Saturday, 20 April 2013

Words, Numbers and Paperpiecing

I have a couple of cards this morning for three different challenges.

The first is my last minute attempt at this week's CASology cue word which trickily was just "word" this week!  I've really been struggling to come up with an interesting idea until I saw the new Keep It Simple challenge which is numbers and finally an idea for a word came to mind....



I love scrabble - so the idea of using letter tiles for my "word" was obvious once it finally came to me!  The choice of word was obvious too - I wanted it to be really simple - nothing but the word on the card and as the song goes "all you need is LOVE"   I used the print and cut function on my cameo to create the scrabble tiles on cream card, stacking each tile 4 thick to create dimension.  I covered the top of each with glossy accents and rounded the corners of the base card to match the tiles.

http://casology.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/week-40-word.html

http://kis-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/kis-12-3-2-1.html

I also wanted to play with some new stamps I got this week - I saw them on a blog and had to hunt them down as their humour really appealed to me!  I inked up one and used it as another opportunity to play with one of my favourite techniques - paper-piecing which is the challenge at The Pink Elephant this week.


The background "flash" was cut on my cameo and I used lots of scraps from my snippets box to do the paperpiecing of the lovely ladies so I'll enter this to Di's weekly snippets challenge too http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/pixies-crafty-snippets-playground-week_15.html
I used copics to colour the skin and hair and then simply fussy cut leaving a little border before mounting on the flash background and stamping one of the sentiments from the set using versafine.

http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe195.html

23 comments:

  1. Oooer Tara, BRILLIANT paper piecing and such a fun card too. Love the Scrabble one as well - you're on a roll there! Hugs, Di xx

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  2. Your scrabble card is such a great idea and perfect for your challenge..I love cards with humour and your made me smile...brilliant

    Anne

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  3. Two fantastic cards, love the simplicity of the first card and the humour of the second. Love those stamps think I need to get some. Hugs, Amanda x

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  4. LOVE your take on this week's Cue Card! This is so simple and yet so perfectly effective! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  5. I love the simplicity of the first and the second made me LOL. Great paper piecing too - especially love how the background looks like a flash has gone off. Great colouring too !!!

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  6. Oh, how I can relate to this :)
    Great card, and so superbly put together too.
    Bubbles.

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  7. FAB, FAB CASology & KIS combination!
    Luckily I can't personally relate to your second card just yet - but it did make me laugh!!!

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  8. Scrabble tiles are the perfect way to approach the cue card this week! So glad you in on joined the fun at CASology this week!

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  9. I love the idea of Scrabble tiles, and your word choice is perfect! (Your secind card made me laugh, too!) Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  10. These cards are both so fab, Tara! I love the second one most!

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  11. Oh, I love your Scrabble card! So simple, but so beautiful...
    Thanks for joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!,
    smiles, Mia

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  12. Wow, you are using your Cameo very creatively....good job. I'm jealous! Love the cards and the rubber stamp...gotta love those girls. They are playground material that's for sure.

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  13. your CASology card is so clever, tara! love the scrabble tiles! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

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  14. As a Scrabble lover, I am gobsmacked by your fun CASology take, Tara! Your card for Pixie's, however, knocked me clean off my chair. I love the layout so much and your paper piecing is brilliant!!

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  15. Great paper piecing and fab card. xxx

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  16. Of course - Scrabble tiles! Why didn't I think of that?! What a perfect take on the challenge Tara. As for that brilliant second card, you and Darnell should get together and make a set of them! Vicky x

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  17. Scrabble tiles are a brilliant idea and lend themselves to such a great CAS design too!!
    I just love the second card... I have one from that range too, they're hilarious aren't they :0)
    Love the flash for the background.
    Jenny x

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  18. Please, where did you get that hilarious stamp of the four ladies? I think I NEED it! I saw your card showcased on Di's Pixie's Craft Snippets Playground - I love it!
    TIA,
    Rosey x

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  19. You dear girl. Thank you so much. My birthday is coming up and I think that is a very appropriate stamp set to request from my nearest and rudest. Haha!
    Rosey x

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  20. I L-O-V-E your LOVE card - simple and clever! And everybody likes scrabble, right?
    Thanks for playing along at Keep it simple!
    Christine

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  21. These are wonderful cards! Your attention to detail really complements both of them: the thickness and glossy coat of the tiles, rounded corners; and the flash background and piecing of the ladies attire is just perfect! TFS

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