Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Photo Perfect

Good Day! This week at Pixie Cottage our challenge is to make something that is a home decor. Not this is not something that I typically do but I thought I would give it a try this week. I combined a couple of the Pixie Cottage images( Hannah's Sled and Winter Window) and then colored them with copic markers and put them into a frame. It now sits on my mantle as I thought it turned out so sweet. I do hope that you will join us over at the challenge!

I have made this for the Verve Diva Challenge to make your gifts.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Welcome to our last week of Christmas for ABC Toys and Crafts: Julie is giving us a break for the holidays! So without further ado- my final card for 2011 is using the wonderful Crafty Secrets set-Vintage Christmas. The bottom layer I used the christmas musical stamp on cream cardstock and then used the crimper to give it some depth. Then I used this beautiful dark red/burgundy paper and did a little tearing and distressing the edges to make it more vintage. I also used a couple of the Martha Stewart punches- the snowflake embossing border punch and the snowflake punch.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thinking of you

I know, I know............ you are all thinking has Heidi gone mad? She has a spring card up! Well I could not resist with this sweet little Pixie Cottage image for this weeks sketch. I am sure all the other gals will be posting Christmas and Winter cards but what is a girl to do with this little sweetie? Every Wednesday the Pixie Cottage Challenge posts a challenge: it typically will include a sketch and a theme but you can use either or both! I love it because I feel like I have a little more freedom, HENCE the spring time card. Best of all- FREE stamps given away!! Come join us!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Night Before Christmas

Shhhhh................ look how happy that puppy is that Santa has arrived. Boy does that bring a smile to my face and reminds me of all those fun years where my boys waited anxiously for Santa's arrival! We are making Christmas cards over on the ABC Toys and Crafts Design Blog and the designers are working with the MS Punches. I used Double Scallop and Quilt border Punches. But of course I don't want to forget my nestabilities: Snowflake and Rectangle. I stamped my Stampavie image with Tuxedo Black and then colored it with my copic markers.
You all want a chance to win some goodies? Come join us on the Design Team Challenge: Christmas HERE !

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pixie Cottage Wednesday

Oh- I am so in the mood for Thanksgiving.... the turkey, dressing, and just the warm feeling the day brings (even if it is blistery!). Aren't you excited? Today's card I made with the thought of thanksgiving in mind for the Pixie Cottage Challenge. If you have not joined us I tell you that you should. Michelle has some beautiful images and a whole bunch of new ones that have just come out too which you can find here. And you can win them weekly!
Have a warm and thankful week! Heidi

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Cute Stamps

This week we are showcasing the My Cute Stamps here at ABC Toys and Crafts! I got this key set and knew right away it would be a great set for a masculine card.

So don't forget about our challenge this month on the challenge blog- we are focusing on Christmas cards!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Special Pumpkins..........

Hello everyone! Today's card is so fun, or at least it was fun making it! I got the idea for these little circular pumpkin on Jen DelMuro blog a few weeks ago, they were just so darned cute! The little stemps are Verve ...... perfect little Thanksgiving card. I know it is a quick post but having my hard drive crash I get on/off as quick as I can as we are sharing here at my house till my laptop is fixed. UGH! So enjoy and catch you later.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hey- and welcome back this fair Wednesday! I have been really struggling to get my posts done these last few days as my hard drive crashed this last weekend and it seems that every other computer in this house has a vendetta against me! I think that I may have used a few choice words that probably didn't settle well with them. So I apologize for missed links..... I will do my best here.

So today's card is one that I made for the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week in which I used the sketch and the "theme" was blue for boys- but I didn't have a stamp per say for that theme. But I knew as soon as I thought blue that I wanted to make this rose into a beautiful winter rose with snow on it. Oh I know- we con't see those of course but still- isn't it wonderful.

I do hope you come and join us- Michelle always has wonderfu prizes and you can choose between a theme and a sketch- what can be more versatile than that!

Monday, November 7, 2011

ABC Monday......

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! If you stopped in yesterday you will know that we are challenging all of you to make Christmas cards this month on the ABC Toys and Crafts Challenge and I am hoping you will all join us! So to kick off today- I made a card with a tag combination. As you may have noticed most recently I have been leaning toward vintage- and today's no different. What is it about that cherry cobbler and kraft combination?
RECIPE: Making Memories Noel Christmas Stamp Set , Memento Black Ink, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Gemstones.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Challenge

Today is challenge day over at ABC Toys and Crafts Challenge Blog and we are challenging you all to make Christmas cards! I just got this Crafty Secrets set in the mail this last week and had to ink it up for some vintagy loveliness- don't you think? I love the cobbler red, kraft brown and olive greens together

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Friend to Friend

Hello Everyone- I am so excited as today is my first day to post as a design team member for Pixie Cottage. I was so honored to have Michelle invite me to join the team because she has some beautiful images that are wonderful for coloring with copics! This weeks challenge is this sketch with the "addition" of a Christmas challenge. Now, as you can see I did not go with Christmas but I had to use that sweet Hanna Witch!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Well yes, it is now that time of year.............. time to start my christmas cards. I know you all have probably started your cards and I am just getting started. So this is my first one, using the SU background stamp in cherry cobbler on kraft cardstock. I apologize for the coloring on the picture, my lightbulb burned out and this was the only one we had until I can get out and get a pure light one. I once again used my filligree snowflake (Cottage Cutz) to frame the 25 with the addition of some liquid pearls. I like the vintage feel of this card.