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My Minds Eye Bloom

Take a look at this gorgeous layout created for us by Rachael Elliott using the new MME Bloom collection. We love the die-cut details and the use of a page as a photo mat.

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More Crate creations from Gems

Here are more layouts from Gems using the gorgeous Crate Mia range. We love the versatility of these papers and the way Gems has used them.

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My Little Shoebox layouts by Cal

Cal couldn’t wait to get her hands on the new My Little Shoebox releases and created some gorgeous layouts with it! We love how she’s mixed the different ranges together. Bloom: My Little Shoebox papers from the Who’s There and Enjoy Life ranges, bird box from the AC chipboard shapes, felt flowers, layered blossoms, tag, […]

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Apples of my Eye by Sarah Palmer

Sarah has created this layout for us using Crate Lemongrass papers. We love the stunning simplicity of this page. Sarah says: As soon as I saw the AC scrolls and frames in my box of goodies I knew exactly what I was going to do with them…use them to actually frame the little pics on […]

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More MME from Louise

Louise has created more layouts for us using My Mind’s Eye papers – they’re all gorgeous and we love all the detail she adds to her pages, each one tells a story!

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American Crafts layouts by Cathy

Cathy has created these fab layouts using AC Amplified papers, we love the way she customised her Thickers for the Trendy Boots layout: Trendy Boots: For this layout I used the scalloped edge of the ‘Dancing Queen’ paper, a strip of ‘Boogie’ & some of the ‘Punk Rock’ which I thought complimented my photo perfectly. […]

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Time 2 Play by Cal

Cal created this gorgeous layout for us using Basic Grey Marrakech papers, new Bazzill Just The Edge, new By The Yard fabric Thickers, colorbox chalk inks, American Crafts Apricot Jewel Brads and turquoise pom pom trim. We love all the little touches she’s added and the pocket holding her hidden journalling:

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Ballet by Gem

Here’s another gorgeous layout by Gem using the Crate Mia range. We love this photo – so cute and the soft colours of the papers compliment it perfectly. Gem has used: Crate Paper Mia – Whirl Crate Paper Mia – Sparkle Crate Paper Mia – Glitter Borders Accents Chipboard Thickers – Metallic Silver LAX Glitter […]

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Baby News!!!

DT member Louise has given birth to a baby boy! Drew Isaac was born after a 44 minute labour (I guess that raspberry leaf tea does work wonders!) and weighed 8lbs. Congratulations Lou and family, we can’t wait to see pictures! Sarah and Lianne xxx

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1999 by Sarah Palmer

Sarah has been playing with the gorgeous Crate Lemongrass range and sent us this beautiful layout she created. Sarah says: For this layout I used the Crate Paper ‘Tangerine‘ as the background, cut some of the ‘Lemon’ (love this paper, such a shame I don’t scrap 12×12 anymore) so it went into the left hand […]

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Raspberry Leaf Tea by Louise

As Louise’s third baby is due any day now -yay!- we thought we’d share this fab layout she created for us using MME papers. We love that Louise has captured something that might be forgotten in years to come with this layout, and all the little details she has used to embellish the page. Supplies: […]

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Bathtime Beauty by Cathy

Cathy created this cute layout for us using the lovely American Crafts Amplified papers which are now a great price in our sale. Cathy explains how she did it: I started this layout by matting a smaller piece of white cardstock onto the salmon to create a narrow boarder. The ‘Saturday Night Fever’ embossed paper […]

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Crate Mia…

Gems has been working with the gorgeous Mia range from Crate Paper this month. Take a look at the stunning layouts below – we just love these papers, they’re perfect for scrapping our little angels! Come back soon to see more from Gems and the rest of the design team!Sarah and Lianne xxx

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New Pebbles Inc!

Cal has been playing with the new Downtown range by Pebbles Inc and made this gorgeous layout. We love this range, it seems to go so well with a huge variety of photos. Cal used a sheet if Jillibean Soup Kraft paper for the background and added the title using American Crafts Roller Rink glitter […]

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School Trip by Rachael Elliott

Here’s another layout from Rachael E using the AC Teen range. We love the idea of getting your children to record their memories on a page and the way all the circles draw your eye to the photo. Rachael explains how she created her layout: I have decided this year to set myself a few […]

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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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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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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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