Sunday, 19 January 2014

Pile It On! Challenge - Wood

It's time for a new challenge over at Pile It On! and this week the theme is:


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I've used a new stamp on my's a woodgrain background stamp from a set of two by Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous that I picked up in TKMaxx earlier this week from the Clearance section...for the bargainous price of £3.99! I stamped it in three colours of Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves & Mowed Lawn) on to white card, then blended the same ink lightly over the top...and around the edges of the three panels. I cut hearts using my Cuttlebug 'Concentric Hearts' die from some offcuts, and mounted then on to the panels using 3D foam pads. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts.

Here are the challenges I've piled on:
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Sandra H said...

Helen this is lovely x

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Stentimnets

Claire said...

I just love this Helen, so effective and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

CG said...

What a fabulous stamp! And what a stunning card! Love the bright colors. Best, CG

Michelle said...

Great card, Helen! I love the wood grain in such bold colors. Very creative! Thank you for sharing your project with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is so cool Helen! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Card love trhe clear design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
Hugs ELfie

Stinkin' Inkers said...

What a unique design. Love the colors of the panels. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is one wonderful card! Such a striking effect you created here! I love bargains too - never can say no to one...Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too - I hope to see you there again soon! Hugs, Cornelia - DT

~ginny said...

Thanks Helen, for sharing your project delightful CAS card in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge! The repetition of the wood grain panels & the hearts which are then strongly individualized with the vibrant colors is quite creative! Nicely done!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (

brenda said...

A really pretty card Helen and such an unusual and effective design.

Thanks so much for joining in with our Love is in the Air theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Unknown said...

This is so lovely and creative, love these rich colors and your interpretation of the 'wood' theme!
Have a nice week!
Anna xxx

maria f. said...

Lovely card. Nice colors for a "love card". Do you have TJMaxx in the UK? Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

Melissa Czapor said...

Fabulous!! I love the colors and wood look!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hope to see you again soon!

Cards By MI said...

What a great looking card! Really lovely and cool idea. Great colours too. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW this week.
Love n hugs
Marie, g-dt

Kim Heggins said...

This is one stunning card! I love the bright colored wood panels, just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the 3 colored panels!! Classic design and and style!!
thanks for playing along with us @ CSD !!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Helen: Your Valentine Card is so very pretty--love your colors and embossing. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

Remember, you can enter 3 of your pretty creations in this challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

bumblebee creations said...

what a fun card-thanks for playing along with TSB!!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Helen. I love how you created the same pattern in 3 different colors. It is so perfect on this card. Very creative.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

Lena said...

Love the card layout and the colours you used! Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena – DT Member
Lena’s Creations

Unknown said...

Beautiful card with fab colors.
Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT

♥ AudSentiments DT ♥

♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

Rachel said...

Cute card Helen, I love the colours.

Thank you for sharing the love at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

Amy Kolling said...

Helen, this is a gorgeous card with all the colored woodgrain. So trendy and fun at the same time! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!! :)

Deepti said...

Beautiful wood grain effect. Thank you sharing with us at ATCAS!!

Laurie HIMCR said...

Gorgeous! Love the wood grain look! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome wood grain effect! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

CraftyGirl said...

Love the wood grain!! I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

Sara said...

LOVE that woodgrain! thanks for playing along with TSB

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

That is a very cool stamp and you used it wonderfully! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

MC said...

Gorgeous! I love the woodgrain pattern and the colours. Thanks for joining us! MC, audsentiments DT.

Sandi said...

You have made a wonderful CAS card with your wood hearts!
Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD.

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