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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 97.

....and I'm back again :)

Today sees a new challenge over on the Sugar Bowl. We have another fab sketch, this time from Sweetie Wendy and with the optional theme of 'A Winters Tale'.
Of course you can interpret the theme however you wish but with Christmas looming on the horizon (and having made just two cards so far!) then I was definitely making the most of this challenge and going with a festive card ha!


This stamp was a limited edition one, only available when you purchased the set of stamps at the release date. She is from the Simply Sassy range and I totally adore her but she's never been inked before...I was so scared of colouring all that hair! But I was feeling brave that day and I am so glad I did...she is so beautiful.
As always, she's coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The skin shades: Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.
The hair: Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.
Lips and Berries: Barn Door and Aged Mahogany.
Holly Leaves: Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

The papers..oh but I LOVE this set of papers!! Maya Design Vintage Winter.
A simple sentiment and a few pearls complete the card - for me anyways lol.
Edited: They are not Vintage Winter papers at all!! My apologies..the papers are from the "It's Chrismast Time" pad!


As always, there is a prize chosen at random for one lucky winner, their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to any 6 stamps if we reach 100+ entries. 
But you know you've got to be in it to win it!
You can find lots of inspiration on the Sugar Bowl blog with all the fabulous cards from the other sweeties.

Thanks for looking.
Love

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Elaine, gorgeous image and papers!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  2. Oooo, this is just gorgeous Elaine. Love the image and those gorgeous papers.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  3. wow Elaine
    A stunning card with those papers and simple design
    she is gorgeous and you have certainly done her justice....
    Hmmmmm..... two cards, not many to go then!! lol
    Tilly

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  4. An utterly sophisticated interpretation of the the theme & I just love the understated background with the matting & pearl embellishing. A stunner indeed with your hallmarks of design & colour usage.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. Wowww Elaine,fantastic card with a charming image^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  6. LOL! I know what you mean about trying to cram christmas cards in! I have only just realised I should probably turn some of my open dt cards into christmas ones...hehehe. Gorgeous work though...those papers are lush! :)

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  7. Wow what a beauty Elaine and love the pearls in her hair!!
    XXX Heidy

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  8. Hi Elaine
    I love this card, your colouring (as alway's) is O.O.T.W.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  9. Stunning, love the soft colours. Those papers are lush and I so wish I had this gorgeous stamp.

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  10. I don't know why you dreaded the hair...it is colored beautifully. I love the soft colors....a beautiful card in everyway! hugs patty

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  11. Wow gorgeous colouring hon & she is adorable. Fab card x

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  12. I love this card. Those papers and image are just so fabulous and the colours are so soft xx

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  13. Beautiful Elaine, I love your soft brown tones and the sketch is great.
    hugs Dorte

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  14. GORGEOUS Elaine - what more can I say!

    Have a great weekend.

    Toodles

    Hazel xx

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  15. oh wow so stunning elaine.i love this image and your soft colours and colouring are fantastic :D

    xx coops xx

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  16. Gorgeous and beautiful card Elaine
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  17. Absolutely stunning Elaine! I love the soft subtle colors and that paper is beautiful - I can't believe you actually cut into it! The pearls are the perfect embellie too.

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  18. Hi Elaine....this is stunning! Xx

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  19. You did a wonderful job of coloring her, I love how you have such a range of color in her hair. So very light for the majority of it and so deep in the shadows. It takes me multiple colors to do hair and yours still looks better!

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  20. How sweet is this...love it!
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  21. Beautiful card with lovely details (especially the beads you've put into her hair). Maja's paper are some of my favorites.
    :-) Nina

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  22. Oooooh just catching up on my blogging...... so have missed this GORGEOUS creation hon.... those papers are simply OOOOH lush........ and your fabulous image... PERFECT!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

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  23. Beautiful card Elaine. Love the beautiful touch the pearls add.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  24. fab card hun I love the softness of this image its gorg

    hugs Wendy

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  25. Love the colour combination and such a sweet image hugs Denise xx

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  26. Gorgeous Elaine your colouring is amazing
    Louise xx

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  27. Hi Elaine, what a beautiful coloured face and hair, the colours blend so well yet the white card makes it stand out to see her lovely face. The wee pearls are so delicate on her hair and go so well with the backing paper. Glad to hear that you have a week off to catch up on lots of jobs and visits, the only trouble being that the week will fly past. We've reached the dreaded writing out of christmas cards again, I used to enjoy it all but the best bit nowadays has to be watching the granchildren enjoying themselves. Here's hoping all has gone well for you and your hubby, Hal will soon be out celebrating with his friends I bet. Kind regards...Trish

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  28. Hi Elaine, what a beautiful coloured face and hair, the colours blend so well yet the white card makes it stand out to see her lovely face. The wee pearls are so delicate on her hair and go so well with the backing paper. Glad to hear that you have a week off to catch up on lots of jobs and visits, the only trouble being that the week will fly past. We've reached the dreaded writing out of christmas cards again, I used to enjoy it all but the best bit nowadays has to be watching the granchildren enjoying themselves. Here's hoping all has gone well for you and your hubby, Hal will soon be out celebrating with his friends I bet. Kind regards...Trish

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  29. Hi Elaine
    WOW!!! what an Image she is stunning your colouring talent is just amazing and love the tiny pearls in her hair just gorgeous...
    I was a bit poorly last week so was not on pc so missed your candy post big congrats to the winner, I hope you are well chum..
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

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  30. What a beautiful card. Nice done with the pearls in the hair.

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

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  31. Wow Elaine this is DARLING!!!!!! Brilliant colored image and AMAZINGLY Gorgeous MD dp's!!!
    Hugz

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  32. This is stunning! Love the soft soft colors and the big pearls. :) Wonderful papers and beautiful image and coloring.

    Hugs, Anne.

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  33. Oh Elaine, this is just stunning! I love the papers you chose and you rocked the layout! Simply gorgeous! Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!!!

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