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.

Friday, 21 February 2020

Vintage Envelope Folio - BoBunny - Family Heirlooms

Hello Everyone

Hey hey its Friday!!! LOL

I can't wait for the weekend to begin, so that I can get into some crafting, as well as some rest and relaxation! ;-)

Yesterday, I was up on the BoBunny blog here, with a vintage envelope folio.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making this project and have made some more since then.

Here is a little peek.

Family Heirlooms_Vintage Envelope Folio_Denise_19 Feb 03

Please pop over to the blog to see more details.

Patterned Paper: Family Heirlooms, Keepsakes, Pedigree, Trinkets, Generations, History, Documented, Lineage, Traditions/ Family Heirlooms
Stamps: Garden Grove, Family Heirlooms, Of Times Past, Newsprint
Washi Tape: Family Heirlooms

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

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

My Best Pal Mixed Media Layout - Fabscraps - C119

Morning Everyone

Today I am sharing a layout that was created a while back for FabScraps, using the very cute C119 Spilt Milk collection.

I was up on the FabScraps blog here also.


I created my own handmade flowers from FabScraps cardstock and just love how they turned out too.



I just love these photo's of my son and our dog Blossom, at the time.

He was about 7 and she was a few months old.
They played so rough, but loved each other so much!

Sadly she passed away at 18 months. It was tragic!

For This Project You Will Need:
  • FabScraps Spilt Milk Collection: C119 002, 003, 008
  • FabScraps Stencil: DS118 - Dogtooth
  • FabScraps Chipboard: DC119 003
  • FabScraps Cardstock – Navy, Cream, White and Green
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Clover, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Candied Apple
  • Small yellow beads, silver micro beads
  • Leaf Stamp
  • Leaf die, Various sized flower dies
 Instructions:
  1. Die Cuts:
  • Cut various sized flowers from navy, white and cream FabScraps cardstock. Layer and stick these together and add yellow beads and silver micro beads to the centres.
  • Cut a number of leaves from the green FabScraps cardstock and ink the edges with Peeled Paint distress ink.
  1. Cut down 002 patterned paper to 29,5cmx29,5cm and adhere to the 003 patterned paper. Then tear a fairly wide strip, from almost corner to corner of the 008 patterned paper and adhere to the base, as per the photo.
  2. Stencil with Faded Jeans distress ink and the FabScraps stencil over the background, as per the photo.
  3. Stamp with Clover distress ink and the leaf stamp over the background, as per the photo.
  4. Adhere the photo’s onto a mat base of 003 patterned paper. Raise and adhere these as per the photo.
  5. Colour the chipboard pieces with Hickory Smoke distress ink and use Black Soot to darken the edges. Colour the heart with Candied Apple distress ink and also edge with Black Soot. Adhere to the page, as per the photo.
  6. Adhere the flowers and leaves, as per the photo.
  7. All Done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Wooden Heart - BoBunny - Count the Ways

Hello Everyone

We are in the month of love and so today I am sharing a Valentine's day project for BoBunny.

I am up here on the BoBunny blog.

I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

Count the Ways_Wooden Heart_Denise_22 Jan 04

I also have a video tutorial for this project too, which is on the BoBunny blog post.

BoBunny Supplies used:
Patterned Paper: Be Mine/ Count the Ways
Cardstock: Avocado Dot
Noteworthy: Count the Ways
Corazones: Hearts
Blossoms: Blush Zinnia
Pearlescent: Gold, Silver
Stickable Stencils: Love, Brocade
BoBunny transparent Gel

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Denise x

Sunday, 26 January 2020

04 Dec - Christmas Treasure Christmas Cards with Denise

Hello Everyone

Today is a little throwback to some BoBunny Christmas cards in December.



I used lots of layers to create dimension and interest. I also fussy cut a number of elements, which I raised and then adhered. All the edges were also roughed up to give a vintage and aged look.


On the second card I did pretty much the same and then also added some diecut leaves, some berries and some pearls. I also stamped and added wording to the card.


I admit that this past Christmas I did not make too many Christmas cards, but I was pleased that I had made a few special one's for the special people in my life.


Wishing you a creative day!

Denise x



BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Holly, Dear Santa, Advent, Shopping, Wassail/ Christmas Treasures
Noteworthy: Christmas Treasures
Double Dot Jewels: Ruby Red, Tuxedo
Candy Dots: Christmas Treasures
Stamps: Christmas Treasures

Friday, 24 January 2020

Universal Journal - BoBunny Time & Place Collection

Hello Everyone

I was up on the BoBunny blog here with my Universal journal.

With the start of a new year I wanted to have a versatile journal.
The name of the booklet is a play on words, as it is a universal booklet, in that it encompasses all the things I love, stamping, journalling, doodling, drawing and beautiful little bits and bobs. 
However, it is also a place where I can channel my thoughts, gratitude and goals to the universe.

Here's a little sneak peeks.

Time & Place_Universal Booklet_Denise_06 Jan 03


Time & Place_Universal Booklet_Denise_06 Jan 08

I would love it if you popped over there and had a look.

Patterned Paper: January, February / Time and Place
Noteworthy: Time and Place
Stamps: Doodle Blooms, Be the Light

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and weekend!
Denise x

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Altered Wooden Heart - BoBunny Count the Ways

Hello Everyone

Today is just a short post sharing a project up on the BoBunny blog here.

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look.
I also have a video tutorial for this project listed there too! :-)

Here's a little sneak peek.


Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Cherish Mixed media Canvas - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

Today I am back with a mixed media canvas that I did for Little Birdie crafts a while back.
I really enjoyed my DT time with them and loved their products, especially their blooms.

For this project I used Fairy Sparkle.


Below are some photo's showing the creative process.



I re-used Little Birdie packaging and bits for this canvas.





Thereafter the blooms, fussy cut bits and bobs were layered and added.







Here are the projects details.

For This Project You Will Need:
·         Little Birdie Crafts: Fairy Sparkle Paper Collection & embelishments
·         Little Birdie Crafts Stencil: Honeycomb
·         Little Birdie Crafts Packaging
·         Little Birdie Crafts Chipboard: Keys
·         Little Birdie Crafts Flowers
·         Little Birdie Crafts Acrylic Paint: Driftwood
·         Little Birdie Crafts Crackle Paste
·         Little Birdie Crafts Gesso
·         Canvas Board 20cm x 30cm & Wood Corners Inserts
·         Distress Paint – Gathered Twigs
·         Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
·         Water spray bottle and canvas

Instructions:
1.      Using the crackle paste and stencil, stencil randomly around the canvas. Allow this to dry.
2.      Spray water over the canvas and then dab Driftwood acrylic paint in and around the stencilling. Allow the paint to run and seep into the stencilling. Allow this to dry.
3.      Using the packaging bits, raise and adhere them, as per the photo’s. Outline with Gathered Twigs distress paint and a brush.
4.      Adhere the canvas wood corner inserts and paint with Gathered Twigs distress paint. Once dry, use a dry brush and add gesso highlights.
5.      Adhere the keys to the canvas, as per the photo’s.
6.      Fussy cut bits from the patterned papers and use bits from the embellishment pack to layer on the canvas.
7.      Add flowers and leaves to create the clusters, in and around the fussy cut bits and embelishments.
8.      Using a dry brush add gesso highlights.
9.      Lastly colour the chipboard title with Worn Lipstick and adhere to the canvas, as per the photo’s.
10.  All Done!

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