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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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Sketch Challenge Winner

We  have had an amazing weekend at the retreat and we have got lots to share with you over the next couple of weeks but first it is time to announce the winner of our February sketch challenge. Thank you to everyone who entered, there were some great interpretations of the sketch but as always […]

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Flower Tutorial

I am sure most of us surf the net looking for inspiration and sometimes we come across a little gem that is just too good not to share! Nat found this great idea on How About Orange blog for creating recycled gift bows and has adapted the idea to create some stunning embellishments. “Whilst on […]

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Blog Give Away!

Do you fancy another blog giveaway? We have got 7 packets of pearls and 2 packets of crystals for one lucky crafter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday 7th March. The winner will be chosen at random and announced later that week. Good luck! You […]

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Love Notes

A while ago we shared a couple of pages that Rachael had created using the Pink Pailsee Sweetness range, we have got one more to share with you. “I really enjoyed scrapping with these papers, the large floral patterns gave me a good starting point to build the pages around. I used the Sweetest Day […]

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Monday Class

Rachael has created this class for you using some gorgeous Echo Park Life Is Good papers. Stash Needed… Echo Park papersWhite BazzillBorder punchPizza boxSticky tapeBrown Ink PadFlower sticker or flower punch How To…. 1. Cut out a scalloped shape approximately 8×8 and ink the edges.2. Cut some strips of patterned paper giving them a decorative […]

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Nat has been creating with the gorgeous Fancy Pants Lilac House papers and has put together this stunning page. “I frequently feel the need to scrap but often find it hard to make the time. The Garden Gate paper from the Lilac House collection provided me with the ideal solution as I found that the […]

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Sunday Market

My Little Shoe Box produce a fantastic range of fun, bright papers with coordinating embellishments including stamps, mini alphas stickers, journaling die cuts and cardstock stickers. There is a huge selection over in the shop to choose from, here are just a few to of their products to wet your appetite! Rachel has been creating with the […]

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Hoopla Home Projects

Vanessa has created two stunning home projects using the gorgeous Glitz Designs Hoopla range. “I desperately need a better filing system for all the papers I have kept from school, brownies, football, swimming etc. I had two old box files from my bank that have been gathering dust for several years. This is what the […]

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