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{Beyond the mask}

 I love to find new ways to use products, and this month I decided to have a look at using masks in ways you might not think to straight away. Masks are usually designed and sold with lines of mists, and they work great together, giving lovely patterns to your pages. However, there are other […]

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May Sketch Challenge

Are you ready for our new challenge? This month Louise has designed a sketch for you, which a few of the design team have already had a play with and come up with some stunning samples. All you have to do to be with a chance of winning a £20 e-voucher is create a layout or […]

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It’s hip to be Square!

With a constant flow of irresistible new stash  and tools continually arriving in the shop (and our craft spaces) it’s easy to forget about some of the long standing basics we have all had in our stash since the dawn of scrapbooking time. It’s my aim in this post is to help you rediscover one […]

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April challenge winner

We had some fabulous entries into our challenge this month, and the DT have really enjoyed seeing all the different interpretations of the sketch. Thank you to all who took part.Unfortunately there can only be one winner, and this month the DT have voted Leanie as our winner. Here’s Leanie’s winning layout, we just loved […]

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dimensional flower punch

This month I have been having fun with the gerber daisy dimensional flower punch from EK Success. These punches are so versatile and fun to use! On my first layout I wanted to keep the colours quite subtle to match the photos of my grandson and so I opted for My Mind’s Eye, On The bright […]

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Zig zags and sticky tape.

Hi it’s Louise here again with a few LOs to share. At our retreat in March we used an EK Success zig zag punch as part of one of our make and takes. Quite a few people fell in love with the punch so I decided to have a play with it too. I’ve tried […]

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One blueprint, three layouts

The trend for patchwork on layouts is very popular right now. I am particularly drawn to my earliest patchwork pattern, the hexagon. I remember working with my grandmother, cutting out paper templates, cutting out the fabric, stitching the paper template inside the fabric…I remember, she had more patience that me! I tried looking for a […]

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One Month Later

 A whole month has gone by since our fabulous retreat. Have you used any of the techniques we demonstrated over the weekend? I combined techniques from Helen’s class and Jen N’s class on this page. I made the chevron pattern in exactly the same way as we did in Helen’s class, I just made it […]

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* * Adding details to your pages * *

Good morning, it’s Laura here and today I am going to share with you a couple of tips (and links to handy products that Sarah’s Cards stock!) to help you add little details to your scrapbook pages.  I have created three pages using the same supplies.  As you will see the pages are all very […]

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Amy Tangerine Wow

I adore the New Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection, I had one of everything and thats very rare for me. If you haven’t already seen it you need to take a look at this inspiring colourful collection HERE If you find it hard to work with bright colours try using small amounts against a dark background […]

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Vanilla Sunshine

Mmmmm as soon as I read the delicious name of this release by SEI (it sounds like some sort of warm, heavenly cake to me!!), I knew I’d have to order some bits and have a play with them! Over the next few days I will be sharing with you a few pages I have […]

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{Ribbon Love}

One stash item that I constantly seem to be buying is ribbon – I love it in all colours and styles, and use it on my pages a lot. I’ve noticed that a few people have mentioned to me that they too love ribbon, but they struggle to use it on their pages, so I […]

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April blog challenge

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and have not over indulged too much in chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. Are you ready for our new challenge? This month Tracy has designed a sketch for you, which a few of the design team have already had a play with and come up with some stunning samples. All you have […]

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Pin it!

No, not another reference to Pinterest, but a title inspired by a piece of paper I spotted in the shop.  At the recent retreat, I picked up the collection pack for the new Echo Park ‘Note to Self’ range.  I’d been waiting for the papers to come in to the shop ever since I spotted […]

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March Challenge winner

Our winner this month is Emma with her layout, Dispenser. I love that she had saved all her name badges and used them on this layout. Congratulations Emma. Please drop Sarah & Lianne a line at liannemail@sarahscardsltd.com to claim your £20 evoucher. The challenge for April is due up after the long weekend. Hope to […]

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Another newbie!

Hi, it’s Tracie here, with my first blog post for Sarah’s cards.Firstly I want to thank Sarah and Lianne for inviting me to join such a fantastic design team and I’m really looking forward to working with some of the goodies available in the fabby shop! Anyway on to scrapping……At christmas I received some lovely handmade […]

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Doodle crazy!

Hi, it’s Louise back with a few LOs to share. This month I chose Authentique, Celebrate as the basis for my blog post. As soon as I saw these papers I knew the colours and designs would be really usable for scrapping photos of my boys. Straight away I was drawn to the bold floral […]

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Do you DIY ?

Hi people. It is Ifa with you today. Hope you have recovered from the retreat. Have you seen these ? DIY Thickers! What a great idea…undecorated Thickers in all your favourite fonts. So many possibilities. The DIY Thickers have adhesive, both top and bottom. You peel off the top cover to add glitter, micro bead […]

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March 2012 Retreat: Class Layouts…

So far this week, we’ve shared some of the photos from last weekend’s retreat.  The DT worked hard to create some layouts that were taught in the classes to the delegates which we thought we’d share here too. Claire’s class: creating a paper flower and the cardboard, distressed window feature. Helen’s class: a ‘any size’ […]

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More photos as promised.

A lot more infact! Hi, it’s Jen G here again. I tried hard to get a shot of everyone over the weekend I hope I got you all on at least one photo. First, however, I have one more layout to share with you. I used all the same products as the set of 3 […]

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The New Girl on the Team.

Hi there. It’s Jen G here with my first blog post as an official DT member. We have just had the most amazing retreat weekend – a huge thank you to everyone who came along and made the weekend the success it was. I will add some photos here in the next couple of days. […]

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* * Products perfect for Project Life * *

Hello all, it’s Laura here and today I am going to introduce to you a few products available in the shop that work perfectly for “Project Life” I know that there are a lot of UK scrappy folk who are jumping on the project life bandwagon but if you are new to the game then […]

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Authentique – New line

Have you been looking at all the new Cha procucts being added to Sarahs Cards lately? There really are some stunning new ranges out this time, so much so that I’m struggling to choose which I want to use first…hmmm descisions, descisions. Well finally I made one and chose to use the delightful Authentique Genuine. […]

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More Charming….

It’s Natalie again with my second page using the new gorgeous This & that “Charming” line from Echo Park. I love the versatility of papers made of various patterned strips like the Border Strips sheet in this range – you could easily create a page with one of these and a sheet of cardstock or […]

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Charming pages for your album :)

It’s Natalie here for the next two days to show you how I put the gorgeous Echo Park This & That Charming collection to good use in my album…. My fist page is this, documenting about how MR T and I love planning little photographic adventures for days out together. As always, click for a […]

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Sugar high!

Funny stories always deserve to be scrapped, and this one has been waiting a few months to be documented. I had been holding out for the perfect papers to go with the photos, and the new Pebbles ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ line was just right.  These photos tell a story that happened on Benjamin’s first birthday. […]

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March Challenge

Ready for another challenge ? This month’s challenge is brought to you by Ifa and I am challenging you to create a layout inspired by the work place. Do you work ? I challenge you to scrap about your work, whether you love it or loath it. If you don’t work, how about scrapping about […]

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Still waiting for baby.

I have another 2 LOs that I created for my friends baby’s album to share with you today. Both are very simple in style, and use techniques showcased previously on this blog. See how to create a photo strip/collage here, and how to create spot colour on a photo here. I dipped into old stash and used a piece […]

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Waiting for baby.

Hello all, it’s Louise with a couple of LOs to share. My best friend is very full of baby, and we are all eagerly awaiting her little boy. I’ve started a scrapbook for him, and can’t wait for those very first fresh from heaven baby photos. Part of the excitement of preparing for the little […]

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February Challenge Winner!

Well, you certainly went to town with our movie-themed challenge for February! Thank you to all our participants for your fabulous entries: InLinkz.com Of course, there can only be one winner, and we are excited to announce that this month the DT chose: Natalie Jane Congratulations Natalie! Please drop Sarah & Lianne a line at […]

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