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Thursday 26 August 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 42

Yep it's Thursday and I'm back with another sweet  Sugar Bowl Challenge. The sketch for this challenge has been provided by the very lovely Lilian and it's a beautiful sketch , the option is pearls - one of my favourite embellishments - so I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, thank you Lils!

We've another amazing prize - as always - to offer the lucky winner, 4 new Country Cousins for Christmas stamps, letraset markers and a new snowflake embosssing folder and die. We do have the best prizes around!

For my card I rotated the sketch again, I think I always end up rotating the sketch! Because I wanted to use this particular stamp. Yes, it's another one that's never seen any ink, I buy them and hoard them lovingly away! She's a very pretty little girl called Elise from the Home Grown range and available Here, the DP is from Memory Box available from Quixotic Paperie, the flower is made with a woodware punch and Nellie Snellen punch. She's been coloured with the usual DI's, and there's a liberal sprinkling of pearls added to the Martha Stewart punched border. Voila, done!
(I have been to the doctors about my suspected case of "lackofembellishmentitis" and he says there's no cure, so it looks like it will be with me for a while. I'm defintely liking the less-is-more thing.)

All the details are on the Challenge Blog and I hope you'll pay a visit to all the other sweeties.
Before I go I have some rather exciting news, Gayle (aka Sugar Mama) will be holding a little competition to add some new sweeties to our little family. All details on how to enter will be posted on the blog next week, so keep checking back!
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Wonderful card, gorgeous colouring.
    hugs Sian

  2. Hi Elaine

    Fantastically beautiful card, your colouring is amazing.

    Hugs Ali x

  3. Hi Elaine
    your card is gorgeous,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. Elaine, your coloring is simply stunning! Love the paper edged punches too... gorgeous color combination! Happy weekend!

  5. beautiful!! What amazing colouring and such a beautiful combination of papers!! I love all the delicate details of your pearls and MS punch! I think I might have caught the same disease as you!LOL!

    Have a fab day!
    Judy xx

  6. Hi Elaine,
    This is really beautiful and as always your colouring is perfect. Your image is a gorgeous choice too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Its gorgeous Elaine. Love the sketch, beautifully coloured and a sweet image!

  8. Oh wow!! I love Elise and you've coloured her sooooo beautifully! Gorgeous papers and pretty addition of the pearls. I MUST have a go at this sketch!!! Susie x

  9. This is so pretty, love the colors you have used. :)

  10. Hi Elaine, gosh hun this is beautiful, I love it, all gorgeous colouring and colours, and such lovely use of the pearls, have a lovely weekend, hugs Liz xx

  11. Gorgeous card, so love the image.xx

  12. What a lovely card you made.


  13. ooo I love the purple and green combo Elaine. Super cute image and she is coloured beautifully.
    Love Kerry xxx

  14. Love love love loooooooooooove your card!! Saw your card this morning at the challenge blog and fell in loooooooove! Just bought this stamp this summer, have been wanting it for ages but never finding it in the store, and there it was so I just had to order it...

    Hope you are well!

    And yes I inked up one of the sweeties you sendt me yesterday, oh theyr so sweet!
    I always buy girlie stamps and almost never sit down to make boys card so my mother offered to buy me some of the LOTV boys in exchange for some cards..I said yes but I know it will be hard making boys using lace and flowers..


  15. Beautiful card Elaine, I love the papers you have used and the image looks fantastic, you are really good at colouring. (I'm really jealous). :-) xx

  16. Absolutely love the glitter on the hairband & glaze on the heart. As for your shading & colouring - you give images so much life with your colouring. You're right about the pearls - think they're your middle name (WINK). You're certainly a master at putting them where they should go. Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Gorgeous card Elaine, wonderful image and colours.

  18. Hi Elaine, gorgeous card that image is so cute and youve coloured it so beautifully. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxx

  19. Your card is really gorgeous!
    hugs Yvonne

  20. Now why havent i posted on this till now i am sure i did. Well what can i say other than it is Grrrrrrrrrrrrreat. lol

  21. Hi Elaine,
    Just wanted you to know how much I love your card! Wow! Your coloring is fantastic. I look forward to seeing your beautiful work as it inspires me! Blessings to you and your family.

  22. Hi Elaine, Fabulous card and love that paper. Image is coloured beautifully as always. Terrific colour combo.

  23. Awesome creation Elaine gorgeous image & the colour combo too. fab punched borders &&& ohh the pearls cant miss anything out..LOL

    smiles Christine xx

    ps its very hard work keeping me newly decorated craft room tidy.....rofl..

  24. Such a beautiful card Elaine!
    Amazing colouring.
    Wish you a lovely weekend.
    Lots of hugs,
    Swantje x

  25. Beautiful card Elaine image is adorable and as always colouring perfect, your flower is gorgeous and great detail a lovely make
    Sarah xx

  26. Elaine your card is beautiful hun, so sweet and pretty even with the lack of embellies syndrome lol.
    I really need to learn to colour like you do with the inks, my colouring looks nowhere near as good as yours, put the kettle on I need to come round lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  27. Hi elaine,
    yup me again!!
    fantastically coloured image you have really made her glow!
    Suzie Qx

  28. Loving this card Elaine, your colouring is super and a fab combo too. Scrummy. Hugs Ali x

  29. Hi Elaine; So I have been browsing your blog and I have noticed two things One I am still in love with your coloring and with each new one I see it's like giving it more power; and two boy oh boy do you have candy! WOW how do you do it?

    Thanks for visiting my blog; I will tell you that I am almost ready to try the inks and perhaps you should give the Copics another chance; it is practice that makes the coloring better. I know I am not proud of the first coloring I did; and I have kept it as a remider of how much someone can improve!

    See you around:0)

    Oh and lastly; Love the colors you have used on this card! AWESOME!



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