Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hello Kmart Fun | D-lish Scraps

Hello Scrappy Friends! I'm back again today with my final layout share for this month, this one is for D-lish Scraps. I've chosen to scrap a smaller size layout and followed along with the sketch from the current Cyber Crop that was designed by Owner/designer Amanda.

I've used some papers from a limited edition range by Cocoa Vanilla Studio that complimented the photo of Leila that I chose to scrap. A fun moment in Kmart when little Miss was trying on all the funny massive animal heads. 

I created mini clusters of my favourite D-lish goodies including Little Birdie flowers, a D-lish flairOmbre wordfetti and some faceted enamel dots.

To create the title I used some words from the Script Words Creative cuts set and some alpha stickers that were in store months ago.

To the right of the photo I created another cluster using pieces from the other cluster plus a shiny puffy gold heart from a past Just Add Paper kit. I also tucked in part of an older journal it card to balance out the purple colour that was in the other cluster.

All this came together pretty quickly thanks to the fun sketch that I followed along with. Heres a closer look at it, and a link to where you can find all the current Cyber crop challenges..

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to share your challenge layouts with us in the Scrap Suite so we can see what you've created!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle xx 

Precious Little Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! Todays layout share is for Cocoa Vanilla Studio and features the wonderful and simply stunning More than Words collection. I can't get enough of the soft and sweet colours within this collection LOVE LOVE LOVE

For this layout I started by creating a pattern paper using the clear stamps from the collection with some dark grey ink. I layered this over the Noteworthy pattern paper to create the base for my layout

Next I gathered a few pieces to create my photo stack. I've used bits from the ephemera pack including the white with black spot frame and some 3x4inch patterns from the Collage cut apart paper.

I chose to document a sweet photo of my 2 loves as it's not often they both sit still together long enough to get one. Love these little moments.

Under the photo I added the chipboard word "precious" and an  accessory sticker to create the title as these are definitely precious moments. Around the photo stack I've tucked in and layered up so many sweet little pieces from the die cut ephemera pack, the vellum accents pack, some extra chipboard pieces and a few enamel shapes. Those multi floral pieces are my absolute favourite!

In the bottom left corner I created a mini cluster made up of die cut pieces, accessory stickers, a flair button and more enamel shapes

Lastly another mini cluster made up of similar items to the bottom cluster to finish it all off.

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this has inspired you in some way to get creative with those stamps!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping

Michelle x

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Love you THIS much | D-lish Scraps

Hello D-lish friends & fans! I'm back today with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps that was super quick to create. Love when you get an idea that comes together so well. For this layout I've scrapped some mini photos of my 2 loves on an 8.5x11inch layout

I chose the smaller size layout as lately I've been struggling with ideas on how to fill the page with different ideas and products, and I tend to keep doing the same things over and over again. So with this smaller size layout, I felt I had achieved something great. I chose a couple of the Scribble circle with stars Creative Cuts and popped them off the background in 3 places using some foam tape. In each of the 2 larger circular pieces Ive added the photos, and in the largest circle I also added an extra Creative cut as the title for the layout. This piece was within the December advent calendar.

In the top left piece I've added a couple of labels from a past Just Add paper kit, a pick n place bow, faceted enamel dotsLittle Birdie flower and a star shape creative cut to complete the cluster.

To balance out the clusters on the page I created this tiny one with some more of the Little Birdie flowers an enamel dot and creative cut pieces.

These 2 are seriously so much fun (most of the time HAHA) 

Lastly I added a couple of bits from past Just Add Paper kits to form the base of this cluster, then added another star Creative CutLittle Birdie flower, enamel dots and some ink splatters to finish it all off.

I've not added any journalling as I felt the page was just right as is, but if in future I felt like adding any I would add it to the back of the layout. 

Well thats all from me today, short and sweet for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping.

Michelle x

Sunday, February 11, 2018

You Make My Heart Sing | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy friends, I'm back here today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the brand new More than Words collection. It's a wonderful collection full of soft pastel colours and super sweet designs and I cannot wait to continue creating with it.

For this creation I chose to scrap lift a layout I made a couple years back that featured loads of punched circles. I was running low on inspiration since having some time away from creating while I recovered from surgery. I'm really happy with how this turned out as it definitely has its differences to the original layout.

I am loving all the patterns within this collection they all compliment each other in the perfect way, and the stamp set.... LOVE The floral design is perfect for adding a touch of colour with paints or watercolours.

I kept the photo stack pretty simple using pieces from both the 12x12 COLLAGE cut apart paper, B side of RADIANT from the 6x6 paper pad and a lace doily from my stash. Under and around all this I've layered different size circular elements using chipboard pieces, accessory stickers and punched pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I also tucked in a few vellum florals, stamped some mini hearts and added some chipboard heart stickers to complete.

I 'scattered' more circular shapes in a diagonal line across the layout in both top left and bottom right corners, and replicated more design elements from the centre of the layout - stamped hearts, heart shapes and enamel dots.

I also added a flair and the watercolour stamped design from the stamp set to the bottom right 'cluster'

Lastly a few paper strips left over from my previous layout, some other pieces repeated from other areas of the layout and some hand written journalling and my work here was done.

Im really happy with how this all came together. I hope its inspired you in some way, especially to look back on your previous work and find a layout that you could give a new spin on.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Love at first Sip | D-lish Scraps

Hello Scrappy friends! I'm back here today with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps based on this months Inspiration Board - Love like this. Such a fun colour combo that I wouldn’t normally create with, but I think it turned out ok. I also used the sketch from the board as the starting point for my layout.

For this layout I thought I would document my love of Coffee... ALL the coffee! I had the perfect photo that was taken a few days ago of a coffee cup with a fun design, plus it also included my pretty pink water bottle that worked well with the colours of the board.

To begin the layout I chose papers from a super duper old collection from We R Memory Keepers that replicated the colours within the board quite well. I kept the background quite plain with the black and white triangles pattern paper and some strips of yellow. Following along with the sketch by using a large heart shape in the form of a Creative Cut backed with vellum and popped off the page with foam tape for dimension

Above this I created my photo stack using another pattern paper from the collection, some ombre wordfetti and some circles punched from more complimenting papers. 

In the top of the photo I tucked in another piece of ombre wordfetti and to the left of the photo I created a cluster of goodies from the store. I've used a flair from the December advent calendar kit (this is sold out but you can find plenty of similar items including FLAIR within the Store) I also added a few different enamel dots and shapes plus a couple of my favourite flowers

Under the photo I also tucked in one of my favourite lace doilies from the store. These are so pretty and intricate, come in a few different sizes and are perfect for layering within photo stacks.

Lastly I created a mini cluster at the bottom right of the layout using the 'Love' veneer word from the Advent calendar, some more of the flowers and enamels used in the other cluster with the addition of the pretty pink bow. 

Love love LOVE how this has turned out, almost as much as I love my morning coffee. I hope you like it just as much!

Thats all for today, thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle xx

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wild Child | Scrap The Girls

Hello Scrappy Friends! I'm back today with a new layout share for Scrap the Girls. It's been a couple months since my last share for them as I took a month off while recovering from surgery. I'll keep this post short and sweet, more photos than words lol

This month was a sketch designed by another fellow DT member Sue which called for a gigantic heart shape as the main focal point of the layout. I chose a cut file that I was given by a friend as my machine is still packed away waiting for a new home in my half finished craft room redo. 

I backed the entire heart shape with loads of pattern papers from the Bohemian Dream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio - one of my favourites. The colours in the collection worked perfect with the crazy colours Leila had going in the outfit she was wearing this day

As the heart was quite full of patterns I kept the photo stack pretty basic with just a few plainer pattern papers and a mini quote card from the 6x6 paper pad. I tucked some label and tab stickers into the layers and added a vellum flower and some enamel dots.

To fill in some white space either side of the heart Ive added a few more vellum flowers, some of the left over white hearts from the cut file and some of the accessory stickers

And lastly I created a banner cluster at the top of the layout using strips of papers, labels and pieces form the cut apart papers, some enamel dots and shapes, a flair button and another white heart from the cut file.

Thats all from me today, Thanks for stopping by. 

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Michelle x