Saturday 31 August 2013

Sugar Nellie "Winter Wonders" Blog Hop

Good Morning All!  

Exciting times at Sugar Towers today!  We have a brand new Winter Wonders release! 

The new images are available at Funky Kits right now!  

So, we are having a blog hop to celebrate this release and there are prizes on offer!!   We are using both the new images and some older Sugar Nellie Christmas images. 

Now you should have arrived here from my gorgeous teamie Susan, if not head on back to the Sugar Nellie blog to start the hop there.  OK here is my card:


For my card I have used an older image and this one is "Wish Upon a Star".  I do love this image and have used it a few times!  I coloured her with copics and polychromos.  The paper is some old Kanban Christmas paper and I have used my Die-namics "Let it Snowflake" die and Lil'Inkers Stitched Rectangle.  The pearls, silver book corner and rhinestone sparkler are from the Hobby House.

Now you need to hop on over to the very talented Mina.

Remember to leave comments on each DT blog for a chance to win a prize!  And if you get lost on the way head back to the Sugar Nellie blog!

Have fun!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Wish Upon a Star - Sugar Nellie;  Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Kanban Christmas Paper; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51;  Clothes - R81, R83, R85, W4, W3, W2, W1, Y00, Y02, Y08; Middle Purple Pink, Silver, Dark Cadmium Yellow;
Dies/Punches - Lil'Inkers Stitched Rectangle; Die-namics Let it Snowflake;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Rhinestone Sparkler; Silver Book Corner; Doilly
Wednesday 28 August 2013

For the Kids at Pollycraft

Good Morning All!

I hope you are all well and your week is going ok.  5 more sleeps until I move!  Not that I am counting or anything!!

Today we have a new challenge over at Pollycraft.  Please pop over to see if you were a winner from the last challenge!  Today its my turn to host and my theme is:

"For the Kids"

Here is my card:

I have used Lil Dumplings - Brains. Isn't he the cutest!  I matched him up with paper from Bazzill called School Days and the sentiment is from Lil Inkers.  I didn't really need to add much more as the paper and image do all the work really!  

I hope you can join in this fortnight, please pop on over to the challenge blog for more details and to check out all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team!

And if you like the Lil Dumplings then you will love the release of some fabulous new images today!  Check them out!

Pop on over to the shop now!

That's it from me today, have a great day!

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Lil Dumplings Brains - Pollycraft;  Sentiment from Lil Inkers;
Paper/Card - School Days from Bazzill;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring  Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E77, E74, E71, E70, E40; Pencil - R29, R27, R24, E43, E42, E41;  Clothes - B97, B95, B93;  Middle Cadmium Red, Cold Grey IV, Phthalo Green, Bistre, Indanthrene Blue;
Dies/Punches - None
Other - Pearls
Friday 23 August 2013

Inspiration at The Hobby House

Good Morning Everyone

Friday at last!  10 more sleeps until I move to my lovely new house!  

I am back today with a card for The Hobby House inspiration blog.  Here it is:

This is another image from the Mo Manning Christmas Fairies Topper Sheet, and she is my favourite image from this set.  I have added lots of glamour dust to her wings and dress.  The paper is from Echo Park - Merry Christmas Kit Collection and all the embellishments are from the Hobby House, see below:

Please pop on over to the inspiration blog each day for some wonderful projects from the DT.  Also remember our theme this month on the challenge blog is "Christmas" so please pop on over to join in.  

Well, that's it from me, have a great weekend.  Will see you soon!

Love and Hugs
Thursday 22 August 2013

Brand New Sugar Bowl Challenge

Morning Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your week, its been lovely and sunny here!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl!  Our theme is "Anything Goes" but please remember YOU MUST USE A SUGAR NELLIE image.  You can find lots of gorgeous sweet sugar images here at Funky Kits!

So onto my card.

I have used one of the new Summer Adorable digi images and she is called "I Like to be Pretty"  I love her!  I love the trendy boots with her little summer dress.  I have used some free paper called Classic Elegance from Melissa Frances.  The dies are Memory Box Precious Hearts, Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio and Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle (love these, thanks Christine!).  I just added some sparkle with glamour dust, gems and rhinestone sparklers (from Hobby House).  

I hope you likey!  Please pop on over to the challenge blog for more gorgeous inspiration!  And don't forget to check out Funky Kits for all the gorgeous images!  

Have a great day!
Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Summer Adorables - I Like to be Pretty - Sugar Nellie;
Paper/Card - Melissa Frances - Classic Elegance;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55;  Clothes - R85, R83, R81;  Boots - C5, C4, C3, C2, C1;
Dies/Punches - Memory Box Precious Hearts; Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio; Lil Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Ribbon; Rhinestone Sparklers; Gems
Tuesday 20 August 2013

Christmas Tin

Good Morning Everyone

Its a lovely sunny, blue sky this morning as I sit and look out my window.  Always makes you feel better!  Well after a very stressful week we finally exchanged contracts on the house last night.  I can now start to get excited about the new house!

I wanted to share a project I made for the Hobby House show on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago.  (It was actually featured on the show!!)  My other half was given a tin of handmade cookies for his birthday and I saved the tin they came in and altered it into a Christmas tin for chocolates or gifts.  

It was very tricky to photograph but you get the idea!  The chocolates went in afterwards!  

The papers are Echo Park - Merry Christmas collection.  The dies are Doo Hickey's Leaf and Swirl and my Grand Nesties Scalloped Circles.  The rest of the products used are from the Hobby House and are listed below:

Mo Manning Christmas Fairies - Pre-coloured Topper;

Remember the Christmas challenge on the Hobby House challenge blog if you want to join in!  

I would like to enter this into the Red & Green Challenge at Winter Wonderland.

Well that's it from me today.  Have a great day and I will see you soon.

Love and Hugs
Wednesday 14 August 2013

Buttons and Bows at Pollycraft!

Hi Ladies

Super quick post from me today.  Life is a bit stressful at the moment, am waiting to exchange contracts on our house and it was supposed to happen on Monday!  It is now planned for today so please keep your fingers crossed for me!

So today is a brand new challenge at Pollycraft (where did those last two weeks go!) and our theme this week is:

"Buttons and Bows"

I have used an image from the "Classic Cave" and she is called "Cherry Kisses Warm Christmas":

For some reason I only took one photo!  She is coloured with copics and the paper is free from a magazine some time ago.  I have used ribbon and rhinestone sparklers from the Hobby House and the die is Die-namics Let it Snowflake.  My colouring is rubbish on this card but I had run out of time to redo it and I guess you have to share the good and the bad!  I do love these older images!

I hope you can join in this fortnight.  Please pop on over to the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration.

Told you it would be a quick one!  Have a great day and see you again soon.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Cherry Kisses Warm Christmas - Pollycraft Classic Cave;
Paper/Card - Bazzill CS; Free papers 
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E55, E53, E51; Clothes - R24, R27, R29, BG13, BG15, Middle Cadmium Red, Cobalt Green;  Boots - C5, C4, C3, C2, Cold Grey IV;
Dies/Punches - Lil'Inkers Stitched Rectangle Die; Die-namics Let It Snowflake Die;
Other - Ribbon; Rhinestone Sparkler; Glamour Dust; Buttons
Friday 9 August 2013

Hobby House on Create & Craft TODAY!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you have had a good week and you are ready for the weekend. I know I am!

Just popping in today to let you know that The Hobby House is on Create and Craft today at 1pm.  Make sure you tune in for some gorgeous products!  

I wanted to share a project I made using some of the products you may be seeing on the show today!  Its another Christmas project and its a selection of Christmas cards and gift tags to match:

Close up

The images are Mo Manning Christmas Fairies pre-coloured toppers.  The dies used Standard Circles Large and Petite Scalloped Circles Large.  Other products from Hobby House are:

Rhinestone Sparklers (love these!)

I then just finished off with glamour dust (of course!)

I hope you tune in and enjoy the show!

Love and Hugs
Saturday 3 August 2013

Christmas at The Hobby House!

Good Morning Everyone!

I am back today with my project for the new challenge at The Hobby House (can't believe a month has passed already!)  We had some really beautiful entries for our vintage challenge!  Pop on over to the challenge blog to see if you were a winner.

So onto my project for this month:

It was quite difficult to photograph this!  Its a hanging Christmas "bauble" and its the same both sides so whatever angle you see it, it will look nice!  The image is a Mo Manning pre-coloured topper called Christmas Fairies.  I added some glamour dust to the image and used my Lil Inker Circles Stitched die cut.  The papers were free from a magazine some time ago.  I made up the layers with Grand Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles.  Here are a list of all the Hobby House products with a link to the store:

You have to pop on over to the challenge blog for all the rest of the fabulous inspiration!  I hope you can join in, the winner will receive a £25 voucher to spend at the Hobby House!

Have a great day!
Love and Hugs
Friday 2 August 2013

Blog Candy Winners

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I have been at Harry Potter World today with my nephew, had a great time!  

I am back with the three winners of my blog candy.  Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments!  I have used and the winners are below:

Winner Candy No 1


Winner Candy No 2

**Carla Suto**

Winner Candy No 3


Congratulations ladies, please email me at and I will arrange your candy to be sent to you.

Have a great evening!
Love and Hugs