Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Craft Room Makeover - Part 3

So, I am still working on the back wall of my craft room. I think I am nearly finished though! Here are some more projects I have finished. I hope I am not boring anyone yet!

Here is where I store my retired inks, my copic paper, my embossing folders, my SU die cuts and my set of retired pastels. Even though some of these items are no longer available, I do still use them.

I then made this punch holder, for my most frequently used punches. That is pretty much all I can say about this one. lol

As a Project Lifer, or Pocket Page scrapper, I needed somewhere to store the "USE THESE FIRST" section of Project Life kits. There are 3 full kits and 5 mini kits here that I must use first before opening another box.....

Now, onto my Ribbon Holder. I know, I've gone nuts over foam board. So following a tutorial on Pinterest, with a few minor adjustments, here it is.

And, finally, here it is all together in my bookcase.
Yeah! One section finished. Now onto the next one.....

So now you can see how everything ties in together. I have also sorted my paper out in colour, instead of colour families. Not sure how this will work yet!

Oh, I almost forgot, my little touch of decor in my little room.

These little cuties are sitting on top of my bookcase. Just to tie in the white and wood.
Hope I haven't bored you too much. And I hope this post has given you some idea of my craft room.
I will be posting some more pictures when I finish another section.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Craft Room Makeover Part 2

I am still playing in my craft room, with my foam board, searching Pinterest like a crazy woman. Here is the next project I came up with...

With my stamp pads sorted, it was time to get my Copics, Stampin up Markers and new Blendabilities in order. Again, searching Pinterest, I found this little Copic storage unit, and again, made completely from foam board. Awesome! I'm loving this stuff. The one holding the SU markers was made exactly using the tutorial, (without the dividers) and the one with the Copics, I made the selves slightly longer to hold my growing collection. So, that is the first shelf of my book case finished. Here is the picture.

So far, so good. The units didn't fall apart over night, and everything is still sitting nicely. So that is the Stamp pads and Markers all organised and happily in their new homes.

Craft Room Makeover Part 1

Well, its been a while since I have written anything on my blog. To my followers, I really do apologise. Hopefully, it won't happen again! But, just in case it does.... I will apologise in advance.

So, although I have not been blogging, I have been busy in my craft room. Well, changing my craft room actually. Here is a picture of the back wall of my room in July.

This was great, because all my paper was easy to get to. All the colours were sorted and things were going fine.... Until I need some Embellishments for my project. I was stuck in the wardrobe searching through boxes to find what I wanted. I needed something else! Here is my solution I came up with. This was the back wall in early September.

I joined up the paper racks to make two towers and brought in the bookcase from the spare room. I used the storage boxes from the wardrobe and placed them in the bookcase. Not a huge change, but one that was working ok. That was, until I needed something from the box on the bottom. Still problems with this darn back wall. After a long search on Pinterest, I found some amazing ideas and decided to use them in my room. The problem I was having, is the fact that I think I am a visual crafter. I work better if I can see what I have and is easily accessible. Back to the drawing board........

My first project was to find the product called Foam Board. Turns out that our local office supplier stock this all the time. Bonus for me. So, off I went to the store. Below is the first project in my Craft Room Makeover....

So, here is the photo of my stamp holder, I made, all by myself using foam board. OMG! this stuff is amazing. So, the first thing I needed was a place to store all my stamp pads, in easy reach, colour coded and stacked neatly. If you search Pinterest for foam board organising heaps of little goodies will appear. This was unbelievably easy to make. I even surprised myself. Oh, and I have decided to store my stamps in colour and not families. Im not quite sure how this will go.

Stay tuned for the next project in my Craft Room Makeover.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Remember - Photo Inspiration

This week over at STAMPIN ROYALTY we have a picture inspiration challenge for you to play with. Here is my project, (using the colours in the cushions on the bed) that I have come up with.
I know what you are thinking, ANOTHER MDS project. But, hey, its a fantastic programme, and if I can use it, ANYBODY can.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Good Life

Over at STAMPIN ROYALTY this week we have a sketch challenge for you to play along with. Once again, I am playing with my MDS from Stampin Up, and believe me! Its AWESOME! I am loving the flexibility of the programme, and the clarity. Its so easy to use. 

Here is the sketch below if you want to play....

Friday, September 12, 2014

New release at A Random Fan

Sherry has done it again! Have a look at this amazing Rubber Stamp, now available for purchase, and, I might say, just in time for those Christmas cards that are needing to be made. Pop on over to A Random Fan blog (there is a link on the sidebar) and grab yourself an amazing image.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another MDS Layout

This week over at Stampin Royalty. we have another colour challenge for you to play along with. 
Looking at the colour this week, it was a pretty easy choice of project for me. I have been having a lot of fun using the My Design Studio from Stampin Up. It is incredibly easy to use, even on my iMac. Even better still, this was an 8x8 template. All I had to do was change the colours to suit and add my stamps and photos. Done....

Here are the colours that you need to incorporate into your project.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Blossoms

Here is my card I made this morning for the challenge over at Freshly made Sketches this week! I really love the clean lines of their sketches. I have used Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive and Whisper white for the card and Stippled Blossoms is the stamp set. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brights Challenge

Everyone probably knows that colours affect your mood.  At ARF, our characters are always happy so we want to  make our challenge #14 theme Bright Colours to bring the happy feelings. Over at A Random Fan this week, we have a brights Challenge for you to play with! Create a project using a random Fan image to be in the running for some great prizes. My image this week, is called Soul Sister.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Black and White with a pop

This week over at STAMPIN ROYALTY we have a challenge for you with the theme Black and White with a POP of colour. I thought for this project I would use the new My Design Studio template called Annual Report. So I didn't fill in all the details on the front page because, well, the year isn't quite over as yet! But I just wanted to have a little play to see what I could do with it. I must admit, that using My Design Studio, makes changing templates extremely easy to do.

So, head on over to Stampin royalty and check out what the other girls have come up with.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Another Copic Marker page

This week over at A Random Fan, we have an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE. I love these challenges, because it means I can show you yet another page of my Copic Binder book that I am working on. So here is the page I finished for this challenge.


I will be using these pages for the card and projects I am making. I have a section to practise my colouring, (using a Random Fan Digi, of course), a space for the markers I use, a tiny place for the card stock and finally an area that I can draw a little sketch. If you look at the card in the post below this one, you will see where the card, colours, image and sketch came from! So that's pretty much it!
Pop on over to the random fan site, and check out the other amazing creations.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Morning Sunshine

Just have a look at this amazing image from Sherry this week called Morning Sunshine!
This is a rubber stamp from  A Random Fan
And is only available for a short time only! Pop on over and grab yourself this amazing stamp. While you're having a look at Sherry's awesome images, have a look at what Laura and Jen have created with the same stamp. They are so very talented.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Wow, it has been so long since I have participated in a challenge. And, when I say a long time, I'm talking months and months.

I saw this sketch this morning from the paper players and decided that I would make a card using the new Flower Patch stamp set from Stampin Up.

The colours I have used are - Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding and Old Olive. Along with Whisper white and a few scattered pearls.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just for you

Here is the card I have made for the Stampin Royalty picture challenge this week. I was busting to use my newest stamp set called Work of Art from Stampin Up, and I am loving it. Here is the picture below that was my inspiration.

I am quite sure I am going to be using this stamp set for quite a while.
Don't forget, if you want to purchase this stamp set, you can always click on the shopping cart on this page and order from me! Just make an account and every purchases you make adds up to a special bonus.

Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set134114

Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes make up the bulk of this clear mount set as you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background. Set Quantity: 11. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

You're so Lovely

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a colour challenge for you to try. Using the colours stated above, create a card or project of any kind and link it up to our challenge site. I have used stippled blossoms, very quickly becoming my favourite stamp and the Sale A Bration stamp set called You're Lovely.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This Week!

This week at Stampin royalty we have an Anything Goes Challenge! I love these types of challenges, as it gives me a chance to do what I really love doing, and that is, as you can see, Scrapbooking. I have used the new Project life kit from Stampin Up, called Everyday Adventure! I love it! I think I am in love with the little teeny weeny storage box as well! Because the Galahs in my photographs are pink, I decided to with a Pink theme for the pages. Actually it is Strawberry Slush to be precise! I used a little bit of scrap designer paper to make my embellishments and my Big Shot and alphabet to use for the titles on the photographs. Speaking of photographs, please excuse them! I haven't quite found the correct way to take photos of finished pages yet. If you want to join in on our challenge this week, I will attach the link for you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You're my Hero

This week over at Stampin Royalty, we have a colour Challenge for you to try. This was a bit of a tricky challenge, but I really wanted to use the You're my Hero stamp set from Stampin Up, and especially to try out my new Blendabilities Pens, also from Stampin Up. My Goodness! They really do blend exceptionally well. Head on over to the blog, and see what the other girls have made using the same colours.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Here is my OMBRE card for this week over at Stampin Royalty. Our theme is Ombre, as if you didn't know that already. I had to whip out the My Design Studio from Stampin Up, for this one, after I googled what Ombre was, that is. I used the digital stamp set, Lovely tree. I love the way you can re size the stamps and add special effects to them, like shadows. So I guess you could call this a Hybrid card. I also used varying shades of Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. Head on over to Stampin Royalty and have a look at what the other girls came up with.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ANZAC 2014

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a picture inspiration challenge for you to try. Looking at the picture below, see what you can come up with. I thought that this ANZAC layout would be a pretty great match for the colours and the chevrons.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Scrapbooking Challenge

Today over at Stampin Royalty we have a scrapbooking challenge for you to try. Here is the digital scrapbook pages I have made for this challenge. I am working on Project Life again this year, but this particular week I had no photos what se ever of the week. I have vowed, that I am never doing that again. So I came up with some of my favourite photos of my boys and what they do to make then who they are. Quite happy with the results in the end.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Here is the latest colour challenge from www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com. I have used my favourite stamp set, stippled blossom, with the stamping off technique to get the lightest part of the rose.
Come and have play with the challenge, and see what you can come up with. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Anything Goes at A Random Fan

Here is my entry for the Anything goes challenge, over at A Random Fan this week. I have been working on a little Simple Stories snap album (Copic marker Journal) for a little while now, and finally decided that it needs a cover. Go over and have a look at what the other girls have come up with.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunshine and Summertime

Here is my card for the latest sketch challenge over at A Random Fan
Pop on over to the challenge site, and have a go at the sketch for yourself.