Friday, 30 November 2012


Just take an Embossing Folder, 2 colours of Pan Pastels, Cardstock, Seam Binding, Bling and a card blank.......

Ta Da !!!!

Thursday, 29 November 2012


They're on their way back in......AGAIN...Yay !!! We can't stop ordering these little babies.
I think it's one of the dies of the year, for me anyway, and I think all of you who got them will agree.

You can make the quickest, simplest cards for any it !!!! I know they're not going to last long again, that's why I'm giving you the heads up, as soon as they land I'll get them back up on the website :) :)
This Friday from 4pm is the Barlaylands Christmas Shopping Event, they'll be carollers, Santa, an auction, demos and LOTS, LOTS more going on. So pop on over if you're down this way
This Saturday is our FREE CLASS day, our little way of saying thank YOU for all your support, we really do appreciate it :) :)
I'm going to be showing you how to mix your own WOW Embossing Powder colour and you'll be leaving with a gorgeous little card.
We've got NEW classes for December and January up on the can check them out here......
Nina is doing a mini class on Wednesday at 11am (5th December) on Pan Pastels .... Booking is essential..... Barb is still working her magic on Friday at 11am :) :) .... And me ....... Well I'm just trying to sort out doing another video....I know what I want to do, it's just finding the time. I'll get there... Bear with !!!!
Marion xxx


Friday, 23 November 2012


Where do I begin ????? 
Well, I suppose I should start with a reminder that it's the Sugar and Spice Customer Market Event TOMORROW (Saturday24th November) this is our second event and if the first one was anything to go by it's gonna be a corker !!! 
Join us between 10am and 4pm 
There's so much yummy stash to be grabbed and sooooo much of it is BRAND NEW !!! I still remember the lady at the last one, filled three big baskets and it only came to just over £30.00 that's not bad is it !!!
Now, while you're in the shop tomorrow, you'll be in the right place at the right time, as we have the Amazing WOW Limited Edition Embossing Powder Kits BACK IN STOCK.... these were the ones we demonstrated at Ally Pally - You just LOVED them... You can view them on the website HERE
and see them in all their colour glory...but just to whet your appetite here's a little sneak ... along with some new stamp designs and re-stocks of the FABULOUS, and anyone who's used will agree with me, FABULOUS Melt-IT !!

Talking of NEW - we've got more NEW colours of the Pan Pastels in stock along with some favourites, including the kits... this stuff is sooooo addictive we just can't keep it in stock long enough to sort out a demo day - CRAZY !!!! Don't forget the Special Offer on them :) 

We've also had re-stocks of the Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle and Spray and Shine... I know, I know, it took a while, but it's there now, ready to add that little bit of shimmer and sparkle to all your gorgeous projects... Fab, for pimping up christmas tags !!!

Saturday 1st December is your chance to grab a FREE card making class, we'll be making a rather yummy card using the FAB WOW products - classes take place every hour on the hour and will last for approximately 45 minutes - I believe the morning slots are all full now, but if you fancy an afternoon visit just call the shop on 01268 530933 and book your FREE space.

Right i'm off to shoot a video !!

Marion xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


This month for Fantastic Ribbons we were asked to do something re: Christmas Home Decor.....and....well...OK this may not be exactly home decor, but it is decorative and in my I thought it counts !!!

Every Christmas I promise myself I'm going to get organised, but with a hefty work load and my brain just not what it used to be, I'm finding myself writing things down more - So, what could be nicer than jotting down all my christmas notes, recipes and tips in this gorgeous little note pad and furthermore with all those yummy ribbons hanging off of it, I'm going to find it easily, The photo's not brill (sorry Kirsty) but if you look closely you can see that I've taken a length of ribbon and about a third up folded it back on itself to make a loop, this gives it a nice bit of dimension, layer each piece up and there you have it....Now to fill in my first page.

Marion xxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012


That title above should be my middle name.... even if I try and go grungy, I just can't do it. so I'll stick to what I love :) :) 
This card can work for so many occasions,  and these are the sort I like to have a stock pile of, ready to whip one out when need be.

The technique is simple the WOW Embossing Powders are effective.
Take 2 pieces of square white card, one smaller than the other, it's up to you what size you want to do this. and attach the smaller one on top of the larger one with repo adhesive, ink up your WOW Brocade Clear Stamp using Versamark Ink (other inks are available, but we LOVE this one) !! keeping your stamp on the table facing up, lay your card on top of the stamp and rub all over the back of the card to transfer the ink, then using the NEW WOW Caribbean Jewels Embossing Glitter Kit (available at Sugar and Spice NOW !!!!) pinch and sprinkle one colour over the stamped design, shake off, then taking another colour from the set pour all over and shake off, take cardstock apart and then heat set. Don't worry if it didn't go all the way to the inner edge on the larger piece as the mounting covers this.
Talking of mounting, mount up on your chosen colour card stock. then taking some seam binding wrap around the smaller piece and tie a bow. Add a WOW embossed embellishment, stick it all together on a card blank and there you have it !!

Here's a video tutorial on making the gorgeous WOW Embellishments

Marion xx

Monday, 12 November 2012


Whilst I have been missing, off this blog anyway, I've certainly been in action !!!
For the last 5 days I've been away with the team from WOW Embossing Powder, at the NEC in Birmingham, teaching, demoing and generally chatting away to their customers for's all been good fun, tiring but really enjoyable at the same time.

Here's two of the cards I designed for the classes

This one was showing how to mix your own colour embossing powder and make embellies with the fabulous Melt-IT.

Here, we embossed over embossing over embossing and then made more little embellies, again with the Melt-IT...
the classes were so successful we sold out of some product so I had to quickly (and I mean quickly) do a new design for the last day...keeps me on me toes !!!
Next year we definitely need a bigger classroom !!!

It was great to see so many of you there and thanks for not only supporting me at Sugar and Spice but also in my role for WOW

Marion xxx

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