Sunday, April 30, 2017

'Love you' by Tamara Buckler

Hello, and happy Sunday to you all.

I'm back again today to share another layout with you, this time featuring my eldest daughter. You know you've got good friends when they have your kids for the day, take them for an impromptu photo shoot, and then send you the results. A scrapbookers dream! 

This page was inspired by a colour scheme I came across on Pinterest, the mixture of peach and light blue is not one I would normally think of, but I think it works really well together. I raided my D-lish stash and pulled out all the embellishments I had in these colours, and then found some old project life cards that worked as well.

I started the background by covering the cardstock roughly in Gesso, and then used some pale blue watercolour paint, as well as some Georgia Peach and Coral Colour Shine, to create a really soft and dreamy base to my page. I wanted to tie in the black in my daughters shirt, so got messy with a charcoal Gelato, and some random black stamping. I think it is the combination of these two elements that make the impact on this page.

This is of course complimented by all the D-lish goodies I was able to embellish the page with. How perfect is that black tutu bloom as the feature element of that cluster!? And then partnered with some beautiful mini roses and that gorgeous peach resin diamond, which again brings in that contrast of  sweetness against the bold.

To the top left of my photo I added a peach bow clip from the 'Elegant' bow clip pack (these are so easy to work with!) and some more roses, as well as some enamel dots.

I also used some Journal spots from previous kits, like these ones from the Peaches and Cream Journal Spots, to add extra layers to my photos and clusters. I used a 'Mini Date' Journal Spot to note the date and location of the photo, another mini rose, and a flair button from the Peaches and cream kit.

Thanks once again for stopping by.  Why don't you leave a comment below and tell me about a colour combination you've used lately. Whatever it was, I bet there was a D-lish embellie that worked for it!

Big Loves,
Tam x

Saturday, April 29, 2017

"Strawberry Patch Kid" by Rachel Dutko

Hi everybody!

Rachel with you today with my layout 'Strawberry Patch Kid'.

When I saw these cute strawberry wood buttons in the store I knew they would be perfect for a page about our trip to the strawberry farm.
The strawberries were so delicious picked straight from the patch.

I started with a painted background with blue and green paint then layered some Red Spot Tissue Paper behind my photos. I added some yellow colour paste with the Cross stencil.

I coloured the strawberry wood buttons and then
scattered them around the page.

My main cluster is made up of Wild RosesMini RosesFlair buttons,
a Sequin Bow, a Resin Button and some Wooden Star Buttons.
I've used some Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers
as a bold title as well as some Paint Chip Tabs for some extra details.

I finished my page with some hand-drawn journaling
and some stamped phrase words to describe the day.

D-lish products used

Thanks for looking

Rachel xx

Friday, April 28, 2017

happy days - by Nicolee Cable

Hi all

Nicolee here!
Today I'd like to show you this layout, a photo of hubby and I
on a day out adventuring in this beautiful city of Brisbane.

First, I created the background by spraying 
some green, blue and turquoise mists on to plastic
and then 'smooshing' it (very technical term!) 
onto the card stock.  Once dry I splattered some more 
ink around and then inked some black colour
through a circle stencil.  Then I doodled around
the circles for some definition.

I then ripped up some old hessian from a previous
JAP (Just Add Paper) kit and glued it and some random 
stamens in place.  To make sure they stayed, I stapled in the middle 
which caught most of the stray hessian and stamen strands. I also 
stamped some random script around for added visual texture.
This created a foundation for my photo and embellishments.

I then proceeded to stick down the chosen embellishments in a 
vertical direction.
The cute vellum butterfly is from a previous JAP kit
as well - it just goes to show that they are great value for money.
I find that I'm always adding some sort of enamel dots as they
just finish off a page just perfectly.  The stamens are also cute
to use, just randomly popping them here and there.

The Creative Cut script words are very cute and I've 
stuck chipboard letters on top to create my title.
and so easy to use, I just cut my photo to size. adding the resin heart, lily, enamel frame and enamel dot...

...and cute word flair button - the layout is done!

Here is a list of all the D-lish product used:

vellum butterfly (from a previous kit)

I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Pop on over to the D-lish store and see what new products are available!

Happy Scrapping
take care and we'll chat soon.

Nic xx

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Love Yourself" by Julianne McKenna

Hello! Hello! Hello! 
Julianne here today, sharing a layout I created for my youngest daughter, Keana. She is currently going through a rough time of not believing in herself, and believing she is not strong enough, capable enough, and loveable enough. So I created this layout with a few words of wisdom to remind her that she is ENOUGH. 

I started with the quote from Lucille ball - I knew I wanted to include that, so I worked my design around that. I knew I would have to have an area for journalling, so I made sure I had a border, as it would double as my journaling space. 

I have included a few close-ups so that you can see the layers and depth. I love how my clusters and layers of flowers came together - the fussy cussing of the leaves and stems has added a lovely soft effect. When i fussy cut flowers, I always try to mix the fussy cut flowers and leaves with the real flowers - it helps the page to blend and come together. 

Here is a close-up of the quote that I have used.

I have used brown shipping tags as my base for my title and arrow. Without the tags, the title and arrow just faded into the background. The tags help to focus on the title. My title was created with chipboard, paint and kindy glitz. 

Did I mention that I have fallen in love with sequins (again)! I love, love, love the mixed bags of coloured sequins - they give a lovely whimsical finish to the layout. I have simply glued them to the page, then added kindy glitz to their centres. 

What can I say about these wild roses? I am completely in love with them - they are just so lively feminine and romantic. Yes, you can expect to see a lot of the on my future projects. I am so happy that they come in so many different colours - this gives me an excuse to play with them all. 

And finally, the paper doilies and mini roses. Doilies make a great addition to any layering work as they can be used whole, or cut into smaller pieces. The whole doily can be shown, or small pieces can  peek out from between layers. 

Thank-you for stooping by and joining me today. It has been a pleasure to have this opportunity to share my project with you. If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my blog: 

Don't forget you can also find D-Lish on Facebook and Pinterest. Make sure you follow on both for all the latest products, events and happenings. 

Happy scrapping everyone! 

Jules xxx

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'Forever Friends' by Amanda Lawrence


It's been a little while between shares for me so I'm excited to be showing off a creation I made yesterday afternoon. I was inspired by Gwen's 'Wreath style' cybercrop challenge from the other weekend so I decided to have a go myself.

Here is what I came up with:

Of course the cameo came out for this one. The lovely floral wreath cut out was the basis for my design and I went from there. I loved the green tones from the photo so decided to go mostly with that. As a little contrast, I dug through my scraps and found some dark grey which I used to back my cut file, mat my photo and add some scallops in the top and bottom corners to help draw the eye across the page.
The title was also a cut with my cameo and the lowercase puffy alphas ... well they are coming soon so be sure to keep an eye out ;) 

With such a large focal title I only added two clusters of embellishments on this page. The larger up the top is made of a selection of paper flowers, a resin flower, a polka dot date tab and some vellum butterflies from the March JAP kit

The smaller cluster was made up of a repetition of the elements from the other one to help balance out the layout. 

There are 3 other great challenges to play along with too so I am hoping to find some more creative time before they end. All our cybercrop challenges are open for an entire month (mid month to mid month) so there is plenty of time to play along. 

Here are the current challenges:

You can find all the details you need to enter in The Scrap Suite on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by, I promise I won't let it go so long between shares next time.

Amanda x

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Love H" by Lauren Tomecek

Hi everyone,
After using so many different flowers on my canvas earlier this month, I decided I wanted to create a project without any flowers. Luckily, D-lish Scraps still has a huge range of other embellishments available to create with.

My title cluster features a lot of D-lish Scraps products. I've used the Love chipboard from the Pretty in Pink JAP kit, blue Bitty Bow, resin glitter dots, punchinella, and the orange muslin is from my stash.  Most months, the Just Add Paper kits have a roll of washi tape in them - what a great way to grow your collection of washi tape! I have used some washi tape from a past kit in this layout. 

Why don't you challenge yourself to create a layout without any flowers? Share the link in the comments below.

Monday, April 24, 2017

XOXO | Michelle Stokes

Hello Everyone! Michelle back today with a new layout share featuring a few of our new products in store now, and some super cute photos of Leila and her new toothless smile.. I will admit, it almost ended in an epic color shine explosion fail, but I saved it as best I could without having to redo the entire layout.

I kept the background pretty simple (until the colorshine exploded) by using a mint & silver dot paper along with some white cardstock and machine stitching. I then placed 3 of the scribble circles from our new Creative Cuts sets, and sewed and stapled onto the background to create a base for all my clusters. Next I added the photos with some pink pattern paper, and layered with some foam sheet for dimension. And lastly I worked on all the clusters and title before splattering the gold color shine and almost ruining the page. I ended up patching the layout top and bottom with clean cardstock then lightly splattering again with more colorshine.

Here's some close ups 

I kept the clusters pretty simple using some of the sweet new Little Birdie Watercolour Flowers, a D-lish Flair button, my favourite Forget-Me-Not flowers, Journal It circles, Resin Glitter dots and some ombre wordfetti

I've added a sweet little Pick n place bow to this cluster but didn't repeat the Journal It or Wordfetti as I felt that it would distract the eye from the title. I did repeat the purple colour by using an enamel dot. To make the XOXO Creative Cut title stand out a little more, I've added a little detail with a black sharpie pen, then gave it some dimension with some foam tape. 

Many photos taken this morning, and not so many of them contain one where you can actually see the missing tooth (bottom row in the front) However loads of sweet photos like these happened..

The last cluster is a repetition of the first, just using a longer ombre wordfetti strip, and different designs of the Journal It and Flair button. I also added a new Butterfly Creative cut to the top of the scribble circle to fill in some blank space.

Lastly a little banner made from some Ombre wordfetti and an older arrow journal it, both fishtailed and stapled onto the page. Then came the gold explosion which I mentioned earlier lol

I think it turned out ok in the end. What do you think? I hope its given you an idea on how to fix something without having to start all over again. But tell me, what do you do to fix ink explosions? Leave a comment below letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until Next time, Happy Scrapping.
Michelle x

Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Our Sweet Boy" by Gwen Wruck

Hello again creative friends,  I hope you are all well!!  

Gwen here today to share with you a layout of our sweet kitten Ferris.

This layout started with the hexagon background cut file and some paper scraps in pink and yellow shades; I have been hoarding these forever and was on a mission to use them up.  I also had this cute little Crate paper element of a kitty cat and it was so cute I had to use it! I love pink and yellow as a colour combo, problem is, our cat is a boy!!!  This is one of those moments when you realise you have chosen colours because you like them and NOT because they fit your photo! - whoops!!  So... what to do??  Well, I thought, why not document his sweet nature.  He may be a boy but he is the sweetest, loving little thing, so affectionate and tolerant of Miss 10 who sometimes forgets he is a kitten!!  

As I often do, I went about building up my paper layers for my photo mat first and included one of the 5x7 paper bags,  these are always a great start to a page.  I simply added my paper scraps together until I was happy with my layers. I then went about looking for extra elements to round out the layout.  I found this sweet Journal pack piece from the Past Kit Bits section of the website which was the perfect yellow to match my pattern papers and I knew I also had this Sequin Bow in a really bright shade of yellow that would be a perfect fit. 

I also wanted to add some Wood Veneer - it's no secret that I love adding these elements to my pages, and I especially love the tone of the wood in the D-lish store, no need to add paint if you don't want to, they are perfect as they are.  I also had the co-ordinating Flair to the journal piece and the cute little Bitty Bow Clip - I simply slid it off the clip part to make an adorable bow tie for my kitty image. 

Next, it was time to add some flower clusters, I love the softness of the Fantasy Blooms and the Tea Roses are really nice to add into clusters for interest, they are the perfect sized smaller flower. To avoid any confusion with the whole "he is a boy" thing, I decided on the title "Our Sweet Boy" using the puffy Alphas and of course some Enamel Dots and that's the layout complete.

D-lish products used:

thanks for popping by today

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Cool" by Julie Pearce

Hi everyone,

Julie here today sharing a page I have created using this months Just Add Paper Kit - Retro Revival.
I love all the bits and pieces that come in this kit.
I started off using the mini brick design stencil that came in the kit on my background.
Then cut two pieces of patterned paper for my corners and machine stitched them.

Using the yellow tissue paper and some pattern paper I layered it behind my photo.
Then I added the wood veneer title "Cool" and cut the journaling cards to use.
Added the resin stars and some black ink splatters and lastly the blue sequins stars.
I hope you get some inspiration from my page and give this challenge a go.

Catch you later.
Jules xxx