Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Crazy About You" by Anthea

Hi all.
Last time I saw you I was at a scrappy retreat having a ball.  Now I am home and I have a bad case of Imissretreatitis.  It is OK - don't panic!  I am self treating by scrapping a little more than I normally would which is easing me back into 'normal' life.
Today I am sharing with you one of my favourite LOs that I did while at retreat.  
I had a lot of fun with this LO.  It was all based around that 'crazy about you' paper.  I knew that I wanted to stray away from my usual white LO because I was trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I also knew that I wanted to use the D-lish hugs and kisses stencil that came in one of the most recent JAP kits. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  Firstly I started with some stamping and then I layered my texture paste on.  As you can see, I am not precise about how I put it on. In my mind it blends better, but the choice is totally up to you. I also used another D-lish stencil to add a few texture paste crosses.
I then messed up a piece of gauze and layered that with a few pieces of thread that I just let fall where they fell.  Again, I am not precise about this step. I find that the more precise I am the more it looks wrong.  I then just added some D-lish goodies to suit.  I have used a gorgeous D-lish daisy and a D-lish flair  from a past JAP kit as one of my main accents. 
I love all things resin and decided this little flower was gorgeous just off to the side.  (Note you can see the cross stencil pretty well in this shot).
I was finding the LO a little I added the strips of paper along the side.  I was not precise in my sewing - in fact my sewing nearly completely killed this LO, but somehow I saved it in the end.  (That is a story for another day).
I then layered this little bow, that I somehow didn't even know I had, on top of some more gauze and thread.  I think it and the big pink pearl are perfect for this LO and they finish it off beautifully. 
Well, once again.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you like my LO.
A note to everyone - check your JAP kits properly.  I seriously did not know I had that cute bow in my stash until retreat. 
Till next time - take care.

Friday, August 18, 2017

'Spread your wings and Fly' by Elisa Ablett

 Hi Everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout showcasing the gorgeous range of goodies from the D-lish Scraps store.

I was lucky enough to win a Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge recently and was sent a prize which included some gorgeous blues and copper colours in the lovely starburst, flat fabio and moonshot sprays, so thats where my inspiration came from. So I scoured through my extensive D-lish stash to find all things blue and copper to go with my colour scheme.

I love all things bohemian and dream catchers so I decided to make my own dream catcher with all the lovely feathers from the store. 

Let's take a look at the finer details of the layout in the close ups below !

Here is a close up of some lovely copper modelling paste through the Stencil---5-x-5---Pattern-Quartet with a palette knife, creating some lovely copper bling and texture on the background.

Some more of the stencilling on the right hand side along with the wood veneer title - Wood Veneer Alphas.

The feathers were made by spraying in layers, blue spray on the bottom and copper at the ends, then a little bit of copper glitter paste on the bottom of the Chipboard feathers. Wrap the wire around to create your circle for the dream catcher and staple to your page. Then add your feathers and the 'strings' of wire to your feathers. Add some blue cotton to the mix and your centre piece.

I added some background stamping using Carabelle Studios stamps and Fiona Paltridge's stamps from Aall and Create to the background to add depth before I glued my embellishments down.

And you have a finished layout.

Well that's it from me today, make sure you leave me some love in the comments xx


Thursday, August 17, 2017

'Hello Friend' by Tamara Buckler

Hello all,

Tamara here again to share with you my latest layout. I have to say it's been a tough couple of weeks in our household, with lots of lurgies and general mid year busy-ness. This has meant my mojo has been a little MIA! In order to get this layout done, I went back to my basic plan of attack: grab white cardstock, pick a patterned paper, pick the colours out of it, add embellishments, stick it down! Pretty pleased with the result considering!

I went with the grey, blush pink and mustard/gold tones from the paper, and pulled out my embellishments to work with this. I love the tutu blooms, I really feel they make a statement but are still so soft!

I clustered this up with a pink and mustard paper rose, and then nestled that with the gorgeous 'hello' wood veneer.  I then added some of the D-lish Puffy Alphas in grey to finish off my title. I added a couple of the new faceted enamel dots and a pretty pink Pearl Heart to add a little extra interest around my title.

I added another cluster to the other side of the picture for balance and used another paper rose, as well as a Bitty Bow Clip, and a gorgeous D-lish Flair.

You can see here that I tucked a beautiful lace doiley behind the matted photo, I love how this very gently softens and separates the photo from the page.

Thanks again for stopping by! I'd love to hear what your "go to's" are when you're lacking mojo!?

Big Loves,
Tam x

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'Adored' by Lauren Tomecek

Hello! Lauren here today, a couple of days later than normal because I was celebrating my son turning three and party prep kind of took over my life. I'm very happy to be back on track now and sharing this layout of my nana and me. I was originally going to use the 'proper' photo of the two of us, but decided the 'out-take' version was a much better memory to document. :)

There are so many D-lish Scraps goodies on this layout, because every time I looked through my stash I found something new that matched the colour theme and had to go on the page. My first embellishment cluster has a black Bitty Bow, Little Birdie watercolour flower, resin glitter dot and sequins. The flair, washi tapes and resin rose are all from past Just Add Paper kits. The fern leaf also came from D-lish but seems to be out of stock and not currently listed. You can just see the edges of my white paper doily poking out from behind the photo too.  

I wanted a simple little cluster in the top right of the page, to provide some balance to the design. The resin rose comes from a past Just Add Paper Kit, all other supplies are already listed above.

The bottom cluster is so big I thought I'd break it down into two photos so you can check out the details. You can see I've used two different types of paper flower blooms, as well as another Little Birdie watercolour flower. The tassle is from a previous Just Add Paper Kit. The lovely title piece is a Kinder Kreations chipboard title. 

This angle shows of another Bitty Bow and paper flower, as well as more resin glitter dots. The small blue resin flower is from a past Just Add Paper kit.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, hope it's inspired you!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Another Day.." by Amanda H

Hello again D-lish Scrap fans!
Welcome to my second page share for August.
This one was inspired by a challenge at a recent retreat, where we had to use a piece of patterned paper from the lucky dip bag of papers. I got one with wooden geometric shapes and cut each one out rather than using the whole sheet of paper. I then distressed the edges, before piecing them together on some white cardstock and machine stitching them.
A feature on this page are the D-lish Creative Cut flowers.... I carefully cut more coordinating patterned paper to lay behind each flower. I layered these flowers with Creative Cut leaves and few more D-lish goodies, which you can see in these close ups.
I cut strips of Ombre Wordfetti (in yellow) and scattered them around the layout.
I also layered a pretty Lace Doily behind the photo.
Also scattered around the layout are some of the new "faceted" enamel dots, found in the D-lish Dots section of the website. These are so sweet!
I never miss a chance to use a sequin bow! Love them so much!
Thanks for looking today!

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Selfie" by Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone

It's Rachel here with you today, and with all boys in my family,
the only chance I have to get all 'girly' is to scrap a selfie! 

Well, why not use some of my favourite D-lish products 
on a layout of myself!!

My layout is based on Michelle's sketch challenge for the
July Cybercrop over in The Scrap Suite.

This challenge has now closed, however the new August challenges have just been listed, so you have a whole month to play along!

I have been hoarding this piece of patterned paper to use specifically on a selfie layout, and I picked out lots of D-lish goodies to match.

My title is a Corbett Creations wood veneer word, and I have complemented that with some Corbett Creations wood veneer circles. I've highlighted my title word with a bright hot pink sequin bow.

I've used my favourite wild rose, some tea roses and apple blossoms.
The lace doilies give just that little extra detail, especially on 'girlie' pages.

I've added lots of pearl cabochons - round, hearts and 3D hearts, clustered with a mix of D-lish dots and gorgeous faceted enamel dots. I've also added an older D-lish crotchet heart from my stash.

D-lish products used-
Head over to The Scrap Suite on Facebook and check out the
August Cybercrop challenges.
I set a challenge this month, so I hope you can play along!

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hello little one - by Nicolee Cable

Happy Sunday to you!
I hope you are relaxing this weekend and getting some 
creative juices flowing.

First of all, a quick reminder that we are currently
holding our August Cybercrop over at The Scrap Suite on FB.
I wanted to show you my challenge layout which is a goal setting challenge 
'This time next year'.  
I was inspired by the TV show that's popular right now.  
I'm not much of a goal setter, in fact I struggle with 
getting my goals on paper, 
so I decided this might be a good opportunity to write some of my goals down in a creative way.
If you lift the 'Today' flair, it reveals my goals/dreams/visions 
for the coming year.
I was also inspired by Julys Just Add Paper (JAP) kit
that I hadn't had a chance to use yet.

Here are all the yummy goodies from the 'Primrose Lane' July JAP kit:

I enjoyed working with this colour palette so much, that I decided to use up 
pretty much all of it on these two layouts 
(and added a little more from my D-lish stash).

Here is my layout for today post.
My mum has two new little puppies - so super cute! I can't
wait to meet them in person soon.

 I have added:
washi tape

I hope you enjoyed these layouts and don't forget to
pop on over to join in the Cybercrop.  There are some
great challenges and very cute prizes to be won.
You have to be in it to win it!

Happy Scrapping and enjoy the weekend and 
grab yourself some D-lish goodness from the store  to inspire you!

See you soon

Saturday, August 12, 2017

"Be Happy" by Julianne McKenna

There is something magical and soothing about circles. When included on a layout, they always look fabulous, but you must remember to keep your layout balanced and focused for the best result (working in "odd" numbers is often a good way to do this). 

To make the most of the circle concept in this layout, I fussy cut circles from The Bright Side of Life paper range by ScrapCake. I then added even more circles with raw wood veneer shapes, paper doilies, and flair buttons, all from the D-Lish store

I'm in love with these gorgeous pink butterfly flair buttons. They are so pretty and feminine, and look good with everything. Not a fan of pink? Well luckily, there are lots of colours to choose from in the D-Lish store, right here

Why paint raw wood veneer when you can wrap it in coloured wire and add Liquid Pearls for a pop of colour! And don't forget to add some vellum butterflies for a finished touch to your layout - it's all about the details. 

And you can layer fussy cut circles over the raw wood veneer, place a paper doily underneath, add some roses and carnations, and make gorgeous medallion embellishments. 

Flowers are always a must. I just can't get enough of them. And how stunning do these pink cabbage roses look with a bright pop of yellow from the Wild Rose

Just look at all those layers and details! I don't know about you, but this makes me happy. 

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today. If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my blog: JULES THE BLING PRINCESS.

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Have a great scrappy week!

Cheers and happy crafting, 

Julianne. xxx