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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 63

As promised, I'm back with a card (at long last) for the new Sugar Bowl challenge. The very lovely Sweetie Erika has provided the sketch for this challenge and the optional theme she has chosen is 'Make Your Own Flowers'. Hmmm a little tricky for me, I do like to add an odd flower to my cards and I did make them myself, sort of?
Ok, I punched them out but that's about as good as it gets from me.


Just for a change I used a Sassy image, bet you're all shocked eh?? This little sweetie is called  Carnival Balloon and as usual she's been coloured with DI's and Nick Bantock inks. The papers are SU but I've no idea what they're called (but I need to order me some of these Nic!) I've used a new Magnolia die that I got for my birthday, thank you Maria xx I got lots of lovely birthday gifts so you'll be seeing them all over the next few weeks :) The flowers are made from a mix of X-cut, EK Success and Woodware punches. A few pearls and the jobs done.
The prize for one lucky winner is a choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, but if there are 100+ entries then the prize will increase to any 6 Sugar Nellie stamps. 
For all the details on how to enter please visit the Sugar Bowl blog, where you will also find lots of lovely cards for inspiration from the other sweeties.

Just one more sleep until the Carnival of Colour arrives in town, I hope you are all going to come along and join in because it's going to be fun, fun, fun...hope to see you all again tomorrow :)

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

30 comments:

  1. Hi Elaine, Georgeous card as always. Fabulous Sassy stamp and wonderful colouring. Pretty papers.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs
    Marion

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  2. I love everything about this card Elaine.. Image, papers, design, flowers.. The LOT!
    Have a fab time at the carnival of colours.. Whatever that may be!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  3. gorgeous as always Elaine, I am studying your fabby colouring and will be playing later...

    Fi
    x

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  4. You did great with the coloring, no smearing at all! And I think your flowers are very pretty, if they were any fussier I think it would have distracted from the card and yes, I will check out all the images tomorrow. Actually kinda of excited, nope, just checked, no fever.

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  5. So gorgeous sweetie!!! And the flowers on your card are so pretty! Love the pearl center!

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  6. Awwww Ealine love this sweet image & your colour combo ie papers wowzer..nowt wrong wi yer flowers cocker..northern slang..I dont really talk like that..do I?? LOL..gonna try me hand a DI AGAIN..

    smiles Christine xx

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  7. Gorgeous and beautiful card
    Elaine,fab colour's,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  8. I'm glad to see your back again with such a gorgeous card!!!
    hugs Yvonne

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  9. gorgeous card Elaine, colouring is superb x

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  10. Ahhh, you used one of my very fav color combos. Beautiful card, Elaine, love your DP, flowers and as always your beautiful coloring!

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  11. Awww, Elaine - what a gorgeous card!! Beautiful colouring and those papers are lush!! Hugs, Marie xx

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  12. stunning card elaine.your colours are scrummy and fabulous sassy and details :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. wowwww this is lovely Elaine..we used the same stamp on this challenge!!
    Hugs Tiets xx

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  14. Sorry I missed your birthday Elaine, but did not know the date, a really cute card and super papers,
    look forward to seeing more of your new stuff.
    Tilly

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  15. Gorgeous Elaine. Love the paper you used.
    Off to print off the sketch xx Jenny xx

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  16. Lovely warm combination of colours & super colouring of that balloon, & the rest - bit it was the balloon that really caught my eye. Thoroughly looking forward to The Carnival.
    Love the shape of your flowers.
    Paula (PEP)

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  17. Really gorgeous Elaine, I love your colouring and the paper is pretty too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  18. this is stunning Elaine i adore your colouring its so perfect xx

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  19. I love that DP!! very nice ♥

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  20. Hi Elaine
    love it, as for you saying you sort of made your flowers, YOU did make your flowers, & they are lovely so well done.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  21. Fabby card, love this image still to ink mine.

    Coloured to perfection as always

    Ali x

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  22. Beautiful flowers Elaine and I love your colour combo. Fabby colouring on your image too...we so need to get together and play!!
    Happy crafting...got my popcorn out ready...bring on the carnival!

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  23. Elaine this is such a great card....love the sweet image and your colors are great.

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  24. Such a beautiful card! love that image and the colors are fab!

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  25. Elaine...this card is just yummilicious!!! I have these papers and need to pull them out now that you've inspired me!! I just love your coloring too...you rock!! Hugs. Pat

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  26. Hi Elaine,
    you are able to do pink and kraft so well, pretty pretty card x
    hugs
    suzie qx

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  27. Oh such a cute image, this is tooooo cute! :O)

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  28. Beautiful image...love your colours...so pretty.
    Debbie x

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  29. Another great card. I'm so lovin those Sassy images now! Jx

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  30. I love how you keep so much white space in your images and then do a really dark color...I have such a hard time doing this. I end up coloring all of my white space. I am almost getting my inks out....hehehe

    I have passed an award onto you; check it out here: http://lajanette.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-award.html

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