Blog Queen & Candy

**** 12 days of Christmas candy starts tomorrow****

As the children get ready to open their advent calenders tomorrow, I thought I would let your know about our 12 days of Christmas give away. Starting on the first, tomorrow, we will be giving away a different prize each day for 12 days.

Now as much as I can't sing ( cant carry a tune in a bucket according to Gayle over on the challenge blog, cheers babe I love you too!) and it's not that we can match the song to our stamps, only the first one makes any sense, but a nice little gift from Sugar Nellie under your tree is better than hearing me sing right?

Pop back tomorrow as hopefully by then I will have worked out how to use Mr Linky, but don't put any bets on it just yet!

Tomorrow also sees Zoe join the House of Sugar as our new Blog Queen. Get ready to join Zoe in the New Year when she takes over the blog and it gets a make over at the same time! I cant wait to see what she does with the help of our brilliant DT,
there are lots of inspiration and ideas in the planning.


Greetings to you both

Tiets and Marlene have been busy with the new stamps designed by Diane Duda. I am loving the soft muted colours of these, Marlene has created a very distressed vintage effect and Tiets has used the popular powder blue as a winter colour theme. Lovely cards girls.
The DT stamp packs were sent out yesterday, so look out around the blogs for some new cards with the last of our 2009 stamps, these are for sale over at Funkykits, Mark has has had the first part of their order and will be topped up hopefully again next weekend. Sugar and Spice along with 4 new baby stamps are currently being wrapped up ready for sale but some are being put aside for a promotion in Craft Stamper magazine in the New Year, watch out for them.


Here she is, BUBBLES, a cutie pie for all those little girl/baby cards you need to make. Great to use glaze on those bubbles don't you think?

Working today Mark at Funkykits to bring you a great offer in the New Year, I am sure they will be sending out a news letter again in the holidays for those of you who like to do a little Internet shopping now and then.


Wednesdays child

Say hello to Elise, she is the last Sugar and Spice girl for now. Tomorrow I will show you the four new baby stamps that will come out at the same time. We do not have many stamps suitable for babies and we are looking to fill the gaps in our range.

Four weeks until Christmas, I guess its time to start the festive shopping and make a few gifts. I hope you are well ahead with yours and your cards are all ready to post .

Keep warm and stay safe.

Tuesday peek

Number six in the Sugar and Spice collection, this will most likely be our last release before the New Year. 2010 feels a long way away but like everything else it will sneak up on us all. This pretty maid is called ISLA, ain't she cute?

It's real cold here in Scotland and we are almost Twilighted out, having watched it twice in 24 hrs and still at least once more this week with the girls, I think that I have had my New Moon fix :)
Loved the special effects but poor Edward was tortured to the point on combustion over a simple kiss! Loved the wolfs ;)

A little blue

Donalda has been busy with the new releases from October, I particularly like the colour combos used on these two cards, blue with green and then with red. Beautiful cards as always, thank you Donalda.
Its coming around to last posting days for international mail, if you need a sugar fix this side of Christmas, don't put it off, official last posting day is at the start of December but we all know that its a hit or a miss with international and sometimes UK post delivery times.
There will be no more Christmas stamps released this year.
We hope that when Suzanne is feeling better she will try to catch up with the Gorjuss stamps but there will be nothing new in the near future.


the name game

We are getting ready for the delivery of these new stamps and today decided to name the Sugar and Spice collection, this one is Martha.
Remember that all seven stamps in this collection is up for grabs over on the challenge blog, y9u have to be in it to win it.

For all the Twi hards who are off out tonight at midnight to see New Moon, enjoy the eye candy and don't drool too much unless you have a bib ;)


Splish Splash

Sending you a little sunshine on a rainy day. One more from the Sugar & Spice collection. Get those yellow pens at the ready and maybe a little glaze for the puddles.
Enjoy your evening and home that tomorrow is a good day.


Little Miss Cutie Pie

Another cutie pie from Sugar & Spice collection , these are currently at the factory and hope that they will be sent to the DT this time next week.

You could will the complete collection, yes that's SEVEN new stamps, in the next challenge over on The Sugar Bowl blog, stamps are all the sweeter when they are free :)


Weekend Preview

One more of the new Sugar & Spice stamps due out at the end of the month. Wrap up warm for winter, or all year round here in Scotland !
Warm Birthday Wishes with this cozy little lady.
These sweet stamps make your pens happy :)

Have a good weekend where ever you are.


Situation Vacant

Situation Vacant

"We also have a vacancy at the House of Sugar, looking for someone who can work in front of a computer somewhere in the world. Do you know your blogger from you word press? Can you use digi kits to design pages? Have you a hour each day free time to update and chat?"

Let me expand on yesterdays words, I need someone to build and launch a new blog with all singing and dancing extras, keep it updated, interesting and fun. No crafting required as our DT do a wonderful job and your collaboration with them will result in endless sweet project samples and events.

I would like this new web guru to take in hand our forum on SCS and any other forum dedicated to Sugar Nellie. It is a job for anyone in the world who has a computer (dah) and the skills needed to achieve these goals.

Interested? email with your own blog address for reference(and any other you have built)
I will try to answer everyone, its a huge problem for me is the huge number of emails I receive, but I will do my best to reply to everyone.
This job equates to the equivalent of one hour a day, flexi time, paid monthly.

Sugar and Spice

"Sugar and Spice" and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of.............right?

Our late November release will see a new range to the HOS, seven girls, every so cute and just made for those copics and pro markers. Here is a peek at one of the new stamps coming soon.

We also have a vacancy at the House of Sugar, looking for someone who can work in front of a computer somewhere in the world. Do you know your blogger from you wordpress? Can you use digi kits to design pages? Have you a hour each day free time to update and chat?

More details tomorrow, this is not a voluntary position :)

Winter Wonderland

The weather here in Scotland has turned frosty and it's a nice change from rain, we get so much of that I feel like I have webbed feet sometimes :)

Carole has made this stunning card with Winter Wishes, I just love colours, so well put together.

I am off to see what you have been making with the new stamps, I am sure there are many of you inking these up already and its great to see what you all do with them.

If you have used one of the resent released stamps, comment with a link as I would love to see your work.
For the girls who all won the Cupcake challenge over on SCS, you candy will be sent out this week.

International customer need to think that if they require sweet stamps for Christmas that there are not too many weeks left to order if you want to make sure that they reach you on time.

Customers in Netherlands can find lots of new stamps in store from Carla at Simpel Scrappen.

keep warm and stay safe


New Stamps

October stamps were weeks late between one thing and another, the factory was backed up with work and some things just have to take there time. But they arrived and we have packed them and sent them over to Funkykits.
6 New stamps from Mary Hall
6 New stamps from Leanne Ellis
and 5 new stamps from Diane Duda....................WOW that's a lot of sweet rubber.

Were are taking bets in the house of sugar as to which ones will be the most popular and sell out quickest, sometimes we get it wrong as its difficult to gauge the popularity of any stamps.

all new releases are here

The candy man has been busy and all birthday candy has been posted.
DT packs have also been sent and the UK girls should have them by now.
Our international DT girls have to wait a little longer for theirs to arrive but I am sure that we will see some beautiful cards from all our team.

Thank crunchie its Friday, enjoy your day :)


New Challenge #23

Do you know that Sugar Nellie stamps have their own challenge blog, its been going a long time now and gives away lots of candy, not one stamp but at least 6 stamps in each prize, yes we know you have a sweet tooth :)

Challenge 23 is up and Judy has made this sketch for you all to follow. Each time the "sweeties" take it in turn to host the challenge, giving you a wide choice of styles to be inspired by.
A huge thank you to Gayle and her Sweeties for keeping the Challenge blog fresh and fun.

Did you win

The correct answers were

1 liquorice torpedos
2 cola cubes
3 sherbet strawberries
4 edinburgh rock
5 sherbet pips
6 pear drops
7 shrimps
8 gobstoppers

and there were several of you got it 100% right, so candy bags for you all.
I will let you mark yourself and if your got them all send your addy to and we can post your candy.

We have had a delivery of rubber and hope to get it to Funkykits later on in the week.


Do you know your candy?

Want to join in a little fun on SCS, do you have a sweet tooth?
How well do your know your sour plums from your bulls eyes?
Eight bags of sweets can you name them?


Birthday Cup Cakes

Here is Mary Hall's stamp CUTE AS CUPCAKES

I have a love for cup cakes, old fashioned birthday cake and I quite like Erika's muffins if they have icing on top ;)

Here is great link to all things, including craft, cupcakes

Join us for some cupcake fun on SCS tonight