Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sweet Moments | Sue Plumb

Hello again! It's Sue back with you for my final share this month and this time I've gone all gorgeous and girly again. (I think this photo of my daughter totally deserved it though!)

So many D-lish-ous goodies on this layout! Here are some close-ups...

One of the newest items in the store (and already a firm favourite of mine), is the silver Script Words Metallic Flair. These are so perfectly neutral and work for just about any kind of layout! Also pictured is a stunning ivory Green Tara Heirloom flower, some roses and a white Bitty Bloom

More beautiful blooms! Roses, Bitty Blooms, Cherry Blossom and even a Cosmos Daisy tucked in there. Along with a silver Foil Doiley and (of course!) a red Sequin Bow.

Hiding amongst the flowers is a Wood Veneer Love Arrow. (I simply dry-brushed it with a touch of gesso to help it blend into my cluster, just as I did the flowers.)

Additional D-lish products used on this layout include silver Glitter Washi and a Wordfetti strip (from a previous JAP kit).
Papers, stickers and die cuts are by Heidi Swapp; Kaisercraft and Project Life.

Thanks for stopping by today for my final share this month. Be sure to pop back tomorrow to see what the next D-lish Designer has in store for you!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Life is Beautiful | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue back with you again today, sharing my take on this month's awesome Inspiration Board challenge.

First, here is a reminder of the board...

And here's my take on it...

As you can see, I used both the sketch and the colours as a basis for my layout, plus I drew specific inspiration from the images shown (feathers, flowers, layers, Aztec inspired patterns). There are also PLENTY of D-lish Scraps products on this layout.

Here you can see gold foil doiley; gold spot washi tape; Bitty Blooms - whiteForget Me Nots - purpleWood Veneer Speech Bubble.

One of my absolute favourites, the sequin bow (because they are available in all the colours of the rainbow and go with EVERYTHING!)

Another favourite of mine - flair! This one is from the Which Way Words set. I love this set because they are so neutral and are easy to incorporate onto almost any layout. Also pictured is a gorgeous Turquoise & White Apple Blossom flower; purple Forget Me Not and gold foil doiley.

I also used this Wood Veneer Cupids Heart. Because these are blank, they are able to be used in either orientation, making them very versatile. They can also be altered with paint, mist, ink, etc.

Other D-lish Scraps products you will spy on my layout that I haven't already mentioned are the Cherry Blossom flower (I LOVE these and use them all the time!) and also a rose.
Papers / cards are a mix of Glitz Designs; Daisy Bucket; Basic Grey; Kaisercraft and Project Life.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope I have inspired you to play along with this month's Inspiration Board challenge if you haven't already. 
I'll be back tomorrow with another creation for you!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Girls are the Prettiest | Sue Plumb

Hello D-lish fans! It's Sue Plumb here with you today, and I am so excited to be making my official D-lish debut!

Here's a bit about me...
I am a stay at home mum of 3 (daughter Brielle, who is just about to turn 7; and twin sons Hunter & Kaden who are 2.5). I live amongst the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains in Qld and I have been scrapping for about 6.5 years. When it comes to my style, I am a bit of a "mixed bag". Sometimes my layouts feature messy mediums and lots of layers, whilst others feature cleaner lines and stitching. I also love colour, so you are sure to see plenty of that. I am fortunate to have had my work published numerous times, and am absolutely thrilled that my work is gracing the cover of the current issue of Scrapbooking Memories! I am so excited to have made the transition from passionate customer to D-lish Designer and look forward to sharing with you!

On that note, I thought I should start my term by creating a layout that showcases some of my absolute favourite D-lish products and gives you an insight into some of the things I love most...

As you can probably tell, I am a bit of a flower fan (*ahem* addict), and I love the huge variety of styles and colours available in the store as there is something to suit every project. (And yes, I often use them on my boy pages too!)

Here's a big dose of colour and layering - how many D-lish products can you spy in this photo?

If you answered "lots", then you were right! ;)
Pictured here - Oriental LillyCherry BlossomsForget Me NotsCosmos DaisyVintage Rosewood veneer love arrow; resin heart; silver foil doiley; and loose pastel sequins. You can even see some flower stamens tucked away in there too! 

Of course, I can't forget that gorgeous pink Peony either!

More flowers - Forget Me Not and roses; plus this super sweet flair from the Love Notes set...

Additional D-lish products used on this layout include a sequin bowhearts washi tape; and wood veneer speech bubble. (Phew - think I got them all!)
Papers and stickers are by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Thanks for stopping by today for my first post. I will be back tomorrow with some more D-lishous inspiration for you!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meet Lisa Skinner | Guest D-lish Designer

Today we're profiling our current guest designer here at D-lish Scraps. Meet Lisa Skinner ...

We put Lisa in the hot seat so we could get to know her a little better.

Where are you from? Melbourne, Victoria
Tell us about your scrapping journey so far ... I have been a traditional scrapper for about 15 years and more recently started Project Life. I like to give most things a go, along with mixed media as well.
Define your style ... hmmm, I don’t like to pigeon hole my style as I think it’s ever changing and evolving. Most people would probably describe it as clean, neat or pretty.
Where do you draw inspiration from? Instagram, You Tube, Pinterest, Facebook, magazines or even random things like fabric or stationary.
What is your go-to embellishment/s? I love Ephemera packs, enamels dots, sequins, puffy stickers. Oh so many things – I love embellishments!
What’s your creative ‘trademark’? I would have to say layering. Whether it is a traditional layout, a Project Life spread or a card – I love to add layers using papers, vellum & ephemera.
When you’re not scrapping … I am busy being a Mum – spending time with my family, working, having coffee or lunch with a friend or getting that inspiration from the internet and dreaming about scrapping.
What is your greatest achievement? If we are talking life achievements then that would have to be surviving cancer 12 years ago. I'm pretty grateful for that.
Tell us something fun about yourself! I like to cook and watch cooking shows. I often make up recipes and my kids love to rate my food like they are judges on the TV show My Kitchen Rules. I have a very old recipe book that has lots of recipes glued in to it and stuffed in to the plastic sleeves of it - my kids fight over it, as to who will get it when I die!

Lisa has created some fabulous projects using goodies from the D-lish Scraps store. Be sure to pop back here on the 24th when Lisa will share what she has been making!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

" Love "

Hi everyone,
this is my last post for this month.
This is of photo of my gorgeous daughter and yours truly at a recent 21st birthday.

I love this page because it gives you a real look at me as a scrapbooker, lots of colour, flowers and of course embellishments which is just what the fabulous D-lish Scraps store is all about.

You can see that I have used heaps of flowers in this layout starting with the pink and aqua ones from LB Boutique Elements- Serenade French Carnival I added the following flowers too..LB Boutique-Elements Serenade-Strawberry-Fields, soft pink one behind the heart is Green Tara Mini-Heirloom-Flower then I have Roses scattered around the layout of different sizes and colours and  Forget-Me-Nots and some Sweetheart-Blooms

I took some of the Daisy-Leaf and added Gesso to make them white, inked and inked until I got that soft creamy/pinky/browny colour. I used the Scrap FX Love-Scribble-Heart and painted the heart white and then embossed the word  " Love " aqua to use as my title. You can see the background has heaps of layers and stamping.

I love the Scrap FX chipboard and have used Hash-Bits which I covered  in Gesso, and rubbed aqua ink on them. I also used Scrap FX Hash-Corners around my photo. I love to poke bits and pieces out of my clusters. I took one of the Little Birdie Butterfly from the packet to add to the top of the flower cluster.

Love to heap bits and pieces together and you can see I've added a hashtag Flair to this cluster. I'm so  in love with the Spiral-Stamens and added 3 of the pink ones to this layout. A few pearls out of my stash just to complete the layout.

Thanks for stopping by
I hope I have inspired you a little and look forward to seeing you in The Scrap Suite

Till next time " Happy scrapping "
Carol xx

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

" Love this Girl "

Carol back again,
I'm so excited to show you all another one of my creations. 

This is my eldest granddaughter " Emelia" aka Milly May.
 This is a tad different for me, not my usual layout full of loads of colour. This time I went with just a couple of colours and highlights of  black stamping and of course lots of yummy girly D-lish embellies.

I started by framing my photo, I painted a Scrap FX  Scribble-Frame-Love This and then I added Girl to make the whole title. Saw the Dandelion-Heart and knew I really wanted to add these. I painted and added some colour to the centres and glitter to the hearts on the ends. 

I think the After-5s, Lilac flowers are just stunning teamed up with
 Little Birdie Serenade-French-Carnival  purple flowers from the packet.
I just love the Dandelion-Heart, a little Gesso, painted and glitter to the hearts on the edges and then for some dimension I added colour to the centres. 
Adding or as I like to call it layering my clusters I have added some more of the  Little Birdie Serenade-French-Carnival flowers in the green. I used a couple of the purple Spiral-Stamen in the top clusters. To finish it off Ive taken one of the Bottle-Caps in the purple polka dots and added my granddaughter name on plain cardstock.

My favourite embellishment to add to a layout must be the flower, I love them all. On this layout I have added  After-5s White. The jewels in the middle just make them something special. Just love the effect of having the pearl and pearl hearts "dripping " down the page.

Another one of those stunning Dandelion hearts in the opposite colour. Tiny little  white roses here and there and then I poked a Hashtag flair into the cluster. A bit of random stamping and to accentuate each of the hearts n the drips I drew around them with a black gel pen.

 Thanks for stopping by,
 I hope to see you all back for my last share tomorrow
keep smiling.
Carol xx

Monday, April 13, 2015

" Adore "

Hi everyone,
 I am so excited to be here and proud to be able to share with you all my very first post for
D-lish Scraps as one of their new 

For those that don't know me....
I am a happily married with three grown up children, 1 girl and 2 boys, my daughter has given me 2 adorable granddaughters. 
You will get to know them all via my layouts.

I live in the beautiful Lake Macquarie area of NSW, Australia.

I became a SAHM in 2011 and apart from renovating our home I loved nothing more than to tinker in my garden creating a beautiful place where both my hubby and I  love to sit and unwind.
My "big sis" Julianne (scrap sister/BFF) decided in 2012 that I needed to learn cardmaking. When I decided that card making wasn't my thing she introduced me to the world of scrapbooking. A couple of  in home classes and some other shop classes and I was away, creating layouts with any spare time I had. 
I tried a few different styles, watched numerous tutorials online, read all the magazines and followed heaps of blogs and last year needing to stretch my scrapping decided to give online challenges a go.
I don't have any particular style but I like LOTS OF EVERYTHING on my layouts.
I  fill my pages with colour and adore mixed media backgrounds, working with inks and paints and texture paste. The messier the better. As you will see I love to add lots of layers, embellies and flowers (of course) to my pages. 
I have a very supportive hubby for my obsession and even though I am lucky enough to have my own room in my home for my craft I have rapidly  outgrown it. My gorgeous scrap widower (hubby) lol lol is in the process of  redesigned another area which will give me heaps more space and storage. Stayed tuned for more on my new scrap area which my youngest son has named 
" The Confetti Box "
I love this art and have been blown away by being published in Australian Scrapbook Ideas and Australian Scrapbook Memories. I was featured in  Scrapbook Memories recently as"Technique of the Month" .
I have been featured and have won a few online challenges.

  When I saw the DT call for  D-lish Scraps I knew it was perfect for me and lucky for me they thought so too.

So here goes....

 When I saw the gorgeous April Moodboard I just knew that I wanted my first share at D-lish to be a layout inspired by it.

This would have to be one of my favourite colour combinations.

This is my eldest son Jake and his fiancee Laura taken awhile ago now but its a nice photo and I have wanted to scrap it for awhile now. I made the photo black and white and scratched the edges to white. Its a look I'm using a lot at the moment. I framed their photo with the small Butterfly frame which i had painted gold.

 In the cluster at the bottom of the layout you can see I have used, White-Film-Strip the word Adore out of the -Wordlet-PackPaper Doily which I cut in half, a couple of roses which I coloured with Gelatos till I got the shade I was after. Oh and of course the "so lovely "Flair.

I love the Mini-Feathers, so I painted them gold dripping them 
down to the flower cluster at the bottom.
You can see I added a pink Oriental-Lillie next to
 the butterflies and little cupid on the otherside of the photo.

The heart that I used was an old single one I had floating around, so I 
covered it with some paper and cut it out. Not one to waste any bits.
More of the gorgeous D-lish roses and those stunning After-5s flowers in the dusty pink.

I try to add lots of different species of flowers as 
I think it adds lots more interest to my layouts. 
I also like to add heaps of goodies like the Star-Clip on the corner of the photo 
and the Flair on the tag above it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope
you have enjoyed my first layout as a design team member .

See you all tomorrow for a layout of my grand daughter  Milly May.

Keep smiling,

 Carol xx