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Sketch Challenge Winner

It is time again to announce the winner of the sketch challenge that we set in June, as always we had some fantastic enteries and it was great to see so many different interpretations of Jen’s sketch.Our winner this month is Mandy with her stunning wedding layout, we all loved the crochet flower and trim. […]

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Echo Park Giveaway!!!

Do you love the new releases from Echo Park? Would you like some? For free?! If so, we have a huge Echo Park Giveaway for you. Echo Park Paper very kindly donated the Sweet Summertime range for a blog giveaway, and we have decided to throw in the new A Walk in the Park collection […]

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Happy Summer

Have you seen the new October Afternoon flashcard books? Did you wonder how you could use it? Cathy has created this stunning mini book using the flash cards. You Will Need……..October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers and embellishments.Fly a Kite flashcard book. ThickersExtras needed – Glue stick (I find this best for using on mini […]

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Wishful Thinking

To continue our theme of home decor I have created this little canvas using some Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking papers. You will need…. 1 small canvas1 sheet of cardstockHambly mini graph overlayFancy Pants Wishful Thinking papersAunty Sarahs Dew DropsMartha Stewart Butterfly Punches-classic and monarchWoodware circle punchTeal American Crafts embossing powderLily Bee Lovely chipboardKraftAdhesive pearlsRibbon How […]

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Fancy Pants Metal Frame

These are so much fun to make and really simple – There is a template included to fill the frame so there is no measuring! I cut a scrap of paper to size and stuck it in place, I then added a rub on flower. The whole area was then covered with glossy accents, once […]

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Homemade

We thougth it would be good to have a go at something a little different from the usual 12×12 layouts, extending our love of paper crafts to home decor. Cathy is starting us off with this gorgeous picture. You will need…October Afternoon fly a kite papersFancy Pants Artist edition frameEmery boardDauber paints OR paintsGlue StickScrap […]

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Joyride

Can you believe that it is nearly the end of June, where does the time go! The school holidays will soon be upon and and Sarah has been busy creating some pages featuring her three children. Sarah has used the reverse of Cosmo Joyride Zoom Zoom as the base for her layout, trimming it down […]

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Back to the Grid.

I love using patterned paper as my background paper when I scrap especially grid papers so I thought I would have a go at creating my own grid paper using stitching.First I drew a grid on piece of kraft with 1″ squares, I used pencil and just made sure that my lines were visible but […]

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Twitterpated

If you find a design you love why not use it on a few different projects at the same time? I started creating a layout with these gorgeous Pebbles Twitterpated papers, but while I was layering up the different shapes I thought I might as well make a couple extra, and these became a card […]

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Sketch Challenge

Are you up for another challenge? The challenge this month is to create a layout or a card using this great sketch that Jen has designed for us. All you have to do is post a link to your layout in the comments box or email it across to sarah@sarahscardsltd.com by the 12th July and […]

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Challenge Winner

Instead of a sketch challenge last month we decided to set something that was a bit messier, using paint on your page! Again we had some great enteries but the design team could only pick one winner and that was Karen with her stunning page “I love to read”. She has been very inventive with […]

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Lifes Sweet

To create this layout I used a brown sheet of cardstock and pink and white accents, almost like a box of chocolates! But when I was creating my page, I decided it needed a contrasting colour, hence the addition of the light blue. These Lily Bee papers were so nice to work with, and the […]

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Perfect

I loved the backing sheet from the pack of Lilybee Design Lovely Rub-ons, so I decided to use it as my layout base. I kept the design simple because I wanted to draw attention to the gorgeous voila felt lily orchid that I had decorated. On it’s own it would have not stood out against […]

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Lily Bee Class

Fancy creating something stunning to grace the wall of your craft room? Lou Collins has put together this gorgeous class for you using the new Lily Bee Lovely range. You will need… 4 die cut frames Patterned paper Rub-ons Chipboard flowers Letter Stickers Adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) Thick cardboard Strong Glue 2 large B/W photos 1. […]

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A World Away

Rachel has been busy creating a page to show us using Cosmo Crickets Material Girl range. “I really wanted to create a page that captured what my life was like for the 3 years that I was at uni. I always worked whilst I was at uni but never knew exactly how hard it would […]

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Crate Class.

Seen as the weather isn’t going to be that great how about having a go at a class? I have created this page using some of the gorgeous Crate Paper Brook range.You Will Need …….Papers – Crate Paper BrookDie Cuts – Crate Paper BrookAlphas – AC thickers nutmeg, Adornit tiny cardstock stickersPaint Dabber – PoolHow […]

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Man Of The House

Vanessa has been busy getting creative with the Bella Blvd Man Of The House range, perfect for those layouts of the men in your life! I know I sometimes struggle with creating pages which are more masculine as I am always drawn to more feminine papers but Vanessa has put together a stunning page which […]

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Strictly No Parking.

As promised here is another layout that Lou has created using the Jilibean Soup New England Chowder range. “With this LO I used the stripes on Harry’s t-shirt as inspiration, and used strips of patterned paper to form a large mat for the photo. I cut up the No Parking sign to make my title, […]

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Here We Go Again….

I thought it was about time that we showed you the rest of the pages that the very talented Lou has been creating with the Jilibean Soup New England Chowder range. “I wanted to create a LO to record Drew’s obsession with the garage toy that both Oliver and Harry were obsessed with. The photos […]

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Up For A Challenge?

Are you up for another challenge? Our challenge to you this month is quite simple….to use paint on your page or card. Simply post a link to your creation in the comments box or email it across to us at sarah@sarahscardsltd.com by 14th June and you could be in with a chance of winning a […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

The time has come again to announce this months challenge winner, there were so many absolutley stunning layouts to choose from we were really spoilt for choice. The team chose Daphnes fantastic interpretation of Rachels sketch entitled “Stubbly Beard”, well done Daphne! If you send us your email we will get your prize to you. […]

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Mini Me Class

Are you looking for something to do today? How about giving this class a go? You will need.Pink Paislee 365 degrees paperKraft paperJenni Bowlin pin and butterflyPrima laceLarge and medium retro flower punchSmall circle punchBlingBazzill just the edgeThickersSmall alphabet stamps How to……1. Gut the Believe paper and sew a piece of circular kraft paper over […]

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And Finally!

I did say that Cathy had created some stunning pages with this paper range and here is her final one. She has added some Pink Pailsee Artisan Swirls which I think really compliment the papers beautifully. “These are the first pictures of Olivia with her little sister so I wanted to keep this page ‘clean’ […]

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More Pink Plum

As promised here are some more gorgeous layouts and a card that Cathy has created using the new Crate Paper Pink Plum range. My new years resolution was to make a card from the left overs from every layout I make throughout 2010, it’s surprising how many I have and it’s only May!! For this […]

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Pink Plum

Do you ever see a paper range and think, yes its very nice but they just doesn’t inspire me? That is exactly what I thought when I saw these Crate paper Pink Plum papers, that was until I saw what Cathy did with them! She has created some absolutley stunning pages and has left me […]

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No More.

Lou has been getting creative with some Jillibean Soup New England Chowder and has put together this stunning page, we all loved how she used the woodware tab punch!“These papers are perfect for scrapping pics of my boys… especially these ones of Harry wearing his favourite lorry top. I wanted to get some photos of […]

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365 Degrees Class

I thought it was going to be a lovely sunny day here today but it is cold and overcast, perfect scrapping weather! I have put this class together using some of the gorgeous new Pink Pailsee 365 degrees. You will need.1 piece of kraft paperPink Paislee 365 degrees paper – imagine, daydream, think big.Pink Paislee […]

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New DT Member!

We are really pleased to announce that Lou Collins will be joining our design team, she is an extremely talanted scrapper and we can’t wait to see what she creates with the kits. Take a look at her blog I am sure you will be impressed! Before Lou joined our design team she won last […]

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April Sketch Challenge

Are you ready for another challenge? Rachel Ward has designed this great sketch and we can’t wait to see what it inspires you to create. The design team have been joined by Lythan who won Februarys challenge and she has created a stunning page.If you want to join in it is really easy, just create […]

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March Challenge Winner

Firstly a big thankyou to everyone who entered our March challenge there were some stunning enteries and the design team had a hard job choosing a winner. We did have to choose one and the winner is Lou Collins with her page “you can be a real gent sometimes”, well done Lou if you send […]

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