Saturday, March 24, 2012

Steampunk at Sugar Creek Hollow

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we are challenging you to make STEAMPUNK cards or other paper-crafted projects. This theme is perfect for the vintage or shabby chic style we require.

The timing of this challenge was great for me since I had a birthday card to make for my niece's husband and Steampunk works well for a guy. I do sometimes struggle with making masculine cards (I wish they loved lace, flowers and pearls like I do) so any assistance I can get is always appreciated.

I dug out some Tim Holtz Grunge Paper to make the gears with. I had bought it over a year ago but never used it. I cut it with my Cricut and it was like cutting butter so you can bet I will be using it again soon. The images were all freebies thanks to the generosity of The Graphics Fairy.

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

ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Steampunk/Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Steampunk
Creative Card Crew - Vintage
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Images: The Graphics Fairy
Sentiment: A Gift
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: Quick Quotes Paper
Tools & Embellishments: Grunge Paper (Tim Holtz), Brads (Making Memories), Star (Jolee), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Clock (Cut from a piece of Provo Craft Paper)


  1. What a challenging challenge this week, Cec! I'll probably be heading to The Graphics Fairy to see what I can find -- hope a card materializes from me this week!!

  2. Hey girl, what a great Card you entered to this week's challenge from the Creative Card Crew. I love your image, the hot air balloon - everything!

    Hugs, Elisa

  3. Love it! All those flying machine images pop in the black, and that guy is intense. Haven't seen him before!

  4. Love the collage effect of your card Cec,

  5. Cool images, great colours, Hope Hubby likes it. Thanks for joining us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude this week

  6. Great card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
    C xx

  7. Love it! Thanks for taking part at ATCs & Cards with Attitude

  8. GORGEOUS as usual!!! You rocked it!

  9. Fun steampunk! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew :-)

  10. You didn't have any trouble with this week's challenge, just wonderful. Love those images....

  11. Fab card. Love the layout and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges. Good Luck. Hugs, Jill (DT) x

  12. Great card, I am still new to this type of card, yours looks amazing, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  13. Very cool card. Thanks for playing at Crafty Purple Frog.
    Hugs Nataliya

  14. What a lovely card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx


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