Saturday, February 24, 2018

"Days like this" by Anthea

 Hi there all. 
How are you all doing this fine Saturday?  Hopefully you are enjoying your day, doing whatever it is that you are doing? 
This week I am sharing my sample LO that I did for The Scrap Suite February CC.

For this LO I set myself a challenge to use more than one photo on a LO (and to also add some visible journaling to my LO.)  I know that I often only scrap one photo and I guess I wanted to prove to myself that I could use more than one. 
I guess you could say I cheated by using photos that are all very similar - but I think that none of these photos are particular stand outs on their own and by grouping them together I think they tell more a of a story. 
I wanted the photos to do most of the 'talking' in this LO - so I added two simple clusters (which include a carnation, 2 types of bows, a bunch of tea roses,  a cabbage rose, 2 magnolias, and a gorgeous flair from a previous JAP kit) with a bit of washi and punchinella tucked in behind. 
I then added with a 'splatter' of sequins and enamel dots  and a simple journal tag to complete my LO. For people who don't do a lot of journaling on their LOs - the journal tags make it so much easier to keep it neat and tidy.
If you would like to see my challenge along with the other three challenges for this month, they can be found here.  Not only will you have fun creating, but there is a chance you could win a gorgeous prize kit for your efforts. 
Hope to see you there.
Bye for now.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Meet the Trolls | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all! 
We launched our February cybercrop over in the Scrap Suite last weekend. There are some really cool challenges to get you creating so be sure to check them out. 

I am one of the challenge setters this month and I chose to do a sketch. Who doesn't love a good sketch?! 

This is my sample layout I created ...

We were in Toys 'R' Us one Sunday morning and who should come strolling through? Poppy and Branch from The Trolls Movie. My daughter was so excited to see them so of course we had to get a photo! 

Now lets have a look at the details:

I used one of the Chinese Peonies at my feature flower for this cluster. Also some Forget-Me-Nots and other paper flowers I collected from some past JAP kits. The sparkly cabochons were in a past kit too. I also layered a 6" lace doiley under my photo ... love these! The cluster was finished off with a Journal Its Polka Dot Date tab.

The second cluster had many similar elements. You can also see a bow (again from a past kit) and sequins from the grab bag. These are from the translucent mix. The flair is from the Advent Calendar if you were lucky enough to score one of those last year.

Lastly, here's a look at my sketch challenge ...

Be sure to stop by the Scrap Suite for details on how you can enter this and any of the other challenges this month.

Till next time,
Amanda x

Thursday, February 22, 2018

"Loyal Pooch" by Amanda H

Hello D-lish Scraps fans!

There are some GREAT challenges over at The Scrap Suite this month and you have until mid-March to play along!

In this blog post you will get close ups and details for the page I created as a sample for my "Pets Parade" challenge.

I started with some white cardstock and green patterned paper, and adding some white splatterings of paint for interest. I layered a strip of vellum, a paper bag and lace doily (BACK IN STOCK!) under the photo. Then I went to town with my D-lish embellishments.
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Here is the challenge and you can load your entries to this album in The Scrap Suite.

Look at that cute pooch..... perfect subject for this challenge!

I LOVE these Rustic blooms - this red one is perfect for my page.
I created this cluster by combining it with:


In the cluster on this I combined the same elements:

And never forget the Punchinella! It is great to tuck in corners. And even small scraps can be machine stitched into layers.

That's all for today!
Please join our challenges at The Scrap Suite! Super great prizes this month!
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

moments and memories | by Nicolee Cable

 Good Morning!!
Hoping your week has started well!

Well, I've decided to do a layout that I'm not so good at - Christmas!
Don't ask me why, but when it comes to Christmas photos - I balk and freeze and don't enjoy them!
Problem solved - go with a completely un-festive colour palette! 
Well that's what I chose to do with this layout.

My layout was very quick and easy to create.
With the background soft lime green paper, I then grabbed some scraps of wood-look paper and other off-cut elements (cork scallops and paper strips) and then the embellishments were easily placed into clusters, just like that!

This wooden wreath is perfect and looks so cute with this little pick n place bow on top!

I grabbed about 4 stamens and then folded them in half and poked them under the flair button.  Isn't the flair cute!! At the time I wondered how I would use this cute christmas tree flair but when I pulled it out - it's found its home!
I've used quite a few different sized leaves in both clusters.

I popped this mini white resin flower into this metal cabochon frame and it fits perfectly.  A twisting of this mini leaves wire, a fold and tuck of the stamens, a couple of resin flowers and enamel dots and voila! Cluster complete!

Isn't this wooden deer button adorable!  Sometimes when I buy things, I'm not quite sure how I'll use it but I can't just pass it up!  It's perfect for this layout.

My journalling is also my title.  I cut up the strip from the bottom of a page and staggered it next to the photo.

Here are the embellishments used:

 washi tape

Check out the store for all your embellishment goodies and I'd love to see what you create.
Have a wonderful week.

See you around
Nicolee xx

Monday, February 19, 2018

"Choose Happy" by Mal

Hi all, 

My share for you today is a page that I, surprisingly, really like. Why? Well I used something that I normally don't use and I really like how it turned out.

 So I don't normally chose BIG embellishments for may pages. If I do use a largish embellishment it's normally a patterned chipboard that I can place behind a photo or can cover most of it up.

This time I fell in love with this raw wood veneer bicycle that was in a past Just Add Paper kit. How gorgeous is it!!!!

I normally would not use something like this but I thought wow I can make this the feature on my page and can put a photo in the front wheel.
I love the look of raw wood veneer too so I decided to leave it raw and not paint it.

I placed some yellow punchinella under the bicycle over the gauze to add more dimension. My eldest daughter loves this punchinella as it's holographic which apparently is very cool at the moment...and here I am using it on my scrap page.

I decided to keep up using the bicycle as the feature and used some coloured wire around the front wheel like a frame.
Plus some paper flowers in the basket, so cute hey?!?!?

Lastly I added in a title from a yellow paint chip tab, my go to titles.

So what do you think? I haven't put a photo in which I know is a bit weird, but I'm really enjoying just creating at the moment without using a photo.

Would love some feedback on what you think of my page...and if you've used a BIG embellishment in this way before.

Happy Mal

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Love you THIS much | Michelle Stokes

Hello D-lish friends & fans! It's Michelle back today with a new layout share that was super quick to create. Love when you get an idea that comes together so well. For this layout I've scrapped some mini photos of my 2 loves on an 8.5x11inch layout

I chose the smaller size layout as lately I've been struggling with ideas on how to fill the page with different ideas and products, and I tend to keep doing the same things over and over again. So with this smaller size layout, I felt I had achieved something great. I chose a couple of the Scribble circle with stars Creative Cuts and popped them off the background in 3 places using some foam tape. In each of the 2 larger circular pieces Ive added the photos, and in the largest circle I also added an extra Creative cut as the title for the layout. This piece was within the December advent calendar.

In the top left piece I've added a couple of labels from a past Just Add paper kit, a pick n place bow, faceted enamel dots, Little Birdie flower and a star shape creative cut to complete the cluster.

To balance out the clusters on the page I created this tiny one with some more of the Little Birdie flowers an enamel dot and creative cut pieces.

These 2 are seriously so much fun (most of the time HAHA) 

Lastly I added a couple of bits from past Just Add Paper kits to form the base of this cluster, then added another star Creative Cut, Little Birdie flower, enamel dots and some ink splatters to finish it all off.

I've not added any journalling as I felt the page was just right as is, but if in future I felt like adding any I would add it to the back of the layout. 

Well thats all from me today, short and sweet for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping.

Michelle x

Saturday, February 17, 2018

'Because' by Amy

Hello D-Lish Scraps fans!

Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you had a restful summer.

Today I am sharing my page sample for this month's inspiration board.

The colour palette for this month’s Inspiration Board is divine. I just love the bright colours.

Also, seeing as it has a romantic notion to it, I thought that I would use a romantic quote! It is often nice to use romantic quotes or words of wisdom as a means to lift peoples’ spirits – or as another way of expressing your love for this person. After I assembled my page, using scraps of patterned paper, it was time to embellish my page.

As you can see here, I have used one of my big favourites from the D-Lish Scraps store: Paper Doilies.

On top of the paper doily, I have adhered a die-cut and embossed heart that I made.
The cute pink bow is from the store. These bows are great as they also have the right dimensions for card making – and they do come in a range of gorgeous colours. I have used a shaped wooden heart button. If you have a look in the store, there are other shapes to check out.

I used another favourite next – D-Lish Dots! The ones used here are from the faceted range. Divine!

I have deliberately kept the page quite simple and clean. I didn’t want to add too much detail to my cluster on the bottom right hand corner.

On top of washi tape, from past Just Add Paper kits, I have placed a small bundle of paper flowers. I chose hot pink tea roses as it goes with my colour palette. The tea roses do come in a gorgeous array of colours! Addictive! The gold vinyl puffy heart is from the ‘Hello Sugar’ JAP kit… and ‘Voila!’ … the page is now complete.

Thank you for stopping by to have a look.

Ciao for now, Amy.