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, 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


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