Wednesday, July 18, 2018

D-lish Scraps July DT share 2 - Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, well we are half way through winter, yay, and it is time for my second share for July.
This layout is my challenge for the monthly cybercrop in the Scrap Suite, take a look and join in.
Merry Christmas
So my challenge is the theme Christmas in July, but also add an item that is not Christmas related. 
In the second cluster, I have featured a paper doily, and stars from Kinder Kreations word title set.
I hope you can join us for the cybercrop challenges.
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

D-lish Scraps July DT share 1 - You and Me

Hi everyone, I am back with my first July share, and this one I have based on this months inspiration board. Here is a reminder of the inspiration board:
I loved the monochromatic touch to this moodboard, and also the touches of luxury with the silver glitter colour and the crystal earrings. 
I was inspired to create this layout, using a photo from a nieces wedding, you can't get much more luxurious than with a wedding. 
You and Me
I started by using some transparent texture paste, to which I sprinkled some glitter over whilst it was wet. 
I embellished the layout by adding a 6 inch white paper doilyrose creative cuts which I coloured silver, carnations and sequins.

I have also included a sequin bow
I think this layout really does have a touch of luxury about it, glitter and sequins certainly assist that.
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Scrap the Boys July DT share

Well  it's July, and the weather is terrible here, so might as well be scrapping. The new challenge at Scrap the Boys, is sure to please, and you will be seeing stars:
So let your mind go wild. I decided to scrap about a music star - Keith Urban, he is a fabulous musician, who I saw in concert back in 2016. He is a very generous man, but he is also a super star guitarist and singer. It was a great concert. 
I started with a star stencil, texture paste and colour bursts. I had some great star themed chipboard in my stash, so that and other little star themed items worked. I also added the Charms Creations super star, which was a perfect match. 

Made to Scrap - the Aussie Way - new challenge group - DT share

Hi everyone, well we have a new challenge group starting today, called Made to Scrap - the Aussie Way. This is a facebook group, so follow the link to find the group.
The group is an amalgation of Show Us Your Stuff and Australian Top 50.
Our new group showcases Australian made scrapping products, and many small home businesses. So lets get behind this and support our Australian scrapbooking industry. All you have to do, is to us something that is an Australian product on your design.
So our first challenge is this:
This one is a nice simple challenge, just use sequins and stars. 
Here is my layout:
Beautiful You
I have used a lot of wonderful products from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, an Australian business owned by Zoe Pearn. She has some beautiful designs, that are very fresh and funky.
I have also used a Charms Creations heavenly heart, made by the ever talented Charmane Koch
I hope you join us in the challenge, but also join us in supporting our Australian businesses. 

Kraft plus July challenge - DT share

Yes, it's my DT share, I finally made it onto the design team at Kraft plus. After being a regular contributor to the challenges, doing all but one, Sandra finally took the step to inviting me along for the ride. I am thrilled. I love this challenge site, and now it is also a community on facebook.
So anyway, the new challenge for July is set to challenge you in many ways:
So let's think about it, weaving, well it can be done many ways, and there is weaving in many things. 
I had a go at trying to weave something, but each attempt was pretty bad. So to incorporate weaving, I wove some ribbon through eyelet lace, and added hessian, which has a very dense weave on it. I also took strands from the hessian and some ribbon, and placed it horizontally across the page, to try to depict a woven design. The stencil I used also could be looked at in a woven design. The little butterfly is also a hessian with a dense weave. The Charms Creations heavenly heart also has some woven lace on it. So I think I covered the brief. 
A moment in time

Scrap the Girls July DT share

July, cold weather, nothing to do outside, so may as well be scrapping. So let's take a look at the July challenge at Scrap the Girls.
When I first looked at this one, I was stumped, I had no idea how to approach it. Taking another look at it, I was able to draw inspiration from the pleating in the images and also the tutu on the ballerina. 
I decided this photo from my daughters 21st birthday, a Burlesque theme would suit this layout. 
I used a stencil and a spray to create the background. I added lots of feathers and bling to the layout, which suited the theme of the party. 
I featured a Charms Creations DIY heart on the layout, which I stamped in and then splattered with ink. 
In the end I was happy with the result, but it did have me thinking for some time. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

D-lish Scraps June share #3 - Pyrenees

Hi everyone, this is my last share for June, and isn't it scary that's half of the year gone.
I was quite excited to do this layout, another page for my album from my France trip 5 years ago.
We didn't get to visit the Pyrenees Alps, but looking from a distance, I so do want to go there.

So I created the background with stencil, texture paste and stamping, a spray of blue, my favourite way to create backgrounds. 
Embellishing this layout was fun, using punchinellabitty blooms, and Kinder Kreations chipboard chevrons from the together pack. I also added Creative Cuts pie charts. The main feature is Pip berry stems which I have used to frame the photo.

The next cluster features carnations, and a wild rose

The last cluster has a flair button and kraft journal it's.

One day I will get my France album finished, lol.
Until then, happy scrapping.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Kraft plus challenge June

Well, the wonderful inspiration for a challenge at Kraft plus continues. This one is a childhood favourite for many of us:
Dr Suess has some amazing quotes, and some really great tips to live our lives. 
When I read this list of quotes, I knew what I wanted to do. I chose the quote "A person's a person, no matter how small". We need to cherish and nurture our little ones, for they are our future. One of my favourite subjects to scrap is my great nephew Rome. His parents are doing a fabulous job of parenting, and Rome is proving to be a great little kid. I just love this photo of him, delighting in the fun of a skateboard, even though he was too small to ride it, lol. 
I loved the green in his t-shirt and went with this for my feature colour. I added a cute stamped image of a "little person", designed by Fiona Paltridge for Aall and Create stamps, it's very cute. I used a number of other  Aall and Create stamps as added interest to my background. I also added a Charms Creations XO set
I had so much fun with this challenge, it is a beauty. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

D-lish Scraps June share #2 - Little Helper

Hi everyone, I am back with my 2nd June share.
This layout I created, using a theme from the March cybercrop, monochrome layout. 

Of course, I had to choose pink as my monochromed theme. 
I started with the background that had been geli-plated then added texture paste through a  hexagonal stencil, and then a combination of sprays in different pink tones. 

I also added a bow from the Love like this kit bits and some of the new flower sequins.

Finally, the last cluster, has a flair button hiding at the top.

Pink is a great colour to work with. 
Until next time, happy scrapping.

Friday, June 15, 2018

CSI case file #256 June

Well this is the last DT share for me with CSI. I have really enjoyed being part of this team and creating using the wonderful case files each month. I doubt that I will stop using them for inspiration in the future.
This challenge is a great one to finish with:
It has a great summer vibe to it, I love the scene, it is so cute, but I had no camping photos that were suitable for it. So I chose these photos of my nephews playing with water and buckets. They put the buckets on their heads to balance, quite skilled they were at that. 
Bucket heads
The colours were great to work with, so fun and summery. From the evidence I used a solid white background, wet medium, dots, washi tape, transparent elements, musical element, tags and twine. 
I also included some of my favourite embellishments from Charms Creations -cute clouds, and arrow.
I hope I have been able to inspire as a design team member. Thanks for having me.

Friday, June 8, 2018

D-lish Scraps June share 1 - Tired Boy

Hi everyone, I am back with my first share for June, this one is inspired by the inspiration board.

Aren't the colours fabulous, infact the whole board is terrific.
So I was inspired by the solar system image, stripes and the arrow. Also by the phrase "lie in the grass", to create this layout.

So starting with some really old patterned papers, I found just the right ones to match the colours in the inspiration board. I then stamped onto the background, the circles are to replicate the solar system in the inspiration board. I also stamped the arrows, using a really old stamp set, but it worked.

The last little cluster also contains a resin polka dot button.

I often find that I can make the old stuff look like new again, when you add fun embellishments to them. So take a browse in the shop, and see just what you can find to dress up your old papers.
Till next time, happy scrapping.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Scrap the Boys June challenge - DT share

June, means winter, means cold, lets rug up and scrap.
So without further ado, here is the new challenge for June at Scrap the Boys.
Stitching on a layout looks fabulous I agree, but I don't do it often enough, probably because my machine is a high quality machine given to me by my beloved grandmother, and I don't feel I should use it for sewing through glue and paper. So I actually created this layout at a friends house, and her machine is for scrapping purposes. 
The background was created with lots of stencils and texture paste, ink and then stamping over that again, add some spray ink and you have one grungy background. So the rest of the layout needed to be grungy. I did lots of layering behind the photo with paper, hessian and transparencies. I thought the stars were a cute addition, especially the Charms Creations super star
This little boy, a nephew was very sick as a newborn, I wanted to scrap this photo, to show how strong he is, to overcome everything and be developing well. 

Show Us Your Stuff June challenge - DT share

I can't believe it is June already. It is also 5 years ago, that my husband and I went to France for our very first overseas trip. The challenge this month, is to scrap freely, so I decided to scrap a travel photo. Here is the challenge:
Whilst we were in Paris, we went to the Moulin Rouge. My husband was actually feeling unwell, and not really up for a night out, but we went and he enjoyed this fabulous and historic show. It was full of entertainment, and not just the can can dancers. There was magic, and comedy, dance and colour. 
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have ticked it off my bucket list. 
To create this layout, I found a piece of patterned paper with a very subtle background, and then applied a crackle stencil over that. I sprayed with some gold ink and then added splashes of blue and red. I also added some stamping. 
I tried to find as much vintage style stuff that would work, but had this chipboard pack that was designed as a French pack. I also added some gold paper from Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrapping. The sequins added a sparkly touch. My hand made item to top it off, are a Charms creations O and terrific tab. Also a flair, from Studio 1440. 
I love that this is another layout for my France album done. 
Moulin Rouge

Scrap the Girls June challenge DT share

Well, it's winter, how does that feel? Brrr, it will be chilly here in southern Australia.
Anyway, time for a new challenge at Scrap the Girls. I hope you like this one:
I really like this moodboard, friendship is such an important thing. So I used this photo of my daughter and one of her best friends, friends since they were 10. They took this selfie at a party, so I thought the photo needed a bit of a look at me theme, hence the paper and the title. I was inspired by the images of the friends in the moodboard. 
I created the background using a stencil and texture paste, then added paint over that. I also did some inking with a variety of stamps. I stamped the words friends and for the record,, and the frame, a very cute stamp pack. I embossed the wood veneer, and finally added the Charms Creations heavenly heart.

Look at Us

Monday, May 28, 2018

D-lish Scraps May share 3

Hi everyone, this is my last share for May. This is a layout I had a lot of fun with, who doesn't love a cute doggy photo, and Dusty is very cute. 

So Dusty and his dad (my son) were off camping when this photo was taken. Hence the idea behind the layout, and all of the leaves and flowers. 

You may remember my first share this month I used the pip berrry stems as a feature under the photo, so I decided this layout needed the same feature. 

It's easy to create a nature inspired layout, when you consider the embellishments in the D-lish Scraps shop.

Until next time, happy scrapping.