Saturday, 7 January 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon all......well here goes, today is my first day as a member of  the Sugar Creek Hollow design team, I was thrilled to be asked to join them as I love vintge as well as doing cute designs, so now  I have the perfect excuse for doing more vintage designs.

I appolgise for not getting round to any blogs last night but Ethans dad was taken into hospital with appendicitis, so after taking down one of the Christmas trees, bathing Ethan and putting him to bed I was totally pooped, you should have seen Ethan with one of my T shirts on pinned up to stop it falling off  because we weren't pepared for him to be stopping the night......he looked so sweet.

Happy New Year and welcome to our first challenge of 2012 at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we want you to save some trees and RE-PURPOSE PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER OR COFFEE FILTERS. Instead of buying some designer paper for your project, go to your kitchen or bathroom and grab one of the above items and let's see how you can transform it and incorporate it into your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.



Our new Design Team is in place and everyone has worked hard to create some inspiration for you. If you want details on how they re-purposed the various items, click on their names to go directly to their blogs.

I have made the flowers on my card as well as the background with the text on from Kitchen paper, I spritzed a couple of sheets with Tuscan Sun, Vintage Rose and gold glimmer mists, I then heat dried them and used the Tim Holtz flower die to cut out several layers at the same time, I used the two smaller flower dies  it was a bit fiddly separating all the layers, (tip .....use a pokey tool to slide in amongst the layers ) I added brads from Basic Grey to the centres of the flowers. The text stamp is from The Artistic Stamper and I used a deep purple, I then stuck this down with matt multi medium. The main paper is from My Mind Eye called A Beautiful Life which I then wiped White Picket Fence stain over the top......great effect.



Don't forget to pop over to see what the other members of the team have made, 
and remember no cute designs for this challenge.
Challenges
Truly Scrumptious.....shabby pastels and paint
Have a lovely weekend
hugs n' smiles

24 comments:

Chris x said...

Wow, beautiful card, hugs Chris xx

sarah-Jane said...

What a beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous, I would never have thought of making them from kitchen roll. What a clever idea!
Sarah-Jane xx

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Hi Daniele, welcome to SCH! I love this card. The flourishes and flowers are beautiful the way they frame your sentiment. I'm glad I'll be stopping by your blog more often now.
Renee

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Daniele.xxx

Georgie Horn said...

How pretty!
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marsha said...

Danielle, absolutely gorgeous creation! You are a good fit for SCH, congrats on joining the team!
Hugs,
Marsha

mags said...

Super card. The flowers are stunning and hard to believe they are made from Kitchen papers.
Thanks for popping by my blog and the lovely comments you leave me.
Mags
x

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card hard to imagine those flowers are made from things around the kitchen . Love your blog by the way and will be back
Marilyn

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there fellow newbie - isnt this exciting! I'm so glad our first challenge is over...now I'm not so nervous (-:
your card is so beautiful - wonderful flowers!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

First off I hope Ethans dad is o.k.! Your such a good Grandma!

Beautiful card Daniele, love your hand made flowers. Aren't you the clever one. A++++ on your first post for the new Design team.
Hugs Lynn

Gemma said...

wow its stunning hunni & congrats on your new DT spot...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Patti P. said...

Welcome to the team at SCH....so looking forward to working with you! This is gorgeous...I love the flowers as they remind me of a old fashioned rose bush in my yard as I grew up. The layering on your bg with the script is so pretty in these colors. Have a great weekend.
hugs....


PS, wishing Ethan's dad the best.

SHARY said...

Congrats on the new DT Danielle. Love the card!!

Sonia said...

Beautiful and original as always, lovely as always. I am not to sure who else has been dropped from the CB team. Hope you are well and had a lovely Christmas.
Hugs Sonia x

Tracy Vinson said...

This is just a masterpiece! Your colors, your flowers....I love everything about this card! We are so happy to have you designing with us!!!

Tracy said...

WOW! I would never have guessed what those flowers are made out of. Beautiful card Daniele! Congrats on your new DT! Hugs!

Craftdee said...

Beautiful card: I love innovation! The flowers are so delicate, TFS. Donna PS Hope Ethan's dad's okay, no fun getting appendicitis as an adult!

Meggymay said...

Wow, absolutely fabulous, those flowers are gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Frea said...

Hi Daniele, wow hun those flowers are just gorgeous. Love them and such beauttiful colours on your card, great job hun! HUgs, Frea

Cec said...

Gorgeous card and the flowers are fabulous. If they were pink I would have thought they were Alberta roses. I love the soft feminine feel of this card. It is so nice to have you as a member of the SCH team.
Hugs!
Cec

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful card. I love the frame and the flowers.

Jayne
x

The Wired Angel said...

Not only a beautiful card, but those flowers are stunning, Daniele and so feminine.'Glad to be on the team with you.

I hope Ethan's dad is coming along.

Annie said...

ooo those flowers are beautiful! and a gorgeous card with a pretty vintage touch.
hugs, annie x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow, beautiful card.....

HUgs
Judith