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Midnight by Cocoa Vanilla Studio

If you love Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then you’re sure to love their latest range Midnight… It’s a seamlessly co-ordinated range of papers with an ombre of colours ranging from palest pinks to the darkest blues… I guess that’s why it’s called Midnight? It’s certainly a very pretty collection, lending itself to more girly layouts. I […]

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Hooray, another fabulous collection from Crate Paper!

Full of bright colours, Hooray will bring a smile to anyone’s face because it’s so fun! With typical, quirky elements including a birthday crocodile and ostrich, what’s not to love? Designed in honour of that one special day a year, it’s suitable for more than just birthday themes! And that’s exactly what I did – […]

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Let’s get Flirty Fleur

The Hey Little Magpie shop has recently started stocking Prima. When Flirty Fleur, one of their collections reached the ‘shelves’, I knew it was a collection right down my street. With a monochromatic combination of black and white, but with teal tones to add contrast, what’s not to love? Plus for a bit of bling, […]

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Getting crafty with Auburn Lane

Upon first glance, you may well not recognize that Auburn Lane is by Pink Paislee. Its Autumnal colours of peaches, ochre, greens and brown feature copper highlights. They are not the usual, brighter colours often used in Pink Paislee collections. It’s such a pretty collection for which to scrap all our autumnal photos with. For […]

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Stitching and BIG title for National Scrapbooking Day 2018

Preparing a Sunday roast? You haven’t got time for that! You’ve got layouts to create! If you’ve not scrapped out and have still got some energy left, why not give this challenge a go… Simply add stitching to your layout, be it machine or hand stitching and a LARGE title… To enter the challenge, simply […]

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My Happy Place …

We all have a special somewhere that is our happy place… Whether it’s reading bedtime stories to kids or grandchildren, leisurely walks in the countryside or coffee and cake in a favourite cafe, I’m sure we all share one happy place together – our crafting space. As well as my craft room, one place that […]

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Catching flies…

Apart from frogs or the Venus Fly Trap plant, when else do you catch flies? The term ‘catching flies’ can used to describe someone fast asleep! And usually with their mouth agog! I was recently caught in act and my husband decided to take a snap! Initially I might have been a bit annoyed… however […]

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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’s is nearly here….

And doesn’t it make you feel great? Whether it’s simply the warmer weather or the longer evenings for more scrapping time, Summer definitely gives you the feel good factor! As soon as it gets that bit warmer, I like nothing better than looking back on last years’ Summer holiday photos and if I haven’t already […]

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Sewing Challenge for NSD

Happy NSD or in our case Happy NSW (National Scrapbooking Weekend!) My how time flies…. A year has flown by and we rare back with another fun packed weekend of challenges to whet your appetite, stir your creativity and inspire you to get down to some serious scrapbooking! I adore sewing on my layouts, so […]

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