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Our Home

Scrapping is a great way to document our everyday life and what is important to us, Cathy has created this lovely page about some of her favourite things in and around her home and some of the things that her family enjoyed throughout 2009. She has used October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers.“I altered some […]

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Lou Collins has created this gorgeous page using more Dear Lizzy papers.“I choose to use the Puddle Play patterned paper because I thought the shapes echoed the water theme of the page. I cut two thick strips of the patterned paper, and laid them above and below my photo. I stuck the photo down flat […]

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Rusted Sun

Vanessa has been scrapping using some of the lovely Rusted Sun papers by Fancy Pants and created this great 8×8 page.Other stash used….Prima LaceBazzill Just The EdgeAdornit Alphas “This photo was taken on a beautiful summers day (when we used to get them!! ) at a friends softplay party in their back garden. I thought […]

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Here is another layout I have created using the Portobello Road collection from MME Lost & Found range. I used Kraft as my base & trimmed the paper with the banner on it, saving the banner for another day, the edge of the shaped paper made a great zig zag border strip along the bottom […]

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Sketch Challenge

Are you up for another challenge? This month we have got a great sketch designed by Rachel which I think you will love, the design team certainly had fun with it. To take part all you have to do is create a layout or a card based on the sketch and post a link to […]

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Challenge Winner

Well the kids are back at school and the summer holidays seem like a distant memory but there have been some great summer moments captured on our enteries for last months challenge. Thank you to everyone who played along we hope you enjoyed it. The design team have had to choose a winner and that […]

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My Father

When the new Mist sprays came in from That Special Touch, Lianne & I couldn’t wait to have a play so we immediately chose the Pewter & Teal sprays & had a quick “mist” onto a piece of 12×12 Bazzill. I promised Lianne that I would turn it into a layout so when we got […]

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Fireman “Sam”?

This photo of James was taken last October in our local play park. He was insistent that he be allowed to go down the fireman’s pole, per his older cousin George, with whom he is fiercly competitive! We had to hold him each time he came down but he hugged it tight & squealed with […]

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Dear Lizzy Frame

This was a very basic, plain frame that I picked up at a discount store. I wanted to make it a ‘touchy, feely’ project that would go in my Daughters bedroom. The Dear Lizzy Fabric Paper is perfect for this type of project. I simply measured and cut the frame shape out of the fabric […]

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Hey Chick

My Daughter went on holiday recently and came home with some fabulous photos of her holding a baby chick. The yellows and pinks in the photo matched perfectly with the Dear Lizzy Spring range, so I selected the striped patterned paper to back the photo onto. Using a sheet of white bazzill for the background […]

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flower tutorial

I don’t know about you but I love being able to create my own embellishments for my scrapbook pages. Lou has made this stunning page using Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son papers and has embellished the page with three handmade flowers. I have had a go at creating the flowers and put together a […]

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In our last post Lou showed us some great ideas for using paint and embossing powders, if that wasn’t enough to inspire you to have a go here is another page packed with ideas. 1. Decorate your backgroud paper with a sprinkling of embossing powder, apply the heat from underneath the cardstock to prevent the […]

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Cheeky Boy

A lot of scrappers are a bit cautious of using paint and embossing powders on their pages in case it doesn’t go quite right, I know I am! Lou has created this great page where you can have a go at using both paint and powders before you actually add your photos and patterned papers. […]

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I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but there isn’t much sunshine down here at the moment so I thought we could do with some lovely sunny pages to look at. Jen has been busy with some Pebbles Twitterpated papers and has created these two bright, fun pages. You are my […]

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Dear Lizzie Purse

Do you fancy creating something a little bit different using your scrapbooking stash? Louise has made this amazing little purse for her daughter using some Dear Lizzie fabric paper. You Will Need……Dear Lizzy Fabric paper, ribbon and bradThreadDouble sided tapeZip How To….1. Cut a circle from the fabric paper. The outside circle should be twice […]

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Summer Challenge

Are you up for summery challenge? Hopefully lots of you have enjoyed at least some good weather over the last few weeks and have been able to get out and take some lovely summery photos ready to use on your scrapbook pages. Our challenge to you this month is very simple, create a summery page […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in the July sketch challenge, we have really enjoyed seeing the different interpretations of Lou’s sketch. There could only be one winner and all of the design team agreed that this months winner had to be Lesley with this lovely bright summery page. Well done Lesley, drop us […]

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10 minute layout

Time is often short but especially so during the summer holidays when the children are around so Rachel has come up with a quick 10 minute class using Cosmo Cricket Material Girl papers. Other Stash Used..Border punchThickers 1-Take a sheet of 12×12 paper, cut a co-ordinating piece to 6″x 5″2- Take a piece of kraft […]

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Games With Grandma.

A while ago we showed you a page that Vanessa created using Bella Blvd Man of The House papers. Well here is another one!

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Butterfly Class

It can be hard trying to find different ways to add that little something extra to your layouts. Lou has created these fantastic butterfly embellishments which look stunning and are so simple to make. Here’s how……1. Draw a number 8 onto your patterned paper and cut it out. 2. Using a ruler and an embossing […]

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Right Now.

Here is the last of Nats stunning pages that she has created using Bella Blvd Estate Sale papers. Sarah and Lianne are now back from CHA so keep an eye on the coming soon section in the shop for the new CHA releases.

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Here is the second layout that Nat has created using Bella Blvd Estate Sale papers. “A couple of years ago I made a page documenting the things I wanted to achieve in my lifetime. Having been through a few major life changes in the past two years and having just graduated and qualified as a […]

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Estate Sale

This week on the blog we are going to be featuring some stunning pages created by Nat using the Bella Blvd Estate Sale range. “I had so many pictures from this special night that I wanted to include I decided to create a photomontage in my photoediting software. As all the pictures were of varying […]

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Some of you may remember a website called TV Weekly, which posted scrapbooking/crafting video tutorials and instructions every Friday. This site doesn’t exist anymore, however, one of the tutorials was for a little maze book, which I’ve done again here using papers from the Man of the House range by Bella Blvd. I’ve also used […]

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Keep Calm!

I keep seeing these signs popping up lately and thought they were really good, I thought this one really summed me up and would look great on my craft room wall. I bought a cheap frame and have used a mixture of October Afternoon Fly a Kite and Crate Papers Paperdoll ranges. There are lots […]

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July Sketch Challenge

So who is up for another challenge? Lou Collins has created a great sketch for us this month and the design team have had fun using it. All you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch and either post a link to it in the comments box or email it […]

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Giveaway Winner!

We’ve enlisted the help of Random.org to pick a winner for our HUGE Echo Park giveaway, and the winner is.. geekygirl! Congratulations geekygirl! Send an e-mail to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com to claim your prize and we’ll get it sent out to you. Huge thanks to you all for taking part – it’s almost CHA time, and who […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

It is time again to announce the winner of the sketch challenge that we set in June, as always we had some fantastic enteries and it was great to see so many different interpretations of Jen’s sketch.Our winner this month is Mandy with her stunning wedding layout, we all loved the crochet flower and trim. […]

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Echo Park Giveaway!!!

Do you love the new releases from Echo Park? Would you like some? For free?! If so, we have a huge Echo Park Giveaway for you. Echo Park Paper very kindly donated the Sweet Summertime range for a blog giveaway, and we have decided to throw in the new A Walk in the Park collection […]

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Happy Summer

Have you seen the new October Afternoon flashcard books? Did you wonder how you could use it? Cathy has created this stunning mini book using the flash cards. You Will Need……..October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers and embellishments.Fly a Kite flashcard book. ThickersExtras needed – Glue stick (I find this best for using on mini […]

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