Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tea for Mother

Wow, it's already Saturday and we have another sensational challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This time it is all about CIRCLES.  If you want to use it, we have a sketch for you to go with it, but the sketch is optional.  Come on over and show us your card with circles.  If you use a Sugar Creek Hollow image you will get two entries.

I am actually glad it is Saturday because that means only two more days before my daughter and son-in-law return from their vacation and reclaim their children.  Now, don't get me wrong, I love my grandchildren dearly but 9 days of looking after a 2 year-old and a 4 1/2 year-old is really tiring at my age.  We have only had a couple of meltdowns from the older one who actually acts more like a 14 year-old sometimes but we survived them.  As for the little one, he is like a little sponge right now and his vocabulary is increasing in leaps and bounds but if I read about Thomas the Tank Engine one more time, I might scream.

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

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Texture & Ribbon
Some Odd Girl - All About Moms
Stampin' B's - Mother's Day
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage

Image:  Just "Pour" You (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau), Green (Recollections)
Paper:  October Afternoon
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Sheer Ribbon (Michaels), Antique Linen & Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger), Silver Stickles (Ranger), Pearl & Rhinestone Flourishes (Gift from an SCH Design Team Mate), Chalk (Mungyo), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Pearl Buttons (Gartner), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Fleur de Lis Circle (My Design)


  1. I am so sorry Cec but I had to laugh reading your post about your grandchildren. I can so identify with your feelings. I stayed with my two grandson's last year in CA while Mom and Dad tootled off to Italy. I was a mess for the first few days, by the time for my return home I was exhausted. It is so hard to go backwards and pick up the routine required for young ones. I messed up lunch backpacks, pick up times (CA loves changing stuff in the middle of the week without consideration for east coasters), homework assignments, regulatory pickup name it I messed it up! :( OK, as kindred spirits lets get to your beautiful card....
    With everything you had going you were still able to tap into your mojo! This card is spectacular, love your design papers and your decorative circle!Perfectly gorgeous!! You are quite the talent and good grandmother!

  2. Beautiful card Cec! I love your color palette and those wonderful papers. This is so lovely with the textures and diecuts you've used. I wish you a wonderful Easter.
    Sharon :)

  3. Cec, the green is just scrumptious on your card!! I love the dp, and you have done a wonderful job with this image!! Cute!

  4. Cec, I can so identify with your extended babysitting session! Love 'em dearly, but they sure can wear you out. Your card is beautiful, great coloring and love your papers! This is one of my favorite sets. Have a Happy Easter!

  5. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  6. Cec,
    You card is just lovely. Love the papers that you used and the Sketch look supers!

  7. Oh Cec this is beautiful what a gorgeous image and the colours look fabulous thank you for joining us at Aud sentiments
    Lorraine x

  8. What a lovely Mother's Day card. Thank you for helping us celebrate our one year birthday at Aud Sentiments!

  9. Fabulous card Cec, gorgeous colours, papers and so many lovely details and I just love that image.

    So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
    Heather xx

  10. beautiful card! love how you used the thrift shop

    thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl

  11. Beautiful card Cec!! Love all of the details!! Thank you for sharing your story!! Those little ones sure can wear us out!!

  12. That is pretty and perfect for Mother's Day, thanks for sharing!

    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  13. A really pretty and beautiful card!

    Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl this week!


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