Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #118 - Mom's the Word (or for a lady)

It's a bittersweet day here as after close to 3 years of challenges The Pixie Cottage is taking an extended Summer vacation. I have been with the team from the beginning and have run the challenges as the team leader/coordinator for over 2 years. We have had fabulous guests, lots of tutorials and of course 100's of stunning cards! But Michelle needs to take a break from worrying over the blog and I am going to England for a family wedding and long vacation in the summer so the decision has been made to take now for a very long overdue "recharge of the batteries".
We are going to use the time to reorganize, craft when we want to rather than because we have to and work out how best to come back in September strong and with the challenges you want to see and will play along with.
But we do have one final one and we thought it was fit to end with a challenge about that very special person in your life, Mom. If you don't want to make a Mothers Day then by all means make a card for any special lady in your life or simply use our sketch, we just you to have fun and join in with this last challenge before our break.

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Oozak - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and/or Dies
Stamptacular Sunday - Lots of Layers
Delicious Doodles - Lots of Layers
Cheery Lynn Designs - For Mom
Squigglefly - Mothers Day
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo Inspiration plus Lace/Ribbon and Flowers
Deep Ocean - Punches and Dies
Cupcake Craft - Material Girl (used lace fabric)
Going Grey - It's A Girl Thing (2 entries only)

Card Recipe:
Image - Valentine Hannah
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper- Merryweather by K and Co
Doily - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Roses - Cuties 3 Die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Sentiment - Making Memories
Pearl Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Flower Border - Martha Stewart
Lace Fabric - Joanns

This is the sketch we had the option of.

I thought it was only fitting to use a Hannah stamp as they are the trademark of one of our favorite artists, Sandra Hammer, who introduced us to this wonderful young lady.
I use the doily to make a fan and made coordinating roses from Cutie rolled flower die. Now for the last time for a while, it's over to you!


Lisa Foster said...

This is just lovely, Katie

shulsart said...

Katie, cutting the doily out of patterned paper is a beautiful backdrop for your adorable image. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

bumblebee creations said...

I love it--such gorgeous colors and sweet image! Thanks for playing with Squigglefly this week!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card, many thanks for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs

Shawna said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper roses and the folded doily in the background. Thank you for playing in the Squigglefly Mother's Day card challenge.

Holly Young said...

This is so pretty! I love your accordion folded piece in the background, and the sentiment is so touching and sweet! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love what you have done with the doily...

Dawnll said...

This is so pretty! Such fun layers and colors.
So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Mel said...

Very pretty card, love your doily. Thank you for joining us at Oozak's first challenge :)

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, love the flowers

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Katie - I love the rich colors in the background. It sounds like a well deserved rest and I sure wish I could go with you to England. You have a glorious trip. I love England. A job well done Katie!!

Christine said...

Wow, so many elements on your card to love!! The rosette behind the image is very cool and I love the flower row inside your card. Just a overall stunning card!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

THERESA said...

This is just so beautiful, love the pearl brads(?) , super sentiment!!
Thanks for joining us over at Squigglefly, love having you!!
lotsa luv

Basement Stamper said...

very pretty card, gorgeous image and love the patterned doily you used. The sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Rebekah said...

How pretty! This makes me smile
Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR this week:)

xxxtglxxx said...

This is gorgeous Katie!! :) Love the colours, sweet image and pearl embellishments. The doily looks fabulous folded like a fan!

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Challenge this week,



Stampalicious said...

very cute, love how you folded your doily , thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty papers and your embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Katie with a sweet image, fab sentiment and gorgeous details!
Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight!
Hugs Nicola xxx

suzARTe said...

hi Katie,

this card is just beautiful. I love the the background, really sets the whole card off. I just love the colours, the embellishments and the sentiment is just perfect for a mothers day card.

I hope you guys get lots of entries for the last challenge :) :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I always enjoy seeing your work and hope you will continue to play along.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful colours! Lovely image and so well coloured!
Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge this fortnight. Good luck xx