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, 31 December 2018

Last Post of the Year - Just Because Card - FabScraps - All Aboard Collection

Hello Everyone

Yes I did fall off the end of the earth for a bit...apologies!!!!
The last 2 months of the year were extremely busy for me with scrapping projects and a huge work project that goes live on 16 Jan!
So yes, I have been rather busy but had a good Christmas and I am looking forward to 2019, with excitement and eagerness!
I am positive this is going to be a life changing year! ;-)

Blessings and wishes to every one of you! I wish you every health, every happiness, every creative seed and everything good!

To end the year, I want to share a FabScraps project with you, using the beautiful All Aboard Collection.

Just Because...

I hand made all the flowers and used lots of texture in between.

Definitely a favourite card for me and will be used with much love and card! ;-)

Enjoy this last day of 2018 and thank you so much for your support and comments always!
It is truly appreciated!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Friday, 23 November 2018

Birthday Cards - ScrapBerry's & Altenew Stamp Sets

Hello Everyone

I hope that your countdown to Christmas is not too busy and frantic.

I have had lots of classes and many events and it's been really hectic, but all good! ;-)

I created some cards for a friend at work.  Her daughter was having a Birthday.

Here are the cards I made.  2 very different cards! ;-)

On the one below I used some Altenew stamps, along with a Sizzix die-cut.

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Mixed Media #2

Altenew GARDEN TREASURE Clear Stamp Set ALT1603

I really like the dramatic colouring.

On the second card, I went soft and romatic with some ScrapBerry papers.

I also used some chippies and added texture.

Quick, quick in an hour and a half! ;-)

When one has a clear idea, the projects come together quickly.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a super weekend!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Take Time to Live - Timeless Collection - Penelope Dee

Hello Everyone

I have a layout to share with you today, using the Timeless collection from Penelope Dee.

I did a lot of splatters of distress ink on the background and then added some stamping.

I also added a few bits and pieces and die-cuts.

I also handmade my own flowers and these are the one's shown above.

I really love the sunset colours on this paper range! ;-)

I really did not have much time for blogging lately, but hopefully I can find a little more time and share some more projects with you!

Wishing you a fabulous and awesome weekend!
Denise x

Friday, 16 November 2018

Christmas Tags - FabScraps - Holly Jolly Christmas Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back today with some Christmas tags, using the gorgeous collection from FabScraps - Holly Jolly.

I did quite a bit of fussy cutting and used some of the gorgeous chipboard pieces too.

I did some stamping on the background and also adding doodling with a black fine tipped pen. It worked a charm! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by, for some festive cheer today!
It is so scary that time is flying by so fast and I hope that I can get everything done and also get all my Christmas cards and tags done in time!! Yikes

Have a super weekend.
Denise x

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Paradise Layout - Penelope Dee - Paradise

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well.
The weeks seem to be flying past and time seems to be getting away from me a bit.

Anyways, we have some very hot and dry weather here, so I am really hoping for some rain soon! 

I created a page for Penelope Dee recently and really had so much fun with this beautiful collection.

I wanted to use texture and just a few bits to showcase these gorgeous papers.

As always, I fussy cut a number of bits and gave them dimension, which really did make them look like the real thing.
I also used chippies, which I coloured with pigment inks.

I also used a starfish stencil on the background, which added some interest too, along with the string, pebbles and gauze.

I really did love this page and it certainly carried me off to far off places, with smells of pineapple and tropical flowers! ;-)

Thanks so much for popping today!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wedding Card - Penelope Dee Wanderlust

Hello Everyone

I hope that Monday treated you well! ;-)

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a colleague last week, that is getting married.
I was tasked with making a card that many people can sign.

Here is the card I made, using all sorts of bits and pieces from various Penelope Dee collections.

I used postal stamps to add to the background and then layered up the circles.

I added these gorgeous flowers, along with the wording.

I created little pockets on the inside and added paper squares, so that everyone could just take a little square and add their message.
I thought that was quite a good idea for many messages.

I know this card had a bit of a travel and journey theme...but that was the idea, of starting a new journey of marriage and then travelling through life.

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

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Let's Explore Tag - Penelope Dee - Paradise Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a super Sunday! ;-)

I am quickly posting this mixed media tag for Penelope Dee, using the gorgeous Paradise Collection.

I used lots of texture and fussy cut bits.

I also used PaperArsty colour infusions on the seahorse, for the colouring, as well as texture.

There are many layers to this tag and I love the end result.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Potion Box - Land Of Wonder - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

It's Halloween tomorrow. Time to get cheeky and fiendish!!! LOL
We really don't celebrate it at all here in SA, but the thought is cool.

I had to create a Halloween themed project for BoBunny and am up on the blog here with it.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look! ;-)

Land of Wonder_Potion Box_Denise_30 Oct 02

I had so much fun creating this little potion box and even felt a little witchy while creating it! LOL

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

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Hearts, Adventures, Land of Wonder, Imagination / Land of Wonder
Noteworthy: Land of Wonder
Layered Chipboard: Land of Wonder
Jewels: Black Flourish
Pearlescent: Licorice
Black Crackle Paste
Blossoms: Plum Pansy

Friday, 26 October 2018

Rustic ATC Coins - Beautifully Brisk BoBunny

Hello Everyone

Thank goodness it is Friday!!
It has been one hectic and crazy week!

I am looking forward to the weekend, with hopefully some rest and recuperation.
I do have a class tomorrow, but after that I plan to chill! ;-)

I recently was up on the BoBunny blog here and was thrilled with these ATC coins that I created.

Here is one of the coins I made and would love it if you popped over and had a look at the others.

Beautifully Brisk_ATC Coins_Denise_13 Oct 04

I made them rustic, rusty and old. It worked so great with all the earthy autumn tones.

I also created a shaker card, which I had never created before.

Beautifully Brisk_Happy Day Card_Denise_13 Oct 07

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visits!

Have a super Friday and weekend!
Denise x

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Altered Hanger & Embroidery Hoop

Hello Everyone

I recently did a Christmas hanger and embroidery hoop for a class and the class before that was also a hanger and hoop, but with a more general theme.

I have not yet shared these, so today I have the photo's to share.

I love that it is fairly simple, yet pretty. I am going to use this as a home decor piece.

Here is the hanger...

It has 2 sides...

 I used chippies and blooms and some crocheted elements.

Again, this is another piece that I will display or perhaps give away.

This is really a great idea for a gift and might even make some more for Christmas gifts.

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

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Christmas Tag - Zen Doodling

Hello Everyone

I have had a great weekend, so far, crafting and creating.
We had had a very cool weekend, with much needed rain and so has been the perfect weather for staying indoors and crafting.

I have a Christmas tag to share with you.

I used lots of layers and also did some zen doodling on the Christmas bauble.

Here is a close-up for the bauble below.

The base of the tag was a cardboard box, which was recycled and used again.

Before you know it, Christmas will be upon us and I really hope that this year I can get all my tags and cards done in good time, so there is no rush at the end!! LOL

Wishing you a fabulous and relaxing Sunday!
Cheers for now.
Denisen x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Shoe Card Holders - BoBunny Land of Wonder

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog here and was thrilled to bits with this project! ;-)
Which girl isn't in awe with a glamorous shoe??

Please pop over to the blog to see more details! ;-)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Adventures, Curiosity, Imagination, Roses, Time/ Land of Wonder
Noteworthy: Land of Wonder
Stickers: Land of Wonder
Laser Cut Chipboard: Elegant
Brads: Land of Wonder
Jewels: Tuxedo
Pearlescent: Sugar
Gesso: Black

American Crafts:
Vicki Boutin Colour Wheel: Cool Tones

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

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Altered Embroidery Hoop - Penelope Dee Christmas Royale

Hello Everyone

I gave a class recently, to alter an embroidery hoop and also used bits and pieces from Penelope Dee, Christmas Royale!

There wasn't too much mixed media, but a lot of layering of various bits and pieces.

I also showed the class how to put the Poinsettia flowers together. 

We did an altered Christmas hanger too, which I don't have a photo for yet, but will share it when I get the project back.

I can't believe Christmas is weeks away again and that this year has run away with me!!!!
But yes, time waits for nobody! ;-)

Have a fabulous and festive day!
Denise x

Monday, 8 October 2018

Art Journal Page -

Hello Everyone

I recently bought 2 stamps from our local stationery shop, because they were on special and marked down to half price.
So I couldn't resist and bought 2 of these super stamps from Santoro.

I used the first one to create an art journal page in my re-purposed Enid Blyton reading book. 

I prepared the page with a layer of gesso, but just a light one because I still wanted the reading words to show through.

I then stamped the image and coloured it with Distress Markers and then added some pearlescent and some wording from Penelope Dee papers.

Here are some close-ups below.

I really love how this page turned out and even though it is simple, it is one of my favourites, for sure!

I hope you have a super Monday and a super week.
Cheers for now..
Denise x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Be You Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Meadow Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back today with a layout of my Mom.
These photo's were taken when she was in her 20's.
She is now 81.

I used the pretty, pretty Meadow collection from Penelope Dee.

I did some flower stencilling on the background. I added white highlights and contouring to the stencilling.

This collection really has such fabulous wording. I had to use them, they are just so apt.

I fussy cut bits, as I always do and then also used some die-cut leaves and chippies.
I coloured the chippies with distress oxides.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits.
I will be round your blogs soon for a visit.

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Birthday Card - BoBunny Land of Wonder

Hello Everyone

Sorry that my blog has been a little quiet again for about 10 days.
I had a big class inbetween, with lots of preparation, as well as DT projects due all round!
It has been a busy, busy time.

But I do have a Birthday card to share with you today, which I made for my niece.
She turned 15 a few weeks back.

Land of Wonder_Have Your Cake and Eat It Card_Denise_26 Sep 01

I also created a video tutorial for this project here:

If you would like to see the creative process, then please check it out.
Give me a thumbs up or down and let me know if you liked it.

I am also up on the BoBunny blog here if you would like to see more details.

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

Friday, 21 September 2018

FabScraps ATCoin bloghop

Hello Everyone

Welcome to the FabScraps ATCoin blog hop! ;-)

Our crowned crafty will be announced on the FabScraps Facebook site for all to see.

To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize.

The Winner will be chosen at random on the 28th of September 2018 from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS. Our crowned crafty will be announced on the FabScraps blog for all to see.

I had so much fun making these coins and would love you to join along with us, to see what we created and what we coined! ;-)

I used the C109 Moment in Time Collection and then added some Zen Doodling, which is my newest arty craze! ;-)

I used some gorgeous die-cuts on the first coin, along with some stamping and then added the doodling. 

On the second one I also added a pretty die-cut and then did the doodling inbetween and added some pearlescent dots.

On the last coin, I again added a locket die-cut and then did some doodling around and on the die-cut itself and wrote the word Create.

Fabulicious FabScraps products used:
C109 006 So in Love - A Moment in Time
C109 002 Always and Forever - A Moment in Time
C109 008 Sealed with a Kiss - A Moment in Time
MC109 001A Carder's Pack - A Moment in Time
ST105 004 - FabScraps Stamp
FabScraps Pearls

Below is the list of Hoppers:

You are here: Denise van Deventer
This is your next stop: Gerry van der Velden
Lisa Marie Watling

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Farewell/Retirement Card - Penelope Dee Rustique & Travel Notes

Hello Everyone

Penelope Dee really have had some great collections and I am still enjoying Rustique and Travel Notes.

I had to create a card for a colleague at work, who is retiring at the end of the month and so used these 2 collections to make a card, but also a little book of memories, all in one.

I went for the vintage look! ;-)

All the little flowers are handmade.

Here's a little look at the inside, that has quite a few pages for messages and signing.

I included some little messages etc.

Below you can see all the various pages and bits.

Lastly, just a pic of one of the little notes again.

I really hope it will be special and meaningful for Marianne.
I know that this is one of my favourite projects to date! ;-)

Wishing you a fabulous and enjoyable day!
Thanks for the visit.
Cheers for now.
Denise x