Monday, January 31, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge and . . .

 . . . another Nicecrane Design 'pyramid' creation.

Happy Monday to You!

You know how much I love 'vintage' ... well the challenge over on Sugar Creek Hollow this week is 'Sweet Vintage Valentine'.  I didn't do your traditional valentine colors on this one ... but chose to use more of the distressed/vintage look and colors.  I have used the Sugar Creek Hollow digi images called 'Valentine Vintage PostCard' which you can find in their store HERE.  After printing the image I used various Tim Holtz distress colors and sponge applicators for my coloring.  I must admit, I'm very happy with the outcome.
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Other challenges:
CD Sunday - Love Is In The Air
Creative Cowgirls - Love Is In The Air
Crazy 4 Challenges - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Marks Finest Papers - Valentine Card
Fussy and Fancy - Valentine no red/pink
Mami Doodles - Magic of Love
Charisma Cardz - Valentine/Love
Delightful Challenges - include a Heart on project
Meljens Designs - Something with Hearts
Fab 'n' Funky - use a Digi
Stampavie and More - Love

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Another fun creation I made this weekend is this "Little Queen Anne" pyramid card.  The pyramid sheet is from Nicecrane Designs and is a NEW RELEASE.  If you haven't checked out what Ignacio has in his store ... you are really missing something AMAZING ... especially if you are a lover of Vintage!

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I have used this week's sketch from Card Patterns for my layout and the designer paper is from the DCWV Far East booklet.  Zva gem swirls were used as an accent as well as satin ribbon from Michaels.

I hear a lot of ladies 'gasp' when they see these sheets and think they CAN'T do this ... well it's really not as hard as it looks and in fact, once you've done ONE ... you'll want to do MORE and Ignacio has a VARIETY of  pyramid sheet sets for you to choose from.  Come On!  Give it a try ... they really have that WOW factor when you share them with friends & family!!

Okay ... must go for now.  They are calling for MORE SNOW & ICE over the next couple of days so I'd better get errands run so I can HIDE OUT in my crafting cave and wait out the storm!!

Have a wonderful day and THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!
Hugs to you!


Lindsay said...

Love those rhinestones and the colors you chose! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Gina said...

Beautiful background papers, and a gorgeous image! Such a sweet little girl :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX
ps Love the postcard art too :D XXX

Carol said...

What a wonderful array of colours for your postcard and such an unusual card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.

Lindsey said...

Great cards! I love the vintage one, the image is lovely!
Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- love the colors of the first, love the dimensional layers of the 2nd....!

Primitive Paper said...

Darlene, very, very, pretty indeed. You have certainly captured the vintage flair on this one with that lovely background. So happy to have you play our challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope you can join us again next week!!! Blessings to you and happy crafting! Tracy, Owner--Sugar Creek Hollow

xGemmax said...

Both cards are beautiful :o)
hugs and xxx

Heide said...

Good to see you again! What a beautiful cards. I love the SCH postcard with he band of flowers so pretty! Thank you for joining in on the fun.
Hugs, Heide

Wanda said...

Great cards! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges! Huggles

Poppet said...

Great card Darlene, love the colours you have used for the back of your image the bluebird looks striking against them. The little dot details around the edge of the doily also look fab and really lift it of the page.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Wow! Another beautiful creation! I LOVE how you colored the bird. He looks like an Indigo Bunting. He looks wonderful with the "tie dye" background. I like how you used the border punch too. Great job! So glad you joined us this week. Can't wait to see what you create next.

Mary Duffek said...

Gorgeous and love your cards....the fabulous postcard on your first card is amazing. Love all the fun colors and the over all vintage feel. Simply fabulous!

Nancy said...

Darlene, your projects are fabulous!! I love the use of the vintage postcard!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Donna Moore said...

Hey Darlene! Gorgeous the way you colored the postcard with the distress inks! I love the outcome, this card is totally scrumptious! I love your Nicecrane card as well. I really must give those a try they turn out so amazing!
Thank you so much for joining SCH again this week, your vintage touch is "right on"!!
SCH design team

marsha said...

Darlene, what rich, vibrant colors! You have certainly mastered painting with distress inks, the postcard is just beyond beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

redwasher1 said...

Awesome cards!!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Marianne said...

Beautiful card! Love the vintage look and the beautiful heart!
Very creative!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Creative Inspirations said...

Both of them are great cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Anonymous said...

Amazing cards!!
Thank You for sharing at Mami Doodles

Kiki said...

Your cards are amazing! So many lovely details - great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at SAM this week.

Hugs, Kiki

~amy~ said...

Such fun cards! Love what you did on the Card Patterns sketch!!

Lauretta See said...

beautiful... great job!! Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Meljens. Hope you will come and see the blog hop we have starting today ;) HUGS X

A.J. said...

I love the colourful bird card with the vintage feel.
Two great cards!
Thanks for playing along with our Love challenge this time over at Craft Your Days Away!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Janet said...

This is just beautiful....I love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Cowgirls.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh Darlene this is gorgeous! I love that you used non-traditional Valentine colors, that's what makes this truly stand out. You have such a knack for vintage! We love seeing your creative work each week - thanks for playing along in our Sugar Creek Hollow challenges!
Sharon, SCH-dT