Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween with Plumrose Lane at Sugar Creek Hollow

It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and we are having a special HALLOWEEN WITH A TWIST challenge this week so make sure you read the challenge post carefully.

We are welcoming Plumrose Lane as a new sponsor this week and for this challenge our sponsor is providing all of you with a wonderful freebie that you must use to make your vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge entry. You will love this because the freebie is a collage sheet of fabulous Halloween images along with an instant card and envelope

To get your freebie, just go to the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog, click on the link and download the freebie (in a .zip file format). Please note that the freebie will only be available for the length of the challenge and after that will be available at the Plumrose Lane Etsy shop.

And as if providing this freebie isn't generous enough, Plumrose Lane is also giving one random winner a $10 gift certificate toward the purchase of any item from the Plumrose Lane Etsy shop. The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and that creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

I cut some images directly from the collage sheet after I printed it out but because I wanted to resize others I used Photoshop to copy them to a new canvas where I erased the straggly bits that came with them and then saved them as a new picture.  For example I did this with the frame and then added the Happy Halloween text.  I made the tag by pouncing various distress inks and chalk on some card stock after I cut the shape.  I wanted some crinkly ribbon but didn't have the right colour so I took some white organza ribbon, ran it through some Milled Lavender distress ink and then once it was dry, I hit it with my heat gun a few time.  CAUTION:  Do not get to close with the heat gun or the ribbon will burn very easily.

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

Crafty Ribbons - BOO-tiful Halloween Projects--Pretty Spooky
Delightful Challenges  - Make it Dimensional
Meljens Designs - Halloween
Fresh Brewed Designs - Pumpkins
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween

Images: Plumrose Lane Etsy Shop (available for sale beginning Oct. 15)
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: Cuddlebeez Scraps
Tools & Embellishments: Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Ribbon (Arton Beads), Rusty Hinge, Milled Lavender & Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger), Chalk (Mungyo), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Deckle Scissors (Fiskars)


  1. Cec, this is great! I love all of the spiders and how you got a frilly bow to look good on such a creepy card.

  2. Spookalicious! Love how you used the little boy as your focal point. Great design!

  3. What an absolute darling card you've made here Cec ~ just too cute for words! This sponsorship has already brought me so much joy, not just in seeing everyone's fabulous creations but in finding new lovely blogs to follow & visit!

  4. You are so clever and you always inspire me with your the spiders down the side and your tag behing the spooky boy is just perfect. Wonderful job on your vintage Halloween card.

  5. Very cool Halloween card with some great images. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  6. Hi Cec, your card is just wonderful! Glad to see your entry this week at Meljen's Designs!

  7. Oh poor kid, he looks as if he has had too much candy to eat ;)
    LOVE the images and your papers and the fun layout.

    Thanks for playing along in our Month long prize challenge for October: pumpkins!

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!
    Heather D.

  8. Such an awesome Vintage design!! :) I love the images and colors!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! Hope you'll join us this week for a new challenge! HUGS - *Vicki* - Oct. GDT

  9. Perfect amount of halloween creepiness! Love this. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  10. Brilliant card, love the cat in a hat, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs Debs

  11. Brill spooky card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS challenge this week, x carol

  12. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck. luv gina xx

  13. Definitely CREEPY! Perfect for your favorite ghoul! Thanks for the tip on coloring the ribbons.

  14. Fabulous Halloween card!! Thanks for joining us at our monthly pumpkin challenge at Fresh Brewed Challenges.



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