Thursday, 31 July 2008

Challenge 7 - Down on the Farm

I came across a new challenge blog (well new to me) the other day called Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

I have just become the proud owner of a few Penny Black stamps and thought i would give it ago (any excuse to ink up new

Stamp - Penny Black
Papers - Basicgrey Archaic
Rub-ons - doodlebug
Ribbon - making memories
Buttons - Rusty Pickle (i think)

My New Craft Room

Well i've shown you my new blog so i thought next i would show you my new craft room. It's only a corner in my bedroom but i think i have done the best i can with the space i had and to suit my needs.

This is a picture of the whole space. It doesn't look much but you should have seen the amount of space i used to work in. This is like crafting in Paradise compared to

This is how I've decided to store my un-mounted stamps. They are clear 12x12 boxes which are 1" wide allowing me to use top and bottom to stick my stamps on. Wooden stamps are kept in the thinner satchels top right hand side of the desk.
I have these embellishment satchels all in the right hand bottom side of the desk. They are great for sorting all my little bits in.I keep all my 12x12 paper collections in the top half. In the lower half i have 1 draw full of christmas papers etc, one draw for punches and the other 2 have tools in them such as my encaustic art stuff (which i never use!!).

I love these shelves and they were a real bargain from Ikea. The shelves were only £5.99 each (they were originally 6" longer but i wanted them cut down a bit) and the brackets were £9.50 a pair. I put these up myself and my boyfriend laughed as although i done a good job (they are actually level !!) i used 6" screws - he says if the house falls down my shelves would still be I did use the large screws on purpose as we all know how heavy lots of paper can be , plus i wanted to put all my big tools on there (just maybe i didn't need them as big as i
Loving these rails from Ikea. The large one was £1.99 and the smaller was £1.49. Cups were 49p (bargain or what!!) and the racks ranged from 99p to £1.99. It is so easy to craft now i have everything to hand.
I'm loving my new space and i have even noticed a difference in the quality of my cards and i have alot more inspiration now. Everyone NEEDS a designated craft space it really helps the mojo!! Don't know what i done without mine!!

Bye for now. x

Wednesday, 30 July 2008


To my new blog. I'm not new to blogging but fancied a change.

I became a bit slack with both crafting and my other blog and wasn't happy with the way looked. As i want to get back into blogging (if nothing else it motivates me to craft) i thought seen as i've had a new craft room (well a part of my bedroom) i'd have a new blog to go with it. Fresh start all

I have been making a couple of cards tonight so i will post those tomorrow and also show you my new craft space.

Bye for now. x