Friday, 16 November 2012

Thank you Blue Peter

I made a momentous decision three days ago - I decided to have a mass clear out and clean up of the craft room/office.
This seemed like a really good idea at the time - I have containers full of stuff that I have never used, baskets crammed with everything you can think off from fabric to metal pieces, canvases waiting for paint, shoe boxes containing embossing  folders that are so full the lids have to be tied up with string - oh and a complete mess of rubber stamps, embossing powders, inks etc etc etc dumped in drawers that are stacked 8 high on either end of the craft desk.
I am worn out and nowhere near finished! But - I CAN SEE THE TOP OF MY DESK - Yay!!!!!!! (Can't see the floor tho' - cos it's full of bin liners and carrier bags marked - 'sell?', 'charity bag', 'bin'.)
I have bought a variety of new things to house all my collections of  
'very important and can't live without ' 
 stash and I promise I will post a couple of pics once I am finished - this mightn't be for a while yet................... but I am absolutely determined to sort out this room!!! (Or at least my half of it - HIS half is exceptionally tidy... how sickening.....LOL)

Thought though I would post a 'Blue Peter' effort - made last week for my own stash -

Quick and simple - white linen cardstock ran through an embossing folder then matted onto blue card then white, scrap of blue card trimmed to fit the centre of the embossed area matted onto silver mirri card, a (very old) Christmas stamp, silver embossing powder and a couple of silver bells - and yes they do 'jingle'!!!!!

Challenges -
CASual Fridays- Winer Blues
Clearly Inspired - CAS
Crafts for Eternity - Marvellous Music

Thanks for looking - I am a bit behind catching up on your blogs this week - promised myself a day off from clearing and sorting tomorrow so will be visiting you soon. xx 


  1. This is really pretty and sweet ... and I somehow know the feeling of trying to sort things out but then you get sidetracked because all of sudden you find this wonderful stamp and some paper scraps and then you just HAVE to do something with them ... (lol) Have a lovely weekend, Petra.

  2. Your card is very elegant Viv, I like the clean and simple design the embossing and the jingle bells, when you have finished your craft room you can come and help me with mine, I know there is a desk in there somewhere lol.
    Kevin xx

  3. This is lovely Viv, love that embossing it really sets off the centre of your card

    jacqui x

  4. This is a super card... love it's CAS charm. The bells look so perfect.
    Monica xxx

  5. This is gorgeous. I love the elegant design and those fab jingle bells


  6. Whew best of luck with all that clearing up. Can you come to stay and help me with mine next?
    Stunning c&s card

  7. Such a classy and elegant card, the jingles are a great touch! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. A gorgeous CAS card! So very stylish and elegant! hugs, Marlies

  9. Hi Viv, how elegant this card is just hits the spot. Love it. Good luck with your lean out.

    Wilma x x

  10. Did you take a before pix? I would love to see the improvement and perhaps get inspired to do it myself.

  11. I'm behind in commenting too, I will go on a huge blogging round tomo!
    Love your card, it looksvery special and the tiny bells are divine!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  12. I love this elegant Christmas card and good luck with the sorting out Viv, xx

  13. simply stunning viv.i love your gorgeous design :D

    xx coops xx

  14. I keep telling myself that I must have a clearout, and I do start, but then I get sidetracked and make a card instead LOL.
    This is such a classy card, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Such a lovely card Viv,very classy ! I had a major tidy up/clean/sort/new shleves 'do' of my craft room this summer, looks a lot better. I still have two large plastic boxes sitting here waiting for me to sort through more drawers to get rid of more stuff. BUT since it all looks tidy the will to do it has gone now.....must just 'do' it !!!! good luck with the sorting Viv :) Viv xx

  16. Hi Viv

    I wish I had some Blue Peter makes hidden away LOL!!

    This one is lovely. Great embossing.

    Pleased to hear that the bells jingle .. .. they don't count otherwise!! LOL!!!

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  17. What a fabulous card! Very striking! Once you've finished your room you can come and sort out mine ;) Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

  18. Hi viv
    Fabby card .... I have that embossing folder never used it much....
    Thanks for the inspiration....
    Good luck with your craft room.......
    HugsSylvie xxxx

  19. Helooooo vivvy babe, im still here although knackered with pain!!!! how are you shug!!! sorry been a bit behind with me commenting cos im a poorly chick but will bounce back, honestly sweetie I love the card, it is so understated and beautiful, I cannot make anything like that, it has to be overdone!! never know when to stop lol, just stunning me lovely huggies Juen xxxxxxxxxxxx

  20. Absolutely gorgeous card Viv, love this. Good luck with the sort out.
    Caz x

  21. love this stnnner of a card my mate.....and if you dont believe in christmas you cant hear the for me its jingle bells jingles bells jinngle all the ..ok ill shut up loves yer sassxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  22. this is gorgous, so elegant!!
    thanks for playing with us at Craft 4 eternity this week

  23. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this weeek. hugs x

  24. Thanks so much for sharing this card with us at Clearly iStamp.


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