Another Sugar Nellie Challenge!

I had this card done and mailed out over a week ago because it was for a Halloween Birthday. I haven’t supplied the deets for this card yet because unfortunately I have been under the weather for weeks now and just can’t seem to kick it. Anyhoo, I do want to try to participate in a few challenges and I just love the Sugar Bowl Challenge. All of the deets for this card are written down for me to add later, but I did use Stampin Up Cardstock, K & Co DP and Copics for coloring.I hope to participate in more challenges soon since I have a nice collection of Hanglars going on along with my Maggies but I just don’t feel like I have the ability to compete out there. I feel like a wee one with all of that talent floating around~smile~
I hope you enjoy my card…the 10 year old boy who got it loved it:-)

p.s. be sure to check out the Sugar Nellie blog where they have all kinds of new releases going on!!! I just can’t wait to get my itchy fingers on the new Simply Adorable stamps!


My Sugar Nellie’s Came Today!

I have been waiting for my order to complete my card for Challenge #45  at the Sugar Bowl and when it finally came today I fell in love with this stamp!!

I had ordered the whole set of Sassy Girls figuring that I would definitely use one of those….waiting on pins and needles when they come on the very last day of the challenge, right, but I really had to use one of the stamps from this set since the theme was Autumn.

I guess I’ll use one of my girls next go round. Here is my card, hope you like it.  I will be back later with all of the deets on it.  For now I have to go fix dinner.



A New Sugar Nellie Card

Hello all….Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while.  I have just gotten over pneumonia, bronchitis (still coughing though) and a serious, nasty sinus infection.  Let me tell you…it definitely kicked my butt.

Anyhoo, I just finished a card for my Grandaughters birthday and thought I would share it with you.  I just love all of the Sugar Nellie stamps but these Manga girls are adorable.My camera skills need a little work…or a lot I guess LOL.  This picture really doesn’t capture the personality of the card.

Mia, our granddaughter, is a princess…just ask her!  So the only color that will work for this princess is PINK.

Unfortunately there are things on the card that you probably can’t really see.  I made it a point to make the image sit exactly on the edge of the bottom layer of paper.  Also I used glossy accents to puff up her hair bow and then I ended up pretty much hiding it by framing the Manga image.  I have texturized her boots with copic blending solution on a piece of old terry cloth. Last I framed her to set her off and make her kind of pop out at you…which worked but I had to soften that just a bit with some whitewashing on the borders  of the frame.

I then added gems with my new I-Rock tool, to the top of the frame to make it kind of look like a Crown.  Last but not least I added this awesome flower that I received from Jacque. It’s from Wild Orchid flowers and I just added a little yellow stickles to give it some zip.

Materials used: Stampin Up Pink Pirouette cardstock, the DP is DCWV Sweet Stash. I used Nestabillities Labels 10 and Imaginisce assorted bling and the tool. Wild Orchid Paper Flower.

Copics used: E000 E00 E21 R20
RV000 RV11 RV14 RV34 RV09
Y21 Y23 YR21 YR23
E35 E29 E25

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my SugarNellie card made with the sweet little Manga Girl image. I gladly accept any and all comments where I need to improve.  Please take the time to let me now what you think of my card and what I could do to improve it.

I’m going to enter this card in a new challenge group called Southern Girls Challenge where the challenge right now is Anything Goes!  In case you’ve never been here before that is my goal…to enter challenges since I’m very new to them.




A New Artist is in Town!

There is a new artist recently discovered by Sugar Nellie and her name is Krista.
She was running a contest  asking for ideas for drawing new characters and the winner would receive a completed drawing. Of course I entered my idea like many  others….but…I won!!!!!

It would be so exciting if the house of sugar picked this up as one of their stamps since they are the only reason I had even heard of Krista and her amazing work. They are going to have other stamps designed by Krista available at Funky Kits very soon so be sure to check them all out.


You can check it all out at Kristas’s blog and see some of her other awesome artwork too.




A Card For Bella

Bella Tucker is an 8-year-old girl who attends South School Elementary in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  Bella came down with a near fatal infection on Easter Sunday. Doctors gave little hope for this third graders’ survival, but after five days in a coma she miraculously survived.
Unfortunately, her survival from this infection was not without significant cost.  The infection caused extensive tissue damage, and on April 27, 2010, Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery at Children’s Hospital in Boston with extensive rehabilitation to follow, as she learns to live life without her limbs.
Bella is part of a gymnastics team with the daughter of a fellow stamper.  As  a stamping community everyone is reaching out in any way they can.  You can help support Bella and her family too by visiting http://www.bellatucker.org/

There are, as always, generous hearts out there holding Blog Hops for Bella.  If you would like to make a card for Bella please do and then visit Denise to start the hop for this week and get the address for Bella’s card.  I hope every one of you will find it in your heart to give to this beautiful little girl.

This is my card for Bella.  She is a Sugar Nellie called Fragile Beauty stamped on Neenah paper.  Then I colored my own background with my copics to match the image (it took time but it was great fun).  Cardstock is Stampin Up Regal Rose, Purely Pomagranate and Basic Black.  I used two border punches and a little heart charm and of course bling:)
I tried to show you a better shot of the punches and bling but it didn’t work very well.  The copics used are:  E50  E51  R20, YR23  Y21  Y23, RV32  RV34  R39, G14  FYG2, B21  B23, Y06  YR04, E31  E35, Spicas.

I hope you enjoy this card and you get busy and make one for Bella too.  If I can make one anyone can LOL.  I am very bad about making cards as you can all see from my blog.  I’m trying to get better about it though.