Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge Week 22

I am really excited - the family are almost here. I am really looking forward to the next few days and although my blog visiting might be a bit erratic I promise to get round my regular blogs as often as I can and catch up. Please bear with me.
The Sugar Bowl challenge this week had a fabulous sketch and I was so looking forward to doing it but I am a bit disappointed with the outcome. It's not what I was trying to achieve - it has turned out a bit bland I feel.
I used Sugar Nellie's "Windswept" and coloured her with copic Ciaos shades of brown and tan. The papers are Nancy Watt's Summer collection and Rayher's Hobby Gmbh. I also used an unknown gold metallic paper that was a nightmare to cut. I tried a new cutting blade and scissors but still had difficulty. If anyone has tips on how to work these thin metallics I would love your advice. The flowers and other embellishments are from my stash.
Your comments will, as always, be appreciated and I hope you can find a minute to let me know what you think.
Hugs,
Fiona x

14 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona...I am so excited for you. Hope you all have lots of fun together. Did I hear a bit of crafty shopping planned for the end of the week? Have fun.xx Your card is beautiful. I love your image, she is coping very well with the blustery day! Love the papers you have chosen to go with her. Very pretty card. Take care. Gez.xx

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  2. Lovely card Fiona, love the image, and your colour combo is great. Louise x

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  3. Beautiful Colours,
    I love that image,
    Hope your having a great time with the family,
    and not tiring yourself to much,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  4. Fab card Fiona, love it, Enjoy having the family with you, I am sure you will, and yes I was at Newtongrange for the Wedding, never been in there before it was really nice, I am originally from Dundee, but we moved 7 years ago when Brian got a job in Mayfield......love Edinburgh...enjoy your next few days, speak soon. Hugs Avril xxxx

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  5. Bland?? How could it be bland with those lovely shimmery golds? It looks awesome girl!
    Have fun with the family, hope you don't overdo it. . .
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  6. I don't call this effect bland - it's subtle and very beautiful. You should be really pleased with it.
    Beryl xx

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  7. The metallic papers might have been a bit naughty, but they look fab on your card. Love the colours and beautiful colouring on your image.
    Have fun with the family.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. Hi Auntie Fiona
    Your cards are amazing! It was great to catch up with you and the family today! have a good rest of the week!
    Luv you loads
    Carol
    xxxxxxx

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  9. That's a lovely card! I know what you mean about thin metallic papers though. I tend to cut them with a guillotine.

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  10. wow just beautiful! Love the sparkle! so Glam!!

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  11. Love it love it love it! Just a gorgeous card, beautiful image, beautifully coloured. Dawn Marie.xx

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  12. Great card with lovely colouring and beautiful papers.
    Barbara
    xx

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  13. Well Fiona I don't think this is drab at all!!! WOW that gold paper really adds alot!! Love the flowers!! This image is adorable as well!! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch!
    :)kathy

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Hi, Thank you for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. They are all so helpful,
Hugs,
Fiona x