exciting news & a SFYTT pixie christmas

happy hump day!


i want to start by taking a moment to recognize the fact that today is Veteran’s Day.  not only to thank all the folks who have or are risking their lives but to also thanks the families of those folks that stay here and “hold down the fort” while the soldiers are away and pick up the pieces when their sodlier comes home gravely injured.  i truly cannot imagine the strength it must take….


now onto an exciting tidbit of news – i have been asked to be a member of the Just Buggin’ cricut challenge design team!!!!   i have to say i am really excited about it!!  i have been using my cricut alot more lately and love the challenges samantha gives over there so it’s a perfect fit for me!  i love my cricut and hope you will join in if you have a cricut too!

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now for my project – which has no cricut on it – AH HAHHAHAH!  but it does have cuttlebugging and a gigantic bow:


isn’t she sweet!!  she is also a pollycraft digi – i printed off a whole page of them 🙂  so you will see more!  i don’t think i have EVER doen the white core embossed cardstock thing and am not into core’dinations papers HOWEVER i do like how this turned out – makes me think rustic which goes well with a pixie/sprite i think!  and i used one of the new UK only cuttlebug embossing folders i won from the Cuttlebug Spot – i am SO SO happy with those folders!!

i covered a few challenges with this one:


i started with my friend Jen’s Sketch For You To Try which is always fantastic!

In addition i was further inspired by these:
Practical Scrappers: White Core Cardstock – WONDERFUL samples posted
Papertake Weekly: Digi Sparkle – this is also the name of the sponsor for the prize this week!
Stamp Something: Recipe – 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishments with a prize from Mo’s Digital Pencil (this one is a stretch but it IS what inspired how i made my card – i just used two ribbons for my bow without thinking…so i figure the red bow can be the 1 ribbon and the green bow, the button, & the pezabling can be my 3 embellies – whadda y’all think??)
SFYTT close up

i colored her with Copics and added LOTS of sparkle with spica pens.  i am especially pleased with her wings.  dontcha love it when the *real life* version turns out just like you pictured in your head?  i gave her wings some very light shading in the green.  then i painted them with Pink Highlights Creative Inspirations shimmer paint – LOVE this stuff!  finally i traced over the swirls with a gold spica pen.  in real life they ahve just the right hints of green and pink along with loads of shimmery goodness!

well pezzy the wonder tot has been up since 5 am, i have done 2 loads of laundry and need to get my dishes washed and grocery list made so i better scoot!

a few reminders before i go:

get your studio G challenge entries in for a chance to win a full size clear stamp set from hampton arts

be sure to enter my random drawing for a fun glitter prize on the snowflake post

have a great day!

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Stamp: Pollycraft Digi – Christmas Pixies – Humble (this may have been a limited time digi because i can’t find it but there are loads of other great stamps!)

Ink: Copics, Spica glitter pens, brilliance pearlescent poppy red

Paper: Peppermint Forest Stack, Close To My Heart – red, PTI – whisper white

The Rest: Ribbon from Michaels, Button from stash, Pezabling acrylic squares – red fleck, nestie circles & scallop circles, CB embossing folder


13 Responses

  1. Wonderfully delicate. Your card is beautiful.

  2. Fab card, I love the ‘cuttlebugging’. Heather

  3. This pixie is just too cute Marti—love how you’ve colored her! Beautiful!

    Welcome to the SCACD team too :o)


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