Friday, 19 June 2009

sugar nellie blog hop

At last its Friday!! and the weekend starts here, and today is the day that Sugar Nellies new Diane Duda stamps are released and to celebrate there will be a blog hop, so i hope you've got your trainers on ready to hop till you drop !!! if you are joining in the hop you should have arrived here from scrappyjans blog if not then you'll need to go back to Sugar Nellie to make sure you haven't missed anything

I am thrilled to bits to have been selected to take part in this (my first) blog hop , the image, i was so kindly sent is called 'curtsy' and is totally different to any image i own and it inspired me to try something new, so i decided to make an acetate card and having tried a few colour combos i settled on a monchrome look and i think it suits her quite well, at one point she even had a blue rinse!!! but i didn't quite fancy the mrs Slocombe look lol



The acetate i've had for years and the black plain card is from the papermill, the image is coloured with my promarkers and the edges are inked with black soot distress ink, then cut with the oval and scalloped oval nesties. The scalloped oval and some of the flowers are sprayed with silver cosmic shimmer mist, the flowers are cut with the retro flower and x-cut punches the leaves are a woodware punch and the roses are from wildorchidcrafts. The brads are papermania, the spacers from ebay and the dragonfly, pin and ribbon are from my stash .

Dont forget the Diane Duda stamps are on sale over at funky kits today and if you're a sugar addict like me then get yours quick before they sell out , but dont worry its guilt free sugar shopping cos we've burnt off those calories doing all that hopping!!!lol

Who needs chocolate eh !!!
now its time for you to hop on over to Norway for another sugar fix and say hello to Kerrtu .

Thanks for hopping in

Hugs


87 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Helen this is stunning!
Just love your gorgeous image and your design and detail is exquisite!
hugs
kim x

Littlebear said...

This is beautiful Helen.It's perfect on acetate and your embellishments are stunning. I'm going to have fun today visiting all the blogs on the hop.
Clare x

rosalien said...

Wauw, this one looks great. I don't know the word in englisch but we in holland would call it "sjiek". Lucky one to recieve this card.:))

Rosalien

joey said...

Good Morning Hunny

love this stamp how cute is she! gorgeous colours you have used with her, the flowers look beautiful

Joey.xxx

stampingheaven said...

Super creation, love the monochrome.

scrappyjan said...

Wow Helen.....Love this!! Stunning! janny

Kerttu said...

Such a beautiful card:)
Have a nice weekend!!!

Crafting Andy said...

wow, love it. It's so different. Loving all thes stamps.
Andrea.xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card Helen, really striking colour scheme, Judith x

Pascale said...

Hello hun what a gorgeous card. So elegant and the perfect choice of monchrome for this image. I love the acetate and your flowers are amazing. Well done hun, hugs Pascale

jenny said...

Wow Helen! I love this :0) The stamp looks great in monochrome and I love how you used acetate. Stunning x

Jenny xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Helen,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Juls said...

Hi Helen,

Love this card. I would have never come up with such a striking look!! I just love it!

Naoual said...

WOW! I love this card the monochrome look you gave it is truly stunning! Great job!!

xx Naoual

Renata van Miltenburg said...

It's so funny to see the different style of all the girls. The same stamps but such different cards, love it!

Love your ton-sur-ton card in sliver/grey. Especially the accents like the flowers and the dragonfly!

Sunny regards, Renata

cats whiskers said...

Wow Helen this is stunning what a terrific colour scheme so unusual but really stunning well doen hun
Hugs Jacqui x

kuya said...

Very different from everyone else so far, but really stunning and very, very, very elegant. Great job!

Artyjen said...

Super card Helen....thanks for sharing the inspiration.....I've already ordered the upside down one ;) before I continue on the blog hop!.....I need that stamp :) LOL
xoxo

NormaJean said...

Hi I love your card it so pretty
hugs normajean

Karita said...

Beautiful card Helen!
Love the colour combo and the embellishments.

Hugs,
Karita

ros said...

this is so lovely. the black and white is gorgeous and really suits this beautiful image

Anjou Krelovich said...

Lovely and elegant! Those flowers are just stunning!

Charlene said...

So different to the others and beautiful, well done. x

Lilian said...

Love your monotone acetate card! Your coloring with the markers is just stunning! Great flowers too!

Summer Loving Gal said...

I love what you've done with your stamp and card. :-)

Jane said...

This looks fabulous! love all the black it is so beautiful! x

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Helen this is stunning in the monocrome and acetate, love all the pretty embellishments, great Blog hop, HuGs Kim :)

mar1ene said...

Wow Helen.. this is striking in Black/white.. love it to bits :)
Hugs, Marlene x

having a {me} day said...

Gorgeous card! Love the monchrome and your flower detail. katxx

Kr├╝mel said...

Love the black and white coloring! This images seems to be perfect for this because it has some vintage look to me. Great job on the card!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Sue said...

Beautiful and simply stunning! I love how you used monochromatic colors on your card.

Scrap2day said...

Wow, I never would have thought of colorng it grey! Awesome job!
Love the new stamps!

weewiccababe said...

what a bonny job you've made of her Helen - yay you!
she really is bonny in monochrome
have a great day
Debbi
xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous creation Helen, I love all the detail.

Liza x

Jill said...

wow Helen this is stunning and I love the blacks/soft grey tones in this, those flowers are stunning, well done it's a truely fab card hugs Jill xx

Scrapbookdoll said...

very nice card
marie-anne

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Helen, you made me laugh with the Mrs. Slocmobe bit!!! tee hee!
Beautiful work of art!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Kim Dellow said...

LOL - blue rinse! Love the monochrome without the Mrs Slocombe! Wonderful make. Kim

craftyb said...

Fabulous creation Helen....love this image! bx

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful, love the colors!

Susan said...

Such a lovely card Helen, love the colours you have used.
Keep well
SuzyX

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card Helen!!! Love the colour scheme you've used and the flowers look great! Claire x

katy said...

Beautiful work Helen, such pretty details ! Katy x

brenda said...

Stunning Helen and lucky you to have a trail run of one of the new images.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card, love the colour. Hugs Julie x

april_sp1 said...

I love that you have created a black and white card for us to enjoy. I love all of the accents, it is a great card. :)

Teri said...

Just lovely ...... Teri xx

V said...

Oh how elegant! I love monochrome black/grey cards. The images always look like old photographs.

JPScraps said...

I never would have thought black would make such a beautiful card!

Justliketink said...

Love the acetate idea!!! Seeing all these great projects are not helping me to be patient to get these stamps!

Kate T said...

fabulous, colour scheme, glaze all makes a wonderful creation

Lesley said...

She is fabulous done in "grayscale". It just makes that adorable little face pop even more! TFS.

Kimmi said...

Hi Helen.
What a stunning creation you've come up with. I've seen this young lady in brights and pastels, and this outfit you've given her is just lovely. I really love the flower arrangement and the dragonfly you've added. The acetate is a lovely back ground to work with and really sets your card out well.

Enjoy your weekend
Kimmi

Jenni said...

Do love the slightly more gothic effect on this card. It's gorgeous.
Jenni x

Penni said...

Love the colours you've chosen - she really looks fab.

Hugs
Penni
X

angeljakki said...

Such a lovely grey scale card x

Zoe xx said...

I love this simplicity of this monochrome card!! She colours beautifully in those shades!! Fabulous!!
Zoe x x

Julia said...

Really stunning! Love you`re details!!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Fantastic card. Great way to make this card.

Tracey said...

Beautiful card, the image looks gorgeous in monotone :o)

x

Anne said...

Wow she looks great, no sign of Mrs Slocombe and her pussy LOL

Kirsten said...

Helen this is stunning love the monochrome look and the flowers and dragonfly are wonderful hugs kirsten...x

thanks for stopping by rebeccas blog and your lovely comments really boosted her confidence...x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous helen, and you have done a fantastic job with the new stamp. Its lovely
Clairex

Donna said...

This is such a delightful little card Helen, fab colour combo :) Donna x

Sian said...

Stunning, beautiful, just love it! gorgeous flowers and dragonfly.

Sian
XX

Vicky said...

Love this acetate card you've made Helen and the monochrome colours with this cute image is just gorgeous!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Andrea said...

I love what you have done with your card - looks stunning! This is another gorgeous stamp.

martinescrafts said...

Oh wow, this is such a cute card, i adore the papers you have used and the adorable image is coloured beautifully


xx

Martine

Whimsical Creations said...

beautifully done!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Amazing job helen. Love the monochrome colour scheme. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Shelley said...

Elegant and stunning. What a great card! hugs Shelley

Pat said...

Beautiful card.

Pat xx

sugarnellie said...

Helen this is stunning, so classy I love it. Thank you for taking part, I hope you had fun too.

Karen

Denise said...

Very original Helen! This image is one of my faves!!!

Kat said...

Cute image. Monochrome always looks good doesn't it?

Natalie said...

Beautiful card Helen. x

Jacilynn said...

sooo sweet! love this

She said...

Stunning. I love the monochrome look. I played with this stamp and love her. xx

Donalda said...

This is just gorgeous dear what a beautiful job and big congrats on the blog hop dear Hugs

Tracy said...

I love this it is gorgeous!

Tracy said...

This is stunning, love it!

Michelle said...

LOve the monochromatic look, it's a firm favorite of mine. Michelle
xxxx

Suzanne said...

This is stunning as always, Helen. Really classy. I am really enjoying this hop.
Suzanne x

Valems said...

An amazing card! I love the image.
Vanja

Julie said...

Wow Helen! I love this monochrome card and the stamp looks great !The acetate is a fab use.

Big Hugs

Sam said...

Wonderful card, fantastic colouring.
Sam x

Tammi said...

Oh wow Helen, this is stunning!!! She looks fantastic in that color...gorgeous card! xx