Saturday, April 5, 2014

Some Shabby Pretties

Hey!! Just popping on to share my latest creations for Dusty Attic
Looks like I've got a bit of a colour theme happening here :)
Here’s my take on the April sketch
Layout - She’s a Delight

Dusty Attic products used – Word Pack #4 DA1077, Flower Buds DA0849, Doily #5 DA0763, Mini ABC set Lower DA0862, Mini Dots DA1048, Mini Hearts #2 DA0990, Scribble Hearts DA1019, Mini Hinges DA1006, Navajo White Paint DA0903, Crackle Varnish DA0900.
Other products used – Paper – Maja Design, Kaisercraft Stencil, Heidi Swap Color Shine, Bazzill cardstock, Jo Sonja Texture Paste, German Scrap, lace, ribbon, tulle, pins, beads, bead caps.
Here's the April sketch

There’s always an awesome Dusty Attic prize to be won.
To play along, follow the links from HERE

Here’s some more Girly Shabby goodness that will hopefully inspire you to create.
Layout - A Trip to the City

Dusty Attic products used – Mini Owls DA0755, Mini Hearts #2 DA0990, Mini Stars DA1040,Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Love You Arrows DA1070,
Other products used – Kaisercraft Paper & Stencil, Script Stamps, Heidi Swap Color Shine, American Craft Thickers Letters, muslin, thread, lace,

Some pretty magic wands for Miss Cadence 

Dusty Attic products used – Large Stars, Mini Stars DA1040, Mini Butterflies DA0893, Flutterbies #3 DA0766, Mini ABC set Upper DA0861, Mini Script ABC set DA0859, Bows DA0774 , Navajo White Paint DA0903
Other products used - Paper - Maja Design, lace, beads, tulle, ribbon, thread and dowel.

Until Next time

Audrey x

Monday, March 17, 2014

Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine and a Little Green

This is a great magazine if you want step by step instructions for layouts and projects. It's kind on those starting out and for us veterans who want to play and explore. You can find their Facebook page HERE

You can get full 'How To' instructions in the magazine.

Okelly Dokelly, I'll leave you in peace today. ;)

Just one more little green thing

Happy St Patrick's Day to my Family and Friends far and near x
Until Next Time
Audrey x

Sunday, March 16, 2014

And some more News

The classes are now sorted for Dusty Attic's very first retreat here in Perth. Yep I know it was all a big rush, but things are falling into place since there was a cancellation at the venue and Dusty accepted the spot. It was all meant to be.
For those that are attending there'll be five classes over the weekend. I'm excited to announce I will be teaching two of them.

A very male layout with lots of rustic tones.

And something Shabby for your creative space or around the home somewhere.

As soon as I get some pictures of the other tutors classes I'll share them to.
It's not to late to book, there is still a few spots remaining. Just email the girls on dustyattic.hq@gmail or visit the Dusty Attic Blog HERE

Back Soon
Audrey x

Other News

I haven't had a chance to blog, to share some more news on the creative front.
Australian Scrapbooking Ideas Issue #25 (there's another issue out now)


I got to play with some goodies from the Bo Bunny, The Avenues range for my debut in the magazine. The magazine has step by step instructions for these layouts.

I'll be back soon to share some pics.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Summer's End

Well it's supposed to be, but the heat continues here as usual. Please don't think I am ungrateful but I want it over. I seem to be saying the following an awful lot lately, 'no you can't go outside, it's too hot. Wait until later, when the sun starts to go away'. Bless Missy's understanding. The reply comes so easily - 'ok my Dede' and off she trots to do something else.
Oh and one other thing, the FLIES!!!! Oh my gosh, I'm so over them!!

We're still finding interesting ways to beat the heat at home.

Come in the rain Grandad

More water play. The Fairy and the Bumble Bee, using all the old paddling pool water for the plants.
Cadence has a little friend called Kyden. They have such a gorgeous little friendship. I love watching and hearing them play together.

On the creative front, here's my Dusty Attic creations for this month.

Lola Boo and You
Based on the Dusty Attic Sketch this month.

Dusty Attic Products Used: Dusty Attic Custom Title – Lola Boo and You, Love You Arrows DA1070, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Nesting Bracket Frame set DA0326, Lavender DA1001, Mini Heart Border DA1015, Banner #2 DA1024, Fancy Trim #3 DA0469, Rulers DA1005, Corrugated Card DA0830.
Other Products Used: Kaisercraft Paper, Bazzill Card, ribbon and thread.

Here's the sketch

Follow the links on the Dusty Blog, to play along and possibly win a great prize HERE

5th of May

Dusty Attic Products Used: Mini ABC set Lower DA0862, Mini ABC set Upper DA0861,Mini Key Hole DA0323,Crowns #5 DA0159, Mini Marrakesh Trellis, Mini Number Panel DA1052, Love You Arrows DA1070, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026,Crackle Varnish DA0900,

Other Products Used: Kaisercraft 6 ½ x6 ½ pad – Art of Life – Paper- Memories, Kaisercraft 12x12 paper - Art of Life – Everyday, Letter Stickers & Stencil Tim Holtz number & brads. Versa Fine ink – black Versa, Color ink - Pinecone,Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather. Jo Sonja Texture Paste & Burnt Umber paint. Luggage Tag, bead caps, chain, frame charm, lace. STAMPS USED - Hero Arts, Stamp-it and Fiskars

Until Next time


Tuesday, February 11, 2014


It's short notice, I know, but I can't resist. A full weekend of scrapping, food and accommodation, a goodie bag and even classes if you wish (classes cost a little extra).
Who's joining me for a weekend away. I can't wait :)

The Dusty Attic Blog

The Dusty Attic are 
having our very first retreat 

Friday afternoon 28th March 
Sunday 2pm 30th March 

St John of God Retreat Centre
 $280 per person

(are you ready?)
Two Nights accomodation 
with your own room and ensuite.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Morning and Afternoon Tea's
(yep all catered for!)

Function room scrapbooking area
(Carpeted and Air-Con, wet area)

A Goody Bag

We will also be holding six classes 
that you can book into as well
Classes will be $30 each and can
be booked separatley 

LIMITED NUMBER OF 25 people only
So Be quick to put your name down
 and join in this AWESOME retreat ! 

  We will also have a Shop there with Scrapbooking supplies and of corse 
Dusty Attic Chipboard 
(some never seen yet items !)

E-Mail us at

Monday, February 3, 2014

What THE!!! It's Febuary Already

It'll be Christmas again before we know it.
Here in Australia our school year starts now. So holidays are finished and it's back to school for Locky, my youngest and my last school age young person in the house. He's now in senior school, so a change of uniform top was in order, but he well and truly needed new school pants, so a small fortune was spent on preparations and supplies for school. Mind you, unlike a lot of my friends, it wasn't as high as some past years.

We're currently in our hot summer months, thank goodness for air-conditioning and water play.
Uncle Liam bought Cadence a water slide for Christmas, she absolutely loves it. There is no fear in this 2yr old and when it comes to water, she's definitely a water baby.
Please note - NO 2YR OLDS WERE HARMED WHILE PLAYING ON THIS WATER SLIDE ;)She came back for more after every slide.

On the creative front -
Here's this month's sketch for Dusty Attic

Nadia Cannizzo from Once Upon a Sketch BLOG and one of Dusty's AWESOME Design Team girls this year, has designed all the monthly sketches for this year. She's done another great sketch this month.
One thing I don't think I've mentioned in the past is - anyone can participate in Dusty's sketch challenge and each month one lucky participant wins a stash of Dusty Attic products.
To enter follow this link to the Ning Site - HERE
This month to spice it up a little, there's a TWIST TO THE CHALLENGE
Since it is February - the month of Love, when you enter the a sketch WITH a VALENTINE themed layout, you're in the running for some EXTRAS with the normal amazing Pack you can win. So get scrapping :)
Here's my take on the Sketch
Merry Go Round

Dusty Attic products used - Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Arrows #2 DA0999, Birds on a Branch #3 DA1003, String of Hearts Frame set DA1017, Dusty in Colour - Dusty Pink DA0907 mixed with Navajo White DA0903 to make a even softer Dusty Pink then I mixed in some Bisque DA0921, Navajo White mixed with Vintage Gold DA0926, to make a nice soft white/cream colour, Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900
Other products used - Paper – prima, clock charm – Prima, threads in white and cream, lace, paper doily, Washi tape, Krafty Lady mould, Stamps by – Fiskars and Collections, Texture paste, Stencil by Kaiser.

I've been playing with colour and texture, the last couple of weeks and had so much fun.
Time Out

Dusty Attic products used - Heart Arrows #2, Arrows #1, Arrows #2, Chevrons DA0992. Mini Banners DA1021, Dusty in Colour - Navajo White DA0903
Other products used - Paper – Kaiser Confetti Collection, Kaiser stencils, Bazzill Card, Color Box ink, conches,Stamps - Lucy's Stamps, other stamp name unknown. Heidi Swapp Color Shine

And a little bit of Art for Art's Sake. I did a couple of pages in my poor neglected Art Journal. Now this was fun :)

Dusty Attic products used - Bicycle DA0880, Mini Bicycle DA1004, Marrakesh Trellis small DA0821, Arrows #2 DA0999 Dusty in Colour - Navajo White DA0903 and Cashmere , Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900.
Other products used - Paper – Kaiser Confetti Collection, Kaiser stencils, Bazzill Card, Color Box ink, conches, Stamps - Lucy's Stamps - Crosses, other stamp name unknown. Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Images from Typo, Washi Tapes, Prima Tapes, Jo Sonja Texture Paste, Scrap patterned paper.

Until Next Time