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Monday, August 29, 2011

A Sassy Bear


This week the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is to use Lavender, Green and White and I decided to play along because I love this colour combination.

This card was made for Sassy Cheryl to send to a special young man who was paralyzed in a diving accident recently.  My thoughts and prayers go to him and his family as he progresses through a lengthy period of rehabilitation so I thought this little bear might bring some cheer.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Lavender, Green & White
Jellypark Challenges - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Image: This was a freebie for the PCP group but there are many wonderful stamps available at Sassy Cheryl's
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Lavender & Purple (Recollections), Green (Bazzill)
Paper: Cuttlebeez
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Button (Dress it Up), Floss (My Stash), Ribbon (Michaels), Petite Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Loopy Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Making it Masculine


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week our challenge to you is to MAKE IT MASCULINE.

Cards for the men in your life are always needed so now is the time to make a vintage, shabby chic or primitive creation that you can be sure they will appreciate.

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

Our designers have created some great masculine cards for your inspiration. For details on each card just click on the designer's name and you will be taken to their blog.

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

Delightful Challenges - Must use digital paper
Top Tip Tuesday - Tipper Week and Masculine Card

(Tip:  Cut the posts off a brad with a pair of side cutters and attach to card with a glue dot so there is no lump underneath and the paper or card stock it is affixed to will lie flat.)

Image: Horse Racing (Collectors Prints)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Blue (Recollections), Rust (My Stash)
Papers:  Leather Look (Curry's Art Store), Check (Cuddlebeez Digital), Plaid (Raspberry Road Digital)
Tools & Embellishments: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Brad (Dollarama)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Home Made Embellishments


Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is HOME MADE EMBELLISHMENTS. I've often made my own flowers so I wanted to do something them a little differently this time. I have had my eye on these rosettes and decided to give them a try.  When I got started, I realized just how easy it was so I expect I will be making more.

Phindy generously offers a couple of prizes - a $5 gift certificate to her store to a random winner and the winner of Card of the Week as chosen by the Design Team will also receive a $5 gift certificate along with a chance to be a Guest Designer. You don't have to use a Phindy image to enter but if you do, you can enter twice so I hope you will pop over to her store and pick a stamp or two that you can create with.

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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flower Power
Creative Card Crew - Hand Made Flowers

Image: Quiet Garden (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Purples (Recollections), White (Staples)
Paper:  Polka Dot (Making Memories), Flower (DCWV)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo),  Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Plastic Flower Bead (Michaels)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Buttons & Bows at Sugar Creek Hollow


Welcome back for another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week our challenge to you is to create your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card featuring BUTTONS & BOWS.  You must use both on your project and you must create in a vintage style.


This week we are pleased to welcome a new sponsor - The Stamping Boutique. Check out the store for some absolutely fabulous images.

The Stamping Boutique will be generously providing our random winner with 3 Digi's & 1 Digi Paper Pack.  What a fabulous prize!  We will also give the random winner a badge to display on her blog.

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

Each member of the design team has used an image from our sponsor to create their inspiration for you. To check out the details, just click on their name and you will be taken right to their blog. Then dig out those bits of ribbon and that bag of old buttons that you have in your stash and let's see what wonderful creations you can come up with.

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

365 cards - Vintage plus Pink
Crafty Sentiments - No Sentiment
Try it on Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Image: Apron (The Stamping Boutique)
Card Stock: Pink & Purple (Recollections)
Paper: Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Organza Ribbon (Michaels), Satin Ribbon (My Stash), Buttons (My Stash), Gems (Michaels), Corner Die (Nellie Snellen), Scroll Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Textile Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, August 19, 2011

A New Something


This week the challenge at Phindy's Place is to create a card or other paper-crafted project celebrating A NEW SOMETHING. You could celebrate a new job, a new house or a new friend to name a few. I decided to celebrate a new baby with my card.

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

Art Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Use More Than 1 Die
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious Challenges - Lace it Up
Anything Goes Challenge - Happy Birthday/Celebration

Image: Something New (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Cream (Wassau), Brown & Pink (Recollections)
Paper: Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Lace (My Stash), Rose (Wild Orchid Crafts), Eyelet Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Fancy Tags Die, Labels 10 Nestabilities and Petite Oval Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vintage Christmas at Sugar Creek Hollow


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  We know it is August and it has been so hot in so many areas but it is time to cool things down and think Christmas.  This week our challenge to you is to make a VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD.

We want you to put away your cute images and find a vintage Christmas image in your craft room or online.  For this challenge you also need to get out your most vintage papers and embellishments.  There are lots of freebies available online so use your favorite search engine and you will find lots of options.  If you are in the need of some retail therapy, there are also a number of wonderful vintage products in the craft stores now.

Vintage doesn't necessarily mean overly embellished especially since you want to be able to afford the postage to mail your creation but you do want to make it look old so this is the time to think inks, distressing, lace, antique buttons, etc. - oh my what endless possibilities.

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

Our designers pulled out all the stops to create vintage Christmas cards for your inspiration.  For details on each card just click on the designer's name and you will be taken to their blog.

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

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Merry Christmas on front
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas

Image:  Free Trinkets and Treasures
Card Stock:  Green (Bazzill), Red (My Stash)
Papers:  Red/White Dot and Red Damask (Summertime Designs), Green with White Spots (Lasting Impressions), Green and Green Mottled (My Stash), Red Circles (Basic Grey)
Tools & Embellishments:  Victorian Scissors (Fiskars), Ribbons (Fabricland), Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Small Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vintage for Phindy's Place


Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is to create a card or other paper-crafted project with a VINTAGE LOOK.  Since I love creating in a vintage style, this challenge is right up my alley.

I have used one of Phindy's new basic stamps from the Two Seven Oh collection called Spools to create my vintage look.  The pattern cover front and back came from an online site that sells vintage patterns and the background is not paper but fabric from my stash.  The sentiment is one of Paulette's from Create with TLC.

Image:  Spools (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Fabric (My Stash), Vogue Pattern Covers (Sew Retro Vintage Patterns at Main Street Mall Online) Chalk (Mungyo), Circle Die (Nellie Snellen), Ribbon (White Rose), Round Buttons (Dress it Up), Scissors Button (Fabricland), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Naturally Neutral


Welcome to Saturday and another sensational one at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week our challenge is all about NEUTRALS.  We want you to create a vintage, primitive or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project in neutral colors, preferably off-white, kraft or gray.  You may use a bit of color in your vintage style image but nowhere else on your creation.

This should be a very easy challenge because there are so many gorgeous neutral papers and embellishments available online and in the craft stores now and the best part is that so many of them are of a vintage style.

We will give one random winner a digi of our choice and a badge to display.  In addition the Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Our designers have created some wonderful inspiration for you and if you would like to see the details, just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

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

Sassy Studio Designs - Use a sentiment on the front
Anything Goes Challenge - Flowers
Digital Tuesday - Doilies (must use digital image)

Image:  Floral Tag (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Kraft (Recollections), Cream (Wassau)
Paper:  Far Far Hill
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Brad (Gartner), Large and Medium Flower (Recollections), Rose (Wild Orchid Crafts). Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Doily (Wilton)

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Phabulous Phindy Phriday


It is the first Friday of the month and that means another Phabulous Phindy Phriday at Phindy's Friday Challenges so our challenge is ANYTHING GOES WITH A PHINDY IMAGE. You can make a card or any other paper crafted project in any style you wish but your project must feature an image from Phindy's Place. Since only Phindy images are permitted this week, you just have to enter your creation once.

I know the temps are still really high throughout much of Canada and the US so that is all the more reason to stay cool indoors and craft. I just went one step cooler and made a Christmas card. I think the tally is now 6 down, 40 something to go. Boy, I sure better get a move on it because Christmas is going to roll around a lot faster than I want it to.

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

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas in August
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Christmas Card

Image:  Deck the Halls (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Buff & Burgundy (Recollections), Green (My Stash)
Paper:  Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gatrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Open Scalloped Circle Die (Nellie Snellen), Mini Scallop Scissors (Fiskars), Liquid Applique (Marvy Uchida)