Saturday, 5 March 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Patchwork Background

This week over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, it's Jane's turn to choose the theme, which is:

'Patchwork Background'

This is a fab way to use up all those little bits of paper you've been saving 'cos you just couldn't bare to throw them away! :0)
I used a whole load of scraps from the BasicGrey 'Lemonade' pad (avaiable here at the Secret Crafter)...I love this pad so much, that all I have left are scraps! They were all different sizes, so I've created a random pattern, distressing all of the edges, and adding faux stitching with my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The colours of the papers are bright and zingy, so I've made an Easter card, using two of the bunnies on the 'Bunny Friends' stamp by Penny Black, cut out using one of my circular Nesties (available here at the Secret Crafter). The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, and the flowers are by Prima.

I'm also entering this card into the folwwing challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, including our fabulous new team members, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.


Eseniya said...

Какая прелесть!!! Фон из лоскутков смотрится очень красиво! ))

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, love the papers you have used, and I did think the faux stitching was real!!

Unknown said...

Super card love the patchwork. Mary x

downrightcrafty said...

adorable image and beautiful patchwork so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card love the image and the papers

Diane xx

Claire said...

Oh I love this patchwork effect - it goes so well with the cute little image. Hugs, Claire x

Tasha said...

Wow this is fantastic! Love the patchwork design and the gorgeous papers you used
love tasha xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

gorgeous helen and a great use of your scraps

Hugs Jane x

Shirley said...

I love the patchwork effect Helen. The colour combination is just perfect. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us again next month.


Kat said...

This is beautiful Helen. Lovely fresh colours and a sweet image. Gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend.

Kat xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Hiya Helen!! So glad you could join us here at Sundays With Crissy!! Your easter card is soooo adorable--love the stitching and patchwork squares. Cute image and great job colouring!!
Sarah ☺

Anonymous said...

Helen you never seace to amaze me your card is sooooo cute! love it! off to hunt for scraps! tehhehe hugs Samantha :0)

I knew you would not be able to choose one favourite! tehhehehe thanks for joining us on Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Anonymous said...

cease even! thehhehee

Kelly - Peace Love Lacquer said...

Those bunnies are so dang cute! Love the different sized background papers, what a great idea :)


brenda said...

Hi Helen

Your card is just adorable.

The pretty DP's are lovely and all coordinate perfectly and along with the cute image make a perfect Spring card.

Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

Sarah said...

Gorgeos card, such a sweet image, love your DP, hugs, Sarah x

Uma said...

fabulous, lovely patchwork

Bea said...

What a cute card :o)

And thank for the nice comment on my blog, looking forward to work with you on the team

Hugs from Bea

Deb said...

such a beautiful card and so perfect for our spring theme, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs debx

Berni said...

What a fab idea! I have loads of scraps and never know what to do with them!

Thanks for joining us over at SFTW

Berni x

Kim said...

Helen what a superific card! It's so sweet and love the softness! I always love patchwork challenges! :) Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Anne said...

What a great background and lovely colours, such a pretty card. Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

Jules said...

Hi Helen

What a beautiful card.

I love your image choice and the gorgeous background you have created.

I might have to use this idea as I have a personal challenge going on on my blog. Every Sunday I only use my scraps (or snippets as I call them) in an effort to use up some of what I won't throw away.

I will link to your blog to say this is where I got the inspiration from if you are OK with that?

Beautiful papers in your background and the flowers match perfectly.

Great finished look.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Curly said...

Wow Helen i love those scrummy papers and those Bunnies are adorable,

Have a great week,
Hugs Bridget :-) x

Jodi said...

What a cute image and I love the way you used your papers in the background! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous creation Helen, your patchwork background is soooo pretty.

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

karen said...

Such an adorable card. Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge. xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how darling and fun!! I love the different sized swatches of paper and your paper choices. Beautiful layout and gorgeous coloring of the adorable image. Awesome faux stitching! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy.

Purple Crazy said...

Ooh I love it, cute rabbits and the patchwork are so effective, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. WendyR xx

Unknown said...

Awww so pretty Helen - it was seeing you use these two bunnies masked off that first inspired me to try it. beautiful patchwork background effect. late I know, but thanks for joining last week's PBSC :-)
pauline x

Lisa said...

Too cute! Love those bunnies! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy Challenge!

Sarn said...

Hi . . . visiting you from Jules Snippets Post. Love what you've done with your scraps.
Hugs, Sandra

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning a super cute image and fab design, thanks for joining us at "Sunday's with Crissy" on our stitches challenge, big hugs love pops x x x