Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Our Crew - Emma Zappone

Can you believe we are at the end of 2015!!!
It has gone crazy fast, but what I do love about this time of year is that a lot of us get time off from our busy work schedule and get to spend time with those we love! 
So my last share with you is inspired by this months mood board using the D-lish JAP kit, and scrapping family.

I love this crazy bonkers family of mine! They are full of support and love. They encourage me constantly and usually they are happy to help a scrapper mum out with plenty of photo taking. Lol!
 This months JAP kit was just gorgeous, all my fave colours and I just couldn't wait to play.
That burlap flower was just screaming at me to be used, so I made sure it was on my page the whole time I shuffled and played. I used Dusty Attic feather stencil with gesso over the wet paint dribbles I had put on the background and they marbled together, I loved the look.
And those fantastic wood scribble roses are just amazing. I left them as they are as they did not need anything to make them stand out.

The great thing about the kit is that everything is provided to make a layout. I think the hardest thing is seeing if you can use all of it on one page or sharing it around with other possible layouts.
I usually want to use it all, lol! 

I hope you have enjoyed my final share for this year, and look forward to seeing you all in 2016.
Scrap ya later, 
Em. Xx

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Shine Bright - Emma Zappone

Happy Tuesday everyone,
Today I'm sharing a layout about the many 'faces' of me, lol! 

I really don't like scrapping about myself but when flicking through all my photos recently I found all these different styles over this year. ( 1 is a wig, lol).
I love this paper and thought with all the goodies that D-lish has to offer it would show them off also.
I'm in love with those awesome glitter feathers, and how awesome are those coloured butterflies?
Totally awesome!!
I used a Dusty Attic stencil for a subtle effect in sections also, the most gorgeous camera flair and lots of D-lish flowers, including the versatile pip berry stem and crochet flowers. And then I Used a few enamel dots to tie it all together.

Paper like this lets you showcase multiple photos at a time, and embellish a lot or a little.
Why not have a go yourself? 
I'll catch you all tomorrow with my final share for this year.
Em. Xxx

Monday, December 28, 2015

Remember - Emma Zappone

Wow how the year has flown!! 
It's my turn to share with you here at D-lish over the next few days, which will take us to the end of the year.
My first share today is a Layout that was inspired by last months tragic fire here in Northern South Australia which was VERY close to home.

I wanted to capture the colour and feel that this scary act of nature had upon so many lives. 
The images and videos that came out of this was a big wake up call to make sure we are always prepared for a disaster.
I used the black punchinella cut raggedly to have a smoke damaged feel, and the Dusty attic cross stencil used with crackle paint made for a fire spark effect.

I then used a chipboard tree and added embossing powder on sections to make it look like it had caught on fire.
I finished it off with a flair that marks the year and some simply placed enamel dots.

A very simple page that hopefully has a big impact.

I'll be back tomorrow to share something with a completely different feel.
Catch ya tomorrow. 
Em. Xx

*photo image via facebook

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ballet Shoe #2 : An off the Page Project | Krisy Podolak

As promised yesterday, I am back today with a little off the page project I am working on.  I am loving seeing these lined up on my desk.  

If you missed my post last month about the first "Frozen" Pointe Ballet Shoe you can read it here.
This month I chose my paper before I saw the Just Add Paper Kit but the pink and green worked together perfectly.

This shoe is so pretty and girly.  I used pink and green Roses in medium and small from the D-lish store and teamed them up with some white wax blossoms to break up the colour a bit.  The little butterfly from the Just Add Paper Kit worked perfectly.  I finished it off with some silver sequins and of course a lime green sequin bow.

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.
 I can't wait to show you what I have planned for 2016.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Sweet Girl | Krisy Podolak

It's Boxing day!  We have survived through Christmas.  I hope you had a magical day and you are not still feeling the effects today.  I am back to share with you a little something something that I created with this months Just Add Paper Kit - Fruit Tingle.

The name itself evokes fantastic childhood memories.  Fruit Tingles were and still are my favourite lolly especially the pink ones and the multi coloured ones.  I decided the soft colours needed a soft photo to compliment it.  So, I pulled out a photo that I have saved of my eldest daughter Poppy.  It is at her newborn photoshoot she was about 11 days old.  And the wood veneer "Sweet" just sums her up.

For those who have not yet received a Just Add Paper Pack here is what they look like when they arrive.  I just LOVE opening the envelope when they arrive. (Excuse the dirty mat, I've been busy creating)

For my layout, I decided to ignore the sketch and just let the kit and the photo talk to me.  I added a few D-lish extras too.  A sequin bow, wax blossoms and some pink roses here just perfect.

I also used the raffia tie and painted my own watercolour flowers on the background.  I found the colour of the flowers a bit bright for the kit so I dulled it down with some vellum that I turned into a shaker pocket by adding some sequins before stitching it all together.

I have also prepared a Video so you can watch the whole layout come together.  Just look up Popleopod on YouTube - or try this link.

I will be back tomorrow with another Pointe Shoe from my Series that I am working on.

Friday, December 25, 2015

I'm A Bird Layout | Krisy Podolak


Hi D-lish beauties, I hope your day has been full of good cheer, family, love and awesome presents.  It's Krisy here and its my turn to share what I've been up to lately.

Today, I'm sharing my take on Mandy's Cybercrop Challenge using a movie quote.  I love this challenge and I have a few more ideas of layouts I want to create.  

The quote I used is from The Notebook. "If your a bird, I'm a bird".  Noah says this to Allie to show that he is so in love with her and will be whatever she wants.  This is how I feel about my kids.  I love them to bits.
The quote fits with my photo too.  My daughters favourite thing to do when we visit my parents-in-law on the coast is to feed the birds.  She loves it and I love to photograph it.  I take so many photos every single time.

My background is watercolour and ink stamping and then over that I've layered the D-lish goodies.  I started with Punchinella.  After last months Just Add Paper kit and the sample of white Punchinella, I just had to stock up.  Its a great way to add texture to a layout, I managed to get hold of some pink and turquoise.

I kept the layering behind the photo pretty simple but added a bit of embellishment.  I used a Prima Birds nest surrounded by some D-lish wax blossoms and some Goose feathers I picked up from my local Reject shop.  They are really pretty. I added a D-lish flair and sequin bow to finish.

I absolutely love the colours of this layout.  It is so pretty.  Everytime I look at it I just want to touch it all.

This month, I've also sorted out my recording set up (got a new camera - thanks dad) and I have added a video to YouTube so you can watch me put this layout together.  (Please give me a thumbs up if you like it and any suggestions you might have to make my next video better,)

For now, enjoy the rest of your Christmas celebrations.  I will be back tomorrow with a layout I've created from this months Just Add Paper Kit.

Krisy  xx

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Joy | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

I'm back with my final share for the month! As Christmas is now only 2 days away, I wanted to share a Christmas themed layout with you!

My layout features a super fun photo of my eldest two kids having an absolute ball while we decorated our Christmas tree this year. I absolutely love the joy on their faces. So here is my layout...


I purchased the Christmas Mini Kit that went on sale at the end of last month and used lots of the items from the kit on this layout. (This kit has unfortunately now sold out.) I love the turquoise and red colour combo for a modern twist on the Christmas colours!

I started my layout off by adhering a strip of patterned paper across the top of my white cardstock. Where the patterned paper meets the cardstock I have done some stamping, and then I added a thin strip of punchinella over the join. I'm seriously loving this stuff, and I've just ordered it in 3 more colours!! It also goes a long way - I'm still using up the piece of white punchinella that came in the 'After Five' JAP kit last month as I tend to use small pieces of it here and there.

Let's take a look at a few closeups...

There were so many awesome wood veneer pieces in the mini kit! I used the 'Christmas 2015' wood veneer frame over the top of my photo and then mounted the photo up with foam tape for some added dimension. Behind the photo I've layered a couple of the journal cards that came in the kit, along with a diagonal stripe bitty bag. To the left of my photo I've added a flair button and a phrase from the Christmas minifetti sheet that came in the kit on top of a felt star from my stash.

Along the bottom of my layout I've added a strip of washi tape. Then in the bottom right hand corner of my layout I've created a little cluster that includes another small strip of punchinella, a couple of die cuts from the mini kit, and a Freckled Fawn glitter star chipboard sticker.

To the right of my photo I've added lots of pretty D-lish goodies including another flair button, a beautiful red sequin bow, some more phrases from the Christmas minifetti sheet, and some more of the glitter chipboard stars. I used the wood veneer word 'Joy' as the title for my layout... I thought that it was the perfect word to describe my photo! I finished my layout off by adding a scattering of red stars by applying some red distress ink through the Scrap FX Star Confetti stencil.

Well, that's it from me for this month! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my layouts! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very blessed Christmas! I look forward to sharing more D-lish projects with you in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sweet | Mandy Melville

Hi again everyone,

I'm back today with another layout to share with you! This one was created for the December Inspiration Board.

My layout features a sweet photo from my baby girl's newborn photo shoot when she was just 2 weeks old...


Here's a reminder of what the Inspiration Board looks like...

How gorgeous is it?!! I was inspired by the pretty colours, the roses and the string of confetti. I used lots of items from the December Just Add Paper kit for my layout. These kits are such great value and make putting a layout together super easy! Although this kit has now sold out, most of the items are still available to purchase separately here.

To create my background I used light pink and yellow distress ink to create a watercolour effect and then I applied some modelling paste through a rose stencil over the top. I like the subtle colour and texture that this adds to the background. I then stuck the confetti garland that came in the JAP kit down the right hand side of my layout. This was one of my favourite items from the kit this month!

I created some layers underneath my photo using the mint spot tissue paper from the kit, some patterned papers, and a white paper doily.

Let's take a look at a couple of closeups so that you can see all the details...

I created a little cluster to the left of my photo using the 'Fruit Tingle' tag from the kit packaging, a medium white rose, a flair from the kit and an arrow word tab.

To the top right hand corner of my photo I attached a white peg and then I tucked the 'Date' die cut from the kit peeking out from underneath the photo. To the right of my photo I've added a small paper butterfly. These come in white, and are pretty left as is, but it's also very easy to give them some colour with inks and sprays. I mixed a gelato with some spray ink to get the colour that I wanted before painting it onto the butterfly with a paint brush. I created a flower cluster to the right of my photo using the yellow burlap flower and one of the pink apple blossoms that came in the kit, as well as another white rose. There were some really pretty wood veneer pieces that came in this kit as well, and I've used the word 'sweet' as the title for my layout. I finished my layout off by adding a phrase from the yellow minifetti sheet and the 'Remember this' die cut from the kit, which I used for my journalling.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Maybe you might be able to find some creative time after Christmas to be able to play along with our December Inspiration Board challenge? I will be back tomorrow with one last share for the month... This time it will be something Christmas themed!

Monday, December 21, 2015

New Pool | Mandy Melville

Hi there D-lish fans!

It's Mandy here, and today I'm sharing my take on one of December Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite!

My layout features a cute photo of my youngest daughter Eleanor on her 1st birthday, taking a dip in her new pool...

"New Pool"

My layout is based on the Cybercrop challenge that Sue has set for us this month...

I was inspired by the explosion of colours in the image and I tried to mimic this on my layout. I also used similar colours from the image, and  I used the word 'new' in my title.

To create my background I started off by adding watered down pink Distress Ink using the "packaging technique" to create a watercolour effect. I then used some punchinella as a stencil and applied yellow distress ink through it as well as some modelling paste. Next I used some bubble wrap (which was used to package one of my D-lish orders) as a stamp. I simply rubbed some blue ink onto the bubble wrap and stamped it down. I finished my background off by stamping with some black ink and adding some black ink splatters.

Once my background was dry, I was ready to start building some paper layers as a base for my photo. I tucked some light pink hand dyed muslin under the paper layers to add some extra texture to the background. On top of my photo I've added a circle of hot pink coloured wire to draw the viewers attention in. This was the first time that I've used the coloured wire and I found that it was very easy to manipulate into the shape that you want. I simply wrapped it around a bowl and it was ready to go!

Here are a couple of closeups of my layout so that you can see all the D-lish pretties that I've used...

There are lots of gorgeous flowers and embellishments in this main cluster! I started off with a white wild rose (one of my faves at the moment!), and then added a large hot pink rose, a blue gardenia, and a white pastel petal. To finish the cluster off I added a flair from the Newsprint Butterflies set, and a yellow sequin bow (also one of faves!). You can also see here two of the phrases from the minifetti sheets... I've added a few of these to my layout in blue, yellow and pink. These are one of my go-to items in my stash of D-lish goodies and they usually find their way onto most of my layouts! 

Up on the top right hand corner of my photo I've added a flair from the Superhero set as well as another hot pink rose. As well as using the punchinella as a stencil, you can also see here that I tucked some under the top right hand corner of my layers! This stuff is awesome for adding texture to your projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layout! If you're not yet a member of our Facebook group The Scrap Suite, we'd love you to join us! There's always lots of inspiration and fun challenges happening!

Until tomorrow, happy scrapping (or last minute Christmas shopping if you're anything like me!)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Gift Set | Sue Plumb

Hi D-lish fans! It's Sue here with you today for my final share of the year. As we celebrate the Christmas season, I thought it only fitting that my final creative share be something festive and from the heart. I created two of these gift sets for my wonderful work colleagues.

Each set features a handmade tag and coordinating dressed jar of my homemade strawberry jam. A simple homemade gift that I know they will appreciate.

I started by creating the tags using a piece of Teresa Collins gold foil spot paper cut to shape. I then created a layered embellishment cluster over the top.

Each cluster contains a mini coloured doily; cotton thread; a piece of red pip berry stem; deer shaped wooden button; various sized roses in red and white; a white pastel petal; white mini rosebud; red stamens; red resin flower; cherry blossom (from a previous Just Add Paper kit); and red adhesive rhinestones. I tied the top of the tags with some organza ribbon from my stash.

I then set about decorating the jars to match. I started by adding a circle of coordinating paper to the lid, and then layered each one with a white apple blossom and a red pinwheel bloom. The edges of the lids were trimmed with red two tone lace tape. (This tape is fabulous for prettying up jars, bottles, tins, etc as it already has adhesive on the back.) I then tied a wood veneer christmas tree bauble to each one using cotton twine.

So there you have it - a handmade festive gift made easy, thanks to D-lish Scraps embellishments!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone and their families a very happy and safe holiday period. Thanks to Amanda, my fellow design team girls, and all of YOU - the wonderful people who provide encouragement and support to all of us at D-lish - for a fantastic year.
I will see you again in 2016.
Merry Christmas and happy scrapping! (Don't forget to keep those cameras clicking!) X

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lookin' Sweet | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
It's Sue here again today sharing another of my creations with you. This time, it's my take on this month's 'Fruit Tingle' Inspiration Board Challenge, which looks like this...

I chose to scrap this recent photo of my daughter, heading off to her first ever school disco...

Almost all of the embellishments on my layout came from this month's 'Fruit Tingle' Just Add Paper kit, which was an absolute stunner! (And a little bird tells me that the January kit is going to be awesome too, so if you aren't a kit subscriber, be sure to get in quick when they go on sale on the 1st January as they never last long!)

In this cluster you can see several items from the JAP kit - a lemon paper doily, pink apple blossom, green heart print flair button, small wood veneer scribble rose by Corbett Creations, journal tag, and a resin butterfly. (Although the main kit is now sold out, many of these items are available separately as kit bits - check store for stocks.) You can also see a small green D-lish Dot enamel heart that I added.

More kit items pictured here - I used the mint spot tissue paper to add some subtle texture to my background, by first crumpling it up before adhering to my page. The title features the wood veneer 'sweet' word by Corbett Creations (which I coloured with a white paint pen). I underlined this with the pink spot washi tape, and then added the watercolour rose which was fussy cut from a card in the kit.

Look at this sweet cluster, featuring a yellow burlap button flower, pink apple blossom and small mint roses (all by Green Tara) and a journal spot - again, all items from the kit. I also added some green D-lish Dots

I can't emphasise enough how fabulous the Just Add Paper kits are! They really do take all the hard work out of creating a layout, as you literally only need paper and a photo and you have everything you need to create a beautiful layout. (The papers I used here are by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.) 

And if you haven't entered this month's Inspiration Board challenge, make sure you do! Entries are open until midnight, 31st December. There is a store voucher up for grabs for the winner, and a Just Add Paper kit for a randomly drawn entrant. You will find all the challenge rules to enter HERE

I will be back with you tomorrow to share my final creation for this year. Until then, happy scrapping! X