Tag: maria la chica

UK Scrap Addicts

Hello all!

Today I want to tell you about UK Scrap Addicts, a new initiative to bring a spotlight to British scrapbookers. It is run by a bunch of very passionate ladies, and the aim is to make the world realise that we are not a “small fish” at all!

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This is their mission statement:

“The UK is a small fish in the large pond of scrapbooking, and perhaps sometimes we feel a little overlooked. We want to recognise and showcase the UK scrap scene, UK designers and UK manufacturers, both small and large. Our plans include increasing the number of UK scrapbookers and showing the world we have a huge amount of talent to share.”

-To recognise the scrapbook scene in the United Kingdom, UK designers and UK talent.

-To grow the UK scrapbooking community; to encourage new scrappers.

-To share the UK scrap scene with the world.

They did a callout for a Creative Team back in early February and I emailed them straight away. This is something that I feel passionate about and I was eager to participate! So I was completely over the moon when I was chosen to be part of the team! Just today the team was announced over at Instagram.

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So stay tuned! Blog posts will start appearing on their blog very very soon. There is also the aforementioned Instagram account and also a Youtube channel! Exciting times!

 

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Literally 39

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you my first ever layout as a Guest Designer for Lottie Loves Paper.

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Lottie Loves Paper is a British scrapbooking shop that offers monthly embellishment kits with add ons. The fact that the main kit is embellishments is a very big advantage for a lot of us scrapbookers who seem to have too much paper but never enough embellishments! I have been subscribing since they started offering kits last year.

I am so chuffed to have been chosen as a Guest Designer for the month of February. It is an honour! And the kit this month is so gorgeous that it makes it even better. It features items from current collections like Dream on by Pinkfresh Studio, Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy and a bit of Pink Paislee too.

This is my first layout for the kit, I hope you like it:

Literally #39.

It was my 39th birthday yesterday! And what a better way to celebrate than creating a scrapbook page! This layout will be going in the Book of Me.

All the items in this page are from the kit, except from the black and white thread in the tags, the date stamp and the ink splatters are from my stash.

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I hope you have liked this layout and hopefully I’ll read you soon!

Maria x

Throw Back Thursday – Places I’ve called Home

Hello! For today’s Throw Back Thursday I bring you a layout that I made last month. I have only recently finished doing the stitching though! This is my first double layout on 12×12 ever! And I am so happy with how it’s turned out!

I am still using up the remaining bits and pieces from the Take Me Away kit that I got at the Paige Evans workshop. I remember thinking that the price of the workshop was quite high, but I’ve had so many bits leftover that it’s been totally worth it!

This double layout is for my Book of Me scrapbook and it is all about the places where I have lived and that I have got to call “home”. The paper with the map of Europe was just perfect and the moment I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The paper with the houses was also perfect to fill up the background on the other page. I added a tiny bit of watercolour underneath the photos, but only a tiny bit to give it a bit of interest but without taking focus off the images.

Places Ive called home

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Map

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I hope you have liked this layout and read you soon!
Maria x

Scrapbooking Layout – Hello gorgeous

Hello! This is the fourth layout that I created at the crop on Saturday. Despite having decided that I need to create more layouts of my daughter, I ended up creating two of my son and only one of my daughter! Next time I need to take just photos of Elisa so I avoid the temptation!

This is a very simple layout but I love how effective it is. I sprayed the background with some ink sprays (two Heidi Shines and one Tim Holtz, which is not as shiny as Heidi’s) and then used some Simple Stories’ DIY Boutique collection papers for a monochromatic feel. I added a few enamel shapes from the new Pinkfresh Studio No. 1 Mix, which are awesome!

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Thanks for looking and read you soon!
Maria x

Scrapbooking Layout – Il Mafioso

Hello!

This layout has been created to participate in the February Challenge over at the Stick It Down blog. This is the first time that I am participating, so I have no idea whether I am doing it properly 😀

This is the sketch for the challenge:

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And this is my take on it!

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All the circles are from the Studio Calico “Atlantic” collection. It is an old one, and I have been forcing myself to use my old stash… as a way to justify all my newer purchases! There are also a few Shimelle wood buttons from her Go Now Go collection and some enamel dots from my stash.

The title is done with the pink paislee C’est La Vie alphas, which I love how big they are! My title is not that long, but the alphas fill almost the whole length of the page!

One more close up:

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I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for visiting!
Maria x