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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Some news...

Hey....have you seen the news over on The Sugar Bowl??

DT CALL 

Howdy Sugar fans!!  We are currently looking for a couple of newbies to join The Sugar Bowl...yes that's right, we've had a break and we are back in time to celebrate our 9th birthday next month so perfect timing!! 
With loads of new stamps coming we thought it was time to restart the challenge and promote the new range of products that will be available....they are fabulous!!

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! 
We will still continue to have our daily inspiration over on the Sugar Nellie blog with promotions etc on there, but we feel there is still a place for the challenge blog aswell.   

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 each month 
  • You will make comments on the entries to the challenge on your allocated numbers each month 
  • 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

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: 

  • make a card using a Sugar Nellie stamp (rubber or digi) 
  • upload it on the linky thing below 
  • post your card on your own blog linking to this post 
  • display our DT Call badge on your post aswell 




This DT Call will close on 11th September 2014 and the successful applicants will be notified soon after this date in time to start with our challenge on 25th September 2014. 

A bit of nature...




Hey folks....are you all doing today??  I thought since I was on holiday I would do a bit of practising with my spectrum noirs but in particular clouds and grass....not sure about it though!!  I am going to practise lots of hair over the next couple of days.

So the clouds, sky and grass have been coloured using my spectrum noirs and believe it or not this took me 5 hours..almost!!

First of all I started with the clouds and using the lightest grey drew in the cloud shape and then I gradually added and blended the darker greys in, I then added in some violet and blue to the clouds.  I the coloured the sky using feather like strokes with a light blue and grey.  I then coloured the grass with lots of different greens and browny colours in again feather like strokes.  Lastly I stamped the trees using brown memento ink and added some highlights to the trees although you can't see that in the photo....what do you think??

Fi
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting for you...




Good morning Sugar fans, and back to normal with today's post for the Sugar Nellie blog.

I thought I would share with you a wee card using one of the digis from the latest collection of furry friends which you can buy from Funky Kits.



For today's card I have used Waiting for You and coloured him with spectrum noirs...really basic as there isn't much to colour with these digis...so easy!!  The papers are Fancy Pants Park Bench which I layered onto bazzill card and then doodled around the edges.  I added a wonky scalloped edge, a sunshine and a few die cut butterflies....oh and some glitter!!


Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!

Fi
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT card

  

Happy Tuesday everybody!!

Well day 2 of my holiday from work and having a rest...was in the garden yesterday and boy does my bones ache!!  So having a rest day today although as we know us woman never get a rest..do we??


This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is "To Die For".

So for my card i have used one of the snowmen stamps from LOTV....and I love it!!  I coloured the image with spectrum noirs....need more now!!

The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe, I used various dies from my die-namic blueprints to cut out the squares and strip and then layered them onto bazzill card. the snowflake are alo cut from my die-namics let it snowflake die set nd I also layered them up nd them glittered them up...I added some wee gems to finish.

challenges:
LOTV - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - anything goes for Xmas
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
The Paper Shelter - punches and dies
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in August
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Penny Black at Allsorts - anything goes
Bizzy Bec's Challenge - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple
My Mum's Craft Shop - clean and simple



Fi
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pippi







It's another wild and windy day here in sunny Scotland but there's nothing better than some sugar inspiration to get you started for the weekend!

I'm sharing with your my DT card for the Sugar Nellie blog....Pippi was leaving a bit left out so had to give her a wee appearance!




For todays card I have used Pippi...she was feeling a bit neglected and I coloured her with spectrums and shaded with come polychromos.  The papers are digi papers from the Sweet Shoppe and I just love these ones they are called Life Is.  I layered the papers onto card and doodled the edges.  I added some wee pearls to the corners and finished with a bow and acrylic flower....I actually bought that little flower on my visit up to Elgin to the Paper Boutique.

challenges:
Ladybug Crafts - favourite colours
4 Krafty Girls - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes



Fi
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT card




Howdy folks....hope you are all well!!  All being well, my GDT post will schedule today and not like last week....lol!!

Edited: looks like it didn't schedule...again!!
  
This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is spots and dots.

For my card I have used Warm Winter Wishes from Sugar Nellie and coloured with coloured with copics.  I layered the image onto white cardstock which has been embossed with a spotty background...I also added some snowflakes and doodled all over.

I made a few cards similar to this last year and got several orders....so made another in preparation for this Christmas....won't be long!!

Fi
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Gift Wrapped by me









Hey...morning sugar fans!!

So, it's time for my post over on the Sugar Nellie blog, check out this little furry friend available from Funky Kits....




So for my card I have used Gift Wrapped by me.....it's so cute...don't you agree??  I coloured this little cutie with spectrum noirs.  The papers are from MME Gertie which I layered onto bazzill card.  THe flower is of course has been made using that fabby flower from the die-namics blueprints 14 set.



Fi
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Papertake Week;y GDT card



Howdy folks....hope you are all well!!  All being well, my GDT post will schedule today and not like last week....lol!!
  
This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is anything goes with the optional extra of using torn paper.

So for my card I have used papers from Pink Paislee Switchboard collection which I layered onto bazzill card and then added some organge stitching.  The stamp is Stamping Bella Victoria and Juliette's night out which I coloured with copics....thought I would have a wee turn with the copics again. I added some rolled flowers and a couple of pre made flowers and a ribbon bow....oh and some pearls and gems....

challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - anything but square
Bunny Zoe - bingo (stitching, pearls and sentiment)
Allsorts - favourite things (rolled flowers)
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - flowers
Stamp & Create - anything goes



Fi
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Buttons for Brains DT card





Howdy folks...well back to normal after the Commonwealth celebrations...hope you all enjoyed it!!

So here I am with my card for Buttons for Brains....something a wee bit different.  The papers ares are Glitz - Black & White collection.  I used the pennant and leaves from one of the die-namics blueprints but made them into little can dles with flames. I had to doodle this one too,,,,



supplies:
button - stash
gems - stash


Fi
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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Furry Friends Blog Hop






Well the day had arrived for the Furry Friends Blog Hop over on the Sugar Nellie Blog.


Come and join in the fun and checkout the fabby cards the DT have created for some inspiration....and guess what there's a fab prize on offer too.


All you have to do to enter, is to join in our fun Blog Hop, then use one of our new release images and enter into our competition over on the Sugar Nellie Blog.....more infor over on the blog on the tab at the top of the page.....fabby prize too!!

You have the whole month of August to take part in the competition so plenty of time.... but do look at the images this weekend as don't forget, they are being launched at a special price!



You could also be lucky enough to be a guest designer along with the Sugar Nellie team.

So for my card I have used Easy Rider, which I coloured with spectrum noirs.  The papers are MME which I layered onto bazzill card.  I used a couple of elements from the blueprints 14 set to add to the corner....



So back to the hop you should have arrived her from the lovely Lynne's blog - but incase you get lost along the way here's the order


once you've left your comment for me then pop over to the fabby Janine's blog!!



Enjoy the hop!!


Fi
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A little sugar love....







Hopefully when this post schedules it will still be lovely and sunny and have you noticed I am one follower short of 500, oh I wonder who will be my 500th follower!!...only a few more days to go until those little furry cuties will be on sale over at...





For my card above I have used Frog Princess which is available from Funky Kits...here!!  I coloured this little lady with spectrum noirs.  The papers are MME which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added a ribbon and bow then fixed a rolled flower on top...added some pearls to finish.

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT



Well....so much for my post scheduling today....grrrr...It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! 

So for this weeks challenge is the sketch below....isn't it fab!!


For my card I have used papers from Pink Paislee Switchboard which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added some orange stitching. The stamp is from LOTV which I coloured with spectrum noirs.  The flowers are a mix of paper flowers from The Ribbon girl and rolled roses cut using one of the die-namics rolled rose dies....I then added pearls to the centres. I also added a piece of ribbon and tied a bow fixed with a button.


Fi
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Creatgive Blog Hop


Creative Blog Hop

I was asked by the lovely Susan if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  It's a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

I have not long finished some wedding stationery which seemed to take forever but now it's just really my DT cards at the moment....however I am intending making one of those big advent calendars....been putting that off for a few years now!

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not sure if I am that different, I do like to try new things from time to time and when i do have time to try something new however I think you will all agree....I do love my doodles!!


3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I love cardmaking and crafting...think I would be having withdrawal symptoms if I didn't!



4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I normally find the image that fits the theme of the card I am making, whether that's a just because card or one for one of my DT's.  I then find the papers that I think would work well with the image and then finally I colour the image to match the papers.  I definitely think it's best to colour your image to match the papers....that way you're not stuck choosing papers.

Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.


Lis is one of my blogging friends and we have worked together in the past on a couple of DT's.....and has roped me into buying and using spectrum noirs...her cards are gorgeous and colourful!


Janine is another blogging budy, we are on a couple of DT's together.  Janine makes fabulous card and she's fab on a PC...she's amazing!! She's great to bounce ideas off too!!

Tracey
Tracey is another blogging buddy and is a star over at Sweet Stampin as she helps Abi and I out with the winners posts.  We joined the Sweet Stampin team at the same time....gosh it seems only yesterday but it's been a couple of years now! 

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Fi
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Festival Lily...







A quickie tonight whilst I'm watching the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games...yahoo!!

So there's a wee colouring competition over on Facebook on the Kit and Clowder page so I thought I would give it a bash.

The image is the freebie over on Facebook which I have coloured with spectrum noirs, the papers are MME - Hattie which I layered onto back card....and believe it or not there's no doodling but there is stitching.  I have also added lace and ribbon, the flowers are various die cut flowers.....oh and those teeny butterflies are just fab!! I added some glitter, pearls and gems to finish.


challenges:
ABC Challenge - P is for pearls
Stamping Sensations - summer blooms
Totally Gorjuss - butterflies
Bunny Zoe - bingo (flowers, lace, sentiment)


Fi
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A little elf made magic...





Hopefully when this post schedules it will still be lovely and sunny...

So here's my card for The Sugar Nellie blog and also my Christmas at Sweet Stampin card...two in one!!





So for my card above I have used papers from Bo Bunny Snowfall collection, I layered the papers onto kraft card and doodled, the stamp is Elf Made Magic from Sugar Nellie....which is available here!  I coloured this little fairy with spectrum noirs...I punched the snowflakes with a couple of different MS punches and then I glittered them up and stuck some pearls to the centres.  I added a lovely bow with a rolled flower and charm....hope you likey!!



Fi
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A day at the beach...



Howdy folks and welcome to my scheduled post...yep...working!!

Well hasn't the weather been glorious this week...I bet it's pouring down at the weekend when I'm off, that will just be typical!!

So this weeks theme over at Papertake Weekly is "Holidays", that means something that reminds you of the holidays, so that can be travel, beach or sea....so I have gone for the beach...if I am on holiday then this is what I would be doing...bliss!!

For my card I have used Little Umbrella which I coloured with my spectrum noirs, the papers are Echo Park - A Perfect Summer which I layered onto bazzill card and doodled around.  The scallops I made using my die-namics wonky scallop die, I added a piece of lace...although you can only see a teeny weeny bit. I made the sun using my sizzlits daisy die(snipped the ends off). I also chalked some clouds in the background...just very faintly, it is a sunny day after all!! I added a sentiment and some gems to finish.

challenges:
Creative Card Crew - sea/beach
Bearly Mine - lets go digital
Dies R Us - a day at the beach
My Mum's Craft Shop - summer or bright colours


Fi
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Buttons for Brains Dt card



Hey folks...just popping by with my DT card, for Buttons for Brains...



So the papers are all from the Doodlebug Kraft in Colour collection...they are really pretty and I have gone for just the purples on this one, the image is from Wild Rose Studio.  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and did my usual...doodling!!  The flowers are various in lilacy colours which were in my stash.  The button is also from my stash but you can also buy the twine from the Buttons for Brains store.


Fi
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fairy Birthday...




Good morning Sugar fans and my Wednesday post over on the Sugar Nellie blog!

Hopefully when this post schedules it will still be lovely and sunny...so aren't enjoying all these fab new stamps, hey are so cute and available at Funky Kits.




So for my card I have used papers from Pink Paislee Switchboard....oh how fabby these papers are!! I layered them onto bazzill card. The stamp is called Fairy Birthday from Scrapberry at Funky Kits....and I coloured her with spectrum noirs, and then shaded with polychromos. The flower has been cut with my die-namics blueprints dies....finished with a couple of gems in the cofrners.

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Papertake Weekly...





It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! It only seems like yesterday that I posted last weeks...lol!!

So I was actually very organised in making this card as my friend asked me if I could make a card for her neighbour...and i had plenty notice so I made this a couple of weeks ago but with todays theme in mind!

So this weeks theme is "buttons, bows and bling"....so I have the bling(loook closely) and I have the bow.  Now you can add all 3 or go for just one.

I have used papers from MME - Oxford Lane which I layered onto bazzill card...oh yes and doodled aroiund the edges...I added a piece of lace which I thought was just the perfect colour to tone in with the papers.  The flowers are a mix...I made a few of them with my die-namics dies and the others are from The Ribbon Girl. The bow and the wording is also die cut...cute...aren't they?

Finally, the image is Opal from Stamping Bella which I coloured with spectrum noirs...and I added some stickles to bling it up a bit....hope you likey!!

challenges:
Bunny Zoe - bingo (flowers, lace, sentiment



Fi
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A little bit of gorjuss...






Good morning sugar fans, I'm here with my scheduled Wednesday post!!

So this morning I thought I would give some gorjussness....although there's lots of new rubber out, we still need to remember those old stamps too, we can't forget about them now can we??

This stamp is Flower Girl which is one of my very first and favourite Sugar Nellie stamps from the Gorjuss collection at Funky Kits.  



I coloured this little cutie with spectrum noirs, (Lis's fault) the papers are from My Mind's Eye - Oxford Lane, which I forgot I had. I used my spellbinders curved borders die to make the scalloped edging (hmmm..Lis's fault)....oh that was tricky and as if I have all the time in the world just now, there is a knack to it but I got there in the end.  I layered my gorjuss girl onto a die cut circle and I free cut the scalloped circle to layer the image onto. I finished with some teeny weeny butterflies....hope you likey?

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT card



Hey folks....just home from work and noticed my scheduled post hasn't posted...grrrrr!!

Here today's card for Papertake Weekly and this weeks theme is stars and stripes.

Now I was a bit under the weather when I was making this so I am not entirely happy with it however I think it would do for a bloke!!

I embossed a white panel with stars and die cut some stars too.  The paper was in my stash...not sure what make it is though!!

Pop over and check out the rest of the teams fab cards!!


Fi
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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Buttons for Brains DT card



Howdy folks, just a quickie tonight as haven't been feeling well most of the weekend....but I do feel better tonight.

I'm sharing with you my card for Buttons for Brains.


So the papers are all from the Wild Rose Studio collection...they are really pretty IRL, the image is also from Wild Rose Studio.  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and did my usual...doodling!!  Tha flower has been cut with one of the die-namics blueprints...think it has to be one of my favourite dies but you probably know that already...lol!!


Fi
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Saturday, July 05, 2014

End of summer...





A wee from me tonight....not sure about the colour, might need to re take the photo tomorrow.

The image is from Mo Manning which  coloured with spectrum noirs....which I am getting more used to.  The papers are MME My Girl, layered onto bazzill card....and doodled!!  The sunflower is a die-namics die...I added some extra shading to one of the layers,  The sun is also a flower die but I snipped the ends of to make it look more like a sun.  Those tiny butterflies are cut from a memory box die and glittered up with some stickles....hope you likey.

challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil - it's a girl's world
Spectrum Noirs - summer
Crafty Little Fairies - summer fun



Fi
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A little creativeness...






Good morning blogging buddies and my Sugar Nellie post.

Now this stamp is one of the fabby new stamps from the Scrapberry's range at Funky Kits...she's called Creativeness and is really, really pretty!!




I couldn't decode which stamp to use and then I discoverd these papers in my stash and well the rest is hostory....lol!!

So I couloured the stamp with spectrum noirs and did a spot of shading with polychromos.  The papers are MME Lost and Found (I think) which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added some pearls to the corners as I thought it needed something in the corners.  The flower and ribbon are just perfect summery colours so thought they went quite well too...oh and did you spot that tiny guitar charm...now how cute is that??

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT card






It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! It only seems like yesterday that I posted last weeks...lol!!

This weeks challenge is "anything goes"...can't be any easier now can it??

For my card I have used papers from Echo Park - Tis the Season which I layered onto bazzill card.  The stamp is Mr Snowman from LOTV which I coloured with spectrum noirs....the message is also from LOTV.  I added a couple of punched snowflakes which I glittered up, then added pearl to the centres and finished with those litte gems....I also followed one of the sketches over at LOTV.

                                                       challenges:
                              LOTV - it takes 2 (image and sentiment)


Fi
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