Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Buttons and Bows at The Pixie Cottage

Two and a half more weeks until my daughter's wedding.  I keep getting asked if I am getting panicked and sometimes I wonder if I should be.  I think we have been slowly working on things and getting things done that everything is just done, except for the cake and a few other last minute details.  Once I get another camera I will take pictures and post everything. 
So here we are with another Wednesday rolling around, and that means another challenge at The Pixie Cottage. This week it's Buttons and Bows.  There is also the great sketch provided.  So follow the theme or the sketch, or both!  Come join us. 

I used Copics to color Hanna on Stepping Stones by Sandra Hammer, available at Michelle's Scrapbooking.  The image was cut /embossed with Spellbinders die and sponged with Distress Ink.  All DP is Basic Grey Stella Ruby.

Stamps:  Hannah on Stepping Stones from The Pixie Cottage.
Paper:  Basic Grey Stella Ruby;  The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Memento, Copics, Distress Inks.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, ribbon, buttons

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anything But a Card at The Pixie Cottage

This week at The Pixie Cottage, the challenge is Anything But a Card.  There is also a sketch to follow should you choose.  Use the sketch or the them or both, but come join us for this week's challenge!
I saw one of these cute baskets back before Christmas somewhere in blogland, then I ran across it again here with this great tutorial.  I thought it looked like one of those "fortune teller" paper fold up things we used to make and play with as a kid, and that's what it is!!  How cute is that?!?  A friend asked me to make some baskets for the tables at a bridal shower, with pink, brown and green as the colors, and she wanted it "funky but elegant".  Ooooooookay.  Not sure this fits into that description, but I got the colors right.  All DP is My Mind's Eye, sponged with Distress Inks.  I used the beautiful Faith Sentiments stamp from Michelle's Scrapbooking.  The pink roses and top flower were handmade by  me, and the other flowers at the base are from Michael's, spritzed with Glimmer Mist.  Sorry about the poor picture quality, but my camera has gone MIA and I now have to use my cell phone, and no matter how I tried it would not focus on the sentiment.

Stamps:  Pixie Cottage "Faith Sentiments" from Michelle's Scrapbooking.
Paper: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Distress Inks, Memento.
Accessories:  Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen and Fleur-de-Lis Squares, handmade and purchased flowers.

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pixie Cottage Challenge #106

It's time for a Clean and Simple challenge at The Pixie Cottage.  Every Wednesday is a new challenge, with a sketch and a theme.  You can follow the sketch or the theme, or do both.  Come join us!  For this week's clean and simple challege, I followed both theme and sketch.  I used Valentine Hannah by Sandra Hammer available at Michelle's Scrapbooking.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  Cut and embossed the image with Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, inked with Distress Ink.  Sentiment (can't remember which company, because it fell off it's backing) was stamped with Colorbox Queues, then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked it with Distress Ink as well.   The background DP is from DCWV Simple Elegance pack, and I photographed it so you can see the foil swirls.  

Stamps:  Valentine Hannah from The Pixie Cottage; (?) sentiment.
Paper:  The Paper Studio, DCWV Simple Elegance, Neenah Solar White.
Ink:  Colorbox  Queues, Distress Ink.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacey Ovals and Ribbon Banner dies, corner rounder/heart punch.

Truly Scrumptious - Love and Hearts.
Paper Sundaes  - Valentines.
My Time to Craft - Adorable.