Fantastic prize

As always the SUGAR BOWL has one if not the best prizes for a challenge blog in blog land. A set of the new nestabillities and your choice of any 6 Sugar Nellie stamps. The winner is a random number and you have two weeks to join in and complete this sketch, the sketch has been provided by Marlene who is currently cold in France , lets hope all that wine helps keep her warm LOL

It's a simple enough sketch with the theme of boys, I know I know, you like pretty things, girly pinks, lots of flowers and bling, but the point of a challenge is to make you try something outside your box. There are boys/men out there, at a wild guess I would say 50% of the population are male! Some one soon in you family needs you to make them a card so combine the two and get your mojo working.

Welcome also to the new sweeties who have started there time on the bowl with this challenge. Good to see the team growing and such amazing talent all in one place, all the samples are inspiring and "cool" you cant call a masculine card beautiful can you?


I am so glad that the girls remember to watermark their pictures, you would not believe the amount of picture I have on file and to have them watermarked is essential,
PLEASE remember to watermark everything that appear on your blog, especially if its something that can be printed off , especially a stamp image from any company, it is a small thing but it annoys me greatly that some crafters will just print it for free or even print it and sell it! YES I know you will be shocked at that but believe me you would get your eyes opened wide if I were to tell you about the "dark side" of crafting.
But we are all about rainbows and sweet things so lets not go there.

Speaking of sweet things here is another one of the soon to be released Country Cousins. So what do you thing this girl is up to, she's got her walking boots on, a trek in the woods, some orienteering with a map as a back ground, heading off in a new direction, with a compass as an embellishment. Off to camp for the summer or a school trip, these are all the things I have to think about when I choose a design, is it usable, how many uses does it have, will it offer variety and there for good value for  money, one stamp many uses, that's the choices I have to make on a daily basis. Hopefully I get it right more time than I get it wrong LOL

Thank you to the girls who take time to leave me a comment, its good to know I am not speaking to myself most of the time! Also thanks to the regulars who have offered to help me out with the bounty of new designs on my table, your offer is very generous and yes I would like to take some of you up on that, be in touch soon.
take care and stay warm


FionaJ said...

KAren, these are fabby, am having a day with the latest stamps the sassy girls, they are fab, hoping at add this one am currently playing later today to my blog, keep up all the hard work you know we appreciate it, as usual you know where I am and just shout in my direction am more than happy to help out with any thing, well apart from the housework I think i'll leave that for someone else xxx

Pops x said...

I sure am going to be skint and in so much trouble, but i love her too, another one for my wish list, hugs Pops x x x

~ Ali ~ said...

Aw she is fab I know why she has her boots on she is just about to climb to the top of your mountain of paper work lol sorry couldn't resist it he he. If i can help with anything you've got my email. Have a super day. Hugs Ali x

Crafty Chris said...

She does look very grown up now and they are fantastic, will def be ordering these when they come out.
Chris x

Carol said...

Oooo Karen, you really do have a fabby team! Their cards are always gorgeous! Loving the new stamps too. Don't forget I'm still offering to assist hehe! Lotsa luv xxxx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous stamp! I so love the country cousins! And thanks for the welcome to the bowl :) It's sweet to be among all those talented team members

Jane said...

This one is lovely...reminds me of my oldest when she went off to Brownie Camp in the summer!

Pat said...

Hey Karen...another darling stamp...YAYYYYYYY!! I sooo cannot wait to see the entire new collection!! Am also patiently...ok, not so patiently...awaiting my Simply Sassy girls...oh my!! Just keep those goodies coming, girlfriend. I LOVE them all! Pat Frank

Paula said...

I'm badly in need of help how to watermark on the MAC so have that as priority for the next training session at Apple but it's going to be a while until I an get into Cardiff for another appointment. In the meantime I'm beginning to feel exposed.
Copyright is so important & I know of some very shady things too in the book world.
Paula (PEP)
I love reading your posts - makes a difference to my day actually!

SusieLou said...

Aaaah, she's beautiful! She'd suit my daughter perfectly....Looking forward to the new releases! Susie x

Andie's Space said...

I think this image would also be great for our American friends(& other countries), where school uniform is not widely worn. It would be nice if she had a friend to talk to. Love the image, she's beautiful. I often wonder who draws these stunning characters & why they never get a name check like the other designers. They must be 'The Stig' of the crafting world. But even he revealed his identity eventually!
Andie xx

kaos said...

Can't wait to play with the new sketch and the DT really outdid themselves - gorgeous cards!

And the new image is just adorable!

Rufus said...

Oh yes, I'd say that you def. get it right way more often than not. Love the new image! Will be looking forward to the new releases. And, no, even if I don't comment often, you aren't talking to yourself!

Shazza said...

gorgeous cards and a fab new image Karen. Will be doing my SUgar Bowl card this weekend I hop and yes, you do give one of the best prizes around!!

Thistleblue said...

Love the samples from the new DT, they're stunning! and very cute new stamp! I've just recently sorted myself out with a watermark and found a fab tutorial to follow for all the different pic editing software which is fab! I'd definitely help out with any stamps you're needing to show off...
have a fab weekend!

Julie said...

Another beautiful stamp! Am enjoying the previews.
Was so looking forward to using one of my new Sassy girl stamps for the latest challenge, then find that it's to make a boy's card. Will have to dig out one of my SN boys, they don't get used as much as they should really. As you said we should make more male cards.
I know I'm quite new to your blog, but if you need any help I'm always available.
Julie W x

Cheribella said...

Can't believe I just get my Sassy girls...and have to make a boy card LOL!
Love all of your new stamps, your choices must be very difficult but you do it very well :-) I have plenty of room here to take some of that mountain off your hands if you like ~smile~
The DT work is great as always. You don't write for nothing. I visit here most days but don't always leave a comment. However this is my fave blog to check out. My goal is to participate in every one of your challenges. I have never wanted to be part of any DT but I think I would like to someday be part of yours. Lots of work ahead of me....!
Anyhoo, keep up the good work here and I will try to keep up with my new commitment to participate in all of your challenges.
Cheri H

Sheila said...

Loving the lokk of this new design - love the hiker - makes me wish it was hiking weather down here in London but alas no it is too cold for me at the mo. Looking forward to seeing more of these fab designs when I next come to your fabby shoppie!! Not long now.....whoopeeeee 2nd week in Nov! Sheila:)X

Jennifer said...

Hi Karen.
Just had to stop by to assure you that you're not certainly not talking to yourself. I've been hooked on Sugar Nellie stamps almost since the beginning when I saw Lola & Simon featured in a mag.
Your posts have been delivered straight to my email inbox for about 18 months now. Infact, yours was the very first blog I ever followed, way before I found the courage to start a blog of my own!
I am really, really looking forward to all the new designs. I am particularly looking forward to new Leanne Ellis designs....can't wait!
If you are after volunteers to help out, I have my hand up (and the other behind my back with fingers crossed lol!)
xx Jenny xx

Mary Lou said...

Hi Miss Karen~~Just droppin in to let you know that your are THE GREATEST!!!!!!!!
Without a doubt you brighten my day!!
I am not able to visit everyday but when I do--WOW I just don't want to leave :)
You are truly appreciated and generous beyond my wildest dreams :D
Keep it up

Debsg said...

More stamps on my wish list. Always need a sugar fix.