Sunday 7 July 2019

Pile It On! Challenge - Boys of Summer or Winter

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

'Boys of Summer or Winter'

Our sponsor this month is Crafty Sentiments Designs:
Prize - 3 Digital Images of the Winner's Choice!

I really struggled with this theme...I don't really have that many stamps with people on...and very, very few with boys...but after a rummage through my stash I came across a sheet of Lili of the valley pre-coloured die cut images called 'Christmas Kids' that had one image with a boy left on it - perfect! As Christmas is in Winter for me...I'm going for 'Boys of Winter'...although you can't really tell what season it is from the image as he's cosied up indoors sleeping off his Christmas dinner! I paired it with papers by Craftwork Cards...from the 'Mistletoe' and 'Festive Chalkboard' pads. I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee 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.


  1. Super card, Helen. What a cute image and I love the patterned papers. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx

  2. I love all your layers, they look great together and with that cute image.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x

  3. Superrrrrr, really Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  4. This is adorable. I love the sleeping boy and your coloring! The patterned paper finishes it off perfectly. Thanks for joining the challenge at Loves To Scrap Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTSCB

  5. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  6. Great card and great use of pattern paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  7. what a cute card lovely colours

    great card lovely extras, Thanks for joining us at Craft Galore Encore Challenge#

    DT Tracey

  8. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

  9. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional 2 or more design papers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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