Scrapbooking Layout – Super Ice Cream

Hello and welcome again to my blog!

Today I am bringing you another layout that I created at the Scrap Cafe in Bracknell last weekend. This layout is a scraplift from the amazing Zoe Guest, a layout from her “stretch that collection” series. Her layout is called The Good Life and you can find it here.

By the way, did you know that Zoe did one of the most amazing things last month? She made her own version of March Madness, creating a brand new video every-single-day! Really incredible stuff. I bet she has raised quite a few bob for MIND!

So this is my layout that was inspired by her page:

Super Ice Cream

And a couple more close ups:

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Claire (Scrappy Nerd UK) helped me with the ruffling of the edges. I was trying to do it myself with a craft knife (I bite my nails, so I had no “self-tool” to do it!) but I was worried that I might damage the cardstock underneath. But she came to the rescue!

The papers used in the background and for backing my photo are from Dear Lizzy Saturday collection. The embellishments are a bit mixed. The happy faces and the word Super in the title are from Heidi Swapp and there are other elements from Kaisercraft and other bits and pieces from my stash.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and read you soon!

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Scrapbooking Layout – Bubbly Boy

Hello lovely likers!

On Saturday I was at the Scrap Cafe crop in Bracknell and had a super great time. I sat with Roxy and Claire (both of them are in the UK Scrap Addicts team) and also with Georgia and Amy, who were newbies.. this was their first time crop ever!

Unfortunately I wasn’t productive as I normally am, only finishing three layouts! I blame all the chatting and giggling… 🙂

The layout that I am bringing you today was the second layout that I created. I will show you the first one later on this week! And the third one that I created I can’t show you until next month, as I used a sketch that will only be reveal in May, in celebration of National Scrapbooking Week, I mean, Day (06/05/17).

This layout was created for the April challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper. We have been given four different colour combinations to choose from and had to base our layout on these colours. The combination that I chose was “Bright and Cheery”. And this is my layout!

Bubbly boy

Here are the colour combinations for the challenge:

FTLOPP April Challenge

And a couple more of close ups.

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I really enjoyed creating this layout, as it was very simple, clean and straight forward. No faffing around looking for pattern papers! I ended up doing hand-stitching over the vellum paper, however, I got my sewing machine out as Roxy said that she could set it up for me! Unfortunately, we struggled to get it going, and I have ended throwing the machine away. It has only given me problems since day one! Maybe I may try again in the future, if I have £50 laying around which I fancy spending on a new sewing machine…

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed this layout and read you soon!

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Scrapbooking Layout – Balcony Shenanigans

Hello lovely likers!

I am back again with another Scrapbooking Process video on youtube!! Whaaaat!!!

I must say, this is my third video and I am loving making them. I wish I had more hours in the day to make more videos! I am in real awe of all those scrappers out there who make videos almost every day AND have a job and run their families/homes. I wonder where they get the time from! At the moment I need to film my videos during the day, as I don’t have special lighting for my desk and rely on the daylight. However, I may ask for some lightboxes or similar for the next big event that requires presents (hang on, my birthday and Mother’s Day have just gone… will that be Christmas then? Heck, I can’t wait that long!)

So today’s layout is inspired by a challenge that Paige Taylor Evans set up on the Hey Little Magpie inspiration page on Facebook. The challenge is to use scraps or strips of leftover paper. And I have lots of scraps! So this challenge is ideal for me 🙂

Here is a photo of my finished layout:

Balcony shenanigans - crafts by marialachica

And a couple of close ups:

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shenanigans closeup2

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And here is the youtube video! As I said the previous time, I am still learning and I appreciate any constructive criticism, whether it’s positive or negative, as long as it’s constructive I will take it into account! On my previous video a few people said that they preferred videos with voiceovers, and/or they found the music irritating. Unfortunately I don’t think I am ready to do voiceovers. I am so self concious of my voice/accent, and not being a chatty person, I found quite hard finding things to say… Anyway, I may give it a go in the future… not saying “never”, just “not for now”.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout.

Read you very soon!

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Silhouette UK Blog – Subway Art Box Frame

Good morning lovely likers!

I am over at the Silhouette UK Blog today with a super quick and simple project, ideal as a last minute gift!

It happens that it is the first birthday of certail twins that I know and I decided to make a little gift for the family, in addition to the presents and cards for the twins.

Please pop over the Silhouette Blog for a step by step tutorial for this super cute frame!

Subway Art Family Box Frame

Read you soon,
Maria x