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Hoopla Home Projects

Vanessa has created two stunning home projects using the gorgeous Glitz Designs Hoopla range. “I desperately need a better filing system for all the papers I have kept from school, brownies, football, swimming etc. I had two old box files from my bank that have been gathering dust for several years. This is what the […]

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Sketch Challenge

As promised here is our new challenge, Lou has created this great sketch for you to use, Some of the design team have been having a play with the sketch and have come up with a few layouts to share with you.. The team have also been joined by last months winner, Gwyneth who has […]

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Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of our January challenge, we asked you to produce a layout documenting the highlights of your 2010 using multiple photos. We had some amazing entries but our winner is……. JimJams.Congratulations JimJams, your page was stunning. Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you along with details […]

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Less Is More

You don’t always have to throw lots of embellishments and papers at a page to create a stunning layout, Lou has tried something different from her usual style and created this gorgeous page. “I loved this white box photo of my friend Jen and her step daughter Abi, and when I saw the colours and […]

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CHA is now over

CHA has finished again for another 6 months, and we have been tirelessly working to ensure our kits have the latest and best products in them for our subscribers. If you are considering taking out a subscription, here’s what’s in store for the next 8 months: February – Glitz Designs – Love Nest March – October […]

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Greetings from CHA

Today is the last day of the show, this time in Sunny LA. We have had a fabulous time catching up with friends, seeing the latest from our favourite manufacturers and getting some exercise pounding the halls here at CHA Here are a few of our top picks from the show Crate Portrait Collection Cosmo […]

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More Love Birds

As promised here are a few more stunning pages that Cathy has made using the gorgeous Fancy Pants Love Birds papers. “I really wanted to use the quote that was on the Strips paper so I designed my page around it, to add some extra detail I added some twine around the bottom of the […]

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Love Birds

Sarah and Lianne are off flying off to CHA tomorrow to see all the new releases and decide what will be gracing the shop over the coming months which is very exciting. However there are still lots of fantastic ranges available in the shop, Cathy has been playing with the Fancy Pants Love Birds range […]

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More Sweetness.

Rachael has created another page to share with you using the Pink Paislee Sweetness range.  “These papers are so easy to use as there is so much in them to cut out and use to embellish your page. To create this page I just used one sheet of the Pink Paislee patterned paper, Picture Perfect, […]

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Saturday Class

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Rachael has put together this class using some gorgeous papers by Pink Paislee, Sweetness. We would love to see what you do with it so if you don’t mind sharing leave us a link to your page in the comments box. Stash needed… 6×4 photoWhite cardstockPink […]

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The Classics

As you are aware we are an American Crafts specialist and stock a huge range of their products over in the shop, you can see them all here.Lou has been busy creating with The Classics range which includes numerous patterned papers, stamps, stickers, buttons and other fabulous embellishments. “I must have said it so many times, […]

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Blog Give Away Winner!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment for the blog give away, we do now have a winner. Using a random number generator our winning comment was no 115 which makes our lucky scrapper Hazel! Congratulations Hazel, email us at lianne@sarahscardsltd.com with your full name and address and we will get your prize out to […]

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January Challenge

As promised here is our next challenge, we decided to do something slightly different this month and not use a sketch. So our challenge to you is to create a page documenting the highlights of your 2010 using multiple photos, what could be simpler!Our November Challenge winner, Karen, has joined us this month and created […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of our sketch challenge, a big thank you to everyone who entered it was great to see so many different interpretations of Lianne’s sketch. Our winner this month is Gwyneth who has created this stunning page, congratulations Gwyneth! Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to […]

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Blog Give Away!

With all the excitement of Christmas well and truly behind us January can sometimes seem like such a long and dreary month. So we thought to add a bit of excitement we would have a blog give away!Have you seen the fabulous new October Afternoon camp fire papers? Well we are giving away all eight sheets of patterned […]

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Last One Of The Year.

Well it is nearly time to say goodbye to 2010 but we do have time for one last blog posting! We are going to see out the year with a fabulous page created by Nat using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers. “I had a lovely collection of bright photos of the fairground that […]

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Sunday Stroll

We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and that all the snow didn’t affect your holiday plans! Scrapping time is very rare over the holidays with so much else going on but we thought you might like to have a look at this gorgeous page that Nat has created using Fancy Pants […]

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I hope you are all coping with the snow and freezing temperatures and it isn’t stopping you from getting on with your Christmas preparations. I know that we are fast approaching Christmas but I am sure that lots of you have still got Halloween photos waiting to be scrapped. Cathy has created three stunning pages […]

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Enjoy Life

A bit of a mixture today, Nat has created this fantastic page using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers. “The daft glasses you have to wear to watch 3D films were just begging for a silly photo shoot! To continue the movie-theme I used photoshop to add a film strip effect border the pictures. […]

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Sketch Challenge

As promised here is our next challenge, if you are in need of some scrapping therapy in the run up to Christmas why not have a go and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher to spend in the shop and the opportunity to join the design team in creating an example […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce Novembers sketch challenge winner, we had some gorgeous entries but as always there can only be one winner. The design team have chosen this stunning page created by Karen. Congratulations Karen, drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you and details of the next challenge. Have you […]

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Glitz Design is a new manufacturer for Sarah’s Cards, there are two gorgeous paper ranges in stock over in the shop Hoopla and Scarlett, both ranges have great coordinating embellishments along with some lovely clear stamps and teeny alphas. If you are loving these Glitz ranges then you will love our February kit which features […]

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She Ain’t Heavy…

When I was sent these American Crafts Dear Lizzie Enchanted papers to use I was instantly drawn to this gorgeous varnished accent paper. I loved the pattern and wanted that to be a major part of my page, so I decided to use it as my background paper. Leaving it whole was a bit too […]

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More Pixie-Licious

It is so cold I thought we could all do with a bit of warming up by having a look at Rachel’s lovely summery page made using gorgeous Cosmo Pixie-Licious papers. Don’t forget our sketch challenge, you still have a week to enter and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher to […]

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Where Did You Get That….

Sarah has created this lovely class using Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful papers, she has embellished the page with a length of rose trim. There are a couple of different sorts over in the shop, here and here. You Will Need….. White Cardstock Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful papers Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful Cute Cuts and Stickers […]

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Bit Of A Mixture

Over the last few days we have been sharing some layouts with you that have been created by the newest member of the Sarah’s Cards design team, Claire Wheatley. She has come up with some stunning pages using Lily Bee Domestic Bliss. “I have tonnes of pictures from the summer waiting to be scrapped and […]

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Ok so here is the second page that the newest member of the design team, Claire, has created. She has been using Lily Bee Domestic Bliss. “I have seen a few layouts with houses on and its something I have always meant to try but just never got round to, when I saw these fabulous […]

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Domestic Bliss

Over the last few weeks we have seen a few changes in the design team, we had to say a sad farewell to Lou Collins but we have been joined by the very talented Claire Wheatley (aka Weetabix over on UKS) which we are very excited about. Those of you who subscribe to the monthly […]

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Sketch Challenge

Who is up for another challenge? Lianne has come up with this fantastic sketch for you, the design team have really enjoyed using it and have come up with some great examples. To take part in the challenge all you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch for inspiration and […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of the October sketch challenge, thank you to everyone who took part we hope you enjoyed using the sketch as much as we did, it certainly inspired some gorgeous pages! So this months winner is Karen with her stunning page “Cool Dudes”. She has used October Afternoon SeaSide papers and […]

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