Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back to School

The new two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called BACK TO SCHOOL and we want to see your vintage or shabby chic school-themed projects.

This week we have a Guest Designer joining us so please make Mynette Kitchen feel welcome and head over to her blog to check out her work.

School starts on September 3rd where I live and that is the day my husband and I leave for England so I was concerned that I might miss my little Grandson's first day of school since he starts Junior Kindergarten this year.  I have walked with my Granddaughter to every one of her first days (she is going into Grade 2 this year) but in the past the first day for the little ones often has been a week later than the rest of the school.  Thankfully he starts the same day so I will be able to share in his excitement.

I started with some red Bazzill card stock to make my card blank.  The gingham and polka dot paper are from Raspberry Road.  I found the focal image online at Catnip Studio, the flash card is from Red Wagon and the clock is a digital element from Friendly Scrap.

I took a card stock scrap and embossed it with the Notebook Texture Fade from Tim Holtz.  The text are stickers from DCWV and the button, ribbon and twine are all from my stash.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger on all the pieces.

Step X Step at Frilly and Funkie

It is my turn this week to post the Step X Step feature at Frilly and Funkie and I promised I would tell you how I made the card, hat and hat box for my DT project for the current challenge (My Steamer Trunk) so click here to learn how I did it and see all the products that I used.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Steamer Trunk

I am the hostess for the new two-week challenge at Frilly and Funkie and I chose MY STEAMER TRUNK as the name for this challenge.  The idea is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that depicts what you might pack in your steamer trunk or where you might be taking it.

I had fun making this combo project so come back on Saturday and I will tell you how I did it.  I made a card, a wee hat and tiny hat box.  My card is about what I would pack to go off on my steamer vacation but I did do a bit off stamping on the background to show where I might be taking it.  It looks like I am off to England, France & Italy.  If truth be known I really am heading to England in 2 weeks and was in Italy last year so now I just need to check France off my list.

I used a focal image from Vintage Fan Girl along with products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, Michaels and Wild Orchid Crafts but as I mentioned I will tell you in more detail on Saturday.

Here are the products that I used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Saturday, August 10, 2013


The challenge for the next two weeks at Sugar Creek Hollow is called A CHILD'S LIFE.  We want to see vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects that depict the life of a child and you must include a child in your project.

This week we are happy to welcome back A Day for Daisies as our sponsor.  They will provide one random winner with a $12 gift certificate to their store and Sugar Creek Hollow will provide a winner's badge.  The Design Team will also select their Top Pick and the creator will receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

My card this week features one of the gorgeous images from A Day for Daisies and this one is called Sisters and Dolls.  I was surprised that I really wanted to create with it given that I hated playing with dolls as a kid but this sweet image won me over.  We lived in a really old house and it had a rather scary basement with a barrel where we put paper to be burned (it was legal back then).  Well one early evening my Mother went down with some paper to throw out and started to scream.  In the half light she thought there was a dead baby hanging from the barrel only to find out that it was a doll that I had ripped the head off and thrown over the edge.  Now that I am the age I am (not telling) you would never suspect I was a such rotten little kid - LOL.

The card stock to make my blank is from Recollections.  The papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad called Blush.  I cut the oval with one of the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities and chalked the edges with some Mungyo chalk.  The image has been coloured with Prismacolors and blended with Gotrick OMS.  The ribbon is from Fabricland, the lace from a bridal supply store and the pearl stickers are from Dollarama.  The floral spray is a combination of a recycled piece from an old card and some little roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I made the stick pin myself.

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

Ladybug Crafts - Say It With Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Make It Pop - Layers or Dimension
Milk Coffee Challenge - Show Off Your Coloring Skills
Digi Stamps4 Joy - Make Your Own Embellishments (stick pin)
LEJ Designs - Lovely Lace
Bearly Mine - Tic Tac Toe (Color Pink, Ribbon, Digi Images)
Card Crafters Circle - Ribbon and Lace

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

By The Seaside

It is time for the new two-week challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Rebecca wants to see you create vintage or shabby chic projects inspired by sand, sea shells, sunshine and the seaside so she has called the challenge By The Seaside.  Since this is basically the same theme that I set 2 months ago for the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team for the current challenge, I would say great minds think alike since neither knew what the other was doing - LOL.

I made a 5" x 7" card this time and used some white card stock from Staples for my blank.  Then I started on the background, which also started life as a piece of white card stock.  First I took some embossing paste and stenciled the dots in the upper right corner and then patted some on the bottom to make the sand.

I painted the sand with some tan acrylic paint and once it was dry I inked over it with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Next I laid some wallboard tape down above the sand for more texture and then painted over it with some blue acrylic paint. Again once it was dry I added some Broken China Distress Ink.

The focal image came from an inactive blog called She Sells Seashells and I turned it to grey scale, flipped it and after it was printed I cut it out and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I then added a little bit of cheesecloth and some lace that has been inked with some of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A row of tiny shells and beads was added across the top of the lace.  The beach hut clock came from the web (sorry forgot to write the site down) and the flowers were recycled from a card someone sent to me.  The pebble in the centre came from my stash.  The words were printed on my computer, cut with a pair of deckle scissors and then inked with some Broken China Distress Ink.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - Summer Days
Opus-Gluei - Don't Be Such A Beach
365 cards - Textured Background
Tok-Bobok - Vintage
A Creative Romance - Beach Babes

The following products used to create this card can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will always find prices 20% lower than the manufacturer's suggested retail price:

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie

This week it is my turn to present the Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie and I am going to show you how the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die can be used with a wide variety of materials.

This fabric flower that is on the card I made for the current challenge is just one of the flowers that I will show you.

Check out all the details here.