Sunday, May 30, 2010

This card is for the Little Red Wagon Challenge: Birthday. My baby sisters baby graduates and turns 18 in two weeks so this card is for her. She is a beautiful young lady and it is hard to believe she is all grown up. She is a outgoing tomboy riding like the wind and then she can be so feminine so I chose this bright green, blue and black combo. I made a gate card with a pocket inside. The dp paper is Bo Bunny and solid SU. The black punched strips are with the MS doily and stitched on and the black is a #10 nestie accented with the green,a scalloped oval nestie. I used 6 matching green eyelets on the ends. The flower is punched and outlined and used the hand dyed seam binding to wrap around and tie close..On the inside I used the MS punch on the three rows of the pocket and stitched it.. The HB is computer generated and matted on the black. I also cut out 18 and matted it on the stripe and black with a jewel. The tag is the stripped paper then a layer of creme so I will be able to write my message to her. The pocket will also hold a gift card.
This also fits challenges:
Your Next Stamp
: Border Punches
Auds Sentiments
: Its Your Day
Polka Doodles
: Sew & Sew
: Eyelets
Creative Inspiration
: Sewing/ faux
Aly's Sunday Sketch: Ribbons and bows


Friday, May 28, 2010

This is card is Just for Fun. The challenge is black, orange and white. This fun stamp is a Stampendous called floppy foursome.I stamped the dotted paper with some flower stamps to add some grey and added a little black stickles to them and the dots. The black print has crystal stickles on the white areas . The black layer was run thru a cuttlebug folder and then stickles added to it also. The orange layer edges were scruffed up a little and darkened. I wrapped two rounds of the seam binding around the print added a fluffy bow and some fun buttons from my grammas button box.

It also fits Challenges:
Delightful Sketch: Texture
Incy Wincy: Buttons
Cupcake Craft: Black, Grey and 1 color
Pink Elephant: Orange
Magic Crafts: Black, White and 1 color
Creative Craft: Ribbons & Bows

Guest Bartender

It time for a RAISE THE BAR CHALLENGE today and they have a great sketch so stop by and give it a try. I'm thrilled to one of their guest designers. I chose to use one of the new Pixie Cottage Stamp, Hannah on stepping stones by the talented Sandra Hammer. I colored her with watercolors, polka dotted her dress and framed her with a spellbinder that was run thru a cuttlebug folder. The background is a pretty pink & green My Minds Eye paper. The black is punched with a MS lace and the pink cut with decorative scissors. The chipboard flourish is covered with stickles and tied with a little dotted ribbon and then I made and added the flower. The flourished are covered with black stickles to add a little bling. Have fun raising the bar this week!
This also fits:
Creative Card Crew: pink & green
Quixotic: Emboss it
Cas-tastic: Touch of green

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Yes, Its Wednesday and that means its time for A Pixie Cottage Challenge.The Team has made some dynamite inspiration for you. Come on over and play with us. Our guest, Bev has a fab sketch and the theme is a tag or pocket. You can choose to do one or both. My image is called Maisy and Matts Wedding by Di Carubia. Pixie Cottage has gone digital!! Stop by and take a look at all the great images available in digital and rubber. I stitched the lace onto the strip and the dp onto the base then stitched the lace pocket on. The tag has a white back on it to write the message on. Faux stitched the tag and image and made the flowers to match the dp.
This also fits:
Stamp Something: 2 of anything two scallop circles
Crafty Anns: Lots of color
Town Scrapper: Flower and Lace
All Sorts: Tag or ticket
My time to Craft: Vivid Colors
Paper Play: Wedding Celebrations
Inky Impressions:F=flowersL=lace O=round


Today The Creative Inspiration Challenge is distressed. This is my guest card. I used a scrap dp, stamped a purple lace on it and then aged it . The purple plum is SU which I stamped with a flourish, added some bling with the jewel flourish and aged it for a vintage look.The beautiful image is Hannah with butterflies by Sandra Hammer. You can find this Pixie Cottage Stamp at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. I watercolored her and then cut with a scalloped rectangle nestie. I drew the butterfly on vellum and colored with alcohol inks and glitter. I made the flowers, aged and glittered them also. I tied a fluffy bow with some handdyed seam binding and added some beads.

This also fits:
Method Playground: Antique
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Distressed
Sir Stampalot: Blooms and Butterflies
K&L Stampin: All tore up
Totally Gorjuss: Bling
Wednesday Flutterby: Flowers and butterfly
Clearly I Stamp: Flowers
The Wildflower Patch: Distressed
ABC: V for vintage

Monday, May 24, 2010

I am Very excited to be a part of the Tuesday Throwdown Team. Come join in our first challenge, simply color an image for your project.Our team has some great inspiration for you. I have used the sweet digital Kate planting from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, our sponsor this week. They have a great selection of digital and some clear, so check them out. This is a spring card. I used a print from my scrap box that I cut with a decorative scissor and then stitched around. I colored my image with watercolors mounted on a textured yellow and then faux stitched. The sentiment and image is cut with a # 1 nestie. I made some flowers for the base that was cut with a MS daisy punch. The leaves and butterflies were punched and then a piece of hand dyed seam binding was wrapped around the base, a bow tied and a flower put on it. Kate planting and the flowers are what the season is all bout! New life after the winter rest.This also fits the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy
: As you like it
Daisy Doodles
: Anything goes
Crafty Calender: The great outdoors
Stamping Vacation
: Clear as mud..Star=Flowers the star of summer
Order of the Opus Glu
ei: Seasons
Sew Many: Anything goes
Flourishes Timeless Tues
day: Make your own flowers

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge say it with flowers. I used SU papers and ran the pink& white thru the dotted swiss folder. I used a SU flourish wheel for the strip. I made the flowers with SU and My Minds Eye papers used a round punch and shaping or clipping petals. I used stickles on the large rose. The sentiment is from SU also. I cut the white with decorative scissors and foam dotted the smaller one up The butterflies are cut from pink vellum and a little pearl between each one.
It also fits the following.
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie: Add a pearl
Charisma Cardz: 3D
Flutterby Wednesday: Flowers & butterfly, angel, fairy
Fab& Funky:Make your own embellishments
Inky Impressions: F=flowers E=embossing S= sparkle
Pollycraft Monday: Summer Blooms


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Card is for Stampin Sisters in Christ. Grace Challenged us create with singing or music from the Scripture Psalm 95:1-3a. My husband plays the guitar and is worship leader and can you believe it I dont have a guitar stamp. I did have a violin. My grandfather played the violin when I was a child and I loved to listen to him. We always have music in our home cuz dh is always practicing a new song or creating one that he has written himself. I think this might be some type of stepcard. I stamped my white with a music stamp and made the flowers with it. I used a MS fence and arch punch. The Scripture is cut from an oval nestie backed with the #10. I The violin stamp doesnt have a name. I also cut out the bow for the violin using little shreds for the bow hairs. I used SU solid and Kaisercraft print. I used assorted punches to create the top.

This also fits:
Raise the Bar:Yellow, grey & white
Practical Scrappers: Patterned Paper

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at The Pixie Cottage! Come join us this week and have fun with the sketch and/or the theme, paper piecing. It is one of my favorite things to do. My cute image is the Sweet Molly by Eileen Gutierez. If you pop on over to Michelles Scrapbooking and More you will find she not only has this stamp but she has some wonderful new releases plus SO much more. I used two coordinating dps from BoBunny. I watercolored my image and pieced her clothing, the sucker she is holding, the frosting on the cupcake and the suckers. I used a scalloped circle nestie and the MS loop punch. Colored and cut out more suckers for embellies and for the tag.This fun card is going to be for my great niece. This also fits: Just Cute Bears: 3brads,2dps and 1 ribbon Totally Gorjuss: Circle
High Hopes: For a child Frosted Designs: Rainbow colors All Sorts: Happy Birthday Charisma Cardz: Sweet Food Crafty Creations: Celebration/encouragement
Creative Inspiration
:Card for a Child

Monday, May 17, 2010

My May basket is for Fussy and Fancy Challenge. The instructions I got quite some time ago but didn't write down where. I enlarged it and used decorative scissors for the center piece. The image is a sweet Penny Black that I cut out and pieced her hat. It is called A gift of Flowers. I used a fiskars punch for the My Minds Eye paper pink edge. I ran the handle through the dotted swiss folder and put the pink edge on each side. I love love flowers and made the flowers using a punch and some just cutting and layering then added tendrils and leaves and a big bow. I cut pink and white tissue to fill it. May baskets usually have flowers in them but I put them on the outside cuz I plan of filling it with some bath salts and bubble bath Im making for a friend.

Cute Card: For someone special
For Fun: Anything card-must have a stamped image
One stitch at a Time: No card
Penny Black: Flowers
Easy Craft: Spring
Wee Memories: Pink & White
Prairy Fairy: Flowers
Crafy Ann: Anything goes
Flutterby: Butterfly & paperpiecing
Hope Stamps Eternal: Pink, white, green
Crafts andMe: Anything but a card
Daisy Doodle Creative Challenge: Mothers Day or Flowers
MY Card is for If the Shoe Fits: Rain or shine
I had this image in my stash and don't know where it came from. I did some altering changing colors, adding another tree, stickles etc. I matted it on a piece of yellow that I ran through the cuttlebug. I stitched several rounds on the black and then matted it all. I cut out the sun and rays from a nice textured paper and punched the holes around it then put mulberry paper behind it. I then spiraled the wire and added some stars on the ends. I also put three metal stars on the mulberry paper on the right corner.I have made this for a gal at church that needs some encouragement.
Also fits:
Secret Crafter Challenge: metal
Sentimental Sundays: New beginnings
Crafty Calender: Outdoors
Stamptacular: Trees
One Stop Craft: Summer Breeze

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE #18 Vintage/ Distressed

This week the Pixie Cottage Challenge is a sketch and/or distressed. BE sure to check outour special guest Suzanne Dean and the teams fabulous creations for some inspiration! We would love to have you stop by and join us. I watercolored this beautiful rose by Artish and cut it out with a #13 nestie.The sentiment is a scallop punch put onto a reversed scallop nestie. My solid papers are SU and the print is a graphic 45. I sanded all the edges to distress them then used some chalk for color and also faux stitched. I cut my butterflies out of vellum and colored with alcohol inks and added the buttons. The bow was tied with my new bow easy that my friend Martha sent me.
This also fits the following challenge:
Crafty Anns: Anything goes
Lots to Do: Friend
Frosted Designs: Sand Something
Alphabet Challenge: B for Butterfly
Totally Papercraft: Stitching
Crafty Cardmakers: Distressed

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It is PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE time....a sketch and / or make your own charm. Come on over and join us this week! Mine is made with the very versatile Valentine Hannah by Sandra Hammer and she is available at Michelle's Scrapbooking & More. I covered the hearts in her basket with little flowers and the heart in her hand I covered with the yellow flower. I cut little holes and pulled the stem through so it would look as if she were holding the flower. I used a MS punch down the edge of the card and glittered them. I added a piece of the stripe paper on the inside to show thru the butterfly edge. Although it doesn't show the striped paper is glittery. I popped up the sentiment, colored the image with watercolors and made my butterfly charm with craft wire.It also fits these Challenges:
Flutterby W ednesday: Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
Charisma Cardz: Girl and flowers
Totally Gorjuss: Stitches
Lily of the Valley: Here Comes Summer
C ute Card: Make Your Own
Glendas Paper: Scissors and Rocks: Butterflies
Tellens's Place: Butterflies or Dragonflies

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Card is for Dutch Dare Challenge: My fav a easel card and repeat something. I used a cuttlebug folder for the two strips down each side and the bottom center then faux stitched each strip, added some stickles and a jewel to the centers. I used MS iron gate punch for my stop and MS scallop to go around the top. The frame that I wove the ribbon thru is from Spellbinders. The face is a old stamp from stamp oasis. I colored her with watercolors and used stickles and the old faux glass technique and ink to age her. I used several layers from a circle punch to create the flower. Scattered a few butterflies on the top and made a bow.
This also fits for these challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: An easel card
Lots to Do: Faces
Stamp with Fun: Friends
The Treehouse: Faux Techniques
Simply Doodles: Not a Spring Chicken
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Knit together using Scripture Psalm 139:13
Quixtic Challenge: Distressing

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My card is for the Prarie Fairy Challenge to use a twig. It also fits several others with the MS punched edges, brads, springy flowers, faux stitching, distressing and Mothers Day. My papers are My Minds Eye and Stampin up. I used a SU punch for the purple background of the sentiment and for making the flower and leaves. I used a # 11 nestie to cut out the sentiment. Used Cuttlebug dotted swiss folder on the lavender.Also fits:
Cooking it up with Kate: Mothers Day, brad, punch
S2G Challenge: Mom or Mothers Day
Charisma Cardz: Girly creation w/ Flowers
Aud Sentiments: Happy Mothers Day
Crafty Cardmakers: Distressing
Sentimental Sunday: For that Someone Special
Stamp Simply: 3 Panels
Stamptacular Sunday: Celebrations for Moms
Cowgirl's Sunday:Mothers Day or Spring