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NSD – Final Challenge | Morag Cutts

Hey there Magpies! It’s the last challenge of the NSD weekend. I hope you have thoroughly enjoyed all the challenges so far. It really has been busy! My ‘challenge’ is SEW EASY – yep! just add some sewing to your layout. I don’t mind if it is machine or hand stitching or both. It’s a […]

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NSD Challenge #9 – Starting Point

Hi Magpies, Caroline here and welcome to challenge number 9 for National Scrapbooking Day. I hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful challenges so far. This afternoon I have a starting point challenge for you. I challenge you to start your layout using the following configuration of patterned paper. For my 12 x 12 […]

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NSD Challenge – Stamping – Philippa McCray

Hi there! Hope you’re all enjoying our National Scrapbooking Day 2019 weekend of fun! Your challenge from me is to create a page (or other project) using stamping. I used the gorgeous stamp set from Simple Stories Vintage Botanicals collection to create my background design then hand coloured it but you can use your stamps […]

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Quick Scrap – Speedy Planner Scrapbooking

Hey there Magpies! In honour of National Scrapbooking Day, I have a super speedy planner layout for all you time-strapped scrapbookers. It’s not your traditional scrapbooking setup but if you’re a planner who’s pushed for time this will be perfect for you! It’s a great way to scrap your memories right there in your planner in […]

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NSD challenge: Choose only 5 things | Giselle

Hi Magpies, I hope you’re having fun with our National Scrapbooking Day Challenges and getting lots of pages done! Here’s my challenge – choose only 5 things from this list: Chevrons or arrows Flairs or tags Die cuts or frames Flowers or sewing Enamel dots or puffy stickers You can use any amount of cardstock […]

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NSD Challenge #5 – Colour Theme

Hello Magpies, it’s Jo here with challenge number 5 for National Scrapbooking Day 2019 and my challenge is a colour theme. I took five colours from the Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection as my inspiration for the challenge. You do not need to use this collection, have a rummage through your stash and pick colours that […]

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NSD Challenge – A Sketch – Jackie Ashton

Hi Magpies, I hope you are enjoying all the challenges from the team, we have loads more to come over the next two days, so to see you going, here’s mine – A sketch. My challenge is for you to produce a scrapbook page, card or even a Travellers Notebook layout using this sketch, which […]

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Multi-Photo challenge for NSD | Sheena Rowlands

Hi there Magpies x I hope you are enjoying the challenges so far & are getting a chance to take part. It’s now my turn to set a challenge, I have a tendency to only use 1 photo on my layouts so I challenge you to use multiple photos on a layout – by multiple […]

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Shimelle – Sparkle City

Hi Magpies, Happy International Scrapbooking Day, I hope you are enjoying the challenges the team have put up so far and looking forward to whats to come for the rest of the team over this weekend. I’m here today with my 1st blogpost for this month using Shimelle –  Sparkle City collection, well I never […]

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NSD Challenge #2 Long Title/ Quote

Hi Magpies & welcome to our second challenge for National Scrapbooking Day here at Hey Little Magpie. I’m setting the next challenge of using a large title/ quote on your page. I looked on Pinterest to get my quote but you could use a song title, etc. To be in with the chance of winning […]

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NSD Challenge #1 Scraplift | Rachel Millington

Hey Magpies, welcome to the first of many challenges for National Scrapbooking Day here at Hey Little Magpie. It’s Rachel here with the first challenge which is a scraplift. I chose to scraplift this awesome LO that Jackie did a few months ago. I just adored the sunburst she did in the background and really […]

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Happy Days

Hello again Magpies, I’m back with two more layouts to share today using the My Mind’s Eye ‘Happy Days’ collection. I sometimes struggle to find a collection that will suit boys so I was pleased to find this one in the Hey Little Magpie shop! It’s bright and fun but not exclusively for boys as […]

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Happy Days from MME

Hello Magpies, welcome to May! I chose to use the Happy Days collection from My Minds Eye this month and have 2 layouts to share today. My first LO is done in one of my favourite styles, the grid. I liked the dark blue floral paper so I put that beside my photo and built […]

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All the Colours of the Horizon | Niki Rowland

Hi Magpies, Niki here with you today with a couple more layouts I’ve made using Paige Evan’s new collection, Horizon. I love the bright colours in this collection and have gone crazy with colour! My first layout is this one: Perfect Pose. I’ve used a sheet of patterned paper for the background and made petal […]

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Maggie Holmes – Sunny Days

Hi Magpies, Kay here sharing 2 layouts from the beautiful bright Sunny Days by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. I used several different sheets of the beautiful patterned paper and fussy cut the circles and melon slices. I added some of the puffy stickers from the Summertime Phrase and Icon Thickers to add a little […]

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Out & About – Pink Fresh Studio

Out & About is a fun travel collection but it doesn’t have to be just about travel. There are great designs in easy to use colours plus some pops of bright rainbow colours. Adventure Chevrons are an easy way to add a striking feature to a layout. I love the rainbow colours of New Places […]

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More Happiness – Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Magpies, today I’m back with three more layouts featuring the gorgeous Happiness collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. It is such a bright and colourful collection, that I thought it would be perfect for all those summer photos. Hello Summer When I first saw this collection, I absolutely loved the Good Vibes rainbow paper.  So, […]

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Horizon Part 2 | Jo Boland

Hello again, it’s Jo here with my second batch of projects for this month. Again I am using the colourful ‘Horizon’ collection by Paige Evans from Pink Paislee. You can find my first post here. The first project I’m going to show you is a scrapbook layout inspired by this month’s Hey Little Magpie sketch […]

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More Color Kaleidoscope | Sheena Rowlands

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x I have loved using Color Kaleidoscope by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts so much I have 2 more layouts to share with you today. Love You. What is not to love about these Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope premed backgrounds. They are a perfect start to any page. I […]

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In holiday mode with Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing two layouts using the fab Out and About collection from Pinkfresh Studio. I love travel collections & this one is full of lovely bright colours & fab embellishments that always comes with Pinkfresh. Wander, Roam For my first layout I chose to use scenic route paper […]

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Happiness – Cocoa Vanilla – Part 2

Hi there Magpies, Pol here again with a couple more layouts using the bright and beautiful Happiness collection. Beautiful You This layout came together very quickly as I had a clear idea in my head that I wanted to use some of the clear stickers. This required a plain white background, so the B side […]

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It’s A Cover Up – Make Your Own Planner Cover

Hey there Magpies! Today I have a super fun and easy planner DIY for you! As you well know, one of my all-time favourite things about The Happy Planner is how customisable it is. Right down to the cover! You can pop different covers on and off the discs whenever you like but what if […]

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Disney Time again …

Hi Jackie, here again with a few layouts from my Disneyland Paris visit last year. As you would expect I have a million and one photographs that I need to scrap.  I had most of the photographs printed in the standard 6×4 and have added them to an album with a lot of the photographs […]

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More Joy!

Hello Magpies, I’m back with my second post for April, with layouts using Pinkfresh Studios ‘Joyful Day’. The first is very girly, taking advantage of the delicate, pretty papers in the collection. To start, I sprinkled a few drops of green ink and cut strips to make the flowery border. Then I added some pink […]

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Color Kaleidoscope

Hey Magpies, Rachel back again with some more layouts using the amazing Vicki Boutin, Color Kaleidoscope collection. I have loved this collection, it’s amazing! My first layout I cut apart the cut apart paper sheet and wanted to use a couple of the cards, so I put them on either side of a photo. Then […]

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Horizon by Paige Evans | Niki Rowland

Hey there Magpies, Niki here today with two layouts made with Paige Evans’ new collection, Horizon. I think it might be my favourite one yet. For this layout, The Best Days of my Life, I used that glorious rainbow paper, #3. I used the full sheet, but also used one of the smaller sheets from […]

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Maggie Holmes – Sunny Days

Hi Magpies! Kay here sharing two layouts using the beautiful Sunny Days collection. I have holiday pics to scrap so these papers couldn’t be more perfect! There was quite a bit of fussy cutting involved in this design, so it did take some time. I used the Parasol and Collected papers and Florentine for the […]

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Color Fresh – Heidi Swapp | Morag Cutts

Hi Magpies. I’ve had a blast with colour using Heiddi Swapp Color Fresh collection. It has bold colours pared with black and white to make a real statement! Laugh Often In my first layout, I love the colours of the striped blocks in the Spectrum paper so I used it as my start point. Love […]

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Happiness – Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi Magpies, Caroline back with you again today. This month I’ve been creating with Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s new collection Happiness. It is an absolutely gorgeous collection. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful bright colours and the watercolour feel when I saw it for the first time and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Love […]

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