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.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Love Mini Album - BoBunny

Hello Everyone

I am soooo pleased it's Friday! I am so looking forward to just a little bit of a chill and relax.

Juliana and I have our Love Mini Albums on the BoBunny blog today, it would be awesome if you could pop over and have a look.

Love Mini Album by Denise van Deventer

This is a little "love" album about the 2 boys in my life! My hubby and my son. When I received this fabulous mini album from BoBunny it was a no-brainer that I would have to create a "love" document. Because of the super colours in the Head Over Heels collection and funky camera shaped Mini Album, I choose some fun photo's to compliment it.

I honestly had so much fun creating this mini album. With all the co-ordinating 6x6 papers, Noteworthy, stickers, chipboards and buttons, it is so easy to put a page together. I was just brimming with ideas and the thing that took the longest, was waiting for the gesso and glue to dry!

Last year sometime, my hubby and son were playing and wrestling with one another.  I got the camera out and took quite a few photo's of their antics. It was good to have quite a number of photo's from the same shoot to work with for the album.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: First Kiss, Boyfriend / Head Over Heels
Cardstock: Sugar Dot
Stickers: Combo Sticker, Cardstock Sticker / Head Over Heels
Noteworthy: Head Over Heels
Buttons: Head Over Heels
Brads: Silver and Gold
Jewels: Silver and Gold
Chipboard:12 x 12 Chipboard/ Head Over Heels 
Stamps: It is Written, Curly Q, Autumn Song
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Head Over Heals
Mini Album: Head Over Heals
Blossoms: Blush Pansy, Blush Zinnia, Wildberry Zinnia, Wildberry Dahlia, Wildberry Pansy
Doilies: 4” Small
Kraft: Canvas Pleated Lace

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

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Published in Scrap365

Hello Everyone

I am really so excited, I have been published for the first time in the Scrap365 Magazine.  I am thrilled to bits.

This is the current issue that my page is featured in.

Picture of Scrap 365 February/March 2014

Here's a little sneak peek of the page too.

I don't even have a copy yet...but soon, I will have one in my grubby little paws!!!! ;-)))

Have a super evening!
Denise x

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Splash - CSI Case File no.107

Hello Everyone

Geepers, we are almost at the end of January already!! Where did it go?! ;-)

I managed to find time to play along with the CSI Case File this week.

Here is my take on it.

My yellow looks a little pale in the photograph, but is quite a bit more sunny on the page.
In any case, this is a little fun page about Joe and his dips in the pool this summer.

I used mostly Teresa Collins Summer Stories, with some Fancy Pants patterned paper. The chipboard piece is Design Worx and was embossed with power. I also used some string to emphasis the photo.

This is such a cute photo, I wanted to show you a close-up.

Here is a close-up of the journalling, for good measure too! ;-)

Today is one of those scorchers, and there will certainly be a dip in the pool a little later! ;-)

Have a super evening!
Denise x

Saturday, 25 January 2014

You are so very Sweet - Scrap Around the World January Challenge

Hello Everyone

We are having a scorcher today and very soon I hope to go and have a dip in the pool! I just came back from a walk with Joe and the dogs to the park, and I am soooooo very hot! ;-)

I have a post to share with you and it's for the Scrap Around the World January Challenge here. It has such a super, soft mood board.

I chose to use the colouring from this board for my page.

This is our new puppy Blossom, she is a Border Collie and is so very precious.  We got her on the 05th Jan and she is now 7 weeks old. She has been such a breath of fresh air to our home, as well as chaos and destruction!!!! ;-) LOL....but we love her dearly and she gets on really well with Rosie.

I used the Love You Madly collection from Glitz Design.

I did a lot of gesso layers, stencilling, watercolouring, sponge painting, stamping and then lots of layers.

Some close-ups for good measure.

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

Friday, 24 January 2014

January Prima BAP

Hello Everyone

I have a loan camera at the moment, so I am able to share some projects with you.  The first one is for the January Prima BAP.

2014 BAP Nine

Here is my take on it.

I used the gorgeous Delight Collection. It really is so beautiful and soft.

This photo is of my niece and the journalling says it all, even though it is short and sweet! ;-)

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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

BoBunny Blossoms

Hello Everyone

This week at BoBunny we are focusing on their beautiful blossoms.  I can really say that they are really beautiful and I love working with them.

You can check the post here and you will see some beautiful cards by Evgenia and Megan, as well as myself.

Here are some peeks.

I had made an extra card, which I also really loved, which was also from the Head Over Heals collection.

If you are a card maker, then the 6x6 pads are certainly useful and the blossoms are fabulous!

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

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Just Hello

Hello Everyone

Just a quick note to say hello and that I will hopefully be posting something shortly! I unfortunately do not have a camera at the moment, as mine is in for repairs. I really hope that it will not take too long.

I am scrapping up a storm, and will share it with you all shortly. ;-)

Have a super evening!
Denise x

Friday, 17 January 2014

First Day of School - Scrap Friends January Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am so pleased it's Friday and I can finally unwind from this hectic week! I am kinda freaking out a little bit though, as I was taking photo's earlier on and my camera's shutter seems to have jammed. My hubby is taking a look at it now and I hope that he can sort something out. Yikes...this is really not what I need right now!

In anycase, I had taken some photo's and so will share my page for the Scrap Friends January sketch challenge.

I sooooo loved this sketch and so really did not alter it very much at all.

Here is my take on it.

I did some watercolouring on my background and was quite happy with how it turned out. Just to share something with you, my page did buckle a little bit and so I really did think about how to straighten it out again. Now previously I had put it under books etc and it had straightened out somewhat, but not as much as I had hoped.  But last night I had a little flash of inspiration.  I dashed to the kitchen, and got my rolling pin out the draw and got a thick blanket from the room. I turned my page around and rolled it on the soft blanket. I can honestly tell you that it worked like a charm. There was hardly a ripple left. So perhaps give that a try next time.

It was Joe's first day of school on Wednesday and even though he is looking a little anxious in the photo, he was very excited and eager to go.  The reason he was anxious is because he wanted to leave and kept telling me "Mommy we are going to be late"!!! Needless to say we got there well in time for school and he had a really super first day.

I used the really cute Simple Stories Smarty Pants collection along with some chipboard frames.

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

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Life - Scrap Africa Challenge no.25

Hello Everyone

We have a fabulous new challenge up at Scrap Africa, we are keeping it green and the challenge is to use something recycled on your project.

The Design Team really created some amazing projects. So pop along and see what they did.
But here is the page I created.

My background page is a page from an old calendar (year 2000) and the leaves, butterfly, book and chair are fussy cut bits from this calendar too. I have kept this calendar all this time, because I just knew that I had to recycle something so beautiful.

In keeping with my "One little Word" for this year, I wanted to re-inforce and really start living this word, and so this page is very much along those lines. My journalling says: I am content that I love you and you love me. I love that we spend time together and that we can laugh, joke and be happy together. I am always so content when you are beside me.  I am content that we have everyday moments and special moments together. I love these moments of my life!

I have used a few papers and bits from the fabulous new Art of Life Collection from Kaisercraft. These colours fitted in perfectly with my calendar. The flowers are Prima and I went with the blue, to pick up the colouring from Joe's shirt.

I used quite a few stamps on my background from 7 Gypsies and Chiswick. I also did some gesso stencilling, which I very subtley inked and kept the colouring soft.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate and love your visits!
Have a super evening.
Denise x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Love - BoBunny C'est La Vie

Hello Everyone

Well tomorrow is a big day with Joe starting Grade 1. He is already in bed and hopefully sleeping, even though he is really excited. I can't believe that he is already 6 and that a new chapter begins for him and our family.

So it is quite apt that I have this page to share. This photo was taken the day he was born and I will always remember it with much love.

My journalling tells you about this page and is surely so very true.

I love the C'est la Vie collection and these papers were soft and gentle for this page.

I did some gesso stencilling and inking and added some stamping and rub on's.

Time waits for no-one and so these captured and precious moments are priceless!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
If you children are starting or going back to school tomorrow, best of luck! ;-)
Have a super evening!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Hold Fast to your Dreams - CSI Case File no. 104

Hello Everyone

I hope you are having a super Sunday! It is a beautiful and hot day in Africa! ;-)

I have a page to share with you today for the CSI Challenge no.104.

Here's my take on it.

Evidence: Frames, Hearts
Testimony: Documenting sleep
My journalling is at the back of my page and says this:
When you sleep, I hope that you have the most wonderful dreams! I hope you dream of exotic and interesting places, of people you will meet and the exciting and thrilling things you will do! I hope that in your sleep you are finding those dreams that really make your heart sing and all the things that really make you happy! Hold on to those exciting and happy dreams..and make them your reality! I will be your biggest fan! Love Mommy!

I did stencilling, gesso, stamping and spritzing on my background! I actually love how it turned out.

I used the MME Find Your Wings and Fly collection. The colours were perfect for this challenge.

Almost forgot, the sketch I used as inspiration is from Page Drafts.

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