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Use Your Collection – an online Class

Hi Magpies, Niki here, very excited to share my new online class for Hey Little Magpie. It’s called Use Your Collection and is about how to get the most from your paper collections. The class contains a mixture of PDFs and videos and you can follow along using the same materials used in the class […]

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She Blooms by Illustrated Faith

Hey Magpies, Niki here, back with the She Blooms Collection by Illustrated Faith, a collection I originally totally overlooked simply becuase it was by Illustrated Faith. I am not religious and I have therefore totally avoided even looking at any of the Illustrated Faith collections, becuase I assumed that those collections simply wouldn’t be for […]

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Jen Hadfield – Everyday

Hi! I really love to work with collections I normally don’t pick. I’ve had my eyes on the collection from Jen Hadfield called Everyday! I really liked her collection a few years ago… but I haven’t bought anything from her since then! The collection Everyday has some really interesting pieces. Like the booklet with ampersand […]

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Bloom & Grow

As soon as I saw the new Simple Stories collection ‘Bloom & Grow’ I knew I needed it, if only to scrapbook a photo of my youngest step-daughter in a pixie costume that I had previously worn! Love them or hate them, there are a few gnomes within this collection… But ‘Bloom & Grow’ offers […]

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Try something new – Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there, Sheena here x Do you ever have a time when you feel your mojo has left you? Well thats how I was feeling earlier this month. Usually when this happens to get me going again I flick through my albums, find a layout I like & scrap lift myself. This seems to work […]

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Apples, pencils and rules

Hi Everyone! It’s Agnieszka here today. It’s almost the end of the school year so I decided to make some school projects featuring Studio Calico Seven Papers – Darcy collection. I found some photos from my son’s last day in preschool and I decided to make some crazy and colorful layout. As a background I used Studio Calico […]

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Using Stamps – Pink Fresh Studio

Hello Magpies, Jackie here with my layouts for June.  This month I’m using a few of the lovely new stamp sets from Pink Fresh Studio on my 3 layouts.  I love stamps, and clear stamps are definitely one of my scrapbooking weaknesses.  So it was good to be able to use some of these sets […]

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Free Spirit

Hi everyone! It’s Nat here with some card projects from a summery and sizzling collection all the way from Oz. The Free Spirit collection is from a new brand I’ve never used before, but the style reminded me of a veteran designer in the scrapbook industry and lo and behold they are one and the […]

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Life Noted from Pinkfresh Studio

Every now and then a collection comes along that turns out to be the perfect fit – Life Noted from Pinkfresh Studio is just such a collection. I had great fun using it last month – so much so, that I wanted to use it again this month besides I had lots leftover . The colours are […]

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Sunshine & Happiness

The weather has finally cheered up for summer where I am, and Simple Stories’ new collection ‘Sunshine & Happiness’ really brings the sunshine into the scrapping room with it’s bright colours and summery sentiments. I used the collection pack this month, which comes with two 12×12 sticker sheets as well as the full page papers […]

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Project Life

This month I decided to spend some time with my Project Life album and do a bit of a catch up. I tried two new kits to me, the Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy core kit and the Forever Young core kit. I also dug into my Maggie Holmes Open Book core kit, which I love, […]

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Ways with Washi

Hi Magpies, this month I chose to showcase different ways to use washi tape on my layouts. Now if you’re anything like me you have loads of lovely reels of washi tape & only ever use a small bit of one reel on a layout or occasionally use some to wrap a present!! & I […]

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Playing with Pink Fresh Studio Stamps

Hi Everyone, hope that the last month has treated you well and that you are ready for the month of June.  The weather in my part of the world is yet to show signs of summer, but I am holding out hope for the sun and a chance to use all the beautiful summer themed […]

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Lets talk embellishments!

Hey Magpies, welcome to June! It’s Rachel here to start the month off and I want to focus on embellishments this month. I love embellishments, it’s the fun part of the layout aren’t they. When I’m building my layouts I pick my photo, choose the papers and build the foundation up, do the title and then I […]

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Felicity: a Collection by Pinkfresh Studio

Hey Magpies, Niki here, today sharing some layouts made with the Pinkfresh Studio collecton Felicity. The collection is beautiful and the papers are such high quality, they are a pleasure to work with. I picked up all the papers in the collection as well as the 6×6 paper pad and numerous Felicity embellishments For my […]

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Crate Paper – mix and match!

Hi! I really love Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes. I always buy their collections. Even when they are themed… like Little you. I don’t have any baby photos to scrap right now, but I want the collection anyway! And you can always use bits and pieces from a themed collection! First layout – Moments I […]

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Half and half…

I can’t believe we are nearly half way through the year, and about to embark on June! Summer seems to be finally upon us, and the garden is blooming… With these thoughts in mind, I decided to use the gorgeous Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate and challenged myself to create layouts that were […]

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Minc to the Max

Hi there x Sheena here again. I recently gained a new crafting toy – The Minc Machine. Ive loved all the gold details that we’ve had in various ranges over the past couple of seasons & the thought of creating these myself easily was my reason for this purchase. I’ve made 2 pages & a […]

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Very green post

And I’m not talking about the color but about the newest Jillibean Soup collection which calls Mushroom Medley. Why green? Because it’s all about outdoor adventure with all the animals, clouds and wooden elements. But even so it is very versatile as I am going to show you in my first layout. [You stole my heart] […]

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Let’s Go by Bella Blvd

Hello Magpies,  Jackie here with 3 layouts using the holiday theme collection from Bella Blvd, Let’s Go.  I recently went on a trip to Malta with my family to celebrate my Aunties 80th birthday, so when I saw this collection in the store I knew it was just what I needed to use with some […]

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Pink Paislee – Fancy Free

Hi everyone, it’s Nat here with some fresh new projects I made with one of the hottest collections released this year! I definitely wasn’t alone in adding the Pink Paislee – Fancy Free collection to the top of my wish list back when the sneak peeks were released earlier this year. It has been a […]

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Life Noted – Keeping it Simple

Another fabulous release from Pinkfresh Studio – Life Noted. I am LOVING their style. These papers are bold, fresh and adaptable to just about any occasion you want. It’s been challenge to get these layouts together this month though –  I’m scrapping one armed at the moment – got my shoulder strapped up and it’s pretty […]

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May Sketch with Jillibean Soup and Basic Grey

This month I have a two photo sketch for you, although it could easily be adapted for a filmstrip style of several photos, or for one panoramic image. Theres plenty of space for a title and journalling, lots of embellishments, or just showing off a favourite patterned paper. I’ve used a selection of products from […]

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Let’s Party, Simple Stories Style

Hello, it’s Jo here with my May makes. This month I chose to work / play with the birthday collection Let’s Party by Simple Stories. Oh my, how I adore this collection, seriously I had to make myself stop creating with it as I had already made plenty to show you, but I could have easily continued! […]

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Seize the Day

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today sharing my 3 layouts I’ve done using the Carpe Diem collection by Simple Stories. For my first layout ‘Carpe Diem’ I choose to do the new 9×12 size, this layout is all about my daughters love of snapchat & the crazy photos she sends me. I cut out […]

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A Splash of Summer with Jillibean Soup and Dear Lizzy

Hi Everyone, I hope you have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend, if you are here in the UK, and you have got some time to do some crafting.  This month I have been inspire by some of the warmer weather we have been having and the bright papers in the shop to scrap a few […]

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Loads of colour with Illustrated Faith & MAMBI

Well hello Magpies, Rachel here and welcome to May! It’s the 5th month already and as I’m typing this, I am wondering when it’s going to start warming up a little bit. It’s time to bring out the short sleeves and flip flops now isn’t it? Please?? Seriously, it’s been snowing today, please turn on […]

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So Tweet

You must have been walking around with your eyes closed to have not seen the recent trends for pineapples and flamingos, but one of the latest trends in the scrapbooking world is for birds – they are so sweet, or should that be so tweet! From detailed chaffinch, woodpecker and thrush, painted in a botanical style […]

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Interactive book!

Hi! For this month I wanted to make something with a brand I’ve never used before! Just to feel the quality and to boost my creativity! Bella Blvd has a lot of different collections out now. I chose to work with the two baby collections and one Zoo-collection. When I made my order I already […]

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In my ‘Heart’ a Collection by Simple Stories

Hi Magpies, Niki here today with the Simple Stories Heart collection. I love these little mini collections from Simple Stories, I believe they simply have papers and a few stickers, no embellishments as in the usual collections but I’m a paper girl and am also drowning in other embellishments anyway so this was good for […]

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