Friday, 15 July 2011

Patchwork Mimi

The background for this card was inspired by one of the great videos at Stamp TV - Using Your Scraps which you can see here.  It's a great way to use up the strips of paper that I always end up with having cut a six by six sheet to fit onto a card blank and was really easy to do.  It's just strips of paper (I cut mine to one inch) stuck onto a piece of card and then trimmed.  On the video, a sewing machine is used on the card but as sewing machines and me do not get on (!!) I used a Hero Arts stamp to add some faux stitching instead.

The image I used is from Penny Black die cut with a X-Cut die and I finished the card with a greeting and some Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter the card in the following challenges:

Creative Craft Challenges - 'pretty blossoms'
Divas by Design - 'pastels'
Penny Black at Allsorts - 'flower power'
Crafty Sentiments - 'stitching' (real or faux)
Totally Papercrafts - 'girly girl'


  1. Gorgeous Helen...and thanks for joining us at Divas' too...!

    have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

  2. Gosh, that's really effective, what a brill idea. Love it, x
    BTW yes it is one of your ATC's on my collage

  3. I am impressed Helen it looks fab

  4. What an adorable card Helen. Using up the paper strips is a fabulous idea. I so need to make one of these cards because I have so many strips that are just too small for other things. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

  5. A lovely creation Helen, Mimi looks great in pink and your faux stitchine is most effective.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  6. oh this is one gorgeous card,love the image,and great layout too bless you for playing at creative craft challenge,we really appreciate your support,love cheryl xxxxxx

  7. What a fun card and I love your background, I really did think it was machine stitched, think I need that stamps! lol Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  8. Love the stitching - really pretty colours too. Jxx

  9. Hi Helen, lovely card, clever idea to use up your scraps of card or paper, i've got tonnes, the colours you have chosen are pretty. Janette

  10. Cute way to use your strips, lovely, pretty card!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck, welcome again;-))m

  11. Gorgeous card :o) Fab image and such a great way to use up paper strips... I don't have a great relationship with my sewing machine either lol! Lisa x

    PS. Thanks for joining us at PFP!

  12. thank you so much for joining in the fun over at Creative Craft Challenges

    I love the idea of the sewing stamp, great idea

    Sylvia x

  13. oh how fun, love the stitching. She is just adorable. thanks for joining us at Divas By Design. Hope you will share more of your artwork with us.

  14. Hi Helen, what a sweet card. Love the image and the use of the backing papers is just great. I've got so many of those that I don't know what to do with, but don't want to chuck away! Sarah

  15. Hi Helen.
    This looks adorable. Such a cute image & I love the background papers. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  16. Pretty card and love the patch work effect,thank you for joining us at Penny black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  17. what a gorgeous card - thank you so much for joining us on totally papercrafts this challenge

    - victoria -

  18. Awww how sweet, love the image and your stitching is lovely and so creative. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

  19. Thanks for joining Penny Black @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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Helen x


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