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, 31 July 2016

Video Tutorial - BoBunny Design Team

Hello Everyone

As you may have read, I am so excited to have been chosen again for the BoBunny Design Team this year.

BoBunny has a post up about me and is also sharing my video tutorial! ;-)
I would love it if you popper over and had a look!

Here is the page that I created! ;-)

Thanks ever so much.
Denise x

Thursday, 28 July 2016

General Tag - Graphic 45 / Sizzix

Hello Everyone

2 posts in 1 day! I can back to share another project with you...a general tag.
I dove into my stash again and used some French Country from Graphic 45 and a Sizzix die cut that is really so gorgeous! ;-)

Here's the tag.

I just love this collection because of the beautiful sunflowers. Sadly I have used every little last sunflower on this tag. But yes, there was no wastage of any little scrap! ;-)

I have wanted to use this die for ages now and so I was pleased that I got to use it on this tag.

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Loyal Cherish

Item #661065

 It is a beauty! ;-)
Here's a closer look.  I used some gold pearlescents for highlights.

I also used some black pearlescents for the dots.
Pop over here for some more Sizzix intricate die-cuts.
Thanks so much for stopping by!I hope you have a super evening!Denise x

Birthday Card - October Afternoon

Hello Everyone

It's my sons Birthday today and so I have a Birthday Card to share with you.

Firstly, happy Birthday to my Boy! He is 9 today! ;-)
The time has flown and I really don't know where the last 9 years have gone.
But he's a good boy and I love him dearly!

Here's a photo of the big man, in his bed this morning! ;-)

I made this card for him.

I used some October Afternoon bits and pieces along with a Celebr8 stencil and some BoBunny black gesso. I kept it fresh and upbeat...I think perfect for a boy! ;-)

I certainly am happy that I was also able to use some goodies from my stash.

Anyways, off to get some dinner and celebrate a little! ;-)
So enjoy your evening too!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Sizzix - Bigz Die Daisy

Hello Everyone

Check out this gorgeous Bigz die from Sizzix.

Sizzix Bigz Die - Delightful Daisy

Item #661051

Pop over here to see the gorgeous Daisy inspiration! ;-)

Bloomin marvelous! ;-)
Thanks for stopping by!Denise x

Monday, 25 July 2016

I Love Adventure - BoBunny Take a Hike Collection

Hello Everyone

I am so thrilled to be staying with BoBunny for another term! ;-)
I cannot tell you what a joy and thrill it is to be on this team! ;-)

Anyways, I created a double pager, which is something that I have not done in years!
But I must admit, that I am really happy with it and how it turned out! ;-)

I used the Take a Hike Collection from BoBunny.  It was so perfect for these photo's of our fly fishing trip a few years ago.  It was 2010 and Joe was just 4 years old.
My boy turns 9 in 2 yes, time has certainly rolled on.

Here are the individual pages.

I did some water colour effects, with gesso and stamping and also added some paint splashes.

I love these photo's of Joe and Johann.  They are so special!

Anyways, thanks for stopping by.
I really do appreciate your comments and love!

Have a super evening!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:

Take a Hike Patterned Papers
Take a Hike Combo Sticker
Take a Hike Noteworthy
Take a Hike Brads
Take a Hike Layered Chipboard
Take a Hike Misc. Me 
Stickable Stencils - Love
Stickable Stencils - Lots of Love
Stamps - Distressed Textures

BoBunny Design Team 2016-2017

Hello Everyone

I am so excited and thrilled to be a part of this team again, for another term! ;-)
Thanks soooo much BoBunny! ;-)

NEW 2016-2017 BoBunny Design Team!

We are thrilled to announce our NEW 2016-2017 BoBunny Design Team!

Amy Little
Angela Tombari
Ayumi Iwashita
Denise Van Deventer
Elena Olinevich
Elena Smoktunova
Emilia van den Heuvel
Irene Tan
Irit Shalom
Katherine Sutton
Kathi Mann
Marilyn Rivera
Ombretta Fusco
Rhonda Van Ginkel
Shizuka Hirano
Solange Marques
Ulrika Wandler
Virginia Nemchak

Congratulations to all the new members and returning members! ;-)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Magical Art Journal Page - Berry71Bleu - July Challenge

Hello Everyone

I was up on the Berry71Bleu blog to share my take on this month's mood board! ;-)

Here is the mood board.

This board really challenged me and I created something that possibly I wouldn't have created, without this little nudge.  I am pleased with it though and very happy with the way it turned out.

Here's the page.

I used a "magical" sentiment, which was the inspiration for the scene I created.

"She wanted to touch dragonflies and stars
Dance with fairies and talk to the Moon"

So below is the moon, the stars and the dragonflies.

I also used bits and pieces from the BoBunny Enchanted Garden collection and used the fairy from this collection.

I actually used loads of BoBunny products and will list them at the end of the post.

Lastly, here is a look at the bottom of the art journal page.
I used a tree die-cut and some distress ink to create the tree silhouette's.

Maybe you fancy playing along?

You have until 31 July to add your projects.

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

BoBunny supplies:
BoBunny Enchanted Garden Noteworthy
BoBunny Enchanted Garden patterned papers
BoBunny Stickable stencils: Oh my Stars, Brocade
BoBunny Black Gesso
BoBunny stamps: Distressed Textures

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Be Grateful - Mixed Media Card - BoBunny Butterfly Kisses

Hello Everyone

Today I have a mixed media card to share with you, using the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses collection.
It really is a fabulous collection.

Here's the card.

Here's a closer look at some of the details.

I really tried to give this card a very soft and delicate look! ;-)

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

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Smile - More Than Words Challenge July 2016

Hello Everyone

I have been wanting to play along with More than Words, since the challenge blog started but due to DT commitments and time I was unable to play along, until now! ;-)

Gladly, I can say that this month I really did make some time and was able to create a page for this challenge.
So here's my take...

I basically turned the sketch upside down.

I used bits and pieces from various October Afternoon collections.
I so loved the earlier October Afternoon collections.

You can see the close-up of the title and little bit of journalling above.
I was telling Joe to smile and as I took the photo Sally (the Sharpei) yawned and it looks as if she is smiling a huge smile too! ;-) It is the perfect photo for this challenge! ;-)

One of the October Afternoon collections had a smiley sticker and I knew that I just had to use it too! 

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your comments!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 18 July 2016

Be Unique Card - BoBunny Enchanted Garden

Hello Everyone

I hope that your Monday has started well and that it's a fabulous start to a fabulous week! ;-)

I have another card to share with you today, from an older BoBunny collection, Enchanted Garden.

Here's the card.

I also used some bits and pieces from a BoBunny ephemera pack, and the rub-ons were just super! ;-)

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

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Celebrate Card - BoBunny Country Garden

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a super weekend!
I had a lovely day yesterday, scrapping and just chilling at home.
We did go out for a round of mini golf, but basically it was a stay at home day! ;-)

Today is a little chilly and overcast, so I really plan to do some more scrapping today.
School starts again tomorrow, after 3 weeks break and so we will be back to the routine.

I had some fun with some BoBunny older collections yesterday.
One of them is Country Garden, which is still one of my favourite collections too.

So here's the card I made.

I used some rub-ons from an ephemera pack and it's amazing how well these still work.

Layering and some pretties does the trick! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super, scrappy Sunday! ;-)
Denise x

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Especially for You - Prima Cards and Tags Challenge July 2016

Hello Everyone

There is a super new challenge at Prima - Cards and Tags, with a super sketch too.
Here is the sketch.

2016 July Card Sketch

I loved this and so here is my take on it.

I used mostly the Epiphany Collection and the Garden Fable Collection.

Here's a closer look.

I am really happy with how this card turned out and that it has a nice, soft feel to it.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!
I really do appreciate the love! ;-)
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

It's a Dogs Life - Prima Build a Page July 2016

Hello Everyone

I finished a page for the Prima Build a Page for July.
Here is the BAP.

2016 July BAP

So here is my take on it.

I used all sorts of bits and pieces from various Prima collections, but mostly from the Vintage Emporium Collection.

Here's some close-ups.

I used some Celebr8 chipboard too, which is the flower and leaves chipboard pieces.
I coloured these with paints and inks.

I really love this photo of my dog Sally!
This was taken on a Sunday morning.....her little Sunday morning nap.
It really is a dog's life! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the comments.

Have a super evening!
Denise x

Monday, 11 July 2016

Sizzix - Patchwork 101

Hello Everyone

Are you a Patchwork fan?
Whether paper or material?

Patchwork 101 from Sizzix is fabulous and has some fabulous projects sheets up for grabs too! ;-)

Check it out here.

Pop over here too, for all the project sheets! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super day!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Mixed Media Tag - BoBunny Firecracker Collection

Hello Everyone

I have a mixed media tag up on the BoBunny Blog at the moment.
I would really appreciate it, if you popped along and had a look.

Here's a little sneak peak of the BoBunny flowers I made, to use on this tag.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your comments and visits! ;-)

Have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Life is Good/Chill Out Mixed Media Layout - Celebr8 Local Pride

Hello Everyone

Some of you might have read that we went away to my hubby's Mom in Limpopo this past weekend.
My hubby took a photo of my on the farm, which I really just had to scrap! ;-)
He put the photo on FaceBook and had a comment of "Denise at a hen party"...I thought that was quite funny! ;-)

So here's the page.  I used the Local Pride Celebr8 papers, which were just perfect and apt for this page.

I used some of the Guinea Fowl feathers that I collected on the grass, as well as some of the seeds that I also collected up, as they were just gorgeous.

The truth be known, I absolutely love Guinea fowls and they are my favourite birds.

Here's some close-ups of the page.

Above and below, you can see the pod like seeds that I used, along with the feathers.

Lastly, here's a closer look at the wording on the page, which I thought was really so true of me.

I really love this page and I thrilled with the way it turned out.
It is really home grown and is filled with Local Pride, in more ways than one! ;-)

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

Monday, 4 July 2016

General Mixed Media Card - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

We were away this weekend.  We went to go and visit my hubby's Mom, up near Alldays.
It is beautiful African bushveld up there and was really so nice to be able to relax in nature and just enjoy the family.

I will share some photo's with you shortly...

But here is one of the sunset on Saturday.  It was just magnificent.

I took my scrappy goodies with and had some time to play on Saturday, as it was so very cold and so we spent quite a bit of time inside.

I created a general mixed media card, using the gorgeous Botanicabella collection from Graphic 45.

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this card, but I am really pleased with the result.

Here's a closer look.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and Monday!

Denise x