Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Sketch #63 and or Stitching Challenge

For my Pixie Cottage Design Card for this Wednesday I used the stamp Pleasant Porch by ARTish.
I simply adore all of the background stamps that are available over at the Pixie Cottage.  I colored and shaded my porch with copics and SU ink only orange.  My card stocks are by Sassafras and Bazzill.  Flowers are by Prima.

It's Wednesday so it means another challenge here at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
We have a fabulous sketch and our theme this week is "stitching"



Remember 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:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow
- Stitching
Meljen's
- Punches
Paperplay
- Distressing
Just Magnolia
- Bingo
Make It Colorful
- Color a Background
Magnolia Stamp Lovers
- Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint
- Flowers
Delicious Doodles
- Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown
- Florals
Hannah and Friends #87 - "Spring"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Creative Card Crew Challenge "For a Child"

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For my design card for this weeks creative card crew challenge, I chose to do a cute little Mother's Day card with one of my Hanglar/Stanglar images.  She was colored and shaded with my copics.  Sentiment is computer generated  Ribbons were from my stash.  My card stock is by Graphic 45 and bazzill.
Our Creative Card Crew challenge for this week is "For a Child!"  We'd love to see what you come up with! Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps
The prize for this week's challenge is:

Challenges that I am entering:
Crafty Pad - Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Ribbons & Bows
Stamp Insanity - Punch it out
Freshly Brewed - Two or More Embellishments
Gingerloft - Die Cuts and Punches
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything But Square

Paper PlaytimeAnything Goes
Make it Monday – Anything goes
Wee memories –  Anything Goes
Little Claire’s  – Pink & Green
Crafty Calendar – Love
Stamp Something - something Spring
Fairy Tale - green & pink
Crafty Purple Frog -Green
Scrapbook Sisters – Mother
Crafts and Me – anything goes

Midnight Madness Sketch #97

For my design card for this week I used Priscilla's beautiful  BALLERINA RESTING DIGITAL STAMP.I think that this stamp is just sooooo elegant.  My cardstocks/papers are by bo bunny and bazzill.  My embellishments are by prima.  My ballerina was colored and shaded with copics.  As usual for me I have a lot of stitching.
I used Lindy's spray on my butterflies and flower for additional color.  I think that they blended beautifully.

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 :)
Our MMSC96 Gold Star Award goes to...
 40. Gro Tjeltveit 
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
 11. Karen Wallace 
 30. Brenda K 
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Our MMSC95 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
*Our MMSC97 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
The MMSC97 Weekly Bonus winner will win a 
$20 Gift Voucher redeemable for any digi images in the "priscillastyles" Store
Stop by and check out all the new images!!
 
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**Our March Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
 Click HERE to see this fantastic Month end Prize
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Challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes Digi
Meljen's - Punches
Stamp Insanity - Punches
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stitching
Do You Stack Up? - Shine On
Stampin Vacation Start Here = Nestabilities

Iris' Spot and 2 Patterned Paper Challenge


Over at Iris' Spot the sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps. I simply love carousel horses so this one was simply perfect. My cardstocks are by basic grey and geidi grace designs and of course bazzill.  I colored my carousel horse with prisma colored pencils.  Sponging was with my SU inkpad certainly celery.  Ribbon is by bo bunny.  Rhinestones were from my stash.  Get those pattered papers out and join Iris' Spot for this fun challenge.
Challenges that I am entering:
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes Digi
Colour Create - Pastels
Meljen's - Punches
Stamp Insanity - Punches
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stitching
Do You Stack Up? - Shine On
Stampin Vacation Start Here = Nestabilities
Creative Cowgirls - Spring or Easter
Alys Sunday - Happy Spring
Sew Many Challenges - Spring Fling
Stamp Something - Spring Something
Totally Gorjuss - Spring has Sprung
Creative Craft Friends - Spring
Sparkles Forum - Springtime

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch #96

 
For my Midnight Madness Sketch card for this week I used Tilda with tulips.  Tilda was colored and shaded with my Prisma colored pencils.  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays for my formerly white prima flowers. Pins and beads were from my stash.
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 MMSC95 Gold Star Award goes to...
 25. Brenda K  
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
 14. laila  
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Our MMSC95 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
16. NanaConnie   
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*Our MMSC96 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but over the past few months, we've added so much more. . . from cardstock to cellophane bags, as well as a variety of embellishments for your cardmaking or scrapbooking projects. , ,  stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, lots of ribbon, and over 20 choices of colors in our flatback pearls and rhinestones.   Our two newest additions to the inventory are The Best Glue Ever, and the Embellie Gellie - tools to make your crafting sooo much easier. Please stop by and take a look at our store: Pizzazz Aplenty
Remember, there's no such thing, as too much bling!
~Judy~ 
Here is the list of items:
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm White Flatback Pearls
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm Dark Chocolate Flatback Pearls
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm Gold Flatback Rhinestones
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm Purple Flatback Rhinestones
1 package (10 yards) Black & White Baker's Twine
1 package (10 yards) Chocolate Toffee Metallic Dream String
1 roll (5 yards) 1/4" Sage Grosgrain Ribbon
1 package (25) Gold Dragonfly Brads
1 package (40) 5mm Bubble Pearls (rainbow colors)
1 package (20) 2" Dark Green Skeleton Leaves
1 package (1) Gel Picker
 
Thank you so much for your very generous prize Judy :)
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**Our March Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
 Click HERE to see this fantastic Month end Prize
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Challenges that I am entering are:
Craft Your Passion - Show Your Appreciation
Happy Scrappin' - Spring Pastels
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Oh La La Creations - Special Friend
Sugar Creek Hollow - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You Got
Digi Doodles Shop - Anything Goes
Papercutz - Anything Goes
Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You've Got (anything goes)
Card Cupids - Spring
Alys - Happy Spring
Stamps R Us - Spring
Stamp With Fun - Spring
Stamping With The Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags N Whiskers - Spring
I Did It - Spring
Creative Inspirations Paint - Easter
Charisma Cardz - Use a Die Cut
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Use a Die Cut
Gingerloft - Die Cuts or Punches
Wild Orchid - Dies or Punches
Let's Ink It Up - Dies or Punches(must use Rubber stamp)
Just Magnolia - Favorite Color Combo
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Use Pastels
House of Gilli - Pastels with Bling
One Stop Crafts - Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
Little Miss Muffet - Brads, Pearls or Gems
Daring Cardmakers - Going Postal
Incy Wincy - Embossing
Frosted Designs - Banners
Guylous - Dots
Meljen's - Dots
Res Q - Sewing

Monday, March 21, 2011

Scrapbooking / Cardmaking Getaway Plus Classes and More!

This past weekend I taught classes in watercolors and copic shading at the Glitterie's sponsored weekend scrapbooking/cardmaking getaway.(here in Indy) We had so much fun! A special thanks to Michelle (owner of Pixie Cottage Stamps) for her wonderful donation of 4 pixie stamps that were given away at my classes! They definitely were a hit!

 
We were at the Ramada at the Airport for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Boy those girls sure do stay up late to get those pages done!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge #61 and or Green color/ Green (Recycled)

For my DT card for the Pixie Cottage I used the stamp  Window Seat by ARTish.    I colored my image with copics and added liquid lacquer to the window panes for shine and dimension.  My DP is by basic gray and bazzill.  Pearls by prima and lace from Jo Ann's.  I just love how versatile the Pixie Cottage background stamps are.
It's Wednesday so it means another challenge here at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
We have a fabulous sketch and our theme this week is "Green" and you can choose to make that the color Green or give your card a "Green" theme by using something Recycled on it.



Remember 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 card into the following challenges:
Going Grey - Anything Goes (2 entries)
Card Cupids
- Green
Sentimental Sunday's
- Green and a Sentiment
ECP
- Green
Card Makin Mama's
- Green
Delicious Doodles
- Green
Creative Craft Challenges
- Lace (including Doilies)
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Aly's Sunday: Anything goes
Phindy's Place: Thinking of You

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Creative Card Crew Go Green and Some new DT members!

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For my Creative Card Crew design card for this week I used this adorable image from Robyn's Fetish.  My basket of cuties was colored with my copics.  Papers were by yellow bicycle and bazzill.  My lace and ribbons are from my stash!


This week at the Creative Card Crew, our sponsor is The Paper Shelter!


If you're looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter has what you're looking for! The Paper Shelter was created and is proudlu owned by Pedro Moran & Veronica Atanacio.
The Paper Shelter offers a catalog of high quality digi stamps with many different kind of options and multitude of themes to suit all your creative needs. The stamps are available in standard black and white line art as well as in pre colored format, both in JPG and PNG files.
For this challenge, The Paper Shelter team is happy to offer the winner a $15 Gift Certificate to spend in the store. Have fun with our images!
The prize this week is a $15 Gift Certificate to their store!
Also...
Congratulations to the following artists!  They are our newest DT members for the Creative Card Crew!
#111 Val
#115 Bettina
#121 Gry/Daisy
#127 Karli
#92 Corry
#25 Rebekah
#137 Susan's Crafty Chaos

I am really looking forward to working with these wonderful gals!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Colour Scheme
Paperplay - Shades of greeen
Allsorts - Luck of the Irish
Papertake weekly - Triple Tastic (3 embelishments) 
Stampinsanity - pop of green
Easy Craft Projects - green

Midnight Madness Sketch #95


For my midnight madness card for this week, I used strawberry Matilda as my image. She was colored and shaded with my copics. My solid cardstocks are by bazzill and my background cardstocks are leftovers from my stash! Flowers and brads are by Prima.

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 MMSC94 Gold Star Award goes to...
 1. An 
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
 3. Brenda K   9. Valerie Mitchell  
 21. Wenche WTE 

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Our MMSC94 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
 19. Janine B 
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*Our MMSC95 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
www.deedeesdigis.com  
Deedee's Digis offers an exclusive line of wholesome digital "stamps." Most of our sets include greetings, because we know how frustrating it can be to try to find just the "right" greeting after you've got your perfect image all colored up! We are a Christ-centered company, and you will find that many of our sets include KJV Scripture verses. We feel very blessed to be part of such a talented community of paper crafters!
Prize Details: Small Hexagon Organizer by Scrap Paper Scissors; 1 "Arch Lattice" border punch by Martha Stewart; 4 yards Boutique Fleur lace embellishments; 6 piece Boutique Fleur floral embellishments; 6 piece Boutique Fleur butterfly embellishments; 36 piece Glitter Adhesive Flourishes by Recollections; 3 packages Dimensional gem & swirl stickers by Recollections; 1 package stick-on half pearls by Recollections Plus A $10 Gift Voucher
Thank you so much Deedee..this is an great Weekly Prize!
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**Our March Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
 Click HERE to see this fantastic Month end Prize


Challenges for this card:
Aly's Snday Challenge - Anything Goes 
GingerLorft - Use Flowers
Little Claires - Flowers 
Crafty Anne's - Sketch and/or Spring

The Pink Elephant - Spring
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Spring has Sprung
Woodware USA - Spring Is Coming
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Spring
House of Gilli - Pastels and Bling
Stampin B's - Bling
Res Q - Use a Little Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Fresh Brewed - 3 or More Patterned Papers

Iris' Spot and Glitter Challenge

 
For my card this week for Iris' Spot I used a digital from our sponsor  CocoDingo!!.
My image was colored and shaded with copics.  As this weeks challenge is glitter, I added some diamond dust to my bow and spots.  My sentiment & background stamp are from SU.  Cardstocks are from Bazzill.
Challenges:
Stampin B's - Bling
Paper Pretties - Ribbon

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch # 94

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For my Midnight Madness card today, I used 2 digitals from our sponsor Whimsie Doodles.  The sentiment in this set is simply perfect, You're Paw-sitively Fabulous!  My image was colored & shaded with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  Cardstocks were from my stash and I used Bazzill for the solid. 


  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 MMSC93 Gold Star Award goes to...
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Our MMSC93 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
 41. Lynne in NI 
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*Our MMSC94 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Whimsie Doodles is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog , were we also post weekly challenges and tutorials.

Special Discount Offer:
A special offer for MMSC Fans - use the discount code MM10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today*.
Brand NEW Whimsie Doodles Baby Joy Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Retail Value of $20
Thank you so much Whimsie Doodles for your wonderful offer and prize.
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**Our March Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
 Click HERE to see this fantastic Month end Prize
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Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - R is For Ribbon
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
Gingerloft - Flowers
Little Miss Muffet - Designer Paper (1 entry)
Rubber Cafe - Real or Faux Stitching
4 Crafty Chicks - Real or Faux Stitching
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Anything Goes
Digis With Attitude - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Power of Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with a Digi
Inky Impressions- Easel Card


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Sketch # 59 and or SPRING!


  For my Pixie Cottage card this week I used my favorite stamp from Pixie Cottage called Robin's Nest by ARTISH.  This stamp is sooooo much fun to watercolor.  I used a total of  3 tombow markers for this card.  And it was sooooo easy to paint.  My cardstock was my favorite Bazzill & plaid Mindseye.  My hardware is by stampin up and ribbon is from my stash.


It's Wednesday so it means another challenge here at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
We have a fabulous sketch and our theme this week is "Spring" and we'd love to see those flowers, butterflies, even an Easter Bunny or two!



Remember 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:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Punches
I Did It - Punches or Dies
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing or Paper Piecing
Oldie But A Goodie - Spring Is In The Air (must be stamped and stamp older than 6 months)
Crafty Secrets - Spring
Everybody Art - Spring
Papercutz - Spring
Paper Garden - Spring
Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring
Incy Wincy - Spring Is In The Air
Critter Sketch Challenge - Sentiment
Top Tip Tuesday - Favorites

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Creative Card Crew Gothic!


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The Creative Card Crew Challenge is sponsored by  Simon Says Stamp this week!  The theme for our challenge at the Creative Card Crew is  Gothic!  Check out the fabulous DT samples at the Creative Card Crew for inspiration!  For my design card this week, I used a cute digi called Fire!  My card stock is bazzill.  I embossed my background for added texture.

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In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world.  We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!
Happy customers are the heart of our business.
We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies!  Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current.  Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door! 
Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock.   They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic and so much more!  With free shipping for all International orders over $200 and USA Orders over $70, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.  
The prize is $20 gift certificate to the store!   Thank so much for the wonderful prize this week!

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

Challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes (3 entries)
Cupcake Crafts - Anything But Square
Tuesday Throwdown - Tag You're It
Sweet Stampin - Girly
Craft Your Passion - Girly Girl
Wags N Whiskers - Punches
I Did It - Punches or Dies
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing or Paper Piecing
Rainbow Lady - Shabby Chic
CCEE Stampers - Distressing
Anything Goes - Distressing
Thrilling Thursday - Ribbon
Fresh Brewed - Ribbons and Bows