*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Friday, 30 January 2009

Crafty Muse 'Sweet' Challenge and Craft Storage

The challenge this fortnight at Crafty Muse is 'Sweet' you can interpret this as you will and you'll see brilliant DT inspiration here. As an added extra, everyone who enters will receive something 'sweet'. You don't need to use a Crafty Muse image on your creation so why not have a go!!

I decided to make an ATC as it fitted in nicely with the theme at the Monthly ATC Swap which is Love and Romance, why not take a look here at the stunning ATCs we've received this month, it may make you want to join in our February challenge which is 'Animals'!

I've used Milly Rose with her teddy on my ATC, coloured her with Pro Markers and simply added some flowers, craft wire and a 'sweet' sentiment.

As mentioned in yesterday's post, here are the 5 boxes which I managed to empty yesterday by condensing my craft supplies up a bit, expertly modelled by Dylan!!

Here are my clear stamps all together in these metal bins (I got them from the home section at Dunelm a few years back) I wanted to store all my stamps like this so I can easily flick through them and find the ones I need.

Here is my stamped image file, all sorted into categories (is that sad or organised??) These images used to fit in a huge wicker basket, it's amazing how they all fitted into this smaller box just by organising them a bit. This is one of the Poundstretcher CD boxes.

And here is another of the CD boxes storing my favourite stamps, I've cut off the tops of the packets to tidy them up, they're only there so shops can hang them up, and there is a seal below the hole so as long as you cut above or on this line they'll still be really secure.

And here are my unmounted stamps which I've put into little ATC bags, this helps to protect them and keep them nice and organised, I've used a drawer from a mini stacker cabinet which I don't use anymore, but this drawer came in handy as it has 3 compartments (which is essential as the ATC bags can become a bit slippy!!)

So that's it, not really pretty stuff but very practical, I am just deciding what I'm going to fill those 5 empty boxes with now lol!!
Have a great weekend, see you on Monday for the 3rd challenge at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx


Cathy said...

Gorgeous ATC Becky. I love those colours, and it is a cute image.
Wow how organised are you ... and I thought I was well organised!
Have a great weeken,
Cathy xx

Annie said...

cute ATC Becky and love your organised crafty stash. I'm going to have to rethink my unmounted stamps soon - 2 ring binders with photo pockets isn't enough! hugs, annie x

Happy Crafter said...

Love the ATC Becky and wow what organisation its great will have to take a leaf out of your book lol.
love your new look blog too :)
Val xxx

Chrissie said...

Such a sweet ATC Becky, I really wanted to join in with these but I just never seem to have any time lately and I don't know why!
Love, love, love your storage (LOL!) I've just been having a sort out and trying to get organised the last couple of days, but definitely not as good as yours.

Wendy said...

Great Atc Becky, I hadn't thought about Atc bags to store stamps I've got mine in plastic CD wallets
Wendy x

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous atc!
Love little Dylan how cute is he.
Fabulous work on your clear up operation!
kim x

Jill said...

ohh Becky I love your ATc it's fab. Wow great storage and such patience I dread to think how long it would take me to sort through all my stamps lol hugs Jill x

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous ATC ,wow how organised are you ,whish i was xxxhugs Dawnxx


Wow Becky, how organized you are my dear friend!!!! you won't have any trouble finding things, unlike your stupid friend here!!!! im still struggling to find things. I love the way you've stored your stamped images, a good system you have there. You can come round and sort mine out if you like??!! Dylan looks gorgeous, i bet he was a good little helper!!! Oh and the atc is gorgeous hunny. Hope your well, big hugs Linda x

Ruth (ooffee) said...

I love the way you've coloured Milly Rose - especially her rosy cheeks!!! Glad to see a return of the wire too!

Gosh Dylan is growing fast! But he's just as cute as ever!

Oh dear - I need to do a card for the Sketch and Stash challenge - I thought I'd caught up on everything!

Hugs Ruth xx

CraftyC said...

Your ATC is fab Becky, I posted mine 1st class today and cany wait to see what I receive back!

Liza said...

Fab ATC and great job on the organising! I try to keep things neat and tidy but somehow I always end up with stuff everywhere!!!

Liza x

nessy said...

a very sweet, pretty ATC!!
you have done a fine job sorting your craft stuff ~what do you do if you want a box at the bottom/back????
mine is all moved and sorted ~but the change has left me mojo less!!!(any ideas)???
vanessa xx

Elaine said...

Wowweeee.. you re craft stuff is so well organised Becky and bless little Dylan being your model lol!!! Fab ATC, so much detail.. love it ;)

Elaine x

Pauline C said...

Very cute ATC Becky and wow what organisation!
Pauline x

crafting diva said...

Hi Becky feeling better now just was a matter of time before I got the cold. Love your atc you have made and wow thought I loved stamps, must be so much easyer to find the one you want now you have sorted them out into little boxes and bags. Great job

Sandra said...

Lovely ATC Becky,great colour scheme and just the right finishing touches.
Great storage ideas and such a super model,i've done alittle sorting myself today :0)
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Sammi said...

Oooh Becky - I love your ATC... It's so sweet... I love your colouring and the colours you used!! :)
I'm glad you used wire again too - and I love the flowers too!!

Wow.. you are super organised now... Well done!! I think I need to do something about my stuff now!


Sue said...

gorgeous atc Becky adn so pretty:)

Look at all your crafty stash and so organised too,i'm sure you will soon fill those 5 empty boxes;-)


Sue said...

Lovely ATC! Love how you've done all your storage of your stamps. So organised. Maybe I should get round to doing mine :) x

WeirdCat said...

Lovely ATC and some good storage ideas

Debbie said...

Fabulous ATC Becky, I love the sweet 'Milly Rose imge and your colouring is beautiful.
Wow!! how organised are you!!...fancy coming over to organise mine :)

Bubbles said...

Really lovely atc Becky, and wow with the organizing, great job!
Joanne x

Kate Lewis said...

Fab ATC Becky and congrats on the organisation - think I could take some tips from you!!! Kate xx

Anne said...

I've tagged you Becky ... sorry :)

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Hi there...I have a little something for you on my blog. Enjoy - you deserve it!

Joy said...

Gorgeous ATC and cute piccies of dylan. Thanks for showing us how organised you are - I have just bought some new storage boxes ready to fill! xx