Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tic Tac Toe

Over the holidays we played games with our Grandchildren, including Charades by candlelight when the power went out on Christmas Eve, so I thought it might be fun to play crafting Tic Tac Toe this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.  You need to make your vintage or shabby chic card using the 3 elements from one line on the graphic either vertically, horizontally or diagonally .  I have chosen the vertical line Lace, Ribbon, Pearls.

We have a Guest Designer this week so pop over to the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and see what Heidi Augustson (a.k.a. Filharmonica) has created.  Her work is always so lovely.

I have made a larger card this week to accommodate the dress form stamp that I picked up on a trip to the US last fall.  My lovely friend (and now my muse) Sue Carrington from Stamping Sue Style got me started in stamping when I went to visit her for a day last September on our trip to England.  I am using some of the techniques that she showed me that day.  I still have a long way to go to come even close to her talent but I will keep working on it.

I used Distress Inks to create a background and then stamped it with a few elements.  The dress form was stamped on an embossed rectangle that I created myself.  I printed text on card stock and die cut two shapes to make ribbon cards after I stamped them with some more of the sewing elements.  The ribbon was "pleated" on double-sided tape and the sentiment was computer generated.  I think I will hang on to this card and give it to my Mother-in-Law for her upcoming 91st birthday in March since she spent many years as the alterations person in a dress shop and should appreciate the theme.

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

Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes (must use rubber or digital stamp)
Divas By Design - Make It Girlie
Frilly and Funkie - Follow Your Muse
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Oh So Girly
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Lace
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Vintage

Images:  TPC Studio
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  My Stash
Tools & Embellishments:  Pearl Flourishes (Dollarama), Lace (My Stash), 1/2" White Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), 1/4" Ribbons (White Rose), Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord Distress Ink (Ranger), Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders),


  1. Beautiful card Cec ! Love the colours and your stamping is fantastic ! Thank you for your kind words too, I'm so pleased that what I showed you has proved useful. Sue C x

    P.S. Forgot to say thanks for joining us at the Vintage Stamping Challenge too !

  2. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! I hope you'll join us again with our next challenges very soon! Ani

  3. Lovely card, love all the sewing elements and your shaped rectangle

  4. such a wonderful card Cec, love the colour combo

  5. Sue C is a massive inspiration to so many of us isn't she. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Frilly and Funkie this time. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Such a stunning card, I love all the different elements and the colours which are so perfect for the subject, fabulous use of the different layers and those pearls just give that finishing touch. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  7. Wonderful card! Love the colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  8. A great sewing themed collage in wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  9. This card is so beautiful Cec. Lovely colors. All the layers work so well together. Love the dress form!

  10. Beautiful work Cec, thanks so much was sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges.

    B x

  11. Beautiful card! Gorgeous sewing elements. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  12. Very beautiful card Cec. So elegant and gorgeously feminine. I follow Sue's work too - she is incredibly talented. Nicola x

  13. Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  14. What a lovely card, Cec! I think you have a great deal of stamping talent! Your choice of colors is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

  15. What a beautiful card, color too! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's . Card Mania Challendges


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