Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Little Piggy

Hi everyone! I've some really exciting news to share! I'll be joining The Pixie Cottage as a junior designer for the rest of this term, YEAH!!! I'm looking forward to sharing more of my favorite digital and rubber stamps with all of you. I've also signed up for their newsletter to keep up on all the latest news and specials!

Today starts a new challenge at The Pixie Cottage. As always, we have two parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with. We have a fabulous sketch to spark your creativity and this week's theme is Strawberries & Cream. The cute image highlighted on my card is the Little Piggy digital stamp by Pixie Cottage Stamps. I colored the image various shades of pink to play along with the Strawberries & Cream theme.

My card base is Basic Black layered with PTI White then Look At Me patterned paper. The shadow layer is Spunky patterned paper layered on Basic Black. I added a zig zag stitch around the card base and a straight stitch on the shadow layer. The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges of the image then layered it on to Pretty In Pink and Basic Black die cut and embossed using the Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large Nestabilities.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and layered on Basic Black. To embellish the card I add a Primula Hot Pink Paper Flower finished with a large clear rhinestone brad and two Pink Silk Flowers each finished with a small clear rhinestone brad.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!

  • Stamps: Little Piggy (Pixie Cottage Stamps), Happy Birthday (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, PTI White, Look At Me and Spunky Patterned Paper (BoBunny, Alissa Collection)
  • Ink: Copics R81, R83, R85, BG11, BG13, BG15, Y06, T6, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large Nestabilities, Primula Hot Pink Paper Flower (Bazzill), Pink Silk Flowers, Clear Round Rhinestone Brads, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape


Pami said...

Hi Karen, i absolutely love this card, the colours and papers are gorgeous and a great layout! thank you for becoming a follower of mine and you lovely words! pami x

Trina said...

Congrats Karen! This is an adorable bday card!

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Karen. I love the image and great

Tanya R said...

This is amazing! You really make this image pop off the page. You have your very own style, and I really like it.
Tanya R

Sadilla said...

Hi Karen
your card is so pretty!!!
lovely image!!!
and welcome on board with the DT...

Pam~ said...

This is absolutely darling! Love it! Congrats on your new DT spot! I'm looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous projects!

Wendy said...

Your card is super cute! Love the stitching!


jimlynn said...

WooHoo Karen! Congrats on your junior designer spot! Fabulous.
Love your cute, cute card - and your sewing is wonderful!

Anne said...

Your card is adorable Karen! Beautiful work ;) I look forward to be on the same design team as you at the Pixie Cottage ;)

Hugs from Anne

SandraW said...

Love the card you made! It makes me very happy and the colours are so cheerful!

Hugs, Sandra

Davi said...

Love the card Karen...the colors and the pop of black are so perfect with the cutie image! So glad you are a part of the team :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Hi Karen
Congrats on your junior designer for The Pixie Cottage. All the best for successful time!
Sue N

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love, love the colors and the image. (big pig fanatic here) Congrats on making the team. Excited to be working along side you.