Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Sassy Sketch

I get to play in Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week - woo hoo - not something I can do as often as I would like!  The challenge is to use the sketch provided and I decided to flip mine for a wee bit of interest. 

I am visiting at my Sassy friend Shirley's house in Mississippi and she has been teaching me about the Silhouette Cameo so I laid out my card with the it even printing and cutting this little girl using the Cameo. - so easy.

This card is a little different for me because it is a lot more clean and simple than what I normally do and I didn't manage the scale as well as I should have but it was fun to do and you have to love this little girl

Shirley is a whiz at this machine and I have learned so much from her this week.  We even did some image designing together - two heads are better than one sometimes. Now there is no excuse when I go home, I better be using my Cameo to do more. 

When we weren't crafting we walked, watched some TV, chatted up a storm, laughed a lot and ate yummy food.  All in all a great time and I am so glad I got to come for a visit - Shirley has been a lovely hostess.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Sketch

Image:  Buttercup Suzie (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment: Cameo Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  Oscraps
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS
Tools & Embellishments:  Gems & Ribbon (Shirley's Stash), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Chalk (Jack Richardson & Co. Inc.)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hats & More Hats

It is time for another challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week we want you to create vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects that feature Vintage Hats, Shoes & Purses.

When you pop over to check out the challenge make sure you have a look at all the wonderful work of our Design Team and our Guest Designer, Brenda Brown.

This is actually a birthday card that I made for my Sister-in-Law and rather than putting a birthday sentiment on the front, I added a monogram.  The inside has a birthday verse.

I started with the background and stencilled some flourishes over some damask paper.  The image is a digital one that I changed to sepia in Photoshop, printed and then edged using a Martha Stewart punch set..  The monogram is stamped using Coffee Archival ink.  Some flowers that have been inked a bit, an organza bow and some bling complete the card.

I am away this week visiting my lovely friend Shirley in Mississippi so this is a scheduled post.  We are crafting, walking, chatting up a storm and just plain hanging out. 

Image:  Vintage Moth
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  MME
Tools & Embellishments:  Monogram Stamp (Recollections), Deco Fan Around the Page Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (My Stash), Florishes (Dollarama), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scattered Straw & Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger), Buttercup Craft Paint (Americana), Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Metal Mania

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Metal Mania.  We want your vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects to show some metal.

For this card I started with the background and sponged some distress inks on a piece of card stock using a hexagon mask part way through the process.

Then I embossed a piece of cream card stock with a Tim Holtz folder and inked it with some dark distress ink.  My 6 year-old Granddaughter was here at the time and she declared it to be "ugly" but I wasn't finished.  Next I painted it with a copper metallic craft paint and then sanded it lightly so some of the ink showed through.

The blimp and word Travel were stamped with Coffee Archival ink and the birthday tag was done on the computer.  All were inked with distress inks.  A few metal gears and a metal brad complete the card.

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

Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Image:  Blimp stamp (Indigo Blu)
Sentiment:  Travel stamp (Indigo Blu)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Tools & Embellishments:  Brad (Making Memories), Gears (Bead Landing), Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge & Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Hexagon Stencil (Cut by my friend Shirley on her Cameo), Metallic Paint (Deco Art), Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger)

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Mailman

I wanted to play in the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's this week because I haven't been able to for some time . Since the challenge was called With Love and they want you to use a heart, I dug out this image from the Sassy Cheryl's shop that I have had for ages but had never used.  Either she is really happy to see the mailman because he is bringing something special or he is the something special.

The hearts were cut with my Cameo and next week I am off to visit with a lovely crafting friend in Mississippi and she is a Cameo whiz so I hope to start doing lots of great cuts when I return because I am going to get one on one lessons.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - With Love (Use a Heart)
Art Impressions Stamps - Show Me The Love (Hearts Required)
Creative Belli - Valentine/Hearts
Fresh Brewed Designs - Hearts & Dots

Image:  Special Delivery (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Red (Lasting Impressions), Blue (Recollections)
Papers:  Hearts (Sweet Tweet Designs), Polka Dot (Recollections)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) and OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Other Embellishments:  Buttons (Dress It Up), Cameo, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine Feathers

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Feathers & Fur.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects that feature either birds or furry animals.

This week we have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.  Please pop over to the blog and see the fabulous card that Sandra Mathis  is sharing with all of us and then go to her blog and leave her some love.

Last week I made a super girlie valentine and knew I couldn't give it to my husband but when I found this image, I knew it would work for a more masculine valentine and perfect for the theme this week.

I started with the background, which is just card stock that I inked with some Distress Inks and then spritzed with some water and added some MME papers.  I was hunting for something in the black hole that my craft room is starting to become and in the process found a cardboard tube with some lightweight aluminum sheet metal in it so I hand cut the big heart from it.  Then I embossed the heart and applied alcohol ink to it and also to the little heart-shaped lock charm.  I created the calendar on the computer and then added some old trim, a word tag and some card candy.

TIP:  To seal the end on this sort of trim because it always unravels just use liquid fray stop that can be found in the notions section at your local fabric store.

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

Divas by Design - Winged Things
Fab 'n' Funky - Valentines/Hearts
Paper Pretties - Valentines
Simon Says Stamp - Heart
Emerald Faeries - Love
Party Time Tuesday's - Love & Romance
Top Tip Tuesday - Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Artistic Inspirations - Embossing
Created with Love - Valentine's Day
Crafty Catz  - Love is in the Air (feature a heart)

Image:  The Graphics Fairy
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  MME
Tools & Embellishments:  Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Word Tag (Dollarama), Brads (Making Memories), Trim (My Stash), Heart Lock Charm (Arton Bead Supply)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Romantic Love

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Romantic Love.  With Valentine's Day coming up you can make a card for your loved one but you could also make an Anniversary or Wedding card as any of these would fit the theme.  To win any of the prizes, your project must be either vintage or shabby chic.

I am going to see if my Son-in-Law would like to give this card to my Daughter because it is just a bit too frilly for me to give to my husband.

I started with some paper that I found online, added a strip of ruffled crepe paper to which I added a piece of satin ribbon and some lace.  An embossed heart, doily, vintage cupid image, some pearls, a pretty bow and a vintage looking button complete the card.

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

Crafting For All Seasons - Buttons & Bows
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Love
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love & Lace
Flourishes - Vintage
Our Daily Bread Designs - Love
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Valentines, Hearts, Red, Love, etc.
Inky Chicks - Bingo (Ribbon, Image, Pearls)
Forever Friends - Ribbon or Lace
Incy Wincy Designs - Pearls & Lace
Crafty Ribbons  - Anything Goes with Ribbon
It's All About The Vintage - Lace & Pearls
Brown Sugar Challenge  - Go Red/Hearts
Creative Corners - Love & Hearts

Image:  The Graphics Fairy
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Red (My Scrap Stash)
Paper:  Funky Fairy Papercrafts
Tools & Embellishments:  Doily (Wilton), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Button (Fabricland), Lace (My Stash), Satin Ribbon (Fabricland), Crepe Paper (Dollarama), Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)