Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Pixie Cottage/Team Sketch and Back 2 School!

Good Morning!

The Pixie Cottage is kicking off today with a super fun challenge and that everyone will enjoy. Today's theme is "Back 2 School"! As with all of our challenges, you have the choice to make your card according to our sketch or you can stick to the theme and if you are feeling adventurous, why not try both!

Although I don't have a school themed Pixie Cottage Stamp at the moment, I thought that these adorable owls would work out perfectly. The mama owl is sending her kiddies off to school and telling them that is is their time to shine. Smiley from

For more design team inspiration and the official rules, please click here. Remember, have fun with the challenge and let your creativity soar!

card details.....
stamp...The Pixie Cottage (Hoo Loves You), sentiment TGF, c/s PTI and SU, DP from my scrap paper bin, inks Copic Markers, nesties med. oval dies, Stickles, flowers, half back pearls and ribbon.

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pixie Cottage #31....Guest Sketch or Anything But A Card!

This is my second post for today, please click here for All That Scraps "Fruit Challenge".

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

Today is Wednesday and I for one cannot believe where the time has gone!!!! I'm running around like a "chicken with my head cut off" with doctor and lawyer appointments and with school right around the corner.....I'm busier than ever right now. When will this madness end?! Free Smiley Courtesy of
Well enough complaining on my end, time doesn't wait on anyone and here we are with this weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge. Free Smiley Courtesy of Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.netFree Smiley Courtesy of

As with all of our challenges, you have a choice of either making a card/project according to our weekly sketch or the theme. This weeks sketch was designed by our talented guest Jay Jay and this weeks theme is Anything But A Card.

With the help of my Cricut Expressions Machine, I made a gift bag and incorporated this weeks sketch on the front panel. My image, Pumpkin Molly is among the newer Pixie Cottage stamps and Pumpkin Molly is designed by Ellen Gutierrez.Free Smiley Courtesy of

I designed my treat bag with bright and bold fall colors and limited my embellishments with a simple ribbon ,half back pearls, Stickles and a small trio of flowers. My treat bag is stuffed with paper trimmings from our paper shredder.Free Smiley Courtesy of

For more Pixie Cottage Anything But A Bag inspiration and the complete outline of rules, please click here.

stamp The Pixie Cottage (Pumpkin Molly), no sentiment at this time, c/s Bazzill and PTI, treat bag made with Cricut Expression Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black, ribbon,half back pearls, Stickles and flowers

My card also meets the following blog challenge requirements........
Paper Jewels...Ribbon & Flowers
Just Scraps....Open House (anything goes)
Cupcake Inspirations....Photo Inspiration Picture
Fantabulous Cricut.......Great Outdoors

Have a beautiful day and I hope that your week is running a lot smoother than mine!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All That Scraps...Die Cut Challenge! I am again with a new card for the All That Scraps Die Cut Challenge! I made a minor "boo boo" and had to pull my previous card. But no worries cause I quickly put together a new card:)

My new card is a 4X4 scalloped square easel card that I made with the large Spellbinder dies. My image, Puppy Kiki La Rue, is matted on Spellbinders curved rectangle die. The design paper and die cut sentiment are both from a retired paper pack by Dena's Closet. I've had this paper pad since I started my crazy hobby three years ago and I absolutely LOVE every single sheet of paper in that pad. You would think that it wouldn't hurt to cut a little bit and use more of it every now and then but it does! Is this insane or what?! *lol*

For more ATS DT inspiration and the rules to the challenge, please click here.

card details...... stamp C.C. Designs (Puppy Kiki La Rue), sentiment die cut from a retired Dena's Closetpaper pack,c/s SU and PTI, DP from Dena's Closet paper pack, inks Copic used Nesties lg. square & scallop dies and curved rectangle die...embellishments felt flowers, Stickles and half back pearls.
We hope that you are inspired with this weeks challenge and can't wait to see your awesome creations! Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Pixie Cottage #30....DT Sketch or Fancy Folds!

This is my second post for today,click here for my ATS Die Cut post.

Hello Again!

Over at The Pixie Cottage, it is challenge time again and as with all of our challenges, you can either make a card based on our sketch or the theme. This weeks sketch was designed by our talented designer Pam and this week theme is fancy folds.

I made a pocket card and I'm hoping that it counts as a fancy fold. My mind sort of went blank for a minute and instead of wasting more time and paper, I made up my mind and settled on the pocket card for my project.
My pocket card features one of the newer Sandra Hammer images, Hannah With Apples. I brought this lovely apple design paper last year and I think it is perfect for Hannah With Apples! To give a little contrast, I added a few left over scraps from my October Afternoon paper pad.
Here is what the pocket looks like on the inside of my card and I kept it rather simple and used a small magnet to keep it closed instead of ribbon. The other magnet is tucked away in the corner of the pocket and I used glue dots to keep the magnets secure.

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

card details.....
stamp The Pixie Cottage (Hannah With Apples), sentiment computer generated, c/s Bazzill and PTI, design paper Adorn it and October Afternoon, inks Copic Markers used Scor Pal, MS border punch, glue dots and magnets...embellishments ribbon,Stickles and a string of half back pearls

I hope that you have fun with this weeks challenge, as we look forward to viewing your creations. Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lady Raven & Kitty Katastrophe

Hello Everyone,

I made a pair of Goth style cards for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz On The Dark Side Challenge and for a couple more challenges in blog land as well.

My first card features Lady Raven and I wonder what she has on her mind? Lady Raven has a devilish expression that's captivating for sure. But if I were a guy, I would approach this young lady with caution because she is definitely a charmer!

My second card features Kitty Katastrophe and she is my favorite Kenny K. Gothik Angelzs image.

Kitty K. has a sweet expression and her big doe like eyes will get ya' every time!

Initially I was going for a darker look for this card but could not help myself and had to add a few touches of pink for contrast.

card details........ Both digi images are by Kenny K. ( Lady Raven and Kitty Katastrophe), sentiment by Sassy Studio Designs (Adventures in Sassyland Sentiments), card stocks for both cards... Bazzill, The Cut Cardstock Co. (blk.) and PTI, design paper for card #1. All SU except for the gingham scrap piece and for card #2 Heidi Swapp...inks Copic Markers and background airbrushed...Tools...card #1...sewing machine and SU tab for card #2 ..stapler.....embellishments Stickles (both cards) buttons, half back pearls and ribbon

My card also meets the following blog challenge requirements..
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz....On The Dark Side
Cute Card Thursday....Whatever (You choose your own theme)
Fab N' Funky...Spotty, dotty and stretchy stripes
Little Red Wagon...Circles! ( My circle shaped buttons, polka dot ribbon)
Digital Tuesday.....Two digi stamps

I hope that everyone is enjoying what is left of the summer, in a matter of weeks it will be gone! Take care, have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for all of your awesome and inspiring comments!!! You guys are the best!!!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wild Flower Patch Wednesday...Embossing!

Please scroll down to see this weeks Pixie Cottage's Challenge...

This week Jen decided to take it easy on us and The Wild Flower Patch Challenge is an easy one....Embossing! Yeah Jen!!!

I dug out some Basic Grey holiday design paper and made my first Christmas card this year. Yeah for me!! I trimmed out my digi image, Winter Dahlia and mounted her onto my Swiss Dots embossed mat. To give my card some holiday sparkle, I punched out some snowflakes, added some Stickles and half back pearls to them. I also applied Polar White Flower Soft to Winter Dahlia's cap for that puffy effect. Apparently I handled my card too soon because I notice that the puff ball is slightly dented. *grrrrrrrrrrr!!!

We hope that you are able to join in with this weeks embossing challenge. We would love to have you and can't wait to see your cards!!! For more WFP DT inspiration and the challenge rules, please click here.

card details...
digi image....WFP Winter Dahlia, sentiment AMuse Art Stamps, card stock Bazzill and PTI, design paper Basic Grey...inks Copic Swiss Dots embossing folder and snowflake punch.....embellishments...half back pearls, Stickles and Flower soft (Polar White)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


The Pixie Cottage # 29... Guest Sketch or "Feeling Blue"!!

This is my second of three post for today, please scroll down for my ATS challenge post.

Hello Again,

The "Pixies" are well rested and back again with more challenges! This weeks sketch was designed by the talented Jacqui (Welcome To Cat Whiskers ), and we thank her for the inspirational sketch! Now as some of you already know, you have a choice with our challenges. You can either make a card according to the sketch or make a card that supports the weekly theme. This weeks theme is "feeling blue" and I decided to go with soft blue colors for my card and based my card off of Jacqui's sketch.

I used double sided paper by Reminisce for my card and machine stitched most of the mats. Baby Blake is colored in with Copic Markers and I embellished my card with ribbon and buttons.

To see cards by our guest designers and to gain inspiration from The Pixie Cottage DT, please click here.

card details....
image, The Pixie Cottage (Baby Blake), no sentiment at this time. c/s Bazzill and PTI, design paper Reminisce .. Tools used machine stitching... inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black ...embellishments ribbon,buttons,scrappers floss and Stickles.

We hope you enjoy this weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge! Have fun with it show off your creativity!!! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Cooking It Up with Katie...buttons,bows and blue
Fab & Funky...Buttons and Bows
Sew Many Challenges...Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes


All That Scraps ...Color Challenge!

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!
Today is definitely "hump day" for me because I three challenges to post. Here is the first of three. Sit back relax and I hope you enjoy!
Moving right along with my trio of Wednesday challenges, All That Scraps wants you to get creative with Chocolate, Kraft and Aqua!

I tossed around a few ideas and settled on using the Kraft card stock as my card base. I complimented the Kraft with Chocolate card stock and a mixture of designer paper. My layout is rather simple and features Fairy Tales Cupcake Belle.

Cupcake Belle is colored in with Copic Markers and her cupcake topping and candle flame are embellished with Stickles. I really love the contrasting colors of aqua and chocolate, the colors compliment each other beautifully and I plan on using this color combination again and again!

To see more inspirational cards from the ATS DT and the rules for the challenge, please click here. We would love to see how you combine these colors and look forward to seeing your creations!

card details.....
stamp...C.C. Designs (Fairy Tales, Cupcake Belle), sentiment MFT, c/s PTI and SU, design papers American Crafts and SU, inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo used Nesties sm. circle die & big scalloped circle (small die) and corner punch...embellishments ribbon, half back pearls and Stickles.

Have a beautiful day, enjoy the sunshine and thanks so much for stopping by!

My card qualifies for the following blog challenges
Creative Card Crew...Cute & girly
Die Cut Dreams...Gingham