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UK Scrap Addicts Blog Hop – Fun at Wellington

Hello everyone!

Today’s layout is for the UK Scrap Addicts blog hop, where the challenge was to use scraps and scraps only! So it was the perfect opportunity for me to take out my Simple Stories “I AM” scraps out!

Here is my layout:

Fun at Wellington | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Simple Stories I AM collection scraplifting a Crate Paper layout by Anabelle O'Malley

I have been pretty mojo-less in the last few days, so I used a layout that was shared on For the Love of Pretty Paper for our Zig Zag challenge. It is a beautiful layout and I hope I’ve done it justice! After looking for the creator of the layout for quite a while, I finally found the original on the Crate Paper blog and the designer was Anabelle O’Malley
And another close up:

Fun at Wellington | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Simple Stories I AM collection scraplifting a Crate Paper layout by Anabelle O'Malley

Thanks for joining us in this blog hop! Please be sure to hop by the next person and complete the loop to collect all the letters for the scavenger hunt. Once you have completed the loop and have all the letters you can enter the competition by heading to the Blog Hop post on the UK Scrap Addicts blog. There you will find a entry form, powered by rafflecopter, simply enter your answer and email address there before 8pm on the 5th October for a chance to win a Traveler’s Notebook creative kit from UglyBugPlans, some beautiful Washi and Stickers from Pretty My Page and an adorable charm from Sarah.

The winner will be announced over on the blog on the 6th October.
My letter is … K!!
Now head over to Claire’s blog to continue the hop!! https://scrappynerduk.blogspot.com/

Thanks for joining me today and read you very soon!

Ready for a retreat!

Hi guys! Apologies for the lack of updates lately, although I can tell you that there are a few layouts coming in the next few days that have been scheduled for design team work.

On top of that, I am off to the Scrap Cafe retreat this evening, so I am planning on getting many many layouts done! Wish me luck! I am a bit annoyed that I didn’t get to book a room to stay over so I will be coming back home every evening, but it’s hardly the end of the world. I just couldn’t afford to book the hotel when the reduced price was offered, and when I could finally afford it, the price had gone up more than double!

I have already packed and I’m taking everything plus the kitchen sink. It’s all in the boot of my car and I will be going to the hotel straight from work. I think I’ll be getting there approximately around 6:30, which will give me time to unpack, eat my dinner and get one layout before heading home!

I will show you my layouts when I’m back!

Have a great weekend and read you soon!

Scrapbook layout – 3 cheeky monkeys

Hello friends!

For today’s layout I wanted to use scraps and that is absolutely what I’ve done! Not a single full piece of paper was cut to create this layout!

3 cheeky monkeys | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using just scraps

The four stripes of paper surrounding the turquoise cardstock are the only leftovers, proper scraps!!, from the layout I made the other day for the Silhouette UK blog. The turquoise cardstock and background stripey paper are also scraps! For the embellishments, I took a half-used pack of “snip-its” by Cocoa Vanilla Studio, form the Colour Me Happy collection.

3 cheeky monkeys | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using just scraps

3 cheeky monkeys | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using just scraps

I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!

 

Scrapbook layout – My rock

Hello friends!

Today’s layout is a “just because” layout. All the pages I’ve made recently were for a specific challenge, so it was nice to create just because for once! I played with several ideas in my head, but in the end I settled with this layout, which was loosely inspired by this lovely page by Pol Prince.

And here it is!

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles
Apologies for the rubbish coloration on the photo. The natural light let me down! I have taken another photo but I am not sure if this one is any better! The colours are truer to the original, but the image isn’t sharp!

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles

And a couple of close ups:

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles

Thanks for visiting today, and read you soon!

Scrapbook layout – First ever S’mores

Hello friends!

Today layout I made for the Mercy Tiara 27 Day Scrapbook Challenge on Facebook. The challenge was to use the following:

  • Autumn related layout
  • 4 pattern papers
  • Use a stamp
  • Multiple photos
  • Include journalling on the page
  • Use die cuts

In addition to the required elements, I also included three extra items from Moira’s tic tac toe challenge, which were

  • Add journalling on a tag
  • Use thread or twine
  • Make it leafy!

And here is my layout!

First ever s'mores | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout created for the Mercy Tiara September 2017 challenge

It may not seem like it, but there really are four pattern papers in there! Two in the main vertical line, and two more mounting the photo 🙂 A couple more close ups:

First ever s'mores | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout created for the Mercy Tiara September 2017 challenge

First ever s'mores | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout created for the Mercy Tiara September 2017 challenge

First ever s'mores | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout created for the Mercy Tiara September 2017 challenge

 

Thanks for visiting today, and read you very soon!