Sunday, 20 March 2011

A bit of paper piecing....

Hiya! I'm sorry I've not been around much over the past few days. I'm going to partly blame the computer (it's fixed now but goes soooo slow it takes me 30 mins to comment on 3 cards!), I've also just got myself a new allotment (if you're interested in that sort of stuff, you might want to check out my new allotment blog....) so I've been down there while the sun's been shining. And then I finally got into my craft corner and I'd managed to misplace my mojo :-( So I have to say I'm not too pleased with this card but it needed to be done!

My first go at a twisted easel card - I like that part of it but then I followed a sketch at Cards for Men and really the image was too big for the layout....

All the images and sentiments are part of Clare Curd's It's a Man's World range.

A close up of the paper piecing.....

I used:
Images/sentiments - Clare Curd, It's a Man's World
Papers - Papermania Rich Greens
Gems from stash

CRAFT - paper piecing
Cards for Men - fab sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Creative Inspirations - Easel card (if I haven't missed the deadline!)

I'll be back in a bit with my card for Dream Valley's new challenge! Don't miss it!

Love 'n' hugs


Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous card, love your image and papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mandy said...

Hun it's a fab man card, I can't see why you aren't pleased with it :)
hugs Mandy xx

Wishcraft said...

Well I think it's fab hun. Love the papers and image, great design too :o) Lisa x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Fab card it's great to see a male card.Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Kerry x

Melly said...

An allotment?? Im so jealous! I would love to potter about in one growing all my wee veggies and talking with all the oldies hee! Have to stick with my veg plot and the dog then!
The cvard is fab honey! I so gotta try them! I think the image is fine on the card! fab!
Hugs Melly xxx

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

coops said...

brilliant male card mel,fab image and i love your paper piecing and colours :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

fabulous easel creation, awesome shades of green and super fun image, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon

Cor* said...

A fantastic twisted easle. Love the paper piecing and colors! Great image. Thanks for sharing your awesome easle with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck!

KarenB said...

I love your paper piecing work - and I like how the twisted easel card turned out :) I haven't tried one yet but they do look like fun!

laney said...

Fabulous fun easel card great colour too !!
thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations hope to see you next time too

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Mel. Thanks for joining us over at Cards fro Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x