My Lovely Friends

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Pics of craft room so far............

Hello everyone how are you all? My goodness it has been soooooooo windy here today, I had to pop over to my step-mums to see to her little yorkies at dinner time & I struggled to open my van door the wind was that strong lol. Think I needs some bigger muskles lol.

I have some piccies for you of my hobbit (craft room) so far, there have been quite a few delays but there is light at the end of the tunnel lol.

Ok so this first one I took last Thursday night 11th April. All the dry walling had been installed & the first coat of paint on the ceiling. We replaced all the walls, the ceiling & the floor, here is just the base of the floor with no covering on yet.
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 This next one is Friday 12th April late afternoon & hubby had painted the ceiling & fitted all the lights into place. I used to have 2 long strip lights but they were too bright & felt harsh so hubster fitted spot lights into the ceiling.
No work got done saturday or sunday as weekends are family time & we all spend it together chilling, chatting etc. Jake's girlfriend also came over on sunday & we all went Ben & Megans for tea........a fab day!!

This one I took today 16th April. Yesterday hubster laid new laminate flooring, its a bit lighter than my old laminate flooring so will reflect a bit more light. We also brough an old kitchen off someone on ebay & although its covered in plaster in parts & so filthy............its disgusting!! However hubster fitted the top ones today & laid the floor ones down ready for me to clean & paint tomorrow before the work tops go on.

This one I took tongiht so you could see the lights at night, I absolutely love them & they let off quite a bit of warmth. The bookcases at the back I already had & originally got them from Ikea, they are just Billy Bookcases.
This below is my absolute bargain, I LOVE it!! My eldest son Ben saw this on facebook, up here we have Ashington For Sale, a friend of ours set it up for people wanting to sell things they no longer need etc. Anway Ben was at mine last week & he saw this & showed it to me. I loved it & when he told me the price I loved it even more. So showed it to hubster & he told me to get it....woooo hoooooo. However as he was going out in the van it would have to wait til the following day...........not a big deal, right. Well the lovely people were going near our way so offered to deliver it..........OMG..........arn't they fab!!

Its a 'Ducal' solid pine dresser & it cost me £30, but I also gave them some extra to cover their fuel for being so kind...........can you believe it £30!!!!!! I have the best son ;0) He knows a bargain when he sees one.
Today I finally decided what colour I wanted it as I dont want to keep it this colour. So I have brought some Annie Sloan chalk paint & wax today, should be here tomorrow or Thursday when it will get the Vicky treatment lol.
If you look you can also see my wallpaper I'm having in here on top of the dresser ;0)

Ok so my next photo's should hopefully be all done & looking fabulous, I'm getting really excited now lol. My desk & drawers etc have to go in & they will be going on the other side, hubster has fitted an extra double socket so my sewing machine can go there as well. 3 double sockets should hopefully now be enough..........I hope so anyway lol, you dont realise to begin with just how many electrical things we use when crafting.

Well my next pics of my hobbit will look totally different, I may do a video to show it properly as well as someone has suggested it to me...........we will see lol.

Take care & thank you for stopping by to see how we are getting on........
Big hugs to all xxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday 15 April 2013

New Rubber Stamp Release....................

Hello my lovelies how are you? I'm running soooooooooo late today I had an appointment at the hospital in Newcastle & tbh totally forgot to schedule my post before I went & only just remembered eeek!!!!

Anyway I have a fabbylicious new release stamp to show you today. Teresa has some gorgeous new rubber stamps due for release very soon by the fabulous Janna Prosvirina, exclusive to Crafts & Me Store, let me tell you they are ALL totally yummy ;0) 
I have to say my colouring mojo really wants to be in her new craft room so she is struggling a bit at the mo, so the dress I'm not completely happy with. The card however just fell together, I never plan my cards out or lay things out..........I just literally grab things & think things as I go lol.

I've added a Spellbinder D-Lite corner & covered it with white Stampendous Frantage. I turned the corner around though to give it a different look which I really like tbh ;0)

I made 2 scrolls with some scraps of Prima paper & tied some jute string around them. I also filled a tiny bottle with German Glass Glitter & tied bakers twine around with a 'Heart' charm attached to it.

This stamp is called 'Tale Of A Rose' & I coloured her with copics.
E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
E29, E27. E23, E21
R85, R83, R81, RV10
YG97, YG95, YG93
I cant remember tbh what I used on the rose. I added dabs of pink Frantage on the spellbinder frame & a couple of Scalloped Pearls.

The lace I found in my stash, I've been resorting things into new storage ready & found a load of lace I forgot I had lol, ya gotta love it when that happens ;0) The gorgeous papers are from my new favourite Prima pad 'Lyric' I have to get another 1 or maybe 2 of these ;0), I've inked & distressed the edges to add to the shabby chic look. The sentiment 'Friend' is also from the pad.

Inside is not decorated as this is a sample for the show.

Ingredients used.............
Janna Prosvirina rubber stamp - Crafts & Me (coming soon)
Flowers - WOC
Cream Scalloped Pearls - WOC
German Glass Glitter - WOC (cant find it in store tho)
Prima 'Lyric' papers - MCH
Spellbinder D-Lites 'Flourish 3' - MCH
'Heart' charm -MCH

Right I'm off to catch up on my DT commenting then I will be round to see you all later. Will pop some piccies of how my craft room is going tomorrow. We were hoping it would be done by the end of last week but things didnt go to plan. However hubster has laid the new laminate down today so hopefully now things will move faster. I'm in there starting to decorate etc tomorrow woo hoo lol.

Thanks for stopping by & your continued support, you all rock!!!!!
Squishy hugs to all mmwah xxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Bingo (bottom row, Metal charm, Flowers & Pearls)