Thursday, 24 July 2014


I've been having a little chat with a few of you guys lately, and have been informed that whilst you read this blog you don't use Facebook. So, after I picked my chin up off the floor and brushed myself down, I realised that you're  missing out :( :( 

I just assumed most people that use the internet use Facebook, silly of me, I know....I also realise I probably use it far too much LOL !! 

So, without further ado, here's a little video I shared (on Facebook) last week....

For those of you that do other Social Media sites, did you know we're on Pinterest, Twitter, You Tube (obvs) !!! and Instagram....I loves me a bit of Instagram....go check it out, 'Sugarandspice' it's such a quick and simple way of keeping  up to date with all that's going on.

I Hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous weather, we're busy in the shop, still loading all the NEW yummies on the website, you can check some of them out HERE, we've also been hard at work designing and creating products for the Handmade Fair in September....Exciting !!!! This is a brand new venture for us, I had to make the hard decision, do I go to Ally Pally or the Handmade Fair this September and Kirsty Allsop WON !!!! So annoying that it was on the same weekend, but hey ho these things are sent to try us :) :) :) 

For those of you on the Pocket Scrapbooking Course, here's a little sneak of month 5

Talking of Pocket Scrapbooking I'm thinking of doing little video tutorials, so watch this space.

Marion xx

Thursday, 19 June 2014


I got to have a little play the other day with a new mould coming out with WOW Embossing Powders soooooon....fingers crossed !!!
So put it to work alongside some rather yummy buttons, and a canvas and created this little treasure....  Then I thought, why stop there, let's add a bit of colour, so using the fabbi PaperArtsy paints I coloured this little box canvas and did the same....I love mixing white with ivory, it doesn't matter what colour the background works !!!

I've actually entered a challenge…my first ever, so be gentle !!!!

Marion xxx

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014


It's not often I get photos of Nicky (one of my sons girlfriends) but I got in there before she put her hand in front of her face....CAPTURED !!!!
So I thought I'd celebrate the fact and use the photo on my Jones Craft Design Team Post...
I was lucky enough to use the KaiserCraft Dream Big Collection and oh boy...what a pleasure, it's absolutely gorgeous, probably has something to do with the fact that there's TEAL in there LOL !!!!
I gave the background a little splatter with my fav Heidi Swapp Color Shine in ...yep, you guessed it TEAL !!!

Their was sooooooo many pieces to choose from in the Collectible pack, I'm not very good at making decisions

Then it was a case of cutting and layering.... and adding some tiny sequins - it would be rude not to !!!

Then a little bit more in the top left hand corner, with twine twirling help from Nina, I was all fingers and thumbs :) :)

And here it is....I KNOW, I KNOW, it has nothing to do with Project Life, in fact this is my first 12" x 12" since I got addicted to PL..... Don't worry I feel next months one is going to have a bit of the old pocket scrapbooking going on :) :)

Marion xx

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


I dont get many of these.....No, I'm not looking for the sympathy vote LOL :) but I do appreciate them when they come along. This particular day was an impromptu BBQ, the sun was out and the boys were round with their girlfriends, so out came the camera and SNAP, SNAP, SNAP !!! Of course I had to put it into a Project Life layout, it would have been rude not to !! 
I've used the scrummy WRMK Albums Made Easy Journaling cards Along with Project Life Design K Page Protectors. I love this layout design, it makes use of the 4" x 4" and 3" x 4". Perfect for all you Instagram lovers
Hugs Marion xxx

Thursday, 29 May 2014


Here's a lovely little project to make for a friend or just be plain 'naughty' and keep it for yourself :) :)

Just pick out the bits from the Octagonal kit that you want to use and then cover in gesso, using a baby wipe, let dry.
Using the WOW Cracked Leather Stamp, ink up with Versamark and stamp on background octagon and emboss with your chosen colour. To cover the rest mix Vintage Champagne and Vintage Jade WOW Embossing Powders and emboss.
For the word HOME, emboss with chosen powder, then add another two layers, this time using the Clear Gloss Ultra High Powder.
Adhere it all with Pinflair Glue, and there you have a great little gift.
Marion xxx

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I'M BACK !!!!!!!! ....

Well, I'd love to say I've been sunning myself in the Maldives or skiing down a slope in Colorado....but, alas, it's none of the above.....I've just not been Blogging, I've been a very very very very bad blogger. I'm so into Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest I completely forget about poor 'ole Blogger.....sorry all you Blogsters out there.
I'm going to make up for it (hopefully) with a little project I've just done for the Jones Design Team.
I've used the Gorgeous Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers, along with their Cardstock flowers and some yummy Kaisercraft paper blooms.

I used the Sugar and Spice Tab Album along with some background papers and mounted them on the chipboard, both sides.

I also cut a few extra bits from the card stock to make a couple of layers in the book.

Now for the front..... Firstly, I used my fav, PaperArtsy Grunge Paste through a hexagon stencil.

Then using the flower layers I spritzed them with water to help break down the fibres to enable me to screw them up.....just like this...

Once unfolded, layer them up and glue together.

Now to build up the front...using the KaiserCraft paper flowers and a few leaves made from the Cardstock.

Then add the obligatory glitter :) :)

Add some ribbon to the book rings and there you have it, I just need to pop some photos in there now....OK...who's seen my Selphy :)
Marion xxx
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Friday, 21 February 2014

And all that !!!!
We have been sooooooo busy, what with Project Life and other fabbi classes, then we've been to and are going to shows, I just feel like my feet haven't touched the ground lately.
Hey, I'm not complaining, we are so grateful to all our customers, we love you all :) :)
So, what's good in our lives, well for starters we have another massive Project Life and pocket scrapbooking supplies order about to hit our shelves, having just got back from CHSI....the awards for speedy service goes out to PaperArtsy and Woodware for getting our orders from the show to us WEDNESDAY and YESTERDAY... You wait till you see the Donna Salazar inks, the colours are AMAZING !!! And they are going to work so well with the NEW paints and stamps from PaperArtsy....ohhhh and their Stencils are fandabbidoodah...we love them. I did a sneak of some of JOFY's NEW stamps and already we've had orders, I think I'm going to need to get some more in.

We are, after all, going to be at the Make It show in Farnborough next weekend with all our amazing lushness and a few bargains thrown in, so come visit us on stand G20. We have lots of demos planned, along with gorgeous new colours from WOW Embossing Powders, they are seriously lush !!! So you won't miss out.
You can check out Make it HERE it's for paper crafters, knitters and stitchers, you wait till you see our yummy ribbons :) :)
Our classes have just gone crazy and I do apologise that I didn't even get to put out the card class I'm doing in March on the sold out before I could even list it !!!!
I am going to do another Project Life for beginners class, for those of you who kicked and screamed LOL...Date to be announced, I am also starting a 6 month course on Project Life, starting 26th April and every 4th Saturday in the month for 6 months, again this was incredibly popular when I announced it and I believe we only have afternoon sessions left !!!
We will be at Ally Pally and before then I'm popping over to Boston Mass. to teach some wonderful US retailers...and then............I'm going to be at the lovely Christine Emberson's shop teaching in April, I believe the morning is sold out, but there is a place or two on the afternoon if you're the other side of the river to us, then this ones for you....... CHECK IT OUT
I've probably left something off, and I apologise....but I'll keep you informed.
Marion xxxx

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