Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A Gorjuss Sugar Bowl!

When I saw the prize over at The Sugar Bowl I just had to have a go. There is a wonderful sketch to follow by Gayle and you have to include ribbons and bows somewhere on your creation! I just love this sketch. I know some people have felt that it is a little too simple for their taste but I LOVE it. I'm more of a CAS girl myself anyway!

I just love these new GG's from the third set. I am a little short on craft money at the minute and these have had to go on my wish list but the wonderful Bernie has sent me a few of these images to keep me going! I think this image has to be one of my favourites {if not my absolute favourite} from the new set. I coloured her with my koh-i-nors and sansodor, glittering her wings before adding some glossy accents {not sure if the pic picks this up!}. The yummy papers are from the Bloom & Grow MME 6x6 pack, CS is DCWV. I have inked the edges of paper/CS with distress inks for extra definition. Faux stitching added around the edges by pricking holes with my pokey tool and using my white sakura pen. The cappucino pearls are beautiful and I got them from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie. You can get a bag of 100 for just 85p, which I think is just fab as I LOVE my pearls at the minute and with 100 in a bag I don't have to be too frugal with them! The sentiment is a cheapie rubber stamp that I picked up from a craft show last year. They had a special offer of 6 wood mounted rubber stamps for just £5! I was a bit dubious at the time as the quality didn't look that great but I have to say they stamp beautifully, so a real bargain!! Well I have to confess I finished the card and then realised that I hadn't included the additional 'ribbons & bows' and I so want to be in with a chance of winning the gorgeous manga anime stamps. Soooo I found this cute little ribbon bow on another embellie that I had, I pinched it and added it to the top right corner. To say it wasn't planned I think it actually look ok! I did try to put it in her hair or on the front of her dress but I didn't think it looked right in the end!

Well that's it for me this morning. Just got time to have a quick blog hop before work. I didn't get chance to have a look around yesterday as we went to see Harry Potter last night after work, bit dissapointed with it really, not as good as some of the others!

Have a great day, whatever you're up to! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous Vicky..my favourite of the new set as well! Love the pretty pearls and the bow looks as if it was meant to be there all aloong!! Just perfect! Thanks for joining us in the Sugar Bowl, Hugs Judy xx


Good morning hunny this is such a lovely card, i love the image youve used here. Lovely work hugs Linda x

Gina said...

Great card Vicky, love the image :)
Hugs Gina xxx

Tara said...

Had to laugh Vicky..... so you really do do the same as me then with missing off the desired element on your card!
You're right, this is the most fab image in the set and you've done such a brilliant job with her. Gorgeous! xx

Lilian said...

Gorgeous card Vicky! Love the image and your beautiful coloring! The pearls added the perfect touch! You now have me wanting to go check out Elaine's shop lol! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

CraftyC said...

She's Gorjuss Vicky, lovely colouring and papers

Aina said...

A beautiful card :O)

Anonymous said...

We definitely have the same taste Vicky...I love this image and the CAS look too!
Your card is gorgeous...beautiful pearls :-)
Carole x

Tab said...

Wow fabulous card, just adore the colours and image! So pretty! She is my fave one, love her dress!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous Vicky,simple cards are always classy!!! I love the way you have used the sentiment and then added the pearls!
Hugs xx

Rach said...

gorgeous Vicky.
she looks beautiufully coloured and is perfect for your pretty card. hugs rachxx

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Lovely card, less is definatly more, we all get a bit carried away with our lovely goodies these days, your card is just perfect, hugs, Claire xx

gina g said...

gorgeous card Vicky love the image and papers. luv gina xx

katy said...

A really pretty card Vicky, love the papers and you've coloured her beautifully !

Awwww i'm hoping to see the new Harry Potter...maybe i'm gonna be disappointed too :(

Enjoy your week, love Katy x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Vikki, my 3rd set of gorguss girls have arrived. Love the colours and the beautiful pearls.
Jill x x

Sarita said...

So sweet Vicky, just love this image. I'm loving those papers too,
Just gorgeous,
Love Sarita xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh fabulous card Vicky!
She is just so beautiful and your colouring is fabulous especially her hair!
Love your gorgeous colours so very pretty!
kim x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Vicky,love your choice of colours on this one and a lovely layout,not too simple,just right!like you i'm loving my pearls and just perfect on this card,
San x

Fern said...

Hi Vicky,
Your card is gorgeous... i just love the new Gorjuss girls, and the beautiful embellishments.

Fern xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is stunning love the great image and your beautiful colouring, all in all just Gorjuss, (Sorry)
Hugs Jacqui x

Pink Sunshine said...

Hi Vicky,
Gorgeous card, I love this image she is super cute. Yes not long now - hanging out for the holiday! Hows your plans coming along?
Sal. x

Stacey said...

Such a cutie! This is my fave too :o) Gorgeous colouring, loving the simple layout too.

Bit gutted you don't think HP is much good though, I was looking forward to that! ~x~

simplysometine said...

Hi Vicky, I only just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a super fan of Sugar Nellie and I love the way you use them in cards. This pretty fairy in yellow gown reminded me of Belle at the ball. Card looks so elegant in pearls. Well done!

Juls said...

gorgeous! she looks great in yellow!