Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Red and white with a splash of grey

Hi everybody and welcome to my blog 

Recently my niece moved into a Brand new home for herself and her daughter .
Baden and I gave them a gift 
I created this tag in an envelope to go with the gift .


 we gave Fi and Alanna a Red kettle 
which inspired me to create this tag in red, white and a splash of grey. 
 the tag (which lives inside the envelope )
is where I write my message .
the chipboard is from Dusty Attic 
little house and the arrow .
simply painted with white gesso, sanded and finished with glossy accents .

 thanks so much for looking at my work and leaving me some loving words .

happy scrapping to each of you 
and big hugz until next time xoxo

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Birthday Tag in matching envelope

Hello gorgeous friends and fellow scrappers.
welcome to my blog 
today I am showcasing another Tag in an envelope 
I created for a friends recent birthday celebration .
"These tags/envelopes do seem to be my fave lately "
hope you don't tire of them !!!!

I chose a nautical theme using the delightful Maja Design papers .
the heart and cog are from Dusty Attic .


thanks so much for popping by 
and taking the time to leave me some loving words 

bye for now and big big hugz to each of you 
love Heather xoxoox

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dusty Attic - Treasures

Hi there my friends , a great big warm welcome to my blog
my turn today over at the
  Dusty Attic 
We are in Spring here in Australia and today I have a nature layout to showcase .
Gardening, blooms and nature are some of my favourite things in life.

This month I have used a Photograph of some seaside daisies 
poking their happy little faces through the rustic cast iron fence .

Dusty Attic materials used 
French flourish border/ DA0275
Bird cage  /DA0678
Hanging Mason Jars/ DA1364
Leafy Stem #5 /DA1144
Decorative frame #1  /DA0207
Dusty in color Mountain Meadow /DA0916
Dusty in color Oceania /DA0912 

The colors are mixed together to achieve this hue.
I began with Mountain Meadow
 and gradually added tiny amounts of Oceania until I was happy with the tone .

Dusty in color Mountain Meadow /DA0916
Dusty in color Oceania /DA0912 

Leafy Stem #5 /DA1144
the leafy stem is trimmed, 
then painted and layered over and under the right side of photo .

loving these little mason jars... adorable x

Decorative frame #1  /DA0207
I placed this frame upside down and added a couple
 of altered metal embellishments to the centre of the circle  .

 thanks so much for popping by and taking a look at my work 
and all the other inspiring creations at Dusty Attic 
bye for now 
big hugz to you 
love Heather x

Monday, November 16, 2015

Short visit to Melbourne

Hi there 
we have just returned from a few days in Melbourne 
we travelled over 
to Celebrate a 60th Birthday party with
some beautiful friends of ours .

Cheryl and Phil  both turned 60 a week apart from each other  
so they naturally had a combined party .

Melbourne is so busy 
Nice to visit but too busy for me 
the party was fabulous 
lots of fun, laughter, food, drink and great music and dancing .

the venue was at Q.P.O 
High Street Kew .
this building was the old Post Office in Kew .
a beautiful old piece of architecture 

 lots of little unique eating places and coffee shops .
 love this rustic timber bench .
 herbs on display .

the city of Melbourne 
we had a fabulous time but pleased to be back home in my garden .

thanks so much for popping by
big hugz until next time we meet 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

ART journaling for fun .

Hello all my scrappy sistas ... 
welcome to my blog, and I hope you are all well and happy .
I have been playing with some art journaling over the past week
and here is what I have created .

lots of Dusty Attic chipboard,
layering, paints, crackle , beads and color 

The meaning of life .

 I found this quote on Pinterest.
From Simple Reminders .

all the chippies are from
 Dusty Attic 
these are all available to buy direct from the website .
thanks so much for dropping by 
and I do hope I have inspired you in some small way 
big hugz until next time xoxo

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Mood Board - Together .

Hello and welcome to my little blog..so pleased to see you here .
this month Dusty Attic
 have a stunning new mood board 
for November .
here is my interpretation for you to see.

 I chose to use the blues with some splashes of orange 
I even found an old domino .


 love this photo of my great niece and nephew ...
taken by my talented daughter Tara of
Simply Photographic
  I love Indy's little woven hat and I was inspired to mimic the patterns on my Layout .
the doily and  layering suggest a flower to me .

Dusty Attic materials used 
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White  DA 0903
Dusty in color Oceania /DA0912
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
Heart Arrow #2 /DA1026
Small film strip DA0935
Word Pack #19 (Together and xoxox) /  DA1275
Doily # 5  /DA0763
Chicken wire panel /DA0177

 I love the look of layering the cogs with other elements .
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White  DA 0903
Dusty in color Oceania /DA0912
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
Doily # 5  /DA0763

Stain and paint the elements , layer, secure and splash with white paint .
a cluster of items here including an old domino 

thanks so much for popping by to take a look and be inspired .
I do hope you will join in with the mood board.
And have a play with some chippies 
big hugz from heather x

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dusty Attic - TWO Tags in matching Envelopes

Hi everybody , welcome to my little blog

Today is my turn on the
Dusty Attic blog 
such a bright and cheery sunny Spring day .

Today I have some " Tags in envelopes " to share featuring the new
"Feather charms"
chipboard design
love love love these feathers !!!


Dusty Attic materials used .
Green stripe tag
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White  DA 0903
Dusty in color /Mountain Meadow DA0916
Feather Charms #2 DA1381
Crackle paint /DA0900

I began with this design and then decided to make an addition ...
"the word .. LOVE"
 and a small folded circle on the top section of the tag. 

Love ... DA1376

just look at this divine feather
Feather Charms #2 DA1381

now for Tag number two 
I created this brown and white number
 for a special couple who have just become engaged .

I popped on a heart with a little piece of bling 
to mimic the diamond ring .

the tag is under the envelope
where I will write a message to Zivana and Paul

Brown and white engagement tag
dusty Attic materials used 

Foliage #4 DA1294
French flourish border DA0275

 thanks so much for popping by and taking a look at my work 
and all the other inspiring creations at Dusty Attic 
bye for now 
big hugz to you 
love Heather x

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pale Rust and Black combo - Easel Card

Hello there my beauties,
today I am sharing a card I made for a friend 
I love the combination of rustic and black together 
I used Dusty attic chipboard and added a shiny finish to the 
black heart and cherries .

Celebration card  
  Dusty attic chipboard 

Bird cage  DA0678
Leaves #2 / DA1342
Wild flower #3 /DA1143

Mini Heart Buttons /DA0682 
Elegant swirls #9 /DA1129

 Bird cage  DA0678
Leaves #2 / DA1342
Wild flower #3 /DA1143

Mini Heart Buttons /DA0682 
Elegant swirls #9 /DA1129

 the wildflowers chippies are trimmed and I have only used the berries

I truly love the contrast of the black against the pale rust hue .

thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work
I love that you stop and leave me some love in the form of words ..
I breathe them into my soul
big hugz to each of you xoxo