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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

No waffle, so difficult!

Hi Blogworld

Well it's not often you see me posting twice in one day, and if you are looking for my Divas by Design post please scroll down, but I realised earlier that The Sugar Bowl closes in a little while and I wanted to join in, so no waffle just card!  Will waffle another day - bet you are are sooo sorry no waffle aren't you  ;-)

I did one card to follow the optional theme (no patterned paper) and then had a go with colouring using stronger colours - not something I'm used to - and patterned papers.

So, card following theme:
Front shot:
 Detail shot of image:


Card not following optional theme but still following sketch:

Detail shot of image:

I used:
Sugar Nellie image: Manga Girl #2 - coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Will be back later with rest of details - am in the middle of daughters bath and bed routine, so no time.

 Am still being good and have not brought anything, but am using up my stuff.  I was also following along with Lisa and using a stamp I think I've only ever inked once before!

It was like going shopping making the second card - I'd coloured it before I choose the papers, so had a long wander around the (ahem) many (substitute - hundreds!) of 12x12 papers that I own!

Hope you are all well,
Sarah

A challenge, or two:

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 74 - Maria Therese's Sketch

16 comments:

Vicky said...

They are both gorgeous Sarah...and love the fab papers too...lol..

have a great evening...hugs Vicky xx

Kathleen said...

Both gorgeous cards Sarah, glad to know its not just me who owns a few (ahem! Hundreds, like you say!) papers. I have to confess though, I have not managed to stick to my new years resolutions, oh dear, I wasnt buying any more paper pads (bought 2!, i blame sara!!), and no tildas from new collection till i have used all my stamp club, (again, bought 2!) oh well, always next year.
Hugs Kat xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous - I love the colours you have used xx

Pink Dandelion said...

2 smashing cards Sarah. Well done on finding papers that match your colouring so perfectly. I haven't bought anything yet but do still have some hobbycraft vouchers which I am saving until I 'need' something. Debs xx

Wishcraft said...

They're both fab Sarah, love the colours you've used for her. I've got this stamp too, and amazingly for me I've actually used her a couple of times too ;o) Thanks for keeping me company on my little challenge hun! Lisa x

Dora said...

Awww how cute, love the colours you used.. and you are such a good girl :) he he me too am trying to use up my stuff before buying anything :)

Dawn said...

Oh well done you for not buying or trying (lol) to abstain from craft purchases. I have already bought Spring Magnolia stamp club, so thats a fail.
Both cards are lovely hon x

Flowergirl said...

Both beautiful cards Sarah x
Wendy x

Rebekah said...

I almost forgot I had this cutie! This is fab Sarah! I really should make a resolution to ink my stamps at least once I have a tonne that have not been inked! Hugs rebekah xx

Wendy said...

Both are so gorgeous Sarah, fab image and coloured so beautifully...just spotted that gorgeous Merdian border die, it was on your blog that I first saw it and had to have it, love it.
Wendy xx

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic cards. I think I like the first one best but both are gorgeous.

Jayne
x

Faye said...

I spy with my little eye, somethng beginning with fab new dies? I really like all of them! And I really like both cards (especially the bold) but I'm missing some chat, is there any downstairs? xxx

Anita said...

Lovely card Sarah and oooh, I love that fancy die you've used.

Christine L said...

It's gorgeous Sarah... and good to know I'm not alone in the colouring first, choosing paper later (or having hundreds of 12 x 12's!) gang!
Hugs
Christine x

coops said...

so stunning sarah.i love your colours and designs and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

two fabulous cards Sarah.xxx