Monday, February 28, 2011

Work Begins

We spent the weekend moving the computers and desks into our temporary study and today the builders have arrived to start the renovation work.  Hopefully the internal insulation will make a big difference to the room even though it means losing a few cms of floor space. They also decided that the wall (where my craft stuff used to be) is in too much of a mess just to re-plaster so it's got to be boarded too - another couple of cms lost there then - good job it's quite a big room, eh?  That leaves just one wall good enough to be skimmed - all the walls and ceiling will be done and there'll have to be new windowsills, a new radiator and lots of new power sockets added.  Once all that's done the painters come in to do their stuff - and then the exciting bit - we're raiding IKEA for new desks, shelving and various drawer/basket/box inserts to put in them.  We've been daubing the walls trying to decide on a new colour - and even sticking sheets of Bazzill and scrapbook paper up for more ideas!
We think the "coral" one might be the one we go with.  The shelves/desk will be "birch" coloured and most of the inserts white. 
Anyway, till the new room is sorted we're in the spare room - three desks, some of my craft junk plus all the stuff that lives in here the rest of the time - a great big sofa bed, a folding bed, my sewing cabinet and even a big vanity unit that was here when we arrived!  At least there's not much floor to manoeuvre the vacuum around!

It'll be cosy, at least!  Not sure how we'll manage on hubby's work-at-home days.
Today I'm struggling to get started with any crafting - I've got a dreaded man-card to get in the post in the next couple of days and haven't a clue what to put on it yet.  So here I am, blogging by way of procrastination and blaming the building noise for lack of motivation.
This is the finished version of the robot card that was on my desk last WOYWW, plus yet another cake themed card.
I used:
 Papers, Wobble card template and Robot all from Craft the Year Away (Funky Hand)
I used the workspace feature to import the spotty design onto the wobble card template.
Robot  image converted for Craft Robo cutting,
Letters, number and spiky speech bubble created on Craft Robo
Scraps of Bazzill, Wire, Tiny buttons, Large lime green jewel bards, Glossy Accents
I used:
Ready coloured version of the tiered cake digi-image and all papers from Craft the Year Away (Funky Hand)
Scalloped edgings cut on Craft Robo, Spellbinders scalloped circles, Yellow ribbon, tiny gems from stash
Well, I can't really put it off any longer, I've got to make that card.
Thanks for visiting


Sue said...

ha ha Kathy I love your cardstock pinned to the wall.
Don't envy you working in the alternative room though while the work is being done. Hope it's finished soon for you to move back into.
Sue x

Karen said...

ooo I am loving the colour that you may have!!!! It will look fabulous with the birch. Its so exciting for you even tho you have an upheaval my lovely. You are making me look at my craft room now...not sure thats a good thing hahahaxxx

Hazel said...

Another yummy cake card. Looking cosy in the temporary set up (just wait till WFL day - lol!) x

Angelnorth said...

Fab cards, that robot is super cute with his sparkly eyes and twirly antenna!

Traceyr said...

Kathy I like the wall with all the different colours on it altogether haha, but the one you have as your favourite is really luscious.

Brilliant cards and wow your room does look mmmmmmm packed! haha Hope you are not like that for too long.


Kaz said...

Thank you Kathy for giving me another room to have a nosey around!!! It does look cosy, but I'm thinking the sink is very handy for washing brushes out!

Both cards are gorgeous and I love the colour you've chosen xxx

Jackie said...

More great cards....I'm really loving my Craft The Year Away cd :)

I can sympathise with your upheaval, my brother is still camping in my craft room from the flood at Christmas !!