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, 31 May 2012

It's the sweet things in Life - Enmarc Challenge

Hi Everyone

Today I want to share a layout I did for the Enmarc challenge. I really loved the sketch that was based on an Alma Carter layout and so was some really great inspiration.

Here is the sketch.

And here is my layout.

I used Websters Pages papers and alphabet stickers and an Enmarc Deco frame and the nature leaves. The paper leaves are Prima and the flock rub on Prima too!

I love how this page came out, but wasn't sure of the flocked rub on in the corner. I think it is okay.

Here are 2 close-ups.

Anyways...thanks for having a look.
Have a great evening.
Denise x

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Just Be You - Scrap Africa Sketch #5

Hi Everyone

The weeks go so fast and the weekends even faster! ;-) Time is fleeting....

Anyways, I did a layout for Scrap Africa and am quite happy with the way this page turned out.

The inspiration sketch is this:

And my offering is this:

I used a very old Basic Grey paper range, but just loved it so much and held onto it for such a long time. It's the Sublime Collection - Live Play and Olivia - Desiree with Design Worx chipboards and Prima lettering.
The paper says so much, I did not want to lose the message and so kept the design quite simple.

Here is a close-up, which also allows you to see the writing.

Thanks for popping by...
Have a great Sunday!
Denise x

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Believe in Yourself - Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone

The weeks just seem to go faster and faster and today it is already Saturday again! I hope you all had a good week and that Saturday is going to be a scrappy one! ;-)

I want to share a layout with you that I did for the Bo Bunny May Sketch Challenge.
Here is the sketch.

I used Country Garden papers and here is my layout.

Here are some close-ups.

The fern leaves are Enmarc chipboards and the flowers all Prima.

Thanks so much for visiting today.
Have a lovely afternoon.
Denise x

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Scrap Africa - Challenge Winners

Mother's Day Challenge - Winners

Hello everyone!
It is time to feature our favorite projects you submitted for our Mother's Day Challenge.
But before we do that we want to tell you that we were very excited to see so many amazingly beautiful entries!
Thank you for your wonderful projects!
Unfortunately some of you didn't pay attention to the rules of the challenge 
There were a few projects that didn't have a phrase dedicated to a mother and then there were projects that you entered into other Mother's Day theme challenges. 
It is sad to us that now we can't feature some of our favorites. 
Please play according to the rules to avoid disappointment! ♥

Here are the projects that we loved the most:

(South Africa)

(South Africa)
A Perfect Mother

(South Africa / Saudi Arabia)

(South Africa)

Congratulations, ladies! You did a great job!
We would like to ask Denise to join us as a guest designer for one of our future challenges.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Remembering - Prima PPP Challenge

Hi Everyone

I have been so slow at scrapping this week! I don't know what is up with the creativity levels, as they seem to be down! ;-) Anyways, I am hoping that the weekend brings relaxation, creativity and many projects.

I do have a layout to share with you that I completed for the Prima Challenge.
Here is the colour scheme first.

2012  MAY pick

Here is my layout.

Here is another close-up.

I did a gesso wall at the back and then did some fussy cutting into a Madeline Prima Paper.

I love this black and white photo of my Aunt Emily, who was probably in her twenties here.  I didn't do some journalling or even a date, as I don't really know much about this photo, except that she was radiant.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you have a scrappy weekend.
Denise x

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Altered Project - Scrap Africa Challenge #4

Hi Everyone

I managed to really get some time last night to put something together for my Mother for Mothers Day tomorrow.

I altered a biscuit tin, so that I could put some goodies together and parcel it inside this altered tin.
So here is the result.

I used the Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection with an Enmarc Doiley and some bling and bits of lace.
I hope my Mother will like it.

Thanks for popping in today..
Hope you having a scrappy day.
Denise x

Friday, 11 May 2012

Moments - My Creative Sketches Challenge

Hi Everyone

Hope you are having a good Friday...I just know that I am sooooo glad it's Friday and the weekend has begun!!!

Today I share with you a layout that took me 5 days to complete, as my week was so hectic and filled with family responsibilities. It seems like it took me forever, but eventually I am finished with it! ;-)

Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on it.  I hope that photo's are okay, as it is overcast outside and not the best light to be taking photo's in.

I had created a previous layout with the BG Plumeria Papers and had some leftovers, which I really wanted to use. I also used Enmarc chipboards and Prima Flowers and title.

Here are some close-ups and also of the journalling.

Thanks for popping in!
Hope you have a super Friday and a restful weekend.
Denise x

Thursday, 10 May 2012

More Girl Land - Websters Pages

Hi Everyone

This collection looks more and more stunning. Click here for a super tea party.

GirlLand-Collection (2)

Thanks for visiting today.
Denise x

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Girl Land - Websters Pages

Hi Everyone

This new collection from Websters Pages looks really girlie and fun.
Check it out here


Girl Land boasts not one but TWO different kinds of Journaling Cards. First, our Designer Journaling Cards. These are fairly traditional journaling cards with lines for journaling:
JournalingCards (2)
 And then we have Calendar Cards:
CalendarCards (2)

Thanks for visiting.
Denise x 

Sunday, 6 May 2012

My Son-Shine - Once Upon a Sketch/Berry 71 Bleu

Hi Everyone

Today has been such a great day to chill! I hope you have had a good day too...

I want to share a layout which I have done for Once Upon a Sketch and also Berry 71 Bleu Challenge.  Both challenges related to Motherhood and so that was certainly a no brainer for me, as I knew it would obviously include my son.

So here is the sketch.

And here is my take on it.

Materials used: BG Plumeria papers, Chiswick stamp, Prima letters and flowers, Enmarc corner and chipboard spray, Scrapbook King rub ons and Shimmer Mist.

The photo I used is just a precious one to me and hopefully conveys the love that I have for my son and he for me.  He really is a little hero to me and has grown me in so many ways. I love being his Mommy and treasure his love and our relationship. There is a saying that "children are such a great way to grow people" and that is certainly true of Joe.

I have some hidden journalling behind the photo and is on a little tag with the purple ribbon.

Here are some close-ups.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you've had a scrappy day.
Denise x

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sweet Girl - Pinterest Challenge - Let's Scrap

Hi Everyone

I am hosting another challenge at Let's Scrap here and this is all about Pinterest and what "mojo" you get from an image.

Here is the image that I chose.

And of is my layout inspired by this image.

I created the leaves from an Old Sticker leftover and made a template and also handmade the big flowers. I used Teresa Collins - Spring Fling Damask paper, Making Memories paper, Cloud 9 Design letters and an Enmarc Doilie, Prima Flowers and a My Minds Eye banner.

Here are the two halves.

Thanks for visiting today!
Have a great weekend!
Denise x

Letters from the heart - Altered Project - Let's Scrap

Hi Everyone

I am hosting a challenge at Let's Scrap here for Internatioal Scrapbooking Month.

Here is the altered box that I created for this challenge.

I used Bo Bunny Weekend Market papers and stickers, Fabscraps corners, Enmarc leaves and Prima flowers.

Some close-ups.

Maybe pop over to Let's Scrap and join in the fun?
Have a scrappy day.
Denise x

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Celebrate - Websters Pages April Card Challenge

Hi Everyone

Two posts in one day and the day is still young! ;-)
I did a card for the Websters Pages April card challenge. It came out so well, I am really pleased with it.
Here it is, with two close-ups.

Materials used: Wonderfall papers, Sweet as Cherry pie paper and Feathered Twiggs paper, Spring 2011 Bloomers with an Enmarc corner and some pearls.

Wishing you a very pleasant day!
Denise x

Get Creative Challenge - Mermaid

Hi Everyone

I had all good intentions of getting this layout in for the Get Creative challenge.
When I started writing this post yesterday I realised with quite a start, that I did not have a title or name for my layout. I think I must be going crazy!!! So I had to go back and add my title and then take a photo.  So I missed the deadline for yesterday.  Oh well....I enjoyed and created this layout anyway!!

So here is the sketch.

And here is my layout.

I used Modelling paste over the corrugated cardboard to give this layout texture and also added the woodgrain rub ons for texture as well.
Materials used: Fabscraps paper, MME Love Me Do papers and corrugated cardboard, Echo Park block letters, Studio Calico Rub ons, Prima Flowers and muslin bandage.

Some close-ups for good measure.

Okay...well thanks for visiting here today.
It is always much appreciated.
Have a great day!
Denise x