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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 68

I'm back with my card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge and this time the sketch is from Sweetie Kiki.
Now I loved this sketch and really enjoyed putting the card together. Definitely one I will use again.
The optional theme is 'Autumn' which you can interpret as you wish..autumnal colours or image or both?
I did struggle a little with the theme this time, only because they are not the colours I would normally use, but I guess that's why it's called a challenge ha! A good few hours were spent rummaging through my papers to see if I could find anything suitable.
I was pleasantly surprised at how this card turned out in the end, much better than I expected it to.


This gorgeous image is called Hello Little Friend..aren't they so sweet? And a pure delight to colour with a mix of DI's and SU inks. The papers are some old Bo Bunny called Kitchen Spice which I bought from Jill at The Hobby House. The wings have been liberally drowned in glamour dust which you can see better in this next photo...

A little die cut flower held together with a pearl brad (again from Jill ) and the sentiment is 'Tiny Tags' stamps and dies from PTI.


I rotated the sketch (cos I was desperate to ink up this stamp!)
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 a stunning array of cards from my other lovely Sweetie sisters.



Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xxx

50 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning Elaine, love your colouring, lovely stamp :)

    hugs Astrid xx

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  2. gorgeous Elaine, love those papers and the fairy is yummy...love how you have coloured her!!

    Fi
    x

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  3. oh i just love Autumnal colours .. so this is right up my street - and the little image is sooo sweet and pretty
    Lisa x

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  4. Hi Elaine,
    A stunning card and such a gorgeous array of papers. Sweet image coloured beautifully. I love Autumn colours and the season itself.
    hugs
    Marion

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  5. Hi Elaine, wow that is one gorgeous image and what a stunning card I love those papers and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  6. a stunning little fairy and those papers fit just right for the autumn challenge lol
    Tilly

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  7. Awwww, so cute! You know this is one of my favorite designers and you certainly did the image justice. Love it as always, hope you are having a good week.

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  8. Oh I love that image - where is that from? Beautiful colours and layout
    Perfect
    Sarah x

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  9. This is a really gorgeous card Elaine!!
    Hugs Kristel

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  10. OOOHH!! you nailed this challenge Elaine, i totally love the bling on the wings and that dotted dp is gorgeous, fabulous coloring and beautifully clean and elegant, love it!
    smiles
    Paola

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  11. Oh Elaine, she is absolutely stunning! Beautifully coloured and perfect with those autumn papers. Think I need to investigate the glamour dust as it looks amazing on her wings! Susie x

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  12. I love the fall colors and you have the perfect combination on this card. I also love the cute little flower...the perfect touch. I don't know what glamour dust is but the wings are fabulous...maybe I need to sprinkle some on me! Beautiful job...this is such a cute fall fairy!

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  13. Fabolous card Elaine,love the autumn colours!
    Hugs Heidy

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  14. What a great card Elaine...So glad that you found these awesome papers; they compliment your FAB coloring so well. Oh and those wings are DIVINE!

    Hugs;
    Janette
    PS I got my stamps in the mail yesterday; thanks so much for the paper pad..really nice surprise. You are oh so sweet! Can't wait to ink these babies up; couldn't sleep last night thinking of it:0)

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  15. Oh Elaine this is simply precious ... I so love that adorable little image & the sentiment is just perfect for it. Beautifully colored & layered as only you can do.
    Big hugs from Montana, Janie

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  16. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and colour's are gorgeous
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  17. Hey my sweet Sweetie!! How are ya, darlin'??! Let me tell ya...you may have found this challenge challenging...but you totally nailed this! Your card is stunning!! You always do the best job mixing and matching DPs...I love these papers! And, oh...your coloring is amaaaazing! I love this new image...and I love all the sparkle!!Gorgeous!! Hugs! Pat

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  18. Your colouring is breath-taking as ever, and I love the glamour dusted wings ... I need lessons on this!! Fabulous papers too ... but what else did I expect!!

    How's the sorting going Missus ... not heard of massive dust clouds or swear clouds in the vicinty of your home on the news ... yet!!!

    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  19. IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love, love, love it Elaine x

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  20. Your card is gorgeous ♥
    Love the papers and your coloring is amazing♥
    And I do love the little sentiment on the little star ♥

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  21. This is so beautiful, Elaine! I love the colours, and her glittery wings are perfect!

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  22. Gorgeous card Elaine, so love the colours and fab image.xx

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  23. Ohhh what a beautifull card!!! Lovely autumncolors!!

    gr. arjette.

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  24. Hi Elaine, Gorgeous card! Such a lovely image and beautiful papers.

    Lisa x

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  25. Hi Elaine, your card is gorgeous and I like the sketch!
    hugs Yvonne

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  26. Simply stunning Elaine and your colouring is out of this world!!!!

    Mwah

    Ali x

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  27. So gorgeous Elaine...and those papers are so beautiful too hun...

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  28. Gorgeous card, Elaine. Love those colors and the image is so cute.
    Hugs, yvon

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  29. Fabulous card, love the sweet image and the colouring is brilliant. Love the colour and patterns of the paper.
    Lyndsey xx

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  30. fantastic card elaine.the rich autumnal colours are stunning and i love the gorgeous sweet image ;D

    xx coops xx

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  31. Hi Elaine
    OOOOhhh I love this card! Such a gorgeous fairy... and I love your colouring and the papers you've put her with... very autumnal!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  32. Oh Elaine, she just takes my breath away, she's gorgeous! I love how you colored her and I especially love her wings!

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  33. Delightful the way that die-cut flower mimics the image in your patterned paper. I absolutely love the colours & your colouring of this image. I'm going to have to acquire some of these stamps but that will have to be after my treat next week - the Cardiff Show!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

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  34. Hi Elaine
    love your card, these are sooooooooooooo not the colours that I like/would use (but as per usual) you have managed to show me that I should think out of my usual comfort zone, cos I love your card, image is so sweet love her sparkly wings (may just have to slip her in to my basket, at Ally Pally at the week-end) lol.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  35. Elaine I adore this card, stunning colouring as always and love the Autumnal colouring, so cute. Big crafty hugs,
    Erika.

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  36. Awwww, this is fantastic! Love the papers you've used and your colouring is simply amazing!

    Have a fantastic weekend.

    Hugs, Kiki

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  37. Such a georgeus card, I love the fairy and the glitter, and the patterns and colors.
    So cute. :)

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  38. Oh Elaine I really dont know where this wk has gone..mojo has gone walkabouts..if you see HIM send him back to Fil'ay..LOL.. I dont know why you dont use these colours you have made one stunning Autumnal creation here..lovely work..

    smiles Christine xx

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  39. Sweetie this is just gorgeous ♥ ♥ Pops x

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  40. Beautiful colours Elaine and fab colouring as ever.

    Hugs Ali x

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  41. Wow, gorgeous card. Love the autumnal colors and the glittery wings.

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  42. Hi Hun, wow love it! the colours and papers are perfect and the image is gorgeous, really love this, you should do this colour way more hun, stunning colouring, is it going to be nice this week or yet more rain? lol hugs Liz xx

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  43. That is just delightful, she is totally beautiful! Kim

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  44. Love this Elaine. The colours/papers are awesome!! xx Jenny xx

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  45. I'm glad you had fun in Harrogate, I would love to go to that show! You are right it is fab to meet folks!
    I think you are so right about what one person might like another person won't like so much. A lot of the time the rejection is all about not quite fitting what the Editor, DT leader etc, is looking for at the time. But it is still hard to not take it personally. I think that is why I like Julie's post so much, it puts it all into perspective!
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a fab comment to think about! Kim

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  46. I love this card, such gorgeous rich colours! Hugs, Marie xx

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  47. wow gorgeous card Elaine and love the cute image!!

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  48. Wow, stunning card! The colours are beautiful and the image has been superbly coloured.
    I've been a follower since the beginning but I don't comment all that often.
    Sarah xx :0)

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  49. Superb card...I love the way you have put the backing papers together and your colouring...lovely!
    Hugs,
    Sandra
    xx

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