Friday, 28 August 2015

SCRIBBLE FLOWERS...

The WOW way.... So we all know scribble flowers have been popular for a while now, thanks to the likes of MFT and other great Companies. 
Now, I didn't have any of the stamps or dies, so I decided to make my own..... 
So, without further ado, here's a little video I did for WOW Embossing Powders showing you how easy it is.
Hugs
Marion xxx

Friday, 21 August 2015

Friday, 7 August 2015

A QUICK LITTLE PROJECT...

Yesterday I was playing  ahem....working with some of the NEW WOW stamps coming out in September. So I thought I'd share this really quick and easy project with you.
Here's what you'll need:-
Three of you're favourite WOW Embossing Glitters (I used Daytona Sands, Long Island Teal and Florida Sunset) I love these colours together !!!
3 vellum butterflies I used the Martha Stewart large butterfly punch and embossed them with WOW Coconut Ice Embossing Glitter.
Maya's NEW stamp set..but you can't get your hands on it till September Mwhahahahahaha !!!!
Versamark Ink Pad
Piece of Cut N Dry foam
Versafine Onyx Blaxk Ink Pad
Acrylic Block
Card Blank
Sequins
Glossy Accents

Here's' what you'll do:-
Pick up some Versamark ink on your Cut N Dry and rub on to card, start in centre, sprinkle on one of the WOW colours, heat set, repeat on either side with with other colours, heat set.
Cover vellum butterflies in Versamark Ink and sprinkle on WOW Coconut Ice, heat set.
Choose words to use and stamp in Versafine Ink underneath colour blocks.
Adhere butterflies to colour blocks and randomly adhere sequins on.
See........Simple !!!!
Have a lovely weekend everyone :) :) 
Hugs
Marion xxx


Saturday, 1 August 2015

I'M BACK...

I'd love to say I'm all organised and cooking on gas....but I hang my head in shame...I'm so not organised.
I've been sooooo busy since I closed the shop, don't get me wrong I'm not moaning, and I can honestly say it was the BEST thing I ever did. I'm so incredibly happy and relaxed and I LOVE my commute to work...LOL !!!
It's my little piece of heaven, I'll take some internal photos soon. One of the nicest things is I get to spend time with my lovely Tyson (my chocolate Labrador) admittedly he just sleeps nearly all day, but I'm there with him, he's getting on a bit, like us all.
Everyday I seem to be up to my eyes in it, designing, teaching, creating, working, cleaning (love me a bit of cleaning) I even managed to take mum to lunch a couple of times...not enough I know !!
Then yesterday I actually had a bit of free time, I'd done a video for WOW Embossing Powders the day before and thought 'hey, I'm going to do one for me' and YOU.... And this is the result, it was completely off cuff and may have gone horribly wrong but it worked !! Woo hoo !!
Now all I have to do is get sorted for teaching in Portugal then on to the States, Florida and North and South Carolina (just a tad excited) in September then it's our Retreat in October and thanks to the Paula Poston we're rocking that !!!
I will be back I promise 
Hugs
Marion xxx


Monday, 15 June 2015

I PROMISE TO......

Well, it's the LAST week of trading from our Barleylands shop, after 12 years we're closing our lovely wooden doors.....but new ones are opening...more deets will follow in time, nudge, nudge, wink, wink !!!
If you can join us on Sunday 21st June we're having a leaving party...Prosecco and cupcakes all round...and a few sausage rolls to make my mum happy !!! We'll be there from 10am - 4pm, but don't worry you can still get our gorgeous goodies from HEREhttp://sugarandspicecrafts.co.uk/collections/new-in. Including the brand NEW WOW! Embossing Powder colours, stamps and moulds...they're gorgeous....here's a little sneak of the Flights of Fancy Stamps and a couple of the colours...SWOOOOOON !!!!
I'm so aware that working from home will be sooooooo different, and I know I'm going to have to be so organised....tips on a postcard please. But I'm working on it.
My first thing is to get the website upto date with product...so many have been coming in the shop and grabbing their last bits, so I NEED to get organised there and ADD loads more...toot toot !!
Then, after talking to some of my lovely customers (you know who you are) I've decided to do a challenge blog once a month, more deets will follow, but it will show me what you love doing, after all, you're all just looking at my creations, this will be my turn to see yours and get others looking at your work too.
Some of you know that my new studio is a shade of teal and white (why wouldn't it be ?) LOL.... So imagine my surprise when I got home the other day to a parcel from California and in it was the MOST gorgeous glass bowl AND some Reece's Peanut Butter Cups (my whole reason for wanting to live in America) from the lovely Jen Deal, we spent time together in Boston and the hotel had a lovely bowl that I got a bit infatuated with, she remembered and sent me a very similar one to go in my new studio...so sweet, so kind, so thoughtful !!! Thank you (again) Jen.
Lots of you know I'm very active on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and (when I remember) Pinterest LOL.. So you may want to subscribe to those to Catch all the goings on, but if you're not into those then there's the good ole fashioned newsletter. You can sign up to ours from the website and NEVER miss a thing !!!
I'm going to leave you now with a photo of these lovely ladies from the Sunday Project Life Class (we had a few missing, but they had good excuses, all except Helen) LOL !!!! This was our very LAST class at Barleylands and a memorable one it was to !!!
So I'm off do lots of preparing for the last week and hopefully see you Sunday !!!!
Hugs
Marion xxx











Thursday, 11 June 2015

WHEN YOU'VE GOT SCRAPS.....

Scrap !!!
Here's a layout I taught to my lovely Year Course ladies last Saturday.
It's so simple and best of all it uses up your scraps, we adding some gorgeous new WOW! Embossing  Powder colours along with one of their new background stamps, designed by lil ole me :) :) added a bit of stitching and there you have it.
Simple but effective.
Hugs
Marion xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

BUSY..BUSY...BUSY

The last two weeks have been busy, busy, busy !!!
Two weekends away teaching for two fab companies plus teaching in the shop...this girl's getting old !!!!
The first weekend was a Retailer Training Day for Jones Craft, they all made a fabbi canvas using  gorgeous KaiserCraft stash, with a dash of PaperArtsy and WOW embossing Powder, 1 day, 2 classes, 36 people !!!


The next weekend saw me away again, after teaching some of my lovely ladies in the shop, this time another Retailer Training Day for WOW Embossing Powders, 1 day, 2 classes, 26 people !!
I knew my old bones would suffer so I did a bit of limbering up in readiness.

They created a great tag-nique book all ready to pop in their stores along with a scrummy little canvas. Then I teased some of them with a new mould ...hopefully coming soon !!!
We launched 5 new colours, 4 new stamps and 2 new moulds, to say they were spoilt was an understatement !!! Both companies were so generous !!



Right I must dash as I'm teaching this morning...I love it, don't you know LOL !!!
Hugs
Marion xxx