Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Inspiration Board Challenge

November ... it feels a bit weird saying that, doesn't it?! As life gets busier the days just seem to whizz by even faster. It's really hard to keep up in this crazy world sometimes. 
Our November board is gorgeous and I am so in love with these colours. This is the final instalment from our Spring Inspiration Team and they have been a great group of creatives to work with. 

Introducing Coral Glitz!

Told you it was gorgeous! Let's see what the Inspiration Team did with the board.

Love by Beck Beattie

Best Day Ever by Chloe Nielsen

Precious by Jo Tritton

Family by Lisette Smith

Never Dull Your Shine by Lizzy Crust

Merry and Bright Canvas by Melinda Sweetman

Part of the Team by Sonia Cotugno

Such an amazing array of samples from the team, they certainly didn't disappoint!

They would love for as many of you to join in this month as possible. That way they can finish up their time on the team on a high. 

You can find all of the details for entering in our Current Inspiration Board and Rules tab at the top of the page.

We simply can't wait to see what you come up with.

Happy Scrapping!
Amanda and the Inspiration Team xx 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Go LOUD! by Anna Allan

Hi again!
Last share for this month - and again I was inspired by another challenge from the October Cybercrop held recently over on The Scrap Suite.

If you want to take part of the monthly cybercrops - just head over to Facebook and look up The Scrap Suite and ask to join. You won't regret it! So much fun happens right there!

So the challenge (set by 'Queen' Renee) was to make Washi Tape shine.

I used a 'black with a dash of pink' colour scheme. I  used a couple strips of black and white patterened paper cut from a magazine, backed my photos with another b+w patterned paper from the Jubilee 'Wild Berry' range by MME, an inked grid background in the middle of the page, and letter stickers - the rest is all D-lish products including the washi tape.
I didn't just use the washi tape in strips but also cut triangles from the pink washi and added them to the page to add some pop!

D-lish products used:

Washi Tape
Glitter Washi Tape
Sequin/Glitter Patches - heart
Sequin/Glitter Patches - hot pink sequin bow

I will see you again next month with more D-lish goodness!

Anna :-)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hello, You Are Totally Awesome...

I'm back again with my second project share!
This time I was inspired by one of the challenges in the D-lish October Cyber Crop held recently over on The Scrap Suite.
Here it is...

The main crux of the challenge set by Lynn was to use PURPLE!!
Now this definitely was a challenge for me, as purple is not a colour I naturally gravitate to at all - but it does appear occasionally in my pieces, mostly when documenting things involving my girls...and I actually DID have quite a lot of purple embellies in my D-lish stash :-)

I have created the background by using gesso painted on in a circle. Once dry, sprayed lightly with water and applied the plastic bag method - painting water colour onto a zip-loc bag (in a circle in this case) and applying it over the damp gesso area! LOVE THIS METHOD - it's my go-to water colour background technique!! I've then just splattered with silver colour mist as well.

I've added a dash of the greyish tone to break the purple up a tad on this page - I had some paper offcuts in my stash that I used and then some purple dotted and striped papers from the Jubilee "Sherbet" range by MME.

D-lish products used:

Felt Doily
Monochrome Journal Pack
Carnival Ticket
D-lish Dots
Pick 'n' Place bow
Pearl Cabochons - Star
Flair Button ( I used 2014 Script Words - Watercolour)
Mini Wooden Peg
Journal It's - Wordfetti (I used 'Sugar & Spice' )

Hope you like!

Anna :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inspiration Board - Hello My Name Is Anna...

I would like to begin with a big fat excited HELLO!
I LOVE D-lish and am so honoured and thrilled to be a part of the design team!

I would like to start my first run of blog posts with this layout that I created inspired by this month's Inspiration Board.

The creation of the background kind of happened rather randomly actually - inspired by something destined for the rubbish! Funny that!
I had some scrunched up tissue paper on my desk from offcuts of another project and was about to chuck them out but accidently dropped them onto some white cardstock as I leaned over the desk to the bin.
Ding Ding Ding! LIGHTBULB!!
I placed a few more other scrunched pieces on the page, grabbed some navy Heidi Swapp Colourshine and spritzed away.
Ta-dah! There was my background! 
Don't ya just love it how ideas just come out of nowhere sometimes!!

I didn't have one of those gorgeous Just Add Paper kits that come out every month that co-ordinate with the board but I was confident I had PLENTY in my D-lish stash that would work. 
The only thing I had to do was to just add paper (MME - Jubilee 'Wild Berry' just for those that are curious) and some ink splatters and letter stickers. All the embellishments were D-lish!

So what did I use?

Coloured Tulle - I used Magenta
Coloured Doily - I used a light pink one
D-lish Dots - Ombre Green
Bitty Blooms - Green
Flair - Live Life Happy, Ombre Words

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care!

Anna xx

Monday, October 27, 2014

Night Noodle Markets - with Katie

Good Morning and great to see you here at the D-lish Scraps blog! I am here today sharing my last post for the month with a page called Night Noodle Markets.

Back in July Brisbane was lucky enough to experience Night Noodle Markets that already had been so successful down in Sydney and Melbourne. Well, I think based on what we saw, they were a great success for us too and I am hoping it means they will continue each year! So, I snapped a couple of photos when we went to check it out, as we scrappers do!

With my photos and a stash full of goodies I created this page. I have used these D-lish goodies: Paper Bag, Journal It's, Flair Button, Sequins, Paper Doily, Wood Veneer and a Wooden Button.

I just love the patterned paper bags. They are so easy to use, and when you cut them open like I have here they resemble a tab folder and make the perfect background for a photo.

I just love adding flair to my pages, they are one of those easy to add embellishments because you can always find one to match your project!

The Journal It's are so great for layering, you can tuck them in just about anywhere.

This title is one of my favourite creations with my Silhouette! I just love using my cutter, and I decided to branch out a bit and use the drawing capabilities a little more. Here I picked a great chalkboard style font and used the machine to write the title with white gel pen on black cardstock, then I used the Silhouette to cut around it! It looks so cool and I am so pleased!

So that is it from me for this month. See you next month! And remember, just keep scrapping....

Katie x

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oh Happy Day - with Katie

Hi again there! Welcome back to the D-lish blog and my second post for the month (and ever too if we wanted to get technical!).

I have a layout to share with you that started out as a possible background for the September cyber crop. Some of you may remember I popped up a photo in The Scrap Suite showing a positive and negative result using some gorgeous bright mist colours and a bubbles mask. Well I thought I would show you what I did with the page I didn't use!

So,instead of using the whole background as is, I cut it into smaller sections and mounted on black cardstock for contrast and used them like patterned paper. I thought the colours and patterns really suited the photo of my gorgeous niece at her circus birthday party! The rest of the embellishments are fairly simple and are clustered around the photo. I have used: Paper Doily, Chalkboard Journal It's, Resin Flowers, Crocheted Heart, D-lish Flair Buttons, Resin Butterfly, Motex Tape, Paper Flower, Journal It's ticket, Mini Peg and Embossed Stickers.

Creating little embellishment clusters is so easy with all the great little finds at D-lish! I don't know if you have seen the embossed stickers in the shop, but they are very cool! They are a sheet of embossed stickers (ok you probably figured that part out!), that you can ink, paint or mist to colour to suit your project! The little red flowers are the stickers that I used from the sheet. Don't they look fab!

And I am loving the mini pegs! I think this one came out of an older kit, but you can buy them in just about whatever colour you want to!

I just have to say that one of my go to's in my stash is my Motex Tape Writer! Especially with the black or dark blue tape, it just seems to be the perfect finish to so many pages, and the black on this page really stands out.

So, that's it from me for today. See you soon,

Katie x

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first blog post as a D-lish Designer! How exciting it is to be here, I am still pinching myself! The bonus is that I get to share the fun I have with my stash of D-lish goodies, and let me tell you it is ever expanding. Just don't tell my husband!

I was so inspired by this months Inspiration Board that I knew I just had to make a page based around its glorious colours, so I thought I would start here for my first post.

I just loved the bright colours mixed with the black to make them pop so that is where I started for my page. I also wanted to mention just how much I am loving the Paper Bags at the moment. I think they are one of my go to items! So many patterns and colours and sizes to choose from and they are so easy to add into your page design, just like using patterned paper! So lets look at my page:

Don't you just love the way bright colours pop on a black background! Can you spy all the D-lish goodness I have used too? Besides the spotty paper bag there is Felt Doilies, Paper Doilies, Paper Flowers, Resin Flowers, Resin Heart, Flair Button, Freckled Fawn Arrow and Enamel Dots, Journal It's and Pinkfresh Studio Wood Veneers.

Now how about some close ups?

 Now I have to say, if I am being perfectly honest, I am not a big flower user on my pages. Can't tell you exactly why, but there you have it! So I have challenged myself to try and add a flower or two with every page I do. The huge selection of styles and sizes to choose from at D-lish made this challenge a little easier! A little paper flower here and a resin flower there and suddenly I have become a flower girl!

These paperclip arrows from Freckled Fawn are just so easy to add on to your page and they make such a statement! And I am loving all the great colours you can get the paper doilies in! They are a bit like the paper bags, easy to just pop on to your page.

Don't be afraid to cut your felt doilies in half and tuck them in around your page. It is a great way to add them in a more subtle way, except of course when they are hot pink!

So, there you have it, my first post! I hope you will be back for my next one, and why don't you have a go at creating something for the inspiration board. You still have a few days left to get your entry in!

Katie x