Sunday, March 17, 2013

Believe in the Easter Bunny - Pile It On #11 - Circles or Squares

Top Prize at Bug a Boo Catch the Bug!
Placed in the Top 5 at Eureka Stamps
Won at Art Impressions Stamps!
Placed in the Top 3 at Perfect Sentiments
Top O' The Morning to you on this fine St Patrick's Day!
I hope you are wearing green so you don't get pinched by a naughty little Leprechaun!
It's time for another challenge over at Pile It On and we want to see you using Circles AND/OR Squares!
We are sponsored by one of our favorites, Bugaboo Stamps who generously provided images for the team!
I used a square card base, rounded square die cuts and even have squares on my patterned papers! (I think I covered all square bases :))
Now you know the challenge is Pile It On and today I decided to challenge myself and see just how many challenges I could make this card fit into. With it being this time of year there are plenty of Spring, Easter and Green challenges and I think I did a pretty good job of finding a fair few to play in, don't you?
In the spirit of honesty I checked all the challenges to see if my card fit and matched it up against their design team samples to make sure I wasn't entering an incorrect card. So if the challenge said "Spring" and the team had Easter samples then I took it to mean Easter was allowed. The "Green" challenges didn't state "all green" so I think I'm OK there. And on a final note I'm not playing for the prizes, just for the fun of seeing how many I could enter :)
Also I checked each and every challenge for their rules and I am very pleased to say that all of these have NO LIMIT RESTRICTIONS to the number of COMBINED CHALLENGES! I have added a note if they have entry limits so you can play along with them too :)

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Creative Moments - Add a Sentiment
Fab N Funky - Add a Sentiment
Art Impressions - Plaid, Gingham and Checkered(2 entries only)
Deep Ocean - Cute and Cuddly
Stamp and Create - Fur or Feathers (I have both!)(1 entry only)
Use Your Stuff - Four Legged Friends
Sparkles Forum - Birds (3 entries only)
Rhedd and Rosie's - One for the Birds (3 entries only)
Stampin For The Weekend - For A Child (1 entry only)
Forever Friends Monthly - Flowers (3 entries only)
Fussy and Fancy - Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie - Feeling Floral (old items are the sentiment and the daisy punch)(3 entries only)
Catch The Bug - Bingo! (I chose Green, Flower and Die Cut)
Natalie and Amy - Die Cuts (3 entries only)
Use it Tuesday - Die Cuts, Punches, and Cut Outs (stashed item is the sentiment and the ribbon)
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon (3 entries only)
Penny's - Ribbon and Die Cut
Card Mania - Lot of Layers (3 entries only)
Oozak - Spring (3 entries)
Card Makin Mamas - Spring Colors (2 entries only)
Moving Along With the Times - Spring is In The Air (3 entries only)
Ribbon Carousel - Spring is In The Air (and ribbon)
Eureka Stamps - Spring Has Sprung (3 entries only)
Crafting For All Seasons - Spring into Spring (3 entries only)
Crafty Bloggers - Spring or Pastels
Alota Rubber Stamps - Springtime
Visible Image - Spring
Splendiferious Creations:Think Spring
Crafty Sentiments - Hello Spring (3 entries only)
Fairytale - Photo Inspiration (Easter Bunny)
Avadares - Easter or Spring (2 entries only)
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies (3 entries only)
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: Bunnies
Broken Box Stock - Easter (3 entries only)
Bearly Mine - Easter (2 entries only)
Stempelsonne - Easter (3 entries only)
The Paper Shelter - Easter (3 entries only)
Sincerely Yours - Easter (3 entries only)
DL Art - Easter (3 entries only)
Creatalicious - Lovely Easter
Digi Haven - Easter (digi image, 3 entries only)
Perfect Sentiment - Easter Bling (3 entries only)
Going Grey - Favorite Embellishment (Pearls)(2 entries only)
Happy Campers - Flutterby Butterfly (3 entries only)
Flutterby - Anything Winged (the butterfly) (1 entry only)
LEJ Designs - Things With Wings (the butterfly) (3 entries only)
Craft Your Passion - Use 2 Colors (Orange and Green, neutrals extra)(3 entries only)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Color Combo Sorbet (3 entries only)
Color Throwdown - Color Combo
Just Us Girls - Color Combo, Green, Orange and White
Milk Coffee - Go Green (3 entries only)
Sassy Studios - Seeing Green (1 entry only)
Belli - St Patrick's Day or Green
Jen's Digis - Going Green
Flourishes - Go Green
Pattie's Creations - Green
Gingerloft - Green
Wags N Whiskers - Go Green
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Green with Envy (3 entries only)
Creative Inspirations Paint - Go Green
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Include Green
Desert Island Crafts - Pick at Least 3 (Bunnies, 3 or More Patterned Papers, Flowers, Sentiment on Front, Ribbon)

Card Recipe:
Image - Scene It Easter by Bugaboo
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Unknown
Paper - He Said She Said by Teresa Collins
Square Die Cuts - Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Rounded Squares
Leaf Die Cut - Small Leaves by Dee's Distinctively
Grass Die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Daisy Punch - Martha Stewart Layering Daisy
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Butterfly Sticker - Recollections
Pearls - Recollections

Now as soon as I saw this image I just knew I had to cut it apart and decoupage it. Gosh it took a while with all those little parts but I sure had a fun time doing it.
And I found the perfect accompaniments in my collection of crafting stash, a bonus to having a "store" in my studio as my friends call it ;)
I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did making it and be sure to go over to Pile It On and play along with us!


CG said...

I've been looking forward to seeing all your fussy cutting with this image! Wow, it's spectacular. Your coloring is wonderful too, and that break from the pattern with the polka-dot paper for the leaf die cut is inspired! I so enjoy working with you at PIO. Best, CG

Pia S said...

I really like the colors you've used for this card, and I love how you've decoupaged the image for 3D effect. And such a sweet sentiment too. Well done!

Tina said...

Eine wundervolle Karte ist das. Ganz bezaubernd.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Tina

Darlene said...

WOW this is AMAZING!!! Love the dimension, color scheme and design! GREAT job!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GREEN with Envy’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Unknown said...

Oh how totally adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Sandra said...

Very beautiful Katie! lovely image, great coloring and love the dp.
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Sylvia said...

Love the lovely Spring colours and the cute 3D image. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month.

Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team

~ginny said...

Welcome to the "Favorite 2 Colors" Challenge Katie... love your image fussy cut in all those layers! Well done indeed! The colors are perfect
Good luck - and watch for the Craft Your Passion challenge again next Monday!
CYP Design Team

Sharon said...

Lovely spring colours and card. thanks for sharing with us at CCT.x

Zoe said...

Great card, love the colours and great depth created, thank you for playing Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. WOW do you have it linked to quite a few challenges! Have a great St. Patrick's Day - hope you get lucky or find your pot of gold.

Danni said...

Very cute card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO cute, Katie. I love how you decorate the inside and outside of your cards so beautifully. Thanks so much for stopping by to share with us this week. It's a pleasure to have you play along with us.
Come back soon! Your art is a joy to see.
Word Art Wednesday

Tamara King said...

Such a lovely card x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so cute...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Anne-Marie said...

Bugaboo always seem to have an image to fit the occasion and this one is a cracker....see what I did?....eggs?...crack?....well, maybe not, hahaa! I really enjoyed havin' a little peruse over this fabby creation, was certainly worth all the effort you put into it, so thanks so much for popping it into the challenge at Perfect's eggstrawdinary.....sorry, it's the Irish in me....hahaaa! x

Laney said...

Fabulous creation Katie and loving your spring colours too!thanks for joining us at BMC this time

Denise Marzec said...

Love Love LOVE that image and how you added all that dimension to it. Awesome coloring, too. Thanks for joining us at the Timeless Tuesday challenge. :)

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Katie. I love the cute image and your colouring is beautiful. The papers and layout are fabulous
Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
Sue xx

lady jasmine crafts said...

Aw so cutie Thanks for joining us @ Rhedd and Rosie xxx

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a sweet image. I love the color combination especially with the orange hues. Thanks for joining us for our colors challenge at Craft Your Passion.


Unknown said...

What a beautifully layered card. So beautiful!
Thanks for joining us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

Heather B said...

So adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my goodness, that's a lot of challenges! LOL What a sweet creation, thanks for playing with us at DICC. :)

Mei said...

LOVE the piecing you did on this card!! Its so cute! Must have taken you a while to cut around the edges!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

Love to Create DT

Miss Emerald said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful image, design and lovely spring colours. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, so much details, great colouring, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

Anonymous said...

Hello A fabulous card and image, great colors. Thank you for joining us at Sincerely Yours. Lisa :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is delightful. Clever, creative design and great coloring.

Thanks for joining us at Avadares for our final challenge.

Blessing hugs,

Melanie said...

A fantastic card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Lovely Easter” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

(DT Creatalicious Challenges)

Rene said...

This is so stinkin' CUTE! I love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create this month! Good luck and I hope to see you back next month for a new challenge!
Rene :D

Lydia Boode said...

What a great card you make.
Thank you for enjoy the challenge at The Paper Shelter.
Hugs Lydia

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, beautiful decoupage and lovely colour combination. I love the decorated inside as well - it really finishes your card nicely.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Guylaine Seyer said...

Absolutely sublime! The 3D effect is really great
thank you for playing with us at Craft 4 Eternity

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute, cute, cute! So many things I love about your card that I don't know where to start so I'll just say I LOVE it all!! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing this with my Shades of Green March Challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Scrappy Chick said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
Tracy DT

chrissy xx said...

FABulous colours! Super cute image and I LOve your 'spotty' grass..
LOve this ribbon too...
Thank you soooo much for joining us at Digi Haven.

Jani said...

adorable card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Katie!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

PS - awesome job fitting all those challenges too!

Cheremane said...

Such a fun happy card love it :). Thanks for joining us at x

MommyScraps said...

SOOOO cute! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas!

Patty Sue 2 said...

beautiful the 3-d effect! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELER CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

Unknown said...

O wow this is simply awesome, I love the image, colours and how you layered the image.. simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Semtiments this week xxx

Bianca said...

Katie, that´s such a wonderfull card! It must be so very fiddly to make this digistamp into a decopage image! Wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Manderly said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I just love this card! Thanks so much for joining Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week. Hope to see you again!

Margaret said...

Wow! What a fabulous card and layout. Love the image and your coloring. So vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope to see you again. Good luck.

Mary said...

Love, love, LOVE this card! Super sweet image and colours you used :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!


Sharon said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at DICC!

Allison Cope said...

Super cute image! Love all the patterned papers you used. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge"!

Unknown said...

A fabulous sentiment on a really cute card x Perfect for the creative moments challenge x Thanks for joining in xx

Unknown said...


Totally love this. Such wonderful colours and I love the papers you used.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Happy crafting

Shirley said...

This is simply too cute! Love the 3D image! Thank you for participating this week at Fab'n'Funky!

CraftyGirl said...

Katie love the dimension of your card and the image from bugaboo is just adorable. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.

Remember we are having a DT call at Jen's and would love to hear from you. :-)


Jen's Digi Stamp DT

tracym110 said...

WOW!! Your card is fantastic!! LOVE everything about it!! Happy to be a new follower. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Play Time!

Unknown said...

Lovely card great colours. Thanks for joining us at Ginger Loft with our colour green challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

Stephanie U said...

Love how you layered the images. Thanks for playing along with us at UIT!

Rachel said...

I love this card...its so bright and cheerful! It made me smile! Love the colours you've used.

Thank you for sharing at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my, so much goodness going on here where do I begin? I love this! The mix of patterns is so beautiful! And those bunnies and all the layers are amazing! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Andrea said...

lovely work! Thanks a lot for joining our challenge at Stempelsonne.
Hugs Andrea

kenli said...

So beautiful! I love your coloring and all of those embellies!! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challendges.

Sandy said...

Wow, a fabulous Easter card, love the decoupaged image - finally found the link to Gingerloft, LOL. Thanks for joining us this fortnight.

Jenn Bedient said...

Adorable card! Love the image and layout you have used. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a great day!

- Jenn DT

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our March Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon! Thanks for using a Bugaboo Image!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Such a cute card! Love the bright colours and that fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at Sincerely Yours, Judith xx

Unknown said...

Very pretty! Love the image and your coloring!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
Michelle, dt member

TannyP said...

I'm such a sucker for dimension and you've nailed it! Truly shows why you're copic certified....I couldn't color my way out of a paper box, but you've done a marvelous job! Thanks very much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our GREEN with Envy Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the embellishments.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog

Moira DT

Crafty Cath said...

Katie this is stunning! I love all the must have taken you hours with all that dimension but it certaintly was worth it...the card looks gorgeous with those sweet little critters popping off the page. And this is perfect for the Oozak Spring challenge. So glad you could join us. Cath DT

Helen said...

Super cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Birds' challenge.

Hugs Helen DT xx

Unknown said...

So cute!!! Adorable and lovely designs. I was actually looking for inspiration for this year's easter card and this gave me sorts of ideas. Thank you, dear!

Hugs xxx Michelle
Happy Easter wishes