Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rainy Days.

The Theme over at Tag Tuesday this week is Rainy Day. I remembered that in my  Sunbonnet Sue quilt block  book there was a design with an umbrella so thought I could adapt it for a bit of paper piecing instead. The bit of lace just happened to be on  my desk so used that as the hanging.  The background paper was a freebie from a magazine and all the rest is snippets. Even the buttons are snippets! You know when you die cut flowers out you get the little circles from the centres? Well I keep those too!!!!  Oh yes. Nothing wasted here so coloured them with a pro marker to match the umbrella and then glued them in place.

 
 
Finally a bit of  glossy accents applied with a puddle at the bottom and here's my finished tag. 
 
As I really have used snippets popping over to Pixies Crafty Workshop #42 to play.
Also the following challenges:
Cute Cards Thursdays: Paper Piecing.
4 Crafty Chicks: Tag your it.
Penny's Paper - Crafty: Anything but a card.

 

28 comments:

Faye said...

I think this is really pretty. Love the rain effect too. X

Grenouille Greetings said...

I didn't think anyone was as good/bad as me at hoarding snippets. My friend Julie, who often comes to play at my house, makes huge fun of me. I don't think I've ever kept the centre of a flower though, Mrs A, so I shall have to keep that in mind for the future. Your paper pieced image is a cutie! And I love the rain drops and the puddle! Hugs, Lesley

bee @ thelinencloud said...

What a pretty little card ... love the little brolly and rain ... Bee xxx

Margreet said...

Just fabulous Mrs A...you have such a creative mind! Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

PS I miss your stories about the boys!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the paper piecing.xxx

Melanie said...

A lovely tag!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything but a card" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Sherry said...

It's so cute! Your really must be the Snippets Queen x

Createology said...

So cute and with rain boots every day with a puddle is a fun day. I love that you save and use all of your snippets! A true crafter indeed. Creative Bliss...

Viv's Visuals said...

This is FAB!!! x

Debbie said...

Very cute Mrs A, love it.
Dx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant, Mrs. A! She is adorable and so well made up in all her snippets, right down to her buttons!!

Shary said...

Great use of scraps. Thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

Samantha Elliott said...

Ahhh very pretty Mrs A. Reminds me of my quilt I made last year. Are you going to make Overall Sam no?
I wonder what colour Teacher is going to pick for the Treehouse interior now. I thought it would be good for her to get some ideas with the paint charts. Oh yes. She has plasters....gotta think Elf and Safety too! There could be some nasty splinters occuring now. The plasters have Piglet on them!! Don't like Piglet...I am more of an Eeyore girl!
xx

MaryH said...

This does look like Miss Sue! You did a lot of snippets on this'n. I saved 'tiny snippets' for a while, then ended tossing the lot. Another teacher said we NEVER toss babywipes used to blot...they make great flowers. (Hers did!) Mine stayed in a pile, and no flowers got made, so in a cleaning frenzy (don't happen often!)...I pitched a bunch of those too! You used your snippets (or snipperts as Darnell calls 'em & I like it!) to great advantage on this little umbrella girl. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Di said...

Hi Mrs A, this is truly adorable. What a little cutie - fabby use of snippets. I can't believe you even keep the little centres of punched flowers - err, yes I guess I can believe it :)

You can help pick the tree house colours if you like :)

Hugs, Di xx

Donna said...

Too cute Mrs A and so clever that it'smade with little snippets...the lace is the perfect finish and of course the glossy accents :) Donna ♥ x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Mrs A I love it! What a great image - is it Miss Di on playground duty? Love your rain!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!

Sue said...

Your paper piecing was good idea and I am with you on using the little itty bitty bits.
Nice one!
xx

Annette Bowes said...

Beauiful paper pierced creation Mrs A! The glossy accents are perfect raindrops! Take careX:)

Lori said...

Cute tag - way to use up your scraps! Thanks for joining in on our Tag You're It! challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Tamie said...

Wahooo way to use up your scraps. This is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Bernie said...

Hi Mrs A, this is adorable. I love Sunbonnet Sue and you have surely done her proud here.
Hugs
Bernie

Deb said...

Beautiful card, fabulous paper piecing!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so cute! Sunbonnet Sue has been around since forever. I am really old and I can remember my grandmother making a SS quilt when I was a child! :<) Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Bonnie said...

Absolutely adorable from top to bottom!!!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a sweet tag. I love how you used left over snippets. Re-cycle at it's best!

Elizabeth said...

Great tag that includes some neat ideas - love the 'puddle'. Elizabeth xx