Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow

I've had this under wraps for a bit, and now I get to share this great news with you. I have been asked to join the DT gals at Sugar Creek Hollow... a place where vintage, shabby chic and primitive all come together. First, it's a style I love, and second, a style I'm longing to work on and become better at. Know what I mean?

So, it's Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and that means a new challenge. Before I get to the challenge, let me tell you about some changes to the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team.

First, we are losing a couple of our wonderful designers because of family commitments. Marsha has been with Sugar Creek Hollow since the very beginning and her wonderful vintage designs will be missed. While Heide hasn't been with us as long, she has inspired us all each week with some gorgeous designs. Renee is going to stay with the team but will be scaling back her participation. Starting in the New Year she will become our Feature Artist and will share how recycling and repurposing are done the vintage way. These ladies have made valuable contributions to the Sugar Creek Hollow team.

So, I am one of the three new designers starting in January. All of us are sharing our vintage beauties for this challenge so you can get a preview of things to come.

Here's the newest additions to the Sugar Creek Hollow design team...
Linda Payne from Payne Holler Cards
Daniele Haddon from The Musings of a Chocoholic 
Peggy Marsh from The Wired Angel (that's me!)

Now for the challenge details. With Christmas close at hand, this week's challenge is to make a CHRISTMAS CARD IN NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS. Don't forget that we are a vintage, shabby chic or primitive challenge and we'll be looking for your creation in these styles.

Please welcome this week's lovely new sponsor, Delicious Doodles, who will be providing one random winner with 4 digis of her choice. The random winner will also receive a Sugar Creek Hollow winner's badge to display. The Design Team will also choose a Card of the Week and the creator will also receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot. That's a lot of stuff to win for some lucky people.

Don’t forget, we also have Christmas Blog Candy for one lucky winner to be chosen from our challenge entries between now and Christmas Eve. Check it out.. you might be the lucky person!

For inspiration, both our current and our new designers have created some fabulous Christmas cards in non-traditional colors using a couple of the images from Delicious Doodles.

Here's my Delicious Doodles digi (called "Christmas Candles") in non-traditional colors...

I love this clean and simple look... white on cream and a bit of Nesties, lace and several coats of crystal lacquer. I paper pieced the poinsettias and doubled them up over the original digital image. Kept everything in a pale peach color.
This reminds me of the first time I saw poinsettias that were other than red or white. I lived in San Diego and often got to visit the Paul Ecke Poinsettia Ranch in Encinitas, California, North San Diego County and that became the only place where I would buy Poinsettias. The poinsettias Ecke grew were amazing.

Have a fantastic day, friends.. I'm so glad you came by and I do hope that you will join us at Sugar Creek Hollow's challenge this week. Let yourself stretch a bit if you haven't tried shabby chic/vintage/primitive. I'm enjoying it and I think you will be glad you tried it too.

I'm also entering this in these challenges...

Southern Girls - Use ribbon
Emerald Faeries - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Clearly Inspired - Christmas
Fairy Tale - Something Christmas
Glitter Geeks - Decoupage
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Christmas No Red Or Green 
Get Hippity with Ippity - Embossing
Karens Doodles - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Stamps R Us -Emboss It
Victorine Originals - Ribbon 


marsha said...

Gorgeous Peggy! The embossing really shows off your beautiful candle image. Congrats on joining SCH!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

How pretty! I love the colors you chose and the big dots. Welcome to the Sugar Creek Hollow team. You're going to love it here and your style fits right in. Have a great weekend.

Heide said...

What a stunning card, loving the embossing and how out have cut out the candle image. You are going to have a great time at SCH, congrats on the DT.
Hugs, Heide

Paulagriff said...

what a beautiful card, i love the clean lines of it, stunning! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

Patti P. said...

Welcome Peggy, I am so looking forward to working with you over the next several months and hope you enjoy being a part of the team as much as I do. Your card is gorgeous, love the peach colors and that beautiful bow. Hope your weekend is wonderful.
hugs to you, Patti

Daniele said...

Hi Peggy just popped by to say a big hello and I'm looking forward to working with you and the rest of the team at Sugar Creek Hollow in the new yaer

Ginny said...

lovely, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles

Barb said...

Congrats, my dear friend! You will bring so much to the team! Sugar Creek Hollow has become one of my favorites because of the vintage styles, so you can count on me to stop by often! This card is definitely one of your most stunning! Love 'n' hugs!

Scrapping Julie said...

Congratulations Peggy. you will make a great addition to this group. Love the card you made and the non traditional color you chose.

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there - love the colors!
so fun to be "together..again"...

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Vicki said...

Congrats, Peggy! This is a perfect team for you! I am always inspired by your projects!! Blessings to you!

Bea und Doreen said...

Beautiful card. It's really gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week.
Doreen xx

Bianca said...

Peggy, your card is absolutly stunning! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Marfa said...

This is honestly a very pretty and well made card. Its simple, but well thought out. Two thumbs up. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks.

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - i love the orange elements , they are really striking
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight

June Nelson said...

This is goregous Peggy xxx

PokSa said...

Wonderful christmas card. Great work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Cathy said...

Love this Peggy, Beautiful candles against the white bg.

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning card, simple idea and fabulous result!!
Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Bettina L. said...

Such a stunning look. Love the background embossing and the clean design. The image looks like it's popping up and it is beautifully decorated with a bow in a colour that looks perfect. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back soon for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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