Thursday, 4 September 2014

Paper Piecing with Mama Elephant

Hey there!

You can tell the kids are back at school can't you? 2 posts in one week!!

I am playing along with 2 monthly challenges today, Make the Day Special are running a sketch challenge and Mama Elephant are asking for paper-pieced thank you cards (Oh Bother, after uploading the challenge pic I have just realised my schoolgirl error... no prizes for guessing what it is!).

I only have one ME stamp set at the moment and when I looked at it I must admit I nearly quit before I even started, paper-piecing those dinky little images was not going to be easy! But I persevered and ended up being delighted with the result. It's the first time I've tried a cloudy background for my images and was totally inspired by this card by Torico.

I used my lawn Fawn grass border die to cut 2 borders, one of card and one of fun foam, I love the extra dimension the foam brings to the card but to tone down the green a little I added a vellum banner embossed with an Avery Elle Happy Birthday Thank you sentiment *wink*

The images which were masked first to create a cute little scene are paper-pieced with Lawn Fawn Hello sunshine PPs, that little guys onsie with the moon and stars on it is so cute I WANNA DIE!!!! Ha ha =D

I have some more ME stamps on order, I'm hoping they'll arrive before the end of the month so I have a chance to re-enter the ME&Me challenge again this time following ALL the guidelines *rolleyes*

Until next time!

Nikki XxX


  1. This is lovely :)
    Thanks for joining in at make the day special stamp store.
    Kate x

  2. Gorgeous! I must get that set, Jo x

  3. These little kids are sooo sweet in their paper pieced outfits! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  4. Ok, just bought the set and I blame YOU! Jo x (Thanks hun - hehe)

  5. Wow, thats really a wonderful. Every piece matches perfect!

  6. Oh wow!! how adorable... well done on the fiddley paper piecing, it was soooo worth it :0) Great way to use the sketch, thanks for playing along with our monthly challenge at Make the Day Special Stamp Store x

  7. I love how the little kiddos are like staring out of a magical ball. Brilliant!!

  8. I love how you did the background and the kids - love the grass too! haha :)

  9. Nice job of paper piecing. The little images are so cute.Love the card. - Jim

  10. So so cute and very adorable scene!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Mama Elephant and ME!