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Lots of Forest Fun

Mists are becoming ever more popular with lots of manufacturers now producing them, over in the shop you will find That Special Touch Mica Mists and Maya Road Mists there are so many gorgeous colours available. If you have never used them before it can be a bit daunting thinking about trying something new especially […]

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Count Me In

Sometimes papers can seem a bit difficult to use on a layout purely because of their bold patterns, Sarah has overcome this by concentrating on the colours instead of the designs in these Sassafras “Count Me In” papers and used blocks to create the background for her photos. Leaving a gap between each patterned block […]

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Taking Time

“Taking Time- This photo was taken in June when I travelled to the coast for my friends birthday party (no we’re not too old for birthday parties). I thought this photo was really funny, and as I had such a great time I wanted to document it. My friends live along way from where I […]

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Shes Two!

Over the last few days we have been sharing some stunning pages created by Cathy using the gorgeous MME Lost and Found Madison Avenue papers. Here is her final page, another stunning creation. “I sanded the edges of my photos and as they were all quite dark I matted them onto pink paper to lift […]

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Think Pink

As promised here is another page that Cathy has created using MME Lost And Found Maddison papers. “For this page I wanted to keep it quite modern (even thought the papers have a vintage feel) so I started with the strips of different papers down the right hand side and then placed my photo at […]

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So So Sweet

Cathy has been busy creating with some of the gorgeous Lost and Found MME Madison Avenue range and over the next few days we will be sharing her stunning pages with you. “I traced half of the shaped paper onto the stripped glitter paper & placed it onto the kraft cardstock. The strips across the […]

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Monday Class

Are you looking for something to do this week? How about having a go at this simple class Rachael has put together for you using Dear Lizzie Enchanted papers. You will need…Dear Lizzie Enchanted papersFancy Glitter Foam ThickersWhite CardstockFlower PunchesDear Lizzie Enchanted StickersSmall Alphabet StickersJenni Bowlin TicketTab PunchWater MisterMica Mist How To….1. Cut out a […]

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Sketch Challenge

As promised here is Lianne’s sketch for our challenge this month, all the design team who used this sketch loved it so we can’t wait to see what you do with it. To take part all you have to do is create a layout or card using this sketch as your inspiration and post a […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

It is time once again to announce the winner of our sketch challenge, the weeks go by so quickly! Our sketch last month was created by Rachel and I hope you all had as much fun using it as we did there were some really great enteries. As always there could only be one winner […]

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Misting

Over the past few weeks lots of the design team have been experimenting with the new mica mists and I have to say we all love them!! They are so easy to use and look just great, on this page Vanessa has used them to create a textured background. She has spritzed her background cardstock […]

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Dymo Journaling With A Difference.

Nat has created this great layout using Walk In The Park papers by Echo Park and after having problems creating her journaling using a Dymo she has come up with a great alternative.The bright colours of this line by Echo Park were perfect for marking the celebrations on the day my class graduated, particularly as […]

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Saturday Class

Vanessa has put together this great class for us today using Fancy Pants Rusted Sun papers. Stash needed…. • Base cardstock 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 inches) • Two portrait photographs, 8.5 x12.5 cm • Mica Mists • Foam thickers • Flowers • Chalk ink • Journaling pen • Circle punch (1.5 cm […]

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Our Home

Scrapping is a great way to document our everyday life and what is important to us, Cathy has created this lovely page about some of her favourite things in and around her home and some of the things that her family enjoyed throughout 2009. She has used October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers.“I altered some […]

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Splash

Lou Collins has created this gorgeous page using more Dear Lizzy papers.“I choose to use the Puddle Play patterned paper because I thought the shapes echoed the water theme of the page. I cut two thick strips of the patterned paper, and laid them above and below my photo. I stuck the photo down flat […]

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Rusted Sun

Vanessa has been scrapping using some of the lovely Rusted Sun papers by Fancy Pants and created this great 8×8 page.Other stash used….Prima LaceBazzill Just The EdgeAdornit Alphas “This photo was taken on a beautiful summers day (when we used to get them!! ) at a friends softplay party in their back garden. I thought […]

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Celebrate

Here is another layout I have created using the Portobello Road collection from MME Lost & Found range. I used Kraft as my base & trimmed the paper with the banner on it, saving the banner for another day, the edge of the shaped paper made a great zig zag border strip along the bottom […]

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Sketch Challenge

Are you up for another challenge? This month we have got a great sketch designed by Rachel which I think you will love, the design team certainly had fun with it. To take part all you have to do is create a layout or a card based on the sketch and post a link to […]

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Challenge Winner

Well the kids are back at school and the summer holidays seem like a distant memory but there have been some great summer moments captured on our enteries for last months challenge. Thank you to everyone who played along we hope you enjoyed it. The design team have had to choose a winner and that […]

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My Father

When the new Mist sprays came in from That Special Touch, Lianne & I couldn’t wait to have a play so we immediately chose the Pewter & Teal sprays & had a quick “mist” onto a piece of 12×12 Bazzill. I promised Lianne that I would turn it into a layout so when we got […]

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Fireman “Sam”?

This photo of James was taken last October in our local play park. He was insistent that he be allowed to go down the fireman’s pole, per his older cousin George, with whom he is fiercly competitive! We had to hold him each time he came down but he hugged it tight & squealed with […]

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Dear Lizzy Frame

This was a very basic, plain frame that I picked up at a discount store. I wanted to make it a ‘touchy, feely’ project that would go in my Daughters bedroom. The Dear Lizzy Fabric Paper is perfect for this type of project. I simply measured and cut the frame shape out of the fabric […]

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Hey Chick

My Daughter went on holiday recently and came home with some fabulous photos of her holding a baby chick. The yellows and pinks in the photo matched perfectly with the Dear Lizzy Spring range, so I selected the striped patterned paper to back the photo onto. Using a sheet of white bazzill for the background […]

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flower tutorial

I don’t know about you but I love being able to create my own embellishments for my scrapbook pages. Lou has made this stunning page using Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son papers and has embellished the page with three handmade flowers. I have had a go at creating the flowers and put together a […]

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Blur

In our last post Lou showed us some great ideas for using paint and embossing powders, if that wasn’t enough to inspire you to have a go here is another page packed with ideas. 1. Decorate your backgroud paper with a sprinkling of embossing powder, apply the heat from underneath the cardstock to prevent the […]

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Cheeky Boy

A lot of scrappers are a bit cautious of using paint and embossing powders on their pages in case it doesn’t go quite right, I know I am! Lou has created this great page where you can have a go at using both paint and powders before you actually add your photos and patterned papers. […]

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Twitterpated

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but there isn’t much sunshine down here at the moment so I thought we could do with some lovely sunny pages to look at. Jen has been busy with some Pebbles Twitterpated papers and has created these two bright, fun pages. You are my […]

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Dear Lizzie Purse

Do you fancy creating something a little bit different using your scrapbooking stash? Louise has made this amazing little purse for her daughter using some Dear Lizzie fabric paper. You Will Need……Dear Lizzy Fabric paper, ribbon and bradThreadDouble sided tapeZip How To….1. Cut a circle from the fabric paper. The outside circle should be twice […]

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Summer Challenge

Are you up for summery challenge? Hopefully lots of you have enjoyed at least some good weather over the last few weeks and have been able to get out and take some lovely summery photos ready to use on your scrapbook pages. Our challenge to you this month is very simple, create a summery page […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in the July sketch challenge, we have really enjoyed seeing the different interpretations of Lou’s sketch. There could only be one winner and all of the design team agreed that this months winner had to be Lesley with this lovely bright summery page. Well done Lesley, drop us […]

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10 minute layout

Time is often short but especially so during the summer holidays when the children are around so Rachel has come up with a quick 10 minute class using Cosmo Cricket Material Girl papers. Other Stash Used..Border punchThickers 1-Take a sheet of 12×12 paper, cut a co-ordinating piece to 6″x 5″2- Take a piece of kraft […]

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