Friday, 12 August 2011


Evening all, Its he last week of the boys summer holiday so I took them out for a treat to the cinema, they choose to see Mr Poppers Penguins, and lets say it was a huge hit, but then 6 cute penguins and Jim Carey it couldn't be anything other than a huge hit, we all loved it, then took the boys to tea with my BFF and her girls, so heres a piccie of me, my boys and my BFFS two girls........

Anyway I guess I better tell you about my card for this weeks SUGAR BOWL, Gayle and her sweeties have challenged us with a fantastic sketch from Maria, with the optional theme of BLUE, so heres my 1st card..... long story but we set Cathy Wallington the challenge of at least 4 cards for the challenge in the next two weeks, so thought I'd better show willing and try and do four as well..... so heres my SUGAR BOWL card.......

Excuse my photography but the card is straight its just the photo that makes it appear squint.....

I was going to go down my usual road of using flowers but then thought, No Fiona, lets do something differnt so went with making the rossette on this card.....just something different.

Heres a close of of my favourite Sherbit Pip, have you heard theres another couple of pips coming soon, can't wait, I love these pips.

Used to make my card were.....

Image - A sherbit pip from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly stamped in Summer Sky Memento Ink
French script stamp from The Darkroom also stamped in Summer Sky Memento
DP - No idea I've had to for ages
MS Border Punch
SU Circle and Scallop CIrcle
Ribbon from local craft shop.

Anyway better go and do some more colouring, as I want to catch up with the christmas cards I got to do, had planned to have more done by now than I have , so heads down.......

Thanks for popping past to have to a look.



Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Yes Sugar Bowl again x

Yes I;ve managed to make another this is number 3, I have another couple but I want to keep them for a couple of future SUGAR NELLIE facebook challenges, so they will be using the same sketch even thought the closing date has passed.

Anyway heres number 3.....

I am asheaned to say that I've had this poor Sassy since it was released and this is the first time I've got round to inking her up.......... I know its a disgrace, shes just so pretty.....

Thought she deserved a little close up of her own.

And it seems to be that I have a real thing for these two butterfly punches, I seem to be reaching for them all the time at the moment.....

Used to make this card were

Image - Fairy Tale from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Found in stash had it for ages, no idea
Ribbon - Local craft shop
Woodware Butterfly punches
Sentiment Stamp - found in bottom of box no idea where I got it

Anyway thats enough for today

Thanks for taking the time to look



Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sugar Bowl again

Well over on the SUGAR NELLIE facebook page, our Sugar Mamma make a joke about Cathy Wallington and Fiona Robertson having to make at least 6 entries in the 4 weeks the challenge was running, and well they both rose to the occasion and exceeded all our wildest believes, they both hit 9 cards if not more and each card was totally outstanding, so in the last few days they've been egging us other girlies to try and match them, well theres no way I can reach that number in that short a period of time, but I've had another bash and came up with this card..........

I have coloured this card with some of the Spectrum Noirs from Crafter Companion, and I'll say I think I'm defo a promarker girl, these pens are going to take a lot of getting use too.

Heres a wee close up on this stunning Sassy Girl, Pillow Talk from Funky Kits

I have kept this card simple with lots of white to highlight the bright pink hair, Cathy I hope you are impressed with all this pink.....think I might be a convert to PINK.

Used to make this card

Image - Pillowtalk  from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Coloured with - Spectrum Nior
Cardstock - Rymans
Embossing Folders, flower punches, MS leave punch and a bit of bling
Ribbon - Local craft shop

Anyway thats another one done and dusted

Thanks for looking


Monday, 8 August 2011

Happy Monday,

Can you believe that a friend, yes you Pops, has just told us all its only 138 days until christmas, oh no.........

Anyway on a brighter and happier note, its Monday and that means a new challenge over on the SUGAR NELLIE facebook group, if you;ve not yet come and joined us, please do, we are a friendly bunch and all sugar addicts are welcome to join us.

This week I've asked the girls to dig out their punches and create something using them and a Sugar Nellie image, and the lucky person choosen at random will be able to choose a Sugar Nellie of their choice to come home and stay with them,(how many of you Sugar Nellie fans remember the early days when you got the adoption certificate for your Nellies)

Anyway this is my card using punches....

A little close up of the gorgeous Windswept

Used to make my PUNCH card..........

Coloured with - Promarker
DP - Bo Bunny
Sentiment - SU
Cardstock = DCWV
Woodware Butterfly punches and MS Border Punches

Anyway thats enought from me for today, off to schedule a few more posts and Yes Cathy Wallington it is my Sugar Bowl cards

Thanks for looking


Friday, 5 August 2011

Sugar Nellies Sugar Bowl

Well its been sooooo long since I actually posted a card onto the blog for the SUGAR BOWL, but this week the girls on the facebook page, huge shouts have to go to CATHY WALLINGTON and FIONA ROBINSON, they have been producing totally stunning cards using the sketch that I just had to join the fun this week as well........

So heres my effort, I have another half finished so fingers crossed I can get it in on time as well......

This is also the card for the Facebook Sugar Nellie Challenge this week, which is to use Summery Colours such as Orange and Yellows........

Used to make this card

Image - A sherbit Pip from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - No idea found it in a box I had forgotten about OOOPPS
Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, Fiskers border punch and Nestabilites
Ribbon - From local Craft shop

Well better move and jump in the shower or it'll be time to head to the play barn with the boys and my mates...

Thanks for looking



Monday, 18 July 2011

SUGAR NELLIE on Facebook Weekly Challenge

Yes its Monday already, and this is the 3rd week of our school holidays, boy they are flying in so far, Well Monday means a new challenge on the SUGAR NELLIE FACEBOOK PAGE, and this weeks its nice and simple, its a colour theme this week and it's


Yes, nice and easy, as usual only rules are that your creation must contain a SUGAR NELLIE image, and this week must contain BLUE, well girls how simple is that............

Well this is what I have come up with this week

 Used my make my card

Stamp - Baby Love by Mary Hall For Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - K and Co Itsy Bitsy
Sentiment - SU, Stamped in Bashful Blue from SU
Stamped in Memento
Buttons and Ribbon from stash

I've kept it simple and thats the way all my cards seem to be going at the moment, just a phase I guess, am sure it won't be long until I am back to the boxes to embellishments hahahaha.

Anyway thats it this week nice and simple, hopefully you'll all take the time out to pop over HERE and join the fun and chat this week.

Take Care


Thursday, 14 July 2011


Oooopps didn't realise its been so long since I posted on here, have had a crafty session today loads of images coloured ready to become cards now, and I have agreed to take a beginners card class every 2 weeks, I do one month and a crafty friend does the next month, so I will have my cards and kits to start prepping too......

Anyway its late and I'm off to get sorted for tomorrow

Monday, 20 June 2011

LOTV Birthday Bear

Ok I have finally given in and purchased some LOTV stamps, kept telling myself I really didn't need any more, but I went looking for a martial arts boys stamp and of course I found the LOTV release and well I had to have another few whilst there, all from their male sets, so looking for an excuse to use them wasn't hard when one of my boys came home with a party invite, for a wee boys 7th birthday party, so I let Conner have a rummage in the stamp box and this is the one he wanted to use, I think the 7 swung it for him.

I let him choose all the colours as well since it was for his best friend, who i think you can guess is called Ben, lol.

Used to make this card...

Image - Lily of the Valley Birthday Bear
Coloured with - Promarkers
Cardstock - The Papertrae
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Letters cut using sizzlets and cuttlebug.

I love the colours and I have to say Conners your choices turned out quite awesome, and Bens mummy said he loved having his name on a card, and it had pride of place on the fireplace.

Anyway better move, its getting late and the Conner has his school trip tomorrow so need to have an earlier than normal start


XX Fiona XX

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A couple of piccies from the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun day

A couple of weeks ago I and some friends went along to the Papertrie in Dyce for Kath, Debbi and Annes, Girls just want to have fun day. And boy did we have fun.

Heres a piccie of the talented Anne with her no sew inky bag that we all made, mine is currently pride of place hanging on my craft room wall.

Heres some of the girls applying their fabric to their bags, it was so easy and we finished in record time which meant we got first dibs on the lunch table, hahaha.


This is my dear friend Linda proudly showing her bag off.

Now I know Debbi will be after me for these pictures, she did request that I airbrush them but sorry Debs I ain't clued up on that side on the photoshopping software, so heres our Debz in full swing with the promarkers.

Now I sneaked this picture I did try and get Mrs Sugar Nellies picture but I am sure she has a built in camera radar as she just kept moving, Erika on the other hand was so carried away getting inky with Kath that we managed to snap her piccie


Well I know I'm in trouble for posting this one, but Linda I just had to I couldn't resisit haha


And finally I thought I'd share my creeation from Kaths table, this was an all new experience and I have to admit I rather liked it lol, and will defo be having another bash at this type of altered art again x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011


Thought I better post onto my blog some of the cards I have made recently and not had two minutes to share, I set the girls over at FACEBOOK SUGAR NELLIE, the monotone challenge the other week, I made my card but just never got it posted, so girls here you are I DID make a card in time I promise.

I was going to go sepia for this challenge but wasn't convinced about the colouring after I had done it, so it wenr in the recycling box, and I started over in greys, I am loving the greys at the moment, but thats this week, who knows what next week will be LOL, I think that Ameila is my favourite stamp from set 7 of the awesome Sassy Girls. I know I shouldn't have facourites but its sooo hard not too.

Heres a wee close up on the beautiful Amelia, ohh to look as good as she does.

Used to make my Monotome card were.

Image - Ameila from Sassy Set7 at Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Sentiment - P I set
Doiley - Local shop (had them for ages and only just opened the packet)
And several flower and leaf punches and a bit of bling

Right better move got the dreaded housework to tackle today along with a basket of ironing.

Have a great Saturday whatever it may bring


XX Fiona XX

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sugar Nellie for Facebook

Good Afternoon Ladies, firstly I must apoligise for not blogging much recently just don't seem to have managed to sqeeze it in at all, I have hopped around the usual blogs keeping up to date with the gossip in the crafty world but thats been about it, I have still managed time to play with my crafty stash and add quite a few bits and pieces to it over the last few weeks.

We still have the weekly challenge running over on FACEBOOK, so if you've not yet joined our community over their to keep up with the latest gossip from the home of the sweetest stamps in Scotland, come on over and join us, the lucky winner choosen by every week gets to choose 1 Sugar Nellie stamp of their choice from Funky Kits.

Anyway the card I want to share today is the one I made for this weeks challenge which is


It can be any shape, size, and have as mnay folds in it as you choice (as long as its 2 or more lol) and you must use a SUGAR NELLIE image, it can be from any range you wish to use, Sassys, Gorgeous Girls(original Sugar Nellie ones only), Elisabeth Belles, Mary Halls, Homegrown, Manga, any of them at all the choice on the image to use is yours.

This wee I went with one of the Sassy girls from ther Steampunk collection, but have choosen to do her in Classic greys and blacks, was sort of thinking it might be for my nieces 18th birthday in a couple of months (oh me I feel so old to have an 18 year old niece), so enough waffling and heres my card........

Goodies used to create this card

Image - 5th Avenue from Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
SP - GCD Paris Nights
Sentiment -
USed Cuttlebug, Nesties, Ek Success flower punches,Dienamic die, MS Leaf punch and a little bling to finish

I used for the 1st time, my new Dienamic die to create the rolled flowers, I saw this die used several times around blogland and I caved into tempation and had to place an order along with another few that just seemed to jump into my basket with them. LOL

I love this girl, shes so sophisticated and I can see her coming in very useful for the older girls out there, prom nights and special birthdays.

Anyway better move Adams got golf lessons in 20 minutes so better go chase him out the door.

Thanks for looking

** Fiona **

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Meet the Sherbit Pips


Now aren't these girls just awesome, these are a new range of stamps that SUGAR NELLIE are introducing us to on the 1st July, if you want to see more of them pop on over the SUGAR NELLIE blogspot xxx

Friday, 27 May 2011

Another Facebook Sugar Nellie Weekly Challenge

I am trying to catch up girls, bare with me I will get there slowly, doesn't help that the laptop is in the repair shop we had the blue screen of death and have no idea why or how, so it got packed off to repair men, currently waiting on a call to say its fixed, so I have to keep running up and down stairs to use the other PC.

Anyway last weeks challenge was a MALE card, I know you all hate them but I have to say those girls who made cards for the challenge priduced some outstanding cards, you can do them I know you can, I made this one but never got a chance to load it up until now so here was my sample to try and inspire you all....

Used to make this card were

Image - Manga Rocker Boy from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiments - Visible Image
DP - Made my own using Inkadinkdoo Rick Star Set of clear stamps
Cardstock - the paperterie

I think this little guy is perfect for all the dads out there who totally rock at being the coolest best dad in the world, lol, if only my hubby could play the guitar he's shine even more in Adams eyes than he already does.

Anyway better move off this chair and get some tidying done my brother in law and his wife are coming to visit today from London, we've been in this house 7 years past and this will be their first visit, then tomorrow I'm off to the Paperterie to spend the day with the GIRLS WHO JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, I am sure I will come back with loads of stories and hopefully piccies too if i remember to pick up the camera xxx



Thursday, 26 May 2011

Sugar Nellie on Facebook, Challenges

Oh me girls, I have no idea where this month has gone, but can't believe that we are at the end of May already, its acary this year is flying past us sooooo quickly, anyway as you know I've been setting the girls on our FACEBOOK page a challenge weekly and have been falling way behind in my blogging this month so I am going to load a batch of piccies up just now and try to catch up with all the goings on in blog land as well,

I have recently set them the challenge of saying THANK YOU and as we in Scotland only have another 5 weeks before the summer break I thought it was the perfect excuse for me to start on the teachers cards, Conners teacher is first I think being a young teacher she will love the sassy images so I just had to use this image.......

Used to create my card were..

Image - High School Student (Simply Sassy) from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
Card stock - Bazzil
White card - The paperteire
Sentiment stamp - Stampendious
Ribbon - From a very messy ribbon box (ooops)

I love this image, she's just perfect for these dreaded teacher cards, every year I have the same issue what to use, but alas no more, THANKS Karen xx

Ok thats one post done off to see if I can squueze in one for tomorrow while I'm here


XX Fiona XX

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Right thought I better get back into action and fill in the rest of the info to match these random piccies that appeared on Sunday, I posted it and forgot to come back with my usual ramblings and details of the challenge, and here was me thinking I had got it all organised (OOOPPS) ah well I live and learn for next time hahahaha.

This week over on our Sugar Addicted Facebook page - Sugar Nellie on Facebook, theres a new challenge open and this week I set the challenge make a card using squares, I set the optional challenge to use up some of the scraps from your box of papers, as I am sure you all have a big box of them as I know I do (haha). I am sure some of you will recognise the papers from a card a few weeks ago.

I am loving the mixture of red and yellow just now, its a lovely sunny vibrant combination, and it just seems to match the fantastic sunny weather we are all enjoying right now.

Used to make this card ..

Image - Rapunzel from Simply Sassy at Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Scraps from a My Minds Eye Kit
Cardstock - All from the Paperterie (Aberdeen)
Sentiment - A claear Set can't remember which one at the mo.
Cuttlebug, Nesties and SU punches

Right then off to tackle a few jobs around the house before the boys get up for the day, they are off again today for a teacher training day, and then its Parents Evenign tomorrow, although from the fantastic reports they both got, I don't think I've got any worries about them. xxx

Thanks for looking


XX Fiona XX

Sunday, 24 April 2011


Good Afternoon and Happy Easter to you all, I hope the Easter Bunny left lots of treats for you all this morning, my two slept in this morning, so they not yet founf all the eggs hidden round the house/garden but I am sure it ain't going totake them long to sniff them all out, hahahaha.
Anyway Sunday means its a new challenge at SUGAR NELLIE ON FACEBOOK, and this week I was inspired by the fabby new stamp PIGTAILS AND BUTTERFLIES, so I bet you've guessed this week theme, it is


Heres my card for this week ....

Used to make this Butterfly Card ...

Image - Pigtails and Butterflies from SUGAR NELLIE
Coloured with - Promarkers and Copics
DP - Tim Holz
Pink card - DCWV
Ribbon from my stash
Butterflies - 2 different size woodware puncges

I have to admit I think this is one of the best from Krista yet, but then I say that about every one of them when I ink it up, hahaha, anyway the rules are simples, you must use a SUGAR NELLIE image on your creation (any stamp you want does not have to be a Sassy can be any from the wide range that SUGAR NELLIE have brought to us addicts over the years) and your creation this week must have a butterfly on it, its up to you how you use your butterflies, but I want to see them fluttering away girls.

I didn't go over the top with papers on this one and have gone pink and girlie this week, and I promise you all I am not a pink and girlie girl, but I have to admit to fallen for the Tim Holtz paper stack and have been using it a lot recently.

Anyway the sun is a shining and I am off to get some of the dreaded housework out the way before taking the boys out for a walk later today might even remember to take my camera with me this week and get some fab sunny snaps of the boys.

Anyway challenge is now open until 12 (noon) GMT on Sunday 1st May, if you qant to join and aren't on facebook just leave me a comment and I'll send you my email so you to can be in with the chance of adding a SUGAR NELLIE of your choice to your collection.

Thanks for Looking



Saturday, 23 April 2011

Sundays with Santa - Monochrome

Oh me it's Saturday already, and the it;s Easter weekend, and the weather is suppose to be hot, hot, hot today, so fingers crossed they've got it right, although I do believe its meant to change back again to normal April weather next week, never mind theres nothing we can do about it so we'll just have to get on with it.
A couple of weeks ago our little group (Sundays with Santa) set the weekly challenge as MONOCHROME, well I have finally got round to making my card, as this was the week we were away and I am slowly catching up with my cards etc, so this is my MONOCHROME card.

I have tried to keep it simpe as I think this CLARITY stamp set really doesn't need anything more.

Used to make this card

Tree Stamp - Clarity Stamps
Sentiment - Clarity Stamps
Cardstock - Paperterie
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves
And a lirrle stickles to make the trees sparkle

And thats it, it is a larger card on an 8" sqaure base, so think I'm going to head off and make another few of these now as well


XX Fiona XX

Friday, 22 April 2011


Sunday saw a new challenge over on the FACEBOOK page for SUGAR NELLIE ADDICTS, and this week I asked everyone to create something using a SUGAR NELLIE image along with some spots and dots, and as soon as the new range of Simply Sassys landed on my door mats I got to play with them, and got all inky and sticky fingers, this new set is totally awesome, a wide range of different images, and theres definatley something to suit all tastes.

I went rummaging through my stash of papers, boy I have so many boxes full of papers, some of which I had totally forgotten about, including the ones I've used in this card......

Used to make this card

Image - Oh La La Simply Sassy from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Fiskers border punch
EK Daisy punches in 2 sizes
Martha Stewart Leave Punch
Nestabilites, Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug
And of course a little bling in the flowers.

You have until 12 Noon on Sunday 24th April to get a card posted on our Facebook page to be in with a chance of adding a SUGAR NELLIE image of your choice to your collection.

Good Luck Girls,

Thanks For Looking

XX Fiona XX