Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Sugar Bowl #3 and an award!

Luckily I had a day's holiday yesterday which coincided nicely with the bad weather .... except that it wasn't really that bad where I live. The result was that I was out for quite a bit of the day, but I still managed to get a bit of a craft session so I decided to focus on this fortnight's Sugar Bowl Challenge, which is Love & Romance.

Now I should start buy saying that I had quite a bit of trouble with this card, though I hope I got there in the end. Firstly, I didn't have any specific "romantic" stamps so wasn't sure whether i could really do justice to the lurve theme, but seeing as the prize on offer this week is so scrummy I was determined to press ahead and make the best of it ... so I found a lovely image of Blossom given to me by Helen, and decided to fit that to the challenge to the best of my ability!!
Secondly, I coloured Blossom using watercolour pencils and Cosmic Shimmers, and decorated the blossoms with Stickles - but the photo doesn't really bring out the shimmer or sparkle. Then I had a bit of a setback when I realised my choc coloured pearlescent card had gone into hiding, but given the prevailing weather conditions I still pressed on with dark brown Bazzill instead - a bit dark really but needs must and all that!
Finally got the card done and took it to work today to photograph.. then realised too late that I had forgotten to take one of the inside which is dinkily decorated with matching papers and a cute sentiment - doh! I will try to remember to add another pic tomorrow. Also I should mention that the pink ribbon actually matches the paper quite well .. it just hasn't photographed right lol!

Image: Sugar Nellie "Blossom"
Sentiment & brown swirls: stamps free with craft magazine
Paper: Bo Bunny
Brown Bazzill cardstock embossed wtih Cuttlebug Swirls folder
Pink & brown hearts cut with Cuttlebug dies
Ribbon: from my stash

I have also been given the following lovely "hug" award by Domi - that's very sweet of you!

The rules are to pass it on to 10 more people .... so i would like to pass it on to all my fellow PBSC DT members :-) Hugs to you all!!


  1. Gorgeous colours P, and I love the image. It's one of my faves. Hope you are ok xxxxx

  2. Beautiful Pauline - I love the colours and the 'shape' of everything :) Carol x

  3. What a gorgeous card Pauline! I love all the scallop shapes and of course the image, beautiful!
    Love Becky xx

  4. Awww...she looks so lovely in those colours! Gorgeous card!
    Helen x

  5. this is just perfect hun, love it!!! Sucha cute image !!

  6. Fab card Pauline. The paper is gorgeous and I love the matching stamped bit of the card too. The image is so cute.
    Sharon xx

  7. Gorgeous card & love the colour combo... well done on your award too..

    Lorraine xxx

  8. Your card looks great to me! Love your color combo and the ribbon looks yummy! It's really hard to get a good photo with shimmer or bling but I can imagine your card is shiny IRL. :) Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

  9. Oh, this is just sooo sweet! You did an excellent job making it fit the theme! I love the swirlies with the heart!!! Beautifully colored too!
    Blessings, Maria

  10. Pauline this is so pretty, love the colours and sweet image. I think you've more than done justice to the lurve theme, it's fab!!

    hugs Bev x

  11. Pretty card Pauline, and certainly fits the love theme ... so how many Valentine's is hubby going to get?!
    Cathy xx

  12. Oh is this a cute Card Pauline. I love it.
    This stamps are so sweet, I have no from them until yet.


  13. Such a pretty card Pauline, I adore this image...I wasn't too sure about them at first, but now I loooove them!!!
    You asked about the papers that I used...I got them in a card kit some time last year...I will have a look and see if there is a name on the bits I have left.
    Thanks for the award...you are a sweetie!
    Carole x

  14. Gorgeous card Pauline! I love the papers you've used! xx

  15. Hi Pauline, the papers are First Love...Daisy Bucket.
    Carole :D

  16. Pretty card Pauline, love these stamps!

  17. Great card..love the image and all the hearts and swirls. Thanks for joining us in the Sugar Bowl,

    Judy xx

  18. Really gorgeous Pauline, I've got to get me this stamp. Gorgeous colours too,
    Love Sarita xx

  19. this is gorgeous hun,love the image and your've coloured it beautifully,and the colours are so yummy..i don't see why you were worrying hun..its gorgeous.
    good luck with challenge xx
    hugs clare xx

    thanks for your lovely comment on my PB card love clare x

  20. Oh so beautiful, I love your colouring on the image. Kim


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Pauline x