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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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Jen Naulls I admit it, I have a bit of a weak spot for themed papers. Be it Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s, I do love so many of the ranges that come out, but I’m often left with lots of stash and not enough themed photos to go with it. I know many scrappers overlook […]

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Another funky floral idea

Still playing at making embellishments with the Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast range, I thought I would try to convert a quilting design I found online into paper flowers, I’m fairly pleased with the result of this one and it’s most likely the simplist flowers you could ever make yet still achieve such a great 3D effect. […]

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Brighten up your rainy day.. with some Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast

Wow, I am totally in love with anything Sassafras and the latest range Sunshine Broadcast is keeping me well and truly busy. I always find with Sassafras papers that there as so many lovely elements that I need to cut out and use, so this time I challenged myself to try and make some embellishments […]

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Rocket Age Card collection

As promised, here are some quick tutorials for the cards I made using the left overs from my page in my last post. Being a scrapbooker first and foremost, I often find it hard to scale my papercrafting down to a card-sized piece of work. Hopefully, these six cards will help you see it doesn’t […]

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To infinfity…….and beyond!

It’s always hard to sum up your own scrapbooking style, but if pushed I’d have to say I was all about the pattern. Combining patterns and colours is my favourite part of the creative process, and I often use five or six different patterns on one page! I just love me some pattern! When I […]

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July Challenge

What time is it? It’s challenge time! This months challenge was set by Rachael Elliott before she went off to pastures new. We know how you all love your sketches, so Rachael created this one for you to have a play with. Here is Rachael’s LO, celebrating her 30 + 10 birthday. Rachel created this fab […]

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Jenni Bowlin- Part 2

Hi guys, its Rachel again, thank you so much for your nice comments, nice to know our blog posts are inspiring you. So i thought i would swing by and show you my final layout, using fabby Jenni Bowlin products. On this page I have only used a bit of patterned paper and concentrated on […]

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Who loves Jenni Bowlin?

I do! Hi all Rachel here, this month i have been working with some gorgeous products from Jenni Bowlin. I have a very busy style of scrapping and believe more is more (for me), I just adore Jenni Bowlin embellishments. I hear lots of people say that a page isn’t finished because they don’t have […]

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Ways with Sassafras

Sadly, this is Rachael’s last project and class for us as she moves on to papstures new. We will miss you, Rachael and thank you for everything you have done over your past couple of years time with us Without further ado, here is the class Rachael prepared for us before leaving: Products used:Sassafras Sweetly Smitten […]

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And the winner is…..

Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to enter our American Crafts Margarita giveaway. We have used the powers of good old random.org to choose a winner . . . . . . Number 11: Eileen said…Very funky – and if I won it I’d have to put lots of research into finding the […]

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Patchwork and poetry.

It’s the weekend… and it’s meant to be a sunny one. Hope you’ve all got something wonderful planned… if you’re planning any scrapping time this weekend, here are a couple of LOs I hope will inspire you. The first one is a great way to use up bits and pieces of patterned paper… let’s face […]

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Sarah’s Cards Ltd DT CALL

We are looking for two dynamic UK based scrappers to join our team of lovely ladies as part of the Sarah’s Cards Ltd Design Team. The scrappers we are looking for should be enthusiastic, have their own active personal blog, be willing to create projects, layouts and classes with a wide variety of papers styles. […]

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Let sleeping dogs lie…

Don’t you just hate thinking of blog post titles?!?!? I know this one might sound a bit strange, but when you look at my LO I have to share, you’ll see where I’m coming from! So a whole month has zipped by and here we are on the 1st of a brand new month. July […]

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GIVEAWAY – Fancy a Margarita?

We love a cocktail or two here at Sarah’s Cards, and the new Margarita range from American Crafts is hot hot hot, perfect for scrapping those summer holiday photos or creating bright and funky cards. We would love to share our Margarita with one lucky blog reader. Here’s what you could win: Here’s how to […]

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~*Glitz Design – Afternoon Muse*~

Following on from my previous post, here are my final two layouts using the gorgeous Glitz Design – Afternoon Muse collection.  First up is ‘Almost Five’.  I loved the bunting on the patterned paper, ‘Banner’. I simply created the majority of my layout on the bottom left hand side of the patterned paper to allow […]

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Let the Good Times Roll…

Hi all, Gems here on my first blog post 🙂 This month for my blog work I got to play with the gorgeous Glitz Designs – Afternoon Muse collection. I love the muted tones and generic patterns which proved to be perfect for a whole variety of types of layout.  Here is a page I […]

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Easy Scrunched Flowers

We all love using flowers on our layouts, cards and other projects and I in particular love making my own, especially when they’re easy!  And this demo, is easy, here is what you will need, your paper, compass, pencil and scissors.  The edge distresser is optional and I tend not to use it, you’ll see […]

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Have Your Cake And Eat It!

My project today is based on using the Teresa Collins stamp maker – yes, finally, I get to make my own stamps!  For the layout overall, I’ve gone with one of my favourite paper manufacturers – My Mind’s Eye and their Stella & Rose range. Firstly, get your pencil and paper to the ready and […]

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