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Monday 14 July 2014

The Ribbon Girl - Candy Winner

Hello my lovelies.

Thank you to everyone that entered my little candy and thank you for all your lovely comments on my craft room makeover.
I've still been putting stuff back in the room and I think I'm about finished now, apart from the notice board.

I just need to find some spare time to spend in there!

So I have a winner, chosen at random...

...and that is MaryJ

If you can please EMAIL ME Mary...I need your email address to arrange for your vouchers to be sent to you.

Love 'n' hugs

Sunday 6 July 2014

Totally Tilda and The Ribbon Girl Challenges

Good Morning.

At long last I'm back with a card. It's been 6+ weeks since I made anything and it was so nice to use my new craft room for the 1st time, if a little difficult to find where I've put stuff!!

So today's card is for two challenges, Totally Tilda 100th Challenge, where the theme is 'Anything Goes' and The Ribbon Girl card challenge where the theme is 'Summer'. 

Flower Tilda with Bow Knot has been coloured with DI markers.
The card shape was cut with a Go-Kreate die....I wish I could buy some more of these but they never seem to have any stock when I check the website.
The gorgeous papers are the new Pion collection My Precious Daughter, a birthday gift from a special friend ♥
And the sentiment is from a set by Amy R.

All the embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl apart from the 2 little butterflies which are cut out from the Pion papers.

50mm Emily Embroidered Tulle Lace - sorry but this is out of stock due to a problem with quality.


For the challenge at Totally Tilda it's a little different this time.
We have two generous sponsors and so two prizes...

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Also, as it's our 100th challenge some of the DT are offering candy. 
I have a nice little mystery parcel containing stamps, a paper pad, dies and embellies.
To win any of the DT's candy is easy...just enter the challenge.

The Ribbon Girl also has a fabulous prize on offer for the 'Summer' Card Challenge.

A £10 voucher from our lovely sponsors at  Lili Of The Valleyand

Now who wouldn't want to win that? I love a good spend at both these shops :)

Two challenges, both with nice and easy themes and both with fabulous prizes so why not join've got to be in it to win it!

( and I still have candy running for another week on the post HERE )

Thanks for looking
Love 'n' hugs

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Craft Room Photos and Candy

And now for the results of my husbands labour of love.
I totally ADORE my new room, it looks so much bigger - to me - and feels light and airy and it's exactly what I dreamt of...only better.
I owe a massive thank you to my lovely hubby for all his hard work and for giving me free reign with his wallet.

It's going to be a long post again as I wanted to try to add links to the lovely places I bought my goodies from, and I've tried to show the photos in a similar order to the 'before' ones, going clockwise around the room.

The view from the door way.
The paint is from Ecos Organic Paints  I've got White Lily on the wood work and 3 of the walls and Fjord on the back wall. I LOVE that colour so much! The paint is water based, organic and totally solvent free - as used in the Louvre - well if it's good enough for the Mona Lisa....

Behind the door is the new Pax wardrobes from Ikea - I went for 2 single wardrobes rather than one double, with Risdal doors. The doorknobs are off eBay.

The storage boxes are also from Ikea except the wicker ones which are a set from Aldi.

Three drawers on each side of the wardrobes.

Next to the wardrobe we have my lovely oak work tops...oh my goodness I love these too!
We intended to buy them from Ikea but when we went to order them we discovered they take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive so Phil did some research on the Internet and they came from Wood Work Tops
They were so helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.
A shout out to Magic Mike for cutting the worktops to size and rounding them off, he was so very generous in giving up his free time ♥

Paper storage unit from Storage4crafts, also extremely helpful people.

I really didn't need the Raskog kitchen trolley but the colour went so well with the paint that I was having it!
The day light lamp on the desk was bought from Optima for £89.32p with free P+P rather than direct from Daylight Company at £144.99p plus £5.99 P+P.
I'm so good at saving Phil money :)

The two wall shelf units are from Shabby Store
Another store that I will happily buy from again, thank you to James as I think I talked his ears off!

Evie the bunny is a birthday gift from the sweet Miss Dena and will keep Olive the mouse - a gift from an exceptionally lovely lady - very good company. Both were lovingly made by Rachel at Rocky Loves Rosie.

The storage jars with ceramic bird lids are from Live Laugh Love.

Another store I could spend a months wages in and the delivery was faster than the speed of light.

The cake stand was another eBay buy and those cute dolly pegs are hand painted by Suzann at Frillyflowers.

Another storage unit from Storage4crafts.

The Gregor chair is from Ikea and the gorgeous cushion cover is from All The Trimmings UK on Etsy.

And lastly I have my lovely little light from Sainsburys.
Damn it but they've reduced the price of them now pfftt!

I still have birthday gifts that I haven't put in the room yet and I need to put up a notice board and clean up the Distress re-inkers before I put them back.

Thank you very much for looking and for your patience in my absence, and now on to some candy.

I have a £50 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for one winner chosen at random.
Please note: The vouchers can be redeemed against any of the vast products stocked in the shop, but not against the P&P, which can be anything from £2.50 in the UK up to £5.25 for the USA.

To enter just click on the blue frog, candy will run for 2 weeks.
Thanks for looking
Love 'n' hugs