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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Texting - Vintage Style


The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called TEXTING - VINTAGE STYLE. We want you to make a vintage or shabby chic card with text on the front. It can be a sentiment and/or paper with text.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice along with at winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a winner's badge but will also be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

Now, I do not own a Blackberry, I-Phone or Android so I do not text and I am quite happy about that because nothing annoys me more than people constantly walking around with their heads down and their fingers moving. What happened to actually talking to people? I almost hit a girl with my car the other day because she was texting while she was walking and she didn't look and stepped off the curb in front of me while I was turning into a parking lot. I had the right of way but the look I got clearly indicated that she thought it was my fault she almost got hit - NOT. I love that schools are banning these devices during school hours, that restaurants are starting to ask that they be locked up during the time people are in the restaurant and that we have a law banning them while driving although not everyone is following the rules yet. I guess they will get the message when they are killed or they kill someone - so sad!

Now off my soapbox and on to my card. I used a vine mask to create the background and then covered most of it up - what's up with that? I used one of my newly purchased rubber stamps to create the focal image and then I coloured the large butterfly with distress ink, deliberately making it looked a little washed out. I used lots of distress inks on the background, focal image, butterflies and sentiment so I had really inky fingers at the end but it was fun.

I am away this week visiting with a bunch of ladies that chat over at Sassy Cheryl's Papercraft Planet group and will fill you in on all the fun we are having when I return next week.

Image: Time Flies (Inkadinkado)  
Sentiment: Raindrop Echo  
Card Stock: Recollections  
Paper: Background (Handmade), Music (MME), Vellum (Curry's Art Store)  
Tools & Embellishments: Card Candy (Craftwork Card), Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Old Paper & Crushed Olive Distress Inks (Ranger), Gold Liquid Pearls (Viva), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sew Fashionable



It is another Sensational Saturday and that means a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow called SEW FASHIONABLE.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards with some sewing on them and something that speaks to fashion.


This week we are pleased to welcome a new sponsor, Live and Love Crafts, who will be providing one random winner with their choice of six colours of the gorgeous hand-dyed crinkle seam binding that they sell in their online store. All of the girls on the DT have used the seam binding on their cards this week and were thrilled with the quality and the size of the skein.


The random winner will also receive a winner's badge from Sugar Creek Hollow.  The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will also receive a winner's badge and be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

I went outside my comfort zone this week and rather than hand sewing as I usually do, I actually used my sewing machine to stitch around the fabric square that I brought back from England.  The flower was something new I tried and is my favourite thing on this card (come to think of it, making any kind of flowers is my favourite and I love trying new types).  It is made of vellum that I embossed and then sponged with distress ink.  My crinkle seam binding was crinkled so tightly that I  couldn't make a bow I was happy with so I just took my iron and gave it a light pressing.

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

Little Red Wagon - Bows
The Paper Shelter - Charms
Stampavie and More - Stitches
Anything Goes Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your Favorite (the flower)
Crazy Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Image:  Fabric Square from Amerton Garden, England
Card Stock:  Staples
Paper:  MME
Tools & Embellishments:  Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Vellum (Curry's Art Store), Worn Lipstick & Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Ironworks Motifs (Spellbinders), Metallic Card (Recollections), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Doily (Wilton), Metal Heart Charm (My Stash)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vintage Sparkle


The weeks seem to be flying by lately and it is Saturday already so that means a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we want your vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project to SHOW SOME SPARKLE so dig out the glitter or gems and lets see what you can create.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice along with at winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a winner's badge but will also be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

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

Crafts and Me  - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Vintage
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and/or Punches
Whimsy Inspiration - Sparkly
Pile It On - Vintage or Shabby Chic

Images:  The Graphics Fairy
Card Stock:  Staples
Paper:  My Design
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Lace (My Stash), Gems (Michaels), Flourishes (Recollections), Organza Ribbon (Arton Bead Supply), Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Fabric for Flower (Fabricland), Beads (My Stash), Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Ranger)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thankful for Autumn



If you are like me and had brutally hot temperatures this summer, you are probably thankful that autumn has arrived with some cooler days.  The only negative thing is that winter won't be far behind and that means just plain cold where I live.  The weather man has informed us that we are going to get a taste of cold temps this weekend dropping from highs in the low 70s that we had Thursday to the 50 expected tomorrow.  NOOOOO!

This weekend our challenge to you at Sugar Creek Hollow is called GIVE THANKS FOR AUTUMN.  We want you to make a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project in fall colours such as rust, orange, deep gold and reds.  This is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so your card could combine both themes or you could give thanks for the wonderful bounty that has made it through the brutally hot summer to hit your local market.

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

Do You Stack Up - Warm Colors
DRS Designs - Fall Leaves
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Fall Is In The Air
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome Fall
Crafty Creations - Colors of Fall
Penny's Paper Crafty - Die Cuts and/or Punches
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Leaves

Image:  Leigh Hennessey
Card Stock: Recollections
Papers:  Handmade Leaf Paper (My Stash),  Rusty Orange (Basic Grey)
Tools & Embellishments:  Topiary Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Orange Flowers (Prima), Rust Flower (Michaels), Grunge Paper (Tim Holtz), Wire (Artistic Wire), Tiny Buttons (Dress It Up), Burlap, Twine, Berries, Rust Button (My Stash), Brad (Dollarama), Crushed Olive, Wild Honey & Rusty Hinge Distress Inks (Ranger), Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge (Cricut)