Saturday, May 29, 2010

KLSNS #32..Kelly's May Flowers & Sketch Challenge!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

This weeks KLSNS Challenge is almost like two in one. You have to make a card according to this beautiful sketch designed by our very own Kelly and she wants to see those May Flowers. Now how fun is that and who doesn't love to embellish their cards with flowers?!

While studying at my image (Dragon Flower by Stampavie), an image of Barney, the purple dinosaur popped into my head and I couldn't help myself ....Dragon Flower had to be purple! *lol* For more fabulous KLSNS DT inspiration and the official challenge rules, please click here.

card details...
stamp..Stampavie's Dragon Flower, sentiment Little Yellow Bicycle peel off, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP DCWV, inks Copic Markers, ribbon, felt flowers, half pearls and Stickles

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We hope that you have lots of fun with the challenge and can't wait to see your cards! Have a beautiful and safe Memorial Day weekend!
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Pixie Cottage #20...Guest Sketch or Tag Challenge

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

Well I guess I better come out of hiding and join the human race again. I've been one "sick sista" this past week but I guess I'm on the road to recovering and it is about time too! This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is another fun one. You can either make a card according to the sketch designed by the talented Bev Rochester or you can make a card that features a tag or pocket.

Because my hands are swollen, I kept it simple and used this new image by our very own talented artist ArTish (May I Have This Dance). What I like about this image is that it is easy to color and beautiful as well.

To see more inspirational design team cards and for the official challenge rules, please click here.

card details
stamp...The Pixie Cottage (May I Have This Dance), c/s Bazzill and PTI, the design paper came from a scrapbook kit that I have had forever and it doesn't have a name of the manufacturer. inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black, tools Nesties flower petal dies and Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot embossing folder, Embellishments Extra fine glitter, half pearls, ribbon and flowers

Have a beautiful day, enjoy the sunshine and try to stay cool!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pixie Cottage #19...Paper Tole or sketch

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is an interesting one for sure. You have a choice of making a card according to the sketch designed by our very own DT member Pam, or you can Paper Tole your images. I'm sure that some of you are asking yourself "what does Paper Tole mean"? Paper Tole is a fancy word to 3D your image(s), you can either 3D the entire image or parts that you want to stand out.

For this weeks challenge, I only gave dimension to the flower bouquet that my image is holding. This is a new stamp by The Pixie Cottage's new artist Di Carubia and the name is of stamp is Bunny With Roses. I stamped the bouquet portion three times and colored and cut out portions that I wanted for dimension. After that, I simply layered with tiny pop dots and added Stickles for more dimension.

For more Paper Tole inspiration and the rules of the challenge, please click here.

card details...
stamp The Pixie Cottage (Bunny With Roses), sentiment Lockhart Stamp Co., card stock Bazzill and PTI, design paper Yellow Bicycle (Daisy Days), inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers, tools ..Nesties lg. circle die, window and tag punches by SU, leaf punch by MS, embellishments ribbon,flowers, half pearls and Stickles.

My card meets the following challenge requirements.....

Clearly I Stamp - Flowers
Praire Fairy - Flowers
Our Daily Bread - Flowers
Meljens - Flowers and Blooms
Pollycraft - Summer Blooms
Crafty Catz - Petals and Pearls
Paper Take Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Twisted Thursday - Ribbon
Pixie Dust - Cut It Out
Your Next Stamp - Cut It Out and Pop It Up
Doodle Palace - Pop It Up

Well I have to get ready for my doctors appointment. Lately I haven't been feeling all that great and my body needs some help! I think that I'm pre-menopausal or something but I know that I feel crappy and I just wish that this feeling would go away!!! At any rate, have a great day everyone and enjoy the sunshine. Smiley from


Saturday, May 15, 2010

KLSNS #28 Let's Show Our Animal Friends some ♥!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today's KLSNS Challenge is a super fun one...we want you to create a card that features our delightful animal friends. Your card can be cuddly and cute, whimsical or funny ....simply make a card that features a member from the animal kingdom!

I chose this adorable monkey from C.C. Designs Stamp "Sweet Treats" for the challenge and based my layout from this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch. I really like this layout from MM and will definitely use it again!

As with all of our challenges, you aren't required to use KLSNS Stamps, but if you have any of the stamps that are sold at the KLSNS on-line store, feel free to use them. All challenge cards are to be linked to the KLSNS Blog and the deadline is next Friday, May 21st at 12 midnight est. For more DT inspiration and the official KLSNS rules, please click here!

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card details......
stamp and sentiment...C.C. Designs (Sweet Treats), c/s PTI and Bazzill, design paper Cosmo Crickett , inks Memmento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers, I airbrushed the sky background for dimension. Embellishments ribbon, Stickles, sm. edged scallop scissors and a button. Tools used...Nesties lg. rectangle die and MS scallop edged border punch.

My card meets the following blog challenge requirements....

Midnight Madness.....Sketch Challenge

Pile It On.... Cute & Cuddly Friends

Have a beautiful and safe weekend and have fun with the challenge! We can't wait to see your creations!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May All Of Your Wishes Come True!

Hello Everyone,

I can't believe how fast the time has flown by today! I've been crafting away in the basement all day and when I happened to glance at the clock it was after 2 pm! Whew!!!

I made this card to accommodate a few blog challenges that I am quite fond of. The challenges range from color combination's ( pink,orange,green and yellow) to sparkle, ribbon and dimension. My image is the adorable Wild Flower Patch Kids (Flower Fairy Daisy). Fairy Daisy is colored in with Copic Markers and her wings are embellished with extra fine glitter. After I finished coloring her, I trimmed away my image and propped her with pop dots onto the Nestie's oval die. Since Fairy Daisy is a "fairy" I think that I can get away with her sitting in the air! *lol* The flowery patterned design paper is by Imaginisce (Lucy Bird) and it also captures the colors pink,green, orange and yellow. The sentiment is from Whiff Of Joy and other embellisments are a button, ribbon and half pearls. Tools used were my Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder and my Nesties dies.

Card Challenges...
Wild Flower Patch Kids....Ribbon,Sparkle and Dimension
Cute Card Thursday......Special Friend (best of wishes)
Pixie Dust Studio....Cut it Out!
Hope Stamps Eternal....Color Combo Pink,Orange,White and Green
Sweet Stampin Challenge....Color Challenge...Yellow,Green, Orange and Pink

Have a beautiful and safe weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today's Forecast....Sunny and Sweet!

Hello Everyone,
In the event the weather is yucky, cloudy and stormy in your area, here's is little sunshine to help brighten your day! Smiley from

While looking for different challenges on The Daily Dare, I found a few challenges that I could not resist. The challenge at The Pink Elephant is to make a card with the color Yellow, buttons and design paper. The challenge at A Crafty Little Place (formally DCRUS) is a sketch and the challenge at Papertake Weekly is to make something Shiny, Sparkly and Special.

Lolli Anya is colored in with Copic Markers and I lightly airbrushed the background. The card stocks are Papertrey Ink and Bazzill. The design papers and corner punch are by SU. The embellishments are flowers, buttons,half pearls and Stickles. The sentiment was cut out from a piece of scrap paper.

My card also meets the challenge requirements of the following blogs.....
Cupcake Craft Challenges.....Buttons
The Pink Elephant.....Yellow, design paper and buttons
The Crafty Pad......Use any type of punch on card
A Crafty Little Place.....Sketch

Have a beautiful day and I truly hope that it is sunnySmiley from in your area! Here in Michigan, it is supposed to rain all day. *deep sigh* Smiley from

Smiley from

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pixie Cottage #18 Sketch or Vintage/Distressing Challenge

Hello Everyone,
I think that I can safely say that all is almost 100 % normal around here again. My MIL should be released from the rehab facility Friday and my BF is feeling a lot better as well. When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a nurse but changed my mind when I was in high school because I didn't like chemistry. However, when I think about it, I would have made a great least that is what everyone tells me☺ At any rate, I have missed my crafting room the past couple of weeks and I'm more than anxious to just sit back ...relax and create!

This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is to make a vintage/distressed style card or you can make a card designed by our guest, the talented Suzanne Dean!

My card is based off of the vintage/distressing theme and I have to admit that this challenge was a tough one for me. I am such a fan of vintage and distressed cards but I can't seem to make it work for me. At any rate, I had fun with the challenge and look forward to seeing what you all do with the challenge!

One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.
Winners will be announced on the Friday following the end of the challenge. For more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration and the rules of the challenge, please click here.

card details....
Stamp designed by The Pixie Cottage's new artist Di Carubia (Baby Maisy).
Sentiment My Favorite Things... Card Stocks PTI and Bazzill.....Design Paper Graphic 45...Inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers...Background was airbrushed for vintage effect....Embellishments ribbon, fabric flowers, paper doily, Nesties lg. circle and scalloped circle dies, Stickles and half pearls.

I also want to thank all of you for your kind comments and support, you guys are the best!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

KLSNS #28 123 Challenge!

Hello And Happy Saturday!

Welcome to another fun challenge this week at KL Stampin N Scrappin!

Today's Challenge: A Recipe or 1-2-3 Challenge
Use the following: 1 Ribbon
2 different patterned papers/designer papers
3 embellishments

Your Deadline: You must upload your card or creation to the KLSNS Blog and link it to Mister Linky by Friday,May 14th at 12 midnight EST
For more KLSNS DT inspiration, please click here.

My image is by Dustin Pike (Alien Intrigue) and I had the hardest time with this little guys eyes! Should his eyes be open or closed...either way, I think it's up to the designer and I left his eyes open. My design paper is double sided paper by TPI and I simply used the opposite side as my second design paper. Since this is a card for a male, I added just a piece of ribbon and some buttons as my embellishments. The sentiment is from a digi download package of Alice in Wonderland Sentiments.

card details.....
stamp H.H. Alien Intrigue, sentiment is a digi download, c/s Bazzill and PTI, design paper TPI, inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black. Embellishments ribbon and used Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder and a stapler.

Have a wonderful day and beautiful Mother's Day! Smiley from My MIL has been moved to a different hospital facility for rehabilitation and she hates it! I feel so sorry for her but she's having problems walking and she needs to regain her strength. Thanks for all of your comments and thanks so much for stopping by!

Big Hugs

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pixie Cottage #17 Sketch or Make Your Own Charm Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,
Once again I have to apologize for my disappearing act but lately I have been dealing with some major "Life Events". My MIL had a heart attack early last week and we have been back and forth to the hospital on a daily basis. My husband visits his mom everyday, and when he stopped by to see her, he found her on the floor and called an ambulance right away. She is 91 yrs. old but she is a fighter and although she is going to need a lot of family support, hopefully she will be released from the hospital soon. On top of that, my best friends husband died of a heart attack in his sleep last week and that was a total shocker! He was so young! As I sit here typing, I'm still in shock but I know that God has his reasons and I try not to question him.

In the event you aren't familiar with The Pixie Cottage Challenges, we are trying something new this round. You have a choice, you can either make a card according to the sketch or make a card that supports the theme. This weeks theme is to make your own charm. If you aren't crazy about the theme, you can choose to design your card on this sketch by our guest designer Rowena from Crafty Pagan Designs.

My image is designed by the super talented ArTish and the name of the stamp is Waking Up To Spring. My image is colored in with Copic Markers and I airbrushed the background skies. To created the clouds, I held a scalloped shaped oval die cut in one hand and while airbrushing, I would randomly move the die cut around. I did attempt to make a charm but I think it is rather pitiful looking. I had an idea to add beads to some jump rings but the effect wasn't nothin' like I imagined in my head! *lol*

For more DT inspiration and for the official Pixie Cottage Challenge rules, please click here.

card details....
stamp....The Pixie Cottage (Waking Up To Spring), c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP October Afternoon's (Ducks In A Row) and piece from My Minds Eye (Quite Contrary), inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers, Embellishments Stickles,ribbon, jump rings, beads and a silver charm.

I also want to thank everyone for stopping by and for your kind comments. Today I am taking a breather from everything and I'm going to spend some time visiting blogs etc. Take care and I hope that your day is a beautiful one!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

KLSNS Challenge # 28 Decorate Your Cards Both inside and out!

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Hello Again!

Today's KLSNS Challenge is a super fun one and if you LOVE to embellish your cards, you will LOVE this challenge! Your mission, should you decide to take it, is to decorate the inside of your card!

Now I admit that I could have "pushed the envelope" and decorated the inside of my card to the "max" but this is how I basically decorate the inside of my cards. Now....there are no rules on decorating the inside of your cards, simply have fun with the challenge and let your imagination run wild!

The usual rules apply -- You do not have to use our stamps or products from KL Stampin N Scrappin, but . . . if you have them, we would love to see what you create with them.
You may combine our challenge with other challenges. Just have fun! :)
For more KLSNS DT inspiration and the official rules, please click here.

I also would like mention that KLSNS has added three new members to the design team. Welcome to the team Ceal, Candace and Debbie!!!!

card details......
stamp....Stampavie's Sweet Dreams, sentiment TGF, card stocks Bazzill and PTI, design paper Basic Grey, inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers Tools ... Nestie lg. rectangle and lg. rectangle scallop dies, EK Success Border Punch (inside of card) 1 1/4 circle punch and small edged scallop scissors, half pearls and Diamond Stickles

Have a beautiful and safe weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!