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Carta Bella ‘Flower Market’ | Jo Boland

Hey there! I’m back this month with projects featuring the gorgeous Carta Bella ‘Flower Market’ collection. I knew as soon as I saw this come in that I had to have it, especially as I love the vintage look and I’m training to be a florist. Just look at the loveliness! I dug into the […]

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Happy Days are here.

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x Today I’m sharing with you 2layouts created using My Minds Eye – Happy Days. When I saw this Happy Days range in the HLM shop I knew I had to have it as the colours are so me. The mix of blues, greens and teals with pops of […]

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Happy Days

Hello there Magpies, Julie back with you today, sharing 2 layouts using the new Happy Days collection from My Minds Eye. It really does conjure up happy days with a beautiful colour palette & some crazy icons of eyes, cactus & chickens!!!! Chickens are yet to be used, I’m saving those for the right project […]

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Vicki Boutin – Color Kaleidoscape – Part 1

Hi lovely Magpies! This month I’ve really enjoyed working with the new Vicki Boutin collection, Color Kaleidoscope. It’s perfect for me as it’s bright and cheerful, and my favourite paper EVER is the Chasing Rainbows paper. I need to buy loooooads more so I can hoard it haha! So, naturally, that was the first paper […]

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A Tale Of Two Minis – Fun Versus Functional Mini Spreads

The Mini is a must-have planner! Seriously Magpies it is! It’s portable, cute as a button and super easy to use whether you’re new to planning or not. A traditional Mini has a weekly horizontal layout, with added notes space. However, there are lots of other styles of layout that come in this adorable size. […]

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Pink Fresh Studio – Out & About

Hi scrappers, Jackie here with two layouts using the wonderful collection from Pink Fresh Studio – Out & About.  This is a lovely fresh travel collection, and offers that extra bit of yumminess that you come to expect from Pink Fresh studio.  The colour range in this collection, is very versatile and usable not only […]

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Pinkfresh Studios – Everyday Musings

Hello again Magpies, this month I’m using one of my favourite manufacturers – Pinkfresh Studios – I really like the graphic and understated style that they use. And this collection, Everyday Musings, is just perfect for spring themed layouts or indeed, any other happy times that you want to document as it uses both bright […]

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It’s a Kaleidoscope of Color with Vicki Boutin!

Hello Magpies, Rachel here and I am working with the amazing Color Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin. And what a collection it is, I am IN LOVE! It’s colourful and oh so usable. I was just randomly picking photos out of my photo storage to scrap and it’s working with all of them. I have […]

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More Hooray by Crate Paper | Niki Rowland

Hi Magpies, I’m back with two more layouts to share using the Crate Paper ‘Hooray’ collection. I didn’t have the whole collection but I did have most of the 12×12 papers, the Icon & Phrase Thickers, the Ephemera and the chipboard stickers. Hooray is a birthday themed collection but I have managed four layouts with […]

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Crate Paper – La La Love

Hi Kay here! ‘Sharing another two layouts using the fabulous La La Love collection. ‘I used my Silhouette Cameo to create two cut files and then used the papers from the collection to back them. I attached the cutfile to blue card stock and then used various bits and pieces from the stickers, chipboard and […]

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Pack Your Bags | Carta Bella

Hey there. The weather has turned the corner here in the UK, so I’m already planning our family holiday. What better way to get in the mood than scrap holiday photos? Pack Your Bags from Carta Bella has fabulous cheery colours and the most adorable imagery. Who can resist that combo?! My two layouts using […]

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February 2019 Challenge

Hi Magpies, just a reminder that you still have a few days to join in with our monthly challenge. I’ve put together a list of products, but you can only use 5 on your layout, so if you choose Thickers – you can us the whole pack of thickers, likewise if you use a die […]

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A Traveler’s Notebook Insert – Using Shine On by Amy Tangerine

Hi Magpies, it’s Caroline here with you again. Today I am sharing a traveler’s notebook insert made using the 12 x 12 paper pad from the Shine On collection by Amy Tangerine. I love traveler’s notebooks and find them so useful for memory keeping my day to day stories. Those little things that I want to […]

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Simple Stories Kissing Booth | Jo Boland part 2

Hey there, I’m back with my last two layouts for February using the Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection. Layout 1 – How sweet do you two look? For this layout I used the lovely new ‘Speckled Egg Stencil’ by Echo Park and applied white texture paste through it on to a piece of kraft cardstock. […]

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Sheena’s How to 2 for Travellers Notebooks

Hi there Magpies, Sheena here again x Today I am sharing with you my second post on How I created a Travellers Notebook. I have used my Travellers Notebook to document a trip to Berlin last year.  These little books are really useful for lots of creative projects and this is just one way they […]

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Less Valentine More Love

Hello Magpies, Julie back with you again, sharing 2 more layouts using Crate Papers La La Love collection. This time I’ve tried to use it not so much for valentines layouts & as there’s so much in the ephemera packs it was pretty easy.   So Sweet My first layout is using some crazy snapchat […]

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Midnight – Part 2

Hi again lovely Magpies! I’m back with 2 more layouts using the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studios Midnight collection. I’ve found that I’ve added bits from other collections on my layouts to give an extra pop of colour, as the colours in the Midnight collection are quite limited. It works really well with all kinds of […]

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In The Details – A Simple Memory Keeping Spread

Hi there Magpie! It’s Victoria and this week I am getting into the details in my memory keeping planner. Well, it’s not really a planner because I don’t plan in it. I go back at the end of the week and highlight my favourite moments with stickers, journaling and sometimes photos. It’s very simple and […]

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Adding Embellishments using Shimelle – Head in the Clouds

Hi Jackie her again, with my layouts using Shimelle – Head in the Cloud collection and adding various embellishments from Elle’s Studio, Heidi Swapp and Head in the Cloud collection. For my first layout – Lets Take a Selfie together … I added some background details using distress ink and the packaging technique to my […]

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More from Along the Way |Jen Hadfield | Giselle Homer

Hi everyone, I’m back with two more layouts to share from this versatile collection and a couple of greeting cards too.   Thomas For my first layout I inked and stamped the background. I wanted to use these outline flower cut files as they were similar to the stamping and they needed a coloured base […]

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More Punny stuff from Doodlebug!

Hey Magpies, it’s Rachel here, back with Doodlebug’s, So Much Pun collection again. As I said in my first post back on the 2nd of February, I loved this collection and Doodlebug have quickly become one of my favourite manufacturers. I love the cute icons they have and I just find their collections so easy […]

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Hooray! By Crate Paper | Niki Rowland

Hi Magpies, Niki here today sharing two layouts using the Crate Paper ‘Hooray’ collection. Hooray is a birthday themed layout but I have make layouts about having afternoon tea and there were no birthdays in sight. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook a themed collection if it isn’t specifically what you are looking for at that […]

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Crate Paper – La La Love

Hello Magpies! It’s Kay here sharing 2 recent layouts using Crate Paper’s La La Love. I think Crate Paper is my favorite brand, don’t think I’ve ever missed buying a collection!   This layout is documenting my love for my recently adopted pooch Marley. His front teeth pop out and I think it’s so cute! […]

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My Mind’s Eye Splendor | Morag Cutts

I immediately fell in love with the Splendor collection from My Mind’s Eye. The gorgeous botanicals and delightful swans are just up my street! The die-cut pack is full of pretty flowers, frames and adorable pieces which were crying out to be layered. I started by stamping a script around the bottom corner. Then I […]

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Shine On by Amy Tangerine

Hi Magpies, Caroline back with you today. I have two 12 x 12 layouts to share this time using Shine On by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. I chose this collection as I loved the colour palette, with it’s pinks, teals, oranges and hints of kraft. As well as the numerous embellishment options available to […]

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Simple Stories ‘Kissing Booth’ | Jo Boland

Hey there! I’m back this month sharing projects made using the Simple Stories Valentine’s collection ‘Kissing Booth’. This collection is a lovely mix of pinks and reds, soft greens and woodgrain. Although it’s a valentines themed collection there’s certainly plenty of papers and embellishments which can used for general layouts. Forever & Ever scrapbook layout […]

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Sheena’s how to guide for Travellers Notebooks.

Hi There Magpies, Sheena here again x This month over my 2 posts, I plan to share with you my latest travellers note book plus the thoughts and the processes that I go through before I even open the journal and how I actually fill it in. Now there are lots of ways to use […]

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Loving it up with La La Love

Hello Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 2 layouts using the lovely valentines collection ‘La La Love’ from Crate paper. I just love Crate’s collections & this one didn’t disappoint, great colours, masses of embellishments & lots of love thrown in. For my first layout ‘Love Notes’ I die cut lots of different […]

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Cocoa Vanilla Studios – Midnight

Hi Magpies, Pol here again with some new layouts using Cocoa Vanilla Midnight. I’ve had this collection for a little while and not had chance to break it out yet, so I was really looking forward to using it. I absolutely adore the colour palette and I’m a sucker for ombre papers!   The Story […]

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Working It Out – Fitness Planner Bootcamp

Hi there, Magpies! It’s Victoria, and I’m here to take you to Fitness Planner Bootcamp! Okay, this sounds more intense than it actually is. Today I’m going to be talking about adding a fitness planner into your Happy Planner line up and how I set up my fitness pages. But before we start a quick […]

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