Morning everyone and welcome to todays event in the Crafting for Gold which is Paper Piecing. Todays sponsor is Ladybug Crafts Ink
|Ladybug Crafts Ink is the brainchild of me, Kerry, wife of one and mother of 3. I started making cards in December 2000 and never in a million years did I think I would have my own online store let along my own line of cling stamps. But here I am almost 10 years later having both!
I was a bit disillusioned with the stamps on the market .... same old same old and anything 'new' was just a variation on the 'old'. Last year I decided it was time to shake things up a bit, found myself an illustrator, Allan McConnachie, to get my ideas on paper and Nikki was born. I also found myself another illustrator, Moira Munro, when I wanted another character and Ruby Fairies entered the stamping world.
You should all know what to do by now to enter for todays prize - visit our Inspiration Blog here
Ladybug Crafts allowed us to pick a digi image to use for todays event and I picked Cat Flap Magnum, not having any idea what paper piecing was all about. So I came to make todays card and asked Mandy for help to explain paper piecing to me - this was her reply email.......
"Paper piecing is where you stamp/print the image out then you do the same again but on patterned paper and then say the image had a waistcoat you would cut the waistcoat out of the patterned paper and stick it over the other one in the same place so now your image is coloured in but has a patterned waistcoat,hope that makes sense....."
......................yep as clear as mud! So here goes with my card, remember I had to print and colour and paper piece this card!!!
What do you think maybe a bronze? But I think Crafty Ribbons will get a Gold in ribbons - do you see the Keep Calm and carry on ribbon on my card? It is a NEW colour!!
You can find all the new colours - Apple Green, Turquoise and Royal here. As a bonus prize leave a comment onto this post and you could win ALL the ribbons in the Keep Calm and Carry on collection.
I was so unsure how I would get on colouring in my image, that I printed out a sheet of them. Since the school holidays started I have done very little crafting on my own, normally I have one or even two little helpers. I have a very long crafting desk, but yesterday I was pushed right to the end of it, having about a A4 size work space - why because I had not 1, not 2 BUT 3 little crafters!!!! They all wanted to colour the cat, Mollie told me off because I would not share my colouring pens and that hers were rubbish. Sam complained that the double sided tape was not sticking - he had not removed the backing paper. And Syd was rather put out that the other two were there!!!
Anyway, would you like to see their creations.....................................In order of age!
Sydney aged 7 with tabby cat and her pop out card.
A side view to show the construction of her pop out card.
Sam aged 4 - started to draw on my jigsaw picture frame before I had a chance to remove it!!
Mollie aged 3
These cards were made by the children, I gave them no help.
Hope you like todays creations