Friday, 2 January 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge #1

The Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog launched yesterday with a fabulous sketch by Tiets. If you're a fan of Sugar Nellie stamps, and haven't yet visited, there are some wonderful cards from the very talented DT members on the blog for you to take inspiration from. I just couldn't resist joining in, but as I'm still away from home, I don't have all of my stash with me. I didn't bring any Sugar Nellie images, but I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous 'Snowman with present' stamp from my 'Secret Santa' for I decided to use the sketch to get a head start with this year's Christmas cards! lol
I didn't bring any 'Christmas' papers, embellishments or sentiment stamps, but after a quick rummage through the stash I've got here, I managed to find some suitable paper and card. The striped paper is by Scrapbooking Australia ('Story Time - Arthur Stripe'), the plain cardstock was embossed using the 'Swiss Dots', 'Textile Texture', and 'Forest Branches' Cuttlebug embossing folders. The sentiment is from a little set by Studio G (not really Christmassy, but it's the best I can do at the moment!).

I loved working with this sketch, although I feel that my card could do with an embellishment in the top right-hand corner, to balance out the sentiment, but I'll have to sort that out when I'm reunited with the rest of my stash!


Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card love the image which you have coloured fabulously, dont blame you for getting a head start on this years cards. I hate it when you go away and only take a few bits with you, cause you always want something you havent got dont you.

Lyndsey xx

Kathy said...

Fab card and what a great idea!! I should take that hint from you so I won't be scrambling this year (LOL)!! Thanks so much for joining in on the challenge!!

Sharon said...

Great card Helen. You've done so well for not having your stash with you!

Kim Dellow said...

Very sweet card. Lovely. Kim

Tiets said...

a great card you have made with the sketch!

Bev said...

Fab card Helen and it's a briliant idea to get cracking now on this years Christmas cards.

hugs Bev x

Sugar Mama said...

Hi Helen
What a gorgeously sweet card!
Thanks so much for joining the first challenge from The Sugar Bowl!
Happy New Year
Sugar Mama x

Cathy said...

Fab card Helen - I love that snowman. Great use of embossing (feeling the need to buy!)
Cathy xx

Pauline C said...

Fab card Helen - I too love that snowman image .. i only own Xmas Sugar Nellies so I was wondering whether I should get into doing a Christmas card for that challenge LOL!! Beautiful colouring and v imagainative use of "non-Christmas" stash!
Pauline x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Lovely card Helen and I love that snowman. he is brilliant! Great colour scheme! Thanks for joining us on Sugar Bowl.
Judy x

Lorraine Robertson said...

Great card Helen & well done getting an early start on next year... I'm going to do my best to start early too..

Happy crafting
Lorraine xxx