Saturday, June 4, 2011

Paper Flowers, Vintage Lace & Bling

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week our challenge is all about embellishments - HAND MADE PAPER FLOWERS, VINTAGE LACE & BLING.

We want you to use all of these embellishments on your card or other paper-crafted creation. If you don't have truly vintage lace, just use something that has the appearance of being old. Don't forget that our challenges are for your vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired projects.  So rummage through your craft stash and challenge yourself to try your hand at one of these styles using the theme for this week.  We can't wait for you to show us what you come up with.

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

As they always do, our Design Team has created some gorgeous cards for your inspiration. So check out the challenge blog and if you want to get the details, just click on their name and you will be taken right to their blog.

I am not sure if the lace on my card is truly vintage but I do know that it is old and special. My dear Mother passed away 18 1/2 years ago and when I cleaned out her house I found a bag with lace in it and this piece is from the bag. I have no idea of where it came from or how old it is but I figure even 18 1/2 years makes it old.

The little medallion is special too because it came from the stash of my husband's elderly Aunt who passed away a couple of years ago. The book page that I made the hearts from is actually a scan from Vol. 1 of an eight volume set called Character Sketches, which was published in 1892. I didn't have the courage to take the page out of the book so I scanned it and then made it look as old as it really is.

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

AI Factory - Distressing
Crafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Metal Embellishment
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Paper Creation Ink - Ribbon or Lace
ABC-challenge - 3 Types of Embellishments (Flower, Bling, Metal)
Bearly Mine - Die Cuts & Lace

Image: Fall Fashions Ad (The Graphics Fairy)
Card Stock: Tan & Burgandy (Recollections), Teal (My Stash)
Papers: Teal Rose (K and Company), Book page (Scan from Character Sketches pub. 1892)
Tools & Embellishments: Lace (My Mother's Stash), Medallion (My DH's Aunt's Stash), Metal Brad (Dollarama), Pearl-Ex, Gum Arabic, Bling (Gift from SCH Design Team Member), Heart Shapes (.svg files designed by me), Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge (Cricut), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Fancy Tags Die (Spellbinders)


  1. Wonderful card! I just love the flower and your medallion. So pretty.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous.You've coordinated everything perfectly with the picture.Just love all the details,especially the flower.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  3. What a wonderful card Cec and thank you for joining PCI's challenge. Love what you did. I look forward to seeing more of your work

  4. Love the vintage card, all of the old looking stuff is nice
    All things Paper, Create...Learn....Share

  5. What a fabulous vintage card Cec! I just love the image, all the gorgeous embellies and that gorgeous flower!

  6. What a wonderfully sentimental card....I wouldn't be able to give this away. I love the metal piece and to think of your Mom's lace is so touching. I love the image...been looking at some of the vintage sites and I want to use it all, lol. This is one lovely card, tfs.

  7. Oh my goodness Cec, this is beyond stunning. I'm just picking my jaw up from off the floor. I adore every little detail. Thank you so much for sharing and joining in this weeks ABC Challenge.
    Hugs Jackie

  8. This is a beautiful vintagey card and that lace is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet stamps this round!


  9. Such stunning card. Wonderful card, great image. Thanks for playing with us over at Bearly Mine Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  10. Your card is beautiful!
    Beautiful colours and details:) Lovely image.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  11. gorgeous vintage card Cec, love it
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week


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