Good day sugar addicts, now this is what I was looking for. A feature in Craft Stamper magazine using Mary Hall designs for Sugar Nellie.
Judy always says that I give her all the boy stamps, she might be right as Judy has three gorgeous little boys and not forgetting that hubby is cute too *wink*
It does not stop Judy from doing girly things as you can see from her blog and with 99 blog posts tagged as Sugar Nellie, that's a gallery in itself!
Both the cards above and the more recent cards using a Leanne Ellis stamps are showing off the distressed look which I notice is becoming very popular. Mr Tim Holtz has always had a following but I think here in the NE of Scotland, one of his biggest fans and a very popular local craft celebrity Kath, has introduced his style to many a crafter both is our Elgin store Papercrafts and also in Jacqui's Alford store Simply Create.
I have a TH distressing tool and also those new sizzix dies, the flowers are on my wish list, maybe the bird cage too.....maybe if I can find someone who has them instock! I also have a few pictures of the Sugar Babes in Orlando at CHA with Mr Holtz, lucky for them the picture are not on this computer, hahaha
We, Jacqui and myself, are very luck as shop keepers to have so much local talent who are all willing to help out at demonstration days and classes, it is an important part of having a store and being able to offer your customers inspirational ideas for them to try. It is such a buzz putting classes and demonstrations together and the elf's in the HOS are getting prepared to bring a little sweetness to Ellon in Aberdeen shire in August.
Visit your local store and see what going on in your area, the Internet is a great source of everything but shops play an important role in crafting too and there is nothing quite like seeing things in the flesh and being able to appreciate colours and textures is there? Tell me about your local store, does it tick all your boxes, does it stock Sugar Nellie stamps and more importantly how often do you pop in and visit?
Maybe we should have a little vote for your favourite store and send them some sugar..............now there is an idea :)
have a good day girls and take careKaren