Friday 1 December 2023

DECEMBER 2023 NEW RELEASE - Everything Grinch



It is our amazing retreat month with only two weeks to go until "Grinch 2023 retreat" starts with a gorgeous bunch of ladies. 

It is only fitting that we have a NEW RELEASE and it is SPECTACULAR from frames to ornaments, wreaths, alphabets, numbers, corner pieces and more of  Grinch, Max his dog and Cindy Lou Who! 

Have a look on the Online store HERE where they are all these and many more are ready to order.




Did you see the cute little Sleigh that Jen Burns created the other day with one of the NEW MDF range? 



Thursday 30 November 2023

Joy to the World - Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to the blog today. 

My November design team layout features beautiful Dusty Attic Christmas chipboard pieces.  

This layout features my granddaughter Mila.

I love using Wordpl@y on my layouts.  They are one of my favourite additions to a layout.

All the chippies were first primed with a layer of white acrylic paint and then painted with Americana Acrylic paint.

The stars were painted with Tuscan Red, Green Lagoon, and Sour Apple.  Once dry I covered them with glossy accents and sprinkled them with Ranger Stickles Fine Glitter in Christmas Red and Star Dust.

The title was painted with Tuscan Red and the mini captions with Green Lagoon then I dry brushed the edges with white acrylic paint.

What a cute Gnome and so much fun to paint!  I painted the hat with Tuscan Red and the shirt with Green Lagoon.  For the dungaree, I used a Posca Pen in Light Green. I painted the little nose with Dusty Rose and the edges of the white beard were dry-brushed with Slate Grey. 

I painted the Christmas trees with Tuscan Red, Sour Apple, and Green Lagoon.  For the dots on the Gnome's hat and the Christmas trees, I used a white Posca Pen. 

I lightly painted the holly with Festive Green and Hauser Light Green making sure I didn't cover the veins of the hollies.  The edges were dry brushed with white acrylic paint. The berries were painted with Tuscan Red. Once dry I covered them with glossy accents and sprinkled them with Ranger Stickles Fine Glitter in Christmas Red.

These Christmas Berries and the Holly Wreath were treated in the same manner as the red stars and the hollies.

The final touches to this layout included pearls, glitter, and splatters with diluted white gesso.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog today. Visit the Dusty Attic online shop for more amazing chipboard designs.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday 29 November 2023

MDF Sleigh - Jen Burns


Hello everyone and welcome to the blog today where I have constructed the NEW MDF Sleigh (Small) that holds a wonderful Christmas pudding smelling candle for a display.

I also have a quick video tutorial to share

HERE on Youtube

First you need to cut the pieces out of the MDF sheet carefully. 
I have then labelled the "inside" of my pieces as I only wanted to cover with paper on the outside. 

I have then used liquid glue to adhere the outside pieces to the paper.

I then spray painted all of the inside pieces with Silver spray paint. When it was all dry I used my craft knife to cut around the paper for the shape and sanded all of the edges then used Gathered Twigs Distress ink around all of the edges.

The Baubles and Branch & Berries I have spray painted with white on BOTH side of the chipboard.

I have then used florist foam to put in the bottom of the sleigh and calved out a circle for the candle to sit into. I then added my Poinsettias and Christmas Baubles. The Berries I have painted with Gold on both sides and then added them to the arrangement. 

Dusty Attic Products Used

MDF Sleigh Small DA3659

Branch & Berries #2 DA3305

Baubles #4 DA1420

Plus some fake Poinsettias and a Christmas smelling candle all ready for display.

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Christmas Snow Globe - Deb Stephens

It's coming! One of my favourite times of the year is Christmas, because of decorations. The trees are already up in the shops and windows are being dressed with Christmas Cheer.

This little Christmassy ornament features some new Dusty Attic chipboard Mini Houses and DA0652 Mini Christmas Trees. 

These gorgeous little houses were painted and then assembled with glue. I then  painted some DA1696 mini icicles and glued them onto the edge of the roof. grit paste and shimmer were then applied to make things sparkle!

DA0652 Mini Christmas trees were painted and dried. A glass mini hanging terrarium was glued to a wood slice base . When that dried, I cut a chipboard circle to be inserted into the base of the glass terrarium. slits were cut into this piece so the mini trees could be glued in to stand up. 

I sprayed adhesive onto the backs of the glass and put in some fake snow and glitter and then rolled it around until it stuck to the glass and some of the houses. 

This was such a fun and easy project to make, you could make it and give it as a gift, or personalize it and keep it for yourself. I hope this inspires you to get crafty this festive season. 


Monday 27 November 2023

Christmas Tins - Anat Weksler

 Hello lovlies!

Here I am again, already with Christmas inspiration, using gorgeous Dusty Attic's chipboard.

I love this small metal tins and keep altering them, this time it is a set of tins for Christmas. Yes I'm already in a Christmas mood LOL.

The chipboards were colored with Lindy's Sprays and rubbed with metalic wax.

Hope you like it!

Here are the chippies used in my project:

Holiday spray

Christmas berries #1

Holly #2-2pk


Card sentiments#1

Thanks for stopping by!