Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Flowers

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is all about Spring Flowers and if it would just stays warm we might have some here soon.  OK, so there are a few crocuses and pansies around but not much of anything else yet.  The garden centres are starting to get stocked up and normally we would be planting annuals in 2 weeks but that may not happen this year.

Please note that starting with this week the challenges at Sugar Creek Hollow will be running every two weeks, which will give us all more time to create and to fit our lives in.

We would like to welcome a new sponsor this week.  Heather Hudson who just left our Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team has now come on board as a sponsor with her fabulous collage sheets that you can find here.

For this card I cut one of the hearts from Heather's Blue Hearts with Polka Dots & Pink Roses collage sheet to use as my focal image.  The background paper is from the Just Breathe digital kit by Vicki Stegall that I picked up as a freebie ages ago.  I added some cheesecloth from my kitchen drawer along with some white corrugated cardboard (The Funkie Junkie Boutique) that has been lightly sponged with Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger).

All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I know you don't usually see roses in the spring, at least not where I live, I just love the look of them and of course they matched the image.  The butterfly was made with a Martha Stewart punch and has some Recollections pearl stickers added to it.  The pink fiber, the pearl and the double hearts were attached to a card I received a couple of years ago so I have recycled them.  The filigree corner came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique but I painted it white and then scuffed it up a bit.

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

Fresh Brewed Designs  - Flowers
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Things with Wings
One Crazy Stamper - Flowers
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything with Flowers & More Flowers
The Cupboard Trilogy - Spring Flowers
DRS Designs - Butterflies
Crafts and Me - Floral Frenzy
Inky Chicks - Shabby Chic
Critter Sketch - Flowers
Fashionista Challenge - Shabby or Vintage


  1. Wow!! This is unbelievably beautiful!!

  2. Your card looks so romantic and beautiful.
    Yvonne x

  3. what a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  4. Gorgeous card, Cec! Love every detail, especially the white corrugated cardboard sponged w/ ink and that intricate photo corner--awesome!

  5. Beautiful Cec!! I love how you used my image!! Love the corrugated cardboard...cheesecloth and all your flowers!! Beautiful!! Thank you for using my image this week!!

  6. Gorgeous card! Love all your details, I order from Wild Orchid crafts and need to put in another order soon!

  7. Beautiful soft colours and so pretty with the flowers, cheesecloth and that gorgeous heart. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  8. What a beautiful card, love all those flowers. Thanks for taking part in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.
    Liz xx [DT]

  9. oh wow so beautiful cec.wonderful vintage design and i love your pretty flowers.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  10. This is such a romantic beauty! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

  11. Love the soft colors & romantic look of the besuty! Thank you for playing aling with us at DRS Designs!

  12. Oh my! I love everything about this card! The colors, the gauze, the feathers and of course the flowers! Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining in on my Flowers and More Flowers challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  13. A gorgeous card...such pretty colors, details and layers!!

  14. Stunning, gorgeous, delicately feminine (do you get that I love this Cec?) Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

  15. Beautiful card Cec. Love the added texture of the corrugated board and cheescloth.

  16. A gorgeous creation Cec! I just love the texture created by all your beautiful layers.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

  17. Gorgeous card! Love it!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog

  18. Lovely! I aodre how beautiful and feminine this is. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx


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