Sunday, March 27, 2016

This Moment | D-lish Scraps March Cyber Crop Sample

Hi Everyone
A quick share from me today! Recently we held the March Cyber Crop in the D-lish Scraps 'Scrap Suite' 
My Challenge for the month was to scrap lift a layout made by the current Design team. 

I chose this layout by Designer Sandra to lift 

And I came up with this
I took inspiration from the pattern paper/hearts background, I used a loose interpretation of the sketch design, and tried to stick to similar embellishments. Im really happy with what I came up with :)

Heres a close up of the top cluster. LOVE my doilies and sequin bows

D-lish Products used on the page are
Sequin Bow
Paper flowers
Flair button
Journal it tabs
Paper Bag
Enamel Shapes
Wooden Buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check the Scrap Suite out as often as possible, and make sure you share your creations with us too!
Happy Scrapping, Michelle x

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Creative Cards | Hip Kits Guest Designer

Hi again! Im back with one last Guest Designer share for Hip Kits. 
I've made some super quick cards with some left over bits n bobs from the January Kits

I'm happy to say that Im not the best maker of cards, but I am happy with how these turned out
I wanted them all to be completely different and individual, and I think it worked!

These two would have to be my favourites

To start this process I cut all the card bases from cardstock within the cardstock add on kit, then added to them with different papers and embellishments from the other January kits

For this card I've used another one of the cut files by Nicole to create large hearts, and sewed them down as if to replicate a bunch of balloons. I covered the bottom of the strings, which are hanging loose, with a sequin bow from my stash

Next up I made a smaller card with some scraps of paper, a chipboard frame, sticker by My Minds eye and doily from my stash. Super simple layers and a cute little reminder to Make today Amazing!

This card took no time at all once the glitter paste was dry on the veneer piece. Sadly mine was a little worse for wear when it arrived in its packaging, as you can see by the ginormous ridge along the e & o. Covering it in glitter seemed like the best way to hide its imperfections, and its a good way to make it stand out from the fun crazy pattern paper background!

Lastly there was this card, which took all of 2 minutes to complete! A strip of torn washi tape, vellum word from the kit, sewn through with my machine, then embellished with a gold chipboard heart and a tiny word sticker, then splattered with some gold color shine.

Thats all from me as a Guest Designer with Hip Kits. Thank you so much Kimberly for giving me the opportunity to share my work with everyone, and thank you to all of you that have stopped by to take a look. For now, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Adorbs | Hip Kits Guest Designer

Hi again Everyone! Today Im sharing the last layout I made with the January kits as a Hip Kit Guest Designer. I still have one more post to share soon, but this is the last layout I made. 

Another photo of Leila, this time being her usual crazy faced self!

I've gone with a different design to my last few, but its yet another that I LOVE! I started with the strip of hearts paper by Crate Paper, plus a piece of vellum and some torn washi tape. Layers of papers from Basic grey and Crate paper make up the photo stack, then an abundance of embellishments in a slight diagonal/ scattered/ grouped / hard to describe but fun to make way!

That face! Goodness me it kills me lol

Love the mix of chipboard, stickers, die cuts, word stickers and banners

Lastly I've some gold glitter paste to the wood veneer piece match the gold glitter stickers around the page

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hop you've enjoyed seeing these layouts as much as I've really enjoyed creating and sharing them with you.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Love You Right Now | Hip Kits Guest Designer

Hello Everyone!! I'm back today with another Guest Design share for Hip Kits using the January Kits

I've chosen another photo of Leila, doing what she doesn't do very often these days, Co-operating for photos. It was a lovely day outside and our front decking was finally finished so what better way to celebrate than a mini photo shoot! Cant help it, this child is so photogenic, when she co-operates lol

I really liked the cut file I used in my last layout share that I had to use it again! I duplicated the design multiple times and welded it together randomly before cutting it out on white cardstock. Ive backed it with papers from the kit, then sewed with my machine in random places for added detail

Ive embellished lightly with chipboard and stickers, plus a scattering of exclusive acrylic confetti pieces and the enamel stickers from the middle of the My Minds Eye brads

Love how the cut file turned out, and the papers within the kit are so pretty

I kept the photo stack pretty simple with a strip of washi tape, a couple of tags, a doily and a piece of paper by My Minds eye

After realising Id mounted the cut file and photo too far over (WHOOPS) I roughed up the edges of the Basic Grey background paper and added some cardstock behind, I think it turned out well

Lastly, I've raised the entire cut file and photo stack with some foam to add dimension to the page, then finished off with a splattering of gold color shine

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope this has inspired you in some way
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Monday, March 21, 2016

XOXO | Hip Kits Guest Designer

Hi Everyone! Im back with my second Guest Designer share for Hip Kits using the fun loving January kits, and this would have to be my most favourite of all that I created

I've chosen a photo of Leila from when she was a baby, another of her laying down looking cute. Those big eyes make me melt!

I knew for this layout, that I wanted to make an impact. So I chose a cut file designed by Nicole, enlarged it to fill up the width of the page, then backed it with the ombre paper by Crate Paper and stitched around the edge to finish it off. I've mounted the entire cut file with foam onto the Basic Grey 'Maybe Paper' and embellished around the page with a mix of items from the kits and a Crate Paper die cut pack from my stash

Loving this teal floral paper by Basic Grey! I think Ive used it on each project created with these kits

Along the bottom of the page I've added strips of paper from Crate Paper, stickers and die cuts from Crate Paper and a brad from the My Minds Eye pack

I may have gone a little crazy with some gold glitter paste on the XOXO wood veneer, but it turned out perfect! And it works well with the glitter hearts on the page

This would have to be one of my most favourite clusters. Florals with a glitter heart, and my new favourite sentiment.. Celebrate you everyday... Absolutely!

Thanks for joining me today.
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hello Love | Hip Kits Guest Designer

Hi Everyone!! 
I have some super exciting news to share today


Its been so hard to keep this little secret, but I'm so excited to be able to share the news, and a few projects that I've been working on behind the scenes

For my first share I chose a black & white photo of Leila in her Pjs being cute. I love staring at this little face, so I just had to scrap it! 

I've kept the design of the page quite simple by adding strips of the tiny hearts and XOXO papers, both by Crate paper, along the top half and bottom of the white cardstock, and grouped the photo and main embellishment cluster to the centre to draw your attention to the photo.

Ive adhered the photo to the black & white striped Crate paper with a doily and raised it up with craft foam to keep it level with the chipboard frame. This also helps to give some dimension to the page. I added strips of the floral paper from Basic Grey under the photo and frame, to give a pop of Teal

To create the main cluster, I mixed together embellishments from both Crate paper and My Minds eye, plus a few of the exclusive acrylic confetti pieces. These kits are jam packed with a good mix of tags and stickers (including puffy stickers), plus some super cute brads! I've used one of the acrylic pieces on the calendar paper behind the chipboard frame, to highlight the date the photo was taken.

Along the bottom strip I've added a couple more stickers from My Minds eye, a chipboard heart and another acrylic confetti piece. I used a powder tool to remove the stickiness from the Butterfly sticker so that I could give it some dimension rather than stick it flat to the page. Then lastly to finish off the page, a sprinkling of black ink and gold color shine

A BIG Thank you to Kimberly for having me as a Guest designer. Its an honour to work with these kits, and share my work with you all.

Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Friday, March 4, 2016

Unique | D-lish Scraps

Hello fellow Scrappers
Today Im sharing my last layout for D-lish Scraps this month

This is a regular scene in our house lol Leila loves to bundle herself up in blankets, even on the hottest of days!

I kept this layout pretty simple, so no to distract from the photo. I've chosen embellishments to suit the papers and cards from another Aussie Scrapbook company Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The quote card was perfect for this photo - Always be yourself! I also used a ScrapFX stencil and some light pink ink to make the background on the white cardstock

Heres some close ups and links to D-lish products used

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my work the last few days

Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Out for lunch with Nanny | D-lish Scraps

Hello there!!
I'm back today with my second share for D-lish Scraps this month. 

Ive chosen to document a sweet moment between Leila and my mum, captured while we were out for lunch one day. Leila may look little bored, but I can assure you she was enjoying the snuggles!
The papers, die cuts and frames are from another past Hip Kit, but they worked perfect with the colours of the photo, and the embellishments I chose from my D-lish stash

Heres some close ups, and links to products used in the D-lish Store..

Printed tagLace doily (twine from stash)

Thats all from me today, be sure to check back again tomorrow for my last share for D-lish Scraps this month

Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Emma Concert | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone. 
Can you believe its March already? Today I have a layout share based on the newest D-lish Scraps Inspiration board 'Sunny Daze'

A summery mix of colours that work perfect with these photos of the newest Wiggle member!! 

Leila absolutely loves Emma wiggle. So when a concert was announced in our local area, I knew it would be the perfect surprise. She absolutely loved it!
I rotated then mirrored the sketch, and made a slight change to the photo grid. Then teamed some papers from a past Hip Kit, a paper bag, signature doily and sprinklings of D-lish embellishments. I love how it turned out!

Heres some close ups, with links to products in the D-lish shop..

and to finish off the page, some typed journalling 

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check back tomorrow for my next share
Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx