Saturday, 10 October 2009

Good afternoon folks and I really hope you have a fab weekend!

I'm very exited today because it's all happening over at The Pixie Cottage! Rather than try to explain it myself, here's what is happening in Michelle's words:

Today is the first Saturday of The Pixie Cottage Design Team Showcase!

Every other Saturday the Design Team will showcase some of The Pixie Cottage stamps, with a particular theme in mind. (Today's is fall... of course) We will also try to provide you with some cards that use the newest released stamps. (Even sometimes before they are available for sale!)

Also, get ready for our Once Upon a Wednesday Challenge! Kristen will be setting that up here on this blog this week, so watch for details. Just so you know you will be welcome to use any stamps in this challenge and I will be providing the prizes! Of course the wonderful gals on the design team will be providing examples for the challenge!!

Do hop over and take a look as the DT really have provided some stunning work. I'm just getting to know my new teamies and they have made me feel really welcome ;o) I hope you can also visit Michelle's store to check out the full range of Pixie Cottage stamps, some of which are available now, some for preorder and some coming very soon. The ladies who design these stamps have a wealth of talent and I know there will be something to suit every taste. Whilst you're at Michelle's Store you will notice that she has lots more in the way of yummy goodies to tempt you, including a brilliant selection of Magnolia stamps!

The image on my card is Little Witch created by Alisa Ramirez and she seriously is 'Too Cute To Spook'!!! Have you seen those gorgeous eyes and amazing eyelashes.........SWEET!!! I coloured the image with Poly and Koh pencils and then masked her to add the Halloween fence from Magnolia. My flower was created using a Bigz Sizzix die and I just scrunched and then inked the edges for definition. I managed to get hold of the new MS Goo punch last week and was amazed to find out that it cut through quite thick cardstock...... the doily lace punch definitely won't punch through anything more than paper!!! I used a mixture of Basic Grey papers and embossed the green paper with the Cuttlebug Pumpkin folder.

Well that's it for me today....... I spent the whole morning doing the housework and washing, so now I can spend and hour or two getting messy with paper and glue........ must have tea out of the way and be settled down for early evening TV though........ first live show on X-Factor tonight, soooooo can't wait for that......... and of course there's Strictly to watch too!!!! YAY!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, TTFN and TFL!

Hugs Tara xxx


Risa said...

Tara your card is awesome girl! What a beautiful image and layout! Your coloring rocks!!! I love it!

Katie said...

She turned out wonderfully!
Gorgeous work with your pencils and I must say those flowers are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

AWW!!! This is just ADORABLE Tara!! It would've fit into the Saturday Spotlight's last week's challenge to create a Halloween-NOT card!! ;) She's so beautifully colored and what fun details you've added!! Have a lovely weekend dear!! HUGS

joey said...

Hi Tara, oooooh that is a super cute witch, love your colourwork. Joey.x

Cass said...

Awwww Tara she is so so cute.What a little sweetie.I'd die for those card.Love those Halloween colours.
Have a fab evening.
Cass xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

oooh there you are ! I was thinking you had perhaps run off somewhere exotic - chance would be a fine thing hey ?!!!

What a fantastic card, love the image and the scary mix of papers, did you just close your eyes and pick two pads ?!!! Love the flower you have made and it all looks so fantastic and scary !

Have a great weekend and enjoy your gluing and cutting.


Jo xxxx

Sandra said...

This is sooo cute! Love all the colors that you used. Very, very nice Tara!

Ruth said...

Hi Tara,this is certainly different! It's brilliant and the orange "glow" works a "treat" ,Ruth x

Kelly Schelske said...

Fanatastic Tara! Love your coloring,eat papers, love the border piece!

Hugs, Kelly

Anonymous said...

Great card Tara,
Sue x

Rica said...

Hi Tara - gorgeous card hun, what fabulous papers and colours. That image is definitely too cute to be spooky but that flower has definite trifid qualities. Fabulous embellies, love your googy edge and lttle bats.
hugs Heather xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

This is such a cute image and as I have said before your colouring is amazing.

Hugs Ali x

Sarita said...

She's just about the cutest witch I've ever seen! Love the little bats and the spider in the centre of your gorgeous flower,
I'm with you on X Factor and Strictly, they're the only 2 programmes I actually stop crafting to watch!
Love Sarita xx

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous card, great coloring!

enjoy *~*

Cheryl said...

oh hun really love this its stuning the colurs are amazing and the colouring its awesome hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tammy said...

What an adorable card!! I love your mix of DP and the flower is awesome!! That image is soooo cute and your made her look adorable!!! Great job!! She really is too cute to spook!!

Debs said...

Fantastic card Tara, love this image and how you have coloured her perfectly. Hope you had a good evening watching the X Factor. My favourite last night was Olly but I bet it will change over the next few weeks. Best wishes Debs xx

Pia said...

what a great card, lovely colours and cute image

sandra_w said...

Wow! This is Adorable, Tara! Cute image and fantastic details!


Faerielore said...

what a cutie, this image is so sweet,love the background youve created and the papers and layout are all so perfect xxxx

Martine said...

aww how adorable is this little witch, you have coloured her wonderfully, and oo i do love those papers :)



Kim Piggott said...

Wow such a fantastic card!
kim x

Tonje said...

Beautiful card. Love that little girl, and the sentiment is perfect!

June Houck said...

Fun and cute-iful. I like the new look of your blog!

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
I love love love your card! You're right, these images are really nice and I LOVE how you've coloured her, especially with the orange around the edge. Your flower looks ace and I really like the black goo! :)
Love, Georgia xx

debby4000 said...

Oh she is adorable, gorgeous card.