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Getting crafty with Auburn Lane

Upon first glance, you may well not recognize that Auburn Lane is by Pink Paislee. Its Autumnal colours of peaches, ochre, greens and brown feature copper highlights. They are not the usual, brighter colours often used in Pink Paislee collections. It’s such a pretty collection for which to scrap all our autumnal photos with. For […]

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Getting Inky with Oxides

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & sharing with you my love of the relatively new Distress Oxide Inks. I have always loved mixed media, of all kinds, but these inks react so different to other inks & have a great chalky finish to them & now that they’ve brought out the new […]

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Lets Go with Here & There

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today sharing 3 layouts using the new travel collection from Crate Paper. I just love all Crate Papers collections & this one was no exception, travel themed with colours in coral, mint, yellow & pink with a touch of woodgrain/kraft thrown in. For my 1st layout ‘NYC bus trip’ […]

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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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Happy Place

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & firstly just want to wish you all a very happy new year. This month I’ve chose to work with the lovely new collection by Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place, a great colourful collection to scrap you out of these wet, dreary days. I chose to scrap […]

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Autumnal Wanderlust

Hi everyone and welcome to my November blog post.  This is my favourite time of year I love all the colours of the seasons and the darker nights and how cozy this season makes me feel, and I am loving all the autumn/fall themed collections in the store.  I decided this month to focus on […]

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Get Fruity with Summer Stash

Hello Magpies, it’s Julie back again with you today. As I write this, it’s not at all sunny, so hopefully I can bring some sunshine in with my layouts! I have mixed together a few of the summer lines including: Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss, Simple Stories – Summer Vibes, Crate Paper – Poolside & […]

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It all begins with cardstock!

I doubt that many layouts begin without either cardstock or some form of patterned paper? And whilst Sarah and Lianne are busy away at CHA sourcing gorgeous new lines for us to drool over, there is so much yummy stash already in the shop it sometimes gets overlooked, even by the true die-hard magpies amongst […]

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With a Sunny Disposition…

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today. This months blog post is entitled ‘With a Sunny Disposition…’, as all of my layouts have a sunny, summery colour scheme running through them. For all three pieces, I chose to use a few lovely collections from Amytan – Rise & Shine, the new Studio Calico Seven Paper […]

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All Stitched Up

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today. This month I have chosen to focus on just one collection, Amy Tan Stitched. I love to stitch on my layouts, and this collection was just asking for me to do that. It’s a very varied collection with plenty of soft muted colours in it, but also a […]

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