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, 18 January 2018

Just Because - Mixed Media Tag - Copic Markers and Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a mixed media tag with you.

I happened to see some Copic Markers on sale in October and had never tried them, so I ordered them on-line. Sadly the supplier over-sold on-line and so they did not have on hand anymore.  But they ordered more for me and I waited 7 weeks for them to arrive! LOL
I had to be very patient! ;-)

I watched quite a few YouTube videos and then gave it a shot to colour some hydrangeas for this mixed media tag.
Here is the result.

I used distress oxides for the background and then stamped and coloured the flowers, which I later fussy cut.

Here is a closer look at the flowers and my Copic work.

I think I can certainly practice some more, but I do love how it turned out.

I wasn't sure if Copic was really for me...but I have decided that they definitely are and the way they blend is just amazing! That was the deal breaker for me! ;-)
So I will probably be adding to my very small collection, in the near future! ;-)

I don't think anyone ever said, "I have enough craft goodies"!!!!! ;-)

Thanks again for stopping by!
Have a fabulous, fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone

I promise, these are the last 2 Christmas cards that I will be sharing for a while! ;-)
LOL... but yes...I have already said to myself again, that you need to make at least 1 or 2 a month, so that by the time Christmas rolls around again, I have them on hand! ;-)
This seems to work very well for me! ;-) they are.

I really used so many things from my stash, some old rub-ons and the papers etc.
It really was good to de-stash.

Again also, the little red flowers are handmade! I really love them.
Here's a closer look below.

The flowers and the twig die-cut are from a fabulous set from Sizzix, called Small Tattered Florals.
This is one of the best sets that I have bought for a long time and it has been used over and over and is just fabulous! ;-)

Here is the second card, using lots of BoBunny goodness.

I mixed and matched new and old goodies and this was the result! ;-)

Well those are my Christmas cards done and dusted!

Thanks once again...for always popping by!
I really appreciate it so much!
Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone

I still have some Christmas Cards to share and I hope that you won't get bored of them, now that Christmas is past and the New year has begun, with a bang! ;-)

Here is the first one.

I used some ScrapBerry papers, along with die-cuts and coloured, fussy cut stamped items.

The centre circle was created by using the resist technique with acrylic paint and distress inks.

I really loved the colours of this card and this was definitely one of my favourites.

Here is the second card.

I really loved this craft card too and the little red flowers are handmade. Here's a closer look below.

I love how the colours pop against this kraft background. I really think I must use kraft more often.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog today!
I always so appreciate your visits and comments!

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Pair of Christmas Tags - Prima

Hello Everyone

I hope that 2018 is treating you well.
It has been a busy start to the year for me! But I managed to find some time to create this weekend, so my heart is singing! ;-)
I have also been doing quite a bit of publication work in the background and will share this with you in the next few months.

I have a pair of Prima Christmas tags to share with you, that I made this past Christmas.

Here is the first one...

I recycled some Prima packaging also, which is the base of this tag.

I love that delicate die-cut too! ;-)

Here's the second tag...

I did stamping, colouring and fussy cutting on this one!

On these 2 tags I also used Polkadoodles stamps, which I absolutely adore.

I still have some more Christmas projects to hope you went get bored with them!

Wishing you a fabulous Sunday!
Cheers for now!
Denise x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

General Card - BoBunny & Distress Oxides

Hello Everyone

Today I have a really simple card to share with you! ;-)

I used a BoBunny stamp, die-cut an embossing folders and distress oxide ink.

Sometimes simple is just as pretty! ;-)

I love cards that I can use for any occasion and this is one of those cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I hope you have a gorgeous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

2018 Daily Planner - BoBunny On This Day

Hello Everyone
I am up on the BoBunny blog here, with some daily planner pages and a video tutorial.
I would love it if you popped over and had a look.
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The short video is listed there too! ;-)
BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper: On this Day in January/ On This Day

Cardstock: Blueberry Vintage

Stamps: Snowflakes, Captured, Icons, Amen, To the Point
Do you use a planner? Do you have one for 2018?
I will be creating a few pages again soon! ;-)
I hope you have a fabulous 3rd day of the new year...
Cheers Denise x

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year - Penelope Dee Christmas Royale

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a fabulous Christmas and wishing you everything of the best for 2018! ;-)
I wish you health, wealth, love, joy, happiness and inspiration! ;-)

I had a wonderful time with my family, some here and some in Limpopo.
It was really lovely and the best way to spend Christmas, surrounded by family.

I will share some of the photo's with you, but for now, let me share some Christmas Tags that I wasn't able to share yet. I used the gorgeous Penelope Dee Christmas Royale Collection.

I created 4 different tags.

I so love that pine leaf die-cut and the poinsettia one also! ;-)

Here are the other 3 tags...

Such a very pretty collection! ;-)

As I said previously...I will also share some of the photo's from our Limpopo visit to Redhill Farm.
It was blissful.

This is certainly one of the beautiful positives of Africa! ;-)
There is nothing like the African bush! ;-)

Have a fabulous day and fabulous 2018!
Denise xx