Birthday Weekend

It's official, we are now having pre party drinks. I ain't kidding as I am off out tonight with friends for a nice meal. But before I go, those of you who subscribe to Funkykits newsletter will have a nice discount code in your mail box :) This is valid off every Sugar Nellie stamp in stock at Funkykits until 2nd November. Some will sell out but there are still plenty sweet stamps for everyone.

To help us celebrate our birthday we invite you over to SCS Sunday evening and catch some candy as it falls from our Pinata.
Enjoy your weekend


Dear Donalda

Donalda says........
I am a mother of 2 grown girls and 6 grandchildren. I love to stamp when I get home from work for it relax's me. I have come to realize that my blog is for my enjoyment, so I do what I can when I can.
But I say...............
Donalda was one of the first International supporters of Sugar Nellie stamps, many many of you will have had a lovely comment left on your blogs by this very generous and caring lady. It goes without saying that not everyone takes the time to leave a comment when viewing blogs, we all suffer from itchy fingers while blog hopping and move on quickly through the endless supply of links to view.
Dear Donalda............... she refers to everyone as Dear, such a warm and mothering endearment, it reminds me personally of the Mrs Doubtfire character, I have never met Donalda, that's exactly what I envisage, a warm, comforting mother figure who has endless time and kind word for everyone she comes across. I do not believe for one minuet that the time and effort she gives freely to all that she in involved in can ever truly be appreciated and that is why I chose this wonderful woman as part on our team.
Her work is great too :) pop over to her Sugar Nellie gallery or visit the blog link on the left.

This is Donalda's treasure box, see the full project on her blog.


One line.......

On Split coast stampers we had banner which run throughout the site with nice pictures of cards and artwork, today Lori asked for some wording, one short line to sum up Sugar Nellie. Drop me a line with your idea and I will enter you into the next candy draw.


You love EDWARD :) and I am surprised that a few of you don't know what I am on about, your missing out girls, its the love story of this generation. Remember Dirty Dancing & Grease, well Twilight is also a love story which will go down as an all time favourite.

Yes JACOB is cute when his hair is short, he's beefed out a lot but can never be any taller, and I prefer them tall. ;)

Your comments made me giggle too, glad to know I am not the only OCD sufferer out there.

Yesterdays winner is

Helen said...
Definitely Team Edward for me! ;0)Helen x
October 27, 2009 11:38 AM

Helen, please send your postal address to so we can send

out your prize.. 100% rubber 100% sweet NO calories


OMG its hot in here.....

I can across a little piece of heaven today, my love of craft crossed with my OCD (obsessive Cullen Disorder) with all things Twilight and fan fiction. Amazing themed cards and creations, go see.

It's a challenge blog of OCD sufferers......................and just take a look at Rob and know how much I am suffering
Now I know I am old enough to be his mother, but a girl can dream right?
New Moon is less than one month away and there is a gang of us going to see it on a girlie night out, I can't wait.
SO now that you have seen some eye candy, how about some Sugar Nellie candy for you this time.
I have a goodie bag to give away each day until our birthday on the first of November.
All you have to do is leave me a comment, are you team Edward or Jacob?

Charity round up

This simply stunning creation is taken from Judy's vast Sugar Nellie gallery.

And these two are from the lovely Marlene

I would like to wind up our charity fundraiser this month, Funkykits still have a few stamps left and once they are gone that's it, no more. The good news is we most definitely reached our target :) I am delighted with the response, even if I had to trim it down to a manageable size due to other things going on.
All three charity stamps can be found here, with 100% of the £5 going to the cause

I am also very touched by the ladies who emailed me their story and how much it meant for them to support this fundraiser. I am sure there are many wise words which could be used when talking about the challenges, the tears and the strength found to survive any cancer.

For those women who moved me with their story, I will use only two which are very simple, humble and genuine................thank you.


Hello to Dena

Hi, my name is Dena Concienne and I live in Houston, Texas. I have been married for 22 years to my husband Tom. We have two wonderful kids, Alyssa (19) and Wade (16).

I have been an artsy person all my life. I discovered rubberstamping several years ago when I was invited to a D.O.T.S. party (now known as Close To My Heart). I was instantly addicted and signed on to be a demonstrator. Shortly after that, I started scrapbooking too. Oh, there are so many fun things you can do with pretty paper and stamps!!!! I had to quit Close To My Heart after 7 years due to too many family activities and had stopped stamping all together for a couple of years.

Then one day, I came upon a blog with rubberstamping and that was it, I was addicted all over again. I have been blogging now for almost a year. Sugar Nellie was one of the first companies I noticed when I started blogging that had the CUTEST stamps I had ever seen! I am so happy to be on the Design Team!!! It truly is a wonderful experience.
You can find my blog at Feel free to stop by and say hello.

Hugs from Texas,

I huge welcome to Dena all the way from Texas, one place my DH says he will go on holiday too, as long as its a farm tour holiday!
Dena is a delight to have on our team, all girls are excellent at what they do, are passionate about stamping and full of their own original style and ideas.
Our DT is based all over the world, the power of the Internet, you don't have to a few miles apart to work together.

Final three

Here they are, the final three new stamps from Mary's Christmas range. Delightful each and every one of these.
All these new stamps that are coming out at the end of October.
Our DT have been working hard and I have lots of pic's of many a creative masterpieces to show you before they start work with the October stamps. Ink it up girls..........Christmas is coming :)


Introducing Sarah

I'm a Primary School teacher and have been for about 4 years now, after a 20 year career of working with children as a Teaching Assistant and Nursery Nurse.

I got married 12 years ago to Andy who is fantastic, as he puts up with me and my moods and obsessions. We have two gorgeous children: Emily, who is 10; and Cameron, who is 7. They are both a handful but I wouldn't have it any other way.

I have always been a crafty person and loved creating anything. I knitted my first cardigan when I was 7 and from there designed many outfits for my long suffering dolls and teddies.I was a stay at home mum for a while and found card making through cross stitch.

I have not looked back since. I think my card designing has developed a lot further in the last year because of blog and its crafting community. I was overwhelmed to be asked to join the Sugar Nellie Design Team and have fully enjoyed the work I have done so far. I love being inspired and inspiring others. As a teacher I really do enjoy trying to find new a creative ways to teach children and many time have resorted to stamps and paper craft to help with teaching various ideas and concepts, children are naturally creative and I enjoy being a part of this process.

Thanks for all your support and keep popping by to see whats new on my blog.

Take care and Best wishes to you all

X Hugs Sarah B X
A huge welcome to Sarah and I am amazed how these ladies find the time to put so much detail into their creations, with so much going on in day to day life, children, home, family and work........I am amazed at the quality of cards they all take time to make as part of their DT commitment. Thank you girls, its very much appreciated.

Christmas is for children

Mary's children are delightful and the stamp of the little boy in his PJ's is THEE drawing that I loved so much that I asked Mary to work with us. I loved the original that I found somewhere on the web and was delighted to see Mary add this to her Christmas designs, these are being released this month but there will be a lack of new designs as we near to Christmas, its all happening in October so that you have enough cute stamps to make your cards early.


Spotlight on Janny

My mail box if full of beautiful creations from all the DT and I want to show you some of their work and a little about them.
Sugar Nellie welcomes Janiel, AKA Janny to our treasured group of creative DT. I thought you would like to get to know our team a little bit better
Here is her own introduction posted on her blog
I am a freelance designer. I have been married for 28 years last July. We have three sons. Chris 34, Cameron 22, Cody 21. I also have 2 very cute little granddaughters.
I have been a crafty person most of my life. I tole paint and cut my own wood, sew, knit, crochet, Quilt, embroidery, cook and bake and I am a candy maker around the holidays and for special events. I also love to garden and be outside.
Paper crafting is a huge passion of mine. I find that there is *NO* limit with it. I enjoy making things with paper and I share my art with others as I sell on Ebay. I belong to a selling group on Ebay of very talented group of freelance designers. Type BTDL in the search box and find out what we are selling this week. I have a link on my blog that will take you right to my auctions for sell this week. I will be adding to this blog a few times a week so please stop back by and see what I have been up to. many blessings to all.

It is a delight to see the work that the DT do, sadly I don't get any play time these day and even if I did, they are far better at card making than I ever was.

Love birds

This I think could be my new favourite from Diane, its so cute and just screams for a poem about hot chocolate, cup of luv and stuff, best I go and google some crafty words to go along with this one before we get to play with it at the end of October.
So which one of the 5 new stamps from Diane is your fav?

Attention Swedish stampers, if you are attending any of the show which have
hÄnglar & stÄnglar, please contact me by leaving a comment or email address, huge thanks.


More to ink, more to colour

Here you are as promised, another two new stamps from Diane. I hope you are keeping up with all that's new and joining in on the Ist November for our birthday bash over on SCS.

Diane's October Release

From our newest stamp illustrator at the house of sugar, comes the first winter stamp designs from Diane Duda. Her super cute whimsical characters have been a delight to stamps and I am real excited about this new collection available at Funkykits at the end of the month.
More tomorrow if you leave me some sugar :)


A little more arty

The final two from Leanne, a touch more arty than Annie's, but I do love them. These six new stamps will be released at the end of October at the same time as we celebrate our 2nd birthday.
So out of the six which is your favourite?


More cute Annie's

I think its the simplicity of these that make them so popular, easy to colour and simply cute!
Annie's are a great price point too, as I know that makes them taste even sweeter :)


October release

We have a mega bundle of sweet stamps arriving for the end of the month, here are two from the six new Christmas stamps from Leanne Ellis. Annie has been a popular character and we thought you would like to see her all festive and Christmassy.
I will pre load up some more peeks from all our new October collections over the next few days as I have a lot party planning to do this month and don't want to forget to tease you :)


Wedding Bells

Hello Sugar addicts, I am still alive and have not dropped off the face of the earth, but I have been taking a lot of time off , this weekend I had a fabulous time at a wedding, it was so relaxed and calm, nothing like my own 20 years ago, I cant remember much about my day as my nerves were too much. But it was lovely to see all the men in their kilts, young and older, the beautiful bride and bridesmaids, the proud parents in all their finery. Just a brilliant day and lots of dancing and champagne :)

So back to work, well not to my desk as its the TATTIE HOLIDAYS and here in Scotland the schools close for two weeks! Traditionally, in the olden days, the children had to lift the potatoes by hand in the fields, therefor, that was the need for tattie holidays. That is no more, with all the machinery there is these days, mix that with the fact that there are not many children out there that would work that hard for some pocket money these days.

So working from home today with new artwork from Mary and Leanne, hopefully ready withing the next two weeks. Wait but there is more...................birthday time!

YES we are getting ready for our birthday celebrations here in the house of sugar, were plan to have our online party over on our own forum at Split Coast Stampers, you are all invited, I would love to see you all and I am very happy to share our birthday cake with everyone who has a sweet tooth.
Catch you again soon. Take care.


Elisabeth Bell Christmas Stamps

In 2008 Elisabeth Bell joined the team at House of Sugar, her Christmas range is still very much loved by stampers all over. Here is one from our Sweet Art Ebony Honey & Pip collection.
This is HONEY WITH GIFTS and a beautiful card has been created by Janiel. Pop over to her blog and see all the wonderful things she has been making with sweet stamps from Scotland.

I hear you are keeping Mark at Funkykit busy with your sugar addiction and that the Christmas Country Cousins are on most wish lists for the epic cardmaking season that is just ahead of us. I love forward to seeing them around blog land and also what our new DT make of these super cute rubber stamps.
Take care.

They arrived :)

You were right in asking what had happened to the new Country Cousins Christmas release, well today they arrived.*does a little happy dance*

We do not make the rubber here in the House of Sugar, and the factory that has been making our sweet rubber stamps will like everything else in the craft trade, be busy at this time of the year and therefor we have had to wait patiently for these little cuties to arrive. But it is well worth it, four darling stamps for your Christmas creations.

Country Cousins are designed in house and to answer a question over on SCS, no they are no designed by me or my daughters. I do not have the time to do my job as it is ;)

DT packets all went out to day too, watch out of some sweetness in the post girls :)

I am delighted to notice that Funkykits are selling these at a great price for such well illustrated stamps designs, very much one of the best priced ranges around, and real rubber.


$200+ give away

Yes just pop over to Card Making Day on SCS and join in the Sugar Nellie challenge and you could win one of 5 Goodie Bags worth $45 each. Each little bag of sweetness holds a selection of our stamp ranges from our wide range of illustrators and artists.

You have to be in it to win it.......the prizes are super sweet and as Sugar Nellie is a relatively new name on SCS, there is a great chance to win a prize.

A huge thank you to Donalda for listing the challenge, and I will hopefully get over there myself later on today. See you there :)

Bonus for followers

October, well I have no idea where September went but I have not been about much this last week and needless to say, there is a pile of work waiting for me!

DT and all sugar addicts, you are needed over on SCS this weekend end for some card making challenges and lots of fun and free stuff. Donalda has kindly offered to wave the flag for Sugar Nellie but I would appreciate any help and support you can give her.

Later than planned we have the new Mary Hall release over on Funkykits and to show our thanks to all you loyal followers of this blog, I have a coupon code for you it's MARYHALL

Use it at check out and remember to press apply to see the discount showing before paying (not in the comment box) and you will receive 10% off ALL Mary Hall Stamps for the next 24 hrs, yes that's the new ones too. :) I would love blogger to allow me to send emails to followers but they have not got it in place yet.

Autumn kits are sitting waiting to be sent to two lucky winners, congratulations girls, please email your address to within the next week please.

dawnmarieg said...
Gorgeous stamps. Thank you for the chance of winning them.xx
September 24, 2009 3:23 PM

Claudine said...
the cards are AMAZING!!! I am simply IN LOVE with these stamps! Both the illustrator and the card designer have such talent. Keep up the good work.
September 26, 2009 6:59 AM

That's all for today, catch you soon with some more news and creations.