Sunday 16 April 2017

Pile It On! Challenge April - Interactive Cards and/or Birthdays

It's the third Sunday of the month, so we more inspiration for this month's Pile It On! Challenge, as well as a bonus theme. This month's main theme is:

'Interactive Cards'
(Think slider, shaker, pop-up, pocket)

and we have a bonus theme of:


Which you can use as an alternative, or combine for this month's challenge!

We are sponsored for this challenge by Gerder Steiner Designs:
Prize - $15 Store Coupon!

This time I made a shaker card for my parents who will be celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary next month...this card is actually for my Nan to give to them, so you will be seeing another on my blog soon. I cut the aperture using my Cuttlebug 'Concentric Hearts' die...then pierced a border around the edges using my pokey tool. The cute hedgehogs are from the 'Every Which Way' set by Penny Black...I coloured them using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut them out. I cut the numbers from a snippet of red card using my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet, added a sentiment (from a set that was a magazine freebie), and filled the shaker with red heart shaped confetti.

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.


  1. So beautifully designed.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. This is such a sweet card:
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  3. Just a super gorgeous Shaker Card here. I love how you have designed this with that gorgeous little cute image. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  4. Oh, Helen, I love those darling little hedgies! Fab work on the shaker part. I'm tickled to pieces that you've entered our first challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and hope you're going to become a regular. Thanks so much for supporting us and our efforts to celebrate "Critters" of all shapes and sizes.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Well, if this isn't cute, I don't know what is! Thank you for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week. Clever to use red for their ruby anniversary!❤

  6. Wonderful card for your parents Helen! Such a darling design and just perfectly made, as always!


    Di xx

  7. Aww - cute hedgie image. I have this stamp and haven't used it yet . . . thanks for the reminder.

    Happy Easter to you.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Fabulous card, love the shaker heart and super sweet hedgies xx

  9. Helen, this is just too cute. A great shaker card. What agreat anniversary card. Love it. Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the anything goes challenge at The Creative Playground!

  10. Gorgeous card Helen, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

  11. This is stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  12. So cute!, gorgeous shaker card.

    Thanks for joining us at crafting with friends

    Tracey dt

  13. Such a beautiful card Helen, I'm sure that your parents are going to love this.

    Sue xx

  14. Fab CAS romantic shaker card.
    So pleased you played along at HLS Anything goes with dies. :)

  15. What a precious card for your parents' anniversary! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Playground Anything Goes Challenge. Helene, DT Imagine That! digistamp

  16. Oh helen this is really a cute card and the image so sweet.
    Thanks a lot for joining us at our Animals / Tiere challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT

  17. A wonderful creation, simply beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet Stampers Challenge.
    Hugs Sonny

  18. Beautiful card Helen xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for

  19. What an adorable shaker! So cute. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little glad you joined us!

  20. Sweet shaker those hedgies too. Thanks for playing with the anniversary challenge at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  21. Gorgeous card - such a sweet design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Creative Playground,

    Helen x


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x