Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"Sunshine" by Renee Iveson

The countdown to Christmas is on in the Iveson household!
Today I am sharing another layout I created for the December Inspiration board: Slice of Summer
This has to be my favourite inspiration board so far! 

This layout is of my eldest daughter who is 15 (OMG where has the time gone??!).

I used the December  'Just Add Paper' (JAP)  kit which makes creating a layout a breeze!

I have played with a  word wood veener and added in some wood veener flowers which are quickly becoming a new D-Lish fave of mine!
Who doesn't love a doily or 2? I have added in a pink paper one in the background of my layout.

You can find the details about the current Inspiration board SLICE OF SUMMER HERE.

I have used a selection of paper flowers which are such a bargain it is always a great idea to stock up! I love that the JAP kits have a mini stencil included too, this months was a beautiful monstera leaf, very versatile! 

Can't wait to see what you are inspired to create for this months inspiration board!

Renee xoxo

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Aperol Spritz - Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone, I am back with my second share for December. 
This layout is one I have created using one of the cybercrop challenges over at the Scrap Suite, that were posted last week. Take a look, there are some awesome challenges. My layout is inspired by the challenge set by Amanda Hartmann, a travel page.

Aperol Spritz
My layout is from my recent holiday to Italy, where I had many experiences, one of which was discovering the Aperol Spritz, oh my, so refreshing on a hot day.
Anyway, on my layout, I used a stencil from the Love Like This JAP kit, in spots around the edge of the page, with some texture paste. 
In my first cluster, I have used a bitty bag, colour me cuts wildflowerspastel petals and bow from a past kit bits.
I keep finding bits in my left over JAP kits that suit all sorts of pages, lol. 
Anyway, I hope you can find some time to create, and join in the challenges.
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Monday, December 17, 2018


Hi everyone!

Here I am popping in today to share a page I have made using some gorgeous colours. These colours work so well against the black - don't you agree?

And yes, the photo is a selfie of me eating a scrumptious vanilla slice outside an idyllic country bakery. Believe me, this vanilla slice was worth stopping for!

Now, to get this page started, I used some white gesso mixed with water - and splattered it over the black cardstock - and set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile, on another piece of black cardstock, using various acrylic paints and an old gift card, I swiped the colours over various areas to my liking.

Once this had dried, I stamped a black butterfly stamp over the painted areas. Using a modelling paste and D-lish stencil in 'Swiss Cheese'

Once dried again, I tore the cardstock and aligned it with the main cardstock - in an angular fashion, as pictured.

I placed strips of Punchinella along the two torn borders.


Next, it was time to embellish! For this I used mini metal flowers and resin flowers from the store. 
I mounted my black and white photo onto tissue paper from the store.

As pictured here, I placed a flair and a polka dot bow from the boys Boys Rule kit, that are in the store. I have placed the gold stamens around my page, from the Little Birdie paper flowers.

Here is a close up of a Little Birdie flower. These come in gorgeous bright colours, as well as pastels.

Finally, above the photo, a Journal Its was adhered. These are great for recording dates and other details as you wish. 

I am pleased with how this page turned out: as I don't often work with a dark background.

Thank you for dropping by!

I do wish you a very happy and safe Christmas.
Ciao, Amy

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Birthday Girl | Amanda Lawrence

Hiya Scrappers!
Today I am here to share with you my layout and challenge for our December Cybercrop that kicked off over in The Scrap Suite on Friday. 

My challenge is 'Birthday Bingo' where you use your the day/date/month of your birthday in 2018 to determine your challenge criteria. Here's my sample layout ...

My birthday is the 23rd of July and this year that fell on a Monday so with that in mind my technique was stamping, with the colour pink and chipboard as an embellishment.

After creating a background using some various mists I then added my stamping which was the word 'celebrate' from a roller stamp. I also stenciled some bursts using some colour paste.

My first embellishment cluster was made up of a selection of paper flowers, a flair, a resin butterfly and a strip from the Ombre Wordfetti in yellow.

I added my chipboard title to the right hand side of the photo and created another embellishment cluster here. I used more paper flowers with an azalea as my focal point. I also added another flair button and a second resin butterfly. To finish off I tucked in another word strip for the Ombre Wordfetti sheet. I also used a coloured paper doiley, a pick 'n' place bow and some enamel dots.

I would love to see your take on my 'Birthday Bingo' ... what would your challenge criteria be?

Happy Scrapping, 
Amanda x

Saturday, December 15, 2018

"So many reasons to smile" by Jasmine

Only 10 days to go....
Are you on track with your Chrissy preparations?
I keep thinking I am then something else pops up....

But, we do have a fabulous new set of challenges for you this month to keep you busy over the festive season.  

I have decided to get into the Chrissy page spirit and today I am sharing my Cybercrop Challenge which is to use multiple photos on a Christmas page.

I created this page using some selfie pics we did that particular year.  
Of course, we all had to have a turn at being in the "spotlight"

I have used:

So don't forget to check out the other awesome Cybercrop Challenges over at The Scrap Suite.
I look forward to seeing some fabulous Chrissy pages.


Friday, December 14, 2018

"love you more" by Anthea

 Oh My is December!  Where has the year gone?  I don't know about you, but The Silly Season has certainly crept up on me. 
Today I am sharing a simple LO I created of my daughter and I.  This photo was taken in an effort to make sure I appear more photos, especially with my kidlets. I want them to look back and remember that I was a part of their life too and not just behind the camera.

This LO started with the creative page cut from D-lish. I was originally going to use the whole lot but it was being covered up a lot by the photo, so I did my best to cut it to size.  That way I still have more to play with later.  (My cutting is so not perfect so please don't look too closely)
I found papers that I wanted to back each heart with and secured them with glue to the back of the creative cut.  I then lay it where I wanted as a partial frame around my photo. I also mounted it with scraps of cardboard to add a bit of height to my LO.
I then added a sequin bow and a few small flowers as a simple accent to off set the 'heart frame'.  These particular flowers are forget me nots - they are new to the store and like the sequin bows, they come in an array of gorgeous colours.  My aim is to collect them all. 
I then used a sticker I have had for a while as my title.  I will admit, I was just playing with the sticker when it got stuck on my photo, I had the choice of ripping it off and starting the whole LO again or to leave it there.  I opted to leave it.
I then felt like the LO needed a bit more of a pop.  I wanted to sew, but time (and was lacking - so I simply grabbed some D-lish washie tape from a previous D-lish JAP kit to use as a border around my whole LO.  
This particular tape comes from the Love like this JAP kit from February this year - I use it regularly and I still have tons of it left - washie tapes and JAP kits are simply the best value. 
Well that is it for now. 
Next time I see you it will be Christmas Eve, unless I see you before in The Scrap Suite.  I hope that you can find some time in your busy day to come and check out my LO and say hi.
Till then,
Take care

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Unicorns and fairydust", by Amanda H

 Hello D-lish fans!
Today is all about the rainbow! I created the background in a flash using some watercolour pastels - so super easy! Then, I glitterized and embellished!
In the lower right cluster, I added some stickers from my stash and a Charms Creations heart. This cluster is perfectly finished with a sequin bow!
For each colour of the rainbow, I added sequins, stickers and flowers to match.
My D-lish stash of resin flowers were used extensively!
I also added lots of different enamel dots from the D-lish Dots range.
I also used some ripped and scrunched pieces of yellow tissue paper through the layout.
Thanks for looking, have a rainbow-filled day!