Wednesday, 22 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge # 15 - Gayle's Sketch

Helloooooooo peeps!

Firstly I just need to let you know that I'm not dressed yet!!! YAY!!! Summer hols have started, it's been raining all morning and I've had a lovely, crafty time. I promise I will jump in the shower as soon as I've typed this post. Then me and the kids are going to stick on our wellies, put up our brollies and go out for a walk to splash in some puddles........ and we won't care who watches either, lol!

I was attracted by Gayle's brilliant sketch for the latest Sugar Bowl Challenge because it's nice and simple which allows you to really show off the image and papers you use. The extra element to include if you want to be in with the chance of winning the fab new Sugar Nellie stamps is ribbons and bows. In this case my papers are Kay & Co and I love this colour combo - green and blue together is one of my faves. I added a Melissa Frances transfer, some gems and ribbon from my stash and a BossKut vine leaf die cut. The Sugar Nellie image is coloured with a mix of Polys and Koh pencils.

This next card was created this morning by my dear, darling son. "I want to make a card Mum" I heard him say. I was frozen to the spot......... oh no, what stash would he want to use, lol?! Not my best papers or flowers please, I might still be at the stroking stage with some of them! Only kidding (wink), don't you think he did a fab job for a nine year old? He did everything himself, apart from me cutting the straight lines with my trimmer..... BLESS! When I told him I was putting it on my blog he was over the moon, so please let him know what you think of his efforts.....thanks ;o)

I'm off to hit the shower now...... can't let the hubster get home from work and see me like this!!!

TTFN and TFL xxx


katy said...

Oh you do right Tara...i like PJ days too, lol. Loving your latest creation, gorgeous combo and coloured beautifully !

Well what can i say Kane but 'Clever you !' a budding cardmaker :) Only Hubster to go now, lol.

Have fun outdoors, love Katy x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tara i love the papers and the vine leaf.

Wow your son has done a fab job with his card its brilliant.. so had better watch your stash now then Tara lol. luv gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Well done to both of you they are both fabulous cards and I can see where your son gets his talent from lol.

Lorraine x

Danielle said...

Your card is gorgeous Tara - beautiful colouring and the layout really is fabulous!
As for your son's card, wow, he takes after his mum!! He did an awesome job - really excellent colouring too! Hope you have fun splashing in all those puddles, lol!!!
Hugs, Danielle

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Tara, I love it!

Wow, your son has a great talent, just like his Mom!! Great job!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim Piggott said...

Love your beautiful card Tara!
Gorgeous image and wonderful colours and fabulous detail!

Wow! Your Son's card is brilliant!
Love his image and fantastic colouring!
Fabulous design and great sentiment!
Well done!
kim x

PatR said...

Love your creation Tara, I agree the colours are lovely.
What a very talented son you have, he's done a fantastic job on this card. Well done both of you.
Pat xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool card and nice color scheme for the challenge!

Riet said...

Wowwwww Tara,what beautiful,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Love your card hun, such a sweet image! Adore all the embellies you have used too!

Wowee and your son's card is fabulous, hun, he's made a cracking job, just love those Elzybells bears!
Hugs Tab xxx

Julie said...

Your card is lovely Tara, I love the soft colouring and your Son's done a fab job with his colouring too. Great work from both of you lol

Cheryl said...

wow hun brilliant cards your son is so talented, just like his mum you have both made a fab job of your stunning creations love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Lilian said...

Your card is just gorgeous! The new LE images are just beautiful! Gorgeous coloring!

Your son's card is just brilliant work! Your sure he made it? WOW! Great composition and love the buttons! Really fantastic work! Budding artist!

Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hoe to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Faerielore said...

Tara this card is a stunning, the colour combo is gorgeous !!! i love pj days :) and WOW what a fab card your son made, well done, a little crafter in the making. Hope you had fun jumping in puddles xxx

Caroline said...

Stunning card Tara!

What talented children you have firt Georgia caught the bug and now your son he has done a great job.
Caroline x

cats whiskers said...

Two fabby cards dear, just love the SN and all that brilliant distressing. love how you have coloured the great image
Hugs Jacqui x

TaraG said...

Hey Tara, such a great card that you've made...just love the pretty colours and the image is fabulous! I've snuck out of bed early to do a little blog hopping before we leave to go camping for 5 days...just wanted to get my fix of beautiful images and colouring! Your creations just fit the bill! So beautiful! Hope you are well, hun! The walk in the rain sounds brilliant...I have a feeling I will be doing that well we are camping too. All it has done this summer is rain...not much of a summer, really! Good on you for making the most of a rainy day!
Big Hugs,t

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! Tara, your son is a marvelous artist!! :) How cool!! I love your card too!! Beautiful coloring and the layout is amazing!! TFS!! HUGS

Georgia said...

Wow, gorgeous card Mum! I LOVE this image and your colouring is ace! - I like her rosy cheeks!
I also love the distressing, it looks so pretty! :)
Kane's card is really good too, isn't it? Especially for a nine-year-old football and cricket addict! Tee hee!
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxxx

Dena said...

Tara, I love all your distressing it looks so fab! Gorgeous papers also.
Ok what are wellies and brollies? I really have no clue. I love how you guys talk ha ha!
Hope you have a great day girl, hugs, Dena

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Tara, just love the colour combo on this, yummy!

Kathy said...

WOw Tara this is just gorgeous!! Love your mix of papers and colors!! They really are pretty with this image too!! So pretty!!
Your son's card is so cute!! You sound like me when my girls want to make one with me!! I go into panic mode!! (LOL) Have a great week-end :)kathy

Chris said...

Oh you do crack me up, but I agree about the crafting in your dressing gown hee it's so decadent LOL! Fantastic card Tara and I love that colour combo too, also one of my faves. Beautiful colouring and and I love your distressed edges and the vine die cute, all so artfully arranged, love it! Well done Kane, my goodness what great colouring, choice of card and design, you did brilliantly, don't tell your Mum but I think she better watch out :D Chris xx

June Houck said...

You rocked the sketch with your card. Your angel image is both fun and funky AND perfect with your papers and embellies. LOVE it :)

scrappyjan said...

Hi Tara sweetie!!!

What a beauitful card!!!! Your son's card is so cute too!

Thanks for stopping by to see me today with the congrats..Your so sweet.
hugs, janny

Rach said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoy the summer term.. and that you had a wonderful time splashing in puddles..
your card is delish sweetie, so beautiful and with such gorgeous details and colouring.. love your son's card, and he is only Nine!!!
he did an amazing job..
Hugs RAchxxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card Tara!1 Love the gentle colours and the image is so elegant and beautiful. Are you dressed today??? I am JUST!!
Kane's card is fabulous..great choice of colours and love the way he has placed the sentiment. Guard your stash is all I'll say!!

Hugs Judy xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow gorgues card fabulous colours and detail
love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

simplyfairies said...

WOW!! Kane that is fabulous, I love the way the images is coloured, perfect!!

I also love the sugar nellie one too, ...

Sarita said...

Love your card Tara, fab colours and I'm really jealous of your fab bow! Love the little heart brads too,
And well done for getting your little son in on the crafting, very brave to let him near your beloved craft stash! he's done a fantastic job,
Enjoy your hols,
Love Sarita xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, such a gorgeous image. Your colouring is wonderful. Your son's card is fabulous...he obviously takes after you!
Carole x

Juls said...

stunning cards, love the colours and distressed feel of your first one!