Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holly Vine

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called STENCILS & MASKS.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards using stencils or masks to create backgrounds or other elements.

I bet are wondering where my stencil or mask is.  Well check out the holly vine that I created from this cheap plastic stencil that has been in my crafting supplies for a zillion years.  I used distress ink to stencil it and then hand cut it.  I had originally intended for it to be a border but I really did not like it as a border and am very happy with this outcome.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Buttons & Bows
Freshly Brewed  - Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Bearly Mine  - Santa is on his way
Deep Ocean - So This Is Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Paper Playtime - Christmas Colors
Paper Pretties - Use Ribbon
Unstampabelles - Christmas (No Stamps)
C.R.A.F.T.  - Christmas
Delightful Challenges - All About Christmas
It's All About The Vintage - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - V for Vintage
Crafty Mess - Vintage Christmas

Image:  A. Koupie
Paper:  Dovecraft
Card Stock:  Cream (Staples), Red (Lasting Impressions)
Tools & Embellishments:  Fired Brick and Crushed Olive Distress Inks (Ranger), Gems (Michaels), Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Ribbon (Fabricland)


  1. Cec, this is wonderful. I think the placement of the ivy is perfect and what a fantastic use of your stencil. This is vintage amazing on your Christmas card. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  2. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT this week, x carol

  3. Oh Cec this is just fabulous! LOVE that image and your stencil/masking is just perfect! I have a few of those laying around collecting dust too ... thanks for the inspiration to use them!
    And, thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. This is wonderful and that holly stencil came up lovely. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

  5. Stunning!! Love the design and those red "Berries" are so pretty on this.
    Beautiful job, hope you have a great rest of your weekend.

  6. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Love the addition of the holly. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  7. Lovely card. I love the bold red and image.

    Thanks for joining our vintage challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  8. A beautiful, traditional Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in this months challenge at Unstampabelles.

  10. Stunning card!

    thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet challenges
    Hugs Shaz x

  11. Love the Santa thanks for joining us at crafty mess xxx

  12. Lovely card and image ... love the blingie berries : )
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty-mess challenge

    Tina xxx

  13. A lovely vintage card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
    Ruth x

  14. A great card - thanx for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Jan xx

  15. How clever! Love that stencil effect. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month, hope to see you return.

  16. brilliant christmas card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft with our Christmas challenge

  17. Love this Cec! I love how the holly turned out with the berries...fabulous! Love your image and the all over Christmas Tidings cheer it radiates!!
    Happy Holidays

  18. Love the way you used the stencil Cec. The holly matches the image perfectly. Fantastic card.
    Amelia x

  19. lovely card love the embossing too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, Samantha :0)

  20. Such a cool idea to use a stencil in place of a stamp. Super creative and perfect for our challenge! Great job and thanks for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!

  21. What an amazing project! I love the santa and the ivy. Thanks for playing with us this past week at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)


  22. What a lovely card, love the Santa image.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  23. Beautiful card Cec! I love the vintage look and that image is perfect.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


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