Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Patchy Elephant

Good Morning on this wet and windy Wednesday!

This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago when I bought this dear elephant stamp by Woodware.

I really enjoy doing paper piecing and it's also a great opportunity for using up scraps of pretty papers.

I'm afraid I don't know what these papers are as they were in my scrap box but I think they are from the same set.  The backing paper is actually well "gutted".

After paper piecing the elephant I put the card through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder then lightly inked the raised areas.

I pricked round the edges and added faux stitching and that's where I think I should have finished.  But no - I had to go on and stamp the little black flowers and put orange dots in the centres.

I would like to enter my card into the Fab n Funky Challenge  #295 which this week is Paper Piecing.

35 comments:

  1. Oh Barb, he is so sweet and love the idea of using up your papers.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  2. Oh Barb, I love this elephant, he's soooo cute, and you remind me I have some NBUS Woodware stamp needing the light of day... Soon!!!
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x PS well done on the link.

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  3. Such a cute elephant. I never would have thought of embossing the card once the elephant was in place, but it looks fab! Might have to steal that idea.... Cara x

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  4. Awww.... Really lovely card!! I pinned it!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481879030/
    Love so much the simply elegance and sweetness of your card! Great idea the paperpiecing plus embossing, I must try!
    Any little detail is made with care and attention, fab work!

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  5. Great idea, that you embossed the image. I did not seen that before. Well done!

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  6. Hi Barb, gorgeous card and love the layout too. Thank you so much for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 19

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  7. Very cute! I like the way you used different papers for the elephant and the effect of embossing it all is super. Have a great evening!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  8. Adorable card. You did another fabulous job.

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  9. Hi Barb...Cute card....love the paper piecing....pretty papers....Joolsx

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  10. Love the paper piecing. I used this elephant recently - it really is a lovely stamp. I like how you've embossed the whole panel, it looks great. xx

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  11. Now that is something I'd have never thought of doing. (putting through an ef after paper piecing ). It really is a brilliant idea and one I must remember to try out. Thanks for telling. Love the elephant and the colours used. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. I like the additional touch of the flowers. It adds to the whimsy and quilt feel of this. It is very lovely.

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  13. Gorgous card Barb. I love that Woodware elephant and the great paper piecing xx

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  14. Barb, that is the cutest little paper pieced elephant! I love your textured embossed background too. What a wonderful CAS design card. It's utterly perfect for our challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky too. Thanks so much for kicking off our challenge with such style! We look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

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  15. This is gorgeous,love the paper pierced elephant, so adorable! ... Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  16. Barb this card is so adorable. The little elephant is darling! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.

    Buffy x

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  17. What a cute stamp and he looks fabulous paper pieced. It's always a bonus when using up snippets and very satisfying to see the pile getting smaller.
    Lorraine

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  18. aw so very cute - brilliant x

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  19. Very cute card Barb, the elephant is so sweet and I love your paper piecing. Thank you too for your lovely comment and link on your blog yesterday, I gained two lovely new followers :) I just need to learn how to link now, I'm so daft when it comes to computers lol
    Hugs, Kaz x

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  20. Cute paper piecing, and I like the embossing too. It all works together for a real homespun look!

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  21. Great paper piecing, Barb & love the dry embossing!

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  22. Every time I see this little patchwork Ellie used somewhere, I want it! It's adorable with the paper piecing, and that embossing is so pretty. It is very delicate with the 'country feel' of the 'quilting' on Ellie, and just a darling card. Especially nice in the pink tones. TFS & Hugs

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  23. Barb this is just darling it's so sweet for a baby it's great how you embossed it all together I might have to borrow that one for one day
    hugs Nikki C

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  24. Oh, how cute is this!? LOVE IT. Great paper piecing Hun.
    xxx

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  25. Adorable elephant, beautifully papers too. I like the sweet little flowers.

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  26. I love baby elephants so much! This is adorable! Beautiful paper-piecing!

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  27. I like paper piecing too, and this is such a pretty example. I love how you embossed it all as well, it looks great.
    Jean x

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  28. Super card Barb, I too love paper piecing and really like the effect of running it all through an embossing folder.
    Janice x

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  29. What a super elephant stamp and as you say just right for paper piecing - great idea to run it through an embossing folder as well.

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  30. Beautiful paper piecing on the stamp, love the embossing

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  31. That's one cute elephant and I love how you've paper pieced it. It reminds me of a patchwork one I had as a child.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  32. Oh this is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
    Happy crafting! Catherine ( DT ) x

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  33. Great work thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky xx Jan DT

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  34. This is so sweet, I love your little patchwork elephant x

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