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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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As some of you may know I absolutley love using butterflies on my pages and there is no shortage of choice at the moment! Aprils kit features some gorgeous papers called Ava by GCD covered in butterflies and some plain chipboard ones that will be perfect for painting, inking or covering in patterned paper. These […]

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Giant Astroturf Chair.

Focusing on our “using up old stash” challenge Jen has created this gorgeous page using some old Jillibean Soup papers.“When we went to London’s Southbank earlier this year we came across this giant chair made from astroturf! Photos were essential and I’ve been looking forward to scrapping these, and when I saw these Jillibean Soup […]

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Happy Easter

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and won’t be tempted with too many chocolate treats tomorrow!Hopefully spring is just around the corner, despite the snow up country, and we will soon be able to get out and about, enjoy some better weather and take some photos to scrap. The March kit is […]

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Paint Effects

I don’t know about you but I have got quite a collection of paints in my stash collection but I often struggle to think how to use them on my pages other than painting chipboard. Nat has used the gorgeous Lily Bee Audrey range to create this page and to make a clearer background for […]

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Jenni Bowlin

I thought you might like to see another of the fab pages that Nat has created using Jenni Bowlin Front Porch papers.“I used some machine stitching on this page to tie in with the home-spun feel of the papers. To echo this, I added some doodled stitches to the Thickers. I used some Pink Paislee […]

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American Craft have brought out some stunning new lines this season one of which is the Botanique range. This range is full of gorgeous floral papers with co-ordinating chipboard, ribbons and alphabets. Vanessa has created two stunning layouts and a mini book. Vanessa has cut out butterflies and flowers from the papers to create her […]

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March Challenge

We thought that this month we would set a slightly different challenge, I am sure all of us are guiltly of having huge stash mountains a lot of which we have totally forgotten that we had, even though we desperately needed it at the time!So our challenge to you is to create a page using […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

We have a winner of the February sketch challenge, Lythan with her layout entitled “we failed the grown up test” Well done Lythan all the design team loved your use of colour. Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you plus details of the April challenge. A huge thank you […]

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What a weekend!

I think we have all just about recovered for our weekend away, we all had an amazing time and it is all thanks to these two lovely ladies, Lianne and Sarah. For those of you who didn’t get to the retreat I thought you might like to see the classes that were taught by the […]

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Whoo Loves You?

When I am starting out creating a layout one of the first thing that I decide on is what papers I want to use. Have you ever thought of creating a page not using any patterned papers? I decided to give it a go!To create this page all I have used is a sheet of […]

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Lily Bee

I thought you would like to see some more fantastic layouts that Nat has created, she has been using Audrey papers by Lily Bee. This range is full of papers with beautiful bold designs which Nat has used with stunning results. Gramps Precious Moments Don’t forget our sketch challenge, you have until the 12th March […]

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Punch It Out

Scrapping isn’t a cheap hobby but there are ways that you can make your stash budget stretch that little bit further. Some of the most expensive items of stash are embellishments, I personally like to try and create my own embellsihments for my pages and one of the easiest ways is to choose paper that […]

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