Sunday, 22 November 2015

My New Creative Craft Area

Hi Everyone,

Well what a busy week making lots of cards Personal Impressions and the lovely Linda who will make her debut on The Craft Channel this week with some fabulous stamps.

As well as all this I have had my craft area refurbished and can't tell you how happy I am with it. Take a envious are you?

I am still waiting for the drawer unit to be delivered. Have to say I am not impressed with the company I bought the units from as the drawers they delivered look like they are a return due to a fault so they palmed them off on me.

Moan over and back to the new area. I have bought matching boxes from Ikea and labelled everything so all my stash is at arms length. The test now is keeping it tidy. My son and husband are taking bets so I will have to prove them wrong.

Before finishing this I dropped my grandsons off at 08;30 and then went to my Mother in Laws to decorate her living room. Eight hours later I am exhausted so once I have published this post I will be putting my feet up waiting for Homeland to start and then off to the land of nod as I am in work at 7 in the morning.

So that's me I would love to hear what you think of my craft area.

Take care

Gill xx

Thursday, 12 November 2015

My Craft Area

Hi Everyone,

I have had a lovely few days away with my husband, Paul in the Last Drop Village and even managed to get most of our Christmas shopping done. Now I am home to the upheaval of updating my craft area so I thought I would share with you what it looks like now. Of course as soon as it is all done and gorgeous I will post some pics to make you all jealous!

Rather than be cut off in the spare room I have set up under the stairs in our living room. It is a great little area but looks a tip most of the time so I am having some lovely cupboards put in with a large L shaped working area and shelving above. I am going to treat myself to stacks of matching storage boxes so it all looks lovely and tidy. (I am taking bets on how long it will look tidy for)

I also want to share something I love making nearly as much as cards and I have had the pleasure of making two in the past week.

Nappy Cakes, I think these are lovely presents for the new baby. As well as nappies they have a full layette, burp cloths, blanket and toys.

That's me for tonight folks, off to start the mammoth sort out....wish me luck

Take care

Gill xxxx

Saturday, 7 November 2015

New Home

Hi Everyone,

Just dropping in to share a New Home card with you tonight before Linda Simpson from Personal Impressions arrives with her lovey husband Rick for a meal and a good old catch up. If you haven't seen the Personal Impression blog pop over you will see more from me and the lovely design team.

So this is a card I made for a friend who has just moved in to her new home with her partner. As with most of my cards I have used a digi image from Bugaboo stamps and coloured myself with my trusty Promarkers (my husband calls them felt tips - How very rude!). The papers came free on a magazine. As you know I am a great fan of freebies from magazines.

Hope you like it

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges

Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes

Take Care

Gill xx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Little Robin

Hi everyone,

Well that has been a weekend and a half. We have had our two grandsons staying since Thursday so things have been a little manic and not a lot of crafting has been done.

Tonight though I have manged to do two more samples for Personal Impressions to be used in craft exhibitions. That is a total of five, all using new Sweet Dixie Die's. They cut beautifully and make such gorgeous cards. Hopefully once I have the go ahead I will be able to share them with you. For now though I am sharing a couple of my own creations made with the Robin and Poinsettia die from Tattered Lace.

As you can see the two cards are very different which shows the versatility of the die's 

I met with my lovely friend Linda, from Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven today and she has encouraged me to start posting my makes on other craft blogs so I am going to have a go this week. Wish me luck ....... I'll keep you posted.

Take care

Gill xx