Sunday, December 28, 2014

Berry Nice ... CSI case file #150

Happy Hello everyone !
I hope you all had an enjoyable xmas 
celebrating with Joy !

A brand new Case file #150
here is how I solved this case

Berry Nice 

stripes, string, heat embossing, branches. 

One of our Family traditions during Christmas
 is picking and eating fresh berries .
I love the flavour and how they explode in my mouth 
as I take each bite .
The colors are just glorious and rich .
fresh Berries always remind me of Christmas and happy times .

hope you find some time to play and solve this case 
to go to CSI
see you soon 
stay safe and happy scrapping  xoxo

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Inspired by a Christmas Photo

Happy hello to all my scrappy friends 
today I am showcasing my December LO for
 This photo of my grandchildren was taken at Christmas time 5 years ago .
One of my faves .

  Maja Design papers used .
Vintage Summer Basics 1904, 1932,, 
Vintage Autumn Basics, No XX11, No V11

 these Vintage papers with their rich deep olive green 
are perfect for a Black and white photo .
I added white gesso over the chipboard and random spots . 
 the chipboard is inked, swiped with white gesso and stamped in black .
My title is a Paper Smooches die ...
cut from these beautiful papers and altered with gesso and a stamp. 
 These metal buttons look fabulous
 with a little white gesso swiped over them .
lots of layering and mixing and matching the Vintage papers . 

Below is a Christmas card heavily embellished on a foundation of
Walking in the Forest and Vintage Spring Basic collections.
I adore these rich and earthy colors .

 Christmas card .

thanks so much for popping by
and leaving such beautiful words to breathe into my soul.
I am taking a short 6 month break from Maja Design .
I have thoroughly enjoyed  my journey this year creating with such enchanting paper collections
and working alongside inspiring, friendly, wonderful, creative team mates .
thanks so much for having me Marie and Jenny.
I will be back on the team in June 2015 rested and ready to create again.

to go to Maja Design blog to be inspired .
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas 
and lots of unexpected joy during 2015 . 
Stay safe and happy scrapping
See you soon xoxo 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Hello all my lovely scrappy friends,   
showcasing a couple of Christmas projects  
loaded with DUSTY ATTIC Chipboard 
A layout and a Tag 

in the Magic Of Christmas 
I began with a textured background created with fiber paste and a stencil .
then I brushed on some green paint ( watered down a little )
Dusty Attic Chipboard used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Pesto: DA0918
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Skeleton clock face :DA0430
Mini Words - Believe :DA 0476
Lavender : DA1001

I punched a heart from watercolor paper, splashed it with paint 
then added a chipboard word ( Believe) painted with pesto and crackle Varnish .
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Pesto: DA0918

Christmas Tag 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Main Street small: DA989%
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Ferns : DA0507
Wattle blossom : DA0752
( the little heart is cut from this chippie ) 

layering the chippies ... wattle and ferns .. oh how I adore these ferns ... so perfect .
and these little houses ... Christmas at home with family and friends .

thanks so much for looking .
I love to attach a tag with each gift , and there is plenty of room
on the back to write a message .
Remember .. 
You can now buy Dusty Attic chipboard direct from the website .

wishing each of you a wonderful Christmas
 and may you have many unexpected joy during 2015 .

Thanks for popping by to look at my work 
and I do hope you are inspired to create with some of our beautiful chippies

bye for now and big hugz to you all from Heather x

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Hi everyone, and a warm welcome to my blog 
Today I am sharing a card I made for one of my International scrapping buddies.
this wonderful hobby of scrapbooking,
has allowed me to meet 'arty' friends from all over the world .
This is a birthday card for an English friend who is celebrating her birthday 
the day before Christmas .

so I thought I would create a card for her as sometimes people 
who celebrate birthdays close to Christmas
are often forgotten and they miss out .


  happy happy birthday to you Maggie 
have a wonderful day and celebrate every moment 
I will have a cheer for you.
my love to you always .


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hello and a warm welcome to everyone.
You are here at my blog where I am showcasing
 some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces,
 I felt like having a play, just because !!! 
Today I am sharing a textured layout with you 
The background was created with a mask.
My process 
Lay the mask on your paper. spray with Ink, remove mask, then dry with heat gun.
  Return the mask back over the inked image and add texture paste,  
This technique is so simple and such fun to play with .


This LO I created just for fun, I adore the photo taken by my daughter Tara
director of Simply Photographic

Process for my chipboard ... 
step 1 . paint with DA Cranberry   
step 2. coat with some Distress ink /Mahogany .
step 3. Paint with some DA crackle paint .
step 4. dab very lightly with white chalk ink .
' Make sure to dry thoroughly between each layer. '

DUSTY ATTIC items used .
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in color cranberry : DA 0910
French Flourish Border : DA0275S
Dusty in bloom Evening blush : DA0808
Dusty roses Claret #1945: DA0955
Remember you can now buy Dusty Attic products
 direct from the website

thanks so much for popping by
stay safe and bye for now until we meet again .

with love from me x

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Textured gift Tag for Christmas - Maja Design

Hello to my scrappy sistas' and lovers of  Maja Design Collections.
Today I have a Christmas tag to show you 
created with the NEW Collection "A Gift for You".
I always love to include a tag with my Xmas gifts 
and I make them personal by writing on the back of the tag.  
We have very hot weather for Christmas here in Australia
and right now we are in the middle of our Summer .

A gift for you ..

 I adore the striking rich red and white with the grey BG .
I created lots of layers with these glorious papers. 
Adding a splash of green on the rosebuds.
I wanted to create a feel of a white Christmas with this Tag .

 A side shot showing the many layers of the co-ordinating 
papers, matching perfectly .

I added a small amount of fibre paste with a stencil creating the illusion of Snow .
Maja Design collections used .
A Gift for you ...Given from the heart and Sent with Love. 
  Frojdefull Jul collection ... JULBUKETT and BRODERAD DUK
bye for now and thanks so much for popping by to look at my work .
Click Here for MAJA DESIGN Blog.

big hugz from me x

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dusty Attic December sketch ..

Hello my fellow scrappers and a very warm welcome to my blog
Today I am sharing my December Design Team project for 
Dusty Attic  
where you can find lots of inspiration from the wonderful Design Team .
My Layout is all about Xmas Celebrations.
Here we are in December 2014 with Christmas just around the corner .
I followed the sketch below pretty much exactly,
 but decided to add my journaling on the
top right hand corner above my photo . 
December Sketch 

Christmas Moments .
Here in Australia, We usually have quite hot weather on Christmas day,
but I decided to create a LO with a white Christmas in mind
dreaming of a white  Christmas !!

 Dusty Attic materials used .
Fancy Trim #6 : DA0588
Ferns : DA0507
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Crushed Olive :DA0917
Main Street small: DA989%
Mini Banners :DA1021
Word pack #4 :DA 1077 (Moments)

I just adore these ferns .. my  new faves 
 Ferns : DA0507
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Crushed Olive :DA0917
Main Street small: DA989%

 Mini Banners :DA1021
sometimes these little touches completes a Layout perfectly .

Word pack #4 :DA 1077 (Moments)

I rarely create Xmas Layouts but I really enjoyed this one ..
I just adore those ferns and the beautiful word title .

you can now buy DA chipboard direct from the website 
there are gift certificates available also .. Great chrissy gift . 

thanks so much for popping by to have a look at the December sketch .
bye for now until we meet again, 
 happy scrapping x