Monday, 23 January 2012

Here is a simple card I made last week using a stamp from a set I got free on the front of a magazine (sorry I can't remember which one). I used some paper from my scraps draw to make a strip across my card and with the little bit I had leftover I paper pieced the jumper to match. The image has been coloured in using Pro Markers.
I then cut a white piece of card with my nestabilities Decorative circle die and stuck it to the front of the card. I then mounted the mouse image to the card using 3D foam pads.

The birthday sentiment on the bottom of the card is from My Favourite things. Hope you like it. Have a good day

Maria x

Friday, 13 January 2012

More Storage

Here is another wall of my craftroom. This is where I store some of my most used tools. The baskets and rails are from Ikea and I use them for storing some of my sprays and stains and also my heat tools and punches.I find this storage idea really handy and you can see where everything is and it is all to hand. Hope you like it.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Finally a card!

And finally here is the card that made all the mess lol, I have made this card well in advance for my friends daughter's birthday in May. She is going to be 1. I am going to add a number and a greeting when I can decide where they are going. The banner at the top of the card spells her name, this is mounted on pop dots to make it stand away from the card as is the little girl sitting in her bed. I have paper pieced the image with several different papers. This is one of my favourite techniques.

And here is a closer look. I hope you like this card. I know it is very pink, but having 2 boys I don't get to have much pink stuff in the house! Enjoy what is left of your weekend.

Maria x

Ink pad storage

Here is how I stote all my ink pads, tools and some pens and brushes. The ink pad rack was purchased from Storage solutions. The shelves are removable. The pots and rails are from IKEA and these are great for storing pens and things that you can just reach for whilst you sitting crafting at your desk.

Another view

Hope you are all having a good weekend

Maria x

Order has been restored!!

Well the mess has gone and my craft room is I store some of my things, but blogger will only let me upload photos 2 at a time for some reason so the card I made and some other pics will have to go in seperate posts.Here is my desk where I do all of my crafting. I have a large cutting mat that cover the whole desk to protect it and then a small one on top to work on.

And here is a view of my Expedit unit that I got from IKEA. My craft room is quite hard to photograph due to the size and layout but I will add more photos in another post straight after this one. Will be straight back with another post.


Maria x

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Oh dear!!

Well long time no blog! I have been neglecting my little blog of late, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. Tonight I spent an hour or so in my craft room making a card and look what happened! lol. Why can't us crafters seem to be able to craft in a tidy manner? This mess took less than a hour to make and was created by making one card....yes ONE card. You can also guarantee that firstly it's not going to be as much fun packing it all away and secondly it's going to take longer to pack away than it did to make the mess in the first place.I hope i'm not the only one that makes this kind of mess lol. I will be back tomorrow to show the card I made. The lighting is not that great to take a good picture of it at the moment. Mainly due to the fact that it is nearly midnight lol. So it is off to bed for me and will be back in the morning.

Good night

Maria x