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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My 2 1/2 inches

Oh! what a beautiful morning...Oh!what a beautiful day! I've got a funny feeeeeeling, nothings going right today....

What a great start..pulled venetian blind up and the whole thing fell down.....
pushed the kettle button down.....nothing....now my toothbrush handle snapped...lol...such minor problems but enough to make you grimmace....

Anyway, I dont care..tomorrows pay day, got myself in credit with rent.. so have a few extra pennies in my pocket this week...hope they can stay there...but highly unlikely...

Have a few pictures today..but want to start with a couple of cards..

Love the feeling of this card it is so thick...like smelling pages in a new book.
Meljen designs giraffe...too cute. This little guy is going into two challenges..
Meljens designs they have a recipe..3 colours..2 patterned paper..1 bow.
My colours..brown...yellow orange/dark orange..papers are the striped and leafy, and LAYERS...
which brings me to the next challenge..
cupcake crafts have a challenge with 'lots of layers' and this wee card has 5 layers.


My next card is  different, as an elderly client [93] gave me this little mouse that she had cut out into a circle and thought I could use it 'On my Blod'....as I've been telling her what I've been doing..she is deaf so she cant here the 'G' so it's my 'Blod'..lol..so I made a card for her...as she going to the Drs. again and thought I would just give her this back...plus it is for a challenge at Craft us Crazy .....'thinking of you' - animals.


Cute little mouse...easy card....but quite pretty. Used MME papers..all glittery, everything else out of my stash.

Just a couple of photos to show you my extra 2 1/2 feet of craft space.


See that lump in the carpet? Well the big dark cabinet behing that black cabinet was on THIS side of that lump.

So now just behind the chicken at the back...my printer can now sit on that unit instead of up on my desk where my elbow rests when I'm typing... Perfect....
And one more because I'm showing off...Those black cabinets with wheels were the best buy ever from K mart. The draws are 12x12 and one holds  all my papers..well nearly all.and the other one in this photo holds my wooden stamps and clear stamps in the bottom. The little plastic bags hanging in the front are baby singlet snap lock bags that my daughter scored for me from her work. They hold my fancy papers and clear stamps...you can only look at them...no touching..lol..

Hope you enjoy my cards and the tour...have a great evening...see you soon..typing away here in a world of my own..just looked at the clock..ohoh..hope theres no red lights today..gotta fly..
Luv CHRISSYxx

40 comments:

Squidgi Digi said...

ooh what a fab crafty space.. better than my dining room table lol
Love he cards .. the little giraffe is sooo cute
Lisa x

Heather said...

Both cards are fabulous!! So nice of you to give the one back! Glad you no longer have to rest your elbow on your printer.. :o)

Teresa said...

Oh Chrissy! You never explained the chicken! You said it as if everyone has a chicken in their craft room!LOL Great cards, love the giraffe...and I bet your deaf lady will love your card. Happy Crafting, Hugs, Teresa x

Squirrel x said...

Wonderful cards hun, love the giraffe and that little mouse is a cutie. Your blod goes from strength to strength and I can see why, what super organised craft storage! Envious? From me, the Queen of Chaos? You bet I am! Lol! Huge hugs Sxx

pinky said...

I have been waiting on this post Chrissy, lol. Loving your workspace, great organisation. I would so love descent storage for 12 x 12 papers, mine are getting curly lol. Love your two beautiful cards, how cute is that little giraffe. How sweet was that lady, its just a gorgeous little image. Happy blodding lol.
Pinky

pinky said...

Opps forgot to say bad things happen in threes so you've had your share now:)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, I like that giraffe. your craft room is very tidy and well organised, unlike mine, I do try but it just wont stay tidy lol.
Kevin xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful cards! Love this giraffe image and the colors and papers are perfect for him! Your crafty space looks awesome as well!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Love your cards! They are so sweet! Thanks for joining our challenge at Meljen's Designs!

Cheryl said...

Your cards are adorable! I hope things turn around for you today.


~Cheryl~


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heidy said...

Hi Chrissy,love your cards they're both gorgeous,and great craftspace,my papers always getting curly hehe
Hope your day turns out great,and no red lights
Hugs Heidy

Cheryl said...

ohh gorgeous craft space hun,lots to play with,and great organisation,too hun love the cards they are just adorable hugs cheryl xxx

Gemma said...

Love your cards and the tour, great craft space and keep up the good spirit the sun is shining (here in Holland)! Hugs Gemma

Vicky said...

Hello my sweetie wow 2 gorgeous cards again hun I weely weely love the first one I just luuurrrvvve layers & this is done perfectly its gorgeous. Love the giraffe. The 2nd one is soooo sweet hun & I reckon the lovely lady will love it hope she goes ok at the docs.
Loving your crafty space very organised....a girl after my own heart....everything has a place.
Hun your candy isnt at the top but I'm thinking you know that dont you lol.
If you go into edit posts & then click on the post you want to edit i.e Candy, Once its opened go to post options at the bottom & click on it. Where it says post date & time set your date to the date you want your candy to end & then click publish. That should make it stay at the top hopefully hun. Hope it works for you.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Fabulous craft space Chrissy and I'm loving your gorgeous cards too hun...they are super duper sweetie!

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

gorgeous cards chrissy.i love the adorable images and great colours and designs and wow to your craft room, its massive!! :D

xx coops xx

Karina said...

Ohhh... I love to see others craftrooms!!! Thank you so much for sharing those pics with us. And your cards are beautiful. I especially love the one with the giraffe. Such a cutie.
Hugs, Karina

*Vicki* said...

Such lovely creations Chrissy!! :) Love your fun crafty space too!! Lots of fun storage to hold your goodies!! and the chicken?!!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie these are gorgeous, perfect colours and layouts, hugs ♥ pops x

Molecraft said...

Fabulous cards Chrissy, love the giraffe! Glad you have some more space to be creative, looks very tidy!
Helen x

Dianne said...

Your cards are sooooo cute! Fabulous work and your coloring is awesome. So happy I found your blog.

Hugs,
Dianne
http://mypaperhugs.blogspot.com/

Dianne said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you "Harry" is adorable - love him to.

Hugs,
Dianne
http://mypaperhugs.blogspot.com/

Tracy said...

Fabulous creations Chrissy, fab craft space too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

maddy hill said...

wonderful cards Chrissy and how nice of that lady to save you that and give it to you . love your craft space x
hugs
maddy

Mina said...

oh wow Chrissy how neat and tidy is your craft area, wanna come tidy mine lol...your cards are fab as always...never worry the thing with days that start like that is they can only get better
Mina xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Chrissy!! Love that sweet Giraffe. Too cute!! Love you neat crafty area. I envy your space...I craft in my kitchen....
hugs,
Chris

majsan said...

Loved it!! That little mouse was just adoreble...!
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY.
Hugs,
Maria

Rica said...

Fabulous card Chrissy, perfect papers and layout for the cute giraffe and how sweet of your 93yr old client to cut out and save you that beautiful bird image....AND....how sweet of you to make a card with it to give to her, it is gorgeous and she will treasure it I'm sure!!
It must be fabulous to have more and new workspace and be able to organize yourself better - it looks great!!
hugs
Heather xx

Tasha said...

Love your cards they are really sweet, the giraffe one is totally adorable, love the sentiment too
love tasha xx

Chris said...

Hi Chrissy and thanks for your lovely comment a little while ago, much appreciated :)! I love your cards, your beautiful colouring and all the wonderful details in them both, just gorgeous! Selling on Ebay is in my grand plan and hopefully I'll get some cards on there very soon, so sweet of you to mention that. Have a very happy Easter, hugs, Chris x

Mary J said...

Fabulous craft space, Chrissy! You lucky thing!

Brilliant cards! I love that giraffe - great layout! And lovely colours with the mouse one!

jojoscraps said...

Hi Chrissy, I love that you used the mouse from your client and posted it on your blod! Nice space too. I wonder if you will mess it up as fast as I would. lol
Jo xx

Mandy said...

Hey hunny, I hope you haven't gone breaking anything else you vandal lol.
Gorgeous cards Chrissy, I love the giraffe and how sweet and thoughtful of your client to save you the little mouse, I'm sure she'll be thrilled to know the card you've made her is on your blod lol.
I loved having a nose around your crafty space, it's so neat and tidy just how I like it, I so can't do mess, yep very anal I know hubby's told me for years lol
hugs Mandy xx

Iulia said...

Hi Chrissy! Love your craft space hun. So well organised! It doeasn't have to be big, but well organised. I have a big room only for my stuff and I can tell you it's not half as pretty as yours. What does the chicken stand for...lol? Just had to ask. I presume it is not a stuffed animal or something...:)
Love your giraffe sweetie and also your "blod"... no off to enter the candy!
Hugs, Iulia

Anita said...

Chrissy, your cards are adorable. Your client sounds like a sweetheart. I hope your week has gotten better lol! Thanks for joining us in the Meljen's Designs Challenge this week.

Shirley-anne said...

hello Chrissy, please pleeeeeze come and stay at my place and tidy my room like your space. I have to walk into my room sideways ..dare not take photo . Love your two cards Love the layered card .And kind of you to return lady's little picture as a card .

gobeagirl said...

Hi Chrissy. Love the cards. They are both so pretty. Love it. I also enjoyed your crafty tour! Don't you just love seeing where everyone gets their crafting on? I do. Thanks for sharing your new found extra space. What fun! Hugs, Lisa

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello, just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my blog candy!
Good Luck!!
Oh I loved having a peek at your crafting space and your cards are beautiful!!!


hugs, Janiel

Shelly said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Fab layers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly x