Saturday, August 31, 2013

At last....

 Good morning sugar fans and here we have the launch of the next batch of Sugar sweetness...they are just Crimbo fantastic!!

As normal we are having a hop to celebrate the launch of the new stamps however the Sugar Bowl DT are joining in and sharing some of the current Christmas images which are still available whilst the Sugar Nellie team are sharing the new images which are available at

Funky Kits....

 Please remember to leave a comment on every blog if you want to be in with a chance of winning some yummy candy!!

So you should have arrived here from the lovely Wendy's blog, if you haven't then you need to pop back to the Sugar Nellie blog to the start of the hop.

For my card I have used Festive Friends which I have coloured with copics, I added glitter to the furry bits on Santa's hat, the papers are Fancy pants Hot Chocolate...which I just love.  I layered the papwers onto kraft card and I distressed each of the layers.  I punched a couple of snowflakes and glittered them up.  I threaded a piece of thick twine around one of the layers and fixed with huge button and then finished with some pearls.
Next you need to pop over to see Anita's blog beautiful card!!

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
ABC challenges - no flowers
Bunny Zoe - Bingo (button, sparkle, pearls)
Stamp & Create - glitter
Totally Gorjuss - texture


Friday, August 30, 2013

Surprise followers candy...

Hey all....hope you are well this Sunday!!

I have some surprise followers candy for you....all I can say is there's stamps, charms, ribbons and papers!!

So, some of you may know that today marks the 8th anniversary of the tragic death of our wee Rory, it only seems like yesterday that he was tragically taken from us by a human called a monster.  It still hard to understand why a human being can be so cruel and horrible to another human being but especially a child.

So what do you need to do...

  • be a follower of my blog....not just for the candy
  • post a photo on your sidebar
  • leave me a comment below.

Easy peasy....go, go, go!!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Good morning campers and my scheduled post...I almost forgot about it though!!

So today's challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin is "winter animals"....another easy peasy one so I had to have adorable is he??

So I have went for the quite CAS look for this one as I wanted to use my new dies from die-namics...the snowflake doily and the pierced circle...a perfect combination don't you think??  so I have used James from LOTV and coloured him with copics.  I only inked up the top section so he would fit in the circle, I also stamped an extra scarf and stuck it on top so that it hung below the circle...finished with lots of glitter!!

ABC  Christmas Challenge - q for quick
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Crafty Boots - christmas in August


Monday, August 26, 2013

Calling all Sugar fans...

Well folks, it's soooo exciting!! So what's happening this Bank holiday Monday...nothing... but look what's happening on Saturday....woo hoo!!

The next launch of Sugar the Christmas format...what more can a girl ask for!!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 107

So there's another new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl...yay!!

I can't believe it's 4 weeks since my last SB posting...gosh how the time flies in!!  The challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is another "anything goes"....create anything you like as long...


Please remember to use a Sugar Nellie stamp...rubber or digi to be eligible.

As always the prize for one lucky winner picked at random is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from FunkyKits...

...over 100 entries then that prize increases to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps...

For my card I have used papers from The Sweet Shoppe, the stamp is Hazel and Nutty from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics. The flower is a die-namics layered rose...I tinted the edges of each alternate layer just to give a bit more depth. I also added a ribbon and some pearls....

remember to check out my candy at the top of my blog!!

Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - flower power
Color Me Creative - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - dies cuts and punches


Lili's Little Fairies DT card...

Good morning folks and my scheduled post!!

The challenge today over at Lili's Little Fairies is "one for the boys"....  

This was my rush job card and I have to say as boys cards go I think I quite like it!

The papers are MME - Oxford Lane which I layered onto bazzill card, the image is of course from LOTV which I coloured with copics...I also did some shading with polychromos and I finished with some buttons.

hope you like!!

Oh by the way I have candy too...just see the post at the top of my blog!!


Saturday, August 10, 2013

I'm feeling krafty...

Good morning sweet stampers and another wonderful Saturday!!

Well this is the last weekend off before back at work on Monday....needs must I suppose!!

So today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin is "use kraft" easy one as we all love kraft!!

We are sponsored this week by the fabby Cuddly Buddly and we also have our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl who are both giving a £10 voucher to their stores.

So for my card i have used paper from Prima Marketing - Lifetime collection, now I bought these papers at the SECC in March and had a bit of an incident with them on the way home...yes my friend forgot she had a cup of tea and drove off and the tea went all over the papers...well got them all dried off and after they were cleaned up and dried I gave them a wee iron just to take the bumps out...finally I got around to using!! The flower has been hand cut from the same papers, the stamp is from Lili of the Valley and I love quick and easy!!

papers - Prima Marketing Lifetime Collection
stamp - LOTV
die - Magnolia fancy flourish
twine - stash


Thursday, August 08, 2013

Snow is Falling...

Good morning folks and another post from me!!

Well first I thought I would give you a wee update on my new iphone...I am now loving it!!  You were all right!!  I have everything in the one place..emails, messages, calls, blogger, music and it!!

The challenge today over at Lili's Little Fairies is "Christmas in August"...a nice easy one.  

So for my card I have used one of the new Christmas stamps from LOTV...I just love snowmen and when I saw this stamp I knew it was a must.  I have coloured the snowmen with copics and done some shading with polychromos.  The papers are Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate...which are nearly finished....:(  The snowflakes have been punched in the same papers, the tree has also been cut with paper from the same collection.  I layered the papers onto kraft card and added some stitching to each of the layers and the distressed the edges.  The tags are also from LOTV and have been attached with some twine.  I finished with some pearls, giant gems and glitter...lots of it!!

papers - Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate
stamp/tags - LOTV
pens - copics
pencils - polychromos
die - Distinctively Dee's Tree
punches - MS Arctic Snowflake and Himalayan Snowflake
rhinstone brads/pearls - the Hobby House
stickles - stash
glamour dust - stash
twine - stash

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
LOTV Ideas to Inspire - make it festive
Simon Says Stamp - triangles(christmas trees)
ABC Christmas challenge - p is for pearls
Deep ocean - Christmas in July
The Hobby House - Christmas
Totally gorjuss - anything goes with pearls
The ABC challenge - s is for stitching
Christmas Cards all Year round - fussy and fancy


Sunday, August 04, 2013

A Little bit of Fashionista...

Happy Sunday everybody!!

So for today's card I have gone with colours a wee bit different to the norm..hope you likey!!

I have used papers from MME - On the Sunny Side, these papers are so perfect for, butterflies and the orangey yellows, the stamp is Fashionista from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics, now I chopped her legs off as she was too big to fit in the circle, think it looks ok like that...and lets you see you can use parts of a stamp.  I coloured the ribbon aswell as the original colour was just a tad too light so inked it up with some distress ink, I also inked up the doily as it looked a bit bland.  The flowers are made using the die-namics layered rose die...added some pearl brads to the centres and also some pearls in the corners.

papers - MME On the Sunny Side
stamp - Fashionista Sugar Nellie
pens - copics
ribbon - the Ribbon Girl
pearls/brads - The Hobby House
die - die-namics layerd rose My Mum's Craft Shop

Bearly Mine - sketch
The Ribbon Girl - birthday
Totally gorjuss - anything goes with pearls


Saturday, August 03, 2013

A sprinkling of glitter...

Good morning Saturday bloggers....another blustery day here in sunny!!

So I am up bright and early this morning as I want to get on with some card making...lots to make!!  I also need to play with my new I really wasn't liking it yesterday when it arrived however by the time I went to bed last night I was getting used to it and I was feeling a bit happier with it.  I have now got some music on it too so even better...just need to practice with the alarm....that's why I am up early!!

Anyway...for my card this morning I have used papers from The Sweet Shoppe (which I love), the perfect colour of papers for me..I layered each of them onto bazzill card, distressed the edges and then also stitched each of them.  The stamp is Tilly from Saturated Canary which I coloured with copics...also added glitter to her wings and clothing.  the flowers are die-namics flower trio die and I added some pearls to the centres and also added pearls to the corners of each of the layers.

papers - The Sweet Shoppe
stamp - Tilly Saturated Canary
pearls - The Hobby House
glitter - stash
die - die-namics flower trio

Papertake Weekly - sketch #81
Saturated Canary - set your creativity free
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - lots of layers
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
ABC Challenge - M for micro (teeny weeny pearls)
Polka Doodles - birthday girl
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Divas by Design - favourite colour combo
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes with pearls