Thursday, January 18, 2018

Creative Cards | Michelle Stokes

Hello Scrappy Friends! It's Michelle back today with a new creative share, the first in over a month while I've been off on 'Sick leave'. For those who weren't aware, I had 'emergency surgery' mid December to have my pesky gallbladder removed. Since then I've been taking it easy and resting a lot. It's taken me a while to get back in to the swing of creating, so I thought what better way to ease into it than making some cards. 

These cards are quite easy to replicate with any pieces that you may have within you own personal D-lish stashes 😍 All cards are perfect for gifting along to a friend just to say Hello, something I need to do more often to remind those I cherish that they are loved.

The first 2 cards are super simple, gathering Creative cuts and faceted enamel dots from the D-lish Scraps store along with a lace butterfly, some ombre wordfetti and left over pieces of pattern paper from the Bohemian Dream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 

So quick to create, and such a sweet card to pass along to a friend to remind them to smile  😀

This card was also quick to create by gluing and stapling the pieces together with slight hints of dimension.

The next 2 cards were a little more fiddly, made using bits and pieces from last months Papercrafters Advent Calendar . Such a fun box of goodies that was for this crafter to open, although I only got to open half the month before being admitted to hospital with gallbladder issues. That meant I had to rip the remainder open all at once which was both a happy and sad experience as I knew how much effort went into packing all those bags and to not be able to enjoy opening them as they were intended was a bummer.

For the larger card I've started with a pattern paper from the new More than Words collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I felt the colours of the floral pattern really complimented the colours of embellishments within the Advent Calendar goodies. I made one massive cluster using the large pink and green flowers, the pretty pink leaves, flair button, yellow tassel, journal it and a carnation from my stash. I cut apart the XOXO cut file piece and secured these in separate places and finished it off with some enamel dots.

Lastly this pretty card, such a happy little thing! I started with some pink cardstock layered with a 4 inch doily from my stash. I pulled the entire centre out of the yellow flower and rearranged it to sit flatter with a flair button in the centre. I tucked in a couple of the pink leaves and some resin flowers then finished it off with some sequins.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

'Love' by Amy

Hi everyone,

I wanted to take the opportunity to create a romantic collage. At the same time, working with the classic colour combo of red, black and pastel pink.

For the background, I used black cardstock as a base. I have used patterned paper to make a grid-like format. The polka dot was perfect to use here. After I adhered the patterned paper down, I outlined the polka dot paper with a ruler using a white journal marker. Then it was time to embellish!

These love hearts here were hand drawn with the help of the cool ‘heart’ stencil from the ‘Hello Sugar’ kit. This is one gorgeous and sweet kit, filled with beautiful morsels.

On the right-hand corner of the grid, I have placed a white paper doily behind the patterned paper with a flair button placed on top.
Both the Washi tape and the pink pearls were from a past ‘Just Add Paper’ (JAP) kit.

In this cluster here, I wanted to create a confetti-shaker type embellishment. To create this, I used the gorgeous heart wood veneer frame from the ‘Hello Sugar’ kit. However, if you look in the store, there are other wood veneer shapes that you can use to your liking. I have placed some sequins from the same kit and covered it with an acetate sheet. I have placed a lace butterfly with a polka dot bow and pearl, from the store.

Finally, inside this frame, I have used a handmade heart from Charms Creations.
I have placed it on top of a paper doily with a resin flower.
The title ‘Love’ is a hand die cut.

Then the page is now complete!

Thank you for stopping by to check this out.
Ciao for now,

Monday, January 15, 2018

"Memories" by Jasmine Shea

Hello hello.

Today I am sharing a page with you that I created
whilst watching a series on  
Some of it was fiddly and took a bit of time so it was a great opportunity to catch up on an episode or two of the series.

My page was centered around the wonderful  
I am sure there was an easier way to put the patterned paper and pieces together but anyway....
I managed to get there in the end.
It's amazing how much patience I have for scrapbooking but other everyday tasks...mmmm.... not so patient.

I then layered the Die Cuts and added lots of black and white D-lish goodies to fill in the gaps.
I used a coloured photo (one of my faves ever of the kids) so it would pop from the page.

Hope you have a great Scrappy Week.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Perfect Day" by Anthea

Hi all. 
Anthea here yet again.  Hope you are all doing well?  I have just returned from a 8 day cruise to the South Pacific.  It was fun, brilliant, relaxing and exhausting all at the same time.  The thought of scrapping right now is exhausting, so today I am sharing with you a LO I did at the last retreat which is simple, but pretty and fun all at the same time.

The colours for this LO were chosen to match the colours in the photo (a selfie of my gal and I) - the pinks and yellows make for a really pretty soft look.  Firstly I applied some yellow texture paste through some stencils - the one I used here was not a D-lish one - but D-lish have similar ones here. I then laid a piece of paper right down the middle of the page and softened it with some pretty vellum that I had on hand and sewed down the sides and around the edges of all of my papers. 
I then placed a big (and gorgeous) D-lish doily right at the back of my photo to make it pop. 
I then just cut up some lace butterflies and scattered a few around the page with a few little D-lish dots and resin dots from past JAP kits.  D-lish has so many colours of these dots so you can always be fairly sure you will find something to suit your LO.
When this was done - I simply picked some coral puffy alpha stickers and stuck them down.  I wanted to soften them a bit too - so I sewed right through the middle of them.  The fact that they are so soft and fluffy makes them perfect for this kind of treatment.
I love how simple this LO is but how pretty it is at the same time.  Yet again - I hope you like my LO and hope I have inspired you in at least some small way.
Till next time,
take care

Saturday, January 13, 2018

So Much Chocolate | Amanda Lawrence

So, I have a bit of a confession ... 
until my birthday last year I had never been to one of those chocolate themed restaurants. It has been on my bucket list for some time but just never got around to it. And because it's totally okay to have chocolate for lunch for your birthday ... right?! ... what better excuse to tick it off the list! 

Here's my layout ... 

(notice the smiling faces? that's totally pre chocolate coma lol)

I also wanted to add a photo of the platter we shared but didn't want the brown colours to detract from my layout. 
Add a bitty bag and a handmade tag and I had the perfect hidey hole for said picture. 

Now lets have a look at the embellishing ...

I added a lace doiley for softness under my photo, you really can't go wrong with these beauties.
I also added a lace butterfly, resin, flair and forget-me-not paper flower.

My main cluster had a stunning rustic bloom in pink, another flair, sequin bow and an assortment of resin and paper flowers.

Hope you enjoyed my share today. 

Amanda x

P.S. Anyone else got a craving for chocolate now? ;) 

Friday, January 12, 2018

"Hugs and kisses", by Amanda H

Hello everyone!
Here is my second share for January.
And of course I raided by goodies from the 2017 Advent calendar to create it!
Here is my page:
 After 25 days of opening brown paper bags... my jar looked like this....
So my first job was to sort all the lovely D-lish goodies out. Look at this haul! I know that I will be able to create many many projects with this collection.
For today's page - I used the pink and yellow colour scheme - perfect for my cute unicorn photos!
I mounted the photos on the pink tissue paper. I also cut some little triangles of the pink tissue paper to put behind the triangle windows in the patterned paper. {I have had this beautiful Pink Paislee paper in my stash for so long, and yes it came with the triangles already cut}.
I layered the photos with the doily and then created the cluster along the bottom.
Here I used resin flowers, Willow blossom, a D-lish flair button, leaf, journal circles, word cut outs and  yellow tassel - all elements from the Advent calendar.
For the title, I used one of the creative cuts "hugs & kisses" which I was able to paint yellow very easily.
If you weren't lucky enough to get an Advent calendar, you can find similar beautiful goodies in store, via these direct links:
Thanks for looking today!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

so many reasons to smile | nicolee cable

Hi everyone, happy new year!

This is my first post for 2018, so I hope you all welcomed in the 
new year with family and friends.  Ours was very quiet with an early night for the adults as we'd only just returned from holidays.
As we were away, I didn't get to scrap during my break but enjoyed putting this layout together when we got back.
These are two (of my many) gorgeous nieces (love having girls in my life!) and I'd love to talk you through how I did this layout.

I was inspired by the December Advent Kit that came out.  If you missed out last year, you definitely need to be on the look out for it if the boss-lady does it again this year.  It was such a treat to open a little packet everyday for 25 days leading up to Christmas.  It was a wonderfully designed kit and the colours were lemon, pink and spearmint, wrapped in brown paper bags with beautiful lace doilies and lots of wonderful little embellishment treasures inside. This will be the first layout of many using those gorgeous embellishments.

First was the background, I don't often do black/dark backgrounds but thought this would really make the colours stand out.  I stenciled in white/pearl paint with a couple of different D-lish stencils.
I then used a white posca pen as ink for a couple of word stamps that came in a Just Add Paper (JAP) kit.  I then stamped with teal coloured ink, with the fabulous paint-brush stamps in the Advent kit. Then I splattered white posca pen paint over the page. 
I tore up a medium sized doilie, a medium sized brown paper bag and washi tape, along with some patterned paper and placed them as the foundation of the background.

...then I placed some left over black hessian which I stretched and pulled...


...I added lots of sequins, the wooden heart, resin flowers and flair button (which became my title).

...the pink flower was a little too big so I cut 1/3 of the petals off and poked it under my raised photo.

...the leaf was placed as an embellishment on its own and the stem that was too long, I cut and placed under the heart (there's no need to throw anything out - make it a statement on it's own I say!)

I hope you like this layout and are inspired to get creating for yourself.

Here is a list of the D-lish embellishments I used:

washi tape
brown paper bag

Take care and here's to a wonderfully creative 2018 for us all.
All the best
Nicolee x