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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Little Maggie. Sugarbowl Challenge.

Good Morning Bloggers. I just had a look at my quitting smoking counter and I can't believe that I HAVEN'T smoked 308 cigarettes, oh my goodness, I didn't realise I smoked so much. The savings is good too but to be honest I've been spending it quicker than I have been saving it lol, but I have a nice collection of distress inks now, 10 in total and will be buying two more at the weekend. Its starting to get a bit easier being off them, I'm not thinking about them as much as I was, the evening's are still the hardest but I've been able to make a lot of cards to keep me busy. This is a little card I made last night for the Sugar Bowl Challenge, the requirement was 3 designer papers and 3 embellishments, I seem to have put my watermark over the design papers so I'm not sure if you can make it out but they are there, the papers were a gift so I'm not sure of their make, I have added a gem, flower and ribbon for the embellishments and I have coloured my sugar nellie image 'Maggie with Dotty Scarf' using.......................of course............my distress inks lol. I still need a good bit of practise with them but I'm starting to get the result I want, I'm still not very good at the shading, I never was good at art but I'm getting a bit of help with my daughter Rebecca, who is very good at art, don't know where she got her talent from lol. Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday. x


Chris said...

An absolutely beautiful card Donna! Your distress ink painting is fabulous, I think your shading is perfect, no practice necessary in my eyes. Love your layout, papers and that gorgeous flower too. Brilliant on the 'no smoking', you've done so well Donna, and it's great that you can spend the money on crafty goodies. Chris x

Paula said...

What a stunning card Donna wow. The paper's and image are fab. Congratulation's on the No Smoking hun your doing Great.
Paula xxxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh well done hun, I havn't had a ciggie but not sure if that is because I have had this rotten flu, I am going to have to get that counter, sorry I havn,t been in touch just felt so rotten, have had to get my Cards for Dt etc done but have not felt very sociable. I am just so pleased for you and if you have spent more than you have saved so what!!! you deserve it its so hard to give up.
Big Hugs
Jacqui x

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Donna!! ANd a great big congrats to you on the smoking thing!!! :)

Sally said...

Your card is gorgeous and your painting is perfect. Love the color combo.

nessy said...

amazing card ~such a cute image ~beautifuuly coloured donna.
gosh how much money you have now to spend on craft stuff!! fantastic!! congrats on giving up!
vanessa xx

Nicola said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love those papers and your fab colouring,
Wow you are doing great quitting the ciggies, I have tried but never succeeded, mind you they are dirt cheap here so perhaps this doesn´t help either. -x-

Happy Crafter said...

Beautiful card Donna love that image and colours you've used :)
Val xxx

Gayle said...

Hi Donna
What a delicious creation!
Well done on the non smoking too!
Thanks so much for joining the second challenge from The Sugar Bowl!
You really are too sweet!
Sugar Mama x

Bev said...

Donna this is just fantastic! Brilliant colouring - love the light and shade contrast.
Well done on the ciggies, keep it up. Ipacked in 20 years ago and it honestly was the best thing I ever did.

hugs Bevx

Heather said...

fab colouring hun, no need to stress about it! :) and super congrats on your non smoking. I had a feeling your ciggie money would go on craft stash hehe, but hey its an investment!

tiggertastic said...

such a lovely card, the image is excellent with the papers

Sarah x

Maria Matter said...

Ah, Maggie looks great distressed! hehe You're doing great for just starting with these inks! The papers are lovely too Donna! A beautiful card!!!
And a WooHoo for 2weeks+ Way to go!!!
Blessings, Maria

Lilian said...

Lovely lovely coloring and great work on the card Donna! Keep up the good work on the *non smoking* lifestyle. :) Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Kath said...

fabulous card Donna and love your colour work with your distress inks...my favourite and hey well done.....keep up the No Smoking.

craft mad Jenny said...

gorgeous colours, great card,


Annie said...

what an adorable card and love how you coloured in cute Maggie. I'm still at the playing stage with the Distress Inks too! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment. hugs, annie x

Donna said...

This is such a sweet card Donna, I love Maggie and you have just reminded me I haven't used my stamps for a while :( you have coloured Maggie beautifully :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

Great card Donna and beautifully coloured!

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Jaime said...

That is adorable. Way to go with the no smoking, keep it up, just think of all the stash you can get with the saved mooolaa. Hugs,Jaime

Karen Lee said...

This is such a lovely card. Love that image!! And a big hug to you for tossing those cig's!!