Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A little rainy day crafting

Well, it's been raining here since Friday. So, yesterday, Sage & I decided to make some cards using this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Paper-Piecing.

Now, I need to say that because I don't colour, I don't have a lot of stamps that work well for paper-piecing. I have the new PTI Fox set, Friends Til the End and Tremendous Treats: Birthday.

So, Sage chose the fox set, along with some October Afternoon and Crate Paper patterned paper.


I helped her a little (she was getting frustrated with the cutting. I kept saying: "some people find cutting relaxing," but she was having a hard time believing it! LOL! She was happy with the end result, but didn't want to start a second card. ;)

And, I chose Friends Til the End. I used some My Mind's Eye patterned paper, a TBF #12 stamp and my Heart Border die. I also used my Beautiful Blooms II #2 die & Lovely Layers die to diecut some PTI felt. I finished it off with a raspberry fizz button and PTI twine.


I'm also linking my card up for this week's challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog: Flower Power.

Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

Jean Martin said...

Ooooh!!! These are adorable! I think my favorite is that cute fox! Absolutely adorable! Great paper piecing! :)

Jennifer K said...

Sage did a beautiful job on her card - the cutting is perfect. And I love the PP you chose for your flower and the wood grain background. So pretty!

Melissa said...

It's beautiful Leigh! Love the colors and patterns you've chosen here. Just sweet. Love Sage's darling card too. She perfectly mixed those fun patterns together and Foxy turned out wonderfully!
Thanks for playing along.
Melis

Miriam Prantner said...

Love to see you guys crafting together! Fussy cutting definitely isn't for everyone!

Miriam Prantner said...

But I have to say that I think Sage's card is so cute. AND I forgot to mention, love the new blog look!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your card Leigh - great paper picks and love the wood panel background!

Lisa Carroll said...

These are fabulous! Excellent job with the paper piecing... Sage has your talents! :) Thank you for playing in our "Flower Power" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

artful-notions said...

Leigh, you tell Sage I think she's a piecing genius! And tell her I used the same set. Your card is perfect, (as usual), beautiful combination of papers.

Gina said...

You know I love your card! ;) It is really pretty. And Sage's card is very sweet, too. Tell her I'm with her - I find it hard to believe that people find all that cutting relaxing. I don't either!!!

Kara said...

tell sage i love her little fox!!

Geri said...

Both cards are just adorable, Leigh (and Sage!)! I've seen both images paper pieced several times and they both are so perfect for it! Just got Ms. Foxy myself, but haven't tried her out yet...this makes me want to! I really love the pretty colors you've used against that neutral woodgrain...beautiful look! Hope the sun is shining for you all again soon!!

Linda said...

Sage did a wonderful job on the cute little fox card and your card is lovely.

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards. Fussy cutting isn't for everyone! Great job Sage and Leigh.

Karen C. said...

What a fun way to spend a rainy day!! Sage's card is so sweet - the paper piecing is perfect for this little fox. Love the rustic background on the floral card. Great mix of colours and patterned papers.

Deb said...

I love both cards! Sage did an awesome job fussy cutting and I just love your flower and the papers you chose. Well done!!!

craftmates said...

Love both cards. I should try paper piecing sometime- Irma

Lindsey said...

Love that bright beautiful flower on the woodgrain background. Your card is beautiful. And Sage did a fantastic job. I love that you post her cards, too. She has a lot of talent, too!

Joyce said...

They are both really wonderful. Sage's is as cute as she is, and yours is rustic and beautiful.

Camilla said...

Love your card, so pretty colors.
I like the Fox card too, Way to go Sage! So fine cutting work

Helen F. said...

You both created great cards here, Leigh. Love the Foxy cutie from Sage and your flower sends a "happy" message.

Colleen said...

As everyone else said, both cards are so pretty and cleverly done. Your daughter did a fabulous job with little "foxy"!! And I am especially fond of that flower and how you put it all together!

Carolanne said...

Sage's card is just so cute! She did a great job! And I love your flower on the wood patterned paper. Just beautiful!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful work Sage and Leigh!!

Sage, you did a super job cutting out that fox. I know it's difficult - I just tried myself! The patterns you chose are great.

Leigh, that's a beautiful bloom you've put together.

TFS!