Tuesday, 16 September 2014


This is a little homage to the two wonderful ladies who have helped me no end, getting ready for the Handmade Fair.....i couldn't have done it without you guys ....Thank you Paula and Suzanne,

I started off with this gorgeous little Maya Road Calendar stand......but did I use it for a calendar ... NO... to me, it's a mini album, actually everything in my life is a mini album....I love them.

It's fab as it has such a sturdy acrylic base and thick chipboard pages, that it takes Heidi Swapp Colour Shine just perfect.

I know you can't see it clearly here, but the mica is just beautiful.

I've done every other page, using the fab PaperArtsy collage background technique, as shown to us by the wonderful Leandra. I could happily teach this technique forever as no two ever come out the same !!!

I may just do another class in it...watch out for the Sugar and Spice newsletter.




And yes, of course it will be on display at the show :) :)


Marion xxx


Monday, 15 September 2014


That was all I needed to justify playing with some yummy Heidi Swapp stash.

This is the front cover and here's a few sneaks inside ....

It was so gorgeous and simple to create with...I can't wait to play some more

Sorry none of it is on the website yet, BUT.... it will be at the Handmade Fair with us, we're on stand A71 in the East Tent and we'll be holding make and takes all day, using WOW Embossing Powder and PaperArtsy yummy products....

We're doing WOW in the morning and PaperArtsy in the afternoon....AND there's lots of brand new products - choose your colours, create your masterpiece and take it home and give it pride of place

See you there


Marion xxx


Friday, 12 September 2014


When you need a card in a hurry (like I always do) !!!!

May I suggest a couple of strips of the gorgeous Sew Lovely Range, cut a few stars, emboss a couple with the fabbi chevron folder, add a bit of twine a bit of bling and a sentiment...and TA DA !!!!



Marion xxx


Wednesday, 10 September 2014


One of my posts for the fabbi Jones Design Team this month is all about Christmas ....loves me a bit of crimbo :) :)

I decided to make a mini album, ready to put this years snap shots in and what better to use than the gorgeous Graphic 45 T'was the Night Before Christmas collection.

To start I just put together some sheets of corrugated card and cut them into 6" x 6" squares and one I cut at 4" x 6". Knowing that I wanted to tear some of the papers I painted around the edge of the corrugated card, after tearing a few corners from it.

Next it's all about, adding the papers, tearing and rolling as you go then adding chipboard elements along with Cardstock die cuts.

So go grab your corrugated card and Graphic 45 papers and......create :) :)


Marion xxx


Saturday, 6 September 2014


There's nothing like making a gift for someone...BUT.... it's quite hard when you don't know the person !!!

I wanted to say THANK YOU to someone who helped me out recently, and I found out he was expecting a baby, so thought...'I know, I do a mini album'....loves me a mini album.

Not knowing what the sex will be, what better paper to use than the gorgeous Webster's Pages Hello World.

I added a bit of dimension using the fabbi Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, any excuse LOL !!!

I included buttons, banners, twine and glitter ...oh and not forgetting ribbon, of course !!! And this was the result...

It's now been lovingly wrapped in tissue and posted...hope they like it :) :)


Marion xx


Monday, 1 September 2014



The month of September is our birthday. We've reached the grand old age of 11.

Now those of you that know what's going on here at a sugar and Spice will understand that things have been a little crazy.....to say the least....so much to do, so little time !!!

So although we're not having a party in the shop we are having one on the website, YAY, I hear all you long distance customers shout.

So our gift to you is a MAHOOSIVE 25% discount on anything on the site! we'll do our upmost to keep it stocked but we can't be held responsible for sell outs, so you'll have to be QUICK !!!

Why not get organised with those crimbo pressies and save yourself some money in the meantime.

All you have to do is place your order and then add the word 'Birthday' in the code area, any probs, just contact me

You can order as many times as you like from 1st to 5th September



So....all that's left to say is...........HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US :) :) :)


Marion xxx


Wednesday, 27 August 2014


After watching a fabbi video from Heidi Swapp, I just had to have a little play....

So I got me some high quality watercolour paper, die cut it using my Project Life Die and then added another little bit of die cutting, using the fabbi Text die from this lot. Can't decide which one's my favourite, I love them all....

Then I simply got a selection of gorgeous Heidi Swapp Color Shine bottles, gave them a little stroke then spritzed them on the card, I also spritzed the flowers, to bring the colour in.


As I had used the text die 'happy' I stamped 'birthday' underneath from this little set