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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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Box of Crayons

I was so excited to get my hands on Shimelle’s latest collection for American Crafts – Box of Crayons. Bright colours, glitter, holographic finishes, fun icons, just gorgeous! And the embellishments – a wonderful array of beautiful products like glittery enamel shapes, teeny puffy stickers, decorative patches, shaker stickers, two sets of Thickers, photo corners, […]

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Mixing it up with Prima Amelia Rose

Hello! This month I thought I’d have a play with the Prima Marketing Amelia Rose collection, but decided to mix it with some 12 x 12″ papers and thickers from other collections. Layout 1 – Haircuts & Coffee Cups For this layout I used the gorgeous Webster’s Paper The Good Life ‘Natural Wrapping’ paper, with […]

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Getting Fresh with Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Magpies, Julie back again today & showing you 3 layouts I’ve made using all 3 of the lovely new collections from Pinkfresh Studio, A Case of the Blahs, Let your heart decide & The Mix 2, I also used the gorgeous rose gold puffy alphabet stickers from the Be You collection. I love the […]

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Spring in to creating with Jen Hadfield

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good Easter and have recovered from eating too much chocolate, I also hope that you have found time to have some scrapping time too.  I have now banished (eaten) all the chocolate eggs and and have a scrap desk full of beautiful spring themed stash. This month I […]

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Flourish into April with Maggie Holmes!

Hey Magpies, Rachel here today with the lovely Flourish collection from Maggie Holmes. I hope everyone is having a very happy Easter! Grab a cuppa and settle down for a few moments and have a look at what I’ve created this month. I worked with Flourish last month as well, I had so much left […]

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A Little Pick Me Up by Niki Rowland

Hey there Magpies, Niki here today sharing a few layouts made using the gorgeous new collection by Paige Evans called Pick Me Up.  I absolutely love the mix of colours in this collection, from girly pinks to navy blues. For my first layout I used one of the ombre striped pink papers to cut this […]

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Hooray for Websters Pages

Anyone who loves fussy cutting would have been as delighted as me to see that the new Websters Pages collections had arrived in the shop. The Good Life, with its delicate botanical designs offered me the chance to get my fine scissors out and get cutting! And once I’d started, I couldn’t stop…   Equally […]

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Confetti Wishes – Pink Paislee

  Hi there Sheena here again x When I was looking at all the new ranges as they came into the shop, the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes caught my eye. Its a little brighter than I would normally go for but I thought it would be lovely & cheerful to work with whilst its so […]

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BoBunny – Stay Awhile

Hello Magpie, Jackie here with my blogpost for this month, have you seen the ranges from some of the  new manufacturers that the store is now stocking,   I decided to try and get out of my comfort zone and choose this new range from BoBunny – Stay Awhile, and picked some papers that wouldn’t […]

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Blast Off! with My Minds Eye

Sometimes the stars align and a paper collection turns up that is a perfect match to one of your photos. That is what happened for me with the new Blast Off collection from My Minds Eye. Click here to find Blast Off in the shop. I had this on-ride photo from our trip to Disneyland […]

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Maggie Holmes Flourish Collection

Hello, it’s Jo here with my DT projects for March and I got to play with my favourite designer’s new collection ‘Flourish’ by Maggie Holmes. It’s beautiful, if you love florals, vintage and soft colours like me. For my first layout I used the the patterned papers ‘Calliope’ (camera paper) and ‘Greenhouse’ (yellow gingham b-side) with […]

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Lets Go with Here & There

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today sharing 3 layouts using the new travel collection from Crate Paper. I just love all Crate Papers collections & this one was no exception, travel themed with colours in coral, mint, yellow & pink with a touch of woodgrain/kraft thrown in. For my 1st layout ‘NYC bus trip’ […]

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Heidi Swapp Memory Planner – Documenting 2018

Hi All, I hope you are all in the warm, and have not been too disrupted by the snow that has hit Britain.  I know the posties all carrying the HLM pizza boxes have been doing their best battling the adverse conditions. This month I am going to share with you how I am documenting […]

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Maggie Holmes Flourish, it’s just beautiful!

Hi Magpies, Rachel here and I choose to kick off March with Maggie Holmes, Flourish collection! Now I must admit, when I first saw this collection online, I wasn’t that fussed over it. I thought it was a bit samey, the colours were dull and I didn’t think I needed it. Well, I will confess, I […]

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