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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.


  1. gorgeous card Elaine...I just knew it was going to be Pippi!!

    Blog working I see!!


  2. Hi Elaine,
    Absolutely gorgeous card and this image is beautiful. The papers are delicious and I love the colour combo.
    Hope you are much better now sweetie.

  3. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,glad to hear you are feeling much better
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. Hi Elaine
    Its great to hear that you are feeling a lot better, and that you can make your gorgeous creations 'like this one' she is a wee star your coloring is just amazing chum,
    Take care lots Hugs
    Sarah xx

  5. Hi Elaine, so it was a cracked rib? Im not surprised from what you were saying, I do hope its on the way to being more comfortable.
    Stunning card and I love those papers, your colouring as always is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  6. Hi Elaine,sorry to hear about your cracked rib hun,hope it's better now!
    Love your gorgeous card!
    Take care!
    Hugs Heidy

  7. What.....this is your favourite stamp? I never reallised that, lol!! Gorgeously coloured, as ever and those papers really are pretty, and I don't normally 'do' purple! Susie x

  8. Glorious papers & the touch of froggy green is just perfect with the mauves. She's a definite favourite of mine.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Hi Elaine
    what a delectable card, the image is sooooooo sweet (can see why you love it) also love those paper.s.
    I would love to buy the paper's, BUT have strict instruction's (from HIM who must be obeyed), to not buy anything craft related, UNTIL we (that's the royal we of course) have moved all the present craft stuff in to it's new home (which is not even finished yet). He said he doesn't know WHY I would want to buy any more craft stuff anyway, as I have enough to open my own craft shop, oh how little they know these non-crafter hubby's/partner's lol. I'm off to Ikea (and HE is definitely not coming with me) to SPEND SPEND SPEND on kitting my new craft space out (hope I can find some strong kind shop assistants to help me load the car up lol..
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better, hope that cracked rib is not too painful.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  10. This is really beautiful. Love the colours. Wish I could find that lovely buff/taupe coloured card that you have used. I have searched everywhere for it.

  11. Another fab sweetie and fab papers too.

  12. Hi sweetie this is so soooo gorgeous loving the image she is such a cutie & your colouring as always blows me away hun.

    I'm so sorry about your ribs hun you must of been in agony hope you get btter real soon shug. Take care

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  13. So sorry to hear you had a cracked rib - hope it is better now.
    Love your card - such beautiful colouring and gorgeous papers.
    Denise xx

  14. Girl !!! This card ROCKS !!!!!!! I so love it dear, And those papers are so gorgeous. Big Hugs

  15. Hi Elaine, its nice to see you back. I hope your rib is feeling much better. This card is really beautiful and a really great layout too. Lee x

  16. Hi Elaine - Happy New Year . Hope your ribs are feeling a lot better ..
    I love this card - the colours are gorgeous and those papers just beautiful.
    Lisa x

  17. This is absolutely amazing, your coloring is fabulous and of course I just love Pippi :)

    hugs Astrid xx

  18. Such a pretty card the colours and of course your
    A-mazing colouring!!!

    Must try and take part in the challenge :)

    Jenny xx

  19. Well, the card is lovely and those papers are gorgeous but the blog doesn't look drastically different. The hearts and the Love sentiment are pretty though!

  20. Oh Elaine this card is so super adorable! The image is just so so cute and your coloring just makes her look amazing!

    Have I been under a rock? Did I not know about your cracked rib. Well hope you are feeling better, and back to your crafty creations:0)


  21. Hi Elaine happy new year sweetie..hope the rib is a little easier for you these days?? must be if your up to playing with rubba again..LOL great take on the sketch sweet image & of course your lovely colouring & am NOT gonna look at the link..well maybe a

    smiles Christine x

  22. Love your choice of DPs for this layout and your beautifully colored Pippi, so adorable! Hope you have completed mended Elaine, so good to see you back!

  23. I luvs her as much as you Elaine and your card is wonderful. Love the colours x

  24. So gorgeous the image and the fabulous colours too sweetie...and no surprises on :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  25. Hi Elaine, wow hun stunning card, love this image too, may just have to treat myself, fab colouring again,

    hope your feeling better, will write you an e-mail soon as I have forgotten the name of our favourite water colour paper and I'm running out, I'm so into my DI'S at the momment lol, hugs Liz xx

  26. Happy New Year to you my friend,
    cracked rib ooh very painful hope you are on the road to recovery xx
    as always a fantastic card and very lush papers x
    chat soon buddy
    Suzie Qx

  27. Stunning card as always me dear. I still haven't got this one....can you believe it? Bucking the trend as always.
    Crafty hugs,
    Erika. x

  28. so stunning elaine.i love the sweet image and yummy papers and your colouring is really beautiful :D
    so sorry to hear you cracked your rib hun, take it easy.

    xx coops xx

  29. Oh boy Elaine, your colouring just blows me away every time. Stunning hun.

    Hugs Ali x

  30. Elaine, this is so gorgeous! Love the green and purple together!

  31. She's gorgeous Elaine, your card is so sweet

  32. hiya hun, love your card that you have made, what a super sweet image, xxx

  33. This is so sweet, love the image and the papers are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  34. Your card is so gorgeous Elaine and your coloring is always amazing.

  35. Such a cute card. Lovely stamp
    Hugs Sinikka

  36. Wonderful cute card Elaine.

  37. Oooh can you see the hearts in my eyes and floating away (kinda cartoon like... maybe like Olive Oil from Popeye only not thin??) LOL!
    That's how much I love your Pippi card.. and Pippi altogether for that matter!! And OK, I'm gonna have a go at this challenge!!

    Christine x

  38. Wow, Elaine, missed your gorgeous creations on bloggs!
    This one is awesome!
    hugs Yvonne

  39. Gorgeous, I love your colouring, I am about to start on distress colouring tomorrow so please wish me luck lol xx

  40. Elaine...what the what?! How did I miss that you cracked a rib, sugah?!!! How did that happen?? Something exotic, I'll skydiving, rollerblading, playing football??! Hope you're feeling better! You sure haven't lost any mojo, baby doll! Your card is stunning! Gorgeous coloring...and you have the BEST taste in DPs!!You rock, mama!! Hugs. Pat Frank


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