Saturday, January 8, 2011

January Sketch for Sugar Creek Hollow

This week we have some changes for you at Sugar Creek Hollow and a wonderful sketch for the first challenge of 2011.

Everyone is invited to enter a card using this sketch and you are not required to use an image from Sugar Creek Hollow but if you do you will get two entries into the random prize draw.  The winner of that draw will receive a digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on their blog.  Once we reach a minimum of 10 entries, the Design Team will select a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a special badge to display on their blog.  Every month there will be a Guest Designer chosen from the Cards of the Week and that person will be invited to join the Design Team in a challenge.  There are lots of reasons to enter so we can't wait to see your fabulous creations.

Did you know? - - - The proceeds of sales from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe go to provide food, clothing and shelter for those who are less fortunate.  If you don't have any images from the Shoppe yet, check it out and when you buy something to use on your creations you can say that you have helped out too.

My card this week features the Vintage Hot Air Balloon from Sugar Creek Hollow and I have coloured the basket with my Prismacolor pencil crayons and paper pieced the balloon.  I created the sentiment on my computer and then mounted it under a heart I cut with my Cricut.  The border was cut with a new Martha Stewart punch.  A vintage post card, some flowers and some card candy finish it off.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Time to Craft  - Up in the Air
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - Flower Power
Stamp Something  - Use a Digi

Image:  Vintage Hot Air Balloon (Sugar Creek Hollow), Valentine Postcard (Clearly Vintage)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  Vintage Wallpaper & Stripes (Summertime Designs), Vintage Tee (Basic Grey)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Red Roses (Execelsior Wholesale), Mocha Flower (Wild Orchid Crafts), Mini pearls (Dollarama), Cindy Loo Cartridge (Cricut), Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Cec,
    Great minds think alike!I love how you card has turned out. The vintage image looks great behind the balloon, very pretty!

  2. Well once again you have gone over the top! This really is a rich color pallate you have chosen and the stripe of the DP on that balloon is a fantastic contrast. Love the vintage piece you have included as well.

  3. Cec, I LOVE this color combination. That vintage couple in the balloon is the perfect compliment to the SCH balloon! I love it!

  4. Cec, your card is stunning! I love what you did with the hot air balloon digi, and all of your elements are just gorgeous!!

  5. Gorgeous! Love the color pallet...fabulous job. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Blessings to you!

  6. Fantastic Cec! Love the reversal of the sketch - perfect here with that wonderful vintage image behind the balloon. Where do you find those fabulous images? Beautiful, rich colors here that make this so pretty!

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SSCC and hope to see you again soon.

  8. Beautifully done Cec!! This looks like a great Valentine Card. The colors you used are perfect with the vintage image. The DS paper you used for the Hot Air Balloon looks so real.

  9. What an amazing vintage art piece!! I am totally in awe of your paper piecing on this balloon which is perfect with the other elements of this gorgeous card! Your colors and that image you have chosen to go with the balloon is beautiful, your talent and love of what you do it so apparent; great, great card!!

  10. I lvoe this card. Wonderful colors. Thanks so much for entering the SSCC 'Flowers' challenge. C2

  11. Cec, your balloon image looks fabulous with that gorgeous vintage postcard. Love the colors and it's so vintage looking, which I adore!
    Hugs, Marsha

  12. oh, you card is wonderful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at SSCC!!

  13. Gorgeous card Cec! Your papers are beautiful and I love how you included the vintage couple behind the balloon. Fabulous!


  14. Lovely vintage card - everthing works so well together!

    I'm so glad you were able to join us for our New Beginnings challenge at SSDS! Dee

  15. Cec this is such a Beautiful Vintage card. I love how you included the vintage ephemera behind the balloon digital. The rich Red is just divine such a great color choice.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. This is gorgeous Cec! I love the pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  17. I Love this card. Beautifully done.


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