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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 77

Good Morning!

Yes, I have been even quieter than usual...but then I know that's a relief to some folks!
We've been on a little jaunt to see the apple of my eye ~ Miss Poppy. Yep..she is still as sweet and squishable as ever, and just about the happiest little bunny I've ever seen.
You might be thinking that I'm biased? But it can't be so, as her Mummy and Daddy and Grandpa think exactly the same thing and I'm sure we can't all be wrong :)

OK, so today I'm back in action with a card for the Sugar Bowl challenge. We have a fab sketch from Sweetie Kiki with an optional of theme of 'Love'. Perfectly fitting for this time of year with Valentines Day just around the corner.


I really couldn't decide which of my many Sugar Nellie stamps to ink up, but then Maria told me she would be using Elise, one of my older but still much loved images (sorry...but she's a very popular girl and all sold out at the moment) and I really wanted to ink her up too!
She's been coloured with DI's as is the norm for me. These gorgeous papers were a gift off a very lovely lady in The Netherlands..thank you very, very kindly...though I love them so much that cutting them seemed a crime! I had to immediately go and buy some more....phew, panic over!
They are available in 12x12 and 6x6 sizes from Crea Duymelot and are Pion Design From My Heart collection.
Another very simple card with minimal embellishments, just a few pearls and some SU seam binding on the tag.



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

44 comments:

  1. I just love the way you used the papers and Elise!! Gorgeous card!
    Hugs Tiets

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  2. Hi Elaine
    what a delectable card, loving those gorgeous paper's (I'm not surprised to hear that you had trouble cutting into them) lol.
    Glad to hear that you've been on jaunt to see little Poppy, (BUT word of warning) make the most of those squishy hugs because they don't last forever. My eldest grandson who is now 13, hate's being hugged/kissed etc, he tries to dash out of the door when he visit's us, just so he doesn't have to have a grandma hug rotfl.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  3. Stunning stunning card as always Elaine! I love your coloring (of course) and your mix of papers! Just dreamy!
    You must be looking forward to Tim's new Distress Markers too? ;)

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  4. Arh Elaine another beautifully coloured image. Loving the subtle tones and muted papers very elegant.
    Hugs Erika.

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  5. Super the way Elise's heart is matched with the design on those papers - love the way the pearls line up with the edging of the bottom layer too.
    Paula (PEP)
    Glad Poppy doing well.

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  6. Elaine this is stunning i love it!!!

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  7. Hi Elaine! This is gorgeous!The colouring is perfect and I love your papers :)

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  8. This is beautiful, loving those Pion papers, and your colouring is lush as usual
    Tilly

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  9. Hello Elaine~~Wowza this is sooooo PPPRREETTTYYYY!!!! Oh yes those papers are Gorgeous!!!
    Hugz

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  10. Gorgeous as always Elaine and If everyone sais so,than you must be right lol
    Big hugs Heidy

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  11. Gorgeous card Elaine - love this little girl and those papers are beautiful.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  12. Really beautiful card. The image is lovely and the backing papers are superb.

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  13. Gorgeous card sweetie ♥♥
    And I know it's such a pain sometimes cutting up the pretty papers but then it's what we got to do to get pretty cards ♥

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  14. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous card love the image and paper's you have used
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  15. Hey there my sweet little friend! Well, now...Poppy? Is she a grandbaby? I had no idea you were old enough to have grandchildren! (hehehe!) Glad you had fun...I'm going to see my grandkids next month...all 5 of them! I know, I know...you're thinking that I'm not old enough to have grandkids (including a 13-year-old) either. Well, let me assure you, I had my first child when I was 7!! bwahahaha! Just kidding! Hey girlfriend...your card rocks! I love this little SN image...and your coloring is brilliant, as always. And you always have the best DPs! Hey...I just ordered a Tilda stamp from that store...may have to return for a few sheets of paper! You are such a terrible influence on me! ;-) Hugs. Pat Frank

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  16. beautiful work Elaine, those papers are yum!!!
    x

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  17. Simply stunning hun...and I so love the colours and such a fabulous sketch too...!

    hope you are well sweetie..

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  18. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and lush papers. Beautiful colouring too.
    Lyndsey xx

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  19. Gorgeous card hun, love the image too,and your colouring is wow as always, gorgeous papers too, hugs Liz xx

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  20. Delish!!!! Drooling here the papers are lush and your image is coloured to perfection as always :O)

    Mwah

    Ali x

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  21. Oh it's all stunning Elaine, a gorgeous acrd.xx

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  22. wow this is fabulous elaine.this is one sugar nellie i have yet to get,shes always out of stock when i get my sugar fix :D
    i love your delicious colouring,so beautiful and really scrummy papers and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  23. This is absolutely stunning hun, the colours and the papers are gorgeous, I love the layout and your colouring is beautiful
    Lindsay xx

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  24. Well your card is lovely, nothing short of what I expect from you of course, but why no Poppy pictures? I love seeing those little chipmunk cheeks and big blue eyes!

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  25. This is Gorgeous Elaine, and those papers are dreamy. Love it xx
    Glad you had a lovely time seeing Poppy, I think she is gorgeous too. xx Hugs mau xx

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  26. Oooooh she's a beauty Elaine and perfectly coloured, and what a fab paper choice too! Love her..

    Hope you're keeping OK, haven't heard from you in a bit..
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  27. She is one of my fave images too and she looks beautiful with those papers.

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  28. Hi sweetie love love love this gorgeous card love the colours & the image is just adorable.

    I've got my sweet popsicle grand-daughter for the weekend later today cant wait we love having her over can never get enough cuggles.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  29. Well, there is nothing better than Poppy time right? Oh, they do grow so fast. Love your card and lovely paper...I would hoard also. LOL!

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  30. Hi Elaine, you must have had a wonderful time with your little granddaughter, mine have grown up into young ladies. Stunning card as always love your papers as well. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine, but then all your cards are gorgeous :) I'm always in awe of your coloring and those papers are lovely.

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  32. Hi Elaine gorge sweet creation lovely clean design & yes I too have ordered
    that lovely famous Tilda &&&& some spring pion papers they look so good I might have to stroke them longer than the norm..

    smiles the other Christine x

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  33. Such an amazing card, Elaine. Great sketch. Love the papers, and the bow looks great. Adorable image, perfect coloring as always. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  34. Wow, Elaine you've made quit some gorgeous cards lately! Love them all. Haven't been much on blogs lately. I became a grandma on the 17th of January and I'm so proud of my beautiful grandson!
    hugs Yvonne

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  35. oh how gorgeous....I don't think you need those distress pens...looks like you are doing an amazing job without 'em!!

    Fi
    x

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  36. Hiya hun, just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today, it was very much appreciated
    Lindsay xx

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  37. Absolutely Gorgeous Elaine Image and DP are beautiful, me too chum wee love our two grandchildren to bits and they are so so special in our lives, I hope you are well and having a super weekend.
    Lots Hugs
    Sarah x

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  38. Hon this is just breath taking !!! I so love it and love your coloring as always dear. Hope you are well dear, I'm still working 6 days so don't get around much on blog land. Hugs

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  39. Another stunner Elaine. THe background paper is delicious and love the little line of angels.

    Hugs Ali x

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  40. A truly beautiful card- those gorgeous papers suit the love theme and your softly coloured image perfectly! Susie x
    Ps- definitely must be true about Poppy if FOUR of you agree;0)

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  41. she's gorgeous and I love the cute cherub paper x

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  42. stunning Elaine and wow love the papers!!!!!!

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  43. Lush papers! Beautifully coloured image, love it x

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