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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 54

Aaaahhhhh....I just love Thursdays when it's a Sugar Bowl sort of Thursday.
The sketch for challenge 54 has been provided by the most Sweetest gal ever, the lovely Lilian, and it's a fabby sketch as always, and you can place your image wherever you like. The option should you wish to use it, is a nice and easy one - Clean and Simple.
This card did NOT turn out how I'd planned. I saw the three central boxes and decided to stamp out 3 different images and use one in each of the boxes. But then I was poorly and although the images where all stamped I had only coloured one of them. So with the deadline looming, I either used the single image or didn't get my card made in time. Sorry Lilian, I didn't do justice to your lovely sketch!


Poor little love, she looks lost on this card! And again I chopped bits of her off. Last time Miss Fashionista was cropped at the legs, this time she's been chopped off at the waist...next time there'll be nothing left but the bow on her head! I promise faithfully that the next Sugar Bowl card will be a full, non-mutilated image but I needed to use this little lady. This beauty is called Spread Your Wings and available to buy HERE.
She's been coloured with DI's, not much colouring I know but it still took me a couple of hours! The DP is SU's Elegant Soiree. I got to use my new MS Cherish punch too. Punched flowers and a few pearls complete the card.


The fabulous prizes for the lucky winners...yes that's TWO prizes again, are their choice of 6 of the new Sugar Nellie stamps for each winner from the Simply Sassy, Mary Hall or Country Cousins ranges. How's that for a wowzer of a prize eh?

All the details can be found over on the Sugar Bowl blog along with plenty of ideas and inspiration from the other sweeties.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xxx

37 comments:

  1. Hi Elaine
    Your card is gorgeous,love the colour's and a fab sketch,hope you are feeling better,
    Love and Hugs
    Dianne xx :)

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  2. Woww Elain, you did a great job, waht a great card!
    hugs Tiets

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  3. Picking jaw up off floor. this is stunning sweetie! Coloured to perfection as always. Love the punched boder its so effective. Hope you are wel sweetie...miss you :)

    Have a fab day whatever you are doing.

    Ali x

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  4. Elaine this is a gorgeous card hun, hope that you are feeling better.xx

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  5. Elaine I hate to disagree with you but I think this card is perfect with just the one image. The flowers are fab and the colouring is brill. Loving the colour scheme you've used too. Fantastico!!

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  6. Fav colours again its stunning! Loving the papers too!
    Dazie
    x

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  7. Hi Elaine

    Fabulous card, great take on the sketch thank you for the inspiration.

    Hugs Ali x

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  8. Its gorgeous thats a cute image colours are great x

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  9. Hello Elaine, what a fab sketch and i love that image.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  10. Hello Elaine, what a fab sketch and what a loveley image.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  11. I love your card; your colours and design are all fantastic! Hazel x

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  12. Hi Elaine, It may not have turned out like you envisioned but it is a fabulous card. Don't be too hard on yourself. Fabulous colouring and lush paper. This is a terrific sketch.
    hugs
    Marion

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  13. Well I think your card looks stunning! I actually prefer this image this size - all the focus is on her big eyes, big bow and her fab hair! Loving the border punch too.....Susie x

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  14. Beautiful card, I love the portrait-kind of layout! Lovely details and amazing colors as always. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  15. I think I like just the one picture, if you had put the others on it might have been too busy. Glad you are feeling a little better. Love, G. legs

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  16. I don't know what you are talking about...this card is PERFECT!!! So cute how you used just her upper portion of the image and did the flowers in the other squares. Your coloring is always amazing to see!!!!
    Hugs and I hope you are doing well!

    Dena

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  17. Lovely card, Elaine. Hope you are feeling a bit better x

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  18. Hi Elaine - isn't it funny how we all like different things..... I was just thinking how elegant it looked with the one image before reading you weren't happy with it! I like the way you make a stamp much more versatile by using part of it. Hope you're feeling better. Hugs SarahSx

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  19. I love this card, and it is nonsense that you have not executed it very well, it is stunning, Your colouring is beautifully done, take care sweetie, hugs Sarah B x

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  20. I love it Elaine! gorgeous image, beautifully coloured and what a fabulous layout too ~ cannot wait to play in this challenge lol!

    Hope you are feeling better hun :o)

    hugs Vicky xx

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  21. This is really fantastic. Love the colors you've used. The image is sooo cute and colored perfectly! Great job!

    Huge hugs, Kiki

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  22. Gorgeous card sweetie! So love the colors you have used and your coloring is ♥♥♥

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  23. Hi there Elaine, I love it. The colorcombination is great. Your card is gorgeous, as always!!!
    hugs Yvonne

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  24. Hi Hun, oh you do make me laugh, love your card hun,even if she been cut in half lol, lovely papers and flowers, love your punch too,look forward to the bow next time lol!!
    Hugs Liz xx

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  25. this is just perfection Elaine! the colours are perfect, the colouring is perfect and I love that MS Cherish punch too, I can't use mine enough
    Hope you're over the lurgy now - will send you a proper catch up email as soon as I get some peace to compose it :S
    Debz
    x

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  26. Hi Elaine
    lovely card, love the sweet image, also luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv your flower's. Hope you are feeling much better.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  27. Oh hon this is just breath taking. I so love the papers and the coloring is just gorgeous as always dear. I guess I had better get busy on the sketch challenge. Hope you are feeling well dear. Hugs

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  28. Hi Elaine,
    I love how you've done the sketch, the image fits perfectly with it. It's gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  29. Elaine, your card is as lovely as ever! I love love love your cards - they are always beautifully colored and with the clean look too. Don't you dare think you did my sketch an injustice! lol! :) Have a wonderful weekend and sending get well wishes your way :)

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  30. Fabulous Darlin!! totally my colours and your touches are just perfect!
    Biggest of hugs,
    Marlene x

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  31. Pretty card...gorgeous colour combo x

    Jenny x

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  32. oh this is stunning Elaine i love it xx

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  33. Well - I actually think this is the better option, I love the way the two flowers frame her & she is the focal point of the card. That border is a stunner & I love your pearls along it. She works beautifully chopped & I can see why your colouring takes a couple of hours - that softness needs working with & patience & I know from dabbling in the Distress Inks that they take patience & diligence to work with, especially with the beautiful results you achieve with them. Hope you're very very much improved.
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

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  34. Your colouring is amazing Elaine and love the Dps too, this is a beautiful card Hugs
    Sarah x

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  35. Oh Elaine...I smiled when you apologized for using just a single cropped Simply Sassy Sweetie...because I was just thinking how much I love that look and really must try it myself! It's stunning, hunny bunny!! I love the colors and DPs...and the flowers on either side of this sweet little darlin' are just as perfect as they can be! I love it!! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  36. Elaine, this is absolutely fabulous. I'm in love. Got to be up there with one of your best.
    Nxxx

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  37. Hiya Elaine,

    Stunning card, chick! I LOVE how you colour with those DI's! I'll have to give it a try sometime ;)
    You made me do a lol when you described the chopping! :D

    Keep up the good work hun!

    Hugs, Meesh. XX

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