Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lion or Lamb? (PIO #9)

This is my very first post for the Pile It On Challenge Blog! Oh my, am I excited. One of you out there (and I won't name names...) has even called me the "challenge queen". Guess the pressure to live up to that name is on now. :)

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Jellypark and they are giving our winner a choice of two digital stamps. WOW! 

Thank you so much for sponsoring us!  

I created two cards for this challenge because I just have a hard time making choices about which image I want to use. So I did both. :)

Lion - Bold & Bright

I made the chevron background from MFT die and used most of the colors in Stampin' Up's 'Bold Brights' collection to fill in. Tempting Turquoise is my circle mat and my card base. I colored up Jelly Park's image with my Prismacolor pencils. The jumbo rickrack is from Tuesday Morning and super old, even though this is the first time I have used it. I'm so bad like that.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CAS: Colour and Sketch #63
Creative Card Crew #56 - Get Well
Sweet Stamps #158 - Favorite color(s) (If you ask my kids what my favorite color is, they'll say the rainbow!)
The Squirrel and the Fox #64 - Something Spooled (That jumbo rickrack.)
The Card Concept #4 - Use a Floral Theme
Crafting From the Heart #7 - Anything Goes/Use Flowers

Lamb - Sweet & Soft

I colored up my Jelly Park image with my Prismacolor pencils and mounted her on Going Gray SU cardstock. After I embossed the Pretty in Pink mat with my harlequin Cuttlebug folder, I added the little hearts (from this card). I thought that I would add Stickles but I started to and it wasn't looking right so I wiped it off. May try again later with a different color but just not feeling it at the moment. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes. The 'velvet' ribbon is American Crafts that I got at Tuesday Morning a couple months ago.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch #66
Cute Card Thursday #310 - Springtime
Crafting By Designs - Spring Colors
Delightful Sketches - Keep It Simple 
Addicted to Stamps #84 - CAS
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #184 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant #239 - Pink
Love to Create #104 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

Thanks again, Jellypark!!


  1. Wow, I am just blown away by these cards! What fabulous uses of the Jellypark images. Your pencil coloring is so great. I adore the chevron background; absolutely worth the work! The Easter card is so that embossed background. We're so happy to have you as a part of the Pile It On DT! Best, CG

  2. fabulous floral card hun ty so much for playing along at CFTH hope to see you again next week x

  3. Awesome set of cards! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  4. Great cards, love the chevron background!! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  5. Fabulous cards! love the bunny! Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes with Love to Create this week! mo x

  6. I just LOVE your cards! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen one of your creations as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

  7. Love the rainbows - I NEED that die!
    Rosey x

  8. I love your bright and cheerful card Alycia!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  9. Your cards are fabulous! I love the amazing colours you've used and your pots of flowers is so much fun! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  10. Your flowers are so cheerful I just love them, and the wavy accent behind them is fun too! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  11. Both cards are awesome! Lovin' that bunny card :) Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxoxo

  12. You have two really nice cards here! I like how you've pieced together the colorful background for the first card. Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches.

  13. Love your bright and colorful rainbow card…your soft and gentle bunny is adorable too. Thanks for sharing your sweet creations with us at for our Favorite Color challenge! Be sure to join us again as we begin our new challenge on Tuesday!

  14. Both cards are adorable! I'm always quite partial to a rainbow :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  15. This is such a fun Easter Card, it made me giggle. Love your flowers too. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  16. Both cards are just wonderful! I must admit though that the cute little bunny stole my heart right away :o). Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

    PS thanks for dropping by my blog recently. The stamp I used on my ATCAS card is from Stampin Up and is called Two by Two.

  17. A very cute bunny :D
    Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.
    Riette, DT.

  18. Lovely card with beautiful bright colors. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew
    Big hug, Yvonne

  19. You are defo a challenge queen, but more importantly, you are a queen of impeccably-made, happy, happy cards!! Thank you for all the inspiration, Alycia!! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Wonderful card, love the image and texture. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our Get Well challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  21. Très jolie carte ! J'aime le fait que ce soit ultra coloré !
    Merci pour ta participation au creative card crew challenge

  22. Adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew.


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