Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Craft Room

Hi everyone.  Sorry to have been a bit quiet - I think that I may have melted in the heat that hit the UK last week!!  Thankfully it has cooled down a little now and so I feel a bit more like doing stuff again!!

This morning I have finally gotten around to uploading my photos that I took ages ago of my finished craft room and I thought that you might like to see it now that it is finished. 

So here goes-

This is the view that greets you as you enter.

Then this as you come around the door.  The island (at the front of the photo) is for me to sit at my laptop.  It has a shelf around the other side which pulls out (under where you sit) to put the laptop on so it is out of the way.

As you go into the room more you can see my bespoke cupboards and fab work top.  (The work tops were left over from when we did the kitchen!!)

This is the room taken from my round table in the window.

And again. This time I was standing the other side of the table. You can see my Grand Calibur and guillotine which live permanently on my worktop.

Behind these purpose built cupboards lurks all my wooden stamps plus some of my papers and cardstock.

As you can see I've kept them all contained in Really Useful boxes and they are all labelled!! How organised am I??

This is a close up of what my handles look like.  The knobs that are on the wardrobe match these as well.  Aren't they pretty!!

Now I know that this looks like a built in wardrobe for clothes and indeed it did use to be!

But now it houses some of my stuff such as my 12x12 papers, cardstock, pens, dies, magazines, etc...

And more boxes behind the third set of doors that you saw containing things like clear stamps, re-inkers, glitter glues, pens, glue, ribbons, etc....

Then lastly behind these doors......

are some more boxes!!  This time containing packing materials, envelopes and odds and ends plus all Mum's quilling stuff.  (She has got the top and bottom shelves in here.  It is surprising just how much stuff she has got!!)

Would you actually believe that I did get rid of a load of my stuff too - lol!!!

Anyway I am now all sorted and it is a real pleasure to be working in there!!

I'll be back soon with a card but meanwhile I must just tell you that The Hobby House are currently having a clearance sale of some of their fabulous self-adhesive pearls.  I bought a whole load a couple of days ago as I just LOVE their embellishments.  So if self-adhesive pearls are your sort of thing you might want to check it out as they are down to just 80p a pack - normally £1.50!!!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Hi everyone.  Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my last post!!

Today I thought I'd share another card I made for The Craft Barn's Extravaganza weekend using another Gorjuss Girl - this time Awashed from the clear stamp set range.  The main card was made from thick acetate.

I made the background paper myself using Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress inkpads along with Perfect Pearl Mists in Mint, Pearl and Turquoise.  Once it had dried I stamped and embossed flourishes (Artemio Arabesque clear stamp set) using Versamark and White Detail embossing powder.

Other products used:
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Memory Box - Flutter Vine
Tim Holtz Alteration On The Edge Die - Scrollwork
Silver and Crystal glitter glue
White Opal liquid pearls
Self-adhesive crystals

Here's a piccie just of the inside panel so you can see how I stamped and embossed the flourishes onto the mermaid panel as well.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00 E01, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E55, E57
Mermaid - YG0000, BG0000, BG01, BG05, BG09
Seashells - RV0000, R81, R85, W1, W3
Sea - BG0000, BG01, BG05, BG10, BG11, BG90, 0
Shading - W1, W3, W5

All products used came from The Craft Barn and talking of The Craft Barn you might like to check out their Facebook site too :)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Free Postage Weekend At The Craft Barn

Hi everyone.  Just a quickie from me this time around to let you know that The Craft Barn are offering free postage  this weekend.  Here are the details -

From 6pm on Thursday (12th) until 9am on Monday (16th) its
free postage on all UK orders
all destinations outside the UK it's free postage on orders over £30.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Dream Time

Good morning peeps!!!  Well what a weekend The Craft Barn's Extravaganza turned out to be!!!  I don't know about anyone else but I am still absolutely shattered!!! So this afternoon I have got a date with the settee to watch Wimbledon on the TV.

My sincere thanks to everyone who stopped by my table at the weekend - it was so lovely to see you all.

Today I thought I'd share one of the cards that I had on display using one of the new Gorjuss Girl cling stamps called The Runaway - so many of you liked this stamp in particular and I must admit that it has now turned out to be one of my favourites too!

Products used:
Artemio/ Arabesque clear stamp set (10001037)
First Editions/Isabelle 6x6 paper pad
Nestabilities - Grand Labels One
Memory Box dies - Petal Party, Honeyblossom Sprig, Lorelai Outline Leaf
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page/Bubble Bath
Black Memento inkpad
Pumice Stone Distress inkpad
Ribbon, self-adhesive pearls
Crystal and Silver glitter glue

All available from The Craft Barn

The image was of course coloured with Copics.
Skin: E000, E00, E02, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E35, E57
Horse: W1, W3, W5, W7
Clothes etc... RV0000, R81, R83, R85, BG90, BG93, BG0000, BG10, BG13
Background and Shading: W1, W3, W5, 0 blender

I hope you like it!!!

I'd like to enter this into a couple of challenges -
Allsorts Week 161 In Bloom Challenge and Sir Stampalots July Challenge/What's Your Crafty Passion - with mine being 'Cute Images, Copics (of course - lol!!!), Memory Box dies, MS punches and bling!!!'