Wednesday, February 23, 2011


WOYWW today so thought I'd share a couple of photos of my temporary crafting corner and what's on my desk waiting to be finished.  My stash is all over the place as the bookcase I have for storage while the study is being renovated is the wrong size for just about everything.  My big paper boxes are in the cupboard next door and the drawers with other stuff in are in the guestroom. Still, I'm lucky that we do still have a spare room that the crafting, and other office paraphernalia into while the builders are here - the work is due to start next Monday so we'll be spending the coming w/e moving the pc stuff - that will be fun!
Oh no, I got that wrong....That Won't be fun! haha
We're hoping that everything will be ready for moving back in about a month.
Here's a closer look at what I'm busy with atm:
A card for my cousin's little boy - it's been in that state for the last 3 weeks but now I really do need to finish it.  Also in this photo you cans ee a couple of cards I've been making for the next Funky Hand show on Create and Craft.  It's all about the new "real" stamps that were released recently and you know by now how much I love stamping......aaaggghh!  Actually, it's not the stamping so much as the colouring I can't cope with.
Next, something I finished by the skin of my teeth, Hubby's birthday card!
I was a bit stuck for what to do this year, but then remembered the "Builder" I made for Crafty Templates a couple of years back and thought that I might be able to tweak it to make a Veg Plot card He's been buy sowing seeds in the indoor propagator lately so I thought this might amuse.
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, though I think I oversized the beans a bit!  I just didn't have time to cut them again.
I used:
Figure from Crafty Templates set (March 2009).
All other items are cut on the Craft Robo
I made the following cutting templates: seed tray/pots/ seedlings (all on one template), plants, carrots, beans, courgettes, seed packet are all separate templates - email if you would like a copy of these.
Lots of Bazzill card and lots of inking!

He loved it - then said "but, I don't wear those boots for gardening!"
What can you do? hehehe

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Wipso said...

Love the gardening card.
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Good luck.
A x

nnalorac said...

Fab gardening card and great creative desk. Thanks for popping in by. Carolxx

Kate said...

I'd love that much space ofr a permanent craft home let alone a temp one.

** Kate **

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, great card for a gardener, luv it,,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(18)

Caroline said...

Lovely card Kathy - love it!
Good luck with builders, etc....x

triciasconfetti said...

Love the gardening card . Typical man comment that though!
Thanks for the look.
x Tricia

jude said...

Absolutely love this card that you made for hubby.Havent got a craft robo everything
please pop by i have candy on offer for all you lovely woywwers .Happy wedensday hugs judex7

butlersabroad said...

Exciting times Kathy, I love make overs! Perhaps, after working in a small area with less stuff you might come to the realization that you have way too much stuff anyway!!!!!

Brenda 103

Jades Craft Crafts said...

Love the gardening card! brilliant idea!

Good luck with the rest of the make over!

Jade Xx

Hazel said...

Glad you can still organise enough to keep crafting - just think, it will be so worth it in the end - and after having to craft in a smaller space, you will so appreciate the new area. x

Angelnorth said...

Barefoot gardener, is he? *rolls eyes* Fab card - maybe the beans are preparing to compete in the local fete?

lisa said...

You look well set up in your new craft space, Kathy.
What a great card you made for your Hubby. I love the large beans, nothing wrong with big veg!!!
Fancy him noticing the shoes, that's not like a man at all!!
Hugs Lisax

lisa said...

You look well set up in your new craft space, Kathy.
What a great card you made for your Hubby. I love the large beans, nothing wrong with big veg!!!
Fancy him noticing the shoes, that's not like a man at all!!
Hugs Lisax

Janice said...

You certainly have a packed a lot into your temporary crafting space. Those beans must be magic beans!

Kaz said...

There's loads going on on your desk Kathy!! I love the look of the robot card and hope you've finished it by now.
I hope the building work goes ok, I know how disruptive it is and sympathise xxx

Gez said...

Great card Kathy. Good Luck with the builders..just keep telling yourself it will ALL be worth it..xx

Ania - nutka1911 said...

Karthy this is wonderful!

Hugs :*

Minxy said...

What a fun little space you have, everything to hand, love the card :D
Happy Thursday x
Hugs Minxy #2

Nicky said...

Lots going on with your temporary craft room - love the garden card ~ thanks for sharing ~ Nicky no.4