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Thursday 17 November 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 72

There is a new challenge over on the Sugar Bowl today. We have a fab sketch from our very own Sugar Mama Gayle with the optional theme of "Ice and Snow". A perfect theme for this time of year when we are all trying to make some extra Christmas cards..or even a card for a Winter birthday.

I am sorry the photograph is so's dark by the time I get in from work and I am really struggling to take a good photo. This doesn't show the colours of these gorgeous papers off at all well.
I thought I would ink up an older stamp seeing as they have been sadly neglected lately! So out came the beautiful Miss Claus and she was coloured with the usual DI's, SU's and Nick Bantock inks.
The papers are Poppy design and are so beautiful in real life..thank you very much Maria xxx
If you click on her name it will take you straight to Maria's candy on her blog, which includes some of these papers too :) Not much else on here except a couple of MS snowflakes, pearls and lashings of glamour dust on her trim.

The prize for one lucky winner is a choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie  stamps, but if there are 100+ entries then the prize will increase to any 6 Sugar Nellie stamps. 
You can see all the awesome cards from all the other sweeties over at the Sugar Bowl blog.

One last thing before I go...

Ain't she just the sweetest darling you ever did see?
There is a blog hop this coming Saturday, starting over on the Simply Sassy blog for a new release of lovely yummy rubber, and you can see sneak peaks this week on the Sassy blog.
So I know what I'll be doing Saturday morning..I'll be a-hopping...hope you'll come and join me.

Thanks for looking
Love Elaine xxx


  1. oh she is gorgeous .. i just love the sparkle and the muted colours of the DP- soooo pretty
    Lisa x

  2. Beautiful card, I love the colours.
    The S Sassy stamp looks beautiful.

  3. OH Elaine, she is just so sweet, love those faded papers as well,must join in with this fab sketch

  4. Hi Elaine
    I like your cute card, the image is sweet and I like that there is not too much n the card. Very pretty.
    Huggies, Alessandra

  5. Morning Elaine so glad to see some of the older stamps being used and she is coloured perfectly love the sketch and have just made a card with one very simular. Have a wonderful day. xxx

  6. Gorgeous card Elaine!
    Hugs Heidy

  7. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card just reminded me i have this stamp,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  8. oh how cute, love it! Really nice made!

  9. Hi sweetie absolutely gorgeous card love the papers love the colours & I sooooo love the image & your fantastic colouring hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  10. I love this card- especially the colours.

  11. Oooooh she's a beautiful Miss Claus Elaine, and you've really done her proud! Love the sketch you've used, think I'll have to file that one! And I will imagine the beautiful colour of the DP! LOL!
    Hope you're keeping well and not too busy now..
    Christine x

  12. Wow Elaine, this is a beautiful card. I love the image and its a fab layout too. Lee x

  13. Love this card - those papers are gorgeous and the image is such a sweety.
    Denise xx

  14. Wow this is one sweet project!
    So detailed and pretty, shabby and sparkly...absolutely perfect, Elaine!

  15. Gooooooooooregous card sweetie ♥ This is the Manga I like and you do magic with her ♥ And you rock the Poppy papers ♥

  16. Gorgeous card, love your colouring! Jo x

  17. Wow hun this is gorgeous, love the image your beautiful colouring and the pretty papers, hugs Liz xx

  18. A georgeus card, so love the craft snowflakes and pearls.
    Amazing coloring as always. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  19. Well im sure to love this you have used the bestest ever kraft lol x
    fab card as always with perfect colouring skills
    hope you well
    Big hugs
    Suzie Qx

  20. gorgeous the soft colours...very icy!!


  21. so stunning elaine.i love your beautiful soft colours and gorgeous image and design ;D

    xx coops xx

  22. I do like the softness of this with your kraft matting & the pastel wintery papers plus your inking (??) of the bottom edge of the snowflake punched border. I like the way you've captured the warmth of the yellow (top right) in your colouring too.
    Paula (PEP)

  23. Beautiful card Elaine, love the colour of her coat

  24. cute card, love the soft colours x

  25. Love your card Elaine Dps gorgeous and colouring of image simply amazing she is beautiful, hope you are well.
    Sarah x

  26. Hi Miss Elaine!! How are you my sweet friend?! I soooo love this card! Your coloring - as always - is stunning!! Gorgeous papers too...and I love the CAS design! Hugs. Pat Frank

  27. A beautiful card df I love the blues...makes it so pretty. I can't wait to see the new SN...hugs patty

  28. Wonderful cute card Elaine, love the sweet image.

  29. Hi Elaine,
    Such a fabulous card and a gorgeous image. Colouring is wonderful as always. Love the sparkle and those pretty papers. Taking photo's is a nightmare in these dreary days. Amost the weekend, hope you have a good one.

  30. Very cute and nice to see one of the older stamps being used. You get the best shading on your images, I want to be like you when I grow up!

  31. Hey there Elaine! Another gorgeous card from you. I would expect nothing else haha!!! Wowie I really like those papers, I have never heard of them, so I will need to look into it.
    Have a great day girlie!

  32. Gorgeous card Elaine, and love how you have coloured Miss Claus in ... she suits those icy colours so well.
    Cathy xx

  33. Oh Elaine this is so pretty, just adore this image and the papers are fabulous.xx

  34. Beautiful snow scene and great soft colour palette.
    Better late than not at all!
    Hugs Erika.


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