Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello from my new Craft 'Cave'

Hello creative people, I've finally found some time for a little creativity and a blog post :)   However, life is still not back to 'normal'.

We've moved into our new home but it's not finished yet, lots of unfinished 'things'.   I won't bore you with details but it's been an unsettled and exhausting month.   The entire summer was unsettled but we did have many good times enjoying the walking & cycling trails in a town up north while we waited for our home to be finished.

So here we are living in a small quiet town, close to water.  The people are very friendly, we feel like we are 'home'.

I've found it difficult to be creative when exhausted but I wanted to make thank you cards for a couple of people who work for the builder and have helped us a lot.

I used inky/painted backgrounds and Crealie (flowers)  & Memory Box (flourish) die cuts.

By the way, my craft room is pretty much the same size as I've had previously, it has lots of natural light during the day, even though it's downstairs.  I'm very pleased with my 'craft cave' as my husband calls it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !
Shirley x


Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you've been having a rough time and hope that you soon have more peace and quiet. The card you made is fantastic. Look after yourself, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Sounds like a pretty unsettling time Shirley but pleased you are now in your new home and finding a little me time to craft and very pretty it is as well.

B x

geistige_Schritte said...

a wonderful card! These sounds are fantastic with the paper flowers!
It takes time until you have finished with setting up your new house.
It sounds good that it feels like at home.
Happy weekend, Elke

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations!!! Hope you have many happy years in your new home. Love the card, great colours and design. When you are ready will love to you your craft room. Mine is such a mess. lol Sending hugs and purrs. Anesha and Skipper.

Darnell said...

This really popped on Facebook, Shirley, and it's even more amazing here! You have created a true keepsake gift in these thank you cards! They will be cherished! The texture and depth and colors are all outstanding! I'm so glad that you are finally "home" and happy!! Hugs, Darnell

kaybee said...

Hi Shirley, great to hear things are slowly getting back to normal. My "cave" has lots of natural light too, which is so important. Fabulous card, I do love the blend of colours.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A gorgeous card Shirley with such beautiful colours. I’m really pleased to hear that you’re settled and happy in your new home and I wish you all of the very best and much happiness too. I’m sure that you’ll make lots of new and happy memories. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS work from your new 'cave' as I think that's classy somewhere to hide away from everything. Love this and great to see you back,xxx [aNNie]

Pat said...

So lovely to see you back here Shirley and pleased to hear you have finally moved in to your new home, and even if there are still some finishing touches to be done it sounds as though you are already feeling settled. This card is beautiful with a gorgeous background and the pretty Crealies flowers and great colours and texture, and a wonderful thank you card. x

Elaine said...

So glad to hear you are getting nearer to a settled home and craft studio again. It sounds like you have chosen a lovely place. Elaine x

cuilliesocks said...

Pleased you are getting settled into your new home Shirley, it all takes time.
Your card is gorgeous, beautifully designed and coloured, those are such wonderful dies, take care Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, so glad that you've moved in at last even it it's not quite finished. Glad to see you got your priorities right though and got the craftroom sorted.

Sue xx

Enny said...

What a pity, that you had such an unsettled time, and your new home isn't completely ready yet, but I do hope that everything will work out fine ! Your card is beautiful, so glad to hear, that you have a nice craft studio, and you live in a lovely place ! All the best ! Enny

sheila 77 said...

Hello Shirley, so nice to see you back here.
I'm glad you are feeling at home in your new area, and that's great that your craft room is good. I'm sure there is lots to do in a new house, hope you can relax while you are doing it.
Lovely to see your 3D beautifully coloured cards again.

Little Artbee said...

Hello dear Shirley, a very nice card in my favourite colors. I like it much.
Hope you feel fine. Since yesterday it became cold in Germany and now the nice time of candle lights and cabin fire begins. The gardenwork is finished and we have more time for creativity.
How is the weather at your land?
Dear Greetings

Astrid Maclean said...

A lovely,lovely card/tag with stunning colours in the background and beautifuly finnished with the flowers!! Glad to hear you are slowly settling in! Wishing you all the best for the coming weeks and may you find many more creative moments soon! I bet your thoughtful gift will me much appreciated!

Gerrina said...

Super that you moved in! Always a lot more work than you think to finish everything of, but so great to try and look what workes best in a new home! And the pleasure of being in a new home where you can stay a long time is super! I would love a craftroom downstairs; I wouldn't have to go up and down with all the stuff needed for workshops...Glad you have one again and can get crafty whenever you want!
Hope you have so many good times in your new home and make beautful memories there! Good luck with finishing all to your wishes.
Your flower is stunning and the background too! Great card as always! Hugs, Gerrina

Greta said...

How exciting to be in your new home, Shirley! Glad you're feeling like this is where you belong! These cards are just stunning--clearly you haven't missed a beat! They really should be framed! Sending hugs, Greta

froebelsternchen said...

Great to hear that you have moved in already! All will be super in the end!
Sounds like you have found a very nice place to live!
Amazing cards! I have missed your art Shirley!
Sending you power for the last big things to do.
oxo Susi

Win Dinn, Artist said...

These are such stunning cards, Shirley, and I'm so delighted to hear that you're finally in your new home and have a 'craft cave' in which to play. I'll look forward to seeing your posts, as always. Happy weekend, my friend.

Donna Ellis said...

So glad you are getting settled in your new home - the best part is hearing that you feel at home there because of the people! It doesn't get any better than that, does it? Did you take before and after photos of your craft cave? It sounds lovely with all the natural light. I made a mistake with mine and painted it during early summer - and we chose what we thought would be a great color, but it is too dark, so we put in some recessed canned lights. What size of yard do you have? Will you be able to plant bulbs and shrubs next spring? Or do you plant bulbs in the autumn?

Your beautifully colored cards are floral masterpieces with the layered flowers and spots of happy silvery explosions! gorgeous backgrounds as always. love, de

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
sandy xx