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Thursday 19 May 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 60

I'm back with a card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge, and the sketch has been provided by Sweetie Maria Therese. The option is a nice and easy one...Birthday, very handy as we all need a steady supply of birthday cards and this week is packed full of birthdays for my family and friends.
Today is my Sugar Mama Gayle's birthday....*Happy Birthday Sweetie, hope this day is a special one*

I wonder who will spot my stupid mistake??

I coloured up this gorgeous Sassy image Boho Chic a couple of weeks ago, the minute I got my inky hands on her. But I must have had a little interruption in brain activity because on my image she is wearing a scoop neck top, and on everyone else's that I've seen since she has on a polo neck! A little brain blip on my part.
As usual she's been coloured with DI's and Nick bantock inks, the box around the image is a Waltzing Mouse stamp set, the DP is Stampin'Up Elegant Soiree, the teeny weeny tag is made from PTI's Tiny tag stamps and dies.

The fabulous prize for one lucky winner is a set of 6 pick 'n' mix Sugar Nellie stamps. What would you choose? To maybe buy some older images and fill in some gaps in your collection, or the new Sassys perhaps?
For all the details please pop on over to the Sugar Bowl blog where you will also find lots of inspiration from all the other Sweeties including.....our own lovely Pat who has returned to the Sugar Bowl *Welcome back Pat, I kept the home fires burnin' for ya!*
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xxx


  1. fabulous card and fabulous colouring as always!! I have this one coloured and ready to go but not as good as yours Elaine and I didn't realise she has a glove on as I have made her hand skin coloured....suppose it doesn't really matter.

    Have a great day.


  2. I didnt realise it was a polo, and wasnt sure if that was a glove or not, I think everyone sees them different, thats whats good about it, Im waffling super gorgeous card, the colours are just perfect.
    Chris x

  3. Gorgeous card sweetie and I can see no mistakes so you must have covered it up very well! Love your card sweetie and so love the Polaroid feel around the image!
    Beautiful paper too!!

  4. Hi Elaine
    love it, colours are um um (new word for great), I didn't realise that stampin up did such delish colours (may just have to get some of those). I love the sweet image, & I think she looks just great with her scoop neckline (too hot for polo necks anyway).
    Sandra (craftynan)

  5. Hi Elaine,
    Gorgeous card,love this image and those fab papers.Love the skech this week def gonna have a play :) xx

  6. Hi Elaine, I wouldn't have noticed the mistake, in fact I think I would have done exactly the same. There are a few stamps out there that I have noticed have little slips on them, one I really like is a little boy that has a stripey top on but the hand furthest away doesn't have any stripes on, but as long as your card looks fab, as yours does, no problem, I like the way they can be changed anyway, so good on you for being different.
    Hugs Sarahx

  7. gorgeous card Elaine! i cant see any mistake? looks ok to me

  8. wow gorgeous colours Elaine .. and i love the simpler layout.. Beautiful papers
    Lisa x

  9. If the polo neck is the mistake - I disagree, for I like her scoop neckline. I like the effectiveness of placing the shell patterned paper the opposite way to the scalloped border & your trademark pearl embellishing. You've definitely got a knack with legs & feet (Swedish joke à la PEP).
    Much love from me.
    Paula (PEP)
    PS - I like the way the flower diagonally opposes the bow tie of her belt for the loops compliment each other nicely like that. Now I've rambled....

  10. I just lurves this card my dear! She is a fab and funky Sassy girl! Love the frame around to go hunt it down in Waltzing Mouse :)) your colouring as always is truly stunning!

    Big hugs,
    Judy xx

    P.S. she looks great with her scoop neck :)

  11. Wow! Elaine this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the new Sassy girl. Terrific colour combo and sketch. Awesome colouring as always.

  12. How inspiring Elaine! Love the gorgeous clean style where everything is perfectly placed! Your work is always stunning!
    Hugs, Dena

  13. Well, I think she's gorgeous -- whatever she's wearing! Beautiful colouring as usual -- you never disappoint. Glad to see you posting, I hope that means that things have quietened down a bit at work and you're slightly less exhausted! Take care, P.

  14. Gorgeous card Elaine, and fab colours. Love that WM set ... might moozie on over and have a peek!! I think she is wearing a scoop top too ... or I have had the same mind blip as you ... must be the Northern air!!
    Cathy xx

  15. Elaine...this is stunning!! (And I even like that you cut off her legs!! hehe!) I love these papers...this reminds me that I have some of them in one of my stashes! I absolutely LOVE your's so rich! And...I had to laugh when you mentioned your "mistake"! Let me tell ya, girlfriend, that mistake was pure inspiration! I love the neckline! Thanks for the warm welcome back...and for keeping those fires burning! Hugs. Pat

  16. one of my fave colour combo's, a beautiful card x

  17. Well, I couldn't see anything wrong with it even went I went really close. Your colouring is amazing, love it.

    Hugs Ali x

  18. Hi Elaine if you dont know the images peeps wouldnt have known bout the neckline..stop it woman..dont think your THE only crafter to make mistakes we ALL do it even them on C&C with their upside down cards live on it great clean layout & awesome colouring ..

    smiles Christine xx

  19. Ha, ha - I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything - at least her top is skin toned anyway!! Gorgeous card, Elaine - as I said on facebook, I love how you've used the image and 'cut her legs off' IYKKWIM LOL!! Hugs, Marie xxx

  20. Beautiful card, mistake or no mistake...I think its gorgeous. Great image, and fabulous colouring Elaine.
    Debbie x

  21. Well I like the scoop neckline and I'm just about to colour mine so I may just do her your way. You so have a knack of doing a simple style yet it is sooooo stunningly gorgeous, how do you do it? So clean and fresh, yet beautiful!

    Talking of mistakes, I did one on 5th Avenue, although I did see another done the same way today, lol. I coloured her knee on the right as part of the dress, I thought it was flapping over as I put my legs like hers and thought the knee just wouldn't protrude out like that, maybe mine's too fat, so it had to be the dress. Then when I saw the hop badge I see that it was coloured as a skin coloured knee, Lol. You see were all as bad as one another!
    Hugs Tracy x

  22. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous & if I'm being honest I think it looks like sort of a scoop neck with a v in it cus if you look closely part of the v looks turned over. This is my opinion anyway & I will prob colour her the same way you have....when I get round to inking her that is lol.
    I love the colours on this & your colouring is amazing as always hunni.
    Hope you are ok hun, sorry I'm late getting here its taking ages to catch up with everyone with me being ill for a week.....I have numb fingers lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  23. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,just sent for this stamp and love the paper's you have used,hope you are well,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  24. I just love it!! woww just soooo fabulous!
    Hugs Tiets

  25. I like the way you have coloured her Elaine, makes her more sassy, and I lovethe half image look!!!!! Hugs sarah B X

  26. Hon this is just beautiful !!!! So love your coloring as always and those papers are just beautiful. I see no mistakes in your card dear it is just gorgeous. Hugs

  27. Wow, Elaine your card is as gorgeous as alwyas! Love the colors, the paper and ofcourse your coloring!!!
    hugs Yvonne

  28. wow!! absolutely fantastic card elaine.i love your colours and gorgeous sassy.
    your colouring is amazing ;D

    xx coops xx

  29. Elaine, that is why this is an art form. We (the crafter) can create from our view point. I love her with a scoop necked top and I think I would have seen it that way also! (Great there are two crazy's running around!)LOL! I love the soft blue and you have colored her to perfection.

  30. See, nobody knows how to color these things! Just kidding, you did a wonderful job and I never would have noticed anything til you pointed it out and honestly I still think it looks lovely. Outstanding coloring as always, enjoy your weekend!

  31. So glad you found time to craft Elaine! I absolutely love this card and how you colored her--I actually can't picture her the way you say she should be and love the look you gave her! Love the DPs you used--your card is gorgeous!

  32. Hi Elaine,
    This is a fantastico card i love all about it!
    but you sent me on a mission i was having none of this polo neck lark!! i searched the other cards and can see what your saying but after seeing yours it suits the image way better - scoop neck for me deffo!!!!
    oh to have a figure like hers i could only dream i have to make do with my chumpy stumps !(legs) lol x
    it's Frrrriday!
    enjoy your weekend
    big hugs
    Suzie Qx

  33. Hi Elaine
    Well where to start? I'm lovin every bit of this card... from the Sassy image to the DP's you've used... and the sentiments too.... and you put it all together so well... totally professional! And - I think YOU'RE right about the neckline... not the polo necked ones!
    Whoever you're sending this card to will be so thrilled!
    Christine x

  34. Elaine I love this card, the image is fab and stunningly coloured and love the sentiment.
    Just perfect!
    Hugs Erika.

  35. Hi Elaine wow that looks stunning and I love the frame effect might look into getting my hands on that one, it really finishes it of.
    Hope your in for a peaceful weekend. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  36. This is so wonderful, I love the colors, and the letters as part of the framing. Its simple yet georgeus. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  37. Hi Elaine
    Oh' love this she is a beauty and you have brought her to life as always with your amazing colouring chum, gorgeous dps your neckline look fine to me, have a super weekend chum
    Lots Hugs
    Sarah x

  38. Gorgeous card, Elaine! Beautiful and elegant. I love how you framed your image.

  39. Just gorgeous Elaine! Love this Sassy..can't wait to ink mine up. Love the shade of blue you used. xx Jenny xx

  40. stunning as always elaine! i love the scoop neck i think she suits it!

    ali x


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