Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pixie Cottage Digital Stamp Blog Hop!!! You can win several adorable digital stamps!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog for the Pixie Cottage Digital Blog Hop! For my design card for the blog hop today, I used this adorable stamp called Unruly Broomstick! If you came from Davi's blog then you are on the right track!  Make sure that you follow and leave a comment to be entered to win some of these adorable digital stamps!  After leaving a comment for me go on over to  Peggy


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For my first design card I used adorable
Bo Bunny and Bazzill cardstocks. 
For my web trim I used a MS punch.  My cute digital stamp was colored with Copics. 

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I used a sweet little digital called carving pumpkins for my next blog hop card.  My image was colored and shaded with copics.  My papers are by Martha Stewart, Graphic 45 
and American Papercraft.
The last card that I have to share with you is using another cute little digital by Artish called Blanco the Cat!

This is s peek inside at the cat in the hat called Licorice!


We at the Pixie Cottage thought it would be fun to have a little Fall Fun by showing you some of our wonderful digital stamps/images!!
Below you will find a list of the design team participants. Stop by each of their blogs and leave them a comment as well as sign up to follow their blog and you will be put in a drawing for our prize.
What are we giving away?? Well, I think it should be some digital images since this blog hop is all about digital!!!
1st Place--Pick any 5 digital images
from The Pixie Cottage
2nd Place Pick any 3 digital images
from The Pixie Cottage
3rd Place Pick any 1 digital image
from The Pixie Cottage

Here is the list of blogs in the order you should visit them: (remember to leave a comment/and follow at each blog as well as leave a comment here to be put in the drawing for the prizes)

1. Katie
2. Tanya
3. Cheryl
4. Adrina
5. Anne
6.Carla
7. Davi
8. Denise
9. Peggy
10. Tish
11. Sharon
12. Lisette
11. Sadia



I am entering the following challenges:
Creative Cottage - Embossing (my metal tage is embossed)
Shellys - Tic Tac Toe (I chose distressing, punch and bling(glitter) )
Paper Pretties - Make a Square Card
Simon Says Stamp - Punch Em
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Stempeltraeume - Favorite Animal
Paper Playtime - Halloween
Tuesday Taggers - Halloween and Deep Purple
A Crafty Little Place - Spooky
Crafty Creations - Halloween or Autumn
Lil Red Wagon - Halloween
Wild Flower Patch - Halloween
Dutch Dare - Halloween
AI Factory - Halloween
Create With Connie and Mary - Halloween
Paper Play - Halloween
Pixie Dust - Halloween
Treehouse Stamps - Halloween
Crafty Catz - Halloween
Twisted Thursday - Trick or Treat
Daring Cardmakers - Trick or Treat
Oh Alice - Halloween

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Sketch Challenge #42 &/or Use Metal!


For this weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge I used this adorable stamp called Hannah’s Letter by Sandra Hammer.  On my vintage Christmas Card, I used Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology cardstocks as well as bazzill red solid.  My flourishes were created using Tim Holtz sizzex diecuts.  Flowers are by prima.  For a finishing touch and to have metal on my card, I added a Santa charm on the bow.

It's another sketch and challenge at The Pixie Cottage and this week we have a Special Guest Sketch Artist and that is Penny from Busch Creations!
She made this super sketch for us.  Why not get your supplies out and join us in this weeks challenge.



I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Speedy The Cat's Friends - Die Cut or Punch
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's Get Punchy
I Did It Creations - Open week
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Wee Memories - Cute Holiday
Bah Humbug - Elegant Christmas

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #77


For my Midnight Madness card for this week, I used a wonderful digital image from priscillastyle.
Priscilla has created a magnificent tree images just in time for the holidays!  I added Tilda sitting on her holiday bench.  I just love being able to use stamped images as well as digital ones on my cards at the same time.  This card shows how versatile Priscilla's digital trees are!  Both of my images were colored with copics and glittered with stickles and fine glitter.  My papers were by Bo Bunny and Bazzill.  Flowers are by Prisma.
Why not get those supplies out and join us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.
Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC76 Gold Star Award goes to...
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Our MMSC76 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
12. Sue T
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*Our MMSC77 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
"Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More" is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 4 digital stamps of the winner's choice and the tangible prize pictured here.
That prize description is:
a one 6x6 inch Basic Grey "Oliver" paper pad
b. one set of matching Basic Grey "Oliver" buttons
c. one matching Basic Grey Cozy Posies chenille flower
d. a Martha Stewart deep edge punch in the "Flower Bed" style
e. 4 Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps of the winner's choice
Thank you so much for your awesome bonus prize!!!
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**Our October Monthly is....

Click here to see the prize
Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
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I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Add Glitter and Sparkle
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Stamp Something - Use Something Digi
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Winter
Delightful Sketches - Christmas
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes but Buttons and Bows

The Creative Card Crew Challenge PUNCH IT!

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This week's sponsor for The Creative Card Crew is : Fred She Said.  The Creative Card Crew bi-weekly challenge this time around is to use punches somewhere on your card.  For my design card this week I used a cute little Tilda image and used my spellbinders as well as my sizzex flourishes.  My papers are from my stash and Bazzill.  Pearls are by Prima.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Add Glitter and Sparkle
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes 
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes but Buttons and Bows

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #41 Something Sweet!

Playful Penguins (back in stock soon)


For my Pixie Cottage Design Project I used Eileen's cute little stamp called Playful Penguins (back in stock soon).  I had this container left over from some wonderful flowers and thought that it was just perfect for a candy/ treat jar to giveaway.  I used my MS candy punch and punched out my green Minds Eye Papers.  I then punched out the red and white BoBunny paper and glued each of the candies ontop of the green ones.  My ribbon and lace were from my stash.  My gift tag opens for a personal message.  My playful penguins were colored with copics and then stickles were added for bling.

It's time for another Once Upon A Wednesday and we have a lovely sketch for you from Pam.


Our optional challenge this week is to include "Something Sweet" on your project. This could be a sweet image, a sweet sentiment, a sweet container! LOL Anything as long as it is "sweet".
Remember you can play with the sketch, the theme 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.

Why not get those supplies out and join us for this weeks challenge!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment.  It is so appreciated!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Bingo (Ribbon,Stickles and Punch)
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon
One Stitch At A Time - Embellish It
Craftalicious - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #76

For my Midnight Madness Design card for this week, I used our sponsors (DRS) poinsettia stamp as the centerpiece.  For my birthday this week one of the gifts that I received was a new set of prisma pencils, so I decided to try them out on this beautiful Christmas flower stamp.  Crystal lacquer was used as a finishing touch after handcutting and layering the flower petals.  My cardstocks are by bazzill and My Mindseye Christmas stack.  Poinsettia flower was by Prima.  My gorgeous ribbon is by Paper Temptress.
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC75 Gold Star Award goes to...

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
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Our MMSC75 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
45. Julia
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*Our MMSC76 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
DRS Designs - a family owned company since1950 boasts hundreds of original rubber stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted on cling cushion and are proudly hand craftedin the USA. Our rubber stamp collection includes a wide assortment of images including tons of sentiments, easy background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs. The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a secure shopping area and information on ourfree club, Rubber Mania Monthly. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic design team for inspiration and ideas.
Thank you so much for your wonderful bonus prize.
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**Our October Monthly is....

Click here to see the prize
Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
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I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - All Things known as Bling
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - More Is Better (3 of more types of embellishment) (ribbon,pearls,flowers)
If The Shoe Fits  - Any Holiday

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. It is appreciated more than you could ever know!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #40 Sketch or STITCHING!

  For my Pixie Cottage Design Item, I created this cute Halloween Scrapbook Layout using Halloween Froggy digital stamp By Eileen Gutierrez and Hoppy Halloween by Eileen Gutierrez.   After stamping my image, I blew it up on my computer to 150%.  I used my copics for coloring and shading.  Stickles was used for bling and glitter on my candy.  My papers and cardstocks are by Bazzill and Bo Bunny!

Here are 2 other views upclose.  Eileen's stamps are sooooo adorable and so versitile!

It's time for another Once Upon a Wednesday and we have a Special Guest Sketch Artist for you this week!
Hazel is on many Design Teams but found a space in her busy schedule to create this fabulous sketch for us.



I am entering this layout into the following challenges: 
Stamp Something - Something Punchy
Wild Orchid - Stitching
Little Red Wagon - Something Old and Something New (old image, one from last year one of the first I received, as well as the new Pixie Cottage froggie digital stamp from September 2010)
Bunny Zoe's - Autumn Love
Stampin B's - Fall
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Autumn
Challenge Up Your Life - Autumn
Timbro Scrapmania - Fall
No Time To Stamp - Nature
Pear Tree Designs - Autumn

Midnight Madness Sketch #75

This is one of my 2 design cards for this week.  This is using Priscilla's newest digital stamp.  I colored and shaded the Jumpin Jacks using my copics.  Then cut them out and layered with dimensionals and then added some crystal effects for shine.  I just thought that they were soooooo cute.

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For my second design card I used a stamp called Santa Collage.  I am going through a period right now of finding and using beautiful lace.  This lace was given to me and I thought that it would go well with this sketch.
I colored my Santa with my copic markers.  My snowflake metal brads were colored and glittered. I used diamond dust (stampin up) for the glitter.  I also decided at the last moment to add a poinsettia flower at the top.  I often re-look at cards to see how I can add a finishing touch especially when I think that something is missing!
 
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC74 Gold Star Award goes to...
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Our MMSC74 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
 79. Kristy Smith 
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*Our MMSC weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
http://www.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/
Here is a little bit about our newest sponsor : At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and cardmaking craft supplies.We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.Our card making craft supplies include free and our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more. Our prices are very competitive and this is what makes us an ideal place to buy your cardmaking supplies online
Prize itemized list 
Chic Party Clear Stamp Set
Crochet Flower Pink
Sherbet Pips Card Candy
Red Hot Mini Buttons
2.5 Pink stick on gems
Pack of white 140 x 140 card blanks
Various pink vellum
Various organza and satin ribbons

Thank you so much for your generosity Shelley!
We are thrilled to have you as a new sponsor :)
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**Our October Monthly is....

Click here to see the prize
Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
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Here is this weeks Sketch and our Design Team Creations:

Why not get those supplies out and share your creations with us! We have some wonderful prizes up for the grabbing!

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
Oldie but a Goodie - All Creatures Great and Small - both cards
For Fun Challenges - Use Something You Have Never Used Before - DP
Stamp Something - Something Punchy - card 2 Santa card Nesties
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Winter Wonderland- card 2
Hanna and Friends - Christmas cards - card 2
Gingerlot Challenge - All that Sparkles or Blings - both cards
Creative Cottage Challenge - Halloween- Jumpin Jacks
Ellephantastic Challenge - Anything Goes - both cards


Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave a message! I really appreciate all that you took the time to leave me a comment! Thank you!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Creative Card Crew Challenge Fairy Tales!


The theme for the new challenge over at the Creative Card Crew  is fairytales.  Digital Delights is our sponsor for this challenge.  LubyLoo created these wonderful digital stamps.  They were just perfect for this challenge.  I simply love the princess that has been rescued by the Knight and they do live happily ever after!
Isn't it wonderful that it always ends like that in the fairytales!
My cute images were colored and shaded with copic markers.  Then they were cut out and layered with dimensionals.  My papers are Mindseye Laundry Line.  Trims were from Jo Ann's.  My metal hardware is from stampin up!  Why not go over to Digital Delights for these cute inexpensive images (or use your favorite fairy tale stamps) and join in on the fun.  This challenge will go on for 2 weeks and Digital Delights is offering a wonderful prize.  I hope to see all of your wonderful work over at the Creative Card Crew soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #74


For my MM Design Card for this week, I used one of our sponsors stamps called Vertie Bathtime. My papers are by Basic Grey. My embossed background was done with dry embossing using a floral sizzex embossing folder. I then colored each flower with my copics. My trim was from my stash. Buckles were by Stampin up.

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

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*Our MMSC74 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Studio 313 Exclusive Creations
Hello! My name is Shawne, I am an Illustrator. I love art in many forms. There is always something new to learn and experiment with. Card making is perfect with many different mediums and that is how I got hooked! I just recently moved my image line, Studio 313 by Shawne to McMahon Five Designs and am really excited to be working with my friend Sue McMahon. I also have a line of stamps at Clear Dollar stamps, although I am no longer there. You can find out more about my past work and some more recent at my blog
Paper Art From Studio 313.
Shawne
McMahon Five Design
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**Our October Monthly Sponsor is....


Prize Includes:
1 set of 4 Pretty Little Things stamps– Little Girls Dreams
1 set of 4 Pretty Little Things stamps-Valentine Collection
1 set of 24 Language of Love stamps
1 Vintage Vanities Limited Edition-Cupids Arrow rubber stamp
1 Vintage Vanities Limited Edition-Estella rubber stamp
1 package of 3 Prima Eastlake Flowers
1 package of Prima Autumn Ribbon with Flowers
1 package of Prima Rainbow Self Adhesive Pearls
1 package of 2 Prima Golden Butterflies
1 bunch of 6 Prima Calla Lilies
1 bunch of 6 Prima Pink Lilies
1 yard of Prima Jemie Ribbon
D' Amour Allure stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer, http://www.mcmahonfivedesign.com/
WOW!!! Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
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Here is this weeks Sketch and our Design Team Creations:

Challenges:
Creative Cottage - Bling It On
Gingerloft - Glitter and Bling

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. It is soooooo appreciated.