Friday, 20 February 2015


So, February saw the release (well nearly released - pre-order really) of 9 NEW Marion Emberson Design Stamp Sets... Whoop Whoop !!!
I got sent 4 out of the 9 to 'play' with, and play we did....I say we, as I had some great girls in that day and they got their mojo flowing and come up with some great samples to be displayed on the Personal Impressions stand at the CHSI trade show !!
They're not only FAB for card making but PERFECT for Pocket Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Projects.
So here's all the 9 designs followed by some samples. I can't wait to get my hands on the other 5 designs to make more samples up brain is overflowing !!!

 Card designed by Kathryn Vandal Halford
 Card designed by Amanda Freestone
 Card designed by Marion Emberson
Card designed by Marion Emberson
Card designed by Marion Emberson 
Card designed by Marion Emberson 
Card designed by Nina Burgess 
Card designed by Marion Emberson
Hope you enjoy them, we are taking Pre-Orders NOW, and they should be arriving just after 12th March
Marion xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

LOAW -Going Green

For this months blog post for the fabbi Layout A Week over in the States, I've decided to go a little green and slightly vintage, whilst still adding some of my favourite techniques....
You can get all the deets on how to create this layout HERE 
Happy creating !!!
Marion xxx

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Over on the LOAW Blog I'm sharing my love of hexagons...
Go take a peek.....
It's simple but effective !!!
Marion xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2015


So, it was cold, sunny, grey and bright today. A real mix, and it was that mix that inspired me to have a little PaperArtsy fun.
Working on a watercolour card, I mixed up a couple of gorgeous PaperArtsy colours and topped it off with a stencil and their fabulous Metallic Glaze..
So, what are you waiting for....go grab your paints
Marion xxx

Monday, 5 January 2015


Apart from relaxing, chilling, shopping, eating, drinking and making,I've made a resolution this holiday season to do lots more videos and classes, some will be on-line classes with downloadable step by step PDF's, some will be tutorials on You Tube, so to make sure you don't miss any, make sure you subscribe to 'Marion Emberson' or Sugar and Spice Crafts on You Tube, it's also a good idea to make sure you're signed up to our newsletter on the website so you don't miss any news like the sale below !!!
To give you a little taste, here's my first video of 2015...

The shop opens back up on Tuesday 6th at 10am, so we can prepare it for THE SALE !!! Whoa....hang on a minute, did I just say SALE ? Why yes, I did :) :) 
It starts Wednesday 7th at 10am and goes through to Sunday 11th and you can save a whopping 25% off everything that's not already on special, or magazines, or classes, or special orders.
So pop on down and grab a bargain, stock up on all your essentials and load up on some of the best papers in the area, so we're told...thank you people. :) :) 
If you don't live local, then don't worry we're doing it on the website also, just put in the code 'HAPPY JANUARY' we'll do our best to keep it updated, but can't guarantee !!!
It'll be great to see you all back at Sugar and Spice and we look forward to serving you in 2015.
Marion xxxx

Saturday, 3 January 2015


Webster's Pages, seriously, I'm so lucky to get to play with these GORGEOUS papers for the Jones Design Team.
What better way to start the New Year !!!

Using some paint just give it a quick stroke OR four !!
 Sometimes you see one of the papers in the collection, that isn't going with your layout but the colour within it is perfect, so I used this to cut out my title
Take a dye based spritzer and give it a little flickage to add "drops" 
 next, take a glue pen and add some glitter

 to give a little depth, layer up a doily
 Don't forget to glitter up the elements on the design, they've done all the hard work for you all you have to do emphasise it.
 Add a few more die cut bits and you're done, you really don't have to do a lot as the papers do it for you !!

Happy New Year everyone
Marion xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014


My post for the Jones Design Team for November is rather late....Yes, I did say November, you see I had to wait for the fabulous Captued Moments Right Now Cards from Kaisercraft....but the wait was worth it....they're gorgeous and so versatile !!!!
The thing I love about Kaisercraft is their packs are sold in 6" x 4" or 3" x 4", just fab if you run out of one size, you don't have to buy a mixed pack and can get just the size you need.
Project Life or should I say Pocket Scrapbookng.....doesn't have to be flat and it doesn't have to take hours, you can knock up a layout in no time with a page protector, a few cards and a few embellies. The tip I want to give you in this one, is DONT worry if your photo is wider than the pocket, just look for a place to cut it and you can split it between pockets. All you have to do is take two cards and pop a bit of washi on the back to hold them together.
Next, flip them over and adhere your photo on the cards, making sure you're not going to cut through people.
Flip back over and cut between the cards 
Why not use one of the cards to make a pocket, just cut a third off and punch a half circle in the top and adhere round the sides leaving the top open. Pop a photo on and insert, this is great for when you want to do a bit of secret journalling.
Next just add a few embellies and don't forget to use the Kaisercraft Collectables die cut shapes, these are great little additions.

It doesn't have to be loads, in fact this is very 'light' for me .... But it works.
So if you feel the urge over the holidays you can get the cards HERE along with lots of other Pocket Scrapbooking stash and create till your heart's content.
Have a Fabbi Christmas everyone and THANK YOU for all your support in 2014, it truly is appreciated. See you in 2015 with LOTS more inspo...