Tag: fussy cutting

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

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sketch

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.

Explore

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

closeup

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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Scrapbooking Layout – My ballerina

Good afternoon everyone!

I am having a disastrous crafty afternoon. I have started two projects and both of them have gone wrong! So I decided to down tools and write a blog post instead. As it happens, I have a layout to show you! On Monday night I sat down to scrapbook after quite a while! National Scrapbooking Day was quite intense and I didn’t fancy scrapbooking much since.

I love the page I created so much! Over 90% of the materials used came from current and past Lottie Loves Paper kits. I forced myself to use up some embellishments which have been sitting there for too long! The papers are from the current kit, Oasis collection.

And here it is;

My ballerina

Sorry I haven’t got any close ups. I didn’t take any yesterday and today is super gloomy and rainy so the light is not great to take any more photos.

I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for stopping by!

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Silhouette UK Blog – One cut, three layouts

Hello all! Today I am over at the Silhouette UK Blog with a little tutorial on how I used one cut with my machine to create three different projects!

Because, if you are anything like me, you like to make the most of your scraps! (I am known to keep pieces smaller than two inches square, oops!) so being able to make three different scrapbook pages out of one cut is a win in my book!

I used a file from the Silhouette Store called Sunburst Square, but I am sure that this will work with any background files. I have used the cut as a stencil, the normal cut page and the negative space. And these are my layouts!

  1. Cheeky Smile. This was the first layout I made, as I used the cut as stencil and needed to be done first! I used acrylic paint and Heidi Swapp Color Shine for my background and then a mixture of elements from the Starshine collection and other enamel shapes from my stash. I also did a very very very lazy stitching around the border, as I felt that the page needed something extra. It is super lazy because there are only four holes in the page 😀Cheeky Smile
    Cheeky Smile2 Cheeky Smile3
  2.  Usual Suspects. This was the second one. My intention originally was to flip the cardstock and use the other side, as this side was all full of ink and paint splatters. However, I actually loved the way it looked, so I created my layout on this side! I love rainbows, so I had lots of fun creating this one with a mixture of pattern papers and buttons.Usual suspects Usual suspects2 Usual suspects3
  3. Wonderful you. For this layout I used the remaining bits. I had added some perforated lines to the “rays” on the cameo, so I had stiched through most of them, using three different stitch patterns. This was actually quite fun to do! I attempted to channel my inner Missy Whidden doing some gesso and watercolour background, however, I think I still need lots of practice! For this layout I used mainly Pink Paislee’s Oh My Heart collection.Wonderful you Wonderful you2 Wonderful you4
    I hope you have enjoyed these layouts and thanks for stopping by!
    Maria x