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Thursday 10 February 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 53

I'm not quite sure where the last two weeks have disappeared to. They seem to have vanished in the blink of an eye, but the good news is that the next Sugar Bowl challenge came around quickly too. The sketch for this challenge has been provided by the multi-talented loveliness that is Marlene and it's a fabulous sketch! Love it hunny, you're a genius! The option, should you wish to join in with it, is a colour combo - see photo further down.

I came back to this image again, Fashionista, available to buy HERE. I adore this little lady, she's just so pretty, although she may not like me very much seeing as I chopped half her legs off! But I really wanted to colour her again and she wouldn't have fitted in the sketch if I'd used all of her. Coloured with DI's as always.
The DP is Tilda Frosted Bluegreen.....Oh my, I love this pad of papers too, very delish. Sentiment from LOTV, a few of the obligatory pearls and a scalloped card blank from craftwork cards. Very simple but I like how this one turned out.
I flipped the sketch to accommodate my image.

Marlene's chosen photograph for the colour option, off-white, blue, brown and a little green.
The prizes for this weeks lucky winners, again there will be TWO lucky winners, each winning their choice of 6 Sugar Nellie stamps. 
All the details can be found on the Sugar Bowl Blog along with plenty of inspiration from all the other Sweeties.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xxx


  1. Wow Elaine I love it. And I think she looks fab with her legs chopped off, works brilliant. The papers you have used are stunning and loving the pearl details.
    Happy crafting,

  2. This is just adorable Elaine and the colours are beautiful!

  3. Wow, can't believe it's time for another SugarBowl challenge already - I haven't managed to join in with the last one!! Hopefully I'll be able to join in this time as the sketch looks fab and I LOVE those colours!

    Your card looks utterly gorgeous, Elaine. I love your colouring - vibrant and perfect. And that paper pad is beautiful - another for my wishlist!!

    Hope you're doing ok after your recent drama. Take care, Susie x

  4. This is just gorgeous, I love the papers and pearls, the colours are stunning, hope I have time to enter this challenge
    Tilly x

  5. Hi Elaine, love the card! it's gorgeous!
    and thank you so much for the stamp!!!!!!! i love it!

  6. You are now a canklephobic person, that is the true reason you chopped the legs right? She is very pretty, I would even color her up myself. I like how you used the kraft cardstock, I struggle with that stuff myself. Chat with you later.

  7. Totally awesome sweetie, the flipped sketch card looks fab!
    You made me giggle with the leg chopping.. but am sure she don't mind!!
    Have a fab day hun,
    M x

  8. Absolutly gorgeous Elaine, beautiful colors.
    Hugs, Yvon

  9. wowww what a great card you've made! I just love it!
    hugs tiets

  10. Oh Wow Elaine, This is just fabulous. Do love that colour scheme and the image is coloured to perfection. Great sketch.
    I find the weeks passing me by so quickly too and I don't even have to go to work anymore. I don't know how I managed when I was working.

  11. Hi Elaine,
    obviously i am gonna love this you have used kraft and what a fab design youhave used x great image and beautifully coloured as always x
    hope its not raining with you its so glum here x
    Suzie qx

  12. Oh she is so sweet Elaine, love the soft colour tones and again your fantastic colouring :o)

    Hope you are well hun and things are more settled at home :o)

    hugs Vicky xx

  13. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous card love the colours,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  14. Hi Elaine
    love it, love the image soooooooo sweet, love those tilda papers. I was only allowed to get one pad of the Tilda pad of papers, (my bank manager is such an OLD meanie), and I couldn't make up my mind, between Winter garden & Frosted Bluegreen, I went with Winter Garden (which are lovely) BUT now after seeing your lovely card, I wish I had got the other's, lol.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  15. Love love love your card sweetie!! Lots of hugs!

  16. Stunning card, Elaine!
    Love the light colors and simple decorations with focus on the papers and the image. :)

    Hope to see more from you soon!
    Hugs, Anne.

  17. Hi Elaine,
    Another gorgeous card!!
    hugs Yvonne

  18. She is stunning Elaine love your colouring it's just amazing, would love to be able to colour with my DI's like this I must practise more,lol' the Dps are beautiful great sentiment too chum.
    Thanks again for the beautiful stamp I love it
    Lots Hugs
    Sarah x

  19. A lovely card, Elaine. Hope things are settling down a bit and you have some 'you' time soon x

  20. Hi elaine this is stunning beautifully coloured

  21. Hi Elaine, I love the way that you have "chopped her legs off" - it shows that you can use stamps in more ways with a little adjustment. The image is fab and the colours & sketch go really well together.
    Is Harrogate better than Manchester? Bigger? would you recommend it?

  22. Hi Elaine, wow hun this is stunning, love the image and your colourings awesome, love your papers too,
    I'm just waiting to get to a craft shop for some backing stuff for my lovely hAnglar stamps some lovely lady sent me lol, then it will be watch this space he he,

    hope Hals a lot better hun, have you got your phone yet? hugs Liz xx

  23. Hey you.. another stunner of a card! ;) Yes, I agree... the days just zing by lol! Love the papers and color coordination. Your coloring wth the DIs is just divine! Fab take on the sketch too :) Have a wonderful day and keep warm!

  24. Your card is gorgeous Elaine, such a beautiful image.

  25. OH this IS fabaroonie LOL at your legging chopping he he. Your colouring is as always outstanding!!!!! Teach me teach me :D Goregous card sweetie..oh i lurvs Sugar Bowl times as you post scrumptious cards :D

    Have a fab weekend

    Ali x

  26. Brilliant soft colours & I love the way your colouring really brings out the whole style of the inspiration photo. Those rows of pearls are glorious too.
    Paula (PEP)

  27. Hi Elaine...I do so love these Simply Sassy sweeties!! And you have totally ROCKED this adorable little Fashionista!!! Love your DPs...and, of course, your coloring is fab!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  28. oh this is gorgeous Elaine i am loving the soft colours and the way her legs sort of blend out of the piccy it looks great xx

  29. Hi Elaine, hows you? hope you and Hall have had a good week and things are settling down.
    Ian has been bad all week with a pulled muscle so hes hobbling around like a 90year old.
    Anyway back to your stunning card, I do love that colour scheme its so you, and the result is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  30. Oh hon this is just gorgeous !!! I so love it when you post I love seeing your beautiful creations dear. I do hope you are feeling better dear. I know it is going around. Get some rest and take care dear. Hugs

  31. Oh wow, it's gorgeous Elaine, wonderful papers and the image is wonderful.

  32. Elaine, this is totally gorgeous. I'm loving the beautiful soft colours. Fab sketch too, I may have a go at it too.

  33. Beautiful card with your amazing coloring of this sweet little image. Great idea to chop her legs off to get her to fit. Love the design & enjoy seeing more of your wonderful work.
    Hugs, Janie

  34. A 'Canklephobic'? What next? LOL! It was so nice to visit your blog and see your lovely work. I have missed you! Hope Hal is feeling better? I think I will live! Love your card and your fantastic coloring....I will have to check this challenge out.

  35. Lovely card! Perfect colour choices for this challenge! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  36. oooo I love these colours! I love the layout. That image is lovely I haven't seen many of those before.

    By the way I LOVE me Cat stamp its brilliant! Thank you again!

  37. Lol, think she still looks fab with her legs chopped off. Gorgeous colouring as usual, still think Ii may have to give distressing a go, lol. Hugs Tracy x


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