With the family not more adult than child, more teen than toddler, it's sad to say I don't have any toys to buy for Christmas. James is 12 and wants to start his own flock of sheep, (ideas on how to wrap those up please) and Megan has never been a girly girl, no dolly's or pink please, all she want is a pet ! So that's two sheep to wrap LOL
I have a lot of wrapping paper to do but it will not be anything for under my tree :) I have a lot of thank you gifts to send and its difficult to by craft supplies for those who have everything. I do like hand made gift but I need pretty things now and time is always against me. I think a trip to ETSY is the answer.
I will be wrapping a few things for you too, as my thank you for the support you always give me and the encouragement to keep finding you new trends in stamping. We will have to operate a lucky dip draw because there are so many of you. I don't suppose you want a sheep too? LOL I might get a good deal from the farmer if I buy in bulk.
As the end of a year approaches, changes are a happening. We will say goodbye to Maya and Erika from the SN & SS DT. These girls have worked hard to bring fresh ideas and beautiful cards to our table, they have been amazing and will be missed.
But what will the new year bring, to early to tell, for us as a family it is a huge year, our baby girl gets married and there are lots of things to go along side that move that I will tell you about later.
The HOS, we will continue to bring you adorably cute stamps, both in rubber and digital. We are looking at other lines too, so nothing sits still around her. The last craft class of the year is held tonight by Kate. We have a few magazine articles to complete before we can sit back with the mulled wine and mince pies................*sings* it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
take care and stay safe
PS just a quick few words from me, Karen.
I cant believe that we are almost at the end of November,
I think the mild weather has effected the season in more ways than one.
So with December just around the corner,
we are taking it a bit easy for the next few weeks,
there is no new rubber until next year!
The Dt have been fantastic and they deserve time off
to spend with their friends and family too.
With a few of us having extra holidays over the festive holidays,
its not a surprise to know that many of you take to the computer
and often treat yours selves to something sweet via the post.
It's time for me to wrap up some sweet treats too.
I will be sharing these with you very soon,
Christmas Candy to be given away here on the blog, starting in December.
Stay tuned and keep reading for a chance at a little sweetness under your trees this year.
take care, stay warm
I'm having bursitis in my shoulder so I can't do much cardmaking, and this project I allready had finished.
The basic of the project is a paperbag. I folded it twice so you get a purse idea.
The papers(bobunny-father christmas) are traditionel... my kind of christmas colors.
I would love to read which christmas papers are your favorites at this moment?
I've colored her with copics markers and have used several dies from Tim Holtz.
I've put a little tag with a sentiment in the purse, but you can put some candy in it too, or a giftcard!
I hope I inspired you to do some more christmas stamp and card making..
Sheesh!! I'd just finished writing up the above post and scheduling it when I came across a new entry into the Sugar Bowl challenge which I just HAD to show you!
Cor blimey Vicky! You are quick off the mark with this! Her gorgeous card uses the free limited edition stamp which was only available when purchasing the offer kit...and they sold out fast!
Love Elaine (again) xx
I chose papers from the Fancy Pants Summer's End pad and layered patterned papers in similar colours onto brown patterned papers to create a simple layout and added stitching around the edges of the papers. The lace which coordinates beautifully with the paper is available here and the matching button is available here.
I coloured my image using Promarkers. I used Turquoise, Duck Egg blue and Aqua for her jeans and the green was blended from Olive, Moss and Pear Green.
I added some flowers from my stash and a sentiment die cut with a label shape and some turquoise pearls as a finishing touch.
Have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane uses such bright and cheerful colours in her cards, just beautiful, thank you Jane.
Now who all did the Simply Sassy blog hop this weekend past, WOW our girls are just fantastic, Maria and her SS DT do a wonderful job of showcasing the stamps AND the kit sold out! Great job everyone.
Who stopped by and left comments? Anyone not checked if they have won candy? Best have a look HERE
short and sweet from me today, saving up my quota of words for another day.....
I decided to move a wee bit out of my comfort zone and try something a little different! I'm taking a little break from making Christmas cards...YAY!...and I decided to ink up a Leanne Ellis stamp that I've had for more than a year! Yikes!!! So...I kind of went with a "dreamy and whimsical" theme...What'cha think?
I started working for Karen three years ago when she asked me if I would like a job in the shop. Wow I snapped that up, I mean who wouldn't. I have always been into crafts since I was little, knitting, sewing, crocheting and self taught florist. I started cardmaking about 5 years ago after watching the TV and realized that I could do that and found Karen at her first shop up the street. I entered a competition in the shop and lo and behold I won it, first thing I ever won apart from a raffle.
I never really stamped before apart from embossing but my first Sugar Nellie buy was the Little Cotton Rabbits which I still use and was hooked. I only drooled over everyone else's work and eventually I splashed out and bought Copics which I love, mind you I was given a gift of Prismas from Karen for Christmas and love them too. I wouldn't say that working in the shop is what you would call hard work but it has its moments, I take classes on the Tuesday evening and sometimes on a Saturday which takes a lot of time first of all deciding what to do and then how long it will take. We have a very loyal customer base in Elgin and quite a few come to the classes on a regular basis which makes it easy to teach because most of them know me.
I am very honoured to have been asked to be on the show case for the Sugar Nellie blog and feel a wee bit guilty by not having a blog but there is never enough hours in the day and I know that I spend far too much time drooling over all the beautiful work that is out there. I used to clean my house within a inch of its life but now my time in my craft room is more important, although sometimes its past my bedtime before I know it. I can't say which of the ranges of Sugar Nellie is my favourite because it changes daily but at the minute it is the Jingle bells Festive Garland because it reminds me of when I worked with flowers at Christmas and my friend and I decided to make wreaths at home to sell to family and friends. It got out of hand after a while we had too many orders and were working morning noon and night, but hey it was fun.
Being able to see what stamps are coming out before everyone else is fun because Mark and I get to name them sometimes, not always that they end up with that name!
Anyway that's all from me and by the time this comes out I will be on holiday so no one can take the mick out of me at work. Thanks for looking at my work x
This weekend we have a new release from our range of Simply Sassy stamps, sadly it is our last release in rubber :( but what a selection it is!
Not only do we have 6 new real rubber stamps for you to ink up but if you buy all 6 you only pay for 5 AND that is not all, this weekend those who buy the set get a free and exclusive limited edition stamp just to say thank you for your support over the last year that this range has been available.
Do you want to see what Sassy creations the Simply Sassy Dt have for us today, lets get hopping........
Hi lovely ladies, it's Friday again, so it's my turn to post a card for the Sugar Nellie Blog.
I had to make a "Clean and Simple" card... whell, that's not my kind of thing, it isn't that easy for me :) but I hope you like my card anyway :)
* Maja Design - Minna Vänner
* Stamp - Sugar Nellie - Manga "Cheerleader"
* Magnolia Die - Swirl
* Marianne Creatable - Leaf
* Seam Binding - Ribbon Girls
* Dew Drops - Ribbon Girls
* Sentiment – self made
Come on over and enjoy the bloghop, again there will be a candy hidden if you leave a comment by each of the DT ladies :)
Only this weekend you can order the complete set, you wil get 7 lovely Sassy's for the price of 5 !!! Isn't that awesome ? One stamp is a limited edition !!
So hurry and grab them :)
They are available on Saturday 19th at 8 am at Funky Kits!!
Thanks for your visit, enjoy your weekend and see you all next time :)
Love Astrid xx
The papers are a mix of Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye. The dotted paper is glittered, it's really pretty! Some twine, flowers, and brads and I'm done!