Morning all....
Vicky here today to share with you my card using one of my Leanne Ellis stamps...and this sweetie is called "Dreamer"..
I have teamed "Dreamer" with some gorgeous papers from Prima...

Coloured her with my Copics, chalks for her cheeks and added some shading using my Prisma Pencils..

and these are the colours I used....

I also added a couple of dies...and the roses are by Prima..
for more details please pop over to my blog here...
So thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day too...
biggest of crafty hugs Vicky xx

Saturday Shenanigans

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Autumn is here, the weather has changed, my wardrobe has changed and now we're changing the way we do things, here, on the blog!

We have a new posting rota....our fabulous design team will be posting every day of the week... 

Monday - Vicky
Tuesday - Mina

Wednesday - Pat
Thursday - Anita
Friday - Lisa

With Karen and I, covering the weekends!

Now, here's where we need your assistance...

We'd LOVE you to tell us your crafting problems and queries....

Think of us as 'Crafting Agony Aunts'...

Not sure which is the best glue for a particular job?

Unsure of how to use a particular craft tool?

Need advice on which which machine to buy?

Let us help you!

Just leave a comment on this post, and we will start working our way through your questions and answering them in our regular 'Ask Auntie Nellie' posts.

To reassure our shy and retiring readers, all posts will be answered in an anonymous fashion, and comments will not be published, so feel free to ask us anything at all that you like, we'd sure love to help you all out!

Go on...you know you want to!

Enjoy your weekend


Gayle x

Bubble and Squeak - CAS style!

Hello everyone... ooh I've gone very clean & simple with today's creation!

After I'd added the sentiment with this adorable Bubble and Squeak stamp, I did try adding all sorts of different dies and embellishments but it really didn't need anything... so I've forced myself to leave it alone.  Of course I might still go back to it and add more 'stuff' later!

Thanks for popping in... Hope you all have a lovely day :o)

Lisa x

Peace Angel...

 Good morning everyone I hope your all having a fantastic week...it seems to have gone back to summer here and inspired this card, I couldnt reist cutting out all those beautiful butterflies...this beauty is from the Diane Duda collection of stamps and is called  Peace Angel coloured with my usual distress inks...she would be just perfect for a Christmas card dont you think...all the details are on my blog if you would like to pop by...thanks for stopping by today and whatever your up to I hope you have a fantastic day
Mina xxx

Santa's Little Helpers!

Hey there all you sugar lovers!! Pat Frank here! Ahem...y'know what? It's Monday...and, at least for this week, it's still my Monday! It's true! There are some changes coming...so this will be my last Monday here at Sugar Nellie!

'Cuz I'm just moving to Wednesdays! hehe! Got'cha!

Okey dokey...I have a new Christmas Card to share with you!
Ho ho ho...what'cha think?
Isn't this the cutest little Santa Claus?! He's from the "Home Grown" digital collection of Sugar Nellie images. The image is called "Winter Wonders - Little Helpers"... and is available HERE at Funky Kits.

Here's a close-up of this jolly ol' fella...
I colored this image with Shin Han and Copic Sketch markers...then added a little colored pencil!

Here's another sort of "artsy" photo...
Now...if you'd like more info on this card plus a look at a couple of additional pics, please visit my blog HERE!!

And that's it for me! But, I'll see you again soon! Have a fabulous week!! Hugs...

Saturday Shenanigans!

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I have a fairly packed weekend ahead....

Today I will be buying my girls winter coats and boots, because it's turned decisively COLD here in my little part of Scotland.

Tomorrow, I have a mountain of cakes to bake, as Wednesday is my last day at my current 'day job' and I reckon the guys there need some sweetness for putting up with me!

But, this morning, I thought I'd talk to you all about LUST!

(Those of a sensitive disposition look away now)

There are loads of things I lust after...

Some of you, may already know of my 28 year long John Cusack obsession. 

(What can I say? I'm loyal and he's delicious!)

Speaking of delicious......

I may treat myself to a little bar of this today, purely for medicinal reasons you understand, to sustain me through today's shopping expedition.

But top of my current 'lust list' are these little beauties....

Tim Holtz Limited Edition Distress Markers, I NEED them!!!

I am fortunate that I already have the original set but, it was a frequently discussed topic with Elaine that we really needed the limited edition colours as markers too, and the minute these were released they jumped straight to the top of my wish list!

(unfortunately they're still just 'on the list' but perhaps Santa just might assist?)

I haven't had much time for crafting lately as 'life' just seems to have gotten in the way BUT, I am determined that with the winter setting in I will perfect my colouring technique and as Distress Inks are my favourite colouring medium, these are the perfect accessory for adding more depth and dimension, than using the inks by themselves

Look at this beautiful card made by the lovely Andie using Distress Inks to colour our sweet Rosie

The shading in the folds of the skirt are something I aspire to, and I will get there this winter, I have promised myself!!!

Now, if you are lucky enough to miss trudging around the shops, with two small children today, why not stay home and do some crafting?

We would love to see your creations in  our 'Anything Sugar Nellie Goes' challenge over in The Sugar Bowl and  an 'Autumnal Theme' running on our Facebook page.

Finally today, I am curious.....

What's top of your crafting 'Lust List'???

Enjoy your weekend...


Gayle x

Merry & Bright

Hello once again sweet friends.  We've made it to Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned :)  I'm back today with another Christmas card.  My stash is finally starting to grow and I am hoping to have enough made so that I don't have to make a mad dash completing Christmas cards at the last minute this year!
This sweet and beautiful little girl is Gingerbread Cookies, a digital image available over at Funky Kits.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and then added some Glamour Dust to her star wand and the snow-covered ground.  I used some seam binding and pretty pearls for embellishments.  You can find more details over on my blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.
Hugs, Anita

Up cycle for Christmas pt 1

Hello fellow crafters, lets get those sewing machines out today and do a little more up cycling.

Jumpers, jumpers and may be the odd cardigan are going to be so much more loved when you give them a new lease of life as the very special, but totally trendy, Christmas stocking!

Kelly has made this project so simple even I can do it! 
Knitting is thee trend but why go buy wool and spend hours knitting when half an hour can see this 
project done and dusted. 

Grab some old bobbly sweaters, wash and dry and sew. Magic!
Here is Kelly's super easy step by step

That's another fine project ready for the season.

P.S. if you have any adorable baby grows that your baby has out grown super quick, as they do, why not try it out on 
one of them, recycle reuse love all over again. X

and dont throw anything away, join me next week for part two!


Adorable Delia...

Morning all....
Vicky here today to share with you my wee card using adorable Delia from the Fairy Glen Collection..

I have teamed Delia with some gorgeous Basic Grey papers "Hey Girl"...

Coloured her with my Copics, Chalks for cheeks...and Prisma Pencils for added shading..

and these are the Copics I used...

and the Roses are by Prima...and the fabulous Flourish is by Memory Box..
For more details please pop over to my blog here..
So thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely day too...
love and crafty hugs...
Vicky xx

Up cycle for Christmas

Hello stampers, something a little different for you today. I think that all of us can safely be called creative and many of us fall into the category of " hoarder". I know that I have over 10 years of collecting supplies, just in case I find a project that requires said item, don't ever throw anything away, yup I am a hoarder.

Magazines and glass just almost got the big clear out when the council supplied bins for just these two things, maybe it was more than just me that had been saving these for a rainy day.

I have cupboards of glass jars, just sitting waiting to be given a new lease of life.
After seeing the beauties that these could be transformed into at a resent wedding, I know what need to be done.

But then I found this tutorial from Michelle. 

So why not join me in using up those glass jars and bottles, a little bit of glitter, some bought in snowflakes or 
die cut some from glitter card. If you do a jar, pop into pound land and get some battery operated tea lights to 
Place in the jar, these would make a beautiful centre piece.

I will love doing this project, it's right up my street. Why not join me!



Saturday Shenanigans

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today, I was due to be planning Halloween costumes with my 'big girl' (she's 7)

But, as is the way of the world, she is ill today, so I am planning all the other Halloween things which don't need her input.....although, she is curled up next to me telling me what she does and doesn't like!

We LOVE Halloween in this house, and the planning for Halloween normally starts just as soon as the school term does but, I've left it a little late this year.

So today, I have decided to put that right, I am planning the pumpkins.......

These were last years, and carved by 'the husband'.....he grumbles every year but, secretly, I think he loves doing them. 

I have a feeling that these will start to become a catalogue of my girls' likes....she's already outgrown the Hello Kitty thing!

This was my favourite thing from last year....I bought the basic wreath from John Lewis in the January Sales for the princely sum of £3.

A bit of net and some pumpkin lights later and it was transformed!

These, I found, on the internet the other day, and I dare say a few of them might make it to our Halloween table...

As for costumes, this is currently my (gleaned from Pinterest) favourite for the big girl....

But, as is always the way....she's just announced that she wants to be 'The Tooth Fairy'....


Enjoy your weekend!


Gayle x

Fifi Goes Walkies

Hello, Lisa here with a pink fairy creation to show you...

I love all of the Fairy Glen stamps and it's so hard to choose which one to colour... but I decided on the lovely Fifi Goes Walkies for today's card.  She's available here at Funky Kits.

More photos and details over on my blog here.

Thanks for popping in, hope you all have a lovely day :o)

Floral fun

I am in love with paper flowers, when spend many pounds on a pack of six or sometimes even less, when you can make them yourself. You have papers, you have punches and dies and I bet you have bling and pearls too! 

Jump over to see "what Katie did" on her blog.

And if you fancy digging out the fabric, ribbon and felt, also read this post from Katie.

Flower are not only for cards, but think about gift boxes, wreaths and other home decor items this crafty season.



a little bit of winter magic...

Good morning everyone I hope your having a good week...bbbrrrrr it beginning to feel a bit nippy here, I think Autumn is settling in for the long haul...my card for today is another of the super stunning new Winter Wonder release from...this is the gorgeously pretty Elf Made Magic coloured with my distress inks and glittered, I also added a few pearls to her beautiful outfit too...all the details are on my blog...thanks for stopping by today and wherever you are I hope you manage to keep warm
Mina xxx

Baby, Baby...

Hellooooooooooo...and happy Monday, my lovelies! Pat Frank here once again with another brand new Sugar Nellie DT project to share with you! Today's card is a baby card!

Specifically speaking, it's a baby BOY card! I used a super cute stamp from Sugar Nellie's "Home Grown" Collection called "Cute & Cuddly"! It's available HERE at Funky Kits.
Here's a close-up of these adorable little critters...

As always, I colored this image with Copic Sketch markers...then added a little colored pencil! Here's an angled photo for your viewing pleasure...

Okey dokey...now if you'd like more info on this card plus a look at a couple of additional pics, please visit my blog HERE!!

And that's it for me! But, I'll see you again soon! Have a fabulous week!! Hugs...

SOS - Gorjuss Clearance

Hello lovely stampers, how has your week been?

I hope by now you have at least thought about the season ahead and the possibilities of crafting your way through it.

I have a massive tidy up day on Monday, this week has been crazy with deliveries to the store of Christmas stock, the pop up shop has so many new lines heading it's way if only I could finish some of them. The class room is getting a pre season tidy ready for a busy time ahead.

With that in mind, it's also time to have a clear out over at Funkykits. Over the years it has grown from a few drawers to more than half the class room. 

It's time to down size!

First thing to be cleared is Gorjuss stamps from Personal Impressions, they made the second batch of licenced stamps and they have been reduced to clear. With a massive 40% off the already competitive prices, you will in fact pay more for second hand stamps on ebay. But as I write this post up, already 50% of the lines are sold out. 

Be quick if you have any to add to your collection. These are no longer manufactured. The third company to licence these images was Docrafts but they did not have many stamps and have not increased their range any. PI held the licence for the most images so their range was the largest out of the three companies, ourself being the first.  55 stamps were available but they are selling fast because we all love a bargin, don't we?

Enjoy your weekend


Saturday Shenanigans - Candy Winners!

Happy Saturday Everyone! 

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with our Winter Wonders launch day blog hop last Saturday we were, a little, overwhelmed with your love for our new festive friends!

So, as always, we would like to return that love with a little sugar, so it's my job to announce our lucky candy winners....

Please email me  with 'Winter Wonders Winners' in the subject line,

 and a little sugary friend will join you very shortly.

Now, if you'd like to get those new digi's to use this weekend, 

please join us in our challenges over on The Sugar Bowl and on our Facebook page,

 where there's even more candy to be won!

Enjoy your weekend!

Gayle x

Merry & Bright

Hello sweeties.  Well, it's Friday so we've got this weekend to look forward to, right?  My plan for this weekend is to be creative.  I've got lots of Sugar Nellie images stamped and printed and I hope to get lots of coloring done.  I'm really hoping to get some Christmas cards completed!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring one of our new Winter Wonders.

I adore penguins and immediately fell in love with this sweet image, Penguin Party.  I love that little mouse that's helping wrap the presents, too.  I colored this image with copics and colored pencils and used some Glossy Accents on the penguins beak and foot to give them some shine.  There's Glamour Dust on his hat and the snow-covered ground, and then I added some Liquid Pearl dots along the outside of the image.  I added a star flourish and a bow to complete my card.

You can find this new Winter Wonder digi and all the other gorgeous Sugar Nellie images over at Funky Kits.  I hope you find some time this weekend to get your fingers inky!

Hugs, Anita  


Morning all...
Vicky here today to share with you adorable Rosie....one of my favourite stamps...

I have teamed her up with some pretty Prima Papers "Delight"...

Coloured her with my Copics, Chalks for her cheeks....and Prisma Pencils for added shading..

and the flourish is made using a Memory Box die...and the flowers are from Prima..
For more details please pop over to my blog here...
So thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely day too..
Biggest of crafty hugs..
Vicky xx