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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

CD Gift Holder - BoBunny Kiss the Cook Collection / Sizzix Calliope

Hello Everyone

I hope that your week is a good one! ;-)

I created a CD gift holder, from a template.
I have received one ages ago, as a gift at work and so used that one, as a template.

I used the black and white checkered paper as the base, as I really loved it.
I will definitely be using this soon, as my neices Birthday is coming up soon and she really does love her music CD's.

Here's a close-up of the cluster.

Once again I used my favourite Sizzix die and also made a layered flower from BoBunny cardstock! ;

Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope

Item #661243

This is one die-cut that will be used over and over again! It's just fabulous! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a stunning evening!
Denise x

Monday, 30 January 2017

Sizzix - What's New

Hi Everyone
Apologies for being missing in action! ;-)
We had National Scrapbook Day on Saturday and I was quite busy preparing for that and also doing lots of Design work in between.
I promise to be back tomorrow with some new projects.
Today I just want to share some new Sizzix goodies and inspiration with you.
Please pop over here for some amazing inspiration on the blog! ;-)
Do you really get the most out of your dies?
There's a feature here to really help you do that.
And then lastly, have a look at all the new and fab goodies here! ;-)
Lots of amazing please pop along! ;-)
Have a super Monday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

You Never Know When You are Making a Memory - Berry71Bleu January Mood Board Challenge

Hello Everyone
I am up on the Berry71Bleu blog at the moment with a mixed media layout.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look. ;-)
Here's the gorgeous mood board.
Here's a little sneak peek.
There is still time for you to play along.
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Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Art is my Happy - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a super week.

I have a few art journals now and one is a journal with black paper.
I love that it pushes me to really try different things and also work with colours and mediums that I wouldn't normally work with.

I created an "Art is my Happy" page.

I used a lot of gesso and shimmery paints on the backgrounnd.
I also used some of my favourite stamps.

The papers and bits are from the Teresa Collins "You are my Happy" collection.

Here are some close-ups.

This page is all about my happy chill relaxation...
my creativity and how happy it make me! ;-)

I don't believe that it is ever something that I will not be doing!
It's soooo good for my soul.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a super and happy day!
Denise x

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Always Be Fragrant Art Journal Page - Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

Hello Everyone

So nice to just chill on a Sturday morning and just have a little bit of time to work on the pc and add a post here! ;-)

In the week I finished an art journal page, which I absolutely love.
The background is all watercolour effects and stamping, which is just what I so love playing with.

So here's the page.

I used Prima stamps and some 49 and Market stamps for the background.
Then I fussy cut some of my favourite Botanical Tea bits, from Graphic 45.

I just love the soft colours and feel of this page.

The watercolour effects always give a soft and blended feel to any background.

I love Roses and always have my nose in them to see if they smell. LOL

I love the sentiment too...Always be Fragrant...

Thanks so much for popping past my blog today!
I hope you have a super and creative Saturday!
Denise x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Your Special Day - BoBunny Felicity & Pentart Contour Liners

Hello Everyone
I hope that you are having a good week.
I am up on the BoBunny blog here with a vintage, mixed media page and would love it if you popped along and had a look.
Here's a little sneak peek of the page.
Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Felicity Collection and Pentart Countour Liners
It's been a while since I have done a vintage page and so loved playing with this one.
Have a super day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Denise x
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Romance, Serendipity, Splendor, Always, Cherished, Wonderful/Felicity
Noteworthy: Felicity
Blossoms: Blush Zinnia
Stickable Stencils: Borders
Wood Shapes: Iron Works
Pealescent: Chocolate
Laser Cut Chipboard: Hearts

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Seaside Art Journal Page - ScrapBerry's

Hello Everyone
I am up on the ScrapBerry's blog at the moment, with a vintage, art journal page.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.
Here's a little sneak peek.
I so loved how this journal page turned out.
So what's lying on your desk at the moment?
Thanks for stopping by and for your love and comments always.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x
ScrapBerry's supply list:

Holiday Romance Collection Paper Set (SCB220605900b)
Wax Strings (SCB20020333073)
Seaside Embelishments (SCB26001016)
Metal Charms Bird on a Branch (SCB25011532)
Photo Archive Stamp (SCB4907013b)
Around the World Washi Tape (SCB490001)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Christmas Tags - Sizzix Elegant Deer

Hello Everyone

It is a rainy and cool Saturday.
I am soooo pleased for the rain, after the very hot weather that we have been having.

I have some tags from Christmas that I did not share.
It was really good to use up goodies from my stash.

I so loved these Lily blooms....

Here's the second one.

I once again used the gorgeous Sizzix die-cut.

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Elegant Deer

Item #661300

Please pop over to the Sizzix site to check out their amazing die-cuts.

I hope you find some scrappy time today.
I know I will be cleaning up and freshening up my room a bit.

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

Friday, 6 January 2017

You Touch My Soul Canvas - ScrapBerry's January Challenge

Hello Everyone

There is a monthly challenge up at ScrapBerry's here and we would really love you to play along.

It's a LOVE theme and so I created this little canvas.

I fussy cut a lot of elements and used a lot of little die-cuts too.

And here's the bottom half.

ScrapBerry's Supply List:
Primavera papers:
Cards 1 (SCB220609007)

In Bloom papers:
Flower Press, 1 sheet (SCB220608808)
Cards 1 (SCB220608811B)
Flower Press (SCB220608808)

Paper Flowers Clove Light pink (8 Pieces Per Pack) SCB280404

So please pop along to the blog for the challenge details and inspiration from the other DT.

Have a super, super day!
Denise x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

ClipBoard - Penelope Dee Tea Time

Hello Everyone
I hope that 2017 is treating you well and that it's been a really good start to a really great year! ;-)
I am sharing a project today that I made months ago, for a class and just have not had time to share.
It's a clipboard for 2017.
The photo's are not so great, as they were taken with my phone, but I think you will get the idea.

I used the gorgeous Tea Time Collection from Penelope Dee.
I created a patchwork design for the background.
I did some crackle paste stencilling, along with some distress ink stencilling too.
It has a French Country feel to it, which I absolutely love.
I am yet to get this clipboard back from my teaching shop but it will be going up on my scrapbook table at home.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate the visits.
Have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 2 January 2017

Mixed Media Tags - BoBunny Felicity Collection

Hello Everyone

I really have so many projects to share with you.
Over December I just did not have a lot of time to sit in front of the PC and post them, but I sure did have some time to create them! ;-) LOL

Anyways, so here's some mixed media tags that I made from the BoBunny Felicity Collection.

Here's a look at them.

This really is such a pretty collection.

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

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Thank You Card - Scrap Africa Challenge no.82

Hello Everyone

Welcome to 2017! ;-)
I wish you and your families everything of the best for this year!
Wishing you much wealth, health, happiness and creativity! ;-)

There is a new sketch challenge up on the Scrap Africa blog here.

Here's the sketch.

and here's the card that I made.

A closer look...

I used the gorgeous Winter Wishes Collection from BoBunny.

Please pop along and see all the beautiful inspiration and also maybe play along..;-)

I hope you have a gorgeous, first day of 2017.

Thanks for your scrappy friendship and support across the internet waves..
I truly appreciate it!
Denise x