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Thursday 9 September 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 43

Good morning everyone. It's Thursday, so time for another fabulous Sugar Bowl Challenge. The sketch for this challenge has been provided by Sweetie Judy and the option is buttons.
Now I thought this was a lovely sketch. Nice and easy, just the way I like them, and surely everyone has a stash of buttons? Except me it seems. I hunted high and low to find a few humble buttons.
Then I had such a hard time trying to make this card, it was definitely one-of-those-days. I scored my card to make the base, using my trusty Scor-pal, and I managed to make a crooked card. In the bin it went and I started again. After the base was made I cut the DP with my guillotine. Is there only me on the planet who can cut paper wonky on a guillotine? In the bin in went. The next DP I cut too small arrrrgh!
Walk away, make a brew and start again. Cut the paper straight and the correct size and stick it down..........skew-whiffy! (For those who don't know, skew-whiffy means cock-eyed, crooked, wonky etc).
It took me 8 hours to produce this card, and that really is no exaggeration. 8 hours, 6 cuppas and one felled tree with all the paper I wasted. Not a good or productive day and not a favourite card, but I do love this image.

The image is a Leanne Ellis called "Catch a falling star" available to buy HERE. The DP is Kaiser Crafts 'Wish Upon' range, the sentiment is from Elzybells, the beautiful doily was a gift from my buddy
Gayle - thanks luv. Four buttons, three pearls and a bit of ribbon. She's coloured as always with DI's.

Another amazing prize is on offer for one lucky person. Either the 4 new Christmas Manga stamps OR the 4 new Christmas Country Cousins stamps plus two sets of Personal Impressions word stamps and a Papermania Black and White embellishment set  from the Capsule Collection which includes bling, buttons, glitter and bows. How's that for a wowzer of a prize?
All the details are on the Challenge Blog and don't forget to visit the other Sweeties for some inspiration.
Before I sign off, on my last post I did mention that Gayle is running a competition to find some new Sweeties. Rules of entry are easy peasy, so what are you waiting for? Pop over HERE for all the details and get your entries in.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Beautiful card, really pretty love the star.
    My guillotine doesn't cut straight always a few mill out.

  2. I love this, its so sweet and simple, and still the details are beautiful. :)

  3. Thank you Sweetie...

    Just BEUATIFUL....don't know why you're so hard on yourself! I cut everything wonky too...MOST days!
    Colouring is amazing...HATE YOU!

    Luvs ya really

    G x

  4. Oh Elaine, what a day you had - we all have days like this! Well I think your card's lovely - the image is really cute and you've coloured her beautifully and the paper you chose is gorgeous and the 3 little pearls finish it perfectly! Susie x PS - what a fab prize - that's TWO sugar nellie cards I need to make!!

  5. Poor you - I hate days like that, lol. Card is gorgeous and well worth all the time and effort x

  6. Ahh!!! Elaine this is a lovely card chum, you're colouring is amazing, and this is a super wee image, DP gorgeous too you are not alone here with the cutting wonky chum lol' have a great day
    Sarah xx

  7. Oh such a gorgeous card Elaine. Love the colouring of the image and the papers also. Hugs Michele x

  8. A gorgeous card Elaine! I know what you mean about taking you 8 hrs to make, i struggle sometimes, sit with all these goodies and still dont know what to do with them...what are we like eh??. x x

  9. Hi Elaine thanks for the giggle I love reading your posts so much fun with your words...BTW dont think your the only crafter who has C...p days I have more than most..must be our creativeness for perfection?? anyways stunning creation love the soft colour combo & imgae.

    smiles Christine xx

  10. Hello Elaine,
    Such a cute little card, especially the small ribbon in the corners look so lovely.
    Currently I have a lot of work and no leisure.
    I urgently need vacation ... I wish you beautiful week.

  11. Hi Elaine, Looks like it was your turn today for your card to go wrong - no doubt cause I've clicked on your blog it'll get passed on to me! lol - Your card turned out perfect, love the image and your colouring. Sarah x

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

  13. Hi Elaine

    Love how you have coloured this image.

    Hugs Ali x

  14. Elaine, I couldn't tell you had a hard time with this card... It's really Gorgeous! Lovely color combination and your coloring is stunning! I always have a problem with the guillotine, so I can empathize with you. You're lucky to have finished your card in 8 hours... mine can take nights :P hahaha! Have a wonderful day!

  15. Aha - your guillotine has been chatting to mine. I'll make sure my ruler doesn't go & canoodle with yours. She's glorious - love those colours & that doily is a real treat. Now the final straw is when you've completed the card & it is ready to photograph & there you have a smudge of ink on the back - quick trim it all down off the back & layer it onto another piece of cardstock - providing one hasn't already decorated the inside. Otherwise no alternative but to add another layer on the inside as well.........
    Glad you survived & your struggle really doesn't show.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  16. Hi Elaine
    sorry not visited recently but I have been on holiday.
    Gorgeous card
    If you need buttons I have mentioned on my blog a visit to TK Max!!!!
    Sarah X

  17. Gorgeous card and oh so sweet colored ♥♥♥

  18. Hi Elaine, your cards gorgeous hun,lovely image and perfect colouring, from one who's had one of those days too as you know, I hope you don't get one again soon, hugs Liz xx
    hope that makes sense, not sure it does lol, xx

  19. Elaine I was laughing sooo much reading your blog today I nearly forgot to look at your beautiful card lol!. So love the image and your colouring is fantastic.Great ribbon detail and buttons too.
    Take care hun and hope there is not a paper shortage now hehehe, love Vicky xx

  20. Ooooo Elaine this is just gorgeous Sweetie! Luv the soft colours you've chosen and you've coloured the image in beautifully as always! Isn't Judy's sketch just fab! I actually used it myself today for a future dt project lol and loved it! Hope I'll get a chance to play along with you guys so I can use the sketch again. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. Lotsa luv xxxx

  21. this is stunning Elaine I can see why you like this image i think it is beautiful xx

  22. Hullo, hullo,
    8 hours worth spent says I !!!
    a truly lovely card and colouring is spot on x
    go get some choklit and chill love x
    its FFFFFFriday!
    Suzie Qx

  23. Well all I can say is this was 8 hours very well spent it is adorable and the image is so cute and coloured beautifully,great sketch too. Thanks for the input on my card I love it when people are so constuctive and your great idea for blue card has been stored and I am going to try it later lol. Hugs Sue :o)

  24. This is adoreable even if it took eight hours and a tree. lol I find lots of really neat buttons at rummage shops (vintage also) If you can't find any send me your snail mail and I will send you some...hugs patty (ps) check out my sidebar YOU are there!

  25. Hi Elaine
    you poor thing, sounds like you had a nightmare making this card but the end result is fab. Love the image & the papers, very pretty colours.

  26. Hi Elaine, youve created a gorgeous card its so pretty and your image is so beautifully coloured. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  27. Oh hun what a palava, bless you, you should have distressed the paper and wonky would have been fine, hark at me letting out my secret lol.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully coloured as always, and the paper and embellies are so soft and pretty.
    Thanks for the commenting tip, blogger is being nicer today, I've only had trouble on 4 blogs so far
    hugs Mandy xx

  28. Hi Elaine,

    I suffer from "wonky-itis" too - noone ever believes me when I say that I can cut wonky on a guillotine (to be honest, I struggle to understand it myself!) I LOVE how this turned out though - how did you get the texture on the star? Love all the colours - its stunning xxxx

  29. Hi Elaine,
    I think everyone from time to time has completely 'off' days like this, but the resulting card is gorgeous. I can see what appeals to you in this image- it is sooo cute and the layout really suits it.
    Yet again, your colouring is first rate.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
    Big hugs,
    Trish xx

  30. This is fabulous Elaine your colouring is jaw droppingly good mmmm not that I'm jealous in any way he he. Gorgeous papers too. Love everything about it. Another fabby challenge. Hugs Ali x


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