Friday, 31 December 2010

Last One Of The Year.

Well it is nearly time to say goodbye to 2010 but we do have time for one last blog posting! We are going to see out the year with a fabulous page created by Nat using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers.

"I had a lovely collection of bright photos of the fairground that I wished to scrap, the colours and patterns of the Echo Park papers seemed a perfect accompaniment for them. However I was careful not to let the page become too busy with such powerful photos. I used a brown Maya Mist to add some interest to the orange cardstock, using the bunting stickers from the alpha sheet to create a mask. Layering up punched flowers from some of the patterned papers created the perfect embellishments along with a strip of tickets that we won in the arcade that day"

Monday, 27 December 2010

Sunday Stroll

We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and that all the snow didn't affect your holiday plans! Scrapping time is very rare over the holidays with so much else going on but we thought you might like to have a look at this gorgeous page that Nat has created using Fancy Pants Lilac House.

"The elements stickers were used to a great extent on this page, from the lovely turquoise scalloped border to adding clustered details like the heart and postal stamp embellishments. I wrote my journalling on one of the sections cut from the "cards" patterned paper, which also provided the pretty "journal" label too."


 To create the flower Nat has punched out a flower shape and then the tip of each petal has be carefully folded and then the fold has been inked. She has layered a smaller punched flower on top and finished the flower off by adding an adhesive pearl.

Monday, 20 December 2010


I hope you are all coping with the snow and freezing temperatures and it isn't stopping you from getting on with your Christmas preparations. I know that we are fast approaching Christmas but I am sure that lots of you have still got Halloween photos waiting to be scrapped. Cathy has created three stunning pages of her Grandchildren in their Halloween fancy dress using MME papers. Have you seen the paper packs on special offer over in the shop? There are two Halloween themed packs on offer, check them out here.

If you are looking for some inspiration don't forget our sketch challenge, all the details can be found here.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Enjoy Life

A bit of a mixture today, Nat has created this fantastic page using Echo Park Walk In The Park papers.

"The daft glasses you have to wear to watch 3D films were just begging for a silly photo shoot! To continue the movie-theme I used photoshop to add a film strip effect border the pictures. The banner title was created easily using the alpha sticker sheet from Echo Park. I simply used 3d foam to give the bunting shapes a little lift from the page before adding the letter stickers on top. I then hand stitched using backstitch along the top of them with some bright yellow embroidery floss and tied the ends into bows. As the floss had to pass through several layers of paper and sticker I pricked out the holes with a paper piercer first, this made the sewing easier and gave a much neater finish"

Vanessa has created this page using Hoopla papers by Glitz Designs, she has added a length of ribbon along the bottom of the photo pleating it and holding it into place using stitching.

Don't forget if you fancy having a go at our sketch challenge all the details can be found here.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Sketch Challenge

As promised here is our next challenge, if you are in need of some scrapping therapy in the run up to Christmas why not have a go and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher to spend in the shop and the opportunity to join the design team in creating an example page for the February challenge. All you need to do is create a layout or card using the sketch and post a link to your creation in the comments box by the 10th January or email your entry to us at
This months sketch has been designed by Lianne.

Last months challenge was won by Karen, she has joined us this month and created this stunning page using Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli papers.

Rachael has used Glitz Design Hoopla papers to create this page.
Jen has put together this fab page using photos of her new baby son, she has used MME Fine And Dandy True Blue papers.
Gems gorgeous page has been made using more Glitz Design papers, this time the Scarlett Range.
Tracy has created her page using MME I Believe papers showing just how versatile Christmas themed papers can be!
We are really looking forward to seeing how you use the sketch and we hope you enjoy the challenge.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Sketch Challenge Winner

Time to announce Novembers sketch challenge winner, we had some gorgeous entries but as always there can only be one winner. The design team have chosen this stunning page created by Karen. Congratulations Karen, drop us a line and we will get your £10 e-voucher to you and details of the next challenge.

Have you checked out the new special offers over in the shop? There are half price paper packs, 30% off Martha Stewart punches and up to 40% off kits! All the offers can be found here but hurry there are limited stocks.
Check back tomorrow to see our December challenge.

Sunday, 5 December 2010


Glitz Design is a new manufacturer for Sarah's Cards, there are two gorgeous paper ranges in stock over in the shop Hoopla and Scarlett, both ranges have great coordinating embellishments along with some lovely clear stamps and teeny alphas. If you are loving these Glitz ranges then you will love our February kit which features the Love Nest range. Vanessa has produced this stunning page using papers and embellishments from the Hoopla range.
Our November sketch challenge closes tomorrow so you still have time to enter and be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher and the opportunity to join the design team in creating an example layout for the January challenge. All the details can be found here.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

She Ain't Heavy...

When I was sent these American Crafts Dear Lizzie Enchanted papers to use I was instantly drawn to this gorgeous varnished accent paper. I loved the pattern and wanted that to be a major part of my page, so I decided to use it as my background paper. Leaving it whole was a bit too overpowering so I trimmed it slightly and then cut it into three sections, letting the pattern continue after each gap. I used the sewing machine to add some stitching around each section to add some extra detail. I kept the rest of the page very simple and tried to keep everything contained around the photo. I am not a great one for adding journalling to my pages partly as I don't like seeing my own writing but also I don't always know what I want to say so hidden journalling always works well for me. On this page I have got Emily to document her thoughts on the memories this photo brings, I really like getting the girls to journal on my pages (it means I don't have to do it!!). I think that in years to come it will be lovely to have their thoughts documented.
One way I do love to add journalling is using little alphabet stickers, Sarah has got a fantastic selection over in the shop including My Little Shoebox, Glitz, Adornit, Making Memories and Jenni Bowlin.
Have you seen the special offers over in the shop? Martha Stewart punches are reduced by 30%, have a look here for all the details.