Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wink Wink Ink Birthday Card with Little Behind!


This is a birthday card that I created using a stamp from Wink Wink Ink called Little Behind! Isn't it just the cutest image. I colored and shaded Little Behind with copics. Papers were from Bazzill and Basic Gray.
My sentiment was computer generated and says "I'm a little behind... in wishing you a Happy Birthday!"
My ribbon was from a Christmas collection that I purchased some time ago at 80% off after Christmas. Flowers are from Prima.


This is another look at the 3-D layering using pop dots.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #16

It's Once Upon Wednesday time and it's time for another Special Guest Sketcher!
This week our guest sketcher is:
Jacque from Jacques Magnolia's!!!
If you haven't been privy to a Jacque creation before then you are in for a treat.
She designs for Magnolialicious, Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia along with too many more to mention!

This is my design card for this weeks challenge:

Using Ballerina Fairy taking a Ride by Alisa Ramirez

The Papers that I used were by basic gray, bazzill, and bo bunny. I am proud of the fact that instead of purchasing new papers I used scraps from my stash. I just love that organdy dotted ribbon too which is also left overs from another project.
My ballerina fairy was popped out several times and colored and shaded with copics.

I am linking this to:
Raise the Bar - Colour me Happy
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Angel - Summer
S2G Challenge - Flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Stitching
Kraftin Kimmie - Flowers

Monday, April 26, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #51

Welcome to another week of our Midnight Madness sketch challenge. Wow how time has flown! Next weekwill be our anniversary week/month and we sure have some fun and prizes in store for you. Now, if you are a Penny Black Stamp fan, if you love Blog Candy, and if you are a sucker for a good challenge, be sure to check back and see what we have in store for the month of April. We appreciate our players and followers so much and we will be in full swing with all the festivities,celebrations and giveaways.
This week is Carolyn's last week with the MMDT.
We will sure miss her here and I for one will be stalking her blog regularly to keep in touch!
Once again, 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.

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


For my design card this week, I used a image from our sponsor Sunflowers and Dragonflies. I colored the door image with copics and layered pieces of the door up to 3 times for dimension.

I have taken coordinating ribbons & layered them down the sides of my image in place of scallops.

I am linking my card to these challenges:
Raise the Bar - Colour me Happy
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats Weekly Challenge - Stitching
Hand Full of Stamps - Use up that stock (at least 2)

Friday, April 23, 2010



This is my design card this week for Wink Wink Ink Stamps. This cute little digi is called Blossom Baby and is available at Wink Wink Ink. I used copics for the coloring and shading as well as stickles and chunky glitter for sparkle. Papers are by Bo Bunny and Bazzill. Isn't this fairy baby adorable?

I am linking this card to these challenges:
Hand Full of Stamps: Use up that stock.
Shirley's 2 Girls: Spring with a twist- flowers
Sew Many cards: Anything goes
Creative Belli Challenge- Die Cuts
Our Creative Card Corner - Blossoms
Your Next Stamp - Stitching
Crafty Pad - Stitching
Pennys - Open week
Practical Scrappers- ribbons, floss, fibers

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blog Candy Winners!

Wow, it was so nice to read all of those messages from all of my fellow bloggers from all over the world!
In addition to posting the winners of the blog candy, I am also giving away a package of sample cards and some other goodies to 3 other followers! I would ask that if possible when you have received your candy please let me know so I can check out one of your projects using the blog candy!
It is so hard to believe that a whole year has passed already! Wow!
So here are my winners for this round! The random generator chose:
KNERTEN: from Norway and VICKIE KERTZ from U.S.A.
the other 3 special winners this round are:
1. Ukka from Russia
2. Jan from Durham United Kingdom
3. LindaSS from Norway

PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: with the message BLOG candy winner in the title.

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #15 : Mother's Day or to a Special Lady

It's Once Upon Wednesday time and for this challenge we'd love to see your cards for Mothers Day or for a very Special Lady in your life.
We also have a fabulous sketch from Pam

Remember the choice is yours; do the sketch, the theme or both!

One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.
Winners will be announced on the Friday following the end of the challenge.

Girls of the World Janneke by Lisa Schmidt

This is my Design Card for The Pixie Cottage Challenge. I used one of the stamps from the Girls of the World Series of stamps that is available at The Pixie Cottage. My sentiments were from Stampin Up. Papers were by the yellow bicycle and bazzill. I even made some of my flowers from coordinating card stock. I created my square cute outs with my spellbinders. For this challenge you can choose to use the sketch, Mother's Day or a Card for a Special Lady.

I am also linking this to the following challenges:
Handful of Stamps - You're Special to Me
Your Next Stamp - Stitching
Crafty Pad - Stitching
Allsorts - In Stitches
Sweet Stampin - In Stitches
Magical Crafts - Something for the Girls
Pennys - Open week
Creative Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Alota Rubber Stamps - Mothers Day
Practical Scappers - Floss, Fibers or Ribbons
Other Lovelies - Embellishments
Cute Card Thursday - Touch Feely
Meljens Designs - 3D Touches
Little Red Wagon - Dry Embossing
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Spring is Finally here
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #50

Welcome to Gunn and Jessica
who will be joining our Design Team!

Once again, 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.

Enter one style or both this this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC49 Gold Star Award goes to...
28. America
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
1. Loz
26. pam124
29. Jorunn
36. Holly Miller

Please grab your awards logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC49 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
20. Peggy Elms
*Our MMSC50 weekly Bonus sponsor is..... Gurlee Girl

Gurlee Girl Craft Store has expanded to include the latest Magnolia Stamps, Prima Flowers, and of course my Gurlee Girl Stamps for your crafting need. Chelsea is looking forward to adding more wonderful craft products we all love to use on our projects. She only stocks a limited number of inventories for each item, and they will not be re-stocked, so please make sure to stop by and check out the latest items available now in her store now. Chelsea is giving our MMSC50 weekly bonus winner a $20 voucher for her store. Thank you Chelsea..we love your products and images.

**Our April Monthly Sponsor is....
Click HERE to see this fabulous prize worth
well OVER $100

This is my card for this week's sketch. The image that I was to use for this week is from Sunflowers and Dragonflies and is called Two Witches. I created a cute little card for the Halloween Season. My papers were by bo bunny and Bazzill


I wanted a little more bling on this card so I added MS fine detail glitter to my circles. I just love lots of bling!

I am also linking this card to these challenges:

ABC~S for sparkle
Stamp Something- layers
Creative Belli - Die Cuts (Spellbinders)
Your Next Stamp - Stitching
Allsorts - In Stitches
Sweet Stampin - In Stitches

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wink Wink Ink Horse Design Card


This is a card that I created for my Niece whose birthday is next month. She just loves horses and the digital stamp over at Wink Wink Ink is just perfect! I usually post my card for Wink Wink Ink on Friday, but it has been one of those weeks! First my printer died... I have really used it very heavily over the past year and it just simply gave out. My new printer is not here yet but luckily I had printed out a few of these cute horse digital images. Then on Friday, my husband had to go to the eye specialist and it took from 8 to 1... I had taken stamped images to paint while I was waiting but it did put me behind!

For this card I used my MS grass puch as well as a stampin up Happy Birthday stamp.
Papers were by bazzill and basic gray.

I have also linked this card to:
Stamp Something - Something Layered
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog Candy with 2 Winners Ends April 20th


Happy Spring! I have 2 Blog Candies available. To be entered in the drawing, please add a comment below! You must also be a follower of mine and post my blog candy to your sidebar.

This post will stay close to the top of my blog. For newer posts please scroll down.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge #14 Buttons & Guest Sketch Artist!

It's Once Upon Wednesday time and for the second week in a row we have news for you!
Not only are we now on weekly challenges but every other week will have a Guest Sketch Artist providing the sketch for you! We've secured some of the most popular artists in the card blogging world to share their talents with us for One Week Only!
You won't be disappointed and every other week you'll be surprised with a new Guest Sketcher!
Today we have our 1st guest, a very talented sketcher, it's Priscilla from the super popular Midnight Madness Challenge Blog.

The sketch, exclusive to The Pixie Cottage this week, is:


This is my design card for the Pixie Cottage Challenge for this week! Guess What! I am just thrilled that for the very first Guest Sketch Artist, we have Priscilla from Midnight Madness! Not only does she have the best sketches around, she is such an awesome ARTIST. She has started her own digital image line that is absolutely wonderful!

For my card this week, I used the stamp "Hannah by the Pond". This stamp was illustrated by Sandra Hammer. Isn't she just perfect! I have sat by the pond (or lake in my case) many times. Each July, my family travels to Northern Indiana to spend the fourth with my sisters and brother. We often sit on the rock wall and look over the lake, especially for those wonderful Independence Day fireworks. This image is really near and dear to my heart and I just couldn't resist using it for this weeks sketch!

CRAFT - Buttons
Crafty Anns - Let The Sun Shine In
Fun 2 Stamp - Flowers
ResQ - Pick at least 2 clues from a puzzle. I chose flowers,buttons, pattern, Spring
Just Cute Bears - Flowers
Simple Doodles - Inspire Someone
Raise the Bar - Spring for It
The Pink Elephant - 1 image, 2 dies and 3 of your favorite embellishment
Paper Jewels: Sewing and Buttons
Stamp Something: Sewing
Your Next Stamp: Sewing

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge # 49

Once again, 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.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC48 Gold Star Award goes to...
31. Iris
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
14. Grace N
46. Teri Sherman

Our MMSC48 Weekly Bonus Winner is...

Our MMSC49 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Wags 'n Whiskers is excited to announce that they are now selling
digital stamps of their first two releases!!
Thank you Lacey :)
**Our April Monthly Sponsor is....
Click HERE to see this fabulous prize worth
well OVER $100


This is my design card for sketch #49. The image that I used is from our sponsor Stamp and Create and is called Super Ryan. I chose to modify the sketch somewhat as I did not break my large puzzle piece into 4 separate ones. I used patriotic papers as well as lots of rhinestones throughout for lots of sparkle.

I am linking my card to these challenges:

Simple Doodles: Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge: R is for red. Red is my main color!
C.R.A.F.T.: Buttons.
Crafty Angels: My favorite things: Rhinestones
Cupcake Craft: Childhood Memories: My boys loved to dress up as superheros
Simon says Stamp: for a child: Red card.
So Many Cards: Stitching
Stamp Something: Stitching

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wink Wink Ink DT card for April


This is my design card for Wink Wink Ink for this week. I chose this whimsical and magical dragon named Jewel. As purple is one of my all time favorite colors, I chose to use it as an accent color. I used crystals on the embossed background as well as lots of glitter, lace and ribbons. I made my paper flower with matching cardstocks. I distressed the papers for texture. Jewel was printed on watercolor 140 weight paper and was painted & shaded with copic markers. I also used chunky glitter as well as green fine glitter on her. I just love this wonderful little dragon, so sweet! Jewel can be purchased at Wink Wink Ink.

I am also entering this card in these challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Love: Love you bunches!
Your Next Stamp - Purple
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Wings
Simon Says Stamp - Card for a Child
Pixie Dust Studio - Wings
Our Creative Corner - Use buttons: I have one of my vintage pearl buttons on this card!
Order of the Opus Gluei - Sparkle: I have sparkle with my glitter and gems
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - Fairytale
C.R.A.F.T. - Buttons : I have one on my card. My vintage Pearl!
Cupcake Craft - Make your own flowers: I made mine from matching cardstocks

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge #13 Sketch and Dry Embossing

Hello and welcome to another Wish Upon A Wednesday!
Firstly let's get to the winners of last weeks challenge;
The randomly picked winner of their choice of two fabulous Pixie Cottage stamps is Mary S from Big Mamma's Stampin House!
Our Top Three picks are (in no particular order)
Cheryl W Sweet Designs by Cheryl
Sheila Doubtfire's Musings
Kim From I'm Living in Paradise


At the Pixie Cottage we are changing things up a little
and are now going to be offering challenges every week!
Also we are changing to a "Take Your Pick" style challenge. We will give you a sketch and a technique/product/theme and you can chose to do one, the other or both!
This week's sketch comes from Senior Team Member Pam.
Along with the sketch we have the technique of Embossing, wet or dry, so please play along with the sketch, technique or both!
Remember you can use any stamp company you like but if you have some Pixie Cottage stamps we'd love to see what you can do with them.


I used an adorable little image created by Eileen Gutierrez. She is simply an amazing illustrator. This stamp can be purchased at The Pixie Cottage.
For my card I decided to make an easel card. I just love the way that they are displayed.
My papers are by sassafras and bazzill. I used the sketch and had some dry embossing on my easel card. I just love the orange and blue colors together.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bah! humbug #12 - Embossing : my circle embossing
Crafty creations #61 - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Birthday Challenge Happy Birthday
Just Add Ink - Just Add ... Ink
MelJens Designs - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
S2G Challenge - Have Fun and Anything Goes
Simple doodles...layers Lots of Layers
Praire Fairy Texture
Love Digi wanted 3 papers, 2 brads and 1 embellishment
Alota Rubber Stamps wanted 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something else!
My Time To Craft were On The Spot my embossed spots!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #48

Enter one style or both this week.
Our MMSC47 Gold Star Award goes to...
28. Gini Cagle
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
9. pam124
43. Holly Miller

Please grab your awards logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC47 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
8. Christina C.

Our March Month End Grand Prize Winner is....
52. Connie M.

Our "priscillastyles Store" follower Winner is....
*Our MMSC48 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

**Our April Monthly Sponsor is....


This is my envie that I made using Priscilla's easy
thick style envelope template.
To create this lovely envie I used this weeks sketch challenge!

Check out Priscilla's store for the templates and digi's
that I used


My matching card was made using Priscilla's digi images.
I printed the swirls on scrapbook papers and then printed out the birds on
watercolor papers. My lovely birds were colored with copics.
Liquid lacquer was usedto make the image glossy.
I layered each bird several times for dimension.
The template for this hanging card can be purchased at Priscilla's store.


Here is another close up look at my pretty bird!
Those digi's are sooooo pretty!


This is another look at the inside of my unique hanging card.
Spring is definitely in the air!
I used Priscilla's swirly digis' pattern on the paper was printed out on
my home computer. They just really make my paper pop!


Michelle Purkett is our sponsor this week.
This cute little bunny is one of her images
that I colored from last week's sketch.
She has so many cute digi's available at her store!

I am linking my challenge project this week to:
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Rolling into Spring
The Pink Elephant - Nature - all of my birdies!
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Meljen's Designs - Anything Goes
Simple Doodles - Layers
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Anything Goes add ink I added lots with my printer!
S2G Challenges - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wink Wink Ink : I was in a real Jam!

Isn't this just the cutest image! I colored my glass jar and mouse with copic markers and then highlighted the jar with crystal lacquer to give the impression of glass. My image was popped up several times with dimensionals for more of a 3-D look.
Papers were by cordinations and kaisercraft. By embossing and then lightly sanding the cordinations paper, the embossed image was highlighted for more texture. Stickles were added for the jam on the muffin as well as around my frame.
This adorable image comes pre-colored or plain, so that you can color it yourself. It also has three different sentiments. Check out the wonderful images over at Wink Wink Ink.