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Thursday 27 January 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 52

It's my favourite day of the fortnight and time for the next Sugar Bowl Challenge. The sketch for this challenge has been provided by the very sweet Maria Therese and the option is 'Love'. This sketch had me scratching my head and pulling my hair out for days! I had the image coloured and the majority of the card made, but there was just one little bit that I could not get right no matter what I tried. I'm sorry Maria, it wasn't your sketch at all, it was me being....well me!
And a wonky photo too, but I am rather good at taking wonky photos!

This gorgeous image is called Elise. She's another of my favourites that I keep on coming back to, from the Home Grown Country Cousins range, available to purchase HERE. She's been coloured with the usual DI's, and I've dotted glamour dust on her dress to look like sequins, possibly? The papers are another favourite that I keep on coming back to, Ella Blue. A few pearls and 2 little pearly heart embellies from Jill at The Hobby House.
It was the wingy thingy's that had me stumped! So I'll apologise now as I'm not really sure that I totally followed the sketch?
The Sugar Bowl always offers the best prizes and for the lucky winners of this sketch for there will be TWO prizes, with TWO lucky people winning their choice of 6 Sugar Nellie stamps! Who can resist a bit of pick'n'mix eh?
All the details can be found on the Sugar Bowl Blog as well as plenty of inspiration from the other sweeties.

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


  1. Beautiful card hun, as always I am in awe of your colouring, it's stunning.
    The wings had me stumped too when I saw the sketch lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colouring.
    big hugs

  3. this is gorgeous Elaine.xx

  4. Very beautiful card!!! The colouring is fantastic!!!! Love it)

  5. Beautiful card Elaine.....your colouring is fabby. Loving your distressed edging too.

  6. Nice card Elaine! Not sure what I would have done with the wings either but I like the little pearl hearts you used. We are past hump day, hope you survived!

  7. Hi Elaine
    love your card, your wingy thing's can be your hearts lol, love those scrummy paper's.
    Your colouring (as always) is awesome/fantastic/T.D.F., only wish I had colouring skill's like yours.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  8. Elaine, your card is absolutely stunning! I love Elise, especially when she's been coloured so beautifully. And the sentiment is lovely (and could suit a few different occasions too). Gorgeous! Susie x

  9. Very pretty card and beautifull image, will have to go and check those out and the challenge as I do like that sketch :)

  10. So beautiful, Elaine! I love your colouring with the DI's and the extra little sparkle tops it off lovely :)

    Don't worry about the wonky photo, I do them ALL the time and mostly blurred too! lol.

    Fab card, lovely! :)

    Meesh. XX

  11. beautiful card, I love these papers too, hate cutting them up though lol!

  12. Oh noes! Hope all goes well at the dentist :(

  13. Beautiful card Elaine love the colours must say when I saw the wings on the sketch I did wonder hopefully I will join this week

  14. Gorgeous card Elaine,love the paper's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  15. I have to confess I love this - the heart & the sheen/gloss on it is stunning & I love the glamour dust sequins - exactly what it looks like. The pearl hearts echo the dress so well & they definitely symbolize those wingy bits - you could even say that the brown spotted frilly chiffon thing below & above the belt or singly symbolize the wingy things. The colours are a wonder in those papers & as for the way she is standing exactly on the edge of the white border on the nestie, leaves me speechless.
    Lots of love
    Paula (PEP)

  16. Oh i love Sugar Bowl day i get to drool :D :D Coloured to perfection!!! How do you do that??? stunning in everyway.


    Ali x

  17. Oh so gorgeous! Love your color combo and coloring!

  18. This is beautiful, Elaine and the sketch looks fab too x

  19. Hi Elaine,
    You really have got the distressed inks off to a T - Love the stamp too. MMMMM I think I would be stumped with the "wingy" things to but the whole card looks lovely.

  20. Love your does show love! You are much too hard on yourself...Why is it we take whonky photos...happens to me all the time! hugs patty

  21. Just beautiful Elaine, again such beautiful colouring and gorgeous dp's too :o)

    Mmmmm, wasn't to sure about the wing thing either, so I think I be leaving them off too when I do my card lol!

    Hope you are well hun,

    Hugs Vicky xx

  22. Hi Elaine gorgeous creation..must say the Wingy things have me baffled the colour combo & image is so pretty it as to the wonky piccy blame the ship rolling about..LOL

    smiles Christine xx

  23. Hi Sweetheart, Im not surprised the wings had you flumoxed they would me to, but I htink youve created a stunning card with the sketch its so pretty, I do love the way you colour your images, and the papers are beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  24. wow, Elaine this is so beautiful!!!
    hugs Yvonne

  25. Your card is the most perfect sweetie , soooo love the colors you used and your coloring is amazing! Lots and lots of love!

  26. this is so beautiful Elaine and such a great sketch this week so hope i get time to enter xx

  27. Elaine, your colored dress is simply stunning! I love the added sequins ;) You always have beautiful color coordination. Your photo isn't wonky at all.
    The butterfly wings? Yikes, I knew I forgot something. I drew on scratch paper then placed the acetate on top and started tracing with the quickie glue pen. argh. Off to edit my post lol!

    Lils :)

  28. what a gorgeous card.. and some beautiful papers..

    have a nice weekend


  29. Fabulous card darlin! love her and the colours are stunning!
    Have a great weekend,
    Huggles, Marlene x

  30. Hi Elaine,
    the wingy thingys lol thats a new one!
    such a fab card and the image is coloured beautifully but then i always say that !!
    have a lovely weekend #
    Suzie Qx

  31. a stunning card, I love those papers, bought them at the end of last year! , your colouring and glitter look fab
    Tilly x

  32. Beautiful card Elaine, your colouring never ceases to amaze me. Just fabulous. I love this stamp too, so versatile.

  33. This is so beautiful, Elaine!
    Georgeus coloring job. :)

    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Anne.

  34. Your papers are gorgeous and I love your choice of image and colouring.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  35. Gorgeous card Elaine. Papers are fabulous and I love that cute sugar nellie stamp.

  36. Oh Elaine...this is absolutely beautiful!!!! Your coloring w/DIs is perfect...and I love, love, love this Ella Blue DP...just gorgeous!! Pat Frank


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