Sunday, 25 November 2012

Pile It On! Challenge - Anything but Christmas

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

'Anything but Christmas'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Flonzcraft

I've made a couple of simple thank you cards, using up some scraps of BasicGrey papers (from the 'Sugared' and 'Marjolaine' pads). I inked the edges using 'Old Paper' Distress Ink, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, then matted the strips on to a piece of white card...edges also inked with 'Old Paper'...before stamping a sentiment (from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp), and adding some co-ordinating twine (by Dovecraft) and a few adhesive pearls.

Here are the challenges I piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to Pile It On!


Candy C said...

Helen, your thank you cards may be "simple" according to your description but they are nonetheless lovely. I really like the way you've done three panels on each one' inked the edges and then machine stitched them. The simple "thanks" at the corner looks very nice. Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Caroline said...

These are beautiful Helen I love the colours. Caroline xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

They don't look simple to me sweetie. They look awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.


pinky said...

I just love your thank you cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

CraftyGirl said...

Awesome job on your cards they are really pretty. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Unknown said...

Hello Helen , wow I love visiting your blog , so much inspiration ,These are fabulous well done
Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge
Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

Claire said...

I love what you have done gere - a great way to use up scraps of paper. Hugs, Claire x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Terry said...

Thank you Helen for sharing your fabulous projects with the DT from SSS and S with the theme Thank you....they are just georgous. Thank you....hugs terry xxxx

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous Helen LOVE the papers you have used too!
Hope your having a great weekend too! hugs me x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. You took the time to machine stitch them & to me that isn't simple. :) Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog Challenge #59 - Thank You. We hope you will continue to join us. Good Luck on your entry ~ Patti TSB DT

Mian said...

These are soo beautiful! Love the clean and simple layout, well done Helen!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

Kim said...

Love your card. They are so pretty and reminds me of spring. Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique.


Sonia said...

Hi Helen
You did very pretty Thank creations. Great JOB!
Thanks for join us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT

butterfly said...

Love these two cards... the paper panels are so lovely, and beautifully stitched!
Alison x

~*Joni said...

Helen these are gorgeous! I love the inked edges and panels of both of them. Just pretty with the stitching and sweet sentiment. Thank you so much for joining in on our Thankful challenge this week over at Raise The Bar and The Pink Elephant!
~*Joni RTB and TPE DT

Bettina L. said...

Such a bunch of lovely CAS thank you cards. Gorgeous with the inked edges and stitched panels too. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for another challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

Anonymous said...

Great cards! Perfect way to use up scraps. Thanks for joining our Give Thanks challenge at Lollipop Crafts!
Tammy DT

Unknown said...

Helen: Your cards are so pretty! We are glad that you joined in our birthday celebration & Challenge #27 - "Give Thanks" at Simply Create Too. Thank you for all your support in 2012. Come back by to visit us on 4 January to see who our First Birthday Candy winners are and for our first challenge of 2013. Blessings to you & yours!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

Tip Top said...

I do like these - so simple but really pretty! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too