Sunday, 12 September 2010

Desperate for a week off

The last few weeks have been a little manic to say the least so I am really looking forward to the 10 days off I have beginning 9am on the 20th Sept! This weekend will be a stressful one as work is sooooo busy I am doing 3 sleep over duties in one week - 2 of them at the weekend Friday and Sunday. I have taken a week off from my DT creations so huge thanks
to the teams I work with who have been so understanding. Just my Winter Wonderland card which I squeezed in last week for Friday here
So what on earth is this? Well at my craft group I like to get the ladies experimenting along with me and sometimes we take on projects I have liked from craft stamper and this is one from December 2009 issue.
I used the household size matchboxes although some did the smaller ones and I have made the drawers all facing the same way. The silver is mirri board run through the big shot with a snowflakes embossing folder. To dull it down we used black adirondack acrylic paint rubbed on left to dry a little then rubbed off - it sure does give a great faux metal look. One of the ladies made hers a 3 stack and used the swiss dots embossing folder which once put together looked like a small filing cabinet it was Fab! Another used the music folder which again looked great.

We lined the drawers with old music manuscript and I forgot to take a pic of it before I gave this creation to my gorgeous docraft huggy buddy Liz at the papercraft extravaganza last Sunday. The little feet are actually small wooden bricks painted then covered with the mirri card just as on the box. It really was fun to make.
Well I didn't go mad at the show though thats not to say I was not tempted. Only a week of beans! As ever the Christmas stamps reeled me into the stalls and I could not resist them all - I'm sure they will make an appearance on my Christmas blog before much longer!
The weekend of the 24th - 26th is our Beamsley craft retreat and I honestly cant wait! Looking forward to seeing old buddies but also meeting up with much newer ones too such as Linda and Bea - both who I have met just the once but in that short time I just know I am going to love being around them.
Menu is sorted - room plans made and workshop ready to rock and roll - and did I forget to tell folks we have a little pressie for them too? a little warm up challenge maybe? I have also been ruthless with my stamp collection and plan to have a little sale at the retreat - I think a cull is in order to make way for the new ones I am sure to need over the coming months!
So this is me signing off until my Tuesday Taggers post next Tuesday - Have a great week folks x


  1. How amazing is this!
    I really did think you had been playing with metal.. how fab.
    Fantastic creation !
    Have a fab week off ( well deserved I would say) .. have a good one xxxx

  2. Enjoy your week off (sounds as though you need it Janet). Love the matchbox creations.
    Sue xx

  3. It is lovely and it is mine - Yay I love it and have put some of my Christmas bits and pieces in already Thanks again Janet I Love it XXX ((HUG))XXX

  4. Stunning creation, Janet. I hope the sleep over duties go as smoothly as poss and you have a wonderful time at the retreat. Love to the girls

  5. Only 4 more day to go and then you can relax. Gone on and enjoy yourself. Love your matchbox set of drawers but what have you done with all those matches!!!!!!

  6. Love this idea, looking forward to the retreat.

  7. hope you're enjoying your time off chickie ~ hugz sent your way! and lovin your project! awesome work

  8. Goodness me - what a clever soul you are!!! Jxx


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