Rules and Such...

- Challenges are posted every Wednesday
- You may combine this challenge with others
- You can use any products or stamps (you aren't restricted to just using Pixie Cottage, although we would love to see how you use our products too!)
- Post your creation on your blog with a direct link to this challenge
- Entries due by midnight (EST) on the Tuesday night before the next challenge
- Winners will be announced on Fridays!

Mar 31, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Winner of the blog Candy is Lisa from Sweden from Myrans Bo
And since we hit 300 watchers during the blog candy I will be adding an extra 10.00 gift voucher from my store.
Lisa please email me (Michelle) at to claim your prize.

Mar 27, 2010

It is time for another Saturday Showcase!!

Yes, it is time for another Saturday Showcase.... and boy do we have a lot to show you this time!  This will be our last showcase with the orignal Pixie Cottage Design team... a little sad, but also very excited to get started with all the wonderful new talent. 

First from this month's Guest Design Team members
(Emma did THREE!)

How cute is this Gift Card Holder!

Waking Up To Spring Stamp available HERE

You might recognize this from the tutorial Renata did for us, she used a Magnolia Tilda stamp with the Pixie Cottage Bench and Stump stamp by Sandra Hammer

And below is a SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK!!!
This lovely stamp by Alisa Ramirez will be a bit late for Easter this year, but Buffy The Bunny is on preorder HERE

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed all of our cards.

Mar 24, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge 12-Circles

Random Winner of the Gift Voucher from challenge #11 is Mary Demmons
Please email me (Michelle) for your prize at
Congrats to our TOP 3
1  #57 Zoe
2 #3 Linda The Funkie Junkie
3 (Four way tie!)
 #49 Shelly
#29 Melissa
#54 Gini Cagle
#89 Karen Wilson

 Winners may copy the logo below to display on their blogs if they wish, and also are in the running for being a Guest Design Team Member.

Every other Wednesday we host a challenge, and we want you to play! Prizes and fun and inspiration abound, and because you have a week and a half to get your entry in, there is plenty of time to find your creative magic... !

For this challenge
we are asking you to use circles, as much or as little as you like, but you must have at least one circle!
You may combine this challenge with others- You can use any products or stamps (you aren't restricted to just using Pixie Cottage, although we would love to see how you use our products too!)- Post your creation on your blog and mention the Pixie Cottage Challenge with a direct link to the Pixie Cottage blog.
Leave a comment on this thread with a link to your blog post with your entry (see the sidebar for directions if you are not sure how to do this) or use Mr. Linky if he is available)- Create a card, scrapbook page, altered box... no limit to your creativity!- Entries due by midnight (EST) Sunday, April 4th- Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 7th, along with the next challenge! One entry, drawn at random, will win a their choice of two lovely Pixie Cottage Stamps. We will also name a top three based on our favorite cards.
Here are the wonderful cards made by our design team. Notice that ArTish is using a digital image from The Pixie Cottage! Yes we are going to be offering digital stamps now too!
You may click on their names to be taken to their blogs to see more of their work.
First from this month's Guest Design Team members

(this image is now available for sale digitally HERE)

Mar 23, 2010

The New Pixie Cottage Design Team!

Hello! I thought I should drop by and let everyone know, we have finalized the plans for our new design team.  First of all, I want to thank everyone for applying, I emailed everyone who emailed me with their information as instructed, and let you know of the results. If you just applied by posting here on the blog and did not email me, I did not have an email to send a personal response too, and I apologize but it would have been just too much work to track everyones email down from each of their blogs.
So without further ado, here is our design team for the next 6 months!

Senior team
Welcome returning members

**Design Team Leader -Katie Tate from Both Sides of The Paper 
*ArTish from All Things ArTishtic
*Anne from Anne's Hobbyblog
*Peggy  from Beautiful Greetings
*Risa from Life's Simple Pleasures
*Pam from Stamps Inc. 

And welcome to all our new members!

Denise  from Stamping with Denise
Sharon from Cards N Greetings
Tanya from Random Acts of Krafting
Katarina  from kamadesign- Confessions of a crafter
*Indicate a returning member

Junior Team

Denise from KC242 Designs by Denise
Davi  from  Alstromeria's Artistry
Erin  from Scrap, Stamp and Be Merry
Tracey   from Scrappin' Trackside
Cheryl  from Cheryl's Creative Cards and ATCs
Adrina from Adrina's Fun 

I think everyone will agree that there is a great amount of talent here, and I look forward to seeing what everyone does with their Pixie stamps in the coming months!
I also want to mention that Tammy and Renata will be moving on due to other commitments.  They will be missed greatly! 

Mar 20, 2010

Tutorial Time - Masking with Renata

Today something different, I am gonna tell you how to
mask images.
What you need: Acrylic block, 2 Stamps


First you stamp the image
that will be in the front, in this case my Magnoliagirl.

Then you
stamp the girl again on a piece of paper (or a Post It Note) and cut this out. You put this on the first image with tape, where the second stamp won't touch it.

Then you
take the second stamp, in my case that's Stump
& Bench from The Pixie Cottage
. Put your sheet in the corner of the
Stamp-a-mag-jig and let your stamp glide down in this corner and stamp it on
your sheet.

Put your sheet on the
Magnolia-image just like it should be. Tape your paper to the table so it won't
move while stamping.

Take the sheet away and stamp the
stump & bench on the sitting Tilda.

Take the extra image away
and Voila! Tilda is on the bench!
You can mask any image you want like this.

I hope you liked it and know
now how to mask images.
If you have any questions you can mail

Mar 18, 2010

Winner of Precious Stamps by Lisa Blog Candy

Thank you ladies for all the cute and funny stories about children.  I drew at random today our winner:
From Australia
Karen you can email me at CASDANBEN@AOL.COM  with your address,and I will send you the stamps!
Thanks so much to everyone for entering, and don't forget to sign up for our new candy on the right sidebar.

Mar 17, 2010

New Stamps by ArTish! & Blog Candy! Yes MORE!

The Pixie Cottage just received their latest rubber!!  As you see I presently have blog candy up in the right hand sidebar that ends on the 18th of March, so I am adding this candy.... all three new stamps by more!  All you have to do is leave a comment and post the candy on your own blog with a link back to this post.  We would love to have you sign up to follow our blog also so you can keep track of all our new releases and blog candy, as well as our challenges and tutorials.
I will choose randomly one winner on March 30th who will win all three of these stamps plus all the other goodies.
If you would like to get these now they are available for sale now HERE

and since March 30th is a very special day to me... my daughter's birthday, I am going to make this some very yummy blog candy.
Including also :
Jenni Bowlins Stick Pins
Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicle
Prima Flowers roses color of my choice
You can click on any of the above to learn more about these products or to purchase them.
Thanks so much for checking our blog. We appreciate it!
(The new design team will be announced within the next week or two, so hold tight)

Mar 15, 2010

Some Inspiration!

Artish has done it again!  She comes up with the most unique creations! Just look at what she has done now. The project is using the digital image we are offering for free in our Challenge post.


Mar 13, 2010

Super Envelope Card Tutorial from Anne

It's time for another tutorial here at The Pixie Cottage and this week our super talented Design Team member Anne from Anne's Hobby Blog is going to show you how to make an envelope card from a single sheet of 12" by 12" paper.
I'll turn you over to Anne now.
All you need is a 12" x 12" double sided design paper and a double sided tape. You can use a sewing machine if you don't want to use tape, and to make pretty folds you can use a bone folder.

Step 1
Fold the paper in the middle, and open it again.

Step 2
Turn it 90 degrees and fold it in the middle again. (Now you have folds who marks the center of
the paper.)

Step 3
Fold all four corners into the center of the paper.

Your card should look like this at this point.....

Step 4
Turn around the paper so the folds are downward.

Step 5
Make a new fold in the middle.

Step 6
You are now ready to glue it together or do as I prefere, use a sewing machine.

Step 7
Are you going to use a sewing machine it's smart to start sewing at the top of the tip. If you do it that way you can hide the tread from the start and ending under the tape. See the next picture.
(It's not needed to sew the bottom, but I prefere to sew all the way around the envelope.)

After you have added double sided tape or done the sewing it is finished, and ready for decorating.
Step 8
I use double sided tape to add a ribbon/lace on the middle for clousure. (And the tread on the tip is hidden under the tape.)

You can write text direct into the envelope card or make a extra card to put inside.
My card measure 4" x 8 "

Some like to cover the back with another piece of paper. I think it's pretty as it is.

Here is my envelope card when I have finished the decorating.

Hope this tutorial triggs your creativeness. Have fun!

Hugs from Anne