Sunday, March 22, 2015

Soft and feminine Cards with Chippies

Hi everyone 
welcome to my blog
sharing my DUSTY ATTIC March project 
with you today 
and for a change I decided to create a couple of cards 
Soft Pink and White Easel Card
layer upon layer !!! 


Dusty Attic items used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Color Dusty Pink :DA 0907
Dusty in Color Navajo White :DA 0903
Mini Heart Buttons : DA0682


 inside view of my card .

Dusty Attic items used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Color Crushed Olive :DA0917
Dusty in Colour Pesto: DA0918
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Dusty in bloom Evening blush : DA0808
Vine Frames #1 DA1197
Elegant Swirl #11  DA1131
Elegant Swirl #13 DA 1133

thanks so much for looking and 
I hope you are inspired to have a play .

happy scrapping and have fun with the chippies .
remember the Dusty Attic chipboard can be purchased direct from the website .

see you soon..

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MEGS GARDEN - Sherlock by Watson

Hello everyone hope you are well
a very warm welcome to my blog 
today I am sharing 
 using the fabulous Sherlock papers by Kerry-Jean Watson
I do love creating arty journals
and these papers are perfect .
Meg sells this in kit form 
available from Megs Garden website . 
be prepared for a long post as there are quite a few pics 
The journal contains 14 pages 
here goes
created with the Sherlock collection. 
 I love the vintage feel to these papers.

My cover has been altered with inks stain and crackle paint 
It has turned out more deeper than I expected but that happens sometimes 
the inside pages are created with black bazzill 
the papers dont need a lot of embellishments as they 
have design markings, perfect for art journals.
I added some washi tape, stitching, inking and stamping. 
with some metal embellies from the kit .

 some journaling on 
pages 1 and 2

pages 3 and 4  
I adore fossicking around in op shops discovering vintage treasures

 pages 5 and 6 
old post cards are so precious and old vintage wares 
found in a bric a brac shop .

 Pages 7 and 8
how beautiful are these vintage  post cards of 
little girls and their dolls 
very very cute indeed .

 pages 9 and 10 
old rusty treasures found in the Adelaide Hills .

 pages 11 and 12
creating some journaling of my thoughts and faves  
pages 13 and 14 
 Final pages featuring me,
 at my faithful Bernina sewing machine 
Sadly my machine has not seen any fabric for a few years now !!!
I hope you are inspired to look at this kit and create your own journal 
for generations to come 
history is lost unless we create art journals and pages
to share with our family and friends 
thanks for popping by and until we meet again 
happy scrapping 
and stay safe and happy x

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Over the fence

Today I am sharing a little more about me .
I like to take a walk each morning 
and I always carry my camera with me 
snapping some gorgeous photos as I walk.
I love to gaze at the blooms as I walk/ exercise 
I breathe in the beauty of nature 
and also see inspiring ideas and rich colors 
and exquisite gardens .
Daisies are my fave bloom, so simple , bright and happy .
some of the photos I take are not always perfectly clear 
but I feel that adds to the natural beauty .

Smiling Daisies
listening quietly I can almost hear them giggling !

 Agapanthas always give a burst of color, even the white ones .
 look at these sweeties.... seaside daisies peeping from below the fence .
facing the sun .... happiness in nature .
and just before I complete my walk
I pop into 
the little cafe near our home 
and relax and enjoy a coffee .
ahhh the simple things are so beautiful .
My astrology sign is Taurus 
I am always fascinated by Nature 
and the richness and formation of blooms and colors.
Autumn and Spring are my fave seasons . 

thanks for dropping by and leaving me some love  
Have a wonderful day 
with love to you x

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Hello my fellow scrappers 
hope you are all well .
Today I'm sharing my interpretation of the 


I chose to use 3 colors from this board .
The lime green and the soft pink and lilac .
my BG is on white cardstock 

I covered my cardstock with a light coat of white gesso .
then proceeded to add the colors using a brayer .
it became very messy and some of the paper was so wet it began to peel !!
this added to the final textured look of the BG 
another fabulous new technique for me
I added some texture paste with a stencil and then 
applied more color .

I was inspired by the words relaxed, refresh and enjoy .

 Baden and I often have romantic weekends away 
we find the most beautiful B and B's .
I love this white on white look .
so restful and pure bliss, in my opinion .

Dusty Attic Materials used 
Bird cage  DA0678
Vine frames #1 DA 1191
String Frame set  DA1181
Ferns  DA 0507
Ornate corner #13  DA 1137
Bookman ABC set  DA 0666
Dusty in color /jungle Green  DA 0920
Dusty in color / Alabaster  DA 0902
Dusty in color /Dusty pink  DA0907
Dusty in color / Sugar plum DA0908
Dusty in color /Storm cloud DA0924
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish   DA 0900

 the vine leaves are trimmed and placed on the string frame set
the colors are all from the dusty in color 
mixed and blended together
 to create different hues and tones 
to match with the mood board .

 more layers and color 

texture /color /and trimmed chippies .
Ornate corner #13  DA 1137
thanks for popping by
I hope you are inspired to have a play with some chippies.
the chippies can be purchased directly from the Dusty Attic website .
stay safe and happy scrapping until next time x

Saturday, February 28, 2015

EXCITING NEWS - I'm On the Cover

I am beyond excited, grinning from ear to ear ....
I am on the Cover of 
Spring issue 
available April 1st 2015
click on the link to view and pre-order 

dreams do come true .
These wishes/goals have been on my bucket list for a couple of years now 
I have been lucky enough to be published in 
Somerset Memories
Somerset Studio
Somerset Apprentice 
of the April Issue 2015 !!!
soooooooooo excited and thrilled .
Somerset Memories have done a feature on me in this issue
Seven layouts on 3 double pages ..
I am smiling from ear to ear .. happy dance !
thanks so much to Jana xoox

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hello everyone, today I am sharing my February  LO for
 the Dusty Attic blog 
how utterly brilliant are these word chippies 
To me 
 represents me in my garden 
In my garden I am in touch with nature and my soul
 I feel connected with the beauty which surrounds me .
I seek it out , see the detail , the simplicity , I sense the power .
I sense what I cant see and I sense what I cant feel .
Nature truly lights up dark corners in my world .
Mother nature is pure magic.


 My trade mark - creating  layers of elements reminding me of mother nature.
if we look deeply we can see detail after detail .
I do find nature inspires me and helps me create my layouts .

 the chippies are treated with inks and paints .
I just keep layering until I am happy with the result .

Dusty Attic material used 
Word Pack #5 :DA 1171
Branch #4 Small : DA 1184
Mini Bird Cage #2 :DA 1189
Elegant Swirl #13 :DA 1133
Marrakesh small :DA 0821
Dusty in Color - Mountain Meadow :DA 0916
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900

bye for now and have fun with the chippies .
they are available to purchase straight from the website .
thanks for popping in and for your loving words  happy scrapping until next time we meet xoxox