Warm Wishes...

Good morning Sugar fans....it's Wednesday and time for my scheduled post.

Well after the lovely weather we've had over the weekend, it feels like winter again so with that in mind, I thought I would share one of my favourite Christmas stamps....you can't forget about the Christmas stamps!!

Now this stamp is called Warm Wishes at Sugar Nellie....it's just so pretty...it's not available in rubber but is available in digi format here!!

~The papers are from Echo Park - tis the Season which have been layered onto bazzill card.  I coloured the stamp with copics and then did a bit of shading with polychromos.  I cut out the image and layered it onto to the snowflake doily which id from die-namics and to finish added the snowflakes all glitzed up with glitter....hope you likey!!

Pop back tomorrow for more inspiration from the team!!



Hello and good day to you, Sugar lovers!
how was your easter break, peaceful I hope .?
I am returning to a PC near you to share a cheery card featuring an adorable Diane Duda image... "Believe

I opted for some warm spring or indeed Easter papers.. and coloured her up to match. you know, you can pick her up for an unbelievable price at Funkykits too .... along with lots of other old favourites, and new ones too! 
I decided on a simple layout, all matted onto kraft cardstock,with lots of distressing thrown in for good measure .Using a simple sentiment and dotting on a few small pearls, it really was a quick make.
I do hope I have given you a little inspiration to dig out your older stamps , and some them some love .
have a fabulously crafty day... and pop back tomorrow for a little more sweetness , won't you?
Hugs Lis 

A little bit of gossip....

Morning all....

Vicky here today...and I hope you are all having a lovely Easter Bank Holiday so far....

Here is my wee card using one of the adorable Return to Fairy Glen Fairies...and this sweetie is called 

I have teamed her up with some lovely papers from LOTV...

Coloured her with my Copics, Chalks & Spectrum Noir pencils for added shading...

and the layout was done using my MFT Blueprint dies 14..

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

So thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day...

biggest of crafty hugs Vicky xx

SOS sun shine and blue skies

What a beautiful Easter Weekend.
I spent yesterday down by the sea enjoying a beautiful day around the harbour, thinking about the storage unit. It's a lovely place to be on a beautiful day, but it's too small a unit and I would not be content for long. If I am going to invest in putting up walls, floors and heating, I need it to be a long tern place to stay.

I sometimes don't know if I am coming or going these days, too many ideas, too many options. I am going to sit tight for a little while and concentrate to finishing the craft projects I have started.

Maybe by the time I have done a few, my head might be clearer. It's been a crazy few years personally and I should be careful about jumping feet first into something new.

One my pinterst page today was this poster,  it's a sign. As in, a sign for me to sit back and wait. I am a great believer in "what for you would go bye you" . I have very little patience but I know it's true.

Have a great weekend, enjoy the weather, your family and friends, maybe a little chocolate .

Vintage finds

Hello lovely reader, thank you for all your lovely comments on my junkin.
Still on the same theme today as I continue to be infected with this hoarding tendencies.

I saw these

Over on a favourite blog of mine. ( docrafts do packets of tiny spools perfect for this project)


Just love living my live via these American vintage/ junk/ up cycled sites.

I am waiting for word on a storage unit I asked to rent, but nothing is quiet straight forward.
No 1 unit is a new build in an industrial site off thee main road in this area.
No 2 unit is down by the harbour in a quaint seaside town.

Which one too choose.
No 2 is available right now, building on the new one keeps on putting the completion date back.

Which ever unit I choose it will firstly be for storage. Having too much stuff and businesses that are bursting at the seams means I have no problem making clean fresh space by hiding stuff in storage.

But, my mind also thinks that I could use it for other things in the future.( sometimes I wish the voices would keep their ideas to themselves)

If I am able to use it as a painting workshop that may run classes with all the lovely chalky paints we have in the store.

It could grow arms and legs and offer workshop space to maybe a wood  turner which could work well with someone re selling vintage furniture, even if it was online or maybe open just on a weekend.

I could move funkykits to the unit and free up more space in the Elgin shop. Oh the possibilities! One of my biggest problems in life is getting carried away with my ideas, remembering that what I see on the Internet/ pinterest might be hugely popular and trending, BUT this does not say that the locals would appreciate my crazy ideas?
All I do know is that as long as I watch the pennies, it's a lot of fun and makes me happy.
If I could only find the time and energy to do everything ! Finish anything at all!

I'll keep you informed but one things for sure, I ain't content, always fidgeting to do some else.

Take care

Best Day Ever

Hello everyone :o)

I've gone all girlie for today's card, using one of my favourite stamps.... yes, I know I say that about them all, but they're all fabulous, aren't they?!

This little lovely is called Best Day Ever... I've used the rubber stamp version, which is currently out of stock, but you can get an instant fix with the digi version HERE.

I had a bit of a colouring disaster with this one - I dropped a blue pen (the one I use for adding little shadows around the images) on the finished image and left a big streak over her face and the top of her dress!  I had to blend it out and then add more colour to cover it up, so she's not looking her best poor love.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Bad Hare Day ----

Hello and good morning everybody.
Here I am again with my card using the super cute Sugar Nellie ‘Bad Hare Day’ stamp available from Funkykits.  I did originally plan to create an altered wooden shape to showcase her with bits of paper, stamped images, flowers, gems….etc, but I had a few painting issues. Basically I had paint everywhere but on the shape, I obviously have the relationship with paint as I do with glue. Lets just say I had a nightmare!!  I‘ve now realised up-cycling objects might need a little more practice and a lot more play time ---- and possibly better paints.  J  Ah well, I might try it out again for my next project. 
Anyhoo, back to this week and after a doing a crafty detour I decided to create an Easter card. I like to use different mediums, so this week I decided to use my Prisma Pencils to colour my image with.
The background scene was made using cut out pieces from my 12 x 12 paper pad, some stickers from the pad and a few dies.
Check out my blog here for full details of all the things I used on my card. I hope you like it and have a lovely Easter --- but watch out and don’t eat too many Easter eggs.
Bigs hugs
x Janine x