Suger Nellie Challenge #5 – Lilac & Lemon

This week’s Sugar Nellie Challenge was Lilac & Lemon-what a fun combo for upcoming spring.  Of course, I had to dig out one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps-this time I chose "Dressing-Up Maggie."  She is so cute and adorable, and reminds me of my youngest granddaughter, Kristen.  A few years ago I had the privilege of providing daycare for my two granddaughters for about three years until they moved from the area.  Kristen was just short of three when I began watching them, and she loved to play dress-up.  I gave her some old black heels and a few outdated dresses.  Almost daily she came out wanting me to tie her dress.  I plan on sending her this special card.  She’s nine going on ten, and perhaps thinks that playing dress-up is a bit juvenile now (I should say she’s nine going on 16, but that’s another story!).

I stamped the image on watercolor paper, and used chalk and a blender pen to color it.  I then used a coordinating piece of Lily Kate to piece the dress.  I used Nestibilities oval dies to cut out and emboss the image and the Yoyo Yellow card stock.  I used Lovely Lilac for the base, and Basic Grey Lily Kate designer print paper to layer.  I don’t remember the brand of yarn I used for the fiber accent, but I purchased it at Hobby Lobby (big yarn sale).  I used self-adhesive pearls for the corner accents, and Liquid Pearls for the necklace.



Dressing-Up Maggie (Sugar Nellies)

Card Stock:

Yoyo Yellow (SU!®)

Lovely Lilac (SU!®)

Lily Kate (Basic Grey)


Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid


Pebbles Basic Brights Chalk

Blender Pen (SU!®)


Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Self-adhesive pearls

Thanks for looking!


  1. Stunning, love how you’ve used the fibres behind her.

  2. What a fun and funky card!!! love that eyelash yarn, and the necklace, so yumm!

  3. This is fantastic Anita, love the colours and the pearly necklace!

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