Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Competition - WOW!

Have you seen the fantabulous Simply Sassy Competition that Karen is running over on the Sugar Nellie blog? If you haven't then you need to get over there pretty sharp-ish! Up for grabs is a brand spanking new Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine - which IMHO would look Simply Sassy-licious under my tree this year :)

There are gonna be loads of entries because that isn't the only prize - but you'll have to pop over to the Sugar Nellie blog to see what else is up for grabs. But you have to be in it to win it.

Now as you know, I'm not very au fait with White on White which is the challenge for Round 1 of the competition, but I've spent a lot of time with this even if it does look very simple.

Image: Pillow Talk from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers, and accented with glamour dust
Card is all snowflake core'dinations cardstock. I used me new Tim Holtz design ruler to pierce all the holes and then handstitched the quilting effect (mental note to self - don't do that again, just get out the sewing machine!)
The mat for the image was made using the new Stampin' Up punches that I got from Anne and the flower was made using a Marianne D creatables die and some narrow white satin ribbon (and more glamour dust)

 I wanted to do something a little different with her eyes (it's such a novelty to be able to colour the irises of these stamps) and went with a kind of hazel-ish colour using Walnut, Cinnamon and Olive.

If you don't have any of these Simply Sassy stamps then you can get them over on Funkykits where you'll find all 3 releases - the latest release includes boys and they are fab. 
Now that I've got the kids installed in front of the wii, I can get on with wrapping and hiding pressies. I've managed to do most of my xmas shopping online again this year and despite the amount of snow we have here the various couriers and my trusty postie have managed to deliver everything in a timely manner - so am very impressed. 
I've also decided that I'm not going to get bent out of shape about making all my xmas cards this year - I'm not making any more this year so will have to go out and buy some for the shortfall. 

Stay safe and warm


Suzi said...

Wow! Wow! and a Wowzer!!! this is utterly gorgeous, I love the stitching and your colouring is utterly amazing. A beautiful card.
Suzi x

Marie said...

stunning card Debbi! Good luck! The stitching and the colouring looks fab! I did see the eye right away. It's just great!

Wrightboysmum said...

I really like the white on white effect. Good luck it looks like a fab prize.

Fiona said...

wow Debbi this is fantastic...really brilliant...good luck!!


Suze Bain said...

What an absolutely stunning card. Good luck.

nnalorac said...

Absolutely stunning Debz, handstitching! you mad!! beautifully down I must add. Good luck with the competition. One I winna be entering cause I hinna got the stamps. Carolxx

jenny said...

Beautiful card Debbi :) I LOVE the handstitching!! and the ribbon detail on the flower.
Your colouring is amazing as always x

Jenny xx

craftyb said...

Hi Debz, this is so gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing (which is exactly what Karen wanted to see) - her hair and her eyes are all the glitter too! I also loved the stitched background - so all in all a FAB creation Debz - I'd say you were on to a winner with this one!! bx

PS Good for you on the ciggies - has it freed up a lil extra cash for some rubber?! lol

Dena said...

Talk about a WOW card! This is just gorgeous!!!! LOVE the way you stitched the quilting and the flower is AMAZING!!!! What a really great card!
Hugs, Dena

Elaine said...

Absolutely stunning Debbi!
I love everything about your card and I think you've really nailed this challenge.
Good luck with the competition.

Love Elaine xx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous babes, love your colours on her and the white looks fab, flower is amazing, i found this so hard to do, big hugs pops x x x

Shazza said...

this is stunning, beautifully coloured. Good luck x

Julye said...

Love all the sparkle, am sure with all your colouring talent you will be in the winners circle, good luck.

kath said...

wow another stunner the stitching which must have taken need to get out more girl..ha ha...big hugs kath xxx

SusieLou said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I LOVE how you've coloured her hair - looks like a hair ad, and her hazel eyes are amazing! And the layout is lovely. Good luck with the competition! Susie x

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card!! WOW...would you look at that stitching and OMGosh...that flower! Fabby coloring and I'm sure you'll do awesome in the competition!! :)

Fiona said...

Debbi...well done on making it to round 2!!


Heather said...

You made it to round 2.. CONGRATS!!! Beautiful card!!

SusieLou said...

Congratulations on getting through to the next round of the Simply Sassy comp - so well deserved! Good luck for the next round. susie x

Autumn said...

Congrats to you as well! Good luck with the next round!

kath said...

woo.hooo well done on getting through to Round definitely have the Sugar Nellie X Factor...go girl...hugs kath xxx

Marie said...

Congrats to making it to round two sweetie!

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