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)


  1. I love your card and I bet your Mom would have too, even though it isn't blue. Looking forward to your story....I really like the laciness of your background frame. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. This is very pretty Cec. I love the colors and the papers you've chosen here. That border punch on the background panel is a perfect way to draw your eye to the perfectly colored image. Beautiful. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Oh my...I love this paper flower you have used. Just the perfect compliment to an already lovely card. Hope you have a happy Mother's Day Weekend!

  4. Beautiful Card! I love the colors and your layout is awesome! I love sketch challenges also! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

  5. Oh wow Cec, this is truly gorgeous! I love your decorative elements and the awesome image you are showcasing! Perfectly stunning!!

  6. This is a floral delight! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  7. Cec, Your flowers are just so lovely, the pop off the card. Love the punched you used, and matching flower.

  8. Just gorgeous Cec! I love your border with that scrumptious lace and the flower really stands out against the cream - very striking!

  9. Beautiful card, gorgeous colours, thanks for joining us at DTc this week, Karenx

  10. WOW this is amazing, what a stunning card, thanks for sharing and joining in on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoox

  11. What gorgeosu flowers thanks for sharing at crafty sents and Divas this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  12. This is beautiful. I love the image and you did a great job on the colors. Thanks for playing along on For fun.

  13. What a beautiful card...the lovely image, embossing and embelllies are a wonderful combo.

  14. Well I think its simply lovely! All the details are fab! Thanks for playing along with Divas' first challenge!

  15. Very pretty, classic vintage. Thanks for playing at For Fun Challenges.

  16. Gorjuss flowers hun, thanks for joining us at bling it on.
    Shell xx


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