Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Bounty from Sugar Creek Hollow

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we have been challenged to make a card following this sketch and using any one of the fall or winter stamps.

I loved this basket of mini pumpkins the minute I saw it and couldn't wait to use it with some of my new purchases from England.  The background paper is a linen paper from the Victoria & Albert Museum collection and I almost passed it by but my friend talked me into buying the pack because there are so many gorgeous vintage-look papers.  What I over spent buying the paper, I recouped buying the large rose because my friend took me to her flower supply wholesaler and I got a large package for next to nothing.  Wait until you see some of the other purchases I made there.

This is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I am giving thanks for the bounty of the earth that feeds my wonderful family all of whom I am continually thankful for.  Did you know that all the profits from the sale of digi stamps and other vintage products at the Sugar Creek Hollow store go to feed the hungry in the community of Lynchburg, Virginia?   I feel blessed that I can do my small part to help in that effort so I hope that you will hop over to the store, buy a few of the wonderful stamps and by doing so, you too will be helping.  I just heard on the local radio that the Toronto food bank is in panic mode right now because it is only half way to their monetary and food goal for their Thanksgiving food drive.  I don't live right in Toronto but I will make sure I support the drive in my community when I do the grocery shopping today, especially since we live in a town with a General Motors plant that has been really hard hit by the downturn in the economy.

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

Charisma Cardz - Autumn Colors
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Orange Me Glad
Paper Romance - Halloween or Fall Card
Flutter By Wednesdays - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel (Open Theme)
Kaboodle Doodles - Colors of Fall
Craftalicious - Harvest Festival/Autumn

Image:  Baby Jack Basket (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Burnt Orange and Green (Bazzill), Kraft & Copper Metallic (Recollections)
Paper:  Orange (My Stash), Green Print (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Petite Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders), Large Rose (Excelsior Wholesale), Small Mocha Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Frond Punch, Large Butterfly Punch and Double Loop Border Punch (Martha Stewart),  Mini Butterfly Punch (Marvy Uchida), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Lace (My Stash), Gold Lustre Paste (Jaygot)


  1. I just love that basket, gorgeous card!

  2. Cec, this is one gorgeous creation. Love the papers and your flowers are beautiful. Will try and play in this challenge...I had read the other day when I found Tracy's blog about her bein in VA but didn't know where. Lynchburg is on only about 2 hrs from me here in SW VA. I love the images at SCH. TFS.

  3. This is a beautiful card Cec! I love all your embellishments and papers - they work so wonderfully with the SCH image!

  4. Wonderful Autumn colours and image! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Diane x

  5. This is stunning! I do love all the accents you have added to the card! From the lace to the cute butterflies!

  6. Beautiful card. I love the autumn colors and butterflies.

  7. Nice card and embellishments but specilly the butterfly cause i'm a fan of them. Thank for playing with us on DDSB

    Hugs Shatam

  8. Really cool stuff you have there. I really like how you used the punch - can I use it some time?

    Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

  9. Wonderful Autumn colours and just a great card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

  10. Cec, thank you so much for such an inspiring card this week. It has such a warm and inviting feel to it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...Tracy.

  11. This is lovely Cec! Love all the texture and those butterflies are so pretty!

  12. Fabulous card i love the layout too. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge hope to see you again. luv gina xx

  13. I really love your basket with the gorgeous DP you chose! Also, the lace, butterflies and yummy flowers add the finishing touch!

  14. Great autumnal card, the butterflies are great,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  15. oh, pretty card! Those flowers and butterflies are so lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  16. Very pretty! thanks for playing along with us at DDSB!

  17. Such a beautiful autumn card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  18. Gorgeous card Cec. Lovely Autumnal colours and I love the punched borders and embossed background layer.
    Thank you for playing along with the Kaboodledoodle challenge this week and we hope to see you next time.


  19. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  20. This card is so very pretty! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


  21. A gorgeous creation!! I just love the fall colors!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!!

  22. Gorgeous card, Cec! Beautifully done!

  23. sorry it's taken me so long to let you know how beautiful your card is still playing catch-up from the flu. Great use of colors the image jumps off the card and your flowers and butterflies were a great touch.

  24. Stunning Card....great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

  25. Hey Cec

    Totally Gorgeous card chick!



  26. Beautiful coloring and love the fall papers.

  27. Great fall card Cec!! I love the flowers you used. They are very pretty!!

  28. Beautiful Cec! I love the butterflies and the flowers.


  29. Super great card ! Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best this week. Welcome again!!
    Hugs, Jóna


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