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Thursday 15 November 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 96

Eeeee but I'm like a bus! You wait around for a bus for ages then two come trundling along at the same time!
No posts in 10 days then two posts (almost) together :)

It's Sugar Bowl day..always a good reason for me to smile, and believe me, smiling is not coming easy to me this week. I'm full of cold, thanks to my darling husband and his generosity!
For this challenge we have a fab sketch from Sweetie Maria, and an optional theme of 'Sparkle and Shine'.

I chose to make a Christmas card with the gorgeous stamp Wish Upon A Star.
As always, she's coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The papers are Maja Design Vintage Winter from Creashop Duymelot, the sentiment is from Whimsy and there's not much else going on here but a MFT snowflake, a little rose and a doily.
It's a super sparkly card full of glamour dust, but you'll just have to take my word for it since the photo doesn't catch the sparkle.

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 bob on over to the Sugar Bowl and check out the gorgeous cards from my Sweetie Sisters.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Oh Elaine, this is sooooo pretty. Love your beautiful colouring of this gorgeous image.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Caz x

  2. Ooooooh ooooh ooooh!!! I love her in blue!! She's sooooo gorgeous and of course your colouring and design are just perfect hon!!

    Big Hugs
    Christine x
    PS... did you find your 100% wool felt?

  3. This is gorgeous, love the image and

  4. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and colour's hope you are feeling better soon
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. I love this card Elaine, the papers are gorgeous. I have to have this paper pack!! Pami x

  6. Oh no - that was not very kind of him.
    She's beautifully & delicately coloured - just so shabby chic with style & cuteness all rolled into one. A real "Elaine" creation this one.
    Take care & keep warm.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Wow she's gorgeous,beautiful card Elaine!!
    Hope your feeling better soon!!
    Sending big XXX your way!
    XXX Heidy

  8. Hi Elaine
    VERY pretty card, love the image & the paper's & the sentiment oh & the doily, in fact I love everything about it (nuthink new there then) lol.
    Sorry to hear that your darling Hubby has given you a cold. I had just got over a horrible throat & ear infection (which knocked me for six), then 4 of our adorable Grandkids came to stay for half term & 2 of them had cold's & throat infection. They have now returned home, BUT guess what they have left Grandpop & Nanny with (yes you have guessed it) their horrible cold & throat infection, it's a good job we love em to the moon & back lol.
    Sending you HUMONGOUS healing HUGS & hope you feel better soon.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  9. Hey there Elaine! I'm so sorry to hear you have a cold. It is mighty nice of you to post and show us this gorgeous card though! haha I LOVE these cute images from SN. I have it and haven't even used it yet, bad me! Beautiful papers and as always AMAZING coloring!!!!!
    Get well soon! Big hugs,

  10. Good morning Elaine, what a way to wake-up seeing this delightful little creation you've posted. Simply adore her in all her sparkles & shine. Yes i can see it !!!
    You have such an amazing touch with those Distress Inks getting the most wonderful shading on her. Thanks for starting my day off on the right foot. I've been in a bit of a slump lately & you have made my day with this little cutie, LOVE the little pearls you've added in her hair & scattered about.
    Have a wonderful day & look forward to another "work of art" from you.
    Big hugs, Janie

  11. As always you amaze me with your coloring. Your shading is so dramatic but yet very soft color in the rest of the image, I couldn't accomplish that in a million years. Lovely card and it would look very nice in my xmas package hint hint!

  12. What a wonder^_^
    Fabulous image, I love it^_^
    Big hug my friend,

  13. Stunning card Elaine, I love the whole card design and your colouring as always is just perfect. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. Wow, your card is stunning Elain, especially love the way you colored this gorgeous stamp!
    hugs Yvonne

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, I have this stamp but havent inked it up yet. Really must use it. I love the colours you have used for this.

  16. Elaine, this card is just stunning. I love the soft colours. It's gorgeous.

  17. This is such a beautiful card Elaine. Gorgous image and super soft colours xx

  18. I am loving this gorgeous card. I hope your cold is a bit better. Ryan is bit better this evening in that temp has calmed down but the ulcers on his mouth and his throat are still bothering him. Hope you are cracking on with your Christmas cards, think I am going to do a bulk of mine at the weekend....well that is the plan at least x

  19. She is stunning hun...and I so love the colours too :o)

    I have been poorly too...terrible cold, sore throat and now a face full of cold sores...what a

    take care & big hugs Vicky xx

  20. so gorgeous elaine.your soft colours are beautiful and i love the sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

  21. Hi Elaine, you have just put a wee smile on my face before I go to bed. What a gorgeous card, I could sit and look at her for ages. The colouring is superb as always, with gorgeous papers to match. Sorry to hear that you got that old unwanted gift of the cold, I try to have a teaspoon of honey every day I'm convinced it does help keep the bugs away. I hope I don't have to eat my words next week! Take care and have some whiskey with the honey it'll work faster...Trish

  22. Stunning card! Love the soft colors and this stamp is soo cute!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  23. She is adorable......little Santa's fairy.
    Sweet card in lovely colors. So frosty!
    Hugs Sinikka

  24. What a beautiful card. The stamp is so sweet.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs AStrid.

  25. Despite your cold, you have still managed to come up trumps with a beautiful card. Still think you should do a vid of you colouring with DI's.
    Hope the men folk are looking after you! Keep warm,
    Hugs SarahSx.

  26. Simply Breathtaking Elaine chum, this is just gorgeous!!! throughout love it...
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

  27. Awww, you poor lady. I hope you'll get better soon!
    Your card turned out beautifully. I have to agree - this stamp really is adorable. And your coloring is amazing! Hugs! xx

  28. Hi Elaine,

    Pretty card and I love the icy colour combo - its really pretty.

    Love Kerry x

  29. So pretty in all the blues Elaine.....fantastic colouring as always x

    Jenny xx

  30. Looooooooooooooooooove your card ♥♥♥ Love that you've used doile and yes you know you can never ever make a card I don't love!!

  31. Aww this is so pretty Elaine. Beautiful image and gorgeous colouring.
    Hugs Debbie x

  32. Stunning card as always my lovely, sorry playing catch up again. So busy just now! Hard to know what to say so thought I would just shout this "WOW!"
    Hugs Erika.

  33. Wow what a stunning card and great layout. I love the soft colours, the papers from Maja are a favoutite of mine.
    Hope you feel better now.
    greetings Dorte

  34. Another beauty Elaine, mind you they always are. Do you need my address?
    Hugs Tracy x

  35. Such a gorgeous card, Elaine! Absolutely beautiful papers and they are a perfect match to your fabulous coloured image.
    Hugs, Karina


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