Saturday, November 12, 2011

Primitive Christmas

It is Saturday and that means a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have an easy one this week because it's all about STRIPES AND SPOTS. We want to see both on your beautiful vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

As if two prizes aren't enough, don't forget that we have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.  Just follow the challenge theme and the rules on the sidebar to submit up to 3 entries each week. 

Our Design Team have created some fabulous projects this week that will be sure to inspire you.  Joining them is our Guest Designer, AUDHILD, who was chosen from the September Cards of the Week. To get details of any of their projects just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

I took a stab at making a primitive card this week and I hope you like the result.  The image and the papers were freebies that I discovered online and the wonderful birch strip is one of my finds at a florist wholesale shop in England.  The burlap came from my sewing cabinet but don't ask me why I had it.  I love the non-traditional colours - Christmas can be orange and brown - although when it comes to my tree decorations and other decor, they are as traditional as can be with lots of red and gold.

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

Meljens Designs - Orange and/or Brown
Paper Pretties - Buttons
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes (must include a digi)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes

Image:  Beccy's Place
Card Stock:  Kraft (Recollections)
Papers:  Cuddlebeez
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Birch Tape (Excelsior Wholesale), Burlap, Button & Cord (My Stash), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)


  1. Good morning Cec, I like an orange and brown Christmas...this is such a great image you've found and that bark is my favorite part. It really adds to your card. Lovely work! Enjoy your day.

  2. Just gorgeous Cec! I love that primitive snowman, the burlap and that marvelous birch wood.

  3. What a sweet Christmas card. I love the non-traditional colors! The burlap bow is perfect with the country feel of the card.

  4. The image is just adorable, very cute:-) And I love how you have used a button on your bow, like the ones on the cute snowman. Liked the colours too!

  5. Lovely none Christmasy colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. Fantastic vintage snowman with the shabby chic DP's. Your color choices are amazing and that burlap bow...WOW!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
    Lisa xx

  7. Cec,
    What an adorable snowman! Love the soft colors and your dots and strips are perfect.

  8. Great card! Love the burlap with that image! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  9. So sweet! I love the burlap bow!

    Thank you for joining our Orange and/or Brown challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

    ** Check out my blog candy **

  10. I love the primitive look of this card, Cec! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs!  Hope to see you again soon!

    ~ Di, Meljen's Senior DT Member


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