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Saturday, 31 May 2008

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge - Day 6

After a trip to the DIY store I returned home loaded up with primer, undercoat and paint. I also managed to buy 4 rolls of a lovely light green paper on special offer at half price a roll. I do love a bargain :) I finished all the paint work around the room and primed the wardrobe. Thats enough for today I'm off to take the kids swimming and karate.

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge - Day 4/5

Next job, strip the walls. This took me 2 days as there were 3 different wallpapers all laid on top of one another. Finally with an aching back and a blank room, I can start visualising how I want my room to look.

The children helped and so I treated us to a trip to McDonalds the one with the play area, a burger meal followed by an ice cream each. Delicious!!

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge - Day 2 / 3:

I started by emptying out the room as much as poss, trying to find somewhere to store all this stash for the time being is a problem. There's piles on the landing, my bedroom, downstairs and in the garage. After 2 days and about 8 trips to the tip, I've finally emptied the room, except for 1 wardrobe and my desk which are too big to move anywhere and I'm going to have to revamp them anyway. Don't worry only rubbish and old furniture went to the tip, no crafting stash got harmed in the making of this room.

Confessions of a shopaholic crafter

Finally my sons rugby presentation evening, which means no more weekend training and matches, I can start crafting again. Well that was the idea! But when I tried to get into my craft room I realised that although I have not managed to craft much lately, I have still been buying alot of stash. I couldn't reach my table for boxes and bags filled with lovely crafting goodies.

The decision was made, I need to sort out and transform this nightmare of a craft store room into an organised crafting heaven. Well I need to tidy up ALOT, lets not get silly. I've got 2 weeks off work with the children and no holiday planned, so I decided to go the whole hog and redecorate as well. Its only a small room, but money is very tight at the moment (I've spent up on craft stuff, hope hubby doesn't read this) so I need to do it up on the cheap. The carpet will have to stay and I will have to revamp some of the furniture.

Here's my diary: The Craftroom Transformation Challenge.

Day 1: Here are the before photo's. If you have a weak stomach or a nervous disposition look away now.......

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Too busy to craft

I have been so busy lately I've had no chance to make any cards or join in any challenges this week. I did manage to get to the North West HappyStampers spring stamp festival yesterday, I spent a fortune, bought loads of new PB stamps, but not even had chance to play with them yet. All the family have spent the day at an under 10's rugby tournament which my son was playing in today and next Saturday after playing in the morning, he's playing at St Helens Saints ground before the main match. Then thankfully the last game of the season on Sunday. I might finally get chance to try out my new stash. Fingers Crossed.
Goodnight all I'm off to bed Sue x

Sunday, 4 May 2008

More Candy

Check out Artfully Ila's blog she is giving away some lovely candy to celebrate her birthday and also her daughter's blog - Trina's Timeless Treasures for even more great giveaways

My Sweet Sugar Challenge

I decided to use handmade paper instead of patterned for this challenge. I used the same paper and punched out some flowers and mixed these with fabric flowers. Unfortunately the photo does not do this card justice as it doesn't show all the glittery highlights on the stamped image.
I received my sugar nellie stamps this week, they are all sooo nice. I have been stamping and colouring all week but not actually got round to making cards till today.

Blog giveaways

Go checkout Michelle's blog for some purple blog candy and Kitty's blog for some Bella candy. Dont forget Susie's blog for fantastic K & Co candy too. See my Crafty Blog links.

I used some fantasy film on this card and this lovely butterfly stamp I have just bought. The top card I glittered the butterfly image and decoupaged them. I used my new cuttlebug embossing folders in the background on both cards. I am really impressed with the embossing folders, I think I will be using them on lots of cards from now on.
My entries for the papertake challenge. Elegant embossing.

penny black stamp

Thought I might try this in the cute card thursday ' In the Garden' challenge.

I know you dont normally see this in the garden , but my old cat did sleep in my slippers when she was a kitten.

Been playing with my PB stamps today soooo cute

Gina's Blog Candy Card

I made this for my friend at work , she loves chocolate and anything cute. Shhh dont tell her as I haven't give it to her yet.

Thought I would use it to enter Gina's Blog Candy Challenge.

my new blog spot

Though I'd show a couple of cards that I made recently.

A friend at work asked me to make her a couple of cards that she could give, one for a christening and one for a 60th birthday. She was made up with them and gave me a fiver each. First time I have sold any cards, its a great confidence booster.

Willowing Art Lessons

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