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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

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

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

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