Saturday, 29 December 2012

MIA.....

That's what it feels like.....I've completely switched off this crimbo and totally had fun and relaxed along with sorting and clearing...with the exception of my craft room....that's going to take far too long... And yes I know I have a shop for of craft, but I do also have a little private haven in my home....I know, I'm greedy :) :)

I hope you all had a gorgeous and memorable Christmas.

I'll be starting the New Year off with a little video tutorial (watch this space), but to keep you going, here's a little taster of what Nina has to offer on one of her Wednesday classes in January....



A neat little trick using the Distress Stains.

Happy New Year EVERYONE

Hugs
Marion xxxx


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Sunday, 23 December 2012

CUSTOMER INSPIRATION.....

Here's a small selection of some of the beautiful cards and gifts that some of our customers made us.



The rest have been hung by the chimney with care.....did you see what I did there LOL !!! And now these are going to take their rightful place

So for the last time before Christmas, as I'm busy baking...I know !!!! Baking !!!! Wonders never cease (I'll probably post my efforts on the Facebook page, if you've not already 'liked' us, pop on over ..... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugar-and-Spice-Crafts/162543113808241?ref=hl and give us a click.)

So without further ado ....... All of us at Sugar and Spice would like to wish you .......

ALL A VERY MERRRRRRRY CHRISTMAS.....HO HO HO !!!!

Big Christmassy hugs
Marion xxx


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Thursday, 20 December 2012

JUST WHAT YOU ASKED FOR ....

Remember this.....
Well, I had so many emails asking to explain how it was made...so what did I do ???? I only went and made you a video...TA DA !!!


Enjoy

Hugs
Marion xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

BELIEVE .....


When you need a card in a hurry, this is your one...
It's one of my favourite designs, I first did this card a few years ago, but without embossing powder, now I ONLY do it with embossing powder, it really makes it POP !!!
All you need is the following:-

5" square card
Scrap card for the baubles and sentiment
Ribbon
and not forgetting your fabulous Blizzard and Collage stamps

Ink up your Blizzard Stamp and on a scrap piece of card stamp the design, then using your two favourite colours out of the Limited Edition Set, sprinkle the two colours over the design, shake off the excess and heat set.


From this, punch out two circles. These can then be mounted on the card front, add a bit of thin ribbon, then take two bits of ribbon and tie a knot and stick this just above the bauble.

Stamp the word believe from the Collage set and cut into a banner, cut a larger banner and emboss this, mount the sentiment on top and add to the card. and that's it, a simple little last minute card to make ...


Hugs
Marion xxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

SAMPLE SALE...

The Sugar and Spice fabulous Sample Sale Event starts TODAY.....Come and grab yourself a handmade bargain and pretend you made it...;) ;) we won't tell xxx



Fabulous samples at amazing prices !!
Hugs
Marion xxx


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Monday, 10 December 2012

WIRED ????? OH YES !!!! ....

Ribbon... I'm talking about ! Its funny as when I serve people in the shop and the unknowingly pick out a wired ribbon their initial response is "ooo no, I don't want wired" but when I tell them that wired is better than unwired and the benefits of it, they quickly change their minds, you see it's like getting two for the price of one !!! and who can resist that ???
So when i got sent a couple of wired ribbons from Fantastic Ribbons for this months project, I knew I wanted to use it in it's wired form. We were asked to do wrapping, and after beating out tunes and doing some lyrics, I realised that it was wrapping with ribbon...Of Course DUH !!!!! 
So I set my mind to work and thought about gift giving and one of the nicest gifts to receive is one thats wrapped beautifully, so much so that it's part of the present.
So I took a plain candle and wrapped it in the wide snowflake ribbon, leaving plenty at the top to fold over and make loops with, next I used the 15mm Blue Wired Edge ribbon to, first, tie a bow at the front, then cutting a length, I pulled out one of the wires, took the other end with the wire still attached, hooked it over (so as it doesn't come all the way through) and pulled till I got a gathered flower, popped a diamond in the centre and stuck it to the snowflake ribbon....

I just love the way you can manipulate it and get it to do exactly what YOU want.

And there you have it. a simple gift, perfectly wrapped ready to give...unless you want to keep it for yourself of course ;) 

Hugs
Marion xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

VIDEO TUTORIAL...

Yes, another one....I'm cooking on gas lately :) :) 
This one shows you how to mix your WOW Embossing Powders to create your own colour.


Have fun

Hugs
Marion xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

OH CHRISTMAS TREE.......

It all started with a vintage cotton reel.....



Some strips of Pink Paisley Christmas Paper, a scoreboard (gotta love the Martha) a glue gun, a hat pin, some Crafters Companion Sparkle Spray and oh... let's not forget the Glamour Dust !!!

Then, most importantly, you take one friend called Helen, who helps you no end and you cut the cardstock into strips from 1/2" wide going up in 1/4" increments to 2.5" score them, stick them together to form a circle, pile them on top of each other, stick it on the cotton reel, all the time using your trusty glue gun, pop a hat pin in the top, then spray with the Sparkle and add Glamour Dust......and there you have it, the perfect little centre piece, in fact you could do baby ones and pop a tag with people's names on them and have them as place settings !!!

After this one was complete we knocked up another one for Helen, this time using a little round paper mâché box for the tree to sit on, now she can pop a little pressie inside the box for her guests. Mmmmm, that gives me an idea !!!

I'm really feeling the love on this quick little project, so think I'll make more.

Hugs
Marion xxx





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