Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Helloooooo, so a little while ago Alix had a *guess what I am making* competition on her blog. I randomly guessed 'lampshade', imagine my astonishment to be right lol anyhoo just look at this gorgeous kit that arrived in the post from Alix. Totally perfect for me in style and colour, I absolutely love it. Huge thanks.x



As you have seen in previous posts I have my promarkers stored in a DVD rack from Ikea, now when I went to get one from Gateshead they were out of stock...as it happened I was going to Manchester to a gig and was able to pick one up there. Then the other week I decided I would quite like the matching cd racks to put my unmounted stamps in, so off I go to Gateshead...and would you believe it they had the dvd racks but NOT the cd racks...even worse they said they were discontinued and not getting them back in! I was gutted, so much so I didn't even buy my fave cake from the Swedish supermarket!

My friend sue came to the rescue, as her store still had some and she went along and got some for me. I originally wanted 2 but as they will no longer be available I asked her to get 3. Then another friend who was working near Sue for the day, did me a favour and picked them up and brought them back here...Awesome friends eh?!

So here they are , 2 of them full of stamps, the third spare for the time being.




On top you can see Flori and Viktor, hard at work. I was asked what is in the drawers that they sit on...







The weekend saw my little boy turn 22....crikies that makes me feel old. I made him this card. Kirsty Wiseman papers and stampotique stamp.



He asked me to make some bookmarks with bones on, as he is studying osteo-archaeology at uni.


White card, with a file folder cut on the sizzix added to the top. Coloured with distress inks.



7 gypsies papers and stamps added...



and finally run thru the laminator.



I also stamped some bones onto black shrink plastic.




to make a keyring.




He did get a 'real' present too lol and a day out and picnic at Fountains Abbey. It was an utterly glorious day.
Here he is with his girlfriend..


Just look at that ceiling...
I take photos of signs, it amuses me.


it was waaay too hot, I found this little niche to rest in.


As for my desk....well it is covered with the contents of my crop trolley, I needed it for picnic stuff, so its all dumped on my desk. Off to a late night crop on Friday so it will get sorted out then.



I will try and get around as many blogs as possible today , but I am off to see Coheed and Cambria tonight, so I will catch up on any missed blogs tomorrow.

44 comments:

  1. Oh, what a great post, Fountains Abbey looks amazing, congrats on your son's birthday. Love his card and the stuff you made him, so funny!!

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  2. ooo I love how you have organized your stamps! I am thinking of doing mine that way too, but have no idea where to put them all lol. Thanks for the peek in your drawers!

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  3. What fab stamp storage. Looked like a lovely day out. Happy birthday to the birthday boy :-)
    A x

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  4. Hi Darcy
    fab piccies this week, i luv your storage its brill, great bookmarks, luv the keyring, looks like lovely day out, hope son had great birthday, have good day, sue,x

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  5. Hi Darcy

    fab photos :O)

    oh my goodness how tidy is your stamo and pen storage I love it!!!

    Joey.x

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  6. oh wow great work space,love your work too very creative,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

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  7. Ooh fabby stash Darcy :-) Absolutely wonderful card for DS (what's the 'boy' stamp on the front please, is it Stampotique?) The keyring is fabulous also ;-) How great you managed to get the CD racks they're just ideal.
    Anne xx

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  8. Love ll of your makes that storage is great so i hope you can get the rest of it that you want.
    Still in awe of your people on the drawers.
    Kate x

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  9. Hi, love your work! The card and the bookmarks AND the keyrings - they all look great. Everybody has their flair in different mediums, looks like papers and inks are yours :)

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  10. Oooh I love your storage and Flori and Viktor arent they great! also love the stampotique stamp - I didnt realise they did boys I think i have only seen girls and where did you get those bones stamps from? I so need them! oh now reading your blog is so going to cost me...

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  11. Oh, I love your little key chain! What a great idea!!!

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  12. Persistence has its perks. I was blown away by those racks all sitting side by side. Well chosen storage. Love the card and key holder, too. Have fun tonight. Happy WOYWW.

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  13. Ohhh Darcy...you never fail to amaze me with your creations...both edible and non edible. Where to start?! I'm so glad you have managed to get more storage. I LOVE the card - even though I am not a Stampotique fan...but who knows...come Halloween...they may be perfect!! LOL. Love the book marks too. Osteo- archaeology...hmmm ...sounds like I could do with some of that for me ol' bones! *Ü* Those key rings will be great for Halloween too. LOVE that photo of the arches...I LOVE arches and arched windows. Great pic of you and you look chilled sitting in the shade. Have fun. TFS. ~Glen~

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  14. Thanks for that Darcy it was all lovely -the storage the card the bookmarks and the keyring and a lovely reminder of one of my favourite places. You son is cute too! Hugs BettyXXX

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  15. fab storage. Love the bookmarks, the picture of the ceiling is similar to the one I took a couple of weeks ago at Glasgow University in the cloisters. Hugs Pam x

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  16. I love all the things on your blog Darcy, from the art projects to the recipes, so many things to look at. Love the Ikea storage, great idea for stamps and pens. Love the bones bookmarks too, very creative.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  17. A fab post ... it all looks amazing ... I especially LOVE your Stampotique work!

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  18. Hi Darcy!
    I love your craft room! I love listening to music as well! What is your faveourite music?
    Love
    GeorgiaXOX

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  19. Love the Keyring you made hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  20. Fab fab storage, honestly, they really are perfect for the job! Bet your baby boy was pleased with the bookmarks, I love 'em! Have a great time this evening.

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  21. Hi Darcy, great little bookmarks, love those bone stamps. Also love the keyring, very Twilight/Burtonesque, lol! hugs Heidi xx

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  22. oh I really must go to Ikea! Love those little shelving thingies!! Love your book marks and of course the key rings. Hubby's feeling a lot better thank you!! Bit scarrry him being ill, though, that's usually me! Have a crafty Day!!
    ((Lyn))

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  23. I feel another trip to Ikea coming on. Kathleen x

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  24. Darcy I love your blog - I am smiling as soon as it opens. Loving the bone things :o)

    xx

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  25. Hi Darcy, we have to use hand embroidery on the fabric now. Yes I was thinking of using beads and will definitely do some couching now, thanks :-) Most of the colour is from the rainbow organza over the top.
    Anne xx

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  26. Absolutely love those bookmarks & your son's card! x

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  27. Am,azing storage system....I do wish I could be that organised!!

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  28. Fabulous makes - love the keyring. I love Fountains Abbey, I used to go there as a kid, would just love to go back! Kim

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  29. Fab storage- so organised too. I was shocked that your son was 22 because in your blog photo you don't look much older than that yourself!
    Love the bookmarks.
    Linbyx

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  30. When I grow up I want to have shelves like yours please

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  31. Amazing storage!
    Lovely stuff!
    Chrissie

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  32. Love that storage.......very jealous!!

    Plus that owl paper is super cute.

    Thanks for sharing

    KS

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  33. I love the storage, the bookmarks and keychain are fab and you don't look old enough to have a 22 year old!

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  34. Really enjoyed ur pics today, what fab bookmarks and key ring! Congrats on your win - we both ahd goodies arrive this week, it is nice to get a treat enjoy playing wiht ur new stash Esther x

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  35. Great post. Love the racks and the little drawers and Flo and Vik on top of them, and the bookmarks.

    Marilyn
    x

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  36. Your storage looks amazing. Loved those boney book marks and the key ring.

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  37. I just love your storage! How come I can never find anything like this at Ikea? LOL!
    Looks like you had a great day out and what a fabulous card and keyring charms for your son.

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  38. I now need to buy a new laptop as I have just drooled all over it looking at your storage, Happy Birthday to your boy!! Love the card & bookmarks
    C
    xx

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  39. WOW busy desk . Love the day out pictures they look great, Happy Birthday to your son. Thanks for popping by mine, Hazelxox

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  40. Great pics - love the ceiling at FA, I have stayed in their cottage and the grounds are just beautiful. I also dump things on my desk, then of course you have to sort them! I never learn!! ikki

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  41. Hi darcy! Those bookmarks sure are interesting! Love them! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  42. Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog
    (Creating my way to success)
    I grew up in North Shields - so not too far from where you are!!
    Lovely blog - and coincidentally I got that same blog award you have from a friend a few weeks ago!! :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  43. Hi, sorry I'm sooooo late. I loved your post this week. Great new storage and those bookmarks and key ring are amazing. love your work.

    xx

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  44. Love your storage! Awesome.

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