Monday, 31 October 2011

Pretty Paper Party - Paper Pieced Patchwork



As you can see it's all the 'Ps' here today. I had great fun piecing this layout together. It involved a lot of cutting and sticking but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. A great way to use some of your favourite patterned paper.


Crunchy outside, soft inside, the treats cats crave

One of my cats, Purdey goes absolutely mad for her favourite cat treats. I'm beginning to think they have something everso slightly addictive in them. She's developed quite a habit and turns into the most demanding cat if she thinks there is even a sniff of a Dreamie snack. In fact she only has to see you in the kitchen and she thinks it's Dreamie time. Oh what have I started?

I don't know why I suddenly thought about it but I remembered how when I young there was a craze for shrinking empty crisp packets. You might not be aware of it, I know Mr P looked like I was mad when I asked him about it. I'd just thrown away an empty packet, it came free with something else, just a little freebie to get your cat hooked.  I hoped I might be able to shrink it small enough to make a embellishment and luckily it worked.

If you would like a template to make the perfect sized hexagons for a layout or card let me know and I'll happily send you one.

.......now to venture into the kitchen.

5 comments:

Louise said...

At fantastic layout Amanda, so worth cutting out all those hexagons. Great Design.

I remember the shrinking crisp packet craze well. We used to make them into key rings. A super idea for your layout x

alexa said...

Prettily perfect for a puss! I remember the crisp packet shrinking craze too - how right this is for your page.

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab LO and I lurvee the hexies! Very neat shrinking the packet and I have done it in my time lol.

Sian said...

Oh, don't start me! My Mum wouldn't let me shrink my crisp packets. She thought it was too dangerous and I was so jealous of everyone else's badges they had made!

Your hexies look amazing!

Mimi and Tilly said...

I remember shrinking my crisp packets! I loved doing it and seeing how small they would go. I'd totally forgotten about that! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm so sorry to hear that you've had to stop being as physically active as you'd like to be. It's hard letting go of something you love isn't it? I've found writing my blog and being creative are my new "things" now! Sending hugs, Em xx