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Thursday 16 June 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 62

It's time for a new Sugar Bowl challenge, and as always this is a fabulous one! This time the sketch has been provided by the amazingly talented sweetie Marlene and the optional theme is 'Summer'. Here's hoping Marlene, I think Summer passed us by this year! We did have one lovely sunshiny day on Tuesday, just to get our hopes up, then it was back to the usual dull, dreary, wet and windy weather that we are used to!

YES...I'm back to my true self with a Sassy image!
Hmmmm...not the best take on Summer but this gorgeous lady was begging me to ink her up so what choice did I have? And be honest now, you would hardly go out in winter dressed so skimpily would you? If she lived in Oldham she would need a liberty bodice and thermal thong under that dress even in June!
This Sassy lady is called 5th Avenue and available to buy HERE, she's been coloured with DI's and Nick Bantock inks, the papers are Prima Madeline, the odd pearl and a MFT die cut flower.

I flipped the sketch again as my chosen image was vertical not horizontal.

There's lots of fabulous new images due out very soon. Maria and the ladies on the Simply Sassy blog are having a blog hop this Saturday ready for the release of a new set of Sassy's and July 1st will see lots more new rubber at Funky Kits so keep checking the Sugar Nellie blog for further updates.
Some of the new stamps due out on July 1st are these....

Sherbet Pips

Aren't they just the most delightful and sweetest stamps ever? Which brings me nicely to the prize for the winner of this challenge, the full set of 5 Sherbet Pips rubber stamps. 
So what are you waiting for? There's a fabulous sketch, an easy theme and a gorgeous prize so get your entries in to the Sugar Bowl where you will also find lots of inspiration from all the other talented Sweeties.

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


  1. wow Elaine...this is gorgeous as ever. Y love the paper you have used too...very elegant!!

    Have a good day...


  2. fab card and love the papers and the sketch is brilliant. Oh I think Summer was way back april guess we wont have a hosepipe ban this

  3. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous shug. I've still to ink this one up....I think I need help TBH lol. I'm so excited about these new ones on the 1st July I have even set my alarm on my phone so I dont forget lol, not that I would but you just never know lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  4. Hi Elaine

    A gorgeous card,not had time yet to ink my stamp up,might get round to this soon ,thankyou for the inspiration,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. Hi Elaine, Gorgeous card and such a super Sassy image. Awesome colouring as always and such pretty papers. Must find that MFT flower die. Love it. Liberty bodice! Gosh that takes me back to my school days. We weren't allowed out without it. Hated it.
    Have a fabulous weekend.

  6. Morning Stepmama, :D Loving this card......she is fab and I agree I wouldn't go out in winter like this mind you to be honest i wouldn't go out in summer like this either lol those papers are delish, scrummdiddlyum.

    Have a fab day sweetie.

    Ali x

  7. Just gorgeous! Making a card with these papers myself at the moment! Gorgeous colouring xx Jenny xx

  8. Love it Elaine. I so want to colour images like you, fabulous dwarling!!

  9. Hi Elaine love your card it's gorgeous as usual!

  10. Oh wow, what a beautiful lady this is and so beautiful colord. Oh, and i just love the Pips, they are so cute.
    Hugs, Yvon

  11. I knew there was something I meant to send you in your birthday package, a thermal thong! How could I have forgotten? This is a great card, little on the wild side for you with all the patterns but I like it. Might even play along (did you just spit tea all over your computer?) cause I think the new stamps are kinda cute.

  12. aww so pretty - those papers really are summery
    Lisa x

  13. Hi Elaine I do so agree with you over the thermals she would need even if she lived here in Gloucestershire, its a strong breeze and chilly feel in the air for sure and it keeps showering to. Stunning card though and the papers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  14. Hi Elaine
    love it, papers are yummy (very summery), image is cool, and I'm so pleased to see that your M.F.T. flower die has come out to play again.
    I think you're right about the summer, (it came and it went), it's raining cats & dogs here at the moment.
    huge hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

  15. You had me in stitches for I wondered what had possessed you to do wonky line matting, until I realized it was the pattern of the paper! Love the way you've matted the sentiment & your tiny pearl for her clutch bag. Now if it was you posting under the Sugar Mama alias i thought it was a good job! Also I like your mixture of NB & DI colouring - terrific. Aren't the NB inks amazing the way they become different colours with water too?
    Paula (PEP)
    Love your Thursday Sugar Nellie post today.

  16. Wow - Elaine!! Wonderful card! These papers look fab and of course, so does the image!! Love how you've coloured her up - where do you get Nick Bantock inks? Are they like DIs? Hugs Marie xx

  17. Stunning card Elaine, and fabulous colouring. Love those papers too, just not reading what they are ... I really, really, do NOT need any more papers .. .well not this week!!!
    You made me smile, liberty bodice and thermal thong!!!
    Cathy xx

  18. Gorgeous Elaine! Love these papers!

  19. Wow, Elaine great sketh and your card is awesome! Stil admire the way you color, love it!
    hugs Yvonne

  20. Hi Elaine, Oh I love this one, the image is soo brilliant as is the colouring,love the papers too....think I should give up on a summer of 'FUN'..wet week-end forecast again....what the heck is going

  21. fantastic card elaine.i love this sassy and your colours are really gorgeous.great papers and design too :D

    xx coops xx

  22. this is soo gorgeouw it! hugs Tiets

  23. Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous work in gorgeous colours, hugs pops x

  24. Hi Elaine, great card, your di technique is perfect = the papers are fab how you have used them and the slinky lady well!(I'd have my 60 denier tights under that (and if it were my mum she'd have an extra pair of knickers to to hold them up! lol) Just looked and the longest day will be with us soon = summer is nearly over and the nights will be drawing in so we had better make the most of what is left of "summer" - still not getting me in a kini though!
    Hugs SarahX

  25. Elaine...I am so far behind on my favorite blogs, this week and next are crazy for me. It is so cold here today I am off to shop for 'thermal thongs'! Love your card and I think she looks like a hot summer's night! hugs

  26. Wow Elaine, this is gorgeous! You rocked that sketch with your beautiful DPs and your coloring!

  27. hehehe laughing at the image of a liberty bodice and a thermal thong!! hehe! But I know what you mean about chilly Lancs...
    Lovin how you've coloured this image (the image itself is fab too) - and your choice of papers is perfect for her.. they are light and summery too!
    Big hugs
    Christine x

  28. just beautiful Elaine, I just love how you bring these Sassy's to life

  29. Gorgeous card Elaine, she is sassy, lovely colours hun, your right about the thermals though, at least it's been fairly nice today, positively summer lol xx

  30. Stunning Elaine!! So tickled to see you're back to using my fave Sassies! But...oh, just wait til the Pips come out...they're already my new faves, I think!! LOL! I'm so fickle! Hugs...Pat

  31. Absolutely stunning card. I just adore those Sassys and you showcase them perfectly. xx

  32. Again with that awesome coloring! Do you have a tutorial by any chance??

    Amazing card:)

    Janette G.


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