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Friday, 15 July 2011

NEW CRAFT SPACE and a new challenge

Hiya everyone.  Am late this morning.  Been just putting some finishing touches to
 my new craft space and got completely carried away lol.

We have a fresh challenge for you over at Totally Papercrafts today......


Thats right, there has to be a girl on your creation this week.  Oooh I can just 
hear your creative juices going into overdrive - maybe its an opportunity to use a new image or a favourite neglected old stamp!  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

I've used two rather adorable images from Karen's Doodles.  Initially my intention was to enter this into their doubling up challenge last week - but then I decided to upgrade my craft space so I blew out on that one lol.

Aren't they just adorable!!  My 10year old daughter Emily is just starting to get a bit stroppy at times so I reckon her hormones are just starting to kick in.  It's making me long for the days when she was a toddler rofl!!!  These images just remind me of her time at day nursery and bring back so many memories!!

Since recovering with my HRT, my craft space has been driving me more nuts with each passing day as its been soooo hard to work in the dining room with no real designated space!  Desperate to get back to blogging properly I took the plunge last Saturday and had a trip to Ikea in Leeds, West Yorkshire. 

I have new shelving, cupboards and desk in a corner of the dining room now which means I won't have to clear everything away at Christmas time EVER again - whooo hoooooo!!!

and a side view......

I have a filing cabinet with 12x12 drawers - perfect for my 12x12 scrapbook papers and it just fits beautifully under the desk - like it was meant to be rofl.!!  Pete was on his way home last Saturday when I bought everything.  He walked into the house to be greeting by loads of boxes, stuff everywhere and me up to me eyeballs in instruction papers, nails and screws "What the chuffing 'eck you doing"  or something to that effect was the first thing he said to me rofl.  He was a little star though and finished helping me put it together as I was nearly done.

I love it - sometimes I just go and sit in there and I always pop in just before I go to bed and just before I go to work - sad or what pmsl.  I don't think its sunk in yet that its mine - keep thinking I'm dreaming rofl.  There's even room for the pupsters crate under the desk when he comes home in August!!!!!

I'll post more pics over the next few months as the room itself is finished.  The walls opposite my desk and out of view are still awaiting wallpaper and Pete is plastering up the chimney breast as I type and a wood burning stove is planned...  I might NEVER leave once its all done rofl.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care

Mel X


Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, fab images & colouring, pretty papers & design, lovely new crafty space, have lovely weekend, happy crafting, sue,x

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Mel
I just love your new crafty space it's awesome, once you get the wood burner in you defo wont want to leave hehe
Great card too I love that image

Hugs Jackie x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fab card, Mel. Love that image.
Wow! Your crafting space is awesome - I spend many an afternoon at that Leeds Ikea store :-))
Caroline xxx

Stressed Stamper said...

wondered if you would show pics of space - fab space - I wld need a step ladder to reach the top though...fab card - love the girl peeping...frilly nics!
Sarah x

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Mel, love those images and the papers you've used! I love your new crafting space it looks fab!
Love Nicola xxx

Chrissy said...'s lovely, what a great space, and a wood burner to boot, you will be so cozy.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Mel...and your craft space is fabulous too sweetie...!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card Mel, pretty as a picture.
Fabby new space too, there'll be no stopping you now
Anne x

Angel said...

Hi Mel..

Thanks for stopping by, missed ya hun..

Card is adorable.

WOW, awesome crafty space, looks amazing, bet you have spent some hours in
Log burner too, you will never want to leave hehehehe...

Huggies Angel

Lesley said...

Hi Mel, love your new crafty space! And how luxurious having a wood burner in there too! xx

Pigmini said...

I'm deffo moving in!! LOL

Sue said...

Aww what an adorable image!! Love your colouring! Fab papers and flowers. Love it!

Love your crafting corner too!! I want to get my room organised like that! but it may take a while!!!

Hugs Sue xx

Emma said...

Aw such an adorable card, love how you merged the images.
And wow...I'm loving your craft space, looks fabulous hun.
Will have to catch up soon before I get too big and can only waddle!!! Lol
Hugs Emma x