Monday, 3 August 2015

Show Us Your Stuff August Challenge!

Hello again friends! I'm back today with another share for you, this time it's my take on the August challenge at Show Us Your Stuff. This month it is a gorgeous mood board that looks like this...

Being a fan of Dr Suess, I couldn't go past the quote as my main inspiration, so I decided to create a Suess-themed layout. (The cute photo is my own Thing 1 and Thing 2 at their first birthday party.)

{Papers by Bo Bunny; Echo Park}

I haven't scrapped a layout quite this bold and bright for some time, and getting back to it was lots of fun! As always, when using a mix of such bold patterns I kept the embellishments to a minimum...

 {Felt bow and flair from D-lish Scraps; stickers by Echo Park;
alphas by AdornIt; Cosmo Cricket; Sam & Lucy Weave Extras}

This month's sponsor of SUYS is Charms Creations, so I couldn't go past including a Charms embellie on there as my handmade embellishment. This gorgeous lollipop came from the depths of my stash and was perfect for my theme...

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us this month, I love to see my friends names amongst the entries! You have until midnight, 31st August to link your entry up on the blog to be in the running for the prize from Charms Creations. Get scrapping! :)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Scrap the Boys August Challenge!

Hi all! Yes, it's that time again - start of the month and time to share my first challenge reveal with you all. First up this month, is the challenge at Scrap the Boys.
Here is this month's challenge theme...

This month you are allowed to include photos of mums & sons, so I thought I would take the opportunity to scrap myself with my littlest (by 2 mins!) boy...

As you can see, I was partly inspired by the quote, but also by the colour of the image. I dug into my Cocoa Vanilla Studio stash for this one, and used lots of "Flying High" and "Sugar & Spice" goodies to create it.

Papers, stickers, alphas, cork stars and wood veneer shapes all by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Flair, paper doiley, journal spot, twine and washi tapes all from D-lish Scraps.

I am so happy I scrapped this photo of us together. A pic with just the two of us very rarely happens (especially one where he is actually looking at the camera AND smiling!) 
I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at Scrap the Boys. You have until the end of the month to get your entries linked up on the blog. 
Happy scrapping! X

Thursday, 30 July 2015

More July Projects for D-lish Scraps

Hi all! I'm back again (I know, so soon!) to share my other July projects I created for D-lish Scraps.

Those who follow along via D-lish will already know that I had recently been lusting after some punchinella for my projects, and was finding it difficult to find. Until the "Punchinella Fairy" waved her wand and it was suddenly readily available HERE in the D-lish store!

I quickly set about creating a mixed media layout using my precious new punchinella...

Isn't it divine? (I knew I needed it!) I used white punchinella on this layout, but it is also available in gold and silver.

I used a Watercolour PL Card (from a previously released Just Add Paper kit) which I fussy cut for my title. It matched the watercolour background I created perfectly. The small white flowers and the coloured wire were items I had left from previous JAP kits too.  

The grey spot tissue paper and self adhesive cork stars were both from this month's JAP kit. You can also spy grey Hand Dyed Muslin, gold triangle print washi and pastel sequins from the store.

Tucked away in the top corner of my layout are some Pinkfresh Studio Gold Rub Ons. (I applied them roughly for a shabby look.)

My next project was something quick and easy, and totally different to what I usually create. Have a look at these kids bag tags I made...

These were created using rectangle photo insert keyrings from the store (also available in flower, heart and square shapes).
I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers, my Motex tape writer and tapes, and added some cute robot and spotted heart enamel charms to them.
For more details or to see my process photos, visit the D-lish Scraps blog HERE

Thanks for visiting. Please be sure to leave a comment if you have the time, so I can visit your blog too! X

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

D-lish Scraps July Inspiration Board

Hi all!
As we are nearing the end of the month, I am just popping in share my take on this month's D-lish Scraps Inspiration Board challenge and remind you that time is fast running out to enter if your haven't already. This layout featured on the D-lish blog earlier this month, and has lots of D-lish goodies on it.

First, here's a reminder of the board for this month...

{Please remember that the colours of the board are compulsory and ALL of them must be represented AS IS on your entry. The sketch portion of the board is purely optional.}

Here is my take on it...

{Papers by Pink Paislee; Studio Calico; and Shimelle for American Crafts}

All the embellishments on this layout are from D-lish Scraps, with many of them coming from the (sold out) July 'Superstar' Just Add Paper kit.

I used the kit label as my title (proof that every bit of this kit is useful - even the packaging!), and layered it with a Freckled Fawn arrow clip.

Even more packaging at work (the raffia the kit was tied up with) - made into a bow. The viewfinder die cut, flair and flag were from the kit too. I also used a lime paper doily. (I love these doilies! They are available in so many colours and I use them all the time.)

Across my layout I scattered a few of my all-time favourite wood veneer stars; and a sprinkling of green D-lish Dots.

Also used on this layout was my trusty Motex tape writer with lime Motex tape. (If you don't already have a tape writer I highly recommend them, plus you will find them on sale in the store NOW.)

I hope I have inspired (or reminded) you to join in this challenge. As always, there is a $30 randomly drawn D-lish Scraps store voucher up for grabs, and also one of next month's Just Add Paper kits. Both items definitely worth playing for!

Thanks for stopping by. Til next time, happy scrapping to you all! X

Thursday, 23 July 2015

An Awesome Night for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi all! Just popping in to share my latest work using the fabulous Made of Awesome collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. This layout was featured on the Cocoa Vanilla blog a couple of days ago. (For once I have scrapped a picture that has me in it...and NO kids!!!)

Here is what I created...

I used the Awesome paper as the backdrop for my layout, and paired it with the woodgrain side of the Boys Rule paper for a soft, subtle combination that worked well with the blue overtones of my photo. I kept the design fairly clean as I wanted the pattern on the paper to "shine". ;)

I still can't get enough of the embellishments in this collection! Check out the close-ups...

{Viewfinder die cut from the ephemera pack, flair button, tickets, and wood veneer pieces}

{Die cut frame from the ephemera pack and wood veneer ticket}

{Awesome die cut, Hello Lovely alphabet stickers, arrow from the accessory stickers sheet}

{Vellum stars and a sprinkle of sequins}

Thanks for stopping by and for everyone who has taken the time to leave me feedback lately, I really appreciate your lovely words. I hope everything is well in your part of the world.
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Scrap the Boys July Challenge!

Brrrrrrr! It's cold outside (even here in Qld!) Great weather for scrapping though! Today I am here to share my take on this month's Scrap the Boys challenge, which is a fabulous mood board that looks like this...

I loved the rich, warm tones of this board, and I was also inspired by the abstract painting and arrows.
Here is what I came up with...

{Paper by Basic Grey; Project Life pocket cards}

I used my Dylusions ink sprays watered down to create the watercolour effect on my background, then topped it with some stamped acrylic paint and a few splatters for good measure. I then added some D-lish Scraps washi tapes, which I tore into strips. The cute arrow paperclip is by Freckled Fawn and also from D-lish Scraps (HERE)

I added a Cocoa Vanilla Studio flair and wood veneer pieces (all from the "Flying High"collection). The wood veneer pieces were coloured using a marker - don't they look awesome in red? 

A couple of "squiggles" of D-lish Scraps coloured wire and some Burdy's Embellies foam chevies (not shown below) were the final finishing touches.

I hope this mood board inspires you as much as it did me! Don't forget you have until the end of the month to get your entries linked up on the Scrap the Boys blog
Happy scrapping! X

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Hello Lovely for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends! Just popping in to share my layout that was up on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog a couple of days ago.

Now don't be too shocked, but check out this clean and simple layout from me...

I can't tell you how much harder I found this to my usual style (which would involve many more layers and embellishments). But by keeping it simple, it really allowed the gorgeous Hello Lovely papers to shine. I paired the bold horizontal stripes of the Life Story paper with the soft, pretty polka dots of the Confetti paper.

For my main embellishment cluster, I layered together pieces from the die cut ephemera pack, and added a tiny heart from the accessory stickers sheet...

Here, another sticker from the accessory sheet, and a sprinkling of enamel dots to compliment the polka dot paper...

I actually used the alphabet stickers from the Made of Awesome collection for my title. I just love the size of these - not too big and not too small...

Thanks for popping in today.
Don't forget the Hello Lovely and Made of Awesome collections are available now. Please check with your favourite retailer or visit the Cocoa Vanilla Studio shop.
Til next time, happy scrapping!