Sunday, 31 August 2014

Pile It On! Challenge - Punch It Out

This week at Pile It On! we're challenging you to:

'Punch It Out!
(Use your punches...not dies)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls:
Prize - $25 Gift Certificate!

I only have two punches...a border punch that I use fairly regularly, and a really old (and very much neglected) corner rounder punch...so I decided to dig out the corner punch and round practically every corner on my card! The image is a House Mouse stamp called 'Birthday Cupcake' that I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from a pad by Michaels (found at TKMaxx) called 'Recollections'...I inked the edges a little using 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink, then added some faux stitching using my CuterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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.

30 comments:

Susie Wittwer said...

This is adorable Helen! Great mix of patterns in the background!
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Helen! Love the pretty selection of papers and colors with your fun image! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Squirrel x said...

That cake looks yummy, even though the mice have been at it I would still give it a chance, lol! Great work with the punch, I love the rounded corners and like to do them, when I remember - even though the punch is right beside me I still forget!! It's what happens when you get old(er). Hugs xx

Sandra H said...

Pretty card Helen

Camille Short said...

I love the colors!

crafty said...

Love the background papers. They go so well with your coloured image. Thanks for joining us at creative Corner this week

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) one of my most fave HM stamps and the papers and colours are fabulous :-)

I have loads of punches and rarely use them, I tend to reach more for the dies these days ,,, will dig them out and join in :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Jackie said...

Darling House Mouse Birthday card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Marcy said...

This is gorgeous! Love your design and image. Thanks so much for joining our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week!

Sandra H said...

Oh wow this is a truly beautiful creation and many thanks for joining in our challenge over at Gruffies & Guests Challenge "Anything Goes With The Option of Boys" good luck and it would be lovely to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Robin Parker said...

Those little mice are so darling. I just love them, great sketch too. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of Layer It.

Cara Malmrose said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Jingle said...

Very cute card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the papers & the cake looks so scrummy!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty mousey card! Thanks for joining us over at Creative Corner Challenge~

Sue said...

Beautiful coloring on this cute card. Love the stitching and papers too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

MagsB said...

What a cute image, Helen! I love your patterned papers, too, and all the rounded corners look great, too!

Also, thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this month at Gruffies and Guests of “anything goes with the option of one for the boys”. Could just eat a piece of that cake myself!!! Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

Samantha A. said...

So cute! Great take on the sketch too! House Mouse stamps are just adorable!

Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!

Samantha
- HIMCR DT
- Clear it Out DT
Designs by Sammy

Indah Permata Sari said...

This is such a cute card! Love it! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

Sue from Oregon said...

Thank you so much for joining our House Mouse and Friends Monday FOOD Challenge!

These meece certainly look like they have done some serious celebrating! Wonderful card!

♥ Sue Kment

Christine said...

Hi Helen fab cute image lovely mixture of papers & design, nice take on the Food chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Jenscrapstoo said...

Great card, love the image and the paper fit it to a T!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Dot said...

Super cute card, Helen, love to see you use a HM image.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time.
Dorte xx

Dot said...

Super cute card, Helen, love to see you use a HM image.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time.
Dorte xx

Dot said...

Super cute card, Helen, love to see you use a HM image.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time.
Dorte xx

Dot said...

Super cute card, Helen, love to see you use a HM image.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time.
Dorte xx

shirley-bee said...

Love that sweet House Mouse image! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

Little K Smith said...

A fab card Helen, a perfect image for our theme and I love the papers too! And with my DT hat on, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends, I hope you can join in with our new challenge :)
Kelly.x