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Merry Days with Crate Paper

I know it’s only October, but I’m going to talk Christmas. I wanted to get ahead of the game and get my December Daily foundation pages done and ready. The build up to Christmas is always hectic and I really want to be able to keep up this year. So, with that in mind I […]

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Celebrating Autumn with Echo Park

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 2 layouts using the lovely Celebrate Autumn collection from Echo Park. As the name suggests it’s a fab rich palette of reds, oranges, teal & gold depicting the autumn colours, & a cute array of little critters which were my fave.       For my […]

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Finished Freckled Fawn Travellers Notebook.

Hi there Magpie, Sheena here again x You may remember way back in May I shared with you my first go at doing a Travellers Notebook. I shared with you the embellishments I chose and even shared with you the first few pages. Well I’m back today to tell you I’ve finished my Travellers Notebook, […]

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Paperless LOs with Field Notes!

Hey Magpies, I picked the wonderful new collection from Vicki Boutin, Field Notes to work with this time and I LOVED it! I did my first couple of layouts and didn’t even need to cut into the papers, so I decided to go with paperless layouts this month and I will cut into the papers for […]

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Mixing Shine On and Willow Lane

Hi there Magpies, Niki here today sharing four layouts using a mixture of Amy Tangerine Shine On and Maggie Holmes Willow Lane. But before I talk about those…have you seen there is a Hey Little Magpie Creative Team Call? This is a great team to be part of and even if you aren’t designing for […]

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Let’s get Flirty Fleur

The Hey Little Magpie shop has recently started stocking Prima. When Flirty Fleur, one of their collections reached the ‘shelves’, I knew it was a collection right down my street. With a monochromatic combination of black and white, but with teal tones to add contrast, what’s not to love? Plus for a bit of bling, […]

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Creative team call!

We are looking to expand our creative team and would like to invite applications. We are looking for UK based people who have a passion for papercrafts and a great eye for design, including cardmakers, scrapbookers and faith journallers/scrapbookers. We would particularly be interested in seeing applicants from planners and journallers. We would also like […]

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Forever Fall with Simple Stories

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x When I was looking at all the new releases coming into the shop, Forever Fall by Simple Stories caught my eye. Probably as it really is my sort of colours. It’s a seasonal range so not as large as some others from Simple Stories but still with plenty […]

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Pack Your Bags by Carta Bella

Hi Magpies, well the weather as really turned and the nights are drawing in, as I type this its wet, cold and windy outside, so what better way to ignore the miserable weather, then by revisiting my New York holiday photographs, and putting together a few pages using this fab travel collection – Carta Bella […]

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Willow Lane meets random!

Apart from the beautiful papers, embellishments and ephemera, one thing I especially love about scrapbooking is random and Willow Lane does random so well! Crate, and especially Maggie Holmes latest collection ‘Willow Lane’ does random so well. When I saw the panda layered chipboard sticker I knew this collection would suit me right down to […]

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Maps, maps, maps

Hello, it’s Jo here with a range of projects I’ve made featuring maps from the fabulous DCVW World Maps 12 x 12″ paper stack. I was super impressed with the quality of the paper in this pad, it’s a really good thickness, not thin and flimsy. The papers are all double-sided and several feature gold […]

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Going Glam with My Minds Eye

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 3 layouts using the fab new collection ‘Gal Meets Glam’ from my minds eye. As soon as I saw this collection I knew it would be just perfect for my girls, with all the make up & fab sayings but could also be great for all […]

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Looking on the Bright Side of Life with Jen Hadfield

Hi Magpies I hope you are all having a good start to the month of September.  It’s my favourite month as it’s the start of meteorological Autumn and a start of new beginning for so many people. This month I have 3 layouts to share with you, and I am using the Jen Hadfield collection […]

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Shine On Amy Tangerine, Shine On!!!

I picked the new Amy Tangerine, Shine On collection to work with this month and I did 4 LOs with it. Here’s my first one, Shine. I started with the woodgrain Planted Paper and used one of the black and white patterns, Blooms, as a border. The Caramel Cream Nuvo drops went perfectly on the woodgrain […]

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Boys Rule by Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Niki Rowland

Hiya! Niki here with you today and I’m sharing six layouts I’ve made recently using the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. This collection was soooooo popular that it sold out in record time but happily it has all been restocked. This is my favourite collection of 2018 so far and I’ve just absolutely […]

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Maggie Holmes Willow Lane for Crate Paper.

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x This month I was eagerly awaiting this range arriving in the shop. I’d had my eye on Maggie Holmes – Willow Lane since Crate Paper started sharing their sneaks. It has a fun feel with birds, butterflies, flowers & cute animals…whats not to love. Happiness looks a lot […]

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Fancy Pants Designs – On Our Way…

Hi Jackie here, with my layouts for this month using the lovely travel range from Fancy Pants Designs – On Our Way … It is a great collection for your travel layouts or even for everyday layouts. Just Landed …   For my first layout I wanted to document my special treat on my visit […]

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Magnolia Moments Mini Album

This month I had a play with the Fancy Pants Designs collection Magnolia Moments. You can find the whole collection here. I picked the 6×6″ Paper Pad, the Ephemera Pack, the Letterboard Sentiments Pack and the Tape Stickers. I decided to make a mini album about our home using nearly every sheet of paper in […]

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Shine On with Amy Tangerine

Hi Magpies, have you seen some of the new products trickling into the store? Well I shopped & fell in love with the new Any Tan collection, Shine On. A really different colour palette of orange, yellow, teal, pink, lots of black & kraft!!! Hurray for the comeback of kraft. I’ve always loved kraft papers […]

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Does one size fit all your memories?

Hello everyone, I hope you are finding some time to take some to spend in your craft room during this lovely sunny weather.  I must admit it has been nice to send some time crafting, but paper and fans do not mix that well, and I have spent some time chasing small bits of papers […]

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Well Hello – Doodlebug!

Well Hello, lets show off Doodlebug’s Hello collection! Hey Magpies, it’s Rachel here and I am so excited to share this month. I picked the Hello collection from Doodlebug and I could not have loved it more, seriously, I have nine LO’s to share…… NINE! I couldn’t stop making them. I shall try and keep […]

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Simple & Sweet by Pinkfresh Studio

Hey there Magpies, Niki here with you today sharing four layouts made using the very pretty Simple & Sweet collection by Pinkfresh Studio. The collection is full of soft colours, features lemons and pretty florals as well as some very gorgeous gold stickers. For my first layout ‘Amazing’ I’ve used a couple of the papers […]

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Wild ‘at’ Heart

This month I’ve been having so much fun playing with one of the latest Crate collections Wild Heart. At the same time I’ve been breaking into my new Tim Holtz Oxide inks. Daft I know, but finally after a couple of months of having them, I managed to remove the cellophane wrapper. Let’s just say […]

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Simple Stories – Good Vibes

Hi there Sheena here again x For my post this month I chose to use Simple Stories – Good Vibes range. I ordered the Good Vibes 6×8 pad plus chipboard stickers, combo stickers and the bits and pieces set. The bright colours really drew me to this range but initially I wasn’t sure what photos […]

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Boys Rule by Cocoa Vanilla Studios

Hey Magpies, Jackie here with 3 layouts using the fabulous collection from Cocoa Vanilla – Boys Rule.  Definitely a collection I’ve been waiting for this year and the first time it arrived in the shop it sold out so quickly, but as now been restocked – yeah !!!   You Are Awesome   My first […]

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Lil Dude from Simple Stories

Hello Magpies! I’ve had the pleasure this month in working with one of the new-to-the-shop collections from Simple Stories. I always enjoy the ranges that come in from this company – full of bright colours and fun icons, with lots of coordinating embellishments like sticker packs and die cuts. As the mum of two boys […]

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Bloom with Simple Stories

Hello, it’s Jo here with my July DT projects and I got to play with the Simple Stories collection ‘Bloom’. It’s a lovely floral collection with minty blues, peachy pinks and greens. I made two layouts and a mini book using the following products from the collection; the die cut pack, chipboard stickers and the […]

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Creating with Simple & Sweet

Hi Magpies, Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous weather we’re having & maybe doing a bit more scrapping with the world cup on?? But now England are doing well maybe not!!!… Anyway I have 3 layouts to share with you today using the brand new collection from Pinkfresh Studio, Simple & sweet, a beautiful […]

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A sketch for summer

Hello, and happy July! I’ve got a sketch for you today, along with a couple of example pages using a selection of lovely products from the shop. I love a sketch for its ability to help me overcome crafter’s block, and I’ve always enjoyed making multiple pages from the same sketch and giving each a […]

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Spinning round in circles!

Hey Magpies, I’m doing layouts with circles for July! I picked a random assortment of products this month and concentrated on using circles. So one of the first products I picked was these Elle’s Studio, Vellum Circles Sentiments. They’re such pretty colours and I love how the sentiment is cut out of the vellum. After […]

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