Hi there Sugar Fans!
Can you believe we're already nearing the end of January; seriously where are the days going!!!
It's been a tough time for my family this week - my dear step-dad (of 30+ years) was taken seriously ill on Saturday and rushed into hospital with breathing difficulties. It's been a horrible few days :( Thankfully after seeing him tonight (Monday) in hospital I feel happier, he looked so much better than he did. He's 82 and a fighter, he's such a tough cookie. Both my hubbie and I help support both him and my elderly mum. Bless them both, they've been through so much over the past years and yet despite all that they still manage to smile and have a good giggle. You're both stars and we love you loads xx
Anyhoo, back to business. Here's my Sugar Nellie Design Team card for you this week - I decided to use one of the new clear stamp sets from Scrapberry - this set is called 'For You' and it's available from Funkykits here. I coloured the cute cat and fishies with Derwent Inktense Pencils, and the rest of the layout was made using my new Lawn Fawn dies. The layout was inspired by my crafty friend Ali - who suggested I made the cat dreaming of his fish supper. Such a great idea, thanks Ali. x
Here's What I Did
The card base was made by cutting an A4 sheet of card in half longwise, then scoring and folding it in half. I die cut a rectangle from a piece of white card, then to create a frame I die cut it again in the centre and removed it. The frame was then mounted on top of some patterned paper together with a die cut hillside in yellow card.
The cat was stamped out twice with Stazon ink, coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils (watercolour pencils), then cut out and layered up to add an extra bit of dimension. The 'thought' bubble was die cut from white card and stamped with a little fish in the middle of it, I also stamped a few fish skeletons and cut these out - all the fish were coloured with the same pencils. All the elements were finally added to the frame, and when the scene was complete I raised it up on foam tape and added to my card base. To finish off I added a few holographic sequins.
Here's What I Used
Rubber Stamp: Scrapberry 'For You' available from Funkykits
Inktense Pencils: Cat - Willow, Madder Brown, Carmine Pink, Dark Aquamarine / Boat - Neutral Grey, Chinese Ink / T Shirt - Apple Green, Vivid Green, Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow / Fish - Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Felt Green, Hooker's Green
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Sheena Douglas Stampers White Card, Back To Nature Paper Stack, Yellow Bazzil Cardstock
Dies: Lawn Fawn 'Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables' and 'Stitched Hillside Borders', Thought Bubble (not sure of make)
Other: Punch, Sequins, Stazon Ink Pad
Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).
Don't forget to join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
x Janine x