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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 83

Sugar...ahhh honey honey..yep it's Sugar Bowl day...just in case you hadn't guessed :)
We have another fabulous sketch, this time from Sweetie Kiki, and an optional theme of "Use your favourite Sugar Nellie image"...whether that be a rubber stamp or a digi image. 
Is that an easy theme or not?  NOT!! Very hard in fact, to try and choose just one image from all my lovely Sugar Nellie rubber babies! Of course I have my favourites, but I have a lot of favourites, so I narrowed it down by choosing the stamps I have inked up the most and I managed to get the list down to 4...and then it was a process of elimination. Luvvie I used for the previous Sugar Bowl challenge, and Elise was inked just a few weeks ago, so they both went back in the box. Pippi is still undoubtedly my favourite stamp ever but I have her ear marked for something in the very near future...so it left just one.....

...the gorgeous Bella Bunting :)
As is usual, she's been coloured with DI's. The papers are Elegant Soiree, a retired set from Stampin'Up which I had been hoarding until I saw THIS gorgeous card from Deb which made me want to dig them out again. A few embellies and the jobs done :)



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 is a fabulous gallery of cards from the other Sweeties over on the Sugar Bowl to give you a little inspiration :)
Thanks for looking.


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53 comments:

  1. Ooh!! This is Gorgeous Elaine!! Fab sketch too!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  2. Fab sketch but I have no idea which stamp to choose. So many faves. Yiur card is gorgeous, love the colours.

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  3. Morning Elaine.
    Wow what a gorgeous card. Love the image and sketch and those "Stampin up" papers are beautiful.
    I bought papers from my stampin up rep on Monday, they really are stunning, good quality.
    Debbiexx

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  4. No wonder you have been saving those papers, what a totally gorgeous card
    Tilly x

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  5. HI Elaine - hope you are well.
    LOve the colours in this card and that gorgeous flower
    Lisa x

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  6. Stunning Elaine. Love it. One of my favourite stamps with my favourite papers. Not sure I can enter now as there is no way I can top that! Xxx

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  7. Wow, what fabulous colouring! Another gorgeous card Elaine, Jo x

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  8. Gorgeous card Elaine, this was my 1st ever sassy purchase and I still love her. Love your papers and your take on the sketch.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  9. Wow Elaine I just love your colouring! Every time I see your colouring it makes me want to try distress inks but I am too scared LOL! ;) Great job with the beautiful papers and layout too xx

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  10. Hi Elaine,
    Gorgeous card,lovely image and papers...this is such a hard challenge how can i possibly pick a fave SN image when they're all so gorgeous! lol :) x

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  11. Wwwooooww Elaine, your card is awesome!!! Realy love how you colored your image, it's beautiful!!

    gr. arjette.

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  12. Elaine, you are seriously the queen of coloring with distress inks! This is beautiful! I love this image also, she is one of my favs. To pick a single fav from SN would be wayyyyy too hard haha! Your papers are awesome, glad you decided not to hoard them anymore!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Dena

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  13. Hi Elaine, I love Bella Bunting, she is always a winner in my book....I just love the expression on her face..lol...a gorgeous card and awsome colouring.xx

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  14. Elaine this is just beautiful !!! I so love your wonderful coloring with those DI'S ... Never tried them but you sure make me want to give them a shot. Beautiful papers from SU & I don't blame you for not wanting to cut into them. I'm such a hoarder of paper but I LOVE it all ...Thanks for sharing your most amazing creation with us.
    Hugs, Janie

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

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  16. Gorgeous card beautiful colours,cute stamp.Another lovely card.Thankyou for sharing it.

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  17. Looks like you have had a hard time chocing your favorite Elaine,well this is def mine favorite!
    Gorgeous card!!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  18. Gorgeous sweetie I so love your coloring and you do color pretty hair even if you like it or not.. Love the colors in the papers too ♥♥ And the cute sentiment.

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  19. The colours are quite smashing - & she is rather fun. Love those colours together & the way that top scalloped stripe of the striped paper picks up on scalloped edge of her socks/boots/legwarmers is terrific.
    Paula (PEP)

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  20. omg i love this card the colouring is out of this world and i love the papers xx

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  21. Hi Elaine, your gorgeous Bella is really beautiful!
    hugs Yvonne

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  22. this is so beautifully coloured Elaine, gorgeous card x

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  23. Darn blogger, it ate my comment! Ok, so glad your mojo seems to be back. Your card and coloring are lovely of course, I like how the little flourish comes off the side of the flower, such a simple design but so pretty.

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  24. This card is beautiful Elaine, I love how youve coloured the image. Its so pretty. Lee x

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  25. so stunning elaine.i love your colour combo and really gorgeous image and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  26. Gorgeous, hun - your colouring is just perfection!! I was thinking about you earlier - am in the middle of a 'Pippi' card so reminded me of you LOL! Keep an eye out for it, I'd love to hear what you think! Hope you're well, not 'spoken' to you for a while. Hugs, Marie xx

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  27. I love white and blue! This card is so beautiful!

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  28. Hi Elaine
    love it, the colours you have used are delish, no wonder you had trouble cutting in to those paper's (but I'm glad you did).
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  29. Hi sweetie

    Well, your cards may not come along often, but they are always worth waiting for, and this one is no exception! Fabulous colour choice, of course I love Bella, and your design and layout are perfect! And I love that gorgeous flower!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

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  30. gorgeous as always Elaine...love those papers too!!

    Fi
    x

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  31. Hi Sweetheart, wow that is truly stunning, you always make the most beautiful cards and this is just that, truly gorgeous. So glad to hear Lisa is ok and is keeping you under her feet. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  32. A gorgeous card, elaine x

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  33. What a great card! I love the image and the design. Hugs! xx

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  34. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the image.

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  35. This is gorgeous Elaine, I love the colours they are so pretty together. Love the image and sketch too.
    Hugs Mau X

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  36. Hi Elaine! Your Emma card is darling and I as always, I adore your coloring! :) It's hard to pick a fave isn't it? You and my mom have both excellent taste! lol! Pippi caught her eye when I showed her my SN goodies from the post. Happy weekend!

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  37. Hey Elaine

    Beautiful card - just love the simplicity and your colouring - well what can I say except AWESOME!

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

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  38. Gorgeous card Elaine.. your colouring and shading is just AmAzing! fabulous take on the sketch...Hugs May x x x

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  39. Elaine wow your card is absolutely gorgeous! Ilove blue and brown together and you have made a very stunning card!
    Hugs;
    Shari

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  40. Oooooooh hun this is beautiful, stunning colouring, everytime I see you use her I keep thinking I must go and buy her so behave and stop tempting me lol
    hugs Mandy xx

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  41. Hi Elaine,
    Gorgeous card,lovely image and papers :) x

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  42. I so wish I could colour images like you! I am terribly jealous lol
    This is a gorgeous card!
    Dazie
    x

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  43. Hi Elaine, I think this image really caught my eye in the images - your colouring is fab - (still pestering for a vid! lol)
    I think anyone receiving this card would be extremely happy. I love your colour combo.
    Hugs, SarahS.

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  44. This is so sweet and I love your colour combo too. Fabby sentiment and shape.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  45. Your card is so beautiful! I love the shape and color of that sentiment, and the flower is gorgeous! Perfect colors, and perfectly colored. Love how you get it so light, yet so deep. :)

    Lots of hugs, Anne.

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  46. Simply stunning as ever Elaine, love your style.

    hugs Ali x

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  47. Hi Elaine,
    Simply stunning card. I am playing catch up as haven't been blogging for a month. Back to normal now. Have a great weekend.
    hugs
    Marion

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  48. Gorgous Elaine. I Still love those papers! I can see that stamp making some jubilee cards with all that bunting...

    Nxxx

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  49. Oh hon this is just gorgeous !!! I so love your work and am so sorry I haven't been around lately. But I so love this dear. Hope you are well. Big hugs

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  50. Oh Elaine; I can never get over how FAB your coloring is! This card is just AWESOME! I love the colors and the image has been on my wishlist for quite some time!

    Haven't played along in the Sugar Bowl in FOREVER! Think I will pay a visit:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  51. Wow! Great card! You chosed them very nocely. Thay match very well. And I like the colorig of the image. Super!

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