Wednesday, 11 May 2011

papercraft sampler........

......well that's what I'm calling it because it sort of reminds me of those embroidered samplers which were made by Victorian ladies to show off their sewing skills to prospective husbands!

Anyway, I cannot claim it was an original idea. I saw one in blogland a while back (please let me know if it was you and I will link) so when this frame arrived in my Simply Create bundle I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

So, first up I painted the frame with distress crackle paint 'picket fence' by Ranger. Cut a piece of card to fit inside. Then had great fun choosing what to put in all the little squares. All papers are from the 'neighbourhood' collection by crate paper.

I am entering my frame into this weeks challenge at Papertake....fancy a punch.


23 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Liz, this is so beautiful and so clever too.
Clare x

Steph said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Liz. I really love the idea and might have to borrow it myself if you don't mind. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great sampler, love it! Some great little ideas on here. The frame is fabulous too, Judith xx

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww this is verry sweet lovely card!!
xx petra

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabulous!!!!

Ali x

Vicky said...

It's fabulous Liz!..

hugs Vicky xx

Faith A said...

WOW love this, original idea or not, it is fantastic, I am in awe how you could up with so many variations :)

Katina said...

Fabulous!!! I did see one on someone's blog the other day too, but can't think where. I love what you've chosen to put in the squares. Good job modern day husbands aren't the slightest bit interested in embroidery skills or I'd still be on the shelf! xx

SallyB said...

Hi Liz...
I love this..It is stunning!
I have got to give it a go myself.
You have to fill these squares with all your favourite things..
Beautiful!

Wishcraft said...

Liz this is absolutely amazing! So many gorgeous and clever details on one creation :o) Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Liz this is fab, so many cute little creations altogether.

Donna x

Beth said...

Oh wow, I love it Liz! You'd make a great Victorian wife! ;-)

Love Beth xx

Liz, said...

Gee, thanks Beth!

Kellylouj said...

ohhh love this

craftypam60 said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!! Plan to have a go to make something similar if you don't mind x

melsanford said...

Oh wow - what a fab card! Love all those little squares :-) Gorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Emma said...

wow!! What a gorgeous card and such a unique idea! I love it...it's really beautiful!! :)
Hugs, Emma xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Liz

This is just gorgeous I love it! I've not done anything with my Simply Create kit yet.....

Sorry my birdies flying on my screen gave you a fright!

Take care

Tina
X

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, Love it, Hazelxo

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creation ,,,, I love this !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

fatmonica said...

Just beautiful!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Liz

Fantastic work, love all the little pictures.

Hugs Ali x

Brenda Dean said...

WOW! This is absolutely fantastic. Love it! Great job.