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Sketch Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in the July sketch challenge, we have really enjoyed seeing the different interpretations of Lou’s sketch. There could only be one winner and all of the design team agreed that this months winner had to be Lesley with this lovely bright summery page. Well done Lesley, drop us […]

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10 minute layout

Time is often short but especially so during the summer holidays when the children are around so Rachel has come up with a quick 10 minute class using Cosmo Cricket Material Girl papers. Other Stash Used..Border punchThickers 1-Take a sheet of 12×12 paper, cut a co-ordinating piece to 6″x 5″2- Take a piece of kraft […]

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Games With Grandma.

A while ago we showed you a page that Vanessa created using Bella Blvd Man of The House papers. Well here is another one!

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Butterfly Class

It can be hard trying to find different ways to add that little something extra to your layouts. Lou has created these fantastic butterfly embellishments which look stunning and are so simple to make. Here’s how……1. Draw a number 8 onto your patterned paper and cut it out. 2. Using a ruler and an embossing […]

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Right Now.

Here is the last of Nats stunning pages that she has created using Bella Blvd Estate Sale papers. Sarah and Lianne are now back from CHA so keep an eye on the coming soon section in the shop for the new CHA releases.

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Here is the second layout that Nat has created using Bella Blvd Estate Sale papers. “A couple of years ago I made a page documenting the things I wanted to achieve in my lifetime. Having been through a few major life changes in the past two years and having just graduated and qualified as a […]

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Estate Sale

This week on the blog we are going to be featuring some stunning pages created by Nat using the Bella Blvd Estate Sale range. “I had so many pictures from this special night that I wanted to include I decided to create a photomontage in my photoediting software. As all the pictures were of varying […]

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Some of you may remember a website called TV Weekly, which posted scrapbooking/crafting video tutorials and instructions every Friday. This site doesn’t exist anymore, however, one of the tutorials was for a little maze book, which I’ve done again here using papers from the Man of the House range by Bella Blvd. I’ve also used […]

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Keep Calm!

I keep seeing these signs popping up lately and thought they were really good, I thought this one really summed me up and would look great on my craft room wall. I bought a cheap frame and have used a mixture of October Afternoon Fly a Kite and Crate Papers Paperdoll ranges. There are lots […]

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July Sketch Challenge

So who is up for another challenge? Lou Collins has created a great sketch for us this month and the design team have had fun using it. All you have to do is create a layout or card using the sketch and either post a link to it in the comments box or email it […]

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Giveaway Winner!

We’ve enlisted the help of Random.org to pick a winner for our HUGE Echo Park giveaway, and the winner is.. geekygirl! Congratulations geekygirl! Send an e-mail to lianne@sarahscardsltd.com to claim your prize and we’ll get it sent out to you. Huge thanks to you all for taking part – it’s almost CHA time, and who […]

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Sketch Challenge Winner

It is time again to announce the winner of the sketch challenge that we set in June, as always we had some fantastic enteries and it was great to see so many different interpretations of Jen’s sketch.Our winner this month is Mandy with her stunning wedding layout, we all loved the crochet flower and trim. […]

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Echo Park Giveaway!!!

Do you love the new releases from Echo Park? Would you like some? For free?! If so, we have a huge Echo Park Giveaway for you. Echo Park Paper very kindly donated the Sweet Summertime range for a blog giveaway, and we have decided to throw in the new A Walk in the Park collection […]

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Happy Summer

Have you seen the new October Afternoon flashcard books? Did you wonder how you could use it? Cathy has created this stunning mini book using the flash cards. You Will Need……..October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers and embellishments.Fly a Kite flashcard book. ThickersExtras needed – Glue stick (I find this best for using on mini […]

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Wishful Thinking

To continue our theme of home decor I have created this little canvas using some Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking papers. You will need…. 1 small canvas1 sheet of cardstockHambly mini graph overlayFancy Pants Wishful Thinking papersAunty Sarahs Dew DropsMartha Stewart Butterfly Punches-classic and monarchWoodware circle punchTeal American Crafts embossing powderLily Bee Lovely chipboardKraftAdhesive pearlsRibbon How […]

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Fancy Pants Metal Frame

These are so much fun to make and really simple – There is a template included to fill the frame so there is no measuring! I cut a scrap of paper to size and stuck it in place, I then added a rub on flower. The whole area was then covered with glossy accents, once […]

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We thougth it would be good to have a go at something a little different from the usual 12×12 layouts, extending our love of paper crafts to home decor. Cathy is starting us off with this gorgeous picture. You will need…October Afternoon fly a kite papersFancy Pants Artist edition frameEmery boardDauber paints OR paintsGlue StickScrap […]

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Can you believe that it is nearly the end of June, where does the time go! The school holidays will soon be upon and and Sarah has been busy creating some pages featuring her three children. Sarah has used the reverse of Cosmo Joyride Zoom Zoom as the base for her layout, trimming it down […]

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Back to the Grid.

I love using patterned paper as my background paper when I scrap especially grid papers so I thought I would have a go at creating my own grid paper using stitching.First I drew a grid on piece of kraft with 1″ squares, I used pencil and just made sure that my lines were visible but […]

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If you find a design you love why not use it on a few different projects at the same time? I started creating a layout with these gorgeous Pebbles Twitterpated papers, but while I was layering up the different shapes I thought I might as well make a couple extra, and these became a card […]

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Sketch Challenge

Are you up for another challenge? The challenge this month is to create a layout or a card using this great sketch that Jen has designed for us. All you have to do is post a link to your layout in the comments box or email it across to sarah@sarahscardsltd.com by the 12th July and […]

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Challenge Winner

Instead of a sketch challenge last month we decided to set something that was a bit messier, using paint on your page! Again we had some great enteries but the design team could only pick one winner and that was Karen with her stunning page “I love to read”. She has been very inventive with […]

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Lifes Sweet

To create this layout I used a brown sheet of cardstock and pink and white accents, almost like a box of chocolates! But when I was creating my page, I decided it needed a contrasting colour, hence the addition of the light blue. These Lily Bee papers were so nice to work with, and the […]

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I loved the backing sheet from the pack of Lilybee Design Lovely Rub-ons, so I decided to use it as my layout base. I kept the design simple because I wanted to draw attention to the gorgeous voila felt lily orchid that I had decorated. On it’s own it would have not stood out against […]

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Lily Bee Class

Fancy creating something stunning to grace the wall of your craft room? Lou Collins has put together this gorgeous class for you using the new Lily Bee Lovely range. You will need… 4 die cut frames Patterned paper Rub-ons Chipboard flowers Letter Stickers Adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) Thick cardboard Strong Glue 2 large B/W photos 1. […]

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A World Away

Rachel has been busy creating a page to show us using Cosmo Crickets Material Girl range. “I really wanted to create a page that captured what my life was like for the 3 years that I was at uni. I always worked whilst I was at uni but never knew exactly how hard it would […]

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Crate Class.

Seen as the weather isn’t going to be that great how about having a go at a class? I have created this page using some of the gorgeous Crate Paper Brook range.You Will Need …….Papers – Crate Paper BrookDie Cuts – Crate Paper BrookAlphas – AC thickers nutmeg, Adornit tiny cardstock stickersPaint Dabber – PoolHow […]

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Man Of The House

Vanessa has been busy getting creative with the Bella Blvd Man Of The House range, perfect for those layouts of the men in your life! I know I sometimes struggle with creating pages which are more masculine as I am always drawn to more feminine papers but Vanessa has put together a stunning page which […]

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Strictly No Parking.

As promised here is another layout that Lou has created using the Jilibean Soup New England Chowder range. “With this LO I used the stripes on Harry’s t-shirt as inspiration, and used strips of patterned paper to form a large mat for the photo. I cut up the No Parking sign to make my title, […]

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Here We Go Again….

I thought it was about time that we showed you the rest of the pages that the very talented Lou has been creating with the Jilibean Soup New England Chowder range. “I wanted to create a LO to record Drew’s obsession with the garage toy that both Oliver and Harry were obsessed with. The photos […]

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