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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 89

Good Morning Sugar Addicts.
We are back (at long last!) in action after taking a break for our Summer vacations.

I apologise for my lack of blogging/commenting recently (I shall endeavour to catch up this week) we have been away ourselves on a little jaunt.
We only went up to the Lake District, not too far to travel as we had 2 small passengers on board with us.
I now fully understand - and appreciate - why Mother Nature stops women of my age (generally) from having children...cos we are too darn old! Sheesh but I'm knackered! And girls are so much more hard work than boys are! I was not thrilled when our two nieces were awake at 4.15am on the first morning...do they not know I need 10 hours sleep each night or I am very grumpy? Little Monsters!

Anyhow...back to the job in hand, my mind is all over the place, flitting here and there like a butterfly, must be because I'm overtired!
Today we have a new challenge over on the Sugar Bowl with a fab sketch to follow from Sweetie Maria and the optional theme of butterflies.


This sweet little fairy is Delia and as usual she's coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The gorgeous papers are Inkido Forever collection again...I just love this set sooo much, and of course they have butterflies on them :)
The butterfly embellies are a mix of MFT dies (above the sentiment) Prickly Pear dies and stamps (top left) and PTI dies and stamps (bottom left).
I think I managed to cover the theme this time! 
DI colours:
Skin - Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.
Hair - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Blue shades - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans.
Green shades - Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss.
Wand - Sparkling Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade.


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 pop on over to the Sugar Bowl and you can see the gorgeous cards from all the other Sweeties AND we have some new Sweeties that have joined our little family, I hope you will extend a very warm welcome to them all :)
Sadly, today will be Lilians last challenge..sniff sniff...I luvs Lils and am so sorry to see her leave us :(
Good luck in all you do Lilian..big hugs xxx
Thanks for looking.
Love

46 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Elaine, and as always your colouring is magical! I know what you mean about girls being so much more demanding than boys, Jo x

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  2. Elaine love the papers perfect for the challenge and didn't anyone tell you when you go on holiday you are supposed to come back refreshed.tee hee. Oh the little darlings. Great to have you back.

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  3. Fabulous card Elaine, I'm always in awe of your colouring. I'm still learning with my DI markers but I'm loving it. Love the fact that you've listed the colours you used I find that so helpful. Thank you for the inspiration, have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx.

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  4. Gorgous card. Love the softness of it and the butterfly paper goes so well with the image xx

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  5. Love your card Elaine...fabulous image and papers.xxx

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  6. Sounds like fun Elaine lol
    What a fabolous card !!!
    XXXHeidy

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  7. Beautiful card Elaine, I love your distress ink colouring of this sweet image and yes hon those papers are so delicious. I need to get more of them. lol
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  8. Beautiful card. Really cute image and fabulous backing papers.

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  9. Hello there!!! You are such a hoot! haha!
    This is so darn cute! The butterflies are super gorgeous teamed up with that coloring, makes a PERFECT card. Oh to sit and watch you color one day!!!!
    Hugs Elaine!
    Dena

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  10. Stunnning colouring, gorgeous creation hun. Now you know how I feel and I agree girls are more difficult than boys. Mine are 5 and 8 and such a handful and I'm 47 so no spring chicken. I don't have the option of handing them back as they are mine!!!!!!

    hugs Ali x

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  11. Hi Sweetheart, oh well its not looking to good for me either as I have two grandsons coming for a week on Saturday I expect to be shattered by Thursday and then we are of to Norfolk for my eldest grandsons wedding, keep in your thoughts.
    Stunning card as always love that image and your always gorgeous colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  12. molto bello il timbro e la colorazione scelta adoro la carta che hai usato

    ciao da ale

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  13. Gorgeous card, Elaine! Delia is sugar sweet and I love all the butterflies! Nice to have you back again :o)
    Hugs, Anja

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  14. this is gorgeous.... the fresh lakes air has done you good.........must be the early rising lol.....
    love the butterfly papers and pretty pearls
    Tilly

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  15. Wow gorgeous card, lovely image and perfect colouring again, I love these papers too,
    know what you mean about being to old I'm shattered when Tegan goes home at gone six four days a week I tell Kay this is why we have kids before forty but she just laughs, oh well I tried lol,
    hugs Liz xx

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  16. Hi Elaine, Gorgeous card! I love this adorable image and beautiful papers.

    I love Maria's sketch and am going to try and find time to join in the fun this fortnight ... time permitting!

    Lisa x

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  17. Your soft subtle colours are gorgeous & work so well with these papers - the butterfly embellishments being varied in shape is a nice touch too. I love your use of pearls for the butterfly bodies & quite frankly - your minimalist style is a joy to see......it just says "Elaine" to me.
    Paula (PEP)

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  18. PS - hope you manage to recoup some of your sleep. Little uns are definitely hard work.

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  19. How gorgeous Elaine, love the gorgeous image and colouring and those butterfly papers are beautifil.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. Hi Elaine, your card is gorgeous!!! Your coloring on this little fairy is amazing. Love the butterflypaper you used.
    hugs Yvonne

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  21. oh this is soooo cute and i just love that butterfly paper..and the colours .
    glad you had a great break
    Lisa x

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  22. Glad to see you're back and with a fantastic card. Love this image and your coloring. So beautiful.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  23. I am soooo gonna try and play along on a regular basis now. Love all the butterfly images, I guess you decided you needed the butterfly die and stamp set from PTI huh? This is lovely Elaine, so simple yet so pretty. Maybe I will even give up a beloved sheet of my new paper for the challenge, maybe...

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  24. Fabulous card sweetie ♥ Love the colours ♥

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  25. so stunning elaine.i love your soft delicate colours and gorgeous pretty papers and image :D

    xx coops xx

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  26. OMG I love this card:))
    Some butterflies and sweet image make a stunning card:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  27. Hi Elaine, your card and colouring is gorgeous as usual. Nice to read that you had a wee break as well,I bet you came back more tired than when you went away. We are about to become grandparents again after a break of ten years and I'm not quite sure how my older body will cope. Enjoy your weekend.

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  28. Sweet little card Elaine, sure do love seeing each new creation you make. Y ou are certainly the master of the DI's .... Your coloring is always so perfect.
    I know what you mean about having children early in life. I love them now but don't have much patience with them like I'm sure I had years ago when mine were young. I too need my sleep ...
    Hugs, Janie

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  29. Hi Elaine, This is such a beautiful card. I love the way you have coloured the image. Stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  30. Elaine this is simply gorgeous! What a beautiful design and love those papers. As always your colouring rocks too! :)

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  31. Beautiful card Elaine and such pretty papers, I love the lake district but have not been for years now but sounds like you had a good time
    Louise xx

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  32. Gorgeous card, love the colours and what fab butterflies and of course adore the cutie.

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  33. Hi Elaine....

    Oooh well of course I love Delia, and you have made such a fabulous job of colouring her.... and have matched her up with such perfect papers too... perfect for the optional butterfly theme!

    Sooooooo when do your DI colouring lessons start? LOL! I'm hoping to wear you down...

    Big hugs
    Christine xx

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  34. I'm re again...Have a fabulous weekend:)
    Next 10 days I can't leave comments on your blog because I'll be on holidays:)
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  35. What a beauty. So sweet stamp. Nice colors.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

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  36. Gorgous card. Those papers are fabulous and the image is so sweet xx

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  37. Hi Elaine, wow what a stunning card!!! i just adore the lush paper! the image is very sweet!

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  38. Bleary eyed and still you make a beautiful card! I love this image and I have got to dig my SN's out and give them a good inking...like you I am finding it hard to keep up!

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  39. what can I say...gorgeous as always...love the colours.

    Fi
    x

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  40. wow, wow, wow I love this card Elaine and those papers are the best!! Glad you had a "break" but hope you enjoy the rest of being back home x

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  41. Love the colours Hun and the butterfly paper fits perfic stunning creation


    Hugs Wendy

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  42. Elaine and you think you're late posting, LOL. Starting to get busy in the Christmas run down here, NO! Love your card as always, fab papers and lovely soft palette not to mention beautiful colouring as always.
    Hugs Erika.

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  43. I am so behind on my blog reads! THIS IS ADORABLE! :) Thanks for posting the DI colors you used. You are helping me, tons!

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  44. Hi Elaine, this is gorgous. Love the colours and backing paper and she is such a cute little fairy xx

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  45. Well, well, well...sounds like your little "get away" was a HOOT! 4:15 am...are you SERIOUS?! Aaacck! I guess they couldn't wait for the fun times to begin!! hehe! Your card is precious, my sweet little sugar plum!! Gorgeous coloring...you are really rockin' those DI markers!! (Show off! hehehe!) Awww...I'm just jealous of your talent, ya know!! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  46. This is so pretty - love that butterfly paper.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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