Saturday, November 6, 2010

November Sketch for Sugar Creek Hollow & Fun Blog Hop

This week we have a sketch challenge for you over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  While I have followed the sketch, I have chosen to make a square card.  I have heard that it is more expensive to mail a square card in the US but not here in Canada.  We are fortunate because our restrictions are based on weight, size and thickness although the base price is higher than in the US.

I was fortunate to receive the lovely crinkly ribbon from the owner of Sugar Creek Hollow (she sells gorgeous colours in her store) and I was so happy that I could use it for this card.  I also changed the colour of the image to match the background paper.  I think I am going to have include some tools for taking my photos that will help with the colour on my Christmas wish list because that gem in the middle is an iridescent turquoise but the way my light caught it you would think it is almost royal blue.  While these may not be traditional Christmas colours, I have included a Christmas message inside and am sending it to one of my friends.

There are lots of fabulous Christmas and Winter sentiments and images available now at Sugar Creek Hollow along with some freebies so hop over, pick something up and enter your creation at the challenge blog.  And while we are talking about hopping, we are going to have a little blog hop today - no contests, no prizes, just an fun opportunity to have a look at the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and pick up some inspiration.

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

Paper Play Challenges - Circles
Stamp Insanity - Punches
Creative Cottage - Embossing
Creative Card Crew - Punches
Everybody Art Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas

Image:  Winter Wonderland II (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Aqua (My Stash)
Paper:  Summertime Designs
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Turquoise Stickles (Ranger), Snowflake Gem (Michaels), Snowflake Corner Punch (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Punch (Marvy Uchida), Crinkly Ribbon (Sugar Creek Hollow), Snow flake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. Good morning Cec!
    What a fabulous card, your friend will be totally blown away! The non traditional colors sets this apart and turns it into a really unique and beautiful piece of art. Perfect for this image and for that lovely ribbon!

  2. Hi Cec. This is just so beautiful and I adore the colour you have used. Love it. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. This is a stunning card to showcase this image!
    I love the snowflake boarder and that you have matched your BG paper.

  4. This is very pretty. I love how your big fluffy bow compliments the snowflake image.

  5. What a lovely card! Love the embossing and that ribbon is delish. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  6. Cec, you nailed this sketch! I love the color palette, dreamy card!

  7. Well this is a jaw-dropping beauty Cec! Absolutely gorgeous and I love everything about it - the color combination, the snowflakes repeated everywhere, the embellishment details. The snowflake punched edge to emulate the lace is genious here too! You sure are talented!

  8. Cec, your snowflakes are perfect!! I love the border and the gems you used for each snowflake! The colors are awesome!

  9. Stunning and beautiful! Love your color choices and all the fun details. Wonderful creation!

  10. Cec, this is just exquisite looking! I love how you kept everything about snowflakes, they are just divine and yours colors are gorgeous!

  11. What an entirely, lovely, card. The colors you have chosen give this a real wintery feel. You have hit this one out of the park...your sketch is just right on target. Love the emobssing too!!!

  12. Wow, you guys are really putting me in the mood for Christmas! This is beautiful Cec!

  13. Oh my GOODNESS! This is stinking GORGEOUS! Holy cow! Your bow is exquisite, and the colors! And the punches and the layout, oh my! :)) This is so, SO pretty!! Thank you for showing off your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!! :)

  14. This is just gorgeous! I love the cool minty color. It really makes me long for snow.


  15. Wow, what a beautiful card. I just love the colours!
    Thanks for sharing with CCC this time!

  16. OMW Cec this is amazing i loooove your bow i want one lol

  17. Hi Cec
    wow what a gorgeous card, beautiful papers & design, luv the ribbon,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  18. Hi Cec!
    This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the big bow! Lovely winterscard!


  19. beautiful christmas card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  20. Oh gorgeous card, beautiful details.

  21. I LOVE snowflakes!! This ROCKS!! That border thing is AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity!!

    Enjoy Life!

  22. Oooohhhh my....Looooove this one. Gorgeous color combo. This is just wonderful!!!! I also wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Mona and i am the new GD at Whoopsi Daisy. I am really looking forward to work with all you talented ladies. Hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs...Mona


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