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Spinning round in circles!

Hey Magpies, I’m doing layouts with circles for July! I picked a random assortment of products this month and concentrated on using circles. So one of the first products I picked was these Elle’s Studio, Vellum Circles Sentiments. They’re such pretty colours and I love how the sentiment is cut out of the vellum. After […]

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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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Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Hey there! Niki here today with three layouts using the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. These gorgeous pens/paint brushes come in a few different sets. There are a set of 12 colours which are the main set, plus there are other smaller sets: Celestial Sky, Shimmering Sky, Shipwrecked, Sun-Bleached. I was working with the main set, […]

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Catching flies…

Apart from frogs or the Venus Fly Trap plant, when else do you catch flies? The term ‘catching flies’ can used to describe someone fast asleep! And usually with their mouth agog! I was recently caught in act and my husband decided to take a snap! Initially I might have been a bit annoyed… however […]

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Mixed Media Madness

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today sharing 2 layouts I’ve made using the Jane Davenport mixed media collection mixed in with Vicki Boutin Designer sticker book. As you probably already know I love a bit of mixed media & have tried these products before but wanted to have a go a layout using […]

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Forever my always & watercolours…

Hi there Sheena here again x Whilst looking in the shop Ive noticed an increase in mixed media products on sale & thought I would try and use watercolours  on my pages this time. I chose the Pebbles  valentine range – Forever my always to create with. I liked the colours of the papers plus […]

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Elle’s Studio – Tag you’re it!

It’s September and ‘tag, I’m it!’ This month I chose to create with the Elle’s Studio embellishments and in particular the lovely cork tags. You get four cork tags in the pack, they say Summer, Love, Today and the other is a star. The Summer tag gave me the idea to make a tag album, […]

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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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