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Thursday 4 November 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 47

The sketch for challenge 47 has been provided by the very Sweet Maria Therese, and it's another fabulous sketch. Nice 'n' easy, just the way I like them. The option, if you choose to follow it, being ribbon.

My card just didn't turn out the way I planned at all!

This sweet little girl is called Erin from the Home Grown range of stamps, available to purchase HERE.
For some reason she always makes me think of corn fields and harvest time, so I wanted to colour her in more autumnal colours. The DP I chose to use with Erin is from Dream Street Papers and the Sam range, which I bought at the last Harrogate show from the lovely Jill at The Hobby House
She's coloured with DI's as is the norm. The problem I had was I wanted to use a doily, but because the DP's are quite dark the doily stuck out like a sore thumb even though I did distress the edges.
So then I used a Marianne D's die to make the doily, I thought it was much better but it had a huge amount of bare space in the middle. Out came the felt and a button.
*Big waves to my lovely friend PATTY who sent me the biggest and loveliest bag of buttons you've ever seen, Thank you Patty*
So thinking of harvest time, I wanted a sentiment that said Thankful, or Give Thanks or something along those lines, which of course I haven't got. I couldn't knock one up on the computer as it wasn't working then, so I had to go with the Cherished Friend. Although it's not what I envisioned I do quite like this one.

The prize for one lucky winner is a Winter themed prize....a selection of 6 'Winter' Sugar Nellie stamps AND 
 a set of Snowflake Nesties. Amazing huh? Well you all know you've got to be in it to win it, so get your Sugar Nellies out and get creating!
All the details are on the Sugar Bowl Blog and don't forget to visit all the other Sweeties.

I was going to fill you in on the damage I've caused this week, but I think I've waffled on enough, I shall save that little treat for another day!

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


  1. Gorgeous card, beautiful image love the way you've coloured the image.

  2. Another beauty Elaine you are far far too hard on yourself Mrs. coloured to perfection as always. Have a super day. Hugs Ali x

  3. Wow Elaine I love your card...where do I start, the butterfly is fab, love your doily, yummy papers and great colouring in.

  4. wow hun
    your card is stunning
    it's all perfect
    hugs angelique

  5. Oh' Elaine this is Beautiful the colours are amazing love the image and your super detail!!! the dp is gorgeous chum a gorgeous make love it, looking forward to hearing what you have been up to lol' Hugs
    Sarah xx

  6. Goooooorgeous card sweetie!! Love the colors and your coloring is always so beautiful!!

  7. Oh, this is sooo sweet, love the patterned papers you have used! :)


  8. Hi Elaine
    I'm Pleased that you do quite like your card (even though it's not what you had planned)lol. I think that you should be very pleased with it, it's a lovely card. Colouring as I've said MANY MANY time's before is fantastic, love your choice of colours, D.P.s are scrummy, stamped image is very sweet, love the doily die. As for your sentiment WHY could you not use your hand writing rotfl.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  9. Hi Elaine, well it might not have yurned out how you'd envisioned, but it's certainly gorgeous! Erin is beautifully coloured and the papers are perfect. Looking forward to hearing your next installment!! Susie x

  10. So beautiful,the image is adorable!

  11. Beautiful. I love the doily shape and the button with felt! Great touch! Gorgeous papers and the sketch looks like an easy one to follow. Maybe if I get a spare few hours to play at the weekend I'l give it ago!



  12. Gorgeous card Elaine.loving the image and your papers.

  13. oh this is gorgeous huni i am a massive sugar fan but i have some how missed this cutie i love her.Beautiful colouring as always and the papers are lush xx

  14. Hi Elaine,
    gorguss card and those papers are fab too x
    i bought some felt the other day funnily enough but still sitting in the bag waiting for me to play! lol x
    looking forward to hearing about your mischief!!
    Suzie Qx

  15. Stunning again - that felt flower with the button is stunning with the Marianne die (they're on my list for the NEC on Sun). Mischief - just as well we don't pair up with our your saga to Saint R - who thought it sounded ever so familiar - now let me guess what's next.........
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  16. Oh Elaine, what a darling little card! I love the way you colored Erin...she's so cute with her hands in her pocket!! The DPs are just perfect for fall!! And the "doily" you made with the aqua paper and inked edges is the perfect touch!! Pat Frank

  17. Oh Elaine, wonderful cute card.

  18. Hi Elaine, your card is gorgeous I love this image she looks so innocent and youve coloured her beautifully. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx
    Yes had brilliant fun yesterday to.

  19. This is beautiful, that doily die cut is perfect for an embellishment here. I'll have to give this fun sketch a go.

  20. This image is cute, very vintage looking and no cankles! Sorry the doily didn't work out, if you need more just let me know!

  21. Love your card the colours and your diecut Erins very pretty thank you for your comment x

  22. I don't know how I missed this one...she is so cute and tomorrow I must make a card for the callenge....who knows I may win some day! Ha!


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