Friday, 29 March 2013

A Wish For You

Welcome to another Polka Doodles challenge, my friends. This week we have a fun little technique for you to use in your projects - Paper Piecing. It's a great way to dress your stamped or digi image and perfect for when you're just not in the mood for fancy colouring.

My contribution to this week's challenge is a response to a blog buddy who said that Polka Doodles images and papers are too whimsical for more serious grown-up cards. Not true, I tell ya! Just take a look at this simple (almost CAS) all occasion card I made using papers exclusively from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. The butterfly and greeting are from the Gracie Fairy Flutterfly rubber stamp set, also by Polka Doodles. I paper-pieced the butterfly, added some bling and we have a card perfect for any adult.


The papers are from Cherry Blossom Lane. There's plenty of stitching on this card. 


Here's a close-up of the butterfly. If you are new to paper piecing this is a great image to start with. Nice and big without too many nooks and crannies. Dress it up with bling and you have a simple yet striking focal image. For cutting and layering I used Spellbinders Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles dies. 


I popped the image up on some foam tape and called it  a day... err, not quite.
Since I had so much fun paper-piecing the butterfly, I went for it with a vengeance on the inside! I paper pieced the flowers, also from the Gracie Fairy Flutterfly stamp set, with the gorgeous gingham papers from Cherry Blossom Lane.


I'm taking my card to Dutch Dare Cards #210 "CAS"; C.R.A.F.T. Challenge#200 "Mother's Day / Female"; Charisma Cardz #12 "Happy Birthday";  Whimsy Inspirations #57 "Stitch It - Real or Faux"Emerald Faeries #41 "Bling" and Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge "Girly".

Admittedly some of Polka Doodle's are cute, adorable and utterly precious - call it a design flaw (LOL) - but have you seen Nikky's latest designs? NO? Well then, you simply MUST hop over to the Polka Doodles online store and check out this Limited Edition Mini CD called "Fredericka" containing the  most gorgeous grown-up images. You'll find yourself reaching out for your colouring medium of choice because these images just scream "Colour Me"!  There are 10 images and over 100 backing papers and Nikky is offering free postage worldwide!


That's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by. I wish you all a truly blessed day. Link up your project and I'll be around to take a peek!

Beijinhos!



24 comments:

  1. Fantastic card my dear Asha ^_^
    Have a beautiful happy Easter weekend^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  2. Gorgeous card Asha, lovely paper piecing.xx

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  3. Fabulous card - I am still in awe of that stitching! Love the use of the butterfly for your paper piecing and the inside is just as fabulous. TFS and enjoy the weekend.

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  4. Beautiful card, Asha! I love the soft colors you used! Great paper-piecing!

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  5. Fab paper piercing Asha! beautiful card huggles hun and have a lovely Easter xxxxxxxx Sue

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  6. I've never tried paper piecing Asha. One day ...... Lovely card. Happy Easter. Christine x

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  7. Lovely soft and pretty card Asha. Have a Happy Easter, Nicola x

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  8. Brilliant card love the image and DP you used for paper piecing. Great stitching! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

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  9. Very pretty Asha, love the soft pastel colours. Carol x

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  10. A beautiful card Asha. Big hugs Clare xxxx

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  11. Beautiful card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/03/52-card-pickup-213.html

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  12. This is beautiful!! But my little fingers are cramping just thinking of all the cutting you did!!

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  13. Wowzers! All this talent floating in cardville.

    PS-I have blog candy. I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

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  14. Oh, Asha, this is really gorgeous and the inside is as pretty as the front! I especially love the stitching around the sentiment.

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  15. Beautiful card, Asha! I love the soft colors you used!

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  16. What a sweet and simple card, Asha. Love the paper piecing on that gorgeous butterfly!

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  17. Beautiful card, love the paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge and hope to see you soon! hugs, judit x

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  18. Very sweet card. I love using polka dots. The stitching is terrific especially around the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

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  19. Very beautiful! Love the colors and the stitching on this card.

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  21. Your card is so sweet , I love the paper piecing on your CAS card. Thank you for joking us At Dutch Dare card challenges.
    Lisa

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  22. What a fabulous choice of image to paper piece! Love the colors and the clean design - beautiful!

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  23. Awesome paper piecing. Love the colors you have used. Great stitching as well.

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  24. i think this works great as a "grown-up" card - super cute! love the paper piecing and bits of bling! thanks for playing along at Charisma this week. :)

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