Saturday, October 16, 2010


Today, we have been challenged at Sugar Creek Hollow to make a card using the colours Early Espresso (dark brown), River Rock (sand/tan)and Baja Breeze (bluish-green).  I have used two images from the wonderful winter collection at the Sugar Creek Hollow store to make this Christmas card.  While these aren't traditional Christmas colours, I think they are awesome.

EDITED TO ADD:  If you want to play along in the great colour challenge, hop over to the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge Blog and enter your card using Mister Linky (found under the lovely creations of the design team) for a chance to win a free digi of your choice.

I went into Photoshop and changed the colour of this butterfly to come as close as I could to the requested colour.  I think I need to get my monitor calibrated to match the Panetone colour system because it looked good on the screen but didn't print quite as closely.  The brown crinkly ribbon for the double loop bow is just brown seam binding that I hit with my heat gun.  If you want some beautiful hand-dyed crinkly ribbon in a variety of colours, you can find that at the Sugar Creek Hollow store too.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time  - Use your digi stamps/papers
Ooh La La Creations - Nothing Floral
City Crafter - Take Flight
Hodge Podge Shop - Distressing
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - So Long as it Flies

Image: Believe and Butterfly Angel (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock: Recollections
Papers: Sand (Derek M. Designs), Brown Dot (Summertime Designs)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Snowflake Punch (Marvy Uchida), Deco Fan Corner Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Brown Crinkle Ribbon (I made it), Snowflake Button (Dress it Up), Turquoise Stickles (Ranger), Petite Ovals & Petite Scalloped Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Walnut Distress Ink (Ranger), Clear Star Gel Pen (Sakura)


  1. Beautiful card Cec. I do love these colors as new Christmas colors.

  2. Cec, I love the way you put this card together! Very pretty!

  3. The angel is beautiful in blue and I love how you used the corner punch.

  4. Who would have thought these colors would make an awesome Christmas card??!!! You have proved they do and your card shouts it out!! Beautiful!

  5. Hey girlfriend!!! When I saw this card come up on the DT blog I was speechless. This is one of the moset beautiful that I have seen with this image. You put me to shame with your butterfly angel. I am going to try one myself using these exact colors. WELL DONE!!!

  6. I can see you and I were on the same wavelength this week Cec! I feel good about that because of your incredible talent! This is lovely - the pearls are a great accent and the papers you've used are divine!

  7. This is just gorgeous Cec! Love the your corners!

  8. This is so beautiful! I love those colors together, it's one of my favorite color combos. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Hodge Podge Shop. Hope you see you again next week!

  9. I love your card, those colors are great together! Thanks for playing with us at the Hodge Podge Shop!
    Shelley :)

  10. Beautiful the colours match perfectly
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  11. Such a pretty card! The angel just pops off the page! Love all the embellishment too!

  12. So beautiful! LOVE the colors! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  13. Beautiful colors and lovely image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  14. Wow what a gorgeous card. beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
    hugs Linda

  15. Wonderful card! I love the snowflake accents.

  16. Beautiful card Cec, love this color combo!!

  17. Just beautiful Cec!


  18. Cee, this is a stunner! I just love how you used this image, totally gorgeous!

  19. A wonderful creation...I love what you did with the color combo this week! Spectacular!

  20. Wow Cec I love this colour combi and I love what you did with the card. Fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the Hodge Podge challenge this week. Fabulous image.

    Hugs, Fae

  21. Beautiful card ... love your colours ... thanks for playing along at CCCB


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