Sunday, 24 June 2012

LIM week 73 - Paper Piecing

I'm really gutted, because today I should have been at a workshop Leonie Pujol was holding. But I haven't been well since Thursday evening. I've been sleeping lots over the weekend and trying to do some crafting inbetween and I can't decide if it is a viral infection or my vertigo is back because I have had some hairy dizzy spells. But anyway, enough of the moan, here is my card for this week's Less is More challenge. The challenge this week is Paper Piecing. I remember the first time I saw that on a challenge, I as well as several others read it as Piercing!
I've used a PTI stamp set and you can see below the snippets I used. The handles and top of the basket are actually cut from a strip of the striped paper, you can see the outline of the rest of my stamp. The flowers are cut around roughly but I think it works. I couldn't resist adding some yellow centres to the flowers with a promarker.
So, the evidence below clearly shows this card is also eligible to go into the playground this week at Pixies Crafty Snippet challenge #25. I won't be going on the swings though, dizzy enough as it is!  I'm sorry I didn't do much visiting last week and I am not sure about this week at the moment, see if my health improves.

25 comments:

Sally said...

A lovely card & your paper piecing is fab. When I first saw it on a blog I thought it said "piercing" as well.
Sally x

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a shame you missed the workshop - but i do hope you feel a lot better soon.
Your card is so pretty ..so summery . LOve that little basket!
Lisa x

brenda said...

Vertigo sucks Lynn, hope it soon clears.

Am loving the CAS style cards you have made lately.

B x

GinaA said...

So sorry you are not well and missed your outing, your card is lovely, a FAB basket and flowers.

Sally H said...

Poor you! I know how much you were looking forward to it as well! Hope you feel better soon. Your card is beautiful

Victoria said...

Sorry to hear you're not very well - hope you feel better really soon. This paper works really well as a little basket.

Mandi said...

So sorry you haven't been well Lynn and missed your class
Your card is an absolute stunner..totally spot on!
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

fantastic card, lynn... your paper piecing is amazing! hope you feel better soon!

Marrigje said...

Sorry to read you were not well. Real sorry you missed your workshop as a result. Your card however is great! Very elegant. I really like how you cut the paper for the basket.

Marrigje

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Linby,ooh my singer friend i hope you're better, in cases like that to rest is the best.
Your card is really gorgeous, great work with your flowers and the paper piecing for the basket is perfect, beautiful and perfect CAS card Linby.
Hope you feel better soon.
A warm and BIG hug from Palma the melted island

Linda said...

Really pretty card. Great job on the paper piecing.
Such a shame you missed Leonie's workshop. Hope you feel better soon. xx

Di said...

Just perfect Lynn! Some fiddly work there but you managed it beautifully. Hope you feel better really soon. Stay off the swings as you say! Di xx

Deanna said...

Oh Linby,
Your card is just fabulous with all that cutting out
Feel better soon ;)

Anne said...

Pretty card Lynn, hope you're feeling better by now!

Mrs.B said...

Great card, lots of cutting, but worth the effort.
Hope you're feeling better.
Avril xx

Amanda said...

Fabulous card, great paper piecing. Hope you feel better soon and get to go to another workshop. Hugs, Amanda x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous LIM card and really great paper piecing, for ages I used to call it piercing, felt a right fool when I found out what it should be.

Kath x

M said...

This is awesome and the perfect design for so many occasions! I like how the paper piecing gives just a touch of dimension to CAS cards, gives a little something extra! M x

Mrs A. said...

I'm sure I left a comment on here earlier but it seems to have gone awol.If it turns up just bin it!!
Loving your little basket. This paper piecing lark seems to be catching on. Hope your feeling better soon. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love this very CAS paper pieced card. Great way to use up snippets - very effective.

I'm lurking by the swings, come and play xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Linby . . . I'm sharing my Nutella sarnies out. And Rach has chocolate cake. The plan ith to eat until we make ourthelves thick ! ! !! xxx

Inkyfingers said...

I love that picnic set and it looks so great with the paper piecing. Sorry to hear you've not been well and hope you are on the mend by now.
Hugs
Carol x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous image Linby, all that fussy cutting was worth it :0)
Hope your feeling better now, dizziness is just the pits :0(
Jenny x

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous card Linby and sorry to hear you have been poorly. Hope you feel better very soon.
x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card and you must have used the tiniest snippets ever on it :) I do hope you are feeling better now. My DH had a nasty bout of vertigo last year and it was caused by an equally nasty virus ... he's better now but it was horrible for him while it lasted so you have our sympathy. Hugs, Elizabeth x