Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Countdown / Numbers"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is Countdown/Numbers!
I did a little of both.  I used a number embossing folder for my tag, and my sentiment has a countdown.  A tag is a great way to dress up a hostess gift.  I used the boy Mun-kins from the image.

I'm also entering this in colourQ challenge.
Image: Pixie Dust Studio Mun-kins

Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Jan. 4th!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Altered Alice Week 4, CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!


Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service. Thanks to design team member Donna for organizing this Christmas prize!

To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?


The window was designed by stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave me permission to show her close-up photos here, click to enlarge:





We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, so send us a Christmas card or tag! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post.

Stop by The Altered Alice to see some AMAZING design team inspiration projects, and we hope you will play along as well!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Corner Bookmarks


My mom wanted me to make her some bookmarks as a little party favor to give to friends.
Here is what I came up with.

Have a great holiday everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "3 different paper patterns "

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is use THREE different paper patterns !


Image: Pixie Dust Studio Popsicle's Pad
I used the sketch from Card Patterns Sketch 146 challenge.


Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Dec. 28th!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Altered Alice Week 3, CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!


Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service. Thanks to design team member Donna for organizing this Christmas prize!

To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?


The window was designed by stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave me permission to show her close-up photos here, click to enlarge:





We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, so send us a Christmas card or tag! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post.

Stop by The Altered Alice to see some AMAZING design team inspiration projects, and we hope you will play along as well!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Stitching"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It's time for a new challenge!


This weeks challenge is Stitching!




Image: Pixie Dust Studio D is for DANCER

I'm entering this inRibbon Carousels Tangled Twine challenge.

Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Dec. 21st!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Last week was my wedding anniversary and I made a card for hubby. 
I just got this great tree stamp from Unity.  It's called So & So Loves.  I did a lot of fussy cutting and paper pieced the whole thing in layers so I could have the blue snowy sky in the back, then the tan to be the carved out part of the tree, and then the wood grain (October Afternoon Weather Vane) on top.  The little cardinal is colored in Copic marker.  The snow added to the tree is white India ink.
Now to make a Mr. and Mrs.  They are both pieces of different stamps.  She is Miss Anya Lunge and Special Autumn, he is My Guy Ian and Miss Anya Lounge.  Hubby is a hiker so I had to get that backpack in.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Mixed Messages, and the tag is Jar Label Die.  Twine from the Twinery in Maraschino.  I distressed the BasicGrey Blitzen paper with distress ink in tea dye.

I'm entering this in 3 challenges:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Week 2, CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!


Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service. Thanks to design team member Donna for organizing this Christmas prize!

To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?

The window was designed by stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave me permission to show her close-up photos here, click to enlarge:




 
This month my project didn't go how I had planned.  I had planned to make an ornament that died a horrible death by glue-gun-acide.  I would explain but it just make me look stupid.  So plan be was born.  This time it's a snow globe minus the liquid (I wasn't going to deal with water proofing on a last minute project). 
I started with a plastic snow globe I got at Micheal's, they sell for $6.99 but were 1/2 price.  I have been itching to use this Alice stamp from Stamping Bella since hubby brought her back to me from a recent business trip to Toronto.  (disclaimer:  No he didn't do it on his own.  Anytime he travels I check to see if any great craft stores are close and send him with a list categorized by priority.  If you try this with your hubby make sure you keep the list and the stores phone number.  Then if he is all nervous about picking up such items you can call the store and have them ready to go.  All he has to do is pick up and pay.  I sound insane, but a girl has to feed the habit.) 

So back to my project.  I wanted to use this Alice but she is holding a big tea cup in the image.  So the wreath seemed like a good solution to covering that up.  I also paper pieced her dress with designer paper from Martha Stewart Woodland collection (this is the same paper that is used on the bottom band).  The wreath is made from some vintage garland that had belonged to my grandmother.  I twisted it around my finger and glued it down, then added some red bling to look like berries.

On the snow globe base I glued a green paper circle and then hot glued the candy canes standing up.  Once dry I added the snow flakes and inserted the base to the globe. 

Next was decorating the outside.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make the red band around the base.  There was a gap behind the band so I added the green sparkle ribbon.  For the banner I just stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper and cut the end.  Then scuff the edges with red ink.  To fold is without a sharp fold I rolled the paper around the end of a small paint brush.

The ornament top came from the first defunct project.  I cut the wire that holds it inside the ornament short.  Then I bent the metal edges up so it sat flush with the top of the globe. 

We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, so send us a Christmas card or tag! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post.

Stop by The Altered Alice to see some AMAZING design team inspiration projects, and we hope you will play along as well!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Glitter & Bling"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!

This weeks challenge is Glitter and Bling.


I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 146, and I'm also entering this on in Colour Q challenge 114 and The Pink Elephant 128 snowflakes and sparkle challenge.

Image: Pixie Dust Studio I is for I Love Ornaments
DP: October Afternoon Good Cheer
Copic:  E41, 42, 43, 44
YG23, 25
R24, 27, 29
BG10, 11, 13, 15
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz Snow Flurries
Vintage garland trim
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Dec. 14TH!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week 1, CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!

Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service. Thanks to design team member Donna for organizing this Christmas prize!

To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?

The window was designed by stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave me permission to show her close-up photos here, click to enlarge:




We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, so send us a Christmas card or tag! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post.

Stop by The Altered Alice to see some AMAZING design team inspiration projects, and we hope you will play along as well!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Color Challenge

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is a Color Challenge
 (Shabby Chic Holiday and/or Holiday Cheer)
I used Shabby Chic Holiday.

 

I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 145, and I'm also entering this on in Crazy 4 Challenges Snow challenge.
Image: Pixie Dust Studio P is for Pixie Claus
DP: October Afternoon Good Cheer
Copic:  C3, 5, E000, 00, 11, 13, 15,  RV13, 14, 21, 23, BG10, 11, 13, 15
Embossing Folder:  Snowflake

Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Dec. 7TH!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Monday, November 28, 2011

DeNami Sketch Challenge #10

I know this is so unlike me to have a card made that isn't for one of my design teams.  I wanted to enter another DeNami challenge and needed a boy birthday card, so here is what I came up with. 

My card has an open window to see the fun design on the paper inside.
Sentiment: A Muse
DP:  October Afternoon Night Light
Nesties:  Classic Squares, Long Classic Rect.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 9 Challenge - Week 4: Autumn Colors in Wonderland

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.

Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."

-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.
The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!


I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!"
Thanks Alfie!

Visit
The Altered Alice to see who the randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "THANKS"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is to give THANKS.


I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday SSSC144, and I'm also entering this on in The Pink Elephants TPE126 Giving Thanks challenge.

Image: Pixie Dust Studio Fall Pixie
DP: October Afternoon County Fair
Copic:  R39, 59, 89, YR12, 14, YG95, 97, 99, BG05, 07, 09, 53, E27, 47, 49
Nesties:  Crown Ovals, Petite Ovals SM
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz Thankful Print

Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Nov. 30TH!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)
Kathy

Also, stop by the Pixie Dust store tomorrow for the Black Friday Sale!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 9 Challenge - Week 3: Autumn Colors in Wonderland

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.

Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."

-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.


The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!


I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!"
Thanks Alfie!

Enter at The Altered Alice by Friday, November 25 (day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Breaking Dawn Blog Hop


Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It’s no ordinary challenge Thursday this week.  It’s BREAKING DAWN HOP Thursday!  The all the hoppers have made Twilight projects using the color combo Black, Red, and Silver.  Come play along with us and win some great prizes.


·         TWO lucky random winners will win THREE images of their choice!!!

·         and the GRAND Prize random winner will win their choice of a PIXIE PACK!!!

·         The grand prize will be awarded to the person who plays along with our Twilight Inspired Challenge, which will end on Wednesday, 11/23rd Noon CST.

·         The 2 other prizes will be awarded to those who have completed the hop and leave a comment on the Pixie Dust Studio Blog(Kathy's Blog.) Comments will close on Saturday, 11/19th Noon CST.

·         - All 3 winners will be chosen through Random.org and will be announced during next Thursday's Challenge (11/24th)


The hop starts here at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog.  You should have come to my blog from Anne’s blog.  Now your next step is to visit Mary J.  Make sure you leave a comment at each stop along the way.

 Here is the happy couple!
Image:  Forever
DP:  7 Gypsies
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Copic Markers:  E000, 00, 13, 15, 25, 27, 29, 50, 51
T1, 3, 5, 7, 9, BG000
YG63, 67, R24, 27, 29, YR21, 23, 24


Blog Hop List:


Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog
Sammi
Peggy Toole
Margie Cortina
Cheryl Glantz
Danni Bindel
April Davis
Taylor Usry
Anne
Erin L
Mary Johnson
Jess Marin
Cat Darling
Alison
Suzi
Tanya Johnson
Jessica Griffin
Laura Boyd
Caz
Carol Workman
Lisa Thorpe
Theresa
Kathy Fronczak - PDS Blog