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:


Friday, November 28, 2014

Heavenly Angel

Good morning, and my Sugar Nellie post!

Now here we have another one of the new toppers from Sugar Nellie....gorgeous isn't it??  They come with several on the sheet...they are sooooo adorable and will available soon.

You can also get this cutie in rubber and she's called Heavenly Angel.

The papers were in my stash, I die cut the topper and layered it onto the snowflake doily.  I cut out some snowflakes and covered them in glitter.  I added pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More hands make light work...

Good morning folks, hope you are well!!

Now here we have one of the new toppers from Sugar Nellie....gorgeous isn't it??  They come with several on the sheet...they are sooooo adorable and will available soon.

You can also get this cutie in digi format from Funky Kits and she called More hands make light work.

The papers are Basic Grey Evergreen, which are really pretty IRL!  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and doodled around the edges.. The flowers are a mix of pre made ones and my little poinsettia die. I also added red ribbon tied in a bow.  I then added some teeny pearls to finish off.

Remember to check out our challenge over on the Sugar Bowl.

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.

The Ribbon Girl - colour challenge
Papertake Weekly - so girly
Crafty Calendar - it's all about christmas


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowy Postcard...

Well I'm a day late with my Sweet Stampin post!

What a week I have had, to start off with was a bit under the weather, then Thursday into Friday my heating and hot water packed in...jeezo it's baltic!  The gasman was here yesterday but needed to order a circuit board...he's coming back tomorrow to fit it....keep your fingers crossed for me to have hot water and heating tomorrow!!

So this weeks challenge theme is "to die for" do I love my dies so perfect theme for me!

We're sponsored by the fabulous Yours or Mine Papercrafts:

Who are offering a super duper $10 voucher to the store!

So for my card I used distress inks to colour the image and the backing.  First I stamped the stamp twice onto white card stock and cut out the centre oval, I then inked both of these up and then layered them together.  The backing was also inked up and also used cardio stamps to randomly stamp around the edges as I felt it needed something other than just the ink.  The snowflakes are from my die-namics Let it Snowflake set (love them) and the tiny poinsettia die is from poppy stamps.  I also added a bit of ink to the die cuts too.  I added an organza bow and and I made and organza rose for the centre...I added pearls to the centres of the snowflakes and to the corners of the layers....finished with loads of glitter....hope you likey!

Bunny Zoe - snow
Crafty Calendar - christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons christmas
Deep Ocean - handmade flowers


Friday, November 14, 2014

New floral digi...

Good morning sugar fans and my Sugar Nellie posting!

Hope you are well!

Now I am sharing this wee card which I made using one of the new digi floral images...isn't she sweet??  You can buy her soon from Funky Kits.

I coloured this little sweetie with spectrum noirs and did a bit of shading with polychromos.  The papers are from LOTV...thought they looked well with the floral digis...yes that's right, there's more!!  I layered the papers and distressed each of the layers and doodled of course.  I added a piece of light blue lace to one of the layers, the flowers and leaves have been cut with die-namics dies.

Pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

Good morning and here I am with my scheduled Wednesday post for Sugar Nellie.

For today's card I have used this fabby image called Warm Winter Wishes which is available from Funky Kits.

I coloured this little cutie with inktense pencils using kraft card...think the colours look really well on the kraft card...what do you think??

There's lots more fabby digi images available from the Funky Kits store...but do pop back tomorrow for a sneaky at something new!!


Sunday, November 02, 2014

A Very Merry Christmas...

Howdy I just love this time of year and making my Christmas cards....I have used this LOTV image I had from last year as I was looking for something quickish and there is minimal colouring on this one.  I have used inktense pencils to colour the image and layered it onto black clard and then mounted it onto kraft card.  I added a ribbon and bow and added a wee snowflake charm and flower...oh yes and doodles and pearls were added!!

The Ribbon Girl - Christmas card
Crafty Calendar - It's all about Christmas
Less is More - non traditional Christmas colours
Winter Wonderland - pick & Mix (use 3 of something) I have used pearls
ABC Christmas Challenge - Very Merry Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - animals
Penny Black and More - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Shaped cards

Good morning sweet stampers, my goodness it's November!!

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!

Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week is shaped cards....totally out of my comfort zone but needed to make a baby card for a friend and came up with this.

We are sponsored this week by Crafts U Love...

...who are giving a £10 voucher to one lucky winner.

So for my card, I downloaded the shape and traced and cut it out in kraft card and then cut out the papers just slightly smaller and stuck them to the card.  One of the panels is embossed just to give a bit of texture.  I also added a piece of lace across the middle to tidy up the joins in the paper. I also added a wee bow and button to finish off.

Crafty catz - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - bows
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow


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