Sunday 17 December 2017

Pile It On! Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas Colours and/or Snowmen

It's the third Sunday of the month, so that means that we have more inspiration for this month's Pile It On! Challenge and an additional theme:

'Non-traditional Xmas Colours'
'Add a Snowman'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Crafty Sentiments:
For prize details, please visit Pile It On!

I combined a few stamps from the 'Holly-Jolly' set by Penny Black to create a little wintry scene, which I coloured using watercolour pencils - I added some sparkle to the snow & stars using a Wink of Stella pen, but you can't really see it in the photograph. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, then matted the panel on to a snippet of pink card to co-ordinate with the snowman's sled. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.

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. Hi Helen,

    Thanks for leaving a link up to Sweet Stampin', we've sorted the linky & I've added your entry for you. Absolutely adore this cute little scene xx

  2. This is such a fun and beautiful holiday card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. A perfect creation for our CAS theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2018.

    B x

  4. What a sweet and beautiful card Helen! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Take care,

  5. Oh! This is such a precious card and a darling little scene! It made me smile!!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon!


  6. I adore Penny Black hedgies and that stamp is just so sweet, Helen! Great coloring. :-D Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. These hedgies are absolutely adorable! Love your card!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. This is so very cute Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 364 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  11. Nicely done, love the coloring and the critters, way to go!

    Leanne DT/4CC

  12. hello! sweet card, luv the adorable images and your coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  13. I love it. What a fabulous Christmas Card. Thanks for joining us in our week 50 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles Sharon

  14. Fab scene you have created, love the stitching
    Hugs Kaz xx

  15. Absolutely adorable and perfect for our 'Last minute Christmas card' challenge. Thanks for playing along with us and do come back for our final challenge of the year. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  16. Love it, Helen - what a great scene.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x


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