Sunday, 18 January 2009

A Sweet Valentine and a Pretty Pink Pixie


There is another challenge for us at Sugar Bowl Challenge this week and this one is a recipe,

3 papers and 3 embellishments

I really loved doing this one although only using 3 embellies took me out of my comfort zone. Remember you can use any Sugar Nellie Stamps for this one. Don't forget to read the rules for joining in this challenge carefully.


I have used a Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis Stamp for this Valentine card, these stamps are so different and I think quite classy and modern. She has been coloured with Distress Inks and matted onto Brown and Pink card. The beige papers are from the new Pink Petticoat "Just an Old Fashion Girl" CD, and the pink paper is from my scraps. The 3 embellies I have used are Rach's Fabulous Raffia Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls and a mixture of flowers. The hearts were cut with an Original Sizzix die.


A Close up of the image, I have watercoloured around the edges of the square with distress ink very diluted.

I carried the papers through to the inside, and added a verse found on the internet.

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Magnolia vs Stampavie - BOWS


Bows are the great Challenge this week on Magnolia vs Stampavie, Donna would like to see Bows of any kind on your creations. There is also a great prize this week a £10 voucher donated by Wendy from Secret Crafter to spend on the Secret Crafter On-line Shop.
There are some fabulous bows to be seen on the cards created by my fellow DT members and if you want to see a real dream of a bow check out
BEVS fabulous Ribbon Blossom on her card. To view the DT Cards and find out more about this weeks Challenge just click Here


I have been quite creative with this one, I first stamped the Flower image then masked the stalk and stamped the mushrooms over the flower, I stamped and cut out Pixie Alva and 3d her onto the flower. All the images have been coloured with copics. I used Nestie Labels to matt the image on to, and the DP are a mixture from my scrap box drawer again, I am really being good using up these scraps. The sunflower charm was bought on e-bay, ribbon is from stash. The corner has been cut with a Cuttlebug die.




I have used more of the papers inside, the Toadstools are another Magnolia stamp and have also been coloured with copics. The sentiment is an SU stamp

Well if you are still here Thanks for looking and I hope you have liked what you have seen. Have a good Week
Hugs
Jacqui xx

64 comments:

NGCARDS said...

wow 2 stunning cards here! I love the colours you have used on the sugar nellie they work so well together. The magnolia card is really cute aswell, both fabby! xxx

Mel said...

2 more fab cards love all the detail inside the cards too and so cute, loving those colours:)
Mel x

Rica said...

Wonderful cards Jacqui. I love the 'gentle' way you've coloured the Leanne Ellis stamp - beautiful.
These Magnolia images are so cute, (can't wait to use mine) and I love the papers from your bit box (can I come and have a root through it - mine's full of unusable bits)
hugs Heather xx

CraftyC said...

What stunning cards Jacqui, both so different but gorgeous!
Clairex

Bev said...

I loved your Magnolia card as soon as I saw it on the challenge blog sweetie - it's absolutely gorgeous and one of my all time favourite cards. It has such a "happy" feel to it and we could all do with an extra bit of happiness. I love cards that make me smile and this one has me grinning from ear to ear!

The SN one is sooo classy - I'm off to visit PP, those are just my kind of papers. The image is coloured brilliantly too, love the watercoloured edge. FABULOUS!!

huggles
B xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous cards Jacqui, I love the cute scene you have created on your Magnolia card and the colours are so pretty.
You crad for the sugar bowl is stunnig and your colouring is beautiful. The Leanne Ellis image is fab...great minds think alike :) Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow you have been busy Jacqui and two stunning cards.. they are both just so gorgeous, Hope your having a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Mandi said...

Both gorgeous cards Jacqui, I LOVE them Hugs xx

joey said...

Hi Jacqui hun, these are gorgeous I cant pick a fave, I know I want that magnolia stamp though lol, gorgeous colouring and lovely layouts and colours.xxx

Donalda said...

Oh my word Jacqui these cards are just breathe taking dear. I so love the way you masked your images and your coloring is just beautiful dear. OMG just breathe taking dear

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a fabulous cards. So special again. Hugs Marja

Annchen said...

Jacqui, totally beautiful!
Love your Magnolia card

Holly said...

two gorgeous cards, i love the images you have used and the papers are so pretty
Holly x

Sharon said...

Fabulous and stunning creations Jacqui. I must admit the beautiful valentine's verse you found is perfect for the card. Love the toadstools and image on the other card too. Now, I'll go take a leaf from your book and raid my scraps draw (it's nearly bursting!)
Sharon xx

Lorraine Robertson said...

Both delicious cards... love the colours & layouts...

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

Kim said...

Jacqui these are BOTH beautiful! I love your sugar bowl card...that sentiment on the inside is awesome! And your Alva card is so sweet....love all of the pink!!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful Jacqui. I love the way you've finished off the insides as well and the sentiments are just perfect. Hugs from Desire

Wendy said...

Two wonderful cards
Wendy x

Heather Bradley said...

Two beautiful cards Jacqui, I like the papers of the 1st one best though :0)
Hows you no smoking going?
**Hugs** Heather x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

Hi Jacqui

Your sugar bowl card is gorgeous I love the papers used (coloured perfect as per normal)and that piece of ribbon/lace is gorgeous.

The magnolia is adorable, I keep looking at those stamps and pondering them, wondering how they would colour up, and you have answered my question, totally gorgeously!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend x

ella bella said...

gorgeous cards Jacqui, love the first one the image is beautiful and your design is so fabulous as always.
Tracy x

Rachel Hope said...

They are both Wonderful!!! I Love the colors on the first one!!! WOW, Gorgeous

mar1ene said...

Fabulous cards!
Love the Sugarbowl one.. image is fab and the colours are yum!
Hugs, Marlene x

DillyDilly said...

The are both wonderful cards Hugs Dilly x

Sugar Mama said...

Hi Jacqui
What a delicious creation!
Thanks so much for joining the second challenge from The Sugar Bowl!
You really are too sweet!
Sugar Mama x

Tammi said...

Wow, both simply gorgeous, inside and out...and I love the valentine verse on the first and the layout is fab! Tammi xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Jacqui your beautiful cards are just a dream!
I am so in love with your wonderful colouring and fabulous choice of papers.
I love your beautiful detail and stunning designs!
hugs
kim x

Sue said...

two beautiful cards i have just ordered the daisy n elf, gorgeous cards, sue.x

Sandra said...

Stunning cards...i'm lost for words,love them both,gorgeous colouring as always.
Must check out that new Pink Petticoat CD the papers look lovely,
Hope you've had a good weekend
Take care
San x

Sandra said...

Stunning cards...i'm lost for words,love them both,gorgeous colouring as always.
Must check out that new Pink Petticoat CD the papers look lovely,
Hope you've had a good weekend
Take care
San x

Jorunn said...

WoW!!!!
I`ve been scrolling up and down for a shile, and you make amazing cards! Love the colors you combine and the coloring!!
Beautiful!!!!

Hugs,
Jorunn

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jacqui!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
Marvellous work!!
Hugs Mumur

Maria's Cards said...

Wow Jacqui, these cards are both stunning. I love the cute little Pixie and the papers and colours are simply gorgeous. Maria x

craftyb said...

Hi Jacqui...gosh how do you manage to get so much gorgeous crafting done with all those blogs to manage...?!! LOL I struggle to keep up with one!!

I love both cards - each so different! I love the verse inside the first one...very special! bx

Bridgett said...

WOW! Jacqui you have made 2 exquisite cards! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM!

Bev said...

Hiya Hunny, I have something for you on my blog

hugs Bev x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

These are both beautiful! Love them.

Tiets said...

a lovely card you have made for the sugar bowl!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh both are stunning, TFS.

POPPET said...

These are both stunning honey i love them both, that raffia makes it look aged so well with the stamp, and i am loving these new magnolia ones, this one is perfect, hugs Pops x x x

Tara said...

What a feast Jacqui, two amazing cards! As soon as I saw the Magnolia one over on the challenge blog I was blown away, sooooo pretty! xx

Mel said...

Hi I have something for you on my blog
Mel x

acreativeneed said...

Wow, Jacqui, these are fabulous! Lovely inside views too!
smiles,Deena

Mina said...

fantastic card...they are both so beautiful...I love the new Leanne Ellis designs and you have coloured it beautifully xxx

Lilian said...

Your cards and coloring are always beautiful. Thank you for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui!! Love the soft colors and beautifully colored image in the first!! I love that raffia ribbon ~ it is yummy! Also your second card is fab as well!! Love your coloring!!
:)Kathy

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Jacqui.
Great layouts and you coloring is beautiful.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

WOW fabulous cards, so very different its hard to choose a favourite.

Ria said...

Ahhh both cards are stunning. Love the little magnolia elf :) she is so adorable!!

hugs Ria

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just beautiful cards! I love your Sugar Bowl entry..gorgeous pearls and raffia. It is hard to stick to just 3 embellishments!!! Great colouring on both your cards!
Judy x

Gill said...

oh wow Jacqui, how fabulous are these two cards...FABULOUS...that's how much...great layouts, beautiful papers, gorgeous images and your colouring is amazing
hope you had a great weekend
hugs Gill x

Annie said...

gorgeous cards Jacqui - I do like the pinks! hugs, annie x

peteratsummitmedia said...

Hi Jacqui,

As a recognised fan of Forever Friends, Can you help us spread some Forever Friends Valentine love?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have uploaded 2 special Forever Friends valentine videos onto ‘YouTube’ entitled:
Forever Friends: ‘Valentine, Keep Me in your Heart’ and Forever Friends: ‘Valentine's Day Video, Keep Me in your Heart.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=W_AIncjFtnk&feature=channel_page
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=26Z1rmaE5Hc

This cute little animation from Forever Friends is an adorable way to keep in touch with your loved ones to let them know just how much they are missed.
The soulful soundtrack to the video is by; ‘The Mercury Men’ www.myspace.com/themercurymen and is called ‘Keep Me in Your Heart’.

This delightful greeting is guaranteed to melt any heart and leave no doubt just how much you really do care. Just send the above valentine link to your Lover, Friend or Family and introduce them to a lovely tune to let them know they are your Forever Friends and in your Heart and on your mind!

We hope you enjoy the video and song they might give you some great crafting ideas!,

Thank you

Peter
peter.carine@summitmedia.com

Naoual said...

Hi Jacqui, your cards are stunning dear. I really love the one you did with alva, it's gorgeous hun. You did a terriffic job!

xx Naoual

Debbie said...

Hi Jacqui...me again..just popped by to tell you that there is something for you on my blog. Debbie x

Sue said...

2 very gorgeous cards,beautiful papers and colour combos:)

sue
xx

Cathy said...

Stunning - love your colouring and the papers - everything works so well together. Great details too.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Debbie said...

What gorgeous gorgeous cards Jacqui

I love them both have been looking at the Leanne Ellis stamps for a while and really love what you've done with this. The little Magnolia too is just so pretty and one of my favourites.

Gorgeous card

Debbie
x

craft mad Jenny said...

wow - just love that top stamp,

jenny

Donna said...

Stunning cards Jacqui and such elegant papers on both, I love the way you are decorating the insides of your cards :) Donna x

Christine Riley said...

Wow! Both cards are just stunning! Love the paper choices, coloring, layouts, everything! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Maria Matter said...

Jacqui, these are so beautiful! Love all the wonderful elements and seeing how the insides look too! Just beautiful!!!
blessings, Maria

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really gorgeous cards, Alva is the cutest...and the LE card us stunning. Love your accents and what a great bow!
Hugs
Carole x

Poppy said...

wow lovely cards.
poppy

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