Sunday, August 23, 2015

More D-lish Goodness!

 
Hello!
I have another round of projects
showcasing the totally delish products
 
Like a lot of D-lish shoppers, I too
added some punchinella to my shopping cart.
Here I used it to matt my photo.....
 
 
 

 
I love all the resin pieces in the store.
Some of my fave are these sweet little birds
They are so versatile and fit any layout theme.
I added a sweet flair button
You know, I love those gorgeous designs!
 
 

 
 
A cute little wooden peg
for a touch of whimsy and my
Endless Summer layout is complete!

 
 
 
I also worked on a mixed media canvas.
I used many varieties of flowers.
Amanda has a very impressive array of paper flowers
in the store. You can browse them here
 
 
I usually start of my mixed media designs by
adhering all the embellishments to the canvas.
I then give everything a coat or two of gesso then add
layers of pint and mists for a perfect colour match.
 
I used some wood veneer cages
as well as a bird's nest charm to carry on the theme.

 
 
I used stamping and small micro beads as well
as heat embossing for added texture.

 
Thanks so much for stopping by
to look at my projects!
 
Monica
xoxo

Saturday, August 22, 2015

DIY Magnets

Good Morning friends!
I'm up again at D-lish Scraps
This time, I've made some cute magnets!
I used some products from the
amazing DIY Shop in the store and have
a step by step tutorial up on the blog
 
 
 
I've used some gorgeous altered images by
the amazing Patty and her store
All of her digital images are vintage inspired
with a whimsical twist - I'm sure you will love them
when you check them out!
 
 It's super easy to create your own projects
for gifts or simply around the house
with all the gorgeous goodies Amanda has
in the D-lish Store
 

 Here are my magnets.....the first of many I think!
 
 
 
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Friday, August 21, 2015

DIY Frames

 
 
Hello everyone!
I am up on the D-lish Scraps blog
today with a little DIY project.
 
If you know me, you know I love anything to
do with DIY and home decorating.
I really enjoy working on projects around the house
and love adding my own custom pieces.
 
I had these beautiful Baroque style frames
I bought from The Reject Shop and decided they
needed to adorn  my new dining room feature wall.
 
 
This project was so easy!
I simply took some Pinkfresh Studio gold rub-ons and
transferred them to white cardstock.
 
 
It really is that easy!
I worked with two different size frames for
some added interest and they are ready to hang!
 

 
It's a work in progress, but I'm sure
I can find more bits and pieces to add to my new wall!
 
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 


Saturday, August 15, 2015

STG August challenge


Good Morning everyone!
Well, the time has come to hand the baton
over to the next lot of Designers at Scrap The Girls 
I've enjoyed my time immensely over the last 6 months - I can't
believe how quickly this year is flying!
If you are interested in a position, make sure you
visit the blog for all the details!
 
I leave the team with the last challenge - an amazing
colour challenge! Truly, it's a beauty!


Here is my example based on the colour challenge:
 
 
 
 
 
 
I loved those beautiful gold lights trailing down and mimicked
that with a splash of acrylic paint and a
combination of gold embossing and gold glitter glue.
 
This month, the team was lucky enough to be sponsored
by the incredible 2 Crafty Chipboard
I used some beautiful circular frames, the "Family" title and the
gorgeous medallions.

 
I coated the medallions with gold glitter glue and topped it
with a lovely resin cameo I had in my stash. I also added a crochet
doilie and added some yummy Pinkfresh Studio
foil feathers to make my own custom dreamcatcher.
 

 
How gorgeous are those medallions???
 

 
I am totally loving this photo of Emily and my Mum.
Just another reminder of how precious memory keeping is.
 
Big hugs to all of you
Monica
xoxo
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

D-lish goodness

 
It's my turn to share some D-lish goodness!
 
I really love the variety of embellishments in
the D-lish store but, my absolute
favourite things are all here in this layout!
 
 

I love all the raw veneer in the shop - I love to leave it raw
and add it to layouts and projects that
are bursting with colour!
I'm also  huge fan of the flair button designs - these
love doodles flair are ridiculously cute!
 
 
 
 
 
I also adore the wordfetti . Amanda's own designs, they are
so fun and whimsical and totally complete any layout - the
cardfetti is just as awesome!
How about the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio wood
veneer?? Not many Aussie shops stock it and D-lish Scraps
have a great selection!

 
I am also loving this amazing Pink Pailsee papers
totally stunning!!!

 
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Thursday, July 16, 2015

STG July Reveal

 
Good Morning!
Ok, winter - I think I've had
enough of you already!
For once, I'm dreaming of long, sticky hot
Summer days - this winter has really been a cold
one for us in QLD - anything under 15 degrees and it's
all over for us!
Lucky, I've had time to rug up and get into
the craft studio!
 
The sketch challenge for Scrap The Girls is
LIVE - come by and check out the amazing examples
by the creative team!
Here is the sketch:
 
 
 
 
 
 
and my example:
 


I've used some gorgeous Kaisercraft papers, as well
as Manor House Creations flowers and lots
of little trinkets - some Flourish with a Bling flourishes
are included also, I think they always finish off
a cluster of embellishments perfectly!
 
 
 
 
 
I am still in love with everything gold - although, copper
is starting to sneak it's way into my life - I've added
some sparkly, gold thickers for my title and some
splatters of Dylusions Ink.

 
Make sure you add this challenge to your list
of must do challenges for this month!!
Thanks for dropping by!
 
Monica
xoxo

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Scrap The Girls July sketch

 
 
 
Hello friends!!
It's sketch time again at
This month's sponsors are super fabulous so
make sure you have a crack at the challenge!
Here's the sketch.....
 
 
 

 
You can view my release mid-month but
for now here is a sneak...
 
 
 
 
Don't you just love a good sketch
to get the mojo going?
 
Make sure you pop into the
blog to see Team A's reveal!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo