Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #63 - Stitching


It's Wednesday so it means another challenge here at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
We have a fabulous sketch and our theme this week is "Stitching", you do machine, hand or even faux stitching, all work!
I decided to do a little altering this week instead of a card and so I decorated a box.
I took the hinges and lock off before covering it with paper and then added the embellishments. All the edges are inked and I used Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust for sparkle.

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stitching
Crop Stop - Lace
Meljen's - Punches
Paperplay - Distressing
Just Magnolia - Bingo (I chose Paper Piecing, flowers and distressing)
Magnolia Down Under - Shabby Chic
Make It Colorful - Color a Background
Allsorts - For A Special Lady
Crafty Pad - For Mum
My Time To Craft - For Mum
ECP - For Mum
Cupcake Crafts - Flowers for Mum
Quirky Crafts - Mothers Day Gift
Creative Inspirations - Mothers Day/Mum
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint - Flowers
Let's Ink It Up - Dies or Punches (must use Rubber stamp)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Paper Piecing
House of Gilli - Ribbons and Pearls
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Sparkle
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo Inspiration and Flowers
Lexi's - Ribbon (but no bows or knots)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hat (Tilda is holding one)
Scrappy Frogs - Flowers and Lace
Delicious Doodles - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
Ladybug Crafts - Handmade Flowers
The Stamping Boutique - Handmade Flowers
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes with a Handmade Flower
Anything Goes - Make You Own Embellishments


Card Recipe:
Image - At The Corner Of by ARTish and Tilda With Hat
Paper - - K and Co McKenna
Medium - Copic Markers
Fabric Brad - Heidi Grace
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Trim - Hobby Lobby
Lace - Offray
Ribbon - Offray
Roses - Wild Orchid
Box - Darice


Remember you can use the sketch or the optional technique or both!





I paper pieced Tilda's dress and added paint to her wings.
I made the rosette flower and then spritzed it with Smooch Spritz in Spun Sugar, I added Spritz to the Butterflies too.
This would make a great Mother's Day gift or for a special birthday.
I hope you've enjoyed this :)
Katie

62 comments:

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Katie. Love the vintage feel of the colours and the trim is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing your project with us at LIIU and good luck!
x

Tanya R said...

How super fantastic is this! You certainly put alot of TLC into this and it shows.
Hugs
Tanya

RenateKreativ said...

super fantastic is this! Great job.
Hugs Renate

scrapperdiane said...

Beautiful scene and coloring..
The box is fantastic.

Jacki Randolph said...

Katie, this is gorgeous and would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift!! WOW!! I {heart} all the beautiful embellishments!! Such a Fabulous gift box!!

Iulia said...

Great box, perfect for a gift! Love the paper pieced dress and the great scene you have created
All the embellies are fantastic!
Hugs, Iulia

Suzi said...

Stunning box Katie, love all the pretty elements you've used. Some one is going to love this gift when it's given.
Hugs
Suzi x

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Katie and your flower is awesome, just fantastic
thanks for joining us at the TSB challenge #3
hugs
Miranda

Shelly said...

So beautiful Katie! Great coloring and I love the scene you created. Gorgeous!

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a stunning box. Gorgeous colours and that rosette flower is fabulous
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

anaRy said...

You are so creative! Lovely project!
Thank you for joining house of Gilli Challenge!Huggies,
anaRy

Vicki said...

Lovely card! Your rosette flower is amazing! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Teri said...

Wow! You are the queen of embellishments on this one!! It is so very pretty! I love that Tilda!! And the colors you used are just beautiful!!
Hugs,
Teri

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous box, love that rosette and the trim is lovely, Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x

sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Julie M said...

Gorgeous work, Katie - such a lot of time and effort has gone into it - I love all those vintage embellies.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Charlene said...

WOW Katie what a stunning box! I love the trim and all the beautiful embellies! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Kristin said...

This project is amazing! Every detail is so beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

Hugs,
Kristin

Spyder said...

This is a fabulous box! Love all the detail!!! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this time. Don't forget to pop back April 8th or 9th (Friday and Saturday) to vote for your favourites and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you too!
(Lyn)

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous box. I absolutely love the top that you decorated. So much going on and you coordinated it so fabulously! I too love Magnolia images.Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "Mother's Day" challenge. Hope you will condsider participating in our mid week challenge too...Great prizes available!!

Linda said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!!
What a creation!!!!

Lynn's Place said...

Love the Tilda and your paper flower rocks...tfs

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Nice project! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Katie, what an amazing project!! I love all of those special little details you have added! Thanks for joining us this week over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness, this altered box is amazing!! I love all the details and that lace border is fabulous. Thank you for joining in our CropStop challenge. I hope your join in our future ones. Hugs, Rosie

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous altered box Katie. Love the beautiful background and the lace trim is such an elegant touch. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sandy said...

Super job you did with your box. Love the scene!
Sandy

Cricket said...

Awesome! I just got the Pixie Cottage stamp and can't wait to use it. You inspired me!

Anita said...

What a lovely box. That Tilda scene is adorable. Thanks for joining us over at Meljen's Designs this week.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabulous card Katie, I adore your flower wonderful work Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs
Tamara

Caro said...

Wow, that is a fantastic altered box. Thank you for joining in with us at Qurky crafts.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week ! Your altered box is simply gorgeous ! Love this big flower ! Good luck !

Donalda said...

Oh this is just beautiful dear. I so love the border and that scene is so pretty dear. Thanks for joining us at JM and Hanglar dear

~Michelle~ said...

another gorgeous lace creation!
thanks for playing the Crop Stop Challenge!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous creation!! I love the colors that you have chosen!! Thank you for joining us this week in both the Party Time Tuesdays and Sugar Creek Hollow challenges!!

Beccy said...

Such a great altered box - love it. The scene you have created is brilliant and that flower is amazing. Thanks for joining our colour challenge at Make it Colourful

Beccy x

Pat said...

Super projects, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

kramer_buffy said...

wow katie, that box is amazing!

-- dalis
Cropstop's DT

Poppit said...

Wow - what a beautiful project. Such lovely details. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge.

Miesje said...

WOW - very, very pretty card! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Mina said...

wow Katie what an incredible piece of work...amazing...thanks for joining in with our Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx

Debs said...

Stunning box Katie.
Love the lace trim around the lid.
Thanks for sharing it with us at LC this fortnight & good luck.
Debs xx

Claire said...

Stunning creations Katie! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Diane said...

Beautifully detailed box. Thanks for entering over at Quirky Crafts!

Sharon said...

Wow Katie this is just stunning! I love that Pixie Cottage background stamp and it looks great with Tilda :)

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under.

Sharon x

Teri said...

Cute card hun. Love that folded flower!
Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, hope to see you next time too!
Hugs,
Teri x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Stunning as always Katie! I love your work! This is just breathtaking with all the details. Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad this week, & don’t forget we are running an additional special two week altered CD challenge too! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

Basslady said...

a brilliant and fabulous card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Michelle said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful altered box. So many pretty details.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Debbie said...

Wow!! This was definately a labor of love, magnificent..thanks so much for joining us a Creative Inspirations

Debbie

Lesley said...

Beautiful box, I love the pink braid round the edges! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

LouDotMac said...

Wow, what a gorgeous box! I love the colours you've used and that rosette flower is lovely!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Ribbon (No Knots or Bows)' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lovely job on altering the box, Katie. Love the paper and the sweet lace trims. And of course, Tilda is always adorable. Love that rosette to! So happy you joined in our hat challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Kim said...

This is gorgeous Katie. The embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

jaine the basement gal. said...

Wow what a gorgeous project. Thanks for entering the mothers day challenge at creative inspirations.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a fantastic project! I love that unusual flower and how well the brad goes with your trims! The box is so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon!
~Renee
PTT DT

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at SSCC and MSL!! : )

Hestia's Helper said...

Simply beatiful!
I'm so glad you decided to share this project with us at our Stamping Boutique challenge!

Stacie
TSB DT

Heide said...

What a great altered box. Love your flowers and all the lacy ribbon. Thanks for joining us at TSB.
Hugs, Heide
TSB DT

April said...

Wow....this is an amazing project. I just love your flower! Wow is all I can come up with....just fabulous!! Thanks for joining TSB!

Creative Inspirations said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.