Saturday, 25 February 2012

CAS scraps

The recipe for this weeks's LIM challenge is to use stuff from your snippets stash I love a snippets challenge http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2012/02/week-56-dont-scrap-it.htmland you can't make a card with snippets and not go and play in the Sunday snippets playground with Pixie, cos frankly that would just be rude!  So here's the link http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/02/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-number_19.html    see you on the swings!

Ever since I did my patchwork class last month, I've been looking and lusting at quilts and quilt patterns and I've been using excel to plan out my own designs (excel is useful as you can drag to repeat the patterns you create).  I'm not sure if I will ever get around to making it up, as I'm not sure my sewing skills are up to it, but this is one my design blocks, recreated from 0.5 and 1cm scraps of paper (yes it took AGES!!!)


The patterned snippets are all my minds eye from the same pad so the colours match and I used some matching solid shades to help define the shape. After cutting all the squares I used a glue runner over a sheet of graph paper to help me get the blocks lined up straight and then I simply cut around the finished shaped and stuck it on my card.  I used the "great big Hugs" sentiment from Frame It from Waltzingmouse as quilts always make me think of being wrapped up in a big warm Hug.

I'm going to make dinner now, so I don't end up with a repeat of last weeks fish finger incident - I've promised DH Lasagne Pastachina this week and I'd better not disappoint for a second week or he'll be padlocking the craftroom door ;-)

Catch you all later.

33 comments:

  1. Whoops - I missed the gates to the playground this week - sorry Pixie - will add this tomorrow if that's OK......

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  2. Love it! Tara this is a work of art - I can imagine it in a quilt too!

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  3. This may have taken ages, but it was worth it... it looks wonderful Tara!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Hola Tara fantastic work of scrap patchwork card, well done Tara.
    A hug from Palma and have a nice weekend

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  5. This was a labour of love Tara
    So dramatic
    Thank you vey much
    Mandir
    "Less is More"

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  6. Goodness what a clever design, the papers work so well, really mimics the fabric look.
    Diane

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  7. Thanks for your kind words Tara. Wonderful card xx jan

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  8. Fab card Tara. Hope your lasagne was good!
    Margaret x

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  9. Now that's dedication for you..... Your quilting with paper looks fabulous Tara and great idea to use graph paper to help lay it out.
    Jenny x

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  10. This is brilliant Tara and a perfect card for patchworking fiends. I was much amused by The Fish Finger Incident - sounds like a murder mystery! - hope the lasagne went down well! Vicky x

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  11. FAB card, think using the graph paper is a great idea. Have tried to do this sort of thing just by eye and it was a disaster, went straight in the bin. Thanks for the tip.

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  12. Good grief that looks time consuming but very beautiful! I make quilts and I promise you the fabric ones are much easier lol!
    Anne
    x
    PS May see you at the NEC, plan is to go Saturday I think

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  13. Very clever, I want to try!
    Linbyx

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  14. I absolutely love this, it must have taken you absolutely ages! A brilliant card for a fellow crafter! I think I might have a go at this! M x

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  15. fabulous scrappy card, very effective! xx

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  16. Phew - this is stunning - must have been a real labour of love! Thanks for the playground plug :) Maybe this week could well be even busier with the Less Is More Challenge too. Di xx

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  17. Holy Moly that must of taken an age but so well worth it it's STUNNING! It's a good think my Closet doesn't have a door or Jim would padlock it for sure. I get lost in there and forget about dinner until my tummy rubbles or he starts complaining. LOL
    Blessings Bernie

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  18. I really miss my quilting! I recently checked into going to a class on machine quilting, thinking I could do that since I can't quilt by hand very well anymore. I LOVE the way you've designed this! Wouldn't have thought to use the graph paper...great idea. Beautiful card!!

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  19. Wow that must have taken along time to put together! I love it. Great card.

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  20. All that work paid off, it is a great card.
    http://janes-creations.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/thinking-of-you.html

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  21. It may have taken you ages but it is worth it :)

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  22. Love your patchwork square. It's very effective. x

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  23. Stunning. Just imagine how lovely it would look made up as a real quilt using material scraps. Love the colour combinations. Only just made it myself through the gates this week. I blame playing with those pogo sticks! Hugs Mrs A.

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  24. Wow that is one amazing card, handy way to use up all those small snips although not sure I would have your patience.

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  25. What a tremendous lot of work to produce this masterpiece. It is brilliant and just shows we should never throw little pieces of paper away. Oh dear, will my snippets box ever be empty? xx Maggie

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  26. What an amazing card, it's gorgeous and so detailed.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  27. Wow, you must have been cross eyed by the time you finished this, but what a stunner!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  28. Wow, this must have taken ages to make. looks good though!

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  29. Great cards, wonderful use of snippets. I don't see the less, it sure looks like more to me. Great card!

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