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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Celebrating 1 Year Blog Hop

Hello everyone & welcome to Swedish House Crafts 1st Year Anniversary & what better way to celebrate a whole year is with a blog hop.
We are doing a blog hop with a difference but we guarantee there will be lots of prizes to be won along the way.

So you should have arrived here from the lovely Laurigami's Blog, if not start at the beginning here.

Now Swedish House Crafts is a Different Crafting Table as Suha the lovely owner calls it, so all the DT girlies are showing you bits of their craft room.
Now as a lot of you know I used to have a big summer house at the bottom of the garden that was turned into a craft room when I began this hobby. I like being around my family but dont want the mess of craft things in the living room etc. However we had an extension built for Natalie for a large bathroom for her, this meant we had 3 bathrooms....we did not need this many. So 1 was turned into a craft room for me......I must warn you this has not been finished yet & still all my craft stuff is not in here. 
So this is my craft room & although its at least half the size I used to have I love being with the family & Natalie's bedroom is right next door to me.
Excuse my dog she lies in the craft room whenever I'm in there, usually in the doorway lol.
Its a HUGE downsize but I'm making it work.........I think lol.

This is my main work area, where I plan my cards, lay out papers, plan layout that sort of thing. I also have my Sewing machine right next to me as I love to sew all papers on my card.
In the corner there is my Cameo with the grey cover on. The white square tub is my water/brush pot for when I'm colouring with distress inks.......just behind my cup is a pot with my most used paint brushes in. I'm always changing which brush I use lol

Just to the right of me is my colouring drawer for distress ink colouring only....copic colouring is kept seperate. I have more spare brushes in there, mini pads, distress ink refill palette & plastic bags that my images go into when I have coloured them.
Underneath all that is lots of watercolour paper & pads, a few different brands.
On the right side is Spectrum Aqua pens which I've still not used lol, mini ink pads & other bits.

My watermarker pens are kept in another drawer under the bench next to my re-purposed wine rack lol. The wine rack I store all my jars of buttons & sequins etc.

A lot of my dies are kept on the inside of the doors, they are in sight so I dont neglect them too much lol but also hidden so they dont look a mess. This was the best option for storing my dies as they can take up a lot of room but if I have them in a box I know a lot wont get used. This way I can see them all at sight & it makes use of wasted door space that you cannot use for anything else.

Hubby make me an MDF A4 card holder to hold all my A4 cardstock, although I still dont have it all in there & in there you will also see I have packets of dies that are still yet to be opened........yeah I'm a bad woman :-/
Underneath are inks, glitter, small die-cutting area, score board (which has my latest order form Swedish House Crafts on) & my paper cutter.
I do have 2 cutting area's....1 for small dies for quickness & the other side is where my A4 die-cutter is.
This is my larger die-cutting area & where I keep my glue gun & heat gun. I do all my gluing on the glass work top.
Down this bottom corner I have a box where I keep all my Magnolia Doohickey collections, which I will show you properly another time once its all finished lol.

Down-sizing was really hard, still is to be honest but I know I am extremely lucky to have a craft room as I know a lot dont. I try to use every little bit of space, on top of units & so I can reach I keep a little folding step in here.....the red thing folded up under my sewing machine.
I have had to be ruthless sorting my craft room out & once I am finished I will sell lots that I no longer use or need. I had the luxury of hoarding before as my old craft room was huge.
To fit my craft room out we purchased a used kitchen that a lady was selling & this fitted it out nicely & gave me lots of storage to house all my stuff.
I also have a rack on the back of my door that I keep paints, embossing powders, sprays etc in 7 it makes use of a wasted space we have on our doors lol.

I have also made a card using products from Swedish House Crafts. I have used Maja Design 'I Wish' 6x6 pad which I love. Although I have just received the new Maja Design collection & its sooooo gorgeous, I ordered 2 sets of 12x12 & a 6x6 pad lol.....yeah I know I'm greedy lol.
I've also used Roxstamps Cross Stitched Nesting Dies......another huge love of mine & a Gummiapan Doodle Circle die.

Now by commenting on my blog you can win this fabulous prize, I have these & they are fabulous. I will show you a project using them in a day or 2 time ;-) Anyone can enter & items will be shipped worldwide. There are prizes all over & bigger ones on the SHC Blog.

Dont forget to hop around all the blogs collecting your letters along the way & return to follow the instructions on the SHC Blog here for a chance to win bigger prizes.

Your next stop along the way is the super talented Anna.

All winners will be announced on 12th November, good luck everyone. 

Thank you for hopping here & being a part of celebrating with us at Swedish House Crafts for our 1 year Anniversary.

Thanks for staying to the end. Dont forget to collect your letter & follow instructions on the SHC blog.........remember to leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win the Flower dies.

Lots of luck & many hugs
Vicky xxx


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your craft room, what a lovely luxury. I have a plan...... I’ll see if I can pull it off in the new year. I would love to be considered for the flower dies, thanks.

Candy said...

Good for you to size down so well. I had to do the same thing...sometimes it is hard to find a place to fit everything! What I lack most is room to colour and a place to die cut - I have to do that in the kitchen LOL
Thank you for the chance to win the die :o)

Denise Bryant said...

Your craft room looks very well organized! I'm having fun collecting the letters from the hop and seeing all the different crafting spaces!
Love the dies you have as your hop prize and I look forward to seeing more of your projects!

Christine Mosen said...

Love to see how you store your dies. Thanks for showing us <3

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tour of your new craft room, I'm sure you'll find a home for most of your crafty goodies. Thanks too for the chance to win your wonderful flower dies :). Debra x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Vicky, I love to look at other people's craft rooms, and I'm loving your organisation, I wish mine was so organised, but don't envy you having to 'downsize' all your crafting goodies. I seem to have 'stash' on every surface and end up crafting in a possible 10" x 10" space and the rest of the surfaces are 'littered' with all the components I'm working with hahaha. I'm loving your doggie. Thank you for the chance to win.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyNatalie said...

What a great craft space. I'd love a craft room but we just don't have the space. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Zvezdica Perlica said...

o your craft space looks like a crafty kitchen :-)

pinky said...

Your revamped bathroom looks amazing as your craft room. You have a very talented husband! Loving this gorgeous card today, such inspiration!

jolanda said...

Wowwww you have an amazing craftroom! And such a great idea to store your dies like that... I will see if I can make that myself too. Is that a magnetic board?
Thank you very much for the chance of winning this lovely die. Hugs, Jolanda

Sindhu said...

Lovely space..wish to have one like this...

Barbara Tobias said...

Love your craft organizing, It is amazing to see where each DT member does their designing. I liked how you have designated each area for your storage. Space is such a problem for those of us who love to create. Nice job!

Suzi said...

Hi Vicky, Wow!!! what a lovely crafty space you have made, I remember the fabulous summer house with the amazing island your sweet hubby made for you. Do you still take your photographs in your special cupboard. I Love your new space. Wishing you many happy years creating in it.
Hugs
Suzi x

Liz said...

Looks great!

Lynne said...

Thank you for sharing your craft space, it must be hard downsizing but as you say a good time for a clear out. Beautiful card too x

Debs said...

Wow so well organised , I love your under unit lighting, thank you for the tour. X

Erin said...

Vicky this is utter heaven I must come around one-day for craft afternoon...those dies are beautiful thanks for the blog hop xx Erin

ionabunny said...

Lovely crafty space. I think I need more drawers, although I did get some of my dies on a magnetic board and I do tend to use them more now. In sight, in mind LOL. Hugz

Jane Willis said...

Your crafting space is so well organised! I love the idea of storing the dies that way, so they are always to hand.
Jane

Rebecca Kinslow said...

I like how you store your dies.... great idea!

JanR said...

Your space is so pretty! Beautiful card too. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

carole wright said...

Hi thank you for showing us your space and your beautiful card and doggy! x

Vivi Casale said...

such a nice place to play with the projects!! thanks for all the inspirations!!
and thanks for the chance to win!
xx

Anne said...

I love that paper, too -goes perfectly with your card. Those dies have really made me curious!

Nancy said...

Your space is fabulous, Vicky! I love all the cupboards, and the wonderful organization! Also, your card is absolutely stunning! :o)

Linda's Lovelies said...

You may have a small crafting space but you sure do produce beautiful work. Your card is gorgeous!

Sue said...


Small and compact, everything to hand, very well organised...love it.

Kerri said...

love your space very nice!!! I agree too many bathrooms..lol

MARIA PILAR said...

Love the order in you scrap space. You can work easily
Beautiful card

Kelley H. said...

Congratulations on your new craft room. I turned my spare bedroom into my craft room but it is way too small!!! Thanks for sharing. Do you stand while you work?

Liz said...

Thanks for the tour of your lovely new craft room. Love your card - beautiful design. A super set of dies, thanks for the chance to win. xx

Valerija said...

Wow, you have so beautiful craft space and so many stuff...
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful prize.

McStamper said...

So nice to see your crafting space and your sweet crafting buddy. Love, love your beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win the flower dies.

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful craft space

Tina Z. said...

I love your crafty space, great idea with the kitchen.
Thank you for the chance to win this flower dies.

IVY Ling said...

Lovely to see how every crafter works and store their stash lol šŸ˜‚ loving your space x

Susan said...

love your craft space, but where do you sit?
and I can not collect the letter as you do not have one.

on a good day said...

OMG! You have probably 3 times the cupboard space than I have in my kitchen!!! No lie! Great crafting space! Thanks for being part of the SHC blog hop and for the chance to win those die cuts. Prayerful hugs, Germaine

Deborah Moss said...

1st, A very happy birthday to Swedish House Crafts!
2nd, Super clever idea for die storage!!! Although I don't have a "door" where to hide them, I will keep this in mind for another creative solution. Thank you for sharing your space.

Jane Mi said...

Such a lovely space! I love it! Thank you for sharing & have a nice day! :)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning card Vicky! Love those beautiful Maja papers. Your new crafts space is awesome! I bet it's so much nicer being indoors near Nat and the rest of the family. Lovely crafting space, I think it's brilliant! Hugs, Wends xoxo

paperpapier said...

oh, your craft room is like a paradise to me...full of all the crafty essentials!

Emma said...

Lovely craft space, my craftroom is at the bottom of the garden in a purpose built room that my hubby made it's ok in the summer but this time of year things do creep back up to the house :-)
Hugs
Emma x

Maria Alder said...

It might be hard to downsize but what a lovely room you get. I work in the kitchen and the others are not very impressed when they see glitter in their food Lol thanks for sharing x

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your space ! Your card is so pretty.

Marilyn said...

Great craft room and I'm glad I didn't have to show mine. Yours is so organized and tidy and mine is not!
Beautiful card too.

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Lovely seeing your organised craft room, you've done so well down sizing too! Thank you for sharing :)