Monday, 15 June 2015

I PROMISE TO......

Well, it's the LAST week of trading from our Barleylands shop, after 12 years we're closing our lovely wooden doors.....but new ones are opening...more deets will follow in time, nudge, nudge, wink, wink !!!
If you can join us on Sunday 21st June we're having a leaving party...Prosecco and cupcakes all round...and a few sausage rolls to make my mum happy !!! We'll be there from 10am - 4pm, but don't worry you can still get our gorgeous goodies from HEREhttp://sugarandspicecrafts.co.uk/collections/new-in. Including the brand NEW WOW! Embossing Powder colours, stamps and moulds...they're gorgeous....here's a little sneak of the Flights of Fancy Stamps and a couple of the colours...SWOOOOOON !!!!
I'm so aware that working from home will be sooooooo different, and I know I'm going to have to be so organised....tips on a postcard please. But I'm working on it.
My first thing is to get the website upto date with product...so many have been coming in the shop and grabbing their last bits, so I NEED to get organised there and ADD loads more...toot toot !!
Then, after talking to some of my lovely customers (you know who you are) I've decided to do a challenge blog once a month, more deets will follow, but it will show me what you love doing, after all, you're all just looking at my creations, this will be my turn to see yours and get others looking at your work too.
Some of you know that my new studio is a shade of teal and white (why wouldn't it be ?) LOL.... So imagine my surprise when I got home the other day to a parcel from California and in it was the MOST gorgeous glass bowl AND some Reece's Peanut Butter Cups (my whole reason for wanting to live in America) from the lovely Jen Deal, we spent time together in Boston and the hotel had a lovely bowl that I got a bit infatuated with, she remembered and sent me a very similar one to go in my new studio...so sweet, so kind, so thoughtful !!! Thank you (again) Jen.
Lots of you know I'm very active on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and (when I remember) Pinterest LOL.. So you may want to subscribe to those to Catch all the goings on, but if you're not into those then there's the good ole fashioned newsletter. You can sign up to ours from the website and NEVER miss a thing !!!
I'm going to leave you now with a photo of these lovely ladies from the Sunday Project Life Class (we had a few missing, but they had good excuses, all except Helen) LOL !!!! This was our very LAST class at Barleylands and a memorable one it was to !!!
So I'm off do lots of preparing for the last week and hopefully see you Sunday !!!!
Hugs
Marion xxx











Thursday, 11 June 2015

WHEN YOU'VE GOT SCRAPS.....

Scrap !!!
Here's a layout I taught to my lovely Year Course ladies last Saturday.
It's so simple and best of all it uses up your scraps, we adding some gorgeous new WOW! Embossing  Powder colours along with one of their new background stamps, designed by lil ole me :) :) added a bit of stitching and there you have it.
Simple but effective.
Hugs
Marion xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

BUSY..BUSY...BUSY

The last two weeks have been busy, busy, busy !!!
Two weekends away teaching for two fab companies plus teaching in the shop...this girl's getting old !!!!
The first weekend was a Retailer Training Day for Jones Craft, they all made a fabbi canvas using  gorgeous KaiserCraft stash, with a dash of PaperArtsy and WOW embossing Powder, 1 day, 2 classes, 36 people !!!


The next weekend saw me away again, after teaching some of my lovely ladies in the shop, this time another Retailer Training Day for WOW Embossing Powders, 1 day, 2 classes, 26 people !!
I knew my old bones would suffer so I did a bit of limbering up in readiness.

They created a great tag-nique book all ready to pop in their stores along with a scrummy little canvas. Then I teased some of them with a new mould ...hopefully coming soon !!!
We launched 5 new colours, 4 new stamps and 2 new moulds, to say they were spoilt was an understatement !!! Both companies were so generous !!



Right I must dash as I'm teaching this morning...I love it, don't you know LOL !!!
Hugs
Marion xxx



Friday, 5 June 2015

WE'RE HAVNG A PARTY.....

Apologies for being away for so long from the blog...my instagrammers, facebook friends and tweety peeps didn't get off so lightly. !!!
As most of you should know by now, having announced it back in January ....The shop is closing, after 12 wonderful years I'm shutting the doors on 21st June 2015. It's been an amazing journey and I'm pleased to say my journey will continue, I'm still going to be active in this wonderful industry, AND I'll be blogging so much more, including video tutorials (see, I listen to you) the website Sugar and Spice Crafts will be overflowing with yummy stash and I'll be out and about teaching classes, so you're not getting rid of me that easy :)
So, without further ado I'd like to invite you to come along to the shop at Barleylands on 21st and share in some nibbles and Prosseco and say goodbye to Barbie and me. No tears. Just laughter, and I'd like you to fill out a tag and place on our memory tree.
So it's not farewell ... it's see you on-line.
Hope you can make it.
In the meantime I thought I'd tease you with just one of the new WOW colours coming sooooon...and a new mould that I'm desperate for them to say yes to. I'm teaching for them this weekend in Coventry, so I'll work on it ;) ;) bear with ....
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Hugs
Marion xxx