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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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Day 2 of giveaways, and our first winner!

Thanks to everyone who commented yesterday, we love to share with you and are pleased to announce our first giveaway winner… Random.org generated number 75 which is… KraftyKaren said…The new papers look really lush – glad CHA went well.06 August 2009 22:30 Congratulations Karen, e-mail your full name and address to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com by next Friday […]

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7 Days of Giveaways!!

So we’ve just about recovered from our trip to CHA and are busy uploading all the lovely goodies we ordered to our coming soon section. Some generous manufacturers kindly gave us lots of lovely samples to bring home and we wanted to share some of our CHA treasure with our blog readers. For the next […]

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Lovely Lampshades!

I thought I would put together a class using one of my favourite paper ranges at the moment, Crate paper. You will need.Crate paper Lillian – Mellow, Blissful, glitter borders and alpha stickers.Crate paper Little Sprout – WillowMartha Stewart butterfly punch.Journaling stamps.Brads.Alphabet stamps.Small alphabet stickers. 1. Start with a 7×5 photo and matt it onto […]

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CHA – Day 2…

We woke up raring to go today with a stack of completed order forms to be handed in and a to-do list as long as International Drive itself, we started with a yummy breakfast of french toast at Dennys and made our way to the convention centre. Lots more pics for you, there was so […]

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CHA – Day 1

Well, it was a busy one! We had such a fantastic first day at the show, taking it all in and excitedly dashing between manufacturers choosing our favourite paper lines. Here are some piccies for you: There were lots of lovely new American Crafts goodies, we fell in love with these new patterned albums, the […]

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Our other obsession…

Okay, so we love to scrap and stroke scrappy related things, but our other obsession – confession time – is make-up, or cosmetics if you’re posh! Today we visited our favourite cosmetics shop of all to get all the help we desperately need… Oooooh, Benefit loveliness… We spent ages playing with all the samples and […]

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We’re here!

We’ve had our first full day in Orlando and boy have we made the most of it! We were up to see the sun rise and swimming in the fabulous hotel pool by 8am having eaten fresh fruit for breakfast (how good are we????). It was then time nip across the road to the Convention […]

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Crate Paper Orbit

Lou has done some absolutley gorgeous layouts using Crate Papers Orbit range, I just love how she has managed to add so much texture and dimension to her pages by tearing and rolling the paper. “When I first saw these papers as a new release from CHA I knew I had to have them! I […]

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mixing it up!!

Rachel has been mixing things up a bit using products from different manufacturers to create a layout, I am a big fan of mixing brands when it comes to scrapbooking. On this layout i have used Crate, Sassafras and Fancy Pants all of which are available at the shop. I know some people find it […]

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We have a winner!!

We have been carefully reading through all the entries to our Pink Paislee Giveaway, it was so hard to choose a winner as all the entries were great. We have decided that the winner is – drumroll please .. . JUDI! Judi said…Well this has caused a few comments in my house. I asked my […]

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Skipping Along.

Stamps and punches are such versatile scrapbooking tools and I am sure that the majority of us have a small hord of them in our craft space. When Sarah sent me these gorgeous papers by Pebbles Inc I decided that I want to create a layout using less patterend paper than I would usually use […]

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Enchanting

Gemma has created some gorgeous layouts using the Pink paislee Enchanting range.

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NEW Pink Paislee Kit Offer and Giveaway!

We have put together some limited edition Pink Paislee kits for purchase, these are a great price at £24.95 – that’s 30% off the RRP of over £35! There are only a handful of each available so come and see them here and grab yours quick. We also have one Fascinating kit to give away […]

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Vintage Yummy

Rachel has done this great layout using the beautiful Sassafras Lass Vintage Yummy range. Be bold and beautifulThese sassafras papers are lush, but as much as I love patterned paper these papers are a tad intimidating, they are busy busy but fabulous.But just go for it, The more colour the better, breaking this layout down […]

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Punches

Punches are becoming more and more popular with a great selection on the market. They can also be used to create some fab stencils to use on your cards and pages. I like to have a border of some description around most of my layouts to hold your focus on the page. I usually draw […]

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My Little Shoebox

Cal has made some gorgeous cards using My Neighbourhood papers from My Little Shoebox. I love the way that Cal has used these papers.

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Crate Paper Lillian

Crate Paper have brought out some gorgeous paper ranges in the last few months, one of my favourite is Lillian, the range has got some lovely die cut papers and some fab glitter embellishments. Here is a class that I have put together for you. You will need – sheet of white cardstockthree sheets of […]

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Jillybean Soup

Nat has created this gorgeous layout using the fab Jillybean Soup range, here is how she did it- I used “Chicken Stock” as my base, and added a piece of “Portobello” which I cut into a label shape on top. Next I added some “Half & Half”, and then strips of “minced shallots” running horizontally […]

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