Don’t you just love the end of the holiday year when you just have to take the holiday time you have not managed to take 🙂 So here I am on my last holidays bits.
I have tidied again, re-arranged again and crafted again.
Firstly let me share my latest storage solution. I am sure I am not the only one who has alphabet dies that come as a ‘block’ so you end up with various letters you didn’t need , quite apart from the ones that we cut then don’t use. I have stored these various ways but have now gone with this………
A pill box. It is one of those that has the week and 4 compartments per day i.e. 28 compartments. This particular one cost £1.49 and each day comes out seperately. I have created a box from odd coloured card stock just to keep it controlled as the separate trays are for obvious reasons fairly loose, printed some letters and sorted. Last 2 compartments have numbers and punctuations.
I have then gone for the ‘stuff’ found when tidying desk and scrap boxes.
7*5 – I had to make a New Job card and these were bits I got out but didn’t use. I decided on an easel card as I do quite like them and wanted to try the ‘opposite’ way of folding the card. I think I prefer this way as it seems more stable. Brown hunkydory base mat, black mat, gold mirri mat + hunkydory little book image. I have added peel-offs to the sides of topper. (A bit old school I know but I find them useful). Stopper is some more of the brown hd, black mat and an off-cut from a card I made 2 years ago :). Have added some images cut from a paper off-cut (as it happens also from a 2 year old make)
A5 – White hammered card base, edged with pebeo silver gilding wax. Base mat layer is an hd paper off-cut. black and silver mirri mats. Topper is from hd little book which I have created decoupage, three layers on the flowers and just the one for the saying.I have added pin flair craft glaze to the vase and some nuvo drops to the flower centres.
6*6 – Gold mirri base mat, an insert off-cut and a pink hd off-cut with some gold tape over the join (in this photo you can see the shadow of the join but not in real life) A couple of die cuts (all in off-cut box) and gold nuvo drops.
6*6 – The things I find in my scrap box !!! Die cut layered onto green hd. The flowers and butterflies are all from an ‘sticker’ sheet that I have no idea where it came from. It is quite ‘posh’ as it is embossed and everything. Only new thing added are the candi corners.
6*6 – The red base appears to have originally been cut to go with the green die-cut on previous card ( yes I don’t know either) Rosette and banners were me playing, along with the ‘Thank You’. The mat gold layer was also in the scrap box now cut to size and die cut with a tonic layering die..
I’d like to say that scraps box was looking emptier but I would be lying, however desk is clear.