Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kenny K's...... Movie Star!




Hello Everyone,
While browsing around the Internet, I discovered these new (well...new to me) digi images by Kenny K and brought a couple right away. I had a hard time deciding what to buy but Movie Star is one of the images that I brought. The female images remind me of the Bratz Dolls in a way,what do you think?



My cards layout is based on the sketch that Bev (All Things I Love) designed for this weeks Lili of the Valley blog challenge. While deciding what to do with Movie Star, I thought that I would have fun with her. Her hair is two toned and her outfit is full of sparkles.


As usual, I can't decide on any particular sentiment whenever I finish with a card and left that area blank for the moment. After coloring Movie Star, I noticed that what I thought was a vest is actually a sweater! I have to laugh at my own self at times!!!

The awesome news that I wanted to share is that I am now on the All That Scraps DT! I am truly honored to be a member of All That Scraps, I LOVE those stamps!

card details.......
digi stamp...Kenny K (Movie Star), c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP Bo Bunny, inks Copic Markers, machine stitching, flowers, Stickles and half back gems


my card also meets the following blog challenge requirements....
Lili of the Valley.......sketch
Paper Play....anything goes
Digital Tuesday.....Bling!
Dutch Dare......Anything Goes
Scrap,Stamp & Doodle....Any Digi image


Have a blessed day everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by!
hugs

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wlid Flower Patch #25... Color Challenge!

The Pixie Cottage is on vacation this week and will return next Wednesday.



Hello Again,

This weeks Wild Flower Patch Challenge is all about the colors BROWN, MANGO and CREAM. Don't you just love this combination of warm fall colors? I know that I do and with fall just around the corner, a challenge like this is kind of refreshing!


I colored my digi image (Poppy Butterfly Fairy) in with Copic Markers and added gold colored distress Stickles to her wings. I then trimmed away my image and mounted her onto a large circular shaped scallop. The design papers are from Basic Grey's Indian Summer paper pad and other embellishments are roses,half pearls and ribbon.

We hope that you are able to join in this weeks color challenge, as we look forward to viewing your cards! You aren't required to use WFP images but we would love it if you would. For more Wild Flower Patch DT inspiration and the official challenge rules, please click here.

Have a great day and enjoy the summer sunshine!!!

card details....
digi image The Wild Flowers Patch (Poppy Butterfly Fairy), c/s Bazzill and PTI, design paper Basic Grey (Indian Summer) inks Copic Markers, Nesties lg. circle scallop die, Prima Roses, ribbon, Stickles and half pearls

My card also meets the following card challenges


The Pink Elephant.....Sketch

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

For Someone Special.......



Hello Everyone.

Yes.....I'm still here.....I simply took a mini break from my hobby and spent a little time with the family. The kids summer vacation is almost over and I needed to give my craft room a break and bond with the family.

While on my mini break, I received some bad news, great news and adorable stamps that I am just itching to color. The bad news is that Kelly (KL Stampin N' Scrappin) had to close down the doors. I enjoyed being a member of Kelly's team, we all got along great and Kelly is super special gal! I will share my great news later this week!


Well enough blabbering on my end, I would love to introduce you to Popcorn The Bear! Popcorn The Bear has finally arrived at 7 Kids College Fund and he is totally adorable in every way!
This particular set of stamps features one large image of Popcorn The Bear, two smaller accessory stamps and five sentiments. Because Popcorn The Bear is a bit large, I stamped my image on card stock and then scaled down the size on my copier machine.

Because I wanted the focal point to be on my image, I kept the layout simple. I embossed the base layer with my Spellbinders Impressabilities Butterfly Embossing Folder. My image was colored in with Copic Markers and mounted on the lg. square Nestabilies dies. I embellished the cover of my card with flowers, buttons and Stickles . I decorated the inside of my card with my sentiment and MS Daisy border punch.

I hope that everyone is enjoying what is left of the summer, August is right around the corner already!!!! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details...
stamp & sentiment ....Popcorn The Bear (Someone Special by Crafter's Companion), c/s Bazzill and PTI, inks Copic Markers and background lightly airbrushed, Spellbinders Impressabilities Butterfly embossing folder, lg. square and scalloped dies, MS Daisy border punch,flowers, half pearls and Stickles

My card also qualifies for the following card challenges

Fussy & Fancy ...Stitches,Scallops&Sparkle
Crafty Catz.....Summer
I Did It Creations Challenge.....Buttons
No Time To Stamp
....2 Somethings!
Stamp Something...Flowery Somethings
Glitterbabes....Sewing
Joan's Garden....Bright&Happy Birthday Card and Flowers
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en....Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wild Flower Patch Wednesday #24....Lace & Sparkle!

Note: This is my second post for today, The Pixie Cottage is directly beneath this post



Hello Again!

I'm back with another Wednesday Challenge! This weeks Wild Flower Patch Challenge is to make a card that features Lace and Sparkle!

My summer/beach themed card features the Wild Flower Patch digi image, Sand Castle Violet. Violet is colored in with Copic Markers and I tried to created an illusion of water by airbrushing the background with two different shades of blue. I created button flowers by applying double sided tape to the back of the lace. I then proceeded to wrap the lace in a circular motion until I reached a flowery effect. The sparkle effects were created by adding gold and diamond color Stickles to the sand castle and half backed gems in the corners.



For more WFP DT inspiration and the official challenge rules, please click here. We hope that you have a blast creating a card that's loaded with sparkle and lace! Have fun with the challenge and we can't wait to see your creations!

card details...
image...Wild Flower Patch's Sand Castle Violet, sentiment Amy Young's Beach Sentiments, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP Moxie, inks Copic Markers and airbrushing machine, lace, buttons,half backed gems,Stickles and one half pearl.

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges...
Paper Sundaes.....Make Your Own Flowers
Oh, Alice......Dancing Under The Sea (water related)
Allsorts...Summer
Crazy 4 Challenges...Buttons
One Stop Craft...Pink,Blue,Green
Our Creative Corner....Beach
Secret Crafter....Summer
Aly's Sunday Challenge....By The Sea
One Stitch at a Time...Use a Digi Image

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!!
hugs

The Pixie Cottage # 28...Double Play or Sketch



Hello Everyone,

This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is based on this lovely sketch designed by our guest designer, Jay Jay. As with all of our challenges, you can make a card based on this sketch or you can make a card based on this weeks theme...Double Play! If you choose this weeks Double Play theme, you are required to use TWO stamps, an image and sentiment will meet the two stamp requirements.


I used both the sketch and the Double Play theme for my card. The name of my image is April With Hearts (designed by Sandra Hammer) and she is colored in with Copic Markers. My design paper is from my scrap bin and I used my EK Success border punch for the trio of panels. On an impulse, I added ribbon to the scalloped and machine stitched the ribbon.
Other embellishments are half pearls, roses and Stickles.

To see more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration and the official rules, please click here! Oh......due to the fact that Michelle is attending CHA and Katie is on vacation, you will have two weeks to complete this challenge, the Pixie's will be on vacation next week! So enjoy this weeks challenge and get creative!!!! We can't wait to see your cards!!

card details...
stamp The Pixie Cottage (April With Hearts), sentiment SU, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP from my scrap bin, EK Success border punch, Copic Markers, ribbon, half pearls, machine stitching, Prima Roses and Stickles

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges....


Totally Gorjuss....Thinking of You
The Crafty Pad....Photo Inspiration (pink,white&green with a splash of red)
Cupcake Inspirations....Photo Inspiration (pink,white&green with a splash of red)
Just Scraps....Love is in the Air
Papertake Weekly...Cutie Patootie




Monday, July 19, 2010

Sweet Dee Dee



Hello Everyone,
I put this card together over the weekend for a couple of blog challenges. The inspiration for my card was taken from this photo inspired challenge held by Quixotic and this was a tough challenge! My base colors are black and green and I plugged in the remaining colors as accents.


The sketch was taken from Sketch Saturday and the design papers are all from Stampin' Up. My image is from The Greetings Farm and her name is Dee Dee.



Dee Dee is colored in with Copic Markers and I lightly air brushed her background with B00. Other embellishments are the large Nesties scalloped circular die, ribbon, half pearls and Stickles.

Well....this post is going to be a brief one, I have a ton of cleaning to do before company from Florida arrives Wednesday afternoon. Have a beautiful day and thank you all so much for stopping by!

card details...... stamp...TGF (Wild Sprout Dee Dee) sentiment taken a scrapbook kit, c/s The Cut Cardstock Co. and PTI, inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers, Nesties lg. scallop circle die, sm. edged scallop scissors for sentiment tag, ribbon, silver cord, half pearls, and Stickles

My card qualifies for the following challenges...
Sketch Saturday...Sketch
Anyone For Anya.....Bedazzled (C.C. Designs are OK to use)
Quixotic....Color Inspiration Photo....stamps Anya, TGF




Thursday, July 15, 2010

KLSNS#39....Ribbon!


Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday!

I'm running a little late with today's post, and I apologize for that. Today's KL Stampin' N Scrappin challenge is a cool one...Ribbon! I simply made photo corners with my ribbon and attached a bow..very easy!


My image, (Sweet Pixies Nora on a swing) is colored in with my favorite coloring medium, Copic Markers. The design papers are a variety of scraps from my scrap bin and with the addition of some roses, we have a card!

We also want to thank everyone that participated in last weeks challenge, we had a great turnout! To see more KLSNS DT inspiration and the official rules for this weeks challenge, please click here.

Have a beautiful weekend and have fun with this weeks challenge!

hugs
Risa:)

card details....
stamp...C.C. Designs (Sweet Pixies Nora on a Swing), sentiment, MFT, c/s Bazzill & PTI, design papers are pieces from my scrap bin, inks Copic Markers, ribbon, roses and extra fine glitter


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

AI Factory....Flowers
Charisma Cardz......The color Pink
Color Create....Warm Pinks, Brown & White
C.R.A.F.T. ....Babies & Children
Flutter by Wednesday
....Fairy,Angel or Butterfly and at least 3 layers
For Fun.....Your favorite coloring medium

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wild Flowers Patch Wednesday #23....Sketch




Hello Again,
I'm back to announce this weeks Wild Flower Patch Challenge which is to make a card based off of this fab sketch designed by Leigh Ann Baird!


My card features the lovely Bella, and I kept this card clean and simple. Bella is colored in with Copic Markers and the strip of design paper is from my scrap bin. Originally I was going to leave the left side bare but it looked really bare, so I added a flourish of gems to fill in that portion of my card. My sentiment is by SU and I simply attached a little ribbon to the circular tag.



For more Wild Flower Patch DT inspiration and the official rules, please click here!

card details
image..WFP digi image Bella, sentiment SU, c/s Bazzill and PTI, dp from my scrap bin, inks Copic markers,gem flourish and ribbon.


Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

The Pixie Cottage 27...Sketch or Triple Play!



Hello Everyone,
This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge kicks off with a sketch or triple play! As with all of our challenges, you have a choice. You can either choose the sketch or you can choose the theme or both!


I made my card according to this weeks sketch and my triple play details are ribbon,half pearls and roses. Now you can interpret our triple play theme any way that you like....you can keep it clean and simply go by the sketch or you can shoot for the moon! Have fun with the challenge and show us what you got!!!!


For the official challenge rules and for more DT triple play inspiration, click here!

card details
stamp The Pixie Cottage (Love Endures All Things designed by ArTish), no sentiment at this time, c/s Papertrey Ink and The Cut Card Stock Co., inks Copic Markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder (D'vine Swirls), ribbon,half pearls, Stickles and white roses.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
hugs

Monday, July 12, 2010

KiKi's Cupcake Dreams......


Hello and Happy Monday!

Just dropping in for a super quick post today! I have sooooo many things going on at once here at the moment and the day is flying by.

I made this card based on a sketch from All That Scraps and other various challenge blogs whose theme were pastel colors.



KiKi is colored in with Copic Markers and the background was lightly airbrushed. The design paper (Little Yellow Bicycle) is a soft pastel pattern with shades of pink,green and white. Other accessories are buttons, Stickles, Liquid Pearls and ribbon. Because my mind usually goes blank in the sentiment department after I make a card, I decided to go without a sentiment at this time.


card details
stamp C.C. Designs (Cupcake Kiki La Rue), c/s Bazzill & PTI, design paper Little Yellow Bicycle, inks Copic Markers, ribbon,half pearls, Stickles and Liquid Pearls

Cowgirl Sunday....Ice Cream Colors
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.......Cake/Ice cream
All That Scraps....Sketch
Ann's Creative Nook....Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations.....Photo Inspiration (pastels)
Paper Sundaes....Lots of Layers (I have three)
Aud Sentiments Challenge....No Sentiments (That's an easy one for me*ΓΌ*)

Have a beautiful day and try to stay cool in this heat!

hugs


Saturday, July 10, 2010

KL Stampin N' Scrappin #38 ~Dry Embossing




Hello Stampers and Happy Saturday!

This weeks KL Stampin N' Scrappin Challenge is all about Dry Embossing your cards. Now this is definitely a fun challenge because it is so versatile! You don't have to wrack your brains too hard for this challenge at all, just get crafty and let your creativity flow!

I made an Aperture card and dry embossed the top mat with my Cuttlebug embossing folder (Numbers Collage). I also dry embossed the oval cutout with my Swiss dots folder for contrast. The inside of my card is decorated with design paper, my C.C. Designs image (Sweet Treats) and birthday sentiment. Because I wanted the embossing to stand out, I kept my card rather simple.


For more DT inspiration and the official rules, please click here.

card details......
stamp C.C. Designs (Sweet Treats), sentiment (SU), card stocks Bazzill and PTI, DP Reminisce (Goin' Bananas),inks Copic Markers, tools used ...Nesties lg. and med. oval and oval scallop dies, Cuttlebug Numbers Collage and Swiss Dots embossing folders,1" circle punch and sm. edge scallop scissors....embellishments... flowers,half pearls,brads(inside),Stickles and ribbon

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges....
Paper Play....Your Number is up!( My top mat is features numbers embossed in various shapes and sizes)
The Play Date Cafe....Inspirational Photo (I chose the dominant color yellow and paired it with white,brown and a touch of green)
Stampin' B's Designs....Polka Dots
Shelly's Images...Celebrations
Secret Crafter...Aperture Card
The Crafty Pad.....Feature an animal/pet on card
Pile It On.....My Favorite Things (flowers,half pearls and Stickles)

Remember...have fun with this weeks challenge, we look forward to viewing your creations! Take care and have a beautiful weekend!

hugs

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lazy Summer Daze



Hello Everyone,
Here in Michigan we are definitely having a real summer this year. Almost every day since June it has been hot and humid! Staying in tune with the weather, I made a Criss Cross card that features Tilda with her bicycle and a bouquet of flowers.

I remember when I was a kid, my girlfriends and I would ride our bikes everywhere in the surrounding neighborhood area. We didn't have cell phones at that time and as kids had to stay in the neighborhood. My kids have bicycles but would rather stay
in the house and play with the Wii or PS3! I almost have to force them outside to get some fresh air and exercise. In my day, it was torture to have to stay indoors during the summer, what is wrong with kids today?! *lol*



So today's card is all about summer and summer related fun! Have a great day and enjoy the summer sunshine!

Card details......
stamp Magnolia (Tilda with Bike), c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP ..Karen Foster (Birds & Blooms), inks Copic Markers Embellishment....machine stitching,Swiss Dots embossing folder, Prima Roses , Stickles, half pearls and ribbon. Instructions for the Criss Cross card were found at SPS. I used the base instructions for my card but increased the size for my needs.


My card qualifies for the following blog challenges......
Just Magnolia....Criss Cross Card
Twisted Thursday - Sparkles
Bee Crafty
- 3D
ResQ - Sunny
Whoopsi Daisy - Bright Vibrant Colors
By The Cute and Girly - Warm Summer Days
Drunken Stampers - Summer
KL Stampin Scrappin - Summer
ECP - Summer
Crafty Ho's - Fun in The Sun
Crafty Calendar - Summer (and yellow if you like)
Alphabet Challenge - J is for Jewels
Craft Your Passion - Stitching
Stamp and Create - Stitching
Artful Inkables - Stitching
Wee Memories - Free For All
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Pocket Full of Posies - One For The Girls
Quixotic Cards..... Pretty In Pearls

I also want to mention that if anyone received a weird email from me, please disregard and delete it. It looks as if someone hijacked my email address and sent out suspicious emails to people on my contact list. I have since reported the abuse and changed my email password. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that all is OK now. Thanks so much!
hugs

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Pixie Cottage # ...Guest Sketch or Aperture

This is my second post today..... Wild Flower Patch #22...Grunge is below this post.




Hello Everyone,

Wow...I can't believe how quickly the days are speeding by but they are and The Pixie Cottage is back with another challenge! As with all of our challenges, you have a choice of either making a card according to the sketch or you can go by the theme. This weeks sketch was designed by the super talented Dawny P. and this weeks theme is to make an aperture window.


After I saw the DT cards, I realized that I failed the challenge miserably! I was supposed to make a window and place my image on the inside of my card, instead I made a shaker type window! I don't know what I was thinking about but here it is.....goof and all.


I made a simple easel card and used design papers that were bright, crisp and summery. My image, Whispering Maisy & Matt (designed by Di Caruba) are both colored in with Copic Markers and the background was lightly airbrushed. the rest of the details are listed below.

We hope that you all enjoy this weeks challenge and look forward to viewing your creations! For more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration, please click here.



card details....
stamp...The Pixie Cottage (Whispering Maisy & Matt), sentimentsAMuse Art Stamps and SU, c/s Bazzill and PTI and acetate, design papers SU....inks Copic Markers and background lightly airbrushed with my air compressor...tools...Nesties lg. square and sm. circle dies, dbl. sided foam tape....embellishments....seed beads, half pearls, ribbon, Stickles, machine stitching and flowers

Have a great day and thank you all so much for stopping by!