Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hey Little Magpie - the new name for Sarah's Cards

Hey Little Magpie is the new name for Sarah's Cards Ltd. We have a shiny new website and blog, 
come and visit us!

We hope to see you soon!
Sarah and Lianne x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

{Project Life with Jen N}

This month I used a selection of products including Heidi Swapp papers & alpha, American Crafts papers, bling from Imaginesce, cork stars from Studio Calico, Pink Paislee chipboard, and heart stickers from Pebbles. You may have noticed a few changes going on over at the website this week (wink wink) which means I can't link you up to these products right now. There are exciting things coming soon so do keep an eye on the shop and blog in the coming days and weeks.


Some of my favourite moments from these weeks: my daughter finding all the play swords in the house and loving them; my son dressing up as the gruffalo; a set of silly morning selfies with my kids; pants over trousers superhero poses; a cute snap of my mum with my children. We took lots of photos of one day out at a big park so I included several by using two 6x4 collages (put together on my phone via  collage app). Having had a relatively quiet week I chose to include them on my main spread rather than add in an insert.
Another set of memories documented for the future. My son already loves to look through these albums. That makes me insanely happy!
Jen x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Revisiting old friends

Morning everyone - Tracie here!
I hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely sunshine!

I've been thinking recently about the way I choose my stash and what 'draws me in' enough to want to add something to my growing mountain of scrapbooking supplies.

I found that many of the brands I used to love had waned a little for me, and I craved something new and vibrant. So it was a lovely surprise for me when I checked out the new Basic Grey ranges!
I'd gone from being a Basic Grey addict to barely giving them a second glance these last few years, but I feel they've really livened things up, especially with the Highline collection

On top of being a really colourful, fun range it gives really good value for money! I was amazed how much is in the collection pack, the alpha sheet in particular has letters and numbers in 6 different colours!

I also bought the vellum tape stickers, which are LUSH and the transparency pack which is bursting with goodies!

I couldn't wait to get started!

I loved these photos of my grandson, Declan this Easter! and the speech bubbles on the sticker sheet were perfect for my title! I cut the 'flower' and star shapes from one of the patterned papers and layered them up with 3D foam pads.

I came across this photo of my wonderful stepson, daughter-in-law and grandson, that I had somehow neglected to scrap and had to rectify it immediately - not all baby layouts need to be pastel shades!!
The 'Sweet' was cut from one of the papers

And yet another grandson layout - this time Declan's brother Elliott showing off his new bike! Certainly a memory that needed to be scrapped!!

The bracket shape reminded me of the handlebars, which in turn, prompted me to make a bike embellishment!

I do like a good bargain and this collection was definitely that!! I still have lots of goodies left over for more layouts so if anyone needs me I shall be busy in my craft room!