Tag: National Scrapbooking Day

Layout Lookback – May 2018

Hello everyone!

It’s is the end of the month and here’s my recap video with all the layouts that I’ve created this month. We had National Scrapbooking Day (or weekend!) and I also attended a crop the following week, which means I have been considerably busy! Definitely busier than previous months!

Here’s my video and I hope you enjoy it!

Scrapbook layout – Double trouble

Hello everyone!

I’ve got a very special layout for you today as it has been created for National Scrapbooking Day! The lovely Natalie, who is admin on For the Love of Pretty Paper, asked me to collaborate with one layout for one of the challenges that they are organising for NSD and I was more than happy to oblige! The challenge is to make a layout without using trimmers or die cut machines, etc… Just you and your scissors!

And here is my layout:

Double Trouble | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbooking layout

I fussy cut all the speech bubbles which are from Shimelle’s latest collection and I also cut by hand the background paper!

Double Trouble | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbooking layout

Double Trouble | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbooking layout

And I also have a YouTube process video for you!

I hope you will join us with all the super challenges that they have organised for the weekend!

May 2017 Lookback – YouTube video

Hello friends! I thought my YouTube channel was looking very bare the other day, so I decided to make a lookback video with all the layouts that I created during the month of May. It was a very busy month and I created almost 40 layout!!! Say whaaaat!

So here it is! I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting, and read you soon!

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:

Tommy

And this is the layout that I scraplifted:

scraplift

 

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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National Scrapbooking Day Round Up 1

Hello everyone!

I really hope you have had an amazing NSD and that you have been inspired to get your stash out and work on some pages!

I was very lucky to play along on Friday night and most of the day on Saturday. My own personal challenge for NSD is to complete all the challenges posted on For the Love of Pretty Paper, and so far I am doing great, however I still have six to do!

Here are the first 11 (yes, ELEVEN!)

Challenge 1: Make a layout with a “Spring” or “Summer” theme. Use a photo taken in the Spring or Summer. Your title could include the word Spring or Summer.

Life's a beach

Challenge 2: Video Scraplift. Claire Murphy, Jess Claire and I created a scrapbooking process video and the idea was to watch the videos and choose one to scraplift. I chose to scraplift Jess’s, in Project Life format. Below are my original layout for the video and Jess’s scraplift.

Fun Summer Days

Evening walks

Challenge 3: Use the single page sketch and double page sketch from UK Scrap Addicts:

Bloom

Now and then

Challenge 4: UK Scrap Addicts cut files. There were several to choose from, and I chose the Mandala one. I didn’t cut it, though, just printed it and watercoloured it.

Follow your dreams

Challenge 5: Tic Tac Toe challenge. I created a tic tac toe grid with several techniques to use. I created two layouts, one as a sample for the challenge and one I created during the actual challenge! Here’s both.

Embarrassing moment

Laugh

Challenge 6: Songs and Films. Use a Song title, song lyrics  or Film Title or scrap about music/TV or films in some way! I went with the animated film The Gruffalo 🙂

We're going on a gruffalo hunt

Challenge 7: Video Scraplift. The same as challenge 2 but with videos from Sarah Roulston, Laura Rumble and Scrapbook Bex. I chose to scraplift Scrapbook Bex, although I still want to do the other two!

Easter Break

Challenge 8: Use a Big or Long Title or Lots of Journalling. I went for long journalling on a scraplifted page from Victoria Marie.

Tommy

Challenge 9: Scraplift your very first layout (or one of the first you ever made!)

My tribe

And this is it for now! I will come back at some point next week when I have finished all the remainder layouts!

Thanks for popping by!

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