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Paint Effects

I don’t know about you but I have got quite a collection of paints in my stash collection but I often struggle to think how to use them on my pages other than painting chipboard. Nat has used the gorgeous Lily Bee Audrey range to create this page and to make a clearer background for […]

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Jenni Bowlin

I thought you might like to see another of the fab pages that Nat has created using Jenni Bowlin Front Porch papers.“I used some machine stitching on this page to tie in with the home-spun feel of the papers. To echo this, I added some doodled stitches to the Thickers. I used some Pink Paislee […]

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American Craft have brought out some stunning new lines this season one of which is the Botanique range. This range is full of gorgeous floral papers with co-ordinating chipboard, ribbons and alphabets. Vanessa has created two stunning layouts and a mini book. Vanessa has cut out butterflies and flowers from the papers to create her […]

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March Challenge

We thought that this month we would set a slightly different challenge, I am sure all of us are guiltly of having huge stash mountains a lot of which we have totally forgotten that we had, even though we desperately needed it at the time!So our challenge to you is to create a page using […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

We have a winner of the February sketch challenge, Lythan with her layout entitled “we failed the grown up test” Well done Lythan all the design team loved your use of colour. Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you plus details of the April challenge. A huge thank you […]

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What a weekend!

I think we have all just about recovered for our weekend away, we all had an amazing time and it is all thanks to these two lovely ladies, Lianne and Sarah. For those of you who didn’t get to the retreat I thought you might like to see the classes that were taught by the […]

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Whoo Loves You?

When I am starting out creating a layout one of the first thing that I decide on is what papers I want to use. Have you ever thought of creating a page not using any patterned papers? I decided to give it a go!To create this page all I have used is a sheet of […]

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Lily Bee

I thought you would like to see some more fantastic layouts that Nat has created, she has been using Audrey papers by Lily Bee. This range is full of papers with beautiful bold designs which Nat has used with stunning results. Gramps Precious Moments Don’t forget our sketch challenge, you have until the 12th March […]

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Punch It Out

Scrapping isn’t a cheap hobby but there are ways that you can make your stash budget stretch that little bit further. Some of the most expensive items of stash are embellishments, I personally like to try and create my own embellsihments for my pages and one of the easiest ways is to choose paper that […]

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Build It Up.

Nat has created this gorgeous page using the Jenni Bowlin Front Porch papers, she has managed to give her page great depth and dimension by using some very easy techniques.Layering – by building up your page with layers of paper you instantly add depth to your page. You can also layer your embellishments, Nat has […]

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The new stock is starting to arrive in the shop now and Cathy has been using one of the new American Craft lines, Abode. She has produced three stunning pages to show case these lovely papers. Olivia @ 26 months I don’t know about your but I have so many sheets of alphas with a […]

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Sketch Challenge

Challenge time again, where does the time go! This months sketch has been designed for us by Rachael and some of the design team have put together layouts based on the sketch. We have also been joined by Laura who was the winner of Decembers sketch challenge.To join us in the sketch challenge simply create […]

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Are You Ready For Valentines Day?

I am sure you have all remembered that it is valentines day on Sunday, if like me you still haven’t bought your other half a card yet how about making something a little bit different? Rachel has come up with this lovely idea that would make a lovely gift for any occassion. Stash Needed CardstockPatterned […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

We have a winner for our January Sketch Challenge, Fluffy and her layout entitled “Say what?” the design team loved the bold colour combination of this page. Drop us a line Fluffy and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you plus details of the March challenge. A big thank you to everyone who took […]

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Old Friends.

With all the excitement about the new products that are going to be appearing in the shop after CHA it is very easy to forget the stash that has been out for a while.I love papers where the designs can be cut out and used to create your own embellishments not only making your pages […]

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New Products.

Sarah and Lianne have arrived back safely from America and have been busy uploading some of the new products that are going to be arriving in the shop over the coming weeks.There are some great manufacturers including some of our old favourites like American Crafts and Crate but there are also a couple of new […]

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Blue Man?!

I thought you might like to see a couple of layouts that Rachel has created using some Sassafras papers, she has a great nack of combing bold, bright papers together with great results. We have had lots of fantastic enteries into the January sketch challenge and there is still time to have a go, just […]

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To keep up occupied while Sarah and Lianne are over in America choosing all the gorgeous stash that we are going to be drooling over in the coming weeks Cal has put together a class for us to have a go at. She has used lots of lovely prima papers, Paradise City. Three Little Ladies […]

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In The Pink.

With three young boys Lou doesn’t often get to play with pink but she has used these lovely My Little Shoe Box to create this gorgeous page. Mixing the title alphas really makes the title jump of the page. Don’t forget our monthly sketch challenge, you have until the 8th February to either post a […]

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January Sketch Challenge

Challenge time again! Our January sketch has been designed for us by Vanessa and some of the design team have put together a few layouts. We have also been joined by Claire who won the December sketch challenge, she has designed a gorgeous page.To join us in the sketch challenge simply create a page using […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

We have a winner for the December sketch challenge……..Laura. Well done Laura, your page was gorgeous with some stunning photos. Drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you and details of the February sketch challenge. Once again a big thank you to everyone who took part in the sketch challenge, […]

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Lets Get Organised!

January is meant to be the time for making resolutions, organising your life, they can be very hard to stick to so why not start simply…….organise your craft space! Cal has made this fantastic desk top organiser using one of the recent Basic Grey paper ranges, Nook and Pantry. Stash needed Basic grey nook and […]

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Winter Warmer

With all the freezing temperatures that we have been having lately and of course the snow I thought it would warm us all up a bit to have a look at some lovely summery layouts that Jen has created using Crate Papers Cottage Collection. Camera Love: My Dad snapped this picture of me on holiday […]

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Happy New Year!

All of us here at Sarah’s Cards would like to wish you a very Happy New Year, we are all really looking forward to 2010. Sarah and Lianne off to CHA again soon and will no doubt be stocking the shop with gorgeous stash for us to drool over and be sourcing items for the […]

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Short of time?

Christmas holidays are always so packed there is often very little scrapping time, how about setting yourself a time limit to create a page? Nat created this layout for our hour challenge in November (although she admits it took her slightly longer!) My take on the One Hour Challenge (erm – read *one hour and […]

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Christmas Stash

There are so many Christmas paper ranges on the market but how many photos of the festive season do you want to scrap? Rachel has been using the gorgeous Crate Paper North Pole range and has shown just how versatile Christmas stash can be. “I dont do hot drinks, I never have neither have any […]

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December Sketch Challenge

With all the festive preparations going on at the moment we thought you might like a bit of light relief with the December sketch challenge. Vanessa has designed this gorgeous sketch and a few of us have put together some layouts. To enter just link your layout in the comments box or email your page […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

We have our sketch challenge winner…. Claire Crompton. Well done Claire we loved your layout, drop us a line and we will get the £10 e-voucher to you and details of the January sketch challenge when we have them. A big thank you to everyone who took part, we really enjoyed seeing all your layouts […]

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A little while ago we promised to show you how the design team had used the gorgeous Crate Paper ranges. Gemma has been working with the Bliss range and has produced these three fantastic pages. ‘Something for my Mouth’ – My little girl has the funniest way of asking for something to eat so that […]

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Scrapping Challenges.

At the recent design team weekend we set ourselves a couple of challenges, one was to put together a layout in an hour (a big challenge for some of us slow scrappers!!) using papers chosen by another member of the team. Jens papers and photo were chosen by Cathy. I’ve been wanting to scrap this […]

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