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Sketch Challenge

Who is up for another challenge? Lianne has come up with this fantastic sketch for you, the design team have really enjoyed using it and have come up with some great examples. To take part in the challenge all you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch for inspiration and […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce the winner of the October sketch challenge, thank you to everyone who took part we hope you enjoyed using the sketch as much as we did, it certainly inspired some gorgeous pages! So this months winner is Karen with her stunning page “Cool Dudes”. She has used October Afternoon SeaSide papers and […]

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The Dino Wash

Time to share another page that Lou has created using Crate School Spirit papers and show you more great ways to use mists on your page.There are lots of fantastic masks available on the market, check these out here. Lou has used one of the masks on her page and then followed the design through […]

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We have a winner!!!

Thank you so much for all joining in the fun yesterday. It was great to see how you came to your guesses We do now have a winner: Rebecca said: Im guessing 10:50 pm ? Congratulations Rebecca – e-mail us lianne@sarahscardsltd.com with your name & address to claim your prize. I was actually born at […]

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It’s Sarah’s Birthday Giveaway!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED It’s my birthday and I’ve received some fabulous presents this year. I want to give something back so here it is. I am offering a fabulous pack of American Crafts adhesive to one of you lucky blog readers This amazing value pack (available to purchase on the website here) is worth over […]

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Lots of Forest Fun

Mists are becoming ever more popular with lots of manufacturers now producing them, over in the shop you will find That Special Touch Mica Mists and Maya Road Mists there are so many gorgeous colours available. If you have never used them before it can be a bit daunting thinking about trying something new especially […]

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Count Me In

Sometimes papers can seem a bit difficult to use on a layout purely because of their bold patterns, Sarah has overcome this by concentrating on the colours instead of the designs in these Sassafras “Count Me In” papers and used blocks to create the background for her photos. Leaving a gap between each patterned block […]

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Taking Time

“Taking Time- This photo was taken in June when I travelled to the coast for my friends birthday party (no we’re not too old for birthday parties). I thought this photo was really funny, and as I had such a great time I wanted to document it. My friends live along way from where I […]

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Shes Two!

Over the last few days we have been sharing some stunning pages created by Cathy using the gorgeous MME Lost and Found Madison Avenue papers. Here is her final page, another stunning creation. “I sanded the edges of my photos and as they were all quite dark I matted them onto pink paper to lift […]

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Think Pink

As promised here is another page that Cathy has created using MME Lost And Found Maddison papers. “For this page I wanted to keep it quite modern (even thought the papers have a vintage feel) so I started with the strips of different papers down the right hand side and then placed my photo at […]

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So So Sweet

Cathy has been busy creating with some of the gorgeous Lost and Found MME Madison Avenue range and over the next few days we will be sharing her stunning pages with you. “I traced half of the shaped paper onto the stripped glitter paper & placed it onto the kraft cardstock. The strips across the […]

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Monday Class

Are you looking for something to do this week? How about having a go at this simple class Rachael has put together for you using Dear Lizzie Enchanted papers. You will need…Dear Lizzie Enchanted papersFancy Glitter Foam ThickersWhite CardstockFlower PunchesDear Lizzie Enchanted StickersSmall Alphabet StickersJenni Bowlin TicketTab PunchWater MisterMica Mist How To….1. Cut out a […]

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Sketch Challenge

As promised here is Lianne’s sketch for our challenge this month, all the design team who used this sketch loved it so we can’t wait to see what you do with it. To take part all you have to do is create a layout or card using this sketch as your inspiration and post a […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

It is time once again to announce the winner of our sketch challenge, the weeks go by so quickly! Our sketch last month was created by Rachel and I hope you all had as much fun using it as we did there were some really great enteries. As always there could only be one winner […]

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Over the past few weeks lots of the design team have been experimenting with the new mica mists and I have to say we all love them!! They are so easy to use and look just great, on this page Vanessa has used them to create a textured background. She has spritzed her background cardstock […]

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Dymo Journaling With A Difference.

Nat has created this great layout using Walk In The Park papers by Echo Park and after having problems creating her journaling using a Dymo she has come up with a great alternative.The bright colours of this line by Echo Park were perfect for marking the celebrations on the day my class graduated, particularly as […]

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Saturday Class

Vanessa has put together this great class for us today using Fancy Pants Rusted Sun papers. Stash needed…. • Base cardstock 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 inches) • Two portrait photographs, 8.5 x12.5 cm • Mica Mists • Foam thickers • Flowers • Chalk ink • Journaling pen • Circle punch (1.5 cm […]

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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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