Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We have great Tuesday Throwdown today!! Ribbon with a twist, that is using ribbon in different ways. I decided to crochet a flower with ribbon. I got home early this morning from my trip to visit my daughter. On the flight home I made lots of flowers out of 1/8" ribbon and decided to use this brown two layer one. I used the sketch from MOJO Monday. I also made a ruched strip from the seam binding I dyed to match the leaves. The lt brown is embossed with a wood grain folder. The brown lattice is punched with a MS punch and attached to the textured piece. The peach background are cut with a peony die cut and stitched around with brown. The crocheted flower was attached and a flower button center added from my button box. I cut out two leaves and scrunched them to give them some dimension. The sentiment is from SU and cut out with a scalloped oval nestie, a bow attached and all foam dotted up. A scalloped corner added and all attached to a peach SU card stock. The edges were distressed with chalk and stitched.
Fits the following Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: Lattice
Allsorts: Inspiration from a Park or Garden
Mojo Monday: A sketch
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie: Stitch it up
Our Daily Bread Design: Texture
Pile it On:Farewell to Summer
Pollycraft Monday:Add a little nature
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything goes
Lexi's Creations:Emboss it
Papertake Weekly: Just the one
My Time to Craft: In the Garden
Crafty Angels:Something old & Something new. Old button and new flower
The Shabby Tea Room: Something old & Something new: Button & flower
Speedy the Cat's Friends: Friend, thinking of you
CES Challenge: Anything goes
For Fun: Ribbon

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pixie Cottage is challenging you to a sketch and/or theme of back to school. I am in Tenn visiting my daughter for my granddaughters 3rd birthday. I do not have anything with me except the image I brought. This was definately a brainstorming exercise.They have a hobby lobby so she took me by to get some paper and I used a notebook to alter. Covered the cover with a solid blue and then a school print. I made a pocket to hold the calculator and for the pen. I watercolored the cute little fuzzy kitty image called To You From Us by Di Carubia then cut out with the nestie#10. Ran the ribbon down and made a couple loops at the bottom which I fastened down with some buttons. I cut out some circle layers and added some button centers. I faux stitched around everything.
Fits the following challenges:
One Stop Craft: Not a card
Paper Cutz: Anything goes
Frosted Designs:Back to School
S2G: Back to School W/ yellow
Clearly I Stamp: Cute & Fuzzy
Delightful Challenges:Back to School primary colors
Paper Pretties:Back to School
Little Red Wagon: Back to School

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This card was for my granddaughters 3rd birthday. I flew here to Tenn in time for her birthday party Saturday. Its been a whirlwind few days so didnt get this written up and her computer is soooo slow! I made a gate card with very girly in pinks. I used the MS hydrangea punch for the edges,spellbinder nestie # 11 and the scallop oval. I ran the white thru the dotted swiss folder punched the corners and added buttons. I added stickles to all the punched flower centers. to the edges of the large flower and around the #3. It is all tied shut with the ribbon. I added some little belt loops to the back of the card to hold the ribbon even when its open. On the front I added a flower with a button center and some little flowers to the birthday scroll. Sorry for all the pics I took them friday night before I left and figured I edit when I got here but this computer will not let me delete them.
Also fits challenges;
Our Daily Bread Design blog: punches or dies
One Stitch at a Time: Say it with shapes
Just Scraps: Fussy cutting
Wild Orchid:Make it sparkle
KahWink E Dink: Happy Birthday
Stamp Magic:Birthday

The challenge today is rock and roll so be sure to join us at Tuesday Throwdown. I started with a very pretty dp from My Minds Eye. I faux stitched around the edge and added the scroll for the sentiment. I used and old no name leaf stamp. This is my first time doing this technique and all that I read said a solid stamp worked best. I had a few green ink pads so used two different lighter colors and then rolled the edges in darker colors. I cut out the three leaves and foam dotted them up for a little dimension.
Just Scraps: Fussy Cutting
Aud's Sentiments: Anything goes
Simon Says: Paper Piecing
Donna's Den of Crafts: Lots of layers

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday means another Pixie Cottage Challenge and we have a fun one today! Anything but a card so let your imagination run wild. I chose to do a basket. I used colorbox textured aqua. I cut the handle out and ran it thru the crimper and added the edges made out of MS lace heart punch. I also ran it around the top. I used some gingham that matched, gathered it up and run up the center of the handle and made a bow and a couple of yo yo flowers with it. I used the spellbinder label #4 #13 for the tag and then faux stitched it and added the little flower with a button center. My sweet image is Valentine Hannah by Sandra Hammer. I watercolored her and then cut her out. I added my most favorite thing, flowers to cover the hearts in her basket and a butterfly for her hand. I used a scalloped circle punch for the peach and white flowers and used a spellbinder reverse scallop for the purple flower and added different centers to all of them. Cut out some leaves and grass and it done. Made a fun gift basket.

Also fits Challenges:

Wild Orchid: One for the girls
Everbody Art:In the garden
Totally Gorjuss:Aqua
Stamptacular: Buttons & Bows
Frosted Designs: 10 items I used flowers, punches, purple, buttons,butterfly & ribbon
Alphabet:P for punches
If the Shoe Fits: Die cuts
Saturday: What are little girls made of
Fab 'n' Funky: Flower Power
Truly Scrumptious:Brads, Buttons & Bows
Speedy the Cat's: Think Flowers
Craft Your Days Away: Your Favorite thing FLOWERS!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

YES, it is Tuesday and that means another Throwdown , today we are looking for more than one fold. We also have a new team member.Her name is Sandy Domelle so be sure to stop by say hi and to join in the fun. Our sponsor this week is Robins Fetish and she has given us some great digis to work with. My card is make with Stampin Up and My Minds Eye papers. I made the flower with a couple shades of orange. Used a MS dotted scallop punch and a little stickles. The Image is attached to a little mini card. It can be popped off and used for a little notebook. There is another little image underneath so it will still look great after its taken off.

This also fits Challenges:
Sqigglefly: Hot colors: Red, Orange or Yellow
One Stitch at a Time: Pack a punch
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Get dotty
Rosie-D's: More than one fold
Just Scraps: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Today at Pixie Cottage we have a great sketch and fancy folds. As usual you can choose to do one or both. I had a criss cross card. Using a yellow from colorbox, pink and green SU and the dp is from Paper Adventures . I used a notched corner nestie to cut out the sentiment and matt. Since my machine isnt working I made faux stitching with a hot pink to match the flowers. Made a band with a ribbon, buttons and a flower I made with some of the SU pink. For the inside I used a MS dotted scallop punch for the dp and white, rand the green strip thru the dotted swiss folder. This is one of the new released, Hannah swinging by Sandra Hammer. You can find her plus many others at Michelles Scrapbooking and More. Faux stitched the dp triangle. Punched several layers for the daisy and added a botton center and also found a little button flower in my stash, just the right color. Be sure to pop on over and check out the rest of the teams GREAT designs and then show us your favorite fancy fold.
This also fits Challenges:
Fun Shapes & More: Criss Cross Card
Crafty Anns:Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
Creatalicious: Make your own flowers
Our Daily Bread Designs: Three of something...3 flowers & layers for image
One Stop Crafts: Summer fun
Stamp & Create: Flowers
Cooking it up with Katie: Squares, flowers & pink
ABC Challenge: August

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Today Tuesday Throwdown has a great theme, spotlighting. I have never done this technique before. You can find the how to at Splitcoaststampers. My image is from Whimsy Stamps called rose butterfly . I punched the section and mounted on black and foam dotted on. I faux stitched around the image and added square brads to the corners and foam dotted onto the small checks. I also faux stitched the four squares with white and added the bow. The sentiment was also added to the bottom with foam dots. Also fits the following Challenges:
Stampavie and More: Black White & one color
Cute Card: Whateva
Funky Friday: Black & White
Ellephantastic: Anniversary

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Allsorts challenges us to use red, yellow & blue this week,use at least 2 of the 3. My youngest grandson turns 6 this week so the colors were a perfect choice. Got it done so can go in the mail tomorrow. The image is called whoosh from The digital Pencil. I water colored it and foam dotted it to the mat. Both cut with the #3 nestie. I used a MS loop punch to jazz up the HB. The bottom half of the card dp is from Kelly Panacci . Just couldnt find something that worked with it so using colored pencils I made did the geometric top. The center is a strip of the dp cut and pleated across and attached with a couple buttons. I punched several layer and added the 6 which I covered with stickles.It also fits challenges:
Crafty Hos: Primary Colors
Incy Wincy: Summer Fun
Party Time: Summertime Birthday
Little red Wagon: Circles
Fab & Funky: Spotty, dotty & stretchy stripes
Stamptacular Sunday: Snip Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Totally Stampalicious: Inside Out

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ/ Birds

Stampin' Sisters in Christ chose the Scripture Isaiah 40:31.The challenge was anything with birds. I used a digi from Isabella and the sketch from Truly Scrumptious. I water colored the birds and flowers and then used stickles to bling them up a bit. It was cut out with a scalloped nestie then foam dotted up. I cut the sentiment with a curve to mimic the bottom curved layered, grunged and added the little jewel. All the layers were distressed and faux stitched as my sewing machine croaked. The flowers on the dp and the one I made also have stickles on them with a little jewel center on the one. I looped the ribbon and sewed it together with the button.If you look closely you can see that I cut out and pieced the leaf, stem and flower from the dp.
Also fits challenges;
Truly Scrumptious: Sketch
Crafty Catz: Buttons & Bows
Alphabet: O for Ovals
Cupcake Craft: Distressing
Isabella's: Buttons & Bows
Your Next Stamp: Birthdays
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie: Buttons
Creative Inspiration: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Today it's a feeling blue day and The Pixie Cottage Challenge allows you to use the sketch and/or theme. Be sure to Check out the rest of my teamies wonderful creations.My card was made with a print from Websters, colorbox solid blue and creme. The punched blue edge is a MS scalloped dots matted on creme. The sweet little image is Cassie by Di Carubia that was watercolored and matted on two layers punched from a # 10 nestie. I had these little lace flowers in my stash box that added a little texture. All my buttons and none to match so I made them out of several layers of cs and punched holes and tied them onto the little flowers which I foam dotted up. Be sure to stop by Michelles and check out all the fab new stamps!.
This also fits challenges:
Dutch Dare: Anything goes
Marks Finest Papers: Thank You
2 Sisters: Punches

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Are you ready for another Tuesday Throwdown ~~~ it's monochromatic today. Choose your favorite color and we would love to see what you create with the theme. Check out the teams great examples this week to inspire you. My card is made using a new Pixie Cottage Stamp called Apple Hannah by Sandra Hammer. Since we are doing monochromatic I stamped her in brown Momento ink, lightly colored her in brown, shaded around her with brown chalk and cut out with a label #4 nestie. My checked and dotted paper is by Webster. I used the MS scalloped punch for the stripe and creme and also cut the creme in strips. Next layer is a scrap of tan tone on tone dots with the large brown and creme dots on top of it. Foam dotted the image and attached her. I punched out the sentiment and foam dotted onto another punched piece of checked paper and foam dotted it on. Finished with a little sheer brown ribbon and bow.
The fits challenges:
The Sweet Stop: Used their sketch
One Stop Craft: Patterns
Simon Says: Get Dotty
Paper Play: Anything goes
Paper Jewels: Monochromatic
Paper Playtime: Miss You