Thursday, November 30, 2017

today - such a special day | Nicolee Cable

Hi all, hope you're all well.

The layout I've chosen to show you today, is in response to November cybercrop challenges.

I've chosen to do Amy Churchwards challenge 'Purple Pleaser' - using at least 3 purple items.
I found a few more than 3.  Can you spy them?

Firstly, I did some purple water
colouring on the background, and stapled down some old onion bag.
Then I started layering doilies.

..and more doilies.  I then cut a Creative Cuts geometric butterfly in half.

...backed the photo onto cardboard...
and added some more layers. 

 ...then I added all the photos and other embellishments.

 Did you manage to find all the purple products?

Purple washi tape (stuck on paper and then trimmed to half width)
Purple tassel
Purple doilie

That's 9 all together!!!

Here are the other coloured D-lish items:


I hope you enjoyed this layout and you can play along with the November cybercrop challenges at The Scrap Suite.

Have a great day
Nicolee xx

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Taking a walk down memory lane | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It's Michelle back again today with something a little different. Most of you will know that I've been part of the team here at D-lish for quite some time now, starting off as a Creative team member back in 2014 that solely worked with the Inspiration Board before being promoted to an actual DT member just over 2.5 years ago. I'm sure you're all sick of seeing me by now, but I'm still having way too much fun here!

For todays creative share I thought I'd take a trip back down memory lane and share a few of my most favourite creations made throughout the many years I've been here. There would have to be at least 100+ creations that I've made, including many that were shared in the ScrapSuite for our cyber crops. Oh and so many more made with D-lish Scraps goodness that weren't for this DT. 

I've shared 20 of my all time favourites with links to the posts they were in so that you can read up on my process and products used. Lets get started.....

Heres a couple of favourites from my time on the Creative Team, starting with this sweet 8.5x11inch creation from May 2014. It's a favourite because it was one of the very first layouts I shared as a Creative Team member, and one that received loads of positive feedback from the wider scrappy community

Then there was this wonderful creation from August 2014, one of the very few times that I got a little messy on the background and tried my hardest not to let it stuff it all up lol

Another  mixed media background in December 2014. Jeepers I was brave back then, wish it felt that easy to create something magical now like it did back then lol

and lastly January 2015. A rainbow assortment of fun to document the celebration of Leila's 4th birthday. So sweet!

Now moving on to my time here as a Design Team member

Yet another of the very rare times that I went a little Mixed media crazy back in May 2015.. This by far would have to be the most work I've ever done on a background that I actually like lol

then this sweet layout of Leila as a baby that I created for an Inspiration board in June 2015. A completely different colour palette to use compared to what I am usually inspired by or create with.

The time I created something based on the background paper I used, and sprinkled D-lish pretties all the way around it, if only I took a non blurry photo of it! August 2015

By far this would have to be one of my favourites, the colours are just stunning, but again this was back when I was still trying to figure out how to take a decent photo lol September 2015

Remember that time I used a tissue box as a pattern paper on the background of a layout? January 2016

And another layout following along with the Inspiration Board for May 2016. Love the colours within this layout, and that cluster 😍😍😍

Next up is the time I used up most of my favourite flowers from the D-lish Store by creating a fun floral Marquee light. There are flowers within this light that I still wish I had more of. So pretty!

Then my obsession with Cocoa Vanilla Studio started, and a majority of my layouts consisted of pattern papers from their collections and loads of goodness from the D-lish Scraps store. This simple yet sweet layout was definitely fun to create

Next creation to share was one that I quite enjoyed making, although all my creations are enjoyable to make (I think lol). This layout was created for a challenge in the Scrap Suite using a past Just Add Paper kit that features a cool masculine palette. So fun!

A majority of layouts usually feature photos of Leila, whether they be current or photos from earlier in her sweet life. Cant believe that in less than 2 weeks this sweet babe will be 7! This creation is by far one of my most favourite and documents a photo around the time of her 1st birthday.

As were heading into the busy Christmas season, I'm reminiscing about the fun we had last year, and the laughter over certain presents Leila received. This layout and photo perfectly encapsulate Leila and her seriously FUN way of enjoying Christmas.

Next up is another Off the page creation that I shared earlier this year. A gift for a work friend that had just become a mumma, and was after a special something to hang in her room. A special little rainbow baby, that deserved a special assortment of rainbow goodness 

Now this creation, looks to be the most simplest of all my creations, but seemed to take forever as I just couldn't get the placement of all the bits just right lol In the end it turned out magical (well in my eyes it did) Love me some Creative Cuts and mini paper flowers 😍

Moving right along to another non layout creation - the time I used up random bits n bobs from past Just add paper kits to create a bunch of cards for special friends and family members

Almost to the end, I promise 😉
One of the more recent layouts I created for the magical Over the Rainbow Inspiration Board, using nothing but coloured cardstock and the Just Add Paper kit to match the board. Its amazing what a few old paper punches can create

And lastly this beautiful creation I made the other week using a photo I've scrapped many times, and felt I never did it any justice, until now. I am so so happy with how this layout came together. 2x2 inch squares of pattern papers along with one massive cluster of all my current favourite things from the D-lish Store. All kinds of magic were created on this day 😍

Well there you have it, my top 20 favourite creations that I've made here through my time as a Design Team of Creative Team member. Theres still plenty more to come, cause I'm not going anywhere anytime soon ( I don't think lol)

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a stroll down memory lane. 
Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Monday, November 27, 2017

“November Cybercrop challenge number 4" by Amy C

Hello hello D-Lish Scraps fans!

It’s Amy here again. I have created this monochrome layout for this month’s Cybercrop. I chose purple here as I thought it would go nicely with my black and white photo.

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I prepped the background simply by using a purple acrylic paint – smeared on using a pocket card. Once dried, I stamped in various places using both a circular stitched stamp and ‘splatter’ stamp.
Lastly, I splattered some purple ink around the page. Once dried, it was time for some embellishment fun!

In this cluster, here at the bottom right hand corner of the photo, I have used a variety of items as it was to be my main cluster. I have used one of the Charms Creations gorgeous purple hearts which was perfect for this layout. On the heart, I have inked and stamped a canvas button from KinderKreations. Behind the heart, as you can see here is a purple Pip BerryStem

I hand swirled it to my liking – that way it would run along the base of the photo. The purple flower-shaped button was from the 'Over The Rainbow' ‘JustAdd Paper’ (JAP) kit. 
I have also used a mini metal flower.

As pictured here, I have stamped the paper doily with a crackled effect stamp using permanent ink and then lightly sprayed it with purple ink. I was happy with the effect here as it flows with monochrome theme.

For this small area here, I have written my mini title on the purple Journal Its from my 'OverThe Rainbow' JAP kit. Finally, a mini metal flower was placed here too.
Don’t forget our November Cybercorp is now on. I hope to see your fabulous creations in the Scrap Suite!

Thanks for checking this out – Amy 😊

Saturday, November 25, 2017

"Girls Day Out" by Jasmine Shea


Today I am sharing a page I created after my daughter and I went to see Cirque  Du Soleil 'Toruk'.  
It was the first time I had seen one of their performances and it was totally amazing.

I decided to use our ticket as part of my page and added my photo and lots of D-lish pieces.  
I went with the blues and oranges from the ticket and again, it is so so easy to create a page when you have your pieces sorted by colours.

I have used the following D-lish pieces:


Friday, November 24, 2017

"Love" by Anthea

Hi all. 
I hope you are all well today.  Today my husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary.  22 years we have been married (and put up with each other) so I thought what better way to honour him than by doing a LO of us!
All I knew when I started this is that I wanted the page to have lots of hearts and I think I have managed to achieve that much.  I had just received that gorgeous yellow flower and the top pink flower as part of a delivery in the mail and I knew that this was going to be my colour scheme.

I firstly set out by grabbing my trusty old heart punch and started punching, (my darling daughter helped with a few too).  I then started laying them and sticking them to the page - I was about a quarter of the way through when I realised just how much of an insane idea this all was and thanking God that I didn't use the smaller heart punch I had, as originally planned.  I was however determined not to give up and I finally got there.  (I do warn you - if you try something like this - you need a good couple of hours up your sleeve.)
The rest was easy.  I simply matted my photo with some white card stock and began laying out flowers - lots of flowers.  I started by picking the three big flowers in the LO. These three I have used are a yellow rustic bloom, a cherry blossom (from the last JAP kit), and a pale pink Chinese peony.  I then used almost an entire packet of Little birdie flowers and spread them across my page.
Lots of pictures I know, but I wanted you to see close up just how beautiful these flowers really are and just how much detail is in them!!!

Next I simply placed a D-lish flair and tassel in the corner and scattered a few more little birdie flowers here and there. (The flair and tassel I used came from a previous D-lish JAP kit, but there are lots more to choose from in the shop).
I finished the whole layout with a simple chipboard title inked in a colour to suit.  There are tons of chipboard pieces in store which can either be decorated to suit or left raw. 
Thanks again for looking - I hope I have inspired you to try something new. 
Till next time - take care.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fathers Day 2017 | Amanda Lawrence


Today I'm sharing another layout that I created at a recent retreat weekend. This one documents our Fathers Day celebrations from earlier this year.

I knew I wanted to make some oversize banners to layer under my photo so I started there. I also added one of the stunning lace doilies as a photo mat. I felt it was a little stark and needed something to pull it all together so I added the rectangle of hand stitching which I think did the trick to perfection. After deciding on the placement for my title it was time to embellish!

My largest cluster used one of the gorgeous Wild Roses as my feature. I then added some other paper flowers, resin, and a flair and journal round from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit. The small roses were actually white as I didn't have the right raspberry colour in my stash. I simply used an ink pad to stamp off some ink onto a craft sheet before spritzing it with a little water to make a watercolour of sorts. I then just painted it onto the flowers with a waterbrush and they turned out great! 

My smaller cluster used a tab from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit, more paper flowers, resin and a defining words flair. To finish off my page I used some of the left over 'watercolour ink' to add some light splatters before adding a few glitter resin dots and it was done!

I hope you enjoyed my layout share for today.

Amanda x