Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mixed Media tag

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog .
today I am showcasing a tag I created for a friend .
Unfotunately this tag proved difficult to photograph for some reason ?
the colors do not show up as deep as they are but you will get the idea .


 Laden with heaps of Dusty Attic Chippies .
rich colors and texture .

Marrakesh Trellis small: DA 0821
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Ferns : DA0507
Elegant Swirl #13 DA1133

thanks so much for popping by 
you all warm my heart x

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dusty Attic - Monochromatic theme

Hello my beautiful scrappy friends ..
A very warm welcome to my blog
Today I am showcasing my January project  

I love to create monochromatic themes 
and here I am showcasing a Kraft background
with a black and white photo of my Daughter and grandson .
It was taken a few years ago in 2009
I love when I have a special photo to scrap .


 Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Crushed Olive :DA0917
Dusty in Colour Pesto: DA0918
Mini View finder :DA1081
Circle Frame set : DA 0490
Swirly vine #4 :DA1100
Mini Heart Buttons : DA0682
Bird cage :DA0678
Fancy Trim #6 : DA0588

 A closeup of the photo and details of my layering 
under and around the photo .

Swirly vine #4 :DA1100
Mini Heart Buttons : DA0682
Bird cage :DA0678

 Fancy Trim #6 : DA0588

 here I have combined some beautiful chippies with a leafy die 
thanks so much for popping by and I hope you are inspired to have a play 

you can purchase Dusty Attic chipboard directly from the website .
thanks so much for popping by and hope you are inspired to play.
stay  safe and happy scrapping till next time 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A walk through my garden

Hello and welcome to my blog 
today I am posting some pics of my garden
Recently we have been renovating our garden room .
We are so pleased with the end result .
this area is facing our back garden and it is our
 outdoor/indoor entertaining area 
we have many wonderful memories of our barbies and parties 
here with family and friends 

view from our living room 

Freshly painted .
I always find choosing paint colors difficult 
very happy with the end result .

 all the plants really flourish here .
I fertilise often ( every 3 months)
with organic fertilizer . 

 I found this old sideboard back in the 1970's 
it is from the 1940's era 
and the clock just sets it off .
I often glance at the clock when I am gardening to keep 
pace of my time between stretching exercises .

My interest of gardening began back in 1973 when I was expecting my first child ..Tara .
I found it was so relaxing, soothing and food for my soul .
the energy I receive from nature is amazing .
On really hot days I wake at about 5 a.m. 
to garden in the cool of the early morning before the heat .
I like to spend at least 2-3 hours every day tending to my garden.
digging, pruning, fertilizing, mulching watering etc. 

are unique as we made them ourselves way back in 1980 
we made 2,500 all by  hand 
in those days we did not have much money , 
so this was one way of having some paving .
I love the way the moss grows between the stones in the depth of winter

 a close up of the mossy stones .
hope you have enjoyed my garden .
I will take some more pics of other areas 
of the garden . 
I feel there are enough photos on this post , I didn't want to bore you x
stay safe and happy ..
thanks for popping by 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Hello to all my wonderful friends .
thanks so much for being such loyal followers
here I have a friendship card/envelope to share with you .
I made it for a friend and 
she absolutely loved it. 
I love giving a hand made cards to special people and watching 
the expression on their face 
loving this scrapping world  . 


here is a closie of the tags I popped inside .
this project can be adapted to any type of celebration just by adding 
different massages . 
bye for now 
until next time happy scrapping xo


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Dusty Attic January MOOD BOARD

A warm welcome to 2015 I am so excited to be 
on the Dusty Attic Team for another year .
lucky me !
in place of the monthly sketch 
Today I am sharing 
my take on the Dusty Attic Mood Board for January .
such divine rich earthy colors .
Use the mood board as Inspiration
white , black and kraft can be added .
the colors and beautiful photograph are there to inspire you .
create and interpret how you wish ... have fun with this
some Dusty Attic Chippies must be added to the LO .
here is my take on the 

Vintage at number 36 

I love this fence just a few houses up our street .
It looks so regal and timeless.
when I saw the mood board for January I thought YES !!!! 
I have the perfect photo .
Vintage at Number 36
Dusty Attic materials used 
House set 3pk..DA0947
Branch #4 Small .. DA1184
Corrugated Board ..DA0830
Ornate corner #13 ..DA1137
Number Panel large ..DA1050
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish .. DA 0900
Mini Words – Vintage ..DA 0476
House set 3pk..DA0947
Number Panel large ..DA1050
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish .. DA 0900

Branch #4 Small .. DA1184

Branch #4 Small .. DA1184
Number Panel large ..DA1050

 you are able to purchase all Dusty Attic products
 direct from the web-site 

thanks for popping by and I hope you are inspired to have a play
with some DA chippies. and our new 
bye for now 
happy scrapping and warm hugz xoxox