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The Fashion Issue of Snippets is now online for your reading pleasure.

Featuring an interview with electro-ladies Chicks On Speed, work from various fashion designers, artists and photographers, Street Fashion - a look at the wardrobes of fashionistas from around the globe, a competition to win Nina Garcia's new book 'The Little Black Book Of Style', Bla Bla Hospital curing the fashion sick, Beauty Tips from PinUp Girl Poppy Von Tarte and much much more..

Check it out now!

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The Music Issue of Snippets is now online. Featuring an interview with Gary Lightbody from the band Snow Patrol, festival and gig tips from The View's sidekicks, Wasted Little DJs, music tips from people who think they know better, memoirs of a chick drummer, a bangle competition and much much more. Head over to Snippets now to check it out.

Just a quick note to remind you to enter the Garage Sale America Competition to win a copy of the book. Basically, send in photographs of your artwork or creations that come under the theme of garage sale. Check the competition out in the latest issue of Snippets.

Hey crafties,

We're doing a feature called "What you should be listening to and why" for the Music Issue of Snippets. Basically, we need you to suggests bands to listen to with your reasons why.

Here's are some examples to get your creative juices flowing:

"Bat For Lashes because she's the new Bjork, The Silversun Pickups because they are grunge rock with pop sensibilities, Mark Ronson because it's the summer soundtrack, The Smashing Pumpkins because it's the return of the greats of rock and UNKLE because it's what happens when a DJ goes to the dessert for three months and comes back with a rock album." - Graham Neale

"LCD Soundsystem; The Cribs; the Twilight Sad; Willy Mason; Yo Majesty; The Shins; Patrick Wolf; Modest Mouse; Low; Klaxons; Biffy Clyro have all had singles and/or albums out that have blown me away this year." - Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol

Send your tips to writers (at) cutoutandkeep.net.

Cat xox

Tampons are great, aren't they? Looking back through my crafts, I've always had a special place *cough cough* for them. Keep your 'pons tidy and organized with a Tampon Dispenser, or cheer up those crampy days with your very own Pon Friend

They're just so handy and they have so many uses. Don't believe me? Check out Tampon Crafts, a site dedicated to crafts that can be made with tampons. My particular favourites include the Halloween Tampon Ghost and Father's Day Tampon Toupee.

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Just a quick note to say that Snippets Issue 4 is now online and it's the Art School Issue. Make sure to check out our interview with indie-rockers The Thermals and enter the Garage Sale America Competition. We're looking for contributions for the upcoming Music and Fashion issues, so give us a shout if you have an idea. Enjoy!

There's a whole host of new features that'll be added to Cut Out + Keep in the near future, so we're looking for a few willing volunteers to test them out, and give us some feedback.

If you've got project ideas of your own, even better!

To put your name down, just sign up on the board, and request to join the Tester group here

See you there! - Tom

We are pleased to announce that the winners of our Get A Hobby! competition are:

Jen - Creating real imaginary friends for small children, and organizing group events for them.

Leigh Cain - I would love to make outdoor sculptures from indoor items - a rose trellis from a chandelier, and things like that. I want a garden that looks like a fairy tale castle rotted away, and plants grew over what was left.

andrea a. dela cruz - my time-consuming hobby (and disturbing to some) is smelling, REALLY smelling books. sticking my nose inside yellowed pages or crisp freshly printed magazines gives me a thrill no words could describe. now if only i had the luxury of time and the priviledge of living in solace in a bookstore--ah, life would be perfect.

You can read all the entries over on the competition page now.

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Cut Out + Keep's new online magazine, Snippets, has be launched and the first issue is ready for you to read.

I really hope that you guys like the idea and the name. Snippets, are little articles (like newspaper/magazine cuttings) on a whole range of subjects from fashion & beauty to film & technology.

An issue will come out every fortnight and we would really like you guys to get involved. Do you have an interesting hobby, strange collection, weird obsession, or amazing house? Do you have an idea for a story or an article you would like to write? Have you seen, heard or read a really great movie, band or book and want to write a review about it? Get in touch at snippets (at) cutoutandkeep.net.

Dear budding journalists and photographers,

Would you like to contribute to Cut Out + Keep's online magazine? If so, we're looking for film fanatics, music fans, fashion freaks, craftsters, book lovers and geeky chicks / guys to write for us. If you would like to take part, or have any great ideas for articles, then drop us an e-mail at info@cutoutandkeep.net.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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