Tag: fussy cutting

Scrapbook layout – Mum & me

Hello everyone!

This is the second layout I created at the Scrap Café crop on Saturday. And I love love love it!

Definitely, this turquoise textured cardstock is one of my most favourite. I love all the layouts I’ve made with it lately! For the florals, I wanted to use a paper by Dear Lizzy that a lot of people have been using lately, but I didn’t have it, so I rummaged Lorraine’s stash until I found this perfect one! Fussy cutting at a crop is not a great idea, since you’re “wasting” precious time, but I didn’t care. I was there to spend time with my crafty friends, and the number of layouts was secondary!

And here it is:

Mum & me | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout fussy cutting black and white florals by Kaisercraft


And a couple of close ups:

Mum & me | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout fussy cutting black and white florals by Kaisercraft

Mum & me | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout fussy cutting black and white florals by Kaisercraft

As you can see, I haven’t added any journalling. That’s because of two main reasons:

  1. I felt like it would spoil the very clean feel of the layout
  2. This photo was taken the same day as my previous layout (lovely cousins) and they will go side by side, so no need to add more to it.

I hope you have enjoyed this, read you very soon!

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!

Cyber Krop

Hello everyone!

So yesterday afternoon/evening I got to participate in an online crop. It was like doing NSD all over again! It was actually great fun, because it was done with a very small group of people (I would say there were about 15 of us participating yesterday) so it felt cozy and very personal. The Cyber Krop was hosted by Katie and Julie, who run the Inspired by Memories group on Facebook.

There were 5 challenges yesterday but I only managed to make 4, which is amazing due to time constrictions and having the kids in the house in the afternoon, and then having to have dinner, and put them to bed and all of that! I did something that I hadn’t done in a very long time and scrapped well into the night! I went to bed at almost 1am!!!

So here are the challenges and my layouts:

Challenge 1: Make a layout inspired by the sketch below, with one rule: Ripped paper! (I don’t “do” ripped paper, so I kept it to a minimum)

You lift my heart up



Challenge 2: Theme is The Outdoors, and the layout must include 3 embelishment clusters, Layers, A hand cut title, buttons
and enamel dots and/or bling.


Challenge 3: Theme is “Let’s Eat”

Thai red fish curry

Challenge 4: Choose a title from these 3 words: Grow, change or thrilled. Use at least 3 of these mixed media techniques: stitching, gelatos, watercolours, mists, inks, enamel (and a few more that I can’t remember right now)

So thrilled


I didn’t get to even start thinking about challenge 5, and there will be a few more this afternoon, so we’ll see how many I get done in the end!

Thanks for visiting!

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Scrapbooking layout – My girl

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you a new layout that I made for a little challenge on the Mind the Scrap facebook page. Mind the Scrap is a British company that sells scrapbooking kits, however I have never bought from them! One of the owners, Emma, posted a layout on my normal For the Love of Pretty Paper group and she mentioned this challenge thingy, and I really wanted to join in! So I did.

The challenge was to choose a numer (I think the number was 14) and then Christina (the other girl taking part in the challenge) had to go and choose layout number 14 from her Scrapbooking album on Pinterest. The original layout that all three of us had to scraplift can be found here.

And this is my take on it!

My girl

I used papers from an old Amy Tangerine collection that I bought second had recently. The collection is called Plus One and I absolutely love it, it is so ME! I also used some vellum… my latest favourite thing! As you can see it is a very simple layout, with hardly any embellishments, but I love it like this!

A few more close ups:

My girl closeup1

My girl closeup2

My girl closeup3

I hope you have liked it and thanks for stopping by!

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