Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Off on another tangent...

Morning folks...yesterday was supposed to be a day of getting stuck into the crafty list again but as per usual in this mad workplace we call the cubbyhole...off I went on another tangent of the "tidy up" variety but before I regale you with that saga...I did manage a little playtime before the mayhem began with another of the new purchases and oh boy this Fresh Daisy Die is just so gorgeous...

OK time to come clean and share the saga of my mad tidy up moment..I was absolutely thrilled recently to be asked by SIZZIX  to create some projects with their brand new dies and embossing folders...no prizes for guessing that the answer was a very speedy YES...YES...YES PLEASE...followed by a huge box of goodies arriving for the cubbyhole crew to play with...
but all these new boys created a bit of an itch that definitely needed scratching...egged me on to tackle a task I've been avoiding for too long...time to reorganise the higgedly piggedly "no rhyme nor reason" cubbyhole die storage system. I use the word "system" in the loosest possible sense...more like disorganised chaos and whatever possessed me to think this was going one of those quick super duper 15 minute turn around jobs. One of those jobs you wish you hadn't started but once it's done you're glad you did....mind you it did involve quite a lot of gnashing of teeth...hair pulling out and a few choice words...

The Tim Holtz Alterations and Sizzix dies are now stored in a double decker system with space in the back for the "not used often" boys and plenty room to accommodate "new arrivals".no more pulling everything to find the one I want.  And talking of new arrivals...you can check out the new dies coming soon from Tim Holtz and Sizzix HERE...paper and pencils at the ready girls...
an old Cosmo Cricket box came in handy for storing Decorative Strips and the albums are perfect for storing embossing folders...
halfway through and I'm beginning to see the wood for the trees...another old neglected box upcycled to hold magnetic dies...
don't you just love when a plan comes together...thanks to SIZZIX we now have a tidy well organised die storage area...
shame about the alphabet and chipboard storage which  looks decidedly scruffy alongside but that's a job for the next time I get that "tidy up itchy" feeling. It's back to the crafty list...I'll see you all tomorrow over at WOYWW 

Hugs Kath xxx

25 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...now that is what I call Happy Mail, a huge box from Sizzix!!!...WOWzers Kath, your gonna need more days in the week for that little lot...& your new flower Die is simply gorgeous, such a pretty shape...enjoy...Mel :)

NGCARDS said...

Great card hun and loving your die storage system! xxx

scrappyjen said...

Very very impressive! Great goodies and fab storage! jenx

rachel said...

amazing storage system - and I'm so jealous of that box of sizzix dies! Wow!!! xx

Susan Flynn said...

Wow that looks so organised Kath, I could do with you coming down to Blackpool and sorting my room out!!

Linda said...

Beautiful card Kath, love the new die.
Your storage unit is looking fab, very organised. And what a great parcel to receive on a Monday morning - fabulous start to the week. Lucky girl! xx

Redanne said...

Loving your new die Kath and wow, what a great box to receive in the mail - lot of plays for you! That is such a great way to store your dies, I must pinch that idea off you and get stuck into mine too - well it is bucketing down outside.........so no gardening again today. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Pamela said...

Looking forward to your posts using new Sizzex products - I love their stuff! The trouble with storage is that we keep buying more stuff and then the storage is too small LOL!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a wonderful card you've made . . . it's so goregous . . . the colourscheme and EVERYTHING! xxx

Anne said...

Wow Kath, you had a day of it yesterday but as you said, worth it in the end ... and what a lot of dies you have!!! Your card is absolutely stunning - think I might have to invest in the holey die! Hugs x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who often has to have a massive re-organisation when new stash arrives - I love organising almost as much as I love crafting!

Christine B. said...

Your cutting section is great. What a great lot of dies you have.
Your card is lovely, a great box of playthings too. Hugs x ChrisB

kassa said...

Lovely simple look and natural feel to this beautiful card Kath. The daisy die is a hit indeedy. Fab on the sizzix front - will watch out for your sizzix designs, can't wait.
kxoxo

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card Kath, I love the design and colours. Your storage is fab - you are so organised!!

Sue

Anesha said...

It all looks so tidy, love it!!!

butlersabroad said...

Wow look at all those Sizzix goodies! And that's a great tidy up you had, worthy of a woyww post itself! See you tomorrow.

Hugs
Brenda

Beautiful card too, almost forgot about it in the excitement!

tilly's crafts said...

so impressed by the organising! but would love to play with all those new dies! and that is a gorgeous card!
Kim x

Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant - seems I'm in good company with my passion for collecting boxes; shoe boxes & husband's slipcases for books are 'filched' the moment they go anywhere near his 'tear up for paper recycling' corner. Love the script on the daisy die-cuts & that border is a treat.
Paula (PEP)

Peggy Cain said...

you've been one busy girl all that organizing. Love love that card now I need that die I've looked at it but haven't bought it yet off to Cropstop to order mine. thanks for sharing

Peggy Cain said...

you've been one busy girl all that organizing. Love love that card now I need that die I've looked at it but haven't bought it yet off to Cropstop to order mine. thanks for sharing

Karen said...

oh wow - such a wonderfully tidy space! i too struggle with my die storage although i don't have many, just different brands! i hate having to tidy or clear up my crafting stuff but if i do it properly it does pay off in the end, so to speak! gorgeous card too Kath big hugs to you and Buddy

Shazza said...

you lucky lady!! Very organised storage, well impressed and I love the card x

Aud said...

Love your card Kath that is a lovely die. Your craft storage looks great and so tidy so lets hope it stays that way. Aud x

trish said...

Hi Kath, love your card, and the daisy die is gorgeous.You have done a great job clearing up your craft room, pity they never stay like that.

May said...

Gorgeous flower Kath... boy a box full of sizzix goodies.. what more could a girl want..love the storage system you are so organised!! looking foward to the makes from sizzix... Hugs May x x

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