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.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Smile Mixed Media Tag - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

I am up here on the Little Birdie Crafts blog with a mixed media tag.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

I even have a step by step tutorial on how I created this tag.

Here's a little sneak peek.


Little Birdie Supplies Used:
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium
Matt Chalk Acrylic Paint – Wild Moss
Metallic Wax – Rich Gold
Aqua Medley Papers
Primed Chipboard Words, Fancy Panel

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

Monday, 5 August 2019

Family - Mini Album - BoBunny Boulevard

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well on your end.

Things have been busy on my side with my son and my Dads Birthdays last week.
My son turned 12 and is really getting so tall! He is big boy now and is almost as tall as his Mother! LOL

I was recently up on the BoBunny blog here with a mini album.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

I also created a video tutorial, which is up on the BoBunny blog and YouTube channel.

Here's a little sneak peek...

Boulevard_Family Mini Album_Denise_30 Jul 03

BoBunny Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Boulevard, D'Amour, De Belleville, Des Fleurs, De France, Du Jardin, De Paris, Des Roses/ Boulevard 12x12 Paper Pad
Noteworthy: Boulevard
Layered Chipboard: Boulevard
Cardstock Stickers with foil: Boulevard
Stamps: Boulevard, Postale, Take Note
Washi Tape: Boulevard
Dies: Terrific Tag, Love Squared, Congratulations Card Dies, Mandala, Flourish, Trellis Square. Tick Tock

The Boulevard collection is absolutely stunning and definitely one I will be using often.

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

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Birthday Cards - Little Birdie Crafts - Aqua Medley

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well and that this week is being kind to you.

I am up on the Little Birdie Crafts blog here with some Birthday Cards, using the gorgeous Aqua Medley collection.

Here is a little sneak peek.


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

Little Birdie Products used:
Aqua Medley Collection Papers & Packaging
Aqua Medley Embelishment Pack
Clear Stamps – Greeting Bulletin
Chipboard – Flora Hoops
Sparkle – Silver Sage
Blooms – Alvero Aqua Medly 6pc & Fairy Rosa Aqua Medley
Stencils – Spaced Chevron & Honey Comb
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Folder Layout - BoBunny Boulevard Collection

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog at the moment, with a folder layout...

If you would like to know more about this and also see the details...
please pop over here.

I really had so much fun creating this page and I want to explore more variations on it.

Here is a sneak peek...

Boulevard_Folder Layout_Denise_16 Jul 07

I also got to play with this new collection, which is just absolutely gorgeous!!!!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Boulevard, D'Amour, De Belleville, Du Parc, De Versailles/ Boulevard
Noteworthy: Boulevard
Layered Chipboard: Boulevard
Cardstock Stickers with foil: Boulevard
Stamps: Boulevard, Take Note
Washi Tape: Boulevard

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

Monday, 15 July 2019

Dream Mixed Media Layout - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

I was up on the Little Birdie Crafts blog here recently, with a mixed media layout.

This page was to document my spoiled doggie Sally! LOL

Here's a sneak peek.


I would love it if you popped along to have a look.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:
Purple Passion Patterned Papers
Honey Comb Stencil
Aloha Embellishments – Fairy Sparkle
Chipboard Words
Chipboard Fern Leaves
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Denise x

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Seriously Awesome Mini Album - Penelope Dee - Artisan

Hello Everyone

I am on a Penelope Dee sharing frenzy, as I have not shared these projects in a while!

So today I am back with a little mini album, using the Artisan Collection.


I really love the masculine feel of this collection, with the leather elements and fabulous, earthy colouring.


I added buttons and yarn string for embelishments.


I kept the album masculine and so there are no flowers or delicate elements here! LOL

I recently brought some brushes which I have been using with my distress oxides and inks, for a much softer touch and you can see the result below. I absolutely adore my new brushes.


I plan to add some more pages to this album, time allowing!

Thanks for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Friday, 12 July 2019

Adventure Layout - Penelope Dee PostCard Collection

Hello Everyone

This layout really took me back a few years, to before I was even married and Johann and I were still dating. That is a lifetime ago....LOL

Anyways, I used the Penelope Dee PostCard collection for this adventure layout.

We had taken a trip on the steam train from Pretoria to Cullinan and then had a picnic there for the day and then travelled back again on the train.  It was a fabulous day.

I layered up lots of fussy cut bits, from the patterned paper, behind the photo. I love the vintage envelopes, tags etc. from this collection.


I used lots of stamps to add to the postage, vintage feel.


I handmade the little blue flowers and then added touches of brown to the edges.


I still have lots of plans for the remainder of this collection but just need time to play some more.
Soon..... :-)

This was a fabulous walk down memory lane and I loved creating with these papers. They made me very nostalgic! ;-)

Have you had a walk down memory lane lately??

Have a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Chin Up Buttercup Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Utopia

Hello Everyone

I love the name of this collection....Utopia!!! Such a fun and fabulous collection from Penelope Dee.

I had this photo of my niece and thought that this collection would be perfect for it.


I fussy cut the artsy bits and then also cut circles for the background. I then did some water colour techniques and splashes with distress oxide. It gave a lovely and soft effect.

I also fussy cut flowers which I layered up and used for my embelishments.



I love the retro,whimsy feel! :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!
I really appreciate the visit.
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Free Spirit Mixed Media Layout - FabScraps Free Spirit

Hello Everybody

I am back today with a FabScraps layout, using the gorgeous and beautiful Free Spirit Collection.

This layout is of my beautiful niece. She was at the beach when this photo was taken, in the morning sunlight.


I used a palette knife and pink paint to create the splashy and artsy background.


As per usual, I also did a lot of fussy cutting for most of the leaves and some of the flowers.
The rest of the flowers were handmade from FabScraps cardstock.


I also added some more blooms to the dream catcher on the patterned paper and gave them dimension.


I love this colour combo and this collection is definitely one of my favourites.

Thanks so much for popping in today!
I really appreciate all the love and visits.

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Monday, 8 July 2019

Be Your Charming Self - Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Artisan


Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a masculine layout, using the fabulous Penelope Dee Collection, Artisan.
It is just fabulous for boy and man pages.


I used a stencil and many Penelope Dee stamps to create the background design.
I had so much fun with all the stamps and different colours and was really pleased with how it turned out.

Here's a closer look below.


I also fussy cut lots of those leather pieces and made a matting for the photo, along with some buckles and other little bits.
I also used a white gel pen to highlight the stitching.

This boy of mine is getting so tall...one of these days he will be taller than his Mom!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Have a fabulous Monday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Cinderella Shoe - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

I am up here on the Little Birdie Crafts blog with a Cinderella shoe.

This was such a fun project to do and I loved the result, as well.

Here is a little sneak peek below.


I would love it if you popped over and had a look.


Little Birdie Crafts supplies:
Little Birdie Crafts Gesso
Little Birdie Crafts Crackle Paste
Little Birdie Crafts Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze
Little Birdie Crafts Sparkle Paste – Blushing Berry
Little Birdie Crafts Metal Microbeads – Mystical Rose
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers – Buttercup Pearl Pink
Little Birdie Crafts Lace Trims – Fairy Sparkle
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers – Fairy Sparkle Small
Little Birdie Crafts Embellishments – Beautiful Butterflies
Little Birdie Crafts Chipboard – Ornate Frame
Little Birdie Crafts Patterned Papers – Fairy Sparkle
Little Birdie Crafts Ephemera – Fairy Sparkle

Thanks ever so much for stopping by and remember....
Have a great day!
Denise

Monday, 24 June 2019

Happy Days Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny - Celebrating Freedom

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog here with a mixed media layout using the gorgeous Celebrating Freedom collection.

Here is a little sneak peek of the page.

Celebrating Freedom_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_21 June 02

I also have a video tutorial for the creative process and would love it if you had a look and let me know if you liked it! ;-)

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

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Constitution, Independence/ Celebrating Freedom
Noteworthy: Celebrating Freedom
Layered Chipboard: Celebrating Freedom
Cardstock Stickers: Celebrating Freedom
Stamps: Heart Stars
Stencils: Party Time

American Crafts:
Thickers: Land of Wonder

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Birthday Goodies - BoBunny Celebrating Freedom

Hello Everyone

I was recently up on the BoBunny blog here, with some Birthday Goodies.
I really had so much fun making these goodies and also incorporating one of my favourite techniques - fussy cutting! ;-)

I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

Here's a little sneak peek.

Celebrating Freedom_Gift Goodies_Denise_05 June 03

This collection is really versatile and just so pretty! 

BoBunny supplies:
Patterned Paper: Beauty, Constitution, Friendship, Happy, Pinwheels / Celebrating Freedom
Cardstock: Kiwi Flourish, Cranberry Lace
Noteworthy: Celebrating Freedom
Cardstock Stickers: Celebrating Freedom
Washi Tapes: Celebrating Freedom
6x8 Paper Pad: Celebrating Freedom
Brads: Double Dot Ruby Red
Dies: Lovely Leaf
Stamps: Balloon Party

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

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Pretty Pastel Trinket Box

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well and that you had a good Monday.

This week has started off with a post on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog here with a little trinket box.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

Here's a sneak peek.


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:
Matte Mixed Media Acrylic Paint – Drift Wood
Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze
Crackle Paste
Flowers – Wendy, Pearl Pink
Lace Trims – Crochet Lace, Fairy Sparkle
Stencil – Leaf Design
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate the visit!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Friday, 31 May 2019

Mini Cards - Little Birdie Crafts - Purple Passion

Hello Everyone

Today I am back with some mini cards for Little Birdie Crafts.
Again, I have used Purple Passion which is just my favourite!!!!

Please pop on over here for more details.

Here's the cards...I so loved making them all.


I love working for this company and always feel like I am adding to the community by using and displaying their gorgeous goodies! They employ thousands of people in India and provide work for many people that were previously unemployed. Makes my heart warm! ;-)

Little Birdie Supplies Used:
Purple Passion CollectionFairy Sparkle Collection
Clear Stamps – Greeting Bulletin
Primed Chipboard – Cherry Blossom
Blooms – Elvina Fairy Sparkle
Blooms – Buttercup Pearl Pink
Blooms – Pearl Petites

Thanks so much for the visit!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Thursday, 30 May 2019

18 - Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Bee-Utiful Collection

Hello Everyone

I don't know where the weeks go and before one knows it, another one has passed!
I am just trying to keep my ahead above water!!! ;-)

I have a page up on the BoBunny blog here.
I would love it if you popped along and had a look.

Here is a sneek peak.

Bee-Utiful_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_24 May 03

I love this collection, it really is so versatile and stunning! ;-)

BoBunny Supplies:
Paper Pad: 6x8 Bee-Utiful
Cardstock: Dark Denim Stripe
Thickers: Bee-Utiful You
Noteworthy: Bee-Utiful
Combo Stickers: Bee-Utiful
Stencils: Brocade Stickable
Stamps: Doodle Frames, Rustic Textures, Captured
Pearlescent: Silver

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!
I really do appreciate the visit!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Mothers Day Altered Embroidery Hoop - BoBunny Harmony Collection

Hello Everyone

Mothers Day was a super day spent with my Mom and the rest of the family.

I created an altered embroidery hoop for my Mom and she was thrilled with it.
It is up on the BoBunny blog here.

Here's a little sneek peak.

Harmony_Mothers Day Canvas_Denise_08 May 03

On this hoop I didn't do too much from a mixed media perspective as I felt the lace was so pretty and I did not want to cover that up.

There is also a video up on the blog, which I hope you might have a look at too! ;-)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Wooden Heart Home Decor - Purple Passions - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a good and restful Saturday! ;-)

I was recently up on the Little Birdie Crafts blog here with a home decor piece.

I would love it if you popped along and had a look.

Here is some of the detail.


I really love how this piece turned out and I actually gave it to my sister for Mothers Day.

For This Project You Will Need:
  • Little Birdie Purple Passion collection paper range
  • Little Birdie Primed Chipboard – Sentiments – Think Positive
  • Little Birdie Primed Chipboard – Chandelier
  • Little Birdie Primed Chipboard – Clock
  • Little Birdie Micro Jewelled Florettes – Purple
  • Little Birdie Noelie – Purple
  • Little Birdie Florets – Purple
  • Little Birdie Stencil – Leaf Design
  • Little Birdie Color Splash – Lemon Zing
  • Little Birdie White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain – Gathered Twigs
  • Wooden Heart
  • Green Cardstock
  • Pentart – Texture Powder
  • Various Leaf Dies
I also created a video of this creative process.


I hope that you like it and please give me a thumbs up if you do! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous Saturday!
Denise x

Friday, 17 May 2019

Happy Birthday Card - Purple Passions - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

Apologies, I don't know where the days have gone!!!
I can't believe that's it's a few weeks since my last post...it really feels like yesterday! ;-)

Anyways, I was up on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog with a Birthday Card, using the fabulous Purple Passions collection.

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

I have a sneek peak for you...


Little Birdie Supplies:
Little Birdie Purple Passions Collection
Little Birdie Micro Jewelled Florettes – Purple
Little Birdie Serenade – Purple
Little Birdie Beaded Blooms – Purple
Little Birdie Gesso

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I promise to be back soon!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Denise x

Friday, 26 April 2019

Hello You Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Utopia Collection

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a layout using the fun and gorgeous collection from Penelope Dee, Utopia.

I saw the colours of this collection and had a photo of my sister, which was perfect for this collection.


I wanted to keep with the theme of Utopia which is fresh and upbeat and so kept the styling light and breezy.




The background was created with gesso and Penelope Dee stencils, along with stamps and fussy cut elements from Utopia. I also cut 3 circles to frame the photo.
The chippies were coloured with Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxides.

Products Used:
Penelope Dee Utopia Patterned Papers, Penelope Dee Be You & Utopia Stamps
Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks, Moroccan Red, Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops


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

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Easter Cards - FabScraps Egg-Stravaganza Collection

Hello Everyone

I am still busy with sharing Easter projects and I hope that you will still enjoy these ! LOL

Today I have some cards and a tag, using the cute and sweet FabScraps collection - Egg-Stravaganza.

So let's start with the cards.


I love the colour combo here. It is so soft and gorgeous for Easter.


For the next card I went with blues.


I love that sweet little bunny.


I also created a little pink tag.


On these projects you will also see my own handmade little flowers.


Thanks so much for popping in!
See you again tomorrow!
Cheers for now!
Denise x


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Easter Cards - BoBunny Harmony Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back again today with some Easter projects and today is to share some cards with you.

I used the super soft and gorgeous Harmony collection from BoBunny.
I am up here on the BoBunny Blog and would really love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)

Here is a little sneak peek of one of the cards.

Harmony_Easter Cards_Denise_20 Apr 02

I absolutely love this collection and I also love the new BoBunny alphabet dies.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Fragrant, Dragonflies, Harmony, Abounds / Harmony
Card Stock: Double Dot Sweet Pear, Dusty Rose
Noteworthy: Harmony
Dies: All Caps
Stamps: Doodles Frames, Fanciful Flourishes, Be the Light, To the Point, Eggcellent
Pearlescent: Silver, Gold, Licorice, Blush

Thanks for your love and support always!
I really do appreciate it!

Have a super day!
Denise

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Easter Bags & Boxes - BoBunny Cottontail

Hello Everyone

I have some Easter Bags and Boxes to share that I made for Easter this year!
It was nice to have some time on my hands to that I could make these for the family.

I made bags for the girlies and boxes for the dudes. ;-)


I used BoBunny cardstock for these boxes.


For the bags I used the Cottontail collection.


and a little closer look at some...


I had so much fun creating these little bags and boxes and my family loved them!

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

Monday, 22 April 2019

Happy Easter Tag - BoBunny Cottontail Collection

Hello Everyone

Wishing you a fabulous Easter and hope you are enjoying the long weekend! ;-)

I created a little tag for Easter, using the BoBunny Cottontail collection, which I still love so much.


There are many layers to this tag, which gives it depth and detail.


I also recycled some packing from this collection and this added some super, little Eater details too.


I added some texture with texture beads and glitter to finish it off.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
Have a super Monday!
Denise x

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Happy Birthday Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Harmony Collection

Hello Everyone

I was up on the BoBunny blog here recently with a mixed media layout and video tutorial!

I would love it if you popped over and had a look! ;-)
Please also give me a thumbs up on You Tube and subscribe to my channel! ;-)

Here's a little peek of the page...

Harmony_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_22 Mar 02

and here is the BoBunny YouTube video link:

https://youtu.be/estM9qNsw-g

and then mine...


BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Springtime, Petals, Fragrant, Dragonflies, Beauty, Harmony/Harmony
Cardstock: Blueberry Dot
Chipboard Stickers: Harmony
Stamps: Rustic Textures, Balloon Party, Fanciful Flourishes
Stickable Stencils: Brocade, Borders

American Crafts:
Vicky Boutin Gesso

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

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Love, Live Laugh Mixed Media Canvas - Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Everyone

I hope that this week has started well.

I was recently up on the Little Birdie Crafts blog here and would love it if you popped over and had a look.

Here is a little sneak peek...


And I also created a video tutorial for this canvas...

So if you would like to see the creative process, then please check it out below.

If you like it, then please give it a thumbs up and also subscribe to my channel! ;-)
Thanks so much.


Supplies Used:
  • Little Birdie Purple Passion collection paper range
  • Little Birdie Primed Chipboard – Floral Flourish
  • Little Birdie Primed Chipboard – Ornate Scroll
  • Little Birdie Primed Chipboard – Sentiments – Think Positive
  • Little Birdie Beaded Blooms Purple
  • Little Birdie Wendy Fairy Sparkle
  • Little Birdie Stencil – Spaced Chevron
  • Little Birdie Color Splash – Black Currant &  Hot Pink
  • Little Birdie Mixed Media Stones
  • Little Birdie White Gesso
  • 8″ x 8″ canvas
  • White Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Seedless Preserve
  • Dimensional Pearls – Wild Plum
  • Small flower die
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x