Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Poinsettia Girl

Good morning, and my scheduled Wednesday post over on the Sugar Nellie blog.

For today's card I have used this fabby image called "Poinsettia Girl" from Leanne Ellis at Sugar Nellie.

 I coloured this little cutie with spectrum noirs, the dies are brand spanking new which I bought at the SECC at the weekend.  They are 2 separate dies...a Memory Box corner poinsettia and the other is from Poppy actually took me a bit of time to build the flowers up.  I used both red and black card to cut out...I layered them up and then started chopping away the tiny red flowers to stick on the black...phew!!  I also added teeny weeny pearls the centres of the flowers. The backing paper is from Echo Park - Bundled Up which I layered onto black cardstock and then I distressed the edges.

Spectrums used:
FS2, FS3, FS6
DR1, DR3, DR5, DR7
BT1, BT5
EB1, EB2
GB8, GB10

Spectrum Noir - embellishments
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Digiqueens DT card

Good morning folks, it's Tuesday so that means some more  inspiration over on the Polka Doodles here's my Digi Queens card.

I have used Luna and coloured her with spectrum noirs.  You can buy Luna from the Polka Doodles store. I made the backing with my die-namics floral fusion die.  I coloured the underneath with distress inks and then layered the flower die cut on top....I am quite happy with the effect, looks good.  I also used the same die to make an embossed panel for the bottom of the card.  I then layered the whole piece onto bazzill card and distressed all around the edges. I then added a piece of ribbon to hide the join and then added a bow and fastened a rolled flower to it.  I finished with some tiny pearls.

Here's a close up of Luna.

Spectrum Noir - use an embellishment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Little Angel...

Good morning sugar fans, here I am with your Wednesday posting!

Hope you are well!

Now I am sharing this card with you, my lovely friend asked me to make a Thinking of You card for one of her friends whos daughter sadly passed away. I thought I would use this lovely Diane Duda stamp which I think is just so perfect, sadly it's not available but I needed to share it but there are still lots of other Diane Duda stamps available from Funky Kits.

I coloured the image with inktense pencils....I am so loving these however they do take time. I have used digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe and layered them onto bazzill card.....I added some stitching to each of the layers....yes no doodles!!  The cloud and love heart also came with the digi pack...aren't they perfect?

The flowers are a mix of rolled flowers from die-namics and a couple of flowers which I had bought and I added a couple of teeny weeny butterflies too.

Delightful Challenges - colour my world


Sunday, October 19, 2014

A wee snowman...

Hey folks, I have been practising with my new inktense pencils that I thought I would make this one into a card....this is my third attempt but my 4th one is coloured and I do love it....will share that one on Wednesday.

So for this card I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. The papers I have used are from Echo Park - Bundled Up and layered them onto bazzill card.  I cut one of the edges a bit squint so duffed them up a bit with my distressing tool. I cut a little pennant and added a wee snowflake to it.  I added a little berry to the centre just for something a bit different.  The message was in my stash...but works well with a snowman and finally the stamp is from LOTV called Hats Off which I coloured with inktense pencils.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Lili of the Valley - anything goes


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Good morning, and my scheduled Wednesday post over on the Sugar Nellie blog.

So for today's card I'm afraid it is very plain and simple as the colouring has taken almost since my last posting...very time consuming but I find it very therapeutic....still need practice though!!

This stamp is called "Fleur" and is from the Leanne Ellis range at Sugar Nellie!

I coloured Fleur with Derwent Inktense pencils....I am loving them!  The paper is from the Evergreen collection from Basic Grey which I layered onto kraft card. Did my usual doodling... The message has been in my stash forever but is from Stampin Up.

So does anybody have any tips for the inktense pencils??

Now sure how you can use them with digis but they are perfect with the rubber at Sugar Nellie...oh and I did hear there was rubber burning in the house of Sugar on Monday.....but the lovely Kate informed us it was a new delivery of rubber this space!!

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Buttons for Brains DT card

Hey's my Buttons for Brains DT card...I just love the little owl...isn't it cute??  So it came just as a plain wooden piece and I coloured it up with spectrums.  The papers are Winter Wonderland which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added the big ribbon and bow as I thought it went well with the owl...The message is also from the matching set of Krafty Christmas stamps and the snowflake was cut from my die-namics let it snowflake die.



Digiqueens DT card

Good morning folks....and here's my scheduled post for the fabby Polka Doodles Digi Queens.

The theme this week is Halloween and for my card I decided to go with this little digi called "Mummy"...funnily enough!!  I made the background using some of the images in the Witchie Witchie bundle.  The sentiment is also from the same bundle along with other fabby elements.  I used spectrum noirs to colour my image and glitter parts of the spooky tree...just for that extra moonlihgt spookyness!  I coloured the image with spectrum noirs....

Pop over to the Polka Doodles blog to check out the rest of the inspiration!!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

My new inktense results...

Hey Saturday campers....I was going to save this for my next SN DT card however I had it made and I am quite chuffed with it so decided to share it just now.....need to make another DT card now...oops!

So this is my first attempt at colouring with Derwent Inktense pencils and although it did take me ages to colour, it very therapeutic!  I have been admiring the fabby colouring that the lovely Keeley does with her inktense pencils and she totally inspired should check out her blog!!

The stamp is called Raven from Sugar Nellie ( sadly no longer available) which I watercoloured with the inktense pencils....I started off with a small amount of colour and just up the layers....The papers are from The Sweet Shoppe called Pumpkin Spice....they are so pretty and perfect for Autumn, and I layered them onto kraft card and did my usual doodling around the edges.  I added a piece of pale blue lace underneath. The flower is my beautiful die-namics gerbera which I cut out in white and then coloured to match the papers. I made the bow and button match the flower and added 2 silver leaf charms to that....hope you likey!

Simon Says Stamp - use watercolours
Crafty Catz - autumn
Fab 'n' Funky - anything with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Autumn colours
Kit and Clowder - anything goes


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

It's a celebration...

Good morning, and I'm here we are with my scheduled Wednesday post!

I hope you all managed to join in with the Sugar Nellie blog hop yesterday, if not then you can still join in!

So today's Sugar Nellie card I have used one of the new furry friends called Celebrations from Sugar Nellie and I coloured them with spectrum noirs.

The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe which I layered onto bazzill card...and yes doodled around the edges!!  I also added a piece of lace under one of the layers.  The flower has been cut with one of my die-namics blueprints...which is really one of the best flowers ever!!

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - animals


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A Little Birdie told's a blog hop!!'s time for a blog hop!!
First, my card...the image is called "Feed the Birds" which I coloured with Spectrum Noirs, the papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe and layered onto bazzill card aaaannd doodled!!  I die cut some flowers using my die-namics flower trio die and added some doodles to them.  I finished off with pearls to the centres. 

We've just passed our birthday and we have some very exciting news.
Wendy, the owner and designer of All Dressed Up will now be selling her gorgeous images as both rubber and digital stamps with none other guessed it...

whooop whoop whoop!!!!

Please pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and a slice of cake as you'll be here a while as we're having a mahoosive blog hop with us and some of the Dressy Girls too.

AND an extra challenge for all you  Dressy fans.  Oh and better than that we have a this gorgeous freebie and numbers (just in case you want to change it) designed especially for the celebration.

...and what is a hop without prizes?

So what you need to do is...

1. You must complete the hop and leave a comment for every one of us... 
2. You must create a card using the freebie and add it to Mr Linky on the All Dressed Up blog. 

Prize: the four new digital images
Prize:  £10 voucher
crafty ribbons
Prize:  Petal Lu Lucky Dip, which will be a box of 50 blooms

Prize:  $30.00 gift certificate

Prize:  goody bag or gift voucher

Prize:  2 prizes, each one being a magazine subscription from the time it is entered to June  
Scrap n' Art Online Magazine

Prize - online voucher to a class

Prize - Make It Crafty blending card

Prize - £10 voucher

Now I guess your all desperate to see these new images.

So, let's hop!!!
So if you have arrived here from the lovely Marilyn's blog then you are in the right place, otherwise you need to go back to the begiining and start with Nancy's blog....
In case you get lost along the way here's the hop order for you...

Fiona (that's me)

and last but not least Lynne

The hop will run for two weeks.  So you have until 21st of October to get your card made and comment on all of the gorgeous're next stop is Bettina!

Lastly a huge congratulations to our lovely designer Wendy.  We are all thrilled to be a part of your new journey and wish you loads and loads of success :)

Don't forget to leave a comment on every blog girls.  We can't wait to see your creations.


Saturday, October 04, 2014


Good morning Saturday bloggers and my scheduled post!!

It's hubby's birthday today so will need to participate in some big boy stuff...grrrrr but won't be long hopefully!

So in the meantime hers my card for Sweet Stampin....this weeks theme is "autumn"...I love autumn cards, maybe that's because I like trees!

I have used digi papers fromThe Sweet Shoppe, the tree has been cut from from my die-namics out on a limb set. Those itty bitty leaves and the sentiement is from the out on a limb stamp set...

Allsorts - Autumn
Cute Card Thursday - spots and dots
Cuttlebug Mania - Thank you
Inky Chicks - die cuts only


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Bubble and Squeak

Good morning, and I'm here we are with my scheduled Wednesday post!

So for my card Sugar Nellie card today I have used Bubble and Squeak from Sugar Nellie and I coloured them with spectrum noirs.

The papers are Fancy Pants Happy Together, which are really pretty IRL!  I layered the papers onto bazzill card ....I have gone for the plain and simple look as I know some of you like that look...

Remember to pop back tomorrow and check out our challenge over on the Sugar Bowl.

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.