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.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

BoBunny Misc Me. Happy Tails Continuation

Hello Everyone

I had a lovely weekend, with some good family time, but also good scrappy time! ;-)

I really do love the Misc Me. products from BoBunny and seriously,  I had never tried pocket scrap booking before, but I have so enjoyed it, that I will definitely continue.  I had started my Doggie Tails binder in January and I have kept up with it and have some pages to share with you.

I don't think I need to tell you much, as the pages will speak for themselves! ;-)









LOL... a little story in themselves!

As you can see Blossom is still a puppy, but my goodness, has she grown!!
She is a diggy and chewy doggy at the moment, but we still love her to bits! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by...
I hope you have a super evening!
Denise x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Life - Scrap Around the World April Challenge

Hello Everyone

Today was the perfect day! Perfect weather, perfect company and a perfect lunch! Just a beautiful and gorgeous day! ;-)

I finished a page for the Scrap Around the World April Challenge. This is the stunning mood board below by Riikka Kovasin.



I know that it's not a colour challenge, but I really did love the colours of the board, as well as the crackled little board and the beatiful butterflies. So these were the things that I incorporated into my page.
The thoughts on life were also inspiration and hence the theme of Life (and thoughts) for my page.


I did a lot of work on the background and really enjoyed playing with the different techniques etc. I will show you a close-up below, which gives you an idea of the crackle, stamping and paints.


I really dove into my stash and used some rub-ons and goodies, that I have had for ever and a day! ;-) So I really pleased about that.


I used the Vintage Chic collection from Heidi Swapp, which is still one of my favourite collections.


Just in front of the big butterfly is a chipboard and this is actually my pullout for my journalling tag. That's why I also have the little "Note to Self" rub-on there...


I often hear of people whose lives are really so short, for whatever reason, and again this week it was a reminder to me, that life is precious and everyday is a gift! So this is what this page is about!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

You're 10 today and Thank You Cards - Kraft Wood BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I hope you are having a good Easter weekend. 

Yesterday we spent a lovely day together with the family and it was really glorious! It was a warm autumn's day and it was just great spending some time together.

I also managed to get a lot of scrappy time, inbetween, so that was really good too! ;-)

I am up on the BoBunny blog today with some Kraft Wood cards. Please pop by and see what Gabrielle and Lisa did.

Here are the cards I made.

I created 2 very different cards, one for my neice, who will be having a birthday in couple of months, and the other a Thank You card. One being young and fresh and the other more classic and elegant. I always like to try and keep a few cards on hand, because with life being so busy, it helps to have a few made cards made, so should you need one in a hurry, you can just pick up and go! 


I used Modern Miss for this birthday card, as I love the young and fresh look of this collection. I cheekily also used a Kraft wood mustache, which I inverted, to give the glasses a bit of a retro 60's feel!


 
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Modern Miss, Fascinating/ Modern Miss
Cardstock: Strawberry Dot
Stickers:  Combo Sticker/ Modern Miss
Noteworthy: Modern Miss
Brads: Modern Miss
Jewels: Modern Miss
Stamps: It is Written, You're Invited, Alphabet
Petals: The Avenues
Kraft Wood: Camera Shapes, Mustaches



For the Thank You card I used the beautiful and gorgeous Primrose Collection. This is really such a stunning and soft collection and it just is so easy to create beautiful projects, when the papers are so beautiful.
 
I used lots of layers and textures and this gives the card depth and interest.


BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Dot, Memories, Bliss/ Primrose
Noteworthy: Primrose
Jewels: Primrose
Chipboard:12 x 12/ Primrose
Stamps: You're Invited
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Primrose
Blossoms: Blush Daisy
Kraft Wood: Elegant Shapes
Kraft: Burlap Pleated Lace

Thanks so much for popping by!
I hope you have a super Saturday!
Denise x


Friday, 18 April 2014

Smile - Berry71Bleu April Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Hello Everyone

I am up on the Berry71Bleu blog today with my take on the April Challenge.





I decided to go with layered die-cuts for my handmade flowers and really liked the way that these came out. As I was making them, I thought to myself, that it was really an inexpensive way to make flowers and must really do that more often, as using lots of store-bought flowers tends to make a dent in the wallet somtimes! ;-)

I created this page, using the wonderful papers from 7 Dots Studio. I so loved the thickness of these papers, they were just awesome for a mixed media project.




The background was created with gesso paste, 7 Dots Studio stamps, JustRite Clear stamps and someBoBunny washi tape. I layered strips from the 7 Dots Studio Illumination collection, and stickers and also word strips from Darkroom Door. The round circle and ring chipboard are from UmWow, which I first painted white and then spritzed with "Bermuda" from Enmarc. I loved how the colour pooled in some places and just dotted in others....it gave a super effect!




As I said previously, my flowers were made with die-cuts and layered together.  I added some watercolour, spritzing and ink for dimension. I then also placed some thready cotton underneath to soften them.




This photo gives you a closer look at all the layering and various techniques used to bring this page together.





So we hope that you will play along with the challenge and really be bloomin' creative!!!! ;-)))



This month we challenge you to create a project using handmade flowers!

There must be at least ONE homemade flower on your project.
 This challenge is not limited to a scrapbook page - think canvas, home decor, headbands, anything your creative mind can dream up! There are hundreds of flower tutorials out there for flowers made out of paper, felt, cloth, twine, burlap, coffee filters, etc. For links to all of the flower tutorials pictured above, and many more, see Tracey's Pintrest page here.

First Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop & Colours Workshop


Second Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop & Colours #2 Workshop


3rd Prize:
Darkroom Door Paper Collection

Sponsors:


Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background 

Six weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos! Do you like to play with inks? Dirty hands, paint in the hair and stains on the apron don’t scare you? Then this workshop is for you! Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop! I requested internationally famous guests who will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z. Each week two different step-by-step (videos or photos and written explanations) will be presented. Each week, icing on the cake, sample pages created by the various artists using each technique will be shared. These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles! The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages, but the techniques are obviously suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.). There is no time limit to subscribe to the workshop and it will be available for a period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (ie 18 October 2014).


Pop and Colours Workshop #2 - Around the World

10 weeks of workshops in video! Did you like Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background and you want more? Well...we do have more! Pop and Colours # 2 - Around the World is based on the same principle. Our team of renown international artists will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages through exclusive videos! Different styles will share the spotlight: freestyle, shabby, mixed media or graphic style, you will find types for all tastes! Class started on January 3, 2014 and all the content will be available for a whole year. You can join us at anytime within this year!





Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design.

Products include: Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps, Collage Stamps, Word Block Stamps, Montage Sheets, Photochips, and Filmstrips along with a wide range of accessories for all type of paper crafts. 
 
Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog that is updated regularly with projects created by many talented artists. Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!



Design Team Sponsors

We're a US based company who has recently changed directions and moved to chipboard embellishments! Our designs are fresh, new and on trend. We pride ourselves in the quality of our chip and our dedication to the trade. With our passion for paper crafts and our knowledge of industry we can safely say you'll love our goods and their high quality!
 
We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.

Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


So thanks for popping by today...
I really appreciate the visit!
Have a blessed Good Friday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Gift Tag - Scrap Africa - Challenge no.28 - Distressing with a Difference

Hello Everyone

There is a super new challenge up at Scrap Africa here.
It's all about Distressing with a Difference.  Pop over and have a look at the Design Teams inspiration and ideas.

Here is my take on it.  I created a gift tag.


I used bleach to add colouring to my spritzed background. I also embossed the edges of my leaves, which really gave them a nice lift.


I used the Teresa Collins Save the Date collection, along with some Design Worx chipboard leaves.
I fussy cut the patterned papers too, which really gave me some nice little pieces for layering.

It would be super if you could play along...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits.
Denise x



Monday, 14 April 2014

BoBunny Giveaways - 40Kfor40days

#40k40day


We need your help!! We have a BIG opportunity to bring you 40 days of giveaway!  We can't start the giveaways until we reach 40,000 Facebook likes! Watch our Facebook every day this week for our new Spring Collection teasers! So play along, like our facebook page, comment on our posts, and tell your friends! Be sure to use our #40k40day hashtag this week as you playalong with us!! Use all your resources: Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to get the word out! After 40 K We are going to kick off the giveaways with our new Spring product!



LET THE FUN BEGIN!

Welcome to week two of the April Blog Class Challenge! Follow along with us this month to learn how to create a fabulous wall hanging! If you have your own Lil' Monsters at home you are going to love this project! 


Rules and Regulations for the challenge:
  • You MUST only use the items in your kit. (adhesives are free game)
  • You can alter the items in your kit to your hearts desire. 
  • The challenge is that you take the fundamentals of the project and make it your own!
  • Blog class videos will be posted on the first and second Mondays of the month.
  • The winner of the challenge will be posted on the last Monday of the month, unless otherwise instructed. 
  • Entries that wish to be submitted for the challenge must be turned in by the last Monday of the month by 8am MST.  
  • Entries should be clearly titled: project creators name and identify where kit was purchased. 
If you want to more about The April BoBunny Blog Class Challenge here is how you play: 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone

My "carding" is still on the go and I have a card to share for a 40th birthday.  We had a super party last night, as a friend turned 40 and so, without a doubt, a card had to be made.


I used the beautiful BoBunny Primrose Colllection, along with some pieces from the Kraft Wood collection.

Today my feet and legs were sooooo sore from all the dancing, but it was a good feeling and certainly worth the pain!!! LOL... I feel my age today!!! ;-)

Hope you have a super day today...
Maybe you also got up to something exciting..
Take Care
Denise x