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Friday, 7 January 2011

A Papertake Copic Sugarbowl

Papertake Weekly have an "anything goes" challenge - perfect for this birthday card for my beautiful Goddaughter, Emily, who will be sweet 16 next week.  I wanted to use Elisabeth Bell's "Claudia the Artist" by Sugar Nellie for my card because the image looks like Emily; tall, slender, chic and very pretty!
The Sugar Bowl which is celebrating it's second birthday, has two massive secret prizes and a great sketch to follow.  They also want to see embossing and although it is not very visible in the photo I embossed the horizontal band across the centre and the taller panel behind my image with a Cuttlebug folder.   I coloured my image with Copics and some Spica pens for her jewellery.   Copic Creations' challenge is for "sparkle" so I used some of my most favourite K&Co papers and added glitter to the scallop nestie behind the image.  Best matey, Julie (Emily's mother) gave me some Really Tacky Glue amongst lots and lots of other goodies for Christmas and so I am finally able to start using some lovely flowers on my cards.  None of the glue I had before ever worked.  Some of my favourite ribbon, a few Martha Stewart branch punched leaves and some pearly wires (also from Julie) finish it off. 
It's not a great photo again, though.  Sorry!
I'm also sorry that it has been over a week since I dropped by anyone's blog - my Mum is visiting currently and blog-time has not been possible.  Promise to pop by soon!

21 comments:

Vicky said...

Hello there sweetie this is just gorgeous I'm sure Emily will love it. I love your image I'm sure I have this one....I think anyway I'm not sure TBH lol. Colouring is fab & I love your flowers. Enjoy your time with your mum hunni blogland will always be here shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lorraine said...

oh Leslie this is really beautiful i just love the image too she is gorgeous xx

Jodi said...

Great color combo and card layout!! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
Hugs
Jodi=)

debby4000 said...

Lesley this is so gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Faye said...

Oh Lesley, this is beautiful, I love the colour combo and your colouring is just aamzing. xxx

dolcreations said...

Emily is going to LOVE this! You have picked such a perfect image with perfect paper! Beautiful...just beautiful!
Enjoy your visit with your mom!

~ Ali ~ said...

Super card, love the colours and fabby colouring too.

Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl
Hope you can join in again next time.

Ali x

Abi said...

Lesley it's gorgeous! I love that you've got a feminine feel to the card without going the 'traditional' pink. Colouring is amazing x

*Vicki* said...

Oh stunning card my friend!! I so love your beautiful coloring and this image is WOW!!! TFS! HUGS

Dawn B. said...

She will love this Lesley.. What a great card for a teen.. Your coloring and embellishments are super.. Have fun with your mom..

Jacque said...

Leslie...what a beautiful card...that image is so sweet and the colors you have put together are so stunning...Thanks for your visit to me...sending hugs your way...Jacque

Sarita said...

Those papers are gorgeous Lesley, I love all the cool tones. Beautiful image, I'm sure you Goddaughter will adore it,
Love Sarita xx

Pat said...

Hi Lesley...I must have this DP!! :-) It's just gorgeous! And it so beautifully compliments your image...love your coloring sweetie!! Good luck in all your challenges this week! Hugs...
Pat Frank

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful!! I love the color scheme! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you can play along again next week! Happy New Year!
hugs, Sharon

Tiets said...

ooo woww this is gorgeous!!thanks for joining the sugar bowl challenge!
Hugs Tiets

Rica said...

A gorgeous card Lesley, love your beautiful colours and papers, fantastic colouring of the adorable Claudia and stunning details. Emily will love it!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations,
hugs
Heather xx

Julie said...

Beautifully done Leslie, I should think Emily will love it.

Julie said...

Gorgeous Lesley!! Emily did indeed love it!! I do too - fab papers, fab everything!! JUliexx

Fiona said...

faberooney...stunning!!

Fi
x

mycardz said...

Wow, just gorgeous! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ hope you can stop back tomorrow! hugz, Mary

Suzanne J Dean said...

So elegant and pretty--I really love the color scheme too! Thanks for joining in with us at the Copic Creations Challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne