Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I used the quote that Linda had used on her card "The road to a friends house is never too long" and I borrowed her idea for the little houses too. These are now winging their way to our organiser and hopefully by next week I shall have 12 little pieces of art back.
Third job was a sketch challenge that I found on CPS blog, and I made a card for my Uncle's birthday later in the week.
(digi papers from the shabby princess, chipboard star by making memories, chipboard letters by maya road)
Next up was a card sketch challenge from Di Hickman and this time I finally managed to make a birthday card for my friend Sue - WhoooHoooooooooo she's visiting from New Zealand in a few weeks and I can't wait to see her!
(digi papers from the shabby princess, chipboard letters by maya road, chipboard photograph corners by making memories, staples and ric rac)
(striped paper by making memories, spotty paper from costco paper stack, alphabet stamps by sassafrasslass, buttons by foofala and flower punch by ek success)
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I do have my own crafty room, well I share it with my dad, but at the moment my brother is living in it(it's the small bedroom). So, I have set up shop in the utility room in our house. Luckily for me we had only just finished converting the garage into a big utility room when my brother moved back home. We are busy painting the cupboard fronts at the moment so that's why they look different colours - they are all at different stages of the painting process.
We've got one long bench right down one wall and on this we've got both mine and Dad's computer and two printers and this is where I work. My crafting stash is spread out around the house but I have the necessities and the basics in three sets of drawers from IKEA that sit under the work bench and I have some of my 'can't work without' jars on the bench top. They hold my ric rac, lace, sewing machine threads and chalk ink. All my pencils and pens and small tools and my scissors are in metal pots that sit on either side of my monitor. It's very cosy in here but I can't wait until I can move back into my proper workshop room and I can have everything on hand, when I'm busy working away in here I never know what I'll be sharing the bench with - laundry, wine rack, ironing pile etc.
It can be difficult to get motivated when you have to fetch 4 different boxes of resources from four different rooms of the house before you can even decide what you want to do. I like to get everything out and mooch around it all before deciding what I'm going to make, create, do, alter etc.
I hope you've been across to It's A Creative World blog, if you leave a comment you could win a prize to spend at Papermaze and any scrapbookers and crafters you might want a nosey at the craft rooms that Cath has found to look at.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
edited to add: Jackie - I have the large (purple) and medium (green) punches
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Have to dash, I've been asked to make two Fathers Day cards and a wedding anniversary card.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Yesterday we went on a garden trail in Hexhamshire. We had a lovely day, the weather was warm but cloudy to start with but the sun broke through in the afternoon and was reallt just perfect. As always I took my little camera and found some lovely flowers which we really must have in our own garden. I had to take the photograph of the lupins in front of the turquoise door as I loved the colour of it so much but the owners did give me a few funny looks when I went o inspect it closer (I really wanted to take a photograph of the door but thought I would gets quite a few funny looks!)
Saturday, June 09, 2007
So, job number 3 was to make ten birthday cards for a swap with friends. I've made all 10 the same and I'm really pleased with how they came out. I used Basic Grey paper for the flowers, some little diamonds and machine stitching. I fed my card blanks through the printer before I started and printed the Happy Birthday directly to the card.
There are other items too but I can't share those yet, you'll have to keep checking on the It's A Creative World blog to see them soon. Talking of It's A Creative World, all the comments from this weekend will be put into a draw to win a fabulous kit from Scrapbook Central.