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Decorating Blank Chipboard

I have to admit I look at blank chipboard shapes and sheets and think “what am i going to do with that?” and I’ve lost count of how many pieces i’ve ruined along the way. This month I wanted to share with you a simple way to bring your chipboard to life. Over at Sarahs […]

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Post-Christmas Scrapping

I love reading all the “Christmas Scrapping” inspiration in the run up to the big event in December, but if you’re anything like me, it is only now that you have the stash, edited pictures and most importantly time to actually document any of the festive season! So I hope you are not all fed […]

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{1, 2, 3….}

If you are anything like me, you have a lot of half used sheets of alphabet stickers lurking in your stash. I usually find I use up all the “useful” letters, and am left with sheets containing Z’s, X’s and loads of numbers! This month I’m on a mission to use up some of my […]

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* * January blog challenge * *

What better way to start the New Year than with £20 to spend on stash! All you need to do is get your scrap on and take part in our monthly challenge! Easy Peasy! So the challenge is this : CREATIVE INTENTIONS! What are your creative intentions for 2012? What are your scrappy resolutions? or […]

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Our Christmas 2011: the album…

Here is my finished album, ‘Our Christmas 2011’, page by page.  To save cardstock, I used both sides, completing the pages back to back.  I tried to think about themes/topics that would help me to record a full story of what happened in the build up to, and during, our Chrismtas celebrations: the details that […]

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Our Christmas 2011: telling the story…

I’ve always liked the idea of recording our Christmas each year, but also known that I wouldn’t be able to join in with a December Daily type project due to lack of time in the build up to Christmas.  I tried a few years ago and failed straightaway! So this year, knowing that it was […]

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December Challenge Winner

Thank you for taking part in our December challenge. The challenge was to use mixed Manufacturers for your paper choices. The DT have voted and picked a winner, so congratulations to SCATTYCHICK, the DT loved your Guitar 🙂 Please contact liannemail@sarahscardsltd.com to claim your shop voucher

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Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

Firstly I just want to wish our readers a very Happy New Year! Where did 2011 go to? This year I plan to use papers that I have at home already, and within that may mean scrapbooking colour schemes that are a little out of my comfort zone. This is due to buying papers on […]

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*Happy New Year*

Hello 2012! I can’t believe it’s the start of another new year. Time really does fly doesn’t it? Have you made any resolutions for 2012? I usually make 2 or 3 and by the end of January, if not before they have been broken or forgotten about. Every year I say I’m going to lose […]

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No Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone. It is Ifa with you today. How are you all ? Did you enjoy Christmas ? Is that turkey nearly finish by now ? We went to see a musical in London yesterday. Ghost was amazing! A theatre trip is turning into a family tradition in our household. Last year, we saw the […]

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* * Happy Christmas Eve * *

* Happy Christmas Eve * Only one more sleep till Santa! I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas so far.  It’s Laura here with a couple of Christmas layouts for you.  I used the gorgeous Bella Blvd Christmas collection for these pages.  For me Christmas is all about the bright colours and festive […]

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Deck the halls!!!!!!

Hi everyone! It’s Nat here wishing you a happy December and lead up to Christmas! Continuing our theme of using non-Christmas stash to create festive items, I thought I’d share with you something a little different from our usual projects that you might like to try out as quick and easy pre-Christmas craft, using some […]

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Roll up, roll up!

 Jen here, I hope you are having a lovely December! This month I’m focusing on using paper rolls as embellishments for your scrapbook pages.  You can find links to the products I’ve used at the end of this post, and as always please click on photos to see them bigger. Although I love all the […]

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December Challenge

Hi all It’s time for our monthly challenge and and chance to win a fabby £20 Voucher to Spend in the Sarahs Cards Shop … So what are you waiting for?? This month I have set a nice simple challenge for you to help you use up those left over papers you loved so much […]

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Use your own…

In my previous post, I showed a selection of tags which I had made, ready to be used on my layouts.  I decided to create a layout using some of my tags in a range of ways. The rounded-edged cards acted as a base for the title.  The orignal tags were further embellished.  For example, […]

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Make your own…

…journaling tags and labels. I keep seeing beautiful journaling tags for sale online and thinking to myself ‘I could do that!’  So, with the help of some Studio Calico Classic papers and tissue paper trims, some Jenni Bowlin stickers, Amy Tan stamps  and washi tape along with my daughter’s spirograph, I set about making some […]

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*****November Challenge Winner*****

It’s time to announce the winner of our November challenge, where we got you all to break out from the norm and think negatively!! A big thank you to everyone who entered, we all really enjoyed looking at your pages and how you interpreted the challenge! A big congratulations goes to our chosen winner…….Emma! The […]

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More Non Festive, Festive Scrapping!!

Hi!  Its Sandie here, and I am following on from Louise’s fabulous blog post yesterday where she has scrapped some Christmas photographs on non Christmas themed paper.  I am also not a huge fan of themed papers and find that I don’t scrapbook alot of my Christmas photographs because of this. I have decided to […]

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Non Festive, Festive Scrapping!

Hi it’s Louise back again with a couple more LOs using the Echo Park Times & Seasons range. Every year paper manufacturers release festive ranges perfect for scrapping our Christmas memories. But what if you’re just not that into festive themed papers? I am very bad at scrapping Christmas photos, and I think it’s because […]

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Let the countdown begin!

Hi it’s Louise with my last couple of posts for this year. Can you believe we’re into December already?  Where has the year gone? Only 24 more sleeps until Christmas! This month I did something I very rarely do… I chose a whole paper range from one manufacturer, right down to the element and alpha […]

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Spice it up and a dash of ketchup.

How did the title of this post grab you ? I hope it got you interested. I love thinking up far fetched titles for my layouts. Why settle for generic titles like Smile and Dream when you could have “Your beautiful smile”, “Your enigmatic smile” or even “Your cheesy smile”. My layout today is nothing […]

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Mistables from Pink Paislee

Along with the gorgeous Pink Paislee – Vintage Vogue, this month I also decided to get some Pink Paislee – Mistables. The Mistable products from Pink Paislee are designed with materials and textures that will accept misting sprays, inks and even markers. You convert the blank surfaces into unique designs by simply adding your chosen […]

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In Vogue with Pink Paislee’s – Vintage Vogue

Hi all 🙂 Gems here.  This month I got to play with the gorgeous Pink Paislee – Vintage Vogue. The girly tones are perfect for scrapping photos of my daughter and I got to work straight away on the first of my layouts…. [A love of Words]   [Please Click to View Larger]  Ashton is […]

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* * Scrapping with Studio Calico * *

Hello all It’s Laura here today and I have been playing with a couple of the new Studio Calico goodies that can be found at Sarah’s Cards. Here are the goodies that I started with and I wanted to scrap three layouts out of this little selection.  I want to talk today about repeating elements […]

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One for the boys !

Hello all.. This month I got to play with the fab and funky American Crafts Chap range, and I love it!! For this layout I used the sketch challenge from our recent retreat (I will post a copy of this up for you ASAP). The thickers to match this range are very different, but match […]

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Mixing it some more!

Welcome to day two of my little jaunt into mixing papers from different manufacturers. Today I’m back with a girly layout….although given the photo I used, that is debatable I suppose 😉 Here’s my completed page: Please click on any pictures to view a larger, detailed image The Spiffy Mustache paper from the gorgeous new […]

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Mixing it Up!

One of the initial draws for me to scrapbooking was all the wonderful colours and patterns of paper available to mix and match together. Although the manufacturers make it super easy for us to pick well-matched papers by providing coordinating ranges and lines, my favourite part of scrapbooking is sometimes breaking loose from this and […]

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Note it down

Hi all, Jen here, I hope everyone is having a lovely November so far!  This month I’m stepping outside my usual realm of layouts a little to bring you a simple but fun & useful project. I often find I think of ideas for pages or techniques at the most inappropriate time, for example in […]

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*November Retreat – Class Layouts*

Last weekend, the third Sarah’s Cards Retreat took place at the DeVere Hotel, Daresbury, near Warrington.  Each delegate had the opportunity to take six classes taught by the Design Team as well an optional card class too. Here are the example layouts from each of the classes: Claire: ‘Tactile Memories’ Jen: ‘Fancy Flora’ Lou: ‘Krafty […]

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Halloween and beyond…

I’m not normally one for themed pages or ranges of products but after taking the kids to a Halloween party during the holidays, I had a whole load of pictures that needed scrapping.  The American Crafts ‘Nightfall’ was ideal for them.  I also noticed that the patterns on some of the sheets or the reverse […]

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