20 Apr 2012

First Ever ....Show & Tell Friday & Gray Painted Room!

My room has gone from this...........

To this in 3 days!.......

 There was a lot of painting to be done, thankfully I didn't do it! But hired a Decorator to carry the work out for me. I love it! The picture of the finished painted room was took in the evening, so light was not so good. The colour is Farrow & Ball's "Pavilion Gray" and the Gold Stripe is 1868's "Old Gold" along with Satinwood White for the fire surround and rest of woodwork.

Now the hard work for me will begin!
I need to make the Curtain's & have a Roman Blind made. Along with deciding what is going back in to the room??? I packed 4 boxes of Pictures & Ornaments & other things!
I do not want to just add everything back for the sake of filling a space! So quite a bit of sorting will have to be done in the coming months........Yes I said months! It is going to take me a while I think to find what I would like? I am NOT going to rush to fill this space! I will brows & shop & root out  finds that suit me & the room!

This is my first entry into "Show & Tell Friday"
If you would like to know more then hop over to Cindy's wonderful Blog

Cindy shares her passion for Interiors & Interests from the world of design! Here you can also
have a look at some of the wonderful images & things & rooms & stories that other Bloggers have showed & shared with the world in this great Blog hop! 

Have a great week everyone & thanks for the visit!

18 Apr 2012

Whats On Your Work Wednesday 150......Last weeks Cards!

Hi Wednesday Blog hoppers! Not lots on my desk this week with regards to hands on "craftiness" but these are last Wednesdays completed 6 cards I promised myself I would do! And I only just cleared my desk on Monday! That was good for me, as I am a tidy freak, I went a whole 5 days without doing anything!

My desk now for the next week at least will be focused on re-decorating my front room! I have been perusing various design books for ideas & furniture colours. I have decided on the colours for the room. Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray & White. I have a curtain pole to paint two pole holders. I am also going to make some Voile curtains. I really would like my sofa re-covering but still deciding on that one!

The Decorator has just made a start & filled the cracks & holes in all the walls, quite a lot really! Looking forward to seeing it finished later this week.

Finally I found another wall painting I took in Nice France that advertises the famous Nice Carnival. I think the Clown has a bit of a sinister grin on his face! It was very well done & full of detail. I love the colours in it, very Cote d'Azur!
Hope everyone's keeping well & warm in this Winter style weather we are having. Its freezing today here. Thanks to everyone who visited last week & commented on my desk. I got round quite a few last week due to skyving, when I really should have been doing other things. Saw some lovely work going on & found my trip around the globe truly inspiring! If you have not joined in yet & would like to show us your desk & what's on it then nip over here to Julias Blog at; http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/
you will find out how it works & how to enter, we would love to have a peek at what your up to! Have a creative week everyone, off to peek at yours!

11 Apr 2012

WOYWW 149.....Trying to .....get in the mood!

Hello again! Crafty-ness has NOT been very forthcoming the past few weeks, had a few trying times of late! My Mojo was AWOL...so in a bid to inspire & get me in the mood I picked out some paper by Kay & Co I have had forever & stamps I have been meaning to use & various other rub-on's & Ink's & Twine & papers and hope that something would be created???

And lo finally it was! Not 100% happy yet though, but I am getting there I think. Picture's 2 & 3 was after to-ing & fro-ing from the desk most of Tuesday afternoon. Shuffling paper at first then poking a few stamps & finally sitting down after dinner in the evening to try get to work. I will NOT tidy this desk now until I have made at least another 5 cards to go with this one! I like my sets of six!
Finally here is a Photo I took of an amazing piece of Trompe L'oeil Art work I spotted in Carcassonne in France. The detail was stunning, shame it was a bit dull really as the colours were very vivid. Would love to see more of this over in the UK. It would really brighten up some urban landscapes!

I hope we have some good weather soon? Not liking theses April showers we are having & Snow, What's that all about? Thanks so much again for all your lovely comments! I love reading them & feel really chuffed when I see what nice things you all say! thanks to my new followers too, its much appreciated! I feel honoured you think I am worth a visit! Well time to post this & snoop at your desk's. Enjoy the mighty weekly desk hop-a-thon by our leader Julia go visit her here & find out what it's all about!!

Also just a quick note to let you all know I have 24 New Distress Markers for Sale look at my previous post, there great to use but just not me!

Warm Regards

8 Apr 2012

A Bargain...Distress Markers!

Well something different today from me! I have decided to sell these Distress markers. There are 24 of them!

Antique Linen
Bard Door
Broken China
Brushed Corduroy
Bundled Sage
Dried Marigold
Faded Jeans
Fired Brick
Frayed Burlap
Milled Lavender
Mustard Seed
Old Paper
Peeled Paint
Pine Needles
Scattered Straw
Shabby Shutters
Spiced Marmalade
Spun Suger
Tattered Rose
Tea Dye
Tumbled Glass
Victorian Velvet
Walnut Stain
Weathered Wood

I bought them in haste :( & I know I wont use them. I have made a colour chart of them & that's it. There not really me & my style of crafting so decided they would be better with someone who really wants them & would use them. Not going to go on about what they do or how they work, we all know that! They are quite expensive so I think what I am asking is reasonable!


Leave me a comment if your interested!


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