Thursday, September 08, 2011

Sugar Bowl challenge No. 67

That's another fortnight gone....
I'm sure someone is stealing them,
before we know the children will be off for the Tattie holidays.
On to the Sugar Bowl this time and it is my sketch with the theme "use scraps".
This is my take:

And the sketch:

I have used scraps from Kraft card and Oh what fun range by 3 bugs in a rug.
I have also used my vintage photo distress ink,
Spellbinder dies Classic circles and Stars 5
plus Sizzix die Corner flourish.
The Stamp is by Sugar Nellie Mary Hall and is called Little Angel.
All the Mary Hall stamps are on Sale at the moment so why not pick up a cute wee bargain whilst also looking at the new fabby fairy and angel stamps.
You know you want to....LOL.
I have coloured my angel using copic pens, Stickles Star dust and gold gel pen.
Finally I have added a string bow and black pen to highlight.

Up for grabs, prize wise, this time is
4 of your choice Sugar Nellie stamps rising to 6 if we get more than 100 entries.
As I always got to be in it to win it!
Good luck and happy crafting.

Before I leave today I also promised yesterday a bit of a cracker!
So to end with a
 here it is:

And here from a slightly different angle:

The inspiration for this card came from the lovely Kara at an SU event a couple of years ago.
It was a favourite at the demo in Elgin with all the ladies.
I have used MME Lost and found kit and brad plus Martha Stewart punch Traditional Scallop and Spellbinder Nestablities Classic circles.

To create this "cracker" of a card you will need a 12 x 4" strip of card.
You will need to score at 2" and 4" at each end.  (Positioned as you look at it above).
Then you will mark the 6" point at the top and bottom of paper with a pencil.
Now this is where the fun starts.....
Score from the top 6" point to the bottom 2" point on both the left and right of the cracker, then reverse so you take the bottom 6" point to the top 2" point left and right.
This should give you a diamond shape in the middle and the legs should sit either side like a table.
I have then used my MS punch on each end plus added a further 3 x 4" strip of co-ordinating paper to each side to extend the cracker shape.
The centre is decorated with a 2 1/4" square and the my embellishments are added on top.
Simples squeak!
I'd love to hear how you get on with this card.
More again tomorrow......


kath said...

gorgeous card all the distressing...big hugs kath xxx

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥

Fiona said...

gorgeous card, fab papers and I love the swirly!!


Elaine said...

Fabby card Erika. I love the stars and swirls..why do I never use my star nesties??
Love your cracker card too..what a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Hugs Elaine xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too, Stunning work big hugs pops x x x

Sarah B said...

I love this card, very festive and a cute image too!

Hugs Sarah B X

Pat said...

Hi Erika...what an adorable holiday card!! I love the papers and embellies. They look so rustic...and vintage...and they perfectly showcase this beautifully colored little image! Such a sweetheart!! And...thanks for the fun challenge sketch! I'll definitely use this one again! Hugs. Pat Frank

Cathy said...

Fabulous card erika, love the colours and that layered star. Fab image too, and a great sketch.
Cathy xx

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