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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Princess - Sugar Nellie

Hope you are well and looking forward to spring being here as much as I am.  I'd also like to welcome my new followers.
My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is a sweet little gal digital image called Princess and you can find her at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
I decided to go CAS again and I love how this image lends itself to that style.  The cards was quite simple and quick because both the image and sentiment are digital, three little flags from some scrap paper, a button and done!
Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Dress - BV11, BV00, BV0000
Hair - E45, E44, E43, E41
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Princess    
Sentiment -Create with TLC's Subway Art 
Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or Bows
Time Out Challenges - Clean & Simple
Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cherry Cupcake


My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is using a sweet little birthday fairy digital image called Cherry Cupcake and you can find her at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
This was a great image to colour up and so quick and easy except for her hair... I had an awful time with the hair so I did what I always do when something needs a little something... I added Stickles!  I don't normally add Stickles to hair but it did give this one's a little oomph.
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:
Cupcake and pants - R85, R83, R81, R000 but I was so unimpressed with the hair that I didn't even write it down.
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Cherry Cupcake    
Sentiment - My Creative Time It's All About You
Dies - MFT Die-namics Flower Trio, MFT Blueprints 14
Paper - Upsy Daisy Designs
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, pearls from my stash
Challenges:
Fab n Funky - Focus on the image
In the Pink - For a special lady
QKR Stampede - Stitching faux or real (the die is stitched)
Scrapyland - #13 Anything goes using a die Scrapyland sells (Blueprints 14)
Simon Says Stamp - Things that Fly
Marker Pop #64 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Blue Christmas at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Blue Christmas'.  You can interpret it however you want but the theme must be Christmas-sy and blue.  This month, we are sponsored by Flat Friends who is generously giving away the prize of two digis to some lucky winner.

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.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copic Colours:
Trees - B52, B00, B000
Supplies:
Stamp - Purple Onion's Snowy Trees
Sentiment - Purple Onion's Framed Doodle
Dies - Lil Inker Designs Stictched Circles
Paper - Bo Bunny Candy Lane
Misc - Shabby Blue Frantage, Star Dust Stickles, Flat beads from my stash
Challenges:
ABC Christmas - edging punches or dies
Holly Jolly Christmas - dies and/or punches

Friday, March 6, 2015

Choose - Sugar Nellie

My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is using Choose, designed by Leanne Ellis and you can find her at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
I like these images and have several of the stamps.  They are a little funky and primitive and I like the look of them.  I had an awful time deciding on those sparkly hearts, in fact for the first week of this card's life there was a big green flower where they sit.  I was never really keen on it so I eventually pulled it off and added the hearts instead and I am much happier with them than the flower.
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:
Hair - E37, E35, Y32, YR31
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Shirt - BGF13, BG11, G00, G000
Supplies:
Image Stamp - Funky Kits Choose
Sentiment stamp - Verve Fluttering By
Dies - Verve Flag It, Simon Says Bundle of Stitches Shapes, Paper Smooches Stitched Frames
Paper - Authentique's Growth 
Challenges:
 One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Bring on the green
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - One for the girls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - For the Girls

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Little Bit of Gossip...

Last Friday of the month and then it's March... can't say as I'm sorry to see the backside of February either because this is bringing us that much closer to spring.  Believe me, spring is a very big deal because it's great to see the end of another Canadian winter is close to being over.
Today's card is my post for Sugar Nellie and I've used the sweet Little Bit of Gossip which is available from Funky Kits.  Love those little fairies!
 http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
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 -  Funky Kits digi  Little Bit of Gossip
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Highlight Frames, Marianne Craftables CR1248
Paper - Maja Design Summer Basics
Misc - Stickles
Copic Colours:
Dress - BV13, BV11, BV00, BV000; W5, W3, W0
Challenges:
Crafty Catz - use your dies and/or punches
Copic Marker Europe - Things with wings
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies or punches

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday you old buzzard!

A quick post from me this morning showing you a card I made for someone's birthday.  That 'someone' is getting older and older and older and with that comes all the jokes about being 'buzzard meat', the 'scavengers are circling', etc.  It's much more enjoyable when someone else is the one getting older... takes the focus off me!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp & Image - both included in the Art Impressions Zoo Crew Buzzard Set 4194
Paper - GCD Studio
Copic Colours:
Wings & head - C10, C7, C5, C3, C1, B00.  For the head, I added RV42
Front feathers, claws, beak - E15, E13, E11, E01; E99, E97, E95; YR24, YR23, YR21
Challenges: 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Eureka Stamps - Birthday Cards
Animal Friends - Image must include an animal
Card Mania - add some red (the bird's head)

Friday, February 20, 2015

If Only....

Today is my day to post an inspiration card at  Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Leanne Ellis's If Only image which you can find at Funky Kits.  I love the look of these images... they seem so old fashioned and modern at the same time.  They have a bit of the modern Steampunk look, or at least that's what they remind me of.  At any rate, I do like them.
 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.
Copics:
Hair/Skirt - C8, C7, C5, C3, C1
Dress - RV95, RV91, V000
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Image - Leanne Ellis's If Only
Paper - Maja Design A Gift For You
Challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #4 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #94 Anything Goes
Marker Pop - #62 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - For a Special Lady
The Stamping Boutique - Hearts 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Story Teller - Sugar Nellie


My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is using a sweet little fairy digital image called Story Teller and you can find her at Funky Kits.  Story Teller is also available in rubber for those of you who prefer the stamps and you can find her here.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
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:
Mushrooms - E37, E35, E33, E31, E41.  When finished colouring, I took my blender pen and dabbed it down to create the little dots.
Dress - R85, R83, R81, RV0000
Hair - W0, E40, E42, E44
Wings - RV10, RV000, RV0000, C2
Grasshopper - YG67, YG61, YG03
Supplies:
Image - Story Teller
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Dies - MFT Die-namics Flower Trio, PTI Tiny Tags
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, gems from my stash
Challenges:
In the Pink - Love is in the Air
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
Allsorts - Love is All Around
Crafting by Designs - Love is in the Air
Scrapyland - Anything Goes using any die Scrapyland sells (MFT Flower and Leaf Trio)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Show us some pink

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Only Words - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Time for another challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Just Words'.  So no images, just words and it will fit the theme.  This month, we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps who is generously giving away a fab prize to some lucky winner.
This card should have taken 20 minutes but no... it took 4 hours and a mound of trashed paper!  One thing after another and it was all dumb things... like sticking my finger into warm Frantage, gems looking like they were dark enough but sadly, they are not.  Well, guess what... that stuff smears until it sets.  I knew that too but it's like my brain nodded off for a few minutes.  Anyway, after a few different tries, I think I finally have it.
It was fairly easy once I got going.  I simply stamped the image with Versamark and then sprinkled Aged Teal Frantage over it.  After that was set, I used the Shabby Blue Frantage.

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.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp - Stampendous Jumbo Sparkle Joy
Frantage - Shabby Blue , Aged Teal
Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - KISS (Keep It Sweet & Simple)
Sparkle n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking