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, 19 July 2018

Choose to Blossom Card - FabScraps - Pink Lemonade Collection

Hello Everyone

I am up on the FabScraps blog today, with a Choose to Blossom Card.

I used the super Pink Lemonade Collection! ;-)


I would love it, if you popped over and had a look! ;-)

I also have a step by step tutorial! ;-)

Products used:
  • FabScrapsPink Lemonade Collection paper range: C108 004, 001, 005
  • FabScraps Stencil: DS096
  • FabScraps Stamp: ST105 004
  • Leafy Chipboard Celebr8
  • Whitecardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint & Worn Lipstick
  • Versafine: Vintage Sepia& White
  • Paperartsy Infusions –Golden Sands
  • Gold Dimensional Pearls
  • White Gesso
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Medium Sized Pink and Yellow Flower
  • Border Stamp

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

Friday, 13 July 2018

You are Awesome Tag - Denise van Deventer - Penelope Dee Wanderlust

Hello Everyone

School holidays are almost at an end, but I have really enjoyed not being rushed in the mornings and afternoons! ;-)

I have a mixed media tag to share with you today, using the gorgeous Penelope Dee Wanderlust collection! ;-)


I created a rusty background, using Gathered Twigs distress ink.
I then used a Penelope Dee stencil and some crackle paste, over some leftover paper strips.


I also used some Penelope Dee Colour Me flowers and chipboard pieces.
These were coloured using distress oxides.


I then used a Penelope Dee stamp for the sentiment.

I really love how this tag turned out! ;-)

Thanks so much everyone, for visiting and leaving some love!
I really do appreciate it! ;-)

Have a fabulous weekend!
Denise x

Friday, 6 July 2018

Today is a Special Day Card - FabScraps Pink Lemonade Collection

Hello Everyone

Happy Friday to you all! ;-)
I hope it has been a good week.

I am up on the FabScraps Blog here and would love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)


I created a fairly simple card, with some fussy cut bits.
Sometimes simple is good! ;-)

I have a step by step tutorial on the FabScraps blog if you would like to see how I created it.

Here's also a look at this pretty and fresh collection!


Have a super Friday!

Cheers for now!
Denise x

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Having somewhere to go is Home - Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Rosalee Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back today with some Penelope Dee goodness, with the Rosalee collection.
This is one of the pages that I had not shared yet.
This collection is really so beautiful and pretty!

I created a page of my 2 neices.


I fussy cut many bits and pieces and then still also used some die-cuts in between.


I love the Roses on this collection. They are just fabulous.


This last photo gives you a side on view and you get to see the dimension and layers.


This photo was taken 4 years ago already.  The time seems to fly when it comes to the kids.
But they are still special and beautiful girls! I love them to bits! ;-)

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


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Down to Earth Mixed Media Page - Rustique Collection Penellope Dee

Hello Everyone

I have certainly been missing in action on my blog, but gladly I am still here to tell the tale! ;-)
LOL
I have been super hectic and then I also took a few days off, during the school holidays, to spend with my son. Then I also got a really bad dose of the flu, which I am still trying to shake off too!

Anyways, I am sharing a real favourite page today, one I created for Penelope Dee, using the gorgeous Rustique Collection! ;-)

Here it is.


I had this idea to create the sunrise colouring and effect around the photo, which is exactly what this photo is about.  It was a beautiful sunrise at Redhill Farm, Limpopo Dec 2017.

So I used the gorgeous, tree chippies from Penelope Dee, a chipboard frame from Blue Fern Studios and some grassy and twiggy die-cuts, along with Paperartsy Infusions and distress oxides, to create the sun and the sunrise colouring.
I am such a fan of these beautiful "sprinkles"! LOL

I also used the Blackcurrant sprinkles to colour the title.


Here you can see the sun and the twiggy branches.  I used a circle die-cut and some paper to create my outline and then dabbed distress oxides in and around the sun. Then I added some more sprinkles and colouring.


Lastly I added some white splashes along the bottom section, just to lighten it slightly.


I really love how this page turned out.  It is definitely a favourite for me! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Start Each Day with a Grateful Heart - Art Journal Pages - BoBunny Early Bird Collection

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog at the moment, with a post, which includes a video tutorial! ;-)
I would really love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)

Here is a sneak peek of these pages! ;-)

Early Bird_Art Journal Page_Denise_19 Jun_02

This page was really special for me and was also a reminder to myself to do exactly as the page says... and start each day with a Grateful heart! ;-)

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

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Fathers Day Cards - Penelope Dee Wanderlust

Hello Everyone

Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers out there today, wishing you all a blessed and super day! ;-)
I spent the day with my family and it was great to sit around the fireplace, have some lunch and just enjoy each others company! ;-)

I created some cards for the men in our family, using the Wanderlust Collection from Penelope Dee, along with a few bits from Go See Do and the Maestro Collection.

Here's the first one.


I went a bit rusty and grungy on all 3 cards and really love the result.
I played with Infusions from Paperartsy too....I love these little sprinkles! ;-)


Here's the second one.


And a closer look...


Lastly, the 3rd card.


Here's the close-up.


On all these cards I used chippies, metal bits and charms, washers, embossing powders, 3D powders, 3D balls, Infusions and gel medium.
I can't tell you how much fun it was to play! ;-)

I really love this collection from Penelope Dee and I really love the Infusions from Paperartsy. They are my new favourite sprinkles! ;-)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I hope you had a fabulous day!

Cheers for now
Denise x

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Time for Tea Canvas - BoBunny Early Bird Collection

Morning All

I am up on the BoBunny blog at the moment, with a Tea Time canvas! ;-)

I would love it if you popped along and had a look at the details! ;-)

Early Bird_Time for Tea Canvas_Denise_11 Jun_03

It's been a while since I did a canvas! So I really did enjoy it! ;-)

I am also loving the new BoBunny stamps, they are really so super! ;-)
When they are released and up on the blog, I will share them with you! ;-)

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

Monday, 11 June 2018

Mr & Mrs Mixed Media Layout - Class - BoBunny Only You

Hello Everyone

I was super busy last week.  My son was busy with exams, work was busy, I was trying to get DT projects finished and I was also preparing for a class, that happened this past weekend!
It was one of the busiest weeks ever! Thank goodness I survived! LOL

So sorry for being missing in action!

So here was the double page that I did and this was also the class page!
South Africans are still very much double pagers...so this was the first double page I have done in quite a number of years! ;-)


I used the Only You collection from BoBunny, along with Celebr8 chippies and flowers.
Some new products used were also Nuvo mousse, sequins and confetti.

We really did have a super class and a good time was had by all! ;-)

It was good to meet new people and also share creativity and learn new tips and tricks!

I wish you a really good Monday and hope you have a super week!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Destination Happiness Layout - BoBunny World Traveler

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog at the moment, with a mixed media layout! ;-)

I really love this page and so enjoyed creating it! ;-)

I would love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)

Here is a sneak peek.

World Traveler_Destination Happiness Layout_Denise_28 May_02

I used lots of chippies and stamping on this page...some of my favourite goodies! ;-)

This layout took me back to a place of serenity, relaxation and such fabulous family times. I love the African Bushveld and this layout made me long for fresh mornings, fly-fishing and warm sherries next to the fire!!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Embark, Journey, Postage, Continents/ World Traveler
Cardstock: Boysenberry Double Dot
Stickers:  Combo Sticker / World Traveler
Noteworthy: World Traveler
Stamps: Be The Light, On This Day, Take Note, Rough It Up
Pearlescent: Buttercup
Dies: Mandala

I, again, also used my favourite die-cut sets, to handmake the purple flowers!


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

Monday, 4 June 2018

Treasured Memories - Rosalee Collection Penelope Dee

Hello Everyone

Today I have a layout to share with you, using the gorgeous and beautiful Rosalee Collection from Penelope Dee.


I used these papers by layering them and fussy cutting them. These papers are so so gorgeous!
I really wanted to get the best use out of them.


I coloured the chippies with distress oxides and love how they came out.


There are just so many gorgeous bits on these papers, that it was really hard to decide which one's I should use! ;-)

This photo is of my cousins daughter, on her wedding day! Sadly I could not attend, but the photo was just beautiful and so I wanted to document it and use these beautiful papers, along with it.

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

Sunday, 3 June 2018

I love Coffee the Daily Grind Layout - CSI Case File 255 FabScraps

Hello Everyone

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

FabScraps is sponsoring CSI this month and so I was asked to create a page for the new Case File.


EVIDENCE
  • solid white background
  • scallops
  • stripes
  • hearts
  • dots
  • rhinestones
  • ribbons/bows
  • circles
  • donut (or other food accents)
  • decorative border
  • seal or other animal
  • glitter
  • stars/starburst/ asterisk
  • texture paste
  • heat embossing
  • people embellishments
  • crown
  • mimic the sprinkles on the donuts
TESTIMONY (JOURNALING IDEAS)
  • Topic: Document something about food or a meal.
  • Prompt Idea: Get inspired at Three Word Wednesday (inspired by the 3 donuts in the air). Be sure to scroll down or use the archives to get the words. 
  • Presentation: Add your journaling to a circular journaling spot or tag.
  • Writing Format: Write a haiku (inspired by the 3 donuts in the air).
  • Inspiration Words: sparkle, playful, juggle
THE SCHEME
  • 86.144.158 – teal
  • 185.226.212 – pale turquoise
  • 255.255.255 – bright white
  • 211.149.174 – pinkish purple
  • 90.75.108 – dark violet

So for the evidence, this is what I used:
Solid White Background
Stripes
People Embelishments

Testimony: I documented about food or a meal - I documented about coffee and a Chelsea bun.

And lastly, I used all the colours.

So here's my page.


I used FabScraps paper and chippies, along various stamps, diecuts and I also used a FabScraps stencil on the background.


I handmade the purple flowers from cardstock, using the gorgeous Sizzix diecut set, small tattered florals.


Journalling:
There is nothing better, than a cup of coffee and a Chelsea Bun.
Coffee is a daily...a few times daily and the Chelsea an added bonus, every now and then!
Coffee starts the day and the coffee aroma, as one makes it, just signals the start of the day and indicates that I have to get my butt into gear and get ready for the day ahead.
Coffee is also the inbetweener, when I need a little break at work and I can take 10 mins to go off to the kitchen and have a change of scenery and perhaps a little chat.
Coffee is also sometimes the last action for the day, where I can reflect on the day gone past and it warm my tummy before I get into bed!
It is pure medicine for the soul!

Perhaps you can play along this month! ;-)
Pop over here for all the details.

Anyways, hope you have a fabulous day!
I am just about to go and have another cup of the medicine brew!!! ;-)

Cheers for now!
Denise x


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Adore Tag - Penelope Dee - Rosalee Collection

Hello Everyone

Where is this year going?
The time just seems to be flying by! ;-)

I have a mixed media tag to share with you today, using the fabulous and pretty Rosalee Collection from Penelope Dee.


I used the cut offs on the 12x12 papers to create the background and then added some gesso stencilling and crackle stamping.

I also did quite a bit if fussy cutting and layered these pieces up, with some gorgeous chipboard.

And lastly, I added a guinea fowl feather! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! ;-)
I really appreciate the love! ;-)
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Greeting Cards - BoBunny Early Bird and World Traveler

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a good week.
I am popping in quickly to share two BoBunny greeting cards with you.

Please pop over here to the BoBunny blog for more details! ;-)

Here are my sneak peeks! ;-)

Early Bird_Bloom Where You are Planted Card_Denise_20 May_02

World Traveller_Live Life to the Full Card_Denise_20 May_06

I, again, also used my favourite die-cut sets, to handmake the maroon flowers!



It really is so satisfying to make one's own flowers and really economical too! ;-)

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

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Wedding Card - FabScraps - Memory Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I created a wedding card for the lovely Karla Strydom, who recently got married at FabScraps.
I used the pretty Memory Lane Collection.


I fussy cut some of the pretty patterned papers and then paired this with some new and older FabScraps chipboard pieces.

Pop along here to view the entire Memory Lane Collection. ;-)

Products used:

DC105 007- Die Cut Word

 Vintage Elegance Collection - Die Cut Embellishments - Filigree Signpost
Celebr8 Blooms

Serenity Collection - Chipboard Die Cuts - Leaf Stems



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

Monday, 21 May 2018

Mother's Day Cards - Penelope Dee Mother of Pearl Collection

Hello Everyone

Life is really hectic and I have been super busy in the background, doing DT projects etc. but I really have not have much time to sit in front of the PC and write posts.
So I apologise for being missing.

However, I can share some Mother's Day cards.
I used the beautiful Mother of Pearl collection from Penelope Dee.


I used the one above for my Mom. ;-)

The one below, I used for my sister.


They were pleased with them, so that made me so happy! ;-)

I hope you had a good Mother's Day last weekend.

Wishing you a fabulous Monday and a good week ahead!

Be back soon!
Denise x

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Coffee Therapy Card - FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection

Hello Everyone

I have a second card to share with you today, using Coffee Confessions!
It is just a gorgeous and fun collection.


I really so love the colours on this card! ;-)


I hand made the blue flowers and love how they pop off this card.

I have a step by step tutorial for this project.

For This Project You Will Need:

FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range: C103 006, 007, 008
FabScraps DC103 005- Die Cut Word
Green and blue cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Blue Jeans, Iced Spruce
White resin corners
White pearls
White Gel Pen
White Gesso
BoBunny Die: Ever After Card Die
Grey fineliner
Circle Chipboard

Instructions:
1. Sizzix Big Shot Machine:
Cut 1 x the die-cut frame from the green cardstock.
Cut 6 x the flowers and leaves from the green and blue cardstock
Make 3 sized flowers and assemble the flower layers with glue.
Tweak all the petal edges with a tweezer and then add white gesso highlights to the edges
2. Cut the 2 patterned papers to size and distress the edges.  Ink the edges with blue jeans distress oxide ink and adhere the green patterned paper to the blue beans patterned paper base.
3. Using blue jeans distress oxide, colour the circle chipboard and word pieces. Use a white gel pen to add highlights, once dry.
4. Adhere the frame die-cut to the centre of the card. Outline the die-cut with a grey fine-liner.
5. Fussy cut the coffee cups from the patterned paper and ink the edges with blue jeans distress oxide ink.
6. Adhere and raise the elements on the card, as per the photo.
7. Adhere the resin corners to the card.
8. Add grey fine-liner details to the leaves and adhere these, along with the handmade blue flowers to the card. Add a pearl to the centres. 
9. All Done!

Thanks again for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits!
Cheers for now
Denise x

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Special Card - FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection

Hello Everyone

I created some cards with this pretty collection and I am sharing one with you today.


It's quite a girly card, with all the fun and girly elements.



I handmade the pink flowers too, using my "so loved" Sizzix Small Tattered Florals die set.


I also have a step by step tutorial below:


For This Project You Will Need:
·         FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range: C103 003, 004, 005,006; MC103 001A Card Kit
·         FabScraps Stencil: DS085
·         Green and pink cardstock
·         Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce
·         Tim Holtz Stamp: Papillon
·         Sizzix Thinlits Small Tattered Florals
·         White resin corners
·         White pearls
·         BoBunny pearlescent: Chocolate
·         BoBunny Die: Darling Doily
·         Grey fineliner

Instructions:
1.       Sizzix Big Shot Machine:
·         Cut 1x doily from C103 005
·         Cut 3x the flowers, from the pink cardstock
·         Make various sized flowers and assemble the flower layers with glue.
·         Tweak all the petal edges with a tweezer and then add Frayed Burlap to the edges
2.       Cut the cardstock and stripe patterned paper to size and distress the edges.  Ink the edges with frayed burlap distress oxide ink and adhere the patterned paper to the card.
3.       Using Iced Spruce distress oxide, stamp the entire stamp to the central part of the card.
4.       Using the FabScraps stencil and an ink sponge, stencil the pattern, with frayed burlap distress oxide, to the centre of the card. Allow this to dry. Outline the stencilling with a grey fine-liner.
5.       Fussy cut the various elements from the patterned papers and ink the edges with frayed burlap distress oxide ink.
6.       Adhere the doily and the fussy cut elements and card kit elements to the card, along with the resin corners.
7.       Add the handmade pink flowers to the card. Add a pearl to the centres.
8.       Using the chocolate pearlescent, add some dots for detail on the green handbag.
9.       All Done!

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

Monday, 7 May 2018

Today is a Celebration Tag - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

I hope you had a good weekend and that Monday has been kind to you! ;-)

A few weeks back I was playing with my distress oxides and embossing powders.
I used an embossing folder over a distress oxide inked background and then added some white embossing over the raised edges.


I then also added some white spritz over the entire tag.  It gave it such a soft and gorgeous look.


I don't think I will ever stop playing with my oxides and inks.
There is just so much that one can do! ;-)

Lastly I added a bit of a burnt, dark edge to the tag, which I also love.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
I hope it inspires you to play, play play!!!! -)

Cheers for now
Denise x

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Embossed Tag - Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

Apologies for being missing for a week. I have been rather busy creating and preparing for classes and so haven't had much time to sit in front of the PC.

I have an embossed tag to share with you today.
I also played with my distress oxides and love the result.


Here's a closer look.


I tried to only touch the raised edges with the embossing sponge and so these are the areas where the most heat embossing took place! ;-)

Thanks so much for popping in, for this short post.
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x