Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Beatrix Potter - A Winter's Tale

OK, I tried to resist but in the end I gave in and bought the Crafter's Companion Winter's Tale stuff. Not just the CD and stamps but also the card making kit from 3 Birds. That is it. No more craft goodies this month.

Whilst I wait for them to arrive I downloaded the free artwork from the CC website and since I had a few minutes to spare, I threw together the following card.

And then I did this one from some papers from the Making cards for Christmas download...

Now I must get back to Mum's birthday present.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge

I am currently busy making a mini scrapbook for my Mum's birthday in October so I haven't had much time for card making. I came across the Crafters Companion challenge blog so I thought I would have a bit of fun and make a card for it.

I love Popcorn. I have all the CDs and I am building up my collection of stamps.

It's perfect for my son's birthday next month so I just have to make an insert and a sentiment to add to it now.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

My Workspace

I have been crafting for a few years but it wasn't until my birthday last year that I realised just how much it had taken over my life. I used to do cross stitch and tapestry. It was something I could do whilst sitting watching my favourite TV programmes.

Then I discovered papercrafting.

Once I had a small sewing basket that held all my threads, wools and needles. Then the house started getting taken over by piles of paper and tools. Finally my dh gave in and bought me a craft storage cupboard, but not just any storage cupboard for my birthday.

No, he bought me an Original Scrapbox cupboard. Just the mini version but it was great. Finally, I had somewhere to organise and store stuff and put my printer on.

The Original Scrapbox mini.

Of course,  that didn't last long and I was running out of space and so for Christmas he bought me the matching desk.

A work in progress...

Now I had somewhere to play properly. It was once a neat and tidy workstation, but no more...



Even messier.

Now to go make some cards.