Saturday, 8 December 2012

I've been handy with a power tool!

This is the 'new' corner of my craft room!
I have removed the bed and put up the shelves you see here, they were even still level after I had finished with my pencil and spirit level, to say nothing of my electric drill... what a miracle! Yesterday I went to Ikea and bought the desk units you see and spent the afternoon assembling them. The second set of drawers was accomplished slightly more quickly than the first! Now I need to get another daylight lamp. I just have rather a lot or re-organising to do now, plus a general throwing away of rubbish!
On to this week's cards for Less is More. This week is One Layer Week with the title 'In a Row'.
Here are my cards
... a row of trees

...and a row of snowflakes

... and a row of houses.
I did try bleaching a row of sheep on black paper, but it wasn't too successful, I rather messed up the background...never mind, I may try it again.
Later today I shall put up the Christmas tree and start to prepare tomorrow's lunch for about a dozen people. We will be singing carols at a Victorian farm (It's Manor Farm, if any of you have been watching the Wartime Farm) at their Christmas Market. I have been taking a group of singers there each year for over 20 years. I always feed the hungry carollers when we've finished. It's great fun!
I hope everyone's preparations are going well!
Not long 'til the big day now!


  1. Lovely cards. Love the houses-they look stunning.
    Hugs Tamara

  2. Gosh Chrissie I just love your row of houses, it looks perfect. Your DIY looks great too, you are brave to be putting up shelves.
    Have a great day tomorrow,we shall be off to the shops so wont have time for a card till later in the week. Great challenge by the way.

  3. Chrissie these are just beautiful. Love the colours and all the little finishing touches. Everything works so well together. Oh wow and your craft space is so neat and organised!
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  4. oh I love the different you looks you achieved with one concept. Can't wait to play Chrissie!

  5. Wow Chrissie what a tidy, clean desk!1 i wish.. I would never dare show photos of my space waay too embarressing.
    As for the cards? delightful as always... I love the trees.

    Suzi B x

  6. Good morning Chrissie
    This time you show again a number of great examples! They are all so uniquely beautiful!!
    The card with the row of houses looks really great on kraft!

    Rosi x

  7. Love your new shelves and desk unit Chrissie. Where would us crafters be without good old Ikea? :-)
    A x

  8. loving your new crafty space wish mine looked half as good....your cards are all superb and so elegant...great work on assembling your shelves and your cards too perfection hugs sassyxxxx

  9. Love your craft corner Chrissie, obviously a woman of many talents! Fab card with the houses and I love the row of trees. Enjoy your carol singing sounds as if you'll all have a ball:)
    Val x

  10. Your cards are fabulous and your desk looks brilliant - what can you mean "throwing away"?!?!? You KNOW we crafters never throw anything away!!!!


  11. You've made a great job of this corner of your craft room Chrissie! I love this week's cards especially that fabulous row of houses - the white embossing gives a wonderful effect. Vicky x

  12. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Great cards Chrissie! Well done on your DIY efforts xx Jan

  14. Love your cards this week. My favourite has to be the row of houses on the kraft with the subtle colouring - very striking!

  15. Well I visited to look at cards and found a dream work space! I am impressed with your prowess Chrissie! Well done!
    Love your cards as well- especially the row of houses...I like it without a sentiment I think!

  16. You always amaze me - you come up with not just one very inspirational card - but three! (Although I would have loved to have seen the bleached sheep!)

  17. All beautiful cards, Chrissie. I really like the row of houses embossed in white. Sue x

  18. Handy, indeed. Your space looks great. Love these cards, especially the snowflakes with blue sponging.
    Ann Y.

  19. Well done on your DIY. Looks fab. Super cards. Love your row of trees. x

  20. First off, Chrissie, what a gorgeous craft corner! So pretty, so neat and tidy and you are SO talented!!

    Your cards, as always, are devine! It's just that simple. I've never met a card of yours I didn't like and that's really awesome!!

  21. Hi Chrissie - I love your samples for this challenge & in particular the row of houses.
    Thank you for all the inspiration you give us.

  22. I love the sweet row of trees and the row of houses reminds me of Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC. One of my favorite places to be. Great job on putting up shelves. I'm impressed! In case I don't get back around, I hope you have a very Happy Christmas and enjoy those grandchildren!

  23. Hello Chrissie,
    thank you for your lovely comment on my card from the one layer challenge this week, and I just want to tell you that both cards are one layer.
    Was my illusion perfekt? ;-)

    Rosi x

  24. Hi Chrissie what an organised looking craft room!
    Love those houses and of course the tree stamps do it for me

  25. Great cards again Chrissie

  26. Lovely cards again Chrissie, I love the little row of houses one esp.Wow you are so clever at DIY too, I am more (Destroy-It-Yourself) lol,great work Chrissie :) Viv xx

  27. Love it, You have very decent shelves. Even those lovely cards looks cute. And I do agree with your title power tools always been handy.


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