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April Sketch with Fancy Pants Attwell and Illustrated Faith She Blooms

        This month I wanted to challenge myself to use a pocket page protector style on a 12×12 page. I chose a classic split design, featuring two 6×4″ spaces at the top, four 3×4″ spaces in the middle and two further 6×4″ spaces at the bottom of the page. This kind of […]

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Looking back for inspiration.

Hello! This month I thought I’d take a look back at some favourite layouts of mine and use them for inspiration to make new ones. Sometimes when I’m stuck for new ideas I’m reminded of something Cathy Zielske once said in one of her scrapbooking books (or it might have been on her blog years ago) ‘Why […]

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Happy Little Moments

Hi magpies, Julie back with you today sharing 4 layouts I’ve done using the new collections from Elle’s Studio & Websters Pages.   First up I worked with Elle’s Studio ‘Little Moments’, I’ve always loved Elle’s Studio collections, the soft colour palette, the abundance of labels & the added ephemera of wood veneer & cork, […]

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Stash Busting with Specialty Papers

Hi All, I hope you are recovering from the chocolate high from Easter and are enjoying the lighter days, and even the odd bits of sunshine we have been having. This month I am on a mission to use up my stash, especially my growing love of 6×6 paper pads which has got a little […]

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Mixing it up for April!

Well hello Magpies and welcome to April!  It’s Rachel here with a bit of a mixed bag of products to showcase for April Fools Day. No jokes though! I’ve mainly used papers from one of the last Basic Grey collections, Urban Luxe and also a new manufacturer to Hey Little Magpie, Illustrated Faith. I love the Illustrated […]

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I’ve got a Crush on You

Hi Magpies, Niki here, back today with the lovely We R Memory Keepers Crush collection. ‘Crush’ is a Valentines collection but seemed to hit the stores later than other Valentine themed collections so have perhaps been slightly overlooked. On the whole I don’t used overly themed products but I am usually drawn to the Valentines […]

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Hi! Sometimes you get stuck and make the same kind of projects over and over again! I felt uninspired and just wanted to get my hands on all those new collections. I believed they would help me to feel inspired again… but then I changed my mind and started to look at older collections. I wanted […]

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Life in color

Yet again another month has passed me by… we are already a quarter of the year into 2016, Spring is upon us and I’m using the wonderful Simple Stories collection ‘Life in Color’ for my March blog post. Full of a multitude of colours, this vibrant collection is bound to cheer up even the most […]

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Loving Urban Luxe

Hi There, it’s Sheena here again. Today I wanted to share with you what I’ve been creating using the Basic Grey Urban Luxe range. I know I’ve shared this before but I’m a huge Basic Grey fan so you can image how gutted I was to hear they will no longer be producing paper ranges. […]

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Let’s Party with Simple Stories… Woo Hoo!!!

When I first saw the new Let’s Party collection I couldn’t wait to get it right away. There are so many pieces that I love in this collection. But when i got it and started working with it I just got blocked. Do you know that feeling?  Despite the fact that I just love every […]

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C’est La Vie by Pink Paislee

Hello Magpies, Jackie here with my blogpost, this month I’ve used the new collection my Pink Paislee – C’est La Vie – which is packed full of loveliness, and which as a fresh tone, and to be honest when I got it I wonder if it would be as versatile as it was, I hope […]

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Spring Fling by Pebbles

Spring is finally in the air, not only here on the blog but in the store. Spring Fling by Pebbles is a lovely collection full of Spring/Easter-friendly details, plus lots of accents that work for themes like birthdays, babies, weddings, and everyday occasions. It’s a line that immediately caught my eye, not only because of […]

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Basic Grey – Urban Luxe

When Basic Grey announced that they would no longer be producing products for scrapbooking, it felt like losing an old friend. They’ve always pushed boundaries and been adventurous and often surprised me with some of their more strident and eclectic collections and the scrapbooking world has been all the happier as a result. Well I […]

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Time for a sketch with Simple Stories

It’s time for another page sketch here at Hey Little Magpie, and this month I have been playing with a couple of the new collections from Simple Stories. You can find them here: Simple Stories Let’s Party Simple Stories You Are Here   The sketch this month features one standard 4×6 photo (or smaller) grounded […]

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Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection

Hey there! It’s Jo back again with my monthly Creative Team projects for the Hey Little Magpie blog. I’ve been playing with the new Maggie Holmes collection ‘Bloom’ by Crate Paper. It’s another very pretty collection from Maggie with Easter pastels, spring yellows and lovely neutrals too. This month I created four layouts and a project life spread […]

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Life is…Better Together

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today using the new Amy Tan collection Better Together. It’s a very colourful collection, which I’ve highlighted in my first layout but can also be used as a more subtle colour palette, as I show in my other two layouts. First up is ‘crazy is better together’ using some […]

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Simple Sunny Scrapping with You Are Here

Hello All and welcome to my March blog post, I hope you are all enjoying this start of spring!  As I am sat here in the cold wind and hail I am coming to share with you sunny and tropical themed pages using the new Simple Stories You Are Here collection. As you know I […]

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In love with Hello Love!

Well hello Magpies! Welcome to March and lets bring on the spring eh! I am back again using the Hello Love collection from Crate Paper and unfortunately, most of the collection is sold out now and Sarah & Lianne tried to order more, but there wasn’t any to be had. There’s a few pieces left and […]

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School Days with Seven Paper Darcy

Hey Magpies, Niki here with you today having a look at the Studio Calico Seven Paper ‘Darcy’ collection. This collection is super cute and is very loosly school themed. I rarely use themed papers but becuase these aren’t overly themed, and they were really cute, I thought I’d give them a go.  My little girl […]

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Honey, I’m home!

Hi! For this month I made a very special project… and I am soooo pleased with the result! The project is a interactive book. I used mostly things from the collection Honey I’m Home from WRMK. When I saw the collection I knew instantly that it would be perfect for this project (I have been planning […]

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‘On Trend’ therapy

Sometimes when I’m crafting I use my ‘me’ time as a means of therapy – a time when I can simply drift off into my own little world and shut out the everyday shenanigans! This month I needed more ‘me’ time than usual and the new ‘On Trend 2′ from My Minds Eye was just […]

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Using a themed range with MME – Happy Camper

Hello there, Sheena here again. This month I wanted to share with you 3 pages I’ve created using the My Minds Eye range – Happy Camper. Firstly let me say if there is any camping to be done here, I leave it to my children as I believe I’m getting too old to sleep on […]

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Hello Gorgeous

When I saw this collection for the first time my though was… I must have it!!!! Beautiful colors – pink, red, turquoise, yellow and green. Great motifs… lots to cut out. And fantastic embellishments. I’m talking about Hello Gorgeous by My Mind’s Eye. And what I could make for my blog post if not album […]

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Pebbles- Everyday Collection

Good morning Magpies, Jackie here with my layouts for this month.  I’m sure you have noticed all the lovely new collections that have come int the shop this past month, and there are still loads to come.  i and the my fellow team mates are really spoilt for choice, but I decided to go with […]

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On Trend 2 – The Sequel

One of the big highlights of the recent CHA show included a sequel to last year’s very popular On Trend collection from My Mind’s Eye. On Trend 2 brings even more gold foil and dramatic, vibrant colours for 2016 – not to mention some very on trend accents! It looks like On Trend 2 has […]

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Loving Pink

Of all the colours in the rainbow , I reckon pink has to be one of the most symbolic in terms of girls but as I’ve got two boys , I’m not averse to using it on male layouts too as these show. It had to be hearts for Valentine’s month. This first layout was […]

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Fantastic February Frolics

It’s time for another page sketch here on the Hey Little Magpie blog and this month I have a single photo sketch for you, although you will see I have also adapted it to use two photos on one of my pages below. I have used plenty of lovely new goodies from the shop, including […]

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Hello Gorgeous!

Have you seen the new collection from My Minds Eye ‘Hello Gorgeous’? It really is gorgeous, especially if you’re like me and love florals and girlie colours. It’s reminds me a lot of the florals and colours you’d expect to see in a Cath Kidson store, and that for me is heaven! Below is what […]

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For the love of Embellishments

Hi Magpies’ Julie back with you today sharing 3 layouts all about my love of embellishments. I truly love embellishments & use them on every page as you will see in these following layouts. For my first layout ‘Together’ I went all lovey dovey, being as it’s February & the month of love but not […]

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Working with a theme – By the Sea

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my February blog post.  This month I decided to create a kit of supplies using the new My Minds Eyes By The Sea collection as the main focus.  I had the perfect set of photos from my trip last year to the US, when I went whale watching.  I had […]

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