DT Call


Howdy Sugar fans!!  We are currently looking for a couple of newbies to join The Sugar Nellie team..

With loads of new stamps just launched and another launch coming soon and more in the new year, we need a couple of new teamies to help promote the Sugar Nellie name.

As you know, Funky Kits is the home to all Sugar Nellie both rubber and digi and with the range growing we need a fab team to keep you continually inspired!   

So on to the important things...We do have some requirements for any newbies joining our team and if you feel you can meet the requirements then this may be for you!!

  • You must be able to commit to a 4 month term initially - this will be reviewed at the end of the term 
  • You must be able to complete projects on time and add them to our DT page 
  • You must be post your project on your own blog and the Sugar Nellie blog each week
  • You must be able to take a good photo of your project  
  • You must have an active blog and Facebook account - the DT stuff is managed on our Facebook page

Although we are based in the UK, that doesn't mean you can only apply if you are in the UK, we would encourage all our overseas fans to apply as we need to spread the sugar love all over the world.

We want newbies that love all things Sugar Nellie and they will be great at promoting the products through their own work.  So if you meet the requirements and are interested in joining the team then what you need to do to apply is follow the instructions below: 

  • add your name to the linky below
  • display our DT Call Out badge on your blog aswell

This DT Call will close on 12th December 2014 and the successful applicants will be notified soon after this date in time to start the first week in January 2015.

Good luck to everybody!

The Sugar Nellie DT

Welcome our guest Lorraine

Hi, my name is Lorraine Collett and I live in the East of England.
I am a 49 year old mother of two grown up daughters and have a very supportive husband who understands my crafty obsession.
I have been creating cards for friends and family for about eight years now but have only been colouring my own images since starting my blog about a year ago.
I discovered lots of challenge blogs out there and started buying digital images to colour for my card entries to these challenges. One of the first companies I bought from was Sugar Nellie,
their images are so cute and sweet and they really appealed to me.
I was so excited to be asked to do a GDT spot here at Sugar Nellie after entering their recent competition and have really enjoyed working with the images that I was given to play with.

I started with this beautiful Geisha image and decided to move away from the traditional Oriental colours of red, black and gold and use this, more floral inspired combination instead.
7” x 7” card blank
‘Geisha’ image – Funky Kits Shop
Digital papers
Papermania Oriental Stamps
Beads and findings from stash
I matted the image on several layers of coloured card to match the matting on the background and tie it all together.
The Oriental symbols are from a Papermania stamp set that I have stamped and embossed with black embossing powder and made a type of scroll by rolling
up the two ends and placing a hanging bead arrangement from it to match the decoration in the Geisha’s hair.
My second project...

...is an altered box.
I was given the image ‘Love Letters’ to play with and thought about creating a keepsake box to hold precious memories and letters, maybe from a loved one.
Kraft box
‘Love Letters’ Image – Funky Kits Shop
My Minds Eye papers ‘Adventure’
Recollections Dimensional letters
White Satin Ribbon
Gemstone brad
Spellbinders die – Floral Ovals
Sue Wilson die – Faux Quilled Leaves
La La Land Crafts die – Filigree Corner
Wooden ‘Memories’ buckle
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
This image was so much fun to colour.
I cut it out and mounted it in the Spellbinders Floral frame and inked and glittered around the edges.
All the design papers were also inked on the edges and layered up to make panels for covering the box.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post as much as I enjoyed creating with these lovely images and I would like to thank Karen and the Design Team for inviting me to join them in this guest spot.
Thank you for welcoming me here today,


Wish Upon A Star...

Hi All

Christine here with you today... and I'm back amongst my favourite creatures... the fairies!

Today I've used 'Wish Upon a Star' - she has to be one of my favourite fairy images - as I've used her quite often!  This time I wanted to use pink (unusual for me - NOT!) - but I wanted to keep the pink very delicate... so brought out the colour by shading around the image, rather than colouring the image strongly itself.  

She's coloured with Copics...  and I've used a Marianne Craftables Die and a Noor Design border die.  Pop over to my blog HERE for more details.

'Wish upon a Star' is available as a digi image from Funky Kits by clicking on the link below which will take you straight there....

Thanks for looking today - do call by tomorrow to see more gorgeous inspiration... 

Hope you have a lovely day..

Christine xx

More hands make light work

Good morning, Fi here and I'm here we are with my Wednesday post!

Now here we have one of the new toppers from Sugar Nellie....gorgeous isn't it??  They come with several on the sheet...they are sooooo adorable and will available soon.

You can also get this cutie in digi format from Funky Kits and she called More hands make light work.

The papers are Basic Grey Evergreen, which are really pretty IRL!  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and doodled around the edges.. The flowers are a mix of pre made ones and my little poinsettia die. I also added red ribbon tied in a bow.  I then added some teeny pearls to finish off.

Remember to check out our challenge over on the Sugar Bowl.

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.


Floral ladies.....

Hello everyone.....:o)

Vicky here today to share with you another one of our gorgeous Floral ladies....
and hopefully will be on the Funky Kits site later today...

I have used a mix of coloured card to create the base of my card...

Coloured her with my Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils....and added some
Stickles too...

and the layout was done using a mix of MFT dies....

for more details please pop over to my blog here...

So thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day too...

Vicky xx

Welcome our guest Debs

My names Deb's and i'm a craftoholic...lol...I live in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and have 2 children aged 14 and 11 and 3 furry babies too.

I've always been a little bit crafty and started out with cross stitch which i still like to do, I've also played around with decoupage but since joining blog land in 2009 and buying my first sugar Nellie stamps…I've travelled a very creative journey with alcohol markers. I mostly colour with Copic's now but still like to give my faithful promarkers an airing from time to time. I wouldn't say i have a specific style just that I love to colour.

For my first card I have used one of the new floral ladies which will be available soon from Funky Kits.

For this card I have used "Heavenly Angel"...isn't she gorgeous??

I have used "Peace Angel" for my last card

Thanks so much.


Good morning sugar fans, Fi here with your Friday posting!

Hope you are well!

Now I am sharing this wee card which I made using one of the new digi floral images...isn't she sweet??  You can buy her soon from Funky Kits.

I coloured this little sweetie with spectrum noirs and did a bit of shading with polychromos.  The papers are from LOTV...thought they looked well with the floral digis...yes that's right, there's more!!  I layered the papers and distressed each of the layers and doodled of course.  I added a piece of light blue lace to one of the layers, the flowers and leaves have been cut with die-namics dies.

Pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration.