Thursday, October 30, 2014

September - A Year in Time.

My daughters both love One Direction and we were lucky enough to get tickets (purchased well over a year before the actual concert). So you can imagine the excitement come September :) not only did we organise for the girls to go in a stretch limo we had fanatic seats, only 10 rows back for the stage. The lads put on an awesome show Miss six is adamant that Harry smiled and waved at her lol just love the innocence.

Using the reverse September foundation page, lots of distressing with Ingvild Bolme distressing tool and TH Vintage distress ink as previously done with the majority of the pages within my album. After using my stamps last month I forgot how versatile and fun they are. Will definitely be using them more often now.

1.  Using the reverse of the G45 September foundation A Place In Time page I cut and distressed all the edges, folded and creased then inked in random spots and adhered it to a piece of matching brown bazzill.

2.  Using Kaiser Butterfly stamp inked with Vintage Photo place image in top right corner.
3.  The coordinating cut apart from September didn't quite fit in so from my stash I grabbed a Prima notecard Madeline collection to frame my photo. Inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

4. Place a Dusty Attic Vintage clock chippie in the corner, I left mine raw.
5. The flowers were left over from other projects and just happened to be lying on my desk and actually fitted in quite well, think they are Petaloo and a Prima blossom spray. Ink a small piece of gauze and arrange blossoms adding a Prima chipboard ticket and Thickers foam lettering - Daydream.

6. I made a bunting banner from scrap paper and adhered to some string.

7. With a Prima clock chippie, feather and beige seam binding made into a bow finishes the embellishing.

8. Using Carolee's Creation Adorn it tiny etched natural alphas I journaled the occasion.

So tell me, have you ever started a project then get so busy that you put off completing it? It's starting to get a bit like that with this album. So far behind but only three more months and it's finally completed.

Thanks for visiting!

hugs xx


Saturday, October 25, 2014

August - A Year in Time

Hello, back to share another page in the G45 - A Year in Time  album. You may remember earlier in the year my son got himself the most adorable puppy, well she has grown and grown but still has so many puppy habits lol, she loves to chew (as you will see from her collar - lol) and still destroys most of her toys.

To make this page I used some of the following products:
G45 Place in Time 8x8 pad
TH Artful Flight & Artful Things mini stamps
Kaiser Cherish Stamp
Crafters Workshop Stencil - Mini Bricks
TH Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick & Broken China
TaterAngels Glimmermists - Santa Baby & Jack Frost
Jo Sonja's Gesso

1.  Using the reverse of the G45 August foundation A Place In Time page I cut and distressed all four edges with my distressing tool. I like to cut my page a little smaller than the album and adhere to coloured bazill, this time I used
2.  Using the Mini Bricks template and TH worn lipstick distress ink I placed on upper left & lower right corners. Spritz with TA glimmermists Santa Baby & Jack Frost.
3. Lightly ink all edges with TH Broken China distress Ink.

Now the fun, building your page :)

4. Position where you would like your photo but don't adhere it there just yet.

5. Next take your stamps and add some shrubbery in the background, I used TH Artful Flight & Artful Things mini with TH Vintage photo distress ink (my favourite) most will be covered by fence, photo and flowers. Using Kaiser Cherish stamp place image above photo in centre.

6. Using a chipboard fence paint with gesso before lightly sanding to give an aged worn look. Place on either side of your photo.
7. Take the August Cut Aparts reverse, make a bunting flag and place under photo. Use tiny provocraft alpha stickers, choose a word which relates to your photo, in my case 'Grow' and place.

8. Using twine, form a circle and place over your photo, this helps bring attention to your subject.
9. Using a bigshot or a die cut machine cut a paper florish from left overs and arange in bottom right cornor and position some prima flowers and vine and you are done.

Thanks for visiting the Wild About Scrap blog today!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

July - A year in time!

Good morning, hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather and having a great weekend, Sue D here with another page in my Graphics 45 Album. How many of us have unfinished projects? How many times do you start a project excitedly only to get bogged down in everyday life chaos... well I have and do often and I am sure it's not going to change in the near future. I am always starting new projects which get put on hold because I discover a new product or technique and sometime a new craft! My promise to myself this year was to finish all my 'works in progress' starting with the 'A Year in Time' album. I do love the G45 papers and the unique vintage inspired themes.

This months page, July is of my precious little girl at her new school helping prepare their sustainable garden. They didn't let a little shower of rain put them off. All the children happily planted seedlings or tiny trees throughout the school. It is going to be so nice to enjoy the fruits of their labor :)

1.  Using the front of the G45 July foundation A Place In Time page I cut and distressed all the edges, ripping a small about at the top (purely by accident!).

2.  The colour wasn't really working so I decided to cover the flower. Splashing some yellow and blue dauber paint to help bring the colour of the photo through.

3. Yellow card stock from my scrap stash was adhered on a slight angel to the photo with three pale blue pearls. Then placing a small doily behind, which was sprayed with glimmer-mist and inked with distress ink.

4.  Using the coordinating cut apart from July I chose the patterned script. Cut the postcard out and rolled it to look like a scroll and placed on a twine bow. This was then adhered to a small off cut of chipboard fence.

5. Using Prima flowers, leaves and Kaiser filler roses arrange to cover right corner.

6. Using same coordinating pattern script paper make two pennant flags and place in top left corner, arranging Prima blossoms and bottle-cap embellishment.

7. Lastly add Say it with Pearls spray, Collections butterfly and We R Memory scrapboards alphabets.

Thanks for visiting, please remember to check out all the great specials at Wild About Scrap 


Sunday, April 20, 2014


Hello, I want to share with you today a layout using the beautiful Fabscraps paper range. Life's been a little hectic and I've not done much other than get the kids back into routine and my usual volunteering at my dd primary school but I have taken a little time out for me.

The background paper is Fabscraps - Miss Muffet and the photo is of my little princess standing in the shallow water at Mandurah foreshore.

Gather your supplies, if you are anything like me your change your mind halfway through or add more. Building is such fun :)

I cut my paper to allow my photo to sit behind and to add a little shabbyness I distressed all edges and slightly rolled outwards. Inking with matching distress inks helped to soften. I used TH Wild Honey, Salty Ocean and Pumice Stone.

From the piece of paper I removed I cut out two arrow shaped pieces, distress, ink, paint and then sprinkle with Diamond dust. (a little hard to see the sparkle here)

Using CraftersWorkshop Mini Confetti create a few water droplets with texture paste down right side and with Craftersworkshop chickenwire add to left corner which will be slightly covered by the Prima spray.

Arrange Prima Summer Carnation Thistle, twisting and bending until you achieve desired shape.

With Kaisercraft After Five rubon on chosen quote.

Take a piece of twine and roll it up to resemble a coil bundle of rope.

Lastly I added a Prima Shabby Chic Treasure bird resin piece.

Thank you for sharing some of your time, hope I hope I have inspired you to get crafty. Have a great day!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Scrapbooking Retreat

I have just spent the most awesome weekend away at The St John of God Retreat Centre in Safety Bay, a ministry of the Sisters of St John of God on Dusty Attic's first ever retreat! But don't let the venue fool you, we had a lot of frivolity, fun, late nights ah umm early mornings more the like and the occasional slip of the tongue. The accommodation, surrounds and food was just divine. Although not often an emotional person I came away feeling blessed and thankful for sharing such an amazing weekend with truly beautiful people, rekindled two very special friendships and met the most amazing women - can not wait for the next one! What I need now is to catch up on some Zzzzz...

Safty Bay

I managed to take a little time out and walked the Labyrinth and took in the beautiful serene surroundings!

A midst the laughter, fun and shenanigans I did manage one layout - the Dusty Attic sketch challenge, I rotated the sketch slightly anti clockwise.

My gorgeous dd and her BFF the night of the One Direction concert where they got to feel like stars and ride to the concert in style in a Limo :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my latest project, please pop back soon. Have a wonderful week and don't forget to get your scrap on! xx


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shabby Chic Tussy Mussy

I want to share with you today an unusal project. It's always fun thinking outside the square and playing with ideas. I wanted something different to give as a gift and have played with this idea before and the papers from Webster's are so delicious I thought they would look pretty as a Tussy Mussy :)


A Tussy Mussy is a beautifully decorated cone shape filled with gifts. Made from paper unlike in the earlier day when material Tussy Mussys were so popular. During the English Gregorian period (1714-1760), pestilence was rampant and indoor plumbing was not. Elegant ladies would often carry small bouquets of fragrant herbs and flowers to fend off noxious odours. Also known as nosegays, tussy mussies remained popular through the Victorian era.

Let's get started.

Wbster's Pages - A Christms Story - Holiday Decor

Either free hand or using a template cut a cone from your chosen patterned paper. Make a 5cm edge down one side and fold. Use decortive edge scissors or border punch to make a pretty edge if you have no lace or trim. Can be made in any size, if you don't have a template cut your cardstock into a square and either remove the top by cutting to give you a straight top edge or even leave it and use when decorating your edge. I cut mine as I like the look of the lace around inside and out :) Carefully roll the cone, can be a bit tricky. If you are having trouble try rolling around a thick piece of dowl or something similar to help curl and adhere using hot glue gun or strong double sided tape.

Now for the fun part, decorating!

Kaisercraft - Paper Booms - Ruby
May Arts - Faux Suede with Ruffle Trim - Red
Tim Holtz idea-ology - Adornments - Christmas
Melissa Fraces - Trinkets & Baubles
Mini Rose Lace Trim from my stash
Beaded Trim from my stash 
Pearl Strips from my stash

 Attach ribbon for hanging. I tied a knot but you can use almost any method for securing the ribbon.

Using bot the beaded trim and mini rosette ribbon glue around the edge.

Using hot glue gun as you need a strong adhesive, position you applique, blossoms, tulle, charm and binding.

I used some extra lace as it needed a contrasting colour to break it up a little.

Add a charm and stick pin.

To finish off I made an angel using gems and jewelry findings. Secured these to a jewelry pin and added a large bead, again using your hot glue gun, slip the sharft into the bottom of the cone.

Use your Tussy Mussy for Christmas, Easter, Baby Shower, Birthdays, Halloween or any occassion you like :) Fill with gifts like make-up for a teenager or singlet, bibs & socks for an expectant Mum, Lollies or chocolates. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I have inspired you to get creative.

Make sure you check back regularly to see what wonderful projects are coming up.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Joyeux Noel Card

Hello, Today I want to share a card with you. Graphic 45 is just so beautiful, I love creating with the rich colours and design. Here I have made a card using the fabulous Twelve Days of Christmas - Joyeux Noel, some blossoms, lace and ribbon.

Products Used:

G45 - Twelve Days of Christmas - Joyeux Noel
G45 - Twelve Days of Christmas - Chipboard
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Ruby
May Arts - Faux Suede with Ruffle Trim - Red

Cut G45 Joyeux Noel reverse to the standard card size of 6 1/4 in x 4in. Turn over and cut a 2in strip of the rose floral and use MS Vintage Floral and punch border. Ink edges with TH Victoria Velvet. Using double sided tape or glue, place strip along bottom. Take a G45 chipboard piece and adhere with pop dots to centre.

Tie red Faux Suede ribbon in a bow, fold small piece of lace in half, glue ribbon on top and place red blossom in the centre. Add mini tag, handmade hat pin and a twist tie. Place in top left corner. (apologies for my work mat, it's well used lol)

Finish with small piece of tulle tied and placed behind a small white blossom.

Thank you for stopping by Today, hope you enjoyed this small post. Enjoy the rest of your week xx