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Falala by Crate Paper

I make no apologies for sharing Christmas projects in October, in fact I’m surprised I held off for so long! I love all things Crate Paper, and I absolutely adore this ‘Falala‘ collection. For me it is the perfect combination of sweet vintage images and a beautiful colour palette. The first layout ‘Falalalala’ uses the b-side […]

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Elle’s Studio – Tag you’re it!

It’s September and ‘tag, I’m it!’ This month I chose to create with the Elle’s Studio embellishments and in particular the lovely cork tags. You get four cork tags in the pack, they say Summer, Love, Today and the other is a star. The Summer tag gave me the idea to make a tag album, […]

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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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