Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pile it On - Welcome 2010

From pile it on

This week I had the great good fortune to be asked to join the Pile It On Challenge Blog design team and I'm excited to pariticipate in my first challenge with the team. It's a weekly challenge, but the DT is split into two teams and each team does a challenge every other Sunday. I'm starting this week and the challenge is Welcome 2010. That didn't really excite me at first. I'm so over New Year's and thought most of the New Year's challenges have run their course and thus wouldn't find many challenges to join. And I've never been into sending New Year's cards so I just wasn't red hot about the theme. But I decided to make the best of it and dove in wholeheartedly. And I'm glad I did because I am really thrilled with the way this card came out. An you know what? Now I'm sold on New Year's cards - LOL. It was fun!

I think it's the color combo that really makes the card. Charisma Cardz has a color challenge - pink, brown, cream and toffee that I thought matched up great with the vintage image I selected. I started with the image and this beautiful DP Bella Birds from SU. I thought it looked great with silver accents and found a challenge calling for metal. There were several other challenges calling for bling or glitter - hey, that's not a hardship, right? I didn't have any flowers the right color so I made my own out of the same sheet of DP so they all match. So what do you think of this one?

I hope you will stop by Pile It On this week to see what they rest of the DT girls have going on. And while you are at it, grab some other challenges and Pile It On!!

Card Receipe

Stamps/Images: Clock from SU's It's About Time, calendar from Designer Digitals, vintage image from Shabby Chic Papirskatter

Paper: SU Bella Birds, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel

Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa, some images printed on printer

Accessories: Spellbinder Fancy Tags and Circles dies, Martha Stewart border bunch, Creative Memories heart maker to make flowers, Silver EP, chunky glitter from Jo-An's, silver bead caps, clear rhinestones, silver cord, pinking shears, sewing machine, Cuttlebug

Challenges Piled On

50 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

Whoa!! This could be my fav card of ALL TIME..No kidding..It is soooo cool!

Beryl said...

This is wonderful. I love all the elements, different layers, colours and textures. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Liz said...

wow thats lovely

Thanks for joining Incy Wincy this week

Liz said...

Wonderful card love all the elements Thanks fopr playing along with Paperplay this week

Liz x

Allison said...

this is sooo pretty
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Sally said...

Stunning card. Love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Chris said...

Awesome card Linda!

Sue C said...

Wow Linda, this is gorgeous! I love the way you keep so much detail in all of the layers. Sue C x

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely fabulous card, you've really made all the elements work together beautifully. Thank you for entering it into Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Nancy said...

Absolutely spectacular!! I love everything about your creation! Thanks for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!

Julie said...

Perfectly fabulous, Linda! I love all the vintagey layers, the glitter--just everything! SO glad you did it...even though you weren't inspired at first, those muses of your's sure kicked in! Gorgeous job!

Danni said...

Wow, very nice!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

starcyl said...

Simply stunning.
Thanks for joining in with CACB.
Jenny x

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Julie M said...

Wow, Linda - this is fab. Love all the detail and layering - it's perfect.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Deanna said...

Stunning ~
Dee

Cheryl said...

wow wow really love this its well blown me away hun love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kelly said...

I LOVE your card!! I first saw it on the PIO site and just fell over with the details you put into this card! my fave is the embossing on the clock!

thanks for playing with charisma cardz!

Fern said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the vintage feel of it and that sentiment is something we all need to live by!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!! :o)

Kimberly S said...

So pretty! Love that vintage look. Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Rosanne said...

Terrific card Linda!

Tracey said...

absolutely stunning! this is a beautiful card! i love the vintage look of it! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!
~tracey

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow this is just gorgeous!

Digi Kitty said...

Linda--this is breath-taking, I wasn't expecting to see anything like this when I clicked over on your blog! WOW
This looks like it should be framed and posted in a Somerset magazine! GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
www.thedigikitty.blogspot.com
www.thedigikitty.com
Join us for DIGI STAMP FUN!!

Maylee said...

Absolutely stunning!

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Jennifer said...

Welcome again to PIO. Glad to be a designer with you! What a beautiful card! So much detail. Can't wait to see what else you create!

Jen

jdmommy said...

I love the vintage everything!!! This card is just amazing. Thanks for adding the clear rhinestone and joining us in the Belli Challenge this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is totally awesome the layers the different elements it is fantastic thank you for sharing this creation with us at Crafty Ann's.

Hugs
Lorraine x

cjsmom said...

what a fab vintage card! i love the flowers!

Nancy said...

OH this is gorgeous, Linda:O) Love all the fab details, beautiful colours, great design.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Absolutely stunning! Congrats on your DT position at Pile it On! :) Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls stitching challenge! I hope you join us Saturday for a fun color challenge!

Karen said...

Your card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at YNS.
Hugs
Karen
xx

Liz Williams said...

Love all the fun elements of this card. Vintage and chic are two of my favorites. Thanks for sharing in the Belli challenge.

Holly said...

This is beautiful!!!!!! LOVE that chunky glitter around the clock! Thanks so much for playing in our Belli Challenge!

Chrissie said...

What a stunning card Linda, I LOVE it!
Your colour scheme is just perfect for this vintage collage look.
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's

Christine said...

Stunning card my fav colour combo you are right to be very pleased with it..thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy challenge.

Hugs Christine xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, I'm not surprised you are pleased with it.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Jennifer said...

Your card is amazing! Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.

Jacki Randolph said...

Such a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Maria Levine said...

WOW! This card is amazing! AND WOW for piling it on! Fabulous job, everything about it.

Thanks for playing along with JUGS

Juanita said...

Wow this is stunning, love your flowers.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Mary said...

Hello, this is my first visit to your site. WONDERFUL pieces of art. Very, Very nice. I'm glad I found you!

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful card. Love the Vintage and all of your details and embellishments.

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Deirdre said...

Amazing card - real vintage look and feel to it. Great details.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Mummylade said...

Stunning work! Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this time and good luck!

raindropecho said...

Wow, STUNNING!! So glad to have you on board, Linda. This is just AMAZING!

Tracey said...

man, i swear i commented here already! apparently i didn't! lol! anyways...this card is amazing! i just love the vintage appeal of it...and the flowers are gorgeous! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week, sorry i didn't comment earlier!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for joining the Belli Challenge!

Justine said...

I signed on to FOLLOW you!!! Where have I been? Your cards amaze and INSPIRE me.

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