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)