UK Scrap Addicts Design Team – Today and Always

Hello friends!

I am on the UK Scrap Addicts blog and YouTube channel today with a layout featuring a large photo. A huge one indeed! It is a whooping 8×10 inches 🙂

You can find the blogpost here:

And here is my video!

Thanks for visiting, and hopefully I’ll read you soon again!

Scrapbooking Layout – Wild and Free

Hello friends!

Here’s another layout from the all day crop last week. This actually started as a scraplift of a Bea Valint layout but it took a bit of a life of its own and they don’t really look like each other much. But that’s ok! I took her layout as a starting point, rather than lifting it completely.

And here it is:

Wild and free | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout

The papers are from the Dear Lizzy Collection “Saturday” and I chose them because of the apples and pears pattern paper, because it meant that the layout could also be part of the F is for Food challenge (although I never entered it last week)

I bought a few craft cardstock sheets at the crop and absolutely love the look and feel of them!

Here’s a close up:

Wild and free | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout

The texture paste I borrowed from my friend Claire and it was very interesting! It wasn’t paste per se, but more like a mousse and it was fun to use! She bought a set of four from either Aldi or Lidl for just £5. That’s a bargain!

I hope you have liked this layout and see you again soon!

Scrapbooking Layout – Pool Fun

Hello again friends!

Today I want to show you another layout that I created at the Scrap Cafe all day crop on Saturday last week. I actually made this layout for one of the challenges, but I read the instructions wrong and I couldn’t enter it (the challenge was to use scraps – which I did – but the instructions said that the scraps couldn’t be more than 4cms wide and I misread that for inches, and I made my triangles 3 inches wide…)

I am still very very happy with the finished layout, though, so I am not sad at all that I couldn’t enter it in the challenge.

Here it is:

Pool fun | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout with triangles

The papers I used were from scraps in my scraps box so I don’t really remember which collections they are from, sorry! The thickers and the embellishments are from Pink Paislee’s Fancy Free collection.

Here’s a close up:

Pool fun | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout with triangles

I love love love this turquoise cardstock which I bought at the crop. I must buy more next time!

I hope you have liked this layout, and read you soon!

“Off road” cupcake toppers

Hello friends!

Something a bit different from me today… some cupcake toppers!

As you may be aware, a few years ago I attempted to start a business selling party décor, however it was not very successful and I decided to put all my time and effort into scrapbooking. However, when a previous client messaged me wanting to make some cupcake toppers for her husband’s birthday, I couldn’t say no!

And here they are:

Off road cupcake toppers | crafts by marialachica | party decor

Caravan cupcake toppers | crafts by marialachica | party decor

I made 6x of each type and mixed blue and black in all of them. The photos make it look like the circles are a bit offset but fortunately it’s just a trick of the camera. They were pretty straight in real life!

Read you soon friends!


Scrapbook Layout – Just for Fun

Hello all!

As we say goodbye to the month of June, I thought I would share a layout that I made for June’s monthly challenge over on For the Love of Pretty Paper. I set the challenge and it was a moodboard, but not a fancy one like the ones on Pinterest, but a very “homely” one! The moodboard was entirely made with objects from my home 🙂

This is the moodboard:

And this is my layout:

Just for fun | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on a moodboard

Just for fun | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on a moodboard

I think it is very easy to see where I got the inspiration from! I actually loved making such a mess with the white paint and I thought the photos really suited the layout.

I used embellishments from Simple Stories, and the “just for fun” is from a thickers pack that I painted over. They were originally pink, but I didn’t think that shade of pink suited the layout.

I hope you have enjoyed it and thanks for popping over!