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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 39

Morning folks. It's my favourite day of the fortnight and it's a Thursday so it must be time for the new Sugar Bowl Challenge. The sketch for challenge 39 has been provided by the very Sweet Lilian and the option is to use some BLUE. My first thought when I saw the sketch was 'brilliant Lilian' a nice and quite simple sketch but my first problem was that I don't actually have much blue paper. Shocking I know, but true!
 Hubby said it was totally unbelievable considering the amount of paper I do have. I know the option is just that, an option, but I really do prefer to include it if possible.
Then when I started to make the card I decided that I did not like the sketch (sorry Lilian, but please read on) because the layout covers a lot of the card and doesn't leave much room for my embellies.
But boy, when the card was finished I loved it and believe me, I never say I love one of my own cards.
No glitter, no flowers but the image is the real focal point, and I LOVE the sketch, Lilian you're a genius!


The fabulous prize for the very lucky winner is 4 new 'fun & fairytales' Manga stamps which are due for release very soon and a set of 12 new Letraset Aquamarkers. I can't wait to see the new Mangas!


The image is a Sweet Art Ebony stamp called Chick-a-dee available Here. I have to confess that this is the first time this little girl has been inked up, but I do so love the older Elizabeth Bell designs.
DP is Basic Grey Periphery and she's coloured with my usual DI's.
Apart from a few pearls that's it. I don't think I've ever made a card with so little embellies.
I look forward to hearing your views on this one!
Don't forget to visit all the Sweeties for some more inspiration and I hope you'll all join in with this challenge.
Before I go, I would like to tell you that Tiets has stepped down from her sweetie position just for a little while, and we are eagerly awaiting her return.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, gorgeous image.

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  2. Well, Mrs!

    I LOVE it too....I think I'm using less and less embellishments these days too!

    You should always LOVE your work, it's FABULOUS!

    Thank you Sweetie!

    G x

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  3. Wow, Elaine I love your card aswell, it's really gorgeous! The way you colour is really fantastic! Hope to learn it like you do once!
    hugs Yvonne

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  4. Gorgeous Elaine!! Your coloring is always amazing!!

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  5. Wow Elaine it's gorgeous! I'm definately gonna try that sketch. Your card is stunning, simplicity sometimes wins out eh?

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  6. Elaine this is stunning and love the papers you have used and of course your colouring is spot on. Must dig out some blue papers now.

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  7. Wow Elaine, this is gorgeous, love your papers hun, your colourings beautiful as usual and the image is so adorable, hope work's a little easier now lol, hugs Liz xx

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  8. wow elaine your card is fabulous I love your coloring she's great
    hugs lia

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  9. Lovely Card and your Followers is ok!
    I wish you a nice day.
    Brigitte

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  10. Beautiful card! And your couloring is as beautiful as usual.
    Hugs,
    Ina

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  11. ohh elaine!!! so cute and sweet is your card!!! i love blue with white, looks always fresh and exquisit!!

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  12. Elaine, your card and coloring is truly stunning! Whew, I am so glad you liked the sketch in the end :) Have a lovely day!

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  13. Hi Elaine oh my gosh your colouring i love it more every time i see it stunning work and what an awesome prize this week xx

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  14. I absolutely adore this image and the colours you've used look stunning! I like the fewer embellies for this card - the image and papers are too beautiful! Susie x

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  15. This is so gorgeous! The image is stunning and really stands out without the embellies! The pearls are a perfect addition. I am going to need to learn to distress my edges as beautifully as you!

    Hugs Judy xx

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  16. This card is beautiful Elaine. Clean & simple means the image is the focus which it truly deserves. :-) xx

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  17. This card is soooooo AMAZING Elaine!
    Your colouring is fantastic as always and the image is sooo sweet.
    Lots of hugs, Swantje x

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  18. Hi Mandy wow love that card and youve done a brilliant job of it especially around the edge of your image it really sets it of, your colouring is gorgeous to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  19. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous card,
    hugs Dianne xx :)

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  20. Wow Elaine, This is just fab-u-lus, Perfect image and coloured so beautifully. Love it.
    Marion

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  21. I love this card too! Sweet image, beautiful colouring and such a great night. Love Kerry xx

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  22. I agree Elaine........it's a gorgeous card, and you still amaze me with your fabulous coloring, you really bring the characters to life, the pearls are a lovely touch bringing your eye to the middle of the card. So pat yourself on the back too as you're a genius.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  23. Wow!!, need this stamp. Your card is simply stunning and the sketch is yummy!!, cannot wait till the weekend to play in my craftroom lol!!Love your papers and the colours are gorgeous!!
    Take care hun, love Vicky xx

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  24. Just stop by to say Hi!!! your SB card is adorable-- so soft and sweet:)
    I agree with the embellies statement--not often do I do a card without them--eeekkkk!
    May have to try--Love it!
    Blessings

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  25. Yes, your card is gorgeous!! It certainly doesn't need any more embellishments, those pearls are just perfect! What a gorgeous image! I love it ♥

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  26. A gorgeous card, Elaine
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  27. elaine!! now i am sure! you are not from this world, this coloration is not possible for a human beeing.....
    you are soooo wonderful talented!!!
    love love love it again!!!

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  28. Hi again, Elaine. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I'd like to say thank you by passing on an award to you. Susie x

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  29. Hi Elaine- who needs embellies when you can colour like you do and chose such gorgeous DP. Less is definitely the new more!! LOL
    Glad to see you posting more. Have a lovely weekend.
    Many hugs,
    Trish x

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  30. Absolutely stunning - your use of pearls never ceases to amaze me. The layering of the elements is super too & so effective. It's absolutely perfect as it is - no embellishments required for it's magical like this.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  31. Hi Elaine
    your card is beautiful, your colouring is fantastic (I know I often tell you that, but it's true it is fantastic), you really do not need any embellies or glitter etc as you are such a genius with your colouring, a truly stunning card.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  32. Such a pretty card, Elaine! I love that image and you have made an awesome job of making it such a gorgeous focal point. No wonder you love it! I do too!!! Hugs, Sem x

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  33. Hi Elaine,
    have to agree with crafty nan your colouring say's it all x
    hope your well, we have glorious sunshine here x
    hugs
    Suzie qX

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  34. Hi Elaine wow this is gorgeous love the simple but effective layers less is def..more..

    Hugs Christine xx

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  35. Beautiful, what pretty coloring!

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  36. Absolutely, such a gorgeous card. Your coloring is BEYOND BELIEF!!! Wow!! Love this little girl...she's precious also.

    Hugs, Sheila

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  37. This is beautiful, love your distressing! :)

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  38. Such a cute and gorgeous card! Love your colouring with DI...I really must dig mine out and give it a go! eek! ^.^

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  39. Elaine this is absolutely stunning hun, your colouring is beautiful & perfect, & I love the image you've used.
    Sorry I've not been around hun, been having a bit of a nightmare time
    hugs Mandy xx

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  40. Oooh Elaine. This is absolutely stunning. I absolutely love it!!!

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  41. Stunning card Elaine. Love that image and the colouring is fabulous.
    hugs
    Marion

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  42. Another stunning card, I am in awe of your colouring!
    Kaz xx

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