Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Super Sweet Sugar Nellie

Hello stamping enthusiasts.  Just a few more hours and we've made it to hump day, right?  Woohoo!!  Last night I worked up a new card using one of Sugar Nellie's wonderful images.

Dontcha just love her... that sweet little face in profile.  This image is called 'Santa's Little Helper'.  She's not new so you've probably seen her on many other blogs/galleries, but this is a first for me.  And how fun it was to color her up! She's a big image and this nestie was the only one even close to resembling an oval that she would fit into!  : )

I'll be entering this gal in  The Sugar Bowl challenge which is a sketch this time.  Here it is...

It's a great sketch, but I sure struggled with it.  Only because of the size of everything.  I used a 5" square card, wishing I'd gone with 5.5".   But I'm pretty pleased with the result so I'm not going to sweat the little stuff.  ha!  I haven't included a sentiment yet, but think I'm going to use it for a winter birthday, rather than for Christmas wayyyyyyy next year.  : )

I glittered up her coat fringe (I always do that!) but also added some of that white fuzzy stuff for something a little different.  OK... OK... I'll fess up.  I mistakenly poured on the fuzzy stuff, was annoyed so added the glitter too.  I actually like it!  I also used my other new Sizzix embossing folder called 'starry nights 2' along with a MS edge punch.


The Sugar Bowl - the SKETCH and embossing
The Pixie Cottage - punches
The Lollipop Ladies - add some glitter or bling
CES Challenge - all creatures great and small
EtsyInspired - La Pomme (my inspiration)
One Stop Craft Challenge - a card for a child
Secret Crafter Saturday - tons of texture
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - use embossing
By the Cute and Girly - bling it on
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - anything goes
Let's Ink it Up - anything goes
Copic Creations - sparkle
Just Christmas and Birthday - winter

That's it for today.  Hope you enjoyed your stay and will come back soon.  Take care my friends.

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie Santa's Little Helper
Papers:  Graphic 45 Christmas Past 8x8 pad, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, WOC roses, MS edge punch, white fuzzy stuff, white glitter, sizzix starry night 2 embossing folder, small pearls
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/gamsol


Angi @ CokiePop

What a beautiful design. Love those flowers. :) Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired.


Hi Denise...the answer is "definitely"...I absolutely love her!!! She's one of my faves! And those puppies are adorable! Your coloring is so pretty...and the DPs perfectly showcase this darling little sweetie!! So glad you entered this gorgeous card in this fortnight's Sugar Bowl!!
Pat Frank

Tanya R

Super adorable, fab coloring too. Thank you for playing with the Pixie Cottage.


Wow gorgeous card dear1!! I like the sketch, and all the details... the image is so sweet...
thanks for sharing at The pIxie Cottage

Jane (Carroll's Creations)

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Carla aka scrappypug

Awww too cute! Love the colors. Thank you for playing with the Pixie Cottage.


wowzer this is too gorgeous for words! I love the sepia colour tones! Hugs Juls

Joanne (jojot)

truly fabulous....great coloring.....fab for playing with Speedy's Friends


oh gorgeous and such texture too, thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx


This is the sweetest image and you have colored her beautifully. Those puppies are big helpers! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.



Hi Denise I just have to say that this is breathtakingly beautiful the colours, papers and that image are just a delight to see.
Lorraine x


Your coloring is awesome and makes a beautiful card!!
Thanks for sharing it us at Speedy's Friends.

Sarah B

What a cute creation, thanks for joining in at The Sugar Bowl, good luck, Hugs Sarah B x


Yes she is super sweet, wonderful project, so very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x


Beautiful card!

Thanks so much for playing EtsyInspired this week!


This is a beautiful card love your colours, image, puchwork, finishing touches. Thanks for sharing at OSCC, Janet

Mel X

Fabulous. Love the design and super cute image.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Vicki Dutcher

Awesome coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Aunty Sue

great card and thanks for joining us at crafty catz


Wow Beautiful card lovely soft colour tones, and superb colouring,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.


Just beautiful, gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


Ah, what a cute card. Love this girl with her sweet puppies!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy place this week.
Hugs Ingrid


Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x


A very pretty card, lovely image and great colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at the EIC this week!


Hi Denise! Wow, just gorgeous! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ hope you can stop back tomorrow! hugz, Mary


This is very sweet!

Thanks for joining in at our Lollipop Ladies hey jube challenge!


A gorgeous card, and such a sweet image!
Thanks for joining us at The Lollipop Ladies!


I actually went over to Sugar Nellie to try and by some of their older Elisabeth Bell images and couldn't find them, such a bummer!!! But seeing your gorgeous card sort of eases the pain, very pretty, and yep, I love the image!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges this month!!
hugs, stephanne


Definitely a super sweet Sugar Nellie and your colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x