Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Don't Colour It - Glitter It!

It's Pixie Cottage challenge day today and we have a sketch and the theme of mother/special lady this week. I've used the sketch and the 'special lady' for this item would be the bride - well, every bride is special, aren't they?


Instead of colouring the image I chose to use micro fine glitter and it really sparkles in the sunlight. The colours I used are Black & Silver for the groom and the bride's dress is Pearl with Red Rose for the bouquet and her headdress. A simple, quick but really effective way to use an image.


The stamp I used is called For Ever and Ever by ArTish and it's available to purchase here.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts - Celebration

Oldie but a Goodie - Wedding or Anniversary

Pixiedust Studios - Lace it up

Tellen's Place - Sparkle and Lace

Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle or Bling

My fellow Pixie Cottage teamies have once again made some beautiful projects for the challenge. Please pop over to take a look at them.
Thanks for looking, Sharon xx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pretty Petticoats and Pins

Well, after being late with my card yesterday I thought I'd double check that this post was written and scheduled. We're on a really feminine and girly day today full of corsets, petticoats and pins.


Today is Colour Create Challenge day and those DT girls have made me so proud again. They blow me away every challenge with the amazing projects.


Thanks girls, you're all one in a million!

The colours, as picked by Julie this time are PINK, BLACK and WHITE with an optional extra of TULLE. So incredibly feminine.

I didn't realise quite how much the inspiration picture had influenced my card until I posted a picture of this one on our admin blog....you'll see what I mean if you take a look at the challenge!


The Corset and 'feminine' sentiment stamp are from Clarity stamps. I added some embroidery sewing thread to lace the corset up, and because I only had white tulle, I got my black promarker out and altered the tulle.

I'm entering the card into the following challenges:


My Partner in Crafting Crime - Layer it up (more than 3 layers)

One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Dots

Sir Stampalot Challenge - Ladies & Fashion

Sketch Saturday - the Sketch

The Stampsmith - The Female of the species

So, I got even more inspired by the colours and ended up making all these pins too. I've used 3 of them on the card above, and I now have plenty ready for the next pink, black and white card (hope there's a rush of challenges using these colours soon. lol).


We're sponsored this time by Michelle's Scrapbooking and more. The awesome DT have made some incredible items so please take a look at them and we'd love to see you entering the challenge if you can.
Thanks for looking, Sharon xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

I'm late, I'm late!

Sorry for the late posting....I completely forgot what day it is today. Doh! Anyway, this card is my Pixie Cottage Challenge DT card where are themes are a fab sketch (which I've used) and Paper Piecing (I have pieced the central flower with the same paper as the backing paper).


The stamp that I've used today is called 'Greetings' by Artish and it is one I love to use because it is so feminine and pretty. I'm entering this into the following challenges:


Crafty Pad - Flowers

Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes

Pattie's Creations - Flowers and pearls

Top Tip Tuesday - Thank you


I do hope you'll take a look at the fabulous projects that the amazing design team have created this week.
Thanks for looking, Sharon xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

A Touch of Red

I loved this challenge from Less is More. A touch of red - fab. And loads of white space too - love that. Oh boy! It was hard to stop at just colouring the flowers red .... I so wanted to touch up the lips with red too but feared that it'd be that one step too far if I did.


I thought it'd be a good idea to photo this card against a red background so that the red on the card would 'ping' - not so sure now. Although it doesn't show too well, the image has a bit of sparkle added to it too. Anyway, I'm posting this at night so that maybe I'll get a chance to view and comment on a few of the entries this week. Life has been so hectic recently and crafter's block has hit again, so it's been difficult to come up with anything presentable. However......I'm looking forward to feedback so please let me know what you think (especially how this could be improved).
Thanks for looking,

Sharon xx

Friday, 1 April 2011

Drama with Sparkle

Hi Everyone. I'm slowly getting back into the crafting swing and today I have a bit of dramatic card to share with you all. This one was a bit of a surprise because I've managed to heat emboss a digi image with disco black embossing powder.

As it's the first of the month it means that it is time for the Bling It On! challenge. Thanks to everyone that entered into the first challenge last month. For our second challenge, the theme is to use a digi and some bling. My bling is sparkle in the form of embossing powder and glamour dust.


We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digi Stamps and I've been lucky enough to have been given one of their images to play with.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Cooking it up with Katie - Sparkle, Shimmer, Shine

Incy Wincy - Sparkle & Shine

Make It Mondays - Link party

One Stop Craft Challenge - Fairies & Angels

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Pixie Dust Studio - Fluttering Wings

Stampin' Royalty - Heat Embossing

Scrap Creations - Fairytales

Top Tip Tuesday - Inspired By Nature

Top Tip:

To heat emboss a digi image like the one I've used here you need to use a silk art card as a base for the printing and set your printer to print at 'best quality'. That way, the ink will be wet enough for embossing powder to stick to it.


Please pop over to the Bling It on Challenge to see the amazing creations made by the design team - it's well worth the visit.

Thanks for looking,


Sharon xx

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