Hey Little Magpie Blog

Last One Of The Year.

Well it is nearly time to say goodbye to 2010 but we do have time for one last blog posting! We are going to see out the year with a fabulous page created by Nat using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers. “I had a lovely collection of bright photos of the fairground that […]

Comments Off on Last One Of The Year.

Sunday Stroll

We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and that all the snow didn’t affect your holiday plans! Scrapping time is very rare over the holidays with so much else going on but we thought you might like to have a look at this gorgeous page that Nat has created using Fancy Pants […]

Comments Off on Sunday Stroll


I hope you are all coping with the snow and freezing temperatures and it isn’t stopping you from getting on with your Christmas preparations. I know that we are fast approaching Christmas but I am sure that lots of you have still got Halloween photos waiting to be scrapped. Cathy has created three stunning pages […]

Comments Off on Spooky

Enjoy Life

A bit of a mixture today, Nat has created this fantastic page using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers. “The daft glasses you have to wear to watch 3D films were just begging for a silly photo shoot! To continue the movie-theme I used photoshop to add a film strip effect border the pictures. […]

Comments Off on Enjoy Life

Sketch Challenge

As promised here is our next challenge, if you are in need of some scrapping therapy in the run up to Christmas why not have a go and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher to spend in the shop and the opportunity to join the design team in creating an example […]

Comments Off on Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce Novembers sketch challenge winner, we had some gorgeous entries but as always there can only be one winner. The design team have chosen this stunning page created by Karen. Congratulations Karen, drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you and details of the next challenge. Have you […]

Comments Off on Sketch Challenge Winner


Glitz Design is a new manufacturer for Sarah’s Cards, there are two gorgeous paper ranges in stock over in the shop Hoopla and Scarlett, both ranges have great coordinating embellishments along with some lovely clear stamps and teeny alphas. If you are loving these Glitz ranges then you will love our February kit which features […]

Comments Off on Glitz

She Ain’t Heavy…

When I was sent these American Crafts Dear Lizzie Enchanted papers to use I was instantly drawn to this gorgeous varnished accent paper. I loved the pattern and wanted that to be a major part of my page, so I decided to use it as my background paper. Leaving it whole was a bit too […]

Comments Off on She Ain’t Heavy…

More Pixie-Licious

It is so cold I thought we could all do with a bit of warming up by having a look at Rachel’s lovely summery page made using gorgeous Cosmo Pixie-Licious papers. Don’t forget our sketch challenge, you still have a week to enter and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher to […]

Comments Off on More Pixie-Licious

Where Did You Get That….

Sarah has created this lovely class using Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful papers, she has embellished the page with a length of rose trim. There are a couple of different sorts over in the shop, here and here. You Will Need….. White Cardstock Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful papers Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful Cute Cuts and Stickers […]

Comments Off on Where Did You Get That….

Bit Of A Mixture

Over the last few days we have been sharing some layouts with you that have been created by the newest member of the Sarah’s Cards design team, Claire Wheatley. She has come up with some stunning pages using Lily Bee Domestic Bliss. “I have tonnes of pictures from the summer waiting to be scrapped and […]

Comments Off on Bit Of A Mixture


Ok so here is the second page that the newest member of the design team, Claire, has created. She has been using Lily Bee Domestic Bliss. “I have seen a few layouts with houses on and its something I have always meant to try but just never got round to, when I saw these fabulous […]

Comments Off on Home

Domestic Bliss

Over the last few weeks we have seen a few changes in the design team, we had to say a sad farewell to Lou Collins but we have been joined by the very talented Claire Wheatley (aka Weetabix over on UKS) which we are very excited about. Those of you who subscribe to the monthly […]

Comments Off on Domestic Bliss

Sketch Challenge

Who is up for another challenge? Lianne has come up with this fantastic sketch for you, the design team have really enjoyed using it and have come up with some great examples. To take part in the challenge all you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch for inspiration and […]

Comments Off on Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of the October sketch challenge, thank you to everyone who took part we hope you enjoyed using the sketch as much as we did, it certainly inspired some gorgeous pages! So this months winner is Karen with her stunning page “Cool Dudes”. She has used October Afternoon SeaSide papers and […]

Comments Off on Sketch Challenge Winner

The Dino Wash

Time to share another page that Lou has created using Crate School Spirit papers and show you more great ways to use mists on your page.There are lots of fantastic masks available on the market, check these out here. Lou has used one of the masks on her page and then followed the design through […]

Comments Off on The Dino Wash

We have a winner!!!

Thank you so much for all joining in the fun yesterday. It was great to see how you came to your guesses We do now have a winner: Rebecca said: Im guessing 10:50 pm ? Congratulations Rebecca – e-mail us lianne@sarahscardsltd.com with your name & address to claim your prize. I was actually born at […]

Comments Off on We have a winner!!!

It’s Sarah’s Birthday Giveaway!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED It’s my birthday and I’ve received some fabulous presents this year. I want to give something back so here it is. I am offering a fabulous pack of American Crafts adhesive to one of you lucky blog readers This amazing value pack (available to purchase on the website here) is worth over […]

Comments Off on It’s Sarah’s Birthday Giveaway!

Lots of Forest Fun

Mists are becoming ever more popular with lots of manufacturers now producing them, over in the shop you will find That Special Touch Mica Mists and Maya Road Mists there are so many gorgeous colours available. If you have never used them before it can be a bit daunting thinking about trying something new especially […]

Comments Off on Lots of Forest Fun

Count Me In

Sometimes papers can seem a bit difficult to use on a layout purely because of their bold patterns, Sarah has overcome this by concentrating on the colours instead of the designs in these Sassafras “Count Me In” papers and used blocks to create the background for her photos. Leaving a gap between each patterned block […]

Comments Off on Count Me In

Taking Time

“Taking Time- This photo was taken in June when I travelled to the coast for my friends birthday party (no we’re not too old for birthday parties). I thought this photo was really funny, and as I had such a great time I wanted to document it. My friends live along way from where I […]

Comments Off on Taking Time

Shes Two!

Over the last few days we have been sharing some stunning pages created by Cathy using the gorgeous MME Lost and Found Madison Avenue papers. Here is her final page, another stunning creation. “I sanded the edges of my photos and as they were all quite dark I matted them onto pink paper to lift […]

Comments Off on Shes Two!

Think Pink

As promised here is another page that Cathy has created using MME Lost And Found Maddison papers. “For this page I wanted to keep it quite modern (even thought the papers have a vintage feel) so I started with the strips of different papers down the right hand side and then placed my photo at […]

Comments Off on Think Pink

So So Sweet

Cathy has been busy creating with some of the gorgeous Lost and Found MME Madison Avenue range and over the next few days we will be sharing her stunning pages with you. “I traced half of the shaped paper onto the stripped glitter paper & placed it onto the kraft cardstock. The strips across the […]

Comments Off on So So Sweet

Monday Class

Are you looking for something to do this week? How about having a go at this simple class Rachael has put together for you using Dear Lizzie Enchanted papers. You will need…Dear Lizzie Enchanted papersFancy Glitter Foam ThickersWhite CardstockFlower PunchesDear Lizzie Enchanted StickersSmall Alphabet StickersJenni Bowlin TicketTab PunchWater MisterMica Mist How To….1. Cut out a […]

Comments Off on Monday Class

Sketch Challenge

As promised here is Lianne’s sketch for our challenge this month, all the design team who used this sketch loved it so we can’t wait to see what you do with it. To take part all you have to do is create a layout or card using this sketch as your inspiration and post a […]

Comments Off on Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge Winner

It is time once again to announce the winner of our sketch challenge, the weeks go by so quickly! Our sketch last month was created by Rachel and I hope you all had as much fun using it as we did there were some really great enteries. As always there could only be one winner […]

Comments Off on Sketch Challenge Winner


Over the past few weeks lots of the design team have been experimenting with the new mica mists and I have to say we all love them!! They are so easy to use and look just great, on this page Vanessa has used them to create a textured background. She has spritzed her background cardstock […]

Comments Off on Misting

Dymo Journaling With A Difference.

Nat has created this great layout using Walk In The Park papers by Echo Park and after having problems creating her journaling using a Dymo she has come up with a great alternative.The bright colours of this line by Echo Park were perfect for marking the celebrations on the day my class graduated, particularly as […]

Comments Off on Dymo Journaling With A Difference.

Saturday Class

Vanessa has put together this great class for us today using Fancy Pants Rusted Sun papers. Stash needed…. • Base cardstock 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 inches) • Two portrait photographs, 8.5 x12.5 cm • Mica Mists • Foam thickers • Flowers • Chalk ink • Journaling pen • Circle punch (1.5 cm […]

Comments Off on Saturday Class