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.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Make Waves - Sketchabilities #119

Hello Everyone

I have a page to share with you today for the Sketchabilities #119 sketch.

I have been wanting to do a beachy page of Joe, for a while now and this sketch just lent itself to the idea in my head.  So I created a mixed media page.

I used the super Pink Paislee collection, Nantucket. I really do love it.

I used some real shells, along with my chippies and woody pieces.

For the sun I cut a circle from one of the yellow patterned papers and really liked these little seahorses facing one another.  Then I just added some thready wool and it became a sun! I thought it turned out nicely.

I used lots of paint, sprays, stamps, dry walling tape and gesso. I really did enjoy playing with all of these mediums.

Overall, it still has a pretty clean look....

This photo was taken last year, when Joe and I were at Salt Rock in really was such a nice time for us and we really did have a blast!

Thanks so much for popping by.
I hope you have a super evening!
Denise x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Scrap-a-Doodles Design Team 2014 Audition

Hello Everyone

I am applying for a DT post at Scrap-a-Doodles and so this is my audition post to show 3 of my projects and give Scrap-a-Doodles a little taste of what I am about.

My first project is one that I recently did for a DT project at Berry71Bleu and is a canvas - Marilyn. This is vintage style canvas.  You can click on the link and it will take you to the original post and the details on this project. This is one of my favourite projects over the last 3 months or so.

Second is a layout, which I really love as well, and is one about my little family - Today:Enjoy the Little Things. It's a mixed media page, using watercolours and love how it just turned out so perfectly here.

Lastly, I have a card to share - Many Thanks.  It is a thank you card and is a shabby chic/vintage style.

If you would like to see more information on the projects and the materials used, then please click on the links, which will take you to the original posts.

Thanks so much for popping by...
Wish me luck with this audition!
Have a super evening!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

MG - Prima PPP July

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a great Sunday and that it has been a relaxing and good weekend!

I gave a class yesterday morning, after not having done one for ages and I really enjoyed it, even though I was really tired afterwards! We had some good fun and the ladies pages turned out stunningly!

Anyways, I have a page for the Prima PPP July and it's definitely 4th July colours....;-)


So here's my take on it.

My Dad has this MG and it has been a part of our lives since I was 13.  I helped push it into the yard, when we first got it...I have passed spanners...I have helped with each and every engine overhaul and so yes, I guess I have a little part in it too! ;-)

My Dad and brother fixed it up, from not running, to running and looking perfect! It took a good few years and was definitely a labour of love! Just recently my Dad did the engine overhaul for the second time and so it is in great running order again.

So when my brother was out in May from the UK, we took the MG and my sisters Morris Minor for a Sunday drive, had some breakfast in Parkhurst and then made our way back home again! It was a really perfect day and we had great time together, as a family!

My journalling tells the little story.

I used the School Memories collection, it was so perfect! I also used lots of different Prima stamps for the stamping and coloured the Prima Nieve flowers blue....

I actually mixed two red sprays that I had, one was a Smooch spray that had got clogged and the other, not sure what the name was, since I threw the bottle away ages ago.  So I used this red paint mixture for my paint drops and it remained wet for quite a while but has now dried, as a wet looking drop!!!! It is absolutely fabulous....I think it would make for a super scrapping product!!!!

I used this lovely Enmarc Craft chipboard corner, which I heat embossed and then went over with a white gel pen.

I am really happy with how this page turned out and was definitely a photo I wanted to scrap of my brother and Dad in the MG! ;-)

Thanks so much for popping in...
I so appreciate your visits.
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Friday, 18 July 2014

Wild Life - Berry71Bleu July Challenge

Hello Everyone

It's my turn up on the Berry71Bleu Blog today, with my take on the July Challenge - Pattern Palooza.

Here's my page.

The journalling tells you about why this page is called Wild Life. "Look what I found at sunset...this little creature that was happy to sit in the fading sunlight and catch the last few rays of warmth.

Recently we went on a family weekend away to a beautiful place called Dullstroom and this picture was taken on the first evening, just as the sun was setting.  The colouring was so amazing and with the winter coloured grass and trees, just made for a beautiful photo. This little town and surroundings is know for it's fly fishing and so that was one of the reasons we went there.

I used my watercolour pencils to colour these Jelly Park digi stamps and also used the watercolour pencils for my background. It may be old school, but still works like a charm! ;-)

I used the gorgeous Autumn Song Collection from BoBunny, patterned papers, chipboards and bits.
This is still one of my favourite collections. The sparkles used, are Molossi.

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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Lemonade Stand OTP - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog today with Tracee and we created some OTP projects with the summery and beautiful Lemonade Stand.  This collection is just fabulous!

Please pop over and have a look...this collection is so versatile.

I decided to create a Summer Sweet/Cookie Jar. I thought I would love for it to stand on my kitchen counter, but could also be used for s summery table accent.

I really loved the fruit pieces in the noteworthy pack and these were really the inspiration for this project.
These remind me of all the things that I love about summer, watermelon, fruit on a stick and picnics.

I did a crackle base which really turned out to be perfect with these accents.

I also made these little umbrella's, which are so summery and fun too! They were pinwheels to start off with and after some gentle persuasion, loooooots of glue and patience, they became umbrella's.  I will definitely be using these as part of a summer table setting.

Here are the other sides of the jar.

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

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

6 - Once Upon a Sketch July Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am on a week's leave and enjoying lots of time with my son, as well as scrapping up a storm!  It is so nice not to have to rush anywhere or be in a hurry for anything!!! ;-)

So I completed a page for the July Once Upon a Sketch Challenge, which is this.

Journalling Theme: "Numbers.." 

 Pick a number and center your journalling around it. (i.e. FIVE men in my life, TEN quirky traits, THREE long term goals, or 2014--the date I will do ___)

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

It is less than 2 weeks to my sons 7th birthday and this page is about his 6th birthday!!!! Terrible really!!!

I really did dive into my scrappy stash for these papers etc.  They are Basic Grey, Life of the Party! LOL..
But I am still happy and pleased with it.  The only thing that is new, is the gorgeous round Blue Fern chipboard which I got through Colourful Memories last week.

I used some stashy rub-ons and also recoloured some of the BG chippies from this collection.

I mixed some white and green embossing powders for the circle chipboard and then added some brown paint.

I decided to also cut out this sweet photo of Joe blowing out his candles, as the background was far too busy and distracting. I am pleased that I did and was happy with the result.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super, scrappy Wednesday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Garden - Scrap Africa Challenge no.31 - Pinterest Mood Board

Hello Everyone

There is a new challenge up at Scrap Africa and I soooo love the Mood Board. I found these gorgeous images on Pinterest and just thought they would be wonderful inspiration for scrapping.

So here is the mood board.

Please pop over and see what your Guest Designers and DT created.

Here is my page.

I created a page about my Mothers garden and how I have always loved it.  She really does tend and care for it and is one of the things that I always associate with my Mother: - green fingers and a beautiful garden!

I used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers, which were so perfect for this theme.

I don't often scrap with purples, but my last page and this one both have purple and I really love how they turned out.

So if you love flowers and shabbiness, why not come and play along....

Thanks so much for popping by!
Have a super day!
Denise x