Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Meet Rascog

I recently became the proud owner of a Rascog......yes seriously it's the name of a kitchen trolley sold by IKEA which is brilliant for storing craft materials. I have hankered after one for the last 2 years. Santa even had one on his list but obviously thought I had not been good enough...LOLOL. 2 weeks ago my Hb and I went to IKEA to look at some wardrobe storage and I remembered Rascog and looked him up.

We were really impressed by the size and quality that one slipped onto our trolley and came home. There are 3 colourways, black, cream and blue and I just had to have the duck egg's gorgeous,

However before I could use him it was the inevitable time for DIY...never my forte when presented with all these parts.

Bless his heart my darling Hb came to the rescue with his screwdriver.
And here is my Rascog in all his glory.
And his wheels move beautifully.

I will be taking Rastog down to my studio in the spring but for now I am using him indoors to store  in my temperature sensitive mediums. I have also put the stamps I am using for current projects there.
There is lots of space and in due course I will stack him up more efficiently.

I also bought a pair fo trainers recently for the summer in a not disimilar colour and I thought how brilliantly the raspberry colour goes with the blue on the box.
So yes these colours got me playing with blues and raspberry and pink. I brayered a background with Fresco paints.
There are some great challenges around at the moment I wanted to combine. For the Craft Stamper Take it make it challenge I needed use text. I stamped my Visible Image Bronte verse in pink and then in grey inks on top.
Out came my Tale of Two cities paperback and I stamped my new Wendy Vecchi floral set as well as a Visible Image butterfly to make a card.

and then it was time to put on my creative hat. This is what I came up with. My card is mounted on a Kraft card blank. I added some stencilling with archival ink. I think the Wendy Vecchi sentiment is perfect. I decided in the end not to add the butterfly, I often change things round when I am putting my projects together.
 I added some texture with crackle pasted to the die cut frame.
 I loved working with these colours.

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

Craft stamper take it make it  Text me
Pixie's snippets playground  #216 2/3 I used a snippet of card for my sentiment
Country View make your own background
Penny Black and More 2/3 anything goes with a stamp and a die
Ribbon Girl 2/3 any image card challenge
Simon says stamp Mondays 1/5 upcycle/recycle I have certainly upcycled my book pages..this tattered old paperback was destined for the recycling bin.
Creative Inspirations 1/3 anything goes with a sketch option
Addicted to stamps and More 1/3 anything goes
Emerald Creek Dares blogger scramble/anything goes 
Love to create 1/2 anything creative #4

It just shows how I can get inspiration from everywhere, even my new crafting trolley and trainers.

 I will be back on Friday with a Guest Designer piece for A Vintage Journey and it's very different for me. The theme for the challenge is industrial and I managed to add a love twist to it ;0)

Thanks for visiting, keep warm and carry on crafting.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. waving from across the pond! this is lovely!

  2. What fun to read where your colour inspiration came from Jane, I have a pair of converse in not dissimilar colours.

    And I love where your inspiration took you on the crafting journey, many thanks for sharing with with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    And pleased you are popping over to the Playground, hope you have a few minutes to pop up to the treehouse for a swig of what's hidden under the bench.

    B x

  3. Awe your lovely card really does match your new trainers!!!
    I love your Rascog, in fact I too have been admiring them in Ikea. I adore duck egg and it would really match my craft room except I don't think I have enough room in there for anything else!! Its really practical too...have fun with it my friend!!!
    V x

  4. Rascog looks a very useful addition to your craft room and I guess can be wheeled outside on a sunny day. The pretty colours work so well layered onto your book page, a lovely design and great card. Love to have you link up to That Craft Place the challenge is Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Julie x

  5. Beautiful piece Jane, that rainbow of colour is just stunning on that big blossom!! My hairdresser has one of those K...whatever you called it, and I've always been a little jealous! Ikea you say?? Hmmm, might check that out! Hope you're having a good week, I'm just trying to play catch up today. hugs :)

  6. Jane, you'll love your cart from Ikea. Such a handy item to have in a studio! Have fun!!

  7. I'm glad you got your trolley.. I adore the color. I can imagine that all crafters could put one of these to good use! Great card, too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Jane you are making me think of summer with the beautiful "duck egg blue color, which I love too! Love your Ikea find and would love one too. xoxoRobin

  9. Another fabulous inky creation, Jane!
    I am green with envy (or should that be duck egg?!) over your Raskog - I could do with 10 of them! I really do need to get a handle on my craft storage issues!! I keep looking through Pinterest at the beautifully organised rooms with masses of storage for papers and inks and pretty boxes lined up in a row...and then I think, yeah, but what about those of us who need to store 20 million different items of varying sizes and shapes and a table the size of Wales to work on?! ;)
    I still don't have very much motivation to craft, I mean I'm even choosing to do the ironing before sitting at my crafty table...what's wrong with me?! Hugs, Lisa x

  10. I have that cart and I absolutely adore it! I wish I'd bought more than one!
    Your card is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  11. beautiful work jane. gorgeous background ... love it. thanks for joining us at countryview challenges. loving the rascog too rachel x

  12. Hi Jane,

    Love the new toy (I actually did think for a second you had become the proud owner of a pet) and that robin egg blue is so yummy! It actually would match my Kitchen aid beautifully!

    It is always interesting and fun to see what inspires you and I love the blooms you made.


  13. Love the colors you played with and the texture you have in your piece! and yes you're right, the Wendy Vecchi stamp is the perfect quote for this! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Emerald creek Dares challenge!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  14. ooh, such a pretty and practical space to store crafty things. i've been looking at one too but ikea is the equivalent of ugh, so many pieces and not enough instructions. such a pretty card with some interesting techniques and lovely dimension. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  15. Hi Jane

    What a fantastic post. LOVE the look of the trolley and your trainers. Great inspiration. Beautiful papercrafting too.

    Having been bogged down in the Playground cubby hole all week, I think I'll go and find Brenda and Viv in the treehouse later! I'll be searching under the bench for her special vintage. See you later!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  16. I really like your rascog trolley in the blue you chose. I've yet to ever visit IKEA, even though it's not that far away. My son and wife have bought alot of things there. I guess I'll get lost one of these days and go there. I shoe shopped too but didn't find a shoe that would fit. Sigh! Have a good day, from rainy Oregon! Hugs!

  17. Love your Rascog...I would maybe like one too! And I love your trainers and how the colours inspired your lovely work. Happy weekend Jane.
    Helen xox

  18. That cart looks ideas and so does your make!!!!
    sandy xx

  19. Gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Ribbon Girl challenge! xoxo t.

  20. First of all, have to tell you that your Raskog cart looks great. I bought one just after cmas and love mine to bits. I bought the same colour as you...

    Your card is gorgeous. Love the background you made and the way you stamped your images over the script printed background!

  21. Such a pretty card! And also a pretty cart! Both are fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  22. Lovely makeover, and superb project, love all the mixed media elements, Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  23. Brilliant card! Love how the image is layered over the text print! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the ATSM blog!

  24. That RÃ¥skog is on my neverending shoplist too. Fabulous mediums used, very artsy project Jane, it's beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  25. This is brilliant Jane, and the colours do look wonderful together (your trainers look good too) Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafs, and have a fab week. Sue xx

  26. Beautiful project .... the colours work so well together. Love the trolley too! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx


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

To comply with the new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) May 2018 I wish to state that any comments left here are with your consent that your name & comment are visible to anyone who visits my blog and that you accept that your personal information is being used for that specific purpose.

Jane x