Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tuesday Spotlight on..

This week we have the pleasure of having Sugar Bowl Sweetie 
in the Spotlight..
Marlene have lots of gorgeous Simply Sassy cards in her blog and this is what she made for us
 Gorgeous party invites using Bedtime Snuggles 

*Start by telling us a little about you:
OK, this is the bit I'm not very good at.. but here goes
 I'm from Holland originally, traveled the world in my late teens and met my
English hubby whilst working in Spain.
Settled in England, got married, have 3 gorgeous children and we run a Garden Centre in the Midlands.

*When did you start card making and what made you start?
Ever since I can remember I have been creative one way or another.. but when our kids were small I started
getting into scrapping the mountain of pictures I have of them, my love for paper craft was born!
I think the transition into cardmaking from scrapbooking is almost natural as to me cards are like small
scrapbook pages. So about 7 years ago I got into cardmaking on a bigger scale.. this really took off when I
discovered blogging just over 3 years ago now.

*What is your preferred coloring medium?
I'm always switching and changing as I love all sorts of mediums,
but at the moment I am using my Copics for all my colouring.

*What is your fav Simply Sassy stamp?
I could not possibly choose my favorite Sassy.. every time a new set comes out I have a new favorite!
But I still got a soft spot for 'Party Frills' She is just too cute!

*How did you notice the Simply Sassy stamps the first time?
As a past DT for Sugar Nellie I will always keep up with all their news.
I am lucky enough to have met Karen and have special memories of the CHA trip I was invited to a couple of years ago
Karen has got a real 'eye' for new sweetness that the Sugar Nellie fans would like to see in rubber,
and proved it again when the Sassy creations of Krista were launched.

*What is your favorite style (card making)?
I love the distressed and vintage style of card making, but after having tried some SAS I do like to change it up from time to time.

*And what would you love to see more of at the Simply Sassy blog?
I'm always looking for different techniques, card shapes and just general 'out of the box' thinking
But the Simply Sassy blog is already providing those things.. so all I can say is 
'I would like to see more of the same' :D

It's always such a treat visiting Marlene's blog and here are some of her Sassy treat's. Go visit her and I PROMISE you will find more :)

Using Delicious

Go visit Marlene's blog here to see how she made this Triangle Joy fold card

Thank you so much Marlene for letting us spotlight you and sharing your gorgeous cards with us.
I know Marlene would love your sweet comments :) 


  1. Beautiful as always Marlene. x

  2. totally envious of your colouring Marlene!! Its Fab!!xx

  3. WoW these are the CUTEST!!!!! I love them!!!

  4. Hiya Marlene,

    Amazing,unique shapes and fab colouring as always.

    Great attention to detail and very professionally finished.

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  5. Oh! wow Marlene these are all amazing cards. Love all your gorgeous details.

    Donna x

  6. Wow, Marlene, I simply LOVE your coloring skillz! I think my fav has to be the card using spread your wings. your layering is fab. thanks so much for spotlighting with us! i'm def going to be a continued stalker. :D

  7. Love the variety amongst these cards & agree wholeheartedly about the Sassy blog - it's full of inspiration & I love the variety & education etc.... I encounter here.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Wow, all so beautiful, love your work Marlene!

  9. All of them are so gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful.

  10. Gorgeous, as always Marlene!! I'm with you! Simply Sassy Stamps are simply fabulous!! I love 'em all! And I have always loved your style...Beee-u-tiful! Hugs. Pat Frank