Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Sugar Bowl is Back!

I'm so excited that the Sugar Bowl Challenge has returned. I LOVE Sugar Nellie stamps. Just between you and me, I was gutted not to have made it onto the Sugar Bowl DT, but I have to admit, the girlies that did are the bomb, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes out of that little corner of the blogosphere over the next few months.

I'm super excited that the challenges have started up again and of course I want to make sure I have something to enter there, so I have a quick make ready to go while I'm working on another one. I think this stamp is so sweet for girly birthdays. It's called 'Best Day Ever' and it's now available as a digi, for a limited time as it's coming out of license.

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If you like this gorgeous stamp, sprint over to Funky Kits and snap up this cute Sugar Nellie before she's no longer available! There are a bunch of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps currently coming to the end of their license, these too can be found at Funky Kits for a limited time. Seriously cute rubber peeps, check them out! But not to waffle too long (oh you know I like to!) here's my lil' Sugar Nellie make for today.

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I've used a gorgeous Maja Designs paper from their Vintage Summer Basics range. I loved the buttermilk yellow and pink combo in this paper, which worked well for the creamy card base I had in mind to use. I coloured the image to work in with the paper. I used the reverse of another Maja Design page to be the backing slip for the lace and ribbon. I didn't have quite enough ribbon left to tie a bow, so I drew the ends together and wrapped a charm around it to make a mini bow. I quite like how that worked out.

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Have I said how much I love these Sugar Nellie's? What's not to love about this lil' cutie above? Even the lil' mousie is too dang cute for words. I used Stickles to add glittery accents here and there. I do love to make the shoes sparkly! I kept the colours all very close, so added shade on shade of the same colours using my Promarkers as always.

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The little butterflies were offcuts from a Memory Box butterfly die from the same backing paper as I used to mount the image. The pearls are from a gorgeous Hobby House pack I won from Hazel France a while back, which contained a pack of Hobby House Self Adhesive Pearls in Candy Sugar colour. The shade was perfect for the colours in my card and I loved the varied sizes. The pretty pink lace I picked up from John Lewis in London in their little craft nook in the Brent Cross mall. The pink spotty ribbon was from the same Hobby House pack as the pearls. 

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So there you have it. A very simple make with some gorgeous elements. A bit of distressed edging here and there, a little bit of bling and a touch of glitter and my crafty work is done here. Catch you all again soon. I've had a fun day out with the kiddos and my lovely hubby, my sis and her lovely hubby, so it's back to reality and dinner duty for me! LOL. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge: September ~ Lace
Passion For Promarkers: #267 ~  Make It Feminine
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #283 ~ Lovely Lace
The Sugar Bowl: #117 ~ Anything 'Sugar Nellie' Goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #76 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Finishing Touch (Stickles and Charm)
Cute Card Thursday: #341 ~ Spots & Dots (Spotty Ribbon & Dotty Boxes)
As You Like It: Favourite Digital Stamp & Why: (Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE Sugar Nellie and I was super excited when this sweet stamp, originally a rubber stamp, was released as a digi stamp. ALL Sugar Nellies are gorgeous, but there's just something special about the images drawn by Marina Fedotova. I <3 these big time.)

14 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so pretty and girly and a girl can never go wrong with pink. Happy World Cardmaking Day 2014!
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ella's Design said...

Fab card, Wendy! Love the pastel colour tones, sweet image and simple layout! Thanks for joining us this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. Your colouring of the sweet image is so beautiful and I love the pretty papers.
Sorry you didn't make it onto the team this time. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
hugs Sue xx

Juls said...

Gorgeous card Hun ... Love the lilac & lemon together ... Sorry u disappointed to have not got on to the DT .... Glad u joining us in the sugar bowl tho, & inspiring us with your work, & there always the chance if winning more sweet sugar and a GDT spot :-) sending big crafty hugs Juls xx

Dawn Turley said...

So sweet Wendy... (sorry couldn't resist) and simply beautifully coloured.

Mona Pendleton said...

Adorable card! Great job bringing the sweet image to life! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Zw@@n said...

Oh wow, this is adorable. I love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

coops said...

So gorgeous Wendy.Adorable sweet image and i love your pretty papers and colours.
Thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Wendy, this is such a pretty card! Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is a link to the stamp that you were looking for: http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1679
Hugs Lynsey xx

NGCARDS said...

A fabulous creation hun :) I love the colour scheme! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

nnalorac said...

Such a sweet card. Love your choice of Sugar Nellie, a fan too. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carolxx

Suzette said...

A Great Little card. Thank you for Joining us over at As You Like It Challenge.

Suzette x

Jacee said...

Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cebelica said...

Now that's one super sweet card. Love the image you used and the colours are beautiful too. Amazing! Thank you for playing with us at The sugar bowl! Hugs! xx

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