Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pixie Cottage Showcase

Hi and Happy Weekend!
It's time for another showcase at The Pixie Cottage and the Design Team have come up with some super ideas for the new stamps.
Stamps are arriving almost daily at Michelle's Scrapbooking so be sure to go over and check to see if your favorite is there.
This time the team could decide to use whichever theme they liked for their project but as I'm in the Holiday Mood I kept with the Christmas theme.
There are a few challenges this fits as well:
The Crafty Pad had a recipe of 1 circle, 2 ribbons, 3 papers, 4 gems and some sparkle
Corrosive Challenges wanted to see some Embossing
Little Paper Shop wanted a Die Cut and I used Spellbinders to make my hang tag
Colour Create had the combo of Green, Red and White with the option of Christmas
Whimsy Stamps wanted "Anything But A Card" and the same challenge was at Crafty Angels
Challenge Up Your Life wanted a Festive Box/Package
Die Cut Dreams want to see Santa!
Stamp With Fun had a Christmas theme
Creatalicious wanted "Something for Christmas and some Sparkle!"
2 Red Bananas had a sketch that worked for the front of my tin.
Kaboodle Doodles wanted Buttons, Bows and Bling
Creative Inspirations wants some "Sparkle"

This time I chose The Jolly Old Elf by Alisa Ramirez and he was so much fun to work with!
I decided not to make a card but instead did an altered lunchbox that could be used for all sorts of things at this time of year. You could leave cookies in it for Santa on Christmas Eve, save cards, notes, receipts etc in it or fill it with treats to give as a gift.
I colored him with Copic's and then gave him the "Puffy Paint Treatment" all over his "fluffy bits".

I covered the handle with fabulous Christmas ribbons (wired ones work best) and tied one in a bow right in the middle of the handle.

Here you can see a close of Santa in all his fluffy fineness! LOL

I added an embossed image as a "hangtag" and I love how the white core of the cardstock shows through on the image. It is mounted on an Inverted Scallop circle Nestie and also has star buttons on it's "tail".

On the lid I added a floral pick from last year, it's got fake candy on it too to add a sweet touch! When creating projects remember there are many places you can find things that may work for you.

I hope you've enjoyed my little project and be sure to check out all the fabulous work of the designers at The Pixie Cottage today!


Risa said...

Wow....You certainly knocked all of these challenges right out of the park Katie! Your decorated tin is BEAUTIFUL!!! Awesome job and beautiful details!

Tammy said...

This is so awesome Katie!! I just love all of that ribbon!

Lilacanglia said...

Super project,
Thank You for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week,

Elizabeth S. said...

Wow!! This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsy Stamps!

Lynette said...

This is really awesome - oh my gosh, such details you have included! Thanks for playing the 2RedBananas challenge this week!

Nicola said...

Wowee Katie your altered lunchbox is a work of art. Your ribbon detail is awesome and this is just the cutest wee santa - love all his fluff.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

Allison Rankin said...

Terrific creation...thanks for playing!

Unknown said...

Beautiful creation Katie!

Debbie said...

Ooh Katie this is stunning - very cheery and festive - love everything about it. ;)
Thanks for joining in with The Crafty Pad challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

maxine said...

wow this is fantastic thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week

mudmaven said...

Spectacular! This is just wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. I just love this project. ~chris

Susie Sugar said...

OH !!! WOW !!!! what a fantastic creation I am amazed this is just so beautiful !!! I love it
Thanks for joining in this week at the DCD Challenge
Hugs Susie xx

Karen said...

Wow! this is amazing, how could you bring yourself to use so many ribbons, I couldn't..... lol. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

Nilla said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, love the Santa, ribbons, well all about it! Thanks for joining the Christmas fun at SWF! Hugs Nilla

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, what a stunning tin. The image is adorable and all the different ribbons are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Chris (catt871) said...

This is SOOO cute!!!!!! I love all the ribbons!!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge blog this week!!!

Stampinsilvia said...

this is super cool! I love all the ribbons! Thanks for playing along with the LPS challenge!!!

rozzyb said...

oh wow, this is fantastic
Thanks for joining in the Crafty Pad challenge
hugs rozzy xx

Unknown said...

It's beautiful and will make a great addition to any household at Christmas. Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is STUNNING! I've wanted to alter a lunchbox for a while now and seeing yours gets my crafty juices flowing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious...hope to see you again next month.


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, look at all those ribbons! This is fab Katie! Thanks for joining in with us at Whimsy! :)

Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, this is fantastic. Just love all the detail you have put into this gift box.

Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week.

Jo x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love your Santa and all the gorgeous embellishments!!! thanks for joining us at creatalicious.

raindropecho said...

This is such a cute creation, Katie! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle for this challenge :)
- Ann

biggi-al said...

Oh this box is really stunning - you did a great job!!!!!

Chris said...

A superb altered lunch box Katie and a great stamp too. Love your colouring and the fabulous embellishmets on the lid, it's so festive and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time. Chris :)

Stempelhexe said...

Oh Katie, its a Beautiful creation.