Friday, 30 March 2012

INSPIRATION...

That's what I get when I'm surrounded but lush products along with being away with some great girls on the WOW Design Team.
Sue O'Connell opened me up to her "Life Stones" I just loved them and Rachel Walker showed me the way with moulds...so what did I do ? I went ahead and purchased some YUMMY and I mean YUMMY MOULDS for the shop...you can virtually stroke them HERE !!! add that to the wonderful WOW Embossing Powders and our NEW GORGEOUS GATHERED TULLE, which you can find HERE....Incidentally :) :) :) and you can make this stunning creation in no time....
Wear it as a badge, a fascinator, in your hair or as a good old fashioned embellie !!!
It had to be quick to make as we had all the NEW goodies from CHA arrive and Adrienne worked like a loon to get it checked and priced...Way to go Addi !!!!!
Anyhoo's making lots of yummy little flowers for another project now.
Enjoy the sunshine :) :) :)
Hugs
Marion xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

LIFE STONES TUTORIAL

OK...It's a real bodge job, as I had to quickly knock it out and I apologise for the close ups on the "Stones" I forgot I didn't have Macro on .. Hey Ho... But nevertheless here's the tutorial on the "LIFE STONES" A big THANK YOU to Sue O'Connell who introduced me to these...She's FAB !!
Hugs
Marion xx

Monday, 26 March 2012

2 WEEKS......

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last blog post #hangsheadinshame !!!
But I have had a bit of an excuse... I've been away working for WOW Embossing Powders at the NEC in Birmingham these last 5 days, now I'm not going to say it wasn't hard work, BUT...we do have so much fun and this time I got to meet so many of the WOW Design Team, they've seriously done some stunning projects !!
It was 4 days of full on classes, with lots of help from Neil, Rachel, Nicki and Tania... thanks guys :) :) :)
One of the classes we had some deaf ladies, who were such a delight, whilst we were teaching them the skills of embossing they were teaching us sign language..here's Mary and her friend showing off the wonderful card they made

 If any of you who took the classes are reading this...THANK YOU.....You were all amazing !!!
Now let me introduce you to the gorgeous and seriously talented Rachel, what this girl can't do with Ultra High is nobody's business !!
 If you live in the Birmingham area, tell your local craft store they NEED her to come and demo WOW Powders - She's FAB !!!
And this is Sue, well Sue's hand actually, she's very shy LOL !! She introduced me to her "Life Stones", she is soooooo talented, they both put me to shame really !! So seeing as I hadn't had enough of embossing powders I decided to try my first "Life Stone" ... now it's nowhere nearly as good as Sue's and those of you that know me, know I'm more about the clean lines and not grunge so I tried to make a pretty one....
I'm actually quite pleased with it, but I'll let Sue be the judge of that !!!
Anyhoo's tomorrow is back to my "real" job, and it's really exciting as I've just been informed all my stash from CHA is landing at Heathrow tonight.... just in time for Ally Pally TOOT TOOT !!!!
PLUS...I've another lot of super duper Mashed Potatoes about to drop through the door .... WINK WINK ;) ;)
Managed to steal a couple of mins in the garden today..... absolutely gorgeous..lets hope it lasts
Hugs
Marion xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

RUFFLES...

This month for FANTASTIC RIBBONS it's all about RUFFLES...
Now, what can be better than Grosgrain ribbon ????? POLKADOT GROSGRAIN !!!! I love it !!!
Here I've used the Polkadot Grosgrain in red with white dots and cream with red dots.
Take a length and do a running stitch along one edge, keep it close to the edge !, do this on both ribbons
I then die cut a piece of Kraft card stock, laid a doily on it and gave it a light spritz with Shimmerz, just to give it a bit of "texture" and stamped a sentiment on. Attach this to the front of your card. Using a strong double sided tape attach the ribbons to the card stock

Then taking some twine, wrap this around the card tying off at the front, this takes the eye away from the join of the ribbons !

I then took a couple of buttons, and tied them together with more twine...Love Twine !!! Keith.... we NEED twine, if you're reading this !!! and finished off with a bow, glue this to the ribbons, using Glossy Accents and "popped" a couple of hat pins in to finish it off !!

Hugs
Marion xx

Friday, 9 March 2012

SNEAK PEEKS ......

For the Celebrations Show on Monday at 2pm......If you're planning a wedding, engagement, anniversary party or just a good old knees up and want some inspo then tune in to QVC. Sandie, Caroline and myself have worked so hard to bring you some great ideas.
Don't worry if you're not planning a do, if you're a crafter you won't want to miss this show as there are some gorgeous products...the bling...oh the bling, this is going to fly, I just know it, and if it doesn't then I'll just take them ALL home ...MWAHHHHH !!!
I've got a set of three of my new stamp designs premiering, I feel like I've been waiting for these forever :) :), there's ribbon sliders, and ribbons (of course) where would the sliders be without the ribbons LOL !!!
So here's a few sneaks, got to apologise for the ribbon looking a bit tatty on one of them, I hadn't trimmed it up. #holds hand out for a smack !!! Shame on me....just keeping it real !!!




Hugs
Marion xx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

LUSH, LUSH and MORE LUSH !!!!!

We want to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of you who got some real bargains in our super duper paper sale... We sold out of so many lines, but........  we want you to............
As right at this moment Nina is filling up the shelves with lots of new yummy scrummy papers...Just for you.

We've got Best Creations, LYB, Simple Stories...Oh my the Simple Stories is absolutely yummy, Ruby Rocket, Peppbles Inc and Kaiser to name a few. We've got some great destination papers....Have you been to Niagra Falls ??? Then we've got a paper for that !!!!
Im getting really excited as the Celebration Show on QVC is taking place on Monday 12th March at 2pm, now don't think "I've got nothing to celebrate" if you're a crafter then this show is for you...we've got some amazing products that you're simply going to LOVE and some super duper samples to inspire you with, so join me if you can :)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

WOW......

What a response !!!!
First off, thank you so much to ALL of you that entered, thankfully no-one embossed a penguin but some of you sure have embossed some weird things, especially windows, I'm thinking you threw it at the window and caught it underneath... one to try !!!
The response was so high I asked the nice guys at WOW if they would donate 2 prizes and they said..................................................................................................................................................................YES !!!
So, drum roll please ... the 2 winners are .....
CRAFTYCHRIS
and
JOYCE
If you lucky ladies can send me your addresses that would be great and we can get the goodies off to you.
Once again... THANK YOU
Hugs
Marion xx