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Scrapbook layout – Mum & me

Hello everyone!

This is the second layout I created at the Scrap Café crop on Saturday. And I love love love it!

Definitely, this turquoise textured cardstock is one of my most favourite. I love all the layouts I’ve made with it lately! For the florals, I wanted to use a paper by Dear Lizzy that a lot of people have been using lately, but I didn’t have it, so I rummaged Lorraine’s stash until I found this perfect one! Fussy cutting at a crop is not a great idea, since you’re “wasting” precious time, but I didn’t care. I was there to spend time with my crafty friends, and the number of layouts was secondary!

And here it is:

Mum & me | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout fussy cutting black and white florals by Kaisercraft


And a couple of close ups:

Mum & me | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout fussy cutting black and white florals by Kaisercraft

Mum & me | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout fussy cutting black and white florals by Kaisercraft

As you can see, I haven’t added any journalling. That’s because of two main reasons:

  1. I felt like it would spoil the very clean feel of the layout
  2. This photo was taken the same day as my previous layout (lovely cousins) and they will go side by side, so no need to add more to it.

I hope you have enjoyed this, read you very soon!

Scrapbook layout – Lovely cousins

Hello everyone!

I was at the Scrap Cafe crop yesterday and I managed three layouts! To be honest, I attend the crop for the chit chat and crafty gossip more than anything, so the number of completed layouts is the least of my worries. Still! I think three layouts in 5 hours is quite decent!

Today’s layout was inspired by Natalie Nelson’s “squares” layout on For the Love of Pretty Paper. She cut her photos and pattern papers in 4 inches square and then stitched all the edges. I wanted to make something similar, however, knowing that I wouldn’t be doing any machine stitching, I thought that leaving a little gap amongst the squares would be better.

I used Dear Lizzy “Lovely Day” papers and most of the embellishments, and some thickers and alphas from my stash.

I hope you like it!

Lovely cousins | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout in grid format using Dear Lizzy Lovely Day papers

Read you very soon!

First Anniversar Q&A video

Hi all!

Well, both this blog and my YouTube channel are one year old! I have no idea where time has gone, but here we are, we year on and still loving blogging and making videos!

To celebrate the first anniversary, I asked the girls on For the Love of Pretty Paper to come up with questions and here it is! I hope the video is not too long and that you enjoy it!

Thanks for visiting!

Scrapbook layout – Such a happy girl (youtube video)

Hi all!

Today’s layout has been made for the new letter prompt on For the Love of Pretty Paper’s ABC challenge. This week the letter is S and S is for Squares! We want people to feature squares on their layouts. Be it small squares or large ones, one or many… Up to you!

I have created quite a few “squarey” layouts lately, so today I wanted to make something a bit different and I decided to create just one big square as the main focus of the layout. I have used Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at heart” collection, which is so gorgeous!

Here’s my layout and video! I hope you’ll watch!

Such a happy girl | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Cocoa Vanilla Studio Wild at Heart collection


Read you very soon!

Throw Back Thursday – 3D Cards

Hello lovely crafters!

Unfortunately I don’t have anything new to show you today! However,  I am currently working on a very cool Thank You card for my next Silhouette UK project, and I thought I would do a throwback to some 3D cards that I made in the past.

Here are a few of my favourite ones:

Feliz cumpleaños 3D box card | crafts by marialachica

Cutting the sentiment on this card (“feliz cumpleaños mama”) was actually quite hard! The letters were so small and delicate! But on my second attempt I managed to get it right. This card travelled all the way to Spain as a present, and I believe the recipient loved it!

Pop up box card seamstress | crafts by marialachica

When I made this one I was already a bit more experienced, so the lettering wasn’t so much of a problem. The “issue” with this one is that I used chipboard embellishments which were quite heavy! The recipient of the card didn’t complain about any embellishments falling off, so I am hoping that it arrived in one piece!

90th birthday pop up box card | crafts by marialachica

This one was probably the last pop up box card that I made, and it is from February last year. It was for my husband’s grandma and she loved it. It was one of my favourite to make too, as the colours are just so gorgeous!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Throw Back Thursday and hopefully I’ll have some more scrapbook layouts for you soon!