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Playing with Mixed Media

Hi Magpies, Julie back again sharing with you my love of mixed media. When I first started scrapbooking, around 9 years ago, mixed media was more for art journaling & seemed very dark with dull colours of brown, black etc but it’s really come into it’s own in the last few years & a trend […]

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Feeling the Love

Hello everyone I hope most of you have been able to enjoy some crafting time and have been creating memories ready to scrapbook.  I had a wonderful June with a crafting mini-break with some of the Hey Little Magpie Team, lots of fun photos were taken, which I am sure will be appearing on a […]

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Clean & Simple with Pinkfresh, The Mix No.1

Hey Magpies! I hope everyone is having a great summer here in the northern hemisphere and I know I have some readers from down under so I hope the winter isn’t treating you guys too bad. I was struggling to get creative this month so I went back to my traditional style of clean & simple LO’s […]

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Dream On by Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Magpies, Niki here with you today, sharing five layouts make with the Dream On collection by Pinkfresh Studio. This collection is so pretty with a soft and subtle colour palette which makes for dreamy and beautiful layouts. I bought the collection pack so I had all the papers twice and quite a lot of […]

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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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Magnolia Jane stamping

Hi there, Sheena here again x I don’t know about you but I really like buying stamps but don’t often use them! I’m trying really hard to break this “collecting” habit but when I saw the stamps in Heidi Swapp’s Magnolia Jane collection and how reasonably priced they were, I just had to have them. […]

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A bit of this and a bit of that!

While thinking about what I wanted to create this month…I came up with the idea to try and do a 12 by 12 page and then stretch myself and do something off the page. I  love the 6 by 6 paper pads. I will often buy them as I love the fact that the patterns […]

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Pebbles/Jen Hadfield – Simple Life

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my blogpost for this month.  This month I’ve chosen the lovely collection from Simple Life by Jen Hadfield/Pebbles, there are always collections in the shop that I over look at first, but then when I come across them, I think why hadn’t I seen these before and into my basket […]

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You Rock! Scrapbooking with Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Cocoa Vanilla Studio have fast become one of my favourite manufacturers to work with. Their collections are fresh and fun, with beautiful embellishments and stunning paper designs. This month I’ve been creating with the latest collection to hit the shop from Cocoa Vanilla Studio – You Rock. This collection is aimed at boys, with plenty […]

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Summer Days

Hello, Jo here with my June look at a new collection in from Simple Stories ‘Summer Days’. It’s a lovely collection with a rainbow colour palette and summer icons with a hint of a vintage vibe. I particularly love the retro floral bikinis, I wish Simple Stories made those for real! I decided to combine this […]

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Live Laugh Love

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 3 layouts using the lovely new collection ‘live, laugh, love, by Elle’s Studio. I love Elle’s Studio for it’s primary colours & fab embellishment packs, great for my style of scrapping. For my first layout ‘Fun’ I first stamped a piece of white cardstock, using the […]

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Mixing it up with Bella Blvd.

Hello everyone I hope most of you have been able to enjoy the sunny weather we have been having in the UK over the past few weeks. This month I decided to pick some bright and sunny papers to make a collection of pages for you, these papers all come from Bella Blvd.  I really […]

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Making my mark with Bella Blvd!

Hey Magpies, welcome to June! This month I am working with the amazing Bella Blvd, Make Your Mark collection. I used it in May as well, you can see my post here, last month I did my more clean & simple style LO’s but I also created these more, colourful and busy LO’s as well. […]

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A Mixture of Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there Magpies, Niki here with you today with a few layouts using three different collections by Fancy Pants Designs. I really enjoy working with Fancy Pants Designs collections as they are all really fun and easy to use without being too whimsicle. I find they fit with most of my everyday photos and I […]

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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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Wild at Heart- B side beauties.

Hi there x Sheena here again. I’ve always been a fan of Cocoa Vanilla Studios paper ranges and their Wild at Heart range is no exception. The colour ways in this range particularly appeal to me & I think you agree too as it flies off the shelves at the shop. For the two pages […]

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All pretty in white and pink!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited for this to be my official first post for Hey Little Magpie! It did take me a while to choose what I wanted to use this month as there was so much to choose from…in the end I settled on the paper by American Crafts Dear Lizzy Happy Place […]

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Mix it up …

Hi everyone, Jackie here today, my project this month was going to be my dipping my toes into the’ travellers notebook craze’, after I got one from a friend as a thank you gift, but though one thing and another I’ve not managed to get the completed book finished, but at the end I will share […]

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Bella Blvd Bits n Pieces

Hello magpies! I hope you all enjoyed a bit of crafty time for national scrapbooking day last weekend, and maybe you had a chance to join in with some of our challenges over in our Facebook group. Entries close at midnight on 14th May, so there’s a little time left if you want to add […]

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Jo’s Week in the Life

I do love a good project that documents everyday life and this one ‘Week in the Life’ by Ali Edwards is always one I enjoy taking part in and have done since 2008. If you’ve not heard about it then you can click on the link above to Ali’s blog, but basically it’s a week […]

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Product challenge for National Scrapbooking day!

Afternoon everyone! Wendy here for my first ever Hey little Magpie post! I am really excited to be here and even better that it coincides with a fun scrapbooking weekend! Welcome to my challenge for this weekend! I collect scrapbooking products….I am pretty sure I am not the only person here to do that! I […]

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Scraplift Yourself – NSD Challenge

Hi Magpies, happy NSD/ weekend, hope you’re loving all our challenges & finding time to join in. My challenge for you is to scraplift yourself, or someone who inspires you, but in a slightly different way than the original layout.   My original layout had the strips of paper down the left hand side & […]

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More Photos Please – NSD Challenge

Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoyed the challenges that have been up so far this weekend for International Scrapbooking Day. It’s my turn to set the challenge, so I have one perfect for prolific photo takers like me. My challenge is for you to use 4 or more photos on a 12×12 page. I […]

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NSD – Elements Challenge

Hello there, it’s Jo here with challenge number 7 and it’s an elements challenge. I’d like you to choose at least four of the six elements listed below and use them on a scrapbook layout. Mixed media background (paint – watercolour/acrylics, inks or mists, art crayons etc). Three or four colours picked from your photo/s […]

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BIG Title – challenge for NSD

  Hey Magpies, welcome to my challenge for National Scrapbooking Day! My challenge for you is pretty simple, use a BIG title! Here’s my example below, it is an old LO I did for the blog (Nov 2016) so you may have seen it before. I used an extra large alphabet for my title, it […]

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Monochrome + Colour challenge – NSD

Hi there Magpies, Here is my National Scrapbooking Day challenge for you. I’d like you to make a layout using only Black, White and Grey PLUS only 1 other colour of your choice. As you can see I chose pink as my colour of choice. Lovely. I used a cut file & backed it with […]

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Sketch Challenge – NSD – May 2017

Hello Magpies, Jackie here to set my challenge for the weekend, which is to use the following sketch. The sketch is a PageMaps one and you can find a range of sketches here. I tend to used sketches as a starting point, I sometimes follow the sketch fully, other times I adapt to suit my […]

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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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Moodboard Challenge for NSD

Hey Magpies! Niki here with you this evening with a Moodboard Challenge! Simple be inspired by the moodboard above and make a layout or project based on that inspiration. The colours were my starting point and I used the very gorgeous Wild at Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Other inspiration I have taken from […]

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Circles – A national scrapbook day challenge

Good evening all! I’m here to kick off our celebration weekend for NSD2017 with your first challenge. The task I set for you is to create a project (it can be a layout, or a card, or whatever else takes your fancy) using circles as your predominant design element. Maybe you’ll choose one large circle, […]

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