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.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Wonderful Women - Enmarc Spring Blog Hop

Hi Everyone

Enmarc has had their Spring Blog Hop Challenge for the month of September and tomorrow is the last day.  So I have managed to squeeze in another layout for Mariaan's challenge here.

So here is the layout I created.

This is a page that I created for a friend of mine and her daughter! They are truly wonderful women.

Supplies used:
Enmarc Chicken Mesh
Enmarc Wonderful Word
Enmarc Butterflies
Enmarc Fern Leaves
Enmarc Hexagon Mask
Fabscraps Flower Buttons
My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow Papers
My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart Papers and chipboard accents
Prima Flowers and alpha's
Petaloo Flowers
Kaisercraft Pearls
Websters Trim

Some close-ups for a better view.

Thanks for stopping by.
Your comments and inspiration is always appreciated.
Have a great evening!
Denise x

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dad's 70th - Prima BPP Challenge

Hi Everyone

I am so looking forward to Friday and the weekend! This has been a looooong week!
In anycase, I am sure it will be here soon enough.

Today I have a layout for the Prima BPP Challenge.  This was the sketch.


And here is my take on it.

This is such a special layout for me, as was taken on my Dad's 70th birthday. I am really in awe of him and he is truly such a special man.

I used the Meadow Lark collection, with a Celebr8 chipboard and a 7 Gypsies border stamp.

The background was created with a Prima stencil and gesso and then I did some inking and misting over it.

Here are 2 close-ups for good measure.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Your patronage is truly appreciated!
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sunset Find - Once Upon a Sketch/CSI Challenge

Hi Everyone

There is another Challenge posted on OUAS and it is another really cool one. Here is the challenge.

When I looked at these colours, I just knew that it has to have an African theme.

So here is my layout.

Evidence used:
Newsprint pattern

Journal like a newspaper article
Used "Easy"...

The journalling basically tells a story and I hope that the scene I have created, together with the journalling, paint an even more vivid African picture in your mind.  This is definitely Africa at it's best!

I used Basic Grey Bloc Basics and Curio papers and chipboards, Dazzles Clay Pot Spray Ink for the misting and tree and the gorgeous tree itself is Design Worx and lastly, also Prima Alpha's.

Here are some close-ups.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have had a taste of Africa today.
Have a good one!
Denise x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness - Bo Bunny Challenge

Hi Everyone

Some friends of ours are getting married tomorrow and thought I would make a card, and combine it with the Bo Bunny Septmber card challenge.

So here is the card I made.

I used Bo Bunny Ambrosia papers and stickers, brads, buttons and trinkets. In addition, I used Prima and Petaloo flowers and butterfly.  The chipboard glasses are Enmarc and the rub-on, Scrapbook King.

I am really hoping for a sunny day tomorrow, and lots of photo's to scrap!

Hope you have a great afternoon.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Sisters - My Minds Eye Challenge

Hi Everyone

This is the start of a long weekend and I am so looking forward to some warm weather, scrap time and just some good relaxation and fun.

Today I am sharing a project for the My Minds Eye Make it Work Challenge. The challenge was to create a layout and then create a card that goes along with the layout.

So here is my pair.

And here they are separately.

Supplies used:
So Sophie Patterned paper
Bloom and Grow Patterned paper
Meadow Lark Die Cuts
Follow Your Heart Papers and chipboard accents
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Flowers

I am so chuffed and amazed that 4 different MME collections can work so well together and just fit perfectly. I think that's really cool.

Okay, well thanks for having a look.
Hope you have a great evening!
Denise x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Day Creaming - Once Upon a Sketch - Challenge 2

Hi Everyone

As I said earlier, I have another post for you today and this is a layout for Once Upon a Sketch.
This is challenge 2.

Here is my take on it.

The photo just speaks for itself and tells it's own story.  My journalling says "Wonder what you are dreaming about?"

I used Echo Park Happy Days Collection Papers and accents, with some painting and stamping on the background.

Here is a close-up for good measure.

Thanks again for popping by.
I truly appreciate your visits and comments.
Denise x

This is Me, Free to be Me - Berry Bleu September Challenge

Hi Everyone

I actually have two posts to share with you today, as I have been scrapping up a storm! Literally and figuratively! The weather has been so cold and dreary over the last few days, that I have been quite content to hibernate in my scrapping room! ;-)

So here is the first layout I would like to share with you.
It is for the Berry Bleu September challenge here.

This challenge is Steampunk.

I so enjoyed this challenge as I had no idea what Steampunk meant.  So after the DT layouts given and some Googling, I think I have a much better idea.

So here is my layout.

The quotes I used are just so fabulous from Coco Chanel.  I am really not trying to blow my own horn here..I wish I could say that I am those can certainly aspire though! ;-)

Supplies used:
Jenny Bowlin - Vintage Red Ledger Paper
Fabscraps Chipboard Frame
Enmarc Chipboard Cogs
Graphic 45 - Vintage Stickers
Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection papers and stickers
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante Collection
Deja Views - Rub Ons
Prima Flowers
Recycled spring and metal round.

Here are two close-ups.

Thanks for having a look.
Hope you enjoy your Sunday afternoon.
Denise x

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Create - Challenge #9 - Scrap Africa

Hi Everyone

There is a new challenge posted at Scrap Africa! It is really a super challenge and hope that you might play along.

Here is the challenge. Here is the inspiration for this challenge.


And here is the layout that I created.

I had so much fun with this layout and really love all the colour that I was able to bring to it.  I used Staedtler Aquarelle Pencil Crayons to create this background, and was inspired from a sketch I had seen on the internet.
Supplies used:
Kaisercraft Class of '87 Collection papers
October Afternoon stickers
Echo Park Alpha Stickers
MME twine
Sassafras Apple Jack Paper

This was a picture of my son painting and him showing me how messy he had made his hand.  It was, no doubt, lots of fun and creativity.

Here are two close-ups below.

I also have some hidden journalling, you can just see the little green tag on the crossword patterned paper.

Okay...well I hope you are having a super weekend.
Hope to see you back soon.
Denise x

Monday, 10 September 2012

Beautiful Day - Once Upon a Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone

Today I am sharing a layout that I have done for Once Upon a Sketch.  This month there is a few challenges, and this is the first one. It is actually quite exciting and makes a nice difference.
Here is the challenge.

So here is my take on this challenge.

I absolutely love this photo of my son as he was so unaware that I was taking a photo of him! Those are the best kinds of photo's.

Anyways this layout is about exactly what it says" Every day spent with you is a Beautiful Day"!
It is the absolute truth.

Supplies used are:
7 Gypsies - Beautiful Paper
7 Gypsies - Murano Paper
7 Gypsies - Conservatory 2 Sided Paper: Feather
Basic Grey - Curio Chippies
Prima - Alpha Letter
Enmarc - Chicken Wire Chippie
Dazzles - Clay Pot
Unknown - Netting and twine

Below is 2 close-ups of the title and journalling.

Thanks so much for visiting today.
Have a super Monday.
Denise x

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunshine and Happiness - Enmarc Spring Blog Hop Challenge 1

Hi Everyone

I didn't think that I would have two posts in one day, but in any case, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Today I am sharing a layout that I did for the Enmarc Spring Blog hop.  You are able to check it out here.
I did a layout for Challenge 1.

Here was Alma's sketch for this challenge.

And here is my take on this sketch.

And below the 2 individual pages. There is some hidden journalling under my photo on the left hand page, with the tag "All the little Details".

Supplies used:
Enmarc Butterfly
Enmarc Chicken Mesh
Enmarc Doilies
Dazzles - Sunflower
Simple Stories Papers and stickers

Thanks for stopping by.
Denise x

Happy Birthday Card

Hi Everyone

I am so pleased to have a relaxing weekend for a change, with no scrap classes and no hurries to get anything particularly done! I have just enjoyed the rest and relaxation, and of course a little scrapping in between.

Yesterday was my neice's birthday and so made a card from scraps leftover from the Enmarc Spring Challenge layout that I did.

So here is the card.

I really wanted it to be bright and sunny, and think it surely is that.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great Sunday, whatever you're doing!
Denise x

Thursday, 6 September 2012

St. Corona - Let's Scrap

Hi Everyone

There is a new sketch at Let's Scrap.
Check here.

Here is my take on this sketch.

I used MME papers and accents, On the Bright Side. The chippies were Design Worx, with a mix of Petaloo and Prima flowers. The leaves were punched from a Letack Craft punch.

Here are some close-ups.

I really wanted to use a lot of flowers on this layout, as Austria in the summer is all about flowers and blooms...every window ledge, garden and shop front is just too gorgeous and bloomy!

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

Giveaway - Just Being Me

Hi Everyone

I recently discovered such a talented scrapper and creator on Facebook. She really has some wonderful eye candy.  She also has a giveaway on her blog at the moment, so perhaps drop in and say HI.
Check here.

Have an awesome day!
Denise x

Monday, 3 September 2012

This is so Cool - Sketch #9 - Scrap Africa

Hi Everyone

There is a new sketch challenge at Scrap Africa. Please do have a look, as there is really some amazing eye candy from the DT.

Here is the sketch and my take on it.

I used Echo Park Boys Papers and stickers. This collection is really awesome.
I did some artsy cicrles on the background as well, which I did using Staedtler Aquarelle pencils and a stencil. These pencils when used with water give a water colour paint effect.
Here is a closer look below.

Anyways, perhaps you can join us? It would be great if you could.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a scrappy day!
Denise x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Enmarc Blog Hop - Challenge 3

Challenge 3 

I'm so happy that you have decided to join us for the Enmarc Spring 2012 Blog Hop!  For those of you who are new to the site, Enmarc is a relatively new Social Network where a wonderful group of scrapbookers encourage and motivate each other in our love for scrapping!   

New sketches are posted once a challenge is finished and sample Layouts are uploaded by members to provide inspiration to all. Enmarc sponsors all the challenges where you can win an awesome prize for each challenge entered.

 Our forum contains Tutorials, Tips & Tricks and General Discussions.   We believe we have one of the friendliest communities of scrappers on the web, and are so glad that you have decided to check us out during our blog hop!
And now, a little bit about this blog hop:

The Enmarc Spring 2012 Blog Hop starts Saturday 1st September 2012 and runs until 11:59 pm South African time on Sunday 30th September 2012.  That’s right it runs for a whole month.

There are 8 Design Team, Contributing Design Team members and Administrators from Enmarc hosting the blog hop. They will each have a Challenge for you to do and a prize that you can win. Also some of the hosts of the group do not have a Blog, but their challenges will be posted together with all the other challenges on the Enmarc Social Site as well as on their Facebook pages, so make sure you befriend them on Facebook.
Not only do you have a chance to win a prize for each challenge you enter, but if you complete and post an entry for EVERY challenge along the blog hop by 30th September 2012, you're name will be entered into a random draw for a wonderful prize supplied by Enmarc Crafts
On every blog in the hop you must become a follower and leave a little love (a comment) for the host.
Okay, are you ready to start the Enmarc Spring Blog Hop?  Here is the 3rd Challenge.

If you came here from Canica’s Blog , then you are in the right place.

The inspiration for my layout was no other than "Spring" fever and the absolute feeling of rejuvination and energy. In addition to that, was the idea to not waste anything and also use my scraps leftover from the layout, to create a card.  
I have put my hand into creating a Spring layout - double page layout and card from the leftover scraps.
So my Challenge to you is to also create a Spring Layout and card (with leftover scraps). Please use at least TWO Enmarc Chippies (Whiteboard/chipboard products) as inspiration to create this double page Layout and ONE Enmarc chippie on your card. 

Here’s my layout and card for some inspiration.

Specific Challenge 3 (CH3) Rules: 
1.     You must become a follower of my Blog.

2.    Be sure that you use at least TWO Enmarc whiteboard/chipboard products and name them in the comment section when you post your layout to the gallery. You can go to the Enmarc Crafts website’s Catalogue to get the names of the products you used if you do not have the packaging anymore.
3.  Please leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me who or what is your favourite topic to scrap.
4.  You must upload your Layout/Card/Project to the Enmarc Gallery. You must tag your layout correctly in order for it to be entered into the challenge. For my challenge, my tag would be:  SPR2012,CH3 for the layout and the card SPR2012,CH3B  - NO space between SPR and 2012, separated by a comma and then the challenge number with no space either

5. Come back to my Blog and provide a link to your layout in the Enmarc gallery - Hi-lite the information in the URL (address bar at the top of the page where your LO is after you have posted it to the gallery and opened the page again) right click the hi-lited address and click ‘copy’ then back to my blog and in the comments section, right click again and click ‘paste’ and post a comment so I know that you have posted your LO in the gallery.

6. I will randomly select one person who completed Challenge 3 to receive the candy I am offering. Draw will be done not later than 3 October 2012

Ok now its time to hop on over to the next stop – Jeaune's Blog

Thanks so much for playing along!