Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A debutante .. with Alz

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Amanda
Happy birthday to you!!

Okay, so now that that's been taken care of, let's get on with the show! Seriously though Amanda, I hope you have a truly brilliant day. Hugs.  :) xx

Now, as much as I love mixed media styled layouts like the one I shared yesterday, occasionally a photo comes along which needs to be treated a little differently. Where mixed media isn't warranted. This was on those photos. My mum at aged 16 as a debutante. I needed to scrap this 'prettily' (I'm not a fan of 'pretty' LOL). I also needed to respect that the layout was going into my mum's album. Unlike my father's side of the family, my mum's family was very poor growing up and the photos she has of her childhood and adolescence are rare. One day she sat down and told me the stories behind the photos and over the years, quite literally, I've been scrapping them for her. She has seen her album evolve and grow and loves it. So I had to keep that in mind. LOL mum wouldn't appreciate her debutante photo being amongst a mountain of texture paste and mists and sprays and inks and whatever else I could find!!!

A debutante

My usual mixed media had to be replaced with pretty papers and lots and lots of flowers! Which is where D-lish Scraps steps in. I love the range of flowers available in store. On this layout I've used a combination of Forget Me NotsRambling RosesRosebuds, large Resin Roses and mini Silk & Organza Heirloom Flowers. In amongst all those flowers I've also used a Resin heart from a previous Just Add Paper Kit, a Resin birdPVC Doilies, mini 3.5" round Paper Doilies and a Horizontal Stripe Bag. I coloured the PVC Doilies with a red StazOn ink pad and used a scallop border punch on the top of the Horizontal Stripe Bag to soften the edge a little.

What's next for me? I'm not entirely sure. I bought some new papers recently so perhaps I'll have a flick through those and see if anything jumps out at me? Maybe I'll start some pocket page scrapping?  I could re-visit Ros' bingo challenge from the 5th Birthday Bonanza earlier this month and choose a few more lines to play with? Or even make up some kits according to Leanne's recipe challenge. Who knows? I guess we'll see when I'm back next month.

Til next time .. happy scrapping! Alz    :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We named you Spud .. with Alz

Morning D-lish Scrappers!

Now that the 5th Birthday Bonanza is well and truly over its time for me to get serious again with some mixed media magic.

We named you Spud

I wanted to keep the focus of this layout on the background and photos so I needed to go very minimalist with my embellishments. They had to blend in with the background and photos, yet provide contrast. I achieved that by spraying some chipboard white and then using flowers that worked in with the colour scheme and others in pops of white.

The D-lish Scraps embellishments 'made' this layout if you know what I mean .. kraft Shipping Tags, a white Bitty Bag, Gold and Natural Cotton TwineHand Dyed Muslin in Blue, Teal Stain and Teal, a Flair Button from the Click Click pack, white Aster from the Spring Mix pack, white Sweet Petites, a white Sweetheart Bloom, and Freckled Fawn Dew Drops (Arrows).

That's it for me this month. I really don't want to think about it but I won't be chatting with you again until August!!! Seriously, where has the year gone? At least it means we're another month closer to Summer LOL!

Til we meet again, happy scrapping .. Alz   :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

5th Birthday Bonanza wrap up .. with Alz

Morning peeps!

I can scare believe it but the Fifth Birthday Bonanza cyber crop feels like it was months ago already! Wasn't it just the best fun though? I hope you were able to participate in some way however big or small. I'm afraid though that Amanda has set a pretty high benchmark with this party. LOL what on earth are we going to do for D-lish Scrap's sixth birthday?!

Anyways today I thought I'd do a quick wrap up of the layouts I did for the challenges with links to the D-lish Scraps products I've used.

challenge no. 1 by Tarrah
Products used .. Washi Tape, a variety of Journal Its .. Arrow Word Tabs, Arrow Word Tabs Polka Dot, Arrow Word Tabs Woodgrain, Chalk Bubble Words and Tab Bags Kraft Sayings .. black Wood Veneer Glasses, dark Wooden Star ButtonsFlair Buttons from the Duly Noted pack, a camera Freckled Fawn paper clip, and a black and white bag from the Rainbox Mix Horizontal Stripe pack.

challenge no. 2 by Kylie
Products used .. purple Hand Dyed MuslinBitty BloomsFreckled Fawn Dew Drops (Arrows), Micros chipboard (Mixed Chevrons), Flair Buttons from the 2014 Script Words Watercolour pack, and a geotag Pinkfresh Studio Colourblock Veneer.

challenge no. 3 by me!
Products used .. AstersRambling RosesSweet Petites, a white DaisyCosmos DaisiesCherry Blossoms and Mini Metal FlowersFlair Buttons from the Duly Noted pack, a large Felt Doily from the brown pack, a black canvas Pick 'n' Place Bow, Kraft/Black Cotton Twine which I unravelled, a small Kraft Bag, a medium kraft Shipping Tag, a Wood Veneer umbrella (love these!!), Micros Mixed Chevron Chipboard and a PVC Doily

Challenge no. 4 by Agnus
Products used .. a Flair Button from the Click Click pack, Geotags and Navajo Arrows Colourblock Veneers from Pinkfresh StudioWooden Veneer flower buttons, Resin flowers, and Chalk Folded Banners Journal Its.

Challenge no. 5 by Leanne
Products used .. a Silk & Organza Mini Heirloom FlowerAster and Rambling Rose flowers, Washi Tape, Navajo Arrows and Geotags Colourblock Veneers by Pinkfresh Studio, a Chipboard Heart and Chipboard Arrows (Family/Laugh/Love), Freckled Fawn Wood Chips (Birds), a Freckled Fawn Paper Clip, a Flair Button from the Click Click pack, Cotton Twine and a Wooden Veneer Love Arrow.

Challenge no. 6 by Ros
Products used ..  Journal Its Arrow Word Tabs, Arrow Word Tabs Woodgrain, Hello Cards and Tab Bag Kraft sayings, Rainbow Ticket PackWood Veneer Love Arrow, Navy Blue and White Cotton Twine, a Flair Button from the Polaroid Picture pack, and a Navy Chevron Bag.

Challenge no. 7 by Wendy
Products used .. Freckled Fawn Enamel Dew DropsFreckled Fawn Wood Chips (Birds), Navajo Arrows and Geotags Colourblock Veneers from Pinkfresh StudioWashi Tape, Arrow Word Tabs and Hello Cards Journal ItsFlair Buttons from the Geometrics Navy/Teal/Yellow pack, Wooden Veneer Love Arrow, a white DaisyRambling Roses, and Sweet Petites.

Challenge no. 8 by Karyn
I used a lot of D-lish Scraps embellishments on this layout, unfortunately though the bulk of them came from the latest Just Add Paper Kit (Hello .. I love you) which I think sold out in something like five seconds flat! Otherwise I've used .. black Motex Tape, a white Aster, a 3.5" round paper Doily, and kraft Shipping Tags.

That's it for me today. See you all tomorrow!

Alz   :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sweet Memories By Leanne

Hi everyone Leanne back with my last share for this month, I decided to do this layout of me and my best friend Jenny we have been friends for over 20 years. We don't get together very often only tend to catch up every few years as she lives interstate. For my page I went with a black and white theme and incorporated the burnt orange as a mask in the background bringing the colours of flowers into it as well. My D-lish products I have used in behind my photo's are a  heart paper doily, a mini PVC Doily and a Journal it Tab.

To the right of my photo I designed my D-lish flowers to form a flower vine which consisted of a white Elise Flourish with a Bling flower, Aster flowers in red and white, Small Roses Black and Red, Rose buds and Velvet White Leaves.
Close up of the flower vine, I've used a leaf punch to fill in between the flowers.
My title is the chipboard words from D-lish which I have just painted black, below my title is some wood veneer hearts from Freckled Fawn and the large heart is a Wood Veneer also from D-lish. I have also added small Roses and a small Resin Flower.
Don't forget you can buy all your D-lish products at
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Friends By Leanne

Hi D-Lish friends I'm back to share another layout with you using more D-Lish goodness. This layout I did is of my daughter Holly and her lovely little friend Jessica, taken at my friends 40th birthday party few months ago.

The layering behind my photo I have used a yellow Chevron bag, White Heart Doily, Journal it tab and a yellow Ticket. My flower cluster is a white Rambling Rose, yellow Forget Me Not, Sweetheart Blooms a Resin flower on a Bobby Pin plus one of my favourite Flairs.
To the bottom left of my photo I have punched a couple of hearts and used the D-Lish Yellow Forget Me Not flower, a Wood Veneer Envelope and a Black Resin Butterfly.
I have also used the D-Lish Chipboard Titles Happy and Friends which I have painted and used a
white gel pen to make them pop! Then added a small Resin Flower.
You can grab all these products and more from the D-lish Store
Till next time Scrap Friends!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Little Devil By Leanne

Hi all you D-Lish fans out there just sharing a page I did of my mums late dog called Devil. Yep he certainly lived up to his name he really loved his basket of soft toys, and was really good never destroyed them just loved to play and throw them around. So I thought I would scrap this page for her as a lovely reminder of him.

I have used lots of D-Lish goodness on my page! behind my layering I have used one of the black and white library cards which I have done my journaling on it. At the top and bottom of my page
below my photo's I have used small Resin flowers, wood veneer hearts a yellow forget me Not flower and some black twine.
To the bottom left of my photo I have used the lovely Wild Roses, Flair button, Pick and place bows a Pink fresh Arrow veneer and some Dew Drops.
Don't forget to check out the D-lish Scraps store at
look forward to sharing with you again.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Best Love - by Tarrah

Hi everyone!

Tarrah here again with my last layout share for the month....I have used some Crate Paper products and of course my fave D-lish Scraps products as well.. 

'The Best Love'

My long list of D-lish Scraps products used on this layout!!!

Phew! What a D-lish packed layout this one is!!

Thank you so much for stopping by the D-lish Scraps blog today..I will be back again next month with some more shares.....till then...happy creating!

Tarrah x