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Thursday 7 October 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 45

Morning folks, I'm back again! That'll be three postings in three days! Don't worry, it won't last : )
The sketch for challenge 45 has been provided by the very talented Tiets and the option is 'Autumn'. This gave me a chance to use one of the designs from the autumn kit.

The beautiful image is available to buy HERE. If you don't already have this kit then now is a good time to buy as it's at a very special reduced price. I'm sorry to have chopped her off at the legs, but the stamp is quite a long one and I just couldn't fit the full image in with the sketch.
DP is Basic Grey Pyrus. Not really my sort of colours, but I felt they looked Autumnal. The flowery thing is my new Doo Hickey die, the jury's still out on whether I like these flowers or not!
She's coloured with DI's, a few pearls and that's it.

Another fabulous prize is up for grabs. One lucky winner will receive 2 sets of Marianne Design flower dies AND a set of 6 Simply Sassy stamps.

All the details for how to enter can be found on the Sugar Bowl Blog, and don't forget to visit the other Sweeties for some inspiration.
Congratulations again to all the new Sweeties who will be joining us on the next challenge. I can't wait to see what these talented ladies bring to this team.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Hi Elaine
    what a fab card. You have done a great job with the layout. Lovely autumn colours. Makes me think of warm fires, hot chocolate and a nice movie!
    Love Sarah X

  2. I love what you have done here - the papers are so autumnal & I do like that flower - the turquoise colour used for matting & the flower is such a good contrast & really sets off the design. amazing job with the sketch too.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. This is totally gorgeous!
    Love the colors, the wonderful image and you`re design!
    Hugs from Maya

  4. Oh this is so beautiful, wonderful card Elaine.

  5. Hi Elaine
    Whoooo 3 posts in 3 days, you may need to lie down in a darkened room lol. Joking aside it's fantastic when you are able to post more often, (when time allows you to) as I always look forward to reading your blog.
    The papers would not be my choice, and I would not have gone out and brought them, BUT seeing what you have done with your card, I luvvv em. I think these will have to just fall in to my shopping basket rotfl.
    I love your flower Doo Hickey die, but then I have got a big problem with my addiction to the Doo Hickey Dies, (except for the circle one)lol. I think I am going to need to see the Doc about this and my H&S stamp addiction lol.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  6. This is so lovely, love all the patterned papers and colors!:)
    Beautiful card!

    Hugs, Anne.

  7. what a great sketch ... love the layers of patterned paper!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS card, Elaine! Love the colours with that stamp and how youo've coloured her. I'm dreading trying that sketch, though - it looks sooooo challenging!! But I've got to try it! Susie x

  9. WOW!!! Elaine I lovvvvvvveeeee this card it is stunning colours are beautiful image coloured to perfection chum, DP gorgeous fabulous sketch too me too!! not sure about the Doo Hickey flower!!
    Have a super day Hugs x
    Sarah x

  10. Gorgeous card Elaine,beautiful paper's,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  11. Oh this is so beautiful Elaine ♥ I did see you choped of her legs and I liked it became a different image!!
    And I think you did a awesome job with the sketch!

  12. wooweeee. this is gorgeous, what an amazing card hun.xx

  13. Wow Elaine she is gorgeous hun!, love this image and coloured in beautifully as usual. Love the backing papers and fab layout, will be playing at the weekend lol!
    Hugs Vicky xx

  14. this is absolutely gorgeous Elaine i love it and to be honest with you i am a little scared of the sketch this week lol
    I will try though xx

  15. WOWZER Elaine!!! You never cease to amaze me Sweetie. Your work is out of this world! Absolutely luv this card and what a fab sketch too. Will have to try and make some time to enter this challenge for a chance at the brilliant prize! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, it really means the world to me coming from such a talented crafter like yourself. Thanks for the info on the dies too, will need to get them. Have a great evening. Lotsa luv xxxx

  16. Oh Elaine, this is one of the best cards I have ever seen! And the layers! I wouldn't even attempt it. She is beautiful, legs or not. He he! Wonderful job as always.

  17. Hiya Elaine,
    Thanks sooooo much for your lovely comment on my Blog!Do you have the same manga stamp then?

    Your interpetation of Tiets sketch is amazing.the card is so warm & inspiring.

    Like you,I do tend to like the lighter tones of shading.Always good to push yourself to try new areas of craft.

    But really Elaine,bald stamps will never be in fashion girl! Lol! Poor Sassy Girls they got off lightly,as a crafter you will have way too many sharp implements for cuttin!
    I love hairy stamps,like being tonal with shading long hair?
    Do your Cats have any Fur? Or is it just hairy stamps that you have a little scare for?

    Take care
    Have a great week!
    Big Hugs

  18. Elaine, as usual your coloring and mix of papers never cease to amaze! I could never match papers (printed ones at that) like you ladies. Simply gorgeous!

  19. Hey Elaine this is CASPERS Hubby. Whaat do you mean guy is there something that she aint tellin me. I will assure u that she 100% woman. Well the last time I looked. HEE HEE or should I say SHE SHE? Lol.

    Take Care


  20. Well Elaine MMMMMM? What do I say?

    Ha ha me not a boy,but to be fair - Casper was a boy ghostie.So as I did not specify my gender on my profile.

    Me a girl,have hair,have a hubby & a doggie with fur.Hubby going grey since he met me! So he says?
    Glad you have hair,thats a good step to being defined as normal - Define normal,please?
    Your poor poor hubby that a shame,he had hair til he met you - What did you do? Wait til he was sleeping & decide he had way too much hair & shave it off?Does he sleep with one or two eyes open?? Hee hee me cheeky,me get chucked oot your blog soon for my cheek - but then I have 4 chances as I have 4 cheeks eh?
    You prob chuck me oot for my long posts,that more like it?

    Glad your kitties have plenty of fur - good start being kind to animals just hubbies that get the chop? Poor hubby,tell him my doggie casts plenty & if he not mind a little white,tan & cream streaked look - it's his!In a bag & on its way,does he have a p.o. box so you not hide it from him?

    Those baldy cats your brother has do look weird but I just want to put a coat & dress on them to keep the poor things warm!

    Elaine are you sure that your brother's cats are bald? MMMMM?
    Me is suspicious,you a good girl & not shave them when no one looking?

    I love the Sugar & Spice shop in Arbroath. Do you know it?The fudge is amazing.Was up in Arbroath last year & bought a wall plaque thing that says " Husband & dog missing - reward for dog! Hee hee

    Was at Arbroath for a little break there on 20th September,went to Sugar & Spice but not get fudge this time.

    Me like Japanese rubber too? Love the Whole Manga area,used to watch the Manga cartoons when I was younger,used to be on late times on channel 4.Silvermoon etc.

    Been card making for 3 years there abouts,have a few stamps but was not until I discovered Sugar Nellie that I started to stamp.In fact I would get so annoyed with the blurry edges that I convinced myself I couldn't stamp!

    Do you know whaT CURED ME OF MY FEAR OF STAMPING?I went on to Letraset Promarkers site & looked at the Manga artists drawings etc.This one artist's comment was a revelation.
    He said - There are no mistakes in art,all mistakes can be turned around & not to worry too much about your lines they can be made thicker etc to accomodate the image! Not word for word but that is my take on his comment & although he was talking about art work & sketching it hit home with me.And I applied that principle to my stamping.First stamp I fell in love with was, the shopoholic clear stamp free with the Creativity magazine.The lady with the shopping bags.That was me I was off & running.OOOOHHHH then I found Sugar Nellie.Please Miss. My name is Casper & I am a Sugar Nellie Stamp Addict!!!!

    Thanks so much for the lovely comments Elaine!
    And the banter.

    Your site looks great,for just being up & running a few months! Thought you had been blogging for years & that you not a technophobe.Thanks so much for help resources will keep that in mind.
    I am determined & was not letting this blog creation beat me.Windows live drove me nuts & they are now changing it all around & want me to open a new blog - Blog off WINDOWS!

    Like computers & have been on the internet since 1998,I sort the software out,hubby replaces the hardware for friends & family.I am not a programmer or anything just can repair & reboot computers.Self taught.

    Me blog off now before you strangle me for ma cheek!

    Have a great week end
    Ma wee first follower wummin
    Big Hugs

  21. This is fabulous, and I seem to have missed some gorgeous creations

    Sorry I have not visited for a while, I have been badly for about a fortnight and have got behind on my blogging. And I had lost my dashboard, that Mr Blogger Grrrrr.

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. Your card is beautiful Elaine I love the colours on this and the papers and image are gorgeous!

  23. Absolutely stunning Elaine, your coloring is out of this world, you really know how to bring these cuties to life. Just finally getting round to catching up with everyone, it's been ages. Hope you are well, see you've been very busy posting, at this rate you could become addicted if you're not careful. Thanks for stopping by my blog all this time while I've been super busy behind the scenes.

    PS Alan is doing well, had his first followup appt this past week and goes again three months. His first followup for the second surgery is next month, fingers crossed they don't find anything else

  24. This card is fabulous! I love it ... the warm rich colors, the fantastic coloring job! WOW! I must do a "Sugar" card now! I also got my lovely pkg today...I am having so much fun making snowflakes. Check my blog later...hugs

  25. Ohhh Elaine ... this card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
    Your colouring is stunning and the match of papers and warm colours is fantastic.
    Love ist.
    Big hugs,
    Swantje x

  26. Gorgeous card Elaine, the papers look fab and the image is beautiful. I love the new flower but... it does remind me of the cabbages my sons school grew this year, the caterpillars had a lovely time eating and left them all lacy like you flower. hee hee. :-) xx

  27. Wow! This is just fabulous Elaine. Love this image and the details and colours are just gorgeous.

  28. Stunning card hun, OMG your colouring is amazing, please pop round and give me some lessons, I'll put the kettle on and you can even have one of my beloved choc chip muffins lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  29. Hiya Elaine,

    How are you?
    I had a really busy weekend & catching up now!

    Ha ha your not an Ass or a Donkey ,that's just your laugh,heehaw heehaw!

    You going to smack me for my check soon!
    Stop saying sorry,its fine , funny really!

    Some one had to do it & it was poor you!

    Been on internet since 1998 & my online name has always been Casper!
    Used to have a dog called CASPER THE FRIENDLY DOGGY! Got him from cat & dog home , a cross collie,no not white.Just love Casper the friendly Ghost he so cute.

    I got earrings made,a necklace & have a tattoo of him that I designed myself to celebrate the end of chemo.

    Arbroath is in Scotland,lovely place near to Montrose,Dundee that kinda area.
    That shop Sugar & Spice is a beautiful tearoom /cafe,the waitresses are dressed in victorian costume.The cakes & scones are huge & are homemade - yummy.
    There is a shop as you go through to the tearoom & they sell little nick nacks but also homemade different flavoured fudge,to die for!!

    Hubby away up to Skye,VERY LONG TRIP! My little doggie is called SKYE.

    Me love rubber too & especially Sugar Nellies,thats what started me on the rubber trail....thank you SWEETIES!

    You ma wee follower wummin & I not kick you oot the blog!

    As for gender identification you must admit - you need help! hee hee a Bart Girl, A casper girl?

    Hee hee thanks for the banter & fun.

    Whose fred? You nuts,Merlin a online name for hubby.
    Next you be calling me Daphne well gurl if I am daphne your gonna be THELMA & hubby can be Scooby Doo!

    Where is the mystery machine , I need a quick exit!

    oops,ha ha someone came on my blog & asked if my name was seasonal,very nice lady but said it wasn't.Then!
    Well now I may be Kandy Kane at Christmas,fancy a wee change just for
    Christmas !
    Please do not ask - me & my uncle's are all spooked up for Halloween no more enquiries for private Hauntings. If for any reason you have any problems with our policies or booking procedures please remember we are transparent !

    Take care
    Big Hugs


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