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.

Sunday 13 November 2022

Christmas Wreath - Penelope Dee - Christmas Star

 Hello Everyone

I hope that you have enjoyed a crafty weekend, but hopefully got some rest and recuperation also.

Today I am sharing a Christmas Wreath, using Christmas Star from Penelope Dee.

I fussy cut the wreath from the patterned paper, added a few more layers of card for strength and then went to town with layers of fussy cut bits, sticks and berries.

Here is another close-up of the clusters.

I added an acorn and some berries on the top cluster.

I didn't want to cover all the prettiness of the patterned paper wreath and so just created the top and bottom clusters. I think it works and I am really happy with the result.

The wreath has a home in my shop already and so Christmas festive has started.

Time is fleeting and in a couple of weeks the festive craziness begins!!! LOL

Anyways, have a good rest of the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Denise x

Monday 7 November 2022

Junk Journal - 49 and Market

 Hello Crafters and Friends

Today I have a junk journal to share with you, again using the 49andMarket Curators Botanical and Vintage Artistry Naturalist. These are really 2 of my most favourite collections.

I used the packaging from some of the bits and pieces to create the cover. It has 2 layers to give it some strength and durability. So 2 packaging papers were used.

On the front cover I also used some washi tape and rub-ons from these collections and then added the pretty lace on the spine.

Here's a look at some of the pages, with little bits of lace, rub-ons and some stamping.

There are so many little bits and bobs, little tickets etc. that one can use. They are just fabulous.

All the papers are tea-dyed and on this page I created a little letter holder.

As with any junk journal, you use bits and bobs from all over.

Here you will see how I used some Teresa Collins packing below also to create the little wild flower feature.

On the next page I added some stamping and some of the beautiful rub-ons.

I created a little booklet from some 7Gypsies packaging also, which sits behind that little wire booklet pocket.

I used some frayed fabric ends in between on some pf the pages and this really adds a soft, textural feel.

I don't want to bore you with pages and pages of the journal, but I hope you get an idea of the styling of this journal and see that it can really be used for writing, as there is lots of space left for that.

Thanks soo much for stopping by!

I really appreciate the visit.

Have a super day!

Denise x

Monday 31 October 2022

Anniversary Card - 49andMarket

 Hello Crafty Friends

Today I am sharing an anniversary card for my parents, that recently had their 55th anniversary.

I used the 49andMarket Curators Botanical and Vintage Artistry Naturalist. These are really 2 of my most favourite collections.

I layered up some old graph paper, along with various bits and bobs from the two 49andMarket collections. I then also added some Penelope Dee chipboard pieces.

This is what the inside looked like.

There were a number of us to sign and leave messages, so I created several places for this.

On the right hand side I created a pocket, which held a card and a tag.

My parents were really thrilled with the card and that obviously made me very happy! :-)

Here is a pic of the old foggies too! :-)

It's so rare these days that people stay married for so many years! It surely is an achievement and a wonderful milestone.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Denise x

Sunday 30 October 2022

Salt Water Therapy Layout - Penelope Dee Tidal Florals

 Hello Everyone

It has been a very long time since I have posted on my blog and I hope to say that I am back.

Life and COVID happened, along with buying a shop and running it with my sister. So yes, life has been busy but I have been crafting and creating all the way, in the background and also for classes.

So today I am sharing a DT project for Penelope Dee, using the gorgeous Tidal Florals collection.

The photo was from a little holiday, 3 weeks back at Salt Rock. It was such a lovely holiday and such needed sustinence for my soul.

I did some watercolour effects on the background and then added the photo, along with chippies, twine string and fussy cut bits from the collection.

I wanted to keep the focus on the photo though and so kept the cluster down the right-hand side of the photo.

I love the twine string in between, it added texture and really gave a beachy feel.

I coloured the chippies with Dsitress Oxide - Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover and Bundled Sage.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by. I really hope you will pop back soon and check out soooo many projects that I have lined up to share.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Denise x

Friday 5 June 2020

BoBunny Brads and Handmade Flowers

Hello Everyone

Apologies, for being missing in action for a few months. Life has been crazy, as you all will know, but hopefully we are getting back to some new normality!

Today I am going to share some cards with you and also have some fun with brads.
These are little bits that we often forget about and yet are really versatile and cute.

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So to start off, I made flowers and leaves by using BoBunny Stamps. I embossed them and then watercoloured them and added brads to the centres. This really was so much fun and I created a whole lot more than I actually needed.

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I then went about making the cards, using these flowers and leaves, some lace and other Time & Place bits and bobs.

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I also used brads to create and secure the bows for these cards.

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I cannot tell you how many brads I have in my stash and I can tell you that I am really excited to get stuck in and use even more for flowers and cards.

How many brads do you have in your stash, just waiting to be used?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and we really hope to see you back tomorrow. 

Have a beautiful day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers: January, July, October / Time & Place
Cardstock: Evergreen Dot
Noteworthy: Time & Place
Brads: Family Heirlooms, Time & Place, Various
Stamps: Simply Flowers, Flower Garden, Doodle Blooms

Monday 2 March 2020

Memory Mini Album - FabScraps - Wild and Free

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a good weekend and got some time to relax and craft a little.

I crafted up a storm and was happy to get projects completed and posted to the various teams.

Today, I am sharing a mini album that I made back in December for FabScraps, using the awesome Wild and Free collection. It is also up here on the FabScraps blog.

If you would like to see more details, please pop over to the FabScraps blog.

Here is another little teaser..

These papers are just gorgeous and after making 2 mini albums, I literally do not have any papers left.

I will share the other album with you tomorrow.

I also have a tutorial below, that is a step by step on how to create the above album.

For This Project You Will Need:
  • FabScraps Wild and Free Collection paper pack: PP 120
  • FabScraps Chipboard: DC120 002
  • FabScraps Protea Album: DC120 001
  • Various word stamps: BoBunny & Penelope Dee
  • Leaf stamp: Penelope Dee
  • Laser Cut chipboard pieces: BoBunny
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo, Seedless Preserve, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss
  • Versafine Crimson Red Ink
  • White Contour Liner: Pentart
  • Ranger Dimensional Pearls: Wild Plum & Butterscotch
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Olive Branch
  • Various feathers
  • White Gel Pen
  1. For the album cover. Use a soft brush and the various distress oxide inks to colour the various elements of the cover.
  2. Measure and cut a round circle from the patterned papers to adhere to the circle part of the album cover, as a backing. Splash with watered Vintage Photo distress ink and adhere once dry.
  3. Colour the Memory last cut chipboard piece with Vintage Photo distress oxide ink and adhere to the cover.
  4. Add the various dimensional pearls, crystal drops and white contour liner to the flowers and leaves, as per the photos.
  5. To the backside of the album cover, add the fussy cut zebra, as per the photos.
  6. For the inside pages, cut various squares from the patterned papers and adhere – 19cm x 19cm. Use the off-cuts as matting for the photographs. (as per the photo’s). Ink all edges with Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.
  7. Fussy cut various flower clusters and bits and pieces from the patterned papers, to use as decoration.
  8. Adhere the various fussy cut pieces, die-cuts and feathers to each album page. Layer and raise some of the elements.
  9. Colour the chipboard words with vintage photo oxide ink and adhere.
  10. Add sentiment and leaf stamping with Versafine Crimson Red ink, as per the photo’s. Add white gel pen highlights to the leaf stamping.
  11. Create a small booklet, one fold, for the last page of the album, for multiple photo’s. Size dependant on the photo’s used. Ink all edges with Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.
  12. All Done!

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

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.

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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