Saturday, 24 January 2015

CHECK IT OUT....

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

Saturday, 17 January 2015

SHARING THE LOVE..

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
Hugs
Marion xxx

Monday, 5 January 2015

START AS WE MEAN TO GO ON ....

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.
Hugs
Marion xxxx

Saturday, 3 January 2015

ALL YOU NEED IS…….

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
Hugs
Marion xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

A LITTLE PROJECT LIFE INSPO....

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...
Hugs
Marion
Xxxxx


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

NO TIME...

Life is moving at such a fast pace, it seems to go faster the older you get.
So sometimes you just have to work on the quick.
My layout for the Layout A Week Blog is just that....simple but effective.
You can check it out here

There's a great little tip for all those alpha's laying around.
Hugs 
Marion xxxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

POCKET STYLE...

Here's my next monthly contribution to the fabulous Layout-A-Week blog....

















You can get all the deets HERE
Hugs
Marion xxx