This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Altered Hanger & Embroidery Hoop

Hello Everyone

I recently did a Christmas hanger and embroidery hoop for a class and the class before that was also a hanger and hoop, but with a more general theme.

I have not yet shared these, so today I have the photo's to share.


I love that it is fairly simple, yet pretty. I am going to use this as a home decor piece.

Here is the hanger...

It has 2 sides...



 I used chippies and blooms and some crocheted elements.

Again, this is another piece that I will display or perhaps give away.

This is really a great idea for a gift and might even make some more for Christmas gifts.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Christmas Tag - Zen Doodling

Hello Everyone

I have had a great weekend, so far, crafting and creating.
We had had a very cool weekend, with much needed rain and so has been the perfect weather for staying indoors and crafting.

I have a Christmas tag to share with you.


I used lots of layers and also did some zen doodling on the Christmas bauble.

Here is a close-up for the bauble below.


The base of the tag was a cardboard box, which was recycled and used again.


Before you know it, Christmas will be upon us and I really hope that this year I can get all my tags and cards done in good time, so there is no rush at the end!! LOL

Wishing you a fabulous and relaxing Sunday!
Cheers for now.
Denisen x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Shoe Card Holders - BoBunny Land of Wonder

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog here and was thrilled to bits with this project! ;-)
Which girl isn't in awe with a glamorous shoe??


Please pop over to the blog to see more details! ;-)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Adventures, Curiosity, Imagination, Roses, Time/ Land of Wonder
Noteworthy: Land of Wonder
Stickers: Land of Wonder
Laser Cut Chipboard: Elegant
Brads: Land of Wonder
Jewels: Tuxedo
Pearlescent: Sugar
Gesso: Black

American Crafts:
Vicki Boutin Colour Wheel: Cool Tones

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Altered Embroidery Hoop - Penelope Dee Christmas Royale

Hello Everyone

I gave a class recently, to alter an embroidery hoop and also used bits and pieces from Penelope Dee, Christmas Royale!


There wasn't too much mixed media, but a lot of layering of various bits and pieces.


I also showed the class how to put the Poinsettia flowers together. 



We did an altered Christmas hanger too, which I don't have a photo for yet, but will share it when I get the project back.

I can't believe Christmas is weeks away again and that this year has run away with me!!!!
But yes, time waits for nobody! ;-)

Have a fabulous and festive day!
Denise x

Monday, 8 October 2018

Art Journal Page -

Hello Everyone

I recently bought 2 stamps from our local stationery shop, because they were on special and marked down to half price.
So I couldn't resist and bought 2 of these super stamps from Santoro.

I used the first one to create an art journal page in my re-purposed Enid Blyton reading book. 


I prepared the page with a layer of gesso, but just a light one because I still wanted the reading words to show through.

I then stamped the image and coloured it with Distress Markers and then added some pearlescent and some wording from Penelope Dee papers.

Here are some close-ups below.



I really love how this page turned out and even though it is simple, it is one of my favourites, for sure!

I hope you have a super Monday and a super week.
Cheers for now..
Denise x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Be You Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Meadow Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back today with a layout of my Mom.
These photo's were taken when she was in her 20's.
She is now 81.


I used the pretty, pretty Meadow collection from Penelope Dee.


I did some flower stencilling on the background. I added white highlights and contouring to the stencilling.


This collection really has such fabulous wording. I had to use them, they are just so apt.


I fussy cut bits, as I always do and then also used some die-cut leaves and chippies.
I coloured the chippies with distress oxides.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits.
I will be round your blogs soon for a visit.

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Birthday Card - BoBunny Land of Wonder

Hello Everyone

Sorry that my blog has been a little quiet again for about 10 days.
I had a big class inbetween, with lots of preparation, as well as DT projects due all round!
It has been a busy, busy time.

But I do have a Birthday card to share with you today, which I made for my niece.
She turned 15 a few weeks back.

Land of Wonder_Have Your Cake and Eat It Card_Denise_26 Sep 01

I also created a video tutorial for this project here:

If you would like to see the creative process, then please check it out.
Give me a thumbs up or down and let me know if you liked it.

I am also up on the BoBunny blog here if you would like to see more details.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x