Wednesday, 27 August 2014


After watching a fabbi video from Heidi Swapp, I just had to have a little play....

So I got me some high quality watercolour paper, die cut it using my Project Life Die and then added another little bit of die cutting, using the fabbi Text die from this lot. Can't decide which one's my favourite, I love them all....

Then I simply got a selection of gorgeous Heidi Swapp Color Shine bottles, gave them a little stroke then spritzed them on the card, I also spritzed the flowers, to bring the colour in.


As I had used the text die 'happy' I stamped 'birthday' underneath from this little set


Thursday, 21 August 2014


It's this years most exciting calendar event...and it's happening soon, and we have 20 free entry only tickets up for grabs. So for your chance to win, all you have to do is make a purchase either on line or in the shop (min spend £5) and you'll receive a raffle ticket and be entered in to our draw. It's as simple as that !!!!

***One raffle ticket per person per day***

***Closing date is 28th August ****


We've been VERY busy making some fabulous exclusive kits for this show , you'll be able to find us in the East Tent stand A71. Don't forget to stop by and check out all our goodies, we'll also be demoing and doing make and takes on our stand, we just know you're going to love it !!!

Look at this little beauty we've just designed for it :)


Wednesday, 20 August 2014


There's no denying it, my life is mega busy at the mo, I only get one day off a week...c'mon let's hear it...arhhhhhh :) :) 

Since getting this one day off, I've been spending it catching up with friends and just, well, enjoying myself :) :) 
This Monday was no exception, to celebrate the lovely Suzanne's birthday we took a trip to London, had a bit of pampering and shopping in the wonderful Jo Malone's
I thoroughly recommend it !!! 

We had a lovely lunch at the Royal Exchange and then walked, yes walked, we really needed to burn lunch off, to the Tower of London.........and WOW what a sight.
The Sea of Poppies (don't know if that's it's correct title, but that what I've called it) was a STUNNING sight to see..
Not the best pic here, but if you look closely you can see it coming out of the wall above !!
Here they meander around the Tower
And this is the other side and they've mapped out further round ready for more !!!

I've been up to London a few times in the last month or so and it makes me ask the question....why don't I go there more often, it's such a beautiful city and so until my next adventure !!!
I've been busy designing classes...more Project Life, perfect for beginners and advanced alike, along with good old 12" x 12" scrapbooking, you can check out the offerings HERE, I'm also adding a couple of fabulous classes that Nina's doing today to the list, we even have a brand new style class on a Sunday where you make a page in the morning then you have an option to stay the rest of the day and crop (posh word for play) LOL !!
Just to remind you all, we will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday
So we hope you have a fun filled day with your family and loved ones :) :) normal business will resume on Tuesday :) :) 

Have you seen all our new yummies recently arrived ? No !!! Then what are you waiting for, pop on in 
Marion xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


I've just recently created a project exclusively for The Paper Crafters Library out in Canada, using the fabbi WOW Embossing Powders.

If you'd like a step by step tutorial, just click HERE
Enjoy :) :)
Marion xxx

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Friday, 15 August 2014


My second post for the Jones Design Team this month is using the Kaiser Craft Mix & Match...Again...just love this collection...
After that post we had a few of you in buying the collection, so what did you make with yours ? Here's a quick, and I mean quick layout. It's so simple and easy to work with.
Now, being a mother of two boys I don't get many opportunities to use girly papers etc. But this range lends itself to masculine so well. and as I like to "pretty" things up I decided to punch out some butterflies, my boys won't mind, they're cool like that :) :) :)
So just cut a few strips and banners and punch out a few shapes, et Voila !!!
Marion xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

ORRRF WE GO.......

I was all posh on Tuesday, well, OK, I wasn't, but I did get invited to the Pinterest coffee morning in London.
And I must say, it was fabulous, I learnt so much, had lots of fun and spent the day with two lovely ladies....oh yeah and had a cream tea just to top the day off !!
The coffee morning was held at the fabulous Hospital Club in Endell Street, that, up until 1981, it was a maternity hospital and now it's a private members club for the creative arts. There was some amazing wallpaper in one of the loo's but I can't put it on here as I know we have some young readers, so you'll have to ask to look next time you're in the shop !!!
Paula Poston and Julie Hickey were my London buddies, and we popped into Covent Garden and had a lovely lunch, in a French restaurant served by a Spanish man...
So it was American burgers and chunky chips all round LOL !!!
Julie broke her glasses and looked a little squiffy ( her words) but she still looks gorge to us!!!!
We enjoyed a little retail therapy, said goodbye to Julie and as we were walking back to the tube, we happened upon the Aveda salon and tea room, so got a little light refreshment along with a MAHOOSIVE scone, cream and jam...
And that was the end of our wonderful day out in London :) :) Thank you Pinterest and The Handmade Fair
Pssst.....did you know that you can now get entry only tickets for the HMF if you don't want a workshop, make and take and talky thingy....check them out HERE
The excitement continues though as Christmas has started to arrived at Sugar and Spice
We've just got some lovely little bits in along with a fabulous 180 sheet pad, with THE MOST GORGEOUS papers in, but hurry we don't have many !!!
Then I got even more excited (those of you who know me and my love of pocket scrapbooking will understand this) .....
Ahem.....need I say more !!!
Oh yeah and I've added some more pocket scrapbooking (project life) and regular scrapbooking classes, although there's nothing regular about this page to the class lists....go take a PEEK
Right, I think I've said enough for now. Apart from thank you for supporting your local independent retailer, wherever they may be, I'm on my own little mission here, but I can't do it without THANK YOU
Marion xxxxx
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Friday, 8 August 2014


I'm in luuuuurve with this Collection from Kaisercraft.

Is it because it combines three of my favourite colours to work with, black, white and kraft, or is it just because Mix & Match makes it so easy to put things together, both of the above really :) :)

Then there's the added bonus of mini hexagons....cute !!!!

Plus little white hearts....adorable !!!!

And let's not overlook the gorgeous 'right now' !!!

Along with a few paper blooms from Kaisercraft, you can't go wrong !!
Marion xxxx
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