Over on the CASology blog, I have a photo of my computer area and a bit of information about how I work etc. I mention in the post my dining table area where I craft and this is it:
I see so many photos from people showing off their craft areas and they are all so gorgeous. My area may not be fancy but it gets the job done and I can watch tv and talk to the family at the same time, so all is good. It actually gets really cold in this corner for some reason, so when Winter really hits, I drag what I need over to the fireplace and craft in front of it. Surrounded by the dogs and cats as well......
I took a photo of something else I thought you might find funny. I love all the folders, envelopes etc that you can buy to store your stamps and dies. Unfortunately that sort of storage system is WAY beyond my budget so I store my stamps and dies this way:
This is so embarassing but funny at the same time!! I use Snaplock Sandwich bags to put my stamps in and separate each brand by a piece of cardboard (usually cut from Nutragrain cereal boxes). Ah how the other half lives!!
I wanted to share with you today as well, a photo of the first card I received an Honorable Mention for from CASology. It was Challenge # 93, so about two years ago:
I've looked at a lot of my cards from when I first started making them, and many of them are so awful!! This one I'm still really happy with and I can see where my CAS style started taking shape.
Final photo I promise!! I managed to make a card for this weeks CASology challenge 'Sprinkle':
I cut a panel of white CS and used my mini-blending tool and Distress Inks 'Mermaid Lagoon', 'Salty Ocean', Peacock Feathers' and 'Cracked Pistachio' to create a 'watery coloured' background. I then flicked droplets of water over the panel with my fingers and used a tissue to remove the liquid. I used a waffle-edged frame to cut the panel and then cut another frame from white CS and put them both together with some washi tape at the back. It was then adhered to the card front.
The umbrella and handle were die-cut 3x from white CS, glued together and then to the card front. I then stamped the sentiment in black and added some blue and clear sequins.
The waffle frame is from Pretty Pink Posh, as well as the sequins. The umbrella die is from Paper Smooches and the sentiment from Create a Smile 'Bad Day'.
I hope you enjoyed this sneaky peek into my crafting zone and that it gave you a bit of a giggle. Next week I thought I would share some of my favourite CAS creations, so hope you will join me here and on the CASology blog.