Friday, December 8, 2017

All kinds of CRAZY | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone, I'm back here today with a closer look at my Inspiration Board layout for D-lish Scraps. This was definitely a challenge and one that I had to re-do multiple times as it just didn't look quite right. The board we've shared this month was super inspiring and I just couldn't work out the right mix of elements until I came up with this creation...


This child of mine is a total crack up! Loves to dress up in such wonderful outfits, more recently being her mermaid costume with a sparkly wig and McHappy Day socks HAHA The photo itself was the perfect combination of colours to compliment the colour palette within the board, but proved to be a real tricky one to create around. 

Heres another look at the board


I took my main inspiration from the sketch which I've rotated to the left, the bunches of flowers and the circular elements in the middle right hand side. I did try to attempt loads of circles with this layout rather than the strips of pattern papers, but man oh man was it a bad combination HAHA

Heres some close ups


Loving these Canvas pick n place bows, they've got a nice sturdy texture to them with the slightest hint of shimmery sparkle to them, perfect for layering into clusters. I've punched circles from an Amy Tangerine collection to use around the layout, and added machine stitching for added texture. Also in this cluster is a Little Birdie beaded micro petal flower and resin glitter dot


Under the photo I've added some white cardstock and ran some of the thin washi tape from the Hello Sugar JAP kit around the edges. I've layered these with a doily and tucked in pieces of Journal its that I've been hoarding for so long, and some Ombre wordfetti.


That face HAHA
To the right of the photo I've added another punched circle, a flair button and ombre wordfetti piece.



In the main cluster I've grouped a mix of new and older flowers from the D-lish store plus more Little birdie flowers, some coloured leaves, a floral creative cutombre wordfetti piece and another resin glitter dot.


Heres a different angle to see the dimension all these pretty bits give to the layout.


I've continued the circle elements over on the right hand side and included another resin glitter dot, Little birdie flowerombre wordfetti and an enamel heart.


And lastly a mixed element title using thickers and stickers from my stash to finish it all off. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure to share your own creations with us over on the link up tool on the main D-lish blog, or within the Scrap Suite Facebook group. We love to see them!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Memories | Scrap the Girls

Hello! It's that wonderful time of the year when we get to start sharing Christmas theme creations! Todays post is for Scrap the Girls and the awesome new Mood Board that was shared yesterday.


Heres a look at what I've created, looking back at 3 years of Christmas Memories - the first 3 special years of Christmas for Leila. 


The main part of the board that I was drawn to would be the rustic looking advent calendar top right. I've replicated this look by creating something similar using 3 strands of textured twine on a woodgrain pattern paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and pegged multiple photos together with some pattern papers by Heidi Swapp and my favourite mini lace doilies. I've hidden the journalling behind the 2 lots of grouped photos and embellished with items from the D-lish Scraps store that worked with the kraft, white, black, gold & pops of red theme I was creating.

The first photo top left is from Leila's very first Christmas at only 16 days old. There was a lot of sleeping, and loads of cuddles for everyone this christmas, so special.

To create this corner I've used some pattern paper, and a couple of kraft journal its from D-lish Scraps  to create mixed layers under the photo, then embellished with some creative cuts, mini lace doily, faceted enamel dots, wood buttons and a peg that are also from D-lish Scraps.

Over on the right I've used a couple of photos from Leila's second Christmas, one including my Grandma/Leila's Great Grandma. This was the first year that Leila was able to enjoy the festivities we were part of, and she most definitely took centre stage in her super cute little baby Santa suit.  

I layered the 2 photos with some more of the red and black pattern papers a lace doily and a creative cut script word from D-lish on top. I also tucked some hidden journalling in with a creative cut underneath that can easily be pulled out to read, and pegged a kraft journal it to the top.

Here's a close up of the journalling about this year, and of the small title I created at the bottom of the layout.

The third area of the layout includes 2 photos from Leila's 3rd Christmas, the year Leila recognised Santa and was not so happy to see him. I've repeated the same items from the other 2 areas of the layout, but using them in a different way. This time the journalling is hidden within a card behind the photo of Leila and I. 

This was the year Leila really enjoyed, apart from Santa lol I added another creative cut to this section that can only be seen in full when the journal card is open.

We've come to the end of the post, thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope this layout has inspired you in some way, and that you are able to find some time within this crazy busy month to pay along with us all. Be sure to head over to the main Scrap the Girls post to see what the remainder of the team have created, and to upload your own personal creations. 

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx




Saturday, November 18, 2017

Favourite Things | D-lish Scraps

Hello Hello! I'm back today with my second layout share for D-lish Scraps this month. You may have seen this already if you're a member of the Scrap Suite on Facebook, as it was shared last night as part of the newest Cyber Crop challenge for all our D-lish Scraps friends. 


My challenge for you all is to create a project using all of the items listed below


An idea for this layout came about after browsing through older projects I've created, I find it helps when I'm lacking inspiration. There were a few I had created for D-lish throughout my time here on the team that I wanted to replicate in some way you can find them HEREHERE and HERE. They're a mixture of grids, list making, clusters and some form of diagonal theme are definitely a few of my favourite ways to document this child of mine.

Heres a closer look at how it all came together including loads of D-lish goodness


I've used a full 12x12 piece of pattern paper by Cocoa Vanilla Studio for my background, something I very rarely do, then arranged the photos in a rough grid form around the middle of the page. I tucked in some older square Journal it cards under neath 2 of the photos using colours that complimented them.


Over on the top right photo I've created one of the 2 clusters featuring a colour journal itflair button, 2 types of flowers, faceted enamel dots and a flower creative cut. I also added a piece of ombre wordfetti into the layers of journal its under the photo


Down on the bottom left I've replicated the same elements as the other cluster but swapped the circle journal it for a Jumbo Note ticket and added a lace doily in the 5 inch size. The "HELLO MY NAME IS" journal it tucked into the layers can be found in the Monochrome journal packs. I've also tucked in a piece of a Pastel 'Sweet talker' to balance out the colours 


Lastly I added a title using some of the fun Puffy alphabet stickers, some typed words and a date stamp. Around the page I've added my 'journalling' which is a random selection of all Leila's most favourite things.

Since documenting Leila's list of favourites earlier this year, things have changed just a little. She's gone from loving and obsessing over PJ Masks and Beanie Boos to loving everything Super Mario Bros. And I mean OBSESSED! Nearly every second thing, apart from food, she talks about is something to do with Mario or Luigi. Theres only 2 toys in her 'plush' collection and they seem to follow her everywhere. Anywhere from in the car to school to snuggling up in bed and out in the shed with Dad.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to check out the Scrap Suite to see the other challenges set by NicoleeMalinda & Amy, and share with us any creations you make with D-lish goodies.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Unique, WILD & One of a Kind | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy Friends! It's Michelle back with a new layout share for November. Todays creation features the fun Bohemian Dream collection that is full of sweet colours and designs, and loads of fun sayings within the stickers and die cut ephemera packs. All that plus a couple of hilarious photos of Leila on Snapchat and we have one perfectly simple layout.



To ensure the photos took centre stage on the layout, I kept the embellishing to a minimum. I don't normally go too crazy with clusters, but for this creation I really scaled it back. I backed the photos with papers from the 6x6 paper pad that complimented the colours within them. I layered them both over a doily from my stash, then onto another 6x6 piece of pattern paper that I cut down to fit underneath. I layered a couple of strips underneath all of this before adding my title and embellishments.

Heres a closer look at all the pretty details..



I cut this butterfly from the Boho Bits cut apart paper and adhered to the layout using some foam tape, then tucked in a vellum floral piece, an ephemera tab and some enamel shapes to complete the cluster. On the top right of the layout I've added another ephemera piece along with a chipboard shape to fill in some of the white space and give balance to the layout.



Snapchat is such a fun app to use, especially for kids. The filters always make us laugh!



These chipboard words are pretty awesome and are perfect for adding colour to with watercolours or inks. I chose a couple items from the pack to create my title with the addition of an ephemera piece and some stickers from the accessory sheet. I also tucked in another vellum floral piece for an extra pop of colours along with some enamel dots.



Lastly I added a strip of the Wild & Free paper along the bottom of the layout then created one final mini cluster using some ephemera and vellum pieces plus a sticker and enamel dots.

Thats all from me today, I hope this super quick layout share has inspired you in some way :)

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

You are One | D-lish Scraps


Hello Hello! I'm back here today with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps featuring some of the super pretty Little Birdie flowers and a seriously cute and clever one year old, who is about to turn 7! I have no idea where those last 6 years have gone, but I fear she will be 10 before we know it...

I started the layout by sewing multiple 2inch squares to the left side of the layout, then adhered the photo and Lace doily towards the middle to allow for the massive cluster on the right side. 


To the left of the photo I tucked in a printed tag and D-lish Flair button amongst the ephemera pieces from the collection I've used. I also added a piece of ombre wordfetti, a mini Little Birdie flower and some faceted enamel dots


To the right of the photo is where the magic happened LOL I honestly had no idea where this cluster was going until it was all stuck down, piece by piece I just kept adding. I've used more pieces from the ephemera pack and 2inch pattern papers along with a Round & Round journal it, Butterfly creative cut, leaf creative cut, canvas pick n place bow, ombre wordfetti, puffy alpha stickers and Little Birdie flowers. Love me some Little Birdie flowers 😍


A close up of the beautiful butterfly creative cut that I've layered with an ephemera piece and those sweet flowers too

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping

Michelle xx

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello Super | Scrap The Girls

Hello Hello! Can you believe we're another month further into the year? Heck it's going way too fast, and it's only going to get busier! 

For my layout share today I have a new DT Sample for Scrap the Girls. This months challenge was a mood board featuring a shoe theme, so I chose a photo of Leila wearing a pair of my super comfy slipper boots. This teamed with the awesome Glitter Girl collection by Shimelle for American Crafts and I was off and crafting. 

Heres a closer look at what I created


Such a fun collection to create with, full of bright colours and bold patterns. I chose to stick with a mostly pink colour palette with pops of yellow, navy and teal and kept the embellishments to a minimum to ensure the photo took centre stage.

Heres a quick look at the mood board for the month, which is sponsored by both Flutterby Designs and Accent Scrapbooking, so be sure to get your entries in via the website HERE


I didn't really follow an exact theme, other than to scrap a photo of Leila wearing shoes. This was a challenge in itself as more often than not we don't get her feet in the photos!

Here's some close ups..


For this creation I chose papers from both the 12x12 sheets and the 6x6 paper pad and embellished with items within the ephemera pack, sticker book, glitter thickers set and the embellishment pack (enamel dots and sequins) 


I found the entire collection available through Scrapbook.com and it still looks to be available HERE


Super quick handwritten journalling finishes off the layers under the photo


And a last minute addition to the bottom of the layout before taking the photo to complete a visual triangle and creating balance with the bold colours.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure to stop past the STG blog to see the other DT members creations, and to link up your creations for us to all see.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cards & Tags | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone, I'm back here today with a new creative share for D-lish Scraps. For this post I've created some cards and gift tags based on a current challenge from our October Cyber crop. The challenge I chose was set by D-lish owner Amanda, to create a project featuring a warm or cool colour palette. I ended up making something for each side of the colour wheel, lets take a look shall we?
 

The first two items I made were some cards. I don't have anyone in mind for these cards just yet, but I enjoyed the process of selecting pretty things to group together to create something to share. 

Here's a reminder of the challenge and the colour wheel..



And now a closer look at each individual card..


For card number 1 I chose to create something using the cooler half of the colour wheel. I've grouped together a selection of Little Birdie flowers, a beautiful Swan rose, pastel petal (currently not in store) some creative cut pieces, silver punchinella, a canvas pick n place bow4 inch lace doilyjournal it ticket & a cardfetti piece.


For the second card I've used similar items to the first card, but with colours from the warmer side of the colour wheel. Here I've used the yellow punchinella, a 4 inch lace doily, more creative cuts, a sequin butterfly, a few Little Birdie flowerscardfetti piece, some pastel petals (my most favourite floral item from the D-lish store) and another large Swan rose.


Next I made a some quick tags to wrap around mini gift bags. I thought these would be perfect when giving someone a gift card or even a small note of thanks.  To create these tags I've used some printed tags from the Pastel Doilies set. These are so pretty on their own, but even sweeter with a few added bits to finish them off. 

The tag on the left has a piece from the cardfetti set that reads "Best Wishes" and is attached to the tag with some punchinella, a tasselwooden button and pastel petal. The tag on the right also has a cardfetti piece, wooden button, pastel petal and a couple of mini Little Birdie flowers.


Lastly for these two cards I've embellished using the same items as the other 2 tags - tassel and punchinella on one, Little Birdie micro flowers on the other, wooden buttons and cardfetti pieces on both. These two tags would have to be my favourite out of the 4. Such sweet colours.

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has inspired you in some way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx
Michelle