Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Straight Line Challenge

The challenge this week over at the Sugar Nellie page on Facebook was the make a card with straight lines only.  I used Belle Flower from SUGAR NELLIE I thought I really should use some of my older stamps before the new release of sweetness on Thursday.  She is coloured with Promarkers, the dp is from my stash.  This is the first time I have done black hair and I have to say I am sure it will be the last time unless by some miracle I manage to get it right.

Monday, 29 August 2011


Please could you spare a few minutes to read the post on Wendy's blog as she puts this so much better than I could.  Karen is a friend who is a very talented crafter, she has been going through a tough time over the past couple of years yet she always manages to stay cheerful and supportive of her crafting friends.  Maybe you could also pop over to Karen's blog and take a look at all her lovely work.  Thanks.

I have come back to this post with a little extra for you all.  I bought some of Karen's designs this morning and thought I would share it with you.  I haven't done it justice as there are more decoupage layers to be added but my hand and scissors just aren't compatible this morning.  I have added a little glitter as our Karen loves her glitter.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Retail Therapy

Yesterday was our 39th Wedding Anniversary and my lovely other half took me on a trip to Elgin to the home of  SUGAR NELLIE  among the purchases I made was this lovely image.  I have used her to transform a couple of very inexpensive note books, I am busy making items for my Christmas sales table and thought these would be ideal.

As usual I have used Promarkers to colour her, the papers are from my stash.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Where has the time gone

Afternoon all, I cannot believe how long it has been since my last post on here. It is a beautiful sunny afternoon here after a morning of rain, I hope we get more sunny days.  I have a very simple card to share today it is another one for the men in our lives.  The image is from LITTLE CLAIRE and the sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  As usual I have coloured the image with Promarkers then edged it with Distress ink.  The card background has been stamped with the beer glass image from the stamp set again with Distress Ink.  I am off to sit in the sun to enjoy a nice cool drink.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Something for the Boys

I always struggle when it comes to making cards for Males.  I found these lovely stamps from Papermania on my trip to the Home of Sugar Nellie Yesterday and I think they fit the bill perfectly.  I stamped the image onto Kraft Cardstock, a bit of faux stitching some distress ink and voila.  So simple why didn't I think of it before, I think I will make a batch of these up as there are 6 stamps in the set.  It is a dull and rather chilly day here in the North East of Scotland - a perfect crafting day.

Monday, 6 June 2011

A Gift For Teacher

First of all I would like to say sorry to my blogging buddies for not commenting on all your lovely creations but I am having problems like many of us with blogger.
My grandaughter leaves Primary School at the end of this term so I have made her a gift for her teacher, I hope she likes what I have come up with.  I stamped Winking Student from SUGAR NELLIE  on a canvas then coloured her with Promarkers.  The wooden frame I have decoupatched, the sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC  flowers are from my stash.  I must admit I felt a little sad making this as it doesn't seem very long since she had her first day at Primary School.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


The theme for the Sugar Nellie challenge on Facebook this week is PINK.  The image is FASHIONISTA  the sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC papers are from my stash.  As usual I have coloured the image with Promarkers and a Prismacolor pencil.  The sun is out this afternoon so I think I will take some stamped images and sit in the garden to colour them

Sunday, 8 May 2011


Good afternoon it is a horrible wet day here in the N.E. of Scotland.  We have had lovely weather for a few days and now wer are back to normal.  The card I have to share today is made with another sweet digi image she is called CONNIE I have coloured her with Promarkers and Prisma Pencils.  The DP is called Hideaway.   I love colouring these images they are so beautifully drawn it makes it so easy.

Friday, 6 May 2011


Hello again it seem so long since I last posted but life has a knack of getting in the way of crafting.  My mojo also decided to take a holiday - without asking me first lol.  Todays card is for the Sugar Nellie challenge over on Facebook.  The image I have used is a digi image Melissa she is available HERE.  The DP is called Spring Feast. I have coloured the image with Promarkers but the hair is done with a Prismacolour Pencil.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A Cherry On The Top

Well what a difference here today after all the rain yesterday, the sun is out and it is a lovely day.   The stamp for the main image on today's card is "A Cherry on Top" from SUGAR NELLIE  the plate of cakes was a freebie on a magazine.  I love cup cakes and think these ones look yummy.

Monday, 11 April 2011


It is nothing like Summer here infact it is pouring down.  Our challenge this week over at THE SUGAR NELLIE GROUP  on Facebook is to make a card inspired by Strawberries & Cream, they make me think of Summer so I have used this cutie called Summer Ice Cream I have coloured her with Promarkers.


Morning all from a very wet NE Scotland.  I have added two sweet images onto my side bar they are Digi stamps that will soon be available over at FUNKY KITS I can't wait to get my hands on them.  The art work is amazing on this range, mind you Karen always brings us amazing images be it in rubber or digi.

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Morning all, the challenge over at SIMPLY LESS IS MORE this week is to make a one layer card where the sentiment is the focal point.  It has taken me all morning to work this one out, the images are from PAULETTE.  They are two seperate images I wanted to fade the Giraffe into the background with the sentiment on the top, after going through loads of copy paper I have printed it off onto 300gsm linen look cardstock and I hope I have acheived the desired effect.  I look forward to hearing what you all think of it.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Good afternoon, after a rather chilly start to our day the sun is now shining, I do hope it stays like this for the weekend.  The images used on todays card are from Woodware, the paper is called Up Up & Away from First Edition.  The flower is made using a punch and the cardstock I used for matting & Layering.  These are just some of the things I bought yesterday on my crafty shopping trip.  There are so many other things I should be doing but what the heck they will still be there tomorrow and who can resist playing with new stash lol.

Thursday, 7 April 2011


I think this is such a sweet image it is from MO MANNING the sentiment is another one from PAULETTE  she has a sentiment for everything. I have had a lovely day today I went to visit the home of  SUGAR NELLIE  I bought some lovely crafting goodies - well I chose them and himself paid for them lol.  Hope you have all had a lovely day and the sun has been shining.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


The challenge this week over at LESS IS MORE  was for a bit of red.  The image and sentiment I have used are both from PAULETTE  I printed them directly into some white linen cardstock and coloured with Promarkers.  I feel the beautiful image and sentiment are well suited to this type of card.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


I just love this Digi image it was Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps  the sentiment which I think is just perfect is another freebie from the very generous and talented Paulette over at create with TLC.  I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils though I think a lot more practice is needed with these.

It has been a lovely warm sunny day here in the NE of Scotland - makes a nice change lol.  Hubby decided we should go out for the day and of course we ended up in one or two crafty places so I came home very happy.  I will spend this evening playing with my new goodies and who knows I may have something to show you tomorrow.

Monday, 4 April 2011

WOW card challenge on Facebook

Sorry I haven't been around for a while but ill health and family have kept me away.  The SUGAR NELLIE challenge on facebook this week was a white on white card.  I have had this image coloured for a while but couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it so decided to use it today.  She is called Fairy Tale from the Simply Sassy range and is available HERE.  I have coloured her with Promarkers.  Also used is a Cuttleubug embossed frame also some punched flowers and leaves.

Monday, 7 March 2011


The theme this week over at SIMPLY LESS IS MOREis Pastel colours.  I have chosen a beautiful image called "Bambino" from SUGAR NELLIE, coloured with Promarkers, the sentiment is a freebie over at SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS so thank you to them. I have hummed and hawed all morning whether this would fit the bill for the challenge but have decided just to go with it.


My card for today is inspired by the Photo Fiona posted for the Sugar Nellie challenge on Facebook.  I have used my old Favourite "Daisy" she is the first Sugar Nellie I bought, I coloured her with Promarkers.  Papers and flowers are from my stash.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


This lovely chap is a new digi image from SUGAR NELLIE the card is my entry for this weeks facebook challenge, we had to use Mint and Chocolate colours.  Fiona had Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream on her mind when she set the challenge. As usual it is coloured with Promarkers and the DP is from my stash.

Monday, 28 February 2011


This beautiful digi image is from SUGAR NELLIE I decided to let the image speak for itself so made a very simple easel card.  I thought too many embelishments and DP would maybe detract from the stunning artwork.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.

Saturday, 26 February 2011


The challenge this week over at LESS IS MORE is Three Squares so I hope you like what I have come up with.  The stamp I used is a Papermania Build a Rose stamp, I coloured it with Prisma Pencils and blended with Zest It Blending Solution. My base card is 8x8

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


I found this little cutie in a box of stamped images, I can't remember who it is by but I am sure someone will tell me.  I have coloured it with Promarkers and generated the sentiment on my pc.

Monday, 21 February 2011


Doesn't this little mouse look so comfy enjoying a wee snooze.  The image is a House Mouse design coloured with Promarkers, I edged the mats with a Promarker and generated the sentiment on my computer.  It is a horrible cold miserable day her in NE Scotland, the perfect crafting day.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


A Baby card I made this morning the image is called Vintage Baby  by Sugar Nellie and  is available HERE.  I coloured the image with Promarkers. The background has been made with my Cuttlebug and inked over with Tim Holtz Distress ink.  this was mounted onto a mat that had been edged with the same ink.

Saturday, 19 February 2011


The challenge this week over at LESS IS MORE  is Spring.  The image I have used is a digi stamp from PAPER GARDEN   printed onto linen card stock and coloured with Promarkers.

Friday, 18 February 2011


Afternoon everyone from a very damp and chilly NE Scotland.  Something a litle different from me today, I don't usually do flowers but since doing a class with DEBBIE  I feel much more confident with my Promarkers.  The stamp is from the A Little Bit Sketchy range  from Sheena Douglass which you will find HERE

The Promarkers I used are, Burgundy, Poppy, Olive Green and Pear Green

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Spread your Wings

This lovely image is from SUGAR NELLIE  I have coloured her with Promarkers, backing paper and flowers from my stash. 

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


I have made my first twisted easel card today for the challenge over on Facebook.  The image is Manga Princess which is available from FUNKY KITS.  I have colored it with Promarkers and have tried to put into practice the things I learned from super talanted DEBBIE .  Backing papers are from a Papermania pad I had in my stash.  I used a couple of punches for the leaves and flowers and added a flat backed Pearl to each flower center.


My new camera arrived this morning so I can finally post my card for the LESS IS MORE challenge.  This is the first time I have used a brayer although I have had one for an age just not been brave enough lol.  My stamp is from Stamping Up and the sentiment is from the SWALK rubber stamp collection from CRAFTERS COMPANION

Monday, 14 February 2011


I have been given this  lovely blog award by the very talented PAM whose blog  is one everyone should visit. I have also been asked to pass this amazing award onto 8 fellow bloggers whose blogs I love and visit regularly. To accept this award I need to do the following:

Link this award back to the lovely person who gave it to me.

Give 8 facts about myself

Pass the award onto 8 bloggers

Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know about the award.

So I am passing this award onto :







Ok now for 8 facts about myself
1. I am 59 years young.
2.  I have been married for 39 years.
3.  I only knew my hubby for 6 weeks before we married.
4   I have 2 grown up children aged 35 and 30.
5.  I have 2 beautiful grandchildren
6.  I used to be in the Army
7.  I am a craftaholic
8.  I love learning new things

Sunday, 13 February 2011

No Photos

Morning everyone, I have been busy making cards but unfortunately I dropped my camera and have broken it.  My lovely husband has ordered me a new one, I hope it arrives in time to photograph my entry for the LESS IS MORE  challenge.  It is a horrible damp dull morning here in our corner of NE Scotland  so I think a crafty day might be in order.  I will be back with photos as soon as I can.  I could use his camera but as it cost an arm and a leg and I am such a butterfingers I think It is best left in the case lol.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Blog Award

There are a couple of conditions for accepting this award, ( which I have)

You have been TAGGED & want to participate.
Then create a post where you POST the "LOVE BLOG" image.
You should also blog the persons link that gave you the awardand inform her/him that you accept the award.
You can then choose 3-5 favourite blogs which you alos link to your post then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

The aim of this action is to bring unknown good blogs to light so please do not blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.
My chosen 3 blogs to recieve this award are




 Thanks to my other crafty buddy LINDA for giving me this lovely award. Though it should be me giving my crafty buddies an award as a thank you for helping to keep me cheerful afer what should have been "minor" turned out a little more than that.  I will be back later with my choice of blogs to pass this on to

Less is More

My crafty buddy FIONA J  gave me a link to a fab new challenge blog HERE as she knows I like to do simple cards - being a simple soul lol.  I happened to have this image ready inked and coloured but didn't know what I was going to do with it.  The image is "Windswept" from FUNKY KITS 

I hope you llike what I have done with her. 

Friday, 28 January 2011


I thought I would have a try at decorating a box so this is my first attempt.  I just love this Simply Adorable Stamp and have used her a few times.  I bought an inexpensive wooden box and painted it with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, I used Dusty Concord  and Picket Fence then gave it a light sand in a few places.  The flowers and Gingham Ribbon were found in my stash.

Friday, 14 January 2011

It has been another dark dull day here in our corner of NE Scotland, I am looking forward to spring and seeing all the shoots springing up in the garden.  My card today is made with a digi stamp I bought from Jak Heath for the Help For Katie fundraiser.  I have put a link on my side bar if you would like to take a look.  Once again I have used my Grand Calibur to make the card.  This is for a friend of mine who is having a tough time just now so I hope this will cheer her up or at least make her smile.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

It has been so long since I last had time to blog.  I hope that you are all settling back into a routine after the festivities.  I am having great fun playing with the new range of Adorables both in rubber and digi available from FUNKY KITS a huge thanks to Karen at the House of Sugar for bringing these beauties to us.  For someone like me who struggles with shading these images are a dream come true.  I would like to share with you the first card I have done with one of the images she is called "JOY"  I was very lucky to get a Grand Calibur at Christmas so have used it to make the card itself.