Thursday, 21 June 2012

2nd Banner post!

Hi again! when I was packing my banner away I realised I could roll it up and get it all in one photo, so just adding this pic. For a closer look please see previous post which is below.

A banner for my craft room.

Well what a lovely day again!! NOT! I don't know about you but all we have had today is rain. Today I want to show you a banner I have made to go on the wall in my craft room. Now because of the size it is very hard to photograph. So please excuse the pictures, they are also quite dark due to the light being rubbish today. The papers and flowers are more colourful in real life!
The pennants and letters are made from MDF which I purchased at the craft room, Newton Abbot. The papers I used are from the timeless collection by Kaisercraft and I also purchsed them at the same place. I edged the paper with Gathered twigs distress ink.
Here are some closer shots, please excuse all the clutter around the banner, but this was the only place I could really spread the banner out. As you can see the Banner spells out the word CREATE, which is what I hope to be doing in my craft room when i'm in there Mojo permitting!! lol.
Well thats me for now, I hope you like my banner. When I have put it up on my wall I will post more photos. Have a great day
Maria :0) x

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Tool storage

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday break, you can always guarantee it will rain. Today I want to share an altered storage box/basket. I am always looking for things to store my crafting tools in and when I spotted this in a junk shop for a pound I just had to have it. It was looking rather sorry for itself, covered in cobwebs and soil.
Firstly I washed it all down and then sanded it to give it a key to paint it. I painted it cream and added some trims ect. I kept it simple because obviously it has to be practical too.

And here it is finished, I use it to store my paper towels, glue gun and other tools on top of my desk. Not bad for a pound and a bit of TLC!! I also like it because it is different. Hope you like it too.