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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Under The Weather?

I woke up this morning to a couple of inches of snow in Sunderland - not what I was expecting. However, it explains why I had weather on my mind when I saw today's challenge at Less Is More...
We want to see some tiny holes dotted around on your creations this week ...

I got a bit excited at first when I read it because paper 'piecing' is one of my favourite techniques, then I wondered why Chrissie and Jen's cards had no paper piecing in sight so I re-read it!

I had to google paper piercing to come up with some inspiration but this is what I came up with...

The colour inspiration came from this week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe - lovely muted tones...

Hope this snow clears up soon - I have a papercraft show to go to tomorrow at Rainton Meadows - only about 5 miles away but I hate driving in the snow.
Thanks for visiting


  1. Great card Sharon! What a clever idea! I had to read it twice too so you're not the only one he he!
    Iv just skidded all the way down Houghton cut :/ so hoping it clears up for Rainton Meadows craft show too! Xx

  2. Your little bit of 'googling' made for a stunning card.
    What a clever use of the piercing.

    Love Sheila x

  3. Hola Sharon, clever, clever idea your rain!, gorgeous card, well done.
    A warm hug from Palma

  4. Very clever use of the paper piercing effect - love it, Jo x

  5. It's surprising how many people muddle piecing and piercing Sharon... there's only one letter difference after all, but a whole lot of difference in the technique.
    Your interpretation here is superb!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Love your paper piercing, clever idea to use it as the rain. xx

  7. Absolutely BRILLIANT!! Fantastic idea, Sharon!

  8. Oh this is brilliant. Love it.
    Lynne xxx

  9. Visiting from LIM - Your umbrella is fab and the colours wonderful :0) Mo

  10. fab card sharon...

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  11. Such a clever idea Sharon and a great card!
    Margaret x

  12. What a superb idea Sharon and beautifully carried out too. I think we're all a bit fed up with snow and cold weather now - stay warm! Vicky x

  13. Very creative use of paper piercing! Love it!

  14. Fab card Sharon. You certainly did do some paper piercing :)
    Love your CAS cards.
    Hope you made it to the show my niece said lots of cars weren't making it up Houghton Cut.
    Eileen x

  15. Fabulous card, Sharon. Great how you've used the paper piercing as raindrops!

  16. A great idea! Love also the clean and simple design.

  17. Gorgeous! Its like this umbrella was made to be paper pieced. A super cute card! So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

  18. I'm a big fan of paper-piecing, thanks for sharing your cute card! Thanks for hanging out with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

  19. Lovely card - hope the snow has gone. I don't mind the cold but the wet is getting me down. I've had just about enough of muddy dogs! :-) xxx

  20. What a great idea...the piercing = rain! Love it!