Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tilda sends Christmas Greetings - Challenge #1 for The Pixie Cottage!

Happy Wednesday!
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!


katesacraftybugger said...

Wow ! What can i say Katie , this is FABULOUS !

queen-of-nostalgia said...

So cute! You are the QUEEN of CHALLENGES, lady! Wow! :)

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning what beautiful work
Hugs Jacqui x

Fab said...

Gorgeous card, Katie. Thank you for playing my Christmas challenge. X Fab

Tammy said...

This is adorable Katie!! I just love those easel cards and yours looks fabulous! Great coloring.

Risa said...

Katie, your card is beyond cute! I love everything about it!!! Such beautiful coloring and detailing and the Kick Stand feature rocks!

Sammye Jo said...

How original!!!!! Love the hat pin! Thanks for playing with us at DCRU DT Blog!!!- Sammye Jo, DCRU DT!

Tara said...

Completely adorable Katie and if Sandra's door doesn't just fly off the shelves at PC when it comes in I'll be amazed...... total inspiration!
Hugs Tara xx

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Stunning! What a gorgeous card! I love all of the details and texture!
Thanks for playing along with us at DCRU :)
~ margie

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous card! incredible job incorporating all of the challenges!!!!

thanks for playing along with the DCRU DT Blog!

have a great day!

dcru dt

Jodie from Oz said...

Such a beautiful card, Tilda is such a cutie, and I love your little Christmas scene.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Newbie here, Wow that card is so beautiful!!! Where do you learn how to make an easel card? It's the second Ive seen recently and I'd really like to make one. I love your vintage color scheme. Congrats!


Jacque said...

Katie, what a darling the little scene you have created with Tilda at the door...beautiful coloring and lovely papers...Just darling...Hugs..Jacque

Ingela said...


Wow...Stunning card and I must try the folding (hope it´s spells like that)I love all about it!

Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More!

Ingela x

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome job Katie. Your combinations of images is just perfect and the snow piled around the door etc. just makes me feel chilled. Love your take on the Easel Card. I havent' tried one yet...

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Amazing card Katie. Very innovative design. I think we are all getting addicted to these challenges. Glad to have you with us at DCRU.


Shar B said...

What a beautiful sketch and such a creative card!! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations challenge!

Sharon Caudle said...

Katie, this is one beautiful card! I love that door and Tilda looks fabulous standing at it. Great sketch too! hugs!

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Your Card is Very Beautiful!! Great Job!!

Karen Arthur said...

What a stunning card. You did a fabulous job, pulling all the elements together, Tilda is so cute. GREAT JOB!!!
Karen A

Beautiful Greetings said...

Katie this card is amazing! I love everything about it. My jaw dropped when I saw the pic. Great job.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this gorgeous card!

Saskia :)

Vivi Casale said...

Stunning card! in both sketches!!!
very well done!

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card. Tilda looks so sweet! Love the way the card folds - May have to use this kind of layout! Thank you so much for joining us at Lala Land Crafts :D

Kimmi x

Norma said...

Katie, stunning easel card. Love how you've set up the scene. Lovely DP's and beautiful colouring. Clever of you to fit sooo...many challenges in. Love it.


PS. Why is she called Barefoot Tilda... Isn't she wearing boots? LOL. Go figure.

Unknown said...

Very nice colors!! The ribbon you used is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kaie talk about multitasking! You did a wonderful job on your card. I absolutely love it! This door is on my "wish list". What a way to kick off our first challenge at the Pixie Cottage!

Sally said...

Stunning card. Love the unique design of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

Sandra H. said...

WOW Katie! I absolutely love everything about it! Very, very nice indeed!

Jane Matsumoto said...

Beautiful card, Katie! I have been wanting to try making the kick stand card... this card has certainly inspired me to try! Love the winter scene. This Tilda is SO cute! Thank you for joining in on the fun at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous card Katie! I love this!!

Nixe-Moni said...

OMG this is just so stunning. Love your gorgeous card so much. Great job!
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Danni said...

A truly stunning creation!! And wow, so many challenges in one card!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

cabio's craft corner said...

This is such a pretty card and the coloring work is awesome!

Cara said...

Katie, this card is just precious! So sweet! Your handmade flower is a nice touch! Great coloring, too! Thanks for joining the DCRU DT challenge! We love having you play along :o)

lauren bergold said...

WOW! what a stunning card! i love the way it opens and stands like an easel, as well--very cool!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very amazing card. Everything about it is just perfect! Very creative use of scallops for the CCC scallop challenge! So glad you could play along with us this week!

Amber said...

Katie this is a work of art!!! Love how it opens! You are just too creative!!!

Claire Phillips said...

Brill project - thanks for playing at Craft creations!

Anonymous said...

what a great card!!!!
I love all the details and papers and really the whole card *lol*.

Thanks for joining us at stampavie and more.

Hugs Ivi

Unknown said...

Hi, Katie! Wow, Girl, totally love your card! Everythign is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at La La Land Crafts!

Irina Blount said...

Oh WOW Katie!! This is just a piece of art!!! Absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts!!
:) Irina

Kathy said...

GOrgeous card!! I love all your details and the scene you have created is just adorable!! Very pretty!!

Paul said...

Youy managed to cram so many challenges in! A great festive project. Thanks for joining in with our Christmas/Winter challenge at La La Land.

BA said...

this is fabulous!!
thanks for joing us at stampavie & more
xoxo BA

Sam said...

Fabulous card and so many challenges... well done you! Love what you have done here, not made one of these cards before, think I'm gonna have to give one a go, thanks for the inspiration and for playing along at CCC this week.
Sam x

Sue from Oregon said...

I love these type of cards...I think this is one of your BEST!

InkyAndScrappy said...

Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Jaime

Maureen said...

Wow - totally awesome! All the different elements are perfect! And that card fold is so cool! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Karin said...

Fabulous card!!
Thanks for joining LLWWC.

xoxo karin

Karin said...

Stunning card. Love the little scene you've created.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

Jessica Theodore said...

Wow you definatley are the Queen of Challenges! Stunning card as always xx