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Getting messy!

Hi, Tracie here,I have recently been trying my hand at Art Journalling and I suppose it was only natural that some of the techniques I have been playing with have found their way onto my scrapbook pages. The shop has an amazing range of masks and templates and they are so versatlie, they can be […]

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A little of what you don’t fancy…

Louise here with a few LOs to share using papers I don’t like! Well, technically that’s not true, but they are papers I wouldn’t usually think to look at. We all have our favourite paper manufacturers and manufacturers we avoid like the plague because we absolutely do not like their products. Fancy Pants were on […]

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Pebbles Basics Banner & Twine Kits

Hi everyone, Jen G here. I mentioned in my last post that I had stumbled across the Pebbles Basics Banner & Twine kits at the very end of the Retreat in March. I am quite sure that these kits would make gorgeous banners for parties, decorations etc, but I wanted to see how I could […]

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Jen N here today, with a little insight into my process for creating pages with divided page protectors. My scrapbooking style has changed a bit in the last couple of years – I still love to create 12×12 pages, but the albums that we find ourselves looking back at the most are my Project Life […]

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Knee Highs and Bow Ties

What an amazing time we all had at the retreat last weekend. While I was busy teaching and enjoying myself I managed to actually play with some of the new Basic Grey – Knee Highs and Bow Ties collection. My first page incorporates the bows that I taught in my class at the retreat, I […]

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Secrets, secrets……..

What an intriguing title eh?! Well, when thinking about my blog work this month,  I decided that I would cover hidden journaling – as an A4 scrapper, the smaller paper surface means I often find it hard to include the all-important story without compromising my design, so I often turn to hidden or secret journaling […]

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Going loopy

Hi ladies, Tracie here! Hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and are settling back into normality again now? When I came to do this month’s blog post I couldn’t shake off the Christmas crafting I’d been doing and it made it’s way into my layouts! After making several of those ribbon trees that are […]

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Basic Grey.. My new best friend

I was so upset when Sarah told me Sassafras was gone, they were one of my favourite manufacturers. But wait along comes SOLIEL from Basic Grey and even better they have collaborated with Sassafras to make this awesome collection. I don’t mind admitting I begged Sarah to stock it the shop, so you need to […]

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Studio Calico Ephemera

I often surf my way though products in the shop, and hover over an interesting-looking embellishment product but decide not to add it to my virtual basket as it’s hard to be exactly sure what is included in the packet from the little thumbnail released by the manufacturers. This month though, such curiosity got the […]

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Veneer Va-va-vooom!

Like everyone, I totally love the little wood veneer shapes from Studio Calico and the interest, dimension and texture they instantly bring to a page. They are great value for money as you get lots in a packet, the actual quantities varying between the designs. You get so many, that I knew by the time […]

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