Sunday, 31 July 2016

First design team share - Picture This

Hi fellow Scrappers!! 
I'm so very excited to be able to share my first design team creation for Picture This Challenge!! 
I was blown away when I was picked to join this cool team. (Thank you Brenshevia)
So....we were asked to create with a mood board for the first challenge and this is my take on it......

And the mood board.....

So bright and fresh!! I just had so much fun creating this layout. I spread a bit of Gesso and paint around and stamped in a few spots. Then created my layers. It was so great to play with so many colours. 

One of the other things that really popped out of the mood board was the word alternative. So with this word in mind, I chose many eclectic, random embellishments so make it just that..alternative. 

I love flairs and enamel dots so my layout is never complete without at least one of these elements. My youngest son also proved great inspo for this layout, he is certainly one of a kind. 

It is so awesome to finally be able to share my first layout with you all for this international team. 
I really hope you all join us for some fun and creativity. And prizes too. 
Check out Picture this blog here. 
Follow us on face book and Instagram also. 
Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. 
I'll see you all in a few weeks with the next challenge. Yep, 2 challenges a month!! Awesome!! 😜😜
Till then, Em. Xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Be in it to win it

Hey everyone!!
Did you know that Picture this challenge is revamped!! 
And giving away a very cool prize!! 
If you join the blog, Instagram and Facebook, you will be in he running for the prize. 
And then all new challenges start August 1st!! How exciting is that!! 
Come and join in all the fun. 

Selfie Time - Emma Zappone

Wahoo it's Saturday!
I hope you get some scrap time this weekend.
Over in the scrap suite we have some very cool monthly challenges, and today's layout that I'm sharing with you is inspired by Michelle's challenge.
It was to create a page using silly faces as the theme.
So fun, and so my sort of challenge.


Hard to stop at one photo tho 😜
I used lots of D-lish goodies, but before I did, I spread gesso on the base and using a couple of paint added my colour. Painting, flicking, stamping and just trying to feel arty, lol.
Then I built my layers with a few PL cards and I thought to add to the 'silly' I would make it a little eclectic. Adding random embellishments.

My colour scheme allowed the use of the very cool resin flowers, and some paper flowers, (using my fave mini roses yet again 😉)
I added a couple of D-lish flairs into my clusters and finished off my page with a handful of enamel dots and glass cabochons.

I had a lot of fun creating this one and playing with the challenge.
Have you had a play with the challenges yet? 
Still plenty of time, they are all super cool, and full of inspiration.
I'll see you all next month.
Have fun scrapping in that time, and I will catch you all soon.
Em. Xx

Snapshot - Emma Zappone

It's Friday!! 
That means end of a work week and the start of a scrap weekend. 😊
Today at D-lish I'm sharing a layout inspired by the JAP kit for this month.


I didn't go and follow the sketch but I did try and stick with the colours, with an added burst of yellow.
This photo is of my mum, aunt and my cousin. Such a wonderful bunch of woman.
With this layout I used lots of the kit bits along with gesso, spritz and stamps to layer underneath, and a little metallic paste used with a dusty attic stencil.
I loved the coloured string that wrapped the packaging so I tied it up and tucked it under my photo.

The layout replicated the title of the kit 'rustic charm' with the use of the wood paper background.
A few stickers and flicks of paint the layout came together.

And how could I not mention that amazing string heart veneer. I played around with the idea of leaving it plain or using a medium on it.
I opted for a medium and so I embossed it.
These veneers can be altered with anything, they are awesome.
The kit is sold out but the veneers and other kit bits are still available, why not snag your own.
I'll catch you tomorrow with my final share for the month.
Till then, Em. Xx

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Smile - Emma Zappone

It's Emma here sharing for the next few days with you here at D-lish.
Today im sharing something pink! 
Pink!! I know right! (Lol)

I wanted to use the resin frame so I thought I would go with a feminine feel.
I have had micro beads in my stash for quite awhile and always felt nervous using them. So today I just thought go for it try them, use the.
And I really do quite like how it worked out.

I really doesn't matter if they are super random or nailer neat, I used them!
I mixed mediad it up a bit with a little water colour and some sculpture paste used with a dusty attic stencil. Just a little.
The flowers are always a nice feminine touch with so many to choose from in the D-lish shop, but I'm always drawn to the mini rises, but I also used a few leaves and a Hessian leaf for variety.

In my layers I used a journal it and twine with a fantastic D-lish flair to top it all off.
I love the use of small photos at the moment and to put one behind this cute frame was fun.
I hope it gives you a little inspiration for the day.
I'll catch you all tomorrow.
Have a great Thursday everyone.
Em. Xx

Exciting News

Hi everyone!! 
I have some cool news to share with you all and that is that I'm on a new Design Team!! 
I will be designing for Picture This! 
A challenge blog with prizes!! 
Super exciting because I get to work along with international designers!! Super awesome!!
It's amazing how our love for scrapbooking is admired by so many talented awesome people all over this planet of ours. 
August 1st will be reveal day for the challenge and the design team creations. I can't wait for you all to join in with this awesome site and get some fun inspo. 
Check us out here
I look forward to sharing and seeing what you create. 
Till then, 
Em. Xx

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Picture This! Design Team Call

Saturday, July 9, 2016

UPDATED Design Team Call!

Hello everyone, guess whose back!  We took a break for a while as life became a bit overwhelming for me but it appears to have slowed down just a bit so the "see you later" has now become, "welcome back".  Therefore we need a Design Team as such we are hosting a Design Team call.  Our challenges will be a tad bit different this go round as we will be hosting a variety of challenges including, mood-boards, sketch, color, recipes, etc...We want to have something for everyone! If you think this is the team for your, we would love to have you apply.
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Follow us on Instagram @picturethischallenge
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning of  August to the beginning of November) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • An Instagram account is a BIG Plus!
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Picture This! blog.
The DT term will run from August 1 through November 1.  You will be responsible for 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated, committed members. If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:
How to apply:
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Create a layout based on the design team call challenge below. Email that layout to  In your email also provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog.

Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Instagram.
You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook

Anyone interested in applying please send your application to  Make sure you put DT call in the subject line.

We are accepting applications through midnight, CST, July 23rd    New design team members will be notified by July 27th.   This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be August 1st.
No previous DT experience needed.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

PS:  Please do not post your application submissions to your blogs as these will be your first reveals if selected for the team.  I dont mind you posting closeups but please not the entire layout. Thanks!

Friday, 15 July 2016


So it's that time of month where I get to showcase what I have created with the challenge over at SUYS
This month it is a very cool colour challenge. 

And here is my take on it.... 

I didn't have any real winter photos so I drew inspiration from the feel of the colours and images. And used the word Chill to complement the idea. 
I used lots of awesome products including Charms creations, studio 1440 and rainbow splendour to name just a few. 
I like the relaxed 'chill' feeling of this page. 
Just as I was in the photo, lol. 
Plenty of July left, why don't you have a go? 
Thanks for stopping by. 
Catch you all again soon. 
Em. Xx