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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 57

Cor Blimey... I must be getting really old! The weeks just fly on past and in the blink of an eye it's suddenly my favourite day again, Sugar Bowl day. The sketch for this challenge has been provided by Sweetie Maria Therese and it's a fabby sketch, quite a simple one that you can dress up or dress down to suit your own style.
The option, if you choose to follow it, is a colour combo of purple and green. Now I'd better warn you that I may have a few surprises up my sleeve with this one, so don't all be too shocked!


I guess the most obvious surprise is the total lack of purple - or green. But in my defense I couldn't find any papers in those colours. I did have some Bo Bunny ones but I loved them so much that I used them all up!
The next surprise is that for this card I decided to dress it down....now that's a real shocker huh? And lastly, I reverted back to my true Frankenstinian self and hacked her legs off :-)
I know, I know...I'm just a rebel really, but I so wanted to ink up this little beauty and she wouldn't have fitted the sketch without a little of my 'cosmetic surgery'.
This image is very aptly named Fabulous Darling and available to buy HERE, she's been coloured with the usual DI's and Nick Bantock inks. The DP is Tilda Frosted Bluegreen, another of my favourites which I really should use instead of hoarding. A bit of glamour dust on her bow and pull-ups - but you'll have to enlarge the photo to see it..or not? You know when you just know you have something but can't think who made it or where it is? That was me and that sentiment, I knew I had something with the word 'Fabulous' on it but it took me the best part of an hour to locate it, and it's from a Stempelglede set.


So.....you all want to know what the prize is? It's amazing! A full set of the soon-to-be-released Sassy set 6 stamps (oh my...I have seen these images and they are gorgeous) AND a set of the new nestabilities.
There's no other challenge blog that offers prizes like these! 
Pop on over to the Sugar Bowl for all the details and lots of inspiration from the other sweeties.

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

35 comments:

  1. Oh Oh Oh this is delish!!!! Loving those papers and she is coloured to perfection as always.

    Ali x

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  2. Beautiful card, you rebel and LOL at the cosmetic surgery. Fab colouring in and I love the background behind the image. Very yummy indeed.

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  3. what a fabulous car - i love that layout and those soft feminine colours .
    Just gorgeous Elaine
    Lisa x

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  4. Hi Elaine
    love your card (EXCEPT) for the hacking of her legs & feet, although the more I look the better I am liking it, (I just hope this hacking of body part's isn't catching)lol. I luvvvvvvvvvvvvv those paper's soooooooo pretty.You are so brave to have stamped the sentiment straight on to your card.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  5. Gorgeous card sweetie! Still drooling heavily over that die.. And I think with that die you have perfect amount of stash on!

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  6. Wowzers Elaine! Your coloring is just fabby! I do LOVE your doily. Your colors are simply gorgeous - yes I know they're not purple and green ;) Happy weekend!

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  7. Hi Elaine
    it's me (again) forgot to say (put it down to really really OLD age) love the image.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  8. Wow !!!!!!!!!!! I so love this dear. It is just gorgeous. The pearls and that circle die OMG !!!!!!!!! Just breath taking dear. I love it. You rocked it as always dear. Hugs

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  9. Elaine, your card is adorable..., everything is just perfect !!!
    Big Hugs,
    Monika

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  10. fantastic card elaine.i love this sassy and your colouring is amazing.gorgeous papers and design :d

    xx coops xx

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  11. Hi Elaine, fab card, love the sketch too, will be having a play later to enter this one,love the pearls too.xx

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  12. Wow Elaine
    A gorgeous card love the colour and the frame ia gorgeous,and fab colouring,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  13. Oh Elaine you do make me laugh, love your card hun, hacked off though she is lol, love your circle hun, what have you used? nothing like cheek lol,
    fab pearls and colours hunny, have a lovely night and weekend hun, hugs Liz xx

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  14. Wow Elaine, what a gorgeous card. Love, love it. The papers, the colors and that image is just to cute.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  15. ooh la la, this is so elegant I love it!! ♥

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  16. Ohhhhh, it is killing me to say this but I really like this image! Maybe missing cankles is part of it but her face and hair are adorable! Great job coloring as always and will be on the lookout for pink, green and purple paper....

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  17. Hi Elaine!! Aren't you so sweet. Thank you for visiting my blog...and for the sweeet comments!! I stopped over at the Sugar Bowl this morning...you see, I still can't quite believe I'm no longer a Sweetie! I miss you...and almost cried when I read the sweet thing Gayle wrote about me!! I worked a 14 hour day in our new clinic yesterday...and I know I'm doing good things...I just miss playing with my Sugar Nellie images...especially my Sassy sweeties!! And your gorgeous card makes me miss them even more!! And it IS gorgeous, sweet friend...even with the amputated legs! LOLOLOL! You crack me up!! OK...well, maybe I'll just have enter the Sugar Bowl...cool prizes!! Missin' you bunches!! Sending huge hugs across the water for you!! Pat

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  18. Hi Elaine...... I LOVE this card and that layout... your colouring is superb... and that image is FAB!
    And now I hope you're mopping up all the blood from the floor after your Frankenstein moment!
    Hugs
    Christine x
    PS Hope you're feeling a bit better now!

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  19. Ohh Elaine, This is just fabulous. I love that paper and the image is just gorgeous. Terrific colouring as always and a super doily cut frame. Have a great weekend hun.
    hugs
    Marion

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  20. Hi sweetie, this is stunning, a gorgeous creation, in fab colours hugs pops x x x

    And thank you mwah x

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  21. Hi Elaine,

    Firstly, can I just say thank you for always dropping by my blog and leaving lovely comments. They make my day! I haven't commented as much as I would like because things are just so hectic with work/home!

    Anyway, your card is just gorgeous and the "Fabulous" was well worth searching for, it finishes the card nicely. The image as always is coloured beautiful.

    Love Kerry xxx

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  22. Wow, Elaine love your card!!! It's so beautiful.
    hugs Yvonne

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  23. Love your detial here - that rouge in her compact & yes I can see the glamour dust. The doily (die??) is gorgeous & I love the way you've used different sizes of pearls. The way that frill of her blouse picks seems to be picked out by the patterned paper (or t'other way about) is effective too. Hopefully our phone wires are now fixed so I'll be back to my normal routines of commenting.........
    Paula (PEP)

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  24. This is gorgeous! Love it! The Stempelglede sentiment is perfect. :)

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  25. Hi Elaine your not the only one who has lost a wk...someones pinched mine too..
    think this means were getting old!!!
    def a gorgeous sassy creation..& yes I have that set of stamps another must use piece of stash..gawd is there no end to it?? NO..yes I can see her sparkle ..yummy ..

    smiles Christine xx

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  26. Hi Elaine,
    This is gorgeous and I love your image, I love the frame around your image too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  27. Wow, your colouring of this image is gorgeous. Fantastic card. Carissa

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  28. yes .... you are right, a super layout, just loving your take on it, and I did see a little of your sparkle lol,who cares if we can't see her feet,lol
    Tilly x

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  29. Oh Elaine your colouring is super, beautiful card hun.

    Hugs Ali x

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  30. Hi Elaine your colouring as always is amazing and just love the dps and colours too, can see your sparkle a beautiful make love it, Hugs
    Sarah x

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  31. Elaine, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
    Your colouring is AMAZING. Beautiful paper, an adorable image and a fantastic frame.
    Perfect!!!
    Luv
    Swantje

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  32. I am so happy I found your blog! I love all your creations and you have amazing talent. I am sure I will return again and again for wonderful inspiration!
    hugs,

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  33. wow stunning card Elaine!!! love the colour combo!

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