Saturday 26 November 2011

Fancy Folds at Sugar Creek Hollow

Hi Everyone

I am really pleased and proud today to be a guest design team member for Sugar Creek Hollow. They want to see a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card with fancy folds. Now I have to admit with being in the run up to Christmas at school I really didn't have the time to get into something really exotic and fancy, but I have got more than one fold, so I hope that counts. I apologise for the quality of the photographs today, they were taken at night in ordinary house light, so not the best I am afraid.

I have used an arch triptych card that I bought a pack of a long time ago and it comes with the panels already cut and embossed. I covered these panels with distress stains and shabbied and inked the edges, then decorating them with vintage photos from Crafty Individuals and other bits and pieces. I really enjoyed just finding things from my stash rather than starting from scratch and creating everything I need as I go along. I really must do this more often so as to use up more of my supplies.

I hope you are having a good weekend. I should really get myself organised with finishing off Christmas present buying and getting cards written and in the post. I have been really lucky this year as my sister Chris has made alot, and I mean alot, of cards for me knowing I wouldn't have the time, so I have no excuse. Anyway enjoy your day whatever you are doing.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PS - tune in for next Sunday's fabulous challenge at FSC and if you are getting fed up with the Christmas themes, I will give you a clue, we have a challenge on my most favourite topic at the moment. Can you guess?



Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning piece, I love the fold, very effective. Congratulations on your guest slot. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

Irene said...

Great card Brenda,you have embellished it just right, and I so love the shape.
Irene xx

Renee Matarese said...

Brenda, this is just gorgeous! I'm so glad you could be our guest designer at Sugar Creek Hollow. I love the soft pink paper you used and all of the wonderful flowers. The distressing really makes the paper pop too. Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Brenda, this would good life size in standing in the corner of a bedroom. Sue C x
P.S. Had a mild panic attack when I saw the note about FSC, our next post is next week end :-)

Heide said...

What a wonderful project. I love the arch on this card and all you lovely embellishments. Welcome as guest designer at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Margreet said...

congrats on being GDT Brenda....gorgeous project...they look like church windows....just wanted to let you know that I have some blog candy on my are welcome to enter!...sorry for not being around for 2 weeks because I'm off to Florida!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Von said...

Lots of lovely finds there Brenda all brought together to make one lovely card :)
Bah humbug
Von xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, your piece is beautiful! I often find working with what I have on hand produces some of my favorite cards. Sounds like you further shed than me with Christmas! Take care. Yvonne

Meggymay said...

Wow, so many gorgeous details to look at, love the shape.
Yvonne x

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Love all the little details. Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Congratulations on your guest slot, this card is truly stunning, love the feel ...hugs trace x

Anonymous said...

Oh la la, very pretty!

Gina said...

Oh My!! And you felt the need to apologise for these gorgeous pics??
Absolutely stunning :D XXX

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Artist.
Gorgeous use of CI images. I've fallen in love with this piece.

craftymum said...

This is so lovely Brenda.
Hope school is going okay. 3 more weeks!!!!!
hugs sarah x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Brenda...and loving all your beautiful embellies too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love the way you've embelished it - so many lovely details x

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card full of vintage charm and calm if you know what i mean. Great to hunt through the stash and find nice things as well. Soon be Christmas and you can chill a little XOXO Zoe

DesignerDiva said...

This is beautiful Brenda and definately 'exotic' The design and details are gorgeous
Hope you are well
Hugs Laurie xx

Patti P. said...

Brenda, I love this card! The embossing is a beautiful touch and lucky you that it was already there for you to distress. Your stash items made for a gorgeous LO and the vintage images couldn't be more perfect. So glad you took the time to join us as guest designer this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. Good luck with all of your Christmas preperations. I decorated the outside of our home today and hope to finish inside the first of the week. Seems like time just speeds along too fast.
Have a great rest of your weekend.
Patti SCH/DT

Terry said...

Beautiful fancy fold! Beautiful embossing and images! Love the flowers and butterflies! Have a great evening!

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous card, luv the details...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Silvia(Barnie) said...

First of all congrats to your guest design spot. Your fancy fold card looks wonderful, love all the texture on it and the elements.

cheryl said...

oh congratulations hun on your GD,spot hun so well deserved too,as for your creation today hun its just stunning,your detail is always first class hugs cherylxxxx

Shirl said...

Way to go girlie congrats on your GD place. This is one adorable card Brenda and I'm sure it qualifies for the fancy folds.

Wow oh wow are the FSC entrants in for a little treat with your next DT piece ... stunning and more.

Hugs Shirley x x

Kathyk said...

As always - a fabulous project from you, LOVE IT

Happy Sunday


Juls said...

this is just bautiful! Hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I am just playing catch up and the first thing I would like to say is THANK YOU I received the tag this morning and it is even more beautiful in real life, I can touch, feel and admire it at close quarters, it is something that I will treasure forever. I love this beautiful creation I do love the colours and what wonderful images and embellishments you have used, each and every panel looks amazing.
Lorraine x