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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 76

Good Morning Sugar Lovers!

I am back today with a card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge. We have a fabby sketch from the one and only Gayle...Sugar Mama and whip cracker extraordinaire! And an equally fabby optional theme of 'paper piecing'.

I LOVE paper piecing! It's something I rarely do because I always forget, but I love doing it and I really enjoyed this challenge.


I had to ink up this beautiful little girl Best Day Ever and out came my favourite Maja Design papers, Fika...which you can buy from the lovely Astrid and Kees at Crea Duymelot.
She's coloured with DI's and SU inkers..though she looks a little washed out here. It's hard to take a decent photo when it's always dark by the time I get home.
The sentiment is from SU, a few pearls and nothing else! This is under-embellished even by my standards, but I liked it better left clean and simple.

Yep, I flipped the sketch for a change :)
The prize for one lucky winner chosen at random is their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to 6 stamps if we reach 100+ entries.
As always, there are a fabulous array of cards made by the Sweeties over on the Sugar Bowl to give you a little inspiration.
Thanks for looking.
Love

45 comments:

  1. Morning sweetie, this is fabulous as always hugs Pops x x x

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  2. Hi Elaine
    YES you should do more paper piecing as your card is lovely, really like it. I wish I could make my card's look as good as your's (without embelishment's), IF I try to put less embellishment's on mine they look rubbish. Have I told you that I lovvvvvvvvvvv your new look to your blog, WHEN/IF I ever get one up & running I'll have to get you to design it for me lol.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  3. Oh, the paper piecing looks wonderful! I have been planning to try that sometimes, but I have never gotten around to it. Thanks for reminding me. :)
    Sooo adorable image, and I love the purple and green. Lovely sentiment, and all the pearls look gorgeous.

    Lots of hugs, Anne.

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  4. love your NEW LOOK Elaine lol
    This is such a little cutie with the paper-peicing and colours
    Tilly

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  5. Really gorgeous card, such a sweet image and beautiful colours
    Lindsay xx

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  6. oh its fab .. her paper pieced dress is so pretty
    Lisa x

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  7. Gorgeous card Elaine, I love the image and your colouring.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  8. wow, Elaine, that's amazing! The papers are divine and the image super cute!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  9. this is gorgeous this stamp is moving up to the top of my wish list, colouring is fantastic x

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  10. Beautiful card. The backing papers are lovely and the image is really sweet.

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  11. Hi Elaine! Your cards are always gorgeous and gorgeously colored! I love her paper pieced dress and the added pearls are FAB! Lils

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  12. CUTE!!! Miss Elaine, this is doggone cute!!! Love the little pearls on her dress and what perfect paper piecing (I have troubles with that haha). As always you know how much I love your coloring, your depth just brings the cute images to life!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  13. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  14. This is gorgeous. Love the sweet image and fab paper piecing.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  15. Very sweet and of course I love your coloring, such great depth you get with those darn inks! Hope everything is settling down a bit your way, will talk to you later!

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  16. Lovely card Elaine! Love this image and the paperpiecing looks great. That purple is such a pretty color combined with the green. Hugs, Hanneke

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  17. Oh my oh my, I adore this card Elaine, stunning again Mrs. Love your colour combo and that new stamp is tooo cute.
    Happy crafting,
    Erika.

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  18. This is gorgeous hun love the colours & those papers are fabulous love the image as well.
    Been behind on my commenting so havnt had a chance to say how totally fab your blog is looking with its new facelift.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

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  19. Elaine, this is extra specially gorgeous - she's so cute and looks fabulous with her paper pieced dress and the clean and simple let's the beautiful image and colouring SHINE! Susie x

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  20. Hi Elaine,what a wonderful card,love her dress,great paperpiecing!
    Hugs Heidy

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  21. Gooooorgeous sweetie ♥♥ Love your card and the sweet paper and the girl and looooooooooove your coloring ♥♥♥

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  22. Love your card Elaine and the PP is perfect.xx

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  23. Beautiful Elaine, and oh so SWEET!!!

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  24. This is beautiful, Elaine love the DP and image is adorable, your coloring is amazing chum
    Hugs
    Sarah x

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  25. This is so gorgeous, Elaine! That paper pieced dress is beautiful!

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  26. so stunning elaine.your colours and papers are beautiful and i love the adorable image and your fab paper piecing ;D


    xx coops xx

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  27. I hardly ever paper piece yet it always looks great as its does here with this sweetie. Maybe I'll give it a go with my entry.

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  28. I think it would detract from the papers & the image if you had more embellishing! Less is More definitely here for the patterns are quite busy. I love the gingham skirt & your matching of the inks to the papers' colours.
    Paula (PEP)

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  29. Love this Elaine, The colours are super and this is one image I must buy she is lovely xx Great Paper piecing too, I think I will struggle with it. I love doing it but not very good.... I need more practice......lol

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  30. Love the paper piecing Elaine, it's a gorgeous card!

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  31. this is stunning huni i just love the paper peicing and the colouring too xx

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  32. Gorgeous card Elaine..
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  33. Gorgeous card Elaine and what a pretty colour combo. I love to paper piece to!
    Clairexx

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  34. Wow! This is just fabulous Elaine. Love this image and the wonderful paper piecing. Gorgeous papers and a fab sketch.
    hugs
    Marion

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  35. Oh wow Elaine that paper piecing looks stunning youve picked the paper so carefully and it really looks as if shes really wearing it. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  36. oh so gorgeous!! fab colour combo and you paper piecing is amazing!!

    Fi
    x

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  37. This is just gorgeous.. Such a darling little image and colored to perfection.. Love the details.. Very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

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  38. Hi Elaine,

    LOVING the new blog hun!

    As always, such a beautiful card. Love the paper piercing & colours.

    Love Kerry xxx

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  39. Beautiful Elaine, love the paper piecing, something that I had next on my list to do believe it or not and your blog looks fabulous. Hope your well.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  40. Hi Elaine gorgeous card as always! and im lovin your new blog design!

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  41. I love this little Miss. I love how you paper pieced her. I love doing that and have not done that lately. It looks so beautiful on this card.

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  42. Well, well, well...Miz Elaine! Look at you flaunting your gorgeous DPs again! Have you no shame?! hehehe! How are ya, sunshine?! I'm still laughing over that email you sent me...you know, the one with the very eloquent poem?! bwahahaha!! Your card is stunning, sweet pea! Yours coloring is brilliant...and your paper piecing is perfection, my darlin'!! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  43. Stunning card Elaine, the paper peicing works perfectly. The colouring is of course amazing.

    Hugs Ali x

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  44. Hi Elaine hows things love how you have paper pieced this and great papers. Hugs Sue xxx

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  45. What a great sketch to work with. LOVE what you've done with it! Fabby papers and beautiful colouring on that sweet Marina Fedotova fairy x

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