Papercut heart with flowers - giveaway time!

I'm getting a little bit addicted to these papercuts. They're so satisfying to do and I love how the bright background colour transforms them when they're finished. The fact that they're hearts makes them the perfect Valentine's day craft project too!

Seeing as I can't seem to stop doing them I've decided to give one away! If you'd like to win this little papercut heart, head over to my Facebook page for details on how to enter.

papercut heart

papercut heart

This is another flowery heart I cut this week. If you'd like to get your mitts on it, it's for sale for £25 + p&p. Pop by my Facebook page and drop me a message if you'd like to buy it :)


papercut heart

Now, remember those fabric scraps from my Auntie that I told you about last week? Well, I had a go at crazy quilting. I was unprepared for how much brain power it takes to sew the pieces down in order! It's like some sort of complicated mathematical equation!

Here's how it turned out. I would have liked the outer pieces to have been shorter and fatter, but for some reason I kept needing to add longer bits to cover up the previous pieces' edges. If anyone has any tips on how to prevent this I'd be very grateful.

crazy quilting

Nevertheless, I like how it turned out. I think it looks like sea (on the left), hills (on the right) and a fiery red sunset sky. Though that could be just my imagination!

I'm going to carry on and do a bit of embroidery over the top to give it some more interest. Then it will have pride of place on the wall!


Speaking of seaside views, Sam and I went to Clovelly yesterday. The weather was a little temperamental but a shower of rain was a good excuse for a hot chocolate in the pub!

Clovelly in winter, North Devon

Don't they look like little, painted model houses!


The last creative thing I did this weekend was bake a cake! It's certainly not the prettiest looking thing, but it does taste good! We've almost demolished the whole lot between us and the little that's left I'm sure we'll finish off with a cup of tea tonight!

homemade cake

I bought the sprinkles on offer after Christmas! Always looking out for a good bargain, me!

homemade cake
And on that scrummy note, that's it for another week! Don't forget, if you'd like to win my handmade papercut heart, head over to my Facebook page to enter my giveaway.

Today I'm linking up to the following link up parties: Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Be Different Act Normal, Tatertots and Jello and Lamb Around.

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Clare Willcocks: Papercut heart with flowers - giveaway time!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Papercut heart with flowers - giveaway time!

I'm getting a little bit addicted to these papercuts. They're so satisfying to do and I love how the bright background colour transforms them when they're finished. The fact that they're hearts makes them the perfect Valentine's day craft project too!

Seeing as I can't seem to stop doing them I've decided to give one away! If you'd like to win this little papercut heart, head over to my Facebook page for details on how to enter.

papercut heart

papercut heart

This is another flowery heart I cut this week. If you'd like to get your mitts on it, it's for sale for £25 + p&p. Pop by my Facebook page and drop me a message if you'd like to buy it :)


papercut heart

Now, remember those fabric scraps from my Auntie that I told you about last week? Well, I had a go at crazy quilting. I was unprepared for how much brain power it takes to sew the pieces down in order! It's like some sort of complicated mathematical equation!

Here's how it turned out. I would have liked the outer pieces to have been shorter and fatter, but for some reason I kept needing to add longer bits to cover up the previous pieces' edges. If anyone has any tips on how to prevent this I'd be very grateful.

crazy quilting

Nevertheless, I like how it turned out. I think it looks like sea (on the left), hills (on the right) and a fiery red sunset sky. Though that could be just my imagination!

I'm going to carry on and do a bit of embroidery over the top to give it some more interest. Then it will have pride of place on the wall!


Speaking of seaside views, Sam and I went to Clovelly yesterday. The weather was a little temperamental but a shower of rain was a good excuse for a hot chocolate in the pub!

Clovelly in winter, North Devon

Don't they look like little, painted model houses!


The last creative thing I did this weekend was bake a cake! It's certainly not the prettiest looking thing, but it does taste good! We've almost demolished the whole lot between us and the little that's left I'm sure we'll finish off with a cup of tea tonight!

homemade cake

I bought the sprinkles on offer after Christmas! Always looking out for a good bargain, me!

homemade cake
And on that scrummy note, that's it for another week! Don't forget, if you'd like to win my handmade papercut heart, head over to my Facebook page to enter my giveaway.

Today I'm linking up to the following link up parties: Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Be Different Act Normal, Tatertots and Jello and Lamb Around.

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17 Comments:

At 2 February 2014 at 12:53 , Blogger Vicky Myers said...

Sounds like you have had a great week. Your paper cut hearts are beautiful:) Vicky

 
At 2 February 2014 at 13:02 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

I love the papercut cards. They must take you ages, and a very steady hand. Would love to know a bit more about how you do them.

Feeling a bit stupid, as last spring we nearly went to Clovelly, but got there very late in the day and realised we would have to pay to go into the village, so didn't. Rather wish we had now.

 
At 2 February 2014 at 13:23 , Blogger Natalie Jones said...

You've had a busy week! I too would love to know more about how you make your cut out cards - I'm fascinated by it. Your card is really beautiful. And your cake looks very scrummy!

 
At 2 February 2014 at 14:17 , Blogger Liz said...

I love the paper cut hearts Clare and can't wait for mine, no pressure x Cake looks delicious mmmmm x

 
At 2 February 2014 at 15:19 , Blogger Mecki Madeit said...

Really lovely quilt, does look like patchwork landscape. Oh Clovelly. Gorgeous little place. But paying? For making it down and up again on foot? Isn't getting business from loads of tourists good enough ??!!

 
At 2 February 2014 at 15:28 , Blogger threads 'n' shreds said...

your papercut card looks so stunning i love it <3 it looks so intricate xx
Where is clovelly? It looks very pretty x
Have a good week x

 
At 2 February 2014 at 16:11 , Blogger Free Spirit Designs said...

Your papercut heart is so beautiful, perfect for a really special Valentine's gift. I looove your crazy quilting too, what fun! I can imagine it causing a bit of brain strain though :) x

 
At 2 February 2014 at 21:42 , Blogger ike said...

Ooooh yummy cake !!! The quilting is fabulous Clare. I've never tried it myself and so admire your creation. :-D
The papercutting soooooo rocks !!! You have the patience of a saint :-D

Clovelly is beautiful - I went there many years ago you know ? (probably before you were even born !! shhhhhh LoL)

I am off to FB now :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 3 February 2014 at 05:06 , Blogger CraftLee said...

Oh ! loving the papercut heart - its sooo beautiful - off now to FB to check out the giveaway !
The quilting is fantastic too not to mention your yummy looking CAKE !!!

S

 
At 3 February 2014 at 05:55 , Blogger Trace R said...

I love the detail in the heart :D

 
At 3 February 2014 at 06:18 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

The papercut heart is adorable, it must take you ages. I really like the effect of your quilting, another lengthy job I imagine.

 
At 3 February 2014 at 11:27 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you :) Clovelly is lovely and not sure if you can do it later in the year when it's a bit busier but you can always sneak in just down the road :P

 
At 3 February 2014 at 11:28 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Natalie! I'll try and post up some photos of the process in one of my next blogs :) The cake has all gone now, there's rarely time for the icing to dry in this house!

 
At 3 February 2014 at 11:28 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

I know what you mean! But there's a back way (at least during the winter) shhh! :D

 
At 3 February 2014 at 11:30 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! Clovelly's in North Devon, England, lovely little village on a hill running down to a harbour and pebbly beach. I'm sure it's nice in the summer but it was lovely even when it was raining!

 
At 3 February 2014 at 12:02 , Anonymous Tracey said...

Love your papercut hearts, so intricate! coming over from Handmade Monday.

 
At 3 February 2014 at 13:00 , Blogger Gertie said...

What an exquisite card. It must have taken you ages to cut it out.

Your patchwork is lovely. Sadly I've never tried crazy patchwork so can't really advise you. From my understanding of crazy patchwork anything goes which is why it's great for using up scrap bits of fabric xx

 

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