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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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My Minds Eye ~ Bloom ~

I put this class together a while ago using some gorgeous My Minds Eye Bloom papers, the range of colours and patterns in the pack are excellent. Stash used My Minds Eye bloom papers My Little Shoebox alphas Chipboard flourish-scrapfix Large and medium retro flower punch Paint dabber Bazzill Cardstock Button Black inkpad and pen […]

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Crate Little Sprout

Cathy has created these gorgeous layouts and cards using the new very cute Little Sprout collection by Crate. Here she descibes how she did them: & the Story Begins:Starting off with a kraft cardstock base, I trimmed a little off the patterned paper & dark brown Bazzill to create a frame. Before sticking down I […]

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Family Ties

As promised here is the second class that I have put together for my time as “blog highjacker”!! Stash needed. Pretty Please paper packAlpha stampsMedium retro flower punchButtonEmbroidery threadFancy pants pinRibbonSheet of cream paper or cardstockBlack pen and ink padFoam pads Cut out a scalloped piece of patterned paper, I have used another piece of […]

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Blooming Lovely

Use your die cut sheet to make your own embellshment, layer a die cut circle with one cut out of patterned paper using foam pads. Add some of the small die cut flowers to both the bottom and top layers sticking some bling at the centres. Stash used. Pretty please paper pack American Crafts puffy […]

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Pretty Please

There has been so many gorgeous paper ranges appearing in the shop since Sarah and Lianne went over to America for CHA 2009, one of my favourite manufactures has been My Minds Eye which is a new one for me. I just loved their ranges Bloom and Grow so I thought I would have a […]

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3 Bugs “What a Hoot”

We fell in love with the new 3 Bugs ranges when we went to CHA this January and, it would appear, so have you! Tania, a good and long standing customer of ours, e-mailed us yesterday to show us a layout she’d created with this range and I just felt I had to share it […]

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Sincerely Yours Craft Show

We will be trading at the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Leigh, Lancashire this Sunday (17th May 2009). If any blog readers in the North West would like to pop along, do some shopping and say hello, you can find out more details here, we look forward to seeing you there! Sarah and Lianne xx

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I will by Jen

Jen has created another layout for us using Basic Grey Porcelain. The soft vintage feel of these papers make them perfect for wedding projects.

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American Crafts & Paper Trunk

Sarah gave me the challenge of decorating an American Crafts Modern Album, mine has been sat on the shelf for a while now and this was the push I needed to get it done! I chose the gorgeous Paper Trunk Socialite range because I love the vibrant colours. I cut the papers into 2″ squares […]

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To Scrap minibook project by Sarah Palmer

I thought I would make a little book to hold photos that I’ve taken each month and want to scrap using the Crate Lemongrass range that Sarah’s Cards sent me to work with. You can make any size you want but as I only seem to scrap pics that aren’t any bigger than 6″x4″ I […]

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May Kit and June Sneaky Peeks!

We are so excited about the next few kits! May’s kit features the gorgeous and very versitile Minestrone range from Jillibean Soup aswell as a host of extra goodies to tie it all together and make scrapping a breeze. We now have May start subscriptions available here, hurry if you want to join because subscriptions […]

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Q&A by Rachael Elliott

Rachael created this gorgeous layout for us using the new Bloom range by My Mind’s Eye. We love the idea behind the page and Rachael explains how she did it: Back in November 2007 I did one of these layouts for each of my girls, it was an idea that I got from UKS. They […]

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