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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WOYWW #162 - Distress

Bit late this morning, did a few photos yesterday but didn't quite have time for my post. Happy WOYWW to all.
I made the little bee ATC using all those inks so thought you'd like to see my Cut'n'Dry storage and my Distress Ink shelf.
Also on my desk are 3 jars awaiting appropriate decoration for our family's weekly chocolate allocation as I eat FAR too much!
The butterfly ATC is my week 5 Colour of Summer entry and the tag is Timmy's July tag.

Oh and the diecuts show what you can get out of an Amazon A1 size envelope. The card is "Kraft" colour and very sturdy. There had to be a good reason for saving all my husband's CD envelopes!

23 comments:

mamapez5 said...

I see you are like me. You like things organised and labelled. I love the way you have set it up. A very pretty ATC, and well done on the recycled die cuts. An excellent use of the envelopes. Kate x 81

sandra de said...

You are full of clever ideas. Must get some cut'n'dry and I thought I was good for putting envelopes in the recycling. Your idea is much better.
Sandra @43

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, I have had a really close up look at the pics and love the way you have organised your storage, do you hire yourself out by any chance? I could use your help, although I have now labelled all my DIs and feel quite proud of myself. Have seen your Tim Tag and butterfly ATC but loving the bee one, it is so cute. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #54

Trish Latimer said...

Good idea for the Amazon envie...must go look for some to use now! Trish #68

Dawn said...

Tee hee, your desk is looking very productive BJ. Love the DI storage, what a fab idea to put the colours on the side, must make life a lot easier. Lol, glad to see I'm not on my own with the recycling of those fab Kraft coloured envelopes (ha ha and any other household packaging tbh - pmsl think I'm very much like Elizabeth in the 'queen of free' stakes!!!!!)
Loving the ATC too, gorgeous honey.
Big hugs x x x x

Craftychris said...

Love your ATC and spy a couple of other little works of art to the right of the jars on little stands, they look fab too. What a brilliant idea for the Amazon envelopes. I have lots of them and never thought of using them - thanks for the tip! Thanks also for visiting my desk and have a good week xx

Ann B said...

Love your recycled envelope, very clever idea and perfect for tags.
Ann B
#56

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Look at all those distress inks! I was shuffling through mine the other day and thinking how I truly need to put color swatches on the ends of them. One of these days.... Great idea to use recycled mailer envelopes for die cuts.

Helen said...

I wish I had somewhere for my distress inks like that - though there isn't much wriggle room for your fingers!! Have a great day - what is left of it - despite the wet!! Helen 16

trisha too said...

Fantastic shelf, and a sweet atc, BJ!

:)trisha, #36 this week (link)

May said...

Love the storage of your inky sponge's... I also recycle any thick card I get in the post...great idea... Hugs May x x x#8

Ali H said...

Brilliantly organised for the cut & dry - I tried writing on the back but it didn't work - never thought of the side ! Mine are all in a heap in a plastic tub on my desk & I keep putting one colour on top of the other ! Will definitely try your way !! My DI's are labelled by name which shows through the really Useful Box I put them in - but now they keep bringing out all those seasonal triple packs - my box is too small. Bigger box or stop shopping ? Have a great week ! Ali #60

Hazel said...

Very well organised ink pads and cut and dry. Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well, you know how much I love recycled stuff. Way to go. All that ink looks the same to me, except the green. Guess I don't understand Timmy.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOPs, forgot. I'm # 1.

scrappyjen said...

Thanks for your visit! I love the Amazon envelope die cuts... I would never have thought of that! jenx 135 Just followed you - you are welcome to follow me too ;-)

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

You are nicely organized. And recycling, too. Two good ideas for this weekly blog hop. Thank you for your nice comment on my Fairy pages. Charlotte #85.

Becky said...

I like all your uses for different things :)

Yep, my layout is one a week to chronicle the entire year... I keep myself organized with a calendar though. ha!

sandee said...

Loving your husband's CD;s envelope, so many possibilities with them! Sorry I am so late in visiting, but my friend's visit kept me occupied! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Debs said...

It's great to see how other crafters have created their own storage solutions..........lots of inspiration! I absolutely love what you've done with the Amazon envelope, you're a true crafter!! :-) Debs #125

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great post, full of lots of tips and inspiration, BJ! You're a clever girl! Have a great week! Darnell #34

Shoshi said...

Love all your organisation! Great work space. Why, Oh why have I thrown away so many great Amazon envelopes! No more! Shoshi needs to start thinking outside the box a bit more, methinks! Great stuff you've cut from it.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #4

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog, BJ and yes, no more Amazon envelopes in the bin lol! Glad you like my palettes.

Shoshi #4