Friday 16 August 2013

I'm back!!! with The Rubber Buggy challenge 'Back to School'

Hi everyone & fianlly...I am back!!!
As some of you will know I had plans to re-decorate my craft room, and whilst that STILL isn't complete yet, it is now totally re-organised and back in working order. I've done all the fiddly storage items like getting all of my teeny tiny buttons, brads & bits 'n' pieces organised into brand new proper storage boxes (instead of my old cardboard/makeshift ones that were falling apart!) with different compartments so everythings looks neat, tidy & colour coded. So thats the hard part (or certainly the part I least like to do!) I've completely re-arranged the whole room & made little areas for different techniques, like a stamping & colouring table & shelves, a die-cutting storage table, sewing table & organised all of my different sized papers into their collections in plastic sheets. It must be working as I'm whizzing around on my chair much less than I used to as everything I need is right there infront of me!
I just need to re-paint now and get some nicer looking of the larger furnature/storage items as & when finances allow. But on the whole the room works so much better, plus it's just taken me half the time to complete one of my SC&P commissions than it usually would - just beacuse everythings tidyed and all my tools are to hand. Wow - such a pleasure to be crafting again - I should have done this years ago!!!
I'll take some pics when the cosmetic parts all done ;)
Anyhow enough of my rambligs I'm posting today for The Rubber Buggy who I just like to thank for being so patient with me whilst all of this has been goin on, so please join me in supporting this great, fun 'Back to School' theme!

The suggested colours for the Back to School theme were red, yellow & black...well whilst these colours are perfect for back to school theme - I just don't do primary colours!! So I used these scrummy Vintage Garden papers by Pion Design which have a redish, yellowish colours but in a softer, more shabby pallet that suits me down to the ground! I then added some heavy dark metal objects & black stamping for a hint of black. I used 'Tilda with Spitz Pocket' from the Special Moments collection 2013.
Distress Inks:
Skin - Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Cheeks - Tattered Rose mixed with Aged Mahogony
Hair - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress & Shoes - Victorian Velvet, Pumice Stone shading
Socks, Pocket & Dress lace trim - Pumice Stone

Embellishments include Martha Stewart clay frame & corner, Dymo red tape sentiment distressed with white paint, Tim Holtz hindge die covered in Crackle Paint, silver owl charm, shabby seam binding bows, lace & button tied with twine, doily & Tim Holtz metal file tabs & bull dog clips. The flowers are WOC & Magnolia berries both available from The Rubber Buggy (see below for links to products used).

Links for Rubber Buggy Products:
Tilda with Spitz Pocket
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies
WOC Flowers
Other flowers & Berrries
Lace & Trims
Metal charms

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Dutch Magnolia Chickies - Anything Goes
Lovely hAngler or Sweet Magnolia - Buttons or Bows
Magnolia Mania - BINGO (middle row - Tilda, pink, stitching)
Magnolia-licious - Lacy Lace
Stamp & Create with Magnolia - Back to School


  1. WOW! FANTASTIC: Wellcome again. I´m been missing your work A LOT!. Elena F.

    1. WOW! I´m back again........Your first work after your break and you won! Incredible! Elena F.

  2. Wow this is a beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at DMCC.
    Hugs Joukje

  3. Heya "stranger", welcome back!!
    Your card is yummy as always Deborah and I would liove to see pics of your finished craftroom, sounds like a super place so look forward to more stunning cards from you!!

    xx Irene

  4. Gorgeous card! Love all the beautyful details!
    Thank you for joining us at MMC!
    Hugs Marion

  5. Gorgeous card! Love all the beautiful details!
    Thank you for joining us at MMC!
    Hugs Marion

  6. This is just awesome!!! I love details, your amazing colouring, colours... everything!
    Thank you for joining us at LHOSM!
    Barbara GR

  7. Just gorgeous, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamp & Create with Magnolia x

  8. I can hardly wait to see your craft room, I love organizing all the crafting things as I always find stuff I forgot about. Your card is gorgeous and I love the colors you have on it. Tilda is beautiful as I love your coloring. The clips are fun with the Magnolia doohickey and the crackled hinge, elegantly done for the school theme.
    Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog also. I really appreciate it!
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Kelly

  9. Love your card! Your coloration is fanatstic!
    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Mania!
    Hugs, Andrea

  10. What a fabulous card. Thanks for playing with us at S&C with Magnolia this time x

  11. Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at S&C with Magnolia this time x

  12. WOW this is just incredible! It's just LOADED!! I LOVE THAT!! hee hee So much to look at and just the perfect amount of details. Thank you so much for joining our "Lacey Lace" challenge and hope to see you play again!
    Magnolia-licious, Stamps, Dies and So Much More Designer
    Cards and More Cards

  13. Your card is simply amazing :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia Mania ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  14. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at DMCC,
    hugs Rachel

  15. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at DMCC,
    hugs Rachel

  16. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at DMCC.

  17. Beautiful card! I love all of the details and your gorgeous coloring. Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia Back to School Challenge. We will have another fun one tomorrow. We hope you will play along again soon!
    Stamp and Create with Magnolia


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