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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vintage School Days


The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Numbers & Letters and we want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects with number and letters on them in any form.

As soon as I saw the name of this challenge, I immediately thought of school so that is exactly where I went with this card.  My Grandchildren were here yesterday morning and my Granddaughter saw the card and immediately said that she knew I had made it for my Grandson since he heads to Junior Kindergarten in September but I have a different card ready for that - she was actually disappointed.

I started with the background paper, which is vintage ruled paper from Sprouting Seeds (site is no longer active) and then I covered most of it up (dah) but not before I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger).

I made the ruler paper from some digital scrapbooking elements from Fuzzimo.  Then I found the great vintage image at Vintage Fan Girl but the blackboard was actually a pale coloured ad so I changed it into a blackboard and then added the numbers and letters with a font called Learning Curve, although I wish I had made them more bold.

I found the flash cards online but forgot to mark the site (oops), the star is hand cut with some Card Candi (Craftwork Cards) added to it, the little paper clip was a gift but I think it is from Tim Holtz and the word Explore is a sticker from K & Company.

The apple border is something I created myself with my Cameo and inked with a bit of Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger) - I hope I have made my friend Shirley (The Cameo Queen) proud of me - LOL.

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

Crafting For All Seasons - No Stamps Allowed
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Free For All

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baby Face


The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Baby Face.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic baby cards or other paper-crafted projects.

Starr Timmons is joining our wonderful Design Team this week as a Guest Designer.  Please check out her blog and her creations. 

I started by finding this fabulous image online at By Vintage Design and gave it a little distressing.  The paper is from my scrap box and it has been there for so long that I don't remember where it came from.  Since it was old, I decided to make it look older and added some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger) to it and to the other elements.

The heart doily was a gift from my friend Shirley.  The seam binding, button and eyelet trim were all from my stash.  The corner is a Nellie Snellen die and I have added a few little Dollarama pearls to it. 

The alphabet blocks were created with my Cameo.  I started with a font and then broke it up so I could cut the frame and letters separately from the background in order to give them some dimension and make them look a bit more like real baby blocks.

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

Papertake Weekly - One Paper
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
By The Cute & Girly - Vintage
Cards Galore - Vintage
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cute & Cuddly
Lexi's Creations - Lace and/or Ribbon
Corrosive Challenges - Life's Special Occasions

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sassy Santa


If you read my blog regularly then you know I love to get a head start on Christmas cards and today I have one featuring one of Sassy Cheryl's wonderful Santas.  This one is called Delivery Boy Santa and I am not sure if it is still available from the Sassy Cheryl's store but if it isn't be sure to check out her other wonderful images.

I made the card blank from some Staples card stock and the papers are all scraps from my stash. The image was cut with the Spellbinders Label One Nestabilities die, coloured with Prismacolors that were blended with Gotrick OMS and then I added some Mungyo chalk to the edges.

I found the ribbon a while back in a bag from White Rose but since they closed their doors 10 years ago, you know how old it is.  I pulled the centre thread to ruffle it and then added a charm from Arton Beads.  The little buttons are from Dress It Up.

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

Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Santa's Coat
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Forever Friends - Die Cuts/Punches
Digistamps4joy - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Steampunk Birthday


Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called STAMP IT.  We want you to create vintage or shabby chic cards that have rubber stamping on them - no digi stamps.

I made this steampunk card for this challenge.  I found the papers online and I think they are from The Teapot Lady but I didn't identify them well enough in my files so I apologize if I have given the wrong artist credit. All the stamps are from a Hampton Arts set called Time Flies and have been stamped using Black Archival Ink (Ranger) and then the fussy cut stamps were sponged with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger).  A Tim Holtz die was used to make the swirly edge and then it was sponged with Crushed Olive Distress Ink (Ranger).

I found the quote online and then sponged it with some Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Inks (Ranger).  The metal gears and clock hands are from Bead Landings.  The wing was hand cut from metal foil tape stolen from my husband, textured using some metal working tools from Walnut Hollow and then inked with Terra Cotta and Butterscotch Alcohol Ink (Adirondack).

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

Papercraft Star - Use a Stamp
Cards und More - Add Some Metal
Crafts 4 Eternity  - Wonderful Wings
Stamping with the Dragon - Steampunk

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April in Paris


The challenge this week at Frilly & Funkie is called April in Paris and since I was the lucky random winner in their last challenge, I thought I would play again.  The project must depict springtime in Paris and include a French icon or word so I have made this shabby (almost gaudy) card with lots of flowers.

I had intended to stamp an Eiffel Tower since I have some stamps thanks to my enabling friend Sue but then found this great striped paper from My Mind's Eye in my stash so this became my starting point.  The french text paper was found online but I don't remember where (oops).  The butterfly image is from Imagenes Vintage and I coloured it with Prismacolors blended with Gotrick OMS.

The lace comes from stash and the crinkle ribbon is just Hug Snug rayon seam binding with a little button from my stash in the centre.  I used two different Martha Stewart punches to create the butterflies from some metallic card stock from DCWV and then added some pearl stickers from Dollarama.  The flourish is from the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs die set and was inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (Ranger).

The flowers were all made from different materials.  The yellow one is Toile Paper (Recollections) and cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die.  I inked it with some Wild Honey Distress Ink (Ranger).  A Dollarama pearl sticker coloured with a Mustard Promarker makes the centre.  The leaves are Recollections card stock cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die and inked with some Crushed Olive Distress Ink (Ranger).  The pink flower was cut with a Marvy Uchida punch using paper from my stash, sponged with some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (Ranger) and then has a little clear dewdrop from my stash added for a centre.  The tiny purple flowers were made from scraps of card stock with an EK Paper Shapers punch and have little Dollarama pearls added for centres.

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

Frilly and Funkie - April in Paris
Clear It Out - Theme - Spring, Stash - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Lace, Free, Blooms line)
Card Mania - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Lexi's Creations - Punches and/or Dies
The Pink Elephant - Spring Colors
Joanna Sheen - Spring Into Spring

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fabulous Flourishes


This week the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Fabulous Flourishes and I have made this card to share with you.  Don't forget we want you to add flourishes to your vintage or shabby chic creation.

I cut the card blank using some grey card stock (Recollections) and then made the background by sponging Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger) over some of the same card stock using a flourish cut with a Venetian Motifs Die (Spellbinders) as a mask.  I sponged it lightly a second time and then added some stamped flourishes (Inkadinkado).  I wish I had stamped these flourishes closer to the corners but you can still see them peeking out.

The focal image (Create with TLC) is mounted on a fancy scalloped mat that I cut with my Cameo using a file from Monica's Creative Room as my starting point and this is mounted on top of another panel that has been embossed with a Victoria embossing folder (Cuttlebug) and lightly sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger).

The stick pin (Excelsior Wholesale) has a couple extra beads (My Stash) added to it and sits atop a feather (Dollarama).  Some little red roses (Excelsior Wholesale) complete the bow (Fabricland).  For one final flourish I added one made of black gems (Dollarama) to the focal image.

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

365 Cards - Sponging & Embossing
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - All About Music
Shelly's Images - Use Scallops
Penny's Paper Crafty - Red, White & Black
Rhedd and Rosie's - Vintage/Shabby
Love's Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Black, White & One More