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.

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!

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:

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

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Happy Easter Card - BoBunny Faith Collection

Hello Everyone

I got a request on mail, from a really sweet lady Carmen, who had bought the BoBunny Eggcellent stamp and wanted some ideas on how to use it.

So I made this card, especially for her, so that she could get some ideas.

I used papers and bits from the Faith collection, along with this sweet stamp Eggcellent.

I stamped and then paper pieced the eggy-rabbit guy and along with that used fussy cut flowers.

I used colourful papers and so kept the flowers neutral and just added colourful centres with Nuvo crystal drops.

I really like how this little guy turned out! LOL...

Thanks so much Carmen for the inspiration to create and hopefully I have given you some ideas on how to use this stamp.

Have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Valentine's Cards - BoBunny - Sweet Clementine

Hello Everyone

I know that Valentine's Day was ages ago!!
However, since I am so behind in posting, I still have some cards to share with you! LOL

Anyways, I used the BoBunny Sweet Clementine Collection.
I soooooooo love this collection! ;-)

I also handmade my own flowers for these cards and just love how they turned out.

The leaf die is one of my favourites from BoBunny too. 

For the second card I again created my own flowers and went with the addition of the black colouring.

I used black swirl dies from BoBunny in the flower clusters.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Sweet Clementine, Enjoy, Delight, Butterflies, Memories / Sweet Clementine
Cardstock: Sweet Pear Vintage, Licorice Double Dot
Chipboard: Combo Stickers / Sweet Clementine
Pearlescent: Butterscotch, Licorice
Doiley: Small
Dies: Lovely Leaf, Flourish

It is so rewarding to make one's own flowers and since I have heaps and heaps of patterned papers, this is really economical for me! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Little Man Booklet - FabScraps - Men Only Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back today with a FabScraps Men Only project.

This is the front of the project and the base is a 12 x 12 page.

When you start folding it out, this is what it looks like.

...and eventually the inside.

Below are the instructions on how to make this booklet.

For This Project You Will Need:
FabScraps Men Only Collection paper range: C112 001-08
FabScraps Cardstock:FSC112
FabScraps Chipboard: DC80010 Barbed Wire
FabScraps Chipboard: DC80011 Arrows
FabScraps Stickers: ST112 002
Grey, Green and Teal Cardstock
Stamps: BoBunny Grid and Gogs; Just my Type; Captured; I Heart Stars
Small round punch
Small black gems
Black & White Gel Fineliner
Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Walnut Stain
White pigment ink
Paper distresser
Bits and pieces from worn pants, buttons and material.

  1. Trim the grey cardstock to size. 30cm x 30cm. Measure 3 sections 9,5cm each and allow for 1/2cm in between, for the folds, on the width of the cardstock. Now measure 3 sections along the length of the cardstock, 1 x 6cm, 2x 12cm. Fold along all these fold lines. (See photo)
  2. Trim on the width folds, where you allowed for the 1/2cm in between the sections. (See photo)
  3. Use a white gel pen to do faux stitching along the length lines of all the folds.
  4. Trim the various bits of patterned paper to fit within each section, allowing for a cardstock border and adhere these to the cardstock base (See photo)
  5. Fussy cut the various words, blocks and arrows from the patterned papers.
  6. Use a black gel pen to do faux stitching around all of the patterned paper bits.
  7. Trim the green, grey and teal cardstock for the bottom sections of the booklet. Width should be the same as the patterned paper, but the length only 7cm. Shape the top end and adhere only on the edges, to make a folder, to insert your photo’s.
  8. Use Broken China and some water to splash over the bottom 1st section. Once dry, outline with a black gel pen.
  9. Mat your photo’s with the various cardstock, leaving a slight border.
  10. Stamp the various images, on the various folders and bits, as per the photo. Use Black Soot and Hickory Smoke.
  11. Colour the arrow chipboard with white pigment ink. Once dry, use your finger to rub over a little Walnut stain. Allow this to dry. Edge with a black gel pen.
  12. Adhere the various materials, buttons and chipboard pieces, photo’s etc. Add white and black gel faux stitching, as per the photo.
  13. Add small black gems, as required.
  14. Fold up the booklet. Use white pigment ink to edge on all the folds and edges.
  15. Trim the black and white stripes from the patterned paper and adhere to the outside of the booklet, approx. 2,5cm from the top.
  16. Add white gel faux stitching around the strip and all edges.
  17. Fussy cut the Little Man Title and adhere with double sided tape.
  18. Add 3 little black gems, as per the photo.

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

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Love that Little Man - FabScraps - Men Only Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well and that creativity has been abundant! ;-)

I still have so many projects that I have no shared and so today I am sharing a sweet layout, with the FabScraps Men Only collection.

I kept the layout really clean, except for some stamping and stencilling on the background.

I layered up quite a few papers and used the super wording from this collection too.

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Sometimes clean and simple does the trick and the layout does not need to be busy and full.
The focus is on the photo here and I think the eye is easily drawn to it! ;-)

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