Quixotic Paperie Challenge Blog Challenge No. 4

Hey Guys, It is the fourth Quixotic Paperie Challenge and I had the honour of choosing the challenge for this week:


One of my favourite paper techniques!

I’ve done a bit of an abstract card for my DT sample! This card is for my Grandpa’s birthday and uses the yummy Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper.

I’ve used lots of scraps of paper collaged together and then cut into the heart shape and hand-stitched using the border stitch from this tutorial here.

I’ve used a scallop border punch and more tearing and stitching for the weaved paper strips.

Hope you have a tearingly good Wednesday

PapersCosmo Cricket Early Bird paper
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue
Other – Kraft card; Scallop border punch; thread; PVA; needle

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 25 November 2009 / 2:40 pm

    What a fantastic look a bit of hand stitching gave this! Just stunning!!!!

  2. 25 November 2009 / 2:50 pm

    Stunning Kim!! Love the designa dn the stitching and tearing go so well! I adore your photo frames too! Thanks for the fab challenge Kim! Hugs Judy xx

  3. 25 November 2009 / 4:03 pm

    Oh wow Kim this is awesome.
    Love the stitching. Gorgeous.

  4. 25 November 2009 / 4:08 pm

    Hi Kim

    Fab challenge love tearing and love your inspirational card.

    Hugs Ali x

  5. 25 November 2009 / 4:30 pm

    Hi Kim, gorgous card, and fabulous tearing – I love tearing but am afraid mine looks like a child has torn it lol. Love the stitched heart and the fabulous papers.
    hugs Heather xx

  6. 25 November 2009 / 4:34 pm

    Hi Kim!! This is so pretty!! Love the fabric looking this card has and your tearing is nicely done!! 🙂

  7. 25 November 2009 / 5:42 pm

    Wonderful, stitching and tearing together. Love it!

  8. 25 November 2009 / 6:37 pm

    Ooh what a groovy Grandpa you must have as that is one groovy card Kim! The stitching really finishes it off a treat!

    Keryn x

  9. 25 November 2009 / 9:17 pm

    Loving your card. It's simple yet so effective. Love the stitching.

    Hugs, Mette

  10. 25 November 2009 / 10:39 pm

    gorgeous!! Love the collage look you have created!

  11. 26 November 2009 / 3:33 am

    GORGEOUS Kim, don't you just love Early Bird…Such beautiful DP and I LOVE your tearing….Beautiful work!!! Hugs!

  12. 26 November 2009 / 1:34 pm

    Love it, Kim! The stitching is all fab!!

  13. 26 November 2009 / 3:31 pm

    oow Kim, i love that Cosmo Cricket paper, how could you tear it! Lol
    I have just bought those papers but am still stroking them hehe
    your card is stunning as very original
    love emma xxx

  14. 26 November 2009 / 4:09 pm

    This is fabulous! I love it.

  15. 26 November 2009 / 7:29 pm

    Hi Kim, hope your keeping well? I just love this card. I love combining different fabrics, colours and stiching together, so this is just fab! hugs Heidi xx

  16. 27 November 2009 / 9:11 am

    what a nice idea! love the card!

  17. 29 November 2009 / 10:41 pm

    Love the tearing and stitching on your card Kim! The patchwork heart is fab too!

  18. 30 November 2009 / 1:06 am

    Gorgeous! Your work is amazing. Love this kim!

  19. 30 November 2009 / 9:56 am

    Oh this is just fabulous dear.
    Sorry for the flying visit playing catch up again
    Hugs Jacqui x

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