Sunday, May 25, 2014

A very male layout

Just a quick post this week. Letting you know about my class at Made with Memories this coming Sunday 1st June 12:00pm - 3:30pm. Lots of techniques, including stamping and distressing.
Here's some peeks.

For all details please call into the store or phone (08) 9591 3188. For those attending I can't wait to be back down that way and teaching again.
Audrey x

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Merry Month of May

Goodness me!! Nearly half way through the year!!!Definitely going far too fast.

This little munchkin is growing way to quickly. She's taken another stretch and thinning out. Looking more like a little girl than a toddler.

Getting very independent.

And very adventurous.

It's been a very busy April here. Easter's been and if it wasn't for Little Miss Sunshine in the house, the fact that the Easter Bunny had visited would have been met with very little excitement. Everybody's eggs got collected by Cadence so she thought they were all just for her. She's still only 2 1/2 so the fact that some of the chocolate is disappearing and not been eaten by her is working really well. Good luck with that sort of thing next year ;)

Creatively this month I've been able to get some decent play time and work time.

Creative work wise, Dusty Attic had their very first Creative Retreat. It all came together in quite a hurry as the venue had a cancellation and Dusty grabbed it. I met some wonderful girls and had a ball. I taught two classes over the weekend, which were a big hit. Here's some fun photos from the weekend, we had a blast, the classes went excellently and the photo props were a huge hit.

Here's May's Sketch challenge for Dusty Attic

Here's my take on the sketch.
Layout - Dance

Dusty Attic product used - Elegant Flourish large DA0877, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026 , Mini cameras DA1038, Mini Hearts 20pk DA0514, String of Hearts Frame set DA1017, Doily #5 DA0763, Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900, Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink DA0907, Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903.
Other product used - Kaisercraft – Kaleidoscope Collection – 12x12 paper – Layers & Collage, Paper Pad, Collectables, Captured Moments 6"x 4" Cards - Life's Treasures. Prima stamp, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Bazzill card, brads, thread.
Every month there's an awesome prize for the winner of the sketch challenge on the Dusty Blog. So come play for a chance to win.
Sign up on Ning and come play HERE

All the layouts I'm sharing today have photos from Erin's wedding. (I'm slowly getting through the pile of photos) Here's another colourful one.
Layout - I Do

Dusty Attic product used - Heart Arrows #1 DA1016, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900, Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903, Sugar Plum DA0908, Cranberry DA0910.
Other product used - Kaisercraft – Kaleidoscope Collection ––Paper Pad, Collectables, Captured Moments 6"x 4" Cards - Life's Treasures, paper - Key to my Heart, stencils. American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Bazzill card, Making Memories tags, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Tim Holtz Crackle paint, Martha Stewart border punches, Jo Sonja Texture Paste brads, thread, pins.

As you can tell from Erin's wedding photos, even though she worn a traditional white dress, she added her personality to every other bit of her outfit, ceremony and reception. The wedding dress needed that little extra and luckily for Erin her Mum (me!)is a bit handy when it comes to creative stuff. It certainly was a labour of love when it came to finishing the dress off. Every bit of beading was hand sewn with love on that dress, into the wee hours of the morning.

Something a bit softer.
Layout - Labour of Love

Dusty Attic product used - Heart Arrows #1 DA1016, Heart Arrows #2 DA1026, Mini Marrakesh Trellis DA0821, Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900, Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA0903, Sugar Plum DA0908, Cranberry DA0910.
Other product used - Maja Design Papers – Vintage Autumn, Kaisercraft – Letter stickers, American Crafts – Thicker letter stickers, Bazzill card, Making Memories quote sticker, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Martha Stewart border punch, German Scrap, thread, needle, pin, lace, ribbon charm, crystal bling.

I'm beginning to love challenge sites and blogs and CSI is one of my favourites at the moment.
I used Case File No.115, its Evidence and Testimony, from CSI HERE to create this Layout.

For lots more Dusty inspiration visit the blog HERE and join the Ning site HERE

So until next time


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