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Simple Stories Heart | Giselle Homer

Hello Magpies, I have two new projects to share with you today. I’ve enjoyed using this range of papers and although it might be specifically directed towards those who are recording memories of loved ones who have passed away, there’s still a lot of other subjects you can create with it. My first project is […]

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A bit more Saturday Afternoon by One Canoe Two.

Hey Magpies, Rachel here again with my second post using American Crafts, One Canoe Two – Saturday Afternoon! My first post earlier this month I shared three layouts using a white background and this time, I have three layouts with a black background! The collection works well with both and my friend Stacy challenged me […]

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Best Summer Ever | Niki Rowland

Hey Magpies, Niki here today with two layouts using the Echo Park Collection called Best Summer Ever. I really love this summery collection, it has bright happy colours and will be great for summer photos or holiday photos. For my two layouts today I’m using photos from this years Sports Day. For my first layout […]

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Happy Planner!

Hi Kay here, today I’m sharing my second obsession with you! I’ve always been a list writer, Filofax kind of girl and when the Happy Planner was released it was true love at first sight! Planning has taken over my life in the same way as scrapbooking but anything that helps me stay organized and […]

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Sunshine & Blue Skies | Morag Cutts

Hi there Magpies! It’s sunshine and blue skies at long last so this summery collection from Simple Stories is perfect for the moment. I am having a little inky rainbow moment currently using Distress Oxides. They are so versatile and add a gorgeous splash of colour – perfect for a layout about a unicorn pool […]

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Sparkle City by Shimelle

Hello Magpies, Caroline back with you today. This month I have been working with Shimelle’s Sparkle City collection. I am a big fan of Shimelle’s style of scrapbooking. I remember years ago always loving her layouts in the scrapbooking magazines. However, this is the first of her collections that I have worked with and I […]

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Sunny Days by Maggie Holmes | Jo Boland

Hello summer and hello Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. I’ve chosen to work with this collection this month even though it came out a little while ago. To me it was just too early to be documenting sunny days layouts when the weather was cold and miserable. But now, hurrah I […]

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Out & About in my Travellers Notebook | Sheena Rowlands

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x For my post this month I decided to try to create another travellers notebook to record a recent trip to Verona, Italy. I loved the look of Pinkfresh Out & About so chose 2 of the 12×12 papers, the 6×6 pad and some of the smaller bits, tags, […]

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Homemade Kit Fun

Hi Magpies, Hope you’re enjoying some of this lovely sunny weather but still finding a bit of time to craft? This month I decided to put a bit of a kit together & went with the collections from Crate Paper, Sunny Days, Heidi Swapp, Color Fresh & Dear Lizzy, It’s all good. the colours seems […]

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Indigo & Ivy – Pink Paislee – Philippa McCray

Hi there Magpies! I’m having fun this month playing with the new Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee. I love the subtle colours and the mix of florals, butterflies, leaves, stripes and so much more! The embellishments and ephemera are just gorgeous! I also got my hands on the beautiful Paper Fashion gouache paint […]

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Collection re-visit

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my first blogpost of July.  I decided to re-visit one of the collections I’ve used in the past few months,  the lovely travel collection from PinkFresh Studio – Out & About for my first layout. Not the Real Thing Yet! As you read this I will be in New York […]

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Heart from Simple Stories | Giselle Homer

Hi Magpies, I’m back with my first 2 layouts for July. Summer is really upon us now so I started off with a summer themed page, using a cut file from the Silhouette Store. I particularly liked this design as it uses the negative image so I cut it directly out of the background page, […]

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Check out Saturday Afternoon by One Canoe Two

Hey Magpies, Rachel here! I decided to push myself this month and I picked One Canoe Two, Saturday Afternoon to work with. I will be brutally honest, I was not a big fan of this collection. I am far more drawn to bright colours, the brighter the better. So the darker colours of this line […]

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More from our guest designer Claire Murphy

I love how happy, bright and cheerful the Simple Stories collections are. I couldn’t wait to use the new Oh Happy Day collection to document a recent scrapbook retreat with my girl friends. I used a 4×4 album to create a mini album for this event. The pocket page inserts are great to be able […]

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July 2019 Monthly Challenge | Travel Theme

Jo here with the July monthly challenge. This month I’m asking you to make a travel themed layout.

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June Challenge Reminder :

Frames set by Julie Taylor Hi Magpies, just a reminder that the monthly challenge for June will be open until midnight on the 30th June 2019. Simply create a layout or project using a frame/frames & upload onto our Hey Little Magpie Facebook group, add your creation to the challenge album. We will draw a […]

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Little Adventurer – Pink Paislee

Hi Magpies, Kay here today sharing more layouts from this fab baby collection Little Adventurer – Pink Paislee I’ve had so much fun digging out the old baby photos! For my first layout I used some acrylic paint and texture paste on my background paper to create a sky effect and then added some little […]

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Versatile Travel Collection from Carta Bella

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to our summer travel plans. While I’m waiting for my summer holiday, I do like to get in the mood by scrapping a previous holiday. The Let’s Travel collection from Carta Bella really inspired me to get scrapping. When we visited Prague in the Czech Republic, […]

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Paige Evans – Horizon Part 2

Hello Magpies, I’m back with my second post of the month featuring the lovely Horizon collection from Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. In my last post, I used a number of the rainbow papers from the collection, so I wanted to move away from those designs slightly in these layouts.  Hello Sunshine  With my first […]

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Carta Bella ‘Let’s Travel’ Part 2 | Jo Boland

Hey there, I’m back with part two of my June DT projects using the fabulous Carta Bella ‘Let’s Travel’ collection. You can find part one here. Fun Times This Way – 2018 First up is the layout above ‘Fun times this way’ and documents places where I stayed away during the year of 2018. The […]

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Mixing Crate Paper | Sheena Rowlands

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x For this post I have continued to use a mix of ranges by Crate Paper – All Heart and Maggie Holmes Sunny Days to create 2 layouts. The colours used in these ranges make them perfect to use together. Hey You. For my first page I had a […]

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More Color Kalidescope

Hi Magpies, Julie back again today sharing 2 more layouts made with the great collection Color Kaleidoscope from Vicki Boutin. Dream On I was lucky enough to be gifted some of the Mixed Media backgrounds paper by my fellow DT member Jackie & chose this one, with the pink, yellow & coral inks on & […]

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Happy Mail!

Hi there Magpies, Philippa back with you today sharing two more projects using the Horizon collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. My first layout documents a recent Happy Mail swap I took part in, Paper 22 was perfect! I started by fussy cutting all the little envelopes and postage stamps. Initially I chose a […]

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Guest designer: Claire Murphy

This month we’re excited to welcome our first ever guest designer! Many of you will know Claire Murphy from her lovely creations over at UK Scrap Addicts. We love her enthusiasm for this wonderful hobby and were delighted when she agreed to guest design for us. Read on to see her pages… When I was […]

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Part 2 – Minibook – Jen Hadfield – Chasing Adventures

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my 2nd blogpost for this month and sharing a few more of my minibook using the lovely collection from Jen Hadfield –  Chasing Adventures and labels and stamps from Elle’s Studio. I incorporated a lot of journalling throughout the album which I typed into my computer and printed onto A4 […]

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Oh, So Happy! Part 2.

Hello again Magpies, I’m back with a couple more layouts using Simple Stories fun collection called ‘Oh, Happy Day!’ I’ve really enjoyed using these papers and there’s still plenty left for more layouts. My first layout uses a large cut file for the title. I backed the letters with the dark floral paper and used […]

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June Happiness part II

Hey Magpies! I am back with my second post using the amazing Happiness collection from Cocoa Vanilla. This is a wonderful collection and if you haven’t seen it or taken a closer look at it, you really should because it’s fab, versatile and works for so many types of projects. My first LO I created […]

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It’s All Heart | Niki Rowland

Hi Everyone, Niki here today with my two latest layouts. I’ve used Crate Paper All Heart this month. For my first layout I made a star burst shape out of the different patterned papers. I distressed the edges of each piece and then stuck them to my layout. I added machine stitched lines using silver […]

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Little Adventurer – Pink Paislee

Hi Magpies! Kay here with 3 layouts from this beautiful collection. I dug out some pics of my son when he was little and set to work. I used a silhouette cut file and various stamps to add more detail and made some badges using my new toy – a badge maker! For my second […]

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