Wednesday, 26 July 2017

An Anniversary and My Finished Craft Room!

Hello sweet visitors!!  Thanks for dropping by.  
So lovely to see you here!

I've been off the grid for the last few days 'cos I was crook.  Spent a few days in bed getting over some kind of virus I picked up somewhere.  Not quite back to 100% but I'm getting there and am here to show a card I made a few months ago which I haven't shared before.

 This is the card I made for my husband on our 50th Wedding Anniversary.  

Lots of layers with a mix of Maja papers.

 A few metal embellies including this closure.

Punched an eyelet into one of the paper layers and attached a couple of charms.  
I love that little lantern, don't you??

Some cogs and a bit of fibre ..

.. along with some seed beads and the perfect word strip.

Found some printables on the net which were the perfect sentiments for my card ..

.. love them!!  Love him to bits too!!  (Hubby, that is!  LOL!)

Done and dusted!! 
Hard to believe that we've been together for 50 years!  Awesome, actually!!

So, I have promised to show you my craft room all finished and .. here it is!
 I absolutely love it!!

Painting and spraying will be done here.

The main work space .. (all the work surfaces are covered with vinyl floor boards!!  It is totally fabulous to work on and one of my hubby's brilliant ideas!!) ..

 Left these cupboards open for easy access to my little sewing machine and Cuttle Bug.

and on the other side of the room .. a little more storage (as if I don't have enough already) and a place for my small collection of Pop vinyls along with my trolley. 
The messy rug on the floor is where my security team sleeps .. puppies, that is .. LOL!!
Since taking these photos, a few things have been moved around but, I really love my space!  It turned out so much better than I had hoped. 
Huge thanks to my hubby, my youngest son and .. a little help from our handyman!

That's all for today folks!
Thank you so much for dropping by and, whatever you plan to do .. make it a great day my friends!!

Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 - Lots of Layers!!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

It seems so long since I last created something although it's only been about a month but, I am back now with a card to show you for the new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
This time Chanya is our host and the theme is all about layers!!!  Lots of layers!!
As always, you can create anything you like but it must have lots of those yummy layers!

Here is the card I made.

The papers used are a bit of a mix from Kaisercraft.  

Needed a topper for this card and these tags from the ephemera sheet of Megs Garden's Gentlemen papers worked out beautifully. 

A little piece from Scrapmatts'  Net 01  chipboard.  I simply dabbed it with a Midnight Black VersaMagic Stamp Pad.

No other embellishments .. simply added some twine to the tags, distressed the edges of the paper and coloured the chippie!

Just a simple layer of matching paper on the inside ..

.. and Voila!!
Done and dusted!!

Hope I have given a little inspiration to persuade you to join in with the Challenge.  For more inspiration, take a look at the fabulous creations by the rest of the Team and then join in the fun!!!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 - Lots of Layers!!
Please read the rules and take note of our 15 Challenge limit!

A little update on my Craft Room reno!  Took a bit longer than I thought it would but it is finished!!  Yayy!!  I really love how it's turned out too.  Have a bit of cleaning up and still a lot of sorting to do but I will show some piccies in my next post!!  Hope to see you back here then!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leaving me a little love!!

Have a wonderful day!!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Monday, 3 July 2017

Why I'ts Been so Quiet Here Lately!!

Hello everyone!!  Hope you are all having a wonderful day!!

Just a short post to say what's been happening here.
'Not much lately' I hear you say .. LOL!!
Well, I have been interstate visiting rellies and catching up with friends and .. the main reason for going .. celebrating a couple of important birthdays.  Needless to say, we had a fabulous time  but, are certainly happy to be home.  I did take my Laptop with me but, apart from the odd comment here and there, didn't really use it much so I have a bit of catching up to do.

Before we went away, the cupboards in my craft room were finally finished!!  Yayy!!  Has been a work in progress for a while but they are now finished.  
Huge thanks to my darling hubby, my youngest son and our handyman.  
Only thing is, I still need to paint them and that's going to take a few days yet.  All my craft stuff is piled up everywhere so I have no idea where anything is.  Won't be much creating happening for a little while!

Here's a few piccies to show you what I mean!!
Pulled out all the drawers so I could paint the fronts.  They still need another coat!

Here's all (well, most) of my craft stuff, as I said, piled up everywhere!!

Big mess!!!

.. and a little sneak of how the drawers will look when finished!!  Can't wait!

So, I probably won't be back  in action until next week but, in the meantime, I will try to pay all of you a visit to see what you've been up to!  Looking forward to that too!!

Thanks so much for  dropping by and hope to catch up soon!!

Take care and God Bless.
Have fun crafting!!