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, 1 September 2014

Sketch no.34 - Scrap Africa

Hello Everyone

I had an awful Monday, it was a really blue one! However, coming home to find my BoBunny DT box, filled with so many amazing goodies, was my absolute ray of sunshine and the perfect "pick me up"! It was an early Christmas for me! ;-)) So very soon, you will see all the lovely new products being showcased here!

There is a new sketch challenge up at Scrap Africa here. Please pop along and have a look at the Guest Designers well as the DT.

I decided to create a tag and here is the result.

I used the beautiful Enchanted Garden Collection from BoBunny, as well as the Ephemera Package for this collection.  The flowers used are Petaloo. It has a vintage feel to it, which I really like!

I really hope you will pop along and play along!
Hope your Monday was better than mine! ;-)
Denise x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

My Retro Boots - Berry71Bleu August Challenge

Hello Everyone

I have had a hectic week and a hectic weekend to match! I am absolutely pooped and this is before Monday even begins! Yikes! Anyways, the joys of family, friendship and scrapbooking all rolled into one.

I have a number of projects to share with you, but I cannot share them all at once, and so will start with my page that is up on the Berry71Bleu blog. It's for the super August sketch challenge.

I love this photo of Joe, where I asked him to pose for me, with his new retro soccer boots on. LOL....such a goofy and funny boy!

We searched high and low for boots in his size and eventually saw these, which Joe was mad about.  I did say that his mates might tease him and he still insisted that he wanted them.  So we got them! ;-)

My journalling tells you even more about his love for these boots! He he he

I used these wonderful and retro felt circles from Chantal van den Berg and also the super chippie from Creative Embelishments. Joe's retro boots and Chantal's retro rounds were the inspiration for the page! ;-)

I used all sorts of bits and pieces and papers from October Afternoon. I was able to get into my stash and make good use of these goodies.

Pop along to Berry71Bleu and check out the gorgeous projects over the past few weeks with Chantal's goodies and Creative Embelishments. It has been a real treat! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a good Sunday!
Denise x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Today - Prima August BAP

Hello Everyone

August is almost over and September almost here! This means Spring is certainly on it's way and the sweet evening Jasmine scent is definitely an indication! ;-)

I have completed a page for the Prima August BAP and the sketch was really so fabulous.  I fell in love with it when I saw it.

BAP Jennifersketch

I really wanted to stay quite close to the sketch, to really keep that design, and so went with clean and simple to create my page. I really had to put on the brakes, so that I did not keep adding or doing more! ;-)

Here's the result.

I am really happy with how it turned out. For the background I just did some stamping and then used a stencil and some spritz for the swirls.

I had bought a gorgeous die-cut and had been dying to use it.  It is most surely my favourite die-cut at the moment.

I used the Almanac Collection, which has some wonderful little images that could be fussy cut.

Here is a close-up of the spritzed swirls and the background stamping.

Lastly, here is a shot of my journalling.

I know that you have seen the photo before, but I had printed 2 of the same photo to use on my previous BoBunny Kraft Bag layout, but it did not work out.  So I had this photo and it was the perfect size for this page!  So thought "what the heck" and used it again! ;-) Waste not, want not! ;-)

Thanks for stopping at my little patch today!
I hope you have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 25 August 2014

42 - BoBunny Kraft Bags

Hello Everyone

Apologies for being so quiet, but I have been creating in the background and really needed to create, rather than compute! LOL...sometimes one has to do, what one has to do! ;-)

I was asked to create a collage for a friends sons 21st birthday and so I really had to spend quite a bit of time to complete it.  I will share it with you by the weekend (he must see it first before I share it with you...LOL) and then you will understand!!!! It's BIG! ;-)

I do have a page to share with you, that was up on the BoBunny blog last week here.  We were tasked with using the Kraft bags on our layouts.

Here's my page.

I could not bring myself to actually cut this gorgeous fold it I did! ;-) It created a really nice little journalling hideaway for my thoughts and words.  It also created a lovely matting for my photo!

The Somewhere in Time Collection is really so amazing....and I really do love it to bits! One can really go the steampunky road with it, or still keep it soft and timeless, as I have tried to do here!

I love the balloons in this collection too and so definitely wanted to use them too!

I am so enjoying mixed media and watercolouring is my absolute favourite! I loooove this stencil I have used and it really does add to the softness of this page!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you had a super weekend!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Oh so Pretty - Scrap Around the World - August Challenge

Hello Everyone

It's Wednesday and I am looking forward to spending some time at home today.  I have a lot of scrappy things to do and hopefully I can get a lot done today.

I have finished a page for Scrap Around the World August Challenge

I loved this mood board by Marilyn. If anyone knows me, they will know I love clothes and shoes...and those shoes are just amazing! I love the little roses and little different and beautiful. So this picture and the colouring was the inspiration for my page. I also incorporated the sewing theme into my page.

I used the beautiful Primrose collection from BoBunny along with the cute Stitches stamps from BoBunny.
The layout is called "Oh so Pretty" and my journalling says this: "There is no better attire on a lady, than her most beautiful smile! These young ladies are perfectly attired!" 

My sister had made these dresses for them, as they were flower girls at my cousins wedding. They really were so pretty and were the perfect young ladies!

I also incorporated some ribbon and this is definitely all part of dress making and sewing.

I used a really pretty diecut for the matting of the photo. It's the first time I have used this diecut and love how intricate it is.

I added some butterflies, hearts and a little bling! All perfect for young ladies! ;-)

I am so proud of these girls...they are so beautiful inside and out!

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

Monday, 18 August 2014

Forever - OUAS August Challenge

Hello Everyone

I hope that your Monday was a super start to the week.

I finished a page for the OUAS August challenge.

Journalling Theme: "The men in our lives..." 

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! 

I turned the sketch on it's side and then created a page about a man in my life - my brother, who is 40 this year. He is the youngest of 3 siblings.

So here's my page.

I used a number of different bits and pieces and papers from different Prima collections. I wanted to keep this a masculine page, even though I used a few flower bits.

I did some watercolour effects, as I love doing lately and was very happy with the results.  I also added some gold beads, which I have never added on a scrappy page and thought they made a nice little feature and added some texture.

I have had these ornate metal hinges forever and a day.  I always wanted to save them for a special page and this page of my brother, was the perfect fit.  The metal accents just added to the masculinity. So after about 10 years or more in my scrappy stash, they have finally found their way onto a page! ;-)

My journalling says this: You are always in my thoughts and prayers.  No matter how far you are.  I wish for your happiness and love everyday.  No matter the age, I always look out for you and will always be your sister.  You have grown into a super man @ age 40!!

I really do miss my brother and so wish he would be a part of our daily lives! I wish also that he would find his happiness and would also recognise it, when he found it!! He's a good man and I love him dearly!

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

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Kraft Bags - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I am up on the BoBunny blog today with Kraft Bags.  These are really so versatile and here we had to use them on our layouts.  Please pop over and have a look.

Here's a little sneak peak and I will have a full reveal here a little later in the week.

Hope you have a super Sunday!
Denise x