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)