Saturday, 31 August 2013

And the wait is over.... they're here!!

Hi Girls...

Well today's the day for the brand new Sugar Nellie Winter Wonders release over at Funky Kits...  you need to get over there NOW to see these fabulous new images...    And to celebrate, we've having a blog hop today - which is really, really exciting!

But.......  now as you know I'm a sentimental old lady... (ok I'll take the 'lady' bit off that sentence..).. and there's a few other Sweeties who are just like me....  So to cut a long story short, we felt a little bit sorry for the other little creatures (particularly the fairies, who we never like upsetting)...  in case they felt sad and neglected with the new little buddies pushing their noses out of joint...  Soooooooo  we decided to be different and do the hop with these instead!!

I got out one of my all time favourite Christmas images...  Little Apprentice... and decided to decoupage her properly.... with lots of layers!  And blimey... was I fed up with fussy cutting by the time it was finished??!! She was worth it though I think...  and I gave her loads of fairy dust to make her feel invigorated for this Christmas season coming!

Card Recipe:
  • Image - Sugar Nellie Little Apprentice
  • Dies - Nestie Circle and Scalloped Lace Circle
  • Embossing Folders - Sizzix Holly and Spellbinders A4 Dotty
  • Sentiment - LOTV Grungy Christmas Sentiments
  • Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
  • Gems, twine and Glitter from stash

Now... on with the hop!  If you've arrived here from Jennifer's blog... you're in the right place...  and you should then head on to Vicky here..  but if you need to find your way or want to start from the beginning... here's the correct order with links.... or you could head over to the Sugar Bowl Challenge blog and start from there!

Lisa - Wishcraft
Lis M - My Craft Blogumentary
Janine - Crafting Crackers
Pat - Cards 2 Cherish
Susan - Mixamatoasties
Pam - Pami's Crafty Creations
Mina - PinkPuds
Wendy - Lolly Dolly Crafts
Fiona - Fi's Cards and Crafts
Jennifer - My Inky Hands
Christine - Handmade by Christine (ME - YOU'RE HERE)
Vicky - Vixx Handmade Cards

Now, there are gorgeous candy prizes to be had along the way if you leave a comment on each of the blogs - then make sure you get yourself over to


to check out the new release!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a fab time blog hopping!

Thank you so much for any comments you leave..  and for popping by..
Big big hugs
Christine xx

PS..  Anyone eagle-eyed enough to spot one of my cards on the LOTV show on Thursday on Create and Craft?  More about that tomorrow!! x


  1. Gorgeous card Christine. Love the little fairy image. She's so pretty. There are a couple of the new images that look yummy too. I might have to purchase a couple! At least with digis my hubby can't see what's arriving through the post! LOL

  2. Stunning card Christine. I admire your patience with all your decoupaging. I used a kit for my DT card yesterday. I hate doing it, it's too faffy for me!

    Susan x

  3. Stunning card and I love how youve coloured your image and your decoupaging is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. Gorgeous card Christine I love the Little Apprentice stamp she is so cute and all your decoupaging has paid off as she really stands out and any card that has fairy dust or glitter will always get my thumbs up lol :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  5. Christine this is utterly adorable, I love this card, so elegant, Hugs Avril xxx

  6. Love, love, love the red Christine! Fab card with the embossing and layers of red. Such a cute image!! Love everything about this card. Hugs, Wends xxx

  7. This is such an adorable image and fabulous colours. Love the design and all those layers xx

  8. Ohhh Yes Yes, i have here too.
    Its a wonderful stamp and you make a beautiful card.
    I loved Christmas cards a lot.
    Hugs Astrid

  9. Love this card! Like the way you've showcased the image on the embossed card. Cute image and fab colouring!
    Hugs xx

  10. Your fussy cutting is great, she is such a sweetie and I love the rich reds you have used. A really classy card x

  11. The fussy cutting was definitely worth it - she's beautiful! Susie x

  12. So gorgeous, love this cutie and the rich red is wonderful

  13. Oh wow, I love this.. Love the Kraft and red with the bright white in the middle!! Hugsxx

  14. Hi Christine, what a stunning card. I love the cute fairy image and your colouring is amazing. Hugs, Denise x

  15. Love!! This is a beauty! What a gorgeous color combo - love the embossed circle for the winter lovely to nestle into!

  16. This card made me saw "awwww" just as soon as I saw it, too cute.

  17. WOW! Totally lovely card. The details throughout are just brilliant. Well done!

  18. Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!!!!!!!! This is my most favorite card of the entire blog hop!!! It's perfect! I love the combination of red and craft papers too.

  19. She looks fabulous Christine! Love how you've layered her up and all her pretty sparkle... hmm I haven't got this one, maybe I need her?! Hugs, Lisa x

  20. Gorgeous and beautiful card Christine love the image and fabulous layout
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  21. Beautiful as always hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too :o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  22. absolutely love the design of this card x

  23. A gorgeous card - I love red and kraft together. Can you add me to your blog hop list ? :)

  24. STUNNING, i wouldn't have the patience for this for sure but it's a keeper. No way would i even give it love love..tfs

  25. Absolutely adorable card, love the image and layout. Hugs, Claire x

  26. Sooo gorgeous! Your layered up image looks great and i love the red with Kraft! So pretty!
    Fiona L x

  27. WOW !! Your card is beautiful, the fairy is absolutely adorable and well work the effort xhugsx Nikki

  28. Love your embossed background in fact love every thing about your card thank you for sharing.

  29. Fabulous! I love the colour combo! Have this li'll one in my collection....time to start my Christmas cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  30. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love Fairies, but this one is quite special and you have done her proud with the composition and the red background and of course your decoupage work.

  31. so stunning christine,the red is gorgeous and i love the sweet pretty image :D

    xx coops xx

  32. Oh, how sweet is this image and well done for having the patience to fussy cut all the bits!
    I didn't spot your card on the show but they did read out an e-mail from Christine in France...made me wonder?!
    Hugs, Kat x

  33. So very sweet Christine! Love the darling image and embossed texture!

  34. this is gorgeous Christine...I am going to try proper decoupaging like this...hope I get a fab result like yours!!#


  35. Stunning Christine. Love the depth you've given her xx Jenny xx

  36. Gorgeous card! Love all of the embossing you did on the background makes it look like snow.

  37. What a lovely card! The embossing behind the image looks great!


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