Friday, October 30, 2015


Happy Friday to you all,

Today I share my last LO with you for this month.
And I feel I saved the best one till last.
I say this because I just love the background!! 
For this months cyber crop I have got you all to try the technique of using shaving cream with food colouring. I, like many of you, have tried it with inks, and the outcome is just gorgeous! 

I used just 2 water based inks and put it onto a patterned paper that I wanted to use up.
I used the kaisercraft water based mists and they have just the most amazing shimmer in them.
But more importantly I used some awesome new goodies that has been restocked in the D-lish store.
The Dusty Attic chipboard is just fantastic to play with, you can leave it bare, ink it or paint it. I chose to paint the arrows

They look amazing hey? But I decided to leave some of the page pebbles, wood veneer and chipboard raw to stand out against all the colour. I love the simple cluster on this Layout with the gorgeous silver flair as a stand out.
I finished it all off with some washi tape and a couple of journal it's. This is a real fave page of mine at the mo. 
I hope you find a little time and collect some inspo this month to have a go at this quick and easy and very effective technique. 
You won't be disappointed!! 
Check out what all the other Design girls are up to also, a real showcase of talent they are.
Till next month, Em. Xx

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Real life - by Emma Zappone

Happy Thursday everyone,

So today I'm sharing a photo of me! 
This year i'm trying to scrap more of me, often we forget about ourselves and yet we are the story tellers. 

The JAP kit last month was perfect for me with this photo as I love all things feathered and winged. I also wanted to use a touch of gold as it's not usually my go to colour. But I thought hey let's get fancy!

D-lish goodies used here are a  JAP kit, clear cabachons, doilie, washi tape, and great journal tops, wooden peg and bitty bag. The JAP kits are always amazing as it gives you instant inspo.
A new month is very close now so keep an eye out for next months kit release.

I loved the chipboard birds so I embossed them to just add an extra bit of gold and colour. A friend showed me how to make these awesome washi feathers so I had to have a play and incorporate them into this LO. 

Hope you are inspired to turn the camera around and scrap you! 
Catch ya tomorrow. 
Em. Xx

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sweet Love - by Emma Zappone

Hi, Wow!!!
My very first post for D-lish is here!!
I'm Very excited to be here it's a dream come true and I hope to share and hopefully inspire you with a few of this months creations!!
So without any more raving here it is....

These are my fave colours at the moment. And D-lish  caters to my every need! I wanted to create some-thing sweet and soft, I love this man, he is my calm and my sweetheart. So I tried to capture this sweetness here using soft colour.

I love to embellish, some say I over embellish, is there such a thing? hehehe. So some of the awesome products I used are a  D-lish flair , felt flowers left over from a JAP kit, resin flowers, chipboard heart, which I placed  another chipboard on top of, crochet flowers,  arrow,  pegjournal tops, wood venner script, coloured wire and I even layered with some of the left over tissue paper also from a past kit.

I hope you like my first share and will be back tomorrow to show you what else I've been creating.... 
Till tomorrow....Em. Xx

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Smitten | Krisy Podolak

Hi Again, It's me Krisy and today is my last share for this month.
As promised I have something a little bit different. This layout is more mixed media.  For those that don't know, I love Art Journalling so this kind of mixed media I use all the time.  Really, it was only a matter of time before it spilled over into my Scrapbooking.

I actually had different plans for this layout but they didn't quite work out.  I washed some ink over a pre-prepared piece of cardstock and then applied some texture paste through the Scrap FX Rose stencil available in the D-lish Store.  I then sprinkled micro beads in the purple, gold and rose onto the wet paste.  When it was drying, I realized that I should have sprinkled the beads like you do a pinch of salt rather than tipping them straight from the jar.  They looked clumped and this would have given a more even look.  Also, the colours of the beads did not match the flowers that I wanted to use. So what to do?  I actually put the layout aside and started again but then I got thinking...Why can't I change it?  In the Art Journalling world, NOTHING can't be fixed with a bit of Gesso.  Just start again.  So, I covered the whole layout in three layers of Gesso.  This created a textured background screaming for some grungy details.

To the background, I highlighted the texture paste roses with some ink diluted down with a spray of water directly on the layout.  I also sprayed some ink and painted using a brush.  You must make sure you dry the page fully before adding more colours.  They will mix but the dryer it is the less it mixes more instantly and you have a bit more control. I also highlighted the roses with a bit of freehand drawing using a black pen.  All the little details count.

Once I was happy with my background, I applied my embellishments.  These turn a very grungy layout into a very feminine one. I used some pink Pip Berry stem to frame the photo and then some Pink Roses and white wax blossoms in clusters around the photo. No girly layout is complete without a sequin bow.  For a bit more detail and "frill" behind the flower clusters, I used a felt doily frame that I cut up into smaller sections using the lace frill as a guide.  I also used these frills on the edges of the page to create a bit of pretty.

So, what do you think?  Would you like to see more of these types of layouts or should I go back to a more traditional style next month?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hello Sunshine | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies.
It's Krisy back with you today to share my second layout I made using this months Summer Fiesta - Just Add Paper Pack.  Rather than adding paper, I added ink and created my own mixed media background.

The photo I have used is of my daughter, Autumn.  The photo does not scream 'I'm a girl' because of the blue of the bath seat she is sitting in.  So, I had two options - make the photo black and white or embrace the blue and somehow make it more girly.

I decided to embrace the blue.  There are so many things in the D-lish store that I could use to make the layout more girly. I decided that I would use the white apple blossom, the tiny metallic blue roses and the yellow mini roses from the Just Add Paper Pack and to that I would add some blue and white wax blossoms.

For my background, I applied a wash of yellow ink to a pre-prepared piece of cardstock.  By pre-prepared I mean I had applied a layer of Gel Medium to the entire page.  Gel Medium creates a waterproof barrier that stops the ink from being absorbed into the cardstock.  Once that had dried, I stamped the word 'happy' on either side of where I was going to place the photo.

To frame the photo and to add a little more colour, I used some Pip Berry stems.  These are so easy to use and add something a bit special to any layout.  I also made some washi tape flags that I strung across the page using some of the blue twine from the Just Add Paper kit. I then added a sequin glitter bows - no girly layout is complete without one of those. 

The wood veneer title is also from the Just Add Paper Kit.  I coated it in gesso to give the colour something to stick to, and then painted it with acrylic paint.  Once it had dried, I randomly touched it to my embossing ink paper which is extremely dry (I am in dire need of a new one), then I brushed on some Gold Perfect Pearls to create a mottled sunlight effect.

The Just Add Paper Kit is so versatile and I think I have enough left over to make a few more layouts.  I will be back tomorrow to share my final layout for the month, its something that didn't come together as planned and is bit different so be sure to check back tomorrow.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Little Mans 1st Birthday | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish lovelies,
This is Krisy and I am new here to the D-lish Design Team. I am so excited to spend the next six months sharing my creations. So let's get on with it.

My first layout I have created using the October Just Add Paper Kit - Summer Fiesta.  These Just Add Paper kits are hard to get hold of and to be honest it's the first one I've ever managed to get hold of (just so you know we get no special favours on these kits and have to be quick just like everyone else).  I now know why they are so popular.  They make putting layouts together so easy and there are so many bits in them. You can actually put together a few pages from the contents of one kit. You can add paper (as the title suggests) or you can mix it up with some mixed media.  For todays layout I am sharing I  have used the kit and paper.  I also have put together a layout using more of the kit and mixed media instead of paper.  I will share this one tomorrow.  It is close to the end of the month so, you might be able to still pick up some bits of this kit as separate pieces in the D-lish store.

This layout is called Little Mans 1st Birthday.  The red and blue colours matched my sons birthday theme colours perfectly but then I decided to use a black and white series of photos so it didn't really matter but at least I know.

For this layout I drew inspiration from the Moodboard especially the pinwheels.  I created little pinwheels from the washi tape.  They are so easy to do and are so cute.  I used one of the Kit Bit - Journal tabs to create a little signpost marker by attaching it to a toothpick.

I felt the straw was too bulky to attach as is so I cut it in half length ways and used it to frame my photos.

The papers I picked are from a Ruby Rock It collection and I fussy cut the blue glitter chevrons to add a bit more detail.
This wasn't overly complicated layout to put together and was made even easier by the fact that 99% of it was all supplied to me in a bag.  Keep an eye out and set your reminders so you don't miss out on next months Just Add Paper kit.
This months moodboard is fun and bright and makes for a great birthday layout.  So, if you haven't already get inspired and share your creation over on the D-lish Scraps blog.  You have until the 31st to be in the draw.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Birthday Invitations... by Mandy Melville

Hi again D-lish friends!

I'm back for my final share for this month, and as promised, it is something different to my previous two projects - I've made invitations for my daughter's 1st birthday party!

Let me say first up that I do not know where the last year has gone!!! Seriously it has just flown by, and my baby girl is already turning 1!!! I love those cake smash photos that people get done for their baby's 1st birthday. While I would love to do this, I decided to save some dollars and do my own photo shoot with Eleanor. I didn't do a cake smash, but I did dress her up, blow up balloons and put up banners! It was lots of fun! I wanted to use these photos on her birthday invitations (and I'm sure you will see them on some layouts in the near future as well)! We've learned over the years that young kids cope better with smaller birthday gatherings, so we decided to just invite close family to celebrate her 1st birthday. This meant that I only needed to make 7 invitations, so I decided that I was going to make them really special using my D-lish pretties!

I used different photos on each of the invitations and made them slightly different, so I've got four of them to share with you here:

If you're looking for some pretty things to add to your personalised invitations, there are so many gorgeous embellishments to choose from in the D-lish Scraps store!

Lets take a look at some closeups...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these sequin bows - they are gorgeous!!! Amanda has just re-stocked these, so now is the time to grab them while they are available in all the colours!! On my invitations, I used a combination of the gold, the light pink and the red. Above the bow on each of the invitations, I've added a rose. I alternated between the 3cm Vintage Roses in crimson, and the large pink/white Roses. My goodness, these roses are just so pretty!!

Up in the top right hand corner of the invitations, I've added three of the Wood Veneer Bunting. To jazz them up, I simply covered them with patterned paper - I really love the look of this! I have also added a medium white Rose alongside the bunting on each of the invitations.

Here you can see the cotton twine that I've wrapped around the invitations. On some I used the Hot pink/Red/White twine and on others I used the Light pink/Red/White. I added some foam tape to the photo and the word 'one' so that they sat up above the twine to add some dimension. To finish the invitations off I added a sprinkling of the Mini Heart Sequins. I must say that these were smaller than what I imagined, but oh so cute!! They were also a little tricky to stick on, but I ended up using some tweezers to pick them up and to dip them into the glue. Not sure if there might be an easier way, but this seemed to work well for me!

Well that's it from me for this month! I hope that I have shown you how versatile the D-lish embellies really are and maybe inspired you to use your D-lish stash to make something other than a layout... maybe even some invitations!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

This is what it's all about... by Mandy Melville

Hi again everyone!

I'm back today to share another layout with you using lots of D-lish goodies!!

"This is what it's all about"

I created this layout for Krisy's challenge over in The Scrap Suite. Are you a member of our Facebook group The Scrap Suite yet?? There is lots of awesome inspiration happening over there and we have four Cybercrop challenges running each month. Come on over and join us if you haven't already!! October Cybercrop kicked off on Friday night and this is the challenge that Krisy has set...

What a great challenge - white space!! Do you find white space challenging?? I think I'm getting better at incorporating white space into my layouts, but I must say I found it hard to leave the entire right hand side of my layout blank!! But never fear, I still managed to include lots of D-lish goodies onto my layout!!

I started my layout off by applying some watered down Distress Inks to my background. I just wanted a subtle watercolour look. I then adhered a strip of patterned paper down the left hand side of my layout with the ink peeking out from under the patterned paper. I matted my photo with a few layers of patterned paper, bringing in a couple of different shades of green. I then diecut some leaves from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and arranged them vertically down the page. Then I was ready to start embellishing!!

Lets take a look at some closeups...

At the top of my layout I added a wood veneer heart that was included in a previous Just Add Paper Kit. I like how the raw wood veneer adds a natural element to the page. I also added a word strip from the Boy oh Boy Wordfetti sheet and I attached a natural wooden peg to the top of my photo.

Tucked under the right hand side of my photo is a dip dye tag. I LOVE these!!! As soon as Amanda added these to the store, I knew that I would NEED them!! I attached a Freckled Fawn Short Arrow Clip to the tag - these are just so cute and come in lots of different colours! I also added a couple of enamel dots and another wood veneer heart to the right of the photo.

Underneath the photo I've added a flair button from the Weathered Wood set with some tangled thread underneath for some added texture. I also added a couple more word strips from the Everyday Moments and the Boy oh Boy Wordfetti sheets (I use these on nearly all my layouts recently - they are awesome!!). A couple more enamel dots added the finishing touch to my layout!

Thank you so much for joining me today - I hope that you enjoyed looking at my layout! I will be back tomorrow with one final share for the month... it's something a little different, so I hope you'll pop by to take a look! In the meantime, pop on over to The Scrap Suite and check out the Cybercrop challenges for some more inspiration!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hello Sunshine... by Mandy Melville

Hi there D-lish fans!

It's Mandy here with you today, and I am so thrilled to be sharing my first layout as a D-lish Scraps design team member! I hope that over the next 6 months that I will be able to bring you some inspiration and show you how awesome the D-lish embellies really I are (which I'm sure you already know!!).

So for my first project, I created a layout for the October Inspiration Board...

"Hello Sunshine"

Here's a reminder of what the inspiration board looks like...

I had so much fun with this one!! There are so many things to be inspired by on the board!! I think that the colour palette is simply gorgeous and would lend itself to both masculine and feminine projects. Apart from the colours, I was also inspired by the birds and the big red flower on the cushion. I also based my layout on the sketch provided. I don't often use a grid format on my layouts, but I must say that it was quite fun embellishing each little rectangle!

So, lets take a look at a few closeups of my layout so that you can see all of the gorgeous D-lish embellishments that I've used on my page...

The photo that I've scrapped is of my nephew Charlie at my son's school athletics carnival. He was having so much fun running around on the grass in the sunshine that I just had to snap a few photos!! When I saw the colours for the October Inspiration Board, I knew that this photo would be just perfect!

Lots of the embellishments on my page are from the Summer Fiesta Just Add Paper Kit, and I have to say that I think this could be my favourite kit, like ever!! I LOVED the bright colours and all of the cute embellies!! This kit is now sold out, but many of the items in the kit are still available to purchase separately. To the right of my photo you can see that I've used one of the flair buttons from the kit, as well as a sprinkling of yellow sequins and a couple of resin roses.

I decided to use the washi tape in the kit to create my own custom 'patterned paper'. I simply covered a piece of white card with strips of the washi tape. I love that by doing this, it co-ordinates perfectly! To this part of the grid I added my title. How gorgeous is that wood veneer piece?!! I considered using some yellow ink on it, but I decided that I liked how it looked raw. (Here's a tip: if you're not sure how an ink/paint will look on your wood veneer, try it out on the back first to see if you like it, and that way if you're not completely happy, then you haven't altered the front.) Next to my title I've added a red cherry blossom and another flair button from the kit.

For this little rectangle, I've cut up a 5x7 chevron bag - another great way of adding extra patterns and layers to your layouts. I've attached my journal tag using the mini wooden peg from the kit packaging and I've added one of the yellow roses from the kit next to the peg. Tucked underneath the journal tag is a Pinkfresh Studio Foil Die Cut rainbow. I've also added some more sequins and a resin rose to this corner.

And lastly, here on this section, I've added a gorgeous triple layered crochet flower in red. I've been hoarding this for a little while waiting for just the right project to use it on, and when I saw the large red flower on the inspiration board, I knew that it would be perfect for this layout! I've also added a red word strip from the kit as well as a strip from the Life Documented Wordfetti pack. I love the wordfetti strips, they are one of my favourite go-to items and are great for adding little phrases here and there.

So, that's it from me for today! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layout! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with our current Inspiration Board! Make sure you take a look at the rules for entering the challenge before you get started!

I will be back tomorrow with another share! Until then, happy scrapping!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Home at Last | Sue Plumb

Hello again D-lish friends!
It's Sue here with you for the final time this month. Today I am sharing a layout I created featuring a photo of my boys when they finally came home from hospital (10 weeks after being born). For this one I wanted to create something soft and pretty, because I don't think you can get anything more deserving than a newborn (or two!)

I started by finding some papers I thought would do the job, and then set about raiding my D-lish stash for the perfect embellishments to go with them. (The papers used on this layout are a mix of Studio Calico; Kaisercraft and Websters Pages.)

In this cluster beside my photo I used a Pinkfresh Studio - Up in the Clouds gold foil die cut; a flair button; a gorgeous Green Tara mini heirloom flower; a paper rose and a Forget Me Not. (Don't be afraid to use touches of pinks or peach on baby boy layouts!) I also attached a Journal It's - Wordfetti strip to my photo with a small gold wooden peg.

This next cluster features more beautiful paper roses (because you just can't go past the classics!); my favourite grey paper doilyPinkfresh Studio - Up in the Clouds gold rub ons; D-lish Dotswashi tape; and a Freckled Fawn Wood Chip arrow word (coloured with gold paint pen). I love the way all these elements combine.

For my final cluster, I repeated the same grey paper doily, paper blooms, washi tape, rub-ons and D-lish Dots as I had used previously. This time, I also added some more strips cut from a Journal It's - Wordfetti, a handmade heart embellishment from my stash, and finished it all off with a gorgeous gold sequin bow. (These bows make me happy!)

Thank you so much for joining me today, I look forward to sharing again with you next month. In the meantime don't forget to keep visiting the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have been creating - I promise there is lots of inspiration to come.
Til next time, happy scrapping!