Saturday, 25 February 2012

My craft room

I finally got my own little sanctuary, my craftroom, 6 foot by 6 foot last February, after our son left home to go to uni and Carrie had his bedroom, leaving the boxroom for me. It will always be a work in progress, but if I wait for it to be perfectly finished and completely organised and tidy, then I'll be waiting a lifetime, as organising doesn't come easily to me, how I wish it did! Here are some photos, that some of you have been asking to see.

My windowsill, to the left of my computer desk, sorry for dark photo .

My computer table and new computer chair, a Christmas presnet from hubby, so comfy! the walls are painted lilac, my favourite colour, so soothing, the carpet is heather.
Far left end of my 5 foot long donated desk, stereo, always have music on - loud! My display wall for swap tags from Docrafts scrapbook forum and some cards from DC friends, and my eclectic storage solution, made up of bargains, donations and recycled gifts. More details in next photos -
Top left my new tiny RUBs, bought with Christmas money, they will go onto floating shelf above desk when hubby gets around to it!

Bottom right, purple storage drawers bought by my sister which store 3D stickers and clear stamps.
Wooden painted drawers which belonged to my late friend Deb, on top of which I store my tiny C& C poly boxes which hold bows and tiny flowers, sorted by colour, as well as a gift box and (on wall) dotee doll from Sue on scrapbook forum, another photo below.
At the back, in the middle of my desk I store my buttons, gems and other tiny embellishments in C & C boxes, Ikea jars and recycled jars including Yankee candle jars, mainly by colour or type of embellishment.
Back left, my A4 papers and card storage, a velvet box which was a Christmas present with a cake in, in front of which are V & A tiny tins, also a Christmas present and my sewing kit on top, & more buttons soeted by size in vertical screw-together tower.

Right, basket bought from asda whcih holds my paper scraps in A5 poly bags sorted by colour, and at the front, my 6" x 6" paper pads.
At far right end of my desk, my 12" x 12" papers and card storage solution. Poly box, 3 pink Dovecraft  upright folders, holding paper/card sorted by colour/design/texture/theme etc. A3 clear folders holding large embellishemtn sheets, unfinished decoupage etc, all kept upright in large RUB.
At back in corner, a corner unit for displaying cards, will go one wall eventually, another job for hubby to do!

First of 2 recycled bedroom wall units, on wall at right angles to my desk, I kept the doors off so I can easily see where everything is.
top left - basket for tags and 3 folders of peel-off stickers
top middle - paper trimmer on top of boxes of donated nesties, diecuts, sorted by shape.
top right - mini tower of drawers holding adhesive stones, pens and scissors'

bottom left - 4 drawers which hold made-up decoupage, words and sentiments and flat images.
bottom right - a recycled Christmas box and another poly box holding card blanks and envelopes, & nest to them, my Big Bite cropodile.
right hand wall unit.
Top left - Tim Holtz distress inks, 2 boxes with inks and embossing powders, basket of oddments, pink craft organiser with decoupage projects inside.
Bottom left - wicker tray with decoupage sheets to cut out. 2 large boxes of ribbon, so far sorted into pastels and brights
bottom right - box of adhesives and boxes of chipboard letters.

Below these storage units are more storage units, not ready to show these yet as they are a long way from being organised.

iI hope you like my tour of my craftroom, this is my sanctuary from all the stresses of life, my own space to craft and create and just to be me, never had my own space before and just love it!

Two Popcorn Bear wedding anniversary cards

I love making anniversary cards for my friends on DoCrafts forum, if you have not added your details to my list (in the stickies on cardmaking forum), please feel free to do so.
this week I made 2 cards using Popcorn Bear components.

Popcorn Bear romance topper and backing paper.
All other elements from stash.
6" scalloped edge card.

                                                  Popcorn Bear decoupage and border.
Dovecraft 'Sugar & Spice' backing paper.
all other elements from my stash.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

First blog for 3 months - 2 tags for a craft swap

I am part of the scrapbooking forum on DC. We have started a monthly themed tag swap, this month I am the host and I chose love as the theme, here are the 2 tags I sent.

For this tag I used Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink on the floral embossed tag base.
I embellished the tag with a dragonfly tag, die-cuts and pearls and stitch-detail ribbon.

For my 2nd tag I used Tim Holtz Milled Lavender, Tattered Rose & Fired  Brick distress inks onto the  butterfly embossed tag base.
I embellished the tag with die-cuts, heart gems, a sentiment and organza ribbon.