Manga Cards

Tiets has been busy with the new Christmas Manga stamps, we hope to get more stock over to Funkykits at the start of the week along with new Mary Hall designs. I know some of these sell out faster than others but I am sure that there will be enough to go around :)

I can not believe that September is almost over and we have at least 10 new stamps to release before the end of the month. Octobers new artwork is heading for the factory and we will launch those asap, I know you have all started you Christmas cards and with a lovely feature by Marlene due out in the craft mags soon, there is sure to be a run of Christmas stamps old and new.
There are some yummy Christmas paper out this year , I myself have not been able to resisted the MME pads...............delishhhh.


Dena's creations

We would like today to show you some of Dena's cards made with the Autumn Kit

It looks like you love this kit and I have two to give away as candy today. Just leave me some "sugar" and we will send out one kits to TWO lucky winners :)

Charity stamps have been well received and I am glad to do my little bit for this cause. Judy has a lovely card on her blog using Diane's design Pure of Heart.

Be sweet and give Judy some "sugar " over at


Sarahs cards

Sarah has kindly sent over some pics of the creations she has made with two of her first Sugar Nellie DT stamps, here she has used the Autumn kit and Manga Mistletoe. These are beautiful cards and so very well put together using Nestabilitie dies , Martha Stewart Punches and I am not sure what has cut out the large snowflake but I think I need one of those too :) For more ideas and insperations visit Sarah's blog. Thank you Sugar Babe, super sweet cards as always.
NON CRAFT WITTERINGS;want a giggle here is a spoof of one my fav songs of the moment , Mothers of small children will understand :P


DT creations...

Our new extended DT have been busy with a few of the new stamps that have been released in the past few weeks. Please follow the links to their own blog and enjoy the creative journey around blog land. More new rubber is expected this week, we hope to have more Christmas Manga's, restocks of sell outs, new Mary Hall stamps and the all new Christmas Country Cousins arriving at the House Of Sugar this week.

Follow our own challenge blog THE SUGAR BOWL and you could win the sweetest rubber stamps from Scotland. We have a great team over at the Sugar Bowl, those sweeties put in a great deal of work to inspire you all. A huge thanks to them all for their much appreciated support and enthusiasm for our wee stamps.

If you plan to visit any craft shows here in the UK, watch out for IMAGINATION, who have some super sweet stamps to find loving homes for ;)

October will includes new stamps from Diane and Leanne. Watch out for sneak peek soon.

Remember to join the chat over on Split Coast Stampers where we have our own forum for questions and gossip, see you all over there.


Made by you

using SNOWFLAKE this one is from Maya, here is her Sugar Nellie gallery

one from Mina using CHRISTMAS HONEY

one from Annie using TRIMMING THE TREE
Thank you Sugar Babes for linking to your cards in a previous post, I have enjoyed looking around at all your Christmas creations, it will no be long now until we all have to face the seasonal challenge of making our special Christmas cards ourselves. If Annie, Maya and Mina would email with your details within the week for a little candy has your name on it here in the House of Sugar.
All three of today's cards were made using Christmas stamps illustrated by Elisabeth Bell. These can be found for sale here
NEWS, Manga Christmas stamps have landed at the House of Sugar and will be over on Funkykits Tue/Wed. The charity stamps are selling well and when they are gone that is it, no more, these were made in limited number as no more will be produced.
Enjoy your day and hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods. Its a Twilight DVD night with girlfriends tonight and a rare night out of me, hope you have something fun planned for this weekend too. Take care.


Sorry I missed one yesterday, here she is and that makes a total of four new stamps from the Country Cousins Christmas release. I hope you like them all as much as I do and no doubt they will be one of the many prizes given away over on our challenge blog, the Sugar Bowl.


Too cute for Christmas

Here they are, the last two, making four new Country Cousins stamps for Christmas. Next on my hit list of art work is Diane Dudas, just wait to see what super cute stamps Diane has designed for the coming season.

Country Christmas

As promised two from the new Country Cousins Christmas range due in mid September. now have stock of the charity stamps for IT'S A GIRL THING fundraiser. Your support is very much appreciated as we launch our first limited edition range of stamps. with 100% of money going to the cause. With grateful thanks to the artist who donated work and to Richfords for donating the rubber.


Book Club

These are too cute, reading is good for you and these super cute stamps are sure to be a hit. These are the final 2 from the September release from Mary Hall.
Our local crafty book club have been reading Twilight and the DVD night is planned for Friday. The next book on our hit list is The Time Travelers Wife, but we get a night out at the pictures for that one :)
My youngest is still getting Biff and Chip books as reading homework and after reading these for the last 14 years with all four of my children I think I know those off by heart too.
The next peeks will be of the new Country Cousins Christmas stamps........teasing you :)

Rainy days

Yes its still very wet in this corner of the world. Good weather for the ducks!
With SIX new stamps from Mary Hall coming out in the next few weeks here are another two peeks.
Also in September comes Christmas stamps from our Manga range and from our Country Cousins too. Diane's release will be towards the end of the month with Suzanne's gorjuss girls at the start of October. So much rubber, not enough ink!
Enjoy your weekends and I hope you have a good pair of wellies .


Making headlines

The House of Sugar is based in ELGIN, which today is making headline news, for the same reason it is always on the news, Elgin is flooded, roads and rail links are closed, schools shut down, business are knee deep in water and nothing is operating as it should.

We are not directly effected but things like the post office etc are. Funkykits already have a backlog of order to dispatch and this will only add to the delivery time for any orders. They will also have to delay the release of the charity stamps until they are all up todate, yes they are here but will be released next week sometime.
Christmas Manga are also due soon and as soon as new rubber arrives the DT packages will be sent out. Nothing much happened in August but Sept and Oct will make up for it.
I have loads of new artwork to show you but will take a minuet to catch up with my work load before showing you sweet stamps from
Diane's new range, Country Cousins Christmas and the rest of Mary Halls designs.
Many of these are already at the rubber factory and will be available in the next two weeks, hopefully the DT will get theirs first and show you some wonder full card and craft ideas.

A quick get well message to Gayle who runs the Sugar Bowl Challenge blog, take care babe, put your feet up and get better soon.

Manga Six

So I can't count! There are SIX Christmas Manga stamps not eight! Duh, well its good to know that someone is keeping me right as I see artwork in my sleep at the moment :)

These are all at the factory and will hopefully be available at next week.
We have been busy in the House of Sugar restocking some sell outs at Funkykits, including Autumn kit, Manga, Christmas Snowmen and Santa's............loads of rubber.

Still waiting for the charity stamps..........soon very soon.