Busy Bee

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz.
Busy Bee, Busy Bee.

Have you seen this lovely little Gorjuss Bumble Bee from Sugar Nellies? So sweet! I’ve used Gayle’s lovely sketch from The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week, I’ve just made the deadline! Well, I’ve been such a Busy Bee 🙂

The wonderful summery papers are DCWV from Quixotic Paperie – aren’t they glorious?

Her little wings are coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Shimmerz paints Angel Wings, which you can now get from Quixotic Paperie – Wahoo! You know how I love Shimmerz! I am so glad that Elaine is stocking it!

Hope you are having a Busy Bee Day

Stamp – Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Bumble Bee
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – PrismaColor pencils; Sansodor; Shimmerz Paints Angel Wings
Papers – DCWV
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape
Other – Ribbon; Hinges; brads


Sugar Nellie Meets Grunge

The Sugar Bowl has a lovely sketch from Judy this week and here is my last-minute take of the fabby sketch with the added bit of Shimmerz Spritz sparkle on the flower and the twill.

Hope you are all having great weeks, catch-ya laters! 🙂

Stamp – Sugar Nellie; Studio G Alpha
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black; Sepia
Colouring – Letraset Promarkers
Papers – BasicGrey
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; 3D-foam
Other – Lace; Shimmerz Spritz Terracotta; Twill tape; Bead; Metal flower centre; staples; label hardware; brads; Tim Holtz Distress inks; White gel pen; EK Success border punch


Sugar Nellie Duda Daze Blog Hop

I am so lucky to be part of the Sugar Nellie‘s new Duda Daze stamps release blog hop. Karen asked for some volunteers for the new range designed by Diane Duda and I was awfully lucky to put my hand up in time. My new stamp arrived a while ago and I’ve had to sit on my hands until now before I could show it to you all!

If you have come to my blog from Ali’s blog then you are doing well, if not you need to start at the Sugar Nellie’s blog.

Here is my effort with these fab new stamps:

So your next blog to hop to is April’s All Eyes Are On Me Now


Happy Hopping

Stamp – Sugar Nellie
Ink – Versafine Onyx black
Colouring – PrismaColor pencils; Koh-i-noor pencils; Derwent pencils; Sansodor
Papers – Basic Grey
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape


Sugar Sugar Time For Tea And Some Tea Time News

You could not get a Tea Time more sugary sweet than this 🙂

This month the Project of the Month over at the Sugar Sugar challenge blog is door hangers and here is a ‘Come On In, It Is Time For Cakes’ door hanger that I shall be putting up on my door. LOL.

And all you guys that have been waiting for the Kaboodles Doodles Challenge blog to challenge us again there is a new challenge and a DT call running at the moment. There have been a lot of changes over at the Kaboodles Doodles blog, a few of us had to move on due to different commitment strains; unfortunately, it was a big hit ‘coz it all happened at the same time! But on the plus side it means that there are some DT spaces up for grabs! So pop over and have a look and they have a fab sketch that I’m hoping to have a go at later.

Blog candy notice – the amazing Debbie at Passion For Crafts has some equally amazing blog candy up for grabs with stamps from Sugar Nellie, Copics, K&Co papers; nesties, the lot! Us mortal bods just can’t compete 🙂

Stamps – Sugar Nellie; Papermania Alpha
Inks – Colour box chalks
Colouring – Koh-i-noor; PrismaColor; Derwent; Sansodor
Papers – Freebies from Cardmaking and Papercrafting Mag
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; glue dots; double-sided tape
Other – Dimension glue; Cuttlebug; Nesties


Sugar Bowl Challenge

A challenge card today and this is for the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. The papers are from the Bloomin’ kit from Designs by Krista. I’ve coloured the Gorjuss girl with my PrismaColor pencils and of course finished the card with some hand-stitching.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie Gorjuss
Ink – Versafine onyx black
Colouring – prismacolor pencils; sansodor
Papers – Designs By Krista
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other – embroidery thread; Buttons; Ribbon


Sugar Stitch

As promised a card! After a very lazy Easter weekend with very little crafting going on – shock! Horror! I have managed to finish this card for you today.

I’ve used the Twilight In Provence Papers from Designs By Krista which, btw, is only $1 and Krista has a sale going on at her shop with lots of yummy downloadable kits for fantastic prices.

The beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp is coloured with my usual mix of Derwent and Prismacolor pencils but I’ve also used the Shimmerz paints Blue Sky, Sunflower and Sugar Plum to add that extra shine.

Then you might notice a bit of hand stitching again?

Stamp – Sugar Nellie
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaColor blue; Distress inks broken china, lavender
Colouring – Prismacolor pencils; Derwent pencils; Sansodor; Shimmerz paints
Papers – Designs By Krista
Usual suspects – Double-sided tape; Paper trimmer; scissors
Other – Embroidery thread; needle


Spring Sugar

So Spring Break has started for many children in the UK and next weekend it is Easter, which means that we have a four-day weekend. To celebrate Easter/Spring Sugar Sugar has a Easter/Spring challenge on this month which must be anything except a card.

I’ve made a little chocolate egg holder. OK, so this would have looked a bit fuller but, well, some of them might have fallen into my mouth. LOL.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie
Ink – VersaFine onyx black
Colouring – Derwent pencils; Prismacolor; Sansodor
Papers – HOTP
Usual suspects – Double-sided tape
Other – Acetate; Cuttlebug; Curved Rectangles Mega Nestibilies; Ribbon; Button


A Bit Of Colour Inspiration And Name That Stitch Competition…

A challenge card today taking inspiration from the Colour Create Challenge blog, which is celebrating a fab 10k hits – well done, guys. They have some blog candy to celebrate so hop over ASAP 🙂

These are colours I rarely use but really like so I had to have a go! I dug about in my stash to find a colour match and after much hunting I found the mix of papers you see on this card.

I’ve done some hand-stitching on the card. For a bit of fun can you name the stitches? The first person who can name the three types of stitch I’ve used on this card will receive a little stash RAK from me 🙂 So have a guess and leave me a comment or email me.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie Gorjuss
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Derwent pencils; Prismacolor; Sansodor
Papers – HOTP; Papercraft Essentials cover gift; Others that I have no idea where they came from 🙂
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other – Button; Shimmerz Flashee Fuschia; Embroidery thread; needles; Paper files; Seam ripper


Sweet Sugar Flowers

Have you ever done one of those cards that just changes several times over from first concept to final product? Well this was one of them! It has changed so much that I’m not sure what to call it now. LOL.

Indecisive is my middle name 🙂

Right, well, anyway this card uses the fab cracking UTEE technique which is this month’s technique to try on Sugar Sugar.

Now I was sure I had some clear UTEE somewhere but can I find it? Can I heck as like! So I’ve used a bucket load of normal clear embossing powder and a lot of patience.

The fabby Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis image is coloured with pencils, sansodor on a watercolour backwash and the flower, bubbles and embossed detail are painted with yummy sparkly Shimmerz Flashee Fuschia Blingz.

Image – Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis
Colouring – Prismacolor pecils; Derwent pencils; sansodor; Koh-I-Noor watercolours; Shimmerz Flashee Fuschia
Papers – DCWV
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape
Other – Ribbon; Clear embossing powder; heat gun; versamark; flowers; Flower brad


Has It Turned Cold?

Another card from last year for you today. I haven’t blogged it yet but you might have seen it in Papercrafts Essentials if you read the magazine.

The image is a cute Hamish from Sugar Nellie and he has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils then embossed to give that ‘just snowing texture’ 🙂 I cut the border with a circle template and scissors and stamped the ickle snowflakes in pearlescent ink.

And as luck would have it the SugarBowl has a Christmas theme so I thought I might be a bit cheeky and enter it into the challenge 🙂

Ever wanted to know about the Cat Herders?
So cute 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie; Pink Cat Studio
Ink – Versafine Onyx Black; Brilliance pearlescent
Colouring – Prismacolor pencils; sansodor
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; scissors
Other – ribbon; circle template; cuttlebug and embossing folder


Doodles Galore

Everyone loves a good doodle 🙂 Here is some doodling for the A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge. I admit that I didn’t do the doodling myself but it was already on the paper, and then there is the Rhonda Farrer flower doodle stamp I’ve used as the background for the image.

The doodle flowers are stamped using Marvy Le Plume watercolour pens and I’ve used some sparkle for the colouring of the Sugar Nellie image, with some pearlescent paints.

Have a fab Saturday.

Stamp – Sugar Nellie; Rhonda Farrer
Inks – VersaFine Sepia; Marvy Le Plume pens
Colouring – Marvy Le Plume watercolour pens; Pearlescent watercolour paint
Papers – Papermania
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; silicone glue
Other – ribbons; buttons