Two years later

Wow, what a two years those turned out to be.

Without turning into a script for a documentary, things took a sharp turn, and this year I can say that I'm back one the road looking for sign posts to guide me on which way to turn?

I know that Sugar Nellie will not be making any new stamps, that world faces so many hurdles, I ain't fit to jump them anymore.
But I just have to take a look at an old stamp catalog and it's easy to remember how much I loved those stamps, and personally, I have a slightly large collection. I will always love crafting and this year I need to start all over again.

But where to start, I suppose right back at the beginning, teaching. Craft classes and get togetherness, being social with like minding folks who all understand the love of being creative.

I had a quick look at the top crafting sites in the UK, it shows more wood and vinyl sites, but Stamping Up demonstrators are still going strong. Are people still making cards as trends do come and go.

Personally I have been playing with wreaths, something the UK really has not taken too. There are next to no supplies available here but my trips to see the Grandsons allows me to shop for as much as I can fit in my case.
Sugar Cookies, well I might have cutters and sprinkles but not one cookie has been baked YET!
MDF, I have missed that trend but I'm excited to take up the challenge and will be working with that as soon as my studio is warm enough to work in.

But other things have changed in the last dozen or so years. Blogger, face book, Instagram and all the other social media formats, can I even tackle them?

So here I am, back to blogger, requested a reminder of my password and I'm in.

If anyone's out there still, tell me what's been going on these last few years, what are crafter excited about and do you agree or are you even crafting?

I'd love to hear from you, I might be talking to an empty room, is there anyone reading blogger anymore?

Karen

the beginning of the end

Those of you who are part of the face book groups already know that I had made the hard decision to close Sugar Nellie.

For a variety of reasons we have not added any new art work and without which we were going no where.

This has had a knock on effect at www.funkykits.co.uk as they are our online partner who sold all our new releases world wide for the last 9 years.

My life has changed as have my priorities, its time to let this one go.
Its been a lot of fun, many amazing people, much excitement and a lot of learning along the way. Thank you for joining me on this journey, your support and encouragement has been unmeasurable.

There is also a lot of rubber to find loving homes for and the sale of Sugar Nellie rubber stamps is underway.

Other brands that Funkykits stock will also be added over time.

Heartfelt thanks for all your support and love. Karen




The best things in life .....

Hi everyone,
As digital images are this week
as showcase I wanted to use a different
stamp than the Furry Friends range.
So for today.used Wish upon a star.
It is currently on the retiring list,
so would get it asap if you want this digi.


She can be bought here:


She is coloured with copics.
I thought I create a scene with animals around
this cute stamp.
Here is my card:


Thank you so much for visitig this blog today.
Sadly this is my last post on this blog.

Happy Crafting and hugs,
Marion

Victoria Standing

Happy Thursday!

Debra here with some inspiration...

This week the design team is featuring digital stamps.  
I used Victoria Standing, from the Simply Adorable digital section.
Sadly, this is my last post for Sugar Nellie.  It was a fun year!

Close Up:
The image is colored with Copic Markers.
E00, E11, E21, E31, E33, E41, E42, E43, YR21, YR24, R02, R20, R22

You can find this image and many others here...


Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you have a blessed day!
Deb

Think happy thoughts

Hi everyone,
As this is our week of anything but a card
I made a pillow box for you.
I always like the colour white on kraft and on my
pillow box I stamped an image white on kraft.
I liked it that much that I did not want to colour it.


The stamp I used is a Scrapberry stamp.
This stamp is called little sister
You can find this one here


And here is the pillow box:


Thank you so much for stopping by.
See you next time,
Happy crafting and hugs,
Marion

Gift Wrapped & Made with Love

Happy Thursday!

Debra here with some inspiration...

This week we have an 'anything but a card' theme.
I made a gift tag using 'Gift Wrapped' and 'Made with Love'.

Bag:

You can find this image and many others here...


Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you have a blessed day!
Deb

Snow Fun

HI everyone,
Today is my turn to show you
a Christmas card.
I always loved the Simply Sassy range
so thought it would be lovely to use
one of the winter images from that
range for my card today.
The choice was made for Tammy


Tammy is coloured with copics
 You can find this image here


I used an older paperpad for my card
that I hardly use snce I like it a lot.
Here is my card with this cute image:

Thank you so much for visiting this blog today.
Untill next time,
Happy Crafting and hugs,


Marion