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, 25 April 2016

Zooty Cuties Cards - FabScraps

Hello Everyone

I hope that you had a good weekend! ;-)

Sadly, I learnt today, that I did not make the Graphic 45 Design Team!
It was a great achievement to have made the TOP 30 finalists, but would have been the cherry on the cake to actually make the team.
I was disappointed but will certainly be back next year to try again! ;-)

For today, I still have some cards that I made, using the Zooty Cutie Collection.

This collection has some really cute elements that can be fussy cut.

and here's the last one.

Such a super collection for kiddies! ;-)

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your visits and comments.
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Cutie - FabScraps Zooty Cuties Collection

Hello Everyone

I still have some FabScraps projects that I have not shared with you and so today, I am sharing a page that I really enjoyed creating and really love! ;-)

When I create pages about my boy....then these are always filled with so much love and affection.

I used the Zooty Cuties collection.

I love the colouring on this page and that the photo is really the focus! ;-)

Here's a close-up.

Just the other day this boy-tjie was a toddler!!!!

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you had a fabulous day.
Denise x

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Misc. Me - BoBunny Believe Collection

Hello Everyone

I have some Misc. Me spreads up on the BoBunny blog, using the gorgeous and colourful Believe Collection! ;-)

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

Here's a little sneak peek.

Thanks so much for popping by!

I really appreciate the visits and love! ;-)
Have a super Wednesday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Upcycled Body Shop Box - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

I decided to join the April Upcycling challenge with Graphic 45 and so I upcycled a Body Shop Box.

I used up all sorts of bits and bobs from various Graphic 45 collections.

Here's some close-ups.

I am not sure exactly what I am going to use it for yet.  Maybe just a gift box or a little trinket box.

But in any case it will certainly be used! ;-)

Our internet woes have at last been sorted out.  So that is certainly one thing that I am really pleased about.

I hope you have a super evening!
Denise x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team - Final Round - Mixed Media Tag Tutorial

Hello Everyone

2 weeks ago I announced that I was chosen as one of the TOP 30 finalists for the Graphic 45 Design Team.

We had to create a project and also create a video.
So I decided to make a tutorial video for the mixed media tag that I created.

Firstly here's the tag.

Secondly, here's the video to share with you today.


Here's the YouTube link too:
I had lots of fun making this video.  It was a bit nerve wrecking too, as this was the first time that I created one.  I am sure that with practice, it will get much easier and I won't feel so nervous.
But yes, I wanted to get it right and I also really wanted a good shot at this final Design Team Audition.

Anyways, please wish me luck! ;-)

Have a super and creative afternoon! ;-)
Denise x 

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Journal Page - Scrap Africa Mood Board no.73

Morning Everyone

I hope that you had a good week! ;-)

Apologies for not posting for a number of days but I have not had internet for a number of days now.  We are still waiting for Telkom to sort it out! Soooo frustrating!!!

I just decided today that I would quickly use my phone and post the new Scrap Africa challenge!

Here's the mood board.

I created a journal page.
The sentiment is exactly along the lines that my life has been for the last 2 weeks! ;-)

It's a fabulous quote by Marilyn Monroe -
Nothing lasts forever.  So live it up, drink it down, laugh it off, avoid drama
Take Chances and never have regrets because everything you did, was at one point,
exactly what you wanted.

Here's some close-ups.

For the background, I did a distress ink water colour background and was something that I tried after seeing it at my super bloggy friend Anna-Karin Evaldsson.
If you really want some inspiration, then explore this crafty ladies blog! She is amazing! ;-)

I used a few bits and bobs from BoBunny Believe, as well as some of the new gorgeous BoBunny stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super, crafty Saturday!

Denise x

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Relax Tag - Mixed Media - FabScraps Beach Bliss Collection

Hello Everyone

Sorry that I have been missing for a few days! Life just got crazy, hectic over the last few days and so priorities prevailed! ;-)
Anyways, I am back today to share some more FabScraps Beach Bliss.

I created a mixed media tag.

Here's a close-up.

Supplies List:
Patterned Paper: FabScraps Beach Bliss Sailing Boats C82 002,  FabScraps  Beach Bliss Lighthouse 2 C82 004
Card Kit: Beach Bliss MC82 001A
Stencils:  FabScraps Waves DS 043
Diecuts:  FabScraps Anchor, Bell & Ship Wheel DC82 008
Blooms: Large Navy blue flower, 1medium sized white flower and 2 small flowers, white and blue, 2 small red flowers
Cardstock: 2 x different shades of Green, White.
Die-Cuts: Various Leaf die-cuts
Pigment Ink – Brown and green
Brown Acrylic Paint
Double sided Tape
Spray bottle and water
3D double sided tape
Teal Lace and stripy lace
Brown brads

  1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 11cm x 15cm and distress the edges and ink with brown pigment ink.
  2. Cut a rectangle 13cm x 18cm of the stripy side of the Sailing Boats patterned paper.  Distress and ink the edges with brown pigment ink.
  3. Cut another rectangle piece from the Lighthouse patterned paper.  Distress and ink the edges too with brown pigment ink.
  4. On this teal side of the patterned paper use the waves stencil and gesso and create a pattern that runs from the left hand side towards the right hand side, as per the photo.
  5. Once this has dried, run the pigment stamp over the gesso lightly, to add some brown touches.
  6. Fussy cut some of the umbrellas from the card kit and adhere, as per the photo.
  7. Adhere the die-cut paper ship wheel to the chipboard piece.  Ink the edges with brown pigment ink.
  8. Use 3D double sided tape to adhere the wheel to the card, along the left edge and in the middle of the card.
  9. Fussy cut some teal flowers from the patterned paper and die-cut the various leaves from the green and white cardstocks.
  10. Arrange and adhere all the flowers and leaves, on and alongside the ship wheel, as per the photo.
  11. Add some of the teal lace, in between the flowers and leaves.
  12. Fussy cut the Relax sentiment from the patterned paper and adhere to the middle, bottom of the card.
  13. Cut a piece of stripy lace and fold in half and adhere to the top, left of the tag.
  14. Lastly add some brown touches of acrylic paint, all around the edges of various layers and flowers.