Saturday, 16 June 2012

Week 159 - Paper Piecing

Good Morning My Fellow Crafters,

I hope that this finds you all well and happy.  We have had another birthday in the Channon house this week - our Kate is now 19! and I have reminded her that this is the last year of being a teen the answer was "thanks for that Mum"!  Mum and Daughter had a lovely girly day with lunch out and then a very relaxing manicure.  We are having a family meal tonight so that will be lovely.

Today's Challenge from our lovely Nicola is
Paper Piecing / Paper piercing

our generous sponsors for the Challenge this week are

My take on this challenge is this design ~

We did this project in a class recently using the gorgeous Cutie-Patooties from Little Claire.
This little chap is the Catapault Boy.

As you can see I have paper pieced the hat and the trousers with the same backing paper  (sorry can't tell you what it is as we used it all in the class! sorry)
The patches were pieced from a separate paper to really give the image depth.
If you haven't had a bash at paper piecing do have a go as it is very straight forward and gives a great deal of interest to your designs and it gives the recipient a few minutes to try to figure out how to did it!!

Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to peep at the other gorgeous projects the design team have come up with.

We have another busy day at the shop today - we have the final demonstration day in a run of 3 weeks - the lovely Clare Rowlands - Creator of the Molly Bloom stamp range is popping in to share her fabulous work and inspiration.
We have also got a few surprises up our sleeves - all on a circus theme - I am sure lots of pictures will be taken and we will be able to share them with you!
As always it is an open invitation so do pop in if you are in the area.
For now I must close and finish preparing for another busy day,
Do have a go at the Challenge and please leave a comment - it would be great to hear from you if you have had a go at this technique and let me know if you like what I have done.
Take care and enjoy a lovely weekend whatever you are doing,
Bye for now
and thankyou for popping by,
Jo xx

P.S  Apologies for not blogging the pics from Leonie's demo day - I do now have them and will be putting them on tomorrow without fail!  Please pop by again to have a look at these.
Jo x


  1. Gorgeous card Jo, love the added dimension by double paper piecing the patches!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  2. very very nice Jo must try this myself not that i'm a fan of cutting out but it really does look great
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

  3. Super card Jo, you reminded me that I haven't done any paper piecing in absolutely ages...must try and give the challenge a go this week! Have a great weekend, Carole Z XX

  4. Wow what a super card jo and love the idea of paper piecing not that I've done it before, but will try and put something together. Great to see you all this afternoon and lovely projects and cards from clare. Not forgetting the super entertainment as well from the girls at the shop.
    Hugs Fi xx

  5. Hello jo a lovely card I haven't tried this kind of craft but your card has made me want to attempt it -Thaks for yesterday - meeting and watching Clare was inspiring I enjoyed every minute of it - big thanks to the girls for making us laugh and to the people who fed us with their amazing cakes, scones ect. see you soon Gillian xx

  6. This is lovely Jo. I do like paper pieceing. Lovin' the paper you chose for his clothes. :o)