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, 19 December 2014

Adventure - Prima BAP December

Morning Everyone

It's 5.30 in the morning...it's fresh and cool, it rained in the night and I am quickly posting this, before we head out for the weekend.

I loved the Prima BAP sketch...so wintery and beautiful and so had to go with a wintery page.

2014 December BAP Keren

Here's my take.


I can't believe I was 24 when these photo's were taken....
My husband David and I went to Andorra for a week and we learnt to ski!..I was actually so very afraid, as I was scared of heights and did not really want to go.  But in the end, it was one of the best weeks ever...I conquered my fear of heights...I really had no choice and had such great fun and loved the ski-ing. We met some wonderful people and really enjoyed the local talent and cuisine.  - Jan 1995


I used bits and bobs from a variety of Prima collectioms...


I used some Flower Soft too, which I have had for ages and have never really used.


I will never forget this adventure....

Have you ever done something that you really did not want to do and then ended up having the time of your life?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super weekend!
Denise x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas Tree - Space Saver - Candy Cane Lane - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I hope that your Christmas shopping and preparations are going well! ;-)

I have an Aunt who is 86 and stays in a Retirement village near us.  She is in room, which she shares with another lady.  So I wanted to give her something Christmassy for her room, but had to keep it small.

I had got some inspiration from the shopping centre near us, that had a Christmas tree, made from huge doilies.  So here is my tree, made from different sized diecuts.  I am sure that any circular type diecuts would work perfectly.


I used a dowel stick for the centre and punched holes into the centre of my diecuts.  I also added a little plastic jar, which I covered with paper, as the base. Each diecut piece I just cut a slit from the centre to the edge, and then stuck the ends together to give it a curve.


I added pearls and gems as the decorations.


This is how it looks from above!

I will pop past my Aunt today and give it to her.  I hope she likes it!!

Anyways....hope you are enjoying the festive season.

Have a super, festive day!
Denise x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Picture with Santa - Scrap Africa Challenge no.41

Morning Everyone

There is a super new challenge over at Scrap Africa here..

For some it's Christmas Time/December Holidays/ Hannukah in sunny Africa....for some it's a snowy winter in Europe.... Tell us what a traditional December is like for you, in your home town, city or country.  So journalling is a must...even if just telling us the story on your blog! 

You can create a layout or card or altered project to depict this theme.


Here's my take on it.


I used the super, cute Elf Magic Collection from BoBunny.


I did some water colouring, stamping and splashing for my background.



Perhaps you can play along....

It would be great to know what December Time means for you...or what it is like for you wherever you are in the world...

Have a super Monday
Denise x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Card - Believe - Prima PPP

Hello Everyone

It is a HOT day in Johannesburg today and I am absolutely loving it! So great to be home and also enjoying the warm weather! ;-)

I finished a card for the Prima PPP.

12-december

These colours were so amazing and so a Christmas Card it had to be.


I love the neutral tones, with a little bit of bling!


I used from my stash again.  Some Meadow Lark papers, some blooms and bling..and there we have it! ;-)

Thanks for popping in!
I appreciate the visit!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

In Good Company

Hello Everyone

My sister and I went on an adventure yesterday to Parkhurst, to find a shop of someone she knew from years back....only to not find the shop...BUT, we did find a treasure trove called "In Good Company".

This shop was a creators dream....with the most amazing vintage goodies, party goodies, Christmas goodies....we shopped up a storm.  So for the South Africans, there is one in Parkhurst and another in Claremont, Cape Town.  Do yourself a favour and visit them, you will be blown away!
Not only that, you will be bankrupt by the end of your visit too!!!!! ;-)

Here are some of the goodies I bought yesterday.


I bought some vintage mugs for my brothers 40th birthday and some other goodies, which were so kindly and beautifully wrapped, so I cannot show you them here.

I have also been scrapping up a storm in the background and will share lots of it, with you soon!

I hope your Christmas shopping is going well. ;-)

Have a super evening!
Denise x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Stocking Fillers - MME December Challenge

Hello Everyone

The silly season has certainly started and I have had such a busy week! But I can now happily and joyously say that I am on leave!!! Woop Woop!! ;-)

My son and I went to a Carols by Candle Light evening, last night, and it was lovely to be reminded of this special time of year and the reason behind Christmas.

My Mind's Eye has a super stocking filler Challenge on for December and I have not played along for ages, so I thought it was about time! ;-) The challenge is also a super one.

So I altered a small box that I had and also made a matching tag. (that is a given LOL!)


I used various Lost & Found collections and was again, pleased to use some of my stashy goods! ;-)


I was thinking to myself that even though papers may be a bit older, pretty papers, no matter how old, still remain pretty!!


A bit of bling, is a must for Christmas projects! ;-)



I'm not sure what is going to go inside yet. I must do some Christmas shopping this week!

Today we are off to Gold Reef City...it's an old mining town city, and there is a theme park for the kids etc....so should be a fun, filled day!

Hope you are doing something nice!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Still besotted with Christmas Tags...

Hello Everyone

As the title of this post suggests, I am still so happy and inspired to make Christmas tags.  They are really my favourite at the moment.

Here's my newest.


These 2 are really bits and pieces from my stash.  I am really happy to be using up the stashy bits.


I have recently bought some artificial flowers from the Chinese market and I have started using them on my projects.  They are relatively cheaper than some of the scrappy flowers, but some of them are just as beautiful and have great dimension.


Christmas is just around the corner and my goodness, I still have lots of shopping and things to do.
But luckily I am on leave from next week and so I look forward to lots of scrapping, shopping and just pottering around the house! I cannot wait!

Thanks for the visit today!
I hope it's a super day...
Denise x