Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My favourite cards from 2014

Well it's that time again and Debby is doing her favourite cards spot again so I had to join in again, so here's mine below.

My last Sugar Nellie card of 2014!

Good morning folks and here is my last scheduled post of 2014!

So for todays card on the Sugar Nellie blog I have gone all CAS. I have used one of the stamps from the All Dressed Up range called "Little Raindrops" and coloured her with spectrum noirs.

The sun die is a die-namics and the cloud is a memory box die.

Remember there's still a couple fo days to enter our DT Call over on The Sugar if yoy fancy a 4 month slot check out the details

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Spectrum Noir guest card

Good morning folks and I am sharing my last card as guest designer for Spectrum Noir.

I used this little cutie from the ADU range from Sugar Nellie which you can buy here from Funky Kits.  I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens  I layered a die cut on top of blue paper, and embossed the bottom panel and then added a piece of blue lace to hide the join.  I added tiny gems to the centres of the flowers to finish.

colours used to colour:
FS2, FS6
TB1, TB2, TB3
IG1, IG2
GB2, GB4, GB5, GB8, GB10
CT3, CT4


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 120

Good morning sugar fans!  

It's time for a new challenge although a couple of days early here at The Sugar Bowl......

As always one lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose 4 sweet Sugar Nellie digis...


a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie digis.....woo hoo!!

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

So for my card I have gone all CAS...the stamp is one of the newbies from the All Dressed Up range at Sugar Nellie called Abi Ballerina which I coloured with spectrum noir pens.  I added loads of glitter to the dress and headband. I die cut a circle and then embossed it and layered the image on top. I added a couple of sequins and then added my usual doodles.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Spectrum Noir Guest card

Good morning folks and I am sharing my next card as guest designer for Spectrum Noir.

This week I am doing a tutorial on clouds and grass, never done one before so no video just photos...hope you can follow!!

Step 1. I stamped this cute little image from LOTV onto white card.

 Step 2. I drew with a pencil the shape of the clouds.

 Step 3. I then went over the pencil lines with IG2.

Step 4. I then used IG1 and pulled the colour from IG2 away from the edges using feather strokes. 

Step 5. I then used HB2 and went over the grey lines on the bottom edge of the clouds.

 Step 6. I then used the blender and coloured the cloud in to blend the grey and the lilac together.

Step 7. I then went over the outside edge of the clouds with IG1 again...and added a bit of shading to the tops of the clouds too.

Step 8. I then coloured the sky with feather like strokes using IB1 and BT1 and then gently used IG1 to gently random shade.

Step 9. I then coloured in the little fairy using FS2, FS6, PP1, PP2, DR5, CR10, CG1, CG2.

Step 10. I added grass in various shades of green..CG1, CG2, DG2, DG3, GB10, GB8 using fine feather V type strokes, I found it easier to turn the image upside down and pull the pen towrads me, I felt I could do finer lines and was more in control of the pen this way.

Step 11. I then trimmed the image to size and then layered it on to blue cardstock.  The background papers is also from LOTV which I thought matched perfectly, I had to add some doodled lines around the edges and finished with a bow and some tiny pearls...oh and yes her wings have been glittered up.

Step 12.  The final card....hope you likey!!

The Ribbon Girl - lovely lili challenge
Cute Card Thursday - sparkles


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowman family

Howdy folks....I am on holiday this week and its been a bit rubbish so far but taking a wee break from it all to make a non DT card....

In case you don't know, I DO love snowmen so what better than to make a card using one of my favourite snowmen stamps from LOTV.  I coloured this little cutie with my inktense pencils....still practising!  I added loads of glitter to the image too. The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe called "An Icy Christmas" which is really pretty....lots of teeny snowflakes on them. The snowflakes have been punched with my Martha Stewart snowflake punches and die-namics Let it Snowflakes dies and then glittered them up. I added pearls to the centres and a button to the centre of the big snowflake. I added an organza ribbon and pearls to the corners...hope you likey!

Simon Says Stamp - winter inspiration
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is all Around
Inky Chicks - winter wonderland
Papertake Weekly - anything christmas
Bunny Zoe - buttons
The Ribbon Girl - lovely lili challenge
Fussy and Fancy - snowflakes and ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - sparkles
Noor Design - Merry Christmas


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Elf Made Magic

Good morning folks and my Sugar Nellie post.

So for today's card I am sharing one of the new toppers from Funky Kits....isn't she adorable??  Now this little fairy is called "Elf Made Magic" and is also available in digi format and you can find her here in the Funky Kits store.

The papers are from LOTV and I just made it simple by adding a piece of lace, ribbon and pearls to finish.

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow for another post!

Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes Christmas
Dream Valley - Merry Christmas
Crafty Catz - last minute Christmas
Winter Wonderland - christmas presents
Crafty Little Fairies - Holly and/or Ivy


Friday, December 12, 2014

Pillow Talk

Good morning, here's my scheduled post for the Sugar Nellie blog.

So for todays card, I thought I would share an old one...this stamp has to still be one of my favourites, she is adorable and called Pillow Talk. I just need to practise with loads of hair

The papers are from First Edition which I layered onto kraft card and then distressed around the edges.  I added a couple of rolled flowers and pearls to finish.

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow for another post!


Spectrum Noir Guest card

 Good morning here's my next guest card for Spectrum Noir!

The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe which I layered onto cardstock.  I tied an organza ribbon around one of the panels.  The image is from LOTV which I couloured with spectrum noir's so easy to colour only need a few colours!  I cut them out with a die-namics circle die and layered that onto the snowflake doily die cut.  I added some punched snowflakes and then added glitter and pearls to finish.

Colours used:
IG1, IG2
IB1, IB3,
GB2, GB8, GB10


Saturday, December 06, 2014

All Dressed Up

Good morning folks...hope you are well on this cold and frosty morning.

Before I hit the shops for some Christmas shopping, there's a  new launch of rubber over on the Sugar Nellie blog.....which you can buy from Funky Kits.

The Sugar Nellie team have made a few to pop over and have a looky...but there's a prize for one lucky winner and will get their order refunded on Monday.

So for my card I coloured the image with inktense pencils, the papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe which I layered onto cardstock and then doodled around the edges.  I added a piece of lace to one of the layers and added some flowers...some were pre made and some I made myself....hope you likey.


Friday, December 05, 2014

Guest card for Spectrum Noir

 Good morning folks.....looky looky...I have been asked to be a December guest designer for Spectrum Noir!

So for my first card I have used one of my favourite stamps called Festive Friends from Sugar Nellie which I obviously coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  I added glitter to Santas beard and the furry bits.

The papers are from Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate which I layered onto kraft card and then doodled around the edges.  I also added a corrugated piece of kraft under one of the layers.  I added a piece of twine with a snowflake charm. I cut out the snowflakes with my die-namics let it snowflake die and then added lots of glitter and added a red gem to the centre.  I finished with some pearls...hope you likey!

I used the colours below: