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

Thursday, 29 January 2009

A Dottie's World Card and A Clearout!

Here is the card I've made for the Dottie's World challenge this week which is a recipe, 1 Charmed download, 1 ribbon, 3 button and 1 handmade flower.
For my card I used Scruff in his bath tub, he's so cute!!

I coloured him with watercolours and pencils, my flower was made by tracing around a metal flower tag then inking around the edges, I think it looks cute and I'll be doing more to save money in the future!!
Now onto my clearout... it started last night. I was online and thought I'd indulge myself in one of my favourite past times, typing 'Scrap Room' into You Tube. Most of the tours are done by American ladies and I love to see their ideas for storage etc (and the way they say 'stickers' and 'love, love, love it!') I also have a fetish for listening to the sound of the plastic bags crinkling as they rifle through their drawers (weird I know!!)
Well, one thing I picked up on (and liked) was the idea of having all your clear stamp sets in one box which you can flick through with ease. Mine were all over the place, so I started off putting them into cello bags (as I'd got rid of all the packaging in an effort to de-clutter doh!!) and then I started putting all my unmounted and clear stamps into ATC bags (very good idea but only if you've got a box with narrow dividers as they slip all over the place!!) Anyway, to cut a long story short... just by doing this I now have 5 empty boxes (and big ones too!!) It's amazing what you can condense up!!
Also, today I popped into Poundstretcher and picked up 3 CD holders, they're flat packed (and really easy to put together) and they're only £1.99 each and on a 3 for 2 offer to boot! So I have used one of these to hold my favourite stamps (Magnolia, Sugar Nellie and Pollycraft) and the other I've filled with all my stamped images, with home made dividers to categorise them (is that sad or organised??) I'm not sure what to do with the third one yet!!
So anyway, that has been my last few days... If I can get some good piccies tomorrow I'll post them on here so you can see what I mean... off to You Tube to get some more ideas and a fix of plastic rustling lol!!
Love Becky xx


Julie said...

Becky you are soooo bad now I HAVE to go over to you tube to type in Craft room lol

By the way I love the way americans say buttons

Fabulous card as always and well done for organising your stash...hope to see some photos xx

Louly said...

Wow Becky you're so organised!Your storage idea sounds great.
I love this card, it fits the recipe perfectly and as always it is just gorgeous!

Emma said...

Fantastic card...love Scruff, he is so cute.
Always feels good to have a good tidy and de-clutter...must sort my stuff!!
Emma x

Wendy said...

Great mans card I always find them so difficult
Wendy x

Supermum said...

Becky....we can all see you in a totally different light now....fetish for the sound of plastic bags...ok ok we're getting worried about you now!! lol!! xx
It all sounds very organised to me....I bet you found stamps you'd forgetten about??
Thanks for sharing all the lovely you tube ideas with us.
Have a good weekend.
Sue. x

Kate Lewis said...

I'm going to have to go and check out YouTube now too!! Fab card Becky - how cute is he?! Have a great weekend! Kate xx

cats whiskers said...

Its not sad hun a brilliant idea I have boxes all over the place and like you I throw the bags they come in away, must have to have a go at a bit of de-cluttering. Love the card by the way such a great image and the flower is perfect another good idea hub
Hugs Jacqui x

Poppy said...

love the card, I'd love to be organized but sooo not.cant wait to see piccies,I also love the way they say stickers its great.

Cathy said...

Love that dog! Great colouring and love you embellies.
I am not going to You Tube ... went once and saw a vid of a craft room that was the size of my house, how jealous was I?
And they always linger over the hundreads of pots of gorgeous flowers!
Cathy xx

Annie said...

cute card Becky! You are shaming me into getting organised - but I am dithering between practical or pretty solutions! hugs, annie x

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card Becky, he's sooo cute!
You did make me laugh with your fetishes, but I know what you mean (worrying isn't it?)

Kim Piggott said...

Such a great card Becky!
So impressed with the de-cluttering.
kim x

ella bella said...

fab card Becky love the colours and the flower looks great. love all your ideas for organising, you have got me thinkng now how to sort mine also think i might just have to pop over to you tube lol.
Tracy x

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Becky, the image is just fab!
Joanne x

Adele said...

Just playing a bit of catch up Becky-lovely card-scruff is wonderful and your handmade flower does look great doeas't it!

I am looking for some boxes to organise my stamped and downloaded images....those CD boxes look perfect. Thank you for the tip.

love Dingle.xx