Sunday, June 22, 2014

PIO #25 Kawaii/Cute

This week at Pile it On we're going cute.  The PIO Challenge #25 is Kawaii/Cute.  Our Sponsor is Oddball Art by Lizzy Love and he is generously offering the winner of the challenge three digital stamps.

The design team were given a choice from four images.  I picked the "Kawaii clouds" because I enjoy playing with mixed patterns and the clouds were just so cute.   The idea of every cloud has a silver lining occurred to me while I was coloring the clouds so I grabbed a sheet of metal paper from a Little Bit of Dazzle for the background but went for the Peacock blue side so that it would fit in with the Color Throwdown's palette for this week.  I used copics to color all the clouds in the CTD;s palette and then fuzzy cut them.  That's a technique which can be either extremely stressful or very relaxing.  I usually enjoy it and today was one of those day.  Then I cut out a pierced fishtail flag and wrote my sentiment on it and popped it up on dimensionals.  The metallic sheet was embossed with a stamping up plate and for a little more fun SU candy dots were added as well as twine and an umbrella charm.

I received some sad news this week.  A very dear friend has some health issues and will be getting tests done on Monday.  She's had a tough time of it for the past couple months and given her family history I'm afraid she's scared to death of the news she will receive after the tests.  I made this card for her figuring that no matter what the results this is going to be sent to her.   It's not too frilly and neither is my friend, she appreciates hand crafted items but she isn't into lots of embellishments so I think this will suit her.

Here's the deets: 

stamp - ink - printer; fine point sharpie for sentiment paper - My Favorite Things "Primitive Cream" card stock; Bazzill "Stonehenge" card stock; Add A Little Dazzle "Perfect Peacock" Metal Sheet miscellaneous - Stampin' Up "Dots" Embossing plates and Regal Candy Dots; My Favorite Things "Pierced Fishtail Flags" die-namics; divine Twine; Umbrella charm

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #25 Kawaii/Cute
The Color Throwdown ctd297 - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, White
A Creative Need - June #20 - Anything Goes
Art By Miran #8 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #99 - Dots and/or Stripes
Left of Center #34 - Use Metal (charm and bg paper)
Sister Act #62 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls #20 - Anything Goes
CAS(E) This Sketch #81 - Sketch
Crafty Little Fairies June - Spots and Stripes
Crafty Ribbons #94 - Let's Go Spotty with Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals #125 - Emboss It
Scrapbooker PhD #12 - Add Texture
Penny's Paper Crafty #182 - Use Your Favorite Embellishment (charms)
Rhedd and Rosie #35 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight #25 - Anything Goes with a Twist, Get Sentimental
Loves Rubber Stamps #108 - Spots and Dots
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #218 - 3 or More Embellishments
Love to Create #120 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers #14 - Stamped Image
A Girl Who Crafts #1 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
Reves 2 Scrap - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmee #1 - Fussy Cutting (not prize eligible, must use KK for prize)

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.    The DT at Pile It On would love to see you enter our challenge so don't forget to link up your cute projects and combine them with at least one other challenge.  We'll be looking forward to seeing your work.


  1. So sweet! Really great card, thanks for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  2. Beautiful card, Chris! Love the darling clouds, the wonderful sentiment, and the fab bg paper! I do hope your friend hears good news!!!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. I love the dangling clouds good luck in agirlwhocrafts challenges

  4. Very pretty card, I love the clouds and the wonderful colour choice. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Thanks Chris for sharing your lovely card with Brown Sugar Challenge Blog this week.
    Kind regards,
    DT member at BSCB

  6. Fantastic card!! I love the clouds and colors! I'm sure your friend will love it too! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #125

  7. Totally adorable, Chris! I stinkin' LOVE those patterned clouds!

  8. Love those clouds and all the patterns....totally blend wonderfully! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  9. What a super cute design with all the it!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  10. Super cloud design love how all the patterns work together. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  11. Love the metal with all of the different patterns - very striking! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  12. Beautiful card. I love the colours - I hope your friend is OK. Thank you for sharing with us at Left of Center. xxx Keren

  13. Lovely colourful card, thanks for joining us at Crafty girls xxx

  14. A great card and wonderful colours, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, Blessings Hilde

  15. Definitely kawaii. Those clouds are adorable and I love the color scheme

  16. Lovely card, so pretty, thanks for playing along withus at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  17. What a fun card! I love all of the different patterns you used on the clouds! Thanks for entering the Add Texture Challenge by Scrapbooker PhD!

  18. Metal! So cool. Haven't ever tried something like that. So clever. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's texture challenge.

  19. Really pretty - looks like all the different types of weather we get on a typical Irish summers day :)
    Hope your friend gets some good news
    Thank you for entering the Sisters of Craft Challenge
    Pixie ( DT member )

  20. I love the clouds and patterns on this card! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes

  21. Oh what a cute card! Love the clouds and all the different patterns, love the metal backgrounds. I'm sure your friend will appreciate the gesture, best wishes to her no matter the outcome of the tests. Thank you for sharing this at Left of Center this fortnight! Remember we are going weekly from the 4th of July and if you'd like to join us as a guest DT, let me know! Mo dt coordinator xxx

  22. Such a fun card. Thanks for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  23. Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

  24. Hi thankyou for entering agirlwhocrafts first challenge
    you were a winner
    please check back to the blog to claim your prize

  25. This is fabulous Chris - I love your embossed background!
    Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge!
    Helen x

  26. Hi chris i would like to invite you into agirlwhocrafts DT
    please email if you are interested

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