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, 23 September 2014

Always - Prima September BAP

Hello Everyone

I am so pleased that tomorrow we have a half week breather, as it's a Public Holiday! ;-) So it means there is no rush to get Joe off to bed, or myself, in fact, and so there is time to blog, scrap and chat! LOL

I finished a page for the Prima BAP this month. This page kind of took on a life of it's own and just developed and it did not turn out the way I had planned it to.  Not in a bad way...just different!

Here was the sketch.

2014 BAP Keren



I had wanted to keep the right hand side leaner....but it did not work out like that.


I used the Something Blue Collection, along with some other bits and bobs from other Prima collections. I did make use of the flower backing, as the matting for my photo, which I was very pleased at too! ;-)


The little buttons for this collection were stunning.  I had to make sure that I used some.


Here is a close up of the journaling.  I just know that these two will be together forever! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super day tomorrow.
Denise x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Wanderlust - Mixed Media Canvas - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

A week has passed since my last post and it's hard to believe!!! What a hectic week too....
I had an all day scrap on Saturday, which I had to prepare for and believe me, really did take a lot of time...so yes, I have been creating, but was all in the background! ;-)

Today I am up on the BoBunny Blog with a mixed media canvas tutorial. I would love it if you popped along and checked it out.

Here's a little sneak peek.


I will be back with some more shares tomorrow.

Have a super Monday!
Denise x


Monday, 15 September 2014

2 Sun Babes - Scrap Africa Vintage Challenge no.35

Hello Everyone

I hope you had a good Monday.  I had a hectic and busy day at work, so nice to finally relax at my craft table and get a few things done.

There is a new Vintage Challenge up at Scrap Africa and we have a super Guest Designer Lisa Griffith.  So please pop over and take a look.  She is amazing! ;-)

Here is my take on this challenge.  I created a vintage page of my sister and I when we were very small little girls! ;-)


I really did dive into my scrappy stash for this page and was happy to some very old goodies! So perhaps this page is probably vintage, in more ways than one! LOL. The papers and most of the chippies are Crate Paper, along with some Basic Grey chippies.


I used a lot of chipboard pieces, along with the gorgeous circle rounds from Blue Fern Studios.


I created the background, with my usual combination of gesso, watercolouring and stamping! ;-)


I just know that one or two of you, still have some of these bits in your scrappy stash too! ;-) But whether you will admit it, is another story too! He he he


Here's a close-up of the journalling and tells you about many a holiday spent by these pools. Badplaas, means Pool Farm and they had many a pool to pick from.

It would be awesome if you could play along.....
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Denise x


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Christmas (eventually) in September!!

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a super weekend and that it has been a restful one! We have had such blissful weather, that it has been very difficult to stay inside!!

I took my son to the park this afternoon and the temp in my car showed 31C...it was HOT! ;-)

Anyways...Lizzy Hill will be proud of me..I have actually finished 2 Christams Cards.  Look, I did start them weeks ago...BUT, they are now finished! He he he...


Here's the second.


The leafy mistletoe was fussy cut from some Kaisercarft paper and the rest are just bits and bobs and leftovers.

Hopefully I can get some more made in the next few weeks....otherwise I might be a leeeetle short on Christmas Cards this year!! ;-)

Have a super Sunday!
Cheers
Denise x


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Birthday Card - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

Life is just waaaay too hectic at the moment! I wish it would just slow down, for me to take a step up!! LOL

Anyways...the joys of life I guess!

I have a card to share with you that I made for a Birthday and I used the gorgeous Primrose Collection.


I had used this die on a previous project and really loved it, and so thought it would be lovely on this card too! I never just cut a die-cut once....I always on cutting, cut a few to keep on hand, so that maybe for the next project I have something pretty on hand and it's also a time saver! ;-) So this one was already cut! ;-)

Most people really appreciate getting a hand made card...and for me...I can't buy one to give, when I know I can make a much prettier one! 

Anyways....thanks for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits!
Have a great day!
Denise x


Monday, 8 September 2014

Live Your Own Fairy Tale - Birthday Canvas - Scrap Around the World September Challenge

Hello Everyone

I hope your Monday was good and that it was kind to you! I had a fairly busy one, but not a bad one at all! ;-)

As I mentioned yesterday, it's my neice's 11th Birthday today and so I shared the trinket box with you yesterday and today I share the canvas which I made for her as well. I am also entering into the Scrap Around the World September Challenge, because it fitted in beautifully with the theme.

Here was the super, magical mood board.



I used the Enchanted Garden Collection, which was perfect for this theme.


The magical element of the mood board was by far the one that stood out for me and little girls, always believe in magic! So I wanted to give my neice something that could encourage her, but also awaken some of that magic inside her - hence the title - Live Your Own Fairy Tale!! This photo was taken a few years ago....but is such a playful and gorgeous one, that I just had to use it! ;-)


I used the new BoBunny stickable stencils and they were just so awesome to create my background, along with some gesso, paints and stamps.


I used the Ephemera Pack for this collection and I loved the rub-ons and goodies that came with it! I still think the rub-ons look fresh! ;-)


I fussy cut all sorts of little bits, which added to this magical theme.


All the blooms are Petaloo flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope this added a little magic to your day!
Have a super one!
Denise x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Gift Trinket Box - BoBunny Enchanted Garden

Hello Everyone

I hope you have had a good and restful weekend! I have had a reasonably restful weekend and have also managed to clean up my working area considerably! I was getting dire! ;-)

My niece turns 11 tomorrow and I created 2 gifts for her and I really hope that she will like them.  I will share the one with you today and then the other one tomorrow. The first is a gift trinket box.


I wanted it to be shabby chic and so did a paint crackle with white and clover Ranger Paints and then coloured the edges with some pigment ink.


I used the Ephemera Enchanted Garden Pack to add to my papers. It's really such a fun pack to use...as it's a little bit of everything nice! ;-) I still love rub-ons and I used quite a few on this top cover.


I love this whimsical collection and there are so many little wonderful images that can be used to fussy cut.


One can really get a nice view of the crackle effect here.


Each side is a different.  But again...check out these awesome rub-ons. They certainly still look fresh to me! ;-)


I used some BoBunny lace that I have had for ages to line the sides of this trinket box and it was the perfect size.

I really hope my niece likes it...and will hopefully keep something special inside!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super Sunday!
Denise