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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 85

It's time for a new Sugar Bowl challenge and as always we have a fabulous sketch, this time from sweetie Kiki.
The optional theme - should you choose to follow it - is "shades of lilac".


(Happy Birthday Erika!!)
Hmmmm...more shades of purple than lilac in my case! 
I gave Mori her first inking, I do love these girlies too :) I have coloured her mainly with DI markers this time. I have to say (again!) that I am loving the markers and enjoying playing with them, though beware the darker shades...Dusty Concord is very dark and was a devil to try and blend!
But I am learning as I go along :)
Out came my favourite Maja Design 'Fika' papers - I need some more of these - from Crea Shop Duymelot. There's a couple of punched flowers and leaves and a die cut butterfly, the sentiment and tag die is from PTI and of course a few pearls.


As always, there is a super sweet prize for one winner picked at random, their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to 6 stamps if we have 100+ entries.

Please visit the Sugar Bowl to see all the gorgeous cards from the other Sweeties.

I am going to enter this card into the Simon Says Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes"

Thanks for looking.
Love

47 comments:

  1. I love the glow you achieved with your colouring & how beautifully you matched the colours to the papers. The hearts in the papers echo the image perfeftly too.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. Hi Elaine
    lovely card, I too love these Maja papers, I have just made a card with the Life in the Country summer breeze, the image I'm not too enamoured with BUT you have coloured it in beautifully with your D.I.markers.
    I have tried in vain to get Hubby to buy me the D.I.markers. He came in yesterday with a bag & said I've got you a present, he said I know it's something you really wanted, you can imagine my disappointment/dismay when I opened it, not to find D.I. markers BUT (& you will never guess in a million years what it was) a front & back light for my bike.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  3. This is gorgeous and I love all the papers you have used...

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  4. Gorgeous work ,love the image you have used,great design.xxx

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  5. Fabulous card Elaine. Lovely image, beautifully coloured and I love all the little details.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  6. OMG, this is sooooooo beautiful, love your colouring (as always)
    Fabulous card Elaine !!

    hugs Astrid xx

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  7. Super card, as always!
    hugs Sarah x

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  8. oh this is so pretty Elaine .LOve the colours
    Lisa x

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  9. Well hunny you most certainly have those markers sussed your colouring is stunning, I could look at it for ages and your card is beautiful :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  10. Really sweet card:)Beautiful combinations of papers and cute image:) I love liulac shade!
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  11. This is so sweet, love the colours and the layout is fab....... I like the little band of hearts she is holding lol
    Tilly

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  12. Gorgeous, my fave colour. Your colouring looks fab and I love those papers.

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  13. Oh shes gorgeous Elaine,beautiful colourd!
    Hope you can find your way on your new laptop now lol!
    XXX Heidy

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  14. Oh'' Elaine your colouring on this wee cutie with your new DI markers is breathtaking chum, these shades of purples are beautiful and so love the BP too...
    I hope you are well chum, have a great Friday and an even better weekend!! :)
    Lots Hugs Sarah xx

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  15. Goooorgeous card sweetie ♥ And love love love those papers ♥

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  16. oooooo Elaine this is totally gorgeous. I bought her last time I was in HOS but she is uninked as yet...better rectify that. Interested to hear comments about the DI markers, perhaps I should be buying some??
    x

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  17. so stunning elaine.i love the lilac colours and gorgeous image and details :D

    xx coops xx

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  18. Girl this card is just breath taking !!!! Love it and those papers are soooooooooo my favorite lol
    Hugs dear

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  19. This is stunning! You did very vell on the coloring, and yeah, I bet dusty concord was hard to manage. ;)

    Gorgeous embellishments, love all the dies and pearls. Those papers are beautiful. Great colors and sentiment-tag.

    Lots of hugs,
    Anne.

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  20. I love the darker shading and the purple is lovely. Loving the papers you sent me by the way, a little softer than I am use to but I am a floral junkie so they are definitely getting some use. Nice sketch, might even get a chance to play along this time!

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  21. Ooooh such a fabulous card sweetie..... your colouring is absolutely superb (as always), and those papers are so YUMMY!! Definitely think I need some classes in DI marker blending... whenever you're free!! LOL

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  22. Good morning sweetie, this is just adorable, have a great weekend, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

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  23. This is a stunning card Elaine and even better in the flesh, thank you so much. I had a lovely day yesterday made all the better by my lovely crafting buddies.
    Hugs Erika. x

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  24. Beautiful card, Elaine. I love the dp from Maja Design.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs Dorte

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  25. Hey Elaine

    Beautiful card - ooohh those papers are just lovely!

    Love the little tag - may I ask where you got this from?

    Hope you are keeping well.

    Take care

    Toodles

    Hazel xx

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  26. This is such a beautiful card! I love the papers you used and the image is very cute too. Hugs!

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  27. Hi Elaine,
    Your card is fabulous!! Haven't been on blogs so much lately, but haven't forgotten you. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    hugs Yvonne

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  28. Wow! Gorgeous card!! Love the fab colors and that image is super cute!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  29. Hi Elaine,

    I hope you are well.

    I am so sorry that I have not visited your lovely blog in a while. Things have been hectic as you see from my blog!!!

    Beautiful card as always, really pretty colours and that colouring is flawless.

    Love Kerry xxx

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  30. Beautiful card Elaine :o) Gorgeous colours and love the image. I love your colouring so much - makes me wish I could colour with inks but I've tried (repeatedly!) and I'm hopeless! Hugs, Lisa x

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  31. Wow, this is really STUNNING and I love your coloring! Hugs, Karen

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  32. What a gorgeous card as always from you. Your colouring is so pretty for every stamp that you ink up,and like a lot more I've tried so hard to do it your way but it's a no no. I hope you manage to find some you time and life isn't too hectic for you this week.

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  33. Coooo eeee Elaine am here at last to oggle at your awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & design..do I spy embellies?? yep luvly jubbly

    smiles Christine x

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  34. Hey Elaine

    Thanks for the info on the tag - popped over to their website and have spent a small fortune - shame there isn't a stockist in the UK!! We're worth it though aren't we!

    Take care

    Toodles

    Hazel xx

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  35. Beautiful card. Really cute image with fantastic colouring and brilliant backing papers.

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  36. Fabulous creation, love the image and design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  37. Gorgeous Elaine. I love those papers too.

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  38. Hi Elaine, wow what a stunning card with my fav colours to. Hope your ok, and your not working to hard over the 4 day holiday. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  39. What an adorable card Elaine, so love the colours you've used. Your colouring is amazing and the Distress Markers are on my ever growing wish list!!! Take care, Ann-Marie.

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  40. oh wow this is cute elaine and coloured perfectly

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  41. Really beautiful, I love the image, your colouring is beautiful and those shades of purple are fab
    Lindsay xx

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  42. Your card is lovely and your coloring is beautiful....looks like you have mastered the markers!

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  43. Hi Elaine,
    Wow! The colouring is awesome. Love this cute image and fab sketch.
    hugs
    Marion

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  44. Gorgeous cute creation love your design & beautiful colours.
    Enjoy your evening.
    hugs Dorte

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  45. Aaw! truly gorgeous Elaine!

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  46. Hi Elaine,
    Stunning card and the colouring is awesome. Love the image and sketch.
    hugs
    Marion

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