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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WOYWW #161 - Pizza Box & Stash

WOYWW and not much crafting here as I don't seem to have found the time. I did go to The Craft Barn Extravaganza last Saturday, where I met Karen of Tando Crafts and bought some goodies, shown on my desk. I succumbed to my first set of Dylusions Spray Inks (#1), my first Perfect Pearls Mists, and my first Cosmic Shimmer set. Plus the metal working tools in the foreground from Ten Seconds, and various other bits and bobs.

Other items on my desk are "pending" creating! Distress inks and card scraps for the next Summer of Colour ATC. Red,White and Blue alcohol inks for the July Timmy Tag. Cards for July birthdays are stacked in the box and taken from my stash of cards which I have at last just got down to ONE shoebox from TWO.

Oh and the Pizza Box! One of the demonstrators at the weekend suggested using a Pizza Box for spraying safety! I taped card to the sides which I can fold in and therefore close up the Pizza box to store more easily. Not had time to try it out yet as you can see, and I have badminton today too!

40 comments:

Joynana said...

I bought a little box for spraying, but normally I just go outside and cover the patio table and spray. but, the pizza box is a good idea. I have my srapys on my desk this week and can't wait to get started.

sandee said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh I am going to make me one ot those spraying boxes...course I just threw out 2 that would have been perfect for it! DARN!! Great idea, copying you once again....just call my BJ's shadow! :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though. Like the pizza box with modifications too!
Neil # 33

okienurse said...

I use a big fruit box to spray in. Love the delusions sprays and didn't think much about the perfect pearl sprays tho. I have the Ten Seconds set and use it for things other then metal work. You will love them. Have a great week. Vickie #36

jill said...

I use some cereal boes taped together when spraying , Have loads of fun playing with your new stash. happy crafting jill #43

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab idea...and cheap too!! No matter how carefully I've sprayed items in the past, I just get covered with the stuff. My family knows it's Christmas if they see me covered in gold spray...sigh...I will never be neat or elegant ever.... :)
Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

Redanne said...

Wow, BJ, you have some lovely new treasures there to play with, I think you might enjoy yourself a lot! Love the pizza box idea, believe me you will be glad of it, that spray gets everywhere otherwise! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

Helen said...

I always mean to try the pizza box thing for spraying - but usually just make a mess. Shame we didn't meet on Saturday - it was great, wasn't it! I forgot (oops!) to wear my WOYWW badge!! helen, 12

Sunshine Girl said...

Lots of lovely new stash to play with there! I use an old pizza box for my spraying too - very handy! Have a fabulous week and thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl - No. 58

Di said...

Loads of new goodies - lucky girl! I use a collapsible box for spraying too but this pizza box is a great idea. Do I have to now buy a pizza and eat it first huh?! Happy WOYWW, Di xx #5

Neet said...

Oh how I am a delicate shade of green - that day at The Craft barn sounded wonderful - all that talent together. Lucky you.
Love your spray station.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me - Neet #3 xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Great idea for sprays mine o all over!trace x 52

Julia Dunnit said...

Yah, my spray booth is a box too, works really well. You did some succumbing at the Craft Barn...would be really interesting to have your opinion of the three different spray types you bought.

Hazel said...

Like the idea of the pizza box for sparying. Glad you enjoyed the CB (wish I could have been there). Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #20 x

Bernice said...

Have fun with all yor new crafty goodies - and thats a really good idea with the pizza box.
Bernice

KatzElbows said...

Wow, the Craft Barn day sounds amazing. And the spray box is brilliant. I hope you have fun with your new stash.

cheers, rachel #53

sandra de said...

Lovely collection of goodies and I had love all those sprays. I have been using a pizza box for years and it would be one of the most handy things in my overflowing room.
Sandra @99

Karen said...

er....I just spray stuff on my desk which is probably why all my jars, bottles etc are colourful....soooo messy hahaha!!! I see you got loads of stash at CB, about as much as me :D xxx

Glenda said...

I love shimmer sprays and make homemade ones for myself. I purchased a little spray box to use, but yours looks great too!
Glenda 100

MrsC.x said...

i make my shimmer sprays and use them LOADS over christmas so much nicer than glitter i just use a huge box with sides cut to put mine in

TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Angie said...

I love the idea of using a pizza box ...just mad i didn't think of it ages ago lol xx10

Daniella said...

Looks like really fun goodies!! And the pizza box used as a spray box is a really clever idea! I use a small delivery box but it's time is over. Next time we have Pizza I know what I will do with the box!!!
xxDaniella#30

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your desk is always so neat & organised, I was at the craft barn on the saturday, we could of met up, I did wear my WOYWW badge but i didn't see one and nobody said hello...looks like you got some fab stuff from that amazing shop...Mel :) #46

Dawn said...

Love the goodies BJ, hope you have lots and lots of fun trying and playing with them all. Ha ha, I have decided that if I am to come next year I need to start saving about a fiver a week starting from now.........
Hugs x x x x

lisa said...

Sounds like you've got lots of new goodies to try out there. You'll have loads of fun creating with them I'm sure. I always spray onto a non stick craft mat. You can then wipe up the overspray onto small pieces of card which come in handy for making flowers or punching out of. I hate wasting it!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #91

Laura said...

Oooh, have fun with your new sprays and your pizza box. That looks like a great set-up. I have a few copy paper box tops and a box from an online order, but they're not perfect. Happy WOYWW from Laura #112

Amanda said...

Wow great crafty space, the pizza box is a fab idea, I am currently using an amazon box cos i can fold it flat and pop it out of use but it is a pain to assemble. Thank you for visiting me. Hugs, Amanda *56

nerllybird said...

I was at the Craft Barn at the weekend too; I did treat myself to just one Dylusions spray but now I want the whole lot!
Helen S #79

Angie said...

Hi ... Just poped back to explain 'fish n chip' babies ...
In the poorest of African areas the new borns are sent home in old papers ...(or nothing) ...hence the nickname fish n chips.....hard to believe.xx

sandra de said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. You can find out lots of info on Andy Skinners blog. I signed up for his tutorial which gives you videos and pdf instructions. That way I can just do them at my pace. As I can't get to the craft barn I have to do online workshops!!
Sandra @99

Peggy Cain said...

love the pizza box idea. You will have sooo much fun with your tensecond studio tools and metal I have lots of them and their embossing plates love love love them. and the sprays you can never have too many of those enjoy your goodies!

Morti said...

Ooh - the Pizza box spray booth is a really good idea - thanks for sharing that with us. Packs nice and flat so it's out of the way. Now I just need to convince the local pizza place to sell me a clean one for a song. Either that, or I need to order from Craft Obsessions who send everything out in pizza boxes!

~hmmm - think the latter suggestion sounds more fun!

505whimsygirl said...

I had to laugh when I got to the pizza box and spraying. Last weekend I spray painted something I bought at the thrift store - I put plastic on the ground and then spray painted away. Then I took off my flip flops -- OMG -- I had red feet!!! I scrubbed my feet FOUR times and still had some inkiness between my toes! tee hee

Thanks for visiting me already.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #27

Valerie said...

what wonderful goodies you have to play with! The pizza box with folding sides is a GREAT idea! Valerie #142

scrappymo! said...

What a grat idea for the pizza box...Thank you for sharing this as I am going to try this!!!
Looks like lots of interesting sprays and glimmer.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey, that pizza box is an excellent idea! I see A Muse products and they are starting a line of sprays. Of course I have to try them out and now I know what to do to protect the area. Thanks for sharing that. You have a lot of fun things on your desk, including the new sprays. I hope you get the time to play soon!

Ann B said...

Great idea to use a pizza box, doubly so because you get to eat the pizza first.
Thanks for popping by yesterday - much appreciated.
Ann B
#65

Shoshi said...

I've got a couple of small-ish cardboard boxes that I cut one side out of, for spraying - I put kitchen paper in the bottom, and use one for non-sticky spraying (glimmer mists etc.) and the other for spray glues. When the latter's kitchen paper gets too sticky I either pull it out and replace it, or just put some more on top. With the other one, when the paper has got a lot of spray on it, you can use it in projects!

I've just got the Dylusions ink sprays too but no opportunity to try them yet. Still got lots of catching up to do - I'm really behind with everything!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, BJ - it's great that on here we all help each other and get great ideas! Your idea of storing the sprays in a mini-roll box was good. Defo have to investigate that one. I ADORE mini rolls. (Oh dear, all hope is now lost of ever getting my waistline back again... You temptress you!!) At the moment they are in a plastic ice cream box - I have another one with my DIY glimmer mist spray bottles in it.

Having re-examined my Perfect Pearls, yes you are right, the labels on the bottoms are printed, not stuck on. The new ones' labels are stuck on, though, and I could probably take those off and stick them on the bottoms in order to be consistent! I wonder why they changed it...

Regarding the palette, one really good thing is that you can mix the Perfect Pearls and create your own custom palette if you like. I am sure you would soon fill up the compartments! If you haven't got enough, you could use half for PPs and half for alcohol inks. I'm really looking forward to getting mine sorted!

Shoshi

Elizabeth said...

Hi there, yours is a really interesting desk this week - lots to drool over :) I like your variation on the spray box ... I use one but never thought to give it some sides! Hope you had a good game of Badminton - I played for years and really loved it. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Elizabeth x #85