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RIBBET, RIBBET, RIBBET......

What's that noise? I hear you say. Well, it's the calling sound of BANANA FROG...
Yes we've finally pinned her down and she's coming here to TEACH you ALL DAY (if you're lucky enough to get a place)
Here's what you need to know:-
YOU'LL BE MAKING A MINI INTERACTIVE ALBUM AND LAYOUT WITH BEV FROM BANANA FROG.....

THE TIME: 10AM - 4PM
THE PLACE: SUGAR AND SPICE
THE DATE: SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 2009
THE COST: £45.00
THE BENEFITS: YOU GET A LARGE SET OF THE NEW BANANA FROG CLEAR STAMPS...TO KEEP, A BAG OF STICKY STUFF... TO KEEP, AN INK PAD... TO KEEP, PLUS A GREAT GIVEAWAY.

IN FACT IT'S GOING TO BE BANANATASTIC!!!

PLACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY

WE SHOULD HAVE A SNEAKY PEAK FOR YOU SOON

We would advise that you either bring a lunch with you or grab something
from the Hive (on site)
We will be supplying refreshments (free, of course)
Classes must be paid for at time of booking, should you have to cancel, if yo do so with 72 hours a full refund will be giv…

YOU! have a story to tell :D

I just wanted to stop by and tell you about my class at the end of June, yes we are nearly in June ;) It's on Sunday the 28th of June and starts at 10am. It runs all day long!! What better to do with your Sunday than to spend it at Sugar and Spice. Anyhoo, in the morning we will be making a mini book to keep a record of your memories you want to scrap and in the afternoon a LO which will use some of the journalling techniques we'll be talking about.
The whole day is revolving around journalling and how YOU have a story to tell in your scrapping and mini books. The day also comes along with a handout which gives heaps of ideas for journalling; ideas to get you writing, different ways of writing and how to incorporate journalling on your LOs. We'll also pass around some examples too to get your juices flowing!
It's also a great class if you're stuck in the rut of just scrapping birthdays, Christmases and all those 'typical' scrap pages... this one will really g…

WANT TO SNAG MY BLINKIE???

If you would like to add my blinkie to your blog all you have to do is this :-
To easily add my blinkie (with a link to my blog) to your blog, just go to your blog, and Select LAYOUT, then choose PAGE ELEMENTS. From there select ADD A GADGET. Add HTML/JavaScript, then input the following code:
<a href="http://sugarandspicecrafts.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img border="0" alt="SUGAR AND SPICE CRAFTS" src="http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/MemoryKeepersphotos/AnimationSugarSpiceBlinkie.gif
" ></a>Thanks xxx

WETHER THE WEATHER BE HOT.....

Or wether the weather be cold, we've got something to brighten your day...it may be a bit dull and GREY out there at the mo.....

Soooo, how about a splash of COLOUR and FUN....

These are sure to BRIGHTEN your day, as well as your layouts.

Now as some of you know my "BABY" has grown up and it was his Prom on Saturday night (Luke's the one on the right)

He had a fantastic night returning home at 4.45 AM, quite sober, I might add !!!
I would like to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the twelve lovely ladies I was teaching on Saturday (all day, poor souls)!!!, I started the class off with an apology, that I was going to have to leave early, and that hopefully we would all finish the class together....well, work they did, like the clappers!!! THANK YOU, it meant I was able to stay with you 'till the end AND be with Luke for his photo's.
Talking of classes.....Polly has now released her all day journalling and layout class and oh boy! it's a good 'un. check out the 2…

MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS.....

With the help of a lovely lady in the States (check out her BLOG HERE) I've been shown how to get a subscriber button going - so you never miss another post, all you have to do is enter your E-Mail address and hit the subscribe button.
We are still doing the monthly prize draw for BLOG FOLLOWER OF THE MONTH, so, to be in with a chance of winning some lovely stash just click on "Follow This Blog" link. Remember, SUBSCRIBING to the BLOG isn't FOLLOWING and FOLLOWING the BLOG isn't SUBSCRIBING you should do BOTH.
We've got SO MUCH planned for the BLOG with regular tutorials, challenges and inspiration from us and our NEW DESIGN TEAM. Talking of The Design Team.....
The Design Team Call closes on Friday, so there's still time to get your designs in, all you need to do is send us one layout, one card and one other project of your choice, don't forget IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE NEW WORK you can use existing projects as long as they have stamping on them and the…

NEED TO MAKE A QUICKIE ...

No....it's not the newest card on here, but I have had requests to show it again.
It's such a simple card to make ..... So, here goes...

You'll need:- white square card, patterned background paper, large fabric flower, some gorgeous ribbon, ink, plain Bazzill cardstock for stamping on and of course the "Build a Flower" stamps from Personal Impressions...All of which are available from Sugar and Spice Crafts

Cut background paper to card size, attach ribbon making a tie closure at the front, attach large flower using DST, stamp out desired "petals" and centre of your choice on plain cardstock, cut these out, remember...when cutting out stamped images always leave a border between stamped image and finished cut. Attach "petals" to the back of the stamped centre and attach all to the fabric flower. ...And there you go ....a quick, simple and effective card.

Oh ... THOSE LAZY, HAZY, DAYS OF SUMMER....

What a gorgeous day it was today. My lovely mum gave me the day off today and as Ricky was off as well, we decided to take Tyson (our chocolate labrador) to Thorndon Country Park, and lovely it was too, that was until Ty decided to get in the water with the ducks, not realising there was quite a steep ledge and he couldn't get out...

I must be wicked as I asked Rick to wait on his rescue until I'd taken a shot ...A true scrapper I'd say!!!

....And rescue him he did, at which point he called to me to get out of the way, as what do dogs do on exit from water....that's right ...SHAKE !!! and boy did he SHAKE, we were covered in dirty muddy water!! He soon got over his little trauma and was off running around like a looney...

Does this take you back to your childhood...days of just playing in the fields for hours, while mum was cooking the dinner, and there we were checking if we liked butter or not....BUTTERCUPS...don't you just love them !!

Today was also the end of an e…

GOING.....GOING....GONE!!!

Going...

Going...

Gone !!!

If you are one of the lucky ones to be on Nina's Off The Page Course, then you'll know all about these little BEAUTIES......
Oh boy!!! What can I say apart from THANKS MOMMA MUFF - You're a legend - cake baker extraordinaire, Muff Queen and sooper dooper lemon meringue mini pie maker. Mmmmmm...
If you're not lucky enough to be on the course.... never mind!!! Take it from me, they're GOOD!!!
For those of you across the miles, we've finally got round to adding our ribbon bundles to the website - you can check them out HERE. Along with a few other GOODIES - Sorry if you're trying to be good !!!

SUNDAY MORNING QUICKIE....

Here's a nice little easy one for you this Sunday...

Stamp out your title (I used Banana Frog Pharmacy Large), Cut two circles from co-ordinating cardstock, keeping with a green theme, I used Olive Vine Glimmer Mist on the Twiddleybitz chipboard flourishes. Cut out your stamped letters and arrange, Place flowers around smaller circle (I put diamontes in the centre of each one) I also hand drew "little stitches" around the large circle. I used the wonderful "Collal" glue to stick down the chipboard - it's super!!! Attach your photos and lastly stamp a journalling block in the corner, again BF. and there you go a very quick and easy layout. Now go play, as it looks like it's going to rain all day.....

FAIRYPANTS.....

Don't you just love it when MEN get in touch with their SCRAPPING side....This is STEVE the delightful other half of Louise, aka FAIRYQUEEN. Steve announced to us that he knows all there is to know about Scrapping and UKS - so...... He's got himself a username and he is now going to be known as FAIRYPANTS. We think he's LEGEND!!!!

So come on all you closet scrappers, show us what you've got....We're waiting!!!! and Hey Steve....Welcome to OUR world.

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.....

So much to say in this one.....Here goes....
Thanks to everyone who has told us how much they enjoyed the previous blog "Sharing is Fun" it seems you all LOVED the LINK...more WILL be coming your way - just keep following the blog !!
Just take a little looksey at this..

Isn't it just the cutest little BUTTON TREE you ever did see.... and it's all THANKS to the wonderful MHAIRI who now lives up in Bonnie Scotland. She's used the Scallop Circle Punch as a base for the buttons, threaded wire through the buttons and made that the stem as well. Popped it all into a little green pot, added some paper strips and VOILA!!! You can see it in all it's glory at the shop NOW along side the card she made us - that's just DELICIOUS (there's a hint), she's truly inspirational, YAY for MHAIRI xxxx
For the last few weeks now we've been adding more and more and more stock to the website, Yay! I hear you out of towners cry!! Nina's been busy, busy, busy adding, …

SHARING IS FUN .....

Hi, things have been a bit manic these last few days and it was requested that while she enjoyed reading what's new on the blog KAY (Yes, that's you KAY)!! wanted to see picci's of all the NEW STUFF - but I'm sorry I just haven't had time - BUT I think I've gone one better and I'd like to SHARE this with you - Click here to viewand YES, we have all the Mega Masks and Invisibles IN STOCK NOW.....Enjoy xx

OH...HAPPY DAYS.....

After an absolutely wonderful but shattering long weekend in the shop, I turned up on Tuesday with little flutterings going on.....this was the day that all the
NEW GOODIES
were arriving, and arrive they did, right in the middle of a meeting, with a lovely lady called Helen (sorry Helen)!!!, it was the first time she'd met me and Nina and at the sound of the knock on the back door, Nina jumps up, squeals, claps hands and gets rather excited, as did I, although I did try to stay a bit more professional about it (Oh alright I didn't)!! But I did jump up and promptly make the guy a cup of tea...well you have to look after these men, don't you.
So the last two days have been hard work, getting it all checked, priced and on display, and that we did, boy, we're getting good at these impossipuzzles :)
So what do we have.....Well there's the rather lush goodies from Heidi Swapp, I had a quick play today with the Invisibles and Mega Masks....well one has to try the products d…

WHAT A LOVELY DAY......

Today I taught for the first time in what seemed like absolutely ages.
We made this lovely Mini Tag Album, full of summer colours and just absolutely gorgeous, it was perfect as the sun was shining and the music was playing from the live bands on the green at the front of the shop, we had a real giggle in the class, obviously it wasn't me that was doing all the talking, that would be Janet and Sara, I just did a LOT of laughing, at the end of the class we all felt like we'd had a face lift - ha, who needs Botox !!! Nina worked like a looney this afternoon, where did all those people come from ?? well done hun!!!After having such a great day today, I'm really looking forward to the rest of the weekend, I hope the woman who was still singing at 6 o'clock this evening over there is back again tomorrow, she was really good!!
I've got a really BUSY week ahead, Tuesday we take delivery of the new stuff from the States, Oh boy I don't know if I can wait that long, then …

GIVING BIRTH.....

There's so many new things about to take place at SUGAR AND SPICE....Here's just one.
Sixteen years ago today I gave birth to my last little baby, so feeling broodie, but not wanting to have to change nappies and get woken up at stupid O'clock in the morning, I'm having a baby of different sorts - this time it's THE SUGAR AND SPICE DESIGN TEAM, hopefully there'll be multiple births. It's always nerve racking to release something like this as in the back of your mind your always thinking "Say no-one enters".
For those of you who do want to enter, just scroll down and you can find all the details you need, if anyone has any questions or submissions please send them to us at sugarandspicedesignteam@yahoo.co.uk
I haven't forgotten that it's the first of the month (how could I) ???? and YES a WINNER of the BLOG FOLLOWER kind has been picked and this month it's............mhairihastings, Yay !!! CONGRATS !! Just e mail me your address and some …