Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Owlette & Batbear | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello! I'm back today to share a new layout with you all featuring the awesome new 'You ROCK' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I've challenged myself to use this collection with photos of Leila as I'm very limited in boy photos to scrap. I think I've done well in showing that it's more than just a Boy collection. Let's see what you think..

I've chosen to document a few cute photos of Leila and her class bear playing dress ups. This was taken just after she arrived home from her cousins PJ Masks birthday party, when she was sporting a cute new Owlette face mask. Henry the bear was in need of a mask, so her Bat Girl mask was the perfect choice! I felt the colours in this new collection were also a perfect choice for these photos as they blended well together, and the fun words on the die cuts suited the super hero type theme I was looking for.

I've used the 'In-line' paper for the background, for its nice subtle grey and white messy paint stripes, and mixed in some pieces of 'This way' and 'Night Sky' under the photo. I've also cut multiple stars from the 'Starshine' paper and scattered them in a diagonal design across the page.

To add to the diagonal design I've used some circular die cut ephemera pieces, along with some smaller stars and either stitched or stapled in place for a little added detail.

I've also added a couple of fun rubber charms to both the photo and top cluster of the page. These are such a cool new style of embellishment that we've also seen in the last collection, that brings a different element to a layout.

I've tucked in some work stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet and added some enamel dots to finish off the scattered clusters

Then lastly a mixed title using some older alphabet stickers from the Hello Lovely collection and some typed journalling, plus some splatters of black mist to finish it all off.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and take a look. I hope this has inspired in you some way to think outside the collection and allow yourself to be open to the endless possibilities each collection has.

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x

Monday, April 24, 2017

XOXO | D-lish Scraps

Hello Everyone! I'm back today with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps featuring a few of the new products in store now, and some super cute photos of Leila and her new toothless smile.. I will admit, it almost ended in an epic color shine explosion fail, but I saved it as best I could without having to redo the entire layout.

I kept the background pretty simple (until the colorshine exploded) by using a mint & silver dot paper along with some white cardstock and machine stitching. I then placed 3 of the scribble circles from our new Creative Cuts sets, and sewed and stapled onto the background to create a base for all my clusters. Next I added the photos with some pink pattern paper, and layered with some foam sheet for dimension. And lastly I worked on all the clusters and title before splattering the gold color shine and almost ruining the page. I ended up patching the layout top and bottom with clean cardstock then lightly splattering again with more colorshine.

Here's some close ups 

I kept the clusters pretty simple using some of the sweet new Little Birdie Watercolour Flowers, a D-lish Flair button, my favourite Forget-Me-Not flowersJournal It circles, Resin Glitter dots and some ombre wordfetti

I've added a sweet little Pick n place bow to this cluster but didn't repeat the Journal It or Wordfetti as I felt that it would distract the eye from the title. I did repeat the purple colour by using an enamel dot. To make the XOXO Creative Cut title stand out a little more, I've added a little detail with a black sharpie pen, then gave it some dimension with some foam tape. 

Many photos taken this morning, and not so many of them contain one where you can actually see the missing tooth (bottom row in the front) However loads of sweet photos like these happened..

The last cluster is a repetition of the first, just using a longer ombre wordfetti strip, and different designs of the Journal It and Flair button. I also added a new Butterfly Creative cut to the top of the scribble circle to fill in some blank space.

Lastly a little banner made from some Ombre wordfetti and an older arrow journal it, both fishtailed and stapled onto the page. Then came the gold explosion which I mentioned earlier lol

I think it turned out ok in the end. What do you think? I hope its given you an idea on how to fix something without having to start all over again. But tell me, what do you do to fix ink explosions? Leave a comment below letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until Next time, Happy Scrapping.
Michelle x

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Good Things | The Cut Shoppe & Creative Scrappers

Hi Everyone! I'm back today with a super quick share for The Cut Shoppe as part of our team up with Creative Scrappers this month. We were asked to play along with sketch #305 and boy was it a fun one!

Here's what I came up with using 3 different cut files from The Cut Shoppe and some past kits from Hip Kit Club...

I've taken inspiration from the circular elements within the sketch and used cut files for each stand out piece. Designs used are from the 'Ain't life Grand', 'Year Round' & 'Inner Circle' sets.

Here's some close ups..

I backed each of the cut files with pattern papers from the kit, and layered some extra colour in the way of journaling cards, frames and die cut pieces to finish the cluster.
I also added machine stitching for some extra detail, and layered pieces with foam tape for dimension.

Lastly the date section made with a cut file and die cut piece, to mark the time in which the photo was taken..

Thats all from me today, I will be back soon with more creative fun to share.
Until Next time, Happy Scrapping! 
Michelle x

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Funny & Fabulous Bunny | The Cut Shoppe

Hi Everyone & Happy Easter. 

I've got a fun new Easter Inspired layout to share for The Cut Shoppe today, featuring the cut Hip Hop cut file set. I've used the bunny shape along with some different sized eggs and paired them up with the yummy Make a Wish collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I chose to scrap a little snapchat photo of Leila, its not the best quality, but its so cute! I also created a little scene on the layout by fringing some pattern paper to create the grass that the Bunny and eggs are sitting in. 

Here's a look at the cut file set I've used..

I gave the Bunny some sparkly fur around the edges using some Spark glitter from American Crafts and a glue stick. It dried pretty quick, but the glitter still managed to end up EVERYWHERE!

I stapled some pattern paper behind the eggs to give them some colour and raised them up off the page with some foam tape.

A few little die cut pieces added some extra colour to the page, and enhanced the grass and flower theme

And lastly a quick title created with the cut file and some die cut pieces. I've machine stitched through  these to hold them in place, and to add a little detail.

Thats all from me today, I hope you've had a safe and Happy Easter weekend so far!
Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hello Happiness | D-lish Scraps Cyber Crop

Hello Friends! Happy Weekend! 
Its time for a new Cyber Crop with D-lish Scraps this weekend, and I'm part of the select few that get to set a challenge. Mine this month is to create something Easter Inspired. Quite fitting being that it's Easter Weekend..

I've used tonnes of sweet embellishments from the D-lish Store along with my most favourite collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Make a Wish. I've said it before, and I will keep saying it... It's the perfect collection for documenting any occasion. I love the sweet colours and they work so well with all my favourite embellishments from the D-lish Store!

Here's a look at some close ups..

Thats all from me today, I hope this layout has inspired you in some way. 
I've linked up all the products used below ;)

Be sure to stop by the Scrap Suite and check out all the other challenges set by the team this month, and to share your creations with us.

Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

D-lish Products used for this layout:
Flowers - Magnolia, Carnation, Forget Me Not, 
Journal Its Circle (monochrome pack)
Hello My name is Journal it card
Note colour Journal It 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter 2016 | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi Everyone! I'm back today with a new layout creation for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring my most favourite collection - Make a Wish. With Easter just around the corner, I thought what better time than now, to scrap some photos from last year. The bright cheerful colours and designs within this collection work perfectly for any Easter/Spring inspired creating.

I've chosen a couple of sweet photos of Leila hunting for her treasures last easter, the first we celebrated in our new house. She had so much fun running around the house collecting eggs in her basket. Can't wait to do it all again this coming weekend!

For the background of the layout I've used the B side of Party Mix paper plus a ripped piece of Daydream (B side) at the bottom, I wanted to keep it as soft and simple as I could (without being too plain) as I knew the photos would stand out quite a lot. Next I built up the photos with layers of patterns from Daydream and the B sides of Hip Hip Hooray & Party Dots. I felt the colours in these papers suited the photos best without clashing. Normally I would use B&W photos when there's too much colour, but I wanted to keep these as is.

I've also added some messy stitching around the large pattern paper, and within the messy torn edges of the photo stack for a little added detail.

Once I was happy with the background and photo placement I worked on the clusters, starting with the cut files from the Colour Me Happy set. The florals in this set are stunning, and perfect for layering together. I've used a mix of pattern papers to back the files, mostly the Fresh cutDaydream and Hip Hip Hooray papers. I only adhered the leaves with glue, and kept the main flower piece loose for a little dimension using my tiny attacher.

To finish the clusters I've used a mix of die cuts from the Ephemera pack, some cut aparts from the Party mix paper, a flair button some chipboard and accessory stickers plus a sprinkling of enamel dots.

How sweet is that little bunny! Perfect for an easter layout. I've fussy cut him/her out from a card on the Party mix paper. SO cute!  I've also added a little typed journalling to finish the layout completely.

That's all from me today, I hope this has inspired you to create something special with those fun easter memories! Be sure to share your creations with us in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community Facebook group, or even tag us on Instagram!

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Currently Obsessed | D-lish Scraps

Hello Scrappy friends! I'm super excited to be sharing yet another creation for D-lish Scraps today. Can you believe I've been part of a team there for over 3 years now? I couldn't, but Facebook memories shared one of my first creations the other day from back when there was an Inspiration team as well as the Design Team.. Any hoo, lets get back to the sharing for today..

Todays layout is focused on a challenge from last months Cyber Crop, set by Belinda. Its almost time for a new crop weekend, so I thought I'd share something to remind everyone that there's still time to participate.. Belinda's challenge was to create a layout centred around a list. I chose to document all of the things that Leila has recently been obsessed with, and upon writing this post I've realised I spelt obsessed wrong on my list lol I can never remember whether its 2 x ss or 1 s then 2... 

I started the page with my list, using some notepaper from a pad and a sharpie. I then trimmed the paper down and stapled it to some pattern paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio to create a clip board, just without the clip. Using other pattern papers from the same collection (Make a Wish) I created a grid design pattern for the photo and clipboard list to sit over. I also added machine stitching for a little added detail. Next was the really fun part, embellishing with goodies from the D-lish Store

Here's some close ups, along with extra details on the pretty clusters..

This cluster definitely contains quite a few of my favourites, most of which make an appearance on nearly all of my layouts. Pastel petals, forget me not's, glitter enamel dotsstamensJournal its, a Flair button and a new Bitty bow clip. Oh and a pretty chipboard star from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection I've used.

Here's a closer look at the list and photo 😍 I've tucked a doily in under all the layers, something I haven't been doing as regularly as I used to. I may have gone a little overboard with them for a while lol

Just a mini cluster over to the top right, also containing repetition of paper flowersenamel dotsstamens, a Flair button, another chipboard star from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and a Journal it ticket popping out from the top of the photo..

Lastly I worked on this pretty corner of the layout. I had already pre planned what I thought I might do, so the frame was sewed down when the other paper squares were in the beginning. Inside the frame I've grouped together a Journal it circle, more flowers (I'm obsessed I can't help it!) another pretty Flair button, some stamensenamel dots, an ombre wordfetti strip and a chipboard speech bubble sticker from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

That's all from me today. I hope you've enjoyed this creation, and its inspired you in some way!
Be sure to share your D-lish creations with us in The Scrap Suite, or by using the #dlishscraps on Instagram. We love seeing what you create! 

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hello Hello | The Cut Shoppe

Hello Scrappy friends! I'm back today with a new layout share for The Cut Shoppe, featuring the new Get Around cut file. As soon as I saw the designs, I knew instantly that I needed to create a crazy circle design page. I hope you like it!

Using 3 of the 4 designs in the set, I've created a somewhat diagonal design with multiple circular elements. I played around with a few different concepts and sizes for the circles in Silhouette Studio prior to cutting to ensure the layout would flow right. After the designs were cut I backed all the open pieces on the edges of all the circles with pretty papers from the Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, then embellished with ephemera bits from the same collection.

Here's some close ups..

I've machine stitched around all of the circle edges for some added detail. This technique reminds me so much of quilting, a hobby I've long given up as there just isn't enough time in the day ;( 

All of the cut file pieces are raised up on foam tape to add some dimension to the page. Another fun technique I tend to use a lot!

I also incorporated a few more circular elements from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection - enamel glitter dots and die cut pieces..

And lastly some typed journalling about the photo. Something I've been forgetting to add on each layout I make recently. But, I aim to start remembering!

Well that's all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some way. 
Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x