April 22, 2011

Phindy's Place is Celebrating their 1st Birthday...

Welcome to the Phindy's Place Challenge Birthday Bloghop! It has been one whole year since we began posting challenges on the blog, we can't believe a year has gone so fast!


Hopefully you have come from our wonderfully talented Linda Payne's Blog.
Our challenge this week is Paper Piecing and the usual prizes are up for grabs, as well as a $10 Gift Certificate from Phindy's Place, however you may have noticed that our DT cards were NOT on Phindy's Challenge Blog today, because we would love it if you would hop along with us, and collect a word from each of our postings.

"AND" here we go.... Since our challenge this week is "Paper Piecing" I think it's time for me to show you what I made for this very special blog hop challenge.

(did you happen to notice what word you are supposed to collect from me?)


 I decided to create a "Mothers Day" card, simply because I am going to need it soon enough =)  I used the adorable little girl called "Patience" from Phindy's Online Shop.

I paper pieced her using just one piece of double sided paper from Martha Stewart.  The flourish type design on one side, and the polka dots on the other side.  I thought it worked out perfectly for giving this little ones dress some noticable differences while keeping within the same color scheme.

Do you see that my circle paper behind the image matches her dress and hat?   After piecing the polka dot pieces on her hat and body of the dress, I took my paper piercing tool, and lightly poked at it randomly just enough to give it a tiny bit of texture, but I DID NOT poke holes all the way through.

If you look real close you can slightly tell the difference of texture in this photo, from the circle I used behind the image.  I should have probably taken a closer picture of that, simply because it looks kind of like real fibers in her dress.  =)


When you've got the full sentence, please post it in the comments on Phindy's Place Challenge Blog (which will be hidden until the hop is over!) and for doing that, YOU could win the $10.00 gift certificate to use at Phindy's Place Store.  How Cool Is That?

You aren't required to leave comments at each blog, but we'd love it if you do leave some love for the DT!   Our Blog Hop is open until midnight (GMT) 28 April.


So this week, you have THREE chances to win: the blog hop, the random winner of the challenge and the pick of the week. So what are you waiting for?

Your next stop along the way is our newest talented DT sister Mona's Blog.
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is our main Blog hop order.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget, our challenge for you is PAPER PIECING!  We hope to see you playing along with us this week.

20 comments:

DQ said...

I love this image, it's beautiful, your card is awesome, TFS!

Shirley said...

Lynda this card is so beautiful. I love purple with teal, but I also love it with green. The papers you used for her outfit are perfect. Fabulous card!

Kathy said...

Lynda, this beautiful. Really love these colors together.

Sylvia said...

Very beautiful card, Lynda! LOVE your coloring :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Anna R said...

Love that green dress. Awesome idea of using the double sided paper to have completely matching color with different patterns...think I may take that idea and use it soon! : )

Anita said...

Adorable card!

Phindy said...

A gorgeous Mother's Day card, Lynda - and a really gorgeous job of paper piecing. Your work is always so fabulous. Thank you!

Renkata said...

Lynda I just love this cute card.
Fantastic image and design.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty! I love that image and the colors you chose!

Dorcas said...

Really cute design. Lynda!!

Ellis said...

Wonderful card and colors! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Katie said...

Very nice card. Thanks For Sharing!
lol =)

deesdesigns said...

You are a paper piecing master - it is flawless. Just beautiful! Congrats on celebrating your one-year birthday.

Ruby said...

Beautiful lace and I love the purples and greens together. You did a beautiful job with your coloring, as well. Thanks for sharing...awesome!

Linby said...

Lots of lovely details on this card, lovely.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love her green dress.

Jen

Cindy said...

Lynda, this is so gorgeous!! I love the colors, and your layout!! Just so beautiful!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous paper piecing, Lynda! This is something I find really difficult to do. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous design and gorgeous card! Hugs, Lesley

anne said...

what a fabulous card.. great idea using both sides of the double sided paper.. that way you know they go well togher.. love all your little details.. great job..
-anne-

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lynda, your card is gorgeous. I love the purple and green color combo. Your paper piecing was very clever. Thank you for describing it in detail. I kept scrolling back up so I didn't miss a thing.