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.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Vintage Christmas Card and Tag - BoBunny On This Day

Hello Everyone

Where has the time gone? Christmas Eve is here!!!!
I can't believe that this year has just flown by and Christmas is here!

I look forward to spending time with the family later...
That's for me the best thing about Christmas! ;-)

I am up on the BoBunny blog here with a vintage Christmas Card and matching Christmas tag! ;-)
I would love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)

Here are some of the close-ups...

On This Day_Christmas Card & Tag_Denise_05 Dec_03

On This Day_Christmas Card & Tag_Denise_05 Dec_05

These are definitely being used on gifts, under the tree! ;-)

Wishing you a festive and joyous Christmas Eve and I hope it's spent with the one's you love! ;-)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: On This Day in December/ On This Day
Cardstock: Cranberry Dot
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha
Stamps: Flourishes & Such
Blossoms: Wildberry Bouquet
Laser Cut Chipboard: Snowflakes

Die-Cuts: Christmas Card

Saturday, 23 December 2017

We wish you a Merry Christmas Card - Craft Stamper & BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I am featured up on the Craft Stamper Blog today, with a Christmas Card, using a whole lot of BoBunny goodness! ;-)

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

Here's a little sneak peek! ;-)


Thanks so much to the Craft Stamper for this feature! ;-)
I am tickled pink!

STAMPS: BoBunny – Santa & Friends; BoBunny – Snowflakes; BoBunny – Feeling Festive; Jennifer Ellory – Festive Flourishes
INKS: Ranger - Distress Oxides Iced Spruce; Ranger - Distress Oxides Peacock Feathers; Ranger - Distress Ink Candied Apple; Versafine – Onyx Black
OTHER: Sizzix – Thinlits Green Garden Die; Ultimate Crafts – Liquid Drops Rouge;
Pentart – Structure Paste; BoBunny – Pearlescent Sugar

Have a fabulous, almost Christmas Eve, day! ;-)
Denise x

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Happy Birthday Card - Gelato's Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone

I have been trying to get some more video tutorials up and so was glad to get this one finished to share today.

My cousin turned 60 in the beginning of Dec and so I wanted to make a special card for her.
Here is the card I made.


...and here is a close-up..


To show you the creative process...
see the video below..
I really hope you enjoy it.


Supplies used: A5 canvas sheets Faber-Castell Gelato's Marion Smith Designs Curious Stamp Polkadoodles Amazing Sentiment Trio Stamp Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink Brown Fine Liner Gesso Stamping Buddy

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Hello Everyone

I was up on the BoBunny blog here with some Christmas Cards.
I used the Carousel Christmas collection, which is just so very pretty! ;-)

Here are some sneak peeks, I would love it if you popped over and had a look.

Carousel Christmas_Christmas Cards_Denise_03 Dec_03

and

Carousel Christmas_Christmas Cards_Denise_03 Dec_04

I handmade these little white flowers too! ;-)

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Noel, Peace, Wonder, Joy, Floral / Carousel Christmas
Cardstock: Jade Dot
Pearlescent: Sugar
Die-cuts: Christmas Card, Congratulations, Portrait Frame, Love Square, Ever After

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

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Teachers Gift

Hello Everyone

I am on leave and I am really enjoying getting some stuff done at home and also getting ready for Christmas with some shopping etc.
It's amazing but the days seem to go even faster than they normally do!!!

My son had an amazing teacher this year and so I really wanted to give her something special.
So I altered a stationery holder for a gift for her.


I found this cute apple. I just applied a crackle effect to it and then filled it with pens and goodies.


Simple but effective! ;-)

She really loved it and I was pleased about that!

I know the difference that she made to my son this year and I know how important it is to have a good and engaged teacher! I wish more teachers were like her!

Anyways, have a good day and let me know how your Christmas "getting ready" is going! ;-)
Cheers for now.
Denise x


Friday, 15 December 2017

Another Year Flies By - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

Yesterday I shared an autumn card and today I am sharing a similar yet different card.
I used the same BoBunny stamps as yesterday and created a unisex card, which I think could be used for a male or female recipient.


The colours and design just lends itself to either masculine or feminine.
I thought that was rather a bonus! ;-)

I heat embossed and stamped the leaves on BoBunny cardstock and then cut them out and layered them over the flat stamped leaves.


I really love this design and I think I will try and do something similar again, with it.

Thanks again for popping in!
I really appreciate the visit!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Craft Stamper November

Hello Everyone

I was so excited to have a card published in the November Craft Stamper.
This was the cover..


and here is the article..


I used mostly BoBunny products on this card.
Here's a closer view.


The colour palette was really inspirational and I loved these autumn colours.

Of course, the stamping and fussy cutting, was right up my alley too! ;-)

If you haven't picked up a copy of this magazine..you should really try and get your hands on it.
It is super inspirational and has fabulous creative ideas! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a good one!
Denise x



Sunday, 10 December 2017

Live Beautifully, Dream passionately - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a great weekend! ;-)

I have been art journalling and happened to take a video of this page that I made.
I did not add voice or notes...but I am pretty sure that you will get the idea and you do get to see the products that I use.

Here's the page.


and here's that video....



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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I have really discovered that I so enjoy making art journal pages and I love trying new and different things.

Here is a page that I created a while back.


I used some Basic Grey stickers that I have had in my stash for years.

I also played with my distress oxides and acrylic, highly pigmented Pentart paint.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment too.


Have you tried some art journalling? It really is very liberating! ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Card - Distress Oxides

Hello Good People

Today I have a little Christmas Card to share with you.
I used Distress Oxides for the background, along with some heat embossing.


I so love how one can easily blend the colours.

I added a small cluster in the middle, with a pop of colour.


I added some gems to the snowflake centres and again, used an old rub-on for the greeting.

I hope you have made some Christmas cards this year! ;-)

See you back tomorrow..
Have a super day!
Denise x


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Discover,Escape Tag - Distress Inks - Take it Make it Challenge Dec

Hello Everyone

I did this tag quite a few weeks ago and I am now finally sharing it.


I used the paint resist method, again, with distress inks and a stencil and then I added some stamping. I also used some rub-ons that I have had for ages.

I also stamped, coloured and fussy cut the flower cluster too. The flower cluster was layered over a leaf chippie.

Here's a closer look at that background.


I am also entering this tag in the Take it, Make it Dec Challenge, over at the Craft Stamper here.

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



Monday, 4 December 2017

Vintage Altered Christmas Lantern - BoBunny Carousel Christmas Collection

Hello Everyone

It sure is the silly season and the days are just flying by, with so much to do! ;-)
I hope that you are well....

I am up on the BoBunny blog today and would really love it if you popped over and had a look.

Here's a little sneak peek! ;-) I handmade these flowers with BoBunny Cardstock.

Carousel Christmas_Christmas Decoration_Denise_25 Nov_03

I really love how this piece came out and it will definitely be a part of our Christmas decorations this year.

Thanks for coming by and visiting me!
I really do appreciate it so much!

Have a great day!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Floral, Wonder, Magic, Believe, Holly/ Carousel Christmas
Cardstock: Tutu Dot, Clover Dot
Pearlescent: Gold, Sugar
Die-cuts: Christmas Card
Foil Transfers: Filagree Copper

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Live, Love, Life Tag - Penelope Dee Captured Collection

Hello Everyone

I am back again today with a general tag, using the gorgeous Penelope Dee Captured collection.


I did some watercolour effects on the background, which really just made this tag pop.


I also used the fabulous Colour Me flowers, which can be coloured any colour you require!

I hope you will find some scrappy time this weekend...
Wishing you a restful and good Saturday!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Friday, 24 November 2017

Hello Mixed Media Tag

Hello Everyone

I am soooo pleased that it is Friday! ;-)
Roll on weekend! ;-)

Today I am sharing a tag that I made a while back already, but just have not been able to share yet.


I used the paint resist technique on the background, with distress paint and distress ink.

I then added my chippie, which had been coloured and a clear crackle applied over.


The little white flowers are handmade and a gold ball added to their centres.
I am so pleased with these little flowers...they take time and effort, but are well worth it.

I so love making tags and they always come in so handy! ;-)

Have a fabulous Friday and blessings to you all over Thanksgiving! ;-)
Lots of Love to you all!
Denise x

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wild and Free - Mixed Media Canvas - Penelope Dee Feathered Collection

Hello Everyone

I am so thankful that my sons exams finished and so we are really now into the last 2 weeks of school. It almost feels like we are on holiday already! ;-)

I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today.  Again, I was playing with the pretty and gorgeous Feathered collection from Penelope Dee.


This photo was taken 2 years back at my in-laws in Mpumalanga.
These little Kingfishers came and sat on their washing line.
There were soooo cute! ;-)

I created a fairly simple background with a Penelope Dee stencil and then added colour with a Prima spray and distress oxides.
I also added some pen lines for more definition.

Of course, I also had to add lots of fussy cut elements too, including the title! ;-)


I love the soft colours in this collection! ;-)

Well I hope you are finding time to create, before the silly season really sets in!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x


Friday, 17 November 2017

Sparkle - Mixed Media Layout - Penelope Dee Feathered

Hello Everyone

Happy Friday to you! ;-)
I am back with another mixed media layout today, using the Penelope Dee Feathered Collection.


I love this photo of my sister and I.  It was taken in February and it was at her husbands 50th Birthday party.  We sure did have a blast.

I fussy cut a number of elements, but also used a stencil and gesso on the background.


I used a purple pen to outline the stencilling and it really added so much to it.


I also used a piece of lace that I have had for ages and added some enamel dots to it.


I sure love the succulent blooms and bits on this collection and again they were perfect to fussy cut.

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

Have a fabulous Friday!
Denise x

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Smile - Mixed Media Layout - Kaisercraft Golden Grove Collection

Hello Everyone

Today I have a sunny and bright layout to share with you.
I used the beautiful Golden Grove collection.

I started off with a white cardstock background and then used my distress oxides to colour it.
It came out pretty alright, I reckon! ;-)


I kept the chipboard clean and this was perfect for the page colouring.


I did a fair amount of fussy cutting too.  Those blooms and leaves are just fabulous.


I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the edges...which I really just loved too.


This photo is of my niece! It was taken at her fathers 50th Birthday party.
We had such a blast and I love this happy and smiley photo of hers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a tremendous Thursday.

Cheers for now.
Denise x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Thank You Tag & Earth Laughs Tag - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

Today I have some general tags to share with you.
I used up some of my Graphic 45 bits and pieces... I am such a hoarder and throw nothing away! ;-)

Here's the first of the 2 tags.


I did some white stamp embossing on the background and then coloured it with distress oxides.
I added a chipboard piece and some fussy cut elements.


I so love the earthy colours of this one.

My second tag is upcycled Graphic 45 packaging.


I so love these pretty papers, they have fabulous elements that can be fussy cut.


These tags did not make use of many papers and products and yet, once layered, they are pretty cool! 
I think, in anycase! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope I tagged you to make a few tags with your bits and pieces! ;-)

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Monday, 13 November 2017

Altered Box - Masculine

Hello Everyone

Apologies that my posts are a bit erratic, but it's that time of the year that our kids are writing exams and my husband has been away in the States for more than a week already.
So yes, life has been a little hectic.

My brothers birthday is in a 2 weeks time and my parents were going to visit him.
So I wanted to send something along with them.
This is what I sent.



I really had so much fun with this lid, where I used all sorts of powders and paints to get this old and rusty effect. I really do love all the rust Pentart products that makes it so easy.


I used some Graphic 45 bits and pieces for the inside and outside as well.


I used some Graphic 45 bits and pieces for the inside and outside as well.

Sadly I was in such a rush to photograph and pack this box that I didn't take any photo's of the inside.
LOL....I will leave that up to the imagination.

In anycase, I really hope my boet likes it.
I am sure he can put all sorts of knicky knack stuff inside.

Okay lovely people, I hope you are all well!
Wishing you a fabulous Monday!
Denise x

Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas Tree Candle Holder - BoBunny Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone
 
Yesterday was my Birthday and I really had a fabulous day.
Another year older and hopefully a little wiser! ;-)
 
I am up on the BoBunny blog here with a video tutorial.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.
 
 
 
This will be in the centre of my Christmas Table this year!
I am going to go with the teals and pinks this year! ;-) Just make it a little different.
 
I used the BoBunny Christmas Carousel collection! I do love it so.
 
Thanks so much for always popping by!
I really appreciate the love and comments!
Have a fabulous Friday!
Denise x


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Friendship Card

Hello Everyone

I am lucky to have a brother in the UK and he often brings me over magazines.
I really have some fabulous one's and they come with some fabulous goodies too.

So I used some of these to make a sunflower, friendship card.
I love the bright and sunny colours.


The embossing folder and the word stamp was from the magazine.
This sunflower stamp is one I have had for quite a while.

I created the background with distress oxide ink and then added some water drops.
Lastly, I embossed the cardstock.
It just adds another layer of interest.


Here's a close-up of this sunny card.

I love that these sorts of cards can be used for any occasion.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog!
I hope you have a super weekend!
Denise x

Friday, 27 October 2017

Wonderful Time of the Year - BoBunny Christmas Carousel - Mixed Media Layout

Hello Everyone

I am up here on the BoBunny Blog today.
I am using the very pretty Christmas Carousel collection.

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look at the details.

Here is a sneak peek.

Carousel Christmas_Mixed Media Layout_Denise_11 Oct_03

I have, lately, also had so much fun creating my own flowers.
So these little white flowers are my own handmade one's.

Thanks again for popping in!
I really do so appreciate your visits!

Hope to see you back soon!
Denise x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Christmas Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone

I am back today with a Merry art journal page.
This time I took some inspiration from Vicky Papaioannou.

Here is the page I created.


I did a lot of stamping on this page and so loved playing with creating all the little bits and pieces that make it up.


I love this Father Christmas he is rather quite the character! ;-)


I stamped and coloured these ornaments.  I used distress inks and acrylic paints to do the colouring.


I love this holly trailing down too....this is definitely one of my new favourite die! ;-)
I have had it for ages, but really do love it now! ;-)
It's good to fall in love with your old goodies! ;-)

Anyways, Christmas is just around the corner. So this was definitely a start to the Christmasy feeling! ;-)

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