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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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WRMK typewriter and minc…

My WRMK typewriter and my Minc machine have both finally come out to play! Yes, I’ve been brave, got them out of their box and used them… Scary stuff for me! I think we’ve all been guilty of buying something – not necessarily scrapbooking related and then ‘saving’ it – be it to wear before we […]

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Gather…

There are many things we gather in life… our thoughts, the leaves and even when sewing! And one thing I’ve gathered when using the latest Maggie Holmes collection is that I adore it! Capture The 12 x 12″ Gather papers are stunning – I was especially smitten with the birds paper ‘Kindred’ So I decided […]

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Cute girl…

Sometimes I simply can’t stop scrapping with a collection and Cute Girl by Crate has done just that! Whether its the classic teal, pink and yellow combo that I’ve fallen for, or because it’s so totally girly and I have three adorable step-daughters, I’m smitten by Cute Girl… Let’s Just Sleep features a cut file […]

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I’m smitten…

This month I’ve have the total pleasure of designing with the new range ‘Love Always’ by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and honestly, I’m smitten! I’ve seen some of my fellow DT use their ranges and loved what’s been created, but have never used one of their ranges myself – I for one will not be looking […]

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Gold is still on trend…

I’m sure that many of us would have thought that by now, gold in the world of scrapbooking would have long gone? It hasn’t and gold is still very much on trend, much to my delight! Whether it’s the magpies in us (no pun intended!) that migrate to the beautiful lustre of gold or whether […]

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Half and half…

I can’t believe we are nearly half way through the year, and about to embark on June! Summer seems to be finally upon us, and the garden is blooming… With these thoughts in mind, I decided to use the gorgeous Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate and challenged myself to create layouts that were […]

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So Tweet

You must have been walking around with your eyes closed to have not seen the recent trends for pineapples and flamingos, but one of the latest trends in the scrapbooking world is for birds – they are so sweet, or should that be so tweet! From detailed chaffinch, woodpecker and thrush, painted in a botanical style […]

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