Saturday, March 29, 2014

Case file #116 ready to solve

Loving this dramatic pallette of bold and striking colors 
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 I truly love a bold black background .
To me it seems to set the focus on the photo .
 I added only small touches of red , with brads and buttons .
Singing opens the heart .

 my chipboard title .

Music elements, circles, metal, solid black background, buttons, stitching with my sewing machine. 
For my journaling I used a song title to inspire me .
"I've got the MUSIC in me !" by Elton John.
One of my fave memories as a child,
 is singing around the piano. 
Such fun times !

thanks for popping by and taking the time to leave me some love .
until next time we meet, have fun.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Notes To Myself

Hello, and a warm welcome to my blog 
Today I am sharing my Dusty Attic March project 
 is the home of enchanting blooms, chipboard, and more.
It is not often I create a layout on myself
so this month I thought why not ??
I love creating art journals, and have been journaling for as long as I can remember .
What great fun I have reading some of my early journals.
Writing thoughts and feelings is a perfect way of showing myself 
 how I have grown and evolved over the years, recording the fun times and the challenging times. 
Remembering all of my journey through life.
On this LO I have created a pocket containing a tag 
with personal notes to myself .
just another Form of


I love to trim my chipboard and tuck it under my photo and layer with papers.
my technique with the Dusty Attic paint is ...
coat chippies with white..Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
when dry brush/swipe with Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink : DA0907
sometimes I do add tiny splashes of white over the pink .
that is really a matter of personal taste .
 French Flourish Border : DA0275S
Polaroid frames : DA0932
Leafy Border : DA0577
 Film strip : DA0934
French Flourish Border : DA0275S

above is my pocket containing a tag with notes .
and for a personal touch I added a Mini Heart Button : DA 0682

Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink : DA0907
Film strip : DA0934
French Flourish Border : DA0275S
Polaroid frames : DA0932
Leafy Border : DA0577
Mini Heart Buttons : DA 0682

thanks for popping by and big hugz until next time x


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Case file #115 ready to solve

hello and a warm welcome to my blog 
Have a look at this stunning pallette ??
dont you just love it !
I had such fun with this one and I am really happy with the end result !!
thanks so much Debbi for your inspiration week after week .
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Birds on a Branch # 3: DA1003...

I decided to trim the leaves from the branch and scatter them in little clusters
 on my layout .

Dusty Attic Chipboard
Mini Heart Buttons : DA 0682
Cyclone wire DA 0737
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink : DA0907
Birds on a branch #3 : DA1003

Hearts, lace, leaves, flowers, pen work , mixed media background .
for my testimony I had a go at Free writing 
When I was a kid .....
 I remember being fascinated by old vintage furniture. 
 A family friend, would lovingly take "tired old" chairs 
and repair/turn them into charming pieces of unique dreamy furniture. 
Filled with sumptuous fillings of feather/down and covered with rich velvety fabrics. 
They were so comfy and soft as well as stunning specimens of vintage charm ..
 I REMEMBER ... his hands were truly dripping with magical energy .

thanks for poppin by and I hope you are inspired to have a go at solving this case .
happy scrapping xoxo


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maja Design Project - Sweet Delight

Hello my scrapping sistas, welcome to my blog. 
Today I am sharing my Maja design DT project for March 
I have a layout to show you created with the Vintage collections.
 Lots of elements clustered around the photo, giving a three dimensional feel to the page .
click here to visit MAJA DESIGN 
I seem to be in a Pink mood this month
first my pink card and now my sweet grand daughter and pink .

 I am so blessed to have such wonderful photos of my grand daughter to scrap 
my beautiful daughter TARA takes all the photos 

lots of layering again and it is so easy with Maja Design papers
they all blend and embrace each other so beautifully,
 creating a magical symphony of textures. .

combining blooms, metal, bling brad, and washi tape all add to the story of my work .
 I love to tuck elements under my photo and layers, adding interest and intrigue.

More yummo layering, with strands of cotton randomly placed among the layers, 
adding the perfect finishing touch .

Maja Design materials used 
Vintage Frost Basics 6th December
Vintage Frost Basics 1903
Vintage Summer Basics 1908
Vintage Summer Basics 1922
Vintage Summer Basics 1924
Vintage Spring Basics 4th May
Vintage Spring Basics 6th March
Vintage Spring Basics 7th March

Thanks for popping by and I hope you are inspired
 to create something beautiful with Maja Design collections. 
Until next time, have fun and happy scrapping x 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My interview with PAULA CHENEY

I was absolutely thrilled when I Recently received an email from Paula Cheney..
Paula is a Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands
Paula explains ...
My blog is about vintage finds, scrapbooking and mixed media art. 
 I am doing a series in March about crafters/designers that I admire and I wonder if you would participate?
of course I said YES !!!
To go to Paula's Blog and see the interview .... One Lucky Day .
many thanks and big warm hugz to you Paula xoxo

here are 3 pieces of my art chosen by Paula .
there are 4 more pieces on her blog included in the interview .
to read about me and to see the entire post on Paula's blog - One Lucky Day .
thanks for popping by 
and taking the time to leave me some love 
  always appreciated and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling reading your words x

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A little late solving case #112

Hi everyone, I am here at last with case file #112
a little late, but better late than never I say !!! 

Case file #112


 I struggled with the deep teal , but managed to pop a tiny strip along the right hand side .. sigh x
the brads are the lighter blue.
 I love blue but sometimes it proves difficult on a layout 
as there are so many different hues in blues and greens . 
Nothing quite like a challenge though .....he he he  !!!

Patterned background, frame, flower, floral pattern, heart buttons .
One Easter we travelled to Byron Bay
by car, for the Blues and Roots Festival .
wow what an amazing holiday .
We arrived the week before the Festival
Spending the days exploring the
stunning beaches and surrounding areas .
So much to discover and breathe into my soul .
Lots of walks and delightful sights.
We soaked in all the glorious sounds of the festival
and had the best time … loved every minute.
A wonderful memory I hold close to my heart xoxo

to go to CSI 
Until next time , have fun and happy scrapping.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Birthday Tag for my Man

Hello and a warm welcome to My Blog
Today I am sharing my March project for 
This month I thought I would create a steampunk / grungy masculine Tag 
for my man on his birthday .

Birthday/Valentine Tag 

Megs garden papers :
Top Hat & an Automobile
Take a Roadster for a Spin
These papers are perfect  for anything masculine . 
I feel the little pop of red is a smashing idea, creating contrast to the darkness of the earthy browns
 Red is the color of love, so I thought,  with Baden's birthday coming up ,
 what better than to create a tag , as an expression of my love . 
I covered a tiny heart shape in these papers and tied it with string .

I fussy cut the clock and light bulb and stacked them securing them with a brad .

Some close ups of the details.
 I love the look of stacked images and I added some pieces of inked chipboard .

I  feel a tag is in-complete without creating on the back side .
Here is an image of how I  decorated the back with these stunning papers.
I combined this with Baden's Birthday and Valentines day ..
" you are my world and you make my life so amazing in so many ways,
 I love you with all my heart and soul !
Happy happy Birthday my darling xoxox "

I added one of my fave Quotes,
( by Mother Teresa ) 

' Is not measured
by the number of breaths we take 
but by the number of moments that take
our breath away.'

and my words .....
"Happy Birthday my darling
You are my soul mate, my Valentine, you are my everything .
I love you with all my heart and soul xoxo"

Thanks for looking everyone, 
Until next time, take care and happy scrapping x