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Escaping the Ordinary with Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Magpies, Julie back here again today & I hope you are all well & getting your scrap on. This month I choose 2 new collections in the shop from Pinkfresh Studio, Escape the ordinary & Boys Fort. I decided to mix the collections together as I thought the colours went well together. It’s a […]

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A Beautiful Ride with Maggie Holmes Carousel

Hey Magpies, Julie back with you again & this month I was very privileged to work with the lovely new collection ‘carousel’ by Maggie Holmes. Well it’s classic Maggie Holmes, teal, pink, gold, black & white, florals, glitter…. I could go on & on but you only have to look all over social media to […]

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Nuvo Crystal Drops, the good, the bad & the ugly!

Hey Magpies, it’s September! This month I’ve chosen to talk about Nuvo Crystal Drops. Now I LOVE these things! I am going to tell you some of the bad stuff that I’ve learned about them but none of this has diminished my love of these gorgeous little bottles. I am a massive fan. Now prepare […]

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Dream On by Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Magpies, Niki here with you today, sharing five layouts make with the Dream On collection by Pinkfresh Studio. This collection is so pretty with a soft and subtle colour palette which makes for dreamy and beautiful layouts. I bought the collection pack so I had all the papers twice and quite a lot of […]

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Popsicles and pandas…

Ok, so you’d be right in thinking that ‘Popsicles and Pandas’, one of the latest collections from Bella Blvd might be whacky – it is! And yet, once you start playing with it, especially in this hot weather when the idea of ice cream sounds heavenly, it’s an extremely easy to use, brilliantly co-ordinated collection […]

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Making my mark with Bella Blvd!

Hey Magpies, welcome to June! This month I am working with the amazing Bella Blvd, Make Your Mark collection. I used it in May as well, you can see my post here, last month I did my more clean & simple style LO’s but I also created these more, colourful and busy LO’s as well. […]

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Vicki Boutin Collection

I was keen to get my hands on the Vicki Boutin mixed media products from American Crafts, especially the art pastels. In addition to these, I ordered the blending sponge, the 12×12 paper pad, the ephemera cardstock die-cuts and the cardstock labels. Naturally I ordered more than this, hence my photo below of my lovely box […]

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Oasis…

Of all the latest collections launched at CHA 2017, a firm favourite of mine has to be Oasis by Crate Paper! Whether I’m drawn to it by the stunning green tones of aqua and teal, complemented by the rich raspberry pink and subtle coral colours, or whether its simply a case of “You had me at […]

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Adding a splash of colour

Hello everyone, I hope I find you well this month, and you have managed to get your hands on some of the lovely new goodies that have been appearing in the shop in the last couple of weeks. Rather than diving in to my new stash…I may have a few new bits of paper, I […]

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Round & round with Illustrated Faith!

Hey Magpies, welcome to February! This month I am using Illustrated Faith again, mainly the You Are Loved collection. I decided to focus on circles this month, to try and snap me out of my grid obsession and it worked! I felt my grid LO’s were getting very samey and boring but a grid is my go-to […]

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