Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hey There, Sunshine!

I stumbled across the Pile It On challenge the other day and decided to give a shot. The concept behind Pile It On is to incorporate their challenge with as many other current challenges as you'd like.

This week you had to use at least 3 embellishments--I used flowers, some AC flair, chipboard, and a rhinestone. I combined it with Cuttlebug Challenge #39--to use woodsy animals, natural elements and the colors orange, green, & blue. I used this Sassafras deer paper that I won from Moxie Fab World, embossed the green strip with my distressed stripes folder to mimic the texture of tree branches, and added the bird & flowers. Finally, I used this week's CPS sketch for my layout.

I'm not loving this card...hubby's only comment was, "It's busy." Ouch. Perhaps I should stick to one challenge at a time?

Paper: Kraft, Sassafras Lass, BasicGrey, & SU dp

Accessories: Cuttlebug distressed stripes, flowers (Prima), chipboard (Making Memories), rhinestone (Me & My Big Ideas), flair (American Crafts)

54 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

This is really neat. I so love the colors and great use of that CPS sketch.

Pat said...

Great colours. This is so summery and lovely!
love the little bird, it's so cute.
Hugs xx
Pat

Cassie said...

sometimes busy is a good thing! i think it's a true feat when you can combine so many challenges into one!!
thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge - i love the way you used the colors and the smidge of embossing to mimic tree branches - so smart!
good luck with the giveaway!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

yyam said...

It's lovely, not busy at all. :)

Kary Sol said...

Great card! Love this paper. It has turned out very cheerfully!!!
Fantastic!

Becky said...

Big, Bright, and beautiful, great dp.

Ingrid said...

Ann, your card is gorgeous....as always. Thanks for playing along with us over at the CBC blog.

~*Joni said...

I just found PIO too - awesome site! This card is so pretty with all the happy colors. :D Love the embelli too - that orange flower makes me happy. ;)

mommyabbytommy said...

Love the colors on the card! Nice work.

Susan Raihala said...

Yes, it's busy, but it's also balanced...an amazing achievement with so much color and strong pattern, and so many elements! What a cheerful card that made me smile when I saw it!

Penny said...

Love this card. the colors are great.

~amy~ said...

seriously? I love this card too Ann!!! Don't listen to the hubby...pah-shaw...

Beth said...

Ann I don't think this is busy at all love love love it the colors are gorgeous together as is that beautiful flower great job on our challenge this week hope to see you again next week at CBC
Hugs
Beth
PS thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment.

JanJ said...

Well I love it,yes it is busy but I think it works, it's really bright and cheery.

Jan x

Jackie said...

I think it's a nice card Ann! I like the bright colors you used!!

Heather P. said...

This is fabulous! Love the cheerful, summer colors. :)

Becky Carafa said...

I love the bright colors! So fun!

Ольга said...

Wel, I wos right, this card beautiful too. Especially I love this color combine, so bright and fresh!

AUsome mom said...

OH, I LOVE these colors! Beautiful card Ann!

Tina said...

OMG!!! I SO love this card, Ann!!! It's GORGEOUS.

Beth said...

another summer looking card..I love the colors of this one too!

lauren said...

by "BUSY" i'm assuming said hubby meant, "bright, vibrant and full of irrepressible joie de vivre"??!?! (AND HE'S *absolutely* RIGHT!!!!!) :)

Jackie G said...

Oh Ann....this is simply gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVe it!!
Wonderful job!!
Thanks for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge!!
**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Ori said...

it's a bit off the topic, but I like how you explain the design, so a newbie like me can learn easier. It;s not busy, but probably it's not as calm as your other designs?

Michelle said...

this bis truly a lovely card! TFS and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!
michelle.
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

cricketeew said...

Very cheery !I sill need to use my flair! Good idea to put it in the middle of a flower! I may just have to do that!

Regan said...

its gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

no, no, no I like it! Not busy--well, but in a good way, cheerful, fun busy! And I like the card with the silver tissue paper flower----awesome!!! I love it!

raindropecho said...

Love those bright colors! The flower sun really looks fabulous...very creative! Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile it On!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Such a happy card! Love the colors and accents. Thanks for joining in at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

Juanita said...

I think it is a bright version of scrappy chic. I like it.

Hanneke said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for playing along with us!

Hanneke,
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Heidi Van Laar said...

This darling Ann! Not too busy at all! I esp. love that flower with the flair center!

(-: Heidi

PaperCrafty said...

Great card Ann! I love the orange & teal combo against the kraft.

Maggie said...

luv the colours and the card :)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Ewonne said...

Love your take on the challenge! It's such a cute card ♥♥
//Ewonne
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

StampinCathy said...

What a fun and bright card. Fabulous take on this challenge.

Terrie B x said...

Completly *love* your beautiful card Anne...love the use of colour..
You are a beautiful creator:)
`Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Nancy L. said...

Great card!

Shantaie said...

your card is so fresh and happy I love it!! thanks so much for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Belinda said...

Super fun!

Lisa Graves said...

I think it's a cute card. What do men know anyway? :-)

stamprgrl said...

Ann,
busy is a good thing on this instance! I like the vibrant colors!

Thanks for Playing with us @ Pile It On!

-- dalis

Rosemary said...

Guys aren't always right..lol..I love you card and don't think it's busy at all!!.. Love the paper and your flower!!..thank you for taking the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

Lyn S said...

Love the bright, cheerful colours Ann!

Maureen said...

Fabulous card - I really love the flair on the flower - so pretty! And I don't think it's busy at all - it's just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

Amy Schultz said...

Im lovin the color combo you used! Great card!

Amy --Pile It On DT

craftypagan said...

I love the bright summery colours. That flower is a perfect touch. Hope to see you again next week at pile it on! Hugs Rowena- Pile it on dt

Vickilyn said...

Beautifully done! glad you found us!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! this week! Can't wait to see what you create for us in the future!

~Vicki
PIO Owner

Terri E. said...

This was a fun and interesting card to watch. Way to rock the CPS sketch this week.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning! What a great layout. LOVE how you used the colours. Thanks for playing along with the Cuttlebug Challenge so I could get a look at your gorgeous creation! :O)

June Houck said...

Wonderful and darling project! Good luck with the challenge :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Deanna said...

Haha duh, you had already found it! tee hee! I knew you would rock it! Gorge!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my word!! This is fantabulous!! You rocked the colors and your little bird with the big, bright flower is adorable!! Well done!