Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #48 Sketch and or Sparkle and Shine

For my design project for this week's challenge I used  The Stockings Were Hung by ArTish, for my 12X12 scrapbook layout.  I used lots of sparkly Mindseye Christmas papers as well as lots of shine on parts of my cute image.   Tilda and the fireplace were colored & shaded with my copic artist markers.

Here is a closeup of my image.  I just love the versatility of this fireplace stamp. 
It's another Once Upon A Wednesday here at The Pixie Cottage and it's time for another super sketch and theme to help you on your creative endeavors!

In addition to the sketch we have the optional challenge of the "Sparkle and Shine" theme on your project.
As always you can use the sketch or the optional technique or both!
The randomly picked winner will win two stamps of their choice from the Pixie Cottage Collection. The winner and the Top 3 favorites will be announced on the Friday after the challenge ends.

I am entering my layout into the following challenges:
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas or Advent
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Riley and Co - Christmas
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Red and Green
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - Santa's Sack
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Paper Players - Christmas
Let's Ink It Up - Christmas with Sparkle/Bling (must us a rubber stamp)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles - Festive Colors
Wild Orchid - An Old Fashioned Christmas
Tuesday Taggers - Deck the Halls (Holly)
Teddy Stampers - Christmas Teddies
Cutie Sunday - Red and Green
Sundays With Crissy - Christmas is Coming
Kort O Mania - Christmas
Crafty Ho's - Any Holiday
Ink On My Fingers - Christmas
Dutch Dare - Christmas
2 Sisters - Sparkly Christmas
Iris - Christmas
Frosted Designs - Glitter
Fairy Knoll - Glitter


  1. Super fab job this week.

  2. This is absolutley stunning - The two kinds of lace, the designer paper panels, the letters, and that beautifully colored Tilda - What a wonderful piece of Christmas art! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  3. Hi dear
    I like so much you card... all the details, and the colouring are Fab!

  4. what a great scrappage card you have made denise.
    it's very beautiful.

    greetings karin

  5. Wow, amazing card, that must have taken you yonks it is so detailed! Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper x

  6. This is a work of art - love all of the DP you used! Your coloring is off the charts - love it. Love the tiled sentiment, too.

    I'm so glad you could join us this week at Catch the Bug and Bugaboo Stamps.

  7. Love the image! Perfect with the DP and love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

  8. This is darling! I love the sweet little image and the way you did the lettering across the bottom! Thanks for taking on our glitter challenge at Frosted designs this week!
    Barb :)

  9. Wow what a fab card, love the little pocket on the side and all the embellies.

    Thanks for joining in at Cutie Sunday
    hugs and Christmas wishes

  10. Beautiful card, so much detail! Love the fireplace its gorgeous :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll and good luck
    Claire xx

  11. I love your beautiful card. Tilda is so nice in front of the fireplace. And really nice coloring. Thank you for joining our challenge at Kort o Mania.

  12. Wow stunning creation, and lovely colours
    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 112 Christmas
    Good luck,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  13. Great Layout! this is fantastic! Maggie is perfect with this fireplace. LOVE it!!

  14. Gorgeous hun, just love the LO & those DP are lovely!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck! hugs shell xx

  15. Fabulous job Denise!! I love the dps and the fun pocket you created along with the wonderful coloring and glitz!!

  16. Fab card, love the border and the pocket. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

  17. Wow, this is fabulous! I love the colors and the layout you used on this page! Great job! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

  18. Wonderful layout. Love the fireplace and maggie. Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with Crissy this month. hugs xxoo

  19. HOLY SMOKES!! This is FANTASTIC!!! Your layout and coloring are superb! So glad you were able to share it with us this week at Crafty Hos and Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug! We hope you'll be back Saturday for our next challenge too! :)

  20. Love your lacy, festive LO! And the way you have made the pocket to tuck the picture into is so cute! Great design!
    Thank you for sharing! :o)

  21. A very pretty Christmas card, beautiful colours. Thanks for joining in the TT deck the Halls Challenge. Merry Christmas Caz

  22. I'm ba-ack. . .;) Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  23. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  24. Hi

    wow, ein Traum.
    Da stimmt einfach alles.
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei
    Cutie Sunday.

    Liebe Grüße Nadine

  25. Wow! Great details and colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  26. Awwwww this is sooooo cute, thanks for joining us at The Crafty Ho Blog for our challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

  27. Wow so cute!!!
    Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

    Hugs Arwen

  28. Great card and such a fabulous image. Thanks for joining TT challenge this week. xx

  29. Hi,
    sooo sweet card.

    Thanks for joining in at Cutie Sunday this time.


  30. Hi Denise gorgeous layout and the fireplace love the image and colors great job

  31. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colours and such pretty papers and detail!
    So happy that you have joined us at Cutie Sunday


  32. What a sweet scene with Tilda! Thanks so much for playing at my challenge, Sundays With Crissy!

  33. oh my gosh! what a fantastic card you have made! just love the colours and the details. at the images is so perfect colored :D
    thanks for playing at kort o mania!
    hugs linda s l

  34. Hi Denise

    Great creation, love the little scene. Thanks for sharing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x

  35. Denise - Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT for Iris's Spot!

  36. Pretty card & what an amazing amount of detail!

  37. Wow Denise, this is gorgeous and your colouring is just incredible!! Perhaps I should start SB?
    Have a safe and happy Christmas ♥