Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy by Tracey

HI again,
Back with more photos from my time in Guatemala.   I'm passionate about scrap booking, traveling & cooking so it's fabulous when I can combine all 3.

I was inspired by one of this month's challenges in The Scrap Suite set by Amanda L. so I started by gluing some tissue paper from the recent Boy Wonder JAP Kit onto my background paper.   I typed my journalling onto a card from the same JAP Kit. To add interest I added some paste through a couple of different stencils including one from D-Lish.  

 I then created a cluster using a Journal Spot, Flower, Pearl Cabochon Heart, Flair and some Enamel Dots.   I also used a Doily behind my photo.

 Finished my LO with another cluster which included more flowers and enamel hearts,  a Felt Doily, a peg  and a chipboard word which I embossed.  

Happy creating!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Today - By Renee Iveson

Today I want to share with you a layout and a card I created just because I felt creative!

The photo is of my eldest daughter Viola and I posing in front of a very old ute in a paddock on the drive through Condamine Gorge in Queensland. 

I have included lots of gorgeous D-lish goodies into this creation. The main inspiration for this layout was the Just Add Paper Kit - Spring Fling from September.

I have used glitter paste through a D-Lish stencil (which have just been restocked!) You can find a huge range  HERE.
I Have also used my favourite coloured wire in gold, 

As usual when ever I finish a layout I always create a card with the scrap pieces left over 

This card was a very simple one that I jazzed up with some Paper Flowers, a Bitty Bow clip, a Resin Flower  and a Raw Veneer flower.

Looking forward to seeing your creations,

Renee xoxo

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sweet love - Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone, I am back with my last share for October. 
We have had some new babies in the family, and I was lucky enough to meet them soon after they were born - so sweet. I loved this photo I took of the new parents and their baby. Such joy. 
Sweet Love
For this layout, I pretty much was able to use everything from the Sweet Daze bundle deal. I have just started buying these kits, and I am in love. 
So in this first cluster I have used from the Sweet Daze bundle deal - banner, clouds tag and flower. I also added some flower sequins and Little Birdie pearl petites blush flower.
This cluster features items from the bundle deal - tags, heart, flowers and flair.
I have also added a Sweet Daze bundle deal - word, from the same pack. I also added a paper doily and Sweet Daze kit bit wood veneer word, which was very fitting.
I still have lots left over from the bundle deal, which is fabulous, despite trying to use lots from it on this layout. 
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

'Selfie' by Amy

Hi All!

I am here for my last share for the month of October. I have here a cheeky photo of me eating a vanilla slice. Believe me, this vanilla slice was sooo good! 

I have kept the colours to a minimum here: white, blue and silver.

As pictured here, from the store, I have used a die-cut Journal Card from the 'A Touch of Luxe' JAP kit - and Bitty Bow clips. I adore these bows as they position so well on the pages - and come in gorgeous colours!

For the title, I have used a chipboard coloured in black for the title as well as a silver paper foil and a die-cut Journal Card, again from the 'A Touch of Luxe' JAP kit.

To complete this little cluster, I have added a round Cabochon from the store.

Thanks for dropping in!

Ciao, Amy

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Heart This" by Jasmine

Hello to you.
I hope you have been over the The Scrap Suite this week to see the four new challenges that await.
We already have some amazing entries.

I hope my challenge inspires you to play along.
I had noticed that a lot of  our entries recently had amazing backgrounds so that is where my challenge came from.

I had always wondered how a Gelli Plate worked.  
Well at a retreat I attended recently, one of the girls Ros sat with me and showed me exactly how they work.  
So so easy... and fun fun fun.  
Now I have my own plate and can't wait to give it a try again.
We made about 5 backgrounds in a couple of minutes, each of them so different.  
There is no plan so if you want that perfect shape, pattern, colour, then the plate might not work for you but this page is a fabulous example of what can be created.

From there it was so easy to add my colour co-ordinated D'lish pieces to finish it off.

and a close up to show the goodness.

Have a great day and I hope you join us this month at The Scrap Suite.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"The same - but different" by Anthea

Hi all.
Hope you are all well.
Today I am sharing with you a close up of sample LO for my monthly challenge here. My challenge this month is to create a LO inspired by the quote, "Same, same but different!"
This LO is a LO featuring my twin sister and I on our 13th birthday.

Being that we are fraternal twins (obviously) I wanted to do a LO that focused on the fact that even though we are different in looks and personalities - we are still very much the same.  We share similar ideas, hobbies, beliefs etc.  My whole LO design is literally based around the title.
After a gentle flicking of glimmer mist to cover my page, I started by picking two photos - one of each of us on the same occasion. I then took two D-lish doilies and coloured them with some glimmer mist and mounted my photos directly on to them. 
I then raided my stash for anything that I had 2 of in different colours. I had a lot to play with but ended up using the gorgeous flowers, some little bows and two little resin love hearts.  (These flowers are rustic blooms and are my absolute favourite in the shop - I seriously never get sick of them.) I then stuck them down in a very simple cluster with each cluster being the complete opposite of the other. 
I then stuck down my title.  You may notice that even though they are the same colour, they are different alphas - this was just to add emphasis to my title!  (OK - that completely isn't true - I ran out of the original alphas and had to improvise - I think it worked out beautifully).
I had originally used my sister's hand writing for the journaling (because hers is sooooo much better than mine) but in the end I didn't like the placement of that journaling, so I simply [yeah right] ripped everything off the original LO and typed up my journaling and sewed that down.  I then sewed around my LO to complete it.
I hope you like my LO and I would love for you to give my challenge and the other monthly challenges a go.  Remember if you share your LO with us you will be in the draw to win one of 4 gorgeous D-lish JAP kits. 

Till next time...
Take care
PS: Look how I hold the knife and look how my sister holds the knife - and everyone thinks I am the crazy one!!!!! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dream Squad | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all!

Our October Cybercrop kicked off over in The Scrap Suite on Friday night and it was my turn to set a challenge. With the new range of Tissue Paper available in the store I decided to set a challenge to use tissue paper on your project. 

Here's my sample page: 

The tissue paper creates such a cool effect, I'll show you how I did it.

First up I gathered my supplies: a small piece of tissue paper, a background stamp and some archival ink.

I then randomly stamped all over the piece of tissue until I had covered it all. It doesn't have to be perfect cause the next step is to tear it up into random pieces.

Then after quickly sketching out where my photo would sit, I added the torn pieces using a gel medium to the perimeter. It's goes on just like decoupage ... spread on some gel medium with a brush, lay the tissue on top and the gel over the top again to secure. 

After this was done and dry, I was able to mat and add my photo before I began embellishing.

My second embellishment cluster was made up of a few more of the same elements from before.

My title was a wood veneer piece from a past JAP kit. You can also see the tissue in detail in this close up.

I hope I have inspired you to create your own stamped tissue paper for your next project!

Till next time, 
Amanda x

Monday, October 22, 2018

"Happy", by Amanda H

Hi all,
Over the weekend, our monthly Cybercrop challenge started...
I set this DIY Colour challenge....
Image may contain: one or more people and text
Today I share all the details of my page...
I started this page with some of the awesome Creative Cuts - Colour Me Cuts.  I used the wildflowers set and use some bright inks to paint the flowers and leaves. I also painted some white paper flowers.
I layered these along the side of the photo, with a paper lace doily.

For the title, I used a "Happy" Creative Cut, from the Geometric Easter set. I also painted this ink and hand doodled around the letters with a black pen.
 A few finishing touches to clusters include a white sequin bow and some D-lish enamel dots.
In the top corner of the page, I repeated more Colour Me Cuts, paper flower and enamel dots, along with a Journal it spot.
Thanks for looking today and I hope that you take a look at our challenges in The Scrap Suite.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Epic Fail by Tracey

 Hi there,
Back again with another share.
I traveled to Guatemala earlier this year and have been spending lots of time doing layouts featuring the many many photos I took.   I wanted this layout to include multiple photos but actually it is all about the journalling.

I started by sploshing down an abundance of pouring medium, adding drops of different coloured acrylic paint, mixing it a little with the end of a skewer and tilting the page letting the pouring medium do its thing.  Then came the hard part - waiting for it to dry naturally.   Seriously it took at least 3 days!

I created a flip booklet and embellished the front page with lots of D-Lish goodness including Flowers (which I coloured with spray), a small piece of a paper bag and a piece of hessian all from previous JAP Kits.   I added a Pearl Carbochon, Leaves, a piece of a Doily, a Sequin Bow and a Pip Berry Stem.

On the next page I again used a piece of paper bag and a journalling block from a past JAP Kit along with a Bitty Bow Clip.

I finished off the last page with a Flair, more Leaves, Paper Bag, Doily and some old D-Lish alphas for my title.   I completed the LO with some Sequins.

 Thanks for looking. 
(And thanks to Pintrest for some great photos of sunrises at Tikal!)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hello There - by Renee Iveson

I am very excited to share the layout and card I created for the September Cyber Crop challenge by Sandra : Pet-itude!

This layout features to looooong skinny snoot of my furry baby Bambi the greyhound.

I have included lots of gorgeous D-lish goodies into this creation. I love the 5 x 7 bags, as you can probably already guess I use them quite a lot as a base for my photos.

Again I have added in my absolute favourite D-lish product wire as it adds another texture, colour and feel to any creation. 

You can find the details about the current Cyber Crop on the Scrap Suite page HERE on Facebook.
You will have to be quick to get your entries in for this cyber crop as it ends today. Keep your eyes out for the next one though, with another lot of inspiring challenges!

I have used the D-Lish Bitty Bow clip, paper doilies, puffy hearts, paper flowers and leaves and finished off with sequins and Heart Cabochons.

When ever I finish a layout I always create a card with the scrap pieces left over and one of the great things about having a stash of D-Lish Scraps goodies is that it is really easy to quickly pop a card together with cute coordinating bits and bots.

I always stock up on the D-Lish Scraps Cardfetti  which makes card making easy!

Looking forward to seeing your creations,

Renee xoxo