Thursday, 14 July 2011

Where Bloggers Create

Wow! I cannot believe it has already been a year since the last "Where bloggers create" blog party. Well not too much has changed in the way of my creative space since last year although in a few weeks it will all be changing radically as we are moving back to the states for DH's job again. I have quite grown to love it here in England and will miss it terribly. We have made so many wonderful friends and had such a wonderful time. But as they say Life happens. So in about 2 months time I shall have a new craft room and new set up. I will miss my lovely view and have only one window but it will still be my space right! Now onto the tour. But first can I interest you in a cuppa or maybe a slice?

Now onto the tour.....First we need to hear up the stairs to the second floor. My crafting room is at the top of the stairs.

It has a window on the inside so I can see out of the room to the stairs. this is where I keep my diecut machine and dies. My easel also stands in this corner.
Now on into the room. As you walk in you can see my shelves for storage. Nothing fancy but it does the job.
If you turn to the right there is the sewing area. Both Belle and I use the machine and supplies there. In the back on the wall I keep the cards the class made for me. In the front of the sewing desk are some paper boxes to store my card, Basic grey and specialty papers.
On the shelves straight ahead I keep extra albums, 8X8 and 6X6 paper pads, My napkin art collage supples, Art supplies, magazines/books(for inspiration), card supplies and my Porcelain clay and miniature supplies. I also store most of my ribbons and lace on hooks that hang here. Sorted by colour of course.
And on the shelf next to it are my Primas(again sorted by colour), trinkets and gems(by colour/style), Buttons, Misc paint and inking supplies and Chipboard/grungeboard.
And next to that shelf is a smaller storage unit with my unmounted stamps(by theme), Masks and templates, All my paints, sprays, inks, glossy accents, Glitter, Pearls and stains.
Now My daughter and I share our crafting space. She sits across from me so we can talk when we craft. Here is a view from her desk. She is an avid crafter too and you can see her blog here.
And here is the view I get when I am at my desk looking in towards Belle.

Above is a picture of our fur baby sunflower(she is always around when we are crafting too) Thre is also a shot of my workspace with all the essentials close at hand. My paints and all are the the right also within arms reach.
And of course there are my TH scissors. Once can never have too many. And my promarkers are my new passion.

Here is the view from my window....I will miss this.

this is a spinny thing that holds some Embellies . It sits above my scrap paper draws(also sorted by colour how did you guess?)
Here you can see my scrap paper draws under the spinner and behind the door is a cabinet containing my stickles and chipboard/clear albums as well as alterable things. In the door hangs my coveted Stampers Anonymous canvas bag.
Also on the cabinet(I call it the green cabinet)are my wood mount stamps. Or at least the ones I have here with me in England. I still have allot back in storage in the states too.
Here is a closeup of my themed papers.
And in my window(with a view) hangs some cards I have received as well as some tags and such I have made.
It also hols my signed Tim Holtz on the edge die I won a ways back. (all the way to the left)

Now as for me I am an avid paper crafter who likes to alter things, make jewelry, miniatures and anything that requires glue, paint, inks or such. Here are some of my favorite projects.

This is a project I created for one of the DT's I am on "The Stamp Man" It is all done with stamping, vellum, tissue and acetate(except the chain and ribbon)

Here is one of my miniatures.....can you guess what it is.....
A scrapbook store. Everything is done to 1/12 scale. I still have to complete it.

And here is a scrapbook Layout using Utee.

and one of my paper piecings. I like to use thick mulberry paper and create paper piecings of pets for friends.
and finally some ATC's. This is probably one of my most favourite things to do because they are tiny and you can do so much but in smaller scale.
I have also managed to get into Journaling and have been converted by Dyan at Art from the Heart as a lover of spray inks and such. I even save the inky towels and make such things as purses from them.

This one used my inky towels and Stampotique stamps.
And here is the inside.

So that is all about me, my craft room and what I do. Now I cannot wait to go check out some of your creative spaces. If have not joined in from "Where bloggers create" and would like to see some fab creative spaces then pop on over here to the main blog. I tell you some of them are amazing. Now off to finish my DT work before blog visiting. Thanks for popping in and have a great day. Angela


Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! Thanks for the tour of your amazing craft space Angela. You must be pretty excited to hear that you're returning to the states as you must have missed your homeland and your friends and relatives there. I'm sure you'll be sadly missed here in England - but of course in Blogland, no-one has to be a stranger!

Neil said...

Thanks for the tour of your place Angela! tis amazing to be sure! I'm sorry that you are moving back to the States as Susan and I enjoyed meeting you at the craft retreat earlier and was looking forward to perhaps seeing you again there next year! Still, perhaps when I get over there we can meet at a Tim class!
Have a good day.

Lynne said...

Hi Angela, thanks for the tour, really enjoyed it. Such a fabulous creative space. Sorry to hear you are heading back to the states. Happy packing. Love and hugs Lynne xoxo

Jenelle said...

Thanks so much for the tour! I'm a total Anglophile--loved that we started your tour with cuppa! You've created such a great space to create in England - look forward to seeing what you do once you are back in the States.


Liz-Anna said...

Thanks for the tour, Angela! I can see that you have a very big packing job ahead of you!

Pretty Things said...

I love it! It makes me want to visit and start digging through all the goodies!

I hope you have time to visit my creative spaces!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you are so talented! I love all of your work, and your studio! So lovely! I especially love your miniatures :D Thanks for sharing!


Christina Carnoy said...

Sigh...thanks for the tour! Brings back some lovely memories! And I love Sunflower!!!! And those ATC's are beautiful!

Claudia said...

Thanks for the tour! You have a great space. I love England - sorry you have to leave but wishing you the best on your return to the U.S.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

What I notice about your workspace is the light. Oh that light. It is wonderful. Your stuff surrounding you must just be a joy to choose from. Inspiring space you have and thank you for showing it to us. I love your dog. *smiles* Norma

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening,
All of your supplies seem so organized. I would love to visit in person! We could spend hours looking over your goodies.

Thank you for inviting us into your creative space. I hope you have time to visit mine...there's a little give-away at the end.

Have a happy Monday. ~Natalie

Karen Valentine said...

Your studio is fabulous!! I'm sure the next one will be just as great. I was really impressed by the paper piecing of the schnauzer you showed. It was really wonderful. Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing your talents!

Dreams and Decor said...

Being a purseaholic, I absolutely LOVE the purse you made, as well as all your other creations! Your miniature scrapbook store is AMAZING! I loved seeing your sweet "baby" Sunflower. I think the most special thing is that your daughter can craft there with you! How special is that! Good luck with your move back to the States & be sure to post your new crafts room when you get it set up there. Thanks for the cuppa & slice, and the tour of your creative space. Hope you'll be able to take a peek at mine on the tour! Patti in TX

Terri said...

I could tell some serious crating/art work goes on in this room..tons of supplies and storage. And As I scroll down I see these miniatures ... wow ...such talent!!! TFS!!!

Donna said...

You are very talented love what you do with paper!!! I have lots of blog friends in the UK and my mother was from England. If you get a chance check out my craft space!!

Valery said...

Love your creative studio space and your work. You are very talented!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Oh my, I want to spend more time going through all of your creative treasures.

Kiki aka Victoria said... awesome...what a beautiful and inspiring space and delightful tour! I Love your green all your charming treasures and creations are absoutely beautiful...magnificent are super talented!! Shine on..I enjoyed visiting your realm!! Love the canvas tote bag caught my eye!!
Happy Creating..

PS; and thankyou for your generous words and visit!

Rita Barakat said...

Oh my goodness I love your space - and your minis! Gorgeous!!!!! Lots of goodies I spy in this workspace - I oculd spend hours in there discovering all the treasures!


Such a beautiful space and you do gorgeous work! I love everything.
You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

You have tons of supplies -- wow! I have always wanted one of those 'spinny' things myself! I know I could put it to good use, as you have! Thank you for the tour!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping by my blog..... I love how organized you are with your creative space. I could learn a thing or two.
I see you are leaving England.... I'm from England,but now I live in New York . I'm so happy you liked it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping by my blog..... I love how organized you are with your creative space. I could learn a thing or two.
I see you are leaving England.... I'm from England,but now I live in New York . I'm so happy you liked it.

Susanne said...

How light and bright your space is! Love the card and tag valance, great for inspiration. What fun the miniature scrapbook store is! And your mulberry paper pets are amazing.

Something Special said...

Beautiful scrapbooking studio. I love your surroundings as well. Thanks for the tour.

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Angela,
You have a wonderful space for creating all those gorgeous artwork.
Thanks for the tour of your space and thanks for sharing your fantastic creations.

Renee said...

You have a great room. Love the miniature. I love to scrapbook too.

Tamatha said...

It looks like you have a lot of fun in your room! I love the minature scrapbook store! Thanks for sharing!