Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hide and Go Seek

It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this one is called Hide and Go Seek.  We want you to make a vintage or shabby chic project with a hidden element.  Make sure you mention what your hidden element is in your post.

Here is my hidden element:

My husband and I recently went on a two-week road trip to the US and in addition to some sightseeing we visited with some of my crafty friends along the way.  We spent a week in Virginia with the lovely Patti Painter and her husband and while there Patti and I managed to get a couple of crafting sessions in.  I had taken some of the elements for this card with me but also used some of Patti's supplies, such as her die set, Spectrum Noirs (a.k.a. her magic markers according to her husband - lol) and rubber stamps.  We also had dinner and spent a fun evening in Richmond, Virginia with Cheryl Grant of Sassy Cheryl's Stamps and spent a fabulous weekend in Maryland with Ann English and her husband.  Patti and Ann have been on design teams with me and I must say - my crafting friends are the best.

I started with some Recollections card stock for the blank.  Then I added some Pink Paislee papers from the Queen Bee collection for the background, distressed them with my scissors and sponged them with some Black Soot Distress Ink from Ranger.  I cut the large horizontal die cut from more of the Pink Paislee paper using Spellbinders Labels 18 die.

The image die is cut from white card stock using the same die set.  Next I stamped the Lemon Stamp from Stampin Up using Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger and coloured it with Patti's Spectrum Noirs (my first effort but I think it is fine considering I am a Prismacolor gal). 

I made a loopy bow from black satin ribbon that I picked up at Fabricland and added a Recollections polka dot button to it.  The large die has some Recollections pearl stickers added and is popped up with foam dots.  The hidden sentiment is from Stampin Up and has been stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink on a hand cut tag and then sponged with some Black Soot DI.  The narrow yellow ribbon came from my stash.

Finally I added some black lace that came from an outlet store in Fancy Gap, VA and a computer generated sentiment that I hand cut.

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

Simply Create Too - Special Occasion
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace
Crafty Cardmakers - Ribbons/Lace and Pearls
Timbro Scrapmania - Lace and Pearls


  1. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Ribbons/Lace and Pearls" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT

  2. Beautiful card Cec, love the Springtime colours and how you've hidden your tag. She C x

  3. Just love the colour comination - a very pretty card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  4. Oh boy Cec, this is gorgeous! I just love the yellow and black together and your image is stunning! The lace and black pearls are such elegant touches and of course, your hidden tag is so wonderful! What a fabulous Anniversary card!

    I'm so glad you shared with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!
    Big Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. What a stunning card! Thank you for joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


  6. Love the color combination on this Cec.. very nice... and the lemon stamp... WOW... black paper lace... and the ribbon so very striking... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  7. Oh Cec what a beautiful creation! Love the hidden tag and your color combo is fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. This is one gorgeous card Cec. love the colours and all the detail.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  9. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT


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