Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow

Good day bloggers! It's a sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and that means a new challenge, gorgeous DT cards for a little inspiration and a wonderful showing of talent from all of you that participate in the weekly fun. Seriously, we are so overwhelmed with the gorgeous entries to the Sugar Creek Hollow challenges! So keep them coming - we so appreciate your participation and sharing your creativity with us.

The challenge this week is "Inside Out" - decorating your card on the inside as well as the outside.  So for those of you who love to add the multitude of details, embellishments and eye candy on your card, this just gives you more space to work with!!!!  I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with that will inspire me to spend more time working on the inside details of my cards than I do. And if you're like me, I sometimes wait and do the inside of the card later and by then you've lost the mojo to do it with the details that differentiate your handmade cards from others.

So this is the inside of my card today - somewhat simple but carries the theme from the front to the inside with the polka dots, diecut (Nesties Labels 17), violets and embossing. I only had to color three more violet clusters and if I didn't do it now when creating the card in the first place, the inside would have ended up with a yawn.

Here's a closeup of the front. I'm using the Sugar Creek Hollow image "February Flower of the Month". If you look at the focal panel and the navy polka-dot background it is a flap that unfolds. This is a modified gatefold card with the top panel overlapping the bottom - kind of like the ballots they use at the Oscars (so fitting for this weekend don't you think!). I've also used some of the Country Crinkle Ribbon that Tracy offers at the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe.

Now take a moment and visit the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and see the rest of the design team creations for a little inspiration on decorating the inside of your cards. And then join us in the challenge this week - I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Heide said...

This is just Super! Love all the clusters of Violets that you have added. Inside and out.
Always fun to see what you have created!

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

Wow! So pretty. Your inside is pretty enough to be the card front! I love the use of multiple violets! They're beautiful! Love the color combo too! What an amazing card!

Carissa said...

Gorgeous card. The flowers are so pretty and are a real reminder of spring. Beautiful the way that you have done the inside too.
Carissa

marsha said...

Sharon, WOW is this ever stunning! I just love the combo of violet and navy together and how you extended the violet flower on your image! The crinkly ribbon looks fabulous - just like leaves. Your coloring is gorgeous and your card is just as beautiful on the inside!
Hugs,
Marsha

Patti P. said...

Sharon, I love the way you've used mutiples of the violets and your color combo is spot on!! Your special fold really makes this card stand out. I love everything about it and really enjoy all the inspiration that I get from visiting your blog. SCH is one of my fav sites and it's all because of your great DT. Tfs.

Maria Matter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sharon!! love this color too! great job!
Looking forward to working with you @ DP!!!
hugs & blessings

Julie said...

Your card is just lovely. Your placement of the flowers is wonderful. It feels like there are four different stamps, or one big beautiful stamp. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside.I will miss you all so much. I have loved working with the team. I hope you enter some challenges when time permits.

Hugz,
Julie

Donna Moore said...

Absolutely and totally exquisite! Wow, Sharon, you have just blown me away!!
hugs
donna

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card sharon, lovely flower and a beautiful color.

greetings karin

Jess Willison said...

Sharon this card is stunning! Love the colouring!

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sharon!! Beautiful coloring and details!!

Chris (catt871) said...

Oooh this is so pretty!!!! I love those flowers!!!!