Sunday, August 24, 2014

Across the Pond - Pile It On "Best Wishes" Challenge

This week at the Pile It On Challenge we are sharing projects featuring Best Wishes/Congratulations sentiments. We're sponsored by StitchyBear's Digi Outlet, and I used this festive Big Ben digi stamp by Stitchy Stamps:

I printed Big Ben onto a shiny white paper & heat-embossed it with a clear powder. I then inked it with several blue inks. The street-lamp patterned DP is from a DCWV collection. I sprayed it with gold Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

The banner and crown stamps are from the Cool Britannia clear stamp set by Louise Allen that I received from Quick Cards as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration in 2012, which means I've had this set in my stash for some time! I was so happy to finally have occasion to use it.

I stamped the crown onto Shrinky Dink plastic, colored it with stamp markers, and hand-wrote the "best wishes" sentiment. I shrunk it in my toaster oven & attached it to the decorative pin with gold embroidery floss.

The banner was stamped in blue onto a yellow-inked medical paper tape, a technique I learned from Crafter's Companion.

This card was party inspired by the ATC Swap we're having within one of my other Design Teams (OSAAT) with the theme of "a different culture/county to your own". I like playing with a few ATC ideas and then making cards with some of them. The ATC is on its way to my teamie Susie in the UK (once she receives it, I'll post it) and I hope to send this card to someone special one day!

Crafting By Designs: Rock around the Clock
Crafty Creations #270: Use old something from your Stash (I've had this pin for several years & the stamp set has been un-inked for 2 years!)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations: Charms or Pins
Lia Stampz Challenge #71: Use a crown or put one on your project
My Heart Pieces: Use a Digistamp

Update: I was the prize winner for Lia Stampz's Crowns Challenge!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. Such a lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  2. Love the colors and details! Thankd for joining us at Crafting by Designs this week. -Jenny, CBD DT

  3. Hey CG! how are you doing? Love this creation! Thanks for sharing this us over at Lia Stampz.

  4. Such a cute card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

  5. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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