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Monday, 17 March 2014

CCM 112 Paper Pricking/Piercing

Over at Crafty Cardmakers we have a new challenge today, Paper Pricking or Piercing. You can prick/pierce and leave it as just a pricked pattern, or stitch it. We would prefer NOT to see machine stitched creations as these are not really what we are after.

I have used a Mix N Match stencil to prick around my image from our Sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Designs, it is called Little Friends. I then stitched it with some variegated metallic thread. I have coloured it with copics, and am not overly happy with the hair, but as I had stitched all those stitches I was disinclined to fiddle with it too much in case I completely ruined it!

112 Paper pricking

The mats are two different sparkly type papers from my stash. A nice flat card that will go easily, and cheaply in the mail! The butterflys are cut from shimmer papers with Magnolia Doohickey dies.

I am entering this into the following:-

CMD Challenge – #7 Spring
Fun with Shapes – #156 Spring
Great Impressions – Mar: Spring Celebrations
Ladybug Crafts – Mar: Spring Is Here
My Sheri Crafts – #129 Celebrate Spring
Oddball Art Stamps – #1 Use a Digi
OSAAT – #204 Use a Digi
Paper Creator Crafts – #21 Spring is in The Air
Stamplorations – Mar: Stamps and Spring
The East Wind – #3 Spring



  1. Beautiful, Lin. That's such a sweet image and the stitching frames it beautifully. Love the shimmery mats - that shimmer paper is a favourite of mine and it works beautifully as a butterfly.

  2. Sweet. Like the scene, coloring, Butterflies & sparkle. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch204 Use a Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Absolutely beautiful Lin. Love the way you have created this card, so clean and crisp :) :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Use A Digi challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

  4. This is gorgeous Lin I like the sweet image, the colours and embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  5. This is SO cute, Lin!!! LOVE the sweet image and your amazing coloring! Those butterflies are perfect, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  6. So pretty! I love the colors you used for this card... the coloring on the image is so spot on as well. Awesome job!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  7. This is beautiful Lin. The image is adorable with such a beautiful design and papers.
    Hope you are having a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Uber cute and so Springlike! Jackie dt TEW

  9. What an adorable Spring image and definitely Spring colors. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

  10. So pretty love the stitched design

  11. Great card! i love the sparkly papers you used to layer, they add so much color and dimension to your 1D card. Thanks for playing along with Oddball Arts first stamp challenge!

  12. The sparkly paper is so pretty! Really just makes your card pop. Also love the digi image that you used. Thanks for stopping by the Oddball Art blog!

  13. Lin wow !!! This is stunning , this takes paper piecing to a whole new level. I love the metallic thread you used and the image is so pretty and beautifully colored.

    You asked me if I made the winged lady wish I was clever enough. It was made by a local sculptor mainly from reclaimed wood but her hands and wings are metal.


  14. Beautiful card, love the sparkly thread

    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  15. This card is so pretty and sweet. I love the colors you chose and your coloring.

    Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

  16. What a pretty card. I love the metallic stitching. It looks fabulous.Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina


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