Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW and a Penny Black Challenge


Time for another snoop around the world at some crafty spaces, hosted by the amazing Julia Dunning at WOYWW. I managed to get around everyone last week, quite a marathon, but it really is fun, try it. You remember the plastic document folders that I found in Poundland (the UK equivalent of the Dollar Store in the USA). I decided they would make perfect holders for some of my stamps, which were crammed into two drawers and getting very jumbled and squashed. Finding the one I wanted was a frustrating job, with all the stamps from the drawers being tossed onto the floor as I searched.......If you want to see the mess I was in, scroll down to the previous post...



Here is a work in progress - I had lots of 'odds and ends' of stamps by different manufacturers 


I put the stamps on one side, being cling, or acrylic, they stick nicely to the plastic surface to keep them tidy, then I stamped a sheet of copy paper with each image in that box



One little drawback was that there was no room on the narrow box for a label, so I put a white dot coloured with Promarkers on the end of each one.... 


and made a little index sheet which I taped to the wall below the shelf where they sit. Nice! It has freed up so much space in the drawers, that the mainly acrylic sets that live there are no longer in danger of death by squashing


Time for a card. The challenge on Penny Black this week, was to case, copy) a most lovely card from one of the design team, Beth. I copied the photo to show you, but it has disappeared into the black hole that is my computer, and heaven knows where the image is lurking, so you will just have to pop over there and see all the great stuff that the design team come up with

I found this anonymous double sided paper when I was clearing out, and fell in love with it all over again. The sentiment stamp also resurfaced from the murky depths, so it was obviously meant to turn into a man card, and here it is. The stars were cut on my Cricut (George, good old George) and embossed using a Tim Holtz folder, again, miraculously appearing like a little gem from the depths - I have never used it before, and I LOVE it, expect to see everything embossed in stripes and dots for a while


That's me done for today, I'll be back tomorrow

40 comments:

Stacey said...

I love the idea for stamp storage, mine are all cramed into a really useful box with no rhyme or reason!! Off to poundland I think!!! Fab card also and a Happy New Year Enfys, sorry its late x x x

Beth said...

Ooh great tip to index them, I have mine in ring binders and am thinking about unmounting all my wooden ones...big task!!
This card is stunning, I love the grungy style papers and this dog is so sweet! Thanks for CASE-ing my card for this weeks Penny Black Saturday challenge!

Love Beth xx

Loopylou. said...

ooh get you all organized hun!! my friend Fi stores all her stamps like that and it really is a fab way of doing it.
I love your card too! just perfick for the male variety of the spieces as they are sooo hard to make cards for!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Kate said...

Lovely card Enfys. Those boxes look very useful and getting all organised instead of just flinging them all in, you will have to have the tidy WOYWWer award this week!

** Kate **

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Enfys, thats very impressive - cross referenced storage! Well by now you'll have had a chance to faint over my plans..but it'll be fine for me, so we're all good! Like the cards very much.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great idea for storage!

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, long time no talk. I love your anonymous paper and the card. The colors are quite funky. I finally got my blog started-up come visit. PS thanks for the daily chuckle. xo
Hugs
Claire

Pinkllilac said...

Love the storage idea Enfys.
Beautiful card love the colours and your gorgeous design, it looks terrific.
Hugs Linda

lisa said...

Now that is what I call a storage system, En. It looks fabulous and I have serious stamp envy after seeing all the gorgeous ones you have.
Love the card.
Well done for getting round all the desks, that's amazing.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #99

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Enfys what a clever idea to use your boxes, and your card is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

May said...

Love the stamp storage idea, your card is super good luck, Hugs May x x x

Jessica said...

Great use of the cases. I might have to get some of those... I need to do something with my more recent stamp purchases. Love the card, nice masculine card. TFS

1CardCreator said...

Adorable card Enfys! Love your stamp holders too!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is brilliant storage - I hate wasting time trying to find a specific item! You'll be able to go straight to whatever you want.
Funky cards, btw :)
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

MizMaryAnn said...

Perect suggestions to start the New Year off right.

pinky said...

Excellent organisation Enfys, great idea and love how you have indexed it all. Your card is cute and the papers are brilliant.

505whimsygirl said...

A+ for organization!!! Very clever, indeed! Brilliant idea to index them.

The card is just too cute!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#45

Patty said...

very cute card! My stamps are in labeled drawers, but they are still not organized enough...they'e still in the jumbled, getting scrunched shape that yours were in before you found your folders!

Patty

Debbie said...

Love the guy card, Enfys ;- ) Your storage idea is a great one too. TFS!

Pauline said...

Love the storage Enfys, will have to take a lil trip to poundland I think . Your cards are beautiful as always :-)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Of course I had to go check out your post from yesterday to see the disaster. YIKES! I'm glad you've got it all straightened out now. Feel free to come 'round to my place and do some straightening up.

Love the card for the PB challenge. Reading your WOYWW from last week is what lead me to there and of course I had to play along. I'm hoping I can keep on doing so too.

Linda said...

Very cute card. Love the long tie. So cute.
I really love the stamp storage. I buy the Stampin Up ones. I like them. They don't cost too much. They aren't as big as yours. Great idea to color code them. You are so clever.

Kristie Maynard said...

I have been playing around with stamp storage for quite a while. I have a LOT of unmounted rubber stamps and I keep changing how I store them. I like your idea, but I don't have a place to stack them. Right now I have them stuck to the cut out pages of a small photo album. Not great, but better than before. Don't think I'll ever find a perfect solution for my space.

Guess that card was meant to be for a guy. It all works together very well. Nice, very nice!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P
ps love the cards

Morti said...

I'm still trying to catch up on last week's visits, so I've popped by to say Hi to you first....

I love how your cards have turned out, and your storage is a great idea. I use Ferrero Rocher boxes for mine! Must index them....

Morti @ 23

Brenda said...

love your color coded system....I need to do something to get mine in order...and that card is sooo cute!loveee the doggy!
hugs
Brenda

Katie said...

Great idea for stamp storage!! I'm just now getting into stamps, but I'll remember how you organized yours if I ever get more than 3 of them! Love your cards too!

Katie (159)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super storage and lovely card. Happy crafting. x

Sarah said...

Well done you! A fabulous job getting that all done - I love Poundland - the best cheapie around! And a gorgeous card too! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

butlersabroad said...

Great storage idea Enfys, I don't have too many unmounted type stamps yet, but the storage of other types of stamps is definitely getting out of hand! Beautiful card too.

Hugs
Brenda 103

kath said...

love your super cute dude en...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...and great stamp storage...hugs kath xxx

VonnyK said...

Great load of stamps and I love the cute card.
Von #19

Neet said...

Love that stamp storage - which pound shop was it you got them in please.
Love your makes. Thanks for sharing and lots of Hugs - Neet xx

bohemiannie! art said...

Your card is great and no wonder! You're totally organized!

Beckyt said...

Hi Enfys, what a great way to organise stamps so neat :) also what a fab card x

TangolikeRaindrop said...

What a great idea for stamp storage. :) I love your cards too!

Karen said...

I love your idea for the stamp storage, it looks very organised! Gorgeous card too, its really lovely :)

A bit late this week but I hope you had a great WOYWW and also have a lovely weekend, Karen xx

The Crafty Elf said...

I did the same with my unmounted stamps but used a CD case. Doesn't hold as many stamps though - I really like your idea better! What a super card, I love the image! Thanks for the visit and Happy WOYWW (a little late).

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a great idea, might have to have a look in the pound ship myself!

Cardarian said...

I am late coming back to you - you are extremly organiside - I wish I was like that with my stamps - the only organisation of mine is that they stay in their original packaging so that I at least know what they are!Huh!
Hugs,
Cardarian