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A Time For Everything...

Posted on | Friday, August 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

This post is being put up now for some very special people...

Before Tante Ria passed on I created this very special gift for her.  She was a seamstress, therefore I asked the Dusty Attic for a custom cut of a manequin shape, with a bustier to fit.  The photo is of her sitting at her sewing machine and this is how I like to remember her.  I purchased a mini suitcase to hold the manequines that are held together with ribbon.

I only have this one photo as I wasn't designing professionally then, so I am sorry that I do not have any close ups for this one.

On the last page there are some custom cut wings that fold out with a psalm from the bible about how there is a time for everything:-

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8;

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

New International Version (NIV)

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything
 1 There is a time for everything, 
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:  2 a time to be born and a time to die, 
   a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, 
   a time to tear down and a time to build, 
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, 
   a time to mourn and a time to dance, 
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, 
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 
 6 a time to search and a time to give up, 
   a time to keep and a time to throw away, 
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, 
   a time to be silent and a time to speak, 
 8 a time to love and a time to hate, 
   a time for war and a time for peace.

Name Badge

Posted on | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

My name badge that was created for use at exhibitions, shows and demos.

Posted on | Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

(This one’s for you Jen;)   I created this page with Jennifer Hedger - owner of the Dusty Attic,  in mind.  The Dusty Attic is such a wondrous place and creating a “Dusty Attic” at home was a fun project.  I piled some of our favourite antiques under the stairs to simulate the look of an old attic.

There are a few dead roses is the photo as I placed it on the bush to photograph, so don’t worry about them!!

I do have a second or double page in mind (with a few other photos) but as they say “Rome was not built in a day”!!!

The hidden journaling is about the love in our lives and antiques in our house.  Secrets that every family has and how I want our album to become a priceless treasure for future generations.

I always use a lot of DA pieces as they are just so gorgeous I can’t keep to using just one! 
  • Fancy Trim #5  DA#0575  (new release)
  • Cutlery Set DA#0586
  • Vintage Frame DA#DA0254
  • Chandelier small (2 pack) DA#0080
  • Wire Dress Form DA#0228
  • Tea Pot (2 pack) DA#0135
  • Vintage Dresser with Mirror DA#0256

Other Products I have used:  

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint – clear rock candy
Ranger Stickles – platinum
Burnt Umber – paint
Dimensional Magic - clear

I am thinking that I will do a tutorial on the Vintage Dresser with Mirror next as it is quite special.  You can’t see it very much tucked in there but that is just how I put pages together.  

Auction Donation

Posted on | Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | No Comments

The auction that had been put together to raise money for New Zealand's earthquake disaster  is now all over and it is it is time for me to send in my donation.

This winning bid was from Bernice Collins of New Zealand.  Cheers Bernice to us helping out with such a worthy cause!!!

Dusty Attic Product - Winners Announcement

Posted on | Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ok sorry I am a day late (there is a fair bit of a time difference too for some?)  but I am recovering from a hefty operation and life seems to be going at a much slower pace than I am used to!!! :(

I always want everyone to win :( but if this isn't you below don't despair) see PS..

I haven't had a look at the random number chosing site yet (which I will be doing as I will need it again soon;), so I quickly asked my kids to write down some numbers between 1 and 120 (which they were very happy to do and enjoyed;) and counted  from the followers list to chose the names: Ta Da... drumroll

  1. Theresa Petermann
  2. rsmobley85
  3. catbaker24
  4. Scossie Jane
  5. roola

Lots of love

Nancy xx

PS: - I have a very exciting :) announcement to make (just need to confirm the ok )with regards to all of you fabulous followers - pop back soon and while you are here I have just posted a super gorgeous tutorial - in the Tutorials page...

NB:  For the "lucky winners", don't forget to contact me with your postal address so I can get your prize in the mail to you...Email Me button on home page ;) Yay, yay!!!

Christmas in July - giveaway

Christmas in July - giveaway
Simply become a follower and I will chose 5 random winners at the end of "each" July from all of the followers. I will post up the names of the winners to contact me with postal addresses, Good Luck and thanks for your support! :)

Followers (this can also simply mean you "like" my blog :)

Upcoming Events and Competitions

Upcoming Events and Competitions
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My work history is varied and diverse. From the high profile studios of NWS Channel 9, to the exciting aviation industry, I have a resume' with an extensive list of skills and experience. I reside in sunny Australia. The main purpose of this blog was that it was started out of necessity but has grown into something I enjoy. “To Do What You Love, and Feel That It Matters, What Could Be More Fun?”. I believe this particular industry promotes self esteem in many, whilst being part of a Design Team helps businesses and friends but most of all I love all the fantastic messages that one can give to another through this avenue. It assists me in my endeavour to leave the world a better place… (and as Barbie would say at the beauty pageant "and I wish for world peace";) Hoping that you find some inspiration from my work!

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Thanks for stopping by for tea and please feel free to copy me (exceptions below) Please feel free to copy any of the techniques I have used for your personal use and I sincerely hope you leave with some inspiration and visit regularly for more...

Credit Where Credit is Due

Thank you so much to Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic for allowing the use of their image for the background of this site.

The photo in banner is thanks to the French Fairy of Mandurah for the use of their image.

My sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to the amazingly talented, gorgeous and super efficient, Lisa Harman, who has brought my ideas to my blog. Thank you so very much.
And I will never forget my beautiful friend, Sarah Looby Loo, who initially set up the site for me.

I have so many talented friends and associates who inspire and assist me, the list would be too long to add, but my gratitude is heart felt each and every day...

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Fantastic Designers that I Love:- Mistra Hoolahan

Fantastic Designers that I Love:- Mistra Hoolahan
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Gabrielle Pollaco - Canada

Gabrielle Pollaco - Canada
Gabrielle's style is, well, Gabrielle! Soft and feminine, always delicate and dreamy!

Maiko Kossugi - Japan

Maiko Kossugi - Japan
Mai's style is dreamy and delectable, always soft and so full of love.

Iris Babao Uy - Philippines

Iris Babao Uy - Philippines
Iris has a wonderful cheerful, crisp & clean style... they always make you happy after looking at them!

Natasha Narango Aguirre - USA - Administration

Natasha Narango Aguirre - USA - Administration
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Karola Wiztak - Poland - Sponsored Designer

Karola Wiztak - Poland - Sponsored Designer

Anna Dabrowska- Pekocka - Poland

Anna Dabrowska- Pekocka - Poland
aka Finnabair - Finn has a unique style that is a pure vision of misting, masking and paints.

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