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My work is displayed in separate Galleries for your ease in perusing this blog. Simply click on the photo to go to the pertaining page....

Dusty Attic ATC Tray

Posted on | Thursday, November 1, 2012 | No Comments

Above is my work for the Dusty Attic ATC monthly challenges.
The themes are great but I have decided to incorporate all of the months challenges into one style.  Shabby Chic...(naturally)...I just love it, my absolute fav.  I will post up the close-ups and more info on this one on another day.  

Halloween Themed ATC

Posted on | Monday, October 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

It's Halloween month, and Dusty Attic has the themed ATC challenges that are on going, with this month as naturally "Halloween".  My youngest son had a "Scooby Doo, Haunted House" party for his birthday one year so I will be adding the ATC to his pages at a later date, because I'm pretty clever like that ;)

I hope you all enjoy Halloween and eat lots of Candy!!!  Does life get any better?  Have fun and if you want to check out the ATC challenges head over to the Dusty Attic from here The Dusty Attic

This extra large, close-up is especially for Naughty Natasha Narrango-Aguire, who just LOVES spiders ;)
All of the raw chipboard is available at her shop via Retail Shop

Once Upon A Sketch

Posted on | Friday, October 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

This month Once Upon A Sketch has a really great sketch and journalling that is SO positive and uplifting.  I have created a double page of the sketch for Natasha Narrango-Aguire from the Moments of Tranquility Shop.

The sketch that you will find below by clicking on the link is about Focusing on what is important and staying positive.  My Catholic views on life are to never give up trying, there is always hope and opting out of life is never for us to decide.  I hope you all can find some inspiration from this one and keep on the lookout for my version of the sketch to follow.

May God Bless
Focus on What's Important
Once Upon A Sketch

The Wild

Posted on | Monday, October 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

Here is a shadow box created with seriously good products from the Dusty Attic and Piony Papers...all available at

My First Completed Assignments for Manor House Creations

Posted on | Saturday, August 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

"What An Angel"


"What An Angel" close ups...

First Year Keychain

First Year Keychain - close ups

Sweet Baby Boy

Photo Frame

Sweet Baby Boy Frame - close ups...

Manor House Creations

Posted on | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | No Comments

I'm so excited to be able to share the news that I have been invited to join the Manor House Creations Design Team!!

Manor House are wholesalers for the most beautiful flowers {so many wonderful colours and kinds and sizes... ahhh bliss} and are also the Australian Distributor for The Scrap Cake.

I'm currently in absolute flower heaven!!
You can meet the rest of the fabulous new Design Team HERE.  Make sure you become a follower of their blog, to keep up with all of our inspirations!

Christmas In July

Posted on | Sunday, August 5, 2012 | No Comments

"Always Late But Worth The Wait" is going to be on my tombstone therefore, the five random winners are:-

1.  Astrid MacLean
2.  Jen Ashley
3.  Karen Shady
4.  Amy Voorthuis
5.  Tany Sol

Congratulations to you all!!!

Please contact me via email and let me know the address where you would like your chipboard to be sent ;)

Have a great day everyone ...

Posted on | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Here is another page to go with my little cowboys party book. I remember he didn't know how to blow out the candles yet (even tho we tried to teach him earlier;) He would make the letter "Ffff" instead of blowing (how cute:) - behind the main photo I have put other photos where you can see him studying the other kids faces while they helping him to blow out the candles!!!
I also made sure that the Wagon Wheels are able to still turn, as he just loves interactive pages ;)
(I have also taught him to now say that I am "the best mum in the world") I know right? Happy creating everyone!!!

Personalised Nursery Letters

Posted on | Saturday, June 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Materials You Will Need:
Products I used:
  • Dusty Curls Alphabet (DA0468) from the Dusty Attic
  • Jo Sonjas White Paint
  • Peter Rabbit wrapping paper (paper of your choice)
Step 1.
I have painted the Dusty Curls Alphabet with a plain white paint firstly. (Refer to previous intricate details tutorial – this is how I almost always do the first layer).

Step 2.
Simply some basic paper toll here, or fussy cutting as I hear it being referred to of late; cut out roughly 3 of the same design from the paper, then when you have a minute to sit down (I usually do in front of the TV) cut to the edge of the picture, but leaving off legs, arms etc as you go higher. Then using whatever way you prefer to add dimention to the layers, build them up. I use helmars dimentional glue most of the time.

Step 3
Place the cut outs randomly over or under the letters.

Howdy Hi

Posted on | Monday, June 18, 2012 | 6 Comments

A page of my little cowboy when he turned 2!!! I love the Dusty Curls Alphabet for his pages, they just suit perfectly! I actually had the letter "I" next to the H but it went walk about at some point? I have used pinecone ink and a rose stamp then finished off with glossy accents.
Next piece of Fabulous DA is the new release Wagon Wheels - LOVE it !!! Again using pinecone ink and a screw brad for the centre.

I have used a very old range of paper from K & Co which is just my favourite of all time (as far as boy papers go ;) Anyone who knows me, will know that I am definitely a "girl" mum!!!

Dusty Curls ABC set DA0468, Wagon Wheels DA0697, K & Co Kazoo Kids paper range

Our Pretty Baby

Posted on | Monday, May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Today's post is using some fantastic "New Release" pieces from the Dusty Attic...

The new bird cage comes in a pack of two and I have used a combination of the DA mini chain and an old necklace.
The new "Dusty in Bloom" range has some gorgeous vintage colors and I have used my fav one "Vintage Rose" DA#0803 and the "Grassy Knoll" DA#0809.  I have separated the layers and mied them with paper flowers for a co-ordinating feel.  The Dusty Attic chipboard buttons, have also been decorated in the matching papers.

And lastly here is the inside of the doors.  Our "Indoor Girl" (like me;)

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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Thank you
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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2012 Design Team:-

Fantastic Designers that I Love:- Mistra Hoolahan

Fantastic Designers that I Love:- Mistra Hoolahan
Mistra uses lots of different techniques when it comes to finishes on her chippy, she loves lots of texture, bling and flowers.

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
Natasha's signature style includes her stunning ribbon weaving with eyelets and her hand stitching, she makes these an art form in themselves.

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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