Sunday, 14 August 2011

Big Clear out ... and scrapping

I had a fabulous day at the crop yesterday, even managed 2 and half layouts, plus as Jo will no doubt tell you, I did spend quite a bit of time in Starbucks and Sainsburys ... plus the ladies room, cleaning up my blouse after the starbucks cup leaked all down the front of me! But I did manage week 2 weekly challenge over on UKS - which was to use a sketch provided, use a star, a group of photos and use the letter "H" in the title. So here it is my take on it

Now onto other matters! ... I wanted to show you the before photos.  I did a bit more scrapping today, to suddenly realise I was again spending far too much time looking for what I wanted, and also that I'd hemmed myself in to such a small space, when I have a lovely big desk.  So in a funny five minutes, I decided enough was enough, and I was going to have a clear out! Plus I have gorgeous stash, which I don't use because it's hidden away.  So I thought I'd share with you my room at this moment in time.  I'll be back later in the week, to hopefully show you the finished article.  And when I say "hopefully" - as I now I wonder, if maybe I should have done a small area at a time .. oh well, might as well roll up my sleves and get on with the job.

So here you are in true Blue Peter fashion ... the before shots.





Hope you're all having a great weekend, and I'll share with you during the week the other layouts I completed at the crop, and also how I'm getting on with my clear out, but now I better get back to clearing :)



20 comments:

  1. I think sometimes it's hard to just do a small area at a time, usually because one area is dependent on another so for me I prefer to jump in with both feet :) It looks like you have a great space to work with, and oh you have so many crafting goodies!! I look forward to seeing the next installment :)

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  2. Love your week 2 layout. That's us all ready for week 3 tomorrow then.

    Looking forward to the after pics, think there's s pretty craft room somewhere under all the stash lol

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  3. Lovely LO.

    Good luck with your clear out - you are a braver woman than I LOL

    Toni xx

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  4. Looks like a great scraproom..looking forward to the 'after'pics..I would do the whole lot at one time too!
    Alison xx

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  5. That is quite a project you've taken on! Looking forward to seeing the results! Love those happy colors on your layout!

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  6. I like that layout - the red with the pops of yellow, perfect! Looking forward to seeing how the clean out goes.

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  7. Lovely page, I really like the distressy edges. And I'm totally envious of the clearout. I need to do this and yes I really don't want to. And a lot of my stuff lives in cardboard boxes on the living room floor. Hmmm...

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  8. Red and polka dots are a perfect choice for your vintage page. Lovely :)

    Good luck with the grand clear out it's a constant battle in my craft room.

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  9. Your shelves look fantastic, what a great size and shape they are. It's going to look very chic when it's tidied up - very "where women create"!

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  10. I am very much an all or nothing person - tidying up one corner at a time never seems to work for me ;-) It's such a shame when things get out of control!But it'll be gorgeous when it's done. Good luck!

    Lovely vintage layout - the polka dots instantly give it that funky feel!

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  11. Great LO - love those photos and the papers - my scraproom is calling for a tidy up...but I am still a little scared :D can't wait to see what yours looks like after :)

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  12. I am shocked Madam, never expected such mess from you! LOL Great layout, it was such a lovely day x

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  13. i had a clearout not long ago, came across loads of stuff i forgot i had! good luck with putting it all back in order xo

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  14. Lol I know what thats like its scary when tackling the crafting room hehe. Love your LO its gorgeous.
    Today i have a 24 hour only freebie of christmas images, if you would like it, please drop by and grab it asap as it will be gone tomorrow (UK am time ) Hope you like it
    have a wonderful day
    hugs June x

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  15. Oh my - you have rather penned yourself into a corner haven't you? Can't wait to see the after pics - so much potential there!

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  16. Great layout Sandra, love the vintage theme. Hope the tidy/clear out has gone ok - I usually end up with a terrible mess which is worse than before when I attempt anything like this!

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  17. Beautiful LO. I'm in the process of clearing my work area too. It always looks worst at first then it so nice after. Best of luck with your organizing.

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  18. Good luck with the clear out - your room is so lovely, it will be wonderful when you can put your hands on everything easily.

    Love that vintage LO too, especially the polka dots :)

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  19. Oooh I know the feeling well Sandra...I have started to clear up everything after each project and not get anything else out til I have and I also try not to do more than one thing at a time...lol..

    Great LO as well...

    Kirsti xxx

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  20. Your room still looks beautiful even when there is stuff all over it!!

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