Friday, 31 August 2012


Saturday 1st September is SALE DAY....Woooooo Hoooooo !!!
Come on down and grab yourself a BARGAIN
Marion xx

AH-HA !!!!!

See....... I was just checking who was looking....well done Jaki :) :) 
Here it is... hee hee
Yummy-liscious !!!
Marion xx

Thursday, 30 August 2012


Have just done a sneak peek of one of the yummy projects were going to be doing on THE Retreat, on our Facebook page, then I felt guilty in case you guys don't get to see here goes.......

Marion xxx

Marion xxx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Don't forget, this Saturday is SALE yourself an amazing 20% off everything, with the usual exceptions, you know the rules ;) 
Let's make lots of room for all the lushness hitting the shelves for our birthday event.
So come and grab yourself a bargain and stock up on all those essentials betwee 10am and 5pm
See you there :) :) 
Marion xxx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

THE Retreat.....

Well the lines went live this morning and we're already over half full....Thanks ladies :) :) 


Marion xx

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Can You RESIST it ??????

Well after a few editing problems then a wardrobe malfunction, I finally got round to re-shooting the video for this was third time lucky.... So I hope you enjoy
Marion x

Thursday, 23 August 2012


See I knew it wouldn't take long..... It's not even in Hertfordshire it's in BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - still just off the M25 and YES we did go there, but you know what it's like two blonde birds and a sat nav... we were happy !!!
Anyhoo's here's the link to it so you can see the luxury for yourselves

Marion xx


For those of you who aren't on our newsletter, this is just to be fair so that you all get a looksie....

Well we've FINALLY gone and done it !!! Booked the hotel, and it's rather LUSH, if I may say so myself !!! So if you're interested in coming to our FIRST ever retreat then read on:

* You will make a minimum of 4 LUSH projects to take home and admire
* There will be prize giveaways and LOTS of FUN
* Option to crop on the Saturday evening
* Set in a beautiful hotel in the Buckinghamshire countryside
* Easy access from the M25
* Accommodation Saturday night, please note all rooms are single occupancy
* Unlimited, tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit
* Saturday 2 course buffet lunch
* Saturday 3 course evening meal
* Sunday breakfast
* Sunday 2 course buffet lunch
* Our own dedicated craft room
* Sugar and Spice Shop (Yay) !!!
* Access to leisure facilities, includes, swimming pool and gymnasium

WHEN IS IT .......... 11th/12th May 2013
HOW MUCH IS IT..... £335.00
£50.00 non-refundable deposit reserves your space, payable at time of booking
£150.00 payable by 30th November 2012
remainder of £135.00 payable by 31st January 2013 making a total of £335.00
If you pay in FULL by 30th November 2012 you only pay an Early (Essex) Bird Balance of £245.00 making a total of £295.00

There are T's & C's to adhere to i.e. if you had to cancel there will be a cancellation fee, these will depend on the lead time given. You can transfer your place to another person, but they will have to sign the T's & C's. More on that to follow 

ALL bookings will commence on TUESDAY 28th AUGUST 2012 at 10am.
Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis - Spaces are limited.

Monday, 20 August 2012


....To book your place on Kirsty's Card Class at Sugar and Spice.
Oh my, she's just sent me through the sneaks and they look soooooo LUSH, we expect nothing less from her, the woman is a card maker extraordinaire 
Here's a few sneaks I'll share with you...

She teaches you how to get the most out of your products..... So if you want to be on one OR two of her classes (she's here ALL day) then choose either morning or afternoon OR both, as they are both different.
The morning session is 3 cards and a papercraft bag (Delicious) the afternoon session is 3 cards and a pizza box...yes you read right, this is so cute !!!
So all you need to do to grab your place is be free on SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER from 10am and then call the shop on 01268 530933 AND the best thing is they are only £15.00 per session... I know !!!!!! FAB Right !!
Marion xxx

SEW and SEW ....

This month's blog post for Fantastic Ribbons is all about sewing..... Well, you know me, any excuse to make flowers !!! So here's a gorgeous, quick and simple flower to make to embellish any of your favourite projects.
I used the 33mm wide Becky Gingham in Burgundy, you can find it HERE, it's a fab ribbon to use as it has a slight stiffness to it, that holds the "petals". The first thing you want to do is cut a petal shape from the ribbon, I cut mine freehand but you could always make a template.
Cut 5 petals then using a running stitch, stitch them all in a line leaving some thread either end.
Then pull so they all gather together and tie the ends of the threads.
For the centre I used the Satin Edge Organza, you can find it HERE, this time I did a running stitch but in a zig zag
Then, exactly the same, leave some thread either end and then pull, and again, tie off, this gives the most scrunchy flower effect, perfect for centres and the satin edge really gives it dimension.
I attached the centre to the flower using a Zot (Love, Love, Love these) 
Here's a close up, you could always build up the layers of petals. and now it's ready to embellish my mini album.
Hope that all made sense :) :) 
Marion xx

Friday, 17 August 2012


Today..... Myself and Mrs P are mainly on a road trip checking out suitable venues.
That's all ....
Marion xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012


Here's the first of the video's I did whilst in Cleveland with WOW Embossing Powder... Such lovely people

Marion xx

Thursday, 2 August 2012


Well, since I've been back from the States, the sun's shone a bit .... on and off, but that didn't put me off making a Mini Pocket Album to share in a class.
It's got so much colour and many wonderful techniques in it and you even get a yummy full set of Alphas from Clever Handmade (Heidi Grace to me and you) :) :) 
I've just put it up on the website under October Classes, so if you want to book just give us a ring.
Addi's been busy setting the table out for the Sugar and Spice Customer starts tonight at much lushness, at unbelievable prices !!!!
The Scrapbooking for Beginners Course is starting on the 8th September for 6 weeks, so places have already been taken, so if you want to get on this give us a ring
Kirsty Wiseman is gracing us with her presence on the 1st September to do some amazing card making classes .... one day ONLY...get yourself booked in NOW !!!
Oh... and a quick reminder, Nina's doing some great kids classes this holiday, mini books, canvas bags to name a few :) :) 
Right off to finish the table.
Marion xx