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Scrapbooking layout – Run wild and free

Morning everyone! Yesterday we started a new mini challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper, and this week the letter we have gone for is T, and T is for Tags! Until Friday next week, we are encouraging people to use tags in their layouts.

And here is my first layout!

Run wild and free | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Felicity Jane "London" collection


I have used the Felicity Jane “London” collection which I bought second hand recently. I also used it yesterday on another layout that I can’t show you just yet, so I have formed myseld an opinion on the products! And my first impression is this: the papers are super good quality, very pretty and I love the colours. Not 100% happy about the fact that there are so many solid papers and not enough patterns, but I can live with that. The sticker sheet is very pretty, but not happy about the fact that I had to fussy cut all the elements myself, and also, once you remove the backing paper of the sticker sheet, the sticker itself is a bit flimsy. I removed the backing paper on a couple of the stickers, and for the rest I have just added glue and used them not as stickers.
The embellishments are nice, but there aren’t enough in the packet. The alphas I absolutely love, so very happy with those.

Thanks for visiting and read you soon!

Scrapbooking layout – Hello scooter

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I managed to get another layout done for the Red challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper.

I cut some hearts with my silhouette and placed them over a new piece of cardstock. I put a tiny bit of removable glue under each heart so they wouldn’t move, and then sprayed with red mist over each heart. I carefully removed the hearts and the result was quite cool!

I then stitched with black thread around the hearts and finished putting my layout together with gold hearts and other embellishments. I am so happy with the final result!! I hope you like it too!

Hello scooter | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout with mists

Hello scooter | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout with mists

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R is for Red challenge

Hello lovely readers!

We have started a brand new weekly challenge over on For the Love of Pretty Paper facebook group. Last week the letter was B and the stash item to use were buttons. This week the letter is R and we have to use the colour red or be inspired by red on our layouts.

And these are the two layouts I have created so far! I may make one or two more by the end of the challenge week (next Friday) but I can’t promise anything!

You and me watching the footy

I really struggled to come up with my first layout featuring red. So I stopped to think what did red remind me of? And it came straight away. Red reminds me of Spain! So this is how this layout came to life:

You and me watching the footy | crafts by marialachica | layout featuring red


You’ve got style

I decided to go a bit messy with a mixed media layout. I am still not sure that messy mixed media is “my thing”, I much prefer clean layouts, but these are fun to create from time to time. The secret is to keep adding things, even when you think you’re done! So I added acrylic paint with the bubble wrap technique, watercolours with the packaging technique, mists through a stencil, splatters and a bit of stamping too! I also added some cross stitching 🙂

You've got style | crafts by marialachica | messy mixed media scrapbooking layout

You've got style | crafts by marialachica | messy mixed media scrapbooking layout


Thanks for visiting everyone! and hopefully I will read you very soon!

Scrapbooking Layout – Cute as a button

Hello lovely likers!

The admin team over at For the Love of Pretty Paper have started a new weekly challenge on the facebook group. It is called the “ABC challenge” as every week we will choose a random letter of the alphabet and pick a technique or stash item starting with that letter, and we have to make a layout with it.

So today is the first day of this challenge and the random letter that we have chosen is B, and the stash item is Buttons! I happen to have lots, so it was easy for me to incorporate them on my layout.

My layout is a scraplift from this one that I had pinned on Pinterest, and I also made a point of using old collections for my papers. I used some scraps that I still had left from two Lime Twist / My mind’s eye collections (Fly a kite & out of the blue). I am a tiny bit sad to have now finished using those collections, as they are old and no longer in stock anywhere, and I loved them! So bright and gorgeous!

And without further ado, here’s my layout:

Cute as a button - scrapbook layout | crafts by marialachica

And a close up:

Cute as a button - scrapbook layout | crafts by marialachica

I hope you have liked this layout and that you will join us in this weekly challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper!

Read you all soon!

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Scrapbook Layout – Tommy

Hello all!

Today I wanted to show you one of my NSD layouts a bit more in detail. For two main reasons: it is my first ever A4 layout and secondly, it is a scraplift of a newly discovered talented scrapper.

This is my layout:


And this is the layout that I scraplifted:



So this was my first time doing a layout on A4 format. This format is actually very popular. In America they call it 8.5×11 (which is very similar to A4 size, and because A4 is readily available here, British scrappers will normally just use A4 rather than buying the other size from America).

I must admit that I found the format a bit odd. I am so used to square! Even when I was scrapbooking on 8×8, it was smaller but still square. The verticality of it worked with this layout though, but maybe only because I was scraplifting an already made layout and I wasn’t trying to come up with my own original work!

The designer that I copied is Victoria Marie. She has been around for a while but I have only just discovered her. I love her style, as it varies and it can be quite simple and striking or busier with lots of layers, etc. I liked this layout above that I chose to scraplift because it would force me to use tons of embellishments that I have been collecting over time, that I rarely even look at because they are just not my style. However I loved how she made them work on her layout. And I am quite happy how my layout turned out!

A couple more closeups:

Tommy closeup

Tommy closeup2

I entered this layout on the NSD challenge about long journalling, and I tell the story of our first encounter with our first cat, Tommy. He is greatly missed and I wanted to make a layout about him.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout, and thanks for looking!

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