Thursday, 31 March 2011

Just sneaking in for Daring Card Makers

It's my friend's birthday tomorrow and she is a librarian, so the Daring Card Maker's challenge 'The Book Club' was a perfect prompt for a birthday card.  However, although I have been on holiday all week, I just got around to making the card tonight.  So I am sneaking in just before the new challenge is launched.    Stamp is from a stamped image from Crafty Secrets (courtesy of Angelnorth).  The cute, heart button has been recycled from an ATC swap from about four years ago!

Monday, 28 March 2011

The Sunday Creative - Crane

The Harland & Wolfe Cranes are a huge feature of Belfast.  I visited there in July 2009 and really loved the buzz in the city.  This photograph was taken from the window of the Hilton Hotel in the early eveningm with my little Nikon compact camera.  I believe they are creating a restaurant at the top of the biggest crane, that would be a remarkable place to eat.

Please visit the Sunday Creative to see more takes on the Crane theme.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

At last...some crafting!

As you will know, if you read my blog regularly, I have been without a proper craft work area for several months.  However it is now finished and I am in the process of re-instating my stash!  Last night I decided to stop shelf stacking and make something.  We received a couple of late Christmas presents last week, so I made these two thank you cards using some Simply Fabulous Collection 'Meg' papers from Making Memories.  I've had these papers for a very long time,but they are so fresh and pretty, I like to go back to them every now and again.  The 'thanks' stamp is Studio G.

Here is a the new craft area before the stuff started to go back in, it looks like a lot of space, but I have an awful lot of paper, fabric and bits and pieces.

and finally... I managed to make a card for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge, this week the challenge is a 'square card' which is my favourite kind.  Papers are Winter Wings from Websters Pages with some stickles to lift the medallion embellisment.

I'll be back with an update on the shelves and hopefully somemore crafting!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

More progress on 'The Study'

The work in our 'Study' is now finished although we haven't got all the things put away yet.  These are the 'half finished' photos.  The one above is where I will do my papercrafting and sewing.

and this is the area for the TV/stero etc.  Next time I post, it will be the finished shelf units.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Changing Rooms - but oh so slowly!

Those of you who visit my blog regularly may have noticed a decided slowing down in the number of crafty posts.  This is because we dismantled our living room last September, decorated, bought a new sofa and then the joiner was supposed to arrive and build some new units for Mr Serial Crafter's stereo system/telly/12" vinyl collection AND on the other wall a customised craft area for me.

Unfortunately, quite a few things got in the way of this happening, mainly to our joiner.  However, he finally started work in the middle of February, with a lot of measuring up, getting the materials and making up the units in his workshop.  Last week he actually started fitting them into the room so I thought I would give you a bit of a peek at how it is progressing.

This is the wall where the TV and all the stereo equipment will be housed.  Our temporary TV table is the one I used to use to craft.

The wall to the left (with the door) is where my craft storage and workbench will go.

This is what has happened this week, the carcasses of the units are in place, Mr Serial Crafter put one of his speakers in it's place to see what it would look like.  You can see where the computers live on the right.

This is the craft wall, the bit in the middle will have shallow shelves at the top and the work bench across it.

Here is a corner view showing how the two walls fit together. I am hoping that by next weekend I will be able to start putting my stash away on the shelves which will go in the carcasses.  They all have to be finished off on the edges too.