19 January 2017

Good Friends Make Good Times Better | D-lish Scraps

Hiya Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today.  
One of my closest friends, Tracey,  is the Queen of the Selfie, she has totally mastered it.  The photo in my layout was taken at one of the famous Workshop Wonders days from several years ago.  I have always loved this photo with Tracey Cooley, scrapbooking teacher extraordinaire,  who is also a dear friend. We call them T1 and T2.

I have based my layout on Gwen's January Cybercrop Challenge
and the use of the very in trend of diagonals.

So, to create my layout I thought the photo colours warranted the use of yellow and pinks.  Using a white cardstock base for my layout I took a strip of washi tape and ran it across the top of the page on an angle. After positioning my photo it was just a matter of cutting pieces of patterned paper and plain cardstock to different shapes and sizes to lay around my photo. I did use two cards from one of my hundreds of Project Life kits and a couple of different prints of washi tape.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum.
I love my enamal dots so I scattered a couple of each pink and yellow  around the page.  I heat embossed a wood veneer arrow from a previous kit in yellow.  I couldn't help but add a small cluster of flowers to the bottom left of the photo which included roses, forget-me-nots, and a small satin flower from a past Just Add Paper kit. You can find bits from previous kits there too.

When you check out the shop don't forget to look in the clearance section as you might some really good bargains. I found some coorindating words in matching colours on a Paint Chip Tab and Ombre Wordfetti.  I mounted these on some 3D foam dots.

My finishing touch was a bright yellow resin heart 
and a flair from my stash. Flairs can also be found in the D-lish Scraps shop.

If you would like to join in on the Cybercrops that started on the 13th of January drop by the SCRAP SUITE and take a look.  There are all great. If you join in on the fun you will go in the draw for a Just Add Paper kit only available to cybercrop participants.  
If you take part in all four challenges you will also go in the draw for a one and only kit.

Until next time, thank you so much for dropping by.


17 January 2017

Peppa | White with 1 - January 2017 Challenge

Hi Everyone

I have to say that I don't normally enter challenges, but as 2017 is the start of a huge new chapter in my life with many changes heading my way I thought "Let's just jump in"
So I did my very first challenge entry. I hope you like it.

 I have started to slowly find my feet using mixed media products.  On this layout I have used Lollypop and Snow White COLOUR BLAST pastes.
I added two 4x6" Project Life cards behind my photo, added plenty of flowers from my stash and added a gorgeous pink hessian heart from Charms Creations.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creation.  I hope is has given you a little inspiration and you might take on the challenge yourself.  Just pop by the White with 1 blog HERE to enter.


16 January 2017

Little Miss Busy | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone,

It has been so hot here where I live just north of Brisbane so I have been staying inside out of this terrible heat and humidity.  Fortunately I can turn on the air-conditioning and disappear in to my craft room during the day before I head to work.  
Today I thought I would share with you the layout I created to showcase the January Just Add Paper kit that is available in the D-Lish Scraps open store.  It is filled with beautiful 'sorbet' colours.  If you drop by the The Scrap Suite Facebook page you will see more inspiration by the Design Team using these colours.

 This is my cute little niece Lilli and she loves her mum taking photos of her.

Thanks for stopping by.  


12 January 2017

A New Year Begins

Hi Everyone
Well I hope January 2017 has already started beautifully for you and you have all been finding some time for yourselves and get some craft on.
I have been lucky to have some time to craft even though I have still been working full time and have been having fun getting messy with this layout that I have for you today on the blog.

I really wanted to keep my layout simple so that all the attention is on the photo.  
I really love gold black and red together and this photo of my niece at Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne worked brilliantly.

To start I mixed up some of the gold pigment powder in with the gloss texture paste.  I kept adding powder until I got the richness that I wanted.

I then just smeered it across my black cardstock with a palette knife and then set it aside to dry.

 Next I coloured up more of the texture paste with a red colour to match in with the photo.

I used the beautiful new 10x10" stencil from the new L'Aquarelle range called Loving Flourishes and applied the coloured up texture paste to sides of the cardstock overlapping the gold.

My next step was heat embossing my title in the Super Sparkles Gold embossing powder.  I double embossed it so make sure it was super sparkly. I also head embossed several wooden stars from my embellishment stash.

I wanted to add dimension behind my photo so I die cut two of the On the Edge die Rosey Ferns Footer in red.  I attached a piece of cardboard on the back of my photo and then added the dies to the back of the cardboard backing before gluing it down over the dried texture paste.

Finally I added the embossed title and stars around the page and  I was done.

5 January 2017

L'Aquarelle Butterfly Card

Hi Guys,
I am back again today to share with you my first creation using the L'Aquarelle range from Ultimate Crafts. This is a sneak peek for you all as this collection will be released at CHA January 19-23  

I needed to make a lovely birthday card and thought this range would be perfect.  The combination of the lovely watercolour papers matching with the gorgeous butterflies and birds makes it perfect for your cards and scrapbooking.
This range also has a beautiful 'card makers' range.

You're going to get excited about this new range.  It is so colourful and made for both
scrapbookers and cardmarkers.

To create my card I used Ultimate Crafts cardstock in Paper Bag and Leprechaun.  I used the Paper Bag for the card base and used the Leprechaun as the mat for the patterned paper.
 I love the patterned papers and chose to cut the corner portion of one of the 12x12 papers.
After making my Christmas cards I found I was short of glitter cardstock in gold so I decided to do the next best thing..... I used gold embossing powder, Couture Creations Embossing Powder in gold Super Sparkles and embossed the four edges of my patterned paper.
To do this I just used an off-cut of paper larger than my chosen patterned paper and held it at the width I like from the edge and dabbed my Versamark ink around the edge, and then heat embossed the gold powder.

Didn't it just come up a treat :).
It just gave the paper that little extra and didn't give it the extra weight of a double mat
behind the patterned paper.

Next, because I didn't yet have the beautiful colours of the seam binding from the new range, I took a piece of white seam binding I had and inked it up in matching purples and green ink. To blend the colours together and get a softened look I spritzed the ribbon with water and then dried it off with my heat gun.

Next using the gorgeous Watercolour Butterfly Decorattor Die, I heat embossed the solid cut with gold embossing powder and the intricut butterfly with both gold and a matching green embossing powder to get a mottle affect.

Once I had finished constructing the card I added a little bit of Glitzin Glamour in
Lilac to the flowers.

ULT157761 - L'Aquarelle - 12x12" paper stack
ULT157752 - L'Aquarelle - Watercolour Butterfly Decorator Die
ULT200036 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Leprechaun
ULT200045 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Paper Bag
CO724988 - Couture Creations Embossing Powder - Super Sparkles - Gold
CO7721975 - Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour - Lilac
CO724389 - Turbo Precision Glue pen
CO721984 - 12mm Double Sided Tape

Thanks for stopping by.


3 January 2017

Princess for a Day

Hi Everyone

I managed to find a little quiet time yesterday to create this layout using a mixture of two of the monthly Just Add Paper kits.

For my layout I became a kid again when using my mixed media products.  Normally I always use a spatula or something similar to apply my product but for this layout I used my fingers.  I can say it was so much quicker and so so much more gooey fun. For those familiar with the product, yes it is Australia's own Colour Blast.

I matted my photo on some matching pink cardstock and then used the pink cord tie from my JAP kit and wrapped it around the edge of my photo.  There are so many D-lish Scraps on this page.  Poking out from the under right side on the photo is some teal coloured punchinella.
I have also used a pink forget-me-not, some blue roses, and a few other flowers from previous JAP kits.  There are also a few bright pink resin flowers scattered over the layout along with some glitter dots from a kit and two jade resin birds, a paper doily and a flair button.Whilst these glitter dots aren't available in store at the moment these can easily be substituted with some enamal dots in matching shades. I also had to add a embellie from Charms Creations.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope my little creation inspires you to get gooey with your mixed media or at least inspires you to get back into your crafting space for a play. In saying that I am off to play again in my craft room.


1 January 2017


Welcome Back everyone,

The December mood board on the Scrap Suite Facebook page was Peaches and Cream. 

Below is the sample page I created for the colour scheme.  The photo is of me at the high tea before my wedding with my Tante (auntie) Tina who travelled all the way from Holland to come to our wedding. She is very very special to me and I loved that she could be there to share this special time with us.

Here are a couple of closeups of my page.  
All the embellishments I used on my page, flowers, flair, resins and enamel dots were purchaed through the D-lish openstore.  Pop on by to check out the yummy goodies that are for sale.

Thanks once again for stopping by.  


29 December 2016

You Make Me Happy

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today.

I thought I would share with you a layout I created for D-lish Scraps Scrap Suite Facebook page for their November mood board. Each month the lovely Amanda creates and sells 'Just Add Paper' kits based around a mood board.  Everyone is welcome to create with the range and post to their blog and facebook page.  It is lovely to see what fellow scrappers have made with her gorgeous kit and or colour scheme.

I used a feather stencil from D-lish Scraps along with the gorgeous Colour Blast pastes to create the background of purples and jades.  The colours of the Colour Blast products are just so vibrant and beautiful.  Drop past their blog to see them being used so beautifully.

I teamed up the photo with matching purple and jade print papers, added some gorgeous D-lish Scraps embellishments and loved the finished layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you got to create over this Christmas holiday break.

See you next time.

Magical Memories by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone,

And, just like that.... Christmas is now over for another year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends and you have taken some great photos to scrap in 2017.

For my post today I have created a layout using the Wild & Free collection from Couture Creations also using a couple of the gorgeous dies from the Ornamental Affair Collection.

I loved the below photo so I just had to use it in a layout. It was taken on my honeymoon from our trip to Kuranda in Northern Queensland.

I wanted to keep my layout very 'clean' and simple so that all focus was drawn in on to the photo and that gorgeous Galah who was ever so happy to sit on my hand.

I chose to keep the base cardstock white so I chose the Snow White cardstock from Couture Creations.  I teamed the white up with Verde (green) and Fairy Wings (pink) cardstock as well from Couture Creations.
I double matted my photo on the white and green cardstock and added some 3D foam mounting tape to the reverse. Next I selected three patterned paper from the Wild & Free paper collection and layered them on the white base cardstock.
I cut out one of each of the Otis and Juniper doily dies, one in white and one in green cardstock, and one of the Everly Background and two of the Clementine Border in the pink cardstock.
Next cut the Otis and Juniper doilies in half and attach to the back of your mounted photo, then adhered this over the layers of Wild & Free papers.

I chose a border strip from the Ephemera pack, cut it in half and attach it close to the bottom edge of the page, half on each side.  Looking through the sticker sheet available in the Wild & Free collection pack I found the perfect sticker that I could use for my title.  I mounted it on some of the green cardstock and snipped in the sides to look like a double ended banner. Mount this on some 3D foam mounting tape. Next I took one of the Clementine Border dies and cut two small pieces from it and attach to the reverse of the title and then added it to the centre of the emphemera strip that I earlier attached to the bottom of my cardstock base. The other Clementine Border I adhered along the right side of the patterned papers and tucked in the Everly Background die cut to the top right side of the patterned papers.

To finish I added a round sticker with the word 'untamed' on it and attached it slightly over the photo using 3D foam dots to the back to level it out.  I used one of the Cottage Pollen bulk flowers and lightly inked then edges in a matching pink ink and then spritzed it with water so that the ink softened.
This was a nice, quick and easy layout to complete and I am happy with the result.  It will be put in a frame and hung on the wall in my craft room.

Thanks for stopping by today.
With only a couple of days to go I hope you all have a wonderful start to 2017.
Party hard on New Years Eve but party safely.

Ciao for now.