Saturday, 9 May 2009

The Sugar Bowl - #10

The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week is to use a great sketch by Marlene and also to include buttons on your project..........loved the sketch and loved colouring my Nellie stamp with flower........I've only got this stamp and my Gorjuss girl with the birdie so hope you don't get fed up of seeing them as I can't buy any more for a while!
Sugar Nellie with Flower
I found some more colouring pencils in a tin in the loft last week when I was sorting things for a car boot on Bank Holiday Monday...........I remember my mum bought me them for art when I was at secondary school (we had been told that we had to have a set of our own pencils).........I dropped art when we had to choose our exam subjects though...........I think there might have been a chance of being halfway o.k. if the teacher had actually taught us................all I remember is that those who were already fantastic at drawing seemed to be shown the most interest and the rest of us were left to wonder what was the point........or at least I did!......I sometimes think it might have been nice to learn more of the basics.

The pencils say Lakeland by Cumberland on them and I know my mum could not really afford them and drummed into me the need to not loose them or break them! The first time we had to do something with them in class everyone got out their pencils apart from one girl............who was a bit of the class trouble maker if she could get away with it type........................and I just knew at some point she would come and ask to borrow those precious pencils.........and she did.........even though I had butterflies in my stomach I was more concerned with what my mum had I told her that if my mum could afford to buy me a set of pencils even though my dad had died and we had no money I couldn't see why she could not get her own as well and I refused to lend them out! Talk about shaking on the inside! Tried not to let it show on the outside! LOL.............that was the last time I remember her ever bothering to try it on it was worth it.

Sorry about the life story! Do little insignificant objects bring back memories to you too?

Have an arty weekend.
I have another project on the go and would like to finish that one tomorrow so probably see you then.


  1. Aw super cute card!
    And in answer to your question.. yes all the time...its mad how something so simple can bring old memories flooding back!

  2. Ooo, gorgeous card with the fab image and papers!
    Thanks for playing in the sugar bowl :)
    Hugs, Marlene x

  3. Fabulous card! I love the papers and the cute image.

  4. Great card and LOVELY colouring! Lovely image and you managed to include the buttons. Fab!! Thanks for joining us in the Sugar Bowl,
    Judy xx
    Judy xx

  5. Hi Jen
    What a delicious creation!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our sketches at The Sugar Bowl.
    Sugar Mama x

  6. hi,
    your card is so pretty, i love the colours and the image!



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