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Birthday Layouts with Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes and Pretty Little Studio It’s Your Birthday

Hey there, Niki here with you today with five layouts make about my daughter’s 7th birthday, using two collections: Confetti Wishes by Pink Paislee, and It’s Your Birthday by Pretty Little Studio. The reason I have combined the two collections is becuase they compliment each other well and I wanted a mixture of 12×12 papers […]

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Get your crafty on…

Simple Stories couldn’t have found a more perfect name for their recent collection than Crafty Girl. Featuring icons all associated with crafty hobbies including sewing, drawing and painting, or anyone who simply likes to create, this collection is perfect for anyone who loves to craft! A real mixture of colours, this bright collection includes pinks, […]

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Wander with My Minds Eye.

Hi there Magpies x  Sheena here again. This month whilst looking in the shop I spotted a range that I had overlooked before. Wander by My Minds Eye. It has an out door, travel type theme to it so I thought it would be right up my street. To be honest when it arrived I […]

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Bella Blvd – Island Escape

Hi scrappers, Jackie here and this month I’m using a summer collection from Bella Blvd – Island Escape.  I love the fresh tones of this collection and the Bella Blvd – Acrylic words  that Bella Blvd make, go well with not just holiday photographs but also everyone events, and I’ve used two of them that are […]

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Elle’s Studio ‘Good Times’ Mini Book

Hello! Jo here with a mini-book of our recent half term holiday in Cornwall using Elle’s Studio products. These are the Elle’s Studio products I used – Puffy Stickers, Big Moment Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label Stickers, Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneers, Acrylic Words. Plus these which are […]

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Living the Sweet Life with Pretty Little Studio

Hi Magpies, Julie back again today & sharing with you my layouts made using The Sweet Life collection from Pretty Little Studio. The collections from this company really suit my style of scrapping, they do loads of little packs of die cuts & embellishments to add to your pages & I love that.   My […]

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Crushing on Summer collections with Bo Bunny and Heidi Swapp

Hi Magpies, I hope you are all having a good week, and have been enjoying the lovely weather over the past few weeks.  I have also been enjoying all the lovely new summery collections that have been arriving in the shop in the past few weeks.  I have chosen a couple of collections to play […]

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More Nuvo Tips & Techniques!

Hey Magpies, Rachel here with more Nuvo Crystal Drops talk! I’ve already done one post about Nuvo Crystal Drops and it’s here if you want to read it – Nuvo Crystal Drops, the good, the bad and the ugly! Since I wrote that post in September 2017, nothing has changed. I LOVE Nuvos, My collection has […]

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Night Night by Pebbles

Hey there Magpies! Niki here today with five layouts to share using the Night Night collection by Pebbles. Within Night Night there are boy themed products and girl themed products. I went for all the boy ones for obvious reasons! But the girly stuff is really lovely too. The collection as a whole is a […]

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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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Freckled Fawn – My 1st Traveler’s Notebook

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here today x For my post this month I decided to do something totally different for me and try a Traveler’s Notebook from Freckled Fawn. In the shops planner and stationary section there are a number of traveler’s notebooks by different manufacturers for you to choose from. In the past I […]

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Echo Park – Wish Upon a Star Collection

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my blogpost for this month. Last month I went to Paris for a few days with some of the DT and we spent one day at Disneyland Paris – I’ve never been to Disney before and I was super excited to be going even if it was only for one […]

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DCWV Premium paperback stacks

Happy Sunday magpies! Today is your last day to enter our National scrapbooking day challenges – you can find all the details in previous blog posts – so I hope you have a crafty day planned! This month I have been working with one of the paper stacks from DCWV available in the shop now. […]

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Good Day Sunshine!

Well we’ve certainly been fortunate this last week to have seen so much of the sunshine and I have got the perfect summer collection to share with you, Echo Park’s ‘Good Day Sunshine’ collection. It has a lovely retro vibe with bikes, caravans, swimsuits, ice creams and much more. Here’s a picture of the bits […]

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Getting Inky with Oxides

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & sharing with you my love of the relatively new Distress Oxide Inks. I have always loved mixed media, of all kinds, but these inks react so different to other inks & have a great chalky finish to them & now that they’ve brought out the new […]

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Going Monochrome – NSD Challenge

Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful challenges my fellow DT members have been posting since Friday.  I have the pleasure of giving you all the last of this weekends challenges. The challenge I am setting you all is to create a monochrome page.  This of course can be black and white, […]

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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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6×4 Photo – NSD Challenge

Hi all,  hope you are all having a scrapping good time and enjoying the challenges, set my the team.  Mine is a simple one and something that I’ve not done for a while, to use a 6×4 photo – just one – any orientation and any collection – simple right. I’ve used Shimelle – Box […]

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Use paint on your background – NSD challenge.

Hi there Magpies x I hope you are all enjoying the challenges so far & getting a little time to play along. Its now my turn to set a challenge, recently I’ve been trying to add more mixed media to my scrapbook layouts so I challenge you to use paint on a layout background. Feeling […]

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Scraplift Challenge NSD 2018

Hello and welcome to NSD 2018 challenge number 5, a scraplift challenge! I have chosen a favourite layout of mine from 2016. It’s a simple design featuring patterned paper, one photo, two tags, some journaling and clusters of flowers. My challenge to you is to scraplift it, here’s my new take on the layout… I […]

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Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, NSD 2018!

Hey magpies, Rachel here with your NSD 2018 1pm challenge! I have a tic-tac-toe challenge for you. So look at the tic-tac-toe board and use three of the things, in a line, on your creation. So horizontal, vertical or diagonal and have fun!   Here’s the LO I created. I used the amazing Heidi Swapp, […]

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Sketch Challenge – NSD May 2018

Hi Magpies & happy NSD/weekend, hope you’re loving all our challenges & joining in with a few. My challenge this year is to use a sketch. I went with this sketch & pretty much stuck to it.     So why not have a go yourself? Pick a sketch & get creating. Make sure you […]

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Colour Wheel challenge – NSD 2018

Hello and welcome to your second challenge for our national scrapbooking day 2018 weekend of fun! Your challenge from me is to create a page (or other project) using opposing colours on a colour wheel.   I chose orange and aqua for my layout, as you can see, and had fun pulling out some pretty […]

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Moodboard Challenge for National Scrapbooking Day

Good Evening Magpies! It’s Niki here with you setting the first challenge of the weekend. I’ve put together a moodboard for you: I love a moodboard as there’s usually so much that you can get from one. The list I wrote out for this one is: Circles Lemons flowers & leaves watercolour/marbling Pineapples Lemons Cakes […]

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Storybook Inserts for the Heidi Swapp Planner

Hi everyone I hope you have had a good month and you are looking forward to the Scrapbooking fun here on the blog and Facebook group for National Scrapbooking Day.  It will all be kicking off tonight so come back and check the blog later. This month I am sharing more of documenting within my […]

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Hawthorne by Heidi Swapp, it’s beautiful!

Hey Magpies, Rachel here to welcome you into May with the wonderful Hawthorne collection from Heidi Swapp. I love this collection, the pinks and florals along with the navy are lush! Heidi Swapp can’t do much wrong in my eyes and this collection did not disappoint! I bought most of it, except the foil flakes but I […]

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Stay Colorful by Dear Lizzy

Hey there Hey Little Magpie fans! Niki here with you today and I have loads of layouts to share using the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. I knew as soon as I saw this collection that it was perfect for me, nice and girly with pretty colours but not hugely themed. I have a girl […]

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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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Dublin – Travel Notes

Hi there x Sheena here again x This month I’ve been creating with the Simple Stories Travel Notes range and photos from a recent trip to Dublin. Dublin Adventure. I ordered the 6×8 pad from the Travel Notes range & initially wasn’t too sure about this new size but decided to embrace it & feature […]

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Sunshine & Good Time – Amy Tangerine

Hi Magpies, Jackie here with my post for this month using the new collection from Amy Tangerine –  Sunshine & Good Times. Good Times For a change of size, I did a 9×12 with extra photographs in a pocket pages.   For the background I used Amy Tangerine – Sunshine & Good Times Sail Away […]

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