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Saturday 17 January 2015

ATC and Craft Room Makeover

Good morning all. What is everyone getting up to today? I think it will be a quiet one here...lots of crafting now I have space to move! I've lots of new stuff still waiting to be put through it's paces.

It was a lovely day here yesterday but very, very cold so I tucked myself in the craft room and made some progress with future DT projects. I managed this little ATC to share too though.

Kraft card ATC painted with gesso then coloured with gelatos. Texture added down LHS with glass bead glitter gel. JOFY stamp (JM25) stamped onto tissue paper with Memento and coloured with promarkers. Love sentiment stamped and grungy dots stamped on top. Two hearts which were die waste added top right.  Grunged the edges with black gelato then I used some picket fence spray stain to finish off.
I entering this at Paper Artsy where the challenge is "Fragile Papers". I was inspired by Clare who used tissue paper on her Journal Tag, although in a completely different way! Loved all of the inspiration this fortnight but I was short on time and the scale adapted easily to an ATC.

 This is roughly what my craft room used to look like..it was too much of a mess to take before pictures!! These pictures were taken just after the room was fitted out a few years ago. I did change things a bit and had got rid of the pine desk and replaced it with a plastic trolley when I no longer needed a printer in there. 

This is what it looked like on Thursday after my big sort out.

All my ribbons now hanging on the back of the door. Moving into the room the trolleys and 2 extra new sets of drawers house mostly mixed media findings and bits to recycle along with my punches.
Opposite wall...my stamps, embossing folders and some dies sit on top of drawers housing glue, card, aqua tints and embossing powders (2 extra sets of drawers here). Above this I have a rack for my ink pads.

The window wall...large nesties and 6" paper on the shelves...my work space.... with lots of drawer space beneath (metal drawers are new)...magnetic die storage and large stamp sets. I got rid of the ribbon racks and now have some wall space for displaying finished goods.

Back wall...more work space...loads of drawers (2 extra sets here too) with space above for storing boxes and stuff...my promarkers and a little workspace for colouring. I had a paper rack where the two canvases are on the wall but have taken it down too. There is another higher shelf which houses empty cardboard boxes, printer paper and large card blanks....but mainly empty boxes!!
So as you can see I did manage to use all six sets of drawers hubby bought...and here's me thinking two sets would be enough!!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Lovely sparkly ATC Carol. Your craft room looks so neat and organised now! Susan x

  2. Ooh what an adorable card and Carol as always it's gorgeous and your craft room looks amazing!! hope you have an enjoyable weekend x

  3. A fabulous ACT Carol, lovely texture and colours.
    I bet you can't find anything now you have tidied it all away! Joking apart it looks great, hubby obviously knew that you need all of those sets of drawers.

  4. A stunning ATC with so much beautiful detail on such a small surface. Love your re-organisation.
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  5. Good afternoon Carol,
    Loving your "craft room" everything looks brilliant. I don't have a room, my things are spread about the house in corners I can fit them into.
    Brilliant ATC great colour. You have packed so much into such a small space.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  6. Fabulous ATC project Carol, I love the colours and stamps,the glass beads glitter looks gorgeous.
    WOW, fab craft room, I craft on the dining table and have loads of boxes in the spare room, but can't fit it out as thr room is sometimes used as a bedroon. Hugs Kate x

  7. The ATC is gorgeous, I do love the beautiful design. Thanks for sharing your make over craft room.
    Linda xxx

  8. Fabulous ATC Carol. Love the colour. Wow, your craft room looks so much bigger now too. Love those metal drawers. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. Love your ATC Carol. You certainly have a lovely well organised craft area now. I'm envious. Hugs Christine xx

  10. Great to see your crafty space, wish i had all those draws, my room is so messy at the moment, too many projects on the go, great ATC. xx

  11. Love your ATC Carol, great rich colour too.Your crafty space looks very organized too, mine is still a work in progress lol.Sorry comments are late but getting to grips with a new 'puter argghhh! Viv xx

  12. CAn you come and sort my spaces out too please...might take a month tho! Love your tissue ATC! Too cute!


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