Monday, June 24, 2019

"You are enough" by Anthea

Hope everyone is doing well? 
Today I am sharing with you a LO that I have done of my daughter at her first Little Athletics State competition. 
The day was amazing in many ways and I took a lot of  photos, but this photo was my favourite. 
She looks so proud of her efforts (as she should be) and quite simply - I wanted to scrap it.

The layout itself is super simple.  After added some texture paste through a stencil, I flicked some mists all over the page and then lay down some strips of washi tape to create my background .
I then tucked in some uncoloured colour-me-cuts and some transparent flowers that I had and added some black stamping (this is from a D-lish stamp set). I find that if a photo has a lot if intense colour, it is much easier to scrap it using black and white in my layout.  I also find myself using colour-me-cuts a lot this way.  I just love the doodled effect it gives without actually having to doodle.
I then lay some words of wisdom down the side, that would have been very similar to the words of encouragement we gave her on the day.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Till next time,
Take care

Saturday, June 22, 2019

"Year seven", by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,

On my last share, I set the "Negative Impact" challenge, and used the negative print from the Alphabet soup Creative Page cut.

Today I use the (now blue) Alphabet soup Creative Page cut on a page.

I placed the Page cut on a ledger paper background, with some pale blue sprays on the background underneath.

Then, I chose blue and gold D-lish Scraps embellishments to finish the page. 

I also included some strips of sweet skinny washi tape, which is always a welcome addition in Just Add Paper kits. No doubt you have some in your stash!

To the left of the photo, I created a cluster to house the title for the page. I layered washi tape, with a gold Bitty Bag, and Journal-its.
And finished with a gold puffy heart (from a past JAP kit), Enamel hearts, Gold enamel dots, a Resin flower and polka dot buttons.

I repeated some of the same elements at other corners of the page, but this time also included a gold metal flower.

It is always good to dive into my D-lish Scraps boxes and use the stash of Journal-its and wordfetti from past JAP kits.

I think the splashes of gold work really well with the blue for this school page. 

Thanks for looking,

Friday, June 21, 2019

"Dance Fun" by Jane C

My darling daughter loves to dance. She stopped for a few years when school and commitments were building up but started again a couple of years ago and hasn't looked back. 

This certainly gives me plenty of fun photos to scrap. I started this one with some shimmer paint and ink with a D-Lish stencil. It needed a bit of a pop so I added red along with silver punchinella, with a creative cut butterfly and a doily for the base for the photo. 

After that I finished off with a willow blossom, some silver leaves, resin flowers, sequins and enamel dots
Hope you have a wonderful weekend..Jx

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

"Selfie" by Jane C

Hi Everyone,

I had a little "blip" with my last blog post so today I am sharing my layout for the cyber challenge over on The Scrap Suite. We have some awesome challenges for you so make sure you pop over and check them all out if you haven't already and you could also win a great prize.

So my challenge is "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue"
Most of it is obvious but for my something borrowed I used a tag from a new t-shirt I bought recently. 

I started out with my usual mixed media background and then started adding my layers from all my lovely D-Lish goodness. 2 very old jar die cuts, and old(er) glitter heart, some new heart stickers, new die cut butterflies & sequin butterfly plus some punchinella, wood heart shapes and enamel dots.

I love this photo of my son with his niece and had a lot of fun putting this together. 

What will you borrow for your challenge lo? Maybe you could borrow an idea or uplift another layout you have seen. You might borrow a technique or item from another craft (think yarn or maybe crochet or sew something for your layout. Or like me, you could borrow something from another room or from the garden. The possibilities are endless. Would love to see what you come up with. 

Hope you have a great day and happy scrapping..Jx

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Family is a gift’ by Emma M

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a layout with some pieces from the March ‘Our Family’ JAP kit. There might be just a few left in stock if you are quick. I love the effect of the blue against the yellow! This photo was taken on my birthday a couple of years ago on the Melbourne Star. A rare family photo, even if it is a selfie! 

I have used a Prima stencil as the main featur of the page, and then used all of my D-lish embellies around the photo. 

Here I have used a cluster of the blue and yellow paper flowers and resin sunflowers.  🌻 

Some simple layers with a doily behind and topped off with a journaling tag and a flair. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Emma. :) 

Monday, June 17, 2019

60 is the new 40

Hi everyone
I used to like winter (and I suppose it's a good excuse to stay inside and scrap!) but when I saw this 
photo taken in Noosa in January I just wanted to be back there.

I was trying my hand at something new and tried to draw a girl as my background.   
I wasn't completely happy about her face so that's where my photo went! 
I finished my background with a couple of pastes through some stencils and some splatters and then my title, outlining the numbers to make them stand out more.   

Some flowers, a pip berry stem and a flair button and I was done.

Check out all new challenges over at The Scrap Suite.

Enjoy and happy crafting.

Friday, June 14, 2019

"Friends" by Anthea

I love that my kids are friends with their cousin and I love this photo of the three of them together.  It is one of those natural moments captured that makes me smile.  I knew when I scrapped this photo it would be a very simple layout with a focus being on the photo and the expressions on all of their faces.
I used some ripped and inked patterned paper with a D-lish doily as my background and then used a few simple D-lish embellishments to accent the photo.
My main cluster is some paper and fabric blooms (which seem to be on every page I do lately).  I then offset it with the gorgeous butterfly from the last the Friends Like Us JAP kit.  I particularly loved the raspberry colour in this kit and love it mixed in with the softer pinks, greens and oranges also in this layout.  To balance out the brightness of the butterfly I simply added a strip of washi tape from the same kit to the bottom of my photo.
My title is a simple raw wooden veneer title. 

I hope you like my LO and I thank you so much for coming to check it out here.
Till next time
Take care.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pure Joy | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all!

Today I am sharing my sample layout for one of the current cybercrop challenges happening over in The Scrap Suite. My challenge is 'Candid Moments' which is all about documenting those snaps when you hit the shutter button at just the right moment. 

My layout documents a photo of my son when we were feeding some wild birds on a weekend away. The look of pure joy on his face says it all!

I wanted to really focus the attention on him and the bird so I chose a colour palette based on those elements in the photo.

My largest cluster was built on top of a felt heart doiley. I used a Sakura Bloom as my main focus and added an assortment of other paper flowers. The fabric covered wood veneer star was from a past JAP kit and the perfect colour to compliment my scheme.

I used a 'Sweet Talker' journal spot for my title area and jazzed it up a little by handstitching around the edge of the speech bubble. 

Having a bird in the photo, I just had to add some feathers! These were some creative cuts that were included in a past JAP kit. I simple coloured them using some mist and then added a line of handstitching down the centre for some extra detail. 

I hope to see your take on my 'Candid Moments' challenge over in The Scrap Suite soon. There are 5 other challenges and all are open until the 31st July ... plenty of time to get creative.

Till next time, 
Amanda x

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

"AAC rocks", by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,

Hope you are all doing well this June. Today I am sharing the page I created for the latest bimonthly cybercrop in The Scrap Suite. My challenge is 'Negative impact', and it requires you to create a project using the negative print of a diecut or stencil.

And I started this page with the very cool Creative Page Cut - Alphabet soup. I placed it on my page and sprayed it blue. I carefully removed the Creative Cut (and reserved it for later) and used the negative print to create this page. This is a fabulous way to get two pages from one diecut!

I then used yellow, green and grey D-lish goodies to finish the page. Some bits from my stash and some from a past Just Add Paper kit.

In the bottom left of the photo, I combined diecuts (from a JAP ephemera pack), flair button, and the cool woven grey star. Also added was paper flowers (carnations and pastel petals) , resin spotty button, and silver enamel dots.

In the top right corner of the photo, I created a cluster including more diecuts, flair, buttons, flowers and enamel dots. I loved creating the little cloud/sun with a butterfly fluttering by! I added some journaling on Journal its.

We would love you to join the challenge at The Scrap Suite. Challenge closes 31st of July.

Thanks for looking,


PS> If you are interested at all, the photo is of me "wearing my words" for AAC awareness month. I'm a Speech Pathologist, and work with people with disabilities who may not be able to speak. Find out more about AAC.

Monday, June 10, 2019

"Dancer Girl" by Anthea

 Hi all.
Today I am sharing with you my sample page for my challenge LO for the current cyber crop.
My challenge is actually a really simple one - it is to do a page where you scrap lift yourself. 
I scrap lifted this page that I did last year. 
As you can see, the 2 pages are far from identical, but if you turn the page to the side on, I think it is clear where I have taken my inspiration from. 
I think the main focal points in the LO are the ripped/torn paper around the photo(s) and the gorgeous assortment of D-lish flowers.
In both layouts I have used both paper and fabric flowers in two main clusters to highlight the
photo(s).  The use of yellow in both of them was really unintentional, but I find yellow is a great colour to brighten any LO.

Thanks for looking.  I can't wait to see your take on this challenge over at The Scrap Suite.
Also, remember for every challenge you complete you get entered into a draw for a fabulous D-lish prize. 
Till next time
Take care.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

‘...but friends too!’ by Emma Malinowski

Hi Everyone! I am sharing today my layout for our June/July cybercrop challenge. It is a sketch challenge and here is my take on the sketch. 

You can find the challenges in the Scrap Suite, the sketch is below:

I have used the May ‘friends like us’ JAP kit for this layout. I love the colours in this kit, they just seem to work so well together. 

My girls are great friends (well most of the time!), I really hope their bond continues well into their adulthood. 

Thank you for looking. :)