Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pile it on with the Crafty Hos and Paper Crafting World!

Most of my regular followers know I have incredibly long challenge lists and that I love combining challenges! I'm also on  a bunch of Design Teams, so I also often challenge myself to see how many of my DT Challenges I can combine on one card too! (FYI: I can't win those challenges.) What alot of people don't realize, is that I usually don't enter every challenge I have listed, and I doubt I win much more than the average either! If you read carefully - I always post that I "may have entered" the challenges. I simply enter challenges when I can, and list them all because I LOVE the challenge of it!

But why do I bother to still list challenges that I don't always have the time to enter? Wouldn't it be easier to do it differently? In a word? - YES! However, I do it as a way of thanking the sites owners and DTs for their hard work! I hope that it brings some attention and web traffic to some of the fantastic stamps and challenge blogs out there. So keep up the hard work! In the meantime, I'll be out here in cyberspace trollin'  for ya'll!

I do my best to remember the rules for each, but I'm only human! Not only don't I remember everything (don't tell my kid that!), I'm also reading so quickly - I miss certain requirements sometimes! But please don't throw any rotten tomatoes! ;) If you are so inclined, feel free to mention it in the comments section, and I'll try my best to make a note of it, and/or answer your queries.

...AND NOW...Back to 'work'! :)

This weeks Pile it On Challenge is being sponsored this week by Paper Crafting World. They generously provided the PIO DT with the sweet bear image I've used below as well as some others. Each bear is holding a half of the heart, which is so cute as a motiv for the coming holiday! The challenge this week is a nice and easy one - use PLAID - which I paperpieced onto the bears jumpers. To play along with us, head over to the Pile it On Challenge Blog and link up your own creations!

The Crafty Hos also have a new challenge up today, courtesy of our own incredibly talented, Tammy Miller! You can choose to do the color challenge, or the sketch challenge, or BOTH of them as I've done below! How cool is that!? We can't wait to see what you create! Check out the challenge and link up your cards and papercraft creations at The Crafty Ho Challenge Blog.

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Pile It On! - I'm loving plaid (PIO DT) 
Crafty Hos - Sketch/Color Challenge (HO DT)
Crafty Emmas - Cute and Cuddly
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Hearts
Polkadoodle - That's Amore*
C.R.A.F.T. (Trimmies) - Valentines
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Valentines
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday - Love is in the Air
Little Claires - Anything Goes *
Crafty Ann's - Love is all around
CCEE Stampers - Embossing
The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Valentines Day/Romance
Dutch Dare - Love
Crafty Sentiments - Valentines/Love
Delicious Doodles - Valentines
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts and Flowers
Everybody Art - Valentine's
Crafty Calendar - Love
For Fun - Hearts
Stampin' for the Weekend - St. Valentines *
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts
Stamp Man - Hearts
Stampin' with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Cut it Out (Paper Piecing)
Delightful Sketches - Get Punchy
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon (2 of 3)
Crafty Creations - Love
Papertake Weekly - Have a heart
Totally Gorjuss - Love
Annabelle Stamps - Polka Dots
AIFactory - Valentines/Love (AIF DT)
Cardmad Fairy's/Do it with Digis - Romance
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentines
Creative Card Crew - For a loved one
Ellephantastic - Distressing with a love theme (Limit 1 Entry)
Incy Wincy - Love
Scrap Creations - Animal Antics
PaperPlay - Hearts and Flowers
Creative Stamp Friends - Valentines
Corrosive Challenge (#101) - Buttons
Tuesday Throwdown - Buttons
Flourishes - Buttons

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's see some love
Stamp with Fun - Love
Totally Gorjuss - Love
Crafty Catz Weekly - Valentine/love
Stamp Something - Something for your Valentine
Crazy4Challenges - Hearts
Inspiration Avenue - Furry
Lexis Creations - bears

Catch the Bug - Fancy Folds (Bugaboo Stamps DT)
Teddy-stampers - love bears
One stop craft - love
Karber Monthly - Love/Friendship

Mami Doodles - flowers
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Recycling (brown paper is the envelope!)
Pink Elephant - Valentines
Scrapbook Sisters - Valentines

Phindy's Place - spring
Sew Many Challenges - #43 Valentines
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Valentines/Love theme
Easy Craft Projects - love
Fun with Shapes and More - A Heart and a Diecut
Aud Sentiments - Corny Valentines sentiment (AUD Sentiments DT)
Rainbow Lady's - It's all about Love
Paper-Crafting Journey - Love is in the Air*
The Rubber Cafe - Paper Piecing
The Pixie Cottage - Ribbon
Scrapbook Sisters - My Valentine
Digistamps4Joy - Flower Power
A Spoonfull of Sugar  - Lets see some Love*
Southern Girls - Blue and Chocolate
Fab n Funky - Texture 

Crazy Amigos - Valentines
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentines (2 of 3)
Stamping Vacation - Lotsa Paper (Brown Paper looks like Tweed or Knit Fabric)
Stamping Vacation - Occasion Oasis (Valentines Day)
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 for Feb. (Blue Ribbon, Border Punch, Anything Black-Markers!)
Stamping Vacation - Extra Extra (Sweethearts)
Stamping Vacation - Get the Music in You (Love of my Life)
Stamping Vacation - Name that Card (You're in my Heart)
Etsy Inspired by THIS from Glowgirl (the colors)
Creative Cowgirls - Valentines/Love is in the Air
Sparkle Forum Challenges - Valentines
Creatalicious - Ribbon + a love theme
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All!*
Paper Cupcakes/ Magical Monday - Recipe (3 Flowers+lace/ribbon, pearls/gems, a diecut)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Embossing
Quirky Crafts - Recycled Romance (brown paper is the envelope!)

Scrappy Frogs - Love
OSAAT - Make it Pretty
Paper Sundaes -  Recipe (Pick 2 or more- Flowers, Distressing, Lace, Pink)*
Catered Crop - Recipe (FTR5)
Pattern Paper – geometric or repeating patterns (Plaid)
Stamps – a sentiment about love
Color Mediums – Copic markers, black ink
Tools – art sponges; square die cuts; embossing folders
Embellishments – ribbon, brads,
Techniques – sponging/distressing
Theme – love
OLLCB - For Someone Special (OLLCB DT)
Bee Crafty - Hearts
Digital Tuesday - Valentines
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
My Time to Craft - Hearts and Flowers
Crazy Challenge - Lots of love
Copics Creations - Cool
Critter Sketch - Critters
Wee Memories - Live/Laugh/Love theme

100 challenges!


  1. :) I love that you do this...I stalk you and find more to stalk. hehe. I read my blogger reader every morning like it is a newspaper. LOL! I appreciate all the info (and the hard work it must take) you have to share and your beautiful cards you create. :)
    ~Hugs, Terri

  2. Good grief, girl! Who needs Feline Playful, we can just come to your blog and find challenges, I swear you have them all! lol
    Cute card, thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's.

  3. Wow, 100 challenges! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  4. Very sweet card - love the paper piecing and the distressing. Terrific job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  5. Wow, wow, 100 challenges. That has to be an all-time record. Great job. Thanks for playing along with ours at Catered Crop. Your card is adorable.

  6. Adorable!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  7. I love browns and aqua/turquoise together! Great job with the recycling!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  8. Hi Scrappy, Such a cute card. I am a follower! I think it is wonderful that you enter all the challenges. I do too! I did a semi similar post after coming across a rather...snippy discussion about challenge participants LOL. I had some very nice feedback. I rarely win, but I love making new friends and seeing what everyone else is up to and just participating.

  9. So adorable, love all the blue and that image is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

  10. OMG! I think that is the most combined challenges ever! Cute card and image. Thanks for joining the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

  11. Ahhh they do look a little blue don't they, great card, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this fortnight!

  12. Love the image and colours in your card, really pretty border as well! Thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  13. What an absolutely stunning card. I am shocked and amazed that you managed to find 100 challenges to enter... wow! Where do you find the time girl??? Thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers and GOOD LUCK with all those challenges. hugs Sharon

  14. Hi, wow great job in entering your card into all these challenges, I love the colours you've used and the sentiment is very clever. Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month.


  15. Wow Scrappy!! 100!!! Woohoo!! woohoo!!
    Gorgeous card and I love the blue colour scheme.
    hank you for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw or shall i say, 100 draws ;o)) xx

  16. Hi there,
    That's a lovely image...they look so sad!
    Thanks for entering the Quirky Crafts Challenge.

  17. Wow! An incredible achievement just listing all those challenges!
    Very cute card - image, colours and layout!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

  18. Gorgeous card Scrappy - thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  19. Great card, thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic x

  20. Very cute card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  21. Very nice card! Love the image and all the elements that make this come together. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week. Hope to see you back soon.

    DT Member, Team 2

  22. Great colors and darling images. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  23. Wow! Great card and a great challenge list!!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man this fortnight.

  24. Really, really cute & the image is adorable! Thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!

  25. Nice card, Here is my list now LOL Thanks for playing on OSAAT, Crafty Sentiments, Ellephantastic and Rainbow Lady this week. I am one of the DT with Candy for OSAAT feel free to drop by my blog to add your name to it. Hazelxo

  26. Such a cute card you have made. Thanks for sharing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  27. A beautiful card. Nice colors and sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends.
    Nice greetings Claudia

  28. Great card!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty challenge at the One Stitch at a Time Birthday Bash and for joining the Hearts challenge at Crafty Cardmakers too.

  29. Oh Scrappy, This is adorable and I love the image! You are amazing... Thanks for joining us again this week at Pattie's Creations.

    Hugs ♥

  30. Love your sweet card! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at Papertakes Weekly Challenge.

    Come and visit me anytime!


  31. Sweet creation. Fabulous design and adorable stamp. You made a great job.
    Thanks so much for playing at DDCC this week.
    Hugs and much love, Lena

  32. Great card :) Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge.

  33. Such a lovely creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week ~Sr. DT member

  34. Lovely card again, unbelieveable how many challenges you are able to find every week, didn't know there were so many
    thanks for joining us again at the DYSU challenge this week

  35. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  36. super cute card. great digi
    thanks for playing along with Pattie's Creations this week and hope to see you again next week.. hugs Bev PC DT

  37. lovely card and really cute image, thanks for joining crafty catz

  38. Love your card! The colours are fab and the image is adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month for our "Love" challenge!

    Lynne x

  39. Super cute card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage, ASFOS, and PIO :)

  40. What an adorable card! I LOVE your image and sentiment and with your Blue flowers makes your card perfect, LOVE everything about your card, just adorable!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  41. Totally Gorjuss!! Thanks for playing with us this week!! Don't forget to check out my Blog Candy!!


  42. That textured bg is perfect to showcase those sweet little bears!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Challenge this week!!

  43. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  44. WOW, what a wonderful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends.

    Hugs Sebrina

  45. Hey :-) Thanks for one more beautiful entry at our DYSU ribbon challenge this week! Janna

  46. Cute card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  47. aww poor bears - so sad

    kitten DYSU team

  48. Thanks for mentioning the Rubber Cafe's paper piecing challenge. I hope you'll be able to join us for the next one which will be posted on Thursday!


  49. Soooo cute! Thank you for playing along at Sew Many Challenges this week!

  50. Such an adorable couple of bears!!
    Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  51. Cute card. Love the punched edges. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  52. This is super cute, thanks for playing along at For Fun but please remember to only combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 others.

    Meera x

  53. lovely cute card, so glad you joined our challenge at CRAFTYCAZ and C.R.A.F.T this week, x Carol

  54. Another great card hun and I always like seeing them :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple frog and Good luck.


    Amy xx

  55. cute image and card, love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  56. Hi Scrappy, I must admit (whisper) I stalk you too! It does save time!! Lovely card, but you don't tell us what's recycled, I'm hoping it's the embossed bit of paper paper?!?! Please tell us thank you!! Thank you for joining Quirky's Recycled Romance and don't for get to pop back on Friday/Saturday 25/26th Feb to vote for your favourite and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you! (phew!)


  57. Hello there! The buttons in the corners are so sweet, and add a little extra detail. Thanks for joining us at OCC!

  58. Lyn I went over and explained in the Quirky Crafts comments and corrected it here too! :) Thanks for the imput! MWAH!

  59. Oh, so sweet!! Love the motiv.

    Thanks for joining Creative Stamp Friends :)

  60. Wow 100 challenges, incredible! Sweet card, a lovely entry. Thanks for playing along with us at Etsy Inspired this week!

  61. I've seen a lot of challenges linked to a card before but never 100! Are they all from this week/current? thanks for playing the OCC this week.

  62. Cute! Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge :-) Kate

  63. How sweet! Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  64. Super cute card Scrappy, love that bear image!Thanks for sharing your pretty creation with us at the One stitch at a Time birthday party and for showing us your bears at Lexi's! Love Jacky x

  65. that's a lot of challenges, thanks for including the stampotique challenge.

  66. Thanks for for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week!
    Love JenLee
    Design Team 2 Lead

  67. Cute card! Thanks for clarifying about the recycled paper and for joining us at Quirky Crafts!

  68. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
    Sarah xx :0)

  69. Sooo cute! Love your paper piecing.
    Thanks for playing at Southern Girls! Viv :)

  70. Love the colours on this one. Thanks again for joining us at CES!

  71. Sweet card thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!

  72. Very cute! Thanks for playing along at Our Creative Corner, we love seeing your work!

  73. Cute card, Thanks for taking part in this months Ellephantastic Challenge and best of luck!
    Elle DT

  74. Just brilliant! Thankyou for sharing this with the Southern Girls,have a great weekend,Julie.x

  75. Love this card! Thanks for joining the OSAAT Challenge! Please check out the current challenge posted today!

  76. Very cute card. Thanks you so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again at the next challenge.
    Hugz xxx

  77. another great valentine themed card. love it. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  78. I love your card! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls for our Blue and Chocolate challenge. That sure is a long list of challenges!!
    Alicia xx

  79. Well, 100 challenges. What can I say? Thanks for making Crafty Ann's be one of them!!! You have made a lovely card. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  80. Hi, I just wanted to let you know you won a prize in our February challenge over at Ellephantastic Challenges. Please email me with your choice of 4 images from my shop x