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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thank You


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and the last one for 2011 as our designers are going to take a well-earned break until the New Year. Our challenge to you this week is to make vintage, shabby chic or primitive THANK YOU CARDS.

You have until Friday, December 23rd to submit up to 3 entries, which will not only put you in the running for our weekly prizes but for our Christmas Blog Candy.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot. The winner of the blog candy will be selected on Christmas Eve.

I want to say Thank You to all of you have looked at my cards, made lovely comments and let me do the same for you over this past year. My card for you features a quote that I found online and some paper from Laura Ashley that I found when I was in England a couple of months ago.

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

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes & Ribbon
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes

Sentiment: The Quote Garden
Card Stock: Cream (Wassau), Pink (Bazzill)
Papers: Laura Ashley
Tools & Embellishments: Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Pearl Spray (Excelsior Wholesale), Fluer de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Michaels)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Scraps


Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is to make a card using up your SCRAPS. We want you to use those little pieces of paper leftover from other projects - hopefully nothing larger than 3 square inches.

You don't have to use a Phindy image but if you do, follow the instructions on the sidebar and enter your card twice.  There are two winners each week - one random and one chosen by the Design Team.  If you don't have any Phindy images, then pop right over to her store and pick up one or two of the fabulous digis that you will find there.

This challenge at Phindy's Place will be the last one for 2011 and will run until January 6th so you have lots of time to enter.  The Design Team is going to enjoy this break but we have a bunch of wonderful challenges lined up for you in the New Year so check back on January 6th to see what we have planned.

I have two boxes that I put my bits and pieces in (one for card stock and one for designer paper) and for the longest time, I ignored them because it was so hard to find anything. One day a couple months ago, I had an ah-ha moment and sorted it all out, organizing each box into colour families and then put each into a zip lock plastic bag. Now, when I open the box, I just find the bag holding the colour I am looking for and I can quickly determine if there is something useful in the bag. Now, if only the rest of my craft room was as organized but maybe that is a project for the holidays.

I made this card intending to send it out but didn't need it because I had made more than enough so I can say I have the first card for 2012 made - what a head start.

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

Party Time Tuesdays - Red & Green Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks  - Christmas
AI Factory - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas

Image:  Deck The Halls (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Red (Wassau), Gold Metallic (DCWV)
Papers:  My Bits and Pieces Box
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools and Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Scalloped Die (Nellie Snellen), Large Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Small Snowflakes Punched from Edge Punch (Martha Stewart). Gems, Dollarama)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Show Me Thursday

I have never participated in Show Me Thursday at Sassy Cheryl's blog but I am going to show you my desk today. Now, those of you who chat at Sassy Cheryl's PCP group know that I have been making a little red velvet skirt for my 5 year-old Granddaughter and she chose the fabric.

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT let a 5 year-old choose fabric because if the fabric is velvet you must be prepared to curse, cry and vacuum a lot. The only up side of this is that after Christmas, the little red bits are my daughter's problem but chances are good that I will hear about it.

Here is a photo of the little red bits under my task lamp (hence the yellow glow).


And here is a view with the skirt.


In order to try to minimize the mess, this skirt has two sets of seam binding on the hem and I have zigzagged all the edges I couldn't cover with seam binding. This is not my best job but my Granddaughter will love it and grow out of it in no time so I am not going to stress about that part.

Now all I have to do is get this into a box with the pink tights and the red and pink sweater I bought her in England when I was there in September. Oh yes and I have to hope that it fits because if it doesn't, I am not making another one in velvet.

Since she is asking Santa for Barbie dolls for Christmas, I have decided that my sewing machine is actually broken so that I don't have to make itty bitty Barbie clothes. I suspect that I would have to put a long straw in the scotch bottle if forced to sew those.

My next project is to make cookies but I won't be showing you those because they have to go right in the freezer so I am not tempted to eat them. Cookies are lovely morsels but they are 20 seconds in the mouth and 20 years on the hips :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Vintage Christmas Tags for Sugar Creek Hollow


We have arrived at another Saturday and that means a wonderful new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. Since we are fast approaching Christmas we decided to challenge you to make VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TAGS. Your vintage tag can be part of a card or a stand-alone beauty.

We want to remind you that we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge blog and when you enter one of our challenges, your creation must fit one of those styles as well as following the weekly theme.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Don’t forget, we also have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.

Our designers have created some gorgeous tags for your inspiration. If you would like the details just click on their name to be taken directly to their blog.

I decided to add my tag to a card and use some really non-traditional colours - rust, brown and lime green. I also dug deep into my unused stash and found some page pebbles. They were perfectly clear and colourless when I bought them 4 years ago but have changed colour, which turned out to be just fine for this card.

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

Sassy Studio Designs - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (must be Christmas)
Creative Belli - Winter & Christmas
I Brake for Challenges - Vintage
Little Red Wagon - Vintage Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Creative Card Crew - 'Tis the Season
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
My Time to Craft - Vintage Christmas

Image: The Graphics Fairy
Date Sentiment: Sprouting Seeds
Card Stock: White (Staples), Copper & Silver Metallic (DCWV)
Papers: Snowflake & Green with Dots (Summertime Designs), Red Damask (Miss Cutie Pie)
Tools & Embellishments: Burgandy Ribbon (Bouclair), Green Ribbon (Fabricland), Lace (My Stash), Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Create A Flake Two Shapabilities (Spellbinders), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Page Pebble (My Stash)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sweet Singing Angel


The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is to create a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card. This is the time of year that schools and churches put on their annual Christmas pageants and there is always an adorable little girl or two dressed up like an angel to sing the Christmas carols. I thought this sweet little angel should shine on her own and used as few embellishments as possible for my card.  Few embellishments is always hard for me but I really must remember to do this more often because I discovered that even a couple of buttons on a card bump the cost of the postage up considerably.  The post office is not particularly kind to us crafters, especially at this time of year - scrooge :)

You don't have to use a Phindy image this week but if you do, follow the instructions under the challenge rules on the sidebar to enter your card twice.  If you don't have a Phindy image, there are many fabulous ones over at the Phindy's Place store, so why not pop over and pick up one or two.

One random winner will win a $5 gift certificate to the Phindy's Place Store. In addition the Design Team will select one entry as Card of the Week. The creator will also receive a $5 gift certificate and will be in the running for our monthly Guest Designer spot.

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

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Winged Things
Meljens Designs - Use Green
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (must be Christmas)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open (with a butterfly, fairy or angel)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Merry Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Image:  Sweet Carol  (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated on Circle Blank (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock:  Wassau
Papers:  Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Buttons (Dress it Up), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Birth of a King


The last few days have been so stressful. Last Thursday my computer started acting up and I had viruses and spyware - despite my care about not opening things. So this weekend, my wonderful husband spent 6 hours reformatting my computer and reloading programs. Talk about a major pain. There are still a few things to do but at least I can work with it now. I really do not understand why people need to be so malicious just to prove how smart they think they are. They could put all those smarts to some good use and we would love them and not hate them.

Anyway, I managed to quickly get a card done this morning for the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's but I apologize for the photo. It is so dreary here today and I really didn't have time to move lights. The theme is WINTER so I dug out this adorable snow family image and made a Christmas card. Now I better concentrate on getting the cards in the mail so no more crafting for a couple of days.

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

Whoopsi Daisy - Snowflakes
Gingerloft - Christmas and Winter
Quirk Crafts - Snow
2 Sisters - Punches and/or Dies
Sassy Cheryl's - Winter

Image: Birth of a King (Sassy Cheryl)
Card Stock: White (Staples), Blue (Recollections), Blue & Silver Metallic (DCWV)
Paper: Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors)with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas Card for Sugar Creek Hollow


Welcome to Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and a new challenge. Before I get to the challenge, let me tell you about some changes to the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team.

First, we are losing a couple of our wonderful designers because of family commitments. Marsha has been with Sugar Creek Hollow since the very beginning and her wonderful vintage designs will be missed. While Heide hasn't been with us as long, she has inspired us all each week with some gorgeous designs. Renee is going to stay with the team but will be scaling back her participation. Starting in the New Year she will become our Feature Artist and will show us all how Recycling and Repurposing are done the vintage way when those challenges come up. These ladies have made valuable contributions to the Sugar Creek Hollow team and have become lovely online crafting friends.

Next, we have three new designers coming on board and they are joining us with their vintage beauties for the challenge this week so you can get a preview of what they will be showing you starting in January.

Give a big welcome to:

Linda Payne from Payne Holler Cards
Peggy Marsh from The Wired Angel
Daniele Haddon from The Musings of a Chocoholic 

Now on to our challenge. With Christmas close at hand, our challenge to you this week is to make CHRISTMAS CARDS IN NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS. Don't forget that we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge and want you to create in those styles.


We have a lovely new sponsor this week. Please welcome Delicious Doodles who will be providing one random winner with 4 digis of her choice. The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display. The Design Team will also choose a Card of the Week and the creator will also receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Don’t forget, we also have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.

To inspire you all of our current and our new designers have created some fabulous Christmas cards in non-traditional colors using a couple of the images from Delicious Doodles.

Now a bit about my card. I saw some gorgeous pink poinsettias at the garden centre last week so that was the jumping off point for my card. The pink piece in the middle of the card looks like a die cut but is actually a Martha Stewart punch around the page set and I just punched the corner and two sides on a couple of scrap pieces of card stock. It has been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist but that didn't show up in the photo. The big poinsettia is a combination of card stock and vellum.

Image: Christmas Candles (Delicious Doodles)
Card Stock: Pink (Recollections), Vellum (Curry's Art Store)
Paper: Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Craf-T Products), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Organza Ribbon (Arton Bead Supply), Brown Satin Ribbon (Fabricland), Topiary Punch Around the Page Set (Martha Stewart), Yellow Stickles (Ranger), Pearl Glimmer Mist (tattered Angels), Budding Vine Embossing Folder (Craft Concepts), Cuttlebug

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Full Sack


Wow, the time is flying and yet another month has rolled around and since this is the first Friday of the month that means the challenge over at Phindy's Place is ANYTHING GOES USING A PHINDY IMAGE. You can make any kind of card or paper-crafted project but you must use a Phindy's Place image. If you don't have one, pop over to the store and pick up some of the fabulous images you will find there. You have a couple of chances to win so I hope you will join us.

This Santa looks like he is on a mission with that full sack.  I wonder if he got my letter telling him I have been a good girl and I want a pile of craft supplies.

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

AI Factory - Something Red
Color Create - Red, White & Green
Crimbo Crackers - Santa
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Christmas Card (no animals)
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Santa Claus Is Coming
Everybody Art Challenge - Santa Claus

Image: Ho Ho Ho (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Wassau
Papers: My Stash
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Chalk (Mungyo), Poinsettia Die (Marianne Creatables), Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Golden Star Gel Pen (Sakura)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Father Christmas


The title of this post should really be Father Christmas - Take 2. I made this card a few days ago and once I saw it finished, I didn't like it so I remade it. I know I am my own worst critic but this time I was right.

I have 2 more Christmas cards to make in order to match my list and then I can get them off in the mail.  While I have enjoyed making them, I really want to do something else.  Now we will see how many I have to add the extra postage to.

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

2 Sisters - Holiday
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Fairy Tale - Christmas
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Simply Create Too - All About Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes

Image:  Father Christmas (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using Circle Blank (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  My Stash
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbimders), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Buttons (Dress it Up), Chalk (Mungyo)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fancy Fold for Sugar Creek Hollow



Good morning and welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week our challenge to you is FANCY FOLDS. So think outside the box or past the single fold and let us see vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards with fun and fancy folds.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Don’t forget, we also have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.

The ladies on the Design Team are joined by a Guest Designer today. Please welcome Brenda Brown, who was chosen from the October Cards of the Week. All the designers have created some cards with very fun folds for your inspiration. To get details just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

I found this fun fold when I was surfing around and thought it was interesting enough and easy enough to make this week. It is an upright Z fold and I found the pattern here. Just one comment, my card only stands if it is clipped together (see the little circle), otherwise it wants to fall down. I am not sure if it the fact that I used card stock for the back section and that gave it too much weight but I don't mind, I still like the look of this card.

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

C.R.A.F.T. - Unusual Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage
Everybody Art Challenge - Christmas Card
Top Tip Tuesday - More Than One Fold
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls

Image: Far Far Hill
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Green (Bazzill), Dark Cream & Light Brown (Recollections)
Papers: Floral (Basic Grey), Cream Patterned (My Stash)
Tools & Embellishments: Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities & Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Script Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Gold Star Gel Pen (Sakura), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Flower (Prima), Pearl Button (My Stash)

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Sprinkling of Snow


The challenge at Phindy's Place this week is called A SPRINKLING OF SNOW. If you don't have snow where you are consider yourself fortunate because there are some areas about one hour north of where I live that already have 6 inches of the white stuff (at least it was white when it landed).

I love this little winter cutie and decided it would make a great Christmas card.  I counted all the cards that I made and I thought I was doing really well but discovered that I am at least 6 cards shy of my goal so I guess I have to put my nose to the grindstone or remove someone from my list since I only have 1 week to meet my goal.

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

4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas or Winter Related
Stamp 'n Doodle - Snow
Kaboodle Doodles - Baby It's Cold Outside

Image:  It's All Downhill From Here (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Metallic Blue (DCWV)
Paper:  My Stash
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Snowflake Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Christmas Tree .svg File cut with my Cricut (Online - sorry can't find source), Chalk (Craft-T Products)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Santa Bell Ringer


Here is another Christmas card that I have made on my mission to get them all done by the end of this month. I love this funky Santa ringing his bells to let everyone know that they better get out of his way because he has lots to do before Christmas arrives in just 35 days.

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

One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Christmas Themed
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Any Cute Christmas Image
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Christmas, Die Cut & Tag
Sassy Cheryl's - Stump the Boss (Anything Goes)

Image: Santa Bell Ringer (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Mustard Brown (Bazzill)
Papers:  Red Spotted (Lasting Impressions), Tree and Medallion Papers (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Crinkle Ribbon (Gift), Tag Punch (Martha Stewart), Open Scalloped Die (Nellie Snellen), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Chalk (Mungyo), Golden Star Gel Pen (Sakura)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sweet Holiday Wishes


It is Saturday and we have a really fun challenge for you at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. We want to see a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project that features a RECIPE CARD. The recipe card can be shown either on the front or inside your project and the recipe itself should be a family favourite that has been passed down over the years.

If your recipe isn't easily read from the photo of your project, then we would ask that you detail it in your post. It would also be great if you could show a photo of the finished recipe. Your recipe can be of any type and we would love to hear the story behind it. Soon your family's favourite could become someone else's family favourite so thanks for sharing.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Don't forget, we also have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.

Our designers have shared some wonderful recipes so click on their name to be taken directly to their blog where you will find many more details about their recipe and their project.

I have created a card with a recipe inside.


The recipe is a cookie recipe that I just make at Christmas called Ginger Sparklers although they could be made any time of the year. These ginger cookies are easy to make and freeze well. My husband has been known to eat them right out of the freezer while they are really crisp but if you let them thaw they are slightly chewy. The recipe was given to me almost 30 years ago by my Sister-in-Law but I understand that it might have originally been printed in a Robin Hood Flour recipe pamphlet.


I know this is a really long post but here is the recipe:


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

Cupcake Craftroom- Sweet Christmas
Frosted Designs - Die Cuts

Image: Mom's Helper (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: All (Wassau)
Paper: Brown (Sweet Tweet), Gingerbread Boy (Online but forgot where - oops)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Arton Beads), Button (Dress it Up), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Chalk (Mungyo), Circle & Star Die (Nellie Snellen)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holly Fairy


The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is CHRISTMAS and the timing is perfect since Christmas is only a little more than 5 weeks away - sorry but I had to say it - so the deadline for sending cards is looming fast.  Of course the deadlines for shopping, decorating and baking are too - oh my!

You don't have to use a Phindy's image but there are so many wonderful images that would be appropriate for your Christmas cards in her store, that you should rush right over and pick up a few. Besides, if you do use a Phindy image, you can follow the instructions under the challenge rules to enter twice for more chances to win one of the two prizes available.

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

Charisma Cardz - Lace & Pearls
Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle (must be Christmas)
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow.  - Anything with Wings
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas with Pearls or Vintage

Image:  Flower Top Fairy Holly (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Green (Bazzill), Red (Recollections)
Paper:  Provo Craft
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Lace (My Stash), Ribbon (Bouclair), Chalk (Mungyo), Gold Stickles (Ranger), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Helpful Elves


I just picked up some new images from Sassy Cheryl's so I thought I better put at least one to good use and make something for their current challenge. Since I am on a mission to get my Christmas cards all made before the end of November, that is what I made and of course it is very flat so it can be mailed without requiring me to float a loan for postage. I have said this before and I will say it again, I really do prefer a bit more embellishment so these cards seem almost naked.

I don't usually wish Christmas was tomorrow but I have asked my husband to make me a photo booth for Christmas and given the horrible photo I got for this card, then Christmas can't happen too soon. Sorry about the quality.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Embossing
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Anything Goes with a Digi
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Emboss Away
Paper Sundaes - Use a Digi
Pile It On - Traditional Christmas
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Cardmadfairy's - Digi and Texture
Crafty Catz - Use a Digi
Wags 'n Whiskers - Christmas

Image:  Christmas Elves (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock: Green (Wassau), Red (Lasting Impressions)
Paper:  Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Craft-T Products), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Ornament Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Primitive Christmas


It is Saturday and that means a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have an easy one this week because it's all about STRIPES AND SPOTS. We want to see both on your beautiful vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

As if two prizes aren't enough, don't forget that we have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.  Just follow the challenge theme and the rules on the sidebar to submit up to 3 entries each week. 

Our Design Team have created some fabulous projects this week that will be sure to inspire you.  Joining them is our Guest Designer, AUDHILD, who was chosen from the September Cards of the Week. To get details of any of their projects just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

I took a stab at making a primitive card this week and I hope you like the result.  The image and the papers were freebies that I discovered online and the wonderful birch strip is one of my finds at a florist wholesale shop in England.  The burlap came from my sewing cabinet but don't ask me why I had it.  I love the non-traditional colours - Christmas can be orange and brown - although when it comes to my tree decorations and other decor, they are as traditional as can be with lots of red and gold.

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

Meljens Designs - Orange and/or Brown
Paper Pretties - Buttons
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes (must include a digi)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes

Image:  Beccy's Place
Card Stock:  Kraft (Recollections)
Papers:  Cuddlebeez
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Birch Tape (Excelsior Wholesale), Burlap, Button & Cord (My Stash), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful


This week the challenge at Phindy's Place is called THANKFUL and we want you to do Thank You or Thanksgiving cards.

You don't have to use a Phindy image for this challenge but there are many in her store that are suitable for both types of cards so pop over and pick a couple up. If you do use a Phindy image this week just follow the instructions in the Challenge rules to enter it twice.

Because I live in Canada and we celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago, I decided to make a Thank You card. I also decided to make one that could be used for a man or woman and used this peaceful scene as my image.

I don't know what happened when I took my photo but I kept getting an orange glow around the edges so I had to revert to a black mat. A light box with proper lights and a little tripod are on the top of my ever-growing Christmas list.

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

Aud Sentiments - Thank You or Thanksgiving
Creative Card Crew - Thankful
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes (must include a digi)

Image: Birds Go By with Cat (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: Provo Craft
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Craf-T Products & Mungyo), Brad (Making Memories), Forest Branches Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Copper Ink (Martha Stewart), Skeleton Leaf (Papermania)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Trash to Treasure for Sugar Creek Hollow


Welcome to Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. We hope you weren't caught in that early snow storm that found its way to the northeast United States last weekend. If you did, we hope you were able to get some crafting even if the power was out.  Crafting by candlelight sounds so relaxing, doesn't it?

This week our challenge to you is to turn something from your garbage or recycling bin into a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project. We want you to turn TRASH TO VINTAGE TREASURE. You can include items from your paper scraps but your project must start with something you are re-purposing. Please include a photo of that item in your post so we can say "You went from that to that - wow!"

We will choose one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will select one project as Card of the Week and the creator of that project will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

By entering this challenge you not only have a chance to win our regular prizes but your name will go into the draw for the Christmas Blog Candy every time you enter so let's see your wonderful creations.

Our designer have dug deep into their recycling bins and have transformed some interesting items into wonderful treasures that are sure to inspire you so do check out their blogs to get all the details.


I confiscated this box from my neighbour's recycling bin and jazzed it up.  Then I decided I better make some coordinating note cards to go inside.  This will be a Christmas gift for my Sister-in-Law.  When I started the inside of the box & the lid had some rips in it so I needed to line it.  Well let me tell you, that was a pain in the posterior because I couldn't get the measurements to work out and I wasted so many pieces of paper.  In the end, I really like how it turned out.

Here are a couple more views of the box and the decorated top:



I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Bearly Mine - Anything but a Card
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (and a bit of bling, if you like)
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Lace

Card Stock:  Metallic Gold (DCWV)
Paper:  Tuscan Summer (Sincerely Yours from Computer Scrapbooking.com))
Monogram:  Computer Generated
Tools & Embellishments:  Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Leaves (My Stash), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Lace (My Stash), Pearl Floruishes (Prima), Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Button (My Stash), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Open Flower Die (Nellie Snellen), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow has Christmas Blog Candy


The holiday season is upon us and we all know that Christmas is a time for gift giving. Thanks to Tracy, the generous owner of Sugar Creek Hollow, we are pleased to offer a gift for one lucky person this Christmas - a Cricut® Personal Die Cutting Machine along with a George & Basic Shapes Cartridge. The random winner will be selected on Christmas Eve from the entries for all the weekly challenges posted from November 5th to December 17th.

The rules are easy:
  • You must enter a card into at least one of the Sugar Creek Hollow challenges posted between November 5th and December 17th to be eligible for the draw. The more entries you make following the challenge theme and rules as listed on the sidebar, the more chances you get to win. Since you can enter 3 cards each week that is a possible 21 chances to win.
  • You must post the photo above on your sidebar and link it to this post on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog. The linked photo is to remain on your blog until December 24th.
  • You do not have to be a follower but we would love it if you become one because we have great challenges each week with wonderful inspiration from our designers and we would not want you to miss anything.
So come to visit each Saturday to see what challenge we have for you and then enter your wonderful creations so you can be included in the draw for this fabulous Christmas Candy.

The Night Before Christmas


It is the first Friday of the month so that means the challenge at Phindy's Place is ANYTHING GOES WITH A PHINDY IMAGE.

Since you must use one of your Phindy images (no Phindy's image! - head straight to Phindy's store and pick up a few) you only need to enter it once this week to be in the running for Card of the Week or to be our random winner.

I love this image of all the little ones fast asleep and probably dreaming about what Santa will bring them. Now if they would just stay in bed until it is at least light out :)

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

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (must be Christmas)
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Christmas Fun
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Christmas Card
Stampavie & More - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Cute & Cuddly (must include a digi)

Image: Babes in dreamland (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Elegant Word Art by Bethany
Card Stock: Wassau
Papers:  Green Dot & Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Red with White Dot (Molly & Max)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Gold Star Gel Pen (Sakura), Poinsettia (Wild Orchid Crafts)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vellum for Sugar Creek Hollow


It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week our challenge to you is to create a card or other paper crafted project featuring VELLUM. We would love to see how you use vellum in your project but remember that we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge blog so your entry must be in one of those styles.

This week you could be a random winner and receive a digi of our choice along with a badge to display on your blog or the Design Team might choose your entry as Card of the Week and if they do, you will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Our designers have used vellum in a number of ways on their cards so you can see how versatile it can be and be inspired.

This week we are welcoming Peggy Marsh (a.k.a. The Wired Angel) as Guest Designer and she has created a beauty for you. Peggy was selected from the August Cards of the Week winners.

I started with gold card stock and then created a gorgeous white vellum poinsettia for my card. It is teamed with a fabulous vintage Santa image, some pretty damask paper and a smart satin bow. It is topped of with a fancy ticket sentiment. I know I have broken my own rule about my Christmas cards being flat this year but flat was getting boring so this one will be a hand it out card. I will go back to flat tomorrow :)

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

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes but must be Christmas
Digi Doodle Shops Best  - Anything Goes
Meljens Designs -Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Vintage Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Image: About.com
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Gold (Recollections)
Papers: White Damask (Recollections), White & Green Vellum (Curry's Art Store)
Tools & Embellishments: Ribbon (Michaels), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Gold Ink (Martha Stewart), Deco Fan Punch Around the Page Set & Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Micro Glass Beads (Recollections)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Gingerbread Hugs


The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is PAPER PIECING. I am still on a mission to make all my Christmas cards before the end of November and I think this one featuring a little cutie with paper pieced overalls should fit the bill quite nicely. I guess I better get all the completed cards out and take a count so I know how many more I have to do.

I am not sure I should have started this post at lunch time when I am hungry. That gingerbread cookie looks good enough to eat. Pretty soon it will be time for everyone to start their holiday baking. I didn't do any last year and you know we really didn't miss it that much. I do admit though to having the occasional craving for a cookie so perhaps this year I will make one batch of something simple. It definitely won't be our favourite because that would be an invitation to eat too many, too quickly.

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

4 Crafty Chicks - Paper Piercing (around the outer scalloped circle)
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Meljens Designs - Christmas
Southern Girls - Stripes & Polka Dots
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes

Image: Gingerbread Delight (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Card Stock: Wassau
Papers: Red Dot (Recollections), Stripe (Frances Meyer)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Double Scallop Die (Nellie Snellen), Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Apartment Building


I wanted to make a card for fun this week so I decided to play in Sassy Cheryl's challenge. The challenges are all about pink this month and this one adds a sketch.


Now, I must admit that I am not a fan of sketches because I never seem to be able to do them justice.  I know, I'm weird but I actually find them harder to work with when they should make it easy.  After I finished the card I realized that this will be a great sketch for Christmas cards since they call for clean and simple or you have to float a loan for the postage (remember my story about last year).

Sassy Cheryl draws such fun images and I thought I could use this one for all sorts of occasions. It reminds me of an apartment building for birds. What a great place to hang out.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Pink with Sketch
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Spots & Stripes
Clearly I Stamp - Pink

Image: Double Decker Birdhouse (Sassy Cheryl's)
Card Stock: Recollections
Papers: Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Sheer Ribbon (Michaels), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Chalk (Craf-T Products)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Colours of Fall


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. The colours of fall are in full splendour right now but with the cold weather knocking at our door, they won't last too much longer so our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is to preserve them by making a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card with the COLOURS OF FALL.


This week we have a lovely new sponsor, Paper Cupcakes, who will provide our random winner with 3 digis of her choice from the Paper Cupcakes store. The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow badge to display on her blog.

The Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and that creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

The Design Team has created their inspiration for you this week using Paper Cupcakes images so be sure to check out their blogs to get all the details.

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

Art Impressions Stamps - Lace
C.R.A.F.T. - Autumn
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons and Lace
Moving Along with the Times - Vintage
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Punches and Dies

Image: Sunflower Topiary (Paper Cupcakes)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Rust (Recollections), White (Staples)
Paper: Sincerely Yours from Computer Scrapbooking.com
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Petite Oval and Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cut Scalloped Die (Nellie Snellen), Lace (My Stash), Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Stickers (Dollar Giant), Chalk (Mungyo), Flowers (Prima), Flower Centre (cut from a silk flower), Flourish (cut with Cricut), Budding Vines Embossing Folder (Craft Concepts)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blue Christmas


Christmas is not a time to be blue but a time to be happy, however, the challenge at Phindy's Place this week is called Blue Christmas. We want to see you make Christmas cards with blue as the predominant colour.

You don't have to use a Phindy image but there are so many fabulous images in her store that will lend themselves to a blue Christmas card so pop over and pick up a few. If you do use a Phindy image, make sure you follow the instructions and enter your lovely creations twice.

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

Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons and Lace
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - "U" is for Unused Stash (Gold Card Stock for Snowflakes were bits in my scrap box)

Image: Cozy Cottage (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated on blank ticket from a friend
Card Stock: Blue (Bazzill), Pale Gold (DCWV)
Papers: Cuddlebeez
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Hexagon Die (Nellie Snellen), Lace (My Stash), Ribbon (Fabricland), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Chalk (Mungyo)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vintage Tea


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week the challenge is called VINTAGE TEA. We want you to create a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project featuring vintage tea pots and cups.

We will choose a random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and the Design Team will select a Card of the Week. Both winners will receive a badge to display on their blogs.

Our designers have created some inspiration for you and if you click on their names you will be taken to their blogs where you can find all the details about their wonderful creations.

I am not thrilled with my mojo this week because it is behaving like a brat and only providing a little bit of inspiration resulting in cards I am not 100% happy with. I have started some new cards for next week and my mojo better behave.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Think Pink
Whimsy Inspires - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Anything Goes Challenge - Die Cuts, Punches or Both
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink
Sassy Cheryl's - Think Pink with a Die Cut

Images: Bird's Cards
Sentiment Inside: Bird's Cards
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: Raspberry Road
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Lace (My Stash), Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Roses (Wild Orchid Crafts), Leaves (Excelsior Wholesale), Heart Pin (Maya Road), Scalloped Circle Die (Nellie Snellen), Flourishes (Cut with Cricut), Charm (Arton Beads)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Clown


This is my second Halloween card this week and I have gone from the goulish to the super cute. The challenge at Phindy's Place this week is HALLOWEEN and I love the costume on this little cutie.

You don't have to use a Phindy image but if you want to there are lots of other cute Halloween images in Phindy's store and you get two entries in the challenge. Phindy generously awards two prizes each week - one to a random winner and one to the Design Team's top pick - so that is even more reason to create with a Phindy image.

I am working with only partial mojo this week and am disappointed in the outcome of this card although I must admit it looks better in real life. Since this little person looks cute as a clown, I decided against using any black on my card but the buttons and ribbon are such a vibrant orange that they almost look red in this photo. I think I have to get my husband to work on making me a light tent and with some proper lights maybe my photos will come out with better colour.

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

Hanna & Friends - Autumn/Halloween
Shelly's Images - Show Us Your Layers
Crafts and Me - Orange
Diva By Design - Buttons
The House That Stamps Built - Halloween
Everybody Art Challenge - Halloween

Image: Clowning Around (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment Tags: (Plumrose Lane - not available for sale until October 15)
Card Stock: Recollections
Papers: Orange Dot (My Stash), Purple (Cuddlebeez Scraps), Spider (Free Digital Scrapbooking.com)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Buttons (Dress it Up), Ribbon (My Stash), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Rusty Hinge Distressing Ink (Ranger),

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween with Plumrose Lane at Sugar Creek Hollow


It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and we are having a special HALLOWEEN WITH A TWIST challenge this week so make sure you read the challenge post carefully.

We are welcoming Plumrose Lane as a new sponsor this week and for this challenge our sponsor is providing all of you with a wonderful freebie that you must use to make your vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge entry. You will love this because the freebie is a collage sheet of fabulous Halloween images along with an instant card and envelope

To get your freebie, just go to the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog, click on the link and download the freebie (in a .zip file format). Please note that the freebie will only be available for the length of the challenge and after that will be available at the Plumrose Lane Etsy shop.


And as if providing this freebie isn't generous enough, Plumrose Lane is also giving one random winner a $10 gift certificate toward the purchase of any item from the Plumrose Lane Etsy shop. The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and that creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

I cut some images directly from the collage sheet after I printed it out but because I wanted to resize others I used Photoshop to copy them to a new canvas where I erased the straggly bits that came with them and then saved them as a new picture.  For example I did this with the frame and then added the Happy Halloween text.  I made the tag by pouncing various distress inks and chalk on some card stock after I cut the shape.  I wanted some crinkly ribbon but didn't have the right colour so I took some white organza ribbon, ran it through some Milled Lavender distress ink and then once it was dry, I hit it with my heat gun a few time.  CAUTION:  Do not get to close with the heat gun or the ribbon will burn very easily.

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

Crafty Ribbons - BOO-tiful Halloween Projects--Pretty Spooky
Delightful Challenges  - Make it Dimensional
Meljens Designs - Halloween
Fresh Brewed Designs - Pumpkins
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween

Images: Plumrose Lane Etsy Shop (available for sale beginning Oct. 15)
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: Cuddlebeez Scraps
Tools & Embellishments: Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Ribbon (Arton Beads), Rusty Hinge, Milled Lavender & Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger), Chalk (Mungyo), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Deckle Scissors (Fiskars)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Get Moving


This is the first Friday of the month so that means another ANYTHING GOES WITH A PHINDY IMAGE challenge at Phindy's Place. You can make any kind of card or other paper-crafted project you like as long as you feature one of Phindy's wonderful images. There are lots in the store, so if you don't have one go on over and pick one (or more) up.

Since you must use a Phindy image, you only need to link your project once this week but you have a couple of chances to win. We will choose a random winner and the Design Team will select a Card of the Week. Both winners will receive a $5 gift certificate to Phindy's store and the DT pick will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Unlike my husband and daughter, I am not a fan of exercise but I do walk every day so when I saw this image, I knew I had to make my card with it this week. This doesn't really look like me and I am always forgetting to take my music with me but I do use the time to make mental card designs.  There aren't too many people walking past where I walk, which is a good thing because I often talk to myself, especially when I get what I think will be a great idea.  I am sure if anyone heard me saying "Maybe ribbon would look good there" or "I know, I should use pink pearls on that card", they would think I was bonkers :)

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Use a Digi
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes

Image:  Fitness Day One (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: White (Staples), Blue (Recollections)
Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Chalk (Craf T Products), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow October Trash to Treasure


Today is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and it is also the first of the month so that means it is time for another TRASH TO VINTAGE TREASURE challenge. Your vintage card or other paper-crafted project must start with or include one or more items that you would normally throw away. This does not mean paper scraps in your stash but you can use them in addition to your recycled or re-purposed item. Please make sure you add a photo to your blog post of the throw-away item(s) you have used so we can see how your creativity began.


I have created an ornament for my Christmas tree and it started life as a CD for a scanner that bit the dust a few years ago. I am not sure why we kept the driver CD but I am happy now that we did so I could put it to use. Here is a close-up view of the image on the ornament.


I have a large tree that I decorate with lots of red and gold elements - balls, sparkly picks, poinsettias, etc. I made giant red bows to which I attached three long strands of beads so this ornament should fit in perfectly. If it looks as good as I think it will, I might have to make a few more since I want the tree to look loaded.

We will be choosing a random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and the Design Team will select a Card of the Week.

Our designers have been digging through their recycling bins and transformed some great items into wonderful treasures for your inspiration. To get more details and see what they used, just click on their name when you are visiting the challenge blog and you will be taken directly to their blog.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Just For Fun - Anything but a Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Inky Impressions - Punches or Dies
Die Cuttin Divas - Vintage or Shabby Chic

Image:  Christmas Bells (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Paper:  Miss Cutie Pie
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Narrow Ribbon (Michaels), Ribbon (Costco), Die (Nellie Snellen), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Roses (Wild Orchid Crafts), Braid (My Stash), Beads (My Stash), Antique Linen & Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger),

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nuts About Fall


Well, I am back from England and I had a lovely time.  We didn't go as many places this time as we usually do when we visit but did manage to spend a fabulous day at Portsmouth touring old warships, took a run to Bakewell to get my special scotch and went to London for a tour of Buckingham Palace and tea at Fortnum and Mason..  I also managed to get some craft shopping in and now just have to figure out how to keep my husband calm when he sees the bills.  It isn't as much the cost of the items but the fact that 1 British pound costs $1.62 Canadian.  That exchange rate is a killer.

On the day in London I met up with Anne Ray, who is Phindy's DT Leader and a friend of my hostess.  You would almost think the four of us had known each other for years because we got along so nicely and had such a lovely day.  Anne is a super lady and I am so glad that we got to meet.

I am exhausted with the time change and the 7 hour flight but should get back to normal by tomorrow - I hope.  I also have to work on losing the 5 pounds that I gained.

Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is to make a card or other paper-crafted project with a AUTUMN/FALL theme. I have created a card in the colours of fall and used a great Phindy image that screams fall. 

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

Crafting For All Seasons - Fall Colours
Freshly Brewed - Fall or Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Outlawz POM - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Digi Makeover - Size Matters
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's  - Fall

Image:  Thankful (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau), Brown (Recollections)
Paper:  Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Cord (My Stash), Houndstooth & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Acorn Template (Karen Hughes)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vintage Children


It is Saturday again and that means another challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we want to see VINTAGE CHILDREN. That means we want you to make a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project featuring vintage images or stamps of children.

I have chosen to use a digital stamp this week that came from Whoopsie Daisy. All the images are hand drawn in a very vintage style.

Image:  Girl at Wishing Well from Sheet 29 (Whoopsie Daisy)
Card Stock:  Bazzill
Paper:  Raspberry Road
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Craft-T), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Leaves (Gift), Punched Scallop Circle Die (Nellie Snellen), Ribbon (Fabricland), Stick Pin (My Design), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Eyelet Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Doily (Wilton)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Opposite Colours


This week our challenge to you at Phindy's Place is to use COLOURS THAT ARE OPPOSITE ON THE COLOUR WHEEL. When I searched for Colour Wheel, I found a number of graphics and all of them showed red across from green so that is what I decided to work with. It is perfect for this little cutie on his first day at school.

This is another scheduled post as I am still in England. My husband came home after one week but since I am retired I decided to stay on for another week. If everything went according to plan, yesterday my friend and I went to Buckingham Palace and then out to tea. We were going to meet up with one of her friends and Anne Ray, who is Phindy's Design Team Leader. I will provide details when I return.

Image: Ready to Go (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Kindergarten (Create with TLC), Blackboard (My Design)
Card Stock:  Red & Green (Wassau)
Papers:  Red with Green Dots (My Design), Ginghams (Recollections)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ink (Color Box). Ribbon (Michaels), Apple Button (Fabricland), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fancy Borders


It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and we want you to create a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project with FANCY BORDERS.  The borders can be around the image, on the edge of the image or on the edge of a panel.

Image:  Far Far Hill
Card Stock:  Buff & Tan (Recollections), Blue (Bazzill)
Paper:  Far Far Hill
Tools & Embellishments:  Lace (My Stash), Shell Border cut with Cricut, Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Button (My Stash), Crinoline & Tulle (Fabricland), Seafoam Paint (Folk Arts), Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Here Comes Christmas


I have another Christmas card made and a good thing too because it is creeping up and faster than I want. It is also a good thing that I made this card because that is the challenge this week at Phindy's Place - CHRISTMAS IS CREEPING UP ON US. I love these Christmas challenges at this time of year because it forces me to get moving and not procrastinate.

This is a scheduled post as my husband and I are in England visiting with our dear friends. I hope when I get back I will be able to tell you that we have had great weather but historically it has been cool and rainy.

Image: Cozy Cottage (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:   Circular Blank (Digital Delights by Louby Loo) with my computer generated sentiment added
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Blue (Recollections), Silver (DCWV)
Paper:  My Stash
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Large Snowflake Punch & Snowflake Punch Around the Page Set (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Chalk (Craft-T), Gems (Michaels), White Ink (Martha Stewart)