Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pearls & Swirls

We have a long weekend here and the weather is glorious so we will be getting the patio furniture down and moving a few perennials around. I also have my husband convinced to help go through all the clothes closets and dresser drawers and pitch everything that hasn't been worn for a few years. That means this is the weekend I finally admit that I am not as small as I used to be and will never be again. My closet will be bare at the end of this exercise so I hope he is prepared for the fact that a shopping trip is in my near future.

It's time for another challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we want you to channel your more frilly side and make vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards with PEARLS & SWIRLS.

One random winner will be chosen to receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display.  The Design Team will select their Top Pick and the creator will receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

There is more exciting Design Team news to share this week.  First, Heather Hudson is joining our team today so please welcome her and check out her blog where you will be treated to some fabulous eye candy.

Secondly Amelia Breytenbach is joining us this week as a Guest Designer.  Amelia was chosen from the March Top Picks.  You will want to visit her blog and feast your eyes on her wonderful projects.

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

Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Lace
Inky Impressions - Lace or Trim
Penny's Paper Crafty - Mom
Sisterhood of Crafters - May Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Vintage
Freshly Brewed Challenges - Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Patterned Paper, Bling)
Bearly Mine - Dies
Deep Ocean Challenge - What a Wonderful Woman
Die Cuttin Divas  - Flowers (must include die cut)
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Karen's Doodles - Something for Mom
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Mother's Day

Image:  Vintage Hat & Girl (Digi Doodle Shop)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  My Stash
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Oval Petite Scallop Nestabilities & Ironworks Accents Shababilities (Spellbinders), Rose (Wild Orchid Crafts) Other Flowers (Prima), Lace Motifs (Sussman Bridal Supply), Corner Die (Nellie Snellen), Pearl & Gem Florishes (Prima)


  1. Fab card, love all the greens. I darent go through my wardrobe and do that - there would be practically nothing left. lol...

  2. Beautiful card Cec! Love how your flower turned out (the lace piece adds such a great touch). Beautiful colors!! I am impressed that you and your hubby will be cleaning out the dressers and closet...My Hubby and I really need to do that too. Weather is nice here...we have been moving some perennials around too. Great minds think alike!
    Hugs!! Thank you for the warm welcome to the DT at SCH :0)

  3. such a pretty card Cec, love the muted colouring

  4. What a pretty card! I really love the background paper. Beautiful colors and you've really enhanced that background with your choice of embellishments. The little pearl bling really is outstanding! I love your layered flower, too! And...your vintage stamped image you've colored is done perfectly to coordinate with your card. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. This is a gorgeous card, I love the colour combination and your pretty Lace Motif.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  6. Awesome card, I love the image and details, its perfect for a special Mom.

  7. Beautiful card Cec, I like the image the colours and the flower.Thank you for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  8. Pretty and cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  9. Your card is lovely; the colors and embellishments are terrific. Nice job. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.--Pat N.

  10. Your card is Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge..

  12. Beautiful card, looks very elegant in the colors you've chosen and the image. Must be spring as we too are currently decluttering and cleaning out closets,etc.
    Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
    Donna xx

  13. Cec, gorgeous!! Love your flower with the lace behind it and what a wonderful image. Hope your weekend is productive. We have finally finished the major things in our guest room and I am now going to use some of the closet we are all cleaning out it seems.

  14. Cec, what a pretty elegant card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

  15. I love the coloring on this beautiful card!! Lovely!

  16. Such a beautiful card! I just love the vintage look! The bronze/gold is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!!

  17. This is fabulous Cec! Love your choice of colors & design. Well done! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  18. beautiful vintage card thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x

  19. Beautiful Vintage card! Love that gal!
    Thanks for playing with the Inky Team this week! :)

  20. Hi sweetie! Such a gorgeous card! Beautiful image! Thank you for joining our challenge over at Crafts and Me with this gorgeous card. Hugs...Mona

  21. wawww it is beautiful

    10000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring.


  22. Oh, such at pretty card. Love the vintagelady :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Card and Scrap :)

  23. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and SCrap:)

  24. This is beautiful! I love the color combination and the vintage feel of the card. Gorgeous

    Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
    Heather D.


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