Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nick of Time

Well the gastro bug certianly took hold of this house. Five of us struck down with it, including me, so the house has been a quarentine zone and been bleached within an inch of it's life.

Heres just as quick some what rushed post, sorry. *mwah*

I made these cards last week in the hope to inspire you to create for Valentine's Day but with all the sickness they didn't get photographed and blogged until now. So if they inspire, you've got a few hours left in your day, depending what part of the world your in lol, nothing like doing things at the last minute. Or you could also omit the lovey dovey part and use other sentiments.

I don't make many cards or haven't done so in the past but thought I'd make one for my Hubby for Valentines Day and enjoyed playing with the new Dusty Attic Coat of arms add on #2 DA 0833 that I made two.

I also used the Elegant Swirl DA0471 and one of the Mini Hearts DA0514

I also made some pretty vintage ones using papers from Pion design - From my heart

and of course Dusty Attic chipboard. Fancy Trim #2 DA0446 and letters from Russian Alphabet DA0522

Dusty Chipboard frame from the ATC Frames set #1 DA0691

For lots more inspiration visit The Dusty Attic blog and see what the other Design Team girls have been up too, it's all beautiful.

Have a loving, caring Valentine's Day tomorrow.

No creating for me until I get this tummy bug out of the house. So back to the bleaching and disinfecting I go.

Happy Creating

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Schools In

Here in Australia the new school year begins at the end January and the begining of Febuary. My baby is Locky and he's the last of my three to go through high school, he's turning 15 and is in yr10 here in Western Australia. Although I absolutely love school holidays now that he can fend for himself, I was looking forward to him going back, just to get some routien going in my day again. I'm sure lots of you can relate to that.
Expect the first week back didn't go quite to plan as I had two sick girls in the house. Poor Erin caught a gastro bug so I had Cadence in the hope she may not catch the bug from her Mumma,but unfortunately it wasn't to be :( they both got it. Luckily Cadence got a slightly milder case but still a lot for a little bubba.

Hopefully a combination of the things below have helped keep the bugs at bayand no one else gets it,,, fingers crossed.

Onto some Creative news.
Well it's the month of love. So, so far this month my creative projects for Dusty Atticare inspired by the theme.

Of course the theme for ATC's this month is 'Love'. Here's mine.

Title - The Key to My Heart

Dusty Products Used - Divine Divas - DA0657 Mini Hearts - DA0514 Mini Key - DA0322 Mini Flourish - DA0223 Marrakesh Trellis Small - DA0821 Navajo White Paint – DA0903 Clear Crackle Varnish - DA0900

I used organza ribbon for the tutu. I just ran a thin gathering stitch across the top and pulled the stitch in until I was happy with the fullness of the tutu. I then glued it to the waist of the small dress.

The Mini Heart was painted with the new line of Dusty Attic paints called Navajo White – DA0903 left to dry and then distressed by sanding it. I applied Clear Crackle Varnish - DA0900, another of the new products from Dusty, quite thickly to achieve the large cracks. Once the crackle was dry I add applied some LuminArt Radiant Rain dauber in Hot Cinnamon. I wiped the excess off using a damp cloth and the rest sat in the cracks. One of the best features of the Crackle is that you can apply heat to quicken the drying process and if your like me and a bit impatient, you'll love this too.

Shabby Shutters Wall Hanging

I knew when I say these shutters what I wanted to do with them and I had loads of fun doing it. The fact that this piece was made for someone special an extra dash of love was mixed into the ingredients.

Products used – Mini Wire Dress Form DA0670 Mini Hearts - DA0514 Window with Shutters - DA0792 Decorative Gate Panel for 6x4 - DA0319 Swirly Vines #3 - DA0751 Navajo White Paint – DA0903 Mixed with a tiny amount of Ginger Paint DA0922, to give the white a creamier shade. Flowers – Dusty in Bloom – Bridal veil - DA0805 Corrugated Card - DA0830 The background Paper and border papers are Pion Design from the range 'From my Heart 2'

Until next time
Take Care and Happy Creating