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.......

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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