Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pile It On Challenge # 05- Just Because

Hello everyone and welcome to a new challenge from Pile it On! This week our sponsor is Stamp n Doodle. The winner will receive 2 images of their choice! Our theme this week is 'Just Because', so please come join us with your 'Just Because' cards and link up with all those challenges!
I have to admit that this week was a bit of a stretch for me, a little outside of my comfort zone, but that is why I love challenges because they DO stretch you and you become a better crafter because of it, and I actually like how this card turned out.

I used the pretty bird image from Stamp n Doodle. I am not super familiar with bird species, but seeing as it is winter I went with a cardinal type of bird. Somewhere along the way of creating this card it became more of a masculine style, lol, but that is actually good because masculine cards are always scarce in my stockpile. The sketch inspiration was from this weeks challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.(**Here is my tip: when you are working with small die cut pieces like the birds on the banner, I usually run them through my mini-Xyron. It is just an easier way to get adhesive on the entire piece. If they are ultra-tiny (like the dots on i's or super small layers) I use my Zig glue pen.) This banner was cut from Rock Princess- I liked how the birds on it continued the bird theme in the card and then I ran it through my Cuttlebug. I thought this folder had a woodsy feel to it that fit with the rest of the card as well.
Other supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok, Stamp: Pink by Design, Twine: My Craft Spot, Digital Stamp: Stamp n Doodle, colored with Copics.

Here are my challenges for this week:
Top Tip Tuesday: sketch (see my tip above)
Stamp N Doodle - include an animal
Die Cuttin' Divas: Buttons, bows or bling
4 Crafty Chicks - Pokin' Fun (brads or eyelets)
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend- embossing
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - animals
Card Makin' Mamas - Something old (all the paper is at least a couple years old!!)
Pixie Dust Studio - Include an animal
Victorine - anything goes
Crafty Catz - things with wings


  1. A lovely card and a great tip. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  2. This is such a GORGEOUS!! card!! You did a beautiful job on the design and love the details!
    Sherrie K

  3. Beautiful card. Love colour combination on it and how you color image. Lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Animals” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  4. Heather this is stunning! I love that you made it more masculine (always the hardest cards to do, lol)All of the elements are super but I especially love the birds on the banner :0) ps I am a new follower!! Ali x

  5. What a great card. It would make a great masculine card. Very nice. Thanks for joining DCD this week--Pat N.

  6. Fabulous card. Great color combination!
    Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  7. Hi Heather

    A beautiful card,fab colour's and image,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

    Hugs Dianne xx

    CraftyCatz DT

  8. OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Buttons Things With Wings Challenge and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  9. Great job, your card is fantastic. Thanks for joining us and using a Stamp n doodle image.

  10. That is a fantastic masculine card Heather! Great inspiration for a genre that I think most of us struggle with lol! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x