Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pilin' on the Primary Sport

Our theme at Pile It On is Primary Colors and/or Something Beginning with "S". The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by KennyK Stamps, and I used their "Need For Speed" Race Car Driver digi stamp.

KennyK Stamps has closed its doors on June 30, 2017. We have had such fun working with the team here at Pile It On and loved seeing all the wonderful cards and talent by the DT and those that have entered the challenges! We wish you all the best and are happy to sponsor one last time!! If you have any questions about our closing you can read our FAQ here or email us at stamps@kennykstamps.com. Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps! 

I created a Soccer-themed penny slider card, using circle dies and die-cut cardboard circles instead of actual pennies.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: For the Dudes
Hannah & Friends #277: Birthday + Animal/Person
Mudra Crafts Challenge: Interactive Card
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: Always Anything Goes for DT member (Pile It On DT)
SheepSki Designs Challenge #4: Square Cardz

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,





Friday, July 14, 2017

Bronze, Bark & Butterflies -- Vintage/Shabby Chic at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we're making Vintage/Shabby Chic Cards.


The background was created with a mix of the embossing folder stamping & emboss resist techniques, using a folder I got with a magazine. The Prima butterflies are made from actual tree bark! The vertical border is cut from a cork sheet with a QuicKutz die. The top horizontal strip is a piece of TH grunge board cut with a Spellbinders/A Gilded Life die, inked with Tea Due distress ink & heat-embossed with Stampendous copper enamel. The middle strip was created with the faux patina technique. For the bottom strip, I started by stamping the border, from the same set as the embossing folder, in brown StazOn. Then I inked it with orange & brown inks, and stamped it again with watermark ink & heat-embossed it with more copper enamel. The sentiment stamp & frame die are from Stampin' Up. Most of the pieces are distressed with my Ingvild Bolme/Prima distressing tool and the edges are ink-distressed with TH Vintage Photo ink.

I'm entering this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Come and Get It: Make Your Own Background
Country View Crafts' Challenge: Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Distress It

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join the fun at Crafting with Dragonflies


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Uplifting Nature at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Elements of nature (leaves, water, animals etc.) I went with a Cloud theme featuring "Vintage How High" digi & "A Little Lift" sentiment from TLC Creations.


http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.nl/2017/07/juli-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Anything Goes with Create With TLC: Always Anything Goes
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: July Sketch (rotated 90CW)
Inkspirational #138: Rural

Blog Candy Alert: I'm celebrating my 8th year of blogging! Join my celebrations here.

Thank you for visiting!
Hope you'll join us at International Art & Soul,






Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy 8th Blogoversary!

I started this blog in July 2009 as way to share my cooking adventures, but I ended up finding the joys of cardmaking, and joined the online crafting community whole-heartedly in June 2010. By December 2010, I had made it to my 100th post, and now I've published over 1287 posts!
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This means it's time for Blog Candy! This year I'm offering a small grab-bag of delicious craft items. I've set aside some of my favorite crafting items, and will tailor the package to the winner.

I hope you'll follow my blog (there are some links on my sidebar) and leave a comment so I can visit you. To my long-time followers, thank you so much!

Update: Everyone's a winner!




Here's to many more,