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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tea Party


It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this time we are calling it Eat and Drink.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic projects that depict food or drink.

We are pleased to have a Guest Designer, Apollonia DeJong (a.k.a. Plony) joining us this time so please make her welcome.  Check out the wonderful creations on her blog by clicking here.

I started my card with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and then added two papers from Raspberry Road.  I used a scrap of cream card stock and created a mat with a Martha Stewart Around the Page punch and then inked it with some Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger.  The image from Antique Images was mounted next.

Next I added a border of lace from Sussman's Bridal Supply and topped it with a variety of vintage cups and saucers from The Graphics Fairy and Intimate Wedding.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I coloured a couple white ones with a Promarker to get the dusty rose ones.  The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and I made the swirls from the stems of the flowers.  Finally I added a teapot charm from Arton Bead Supply.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie

I am hosting the Friday Focus segment at Frilly and Funkie this week using Dylusions Ink Sprays and here is a sneak peek at one of my projects.  Pop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to get all the details and see what else I made.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

At The Seashore


It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time Nancy is our hostess and the theme is called SUMMER BY THE SEA.  Nancy is assuming that summer is just around the corner and while everything in my neck of the woods has started to become green, the temperatures are so low that they had frost last weekend just north of us.  Oh well, think summer and let's see your vintage or shabby chic projects depicting a summer by the sea.

The Top Pick chosen by the Design Team will earn a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and one randomly chosen entry will win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Here are the details of my card from the bottom up.  I started with some card stock from my stash for the blank and then added a panel of white corrugated cardboard that I distressed with my scissors ans then inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Next came the wide striped paper, which is from My Mind's Eye and then a narrow striped paper from a Maja Designs Autumn Basics paper pad.  Both were distressed and inked with Vintage Photo DI.  Then I added a piece of burlap.

Next I added the two images.  One image came from xx and the other image is a stamp in the Boardwalk set by Artistic Outpost and has been stamped with Cornflower Blue Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink.  Both images have been distressed and inked with Vintage Photo DI.

To finish the card off, I added an loopy bow made with seam binding dyed with the Cornflower Blue Archival ink and topped it with a carved coconut button tied with some burlap string.

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

Pile It On - Shabby Chic
Sunflowerfield Designs - Vintage/Shabby Chic/Rustic
Card and Scrap - Shabby Chic

The following  products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is up and running after moving the stock to a new location.  To celebrate all the changes at the Boutique you can get 10% off your orders by using the coupon code StockUp4Summer, valid through May 23rd.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pansy Fairy


It is time for another new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this time we want to see vintage or shabby projects featuring FAIRIES AND ANGELS.


We are pleased to have a sponsor for this week - A Day for Daisies is returning with a prize for one random winner of a $12 gift certificate to the online store.  That is a fabulous prize because it will allow the winner to pick 3 of their gorgeous images.

I made a 6" square card and started with some white card stock from Recollections for my blank and then added some Basic Grey patterned paper from a pad called Cappella for my background.  The polka dot panel was a scrap and I don't remember where it is from.

The image is from A Day for Daisies and is called Pansy Fairy.  She has been coloured with Prismacolors and blended with Gotrick OMS.  I added some Star Dust Stickles from Ranger to her wings and them finished the image panel with some pearl stickers from Dollarama.

I punched some purple card stock from my scraps with a Martha Stewart edge punch and then inked the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink from Ranger.  The lace is from my sewing stash.  The butterfly was punched out of another scrap with a Martha Stewart punch and the little pearls making up the body are from Dollarama.

I cut the leaves with my Cameo from scrap card stock and inked the edges with Crushed Olive Distress Ink from Ranger.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I made the charms with a variety of beads and pearls that I have picked up here and there.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Word is Love


Sue is the hostess for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and she is calling it Words, Words, Words and here is her description:

"For this challenge instead of an image let a word take centre stage. A single word can speak volumes, so let them do the talking ! This could be on any kind of project you like, a layout, an altered item a journal page, you choose but no stamped sentiments allowed!"

The Top Pick chosen by the Design Team will earn a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and one randomly chosen entry will win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

As you can see by my card I was either having a senior moment or just can't read because I missed the part about not letting an image take centre stage so skip directly to the word LOVE.  I chose this word as my design jumping off point because it is a favourite word of mine for many reasons.

When my Grandchildren were really little, I started to tell them that I had a secret to tell them and I would whisper in their ear "I love you" and they always giggled.  As they got a bit older they would whisper it back to me but now at age 5 and 7 1/2, they want me to say it but not in their ear and they roll their eyes and say "I know".

I started with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and then added a piece of Maja patterned paper from the Autumn basics pad.  The paper was distressed with my scissors.

Next I added a filigree corner that originally was bronze but I gave it a coat of white paint first and then I topped it with a coat of White Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some Gum Arabic.

The vintage couple in love came from The Graphics Fairy and I mounted it on a fleur de lis square that I cut with my Cameo and then inked with Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

The letters for the word LOVE was printed on my computer and inked with the same Distress Inks.  A little gem from Michaels was added.  Next I added a strip of Venise lace and more little gems.  The flower is two layers of  lining fabric from my sewing room that I gathered and then added a floral button for a centre.

The little hearts were cut from Tim Holtz Grunge Paper, smeared with Wendy Vecchi Crackle Embossing Paste and when dry they were inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and topped with gems.  Finally I glued a whole bunch of little pink seed beads into the large tear at the top.

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junie Boutique.

Note: The boutique is temporarily closed while Linda moves all the stock to a new location so check back on May 16th when she will be up and running.