Wednesday, September 29, 2010


PIXIE COTTAGE is looking for orange today and we also have a great sketch to use Pumpkins always remind me of fall and harvest time. I chose to use one of our cute new digi images call Three Fall Mice by Artish. This image really spoke to me. It made me think about who we are spending time with is far more important than what we are doing. When we are with friends or family even if its playing with pumpkins it a time to cherish. Sometimes we miss the sweetest moments in life by not appreciating the most simple of things. That is the reason I chose this sentiment on the tag. I stamped the pumpkin border on the punched strip added the ribbons and dotted with some orange stickles, made a simple flower with a jewel center and added the image with foam dots. At the Pixie Cottage we have a very sweet young artist who wants to help with Autism Research. Michelle, owner of Michelle's Scrapbooking & More has made two of her drawings into digis or stamps for a $3.00 donation you can receive them and all the proceeds will be donated to research. Please take the time to stop by, read her story and make the purchase for this very important research.
This fits challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend: Tag it
Make it Crafty: Anything goes
Kreative Stamelfreunde: Autumn
Speedy the Cat's:Pumpkins
Tuesday Taggers: Here comes autumn
A Crafty Little Place: Autumn daze
Drunken Stampers:Salute to fall
Craftalicious:Harvest Festival/Autumn
Wee Memories:C&S and or Tag
Digi Doodle Shop: Emboss it
Practical Scrappers: Stamps
For Fun: Fall/no halloween

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Punches can be used is SO many ways and thats our challenge this week.We want to see your creations at TUESDAY THROWDOWN. Our team has some very fun cards so be sure to stop by and visit their blogs.

As you can see I used a variety of MS punches. Just couldn't get a good close pic but the green and blue are steps. The white background was run thru the dotted swiss embossing folder. My image was water colored and some crystal effects added to the water spots, mounted and foam dotted on. All the buttons were tied with ribbon instead of thread and I used some dimensional paint for the dots across the blue paper as well as on the butterflies. My sentiment doesn't show up very well but it says have a Peaceful day! There is something about flowers that are always peaceful to me. They are such lovely creations with amazing colors and fragrances. They are themselves there for you to enjoy. Over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Miesje chose the scripture John 14:27 Peace I leave with you.... isn't that what we all need??
Fits Challenges:
Squigglefly: Favorite Embellie....punches and buttons
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Christian symbol of peace or something showing peace
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything goes
A Stitch at a Time: Anything goes
Funky Friday Craft: Buttons Buttons
StampInsanity Stamp: Show 'em who's EmBoss

Monday, September 27, 2010

This card is for Anonymous Scrappers Challenge...vintage. I used a graphic 45 paper which I inhanced with colored pencils. My little hat stamp is a no name cut out with a nestie# 3. The sentiment was made and attached like a tag. The layers were cut with a scalloped oval nestie and a # 10. The ribbon was dyed to match the paper and layered over the lace and then a bow with attaching it to the card. The edges of the sentiment layers is distressed.I could not capture the color properly is is a lovely soft greyed green.
Also fits challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday
Wild Orchid: Ribbons & Bows
AIFactory: Anything goes
Double Delight: Sponging or distressing

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge is stitching. We are having a prayer summit for the church leaders. They asked me to make invitations, favors and some decorations. I will do the favors and decorations all to match the theme but decided that I could use my scraps for invitaions so made them all different. There were a few more but couldnt fit them all in.Since most have to be mailed I didnt make them very dimensional. I stitched the dps on all of them them used punches and nesties for decorations.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Donation for Autism Research

AUTISM.....I'm sure that many of you have a family member or friend who has a child with some level of it. I know that it can be very trying for families. At the Pixie Cottage we have a young artist whose drawings have been made into digis & rubber stamps. Sienna wants to sell and donate all the proceeds to help with Autism research. Please consider stopping over and making a $3.oo purchase for this much needed and important research! Here
is the link. You can also read sweet Sienna's story how this came about.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yippeee its Wednesday and that means some fun over at the Pixie Cottage. We have looking for fun and games this week so hop on over and join us. We have a great sketch by Pam you can also use.I used one of our new images A Friendly Game of Leapfrog by our talented Artish which was cut out with a reverse scalloped nestie and dotted with some glitter.The circles dp was a scrap and I embossed the solid green to go with it. A MS scalloped dots was used for the green strip and a camo ribbon ran down the center. Seemed appropriate with the frogs. A friendly game of tic tac toe goin on in the corner. Now its your turn to show us your fun and games.

Also fit challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz: Stitch it
The Crafty Pad: Embossing
Saturday: Anything goes
Simon Says: Move it
Sew Many: Embossing

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Todays THROWDOWN is especially fun!! We want to see paper pleating. There are Lots of possibilities with this theme. The team has a variety of ideas so be sure and join us this week. I used two colors of paper for the flower. The purple strip was fun thru the a cuttlebug folder and holes punched so I could run the ribbon thru. The sentiment cut with a Spellbinder nestie #4 . The edge of the pleated piece was cut with some decorative scissors and stitched on along with the lace. The dp is some My Minds Eye paper I have had a while. The water colored butterfly is a digi from Whimsey Stamps.
This also fits challenges:
Stamp Something: Use a digi
The Corrosive: Clean up the lace and dp
Ellephantiastic: Handmade flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar: Anything goes
Tuesday Taggers: It takes all kinds
Timbroscrapmania: Borders
Alota Rubber: DIY flower

Monday, September 20, 2010

This book mark is for Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Tweet and Flutter. My bird is watercolored and the chipboard flourish is painted and glittered. I punched the edge and then made the pleated flower and added another one for a center. The tassel was made with some furry yarn. The feathers are from my bird, ones that he has shed. :) The torn edges and crinkled paper were aged with some ink. These are some old vintage buttons.
Also fits Challenges:
The Stamp Man: Distressed
Rainbow Lady: Feathers
Aly's Sunday: Sparkle and Glitter
The Pink Elephant: Aqua, designer paper and embellie of your choice
Paper Cubed:A Bookish September

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I had this pretty piece of floral paper so I cut out two of the roses and some leaves and embossed them.The butterfly was embossed on vellum, cut out and some pearls added. The sentiment and matting is cut out with at Spellbinder nestie #13 attached with a couple brads. I had some dyed ribbon which I tied with a vintage button and some faux stitching since my machine is broken. Pretty simple.Fits Challenges:
Creative Belli: Old and Forgotten beginning with B ... Button& Bow& Butterfly
Flutter By Wednesday: Butterfly Angel or Fairy
Stampin Royality: Stitching Madness
Whimsie Doodles: Sew What
Phindys's Place: A card for OWH...Everyone needs to join in and send one!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


.Come and join us at the PIXIE COTTAGE today!! With fall approaching we are looking for mellowfruitfulness. You can choose to use the theme and/or the great sketch by Adrina. Katie shared a beautiful poem, To Autumn by John Keats that inspired the theme called Mellow fruitfulness. If you google the poem it is worth reading. After reading the poem this My Minds Eye paper just jumped out at me! I had to faux stitch everything since my machine is broken(frustrating). I just love this new Pixie Cottage image called Apple Hannah!! By the way you can find her at Michelle's Scrapbooking & more and while you are there check out all the other new ones along with the digis! The little apples were from a no name stamp.
D GRAB IT and see all the teams great creations.
Spellbinders scal nestie and nestie#4 for the tags.
Teabag template from Waltzingmouse
Cuttlebug circle folder
Stampin up and My Minds Eye Paper

Fits the following Challenges:
Pollycraft Monday: Autumn colours
The Paper Players: Beautiful photo inspiration
Creative Card Crew: Autumn
PaperPlay: Autumn is comin
Incy Wincy Designs: Autumn Colours
Spoonful of Sugar: Fall colours
Wee Memories: Fall into Autumn
Stempel Magie: Fall colours
Allsorts: Autumn Colours
Delightful Sketches: Autumn colours and ribbon
Wild Flower Patch: Stripes

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wow~~A broken computer delayed being able to post till today. My daughter had a emergency appendectomy Friday which was terrible timing since they have to be out of their house next Mon. I made this little set to send her, hopefully it will cheer her a bit. I used the Waltzingmouse Sketch for my card. The image is Apple Hannah, a Pixie Cottage stamp from Michelle's Scrapbooking & more. She was watercolored, faux stitched and mounted on the black. The green was embossed and then faux stitched around. I used the spellbinders reverse circle nestie for the sentiment, added stickle dots and a cut out apple. The watercolored apple border has no name on it. Added the bows and tied together with a red button. The goodie bag is a teabag template from Waltzingmouse. Actually Mona used it a couple days ago and it was so fun looking I wanted to try it. Cut it out of the gingham and used the nestie again for the label which I stamped with one of the Waltzingmouse circle sets and used a part of the sentiment off the Waltzingmouse Remedies set. It is tied shut with a white ribbon and the black dotted is tied on with the red button..Fits challenges:
Waltzingmouse Sketch: Sketch
High Hopes Stamps: Spots or dots
Timbroscrapmania: Anything goes
Drunken Stampers: Going round and round in circles
Catch the Bug:A stitch in time
Gingerloft: Anything goes
Paper Makedup Stamp:Poem Inspiration


Today Tuesday Throwdown is being sponsored by Deedee's Digis.This image is called Little Miracles. Our theme is distressing. I only did a little distressing on the pink card. I made a second one in the red just to send along with the other. Operation Write Home is celebrating their Birthday and we are honored to share in that celebration and sending our cards to them.Since both my daughters are married to military men I'm VERY passionate about supporting our military men and women!! Our men and women's service is one of sacrifice as well as their families at home. It's not easy for them to be away from their families for long periods fo time and it is difficult especially for the children missing parents. We encourage you to also send a card. There are some specific requirements so go to their site to check out. One I want to stress is NO glitter or any type of sparkle!! Be sure and take this opportunity to show you care and support our Heros!
Also fits Challenges:
Scrappekammeret: Anything goes
Tellen's Place:Anything goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Stitching real or faux

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stamp Something Challenge

This card is for Stamp Something as a guest designer today. The challenge is spots and stripes. My stripes and spots dps are from the scrap box. The layout is from Truly Scrumptious plus knots.I embossed the pink and green spots with a circles embossing folder. The scalloped spellbinder frame is embossed with the dotted swiss and then ribbon wove around it. The sentiment is cut with a spellbinder nestie #13. The white is embossed and brushed with green chalk. My new digi image is Chloe & Paris by ArTish. You will find this and many other new digis and stamps at Michelles Scrapbooking & More.Also fits Challenges:
The Wildflower Patch: Scallops and buttons
Aud Sentiments: Best Wishes
Aly's Sunday: Pretty in Pink
Totally Paper Crafts:Lets go dotty

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Today at the Pixie Cottage our theme is Furry Friends and/or the sketch. Be sure to stop by and see the teams cards and join us. My image is called To You From Us from Michelle's Scrapbooking & More so be sure to hop over and check out all the new stamps and digis! My image is watercolored, faux stitched, matted and aged. The blue was torn, aged with some darker blue and embossed with a cuttlebug folder. The sentiment was punched and foam dotted onto yellow punched with a SU scalloped punch, foam dotted onto the blue cut with a flower nestie. The top yellow panel was stamped with a Stampendous stamp called wavy music, matted onto the blue that was also aged with the darker blue. Finished with the bow and pink jewels.

Fits the following Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Animal Crackers
Stamp Something: Something Cute
S2G: Animals
Paper Romance: Furry Friends
Cowgirl's Sunday: Anything goes
Gingerloft:Anything goes
PaperPlay: Stitches
The Stamp Man: Music

Monday, September 6, 2010


Good Morning its Tuesday and time for another throwdown! Come join us this week at TUESDAY THROWDOWN and celebrate FALL! Check out the teams great cards to inspire you!
My card used one of the fun new Pixie Cottage stamps called Pumpkin Molly. She was watercolored and cut out with a scalloped spellbinder nestie then faux stitched and foam dotted on. I start with a orange and yellow dotted background and then had to make a fall leaf print that I matted on a SU orange The SU orange behind the image was run thru a swirl folder and orange eyelets added to each corner. The vellum leaves were punched out colored with chalks and shaped to create some dimension. The sentiment was matted in two parts and foam dotted on also.

Also fits Challenges:
Moving Along with the Times: In Stitches
Our Creative Corner: ABCs & 123s
Sentimental Sundays: 1 Solid-2dps-3embellies+sentiment
Cowgirls Sundays: Anything goes
Sarah Hurley: 3D
Stamping Vacation:Something with a Beak
Double Delight: Fall colors
No Time to Stamp:Falling Leaves

Saturday, September 4, 2010

This card is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge: dreaming. I used a textured aqua from colorbox and the print is from Serindipity. I stamped the sentiment in taken w/ teal and cut with the spellbinder reverse scallop nestie and foam dotted on the teal then again on the white cut with the reverse scallop nestie. I punched butterflies and spritzed with some aqua glimmer mist then added thin little paper strips for antennae. I used the Waltzingmouse stamp for the dots around the sentiment and then added pearls. Added two buttons for centers. I used a MS punch for the white scallops under the lace. I gathered two rows of lace and stitched on. Tied a double bow from some sheer ribbon and added one of the flowers I had crocheted with ribbon while flying home.

This also fits Challenges:
Simon Says: Pearls & Lace
Paper Cutz:1ribbon 2 buttons & 3 colors
Daring Cardmakes:Inspired by daughter has a lovely teal one
Speedy the Cat's: Anything goes
Lots to do: Butterfly or insect
All Sorts: New Beginnings...I think dreams always are a new beginning of some kind.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I just had to share a few photos as I returned Monday from visiting my daughter and granddaughters 3rd birthday. My 11yr old granddson is a runner and I caught this as he was coming in from a 3mile run. My granddaughter had just gotten up in the wild hair pic... it made me laugh. The last one was at the park feeding the ducks!

ABC Challenge

MY card is for ABC Challenge/use a charm. I had a piece of this pretty floral print. Its all shimmery and yummy colors. I punched the edge with a MS scalloped dot. Used the spellbinder scalloped oval to cut the three layers for the sentiment. I cut out one of the flowers and added a punched purple center with a jewel then stamped a flourish in the corner and added black sticles to it. I had a big pearl to add to the center of the bow. Added a little key charm with some curled embroidery floss.Also fits challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations: purple, yellow, green & pink
Fab n Funky:Living in a material world
Card of the Week: Birthday
The Creative Cottage: Celebrations
Penny's Paper: Birthdays
Anything Goes: Flowers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: metal..charm
Bee Crafty:Anything goes
Stampel-Magie:Pearls & Ribbons
The Paper Players: Anything goes
Stampin' B's Design: Charms
Totally Paper Crafts: Charms
Craftalicious: Purple and green

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday means Pixie Cottage Challenge . As usual you may choose to use the Sketch and/or theme. We are looking for Family today. I started with a creme base and added a fun print from MY Minds Eye framed with SU orchid. The image is Bear Tiny by Tina Akonom found at Michelle's Scrapbooking.It was water colored and mounted on the orchid and aqua. The sentiment is cut with a circle punch, the orchid cut with reverse scallop nestie run thru the crimper and the aqua is punched.I used a SU punch for double layered flowers and a jewel center added. Jewels and stickles were also added to some of the flowers on the print. The orchid strip was punched on both sides with a MS punch and stickles added to it.Also fits the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Glitter and Sparkle
Wild Orchid: Make it sparkle
Practical Scrappers:Use a white pen
Crafty Angels: Favorite
A Crafty Little Place: Anything goes
The Paper Players: Anything goes