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Happy Easter!!!

Yes Happy Easter because I decided to start my Easter preparations a little bit earlier this year. I already made few Easter cards using mini collection from Simple Stories – Easter.   I really like dimensional projects that’s why I used a lots of 3D foams in my cards. I cut two squares from Simple Stories – Easter – […]

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Inspired by Wilna…

I’m sure most of us have scrapbooking idols? I certainly have a few including Wilna Furstenberg. Her style, for those of you not familiar with it, is very much inspired by art journaling. Wilna uses patterned paper sparingly, but tends to use plenty of embellishments along with striking cut files, usually in white or black card […]

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Dream On – Pinkfresh Studio

Hi there Magpies x Sheena here. For my post this month I chose a range of paper from a Manufacturer I’d not used before, Pinkfresh Studio. I was drawn to the bright blue they had used in their new Dream On range as its my favourite colour. I recently went to Iceland for a few […]

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Tell a story

Hi! Lately I’ve been thinking about my layouts and why I’m doing them. I love photos and I love scrapbooking products. But I also want my layouts to be about stories! So how do I tell my stories? All the layouts in this blog post are a mix between Maggie Holmes – Chasing Dreams, Shimelle – […]

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On A Whim by Amy Tangerine

Hi Jackie here with my layouts for this month.  And like the title of the collection says, I decided to pick this ‘On A Whim’ – ha! ha!.  It was definitely one that I overlooked and again another one that I’m glad I picked it. The collection is very random and bright, it as cameras, […]

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Little by Little from Shimelle

When I first saw the new collection from Shimelle, I knew I would have to have it for my stash! Such a fresh mix of colours; suitable for girls, boys and everyday; and with some beautiful metallics. There’s a great variety of paper designs. Everything from geometric to floral and from large scale to tiny […]

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Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy

I was really looking forward to getting my hands on the new Dear Lizzy collection ‘Lovely Day’, the colour palette is beautiful and there’s lots of fabulous florals and cute animals. It doesn’t disappoint. Although I do feel I need a trip to France to do some of the embellishments justice! I have three layouts […]

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Holidays, WKND Vibes & more

 Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today & this month I choose to use the fab new collection ‘Oasis’ by Crate Paper. I’ve always been a fan of Crate Paper & this collection didn’t disappoint. My first layout ‘sunshine getaway’ I wanted to focus on all the palm tree leaves that were in the die-cut […]

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Simple Pages with Simple Life

Hello Everyone and welcome to my March blogpost, and also to the meteorological start of Spring.  I hope you are looking forward to some lighter evening and the start of some love spring days to document. This month I am picking up documenting of my trip to Scotland, it was this time last year I […]

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Cat layouts with MME Meow

Hey Magpies, Rachel here to welcome you to March! I chose to use the new collection from MME, Meow this month. So here are 5 LO’s featuring my cat Taniwha! You may have seen some of these photos before but I just use what I have printed at the time and I don’t have kids, so I’m […]

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Chasing Dreams with Maggie Holmes

Hey there Magpies, Niki here with you today, super excited to be working with the new Crate Paper Maggie Holmes collection, Chasing Dreams. I didn’t buy every paper in the collection, I mostly went for the ones with fussy cutting potential and believe me, I really went for the fussy cutting, so much so that […]

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Spring colours!

Hi everyone! Is your craft room full of new stash right now? Mine is! It’s so nice to have new pretty things to play with. It always boosts my creativity! But… because there is a but… I always tend to forget everything else in my stash as soon as some news enters. Not long time […]

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Oasis…

Of all the latest collections launched at CHA 2017, a firm favourite of mine has to be Oasis by Crate Paper! Whether I’m drawn to it by the stunning green tones of aqua and teal, complemented by the rich raspberry pink and subtle coral colours, or whether its simply a case of “You had me at […]

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Adding a splash of colour

Hello everyone, I hope I find you well this month, and you have managed to get your hands on some of the lovely new goodies that have been appearing in the shop in the last couple of weeks. Rather than diving in to my new stash…I may have a few new bits of paper, I […]

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Fancy Pants Designs – Sweet Nothings

Hello Magpies, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all, so with this special day in mind I chose the lovely collection from Fancy Pants Design, My Sweet Nothings. My first layout, Always & Forever, I used one of  my Wedding Day photographs. I cut a design on my cameo, but only cut the bottom half […]

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Embellishing with Freckled Fawn

Recently I have really enjoying browsing through the shop and finding little extras to add to my pages, from collections I wouldn’t usually look at, or items that aren’t part of a full collection. Freckled Fawn are a great place to start if you usually buy your embellishments as part of a collection and want […]

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Saturday, Bloom and Gather revisited

Hurrah, lots of new collections have arrived in store yesterday! This of course meant they weren’t in when I was making my monthly projects, so I revisited three of my favourite collections; Maggie Holmes’ Bloom and Gather and Dear Lizzy’s Saturday. Yes, there are still products from these stunning collections in the store and they […]

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Loving the B-side

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & this month I chose to use Bella Blvd ‘oh my stars’, a lovely collection with lots of primary colours all decorated with stars but the B-sides of the papers have really gorgeous black & white patterns & some with pops of colour which is what I […]

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Alex

Alex because it’s all about my son whose name is Alex and very boys collection by Bella Blvd – Alex. You can tell so many stories using this collection. I decided to introduce you my son and his life. Alex is extraordinary boy because he has Down Syndrome. It doesn’t change anything because he is […]

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Round & round with Illustrated Faith!

Hey Magpies, welcome to February! This month I am using Illustrated Faith again, mainly the You Are Loved collection. I decided to focus on circles this month, to try and snap me out of my grid obsession and it worked! I felt my grid LO’s were getting very samey and boring but a grid is my go-to […]

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Endless Summer by Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi Magpies, Niki here with the very beautiful Endless Summer collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. It is a summer themed collection but with a very soft colour palette rather than bold brights that we often see with summery collections. It is gorgeous. I had two of each of the papers, the Accessory stickers, Blooms, Ephemera, […]

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Lovely Hazelwood!

Hi! Have you seen the collection Hazelwood from One Canoe Two? It is absolutely lovely! … but right now I have a lot of photos with snow, winter and Christmas. What to do? Make it work! Darling Life is Lovely I love flowers on my layouts. Even if the photos are from a cold winter […]

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WRMK typewriter and minc…

My WRMK typewriter and my Minc machine have both finally come out to play! Yes, I’ve been brave, got them out of their box and used them… Scary stuff for me! I think we’ve all been guilty of buying something – not necessarily scrapbooking related and then ‘saving’ it – be it to wear before we […]

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Hazelwood Shades.

Hi There, Sheena here again x This month I wanted to share with you a new range from a new company under the American Crafts umbrella. One Canoe Two have launched their first range – Hazelwood and I for one love it, it has a great range of colours and has a summer feel to […]

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January with Simple Stories

Hi Everyone! You know already that I am big fan of Simple Stories. I love every single collection. The same was with their newest collections like Love&Adore and Winter Wonderland or Happy New Year. This year I started my project Life again. I had one year break because it was very stressful to me.  Sometimes […]

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Not So Much Old – Go Now Go & Saturday Collection

Happy New Year Magpies, Jackie here, I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and are how ready to get back into scrapbooking. As most of us know, later this month is CHA in the US, where all the latest and greatest products will be revealed, released and ordered and making it way into […]

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Love & Adore plus Heart Day

Hi all, it’s Jen here with some projects featuring two Valentines collections now available in the shop. Crate Paper Heart Day Simple Stories Love and Adore  I wanted to take these collections a little off topic, so I have made layouts about pregnancy and a trip to beach, alongside the Valentine’s Day project that these […]

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Freckled Fawn – Shine Kit

Hello, it’s Jo here with my January Creative Team projects. This month I got to play with the Freckled Fawn ‘Shine’ embellishment kit, it’s full of gorgeous pieces and comes in a matching floral pouch. The Shine kit has acetate florals, felt die-cut blooms, cork alphabet, washi tape, flairs, chipboard arrows and phrase stickers, glitter […]

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Bringing Joy (Parade) on a grey day

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year, hope it’s a good one for you all, with lots of crafting. This month I wanted to scrap with a bright, colourful line, as the days are all grey & overcast so I couldn’t believe my […]

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Oh My Stars, It’s 2017!!!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my first post of 2017, I hope that you all had a good holiday season and are looking forward to the year ahead.  My post this month is something a little bit different for me, and does not include any photos, well not yet anyway.  I am however thinking ahead […]

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