Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow Fun

It's STILL snowing here in N.E. Ohio so that means I'm spending a lot of time in my crafting cave playing with ink, paper, digis, markers, lace, pearls ... and anything else I can get my hands on.  SO with that being said, forgive my over abundance of postings over the next couple of days ... I just want to share what I make with you and hopefully pass along some inspiration!

First is a sweet digi image from Sugar Creek Hollow that I picked up over on their group at CDAC. The bird is a stamp from Woodware USA and the sentiment is Inkadinkado.  This beautiful lace is by Wright, pearls by Kaiser and satin ribbon by Offray.  I have colored this pretty digi with Whispers Strokes markers from JoAnn's.

Challenges this card fits are:
Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Sentiment Sunday - Sentiment and Anything with Wings
Scrappy Frogs - use Sentiment
Gingerloft - Celebration
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Things with Wings
Woodware USA - Hearts


It has been brought to my attention also that there's a wonderful sketch challenge going on over at the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog and you know I can't pass up a sketch challenge!  LOL!!  Unfortunately I don't have many SCH images other than Christmas so I'll be playing the challenge with a different company image.

This sweet bird image is from Crafty Secrets Birds & Blooms Creative Scraps.  I have quadruple matted it to pick up the colors in the image then continued on with this fun sketch.  The items used in this creation are: Making Memories designer paper, flowers are Prima, Kaiser pearls, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch and a SU sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!


  1. Such lovely cards. Especially the bright and cheerful first one. Really great!

  2. So glad you found us and made a card with the sketch. I love the sentiment you paired with the image. Check out the freebies at the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and you might find something you can use in one of our next fun challenges although it is you are not required to use an SCH image and will get 2 entries if you do. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  3. these are sooo wonderful Darlene!!!! LOVE the bright and cheerful colors on the first one and your second card is FABULOUS TOO!!!!!! I dug myself and got my charger today woohoo actually hubby picked it up for me :)!!!! Hope you are doing good gf!!

  4. Darlene, I'm so excited that I get to visit your post for both Woodware USA and Sugar Creek Hollow!! I love what you did with the bird from Birdsong! And, your SCH card is an awesome version of the sketch! I agree with Cec...check out the freebies on SCH if you haven't already!

  5. Darlene these cards are fabulous! I love the heart Digi and Hope to use it soon.
    Thanks for playing along in this weeks Challenge and I hope you can join us again soon
    Dawn- SCHDT

  6. Wow! These are both so beautiful! I absolutely love the bold, bright colors you've used with the heart image. What a striking anniversary card!
    As for the other card...I'm a big bird lover so in my opinion this is perfect with the Sugar Creek Hollow sketch this week. You're making me want Spring back! I love the yellow DP. Great job on both cards. They're wonderful!
    Hope to see you again on Saturday for next weeks challenge.
    Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

  7. Oh Darlene, what a bright and cheery card in the dead of winter!!! Made me smile when I came over here. Love the soft yellows and blues together. Just the perfect compliment for your vintage bird image. Come back and join us next week for our FABRIC will LOVE it!

  8. Beautiful card...thanks for joining us this week at A Gem Of A Challenge.

    Take care
    San x

  9. Hi Darlene!
    We're thrilled to have you join our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow - I'm a big fan of your creations. This card you created for the SCH challenge is absolutely lovely-what a pretty and vintage image with the birds - such beautiful colors in it that you've highlighted so well with your papers and embellishments. A wonderful take on the sketch too. Thanks for joining us at SCH and I hope you'll return for our next challenge on Saturday too!

  10. Darlene,
    So glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
    I love both of your cards. Your heart card is just lovely! The colors are so cheerful and great coloring of the beautiful heart.
    You did a fantastic job with the sketch challenge, the bird image is lovely.
    Hope you can come back next week We are doing a fun Fabric challenge.

  11. What gorgeous cards and love the colouring and detail :)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx

  12. All wonderful cards...Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy xx

  13. Both cards are gorgeous! I love the bright colors.

    Thank you for joining our “Anything with Wings” challenge at Sentimental Sundays . We hope to see you again this week.


  14. Totally gorgeous i love it! Thanks playing along with Sentimental Sunday's Anything with Wings Challenge! Hugz Sal x

  15. Both card are very nice! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays "Anything with Wings" challenge!
    Tracy Valure

  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge! xx Jenny xx

  17. hi, new to the site, thanks.


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