Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Days

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called SUMMER DAYS and we want you to make a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card that describes what summer means to you.

I think summer is all about beautiful flowers but I can't grow them so I admire the flowers in my neighbourhood.  This week the heat has been so oppressive in so many places that even the gorgeous flowers are struggling.  Fortunately we didn't lose power like so many in areas of the United States did but I recall a number of years ago when we lost power for 3 days in the August heat.  Thank goodness we have a basement because I lived down there with my flashlight and a couple of books.

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

Our Craft Lounge - Die Cuts
Totally Papercrafts - Here Comes Summer
Papercraft Star - Embossing
It's All About The Vintage - Anything Vintage Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Summer
Shelly's Images - Use Text/Sentiment
Cooking It Up With Katie - Sunny, Lace, Flower
Fresh Brewed Designs - Summertime

Image:  Lisa's Creative Designs
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Blue (Bazzill), Yellow (Recollections)
Paper:  Raspberry Road
Tools & Embellishments:  Lace (Sussman's Bridal Supply), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Flower (Dollarama), Pearl Sprays (My Stash), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Corner Punch (Fiskars), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Chalk (Mungyo), Ironwork Accents Die (Spellbinders)


  1. Love it! Your flowers are wonderful!

  2. Lovely card, Cec. Love the sentiment. Elizabeth x

  3. Gorgeous, I love the flowers, the bloom looks so realistic, I could just imagine its perfume.
    Yvonne x

  4. Gorgeous card Cec, so many beautiful details. Love it!
    Caz x

  5. Hi Cec!
    What a wonderful and beautiful card! Just love all the details! Such pretty flowers! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  6. Hi Cec, What a beautiful card. I love the main image and all of the truly beautiful design details you have added.
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Totally Paper Crafts this week.

  7. This is FABULOUS Cec! I love all the details! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT THE TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  8. I always love seeing just a bitty bit of embossing on a card, it adds so much richness. What a lovely, and homey piece of work !! We were so happy you joined us last week at Papercraft Star, celebrating our 2nd anniversary !!

  9. Stunning, I love the petite floral bg paper you used and the garden catalog image you used is so pretty. We lost power last Sunday for about 9 hours and we were thinking of the basement as well.

  10. Great creation, thanks for p,ahi g with Cooking it up

  11. This is lovely, so full of sunshiny colours, and fabulous flowers!
    Alison x

  12. Flowers don't survive at my house either... unless they're weeds! LOL Love the seed catalogue image, the background papers and the flower - lovely! =) Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at PCJ!

    If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

  13. Cec~ This is Gorgeous!! LOVE the seed packet image, and all the colors are GORGEOUS!! The butterfly and and that lace just really give it a great feminine feel!! Yummy!!

  14. This is stunning with all the beautiful flowers!!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Summer challenge!! HUgsxx

  15. This is really beautiful :)
    Thanks for joining us at It's All About The Vintage And Beauty.


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