Sunday, July 15, 2012

#179 Paper Piecing @ The Crafty Pad

Good Morning Crafty Folks! 
It is time for a new challenge at ....
***EDIT*** please note Mr Blogger has been naughty and has posted this post 12 hours before the challenge has gone live at The Crafty Pad - So sorry :$ 

So without further ado, lets gets to this weeks fun challenge
picked by our lovely Ms Ali!

She would love to see
#179 Paper Piecing

I have loads of photos today so I will not bore you with a long worded post lol  
I used the adorable Butterfly and Verse Set available from the The Crafty Pad Designs Store
The verse alone is magical and when mixed with the butterflies turned into embellishments it is just LUSH! 
I was in the mood for something really pretty so I made a handbag card and there is even a little gift inside especially for a very dear crafty friends birthday coming up soon! 

Paper pieced butterfly embellishment made from the butterflies in the Butterfly and Verse Set
The clasp is left over from a alteration I made to a tea chest.

 Yes that is 34 panels of hand stitching!   Gee do I obsess much???

Another little butterfly embellishment!

A little gift to sit inside - A selection of handmade pins and some blanks so they can make their own too. 

My daughter calls this a wedding cake, it looks adorable and good enough to eat lol ! 

The gift sits nicely inside ontop of the verse and is easily removed.

And lastly the set together.

I raided lots of bits from my stash for this, the bag clasp was left over from an altered tea chest, the lace on the front of the bag was an off-cut left over, along with the trim used on the pin holder.  The flowers are Kaiser and they were also left over from another project.  To make the butterflies more wispy and magical they are sitting on some wood fibers and there is a lots of pearls and some homemade posh pins used for the butterfly antenna's. 

We have a fabulous sponsor prize for you all to play along for this week! 
 has kindly given us 
a £20 voucher to spend in their store
to one lucky random winner! 

The Team B girls have some gorgeous projects to share with you this week so be sure to pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and check out there inspirations!
***EDIT*** please note Mr Blogger has been naughty and has posted this post 12 hours before the challenge has gone live at The Crafty Pad - So sorry :$  

Thanks for dropping in to see me :) 
Look forward to seeing you at The Crafty Pad Challenge!

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Inside Out Tues
Oldie But Goodie - Flower Power Tues
Paperminutes - Shabby Chic / Vintage Tues
Shopping Our Stash - Extra Folds / Pleats Tues C13
Crafts and Me - Stitching Wed  
Word Art Wednesday - Uplifting Quote (inside the bag) Wed E2/2
Southern Girls - Pearls Thurs E1/1 AUS
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - For someone Special  Thurs E1/3
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything But Square Sun E1/3
Sweet 'n' Sassy Digi Challenge - Fun Fold Card Sat 
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20 Treasured comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

It's still Saturday night here so my card won't be up for hours! This is amazing, so pretty and what a lucky person to get this fabulous card and pressy. You are so clever at making these unusual cards.

Sue said...

WOW!! I can honestly say that is one of the most beautiful creations I have seen. I LOVE the design and all the wonderful detailing especially the gift inside. Thanks so much for sharing
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow its stunning Leesa.. i just love the design and the gorgeous papers.. a real work of art
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie
Lisa x

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Leesa, You are a clever lady. Love the papers and the gift idea inside.
So glad I can get on my blog again and last post has gone on ok so hopefully :))
Hugs Mau xx

Barbara said...

Awh Leesa, this is truly a masterpiece. I have not seen anything like this in blogland. Of course your creations are always so special. Love the design, the color combo and the stitching!! What a treasured friend to receive this. Your hat pins are beautiful as well. It is always so inspiring to visit you blog. Hugs.

Debs said...

Oh Leesa I don't even know where to start with the totally awesome project :o) It is far more than a card - it is an amazing piece of artwork created from the heart.
Amazing details and your friend will be stunned I'm sure when she receives it.
Thanks for sharing it with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Heike said...

a big dream it is....

xxx Heike (Paperminutes)

cotnob said...

This is absolutely stunning Leesa, what a special gift for your friend she will treasure it.

Dawn said...

Wowsers, someone is one lucky lady! I love love love your project!
Dawn xx

Estelle Grace Tudor said...

I simply love this creation Leesa, you are one talented lady!

Hugs, Estelle xx

Unknown said...

O wow, this is amazing, wonderful, creative, superb must be it has taken lot of time. Thank you for joining at My Heart Pieces and dont forget to check back if your are the winner.

Evelina Wikberg said...

Amazing work. Just so much detail, so much to look at. Absolutely stunning!!Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva.xx

CarlaKH said...

wowza! what a gorgeous set you have here! Just beautiful and so much detail! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Deena said...

What a super cool project this the idea of the home made pins inside the purse...great job! Thanks for joining in with Shopping our Stash this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh my heart, Leesa. What an amazing project. I am in love with it. The hand-made pins are just divine. Did you make them? WOW! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. What a treasure to have linked to our challenge, and I SO ENJOYED stopping by to see it. WOW talk about creativity at its finest!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Marlena M. said...

I am picking my jaw up from the floor....WOW what an amazing piece of art. Thank you, thank you for sharing this at Word Art Wednesday~we are blessed to have you. ;)

Wendy Swenne said...

This really is so beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.


Deanne Saunders said...

Amazing creation!!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!


coops said...

oh wow this is absolutely fantastic.really love the stunning design and gorgeous pretty details.
thanks for joining in my stitching challenge at Crafts and Me :D

xx coops xx

Zippy said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! Beautiful colours, beautiful everything! Xxx

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