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Popsicles and pandas…

Ok, so you’d be right in thinking that ‘Popsicles and Pandas’, one of the latest collections from Bella Blvd might be whacky – it is! And yet, once you start playing with it, especially in this hot weather when the idea of ice cream sounds heavenly, it’s an extremely easy to use, brilliantly co-ordinated collection […]

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Summer Days

Hello, Jo here with my June look at a new collection in from Simple Stories ‘Summer Days’. It’s a lovely collection with a rainbow colour palette and summer icons with a hint of a vintage vibe. I particularly love the retro floral bikinis, I wish Simple Stories made those for real! I decided to combine this […]

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Mixing it up with Bella Blvd.

Hello everyone I hope most of you have been able to enjoy the sunny weather we have been having in the UK over the past few weeks. This month I decided to pick some bright and sunny papers to make a collection of pages for you, these papers all come from Bella Blvd.  I really […]

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Making my mark with Bella Blvd!

Hey Magpies, welcome to June! This month I am working with the amazing Bella Blvd, Make Your Mark collection. I used it in May as well, you can see my post here, last month I did my more clean & simple style LO’s but I also created these more, colourful and busy LO’s as well. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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