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Wild at Heart- B side beauties.

Hi there x Sheena here again. I’ve always been a fan of Cocoa Vanilla Studios paper ranges and their Wild at Heart range is no exception. The colour ways in this range particularly appeal to me & I think you agree too as it flies off the shelves at the shop. For the two pages […]

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All pretty in white and pink!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited for this to be my official first post for Hey Little Magpie! It did take me a while to choose what I wanted to use this month as there was so much to choose from…in the end I settled on the paper by American Crafts Dear Lizzy Happy Place […]

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Mix it up …

Hi everyone, Jackie here today, my project this month was going to be my dipping my toes into the’ travellers notebook craze’, after I got one from a friend as a thank you gift, but though one thing and another I’ve not managed to get the completed book finished, but at the end I will share […]

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Bella Blvd Bits n Pieces

Hello magpies! I hope you all enjoyed a bit of crafty time for national scrapbooking day last weekend, and maybe you had a chance to join in with some of our challenges over in our Facebook group. Entries close at midnight on 14th May, so there’s a little time left if you want to add […]

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Jo’s Week in the Life

I do love a good project that documents everyday life and this one ‘Week in the Life’ by Ali Edwards is always one I enjoy taking part in and have done since 2008. If you’ve not heard about it then you can click on the link above to Ali’s blog, but basically it’s a week […]

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Product challenge for National Scrapbooking day!

Afternoon everyone! Wendy here for my first ever Hey little Magpie post! I am really excited to be here and even better that it coincides with a fun scrapbooking weekend! Welcome to my challenge for this weekend! I collect scrapbooking products….I am pretty sure I am not the only person here to do that! I […]

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Scraplift Yourself – NSD Challenge

Hi Magpies, happy NSD/ weekend, hope you’re loving all our challenges & finding time to join in. My challenge for you is to scraplift yourself, or someone who inspires you, but in a slightly different way than the original layout.   My original layout had the strips of paper down the left hand side & […]

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More Photos Please – NSD Challenge

Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoyed the challenges that have been up so far this weekend for International Scrapbooking Day. It’s my turn to set the challenge, so I have one perfect for prolific photo takers like me. My challenge is for you to use 4 or more photos on a 12×12 page. I […]

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NSD – Elements Challenge

Hello there, it’s Jo here with challenge number 7 and it’s an elements challenge. I’d like you to choose at least four of the six elements listed below and use them on a scrapbook layout. Mixed media background (paint – watercolour/acrylics, inks or mists, art crayons etc). Three or four colours picked from your photo/s […]

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BIG Title – challenge for NSD

  Hey Magpies, welcome to my challenge for National Scrapbooking Day! My challenge for you is pretty simple, use a BIG title! Here’s my example below, it is an old LO I did for the blog (Nov 2016) so you may have seen it before. I used an extra large alphabet for my title, it […]

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Monochrome + Colour challenge – NSD

Hi there Magpies, Here is my National Scrapbooking Day challenge for you. I’d like you to make a layout using only Black, White and Grey PLUS only 1 other colour of your choice. As you can see I chose pink as my colour of choice. Lovely. I used a cut file & backed it with […]

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Sketch Challenge – NSD – May 2017

Hello Magpies, Jackie here to set my challenge for the weekend, which is to use the following sketch. The sketch is a PageMaps one and you can find a range of sketches here. I tend to used sketches as a starting point, I sometimes follow the sketch fully, other times I adapt to suit my […]

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Sewing Challenge for NSD

Happy NSD or in our case Happy NSW (National Scrapbooking Weekend!) My how time flies…. A year has flown by and we rare back with another fun packed weekend of challenges to whet your appetite, stir your creativity and inspire you to get down to some serious scrapbooking! I adore sewing on my layouts, so […]

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Moodboard Challenge for NSD

Hey Magpies! Niki here with you this evening with a Moodboard Challenge! Simple be inspired by the moodboard above and make a layout or project based on that inspiration. The colours were my starting point and I used the very gorgeous Wild at Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Other inspiration I have taken from […]

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Circles – A national scrapbook day challenge

Good evening all! I’m here to kick off our celebration weekend for NSD2017 with your first challenge. The task I set for you is to create a project (it can be a layout, or a card, or whatever else takes your fancy) using circles as your predominant design element. Maybe you’ll choose one large circle, […]

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Live More

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today & sharing 3 layouts using the lovely new PinkFresh Studio collection ‘Live More’. It’s full of soft muted colours of yellow, duck egg blue, orange, grey & brought to life with fab pops of rose gold. My first layout ‘amazing, seize the day’ was done using the live […]

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Dream On Colour Themes

Hello everyone, I hope I find you well this month, and you have found time to do scrapping and that you are looking forward to the upcoming International Scrapbooking Day. Make sure you check out the blog and Facebook page for all the details of the challenges. This month I have chosen a collection from […]

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Loads of colour with Bella Blvd.

Hey Magpies! Welcome to May. This month (and next month too), I picked the fab new collection from Bella Blvd, Make your Mark. I LOVE this collection. As Niki said in her recent post, it’s got the colours of the Illustrated Faith lines without the religious stuff which is good if you are not religious. […]

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Flowers galore…

I don’t think there is a better way to describe the stunning new In Bloom collection by My Minds Eye than to say it features flowers galore… It’s such a stunning collection, featuring an abundance of blossoms and blooms, with an emphasis on oversized flower heads, evocative of botanical prints. In fact, some of the […]

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Little love

Hi! … I have some very sad news! This will be my last blog post for Hey Little Magpie. They will no longer have a international team due to expensive postage… so they are letting me go! I’m very very sad about this… but I will continue to post layouts and PL pages on my […]

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Make Your Mark

Hey there Magpies, Niki here with you today with the gorgeous collection from Bella Blvd, called Make Your Mark. The collection reminds me of some of the Illustrated Faith collections but without all the religious stuff, just the beautiful bold colours and there’s gold foil too I had most of the papers, gift tags, Cardstock […]

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Under the Sea

Hi Everyone! It’s Agnieszka here with my last post for Hey Little Magpie. It was real pleasure to work with Lianne & Sarah and all the fantastic DT girls. Thank you so much for this opportunity and hopefully see you somewhere in the When I only saw this collection I knew I want it. I have […]

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Lullaby Love – Pebbles

Hi there x Sheena here again x This month I’ve chosen to create with a paper range I’ve not used for a long time & to be honest I don’t know why not – Pebbles. I loved the delicate colours & animal characters in the Lullaby paper range and have 3 pages to share with […]

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Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Collection

Hi everyone, Jackie here, I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather, and had a lovely Easter. This month I’ve chosen the lovely collection by Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day, this is another collection that has a mixture of styles within the one collection, including black & white prints that if you wish you could […]

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Say Cheese!

Having been to Disneyland reasonably recently (well, 2 years ago) the stack of photos to scrap from that trip is still pretty giant. So, I’m always on the lookout for collections that will work well with those pictures and Simple Stories have a third installment of their Say Cheese line out at the moment. This […]

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Vicki Boutin Collection

I was keen to get my hands on the Vicki Boutin mixed media products from American Crafts, especially the art pastels. In addition to these, I ordered the blending sponge, the 12×12 paper pad, the ephemera cardstock die-cuts and the cardstock labels. Naturally I ordered more than this, hence my photo below of my lovely box […]

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Everyone Loves the Emoji’s

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & this month I got to play with the fab new collection ‘Emoji Love’ by Simple Stories. Well I can’t express enough emotion for this collection, it’s just FAB!!! I love it. There are some many small, cute embellishments to add to your pages & the colours […]

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Mixing up Magnolia Jane

Hello everyone, I hope I find you well this month, and you have managed to get some time to craft over the past month. I have had a fabulous time crafting recently and am enjoying all the inspiration and challenges over on the Facebook group. This month I have picked a newer collection from the […]

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Clean & Simple with On A Whim!

Hey Magpies, Rachel here again to kick off the new month, welcome to April! This time I picked the Amy Tangerine, On A Whim collection to work with.  I liked the bright colours of this collection, bright colours are my bag baby! For my first LO I used the LOL Phrase Chipboard Thickers for my title. That […]

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Oh My Heart

Hey Magpies, Niki here with you today sharing some layouts using the absolutely gorgeous Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. The collection is bright and fun and has no particular theme and has just the right amount of random bits and pieces. For my first layout I created a soft pink […]

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