Sugar Addicts Showcase Sunday.

Good Morning Sugar Lovers.
I've got a very special Sugar Addict to shine the spotlight on very own Sugar Mama Gayle!!
A little background information in her own words?
No, I asked Gayle if she was sending me something and she said 'Nah, you write it', so here goes Gayle!

Gayle lives in Carcassonne - in France - in her head but in reality lives in Scotland. She's married to the lovely Robert and has two of the most beautiful little girls you ever did see, Ava and Maya. You should never reveal a ladies age but this will be the last year Gayle can be classed as a thirty-something!
Gayle has multiple addictions...Sugar Nellie's, gingham and umbrellas to name a few, oh and cherries!
She hoards pretty papers, prefers DI's to Copics, bathes in Philosophy products, bakes cupcakes and muffins, drinks Glayva, likes dogs but not cats, is a Gleek, loves her family and friends and is an all round sweet gal.
And of course Gayle is my Sugar Mama and runs the Sugar Bowl blog.
( On a personal note, she is also as mad as a hatter (totally bonkers) makes me howl with laughter..and I love her to bits)
OK..enough mushy stuff, on with some cards...

This beautiful and colourful Christmas card is made with a stamp from the latest release called Festive Friends, fabulously coloured with DI's.
As always, I picked some more cards off Gayle's blog to show you..that wasn't at all hard since they're almost ALL Sugar Nellie's on there!

I love this card. I love the image Furry friends and my favourite colour is blue so this cool, crisp Christmas card ticks all the boxes for me.

Aaaahhhhh Fashionista..still my mostest favouritest Sassiest stamp ever! These papers are so pretty, the colouring perfect and I love the grunge stamp around the image, which was a bit of a shocker to me as Gayle does NOT do grunge!

I had to show this card using Winking Student. The red is so striking against all the white and of course there's a bit of gingham thrown in for good measure. What is it with the Scots and gingham? Tartan I can understand but they all seem to have a gingham fetish too?

Bad Hare Day is another of my favourite stamps, I could just pinch her chubby cheeks! And I do believe my eyes can see some more gingham!
Last but not least is...

This gorgeous card uses the Gorgeous Girl stamp Foxy. Gayle followed a sketch by Tiets for this one and Tiets sketches are always detailed but make for the most beautiful cards. I love these rich, Autumnal colours.

Big squidgy hugs to Gayle for letting me showcase her cards here today, not that I actually gave her a choice in the matter! Please pop on over to her blog and leave her some of your inky love.

Now, before I leave you all in peace to enjoy your Sunday, I know some VERY exciting news! There's some changes been going on around here and.......

Nope... it's not my news so please pop back tomorrow when the organ grinder (and not the monkey me) will reveal all!

Thanks for looking
Love Elaine xxx


~ Ali Watson ~ said...

.....and she is "THE" kindest, biggest heart, always thinks of others(even when she needs hugs herself) friend anyone could have...OH yeah and she is SCARY!!! Ha ha ha ha only kidding Sugar Mama... you know I LUVS ya!!

but she is still not getting My Andy or Her Andy as she calls him.

Gayle's work is always inspirational and her colouring is fab!!!

Huge congrats Gayle on being showcased...we all luvs ya

Ali x

Maria Therese said...

Really nice getting to know Gayle some more ♥♥

Shazza said...

I follow Gayle's blog and always adore her cards, love the little story you wrote about her lol

Cazzy said...

Gorgeous cards, such a talented lady!

Cazzy x

Erika said...

Can't wait to hear what the organ grinder has to say! Congratulations Gayle on your showcase cards, "all fabulous dwarling as are you!" And there isn't anything wrong with being fabulous and mad as a hatter!!
Big squashy hugs to you and Elaine, Erika. x

Jane said...

What a lovely introduction!
Beautiful cards too! x

Janette said...

Oh such yummy cards Elaine, brilliant work Gayle......

Now then Elaine, how could you do that to us we really have to wait for tomorrow......what time tomorrow, you didn't mention

Pat said...

I love my little Sugar Mama Gayle!! She's such a sweetheart...and is such fun! I wish we lived closer..we could have some tea (or wine LOL) together! Thanks so much for showcasing her this week! Great little "bio", Elaine! You are such a talented little "monkey"! Can't wait to hear the big news tomorrow. Hugs...Pat Frank

ChickieChirps said...

Gayle's work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


Susie said...

Oh Elaine, you are a tease, aren't you? I MUST remember to MAKE time to check it out tomorrow!

Loving Gayle's cards - the images are cute (obviously!), the colouring fab and the layouts and colours beautiful!

Susie x


These cards are just beautiful!

Fiona said...

gorgeous cards to showcase Elaine...great taste yet again...and I am intrigued to what is happening with the it going to be a 10 card challenge each time??


Paula (PEP) said...

I had to chuckle quietly as St R was asleep (0330 Mon am!! - so not long to wait for the news) but I was almost howling with laughter over your bio. Now you & she make quite a duo with DI if I might say! it's always a treat when Gayle pops up in my Reader & i have to agree I love that autumnal Foxy.
Thanks for a treat.
Paula (PEP)

Gretchen said...

Such lovely cards and a wonderful spotlight. Congrats.

Karen said...

Okay I'm howling with laughter and I'm betting Gayle is (half) wishing she'd written it herself.. (only kidding.) Smiles.
Great cards and a lovely write up hun! HUGE congrats Gayle honey!! Whoop Whoop!!xx

kath said...

never a truer word has been spoken...Gayle is just the sweetest and definitely one of life's lovely nutters...big hugs from your Momma kath xxx

Kim. said...

Wow love the cards. I don't know of Gayle only what I have seen on the sugar bowl challenge blog but from what you and the other ladies have all said here she sounds like a really wonderful creative person who anyone would love to meet.
Kim xXx

Casper said...

Oh what a lovley write up Elaine!

I like the way Gayle thinks in my head I live in Miami and the rest is too scary to reveal hee hee!

Fab cards and designs from Gayle they are all amazing and The Gingham is an amazing touch to the LO!

Congrats Gayle on being SHOWCASED!

Take care
Big Hugs

Mau xx said...

sorry I missed your showcase Gayle, been on nollydays :)) Gorgeous Creations xx
Brilliant cards you chose Elaine, love them all, especially the lovely Autumn one, has to be my favourite xx

Cliona Larkin said...

I have to say that is the most awesome writeup about a designer that I have ever read. Gayle sounds fantastic and her projects are beautiful.