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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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

CREATING, CREATING oh and a little more CREATING...

You know that feeling..."no mojo' ? Well before Christmas I felt flat, I felt like my mojo had left me forever.
Then Christmas came, I had a good rest (sort of) LOL !!! And BAM !!!!!!! It's back.
Project Life has changed me, seriously, I'm crafting for me not just the shop, I'm finding it so quick, simple yet, still creative, I'm doing it my way not the PL way, but that's OK, I don't think the PL police are going to get me :) :)
I'm so lucky to be on the Jones Crafts Design Team as I get to play with so many lovely things, one of them being KaiserCrafts Captured Moments, their version of PL..... it's gorgeous !!!! I'm just working on some samples for the Jones Crafts stand at the trade show in's a few sneaks....

I've used Snap Shots and Favourite Things on these ones and now here's a few PL ones along with a JilliBean one

This one above, is work in progress

This is my first one I did, not much embellishing compared to the others that I'm now doing....
I've even taken it off the page .... And been making my own titles, which I'm now selling in the shop :) :)

Anyhoo's its not just me who's addicted, as 24 places on my Introduction to PL went in under a week :) :) ... Think I may have to do more :) :) and guess what ?????? Nina's got addicted .... Again !!!!
For lots more samples just pop in the shop
Marion xxxx
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Thursday, 9 January 2014


JilliBean Soup….Oh boy, I can never get enough of this fabulous company…Talking of LOVE… who's seen/got their Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup (Available from all Good Jones Craft Stockists) See what I did there…… Yes it's another Design Team Project.
This time I shared my love of this Company with my new found love of Project Life and I have to say it works P.E.R.F.E.C.T.L.Y
I played with the Papers (they're kraft you know), the Pea Pod Parts, the Clear Stamps, the shape stickers and the label stickers, they only non-Jilli I added was some gorgeous Jones Craft Buttons and some yummy twine (models own).    
 The 'LOVE' stamp is perfect, not just for this, but for those all important valentines cards. How many will you get ???
 I couldn't get enough of the stickers, they just transform the backing in an instant.
and the elements from the Pea Pod Parts were FAB !! Look at the heart bunting…Love it !!!
 I just used the 12" x 12" card stock sheets and cut them to fit my pockets, there's so much left over to make a mini album and cards with…Better get my finger out !!
Not the best photography skills, sorry, but I got a bit of glare off the page protectors, but you get the drift.
                          Oooh and lets not forget the Alphas…whats Project Life without Alphas.
So that's my project for the Jones Craft Design Team…You can check out their page HERE
Marion xxxx

Sunday, 5 January 2014


One of the BEST things about being on the Jones Craft Design Team is that you get to play sorry, I mean work with some rather yummy stash.
Kaisercraft is no exception, always have and always will love what KaiserCraft produce and I particularly LOVE the Art of Life Collection, it's just timeless, you just know you'll make something with this and look back on it and STILL love it :) :)
Another thing KaiserCraft have become renowned for in this industry is their Beyond the Page products, they are so well made and thought out, I love using them. So this month I worked on the Mini Cupboard with the Art of Life papers….of course !!

I also used the KaiserColour Paint in Antique White
 I always paint the edges first and then go on to paint the rest, then I covered it in some of the papers from the range.
 To make the "Knobs" I mixed up some WOW Embossing Powder and WOW Melt-It, heated it in a foil case and poured into a silicone mould, once set (approx. 1 minute) I glued a pearl to the back of them and then glued them to the front doors.
 I cut out three swirl flowers and rolled them up, made some leaves from the card stock and added some twine to give it texture, then popped a pearl in the centre of the large one.
I suppose I could have gone crazy and covered the whole thing, but I love the simplicity of this piece and above all the practicality of it.
Now…what to store in there, oh so many choices !!
Marion xx

Saturday, 28 December 2013


Bringing in the New......
Well Christmas is over and I hope you all had a fabulous one and everyone got what they wished for....
I've been VERY busy not only at home....... I felt the urge to sort....this happens to me around this time of year... Here's some before and afters..

OK... We all know it's NOT going to last, but I feel good, for now LOL !!! But this urge didn't just stay at home, oh no....the shop is getting a little TLC as well :) :)
We had 7 boxes of lushness arrive from the good ole USA before Christmas and now I need to get it out to share all the yumminess with you .....
Here's a little clue of lots of the stash we've got in.......
Elfred couldn't resist.....can you ??

See you on the 4th Jan
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Monday, 23 December 2013


NEVER just 'play' with trimmers.....ooooh Elfred !!!!

Marion xxx
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Sunday, 22 December 2013


Guess who we caught having a read of the Fabulous PaperCrafts Magazine.....good taste Elfred

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