Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Less is More - paper piercing and no WOYWW

Well, that was a stroke of luck - after reading on Elizabeth's blog about her new ruler with paper piercing holes in, I'd bought one (as much for the metal edge just in CASE I ever pluck up the courage to use a craft knife here). And then, up popped this week's Less is More challenge of 'paper piercing':
I used:

- DL white card stock

- a snippet of lavender card stock, pierced round the edge

- a snippet of white card, embossed using the 'Plants' folder by Quickutz - if you press your nose against the screen the embossing might show up, the light here is dreadful for taking photos at the moment

- some self-adhesive flowers and butterflies. They're epoxy or something similar and look very realistic IRL - no idea where I bought them, and there's no make on the packet

- sentiment from a clear set by Hero Arts called 'Messages' (original huh?) - stamped using Brilliance 'Pearlescent Purple'

I'm skipping WOYWW this week - have other fish to fry today :(



Mrs A. said...

Very nice Miss. Like the lilac card stock. Um you do know its not Friday don't you? Hugs Mrs a.

MaggieC said...

A really pretty card. I will have another look tomorrow on the big screen to see the embossing and paper piercing. The Kindle screen is a little small at this time of night. xx Maggie (no number yet)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I haddock sole, but it cod in my striper. I'm such a bass. Am I bad or what? You just toss me a line and I take the bait.

I'm sorry you won't be WOYWWing tomorrow (Tuesday night here), Di, but you sure WOWed me with your beautiful pierced card!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

Lovely card! Oh, and I'd love to stop by for fish and chips......


Glenda Atkins said...

Terrific card, beautiful in its simplicity, love it!

Kimbo said...

That is so pretty. I hope you get your fish fried x

Kath said...

Such a pretty card - the flowers look very realistic.
Kath x

Annie said...

A nice piece of Cod for me please and you know I will drop by whether you are frying fish or exposing yourself to the crafty world :-)
Love the card Di.
A x

Gillian said...

Really pretty card Di

Twiglet said...

Yes thanks Di - I am feeling better today. Your card is perfect - you are a clever thing. Hope all goes well with the fish frying! x Jo

Anonymous said...

Oh, watch that hot oil whilst frying your Sprats honey :)

Stunning card today, LOVE everything about it especially those flutterbies!

Another crafter that doesn't like craft knives, the thought of slipping with it sends me into panic mode.

Have a good day, take care xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What is paper piecing?? Sounds painful :) your card is very very pretty though, it reminds me that Spring is just round the corner!
Have fun fish frying!
Felicitations, LLJ 39 xx

Bubbles said...

No WOYWW??!! That fish you're frying must be a whopper!
I love the colours in the card - so relaxing and pretty.
Be warned about craft knives... and never NEVER decide to use a retractable DIY blade instead. The DIY blades are so much sharper, and if you're really really silly, you'll press down hard when you cut your project, and slice your cutting mat in half. At least, I suppose that's what would happen. Oh, okay... so I did that yesterday!
Happy mid-week, and have a wonderful WOYWW, even if you're not showing your workspace this week :)

lisa said...

Have you asked permission to be absent, Di!!!! Hope it's a nice bit of cod!!
Love your beautiful card, those colours are lovely.
Have a great day.
Hugs Lisax

tilly said...

a super card, love the delicate colours and piecing

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh very nice card here Di. Love you paper piercing edge.

Sarn xxx

Spyder said...

Fried fish is always lovely withchips! Card is great too... A paper piceing ruler...with holes...I'm not puzzled so must click on your link! Have a great week


Viv's Visuals said...

This is pretty Di! Need to find me one of those rulers I think....

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful Di, very pretty. I haven't had much time for anything wither, no posts for a week, so I've joined in with WOYWW this week just to try and break the cycle of not blogging!!


Tracy @ Cardmaker's Delights said...

Beautiful card Di, love it! x

Samantha Elliott said...

Very pretty card there Di! So what is for supper then? Can I come please?

Irene said...

Beautiful, beautiful card di, I loe the flowers and those gorgeous butterflies. Hope the fat is not too hot.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, how timely was finding that ruler!!! Lovely card too - I like the pastel shades ... they are just the colours I look for in flowers to plant in my garden :)

The ribbon storage was developed after months of deliberation - and the frustration of endless rummaging through drawers and boxes for just the right trim. Those three binders are going to make life a whole lot easier and they will look so smart and tidy on the shelf too.

Having studied your method of cataloguing your stamps, I'm stealing it for myself. I've dusted off an old index box - mine is red - and I'm now eagerly awaiting delivery of a postcard album - could be the first of many - plastic inserts, and index cards. I could be MIA for some time as I'm determined to get the job done :)

Hope the fish are frying nicely. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a really great card Di... and sorry you have other :( fish to fry.. would send you bucketfuls of sun just so you can prettier shoots of your cards!
Really you folk over there have my sincere sympathy would hate to live with your weather. although we get bucketfuls of rain the sun always seems to peak through most days! and our rain is warm summery rain :D no where near as bad. love and God bless dear friend, Shaz in oz.x

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, this is so lovely and the butterflies and flowers are gorgeous beautiful colours and what a great ruler l must invest in one of those too! x

CraftygasheadZo said...

I have one of those rulers but keep forgetting I do! Pretty card, I love your style. No desk from me either, because it's empty on one side or I can't share yet what I'm working on! Take care Zo xx

Squirrel said...

Gorgeous! Very delicate and classy.

Oh man, I'm craving fish and chips now. I hope your fish turn out to be more palatable than the :( suggests.

Rosey x

SueH said...

Such a pretty card Di and what a stroke of luck you have your new toy to help with the making of it.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 81

Chrissie said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous Di.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Anne said...

Such a pretty card but when I pressed my nose up to the screen I couldn't se the embossing...actually you really don't want to know what I ended up seeing...... Lovely card and thank you for visiting my blog and being so kind!

Teresa said...

Very pretty card xx

Kathleen said...

Well, I am impressed with your pricking, it is fabulous and so is the card. Love the colours and half of the stickers!!!!!

Kath xxxxxx

Bonnie said...

I love the shape and design of this card! When it comes to paper piecing, a template is a must! I've done some wonky piercing freehand that proves that point!

scrappymo! said... those little stitching holes...great idea to build that into the ruler.

Jen said...

supersweet card di

Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Another amazing card. Love the flowers.
Hugs Tamara