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, 28 September 2015

Happy Birthday Card - BoBunny Lemonade Stand Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a good weekend and that Monday was a good one.

Joe went to a friend's Birthday party last week and so I made a bright and sunny Birthday card for the 8yr old.

Sometimes easy and simple does the trick.

I thought that framing the butterflies was a really neat idea! ;-)

I used the bright and gorgeous Lemonade Stand Collection from BoBunny. Perfect for little girls! ;-)
I also used my Penny Black stamps and just love this Birthday collection.  It was one of the best word stamp sets I have ever bought.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a super Monday
Denise x

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Large Tags - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I have some large tags to share with you today, using some gorgeous BoBunny collections.

The first one is using the gorgeous Juliet Collection.  This is just such a pretty and romantic collection.

And here's a closer look...

I love these delicate, laser cut chippies....they are just fabulous!

For the second tag I used the super Penny Emporium collection.

I love the steampunk feel to this collection.

One can never have too many tags on hand, for that gift or friend...having them already made sure makes my life a lot easier! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Sprinkles and Smiles - Prima BAP September / Scrap Around the World September Challenge

Hello Everyone

Thursday was a Public Holiday and then I had yesterday off too, so it has been really nice to wind down a little and just spend time with my son and spend time doing things around the house.

I did, however, finish a page for the Prima BAP and the Scrap Around the World Mood Board.


I loved the sentiment of the mood board and the beautiful colours, so that was the inspiration for my page.

Those of you that follow my blog might also have noticed that I have not been as active blog wise, as I was before and I think the sentiment of this mood board has a lot to do with that.  I have felt the need to balance more of my time, so that more is spent with the family and with my home, rather than sitting behind the PC. So when I do actually sit down in my craft room, it is to create, rather than do the PC thing! :-)

Anyways, so here is the page I made.

It's been a while since I created a page about myself...and this photo was taken quite a few years back.  It was actually taken at our engagement party...seems like a life time ago! ;-)

I used the gorgeous Garden Fable Collection and did loads and loads of fussy cutting.  For the background I used a super Prima stencil, some gesso and some yummy Colour Bloom Tea Stain and lots of stamps.

Sometimes I miss those carefree days but then again, what would life be without a husband, kids, animals and all the joy that they bring!! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit!
Have a super, scrappy, Saturday!
Denise x

Graphic45 Halloween/Fall Competition

Hello Everyone

I am thrilled that my project is part of the please can you vote if you like my project here...

Many Thanks

Here's my take again...

Have a super scrappy day! ;-)
Denise x

Monday, 21 September 2015

Halloween/Fall Decor - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

Graphic 45 has a Halloween/Fall Decor Competition, that will go live on 25 Sep 2015, with all the chosen projects.  I have entered and hope that should they pick my project, that you will give me a vote! ;-)

Here's the canvas I made...

I really did not have a lot of G45 Halloween scrappy goodies, so thought I would try and mix and match from other collections too.  We do not celebrate Halloween here in SA, so I really don't keep much Halloween papers in general.

The spider web stencil is one I bought years ago and it was the first time that I actually used it! LOL...

I fussy cut quite a few elements and was happy with the result! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will remind you on the 25th to please vote! ;-) I would really appreciate it!

Hope you have a super Monday!
Denise x

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Capture Every Moment - Berry71Bleu September Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am sharing my layout for the September Challenge at Berry71Bleu today.
The challenge this month is this beautiful mood board from Tusia.

I loved this forest theme and found a photo that was really perfect for it.

I used the fabulous 7 Dots Studio Collection Lost and Found. The super tree chippies are from the same collection.

This cute little photo of Joe was taken on a fishing trip to Dullstroom.  There was a wood surrounding our cabin and so I took some photo's of Joe in between all the massive trees. He was only 3 here...
all wrapped up and so very sweet! ;-)

I did lots of stamping on the background and love that it all added to the twiggy, woody feel.

There's still time to play along this month and this fabulous Lost and Found Collection is up for grabs.


1st prize:
Lost and Found collection sponsored by 7 Dots Studio (as shown below)

Random Prize:
Set of TandiArt prints and cards

Our sponsors provided prizes with international shipping included!


We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, clear stamps, stencils and chipboard pieces. You can find our products in scrapbooking stores around the world.

Mixed media art, home decoration and workshops with a little bit of magic:) This dreamy art work is created with heart and soul by Sylwia Gryczuk.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super weekend!
Denise x

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Mixed Media Layout 3 Ways - BoBunny Sleigh Ride

Hello Everyone
I have a Mixed Media layout up on the BoBunny Blog today.... 1 layout 3 ways...
It's a tutorial also using the new BoBunny stickable stencils..
Please pop over and have a look! ;-)
This layout makes me think of Christmas time and then I surely get scared...
Christmas is just around the corner! ;-)
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a super Thursday!
Denise x

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Scrap Africa Mood Board Challenge no.59

Hello Everyone
We have a gorgeous new mood board up at Scrap Africa.
We woul love for you to play along.
Here's my take...I made a vintage card.
I used the stunning Penny Emporium Collection from BoBunny.
This was the first time that I had made an easel card and was like rocket science for me.
I had to laugh at myself...I think I must have cut up about 6 pieces of paper, before I actually got it right.  Just one of those things I guess.
Anyways...I am happy with the result.
We also have a yummy chippie pack up fro grabs from the Mini Art.
Pop over and have a look also at the inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 14 September 2015

BoBunny Juliet Party Supplies

Hello Everyone

I hope you had a great weekend! ;-)

I have another post up on the BoBunny blog here to show off the fabulous new Juliet Party Supplies.
I would really love it if you popper over and had a "look see" LOL.

Here's a little teaser...

Thanks for stopping by!
I really do appreciate it so!
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Altered Book Canvas - BoBunny Provence

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well and happily finding time to craft and scrap.

I had a project up on the BoBunny blog last week, where I did an altered canvas book.  I had previously done a similar project for my Mom for Mothers Day, but this one, this project is for me.

Here's a little sneak peak, but please pop over and have a look.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a super day!
Denise x

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Altered Playing Cards/Trinket Box - BoBunny Genevieve Collection

Hello Everyone

I have been a little under the weather, with laryngitis and flu...and the weather has been really cold and rainy too! So yes...the last few days have not been so bright at all.

I have a project to share, which is an altered Playing Card Box or Trinket Box.

When we were kids, my Gran taught us to play card games and was always eager to play with us. So while creating this project, I really thought of her! ;-)

I used the beautiful Genevieve collection and some of the super, new BoBunny die-cuts. Can you believe I didn't use any flowers??? LOL....I thought the birdie was pretty enough! ;-)

These papers are really beautiful! ;-)

Anyways, a short and sweet post.
I hope you have a super Saturday!
Denise x

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sketch no.58 - Scrap Africa

Hello Everyone

We have a new sketch up on the blog, for the new month, at Scrap Africa.

I had recently gone with 2 friends, sisters, to a ladies tea and we had the best time! We had such a laugh and it was just so very good for the soul! ;-) My friend took some photo's with her camera and so I wanted to scrap them.  The photo quality was not so great, but I scrapped them anyway.  I wanted to remember and document that morning.

I created a canvas.

I used Prima Garden Fable papers and accents, along with a Blue Fern chipboard .

I recycled a delicate scarf, that after much wear and washing, just started to fall apart.  So the white lace used is from that beautiful scarf.

These rose clusters from Prima were perfect for this design and page.

There had to be some fussy these pretty roses were perfect for that! ;-)

Maybe you can play along....we would love if it you could.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super evening!
Denise x