Christmas Sugar

Its hard to keep up with everthing at this time of year but our SUGAR SHAKER this time around is Tiets Wolfard. And she has kindly sent us a few of her fantastic creations to share with you. And to thank you Tiets we will send a little bit of festiv sugar your way. ENJOY.

Sugar Shaker

its time to shake that sugar and sprinkle some sweetness at
Thank you for pimping our blog and sharing the news about our fabby new stamps, for mentioning us you get a prize Something sweet on its way to you as soon as we track down your addy. Hope it arrives in time for Christmas :)

Friday 14th

Here in Scotland we are working flat our to fill all the orders for Christmas, but we are also looking at next year and ideas for stamps. Your ideas are always welcome, just leave a comment and we will read them all.

Reminder that we do not start wholesale until the new year and by the amount of bricks and mortar stores all over the world looking to stock these little darlings there may well be a waiting list.

For those who are busy playing with your stamps, please send us a pic of your cards as we are looking at adding a gallery full of your creations., we love to see what you do with them.

More Sugar

Do you all feel better now that you have had a sugar fix, if you missed it , they are re stocked at Even the wee dug is back Janice!

Many of of you Sugar Babes will be getting post today unless the Christmas rush has knocked your postman off his feet. Lets see those cards with Maggie and Hamish all wrapped up cozy as its a frosty morning here in Scotland, stay warm girls :)

All Gone :(

Did you miss them? Where your finger too slow on the key board?
The report back from FUNKYKITS is that the new Maggie flew off the shelf, infact some were sold out after only 10 minuets. We are making more for them and they should be back on line next week. But WOW , how much did you love those Maggies , Hamish and wee dug Angus? A bit thank you to Linda Andreu the designer and a TY too to Tracy for these cards.

Sugar Babes have been busy

This pic was sent into us by Mandy
visit her blog for more craft creations made with Sugar Nellies

This is a card made with the Luca stamp which Lythan recieved in a candy box.
Visit her blog here

Sneeky Peek

Maggie and Hamish,
maybe they should be twins,
looks like Hamish is ready to play outside in the puddles.

A wee loon

I have been waiting for this one, a wee loon in a kilt, WOW thank you Linda he is perfect.

A wee dug for Andrea

Manic Monday

SNEEKY PEEK at Hamish with his tractor, I love him, hes so cute.
Linda has done a fantastic job with this range, I just hope she's happy to do some more next year. Thank you Linda .

With two new ranges at the manufacturer, we are busy with the packaging for the new stamps.
I am hoping that they will be available by the weekend so that we can sweeten up your day and offer a sugar fix to those who need it.

Shakin that Sugar

Our stat counter is at its max again and before we clear it out, we give the SUGAR SHAKER award to.............
AND as I seen all the new Maggies and Nellies today along with all their friends, you will be getting a treat.

We need another designer, its true we have a few project on the table and are looking for another illustrator. If you want to sketch some character drawings, scan and email, we will get in touch with you. YOU could be the next DT member for SUGAR NELLIE stamps.

Netherlands *NEWS*
Anyone interested in our stamps should contact Carmen at Card Art where she shall have them soon.

Online orders, worldwide are still exclusive to

Fit to burst!

I have so much to tell you I am fit to burst!

But I cant :(

All I can say is the girls who illustrate have been very busy, Eva has more Nellies and I know your going to just love one little rock star!
Linda has finished Maggie and I believe this range is a must have for any cardmaker.

I am delighted that you have been creating fantstic cards and say such nice things, thankyou.
I hope we keep pleasing you for a long time yet.

Handing out the sweeties again

Just catching up on the freebies...........

candy box is going to MY LITTLE SPACE:)

and the sugar shaker for this week, acording to the stat counter is

.........Stamping Caz.:)

Tomorrow I get to see the new batch of sketches and hope that we will have more stamps for you in December.

Sugar Shakers, can I ask you to wait for something sweet from the new range, now that will be a treat.

Lovely cards

There are lot of sweet cards being made over on UKS. {Link on the left}

This is one of Marlene's cards AKA DoubleDutch . Made with Dove craft papers and PSX stamp.

Thanks you Marlene for allowing us to show your lovely card.

Sugar Shaker

Our SUGAR SHAKER for this week is .....silly bird, Alex something sweet will go in the post for you next week, email your addy, as the first winner of the SUGAR SHAKER award for sharing the sugar on you blog and bringing the most hit to our blog.

{This is an extra weekly prize we will give to whoever links to this blog via their blog or a post on a open forum/chat room.}

A day in the sugar warehouse

Yes it was all go in the warehouse yesterday, cold it most certainly was, but how strange that the sheets of stamps were warm? (strange)
Cut them up and pop them in the packaging,12 boxes of the first 12 stamps, sitting in a row, hunners and hunners of the wee darlings. OMG these are our stamps, people love them, its hard to believe that all that goes on in a little studio in Scotland.

Cart art are getting the first Nellies to go to Holland this weekend, hand delivered to Carmen at Scarpaganza. These will be available from CardArt in the new year.

We are still waiting for Funkykits to have international shipping on Sugar Nellie stamps, any time now.

I believe that the final drawings for Maggie are on there way from Linda, I cant wait to see those too. Looking forward to seeing a bonnie wee loon in a kilt.

WE STILL HAVE CANDY BOXES LEFT.............who wants one.

Sprinkle of Sugar

As this week we see the deliveries of Sugar Nellies arrive at the warehouse and they all go out to their new homes as fast as we can package them. I am looking forward to seeing what their new Mamma's do with them.

This week also sees international orders via, but only for these stamps.

If you are part of a forum, chat room, please sprinkle some sugar about. We are working on a competition with a link back to here from your blog, the link which is used the most gets a candy box.( yes we can tell where computers got the link).
So I had better get back to the packing as I know you are all waiting.

Erikas first Nellie card

Sugar Rush.......

What fantastic feed back we have after yesterday, there are only 12 new stamps, this is our very first design plate. I hope that next week you will all be busy making beautiful cards with the SUGAR NELLIE stamps.

I am also sorry that the INTERNATIONAL customers could not buy, Funkykits do not send outside the UK at the mo, there are two options, on being a site only for Sugar Nellie stamps and the other is for FK to have more shipping options .
It will be fixed before the next batch arrives.

There will be a slide show on this blog soon with the 12 new images.

They are here!

Yes the first run of Sugar Nellie stamps are home, safe sound and fantastic. I am so pleased with the manufacturer for such great service. These are better than expected, the rubber is thick and may not even need mounting, you decide.

I am filling up the candy boxes ready to post.

And next week we get our first shipment of sugar, all is going to but you will be able to buy these at local stamp shops soon.

Now I want to see pics please, send you pic to and we will put them in our gallery for the world to see.

One spoon or two?

How much sugar do you take?

I am just off the phone from chatting with the sugar coated elfs in the factory and they are sending me a sample of SUGAR NELLIES out tomorrow (wednesday) and after a little play with them we can phone as tell them how many to run off. YIPPEEE......
There are 12 nellies designed by Eva in the first run and these will be available online via or at your local stamp store from early 2008.

We are already working on MAGGIES and our second batch of NELLIES too. So there are lots more to come, we are also looking for new designers with fresh ideas.

As too much sugar is bad for you, we have news on the Design Team , I will update later tonight.
Stay tuned, your going to like it :)

Ok I am back, we had fun today making up the prizes for the blog candy, infact we liked those candy boxes so much that we are going to give them away with every new set we make. Only difference is that your will get a variety of the new stamped images and not a stamp in the candy boxes. That was we can share the candy out and we all know that too much sugar is bad for you!

SO the first 12 BLOG candy boxes will go out this week to the lucky winners ( still a few to give away), girls who won please email with your addy please and blog link if you have one.

After that we will give away candy boxes( in place of a DT) all the time to different girls all over the world, so if you have ever left a comment on this blog keep an eye out it could be you!

STOP! one more box on its way very soon, maybe tomorrow, ALEX.EATON
well done and remember to email with your addy for posting.

November News

Well girls, we are now in November , this is the month the new babies are due. Will they be here by next weekend? Well I hope so! LOL

I have some more candy boxes to give away and todays box will go to one happy cardmaker somewhere over the rainbow, way up high.........

Trick or treat,smell my feet

give me something good to eat

give me candy give me cake

give me somthing good to take......................

In my house we are overloaded with candy, monkey nuts just don't hit the spot.

As a child what was your fav sweetie/candy?

A tip down memory lane, spangles, rainbow drops, lucky tatties.....................

Mary Poppins

Good old Mary Poppins, everyone has seen it, and you can all sing out loud
"a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down"

Yipe, today UKS is ill!

A lot of you will be totally lost with out it , so I will dish out a spoon full of sugar to one lucky girl, lost for something to do, post a comment and open wide.....................

WARNING this medication has some side effects, may cause lack of attention to anything other than whats on your craft table. Do not use heavy equipment while on this medication, hoover, cooker and washing machine are a definite no go areas. Do not share you medication no matter how much your stash junky friends plead.
Be very careful when using with stazon ink as sniffing will result in a permanent black inky nose.!

Sorry girls its taken me a while to get back as I am busy, yes its getting closer and we are just waiting for Nellies to arrive back from the manufacturer.
But one more CANDY BOX is going to..........................................SALLYH. Well done Sally it will be posted as soon as we get them home.:)

Sugar shortage!

Are you all out of sugar?
In need of a sweetner?
Low cal and easy on the hips, unless you sit crafting all day!

A wee bit more candy from the Sugar Nellie sugar bowl.

So whats in the candy boxes other than a Nellie stamp?

"A little bit or this, a little bit of that" (name that song)

New papers from Daisy Bucket, Primas and sweets from Making Memories, some sweeties from the sugar bowl and any thing else I shoose to fill up the box with :)



Clara some sugar coming your way, be good to my little baby and I hope she travels well, all that way to Canada.

Its a boy

Eva had a little boy last week called Jed, congratulations to all the family and we hope to see a sneeky peek of Jed soon.

Hello Maggie!

This is MAGGIE, she is the delightful little girl who lives in wellies by day and bunny slippers by night. This range is designed by Linda Andreu, our new Scottish designer. We welcome Linda to the sugar bowl and look forward to seeing the first run of stamps from Linda in late November.

Fish on Fridays

Yes a bit old fashioned but fish on Friday is a tradition in some households. For us it was fish and chip by the sea watching for dolphins, but not tonight.

One little NELLIE is looking for new home some where in the world, if you were to win this NELLIE, what would you serve for dinner?

What do little girls like to eat best? I will give you a's not fish!

STOP!........................aww this little darling is going to Germany to eat fairy cakes :)
Congratulations Shary.

Pens at the ready

I am often asked "how do you colour in your stamped images". Thats an easy question, I am happiest with brush markers but have been also using water colour pencils for years.

But I love my blender pens, it makes the colours softer and shading easier. If your are finding it hard using the pens, go back to pencils, dry or with a wet brush to blend.

To show you this, here are two pic, one with a blender and the other, well you can see for yourself!

Whipper Snapper Stamp , thanks to Megan the youngest DT member at age 5. The other one is by someone a wee bit older!

Spooky Goings Ons

The shops are full of Halloween and I love to visit Florida at this time of the year, burt not his year, i am home alone as all my little helpers escape for the holidays with their families.

We did have one witchy maggie on the drawing board but knew it was too late to do Halloween or Christmas stamps this year. There will be plenty to choose from next year with the offering of another new range too :)

So what can I do to cheer myself up, maybe a sneeky peek of Maggie this week, this range is designed by Linda in Scotland, I think you'll love Maggie, Hamish and friends.

Give away some more candy? Yipe I can do that.

3 down 9 to go, only one little boy left so we will keep him for later. Today, Monday I have a darling girlie who looks a bit like my DD but Nellie is far better behaved!
Who has space in a tidy craft room for a little darling ?
And to add a bit of fun to the comp, where would her new family be taking her on holiday next year, will she be well traveled? Jet set or home bird, what are you?

From the tickets in a bowl, we have Janine, well done Janine, you new little girl will be with you some time in November, you had better get another stocking for Christmas!

Fun on a Friday

What fun will today bring you?
Good lucky to Eva today as she may be having her baby induced, we all send her our best wished and look forward to a real baby next week.
But I still have a few sweet sugar babies to give away.
Now I did not watch Pirates of the Caribbean, its was a big hit, and followed by a few pirate based papers too.

So lets give away our PIRATE today, along with some Rusty Pickle papers and some embellishment too. What name would you give to our pirate boy, answers on a postcard please, no lets save the stamp and leave a comment. Good luck me hartys!

STOP!...................I have drawn them from a bucket and this time its
a UKS member...............................ooooooooooooo........................................well done Ali M :)

but I did enjoy reading all your posts LOL

Sweet Sugar Nellie

Who would give a home to a sweet little girl, shes no bother at all, just stamp her gently and lovingly colour her in, she comes with her own papers and embellishments. We have one Sugar Nellie to give away today, is there any room in your house?

Just a quick note that these stamps will not be available untill November. Just in time for under the Chrsitmas Tree :)

STOP! this wee girl is going home to......................drum roll please.......
...Deborah lucky ducky:)
{2 down 10 to go}

Hello I'm Eva

Dear crafters.Here is a short message to introduce myself . My name is Evelina Wikberg, most people call me Eva. I am from a small town near Stockholm in Sweden. I am a freelance illustrator and have been for several years. My previous work include amongst other things mural art, t-shirt design and album covers for musical artists. I am currently making designs for rubber stamps called Sugar Nellie. I am very excited about the forthcoming range, since before now i have not been able to get into this business by my own, since I am a at home mum of two, and have not have the capital to do it myself. It has been a new experience for me and a bit nervwrecking but after reading some of the comments on the blog I am delighted and very flattered that my designs are being likened to those of established designers. I must stress though, however, that I have been an illustrator for several years and my designs that I am using for Sugar Nellie are not new. I have used simular designs in previous art work. The inspiration for the Sugar Nellies are taken from swedish traditions and fashions, but most of all I use my children as a source of inspirations. These stamps are very special to me, as they are being released, I am also due to give birth to my third child at the beginning of november, so it is all very exciting! There are 12 images being released initially, and I will welcome your comments when you see my designs in full. Thank you for taking time to read this message and hope you enjoy the new stamps!


Jag heter Evelina Wikberg, men mina vänner kallar mig Eva. Jag är uppvuxen i Bålsta och Eskilstuna. Jag är en freelance tecknare och har gjort detta jobb i flera år. I tidigare arbeten har jag bland annat gjort väggmålningar, t shirt design och illustrationer för musik album. För tillfället designar jag för Sugar Nellie. För mej är helt underbart att jag nu kan göra dessa Sugar Nellies och att folk nu ska kunna använda dem. Jag har försökt att öppna mitt eget företag i flera år, men det har varit svårt när man jobbar hemma med två små barn att försörja, och jag har inte haft kapital till att öppna min egen firma. Men nu är det möjligt och jag kan inte vänta!! Men jag måste tillägga att dessa Sugar Nellies är inte nya. Jag har varit tecknare i flera år och har använt liknande profiler i andra projekt som jag har haft. Jag tar inspiration från svensk och finsk tradition och mode. (Jag har halvfinsk men född i Sverige.) Mest av allt får jag inspiration av mina barn. De första Sugar Nellies kommer ut i november samtidigt som jag ska föda mitt tredje barn, så allt är väldigt spännande för mig. Det kommer vara 12 olika Sugar Nellies som kommer ut först och jag välkomnar alla era kommentarer efter ni alla har sett dem. Hoppas att ni tycker om dem!

talking Twelve

Twelve months in the year.
Twelve days of Christmas
Twelve Sugar Nellie's
Twelve goodie bags

One for each Sugar Nellie, each one a different theme.

To start the blog candy roll, I will send one lucky crafter , where ever you are in the world, a pack of lush papers, embellishments and a stamp of "Lucas" the little boy in the sneeky peek.

This goodie bag will be sent out as soon as we have the stamps, yes that's right your get him before he is even on sale. Lucky lucky you.
Just leave a comment on this post and wait and see. LOL I know how you crafty girls love to wait :)

STOP no more comment please..................drum roll.............

Lucas is going to stay with ...........lythan
Sweetheart, I dont know you so leave another comment with your email on it (all comments are private and I will not publish it) Go get the spare room ready for this very special little boy :)

Want some candy?

In the run up to our grand "opening" we will be giving away some blog candy. Snoozle and you'll loose, so dont go far away and come back soon to see whats going on and being given away.

Also today we hope to have a new range from a Scottish artist, so for now I will tease and tell you that Maggie and Hamish are so cute and cozy all dressed in woolie jumpers and wellie boots, a bit different from Nellies but adorable. And then there is Angus...............

what a week

I have been blown away by the intrest shown on UKS, USA and Europe in the last week, my day is not long enough and the clock just moves too fast. There are so many unknow things to sort out that I will be glad to see our Sugar Nellie Kids arrive in the warehouse. Eva is busy drawing more designes and we have had another designer offer us her brand new range of designs too.

I trimmed down the range to 12 darling kids and I need to produce these and find out what you think before I do anything else.

I have also made my mind up regarding how this stamps will be sold, I am going to start with bare rubber, un trimmed. This gives you the customer the choice to add ez mount and trim again. It also is a big factor in the price, staying in the UK makes a big difference to the RRP and I want to keep this as keen as I can. Untrimmed bare rubber may not suit everyone but for starters, this is what we will offer.

October Offerings

What will October offer up to us? Sugar Nellie will have samples made to check the quality of the stamps made in the UK and then we are on a roll. These little darlings may be ready to ship at the end of the month but we will have to wait and see, yes I know its one thing crafters can't do, wait that is!


Wow, things really are moving fast. Sugar Nellie is not even born yet and we have decided that this baby is going to be more that we can handle! So she has been adopted buy a lovely new Mama who we know can nurture and guide her into being the shining star we both dreamed of.

Eva is still going to design for Sugar Nellie, but as she started as a dream of two SAHM who really did not think about the business side too much, just the fun idea , we are both delighted to set our baby free to be everything she can be.

Designs are ready to go

Sugar Nellie has decided to get the new range of rubber stamps made in the UK rather than USA. Provided this works then all stamps will be made in the UK.
The choice of EZ mount or bare naked rubber is still undecided, but if its naked the price is better and the buyer has the option to add ez mount if they want.

The papers to add to the guest DT sample pack are here and these beautiful papers will be included in the pack along with stamped images and embellishments.

Currently we are looking for advanced, dedicated crafters who are not connected to any other DT. And especially those who have a blog. We have been asked a few different thing and will try to answer them if we can.

Q: Will they be wood mounted?
A: No they will be bare rubber or ez mounted.

Q: When will I get to see them?
A: Within the next week you will get a sneak peek of whats coming.

Q: Where can I buy these new stamps?
A: Local stamp stores or online.

Q: What other range or stamps are they like?
A; The illustrator is Swedish and they have been likened to another Swedish stamp company.

Q: How do I get on the DT?
A: You have to be chosen there will be no application process at this time.

great news

There are some new stamps about to be born into the craft world that is going to rock your world!.........just like any other new baby!

Its all top secret at the moment but what we can tell you is that these are just darling.

As SugarNellies Mama works on these darlings, the frenzy is about to begin.

Secret Design teams are been picked as we chat