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, 29 December 2016

Fridge Magnet - BoBunny Winter Wishes and Pentart Magnetic Paste

Hello Everyone
I was recently up on the BoBunny blog here and I made a little fridge magnet.
It sure was fun seeing how it turned out and actually did work a charm! LOL.
Here's what I created.
Fridge Magnet by Denise van Deventer using the BoBunny Winter Wishes Collection and Pentart Magnetic Paste
I would love it if you popped along here for some more of the details.
I used the BoBunny Winter Wishes collection and Pentart Magnetic Paste.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really hope you have a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Precious Memories - ScrapBerry's

Hello Everyone
I hope that you all had a really Merry and festive Christmas! ;-)
I sure had a good time and it was spent far away from home, with my husbands family in Limpopo.
I will share some photo's with you soon! ;-)
But for today, I am up on the ScrapBerry's blog here and really would appreciate if you popped along and had a look! ;-)
Here's a sneek peak.
I used lots of yummy ScrapBerry goodies, including the gorgeous, fussy cut feather above.
ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Set Of Clear Rubber Stamps 7x7 cm Butterflies No. 3 (SCB4907003B)
Set of Stamps Elegy Precious Memories (SCB4904020b)
Cherry Blossom Sky-White (SCB300210)
Primavera Paper Set 12x12 (SCB220609000)
Set Of Clear Rubber Stamps 7x7 cm Photo Archive No. 1 (SCB4907011B)
Set of clocks Wind of Travel white and beige (SCB34001072) 
I know it's been a really hectic month for all and I hope that before 2017 starts, that you at least have a breather somewhere, somehow.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Card - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

Today I have a card to share with you!
LOL...not a tag this time, but yes, it's Graphic 45.
I just love the festive and gorgeous collection Twas the Night before Christmas.

Rather apt, since it is just that.

Here's the card.

I didn't used much mixed media.  I just added in some pearlescent dots.
Just a classic card.

Here's a close-up of the flower cluster.

For a change, I also took a shot of the inside of the card.

Well it really is the night before Christmas.
This post is scheduled and I can tell you that we are far from home and in Limpopo for Christmas.

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Have a Blessed and Good Christmas Eve!
Denise x

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Tag - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

I think you will all be tagged out by the end of this Christmas Season, as that's 90% of what I created for Christmas.  
I made one or 2 cards but definitely not like I always do.
The tags certainly worked for me this year.

So here's the next one.

I stencilled the background with some gold pigment ink and then did some ink splatters.

I also used some Graphic 45 goodies again! ;-)
I love Graphic 45,,,,what can I say! LOL

The tags are a little easier than cards and have meant that I saved a little bit of time.

I was still able to write my messages behind the tags, so it really did work for me! ;-)

2 days to go and counting!
Hope you are ready and have all your ducks in a row! ;-)

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Tag - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

I can't believe it's almost a week since I last posted.
I have had such a bust time at home and also just with the family.
I am on leave but think I have been working harder at home than I do at work! LOL

Anyways, I have another tag to share with you today using some Graphic 45 goodies again.

I used a stencil and some crackle paste for the background and then added some distress inks and stamping.

I then used a die-cut, some fussy cut elements and some chipboard and blooms to finish it off.

I love this purple colouring for Christmas.

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by!
Please excuse me if I have not stopped by your blog in a while.
I promise to do so soon! ;-)

Have a super, super day!
Denise x

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas Tag - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

It's a Public Holiday here today and so it's a really nice day to just chill, enjoy the gorgeous weather and maybe even find some creative time.

I am making Christmas Tags this year and don't think I will be making too many cards.
The tags work for me and I really enjoy making these soo much.

Here's the one for today.

I used some yummy Graphic 45 goodies.

Here's a close-up.

I layered up some pretty die-cuts, which really did work well.

Well I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.

I hope you have a super day!

Thanks for stopping by and so appreciate your comments.
Denise x

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Tag - Sizzix Elegant Deer

Hello Everyone

I am so happy to be on leave and have some time at home and with the kids.
I have been doing all sorts of things and also spending time and doing things with the kids.
I was hoping to do some more creating but sometimes it's okay to just chill and be around the kids, no matter what we are doing.

Anyways, I have been creating some tags for Christmas and I love this gorgeous and elegant die from Sizzix.

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Elegant Deer

Item #661300
Here's the tag I made.

I used kraft paper for the rheindeer, Here's a close-up.

He's rather elegant, isn't he!
Sizzix has some fabulous inspiration on their website...Pop over here to see it all! ;-)
Hope you are getting ready for Christmas and making some handmade goodies.
Have a super day!Denise x

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Misc Me. - BoBunny & 3L Blog Hop - Merry & Bright

Hello Everyone

BoBunny and 3L has a blog hop at the moment and you could win some yummy BoBunny goodies.
Be sure to leave comments on all the posts! ;-)

Here's a little sneek peak on the Misc. Me pages that I created.

Please pop over and have a look here! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Keep hopping and blogging for those yummy goodies! ;-)

Denise x

Saturday, 10 December 2016

General Tags - ScrapBerry's

Hello Everyone

I have some tags up on the ScrapBerry's blog.

I so love making tags and I absolutely loved making these.
I would really appreciate it if you popped over and had a look.

Here is a little sneek peak.

ScrapBerry's Supply List:
The Art of Nature Paper Set 6x6 (SCB220609109)
The Art of Nature Paper Set 12x12 (SCB220609100b)
Set Of Clear Rubber Stamps Butterflies No. 3 (SCB4907003B)
Set of Stamps Elegy Precious Memories (SCB4904020b)
Paper Flowers Daisy Light yellow SCB280308
Shabby Ribbon Light Brown 10 mm (SCB510107)

I hope you have a super, creative weekend!

Denise x

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Winter Wonderland - Art Journal Page - BoBunny Winter Wishes

Hello Everyone

I had an idea to use some leftovers from a little card game that my son had.
The frames are the leftovers, after pushing out the little cards.

I thought these looked like window frames and the idea was born to create a snowy, window scene.

I coloured the 2 frames with Pentart Lasur paint.  It really gave these frames a woody finish.

I used the Pentart Contour Liner - White to create the snowy, drippy effects and while it was still wet, I threw lots of fine glitter onto it.

I am really pleased with how this wintery, window scene turned out.

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

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Happiness Tag - Penelope Dee Summer Breeze

Hello Everyone

It really has been so awesome to play with the Summer Breeze Collection from Penelope Dee.
It's such a versatile collection.

I made a general mixed media tag.

I did some gesso stencilling and stamping on the background.

I also made the large flower from some cardstock and some Penelope Dee beads.
I used the gorgeous Sizzix die-cut.
This is by far my favourite die-cut.

Please pop over to see all the new Sizzix products and inspiration! ;-)

Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope

Here's some of the Penelope Dee products used.

Bead Pack - Blue

Clear Fagments - Swirls


Summer Breeze Paper 4 Endless Summer

Thanks again, for popping over to say hello! ;-)
I really do so appreciate it! ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Altered Gift Box - ScrapBerry's December Challenge

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a good weekend and that you Christmas preparations etc. are well under way.

The Nov/Dec Challenge at ScrapBerry's is a Christmas Challenge.

Please pop over and have a look at the beautiful inspiration.
You could win some yummy ScrapBerry goodies.

I altered a box for a gift. A beautiful packaging certainly adds to any gift.

Here's the box.

I used a lot of ScrapBerry goodies and you will find the supply list at the end.

Here's some closer details. These are the first 2 sides and of course, I did some fussy cutting! ;-)
I also did some stencilling.

Here are the next 2 sides.

I used a ribbon around the bottom too.

Here's what you will see if you looking at it from the top.

Just a festive and creative way to give a gift! ;-)

ScrapBerry's Supply List:
Paper Set 12x12 Inch Winter Joy (SCB220605400b)
Set Of Decorative Cork Winter Joy (SCB340982)
Winter Lace (SCB390421)
Wind Of Travel Set of Clocks (SCB34001071)
Winter Joy 2 Set of Metal Embelishments (SCB3409111)
Once Upon a Winter 2 Set of Metal Embelishments (SCB340997)
Mulberry Paper Flower Set (SCB300902)
Clear Stamps Happy Holiday I love Winter (SCB4906005b)

Thanks sooo much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Braai Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Kiss the Cook

Hello Everyone

I have a mixed media page up on the BoBunny blog at the moment! ;-)

I used the gorgeous Kiss the Cook Collection.

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

Here's a little peek.

Braai is the South African version of Barbeque! ;-)

I hope you have a scrappy and creative Saturday! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!
Denise x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Love This Layout - Scrap Africa Mood Board no.81

Hello Everyone

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

Please pop over and have a look at the amazing inspiration from the Guest Designers and the Design Team.

Here's the page I created.

I used the fabulous collection from BoBunny Merry & Bright.

This was a photo of my brother 2 years ago, at Christmas.  It's always so special when he is home for Christmas.

I kept this page quite simple...for me anyways! LOL
But love how it came out! ;-)

Anyways, we would love for you to play along!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super day!
Denise x