Thursday, 5 January 2012

Studio news, part 4

Good afternoon everyone. Before I share my latest exciting Studio News I have a new card challenge entry to show you today. It is actually great to get out the non Christmas themed stamps and card making stash again having spent since last September making my Christmas cards. Today I am showing you that lovely Gorjuss Girls stamp I used in this post. Amazingly I popped that card into my Etsy Shop last week and it sold in 6 hours! I think that is a record for me. She is on her way to the USA.

For today's card I used a totally red and white colour scheme.





I used the same Gorjuss girl stamp and hand coloured her with my trusty Promarker pens keeping to a red and white theme. Again I cut her out and then put her in front of a couple of gorgeous die cuts from my stash.

I used something new on my card, these lovely red pearl embellishments...I also bought them in white and blue.




Thanks for looking at my card.

I would like to enter this into the following card challenges;


Winter Wonderland Red and White challenge
Totally Gorjuss Happy challenge 112
Simon Says Stamp New something My new are my pearls.
Penny Black Allsorts January challenge Love and hearts
Paper Sundaes challenge 101  Something old, something new New are my pearls, old is my backing paper.
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 49, something new New are my pearls
Papertake weekly challenge Anything goes with option of something new...my new red pearls!
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge 51, use new stash My new pearls and now in my stash!
Joanna Sheen January challenge, Celebrations. My card is a birthday celebration.

So now on to my Studio News...well my dear Hb was very busy on my behalf over the Christmas break. We bought some carpet which he fitted (he had to change the blade of his Stanley knife SO many times, he said it was really hard work).






On top of my wall to wall carpet I have put my heavy duty Ikea mat.















I also have my cupboards installed on
one side.




















Together with a brilliant flap down table which he installed at waist height so that I can stand and work too.















How nifty and space saving (and back saving!) is that!
















We also cut the 2nd blind to size which he put up.

I plan to get one more blind for the door in a deep raspberry/aubergine plain colour. 















He also put up the 2 beautiful prints which were sent to me from 2 of my dear American artist friends and I finally got round to framing.





This one from Shirley was my present from the "Pay it forward" which she and I were part of last year. Shirley does the most wonderful art and she knows how much I love pigs! How perfect is this!
















My 2nd  print is from Michele who did a very special thing and just sent me this wonderful print of the gorgeous Sea Dragon she showed on her blog last year. I had commented how awesome it was and she just sent it out of sheer blogging friendship...how touching is that! Even the envelope was decorated when it arrived. 

So now I can sit at my workbench and be watched over by these 2 very specials prints. Thank you both Shirley and Michele...they are a constant source of inspiration and I treasure them. I also can gaze out to my sweet pig that my son bought and I thought you would all like to know that he has a name now...Percy the Pig.








It's my day off today so I am having a crafting day out in my studio...again the weather has decided to warm up and I can put on my heater and craft away to my heart's content. We have had some really heavy rain and strong winds here in the UK but I am snug in my Studio. I am also hoping to start  playing with some  ideas for my wedding necklace...this Mother of the Bride business is great fun but time is ticking away now...if you want a precise time...it's 205 days to go ;0) I can't wait! 

Enjoy your day too,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

47 comments:

  1. Your Hb is a star! Looks so lovely! And the card is very pretty, as always, well done Jane!x

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  2. I can't believe you just said you were glad to get out the non-Christmas stamps, Jane!!! ;)
    Love the little card, it would be so lovely for a valentine birthday.
    The studio is looking great, having your carpet will make it so much warmer and the drop down table is a clever idea.
    It's such a beautiful day here today, blue skies, 10 degrees, happy days, love this pre-spring!
    Must go, I'm supposed to be spring cleaning! ;)
    V x

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  3. He is so good to me Nelli and worked so hard to get all that done for me before he went back to work.
    Jane x

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  4. LOL Vivienne, yes I actually said that didn't I! Valentine cards are next on my never ending list. It's lovely here again but soooo windy, enjoy your spring cleaning...I even took a leaf out of your book on Tuesday and did some!
    Jane x

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  5. A gorgeous red and white creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

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  6. Thanks Kate, I am glad you are doing some non Christmas themed challenges to start the New Year,
    Jane x

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  7. You craft room is looking very good Jane, I am sure you will love working it it.

    Your card is lovely, thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

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  8. Your studio looks wonderful, Jane, it just invites you to craft! And those prints, so you :)

    We have a bank holiday here to tomorrow, so here's to a long weekend, and of course to those 205days!!!! Cannot wait!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  9. Thanks Brenda, it's looking really good and it's still winter so I imagine in summer it will be even better!
    Jane x

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  10. It is such a creative space Mia. Don't you just love my prints ;0)
    The days are going quickly... Enjoy your bank holiday tomorrow- it's work for me!
    Jane x

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  11. Hi chick. Love this card - the colours are fab and the detail is brilliant :) Thank you for joining us over at the PTW & Simon Says Stamp Challenges, hugs, Dawny :)x

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  12. Your studio is really coming together, Jane, and it's lovely to see how you are making it your own and adding things you love. The drop down table is such a good idea, what a kind hb you have! Have a great nearly weekend!
    Helen x

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  13. It's coming along isn't it Helen. I am going to get another cupboard over the other side and some shelves for my tumble polisher but other than that I am all done. The flap down table is brilliant as I am often sorting designs etc out and find it much easier to stand than sit. Enjoy the weekend too, nearly there.
    Jane x

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  14. Your card is gorgeous and I love the way you have used the embellishments.
    Great craft space too - lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at penny black & more this month, hope to see you again.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  15. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

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  16. Thanks Linby, my studio is such a creative space for me.
    Jane x

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  17. Hi Jane, Love the way your studio has all come together.......with a lot of work I know. But how grand it looks. "A real creative haven" The drop table is so great and clever. Love your new card and framed pictures. Like the name Percy!
    Yes, time will be flying until the BIG day, and I know you will be enjoying every one.
    Happy weekend to you, xoRobin❤

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  18. A beautiful card - thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

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  19. Hi Robin it has been fun getting everything for my studio. Percy seems to like his name ! Enjoy the weekend too it's been a nice short week this week.
    Jane x

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  20. Hi Wendy I have enjoyed this month's challenge.
    Jane x

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  21. Hi Jane! Your studio is so lovely and inviting! It's so great to have a hb who can help and fix things! I just saw in one Finnich magazine a blanket with that beautiful fabric you have your curtains. Have a wonderful and creative weekend! x Teje

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  22. Beautiful card,love the image and the colour and those die cuts look fab
    Lindsay cc

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  23. Fabulous card Jane; gorgeous image, colours and layout. Your studio looks fab too! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!
    x

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  24. HI Teje, that fabric is Sanderson's dandelion clock and it is my favourite. I have a different colour way for my kitchen blind!
    Jane x

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  25. Thanks so much Lindsay,
    Jane x

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  26. Hi Katina I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to my studio too!
    Jane x

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  27. It's been a pleasure to see you filling your nest - the studio. I just love what you've done with it. It's such a treat to have a nice space to work on your artistic endeavors. Hugs, Teresa

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  28. Jane

    Yours card is stunning and I just love it. The red and white colour combination is perfect.

    I love that TG girl - she is one of my favourites.

    Can I borrow your husband - what a wonderful job he has made in your craft room you lucky lady ;o)

    Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our next challenge.

    Hazel x

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  29. It's a cozy nest indeed Teresa . Have a great weekend.
    Jane x

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  30. Thanks Hazel my Hb has worked so hard for me - he is a real trooper. Have a great weekend .
    Jane x

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  31. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  32. This is so stinking adorable! I love the color combo and thanks for being and enabler!! I'm going to need that heart die now! Thanks for joining this week at Party Time Tuesdays.
    See you again soon.
    Renee
    PTT DT

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  33. Thanks Renee that heart die cut is indeed very striking . I shall make full use of it in my cards .
    Jane x

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  34. It's looking like home :) I hope you find much happiness making your creations in your lovely space!

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  35. What a great space to work in! I think one day when both daughters are definitely out for good (daughter #2 is still in high school)I'll commandeer a bedroom and make it all mine.Those of us who are artists and crafters sure accumulate a lot of stuff!
    Enjoy the mild weather, who knows what's around the corner!

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  36. It's my second home Linda ;0)
    Jane x

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  37. Jane put your reservation on that room now ;0) - or your will have to build in the garden like I had to!
    Your own creative space is worth it's weight in gold!
    Jane x

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  38. oh how I love the dies you have used on this adorable card! wonderful!
    thanks for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays. :)

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  39. Thanks Jennifer, I have already sold this card in my Etsy shop.....another quick sale ;0)
    Jane x

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  40. This has got to be my most favourite of the Gorjuss girls,she's a dream to colour isn't she! I'm loving your heart Diecut! Thanks for joining us at LCI and showing off your New Stash!Happy crafting,Julie.x

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  41. She is such a great stamp Julie... I have used her lots and she always looks pretty. Thanks for visiting me here.
    Jane x

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  42. I love your beautiful card Jane the colours are fab!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at LCI and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie

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  43. And the final part of your trip through your Studio. Thanks so much. I love it and can just hear that you do too. That flap down table is gorgeous. Hope you'll find time to visit me sometime too. hugs Sharon

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x