Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sugar Bowl 89: Butterflies

Hello Hello!

It's Sugar Bowl time again
and 
Welcome to the new Sweeties!!!
For this challenge we have a lovely sketch with a butterfly theme. :)

Now, to win our usual prize of 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice
please remember to use a Sugar Nellie image.



"Hugs for Fifi" was colored with copics and cut out. I stamped different butterfly images with white and blue inks on my card base. I know you can't see it but the glitter frame is actually on the edge of a square acetate. Card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Short and sweet from me today. ;)
Thanks always for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Please don't forget to welcome the new sweeties 
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Friday, August 3, 2012

New Sugar Nellies in the store!


Just a quick announcement 
about some cute mermaids swimming about 
at Funky Kits ;)


They are available to buy today August 3, 2012.

Sugar Bowl will be back on Thursday, August 9th.
See you then!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sugar Bowl 88: SUMMER!

For this Sugar Bowl Thursday 
we have a fabby sketch from Gayle with the theme of Summer!

To win 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice
please remember to follow the sketch and use a Sugar Nellie image :)

Here's my Summer card
I've used a digital image, Summer, for my card today as I think she is perfect for the theme. Colored with copics. For her skin, I added a bit of yellow for the sunny reflection. What I really like about these adorable images is that the shadows are there, no need to guess where to shade. 

Added glitter on the water and sand. Sorry it is not showing in the photo. Gel pen for the (water) waves. Birds and flowers on her dress were drawn/colored with colored pencils. I used fishnet for the lower panel. Painted and sanded the starfish and shells to make them look a little old as they were originally silver. I originally wanted to put scattered pearls around the card (to go with the ocean theme) but decided on sewing them on the flower centers. I just scattered dew drops on the DP (My Mind's Eye) for water droplets effect. Flip flops from my stash bought years ago from our local bookstore. They're the last pair I have. 

We're taking a break so this challenge will run for 4 weeks.
So you have time to get those entries in.
The new fairies are so cute. 
You can choose them as your prize if you like. (wink)

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!
Please check out the rest of the Sweeties Summer cards!
Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sugar Bowl 87: Flower Power

I'm back (just in a nick of time) with a post for the Sugar Bowl Challenge 87!
We have a sketch from Erika with the option of Flower Power...

To win 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice from Funky Kits,
please remember to use a Sugar Nellie image.

Here's my card
I've used silver haired Hazel for my card today. She was colored with Copics. Glitters on her wings, outfit and flower center. Nothing much to explain :)

Here's a photo before I assembled the card. 

Instead of patterned paper, I stamped the background, flowers and quarter frame on plain card stocks. Card stock colors: pink, rustic white, soft stone (light grey) and vellum. 

Sorry no card insides today..

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Please check out the rest of the Sweeties' gorgeous Flower Power cards!

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The new stamps will be available tomorrow Friday!
June 29, 2012

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sugar Bowl 85: Shades of Violet

Hello again - It's time for Sugar Bowl Thursday!
I was able to make a card for this challenge before leaving for vacay.

It's Kiki's sketch today and we have the option of using Shades of Violet.

As usual, our prize is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice
Please remember to use a Sugar Nellie image :)

I've flipped the sketch this way...

I used Jasmine for my card. She was colored with Copics except for her dress which was colored with colored pencils. Background was done with Copics. The flowers are a combination of vellum and white cs. For the centers, I used the dew drops glued with glitter. Sentiment was stamped with Staz-on on acetate. I left the white backing on so I could still see the sentiment.

The sentiment is an old PSX stamp. Colored the top and bottom images with colored pencils. I applied stickles on the edges of violet cs.

I stamped I grant you one wish with a beige ink - for a watermark effect.

Well, that's it from me today. 
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!
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Have a lovely Thursday!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sugar Bowl 84: Anything goes!

Sorry this post didn't post on time eeps.
Hello and welcome to Sugar Bowl Thursday!
For this challenge we have the option of Anything goes!

To win the prize of 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice,
please remember to use a Sugar Nellie image.


The lovely Lolitta was colored with Copics, cut out and mounted on 3d foam. Her dress was colored with copics and gel pen. For the background, I used a mix of PTi stamps. Sponging for the sky and the ground was done with colored pencils. I added some silver/metal pearls on top of the grills. She was supposed to look like she was in Paris but I had no idea where to insert the Eiffel Tower....

so I place it inside. Papers are from an old K and Co Madeline 8x8 pad. These papers are so pretty and I hesitated to cover the lower portion. I then thought of how fun to put a mini traveling journal inside and that you can remove it. You can add a photo beside "magnifique". 

 There was enough scrap from each 8x8 sheet for the front and back cover.

I didn't fully adhere the Spellbinder die cut frame so the recipient can out a photo inside the frame and you can write the dates under it too or whatever you like ;)

The journal is attached with re-positional tape so you can remove it and still have the lovely DP background left on the card. I used twine for the binding. I have them in different colors and need to use them more. 

Back of card. The whole card (edges included) is 6" x 6". 

Sorry for the lengthy post.
I have travel on the brain because I will be going on vacay! Yahoo! :)

Please don't forget to check out the rest of the Sweeties cards/creations.
With the option of anything goes... ink up those lovely Sugar Nellie stamps and join the fun!
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!
There has been problems with commenting on blogger. 
I don't know why some people can't leave me comments, I don't know what else to do as I've changed the settings back and forth ... I do thank you for trying to leave me some love :)


Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sugar Bowl 83: Your favorite Sugar Nellie stamp

Hello! It's Sugar Bowl Thursday again!
We have Kiki's sketch today with the option of using your favorite Sugar Nellie stamp

To win 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice
please remember to use a Sugar Nellie image


Here's my take on the sketch
I have no particular favorite image as I love them all! But for this challenge, I used Pippi Longsocks. She is my mom's and a certain SB sweetie's favorite. (wink) I do LOVE her cute rubber shoes! I wanted her to have a denim skirt and then I decided I wanted a "denim card".

Pippi was colored with Copics, cut out and mounted on 3d foam. I applied Viva liner glitter on her wings.  For the card base, I used dark blue cs and stamped a denim background on it. I also did some paper piercing along the edges, I hope you can see it. I threaded the twine in some of the holes. Text and flowers are PTI. 

For the insides, I just did a repeat of the front. I do love the look of denim and will probably do cards like this again someday. Sentiment (Teresa Collins) was stamped on rustic cream cs. "LIFE" was glittered in red. "Always leave enough room in your LIFE to do something that makes you happy, satisfied or even joyous - Paul Hawken"

Note taking space. I wanted some red in there. The scalloped part is rustic cream paper and the center is white. 
The original length of the blue cs was 8 1/4". I then scored at the part where the cs would be square on top of the white base, 5 3/16". The left over 3 2/16" I folded to use as a pocket. I hope that made sense. Stamped denim bg and borders. Stamped the floral image. I cut out the upper portion of the floral image for a shaped pocket. I just stamped more flowers behind the pocket because the overall image looked a little short. Then I taped the lower portion to secure the pocket.

The flower card opens up so you can write more stuff inside. I used a cream base so the middle portion would show up. Card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"white cs base.

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!
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Have a wonderful Thursday!