18 November 2016


Welcome back Everyone,

I don't know about you but I am f the 'vintage' where there always used to be sayings about colours that should or should not be put together... it might have been at '80's thing.

Well one of those colour combinations was "blue and green should never be seen".... well let me tell you how wrong they were.  I think they look amazing together.

I love how scrapbooking is all about making the photo the hero of the page.  The new Instagram photo size availability when printing our photos is a great change from the generic 4x6" and 5x7" photos that once appeared on our pages.  I like how the square photo give more background to play and embellish :)

I found a piece of patterned paper in my stash that looked like bricks and decided to follow some of the white lines to cut an unusual shape to the paper and then attached it to a piece of white cardstock. I added a few splatters of green and blue ink to match in with the photo and other embellishments.
I plucked out one of the previous 'Just Add Paper' kits Tranquil Pools from my overflowing collection and used a lot of the kit due to how well the colours matched the photo.


You have to be oh so quick to snap up one of the monthly kits they definitely don't last long in the store. In saying that there are so many goodies in the store including embellies I've used on my layout -  punchinella, flair buttons, resin flowers, colour journal spots, twine, suede tassels and wood veneers

I used a fine tip glue pen to draw a squiggly line around my page before sticking down the twine.  It was a different alternative to me normally attaching it with a stapler. I coated my 'laugh' wood veneer with blue embossing powder and heat embossed it.
The wood veneer stars I just simply inked with a matching lime green ink. The finishing touch was the lime green Charms Creation felt banner.

I am loving creating for D-lish Scraps.  I get to play with some really bright colours which I really love, and all the embellishments..... perfect!!.
With summer just around the corner and temperatures starting to heat up alot and kids about to start their summer holiday break, it's time to get out the cameras and start snapping photos.  You'll then have plenty on hand when Amanda releases the next Just Add Paper kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I off back to my craft desk to play a little more before heading in to work.

Don't forget to drop by the blog everyday to see some new inspiration.

Ciao for now

15 November 2016

True Love

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for dropping by today.  I am sharing you my latest creation using the Ooh La La collection from Ultimate Crafts.  
For this layout of my mum with us three kids I really wanted to incorporate white and black and found two perfect patterned papers in the collection to base my layout on.  I also wanted to use some of the Anna Griffin pastes and stencils on the layout also.  
Below is my finished layout.

I really love using the Anna Griffin Mixed Media products and particularly love the Embossing Paste.  So for this project I mixed some Cafe Latte coloured ink in with the texture paste.  Looking at the finished colour it reminded me of a brown sugar icing I make for my cupcakes.

When using stencils I always hold them in place with some removable tape or some old washi tape so it will stay in place whilst I apply the paste over the stencil on to the cardstock.  For this layout I used the Botanical Damask stencil. 

I selected two papers in the 12x12" paper stack that had white as part of the print.  The stripe print I cut a 3" wide strip x 11" long, turning it into a long banner, adhering it to the damask print patterned paper. I mounted my photo on to the white cardstock where I added the embossing paste.  

Using the Peacock Feather die and the inner square doily from the Framed Floral Set of dies.  I then sprayed a Cottage Pollen flower with adhesive spray and scattered gold glitter from the Anna Griffin Glitter Set over the spray, shaking off the excess glitter.

Once the flower is dry finish the layout by arranging the flower and die cuts on the page adding a couple more of the Couture Creations Bulk Flowers and a wooden title to finish the page.
Below are a couple of close up photos of the finished layout.  

Products Used

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout.
Drop by again tomorrow for more creative fun from the Design Team.

Until next time, happy crafting

6 November 2016


Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share with you today a layout I did for a scrapbooking class.  It uses dies from the Ooh La La collection from Couture Creations and then a range of laces and embellishments including a gorgeous butterfly black and white heart from Charms Creations, flair buttons from Funky Flair Studio and some wood veneers created by Corbett Creations.

1.     Take you piece of Kraft cardstock and paint some white and black swipes similar to the below photos.

2.     Dry off with your heat gun to speed the drying process along. 
REMEMBER if you add heat to the cardstock it may curl.

3.     Once dry take the stencil and using the Anna Griffin Embossing paste add some texture to your layout.  I put some in the top left, bottom right and small amount of the bottom left as in the photo.  Place it where you like it, and as much as you want. Set aside to dry or be gentle when drying it with your heat gun (keep it a good distance away).  

4.     Next cut out the Ooh La La dies.  You will need one of the Framed Floral Set (cut in half) and two of the Lavish Borders in BLACK and one of the Peacock Feather in WHITE. 

5.     Cover your white feather die cut in Versamark ink (or similar) and then sprinkle with the pink glitter embossing powder.  Set with your heat gun.

6.     Your Embossing Paste should be at least touch dry by now so take the white pearlised spray and lightly spritz your page.  If you like unscrew the top and add some droplets on the page. Again, if you like dry off with a heat gun. 
REMEMBER if you add heat to the cardstock it may curl.

7.     Take your white flowers and spray them with adhesive spray and sprinkle them with some pink glitter. Set aside to dry.

8.     Now we move on to the construction.  Take the piece of Paris inspired Ultimate Craft Quick Release Die Paper and tear along the left edge. Attach it to your layout with some double sided tape.

9.     Take the black burlap ribbon and cut it to be two pieces 2/3 and 1/3 of the piece.  Take the smaller white venise lace and the pink venise lace and attach all to the layout as shown.  (The white and pink lace will be opposite to what you see below as the pink lace is wider than the white)
Hold the small 1/3 piece of the black burlap ribbon for later.

10.   Next attach the heart paper doily to the right edge of the burlap and venise ribbons. 

11.   Take the wide white venise lace and attach with glue down the right hand side of the layout. 

12.   Attach 3D foam tape vertically down the back of your photo.

13.   Take the two halves of the Framed Floral die and attach to the bottom left and top right of the back of the photo on the edges of the 3D foam tape.

14.   Attach the 1/3 piece of the black burlap ribbon to the top underside of the photo. If necessary add some double sided tape over the ribbon so that when you attach the mounted photo to the layout it holds down strongly.

15.   Attach your mounted photo to the layout.

16.   Next add the two Lavish Borders die cuts to the layout to the top left side of the photo.  Adhere your black sequin bow to the right side of the die cuts slightly overlapping the left edge of the photo

17.   Glue the organza flower strip with the pearls to the bottom left edge of the photo and the feather to the right bottom side of the photo.
Add your large black flower, tassel, burlap flower, large white glittered flower and Charm’s Creation heart to the bottom left corner of the photo.
Add two of the small white glittered flowers to the centre curves of the Lavish Borders die cuts.

18.   Adhere the three Funky Flair Studio flairs to the page with 3D foam dots. Use the twine and twist throughout your layout stapling the twine as your go to hold it in place.

19.   attach the wood veneer shapes.  In the final picture taken here I did not have the diamond wood veneers, so just place them where you like (they were added to the actual layout shown at the actual class). 
I used the banner wood veneer to add my nieces name with a rotary stamp. 

20.   Finally add some black sequins to the layout.

Products Used
ULT200001 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock – Snow White
ULT200007 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock – Obsidian
ULT157630 Ooh La La - Paper Doily
ULT157563 Ooh La La - Lavish Borders Set
ULT157565 Ooh La La – Framed Floral Set
ULT157567 Ooh La La  - Peacock Feather
CO723022 Couture Creations 2 Way Glue Pen
CO723828 Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723816 Couture Creations Glue Dots
CO721985 Couture Creations 6mm double-sided tape
CO721964 Couture Creations 12mm Foam Mounting tape
CO723780 Couture Creations 3D foam dots
CO724870 Couture Creations & Anna Griffin Embossing Paste
ULT157149 Ultimate Crafts Quick Release Die Paper
Perfect Pearl Mist – Perfect Pearls
Kraft coloured Cardstock
Black and White Paint
Funky Flair Studio Flairs
Lace & Tassel
Charm’s Creations Butterfly Heart
Corbett Creations Wood Veneer

Thanks for stopping by.  


4 November 2016

This is Love

Hi Everyone,

Below is a layout I created recently and that appeared on the D-lish blog on the 3rd of November.  I am a lover of the monthly Just Add Paper kits so had heaps of fun playing with the kit for October. 

If you are looking for some cute embellishments for your scrapbooking and cardmaking you should check out a local South Each Queensland business.  You can find everything you need at the D-lish Open Stores site.

Here are a couple of closeups of my layout particularly showing the great little tencil that I got with my Just Add Paper kit.

To achieve this look I used some embossing paste on my stencil and whilst it was still wet covered it with embossing powder.  Once dry I heated it until it bubbled which then gave it the funky texture.

So take out those Just Add Paper kits and get crafting.  They are so awesome and even with my layout I had heaps of little goodies left to add to my collection of goodies. 
New kits are released at 7pm Queensland time on the 1st of every month.  

Thanks for joining me today

See you all again soon.
Anita xx

3 November 2016

A Card for Dad

Hi Everyone,

One of the very first creations I made with the Ooh La La collection from Ultimate Crafts was a card for my Dad for Father's Day.... and I can't believe I forgot to share it with you on the blog.

It was a quick and simple but my Dad loved it. It is a great guy card and all you need to do is changed the sentiment.

To start make a 6x6" card base using some of the Ultimate Crafts Cardstock in Ivory and then I selected the framed patterned paper from my paper pad.

Next take some chocolate coloured Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and make three mats that place nicely on the cream of the patterned paper leaving a good edge.  Then find three matching papers that you like and cut them down to fit on the chocolate cardstock.  Mat the patterned papers and attach them to the card front.

 I then wrapped natural twine around the card front three times and then made a little tie to bring the three rows of twine together. Attach the framed patterned paper to the front of the card base.

Finally I stamped a sentiment on the ivory cardstock, mounted it on the chocolate cardstock and then using 3D foam mounting tape attached it to the card.  I also decided to stamp an image of a car for the front.  Finally I added some chipboard scrabble letters for DAD over the top of where I placed the tie around the twine.

Products Used
ULT200040 Ultimate Crafts Cardtock - Chocolate
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Ivory

ULT157610 Ultimate Crafts - Ooh La La - 6x6" paper pad
CO721965 18mm Double Sided Tape
CO721964 12mm Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Don't forget to check back in to the blog tomorrow to see another gorgeous creations by one of our talented Design Team.

Until next time......