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Doodle crazy!

Hi, it’s Louise back with a few LOs to share. This month I chose Authentique, Celebrate as the basis for my blog post. As soon as I saw these papers I knew the colours and designs would be really usable for scrapping photos of my boys. Straight away I was drawn to the bold floral […]

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Do you DIY ?

Hi people. It is Ifa with you today. Hope you have recovered from the retreat. Have you seen these ? DIY Thickers! What a great idea…undecorated Thickers in all your favourite fonts. So many possibilities. The DIY Thickers have adhesive, both top and bottom. You peel off the top cover to add glitter, micro bead […]

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March 2012 Retreat: Class Layouts…

So far this week, we’ve shared some of the photos from last weekend’s retreat.  The DT worked hard to create some layouts that were taught in the classes to the delegates which we thought we’d share here too. Claire’s class: creating a paper flower and the cardboard, distressed window feature. Helen’s class: a ‘any size’ […]

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More photos as promised.

A lot more infact! Hi, it’s Jen G here again. I tried hard to get a shot of everyone over the weekend I hope I got you all on at least one photo. First, however, I have one more layout to share with you. I used all the same products as the set of 3 […]

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The New Girl on the Team.

Hi there. It’s Jen G here with my first blog post as an official DT member. We have just had the most amazing retreat weekend – a huge thank you to everyone who came along and made the weekend the success it was. I will add some photos here in the next couple of days. […]

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* * Products perfect for Project Life * *

Hello all, it’s Laura here and today I am going to introduce to you a few products available in the shop that work perfectly for “Project Life” I know that there are a lot of UK scrappy folk who are jumping on the project life bandwagon but if you are new to the game then […]

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Authentique – New line

Have you been looking at all the new Cha procucts being added to Sarahs Cards lately? There really are some stunning new ranges out this time, so much so that I’m struggling to choose which I want to use first…hmmm descisions, descisions. Well finally I made one and chose to use the delightful Authentique Genuine. […]

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More Charming….

It’s Natalie again with my second page using the new gorgeous This & that “Charming” line from Echo Park. I love the versatility of papers made of various patterned strips like the Border Strips sheet in this range – you could easily create a page with one of these and a sheet of cardstock or […]

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Charming pages for your album :)

It’s Natalie here for the next two days to show you how I put the gorgeous Echo Park This & That Charming collection to good use in my album…. My fist page is this, documenting about how MR T and I love planning little photographic adventures for days out together. As always, click for a […]

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Sugar high!

Funny stories always deserve to be scrapped, and this one has been waiting a few months to be documented. I had been holding out for the perfect papers to go with the photos, and the new Pebbles ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ line was just right.  These photos tell a story that happened on Benjamin’s first birthday. […]

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March Challenge

Ready for another challenge ? This month’s challenge is brought to you by Ifa and I am challenging you to create a layout inspired by the work place. Do you work ? I challenge you to scrap about your work, whether you love it or loath it. If you don’t work, how about scrapping about […]

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Still waiting for baby.

I have another 2 LOs that I created for my friends baby’s album to share with you today. Both are very simple in style, and use techniques showcased previously on this blog. See how to create a photo strip/collage here, and how to create spot colour on a photo here. I dipped into old stash and used a piece […]

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Waiting for baby.

Hello all, it’s Louise with a couple of LOs to share. My best friend is very full of baby, and we are all eagerly awaiting her little boy. I’ve started a scrapbook for him, and can’t wait for those very first fresh from heaven baby photos. Part of the excitement of preparing for the little […]

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February Challenge Winner!

Well, you certainly went to town with our movie-themed challenge for February! Thank you to all our participants for your fabulous entries: InLinkz.com Of course, there can only be one winner, and we are excited to announce that this month the DT chose: Natalie Jane Congratulations Natalie! Please drop Sarah & Lianne a line at […]

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Pretty Pebbles

I love the colours in the Pebbles Floral Lane collection. The colours are gorgeous, and there are so many variables within the collection it makes it very versatile. I also got my hands on the Studio Calico butterfly mask, which along with the Pebbles Fresh Goods – Dimensional Butterfly pack gave me an idea for […]

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Adding some Zing! to Dear Lizzy…

The new ‘Neopolitan’ Dear Lizzy line by American Crafts is very ‘me’ and was really pleased to get my hands on some when it arrived in the shop.  I love the summery feel to the papers and the interesting graphics used in their designs: the polaroid pictures and jam jars are particular favourites of mine. […]

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It is turning into a farm around here

I have also used Farmhouse this month but my Farmhouse range is by Crate Paper. I am not usually concerned with using the right theme paper for the right occassion so here are three “nothing-to-do-with-a-farm” layouts using Crate Paper Farmhouse range. I hope you agree that the Farmhouse range does work on these layouts. Besides […]

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{Give it some Zing!} Part 2

 I have another layout to share with you today, featuring some other ways to use Zing embossing powders on your layouts. (Again, apologies for the lower standard of photos, my camera is still unusable!) Having had a little boy, a lot of my pages now feature slightly more manly colour combinations, so sometimes I like […]

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{Give it some Zing!} Part 1

Hi all, Jen here!  I apologise in advance for the poor quality of the photos in this post – my beloved camera took a tumble off the kitchen worktop (courtesy of an inquisitive little boy!) and is now in camera hospital. I am crossing my fingers that it can & will be fixed soon! In […]

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* * Oh Dear Lizzy * *

Hello, it’s Laura here and dare I say that it is starting to look like spring outside? It’s so exciting that the new CHA arrivals are hitting the shop at Sarah’s Cards and this Dear Lizzy range is beautiful, pretty and spring like with it’s delicate pinks and subtle greens. I want to show you […]

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More Farmhouse….

Following my masculine page using the beautiful (lacey!) October Afternoon Farmhouse and Crate Paperheart range from my last post, I settled down to another page, quite different in style with lots and lots of colour and pattern on the one page: It’s one of those pages that records one of the tiny details of everyday […]

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Lacey Patterns – Not Just For Girls!

My shopping preferences when it comes to scrapbooking tend to be on the girlie side- I’m swoon all too easily over floral, gingham and polka dot patterns and pretty colours…so it’s just as well that my scrapping is usually concerned with my sister and I, or my girlfriends, or my niece and stepdaughter. So naturally […]

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February Challenge!

Hi everyone! It’s Natalie here with your February challenge…. It’s the Oscar’s month this month, so we would love to see your movie-inspired layouts. An easy challenge that we will leave you to interpret freely! Here’s the design team’s spin on the theme:Ifa was inspired by the awards ceremony………  Helen has a little “Jedi Knight […]

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Pocket scrapbooking…

Like many other scrappers this year, I’ve decided to create an on-going album for 2012 to document our lives.  There are resources out there that you can buy to make it a fairly straightforward process by adding photos and ready-made journaling cards to page protectors.  I like the idea of this but am, instead, using […]

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* * January Challenge winner * *

Thank you everyone for your gorgeous entries into the January blog challenge.  We had 9 gorgeous designs submitted for the challenge and the DT have voted for their favourite… The winner is Fay with this beautiful layout about her craetive goals for the year.  I love her list of challenges that she has set herself […]

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Summers End

Well I don’t know about you but I could do with some warm sunshine at the moment! The cold days are certainly keeping me indoors more, which also gives me more time to craft! This month I would like to share with you two layouts I have created using the beautiful Fancy Pants Summers End […]

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Short and Sweet

Hello all, and welcome to February. This month I played with a mix of papers from October Afternoon, Farmhouse and Crate Paper, Paper Heart, I also chose to play with the fab Alphabet Pattern stamp from Studio Calico and some Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts. I’ve had this photo of Drew taken at Clarks Since January 2010 […]

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1 mask, 3 ways

Hello everyone. It is Ifa today, sharing my love for this mask. I am smitten. So much so, I have 3 layouts to share with you. For my first layout, I simply mist through the mask onto my background cardstock. I made sure the top and bottom stayed clear of ink by masking further with […]

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It’s CHA time!

We’re here at CHA to source exciting new products for our kits and shop. Head over to our Facebook page (there’s a link on the sidebar) to see updates of what’s new and exciting here in Anaheim.

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* * Three super quick layouts using 6×6 paper pads * *

Hello all It’s Laura here with a couple of ideas on how to use 6×6 pads to create quick and simple 12×12 layouts.  6×6 pads are the perfect way to get a whole collection of papers and incoperate lots of patterns into your layouts without having to buy the whole collection.  They are also the perfect opportunity […]

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