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, 17 April 2018

A Cup of Coffee Mixed Media Layout - FabScraps - Coffee Confessions Collection

Hello Everyone

Today I am back with another FabScraps project, but this time with the Coffee Confessions collection.
This is really another gorgeous and cute collection.

Here is the page I created.

There is some amazing wording on this collection and is so very true! ;-)

Again I have some close-ups and also a step by step tutorial.

For This Project You Will Need:
FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range : C103 003, 007, 004
FabScraps Coffee Confessions Collection paper range : MC103 001A
FabScraps Stencil: DS085
FabScraps Stickers: ST103 001
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft stock purple
Tim Holtz Stamp: Papillon
Prima Stamps: Coffee Stains
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce
Martha Stewart Circle Punch
White Gel Pen
Various flowers, purple and pink
White Gesso
Perfect Pearls: White
White Gauze

1. Martha Stewart Circle Punch:
Punch the circle design from the purple kraft stock, using 7,5 inches
Use a white gel pen to add faux stitching on the design.
Add perfect pearls to the punched design
2. Cut C103 003 2 thirds down on the page and use the reverse for the last 3rd of your page. Trim the papers to fit your kraft stock, with a border. Stick these down with double sided tape.
3. Using the FabScraps stencil and gesso, add stencilling on the top left and bottom right corners.  Allow this to dry.
4. Add stamping using the Prima coffee stains stamp and Work Lipstick oxide and then the Tim Holtz Papillon writing stamp with Iced Spruce oxide. Stamp these in and around the dried stencilling.
5. Stick down the punched circle, with raised tape and add the photo’s.  Photo’s are approximately 12x8cm and 11x6cm.
6. Using white gauze, add these in and around the photo’s and on the top left and bottom right of the photo’s. Adhere with white glue.
7. Fussy cut the cups from C103 003 and 007. Place and adhere these, as per the photo.  Stick down the cup from the sticker sheet and the die-cut shoes from the card pack. Ink the edges with Iced Spruce oxide ink.
8. Add the various flowers and adhere with white glue.
9. Fussy cut the wording from C103 003 and adhere to the layout with double sided tape.
10. Add pearls to the shoe die-cuts for detailing.
11. All Done!

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really do appreciate your visits!
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Denise x

Monday, 16 April 2018

Grateful Mixed Media Tag - FabScraps - Memory Lane Collection

Hello Everyone

I really do love the new collection from FabScraps, called Memory Lane!
It really is just gorgeous! ;-)

I created a mixed media tag, with this stunning collection.

I have a step by step tutorial, which tells you how I created it! ;-)

For This Project You Will Need:
·         FabScraps Memory Lane Collection paper range : MC105 001A – Card Kit
·         FabScraps Stencil: DS089
·         Ranger Manila Tag
·         Grey and Purple Cardstock
·         Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover
·         Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Weathered Wood
·         Sizzix Thinlits Small Tattered Florals
·         White Gel Pen
·         White pearls
·         White Gesso
·         BoBunny die-cut: Darling Doily
·         BoBunny pearlescent: Chocolate

1. Sizzix Big Shot Machine:
Cut 3x the flowers and the twigs, from the purple and grey cardstock
Make various sized flowers and assemble the flower layers with glue.
Tweak all the petal edges with a tweezer and then add gesso for highlights
Cut a doily with the BoBunny die-cut and stripey paper from the card kit
2. Using the Fabscraps stencil, an ink sponge and the distress paint, stencil 2 feathers on the manila tag. Dab the paint gently onto the tag, through the stencil. Allow this to dry.
3. Using a white gel pen, add outlines to the feathers to make them stand out.
4. Using the distress oxides, colour the manila tag, with the different shades. Use circular motions with an ink sponge. Spritz with a little water and allow to dry.
5. Cut away a 3rd of the doily and adhere it to the right-hand side, of the tag.
6. Fussy cut leaves, flower clusters and individual flowers from the floral, patterned papers and ink the edges with distress oxide ink. Add dimension to these flowers and leaves with a rounding tool and foam mat.
7. Using double sided tape, layer these leaves and flowers around the tag.  Add some of the die-cut twigs into these clusters.
8. Add the handmade purple flowers to the central cluster. Add a pearl to the centres and highlight the edges with gesso.
9. Cut the “grateful” sentiment from the patterned papers, ink the edge with oxide ink and adhere to the tag.
10. Using the chocolate pearlescent, add some dots and detail to the fussy cut, flower centres.
11. All Done!

Here are some more close-ups.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really hope you have a fabulous Monday!
Denise x

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Card and Tag Combo - BoBunny Black Tie Affair

Hello Everyone

I am back today with some BoBunny goodness and the new collection....Black Tie Affair.
It is so elegant and gorgeous.
I am up here on the BoBunny blog and would love it, if you popped over and had a look.

I have some sneak peeks of the card and tag.

Black Tie Affair_Love Card_Denise_05 Apr_02

On the card I added one colour, Boysenberry.

On the tag, I added Cerise.

Black Tie Affair_Love Tag_Denise_05 Apr_05

BoBunny Supplies: 
Patterned Paper: Midnight, Lace, Glamour, Formal, Serenade, Rendezvous/ Black Tie Affair
Cardstock: Boysenberry Dot
Noteworthy: Black Tie Affair
Jewels: Tuxedo Double Dot
Pearlescent: Blush
Blossoms: Plum Purple Daisy
Stickable Stencil: Love
Crackle Paste: Black

We R Memory Keepers:
Mini ABC Punch Board

American Crafts Supplies:
Sticky Thumb Adhesive
Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam Dots

I love creating with Black and White. This combo is always elegant and always beautiful.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Happy Easter Cards - BoBunny Cottontail

Hello Everyone

I was recently up on the BoBunny blog here with some cards for Easter.

I would really love it if you popped along and had a look! ;-)
This is really one of my favourite collections, for a long time!

Here are some sneak peeks from the cards.

Cotton Tail_Easter Card_Denise_29 Mar_03


Cotton Tail_Easter Card_Denise_29 Mar_04

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Papers: Springtime, Bunnies, Festive, Gardening/Cottontail
Cardstock: French Vanilla, Brilliant Blue Damask, Power Blue Vintage, Wasabi Vintage
Noteworthy: Cottontail
Jewels: Blue Hues
Stamps: Captured, Eggcellent
Pearlescent: Licorice
Dies: Mandala 

Sizzix Die-Cuts:

Tattered Lace Die-cuts:
Meadow Leaves

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate your love and comments!
Have a super day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Birthday Card - Distress Oxide Inks/ Tattered Lace Dies

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Tuesday.  I hope this week is treating you well! ;-)

I have another Birthday card to share with you, using the Forest Green distress oxide ink.
I just love this colour to bits! ;-)

I think the colouring and design, make it rather dramatic.
I love the result.

 I really love these die-cut leaves too and the black, with white highlights are so pretty.

I used distress embossing powder for the chippie and again love the colour and texture.

This is one of my favourite cards, for quite a while!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate the visit!
Denise x

Monday, 9 April 2018

Happy Birthday Card - Distress Oxide Inks

Hello Everyone

I had some fun last week at my scrap and chat evening and played with my distress oxide inks.
I made a Birthday Card.

I used the new Forest Moss green, which I know is going to be a favourite of mine.
I used it to colour the chipboard leaves.

I really love the colour combo on this card and those little red poppies just make it pop.

I hope my friend liked her Birthday Card and felt special in receiving it too!

Have a Blessed Monday...
Cheers for now
Denise x

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy Easter Tag - BoBunny Cottontail Collection

Hello Everyone

Where has this past week gone? The days are just flying past and I am really trying to keep track of them all! LOL
I hope that you had a good Easter and enjoyed a few days off.

I created this Easter tag, using the really fabulous Cottontail collection.
I so love this collection, to bits.

I kept it simple, but hopefully the layers kept it interesting.

The background was created with distress oxides.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you had a great week and weekend!
Cheers for now!
Denise x