Friday 31 January 2014

CMM - DT Craft Spaces/Rooms on Show

Good morning to you all.  Have you anything nice planned for the weekend?  My son and two gorgeous grandsons are coming up today for the weekend - I am in a state of mega excitement! I've been baking away in anticipation.

Today is the fifth Friday of the month so at Card Makin' Mamas Challenge we are doing something a bit different and the DT are showing off their craft rooms.  This was the reason I had a mega tidy earlier in the month - not before time I may add.  My craft room is in the loft, my husband converted it for me a few years ago and I have gradually taken most of it over now, he just has a tiny desk in the corner!  There are a few pictures so get comfy!

As you walk in this is on the right. The basket has bits and pieces, mainly new things waiting for me to try out.  The CD holder holds my smaller dies in CD folders arranged by type.  The plastic basket has my Magnolia and Lily of the Valley stamps.  My husband made the rack for my Stickles, they don't all fit in so my less used ones are in a drawer.

Below that shelf is a storage unit for most (not all) my Coredinations Card stock and in the drawers are ink pads, gems, embellishments, Stickles etc. Behind it are pull out shelves and there are all my flowers, scrap books (waiting to be done) 12 x 12 patterned papers, more card stock!

My storage for Copics above some re-inkers and various glues.

This is my work area. Love my carousel it keeps my scissors, Primas, Distress Ink Markers, spare Copics and all sorts. On the little shelf things I use a lot like Black Memento and Versafine and bits and bobs.  In the little drawer unit on the end are charms, brads and all sorts of bits.

Underneath that is more storage - tapes and foam dots, acrylic blocks, Promarkers, envelopes, polybags, stamps, some larger dies such as Dienamics and Cheery Lynn, more ink pads, glitters, chalks.

Next to the drawers are some shelves where I keep more glues, glitters, even more Coredinations, Paper pads, folders with papers in and Martha Stewart punches.  Then I have my Cameo and printer and pc.

On the other side I have my guillotine which is sitting on top of a big unit from Storage 4 Crafts which has all sorts in - white card for stamping, ribbons, flowers, stamps, coloured card, felt etc.  Beside my guillotine is my Big Shot Pro which is sat on top of a drawer unit which has all my Spellbinders dies (I do have quite a few of those lol).  On the worktop my scraps and card stock in the racks, Cuttlebug, Melting Pot, Embossing folders, heat gun.  On the shelves are buttons, cards from blogging buddies and some of my ribbons.  My sewing machine is just on the floor and there are more shelves underneath you can just see which have all sorts of stuff on and my finished cards!

Here is a closer look at the top.  I store my 6 x 6 pads along the back.

And that's my craft room.  Because its in the loft its a bit awkward because there are no straight walls.  All along the end is a row of wardrobes my husband built which I just put my winter or summer clothes in all hung up and then swap them around each season!

Hope I haven't bored you too much but if you are like me I love looking at people's craft rooms especially some of the super duper ones you see on Pinterest!  If you fancy having a look at the other DT's crafty spaces clink on the InLinkz below and it will take you there and you can have a peek!

I've schedules this as I will be at the hospital with Dave - our second home at the moment.  Thank you so much for looking, take care xx


Claire said...

Thanks for sharing your fab space, it's always great to see other crafter's spaces/rooms - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

Oh! have some 'stuff' dont could have many a happy hour in your loft playing..what a great craft space Susan..and so tidy!!.
Have a lovely time with the G/sons..


Hazel said...

My Susan what I great craft room, what I would do to have something like this!!! Lucky you that's all I can say.

Hazel xx

Unknown said...

Your crafting space is like a craftstore Susan, lol! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos with us, it's a fab place to be! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

My'scardcorner said...

WOW Susan brilliant can I come and play? Hope all went well at the hospital know that feeling as my hubby isn't doing too good at the moment Take care and enjoy your week end with your grandsons.

cuilliesocks said...

Wow!! Susan what a wonderful craft room, great storage. I'm very envious of it, have a wonderful weekend with your family, hugs Kate x

cotnob said...

You have a wonderful craft room Susan, it looks very neat and tidy - it must be nice to have a handy hubby as well!
Have a fab weekend with your family.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have an amazing craft room ! Have a great time with your grandchildren xx

susiestacey said...

Loved looking around your space Susan. Enjoy your weekend with family, hope your hubby is ok x Susan x

julie_woolston said...

Wow Susan you have an amazing craft room, so organised and tidy, puts me to shame.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Hugs Julie xxxx

rachel said...

wow susan - your crafty attic looks amazing. i toi craft in my attic but i am afraid i don't have your head for order. my room is a tip! xx

Unknown said...

Your Haven is gorgeous Susan, I pictured your place as a neat and tidy and every thing in it's place...mmmmm sounds like mine..xx

Hope all goes well with Dave at the hospital.xx

Liliya said...

Awesome space!! What a collection of copics!!

Donna said...

Fabulous craft room Susan, love seeing all the organization going on there. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Donna xx

Nikki said...

What a fantastic collection you have all neat and tidy in such a small area it's wonderful

Liz Miller said...

OMG I am well jel Susan. What a terrific craft room and so organised. If I were to do this it would be a tour of the house as we'd be in the dining room, the cupboard under the stairs, under the bed, in the garage and in the attic. Many thanks for all the visits and lovely comments you've left this past week and I hope you have a lovely weekend with your family.
Liz xx

May said...

Love your crafty space looks so organised... your husband has done a great job... Enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing your craft room. It's fab and looks so tidy and organised.

Deborah A

Angela said...

I love the idea of a loft...your very own hideaway! Your room looks so organized. Those drawers look great! Sounds like you've got a lot going on this weekend...hope all is well!

scrappymo! said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time with your grandsons.
Thanks you so much for sharing your craftroom /It is superb! I love your design. It seems like you have stations where you can work...That little area at the back where you store the 6x6 pads up against the wall is a great idea.

You are lucky to have a handy husband. Mine is so supportive and looks through my scrapbooks all the time,..but is not handy at all.
Thanks goodness that I have a handy son-in-law!

Glenda Atkins said...

Thanks for the tour Susan, love your craft area, you have it all well organized!!