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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Crafty vintage storage

Hi all,well have officially finished full time work for the summer holidays and only then need to go in part time for paperwork etc :-)
And now I have my trusty antibiotics for this stupid chest infection hope to unwind and get fighting fit soon.
Anyway went down the town with hubby today to get some fresh air and some crusty rolls and came back with these.....lol



Vintage index card drawers and I even did some haggling on the price!



Oops,still got one bit of wall to paint....lol



Loads of room and going to be putting all my penny blacks in the drawers and space for more...lol
And in the charity shop found this basket for a £1 to store all my special embellishments



So feeling pleased with oneself even if knackered now ....
Anyway been told to rest so that's what I am intending to do so some blog surfing is in order x

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Thank you gifts

Well am posting this late at night as had one of those ideas where had to put in action or wouldn't bother lol
Made these for my staff as a small thank you gift for all their hard work.
Started off as plain pads ( no covers ) and pencils




Then after a bit of embellishing whilst watching Dredd (new film version) and C.S.I this is the finished result and I even made a extra one








Ingredients used - pads and pencils from The Range, papers used on back of big pads, to cover pencils and small pad from Brenda Pinnick scrapbook kit.
Leafy swirl by Creative Expressions stamped on handmade covers (Rymans card) using memento inks ( rosebud & pear tart ) and thank you is a stampin up stamp.
Card is recycled from dog food boxes and shells from somewhere!
Added some beads,heart charm, ribbon and wooden bird to small pad.
Thanks for all your get well wishes, still feeling rough so might go for a check up but it's only two days now til I finish work so might just hang on x
UPDATE - went to doctors and now have antibiotics for chest infection x

Monday, 22 July 2013

Thinking of you

Hi all, been battling with a rotten cold,sore throat and lack of sleep which in this hot weather not conductive to crafting :-(
Anyway it's cooling down here,another storm is predicted for tonight and if last nights one was to go by,this will be a big one!
So my card is now waiting to be sent of to a special lady aka my mum along with a pressie to show we are thinking of her.



Ingredients used - Penny Black ' chitchat' stamp, coloured with promarkers,oval nesties, paper and card from stash. Memory Box ' spring border' die, stamped greeting and a heart clip.
And couldn't resist spending some of my overtime pennies in the Glitterpot sale



Well they are cute........lol
Only 4 more days of work and then I have a week off,hurray and then just part time during the holidays, I can't wait.
Hope it's cooling down where you are x

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Happy birthday Mark

Hi all,well as much as we all love the sun I am finding it too much,especially being stuck in the office most of the time at the moment and its a sauna!
Anyway enjoying being in my craft room at the moment and this is a card I made last night for my brother in law.



Ingredients used - Urban stamp 'shore thing' by Michael Powell. Coloured with my beloved promarkers and mounted onto card and paper from stash. Used sizzex labels 'majestic 2' for the stamped greeting and sentiment from stampin up 'made for you' set. Shells and anchor were also from stash and I just knotted some twine to finish off.
Right I am off to collect hubby from work and sort out tea x

Monday, 15 July 2013

First card in new and improved craft room

Well I couldn't resist,had to dive in there Sunday evening and make a card,just been waiting for the glossy accents on the dial to dry.
Think my angle for taking photo was wonky lol but it looks ok in real life :-)



Ingredients used - Dreamees stamp ( they have no name on packing! ) which I stamped twice and coloured with promarkers then cut out second image.
Labels 8 nesties, buttons from stash,glossy accents ( which take forever to dry ) and the hi came from my new dienamics 'happy hellos' die set.
Am just counting down the days til I finish work a week Friday for the summer holidays x

Sunday, 14 July 2013

My craft room

Well despite being incredibly hot, not enough time and to my hubby's despair I did it! I dismantled the bed in the craft room as decided that my visitors which aren't many can make do when they come to stay lol
Started the marathon move around at 9pm last night, restarted at 6am in the morning and finally finished at 3pm as needed to also sort out the chaos I caused elsewhere lol
WARNING - picture heavy



So this is the bargain desk I bought ( £10 ) and been storing in our bedroom for ages and its now against the wall where the bed was. Shelf unit is a old cutlery drawer from a car boot sale. Distress markers are in the bag



My storage unit for punches, £2 and I painted white



The coloured drawers hold stamps and the unit to the left was rescued from the school skip and holds paper, cards,and other stuff



More stamp storage and buttons in the top pots, unit £4 ( I think ) from a car boot sale and painted white



To the left of my work desk, memento dewdrop inks in the basket,distress ink holder,papers,case holds my dies



White unit rescued from local chemist, metal drawers hold card scraps



Trolley holds 12 x 12 papers and my promarker storage



Unit holds wool and view of my work desk which was also going to be thrown out at the school
Well that's my tour of the craft room finished and now too tired to craft lol x

Thursday, 11 July 2013

A week long card!

Hi all, well I can't believe how long it has taken me to make one simple card! I started this card last Thursday and there it stayed on my desk until today.
It's just so busy at work at the moment preparing for the end of term and new arrivals in September that I have not had time to draw breath.
But anyway pleased to have finished this card so some sense of achievement in the craft area lol




Used my new stamps from the Taunton craft show. Image and greeting is from the stamp set ' Pms and a gun' and the frame set 'Ornamental frames, both by Acid drops & What nots company. Coloured with promarkers, papermania textured card, gems and paper from stash.
Am sure you are all enjoying the lovely weather but have to admit to being glad it was cooler today x

Monday, 1 July 2013

I am going to see Timmie aka Tim Holtz

Am so excited as have booked a workshop with Timmie and I can't wait,it's not til August so need to work out how many sleeps lol



Staff and parents at work must have thought I was mad whooping in the kitchen lol
Going with some lovely buddies from Docrafts and we are all jumping up and down!
Need to start preparing my plan of attack for the day,oops I mean how I am going to get my hands on him with out fainting :-)
Here are the Details of where info is.
Off to calm down now x




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