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Friday, August 1, 2014

C'est Magnifique July Sketch Challenge

I'm back today to reveal my last project made with the gorgeous "Beautiful Stories" August kit from C'est Magnifique kits. Everything you see on this layout is from the main kit contents and a bit of the flower add-on. So many amazing pretties to work with this month (as usual :) These were my favourite papers in the kit, plus lace, flowers, chipboard, resins - oh my!

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This is a summer display layout - perfect colors to complement my home decor. I used the Heidi Swap mist in the kit on the papers and also on the Prima garden fairy resins. I adore the "blush" color!

Here is the "oh so pretty" sketch designed by our newest DT member Sarah!

Don't forget to enter your interpretation of this beautiful sketch for a chance to win a fantastic prize! See details on the C'est Magnifique Blog! You have until August 31st to enter.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dusty Attic gift tag and card set

Today I am sharing a wedding gift tag and card set I made using some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard pieces (and some left overs from my C'est Magnifique August kit).  I cut up some sweet pea frame set to embellish the pretty floral papers, priming the chipboard with gesso and then simply inking with chalk inks. The brand new chipboard word tags #1 were sponged with gesso and then sprayed with mist.

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Here is a close-up to show you how the chipboard finishes appear in full sunlight.  A few flowers, pearls and gems and then voila - a pretty wedding set made in half an hour (seriously!).

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

C'est Magnifique August Reveal!

It's time to reveal my projects made with the BEAUTIFUL August kit from C'est Magnifique Kits! The August "Beautiful Stories" kit features KaiserCraft and Manor House Creations papers as well as soooo many amazing embellishments (as always). Here we go... tons to see!

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Up first is a baby photo of my oldest son when he was just over a year old. Everything on this layout is from the main kit and the gorgeous flower add-on. The papers are such a perfect mix of collections!

Up next is a picture taken on my wedding day with my parents. The soft papers were perfect to complement the lush greenery behind us (in the Bahamas :) Again all of the elements on this layout are from the main kit and the gorgeous flower add-on.

I used some scraps from the previous layout to create a French thank you card using main kit contents  and the flower add-on (plus a script stamp and some glitter from my stash).

Here is another card made with main kit contents and the flower add-on. This one features lots of distressing and some fussy cutting - such beautiful papers to work with!

Lastly, a wedding card featuring the Manor House Creations product in the main kit... plus a frame and a little crinkled seam binding from my stash.  The seam binding was originally cream and I tinted it using the gorgeous Heidi Swap spray in the kit. This wedding card was actually inspired by the Manor House Creations wedding card competition.

Now for a peek at the "Beautiful Stories" main kit...

And the awesome flower add-on (that I can't live without)...

I will be back in a few days to reveal my August kit sketch layout - so stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dusty Attic Facebook GIVEAWAY!

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear
Dusty Attic....
Happy Birthday to US!

Thats right Dusty Attic is 
FIVE years old
So to celebrate TODAY we are having a...

All you need to do is leave us 
a birthday message in 
the comments on the DUSTY ATTIC blog
 post TODAY and our Facebook 
page too... to win 
The Facebook page is HERE
(Comments are moderated so they wont show up straight away - but they will later)

so GOOD LUCK xox

Pssttt - The "boss" just told me there is going to be MORE than ONE winner!