Sunday, 15 April 2012

Boys have a soft side too!

Well this one has anyway lol. I finally got the chance to make a card but struggled to get my mojo going again.  
Breaking from old habits is hard but I am dying to get back to blogging and crafting after the house renovations and clean up! This card is for a 16 year old from his tutor. I kept it quite simple and quite soft in colours too but added some staples and ripped edges to make it more manly looking!
Image - Sugar Nellie
Papers - from my scrap box
Embellishments - doodling, cricuit stars, ribbon and staples
Medium - it is coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into
Cards for Men -  spring colours
Top Tip Tuesday - spotty dotty
Shopping our Stash - masculine theme or boy colours
Creative Craft - followed their sketch
Emergency Crafts - plain and simple
Saturday Challenge - a man's card
Craft your days away - metal (staples in the ribbon)
PanPastel Uk - one for the boys

Now I have a photo of my new craft room finally! I still have a bit more stuff to get in there. I am planning to put all my rubber stamps into cd boxes and wall mount them for easier access. I want more drawer storage as well but all in good time. I  am just too tired and have too many orders and design team stuff to catch up on so this is how it will be for another little while. We have the boys all shifted into their rooms and in the utility room we just need to finish the worktops and add the cupboard doors and get a bit of shelving.
Let me know what you think and if you have any good storage solutions yourself?

I have added lots more photos to MY CRAFT ROOM page above if you are interested.

29 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

wow fantastic I thought u where talking about the cubes with baskets, full to capacity I see and great you have all that light coming in on your workspace, luv the colour too.
stunning card luv this little chap.
Have fun.
Chris x

brenda said...

Morning Pinky,

That craft room looks to be coming on nicely and great having your desk housed under the window. All the upheaval will be worthwhile when it's all done.

Saw your mention of a lamp, I treated myself to an Ottlite from C&C, well two actually. I have looked at them so many time and decided my daylight lamp must be just the same, but there's no comparison.

After getting the first one to go over my main work desk, I was so impressed I got another slightly smaller one to go on my computer desk and am well pleased with them.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Nicole said...

Your craftroom looks faboulous!!! Just like your card. Have a nice sunday. Love Nicole

Susan Flynn said...

Fab teen card! Your craft room certainly looks organised! x

Alyce said...

This is gorgeous Pinky! Love the colours and the funky image. Craft storage is SO hard!! My stuff is alllll over the house. :( Your new storage looks great though :)

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the colours. Loving your craft room, lucky you.....

Hazel said...

Hey Pinky

Check out your awesome craft room - you lucky lady!

Stunning card - love the image and it looks great with those colours too.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really fantastic card, I love the soft colours and the image is fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,love your craft space,and wow you have some craft stuff,too sweetie,gosh,looks amazing,oh how I wish,I could have my room back,as for your card,Hun its just brilliant really beautifully,designed,and super layout too,hugs Cherylxxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Pinky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous card, great image & colouring, fabulous design, your craftroom looks fantastic hun, sue,x

coops said...

stunning card pinky.love the fab image and the wording and doodling is fab :D
great pics of your new craftroom too, looks great, so much space and shelfing ;D

xx coops xx

Judith said...

Love your card - great image beautifully coloured - a great take on a masculine card - wow what a lovely tidy craft room! Thanks for playing along at creative craft challenge - hope we see you back again - and good luck hugs Judith x

Lynn Holland said...

Great workroom I would love to have a snoop round. Have you seen all the great workspaces on WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
If you link over to my blog you will see the link there on last Wednesdays posting.
Best wishes
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today

Beryl said...

Glad you're getting the house sorted at last. If you're anything like me you'll keep moving stuff around in the craft room trying to get everything accessible. Two and a half months on and I still keep moving stuff.
I think the card is great and the young man will love it - but I don't remember ever getting a birthday card from my teachers. How times change.
Beryl xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and a great masculine card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so fabulous Pinky, love it. Amazing craft room
luv
Debby

Paige said...

Great card and so well designed! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

It's always fun to get a peek into someone's stamp room! TFS!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Love the image and the papers.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Nikbee said...

Your craft room looks wonderful. I have shelves like yours, also full to bursting!
I love your card. The colours are fab.
Nikki x

Bunny said...

Lovely card, thanx for joining us at Craft your days away, and good luck.

Caz CYDA DT

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

love the soft colour pallet and design of this card! perfect male themed card! thanks for joining us at Emergency crafters, Nelly x

Hazel said...

Love your card - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is adorable and perfect for a young man!!! Love the cute image and pretty colors!!! Your craft room looks fantastic...you can store a lotta stuff on those shelves!!!

Lisa M said...

Perfect masculine card and I really like the journaling all around the image!
I've just been to see the pictures of your new craft room and can I just say...
I promise I won't take up any room, I'm very quiet and I'm housebroke too! :) Wow, lucky you...looks amazing in there. :0

Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa :)

Janiel/ janny said...

Great card. And then your work space is wonderful. Great place to create.

Thank you for joining us this time at The Little Darlings Challenge Blog.
hugs...

Chrissy said...

Very sweet boy card Pinky, and just love your new craft room...nice and quiet and peaceful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

LaJanette said...

What a sweet card in a manly kind of way:0) I love these colors and the border of words is just FAB! Your coloring of this super cool image is outstanding! Love it!

OMG those cubies are awesome! Love all that you can fit in the floor to ceiling cubes!

Thanks for playing along in our Spotty Dotty Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope to see you back often:0)

Hugs;
Janette
Psst...I have candy on my blog if you care to take a lookie:0)

Samantha said...

Fab card Pinky! love the soft tones and the wording around your image too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)