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Milk Carton Class

No matter how much you love scrapbooking it is always nice to have a go at creating something a bit different using your scrapping skills. For those of you who subscribe to the Sarah’s Cards kit you will have seen Tracy’s gorgeous milk carton, we loved it so much that we asked Tracy to show […]

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Classes

Apologies for more retreat talk but we still have so much to share with you from our weekend! We thought that those of you who didn’t come might like to have a look at some of the classes that the design team put together for the occasion.First up we have got Lou’s class where the […]

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Special Effects

Rachael has created this little memory box for her daughter and has created an aged, distressed effect using special effect paints. Stash Used….Small BoxLily Bee Lovely PapersPaint DabbersCrackle GlazeVarnishLaceBlingButterfly punchFlower punch How To..1. Paint your box all over using the colour paint that you want to show through the cracks in the top coat of […]

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Retreat Challenge

At our recent retreat we set a few challenges for the delegates, one of them was a sketch challenge and the design team decided that they would all have a go at creating a layout using the sketch just for fun. They came up with some stunning pages, a lot of them used brand new […]

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A Rare Treat

It isn’t very often that we get to show you a layout by the very talented Tracy as she is our resident card maker, however whenever we all get together she is inspired to scrap a layout or two. She created this stunning page at the retreat using gorgeous MME Stella and Rose Hazel papers.She […]

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Sketch Challenge

Up for another challenge? Vanessa has designed this very versatile sketch for us this month and the design team had great fun creating with it at our retreat last weekend. Last months winner, Jemma has also joined us and created this stunning page.  “I had a landscape and portrait photo to use with the sketch […]

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Blog Give Away Winner!

As promised it is time to announce the winner of our sparkly blog give awayUsing the random number generator it gave us number 7!So it looks like our lucky winner is Carol, drop us a line with your details Carol and we will get these goodies in the post to you, we hope you enjoy […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

We  have had an amazing weekend at the retreat and we have got lots to share with you over the next couple of weeks but first it is time to announce the winner of our February sketch challenge. Thank you to everyone who entered, there were some great interpretations of the sketch but as always […]

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Flower Tutorial

I am sure most of us surf the net looking for inspiration and sometimes we come across a little gem that is just too good not to share! Nat found this great idea on How About Orange blog for creating recycled gift bows and has adapted the idea to create some stunning embellishments. “Whilst on […]

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Blog Give Away!

Do you fancy another blog giveaway? We have got 7 packets of pearls and 2 packets of crystals for one lucky crafter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday 7th March. The winner will be chosen at random and announced later that week. Good luck! You […]

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Love Notes

A while ago we shared a couple of pages that Rachael had created using the Pink Pailsee Sweetness range, we have got one more to share with you. “I really enjoyed scrapping with these papers, the large floral patterns gave me a good starting point to build the pages around. I used the Sweetest Day […]

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Monday Class

Rachael has created this class for you using some gorgeous Echo Park Life Is Good papers. Stash Needed… Echo Park papersWhite BazzillBorder punchPizza boxSticky tapeBrown Ink PadFlower sticker or flower punch How To…. 1. Cut out a scalloped shape approximately 8×8 and ink the edges.2. Cut some strips of patterned paper giving them a decorative […]

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Sweet

Nat has been creating with the gorgeous Fancy Pants Lilac House papers and has put together this stunning page. “I frequently feel the need to scrap but often find it hard to make the time. The Garden Gate paper from the Lilac House collection provided me with the ideal solution as I found that the […]

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Sunday Market

My Little Shoe Box produce a fantastic range of fun, bright papers with coordinating embellishments including stamps, mini alphas stickers, journaling die cuts and cardstock stickers. There is a huge selection over in the shop to choose from, here are just a few to of their products to wet your appetite! Rachel has been creating with the […]

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Hoopla Home Projects

Vanessa has created two stunning home projects using the gorgeous Glitz Designs Hoopla range. “I desperately need a better filing system for all the papers I have kept from school, brownies, football, swimming etc. I had two old box files from my bank that have been gathering dust for several years. This is what the […]

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Sketch Challenge

As promised here is our new challenge, Lou has created this great sketch for you to use, Some of the design team have been having a play with the sketch and have come up with a few layouts to share with you.. The team have also been joined by last months winner, Gwyneth who has […]

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Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of our January challenge, we asked you to produce a layout documenting the highlights of your 2010 using multiple photos. We had some amazing entries but our winner is……. JimJams.Congratulations JimJams, your page was stunning. Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you along with details […]

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Less Is More

You don’t always have to throw lots of embellishments and papers at a page to create a stunning layout, Lou has tried something different from her usual style and created this gorgeous page. “I loved this white box photo of my friend Jen and her step daughter Abi, and when I saw the colours and […]

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CHA is now over

CHA has finished again for another 6 months, and we have been tirelessly working to ensure our kits have the latest and best products in them for our subscribers. If you are considering taking out a subscription, here’s what’s in store for the next 8 months: February – Glitz Designs – Love Nest March – October […]

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Greetings from CHA

Today is the last day of the show, this time in Sunny LA. We have had a fabulous time catching up with friends, seeing the latest from our favourite manufacturers and getting some exercise pounding the halls here at CHA Here are a few of our top picks from the show Crate Portrait Collection Cosmo […]

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More Love Birds

As promised here are a few more stunning pages that Cathy has made using the gorgeous Fancy Pants Love Birds papers. “I really wanted to use the quote that was on the Strips paper so I designed my page around it, to add some extra detail I added some twine around the bottom of the […]

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Love Birds

Sarah and Lianne are off flying off to CHA tomorrow to see all the new releases and decide what will be gracing the shop over the coming months which is very exciting. However there are still lots of fantastic ranges available in the shop, Cathy has been playing with the Fancy Pants Love Birds range […]

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More Sweetness.

Rachael has created another page to share with you using the Pink Paislee Sweetness range.  “These papers are so easy to use as there is so much in them to cut out and use to embellish your page. To create this page I just used one sheet of the Pink Paislee patterned paper, Picture Perfect, […]

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Saturday Class

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Rachael has put together this class using some gorgeous papers by Pink Paislee, Sweetness. We would love to see what you do with it so if you don’t mind sharing leave us a link to your page in the comments box. Stash needed… 6×4 photoWhite cardstockPink […]

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The Classics

As you are aware we are an American Crafts specialist and stock a huge range of their products over in the shop, you can see them all here.Lou has been busy creating with The Classics range which includes numerous patterned papers, stamps, stickers, buttons and other fabulous embellishments. “I must have said it so many times, […]

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Blog Give Away Winner!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment for the blog give away, we do now have a winner. Using a random number generator our winning comment was no 115 which makes our lucky scrapper Hazel! Congratulations Hazel, email us at lianne@sarahscardsltd.com with your full name and address and we will get your prize out to […]

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January Challenge

As promised here is our next challenge, we decided to do something slightly different this month and not use a sketch. So our challenge to you is to create a page documenting the highlights of your 2010 using multiple photos, what could be simpler!Our November Challenge winner, Karen, has joined us this month and created […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of our sketch challenge, a big thank you to everyone who entered it was great to see so many different interpretations of Lianne’s sketch. Our winner this month is Gwyneth who has created this stunning page, congratulations Gwyneth! Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to […]

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Blog Give Away!

With all the excitement of Christmas well and truly behind us January can sometimes seem like such a long and dreary month. So we thought to add a bit of excitement we would have a blog give away!Have you seen the fabulous new October Afternoon camp fire papers? Well we are giving away all eight sheets of patterned […]

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Last One Of The Year.

Well it is nearly time to say goodbye to 2010 but we do have time for one last blog posting! We are going to see out the year with a fabulous page created by Nat using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers. “I had a lovely collection of bright photos of the fairground that […]

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