Welcome Baby

Hello everyone,

Another lovely Saturday and time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we would love to see baby cards in the shabby or vintage style. The uber talented Starr Timmons is joining us as a Guest Designer this Saturday. You can visit her blog The Paper Chase to see more of her beautiful work.

For my take on the challenge this week I used an illustration from Antique Images for my background. The lovely  pastel colored vintage baby illustration is from a 1915 baby book. The baby carriage die cut is from Marianne Design Creatables. The sentiment is my own computer creation. The lovely velvet For-get-me nots were purchased from a local vintage craft market. Baby cards are a bit difficult for me  but I hope you like my creation.



The baby illustration from Antique Images


A close up of the sentiment


A paper rose, velvet For-get-me nots and pearls


The bow and wooden button


A peep at the inside decorated with lace  and butterflies


Project details:

  • Cream and turquoise cardstock
  • Antique Images  “Vintage baby illustration
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0218
  • Die’sire die “Scalloped Tags”
  • Upikit butterfly punch
  • Computer created sentiment
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Wooden button
  • Wax cord
  • Paper roses and velvet For-get-me  nots
  • Hug Snug seam binding “turquoise”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”

Thanks for visiting today, I am so happy you could stop by to look at my card. Your visit and comments make my day. If you have time to spare check out what beautiful cards my design teammates at Sugar Creek Hollow have created. Hope you can get your project in for our challenge this week. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,



Basket with Roses

Hello dear blog friends,

It is two weeks since I last posted a card, but time for crafting is less now that I am back at work after my sick leave. The knee healed well although there are still problems to overcome in the next three months.. Hopefully my walking will improve to such an extent that no further surgery will be necessary. But for today I have a  guest designer card to share with you. I made the card for the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, one of my favorite blogs. The theme for this week is Pearls and Swirls but your project must be in the vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired style. For the card I used a free vintage scrap from Antique Images. The picture is from a 1883 antique almanac and you can find it here. The lovely roses are from the Prima range “Romantique”. The fabric is a cream coloured organza with a beautiful golden shine. I teared the fabric in strips for a vintage and distressed effect. Hope you like the card and  don’t forget to visit Sugar Creek Hollow to see the stunning creations of the talented design team members.


The Prima “Romantique” roses and chipboard swirl

The 1883 vintage image “Woman with basket of roses”

The Whimsy sentiment

The inside decorated with a chipboard swirl

Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Annalee”
  • Antique Images vintage scrap 
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp
  • Prima “Avon Rose Romantique” and “Coventry Rose Romantique” paper roses
  • Pearls
  • Chipboard swirls
  • Organza fabric
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye” and “Old Paper”
  • Krylon gold leafing pen
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Gold”

May your day be bright and beautiful with hours of crafting. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. I appreciate your visit so much.

Regards from South Africa,


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