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 July 2018

Paradise Art Journal Page - BoBunny Escape to Paradise Collection

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog here with art journal pages, in my upcycled Enid Blyton reading book! 
I really had so much fun with these pages and love how they turned out! ;-)

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

Here's a little sneak peek,

Escape to Paradise_Art Journal Pages_Denise_28 Jul_04

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pineapples, Swim, Waves, Beach, Dreamy, / Escape to Paradise
Stamps: Painted Circles, Rough it Up
Pearlescent: Licorice
American Crafts:
Color Wheel Vicky Boutin - Cool Tones

Over the past weekend my son also turned 11. So I was really busy with parties, friends and family! 
I am amazed that 11 years have already passed and he is turning into a young man!
A scary thought! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Always in My Heart Card - Penelope Dee - Rustique Collection

Hello Everyone

I was able to play some more with the gorgeous Rustique and Wanderlust collection from Penelope Dee and I created this vintage card. I really love how this card turned out.

I used oxides to colour the chipboard and then added some fixative, to give it a little shinier look. Not hugely so, but allowed the colours to show up better on the shiny chipboard.

I also added little bits of leftover lace around the edges of the card.

I used a new die-cut set to cut these leaves. I really love this little set.

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

Have a gorgeous day!
Denise x

Friday, 20 July 2018

Travel Wallet - Penelope Dee - Wanderlust Collection

Hello Everyone

I have a super travel wallet to share with you, that I created with the stunning Wanderlust collection from Penelope Dee! ;-)

I had soooo much fun creating this wallet.
I used the faux leather technique.

I explained the technique on a previous blog post here, if you would like to know how to do this.

Here is the cover of the wallet! ;-)

I used some washi tape on the folded edge, along with some of the beautiful Penelope Dee chippies, which I coloured with distress ink.

Now for the inside.

I created pockets, some tags and used Penelope Dee stamps.

I even upcycled a clothing tag, which was used in one of the pockets.
(shown above).  It was the perfect colouring and styling for this wallet.

And then lastly the back cover...

I really do like this faux leather effect and it really is not very shiny and feels just like leather! ;-)

I will definitely put this to good use! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!
Denise x

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! ;-)
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