Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Ohhhh I'm hoping that I've done this right as its the first time I've scheduled a post and the reason why .........I've been asked to join the team at Sugar Creek Hollow......yay I'm thrilled to bits but a smidge nervous but at least now I have the perfect excuse to make more vintage style cards which I love doing.

Welcome to Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and a new challenge. Before I get to the challenge, let me tell you about some changes to the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team.

First, we are losing a couple of our wonderful designers because of family commitments. Marsha has been with Sugar Creek Hollow since the very beginning and her wonderful vintage designs will be missed. While Heide hasn't been with us as long, she has inspired us all each week with some gorgeous designs. Renee is going to stay with the team but will be scaling back her participation. Starting in the New Year she will become our Feature Artist and will show us all how Recycling and Repurposing are done the vintage way when those challenges come up. These ladies have made valuable contributions to the Sugar Creek Hollow team and have become lovely online crafting friends.

Next, we have three new designers coming on board and they are joining us with their vintage beauties for the challenge this week so you can get a preview of what they will be showing you starting in January.

Give a big welcome to:

Linda Payne from Payne Holler Cards

Peggy Marsh from The Wired Angel

Daniele Haddon from The Musings of a Chocoholic

Now on to our challenge. With Christmas close at hand, our challenge to you this week is to make CHRISTMAS CARDS IN NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS. Don't forget that we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge and want you to create in those styles.

We have a lovely new sponsor this week. Please welcome Delicious Doodles who will be providing one random winner with 4 digis of her choice. The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display. The Design Team will also choose a Card of the Week and the creator will also receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Don’t forget, we also have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve.

To inspire you all of our current and our new designers have created some fabulous Christmas cards in non-traditional colors using a couple of the images from Delicious Doodles.

For my card I chose the image Crofters Cottage, I used blues and lots of sparkle to add to the lovely image. The background paper is a lovely sparkly embossed vellum paper from Papermania, I made the frame over the image by embossing with a dots folder and then swiped frayed burlap over the raised dots then I added glamour dust to the tops of the dots. The tree die is by Marianne designs which I distressed and then embossed with Aurora Cosmic Shimmer powder.For the snow I've used a Wow distressing powder which gives a puffed up effect with sparkle in......just loving this.

Chocolate Baroque.......white Christmas
Totally Papercrafts......let it snow.
Rainbow lady.......based on a carol (in the bleak midwinter)
Just for Fun......Winter.
Artistic Stamper.....Christmas
One Stop Craft......let it snow
Sweet Stampin'......its snowing (sentiment is a stamp)
By the cute and girly......let it snow
Crafty Calendar....Cold and Frosty

Have a great weekend
Off to Olney tomorrow to see the Dickens Christmas event.


marsha said...

This is stunning! Your design is amazing, love the trees and the snowman, perfect additions to a perfectly beautiful card!

Renee Matarese said...

Welcome to the Sugar Creek Hollow team! This is so beautiful. I love the trees. I know you're going to love this group. They're all wonderful to work with and the vintage style is such a beautiful way to create.

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Danielle on your new DT place. Your card is gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

Congratulations Daniele, 'tis great news. Loving your wonderful Christmas card. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Fliss said...

Many congratulations on your great news Daniele and love your gorgeous creation which has a perfect vintage wintery feel to it. Love the glittered elements too.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Heide said...

Your card is just lovely, loving all the sparkle and glitz. The trees and perfect with the image.
Congrats on making the DT, looking forward to seeing more of your work. Enjoy looking at your blog.
Hugs, Heide

The Wired Angel said...

This is stunning, Danielle. Glad to be with you on the Sugar Creek Hollow DT. We'll have a great time. Peggy x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is a really nice card..... love the colours......


Patti P. said...

Welcome Danielle, looking forward to getting to know you and working with you at SCH. Your card is simply stunning, I must find out about the snow you used....makes for a beautiful card. The trees are a perfect addition. Great job, hope you love being here as much as we are going to love having you.
hugs, Patti

PS, love your blog bg!

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on joining the DT at Suger Creek Hollow you'll have a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing this winter scene with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful card Daniele I love the trees, congrats on your new DT spot.
Kevin xx

Jaqi said...

Beautiful winter scene, is that a rubber stamped image? ist gorgeous. Love those trees too they look fab

Von said...

Lovely attention to detail with all theat texture :)
Thank you for sharing your winter card with us at Just for Fun
Von xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

wow hunni...its absolutely stunning & congrats on your new DT position...well deserved!
hugs and xxx

Lisa T said...

What a beautiful card. The scene is so peaceful. Thanks for playing along this week at Totally Papercrafts!

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Enfys said...

Congrats Danielle on your new DT. I adore this card, it looks so frosty and perfect
En xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is so gorgeous! so looking forward to being on the team with you (-:

Lynn Stevens said...

First of a BIG CONGRATS danielle for making the DT. Next your card is stunning. I love the vintage feel, you have nothing to be worried about. You'll will fit right in!!
Be sure and tell us about the Dickens event , Thats sounds awesome!!!!
Hugs Lynn

scrapperjulia said...

This is really beautiful! I love the sparkle on the trees! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Marion said...

WOW! This is stunning Daniele. Love the christmas scene and the fab embellishments.
Congrats on being a new DT member.

Neet said...

A really stunning card, so frosty looking and with such a beautiful scene. Love those trees, must get that die. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

Rainbow Lady said...

Such a stunning card I love it. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I love your card, with all the sparkle and layers. Thx for sharing.

Sandra's Spot said...

A stunning frosty card, I love it. Hugs Sandra XX

Glenda said...

A beautiful sparkly wintery card, thank you so much for entering the White Christmas challenge.


Artyjen said...

It's a pretty Christmas card!
Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
xoxo Sioux

Debbie said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Beautiful card, Daniele. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

ElizabethR said...

Just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Jen said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

JeanFB said...

Wow! What a wonderful shimmery effect of new fallen snow - beautiful!

Ally said...

wow, this is stunning! A brilliant card, so pretty.
Biggest of hugs, Alessandra

Kozmik said...

Great card thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a really beautiful card, breathtaking image - I love it! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,