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Scrapbook Layout – Just for Fun

Hello all!

As we say goodbye to the month of June, I thought I would share a layout that I made for June’s monthly challenge over on For the Love of Pretty Paper. I set the challenge and it was a moodboard, but not a fancy one like the ones on Pinterest, but a very “homely” one! The moodboard was entirely made with objects from my home 🙂

This is the moodboard:

And this is my layout:

Just for fun | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on a moodboard

Just for fun | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout based on a moodboard

I think it is very easy to see where I got the inspiration from! I actually loved making such a mess with the white paint and I thought the photos really suited the layout.

I used embellishments from Simple Stories, and the “just for fun” is from a thickers pack that I painted over. They were originally pink, but I didn’t think that shade of pink suited the layout.

I hope you have enjoyed it and thanks for popping over!

Scrapbooking Layout – Well fed dolls

Hello friends!

Today I am on the All Day Crop in Bracknell, so I expect I will be creating quite a few layouts to show you next week! However, before that, I want to show you the layout that I created for the new weekly ABC challenge on For the Love of Pretty Paper. This week the letter is F and F is for Food!

This is the perfect opportunity to use all those food embellishments that I very rarely use, like pineapples, cupcakes, strawberries, etc.

And here is my first layout!

Well fed dolls | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout

I used a mixed of brands on this layout. The spotty paper is Echo Park Paper, the navy blue is Dear Lizzy, the embellishments are Simple Stories “posh” and the alphas are Hazel Thickers and Freckled Fawn. I love mixing up collections!

And a close up of the photo. Such a cute photo of the twins feeding “their babies” 🙂

Well fed dolls | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout

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

Scrapbooking layout – Super cool jeep

Hello everyone, and welcome again to my blog!

There was another mini challenge last night again on the Lottie Loves Paper facebook group, with a new sketch, and I played along!

This is my layout and the sketch it’s based on:

Super cool jeep


For this layout I used a new Echo Park collection called Just be you. I bought it recently and I thought I should use it rather than hoard it like I would normally do! It’s a really pretty collection with a darker green than I am used to, but I thought it suited these photos quite well any way. And I only used the collection! Apart from the date stamp and the little phrase stickers, every single item on this layout came from the pack! That’s so unusual for me!

Here are a couple more close ups:



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

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Scrapbooking Layout – Wells

Hello lovely likers!

Today I bring you a brand new layout about my recent day trip to Wells. Wells is England’s smallest city, and it is only considered a city because of the Cathedral! It is otherwise a very small town 🙂

I originally printed these photos to make a double page layout, but after playing a bit with the sketch that I wanted to follow, I changed my mind and started from scratch with this single page. I have kept it very simple, as I didn’t want to take any attention away from the photos. I have used Simple Stories “Heart” collection for the papers and there are only a couple of other elements which are also Simple Stories. The big title letters are from Pink Paislee “C’est la vie”. As the title has turned out quite big, I will be entering this layout on the April challege on In The Scrap.

And here is my layout and a few closeups:

Wells Cathedral




I hope you have liked this layout, and see you soon!

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Behind the scenes and other musings

Hello all! I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

It may seem like I haven’t crafted at all this weekend, as I have not shown you anything since Friday, however, I have been quite busy!

I have been working on a “project life style” book of my Scrapbooking year. 2017 is being so amazing with all the things happening that I decided to keep like a diary. I started a few weeks ago and I have now completely caught up. In this diary/project life book I talk about being part of design teams, when I’ve been to crops, who I sat with and talked to, how I was feeling, etc. It’s a bit more personal than what I write here on the blog, and obviously it is decorated nicely and there are photos too! I may take some photos soon and post them here.

I also made a layout on Saturday morning for a Guest Designer spot for a challenge blog. I can’t reveal any more as it is a surprise! I haven’t heard back from the blog owner so I hope that she got everything that she needs! I would absolutely love to build up my scrappy CV a bit more, although I just enjoy the challenges anyway!

Today I have been working behind the scenes on UK Scrap Addicts. We are planning a super event for International Scrapbooking Day in May and some of the design team ladies have been brainstorming activities, etc. One of the activities planned is a Chinese Whispers game. One of the designers start with a layout, which she then sends privately to a second lady who will scraplift it or use it as inspiration or starting point. So by the time this has been done 12 times, there won’t be any similarities with the original layout at all!

On other news, a few weeks ago I applied to be part of the Simple stories design team for 2017. I knew I had no chance, since my style is nice and all, but it’s nowhere near as amazing as so many other scrapbookers out there, but at least I wanted to try as Simple Stories really is one of my most favourite companies (I also applied on a whim for the Silhouette design team, and look at me now!). Today was the big reveal of the design team, and I already knew that I didn’t make it since I had not heard from them at all. However, I still went to their blog and checked the new team out. I must say that I was very happy to not know a single one of the new designers. Really. Yes, you read that right. I love that there are 24 new designers that I am going to discover. There aren’t any big names like Missy Whidden or Zinia (who seem to be in every single design team in existence!) so I am glad that Simple Stories have chosen “smaller” names.

This weekend there has been an online crop over at the Paper Issues facebook group. I had all the will in the world to participate, but when I looked at the challenges this morning, I wasn’t inspired by any of them! It’s funny how you can have mojo non stop for a few days and when you really want to create, you can’t force it. So I decided not to force it and left it be. I will go back maybe at some point this week (the challenges are open all next week too) and see if I enter any!

And this is it for now. Hopefully I will get some scrapping time tomorrow night after the kids have gone to bed!

Thanks for stopping by,
Maria x