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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 51.

I had taken a little break from the Sugar Bowl over Christmas, but now I'm very glad to be back in action!
The sketch for challenge 51 has been provided by the lovely Kiki and the option is a nice and easy one - Birthday.
I needed to make a birthday card for a very special little girl who celebrated her 5th birthday yesterday and I hope she liked it. My regular readers will know that I tend to keep my cards pretty simple, but I think this one is a little TOO simple. 


Out came my favourite Christmas stamp of 2010 called Make a Wish, available to buy HERE. I always said that although perfect for Christmas I knew I would also use her for birthdays too. She's coloured with the usual DI's, the papers are Pink Paislee and the sentiment is a LOTV and there's nothing else except a few pearls!

The prize for the winner of this challenge is........A Mystery Prize! And because the prize is from Sugar Nellie I can guarantee that it will be fabulous, as always!
All the details can be found on the Sugar Bowl Blog as well as lots of inspiration from the other Sweeties.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xxx

40 comments:

  1. Wow Elaine, she is adorable and your card is stunning!!
    Have a fabby day!
    Hugs, Marlene xx

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  2. this is beautiful Elaine, such a pretty pink dress.xx

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  3. Hi Elaine,

    I think your card is beautiful. I love the pretty image, she is coloured beautiful.

    Love Kerry xxx

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  4. Beautiful, really soft and pretty.
    hugs

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  5. Stunning card Elaine...I'm sure the special 5 year old will love it. x

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  6. this is so beautiful i just love this fairy she is super cute isn't she and i agree its a nice and easy challenge this week,i love the papers you have chosen too they are lush
    hugs
    Lorraine xx

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  7. This card is so lovely, Elaine!
    I love the fairy and the coloring is so perfect, the contrast in shapes and simple decorations goes really well with the beautiful colors. :)

    Have a nice day! :)
    Hugs, Anne.

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  8. Elaine this is gorgeous, lovely image and colouring, and she's perfect for a birthday too, hugs Liz xx

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  9. this is really gorgeous Elaine!
    Hugs |Tiets

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  10. If I'd been working on this I probably would have thought the same as you but there are a lot of interesting patterns & shapes which don't need any extra embellishment - especially for a 5 year old girl. This is actually as it should be for the scalloped edging echoes the shape of the hearts & any further embellishment would have obscured that. This is definitely LESS IS MORE. Really made me think about shapes & the accenting them. I love your glittery classic look for this fairy & so perfect for a 5 year old who is growing from that toddlery stage to a little girl.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hon this is just gorgeous !!!! Love your papers and that image is so cute. As always your coloring is gorgeous dear and I just love your card hon. Hugs

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  12. I love simple, and I think that the papers make your card perfect! I love that image, which is, as always, coloured so beautifully and I love the sentiment (think this is going to have to be one of my new year investments!!). Susie x

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  13. Hi Elaine I dont think that its simple I think its classy and what else can you do with that sketch its very simple in design. Your card is stunning and not every little girl (mine especially) want anything to fussy, and this one is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  14. Hi Elaine gorgeous creation like Shirley says Classy great sketch fab colours love it..

    smiles Christine xx

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  15. Such a lovely fresh card, love it, HUgs Sarah B X

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  16. Your card is gorgeous sweetie!!!

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  17. Oh Elaine, this is really stunning. The image is one of my favourites and your coloring is perfect! Great job!!!

    Hugs, Kiki

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  18. Gorgeous card hun, so sweet and beautifully coloured
    hugs Mandy xx

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  19. Hiya Elaine!

    Love this card hun!, so simple, clean and perfectly coloured. Just my sort of card!! Great sentiment too and it's great to see you back crafting :o)

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  20. Wow Elaine, She is just fabulous. Love your colour combo and fabby sketch. Nice to see you back with your beautiful cards for the sugar bowl.
    hugs
    Marion

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  21. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous card,love the image and colours you have choosen
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  22. You know I like frills and ribbons, but the clean and simple also appeals to me. I am just not good at it! LOL! Your coloring is just fantastic and this is a perfect card for a special little girl. I love what you did with the sketch.

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  23. She is utterly adorable and coloured to perfection as always. so glad you are back miss seeing your wonderful creations.

    I'm busy beavering away as my DT pack arrived sooooo excited :D

    Luvs ya

    Ali x

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  24. Oh Elaine...your card is so, so, sooooooooooo pretty...I love the DPs and colors you chose...and your image, er, I should say "our" image is just so beautifully colored. It's funny that we chose the same image...great minds think alike! :-) Pat Frank

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  25. Love your gorgeous card Elaine, such a sweet image
    luv
    Debby

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  26. Elaine, I think your card is perfect and not too simple at all :) Beauitful colors and awesome coloring as always :)
    Glad to see you back!

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  27. Hi Elaine.
    You say simple I say stunning, I bet that special little girl lovvvvvvvvvved it too. Lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvv those paper's.
    So nice to see you back making your fab-u-lus cards.
    hugs
    Sandra(craftynan)

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  28. Hi Elaine,
    CAS card, but so pretty and Beautiful as always chum, Hugs
    Sarah x

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  29. Hi Elaine, your card is so cute! Love to visit your blog! I think your colouring is really amazing!
    hugs and a wonderful weekend,
    Yvonne

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  30. Hiya Elaine,

    First of all, the card is not too plain! I love it to bits! All the focus is on the gorgeously coloured image and there's nothing wrong with that :)

    Absolutely stunning, my friend!

    Hugs, Meesh. XX

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  31. Very pretty Elaine, I think the simplicity really makes her beauty shine thru. Have to say even I would like this particular image!

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  32. Simply adorable.
    Love the simple look make the image pop up.

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  33. Loving the stamp and the layout. Beautiful colouring as always.
    Nxxx

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  34. Hi Elaine,
    i am sure your little five year old loved her card lets face it fairies are big and in when your 5!! (actually when your 40 they are still big and in lol)
    no such thing as too simple this is lovely!!(as always)
    enjoy your weekend
    hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  35. Beautiful card Elaine, I love the colours together and the fab gingham paper...on of my favs papers to use...a really gorgeously girly card :) Donna x

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  36. Hi Elaine

    Hope you are well. Beautiful card, such a sweet image- so versatile- and must get my hands on these sentiments. A 5 year old would have loved it - no doubt!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  37. Awe! You make these images even more amazing with your coloring skills!!! Teach me your ways oh great one!!!! haha! The colors are beautiful!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  38. Wonderful card Elaine & so beautifully colored. Nothing you do is ever just simple. It's AMAZING !!! Love to see new things you post as your work is always so inspiring !
    Hugs, Janie

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  39. I saw your card on the Sugar Bowl challenge blog, and I just had to pop over and leave you a small comment as I love it. The little angel/fairy is beautifully coloured and the papers are delish.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Laetitia xx

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