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.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Anniversary Card - BoBunny Bella Rosa

Hello Everyone

Apologies for being absent for a few days but life was really so hectic.
My Mom and Dad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and had a big luncheon for family and friends.  My brother came out for this event too.
So this past weekend was a biggie! ;-)

Here was the happy couple.

I made a card for them.

I used the BoBunny Bella Rosa collection.  It's elegant and perfect for a really special card.

I used some Rose Glitter paste too.

I made the centre flower too! ;-)

Thanks for your visit and your patience.
I will do some blog visits tomorrow.

Have a super Monday
Denise x

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Recycled Notebook - Christmas Album - BoBunny Tis the Season

Hello Everyone

I was recently up on the BoBunny blog with a recycled notebook, which I turned into a Christmas Album.

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

Here's some sneak peeks.

This was the first time that I used a concertina centre.  It actually worked really well.

I think I am going to give this to my colleague at work for Christmas.
She always admires my projects and really appreciates something hand made.

I think it will be perfect! ;-)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Garland, Happiness, Nostalgia, Ornaments, Yuletide, Season/ Tis the Season
Cardstock: Evergreen Dot
Stickers:  Combo Sticker / Tis the Season
Noteworthy: Tis the Season
Chipboard: Tis the Season
Stamps: Feeling Festive; Holiday Wishes
Stickable Stencils: Kaleidescope; Borders
Pearlescent: Sugar
Petals: Silver and Gold; Natural

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

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Happy Day Card - Scrapberry's

Hello Everyone

I am up on the Scrapberry's blog today with a Birthday Card.

I love the soft and gorgeous colours of this card.

Here's a little sneak peek and would love if you popped along and had a look.

I have been dabbling in making my own flowers and have really had a lot of fun.
These were also hand made.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Mother's Treasure Paper Pad 6x6" (SCB220607213)
Set of stamps 7*7 cm Happy Day, Wedding (SCB4907084)
Set of Clear Stamps Butterflies Spread your Wings (SCB4907003b)
Exquisite Embelishments (SCB340001082)

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 24 October 2016

Sizzix - Creative Cushions

Hello Everyone

Have you popped over to the Sizzix blog lately.
It has some amazing inspiration!n ;-)

Check out these amazing cushions for the home!
There are even free instructions avail for download.

Pop over and see even more of these fab home ideas! ;-)

Cheers for now!
Denise x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Art Journal Page - Life Inspiration

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a great weekend.

I finished an art journal page which I really love.
I love how this page came together and I was able to play and create but I also love the sentiment.
Life has been a little tough lately and this page was certainly my "out" and solace.'s my page.

I really wasn't so sure about the background colours and then amazingly it just worked and all came together.  I used gel medium for the stencilling and then distress ink and gelatos and stamping and some washi tape.

I used a few bits and pieces from Graphic 45 and then also from Kaisercraft.
It's was good to use some rather old stash.

Here are some close-ups.

"Create a life that feels good on the inside
Not one that just looks good on the outside".

I hope you have a super Sunday.
Denise x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Perfectly Sweet - BoBunny Farmers Market

Morning Everyone
I hope you having a great week! ;-)
I was up on the BoBunny blog recently with a layout that I absolutely love! ;-)

Mixed Media Layout by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Farmers Market Collection and Die-cuts

I would love it if you popped over and had a look.
Thanks sooo much for stopping by.
I really appreciate it.
Have a super day.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Retro Art Page Journal

Hello Everyone

After "tagging" you with many taggy projects, today I have a retro art journal to share with you.

Here's the page...pages in fact! ;-)

I used some October Afternoon bits and bobs and DoCrafts/Papermania goodies from my stash.
It has been liberating to do some stash busting.

Here's some closer views.

A lot of time and effort went into this project and I am happy with the way it turned out.

and lastly...

I chose this quote because I love it and every single creative project starts with this process!
I thought it was rather apt! ;-)

Thanks so much for popping in today...
I really appreciate your comments and love! ;-)

Have a super Thursday.
Denise x

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Mixed Media Tag - General Tag

Hello Everyone

As you know, I am besotted with tags and have been tagging you for a while now....
Sorry, but today I am sharing another tag! ;-)

I used my Distress Inks, embossing powders and a gorgeous die-cut Lovely Peony by Memory Box.

One can also use these general tags for gifts and all sorts.

I must say that I am really having fun with my inks and they really are so easy and fun to use.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a super Wednesday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Mixed Media Tag - ScrapBerry's

Hello Everyone

I had a crazy start to the week.

Thankfully Monday is over and hellloooo Tuesday! ;-)

I am up on the ScrapBerrys blog with a mixed media tag that I made.

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

Here's a little sneak peek.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits!

Have a super Tuesday!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Love Card - BoBunny Bella Rosa & Sizzix

Hello Everyone

I hope you had a super Friday.

I made a quick card and used some BoBunny Bella Rosa along with

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK - Labels, Fancy

I love these framelit die-cuts from Sizzix.
Pop over here to see more of these framelit sets.

I used a BoBunny stickable stencil and some distress ink to create that sweet little border too.

Sometimes quick and easy does the trick! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Wall Decor - BoBunny Sweet Moments

Hello Everyone

I was recently up on the BoBunny Blog here, with a wall decor piece.

Here's a sneak peak...but would love you to pop along and have a look.

This Sweet Moments Collection is fabulous! ;-)

Thanks so much for the sweet visit!
I hope it sweetens your day! ;-)
Denise x

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Mixed Media Tags - Scrap Africa Mood Board no.79

Hello Everyone

There is a fabulous new mood board up on the Scrap Africa blog.

We would love for you to play along.

I created these mixed media tags, which I will definitely use on some of my Christmas goodies.

I have been obsessed with using goodies from my stash and so I used BoBunny Whiteout and some chippies from 7 Dots Studio and some no name brands.

Here are the individual tags.

The flowers are handmade by me too! ;-)
I am really pleased with how they came out.

There are also some BoBunny goodies up for grabs.
So play along and you could win some! ;-)

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

Monday, 3 October 2016

Art Journal Page - Berry71Bleu - October Challenge

Hello Everyone

It's my turn to host the October Challenge at Berry71Bleu this month and so I also chose a mood board. I saw this board on Pinterest and absolutely loved it.

Isn't it just amazing?

Anyways, I was really inspired and took out my art journal to try and capture some of these colours.

Here's the page I created.

I dove into my stash and used some BoBunny goodies that I have had for years.
It's from the Ambrosia collection.
I remember I loved this collection so much, that I purchased the entire collection.
These are goodies that are left from the few last pieces.

I also used some Graphic 45 stickers that are probably a good 8 years old.
LOL....really vintage in every which way! ;-)

Here are some close-ups.

I had so much fun with the stencilling, painting and inking.

This page is to remind me that sometimes I just need to play, in my art journal and see where the journey goes.

I think there's a lot of freedom in that! ;-)

Perhaps you would like to play along with the challenge...
there are also some fabulous goodies up for grabs.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a gorgeous Monday and start to the week!
Denise x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

ScrapBerry's October Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am so blessed and excited to be a part of ScrapBerry's and when I received my DT box this week, I was so delighted. 

There are a fabulous challenge for October here.
So if you have some ScrapBerry's goodies...why not play along.

There is also a ScrapBerry's store challenge for October, where if you also play along, you can also win some yummy ScrapBerry's goodies.

In any case, here is the card I created for this month's challenge, with a fall theme.

I used a variety of ScrapBerry papers, along with some metal accents, buttons, flowers and stamps.
There are so many yummy goodies to choose from, it's sometimes not an easy choice! ;-)

Here's some close-ups.

I also used a stencil with some Prima copper crackle.

This was a card for my cousin's 60th I wanted it to be special.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Primavera: Dreamcatcher Patterned Paper
Antique Shop: Ancient Time Patterned Paper
Set of Buttons: Create Wonder
Set of Stamps: Elegy
Wind of Travel: Set of Clocks
Paper Flowers

Anyways...thanks so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate the visits and love! ;-)

Have a super Sunday!
Denise x