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, 30 January 2012

Once Upon a Time

Hi Everyone

Today is back to work and it seems as though the weekend has passed in a flash.
I have some awesome Websters Pages that I have been saving for a special layout and finally decided on a layout of my son (LOL...probably obvious I know).  In any case, I just love Websters Pages and always feel that my layout has to do the paper justice. So here is my layout below, and is entitled exactly as on the page, Once Upon a Time.

I used Websters Pages (Magical Wishes) Prince Frog and (Feather Your Nest) Twigs and their Deluxe Journaling Card set. It involved a LOT of fussy cutting, but was worth it in the end.

Here are two close ups of the journaling and photo.

I hope you like what you see and maybe find a little bit of inspiration.
Have a great scrappy evening.
Denise x

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Love These Girls - LYB Challenge

Two posts in one day!!!! I am really scrapping up a storm today and I am enjoying every minute of it.

This is the sketch challenge:

I really loved this sketch and so wanted to really make a great layout with it.
See my version below, which is very much in keeping with the sketch.

I used LYB Cup Cake Love Paper - Mini Plaid Multi and Cup Cake Love Big Cut outs.

Here are two close ups below.

Thanks for coming to have a look.
Take care now
Denise x

Goggle Eyed - Scrap Africa Challenge

Hi Everyone

I just love Saturdays! I can take my time getting up in the morning and lounge about with a cup of coffee, and always find time for lots of scrap booking! Nothing is rushed and that is when I can relax and have lots of inspiration.

I am really excited about the new Scrap Africa Challenge Blog and was very keen to get a layout done for this challenge. I think there is heaps of talent in South Africa and hopefully it can be showcased here.

The very first challenge and here is the sketch.

I loved Svetlana's page and also decided to do a boys page. See my offering below - Goggle Eyed

I just love this picture of Joe and think he really looks like a little cute bug! So with the bright colours of the photo's it was great to be able to use bright coloured papers and accents. I did stamping along the border and also did some splash painting with Dazzles Spray Ink. I used Doodlebug Design Apron Strings paper, Echo Park Sweet Summertime & Summer Days & Happy Days paper, and Echo Park Dots and Stripes stickers. I stamped with Hampton Art Foot Longs Stamps and used Sandy Lion stickers too.

Below are 2 close ups.

I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday afternoon and maybe are scrapping...
Have a great one.
Denise x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Little Angel

Hi Everyone

I am often surfing the net and looking at scrapbooking sites and look for inspiration and great projects.  This one below caught my eye and I really wanted to try the stamping technique. Gabrielle Pollacco from Websters Papers demonstrated the stamping technique she used.  See this link if you would like more details:

Sun Kissed

Below is my layout created using the same stamp technique.  I also painted my picture frame with white and pink craft paint, and gave it a marbled effect.  I did some very fussy cutting (to quote the awesome Gerry van Gent) and used the cutout Poppies as my flowers.

The beautiful  Poppy paper used is Kand Company, and the photo matting is Glitz Design, Beautiful Dreamer paper. The stamp used was Pheasant stamps from Basic Grey and the 2 rub ons are Scrapbook King.

Here is a close up.

In retrospect, I think I might have used lighter cardstock than the shade of pink I used, but it turned out quite nicely. Maybe you might like to try this technique too.

Have a great scrappy weekend.
Denise x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Scrap Africa

Hi Everyone

I am so excited about this new South African Scrap Challenge Blog.  This is just awesome! Thanks to the awesome ladies that have put this together!!! I cannot wait to get creating!

Check it out here:

Have an African Scrappy Day.
Denise x

The Scrap Cake - 2 Brand New Collections

Hi Everyone

These 2 new releases are just awesome and can be seen here:

Find some inspiration and have a scrappy day!
Densie x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Websters Pages - Palm Beach

This is another stunning line by Websters and I can just imagine playing with these papers!



Websters New Line - In Love

Here is another stunning line by Websters. Check it out - just beautiful!


Once Upon a Sketch - 15th January Challenge

Hi Everyone

Yesterday I was plagued with DSL issues in the neighbourhood and so could not access the internet at all.  It's amazing how reliant we become on this connectivity to the web and how frustrating it can be when it does not work! Luckily it did not last too long and I am back and connected today!

I have done a layout for the Once Upon a Sketch challenge and geepers, was it a challenge.  Sometimes one struggles to get the right look of the layout and I struggled with this one.  It took me a good 3 days to really get it finished. So take a look and see below.

And below is a close up of my journalling.

This page really was about reminding me that I want and intend to make time for the things and people I love.  I will really try to keep sight of my goals and dreams and make time to allow these to grow and develop.

List of materials used:
Glitz Design Paper and stickers - Beautiful Dreamer
Basic Grey Rub Ons and lettering
Prima Flowers
Upikit Rhinestones
Martha Stewart Punch
Creative Imaginations Leaves

Hope you have a great evening.
Take care
Denise x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Websters Pages - Game On

Introducing Game On...And a GIVEAWAY!

The colors, patterns and themes in this collection are so incredibly versatile, we can't get over how many different things you could do wtih it. Wonderfully sporty and GREAT for the BOYS in your life, this line alone inspires. 
The right combination and you could create a lovely layout for a girl using those trims, or add some festive spirit with the Game On PERFECT ACCENTS:
Layer those, pop them out with foam tape or allow them to serve as the sentiment on a lovely handmade card...really, the possiblities are endless. 
And, of course, we've got bling-tastic DAZZLE-ME GEMS:
A wonderful way to add sparkle to your sporty memories. 
Our PETITE PRINCESS PETALS are perfect in red, blue and a lovely neutral...
PetitePrincessPetals-GO_650 ideal addition to every Game On layout or card. 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

My Minds Eye - Challenge 31

Hi Everyone, I have spent a lovely morning with my family, as my son went to a birthday party and now I am back to post my challenge submission for the Mind's Eye Challnge.

Here is the sketch firstly and then below that is my version.


All the papers used were Lost and Found Two and embelishments were Enmarc Wood corner, Celebr8 Wood Butterfly, Basic Grey chipboard cut outs, Making Memories Love Struck hearts, Prima Flowers,Upikit Pearl Rhinestones and unknown lace.  I also used a Martha Stewart punch and Enmarc Rub On and the title is Making Memories mistletoe.

Here are two close ups.

I hope you are also finding some time to scrap on a Saturday afternoon.
Enjoy your weekend.
Denise x

Friday, 20 January 2012