Thursday, 14 October 2010

Being Thankful in the Sugar Bowl

Hello All,

This is my entry for the sugar bowl....In all honesty when I saw the sketch for this fortnights sugarbowl challenge, I wanted to run screaming in the opposite direction!!! I don't know why I never seem to get on too well with sketches, when I make a card it normally evolves as I make it, and I can find sketches a little restrictive, However I just Love sugar nellie..they are my all time favourite company for stamp designs, I am also lucky enough to live close enough to pop into the house of sugar from time to for all those reasons I decided rather than pick and choose what challenges I like and don't like, I would actually challenge myself with something I don't feel comfortable with!............I am not sure about the results, but hey ho I gave it a go!

I have chosen a fab Leanne Ellis design, it is an old one, but one I reach for time and time again! (I know there are some new Leanne Ellis designs in the pipeline!!...cant wait!!!!!) I have coloured it with my copics.

As I mentioned I was nervous about the sketch, partly because it just had so many layers, so I have limited myself to one sheet of paper and some white card, so that I would not get myself too tied in knots about getting all the layers looking right together. the paper is "Magenta - Artful Flowers"...all the edges have been inked with "Distress ink - shabby shutters"

Finally I have made some flowers, using "Tim Holtz - tattered florals" and an "x-cut" flower punch, and I have added a few gems, which have also been coloured with copics to colour coordinate.

Well, I think I have waffled on far to much now...this is my entry for:

Sugar Bowl - Sketch
Craftalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
ABC - F is for flowers

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Lovely card. The flowers are so sweet.Thanks for playing the ABC F is for Flowers challenge

  2. Thats gorgeous Juls, I'm pleased you didn't run away lol. I love the candy colours they're so fresh and delicate
    Claire xx

  3. I love it.......Juls this is gorgeous the image , the papers, your colouring , the arrangement of flowers fabulous...
    I'm also jealous you live near the HOS....
    Hugs Kaylou xxxx

  4. This is just lovely, Juls! You did a wonderful job with all the layers! Hugs!

  5. oh just love this hun,you have made a brilliant card,love that image,hugs cheryl xx

  6. I think the sketch looks fabulous, you chose the perfect papers and the image is awesome!

  7. I think you did just great with the sketch Juls! I know what you meant because that sketch scared ME away, lol! Love your colors and your image. Well done girl! (I'm so envious you live so close to the house of sugar!)

  8. This is a stunner Juls!!! The colours and image are so beautiful and I love the black really makes it all pop!!
    Hugs xx

  9. Morning Julia

    Funny, but I thought exactly the same when I saw that sketch, I don't do well with lots of layers.

    But you have done a beautiful job with it and a gorgeous infusion of colours.

    B x

  10. Oh what a sweetheart of a card, its adorable.

  11. Colors of this card are so sweet, fresh ! Love your card !

  12. Hi Juls,
    I love the colours and layout on this card. Beautifully crafted. I've really missed my visits here.
    Fiona x

  13. I am glad you didn't run away screaming hahaha because this card is gorgeous!!Thanks so much for joining the sugar bowl challenge.
    Hugs Tiets

  14. I was exactly the same! All those layers!
    Your card is gorgeous and I love that image!

  15. HI Juls
    i love your card. The colours are so soft and delicate.
    Love the look of your blog too
    Love sarah x

  16. Your card is fabulous,I love the layers, the colours and your flowers are gorgeous.

  17. No wonder you had shyed away. Haven't ventured to it yet myself. But you have done a great job Juls, love the pastel papers and the great image.

  18. WOW! This is beautiful Juls! So bright & zingy, love the colours! Good for you getting out of your comfort zone, it looks like it worked to me! keeleyxx

  19. So gorgeous card Juls,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  20. Juls, your card turned out GORGEOUS! I am so happy you were able to join us for this challenge :) Have a wonderful day!

  21. Just love the paper and colour Juls! Beautiful card.

    Sharon x

  22. Fabulous layers and what a card, just love it. B xxx