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Thursday 6 September 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 91

Good Morning :)

I'm back today with a card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge. As always, we have a fab sketch to follow, this time from Sweetie Fi, with an optional theme of 'Shabby Chic'.

I've used another 'Annie' stamp...just cos I luvs her a lot :)
She is an older image and sometimes the older ones get neglected as we are all so desperate to ink up our new rubber. So when I was cleaning out the boxes of stamps in my craft room, I also spent a little time inking up some of my older here is Catch A Falling Star from the Leanne Ellis range.

As usual, she is coloured with a mix of DI re-inkers and markers.
Skin: Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.
Hair: Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Pinks: Spun Sugar,Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany.
Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans.
Star: Sparkling Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge.

The delicious papers are from The Scrapcake - The Bright Side of Life, sadly these are now discontinued (sniffle sniffle ) I thought the papers had a 'shabby chic' feel to them.
Not much else to say about this's a bit bare on the old embellishment front..just a few pearls, some glamour dust on the star and the sentiment is from Elzybells (no longer trading) cut out with MFT Fish Tail banner dies.

As always, there is a prize chosen at random for one lucky winner, their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to 6 stamps if we reach 100+ entries. 
Please check out all the other gorgeous cards over on the Sugar Bowl from my Sweetie sisters.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Such a pretty card Elaine. love those papers.
    Chris x

  2. You know I luve luuuuuuuuuuuve luve your card ♥♥ Awesome colours and your Yummi DI colouring ♥♥

  3. Morning Elaine, Sweet, sweet card, so cute and that image still works so well, love the soft colours too and as you already know I do favour your colouring skills....have a good

  4. Love the way you matched those spotted papers to the your colouring of her spotted skirt - it's probably the other way about but extremely effective & your use of patterned papers is quite something to watch.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Love it! Great coloring.

    Hugs Thea

  6. Another gorgeous creation Elaine. Love the image and your stunning colouring and the beautiful papers.
    Caz x

  7. Wow Elaine what a beauty!!
    XXX heidy

  8. Gorgeous card Elaine. Love the adorable image and those beautiful papers. It's so nice to see some of the older images :0)
    Denise xx

  9. Gorgeous card!
    Love how you used the papers and really show off the great flowers and patterns.
    Lovely colors, and the image is just beautiful.

    Hugs, Anne.

  10. Elaine this is stunning! How yummy are those papers and I know I say this all the time but that colouring rocks! So pretty! :)

  11. Hi Elaine
    luv your card, & it has JUST the right amount of embellishments to make it a beautiful card. I can see why you luvs Annie a lot, I also luvs your D.P. that you have used.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  12. This is lovely! I like how you were able to incorporate so many of the flowers on the papers in the design. Will have to try and play along again. So much rubbah, so little time...or energy.

  13. This is such a pretty card. Love those papers and I forgot how cute that image is xx

  14. You're right and I am making the effort to use some of my older stamps, love rhis one. Those papers are lush and for once I have to say no more embellies needed as the roses on the corners act as embellies.

  15. So gorgeous Elaine. I always enjoy viewing your beautiful coloring. Those papers are so gorgeous. Why do companies always discontinue the prettiest designs :(

  16. Awwwww, this is fantastic! The papers are gorgeous and your colouring is amazing - as usual!

    Hugs, Kiki

  17. so gorgeous elaine.i love the sweet image and stunning pretty papers and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  18. What a lovely card dearest Elaine:) Sweet image and beautiful sentiment:)

  19. Hey there my little ray of sunshine!! Another gorgeous card! I love your coloring on this cutie patootie too! Well, what can I say? I just love your coloring...and choice of DPs, and design elements...all brilliant!! Hope you're behaving yourself now that I'm not around to keep you in line! hehehe! Hugs. Pat Frank

  20. I do love this stamp and you have coloured her beautifully
    Louise xx

  21. Hi sweetie..

    I love your gorgeous card.... stunning colouring as always... (I'm still practising!).... and I love that oh so sweet image!! Oooh and not to mention those fab papers... why on earth do they discontinue such lush designs..... beyond me!!

    Hope all is well with you and yours... have a good weekend..
    Christine x

  22. Hello my friend!! i do love the card the image is soo sweet! gorgeous!

  23. this a beauty... love the colours those papers are lush hun. I soooooooooo love shabby chic.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  24. Beautiful card as always Elaine we so need to have a play I can now bring the nibbles!

    Hugs Erika.

    P.S. Get cracking with those Christmas cards, you know you want to. :)

  25. Hi Elaine, gorgeous card beautifully coloured as always. She's a wee cutie, perfect for any little girls birthday, well any age really who wouldn't be delighted to recieve this from the postman. Have a great weekend, hope the sun shines on you and your family.

  26. Oh hon this is just breath taking dear. I so love your coloring dear !!!! Just gorgeous hon. Hope you are well dear. Hugs

  27. Hi Elaine, what a clever idea to use a old favourite, love this cutie and the way youve coloured her, a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  28. gorgeous card as always Elaine...I have admired this little stamp for a while now...perhaps I should just buy it!!


  29. What a beautiful card. Nice paper too.

    Hugs AStrid

  30. Hi Elaine
    This card is Stunning beautiful make as always, your colouring of image is amazing....
    Hope you are well chum..
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

  31. Beautiful card Elaine - I so love the simplicity of your cards - they are just stunning.

    Have a great weekend - you off to GNPE?


    Hazel xx

  32. Ooh hello lovely lady! So glad to have found you in the land of blog and what gorgeous creations you make! Just a quick stop by tonight but I'll come back again very soon to be very nosy!!! xxxxxx

  33. Stunning card Elaine, so very pretty, I love those papers and as for the colouring well I'm just going home to cry lol
    hugs Mandy xx


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