Monday, 31 October 2011


Finally another of Kel, he's going into silly mode again lately and trying to get a 'normal' shot is few and far between!

 Love this child of mine!

Boys layouts are fun when you have the right embies... cogs and barbed wire, clocks, cool trims... all these little bits replace my 'need' for flowers!!  Love that cute little button I got ages ago from L'il Red Rocket, it was perfect with the Kaiser Transparency Cuts.

I have used:
7 Gypsies Off The Wall Collection Paper
Dusty Attic Cogs #1
Dusty Attic Barb Wire
Dusty Attic Mini Word
Green Tara Mesh, Coffee & Sand
Green Tara Medium Green Leaf, 5cm
Green Tara Suede Leaf, Olive
Collections Ticket
SEI Tickets
Kaiser Transparency Overlays, 13th Hour
Handmade Halo Pebble
Authentique Word Stickers
Tim Holtz Muse Token
Lil Red Rocket Button

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Little Mis

This is ME when I was a toddler... love this pic of me sitting on dad's little Datsun with our beautiful cat Laius, he was with us right into my very late teens!

 My beautiful friend Natasha will be proud with all that stitching I did... I am loving the look of it!
Loving that new Prima Crystals with Trim, most impressed with this new design from them.

Mmmmm look at that finish on the Dusty Attic - this had so many layers of mediums, was fun to create!

Cute little Ingvild Bolme Resin Treasure Birdhouse for Prima... love these!! I also made a cute boofy flower using flat Green Tara Flowers.

All topped of with beautiful Green Tara Flowers!!

I have used:
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms, 
Green Tara Roses 
Green Tara Roses
Green Tara 2cm Bow, Brown
Prima Shabby Chic Treasure by Ingvild Bolme
Prima Crystal & Trim Border
Prima Pebble
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Melissa Frances Resin Frame
Maya Road & Jenni Bowlin Pins

Green Tara
Martha Stewart Cherish Punch
Tattered Angels Glimmermists {Mallard & Nougat}

Jo Sonya Unbleached Titanium Acrylic Paint
Adirondack Paint Dabber, Gold
Lindy's Stamp Gang Two Toned Embossing Powder, Angel Wings Peacock
Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder, Verdigris

Chipboard Techniques:
Paint with the Unbleached Titanium {Buff colour}, dab with some Gold Paint randomly, dry and then emobss with UTEE.   While UTEE is still hot sprinkle on the other embossing powders randomly and emboss again, adding another coat of UTEE once all cool.

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Sunday, 30 October 2011


Another of our god-daughter this time using the ever so beautiful papers from Swedish manufacturer Pion Design who create the most lovely paper imaginable!

Gorgeous Green Tara Flowers and Silver/Acrylic Sprays.

 This sweet little bird is available from Handmade Halo!

Mmmm yummy Dusty Attic Decorative Trim, another of my fave Dusty items!

I have used:
Pion Design Papers
Dusty Attic Mini Word 
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms, Cream & Blue
Green Tara Gardenia, White
Green Tara Silver/Acrylic Spray, Flowers and Leaves
Green Tara Cobweb Trim, Teal
Green Tara Bows 2cm, Cream 
Green Tara Maple Leaves, White
Zva Pearl Flourish
Handmade Halo Resin Bird
Websters Sparklers and Cameo Pin, Butterfly Pin
Pink Paislee Anthology Ticket
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Glitz Design WhatNot
Authentic Word Stickers
Paper Doily

Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx {Peridot}
Martha Stewart Punches
Martha Stewart Micro Beads
GlimmerMist {Mallard, Nougat and Pearl}
Gel Medium
White Acrylic Paint

The chipboard was painted white and then inked with Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx {Peridot}, sprayed with Glimmermist {Mallard, Nougat and Pearl}, coated with gel medium and then sprinkled with some Martha Stewart micro beads {Feldspar}.

The Green Tara Flowers were given a spray of Pearl Glimmermist to add some shimmer!

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Red Earth's Pink Weekend - 21st>24th October

It's a Pink Weekend coming up 21st>24th October and here's just a teaser of one of the upcoming challenges... but you'll have to wait and see to find out what the challenge is!!   Pop over to Red Earth next weekend to see what's happening or check out their Facebook Page where there will be a live chat!!

The beautiful and timeless Audrey Hepburn... I have had these postcards for ages, and this was the perfect opportunity to scrap one of them!

Here I have used some of the new Authentique Uncommon 6x6 Papers to create some packground matts and a handmade rose {using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations Die by Spellbinders}, they are simply divine! 

Also used:
Dusty Attic Arch Window Set #1
Dusty Attic Nameplate #4
ZVA Creative Rhinestone Swirls & Rhinestone Strip
Pink Paislee Mistable PP
Glitz Beautiful Dreamer PP
Glitz Beautiful Dream Title
Kaiser Sparklets
Green Tara Paper Roses
Prima Roses
Hat Pin by Tina
DMC Embroidery Thread

Donna Salazar Rose Creations Die, by Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Punches
White & Pearl Adirondack Paint Dabbers
Glimmermist & GlimmerGlaze
Stickles - Platinum

Chipboard Technique:
The chipboard was painted with the white and pearl colours, then sprayed with glimmermist {I mixed my own colour this time to get the right shade}, allowing it to pool and dry with a heat gun.  Once dried it was painted with Icicle GlimmerGlaze and then heated until it bubbled... love the bubbles!!

Donna Salazar Rose Creation:
This was my first attempt with this die... love Donna's flower dies!  I cut 3 each of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd sizes and just 2 of the 4th one.  Sprayed them with Pearl Glimmermist until wet through, lightly scrunched them and then layered them, offsetting the petals, holding them together with a brad.  The brad head was covered by glueing down the first petals and then the whole flower was dried with a heat gun and touched with some Stickles once dry!   Next time I won't use so much water to soften the papers... I lost a few petals... oops!!

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Saturday, 15 October 2011


We recently had our god-daughter stay for a week... she's a beautiful girl, but a little lost right now.  However we understand she's also a teenager and a some of us need to go through these stages on our journey through the teen years.  She shattered us with her choices, but they are hers to make, we realise we have no right to have a say in her life... but we hope one day she will realise we love her like our own, and always will, and we'll be there for her if/when she is ready to make some changes.

  I stitched a la Natasha!  Took me longer than the LO took to create, but it's so pretty!!

I have used:
Dusty Attic Doily #2  DA0480
Glitz Beautiful Dreamer Papers, Peekaboo and Whatnot
Websters Sparkler
Lace Motiff
Kaiser Rhinestones

The chipboard on here was painted with warm white paint and then sprayed with ink and stains, misted to blend and then dabbed with more warm white paint until I had the lovely soft colouring I desired... the edges were finally inked with pumice stone distress ink to give some more definition.  

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 If I ever need to cheer my hubby up, all we need is afternoon tea at the Chocolate Factory, he's like a kid in a candy store there!!  It always costs a small fortune... but sometimes it's worth it, and seriously, the hot chocolate there is heaven in a mug!!

I have used:
Dusty Attic Cogs 2 DA0002
Dusty Attic Skeleton Clock Faces DA0430
Donna Salazar Antiquities Papers
BoBunny Et Cetera Jounal Sheet
Pink Paislee Mistable Tag
Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon
Handmade Halo Pebbles

The chipboard was stained with Tim Holtz inks, dabbed with warm white acrylic paint and then misted.  The misting with water {or glimmermist etc} helps bring the stains up through from underneath, creating a lovely subtle colouring effect.  The cogs were then coated with a thin coat of crackle accents, this helps intensify the colours.

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Red Earth Scrapping - October Challenge

It's October... seriously how did that happen!!  But I am SO excited it has because there is SO much happening this month, starting with my beautiful soul sister Michelle arriving from QLD to visit!!

Anyways... beginning of the month brings CHALLENGES!!  The first of mine is up at Red Earth now:

My hubby and I, our god-daughter took this pic yesterday! I like having more pics of us two... will try and make it happen more often!

This LO has Graphic 45 ABC Primer Papers, Dusty Attic Chipboard and Green Tara Flowers and Trims!

 Green Tara Apple Blossom, Cherry Blossoms and Roses.

Dusty Attic October Month Word & Nameplate #4.

Hero Arts "Timely Bird" Stamp

Mmmm more Green Tara goodness with a cute Dusty Attic Branch tucked in.

I have used:
Graphic 45 ABC Primer - Happy Go Lucky & The Three R's
BoBunny Et Cetera - Watermark
Green Tara Apple Blossom, Roses & Cherry Blossoms - Peach/White
Green Tara Lace Trim & Cobweb Trim
Dusty Attic Chipboard - October, Branch & Nameplate #4
Hero Arts Timely Bird Stamp
KaiserCraft 13th Hour Stamps
Stazon Ink - Timber Brown
Martha Stewart Cherish Border Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo & Broken China
White Acrylic Paint
Pearl GlimmerMist
Icicle GlimmerGlam

Technique Tip: 
The Peach/White Cherry Blossoms were touched with the Distress Stains and then sprayed with Pearl GlimmerMist so the stains ran and changed the colours of the blossoms to suit my layout.  You could create the same with the distress ink pads, just swipe the pads over the tips of the flower petals and spray with either water or glimmermist!

Thanks for visiting, take care and