Thursday, 9 December 2010
Our new challenge this week at Pixie Dust Studio is " Let it snow". Create a Christmas/Holiday card using White and non-traditional colors.
I must admit that I do prefer to go with traditional colours on my Christmas Cards, but I think that this December Pixie works really well in her blue winter coat and hat. The papers are the last bits that I have leftover from a My Minds Eye kit from last year and the sketch that I have followed is the current one at Truly Scrumptious.
Please pop on over to the challenge blog Here to read all about the challenge this week and take a peek at the gorgeous cards from the DT team this week.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
We have a new challenge up and running for you today at
A Spoon Full of Sugar and this time around it is a real easy one for you as we are looking for Christmas creations this week.
We have two great sponsors this week, so your chances of picking up a fab prize this week is doubled. We have Whimsy Stamps and Bunny Zoes Crafts both offering fab prizes and you can read all about this and also take a peek at the gorgeous cards from the DT this week Here
I have chosen to use some gorgeous Stampin Up papers on my card here and the image is by Bugaboo Stamps. The flowers are by prima and I have sprayed them with some Glimmer Spray just to give a little bit of sparkle to them.
I hope you all have fun with this challenge and good luck.
Monday, 6 December 2010
Good morning on yet another snowy Monday.
This past weekend certainly must have been the weekend when everyone thought about putting their Christmas Trees up - there are lots appearing in the windows where I live.
We are heading off to Las Vegas and California on Friday 17th December so my husband has decided that we will not be putting the tree up this year - Bah Humbug!! - but I have not given in yet, so perhaps there may just be a little tree elf arriving in my house this evening!
I am also getting into a bit of a panic about getting all my Christmas cards finished this week as I need to get them all posted at the beginiing of next week at the latest. This is a card that I have made using the gorgeous Tree of Joy digi stamp. This has to be one of my favourite Christmas images this year and is just so quick and easy to colour and using the digi stamp works well as you can just size it to fit into nestabilities etc. The sketch that I have used is the current one at Friday Sketchers.
Have a great week
Friday, 3 December 2010
We have a new release of images today at Pixie Dust Studios to celebrate the release of the Eclipse DVD. These are just gorgeous and just perfect for Christmas cards for all those Twilight fans (I have still not read any of these or watched any of the films - perhaps over the Christmas break!!)
These images are all now available in the Studio Here
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, 2 December 2010
The theme this week is at Pixie Dust Studio Challenges is " Let's get Married " so a nice change from all the Christmas Cards that we have probably been making over the past few weeks.
I have used the gorgeous Forever Love from the Paradise Collection on my card here and teamed it with some K&Co papers. The sketch that I have used is the one this week at Sketch Saturday.
Please do pop on by the challenge blog Here to read all about this week's challenge and also to see what the rest of the DT have created this week.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Our Challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar is chosen by our own Debbie and she has chosen a nice easy recipe for you to play along with, she would like to see 3 pattern papers, 3 buttons or flowers and three gems. I have used papers by My Minds Eye and this gorgeous little image by Whimsy Doodles on my card and I have taken the flowers option and added three tiny gems to the corner of the image.
We are sponsored this week by Digital Delights and you can read all about this and also take a look at the gorgeous samples by the DT this week Here.
I am working from home today rather than spending hours on end trying to get to and fro work so I am lovely and cosy today and have no intention of leaving the house at all today!
Monday, 29 November 2010
I am really late with this post today - what a day. It took me 3 hours to get to work this morning (a 40 mile train journey) and then the best part of 3 hours to get back home again. Needless to say, I now have the office laptop home with me and do not intend even leaving the house tomorrow.
Just to help us forget about all this snow, I have a somewhat cheerier card to share with you today using one of the Miss Evie stamps from Squiggle Stamps. This one could be used for a Birthday, Thank-you or really any occasion. I have used Miss Evie Frills and Flowers on this card and the papers are all by Papermania.
Don't forget, you still have a couple of days to enter our monthly challenge at Squiggle Stamps which you can read all about Here we are looking for lots of Sparkle on your cards and projects, so just perfect for getting some more of those Christmas Cards done.
Have a great week and keep warm!!
Thursday, 25 November 2010
We now have a new challenge up and running for you at Pixie Dust Studio and this time around we have a sketch with a theme.
Create a card/project with a Thanksgiving or Thankful or Thank You theme.
I have used Lets Play Dress Up on my card here and the papers are all by Stampin Up. This card also fits in well with the challenge this week at Papertake Weekly where the theme is Cut it Out and I have cut out the main image, punched the flowers and also the border along the middle of the card.
Please do pop on over to the challenge blog Here to read more about the challenge this week and also to take a look at the fabulous cards from the DT this week.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
I mentioned yesterday that I have been busy with orders for cards and here is another one that I have just finished and given to the customer. I was so pleased with this one and delighted when the customer was thrilled to bits with it.
These super cute images are from Bugaboo Stamps and I just love them - I have also now purchased some of their Christmas ones and will share them at a later time.
The layout that I have used is the current sketch at Friday Sketchers and the papers are by Making Memories. The 50th Birthday circle is from TLC Creations.
This card also fits in with the theme this week at papertake weekly which is cut it out and they are looking for die cutting, punching of cutting out of images, so I think that the inside of this card would qualifly.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
We have a nice easy challenge for you this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar where the theme is "Anything Goes".
I have had a few cards to do to order over the past few weeks and here is one of the ones that I was working on at the Weekend. This one was a real challenge for me as I really don't do men cards! And this one came with the brief that this gentleman now lives in England but has Scottish roots, so I needed to incorporate tartan into the card.
The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and I have used the current sketch at Truly Scrumptious where the added option is to make a Birthday Card.
Monday, 22 November 2010
Where did the weekend go? I had planned to get this post done on Saturday morning, but I just appear to have lost 48 hours and here we are - Monday morning again.
It is really cold here today and looks like we are set for snow this week here in the Highland of Scotland. I certainly am putting on more and more clothes everyday!
I have another Christmas card to share with you today using another of the fabulous images from the Toybox collect at Pixie Dust Studios. This one is called Miss Claus and you can purchase her Here. She comes with a sack of toys, but I had to leave that part off in order to fit into the design layout of this card.
The papers are by Stampin Up - just love these ones and the sketch is the current one at Cute Card Thursday.
Keep warm and have a great week.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Today is release day for the new Toybox collection and it is now available to buy in the Pixie Dust Studio.
I have used the gorgeous and cute Dolly Do-Little on my card here and decided to go with these Making Memories papers, but she would also be just perfect on a little girl's Christmas card. I have followed the current sketch at The Pixie Cottage.
Here is a picture showing the whole collection and I will be back tomorrow to show you a Christmas Card that I have made using another of these gorgeous images.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
We have a new challenge up and running for you at Nutshells. Our friends stateside are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and in support of this we have a thankful theme for our challenge this week, so we are asking you to create a card for Thanksgiving or a Thank You card and please remember to qualify you must use a stamp is sold in the Nutcrafters store .
I have used one of the gorgeous new images from the Cutie Pies Winter collection and this one is called Celeste. You can purchse this collection now Here and this set is part of the prize that you can win in the challenge this time around - so please go check it out Here
The papers are all from a Dovecraft pad and the sketch that I have followed is the current one at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge
I do hope that you find some time to join in the fun with us at Nutshells.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Our challenge this week at A SPoon Full of Sugar was chosen by Ingrid and she would like to see distressing on your cards this week - so inking, distressing edges or using a Vintage style.
You can check out the samples from the DT and also read all about this week's sponsor and fab prize Here
I have chosen to use one of the latest release images from Pixie Dust Studios and this little cutie is called Pixie Ginger and friends and you can get her Here. The papers are all by My Minds Eye and the flower are by prima - they were white ones which I added a bit of ink to before spraying with some glimmer mist.
The sketch that I have used is the current one at Allsorts Challenge
I have only just realised when I was posting this card that due to me being off on holiday at the time that this Holiday Collection was released at Pixie Dust Studios, that I never got round to posting this little box that I had altered using another of these gorgeous images. This one is called Elfie and is available Here
Again the papers that I have used are all by My Minds Eye.
I do hope that you all have fun with this challenge.
Monday, 15 November 2010
While I was away on holiday in Spain the Miss Evie images have all arrived at Squiggle headquarters in rubber and are available to purchase Here and of course for all you digi fans out there they are still available in digi format Here.
I have used the gorgeous Miss Evie Wonderland on my card here.
The papers that I have used are all from a bargain pad that I picked up in TK Max the other week and the sketch that I have followed is the current one at Papertake Weekly
Have a great week
Friday, 12 November 2010
Well I am now back from my little holiday in Spain, but am running so behind this week and I cannot believe that it is Friday already.
Our new challenge at A Spoon Full Sugar started on Tuesday and I am only now able to get my post done with my card for the challenge. This time around we are looking for snowflakes somewhere on your cards or projects.
We are sponsored this week by our own Nikki of Bunny Zoe's Crafts and she is very kindly offering at £10 gift voucher to one lucky winner, so please go check out the blog Here and also to take a look at the gorgeous samples from the rest of the DT this week.
I am still trying to plough on with getting my Christmas cards done, so have taken the opportunity here to get two done with the same layout. The images that I have used are from the Miss Evie collection at Squiggle Stamps. These gorgeous images have just newly been released in Rubber and here I have used Miss Evie heartwarming and also Miss Evie Winter.
The papers are all by My Minds Eye.
The layout that I have used is the current one at Sketch Saturday
and it also fits in perfectly with the November monthly challenge at Squiggle Stamps which you can check out here which has been set by Caz and she is looking for lots of Sparkle on your cards and projects.
Oh. I nearly forgot to mention that all these gorgeous Miss Evie Rubber stamps are on special offer at the moment - so please check them out Here
Have a great weekend.
Monday, 1 November 2010
This is just a really quick post today as I am on holiday in Spain at the moment.
I managed to get this quick card done just before heading off to the airport on Saturday using the gorgeous Tree of Joy from Squiggle Stamps. The papers are all from My Minds Eye.
I have followed the sketch at Crafts 4 Eternity where the added challenge is to have a Christmas Tree on your card.
Have a great week.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
We have a new challenge for you today at Pixie Dust Studio Challenges and the theme is " Happy Halloween "
Create a spooktacular card/project and be sure to include Orange and Black in there.
I have used Frankie Funhouse Fairy on my card and the cute little bats are from the same collection, the papers were all frebbie ones from Bearly Mine Designs.
These halloween colours are just such fun to work with and I do hope that you get some time to play along with us this week.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Hi, Tuesday morning and time for another challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this time around it was my turn to pick a theme, so I have asked you to use die cutting or punching on your creations this week - a nice easy one I think.
I have chosen to use one of the new CC Designs winter images on my card this week along with some contemporary Dovecraft Christmas papers.
I have used a couple of border punches plus a couple of Martha Stewart snowflake punches and also a quickutz snowflake die.
The sketch that I have followed is the current one at Sketch Saturday.
It was also my turn to pick a Guest DT member for the week and I was honoured with the highly talented Cabio agreed to take up the challenge. If you have not already visited her blog, please go take a peek, I can asure you that you will be inspired. Here is Cabio's card that she created for us this week.
We are sponsored this week by Whimsy stamps who are offering the winner their choice of 5 digi images - great prize eh? Please pop on over to the blog Here to read all about the challenge and also see what the rest of the DT have created.
Have a great week.
Monday, 25 October 2010
I have taken a bit of a break from the Christmas Cards that I have posted over the past wee while and have used the gorgeous Miss Evie - Wonderland on my card today along with a Thank You message.
The papers are from a bargain pad that I got from TK Max and I have cut the flowers with a couple of Retro Flower punches.
I have followed the sketch this week at Friday Sketchers.