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.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Today - Berry71Bleu November Challenge

Hello Everyone

Sorry for missing a few days, but with year end functions, DT work and family commitments, I just could not get to my blog! ;-) But here I am today and have a page to share!

Berry71Bleu had a fabulous mood board this month.

I created this page.

I created this page for my Mother in Law. It's a photo of her sister, when she was a teenager.

This piece of chipboard is beautiful and I used Weathered Worn distress embossing powder on it.
I also used some Teresa Collins papers from my stash, so was pleased to use them.

Now to tell you the sad story of this page! I literally finished it, had taken these photo's of it and had put it down inside and went outside to bring in my props, camera and other projects.
In the meantime, my parrot Pepsi, got hold of this page and basically destroyed it! You have no idea, how close she came to almost being fried parrot!!!!! I was livid and also really upset!!
My own fault though, I should have known better.

In anycase, I happened to have some more of these papers and have taken the original page apart, to try and rescue some of the bits. The chipboard is damaged, but I think I can sort of tuck it under a few other bits and will be able to still use it.  So will see how page 2 turns out.

I can smile about it today, but on the weekend, it was a teary moment!!
Anyways, we just move on! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Always and Forever Mixed Media Page - FabScraps Serenity Collection

Hello Everyone

I have a page and tutorial up on the FabScraps blog here, so if you would like to pop over and have a look, that would be super!

Here is the page I created, using the Serenity Collection, which is really so stunning and soft! ;-)

This photo was taken, somewhere here before Christmas, and Joe was just a few months old.  He was so very precious.

I did some gesso stencilling, water colour effects and some stamping.

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

Monday, 23 November 2015

Artsy Craftsy Paint Palette

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a good weekend and also a good Monday.

A scrappy friend wanted to buy the paint palette kit from Colourful Memories and so we both decided to get one. We attempted to do it last week at our scrap and chat evening, but I had left most of my supplies at home, due to being rushed, as my husband was late getting home.  So yes, it really did not turn out anything like the example project, but I am really happy with it, none the less! ;-) Not that I have ever been one for following kit instructions!!!!!! LOL

So here's the end result.

It was really nice to try and do something different for a change! ;-)

...a little bit of gesso, lots of stamping, some chipboard and some blooms! ;-)

I love that stamped sentiment..."Always find time for the things that make you happy to feel alive".
My work life has been very stressful and busy over the last few months and my creativity and scrapping has been my solace, my peace of mind, my sanity and my retreat!! I am so glad to have had that "outlet"! ;-)

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

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Party Decor - BoBunny Boardwalk Collection

Hello Everyone

I am soooo glad it is Saturday and I can get to a few things that need doing and also lots of creating! ;-) We had some beautiful, soft rains last night and so the garden has also got some refreshment and life again! ;-)

I had a post up on the BoBunny blog this week with some Boardwalk Party Decor. I would love for you to pop by and have a look! ;-)

Here's a little sneak...

I had so much fun creating this centre-piece. ;-)

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

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Cards - BoBunny Dear Santa

Hello Everyone

Are your weeks also as hectic as mine...??? I think the "silly season" has started on my end of the world and there are just so many things to do in a day!! keeps me on my toes and keeps the heart pumping and beating! ;-)

I made some cards for Christmas from the Dear Santa BoBunny Collection.  This is such a fun and cute collection.

I made 2 similar type, mixed media cards.

Crackle paste has also become of my favourite mediums and of course BoBunny stickable stencils are a must! Really love them! ;-)

I had better crack-le on....LOL....hope you are getting to those Christmas cards and handmade goodies.

Have a super Wednesday!
Denise x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Card & Tag - Scrap Africa Mood Board no.63

Hello Everyone

There is a new challenge up at Scrap Africa! ;-) A gorgeous Mood Board! ;-)

Please pop over and have a look! The Guest Designers and Design Team really created some stunning projects.

I created a card and a tag for this challenge.

I used the beautiful, new Love and Lace collection from BoBunny.

Here's the card.

I upcycled this grid chipboard piece.  My son got a box game as a gift and the little pieces had to be punched out of this grid.  So I used crackle paste, paints and inks to give it a shabby look.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ;-)
Hopefully you can play along! ;-)

Have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Merry Christmas Tag - Dear Santa BoBunny

Hello Everyone

It's really getting very near December now and that is still a very scary thought for me because I still have so much that I want to do. I did, however, get cracking with lots of DT stuff today, to try and get ahead and I was pleased with the progress! ;-)

I created a Christmas tag from the Dear Santa BoBunny collection.

This is really a super and festive collection.

Thanks so much fro stopping by! I still need to crack on and keep creating! ;-)
Hope you have a super Saturday!
Denise x

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Anniversary Card - BoBunny Juliet Collection

Hello Everyone

I told you at the end of October my parents were married for 49 years! ;-) Quite an achievement! ;-)
I also told you I would share the card with here it is.

I used the gorgeous and romantic Juliet collection.

Some stamping, some layers, some bling and there you have it! ;-)

Well I hope you get to play with this collection.  It is really so fabulous and if you like "pretty" then this is definitely for you! ;-)

Have a super Wednesday!
Denise x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Birthday Card - Teens Collection FabScraps

Hello Everyone

Yesterday we went to a Birthday party for one of my son's friends and so I quickly had to put a card together for him.

The Teens Collection from Fabscraps was perfect for this boys card.

I did a little bit of crackle paste, using one of the FabScraps stencils. I then also added some stamping with my favourite Prima stamps! ;-)

Here's a closer look.

And lastly a look inside, as I carried the theme trhough.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by.
I hope you had a super Saturday!
Cheers for now.
Denise x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Delight in the Little Things - Prima BAP October 2015

Hello Everyone

I was so disappointed with myself, when I could not get this page finished in time for the close of the Prima BAP Oct. It was the first time ever that I had not made a deadline! In anycase, I still loved how the page turned out and I am happy to share it! ;-)

Here was the sketch.


Here's my take..

I used bits and pieces from a few collections, but mostly from the Delight Collection.

This was me 43 years ago, on the 2nd Nov 1972. I turned 1. Where has the time gone!!!!!

I really wanted to keep the page pretty clean and so I had to stop myself from adding more goodies.
I like that there is quite a bit of white space! ;-)

Well I am really going to make sure that I get my entry in for this months challenge, it's a super sketch too! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishing you a super evening!
Denise x

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Thinking of You Card - BoBunny Isabella Collection

Hello Everyone

It was a busy weekend and week so far! ;-) I had a Birthday on Monday too and turned 44! LOL
I think it is definitely time to stop counting now! ;-) I had a lovely Birthday though and was definitely treated and spoilt by my family! ;-)

I bought the Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine last week, the September issue and it had a fabulous BoBunny Isabella booklet and stamps with it. So had some fun creating a card! wink emoticon

I really do love the colours of this collection! It may be older, but still so pretty! ;-)

Just a quick I still hope to get creating tonight!
So thanks for stopping by!
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

It was the Perfect Day - Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge no.62

Hello Everyone

There is a new sketch at Scrap Africa and hopefully it's one that gets those creative juices flowing.

Here's my take on it, but it would be super if you popped over and had a look at the Design Teams projects! ;-)

This photo is of my Mom, who was about 20 years old here and was bridesmaid at her brothers wedding.  She was so beautiful here. I really love this photo! ;-)

I used the beautiful papers from BoBunny Garden Journal.

Well thanks for stopping by!
Hopefully you can find some time to create, in between Christmas shopping and preparations! ;-)

Have a super Sunday!
Denise x