Magpie Blog

Regular layouts, scrapbooking design ideas, product recommendations, news of our latest collections, and much more from our team of busy Magpies.


Challenge Winner

Well the kids are back at school and the summer holidays seem like a distant memory but there have been some great...

15th September 2010 Read more
My Mind's Eye

My Father

When the new Mist sprays came in from That Special Touch, Lianne & I couldn't wait to have a play so we immediately...

11th September 2010 Read more
American Crafts

Fireman "Sam"?

This photo of James was taken last October in our local play park. He was insistent that he be allowed to go down the...

8th September 2010 Read more
Dear Lizzy

Dear Lizzy Frame

This was a very basic, plain frame that I picked up at a discount store. I wanted to make it a 'touchy, feely' project...

6th September 2010 Read more
Dear Lizzy

Hey Chick

My Daughter went on holiday recently and came home with some fabulous photos of her holding a baby chick. The yellows...

1st September 2010 Read more
Fancy Pants Designs

flower tutorial

I don't know about you but I love being able to create my own embellishments for my scrapbook pages. Lou has made this...

29th August 2010 Read more


In our last post Lou showed us some great ideas for using paint and embossing powders, if that wasn't enough to inspire...

25th August 2010 Read more
American Crafts

Cheeky Boy

A lot of scrappers are a bit cautious of using paint and embossing powders on their pages in case it doesn't go quite...

23rd August 2010 Read more


I don't know what the weather is like where you are but there isn't much sunshine down here at the moment so I thought...

20th August 2010 Read more
Dear Lizzy

Dear Lizzie Purse

Do you fancy creating something a little bit different using your scrapbooking stash? Louise has made this amazing...

18th August 2010 Read more

Summer Challenge

Are you up for summery challenge? Hopefully lots of you have enjoyed at least some good weather over the last few weeks...

13th August 2010 Read more

Sketch Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in the July sketch challenge, we have really enjoyed seeing the different...

12th August 2010 Read more

10 minute layout

Time is often short but especially so during the summer holidays when the children are around so Rachel has come up with...

8th August 2010 Read more
Bella Blvd

Games With Grandma.

A while ago we showed you a page that Vanessa created using Bella Blvd Man of The House papers. Well here is another...

6th August 2010 Read more

Butterfly Class

It can be hard trying to find different ways to add that little something extra to your layouts. Lou has created these...

3rd August 2010 Read more
Bella Blvd

Right Now.

Here is the last of Nats stunning pages that she has created using Bella Blvd Estate Sale papers. Sarah and Lianne are...

1st August 2010 Read more
Bella Blvd


Here is the second layout that Nat has created using Bella Blvd Estate Sale papers."A couple of years ago I made a page...

28th July 2010 Read more
Bella Blvd

Estate Sale

This week on the blog we are going to be featuring some stunning pages created by Nat using the Bella Blvd Estate Sale...

26th July 2010 Read more
Bella Blvd


Some of you may remember a website called TV Weekly, which posted scrapbooking/crafting video tutorials and instructions...

22nd July 2010 Read more
Crate Paper

Keep Calm!

I keep seeing these signs popping up lately and thought they were really good, I thought this one really summed me up...

21st July 2010 Read more

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