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Embellishing with Freckled Fawn

Recently I have really enjoying browsing through the shop and finding little extras to add to my pages, from collections I wouldn’t usually look at, or items that aren’t part of a full collection. Freckled Fawn are a great place to start if you usually buy your embellishments as part of a collection and want […]

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Saturday, Bloom and Gather revisited

Hurrah, lots of new collections have arrived in store yesterday! This of course meant they weren’t in when I was making my monthly projects, so I revisited three of my favourite collections; Maggie Holmes’ Bloom and Gather and Dear Lizzy’s Saturday. Yes, there are still products from these stunning collections in the store and they […]

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Loving the B-side

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & this month I chose to use Bella Blvd ‘oh my stars’, a lovely collection with lots of primary colours all decorated with stars but the B-sides of the papers have really gorgeous black & white patterns & some with pops of colour which is what I […]

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Alex

Alex because it’s all about my son whose name is Alex and very boys collection by Bella Blvd – Alex. You can tell so many stories using this collection. I decided to introduce you my son and his life. Alex is extraordinary boy because he has Down Syndrome. It doesn’t change anything because he is […]

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Round & round with Illustrated Faith!

Hey Magpies, welcome to February! This month I am using Illustrated Faith again, mainly the You Are Loved collection. I decided to focus on circles this month, to try and snap me out of my grid obsession and it worked! I felt my grid LO’s were getting very samey and boring but a grid is my go-to […]

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Endless Summer by Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi Magpies, Niki here with the very beautiful Endless Summer collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. It is a summer themed collection but with a very soft colour palette rather than bold brights that we often see with summery collections. It is gorgeous. I had two of each of the papers, the Accessory stickers, Blooms, Ephemera, […]

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Lovely Hazelwood!

Hi! Have you seen the collection Hazelwood from One Canoe Two? It is absolutely lovely! … but right now I have a lot of photos with snow, winter and Christmas. What to do? Make it work! Darling Life is Lovely I love flowers on my layouts. Even if the photos are from a cold winter […]

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WRMK typewriter and minc…

My WRMK typewriter and my Minc machine have both finally come out to play! Yes, I’ve been brave, got them out of their box and used them… Scary stuff for me! I think we’ve all been guilty of buying something – not necessarily scrapbooking related and then ‘saving’ it – be it to wear before we […]

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Hazelwood Shades.

Hi There, Sheena here again x This month I wanted to share with you a new range from a new company under the American Crafts umbrella. One Canoe Two have launched their first range – Hazelwood and I for one love it, it has a great range of colours and has a summer feel to […]

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January with Simple Stories

Hi Everyone! You know already that I am big fan of Simple Stories. I love every single collection. The same was with their newest collections like Love&Adore and Winter Wonderland or Happy New Year. This year I started my project Life again. I had one year break because it was very stressful to me.  Sometimes […]

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Not So Much Old – Go Now Go & Saturday Collection

Happy New Year Magpies, Jackie here, I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and are how ready to get back into scrapbooking. As most of us know, later this month is CHA in the US, where all the latest and greatest products will be revealed, released and ordered and making it way into […]

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Love & Adore plus Heart Day

Hi all, it’s Jen here with some projects featuring two Valentines collections now available in the shop. Crate Paper Heart Day Simple Stories Love and Adore  I wanted to take these collections a little off topic, so I have made layouts about pregnancy and a trip to beach, alongside the Valentine’s Day project that these […]

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Freckled Fawn – Shine Kit

Hello, it’s Jo here with my January Creative Team projects. This month I got to play with the Freckled Fawn ‘Shine’ embellishment kit, it’s full of gorgeous pieces and comes in a matching floral pouch. The Shine kit has acetate florals, felt die-cut blooms, cork alphabet, washi tape, flairs, chipboard arrows and phrase stickers, glitter […]

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Bringing Joy (Parade) on a grey day

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year, hope it’s a good one for you all, with lots of crafting. This month I wanted to scrap with a bright, colourful line, as the days are all grey & overcast so I couldn’t believe my […]

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Oh My Stars, It’s 2017!!!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my first post of 2017, I hope that you all had a good holiday season and are looking forward to the year ahead.  My post this month is something a little bit different for me, and does not include any photos, well not yet anyway.  I am however thinking ahead […]

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Welcome 2017 – You Are Loved!

Welcome to 2017 Magpies! I think most people will be glad to see the back of 2016 and lets hope 2017 is a fabulous one for everyone! Rachel here for the 1st and I’ve chosen another Illustrated Faith line to work with this month, the fantastic You Are Loved collection. Illustrated Faith has definitely been my […]

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Happy Planning

Hi Magpie’s, Niki here with you today sharing a few planner pages. I’m quite new to planning, well in a fancy planner anyway lol, so I have now embraced this trend and I LOVE it!  Planning suits me really well as I love to make lists and write things down, and where better to do […]

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Favorite collections 2016

Hi! This year is soon over and I felt that I wanted to make a blog post about my favorite collections and some of my best purchases! Of course I have loved everything from Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper… but there are more nice collections and great products out there! Hello! First, take a look […]

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December Daily 2016

For the last 3 years I always start my December Daily but never finish any of them. Usually after 3-4 days I gave up because I didn’t have enough time or patience to document every single day. This year I decided to try again to make one to keep all of our Christmas memories. Now when we […]

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Heidi Swapp – Christmas Wish List…

Hi there Sheena here again x Today I wanted to share with you 2 gadgets from Heidi Swapp which would be perfect for treating yourself to, perhaps with a little Christmas money. First is the Heidi Swapp Lightbox. It’s perfect for writing messages on, sharing birthdays & celebration days and this Christmas we are using […]

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Golden Days by Fancy Pants Designs

Hi all, Jackie here with my blogpost for this month, I decided to use the lovely collection from Fancy Pants Designs, Golden Days.  I love the autumnal tones of this collection and it was another one that I’d over looked in the store, but again one I’m so glad I added to my basket as […]

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Joy Parade

Happy December magpies, I hope you are having a lovely month so far and enjoying the build up to the holidays. Life is busy in our house with the constant stream of school activities, gift organisation, winter bugs and of course all the normal work and day to day tasks too. I haven’t found as […]

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Christmas Card Ideas

Hello December and hello to manic Christmas crafting which is a customary part of our papercrafting hobby, or is that just me? Well this is not quite the blog post I thought I’d be writing. I sat down at my desk a few days ago to make my Creative Team projects with the Simple Stories ‘Mistletoe […]

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Warm & Cosy Golden Days

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today, sharing 3 layouts using Fancy Pants Designs ‘ Golden Days’ mixed in with Pebbles Jen Hadfield ‘Warm & Cosy’. Now these are 2 collections I completely overlooked when looking online, in the shop, but was lucky enough to go on a retreat, Birds of a Feather, & Hey […]

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Exploring Texture

Hi everyone welcome to my December blog post and welcome to meteorological Winter. This month I decided to not share a Christmas theme project with you, but make a couple of pages from newer stash, and explore some textures. I am sure I am like many of you, I have more than one hobby and […]

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A couple of clean & simple layouts!

Holy wow Magpies, can you believe it’s December? I am floored it’s here already. I don’t even know what happened to this year! It’s Rachel here with you today and I only have 2 layouts to offer you this month. I am still in New Zealand while I’m typing this but I will be just back […]

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Gather…

There are many things we gather in life… our thoughts, the leaves and even when sewing! And one thing I’ve gathered when using the latest Maggie Holmes collection is that I adore it! Capture The 12 x 12″ Gather papers are stunning – I was especially smitten with the birds paper ‘Kindred’ So I decided […]

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Snow & Cocoa & Christmas

Hi! It’s time for Christmas! Yay! I wanted to make something different for this Christmas. And I had a white frame that was waiting to be used for something. So I made a Christmas card display! I made some kind of double layout with two photos and mixed MME – Comfort& Joy with Crate Paper […]

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Crate Paper Heart Day

Hey Magpies, Niki here with you today with the totally gorgeous valentines collection by Crate Paper ‘Heart Day’. The collection is fully of pinks and reds, with some black and white thrown in and a small amount of aqua and yellow with cute motifs such as emoji hearts and cactai lol – what else would […]

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Crate Paper – Cool Kid perfect for Big Kids too

Hi there Sheena here again. Today I want to share some layouts I’ve created using the Crate Paper range – Cool Kid. I know this range is designed for scrapping young boys and i nearly over looked it for exactly that reason but on closer inspection I loved the colour combination in this range & […]

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