Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 Where Bloggers Create

at last. I have sorted the room a little enough to be able to see my desk again. After my knee replacement I couldn't sit in my room on a chair so bought a lot of stuff out to beside my recliner chair in the lounge and hubby rearranged a few things and put a filing drawer behind me to work on. But now its back to the "craft room/office to create.
We are in the process of making a new studio room off the side of the house so Paul can have his own room and Toria wont be able to keep him awake at night etc.
I know this is not as "gorgeous" as some folks but it is workable for me.
The cot will be gone on the weekend and the blue plastic drawers back in there. The cot was for Aroha our youngest little grand-daughter that we are in a court case over with our sons sister-in-law, but by the time and if she gets here she will not be in a cot anymore.

So here goes.
Pic 1
 through the doorway, the room is not very large about 8ft x 8ft
Pic 2:
Storage drawers that hold my stamps, some inks, punches, chipboard, embossing powders, and lots of bits and pieces. It is in our dining room at the moment as the cot is in the space that they are normally in.
Pic 3
Part of a bookshelf just inside the door that has Moonglows, stain bursts etc and next shelf down has Ice Resin basket, etching, patinas etc in the next basket, next to them is my butane torch and other bits that need to be tidied up :-) 

Pic 4:
My paper racks with 12x12 scrapbooking papers and the trolley that is beside me for holding scissors, clamps,small hole punches etc. The drawers hold blank canvases, photo frames, all my stationary stuff etc.

Pic 5:
Golden Ted sitting on the paper racks and a stuffed doll which was a gift from Barb one of the 4BFF who are myself, Barb,  Lucy and Bevlea . The TV is only generally used for viewing DVDs etc and a bit of music now and then.

Pic 6:
Work area, computer on one side of desk and  the  shelf that has all my Goldens, Lumieres, Luminarte powders etc on it. The drawers to the right of the computer screen have all my various pens, tombows etc, metallic rubons, tubes of texture paste, small cutting mats that can be used with pergamano (which I havent done for about 7 years) I also use them with my Japanese Screw punch. Under the desk is my fabric bin and a bin of paper napkins (I have heaps, used to be a compulsion to buy up all the lovely ones I saw LOL )
Also close up of Fairy shrine from Retro Cafe Art Gallery that I am making for a friend in USA.

Pic 7:
Work space with the Fairy shrine pkt on my well used cutting mat, with my paint brushes, glues more pens etc. This desk area looks out the window to our large deck where the kids can play while I play and I can see what they are up to. :-)

Pic 8:
Nearly forgot these areas. This is my shelf that has my Lumieres, goldens, Luminarte powders, various gel mediums etc.

Pic 9:
The wardrobe, which has no doors now and hubby built shelves in it to hold my containers with all my laces, ribbons, braids etc. Bottom row has paper drawers, with jac paper, handmade papers etc, A4 paper racks, middle row is the little bins with the ribbons etc, top shelf has my unmounted stamps and beads. Bottom shelf has magazines and lovely books for inspiration.

Phew, if you made it to here, THANK YOU.... I love doing mixed media artwork and I wish my new studio was done but it takes time and money. Maybe next year when you stop by it will be done and look really lovely LOL.... Keep reading down the posts to see some of the work I have done recently.
Now I am off to check out more of the lovely spaces that bloggers create in.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Mine is still coming, so sorry. Please come back and visit me, in the meantime go to My desert Cottage and have a look at some of the other bloggers creative areas.
I promise I will have pics up tomorrow or Monday night. Things have been a bit hectic here with school holidays...Pain in my back, been very debilitating.
So please come back soon.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tryptich ATC swap with

Denise Phillips and Nancy Baumiller of Crowabout B studio. .Nancy is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate in a draw if you use some of her images on the ATCs.
The swap is to do two sets of ATCs, one that Denise will keep and swap with one of hers and then the other goes to another participant. There are only 20 spaces in the swap, so should be good.
Here is my entry.
I have used my own background, then two images from Nancys range. The wings are from Itkupilli that I have recolored. Added some punch stars and some words. I love this one and can't wait to see what I get back in return.