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Tuesday 5 October 2010

Hey! Hey! must be a good day. I'm actually sat on my bum and it's only 9pm! Hubby is working away for a couple of days at a hydro-electric power station, so that cuts down on the cooking. Whilst I was doing the ironing tonight, Hal very kindly made his own tea, and I had a M&S ping meal, chicken and mushroom risotto, very nice too. So I'm typing really quickly then I can go a-blogging tonight and see what you've all been up to.

I haven't made any cards this week, but I made this one the last time I was off work on my jolly's, for a VERY old friend. Good job she doesn't read my blog else I'd get a good slap for calling her old!
Image is a Crafters Companion SWALK, sentiment was from Elzybells, DP is Memory Box Gossamer and she's coloured with the usual DI's.
I did make quite a few cards last week, three of which are the fab new Simply Sassy's from Sugar Nellie.
I have to admit, I nearly fainted when I saw these stamps, there's a LOT of hair on those gals, and I dread hair. I find it so difficult to colour! But I do so love these images, I think they are my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps so far, a little bit different from the other ranges. 
I'll be back on Thursday for the next Sugar Bowl challenge.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Gorgeous card Elaine,love the swalk stamps,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. This is simply gorgeous Elaine!, love these SWALK Stamps from C.C, they are my fave from them and you have coloured her in beautifully as usual. Cannot wait to get my Simply Sassy stamps, they look soooo scrummy:o)
    Take care, hugs Vicky xx

  3. Such a gorgeous card again Elaine! Luv your colouring, it's just brilliant! Oooo, I also luv the new Simply Sassy gals, can't wait for them to be officially released. Glad to hear you've had a restful evening for a change lol! May I please ask what number nesties you used for this image, I luv them and whenever I get nesties they're always too small hehe. The disadvantages of ordering online lol! Lotsa luv xxxx

  4. Gorgeous card, lovely papers and the image is really sweet and coloured beautifully.
    Sounds like my kind of meal! Enjoy your blog hopping.

  5. Woooooooooooooooooow love love love your coloring of this super sweet image!!!Your friend is very lucky to get this sweet card!! And I love the sentiment! wish I could translate it to Norwegian but then it just sounds weird. I love so many English sentiments but can not get myself to use them. And about the hair.. your fab with hair! Especially the Simply Sassy hair's!!!

  6. I hope you have a nice relaxing evening you do deserve a bit if you time.I love this card today great image its the only swalk i have but she is such a delightful one.Love the greeting it works so well with this image I am sure you would agree.I too like the new sugar nellies and hair I know what you mean they have loads of it lol it will prbably take me half an hour just to do the hair lol.
    Have a great time blogging hun
    Lorraine xx

  7. Oh, this is beautiful!
    Love the sentiment, and the image is really sweet. Lovely coloring as always. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  8. Oh Elaine those Memory Box papers are to die for, I will look out for them when I am at Port Sunlight Stamping fair on Saturday, they are too nice!!
    Your card is lovely, the colours are beautiful, I have just made a card with the conratulations couple from the same set, sweet arn't they? Debbiexx

  9. Awe Elaine - I love her! She's very sweet. Great layout and papers. Hope you've enjoyed your evening of hopping. Catch you when I'm back from my parents.

    Kimmi xx

  10. The pinks & browns work so well together & I love the way you ink the backgrounds to your images. I was given this stamp for my birthday but have not had a chance to ink it yet. I had to chuckle at your comment about the hair - I KNOW & sympathize but I'm definitely hooked & can't wait to have a go.
    Glad you've got some time for yourself too.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. such a cute card alaine, the image is so cute and your coloring beautiful
    xoxo BA

  12. This is adorable. You make such nice soft background colors, mine always seem blotchy. I think you need to come visit Patty and I...
    Can't wait to hear from you and am ready to send your stuff, just want to make sure you are ok with me cutting down the paper or if there is anything else you want.

  13. Oh' Elaine your friend is going to love this card it is beautiful this wee image is cute and coloured to perfection, yummy papers too, thanks for your kind words and best wishes on my blog this means a lot Big Hugs xx I'm feeling much better now thanks chum!!
    Sarah xx

  14. What a lovely card you made.


  15. Hi Elaine

    What a great card.

    I love how you have coloured and distressed your image and the sentiment goes alongside perfectly.

    Gorgeous colours and great little pearl embellishments.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Hi there - I'm up and busy too. Today my best friend will arrive in 5 minutes to help out with sorting and labelling cards for the OSH project bless her - I have more than 300 new ones - and the task will be so much more fun when shared with a friend. Thanks for the comment - Xstitch will be ready soon - as I bring it to places where I can't do my REAL hobby and 1 hour here and there brings more progress than one should think. =0)

  17. Hi Elaine
    lovely card, these SWALK stamps are very cute. The Simple Sassys from Sugar Nellie are also very cute, (and one is a dead ringer for my little granddaughter), so will have to buy that one lol. Glad to hear that you are sat on your bum (bet you needed it after the week-end), hope Hal had a great time.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  18. Oh gorgeous card Elaine, love the sweet image.

  19. It's adorable! I'm sure your "old friend" will love that sentiment :)

  20. What a beautiful card, I love the sweet little image and your fab colouring. Also love the whole colour scheme. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

  21. Hi Elaine awww this is so cute fab colour combo love the sentiment..the pearls are a great little embellishment on the border..stunning creation.

    smiles Christine xx

  22. HI Elaine I've come visiting so you don't feel neglected and unloved lol, your cards gorgeous, I love your colouring again no surprise there is there?
    I have this stamp set and I've never done anything with them, naughty me, seeing your lovely inspiration might make me get them out though,
    enjoy your night hun, speak soon, hugs Liz xx

  23. another lovely card Elaine, you never fail to amaze me with your coloring skills.
    Donna xx


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