Sunday, August 19, 2018

"So many reasons to smile" by Malinda

Malinda here with a share of a page I did a while ago. I

If you follow my stuff (as I know so many of you do) then you'll know I start with my background and then layer and layer and layer and then add embellishments and somewhere along the way I decide on the photo I will use. This page I did most of this but the photo was chosen pretty early and I knew I wanted a very girly page as the photo is of my two girls with their only girl cousin. Easy decision then to use every PINK! 
With that important decision made I pulled out pretty much all the pink D-lish products I had...and there were a lot plus a few white embellishments.

My background was done in two stages...firstly using white punchinella I misted over the punchinella using it as a stencil and then used it as a stamp so you get the positive and negative pattern of the punchinella. How cool is that???!!!

Second stage was a few swipes of Dylusions that hot pink colour and then I added messed up, cut up, pulled apart pieces of plasterer's tape; I love that stuff. 
After matting my photo on some patterned paper (yep I used patterned paper lol) and some pink cardstock which I inked (again I never ink but I did this time) I placed my photo and started embellishing.

I like using the punchinella that I've used as a stencil somewhere on my page. It takes on the colour from the misting and is another layer and I fee, ties the background in to the rest of the page.
As I said earlier I wanted a very girly, feminine feel to the page with a bit of whimsy through it, so I gathered flowers, pip berry stems, tassles, buttons, anything pink or white and started adding.

I'm loving wire at the moment. It gives structure as well as colour and texture to a page. The pink coloured wire is great for folding, bending, whatever you want to do it (and heaps of wire for only 50c that's soooo cheap).

So I intertwined the coloured wire and the white pip berry stems from left to right across the page over the plasterer's tape with some loops and bends. That's the first time I've used the pip berry stems on a page and I love them. Easy to cut off exactly how much you use and easy to bend into whatever shape you want. I'll be using them alot.

Time to add my bits and pieces, all the special pieces from D-lish that make my page pop.
The new suede tassels are not something I have used before, but I love the extra depth and texture they give to the page, another thing I will use more of.
flair button, who doesn't love them??? This one was from a past JAP kit, perfect colour for this page.
A few flowers, three of course, this time the Forget Me Nots looped around the wire and glued down.
Can't forget some (again three lol) pink enamel dots (but no doodling this time) in a triangle formation.

Last but not least a title. I'm not into big titles. I like to use a small title, like a saying.
I keep using the ombre wordfetti for my titles. So many sayings and all the colours of the rainbow. I've got them all, I love them.

A few sprinkles/drops of black, white and pink inks and I'm done.

Thanks for visiting. Go and get some of that wire and those pip berry stems from the shop now. They are gorgeous.

xxx Mal

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Love Like This - Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone, I am back with my second share for the month.
This layout, I created using one of the Just add paper kits. So easy to use, and really, there isn't much more than a bit of paper added, plus a bit of paint, sequins and stamping.
Love Like This
So I used the Love like this JAP kit for this layout. It is a pretty kit, and it worked well for this layout. 
This first cluster features the tag from the kit, and it was just right to use for my layout title. I also added the glitter heart, yellow flower and black and white flower from the JAP kit.
The second cluster features the journaling tag, flair, yellow flowers and pink flower from the JAP kit. It also features a coloured paper doilyCreative Cuts heart, and wood veneer leaf.
The last cluster features the date tag, bow, yellow flower and washi tape all from the JAP kit.
So do yourself a favour, if you haven't discovered the JAP kits yet, take a look and see how you could use one. 
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Friday, August 17, 2018

‘Happy Memories’ by Amy

Hi All! 

Welcome to another share for the month of August. Speaking of August, the photo pictured of Amanda Hartmann and I was captured at a Scrapbook Retreat this time last year. 

Amanda is a fellow D-Lish Scraps Design Team Member. She is a gorgeous person with a kind heart and has a quirky sense of humour too. Thank you for your friendship, Miss Amanda. XX

I wanted to keep this page soft and simple, so using a sheet of heavy white cardstock and the mini D-Lish Stencil in diamond design from ‘A touch of Luxe’ JAP Kit. I applied it around the page with white modelling paste. And adhered the trimmed cardstock to matching patterned paper. Then set work to the layers behind the lovely photo.


I trimmed down various sheets of patterned papers to co-ordinate with my embellishments. From the D-Lish store, as pictured here, I have used the following goodies:
- paper doily in black, creative cuts title ‘Happy’,
- die cut journal card from a past JAP Kit to put the date on it.


If you look at this close up on the right-hand side of the photo, I have made a tiny cluster. I have fussy-cut the vellum butterfly and combined it with the a fabric pennant. These were from the ‘Limited Edition Mini Kits’ from earlier this year .The subtitle ‘Memories’ was trimmed down from the monochrome journal pack from the D-Lish Store.

Finally, in this little cluster on top of the textured diamond design, I have used:
- a flair, paper flower and both the journal spot and fussy-cut vellum butterfly from a past JAP kit.

I am happy with the way this page came together and hope it inspires you!

Thank you for stopping by.

Ciao for now, Amy

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Selfies" by Jasmine

I love creating monochromatic pages.
You would think they might be boring but it is amazing how using the same colour can create a fabulous page.  
The different textures and shades of the same colour make for stunning results.
With this page I went with pink. 
I do love pink but not something I purposely choose.  
I think I own 2 pink pieces of clothing but if I see pink in a shop, it really attracts me... I just don't seem to buy it.
But somehow, I have a lot of pink in my scrap stash....
So lots of D-lish Scraps goodies to choose from for my page.

And a close up of the D-lish goodness

I have used:

So if co-ordinating patterns or colours is just too hard sometimes, go monochromatic. 
You will whip up a page in no time ;)


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

"Hello" by Anthea

Hello Everyone
Today I am sharing with you one of my new favourite layouts.  I created this on a day where I was really having trouble putting a page together.  Nothing was working for me and nothing was inspiring me at all - that is until I saw this picture of my daughter and one of her friends I had taken while out walking one day.
As you can see the girls are wearing similar colour clothes and I decided to smoosh some 'matching' colour paint on the page and go from there.  Once the paint was dry I stamped randomly with some stamps to create just a little bit of texture.
I then simply added a cute D-lish flair and sequin bow with another butterfly button I have had for ages to the corner of my photo.
My inclination here was to add heaps more to my page, but that was where I kept running into problems with every other LO I had tried, so I decided to go against my gut instinct and instead keep the layout really simple.
To finish it off I simply added a quick quote and some gorgeous purple faceted enamel dots for a bit of extra texture. 

It was actually quite difficult to keep the LO as simple as this but I am glad I did because I really like how it has turned out.  I hope you too like my layout and I hope that I have shown you that sometimes the KISS method really does work best, especially when you have gorgeous little feature embellishment  from D-lish to work with.
Till next time
Take care

Monday, August 13, 2018

Birthday Boy | Amanda Lawrence

Hey scrappers!
I'm back with my second share for August, this time my layout features my little man who turned 11 not so long ago.

This layout was made using pretty much nothing other than the 'Birthday Boy' Creative Cuts set and a little patterned paper.

 I added a little mixed media to help the cuts pop off the background. Some of them were backed with paper, others I coloured or doodled on. 

I used a Journal Its jumbo note tag to document the gifts he received before tucking it inside a bitty bag behind the photo. I also added a 'smile' flair button from a past JAP kit.

To finish I added a scattering of faceted enamel dots around the page. 

Such a quick an easy page ... anyone can do it!

Amanda x

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Unicorn Party, by Amanda H

Hi D-lish fans!
Today I am sharing 3 projects that I created for my daughters unicorn birthday party. I love to do a theme and add some little details to make the party great. For the today's project, you will see the touches of D-lish Scraps that made them perfect!
Here is my birthday girl, Olivia - 13 years old (another teenager in the house) and still sweet enough to want a unicorn party!
It is always fun to have a eye-catching entrance to a party. For this I used crepe paper and vines over and around the front door. The first project I am sharing today, was the front door sign to finish the entrance to our house.
For this sign, I combined a few D-lish embellishments. Please note: the large unicorn diecut on the sign was cut from my friend's diecut machine. However I did use the D-lish Scraps Unicorn Dreaming Creative Cuts kit for the cloud and unicorn word diecut.
Along the bottom of the sign, I used the lovely skinny washi tape- a new roll of this has been coming in the Just Add Paper kits each month.
In the bottom corner and near the cloud, I created clusters using:
and hand-cut vellum butterflies from a past kit.
The second project was Olivia's unicorn headband. I took a regular headband from the junk shop and gave it the D-lish treatment....
To this headband I have added:
* Apple Blossom flower from the Just Add Paper kit - Touch of Luxe.
The final project, was the party bag gift. I made each girl a unicorn candle. I bought white candles in small glass jars for quite cheap at K-mart and then turned them into unicorns!
I cut a gold glitter horn, shiny paper ears, drew unicorn eyes and then finished with a D-lish Scraps resin flower (and a heart sticker from my stash). I also used that lovely skinny washi tape around the base of each candle. Combined with some chocolates and lollipops and the party bags were done!
 Well, we had a fun and fabulous unicorn party! And as always, I am so grateful for my D-lish Scrap goodies to complete my projects for that special finishing touch!
Thanks for looking,