Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Happy Birthday Cutie pie

Hi everyone....another post! I am trying hard to post something at least once a week now as I have neglected my blog a lot over the last 12 months or so. For todays card I used the Sweet cherry pie stamp from The Greetings Farm. I love these stamps and they are great to colour with your Promarkers or copics.Stamp; Sweet Cherry Pie
Flowers are Gardenias from IAM roses
Paper Basic Grey
The wording was printed out on my computer and then punched out from my stampin up word window punch from Jules
Below is a close up view.
Hope everyone is having a good week. I have had a few days off this week and I am back to work tomorrow for this months mini album class. Will post pictures of my album after the class tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by
Maria x

Monday, 24 January 2011

Treat box and matching card

Afternoon everyone, hope you had a great weekend. Mine was busy but enjoyable wth a little bit of crafting whenever I could grap a bit of time. This is one of the projects I made at the weekend, I had seen some little treat boxes like this on the internet that had been made with a sizzix XL die and as I don't have the die I decided to make my own template and make it a little bigger and a slightly different shape.

I must admit I am really pleased with how it turned out. I have also made a matching card. I made this one for a birthday but it would make an excellent gift for Valentines or Easter.

Over the weekend I also got chance to make some other projects so I will be back later today with another post!


Maria x

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A couple more photos

Here are two more photos of my new craft room. The first is of the rails on which I keep my punches ect. Just like the rest of the furniture these are from Ikea and if you are looking for something like this they are called Bygel rails. I have a few more to put up yet, but I am waiting to see how the room works before deciding where they will go.The second pic is of my ink pad storage rack. I find this rack so handy because you can see all your ink pads and they are always to hand. Click Here to see their website. This rack doesn't have to hung on a wall it will also stand on its own too.

Underneath I have another Bygel rail from Ikea, the pots that go on it are also Ikea. These hold my craft knives, pens, ball tools, sanding blocks and many other things. I have had time to work in my little room today and have made three cards. It's so much easier to work in now it is all organised.
Hope everyone is having a good week
Maria x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Room is finished! thank you Hubby x

Ok so here is my finished room, I can safely say I am never going to do this room again and it was more stress than moving house! I have realised how much stuff I actually have especially 12 x 12 paper lol.
The good thing is that it is finished and I am pleased I done it (Well hubby done it!) though I did help with stripping wallpaper.
All of my new furniture is from Ikea and the pigeon hole units are Ikea Expedit units which in my opinion are fabulous.

As blogger is playing up it will only let me upload three photos at a time for some reason, I will post more pics tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a good week. Will be back tomorrow to show my first card made in my new room.
Maria x

Friday, 14 January 2011

Tuesday's pics

Ok so this is how the room looked on Monday once everything had been taken out and I began to strip the wallpaper off the walls. Then on Tuesday my lovely hubby fitted the new windows and since then the walls have been replastered and painted. I will show those pictures tomorrow as I want to take them in daylight.
Tomorrow the carpet is being put down and then we can start building the new furniture, so exciting!

Well will upload more photos tomorrow. So goodnight and hope you all have a good weekend.

Monday, 10 January 2011

New year...New craft room

Hi everyone and a happy new year. This post is about my long awaited craftroom make over.
Now I really don't like clutter around the house but there has always been a different rule for my craft room as you can see! After years of crafting and also Craft shopping (Shhh!) my room has finally become a cluttered disorganised mess. This room used to be my kitchen before we had our extention, hence the backdoor at the back of the picture. So Finally we took the plunge and decided to take the old door out and block it up and then add a window. The walls are to be replastered and some decorating and organising is desperatley needed as you can see in the pictures below.

For my job I have to prep my classes in here which was becoming an impossible task.

I forgot to take a picture before I started clearing it out but this is it not long after I started!

Will post some more pics tomorrow to show you the progress we have made. Hope you have all had a great day and have a fabulous weekend.