Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Scroll down for the Passionately Artistic post. Today at the Pixie Cottage week
have a sketch or the theme is Holiday Decor.

I made a Christmas wreath with a bazillion fan medallions, well at least it felt as if I made a bazillion of them! I also made a few of the little folded tube ornaments. While taking care of my mother this holiday week I took lots of strips of paper and made medallions in my spare time. I didn't give much thought to assembly, should have made them smaller. You know the good old hindsight deal lol!Using several different papers by Bo Bunny, Stampin Up and Authentique. Lots of Stickles and a few buttons. My sweet little water colored image is one of the new Pixie Cottage stamps, Not even a mouse found at Michelle's Scrapbooking & More. This will be a little gift to cheer my sweet mom up. The team has some great inspiration for you so stop by.

Entering Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday: A gift/anything but a card
Stamp N Doodle: Red, Green + 1 color
Whimsey Stamps Inspiration: Anything but a card
Pollycraft Monday: Christmas Fun
Craft Your Passion: Tis the or winter related
The Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything but a card/ 3D
Stampin' Royalty: Anything but a card
Dream Valley: Sparkle
Verve Holiday Diva Dare:A Handmade Christmas

Passionately Artistic

Passionately Artistic is gearing up for the Christmas holidays. Be sure to stop by and join the linking party this week. As you can see the card is embossed with the snowflake embossing folder, and stitched onto the base. Stickle dots were added to the stars and then they were stacked using foam dots. A webbed ribbon and the sentiment added for a very simple card.

Entering Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Digi: Winter
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Stars
Inky Impressions: Peppermint twist

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The challenge today at Tuesday Throwdown is a masculine Holiday card. Our sponsor is Dude Time Doodles. My simple card used the water colored images that I cut out and then matted on the dotted swiss embossed mat. A little jeweled holly in the corner. The sentiment is matted on the red cut out with a Spellbinder label and attached with the square brads. The star and tree garland were covered in Stickles. The team has made a some fun man cards, check them out.Lexi's Creations: One for the boys
Paper Creations Ink: Christmas
Craft Your Passion: Tis the Season
Stamps R Us: Emboss it
Incy Wincy Designs: Trees

Monday, November 28, 2011

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Heart Song has a great challenge for you this week! It is a banner and/or buttons. I love banners don't you?
My banner is rather simple today as I have had very little crafting time this week. My mom is home from the hospital and I have been staying with her taking care of her since Wed eve. Sorry I have been MIA but she doesnt have a computer so I have not been able to get around to visit all of you and comment on your creations. Hope to be back on track this week.

I cut out the purple using a Spellbinder banner then stitched on the dotted dp. A few fan fold medallions using a dp with edges frosted with diamond dust Stickles and MS snowflake punch centers. I used the Heart Song Nativity image found Here, and cut out baby Jesus for the center banner.The large stars are cut with a Spellbinder layered with one covered in stickles and then the Cherry Lynn Butterflies added. Stars and snowflakes with lots of silver Stickles along with some buttons for few embellies. There is lots of Stickles making lots of sparkle but just couldnt seem to capture it. The banners are all put together with the old antique crocheted lace. For the sentiment I used part of the Scripture from Luke 2. Come on over and join us!!

Entering Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away: Buttons & bows
Gingerloft: Winter or Christmas
Creative Inspirations: Anything but a card
Allsorts: Pennants
Totally Gorjuss: Sparkle
Hiding in My Craft Room: Holiday any Holiday

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to say I'm thankful for all my blogging friends, you are the best!! Hope all of you in the have a Wonderful day and
you in the US have a Blessed

Just a little fan fold album I made .

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Add ImageHappy Wednesday, time for a new Challenge at The Pixie Cottage. Lots of choices, it is a Set...Cards or tags, gift box, bag and card or our sketch. I made 6 Christmas tags using one of the lovely new Pixie images: Snow Fairy by Alisa Ramirez found at Michelle's Scrapbooking and MoreEach of the pretty little images were water colored a different color and then stickles were added to all the scrolling on each of the dresses and also to the wings. Using the aqua, red and green as Christmasy colors for all the tags.I used a Spellbinder Pennant for the base and then cut and embossed a Bazzill paper triangle to fit inside. Next I used some Christmas print triangles to match.

The little Snow Fairy is mounted on a piece that was embossed and cut out with a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle. I added a lacy snowflake with a bead in each center. The sentiments and mat were all punched with SU and Marvy punches, stitched and then a little jewel added. Lastly I dyed ribbons to match each one and added a bell to each bottom. I like the different shape for fun. Can't wait to see your creations. Sorry not to get around to do much commenting, my moms still in hosp and Im spending all my time there when not working.

All the tags piled up so you can see all the different colored images

Entering Challenges:
Paper Pretties: Tags tags tags
My Partner in Crafting Crime:Christmas Tags
Kaboodle Doodles: Baby its Cold Outside
Whimsy Stamps: Tag you're it
Bows and Berries: Make a Tag
Make It Monday: Anything goes
Get Hippity with Ippity: Embossing

Monday, November 21, 2011

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

A new week and I for one am certainly looking for a better one!!! For our Heart Song Challenge this week we are looking for a circle shaped card and/or thank you.This is one of the Heart Song's new Christmas digis. Used a Spellbinder scalloped circle for the dp and a scalloped rectangle for the image.Used a piece of my new dp. Some stickles, jewels, few punched snowflakes, tag and ribbon for some embellies. Hope you all come on over and and see my wonderful teammates creations and show us yours.

Just have to share this, for my birthday
tomorrow my Sweet friend
Martha sent me a big box stuffed
full of tons of paper crafting treasures
A scoreboard, all kinds of pretty
dps, foam pads, jewels, flowers
and a beautiful card with a
special message.Wow, am I blessed
to have such a wonderful friend!!

Entering Challenges:
Make My Monday: Christmas w/ flower, snowflakes or foliage
Daisy Doodles Creative: Christmas + digi
Lollipop Crafts: Anything goes
Lexi's Creations: No straight edges
Paper Creations Ink: Christmas Theme

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Challenge/ Passionately Artistic

It's Wednesday and another Passionately Artistic Challenge. Lots of opportunity to win this time. Every 50th entry is a winner!! Be sure to stop by and join the party this week! Do you have those months when you have lots of birthday and anniversaries. November is one of those months, my dad, sis, niece, nephew, stepdaughter and myself all have birthdays + 2 anniversaries. That means lots of cards :) This one is for my step daughter whose birthday is Friday. I started with a handful of my vintage buttons and a heart. Added some ribbon dyed to match, embossing, a border cut with a Spellbinder Fleur De Lis and a MS punched edge that I accordian pleated to make a simple feminine card. I used Mona's CR84Fn42 color challenge.

Entering challenges:
Crafting When We Can: Female Birthday
2 Sisters: Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers: Favorite Technique..embossing
Deep Ocean: Vintage


How about joining us this week?? We have a sketch or you can chose to use the theme which is Family Thankfulness. Since this is the time of year we seem to be thinking about the things we are thankful for I made a Thanksgiving card. Im thankful for many things but most especially for my wonderful family! This is fun little step card is for my sweet Sis Shannon. I used three different Pixie Cottage images. I cut the two
figures out of the scenes, water
colored and put on the first step. Then
I punched lots of ovals and circles to make the pumpkins along with the leaves for the second step. The third step has the pumpkin bench image with another little pumpkin to sit on the bench. I made some leaves for the side step and attached little pumpkin to the sentiment. The papers were embossed and edges distressed. The sentiments were mounted on Spellbinder label # 21 and the beaded circles.

Entering Challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Thanks
The Corrosive: Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays : Thanksgiving/Thanks'
Our Creative Corner: Pumpkins/Pumpkin Pie
Celebrate the Occasion: Thanksgiving + a punch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Create a card that depicts gratitude based on I Thessalonians 5:18

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Happy Tuesday to you all. Are you ready for this weeks Tuesday Throwdown? It is circles circles, can be a shaped card, dies cuts punches or the dp. So you all can hop on over and join us! Our generous sponsors My Grafico supplied us with this fun Friendship collection. Now I decided to made a criss cross pocket and tag. Lots of real & faux stitching and a embossed insert for the inside of the pocket. I used several of the images which were all water colored and cut out. The circular friend sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinder scalloped circle then the pink mat attached and the flower was foam dotted on for some dimension with the little cut out dragon fly added. I cut the tag with the same Spellbinder scalloped oval then attached the sentiment and images. All wrapped up with a ribbon and bow!

Entering Challenges:
Make It Monday: Always anything goes
Bow and Berries: A tag
Daisy Doodles: Anything goes w/ a digi
Pollycraft Monday: Friendship
Dream Valley: Stitching
Catch The Bug: A pocket

Monday, November 14, 2011

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Well I'm thinking life is beginning to settle down a bit and I wanted to thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. My husband had his surgery and we think that it was successful.He can feel that something is touching his fingers but the hand is splinted and wrapped so we won't know the extent of feeling or if attachment of the ligament worked for another week. My dad has also recovered from his surgery and after some rough days the infection and swelling is better in my moms knee and she may get to come home Fri or Sat.
So onto today's HEART SONG CHALLENGE...Gold and/or Glitter. I used both. This nativity scene is one of the latest Heart Song images. I made it very simple by covering all the lines in gold Stickles. On each of the Magi I used a little touch of colored Stickles. The gold frame is cut with a Spellbinder Fleur De Lis and matted on the embossed white and again on the gold. A little gold stitching used to attach the white to the gold. The sentiment was punched out with SU oval and scalloped oval. The sheer ribbon bow is Offray.

Entering Challenges:
Paper Sundaes: Use a digi
Pile It On: Traditional Christmas
Craft Hazelnut's Christmas: Whatever lights your candle
Totally Gorjuss: Christmas Traditions
Stamps R Us: Bling it on

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Im a little late posting.... my husband is having surgery today and I have to work out of town and cant be there, had to send him off with a friend :( Pixie Cottage is my first card and I chose to use the theme today, but you can use the sketch or both if you chose. The theme is Blue for a boy.
I made a little birth announcement. My sweet little image, Baby Blake is water colored and cut out with the a Spellbinder flower. A little punched layered sentiment and a button to finish it off.

Make It Monday: Always anything goes
Allsorts: Anything but a square
Our Creative Corner: Masculine card/project

My second card is for Passionately Artistic.... I used a fall thankful theme. This is the little booklet I'm making for our family to journal about Thanksgiving this year. The inside has several pages and some images to decorate the inside.

Entering Challenges:
City Crafters: Thanks *giving
Creative Inspirations: Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts: Thanksgiving/fall
Pile It On: Thanksgiving or give thanks

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week is your favorite color combo. Our sponsor Stitchy Bear have generously supplied us with so great images. I chose this beautiful parrot. My most favorite colors are purples and greens so have used it but also added a little teal in for the parrot. I water colored my image and then cut out with a Spellbinder scalloped oval.The print is paper pizzaz and solids are Bazzill. Stickles was added to the parrot and dots on the fleur de lis.
The sentiment was punched with a SU oval and little fleur de lis added to each side. The ribbon was hand dyed and a little flower added to the center. You really need to stop by and see the rest of the teams Great cards. Such a fun challenge so why not stop by and show us your favorite colors!

Entering Challenges:
Daisy Doodles Creative: Anything goes w/digi
Incy Wincy Designs: Stitching
Birthday Sundays: Birthday with sentiment on front

Monday, November 7, 2011

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Happy Monday, hoping for a better week how about you. Are you ready for our Heartsong Inspiration challenge, it is Anything Goes this week. Don't you think this is such a pretty image and it is so versatile. Leah is currently moving all images to a new location. You will find them HERE. Be patient it may take a week or two to get them all moved. This image was water colored and foam dotted on. The design dps are SU. Cut a looped section using the Spellbinder pennant then ran thru dotted swiss embossing folder. Dyed some scrim for the bow and fasten with the button.
A friend just gave me some beautiful butterflies, this is one of them. Used SU oval and oval scalloped for the sentiment. An easy challenge so why not stop by and join us!!

Entering Challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Catch The Bug: Anything Goes