Friday, April 24, 2015

Full of Grace - Sugar Nellie

It's been a busy week here... can't tell you a thing I've managed to accomplish but I know I was busy.
Today's inspiration card at Sugar Nellie  is using the Full of Grace digi image and you can find this leggy little beauty at Funky Kits
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
In case you haven't seen it, there's two DT calls going on, one at The Sugar Bowl and Sugar Nellie is looking for another member as well so if you are interested, pop on over and check it out.
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits  Full of Grace digi
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat's Simple Sentiment
Dies - Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Triple Scallop
Misc - a sprinkle of Frantage and the pearls are from my stash

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marry Me Bridal Shower Card

 Today was a fun day in my craft room.  I needed a bridal shower card and had this fab Marry Me digi by Saturated Canary that I always wanted to do up and now I had the perfect excuse.  It came together fairly quickly because there's not a lot of colouring involved, simply a bit of shading and a wee bit of glitter.
I love those Saturated Canary images but haven't used one for a long time so I was happy to do have a chance to do this one up.  The black and white paper may not be the ordinary wedding colours but I always think it is so dramatic and striking so I went with it.
And lastly, a little Frantage... love how that just finishes everything off!
Supplies:
Image - Saturated Canary Marry Me
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Happy Heart Sentiment #4
Dies - the holey edge was made using the strip die from MFT Blueprints 14 - this is my favourite set of dies, it's like my 'Go To' set
Paper - Authentique
Flower - Prima's Chantel Medallion
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, Frantage
Copics:
Dress - C3, C1, C0
Hair - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51
Challenges:
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Add pearls or lace (mine is the lace flower), & use a die Scrapyland sells (MFT Blueprints 14)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Add flowers
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Things that start with 'B' (Bride)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet Pea - Sugar Nellie

Today's card is a happy, feel good kinda card and I'm in a great mood because if spring isn't here, it's so close I can smell it!  The birds are happy, there's bits of green grass showing and the weather is warm.  The only complaint I might have is the terrible wind... for two days it's roared all night and all day so I hope that ends soon.  I think this little gal with the ladybugs and green sprigs shows exactly how I feel about spring... it's my favourite time of year!
The digi image is Sweat Pea and you can find it at Funky Kits
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
There's still time to enter the Gorjuss party with the only requirement being to use a Gorjuss image on your project.
And last but not least, there's a DT call over at the Sugar Bowl so check that out too. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Shirt & Pants - R 85, R83 R81, R0000
Hair - E57, E55, E43, E41
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Sweat Pea    
Misc - Doodlebug Designs enamel dots, a sprinkle of Frantage
Challenges:
Pink Gem Designs - Spring is in the Air
CASology - Sweet
In the Pink - Make it Sparkle
Less is More - Up, Up and Away
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesdays - 3 of Something (enamel dots)
Crafty Catz - It's a Girl Thing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Daisy Vase - Sweet 7 Designs

In January of this year, I won the Sweetest Creation spot for challenge #9 at Sweet 7 Designs.  The winner of the Sweetest Creation gets a guest design spot in a future challenge so I was thrilled to bits when Mari wrote and asked me to join as a guest designer for this challenge. 

http://sweet7challenge.blogspot.ca/
Sweet 7 Designs has a very cool feature... they are always sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and the challenge prize is always 7 images of your choice from Bugaboo and really, who doesn't like those cute Bugaboo images!
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
 The image for this challenge is 3-D Elements so all you have to do is add something 3-D to your card like pop-up dots, etc.  I chose the LadybugDaisyVase image and it's a little hard to see but the daisys are the 3-D elements.  Here's a close up so you can see it a little better:
Supplies:
Image - Bugaboo's Ladybug Daisy Vase
Sentiment - Bugaboo's If Friends Were Flowers
Paper - First Edition's Isabella
Be sure to head on over to the challenge and check out what the rest of the gals created.
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges :
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Friday, April 10, 2015

Best Buds


My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is a digital image of a couple of fellas who are best buddies.  I love that sentiment which I found as a freebie on Create with TLC and I really debated about using it because it's so, so perfect for many reasons yet it seems a little gross too.  However, I know my grandsons would love it because that's the sort of thing they would think was hilarious.
The digi image is Best Buds and you can find it at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Shirts - YR24, Y26, Y23, Y21; YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91; E47, E43, E41; E59, E57, E55, E51
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Best Buds   
Sentiment -Create with TLC's Nose Full of Nickles
Dies - My Creative Time Stitched Sqquare Speech Bubble
Paper - Bo Bunny Zoo-ology
Background - I sponged in Tim Holtz distress inks in the following colours:  Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet, Brushed Corduroy

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Candles or Bells - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Candles or Bells'.  You can interpret it however you want but the theme must be Christmas-sy and have a candle or bell somewhere on it.  This month, we are sponsored by All Dressed Up who is generously giving away the prize of two digis to some lucky winner.
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Now for some details about my card.  I found this cute Candle Light Mice image at Di's Digi Downloads and I am sure I will be going back for more shopping.  I'm not big on mice but she's got some really cute ones over there.  I kept the card simple.. after colouring with Copics, I took a loopy cloth dipped in Copic Colorless Blender solution and dabbed it on the image to give a little texture.  The lines and sentiment are computer generated in Word, the embossed sprinkles are Shabby White Frantage (you know I luv that stuff!) and finally little bits of Stickles.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copic Colours:
Mice - E39, E35, E33, E31;  RV0000, RV10, RV21
Candle - E43, E41, E40l  YR07, YR04, YR02, YR23, YR31, YR30.  When finished with the flame, I sponged some Tim Holtz Marigold distress ink around it
Leaves - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG00
Berries - R59, R46, R43
Supplies:
Image - Candle Light Mice
Sentiment - Computer generated
Misc - Shabby White Frantage, Star Dust Stickles

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter




Happy Easter weekend to you!  This is a very quick post today to show the cards I made for the grands this Easter.  They had to be quick because I totally forgot about picking up some treats (chocolate, chocolate, chocolate) so I decided to quickly make up some cards and put a little cash in instead, which I'm sure both their mom and their teeth appreciated.
All images are by Pink Petticoat's Hoppy Bunnies set. These are so quick and easy because the sentiment is included with the image so it's print, colour and glue!
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges:

Allsorts - Easter
Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
The Stamping Boutique - Easter
Emerald Fairies - Spring Flowers/Easter (either or both)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Collector

Today is the launch of the new Gorjuss stamps over at Funky Kits and we are celebrating by having a competition for you to join and have a chance to win some scrumptious prizes from April 4 - April 17, 2015. What you need to do is easy enough... do up a card or any project using a Gorjuss stamp and link it up to the competition on the  Sugar Nellie page plus add the banner/badge above to let everyone know about the party.  Easy peasy, right?
If you don't already have a Gorjuss stamp, it's easy enough to get one... head on over to the Funky Kits store where you will find plenty to choose from.  Delivery from Funky Kits is super fast - they are in Scotland and I'm in Canada and I usually get my packages from Karen in a little more than a week so you have plenty of time.
 The Gorjuss Girl image I have used is called The Collector and available at Funky Kits.  There are quite a few of these little cuties under the Gorjus/Santoro collection and some new ones in the 'new' section.
 http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
It's a great set with 8 pieces which gives you oodles of fun ways to create your projects.  Do swing by the Sugar Nellie Inspiration Blog to check it out and view what the other gals on the DT have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Dress & hearts - RV99, R59, R37, R35
Hair - C10, C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Supplies:
Stamp -  Funky Kit's The Collector
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat's Simple Sentiment #4 digi
Hanging Heart - Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags die & coloured the same as the ones on the floor
Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Go Digital (mine is the sentiment)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - #41 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, No Foolin'

Friday, April 3, 2015

Parachute Jump with Sugar Nellie!

I think spring is finally here!  The snow is gone (yay!) and the temp has warmed.  I've seen little bits of green grass poking through so if I dare... I think winter is finally behind us!
I'd also like to welcome my new followers and thank you for taking the time to stop by.
My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is a digital image of a couple of little critters landing in for someone's birthday party.  The digi image is Parachute Jump and you can find it at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
A couple quick notes about the piece... first I coloured the bunny and pup, then dipped a cloth into Copic Colorless Blender, then dabbing it down to lift off some colour and give the image a mottled effect.  After that, I finished colouring the scene and then added the clouds by sponging in some Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass ink over a little cloud template I have.
Tomorrow is the launch and competition of/for the new Gorjuss stamps.
http://sugarnellie.blogspot.ca/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!Copics:
So sorry but I forgot to jot down the colours.  The bunny is shades of Copic E's and the pup is C's
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Parachute Jump    
Sentiment -Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Dies - Lil Inkers Large Sunshine, Taylored Expressions Cloud Duo
Paper - Fancy Pants Roadshow
Challenges:
ABC Challenge - Go Digital
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes but must use a die Scrapyland sells (mine is Taylored Expressions Cloud Duo)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Animal Fun
Animal Friends - Birthday and must include an animal
Cute as a Button - Anything Goes

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Collector

Today's Sugar Nellie inspiration post is not my usual card format but instead I decided to make a bookmark for a fab little gal I know who loves to read.  It can also double as a tag as I am going to put a nice little greeting on the back of it for her and stick in within the pages of  a new book we bought for her.
I'd also like to give a shout out to my teamie, the very talented Janine who created some new watermarks for the Sugar Nellie DT - thanks Janine!
The Gorjuss Girl image is called New Heights and available at Funky Kits.  There are quite a few of these little cuties under the Gorjus/Santoro collection and some new ones in the 'new' section.
 http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Dress - Y26, Y23, Y21, Y000
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes
Sister Act - #99 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes