Monday, January 15, 2018

"Memories" by Jasmine Shea

Hello hello.

Today I am sharing a page with you that I created
whilst watching a series on  
Some of it was fiddly and took a bit of time so it was a great opportunity to catch up on an episode or two of the series.

My page was centered around the wonderful  
I am sure there was an easier way to put the patterned paper and pieces together but anyway....
I managed to get there in the end.
It's amazing how much patience I have for scrapbooking but other everyday tasks...mmmm.... not so patient.

I then layered the Die Cuts and added lots of black and white D-lish goodies to fill in the gaps.
I used a coloured photo (one of my faves ever of the kids) so it would pop from the page.

Hope you have a great Scrappy Week.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Perfect Day" by Anthea

Hi all. 
Anthea here yet again.  Hope you are all doing well?  I have just returned from a 8 day cruise to the South Pacific.  It was fun, brilliant, relaxing and exhausting all at the same time.  The thought of scrapping right now is exhausting, so today I am sharing with you a LO I did at the last retreat which is simple, but pretty and fun all at the same time.

The colours for this LO were chosen to match the colours in the photo (a selfie of my gal and I) - the pinks and yellows make for a really pretty soft look.  Firstly I applied some yellow texture paste through some stencils - the one I used here was not a D-lish one - but D-lish have similar ones here. I then laid a piece of paper right down the middle of the page and softened it with some pretty vellum that I had on hand and sewed down the sides and around the edges of all of my papers. 
I then placed a big (and gorgeous) D-lish doily right at the back of my photo to make it pop. 
I then just cut up some lace butterflies and scattered a few around the page with a few little D-lish dots and resin dots from past JAP kits.  D-lish has so many colours of these dots so you can always be fairly sure you will find something to suit your LO.
When this was done - I simply picked some coral puffy alpha stickers and stuck them down.  I wanted to soften them a bit too - so I sewed right through the middle of them.  The fact that they are so soft and fluffy makes them perfect for this kind of treatment.
I love how simple this LO is but how pretty it is at the same time.  Yet again - I hope you like my LO and hope I have inspired you in at least some small way.
Till next time,
take care

Saturday, January 13, 2018

So Much Chocolate | Amanda Lawrence

So, I have a bit of a confession ... 
until my birthday last year I had never been to one of those chocolate themed restaurants. It has been on my bucket list for some time but just never got around to it. And because it's totally okay to have chocolate for lunch for your birthday ... right?! ... what better excuse to tick it off the list! 

Here's my layout ... 

(notice the smiling faces? that's totally pre chocolate coma lol)

I also wanted to add a photo of the platter we shared but didn't want the brown colours to detract from my layout. 
Add a bitty bag and a handmade tag and I had the perfect hidey hole for said picture. 

Now lets have a look at the embellishing ...

I added a lace doiley for softness under my photo, you really can't go wrong with these beauties.
I also added a lace butterfly, resin, flair and forget-me-not paper flower.

My main cluster had a stunning rustic bloom in pink, another flair, sequin bow and an assortment of resin and paper flowers.

Hope you enjoyed my share today. 

Amanda x

P.S. Anyone else got a craving for chocolate now? ;) 

Friday, January 12, 2018

"Hugs and kisses", by Amanda H

Hello everyone!
Here is my second share for January.
And of course I raided by goodies from the 2017 Advent calendar to create it!
Here is my page:
 After 25 days of opening brown paper bags... my jar looked like this....
So my first job was to sort all the lovely D-lish goodies out. Look at this haul! I know that I will be able to create many many projects with this collection.
For today's page - I used the pink and yellow colour scheme - perfect for my cute unicorn photos!
I mounted the photos on the pink tissue paper. I also cut some little triangles of the pink tissue paper to put behind the triangle windows in the patterned paper. {I have had this beautiful Pink Paislee paper in my stash for so long, and yes it came with the triangles already cut}.
I layered the photos with the doily and then created the cluster along the bottom.
Here I used resin flowers, Willow blossom, a D-lish flair button, leaf, journal circles, word cut outs and  yellow tassel - all elements from the Advent calendar.
For the title, I used one of the creative cuts "hugs & kisses" which I was able to paint yellow very easily.
If you weren't lucky enough to get an Advent calendar, you can find similar beautiful goodies in store, via these direct links:
Thanks for looking today!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

so many reasons to smile | nicolee cable

Hi everyone, happy new year!

This is my first post for 2018, so I hope you all welcomed in the 
new year with family and friends.  Ours was very quiet with an early night for the adults as we'd only just returned from holidays.
As we were away, I didn't get to scrap during my break but enjoyed putting this layout together when we got back.
These are two (of my many) gorgeous nieces (love having girls in my life!) and I'd love to talk you through how I did this layout.

I was inspired by the December Advent Kit that came out.  If you missed out last year, you definitely need to be on the look out for it if the boss-lady does it again this year.  It was such a treat to open a little packet everyday for 25 days leading up to Christmas.  It was a wonderfully designed kit and the colours were lemon, pink and spearmint, wrapped in brown paper bags with beautiful lace doilies and lots of wonderful little embellishment treasures inside. This will be the first layout of many using those gorgeous embellishments.

First was the background, I don't often do black/dark backgrounds but thought this would really make the colours stand out.  I stenciled in white/pearl paint with a couple of different D-lish stencils.
I then used a white posca pen as ink for a couple of word stamps that came in a Just Add Paper (JAP) kit.  I then stamped with teal coloured ink, with the fabulous paint-brush stamps in the Advent kit. Then I splattered white posca pen paint over the page. 
I tore up a medium sized doilie, a medium sized brown paper bag and washi tape, along with some patterned paper and placed them as the foundation of the background.

...then I placed some left over black hessian which I stretched and pulled...


...I added lots of sequins, the wooden heart, resin flowers and flair button (which became my title).

...the pink flower was a little too big so I cut 1/3 of the petals off and poked it under my raised photo.

...the leaf was placed as an embellishment on its own and the stem that was too long, I cut and placed under the heart (there's no need to throw anything out - make it a statement on it's own I say!)

I hope you like this layout and are inspired to get creating for yourself.

Here is a list of the D-lish embellishments I used:

washi tape
brown paper bag

Take care and here's to a wonderfully creative 2018 for us all.
All the best
Nicolee x

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Hi all, 
Mal here with a share of super quick page I whipped up. And when I say quick I mean it was done in 6 minutes ...yes 6 minutes. Ok so it was ONLY a 8.5x11 page but it was still quick.

Have you see the current mood board?

How divine is it?
This is what I came up with

Why was it so quick,? Well all I did was rip open the December Just Add Paper kit and everything bar the dots is from the kit. I LOVE this kit. Sooo summery and the colours are bright and bold. I think I might get another one...there are still a few left if you want HERE.

So after smearing a bit of coloured paste across my page I matted my photo and then basically dived into the kit and picked out what I wanted to use.

I even used the twine that the kit comes tied up with...yes you can use that too.

Next I grouped some of the gorgeous flowers, (tropical blooms and cherry blossoms),  the wood veneer SUMMER title and a flair button.

 Now D-lish had a special set of stamps with this Kit for a certain number of purchasers. Did you get one? I'm so glad I did. They are my new fav stamps.
With stamps I also like to cut the backing up and use it on my page. See the SUNSHINE word? That's actually the printed background. How cool is that? This way you get embies and stamps.

Lastly I added a few of the Faceted Enamel Dots in teal (3 of course around my photo), a date and a bit of doodling and I'm done.

What do you think? Could you scrap a page that quickly?

So who's done the monthly challenge? get scrapping...

xxx Mal

Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Happy' by Amy

Hi there!

I hope you are enjoying your summer break and having some downtime with your friends and family. Perhaps you are at the beach, poolside or even outdoor camping? Or at home wanting to do some scrapbooking!
Near us, we have a gorgeous outdoor pool. I love capturing the contrast of the bright blue against the tiles whilst the sun is glistening on the water surface.
Pictured here is my youngest, Samuel, during an early morning training session.

To match the colour of that blue water, I layered the background papers using one of my ‘fave’ Cocoa Vanilla papers. Next, I trimmed my three photos to size and adhered them down to a strip of red chevron paper and placed them on the left side of the page.


Then, as you can see here, I have hand-stamped various words and symbols. This delightful acrylic stamp set was a complimentary set as part of November’s subscription set.
I have torn some strips of washi tape from past JAP kits. The colours were perfect as it ties in with my bright summery tones. I die-cut the word ‘Happy’ as my title here. Around the title I have randomly placed some of the cute enamel hearts and dots

I created a little cluster on the right-hand corner. The flair button used here is from the ‘Summer in Tuscany’ JAP kit. To accentuate the ‘2017’, I placed a ‘Clear Glass Cabochon’ from the Store. These are so cool: a fantastic way to create bubbles or to provide a 3D effect.

Pictured here, around the photo, I have used the following from the D-Lish Store:

On the very corner of this photo, I have trimmed down my chosen words from the ‘Journal Its’ collection in the store.
To add dimension, I used an enamel heart and more clear glass cabochons.
On the left-hand side, placed next to the photo, I have used a journal its from a past kit. I trimmed the corners to create a tag-like look.
I am happy with the cool and summery tones used here. The D-Lish Scraps embellishments are so versatile and wonderful to use. I hope this has given you some inspiration.

Ciao for now, Amy