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.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Angel Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Black Tie Affair

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog here, with a mixed media layout and a video tutorial.
I would really love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)

Here are some sneak peeks.

Black Tie Affair_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_12 Apr_02

Black Tie Affair_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_12 Apr_03

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Midnight, Formal, Glamour,Lovely / Black Tie Affair
Cardstock: Licorice Dot
Stickable Stencil: Love
Laser Cut Chipboard: Foliage, Cute
Blossoms: Clover Daisy

We R Memory Keepers:
Flower Punch Board

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

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Thankful Mini Album - FabScraps Memory Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I have another FabScraps project to share with you today!
It's a FabScraps overload at the moment...but all good I think! ;-)
I created a mini album with Memory Lane and I absolutely adore the end result.


I was able to fussy cut, to my hearts content! ;-)





I also had fun with my distress oxides and stamps to create the backgrounds.

Here is a close-up of the background.


To give you an idea of how I created this album, I also put together a tutorial.

For This Project You Will Need:
FabScraps Memory Lane Collection paper: MC105 001A – Card Kit
FabScraps Memory Lane Collection paper: C105 001, 002
FabScraps Chipboard: DC105 001 Album, DC105 006 Die Cut Word
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserve
White Gel Pen
White pearls
Die-Cuts: Medium Oval, Medium Rectangle, BoBunny Flourish, Butterfly, Sizzix Small Tattered Florals, Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK – Labels Fancy
Crackle Stamp, BoBunny Sentiment Stamps
Liquid Pearls Dark Chocolate
Craft Mat

Instructions:
1. Die Cuts:
Cut 3x Medium Oval die-cuts from the patterned papers
Cut 2x Medium Rectangle die-cuts from the patterned papers
Cut 3x Medium Rectangle die-cuts from the patterned papers
Cut 2x Large Sizzix Framelits – Labels Fancy from the patterned papers
Ink all the edges with Iced Spruce
2. Album:
Dab lines of Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve on the craft mat. Spritz with water and then place the album pieces in the watery ink.  Keep moving the pieces round to soak up all the ink and also provide complete coverage. Allow this to dry.
Add more of the 2 colours separately, again, over the album pieces. Allow to dry.
Once completely dry, use the crackle stamp and Iced Spruce oxide to stamp over all the album pieces.
Ink all the album edges with Iced Spruce oxide.
3. Fussy cut various flower clusters and bits and pieces from the patterned papers, to use as decoration.
4. Adhere the various fussy cut pieces, die-cuts and bits to each album page. Layer and raise some of the elements.
5. Colour the chipboard word with Iced Spruce oxide ink and once dry, outline with a white gel pen.
6. Add sentiment stamping with Iced Spruce oxide ink.
7. Add Dark Chocolate liquid pearl centres to the fussy cut flower centres and to the butterflies.
8. Add white pearls to the cover and outline the chipboard design with a white gel pen.
9. Add white gel highlights to the branch die-cuts.
10. All Done!

I really love how this little album turned out! ;-)

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



Monday, 23 April 2018

Art Journal Page - FabScraps - Coffee Confessions

Hello Everyone

I recently did an art journal page, using Coffee Confessions from FabScraps.
I so enjoyed making this page and also really love how it turned out.


There are so many layers here, of paints, inks, gesso and papers. Each layer just adds another interest.


These patterned papers, with these cute doggies are just fabulous! ;-)


I love the sentiment. "All You Need is Love and a Cup of Coffee"

I have a step by step tutorial to share with you.


For This Project You Will Need:
FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range : C103 008, 001, 002, 004
FabScraps Stencil: DS085, DS047, DS039
Tim Holtz Stencil: Coffee Stains
Tim Holtz Stamp: Mixed Media
BoBunny Stamp: Take Note
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood
Versafine Ink: Vintage Sepia
White Gel Pen
Grey Fineliner
Distress Marker: Vintage Photo
Dala Gel Medium
Baby Wipes
White Gesso


Instructions:
1. Fussy cut the various elements and words from the various patterned papers.
2. Using a baby wipe, spread Victorian Velvet distress paint over the art journal page. Once dry, add small amounts of the Weathered Wood and blend well with the baby wipe. Allow to dry.
3. Using the FabScraps stencil and Gathered Twigs paint, using a sponge dabber, stencil the wording randomly around the page.  Allow this to dry.
4. Using the FabScraps stencil again and Antique Linen paint, using a sponge dabber, stencil the coffee pattern randomly around the page.  Allow this to dry.
5. Using the Tim Holtz stencil again and Gathered Twigs paint, using a sponge dabber, stencil the coffee stains pattern randomly around the page.  Allow this to dry.
6. Take a paint brush and cover the entire page with gel medium. Allow to dry.
7. Add stamping, using the BoBunny stamp and vintage sepia ink and then the Tim Holtz mixed media dot stamp with Worn Lipstick oxide. Stamp these randomly around the page.
8. Using the FabScraps grid stencil, add some Iced Spruce oxide stencilling around the page.  Allow to dry.
9. Using the FabScraps stencil and gesso, stencil the Eiffel tower on the page, as per the photo. Allow to dry.  Once dry, add some colour with Iced Spruce oxide ink and a sponge. Run the sponge over the edges.
10. Stick down the various fussy cut pieces and wording on the page, as per the photo.
11. Cover the gesso stencilling and the stuck down, fussy cut pieces with gel medium and allow to dry.
12. Use the grey fine liner to add detailing on the Eiffel tower.
13. Add shadows around the fussy cut pieces and Eiffel tower with the Vintage Photo distress marker.  Use your finger to blend the colour into the background.
14. Use a white gel pen to add some highlights to the images and create the coffee steam from the cup.
15. All Done!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by!
I hope you found some time today for a coffee and some love! ;-)

Cheers for now
Denise x

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Happy Life Mixed media Layout - FabScraps Memory Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I have yet another FabScraps project to share with you today.
The first 2 collections that I received, are really so gorgeous!
I can't stop playing! ;-)

I am up here on the FabScraps blog, with a step by step tutorial too! ;-)

Please pop along and have a look!

Here are some sneak peeks.



I hope you are having a super Sunday!

Thanks for the visit.

Cheers for now.
Denise x


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A Cup of Coffee Mixed Media Layout - FabScraps - Coffee Confessions Collection

Hello Everyone

Today I am back with another FabScraps project, but this time with the Coffee Confessions collection.
This is really another gorgeous and cute collection.

Here is the page I created.


There is some amazing wording on this collection and is so very true! ;-)

Again I have some close-ups and also a step by step tutorial.




For This Project You Will Need:
FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range : C103 003, 007, 004
FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range : MC103 001A
FabScraps Stencil: DS085
FabScraps Stickers: ST103 001
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft stock purple
Tim Holtz Stamp: Papillon
Prima Stamps: Coffee Stains
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce
Martha Stewart Circle Punch
White Gel Pen
Various flowers, purple and pink
White Gesso
Perfect Pearls: White
White Gauze

Instructions:
1. Martha Stewart Circle Punch:
Punch the circle design from the purple kraft stock, using 7,5 inches
Use a white gel pen to add faux stitching on the design.
Add perfect pearls to the punched design
2. Cut C103 003 2 thirds down on the page and use the reverse for the last 3rd of your page. Trim the papers to fit your kraft stock, with a border. Stick these down with double sided tape.
3. Using the FabScraps stencil and gesso, add stencilling on the top left and bottom right corners.  Allow this to dry.
4. Add stamping using the Prima coffee stains stamp and Work Lipstick oxide and then the Tim Holtz Papillon writing stamp with Iced Spruce oxide. Stamp these in and around the dried stencilling.
5. Stick down the punched circle, with raised tape and add the photo’s.  Photo’s are approximately 12x8cm and 11x6cm.
6. Using white gauze, add these in and around the photo’s and on the top left and bottom right of the photo’s. Adhere with white glue.
7. Fussy cut the cups from C103 003 and 007. Place and adhere these, as per the photo.  Stick down the cup from the sticker sheet and the die-cut shoes from the card pack. Ink the edges with Iced Spruce oxide ink.
8. Add the various flowers and adhere with white glue.
9. Fussy cut the wording from C103 003 and adhere to the layout with double sided tape.
10. Add pearls to the shoe die-cuts for detailing.
11. All Done!

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits!
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Denise x

Monday, 16 April 2018

Grateful Mixed Media Tag - FabScraps - Memory Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I really do love the new collection from FabScraps, called Memory Lane!
It really is just gorgeous! ;-)

I created a mixed media tag, with this stunning collection.


I have a step by step tutorial, which tells you how I created it! ;-)

For This Project You Will Need:
·         FabScraps Memory Lane Collection paper range : MC105 001A – Card Kit
·         FabScraps Stencil: DS089
·         Ranger Manila Tag
·         Grey and Purple Cardstock
·         Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover
·         Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Weathered Wood
·         Sizzix Thinlits Small Tattered Florals
·         White Gel Pen
·         White pearls
·         White Gesso
·         BoBunny die-cut: Darling Doily
·         BoBunny pearlescent: Chocolate

Instructions:
1. Sizzix Big Shot Machine:
Cut 3x the flowers and the twigs, from the purple and grey cardstock
Make various sized flowers and assemble the flower layers with glue.
Tweak all the petal edges with a tweezer and then add gesso for highlights
Cut a doily with the BoBunny die-cut and stripey paper from the card kit
2. Using the Fabscraps stencil, an ink sponge and the distress paint, stencil 2 feathers on the manila tag. Dab the paint gently onto the tag, through the stencil. Allow this to dry.
3. Using a white gel pen, add outlines to the feathers to make them stand out.
4. Using the distress oxides, colour the manila tag, with the different shades. Use circular motions with an ink sponge. Spritz with a little water and allow to dry.
5. Cut away a 3rd of the doily and adhere it to the right-hand side, of the tag.
6. Fussy cut leaves, flower clusters and individual flowers from the floral, patterned papers and ink the edges with distress oxide ink. Add dimension to these flowers and leaves with a rounding tool and foam mat.
7. Using double sided tape, layer these leaves and flowers around the tag.  Add some of the die-cut twigs into these clusters.
8. Add the handmade purple flowers to the central cluster. Add a pearl to the centres and highlight the edges with gesso.
9. Cut the “grateful” sentiment from the patterned papers, ink the edge with oxide ink and adhere to the tag.
10. Using the chocolate pearlescent, add some dots and detail to the fussy cut, flower centres.
11. All Done!

Here are some more close-ups.



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

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Card and Tag Combo - BoBunny Black Tie Affair

Hello Everyone

I am back today with some BoBunny goodness and the new collection....Black Tie Affair.
It is so elegant and gorgeous.
I am up here on the BoBunny blog and would love it, if you popped over and had a look.

I have some sneak peeks of the card and tag.

Black Tie Affair_Love Card_Denise_05 Apr_02

On the card I added one colour, Boysenberry.

On the tag, I added Cerise.

Black Tie Affair_Love Tag_Denise_05 Apr_05

BoBunny Supplies: 
Patterned Paper: Midnight, Lace, Glamour, Formal, Serenade, Rendezvous/ Black Tie Affair
Cardstock: Boysenberry Dot
Noteworthy: Black Tie Affair
Jewels: Tuxedo Double Dot
Pearlescent: Blush
Blossoms: Plum Purple Daisy
Stickable Stencil: Love
Crackle Paste: Black

We R Memory Keepers:
Mini ABC Punch Board

American Crafts Supplies:
Sticky Thumb Adhesive
Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam Dots

I love creating with Black and White. This combo is always elegant and always beautiful.

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

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Happy Easter Cards - BoBunny Cottontail

Hello Everyone

I was recently up on the BoBunny blog here with some cards for Easter.

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)
This is really one of my favourite collections, for a long time!

Here are some sneak peeks from the cards.

Cotton Tail_Easter Card_Denise_29 Mar_03

and

Cotton Tail_Easter Card_Denise_29 Mar_04

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Papers: Springtime, Bunnies, Festive, Gardening/Cottontail
Cardstock: French Vanilla, Brilliant Blue Damask, Power Blue Vintage, Wasabi Vintage
Noteworthy: Cottontail
Jewels: Blue Hues
Stamps: Captured, Eggcellent
Pearlescent: Licorice
Dies: Mandala 

Sizzix Die-Cuts:

Tattered Lace Die-cuts:
Meadow Leaves


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

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Birthday Card - Distress Oxide Inks/ Tattered Lace Dies

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Tuesday.  I hope this week is treating you well! ;-)

I have another Birthday card to share with you, using the Forest Green distress oxide ink.
I just love this colour to bits! ;-)


I think the colouring and design, make it rather dramatic.
I love the result.


 I really love these die-cut leaves too and the black, with white highlights are so pretty.

I used distress embossing powder for the chippie and again love the colour and texture.

This is one of my favourite cards, for quite a while!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit!
Denise x


Monday, 9 April 2018

Happy Birthday Card - Distress Oxide Inks

Hello Everyone

I had some fun last week at my scrap and chat evening and played with my distress oxide inks.
I made a Birthday Card.


I used the new Forest Moss green, which I know is going to be a favourite of mine.
I used it to colour the chipboard leaves.


I really love the colour combo on this card and those little red poppies just make it pop.

I hope my friend liked her Birthday Card and felt special in receiving it too!

Have a Blessed Monday...
Cheers for now
Denise x

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy Easter Tag - BoBunny Cottontail Collection

Hello Everyone

Where has this past week gone? The days are just flying past and I am really trying to keep track of them all! LOL
I hope that you had a good Easter and enjoyed a few days off.

I created this Easter tag, using the really fabulous Cottontail collection.
I so love this collection, to bits.


I kept it simple, but hopefully the layers kept it interesting.

The background was created with distress oxides.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you had a great week and weekend!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Friday, 30 March 2018

May All Your Wishes Come True Tag - FabScraps Meadow Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I have my first FabScraps project to share with you! ;-)
I am up on the FabScraps blog here! ;-)

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look.
I have a step by step tutorial for this tag too! ;-)


Materials Used:

FabScraps Memory Lane Collection paper range : MC105 001A – Card Kit
FabScraps Stencil: DS041 Zooty Dots
Ranger Manila Tag
Grey and Purple Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Worn Lipstick
Sizzix Thinlits Small Tattered Florals

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous Good Friday!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Thursday, 29 March 2018

April Craft Stamper

Hello Everyone

I am sooo excited that the April Craft Stamper is available.
I have 2 projects in this issue, which is really so super for me.

Here is the magazine cover and some sneak peeks of my projects.
It really urge you to get your hands on a copy! ;-)




Thanks so much for popping in!
I hope you have a super long weekend.
Denise x


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Birthday Card - BoBunny Essentials

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a great week so far.

I am up on the BoBunny blog here, with a Birthday Card, using all the gorgeous BoBunny essentials.

Here is a little sneak peek.

Double Dot_Birthday Card_Denise_20 Mar_02

I used BoBunny cardstocks and dies and also hand created the flowers. ;-)

I would really appreciate it, if you popped along and had a look.

Thanks ever so much for the visit.
Truly appreciated!
Denise x

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Altered Book/Mini Album - De-stashing and Scraps

Hello Everyone

I really was so busy creating in the background to get quite a few projects finished and so have not spent too much time blogging and posting in the last few weeks! ;-)

I had a class this past weekend and we basically started this project that I am sharing today.
This little album is not a 1 day project and certainly took me a number of weeks.
It is still a work in progress, but 90% finished I would think. But also maybe not...as I keep adding and adding to it! LOL

Anyways, here is how it started out.


I thinned out a few pages from the various signatures and this was the result.


Then started the task of altering the pages, but also deciding what papers etc. to use.
I de-stashed wonderfully and used Teresa Collins papers and bits that I have had for ages.


And after a few weeks work, here is the altered book.



I used some BoBunny petals and a gorgeous chipboard piece for the cover.

Below are some of the inside pages, I will only share a few, as I don't want to bore you and kill you with images! ;-)




I did stencilling, painting, stamping and used die-cuts to keep down the bulk, but yes, adding in materials, lace and bits and bobs obviously added some bulk to this book.

This is definitely a project of love and I still will add to it. I will also eventually add my photo's too and then it should be complete.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the love and comments.
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Vintage Valentine's Cards - BoBunny Charmed Collection

Hello Everyone

I still have some vintage Valentine's Day cards that for some or other reason, I haven't shared yet.
I used the gorgeous BoBunny Charmed Collection.




I also handmade some flowers from BoBunny cardstock for these cards, using the Sizzix die-cut set listed below.




Here was my second card.


I did a lot of layers and added various textures to this card.


On both of these cards I had also used embossing folders that I hadn't used for ages. They really do add some gorgeous texture.

Thanks so much for popping by!
I hope you have a stunning day!
Denise x


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Farewell Card - ScrapBerrys - Words Live Forever

Hello Everyone

Recently I had to make a card for a colleague at work that was leaving.
I used the ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever collection, as its vintage, slightly masculine and just gorgeous.


I used some BoBunny stamps as well, for the background and just layered up quite a few bits and pieces.



I hope he liked the card! ;-)
With guys, one is not always sure exactly what they think!

Anyways, I hope you had a super day!
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Denise x