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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 87

Another fortnight has whizzed by me and it's time for a new Sugar Bowl challenge...always my mostest favourite day :)
This time we have a sketch to follow by Sweetie Fiona and an optional theme of "Flower Power".

Now I LOVED playing with this sketch! When I first saw it I thought it looked quite complicated...and you all know how easily I get muddled up, but it was a doozy to follow and I really love the finished look with all the layers.

(I desperately need to learn to take better photos, the image really is matted centrally onto kraft, but it looks wonky in the photo, I must've been sat at an odd angle when taking it!)

I chose the older but much loved image Make A Wish, I've inked up this little fairy so many times, for Christmas cards, birthdays or just to send someone some Fairy Best Wishes.
She's coloured with the usual mix of DI re-inkers and markers. The utterly divine papers are The Scrapcake "The bright side of life" from a 6x6 pad from Dies to die for. I was so upset when I had to cut into this pad that I had to speak to Tracy to see if she could possibly supply me with some more...just to stroke. Thank you Tracy, I am at peace once more :)
The sentiment is from a set by Elzybells - sadly no longer trading, and a few pearls are all I added for embellishment as I didn't want to cover up the beautiful flowers on the papers.


As always, there is a prize chosen at random for one lucky winner, their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to 6 stamps if we reach 100+ entries.
Please pay a visit to the Sugar Bowl to check out the awesome cards from the other Sweeties.

I have some good news and some bad news to share with you. First the bad news ( I always like to get bad stuff outta the way first!) our Sweetie Pat has stepped down from the Sugar Bowl :(
I luvs Sweetie Pat a lot! She's kind and a hoot, she's sweet and a hoot and then she's a hoot a bit more!
Bye bye Sweetie Pat...sob sniffle...
But the good news is that Pat remains on the Sugar Nellie DT so all is not lost, I can still admire her sweet Sugar cards :)

I hope you will find the time to come and play with us in the Sugar Bowl!
Thanks for looking.
Love

45 comments:

  1. Your card is SO pretty - what a great take on that sketch. You did an amazing job with it!! I love the papers you used too, they are gorgeous. A very beautiful card! Hugs! xx

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  2. Oh wow Elaine you have done it again another wowzer. Loving this and the sketch looks fab as you say doesnt look the easiest but your card looks stunning. As for the picture I do this and end up taking loads and still cant get it right think when I press down it leans. Tee Hee or is it the shakes with age.

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  3. What a really lovely card. Great colouring and marvellous backing paper.

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  4. OMG Elaine, this card is absolutely gorgeous, love how you coloured this cute fairy, the papers are fabulous !!!

    hugs Astrid xxx

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  5. what a beautiful layout, it works so well with just the layers, no need to get fussy
    Tilly

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  6. Oh don't I know that about photos - they wangle themselves & you KNOW absolutely that the matting is straight, you don't even trust your eye but measure it.....sure enough bang straight but by the time it has been through the photography process........... & as for lilac on white turning into lilac on green.......... well that's another ball game!
    Anyhow I love your placement with the patterning of the papers. She's very much a golden oldie & your use of kraft is beautiful.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine. A really beautiful card. Fab image and those papers are just divine.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  8. This is gorgous. I see what you mean about the sketch, but it all works perfectly with the papers and super image you've used xx

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  9. Wonderful magic card Elaine:)
    I love the beautiful papers used!
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, what more can I say. I so love those papers gonna have to go and investigate those!!!! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

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  11. oh this is so pretty Elaine .. i love the layers, the Kraft. the papers, the pearls and the sweet little fairy
    A gorgeous card
    Lisa x

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  12. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and beautiful paper's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  13. Hi Elaine,
    Gorgeous card,stunning colouring and beautiful papers and details :) x

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  14. this is gorgeous..love the beautiful patterned paper and the sweet colour combo!
    Heaney xx

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  15. This is utterly adorable - love the papers too! x

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  16. this is totally gorgeous Elaine, loving those papers, may need to shop x

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  17. Hey there sunshine!! Awwww...you are so sweet! You'll never get rid of me! hehehe! I'm still waiting for you and Mama Gayle to come visit me!! Anytime!! Now, your card...stunnnnnning!! I love this sweet image...and your coloring is brilliant, as always! And those papers...DELICIOUS!!! Big "Stella" hugs! Pat Frank

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  18. What a gorgeous card and I LOVE those papers and soft colours. Fab sketch so I shall be playing along as always.

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  19. Faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous card hunni bunni!!!
    And no I will NOT look at those papers!! Can't get hooked on more paper!! (But they are delicious!!)

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  20. Hi Elaine, Gorgeous card, that layout is brilliant and I adore those papers....yum..yum...fab image to.xxx

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  21. Beautiful image and fabulous colouring Elaine,love those papers. sue xx

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  22. I think your card is just lovely and a great interpretation of the sketch.

    Sharon x

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  23. Such a pretty card & beautifully coloured too. x

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  24. Oohhhhhh your card is sooooooo pretty!!!!

    gr arjette.

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  25. Wow - this is beautiful. That really is one amazing layout and I love the papers you have used. Gorgeously coloured image too.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  26. Oh my, your card is stunning! I love the papers and the image is beautifully coloured. The layout looks fab - I think I would have shied away from that sketch but you have made it work so well.
    Love, Andrea xx

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  27. This is just gorgeous. Lov ethe papers and all the layers are fab. Hope you are keeping well
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  28. wow this is so beautiful elaine.stunning pretty soft colours and papers and i love this sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

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  29. Gorgeous card Elaine. I always enjoy looking at your beautiful coloring. Wish I were your neighbor so you could give me lessons ;) And those papers - well, you always have the MOST gorgeous and yummy papers.

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  30. Elaine, your card is always gorgeous. Exceptional coloring and the papers are divine. Those flowers (roses) are just gorgeous. I can see why you want some left just for "stroking" lol! Happy weekend to you!

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  31. Ooooh how pretty is this Elaine! Such beautiful soft colouring and those papers are gorgeous. Lovely take on the sketch too! :D

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  32. Morning hon.....

    Ooooohhhhhhhhh....... I just love this sketch and how you've used it so perfectly with your gorgeous papers.... not to mention how you've coloured that gorgeous image!! Altogether fabulous!!!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

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  33. gorgeous card Elaine...those papers are really pretty and match the stamp perfectly...glad you enjoyed following the sketch...took me nearly a week to make it!!

    Fi
    x

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  34. Hi Elaine
    "BEAUTIFUL" love everything about this lovely card.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  35. Stunning card Elaine as always fabulous colouring and loving those papers too....it's so hard to use nice papers as apposed to keeping and stroking. You know what I mean!
    Crafty hugs Erika. x

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  36. Hi Elaine

    Another beautiful card - such a great sketch and lovely stamp (coloured to perfection I might add) too.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Toodles

    Hazel xx

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  37. Hi Elaine, a lovely card - still waiting for the demo on your colouring!? Like you I looked at the sketch and thought it was a little complicated/full. We are just in the middle of decorating our hall - putting oak flooring down which has taken 4 times longer than it should so my crafting time is down:? - I love the image you used, she is a great all rounder.
    Hugs SarahSx

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  38. I don't think the image is crooked at all, looks lovely to me. Just got done showing to my friends at work and they are all suitably impressed as well they should be!

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  39. Simply stunning delish papers and as always coloured to perfection

    love it

    ali x

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  40. Gorgeous card! I love the layers too, and fun with all the shapes! Stunning paper, and I love the simple embellishments with the pearls, its beautiful!
    Amazing coloring, and adorable image. :)

    Lots of hugs, Anne.

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  41. Hi Sweetheart, what a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured to, its a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  42. Gorgeous hun, love the image and the layout is fab,

    do you find the markers work on our favourite paper? I find them hard to blend is it just me? probably lol,
    thanks for all your help hunny, hugs Liz xx

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  43. Hi Elaine,
    This is a gorgeous card and I love this older image. Colouring as always is perfect. Pretty papers.
    hugs
    Marion

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  44. Another gorgeous card Elaine!!!

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  45. wow....it's really a gorgeous card!!!

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