Saturday, 23 June 2012

Paper piecing at "Less is More"

The sponsor this month at "Less is More" is Stampotique, who is giving a $30 voucher for use on their products to our winner.
I think that this pair of birds from their range is simply super and perfect for paper piecing, although cutting out the little flowers was very fiddly. The homespun look of gingham seemed just right for this pair!
The papers are all digital downloads from Cuddly Buddly. They do some super self colour sets of papers which I love.
More Cuddly Buddly papers here, this time from the Patchwork of papers series. These make perfect papers for the piecing technique. This stamp set by Francoise Read for Woodware is also tailor made for it. I used just a strip of blue to represent the sky so as to keep the design CAS.
The sentiment is computer generated in Pea Roxy Girl font. I always try to match the style of font with that of the images and spend ages trawling through my font file searching for something suitable. I frequently get an idea of what I'm looking for in my head and if I can't find it, then go to numerous Free Font sites to download a new one. I do have my favourites however and this is one of them.
I shall be out and about for the next couple of weeks so will comment when I can!

38 comments:

  1. Great challenge Chrissie, your cards are super and I love the detail on the balloon. Thanks for the name of the font. I am off to find my scissors. Hope you enjoy yourself in the next few weeks.

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  2. Love these examples. I especially like how you've built the frame for the birds. I MUST use my die cuts more often, they give such a professional look.

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  3. gorgeous cards, lovely designs

    sue

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  4. Fabulous cards Chrissie, I'm not first today!! We are in Germany having a great time but the weather hasn't been better than at home. It stayed dry for the wedding yesterday so that was good. Pic on my blog. xx Jan

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  5. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. Hi chrissie
    Two fabulous cards. ..... I love paper piecing......
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  7. Cutting all those flowers must have taken some patience! Fab cards - I love paper-piecing :-D

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  8. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, I think I would have just coloured the flowers.
    Please can you tell us which Font site you use. All the ones I've tried don't seem to have this one or the ones you yold us about last time.
    Thank you

    Anne

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  9. The gingham birds are so cute - it's a really fresh looking card. But I just lovo the hot air balloon - super card.

    Love this week's challenge!

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  10. Thanks for another fab theme and your cards are great love the hot air ballon one.
    Nicky

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  11. Lovely cards Chrissie & great paper piecing on the balloon.
    Sally x

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  12. Great challenge this week. Love your balloon and the blue panel behind!

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  13. Super cards Chrissie, love those Stampotique birds! xx

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  14. Awesome cards Chrissie, I adore the clouds and balloon.

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  15. Oh these are fabulous Chrissie and I love the cards you've made while I was away.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. these are so cute, love them

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  17. Gorgeous cards chrissie - I just love the challenge theme this week, hugs x x

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  18. Great cards again Chrissie,those tiny flowers must have taken you ages to cut out. Not done too much paper piecing so another super challenge you picked. Thanks again :)Viv xx

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  19. Love the embossing on the sky panel and those gorgeous papers you've pierced the balloon from. The birds are stunning with that frame! Have fun 'out and about' these next two weeks!

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  20. Really love the little birds and cutting out the flowers is quite a labour of love I should imagine!
    Juliaxx

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  21. Chrissie, these two paper-pieced cards are so wonderful! I love the cozy, country, charming feel of the gingham on the bird and the other patterned papers you used on the ballon. Awesome! Great combination of stamps, papers, and textures. Love them, as usual!

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  22. Just when I forget about a technique, you and Mandi bring it to the fore! Paper piecing is great fun and I love how you've used it for your pair of birds and balloon. I like the strip of blue to represent the sky too. Hope you are 'out and about' for fun! Vicky x

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  23. Hi Chrissie,
    Great challenge this week, I love paper piecing.
    Your cards are fab. I love the little birds, they look so cute in the gingham.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my Blog. I don't know how you manage to get through so many each week. xx

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  24. Love this weeks challenge, has to be one of my favourite techniques. Your cards are great and I love the balloon.

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  25. Both cards are adorable, but I do especially love those gingham chicks!!

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  26. Totally adorable birds! They made me smile~

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  27. Delightful birds and cute hot air ballons, great paper piercing. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Hugs

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  28. Lovely cards Chrissie. I really like the little birds and paper pieced flowers. x

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  29. Smashing cards this week again Chrissie, sorry I've not been around much :{ I hope you're off out glalavanting and having fun, hugs Gay xxx

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  30. Such a nice anniversary card and the ballon card is lovely :)

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  31. Two fabulous cards, love the bird digi, really sweet. Great colours on the balloon card and love the clouds.
    Great challenge this week.
    Thanks
    Kath x

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  32. fantastic cards, chrissie!!

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  33. Delightful cards Chrissie! The balloon is splendid.

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  34. Fantastic cards, adore those little birds and you're right they look brill in the gingham.

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  35. Your cards are sublime and so beautifully made​​. I really like the first but I also like the one with the balloon.

    I had no idea what paper piecing is. After some searching on the web I found and I loved to make a card this way.
    Thanks for this great Challenge.

    Daen'Ys

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  36. WOW Chrissie ... both of these cards are fabulous. I just love that balloon. I can't imagine how long it took to cut out those sections. This was a real challenge for me (I suck at piecing) so I couldn't let this one go by.

    Thank you!!
    Carole

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  37. Sorry I'm so late to get to your blog this week Chrissie, I'm hoping for a quieter life next week :0)
    Two gorgeous cards...youve choosen some lovely papers for the images and a great font for me to look up too :0)
    Jenny x

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Thanks,
Chrissie