Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sunday means Week 5 at SUGAR NELLIE on Facebook

Good Afternoon it's Sunday and that means a new weekly challenge over at SUGAR NELLIE on FACEBOOK, can't believe thats us onto week 5 already, and that theres so much talent being shared with each other over there as well, thank you girls for getting behind us and joining in the fun and chat.

Did you see the blog hop yesterday for set 5 of Simply Sassy, WOW girls you did a truly awesome job.

Anyway I guess I should share with you the next challenge which runs from now until 12.00(GMT) on Sunday 6th March, where if you are choosen at random you can choose any Sugar Nellie image of your choice to add to your collection, only rule as usual is that you must use a SUGAR NELLIE image on your card........................

So this week while browsing the internet for a inspiration challenge my youngest came and asked for a bowl of ice cream, so this is where this weeks inspiration came from

 Yes Girls, a large bowl of Mint Choc Chip inspired me this week, and heres the card I came up with ........

 I have to admit that this poor stamp has been left uninked for too long, so after a search for papers I thought it was her time to shine.....

 Used to make this cutie were

Image - Bella Bunting from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Personnal Impression
Roses - WOC
Martha Stewart Leaf punch and border punch

Well I hope you all pop over and join in this week, it could be your lucky week....


XX  Fiona  XX

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Olivers New Wheels..

Well when this little cutie landed on the door mat last week I knew I had to get him coloured in for my little nephews, he is just the sweetest ever, now I have to go order the wee boy on his tractor for Zander who is tractor daft and he's so going to love that one, but this one is perfect for any boy, and he was such a joy to colour in as well.

Used to make this card

Image - Olivers new wheels from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
Dp - Stomp from My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Personnal Impression
Grass stamp - Hobbyart set

Buttons and cardstock from stash.

I layed with different colours on this wee boys hair used the beige/skin tones and actually quite like the colour its created, might just have to have a bash at it again, and see what i can do next time, Debs, your lesson is maybe paying off now, LOL.


XX Fiona XX

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sundays With Santa week 7

Oh me, Thursday here we come, well today I am sharing the card I created for the Sundays with Santa group on Facebook, at this rate I'm going to be so organised at Christmas I might just get to put my feet up and rest for once, (LOL, somehow I think not). Well this week, it was a theme on Anything Goes, so I thought I'd have a bash at something I saw Ali do a few weeks back on her blog.....

 Used to create this christmas card were

Image - Popcorn Santa Bear from Crafters Companion
Coloured with - Promarkers
Tree Stamp - Create a christmas set from Creative expressions
Sentiment - Personnal Impressions
Woodware snowflake punch and a little stickles, well ok a lot of stickles hahaha

Well thats another one, bagged and stored, whats the bets come November when I want these cards I can't find them LOL.


XX Fiona XX

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Good Morning, thought after a little bit of bloggin this morning that I'd join in at WOYWW this week, i've loved snooping round evryone elses workspaces do this week, thought I'd join in the fun, although theres nothing much going on in my wee room at the moment, hopefully fingers crossed my boys play fair tis evening and I can steal a bit of time for colouring, anyway heres my wee mess.......

Oh look at the mess, guess who's going to have to spend 15 mins clearing all the bits away this evening.


XX Fiona XX

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Less Is More - Week 3

Good Morning, Tuesday for me means its time to join the fun at Less Is More challenge, I so use to struggle with these types of card, but slowly it is getting easier, and I do mean slowly.....

This week we were given the theme of Spring, well I love spring and I love seeing all the green buds on the trees and the leaves of the plants are beginning to grow back, the only down side is we need to start thinking about getting the lawn mower out, if someone could invent grass that stays lovely and green all year round and doesn't need cut it would be greatly appreciated in this household. LOL.

Anyway heres my take on Spring.............

Used to make this card were

Stamps - A little bit sketchy 2 from Sheena Douglas
Coloured with - Promarkers

That really is it, apart from a small green mount and some faux stitching around the edge, its really that simple for me today.

Although I did struggle with this one, and the Snowdrop card (above) wasn't my first make for this challenge, I had planned to use the Crocus stamp that comes in the same set, but wasn't 100% sure about, so will share it here for you, and see what you think.....

Again the stamp and the sentiment come from the same set as the snowdrops, but for my eye it just wasn't the way I wanted it to be. Used a little bit of stickles to highlight the buds/flowers a little bit here as well.

Anyway I value your opinion, so please let me know what you think, no offence will be taken honest, well unless your another of the muskateers of course. HaHaHa.


XX Fiona XX

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sugar Nellie On Facebook, Week 4

Well Girls It's Sunday again, I don't know where the days are gong just now, but if you happen to know where the slow motion button is could you please press and slow things down again, hard to believe its almost the end of February already, well Sunday means it Sugar Nellie on Facebooks new challenge, and this week I was inspired when a packet of new stamps landed on the doormat, and as soon as I saw this girl I knew this week had to be Paper Piecing.......

Used to make this image

Image - Cowgirl from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers
Grass Stamp - From a hobbyart set
Sentiment - Whismsys Frienship Ticket Sentiments
Various Inks used to create the grass and skys,
A creative Expressions embossing folder and my cuttlebug to create the embossed paper.

I have to say I really love this image and think it's going to get inked a lot, lol, well girls thats it for today, but have you seen the sneak peeks Maria and the Sassy gang have been teasing us with, if not you are missing out, thank goodness next week is day again xx


xx Fiona xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

A little bit of homework

On Mondays I go to the local card group, theres about 12 - 15 of us, friendly group lead by the talented Yvonne Still, and last Monday she had invited the Super Debbi over to give us all a lesson in colouring with our promarkers, so she set us all homework to go home and make something using the knowledge that we had learnt from Debbi, so this is my attempt for homework this week...........

Image - Troublemaker from Kenny K(Rubber stamp available from Quixotic Papertrie)
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Nestabilites, Martha Stewart Border Punch, and leaf punch, and EK success flower punches.

I choose to keep it reasonably simple and let the image pop out and be the main focus, and couldn't resisit a flower or two at the end.

Anyway heres a piccie of the girls totally absorbed into Debbis lesson.


XX Fiona XX

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sundays with Santa

YES!!!!, another christmas card done, one more ticked off the list, just wondering to myself how much longer I can keep this up, making christmas cards all year long, be intresting to see won't it?  Anyway on Sunday we had the theme of Easel cards, well as you can see from my blog recently I am sort of liking Easel cards a lot, so this was a big yippeee for me, and heres what I finished up with.......

Image - Santa from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
A little bit of stickles, glamour dust and flowersoft to give that all over christmas feel
DP - No idea to be honest, its a stack I've had for years and the cover is long gone now.
Sentiment - Paula Pascal for Personnal Impressions

I have to admit I think i this is my all time favourite Santa to colour and play with, well better move and see what other christmas cards I can come up with for next week...


XX Fiona XX

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Less Is More - Week 2

Well last week was the start of this brand new challenge and WOW what a great response and support they were given, its great to see everyone getting behind a new venture and maybe even trying something out of their comfort zone, It's strange to me, but I have to fess up I really enjoyed it, so have joined in the fun again this week, this week they want a ONE LAYER CARD and useing the theme of Flowers or Trees, so thisis what I came up with .......................

Image - Hero Arts
Coloured with - Prismas (Judy I am getting there, slowly, but getting there.hahaha)
Sentiment - Wooden Woodware Stamp

And thats it, really simple but so so effective, this type of card could become addictive.

Anyway, hope you like it and that you pop over and support the girls at LESS IS MORE


XX Fiona XX

Sunday, 13 February 2011


Good Afternoon, hope you've had a great weekend, we've had a nice quiet one as the boys are off to nannies until Monday afternoon, so had feet up, relaxing and crafting, its been nice but at the same time so strange also, anyway its given me a chance to clear my crafty desk and post some cards onto my blog, starting with this weeks new challenge on FACEBOOK for SUGAR NELLIE, this week I have gone nice and easy and asked the girls to create an easel card, any shape, any colour, any style, just the one condition it must contain a Sugar Nellie Image, so as usual to hopefully inspire and push some of you in the right direction I've created this one....

Image - Fashionista, a Simply Sassy from SUGAR NELLIE
Coloured with - Promarkers and a little bit of prismas
DP - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby (loving this stack right now)
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flowers made with the EK success punches
Leaves - L-em Punch
And to finish a bit of bling in the centres of the flowers.

There are many different shapes and styles to easel cards now, and I ove the traditional square type ones, but this time i have gone with the twisted easel card, after seeing the card Marlene did a week or so ago, thought it was time I gace this style a bash, and actually I quite like it, so thanks Mrlene for the push in the right direction.

Anyway thats me for just now, off to try and schedule a few more posts for through the week.


XX Fiona XX

Friday, 11 February 2011

Sundays with Santa - Family Christmas

It's Friday again girls,
Thought I'd share this card I made our wee group on Facebook, theres a few crafty friends got together and are aiming to make a christmas card every week, and once again I have another one ticked off the huge list, this week I set the theme and picked a FAMILY CHRISTMAS, mmm well at the time seemed like a good idea but certainly made me have a good long think about how I was gong to tackle it, so after a long rummage I found this POPCORN THE BEAR stamp, which I have to admit had never been cut out, infact the packaging had never been opened, so decided to get him out and inked,

Heres what I came up with...

As you will see I currently have a thing for Easel cards, and White.
Stamp - Popcorn The Bear Christmas Set
Coloured with - Promarkers and Prismas
Background Trees Stamp - Stamping Up
Merry Christmas Stamp - Personnal Impression
Special Nephew - Craftwork cards,

Name was cut using a Sizzlet set,
And to finish a bit of sparkle with my good old Stickles

Well am happy to say I am enjoying the christmas cards still and may have a bash at another couple with week,

xx Thanks for looking xx


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Less Is More - Week 1

Oh me I seem to be getting back into crafting again, about time too I'd say, I found this new challenge the other day and as it's the very first week of the LESS IS MORE challenge blog, thought it was a perfect excuse for a simple, clean and less is more type card, so I've had a bash and heres what I've finished up with......

The challenge was PINK, BLACK and WHITE

Used to make this card were

Cardstock - From the Local Papermill
Stamps - From a Stamping Up Set I've had for ages, and have never used,
Coloured with - Prismas, Still learning but I am trying

And my cuttlebug with a Nestie to create the embossed border, and thats it, Less is More

I am going to attempt to join in this one every week, nice, easy and simple cards.

xx Thanks for Looking xx


Monday, 7 February 2011


Oh me girls, its week two already, and a huge well done to loast weeks winner on our Facebook challenge, great to see so many of you having a bash at the side stepper cards, they were all truely awesome.....
So its time for a new challenge, and this week I found the tutorial on SCS for a Joy Fold Card and thought that would make a nice easy challenge for you all to join in with this week, once again you could be lucky winner of a SUGAR NELLIE STAMP of your choice.

Heres my card I made, I've tried to kill two birds with one stone on this one, as our local card group which meets every Monday have started giving us all a piece of homework as well so this week I combined the JOY FOLD card and the HONEYCOMB HEARTS into one card and came up with this .........
Used to create this card were
Image - Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Stamping Up

Also used a heart punch, and a thin point pen to create the faux stitching.

Anyway thats it so come on over to FACEBOOK and join the gossip and challenge, and I'd love to see what you can create this week.


Fiona xx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Sundays With Santa

Morning Girls,

Todays card I am sharing with you all was my creation for the facebook group called Sundays with Santa, the aim of which is to save us all running round like headless chickens in October and November trying to batch make all our cards, so far so good for me, and am still actually quite liking the fact that I am making christmas cards in January (fingers crossed I can keep it up).

Anyway this week the ubber talented Ali set the theme of White Christmas, which if you know Ali will come as no surprise what so ever as she really is the Queen of WOW cards.
So what does white christmas mean to me, well you can't have a white chrsitmas without some of the dreaded white stuff that in December brought the UK to a standstill, yes girls you all know what i mean, SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So this is my White Christmas card

Used to make my card

Image - Snow Cosy from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Paula Pascal from Personnal Impressions
Cuttlebug and snowflake embossing folder
Snowflake punch from woodware and some bling and stickles.

Right then off to prep a few more cards and see how things roll this week