Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New releases at The Pixie Cottage and a giveaway!

There is some exciting news at the Pixie Cottage this week! Here is a sneak peek at one of the NEW RELEASES! I was so excited to see this beautiful butterfly and couldn't wait to ink it up.
Unfortunately, my mojo made like Elvis and left the building. I have no idea what was wrong with me! I colored the beautiful flowers and then didn't like the color, then I added a new color and thought it was too I added another color to brighten up. You know what I got? BROWN flowers! Nothing says thinking of you like brown wilted flowers eh! So, what is a girl to do when her coloring goes astray? Cover it with flower soft!

Between the jumbled flowers and the purple stickles gone wrong...I was less than thrilled with the outcome but the stamp really is beautiful! :) I will give it another go once the creative juices are flowing once again.

There are so many gorgeous stamps that are coming to the Pixie Cottage. Stay tuned for more to come!

This weeks challenge for Once Upon a Wednesday is a sketch and or a pocket or tag. (see comment about flowers above) I wasn't about to try a pocket :)
This weeks gorgeous sketch was provided by the wonderfully talented Bev Rochester.
I would love to see you join us this week for great prizes!
Leave me a comment and you will be entered to win this brand new rubber stamp! I will choose a winner on Monday! (Please make sure I can either find your email address on your profile or leave me one!)Challenges:
Your Next Stamp - Use a Border Punch (6/8)
Clearly iStamp - Flowers (31st)
Colour Create - green/aqua (3rd)
365 Cards - Insect frenzy (3rd)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Holy Carp it's sketch Tuesday!

Welcome to the always fun, never boring, Sketch Tuesday at Skipping Stones!. I am absolutely loving this new, hilarious set called "Holy Carp". It has so many fantastic sayings that are perfect for that guy in your life. Just look at the face on that fish!
I actually made this card for my Dad's birthday coming up this weekend. He loves to fish but rarely comes home with the "big one!" I think he and my husband just talk about the HUGE fish that barely got away, over and over again...I'm sure you know the one.

We have our last sketch by Jen Del Muro (sniff, sniff) for you to try this week. Jen has been amazing and I have had so much fun with her sketches and creative genius this month.

Don't forget to check out the other fun creations by the Stamp Tramps!
Angela Thomas
Erin Stieler Grotegut
Deb Felts - Guest Tramp
Michelle Giraud
Kandi Phillips
Amanda Sewell
Jennifer Ingle - NEW permanent Tramp!

OLLCB - Bright And Cheerful (31st)
Whoopsi Daisy - As you like it (31st)
The Creative Cottage - One for the Boys (27th)
Crafty Calendar - The Great Outdoors (6/03)
Stampin for the Weekend - Make someone smile (06/03)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Holy Carp - Skipping Stones
Paper: HQ water color paper, Basis cardstock, Bazzil swiss dots cardstock, dp from my stach (sorry I can't remember!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, TH Distress Ink (fired brick, faded blue jeans, shabby shutters, peeled paint, broken china, vintage photo, walnut stain)
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Sponges, Spellbinders, twine, buttons, stickles

Monday, May 24, 2010

Winner of the Skipping Stones Blog Hop Giveaway....

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Skipping Stones Blog Hop. Don't forget to come back tomorrow and check out the new Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

The winner of this adorable stamp set, chosen by is........

True Random Number Generator 13


Congratulations Laura. Please email me with your delivery address and I will get those out to you!

Keep checking for more candy in June!
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