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, 27 September 2016

Vintage Tags - BoBunny Farmers Market

Hello Everyone

I sooo love making tags and I have so enjoyed playing and experimenting with the various inks and techniques.

So for one of my BoBunny projects I created some vintage tags, using the Farmers Market Collection.

I fussy cut a lot of the elements and created the backgrounds with stencils, gesso and stamping.

Here's a closer look at the 3 tags.

I so love how these turned out. I will definitely use them on gifts.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and thanks for always leaving me some love!
I really do appreciate it!

Have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 26 September 2016

Art Journal Page - Curiosity

Hello Everyone

I have really been enjoying my art journalling and have really tried to spend time experimenting and just playing! ;-)

One never knows how these pages will turn out and they certainly take on a life of their own! ;-)

So here's the one I finished.

I don't do many projects with bright and vibrant colours and so I very happy to try something different.

I was really lucky to be able to purchase some Tim Holtz stamps recently and so have been happily playing along with these.

This page is all about my art journey at the moment, which is one of curiosity, experimentation and just starting somewhere and seeing where the journey goes.

These pages do take a bit more time but are really so worth the effort.

Have you tried something different lately and what is your curiosity?

Hope you have a curious and inspired day!
Denise x

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Mixed Media Canvas - BoBunny Garden Journal

Hello Everyone

I hope you are having a restful but creative weekend! ;-)

I have been very busy lately with all my DT assignments, as well as class projects.
So I really have been keeping out of trouble and getting my creative nose down! ;-)

I did a mixed media canvas class 2 weekends back and used some of my favourite BoBunny goodies.

This is a 40cm x 30cm canvas.
I used the Garden Journal collection from BoBunny, along with some BoBunny stamps and stencils.

One can add photo's to this canvas but I chose not to and have left some space for some journalling thoughts that I want to add.

Here's some close-ups.

The flowers are handmade and created by layering up some flower die-cuts.

I really have been trying to use goodies and papers from my stash and this older BoBunny collection was perfect! ;-) So thumbs up for de-stashing! LOL

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

Thursday, 22 September 2016

You are my Cup of Tea Tag - Penelope Dee

Hello Everyone

Last Friday I had the pleasure of meeting Glenda Viljoen, at the retailers/teachers class at Emperors Palace.

Glenda and Trodat were launching the new Penelope Dee collection - Tea Time.

I love the new collection and the paper quality is fabulous.

We received the collection, along with some stamps and goodies.

I used the stamp to create this tag.

The tag is from Kraft paper and so I wasn't sure how the colouring etc. would take, from my Ditress Inks.  In any case, it came out fairly nicely and with the help of a white gel pen, I think the effect is perfect.

I used white pigment ink for the sentiment too.

I am yet to use the paper collection, but will definitely share it, once I have created something.
It is all about time and opportunity! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Birthday Card - Berry71Bleu Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am up on the Berry71Bleu blog at the moment, with my take on the sketch challenge this month.

Here's the sketch.

I went with a mixed media Birthday card and used some Steampunk Debutante from Graphic 45.

I did some embossing and painting on the cogs, along with some copper crackle on the background, to add to this Steampunk style.

I used a Penny Black stamp for the Birthday sentiment.

There is still time for you to play along.  You have until the 30th Sep.

There is also some BoBunny goodies up for grabs.

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Here are the gorgeous goodies that the September winner will receive.

Hope to see you playing along! ;-)

Have a good evening!
Denise x

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Chocolate/Gift Box - BoBunny Sweet Moments

Hello Everyone

Today I have a chocolate box/gift box to share with you.

I altered a little box and used the BoBunny Sweet Moments collection.

I used BoBunny crackle paste and then coloured it with some pink pigment ink.

Here's a look at the side.

I fussy cut quite a few elements and used these around and on top of the box.

Here's a photo of the back.

and lastly, here is a peek inside.

I know that I can definitely use this for a friend's Birthday or something.
These little boxes always come in handy! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super day! ;-)
Denise x

Monday, 19 September 2016

Birthday Card - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

Apologies for being missing in action for a few days.
I have started giving classes again and it has meant that I need to prepare projects, as well as pack the class kits.  So I had a class on Saturday and it meant lots of time and energies.

Anyways, I am back with a card today, made from an older Graphic 45 collection , Steampunk Debutante.

I did some embossing on the cogs and love the effect.

I used some Graphic 45 stamps along with a Penny Black stamp for the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great Monday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Trick or Treat Box - BoBunny Wonderfully Wicked

Hello Everyone

I had a flash of inspiration, a few weeks ago, after we had some MacDonalds on a Friday night.
I was looking at the MacDonalds large fries box and thought that it would make for a very cool holder for various things.  From a card, to some treats, to a gift.

So I took it apart and used it as a template for this project.

I used the Wonderfully Wicked collection from BoBunny.
Here's a look at the back.

It stands up really well by itself and even better when it has some goodies in.

I just love the black die-cut vine type leaves. It really adds to the theme.

We are not really big in South Africa on Halloween, but this year I will give this little box to my son on Halloween! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an awesome day! ;-)
Denise x

Monday, 12 September 2016

Create - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I hope that your week has started off superbly! ;-)

I finished this page on the weekend.

I really did use lots of goodies from my stash and so was very excited about that.
I even used some rub-ons that I had forever.

I used clear crackle paste over some printed matter for the background and then added paints, stamps, rub-ons, gesso stencilling and the pieces of chipboard.
The bits and pieces of paper are bits and bobs from various Graphic 45 collections.

I am very pleased with how this page turned out and I really did have fun creating it.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your comments.
Have a super day!
Denise x

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Birthday Card no.2 - Prima CAT September Challenge

Hello Everyone

It is my neice's Birthday on Thursday and so I made 2 cards for her Birthday.  One was from us and the other from my parents.

I shared the first one the other day and so here is the other one, as promised.

I used BoBunny chocolate pearlescent to create the gorgeous, pastey yet shimmery background.

Here's a closer shot.

I so loved how it turned out.
My niece really liked it too and that is most important.

I played along with the Prima CAT September challenge.


I used the Vintage Emporium Collection for this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super evening!
Denise x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Birthday Card - Prima CAT September Challenge

Hello Everyone

It is my neice's Birthday today and so I made 2 cards for her Birthday.  One is from us and the other from my parents.

The first one I used the gorgeous Rossi Belle Collection.

I used lots of textures paste, inks and stamps.

Here's a closer shot of the flower cluster.

I loved how it turned out.
My niece really liked it too and that is most important.

I played along with the Prima CAT September challenge.


I will share the other card with you tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super evening!
Denise x

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Handmade Summer Wedding - Sizzix

Hello Everyone

Pop over here on the Sizzix website, to view the gorgeous ideas for a summer wedding and the crafting that one can do oneself! ;-)

There are gorgeous ideas.

There are free project downloads too.

Check out these beauties.

Have a crafty day!
Denise x

Monday, 5 September 2016

Thank You Card - Sizzix

Hello Everyone

I shared a card yesterday, that used an embossing folder from Sizzix, which was actually part of a set.
Today I am using the other embossing folder.

Here's the card I made.

I again ran my pigment stamp, over the inside of the embossing folder and this created the gorgeous embossed background.

Here is a close-up of the embossed background and the flower cluster.

I can't wait to see what else I can use this gorgeous folder for.
You'll have to wait and see! ;-)

Materials used:

Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Rose Vines & Trellis Set

Item #658356Pop over here to Sizzix to see more of their gorgeous embossing folders.
Thanks so much for stopping by!Have a super MondayDenise x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Thinking Of You Card - Sizzix / 49 and Market

Hello Everyone

I hope that you have enjoyed a restful and relaxing Sunday.
I had a really restful day and also managed to get some crafting done! ;-)

I finished a card using a fabulous Sizzix Embossing Folder and some 49 and Market stamps.

Here's the result.

Aren't this daisies just amazing!!!
I used watercolour pencils to colour the daisies and the stems.

Here's a close-up.

I used some pigment ink inside the embossing folder, to add the colour to the trellis embossed background. I really love how that came out too.

Materials used:

Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Rose Vines & Trellis Set

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous week,