Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thinking of you + new craft space

I'm happy to have the day off work today as it's a mid-week public holiday! I set myself two tasks...

1. Clean up my craft table which is still a mess from two or three projects ago. I have the horrible habit of getting up and going off to do something else after I've finished a project and when I sit down again to start another I just sweep all of the materials to one side. It irritates me but I'm powerless against it. BTW, still haven't done it! Ha! I'm writing this entry instead. See what I mean??

2. Make a card for a work colleague who has suffered a recent personal tragedy.  I used the CAS-ual Friday's challenge which was to use the Clean and Simple FTL for this week.

I used the above sketch to create the following card:

Thinking of you (1)

Thinking of you (2)

It's a really little card to fit these cute mini envelopes I have in my envelope stash. The cardstock is watercolouring card from an A5 pad. I used Black Onyx Versafine for all of the stamping. For the colouring I used a green marker on the flower stem which I cut out and attached using my Quickie glue pen, and the flower was coloured using prismacolor pencils.

The stamp sets I used were "Petals from Scratch" by Fiskars and "Classic Sentiments" by Hero Arts.

If you want to play along in the CAS-ual challenge too you can check it out here. The challenge is to use the FTL sketch from Clean&Simple here.

I thought I would also share a photo of my new craft space which is looking MUCH neater in the photo than it does presently:

It's still a work in progress, I need to figure out more storage and better ways to organise the things that I reach for most like ink pads and scrap paper...

Note the little brown cat bed... my cats LOVE looking out of windows so I have to oblige them by putting beds next to every window possible. It's really the cats' house, we just pay the mortgage ;)

Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day!


  1. Delightfully clean and simple and oh so striking. I hope it will put a smile to your friends face! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Simple and fabulous - just the way I like my cards! :D

  3. Oh my! I love this! So simple and cute~! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. OH my, now this is CAS, and perfect CAS to boot. WOW. I'm in awe. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. i like your clean and clear card is so unique.

    Plastic business cards 
    Plastic Card


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