Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"Hello Summer" by Anthea

Hello all and Hello Summer!!!
 
 With the heat we have been having here (above 40 most days for the past few weeks) I thought I would add something bright and refreshing to your day. 
 
This photo is a few years old but an absolute favourite of my kids and some of their cousins hanging out in the pool. 
 
 
 I started off with a different background (a bluish and white background piece of paper) - but alas I destroyed it my smudging texture paste in places it was impossible to hide. I was going to switch to plain white cardstock only to discover I was clean out of that too....so ended up with a grey coloured background which I am not too too upset about.
 
I added some blue by adding texture paste through the D-lish splats and stains stencil - a perfect choice for this photo I think - and I then added some wavy blue washy tape to kind of represent the water ....  (I did say kind of!)
 
I had the "stay cool" flair in my stash and knew that I wanted to use it on my LO - so this ended becoming the basis for the LO.  The orange tissue paper from an old JAP kit was a perfect match for the flair, so I used that as my mat for my photo. 
 
 
 
The rest came together fairly quickly - I just picked some flowers and tassels that I thought would work well with the photos.  I have used a bunch of different paper and fabric flowers but all in the same colours. That gorgeous orange one (to your right) is from the Summer in Tuscany JAP kit. The big yellow flower comes without a centre - so I just popped a resin flower in there, I think it looks cute.   I then scattered some orange star buttons and yellow sequins over the page to give it a bit more oooph. I also placed a good old cap charm from a past JAP kit on the LO for good measure.
 
I still felt like it needed something more - so I tucked some punchinella and stamens in behind the clusters.  I really like how they make it all pop just a little bit more. 
 
 
 
For the last little bit I added the title. 
 
 I didn't have matching titles - so picked 2 different wood veneer  ones (the summer one is from the last JAP kit).  If you haven't got it yet - do yourself and favour and get it - it is stunning!  I decided to leave them raw for this LO - but painting them up is really an easy thing to do if you want to change the colour. 
 
 
Well that is it for now.  I hope you like my LO and I have inspired you to go and create something bright and fun too.
 
If you are trying to stay cool over the summer - may I suggest scrapping to fill in your time.  If you are looking for some inspiration and fun challenges with great prizes - don't forget to check out the scrap suite on Facebook.
 
Till next time.
Take care.
Hugs
Anthea
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Too Cute | Amanda Lawrence

Hiya D-lish followers!
School started back in QLD here yesterday and I tell you .... silence is golden! Don't get me wrong, I love my kids to bits, but routine is much needed around here and I am looking forward to settling back into my groove and working uninterrupted for those hours each day.

My layout share today features my two kids. I'd like to think they're best of friends but it's not always the case. They're usually at their best when sneaking, conspiring or generally up to no good. 
{insert photographic evidence here}

I found them both cuddled up in a sleeping bag together on the lounge room floor one morning at 6am. Goodness knows how they got there! 

 I used a kraft background for this layout ... doesn't happen often, white is my goto almost always. I had this stunning heart cutfile I used as my main feature. This exact one isn't available from the store (it's not my design) but there are several other hearts available from our Creative Cuts range that would do the trick. Once I had all the base together it felt a bit lost so I handstitched around the edge to make it pop.


My first cluster was built around the Charms Creations heart. I used some paper flowers, flair, resin bird and a pretty sequin bow.


More paper flowers created a secondary cluster at the bottom edge of the page. The cabbage rose in orange was the perfect colouring for this layout. I also added a resin rose, cabochon heart (from the clearance section) and some enamel dots to finish it off.


I used a polka dot date tab from the Journal Its range at the top of my photo. This cluster is made up of a repetition of elements with an added Magnolia in white.

I hope you enjoyed my share for today!
Until next time, 
Amanda x


Monday, January 22, 2018

"Happy", by Amanda H

Hi all!

Last Friday we launched a new round of challenges for our Cybercrop at The Scrap Suite.

Here is the page I created for the challenge - my challenge is "Cut it Out" - to create a project that uses fussy cutting and/or die cuts.


Image may contain: 1 person, text
 
My "Cut" elements include:
* Fussy cutting around the photo
* Fussy cutting hearts from the patterned paper
* Creative Cuts from in store  (I used: happy word title, leaves and geometric heart)

To create the geometric heart - I glued it to a piece of flat white cardstock and cut around it. I then used shimmery water colours to paint the different cut out triangles.

Other creative cuts were painted in matching colour tones.

Behind the photo, I layered a paper lace doily.





My main D-lish embellishments used on the page are:
* Rustic Blooms - (I love this blue tone!)

You will see these scattered and layered throughout the layout.



I love the colours and the feel to this layout. I do love a little fussy cutting and adding diecuts to this is perfect!

Hope you join the challenges running until mid-February at The Scrap Suite.


Thanks for looking,
Amanda

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Family | by Nicolee Cable


Hi all

My turn back on the blog today and I've chosen to show case another layout that I did with my December advent kit goodies.
I really loved the colours in this kit and am enjoying working with them on different backgrounds.

For this layout I started with a layer of clear gesso and then inking the background.
I really wanted to incorporate black stripes somehow so I found an older washi tape which did the trick.  I laid the tape in 5 strips across the layout.  This gives it some depth and rigid structure to contrast to the artsy, smoochy, random ink. It was fun to incorporate these two styles and make them work.

Then it was a simple matter of cutting a journal card in triangles, placing the large Creative Cuts words on the page, mangling up the string that held the package together and adding the other embellishments.   

...the sewing thread doesn't need to be cut!! 



...you can't tell in this shot but I had to deconstruct the flower as it was too bulky, so i added the green-stalky-bit (I'm Mrs Never-throw-anything-away) down the botton, just for interest sake!! Can you see it poking out there? 😂


Here are a list of embellishments used:

Flair button
Flower
Resin flowers
Leaf
String
Puffy sequined heart
Creative Cuts title (even though I chose to use it as a feature not a title)
Washi tape
Sequins 
Journal card

All of these products were in the December advent kit and most of them (or similiar) can be purchased in the store here.

Just a reminder of the full layout .....  and then below....


... from my last blog post. 
I have used all the same themed embellishments - isn't it amazing how we can create such dramatically different layouts by just changing the background!! 


Anyway, take care and enjoy your creating, I'll catch you next time.
All the best

Nicolee
x



Friday, January 19, 2018

How to store all your D-lish goodies by Mal

So how do you store all your D-lish goodies?

I used to store mine by colour in ziplock bags in one container like this


I liked having everything of one colour all together. Easy to grab each colour and pull out what I need and then put back.

Problem was I didn't always put things back and I ended up with another box that looked like this.


What a mess!!!

So I thought I need a better storage system. I want all my stuff colour coordinated and easy to grab AND easy to put away.

I found this long divided storage box.


So I sorted everything into 6 colours

Raw wood veneer and chipboard
Pink and Red
Yellow and Orange
Blue and Green
Silver and White
Black


I then put my kits that are partially used or not yet used (oooooppppsssss) in the original tub.

And now I'm organised.
I scrapped two pages straight after sorting my stash and they were super quick and no mess afterwards...yes I put everything away!

So how do you store all your D-lish goodies? I'd love to see your storage solutions over in The Scrap Suite.















Thursday, January 18, 2018

Creative Cards | Michelle Stokes

Hello Scrappy Friends! It's Michelle back today with a new creative share, the first in over a month while I've been off on 'Sick leave'. For those who weren't aware, I had 'emergency surgery' mid December to have my pesky gallbladder removed. Since then I've been taking it easy and resting a lot. It's taken me a while to get back in to the swing of creating, so I thought what better way to ease into it than making some cards. 

These cards are quite easy to replicate with any pieces that you may have within you own personal D-lish stashes 😍 All cards are perfect for gifting along to a friend just to say Hello, something I need to do more often to remind those I cherish that they are loved.


The first 2 cards are super simple, gathering Creative cuts and faceted enamel dots from the D-lish Scraps store along with a lace butterfly, some ombre wordfetti and left over pieces of pattern paper from the Bohemian Dream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 


So quick to create, and such a sweet card to pass along to a friend to remind them to smile  😀


This card was also quick to create by gluing and stapling the pieces together with slight hints of dimension.


The next 2 cards were a little more fiddly, made using bits and pieces from last months Papercrafters Advent Calendar . Such a fun box of goodies that was for this crafter to open, although I only got to open half the month before being admitted to hospital with gallbladder issues. That meant I had to rip the remainder open all at once which was both a happy and sad experience as I knew how much effort went into packing all those bags and to not be able to enjoy opening them as they were intended was a bummer.


For the larger card I've started with a pattern paper from the new More than Words collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I felt the colours of the floral pattern really complimented the colours of embellishments within the Advent Calendar goodies. I made one massive cluster using the large pink and green flowers, the pretty pink leaves, flair button, yellow tassel, journal it and a carnation from my stash. I cut apart the XOXO cut file piece and secured these in separate places and finished it off with some enamel dots.


Lastly this pretty card, such a happy little thing! I started with some pink cardstock layered with a 4 inch doily from my stash. I pulled the entire centre out of the yellow flower and rearranged it to sit flatter with a flair button in the centre. I tucked in a couple of the pink leaves and some resin flowers then finished it off with some sequins.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

'Love' by Amy

Hi everyone,


I wanted to take the opportunity to create a romantic collage. At the same time, working with the classic colour combo of red, black and pastel pink.
 

 
For the background, I used black cardstock as a base. I have used patterned paper to make a grid-like format. The polka dot was perfect to use here. After I adhered the patterned paper down, I outlined the polka dot paper with a ruler using a white journal marker. Then it was time to embellish!


These love hearts here were hand drawn with the help of the cool ‘heart’ stencil from the ‘Hello Sugar’ kit. This is one gorgeous and sweet kit, filled with beautiful morsels.


On the right-hand corner of the grid, I have placed a white paper doily behind the patterned paper with a flair button placed on top.
Both the Washi tape and the pink pearls were from a past ‘Just Add Paper’ (JAP) kit.


In this cluster here, I wanted to create a confetti-shaker type embellishment. To create this, I used the gorgeous heart wood veneer frame from the ‘Hello Sugar’ kit. However, if you look in the store, there are other wood veneer shapes that you can use to your liking. I have placed some sequins from the same kit and covered it with an acetate sheet. I have placed a lace butterfly with a polka dot bow and pearl, from the store.


Finally, inside this frame, I have used a handmade heart from Charms Creations.
I have placed it on top of a paper doily with a resin flower.
The title ‘Love’ is a hand die cut.

Then the page is now complete!


Thank you for stopping by to check this out.
Ciao for now,
Amy