Saturday, June 20, 2009

Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2009

Paper Crafts Magazine are holding the Gallery Idol Competition again this year.
I thought I might as well enter for the fun of it.
The theme for the open call auditions is Birthday Cards.
For more info have a look here.

This is a fun card I made to enter.

It uses Sassafras Lass & Prima papers. An October Afternoon die cut, Cosmo Cricket chip letters & a Heidi Swapp acetate star.

My dear daughter, Chloe, returns from a month long holiday on Tuesday.
As you can probably tell, I've missed her very much & her ability to nudge me to do some creating. She had an awesome time at the Brisbane Scrapbook Convention & has lots of new goodies to show me so.

I hope all is good in your world & thank you for stopping by :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You...

2 Sketches 4 You are currently hosting a very exciting card challenge...The 1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown. There are so many gorgeous cards to see from the DT & fantastic prizes to be won so be sure to check out all the details here.

This is Laura's sketch for week 1.

And this is my card based on the sketch.

I've used the adorable new range, "Ducks in a Row", from October Afternoon.

Bye until next time :)

Extreme Makeover

Hi all, remember me?

Gee it's been ages since I posted anything but I have been really busy with work around the house lately which meant no time for crafting.

Over the long weekend, last week, hubby & I worked very hard to give my craft room an extreme makeover. My room was formally Chloe's bedroom, now I mean no disrepect Chloe, but your fluro bright colour scheme just wasn't really me, LOL.
So we painted for days to change the bright green & yellow walls to a soft, gentle, creamy green colour.
We also laid some new flooring & painted the cupboard, with the shelves in it, white to match the rest of the furniture.
The door frame, door & window sill also got a lick of paint & I'm so thrilled with my new room now that I love spending time in there & can't wait to have lots of fun creating as it is so much more organised now too.

Actually it all started with me buying 2 little shelves to put on the wall. I said to hubby that maybe it would be a good idea to paint the walls first & well it kind of kept going from there. He's banned me from shopping because major projects always seem to happen after I buy something reasonably insignificant. I think he secretly enjoys it though, LOL.
So here are some pics of my new space.

This is my big table, it's actually 2 IKEA desks that hubby has joined together.
I have my sewing machine & Cricut set up on one side or if someone is working with me they can be moved aside. There's lots of room to spread out as I'm a very messy crafter.

In this photo you can see one of the little ol' shelves that caused the chaos.
I had the idea to put up some shelves & hang a rail beneath them. I bought some Clip It Up clips & now I can hang things up where they're much easier to get to without moving a heap of stuff to get to the one I want. This rail has my alpha stickers hanging from them.
The green drawer units hold stickers, diecuts & rub ons.
The cupboard underneath has slide out shelves & I keep my cardstock, in pizza box halves, sorted by colour.

Here is the other shelf. I took all my ribbons that were packaged on cards & have put each set into a zip lock bag & they hang from the rail with the clips.
I have more ribbons in jars beneath, with my Cropper Hopper paper storers next to them.
The wooden drawer unit holds my ink pads, embossing powder, acrylic blocks & glitter.
The corner shelves hold jars of flowers & buttons & some drawer organisers which I have little embellishments & brads in.

I still need to put up a rail to hang my punches from but for now I'm perfectly happy.
I've even made my first card in my new room & will be back later to post that after I take a photo.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely weekend :)