Friday, December 14, 2018

"love you more" by Anthea

 Oh My is December!  Where has the year gone?  I don't know about you, but The Silly Season has certainly crept up on me. 
Today I am sharing a simple LO I created of my daughter and I.  This photo was taken in an effort to make sure I appear more photos, especially with my kidlets. I want them to look back and remember that I was a part of their life too and not just behind the camera.

This LO started with the creative page cut from D-lish. I was originally going to use the whole lot but it was being covered up a lot by the photo, so I did my best to cut it to size.  That way I still have more to play with later.  (My cutting is so not perfect so please don't look too closely)
I found papers that I wanted to back each heart with and secured them with glue to the back of the creative cut.  I then lay it where I wanted as a partial frame around my photo. I also mounted it with scraps of cardboard to add a bit of height to my LO.
I then added a sequin bow and a few small flowers as a simple accent to off set the 'heart frame'.  These particular flowers are forget me nots - they are new to the store and like the sequin bows, they come in an array of gorgeous colours.  My aim is to collect them all. 
I then used a sticker I have had for a while as my title.  I will admit, I was just playing with the sticker when it got stuck on my photo, I had the choice of ripping it off and starting the whole LO again or to leave it there.  I opted to leave it.
I then felt like the LO needed a bit more of a pop.  I wanted to sew, but time (and was lacking - so I simply grabbed some D-lish washie tape from a previous D-lish JAP kit to use as a border around my whole LO.  
This particular tape comes from the Love like this JAP kit from February this year - I use it regularly and I still have tons of it left - washie tapes and JAP kits are simply the best value. 
Well that is it for now. 
Next time I see you it will be Christmas Eve, unless I see you before in The Scrap Suite.  I hope that you can find some time in your busy day to come and check out my LO and say hi.
Till then,
Take care

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Unicorns and fairydust", by Amanda H

 Hello D-lish fans!
Today is all about the rainbow! I created the background in a flash using some watercolour pastels - so super easy! Then, I glitterized and embellished!
In the lower right cluster, I added some stickers from my stash and a Charms Creations heart. This cluster is perfectly finished with a sequin bow!
For each colour of the rainbow, I added sequins, stickers and flowers to match.
My D-lish stash of resin flowers were used extensively!
I also added lots of different enamel dots from the D-lish Dots range.
I also used some ripped and scrunched pieces of yellow tissue paper through the layout.
Thanks for looking, have a rainbow-filled day!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Days by Tracey B

Hello again.
When I saw the roller skates in this month's mood board I was reminded of a family holiday we took to Mildura in 1975 where I learned to skate.   I had to dig through the box of old photos but I found it.   I know the photo isn't great and my heads chopped off (thanks Mum!) but it was perfect for the retro vibe.

I started with some paint through a stencil.   This one is not by D'Lish Scraps but you can get a great range here.  I've used a couple of doilies to ground my cluster and a little bit of torn washi tape.

For each cluster I've used a mixture of paper flowers, resin flowers and D-Lish dots.   To my main cluster I've added a sequin heart from the Spring Fling Just Add Paper kit, a cool flair, a puffy map marker and some twine.    I've left my wood veneer title raw.   This came from the Peach Twist Just Add Paper Kit.

Check out the mood board and give it a shot.   Look forward to seeing what you create.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

"Cooking is Love Made Visible" by Renee Iveson

 I can't believe that we are so very close to Christmas already!
Today I am sharing the layout I created for the December Inspiration board: Slice of Summer
 What wasn't I was inspired by with this gorgeous inspiration board?? Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love retro! 

As soon as I saw the inspiration board I instantly knew which photo I wanted to scrap. It is of my first attempt at baking an apple and rhubarb pie from scratch.

I have played with a stitchable wood veener and added in some wood veener leaves which are quickly becoming a new D-Lish fave of mine!
Who doesn't love a doily or 2? I have added in a white paper one in the background of my layout and a cute pink gingham bow in the cluster to the right. 

You can find the details about the current Inspiration board SLICE OF SUMMER HERE.

I have used a selection of paper flowers which are such a bargain it is always a great idea to stock up! I have added in a sweet little tassel to finish the cluster.

Can't wait to see what you are inspired to create for this months inspiration board!

Renee xoxo

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cheers to Us - Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone, can you believe it is December? I really can't, I really need another month up my sleeve.
My first share for December is one inspired by the December Inspiration Board, a nice summery board, sure to get you searching for those summer pictures from last year.

My photo is from last December, a rare moment to catch up with my sister, as we live in different states, and this was her birthday, and she was in my home city. 
Cheers to Us
I quite liked the vintage feel to the inspiration board, and was inspired by the flower image. So I chose a floral paper, and then went from there. 
In my first cluster I have used a Green Tara AzaleaColour me cuts flowers, which I coloured using gelatos, flairLittle Birdie pearl petites marshmallow flowersforget me notsfaceted enamel dots
So I hope we get to see what you create using the inspiration board.
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Friday, December 7, 2018


Hi All!

New Month, new inspiration board - with a retro summery feel to it. When I saw this inspiration board, I knew just the photo to scrap.

This photo was captured on our family travels in Florence, Italy, in 2015. 
Those who know me, know that I have a liking for cute small cars - whether it be a vintage 'Mini' or a modern 'Smart Car' - a la Clouseau!

I have created this page using Kraft paper trimmed down to 8x12. I have splattered the background with black ink. Then I 'fringe-cut' various strips of patterned paper. I arranged them in an angular way on the page - and then adhered the black and white photo down. 

Then it was time to decorate!

As pictured here, I have placed 'Creative Cuts' over a Charms Creations Gold Arrow. To complete the butterfly, in this little cluster, I used a coloured wire and wood veneer flower from the 'Spring Fling' JAP kit. A yellow fabric bloom was used here too. 

The strips of quotes from a Journal Pack from a past JAP Kit were just perfect to use here. To embellish further - and add some more colour over the papers I have used tassles from the store. These are gorgeous and come in a range of colours.

Finally, to complete the page, I have placed a flair. These are gorgeous goodies to complete the page with. 
Thank you for dropping by and checking out this simple summery page!

Ciao, Amy 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Moments to Remember" by Jasmine

Good morning, afternoon, evening.
Well hello December.
Where did you come from?

Officially less than 3 weeks until that special day.
I hope you have been a good girl/boy so Santa has you on his list to drop off a few special pressies.

I am sharing a page today that is pretty simple but I really wanted it to be about the photo.  When we were in Vietnam there were a lot of times that we did not allow technology as it was about the experience and what was around us.
This particular photo was taken when we were waiting for a meal.
It was pretty special seeing the kids all interact and "just have fun" with something so simple as a game with their hands.

 I created my background using stencils, stamps and inks.
I then centred the photo and from there I added the few embellishments but just enough that they catch your eye then take your eyes around the photo as I hoped they would.

I have also used resin flowers, sequin bow, small roses, and a teal cornflower.

And remember to join us over at The Scrap Suite with these fabulous challenges if you haven't aleady done so.

See you again soon.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"Chino" by Anthea

I have been wanting to scrap a photo of my daughter's beloved bunny, Chino, for ages and when I finally got around to it, this is what I came up with!  Chino surrounded by flowers - lots and lots of flowers.
The back ground on this is some ripped up book paper with some texture paste applied through a D-lish stencil (albeit it be upside down) - I then sprayed some mist to add a bit of colour to the back ground and wiped some of it off with a baby wipe.
I added a clear sticker I have had for ages  that I thought worked well with the photo and then added flowers.  Every single flower on here is a D-lish paper flower.  I will try to name all of them.
The white flowers are all Green Tara flowers; they include asters, an azalea, some boxwoods, and some jasmine blooms.  All of the coloured flowers are from a Little Birdie collection that I got a while back - the collections are not in stock right now, but there are a ton of gorgeous individual flowers available. There is also one resin flower in the mix. 
I also haphazardly placed some white stamens in the cluster and a white leaf can also be seen sticking out.  If you have never tried using the stamens before I will let you know they are great for extra added texture with out a whole lot of extra bulk.
To finish, I just added a simple title.
Well that is it for now.
Till next time take care. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

You Rock | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all!

I'm excited to be here today with my first layout share for December. This is one I made on a retreat I attended back in November and I have to say, it was one of my fave creations from the weekend.

These photos are of my son when he attended a Christmas in July party for his karate club. Finding Christmas outfits in July is no easy feat so we had to get a bit creative ... he ending up choosing to go as the Jingle Bell Rock! 

I made my own cut file for this layout and once I had that all backed with patterned paper the embellishing was pretty simple. 

I used a mix of goodies for my main cluster which included: a journal tab from a past JAP kit, some wood veneer, a flair button and a scattering of enamel dots.

I also has some of these really cool fabric covered wood veneer stars from a previous kit that matched perfectly. I know I say it all the time, but the kits really are the best way to build an extensive stash of embellishments to create with! 

I hope my share has inspired you to get creative. 

Till next time ...
Amanda x

Sunday, December 2, 2018

"Dream team", by Amanda H

Hi everyone!
Welcome to my first page share of December! I created this page while away on a retreat recently, and they asked us to use paint chip samples. I stamped the circles on mine and hand cut them and that become the inspiration for my page.
I used paint the create the background, but also used some black tissue paper. I painted a white lace doily to layer in the background too. I also included machine stitching and stamping.
Now let's look at some close ups to see more D-lish goodies.
Keeping the circle theme, I used a D-lish Flair button and D-lish enamel dots.
I used some Journal its from the Monochrome Journal packs for the date...
And for the journaling spot.
Finally, the title was created with a Creative Cut. I used the "dream" word from the Written in the Stars pack . I machine stitched it to the page and combined it with some alphas to make the title.
You also see more D-lish Dots and a perfect lime green Resin flower to finish!
Thanks for looking today! Hope you are enjoying a scrapping Sunday!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December Inspiration Board "Slice of Summer", and DT sneaks

Hi everyone!

Summer has well and truly hit around most of Australia! And why not celebrate with our final inspiration board of the year - 'Slice of Summer'!

What a cool summery colour combination!

And of course, with the release of the inspiration board, tonight you can also get the latest exclusive Just Add Paper kit - also in this colour combo and theme. Cannot wait to get my hands on this one - you guys will love it!

Today we share some DT sneak peeks. Our talented girls have all created something a little different - and you will LOVE seeing their full pages when you visit the blog later in the month.

Here they are...

From Amy....

From Renee.....

From Tracey....

And, from Sandra....

Thank you so much for popping by today - we cannot wait to see your entries!

Please note:
 -entries must be received by midnight on the last day of the month
-entries need to be uploaded to the Inspiration Board Album in our Facebook Creative Group, The Scrap Suite []