My Little Craft Room

May 6th, 2010

Hello Crafters!!!!

I thought id show you my craft room. Its only small but i like it, because its manageable. (It used to be my husbands office, lol. Which i don’t think he is too happy about! lol).

Storage for Card & Paper For Crafting

A4 Folders For Storing Card And Paper

I try to keep it organised, it helps to know where everything is especially when i have loads of cards to make.

This add on unit for my desk from Ikea, not sure if they still sell it though. Its really handy for storing my crafting stuff, it also has adjustable shelves in the middle which is handy for storing my A4 ring binders on the bottom and ribbon, brads and other stuff on top shelves.

Storage tip
I keep my coloured/ patterned card and paper in A4 ring binders. Arranged in coloured sections, this way i can keep offcuts of the same card or paper together in same sleeves. I never throw anything away because i think its a waste….. and these small bit of paper come in use sometimes! I used to have a small box of offcuts but i found it time-consuming sifting through bits of paper. By keeping the card/paper in the folders helps tremendously especially matching up with pretty pattern paper and ribbons etc. On the spine of the A4 folders i have a few pieces of card/paper swatches so i know straight away whats in each folder!

Storage For Card and Paper

A4 Folders For Storing Card And Paper

I only put 1 or 2 sheets of card in the folders and any extra sheets i keep in a box. Its helps to make the folder lighter to hold.

Storage for Card & Paper For Crafting

A4 Folders For Storing Card And Paper

Some little accessories that i have dangling around my room !

Novelty animal Bells

Frog and Cow Bell Hanging From Desk Lamp

Hanging Novelty Frog and Monkey Bel

Monkey and Frog Bell Hanging From Other Desk lamp

Hope u guys like my lil Craft room, if you have any tips and suggestions on keeping my craft bits organised and looking pretty, please do share them! x x x

Happy Birthday Card with Oriental Hearts

April 12th, 2010

Oriental Theme

Happy Birthday With Oriental Theme.

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm square.

You Will Need:
- Black card for card base 14.7 x 14.7 cm square
- Black funky foam 8.1 x 11.1 cm, cerise paper 8.1 x 11.1 cm, torquise paper 7.1 x 9.4 cm
- Happy Birthday stamp plus black ink, white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm, cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm
- A piece of floral paper 3.8 x 14.7 cm
- 3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm, 3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm
- Cerise brad
From Meiflower
- Oriental Fabric Hearts

Oriental Themed Birthday Card

Close Up Of Oriental Heart

- Kimono Stickers

Novelty Stickers For Card Making, Kids

Close Up Of Kimono Sticker

- Oriental Red Cord
Daisy Sequin Flowers
- 6 Petal Flower Sequin

Method:
- Stick the 8.1 x 11.1 cm cerise paper on to the black funky foam. Stick the torquise 7.1 x 9.4 cm piece of paper on top of the cerise paper as shown.

-  Layer  1 Daisy Sequin Flower onto a 6 Petal Flower Sequin and attach to cerise and torquise piece from above with cerise brad. Stick onto the black base card.

Layered Sequin Flower Attached To Card With A Brad

Close Up Of Layered Sequin Flower And Oriental String

- Stick 2 Oriental Hearts onto the torquise paper, stagger them.

-  Cut a piece of Oriental Red Cord appoximately 15cm.  From the middle of the cord, tie around the sequin flowers. Tie the ends of the red cord into the holes of the oriental hearts. Cut excess string off.

- Matt and layer white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm with the cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm. Stamp Happy Birthday onto the strip. Stick onto black base card.

- Stick floral strip left hand side of black base card.

- Matt and layer  3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm with the  3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm. Select 3 large Kimonos to stick in the middle of the 3 pearlescent rectangles. Stick onto the floral piece, evenly spaced out.

Leigh Craft Show

March 8th, 2010

Did the Papercrafts show in Leigh sports centre thought i would post a picture.

I go to a small crafting group that i go to on Monday nights in Boothstown near to where i live will. The craft group is a nice little get together where we do more socializing than card making !

Some ladies from the group turned up to the local show.

Meiflower craft show customers

Leigh Craft Show

This is a pic from Saturday at the Leigh Craft Show. That’s me on the left with Pat (centre) and Brenda. They are some of my friends from the Monday night Craft group.