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Scrapbooking Layout – Motherly Love

Hello lovely scrapbookers!

I attended the Artful Angels crop yesterday and had a lovely day, however, I was not very productive! I only managed to complete three layouts (although one of them was particularly difficult – I’ll show you that one tomorrow). I blame the girls I sat with… too much chatting!

The first layout that I created is the one that I want to show you today. I prepared the cut file on my Silhouette the night before as I knew what I wanted to do, which is unusual for me! I knew I wanted that design of cut file and I knew I wanted to use my Lottie Loves Paper kit papers. So off I went!

This is my photo:

Motherly Love

And a couple of close ups:

So lovely

Motherly love close up

As I said above, I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection mainly (it came with my April Lottie Loves Paper kit) and the navy paper with tiny white dots is from Shimelle’s Little by Little, but I felt that it went very well with the other papers and with the dress I am wearing in the photo!

I had a little incident when cutting the pattern paper for backing behind the cut file. I accidentally cut through the branding strip and I didn’t realise until it was way too late, as the glue had hardened and there was no way to remove it without damaging the cardstock! So I ended up covering it with a phrase sticker.

branding strip accident

The alphas for “motherly” are also Cocoa Vanilla Studio, from a collection called Color Me Happy. They are white and I used watercolours to do an ombré effect. I love how they turned out! I tried applying watercolours to the foam thicker (“love”) but it didn’t work at all.

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

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Scrapbooking Layout – Super Ice Cream

Hello and welcome again to my blog!

Today I am bringing you another layout that I created at the Scrap Cafe in Bracknell last weekend. This layout is a scraplift from the amazing Zoe Guest, a layout from her “stretch that collection” series. Her layout is called The Good Life and you can find it here.

By the way, did you know that Zoe did one of the most amazing things last month? She made her own version of March Madness, creating a brand new video every-single-day! Really incredible stuff. I bet she has raised quite a few bob for MIND!

So this is my layout that was inspired by her page:

Super Ice Cream

And a couple more close ups:

super1

super2

Claire (Scrappy Nerd UK) helped me with the ruffling of the edges. I was trying to do it myself with a craft knife (I bite my nails, so I had no “self-tool” to do it!) but I was worried that I might damage the cardstock underneath. But she came to the rescue!

The papers used in the background and for backing my photo are from Dear Lizzy Saturday collection. The embellishments are a bit mixed. The happy faces and the word Super in the title are from Heidi Swapp and there are other elements from Kaisercraft and other bits and pieces from my stash.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and read you soon!

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Scrapbooking Layout – Bubbly Boy

Hello lovely likers!

On Saturday I was at the Scrap Cafe crop in Bracknell and had a super great time. I sat with Roxy and Claire (both of them are in the UK Scrap Addicts team) and also with Georgia and Amy, who were newbies.. this was their first time crop ever!

Unfortunately I wasn’t productive as I normally am, only finishing three layouts! I blame all the chatting and giggling… 🙂

The layout that I am bringing you today was the second layout that I created. I will show you the first one later on this week! And the third one that I created I can’t show you until next month, as I used a sketch that will only be reveal in May, in celebration of National Scrapbooking Week, I mean, Day (06/05/17).

This layout was created for the April challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper. We have been given four different colour combinations to choose from and had to base our layout on these colours. The combination that I chose was “Bright and Cheery”. And this is my layout!

Bubbly boy

Here are the colour combinations for the challenge:

FTLOPP April Challenge

And a couple more of close ups.

bubbly2

bubbly3

bubbly4

I really enjoyed creating this layout, as it was very simple, clean and straight forward. No faffing around looking for pattern papers! I ended up doing hand-stitching over the vellum paper, however, I got my sewing machine out as Roxy said that she could set it up for me! Unfortunately, we struggled to get it going, and I have ended throwing the machine away. It has only given me problems since day one! Maybe I may try again in the future, if I have £50 laying around which I fancy spending on a new sewing machine…

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed this layout and read you soon!

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Second Paige Taylor Evans and BOAF workshop

Hello lovely crafters!

On Saturday I attended my second workshop with the ladies of Birds of a Feather and the super talented Paige Evans. She is due to go back to America in June, so I have a feeling this was the last chance we got to work with her up close and personal!

She came up with four gorgeous layouts, designed with her newest collection with Pink Paislee “Oh my heart”. And once again, I am so happy with all four of them!

This time I was a bit disorganised and I didn’t prepare the photos with the dimensions that we were advised to take. I had been so busy with UKSA, Lottie Loves Paper and Silhouette, that I just didn’t have the time! So what I did was take all the photos that I had already printed ready to scrapbook. As it turns out, with some strategic cropping, I was able to find everything that I needed and they suited the layouts too!

The workshop was at a different venue this time, and I must admit that the room was not as big as the one in Coventry and I felt a bit pushed for space. I had no room whatsoever to put my things, and I had packed very lightly! The lunch wasn’t as good either. Don’t take me wrong, what I had was perfectly fine, but there weren’t hardly any options to choose from and nowhere to sit! We had been told that it was going to be a finger buffet, but then they served foods that needed to be eaten with a fork and a knife… hardly finger food!

This time we were sitting in tables of two (versus long tables the previous time) and I sat with Christina, whom I already know from FTLOPP and the Artful Angels crop. She was a delight to be with, and we really got on very well! We had a photo taken together, but it is in her camera, so I need to wait for her to send it to me!

I also met so many familiar faces from the Internet world. As it turns out, the amazing Beata Valint was there too and I didn’t even realise! I met Nikki, who is in the Silhouette team with me, and Emma who is in the UK Scrap Addicts team too!

And without any further ado, here are my layouts!

Heck Yes

Love your laugh

The good life

Ice cream lovers

And a photo of me with the talented lady:

Paige and me

I hope you like the layouts as much as I do!

Read you soon!

Maria x

Scrapbooking Layout – My Sweet Little Pirate

Hi all! Here’s another layout from my last crop.

My sweet little pirate is about how my daughter, completely out of the blue, decided one day that she wanted to play dress up… She never wants to play dress up… Even now, months after the event, she never wants to play dress up. So I thought that this memorable occasion needed to be kept forever! She even smiled for the camera!

My sweet little pirate

As you can see, this layout is very minimalist, and I mostly used Echo Park’s “Pirate’s Life” Element Stickers. The glitter thickers are “Eclair”, and the other alphas from my stash.

I hope you like it and read you soon!
Maria x