Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hang in there

Hi everyone
I decided to combine two Cybercrop challenges together for this LO. 

I started by gluing down some random alphas.  This is a great way of using up your left overs when you know you'll never be able to make a word!  I then added some frames in the background as well.   A little bit of paste through a couple of stencils and then just a few embellishments 'cause I thought it was quite a busy page,
I've added some metal flowers, heart beads, punchinella and a striped heart from a previous JAP kit.   I matted my photo then hung it from a straw using some twine.   

Check out the challenges over at the Scrap Suite and give them a go!  
I was inspired by Jasmine and Amanda's challenges.

Cutest - Sandra Brimelow

So it's the end of February. How did that even happen. I get to share my 3rd layout for the month on the last day of the month. 
Have you seen the Creative Cuts- Page cuts in the store? I have used the Lazy Daisies cut file as the background to this layout, and I think it is perfect for this sweet photo. 
In this cluster, I added a JAP kit bit journaling tag
In this cluster, I have used a JAP kit journal card, which I cut down for the wording. I thought the wording was nice for this photo, but I couldn't fit the whole card on the page -so this option worked really well. I have also added a Corbett Creations wood veneer bow

Until next time, happy scrapping.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

'Hello Luigi'

Hi Everyone! I am back here with my last share for the month. This time, with a simple page with a photo capturing our newest family member: Luigi!

 I chose to work with these columns as I thought they would be cute to use, as Luigi is only a little fur baby at this stage. Fully grown, he will still be just a small dog!

I based my page around the black and white landscaped 6x4 photo.

For the background, I used a combination of papers from my stash. 

For the blue painted component, I used the D-lish Scraps 'Alpha' stencil with a modelling paste. This stencil is one of my favourites from the store. 

As pictured here - from the store - I have used Creative Cuts (from 'Advent Calendar' kit), Washi tape, and the glitter pennant and cloud were from a past JAP kit.

Over the black and white photo, I have used an orange Charms Creations heart from the store. I placed a wooden star button with blue twine and a sequined star from a past JAP kit.

To break up the large white space on the second half of the page, I was able to use a variety of gorgeous embellishments from the store. These were perfect to use - instead of inking or painting - for something different.

Take a look at these close-ups. From the store, I have used: stamps from the Advent Calendar, die-cut journal cards, a fabric bow, a die-cut star and ampersand from past JAP kits, and D-lish dots.

I enjoyed with these boyish colours in this layout. If you are not a fan of getting messy, D-lish Scraps has lots of assortments of embellies to use for your layout. 

Thank you 


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

"Free Spirit" by Renee Iveson

Today I am sharing with you a layout that I started at a retreat I went to last month and that I finished off at home recently :) Now that I am back at uni for the year I don't have the luxury of long scrapping sessions that I did over the holidays! 

This layout features a pic of my eldest daughter. It was taken on a long overdue trip down to NSW to visit friends and family who we had not seen for a few years. 

I have included lots of gorgeous D-lish goodies into this creation. This includes the D-Lish paper flowersWillow Blossom, Bitty BagsCreative Cuts and finished with some Faceted Enamel Dots  and a Sequin bow

I love to cluster the paper flowers, and have removed the original centers and added in the smallest size of the Faceted Enamel Dots instead.

Looking forward to seeing your creations,

Renee xoxo

Monday, February 25, 2019

"And then this happened" by Jasmine

You realise your life is going quickly when your first born is suddenly in Year 12.  
Almost an adult.
I remember this little baby, this little boy, now I look at this young man.

I have soooooo many alphas.  So this page was All About Alphas.
Perfect challenge for The Scrap Suite.
I hope you can join us. Maybe you too can use up some of those hundreds of

 Although the page highlights the alphas as a title and journaling, I have used many D'lish goodies on my page.

Make sure you check out the other girls fabulous challenges this month too.


Sunday, February 24, 2019

"Voodoo doll" by Anthea

Hi all.  Today I am sharing some close ups of my LO that I used as my inspiration for my latest challenge on The Scrap Suite. If you haven't seen the challenges as yet - please check them out and give them a go for your chance to win a cute prize pack.  This is open to Aussie and international participants so you have nothing to loose by giving it a go and everything to gain.
OK - I am not gonna lie, I was dreading scrapping this photo.  The colours in it were going to make it hard, but to turn it black and white would have killed the photo in my opinion so I just went with it....and boy am I glad I did.  I love how it turned out. 
I had my Gelli pad out and played with some paint and a piece of D-lish punchinella (that I used as a stamp/stencil).  I used paint colours that were similar to that of the main part of the picture to create my background and wondered how was I going to embellish the LO? Then... somewhere in the back of my mind ... I remembered I head a red puffy sequined heart in my stash which was part of a past JAP kit.
I pulled it out and went to town with some pins, paint and nail polish.  I coloured the heads of them and poked them in.  (I did get my hubby to chop the pointy ends off the pins for safety purposes.)
The rest really just happened.  I pulled out these cute red metal flowers and used them to balance out the red heart in the other corner. I used some pre-typed stickers for the journaling, and I tucked in some creative cuts and added a title and voila  - I had a LO that I really loved.


Thanks again for checking out my LO in closer detail.  I do hope that you will give this challenge  a go. Also don't forget to check out the other 3 great challenges for this month. 
Till next time, take care.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Totally Epic Build | Amanda Lawrence

Hi D-lish fans!

Today I am back to share my sample layout for our February cybercrop challenges.

My challenge is a countdown/recipe style challenge that requires you to use:

5 x circles
4 x patterned papers
3 word title
2 x arrows
1 x photo

Any other elements are allowed as long as you have used the above in the correct amounts.

Here's my layout ...

For the circles I have used the Pie Charts Creative Cuts. I selected 4 different patterned papers in a mix of colours that matched the main ones in the photo. I then carefully traced and backed each section of the pie pieces. Before sticking these down I added some mixed media to my background cardstock which was trimmed down to layer onto the green chevron paper.

I created my 3 word title from a mix of alpha stickers and a wood veneer piece I had from a past JAP kit. I also added 2 wood veneer arrows which were available in the advent calendar. 

I added a flair button and also a scattering of wood veneer stars from the value pack. My date was added to a polka dot date tab at the top of the photo. To finish, I cut a few words from the wordfetti sheet that was included in the advent calendar and scattered them around my page.

I hope to see you joining in on this fun challenge! All the details you need to enter can be found in The Scrap Suite group on Facebook.

Amanda x

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

For the Woman Who has everything by Tracey B

Hi everyone.  
My turn today on the blog.   I was inspired by Jasmine's LO featuring alphas over at the Cyber Crop.   This is a photo of my sister with her 50th birthday present from her daughter - a statue of 2 meerkats!   

I started by rolling on some black gesso with a brayer and when that was dry, some white gesso.   I then used the chisel end of a paint spatula and scrapped on some spearmint, red and orange acrylic paint in random places.   I then just layered my photo with a diecut word bubble from a previous JAP kit, a doily, piece of paper bag and my go to Punchinella
Then I just added some embellishments including mini metal flowers, rosebuds, a very cute hedgehog flair button (because I couldn't find a meerkat flair!), some tiny heart beads, some wood veneer hearts (again from a JAP kit) and a few other bits and pieces from my stash.   Finished off with the old D'Lish alphas.

   This is the challenge that inspired me. Plenty of time to join in this month's challenges so give it a go and see what you can create!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

"Family" by Renee Iveson

I hope that everyone has settled back into the routine of work, schoool, home and everyday life!
I am very excited to share a layout I created recently while on holidays from work :)

This layout features one of my current favourite pics of my husband and three children.

I have included lots of gorgeous D-lish goodies into this creation. This includes the D-Lish paper flowers, Willow Blossom, Wood veeners leaves, Kraft Bitty Bags, Creative Cuts Geo Butterfly and finished with a pastel pink Tassel

While I was creating this page I felt it needed another texture and more movement as it was quite neat and a little static for me. The D'Lish Scraps Coloured Wire is perfect for adding texture and movement as it can be manipulated into an shape. 

For a little sparkle I added in a Sequin bow.  I have even used the gorgeous little heart tab that the twine is secured with in the Just Add Paper kits  as it co-ordinated with this layouts colour scheme perfectly.

Looking forward to seeing your creations,

Renee xoxo

Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy by Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone, this is my second share for the month. It's a bit scary that we are mid February already. 
This layout I have created using one of the January cybercrop challenges, designed by Renee Iveson, using paper bags. 
I love the textural element that paper bags give to a layout, and they are handy for tucking tags into, although mine I haven't done this to. 
 This first cluster features 5 x 7 paper bag and bitty bag. I have also included Little Birdie flowers - Callais fleur and Pearl Petites. I had some left over Creative Cuts page cuts - hearts, which I coloured with a gentle yellow to make it lift off the white background. The words are Wordfetti, and perfect for picking out appropriate little phrases. 
 In this cluster, I added Memory maze mini words and a bow from a JAP kit
To finish, this cluster is featuring a white paper doily and a flair button. I have also added a heart cabachon from a JAP kit
Until next time, happy scrapping. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019


Hi Everyone! Did you see last month's gorgeous Inspiration Board at the Scrap Suite? I was inspired by the colours and the fabulous projects that the DT girls created from 'New Beginnings' JAP kit

This photo was from a winter's morning walk at my 'happy place'. I felt that the colours from the photo would be a perfect match for this gorgeous Inspiration Board.

I really wanted to capture the simplicity of the photo - so I kept the page simple.

To prepare the background, I used a brayer and applied gold paint thinly over the area where the photo was to be placed. I then splattered some silver paint to break up the gold - and used some Washi tape from the 'New Beginnings' JAP kit, for part of the background.

Then it was time to embellish this page - lets look at some close-ups...

As pictured here, from the store, I have used Punchinella, D-lish Dots - enamel, paper flowers, wood veneer, a shaped arrow, and fabric flowers.


In this cluster here, from the 'New Beginnings' JAP kit, I have used tissue paper and assorted star / heart sequins. 

I have also used a 'Creative Cut' title (from the store) and simply coloured it with a black sharpie pen. 

Finally, to complete this simple page, I used a flair from the store over a Charms Creations denim heart.

Thank you for popping by! With the warmer weather, I hope you can find some scrapping time, whilst indoors staying cool!

Ciao for now,