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Golden Days of Autumn

Hello Autumn and hello to a new collection from Fancy Pants Designs ‘Golden Days’. For my Hey Little Magpie Creative Team projects this month I ordered  a couple of 12×12 papers ‘Hazy Days’ and ‘Forever With You’, the Cardstock & Acetate Ephemera Die Cuts, Leaf Paperclips and the Decorative Tags. I also ordered a pack […]

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Bring on the Winter with Snow & Cocoa

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today getting you in the mood for the cold days ahead with the great new collection ‘Snow & Cocoa’ from Crate Paper. It’s a really sweet collection with lots of snowflakes, snowmen & cute little birds in the lovely colour palette of turquoise, pink & mustard, perfect for your […]

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My creativity has been struck by Moonstruck!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my November blog post.  This month I have stepped away from autumnal stash, despite it feeling a very autumnal day today, and have been playing with some possibly more Valentines papers.  Yes! I have totally bypassed Christmas and looking in to next year! The collection I will be using this […]

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More Bright & Brave from Illustrated Faith

Hey Magpies, welcome to November! I have a bit of a rushed blog post this month as I am in New Zealand after a death in the family but I did bring my box of Illustrated Faith products with me and managed to make 4 LO’s. The nice bright colours did cheer me up a bit! […]

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Oh Happy Life…by Amy Tangerine

Hey Magpies, Niki here with the latest Amy Tangerine collection, Oh Happy Life. I have to admit that at first glance this wasn’t my favourite collection but it grew on me and I’ve managed to create 9 layouts with it lol!! I had a few of the 12×12 papers, the 12×12 die cut, the 6×6 […]

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Use the Fuse!

Hi! Do you have the Fuse Tool from We R Memorykeepers? I have! And I was very late to the party… bought it just weeks ago! But I have been watching it and I’ve been making plans. I don’t want to buy a tool and not use it. And I also wanted it to work as […]

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Cute girl…

Sometimes I simply can’t stop scrapping with a collection and Cute Girl by Crate has done just that! Whether its the classic teal, pink and yellow combo that I’ve fallen for, or because it’s so totally girly and I have three adorable step-daughters, I’m smitten by Cute Girl… Let’s Just Sleep features a cut file […]

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Simple Stories told with Reset Girl.

Hi there, Sheena here again. This month I was totally bowled over by the colours and ephemera in the Simple Stories Reset Girl range. In this range they also have planners & stickers plus smaller die cut pieces all really cute and perfect for scrapbooking with too. Create your own Style. The embellishments and Reset […]

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Hello Autumn!

Hello Everyone!!! Yes, Autumn ladies. I don’t know why the time fly so fast but it is October already!!! Two more months to Christmas!!! But before the Christmas fever begin I made something to keep all of the Autumn photos. I made an album. I use mixed of the Autumn collections like Pebbles – Woodland Forest, Pebbles […]

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Cool Kid by Crate Paper

Hello Magpies, Jackie here with my layouts for this month.  I’m using Crate paper – Cool Kid collections, and I love it.  I mean who doesn’t like Crate paper collections. I’ve done 3 layouts this month, using 3 photos of my son James, at different ages of his life, so that I hope you get […]

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Christmas Card Ideas with My Mind’s Eye

Good morning Magpies! Welcome to the weekend! I know that for many of you the sight of the C******** word right now is sure to put you on edge, but mid-October is usually the time of year when I feel I really need to ramp up my Christmas card production so that I have enough […]

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Pinkfresh Studio – Indigo Hills

Another cracking collection from Pinkfresh Studios which catches the current vibe for the water-coloured look spot on. Lovely washed out hues of pastel shades along with sultry greys. The perfect combination. Many of the patterned papers can be used straight up as back drops to which you can add your own colour swooshes and paint […]

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Posh mixed up

I chose to work with the gorgeous Posh line from Simple Stories this month. Simple Stories are one of my very favouite manufacturers, and always seem to come up with new collections that I love. Not being one to usually stick with a single range when I make my layouts, I decided to mix it […]

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Simple Stories Posh

I’ve been having a little play with the Simple Stories ‘Posh’ collection this month. I picked just four 12×12 papers to use with the chipboard and sticker packs and added enamel dots and brads from the collection too. My little hoard from the collection included the papers Choose Happy, Laugh Lots, Love Life and Simply Amazing, […]

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Reset and Create

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again & this month I’ve chose to use the lovely new collection ‘Reset Girl’ by Simple Stories. This is a large collection with planner items & scrapbooking stash & all with a fab colour palette & a vintage vibe. My first layout ‘Crafty Girl’ showcased my love of all […]

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Scrapping Autumn with Woodland Forest

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great September, and welcome to my October blog post.  In my September post I spoke about Autumn and how I was looking forward to the crisp days, well if your in the UK , you will know that we had a bit of a scorcher last month.  This […]

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Lets get Bright & Brave!

  Hey Magpies! Rachel here to welcome you to October! Seriously, October, how did that even happen? I’m sure it was April like five minutes ago. This month I got to work with the amazing, Bright & Brave collection from Illustrated Faith. The Illustrated Faith collections were the collections I was so looking forward to this year. I […]

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Indigo Hills by Pinkfresh Studio

The very gorgeous new collection by Pinkfresh Studio is called ‘Indigo Hills’. It doesn’t have any particular theme to it and is a wonderful generic collection with blue and grey tones with hints of pink, mint and yellow. I am usually drawn to anything pink and girly so this make a nice change for me […]

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Layouts with Maggie Holmes – Gather

Hi everyone! You all know by now that Maggie Holmes is my favorite! She’s got a new collection out now called Gather. It’s a very typical Maggie Holmes collection with flowers, soft colors and gold. Apart from all the items she always have in her collections (ephemera, stickers, thickers and phrase stickers) she always tries […]

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I’m smitten…

This month I’ve have the total pleasure of designing with the new range ‘Love Always’ by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and honestly, I’m smitten! I’ve seen some of my fellow DT use their ranges and loved what’s been created, but have never used one of their ranges myself – I for one will not be looking […]

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Just got to Go Now Go

Hi there x Sheena here again. This month I struggled to choose just one collection to create with from all the lovely ranges in the shop right now. Finally I settled on Go Now Go, the new range from  American Crafts designed by Shimelle. On first glance it seems like a travel/ holiday range and […]

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Birthday party with Hooray!!!

Hi Everyone! Today is my time to show you some new projects. This month I used another fantastic birthday collection – Hooray by My Mind’s Eye. I think I am addicted to the birthday collections. You can check my previous posts HERE and HERE where I used other party collections. This time I’ve decided to make […]

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Shimelle Go Now Go Collection

Hello Magpies, Jackie back again this month and sharing the lovely collection from Shimelle – Go Now Go.  It a lovely combination of papers, with a travel and autumnal theme throughout. For my first layout, ‘On Ya bike’   I started by using a bicycle mask and some black texture paste on the lower part […]

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Pink Paislee Birthday Bash

Hello Magpies! It’s Nat here back with some new card ideas featuring a new collection from Pink Paislee: Birthday Bash! This line definitely includes lots of fun accents and designs for documenting all the celebrations, but it’ll also help you build up a healthy stockpile of birthday cards ready to send out when the time […]

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Yes Please to My Mind’s Eye

You can’t go wrong with the bold colour palette of black, gold and cream in My Mind’s Eye latest range Yes, Please. Whilst the theme of the range is aimed towards celebration and parties, you can use it for virtually any theme you like , as I’ve done here. I’m in love with the 6″ x […]

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Crate Paper Cute Girl

Have you joined our new Facebook group? You can find us by searching Hey Little Magpie Chat & Inspiration – the perfect place to share pages and crafty chat with likeminded people. Right now the group is launching with challenges all weekend long, one from each of the design team. There are prizes up for […]

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Charmed by Dear Lizzy Saturday

Hello, it’s Jo here with my CT projects for September. This month I began with one product in mind, the Dear Lizzy Beaded Strands charms from the new Saturday collection. I wanted to explore ways of using the whole packet, because sometimes with packets of tassels or charms you end up using one or two and the rest go unused. […]

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Mwah to Urban Chic

Hi Magpies, September already, where are these months going to?? But on the plus side there are lots of yummy new collections coming into the shop daily & we’re spoilt for choice at what to craft with. This month I chose to use a new collection by We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic, a lovely […]

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Feeling Warm and Cozy

Hi everyone welcome to my September blog post and welcome to meteorological autumn. This month my post definitely has an autumnal feel as I am using the beautiful Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy collection from Pebbles.  The paper pad is out of stock, but the individual papers are available still. Now you all know if […]

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Colour & fun using WRMK Urban Chic!

Hey there Magpies! Welcome to September. I can’t believe it’s September already can you? This month I chose the Urban Chic  collection from WRMK. I got the whole entire collection so that was an exciting box to open! One thing I wanted to mention, in case people have noticed already, yes, I scrap the same photos a […]

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