Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"The Happy Crazy Sister" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Everyone,

Gwen back with you today with a bright and happy layout.  I had such fun creating this page, not only due to the fun photo, but because it was created on a little scrap day with the super talented Amanda Hartmann and Nicolee Cable from the D-lish design team as well as some other very special scrapbooking ladies!

Yep, so now I better explain the photo a little.  This one features my sister and I and was taken on Christmas day 2016.  Our mum has a Christmas tradition (like many) that once dinner is served, we all crack Bon Bons, tell the jokes and wear our paper hats.  No-one is "allowed" to take their hat off until dinner is done!  One year, mum even made us all Santa hats and stitched our names on them which was hilarious, as we all obviously know each others names seeing we are having Christmas dinner together!! 

Anyway, this was a quick silly selfie taken of my sister and I to add to the ongoing tradition that is the Christmas hat for our family.  I'm so serious because I was concentrating on taking the selfie and she is crazy, well, because she IS just a little crazy.

Now onto the layout!!  This one started with some pretty paint splatters using my mists and these large yellow fussy cut flowers.  Next, I set about matting my photo and used a paper baggie to do this.  I love the bold colours of these!  I also found a scrap of yellow paper to mount my photo and Amanda gave me this piece of silver/white mesh which added lovely texture to my paper layers.   

Next, I added in my bright yellow fussy cut flowers and then went looking through my stash of D-lish flowers.  I just love the floral choices Amanda gets for us all, from paper to resin there are so many to choose from in lots of sizes, so great for layering.  I've added links below to all of these!

Once I was happy with my paper flower clusters, it was time to add in some resin flowers.  I like to spread these out in little clusters, usually in 3 spots around my page.   You all know by now I'm a huge fan of these wooden hearts, the perfect addition to any page... you can paint or ink over them but I rarely do as I love their soft wooden shade.  You can also see here I've added in some of the divine glitter dots as well.

One last close up, this time of the cute bow - how sweet are these??  They come on a paper clip so you can easily attach to your paper layers.

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and the little bit of silly that goes along with it.  It's so nice to scrap family traditions isn't it!

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thanks for popping by today

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Good Books | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone! It's Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring some of our new Creative Cuts. The hearts I've chosen to use are so pretty and delicate looking, and a perfect finish to this simple layout.

This was a super quick layout to create using scraps of pattern papers from a previous layout and a little less dimension than I usually create with. The only things I've raised off the page are the Creative Cuts as I stuck the photos straight to the background paper rather than popping them up with foam like I would normally. I kept to a diagonal/grid design, and made sure to replicate similar clusters top and bottom to ensure the page looked balanced. In the top left and bottom right of the 'grid' I've allowed for space to add photos and the title, and added machine stitching along edges of the papers and through the puffy alphabet letters to ensure they all stay stuck! 

I'm really happy with how it turned out. Here's a closer look..

Up in this corner I've layered in a couple of Journal It's (Tab and the Round & Round), some Forget me not flowers and a carnation. I've also added some twine to the heart, an enamel dot and a sequin from my stash.

The top of the left photo has a little ombre wordfetti piece along with some glitter enamel dots..

To replicate the top cluster I've used the same flowers along with another Round & Round Journal It, an ombre wordfetti strip and more twine to tie the 2 hearts together.

Lastly the title, made up of typed text and puffy alphabet stickers. Its a little play on the Dr Seuss rhyming which ties in with the photos, and is a perfect representation of Leila's current love of books!

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has given you a daily dose of Inspiration. 
Be sure to check back daily for more creations from the other DT Members, and stop into our Facebook group to see our current Cybercrop challenges.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Live for today" by Julie Pearce

Hello again,

I'm here today sharing a layout I created using this months Just add paper kit Sunset Dreaming.
I love this kit and the colours this month.
I started off by using the pretty mini butterfly stencil that came in the kit with some texture paste.
I then used some patterned paper to layer behind my photo and used the grey doily cut in half and put it behind my patterned paper top and bottom.
I used the x washi tape that came in the kit and put a strip on top and bottom near my photo matte.
And then added a couple of gorgeous glitter dots.
I used the Live for today wood veneer for my title and wrapped around yellow and white twine.
And also used a couple more of those glitter dots and wood veneer leaves. 
To finish it off a splatted some gold Heidi colour shine.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout.
Make sure you head over to the D-lish Scraps store and grab your self a JAP kit before they're all gone.
Catch you next time.
Jules xxx

Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Pose" - by Jasmine Shea

Yay, it's the weekend.  
I hope you get some scrappy time this weekend.  
Unfortunately between kids sport and functions, I think it will be a 'scrap free' weekend for me :(

But I have created this page to share with you today.

I was only after one nice photo of my darling daughter but of course, it turned into a series or pics, many different poses and many that didn't end up on the page.

This design is probably a bit 'random' for me but it was fun just adding lots of bits and pieces and just going with it.

Here you can see I have used some Loose Sequins, some Ombre Wordfetti pieces which are so easy to add to the page and one of my faves, the Elegance Blooms.

I have also used  a beautiful blue Tassel and finally some Cabbage Roses to complete the page.

There are a lot of new arrivals and re-stocked items in the shop so make sure you check them out here

See you again next time.


Friday, May 19, 2017

"Adore" by Anthea

Hi All.
Hope you are all well! 
This month I bring you a LO using a photo that I absolutely adore.  My beautiful daughter hugging my 'niece's' very pregnant belly.  I wanted the LO to be soft and pretty and very feminine.  There was a bit too much colour happening in the photo for me to work with - so I changed it to black and white and chose my colours from scratch.  (I do apologise for the less than stellar photo - I have been waiting for some decent light but I am just not around when the light is to take the photo - I hope you can forgive me!?)

This LO is really very simple.  I used a stencil to apply some texture paste and then coloured that in with some gelatoes. D-Lish has a ton of gorgeous stencils here.  I then just prettied the whole LO up with lots of D-Lish goodies.  As you can see I have used a D-Lish doily to back my photo (will I ever get sick of them?) I then used some Little Birdie flowers, which are relatively new to the store, and mixed them with some forget-me-nots and some white leaves. There are tons of other flowers in the shop to use too.
I still wanted a bit of texture and colour: so I mixed in some stamens,  and  some wire twisted with beads (I will go into this a bit more later in my post) and a D-Lish flair button.  I also snuck in some washi tape from an old JAP kit.  (If you are looking for a good bargain - there is currently 50% off old JAP kits.)
Using beads and wire together is something that is not new to me, but I will admit this is the first time I have used D-Lish wire for the job.  I have to say, the wire was soooooo easy to work with. Unlike other wires I have used, it twisted easily and didn't break and did exactly what I wanted it to do.  In this LO I used Swarovski crystal beads that I had on hand, but you can use any type of bead you like to make your creations.  The other great thing about the  D-Lish wire is the fact that it comes in so many different colours - you can check out the selection here.

I then added my title, which is creative cut script word  used straight from the package.  (I ummmed and ahhhed a lot about whether I should do more with it, but in the end decided it could stay white - for now)
I then decided the LO needed something more and thought that the heart creative cuts would be perfect - the only problem was I didn't have anything to back them with (and I so desperately wanted to back them).  This is where it is a good thing that I don't stick ANYTHING down until I have a really good idea where I want things to go.  In the end - I simply lifted the photo up and cut out two pieces big enough to back the hearts with matching paper.  (Shhhhhhh - don't tell anyone there is a big hole in the back of my LO - it can be our secret.) I think they look great.  I then stuck a whole bunch of little star sequins from the all over the LO.  These little stars were from the clearance section, but other sequins can be found here.
I hope you like my LO and once again, I hope I have inspired you to try something new.  I would love for you to try out the wire and bead technique with the D-Lish wire and let me know what you think.  It is a lot of fun and you can be as wild as you want to be. 
Till next time - take care and happy scrapping.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

'So Many Reasons to Smile' by Elisa Ablett

Hi D-lish Peeps!

Almost the weekend yahoo!

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout - a colourful boy mixed media layout.

I started out with adding some background colour to my page using Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals in two of my favourite colours Teal and Green. Then I added the most gorgeous of teal glitter tape and washi tape to the top edge of my page and along the bottom of my page as well.

Add some teal punchinella and frame, shaker star and wood veneer from a past 'Just Add Paper Kit' and layer under and around your photo along with a gorgeously dotty 'Journal It - Sassy Spot'.

Make sure you stop by the shop to check out the specials in the Past Kits Bits 50 %-OFF section, a few great bargains.

To balance your page design out - add some colour and washi tape and few of your desired elements to the bottom right of your page.

Here are some close ups of the finer details! I must admit I am in love with that teal glitter tape.

One of my favourite D-lish Scraps products is the Teal - Journal-Its---Ombre-Wordfetti perfect for adding a subtle and colour co-ordinating title to your page! and yes I think you can tell my favourite colour is Teal!

TIP - Staple your punchinella to your page, not only keeps the punchinella secure but adds a little bit more grunge to the page!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love 😀

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Acrobat Fun" by Amanda H.

Hi D-lish fans,

My turn to share this fun and bright page today of my creative daughters! They spend hours making up shows and dances and plays - including costumes and make-up! In fact for this acrobat show, it was their face make up that inspired the back ground for my page. I drew a zig zag on the background and simply painted on either side!

A bright page, finished off perfectly with a few key D-lish Scraps elements.

You can see from these close ups, how I have used strips of pink and blue Punchinella behind the photos on either side.
Sequin bows, always a favourite, and this new BRIGHT hot pink is perfect. Check out the new "BRIGHTS" in the bows, awesome colours!
Another go to is Paper roses... I have used black which work perfectly with the colour scheme.
A few extras to finish from my stash- some sequins, staples, muslin, plasters tape were also added.
Thanks for looking today! Hope you get out those BRIGHT colours and go to town!