Your Special Day …

Hello everyone,

The days and weeks are running away with me and I could not believe it is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow! The theme for this challenge is “I can see clearly” and you therefore have to create a card or any paper crafting project using something like acetate  or clear packaging on your creation. Please remember your project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style.

I created my card  around a lovely piece of designer paper by Marion Smith Designs – I just love the basket of roses. I stamped a clock face and a sentiment on some clear packaging from a Spellbinders die with black StazOn “Tuxedo Black” ink. I assembled the clock face with mirror tape on the designer paper so that the lovely paper, image and leafy sprig border are still visible. The mirror tape is hidden with paper flowers glued strategically on the dots. I added some butterflies, gemstones and a bow to finish off.

Challenges:

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 The basket with pretty roses

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Butterflies and the sentiment

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The clock face stamped on clear packaging to show off the leafy sprig border and designer paper

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A close-up of the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream , beige, green and blue cardstock
  • Marion Smith Designs “Mad Tea Party – Alice”
  • Plastic packaging material
  • Poppystamps die”Leafy Sprig Border” No. 1002
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Simply Irresistible stamps by Amanda (SiDesigns) “Clock”
  • Sentiment stamp (Country Crafts South Africa)
  • Paper flowers
  • StazOn ink “Tuxedo Black”
  • Pink gemstones
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo Beige”
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Tea Dye”, “Peeled Paint”, “Victorian Velvet”
  • Skwiglues

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you like what you see – I appreciate your comments about my cards so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Celebrate in Style

Hello blog friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “One, Two, Three” which means your card or project must include one vintage image, two patterned papers and three embellishments.  Your project can either be a card or other paper crafting item, such as a scrapbook layout, box, tag, etc. but must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style. This recipe was so easy to follow I created this card in such a short time.

For my card I used two designer papers from the Prima paper pack “Annalee” and a vintage image from Tuck DB - the colors just match perfectly. My three kinds of embellishments are lace, ribbon and flowers. I created the sentiment on my computer and hand cut the fishtail banners. For a little more depth on the card, I used a Kaisercraft “Postmarks” stamp on the background. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

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The stylish lady – the dress and hat are so stunning!

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Vintage ribbon, roses, lace and some glitter for a shabby, vintage look …

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The sentiment and fishtail banners

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 A close-up of the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Annalee”
  • Tuck DB vintage image
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp “Postmarks”
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rectangles”
  • Lace
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Memento ink “Tuxedo Black”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen” and “Worn Lipstick”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today, I am so glad you took the time to look at my card. A comment will be much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and the design team would love to see your card at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge.

Regards,

Amelia

Daisies

Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing a card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. The theme is “Hiding and Go Seek” which means there must be a hidden element on your project. Your project can be a card or any other paper crafting item, such as a scrapbook layout, box, tag, etc. but must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style. Hope you can join us this fortnight. Kerstin and Nina are our two guest designers for this challenge and you can also see their beautiful cards on the Sugar Creek Hollow blog.

For my card I used a Graphic45 vintage image from the Secret Garden collection – one of my favorite designer paper packs. To make the design a bit more interesting I cut the front 3 cm smaller than the back of the card to reveal the designer paper on the inside. I added a Spellbinders D-Lites “Flourish Trim” die cut to the edge as a finishing touch. The image was raised with adhesive foam squares to hide the two sentiment tags. As I am a detail junkie I added some little birdies, paper daisies, lace and pearls to ensure the recipient of this card have lots of things to look at!

Challenges:

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A close-up of the Graphic45 vintage image

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The daisies and lace

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Little birdies

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Two hidden tags

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Graphic45 designer paper “Secret Garden Collection “Pretty Primrose”
  • Graphic45 vintage image Secret Garden Collection “Springtime”
  • Graphic45 Secret Garden Collection “Chipboard 2″
  • Raspberry Road designer paper “Victorian Bliss”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites die “Flourish Trim”
  • Memory Box die “Resting Birds” No. 98527
  • Die’sire die ‘Scalloped Tags”
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder “Anna Griffen Foundry”
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp “Lace Delight”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo Beige”
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Heart embellishment
  • Paper daisies
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank for visiting today, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful day and I hope you will join us at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this fortnight. Keep safe and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Today, Tomorrow and Always

Hello blog friends,

September is the start of spring time in South Africa and  we got warm weather since last week. Looking at the high temperatures already, it is going to be a warm summer for us. Today is also the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow . The theme for this fortnight is Word play and the challenge is to use a sentiment on your shabby chic or vintage style card. We are honored  that two guest designers are  joining us at our Sugar Creek Hollow Word Play challenge – they are  Karien and Maya. Just click on their names to visit their blogs and see more of their lovely creations.

I received a Prima “Stationer’s Desk” paper pad and decided to build the colors of my card around these gorgeous designer paper. I used the Spellbinders Shapeablities die “Retro Mod Clocks” with a JustRite sentiment and frame stamp “Elegant Frames” as focus point. The sentiment is stamped directly on the designer paper with white embossing powder. The wine red roses is white washed with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and dusted with crystal glitter. I added a chipboard flourish, some negative die cuts from a Marianne brick wall die, pearls and green leafy sprigs to complete the card.

Challenges:

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The clock with some bling

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Roses and bows

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The elegant frame and sentiment

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A close-up of the flourish, bird and leafy sprigs and roses

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White, green and wine red cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Stationer’s Desk”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Elegant frames”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Retro Mod Clocks”
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig Border” No. 1002
  • Marianne Design Folders Extra DF3403
  • Memory Box die “Gold Finch” No. 98756
  • Prima Flowers “Stationer’s Desk” Item #57542
  • White embossing powder
  • Chipboard bird embellishment
  • Tim Holtz distress crackle paint “Picket Fence”
  • Pearls
  • Wax cord
  • Oval gemstone
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

 

 

Butterfly Doll Tag

Hello blog friends,

It is good to be back  with  my new creation for the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow today. The theme of this challenge is “Tag – You’re It” and the design team wants to see  your creations featuring tags or cards with tags in the shabby chic or vintage style. Hope you will join us this fortnight with your tag creations.

I love the Prima mixed media doll stamps and bought a few over the past months. They made such pretty, girly cards and tags and it is so much fun to dress them up with flowers, lace and bling. I used the swing doll stamp for my tag, cut the stamped image out, paper pieced her dress and add some bling to the frill of her skirt, the top and hair.For the background I added a Spellbinders D’Lites window die cut and corner flourish cut from kraft cardstock. The blue butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and layered on kraft cardstock. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the doll and sentiment

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The window and butterflies

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The flowers and bow

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The butterflies on the inside tag

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I made a double tag to write a personal message

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Project details:

  • Kraft, pink, blue and cream cardstock
  • K and Company designer paper
  • Prima mixed media doll stamp (Item #910198)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Elegant Frames” (CL02105)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites “Window Two”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites ‘Corner Flourish”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterfly”
  • Paper rose from “I am Roses”
  • Wax cord
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo”
  • Skwiglues “Sweet Pink”

Thank you for visiting today. I appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Kind regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Happy Birthday To You

Hello blog friends,

It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this Saturday, I can’t believe  how time flies. The theme of the challenge starting today is Let’s Celebrate. You can create a card or any other paper crafting project for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. as long as it is in the vintage or shabby chic style. Hope you can join us this fortnight at Sugar Creek Hollow.

I need a few cards for friends and family who are celebrating their birthdays in September, so I was really happy to make a birthday card. I used designer paper from the Prima Botanical collection and some tulle for the layered background. The birdcage is from Cottage Cutz and one of my favorites. It took a little bit of time to glue all the pieces together but I always love the  result of this beautiful die. The cream flowers are from the Prima Eminence collection and the dusty pink paper blooms from Kaisercraft. I used a lot of dies for this card and for a list please see the project details at the end of this post.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the birdcage and flowers on a background of two die cut doilies

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More flowers …

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The die cut sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream  and mauve cardstock
  • Prima Botanical Collection designer paper
  • Cottage Cutz “Birdcage” die (CC4x4-219)
  • Cottage Cutz “Tea Time Doily” die (CC4x4-484)
  • Die’sire “Square Doilies” die (DS-SQUDOIL)
  • Memory Box “Catalina Wreath” die (No. 98189)
  • Sizzix “Card Phrases Set #3″ die (657524)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Foliage” die
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks ‘Dusty Concord”, “Milled Lavender”, “Antique Linen”
  • Prima flowers “Eminence Collection” (Item #546229)
  • Kaisercraft paper blooms “Dusty Pink”
  • Wax cord
  • Pearls

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Pick of the Bunch

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a lovely, mild winter’s day in South Africa. August is usually a “dusty” month for us with lots of windy days to ensure that we have some must needed spring showers in September. Yeah, this is the last month of  winter and with this in mind I created my card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow with the theme “Summer Sunshine”. We would like to see cards or any other paper craft project with bright, summery colours. The card/project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style.

I used a colourful vintage image from TuckDB for my card. I layered it on bright yellow and blue designer paper to match the flowers in the image. The chipboard butterfly is from Prima and the sentiment is from a free magazine cover gift I received a long time ago. Some lace, bright flower buttons, green wax cord, blue ribbon and flowers added a summery feel to the card. Hope you like my take on the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Challenges:

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The sentiment and butterfly

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The little girl

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A close-up of the flowers and lace

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper from “Queen of Hearts” and “Jennifer Ellory”
  • Vintage image form TuckDB
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Large labels”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs”
  • Chipboard butterfly (Prima) and sentiment (Unknown)
  • Lace
  • Flower buttons
  • Wax cord
  • Paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Flower Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

 

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