Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pixie Cottage #50 - Party/Celebration!

It's another Once Upon A Wednesday at The Pixie Cottage and it's time for another super sketch and theme to help you on your creative endeavors!
Along with the sketch we want to see your project with the optional theme of "Party/Celebration" just in time for The New Year!

Challenges:

Bunny Zoe = Sparkle and Shine
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Alys Sunday - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes


Card Recipe:
Image - New by Faith Skrdla
Paper - The Natural Stack by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Square Punch - Family Treasures
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder - Basic Grey for Sizzix
Sentiment - Printed
Rhinestones - Michaels $1 spot



This is the super sketch by Tanya!



This image is by Faith our newest artist and she designs such cute designs that I just love having her on board at The Pixie Cottage!

Katie

Friday, December 17, 2010

Designed 2 Delight - A Little Winter Whine!

This is one of my last Christmas cards this year and this one is featured on Card Ideas from Designed 2 Delight today.
This is going to a friend who really isn't a Winter lover at all! LOL

Challenges:
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
Cards For Men - Christmas
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Pear Tree Designs - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Pollycraft - White Christmas
Paper Playtime - Snowman
Totally Gorjuss - Snow
Wags N Whiskers - Snowflakes
Woodware - Winter
Catch The Bug - Winter Wonderland
The Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland
Ladybug Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Ellephantastic - Winter
Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Wishes
Cupcake Inspirations - Blue and White cupcake with a Snowflake
ABC Christmas - Z for Zero (use an old challenge I chose F for Frost with the option of Snow)
Crafts and Me - Moody Blues
Cupcake Craft - Non Traditional Christmas
Incy Wincy - Non Traditional Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Sparkling Christmas (using a digi)
Bunny Zoe = Sparkle and Shine
Karber Weekly - Use a Digi
There She Goes - Use Your Stash (paper is years old!)
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes


Card Recipe:
Image - Winters Cheer
Paper - Colorbok
Medium - Copic Markers
Snowflakes - Hobby Lobby
Doily - Little Yellow Bicycle



He is a super cute Snowman and the fact that he has a glass of wine in his hand makes me smile even more!
Hopefully by the time you read this I will be sipping a cup of tea in my Mum's kitchen all the way home in England!
There will be a few cards scheduled over the next couple of weeks but I'm enjoying a well deserved rest (well it won't be a rest but you know what I mean) with my family and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Katie

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Digital Delights - Little Dumpling with Bunny Slippers

It's time for another fabulous sample from Digital Delights and I got to use the super cute Little Dumpling with Bunny Slippers

Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
Frosted Designs - Ribbons
Prairie Fairy - Use a Star
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Stars
Bunny Zoe = Sparkle and Shine
Stamp Something - Something Digi
Karber Weekly - Use a Digi
Crafts and Me - Moody Blues
By The Cute and Girly - Children
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts - For Someone Special
Fun With Shapes and More - Scallops
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - Monochromatic
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cutie Sunday - Anything but Christmas
Crafty Emma - Anything But Christmas


Card Recipe:
Image - Little Dumpling in Bunny Slippers
Paper - K and Co Itsy Bitsy
Medium - Copic Markers
Ribbon - Michaels
Sentiment - Sticko



This would be a cute card for a Baby Shower, a birth or even a 1st Birthday Card!
I hope you like this as much as I do!

Katie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pixie Cottage #49 - Special Friends/Family

It's another Once Upon A Wednesday here at The Pixie Cottage and it's time for another super sketch and theme to help you on your creative endeavors!
Along with the sketch we want to see your project made for "Special Friends and Family" just in time for The Holidays!

Challenges:
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas or Advent
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas
Pear Tree Designs - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas
AI Factory - Happy Holidays
2 Sisters - Twas The Night Before Christmas
Tuesday Taggers - And The Stockings Were Hung
Hanna and Friends - Christmas in Red
Paper Cupcakes - Christmas with Red and Green
Crafty Ho's - Red and Green
CRAFT - Color Combo "Festivia"
Thrilling Thursday - Celebrate
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
Sew Many Challenges - Flower Power
Frosted Designs - Ribbons
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
Stampin B's - Use a Star (on the top of the tree)
Winter Wonderland - Bauble (on the tree)
Our Daily Bread - Photo Inspiration (the fireplace)
Sweet Stampin - 3 Papers, 2 Embellishments and 1 Image
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes


Card Recipe:
Image - The Stockings Were Hung
Paper - A Homemade Christmas by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Ribbon - American Crafts


This was the super sketch we had to start us off with.



I know that Winter is here and many of you would love to be sitting next to a warm fire like this!
The cold days mean more inside time so it's perfect for finishing off that Christmas crafting!
Katie

Cooking It Up #42 - Show Me Your Favorite Ribbons and Brads

It's time for the final challenge of the year at my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge.

The recipe this time is:
Your favorite technique
Some ribbons
and
Some brads!

Challenges:
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
AI Factory - Happy Holidays
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Sparkling Christmas (using a digi)
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas
Twisted Thursday - Holidays with Glitter and Bling
Cupcake Craft - Non Traditional Christmas
Incy Wincy - Non Traditional Christmas
Pollycraft - White Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations - Blue and White cupcake with a Snowflake
Crafts and Me - Moody Blues
Pixie Dust - Let It Snow
Totally Gorjuss - Snow
Fairy Knoll - Frost
Paper Cutz - Snowman
Paper Playtime - Snowman
Daring Cardmakers - Snow Much Fun!
Wags N Whiskers - Snowflakes
Woodware - Winter
Catch The Bug - Winter Wonderland
The Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Wishes
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
I Did It - Creative Folds
Bunny Zoe - Sparkle and Shine
Character Cafe - Glitter
Frosted Designs - Ribbons
If The Shoe Fits - Texture
Paper Romance - Heavy Metal
Stamp Something - Something Digi
There She Goes - Use Your Stash (paper is years old!)
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes


Card Recipe:
Image - There's No Place Like a Snow Home by Robyn's Fetish
Paper - Colorbok
Medium - Copic Markers
Ribbon - Michaels
Metal letters and brads - Making Memories
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Glitter - Stickles



I cut out the second snowman image and added foam underneath him before sticking him on top of the original.
I colored him first and then added Stickles in 3 colors to give him some Sparkle for Christmas!
We'd love to see you play along with my recipe!
Katie

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Digital Delights - We've Moved! Happy House

It's time for another fabulous sample from Digital Delights and I hope you are going to love this little card set, it's just perfect for those We've Moved notifications.

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams - Seeing Triple (3 of the same card)
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Ladybug Crafts - Pearls
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple


Card Recipe:
Image - Happy House
Paper - Cafe Mediterranean
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Printed
Rhinestones - Michaels $1 spot



These are little cards, just 4" high and 3" wide, but are perfect for giving out or sending when you've moved.
Katie

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pixie Cottage #48 - Sparkle and Shine

It's another Once Upon A Wednesday here at The Pixie Cottage and it's time for another super sketch and theme to help you on your creative endeavors!
Along with the sketch we want to see your project with added "Sparkle and Shine" just in time for The Holidays!

Challenges:
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas or Advent
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Belli - Christmas
Riley and Co - Christmas
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Stampin Royalty - Winter Holiday
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Red and Green
Color Throwndown - Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip or Kraft
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - Santa's Sack
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Paper Players - Christmas
Let's Ink It Up - Christmas with Sparkle/Bling (must us a rubber stamp)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles - Festive Colors
Wild Orchid - An Old Fashioned Christmas
Tuesday Taggers - Deck the Halls (Holly)
Teddy Stampers - Christmas Teddies
Crafty Creations - Bear
Cutie Sunday - Red and Green
Sundays With Crissy - Christmas is Coming
Kort O Mania - Christmas
Crafty Ho's - Any Holiday
Ink On My Fingers - Christmas
Dutch Dare - Christmas
2 Sisters - Sparkly Christmas
Iris - Christmas
Frosted Designs - Glitter
Fairy Knoll - Glitter
Gingersnaps - White Glitter
Fresh Brewed Designs - Sparkle and Shine
Stampotique - Punches or Die Cuts


Card Recipe:
Image - Hannah's Fireplace (coming soon)
Paper - A Homemade Christmas by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Rhinestones - Michaels $1 dpot
Sentiment - Hobby Lobby
Glitter - Candy Cane Stickles and Glamour Dust
Ribbon - American Crafts


This is the great sketch we got to work with, I turned it on it's side.



I added Candy Cane Stickles to the hats, shoes, candy cane and for the Holly berries. I also used Puffy Paint with Glamour Dust on the fur trim.
This is a brand new stamp and if you are in The Pixie Cottage Stamp Club then this will be winging its way to you very soon!

Cooking It Up #41 - Layer Me A Red Christmas

Welcome to another recipe from my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge blog!

The recipe is:
Layers
Red
Christmas!

Challenges:

Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas or Advent
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Stampin Royalty - Winter Holiday
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Red and Green
Color Throwndown - Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip or Kraft
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - Santa's Sack
Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Paper Players - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Be Inspired by Snowglobes (the image in the circle)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles - Festive Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Riley and Co - Christmas
Cutie Sunday - Red and Green
Sundays With Crissy - Christmas is Coming
Kort O Mania - Christmas
Crafty Ho's - Any Holiday
Ink On My Fingers - Christmas
Dutch Dare - Christmas
2 Sisters - Sparkly Christmas
Iris - Christmas
Belli - Christmas
Frosted Designs - Glitter
Fairy Knoll - Glitter
Gingersnaps - White Glitter
Fresh Brewed Designs - Sparkle and Shine


Card Recipe:
Image - Rupert Clause 2 by Stampin Dragon
Paper - A Homemade Christmas by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Flowers - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Michaels
Sentiment - Hobby Lobby



I added Puffy Paint and Glamour Dust to is hat for a little sparkle.
I hope you are coming to the end of your big list of Christmas cards but still have one you can add to this challenge!
Katie

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pile It On - It's All In the Wrapping!

It's time for another fabulous challenge at Pile It On and this time we are asking for you concentrate on "wrapping" the gifts instead of making the cards.
We had a fabulous sponsor in Stitchy Bear Stamps that made it super easy to create some fabulous projects for you.
Also as it is December we decided that the team needs a little break so this challenge will be the last of the year and run for the whole month of December!

Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi
Card Making Mama's - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Paper Players - Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends - Packaging
Creative Card Crew - Treat Box/Goodie Bag
Karber Weekly - Sparkle (must use a digi)
Creative Inspirations - Gift or Gift Bag
Crafty Creations - Gift Card Holder
Little Red Wagon - Christmas Tag or Bag
Bunny Zoe - Christmas but not a Card
Reasonable Ribbon - Anything But A Card
Little Paper Shop - Funky Edge
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
Diva Stamper - Photo Inspiration
Fussy and Fancy - Anything But A Card
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas or Advent
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Papercutz - Christmas with 2 patterned papers
Stamp Something - Christmas Colors
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Red and Green
Paper Garden - Tag Your It
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tag
Gingerloft - Bows


Project Recipe:
Images - Annies Christmas Gift Tags and Christmas Day Tiny Tickets both by Stitchy Bear
Papers - DCWV The Christmas Combo
Medium - Copic Markers
Glitter - Glamour Dust
Ribbon - Unknown
Border Punches - Martha Stewart
Metallic Paper - American Crafts




I used a tutorial/pattern from Split Coast Stampers for the boxes and just "winged it" with the gift card holders and I really like how both turned out.
I'm be using some of these for my Christmas wrapping this year and I hope we've all inspired you to "get wrapping" and play along with us at Pile It On.
Katie

Friday, December 3, 2010

Designed 2 Delight - Kaela as an Fairy

When you see my card today you'll know why I just had to make it!
Faith at Designed 2 Delight keeps coming out with such wonderful designs and I'm so happy to be able to work with them.
We have made a brand new blog called Card Ideas where you can get brand new ideas from a different designer every day of the week! Be sure to drop by there and add yourself as a follower so you don't miss any of the news.

Challenges:

Magical Monday - Wings
Whoopsi Daisy - Girlie
Paper Playtime - Christmas Song
Ooh La La - Christmas Song
Paper Cupcakes - Anything Goes
Going Grey - Anything Goes
Peartree Designs - Sketch and Gems
Papertake Weekly - Sketch (so very similar to the other)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Karber Weekly - Sparkle (must use a digi)
There She Goes - Card For A Child
ABC Christmas - Y is for Yuletide (use Holly and Berries or Red and Green or Candles)
Flutterby - Open (must have Angel, Fairy or Butterfly)
The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe (I chose Die Cut, Make a Card, Holiday theme)
Little Paper Shop - Funky Edge
Stamp and Create - Tis The Season
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup


Card Recipe:
Image - Kaela as a Fairy
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Homemade Christmas by DCWV
Border and Corner Punch - Martha Stewart
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Ribbon - Michaels
Holly and Jingle Bells - Hobby Lobby
Sentiment - Walmart
Glitter - Glamour Dust



After I colored Kaela I added lots of sparkle with Glamour Dust on her wings and shoes and Smooch paint on her cheeks and as highlights in her hair.
I really love how she turned out and hope you do too.
Katie

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Digital Delights New Releases

It's one of my favorite days of the month, New Release Day at Digital Delights!.
Now we all know that Christmas is fast approaching and we are hoping you are almost done with your cards as we move on into the New Year!
This release is all about New Beginnings and I know you're going to love them all.

Challenges:

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me (open week)
Paper Cupcakes - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Going Grey - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Celebrate and Bling It Up!
Annabelle Stamps - Sketch and Bling
Little Paper Shop - Funky Edge


Card Recipe:
Image - Little Dumpling Happy New Year boy
Paper - The Guy Stack by DCWV
Metallic Paper - American Crafts
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Letter Beads - Walmart



Isn't this little guy just the cutest?
Be sure to drop by the Digital Delights Blog and see what other wonderful creations the team came up with.

Katie

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pixie Cottage #47 - Paper Piecing

It's time for another super sketch and challenge at The Pixie Cottage and we'd love to see you give it a try.
It is one of my favorite techniques and that is Paper Piecing!

Challenges:

Charisma Cardz - One for The Girls
Whoopsi Daisy - Girlie
Speedy the Cats Friends - Bows
Gingerloft - Bows
Sweet Stampin - Buttons and Bows
Praire Fairy - Buttons and Bows
Meljens - Buttons and Bows
Paper Play - Stars
Sentimental Sundays - 3 papers, 3 buttons and some ribbon (and a sentiment)
Craft Your Days Away - Texture
Alphabet Challenge - E for Embossing
Lots to Do - Embossing
Sketches in Thyme - Open Sketch week (any card as long as you use a sketch)
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Stampin B's - Holiday Card
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
One Stop Craft - Christmas Cuties
Totally Gorjuss - Oh Christmas Tree
Stamp It Crazy - Christmas
Stempeltraeume - Red and Green
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me (open week)
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It


Card Recipe:
Image - Hannah with Hearts
Paper - Homemade Christmas by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Embossing Folder - Basic Grey for Sizzix
Tree - Sizzix
Ribbon - Stash
Rose - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - Printed in Santa's Sleigh Font
Buttons - Dress It Up


This was the great sketch we got to work with (I turned it to fit the image)



I paper pieced the dress, boots, hearts and hair tie and I just love the extra touch this adds to the image.
This was a sketch that when I first saw I thought I couldn't use but when I turned it on it's side I thought I'd give it a go and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Katie

Cooking It Up #40 - Make Me A Green Vintage Set!

It's time for a new recipe challenge here at Cooking It Up With Katie!


Green
Card Set or Tag Set
Vintage


Crafty Emma - Vintage Christmas
Wild Orchid - Old Fashioned/Victorian Christmas
My Time To Craft - Vintage
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes Christmas
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me (open week)
The Shabby Tearoom - Shaped (no square or rectangle cards, I did tags)
Our Creative Corner - Tags
Paper Romance - Tags
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tag
Little Red Wagon - Christmas Tag or Bag
Speedy the Cats Friends - Bows
Gingerloft - Bows
Sweet Stampin - Buttons and Bows
Praire Fairy - Buttons and Bows
Meljens - Buttons and Bows
Ellephantastic - Red and Green
Stempeltraeume - Red and Green
Craft Your Days Away - Texture
Alphabet Challenge - E for Embossing
Lots to Do - Embossing