Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pixie Cottage Sketch #50 Party Celebration



This is my last Pixie Cottage Challenge card for the year.  This is one of my favorite images.( From You to Us by Di Carubia) I was helping my friends daughter create a card for her mom and needless to say Jessie got a little carried away with the brown chalk.  I know that her mom will love it though!
Hopefully all your Christmas cards are made and sent and you are getting ready for the big day! This is our last Once Upon A Wednesday for the year and will run for two weeks. I'm sure you appreciate all the wonderful work the team has done for the year and will agree they need a week off ;)

Now on to the sketch, this one was designed by team member Tanya and I'm sure you'll love it!


In addition to the sketch we have the optional challenge of the "Party/Celebration" theme on your project. You can interpret that in many ways, maybe New Years, Birthday, Anniversary or even the birth of a New Baby!

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.

Challenges that I am entering are:
Bunny Zoe = Sparkle and Shine
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Alys Sunday - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Creative Card Crew Wintery Birthday!

For my Creative Card Crew Design card for this week, I decided to use one of my snowmen paperpiecings.  I have been busy making loads of scrapbook layouts lately, for presents and friends alike.  I just love this cute little whimsical snowman.  He is a paper piece pattern from My Scrap Chick.  I centered him on a embossed background with some ink distressing.  He was especially designed for my friend who is a snowman lover!  Papers were by Bazzill and Mindseye.  Glitter was added for bling!

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Creative Card Crew Foliage and or Open Challenge!

This week's challenge at Creative Card Crew is Foliage and is sponsored by One Stop Cards and  Doodle Pantry.  For my design card for this challenge I used a FREEBIE image from Doodle Pantry.  Isn't this just the cutest little bird?  She was colored with my copic markers and sponged with Tim Holtz distressed tumbled glass.  My papers are by bazzill and Minds Eye.  Sentiment is from stampin up.  Laces are from my stash.  Flowers are by Prisma.  (I added some glitter for extra bling on my flowers and image)

Why not grab your own FREEBIE (they have several to choose from at Doodle Pantry) and join in on this weeks challenge!  I am looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Thanks so much for leaving comments for me, they are very much appreciated!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - ribbon and or a tip. 
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
Digital Pantry - Use a Digital Pantry image (You even receive a New Years set just for entering!)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Midnight Madness sketches 82, 83 and 84 for the month of December!

 

For this week's design card from Midnight Madness I  used MMSC82.  My papers/card stocks are by KCCompany, and bazzill.  Flowers are by Prima.  I used loads of bridal lace purchased at Jo Ann's.  Brads are by Minds Eye.  I am looking forward to the months long post and I plan on doing each sketch through out the month!  I hope to see your wonderful creations too, so why not get those supplies out and create!
 The Midnight Madness Sketch challenges has combined three sketches in this post that will last the WHOLE MONTH. We have supplied both the FANCY and CAS sketches for you. In the true celebration of crafting, you are more than welcome to enter as many cards as you like this month. You can even do a few of each if you want to. Just have fun, gain a little inspiration from our Designers cards and get some Holiday cards created. In addition to entering your cards throughout the whole month, we would like to invite you to share with us some of your holiday cheer, memories and things that have made your holidays extra special throughout the years. Along with those wonderful cards you will be posting, we would love to see some holiday pictures (old or new). Share your yummiest holiday recipe, pictures of your pet with a bow on it's head, share your favorite holiday song, video or even a blast from the past with your dad dressed up as Santa. You name it, we want to see it!! You can leave your links in your comments or just add whatever you would like to share with us on your Midnight Madness blog posts. In true holiday spirit, the prizes this month will be the gifts of giving from your heart and from all of us (DT and Players) and simply through the joy of sharing with each other.
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.
ENTER ALL OF THEM THIS MONTH IF YOU WANT TO!!
"YOUR CHOICE"