Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wooden you like to join us and Pile It On?

How can you tell if there's a dog on your boat? Just look for the poop deck!

Yes, I must still have "the puns" from April Fool's Day... I'm not much for practical jokes, but I love a bad pun. Which is why I'm kinda regretting choosing the theme of "Wood" for this week's Pile It On Challenge...! We're sponsored by Jellypark, so I used her cute Pirate & Dog on Boat digi and my punniest sentiment, from TLC Creations: "To err is human; To arrrr is pirate." (It's also available as part of the Pirate Party set.)

I've actually used this sentiment with a Jellypark image before, and it was even for Pile It On, oops! But the cards are very different. I'm thinking I'm going have to send out Talk Like a Pirate Day cards this year!

I couldn't help myself from making a little Doggie Jolly Roger with a Prima wood embellishment. I drew the bones and colored them & the dog with a white glaze pen.

I cut the little boat from some cork I have in my stash. I added the details, and attached the sentiment sail with a small stick that I just happened to have. Okay, I admit that I collect natural items for crafting purposes...sticks, leaves, even bark. I put them in a plastic in the freezer to "treat" them, and try to use them as fast as I collect them...which I never do!

Which is why I was really happy to find a use for the bark I collected last year. I soaked some pieces in a bowl of water overnight, and then ran them through my SU! Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die to make little buttons. I punctured the holes with my awl, dried the piece with my heat tool, and sewed on some blue floss.
The image is colored with Copics. I added texture to the boat using Blender Solution and a piece of cork.

As you can tell, I had lots of fun making this! Hope you'll gather your favorite challenges and Pile It On with us this week.

  1. Aud Sentiments Challenge: Card or Project with a Sentiment for a Child
  2. Cards For Men: Humorous cards
  3. Crafty Cardmakers: Humour
  4. Card Makin' Mamas: No patterned papers
  5. Inklings and Yarns: Always Anything Goes
  6. Inky Impressions: For a child 
  7. Oldie but a Goodie: Transport (I've had the cork for over a year and a half, and the stick & bark were collected last spring)
  8. Paper Playtime: Use a Pun
  9. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
  10. Stuck on U Diecut Challenge: Rrrrrrr Ye Sea Worthy (buttons are cut with a die)
Update: This was chosen as one of the Top 3 for the Stuck on U Diecut Challenge. Thank you!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our humour challenge. Thanks also for bearing with us with the link moderating thing. Sadly it became necessary because of the large number of people who appeared to not have bothered to read our challenge requirements.

    Cute card. Good luck!

    Lin xx

  2. This card is so so cute and absolute fun! Glad you could join us at Paper Playtime.

  3. This sentiment appeals to my sense of humour! I love your use of the cork and bark too. A super card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. X

  4. So cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments for our 'For a child' challenge.

    Hugs Helen DT xx

  5. A real cute card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  6. Aww, so sweet! Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

  7. This is so cuuute! Love the image.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  8. Hi, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your creation is so pretty. Love the colour combination.

    Mel X

  9. Fabulous little boys card, love the flag. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  10. Love your pirate and doggie card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime. Come back again Monday for the start of a brand new challenge. :) Janis

  11. Uber cute card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at OBAG this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. This is an adorable pirate card. I see felt buttons.

    Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Button” Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  13. Awww this is so cute :) I love the image and the little doggy flag! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Humour" challenge.
    Fiona x

  14. Very cute!
    Love this, great with our Die Cutting theme!
    Are the waves diecut? Anyways, too cute!
    Thanks for joining SOUS!


  15. What a great card. Your layering color choices and design are fabulous. Great work. Love it.

  16. Hehe.. Love this fun image and "doggy flag" )) This card make me smile ))

  17. Oh gosh!! that is just too too cute.. love the design of your card and such great details..
    thanks for playing along with our die cut challenge over at SOUS


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