Sunday, April 29, 2012


 Trying some thing new! ATC cards using Tim Holtz distress inks UT and dusty attic mini chips and flowers.

 Not bad for the first try.

 I had a lot of should try it too.
Hugs Susan oxoxoxox


Design team work for Scrapdelight and Guest design team for April

DUSTY ATTIC- DA0208 Decorative Frame #2
Paper- MME
Glimmer Mist-
        Olive Vine / /Flower Power / /Pine-cone / /Iridescent Gold
Diamond Dust
Donna Salazar- Fairy dust

The flowers have been purchased at finished with glimmer mist and fairy dust. Some of the MME embellishments.

Close up of this wonderful DUSTY ATTIC chip. Finished with Glimmer Mist. You can also,see I  stamped.....and,.....yes I did distress all the strips of paper. That was a work in it self, but well worth it!

A close up of the roses and that wonderful DUSTY ATTIC chip.

Hope you enjoyed visiting again. Have a scrappy one. Hugs Susan oxoxoxoooo


Dusty Attic Sketch: 

DUSTY ATTIC- DA0666 Bookman ABC set / DA0547 Wrought Iron Trim
Paper- White linen core card stock.
         - Kaiser Craft- Chcrlotte's Dream
Spellbinders-DONNA SALAZAR-
          Mix'd media playtime / Bitty blooms / /Girlie grunge labels.
Cherry Lynn- Mini butterfly's
Magnolia- Ho Dickie's
Memory Box- Gate
Glimmer Mist- Olive Vine / Carol Reef / Wheatfields

Such a sweet, pretty photo of Katelyn. I had two copies of this photo, so I 3'd it.I added the journaling to the right side of the photo, then a DUSTY ATTIC iron trim.

 I have been waiting sooooooooooooo long for these spellbinder dolls. Thank you DONNA SALAZAR for bringing them out for us to play with. We are all still, little girls at heart.....

The puzzle and one of the Cherry Lynn butterfly's

 The Magnolia die cuts, flowers and butterflies

The letters ' at' are, the DUSTY ATTIC Bookman abc's touched up with gesso and Glimmer Mist
The letters PLAY are from the DONNA SALAZAR die MIX'd Media Play Time.

I used the neg. from the Bookman ABC's letter plate. I first used it as a mask for another project them sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. Another look at those paper dolls.

 The journaling.

All these gorgeous flowers or 'blooms'.
Finished with gesso to give the white washed romantic! The leaves sand u nicely. The core paper is fantastic for this romantic vintage look.

Another few close ups of the flowers. 
The die set has three sizes of flowers. Just great for the flower junkies like me! They also have the leaves in the set...and they can be embossed. Great for the core paper.

The Memory Makers GATE. These dies are so fine..LOVE them! 
They can add interesting details to any LO with out taking it over. A new item at SCRAPDELIGHT
I might add, as usual all items can b purchased at Scrapdelight

 Another quiz at the LO before signing off.

Well thats the sketch for the DUSTY ATTIC APRIL SKETCH 2012.
My DTG for APRIL is coming to a end. One really positive thing about it is....I have really pulled finger out and done a lot of posting this month.....sorry I can not do this every month, my DH will not be very happy with the scrapping world, and I also have a lot going on in my life other than my post. Funny that?
Hopefully I can get some ATC's I am working on up stairs in my LAB. Just got to get some DA and flowers on to them....So far I am excited about them.
Scrappy hugs and have a good one   .....   Love Susan
A big Hi to my DAD...who will be checking out my blog.


The photo used in this LO is of, mother and daughter, Tiffany and Katelyn living in Canada.
DUSTY ATTIC- DA0369 Dove / DA0554 Photo corners
Paper- MME- Miss Caroline, fiddle sticks / story.
Embellishments- MME to match the above.
TIM HOLTZ- Ranger- Distress ink- Scattered Straw
                      -Sizzix- Rosette die strips (both sizes)
Glass flowers, found in at the Action.

 Details of distressing and stitching.
 The glass flowers.
 Twine wrapped around the DUSTY ATTIC Photo Corners. The DUSTY ATTIC is left naked.
 The mini mini butterfly's
 Just love those glass flowers. Prima and Magnolia brings them out too
 Pearls from the embellishments- MME
 DUSTY ATTIC Dove wrapped with the MME twine and the other half of the pearls.
More details of the layering in the LO.

Thats it for this post. This LO was so much fun can see I came out of my box a bit. Michelle, the owner of Scrapdelight store,  even commented"I did not know you could scrap like this." But she added..."I see you here" she was pointing at the stitching and tearing....So I can not hide..... 
My next post is true to my self as regards to hear what you think.
Scrappy hugs Susan oxxoxooooo


I was showing Debbie this new paper, of course shearing with her all the new goodies that came from the CHA a while ago. Debbie had the perfect photo for the I did not have to search for a match
......needless to say,I was a happy camper...

 Products used:-
DUSTY ATTIC- DA0551- Postage stamps 
Paper- MME- Miss Caroline- fiddle sticks / love
Embellishments- brads and twine etc-MME
Crafters workshop Mask-  Wood 12"x12"
TIM HOLTZ dies- Tag and bookplates / File tabs and tag  / Staple gun / Glossy
Tattered Angel- Chalk-mint and chocolate chip

 You can see the wood pise used as a backing for the title. The Dusty Attic post stamp frame is tucked under, then attached with the staple gun. Those mini staples are perfect!
The back ground paper have been worked with gesso and chalk, with the use of the wood mask.

 A close up of the twine used to attach the tags. See those cut little staples again.

 See how Justin has been stamped and framed! Makes him pop even more!

 I could not decide witch close ups to I used them all.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit this time.
Don't forget all can be purchased or ordered at 
Come is well worth it!
Scrappy love, Susan oxxooxxoo


The Photo, DEBBIE, when she was a little wee thing....we all once where.....

DUSTY ATTIC-DA0567 Mini Frames
MME-Be Happy
Glimmer Mist- Iridescent Gold/Lemon Zest/Caramel Apple/Olive Vine
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Embossing folder/glossy/crackle paint/stickles
MF- Flower edges
Prima- Bird/Flowers
Crafters Workshop-Chicken wire
Martha Stewart- Edge punches
Gesso and ink
 You can see the DUSTY ATTIC mini frames. Worked with crackle paint, then with stickles.
The leaves are hand made from clay then sprayed with glimmer mist. The little flying bees are from a punch I picked some where.Layered and once again, stickled. So cute.

 MF flower edges, also finished with glimmer mist and stickles. The same as the Prima bird.

 The Craters Workshop chicken wire mask has been used as a stamp. You can now purchase two Variations of this . The positive and neg. I only had one at the time. 
DON"T do this at is not healthy for your mask. Thank goodness I could get another one. I washed The first  too hot and it sort of went wonky! A learning moment....won't do that again! If you look closely you can also see a bit of masking with gesso.

The close up of the title and all those yummy Prima flowers.....making room for the new ones.....
Don't forget the products used can be purchased or ordered at
Scrapdelight is the only store that I know of here in Holland that sells DUSTY ATTIC

Thats it for this a few more to post see you in my next post.
Scrappy hugs Susan.   oxoxoxoo

Friday, April 27, 2012

"NEWS FLASH".... A Work Shop

Hi every one. This is a news flash for all those living here in Holland.
 I have been booked in for a WS at 
19th May. 
Here is a sneak preview, It started simple but just kept on growing....but all those that have done a WS with me before know. this is not unusual for me.
If you decide to join me for a fun day, register with Michelle and she will ensure you get a mail with all the must bring....don't for get your pinnies (aprons) as you ,
WILL,be getting grubby.
This is a 40x40 canvas that you can hang on the wall.

I shall be posting this again next week as a reminder.
See you at my next post....I have to go upstairs to the LAB and do the Dusty Attic monthly sketch. That is if I want it done and photoed before the end of the month....only got 3 more days before the end of a wonderful month of being featured at DUSTY ATTIC. 
Time sure has flown!
Scrappy hugs Susan oxoxxooxooxxo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


DT work for Scrapdelight and GDT for DUSTY ATTIC

Papers used-
                G45 / Elusive Wings.
                DA0471 Elegant Swirl
Tim Holtz die cuts
                Tattered Pine cone
                Dressed Doily
Ranger Perfect Pearls-
                Blue Smoke
Ranger distress inks-
                Broken China
                Tea die
Glimmer Mist-
                Iridescent Gold

 The photo is of Damiaan when he was so small and oh so cute. Details of the fussy cut work, this is from the paper it self. Such a wonderful paper line....a must have! You can also see the distressing on the doily with the distress ink. Broken China. You can also see the pine cone flowers made with the back side of the paper.

 This wonderful DUSTY ATTIC piece is worked with Broken China, with out my normal first giving it a coat of gesso. This look did not need it
 The title of the paper it self was perfect for the photo. I popped it with stickles.
I felt that was all it needed.

More details of the fussy cut work. Finished with stickles. For all the Dutch scrappies, you can view this in Real Life at Scrapdelight.
 All products can be purchased or ordered at
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a scrappy one, until next time scrappy hugs from me to you.
Susan oxoxo

Monday, April 23, 2012


Another LO I did for the SCRAPDELIGHT DT e-book
The photo is of our two boys, Whiskey and Nino.Fleur, Frans youngest daughter ( she now has two four legged boys of her own.)was always spoiling them. So she was always their greatest friend......still is.
 PN. Fleur was the one that helped me find Whiskey....the sh sh sh...

 Products used:
Paper- MME- Follow your heart
Embellishments -MME-Be happy
Stamps- MME
Crafters-workshop mask-
Modeling Cream -Viva 701 and a Iridescent  modeling clay

Surprisingly, this is a simple LO , for my normal designs. 
But it goes to show, simple is also good, and verity is the spice of life!            
 I hope you enjoyed viewing this post, wishing you all a scrappy day
Catch you later....Susan oxoxo