Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's Softpencil Day! Introducing......

Isn't she the sweetest! This is one of Elizabeth Pujalka's Softpencil images. I used my favorite shades of blue on this card. I also paper pieced her dress, shoes, hairbow, and flower. How do you paper piece? Well, I will tell you and also give you some paper piecing tips. I printed three images of Lilly. The first was printed on white CS, the second on the heart DP, and the third was printed on the blue swirl DP. It's easier if you first color the image printed on white CS. I colored only her skin and hair. Then I cut the dress with ruffles, the shoes, and bow out of the blue swirl paper. I used a glue pen to attach the DP. Apply the glue to the white uncolored portions of the CS and lay the blue cut pieces on top of the glue. It's a lot easier than trying to apply the glue to tiny little pieces of paper. Next I cut the dress out, minus the ruffles, because the ruffles have already been cut from the blue swirl paper. Apply glue to the dress and lay the heart DP on top. I did leave the stem of the flower on the heart DP and colored it with a green Copic marker. I embossed some pink paper, and cut the flower out from that. I shaded the flower and dress around the edges with Copic markers.
Chocolate Truffle CS is Bazzill. White CS is Staples. DP is "The Paper Studio". Flowers are "Got Flowers?". Rhinestones are Studio 18, and ribbon is Hobby Lobby. Tools used: Nesties, Provo Craft Embossing Folder, and MS Punch, Chalk.
If you love Lilly too, you can purchase her along with many more adorable images at the Softpencil Shop HERE. Elizabeth also has some new
St. Patrick Day digis featuring Michu and Ratiny! During the month of March, Elizabeth is the sponsor of Sew Many Challenges. The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the Softpencil Shop! Be sure and enter!
We have new DT members and Guest DT members this month. Their links are in my sidebar. Take a look at their beautiful creations! Stop by Elizabeth's blog and meet the girls. Their bios are posted.
My card also fits these challenges:
1. Lexi's Creations: Anything Goes
2. My Time to Craft: Just for Mum
3. C.R.A.F.T.: Mother's Day, Flowers
5. Crazy 4 Challenges- 3 Textures ( ribbon, dry embossing, punches)
6. Cupcake Craft- Round and Round
7. Rosie Dee's- Friendship
8. Scrappy Frogs- Challenge Yourself (Paper Piecing)
9. Simon Says- Mother's Day or Girly
10. ABC- Paper Piecing
11. Stampin' for the Weekend- Monchromatic


  1. Oh Cat this is gorgeous. That image is so cute. Love the blues you used. Great inspiration.

  2. Lovely card, perfect job;-))m

  3. She is so sweet! Love your card, Cat!

  4. Cat this card is gorgeous!! I just love the colors!!!

  5. Ohhhh, LOVE paper piecing! And I never thought of using blue, this turns out wonderful! So sweet!!! And I left you a sunshine award.

  6. WOW, that is amazing!! LOVE the coloring and all the textures you added and the paper piecing is just perfect. WONDERFUL work:)

  7. BEAUTIFUL!! I love Lilly in blue and what an awesome idea to paper piece her. I LOVE how you did her hair...very cool! Glad to be a part of the team and looking forward to getting to know you!

  8. Cat,

    This is completely adorable as always! I love the blue colors that you used.


    Lisa Atha

  9. What a sweet card! Way to challenge yourself with the paper piecing, it looks great. :)

  10. Great job, your paper piecing is seamless!! Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs! Hugs, Stephanie

  11. wow what a fab cute card,love the blue tones and that image is adorable
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenge
    lalkygirl x

  12. Gorgeous blue card Cat!!! I love your paper piecing and your tips are great! you did an excellent work! ;)

  13. very cute image - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

  14. Ohh what a sweet card. Love how you coloured her hair.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  15. Hi Cat, what a pretty card. Lilly is so cute and your paper piecing looks fab. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

  16. Thanks for the great entry to Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Lovely 'Friends-card'!!
    Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge! We hope to see you back next challenge! :)

    Greetigns, Saskia :)

  18. Lovely

    Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  19. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

  20. Lovely card! The image is sooooo cute. Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D`s challenge.
    Magda :)

  21. This is a real sweetie of a card.
    Thanks so much for contributing to our challenge at MTTC this week, do join us again very soon!

  22. This is gorgeous Cat, i love the image and the paper piercing you've done :o) Thanks for joining in with the SFTW challenge! Kate

  23. Great card and image, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  24. Such a cute image, lovely card. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  25. gorgeous card :-) The image is very cute and the papers and embellies you used are fab :-)

    thanks for joining the ABC and Simon says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  26. This card is adorable!!! I love that image!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!!
    Chris & the DT

  27. Congrats! you win the Rosie D's challenge, ask Rosie for your prize;-))m

  28. very pretty. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

  29. Great card. Lovely colours and the image.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda x

  30. such a cute card and I love your paper piecing. thanks for joining us at scrappy frogs!!!


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