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November Retreat 2011

Hello, Rachel again, so we have had a fabulous weekend at the retreat this weekend, I have been taking a few photos to show you what we got up to. Beautiful Bar Bit of behind scenes unpacking eekkk Stopped for a spot of dinner Some pricing everything was very tempting bit of last minute pricing […]

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Hello all, I have to pre schedule this post as on the 6th of November I and a good chunk of the DT will be away on the Sarahs Cards Retreat, having a fabulous time I am sure! So this months I have used possibly every paper manufacturer in the shop Cosmo Crate Studio Calico […]

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Double the fun!

If you are anything like me, you’ll often get the idea for a project that requires more than just one scrapbook page. We’ve recently enjoyed renovating old furniture for our new home together, and I wanted to document the “befores and afters” but I had far too many pictures for just one page. I firstly considered […]

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Hi Sandie here!  I adore sketches, and whenever I am in a scrapbooking rut I will refer to my catalogue of saved sketches to get my mojo going again.  What I love about them is the versatility they offer, you can rotate them, flip them even reduce the whole sketch in size to create a […]

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More tags, tickets and a twist of twine…

Welcome middle of the week, not long until the weekend Wednesday… I like Wednesdays, especially as today it means only 1 more sleep until I meet up with the rest of the DT at the November 2011 Sarah’s Cards Retreat! I have another LO to share using tags, the Tim Holtz journalling tickets and baker’s twine. […]

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Tickets, tags and a little bit of twine…

It’s Louise again, which means it’s the start of a brand new month. Hope you’ve all recovered from the trick or treat adventures of last night.This month I chose to work with A mix of Studio Calico Classic and Memoir, the Lily Bee Memorandum 6×6 pad, and the lush Tim Holtz Journalling Tickets. I like […]

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It’s official, Summer’s End(ed)

It’s the end of the month again so it is Ifa again with you. Happy Halloween for tomorrow! I have a couple of layouts to share with you. I used to love Fancy Pants but I haven’t been drawn to buy a range until I saw Summer’s End. I love the stylised tree and those […]

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~*Studio Calico – Memoir*~

Hi all, its Gems here with some gorgeous Studio Calico papers from the Memoir collection. This collection was my most favourite release from the last CHA show and I couldn’t wait for it to come into the shop! [Red Arrows]   The first of my layouts I created to remember the fabulous day we spent […]

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* * More travel layouts using Boarding Pass * *

Hello again, it’s still Laura here with day two of travel layouts using the gorgeous “Boarding Pass” range from October Afternoon. First up another excuse to scrap a handful of New York photos… this time four 2.5 x 2.5 photos.  I always use photobox for ordering my prints as I think the quality is fantastic and […]

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* * Travel themed layouts with October Afternoon * *

Hello all, it’s Laura here with some October Afternoon goodies for you today.  This month I have been catching up on scrapping some honeymoon photos using the travel inspired range “Boarding Pass” by October Afternoon. I was drawn to this collection by something new from October Afternoon and that was their pack of “Miscellany” which […]

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Its getting to that time of year when we’re all thinking about christmas cards and presents.  A few weeks ago I bought some little calenders (for 15p each) and thought, I could put my spare chipboard to use and create some handmade calendars for the family. Here are the calendars. I couldn’t find my chipboard, […]

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As Time Goes By

Hi everyone.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like my kids are growing up far too quick.  It only seems like yesterday that I was holding my now nine year old in my arms! When I saw Echo Park’s new Victoria collection, it got me all sentimental and my layout today is somewhat appropriate […]

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Beautiful Trims

Hello all. This month I have chosen some beautiful trims to play with and have managed to make some simple yet very beautiful flowers. I’d love to see your variations on this as the possibilities are endless. So here’s how I created these flowers. 1. Cut a small circle of fabric (I used scraps of […]

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Let’s talk chalk!

Jen here! Chalkboard (or blackboard as I remember it from school!) is hugely on trend right now across the home furnishings and papercrafting worlds. American Crafts have released a selection of chalkboard goodies in one of their latest lines – Nightfall.  You may have overlooked this collection, thinking it was too themed. Although this range […]

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October ‘Pinterest’ Challenge

For months, I resisted taking a look at the Pinterest website even though I could see that it was becoming really popular.  I did not need to find another online place to be addicted to!  However, during the summer holidays, I decided to take a peak.  As soon as my invitation came through, I did […]

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Feeling the chill?

Brrrr it sure has got chilly in the UK, so boiling summer temperates last week, but winter like this week. Anyway, i hope you enjoyed by last post on the Crate Collection and how super versatile it can be. So i thought i would show you a couple more pages i have done. I love all […]

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Not quite Christmas

So you either scrap christmas or you don’t, some people will (like me) and some people will stay away from scrapping it. Often the christmas papers are quite erm bold and can be hard to use. However I love the new Christmas collection from Crate. This happens to be the most un christmassy collection i […]

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Using photostrips part two.

Nine years ago, at the end of my University days, I decided to go Interrailing around Europe during the summer holidays before I started teaching.  I’ve never actually scrapped about this trip before but the October Afternoon Boarding Pass range got me thinking about some of my past travels.  As I wanted to include quite […]

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Photostrip Tutorial…

I love using photostrips on my layouts.  As I scrap A4 sized pages, it’s an easy way to include multiple photos without crowding the page. I’ve recently seen various Smartphone apps that produce photostrips and there’s probably websites out there to do it for you too, but I create my own using Picasa.  If you […]

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Pimp Your Thickers!

Hello all. Happy October… can you believe how warm it is at the moment? Hope you all have something wonderful planned for the weekend… but if you don’t hopefully I can provide you with a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. This month I chose to work with the stunning Bella! Paper Boy […]

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Another Happy Day with Echo Park

Hey everyone, it’s Ifa with you today. Are you having a great day ? My layout today is made with the Happy Days range by Echo Park. The colours are fun and say, happy, to me…very, very happy! Perfect for some summer photos. 1. I started by stamping with Jenni Bowlin Labels stamp set onto […]

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~*Using Banners*~

Hi all, Gems here. At the most recent CHA show, something that jumped out at me was the use of ‘banner’ shapes being used on layouts, embellishments and also incorporated into patterned paper designs. So this month I decided to use banner shapes on three layouts I created using the absolutely gorgeous, My Mind’s Eye […]

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* * American Crafts Daydreams * *

Hello all, it’s Laura here with my first blog post for Sarah’s Cards! So for my first blog post I thought I would share with you a couple of my ideas on how to incoperate cards and envelopes into your scrapbooking layouts. For these layouts I am going to be using the gorgeous bright and […]

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My Baby Cuz!

For my next layout using the Amy Tangerine range, I’ve used the Fabric Paper as my main background and using the AC Glitter Yellow gel pen, I’ve highlighted the yellow hearts, giving a touch of sparkle. It hasn’t shown up that well on the photos, but I’ve also used it on my own 3d accent […]

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A Doodling Footballer

Hi all, when I was deciding what to choose for my blog work this month, the Amy Tangerine range got my attention.  I love the doodle style accent stickers and the doodle designs on some the papers.  I quite often have a bit of a doodle on my pages, especially outlining embellishments and photos etc. […]

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So here is the second page I have made using the same paper collection MME Lost & Found 2 – Breeze. This time I put my chains to use to add extra texture and style to my flowers and sticker embellishments, it was easy peasy to cut up the chains using an old pair of […]

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Playing with chains

Hi all.. This month for my blog work I decided to give myself a little challenge by creating layouts using ball chains for embellishments, as I was browsing through Sarahs goodies in the shop I came across this little bag of ball chains and it got my mind in a tizzy thinking how I could […]

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Making the chop!

When I chat to fellow Scrapbookers, there seems to be one technique above all others that divides us memory makers – hand cutting! It seems we either love it, creating numerous embellishments and details from patterned paper, or simply avoid the “fussy cutting” like the plague! Personally, it’s a technique I love and couldn’t survive […]

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{3 Happy Days – Days two & three}

So it seems that Blogger did not want to play along with my 3 days in a row posts, so instead you get days 2 & 3 of Echo Park’s ‘Happy Days’ in one post.  I’ll start with this page. Another huge advantage of 6×6 papers is they are great for blocking style pages, and […]

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{3 Happy Days – Day one}

Hi everyone, Jen here to share with you three days of layouts using Echo Park ‘Happy Days’.  I’m a big fan of Echo Park, I think their paper collections are always so much fun. This is no exception. It’s such a great seletcion of patterns, perfect so for many different themes and suited to both […]

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