Thursday, 30 May 2013

My first Sugar Nellie DT card!! Excited or what???????

Hi Girls...

Well here I am again today with my second post... but this time with my very first Sugar Nellie Design Team card...  Yes.... I was finally chosen to be a Sugar Bowl Sweetie and obviously am thrilled to bits - as it's a team that I've wanted to be on for such a long time!

Unfortunately though, I did have to do this card in a bit of a rush having just got back from my hols before the deadline... so hope you'll put up with one that's not my best!  This is one of the first Sugar Nellie images I ever bought - she's called Strike a Pose (think it may be out of stock just now)...  so thought it was apt to use.  And does anyone else remember those white PVC boots from the late 1960's/early 1970's?  The were very a la Mary Quant...  so I used a bit of glossy accents on them to make them PVC ish!!  They used to have elasticated tops.... and my legs were so thin then that they used to wobble around even in the elastic!  Hmmm wonder what happened to those days... 

I used some Pion paper (not sure of the name).. some lace from The Hobby House...  some seam binding from my local haberdashery shop (that bow just WOULDN'T sit right)...  and then lots of Frantage around the image... (gotta love that stuff!)

Why don't you pop over to the Sugar Nellie Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous cards my lovely teamies have come up with...  they are truly inspirational!!

This week has been absolutely manic for me so I've not been able to get around to commenting properly..  but please bear with me... I'll be back in full swing soon.  Apologies anyway.  It could also have something to do with the 5 lbs I gained when I ate far too much in Kefalonia...  my fingers are now too fat to type quickly!! LOL!!  I'll share some pics soon.... we had a wonderful time after a bit of an issue getting away in the first place!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x


  1. Wow, Christine, congratulations!
    You deserve it, your cards are special,
    Chris x

  2. Congrats on your new DT post Christine well deserved.. you have done this image justice with your super colouring..ah yes I do remember the clinging pvc boots & yes I wore them too..I never had hair as lovely as this tho..great work love it.

    smiles Christine the other one x

  3. Welcome back Christine! well done on the DT placement and lovely first card too,great image... she is such a cutie.Yes I remember those white PVC boots, I had a pair and a matching long white PVC trenchcoat too lol. You will soon lose the weight I am sure, so don't worry. :)hugs Viv xx

  4. Huge congrats on your new DT post Christine and your card is beautiful - love the Frantage.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Debs xx

  5. gorgeous.
    congratulations on your DT post Christine. a well deserved post x

  6. Fabulous card, who says it's not your best? :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Fabulous hun...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. Congrats on your new DT position hunnie well deserved and yes I remember those boots - I had a black pair lol
    Hugs Laurie xx

  9. Congrats on your new DT Christine, well deserved.
    Gorgeous card, that image looks fab.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  10. oh massive congratulations hun,your cards are simply stunning,and the detail is just amazing really well deserved hunny hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxx

  11. Hi Christine. I have only just found your blog via Sugar Nellie and you are amazing I love your cards.

    I particularly love this image and the way you have done the edges of the images, casn you tell me/point me in the direction of how you did it?

    Thanks, Sue

  12. What a LOVELY card and you surely colored her hair so beautifully. Awesome highlights.

  13. So beautiful, Christine - what a great first card for them! Your colouring is outstanding as usual too!

  14. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

  15. Beautiful card Christine, Love the boots :) of course I don't remember them at all. ha-ha
    Congratulations on your DT position xxx Have fun
    Hugs Mau xx

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  17. Congratulations Christine! So well deserved! Your card is beautiful! You brought the sweet and sassy girl to life!

  18. so stunning.fabulous sassy image and design and I love your pretty colours :D
    Massive congrats on your new DT :D

    xx coops xx

  19. Congrats on your new DT position Christine! I love the super glam feel to your card with that fab image and all the frantage - really must get myself some of that...
    Kat x

  20. Congratulations on you new DT!!!
    Your first card for the Sugar Bowl is fabulous..what do you mean, not your best? It's beautiful.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  21. Love your gorgeous, adorable card and what a fab colour.

  22. Hello Christine and gorgeous card I love the image you have chose and the frantage looks brilliant.
    Hugs Louise xx

  23. hahaha, fat fingers indeed. LOL Love your card Christine. She's a darling.

  24. Fantastic card my dearest friend^_^
    I like the image ^_^
    All gorgeous^_^

  25. Huge congrats on your new DT Christine! Lovely card, one of my favourite SN stamps and the frantage looks fabulous :o)

    Thanks for letting me know about In The Pink - I was going to enter, but thought I might have too many other colours on my card... will link up now I have your 'permission' lol. Hugs, Lisa x

  26. and simply stunning too great debut
    Hugs Kate xx

  27. Hi Christine, oh wow fabulous card and fabulous DT spot as well (I'm not green with envy here at all, nope not, really not - I wonder if I say that often enough I'll believe it???).

    Love the sparkly stuff, am seeing that all over blogland but it's obviously passed me by as I'm not sure just what it is.

    Love your colouring and your card does not look rushed at all.


    PS - Sounds like you had a great holiday as well, still not green about that either!!!)


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