Saturday, October 30, 2010

Welcome to The Pixie Cottage Fall Fun Digital Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from the talented Carla's blog you are on the right track. If you didn't start at the beginning please go to The Pixie Cottage Blog..First place winner will choose any 5 digis, second 3 digis and third 1 digi. All of the digis we are using today can be found at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More.
My first card uses the image Give Thanks.. the pumpkin was made with an oval die, the edges were distressed and then splattered with brown. I cut out and shaded the leaves and stem. The water colored image was layered and it opens to be the actual card.
My second project uses Give Thanks & Count Your Blessings. I covered the display box in cream, stitched on the checked dp then textured and cut strips to cover all edges. The images were all water colored and matted. I whipped up some bread and lemon curd then used the images on the tags and front. This is for my Dad it's his 88th birthday on Tuesday!
My last project uses the fun image Chatty. Friday afternoon some of us ladies traveled to the mountains for a Prayer Summit. After we got into bed some of us talked until about 3 am. After getting home last night I printed out some of the pics and made this as a picture holder. I intend to make one for each of the ladies and Im sure the Chatty image will give them a great laugh as it is so totally appropriate!! To bad I didn't think take a pic of everyone in bed:)

From here you will want to go to see the GREAT creation Denise has for you! Be sure to stop by each blog to be in the drawing. You may be the lucky winner!! Just in case you get lost here is the list: Katie Tanya Cheryl Adrina Anne Carla Davi ( me) Denise Peggy Artish Sharon
Lisette Sadia

These projects also fit the following challenges:
Character Cafe: Orange
Simon Says: Punch Em
Easy Craft Projects: Autunm or Fall
Fun with Shapes & More: Folder Technique
Stamp Something: Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness...Pink
Paper Pretties: Square card
Stampin' B's: Pumpkin
Simple Doodles: Shape it up
Wee Memories: Free for All


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ladies I have some great news. We are having a Fall Digi Blog Hop at the Pixie Cottage. We will be showing some of our new digis and giving you all a opportunity to win some great prizes. Be sure to mark your calender for this coming Sunday October 31 and pop on by to join us.

Today our Wednesday challenge at the Pixie Cottage is metal. Brads, eyelets, charms etc. just so its some metal. I used a sheet of metal foil to create the corners and flower centers. My hummingbird is one of the new collections of Pixie Cottage stamps by Artish. Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the collection at Michelle's Scrapbooking & More. There is a beautiful cardinal so perfect for Christmas. I water colored the image like the Anna hummers here in the Southwest, added some layers, stitching, a punched edge and flowers with glitter centers and there you go a pretty simple card.
Fits Challenges:
Fab & Funky: Clean and Simple
2 Sister: Anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog: Anything goes
Flourishes: No buttons or bows

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Tuesday to you all. Our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is to make the sentiment the focus of your card. Be sure to stop by and show us your creation. Our team has had a rough week but inspite of it all they have some great inspiration for you. Be sure to stop by and show them some love! My friend Martha sent me a early birthday and Christmas box. It was full of all kinds of goodies including this paper and a box of flourishes. I did a little stitching, punching and made the flower. The flourish was painted and the the dots put on. The flourish, dots and the sentiment are all raised with foam dots.
Paper, SU andBasic Grey Indian Summer
SU circle punch&MS double loop punch
Spellbinders Label Thirteen
Foam dots and offray ribbon

Also fits Challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Pink ribbon and pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Get punchy
Dancing Pajamas: Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness
Tanda Stamps: Get Dotty
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything goes
Speedy the Cat's:Die cuts or punches
Meljens Design Team: Anything goes
I Did it Creations: Surprise Me

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What a glorious day it was, birds singing and the sun shining with just a few clouds floating around. We had rain a few days ago and it has been cloudy off and on all week. Rain in the desert is rare and a real treat!! Everything is fresh and clean and all the plants have greened up and are so pretty after the long hot summer. I love it when it starts to cool off a bit in the fall. My hibiscus had three big lovely blossoms today so thought I would share them with you all.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Good Morning~~
For our challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week we want to see something sweet. This was the perfect opportunity to make another page for one of my paper bag recipe albums. Decorating up each page makes using the yummy recipes lots of fun! First I made the blackberry border and then colored, cut and stickled others out to scatter around. I really like the bold dark purple base because it makes the white pop out Used some silver on the cupcake paper to look like the little aluminum ones you get.. Don't you just love that sweet little bear called Smiles and his cupcake by Alisa Ramirez?? Check him out -and many others at Michelles Scrappbooking & More. Now be sure to stop by and show us your SWEET creations!
Paper: Colorbox, Stampin Up and Alice Ann
Spellbinders: Label 4 & Scalloped Circle
Martha Stewart Punch: checkerboard
Stickles & Pearls
Watercolor pencils, foam dots and decorative scissors
Also fits Challenges:

Raise the Bar: A to cook
Paper Cutz: Anything goes
Pear Tree Designs: Free for all
Inky Impressions: Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday:Anything goes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

  • Well you know that Tuesday means its another Throwdown and today anything goes! So come on by and show us newest creations. Our sponsor this week is Dee Dee Digis and she has a great selection to choose from. Mine is called Cuppa Love. As fall approaches and the weather cools its nice to share a hot cup of your favorite drink with a friend. Thought this image was a great one to give a friend to let them know you appreciate those times shared over a hot drink of ?? I cut out one of the sunflowers and added it to the image, a few layers, buttons, some stitching and a little raffia and its done.
Paper: Stampin up & handmade dp
Spellbinders: Scalloped rectangles
Misc buttons and raffia

Fits Challenges:
Stampin with the Dragon: Ink it up
Pear Tree Designs: Free for all
A Lotta Rubber: Food or Drink
The smART Word: Brown

Monday, October 18, 2010

Creative Belli / Pumpkins

Has been one of those busy weekends but I did sneak in a quick project! My Daughter came home this weekend for her class reunion. She lives on Whidby Island in the Pacific Northwest so we won't see each other for the Thanksgiving Holidays. I made fast batch of Cranberry Orange bread and decorated up a quick paper bag to put it in along with a matching card to send home with her. I also made each of my grandsons a goodie bag. For the boys I used a roll of cellophane cut double layers and zig zag stitched up the sides to make the bags then made the tags to staple on once they were filled.Creative Belli is challenging you to use pumpkins this week. Just punched the foldover edge of the bag and added holes for the ribbon. Did some stitching, cut and textured the pumpkin added so leaves and tendrils. For the card I Ruched the ribbon and added a bow, sentiment, stamped and water colored a little pumpkin .
For Challenges:

Stampin' for the Weekend: Halloween/Fall
Frosted Designs: Halloween/Fall
Sweet Stampin: Ribbons
Totally Paper Crafts: Autumn
Speedy the Cat:Stitching Faux/Real
The Stamp Man: Autumn
Paper Playtime: Pumpkins or Spider Webs
Anything Goes: Ribbons
Paper Cubed: Go Transparent
t Tuesday: A treat bag cover
One Stitch at a Time: Embellish it

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Today at the Pixie Cottage our challenge is stitching. Something you all can do, either faux, hand or machine.So hop on over and show us your creations. I combined real and faux stitching on my card. My Pixie Cottage image is Stump & Bench by Sandra Hammer . It is such a versatile stamp that it can be combined with many others. My sweet teamie Cheryl sent me a whole package of Tildas so I used one to sit on the bench. A little three layer flower to set off the bow and is done. I cut two of the sentiment to create a shadow affect.
Creative Memories circle cutter
Paper: Colorbox & my scrap box
Sentiment: Cuttlebug cutter
Misc ribbon and brads
Crafty Catz: Use a Tilda
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Thanks
My Sheri Crafts: Stitching
Wild Orchid: Stitch it up
MyGrafico: Anything goes

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Good Morning... Happy Tuesday! Today our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is Threes. Our Sponsor this week is Stampin' up demonstrator Catherine Pooler.
She sent us a fun package of goodies to create with. Pink the perfect color for Breast Cancer Awareness month.I used my dotted swiss folder for the white and lt pink.It doesnt really show but I used versamark to stamp the little flower stamp all over the dark pink. My wonderful sis gave me a little money for my anniversary and I used it toward a new nestie which I used to cut out my three beautiful printed squares. Also cut the sentiments with a nestie and punched the edges tied a ribbon, waala done!

Paper~ Ribbon ~Buttons: Stampin' UP
Punch: Martha Stewart Zig Zag
Cuttlebug:Dotted Swiss embossing folder
Spellbinders: Label 16 & 4

Totally Paper Craft:Buttons & Bows
Craftalicious: Anything goes
Pile it on: Things in threes
Ellephantastic: Anything goes
Stamping Vacation: NO NO bling
Papertake Weekly: Three of a Kind
Inspiration Avenue: Pink

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: Step Away from the Square

A friend at our church was diagnosed with breast cancer, she has had surgery, finished chemo and is now doing radiation. She is such a trooper and has such a great attitude and never complains but does feel puny. Needed something different than another thinking of you card. I was looking at the teacups I got from my gramma and thought why not make a teacup shaped card. Crafty Cardmakers challenge is to step away from the square so here it is.
I didnt have any paper with that type of small print so gathered a few little stamps and made 3 sheets of my own dp. It looks a lot like the print on my tea cup. I cut out a teacup shape for the card and decorated it and then thought I could send some tea to go with it. Covered a eye glass case box I had and decorated it and then made covers for the tea bags and the little tab on the string. I made a litte tag with a friendship saying and tucked it under the ribbon to be used for a little bookmark. I used the MS lacy heart punch and the Spellbinders label #10 for the tag on the cup and the label on the box and a scalloped square for the little saying. I had a little teabag stamp and different tea names that I used for the center of the label.
This also fits challenges:
Stamp Something: Get Punchy
Our Daily Bread: Use leaves...ondp
Prairie Fairy: Tag or ticket

Stamptacular Sunday: BFF..Buttons, Flowers& friendship
The Crafty Pad:Something for a friend
Incy Wincy Designs: Faux...stitching
C.R.A.F.T. : A shaped card
Totally Gorjuss: Not a Square
h Alice:Tea Time Activity
Fresh Brewed: Girly

Thursday, October 7, 2010

This card is for the Verve WCME Sketch.This is pretty simple. Did a little crazy stitching and colored a little image of marigolds. The dp is a fall colored circular print from the brown sugar collection and the rest is from my scrap box.I used the circle embossing folder to mimic all the circles on the dp. Tied the tag on with some raffia.

Also fits Challenges:
Cowgirl's Sunday: Anything goes
Soarful: Fall is in the Air
Charisma Cardz: Autumn
Dutch Dare Card: Tag it
Stampin' B's: Fall card

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Easy Craft Challenge/Purple

My card used the Verve WCMD sketch and the Easy Craft Challenge to use purple. Isn't this the cutest water colored image, Gillian from Prairie Fairy. Gillian all dressed up just needed lots of over the top embellies so lot lots of glitz, some ribbons and handmade flowers. Plenty of distressed edges and stitching to finish it. Used the spellbinders scalloped oval to cut Gillian out and the sentiment. The glitter doesnt seem to show up but the flourish is stickled as is her necklace, earings ,waistband, flower, sentiment and around the scallops.

Also fit challenges:

Raise the Bar
: flower, 2 ribbons, lots of leaves
Pollycraft Monday
: Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday
: 5 Layers
Mami Doodles
: Girls Birthday w/ sparkle
Creative Craft
:Glamour Puss
Creative Card Crew:Bloomin Marvelous
Crafty Ho's
: National Childrens Day
The Pink Elephant:Childhood
Party Time Tuesdays
: Anything goes Birthdays
L3: Distressing


We are celebrating Wednesday with another Pixie Cottage Challenge and/or sketch. Our technique today is embossing wet or dry. I used dry as my heat gun gave up the ghost. I used the Verve WCMD sketch for this card.My water colored image is Hoo Love You from Michelles Scrapbooking & More.
Also fits Challenges:
Something Completely Different: Shades of Autumn
If Shoe Fits: Orange
Stampin' for the Weekend: Autumn
Kaboodle Doodles: Fall Colors
Craftalicious: Autumn/Fall
Paper Playtime: Ribbons, Buttons or Rhinestones
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Ribbon, lace, or trim
Wild Orchid: Stitching

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Today at TUESDAY THROWDOWN our challenge is to use chipboard. If you dont have any it is easy to make your own by using several layers of cardboard from any boxes you might have emptied such as cereal, oatmeal,pasta etc.Mine is a Tim Holtz chipboard flourish that I did a little altering on painted, then added the glitter and jewels. I used the Verve WCMD sketch. I also used stickles on the pink dots. The image is a PSX Bleeding Heart water colored, cut out and then layered onto green and cut out again. I ran a pink ribbon down the center of the white sheer and tied my gate card closed with it. Now we want to see your chipboard creations!!Also fits challenges:
: Embossing
: Glitter & Bling
Paper Sundaes:
Something from your flourish
Magical Monday:
Back to nature
Stampin' Sisters in Chris
t: Anything pertaining to nature
Catch the Bug
: Anything goes
Sew Many
: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs
: Sparkly Glitter

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tomorrow is my 13th Anniversary so I made this card for my husband using one of the Verve WCMD sketches. Lavender and aqua are his favorite colors so instead of a manly card I made this. He will like it because I made it for him whether its girly or manly. :) The image is probably more appropriate for a wedding card but I didnt have anything else that was romantic to use. It's a Pixie Cottage stamp by Artish. I computer generated my sentiment for the tag and tied it on with some hand dyed ribbon. I didnt have any small lace so the punched strip is faux lace. The flower is embossed with the dotted swiss folder and I dont know the name of the aqua embossing.
City Crafter Challenge: Flowers and Frills
C R A F T Challenge:Fancy Floral