Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ATS Wednesday.....Halloween Treats!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for The Pixie Cottage's Guest Sketch/Metal Challenge.

Hello Again,

This weeks All That Scraps Challenge is to make a Halloween treat bag, gift etc. For me, this challenge was "right on time" because it doesn't hurt to have an extra treat bag or two on hand as a last minute gift.

Now that the kids are older, I don't get too many last minute orders for their special friends but it's only Wednesday and I wouldn't be surprised if my DD places an order for her circle of friends.

Originally I had planned to make a variety of treat bags and boxes but I felt strange without making a card and squeezed in this card featuring Sugarplums digi Witch Emma. My sketch is based off of Sweet Sunday's sketch
and look... no design paper! That's right, no design paper just cardstock,embossing folders and a punch!

Be sure to head over to the ATS Wednesdays Challenge Blog
to see the DT lovely creations.
Every week there is a new and exciting prize being offered .... but in order to be eligible to win, your card must include a stamp that is sold in the ALL THAT SCRAPS store
. Whether it is one of our wonderful in-house designs or from the various other stamp companies that ATS carries, the choice is yours. Then be sure to link up your creation with Mr. Linky by next Tuesday at 10:00pm EST with only one entry per person please!

card & project details....
stamp C.C. Designs Sugar Plums Witch Emma
, sentiment retired SU rub ons, c/s The Cut Card Stock Company and PTI, inks Copic Cuttlebug's Spider Web embossing folder and EK Success small open scallop border edged punch...embellishments ribbon,half pearls and buttons

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

Raise the Bar....Orange,Black & Purple
Really Reasonable Ribbon...Halloween Treat Bag
Crazy 4 Challenge.........Halloween treat bag or project
Anyone For Anya?......Halloween
Corrosive Challenge Blog...Halloween
Cowgirl Sunday.....Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft......Sweet Treats
The Paper Variety.....Sweet Treats
Paper Playtime...Halloween
Creative Cottage.....Embossing
Inktegrity....Anything Goes

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by! In the meantime, the winds are howling up a breeze and so far the power is still on. I hope that we continue to have power all day and that the winds don't reach the predicted 60 mph....geez...that sounds like a mini tornado to me! Take care and enjoy your day!


The Pixie Cottage #42 Guest Sketch/Metal

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

Normally I write up my blog post a few days ahead but I've been busy the past few days and had to quickly write my post tonight. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to finish my post because at the moment, we are experiencing some very nasty weather. What started out as a nice day turned dark and rainy and from there very high winds and power outages. We have lost our power twice already and the weatherman is forecasting more nasty weather for Wednesday! Yikes... once again I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that we don't lose anymore power.

Today's Pixie Cottage Challenge is the usual sketch and this weeks theme is METAL. Our lovely sketch was designed by the very talented Penny and I thank her for the inspirations. The name of my image is "A Little Witch In All Of Us" and she is currently on sale at The Pixie Cottage. The design paper is by SU and I believe that SU has since retired it. My image is colored in with Copic Markers and the sentiment is a Halloween sticker that I have had for ages. Originally I had embellished my card with plain black buttons but the buttons seemed to fade into the background. To give the buttons some contrast, traced over same size buttons and added some stripes.

For more DT inspiration and the complete challenge rules, please click here. Have fun with this weeks challenge as we look forward to viewing your creations!
Take care and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details.....
stamp...The Pixie Cottage (A Little Witch In All Of Us), sentiment Halloween sticker...c/s Bazzill & PTI, DP by SU...inks Copic to measure lg. half circle, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and lg. edged scallop Scissors...embellishments buttons that are covered and half back pearls

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

Paper Playtime...Halloween
Corrosive Challenge Blog...Halloween
Cowgirl Sunday.....Anything Goes
All Sorts....Spots and Stripes

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Treat For Santa....

Hello Everyone,

Do you remember believing in Santa Claus and how the holiday season made you feel inside? I remember feeling like that and although we didn't have a lot, I wanted to share what I had. While coloring in SNS Baby Cookie, & Milk Girl, a feeling of nostalgia sort of overwhelmed me. I thought about my childhood and how much I believed in leaving something for Santa and didn't care who laughed at my ideas! Yes...those day are long gone but the sweet memories will be with me forever.

Getting back to my card, my layout is based on Mercy Kerin's Tuesday sketch and the tag sentiment was a freebie that I downloaded from Jami (Stamp Happy!) . Baby Cookie & Milk is colored in with Copic Markers and I embellished my card with mini roses and Zva pearls. The design papers are by Graphic 45 and the card stocks by Papertrey Ink (Kraft and Stamper Select) and Bazzill.

I hope that your Saturday is off to a great start and that you have a wonderful weekend! My husband and I are going to treat the kids to a movie and pizza and that's about it! So ...take good care have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Card details.....
stamp C.C. Designs SNS Baby Cookie & Milk Girl, sentiment by Jamie...c/s PTI (kraft & stampers select white) DP Graphic 45...inks Copic sewing machine, air brush compressor, EK Success small scallop border edge punch.....Embellishments Zva mini pearl swirls, mini roses and a tiny amount of Stickles

My card also qualifies for the following challenge blogs....
ABC Challenge....Flowers
Fresh Brewed...Sweet Treats
AI Factory.....Color Challenge (brown & blue)
Case Study...Photo Inspiration...I chose the blingand Kraft c/s
Charisma Cardz...Vintage
Meljens Designs....Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts....Bring on the Bling!
*****Case Study...Photo Inspiration...I chose the Kraft c/s and BLING! *****
Charisma Cardz...Vintage

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

more challenges wednesday 11-05 thru 1109

for inspiration only

Alice in Wonderland......Ticket on card
All Sorts.....Twas the night before Christmas
Basic Grey....Sketch by Heather
Crazy 4 Challenges....Square Card
Saturday Challenge....Red & Gold
Speedy The Cat....Paper Piercing
Sweet Stampin'.......Inspiration photo
everything above is from Saturday
Crafty Catz....Spots and Stripes
If The Shoe fits....."BLUE"
Raise The Bar....Curves.....circles,scallops etc.
Really Reasonable Ribbon...Blue,White and Silver
Winter Wonderland....Christmas Carol...something with music?
Paper Sundaes......Let it Snow
All of the above are from Friday Challenges
Aud Sentiments...Use the word "thanks"
Charisma Cards....Christmas
C.R.A.F.T........Dry Embossing
Meljiens .....Use Three Different Shapes
all of the above are from Saturday
Anyone for Anya?.....Kraft
Christmas Card Challenges.....color inspiration (red,white and green)
Corrosive Challenge Blog....Black & Blue
The Crafty Pad.......1 circle and 2 ribbons
Hopes Stamps inspiration

Pixie Cottage #41....Team Sketch/Something Sweet

*This is my second post for today, please scroll down or click here for All That Scraps Magnet Challenge.

Hello Everyone!

Wednesday has rolled around again and it's time for another Pixie Cottage Challenge! This weeks challenge is the team sketch or "Something Sweet"!

My image (Halloween Froggy) happens to be The Pixie Cottage's digi stamp of the month and its so sweet that it will give you a cavity or two! If you love fun whimsical images that make you smile, simply click here. Smiley from

Halloween Froggy is colored in with Copic Markers and I embellished my image with Stickles,brads,a flower and ric rac. I think I went a lil' nuts this time cause I kept adding more stuff but I had fun,fun fun making this card. Smiley from Oh....speaking of "sweets", Michelle has blog candy up for grabs and the prizes are SWEET! Click here to get in on the fun!

For more DT inspiration and the complete challenge rules, please click here. We look forward to viewing your challenge cards and hope that you join in this weeks fun! Have a beautiful day and enjoy the autumn sunshine! Animation from


card details...
stamp....digi from The Pixie Cottage (Halloween Froggy), sentiment taken from scrap Halloween paper, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP scrap by but I think it is by SU....inks Copic EK Success border punch(dotted wave) and 1/16 hand held punch used to make hole for brads....embellishments Stickles, button brads, flower and black ric rak.

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

AiFactory........Animal Side
Glitterbabe's ..... Halloween
Scrapping With I Did It Creations....Halloween or Holiday
A Spoon Full Of Sugar..."BOO"
Tuesday Throwdown...Anything Goes
Paper Playtime....Pumpkins or Spider webs
Pollycraft Monday.....Purple.Green + 1 additional color
Stamp With Fun.....Halloween

Fresh Brewed...Sweet Treats
Paper Pretties....Color,purple and orange

All That Scraps Wednesday.....Decorative Magnets!

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

This weeks All That Scraps Challenge is to make a decorative project using magnets!
I have all kind of magnets laying at my house and the first thing that came to mind was Align Centerto make a decorative refrigerator magnet. I used a sheet magnet for my project and the size is about 3"X4" and it is very strong.

My project was simple to make and now that I have the hang of it, I plan to make a few more. After coloring Love Lolita Pumpkin, I trimmed her and then matted her onto black card stock and trimmed my image a second time. I applied thin pop dots to the backside of my image and carefully adhered her to the sentiment area. The sentiment is from an older package of SU Halloween rub ons and I embellished the sentiment area with a spider and a trio of black buttons.
Initially I had wanted to take a picture of my project on my refrigerator but the skies were gray and lighting in my kitchen was terrible. I ended up placing my project against a metal shelf in my craft room and this worked out OK. *note... for the first photo, I placed some black card stock against an upright metal tin and then placed my refrigerator magnet on the card stock. My refrigerator is black and if my pictures would have come out right, this is basically what my project would have looked like on my fridge.*

Be sure to stop by The All That Scraps Blog for more DT inspiration, you won't be disappointed! Keep in mind that you are free to use any stamp that Christine sells at the All That Scraps online store and she has a huge variety to choose from. All cards/projects are to be uploaded to the ATS blog and you have until next Tuesday 10:00 PM EST to get your entry in. We hope you take the challenge and create some fabulous decorative magnet projects. Have fun with this week challenge and let your imagination run wild!

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

card details....
stamp C.C. Designs Love Lolita Pumpkin, sentiment SU Halloween rub ons, c/s Bazzill and PTI stampers select used for my image...DP Reminisce....inks MS lg. scallop edged border punch, corner rounder punch, sheet magnet, Scor- tape and SU dimensionals...embellishments buttons, ribbon and Stickles. * I had saved my magnet from some junk mail advertising.

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

Creative Cottage Challenge....Halloween
Creative Inspirations....Spooky
Fab N' funky...Things that go bump in the night
The Sisterhood of Crafters...Halloween

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sugar N' Spice and Everything Nice!

Oh My Goodness....I can't believe that a week has almost passed since I have posted anything! I'm been super busy making projects and my craft room is a mess, it's funny how quickly the days fly by!

The past couple of days, I've been in the mood for creating holiday cards and this is actually my first holiday card. Yeah I know....I have the best of intentions to start early with my holiday cards but so far, I haven't kept my promises to myself.

After looking for design paper that I thought would compliment my Sweet November Stamp (Baby Stocking Girl),I came up with a layout and put my card together. Baby Stocking Girl is colored in with Copic Markers and I airbrushed the background area. Other embellishments are half back pearls, mini roses and a gold cording. After looking over some blog challenges, my card fits the requirements for a little girl theme, some recipes, BINGO ( Allsorts...I chose the diagonal row = pearls, flowers and punch) and anything goes.

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

card details....
stamp Sweet November Stamps (Baby Stocking Girl), sentiment SU rub on..c/s Bazzill and PTI...DP My Minds Eye (Mary Mary's Beautiful and Grown Up)...inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers....Tools Nesties Label 11,EK Success open scallop border punch and mini edged scallop scissors, embellishments Stickles Ice, mini pink roses,half back pearls and gold cord.

Card Challenges.....
Allsorts....Let's Play Bingo!
Totally Gorjuss..Pink
I Did It....Make a card for a girl
One Stitch At A Time...Embellish It
Paper Sundaes....For someone little
Paper Cutz....Anything Goes
Simon Says...Recipe...1image,2DP and 3 different embellishments

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Pixie Cottage#40.....Guest Sketch/Stitching!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for All That Scraps Fall Theme Decoration Challenge.

Hello Again and if you are feeling under the weather today, this card is for you! Today's Pixie Cottage Challenge is either a sketch or this weeks theme STITCHING! Our sketch was designed by this weeks guest Hazel ( ), thanks for the awesome sketch and inspiration Hazel!
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My image is one of The Pixie Cottage's digi images designed by ArTish and the name is Puddle Jumper. This whimsical image makes me smile and I know that anyone who happens to receive her would smile and feel better in an instant.

My image is colored in with Copic Markers and my color theme is raspberry pink and purple and embellished with embossing and a spray of buttons.

Should you decide to participate in our challenge, you are free to use any stamp that you desire. You also are free to choose between our sketch and this weeks theme and if you are ambitious, why not try both? Have a blast with our challenge and link your creations to The Pixie Cottage's Blog.
For more DT inspiration and more information regarding this weeks challenge, please click here.

card information....... stamp .. The Pixie Cottage digi stamp designed by ArTish (Puddle Jumper), sentiment Stamping Bella... c/s Bazzill and Papertrey Ink... DP Pebbles Inc. (Princess Stripes) and scraps... inks Copic Markers used sewing machine, nesties lg. circle/circle scallop dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder...embellishments ribbon, buttons and Diamond Stickles.
*** click here for a direct link to Michelle's Scrapbooking and More (The Pixie Cottage) to see what's new!!!

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

Marks Finest Papers...Stripes
Digital Tuesday...Sewing
Paper Sundaes...Change of Season
Glitterbabe's...Anything Goes

All That Scraps Wednesday...

Hello Everyone!

This weeks All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge is to make a Fall Themed decoration. OK....I had so many ideas for this challenge and had a variety of projects to choose from. In my case, I had everything but one main ingredient or my image would not fit perfectly with my project etc. In the end,I settled on decorating one of my many tins with C.C. Designs Honey Witch digi stamp and my theme is Halloween.

Honey Witch is colored in with Copic Markers in traditional Halloween colors of black,orange and purple. I decorated the tin both inside and out with various design papers and black card stock. I matted my image with Spellbinders curved rectangle die and created a mat by tracing the outline of the same die on black card stock. Then I trimmed out the mat by cutting along the inside of the trace marks. I embellished my tin with flowers and stamped my sentiment on a raffle like tag.

We hope that you have some fabulous non-card creations that you would like to share with us. Remember, you can use only the stamps that Christine sells at her All that Scraps online store. Click here to see the wide variety of stamps that you can use for our weekly challenges. All cards and creations are to linked up with the Mr. Linky feature on the ATS Blog. We also give away a fabulous prize to the winner of our weekly challenges so don't miss out! Have fun with the challenge and let your creativity run wild!

digi stamp...C.C. Designs Honey Witch, sentiment SU....c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP A Cherry On Top(polka dots) Cosmo Cricket Matilda mini deck paper pad on inside...inks Copic used ruler, mini edged scallop scissors,nesties curved rectangle die, corner rounder punch, 1" circle punch and double sided tape...embellishments Petaloo Flowers and Kaisercraft pearls

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges.....
Aly's Sunday Challenge.......Halloween
The Crafty Pad.....Make Something For Friend
Let's Ink It Up.....Halloween Colors
Colour Q.......Color Challenge
Everybody Art.....Halloween
Scrap Creations...Make it 3-D
Cupcake Craft....Halloween
Lexi's Creations...Spooky
Let's Ink It Up...Halloween Colors
One Stop Craft Challenge...Alter It
Scrap Stamp & Doodle...Fall or Halloween Project
Fussy and Fancy...Halloween
Stamp and Doodle...Halloween
Crafty Creations....Number on card
Fresh Brewed Blog....Color Challenge (purple & black)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Think Pink!

Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm starting the week off with one of my new Tickled Pink Stamps, Lil Lolita Willow. I have seen these stamps on various blogs and fell in love with them from the moment I saw them.

After making so many autumn and Halloween cards, it felt great to lighten things up a bit. My base colors are pink and white and for contrast, I colored Willow's hair,lips and eye lids black. Other embellishments are ribbon, half back pearls, Diamond and Fruit Punch Stickles. I also made this card for various blog challenges that range from girlie and the color pink.

I hope that your week is off to a terrific start and that you had a wonderful weekend. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details......
stamp Tickled Pink Stamps, Lil Lolita Willow, sentiment Lockhart Stamp Company, c/s Bazzill and Papertrey Ink, DP 3Bugs in a Rug (Savannah and A Trip T Paris)....inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black, tools used sewing machine and MS lg. scallop border edge punch, SU's window punch and small edge scallop scissors, embellishments ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, Diamond and Fruit Punch Stickles.

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

A Spoon Full of Sugar....sparkle and shine
Just add
Raise The
Colour Create...Pink,Green and Cream
Creative Cottage...Bling
Inky Impressions....Anything Goes
Cowgirl Sunday.........Girly Girl
365 Cards... In Stitches
Wild Orchid....Stitch it Up!
My Sheri CRAFTS....Stitches

Friday, October 8, 2010

Claudia & Company......October Challenge!

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday!!!

If you are looking for a fun challenge to add to your "to do" list list, you are in for a treat! The theme of this month's Claudia & Company Challenge is the color ORANGE, buttons and ribbon!

All you have to do is make a card that includes the color orange and some buttons and ribbon. Our only rule is that you use a Claudia & Company Stamp. All challenge cards are to be uploaded to the Claudia & Company blog. The great thing about our challenges is that you have a month to finish your cards. So....take advantage the time frame and make a whole lotta cards! *lol* The winner of the orange challenge will receive a nice gift from Claudia & Company. For more DT inspiration and challenge rules, please click here.

Princess Chloe Puddle Jumper is colored in with Copic Markers and I matted her onto the large Spellbinder rectangle/rectangle scallop dies. I decided to go with the colors orange and white and to make the color orange pop, I used a lot of white. Other accents are the orange buttons, the ribbon and Diamond Stickles on her crown and the tip of her wand.

Have a beautiful weekend and have lots of fun with our orange themed challenge! Take care and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details..... image Claudia & Company (Princess Chloe PJ), sentiment taken from Ella PJc/s Bazzill and PTI, DP by SU, inks Copic Nesties lg. rectangle and scallop dies, 1" circle punch,paper pierce tool and mini edged scallop scissors....embellishments buttons, Diamond Stickles and ribbon.

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

Stamp Something....dies, punches etc.
Glitterbabe's.....Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed.....Anything Girly
Inky Impressions....Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ATS Wednesday...Cards For Men

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for The Pixie Cottage's Team Sketch or Something Sweet Challenge.

Hello Everyone!

Today's All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge is "Manly Cards"!

Yes .....I know my image is female but she is supposed to represent "me" and the poem is to my husband. Therefore in my mind, my card is a "manly card".

I found a Halloween love poem and was inspired by it and wanted to make something special for my hubby. The focal point of my card is my image Sugarplums Witch Emma and the Halloween poem. I also added elements of texture to my card with the black netting, buttons and Cuttlebug's spider web embossing folder. Design papers are by Cosmo Cricket and some scraps pieces.

To play along with our weekly challenges, you must use a image that is sold at the All That Scraps Store. Upload your finished card to the ATS blog using the Mr. Linky feature. The winner of every challenge wins a really nice package from C.C. Designs Store. So....What are you waiting for lets get crafty and show off those cards! *lol*

Have a super great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details.......
stamp....Sugarplums Witch Emma (digi image), Halloween poem found online, c/s Bazzill and PTI... DP -the base paper by Cosmo Cricket (Matilda, mini deck) - poems frame are papers from my scrap stash. ... inks Copic EK Success open scallop border punch, Cuttlebug's spiderweb embossing folder and paper piercing tool.....embellishments black spider web netting (a gift), buttons and tiny half back pearls

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges....
Anyone For Anya
....Recipe 1-image,2DP and 3 embellishments The Crafty Pad....Spooky I Did It Creations....Spooky... One Stitch At A Time...Spooky (Anything Goes) Stamptacular Sunday....Layer it On! (must have at least 5 layers) Sweet Sunday Sketch.... Allsorts Challenge......Travel/holiday... Secret Craft Challenge...Punch It Out

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pixie Cottage #39....Sketch or Embossing

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

Today's Pixie Cottage Challenge kicks off with a team sketch and this weeks theme is Embossing! As with all of our challenges, you are free to choose! You can make a card according to this weeks theme or you can make a card based on our team sketch.

For this weeks challenge, I decided to play with my new stamp designed by Di Carubia. (To You From Us) I think this set of kittens are adorable and sweet and couldn't resist inking them up! My color combo is a pastel shade of Aqua and I embellished my card with sheer white ribbon,half pearls and flowers. I colored my images in with Copic Markers and add a tiny dab of Stickles to both button noses and the rose. The design papers are all by October Afternoon.

We look forward to seeing your "Embossed" cards and we hope you have fun with this weeks challenge! For more DT inspiration and challenge information, please click here.

card details....
stamp...The Pixie Cottage's To You From Us, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP October Afternoon, inks Copic used air compressor and corner rounder punch by SU.....embellishments ribbon,half back pearls and Prima roses.

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges... Cowgirl Sunday....Anything Goes Oh, Alice!....Use Text as design paper Catch The Bug.....anything Goes (Sat)