Friday, June 05, 2015

A wee candy giveaway...

Hey blogging fans!

Now it's been a while since I have had a candy giveaway so thought now was as good a time as any!

As you know it was my birthday this week and as you knowI have joined the Handmade Bliss DT so I thought I would offer up a £10 voucher to spend in their store, just to celebrate both!

All you need to do is the following...

The winner will be picked on 6th June.

Good Luck


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Abi Ballerina

Today I am sharing a card I made for my niece...I just love this little cutie...she is called Abi Ballerina from All Dressed Up at Sugar Nellie.

She is available along with other stamps from All Dressed Up, so pop over to the Funky Kits store and check them out.

Remember to check out our challenge over on the Sugar Bowl we have an anything goes using a Siugar Nellie image so lets see your creations.

I also have candy on offer....


Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Good evening folks, I'm here a bit later than I had planned...forgot to schedule my cards..oops!

The stamp is from Stamping Bella called Especially For You Petunia and she is available from the Handmade Bliss store along with other little piggies!!

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs and layered the LOTV papers onto pink card.  The flower has been cut using one of my blueprints dies.

pens used:
CT2, CT3, CT4
PP2, PP4, PP5
CG2, DG2, DG3
CR10, TN5, IG2


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fiona Loves Flowers

Howdy folks.....

Well tonight I am sharing a wee card made using one of my new stamps from Stamping Bella...she is called Fiona loves flowers....isn't she fab??

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noirs, the papers are from MME and in my stash, I added some pearls and flowers to finish.  Check out my card on the Spectrum Noir FB page

pens used:

FS2, FS8, FS8
TN1, TN3, TN4
CR10, CR6
OR3, OR2
CT3, CT4
GB8, GB10
BT1, BT4, BT5, BT8


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ocean's Gift

Good morning sugar fans! 

This weekend Alyce at Kit and Clowder is hosting her 6000 members party.... with a theme of 'Under the Sea' - and at Sugar Nellie we wanted to be part of the fun!  The party starts over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group... you can find it here!

So this weekend Sugar Nellie have 4 fabby mermaid stamps in digi format at special promotional price of £2 grab them while you can.  These cuties were originally only available in rubber.

There's lots of prizes available so pop over and check it out.

This is an old card I made but I would share it with you just to see how cute these stamps are....remember this is available from Funky Kits here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Good Luck

Hello folks and my scheduled post.

Today I am sharing my card for LOTV Design Collective. 

 I made this card for a friend at work who left for ventures new.  The stamp is from the set - Just to Say which are perfect for making a quickie card.  The papers are from the Birdie Lane set which are really pretty. I layered the papers onto kraft card and doodled the edges. I added a piece of lace to one of the layers too and I added a mixture of flowers...I think I am getting better at my flower arranging but still practising.

Deep Ocean Challenge - flowers
Bunny Zoe - buttons & bows
Stamping Sensations - flower power


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Something Sassy

Howdy folks and my scheduled post.

Today I am sharing an oldie with you....I just love this stamp...she is called Pillow Talk but is no longer available I'm afraid but there's still loads of other Sassy's available in the store.

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs, the papers are from Fancy Pants Park Bench, I added some flowers and ribbon to finish.


Monday, May 04, 2015

A little bit of Dreams and Wishes...

Howdy I am her with my DT card for Spectrum Noir's May Challenge.  The them this month is to use flowers...that can be coloured flowers, flowers printed the backing paper or little flower embellishments.

This little image is called Dreams and Wishes from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  The papers are from Lili of the Valley which are soooo fab.  I layered them onto kraft card and then did my usual doodling around the edges.  I then added a mixture of pre made flowers and flowers cut using a couple of different die-namics dies.

Spectrum Noir pens used:
FS2, FS6, FS8
OR2, OR3
IB1, IB2
DG2, CG2
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4


Saturday, May 02, 2015

New Challenge

Have you seen there's a new challenge called Handmade Bliss, and lucky old me is on the team.  There's a fab prize up for grabs from the Handmade Bliss website...lots of fab products available will more stock arriving at the end of the month.  Please pop over and check it out and add your name to the followers list please.


Friday, May 01, 2015

Some news

Good morning people!

Well today sees the end of an era at work as it's the last day for lots of my workmates and should have been mine too however I am staying on for an extra 3 months to help with the transition into the new restructure....but drinks and nibbles tonight!!

I am also sharing my first card for a new challenge starting today over on the Handmade Bliss blog...and there's fab products available from the online store too.

One lucky winner will be picked at random to win a £15 voucher to spend fab is that??

So for my card I have used stamps from the Alley Way Monster Mash collection,  I coloured those little mites with Spectrum Noirs and made the eyes 3D.  The papers are from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine set which I layered and doodled.  I cut the circle using a die-namics die and popped the monster on the edge...I added a few sparkly sequins for a bit bling...Monsters can be blingy too!!

Products used:


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Some sunshine

Good morning bloggers....and my scheduled post.

today I am sharing my card for the LOTV Design Collective.

Now when I saw first saw this little cutie called Water Liliy from LOTV, she really did make me smile so I eventually got around to buying her.

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs, the papersd are from LOTV which I layered onto bazzill card and doodled the edges.  I added some flowers to finish.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Doodled flowers

 Hi folks, you know how I love my doodles, well I thought I would show you how I do those doodled flowers using my spectrum noir pens and a fine liner for my DT card for Spectrum Noir.

First of all I die my shapes in white card.

Next I colour the shapes in my chosen colours, it's really easy as you can match the image and papers.

Next the flowers...

I just keep adding colour to build up the colour and shading.

I have used deeper colours next.

Once you think you have the colour you want, you are going to add your doodles with your fine liner, now this doesn't have to be neat...actually doodles look better with some wobbles.

Finally you can add some pearls to the centres.

Here's the final result, I have added the flowers and heart shapes to the card. The image is called I gave you my Heart from the Gorjuss collection at Sugar Nellie.

For the flowers I used:
TN9, OR3, CR8, CR10

For the image I used:
FS2, FS6, FS8, 
IG2, IG3, IG5, IG6, IG7, IG8, IG9
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN9
EB1, EB2
CR6, CR8, CR10

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Challenge

Have you seen the new challenge that will be starting on 1st May??

Well Handmade Bliss is the name and I am on the DT, so pop over and check it out on Friday.

You can also check out their fab website here where you will find loads of fabby products.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Pots of Love

Hi everyone, hope you are all well?

Today I am sharing this little cutie card.  The stamp is called Pots of Love from LOTV which I coloured with Spectrum Noirs, I followed the video tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog which shows you how to add definition to a flat object, you can check it out here.

The papers are from LOTV which I layered onto black card and of course doodled.  I found some flowers in my stash which I thought matched perfectly and added a couple of extra flowers from the Ribbon Girl too, and then finished with some pearls.

pens used:

IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4,IG5

TN2, TN3, TN5, TN7

OR2, OR3, CT4
GB8, GB10

Fussy and Fancy - springtime flowers


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sugar Nellie DT Call


Howdy Sugar fans!!  We are currently looking for a new member to join The Sugar Nellie team..

As you know, Funky Kits is the home to all Sugar Nellie both rubber and digi and with the range growing we need a fab team to keep you continually inspired and to promote the Sugar Nellie name.

So on to the important things...We do have some requirements for any newbies joining our team and if you feel you can meet the requirements then this may be for you!!

  • You must be able to commit to a 4 month term initially - this will be reviewed at the end of the term 
  • You must be able to complete projects on time and add them to our DT page 
  • You must be post your project on your own blog and the Sugar Nellie blog each week
  • You must be able to take a good photo of your project  
  • You must have an active blog and Facebook account - the DT stuff is managed on our Facebook page

Although we are based in the UK, that doesn't mean you can only apply if you are in the UK, we would encourage all our overseas fans to apply as we need to spread the sugar love all over the world.

We want newbies that love all things Sugar Nellie and they will be great at promoting the products through their own work.  So if you meet the requirements and are interested in joining the team then what you need to do to apply is follow the instructions below: 

  • add your name to the linky below
  • display our DT Call Out badge on your blog aswell

This DT Call will close on 30th April 2015 and the successful applicant/s will be notified soon after this date in time to start shortly after.

If you feel you can't commit to a weekly posting, then why not try out for our challenge blog DT Call over on the Sugar Bowl.

Good luck to everybody!

The Sugar Nellie DT

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Little Bluebird...

Howdy folks, this is a late post but thought I would post it before I forget.

So this little cutie is called a bluebird's proposal from the Gorjuss collection.  I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens.  the papers were in my stash which I layered onto black cardstock and then doodled.  I added a piece of lace to one of the can just see it. The flowers are a mix of pre made and handmade using different die-namics roses.  I added some pearls to the centres of the flowers and to the corners of the layers and then finished with a bow.

pens used:
skin - peach, blossom
hair - slate, black
clothing - orange, terracota, scarlet, gold, topaz
tree/flowers/toadstools/bird - fawn, gold, sepia, blossom, kingfisher


Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - add lace or ribbon
Allsorts - bingo (lace, flowers, pearls)
Noor Design UK - anything goes


Saturday, April 11, 2015

My first LOTV Design Collective card...

Howdy folks...hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

I am on a roll this weekend and intend getting as many cards made as I possibly can as my hubby has been keeping my housework up to date this week so looks like I can chill....he might be after!

Today I am sharing my first card for the LOTV Design Collective and as it happens my friend needed a grandson card to give to one of her other thought this image was perfect.

The image is from LOTV, the papers are also from LOTV, I added some pre made flowers and I also added a few flowers made with my die-namics rose die.  I also added some pearls to the centres of the flowers and the corners of the layers.

Hope you likey!

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - bonny blues
Simon Says Stamp - spring flowers
Bunny Zoe - spring colours


Thursday, April 09, 2015


Good morning folks, here I am with my my Sugar Nellie DT card.

They are still available from Funky better hurry and get your stocks in and enter our gorjuss party competition.

So for my card I thought I would continue with the gorjuss theme and I have used Alice. I coloured Alice which I coloured with spectrum Noirs.  The papers are from LOTV, and I added some little flower sequins to finish.

pens used:
FS2, FS6, FS8
IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG7, IG8, IG9
HB1, HB2, HB3
LV1, LV2, LV3


Saturday, April 04, 2015

It's party time

Good morning sugar fans....have you seen there's a party going on over on the Sugar Nellie blog?? If not then pop over to check it out.  The Funky Kits store has all the latest Gorjuss stamps, including some of the older pop over and treat yourself....but you could also join in the party fun to be in with a chance of winning some goodies!

So here's  my Gorjuss card....

I have used this little cutie called The Fox which I coloured with spectrum noir markers.  The papers afre from LOTV, the sentiment is from Stampendous....hope you likey!!


Thursday, April 02, 2015


Good morning folks, hope you are all looking forward to our Gorjuss party on Saturday over on the Sugar Nellie blog.

There's fab new Gorjuss stamps available from Funky better hurry while they are still available too.

For my card I have used the Gorjuss stamp called Toadstool which I coloured with spectrum Noirs.  The papers are from LOTV, and I cut the flower with my die-namics blueprint die, the scallop has also been cut using a die-namics die.

pens used
FS2, FS6, FS8
IG1, IG2
HB2, HB3
IB1, IB2
EB6, EB8, GB8, GB10

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog too to check out this months challenge where the them is to use a "die".


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ranunculus field

Howdy folks, I'm here with a new card made for Spectrum Noir.

They are having a special collaboration with Stampndous, so pop over to the blog and check it out.

The DT were given Stampendous goodies to use for there cards, I have used this gorgeous stamp called Ranunculus Field, the sentiment is from a set called Happy Messages and there is also frantage glitters on there too.

I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir pens, the papers are from the Sweet Shoppe.  I added some stitching on this one....just for a wee change.  I added some flowers, ribbon and a button.

pens used:
OR2, OR3, IB1, IB2, CG2, DG2

Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Friday, March 27, 2015

Tutorial using Aqua markers

Hi folks, I'm here to share with you my card using the fabby Spectrum Aqua markers which I hope you like.  You can also pop over to the Spactrum Noir blog for more inspiration.

First of all, start with your blank watercolour card, I cut mine to almost 6 x6 to work with.

Next choose the colours you want to use, for mine I am using Kingfisher and Lime.

Next I coloured in the whole card, half with kingfisher and half with lime and then using a water filled paintbrsush, paint over the colour with water to blend it out and to blend both colours together and then leave aside to dry.

While your card is drying, stamp up the wording, I have used archival ink on watercolour card.

Cut the excess card off, using the aqua marker, colour around the edges and draw in the colour, leave to dry.

Next, I die cut the poppy heads and stamped them up using the black aqua marker.

Using the coloured square now that it's dry, die cut a circle...this will be the base for your image.

Next I stamped the stalks of the poppies ready to stick the poppy heads on. we have it, my finished card with all the elements together.....I hope you like it.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

On top of the world

Good morning folks and my scheduled post.

For todays card I have used one of the fabulous Gorjuss stamps from the Santoro range which are of course available from the Funky Kits store.  This pretty little lady is called On Top of the World.

I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens, the papers are from LOTV which I layered onto bazzill card...I also added some stitching for a wee change.  I added some Gorjuss flowers and a ribbon to finish off.

We also have our new challenge over on the Sugar Bowl which starts today....gotta be in it to win it.  There will also be some Sugar Bowl excitement next week so watch this space for that too!