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Monday, July 29, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge #30, SFC3013 Piece me or Pierce me

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for this week's challenge? Well, first let me tell you last week's winner.  We had a great challenge last week to create a card using pink or baby blue.   We had a beautiful winner from Vicki who created a gorgeous pink card using Cheryl Alger's Simple Gift of a Flower.
Please contact Holly at for your prize.
This week's challenge is SFC3013 Piece me or Pierce me.

Create a card using either technique. Paper Piecing or Paper Piercing.
Are you familiar with these techniques?  Here's some wonderful examples from the Hobbyists. Paper Piercing is done when you use something sharp, such as an awl, thick needle, tip of your scissors to pierce holes in your paper creating a decorative effect.  Paper Piecing is a technique when an image (or background image) is printed out on multiple colored papers or printed papers and then combined, i.e. pieced, into the final image.
Let's start with some inspiration from the Holley Hobbyists:

Pat Martin crafted a wonderful paper piecing example using a beautiful image from artist Pamela Lehto.  This tasty treat is called Cup with a Cherry.  Doesn't it look yummy?

 Jan Marshall  also used paper piecing on this elegant rose.  This gorgeous image is from artist Pamela Lehto and is called For All You Do.  It also comes with a nice sentiment for just $3.  Beautiful work.

Elizabeth Hart designed a lovely card using paper piecing for the beautiful picnic blanket.  This image is from artist Lynne Stansberry and is called Picnic for Two.  Looks like a happy place to be.

Charlene Mitchell used an adorable teddy from artist Cheryl Alger.  This cute image is Bentley's Bee Fortune.  She's using paper piecing on her cute little bees and some piercing too!  How wonderful for this week's challenge.
Darlene Pavlick created a wonderful summer theme paper piercing around her fun cut of this adorable image from Cheryl Alger.  This image is "It's a Jump Rope Kind of Day Maddie."  Too cute!

Tammy Hair created a stunning card using a brand new image from Fawn Palmer called A Zombie.  It comes with the sentiment shown and inside the card says "they just keep coming and coming until you're dead."  There's an additional sentiment, "Here's hoping your birthday is a real killer."  Ha!  Too great and just $3 at the store.

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog)  used a great image from artist Fawn Palmer called Beautiful Mermaid.  She comes with both the sentiments shown plus others for just $3!  I used paper piercing around the image and both the sentiments.
I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC3013 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)


  1. Yay! So excited! Thanks so much! DT creations are just amazing this week!! Thanks so much for the great challenges! HUGS

  2. Thanks for the fun challenge and fabulous DT inspiration! Best, CG