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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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Chains

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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September Challenge

Hi, it’s Jen here and this month it’s my turn to host the blog challenge. I love sketches, so this month the challenge is a sketch! You have up until 30th September to enter by simply leaving us a comment with a link to your page created by taking inspiration from the sketch. There’s a […]

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Hang it out again…

Part two: more ways with twine and embossing powders… Evie loves pink.  When I was looking for some photos to use, I realised that so many of the pictures of Evie involved outfits that included something pink.  If you ask her what her favourite colour is, her answer is most definitely ‘pink!’.  So I used […]

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Hang it out…

Using twine and embossing powders part one… When I started to think about my first blog post here, I decided that I’d like to use my two favourite products/techniques right now: Baker’s Twine and using Embossing Powders/Stamps. This stamp set immediately caught my eye:  and I started to think about how I could use the peg […]

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Challenge Winner

We have had loads of fabulous entries for the latest challenge of using 5 patterned papers. The winner of the £20 e-voucher to spend in the shop is JEN We all loved the lovely rainbow idea on this page, its too cute,  so a big congratulations to Jen. Contact Lianne to receive your voucher, there is so much […]

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Coming ready or not!

So we are now in September and don’t shoot me but there is no denying that its getting a little darker on a night and its getting a little colder, so it must mean that Christmas must be coming. Ok so its quite far off now but I am a bit of a fan of […]

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A Stitch in Time

I’m one of those people who can’t sew a button on with much success, so I have never even dared venture into the world of sewing machines!!!  But….I have found that I like to hand stitch onto my scrapbook pages, it could be down to the fact that I can attach everything down with tape […]

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Not just for school dinner money!!!

The kraft envelope… I remember my first encounter with a kraft envelope was to take in my school dinner Monday every Monday morning. Who’d have thought just a few (well quite a few) years later I’d be having a whole new love affair with a brown envelope… lol! I decided it was about time I […]

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Creating using Crate Neighbourhood

Following all the new releases from CHA, the shop is bursting with gorgeous new goodies, have you been to check them out? In addition to the beautiful new lines to tempt you, I think it is important to not forget some of the older lines that are just as delicious! For this month’s blog work […]

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Roll Up, Roll Up!!

Following CHA, the shop is being flooded with exciting new products – it’s hard to choose what to buy first!! But as soon as I saw the new releases in stock from My Little Shoebox, I immediately fell in love with the Roll Up Flower die cut sheets and new they’d be top of my […]

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Coffee Break

Today I thought I’d show a little home project, again using the State Fair collection by Studio Calico. I really like tile coasters and I’ve always been tempted to buy a few, but then I stop myself as I think – ultra thick embossing enamel – do your own!  Okay, not ceramics, but I thought […]

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Musical Dudes

Hi, its Vanessa here and this month I’m carrying on with the State Fair Collection by Studio Calico. I’m also carrying on with the misting theme (my passion for the moment!) and I’ve created this page using a quick and simple misting technique, and a few quick techniques generally, which also give effective results. Using […]

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Heritage/Vintage Layouts anyone?

This month I received some lovely old family photographs so I decided to focus my blog work on scrapping these. I armed myself with the WHOLE COLLECTION PACK of Crate Portrait, it’s full of lush papers, diecuts, stickers and borders 🙂 I also wanted wanted to add some stamping to my layout so I picked […]

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Meet our new Design Team members!

Last month we launched a design team call, and we wanted to share with you the new member of the Sarah’s Cards Ltd design team. We’re so excited to welcome four, yes, four new DT members! That means MORE kit layouts in your printed brochure each month and MORE fabulous projects on the blog each […]

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{3 ways with a sketch}

I love working with sketches – they are a great way to kick start a layout if you are feelinga little bit ‘mojo challenged’. But even if you are not, they can be a fantastic way to get those creative juices flowing. I often re-use sketches, because quite a lot of the time, by the […]

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August Challenge

Hi all its Rachel again, so it is my turn to host the monthly challenge. So this month what I would like you to do for a chance to win £20 e-voucher is to scrap using 5 patterned papers. They can be different manufacturers but we need 5! This is my page, using up some […]

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Challenge winner.

We had loads of fabulous entries for July’s sketch challenge, it was really difficult choosing a winner.Thank you to everyone who played along with us. The winner of the £20 e-voucher to spend in the shop is Jackie.We all loved the grungy feel of the LO, so a big congratulations to Jackie. Contact Lianne to […]

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Part 2- Lifting vs Stealing

Hi all, anyone out there on this rainy sunday? I thought i would come back and show you some more of the pages i have been doing on my little feature of lifting peoples work without directly copying.  So as we all know copying is the biggest form of flattery right? well thats what my […]

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Lifting vs Stealing

Hi guys Rachel here, so i had a little idea for a blog post. I dont know about you but sometimes i need a little help to get my mojo going, you can stare for ages at a piece of paper and not think of anything. So i thought i would show you how i […]

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Still resisting…

It’s Louise again… back with another LO to share. Continuing with the mist and resist theme, here’s a little step by step on how to create layered details to add to your LOs and cards.If you’re interested in having a go with the Maya Road Resist, but are unsure about applying it freehand…. fear not, […]

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Must resist…

Wow, I can’t believe another month has gone by so quickly… and here we are again, with my turn for a blog post! This month I have been playing with the Maya Road Resist. If you love the mists, you really must have a go with the resist. It has a super fine applicator so […]

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~*Lazy Sunny Days *~

Hi all, Gems here. This month I got to to work with the gorgeous Sassafras – Sunshine Broadcast range. The colours and patterns are so pretty I couldn’t wait to cut into them and get creating.  One thing I always admire on other people’s scrapbook pages is the look of handcut patterns from patterned papers, […]

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Spin the Wheel

Its a bit of a quickie from me today, all my stuff has been boxed up and only just unboxed as I’ve been in the middle of a house move.  But just before the move, I was playing with Studio Calico’s State Fair collection :- I’m still into misting as you can see, however, it […]

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