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And we have a winner….

Did you enter our October sketch challenge? The design team have been admiring all your entries and have picked their winner. Well done Tracee Provis for your wonderful entry. The design team love how you have made your photograph a focal point with the overlay and lovely fresh colours of your layout. Please email lianne@sarahscardsltd.com […]

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Breaking the rules

Since I first started scrapbooking I have heard lots of talk about the ‘rules’ of creating a layout. Like most people I think rules are a good thing, but occasionally they are meant to be broken! The comment I hear time and time again from my non-scrapbooking friends is ‘I couldn’t do that’ – I always tell them the same […]

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Almost there!!!

It’s Louise here with a couple of LOs to share. After ordering the Authentique Curiosity collection with the intention of scrapping photos of the boys at the beginning of a new school year, I decided to be a little bit selfish and make the post an ‘it’s all about me’ one. I don’t know if […]

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Chipboard – adding dimension

Hi Tracy G here with my monthly blog post. I love to add layers and depth to my layouts, so this month I going to show you how I’ve used some of the sheets of chipboard from the shop to add a bit of dimension to my layouts, as well as using some of it to […]

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Pink Paislee’s City Sidewalks

I don’t often buy Christmas collections. I struggle to get excited for Christmas in October, especially since we have a couple of birthdays to go through before December. Until I saw the Pink Paislee’s City Sidewalks collection.  I had to grab a few things, especially that Ephemera Pack and those tags! I have made a […]

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~ UKScrappers Cybercrop Class ~

Members of the UKScrappers website will be aware that the ‘Now we are ten! 10th Anniversary Cybercrop’ is well underway right now.  There is a literary theme and, using a kit which Sarah and Lianne put together, I created a class for the event.  The kit features papers from the new ‘Ready Set Go’ range […]

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The Good Life

Hi all Jen G here. This month I used Fancy Pants Designs “The Good Life.” I chose to work with the 6×6 paper pad, the Sticker Fundamentals, the 12 inch sticker strips and the chipboard/hand dyed buttons. For my first page I caught the sunburst bug! In recent months Jen, Helen and Tracy have all […]

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* * Finding perfect Project Life Products * *

Hello all It’s Laura here and today I want to share with you my process of collecting my weekly stash for my Project Life pages and to highlight some of the products at Sarah’s Cards that are just perfect for Project Life.   (Confused by Project Life? – Its a year long scrapbooking project designed by Becky Higgins, check it […]

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Bags Galore!

Hi, Vanessa here. Have you seen the new See Me Sew bag kits by My Mind’s Eye? As soon as I saw Sarah’s Cards stock them, I just had to make one for my blog post. Sewing is a new passion for me (in addition to scrapbooking) but finding the time to fit it in […]

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Cocktail Flowers and Artisan Elements..

Hello again my turn on the blog today and I have had some pretty pretty products to use this month. I have used a mixture of manufacturers this month to create a layout and a pretty cocktail stick flower/windmill. To make the flower all you will need is 8 cocktail sticks a good foam pad […]

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An October Afternoon Scrapping….

Yes…I actually spent an afternoon, in October, scrapbooking with papers and embellishments from October Afternoon. Fancy that!! The lovely new Midway line to be precise, and the bright, happy hues and geometric patterns were just what I needed to inject some colour into a dull Autumn day. As always, direct links to the products I […]

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I loves pages that feature huge scrolls of deep and meaningful journalling, but I don’t always find that it comes easily for me. At school I was always the science geek rather than the star English student, and so writing isn’t a natural process for me,  I have to work at it. This means that […]

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*~ October Sketch Challenge~*

It’s time for our October monthly sketch challenge and a chance for you to win a £20 e-voucher for the shop. This months sketch has been kindly made by our lovely Vanessa as I am a complete novice when it comes to creating sketches. All you need to do is use the sketch below as […]

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More ideas for masks…

When I read that Sarah and Lianne were on their way to CHA in the summer, I hoped (and requested!) that they would order some of the Crafter’s Workshop templates for the shop.  My wish came true and as soon as they hit the store, I popped some in my basket for this month’s blog […]

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**Challenge Winner**

Our winner of the September sketch challenge has been chosen……and we are pleased to announce that the winner this month is  Laura Atkin! The design team all really loved the fabulous triangle background you created, and thought the bright colours perfectly complemented your photo.   Well done Laura! Please email Lianne to claim your £20 […]

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Playing with masks!

This month I have been playing with some of the fabulous masks now available in the shop! I have to admit that I can’t get enough of masks – they are now a staple part of my scrapbooking regime. For my first layout I used  inks applied with a sponge through the creative workshop splats mask. […]

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Four Seasons In One Day!!!

Hello, it’s Louise here with four LOs using the My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic collection. As soon as I saw this collection I was drawn to the lush blue and brown colours and the mix of geometric and organic patterns. Immediately I knew that I wanted to scrap one of my favourite photos taken of […]

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Reviving an old trend

Hello.  How are you ?  Back into the swing of things ? I am just about settled into my new routine, transporting my boys to school. This month I worked with the papers from Studio Calico Heyday and Crafter’s Workshop mask, the reverse chicken wire…how I jumped up and down when I saw that Sarah […]

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Hi all. Happy 501st post! Jen G here with a few pages to share with you. Last month my siblings and I treated our parents to a big family photo shoot for their 70th birthdays. We now have 100 professional photos to celebrate our family as it is right now. Don’t worry; I haven’t scrapped […]

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* * Scrapping with Instagrams * *

Hello and welcome to the 500th blog post on Sarah’s Cards blog! A HUGE thank you to all of our readers, we really value all of you.  Thank you for those of you who comment on our posts, we love to hear your comments and feedback.    Today I want to share one of my […]

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Great minds think ‘negatively’.

Hi Tracy here. Earlier this month Jen posted a gorgeous page demonstrating how  to use negatives on your layouts. I was totally spooked, as I had also done two layouts for my post this month featuring exactly that technique. Neither of us knew what the other was doing this month, but it was too late […]

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Basic Grey.. My new best friend

I was so upset when Sarah told me Sassafras was gone, they were one of my favourite manufacturers. But wait along comes SOLIEL from Basic Grey and even better they have collaborated with Sassafras to make this awesome collection. I don’t mind admitting I begged Sarah to stock it the shop, so you need to […]

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Studio Calico Ephemera

I often surf my way though products in the shop, and hover over an interesting-looking embellishment product but decide not to add it to my virtual basket as it’s hard to be exactly sure what is included in the packet from the little thumbnail released by the manufacturers. This month though, such curiosity got the […]

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{Negative thinking}

This month I’ve created a couple of pages to share with you demonstrating a few different ways of using negatives on your layouts. I’ve used products from the gorgeous new My Mind’s Eye ‘The Sweetest Thing’ collections – predominantly the ‘Tangerine’ products. As always you can find links directly to the products in the shop […]

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***September Sketch Challenge***

It’s September already – who can believe that we’ve said goodbye to Summer (hmmm, what Summer?!) and are facing Autumn already? But the good news is that a new month of course brings a new challenge here at Sarah’s Cards, and a fresh opportunity for you to be in with the chance to win a […]

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Scrapping without Patterned Paper…

Who doesn’t love patterned paper?  It’s one of the things that drew me to scrapbooking: all of those pretty patterns!  When I was at university, one of my housemates was obsessed with wrapping paper and had a collection of her favourite designs and patterns.  At the time I never thought that I would have a […]

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*** August Challenge – Winner! ***

Thank you to everyone who played along with our August sketch challenge.As always the design team loved to see all your creations, but there can only be one winner, and this time we have chosen Suzy. Congratulations Suzy! The team loved the use of stitching and all the fantastic little details in your page. Please […]

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Back to basics

Recently a friend asked if she could look through my scrapbooks, as she doesn’t scrap I was thrilled that she was interested and she became quite engrossed. Several cups of coffee later and she’d worked her way through over ten years worth! Was I expecting some acknowledgement that my style had developed over the years? A […]

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Almost Autumn

Hello it’s Louise here with 3 LOs to share using the lush new Halloween range from My Mind’s Eye. I’m not usually one for themed papers, although I do often find myself drawn to Halloween papers. I bought the collection pack, which includes some beautiful glittered papers and die cuts, and the coordinating stamp set. Cake […]

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The Sweetest Thing

Hi all, Jen G here. When all of the newest products from CHA started to arrive in the Sarahscards shop a new range from MME caught my eye straight away. It was “The Sweetest Thing- Honey” range. It seems to have a lot of pink in it at first glance and with 3 boys pink […]

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