Sunday, February 23, 2014

Aged Terracotta

Hello and welcome to my blog
here I am again sharing an Earthy layout , my Dusty Attic DT layout for February 
Dusty Attic, the home of amazing chipboard and blooms
this LO Features the new DA design  
Ivy Corners : DA1018

as many of you know I adore nature and my garden . 
these old terracotta pots are all aged and mossy ,
 but I really love the energy this gives them and adds to the character. 

I added paint to the ivy chippies and to achieve this color I used 3 colors
 Dusty in Colour Gingerbread : DA 0922
Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange :DA 0906
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate : DA0923
and when dry I randomly dabbed some Black Versa color ink on the edges. 

If you haven't yet tried the DA paint , 
please consider it as the colors are just fantastic.
and I have such fun mixing them to create perfect shades and hues I desire for my projects. 

in my opinion these DA  blooms add the perfect touch to my layout .

Dusty Attic items used 
Heart Arrows #2
Heart Arrows #2
Ivy Corners   Model DA1018
Dusty in Colour Gingerbread : DA 0922
Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange :DA 0906
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate : DA0923
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Trellis small : DA 1032
Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil : DA0805

thanks so much for popping by and I do hope you are inspired to have a play
 with these stunning and versatile chipboard pieces .
until next time , take care and happy scrapping ! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

DREAMER - Megs Garden

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog
today I am showcasing one of the older paper collections, from Megs garden ,
combining a rustic/grunge theme with fussy cut flowers. .
I rarely use yellow on my work but this paper is so divine I made an exception.
Wild Flowers Field P6273

 I chose to use a foundation of “Dark kraft paper “ with stitching and stamping. 
I fussy cut the yellow blooms and layered them at the bottom of the photo , 
along with the old world clocks, 
secured them with a bling brad ..
this gorgeous photograph is by Tara of 

 I diecut some tags with the Top Hat & Automobile collection.
 ( these are partly hidden on the bottom right hand side of the photo . )

 I added some rusty hinge ink and crackle paint to the clocks, to age them even more. 

 For my final touch I included some white and yellow Azaleas,  love these blooms .

Megs Garden items used

Wild Flowers Field  : P6273
A collection of time pieces to add to any project .
Old World Time : P2063
Top hat & Automobiles collection .
Automobile Parts  : P6354
 Azaleas – paper flowers

Thanks for popping by and taking a look at my work …
 why not have a play with some of these paper collections,
 you will have such fun .

Wild Flowers Field

Until next time , take care and have fun

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Henley Jetty

Hello everyone a warm welcome to my blog 
today I am showcasing my part 2 February DT project for Maja Design 

for this beachy design I stitched a circle on the paper
 and began my layering with diecut tags .

 I shot this photo facing the foreshore watching my hubby and my grand daughter walking along one of the rustic old Jetties here in Adelaide.
 A beach side suburb called Henley Beach
The textured swirl to me speaks of the waves, froth and the salt .
The heart represents how much I love this photo and my treasureD hubby and grand daughter .
 The stitched circle demonstrates the never ending circle of the oceans movement. 
Constantly moving and flowing around and around … quite mesmerising  and beautiful to watch the rolling, frothing, foaming of the waves

The title ‘Henley Jetty “ is created from the Die Cut letters …. I mounted each letter on foam tape and I think the title looks totally rustic and beautiful .

I chose to go mono-chromatic with the blues and white in order to allow the weathered and rustic boards on the Jetty to stand out in the photo . 
I love to imagine all the different feet and shoes that have walked these boards and the wind, the rain and ocean salt pounding year after year . Jetties have always fascinated me how they withstand so much weather and time and the never ending pounding and crashing waves of the ocean against the boards .

Maja Design materials – Vintage Winter/ December , Vintage Spring Basics/ 5th March, 6th March, 7th March ……It’s Christmas time/ Die Cut Letters

Thanks so much for popping by and taking a look at all the inspiring ideas from the design team …
until next time. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

case file #110 ready to Investigate

Love these colors .....
massive thanks to Debbi Tehrani for the inspiring case files week after week .

case file #110
CLICK HERE for more info on how to play

Thanks for all your love Daisy Girl xoxo
cluster of Feathers , blooms and Dusty attic chipboard. 
Dusty Attic items 
Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil:  DA0805
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish: DA0900
Dusty in color Gingernut : DA0922
Mini Hinges :DA 10061
Circle Frame set : DA 0490
Mini Heart Buttons : DA 0682
Cyclone wire : DA 0737
Divine Divas : DA 0657 
 Floral Corners : DA0848
Botanic Accents #2 : DA 0461

feathers, flowers, pearls, solid background, jewels.
My beautiful Daisy - 1970 - 1974 
Daisy was such an elegant beautiful cat. 
She had the loudest purr and such a darling nature .
She would visit the cat across the road and they would both play and frolic between both houses .
 She gave me so much love and I loved her so much . 
Sadly she was hit by a car at age 4 while she was crossing the road . 
Even though we only had 4 years together they were precious years
 and I have such wonderful memories of her. 
Thanks for all your love Daisy Girl xoxo

until next time, have fun .

Friday, February 14, 2014

Something I LOVE

Kraft it Up February challenge 
 This Month the Challenge is to create a layout on Kraft cardstock or Kraft patterned paper
 about "Something you love ."
                     Due to the February challenge being posted late we are extending the challenge until 14th March   CLICK HERE to go to Kraft It Up blog        


as most of you know I adore Nature especially blooms . 
so I knew I would create with something from nature . 

Dusty Attic chipboard .. 
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
Dusty in Colour Pesto : DA0918
 Leafy Border :DA0577
I painted the chipboard with a layer of white first, then a layer of pesto .  
I chose to use stamping as my background work on this piece 
I feel kraft paper really connects with a 'bit of stamping !!'

My Journaling 
'There are so many things I love about life.
To me, Nature provides such delight.
Blooms especially are so exquisite and pure magic to me. and the images are woven into my soul.
I adore my garden and surrounding myself with the intricate weaving of nature.\the riot os choas and color is provided by annuals and perennials.
the air is scented with the delicate fragrance to delight my senses .
ahhhhhhhh submerging myself in nature is Food for my Soul ! '
thanks for popping by and I do hope you have time to play and create a LO
on this theme.
'Something you LOVE '
                have fun and take care until next time xox               

Friday, February 7, 2014

Dusty Attic February sketch Challenge

HELLO and welcome to my blog my scrapping sistas' 
 Today I am sharing my interpretation of the Dusty Attic February sketch 
to go to the DA blog 

Dusty Attic February sketch 
designed by Nadia Cannizzo


the chippie above: Fancy Trim DA0588. 
I love popping these under edges of paper, I painted with white first, then Pesto and finally Bisque.
 I dabbed the paint on unevenly and wiped some off with a wet wipe to create a  muted look .   

Dusty Attic items used 
Flutterbies #3
Flower Buds : DA0849
Fancy Trim #6: DA0588
Dusty In Bloom Cornsilk
Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil: DA0805
Dusty Roses White 1.5cm : DA0971
Dusty in Colour Pesto : DA0918
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
Dusty in Colour Bisque : DA0921

thanks for popping by and leaving me some love.
hope you can find time to participate in this months challenge
the wonderful sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo
take care and see you next time x


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

As you go through Life - Maja Design ..

Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog 
here is my February Project for 
today I am showcasing a tag in a pocket in rich and earthy  hues perfect for a wedding..

The pocket is created from Gammaldags Jul – Karamellstrut
 and the stacked elements are placed on a foundation of Vintage Autumn Basics -No X bs.

 I always like to stitch around the edge of my foundation and then begin placing my Nestabilities diecuts,
 beginning with the largest graduating to the smallest size.
I completed this stack with a thin band of paper and added a heart and a bling brad. 
Some tiny blooms add the perfect finishing touch.
My tag inside is created with white bazzill .
 I adhered a piece of paper on the top section, added a circle and some washi tape and a stamp. 
 This quote is one of my faves to use in a card or tag .
'As you go through life,
 Keep ten friends by your side .
 Truth, Courage, Tenderness, Curiosity, Loyalty, Understanding, Laughter, friendship, trust and Love. Always believe in yourself and your dreams '.

I believe these words can be used for either Male or female, child or adult ..
and almost any celebration .

My tag inside is created with white bazzill .
 I adhered a piece of paper on the top section, added a circle and some washi tape and a stamp. 

 Maja Design materials used
Vintage Autumn Basics No X and bs.
Vintage Summer Basics 1891
Gammaldags Jul VACKRA PAKET

Thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work .
 I hope you are inspired to create something for yourself or a celebration . 
until we meet again, take care x

Sunday, February 2, 2014

FEBRUARY Mood Board - Maja Design

Hello everyone
today I am sharing the
 Maja Design / February Mood board 
to go to Maja Design Blog and be inspired by these 
dreamy romantic colors 

I created with the delightful FIKA collection .

my DD Tara took this dreamy photo of Ella Jai 
click on the link to see more of Tara's magnificent Photographs

 closie of the photo and elements.
I love my Grandie xoxoxo

cluster of chippies, heart and blooms .

Layering , Tim Holtz Film Strip and Vintage bling brad. 

Maja Design
 Hemgjord Saft / Chaite / Plommonkaka / Hemma Hos Mig 
I do hope you are inspired to create from this mood board 
and play with these colors .

 Thanks for popping by and taking the time to leave me some love
take care and see you soon x