Monday, 20 August 2012

THE RACE IS ON.....

....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 !!
Hugs
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 :) :) 
Hugs
Marion xx