Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper Piecings by Nikki Christmas blog hop day 1 - 12/2/11

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to the Christmas paper piecing blog hop hosted by Nikki of Paper Piecings by Nikki.  This is a two day hop, so make sure you visit both days for some awesome projects!

I am the second stop on this wonderful hop, you should have gotten here from the wonderfully creative Nikki herself.  If you didn't get here by way of Nikki's blog, please go back and start from the beginning, where all wonderful things start!!

For my project today I used piecings from Nikki's store, this is made with her Just Believe Christmas Pattern collection and can be purchased here paperpiecingsbynikki.  Now I have never used anything other then the Cricut to cut images and was a little intimidated, but these little guys were so adorable I had to give this a try.  I just love the chubbiness and rounded edges of all these patterns.  If you're good at hand cutting you could even cut them out without using a cutting machine.

This paper is from DCWV The Christmas Combo Pack

Here is a close up of this adorable Rudolph!

Close up of Santa holding the "Believe" sign I stickled his hat

This Dear Santa tag is from the paper stack I just cut it out of the paper

The tree and presents are cut from the matching paper. The ribbon and garland are stickled and pop dotted onto this page

I was totally inspired for this layout after seeing several done by Michelle OnCloudNine.  Her layouts are so full of pattern and color I just had to try one!

Your next stop on this wonderful hop is DORIS.......but before you go would you like some blog candy!!

In order to win all you need to do is visit and comment both days of the hop.  I will pick a winner by the end of the week.

Christmas ribbon, stickers, and brads

Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin!

Complete line up:

Doris -
Mindy -
Amy Jo -


shersl84bed said...

fun layout Lynne. You did a fabulous job on your paper piecings. Good luck on the DT try-outs.

Smiles Sher

Jacqueline941 said...

What a great idea, I love the Christmassy colours.

Jackie x

Nikki said...

Absolutely adorable Liz!!! I LOVE everything about your layout (I might be a little bias about the piecings...hee hee ;) Awesome job and thank you so much for all your help with this hop!! I am so blessed to have found such a wonderful "scrappy" friend :) Lots of hugs ;)


Mindy's Creations said...

Love the layout. Great job really nice work :)

mycottagehome said...

thanks for a chance to win!!!

Lisa said...

Liz you did an amazing job on this layout! just breathtaking - I also have never used anything but my cricut so you defiantly have peeked my interest!

Lisa G

Julie said...

LOL! Amazing!! I cannot believe I just so happened to read a post you had posted on my blog back in February! And today! This very same day, you are in a blog hop!! Talk about... wow! Any ways... I really luv your frayed lady! She is hilarious and so , so familiar to how i feel this time of the year! lol! Sorry I did not see your post until today. Great project. I luv Christmas crafting! Have a blessed and safe holiday season.

pam said...

you did a great job

Linda Therrien said...

your layout came out so cute!! Great job.


lindaplus3 said...

such an adorable layout...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

bluecrayons said...

so full of fun love it.

Theresa said...

Your LO is just so adorable!!!! I love all the different patterns on the page, I am glad you were inspired and tried it because you did an awesome job!!! This paper piecing has to be one of my fav that Nikki has in her store, it is just so sweet.

AmyJRockstar said...

Hey lady! You did such an awesome job! I've never done any paper piecing either, unless you count the Cricut cartridges, which I don't think are the same thing really... Love what you did with your layout. Wow! Did it take you a long time? Mine looks fairly simple, but it took hours! It was super fun though. Thanks for the chance to win some candy! You're entered for mine too. :0) Hope you will stop by and see my creation!

Xo ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Loves to Scrap said...

Your Layout is so cute,thanks for sharing and it was fun hoping with you

Patti Ross said...

WOW! What a great job!

Patti Ross

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

super cute layout! i'm loving those reindeer! cvceggen at yahoo dot com

kimberly said...

so cute... love the chubby characters
tfs - leokc34 at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Your layout is awesome -- you did a fabulous job showcasing Nikki's paper piecings! I am already a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

JaniceA said...

Great LO!