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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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Prehistoric Grub?

Nat has put together this lovely bright layout using a mixture of papers and embellishments. This photo was taken over two years ago at my Freshers week at University. I’ve wanted to scrap it ever since, but the harsh flourescent lighting and bright coloured tiling of the setting (a rather less than classy kebab shop!), […]

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Going To The Chapel

With the weather being so miserable it is lovely to scrap photos from more sunny times, Sarah has scrapped a photo of her sisters wedding and created a stunning layout. This is the only picture I managed to snap of my sister & dad walking towards the chapel on her wedding day. I’m not sure […]

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Team Scrapping.

When it was sugggested that 12 scrappers could put a single layout together by each adding one item of stash I think we all thought the result might be quite…err….interesting!! We started by all pulling a number out of a hat so that we couldn’t plan what we were going to add and then passed […]

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Sketch Challenge with prizes!!

This months sketch has been designed by Lianne and we have some exciting news! Link you layout on the blog or email an image of your page to sarah@sarahscardsltd.com by the 7th December 09 and a member of the design team will pick a winner. The winner will not only recieve a £10 e-voucher that […]

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Sweet Marmalade.

Rachel has been creating with the new Sassafras Sweet Marmalade papers Who doesnt like a bit of hand cutting? These patterned papers are very busy but with such bold patterns they are perfect for handcutting out the designs. This is one of my graduation photos, I often wonder if it was all worth it, Uni […]

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Up Up and Away!

Vanessa has made this gorgeous card using more of the American Crafts Junior range, she has used the rocket pictures on the papers for inspiration and added buttons and ribbon to make the rocket really pop off the paper.

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American Crafts Junior

The newest memeber of our design team, Vanessa, has been working with the gorgeous American Crafts Junior range. She has produced this fantastic page which just goes to show that you don’t need to use heaps of stash to create a stunning page, how about scraplifting this layout using up some of your scraps. Eat […]

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For him…..and for her!

Jen has been using one of the new My Minds Eye ranges, Ooh La La for him, the range is obviously being marketed for those male pages that you want to create but Jen has shown that it is perfect for any of layout!

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Novembers Kit, Great Crate Paper!

Have you seen the picture of the November kit? It is full of the gorgeous Crate Paper Season collection along with a 12×12 sheet of fantastic chipboard shapes plus lots of other embellishments including an alphabet! Kit subscriptions can be found here. Here is a little sneak of what one of the design team has […]

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Bold and Beautiful!

Nat has created these two gorgeous layouts using the Basic Grey Lime Rickey range, she has really shown how well these bold, bright papers can be used to create some fantastic results.

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Monthly Sketch Challange

Sometimes we all need a bit more inspiration than usual to get the scrapping ideas flowing so we thought it would be fun to do a monthly sketch challange.Jen has designed this great sketch to kick us off and a few of us have put together some examples. Jen has used American Crafts “Craft Fair” […]

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First Garden

Rachel has created this fab dotty layout using the Three Bugs In a Rug Spread Your Wings collection. I love how she has combined all the patterned papers together and made a block of photos to really showcase her first garden.

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Fancy Pants

I thought I would have a play with one of the new Fancy Pants ranges, Dancing Girl. The papers are obviously meant to be used for the little dancers in your life but can be easily used for any girlie layout. Sometimes I am put off using stickers on a layout because I don’t want […]

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More French Couture!

I thought you might like to see the last layout that Emma created using the gorgeous Lily Bee French Couture range, she has made a wonderful rosette to add to the page too! “We visited a silver/lead mine in Wales and my son headed straight to the panning shed. He was fully engrossed in his […]

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Lily Bee

The newest member of the design team, Emma Trout, has been working really hard to put together a few layouts to share with you using the new Lily Bee French Couture range. I am sure you will agree that they are stunning! “One of the highlights from our recent holiday was working out which person […]

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Same Paper Different Look

Rachel was given the lovely 3 Bugs in a Rug Spread Your Wings collection to play with, when I first looked at this paper range I thought lovely bright summery papers. Rachel has produced two layouts using the same paper range but that look so totally different. My first page is perhaps more traditional, using […]

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Earth Love

Cosmo Cricket have released some gorgeous new ranges of paper at CHA, Earth Love is my favourite with lovely muted tones and fab patterns.I have put together this really quick and simple layout using some of the Earth Love papers and chipboard. Stash needed. Earth Love …ReuseRelieveRepeatBordersElements12×12 chipboardBackground paper, scenic route worn blue gridFoam padsBlack […]

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3 Bugs In A Rug

Rachel has put together this great layout using 3 Bugs in a Rug paper, Spread Your Wings. I love how she has managed to use five photos and kept the page feeling uncluttered.

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Crop Class

Sarah put this gorgeous class together for the crop last Sunday so we thought it would be great to share it with everyone! The class kit can be found here in the shop. 1. Adhere the scalloped circle paper to the middle of the Kraft cardstock, ensuring that your adhesive is at least 2″ from […]

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Note Book Look

There are some great punches on the market that enable you to create a note book effect on the top of your paper, here is one example. If you don’t have one of these punches or don’t want to have to spend out on one how about using stitching to create a similar look? I […]

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Butterfly Kisses

Here are two more of Jens creations using the 3 Bugs Butterfly Kisses range, I just love the simplicity and use of white space on her layout “Love to Twirl”. It also demonstrates that you don’t need to have piles of patterned paper to create your layouts why not try using up your leftover scraps. […]

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Beautifully Calm

Jen has been using the 3 bugs Butterfly Kisses range and produced some lovely layouts. Calm moments: our dog misty is bounding up and down a lot of the time, so it’s nice to capture a portrait of her when she’s having a slightly less crazy moment! I used a black and White photo, and […]

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