Hey Little Magpie Blog

Posts Categorized / Sam Ball

Life in color

Yet again another month has passed me by… we are already a quarter of the year into 2016, Spring is upon us and I’m using the wonderful Simple Stories collection ‘Life in Color’ for my March blog post. Full of a multitude of colours, this vibrant collection is bound to cheer up even the most […]

3

‘On Trend’ therapy

Sometimes when I’m crafting I use my ‘me’ time as a means of therapy – a time when I can simply drift off into my own little world and shut out the everyday shenanigans! This month I needed more ‘me’ time than usual and the new ‘On Trend 2’ from My Minds Eye was just […]

5

Love changes everything…

Of all of our emotions, love is by far the greatest emotion and ultimately changes everything! Be it the love of a partner, a child, a pet or indeed a hobby such as scrapbooking, the passion deep within from the loving of someone or something and we are smitten! ‘Head over heels’, ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ […]

5

‘Hello Gorgeous’ – need I say more?

‘Hello Gorgeous’ is the super lush range by Heidi Swapp and if ever a name summed up a collection perfectly, first prize would have to go to this one! Although designed to be used in conjunction with the memory planners, I thought that they were way to pretty to be ‘shut away in a book’ […]

4

Portraits in black and white…

So Summer has long gone and it seems like a decade ago that we were last on holiday having formal portraits taken! Although taken in colour, there is something so classy about portraits in black and white… After seeing the simply stunning DIY Home collection by Jen Hadfield, I just knew it would be the […]

6

Text from vintage books…

Text from vintage books – I love to read all about what each page says and often giggle about the manner in which they are written! When I saw that Cedar Lane, the new collection from Pink Paislee featured vintage styled text too, I decided to incorporate both and delved into my antique book collection. And with […]

6

Butterfly crazy…

So this month I may just have gone a little butterfly crazy! I’ve always adored butterflies in home decor, stationery and of course scrapbooking supplies, but hand on heart, I can honestly say that MME have trumped any collection featuring butterflies with their ‘My Story‘ collection and I am crazy about it! Apart from featuring […]

10

Circles and bows!

Circles and bows, bows and circles… This month just in case the title hasn’t given it away, I decided to an abundance of spherical shapes coupled with pretty bows! And why? I was well and truly smitten by the gorgeous embroidery hoops by Crate and set about planning to use at least one on each […]

6

It all begins with cardstock!

I doubt that many layouts begin without either cardstock or some form of patterned paper? And whilst Sarah and Lianne are busy away at CHA sourcing gorgeous new lines for us to drool over, there is so much yummy stash already in the shop it sometimes gets overlooked, even by the true die-hard magpies amongst […]

5

Bold backgrounds and big titles…

Often one to shy away from bold backgrounds and big titles, upon opening the ephemera pack from the Maggie Holmes Confetti collection, which features an abundance of the most stunning acetate or vellum big titles, bold background were simply a must! ‘Happy Day’ started with the bold background paper from the Brighton Pier collection by […]

6
Pages:1234