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Thursday 2 May 2013

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 103.

Today I'm back with my card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge.

We are again using the theme of 'anything goes' and the one and only rule is that you must use a Sugar Nellie image, either a rubber stamp or a digital image.

I was definitely having 'one of those days' when trying to put this card together!
Nothing went right at all. I couldn't manage to cut a piece of card straight and I used 2 full sheets of bazzil and numerous sheets of DP. Which resulted in me running out of the paper and being kind of stuck, since I had nothing else to match. 
I emptied every box of embellishments in my search for something suitable, but nothing looked right.
So the result is a VERY plain card, even by my standards.

The one thing I do love about this card is the image. 
Catch A Falling Star by Leanne Ellis is one of my most used rubber stamps.
She coloured with a mix of DI re-inkers and markers...yellow is not a colour I use often at all even though I love yellow, reminds me of Spring days.
The papers are again from the Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics pad.
And the sentiment is from an old Elzybells set, stamped onto La-la land stitched tabs dies.

As always, there is a prize for one entrant chosen at random. Their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie images.
But you've got to be in it to win it!

Thanks for looking.


  1. Ooh yay! I've been hankering after a little Elaine inspiration! Love your card and the colour palette. I think the card's perfect! Love the balance of the flower top left and the pearls bottom right. The way you mat your images is always so lovely, very little else needs to be going on around your beautifully coloured images. Hugs, Wends xxx

  2. SO gorgeous! Your coloring still blows me away every time I see it. :) I just love it. You are my favorite colorer...colorist...uh, color person ever. hee hee!

    Luvs and admiration,
    Annie Rose

  3. A lovely breath of sunshine midst this busy busy world. It is actually perfect the way it is for it draws the eye to the flower which is an absolute echo of the little flower in her hair including the little swirl & leaf. Beautifully balanced by your 3 pearls. I'm glad (in the nicest possible way) you ran out of paper & couldn't add any more.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Hi Elaine!

    I love the way you make this card, so clean and great colors. Not too much embellishments, love it. I turn a little that way with my cards. Sometimes people chance some things in life ;-)

    Hugs Thea

  5. Beautiful card,such a lovely image and

  6. Oh, I know that feeling! The worst one is when you do a mistake and cut a piece to small, or the wrong way, and then everything is ruined. I can never get a straight, because my Cutterpede just wont do it. So if you look closely at my cards, the lines are always a bit off. :p

    But even with the trouble you had, your card is gorgeous! Love the beautiful image combined with a lovely sentiment, and the flower and colors of the papers are stunning. :) Amazing coloring, like always. :)

    Lots of hugs, Anne.

  7. Beautiful card. You're so strict to yourself. I like your colouring and I like a star!
    Big huggles,

  8. I love the sofness of your card Elaine,your coloring is so pretty and love the little pearl in the flower!!
    XXX Heidy

  9. maybe a rummage in your bin is in order to save the forest! lol
    I love this pretty image, and so nicely coloured
    Tilly x

  10. Lovely card , love the flower. xxx

  11. I love your card Elaine! The image is adorable and even though there aren't many embellies, I think the card looks great! Hugs, Hanneke

  12. Very fresh and Spring like and I love that flower with the cute image x

  13. so sweet elaine! love the colours *sigh* you know what?? i bought my first distress markers today!!! they should be here in a few weeks :D :D hope youa re doing well xx

  14. Stunning Gorgeous card <3 Jen xx

  15. Oh Elaine, it may be 'plain' but it's also perfect. Love it all - design, image, colours and flower xx

  16. Lovely card Elaine great colours and sweet image
    jacqui x

  17. So very pretty Elaine, I love your color combo, your sweet image, flower and sentiment! A really sweet card! Happy 3 year bloggaversary! Hugs!

  18. Don't you just hate those days! I have to step away from the desk and do something else when that happens. Your card is stunning though your colouring is beautiful and I love the colours you've used. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  19. so stunning elaine.i love the sweet image and your soft colours and design are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  20. Oh (sigh) wish I could colour like you Elaine, what an adorable card and lovely colours. xxx

  21. Simple or not, I love it! Of course your coloring is amazing, but I love the flower in the corner, it looks like a lovely spring daffodil and really makes the card complete.

  22. Hi Elaine, no way is this card simple it is gorgeous. I love the colours and of course your colouring is special.Look forward to seeing your next card, have a nice weekend...Trish

  23. Happy weekend my dear friend^_^
    Another wonderful card^_^
    Gorgeous details and colors^_^
    Big hugs,

  24. What a fab card. I like the clean and simple layout that showcases your image and your fantastic coloring and shading.
    Have a nice week-end

  25. Hi Elaine i love the card! the image looks so lovely how you coloured it in and i do love that flower!!!

  26. Your card is so stunning dear Elaine, i love your soft coloring and the image is adorable!! The little swirl with the flowers looks great!
    Wish you a lovely creative week :)
    Biggest of Hugs

    Dunja xx

  27. Beautiful CAS card sweetie ♥

  28. Beautiful card Elaine, love the pretty colours.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx


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