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Sketch Challenge with prizes!!

This months sketch has been designed by Lianne and we have some exciting news! Link you layout on the blog or email an image of your page to sarah@sarahscardsltd.com by the 7th December 09 and a member of the design team will pick a winner. The winner will not only recieve a £10 e-voucher that […]

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Sweet Marmalade.

Rachel has been creating with the new Sassafras Sweet Marmalade papers Who doesnt like a bit of hand cutting? These patterned papers are very busy but with such bold patterns they are perfect for handcutting out the designs. This is one of my graduation photos, I often wonder if it was all worth it, Uni […]

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Up Up and Away!

Vanessa has made this gorgeous card using more of the American Crafts Junior range, she has used the rocket pictures on the papers for inspiration and added buttons and ribbon to make the rocket really pop off the paper.

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American Crafts Junior

The newest memeber of our design team, Vanessa, has been working with the gorgeous American Crafts Junior range. She has produced this fantastic page which just goes to show that you don’t need to use heaps of stash to create a stunning page, how about scraplifting this layout using up some of your scraps. Eat […]

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For him…..and for her!

Jen has been using one of the new My Minds Eye ranges, Ooh La La for him, the range is obviously being marketed for those male pages that you want to create but Jen has shown that it is perfect for any of layout!

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Novembers Kit, Great Crate Paper!

Have you seen the picture of the November kit? It is full of the gorgeous Crate Paper Season collection along with a 12×12 sheet of fantastic chipboard shapes plus lots of other embellishments including an alphabet! Kit subscriptions can be found here. Here is a little sneak of what one of the design team has […]

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Bold and Beautiful!

Nat has created these two gorgeous layouts using the Basic Grey Lime Rickey range, she has really shown how well these bold, bright papers can be used to create some fantastic results.

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Monthly Sketch Challange

Sometimes we all need a bit more inspiration than usual to get the scrapping ideas flowing so we thought it would be fun to do a monthly sketch challange.Jen has designed this great sketch to kick us off and a few of us have put together some examples. Jen has used American Crafts “Craft Fair” […]

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First Garden

Rachel has created this fab dotty layout using the Three Bugs In a Rug Spread Your Wings collection. I love how she has combined all the patterned papers together and made a block of photos to really showcase her first garden.

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Fancy Pants

I thought I would have a play with one of the new Fancy Pants ranges, Dancing Girl. The papers are obviously meant to be used for the little dancers in your life but can be easily used for any girlie layout. Sometimes I am put off using stickers on a layout because I don’t want […]

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More French Couture!

I thought you might like to see the last layout that Emma created using the gorgeous Lily Bee French Couture range, she has made a wonderful rosette to add to the page too! “We visited a silver/lead mine in Wales and my son headed straight to the panning shed. He was fully engrossed in his […]

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Lily Bee

The newest member of the design team, Emma Trout, has been working really hard to put together a few layouts to share with you using the new Lily Bee French Couture range. I am sure you will agree that they are stunning! “One of the highlights from our recent holiday was working out which person […]

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Same Paper Different Look

Rachel was given the lovely 3 Bugs in a Rug Spread Your Wings collection to play with, when I first looked at this paper range I thought lovely bright summery papers. Rachel has produced two layouts using the same paper range but that look so totally different. My first page is perhaps more traditional, using […]

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Earth Love

Cosmo Cricket have released some gorgeous new ranges of paper at CHA, Earth Love is my favourite with lovely muted tones and fab patterns.I have put together this really quick and simple layout using some of the Earth Love papers and chipboard. Stash needed. Earth Love …ReuseRelieveRepeatBordersElements12×12 chipboardBackground paper, scenic route worn blue gridFoam padsBlack […]

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3 Bugs In A Rug

Rachel has put together this great layout using 3 Bugs in a Rug paper, Spread Your Wings. I love how she has managed to use five photos and kept the page feeling uncluttered.

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Crop Class

Sarah put this gorgeous class together for the crop last Sunday so we thought it would be great to share it with everyone! The class kit can be found here in the shop. 1. Adhere the scalloped circle paper to the middle of the Kraft cardstock, ensuring that your adhesive is at least 2″ from […]

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Note Book Look

There are some great punches on the market that enable you to create a note book effect on the top of your paper, here is one example. If you don’t have one of these punches or don’t want to have to spend out on one how about using stitching to create a similar look? I […]

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Butterfly Kisses

Here are two more of Jens creations using the 3 Bugs Butterfly Kisses range, I just love the simplicity and use of white space on her layout “Love to Twirl”. It also demonstrates that you don’t need to have piles of patterned paper to create your layouts why not try using up your leftover scraps. […]

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Beautifully Calm

Jen has been using the 3 bugs Butterfly Kisses range and produced some lovely layouts. Calm moments: our dog misty is bounding up and down a lot of the time, so it’s nice to capture a portrait of her when she’s having a slightly less crazy moment! I used a black and White photo, and […]

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New Funky Pink Glasses

Our final installment of Cathys gorgeous layouts using the Paper Trunk Socialite range. I always matt or define the edges of my photo’s but because I thought this collection to be quite graphic I thought I’d try something different!I started with a pink cardstock base and after placing my photo’s where I wanted them I […]

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O is for….

Here is the second layout Cathy has created using the Paper Trunk Socialite range, This layout was quite quick to create.I started off cutting a large peice of orange cardstock & placing it off centre to the left. Then cutting several strips of various papers from the collection & framing my photo’s. Note how I […]

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Who Is This Man?

Cathy has been working with Paper Trunks Socialite papers, another range which is very bold in both colour and design. She has produced some fantastic layouts which we will be sharing with you over the next few days. This photo of DGD Olivia just had to be showcased with not much else on the page, […]

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Be Bold.

Sometimes scrappers can be put off using papers with large, bold patterns as we’re not sure quite how to use them effectively on a layout without them appearing too overpowering, using the MME Andrea Victoria range Cal has shown us how to use them with brilliant results.

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3 Bugs & We have a Winner!

Random.org has chosen number 87 this time around. The winner is: Alison5 said…Oh what a fantastic give away, me please!Thanks14 August 2009 18:10 Congratulations Alison! Please e-mail your full name and address to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com and your prize will be winging it’s way to you next week Thank you all for participating in our week (+1!!) […]

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Our Day 7 Winner, and a little surprise for you!

Our Pink Paislee giveaway was a popular one! We loved these papers at CHA and are pleased you all like the look of them too. Random.org has generated number 23 who is: Maxine said…OOh more gorgeous papers 12 August 2009 17:41 Congratulations Maxine, e-mail your full name and address to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com and we’ll get your […]

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Day 7, it’s nearly over…or is it?

Day 7 and we’ve had so much fun this week! We have a fabulous prize today, something that you can’t get your hands on for some time, but first, let’s announce yesterday’s winner. Random.org generated number 59, which belongs to this comment: Lynsey said…These are fab, would love to shuffle these!12 August 2009 10:52 Congrats […]

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Day 6 already and another giveaway for you!

It’s day 6 already and we have a great giveaway prize today! But let’s see who our lucky day 5 winner is first. Random.org has generated number 20, which belongs to… Lythan said…these are so loverly – what a great prize10 August 2009 18:44 Congratulations Lythan! E-mail your full name and address to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com and […]

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Day 5, time to bling it up!

Day 5 of giveaways and we have a really good one today! But first, let’s announce the day 4 winner… Random.org generated number 53 which belongs to this comment: gemma said…Keeping everything crossed this time!10 August 2009 09:16 Congratulations Gemma! E-mail your full name and address to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com and we’ll get your new Jillibean Soup […]

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It’s day 4, fancy some Soup?!

Wow, it’s day 4 of our giveaways already, and we have another winner! Random.org generated number 9 which is.. hotpotato said…oooo that paper looks rather nice…me likey LOL.08 August 2009 17:52 Congratulations hotpotato, please e-mail your full name and address to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com by next Sunday and we’ll get your new Scrap Within Reach goodies posted […]

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It’s Day 3, and we have another winner!

Huge thanks again to everyone who’s been joining in with our week of fun! We have a winner of the gorgeous Jenni Bowlin goodies from day 2… Random.org has generated number 43 which belongs to this comment: Dolly said…Fabby prize, keeping everything crossed :)xx07 August 2009 22:21 Congratulations Dolly! Please e-mail your full name and […]

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