Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blissfully serene....

 That's exactly my thoughts when we spend a day
out on the boat enjoying the beautiful beaches and
sandy playgrounds here in Queensland!
 
Of course, there are plenty of beautiful embellishments in the
D-lish Scraps store to scrap all those water/beach
themed layouts!
As soon as I saw these beautiful Green Tara burlap flowers
I knew I had to add it to one of my layouts!
I found a photo I took at Slipping Sands 
and smothered it in D-lish goodness!
 
 
 
 
Here are the burlap flowers.....aren't they gorgeous?
I made a small cluster here using them as well as some
gorgeous pearl cabochons
I've layered my embellishments on top of a
large, kraft shipping tag to create more depth.
 
 
 
 
Here's another close up of the layered embellishments.
I used some gorgeous Memory Maze chipboard mini words
for my floating title. The range is huge! There are plenty of
sentiments and font styles to suit any layout!
I added a little torn tulle in sapphire to add more texture.
I also thought it fit in nicely with the sea theme of the layout much
like the twine knotted and layered under the
script chipboard text.


 
Thank you so much for dropping in
and taking a peek at my layout!

Monday, May 25, 2015

D-lish Cybercrop is on!!

 
Did you know that D-lish Scraps
holds a monthly cybercrop in our little scrap
community The Scrap Suite
The best thing about these crops is that they are a month
long so you have plenty of time to get as many projects
done as you want!
 
I played along with the first challenge by Ros, which is
to scrap a photo that is not a square or rectangle......
 
 
I've used a combination of Kaisercraft and Basic Grey papers
as well as a splash of Dylusions ink....
The embellishments are from the D-lish store
which is always being loaded with yummy new products!
 
I've added some gold accents in here - isn't it still all the rage??
 


 
I found the easiest way to attach the wire was to
staple it, but if you don't like that look, a heavy
duty adhesive will keep it down ;-)



 
Make sure you pop in to The Suite and join
us for a month of fun!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pink Fresh Studio fun!


Good Morning D-lish fans!
I'm here to share with you a layout full
of layers of fun!
I got to play with these gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio
puffy stickers - who remembers collecting them as a kid??
 
 



I used the beautiful Studio Puffs - trust me, this
little sheet of stickers goes a long way!
 
The designs are so cute and quirky!
as it co-ordinates perfectly with this collection.



 
A few splashes of mist here and there and lots of paper layers
finish off this clean style layout!
Aren't those little clouds the cutest??


 
I had a few stickers left over to play with - you can
see what I did with them soon!
 
Thanks so much for dropping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My Bucket List

 
Hello friends!
I wanted to share with you this little box
a couple of months ago.
I turned it into a "bucket list" memo box
and I am proud to say, I have been working at ticking
off that list!
I love, love this gorgeous collection "Coffee Break"
by Prima
 

I added a few metal and resin embellies
as well as some gorgeous Boutique Elements
flowers from D-lish Scraps
 
 
 
 
 
The inside houses my bucket list and is decorated
with Manor House flowers, D-lish enamel dots
a cork butterfly and a sweet bottlecap sentiment. I got the paper
from this fab store Lisa's Altered Art
I love buying "bits" from her and making my own unique
embellishments and jewellery pieces.
 

 
 
Thanks for dropping by my friends!
I hope you also liked my article in the mag
if you happened to read it ;-)
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Friday, May 15, 2015

Scrap The Girls May challenge reveal!

 
Hello friends!
It's reveal number 2 at
If you haven't been over to the blog, here
is the fabulous sketch.......
 
 
 
Yeah......I'm not going to lie.
I found this one pretty challenging. My brain
just didn't want to work this way at all!!
I ended up putting my own spin on it and instead of layers of paper, I
worked with layers of paint, gesso, texture paste, a
little bit of paper and builder's mesh........

 
I added minimal embellishments
and moved the design over to allow for some white space.
Of course, we love seeing all your takes
on this sketch. You can be as creative as you want!!
 
 
 
 
Don't forget the prize this month is a whopping
$100.00 prize pack sponsored by the wonderful team
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 



Monday, May 11, 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team Finalist Entry 2015

 
Hello my crafty friends!
What an absolute thrill to be here sharing my
finalist creations for the Kaisercraft Design Team!
I have always been a massive fan of this awesome Aussie company
and it would be a blast and incredible journey to
be a part of the team!
 
I received my pizza box full of gorgeous yet to be released
papers and trust me, you are going to love them!!
One of the collections was very feminine and totally stunning, here
is the layout I created with it......
 
 

The papers are full of beautiful patterns - perfect
for lots of layering!
I've added droplets of Kaisercraft paint and used a Kaiser stamp also.....
 
 
 
There are so many beautiful elements to work with, it's
a fussy cutters dream really!!

 
 
I had to create a card using this collection also! I kept the lines clean
and layered...................


I decorated the inside of the card also with enough room
to write a  message for the recipient.
 
 
 
I really loved using the card segments papers - they just
make card making a breeze!!!
 
 
 
 
 
I received a Christmas collection in my stash also!
My favourite time of year!!! I used a cute photo of my Daughter
to showcase the amazing papers in this collection.....
 

I really wanted to show off those amazing papers!
I really love the patterns and texture and feel that's such a versatile range!
I had to fussy cut these gorgeous flowers and make them
a feature - they are just gorgeous!
 
 
 
Layers of beautiful Chrissy paper - after all, it's never
too early to get started on those Christmas projects right??
 

 
For my card, I made a little Christmas tree out
of the sentiment and topped it with a "star" from one
of the patterned papers.....
 
 
Did I mention how much I loved this collection?
The papers are really on trend and can be used for so
many projects!

 
I had the option to create something a little extra.
I chose to create another layout using the Christmas collection.
I put my own spin on it however, as I think the
papers are incredibly versatile....
 
 

 
A little grunge action with Christmas papers!!
Like I said, the papers are just so cool and you can really
afford to be super flexible with your design choices!



 
 
Lots of layering and trimming in all the right places!!

 
It is really a huge thrill to be a finalist! I'm quite flattered to be
amongst such talented ladies.
I'm so happy to be sharing this work with you!
Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a peek, I really
appreciate the time and effort from all of you!
Best of luck to all the finalist!
 
Monica
xoxo
 
 
 


Monday, May 4, 2015

Challenges galore!

 
 
Hello crafty friends!
Wow, what a week it's been.....As you can imagine, I have
been very busy getting crafty!
It's a great month to play along with some
amazing challenges!
 
First, I want to share with you all the
D-lish Scraps May Mood Board....
How beautiful are these colours??
 
 


You can create a project inspired by this
simply gorgeous mood board and upload it to the
D-lish blog here
You can win a voucher to spend in store!
 
Why not add more another challenge to
your scrap list this month?
 
Scrap The Girls have teamed up with
 
The winner of this month's sketch challenge
can win an amazing prize pack worth $100
 



Not bad hey? I'm kind of
jealous I can't have a crack at it!
 
Here's the great sketch:
 
 
It's a lot harder than it seems!
I put my own spin on it, I'll be able to share it with you all soon!
Here's a little sneak peek:
 
 
Now that you've added these amazing
challenges to your to do list. get to it!
I hope to see your creations on the blogs soon!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo