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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Let's Play Tic Tac Toe


It is Saturday and it is another sensational one at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we want you to create your vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired card or paper crafted project and play TIC TAC TOE.

Using the game board shown below, choose any row horizontally, vertically or diagonally and add the three items in that row to your project.  Just remember that all three items you use must come from the same row and all must be on your project.


We have another wonderful sponsor this week. A Day for Daisies will be providing our random winner with a $12 gift card to their store, which is filled with beautiful digital stamps.


The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow badge to display on her blog. The Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and the creator will not only receive a Sugar Creek Hollow badge but will also be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

As always, the Design Team has created some inspiration for you and this time we have all used a wonderful image from A Day for Daisies. If you would like more details on each of the cards, just click on the designer's name and you will be taken right to their blog.

I have used the middle vertical row on my card.  The big flower is simply made using a couple of punches.  For fun I digitally paper pieced the apron.

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

Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Flowers

Image:  40's Woman (A Day for Daisies)
Card Stock:  Kraft & Gold (Recollections)
Paper:  Farmhouse (October Afternoon)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Martha Stewart Punch Daisy Around the Page Set, Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Buttons (My Stash), Baker's Twine (Gift from Mary at Mo Joe Designs), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bedtime Story


The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is all about CIRCLES. I've put lots of different round things on this card and really only the ribbon is the only non-round item.

I asked my Granddaughter if she would read to me (she is 4 3/4 and just learning) and she agreed but before she could start, my 2 year-old Grandson went running to get a book.  He loves books and the minute he heard "read", he thought that meant him.  Apparently he even wants to take his books to bed with him so he has tossed the stuffed toys out of his crib.  Now if we could just get him to be a little more gentle with his books.

Don't forget that next week will be our first monthly Phabulous Phindy Phriday - an anything goes challenge but you must use a Phindy image.

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

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspriations Paint - Bright Colors
Little Miss Muffet - Reds, Oranges & Yellows
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Digi Day

Image:  Bedtime Story (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Yellow (Recollections), Orange (Bazzill)
Paper:  Recollections
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Petite Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Spots & Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Martha Stewart Double Loop Border Punch, Ribbon (Michaels), Buttons (My Stash), Chalk (Mungyo), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers)

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Sassy Christmas Card


As I have mentioned, I am on a mission to make as many Christmas cards as I can before December. Since I got really carried away with embellishments last year and they ended up forcing the cost of postage through the roof, my cards this year are going to be more clean and simple. That should make my husband a lot happier since he was the one who paid for all that extra postage and had to stand there and put the stamps on each envelope.

This week the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is to make a tent card so I used this opportunity to use one of her images I had bought some time ago.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Tent Cards
Christmas Cards All Year Long - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - No Sentiment
Bah Humbug - Scarves & Mittens

Image:  Santa and Snowman (Sassy Cheryl)
Card Stock:  Green (Wassau)
Papers:  Stripe & Spotted (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Red (Lasting Impressions)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

French Postcard


Wow, it's Saturday already and we have a sensational color challenge for you this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. We want you to use PURPLE, KRAFT & BLACK when you create your vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired card or other paper-crafted project.  Don't forget - all three colors must appear on your project.  Black is black but purple and kraft come in a variety of shades so it will be fun to see how creative you can be.

Our random winner will receive a badge to display and a digi of our choice.  The Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and that creator will receive a badge to display but will also be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

The Design Team had fun creating with these colors and have lots of inspiration for you.  If you want more details about their cards, just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

I have used an image from one of my favourite digi stamp shops, Isabella's Sketchbook. I was on Isabella's Design Team before she had to shut her challenge blog down for personal reasons so it is so exciting to see that she is drawing and when she releases something new, I can't wait to buy it.  Many of her wonderful images are vintage inspired and I love them.  This card also has some lovely gifts from a couple of my lovely Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team members.  They are not only talented, they are so generous.

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

Sew Many Cards - Punch It
Simply Create  - Wings
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts or Punches
Stampin B's - Use a Border Punch
My Mum's Craft Shop - Seeing Spots

Image: French Postcard (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Card Stock: Purple (Bazzill), Black & Kraft (Recollections)
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Pearl Flourish & Individual Pearls (Gift from a SCH Team Mate), Tissue Flower (Gift from Tracy, SCH Owner), Ribbon (Mokuba), Deco Fan Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Milled Lavender Distress Ink (Ranger), Lavender Stickles (Ranger)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Black & White for Christmas


This time of year I look for any excuse to make a Christmas card so I don't have to scramble in December. OK, OK so if the truth be known, I still have to scramble but the plan sounds good in theory.

This week the challenge at Phindy's Place is to make a card in Black and White with just a bit of colour. I chose to put the colour on the image since the Christmas ornaments were perfect for that. You could colour your image in shades of black and put a little pop of colour in somewhere else on the card.

We have an exciting change coming up on the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog:

Starting in July we are having Phabulous Phindy Phriday on the first Friday of each month. This will be an Anything Goes Challenge with a twist - you can make absolutely anything, combine it with as many other challenges as you like, as long as you use a Phindy's Place image and have made a NEW project for the challenge - no backlinking please!

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

Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop  - Seeing Spots
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with Wings
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes

Image: Peace & Cheer (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: My Design
Card Stock: White (Staples), Black (Recollections)
Papers: Polka Dot (Recollections), Damask (GCD), Stripe (My Design)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Gold Star, Clear Star & Purple Star Pens (Sakura), Black Gems (Michaels), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Doilies for Sugar Creek Hollow


The week has flown by and it is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week our challenge to you is to use DOILIES on your card or other paper-crafted project.  Your doilies can be paper doilies, die cuts or doily images. Don't forget that your project must be made in a vintage, shabby chic or primitive style as that is the focus of our challenge blog. 


This week we have a wonderful sponsor, Glitterbabe's Digis, who will provide the random winner with a $10 gift card to her store.  The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display on her blog.

The Design Team will also choose one card as Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Each designer has used an image from Glitterbabe's Digis and created some wonderful inspiration for you.  If you want more details on their cards, just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog. I have used the Baby Bonnet and you can find it here.

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

AI Factory - Use Something New (Image, Ribbon, Flower Centre)
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - 3-2-1 Challenge

Image: Baby Bonnet (Glitterbabe's Digis)
Card Stock: Pink (Recollections)
Papers: Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Floral (American Traditional Designs)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Scallop Scissors (Fiskars), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger), Ribbon & Button & Lace Flower Centre (Gift), Flower (Recollections), Charm (My Stash), Gold Floss (My Stash)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Water Baby


This week our challenge at Phindy's Place is to create a card or other paper-crafted project using the theme of WATER.  After the overly embellished card I did last week with all the flowers and the big bow, I decided to go really clean and simple this week.

You don't have to use a Phindy image but as you can see by the Design Team cards, Phindy has lots of images that fit this theme and there are only a few represented on the challenge blog. I would encourage you to pop over to Phindy's store and pick one of the great images to use in your project. If you do enter with a Phindy's image, don't forget that you can enter it twice.

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

Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Buttons

Image: Seaside Baby (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock: Orange (Recollections), White (Staples)
Papers: Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Others (My Stash)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Floss (My Stash), Star Punch (Marvy Uchida), Buttons (Dress it Up)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Paper Flowers, Vintage Lace & Bling


Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week our challenge is all about embellishments - HAND MADE PAPER FLOWERS, VINTAGE LACE & BLING.

We want you to use all of these embellishments on your card or other paper-crafted creation. If you don't have truly vintage lace, just use something that has the appearance of being old. Don't forget that our challenges are for your vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired projects.  So rummage through your craft stash and challenge yourself to try your hand at one of these styles using the theme for this week.  We can't wait for you to show us what you come up with.

We will be choosing a random winner, who will receive a winner's badge to display and a digi of our choice. The Design Team will also select a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

As they always do, our Design Team has created some gorgeous cards for your inspiration. So check out the challenge blog and if you want to get the details, just click on their name and you will be taken right to their blog.

I am not sure if the lace on my card is truly vintage but I do know that it is old and special. My dear Mother passed away 18 1/2 years ago and when I cleaned out her house I found a bag with lace in it and this piece is from the bag. I have no idea of where it came from or how old it is but I figure even 18 1/2 years makes it old.

The little medallion is special too because it came from the stash of my husband's elderly Aunt who passed away a couple of years ago. The book page that I made the hearts from is actually a scan from Vol. 1 of an eight volume set called Character Sketches, which was published in 1892. I didn't have the courage to take the page out of the book so I scanned it and then made it look as old as it really is.

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

AI Factory - Distressing
Crafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Metal Embellishment
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Paper Creation Ink - Ribbon or Lace
ABC-challenge - 3 Types of Embellishments (Flower, Bling, Metal)
Bearly Mine - Die Cuts & Lace

Image: Fall Fashions Ad (The Graphics Fairy)
Card Stock: Tan & Burgandy (Recollections), Teal (My Stash)
Papers: Teal Rose (K and Company), Book page (Scan from Character Sketches pub. 1892)
Tools & Embellishments: Lace (My Mother's Stash), Medallion (My DH's Aunt's Stash), Metal Brad (Dollarama), Pearl-Ex, Gum Arabic, Bling (Gift from SCH Design Team Member), Heart Shapes (.svg files designed by me), Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge (Cricut), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Fancy Tags Die (Spellbinders)

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Sketch at Phindy's Place


This week we have a SKETCH to challenge you with at Phindy's Place.


This image is one I plan to use again and again.  It is called "I've Got You Covered" and it would be great for a friend, for Mother's Day or even a Sympathy card with the right sentiment.  I hope you will pop over to Phindy's store and pick up a few of her fabulous images.  Her newest collection is called Plump Uns and is a loving look at all of us mature ladies.

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

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Flower Power
Anita Be Stampin - Go Crazy with Layers
Party Time Tuesdays  - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Florals
My Mum's Craft Shop - Things with Wings
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Wings

Image:  I've Got You Covered (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Pink and Blue (Recollections), Green (My Stash)
Papers:  Mottled Pink (Provo Craft), Floral (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Weathered Wood Distress Ink (Ranger), Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Button (My Stash), Crinkled Ribbon (Gift from Tracy, Owner of Sugar Creek Hollow), Scalloped Square .svg File (Bird's Cards), Cricut