Friday, January 23, 2015

Summer Joy Princess - Sugar Nellie



Glad you stopped by.  Today's card is featuring another of Sugar Nellie's cute little ScrapBerry critter stamps and this is Summer Joy Princess.  The set is so cute... it's got a couple flourish stamps, a crown, castle, heart and of course Princess.  I got off to a rollicking good start on this card.  Didn't take any time at all to decide on the paper and layout.  Even the gray bunny parts moved along quickly and then the ears... holy smokes, I ended up with the brightest pink inner ears you ever saw!  I tend to be a little heavy-handed at times and this was one of them.  There really wasn't a lot I could do with them at that point except try to tone them done and I think it worked... I went over the pink with a Copic Gray C0 and although it still isn't as 'light and delicate' as I intended, I'm happy with the outcome.  I love this image and this card is for a very special 'little princess' I know.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/index.php
You can find these stamps over at Funky Kits... check out the 'what's new', there's a lot of cute little cats and bunnies in there.  Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl  and check out then head on over to  Sugar Nellie Blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamps -  Summer Joy Princess, the flourish on the sentiment piece and around the circle is from the stamp set
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper - Authentique Formal
Dies - CC Designs Stiched Circles
MFT - Blueprints 14 (the flower/button)
Misc - Antique Linen Distress Ink, Star Dust Stickles
Copics
Gray Fur - C5, C3, C2, C1, C0
Pink inner ear - RV11, RV10 and then over all of it with C0
Dress - R0000. R81, R83
Challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Cards & More - Animals
Papertake Weekly - Use three or more different shapes on your card
Sweet 7 Designs - Anything New
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes

Friday, January 16, 2015

Basik & K Thinking of You

Oh dear... what a moan I am having today!    I am really running behind, can't believe the month is half done, had an 8 hour meeting (yes, you read that right) yesterday and was hard pressed to get my card done for our Sugar Nellie Inspiration post.  Whew... I made it by the skin of my teeth and have to say, I am not really thrilled with the card.  These new ScrapBerry images at Funky Kits are the cutest little stamps but I was so rushed for time that... well, all I can say is that I wish I'd had more time!
This is one of the new ScrapBerry stamps which has been released at Funky Kits this month and this buggy eyed little cat set is called Thinking of You.  That cat has the funniest expression ever!
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/index.php

Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl  and check out the Sugar Nellie Blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Cat - C7, C5, C3, C1.  After colouring in the cat, I took a loopy piece of cloth saturated with Copic Colorless Blender medium and held it down to add some texture.  The mouse was coloured using the lighter gray colours.
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - ScrapBerry's Basik & K Thinking of You
Dies - Sizzix Banner Triplets, Verve Heart Quartet

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Nativity

Here we go, my first Christmas card for 2015 but I do have to say, it seemed a little difficult to begin making holiday cards right now.  It's always so hectic and busy, busy that once the holidays are over, I get lazy and it appears as though this year is no different.  Thank goodness for Christmas at Sweet Stampin' though because by the end of the year, I always have a few cards ready and am glad I was doing them.
The theme at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for the first challenge of the year is Nativity.  I found this lovely little image over at the Digi Stamp Boutique and this image is one from the set called Nativity Scene.
I used a computer generated sentiment and then swirled in some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink for the background.  I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans and kept it fairly light because I am notorious for blasting in with a heavy hand and then wishing I had kept it lighter.  After colouring the image with Copics, I added a Gold Stickles to the star and little dabs for more stars.
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 cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.  This month, we are sponsored by Funky Kits and the winner will receive two digis of their choice.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
 Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Challenges:
ABC Challenge - Anything Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
MarkerPop - Anything Goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Challenge

Friday, January 9, 2015

Boat Tour

Good morning and thanks for stopping by.  Today's card features another of the cute Scrapberry stamps just released at Funky Kits and this set is called  Boat Tour.  It's a very cute set of clear stamps which includes this fun little fella plus several other images including a buoy, an anchor and the flag banner.   These new stamps will be showcased all month on the Sugar Nellie Inspiration Blog so be sure to pop by and see what the rest of the gals have created.

http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
I made this card for a sweet little fella who is turning two years old soon and as soon as I saw the image, I thought it would be perfect for his card.  Now I have to go on the hunt for a very special gift to go with it.
Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl and there's always plenty of inspiration on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Bunny - E57, E55, E53, E53, E51.  After colouring in the bunny, I took a loopy piece of cloth saturated with Copic Colorless Blender medium and held it down to add some texture.
Clothes - B97, B95, B93, B91, B000
Supplies:
Image -Funky Kits Boat Tour
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Set 20 For Her Sentiment.  I used a font to print out the birthday boy's name and snipped the edges so it would fit within the sentiment.
Dies - Spellbinder Edgeabilities Classic Triple Scallop, Quikutz Nested Circles
Paper - Maja Design Coffee in the Arbor
Misc - Pearls from the stash
Challenges
One Crazy Stamper - Blue, White and an Embellishment
Scrapyland - Anything Goes but must use a die Scrapyland sells -mine is Spellbinders and Quickutz
Sister Act - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Anything Goes with a Twist (use a something new - mine is the stamp set and the paper)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Basik & Sparrows

Here we are... 2015 and a Happy New Year to you!
My first card for the year is using a new stamp set from Sugar Nellie called Basik & Sparrows which is available at Funky Kits (it will be in the shop on Monday).  It's a very cute set of clear stamps which includes this fun little spy cat plus 6 little birds and a flower.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
You still have time to enter the design team call at the Sugar Bowl and there's a challenge as well. There is also always plenty of inspiration on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Cat - C5, C3, C1, C00.  After colouring in the cat, I took a loopy piece of cloth saturated with Copic Colorless Blender medium and held it down to give Mr. Meow some texture.
Scarf - E57, E55, E53, E51
Supplies:
Image - Sugar Nellie's Basik & Sparrow
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Dies - Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Lil Inker Large Sunshine, Quikutz Nested Circles, Verve Flag It
Paper - My Mind's Eye Reunion
Misc - We R Memory Keepers Enamel Shapes
Challenges:
ABC - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Something  Old, Something New (old is the enamel shapes, the sentiment, the dies & new is the stamp images)
4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrations
Card Mania - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Blue, White and an Embellishment

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Tags

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and my wish to you is to have a happy, prosperous and terrific 2015! 
Every year I make a few tags to add to gifts and this year I chose to use some of the sweet little animals from Sugar Nellie's collection which can be found at Funky Kits.  I adore these little critters and they are as cute as can be at any time but so sweet when reduced to tag size.  As a bonus, they work up quickly because they are so small and were a huge hit for those receiving their gift with them attached.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
All images were coloured with Copics and for the first tag, I used Penguin Party:
And finally, an image which is free with a purchase:
The tags are the Tag Builders Blueprints 2 set from My Favorite Things.  For the lettering, I used a Word font called 'Christmas'.
You still have time to enter the design team call at the Sugar Bowl and there's a new challenge as well. There is also always plenty of inspiration on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Scrappy Land - Holidays plus must use a die Scrappy Land sells (mine is MFT)
A Crafty Mess -  Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Anything Goes BUT a card
Sentimental Sundays - Anything but a card


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pretty in Bows

I have to tell you, the last month has been a whirlwind and I think I am going to welcome the slow routine-ness of January.  I really haven't accomplished a lot but have been quite busy with those end of the year appointments like the optometrist, dentist, etc. and I am glad they are over, especially the dentist.
We have a new challenge at The Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and as always, the theme is Anything Goes.  To enter the challenge, you have to follow three simple rules:   You must follow the challenge theme,  your entry must include a Sugar Nellie image and finally, you  must link your project to The Sugar Bowl.  The first place winner will receive a prize of 4 SN digis with the second prize of 2 digis.
There is also a design team call at The Sugar Bowl and you still have time to enter.  It's a fab group and I love those images, both rubber and digi.

http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.ca/
 Now, on to some details about the card.  I chose to use one of the rubber All Dressed Up images and this little gal is called Pretty in Bows and I think she is too.  Yellow is not a colour I normally use but I found these pretty Authentique papers and like the softer, more muted tones.  Silly thing though of course now that the card is together, the photo taken and watermarked, I see I have the music paper upside down.  Sheesh...hahhaha... I do this stuff a lot and why is it that you don't ever see it until it is posted?  At least I don't.  Not a big deal I guess but one of those picky little things that are a minor annoyance.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas, a Joyful Holiday and I wish you the very best for 2015.
Supplies:
Stamps:  Pretty in Bows
Copics:  Dress - E57, E55, E53, E51;  Hair - E37, E35, YR23, Y23; Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers - Everything Goes 
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes but not Christmas
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sugar Nellie, Sugar Nellie, Sugar Nellie!

I have some very exciting news I want to share!  Sugar Nellie recently had a design team call and since this has always been a DT I've aspired to be on, I decided to throw my hat into the ring.  I was so thrilled and still am that I was asked to join the Sugar Nellie team... there were so many fabulous entries (and I do mean fabulous) and I was so lucky to have been asked if I wanted a spot.  Like really? .... of course I'd love to! (that took a nano second!)
So today's card is my first post as a Sugar Nellie design team member.  For my card, I chose to use Sundae Service from Funky Kits.  I've had this stamp for a while now and have always liked it so today is the day!  It's been many, many years since those days of serving ice cream or burgers on roller skates happened and I always loved it in the movies where those pretty pony-tailed gals wheeled around serving food.  I can barely stand up on the darn things so I've always thought roller skating was a real talent.
Also, don't forget to swing by The Sugar Bowl Challenge blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook page for some fabulous inspiration.  Remember... there's a DT call happening at the Sugar Bowl!
Thanks for stopping by.
Copics:
Dress:  R83, R81, R000
Hair:  E57, E55, E53, E50, YR234
Skin:  E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Stamps:  Sundae Service,
Sentiment:  Little Darlings Girls Rock
Paper:  Authentique Engage
Dies:  Quickutz Nested Circles, Quickutz Nested Scallops
Challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Lots of Layers
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Dies R Us- Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Sports - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Thanks for stopping by. Christmas is nearly here and are you ready yet?  I am sort of but not really... that's a whole story it itself!
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Winter Sports.  I used Saturated Canary's sweet Nikki who is ice skating.
Our sponsor is Iva Nova Chest and the challenge winner will receive a lovely prize package.



Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and have fun with it.
Supplies:
Dies -  Verve Flag It, MFT Flower & Leaf Trio
Sentiment - PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - Maja Design
Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Winter Wonderland
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Snowy Days
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Challenge at the Sugar Bowl!

Well, November is nearly done and like everyone else, I'm wondering how this year sped by so quickly.  It will soon be Christmas and then we will be into 2015!
Time for a new challenge at Sugar Nellie's Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and as always, the theme is Anything Goes.  To enter the challenge, you have to follow three simple rules:   You must follow the challenge theme,  your entry must include a Sugar Nellie image and finally, you  must link your project to The Sugar Bowl.  The first place winner will receive a prize of 4 SN digis with the second prize of 2 digis.
For my card, I've used the Furry Friends image which I just love.  I've used this one a couple times before and it's still one of my favourites but if you want the stamp, you will have to hurry because it is on the list of images about to retire.  Once it's gone, it's gone...
Copic Colours:
Coat, mitts:  BG15, BG13, BG11
Fur:  BG11, BG10
Bear:  C5, C4, C2, C00
Supplies:
Stamps:  Funky Kits Furry Friends, PTI Tiny Tags
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Doily Die (I cut some of the edges off with a circle die to give it the notched look, PTI Tiny Tags
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!