Attic Inspired Crafter

Passionate about Paper Crafting, Vintage items, DYI and just being creative.Release your creative inhibitions today!

Monday, 23 January 2023

Can't wait for Spring!

Created this lovely layout using a wonderful 49th and Market collection called Curator. Used a sketch from Scrapbook and Cards Spring call out. I can't wait until I get to pull my vintage loving potting Bench together for Summer 2023!

Saturday, 14 January 2023

January 2023 Stick it Down Card Sketch Challenge


With so many new goodies from Santa I ended up using a combination of new and old to create my take on this month's sketch.

To create this mini slimline easel card I used saved backgrounds from some jelly printing sessions, Letter, boarder dies and stamps from my stash, Pink Fresh Celebrate washi tape balloons that I lined on white card stock and cut out with the matching dies. Add some messy stitching with black thread and we have a very unique and cute Birthday card. It all started with the sketch to get the creative juices flowing! Can't wait to see what you create. Please link in your creation to this months challenge board over on Stick It Down.


Monday, 14 November 2022

November Stick it Down Card Challenge

 Hi everyone!

Here is this months take on the Stock it Down card challenge. Please join along and post your creative take.

Full steam ahead for me and Christmas cards for 2022. Using this adorable stamp and die set from Pink & Main plus some scraps of paper.

November Stick it Down Single Page Challenge: Hey Crafty Girl

 This month I used the paper line Hey Crafty Girl from Simple Stories and a photo of me in my beloved craft area. I used the sketch to inspire me to create 5 clusters using the papers and embellishments, along with a few punches for the win. It was a fun layout and really did a great job describing me.



Friday, 14 October 2022

October Stick it Down Single Page Challenge: Momma Love

 Last year mom visited us and I was crafting away so I thought she could use a break from her knitting to paint some wooden tags for me. I think she rather enjoyed herself <3

Paper line and embellishments used were Simple Stories Vintage Weathered Garden Collection. A star stencil from my stash and some distress oxides inks. Of course a little stitching found its way in.




Sunday, 2 October 2022

Halloween card/envelope sets

I am really enjoying getting use out of every scrap of paper these days and creating matching envelopes to go with the cards. I get such fantastic comments from he post masters at the local office when mailing that I can't help think the receiver and postal delivery person will also get enjoyment out of them. It's like receiving 2 cards- an outer and an inner.

These cards can be found either locally at Granny's Antiques and Gifts in Antigonish or on line at Mavenfair. Since there is often only one of each kind, there will be different ones at each location.

Both cards and envelopes are very dimensional, many have gold embossing on them and they are all decorated on both the back and the inside.

Here is a sample of the dimensions:

Products uses: older paper line by Paper Phenomenon called All Hallowseve, Tim Holtz black card stock, stamps, paper dolls, die cuts, gold embossing powder.

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Stick it Down October Card Challenge

 Hi everyone,

I've taken a venture off of the Single Page Team and am now on the Card Team. You will still see a few single page samples up for October and November but then I'll be strictly over on the card side.

I am honored to be this months feature designer for the sketch of the month.


Sketches for me are the catalyst for creative freedom.  Sometimes I will follow the sketch to a "T" but often I will take just one element and create something that doesn't look exactly like the sketch. 

This month's take is where I took one element (the sentiment band) and created something totally different. Love how it turned out! Loads of dimension that can't be seen in a photo.


This is a card AND envelope duo! I used an older line called All Halloweves by Paper Phenomenon. Both started with that sentiment band idea. Along with the paper line I also used a lot of Tim Holtz products (stamps, black card stock and paper dolls) as well as embossing gold powder.


Is is just one of 8 card/envelope sets created using this paper line and like embellishments. Check them all out on another post released soon!