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Pinkfresh Studio – Just a Little Lovely

Hi Magpies, I hope you are all having a lovely summer and making lots of memories for your scrapbooks. Today, I have three layouts for you using a new collection from Pinkfresh Studio called Just a Little Lovely. It is a beautiful collection with lots of soft watercolours and florals. I chose Just a Little […]


August 2019 Monthly Challenge

Hi Magpies, it’s Caroline and I’m here to set your challenge for August. Can you believe it is really August already, where is this year going! From discussions in the Chat and Inspiration Facebook group, I can see that you all enjoy a sketch. Therefore, I have a sketch challenge for you this month. It […]


Sparkle City by Shimelle – Part 2

Hey Magpies, it’s Caroline back again. Today, I’m sharing three more layouts using Shimelle’s Sparkle City collection from American Crafts.  Riding the Waves  For my first layout I wanted to pick up on the shades of blue and turquoise in the photos and ended up making a monochromatic layout. Which is something I very rarely […]


Sparkle City by Shimelle

Hello Magpies, Caroline back with you today. This month I have been working with Shimelle’s Sparkle City collection. I am a big fan of Shimelle’s style of scrapbooking. I remember years ago always loving her layouts in the scrapbooking magazines. However, this is the first of her collections that I have worked with and I […]

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Paige Evans – Horizon Part 2

Hello Magpies, I’m back with my second post of the month featuring the lovely Horizon collection from Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. In my last post, I used a number of the rainbow papers from the collection, so I wanted to move away from those designs slightly in these layouts.  Hello Sunshine  With my first […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Oh Happy Day – Simple Stories

Hi there Magpies, it’s Caroline here. Today I am sharing three layouts using the Oh Happy Day collection from Simple Stories. I have been a fan of Simple Stories for many years now and always look forward to seeing their new collections. Oh Happy Day has lots of bright bold colours, including one of my […]

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NSD Challenge #9 – Starting Point

Hi Magpies, Caroline here and welcome to challenge number 9 for National Scrapbooking Day. I hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful challenges so far. This afternoon I have a starting point challenge for you. I challenge you to start your layout using the following configuration of patterned paper. For my 12 x 12 […]

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More Happiness – Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Magpies, today I’m back with three more layouts featuring the gorgeous Happiness collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. It is such a bright and colourful collection, that I thought it would be perfect for all those summer photos. Hello Summer When I first saw this collection, I absolutely loved the Good Vibes rainbow paper.  So, […]

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