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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Sugar Creek Hollow "Christmas" Challenge

The challenge for this week over at Sugar Creek Hollow is to make a 'Vintage Christmas Card'.  And you know I love me some vintage, now don't you!  And the vintage image I chose to use is just so pretty . . . I love the coats on the little girls, the red one especially.  Here is my card based on this week's challenge . . .

Supplies Used:

  • Base (kraft) card stock - The Paper Studio
  • Patterned paper - Jillibean Soup
  • Image - Flickr???
  • Vintage velvet ribbon and lace - my stash (estate sale finds)
  • Flowers and gems - Prima
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Covered button - my stash (button from ebay)
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities

Tools Used:
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Cricut Expression and Elegant Edges cartridge (Ctrus2-s set at 6" using Oblong feature)
  • Scissors, ruler, craft knife, rotary cutter

  • I covered the button with a deeper beige fabric and an off white vintage lace for a vintage feel
  • I love how the 'Fancy' Christmas sentiment from SRM Stickers matches the feel of the card, and the fact the snowman is obviously 'greeting' the girls and puppy brings them (sticker and pic) together.

And there you have my card;  I sure hope you've enjoyed it!  And stick around, because I've got another card for another challenge coming right up!  Blessings, Becky


Patti P. said...

Becky, this is that postcard image and your velvet and lace is so pretty. I always look forward to seeing what you are going to create...So glad you could play along with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Patti SCH/DT

Cec said...

Fabulous card. I love the image and that great covered button. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Sharon Basel said...

I love the vintage image you've used on your card Becky. Such a wonderful design and colors. A real beauty! Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.