Category Archives: Sugar Nellie

Circle side step


There is a little story to how this card came about..
As mentioned in my previous post there is a Sugar Nellie challenge
on Facebook asking for side step cards.
In one of the discussions, Cathy asked if there was a way
to have a bigger panel for larger stamps to use..
so I got to playing with some A4 paper
and managed to get a larger template to work
[Template for this supplied at bottom of this post]

While at work,
I got to thinking and doodling if it was possible to make a circle step card.
When I got home I got my large nesties out and after about a thousand tries..
Guess what?.. It worked!

It’s hard to see the steps as I’ve covered them with flowers & dragonflies
but you get the idea!

To decorate my card I have used a large scalloped strip at the bottom.
Image is ‘Party Frills‘ from Sugar Nellie,
she is such a cutie!
Colored her with Copics and
nested onto a scalloped circle which is attached half over the fold.

Some of the flowers are from Marianne dies,
dragonfly is a Doohicky die, and the sentiment is by SU!

I love it when a plan comes together..
and again.. Thanks Cathy for getting me to think ‘outside the box’ 🙂

I’d like to enter this card in the PTW Flower challenge for this week,
and My Time to Craft’s challenge is Flourishes


As promised here is the template for the folded A5 step

click to enlarge

When cut and folded it will look like this

Click to enlarge

Let me know if you would like to see the circle template as well.


Have a fabulous evening,

Marlene x


a Sassy Blog Hop..

Just a quick post from me this morning before I shoot off to work,
but want to point you in the direction of the first

Maria and the Sassy DT done a fabulous job with the new release,
and just know I’d want them all!!

The cuties are available from Funky Kits

Have a gorgeous day,

Hugs, Marlene x

Adorable Verity..

I’ve just loved playing around with the new Adorable digi girls from
Sugar Nellie
and wanted to show you my card with Verity

She is coloured with Copic Sketch markers,
sentiment is by SU!, DP are MME La Paperie and everything else from stash.

The theme at CCT is ‘out with the old’
and as the image was the only ‘New’ thing on my card I’ll enter my card there.
The sketch was provided by Stamptacular Sunday..
Thanks so much for sharing


Right, best get back to the madness going on in our house at the mo,

Have a great evening!!

Marlene x

Little light of mine..

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far?

Made myself a promise to make a start on some Christmas cards
and with this cute Sassy stamp would fit the theme I thought what with the candle and all..

But as it all come together, I’m wasn’t so sure so left the sentiment off..
until I know what I’m gonna do with it 🙂

The sketch used is from the Friday Sketchers blog..
and as the theme over at Secret Crafters is Sparkle & Shine,
my card  with the shiny ribbon and sparkly image
[better seen if you click the pics for full view] fits in there too

The gorgeous Simply Sassy stamp used is
‘Little light of mine”
and over at Funky Kits the 2nd set of these cuties are now available to buy!!

Right, I’m off to settle down and watch X-Factor.. Elton John week!

Thanks everso for looking

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

Birthday Candy



Yesterday was a super fab day! Thoroughly enjoyed being spoilt all day.. lol
Mostly thanks to you all!! so I have decided to put up TWO lots of candy.

The winner who’s name gets picked 1st will receive everything in above picture:

  • DCWV Taj Mahal paper stack
  • Assorted Ribbon
  • Maja Road Ribbon sliders
  • Selection of Flowers
  • Heart Pins
  • TWO ~ Winter Hanglar & Stanglar unmounted stamps


The second winner will receive all in above picture:

  • Cosmo Cricket ‘Jolly by Golly’
  • Complete set of SUGARNELLIE Christmas Cousins collection

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this candy is click the GREEN Mr Linky widget below,
this will bring you to another page where you can leave your name and blog.

If you haven’t got a blog you can still enter my sending me an email HERE.

If you can follow my blog [link in side bar]
or help spreading the word of my Candy on your blog, that would be great but it is not a must..
just very much appreciated 🙂

My candy post will stay on top until Saturday 17th of October
Winners will be announced via my blog Sunday 18th.

Good luck to everyone!

Hugs, Marlene x

Sugar Sugar ~4~


No tutorial this month over at the SUGAR BOWL,
we thought we’d like to see what you come up with this, when you get the choice!


Only one instruction –

Using a Sugar Nellie stamp

Make something, other than a card for Easter.


if you do not celebrate Easter, something for Spring.


Sorry about the horrid photo.. couldn’t get it right with the lighting!
I’ve decorated some candles with fabby spring EB stamps, the case for the large candle originated as a holder for some Badminton shuttlecocks, love it when I get to recycle something 🙂

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects from all of the DT, they are totally stunning!!
and I am looking forward to see your projects!

Wishing you all a happy and creative day.. and many thanks for your visit

Hugs, Marlene x