Thursday 30 October 2008

Happy Halloween!

Here is my entry for One Powerful Hour this week - plus a spooky picture I took a few months ago at night.. Happy Halloween all.

Thursday 23 October 2008

12 days of Christmas

Yes, Christmas is coming - scary or what. I made this for a 12 days of Christmas Bauble swap being hosted by Linda on Zuzu's forum. This represents 9 ladies dancing and there are 9 gems for 9 ladies - 8 small ones and one large teardrop one.

Saturday 11 October 2008

My Craft Room

Welcome to my craft room. This was my small bedroom and junk room for the longest time. I have been planning to convert it for two years and now it is done. I always get so messy in my crafting so the intention was to have a craft room where I can hide away the mess.

The colour theme was lilac, white and silver with a touch of black. The A R T letters were plain wood which I bought from eBay and painted. the over the door rack was also from eBay and the silver buckets I got from a craft store.

The canvas and wood shelving was from Argos (again I can drop the canvas front to hide this if it gets messy). On the second shelf are all my unmounted stamps. I store them in video cases and the spines are labelled with images on the sides so I can easily find what I am looking for.

My BEAUTIFUL new craft desk! This was my big treat within my budget for this room. It is from Storage 4 Crafts and I love it. The rack on top is from Lakeland to give me extra space. To the left is my day light lamp and to the right is a picture holder to match the butterflies.

I love the drawers - it may help to keep me organised.

The right side of my desk has my 12 x 12 paper rack and the stacked black storage units have more ink pads, embossing powders and my heat gun.

The left hand side of my desk has another shelving unit on wheels full of "stuff"

This is the shelving above my craft desk. The two butterflies on the wall are from eBay - they are memo holders so will eventually hold more art and notes. The art doll sat on the bottom shelf watches to make sure I create good stuff - thanks to Joanne for making this for me. Her name is Abby (after NCIS Abby) :)

The dog also approves of the craft room - especially as she has her own Chaise Lounge that matches the rug and is under the desk. They like to snuggle next to the radiator :)

Just another view.

This was an old grubby brown wardrobe. I was going to get rid of it but my sister gave me the idea of keeping it and painting it. So I painted it with a soft lilac and added the flourishes. I painted the inside too!

So inside the "wardrobe is yet more storage boxes! I wasn't quite sure what to do with the rail then hit on the idea of buying some oversized jump rings and looped them on - so I can hang up some of my art and items received in swaps etc - this will look great when full of creative works.

This is my computer desk - the boxes to the left house all my completed cards - they are actually comic storage boxes from eBay. The clock I altered myself and the top shelf has my Tim Holtz products in pride of place.

The bottom section of my computer table was perfect for storing all my embelishments.

I chose this room because it is a suntrap and has a great view. I put a crystal in the window so when the sun shines the room is full of rainbows. The wooden drawers and boxes have all my wood mounted stamps in it and the blue Lock n Lock stack has all my painting supplies.

So there it is :)

Wednesday 8 October 2008

It's Finished!

It’s Finished!

I am pleased to say my craft room is finally finished and ready to move into. My craft desk and new rug were delivered on Saturday but the decorator let me down for the 5th time! Luckily a friend of mine came to my rescue and Saturday and Sunday afternoon we finished the decorating - yay! Thanks Paul!!! Then on Monday he put up the shelving and we assembled the desk and it all looks stunning.

It is just a matter of moving all my craft stash in now – but that may take some time :)

So here is a sneak peak…