Saturday, February 6, 2016

2015 in REVIEW .

Hello there my friends .. thanks for popping by 
Thought I would post a few of my faves from last year .. 2015 
a mixture of layouts and OTP Projects .
every piece showcases Dusty Attic chipboard .

be prepared for a long post ..
I find it amazing at the end of each year when I collect 
my work and see how much I have created the twelve months. 
here are a few of my faves from 2015
hope you enjoy them .
 I found this Photo on Pinterest 
I adore using mood boards in my work 
 Memories of my childhood 
loved my Ballet x

SEAGULLS fascinate me . 
Just the way they sit and view the world .
on the lookout for food and friends .
 THIS STATUE sits happily in my garden.
My embellishments represent different elements living in my garden
lots of birds, foliage, texture, raised garden beds, time I spend each day 
lovingly tending to my blissful place .

softness with pastels .

I loved creating this textured BG ...
The pic is of one of the beaches we visited 
on one of our holidays to New Zealand.
what an amazing place ... so unspoiled and natural .
absolute Beauty. 


I love to fossick in little 'bric n brac' shops hidden away in the Adelaide Hills .
this one had some real treasures, with a slightly industrial design and feel to the building . 

 AFFIRMATIONS, make up a large part of my daily life .

A TEXTURED BG with a monochromatic theme .


 my journal I created with memories of my beautiful son mark .
he was killed on his motorbike at age 22 .
this journal contains quotes,documents, chipboard, and lots of precious memories .

and a few tags from 2015

thanks so much for popping by
 and I hope you have enjoyed walking through last year with me 
big big hugz to each of you 
until next time we meet
happy creating xoxo

Friday, January 22, 2016

Art Journal cover - Dusty Attic overload .

Hi everyone
a very warm Welcome to my blog 
Today I am showcasing my first  Dusty Attic project for 2016 
An Art Journal I created .

This is my 3rd year designing with these amazing chipboard pieces .   
I feel blessed to be on the team for another year
Many thanks to Jennifer Mahoney Hedger and Jen Burns 
for having me on the team again 
in 2016 ... feeling blessed x

Art Journal Cover - Dusty Attic overload !!
I could not resist adding layer upon layer, and more layering.
rich rustic colors and green/blue to compliment the rust .
I will be showing you inside in the coming months .


 Dusty Attic material used .
Crackle Paint /DA 0900
Texture paste DA 1218
Small film strip DA0935
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
French flourish border/ DA0275
Feather Charms #2 DA1381
Dusty in color/Oceania DA0912
Dusty in color/Jungle Green DA0920
Foliage #4 DA1294
Foliage #5 DA1295
Mini Number Panel DA1052

 lots of layers and texture from every angle .

all chipboard can be purchased direct from the Dusty Attic website .

Thanks for dropping by
I love that you leave me some love to breathe into my soul
until next time
happy creating
and a big hug from me xooxox  

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Hello everyone
a warm welcome to my blog

thanks for dropping by Arty Sistas.
I love creating cards and tags for my friends and family 
here are some recent creations of mine 

Birthday card 

Masculine card 


thanks so much for popping by to see my work 
and I am so grateful you take the time to leave me some loving words
big hugz until next time xoxoox

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Teal and Purple Mini Pocket Card

Hi there my scrappy sista's
welcome to my blog 
a short post today 
sharing a simple little pocket card I made for a friend .

I love quotes and positive affirmations 
it is amazing how thinking positive can alter ones's mood and create 
a beautiful day .

My mini pocket card .
Purple and Teal 
with positive quotes inside .

thanks so much for popping by my blog 
and taking the time to leave me some loving words 
big hugz until next time xoxo

Monday, January 4, 2016

Pastel Thankyou card

Hi there .. welcome to my blog 
Today I am sharing a simple Thankyou tag and envelope with you .
I also wanted to add a little bit of sparkle 
to celebrate Christmas  .

thanks so much for dropping by to 
look at my latest creation .
big love and hugz until next time 
Heather xoxo

Friday, December 25, 2015

Sweet - Guest designing for SATW

Hello my scrappy friends 
welcome to my blog 
This month Dusty Attic and Scrap Around The World are joining together .

With some of the girls from the Dusty Attic Design team as Guest designers 
showcasing the mood board for SATW

Just lay your eyes on this stunning mood board from SATW.

December Mood Board 

I chose the pale pinks, deep pink/mauve, green , gold and added heaps of texture .


Dusty Attic materials used 
String Frame set DA1181
Doily # 5  /DA0763
Word Pack – Sweet -  #14 / DA1270
Dusty in Colour/ Pesto DA0918
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White  DA 0903
Texture paste /DA 1218
Mini Heart Buttons /DA0682
Branch #4 /DA1184

please take a look at the
 Dusty Attic Blog and
Scrap Around the World Blog
to be inspired .

 I just adore this charming photograph
my daughter Tara took of my great niece and nephew .
click on the link to see more of Tara's beautiful work
Simply Photographic

thanks so much for popping by and taking a look at my work .
big hugz until next time xoxo

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rustic Industrial

Hello and welcome to my blog 
Today I am showcasing a grunge/ rustic Layout 
This is my final Project for the Dusty Attic design team 2015 .

Many thanks for all your love throughout the year 
and I want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and 
lots of unexpected joy in 2016

lots of beautiful DA chippies complimenting the industrial photo .


One of my passions is fossicking around unusual shops .
looking for ideas and interesting pieces of furniture .
While driving in the Adelaide Hills I found this industrial / charming shop
just oozing with hidden treasures .
Dusty Attic materials 
Vintage Frame #2/DA1341
Jumbo Cogs /DA 0232
Ornate pendants #4 /DA 1367
Feather Charms #3 /DA1382
Word pack #3 / Discover .. DA 1041
Cracked stone Stencil / DA1392
Texture paste DA 1218
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White / DA 0903

I just cant get enough of these beautiful
Feather Charms #3 /DA1382
This image shows a close up of the Ornate pendants #4 /DA 1367
I trimmed and cut the pendant 
stained and finished the  pieces with glossy accent 
and layered them between some paper diecut tags . 
I adore the versatility of the chipboard .
and by trimming the pieces it creates interest
 and allows them to go further .

Dusty Attic materials 
Vintage Frame #2/DA1341
Jumbo Cogs /DA 0232
Ornate pendants #4 /DA 1367
Feather Charms #3 /DA1382
Word pack #3 / Discover .. DA 1041
Cracked stone Stencil / DA1392
Texture paste DA 1218
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White / DA 0903

thanks so much for popping by
and leaving me some love
big hugz until  next time x

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Softly Pastel

Hi everyone, a very warm welcome to my blog 
we are sweltering here in Adelaide , South Australia.. 40 degrees Celcius
soooooooooooo hot !!!!
thank goodness for airconditioning ... whew !!!

Today I am showcasing another tag in an envelope
I created for a friend ..

Chez loves pink and green so 
I went with these softly pastels theme in pinks and green
 with a tiny touch of white .

 The chipboard is from Dusty Attic 
and colored with Tim Holtz stains .

Lots of layering with die-cuts as a base 
for my chipboard pieces,
leaves, circle, heart  and birdcage 
all tied together with some ribbon. 

my tag lives inside the envelope 
and I write a personal message here .
thanks so much for popping by
and I hope I have inspired you in some way ...
big love until next time we meet .
bye for now 
love Heather x