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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ruffled Flower Card


Welcome to Sugar Creek Hollow and another Sensational Saturday.  This week we are challenging you to make SHAPED CARDS.  Now everyone will tell you a square or a rectangle is a shape and they are correct but we want you to stretch your creativity and to try making cards in lots of other shapes.  We want to remind you that we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired challenge blog so lets see your shaped cards in one of those styles.  And one other reminder - our challenges go live on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST so please do not link to a post prior to that day and time.

This week we have a wonderful sponsor, "priscillastyles" Store.  The random winner will receive $10 worth of digis of their choice from "priscillastyles" Store and a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display on her blog.


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

The Design Team has created some wonderful cards for your inspiration using images from "priscillastyles" Store. I have used the floral bicycle, which can be found in the store here.

For my shape, I used a flower image from the Mother's Bouquet cartridge from Cricut and created a card from it using Design Studio.

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

AI Factory - Pretty in Pick
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Outlawz - POM - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Blossoms and Blooms
Sassy Studio Designs - Pearls & Lace
Southern Girls - Lace & Pearls

Image: Floral Bicycle ("priscillastyles" Store)
Card Stock: Pinks (Recollections)
Paper: Thursday Break (Coreen Silke for Raspberry Road)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger), Pearl Stickers (Recollection), Pearl Strand (Michaels), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Petite Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lace (My Stash), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Living is Easy


The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is called SUMMER LIVING and I think this little cutie says just that.  Take a look at all the great images in Phindy's store that have a summer theme, pick one of two up and let's see what you can create.

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

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons  - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Stripes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Color My World
Lexis Creations - Spots and/or Stripes

Image: Catch Anything (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers: Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Orange and Gold with Squares (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Cord (Dollarama), Eyelets (Making Memories)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tag Card


The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to USE A TAG ON YOUR CARD.  This is my last card as a designer for Delightful Challenges as I am stepping down from the design team.  I want to thank Wendy Hall for the wonderful opportunity and her lovely friendship.  Thanks also to the rest of the team for their friendship and I plan to continue lurking around their blogs to see what they are up to and I hope they will visit here once in a while.

The sponsor this week is our own Digital Delights by Louby Loo with a $10 gift certificate to the store.


I had fun making this card and tried something different.  The tag is hand cut from a piece of plain blue card stock.  Then I sponged a couple of distress inks randomly over it and spritzed it with water.  The result was this cool mottled look, which really came alive when I embossed it.

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

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
Paper Sundaes - Pop It Up
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything Goes

Image: Toadstool Bug from Lil Bug Set (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: Blue & Orange (Recollections)
Papers: Orange with Yellow Dot (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Leaf (Recollections)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Orange Ribbon (Fabricland), Blue Ribbon (Mokuba), Eyelet (Making Memories), Weathered Wood & Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger), Forest Branches Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Krafty Golfer


The challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's is to colour your image on kraft card stock. I have wanted to try this for a long time but was afraid the ink would smear. I was wrong, the ink does not smear but I need to spend more time playing with the colours. I use Prismacolors and they turned out much darker than they normally do when I colour on white card stock. I had fun with it though so I will practice and hope for a better result the next time.

This will make a great birthday card for my Son-in-Law so I have included a birthday verse inside. He may be a bit annoyed with the theme though because ever since he started his BBQ business, he is so busy in the summer that he has only golfed once a year if that.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Get Krafty
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Challenge Yourself
Kaboodle Doodles - Distress, Rip, Tear, Crumple
Stamps R Us - Use a Digi
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Use a Digi

Image: Sassy Boy Golfer (Sassy Cheryl)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: Kraft & Red (Recollections), Cream (Wassau)
Papers: My Scrap Stash
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors and Koh-i-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Button (Dress it Up), Ribbon (Offray), Deckle Scissors (Fiskars), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vintage Chef


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week our challenge to you is to create a MASCULINE card or other paper crafted project.  Father's Day is only a month away so that could be the theme of your vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired item.  Of course, there are lots of other reasons to make something masculine because birthday cards are always in demand and this time of year graduation cards may also be required. So pull out your retro images, papers and embellishments and let's see what you come up with.

This week our random winner will receive a badge to display on her blog and a digi of our choice.  The Design Team will also choose a Card (or project) of the Week and the creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

All of the designers have created some wonderful masculine projects for your inspiration.  To get more details, just click on their name to be taken directly to their blog.

Last week the Design Team reviewed all the April Cards of the Week and chose Heide D. to join us as a Guest Designer this week so please give her a warm welcome.

I found this fun image online and thought it would make a great Father's Day card, especially for my Son-in-Law who owns a BBQ food manufacturing business and restaurant. He makes smoked ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket and sauces and rubs. He is always developing new recipes and whenever he cooks for us, we eat very, very well.

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

4 Crafty Chicks - Brads
Pixie Dust Studio - Vintage
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Boys/Men
Creative Craft Challenges - Distressed/Vintage

Image: Create with TLC
Sentiment: My Design
Card Stock: Cream (Wassau), Red (Recollections)
Papers: Gingham (Flour Sack Paper Kit from Raspberry Road), BBQ (Create with TLC)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Scallop Blade (Fiskars Trimmer), Brads (Dollar Store), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Star Border (cut with Cricut), Corrugated Cardboard (My Stash)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Christmas in May


The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is one of my favourites - CHRISTMAS IN MAY. I love it because it gives me a great reason to get started on my Christmas cards well in advance. I am sure you will feel the same way.

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

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes

Image: Spread the Cheer (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: Red & Green (Wassau), Gold (Recollections)
Papers:  Plaid (My Stash), Polka Dot (Molly & Max)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Michaels), Chalk (Mungyo), Gems (Michaels), Yellow Stickles (Ranger), Poinsettia Creatables (Marianne Designs)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's Time to Grill


This week the challenge at Delightful Challenges is to do some MASKING.  It is also new release day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and the new release is all about summer grilling.  There are a couple of character images along with a cooking set, BBQ accessories, some great sentiments and even a dog just waiting for something to be dropped on the ground.

I had never done any masking but once I saw a tutorial using GIMP, I figured out how to do it in Photoshop and it was quite easy. 

This week our sponsor is Crafty Emma's Store and the prize for the random winner is a £10 gift certificate to her online store.


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

Cards for Men - Card for Guy & Someone Special
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Use Old Supplies (The papers came from a box of old bits and pieces)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Boys/Men
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes

Images: Grilling George, BBQ Accessories, BBQ Dog, BBQ Cooking Set, Grillin & Chillin Sentiment Set (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: Cream (Wassau), Red & Black (Recollections)
Papers: My Stash
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Craf-T-Products), Yellow & Orange Stickles (Ranger), Ribbon (Michaels), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pretty Pansies


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week the challenge is a 3-2-1 RECIPE:

3 Designer or Patterned Papers
2 Die Cuts
1 Charm

This week we have a wonderful sponsor, Shelly's Images, who is going to provide the random winner with 3 digis of her choice.  Check out her store for lots of great images.


The Design Team have all been provided with one of Shelly's images to create with and I was given this boot full of pansies.  It is finally spring and I see lots of pansies in the gardens on my walk.  I love flowers and these are so pretty.

Image:  Pansy Boot (Shelly's Images)
Sentiment:  Quote by George Chapman
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  Cuddlebeez Scraps
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Button (Dollar Store), Crochet Flower (My Design), Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Chalk (Mungyo), Scalloped Rectangle & Rectangle Shaplie (Penny Duncan), Cricut

Friday, May 13, 2011

One Image, Two Cards

This week the challenge at Phindy's Place is to take one image and create two cards with it.  This is a perfect opportunity to get extra use out of a stamp and the results can be be so different so I hope you will try it.

I had this post all ready to go yesterday when Blogger decided to go AWOL and when it finally showed up a while ago, it didn't bother giving me back the posts I prepared yesterday.  Their status page said they had temporarily taken the posts down and were in the process of restoring them but mine are gone so it wasn't temporary.  Not funny guys - I spent two hours creating all the posts.

I usually try to enter my cards in other challenges but since lots of challenge blog posts are gone, I am not going to this week.  

Card 1


I tried something a little different with this one and paper pieced her dress and the wee bows on her shoes digitally.  Phindy doesn't always close lines so once I figured out that I need to put a temporary bridge in before I filled it with the patterned paper, it was easy and lots of fun.

Image:  Budding Beauty (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Sungarden Kit by Colleen Silke (Raspberry Road)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Ribbon (Michaels), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Chalk (Mungyo), Ink (Color Box)

Card 2


Image:  Budding Beauty (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  GCD Studio Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Doily (Wilton), Cotton Candy & Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Chalk (Mungyo), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pearl Sprays (Excelsior Wholesale), Lace (My Stash), Pearl Stickers (Recollection), Butterfly Punch and Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Treat Bag


The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to use flowers.  I probably should not admit this but I had this bag all done and then rechecked the challenge only to discover that I was to use flowers so their placement is not quite what I would have done if I had read the challenge properly to begin with.  Let's just chalk it up to a senior moment.  I also intended to fill the bag with cookies, which is why I chose the image but at the last moment, I decided I needed to have homemade cookies in the house like a hole in the head so I filled it with the mini Smarties boxes that my husband had stashed in the cupboard.  Fortunately, I can't eat chocolate so it is no hardship for me to give them up but he may have something to say about it.

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe and the bag I made is from a template you will find in her store.  It comes with a variety of cutting options and I just used the .pdf version and hand cut my bag.  The prize for the random winner is any 3 sets from their store.


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

Craft Your Passion - Checks, Plaids or Gingham
Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Gingham & Roses
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Buttons & Bows
Stamp 'n' Doodle  - Thank You
Tuesday Throwdown  - Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly - Punches or Die Cuts

Images: Baking Bear Set, Ticket Sentiment Set (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Special Techniques: Bag Template (The Cutting Cafe)
Card Stock: Kraft & Blue (Recollections)
Papers: Gingham (Recollections)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Ribbon (Michaels), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tiny Buttons (Dress it Up), Other Button (Dollar Store)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May Sketch at Sugar Creek Hollow


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have a sketch to challenge you with this week and a few changes.


The changes are simple - we are going back to our roots and we want you to show us vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired cards or other paper crafted projects following the challenge theme for each week. If these aren't your styles, then this is the challenge blog for you because you will be able to get wonderful inspiration and stretch your creative repertoire. That is what a challenge means - trying something outside your comfort zone.

We are really excited to announce that some of our challenges are going to be sponsored but even though the Sugar Creek Hollow store is closed, Tracy will still offer a digi of her choice to the random winner when there is no sponsor. She will also offer a freebie once in a while so you need to check the challenge blog often.

We have reduced the size of the Design Team but will round it out with Guest Designers. We will continue to choose a top pick each week and then select a Guest Designer each month from that group. From time to time we will feature an invited Guest Designer.

My card this week isn't quite as vintage as I would have wanted but I do like it. I wish my Mother was still alive because I would have sent it to her for Mother's Day and I know she would have been pleased to receive it. Of course, since her favourite colour was blue, I know she would have liked it more if I had used that colour :) Did I ever tell you about her blue glass collection?  There were 800 pieces in all but perhaps that will be a story for another time.

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

Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - Mother's Day or Lots of Flowers
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon and Lace
Get Hippity with Ippity - Flowers
Bling It On - Inspiration Photo
Dream Valley Challenges - Flowers
Raise the Bar  - Flower Power

Image: Fresh Florals (Vintage Digitized by Create with TLC)
Card Stock: Cream (Staples)
Papers: Basic Grey
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Swiss Dots and Victoria Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Pearl Stickers (Jolee), Chalk (Mungyo), Flower (Wild Orchid Crafts), Dark Green Leaves (Excelsior Wholesale), Light Green Leaves (Gift from an SCH team mate), Lace woven with ribbon (Gift from another SCH team mate), Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Don't Cross Me

The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is EMBOSSING. You can do dry embossing as I have or heat embossing - the choice is yours.  There are two prizes to be won - a random winner and a Card of the Week as chosen by the Design Team.  I hope you will create something with embossing and show it to us.

This wee babbie looked like a little toughie to me so I thought this sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC would be perfect for the image.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Flourishes - For a child 13 & younger
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts - One for the Boys
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Masculine
Sparkles Forum - Anything Goes

Image: Bubble Gum (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: Recollections
Papers: Gingham (Recollections), Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Buttons (Dollar Store), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Super Mom


The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to make a card for Mother's Day. When I saw this image, I thought about every Mother and how we are all Super Moms.

The sponsor of the challenge this week is Simon Says Stamp who are providing a $20 gift certificate to their store as the prize for the random winner.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Stamp Friends - Mother's Day
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Crafty Hos' Challenge - Celebrate Strong Influential Women (WWII was won with the help of Riveting Rosies)
Creative Inspirations  - Use a Digi
I Did It Creations - Mother's Day
2 Sisters - For a Mom
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's - Mother's Day

Images: Riveting Rosie, Ticket Sentiment Set (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: Kraft & Pink (Recollections)
Papers: Floral Stripe (Provo Craft), Text Paper (My Design using word art from Create with TLC), Orange & Pink (DCWV)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Ribbon (Michaels), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Chalk (Mungyo)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Great Outdoors

I know I have been missing all week but those wonderful, sweet little snotty grandchildren of ours gave both my husband and me horrendous colds and I had absolutely no energy to craft.  I wish I could say that I am totally back to normal but the cold is hanging on.  I have improved enough to start crafting again.

The challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's is called the Great Outdoors and Krafty Karen has a 100 Followers challenge where she wants you to create a card inspired by something you made previously. So, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and go with a Sassy Cheryl card.

This is the new card that I made:


This card that I made last fall is the one that I used for my inspiration:

I switched up the seasons, used the same image, roughly followed the original layout and did the distressing so now I have two cards I really like.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - The Great Outdoors
Krafty Karens  - Be Inspired by Your Most Favourite Creation
Digi Doddle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps - Use An Animal
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges POM - Anything Goes

Image:  Butterfly Bunny (Sassy Cheryl)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Green (Recollections), Purple & Green Metallic (DCWV)
Papers:  Floral (Wild Rose Studio), Gingham (American Traditional Designs), Butterfly (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections)