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Happy Mail!

Hi there Magpies, Philippa back with you today sharing two more projects using the Horizon collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. My first layout documents a recent Happy Mail swap I took part in, Paper 22 was perfect! I started by fussy cutting all the little envelopes and postage stamps. Initially I chose a […]


Guest designer: Claire Murphy

This month we’re excited to welcome our first ever guest designer! Many of you will know Claire Murphy from her lovely creations over at UK Scrap Addicts. We love her enthusiasm for this wonderful hobby and were delighted when she agreed to guest design for us. Read on to see her pages… When I was […]


Part 2 – Minibook – Jen Hadfield – Chasing Adventures

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my 2nd blogpost for this month and sharing a few more of my minibook using the lovely collection from Jen Hadfield –  Chasing Adventures and labels and stamps from Elle’s Studio. I incorporated a lot of journalling throughout the album which I typed into my computer and printed onto A4 […]


Oh, So Happy! Part 2.

Hello again Magpies, I’m back with a couple more layouts using Simple Stories fun collection called ‘Oh, Happy Day!’ I’ve really enjoyed using these papers and there’s still plenty left for more layouts. My first layout uses a large cut file for the title. I backed the letters with the dark floral paper and used […]


June Happiness part II

Hey Magpies! I am back with my second post using the amazing Happiness collection from Cocoa Vanilla. This is a wonderful collection and if you haven’t seen it or taken a closer look at it, you really should because it’s fab, versatile and works for so many types of projects. My first LO I created […]


It’s All Heart | Niki Rowland

Hi Everyone, Niki here today with my two latest layouts. I’ve used Crate Paper All Heart this month. For my first layout I made a star burst shape out of the different patterned papers. I distressed the edges of each piece and then stuck them to my layout. I added machine stitched lines using silver […]


Little Adventurer – Pink Paislee

Hi Magpies! Kay here with 3 layouts from this beautiful collection. I dug out some pics of my son when he was little and set to work. I used a silhouette cut file and various stamps to add more detail and made some badges using my new toy – a badge maker! For my second […]


Let’s Travel – Carta Bella

This new collection from Carta Bella is full of adroable images for all sorts of destinations. My first layout is about a trip to London – I love the retro feel to designs. The little buses and scooters are just too cute! I inked the London sykyline cut file using Distress Oxide Inks (Broken China […]


Paige Evans – Horizon by Pink Paislee

Hey there Magpies, this month I have been crafting with the wonderful new collection Horizon by Paige Evans. It is a lovely, bright, colourful collection, with lots of gorgeous papers and embellishments to choose from. When I first saw the collection, I think like many of you, I was drawn to the rainbow paper #3. […]


Multi photos / Crate Paper / Sheena Rowlands

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x For National Scrapbooking Day I set a challenge to use multiple photos on a layout & lots of people took part. It reminded me that I mainly stick to one or maybe two photos on each scrapbooking page I make of late so for this post I wanted […]


Bring on the colour Fest

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 2 colourful layouts using Vicki Boutin Color Kalidescope. this collection is real great, full of vibrant colours & fun elements!! Live Colourful I first started by adding all my mixed media to the right hand side, using the fabulous Watercolour markers & the chasing rainbows paper […]


Horizon by Paige Evans (Part 1) Philippa McCray

Hi there Magpies, Philippa with you today sharing two 12 x 12 layouts using the gorgeous Horizon collection. I particularly love the pretty florals in the Mixed Floral Die Cut pack and wanted to make them the main feature of my first layout. I decided to add some hand stitching for texture so selected a […]


Jen Hadfield – Chasing Adventure – Minibook

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my 1st blogpost for this month.  I decided to do a minibook of my recent trip to Paris with my crafting buddies.  I choose the lovely Pebbles – Jen Hadfield – Chasing Adventures collection and used one of the fab Simple Stories 6×8 mini albums and page protectors . I […]


Simple Stories Oh, Happy Day!

Hello Magpies, June is here already and I have two summery layouts to share with you. I’m using Simple Stories ‘Oh, Happy Day’ and it’s a bright, colourful collection with some very cute embellishments. For my first layout I started by trimming a piece of white cardstock to place over a patterned paper to frame […]


Monthly Challenge:

Frame Challenge set by Julie Taylor Hi Magpies, Julie here today & it’s my turn to set our monthly challenge. I’ve chosen to use frames for my challenge, in any way you chose. I just love a frame, to draw attention to a photo or as a layer or just on it’s own as an […]


Some Happiness for June!

Hey Magpies! Welcome to June and I’m busting out some Happiness from Cocoa Vanilla this month. It’s a fabulous collection, so pretty and colourful, I think it’s very versatile as well and will work for all sorts of projects. I decided to see if it would work for me and my style. I see so […]


So Much Happiness | Niki Rowland

Hey there Magpies, Niki here again today with two more layouts using Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness collection. I had the 12×12 papers, Accessory Stickers, Clear Stickers, Die Cut Ephemera, Die Cut Titles, and the Flair Buttons to play with. This collection really is full of Happiness with it’s bright fun colours and I’m totally in […]


Cocoa Vanilla – Happiness

Hi Magpies, Kay here sharing two more layouts with the fabulous Happiness collection. I just can’t get enough of these gorgeous papers! I used a very old template from my stash and various offcuts of paper to draw the collection of hearts, then I cut them out and doodled on them with grey and black […]


Crate Paper – All Heart | Morag Cutts

Hi there Magpies. I’m back with two more layouts I created using the fun All Heart collection from Crate Paper. The collection has lots of young and vibrant elements and stickers which I absolutely love. A wreath is always a great way to add lots of fun, little elements. The circle background is painted using […]


Oh Happy Day (Part 2) – Simple Stories

Hi there, it’s Caroline here again. I have three more layouts for you today, using the Oh Happy Day Collection by Simple Stories.  Absolutely Loving The Pink Hair For my first layout, my photo dictated a lot of my initial design choices. I really wanted to highlight the pink in the photo. Therefore I started […]


Week in the Life – Traveler’s Notebook Pt 2 | Jo Boland

Hello! I’m back with the second part of my Week in the Life traveler’s notebook. You can find the first part here. I am using the Elle’s Studio stamp sets Days of the Week and Here + Now. (You can find lots more really useful stamp sets by Elle’s Studio here). I’m using papers and […]


More Simple Vintage Botanicals | Sheena Rowlands

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x Today I am sharing with you 2 further layouts I have created using Simple Stories – Simple Vintage Botanicals. I absolutely love the soft tones this range has to offer. Hello. My Daughter sent me this photo of her in a cafe in Prague & the floral background […]


More Fun with Crates All Heart

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 2 more layouts using Crate Papers All Heart collection. NOPE I first started by adding some oxide ink, to my background, using the lovely colour Seedless Preserves & added lots of splatters & circles, inked through a stencil & drawn round after & a few stamped […]

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Vintage Botanicals – Simple Stories (Part 2) – Philippa McCray

Hi there Magpies, Philippa with you today sharing two more projects using Simple Stories Vintage Botanicals collection. I decided to make a tag album with the idea that I’d include some photos of my Mum and Dad in their younger days. I felt the collection would compliment the vintage photos! I accept that old photos […]

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Take A Trip – Travel-Sized Memory Keeping

Hey there Magpies! The moment I got back from Plannercon Europe in Brussels, I knew I had to share how I would be memory keeping my trip! I got a tonne of swag from the event, and I also made sure to keep lots of keepsakes from the different places I visited all in preparation […]

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Shimelle – Sparkle City Collection

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my 2nd blogpost using Shimelle – Sparkle City collection. SnapChat … My first layout, I kept the format simple, well I did for both of my layouts for this blogpost. I cut some of the patterned papers, slightly bigger than my photographs to add behind my photographs, and also added […]

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Even more Happy Days from MME!

This collection has been lots of fun to use, with it’s bold colours and quirky elements! To start my first layout I splattered some blue and green ink to the lower half of the base page. Then I tore two wide strips of paper and glued them to the top of the page. (Thanks to […]

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More Happy Days by MME!

My second post using Happy Days from MME and 2 more clean and simple layouts. This first one couldn’t be easier, I just used two of the journalling cards on either side of a photo! Lucky for me there are lots of bicycles in this collection and I have been working out on an exercise […]

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Week in the Life – Traveler’s Notebook |Jo Boland

Hello! I’m back this month sharing my Week in the Life which I participated in last week along with Ali Edwards and lots of fellow life documenters (scrapbookers). If you’ve not heard about this project before click here. Essentially it’s a project of documenting your life in photos and words for one week of the […]

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