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Twisted easel card


Not made one of these twisted easels before,
but boy.. are they fun and easy to do

Today I have used ‘Hippy Chick
another fab Simply Sassy stamp by Sugar Nellie

She is coloured with Copic sketch markers,
touched up with shimmer paints,
shame you can’t see that very well on the photo.

PP are Basic Grey Porcelain and MME.
Used MS border punch and build up the flowers topped with buttons.
The bling swirls are from Prima.

Here is a side view of the fold,
I forgot to take a pic folded flat but
it just lifts up and drops ontop of the inside panel.

My card fits in with the following challenges:

* Colour Create – Lemon, Green and White
* Dutch Dare Challenges – Buttons

If you would like to try a fold like this..
You can find a great little tutorial here


Thanks so much for looking and any comments you might leave..

Hugs, Marlene x


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

Call me..

It’s been a long day..
and there is nothing better than playing around with
paper and pens to unwind for an hour or so!

It resulted in me making my card for the
Simply Sassy Facebook challenge,
where they would like to see a side step card.

I have used one of the new Sassy stamps,
Call me, she is just ‘dreamy’!

I cut her out leaving a small boarder and
made the card into a dresser like I seen on this baby card

As the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday is
I’m entering it there as well.

Have a great and relaxing evening,

Hugs, 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

I give you my heart..

Grabbed a little time today and got to finish a card
with one of the gorgeous Sassy girls from Sugar Nellie

This cutie is called ‘I give you my heart’
and she is one of my favorites from set 2.

Wanted to make an Easel card this time..
as it’s been a while since I done one of those!
You can click the pic at the top of this post to get a better view of this.


The sketch I’ve used is from The Sweet Stop,
stumbled upon their blog while hopping and the sketch just jumped out at me.
Loved working with it.. thanks for sharing!

And a Spoon full of Sugar got an open ‘Anything goes’ week


I’ll leave you with this close-up

Have a great evening all,

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

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