Sunday 16 June 2019

Pile It On! Challenge - Transportation and/or Vacation

It's the third Sunday of the month, so I'm back with some more inspiration for this month's Pile It On! Challenge where the themes are:


We are sponsored for this challenge by Dr Digi's House of Stamps:
Prize - 2 Digi Stamps of the Winner's Choice!

We are also teaming up with the Double Trouble Challenge blog...which has a challenge staring tomorrow (Monday 17th) with a 'Vacation' theme...with a couple of optional extras too!

I combined the two themes...using a couple of Penny Black stamps and patterned papers to create a beach scene. I stamped the critters on to watercolour paper...the dog is called 'Bee-have!'...and I masked off the grass and flowers as he was going to be lying on the beach...and the chicken is actually a Christmas stamp...I masked off the Santa hat and snow so that he could be surfing rather then snowboarding...and drew in the top of head adding a comb in place of the hat. I coloured them using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut them out. I used patterned papers to create the background...the yellow spotty paper (sand) is from the 'Bright Freshness' pad by Craft Sensations, and the blue papers (sea & sky) are from the 'Prince Charming' pad by Recollections/Michaels. I tore the edges of a couple of strips of the zig-zag paper to represent the foam of the breaking waves. I added  sentiment (from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp), distressed the edges of the papers a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and  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...and don't forget to also link up at Double Trouble if your entry meets their challenge theme too!


  1. A lovely card

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  2. Such a gorgeous card. Love the design and cute images. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck.
    Gina xx

  3. So beautiful ! WOW!
    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE!

  4. Adorable card, Helen! I love the mix of images and torn papers which make for a refreshing style! Thanks for linking to PPCC blog! Becca/DT

  5. Brilliant design-love the torn edges and fabulous images.Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  6. What a lovely card, both of them look like they are have fun for sure. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. Great design papers used for the separation of sky, water and beach and simplicity of tearing the different landscapes. Clever and fun card and love your images. Since we are partnering with you this challenge, would love you to check us out on Double Trouble and pull in our requirement; or if not for this challenge would love you to join us for any future fun challenges and include us in your Pile It On.

  8. What a cute card this is. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles Crafting Good luck!!
    Suzi Mac

  9. What a great mix of water and beach. Great take with our "Sea it" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


  10. What a fun card, i love it.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  11. What a gorgeous, fun card. It made me smile. Thank you for sharing you beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)


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