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,

Friday, August 10, 2018

Creative Cuts with Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi Everyone, today I'm sharing my take on this months Inspiration Board.

I took my inspiration from the first picture.

I have used some gelatos to colour some Creative Cuts Flowers and left a few white.  I coloured some cut out circles and a border in the same colours.

I layered these around my photo with some Pastel Petals and Little Birdie flowers

To balance out the cluster, I have popped a Bitty Bow Clip at the top of my photo.

Please join us this month.
You can find all the details you need to enter under the 'Current Inspiration Board & Rules' tab at the top of the page. Entries need to be linked by no later than midnight on the 31st August, to go in the running for the fabulous prize on offer.

You can also enter your pages on our Facebook Page, The Scrap Suite.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

"this HAPPY life" by Mal

Hi all, 

What a week it's been...so busy...no time to scrap EXCEPT for looking at the Inpsiration Board at D-lish...have you seen it?

Here's my page. I loved the colours so decided to go with that as my colour palette.

 I started with my background and as usual I just grabbed many many things from D-lish that were int he colour palette.

I have the Seeing Stars Creative Cuts Page Cuts and I've used it as a stencil on a previous page so this time I decided to use some of it as an embellishment. Yes I cut it up! I know some of you may be like OMG what!!! but this way I get to use it on many pages.

After this I then started layering.
Firstly some punchinella underneath the page cut, then some string from a past Just Add Paper kit, and a gorgeous BIG Sakura Bloom in pink.

 A very simple page from me this week...hope you like it and hope to see your page over in The Scrap Suite soon.

Happy scrapping...Mal xxx

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Adorable - Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone, it;s August already, and nearly the end of winter, yay, it's been so cold. I guess when it is horrible weather, it gives us time to scrap away and not be worried about missing the sunshine.
So anyway, today I present my first August share, this one is insipired by the August inspiration board:
How pretty is this? It having the sweet theme to it, I wanted to use a sweet photo, so I did this one of a friends grand-daughter, she is so sweet in this photo. 
Wow I did pull out some old papers for this, remember those die cut scalloped pages - yes, that is what that is behind the photo, but it worked so well. Anyway, I think I have brought it back to the modern day with all the D-lish Scraps goodies. I also stenciled the background paper, with some texture paste and added some colour to the stenciled hearts. 
The last cluster, features a Creative Cuts large heart behind the photo, and a bitty bag.
I hope you can find some time to have a go at the inspiration board, I am sure you will enjoy it.
Until next time, happy scrapping. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

‘Sweet Daze’ by Amy

Welcome to a new month and a new inspiration board!

When I first saw the mood board for this month’s Inspiration Board, I thought ‘My Golly!’ – this is gorgeous and yummy! It is a lovely one to use for girls. However, seeing as I have boys, I flipped it and thought it would actually be perfect to use to scrap my family.

First, I prepared a sheet of white cardstock with some coloured inks to match the papers of the moodboard. ‘Simple and clean’ is what I was trying to do here. For those who love to scrap this way, this moodboard would be ideal for you! 😊

Once the background was dried I cut both strips and circles of patterned papers to match the moodboard from my stash.


For the layers behind the photos, the use of both the Creative Cuts and paper doilies from the D-Lish Scraps store were perfect to use here.

To add a bit of shine, I painted over the Creative Cuts with a clear glitter pen from my stash.

In other areas around the page, I have also used a flair, various enamel hearts, round cabochons (from the May ‘Flights of Fantasy’ JAP kit), a yellow fabric pendant from the limited-edition kit that Amanda put together earlier this year.

I hope this leaves you feeling inspired. I would love to see your take on this ‘Sweet Daze’ board: there is a fabulous prize to be won! You can enter via the Scrap Suite Facebook page in the album designated for August.

Amy 😊

Sunday, August 5, 2018

"Hello Happiness" - Jasmine

Keeping it simple.
That's how I approached this page. 
I just love this photo and to me it speaks 1000 words without speaking at all.
A simple moment where the kids were all doing their thing while we were on holiday.  
I only wish I could have heard their conversation. 
It's one of those photos that makes me hope that they will all be close throughout their lives and always be there for one another.

I began by sewing a border around the page, adding the patterned paper to the top and a bit of ink splash.  From there it was just adding minimal D'lish embellies... just enough to keep it simple and capture the photo whilst adding those pops of red to take your eye around the page.

I have used :
A resin flower, a glitter heart (from a JAP kit), paper flower, paper doily (this is actually a black doily placed back to front as I wanted the light grey for my page. And by only using half of it, I have another half for another page),  washi tape (from a JAP kit) and resin glitter dots.

Hope you have a fabulous day.


Saturday, August 4, 2018

"Cool" by Anthea

Hi everyone.
Here is a fun share of a LO I did of my son.  He was pretty young here and his primary love was football. 
As is typical for many of my boy LOs my LO is a bit grungy. 
I started by smushing blue and red paint with a plastic bag all over my LO and where I thought I would want my photo to sit. 
 I love this technique and find I am using it a lot lately.  I love how it gives a watercolour feel to the LO and how you get a hint of purple where the two colour mix.  I then added some ink through a D-lish stencil to give more texture to the background.
I then placed my mounted photo on the LO and placed any enamel and resin stars I had on hand on my LO.  I am fairly sure that both lots of stars came from a past D-lish JAP kit.  I love that I use them often but still seem to have lots in my stash.  I also added some chipboard chevrons to the LO. 
I then made a frame out of coloured wire and used that to highlight the subject in my photo.
To finish, I used a Go Press to add some funky bright blue foil to my wood veneer title. It hasn't shown up in the photos as well as I would like, but this is a holographic type paper and is even 'cool'er looking in real life. 
I am pretty happy with this LO and I hope you like it too.
Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look.
Till next time.
Take care


Friday, August 3, 2018

XOXO | Amanda Lawrence

 Hi all!
I'm in total denial that it's August already .... I mean, when did that happen?!?! 

Today I'm sharing my first page for the month which has been inspired by Ros's 'Someone Special' challenge in our current cybercrop. 

This is a photo of my mum and I from last Mothers Day.

With the gorgeous floral paper and knowing my mums love of flowers, I decided to go to town with my paper flower stash for this one!

I added in a few resin pieces for a contrast of texture and who can resist one of those stunning sequin bows?!

For some softer layers I used a few paper doilies.

I also added a bitty bag as a layer under the photo and scattered some glitter enamel dots here and there. 

A couple of flair from the shop and then some handstitching finished off the page nicely.

There's still a few weeks to enter the current cybercrop challenges so be sure to visit the Scrap Suite on Facebook to check them out.

Till next time. 
Amanda x