The Pixie Cottage are starting bi-weekly challenges and the 1st one is today!
Challenge #1 is a sketch challenge and it's such a great sketch!
Of course it wouldn't be me if I did a card with only one challenge so here are 15 more that I found that I used to help me create it.
Magnolia-licious Highlites have a monthly challenge and for October they wanted you to do an easel style card which was so much fun to do!
Fab's Big Christmas wanted something round and I think the big round mat from the sketch works here (plus the pearls and the brads are round!Hee Hee!)
La La Lands had a Christmas/Winter theme so this works too.
Stamp With Sarah Kay had the Christmas theme too.
Die Cuts R Us wanted Handmade Embellishments, well I made the flowers and the hatpin too!
Charisma Cardz had a recipe of 1 ribbon, 3 papers, 3 flowers and a charm
Cute Card Thursday wanted you to be So Charming and include a charm
Gingersnaps had a new supply challenge and this time it was Brads
Caardvarks wanted to see Ribbon used in a wonderful way
Crafty Creations wanted to see Blue
Dutch Dare had a recipe of 2 colors of cardstock (I have metallic green for the base and smoky blue matting the squares), 2 patterned papers, 2 flowers, 2 brads and 2 genstones/buttons, I'm hoping the pearls on the hatpin count as gemstones!
Creative Card Crew wanted to see Scallops and I used a scalloped border punch as my "stop" on the bottom layer of the easel.
Everybody Art wanted us to use Shapes or Punches
Use Your Stash wanted you to use OCT in your project. So I chose O for "Out of the Ordinary" fr the fold style of the card, C for Christmas and T for Tilda
Flutterby Wednesday has a free month as long as the project has a butterfly or fairy. Well I know Tilda is an angel but she has wings and you can see them in this image so I hope she'll do! LOL
Lili of The Valley wanted a Christmas card for a child.
The dp are from Basic Grey from last years Dasher collection
I used the fabulous door stamp by Sandra Hammer that is available for preorder at Michelles Scrapbooking.
The little Tilda waiting patiently by the door is called "Barefoot Tilda with Lantern" and I have to say she is so cute and I loved the fact that the door is proportioned perfectly for the Tilda and Edwin stamps. I searched and searched for a link for you and finally found her at Magnolia in Sweden and she's from the 2007 Winter/Christmas collection but I can't find a US source right now.
Both Tilda and the door are colored with a combination of Copic's and Promarkers. The flowers were made with two sizes of EK Success punches with Making Memories Button Brads in the center and inked for dimension.
The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets and the hat pin was made with a selection of beads from Hobby Lobby and Walmart. The ribbons are from Michaels from last years Christmas selection.
You can find the template for the easel card at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog and there are dimensions for different size cards, mine has a 6" square front.
I used a punched border made with a Martha Stewart punch and topped by ribbon as the "stop" to help the easel stay upright.
I love the fact that this card folds down flat to go in an envelope but looks so great when standing up!
Be sure to drop on over to The Pixie Cottage and try your hand at the sketch. You have two weeks to enter so create and link back so we can see your wonderful work!