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.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Stork Card - Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride

Hello Everyone

A colleague is going off on maternity leave soon and so I was asked to make a card for her.

I used the soft and pretty Baby 2 Bride collection from Graphic 45.
Since it's going to be a boy, I emphasised blue.

I also used a chipboard piece from Enmarc, which I embossed with distress embossing powder.

I did a fair amount of fussy cutting! ;-)

I hope she will he happy with it.

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visits.

Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

50th Anniversary Altered Tray - BoBunny Head Over Heels

Hello Everyone

Recently it was my parents 50th wedding anniversary and I altered a tray for them, as a little gift.

I used a photo of them, that had been taken at another family wedding.
I altered the tray with lots of goodies from the BoBunny Head Over Heels Collection.

This tray was on display at their 50th anniversary lunch.
It was a really special lunch! ;-)

Anyways...thanks for stopping by..
I really do appreciate all your visits.

Have a super, super day!
Denise x

Monday, 28 November 2016

Story/Win Layout - ScrapBerry's Edge of Town Collection

Hello Everyone

Apologies for being missing in action but I was really not well last week.
Thank goodness I am sooo much better and feeling myself again! ;-)

I was up on the ScrapBerry's blog with a mixed media layout, which I really love.
It's been a while since I created a rather masculine page.

Here's the page.

I used the Edge of Town Collection, which is soooo cool! ;-)
I has rusty elements and perfect for boys! ;-)

I also used some of the Pentart Rust Effect solutions on some washers, to make them old and rusty.

I also used stamps and inks for the background.  I kept it masculine and fairly simple.

I would love it if you popped along to ScrapBerry's and had a peek...

ScrapBerry's Supply List:
Edge of Town 12x12" Paper Collection (SCB220608300b)

I hope you are all well.
Wishing you a stunning week too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Denise x

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Summer Paradise - Penelope Dee

Hello Everyone

I had the absolute privilege of playing with the Summer Breeze Collection from Penelope Dee.
So thanks a ton Glenda, for this fabulous opportunity.

Here's the first page I created.

I used the Penelope Dee stencil and some crackle paint and watercolour features for the background, along with some fussy cut circles and paint splatters.

Here's some close-ups.

I also used some brown beads on the background. On the chipboard pieces I heat embossed with Distress powders.

This collection is really so versatile and can be used for feminine or masculine pages.

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

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Art Journal Page - Berry71Bleu November Mood Board

Hello Everyone

I am up on the Berry71Bleu blog today, with an art journal page.

Here's the fabulous mood board this month.

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Here is my take.

I used the Summer Breeze Collection from Penelope Dee.
I loved this sentiment and so that was the inspiration, along with the colours, which were perfect for the mood board.

There are many layers of paint, stamping, stencilling and bits of patterned papers.

I am happy with how it turned out.

There is still time to play along with the mood board.
You have until 30 Nov.

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

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wedding Card - BoBunny Juliet & Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope Item #661243

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all having a super day! ;-)

I have a friend at work, whose daughter is getting married in a few weeks time! 
He's such a good pal and always helps me out with this and that and so I told him that I would make a card for him, for his daughter.
He is really emotional about this wedding coming up and I can just imagine what he will be like on the day.

Anyways, so I really wanted to make a special card for him to give to his daughter.

Here it is.

I used the BoBunny Juliet Collection.  This is still one of my most favourite and romantic collections.

I used a gorgeous swirly chipboard from Enmarc, which I distress embossed and I also used a Tim Holtz stencil and distress ink to create the stencilled background.

As you know I have also been making my own flowers and this is one that I so love, becuase the colouring is so soft and beautiful! ;-)

Once again I used my favourite Sizzix die! ;-)

Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope

Item #661243

I love how this card turned out and I really hope my friend and his daughter, will love it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!I hope you have a fabulous day!Denise x

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Party Items - BoBunny Felicity Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are all well and had a super weekend! ;-)

I was up on the BoBunny blog recently with some party items.

I would really love it, if you popped over and had a look.

Here's some sneak peeks.

Party Items by Denise van Deventer using the BoBunny Felicity Collection and Pentart Acrylic Paint

I used the gorgeous and pretty Felicity Collection, along with some Sizzix dies.

I love this little box and bow from Sizzix and will definitely be using this for some of my Christmas gifts etc. I also handmade these flowers.

I also made these below. They are sooo pretty.

Party Items by Denise van Deventer using the BoBunny Felicity Collection and Pentart Acrylic Paint

I am so in-love with all my Sizzix dies and just need to find more time to use them all! ;-)

Please pop over and have a look at all the new Sizzix dies.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Romance, Serendipity, Wonderful, Parasols, Always/ Felicity
Cardstock: Blush Dot, Chiffon Dot
Noteworthy: Felicity
Jewels: Double Dot Aqua, Mocha
Pearlescent: Chocolate
Doilies: 4" small, 6.5" medium
Chipboard Banner Set
Juliet Party in a Box
Timepiece Laser Cut Chipboard
Butterfly Laser Cut Chipboard
Pentart Acrylic: Primer, Jade

Sizzix Bigz Die - Gerbera - Item #661073

Sizzix Bigz Die - Gerbera

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Every Occasion

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a super Tuesday!
Denise x

Friday, 11 November 2016

Art Journal Page - BoBunny's Stencils and Stamps

Hello Everyone

I am sharing an art journal page today! ;-)
I am sharing lots of BoBunny's stamps and stencils! ;-)

Here's the page! ;-)

I created the background with distress inks and stickable stencils and stamps.

Here's some closer shots...

I really love this quote I found...

She couldn't feel her wings
But knew they were there
So she built a ladder
That lead to the sky
And when she touched the clouds
She remembered how to fly!

Isn't that beautiful! ;-)

This was just the piece that I needed to lift my spirit! ;-)

Thanks so much for popping by my blog! ;-)
I really do appreciate the love and comments you leave! ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Mixed Media Canvas - ScrapBerry's and Sizzix

Hello Everyone

I am up on the ScrapBerry's blog today with a really bright and sunny canvas! ;-)

Here is a little peek and I would love it if you popped over and had a look! ;-)

You will see I also handmade a flower again, with the gorgeous 

Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope

I can honestly say that this is my favourite die-cut at the moment! ;-)
It makes the most beautiful flowers, as you can see! ;-)

 ScrapBerry's Supply List:
The Art of Nature 6x6" Paper Pad (SCB22069109)
The ARt of Nature 12x12" Collection Pack (SCB220609100b)
Butterflies Set of Clear Rubber Stamps No. 3 (SCB4907003B)
Paper Flowers Daisy Light Yellow (SCB280308)

Please be patient if I haven't got around to your blog lately...
I promise to do so very soon! ;-)

Have a gorgeous afternoon!
Denise x

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Anniversary Card - BoBunny Bella Rosa

Hello Everyone

I shared an Anniversary card for my parents in the week and have another one to share, as I also had to make one for my sister.

I, again, used the Bella Rosa collection.

I used layers of diecuts and added some stamping.

I also handmade some flowers and just love how these came out.

I love these delicate die-cuts from BoBunny.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visits.

Have a super evening!
Denise x

Friday, 4 November 2016

Altered Gift Box - ScrapBerry's November/December Challenge

Hello Everyone
Thank goodness it's Friday! It's been a hectic week! ;-)
I am so looking forward to this weekend!
The November/December challenge at ScrapBerry's is up on the blog and you can read all about the details there.
It's a super challenge and I am sure you and your scrap buddies could stand a good chance of winning some ScrapBerry's goodies.
I made an altered gift box for this chaellenge and I will definitely use it for one of my Christmas gifts.
I used lots of ScrapBerry's goodies and also hand created the flower.
I am having a lot of fun creating my own flowers still.
ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Winter Joy Collection – Cards (SCB220605412b)
Once Upon a Winter Set of Metal Embelishments with epoxy (SCB340997)
Shabby Ribbon White 10 mm (SCB510101)
Mother's Treasure Paper Set 6x6 Inch (SCB220607213)
Craft Chipboard White Tags (SCB2022646)
Paper Flowers - Clove Burgundy (SCB280409)
Metal Embellishments That Special Time Of Year 1
There is gorgeous inspiration on the blog...please pop over and have a look!
Have a super Friday and weekend!
Denise x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Mixed Media Tags - Scrap Africa Challenge no.80

Hello Everyone

It's my Birthday today and it's 4am in the morning and I cannot sleep anymore! ;-)
So I decided to come and sit at my PC and catch up with a whole lot of posts etc.

There's a new challenge at Scrap Africa.  Here's the sketch below.

I created some mixed media tags, based on the sketch.

I used the gorgeous Enchanted Harvest Collection from BoBunny.
I just love Sunflowers and so this collection is definitely one of my favourites.

Here's the individual tags.

I did lots of fussy cutting and also used some of the gorgeous new products from Pentart, that BoBunny distributes. I used the Brass Contour Liner on the chipboard pieces and the White Contour Liner along the edges of the tag.

Here's a look at the second one.

You can clearly see on this one that I used the Brass and White Contour Liners.  They were so easy to work with and have a really fine nib for the contours.

The flowers are handmade by me and I used BoBunny cardstock and Sizzix die-cut layers.

Sizzix Bigz Die - Calliope

I so love for these flowers turned out and this is certainly one of my favourite die-cuts.

So please pop over to the Scrap Africa blog  and see the fabulous inspiration! ;-)
There is also some BoBunny goodies up for grabs! ;-)

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