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October ‘Pinterest’ Challenge

For months, I resisted taking a look at the Pinterest website even though I could see that it was becoming really popular.  I did not need to find another online place to be addicted to!  However, during the summer holidays, I decided to take a peak.  As soon as my invitation came through, I did […]

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Feeling the chill?

Brrrr it sure has got chilly in the UK, so boiling summer temperates last week, but winter like this week. Anyway, i hope you enjoyed by last post on the Crate Collection and how super versatile it can be. So i thought i would show you a couple more pages i have done. I love all […]

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Not quite Christmas

So you either scrap christmas or you don’t, some people will (like me) and some people will stay away from scrapping it. Often the christmas papers are quite erm bold and can be hard to use. However I love the new Christmas collection from Crate. This happens to be the most un christmassy collection i […]

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Using photostrips part two.

Nine years ago, at the end of my University days, I decided to go Interrailing around Europe during the summer holidays before I started teaching.  I’ve never actually scrapped about this trip before but the October Afternoon Boarding Pass range got me thinking about some of my past travels.  As I wanted to include quite […]

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Photostrip Tutorial…

I love using photostrips on my layouts.  As I scrap A4 sized pages, it’s an easy way to include multiple photos without crowding the page. I’ve recently seen various Smartphone apps that produce photostrips and there’s probably websites out there to do it for you too, but I create my own using Picasa.  If you […]

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Pimp Your Thickers!

Hello all. Happy October… can you believe how warm it is at the moment? Hope you all have something wonderful planned for the weekend… but if you don’t hopefully I can provide you with a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. This month I chose to work with the stunning Bella! Paper Boy […]

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Another Happy Day with Echo Park

Hey everyone, it’s Ifa with you today. Are you having a great day ? My layout today is made with the Happy Days range by Echo Park. The colours are fun and say, happy, to me…very, very happy! Perfect for some summer photos. 1. I started by stamping with Jenni Bowlin Labels stamp set onto […]

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~*Using Banners*~

Hi all, Gems here. At the most recent CHA show, something that jumped out at me was the use of ‘banner’ shapes being used on layouts, embellishments and also incorporated into patterned paper designs. So this month I decided to use banner shapes on three layouts I created using the absolutely gorgeous, My Mind’s Eye […]

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* * American Crafts Daydreams * *

Hello all, it’s Laura here with my first blog post for Sarah’s Cards! So for my first blog post I thought I would share with you a couple of my ideas on how to incoperate cards and envelopes into your scrapbooking layouts. For these layouts I am going to be using the gorgeous bright and […]

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My Baby Cuz!

For my next layout using the Amy Tangerine range, I’ve used the Fabric Paper as my main background and using the AC Glitter Yellow gel pen, I’ve highlighted the yellow hearts, giving a touch of sparkle. It hasn’t shown up that well on the photos, but I’ve also used it on my own 3d accent […]

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A Doodling Footballer

Hi all, when I was deciding what to choose for my blog work this month, the Amy Tangerine range got my attention.  I love the doodle style accent stickers and the doodle designs on some the papers.  I quite often have a bit of a doodle on my pages, especially outlining embellishments and photos etc. […]

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So here is the second page I have made using the same paper collection MME Lost & Found 2 – Breeze. This time I put my chains to use to add extra texture and style to my flowers and sticker embellishments, it was easy peasy to cut up the chains using an old pair of […]

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Playing with chains

Hi all.. This month for my blog work I decided to give myself a little challenge by creating layouts using ball chains for embellishments, as I was browsing through Sarahs goodies in the shop I came across this little bag of ball chains and it got my mind in a tizzy thinking how I could […]

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Making the chop!

When I chat to fellow Scrapbookers, there seems to be one technique above all others that divides us memory makers – hand cutting! It seems we either love it, creating numerous embellishments and details from patterned paper, or simply avoid the “fussy cutting” like the plague! Personally, it’s a technique I love and couldn’t survive […]

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{3 Happy Days – Days two & three}

So it seems that Blogger did not want to play along with my 3 days in a row posts, so instead you get days 2 & 3 of Echo Park’s ‘Happy Days’ in one post.  I’ll start with this page. Another huge advantage of 6×6 papers is they are great for blocking style pages, and […]

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{3 Happy Days – Day one}

Hi everyone, Jen here to share with you three days of layouts using Echo Park ‘Happy Days’.  I’m a big fan of Echo Park, I think their paper collections are always so much fun. This is no exception. It’s such a great seletcion of patterns, perfect so for many different themes and suited to both […]

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September Challenge

Hi, it’s Jen here and this month it’s my turn to host the blog challenge. I love sketches, so this month the challenge is a sketch! You have up until 30th September to enter by simply leaving us a comment with a link to your page created by taking inspiration from the sketch. There’s a […]

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Hang it out again…

Part two: more ways with twine and embossing powders… Evie loves pink.  When I was looking for some photos to use, I realised that so many of the pictures of Evie involved outfits that included something pink.  If you ask her what her favourite colour is, her answer is most definitely ‘pink!’.  So I used […]

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Hang it out…

Using twine and embossing powders part one… When I started to think about my first blog post here, I decided that I’d like to use my two favourite products/techniques right now: Baker’s Twine and using Embossing Powders/Stamps. This stamp set immediately caught my eye:  and I started to think about how I could use the peg […]

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Challenge Winner

We have had loads of fabulous entries for the latest challenge of using 5 patterned papers. The winner of the £20 e-voucher to spend in the shop is JEN We all loved the lovely rainbow idea on this page, its too cute,  so a big congratulations to Jen. Contact Lianne to receive your voucher, there is so much […]

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Coming ready or not!

So we are now in September and don’t shoot me but there is no denying that its getting a little darker on a night and its getting a little colder, so it must mean that Christmas must be coming. Ok so its quite far off now but I am a bit of a fan of […]

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A Stitch in Time

I’m one of those people who can’t sew a button on with much success, so I have never even dared venture into the world of sewing machines!!!  But….I have found that I like to hand stitch onto my scrapbook pages, it could be down to the fact that I can attach everything down with tape […]

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Not just for school dinner money!!!

The kraft envelope… I remember my first encounter with a kraft envelope was to take in my school dinner Monday every Monday morning. Who’d have thought just a few (well quite a few) years later I’d be having a whole new love affair with a brown envelope… lol! I decided it was about time I […]

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Creating using Crate Neighbourhood

Following all the new releases from CHA, the shop is bursting with gorgeous new goodies, have you been to check them out? In addition to the beautiful new lines to tempt you, I think it is important to not forget some of the older lines that are just as delicious! For this month’s blog work […]

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Roll Up, Roll Up!!

Following CHA, the shop is being flooded with exciting new products – it’s hard to choose what to buy first!! But as soon as I saw the new releases in stock from My Little Shoebox, I immediately fell in love with the Roll Up Flower die cut sheets and new they’d be top of my […]

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Coffee Break

Today I thought I’d show a little home project, again using the State Fair collection by Studio Calico. I really like tile coasters and I’ve always been tempted to buy a few, but then I stop myself as I think – ultra thick embossing enamel – do your own!  Okay, not ceramics, but I thought […]

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Musical Dudes

Hi, its Vanessa here and this month I’m carrying on with the State Fair Collection by Studio Calico. I’m also carrying on with the misting theme (my passion for the moment!) and I’ve created this page using a quick and simple misting technique, and a few quick techniques generally, which also give effective results. Using […]

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Heritage/Vintage Layouts anyone?

This month I received some lovely old family photographs so I decided to focus my blog work on scrapping these. I armed myself with the WHOLE COLLECTION PACK of Crate Portrait, it’s full of lush papers, diecuts, stickers and borders 🙂 I also wanted wanted to add some stamping to my layout so I picked […]

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Meet our new Design Team members!

Last month we launched a design team call, and we wanted to share with you the new member of the Sarah’s Cards Ltd design team. We’re so excited to welcome four, yes, four new DT members! That means MORE kit layouts in your printed brochure each month and MORE fabulous projects on the blog each […]

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{3 ways with a sketch}

I love working with sketches – they are a great way to kick start a layout if you are feelinga little bit ‘mojo challenged’. But even if you are not, they can be a fantastic way to get those creative juices flowing. I often re-use sketches, because quite a lot of the time, by the […]

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