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Up for a challenge?

It’s that time again! Time for the monthly challenge where you have the chance to win a £10 e-voucher to spend in the shop along with the opportunity to design an example page for the August challenge.In keeping with the new changes to the blog, each month the challenge will be set by a different […]

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Challenge Winner

Although the blog has got a new look with lots of new features some things are staying the same, one of those being the monthly challenge! Lou will be posting this months challenge in a few days time but before she does we need to reveal the winner of last months. As always there were […]

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Engagement Mini Book

Hi all, I hope you enjoyed Rachael’s class, great to see how she does it isn’t it? So now from one Rachael to another Rachel (notice the difference) I dont know about you but sometimes you have a day out or event where you end up with tons of gorgeous photos but you have no […]

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The Dress

I hope you are enjoying the new look blog, I think you will agree Lou’s class was amazing and she has definitely inspired me to try and be a bit more adventurous with paints and inks!I don’t know about you but I have got boxes full of embellishments in my craft room all of which I absolutely […]

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*Drum Roll*

Welcome to the new look Sarah’s Cards blog. Every month each member of the design team will be working with goodies available from the shop, to bring you fun, inspiring projects. There will be step-by-step classes with photos, off the page projects and challenges where you can win stash or vouchers to spend in the […]

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My Minds Eye is one of my favourite paper manufacturers, they always seem to come up with designs that are irresistible and the new Stella & Rose range is no exception. Vanessa has decorated another old box to store her paperwork using this range.  She has combined the papers with a bit of black paint […]

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May Kit

This months kits left Sarah’s on Thursday and have started to arrive at their destinations, it is a gorgeous kit packed with MME Stella Rose papers and coordinating embellishments from a variety of manufacturers. Each kit comes with a colour booklet full of layouts that the design team have created along with sketches to inspire […]

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Canvas Creations!

At last years retreat Sarah, who is extremely clever with a sewing machine, made all the design team aprons to wear. This year she decided to do something a bit different and sent us all a Prima canvas apron to alter as we wanted. This is how the aprons looked before they were attacked with […]

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Perfect Day

I have always been a big fan of the Crate ranges, the Neighbourhood one I have used on this page is a really fun collection with a good amount of neutral papers that aren’t too overbearing.I love this photo taken at my friend Laura’s wedding, we had a amazing day and I think this photo […]

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Sketch Challenge

Challenge time again, I don’t know where the time goes, this months great sketch has been designed by Nat. All you have to do to play along is create a layout or card using the sketch for inspiration, then leave us a link to your creation in the comments box by Monday 30th May. The […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time once again to announce the winner of last months sketch challenge, we had some stunning entries which made choosing the winner very hard. We could only choose one and our winner is Abi with her gorgeous page entitled “Blog”, Abi said the sketch took her out of her comfort zone as she rarely scraps […]

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Hello Sunshine

American Crafts produce a huge variety of scrapping products and Cathy has created some stunning pages using their Hello Sunshine range. Border punches are a great way to add extra interest to your pages, Cathy has used some EK Success punches to create the scalloped edges on this layout. Cathy has stamped the butterfly images onto […]

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A while ago we showed you some fab pages that Lou had created using Bo Bunny Ad Lib papers, well she has put together one more that we can share with you. “I sprayed white card with That Special Touch teal mist before using a Glitz distressing 3 stamp. I kept the patterned paper use […]

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If The Shoe Fits

Claire has created this stunning page for us using a mixture of Sassafras papers, stickers and alpha, MME paper and Pebbles inc clouds. She has added extra depth to her page by raising some of the elements of her design and curling the flags of her bunting. Very simple but so effective.

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Laced With Grace

One of our more recent arrivals has been Glitz Designs, they have released three gorgeous new ranges which can all be found here. Rachael has been busy scapping with some Laced With Grace papers and embellishments to create this lovely page. “I have been waiting for these papers to come out for ages, I don’t […]

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Campy Trails

Scrapping is a very personal thing, we obviously all have different styles and the stash that we choose reflects that. Our design team all have very different styles and what one loves another will really struggle with, so we thought we would set them a bit of a challenge and ask them all to create […]

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We have a winner!

Random.org came to our rescue to choose our winner of the fabulous Zing prize. And after going cross eyed counting all of those entries (thank you all!) we can confirm the winner is: C. Camp said… What a fab prize, thanks for the chance to win them, 11 April 2011 18:43 So, Ms Camp, please […]

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Sketch Challenge

Are you up for another sketch challenge? This month we have got a sketch designed for us by Rachael Elliott, she loves to use circles on her pages and has come up with this sketch using lots of them! As always the design team have created some examples of how the sketch could be used […]

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Ama{ZING} giveaway!

We’ve all seen American Crafts Zing! Embossing powder right?  We fell in love with these a while back when we had a play with them at CHA.  But what’s so great about them?  How are they different from other embossing powders?  We’re giving one lucky reader the chance to find out with our super-duper amaZING […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce last months sketch challenge winner, thank you to everyone who entered there were some stunning layouts and I think everyone enjoyed using Vanessa’s sketch. So our winning page this month was created by Jill, congratulations Jill! We love how you have used the sketch and used multiple photos, drop us a line and […]

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In our last post we shared a layout that Lou created using the gorgeous new Bo Bunny Ad Lib range, as promised here is the second stunning page that she has put together. “I have had this photo to scrap since last summer. My boys are like me and once the summer comes they love […]

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Ad Lib

Bo Bunny released some stunning paper ranges at CHA and they arrived in the shop a few weeks ago, Lou has been working with the Ad Lib range to produce some gorgeous pages which we will be sharing with you over the next few days. “Drew has discovered that he love Mr Whippy ice cream […]

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Tight Squeeze

Sarah has put together this fantastic page kit which includes everything you need to complete this gorgeous page, including brown mist, adhesive gems, patterned and fabric papers. All you need to do is choose your photos and some alphabet stickers for your title, no paper shuffling required! You will find the kit over in the […]

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Milk Carton Class

No matter how much you love scrapbooking it is always nice to have a go at creating something a bit different using your scrapping skills. For those of you who subscribe to the Sarah’s Cards kit you will have seen Tracy’s gorgeous milk carton, we loved it so much that we asked Tracy to show […]

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Apologies for more retreat talk but we still have so much to share with you from our weekend! We thought that those of you who didn’t come might like to have a look at some of the classes that the design team put together for the occasion.First up we have got Lou’s class where the […]

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Special Effects

Rachael has created this little memory box for her daughter and has created an aged, distressed effect using special effect paints. Stash Used….Small BoxLily Bee Lovely PapersPaint DabbersCrackle GlazeVarnishLaceBlingButterfly punchFlower punch How To..1. Paint your box all over using the colour paint that you want to show through the cracks in the top coat of […]

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Retreat Challenge

At our recent retreat we set a few challenges for the delegates, one of them was a sketch challenge and the design team decided that they would all have a go at creating a layout using the sketch just for fun. They came up with some stunning pages, a lot of them used brand new […]

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A Rare Treat

It isn’t very often that we get to show you a layout by the very talented Tracy as she is our resident card maker, however whenever we all get together she is inspired to scrap a layout or two. She created this stunning page at the retreat using gorgeous MME Stella and Rose Hazel papers.She […]

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Sketch Challenge

Up for another challenge? Vanessa has designed this very versatile sketch for us this month and the design team had great fun creating with it at our retreat last weekend. Last months winner, Jemma has also joined us and created this stunning page.  “I had a landscape and portrait photo to use with the sketch […]

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Blog Give Away Winner!

As promised it is time to announce the winner of our sparkly blog give awayUsing the random number generator it gave us number 7!So it looks like our lucky winner is Carol, drop us a line with your details Carol and we will get these goodies in the post to you, we hope you enjoy […]

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