Sunday, 23 August 2015

Raskog Trolley - Pimp It!

OK I know I'm late to the party with this (I'm sure most of you already have one) but I thought I'd share my latest crafty purchase. Yep I finally treated myself to a Raskog Trolley from IKEA.


As many of you know I haven't been able to craft properly for the past couple of years due to a build on my home that went horribly wrong. Every now and then I have to craft but it's like pulling teeth as I have to use the dining room table and most of my stuff is stored away in boxes. Sometimes it can take me a good couple of hours to find items in my stash that I know I have and then I have to clear away and repack stuff and to be honest it just takes the enjoyment out of it. I wouldn't mind if it was stuff I didn't use very often but I'm talking basic stuff like tools, dies, glues and paints!


My long suffering Husband is fed up with my grouching about not being able to craft and suggested that as temporary fix he'd set up one of the new units we've purchased for the craft room in the dining room downstairs. I really didn't like this idea as it would mean losing precious living space, so after much thinking and googling I finally decided that the Raskog Trolley might be the answer. It means the stuff I use frequently is to hand and I can easily tidy it away. Plus the trolley can be moved out of sight when not in use.


I've pimped my trolley and am now kicking myself that I didn't buy more of the hanging pots. Still it gives me an excuse to return to IKEA! If you have one and have pimped it I'd love to see what you've done as I'm sure there must be lots of really cool ideas to increase storage space.

As you can see Miss Lillie has given it a good look over and is somewhat disappointed that there isn't room for her on it!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Sunday, 16 August 2015

It's that Gorjuss Girl again!

I thought it was about time that I dug out my Gorjuss Girls decoupage as it's been a while since I last used it. This was a super quick and easy make which took about twenty minutes to pull together.



I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

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I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - 3 or more layers
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbons & Pearls
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Sunday, 9 August 2015

PolkaDoodles Paper/Stamp Kit Project - Altered Book


Did you check out the new kit from PolkaDoodles? Fab isn't it? This is one of the projects that is in the step by step project booklet. Despite my best efforts to use everything in the kit I failed miserably! I still have loads left and am currently working on a couple more projects using the kit. The only extra bits needed to make this project are the book, matchboxes, string pearls, die cut branches, paint, and inks.

Apologies in advance for the photo heavy post but there's so much detail that I struggled to fit it into just a couple of photos.


This is the front cover, you get all of the embellishments with the exception of the pearl string and branch die cut.  Can you see those sweet little mdf birds? They are part of the kit and are a perfect size for most projects.


One of the sentiment stamps. Look how perfectly they stamp onto acetate.



Lots of lovely ribbon and lace from the kit.


Can you see all the gorgeous texture?


Little drawers for your secret stash!


A little bit of shaker fun!


Bright and beautiful!


 I think this is my favourite page. There's a little niche and lots of stamping!


 I hope you like my project. I had fun creating it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

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I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Fantasy Stampers - Lots of Layers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything but a card
In the Pink - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon and Pearls
All Crafts - Anything goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
Country View Crafts - Summer
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Summertime Fun

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Sneaky Peek - PolkaDoodles Stamp & Paper Kit

Have you seen the brand new Stamp & Paper Kit from PolkaDoodles which launched on Friday? If you haven't pop over for a look now! It's seriously awesome value for money. Not only do you get stamp, papers, ribbons, lace and the most fantastic embellishments, but you also get a 22 page project booklet which contains step by step instructions for five amazing projects. Stock is limited, so don't miss out and grab yours now.


Here's a sneaky peek of one of the projects from the kit made by yours truly. Keep your eyes peeled cos I'll pop back tomorrow with a full blog post showing my project in all of it's glory!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x                                                  




Wednesday, 29 July 2015

New England Patriots Birthday Card

It was my daughter's Boyfriend's birthday at the weekend and he's a massive New England Pats fan. Sadly here in the UK there is little to no merchandise available so I had to make him a card! This was a super quick and easy make and amazingly it photographed so well that you can see the gloss and the glitter that I used.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Masculine Card (Spotlight Artist)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes

Friday, 24 July 2015

PolkaDoodles Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun - Gingerbread Love!

You'll be pleased to know that this is the last of my samples from Friday's show! It was another super quick and easy make and I will be remaking this one for a few friends who love Gingerbread Men!


Everything other than the doily, buttons, string and red striped ribbon is from the collection (even those cute little candy canes which have been given a 3D effect simply by adding some Glossy Accents).

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

PolkaDoodles Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Clean & Simple Christmas Card

Are you sick of seeing me yet? Lol. Don't worry I'll disappear again for a little while soon! I just needed to get all my samples blogged before I lose the photos or life stops me from blogging again!

Anyway, this is yet another of my samples that I made for the PolkaDoodles Create and Craft Show. It's a really quick and easy make, so ideal for those batch Christmas Cards.


I hope you like it?

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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