Sunday, 27 November 2016


Stampin' Up! .... Yes, after years of loving this Company's products I've finally bit the bullet and become a demonstrator.
I hope to inspire you and share the special offers that they so generously give out, if you want to order anything just drop me a line, you can check out their lovely stuff here....
For a quick and simple Christmas card, why not do a quick embossed front, make a peek-a-boo flap and stamp a sentiment inside, keep an eye out for the video on how to make this. 

Marion xx

Sunday, 20 November 2016


Well, seriously, who doesn't? 
This Friday 25th through to Monday 28th November we're holding a store wide Black Friday sale.
All you have to do is spend £20.00 before P & P, put 'blackfriday2016' in the voucher code at checkout and receive a whopping 30% off.
Please note we don't ship outside the UK.
Marion xx

Monday, 15 August 2016


Here's my second card using the fabulous Oakhouse Studio Products...
For a simplistic and stylish Christmas card, check THIS out.
AND..... the last time I checked they had a SALE going on....woo hoo
Marion xxx

Sunday, 7 August 2016


I feel very privileged to have been asked to design some cards using the fabulous Oakhouse Studio Products. Not only does she have some great stamps, ink pads and accessories but she also sells some amazing dyes that are so versatile, I love them !!! You have to check out her pipettes!!
Here's the first one of the three I designed.... You can check it out on her blog HERE, along with instructions...
I'll post the other two in the next couple of weeks ....
Enjoy xxxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Yay it's June, that means I can give you a sneak peek of the Sugar Studio June Kit.

Once again it's full of gorgeousness and exclusive die cuts.
With over £15.00 worth of product from as little as £10 (see website)
You can check it out HERE.
Check back soon as I'll be adding some projects made from it.
Hurry....when they've gone they've gone !!!!
Marion xxx

Monday, 23 May 2016


OK…. be honest, who remembers 'Spoils' the kitchen shop ?
I certainly do … and my favourite thing about it was all the miniature kitchen utensils.
The tiny little scoops and the dinky little grater - I just loved them and would buy them and never use them but they looked cute !!!
Well I still love dinky - along with non-dinky, I have to say as my husband is 6' 4" … but there is something about small things, puppies, kittens etc…although I do draw the line at chocolate, that should NEVER be dinky.
It was this love that got me thinking, I love designing and creating stencils (I've really got into Art Journalling lately) so I decided to create some mini stencils I've called Dinkies…. You can check them out HERE, but here's one to whet your appetite, I hope you like them as much as I do.
And this time round they're getting used, not like my mini grater !!!
All the lucky subscribers to The Sugar Studio Kit got one in their box this month !!
Marion xx

Friday, 20 May 2016


A subscription box coming to you monthly.

Available to order from 20th of the month.

Providing you with a mystery box full of creative paper craft supplies from some of the best Companies out there. From as little as £10.00 per month*

These kits will inspire you, whatever your level.  As always we'll share our inspiration with you to get you started.

Option A - One off monthly purchase -  £12.00 Saving £3.00

Option B - 6 month subscription - £60.00 Saving you £30.00

Plus P & P… Please note the 6 month subscription shows as £75.00 on the website, this includes
P & P

These kits will always contain a minimum of £15.00 worth of product.

Some months contents may vary between kits.

* Requires a 6 month subscription

You can check it out here with a bit of inspiration

As a special offer we're adding bonus product to this our first ever kit. This one contains OVER £20.00 worth of product.

Get yours now, before they sell out !!!

Sorry if you've already received this, but I post everywhere to make it fair to everyone at the same time, and some of the platforms post on each others…. Just think how lucky you are… you get to see it twice !!!

Marion xxx

Friday, 29 April 2016


I'm very fortunate that I have some fabulous friends in this industry. And although we're all incredibly busy we get to meet up every so often.
From the possie of Leandra Franich, Julie Hickey, Paula Pacual, Emma Godfrey, Jo Firth Young and Lin Brown, only three of us were able to meet last week, namely Emma and Paula, although we missed the other guys, it didn't stop us eating, chatting and playing for the day.
It started with Paula sharing some of her lovely new Tonic products.... You absolutely need the pearlescent pastes .... They're gorgeous ....
Then off to the pub for a rather satisfying lunch, then back to mine where we put Emma on the spot...'show us some art journaling......... Pleeeeease'
And of course, Emma being Emma duly obliged, so out came my PaperArtsy paints and stamps along with my stencils and inks.... After being taught step by step, I can honestly say I'm hooked.... So much so that today after the gym myself and the lovely Polly came back and created.... I 'played' and came up with this.... Sorry, I didn't get photos of Pol' time.
I even stitched a border .... I have to say using Emma's stamps makes it an easy task, then I added a few of my own from WOW Embossing Powder, some grunge paste, embossing and stencils and .... TA DAH !!!!
My previous one today was this little gem...... I think I like circles LOL !!!
I'm working it in my Dyan Reavley book....nice thick pages :) 
Here we are showing our masterpieces, as taught by Emma and Paula

This is my card using the Tonic goodies and the WOW Embossing Powder Stamps

It's a shame you can't see the pearliness going on...... Lush !!!

So I'll be getting my paints out more...good job I've got loads !!
As we all blow you a kiss goodbye......
Take care
Marion xxxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2016


I was first shown this technique a while back by Emma Godfrey from Imagine That Papercrafts, she showed me the technique with black ink, so I thought…Hmmmm…. I'm going to try it with paint…so I grabbed my favourite PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk paints and gave it a go…. I loved the result….Hope you enjoy the video…
Ooooh nearly forgot to say, after the quickest sell out in the history of sell outs the WOW INK PAD is back in stock. Woo hoo !!! Along with some more WOW newbies…
AND…. the NEW Card Fronts are now in stock …. Double Woo Hoo !!
AND…. have you noticed the NEW stamps from PI have reduced in price …. Triple Woo Hoo !!!

Hugs Marion xx

Thursday, 31 March 2016


WOW !!! What a gorgeous day…just perfect for a video tutorial.
Using the heart from LOVE IS IN THE AIR stamps, we do a bit of resist and turn it into a side flower !!
So here's another video in the Simple But Effective Range … lots more to come…

Marion xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016


Hi Everyone,

So, while I'm waiting for Spring to arrive I've been shooting some videos.
I've called them Simple But Effective and thats exactly what they are….
I hope you like the first one and if you fancy having a go yourself I've put some links in the video description and all you have to do is click on them and it'll take you direct to the website.
Enjoy… and keep an eye out for the next one.

Marion xx

Saturday, 27 February 2016


Well it is isn't it !!! About time I blogged again. I feel so bad as I made a promise to myself (and you guys) when I closed my shop that I would blog EVERY week... What happened there ??? 
My first excuse is America (twice) Frankfurt and Birmingham and that's just the trade shows... In between that are all the classes. I just need another 3 days in the week please... 
Frankfurt was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G... So busy and I got to speak German... Danke and weinerschitzel were two widely used ones 😂😂 I reckon a few more visits and I'll be fluent!!
The NEC was sooo busy and fun fun fun as always. If you follow me on Periscope you'll have seen what we got up to and if you couldn't join us live then you can watch it on Katch.
Some yummy food consumed at the Irish bar in Frankfurt.
Ingrid, Tania and myself having a group hug before the show began.
Ingrid and myself at the end of the show, I think Tania was in the floor.
Now we're on our way to Brum. This time I travelled in style with the lovely Leandra and Emma from PaperArtsy... We made it just in time for Sir Tim's class... Which by the way was fabulous !!!
Got to catch up with the lovely Karen Burniston , here we are showing off our gorgeous WOW! Rings.
Our most important secret stash at the show... Well a girls gotta have chocolate.
In amongst all this hard work and fun I got to make a couple of videos this week for Simon Says Stamp.

You can catch the first one here... 
And while you're there why not subscribe to their channel and they'll tell you when they're posting the next. Enjoy
Marion xxx
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Monday, 11 January 2016


OK, it's official, I have become the WORST blogger. I just don't know where time goes and all the other Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope, I'm on them all) are so much quicker and easier to link and post to...Blogger you need to do a 'quick link' just for me... Mwahahahahahahah!!!
Anyhoo's, I'm finally here now, but where am I??? I'm in California at the fabulous CHA 2016. I'm here with WOW Embossing Powder 'playing' on their booth and oh boy are we having fun :) :)

CHA never fails to prove to me how giving, sharing and caring this industry is and it started on the first day with the gorgeous Barbara Gray, there I was struggling with a rather large box that I could just see over the top, when she stopped me, and insisted she carry it for me, I mean...HERO or what!!
She makes it look so easy. !! Thank you Barbara 😘😘😘 
I also got a little giddy at the fact that our neighbour is the one and only, gorgeous, talented, 
Sparkly, creative Heidi Swapp.
Another highlight was (and yes this is about the important stuff... Food)!!! That I got taken out to Mortons, probably THE BEST steakhouse I've EVER been to. I'm still drooling !!!
The other great thing is I get to catch up with some of my Stateside friends.

AND we get to visit Fire and Ice...a fabbi modern Mongolian style restaurant.
It's all in the cooking !!

Here's a couple of my little creations that says 'thanks' and 'I adore' 
you guys for sticking with me. Even though I'm rubbish at blogging !!!
And seeing as we're next door to Disneyland let's finish this post with a few of their 
fireworks, as they do nightly at 9.30pm ...

But before I go, I'll apologise if there's any spelling mistakes as I'm typing this without my glasses and I'm hitting the screen and hoping for the best !!
Marion xxxx