Sunday, 2 January 2011

Pile It On! Challenge - Brand Spankin' New

The theme of this week's Pile It On! Challenge is:

'Brand Spankin' New'

You can interpret this in any way you like...use some new stash...try a new technique...or make a card or other item celebrating a 'New' occasion.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the Technique Junkies, who have very generously donated a Fancy Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD (Value $17.95) and a one year on-line subscription to the Technique Junkie Newsletter for the lucky winner.

I've used some of the stash I got for Christmas on my card...to make a...yes you've guessed it...a Christmas card...my first of 2011! lol
The image is a digi stamp I won a while ago called 'Robin Hello' by Pollycraft, but this is the first time I've used it...I coloure it with watercolour pencils, and added some 'Crystal' Stickles to the snow. The papers were a Christmas present...they're from the 'Countdown to Christmas' glitter pad by My Mind's Eye...and are all lovely and sparkly! I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch for the strip accross the middle...then tied some spotty ribbon from Hobbycraft over the top. The snowflakes were cut using dies by Marrianne Designs Creatables & Cuttlebug dies, then coated with a generous layer of Glamour Dust...and finally I added a couple of adhesive green gems, which were also a Christmas present :0)


Here are the challenges I've Piled On!:

For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Pile It On! Challenge DT buddies...including our new members Corinna, Crystal, Julie, Melissa, and Sharon.

20 comments:

Mags said...

This is great - the colours are so bright and cheerful, and the image is so cute!

luv, Mags x

Sue said...

awww this is so lovely,cute image and your papers are gorgeous:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

sue
xx

Dora said...

Wow this is gorgeous, fantastic colours and what a cute stamp xxx

Uma said...

so cute and cheerful

Sarah said...

Super cute card Helen! The papers and colours are great.

Happy New Year to you, all the best for 2011.

Sarah xx :0)

Claire x said...

Super card, cute image and I love the colours too. Hugs, Claire x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Hi Helen! This one is super cute! I love the vibrant colors with this adorable image!! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy Challenge.

Deanne :)

Jackie said...

Had to have a little giggle at the image, I think its fabby... lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at S & S this time.

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Helen!

Gorgeous card hun!, such a cute image and I just love your dp's too.

Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash and good luck!!

Hugs Vicky xx

joey said...

Hi Helen

this is gorgeous, love the image and boldness of those colours, Thanks for joining us at pollycraft, Happy New Year

Joey x

Jacki Randolph said...

Super cute image and gorgeous card!!
Thanks for joining us at StampFairy this week!

Samantha said...

Mega cute! That image gave me a chuckle, loving the papers too! Thanks for playing along with us at the StampFairy Challenge! Hugs Samantha :0)

Cor* said...

Can't go wrong with glittery paper and a rockin' sketch! Image is sweet! Colors are perfect! Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge.
Hugs Lynsey x

Chrissie said...

What a super card!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MTTC and Happy New Year!
Chrissie

Debs said...

lol what a super cute image, love your papers and layout too, just fab, thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Inspirations, happy 2011
Debs
xxx

Pauline C said...

Aww that image is so tweet! (sorry couldn't resist that lol) ;-) Very cute card Helen!
pauline x

Kathryn said...

wow you are so organised for next year's Christmas cards!! Lovely, sweet card, Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

cindy said...

Love that. The scallop circle is adorable and the image is even cuter. great card.

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Beautiful card. Luv the patterned papers. Thanx for playing at CCAYR.