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Thursday 26 January 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 76

Good Morning Sugar Lovers!

I am back today with a card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge. We have a fabby sketch from the one and only Gayle...Sugar Mama and whip cracker extraordinaire! And an equally fabby optional theme of 'paper piecing'.

I LOVE paper piecing! It's something I rarely do because I always forget, but I love doing it and I really enjoyed this challenge.

I had to ink up this beautiful little girl Best Day Ever and out came my favourite Maja Design papers, Fika...which you can buy from the lovely Astrid and Kees at Crea Duymelot.
She's coloured with DI's and SU inkers..though she looks a little washed out here. It's hard to take a decent photo when it's always dark by the time I get home.
The sentiment is from SU, a few pearls and nothing else! This is under-embellished even by my standards, but I liked it better left clean and simple.

Yep, I flipped the sketch for a change :)
The prize for one lucky winner chosen at random is their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to 6 stamps if we reach 100+ entries.
As always, there are a fabulous array of cards made by the Sweeties over on the Sugar Bowl to give you a little inspiration.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Sweet Sugar Candy ~ Winner.

Good evening my lovelies.

Thank you for all your lovely comments regarding the new look to my blog. I love it but it's always nice to hear other peoples views...I'm really pleased to read that others like it too.

Mr Random has picked a number....

Congratulations Coops! If you can please EMAIL ME with your full postal address and I'll get these in the mail to you.
Many thanks to everyone that entered.
I'll be back on Thursday with a card :)

Tuesday 17 January 2012

A New Look and Sweet Sugar Candy :)

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Do you like my new blog design?

I wanted a fresher cleaner look to my blog, something a lot more simple and a lot less cluttered. This was my Christmas present off my lovely hubby because yes, he knows how useless I am at doing this sort of thing myself, so this was created by Alicia from The Cutest Blog On The Block and she understood perfectly what I was looking for. I now have a navbar but I've not updated the pages in progress.

Did you all enjoy the hop last week? I love these new stamps but then I always love Sugar Nellie rubber!
I did buy a spare set soooo......candy anyone?

I have a full set of 7 brand new unmounted rubber stamps up for grabs...

Rules of entry:
As always, the candy is open worldwide though I am not liable for any customs/duties that some countries impose, and it is open to my followers.
Please click on the blue froggy to enter.
Thanks for looking xxx

Friday 13 January 2012

Sugar Nellie "Puppy Love" Blog Hop!

Good Morning and welcome to my little part of the blog hop to showcase the fabulous new release of sweet stamps from Sugar Nellie.

You should have arrived here from the awesome card on Astrid's blog, but if you've just popped by and want to start at the beginning please go to the Sugar Nellie really don't want to miss any of the awesome cards the DT have created!
There are 7 new stamps for this release and I know you will love them all as much as I do!

The image I have used for my card is called ' Trip To The Park' and it will be available to buy today from Funky Kits along with the other 6 stamps.

Isn't she adorable taking her 2 furry friends for a walk?
She's been coloured with a mix of DI's and SU inkers and I chose the paler shades of ink to go with the very pretty Pion papers. As always the embellishments are pretty minimal, with a couple of punched flowers, a few pearls, a Doo Hickey Heart Swirl branch that was a gift off the lovely SuzieQ and the teeny weeny butterfly is a MFT set, another gift off my PA buddy Amanda.

The next blog for you to visit is the lovely Marianne and I know she has something stunning to show you.
Please remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit to be in with a chance of winning some candy!!

Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xxx

Thursday 12 January 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 75

It seems like ages since I actually made anything...probably because it IS ages since I made anything :)
Between the frantic rushing around in the run up to Christmas and a cracked rib which seriously hampered my card making, since I couldn't find a comfortable position to colour in, I have very much missed my time spent playing with sweet rubber and pretty papers.

So I am delighted to be back with a card for the Sugar Bowl challenge. As always there is a sketch to follow, this time from the lovely Erika, and a nice 'n' easy optional theme of 'Birthdays'.

I have used another of my favourite stamps...

Oh yes..Pippi has come out to play again. Just in case there is anyone left in blogland that doesn't know this fact, I luvs Pippi...oh yes I do!
She's been coloured with a mix of DI's and SU inkers. The gorgeous papers are from my lovely friends at Crea Duymelot and you can find them HERE. A DooHickey swirl and a teeny flower, a few pearls and a sentiment from PTI.

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.
As always, the Sweeties have created a gorgeous array of cards to give you some inspiration which you can
see on the Sugar Bowl blog, along with the rules of entry.

Thanks for looking.