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Birthday cards

Hello!

Today I bring you two birthday cards! A long time ago I was an avid cardmaker, but when I discovered scrapbooking, cards took a hit and got a tad forgotten. I still make cards for very special people, however not as often as I used to. However, my kids have been invited to lots of birthday parties next month, so I thought that with a bit of planning I could make a few of them.

For these two cards, I have followed a sketch from Stick it Down blog. In the past I have taken inspiration from other cards on Pinterest or in the Stampin Up catalogue, but I don’t think I ever followed a sketch before! So definitely this was a first!

These are today’s cards and the sketch they were based on:

Happy birthday - 4

Happy birhtday

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I hope you have liked these cards. There may be a couple more in a few days!

Read you soon! x

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Scrapbook Layout – Just Like Dad

Hello! Today I am super excited to announce that I am guest designing for Stick It Down!

Here’s my layout:

Just like dad

And this is the sketch that it is based on:

SID April sketch

For this layout I used Project Life cards that I trimmed and cut. I have tons of Project Life cards but I am never going to do PL however the cards are super handy to use on layouts. You can use them for backing photos, or trim them and use the sentiments as I have done here.

Here are a couple more close ups:

Just like dad2

Just like dad3

I want to thank Ashley from Stick it Down for giving me this amazing opportunity to guest design. I have loved working with this sketch and I look forward to playing along with more sketches on the blog!

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

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Scrapbooking layout – Hat testing

Morning!

Today I am playing aling with Stuck! Sketches, with their mid month sketch challenge. And this is the layout I came up with!

Hat testing

This is the sketch that the layout is based on:

stuck sketches mid march

I used Shimelle’s True Stories collection (still my most favourite collection of hers!) and a tiny bit of Echo Park Paper Crative Agenda. The thickers are Rainboots and Marquee. I hand stitched a border around the page using some Stampin Up floss that I got with a card kit ages ago I just felt the colour was a good match with the papers!

The photos are not the best photos, however I really wanted to scrap them because they are from a very sweet moment that I shared with my daughter. Our twins spend 99% of their time together, so this was one of these rare moments when I was just with her and we were playing around 🙂

A couple more close ups:

Hat testing1

Hat testing2

Thanks for stopping by and read you soon!

Maria x

Scrapbooking layout – Favourite hair

Hi all!

Today I am participating in two challenges. One over at Stick it Down with a sketch by Laura Rumble (I must say that it is not an easy one! It really took some thinking and some playing around until I found a layout that would work for me) and as the layout is so Monochromatic, I will also be entering it in the Colorful Creations mid-month challenge 🙂

Here is the sketch:

hearts

And here is the layout that I came up with!

Favourite hair

This layout is goint to go in “the book of me“. When I created my Crazy Hair Don’t Care layout recently, I had to make it without any photos of my blue hair, as I couldn’t find any decent ones anywhere (I did find two, but they were scans of not so clear images, so they didn’t print very well) But a couple of weeks after making that layout I finally found this photo of me with blue hair! Yay! I absolutely loved my hair like this, and sometimes I wish I had the guts to have it done again! Unfortunately I am not 20 years old any more….

The papers are from Echo Park Creative Agenda. The tickers are Fitzgerald and the heart stencils are from The Happy Scatter, a shop on Etsy and the lady who runs it is a fellow scrapbooker from the UK! And that is pretty much it! The layout is so simple! I created the paste to put through the stencil with modelling paste and ink sprays. To get this colour, I mixed Turquoise Shimmer Mister, Teal Heidi Shine and a touch (literally, one drop) of Mr Huey’s Double Yellow. I am very pleased with how well the paste coordinates with the papers.

A couple more close ups:

Favourite hair2

Favourite hair3

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

Maria x