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Sep 11, 2021

Paper Pieced Poppies for "A Challenge for Kath" at Allsorts

Hello and welcome!

This week at Allsorts challenge we are dedicating the challenge to Kath, our dear team member who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. This week would have been her challenge week and she had picked the theme of "Favorite Stamps". We're still keeping her theme, but have decided to celebrate her style of crafting by including an option of her favorite style: Favorite Stamps with Option of Paper Pieced Flowers. Hope you will join us this week for Kath's challenge. We have some wonderful prizes to give away which I will tell you more about at the end of this post. There are quite a few prizes.

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For my card I used one of my favorite poppy stamps from the set Blooming Garden by Penny Black.

I started out by flicking some distress inks onto the background of Bristol Vellum paper. After this was dry, I stamped the flower onto the paper, and stamped again on patterned paper then fussy cut the blossoms. For some added interest I paper pierced and distressed the edges. My paper piercing template is very old, from Stampin Up. There may be something similar available on Amazon.

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The sentiment is from the Stampin Up set Touches of Ink which I was lucky enough to win. It was stamped and die cut using a simple Nestabilities circle die, then adhered onto the card with foam tape

I wanted to layer the image panel onto the same red patterned paper, but I think I must have used my last bit of that paper because I could  not find any more of it. So instead I picked a script patterned paper which works just as well. I did choose a red card base (vs white - had I used red patterned paper), but before adhering to the base, I stapled a couple strips of paper onto the image panel for some more interest. 

As mentioned, here are the prizes we have this week at Allsorts:

A pretty floral Woodware stamp from Craft Stash, one of Kath's favorite places to shop.

Next a winners choice of four digital images from Ruth Hamilton Design

A £12 voucher for digital images from the winners choice of store. It has been been kindly donated by one of Kath's crafting friends who wanted to stay anonymous. 
Canary Bird Rose was Kath's favourite CB stamp, this will be for a winner who follows the Paper Pieced Flowers option.

Kath loved her DP's so there had to be some for a prize, this is an 8x8 pad. 

Another prize kindly donated by a friend of Kath's who also wished to remain anonymous.

You can find the link up on the challenge blog, and remember you may enter up to 3 different times for more chances to win! Anyone is welcome to join us in this special challenge for Kath.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Linking up here:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB Stamps // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper // The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafty Sentiment Designs - AG // A Place To Start - Patterned Papers // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It // Use Your Stuff - AG // We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - AG // 


brenda said...

This is so striking Ellie, it's a really lovely PB Poppy image and the contrast in colours works so well. Kath would have loved that you paper pieces it and helped make this such a special week for her.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

An exquisite card Ellie - love the details with the extra paper strips and the paper piercing - I too have that tool from SU and have used it again this week!
Stay safe

Marilyn said...

So pretty!
have a great day!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, the paper pieced poppies are stunning, a lovely tribute to Kath.

Linby said...

What wonderful paper piecing, so dramatic against your fab DPs - a stunning card.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous poppies in perfect Red colour, lovely card.

Joanne said...

That is beautiful! I love the pattern on the poppies.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your paper pieced poppies are fabulous! Such lovely pattern and the script on the back compliments thhe poppies so well!

Mica said...

What a beautiful design! I like the texture and you can't beat pretty flowers! :)

Hope you are having a nice weekend :) Busy Sunday here, after 3 parties yesterday we have another one to go to today!

Away From The Blue

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Ellie. A lovely design and a very nice effect with the paper pieced poppies. Marlies

brenda said...

Popped back to thank you for linking up your very pretty card at We Love Chocolate Baroque September challenge.

B x

HilaryJane said...

Those poppies look wonderful pieced in your chosen paper, it gives them a lovely texture. Great splatters too. Thanks for joining us at we love Chocolate Baroque xx

Sarn said...

Totally agree with Brenda's comment - a very striking card. Love it.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jayne said...

Such a beautiful design. I love the poppies and the script background really sets it off. :) #MMBC

Wendy L said...

It is gorgeous Ellie, lovelycolours, xx

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous post, love all of the delights here. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining TTCRD and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges. ANesha

Jennifer said...

I love poppies!!!

Curated By Jennifer

Heather Noire said...

These cards are so gorgeous! I love the poppies it is an amazing flower :)

Kim Carberry said...

What a lovely tribute to Kath. It is such a beautiful card. x

cass said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You definitely nailed our challenge theme. I love the paper choices!

Thanks, for inspiring us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Rising Star at A Place To Start for the week of September 5th-12th! Thanks for playing along with us, please stop by our blog and grab your badge!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful job on the paper piecing I love poppies these are awesome, fantastic tribute to Kath. P.S. paper piecing challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky stampers no snark required keep Di company)

Jackie C said...

A beautiful tribute to Kath.
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and love the beautifully paper pieced flowers
Carol x

Anonymous said...

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Your tribute card is beautiful.


Cass said...

Beautiful elegant card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Vesna M. said...

Beautiful poppies. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna