Morning all...

Vicky here today to share with you my card using one of my Scrapberry Stamps...
and this sweetie is called "Fairy Birthday"...

I have teamed this sweetie with some gorgeous LOTV papers...

Coloured her with Spectrum Noir pencils and Sansodor 

added some Doodlebug Sprinkles and Wink of Stella for some sparkle..

and the layout was created using my MFT dies...and the sentiment came from the
Scrapberry stamp set...

for more details please pop over to my blog here...

So thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day too...

Vicky xx

Fairy Birthday

Hello everyone :o)

I've used another of those gorgeous ScrapBerry girlies for today's card...

This one is called Fairy Birthday and she's available from Funky Kits HERE.

I've had a change from my usual copics, and painted her with Distress Ink markers... I only got them this week, so I'm very much a beginner with them and have lots still to learn!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day.

Lisa x

Little Princess

Hellooo and good morning to you all.
Janine here today to share my Thursday card with you. This week I'm showing off the fabulous new stamps from Scrapberry's - the range is available from Funkykits. The cutie I've used today is called 'Little Princess', she was such a dream to colour and I love how her dress turned out.

I decided to use my new Silhouette machine made an inverted frame cutting out the word 'Beautiful' from the top layer of the cardstock. I coloured this little sweet heart with my Copic pens and added a little glitter and some handmade flowers to finish her off.  Full details can be found on my blog here.
I hope you like my little creation, next week it's Christine's turn so I'll see you again in 2 weeks.
 x Janine x 

Enjoy your Trip

Good morning sugar fans, Fi here with my Wednesday post. and my scheduled post

Now this stamp is one of the fabby new stamps from the Scrapberry's range at Funky Kits...she's called Enjoy your Trip...and appears to be one of the popular ones!!

The papers are from Echo Park which I layered onto bazzill card, doodled around the edges as, the image has been coloured with polychromos using blending solution...I have to say I do love that technique however very time consuming!!  I added some diamond glaze to the sunglasses to give a glass effect.  I also added a piece of lace fixed with some black twine and then added a wee camera charm and finally the flower is the layered rose from die-namics fastened with a jewelled brad and some ribbon leaves...hope you likey!!


Enjoy Your Trip....

Hi everyone...
Its Lynne here today! anyone going away anywhere nice on holiday this summer?? If so, then this card is just for you!
This is one of the new Scrapberry Stamps called "Enjoy Your Trip!" which you can buy from the Funky Kits Store! These stamps are a must check them out!

I have used Promarkers and Polychromos Pencils to colour my stamp. My papers are New Bloom from First Edition. I have used Tim Holtz Mini Film Strip die and a couple Marianne Design Flourishes.
I have embellished with some flowers, twine, tulle, a little button and some pearls. 

This sentiment comes with the stamp. 
You actually get a few sentiments and accessories with each of these Scrapberry Stamps..what a bonus!

You can find more info on my blog HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by and tomorrow Fi will be here with another of her stunning creations!
See you soon,

Lynne xxxx

Our Summer...

Morning all....

Vicky here today to share with you my card using one of the new Scrap Berry Stamps (available HERE)...and this sweet image is called "Our Summer" perfect for this time of the year methinks...

I have teamed this gorgeous image with some pretty LOTV papers...

and coloured (for a change) with just Spectrum Noir pencils and Sansodor..
and it was my first attempt

added the sentiment to the border die (came with stamp)...and some Doodlebug
Sprinkles too...

and the layout was created using my MFT dies...

For more details please pop over to my blog here...

So thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day too...

Vicky xx


Just a copy of the newsletter which went out this week, just incase you dont subscribe.....

Hello stampers
I thought I should drop you a quick email to let you know our news for June.
First of all there is a lot of rubber and digital stamps retiring this month. Its your last chance to add these to your collection if you dont already have them. Some have been sold out in rubber for a time and we have released these as instant digital stamps for the last week.
Our partnership with a new stamp company who also use the same artist as Sugar Nellie, has seen the first delievery of silicon stamps.
We have launched these at an amazing price of all 9 for £20 ! We have a limited stock on this deal, once the bundle is sold out it will be single stamps for sale only.
Unbelievable good value and the customers are already creating fantastic work with them.
These will be on sale as singles in July.
all available at
I hope everying is going well in your crafty world and I hope to see you across in our FB group.
best wishes

Wonderful Day

Hello everyone :o)

So... did you order the new Scrap Berry stamps, and have you played with them yet?  Aren't they lovely images?  I thought I'd play with one for today's card...

This stamp is called Wonderful Day, but she's not available on her own yet - at the moment you can buy all 9 Scrap Berry stamps from Funky Kits, in a fab bundle for £20 HERE, and they'll be on sale separately soon.

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

Lisa x

The Story Teller...

Hi Sugar Fans..

It's Christine... and I'm here with my card for today's post..  

I've used my much loved 'The Story Teller' image..  this little lady is such a joy to colour... and the image cries out to be done in 3D which is what I did - so I've put a couple of extra photos here to show you the depth - but if you want to see more detail, you can see more on my blog HERE.

The Story Teller is still available in digi format HERE - digi sometimes is a plus, because you can resize it before printing to exactly the size you want.  And most printer ink is happy to be used with Copics/Promarkers etc.  It certainly doesn't run - as you can see from my card.

It's exciting times over at Funky Kits - there are some fabulous new stamps available so all the DT are rushing to be the first to make a card with them...  I can't wait to play with mine!  And they are at a fabulous price too.....  check them out HERE!

Hope you'll pop back here tomorrow to see more inspiration..

Christine x

A little bit of Pippi

Good morning Sugar's Fi here with your Wednesday post here on The Sugar Nellie blog...woo hoo!!

Well as you know Karen has been busy beavering away in the shop getting all that lovely rubber posted to all her sugar fans.....I wonder who will be first to post a card with one of the new stamps....maybe by the time this scheduled post goes live we will have already seen some of your gorgeous creations!!

So I was thinking that I had been neglecting my much loved Pippi which is available from Funky thought I would give her a showing off.  I have coloured Pippi with spectrum noirs and shaded with polychromos....I am loving them more and more!  I glittered up the wings and the frog...The papers are from Echo Park So Happy Together which I layered onto bazzill card....and yes I have doodled again!!  The flower has been cut with the die-namics blueprints and I doodled that too.

Pop back tomorrow for more inspiration from the team!


Birthday Princess...

Hi everyone, its Lynne here with you today! I hope your all had a gorgeous weekend and enjoying all this beautiful weather. On Saturday my eldest Son had the pleasure of taking part in the Queens Baton Relay! He was chosen to be a baton bearer for all his volunteer work he does so we were very proud parents and had a lovely day!

So onto my card.... today i have used the gorgeous "Birthday Princess". You will find this little sweetie over at the Funky Kits store.

Birthday Princess was coloured using Promarkers and Polychromos Pencils.
I used Floral Pavilion papers from First Edition. The flower is a Cuttlebug die which i paired with Marianne Design flourishes and some Memory Box Delightful Butterflies.
To embellish my card i used lace, ribbon, some heart shaped buttons then i made a little decorative pin to finish off!

You can find more over on my blog HERE!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Fi will be here tomorrow with another of her gorgeous creations!

Take Care,
Lynne xx

Heavenly Angel...

Morning all....

Vicky here today to share with you my card using the adorable

I have teamed her up with some pretty LOTV papers and Kraft Card...

Coloured her with my Copics, Chalks & Spectrum Noir pencils...

and the layout was created with a mix of MFT dies...and added sparkle with my 
Wink of Stella brush..

for more details please pop over to my blog here..

So thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day too...

Vicky xx

SOS- Super cute business idea

Happy Sunday readers, it's Father's Day in the Uk and hubby had all his gifts yesterday on the yearly trip to the big city to by him some new clothes. Thank goodness it's only once a year, the men in this family just don't do shopping and I can honestly agree that I did not enjoy it either.

 I recognise that retail is changing but I also know the big guys are playing games. Sports direct over value there products so that they can take a massive 70% off jeans! no way were those years worth or would ever sell at £65.
Stirling mills sells a flour cusion at £200 when we price those at £145
Debenhams sell a set of sassy belle suitcases at £32 when we have those at £17.60

So from that small selection you see why the big guys are squeezing out the small independents, it's not on price so it must be brain washing that the big shops sell better or it's the price slashing they can legally do if the item has been on sale at full price for 28 days.

With my headin a spin already knowing that I don't want to stay in this game any longer than my lease requires me too. What next!

We I think I've found the answer!

Looking around pinterest this week I found some super sweet mobile shops. What so perfect about these...... Loads of things.
Most small business can well do without the rent and rates bills, tied to a shop 6 days week, stupid water bills and phone, insurance and advertising.

Knock that all on the head and but this.

How easy would this be, take it out a couple of weekend a year or every weekend, pull it behind your own car, no need for not tax or engine problems. You could even pull this into a larger show via the garage doors.
Everything is stored inside , easy to put up and take down. A few props outside and your open for business.
What would you sell, cupcakes, ice cream, vintage finds, books, crafty makes there is basically a load of things that could be sold from a caravan.

Would you walk past a cute caravan at a show, it would be rude not to stop because they would be an attraction in them selves. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a fied of these at a fair!

I love them, shame the Scottish weather puts a damper on things but better be in a caravan than a table top outside when it rains.
Yes this is a pop up shop that can travel. The way forward for small business that do well on the Internet but still need a little interaction with their customers. Sunny summer fairs on the green, Highland games, local village shows, and school open days. 

Now all I need to feed this dream is a wee caravan with a solid shell and two good tires!
What are you dreaming of today?
Take care

Going going gone

Good morning everyone, hope this week has been kind to you.

As I wait for deliveries I have been tiding up on the computer. I have loaded up some new digital stamps, these have been available are rubber stamps for almost three years but our licence is due to expire and they are going going gone! Some rubber has been sold out for a long time , so this is your last chance to pick them up. and look for retired stamps or digital.

Remember that Christmas crafting will be around the corner, certainly in the shops we are already preparing Christmas classes so don't miss out on anything.

We have been doing a lot of class sample this month, thanks to Kate who does the design work, these have been a lot of fun. Classes run in Elgin and Oldmeldrum. We do a stamp camp for those who want to learn more on stamping teqnics. We have added a Hobby House day using toppers as we wait for Sugar Nellie toppers from Hobby House later on in the year. These have been stunning to make, so easy when you don't have to colour, that part takes time and skill, something we can't teach in a two hour class.

Beautiful card as you can see, thank you Kate!

Thanks all from me today, enjoy your weekend.


Hello everyone :o)

I love to play with all of my Sugar Nellies, but these sweet little Annie stamps were one of my first loves, and one of the first I bought... I don't think they ever look dated either.

This one is Fizz, and you find her HERE at Funky Kits... however, if you like a bargain (don't we all?!) you can also get her HERE as part of a set of 4 Annie stamps for £9.99.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day.

Lisa x

Under The Sea

Janine here, and this week I thought I would share a pretty rubber stamp called 'Under The Sea', isn't it cute and she's available from Funkykits.  I was a little out of my comfort zone creating the water effect, so I decided to try and keep it simple by sweeping across the background and then dotting it with the colours I used in the rest of the picture then to finish off I added a few complimentary sequins.
I used some pretty paper from First Edition in the background and coloured my image with Copic pens. All the shapes were cut using MFT Blueprint dies.  For full details of everything I used go to my blog here
I hope your day is a good one!
Hugs Janine xx


Hazel and Nutty

Good morning Sugar fans it's Fi here...yes twice in the one week!!

Now this has to be one of my favourite stamps from Sugar's Hazel and Nutty...aren't they a cute pair??

You can buy Hazel and Nutty from Funky!!  Or you can go for the digi version!!

Now this is such a versatile stamp and can be used really for any occasion...and even Christmas!!

I have used papers from MME - Meadow collection, I inked up the edges of each of the layers with distress ink and layered them onto kraft card...oh doodled around the edges too...  I coloured Hazel with spectrum noirs and then shaded with polychromos...I am still practising with the spectrums but I think I am liking them more each day....I then glittered up the wings with glamour dust as the stickles didn't go so well. I made the flowers with one of the die-namics rolled rose dies, the grass and those teeny weeny butterflies are memory box dies which I glittered up with some platinum stickles.  I finished of with some wee pearls in the corners of the layers.

Hope you like this weeks card and remember to pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration from the team.


Best Day Ever...

Hi everyone, its Lynne here today! I hope your having a great week so far. The weather has been miserable here the last few days. Its not cold...just very wet!!

Today i  have made a card and candle gift set using the gorgeous "Best Day Ever" digital stamp. She also comes in rubber but is soon to be retired so if you want this cutie you will have to get her very soon!

I used Promarkers and Polychromos Pencils to colour. For my card i used MME papers, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die, lace, a little bow and added some gems.

The candle was really fun to make..if you fancy giving it a go then here is how i did it....

I printed the digi onto tissue paper (you can just stamp directly onto the paper if using rubber!)
I coloured my image using Promarkers. You have to do quite a few layers to get the colour you want as colouring on tissue paper is not the easiest!
Cut around the image...just roughtly, doesnt need to be neat as you are not going to see the edges.
Place on the candle and using a good amount of wax paper wrap it around tightly gathering the excess in a bunch at the back.
Using your heat gun sweep over the whole of the image. You MUST pull tight on the wax paper as you do this as the pressure from the wax paper pushes the tissue paper into the melting wax leaving the image embedded on your candle.
You will see the candle wax melting and the image starting to change. Make sure you go right to the egdes of your image.
 All thats left to do now is carefully peel the wax paper away and admire your gorgeous personalised candle!
You can also put a sentiment on there in exaclty the same way if you wish!

For more details please feel free to pop over to my blog HERE!

Thanks very much for stopping by! Tomorrow Fi will be here with more inspiration for you...hope you can pop back then!

Lynne xxx

I grant you one wish....

Morning all....

Vicky here today to share with you my card using the adorable
 "I grant you one wish" Fairy Stamp...

I have teamed her up with some lovely LOTV papers..

Coloured her with my Copics, Chalks & Spectrum Noir Pencils..

and the layout was created using my MFT dies and Doodlebug Sprinkles..

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...

Vicky xx

SOS pink ladies

Good morning sugar addicts

The sun is shining here in the NE Scotland, two days in a row! Mind you we had plenty of rain before that and hubby was getting frantic that he had cut silage and there would not be a chance to bale it all.

Wedding season is here. We had a dance on Friday night and another party this afternoon. Delighted to see old friends again and reminisce on our young days.

Back to work on Monday for me, looking for a delivery of stamps , goodness knows where it am going to put these as we have been trying to reduce the space funkykits takes up. This delivery will put us at bursting point. One of the reasons were have such a huge quantity of these arriving is the price. Com pairing the Far East market to UK/USA does not hold comparison. I know most things are  made there but when you deal with a business in a new country you have to get your head around cultural differences. They have a very different market to us and pitch their product according to the life style and income. Good news for us.

So before we launch these cute girls to you, yes they all girl stamp.

What do you think of these pink ladies?
Answers on a postcard......

I think I will be busy on Monday, loading these up and sending out the DT some stamps to play with. Really looking forward to seeing your creations , very happy to be able to bring these stamps to the Uk, fingers crossed they are as successful as Magnolia's were back in 2007 just when they grew hair. If anyone can remember the Magnolia's when they were bald, let's hope you got rid of those!  

Enjoy your day and I will catch you again.


Be Our Guest....introducing

My name is Elizabeth Elton aka Cardville Cards by Elizabeth. I live near Oslo, the capital of Norway, with my husband and 8 year old daughter. My "day job" is being a social worker, my passion is crafting:) I have a big passion for cards and coloring. Copics are my favorite coloring medium but I also love the soft look of distress inks. I love soft tones and my style is a hint of vintage/shabby chic.  I've been  crafting for about 8 years and I am still in love with this wonderful hobby. I was so happy to be asked by Karen to guest design for Sugar Nellie. I must say I love these adorable images, and I had lots of fun coloring this beautiful Live Laugh Love image. 
I know I will be using this image over and over! 

Here is my card- I hope you like it! 
I used Pion Design papers, dies are by Lifestyle Crafts, Swirl by Memorybox, flowers by WOC. Sentiment is Norsk Stempelblad AS. Postmark stamp by Kort og Godt, pearls by Panduro. I used Frantage shabby white around the image and Stickles on the wings. 

I absolutely love this adorable image called Live Laugh Love. I used the following copic markers:
Skin: E23-13-11-21-00, R20
Dress and flowers: V95-3-91-V000, W3, Hair: E57, YR24, E53-50-43
Wings: V000, W1-3
Greens: G43
I printed the image in light grey to get a bit of no-lines effect. 

Visit my blog for a bonus discount on Sugar Nellie Digital stamps

Thanks for stopping by today, 
wishing you a wonderful, creative weekend! 

Crafty hugs,