Thursday, August 24, 2017

"Donut Day" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all well!!  Gwen here today to share another layout with you. This one may have you all wondering why on earth I would scrap about doughnuts, but I say why not!! Miss C was making a huge deal about International Donut day, she had marked it in her calendar and was counting down the days so it was a big deal in our house!  She was not going to let it go until she got a doughnut on International Donut day!  AND of course, such an occasion MUST be scrapbooked!!  For those wondering, it is on the first Friday of June so go ahead and mark it in your calendar now :)

 The idea for the design of this page started with a Crate Paper page from the Hello Love Collection from 2015.  I knew I wanted to fussy cut out a stack of the X and O elements from the sheet to make a background.  I started by staggering these in rows across my page.  Once I had these placed, I then went about punching with an edge punch some paper scraps from the same collection and layering them up on my background.  This design is in a way similar to another page I created with the same punched paper strips.  Not every page needs to be a new design or idea, sometimes it's great to scrap lift your own page and tweak it for something different.

Once I was happy with the background placement, I went about stitching it all down with my sewing machine.  Next, it was time to place my photo and photo mat, for this I've used a sheet of pattern paper and a piece of scrap and a paper doily. I then mounted it all on foam to help separate it from the background.

Next, it was time to add my title, for this I have used the Puffy Alphabet Stickers.  I just love how you can stitch these down; I've used grey here which picks up my photo and there is also a touch of grey in the pattern papers I have used.

I then went about creating 2 small clusters of embellishments.  One at the top of the page and the other in the bottom right-hand side of my photo.  These are not very detailed or layered, they were really just a few buttons and a paper flower from Little Birdie.  You can find the heart buttons here and the Jewelled Cabochons here.  With the paper layers going on in my background, I did want to keep my embellishments simple, it was really just some finishing touches I was adding.

Here you can see that I hand stitched the buttons on (after adding a very small amount of glue to hold them in place and the page was done!  I really love how it turned out and I hope next year, you celebrate International Donut Day, I'm pretty sure we will be!

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thanks for popping by today


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Learning is AWESOME | Michelle Stokes

Hello Friends! Welcome back to the D-lish Blog where we share all things crafty and wonderful! It's Michelle back today with a new layout share featuring THIS months Just Add Paper kit - Off the Wall. Such a cool kit to work with, and even though its kind of a Boys kit, it still totally works with photos of Leila that are a little less girly. 


A few months back Leila's class celebrated all things Alphabet, with the children all dressing as their favourite letter. Leila chose to go as the letter Z and kept telling everyone she was a Zebra HAHA (There may have been a very last minute late at night sewathon to create the T-shirt she wanted to wear lol)

I created the layout using 2 photos grouped together and slightly off centre, with the title to the right with a chunk of journalling underneath. I added 2 main clusters diagonally across the layout, and a smaller sprinkling of bits to finish off the design triangle. All pieces used on the layout come from the CURRENT Off the Wall Just add Paper kit

Heres a closer look at the kit and contents, along with the Inspiration board to match

Now a closer look at all the D-lish bits n bobs 💕💕💕

Everything I've used on the layout is from the KIT, with the exception to the new and AMAZING faceted Enamel dots. You can find them HERE - They're SO cool! That RAD flair is pretty awesome!

I loved these exclusive cut files! Such a great layering piece for someone who doesn't like to get too messy with backgrounds. Gives a slight texture to a page where its needed. I also added pieces of torn tissue paper, some of the green washi tape and some fun turquoise hessian under the photos.

Love LOVE loved this silver sparkly smiley face! Although I wasn't too impressed when I noticed I'd accidentally splattered it with Color Shine lol Happens all too often 

I layered the face over some more tissue paper, washi tape, hessian and a piece of the Creative Cut. I tucked in the green polka dot star flair and added a button star and enamel dots to finish off the cluster.

I coated the entire "Awesome" veneer piece in silver glitter paste, then felt it needed an extra colour so I pained half with some delusions paint, then some more glitter paste over the top. I combined this with some white letter stickers from my stash to create the title, and drew around the white letters so that they stood out more

Lastly I added some handwritten journalling and a few too many splatters of black Color Shine around the layout and called it done. 

Thats all for my share today, Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until Next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Awesome" by Julie Pearce

Good morning to everyone.

Today I'm sharing a layout I have created using this months Just add paper kit "Off the wall".
And I also used this months inspiration board.

I decided to scrap a photo of my hubby and his tough ute.
I started of with my background papers and using the paint splat mini stencil that came in the kit (which by the way is pretty cool) using some texture paste and then some water colours in matching colours. I layered my photo using the orange tissue paper and also adding some of the turquoise hessian, a few strips of the lime spot washi and that really cool creative cut brick panel.
In the left bottom corner of my photo I added another journal card and wooden chevrons and a chipboard cog that I embossed.
And lastly I used the Awesome wood veneer title with some turquoise hessian behind it and brick panel, another flair and a orange star button.

Thanks for checking out my layout and don't forget you still have time to join in with the August Inspiration challenge. And don't forget to check out all the great things in the D-lish scraps store.

Catch you next time
Jules xxx

Sunday, August 20, 2017

"xoxo" by Jasmine Shea

Happy day to you!

I have a quick share for you today.  
A page I created whilst on retreat last week. 

A lot of my D-lish products...well most of them...on this page were from past kits.  
I just wanted to share with you the value of kits.  
You can easily make 1-3 pages from a kit and then have left overs to keep using on other pages.  They really go a long way and make it great value for money.

The Flair, Tassel and Flowers are from the July Primrose Lane Kit 

The Bow was from the June Indigo Glitz kit

 The Pearls and Sequins were also from past kits

So you can see that you can also mix and match from your kits in any page.

The Flower Creative Cuts can be found here.
They are just perfect for layering on your page.

See you next time and don't forget to check out the D-lish kits here.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Crazy About You" by Anthea

Hi all.
Last time I saw you I was at a scrappy retreat having a ball.  Now I am home and I have a bad case of Imissretreatitis.  It is OK - don't panic!  I am self treating by scrapping a little more than I normally would which is easing me back into 'normal' life.
Today I am sharing with you one of my favourite LOs that I did while at retreat.  
I had a lot of fun with this LO.  It was all based around that 'crazy about you' paper.  I knew that I wanted to stray away from my usual white LO because I was trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I also knew that I wanted to use the D-lish hugs and kisses stencil that came in one of the most recent JAP kits. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  Firstly I started with some stamping and then I layered my texture paste on.  As you can see, I am not precise about how I put it on. In my mind it blends better, but the choice is totally up to you. I also used another D-lish stencil to add a few texture paste crosses.
I then messed up a piece of gauze and layered that with a few pieces of thread that I just let fall where they fell.  Again, I am not precise about this step. I find that the more precise I am the more it looks wrong.  I then just added some D-lish goodies to suit.  I have used a gorgeous D-lish daisy and a D-lish flair  from a past JAP kit as one of my main accents. 
I love all things resin and decided this little flower was gorgeous just off to the side.  (Note you can see the cross stencil pretty well in this shot).
I was finding the LO a little I added the strips of paper along the side.  I was not precise in my sewing - in fact my sewing nearly completely killed this LO, but somehow I saved it in the end.  (That is a story for another day).
I then layered this little bow, that I somehow didn't even know I had, on top of some more gauze and thread.  I think it and the big pink pearl are perfect for this LO and they finish it off beautifully. 
Well, once again.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you like my LO.
A note to everyone - check your JAP kits properly.  I seriously did not know I had that cute bow in my stash until retreat. 
Till next time - take care.

Friday, August 18, 2017

'Spread your wings and Fly' by Elisa Ablett

 Hi Everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout showcasing the gorgeous range of goodies from the D-lish Scraps store.

I was lucky enough to win a Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge recently and was sent a prize which included some gorgeous blues and copper colours in the lovely starburst, flat fabio and moonshot sprays, so thats where my inspiration came from. So I scoured through my extensive D-lish stash to find all things blue and copper to go with my colour scheme.

I love all things bohemian and dream catchers so I decided to make my own dream catcher with all the lovely feathers from the store. 

Let's take a look at the finer details of the layout in the close ups below !

Here is a close up of some lovely copper modelling paste through the Stencil---5-x-5---Pattern-Quartet with a palette knife, creating some lovely copper bling and texture on the background.

Some more of the stencilling on the right hand side along with the wood veneer title - Wood Veneer Alphas.

The feathers were made by spraying in layers, blue spray on the bottom and copper at the ends, then a little bit of copper glitter paste on the bottom of the Chipboard feathers. Wrap the wire around to create your circle for the dream catcher and staple to your page. Then add your feathers and the 'strings' of wire to your feathers. Add some blue cotton to the mix and your centre piece.

I added some background stamping using Carabelle Studios stamps and Fiona Paltridge's stamps from Aall and Create to the background to add depth before I glued my embellishments down.

And you have a finished layout.

Well that's it from me today, make sure you leave me some love in the comments xx


Thursday, August 17, 2017

'Hello Friend' by Tamara Buckler

Hello all,

Tamara here again to share with you my latest layout. I have to say it's been a tough couple of weeks in our household, with lots of lurgies and general mid year busy-ness. This has meant my mojo has been a little MIA! In order to get this layout done, I went back to my basic plan of attack: grab white cardstock, pick a patterned paper, pick the colours out of it, add embellishments, stick it down! Pretty pleased with the result considering!

I went with the grey, blush pink and mustard/gold tones from the paper, and pulled out my embellishments to work with this. I love the tutu blooms, I really feel they make a statement but are still so soft!

I clustered this up with a pink and mustard paper rose, and then nestled that with the gorgeous 'hello' wood veneer.  I then added some of the D-lish Puffy Alphas in grey to finish off my title. I added a couple of the new faceted enamel dots and a pretty pink Pearl Heart to add a little extra interest around my title.

I added another cluster to the other side of the picture for balance and used another paper rose, as well as a Bitty Bow Clip, and a gorgeous D-lish Flair.

You can see here that I tucked a beautiful lace doiley behind the matted photo, I love how this very gently softens and separates the photo from the page.

Thanks again for stopping by! I'd love to hear what your "go to's" are when you're lacking mojo!?

Big Loves,
Tam x