Category Archives: Sugar Bowl DT

Sugar Bowl ~52~ Love

Good morning and welcome to a brand spanking new challenge from the

Maria Therese has provided the lovely sketch for you all to use
and the optional theme is ‘Love’

Once again there is a fabulous prize up for grabs,
a pic & mix of 6 Sugar Nellie stamps of your choice..
and what with some fabby new ones in stock you’ll be spoilt for choice!!
But .. wait for it!
There are going to be 2 winners this fortnight, 6 stamps each!!


On to my card:
I finally got around to inking up this yummie stamp ‘Worried
and stamped him in brown onto water colour paper.
Took a waterbrush and smudged some of the lines of the image.

I then scored vertical lines all over the image,
and inked the edges with distress inks.

The other background papers I also made myself
by using the embossed white papers by SU!,
sponged distress inks all over,
this really makes the embossed patterns stand out.

Huge silk bow threaded through the image finishes off the card a treat.

As always.. please visit the blog for all the details
and gain lots of inspiration from my DT Sweeties


On another note..

I’ve decided to alter my ATG yesterday.
I took the tape wheels off and covered up the bit’s I didn’t want painting with masking tape.

Then sprayed on the first layer with plastic compatible paint.. looking gooood!
I wanted to do 3 coats and had to wait an hour between each one..
Then 24 hrs for the last coat to totally set.
Talk about watching paint dry!

When the 3rd coat was on,
I quickly nipped out to take Lolly to brownies and when I got back hubby only decided to have a clean up and chucked the whole caboodle to one side ready to be skipped!!

Needless to say all the tacky paint was scoffed & scratched..
tell you, I was about to kill him!

Will have to wait till this evening,
sand down as much as I can and start again..
with hopefully no interfering hubby’s about!

Hugs, Marlene x

Sugar Bowl ~51~ Kiki’s Sketch

Sugar Bowl 51

It’s time for a new challenge over at the
and we have a fabulous sketch for you provided by Kiki.

The optional theme is ‘Birthdays’
so I have made the small panel in the sketch into a tag with bow,
when pulled out it reveals a birthday message.
[note to self: take pic with tag pulled out!!!]

The gorgeous Grace is another of my favorite digi girls from the
Simply Adorable collection by SUGAR NELLIE
and available at FUNKY KITS right now!

Come join the fun and participate in our challenge ..
and you’ll be in with a chance to win a fabulous mystery prize!

Pop along to the SUGAR BOWL blog for all the details and lots of inspiration by the DT.


Don’t forget my Blog Candy with a Twist [part I],
scroll down for all the details

Have a great Thursday and keep warm!

Sugar Bowl ~ Snowflakes

Yay.. it’s time for another challenge from the


As December is a busy month for all of us,
this challenge will run for the rest of this month.
[Wednesday 29th December]
The prize you can win for entering is definately worth joining us..
I’ll tell you what that is in a mo,
let me tell you about the challenge first..

Maria Therese has provided another gorgeous sketch for us
and the optional theme is Snowflakes

For my card I’ve used the cute Diane Duda birdies,
it has been awhile since I coloured them and think they are worth a little dusting 😉


The prize for joining in with us is:
a set of round sentiment stamps from Lili of the Valley,
set of round nestabilities and 6 Sugar Nellie stamps… Wowza!

The next challenge is going to be announced on the 30th of December..
by which time I’ll be sunning it up in Jamaica!!!
But I’ll promise to have a card to show you.

Please check out the DT’s gorgeous samples for all the inspiration you need..
and Good Luck!


Also want to give a quick heads up about the biggest blog candy give away ever!!!

On the Sugar Nellie blog, Karen has got a competition going
and you can win your very own Grand Calibur die cutting machine!!

Check out all the details HERE,
combine the Sugar Bowl challenge with Sugar Nellie’s and you’ve got
a double chance of winning one of the great give-aways..

Have a fantastic day..

Hugs, Marlene x

Black, white with a splash of colour


YAYY.. new challenge is up and for a change I was in plenty of time!!

I loved the theme of B/W plus 1, that always helps heaps right?

The sketch has been provided by me this time..
Tried to keep it simple, you can then make it as intrecate as you like 🙂

For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Leanne Ellis ‘Pick Me’ stamp,
teamed with some new MME ‘Dawn’ papers.

I had to use my new Grand Calibur ofcourse and made the cardshape with the Go Kreate label dies,
at the moment the choice of larger dies is still quite limited,
can’t wait till January when more of the European dies come out!

As usual the price for joining in with the challenge is fantastic!


A Nesties classic scalloped squares set..
and a sheet of not yet released alice in wonderland stamps from Leanne Ellis!!


Don’t forget..
the only rules of joining in with the challenge is that you follow the sketch and use a SUGAR NELLIE image.
The themes we set for the challenges are always optional, so won’t affect your chances of winning!

Please pop by the SUGARBOWL blog for all the details
and to see the stunning samples from the DT for all the inspiration you need!

Have a fabulous Thursday all,

Hugs, Marlene x

Sugar Overload.. not bad at all!

Promised I’d be back soon.. didn’t I??

The SUGAR BOWL has had a new challenge up.. and I’m only a week late!!
Luckily the Sugar Bowl challenges last for 2 weeks so plenty of time for anyone still to join in
and have a chance of winning the fabulous prizes that are up for grabs.

I received a little parcel of sweetness containing the Simply Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie today,
love these quirky images, aren’t they just such fun?
I wanted to colour one straight away and make my belated Sugar Bowl card with it.

I masked “My friend Kitty” onto a swing [C.C Design]
but then the image turned out rather large and couldn’t be used with Maria Therese’s gorgeous sketch on my normal square card size,
I then thought of folding the front panel back on itself and use it as an opening panel.
I love this quick & easy card style 🙂

Here are a couple more views of the card, you can click them to enlarge.

The optional theme for the challenge is “Ribbon & Bows”,
I’m quite impressed with myself that I’ve even managed to do that.. LOL

You have another week to join in with the Sugar Bowl challenge,
do pop by the blog to get all the details and fab inspiration by the DT.


Some more sugary sweet news is that the next Simply Sassy designs
are available to buy from Funky Kits this weekend.. Yay!
And have you seen the new “Simply Adorable” images that are going to be turned into stamps?
They are just awesome!


My card also ties in with the CUTE CARD THURSDAY challenge for this week,
it’s an “Anything Goes” week!

Have a fabulous evening all,

Hugs, Marlene x

Sugarbowl ~46~ Boyzz

Bonjour… and good morning!

Finally.. here is my card for last thursday’s SUGARBOWL challenge!
We have been in France for the past week
and sad ‘ol me forgot to post-date a post with everything going on.

It’s a special week for the Sweeties too..
as the DT team have been joined by no less than 5 new Uber talented Sweeties
and am thrilled to welcome them to the team!

* Maria Therese

* Erika





The sketch has been provided by me, you can click on the image below for a larger view.

The theme is.. One for the boys

As per usual there are some fabulous prices up for grabs by joining in with the challenge, courtesy of

Please check out the SUGARBOWL blog for all the details
and ofcourse for lots of inspiration from the Sweeties!


Hope to catch up real soon, in the mean time have a fabulous week!

Hugs, Marlene x

SugarBowl ~43~ Judy’s sketch

Hello again,
As promised I’m back this morning with my card for the next challenge at the

Judy has provided the gorgeous sketch and as option chosen ‘Buttons’

For my card I’ve gone the ‘Romantic’ option with gorgeous BG papers
Cherub Fundraiser stamp [Leanne Ellis]

The prize, as always is fabulous..
The 4 new xmas mangas, or the 4 new xmas country cousins, winners choice..
Plus two sets of Personal impressions word stamps,
Papermania Black and White embellishments from the capsule collection,
including bling, buttons glitter and bows.

Also another mention of the Sweetie Search..
If you would like to try, please head on over to the
where you can find all the info 🙂

Have a gorgeous day,

Marlene x