Friday, 13 February 2009

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 4 - One!


This weeks's challenge over on The Sugar Bowl is to make a card using only one piece of DP - impossible I thought!, but I have amazed myself at how it can be done.
I must admit, however, that it probably took longer than any card I make with more than 1 DP as I played around with the layout for ages before finally deciding on what to do.

Front of card



I have used SU cardstock from the pastels range, DP is Kay & Co, flowers are Imaginisce, brads are Doodlebug sugar-coated and the lace and ribbon are from my stash. The image is one of the new Sugar Nellie Elizabeth Bell range which are now available at Funkykits, the small sentiments are from one of the woodware sets I think (the one with all the stamps for making up a flower) and the circle one is also from a clear set, but unfortunately I have taken all the stamps off the sheet and cannot remember who it is by.

Inside of card


I cut off half of the front of the cardbase, decorated the half that was left and also the inside of the card. I then mounted the image onto the DP and then onto the SU card and white card before finally attaching it to the front of the card.

Back of card


There is a fantastic prize up for grabs for this challenge so get yourself over to the Sugar Bowl and have a go - you have to be in it to win it!

Thanks for looking

Karen x

23 comments:

Gayle said...

Hi honey...
I'm so glad it took you far longer than a normal card! It did for mine too...
Still isn't that what challenges are for???
Mind you I don't think the person who sets the challenges is supposed to be as challenged as everyone else...D'oh!
Thanks for getting sticky in The Sugar Bowl!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Stacey said...

Wow, love this layout. Really striking with the pretty sparkly papers ~x~

Elaine said...

So beautiful Karen, I love it :)

Elaine x

Tara said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, I love what you've done with this card, the shape, the paper, everything.... scrummy! xx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Karen and th at DP is so pretty, and the image is so sweet!
Clairex

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Karen, love the cute image and the beautiful way you have decorated the card. Hugs Nikki x

Gvendalen said...

What cute and gentle card!

Happily Ever After said...

This is absolutely beautiful i really love it xx

Maria's Cards said...

This is stunning Karen, the colours are so pretty. Maria x

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgoeus card!! I love the paper that you choose to use and all your details are fabulous! Love the colors ~ makes me long for the Spring! Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge :)Kathy

Lilian said...

wow, wow, wow! It's really beautiful! I love it! Your coloring is just beautiful and the paper you used is perfect for the image. I love your color combination and the flowers are yummy! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Ila said...

This is totally Gorgeous!! I love everything about it!!..Hugs, Ila

Karin said...

Stunning card.
love the lay-out and sweet coloured papers. And your colouring on this image is beautifull.

Have a nice weekend,
xoxo karin

Pearl said...

another beautiful card , Karen ! just adorable !

gina g said...

Beautiful card Karen love the papers the image, well every thing lol. luv gina xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, and sweet.

Rach said...

this is gorgeous Karen, love the colours that you have chosen and what a fabulous designxx

Janna said...

Wow, this is really beautiful!! I love the piece of DP you chose and your coloring is perfect. Amazing embellishments as well!

Smiles,
janna

Judy said...

Wow Karen...this is gorgeous!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and such a sweet comment.

Iren said...

Oh what a adorable card this was!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Karen this is so beautiful!
Your colouring is fabulous!
Love your paper and wonderful design!
Such gorgeous detail!
hugs
kim x

Cheryl Joshua said...

Wow,what an amazing amount of work on this card,it is gorgeous!!! I love it!!

Julia Pollard said...

WOW wow wow, just absolutely - well - WOW