Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Challenge & Passionately Artistic Challenge

Wednesday brings two challenges and it makes it much easier to do them
all in one so please patiently scroll a bit to get to the bottom...
Hope you all are staying cool. Here in the desert we are having
some really hot days. It was 117 degrees today
and supposed to be hotter tomorrow!

The first Challenge is at The Pixie Cottage.
As always we have a theme and sketch. You can choose one or
both. I used the theme
Summer Nights. MY brother has
a birthday on the first

so this man card is for him.
He just retired and now will have
the time to do the things he likes. One of those things is
fishing a
nd here in the desert it is way to hot to go in the
day so night fishin
g is pretty popular in the summer.

My image is called Gone Fishing, it was water colored and cut out
with a Spellbinder label #1 and matted on the green. Used the same
Spellbinder to cut out the fish dp. A little meandering stitching round
and round in brown just for a little interest. The card is tied
together at the top with the ribbon. I cut out a couple fish, shaped them
a bit and foam dotted on along with the sentiment.

Supplies used: SU and DC papers, SU scalloped
punch, Spellbinder Label #1 Pixie Cottage image,
Offray ribbon,foam dots water colors,
and Misc button.

Entering Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Birthday
Tip Top Tuesday: Man Card
Cards for Men: Anything goes
Lollilpop Crafts: Make it Masculine
Sparkles Forum: One for the boys

The second Challenge is at Passionately Artistic and our theme is
Anything Goes. Some great prizes so be sure to stop by and link up to
the party. My card is using an old image from a stamp that doesn't
have the name or make on it.

I used water colors and some copics to color this image then
cut it out. Added some stickles around the frame and to the
roses. I stamped the scriptureand inserted in the cut out center. Matted the image onto the beaded
circle and attached that to the base embossed base.
There it is a small simple card.

Entering Challenges:
Cards and More: Anything but a Square
Papertake Weekly: Dies to die for
Shopping Our Stash: Red, Ribbon or Roses
Digi Design House: Dry Embossing
Clearly I Stamp: Scripture
SU papers, swirls embossing folder,
Spellbinders Label #4 and Spellbinder beaded circles,
misc image and stickles.


Benzi said...

Davi, your brother is sure to love the fisherman card. Just super and I'm sure he will know you put a lot of thought into making it just for him.

The second card is so beautiful with the verse surrounded by those gorgeous flowers.

117 degrees????? Yikes!!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

I ADORE the papers Davi. This is an amazing card! Well done, I am a fan.

Lisa Minckler said...

Wow, stitching and fishing and a great shaped card! Fantastic work and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Masculine" challenge. :)
Good luck to you and happy stamping...
Lisa xx

tootsie said...

This is so cute!! Absolutely love your DP! It's so awesome!


Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! I love the fishing teddy. The papers you used are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Wow Davi!! Two really stunning creations girl!! Adore the bear with the fishing theme!! the added fishes are too cute!!

The second card is sooooo elegant looking with such fabulous details!!! TFS!! :)

Pauline said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the sweet little fishing bear, and the lovely sentiment on the second card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

The fishing scene has been recreated so well Davi!

Unknown said...

Oh, I like both cards. My husband fishes so I am always "fishing" for card ideas for him. Love the flowers and coloring on the 2nd one. I am headed over to Passionately Artistic to link up :)

Mona Pendleton said...

So cute Davi! Love the fishing scene! Both of these are darling!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the papers & the fishes are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Lovely creations!

Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday in Masculine Card challenge this week. :)


Cassie said...

Lovely scripture card! Thanks for playing along in CIC34 :D

Alanna said...

Great cards. Thanks so much for playing with Lollipop Crafts this week.

Mary Marsh said...

2 great cards davi-your brother's b'day card is a great one-love the image and your choice of dp-your scripture card is girlie-much to my liking

Unknown said...

That first card is so darn cute.. That image just makes me smile.. I love the DP you used also.. And I just love the shape and all those beautiful colors.. Your coloring looks wonderful..

Stay cool!!! Hugs, Linda

patty said...

please combine post direktly....
it is a very cute card, thank you for your inspirations on CARDS und MORE, luck to wishes, patty

Nancy said...

Both cards are great! Love your fishing bear image, the shape of the card, and your stitching!

Leslie Hanna said...

What a lovely stamped image for the ribbon and roses! Nice coloring, too! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Tammy said...

WOW both of these are gorgeous Davi! I love that sweet little bear and your fantastic dp! Beautiful design and flowers on your second card!

Zulma said...

Cute card! nice shape, image and colors. TFS at Lollipop Crafts.
Zulma DT

Linda Breedlove said...

I'm sure your brother will love this card... how cute... I love the little fisherman bear. Your second is fantastic... beautiful colors on the flowers.

kelly said...

Nice boy's card at the top. I am looking for inspiration to make my son's birthday card.


Cheryl said...

The fishing card is really cute. I have a brother that would like something like that, too. The white floral card is just stunning. Love your coloring. Thanks for visiting my blog for the Flourishes Customer Appreciation Blog Hop. I hope you'll visit again soon. Good luck in the contest!

papertrails leaver said...

Oh you always have the greatest cards Davi! My brother and father would love that fisherman card! How cute is that little fellow! The second is gorgeous with that qoute and die cut! Hope you are well! :-) Amy

Stempelhexe said...

Zwei sehr schöne Karten sind das geworden, danke für deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More.


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Two beautiful cards, great designs and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Cards & More.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Caroljenks said...

Both beautiful cards :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Masculine Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when linking :)
Have you made a note on your calendar so as you don't miss our Birthday Bash week after next? £100's of prizes!!!

Carol x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That fisherman card is so cute and fun, your brother is going to love it! And the 2nd card is as pretty as ever!
Tell me about the heat, I just came back from Arizona, whew... I think Vegas 103 is going to feel sooo good!

Kimberly S said...

They are both fabulous Davi...the fist is simply adorable, and the second so pretty! :) hugs, Kimberly

Crafty Lynz said...

Great word, fab card for a bloke.

Thanks for joining us at SFC. L x

Jen Nelson said...

very cute.. really like this image
thanks for joining us at cards for men
Jen xx

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the fishing image! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Shannon White said...

Goodness, both of these are just Fabulous! Love the Sweet fishing teddy and you paired it with such perfect dp's! Love it!
The second one is so Pretty! love the embossing and lovely watercolored flowers. And what a wonderful sentiment too!

Happy Sunday to you! 8-)


Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful cards and I LOVE the fishing one! Absolutely adorable! I'm a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you enjoy us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Davi these are both fabulous cards that first one is lovely the image and that bow look smashing, the second one you have designed beautifully the shape and the colour of those flowers are truly wonderful.
Lorraine x

Dunja Trautmann said...

Dear Davi,

Your work is brilliant. I like it very well, absolutely adorable.
Thank you for your participation in the Cards und More Challenge. I hope you take part again next time.

Love Dunja x

Bettina L. said...

What a fab male card. Love those colours and that design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Bettina

Flutterby Trina said...

Fab cards! thanks for playing along with your adorable male card at Top Tip Tuesday this week! Good Luck and hope to see you again next week!


CarlaKH said...

Adorable.. each one! Love the colors and of course your coloring if fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Shannah said...

Fabulous cards Davi! Love them both!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Kathy D. said...

I like how the scripture card has a shape to it. Might be simple but it is cute and will make someone smile when they receive it.

Thanks for putting scripture on your card with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge. Hope to see you Friday when the new challenge is posted at

Karen Howard said...

Davi, I love your gone fishin' card, perfectly masculine!!! I love the card base shape, so creative!

mgoll88 said...

Nice Project!
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More!