Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cream - Plus Two

This week the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called CREAM PLUS TWO.  That means we want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards in cream and two other colours.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice along with at winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a winner's badge but will also be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

I told you I was spending last week in Mississippi.  I chat with a number of lovely ladies on a Papercraft Planet group and 6 of us got together at the home of one of the ladies in Mississippi for a week of crafting, chatting and laughing.  We had never met in person but when we did, it was like seeing old friends.  The ladies are all wonderful and we had the best time together.

One of the ladies had to stay there because she came from an area right in the path of the big storm and she finally got to go home yesterday.  While she was naturally worried about her family, she was with our fabulous hostess and got extra crafting time in.  I landed in Toronto while the outer bands of the storm were hitting on Monday night and got down safely and relatively on time despite some turbulence but the ride home was a white-knuckle one.  We had a couple of storm-related deaths here when signs flew off buildings and lots of trees fell damaging houses and cars.  There were also some power outages but we were really unscathed compared to those states in the US so my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is so affected by the storm.

My card this week is cream with red and green - typical for Christmas!  I printed some music on cream card stock, cut a poinsettia with a Marianne Creatables Die Set and then sponged it with distress inks.  The focal image and ticket were freebies that I found online and I made the calendar.  The little baubles are a Spellbinders die and all that was left was to add some satin ribbon and a few pearls.

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

Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Shabby Chic
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - Die Cuts/Punches
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes (must use die cut)
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas

Image:  Ephemera's Vintage Garden
Sentiment:  Miss Cutie Pie
Card Stock:  Cream (Staples)
Papers:  Back to Basics Christmas (Dovecraft)
Tools & Embellishments:  Aged Mahogany & Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger), Ribbon (Fabricland), Poinsettia Die (Marianne Creatables), Pearls (Recollections), Venetian Motifs (Spellbinders)


  1. What a beautiful vintage feel card the poinsettia and border are gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  2. Beautiful card Cec ! I love the pointsettia and the colour combo is just gorgeouss.

    Glad you've not been too badly affected by the storm, though your plane ride sounds like is was quite hairy !

    Sue C

  3. wonderful card Cec glad to hear that you got home safe and sound
    hugs and best wishes

  4. Gorgeous card Cec. Sound like you had a fabulous time away. Pleased to read you got home safely.

  5. Wondeful creation, love that border.. And gorgeous image.. That flower is fab too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight

    Hugs Kelly

  6. A lovely card, thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  7. This vintage creation is a real beauty! I love seeing your creations! I notice that I won the random drawing for the vintage text challenge, but I was not able to access your email for some, you can contact me at leanne dot pugliese @ gmail dot com!!

  8. Stunning project!!

    Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
    The Paper Crafting Journey !

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


  9. Wow! I love that flower and your idea to put the die cuts over the ribbon is just genius! Fabulous card.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  10. Gorgeous card Cec :-) I love the vintage look and the image and poinsettia are beautiful :-)

    It sounds like you had a great crafty time, and glad you got home OK xx :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. Lovely job! I love the colors and the edging you used. Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge, we hope to see you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  12. A very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Monthly 'Anything Goes' Challenge, Good luck in the draw and I hope you will join us again. We are running a DT call at the moment, if you are interested please pop back to the blog for more details. Glad you enjoyed your crafty time
    Diane x

  13. Beautiful, I love the vintage look and the inking. Thank you for joining in with the Happy Campers Challenge
    Lindsay xx

  14. That Poinsetta caught my eye immediately. Thanks for the tutorial. I am definitely going to give this a try. I hate I missed the camp. You ladies sure did share some creative ideas. I love Shirley's cloud template. Glad you are home safe and sound.

  15. Beautiful Vintage Christmas card, Cec. Stunning image and gorgeous poinsetta flower. Love the baubles border as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us @LLC for our Christmas challenge.


  16. Beautiful christmascard. I love these soft colours, and that poinsettia is soo adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth

  17. Beautiful Christmas card, Cec. Love the red details with the white. Thanks for joining us in the LLC November challenge. Hugs, Elizabeth


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