Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Fruity Angel

The angel's not really fruity, but the challenge is.  We hope you'll join us this week at Cooking It Up With Katie for a Fruity Circle and paper piecing challenge.  I love to paper piece, I think that's my favorite technique.  I guess it puts me in the mindset of childhood days and playing with paper dolls.  Do they have paper dolls, anymore?  I did get a book of Shirley Temple paper dolls someplace on-line as an adult but even so that was many years ago.  I used to buy them in the five and ten cent store and I never see those stores around anymore.  I guess with inflation they've been replaced by dollar stores.  The five and dime used to have a section with coloring books and paper dolls.  My allowance was often spent on those books and crayons.  These days I've seen a few coloring books at the local drug store but no paper dolls.  But I digress...
One of the other things I picked up as a kid was a book of embroidery stitches.  It also had instructions for crocheting and knitting in it.  I could barely read the instructions but I was able to follow the pictures.  I learned every stitch in that book and I decorated many things with embroidery.  I guess that was the start of my lifelong love of crafting.  When I was putting these felt buttons together I used a couple of those stitches I learned so many years ago.  If you click on the photo it'll enlarge and it'll be easier to see the blanket stitch, the daisy stitch and chain stitch.  It took a little time to do but time spent crafting is fun time for me.  
I hope you'll come join us over at Cooking It Up With Katie, you can get all the deets about the challenge, get some inspiration from the cards created by the design team and  and you can link up your creation for a chance to win a prize by clicking here

Now about my card, here's the deets:
Image - Digital image Robyn's Fetish "Christy Angel"
Ink - Ranger "Tea Dye" sponged around the white card stock; Ranger "Walnut Stain" sponged around the edges of the dp
Paper - Georgia Pacific cs for the image; My Mind's Eye "Mary, Mary" dp; pink cs scrap; green gingham scrap
Miscellaneous - copics; felt; buttons; DMC floss; Blue Moon star charm; white Glitzy Glitter on wings; pink Glitzy Glitter on the star on the dress; nestibilities

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie  - Get Fruity circles and paper piecing
Cupcake Inspirations #70 - Fairy Cupcakes with green icing and Tinkerbell on them, they look very yummy - funny I've looked at this challenge for a long time and never had a card for it, this week I have two - go figure
Cupcake Craft Challenge 102 - Distressing (sponging on the paper edges)
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  1. Those felt circles/flowers are totally perfect!

    This little image reminds me of a cute little doll my ms. emma got in the mail yesterday! You are so thoughtful to send her a little doll. You made her?!?! Does this mean your multi-craftual? It's going to sit right on her little bookshelf and I'll tell her all about you when she asks me who gave it to her!

  2. Such a bright & cheery card!!! I absolutely love the felt flowers - too cute!!!

  3. Chris this card is adorable - the felt buttons are stunning - you should make and sell them - they would def be popular x
    I'm loving the paper choices and shabby chic feel too hun
    ((hugs)) Suzie
    ps thanks for the heads up about my top 5 hun - maybe that will kick start my awol mojo x

  4. Forgot to congratulate you on YOUR win over at the simon says stamp challenge x
    Well deserved hun x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx


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