Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TCP September Paper Piecing

The Cat's Pajama's September challenge is paper piecing.  I do so love to paper piece, especially love to paper piece TCP images.  My favorite images to piece are the bun buns.  It's the ears.  There's something about those ears.  I don't think there's a TCP fan out there who isn't taken by those ears the EsOD (ears of death) as they are affectionately known.  Since I often piece Bun Bun i decided it was time to do something different for the challenge, but what?  I pulled out all my TCP stamps and browsed through them.  That's actually a fun activity for me, and I do that every so often just for yucks and jollies, yeah, I know I'm a little weird but that's not news to me or to most people who know me.  As I browse I sort the sets into piles, they're in an ever changing order but every sort has a pile of the ones I'm thinking I might use for my next card.  During this sort I ended up with 5 stamps that I would have liked to use.  So I sat and looked at them for awhile longer and attempted to make a decision.  Well, decisions are a funny thing for me.  Some days when I have to make them, I can do it with pause then there's day that making a decision is just not going to happen.  This was one of them, and on this kind of day I resort to eenie, meanie, minie, moe...and my mother told me that the penguins on the pumpkin were the very best one.  So that's how I decided to make this card.
It's obvious that the pumpkins have been pieced but what you probably can't tell is that even the penguins have been pieced.   Even though they're just black and white they've been cut out and pasted over (and in some spots under) the original stamped image.  Yes,sometimes for reasons beyond my understanding I can  get a bit nuts about this stuff but you probably already knew that.

Here's the deets:
stamp - The Cat's Pajamas Hello Pumpkin
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Authentique Enchanted pad; Close To My Heart Mischief pack
miscellaneous - copics; MFT Oval stax die-namics; The Cat's Pajamas Hearts Swirl and banner from Easy Rosette Cut Ups; Jolee's Boutique spider web sticker; orange and black bling; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUESSept13
What If Wednesday DCC925 - Happy Fall Y'All
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Oldie But a Goodie - Dies and Punches (the CTMH paper pack, I bought over a year ago, put away and forgot I had, didn't even recognize it when I stumbled upon it this year)

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Lovely use of dies and a great card design. Thanks for sharing with us at an OBAG this time. Good luck, Jx

  2. This is very cute! I love those penguins! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge !

  3. Darling image, Chris! I love the paper piecing and the stitching on this! Really cool DP & die cuts, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  5. Adorable and the choice of paper is wonderful. Love that herringbone in the pumpkin


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