Thursday, 7 June 2012

DYSU Challenge #75

Good Morning,
I hope you all had a wonderful Jubilee weekend (those of you in the UK that is!!).  I spent most of it baking cakes with Louise for a Macmillan charity event she and a friend arranged for Monday. There were pony rides, horseshoes for sale, a colouring competition, a raffle and of course cakes!!  We had three hours of fun and  despite several showers, raised over £400 - which was brilliant. Here are a few pictures.......

and now I must tell you about this week's challenge over at Do You Stack Up?  We want you to create something using PAPER PIECING.

Our wonderful sponsors for this week are........

My Heart Pieces -  winner's choice of 3 digis

Rhoda Design Studio - $15 Gift Certificate

Dearie Dolls - all of the digis showcased by the DT

I decided to make two cards this week, the first of which uses this sweet image by Dearie Dolls called "Sunflower Hug Girl". I paper pieced the sunflower using the same papers as those on the card and decoupaged some of the petals - not that you can see this in the photo!

Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Echo Park "Hello Summer"
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon, ric-rac and buttons - stash

My second card uses this lovely stamp by Woodware called "Patch A House" which I have been wanting to ink up for ages and was perfect for this challenge. This time I paper pieced everything and added some faux stitching around the edge of the Kraft card to tie in with the image.  The little key charm was originally gold but I coloured it with a black Promarker.

Papers and Flowers - Prima "Almanac
Brad and charm - stash.

Well these are my two pieces of inspiration but I hope you will also take a look at the rest of the team's gorgeous offerings over on the DYSU blog and join us for this fun challenge. 
Happy Crafting
Denise xxx


Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Denise, Wow you have been busy - what wonderful piccies you have of yor charity event and £400 is brilliant! Love your two cards Denise -love the way you paper-piced the sunflower one and love the patchwork effect of the house - a perfect 'New Home' card! Hugs, Teresa x

Faye said...

Tjose cakes look gooooooooooood! :) Two fabby cards today, loving the colours on the first and the rustic, pathworky feel on the second. Brilliant. xx

Wishcraft said...

Two fab cards hun, love the stamp you've used on the 2nd one. Fabby cakes too, they look great - well done :o) Hugs, Lisa x

WencheP said...

You have made two beautiful cards! Great colours, great paper piecing.


xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! Well done you for raising so much money! - thats brilliant hun :)

I did some baking this weekend too, but most of it got scoffed by my hubby! lol

Your paper-piecing card is gorgeous, love that cute image!:)



Jinny Newlin said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! And your cards are beautiful! LOVE your patterned paper choices for the piecing! So sweet!

Shelby said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! Love both of these cards and especially love the color palette on the second card!


Pauline said...

These two cards are both gorgeous Denise! I love the bright happy colours on the little girl with sunflower, fab paper piecing there!
And I love the warm tones on the patchwork house, what a great image for paper piecing! Love it!


What a fabulous selection of yumminess Denise - I feel quite hungry just looking at it! Congratulations on the huge amount of money you raised.
Your cards are gorgeous, as always - love the paper-piecin and the Summery colours.
Have a happy weekend - Sylvia x

Faith A said...

Congratulations on the £400, that was quite an achievement. I expect you had a long line of children for the ponies LOL

The cakes - yummy yum, look fab.

Your cards are genius as usual, love them both even though they are quite different. Brill

June Nelson said...

Wow Denise two stunning cards hunnie and the photographs are fabby, lovely day bu the looks of it, ave a great weekend hugies june xxxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Denise

Brilliant photographs and what a fantastic amount of money to raise.

Fabulous paper piecing on your cards.

Love them both .. .. but the patchwork house stamp set is one of my favourites so I am automatically drawn to that one.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

Love Jules xx

princesskitten said...

Love your sunflower - so much hard work - love your cupcakes too ;-)

Mary J said...

Your Jubilee celebration looks yummy!

Great cards, the paper piecing is lovely Denise!

Donna said...

Wow to both of your cards and an even bigger wow to your cupcakes Denise, they look so yummy, if I had been there you would have probably sold all them cakes to me lol. Well done to you all for raising so much money for such a great cause. hugs Donna x

Marcy said...

Oh thoses cupackes look fabby!! Both your cards are wonderful. I'm especially loving the colors of the house card!

JOAN said...

WOW Denise!! What I would give to be there and eat one of those Yummy cupakes ;)

I love your card, great work on the paper piecing!!!

Hugs, Joan

Mary Jo said...

FAB paper piecing!! LOVE the new home card-it's so unique and cool! The sunflower looks amazing too! I am drooling over those adorable cupcakes-congrats on your fundraising!

Ren-Yi said...

hi Denise - wow - you really went above and beyond here. Both cards are lovely, but i think i really dig the sunflower. cool interesting designs and so cheerful. you always ave a great eye for color!