Thursday, 16 December 2010


Oh me I have had a right to do with round two, as Karen said to do our own thing, but my problem is whatis my own thing, a few months ago it was all colour and paper but recently I have got well and truly into CAS and WOW cards, so after a few failed attempts I have come up with two cards, and I have gone COLOUR this time as it was WOW in the last round.
The first one I am happy to share with you is a girlie one, all pink and cutesy,

For this card I have kept to the clean and simple approach as I love this image HIPPIE CHICK and the size of it is perfect to make it the real star of the card, well I think so anyway.
Used to make this card
Stamp - Hippie Chick from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Bo Bunny
Cardstock - Stash Boxes
I have used chalk and a scallop punch to create the cloudy sky effect on the background, this is the first time I have tried this technique and I rather like the finished effect.
And of course no card is complete without a MS border punch.
And now for my second, I have a couple of older boys birthdays coming up early in 2011 so am getting them out the way now before mr Mojo goes on his annual xmas break.

I love this image for older boys, and I had to go COLOUR again, and colour I have used to the max I think, but as he's going to be 10 I think I can get off with it
Used To Make This card
Stamp - No 1 Fan from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - My Minds Eye Lil Robots pack
Sentiment - Personnal Impressions
The Label/Tag is a spellbinders Nestabilitie set which I forgot I had until recently
For both cards I went with CAS, no embellishments, just the DP and the Image, and I think for these thats all thats needed.
Anyway I hope you really like them, and if you do please please vote for me in the final round xxx
Thanks for taking the time out to visit me and please leave me a comment or two along the way.
Take care and stay safe in this white weather

Friday, 10 December 2010


OK, so i know I am last again but with the weather, kids off school, and family staying over my crafting has been well, to be honest non existent for the last couple of weeks, so today I have finally got round to doing my WOW cards for the simply sassy challenge, who isn't going to have a go and want to have the spellbinders caliber under their tree. LOL

My first card, is so simple its scary,

I have stamped directly onto the card stock and pretty much left it at that, turned it into a simple easel card, and used a sentiment stamp which I think fits the bill perfectly.

The next is featuring what I think is my favourite of the first release, she has been matted onto some embossed card stick and a sentiment added to finish

The third and final card, i thought I should use some embellishments on, so out came the punches in their masses, and I actually quite like the finished effect
Thanks Karen for making us all think white, espically when all round us outside has been whote for so long now.
Anyway good Luck everyone who has entered the challenge, and lets see who makes it through to stage 2.

Hugs and Thanks for looking.
Fiona xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

WK 30 - A Tent Topper Card for All Things Sugar Nellie on PCP

Evening Ladies, Wednesday already, I did try and do this posting last night but I just kept getting an error message (again) so gave up and had a night in front of the tele, anyway its week 30 over at Paper Craft Planet, and a new challenge awaits us there, again the super Karen from Sugar Nellie is offering the winner their choice of 3 rubber stamps from the Sugar Nellie lines over at Funky Kits. So come on what you waiting for get on over here and join in.

Used to Make my card were

Image - Snowman from Sugar Nellie (available at Funky Kits)

Sentiment - Stamping Up

Nestabilites, Cuttlebug, SU Punches and an embossing folder, memento Ink and a bit of ribbon from stash, finished off with a little bling, oh yeah and a papermania snowflake punch.

And as usual the close up on the stamped and coloured image.

Right best off and get ready for the next boy to come home from, they have better social lived than I do, but please do come join us at PCP, and it could be your lucky week.

Thanks for looking,
Fiona xx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Sugar Bowl Wk 47

Girls can you believe it's week 47 over at THE SUGAR BOWL already, seems like only yesterday it was a new blog, but alas time has flown and already its November, and christmas is rapidly approaching, thought it was time I got this challenge done, can't the the Sugar Bowl challenges, they are as my youngest says "awesome".

I've had a wee break from the christmas cards, and have made a birthday card to put in my stock box for next year, although I did sit down to do my 4 year old nephews card for next weekend, this is what I have ended up with LOL, well theres always tomorrow isn't there.

Used to make this card

Image - Hippie Chick - available soon from Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
Woodware Butterfly punches in 2 sizes
SU - Oval and scallop punches
Nestablitlie circles and scallops
EK success Daisy Punch
Sentiment - Personnal Impressions
Embossing Folder

Thought I'd keep this one quite simple with no DP, and let the fantastic image be the main point, I have added the ribbon bow, as thats the Theme for the sketch.

Right off to see what else I can come up with, having a me morning, lol.

Thanks for looking

Fi xxx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Evening crafters, thats another week gone and another week nearer to christmas, how are you all getting on ploughing through your cards, I have to say this year I am remarkable well through mine, (touches wood just incase I jinx it), and the card I am about to share is one that will be going into the gift bag for the boys teachers, one down one more to go, have also done them candles, beaded necklaces and yummy box of sweet treats, which very bravely I am going to get the boys to make with me.

Anyway the card, I have asked the girls over at All Things Sugar Nellie on PCP to make tealight candle cards, I saw this card way back in June on our very own DONALDAS blog, and I thought I really need to have a bash at these, and here we are 5 months later I have actually got round to tackling it.

The tealights I have in the card are scented (Winter Berries) and it just adds that little something to the card too.

Used to make this card
Image - Snow Cozy from SUGAR NELLIE
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Jolly Happy Christmas pack from Dovecraft
Sentiment - Contempo Christmas from SU
Woodware - Snowflake Punch and Holly punch
A little bling and ribbon and flowers from stash, and once again paper rolled flowers to finish
And finally what christmas card would be complete without a little glitter

Anyway off to catch up on a bit of tele,

Good Night


Saturday, 6 November 2010

Shaker Card for Sugar Nellie on PCP

Morning friends, and mad crafters, can't believe its cold wet and November already, can someone tell me what happened to Summer, did I happen to blink and miss it??

Got a wee card to share with you today, I challenges the girls over at PCP -All things SUgar Nellie Group to make shaker cards this week, and now my sample card has finally dried and the shaker bit isn't leaking I've managed to take a piccie or two.

I love shaker cards and the effect they give, the only problem is that I am not always successful, but am so glad to say that so far so good with this one, I have made it for my neighbours cause the girl reminds of their wee girl.

Used to make this card
Image - Christmas home grown from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with _ Promarkers
Sentiment - Papermania
DP - Dovecrafts Christmas collection
Woodware Holly Punch, Martha Stewart Border Punc some Flowersoft and Glamour Dust for the Shaker
A Little bit of bling and beaded embellishments from my stash.
I am loving making these simple flowers, the lovely Kate from the Sugar Nellie, showed us Ellon crafters how to make these on the demo day and I have to say I have made loads of these since, they are so easy and always match the card perfectly everytime.

Our facebook group is growing nicely, we are upto 80 members already, so if you haven't already done so please come join us, theres always someone around on it, leave us a message, share your ideas, and most importantly HAVE FUN
Thanks for taking the time to pop over, hope you enjoyed your coffee and biscuits
Take Care
Fi xxx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sugar Sweetness

WOW is all I can say, have you seen what SUGAR NELLIE are going to be bringing to us crafters soon, If not you are really missing out,

This is Karen (Mrs Sugar Nellie) just teasing us all, don't you think that these are to die for, I can't wait to play with these little darlings. xxxx

If any of you out there are on FACEBOOK, please come join on on SUGAR NELLIES, for a chat and to share your creations, its good to chat and share, looking forward to seeing you over HERE.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Girls, I know many many of you out there are FACEBOOK fans/addicts, so I thought it was about time we had our little group of sweet addicts on Facebook too, so I've opened a SUGAR NELLIE group.

Please come and join us, to share your creations, ask any advice or general questions and have a good old chim wag with other Nellie fans.

Looking forward to seeing you all over there soon.


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Afternoon Crafty Friends

Afternoon friends, it's been a wee while since I updated this blog, but been madness, children been ill, broke a tooth, finally got it pulled out yesterday(OUCH!!) and the kids are on their October holidays, but I have to fess up I am well through my christmas cards this year, still a few more to tackle but happy with progress so far.

So today I thought I'd share what we've been doing over on Paper Craft Planet, where this week, I said I'd like to see anything BUT NOT a card, well I've done mine, and also a card to match, its for my mates daughters 14th birthday on Saturday, so fingers crossed she likes it.

I decided to make her a little candle to match her card that I had in mind, and I have combined the card to use the fab new sketch over at THE SUGAR BOWL this week,

Used to make these creations were
Image - Pillow Talk from Sugar Nellie @ Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - You Go Girl Stamp set fromThe Paper Company Studio
DP - Bliis Collection from Crate Paper
Ribbon - Local Craft Hoose

Stickles and a couple of bits of Bling to finish off.

I have to confess to being totally in love with these new images, and if you didn't get round to pre ordereing yours they are available now as singles over at FUNKY KITS.
Anyway off to tackle some more christmas stuff.
See you all in a bit

Fiona xxx

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Good Morning all, its Saturday already and the weather is turning, its cold, the leaves are changing and falling off, which is a nightmare because the way our street is when the wind picks them up they all land in my garden......

Anyway its a perfect excuse to stay in and craft, over on PCP all things Sugar Nellie, this week I challenged the girls with WHITE, as i keep seing some fantastic cards all in white, I love them, so I thought this would be an ideal chance for me and the other fab girls to give it a bash, so this is what I have played with this week............

Used to make this card -

Image - Daisy from Sugar Nellie (Currently unavailable)
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Stampin Up, stamped in Brocade Blue also from Stamping Up
Flowers - Wild Orchid (of course, who else could it be)

Also used Cuttlebug, an embossing folder, Martha Stewart leaf punch and a couple of buttons from my stash.

As you can see its WHITE and its pretty simple, think I may just have to make a batch of these and that'll use up some of the images I've precoloured.

The fantastic new Simply Sassy images are NOW available to preorder over at FUNKY KITS, and I for one can't wait to get mine and get them all inky.

Right off to dear with the boys, Adams been in with me all night, he's had a bad one, he has a temp and a really sore throat, so am guessing theres no football training for him today, it'll be a sofa day with DVD's and hopefully he'll manage some tea at my mums.

Good luck everyone and hope you all have a great Saturday xx

Thanks for Looking

Friday, 17 September 2010

Stamping For The Weekend

Morning crafters, it's Friday again already, which means its time for another challenge from STAMPING FOR THE WEEKEND design team.

This week we were challenges to TAG IT, which at first I wasn't sure how I was going to get round this one, but after a couple of binned cards, I finally settled on this card......

Used to make this card

Image - Meljan Designs Digi Image
Coloured - Promarkers
DP - Bo Bunny
Sentiment - Hobby art
Also used a border punch, woodware butterfly punch and an L-em leave punch, a little bling and a touch of glitter dust to finish the butterflys.
I quilled a few strips to paper to make the flowers and to add some dimesion to the card, the leaves have been shaped and the butterflys have been teased and squeezed to allow the wings to add a little more dimension too.
This week we are sponsored by MELJAN DESIGNS, who kindly gave the design team all images to play with, and we have tried to ensure a wide variety where used to inspire you this week, so make sure you pop over HERE and have a look.
Meljan Designs are currently only available through WHIMSY STAMPS, but unfortunatley they are currently experiencing technical issues with their website, this will not affect the winner receiveing their prize.

Anyway thats all for today, thanks for taking the time out to have a look and please pop over to Stamping for the weekend and join the fun.

Fiona xxx

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

WOW its wednesday already,

Oh me, it's been a busy week so far, had a giggle at card group on Monday night, still need to finish off my santa bear card then I'll get round to sharing them with you, off out today with friends for a crafty day, am sure more giggles will be had, probably more giggles than crafting but hey ho, its all good fun.
Todays card wasn't made for any challenge, it was purely for fun casue I wanted to play with this image...............

I think this little cheerleader from Sugar Nellie is just the sweetest little girl eveer, and who at some point in their life hasn't wanted to be a cheerleader, I know I did (although it was a good few years ago now)

Used to make this card were
Stamp - Cheerleader Manga from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Shabby Chic Pad from Tim Holtz
Card stock all from stash
Sentiment - Stampin up

Also used a Martha Stewart border punch and the Stampin Up Oval punches

Anyway thats it for today, off to jump in the shower and get myself sorted for the day ahead.

Thanks for taking the time out to stop and listen to be waffle on.
Fiona xxx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

When Santa got stuck in the chimney.......

When Santa got stuck in the chimney,
He began to shout......

Come on girls I am sure you all know the words to this old song, and when I saw the image I've used today it was that very song that sprang to my mind. SO I think you can all guess it's another christmas card I am going to share today.

Heres todays offereing.......................

I think that this cute Manga Santa has to be my fabourite from the latest release from SUGAR NELLIE,

Used to make this card.

Stamp - Manga Santa from SUGAER NELLIE
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Creative Expressions set

Also used a papermania snowflaske punch, a little bling and some polar white flower soft.

Right the boys are still asleep so off to tackle this weeks challenge at the SUGAR BOWL.

Thanks for taking the time out to pop over and thaving a wee lookie around my blog.

Fiona xxxx

Friday, 10 September 2010

Quick Post for today

Flying post this evening, can't believe its Friday already, I must be getting old cause the weeks sure are zooming past me at the moment.
Todays card isn't Christmas, although I still have a few done to share and am on the next batch already, splashed out on some Clarity stamps so now I need to practice the brayer technique I have a lot of practising to do I promise you, Barbera Grey I ain't.

Anyway heres todays card.....

I love this little manga you can see she would be a total daddys girl....

Used to make this card -

Stamp - Manga Fishing Girl from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Personnal Impressons stamping in Stampin Up ink
Dp - Funky Hand

Have also used a Martha Stewart border punch and some stickled to creat a shimmer on the water.

Anyway better dash and tuck these boys into bed,

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy.


Fiona xxxx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Day 6, and counting, how long will it last??

Day 6, how much longer do you think this will last, better get some more cards made or I'll have run out LOL

Todays card, isn't really my card, Yes I did make it but I didn't really design it, it's one of the cards us Aberdeenshire girls got to make on the Sugar Nellie on Tour day back in August.

The day was fantastic, everyone seemed to have a blast, loads of creative juices were flowing that day (despite the fact I'd been at a wedding the day before).

Todays card was one of the cards designed by the fantastical talented KATE, who works in the House of Sugar up in Elgin


I love this card design and keep your eyes peelied because I know it'll appear again soon(ish)

Used to make this card
Stamp - Daisy, of course from SUGAR NELLIE
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Ella Blue from GCD Studios (FAB PAPER)

Cardstock, a little bling, a few punches and nesties, and a set of tweezers, yes tweezers.

The tweezers in case you are wondering are because Kate saw a tutorial on line on how to make your own flowers, and she had us all make our own twisted flowers and I have to say simple and effective, and I have used this style of flower again on several occasions, even though my first couple went in the bin, because when I took them off my tweezers they ended up looking a ringlets you would put in long hair (LOL)
Anyway I would just like to say a HUGE thankyou to Karen, Kate and Erica for the fun filled day we all shared together, we had a blast and we had some YUMMY cupcakes of course, couldn't have a SUGAR NELLIE day without a little sugar.

Believe me these cupcakes where mmmmmmmm, all pink and glitter covered too, and yes they were meant to have glitter on them.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read my waffle, hope you like Kates card idea, I did.


Fiona xxxx

OHHHHH have you seen these

Theres a fab new challenge live this morning over at THE SUGAR BOWL, and you have a choice of prizes if you are lucky enough to be winner, and one choice is the fab new country cousins stamps that are to be released soon,

Heres your first glimpse at the new stamps coming soon.....

Theres only way to get your hands on these for free, and thats to join in the fun this week and make your creation using the fab sketch provided for us all

Good Luck

Fiona xxxx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

5th Day in a row, mmmmm

Oh me, day 5 and we seem to be on a roll.....

Yesterday I gave in and ordered tickets for all 4 of us to go see the X factor tour 2011 when it comes in March, so heres hoping the finalists this year I like, although in saying that I have taken Adam every year for the last 3 years and he's loved it, and Conner is now old enough and always complains that he never gets to see anything so he'll get to come too, fingers crossed he likes it........Adam is excited already about going, and also the fact I've got tickets for us to go and see his favourite boy band JLS in November, followed by the pantomine in December, so fingers crossed he likes it.

Anyway, had a hard time trying to decide which card I should share with you today,

Tough decison should it be Christmas or Not Christmas......

Well then how about this one...................

I love this image, its an oldie but a goodie, it's certainly one of my favourites and will be getting used a lot this christmas for little boys cards

Receipe used in making this card

Stamp - Hamish with Sledge from SUGAR NELLIE
Coloured - Promarkers
Sentiment - Stampin up
DP - My Minds Eye

Also used a little Polar White flowersoft and a little glamour dust, so make the snow look like snow. LOL.

A simple but effective card I think.

Anyway thats it for today, i've waffled on long enough, I hope you like it.

Take Care

Fiona xxxx