Saturday, 21 June 2014

Daisy & Dandelion

Today is my turn to make an inspirational post over at Bearly Mine Challenges & this month I have chosen to use one of the new sets Black & White Essentials
The stamp is from a Daisy & Dandelion Pickles & Onion set, which is coloured with Prisma pencils. The mount is a Sissix framelet. The heart die is Magnolia So Wrapped Lovely, onto which I have stamped a butterfly from the same set & the sentiment is from a Country Companions Set. Flowers are from Thailand & the pearls bought from Huntingdon Garden & leisure Centre. The little butterfly was bought in Cyprus & lace is from stash.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

More than 3 layers

Divas By Design have a new challenge today & the theme is 3 or more layers & is sponsored by Hobbycutz. As my mojo had completely disappeared after my nightmares of transferring data to my new ipad, this is my card. I used an old wooden stamp , maker unknown & coloured it with Prisma pencils. I then layered 3 pearlised papers up, together with matching ribbons & I think it looks a little like Rene Mackintosh style. Flowers from stash (Thailand) & sentiment from a Daisy & Dandelion set Pickles & Onion.
I hope my inspiration comes back, as I have lots of DT work to finish before i go on holiday at the end of the month.
Entering the following challenges
Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge Favourite Embellishments (has to be flowers)
Addicted To Stamps & More Photo Inspiration
Bunny Zoe's Challenge Layers
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion 3 or more Embellishments
Incy Wincy Designs Funky Colours

Friday, 13 June 2014

Missing In Action

Just in case anyone has missed me, I have had terrible problems with my emails & Ipad. I got the new Ipad Air & hubby has my old Ipad 2, unfortunately to transfer everything across seamlessly did not work!!! I have spent almost a week, reloading music, contacts, you name it & my emails were not working either.
I think I have cracked it now BUT have had to change my email address & cannot get onto one of my design teams at the moment. If anyone from Divas reads this, please get Rebekah or any of you with admin status to send me an invitation, so I can rejoin with the new email addy.
I think my brain is frazzled & I hope to do some crafting this weekend.
Thanks for listening. x

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Getting Old!

Divas By Design have a new challenge today & the theme is Red, White & Blue & is sponsored by Iva Nova Chest.
I have used a stamp by Dimension Fourth called The Wrinklies & coloured it with Distress Inks. Mounted onto a Nestie Labels Eleven & edged with Chipped Sapphire TH Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the same set. The red papers are Papermania I think, but I cannot find the top page to confirm this. The blue one is  Bo Bunny Prairie Chic. Ribbon from stash. Flowers & pearl embellishment, all from Thailand, apart from the flower that matches the paper, this is a Die-namics Daisy Die. The pearls are also Thailand & the little blue jewels are Anitas.
Entering the following challenges
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes with optional embossing
Paper Pretties Its Hip to be Square
Whimsy Stamps Tic Tac Toe ( I used diagonal line Pearls, Die Cut & Ribbon)
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenges Flowers

Monday, 2 June 2014

Craft Room Decorated

A few of you know I recently revamped & redecorated my craft room & some of you asked for pictures, so here goes. I am lucky enough to have always had my own craft room, but it was a tip to be honest, as a lot of craft rooms, stuff everywhere & a mismatch of furniture & I hated it, so it has had a major revamp & here are the pictures. Unfortunately I honestly forgot to take a picture of the old room.

This is the computer side of the room as you walk in, all the units are Ikea & I spent 3 months deciding what would work for me, so I have my main computer with my iTouch on a docking station, so I can have my music playing. Next to that is 9 drawers which are filled with embellishments, flowers & dies etc etc. Next to that is an Expedit bookcase, the black drawers are once again full of craft bits & has allowed us to keep the books we want to keep & got rid of the others that we didnt want.

We then have the other side where I craft.
There is a double desk with drawers where I keep my pencils, glues, embossing powders etc

My work space has loads of room & those little cups on the wall are great for storing things you need to hand, as is the rail, where I store my Hougie Board & DST, ruler & the like.
The wooden storage is my Promarkers. Next to that is another 9 drawer unit, which has all my papers, card, ribbons, inks. My printer is set up as wifi, so sits on top of the drawer unit.
Next to that is a single desk, which houses my Cuttlebug & my sewing machine, which is ready to go once plugged in, so lots of space to sew as well, without having to move much. The little black shelf has things I have made on it to display.
I have kept 2 of the old black units & slotted them underneath the desks, which gives me more storage & they can be moved easily if I am sewing for example. The drawer in that desk houses my punches.

Lastly a new white blind completes the room. I love it & I don't need to keep the door shut. All I can say is good old Ikea!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Strongo The Magnificent

Its the beginning of the month & that means a new challenge starting over at Bearly Mine & this month the theme is ''One For The Boys''.
I chose to use a digital stamp from Just Inklined called Strongo The Magnificent & coloured him with Prisma pencils.
The papers are a new release from Donna at Bearly Mine called Wooden Wonders
The mount has been edged using a Spellbinders Shapeability set called Office Supplies. The stars are ancient & from my stash & the sentiment was made using Dovecraft Alphabet letters & mounted onto another die from the above set. A little twine completes the card.
Entering the following challenges
Dies R Us One for the Boys/Fathers Day
Doodle Pantry Make It Manly
Fairies Challenge Boys
Ladybug Crafts Something for the Boys/and or use Dies