Monday 11 November 2013

A little different paper piecing

Good after noon everyone! Hope you had a great start of the week and are ready for our new challenge over at Crafty Card Makers. The theme of the week(s) is PAPER PIECING. Fun to do from time to time, however this time I gave it all a little twist. :)

You who follow me regular knows that I have been spending a lot of time this year making soccer / football cards and I am affraid I am not done with that theme yet. However after making five or six of those cards I needed a change from what I was doing. After all there are only a limited supply of sporty soccer paper to find. I had a "new" sweater prepared for this guy in a lovely blue striped version. The my olders come a long and says : - He can't look that way, that is not a real team sweater. So time to rethink what I was doing and I look through my dies and put them in some order. During that time I found of Joanna Sheens new patchwork dies, and guess what came to mind?

Yep that's right. One of the dies is perfect for making soccer balls! Took a while to cut all the pieces but if the theme is paper piecing, then you take one for the team how to speak. So I made a ball used another die to cut it into a round shape and then cut some stripes of grass to give Mr Soccer player some ground to put his feet on. I also coloured the sweater in a nice red colour, there is plenty of read teams out there, Bayern München for example and a favourite player of my kids is Ribéry. Even got the number right even if the shorts isn't a total match. It would have been to much red. LoL My little guy is coloured with my Letraset family and I got to try a new way of paper piecing even if it's not the first way you might think of. But as I have covered the whole base of my card, I hope that it still will count as paper piecing. After all it's all about building a pattern with the help of papers.

We are sponsored this time as well and this time we have some smashing prizes up for grabs. Take a look at this and for more information, go to the Crafty Card Makers blog. 


Ok then. This is all from me for today. It has been a few long days with my partner Mats away. He has spend a few days in Istanbul, Turkey with his job and will be back later on tonight. Thank goodness that me and the boys could spend a few days at my mum's place. It was good for us all. :)

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Always anthing goes
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Scribble & Scrap blog - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes


Karen Petitt said...

What a fab idea, very clever Marie - will try that.
I hope your mum pampered and spoilt you huni.
Keep well xx

loz said...

Gorgeous card and image Marie. Visiting from MIM..Loz

jane stillman said...

This is so well worth the time it took to cut out all the pieces, a great card. Thank you for joining us over at Scribble and scrap, good luck

Viv said...

Thanks for joining in my challenge with this fab card Marie - great shape and a must for any football fan!!! x

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is a fabulous card Marie. Xx

coops said...

stunning male card marie.fabulous football shape and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

Unknown said...

Saw this adorable card on MIM!! I love it!! Perfect card.. great design and awesome coloring! Absolutely fantastic!!

This is gorgeous!!! Saw you on MIM. Such a beautiful design!! Wow!!!

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Alyx said...

Fab card! Any little boy would love this.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.