Sunday, 25 September 2011

Pile It On! Challenge - Fancy Folds

This week at Pile It On! our challenge theme is:

'Fancy Folds'
(We want to see easel cards, step cards, stair cards, diamond fold cards...basically anything with more than one fold)

We are sponsored for this challenge by the Technique Junkies

I'll update this with the prize info later.

I decided to make an easel card, but tried something a little different (well, different for me)...and didn't add a square panel to the front of the card, leaving the image popping up above the fold instead. The adorable pup is 'Birthday Beagle' by Whipper Snapper, and I coloured him using watercolour pencils. I embossed some blue Core'Dinations card using my Cuttlebug 'Diamond Plate' and Craft Concepts 'Hexagon Illusion' folders...sanding over the rasied areas to reveal the coloured core. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts, the ribbon is from Hobbycraft and the brads are by Papermania. I distressed all of the edges using 'Old Paper' and 'Pumice Stone' Distress Inks, and my distressing tool.

Here's a view from the side:

Here are the challenges I've Piled On!:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.


Claire said...

Aww so cute Helen - love this easel card - great image and love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sarah said...

Really sweet card Helen! I'm loving this style easel card, starting to see it more and more.
Sarah xx :0)

Little K Smith said...

Awww lovely card Helen, love the sweet image :)

Carissa said...

Love this image and your handmade papers give a lovely masculine touch. That bow with the bones is a perfect finish. Hugs, Carissa

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa M said...

Fantastic scallop pop out on your easel card. Love that embossing pattern and that ribbon...WOW. Perfect combination for a beautiful card.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "1 For the Kids" challenge. :)
Lisa xx
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well. 

Debbie said...

Really nice easel card, lovely image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week. Debbiexx

Elaine Stark said...

A cute image and lovely distressing. Great ribbon too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Jules said...

This is gorgeous Helen.

I love it!!!

Fabby image and great embossing.

Love Jules xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh he is a cutie and i love the distressed embossed panels
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Helen, I love the embossing :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Caroljenks said...

Helen this is gorgeous - I just love that little fella and your colouring of him! Great ribbon too :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'Kids' Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week and don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you will be in the running to win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when you link :)

Carol x

kramer_buffy said...

oh my helen, love the rivets on it, the embossing is just perfect and of course that puppy is super adorable!!!! I love that you did just the image on the circle, better try it out.

-- dalis
PIO Owner

Kendra said...

Love the dry embossing on this! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!

Jessie Lubyk said...

Great card! I love the embossing and your design is just perfect. Thanks for joining us over at TS Mondays!

Beccas pysselparadis said...

What a sweet card, love the embossing and the image is so cute :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful cute card Helen.

Axa said...

What a cute card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Samantha said...

Ohhhh great job! I love this different easel! also love the darn cute ribbon! tehhehee, Thanks coming to play with us this week for the one for the Kids Challenge @ Top Tip Tuesday and I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Kozmik said...

great card - thankyou for joining us at sweetstampin this week - good luck with your challenges xxKozmikxx

Heather said...

So cute, I adore the little dog. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Shelley said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Love the shape of this! :) Cute card and lovely backing paper and colours.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Debs said...

Super cute card Helen.
Love the easel design.
Thanks for playing along with my 'One For The Boys' challenge at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Francesca said...

A great Boys Card ,

thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge