Thursday, December 14, 2017

"She" by Anthea

This layout is one of my beautiful daughter from a few years back.  I had heard the song "Glitter In The Air" and decided at that moment that I was going to take a photo of her blowing glitter everywhere.  I adore the photo (even though it did result in a bunch of glitter in her eyes) as I think it captures my gal beautifully - caught up in her own little world dreaming about 'who knows what'.

 This layout is really very simple.  I could have added a lot more in the way of mixed media but decided to let the photo and the flowers do the talking.  I used that gorgeous spotty paper as the basis for my colours and ended up with purple, mulberry and red as a colour scheme (not typical at all - I usually avoid purple at all costs).  I then added my two flower clusters and worked from there. 
 In this layout I have used not one - but TWO rustic blooms! I hate to be repetitive in what I use in a layout, but let's face it....these are to die for.  I love them so much - I want more.  In every colour. 
I then placed co-ordinating flowers around them.  I have included a cabbage rose, a wax blossom and a little purple flower from a previous kit (you can't that particular flower any more but there are similar ones here.) I added the black jewelled cabochon because I thought it tied in with the rest of the black on the layout.
I also added a suede tassel, a flair button and a smattering of black faceted enamel dots. I have included a couple of pictures of these to try and show you just how pretty they are and how they reflect the light ever so perfectly. 

I also tucked in some washi tape for good measure behind the photo.  The purple one came from a past JAP kit.  (I have decided JAP kits are the kits that keep giving and giving and giving - they seem to last for so long).

 I then roughly sewed around the edges. This seems to be one of my trends right now; and I added a simple title.
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing you next time.
Till then,
Take care

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sister & Brother | Amanda Lawrence

Hello all!
Hope your lives aren't too crazy right now. I love that despite the craziness there's a certain 'vibe' in the air at this time of year ... love it! 

Onto my share for today, this is on older picture I've had waiting to be scrapped for a while, I just could never seem to find the right papers to do it justice. I stumbled upon these gorgeous florals one day and knew that they'd be perfect!

I have to be honest, I really struggled with the foundation of this page and pulling the design together. Although the floral was lovely, it was very 'busy' and I didn't want it to take over. I had some stunning teal vellum in my stash and wanted to use it to layer under my photo. The see through nature of it wasn't helping frame out my photo so I ended up backing it on some plain white cardstock and hand stitching around the edge. It did the trick perfectly!

I used a journal round from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit to layer my journalling on and then added some paper flowers, resin bow and an enamel heart. The cardstock leaves were cut on my cameo but you can find very similar paper leaves in the creative cuts section. I coloured these up with some Colour Blast Shimmer Cubes and they look amazing. The teal flower was originally white but I coloured these also as I couldn't find anything in my stash that was the right shade.

Another cluster with some repeated elements, I also added a resin flower, flair and a journal ticket cut it half. The other piece was used in my other cluster.

A stunning lace doiley layered under the photo really softens the whole feel. Then my final cluster included my title, paper flowers, resin flower, flair, more cuts and another enamel heart.

I'm glad I persisted with this layout. It wasn't coming together as I wanted initially but with a little experimenting I achieved a result I'm really happy with.

Till next time, 
Amanda x

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Teacher gifts 2017, by Amanda H

Hey everyone!
Each year I decide to use my crafty skills to make teacher gifts. I think it adds a personal touch and I hope it makes the teachers realise how much we appreciate the support they give our children!
These are some of the gifts I created this year.
Of course, D-lish Scraps is the perfect finisher to any project!
Let's take a look at each gift.
Teacher gifts 1: Goodie boxes with Ginger Slice.
We have an old family recipe for Ginger slice that I make every year. This year I got a bit fancy, when I bought some small plastic containers and decorated them with little tags.
Using a fairly simple design, I started with some Printed Tag Packs. I used the "Fringed fancies" and layered some Punchinella with a cheap 'thank you' tag I got at my local cheap shop.
I topped each tag with a combination of a few D-lish embellies:
* and a few leftover bits and pieces from past Just Add Paper kits.
I am always so thankful for the roll of washi tape in and the twine/string used around each month's Just Add Paper kit. I have used both the washi and the twine/string to finish these goodie boxes.
Teacher gift 2: Decorated Note books
For this black notebook, I chose a book with an elastic strap. To this strap I have attached:
* Paper leaf (wire wraps around elastic)
* Pick n Place Bows (hand-stitched in place)
* Paper rose (wire wraps around elastic)
* Coloured wire (also wraps, and used to thread through a button)
 I clipped the notebook to a clipboard.
At the base of the clipboard, I embossed letters for the teacher's initials, and underneath this, I used a Creative Cut {flower}.
Another notebook was created with:
* Creative Cut (heart)
* Washi tape from a past Just Add Paper kit
 Teacher gift 3: Teacher signs
I found these table signs in Kmart this year, and knew they would be perfect to make signs for teacher's desks.
A strip of washi tape, and then I loaded some purple bits and pieces for Mrs Heidke's sign.
Some D-lish includes:
* Resin bird
For Mrs Pattemore, I went with blues.
Some perfect D-lish bits include:
Teacher gift 4: Pencil pots
I have been making pencil pots for years! This is just one I created this year.
Again I started with a strip of washi tape and some sticker words.
And the D-lish goodies added include:
Last bonus... just as a bit of a brag... my darling sweet daughter made these cute little books for all her friends this year. Each book she topped with a D-lish embellie. So glad she has my creative gene!
I hope you have time to do a little bit of creative gift giving this year! It takes time, but sometimes that is better than any money you could spend!
Take care,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Love | by Nicolee Cable

Hi everyone
Here is my inspiration-board layout for December - 'Summer in Tuscany'.
Don't you just love this board? 
The colours of teal, pink, orange and yellow are such a beautiful mix.

I started with these 3 inch squares, placed slightly off kilter but measured on the page.
I then put doilies under the four corner squares and Creative Cuts circles on the two diagonal corners and then sewed around each square.

  Here are some close up shots of the embellishments. 

Here is a list of the D-lish products used:

I hope you have a go at this months challenge yourself and show us what you created.
Have a wonderful week


Saturday, December 9, 2017

"The Details" by Mal

Hi all, Mal here with my page I did for the Inspiration Board this month.

How gorgeous is this any colours and beautiful things to take inspiration from.
Check it out here  and make sure you enter to win awesome prizes.

So I took inspiration from the bottom right picture with the colours and the beach theme and chose my colours based on that and then my photo of my boy at the beach

I used mostly stuff from the August Off the Wall Just add Paper Kit for this page as it all worked so well on the page all together.

star flair button and green polka dot button (so many flairs to chose from here)
white brick die cut
that awesome orange tissue paper
and some pip berry stems in blue under my photo

The awesome thing is that with the JAP kit my page comes together in about 10 minutes...all cool is that?

Ok so go and check out the challenge and I hope to see heaps of entries this month.
Happy Mal

Friday, December 8, 2017

All kinds of Crazy | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone, It's Michelle back here today with a closer look at my Inspiration Board layout. This was definitely a challenge and one that I had to re-do multiple times as it just didn't look quite right. The board we've shared this month was super inspiring and I just couldn't work out the right mix of elements until I came up with this creation...

This child of mine is a total crack up! Loves to dress up in such wonderful outfits, more recently being her mermaid costume with a sparkly wig and McHappy Day socks HAHA The photo itself was the perfect combination of colours to compliment the colour palette within the board, but proved to be a real tricky one to create around. 

Heres another look at the board

I took my main inspiration from the sketch which I've rotated to the left, the bunches of flowers and the circular elements in the middle right hand side. I did try to attempt loads of circles with this layout rather than the strips of pattern papers, but man oh man was it a bad combination HAHA

Heres some close ups

Loving these Canvas pick n place bows, they've got a nice sturdy texture to them with the slightest hint of shimmery sparkle to them, perfect for layering into clusters. I've punched circles from an Amy Tangerine collection to use around the layout, and added machine stitching for added texture. Also in this cluster is a Little Birdie beaded micro petal flower and resin glitter dot

Under the photo I've added some white cardstock and ran some of the thin washi tape from the Hello Sugar JAP kit around the edges. I've layered these with a doily and tucked in pieces of Journal its that I've been hoarding for so long, and some Ombre wordfetti.

That face HAHA
To the right of the photo I've added another punched circle, a flair button and ombre wordfetti piece.

In the main cluster I've grouped a mix of new and older flowers from the D-lish store plus more Little birdie flowers, some coloured leaves, a floral creative cut, ombre wordfetti piece and another resin glitter dot.

Heres a different angle to see the dimension all these pretty bits give to the layout.

I've continued the circle elements over on the right hand side and included another resin glitter dot, Little birdie flower, ombre wordfetti and an enamel heart.

And lastly a mixed element title using thickers and stickers from my stash to finish it all off. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure to share your own creations with us over on the link up tool to the right, or within the Scrap Suite Facebook group. We love to see them!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx