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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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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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