Sunday, 16 December 2012

Pile It On! Challenge - Pile on the Embellishments!

I have a mid-challenge reminder for the special month-long challenge we have going on over at Pile It On! The theme is:

'Pile on the Embellishments!'

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous:

Prize: a $15 gift certificate to spend at Simon Says Stamp!

Having checked and double checked the challenge theme after the massive fail with my first card...I set about making a Christmas card for my Dad...and inked up 'Carollers' by Penny Black...he has a thing about chickens! After watercolouring the image, I added a sentiment from a little Studio G set. The papers are all from the 'Figgy Pudding' collection by Penny Black...I distressed the edges a little, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. For embellishments, I added some snowflakes cut using Marianne Deisngs and Cuttlebug dies, with pearls in their centres...some little gold jingle bells (from Hobbycraft) tied on with some twine, and then some more adhesive pearls for good measure.

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


Anonymous said...

Helen this card is fabulous and your Dad is gonna LOVE it! I love the bells too!

and fab to see you played Totally Gorjuss too! hugs me xx

Kat said...

Fantastic card Helen. Love that image and all the lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

Caroline said...

Your Dad is going to love it,it's fabulous. Caroline xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,
Gr Elly

pst said...

Gorgeous card, I love the little bells you have used they go fabulous with the image. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Wendy L said...

Great image made into a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends, xxx

Carissa said...

Embellished to the nines. Love it, especially the little bells which go perfectly with your image.
Hugs, Carissa

Creations by Shirl said...

Love those caroler's and the bells hanging... Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

Gale said...

Great card, Helen. Love your image and those little bells. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

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Vicky said...

A very sweet card, I love the cute image!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card and wonderful image too.

Sandra H said...

Oh so beautiful is your card great layout too and thank you for joining in our challenge over at Forever Friends Christmas card Challenge good luck and hope to see you next time DT Member Sandra H xx

butterfly said...

Love your chorister chickens - what a fabulous image! Great card, and great inspiration for Pile It On!
Alison x

Paper Sewn Visions said...

The image is so cute. Great use of embellishments. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our Humorous challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge this week

Unknown said...

what a fabulous card the image thank you for sharing it with us at TPC hope you have a very merry christmas hugs sassy DT

Unknown said...

Oh this is so fun!!! I love love love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions xx

Teresa said...

Superb creation, thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Here come the Boys and Merry Christmas to you, hugs Teresa xx

Crystal R said...

Super cute card. Just look at those chickens clucking out a carol. Thanks for sharing with us over at Stampin with the dragon.

Linda said...

I love your card. Its lovely how you did the lay-out, color combination and the image!

Thanks for joining us at ForeverFriends fortnightly challenge!
Linda DTFF (

thecraftycavalier said...

Great card! Fab image and layout. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, Jayne x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Awwww what cute little hens, lovely card
Thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
Julie x
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Tanya said...

Gorgeous card! What an adorable image :)

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge blog for our Fortnightly Challenge :)

Merry Christmas!

Tanya xx

SusanLotus said...

A lovely Christmas card!
Merry Christmas!

Susan :)

Diane Louise J said...

Lovely card... thanks for joining the Monthly Forever Friends ‘Christmas Card’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge. Merry Christmas, Hugs Diane x

Helen said...

Love it!! That's such a great image and I love the way you've put the card together.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x