Monday, March 19, 2018

'Together' by Mal

Hi all, 

Have you been scrapping?
Have you seen the Cybercrop challenges?
Have you done my CC challenge?

What do you think?

I love hearts and stars. And flowers. And bows.
Here I took a scattered stars stencil and used both the positive and negative of it.

I love raw elements on my page.
This time I took a raw chipboard frame from a while ago and a raw wood veneer title and stapled them down.
So much chipboard at D-lish, check it out all here.

Then I took an assortment of flowers, paper and material all in pink and different sizes and scattered them around my page.

I also took a pick-n-place bow in baby pink just tucked under my large flower. How cute is that bow!!???

Lastly I took more raw wood veneer stars with hearts and some pink hearts, 3 of course, which were in a past Just Add Paper Kit.

Lastly I placed 3 small enamel dots around my page.

So what do you think?

I'd love to see your creations over at The Scrap Suite

Happy scrapping....Mal xxx

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Things you love, love, love | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It's Michelle here today with a closer look at the layout I created and shared for our recent Cyber crop. Cyber crops are held mid month, every month, within our Facebook group The Scrap Suite and are a great source of challenging inspiration. This month I've set a challenge to Scraplift me! Whether it be part or all of my layout, I can't wait to see what you all create

To find inspiration for this challenge, I looked back on some past layouts I've created and ended up scrap lifting myself! HA The layout chosen was actually from an idea that was shared in a previous Cyber crop. Lets take a closer look...

The main focus of this layout was to recreate and document a new list of things that Leila loves. From her obsession with all things Super Mario to eating all day every day, its listed here to look back on for years to come.

The background started with multiple square pieces of pattern paper, a couple of circular creative cuts from the D-lish Store and a tonne of staples lol I then backed the list and photo with complimenting papers and adhered them to the middle of the layout with some foam tape.

Both layouts have turned out very similar, with a few slight differences. Heres a look back at the layout that I've scrap lifted. You can find the original post HERE

This precious girl sure does love to chill out with her "friends", drinking hot chocolate and listening to music on the iPad.

Once I had the main focal points of the layout adhered to the page I worked on the clusters. I grouped together items from the D-lish store along with some fussy cut flowers for the first cluster, and added a sprinkling of gold color shine to finish it off.

Items shown in this cluster are a Printed tag, Creative cuts, paper flowers, Journal It's, Ombre wordfetti, D-lish Flair, Faceted & Glitter enamel dots

Over on the top right you can see I've tucked in a lace doily for a little extra detail, then embellished the edges with another flair button, paper flowers, creative cut, some more enamel dots and a fussy cut flower.

Lastly in this massive cluster I've added more Journal It's, a flair button, ombre wordfetti (seems to be a favourite of mine) more paper flowers, enamel dots, creative cuts, a fussy cut flower and a wordfetti piece that is stuck to the bottom of the photo.

Well I hope you've enjoyed seeing some close ups of this layout. It was quite fun to recreate an older style layout. I hope its inspired you to play along with my Scraplift me challenge too!

To see all the other challenges set by the other DT members, head over to The Scrap Suite HERE .

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, March 17, 2018

‘Bloom’ By Amy

Another month! Another Challenge! Yippee!

Yesterday the March challenge was launched – and today I am sharing the page I created using butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies!

A fun butterfly fact: butterflies cannot fly unless their body temperature is more than 30 degrees Celsius!


First, I have built up my page using patterned paper. 

Behind my photo I have prepared the background by stamping and using some ColourBlast texture paste in the ‘Leather’ under the photo. I have made layers, consisting of paper doilies and foil doilies.

Pictured here, I have used a wooden heart-shaped button and D-Lish Dots. The butterflies, as pictured, are both stamped and hand-cut.

As pictured here, I sprayed the lace butterfly with ColourBlast ‘Rainforest’ colour spray and watered it down to tone it down, for the page, and finished it with a D-Lish Dot.

In this small cluster on the left corner of my photo I have used: a flair button, D-Lish Dots – faceted, Pick n Place bows and paper flowers.
Here are some close-ups of the page, for your perusal. 

Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to seeing how you go with your interpretation of the challenge!

Ciao, Amy

Thursday, March 15, 2018

"Sweet Memories" by Jasmine Shea

I love recycling in my pages and in this page today I have used some wrapping paper as my background on some white cardstock.

No mixed media at all because the paper was busy enough and with some "pretty" D-lish Scraps pieces, my page was complete.

This is a photo of my Mum when she was about 9 or 10.  
So so sweet and I just wish I could have known her then to see what she was like as a young girl.

I have used a large doily in my background as my feature piece to draw your eye to the photo which I framed using  a raw veneer frame.
Followed up with two clusters of embellishments including a lace bow, bitty blooms, rose, paper flowers, leaves and a sequin bow.

Thanks for stopping by.  
Don't forget to join in with this months challenges over at The Scrap Suite  
if you haven't already.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Dream" by Anthea

Hi all.
Hope you are all well. 
Today I am sharing with you a very simple LO I did of my daughter at Artvo recently. 
My daughter adores all things unicorns, and I adore this photo of her with a unicorn so I decided I would try scrapping it.
I knew that I wanted the photo to be the main element on this page so I kept my other elements on this page very, very simple and used minimal colour to accent but not overwhelm the page.
Firstly I randomly smeared some different colour texture pastes though one of my favourite D-lish stencils.  (I think this was the first one I purchase and I NEVER get sick of it. )
I then placed all my other embellishments.  I had originally planned on using only the Totally Teal mini kit that D-lish just recently released, however I found that too much colour was washing away the photo so I ended up only using the creative cut and one of the butterflies from it and I found other, whiter supplies, to balance it all out.
I then added some white paper flowers and a fabric flower for good measure,  and a few white resin butterflies, from a previous JAP kit, up the side of the page. There are lots of butterflies to choose from here, and I know there are some in the clearance  section too.   I did try adding more stuff at this point, but just could not make anything look right and decided in this LO, the 'less is more' approach worked better.
To finish, I added a simple title and then distressed and sewed around the edges -  this added little bit more texture without overpowering the page.
I hope you like my LO and that once again it inspires you to create a simple LO of your own.  If you do create something - I would love for you to share it on the Scrap Suite
If you haven't already seen the Limited edition mini-kits, be sure to check them out.  There are 4 gorgeous colours; Totally Teal, Blissful Blush, Luscious Lemon and Peach Passion and each one of them is gorgeous and great value.
Till next time.
Take care and hugs from me.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Love Our Time Together | Amanda Lawrence

Hi D-lish fans!

Today I am sharing my second layout for March. It's a soft girly colour palette of mint and pink with a photo of my two best friends and myself.

I started by making a background which happened long before the layout ever eventuated. I used an ink pad which I simply stamped onto a craft mat, watered down and then applied using the packaging technique all over the background. I also added some random stamping and finally a few flicks of the same watered down ink.

Here's a look at that background before I added anything to it:

Once I worked out my paper layers and photo placement, it was time to embellish. That's always the fun part for me ... I love my embellishments!

If you were lucky enough to grab an Advent Calendar before Christmas you may recognise the 'love' wood veneer I used for my title, I left this raw. I used a selection of paper flowers; D-lish has an extensive range of these so even if you can't find exactly the same ones instore, there's plenty to choose from! The biggest flower you see was actually white. I simply stamped off some more ink on my craft mat, watered it down and painted in onto the flower to get the matching shade of minty green. The flair was also from the advent calendar but there's loads of designs in the store. I finished off this cluster with a canvas bow, white leaves and resin pieces.

My other cluster included more of these elements and was built around the Charms Creation heart I had in my stash which matched perfectly. I also added a polka dot date tab.

I hope you enjoyed today's share. I'll be back later in the month with another. 

Until then, 
Amanda x

Monday, March 12, 2018

"Beautiful" by Amanda H.

Hi all,
Last month, Amanda L released some limited edition mini kits. They came in 4 colours. I got one of each. Today's page used almost all the elements from the Peach Passion kit.
Check out my page and some close ups!
I started with some white cardstock and did some subtle white colour effects in peach. I also added gold splatters at the end to match the few gold accents I had included.
For the other elements on the page (taken from the kit), I layered them on top of a lace doily.
One of the key features of the page, was the machine stitching. I had fussy cut the vellum butterflies from the kit and I used machine stitching to attach them to the page. I love that they look like they are fluttering up the page. I also machine stitched around the round creative cut frame that came in the kit.
In the close ups, you can see the stitching and how I added other elements of the kit to the page.
Here you can see the crotchet heart, flair, butterfly and journaling spot.
The Journal It card in the pack - which I used to house the gold word title - was placed at the back of the top corner. I also included another flair and butterfly.
I loved the fabric flags in this kit!
Some of the gold accents you see are from my stash, some are D-lish gold enamel dots - coming to the store soon!
I hope you get your hands on these lovely kits - pages are SO easy with these!