Silhouette UK Blog: Simple personalised bunting

Good morning everyone!

Today I bring you my first project as Team Member of the Silhouette UK Blog. It is exciting, but also extremelly scary! I don’t think I have been using my Silhouette Cameo to its full potential in the slightest, so I am going to use this amazing opportunity to try new things! However, for my first ever project I wanted to go for something easy, something that I know well… and that is my beloved Personalised Bunting!

The beauty of the personalised bunting is that the base is quite straight forward, however you can then decorate it as much or as little as you want, and the finished product will always be unique!

Please pop over the Silhouette UK blog for a step by step tutorial. I promise it’s really easy!

Laura bunting

Read you soon!
Maria

 

Second Paige Taylor Evans and BOAF workshop

Hello lovely crafters!

On Saturday I attended my second workshop with the ladies of Birds of a Feather and the super talented Paige Evans. She is due to go back to America in June, so I have a feeling this was the last chance we got to work with her up close and personal!

She came up with four gorgeous layouts, designed with her newest collection with Pink Paislee “Oh my heart”. And once again, I am so happy with all four of them!

This time I was a bit disorganised and I didn’t prepare the photos with the dimensions that we were advised to take. I had been so busy with UKSA, Lottie Loves Paper and Silhouette, that I just didn’t have the time! So what I did was take all the photos that I had already printed ready to scrapbook. As it turns out, with some strategic cropping, I was able to find everything that I needed and they suited the layouts too!

The workshop was at a different venue this time, and I must admit that the room was not as big as the one in Coventry and I felt a bit pushed for space. I had no room whatsoever to put my things, and I had packed very lightly! The lunch wasn’t as good either. Don’t take me wrong, what I had was perfectly fine, but there weren’t hardly any options to choose from and nowhere to sit! We had been told that it was going to be a finger buffet, but then they served foods that needed to be eaten with a fork and a knife… hardly finger food!

This time we were sitting in tables of two (versus long tables the previous time) and I sat with Christina, whom I already know from FTLOPP and the Artful Angels crop. She was a delight to be with, and we really got on very well! We had a photo taken together, but it is in her camera, so I need to wait for her to send it to me!

I also met so many familiar faces from the Internet world. As it turns out, the amazing Beata Valint was there too and I didn’t even realise! I met Nikki, who is in the Silhouette team with me, and Emma who is in the UK Scrap Addicts team too!

And without any further ado, here are my layouts!

Heck Yes

Love your laugh

The good life

Ice cream lovers

And a photo of me with the talented lady:

Paige and me

I hope you like the layouts as much as I do!

Read you soon!

Maria x

UK Scrap Addicts Design Team – Just two hours old

Good morning!

Today I am in the Midlands taking part in another fantastic Birds of a Feather workshop with Paige Evans. I honestly can’t wait to show you all the gorgeous layouts that we are going to be creating today!

However, before I can show you any of that, I have to showcase my very first layout as a UK Scrap Addicts Design Team member!

Please pop over the UKSA blog for more info on the layout 🙂

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

Maria x

 

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – You can do amazing things

Good morning!

Today I bring you my second layout as Guest Designer for Lottie Loves Paper.

Did I already say how much I love the kit this month? The Pinkfresh Studio embellishments are so cool! I must admit that when I first saw them I wasn’t totally sold on them. At a first glance I didn’t think those shades of blue, green and pink went together. But as the days passed, the more I looked at them the more I liked them! And now that I have actually put them on a layout, I actually love them!

Everything in this layout except for the twine and the little splatters came from the kit. Isn’t that amazing? And I still have plenty left over!

You can do amazing things

Because of the “Fibonacci inspired” hand stitching was so raised, I had to pop up all my embellishments on the page. I actually went for the biggest foam pads that I have, as I really wanted them to be lifted off the page. The puffy stickers that I used are also quite raised, so overall I think it worked quite well.

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

Maria x

Important announcement – Silhouette UK Design Team!

Good morning everyone!

Today I bring you very exciting news…. I have been chosen to be part of the 2017-2018 Design Team for Silhouette UK!

Silhouette UK blog

Crazy or what?!

I applied on a whim, and got chosen! See? You never know if you don’t try!

My first project for Silhouette is due to be published next week and I can’t wait to get started and show the whole of the UK the amazing things that you can create with this super versatile machine.

You can find the Silhouette UK blog here, and you can also follow them on Instagram here.

Please, join me in this adventure… I hope you enjoy it as much as I will!