Friday 10 May 2013


Punctuality has never been one of my strong points - ask any of my friends - and here I am, almost too late to join the party again with a card based on this week's Retro Sketch which expires in a couple of hours!

I went for a masculine card today, and used my favourite technique again - paper piecing - only this time I did it a little differently as I did both digi and traditional paper piecing using the gorgeous freebie image from Birdie Brown so I'm entering her freebie challenge  and as it's paperpieced and for a fella, it's also my entry for Here Come the Boys this week too 

I imported the image into word and copied it 5 times and then imported some digi papers to the same document and layered them behind the images so that I had one sheet with all the papers I wanted to piece together plus one plain base image.  I coloured the face and skin with copics and then went about fussy cutting all the other pieces and layering them up on the base image.

To match the sketch I added a rectangle of paper from the bargain 12 x 12 packs I picked up recently at TK Maxx and tied a piece of twine with a pair of plyers (a metal charm) hanging off and finished with a simple masculine sentiment banner using the very useful Essential Messages stamp set from Hero Arts - I use this simple Happy Birthday lots on masculine cards as I like the plain lines of it.


  1. Wow, you did great job with digital paper piecing! Perfect! Thank you for joining this month's freebie challenge at Birdie Brown.

  2. Loving your cute paper pieced image and the CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys, love Jacky x

  3. He reminds me of some character from TV but can't think who.... It's the tiny glasses that I find freaky!!! More fab paper piecing... Love the colours and patterns you chose :0)
    Jenny x

  4. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    Just love the spotty dungarees! The paper piecing looks fab! Thanks for sharing at Here Come The Boys hugs Woo xx


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