Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sugar Bowl #10 - Marlene's sketch

This fortnight's challenge over at the Sugar Bowl is a fabulous sketch by Marlene - I just knew I had to have a go.

I received this fab image of Annie as a birthday RAK from my friend Helen .... I decided to use it as she is holding flowers and I needed to make a "get well" card. However once I had found papers and embellies to suit I didn't think that the colour scheme really looked suitable for a get well card - so I have turned it into a birthday card and will be making another one for the original purpose! I must also admit that I overlooked the need for buttons until the last minute .. and the only space that was suitable for buttons on the card demanded TINY ones ... luckily I managed to find some that I received in a freebie card pack in my stash - phew!

I also made the effort with this one to decorate the inside ... it makes a card look so much more finished off somehow, and the other thing I like is that it gives me much more opportunity to use some of my sentiment stamps that only rarely make it onto the front of cards. :-)

Image: Sugar Nellie "Blossom" coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with Stickles glitter.
Sentiment (inside): Hero Arts;
Papers: Papermania Creative Tones "Venetian Skies";
Supplies: flowers by Papermania (large blue), Cuddly Buddly (grey), Floradoodles (small blue); pearl brads by Papermania; charm from Dolls Made Up; spacers from the Hobby House; buttons from my stash.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!


  1. Lovely card Pauline, beautiful colouring and perfect in blue!
    Have a great Sunday.
    Carole x

  2. Wonderful card, Pauline with a sweet image and fab colouring!
    Hugs Gisela

  3. What a beautiful card Pauline,l love the image and olours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  4. Fabulous card and great take on the sketch!!
    Thanks for playing in the Sugar Bowl :)
    Hugs, Marlene xx

  5. Gorgeoues card realy beautiful
    Just stopping by to tell you about the exciting new Challenge blog that has just been announced, packed with fresh creative ideas, to be run by myself and Ann (madgesty loves to create). Please stop by the link below and check out the brilliant blog candy on offer and how you can become involved. See you there xxx
    The Next Level.

  6. Beautiful! Love all the different shades of blue!
    Helen x

  7. Oh my! Your card is just stunning!! I love the blues and the metal look. The insides are beautiful too! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

  8. stunning card sweetie. I love these papers - always so handy!!! Gorgeous image too, delightful :o)

  9. Fantastic card! The papers have been used beautifully. Great details and image too. Love this one.
    Sharon xx


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Pauline x