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Maggie Holmes Gather Project Life Kit

It’s Jo here with a look at the ‘new’ Maggie Holmes Gather Project Life core kit. I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this in the UK and it was worth the wait, it’s totally gorgeous! (Note – the kit is currently out of stock, but more are on the way, so sign up […]

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Using your Stash

Hello! It’s Jo here with some scrapbook layouts using old supplies mixed with some new bits and pieces. I know there will be several of you who have shopped in the current sale, and others who may have some of these supplies lurking in your stash. Layout 1 – ‘You had me at the stylish packaging’ […]

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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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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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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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Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy

I was really looking forward to getting my hands on the new Dear Lizzy collection ‘Lovely Day’, the colour palette is beautiful and there’s lots of fabulous florals and cute animals. It doesn’t disappoint. Although I do feel I need a trip to France to do some of the embellishments justice! I have three layouts […]

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Saturday, Bloom and Gather revisited

Hurrah, lots of new collections have arrived in store yesterday! This of course meant they weren’t in when I was making my monthly projects, so I revisited three of my favourite collections; Maggie Holmes’ Bloom and Gather and Dear Lizzy’s Saturday. Yes, there are still products from these stunning collections in the store and they […]

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Freckled Fawn – Shine Kit

Hello, it’s Jo here with my January Creative Team projects. This month I got to play with the Freckled Fawn ‘Shine’ embellishment kit, it’s full of gorgeous pieces and comes in a matching floral pouch. The Shine kit has acetate florals, felt die-cut blooms, cork alphabet, washi tape, flairs, chipboard arrows and phrase stickers, glitter […]

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Christmas Card Ideas

Hello December and hello to manic Christmas crafting which is a customary part of our papercrafting hobby, or is that just me? Well this is not quite the blog post I thought I’d be writing. I sat down at my desk a few days ago to make my Creative Team projects with the Simple Stories ‘Mistletoe […]

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