Saturday, April 14, 2012

Country Gal

It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week we want you to make vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards with DIE CUTS OR PUNCHES. You can use one or the other or even both, if you wish.

This week we are pleased to welcome a new sponsor, Sassy Cheryl who will be providing one random winner with a $5 gift certificate to her store.

I love Sassy Cheryl's images and was anxious to play with this one called Country Gal but was saddened to discover that it had been retired. Cheryl is a wonderful gal and has agreed to re-activate it just for one week during the challenge so if you want to play with her too, pop over to Sassy Cheryl's store and snag her while you can.  You can find her here.

My card has a bit of a split personality this week and can't decide if it is vintage or primitive but I think the more primitive inspired papers and the twill tape suits her.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Charms
Sweet Stamps - Vintage or Shabby Chic
The Stamping Boutique - Distressing
Top Tip Tuesday - Spotty Dotty
Crafty Purple Frog - Let's Get Distressed
Crop Stop - Bows and Buttons
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Buttons & Bows
Pixie Dust Studio - Ribbon
Fairy Fun Fridays  - Anything Goes

Image: Country Gal (Sassy Cheryl's)
Card Stock: Recollection
Papers: Plaid & Blue (Raspberry Road - online freebie), Red with White Dot (Molly & Max - online freebie)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Twill Tape (My Sewing Basket), Tea for Dyeing the Twill Tape, Ribbon (Michaels), Charm (Making Memories), Doily Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Buttons (Dress it Up)


  1. Beautiful card with pretty papers and lovely colouring....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Adorable the colors and dp....nailed Vintage cute (-:
    Love it!

  3. LOVE the plaid!! Love the punchwork and twill...all my favorite colors, great distressing and adorable coloring of the image.
    Hugs!! What a fun challenge!

  4. Gorgeous card and I can see why you love that image, so cute....

  5. just loving your background paper complements your image which is so lovely

  6. Beautifully done, love the feel. The twill fits perfectly! Good luck at TSB Distress Challenge!

    Debbie - TSB DT

  7. Beautiful card! Great papers and details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Bows and Buttons Challenge.

  8. Just perfect...she is a cutie! Your papers are fantastic and love your LO. This is such a fun challenge this week and I am sure we will have lots joining in. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  9. such a sweetie Cec, gorgeous card and image
    thanks for joining our challenge over at the stamping boutique
    TSB DT

  10. Love the papers and the gorgeous image.

    Thanks for joining us this weeks at Diva's


  11. It does have a little of a split personality, doesn't it. I can't decide either. . . .but it's STUNNING and GORGEOUS! I do know that!
    Love it Cec. Thanks for having me as the sponsor this week.
    So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

  12. Cec, this is lovely and defintitely has a vintage fill to it.Need to get in on this one.

  13. Fabulous card! Thank you for playing along at The Crafty Purple Frog! Good Luck xx

  14. Super little card I love that check paper
    Thanks for playing along with the Diva’s this week with your ‘Charming’ make and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  15. A lovely card. I really like the blue & red combo. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.

  16. Great color combo, love the dies you used, fantastic design too! Thanks for joining us at and good luck in the challenge!

  17. Such a great combination of elements. So pretty. Thanks for joining our challenge at Sweet Stamps this week.

  18. Cec, LOVE this! She is perfect for the Shabby Chic/primitive look. Your colors are wonderful, and you're right, the twill tape is perfect.
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  19. Lovely papers with the beautiful image. :)

    allied health

  20. hi hun,
    many thanks for popping by at dutch dare for our buttons and bows challenge, your card is gorge, however we have a strict rule of not combining over 8 challenges so unfortunately we cannot add you to the draw, but never the less its a beautiful card, hope to see you with us again soon, hugs sandra xxx

  21. what a great card! Thanks for sharing it with us on the CropStop Challenge! :)

    I think I have some of those metal flower charms in my stash...must needs go find them and USE them! ;)

  22. Lovely card love the punched spotty border too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)


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