Friday, March 30, 2012


 This time, I think any way, a simple but effective LO. Photo of my self taken when I first met my DH Frans....a few years ago.....
The paper used:- G45 CURIOSITY SHOP
DUSTY ATTIC chips:- DA 0672  BIRDCAGE #5 

The title is taken from the TIM HOLTZ stamp.  "WHATS POSSIBLE"

 These are some of the new DUSTY ATTIC Flowers I received in the post, I like to make my own, so this was a luxury...and a time saver!I used CRAFTERS WORKSHOP masks and iridescent molding paste to create the leaves and flowers. Cut them out then glued in place.

 Another close up of the silky flowers.
I stitched around the two birds to make them pop.

 One of  many, new relies for FEB/MARCH from DUSTY ATTIC:
- DA0678 BIRDCAGE #5.
I decked it with the same iridescent molding paste I used for the mask.
All the above can be found or ordered from -

I hope you have enjoyed your visit. 
Happy scrapping.......Scrappy hugs....Susan 

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Some thing different for me....BRIGHT COLORS! But a fav....GLITZ.....
The papers are from "GLITZ" a fav of mine. It is an older line- SCRARLET - but still yummy.  The  papers  matched this photo perfectly! So I used them! A shame to cover all this yummy with gesso...right?

The LO was based on the DUSTY ATTIC sketch for February.
Dusty Attic used     - DA0463 Vintage name plate
                        - DA0465 Ornate corner

 I used puffy paint and Ranger Distress ink- Festive Berries to op the DA chips

The DA chippies are popped with puffy paint and ink then tucked into the corners with the leafy swirl cuts. The leafy swirls are made with the Cherry Lynn die- Rose & Swirl.

The flowers are from my Prima stash. The rose buds are sprayed with Glimmer mist-Lemon Zest
The title 2005 and Heart Stealer are made with the Quickutz "UPTOWN GIRL" stacked x6 then decked with glossy from Ranger.
 This time a short and sweet post. See you next time.
Have a scrappy day.....
Susan oxoxoxo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

HEARTFELT...Three in a Row tutorial #3

The third and last tutorial for the three tags. I saved the best for last...I think so any way.

WHAT YOU NEED or what I used:-
Sizzix Tim Holtz die- TAGS & BOOKPLATES
Glimmer Mist-Olive vine and Tuiti Fruiti (Pink)
Cosmic Shimmermist-Mallow Blush (Coral pink)
Ranger distress ink-Aged Mahogany
                                  -Vintage Photo
                                  -Peeled Paint
                                  -Mustard Seed
                                  -Broken China
                                  -Antique Linen
Ranger Stickles-Gold.
Heartfelt stamps- HCPC3354 Leafy swirls.
                              -HCPC3375 Flora Grande #1
Coordinates, Blossoms #3 nestabilities- Spellbinders
                              -HCPC3446 Doorway Trimmings
coordinates decorative Chateau Gate dies.
HCPC3440 Vintage door (the door to a friends house is always open)
DUSTY ATTIC-DA0506 Mini Dragonflies.
Cats eye black ink.
Foam tape.
All the above can be purchased or ordered at

-Stamp the flowers on white card stock.
  x3 for the buds and x5 for the flowers.
-Stamp leaves on thin green paper.
-Stamp the Door way trimmings on white card.
-Cut the flowers by hand or use the spellbinder dies.
-Cut the tags
-Cut the frame x2 with the Chateau gate dies
-Color the flowers with the pink mists.
-Stamp the ...title (the door to a friend house) on the tag.
-Ink the edges with the distress ink
-Run along the edges with the cats eye ink.
-Ink the cut frames, only one, the top that will be showing, that is if it blends in with regards
-Glue one on top of the other only on the solid frame. This will give a lifted effect.
-Add foam tape to this solid frame...I know it is a pain, but worth it.
-Paint leaves with glimmer mist-green and when dry cut each leaf apart/separating the three.x8
  setting aside a few leaves for the rose bud.
-Fold the leaf on the end letting it be a 3d leaf.Glue to hold the shape.
-For the rose buds.Ball 3 of the stamped flowers to a ball, using the balling tool and mat.
-Glue to hold shape.
-Cut one of the stamped leaves for the buds. Glue this. you need three of these.Look to photos.
-The rose. Make a ball as above. Ball two of the stamped flowers just a little so it stays open.
  Glue the bud on top of these flowers molding with your fingers.
-Paint the stamped land scape with distress inks using water and brush. Just play with the colors.
-Glue this on to the tag when dry.
-Glue the frame on top with the foam tape.
-Tuck the leaves under the frame on the left corner.
-Place the leaves on the frame. Making sure the placement is good before gluing.
-Add the ribbon.
-Place and glue the flowers.
-Trace around the frame with the glossy.Add a dab of glossy to the windows on the houses.
  See the photo above.
-Add gold stickles in the corners. Not too much, smear with your fingers.
-Gesso the DA Dragonfly. Then add glimmer mist for the color when dry.
-Position, then glue.
-Add a little stickles to the tips of the wings.
-To finish add the ribbon to the tag

This was fun! Now for a few close ups.

You can not see the glossy on the windows very well in the photo. But it is there and you can see it in real life. you have the glossy out and in your hand any  way.

 Well worth all that work...making these flowers. Just love the stamped effect! You could also emboss these with ....but that is another tutorial.......

Just love these flowers! Hope you do too. Any questions on the tags or flowers, just leave a message on the comments and I shall get back to you. 
Love to read your comments any way. 
I hope I have been able to inspire you to break out of your safe box and try something new.
 I think the stamps are well worth investing in as you can use them again and again and again.....Have a scrappy time making these and I wish you all, happy scrappy thoughts & hugs, Susan. oxoxoxox

Monday, March 12, 2012

HEARTFELT...Three in a Row tutorial #2

                               Hi this is a follow up of the three tags using Heartfelt stamps.

 You will need;-
Sizzix Tim Holtz die- TAG & BOOKPLATES
Ranger- glossy
             -Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.
             -Stickles- red, yellow gold and gold
             -Perfect pearls mist- Biscotti
Glimmer Mist-Red Velvet -Olive Vine
Balling mat and balling tool
Heartfelt Stamps-HCPC3400 Bella Rosebud (wedding wish for you)
                              -HCPC3409 Tropical Floral Swirls
                              -HCPC3407 Botanical Floral #2
Spellbinders Shapeabilities- Rose Creation.

Method of work:
-Cut the tag.
-stamp the flowers with the swirl on the tag.Stamp the  Wedding Wish.
-Stamp the extra flowers on card the same color.
-Cut the single flowers.
-Bring the distress ink on to the tag and cut flowers.
-Play around with the perfect pearl mist.
-When dry ball the flowers.
-Color the leaves on the swirls.
-Glue flowers.
-When the glue is dry add the red stickles to the top flowers
-Add a little gold stickles to the edge of the tag in the corners.
-When dry add the yellow gold to the  center of flower.
-Trace the wedding wish with the glossy.
-When dry add the ribbon bow.

You are done. This is a quick tag to make. The time is in the drying.

 You could add brads to replace  the stickles in the flower centers. But then you would have to cover the back to make it tidy. The world is your oyster with this one. Just have fun.

I hope you had fun again following this tutorial. The next post is my fav. Mean aren't I! 
But it is well worth waiting for.
Till my next post...Happy scrapping
Scrappy hugs, Susan oxoxoxo

Sunday, March 11, 2012

HEARTFELT...Three in a ROW tutorial #1

These three tags I have made using the Heartfelt stamps and dies.
 I have had the flower stamps forever.....I have used them  a few times for my LO's, but this time I played a bit more...and am very happy with the out come. My fav. is the center tag.....I wonder why? I also used Dusty Attic!

What I used to make this tag. 

HCPC 3409-TropicalFloral Swirls set.
HCPC 3407-Botanical Floral 2 Pre Cut set x2
HCPC 3400-Bella Rosebud (To a special couple)
HCPC 3448-Dainty Blooms & Birdies ( the two little birds
Ranger- Distress Inks- Mahogany and Frayed Burlap
             - Perfect pearls Mist -Biscotii
             -Stickles...assorted colors of choice.
TATTERED ANGLES- Glimmer Mist -Olive Vine
Sizzix- Tim Holtz die-TAG & BOOKPLATES  
SPELLBINDERS- Rose creations- "Shapeabilities"
Balling mat and balling tool
Cats eye ink for distressing the edges
Double sided foam tape
                        All the above can be purchased or ordered at

Method of working.
-Stamp the flower spray on the tag.
-Stamp the extra separate flowers.
-Cut flowers
-Colored the edges of the tag and working to the center with  Ranger Distress ink.
-Spray the tag with Ranger- Perfect pearls mist- Biscotii
-Run the cats eye on the edge.
-Using the same ink as above color the flowers darker.
-Cut the stamped flowers out with the coordinating die cuts.
-Using the same ink as above color the flowers darker. Do this after they are cut.
  This will insure, the edges will pick up a darker shade.
-Using a balling mat and balling tool-ball all the cut flowers, so they curl under.
  Using the  balling tool push in the center so they curl u at the ends.
-Glue the balled layers on the stamped flowers
-Cut the small birds.
-Stamp To a Special Couple on a light colored paper.
-Spray the above with Glimmer Mist.
-Cut the ends as seen above.
-Ink bookplate edges with cats eye.
-Now you can glue the bookplate.
-Apply the stickles and glossy on to the book plate....wait to dry.
-Screw up the green Title paper, flatten, then glue in place.
-Glue the small birdies with foam give hight
-Once all glue is dry, add the stickles. This is so the birds will not move while coloring.
  You can color the bookplates now if you wanted to. I do.
   But, you have to be very careful not to  make a big mess!
   So to begin with, go for the long and safe way.
-Color the leaves with glimmer mist, using a fine water color paint brush.Dry
-Trace the swirls and top the leaves with glossy.
-Add a little stikles on the tis of the flowers.
-Yellow Gold stickles in each of the center of the flowers.
-Add a little gold on the edge of the tag and blend with you finger.
-Tie a ribbon to the tag.
 You are now done, I hope you had fun. Depending on what paper color is chosen is to what effect it will turn out. This would look fantastic in white/cream and soft colors. You are limited by your imagination!
A few close ups.

Keep an eye out for #2 and #3 in the next few days.
Have a scrappy day...scrappy hugs,
Susan  oxoxoxo


What ports will I dock in 2012? What will 2012 bring?

The above LO is based on a sketch from "ONCE UPON A SKETCH" earlier this year. I used paper that I used gesso with...a prev. tutorial post.The design paper used is from GLITZ-Laced with Grace. the last of my supply. This was such a wonderful line. The Punches used are from Martha Stewart

 The title was made from the Quickutz dies- Eliza. Cut x6 then,  I used glossy from Ranger for the finishing touch.
 This is such a wonderful photo my friend gave me to use some was the time.
 Just love it! I tore it into three for some thing different. 
DUSTY ATTIC DA0491- Fancy Labels. First painted it  with gesso, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and the edges are traced with GLOSSY from Ranger. I cut them in half and tucked them under the photo. Next time I shall do the journaling last! Or use a better pen.....
 The bird cage is from the Prima cling stamps released last year #551070 and Lacing #551094 see stamping above photo. The birds are finished with the matt glossy from ranger and the Martha Stewart mini beads. Bling is the e-line from Prima...sorry gals this is a discontinued line..I am so disappointed I can not get this any more!
The birds are from a older Prima stamp. Cut x2 worked with matt Glossy from Ranger & 
      Martha Stewart blue mini beads
Heartfelt stamps- HCPC 3406 #1
                           - HCPC 3407 #2 Botanical Florals
                           - HCPC 3405 Leafy Medley,
Spellbinders-Foliage and Rose Creations shapeablities
Derwent pencils are used to make these flowers and leaves.
All the above supplies can be purchased or ordered from

Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Scrappy hugs, Susan


Hi to you all,
Yes once again it has taken me a while to get behind the computer....I was speaking to some one on Friday afternoon. The topic was when was I going to post again???????
The answer- Sunday afternoon was my plan.
I have been busy again... behind the scenes getting WS done and giving them. Getting a heap of LO's done for Michelle at SCRAPDELIGHT. She bought back lots of goodies from the CHA,..these will be posted in her e book on the stores bog. Of course, all the other talented members of the DT will be featured. Well worth checking it out as I have seen them all. It will blow you away!....and to top it off. I was on crutches for a few weeks. Try scrapping with one leg up high when you are a stand up scrapper! I also had my right leg treated for those nasty V......Veins. I think I have have more problems now than before the treatment. So now I can not stand for long with out pain.....Tough at the top!...where there is a will there is a way....and I found it!
 Well thats my excuse this time any way....
and now to get back on track.
This will be a laugh....I have tried my hand at card making! It was not as easy as I thought it would be...there is not as much room to work with. Give me a break, I started out as a double Lay Out Gal.The brain has to be re-programed to think smaller, but give it some time and I shall get it right. One needs smaller dies etc....what a pain I had to go shop again.  What do they say....fake it till you make it......Here goes.

 This is a card I made for a scrap girlfriend that had found her new home. 
That is why the title is "FOUND" We had a scrap day, and I was blown away with where she lives...her little cute house is in the middle of almost no where...
if that is possible here in Holland, on a farm.
 And,she had the cheek to complain that she had not been able to have a scrap room.....
my answer was" you have a scrap house!" Marjo is now living on her own...with her cat...need I say she can scrap when ever and where ever she wants! By the end of the day, she did agree with me. 
In all we had a fun day. I did not get much done for my self, but I  did get to practice on making my flowers for every one and I scored a lot of points on the day.

 I was a big fan of  "Magnolia Stamps" 
I do like them still and have a substantial collection...but don't use them as much as I had hoped to. This time I did. I was happy with the results..for now any way. You can see I colored with "Glimmer Mist" and cut the stamped forms out to make it 3d.
I cut the tag  from the Tim Holtz tag die. Also using the oval name plate on the same die. This is another of his dies that I think is a must have...Love it! 
You guessed it! 
I worked it with Gesso then sprayed it to match the colors used. I also sprayed the back ground with gesso. Handy for this sort of thing, in a spray can form.

I used the MME .....Lost & Found label for the title. 
You will find this on the cut away piece on the bottom of the design paper. Stamped the name plate with a stamp from "UNITY" bitty stamps. Purchased at The cotton tag ribbon is also dipped in the "Glimmer Mist"

Tags to come on my next post.
Scrappy hugs Susan