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, 29 February 2016

Sizzix Promotions

Hello Everyone

There are some gorgeous Sizzix promotions on at the moment! It would be super if you popped along and have a look! ;-)

Firstly there was the Valentine's Day Giveaway, which was won by Lisa Johnson! ;-) It really was such a lovely prize! ;-)

There is also some fabulous Mother's Day inspiration! ;-) It's always nice to get some ideas when wanting to make special cards!

There are some free Nautical paper and ideas up for grabs too! ;-)

And lastly, if you are a sewer or want to get some fab ideas...then pop over here! ;-)

There really is all sorts of inspiration up on the blog! ;-)

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

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Friendship Card - BoBunny Soiree Collection

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a great weekend! ;-)

I have a friendship card to share with you today, using the beautiful and gorgeous Soiree Collection from BoBunny! ;-)

I fussy cut the vellum centre's so pretty! ;-) I also made the flower from some BoBunny cardstock.

Here's a closer look.

I used a Sizzix embossing folder, which I have had for ages too.

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

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Thinking of you Card - Graphic45

Hello Everyone

Was I tickled pink to see my card featured on the Graphic 45 blog!!!!!!

It has certainly made my day! ;-)

Here's a reminder of the card I made.

Botanicabella card by Denise Van Deventer‎ #graphic45

Pop over and have a look at Galina's amazing project and the other projects too! ;-)

Have a fabulous and happy day!
Denise x

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Birthday Card - Sizzix

Hello Everyone

I have been crazily creating in the background and it has meant that I have not been spending time in front of the PC.  So please forgive me! ;-)

However, I have a Birthday Card to share with you today, using a yummy Sizzix Embossing folder.

My niece turns 15 tomorrow and so this is for her Birthday!

I used core'dinations whitewash cardstock and embossed the card.  Then I used sandpaper and a sandpaper block to sand the raised areas.  It sure made for such a pretty background. I also added some chocolate liquid pearl dots.

I made the big pink flower from some die-cut petals and layered them up. This is definitely one of my news loves, making my own flowers! ;-)

Sizzix Products used:

Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 4PK - Springtime Background & Borders Set

Item #657491
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super evening!
Denise x

Monday, 22 February 2016

Sizzix Share Your Softee

Hello Everyone

Sizzix has a super promotion on! ;-)

Share Your Softee - Pop on over and have a look! ;-)

Share your makes!

We get so excited seeing the wonderful things created with Sizzix® and we would like YOU to share your makes. Simply upload an image of your latest make onto FacebookTwitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mysizzixhome to showcase your talent and share your creativity!You might even get retweeted, liked or shared and even pinned on to our or Pinterest board 'YOUR Sizzix Creations'!
Don't delay share today!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Birthday Card - Berry71Bleu February Challenge

Hello Everyone

I had my card up on the Berry71Bleu blog a few days ago and thought I must really now share it! ;-)
There is a gorgeous mood board up on the blog! ;-)

I really pushed myself to try something different and created this Birthday Card.

Here's a close-up.

I used lots of blingy elements and even some gold and silver dust from my Mom's baking days.  It worked like a charm! ;-)

Even the Birthday sentiment is extravagant and one that I think really fits the theme! ;-)

So maybe play along?

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

Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Hello Everyone

I am sure you are wondering why I have been posting some bits and bobs about I can gladly tell you that I have joined their Creative Bloggers team and soon will be able to share lots of Sizzix projects with you! I can't wait for the parcel to arrive! ;-)

In the meantime, I can share their super Valentine's giveaway.


  • 660850 Big Shot™ Express Machine
  • 661164 Thinlits™ Die - From My Heart
  • 657561 Framelits™ Die Set 6 PK- Hearts
  • 656334 Bigz™ Die - Hearts
It's an awesome please pop over and enter! ;-)

Have a super afternoon!
Denise x

Scrap Africa Mood Board no.69

Hello Everyone

There is a new mood board up at Scrap Africa, with a vintage twist! ;-)

I made a canvas for this challenge and really tried something different, which I was rather pleased with.

I took the colours from the mood board, as well as adding a little bit of vintage styling.

I used lots of metals and various textured materials and put this little scene together.  Then I covered it all with a thick layer of gesso and then starting adding some spray colours.
I was having so much fun that I really had to stop myself from going overboard...LOL
Anyways, I am happy with the result.

Here are some close-ups.

I had picked up this ceramic rose heart at a fund raising event at Conomor (School for children with special needs) about a year ago already and so was happy to be able to use it.

We have some Chinese markets quite close to home and they sell a lot of these metal goodies and are actually quite inexpensive, especially if you buy in bigger quantities.

So perhaps the mood board tickles your fancy?
It would be super if you could play along! ;-)

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Day Card - Prima BAP February 2016

Hello Everyone

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope your day is filled with love and an abundance of happiness.

I made a card for my hubby and it fits the Prima BAP perfectly, so I am going to play along this month too! ;-)

I used the Cigar Box Secrets Collection and so it has a vintage style!

I am happy with how it turned out and hubby loves it too! ;-)

Here's a reminder of the Prima BAP.

BAP Feb 16 Riikka2

Well I hope you have a super Sunday....

Thanks for your love and visits always!
Denise x

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone

It's my husband's Birthday today and after last week's health scare, we are sooo pleased that he has made 45 today! ;-)

So I made a Birthday card for the Birthday Boy.

I used Prima papers and goodies, along with an Enmarc chippie.

I used some Leather Look embossing powder for the chipboard.

Here's a little peek inside too.

I think he was rather pleased with it! ;-)

Anyways, we have some family and friends coming over I had better crack on! ;-)

Have a super day!
Denise x

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Adora-Bubble Mixed Media layout - FabScraps Zooty Cuties Collection

Hello Everyone

I have another FabScraps mixed media page to share with you and it's using the Zooty Cuties Collection. It's a really sweet collection, especially for baby and toddler pages! ;-)

Here's my page.

I used a photo of Joe from a little photo shoot that we did, when he was about 2, going on 3,

Here's a close-up of the title, which I did with weathered embossing powder and some paint. FabScraps have gorgeous chippies, which match along with each collection.

I used quite a few die-cuts on this page. They always make for pretty layers.

I used a circle stencil for the circle and crackle paint and then outlined it with a koki pen.
I also positioned the 2 little butterflies where I did, so that it looks like Joe is watching them! ;-)

Anyways...hope you have a good evening!
Cheers for now.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

SuperStar - FabScraps Teens

Hello Everyone

I have some FabScraps pages that I want to share with you and today is one that I really love!
It's a boy page of my boy! ;-)

I used the cool and funky Teens Collection and I am really so happy, with how this page turned out!

I had so much fun making this page....lots of paint, watercolours, stamping and crackle paste.

I used black embossing powder for the title and just made it shiny and also made it pop! ;-)

I used a lot of die-cuts too and the stars and circles were perfect for this page.

The circle chipboard I embossed with weathered embossing powder and love the textured result that it gave.

I hope to have a tutorial up soon for this page. So please pop back, I am sure to have it up fairly soon.

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

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Love This - Mixed Media Layout - BoBunny Beach Therapy

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a super weekend! ;-)

Firstly I must tell you that my husband was in ICU since Thursday evening...after a very scary episode, it was discovered that he had blood clots on the lungs and survived one probably passing through his heart.  He was extremely lucky and it was a nightmare experience but thankfully he is doing okay now and this afternoon was moved to a normal ward.  So yes, it was a very busy time and I guess will continue to be, until he finally comes home. I really do thank God for prayers answered!!

In the meantime, I have had a tutorial up on the BoBunny blog and would love it if you could pop along and have a look! ;-)

I have a little sneak peak for you here.

I could certainly do with some beach and sun now...
Hopefully we can make a plan soon! ;-)

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

Saturday, 6 February 2016


Hello Everyone

I hope you are having a super weekend! ;-)

Sizzix has some super Valentine's Day free downloads and project ideas...
Pop on over here to have a look! ;-)

They also have a fun make off....
Vote for your favourite projects.

Vote for your favourite set of projects on our social media platforms by commenting on the Facebook post or by using #SizzixPete or #SizzixAnna on Twitter

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

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Calendar - Graphic 45 - Part 3

Hello Everyone

I am still sharing my G45 2016 calendar and today is my last share with the remaining months! ;-)

Here we go.

I really did have a lot of fun making this.

Anyways...hope you are having a super day!
Denise x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Calendar - Graphic 45 - 2nd Part

Hello Everyone

A few days ago I posted the cover and first 3 months of my 2016 calendar, using Graphic 45 papers.
If you missed it, here is the post.

So today I am sharing the next 3 months.

Here's a close-up of this gorgeous die-cut from BoBunny.



Scrapping this calendar, actually went quite quickly, as these calendar pages are size A5.
But also, these papers are so pretty and so co-ordinated, it really does make for easy and pleasurable creating! ;-)

This calendar now sits on my desk at work! ;-)
At least if I don't know anything else...I'll at least now what the date is!!!! LOL

hope you have a super day!
Denise x

Monday, 1 February 2016

Scrap Africa sketch challenge no.68

Morning Everyone

Wishing you a happy and gorgeous 1st week of February! I have no idea where the last month has just gone!!!!

We have a super new sketch challenge up at Scrap Africa and it would be super if you could play along!

I have some Graphic 45 papers that I have been wanting to play with, for a while now, Botanicabella.

So here's my card.

Some mixed media, some pretty papers and die-cuts and voila! LOL

Why not play along?
There is also a gorgeous prize, of the entire paper Boardwalk Collection, up for grabs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
It would be great if you could pop over and see the Design Team inspiration.

Have a gorgeous day!
Denise x