Saturday, 23 June 2012

Paper pieced From Your Teacher

Actually today's card has been paper pieced FOR one of my youngest son's teachers, but the set I've used is called FROM your teacher and features the cutest little smiley apple! You can't see its smile in the card though as I've been doing a spot of paper piecing in response to today's Less is More challenge. Come and have a look:


This is a very CAS design as I was being hassled encouraged to go out with my family! I stamped part of two sentiments from Perfect Pairs onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock, using markers to pick out the bits I wanted and my stamp-a-majig to stamp them where I wanted them. Then I stamped my apple - again using markers to colour different bits of the rubber different colours. The panel was then mounted onto a Very Vanilla card base using dimensionals. Now, here comes the paper piecing part...


... I stamped the apple on the back of a bit of striped designer paper and cut it out. It was then turned right way up and overstamped with my Solid Stripes background stamp to create this gingham effect. I stuck it over the stamped apple on my card and finished with a gem.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: From Your Teacher, Solid Stripes, Perfect Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso (all in marker form)
Card stockVery Vanilla
Other: Real Red paper from the Patterns designer paper stack, Basic Rhinestones, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Tonight my husband will be making pizzas and I shall be curling up in front of a girlie film. This is a concession because tomorrow our household will be gearing up for some serious football-watching as England plays Italy in the European Cup. I shall join in with that too because I'm finding it so amusing: my husband and eldest son are properly manly about watching football but my youngest son and my daughter are hilarious. Last week my daughter disgusted the menfolk when Rooney scored. "Oh look at them!" she said, as the England squad crowded round Rooney. "Aren't they adorable when they celebrate!"

See you later,

45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous paper pieced card Vicky, perfect LIM.

    Have a lovely time with your family x

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  2. The perfect card for a teacher, Vicky...love the touch of bling x

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  3. Oh, this is fabulous!!! I am in love! What a perfect card for a teacher and that little touch of bling is just perfect!
    Your last little paragraph made me laugh! :)

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  4. Hi vicky
    Great card ... Love it ...
    Hugs sylvie xx

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  5. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous cardv....love it .....
    Hugs sylvie x
    Enjoy your weekend

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  6. Vicky, This is just beautiful and the paper piecing of the apple with the plaid is perfect. Thank you for visiting my blog~Hugs Deanna

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  7. Oh this is fab! I must make a start on those Thank yous, I haven't made any yet! Love that ripe red apple, and the little bit of bling!

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  8. Brilliant design! Have a lovely time with your girlie film! M x

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  9. I'm with your daughter! LOL! I can see that!

    Precious card and love the way you did the piecing and then the stamping over it. CAS and wonderful.

    Lynn

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  10. Love that red apple. A beautiful card as always! xx

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  11. Very clever idea to turn stripes into gingham, just a perfect bit of bling to finish.

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  12. So clever and delightful Vicky. Carole xox

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  13. Love your card. Simple and clear. Great.

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  14. This is so clean and crisp!

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  15. Brilliant card and love the gem on the apple! xxx

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  16. I love this combination of stamping and paper-piercing! Even I'd be willing to watch the football if your daughter were watching it with me.... her sarcastic sense of humour would have me chuckling the full 90 minutes. Enjoy your girlie film!

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  17. Great CAS card - love the idea of stamping to make gingham!

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  18. That's great Paper piecing and you made you're own patterned paper too!!!
    mmm in love with the CAS design :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not a football fan but I'm a huge fan of your fabulous paper piecing project

    Kathyk

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  20. Hi Vicky, Brilliant teacher card, love the whole apple in gingham, just lovely LOL
    Thank you so much for your kind wishes, I'm fully recovered now :0)
    Football? Oh dear, I'm really not a fan, thank heavens for crafting that's what I say, have a wonderful weekend, xxx

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  21. Hi Vicky, this is just so clever, love how you've done the sentiment, brilliant! Enjoy your weekend,Julie.x

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  22. Hey Vicky, love your card, quite a few steps, but worth it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

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  23. This is a super sweet card for the teacher! It has to be an apple!!

    Pizza and a movie sounds just super. Enjoy the match tomorrow - I'll be watching here too. Sadly, it's not quite the same as at home - there's no atmosphere!!!

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  24. I like the fact that it's a very CAS card! It's just spot on for the teacher - adorable!

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  25. It's amazing what you can do when you are under pressure! Lovely card Vicky. Hugs, Buttons x

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  26. Superb card Vicky. Such a lot of effort into making a perfectly paper pieced card
    Brilliant card!
    They do get so worked up at the football, the menfolk eh! I find it hilarious too!
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  27. That is a cute card, love the way you stamped over the apple several time! I'm following you now, will have to go back over some of your previous posts. Barb

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  28. Great piece of paper pieced work Vicky - that sentiment is lovely too - Jacqueline xx

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  29. Great card! My little girl really loves it!

    Marrigje

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  30. oh your card is absolutely brilliant!!!

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  31. Another fab card Vicky, I love hearing about your families antics too he he :) Viv xx

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  32. A perfect CAS design Vicky, sweet & simple.
    Sally x

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  33. Wonderful paper piecing Vicky, love it.
    Lynne xxx

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  34. Hola Vicky, thank you for your very kind comment i apreciate to much your comments every week i think you're a really kind person and with a great sense of humor( the word HUMOR is the same word in english and spanish:D)like you family, in Spain the men take the football like " to be or not to be" my husband is a crazy footballerman, play in a team and watch aaaaalll matches:D, i hope an England-Spain final, in Spain we don't like to much the italian team.
    And.. your card is a fantastic paper piecing card perfect CAS card as always, and your colouring with markers are a clever idea!,beautiful work.
    A hug from Palma and i hope the better for England team.

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  35. Hi Vivky,
    Great card. I love how you overstamped the patterned paper, nice touch.
    The football didn't go too well did it - lots of shouting and screaming going on here followed by long faces and words I can't repeat. Never mind, there's always next time! xx

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  36. Super stylish card Vicky , hope you enjoyed your hubbys pizzas , sorry they lost though Hugs Elaine

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  37. Wow Vicky - what a great card - and taken that extra mile (unlike the football.....) by overstamping the patterned paper.

    Karen x

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  38. Love it Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  39. Love this Vicky - I don't believe you need a sombrero!

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  40. I love the paper you made. It suits the layout so well. Great card.
    Thanks for all your comments on my efforts!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x