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On Reflection by Nat

Nat created another beautiful layout for us using the Crate Prudence range. Here she explains how she did it: I used the “Charity” shaped paper as a base, and added a large piece of “Temperance” centrally on top of this. I then took a strip of “Fortitude” and layered it across my page with my […]

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Landmark by Rachel

Rachel W made this lovely layout for us using Bella BLVDs Pack Your Bags range with a little bit of American Crafts Travel thrown in to embellish the layout.We love the way Rachel has highlighted the photo with the AC Travel miniMARKS and how the circle elements and handstitching tie it all together. Rachel says: […]

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Lavaflow by Jen

Jen has been creating with the American Crafts Romance range, as she’s a newlywed we thought these would be perfect for her to scrap some wedding photos, but here she shows us they don’t just have to be used for love themed pages. We love the chipboard heart detail and that the photo is the […]

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BFF by Rachael Elliott

Rachael has been very busy creating with the American Crafts Teen range and we’re loving what she’s come up with! Here’s a layout she created for us, the papers are just perfect for this photo… Check back soon for more gorgeous creations from Rachael and the rest of the design team, Sarah and Lianne xxx

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Look of Innocence by Nat

Nat has been working with the gorgeous Prudence line by Crate and created some stunning layouts for us. Nat says: Using “Consideration” as my base, I layered smaller pieces of “Discretion” and “Vigilance” on top to the right side of the page. I added my photo, on which I created my title using the “alpha […]

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More from CHA…

Here’s a few more piccies taken during our time at CHA. Fabby window display from Sassafras to promote their new Bungle Jungle collection, check out the flying monkey – too cute! More loveliness from Fancy Pants, this is their new Delight range: Fantastic new releases from Jillibean Soup, we loved their Kraft patterned papers and […]

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CHA!

We’re back! Tired and back to reality, but with so much to look forward to. The plan was to update the blog with daily reports while we were there but we had so much to do and so little time, so apologies for not updating while we were away. Here are some pictures from the […]

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Yummy!

Rachel Ward has been creating layouts for us using the Bella Blvd Pack Your Bags collections. We thought the papers would be perfect for her to scrap photos of her trip to Florida, we loved what she came up with! Rachel says: A Strawberry Milkshake – This layout is just a bit of fun really, […]

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Hold Me Close

Here’s more from Jen using the lovely American Crafts Romance papers. We’ve already got these in mind for our Valentine Day projects, the pretty colours and love theme make them the perfect choice! We fell in love with this layout, using different fonts for the title is a fantastic way to use up those spare […]

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Perfect Pictures?

Rachael Elliott created this fantastic layout and step-by-step class for us, here’s what inspired her and how she did it: Inspiration: Have you ever sat in front of your computer looking through all your photos and discounted using so many of them because they weren’t perfect? I often do, but when I was looking at […]

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Hi my name’s Sarah, I’m 31, married and have been scrapping since 2004. Most of the pictures I scrap are of my 3 children who are my main source of inspiration in this very addictive hobby!! My favourite products to use are anything with October Afternoon on them and of course American Crafts Thickers, I […]

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Introducing…Tracy Gough

Hi, my name is Tracy, I’m a 40 year old wife, SAHM and foster carer. I have one wonderful Son and I’m married to my soul mate. I live on the east coast of Suffolk and have done all my life. I have always loved making things from a very young age. I just love […]

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Introducing…Natalie Grant

I’m Natalie; I’m 26 years old and live with my fiancé in Swansea. We are big animal lovers and have four cats and an Alsatian called Rocky, and love nothing more than wrapping up warm and braving the south Wales weather to walk him along the beautiful Gower coastline. Having spent four years working in […]

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Introducing…Gemma Meaden

I’m Gems, 24, from Swansea in Wales. I started scrapbooking in June 2006, where I began scrapping as a creative way of displaying my precious photos and documenting the memories that accompany them. My little girl, Ashton, is a constant source of inspiration and is usally the main topic of my layouts. My other hobbies […]

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Introducing…Jen Naulls

Hi, I’m Jen, aged 24 and recently married Michael. I’m a junior doctor so I’m very busy and stressed a lot of the time and I love to scrap to relax! I started scrapbooking on and off about 4 years ago after spotting an article in a cardmaking magazine. Within the last year or so […]

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Introducing…Rachel Ward

I’m Rachel, I live in Leeds city centre with my boyfriend and I’ve been scrapping about 18 months. I work full time in a bank but try and get as much scrapping done in the evenings and weekends as possible. I have a very bright style and believe more is more, so my pages tend […]

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Introducing…Rachael Elliott

My name is Rachael Elliott aka Relliott71 on UKS (I wish now I had chosen a more imaginative user name!!) I am 37, married with two girls and I work part time as a staff nurse. I have been scrapping for about two years now which is the longest that I have ever stuck to […]

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Meet the Design Team

After browsing galleries and blogs, we’ve recently asked some very talented people to join our design team. We’d like to introduce them to you… Natalie Grant:Natalie aka NattieG is 26 and lives in Swansea and is currently studying at University to become a teacher. She lives with her fiance, 4 cats and a dog and […]

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Crops and fun times

Sorry it’s been so long since the last post. We have been working extremely hard behind the scenes on some very exciting projects, including building our new fabulous Design Team. More on that tomorrow! We held another of our monthly crops yesterday here in Warrington Each month we have around 30 attendees and it really […]

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And the winner is……

Thanks to everyone who entered our Scenic Route giveaway and took the time to make a comment. A winner has been selected from random… Susan said…I love Omaha, as it’s bold and modern. Thank you!05 September 2008 13:27 Congratulations Susan! Please e-mail us at info@sarahscardsltd.com with your details and we’ll get your box of Scenic […]

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A few more……………

Here are some cards Sarah knocked up yesterday using scraps from the September kit. Wow there’s so much in it! Just wait ’til you get yours!!! Kits are being sent out to subscribers later on this week…………if you want to get your hands on one, we have very VERY limited numbers available as single purchases. […]

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To whet your appetite…………..

Here’s one of the layouts Sarah created this week using our September kit (going out to subscribers next week). Subs are now completely SOLD OUT but we will have new places available for our October kit. Please e-mail us if you are interested in being notified when the new subs places become available So, Sarah’s […]

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Scenic Route Giveaway!

Last week we had a delivery of some gorgeous new goodies from Scenic Route. Included was chipboard and clear stamps, both featuring great designs and fantastic value for money, but our favourite are these alphabet stickers. Available in 6 fonts including some new releases aswell as old favourites and a variety of colours. Because we […]

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Everyday Giftbags

Lianne has been busy with the American Crafts Everyday range and has created these mini gift bags. These are so easy to make and are perfect for giving small gifts and treat. They are a basic square bottomed bag (all sides are equal width) with the sides pinched in to close. Make a notch in […]

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Card Challenge Winner!

With the help of Sophie, we have selected a random winner from all entries into the card challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who took part, we really enjoyed seeing all your entries. Congratulations Ruth! Contact Sarah at info@sarahscardsltd.com and your e-voucher code will be e-mailed to you. Look out for a new challenge […]

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Romance picture frame

Here’s a picture frame created by Lianne using the gorgeous new American Crafts Romance papers. These are so easy to make, just take 2 sheets of chipboard and cut to your preferred size, cut an aperture from one of the pieces and decorate anyway you like! Stick the other piece of chipboard to the back […]

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My Mind’s Eye – Garden Party

Have you seen these papers? They are sooooooooooo scrummy – split into two ranges, Lush Blooms and My Sunshine, they were released as a mid season release before CHA Summer this year. I gave Cal a pack of the Lush Blooms collection and a sheet of the matching die cut Accessories sheet to have a […]

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American Crafts Moda Bella

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these new Moda Bella papers from American Crafts, the bold designs and bright colours are right up my street. I’ve finally had a chance to play and these photos of Sarah’s gorgeous poppets at their first birthday party were a perfect match! Supplies used:American Crafts Moda Bella […]

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3-2-1 Challenge – have you entered yet?

Thought we’d provide a little more inspiration for our 3 – 2 – 1 challenge (see post Sunday 20 July here) This is a little card Sarah knocked up for you using the Paper Salon card kit from waaaaaay back! 3 patterned papers, 2 Aunty Sarah’s Bloomers (top right of the large circle) and 1 […]

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American Crafts – it’s here!!!!

Yay! After what seems like a lifetime of waiting, American Crafts new Summer CHA releases have arrived! We have been rummaging through the delivery and have been picking out our favourites already! We have fallen in love with the new Flair embellshments, and the new Thickers are to die for! We really do love this […]

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