Saturday, 25 January 2014

Ta Dah.................

Well after several hours over the past week and buying a second hand pine cupboard(has all my tools in ie punches, dies etc) my craft room looks a little tidier, so here are the photos I took yesterday just to prove it.

it's the view going anti clockwise around my room.
Look my desk is clear.................................for how long is anyones guess.
And just to prove I tidied up properly, look at the floor...............still need to hoover though!
Yes I know I have alot of stuff but I've been crafting since 2004 so I have built it up over the years. I also have sort outs every so often and sell on what I don't want or use anymore. It's my little bit of heaven and that's where I'm off to in a while. I'm hoping to start if not finish one layout using photo/s from our cruise last summer, I'm steadily getting layouts done for this.
Well hope you all have a good weekend, it's wet here in Ipswich( Bramford) so a good excuse to craft and now I can get into my craftroom and see my desk even more of a reason!

                            Janina xx

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

A sneeky peek and I've also scrapped....

As I've mentioned on here before I run the monthly crop in Bramford, Ipswich. After my friend Ang stopped putting together the monthly crop kit I said I would take it on, so Di from Crafts and Candlelight orders me the cardstock and I design the kit. I'm all done up until April but as we work a month in advance this kit has to be ready to show at the March crop, so here's a 'sneeky peek.........
I've used papers from the Echo Park ' Beautiful Life' collection. These are the very girlie papers.
The next layout is one designed by Lou Collins for the Papermaze monthly crop from several months ago and I finished it a couple of weeks ago. It's a photo taken of the sun setting over Rhodes from our cruise last summer.
The next two layouts are commissioned pieces I did for the latest issue of Scrapbook Magazine (issue 78), the first one is of Emily when she passed her driving test last year......first attempt I might add and was in the Designer Sketch Challenge.
And this one is of Aaron when he gained his 'Wings' for Thomsons last year and was under the challenge of
'New Beginnings'.
This final layout is one I did a couple of weeks ago at Karen Curds monthly craft club (held at Wherstead in Ipswich). It's a photo of Andy when he was a baby, his brother and sister, his dad, nanna and grandma....4 generations. I was so pleased with the final result using Kaisercraft christmas papers from either last year...2012 or 2011.
And finally one more photo of our cruise last summer, it's of Andy and myself when we visited the Magnavat Waterfall near Alanya (or more near Said) Turkey.
Seems an age away now but I'm enjoying scrapping the photos and looking back through them. We had such a fabulous time, would love to go back to Israel and see more of their beautiful historic country....well worth a visit may I add.
Well it's my weekend off work so I now don't go back until next Tuesday night. My aim is to do some crafting over the next week, either cards or scrapbooking. I'm trying Nancy's challenge of x amount of layouts before buying more stash. Nancy's target is 30, I made mine 20...............or maybe 10! I've done 4 so far. It's a good way of using up that stored up stash I have. LOL........don't we all have stored up stash.
My craft room, I have tidied it up but it still needs improvement.

Well enjoy the rest of your week.

                     Janina xx

ps February Bramford crop is on Saturday 1st 9am-5pm.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Happy New Year and here's my resolution.............

To tidy up me craft room, it looks a complete mess and muddle! Thursday is the day for a huge task of making it look tidy and so I can see the floor, which in the following photos just does not show you how bad it is!
In this photo you can only just see my desk!

I can see it being an all day hard slog kinda day, but hey ho it needs to be done before I can play with all the new stamps and dies I've bought over the last few months and that still sit unopened. Also I want to try out Nancy's idea of completing a set amount of scrap layouts before buying new stash, Nancy's target was 50, I laughed and said maybe 20..................or even 10. LOL
Check out my new toy I bought today from the Range, they have it on special offer making it £50 cheaper than anywhere else. I sold my Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine yesterday so it's help to fund the new purchase. It'll have to stay unopened until my craft room is tidy, so a good reason to get my tidying butt into gear.

Going to Karen Curd's monthly crafting day on Saturday, means I can get started on my LO target.
Papermaze is the following Saturday.
I'm in the tidy and declutter mode since last week. It was Emily's bedroom and cupboard last week, 4 hours later two bin liners of rubbish, one bag to go to charity shop but one tidy bedroom and cupboard. I know she's 19yrs but leave it to her and it would never get done. Christmas decorations came down yesterday and are now back in loft. I've sorted out other cupboards too and binned more rubbish. How liberating it feels!!!!
Craft room to go..............ugh!
Work tonight , 12hour night shift and then that's my lot until next Tuesday...whoop whoop I love how my shift pattern works now, means I end up with 6 days off every other week.

Well have a good week.

              Janina xx