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The Best of British Scrapbooking and Cardmaking

By Joanna Campbell Slan

     Keen on scrapbooking and/or cardmaking and stuck for ideas? In this book are page layouts and cards by some of the finest to motivate you and show you the latest trends. Leaf through this book and see all those interesting-looking items you see in craft stores and on web sites put through their paces and combined in a multitude of pleasing ways. These are the winning entries of two contests, and therefore, get ready to be inspired.

     There aren't too many words needed in here, and the layouts and cards are left to speak largely for themselves with just the minimum of descriptions--just the way it should be. This isn't just the work of professionals in here, either, as most of the entries are by ordinary people, some of whom are comparatively new to the craft. Each piece has a list of materials beside it so you can pick out what you like and add it to your own stash. Days-out, family moments, historic occasions are all documented, as are methods such as tag art, shabby chic, distressing, matting, eyelets and more. The same goes for the cards, which make use of the same methods (plus a few different ones) and cover a wide variety of occasions. The whole book is, as the description of the cover art runs, "fresh, funky and classy."



The Book

Spot On Publishing (distributed in UK by Search Press)
March 2005
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2005
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