Sunday, 31 August 2014

3 more for 104 Round II - Card 17

Three more flowers to add to the  flower ticker at the top of my blog. That makes it 104 flowers that I have used up so far this year. Not even half way yet...Yikes...Think I had better start cruising my Pinterest boards for more ideas.

This is another card featuring the Memory Box, Massa Leaf Frame die. I inked it with the Invild Bolme chalk inks again and then tucked a snippet of hessian over the aperture. Once again, I used some teensy tags that came with the First Edition Boho 6x6 paper stack.

Added some more flowers from my never ending stash.  Staring at the card photo as I type this post, I wish I had just added one. Three is a bit of overkill, methinks.

I have not added a sentiment yet. I thought the two little birds on the tag makes it perfect for an Anniversary card. I will add a suitable insert once home again as we do not have a printer up here..

DP - First Edition Boho Chic
Card Stock - snippet of white card inked with greens
Die - Memory Box Massa Leaf Frame die
Flowers - Prima or maybe Recollections...I think
Hessian - from my stash
Tags - Cut from the First Edition Stack embellishment page
Bling - teensy green diamond on the tag...from my stash
Ink - Prima Invild Bolme chalk inks in two shades of green, and also a cream

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the hessian and the card for the die)
2. We Do Doobadoo - texture
3. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes I did use a memory Box Die

A few readers have wondered how I craft in an RV. I have mentioned B4 that I craft in the bunkie  (our 8 x 10 foot guest bunkhouse). I work on a folding 2 x 4 foot table from Costco, where I  have my two long Rubbermaid under the bed boxes, sitting out on the futon bed. When company comes, the table gets put outside and is employed as a bar surface. The Rubbermaid boxes slide under the bed and the room is ready for your visit! You can see the lids just beside the boxes.

Here is a close up so you can see what it all is...

The long bin on the right of the screen holds my little one page photo albums from the Dollar Store. Some hold die cuts I have rolled off at home, and one holds images waiting to be coloured. Another holds images I have already coloured! The pink box is my pencil crayons and nibs; the middle larger box holds some embellies; the pink plastic file envelope is some bling, and the back bin is some stamps and 2 Momento ink pads and blocks, with my chalks perched on top.

Next long bin to the left holds some 6x6 pads of cardstock and DP. There is some Xmas DP and  regular everyday DP as well. Across the center of that box are my finished or almost finished cards. Behind that are my copics and other pen.  Tools and glue tape etc are at the back.

Far bin on the left of the screen is some prefolded corrugated cards and Xmas embellies, The blue bag is ribbon...hahahahha...Too funny, considering how I rarely use ribbon! I don't know what came over me to pack up this much ribbon! It does hold jute and twine as well...but still!

Here is where I work...just across from the bed! I was painting the dresser and night table with Annie Sloan chalk  paint just B4 this photo. The Ott light usually sits on the dresser but the wax has to cure for 4 or 5 days. There is just enough room for a wastebasket at the right edge of the table! We hope to add a TV in here next year. It will sit angled across the dresser so it can be seen from the bed.

Now, here is the bunkie with my craft supplies put away under the bed. It is set up for my youngest daughter and my two grandchildren (arrived today). Little Miss C sleeps in the top bunk, my daughter on the double bed futon and Little Mr P camps out on a thick foam mattress on the floor. I do have to slide the night table over to sit alongside  the dresser, to accommodate him...but this gives you an idea. The sheets and quilts are stacked on the bed...This Grandma was too tired from painting the dresser to make the beds up this time! lol
You can just see the edge of Little Mr P's mattress tucked under the blue futon.

Here is the rest of Little Mr P's bed...

Beside him is the finished dresser and night table. Well, not quite finished as I still have to add the silver Viva Gold to the edges of the router detail on the tops. I then will add the final step... distressing the whole thing with a lick of soft green chalk paint added to the next coat of wax.
That will have to wait as I need to give my hands a rest for a bit though!
Oh look, there is a slim sized 12x12 iris cart under the dresser...I forget what is in there!

The dresser and night table were a find off Craigslist. The night table drawer handle does not match so I am watching for another one. I did Annie Sloan it up a little, to try to get it to blend in!

We have just stripped wallpaper off the walls. They now need the drywall seams sanded, as well as various screw holes and marks need patched as well. A new coat of paint will follow. Then I will have to pester DH to bring up some of the left over baseboards from our house remodel, and lay it in here!

If you stuck with me so far, good on  you! This is crafting at the lake...bunkie style! Got to run as I am being called in to play Horse-Opoly...a horse mad little girls Monopoly game!!!   lol


aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your card and your little description of life as it is was a wonderful

The Journey is the Start

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen love your card! Very feminine and pretty! It was so interesting seeing your little tour of your RV craft area. So neatly organised, I need you to come here and do the same for me! Love your dresser and bedside table you have done a smashing job! Sysab x

Jean Straw said...

I love your pretty card, a great way to use the leafy frame.
Thanks for sharing the photos of your holiday craft space.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a super card.
I love your superb flowers, and the fab summery feel to the card.
My you are very organised, but then I suppose you have to be in a small space.
Loved seeing your bunkie, and your craft space.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jimlynn said...

LOVE this card! The dimension on is is just fabulous and it's a wonderful and beautiful way to use the flowers. Lovely, lovely, lovely!
You're so organized in your RV but looks like you have everything you need too.
My daughter and I just finished painting with the chalk paint! Very different than regular paint and it gives a wonderful look.
Have fun with the kids!

Veerle said...

Stunning card Maureen and how nice to read your story. Now I too know how you do your crafting there. I was wondering about that too. LOL ;-)
Hugs Veerle xxxx

Pia S said...

Thanks for showing us some photos of your RV. It looks comfy and it sounds so cosy to sit there making cards and join in the outdoors activities when you want to.
About your card, I love that leafy die, I've only seen it over here. What a find! I think it looks great with the three flowers. But here's a thought: make another one with one flower only and we can compare! And you can tick off one more flower used, lol.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty cards, neat organisation to fit in crafting in the RV.

Warm hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Mo, love the soft delicate colours and your design.

Now I have to ask what is a RV, it doesn't look like a caravan, anyway it's all neat with a space for everything, looks fabulous, hugs Kate x

Teresa Kline said...

hi maureen! I adore this card, super cute use of the glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Mo. Your RV looks great. So neat and fresh looking. Nice to see where I shall be staying one day!
Tee Hee!

Greta said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful & perfect for an anniversary! I'm impressed with your RV stamping station! Haven't figured out how to do that yet, so I just take magazines to read for inspiration, but then, we're only gone a few days at a time until I fully retire.

Jules said...

Hi Mo

I am having a good old blog catch up .. .. and your blog (and your little fingers) have been being lovely and busy.

Lots of lovely makes .. ..and a great tour of your RV craft space. Very organised and tidy!

Loving your beautiful card too. Your flower mission looks to be going well!

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Erika said...

A beautiful floral card Mo and loving your chest of draws and bedside cabinet, very pretty.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

Hugs Erika. x

nwilliams6 said...

Fun look into your world! Love the dresser you are redoing. You are very organized - you would faint if you saw my craft dis-organization. Hugz!

nwilliams6 said...

Back to comment on your card. Lovely flower work. I didn't realize you were on a mission to use up your flowers - that is pretty fun. Great flowers too. Love the way you have set goals for yourself like this. Hugz!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is absolutely lovely. I like the burlap that you have placed behind your flowers. Wow, you are so organized.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card love those flowers they are sooooo pretty. Thanks for joining our Textures challenge at
Claire xx

cotnob said...

Your card is so pretty Mo, I love the soft pastel colours and delicate design.
You look very organised in your craft space - if that was me we would have no room for visitors at all!

Wishcraft said...

This is SO pretty! A really lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and love how you have used the paper, great flowers.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

wow you are super organised! I like the 3 flowers :), intrigued by the horse-opoly! tfs xxx

Carol L said...

WHat a beauty this is! I love that little patch of burlap and a tag behind the flowers and stems. Look at you - so organized! Living in an RV requires organization though, I know from experience :)

Tracy said...

Love your work area at the lake :)
I had a chuckle at you forgetting what was in your one iris box under the dresser, teehee.

Di said...

Oh what a lovely card Mo! The little snippet of hessian is perfect with the flowers and foliage :)

So good to see where you craft at the lake - relly super-organised, but I'd have expected that somehow :)

Sorry for the late visit - playing catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, your card is lovely and I don't see three flowers as overkill - the more the merrier :) I like the little touch of hessian too.

It's great to see where you craft in your RV. You clearly have to be super organised in such a small space. I chuckled at your remark about ribbons, I always take way too much of everything when we go away :)

Enjoy the rest of your time away. Hugs, Elizabeth x #26

Elizabeth said...

Do ignore the number on my comment, Maureen ... I'm just losing track of what I'm doing today :(

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card with the flowers. So simple yet so lovely. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Maureen! Now you are so organised, do you fancy coming to sort mine out?!

MagsB said...

A lovely card! I think the flowers are just right, they balance the leaves.

I'm so impressed by how organised you are in the RV, especially how you fit in the family when they visit!

love Mags B x

Sarah said...

That card is lovely. The flowers are so pretty and that die is fabulous. You have a very nice guest/ craft space. I want to come visit. :)

Glenda Atkins said...

You are super organized and love how the little bunkhouse is so adaptable from craft room to guest room, well done!