Sunday, 6 November 2011

Piece By Piece

Happy Sunday all!
I hope you're all having a great weekend! 
Did you see lot's of fireworks last night? I hope you stayed safe!

It's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad!
This week the theme for Challenge #146 is Paper Piecing!
Now,I must say I have never tried this before &  I found it a bit of a challenge!
However, once I'd figured it out I had a whole lot of fun with it!
You can find a useful tutorial on Paper Piecing on The Crafty Pad blog here!
Here's my card!

The DT were given Sammy Scarecrow to work with this week!
He's such a cutie isn't he!!! 
Reminds me of a few years back when we all dressed up 
as characters from The Wizard of Oz! I was the Scarecrow!
We raised lots of money that year for Children in Need!
You can get him here for just  99p. A fantastic bargain!!!

Forgot to tell you who our sponsors are this week!
Yep, I said sponsors!!!!
We have a set of Grey Promarkers from Letraset

we have a Prize from Crafty Ribbons too!

For the design of my card,
I used the sketch from Midnight Madness #128

I used a sheet of brown textured cardstock to make my 5"x5" card base.
The papers I have used are all from my stash.
I distressed the edges of all the layers using a pair of scissors!

The image was mainly paper pieced, 
the rest was coloured with Promarkers & the background chalked in.

The flowers & leaves were all punched from scraps of the papers I used.
I hope you like my little card!
Now hop on over to the challenge blog to see what lovely creations
 the other ladies of the DT have come up with.
I hope you are inspired & have the time to come & play in our 
I must apologise for the quality of my photos, I just can't get any in 
daylight now as I'm at work all day! 
I have asked Santa for a pop up tent though & I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
My card was made with a few challenges in mind:
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Crafty Emma Entertain us, Film or Song ( The Wizard of Oz)
Marks Finest Papers Fall or Winter theme
Patties Creations Halloween or Autumn Colours
Our Craft Lounge Distressed & Stressed
Pixie Dust Studio Paper Piecing
Sassy Studio Designs Falling Leaves
Midnight Madness sketch #128
Party Time Tuesday Photo Inspirtaion
Creatalicious Challenges Distress Your Edges
Desert Island Crafts Choose 3 from list 1) Fall Theme 2) Leafs 3) Distressed
Tiffany Doodles Paper Piecing
Digi Darla Challenge Holiday Harvest
Stamps R Us Masculine
The Pink Elephant Distressing
The Squirrel & The Fox Hats or Flowers
Come & Get It Challenges Autumn Blessings
Opus Gluei What's On Your Head


  1. It's lovely Dawn - love the image and the colours you have used.

    Catherine x

  2. Awww this card is so gorgeous Dawn. It reminds me of being the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" in Primary 7, lol. "I could while away the hours, conferring with the flowers, consulting with the rain. Whilst my head I'd be thinking, I could be another Linkin....if I only had a brain", heehee...theres a wee bit of the song I had to sing least I think they were the words...ahhh....if I only had a brain, lol!! Love the colours youve used Dawn, its a gorgeous card. Lee x

  3. Gorgeous card Dawn, I like the scarecrow the fab colours and the leafs.
    Kevin xx

  4. Ah this is so adorable Dawn!!!!! You are one crafty lady and your cards always put a smile on my face!!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!! Keep them coming!!!!!!

  5. Great to have you join us at Craft-Room Challenge Dawn with this is a super fun card XOXO Zoe

  6. Dawn I just love this card. The scarecrow is fabulous and the layout is awesome. Love all the autumnal colours and the embellishments are fabulous. Good luck in the challenges :)

    Linda xxx

  7. Dawn this is fab, the paper piecing is fantastic and the scarecrow image is so cute.
    Becky x

  8. Terrific card Dawn! Love his different colored socks. Very cheerful card.

  9. Great Fall colors. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cats Friends.

  10. Love your card Dawn!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween OR Autumn Colors' Challenge #32, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  11. Wow, would would believe you'd never paper pieced - fantastic job! Love all the details and the distressing too. So glad you joined us at Pattie's Creations for the Autumn/Halloween challenge this week.

  12. So cute and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

  13. Wow Dawn, this is beautiful! so love your creations:) Sandra H

  14. This is ADORABLE Dawn!! I love all of your paper piecing!! Too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
    Tammy :)

  15. Fab card hun, just love the colours & how you have put it all together!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. Love all the distressing on this pretty card! And that little plaid flower is darling!

  17. Fantastic paper piecing, Dawn, especially for your first time! I'm very impressed with all the different papers you used and how they all coordinate. Wonderful job!

  18. Dawn, you've done amazing job with the paper piecing , and love the autumn feel you've created, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

  19. This is a lovely card Dawn, and fantastic paper piecing! I've never tried this! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  20. I love Sammy Scarecrow, a beautiful card Dawn.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  21. He is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

  22. A delightful card...I so love the edging/grungy style. Delightful card.

  23. Dawn, this is such a fabulous fall card! I absolutely love the scarecrow and the luscious fall embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  24. A lovely card Dawn. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  25. Dawn you did a great job on the paper piecing. It is a lot of fun once you know how and the ins and outs of it. The papers you chose as the background are a perfect and I love the colours you used on him. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It.

  26. Cute card! Thanks for joining our itinerary challenge at Desert Islands Crafts!

  27. This is so cute - love the papers and colours you've chosen.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  28. Fabulous Fall card. Lovin' the paper piecing and distressing! Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug this week!

  29. Adorable scarecrow! Fun fall papers too! The flowers and leaves are a wonderful touch! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  30. Very cheery scarecrow. Well done. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and play at Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

  31. Lovely card Dawn!
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

  32. What a cute card! It's perfect for Fall! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

  33. So cute! I love seeing how you were inspired by my projects!

    ~Cheryl~ (Guest Chef for the Catered Crop)
    ** Check out my blog candy **

  34. Hi Dawn,
    Absolutely Gorgeous Autumn Card!!! Love the Scarecrow image you've used, the dps, the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. The paper piecing looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  35. This is great!! Thanks for joining us at OCL this week!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  36. Love a scarecrow in the autumn! Your card is grand, I really like how you've used your digi image to create a card that has such a happy feel to it!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei, I hope we are able to get you to keep coming back for more themes!

  37. What a wonderful fall card - I just LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  38. A fab card and a great film! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

  39. great layoutThanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

  40. This is wonderful-I really like your paper piecing and how you've distressed the pieces! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

  41. Cute scarecrow card, love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining in with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT

  42. Super fun card..i love paper piecing though it can be fiddly - you've done a great job, love his odd socks !! Thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge..Esther xx

  43. Wow! That paper piecing is so well done I would have thought it was photoshopped! Love the layout with all the layering,too.
    Just gorgeous! SO glad you played along over at!

  44. what a cute card. love it

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope you join us next week too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  45. Wooaaw, such a great card!! The motiv is wonderful, gorgues colours and I love all the leaves.

    Thanks for joining our Orange/Brown challenge at Kreative Stempelfreunde/Creative Stamp Friends :)
    Hugs, Nina


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