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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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Flowers galore…

I don’t think there is a better way to describe the stunning new In Bloom collection by My Minds Eye than to say it features flowers galore… It’s such a stunning collection, featuring an abundance of blossoms and blooms, with an emphasis on oversized flower heads, evocative of botanical prints. In fact, some of the […]

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Inspired by Wilna…

I’m sure most of us have scrapbooking idols? I certainly have a few including Wilna Furstenberg. Her style, for those of you not familiar with it, is very much inspired by art journaling. Wilna uses patterned paper sparingly, but tends to use plenty of embellishments along with striking cut files, usually in white or black card […]

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Oasis…

Of all the latest collections launched at CHA 2017, a firm favourite of mine has to be Oasis by Crate Paper! Whether I’m drawn to it by the stunning green tones of aqua and teal, complemented by the rich raspberry pink and subtle coral colours, or whether its simply a case of “You had me at […]

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