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Skipping Along.

Stamps and punches are such versatile scrapbooking tools and I am sure that the majority of us have a small hord of them in our craft space. When Sarah sent me these gorgeous papers by Pebbles Inc I decided that I want to create a layout using less patterend paper than I would usually use […]

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Gemma has created some gorgeous layouts using the Pink paislee Enchanting range.

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NEW Pink Paislee Kit Offer and Giveaway!

We have put together some limited edition Pink Paislee kits for purchase, these are a great price at £24.95 – that’s 30% off the RRP of over £35! There are only a handful of each available so come and see them here and grab yours quick. We also have one Fascinating kit to give away […]

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Vintage Yummy

Rachel has done this great layout using the beautiful Sassafras Lass Vintage Yummy range. Be bold and beautifulThese sassafras papers are lush, but as much as I love patterned paper these papers are a tad intimidating, they are busy busy but fabulous.But just go for it, The more colour the better, breaking this layout down […]

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Punches are becoming more and more popular with a great selection on the market. They can also be used to create some fab stencils to use on your cards and pages. I like to have a border of some description around most of my layouts to hold your focus on the page. I usually draw […]

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My Little Shoebox

Cal has made some gorgeous cards using My Neighbourhood papers from My Little Shoebox. I love the way that Cal has used these papers.

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Crate Paper Lillian

Crate Paper have brought out some gorgeous paper ranges in the last few months, one of my favourite is Lillian, the range has got some lovely die cut papers and some fab glitter embellishments. Here is a class that I have put together for you. You will need – sheet of white cardstockthree sheets of […]

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Jillybean Soup

Nat has created this gorgeous layout using the fab Jillybean Soup range, here is how she did it- I used “Chicken Stock” as my base, and added a piece of “Portobello” which I cut into a label shape on top. Next I added some “Half & Half”, and then strips of “minced shallots” running horizontally […]

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My Minds Eye ~ Bloom ~

I put this class together a while ago using some gorgeous My Minds Eye Bloom papers, the range of colours and patterns in the pack are excellent. Stash used My Minds Eye bloom papers My Little Shoebox alphas Chipboard flourish-scrapfix Large and medium retro flower punch Paint dabber Bazzill Cardstock Button Black inkpad and pen […]

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Crate Little Sprout

Cathy has created these gorgeous layouts and cards using the new very cute Little Sprout collection by Crate. Here she descibes how she did them: & the Story Begins:Starting off with a kraft cardstock base, I trimmed a little off the patterned paper & dark brown Bazzill to create a frame. Before sticking down I […]

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Family Ties

As promised here is the second class that I have put together for my time as “blog highjacker”!! Stash needed. Pretty Please paper packAlpha stampsMedium retro flower punchButtonEmbroidery threadFancy pants pinRibbonSheet of cream paper or cardstockBlack pen and ink padFoam pads Cut out a scalloped piece of patterned paper, I have used another piece of […]

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Blooming Lovely

Use your die cut sheet to make your own embellshment, layer a die cut circle with one cut out of patterned paper using foam pads. Add some of the small die cut flowers to both the bottom and top layers sticking some bling at the centres. Stash used. Pretty please paper pack American Crafts puffy […]

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Pretty Please

There has been so many gorgeous paper ranges appearing in the shop since Sarah and Lianne went over to America for CHA 2009, one of my favourite manufactures has been My Minds Eye which is a new one for me. I just loved their ranges Bloom and Grow so I thought I would have a […]

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3 Bugs “What a Hoot”

We fell in love with the new 3 Bugs ranges when we went to CHA this January and, it would appear, so have you! Tania, a good and long standing customer of ours, e-mailed us yesterday to show us a layout she’d created with this range and I just felt I had to share it […]

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Sincerely Yours Craft Show

We will be trading at the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Leigh, Lancashire this Sunday (17th May 2009). If any blog readers in the North West would like to pop along, do some shopping and say hello, you can find out more details here, we look forward to seeing you there! Sarah and Lianne xx

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I will by Jen

Jen has created another layout for us using Basic Grey Porcelain. The soft vintage feel of these papers make them perfect for wedding projects.

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American Crafts & Paper Trunk

Sarah gave me the challenge of decorating an American Crafts Modern Album, mine has been sat on the shelf for a while now and this was the push I needed to get it done! I chose the gorgeous Paper Trunk Socialite range because I love the vibrant colours. I cut the papers into 2″ squares […]

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To Scrap minibook project by Sarah Palmer

I thought I would make a little book to hold photos that I’ve taken each month and want to scrap using the Crate Lemongrass range that Sarah’s Cards sent me to work with. You can make any size you want but as I only seem to scrap pics that aren’t any bigger than 6″x4″ I […]

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May Kit and June Sneaky Peeks!

We are so excited about the next few kits! May’s kit features the gorgeous and very versitile Minestrone range from Jillibean Soup aswell as a host of extra goodies to tie it all together and make scrapping a breeze. We now have May start subscriptions available here, hurry if you want to join because subscriptions […]

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Q&A by Rachael Elliott

Rachael created this gorgeous layout for us using the new Bloom range by My Mind’s Eye. We love the idea behind the page and Rachael explains how she did it: Back in November 2007 I did one of these layouts for each of my girls, it was an idea that I got from UKS. They […]

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Growing Our Own by Nat

Nat created some gorgeous layouts for us with the new Jillibean Soup releases. Here’s one, but check back soon for more! Nat explains how she made the page: Growing Our Own:I wanted to keep this page pretty simple to reflect the idea of getting back to basics by growing our own apples. I used the […]

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En Vogue by Jen Naulls

Jen made thi gorgeous layout using the new Basic Grey Porcelain range. We love the patterned paper strips layered with the die-cut elements and the touch of sparkle Jen has added to the butterfly – a really pretty page. Supplies: Basic Grey Porcelain – Silver Birch Basic Grey Porcelain – Chatsworth Basic Grey Porcelain – […]

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Melt @ Epcot by Rachel Ward

Rachel has been creating with the fabulous My Little Shoebox Turtles and Trees new release and sent us the layout below. Supplies used: MLS Turtles and Trees – Apple Pie MLS Turtles and Trees – Turtles Lane My Little Shoebox Turtles and Trees – Die-cur Accessories Sheet Umbrella – Patterned Puffy Thickers – Grapefruit Shoe […]

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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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