Sunday, 3 August 2014

Pile It On! Challenge - Stitching (Real or Faux)

We have a new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...and the theme is:

'Stitching (Real or Faux)'

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize - 2 Digis of the winner's choice!

I love a bit of faux stitching...it's one of my favourite techniques...so I loved this challenge! I picked some of my favourite papers ('Winter Wonderland' by My Minds Eye), and used some of the last scraps to make a patchwork background...distressing the edges a little, before adding my faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The image is the adorable Lili of the Valley James the Bear ('Presents for Two'), which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The snowflakes were cut using Marianne Designs dies, the button is by Dovecraft, and is threaded with Papermania twine.


Here are the challenges I piled on:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

32 comments:

Bunny said...

Hey, Helen. I was posting my card to different challenges and saw James The Bear out of the corner of my eye. Since it was a Christmas creation I was pretty sure I'd find it on the LOTV challenge this month so I had to come look at it. I'm a new customer to LOTV and I LOVE James. I ordered 2 of him and 1 I will be able to use in the Christmas challenge. Anyway, I just wanted to say that your card is so cute. I wish they had a vendor here in the U.S. of A. I love their stamps.

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous cute card Helen!

Lin said...

Love your sweet Teddy, Helen, against the patchwork background! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card xx

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at crafting at the weekend and good luck x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and sooooo cute.
Luv
Debby

Wendy L said...

Gorgeously sweet card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Tamie said...

Fabby distressing and stitching! I love, love, love this image and the papers and colors you used for this card. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

Tamie 4CC DT

laurie said...

really cute card, love the image!

Nicole Setter said...

Thanks for sharing your great Christmas make with us at Penny's this week.
Cheers Nicole

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the image and love the patchwork background-thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

Helen said...

Gorgeous - love the background you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Joey said...

Helen this is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful make. Joey x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Helen - James is just the sweetest.
Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderlands Anything Goes challenge and allsortd 'Favourite Things' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at Allsorts this week, we hope to see you again!

Lynne K said...

A gorgeous card, Helen, such a cute image! And your faux stitching looks great. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous is your card and what an adorable image thank you for sharing your card with our challege over at Sparkles Christmas Buddies "Challenge Snowflakes" your Snowflake is stunning good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Marie B. said...

I love everything about this card! :)

Sally H said...

A very sweet card, Helen. Wonderful stitching! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

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Annette said...

Fab colouring (I love James the bear!) and a fab choice of papers too.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

Beth F said...

Love Christmas in August! Love the patterns. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes

Renate said...

Wat een ontzettend leuke kaart met dat gestikte erop. Ik vind je beer ook ontzettend lief. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

Maddy Herbison said...

Hi Helen, fab card. You're doing well to have started on Christmas already! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and stamping sensations challenges, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the way you have used lots of leftovers and a fabby design too.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

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Jane said...

Just gorgeous, thank you for playing along with us at A LITTLE BIT CRAFTY this month & our 'Sew What!' challenge & the very best of luck. Jane x

Lili Valley said...

Very Cute! Thanks for your entry! x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Deborah A

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the papers you've used and that cute stamp too.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Helen N x

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your super creation for my CHNC challenge extra for August and my Patterned Paper August challenge - hope to see you again soon x