Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Hannah with Butterflies

Hello everyone. It's the debut of the new DT members at The Pixie Cottage today and boy have they made some gorgeous cards for you!

I should mention that from today The Pixie Cottage Challenge will now be set on a weekly basis, every Wednesday.

Not only that, but you get to 'Take Your Pick' every week because we will be setting both a sketch challenge and a theme each week. You can take your pick and enter just using the sketch, or just using the theme or using both! It's entirely up to you.

This week there is a beautiful sketch and the theme is embossing. I used the sketch and embossed the background paper using the cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I'm going to enter my DT card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Birthday Challenge
and a second entry into the following challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just Add ... Ink
MelJens Designs - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
S2G Challenge - Have Fun and Anything Goes

Items Used:
For my card I've used the new Hannah with butterflies stamp which you can purchase here. Isn't she gorgeous!
I stamped her up using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.
The base paper I've used is from the DCWV The Linen Closet Paper Pad.
She has been coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
Roses, Pearl Sprays, Stick on pearls and Butterfly punch from Hobbycraft.
The other paper is Papermania Capsule Collection
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
Card Candy was a RAK
McGill Pine Branch Punch

Please take a look at the cards made by the other DT members - I'm sure they'd love you to pop over to their blogs and leave a little love for them. While you're over at the challenge blog, don't forget to enter the blog candy; you'll find the link in the sidebar. The new stamps are also in stock so stop by the store too and feast your eyes on them.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Lizzy xx said...

Sharon this is stunning! luv the image & soft delicate colours you used ~ fab layout too ~ luv the sketch xx lizzy xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sharon dear, I just adore this card what a stunning stamp ansd so beautifully coloured. Hope you are well dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Sharon,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Sharon,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cheryl said...

this is stunning hun adore that hannah,image and your detail is just brilliant,love the colurs too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx


Good morning Sharon, wow, wow, wow, what a totally stunning card, just adore the layout and that totally adorable image you've used, might have to go and buy myself a copy!! thank you for the temptation - NOT!! hugs Linda x

Pam said...

Sharon, this is just gorgeous! I have yet to try the distress inks. I am collecting them one by one. After seeing your beautiful coloring I am even more anxious to give it a try!

Denise @ kc242 said...

I absolutely love the way that you colored this beautiful Hannah stamp.
The coloring goes perfectly with your choice of dp and embellishments to make this lovely card of yours perfect!
Pixie Cottage DT

Tanya Rudd said...

A beautiful card, so soft and delicate.

Davi said...

Sharon, This a a beautiful image and I love the coloring, the soft aqua color and the muted dp you used give it such a lovely feel!! The flowers, webbing and butterfly are perfect embellies to go with it! :)

nessy said...

oh sharon what a delightful card ~so very delicate and beautifully made!!
vanessa xx

artish said...

Awesome sharon!!! your card takes us right outside with hannah! LOVE the dimensional flowers!! very pretty!

Anne said...

Your card is beautiful Sharon! Love the soft colors and all the cute details =)

Hugs, Anne

CJ said...


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Sharon! Love the color combo and pretty papers and your image looks fantastic. Lovely coloring and beautiful accents. :)

Sarah said...

Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, Beautiful card, beautiful image & fabulous colours too, hope to see you back here on Sunday for next weeks challenge, Good Luck

Sarah DT

Shannon said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joinging Meljen's first challenge. Good Luck!!

Sue said...

this is a gorgeous card,beautiful colours and embellishments,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for Meljen's Designs first challenge. I hope you will join us again. Good luck!

Adrina said...

Hi Sharon,
What a beautiful card.
Your colouring looks great.
Adrina XX

Jeannie said...

Just gorgeous and thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,

Kimberly S said...

What a pretty card, and a lovely color combination. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the 1st Meljen's Designs challenge! :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Sharon, this card is just amazingly beautiful. Your dp is fab and your coloring is just awesome. Great card!

Ann English said...

Such a sweet image and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday. Join us for new releases and a blog hop starting tomorrow!

Lisa said...

Just fabulous!Thanks for playing this week with Shirley's 2 Girls!

Georgia said...

How pretty! Great coloring!!Thanks for playing S2G TT.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the wonderful image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
Dee (Spryte)

Liz said...

Thanks for joining OSAAT with this beautiful work Hope you pop back soon

Liz x

Sandra said...

WOW!!! Absolutely love the colors and the way you inked Hannah!!! Very, very pretty Sharon!!

Nicole said...

WOW, just beautiful and delicate, a wonderful card! So glad you joined our first challenge at MELJEN'S DESIGNS!! The next challenge will be posted today, hope to see you again! Nicole

Cat said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing! Love the flowers and LO! Thanks for joining us at S2G and I hope you'll join our blog hop "April in Paris" which is being held now.

sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

stitchy said...

Sharon - Another beautiful card. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT. Hope to see you next week too..good luck

stitchy xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

Kerry said...

Oh what an adorable card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Kris L said...

This is a beautiful card. Lovely paper you used. Thank you so much playing along with us at the Polkadoodle Challenge this week.

Tip Top said...

Lovely colours! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Lauretta See said...

Hi Sharon, Congrats on making the TOP 5 on MelJens :)) your card is stunning!!

Hugs x