Saturday, July 23, 2011

Let's Play Tag

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  I hope you are enjoying your summer so far and are managing in the oppressive heat happening in many parts of the United States and Canada.  For those of you in other areas that are not so hot, can I come for a visit to get some relief?  Thursday, we had a humidex of 48C or 106F.  Thank heaven for central air conditioning and for an air conditioned car.

This week our challenge to you is TAGS.  You can create a single tag or put a tag on your card or other paper crafted creation. Don't forget we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge blog and would ask that your project be in one of those styles.

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

Our designers have created some lovely tags for your inspiration and if you want to check out the details, just click on their names and you will be taken directly to their blogs.

I did some playing in Photoshop to create the pram in the background.  I found a photo of the pram (sorry, I can't remember where) and then I chopped it out of the background, which was more work than I expected because I had all sorts of stray bits to erase.  I changed the colour and I found some grunge brushes online and  made it look scratched and sort of like a vintage stamp.  It was fun to do but when you don't have a clue as to what you are doing, it can be time-consuming.  Finally I printed it directly onto the floral paper.

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

Paper Play Challenges - Ribbon, Lace, Buttons
ABC Challenge - "Y" is for Yesterday
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Create a Tag
Bearly Mine - Tag, You're It
Ooh La La Creations - Tag It

Image:  Baby (The Graphics Fairy)
Card Stock:  Pale Pink and Dark Pink (Recollections)
Papers:  Pale Pink Floral (Coreen Silke from Computer, Bright Pink Floral/Pink (Basic Grey), Vellum (Curry's Art Store)
Tools & Embellishments:  Lace (My Stash), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Narrow White Ribbon (My Stash),Pink Crinkly Ribbon (Gift), Button (My Stash), Flower Dies and Circle Die (Nellie Snellen), Corners (Cut with Cricut)


  1. Cec, this is just stunning! I love the pram ( I can't imagine all the work you did sorting this out in PS!) and the baby image is so adorable. Great vintage tag!

  2. Just a super lovely card. That baby's face is just an eye catcher in itself. Love the pretty pink tones you have used on this adorable baby card. Hope you are feeling better today.

  3. A really beautiful card.Love the Shabby chic card and tag and the way you framed the baby .
    you can join us here to escape the heat we are having a warmish winter.
    thanks for joining the challenge at Ooh-La-La.
    Will be back to join one of your challenges soon as i am going through a vintage ..shabby chic stage which might last forever.

  4. Wow, my friend, what a beautiful card! I love the buggy and the sweet baby image is just perfection. Gorgeous job on this week's challenge, but that is nothing new. Hope you are feeling much better.

  5. this is beautiful, I love your card, thanks for joining us at OLLCB

  6. this is gorgeous hun!!
    Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Challenges this time hope to see you next time too!!

  7. Gorgeous card, love the pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

  8. Oooohhhhh....this i sooooo gorgeous! Love the design and colours. Fab job, hun. Hugs...Mona

  9. This is gorgeous! I love the intricate corners and your beautiful handmade flower.

  10. Beautiful card, adorable tag and image... Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this time, good luck, hugs J x


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