Thursday, 30 June 2016

Out of this world - Emma Zappone

Hi everyone, Emma here today keeping you company for the next few days. 
I hope your Tuesday is going to be a great one.
Today's layout is inspired my Mandy's cyber crop challenge over in the Scrap suite.
Here is my layout and the sketch challenge that Mandy set.

I decided that instead of using papers on the side or middle I would use string to get the shape of the sketch. And for those of you that know me, I'm not really a big doily user so I used some black punchinella behind the photo instead. And then I reversed the side of the embellishments to suit my photos.

I think that's the great thing about a sketch is it gives you a great starting point, and then you can use elements of the sketch that works to your advantage. 
A lot of the time it's hard to find that starting point.
I liked that this sketch was open to interpretation.

I used minimal embellishments, opting for this because the background paper is full of fun and pattern.
I popped colour on my background by colouring in a few different squiggles with gel pens.
I hope you liked my first share for this month, I can't wait to share my next 2 as I've gone in more of a girly direction 😁 
D-lish goodies used are: punchinella 
                                       Tag its
                                       Dusty attic chipboard
                                       Star wood veneers, 
                                       coloured arrows, 
                                       tissue paper,
                                       wood peg
See you all tomorrow. 
Em. Xx

Just Darling - Emma Zappone

Happy hump day!!!
Today I'm sharing a page that was again inspired by another one of our design team members.
This one is the challenge of Krisys. 
Her challenge is to create a tag with a photo on it.
Well I loved the idea of this, but decided to stick my photo behind my tag.
And then use it on a layout.

And here is the original tag before I added it to my layout.

It is full of D-lish goodies, and it was fun to play with flowers and be pretty. 
I love embellishments and loved that the tag became one big cluster.

Then instead of adding my photo to the tag I tucked it in behind and added a copy to create the layout.

I used a Dusty attic stencil on the tag and then used a subtle one on the layout paper.

It was a really fun way of creating a layout. I really recommend you give it a try.
I think I might even give this another go and place it on a card.
It's quick and fun.
Also a great way to use up the odd piece lying around on your desk.

Now to tell you what awesome D-Lish goodies I used:
Dusty attic stencils
Dusty attic chipboard circle
D-lish flair
Wooden butterfly
Resin flowers
Sequin bow

I look forward to sharing my last layout of the month with you all tomorrow.
Till then, have a great day.
Em. Xx

Hugs and kisses - Emma Zappone

Hi everyone,
Today is my final share for this month and it's the final day of June!!! 
Can't believe how fast this year is going!! 😜
So today I have another girly feature to show you.

I fell in love with this photo of my cousins youngest and their new puppy.
As you all know I have a house full of boys and so to play girly is a real fun opportunity.
And I used some of the JAP kit with this page also. It had so many pretty elements in it. (I've saved lots, lol).

In the kit, it had this super cool polka dot crepe paper. I new that had to make it on my page.
I've been experimenting and playing with different mixed media and elements in my creative time, so I had fun playing with different stamps and paints with this one.

The flowers in the JAP kit are always a wow factor, and the colour combo in this one was just gorgeous. Amanda makes creating so easy with her kits. They are full of colour and inspiration.
So because it's the last day of the month, this means a new amazing kit at D-lish will be released tomorrow!!! 
I can't wait!! 

D-lish goodies used on this page are: 
JAP kit

We have some very cool challenges over at the scrap suite too, you must check them out! 
So till next month, have some fun scrappy time, and I'll see you all soon.
Em. Xxx

Spin me

Hi there scrappy peeps!! 
I'm really excited to share with you a layout created for Kraft+!!
Tammy and I as Kit the Habit were asked to sponsor for the month of July!! 
It a secret that has been very hard not to share. Being a sponsor also meant we were asked to be guest designers!! How exciting and a little nerve wracking at the same time! 
Anyway enough talking and more sharing. 
So here is the inspo board.....

Absolutely gorgeous right?? 
Here is my creation.....

I had so much fun!! I incorporated our latest release at Kit the Habit 'let's get loud' into it. Our colour scheme didn't quite suit the colours of the mood board so I chose to use the more neutral  elements out of the kit i.e. the music paper and rose papers. 
I then used plenty of the randoms that are in the kit to create the journal elements. And the very cool ( no bias here 😝) acrylic notes are just perfect embellishments. 
We are proud to use 2crafty chipboard in our kit and the circles here are theirs. I painted gesso and then spritzed them to match the mood board. 
I'm rather proud of this layout 😜
I hope you get a chance to have a play this month over at Kraft+. There is so much inspiration over there I think you could have some fun. 
I'll catch you all soon. 
Em. Xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Yay, it's the weekend!! 
Who has plans? Family? Friends? Scrapping? 
All of the above?? 
Well whatever your plans I hope you have an amazing and enjoyable time.
Today I'm going to share the first of my three layouts with you.
The first one is a fun start to the weekend with a fun shot of my youngest boy.

It's a bit of a playful and cheeky layout with a couple of pops of colour.
I used plenty of D-lish goodies too.

I started with using one of the new Dusty Attic circle stencils (sadly sold out already), these stencils are super easy to play with. I used just good old gesso with this one.

Added a little bit of mist spray and some stamping.
Then I created my layers.

I used a couple of different washi tapes and like most of my layouts I incorporated a word it's tag.
I love the enamel dots from the D-lish store also, they are a great size and plenty of colour.

Finishing it all off with a fun flair, no layout of mine is complete without a flair.
And there are heaps to choose from in the shop.
I hope you enjoyed my first layout, and I hope you have a great Saturday. 
I'll catch you all tomorrow.
Em. Xx

Love Love Love

It's Monday!! 
So instead of feeling Blah about that I'm going to share my final layout for the month.
I have been inspired by the mood board this month and the amazing JAP kit that Amamda keeps wowing us with.
Here is my take....

And here is the mood board.... 

I just looooove the colours! Now in the kit came the muslin piece, I have ALWAYS been nervous using this embellishment!! So I thought today was the day I played with it! I decided to use it instead of paper! And because it adds height I thought I would cluster those amazing circle veneers under my photo which I mounted with foam tape. 

I thought about painting them but I loved the rawness on top of the muslin.
So I left them. I then made a small cluster out of those incredible enamel flowers and flair.

But on my bottom circle I used a pip berry stem twisted around with a few placed flowers.
It softened and prettied it up.
And then I created my final cluster.

Using the twine and more of the flowers and another awesome flair from the kit, my layout was almost complete. 
I added sequins and glass cabochons just cos I couldn't resist them. 
These JAP kits have so much in them, and are full of inspiration.
I hope you are lucky enough to grab yourself one.
I have really enjoyed sharing my creations with you this month and can't wait to see what next month brings.
Also don't forget to check out all the design team girls, and the Scrap Suite challenges. So much inspiration, you will be itching to scrap!! 
See you all soon.
Em. Xx


Morning everyone,
It's a cold Sunday where I am, I quite enjoy winter, warm fires and hearty food.
Today I'm going to share a layout with softer tones. And I added flowers with a pic of my boys!!! 

I love the feel of this page. It's a simple layout with simple layers.
The pic of my boys up in the tree allowed me to use some flowers.
 But I opted to use the hessian flowers, and I twisted the pip berry stem to look a little like a branch.

One of my fave embellishments is the glass cabochons that are in the shop.
I love the feel of them, they really add another dimension.
Again I used a tag it's tag, and a fantastic wood veneer, which I painted with a spritz and then sprinkled glitter over it.

Yep I even used glitter on my boy! 
I hope you have a relaxing Sunday where ever you may be, and I will catch you all tomorrow with my final share for the month.
Em. Xx


The weeks are flying past and I have only just had the chance to write this blog for SUYS!! 
So if you haven't had a chance to check out this months challenge, now is that time!! 

And here is my creation......

This challenge makes us dig around in our stash a little and work with a sketch. 
I chose to use a few metals and trinkets and hessian ribbon that I just haven't used up. Kind of nice to de-stash a little. 
Why don't you try and have a play with this fun challenge and see what you can dig up from your stash! 
Catch ya next time. 
Em xx