SOS I've got keys!

Or is that Share On Thursday. SOT

It's been a long hard year at the House of Sugar, that why you have not heard much from me.

Our bricks and Mortar store closed at the end of our lease and we had to pack it all up and put it in storage as I could not find a suitable new home.  Every space I own looks like lockers from Storage Wars!

Kate moved on to pastures new which left little old me to say good bye to all our lovely customers that have supported us over the years. With no place to go, early retirement was on the horizon until I seen just how much stock there was, far too much to write off and donate.

At the same time Funky kits moved into a new building with all sorts of chaos. Lost stock, no wifi, cramped conditionand incompetent  seasonal help.  I'm glad that most orders are now digital and process without any issue. It's still not running a smoothly as I would like and this causes a wee bit of unwanted stress.

But long story cut short, we have a new forever home. 

There is renovation work to be done, and many options with the rest of this sprawls building. A quaint country cottage, garden, own car park, loads of character and features that will make for an interesting store. 

I'll be putting my thinking cap on while on Granny leave, baby due on 14 September so I'll be flying out to Philadelphia to do my bit. As it's my first grandchild, I'm rather excited.❤️
I'll leave the men to "flip" the building and hope that October sees the new improved craft shop open in time for Christmas craft projects and classes.

I'll leave you with the before pictures of the building. It was a pub & restaurant before closing.

The only part of the business with out  news is Sugar Nellie. The DT and sweeties continue to do a fantastic job showcasing the sweet stuff. Fiona has been invaluable in her organising. 

My main job is to find new art but there are so many negatives affecting the industry right now that I'm reluctant to open my self up to more problems. Might just sit tight for a while longer and see how things pan out. 

So as Debbie packs her hospital bag, I'm packing my suitcase full of new born baby cloths, big case is all neutral and one piece of hand luggage in blue and one in pink. Which one shall I grab on the way out the door? Excited much!

Take care sugar addicts and I'll try to keep in touch more, promise.

Little Foxes

Good Morning, Melissa here.

For today's inspiration I have used 'Little Foxes' from the Gorjuss Range.
She is available in store.

Medium - Copic Markers.
A complete list of supplies is available on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and please pop back tomorrow for more inspiration.


Monday Inspiration....

Hello everyone....

Vicky here today to share with you my card using
one of our adorable Country Cousin stamps...and
this sweetie is called....

I have used some pretty LOTV papers for the base of my card...
then embossed some plain card stock with a MFT stencil...

Coloured her with my Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils..
and cut her out using my Scan n Cut...

and stamped the leaves and flowers ( an old stamp set from Sheena Douglas) onto
some matching papers  and cut them out using again my Scan n Cut..and all
the dies used are from MFT....

And you get get this wee beauty here..

So thanks for stopping by....and have a lovely day too....

Vicky xx

Floral Ladies

Happy Sunday! Hope you are enjoying your week-end! It’s Jeanette here and I wanted to share my latest creation with you. This is a digital image and so I was very easily able to size it to 6x8”. The perfect size for my art journal.


The image and background were colored with Copic markers and the edge was colored with Wink of Stella Gold brush. I then went in with my Sharpie white poster paint pen to add the dots.


This particular image in not in the store at the moment but you can find 3 other sweet images from the Floral Ladies line HERE.

Be sure to check out the Sugar Bowl challenge and we would love to see you over at our Sugar Nellie Facebook page!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Easy Rider

Hi everyone,
Wow, is already a week passed ?
It is Saturday, so I may give you 
some inspiration with one of the
gorjuss stamps from the store.
This time I choosed a digi from Furry Friends
It is called Easy Rider:

Isn't this cat image the cutest ?
Just love these digis.
You can find this lovely fellow here:

I wanted the image and the papers to come out,
so kept my card very clean with embelishments
and did not even add a text.
Here is my card:

I wanted the cute one to ride in a romantic atmosphere.
I coloured the image with copics.
I am happy you visited this blog today.
Have a great weekend,
Happy Crafting and hugs,

You are Braver, Stronger, Smarter

Hi there!  Marilyn here with Friday's Inspiration post and my latest make for Sugar Nellie.
For today's card, I used one of the images from the super cute Wellington Bear set available at the Funky Kits store.
The sentiment is a Christopher Robin quote which I printed up on the computer using a Simply Glamorous and Underwood Champion fonts.
Be sure to pop back in 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!

Make A Wish

Hello Sugar Fans! 
It's Janine here with my usual Wednesday post.

For my card this week I've used the ever so cute digital stamp called 'Make A Wish' available from Funkykits.

I think she's beautiful; just so elegant sitting there with her magic wand. 

I used a 6" x 6" scallop card blank and matted it with deep blue card.  I printed my image directly onto some lemon card and die cut it into a circle, to add a little dimension I stencilled stars on it with glittery texture paste.

I printed the image again onto my colouring cardstock and coloured it with Copic Markers, then fussy cut it out. The cut out image was then added on top of the lemon circle using foam tape and attached to my card base.

To finish off I added glitter to her wand and wings, and added a few die cut buttons with a gem.

For full details of everything I've used and did, please check out my blog here.
Thank you for dropping by, and don't forget to call by tomorrow to see more fabulous inspiration from our fab Design Team and why not join our facebook group.

big Hugs
x Janine x