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Monday, 1 March 2010

Cute Card Thursday's Sweet Stampin Something

Not that long ago, someone (and it might have been Julie) asked me what I thought the point was of the teeniest tiny die cut in the set of square nestabilities.  This die cut is soooooo small - its about 0.5cm squared (for all you non-metrics out there that's less than 0.2 of an inch) and at the time I couldn't begin to think of what one could possibly use if for.  But now I know!   It's so that one can make a little paper quilt by die-cutting teeny tiny little squares and quilting them together for a card like this.  Not that anyone would want to do this on a daily or even a monthly basis because it is way too fiddly but one of my most bestest cousins is a seamstress amongst her many other talents and last year she finished the most stunning quilt I have ever seen.
This delightful hAnglar stamp, coloured with Copics and Promarkers, is actually a little girl holding a gift tag.  I have used her before here.  I made a quilt just larger than the original tag to cover it  and then decoupaged her hands over the top.  The quilt squares and all papers are Papermania. The sentiment which reads "Great Friends, like old quilts, stand the test of time" is word processed and cut with my Stampin Up punches, and the little cotton reel button is Dressing Up.   The fab sketch is this week's Sweet Stampin challenge - a great challenge spot to gain inspiration for all your stash including , of course, stash from Stampin Up!  Cute Card Thursday required ribbon and Stamp Something requires designer papers, buttons and ribbon so I am entering all three!  You can click on the photo to enlarge if you like.

21 comments:

chris said...

Hi there Lesley I have just clicked on this to enlarge it the detail on your quilt is fantastic I love it,the colours are fab too,all brill.
hugs chris xx

Teresa said...

LESLIE WHAT A CLEVER IDEA, IT MUST OF TOOK YOU AGES TO DO THAT QUILT.
sO MUCH PATIENCE!! A LOVELY CARD.
Teresa xx

Jodi said...

Love this adorable little Hanglar image! This is a great color for her too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

dolcreations said...

You are brilliant! This is so awesome..thank-you, thank-you for sharing such a beautiful card!
I love it!
What an inspiration you are! I am just in the middle of doing the Just Magnolia card...and it has a quilt on it! But yours is just too darn sweet I tell ya!

Julie said...

Oh wow, Lesley - fab!! Think it may have been me re the small nesties but you have certainly put them to good use here - how much patience do you have?!!!!! Love your blue colour choice and spot on colouring!! Love Juliexx

Hanna said...

Hello,
great idéa! Love everything about your lovely card, Lesley!
STUNNING colours and details. The way you've coloured your hÄnglar stamp is beautiful.
The buttons are so cute.

Hava great week!
Hugs from Hanna

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lesley this is incredible!
That quilt must have taken ages but it looks amazing!
Love your beautiful colouring and such fabulous detail!
Wonderful creation!
hugs
kim x

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Lesley, love the cute image and what a wonderful job making the quilt its brilliant.
luv
Debby

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Lesley, I always love seeing that you have entered the Sweet Stampin Challenge and cannot wait to see what you have made for the challenge, your cards are amazing and this is without exception. I cannot believe you have actually made that quilt from the teeny tiny nesties die! looks superb!
TFS. Thank you for joining us again this week for a Sweet Stampin Challenge
love emm axxx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's beautiful! the quilt idea is genious! and how special that you personalised it to suit your recipient! The sentiment is fabulous too!

Faye said...

Hanglars - how? Where?! What a completely gorgeous card, it's stunning. x

Faye said...

And now with my Sweet Stampin Head on, I love your card, what a fab take on the sketch. It's totally scrummy. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin again. x

Margreet said...

wow Lesley, such an adorable card....and that quilt.....amazing what you did!!!!......I love quilting (a little bit bigger than this size)......thanks for joining Sweet Stampin!
xxx Margreet

Mina said...

now how did you manage to get your hands on a Hanglar stamp you lucky girl...brilliant idea to use the square for quilting and its gorgeous
Mina xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just so sweet what a great image and lovely colours dear and you iodea oif making that fabulous quilt was just awesome, Its brilliant
Hugs Jacqui x

Leann said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Erin... said...

OMG look at that quilt!~!! FABULOUS!! Wonderful little card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week!

Melissa said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Something!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Lesley ~ This is simply gorgeous! I love the color combo! This is such a super sweet card! The quilt is just FAB! Lov'n all your DP! Thank you for joiinig this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! Looking forward to seing more of your work in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

I am afollower and I would love for you to hop on over and folllow along with me too! I've got a candy give away hapening right now too! HUGS!

Dawn B. said...

How clever are you.. I LOVE this idea..The quilt is adorable.. I am a seamstress too.. It is perfect..Great idea..I think these are some of the best stamps..

Kathleen said...

what an amazing idea! well done you!
love it!
love the HS image too!!!
K x