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!

Stuck?! Sketches Design Team!!

Hi all!

I’ve got super exciting news for you today…. I made it into the Stuck?! Sketches design team!! Yuhuuuuu! I have been a fan of Stuck?! Sketches since I started scrapping in 12×12, so being chosen to be part of the team is not only an honour but almost like a dream come true!

Come over their page where they are announcing the new team, I am surrounded by a very talented group of ladies! I still can’t believe it… I need to pinch myself! 😀

https://stucksketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/meet-our-new-design-team.html

So come over in a few days when I can show you my first layout for this amazing team!!

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!