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 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hilariously You | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! I'm back today with my newest layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the beautiful Bohemian Dream collection. By far my favourite collection of all time, which I'm sure I've already mentioned it before, but heck I'd shout it from the roof tops if I could HAHA

If you weren't already aware, this collection is FINALLY available In Store NOW! You can find all of the YUMMY goodness right HERE.. Run, don't walk lol

For this layout I just went with the flow of creating, no actual plan in mind other than a gigantic cluster of some description that was full of florals... I chose a hilarious photo of Leila from a few months back when she decided to help her Dad outside with the gardening. Who knew a Tutu was the newest gardening essential? Too funny!

I centred the photo in the top half of the page and worked my clusters around this, along a diagonal line. I've used a piece of Kaleidoscope paper (B side) under the photo along with pieces of the Boho Bits paper in both the 12x12 and 6x6 size to add some extra layers.

To the right of the photo I created a larger cluster with pieces in the ephemera pack. I also added in a couple of enamel dots and shapes, a flair button (one of my favourite sentiments we say to Leila all the time), a bird sticker from the accessory sticker sheet and a sneaky little stamp underneath. I'm not a stamper or a media expert, but I try lol

To give the cluster some dimension and shadowing, I've used a few different types of foam tape and sticky dots to raise and layer them up. I use this technique (if you could call it that) with all the clusters I create on each layout as I find it gives the pages a 3d feel to them, and makes things pop rather than keeping everything flat.

To the left of the layout I've added the next cluster, which is usually the smaller of the 2 large ones. I tend to create a layout with at least 3 groups of embellishments, forming a visual triangle of sorts. This helps draw the eyes attention into the photo without distracting too much.
In the cluster above I've used more floral pieces from the Ephemera pack, a few stickers from the accessory sheet and a sprinkling of enamel dots to finish it off...

Rather than leaving the top corner of the layout bare, I've added a couple of banner/flag pieces and an arrow that I cut down to match. All three pieces can be found in the Ephemera pack.

To create the title I've used some alpha stickers from the Totally Rad collection. To lighten these up I added a coat of white gesso to the tops before adhering to the layout.

Here's a look at the colour difference before and after the gesso was used

I then added the 'you' from the chipboard words set in the Bohemian Dream collection and watercolored the bottom half. I used some of the remaining liquid to splatter around the page, and messed it up in places that was difficult to fix without ripping the paper. Whoops!

Lastly I added a few strips of paper (Boho Bits & Gypsy Heart) to the bottom of the layout, along with more florals, a label sticker with another stamp and a sentiment strip from the Boho Bits paper. The purple strip is from the 6x6 version of the Beautiful Mess paper.

Well thats all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed this new creation and that it has inspired you in some way. Be sure to check out the store and snap up all of this stunning collection before everyone else does!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You are STRONG | D-lish Scraps

Hello Scrappy friends! I'm back again with my next layout share for D-lish Scraps this month. For this creation I've followed along with one of our newest challenges in the Scrap Suite. If you're new around here The Scrap Suite is our Facebook community group where we share inspiration, including monthly cyber crops, and provide a place for lovers of D-lish to share their creations with us.

I've flipped the sketch that Anthea designed and added an extra grouping of embellishments to balance out the clusters and white space. I chose a photo of Leila from a couple weeks ago and backed it with some pattern papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose embellishments from the store that best complimented the papers used, and added some twisted coloured wire, a lace doilyprinted tagwordfetti and some of my favourite puffy alphas to finish it all off. 

Heres a look at the sketch before and after I flipped it 

And now some close ups and links to the products in store..

The first cluster I worked on was this one made up of a coloured wire heart, D-lish Flair buttonLittle Birdie flowers, faceted enamel dots and some yellow ombre wordfetti. Such a fun grouping in colours  that are so sweet together.

Next was the cluster to the left of the photo, made up of a printed tag, more coloured wire and Little Birdie flowers, a pick n place bow and some more of the really cool faceted enamel dots

The top cluster consists of part of a circle colour journal it layered with a strip from a wordfetti set and a piece of thin glitter tape from months and months ago that I hadn't used yet. I also replicated elements from the other 2 clusters by adding in the flowerswire and dots.

Lastly I created the combined title and journalling using some typed strips of journalling along with some fun puffy alpha stickers, an ombre wordfetti piece and some other washi tapes that were from months ago. 

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx

Michelle x