Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hello (from Williamstown) .. with Alz

So whilst I was away in SA road tripping with my girlfriend and attending one of the most fabulous retreats ever (it was on my bucket list its that fabulous!!) GB took ten days off work so he could relax at home, put his feet up and not be nagged (LOL)! Anyways whilst I was away, every now and then I'd receive a text message or an email with a photo of Bear at a particular location, sharing with me what they were up to. I loved it, and received so many of them, I thought it might be fun to scrap them and put them in my SA album in a "whilst I was here, they were there" kind of way.


I've used lots of D-lish Scraps products on my layout .. a large, blue Felt DoilyD-lish Enamel Dots, 12mm and 18mm Clear Glass Cabochons, navy Hand Dyed Muslin, white Wildflowers, white Azalea and Alder Flowers, a navy paper bag from the Quaterfoil Rainbow Mix Pack, an 8" Paper DoilyJournal Its including cards from an old Just Add Paper Kit, a white Mini Wooden Peg, a "hello" wood chip from Freckled Fawn, navy Mini Roses and Flair Buttons from the Washi Hearts B, Which Way Words and In the Doghouse sets. Oh and finally, yet to be released, beach themed buttons.

So that's only one layout of a handful of fun things GB and Bear got up to whilst I was away. Stay tuned for more to come, including a visit to the old morgue. I know right? A morgue??? I much prefer my destinations!

Cheers .. Alz   :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Clare Valley .. with Alz

So from something very pretty yesterday, to something warm and welcoming today .. the Clare Valley. A magical place in South Australia just a couple of hours north of Adelaide where gems such as this are found.

Clare Valley

I've used .. the pistachio Monochrome Journal Its pack, Washi Tape, a Pinkfresh Studio Colourblock Veneer Geotag, retro Pinkfresh Studio Enamel Brad StickersFlair Buttons from the apricot and kraft Monochrome Patterns packs, white Peonies, white Wildflowers, a lime Forget Me NotFreckled Fawn Wood Chips (arrows), a white Wooden Leaf, a 4cm Metal Box Lock, and clear Motex Tape.

You might notice that I've used the reverse of the Pinkfresh Studio Colourblock Veneer Geotag. I wanted to use a Geotag but the bright colours obviously wouldn't suit my layout. So, easy peasy, I just used the reverse! Meanwhile I am so loving the Monochrome Journal Its .. its so easy to pop them in here and there on your layout for pops of colour and interest and they are such good value at only $2.50 a pack (I know right!!!). Plus if you get the free (with any order) Journal Its - Monochrome Pack - Printed Colour Chart you can custom order them in whatever colour you like if your colour preference isn't listed in store!

Anyways I could go on for hours about all the fabulous products in store, but won't LOL! Why not head over there yourself (D-lish Scraps store), have a look see, buy a few products and see for yourself. Trust me, you won't regret it!

Cheers .. Alz   :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Inspired by Wendy .. with Alz

This layout was inspired by Wendy Smith's recent cyber crop challenge to use wood veneers and to add colour to at least one piece.

A laugh is

I used the relatively new in store Wood Veneer Arrow Set which is seriously way too funky and the word wood chips by Freckled Fawn. I used a marker to change my wood veneers to a lovely dark claret red to match the raspberry Canvas Bloom. Although they looked great exactly as they were, I ended up adding some Glossy Accents to bring out the richness of the colour.

I also used the other following D-lish Scraps products on this layout .. red Coloured WireFlair Buttons from the seriously gorgeous Spring Fling set, white Mini Heirloom Flowers, and the following Resin flowers .. Forget Me Nots, a Cabachon and a Large Rose.

I seriously can't wait until December's cyber crop as, unlike many, its something of a quiet time for me. So fingers crossed I'll be able to scrap the, always inspiring, challenges on the weekend of the actual cyber crop. Like I said, fingers crossed!

Cheers .. Alz   :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


My third and final DT Reveal for this month. I took this photo last week at our local park.

I have used base paper from Studio 75 Panna Olivia 03.  It is actually greener than the photo is showing.  I used Viva Ferro Special Effect paste and a Prima stencil to create the rock effects on the background.

Again many awesome D-lish embellishments.  Some close ups for you detailing the items I used

In this photo it shows the awesome paper flowers and fabric blooms, together with leaves, crochet flowers, doilee, and twine

I have added a wood veneer corner frame that I coloured with Gold Magicals

I painted this Chipboard title with Magicals "Mountain Lavender Gold"

Thanks for stopping by and look forward to coming back with new layouts next month.  Dont forget to check out the challenge this month and have a go :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Well a different take today - from Pretty Pink yesterday to a landscape style layout in green/yellows:

I have used Prima "Epiphany Collection" Paper, A Crafters Workshop stencil and Finnibair Platinum Crackle texture paste, and assorted stamps to create the background.  I used washi tape and Elementals Resist canvas (coloured with Distress Stain - old Paper). The background colour is created using  Glimmermist "Marigold" and Heidi Swap Colour Shine Gold

Here is some close ups:

Here is have used a raw veneer frame, coloured with Viva Inka Gold "Old Gold", Flowers, Rhinestone Cabachons, Leaves, bows, and a chipboard birdcage covered with gold glitter and Journal It tags

Thanks for stopping by - and dont forget to come back tomorrow for another reveal :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sweet Smile

Hi there, It is mine turn for the November reveal and here is a layout I created using a heap of D-lish embellishments.

The background paper is from Montage "wisdom" Collection".  I used a Crafters Workshop Stencil and Finnibair "platinum crackle" paste.

This layout is filled with D-lish embellies.  Here are some close ups:

Here is used Chipboard Word Sweet  covered with Glitter, an arrow and cute little bow

thanks for stopping by and dont forget to check out this months challenge 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Memories Album.... by Cindy

Hi everyone it's Cindy here, thanks for joining me today...and welcome to my third post for this month.... Today I'd like to share with you an album I created to go with the decorative box I shared yesterday....

I started out by making the album covers from chipboard sheets, and covered them with the same 7 dots paper I used on the box... I decorated the album cover in the same fashion as the box with loads of D-lish Scraps metal filigrees and some Scrap FX chipboard pieces.

Here you can also see a lot of the same D-lish Scraps products used on the box.... I used silks to paint up the box and all those gorgeous filigrees...

I used loads of the wonderful D-lish Scraps metal filigrees... I used the six petal flowers - I snipped the petals apart and bent them up to create a layered flower - I used some of the mini metal flowers as centres, I also used the metal butterflies along with the five petal flowers and filigree flower centres, and metal daisies...I also used the epoxy resin seals and some Scrap FX Roman numerals and one of the Birdies...

Here you can see the inside of the album, I used the chevron bags to create pocket pages...  I painted them with a wash of metallic paint... don't they look fantastic... 

For the pages I stamped the edges of some cardstock...
And one final pic of the box and album together... 

Don't forget the cybercrop this weekend over at The Scrap Suite, hope to see you all there.

 D-lish Scraps products used:
metal butterflies

till next time 
Happy creating