Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Following on from last weeks post about how I have moved into the living room on a whole I keep it neat and tidy but I did have a bit of a blip at one point when I had a few cards to make and a mini book. I think the photos can do the talking lol!!!
Next time you will have neat and tidy photos.
Laura x

Sunday, 6 December 2009

A bit different

Please excuse the bad photo this was taken at night. I have seen these wreaths all over blogland and I love them so I had a go myself what do you think? I had a wreath anyway so I just glued all of the baubles on with a hot glue gun. It's bigger than I imagined but I love it. As I seem to be the only parent in my children's schools who hasn't put any decorations yet this will be going up today with the rest of the stuff. Take care Laura x

Friday, 4 December 2009

A Prize

Over on Deannes blog (Quirky boots in my sidebar) she was running a giveaway and I won. Her work is spectacular and so very well made here is what I won.
Isn't it all beautiful?!?!? I was so pleased. She also has a shop so I think you should all go over and have a look.
Thank you so much for my prize Deanne.
Laura x

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Kind of a whats on your workdesk Wednesday

Well as you can see I have the blog name Airing Cupboard crafts that is because my craft room used to be in an airing cupboard. Strange I know but the army accommodation that I live in has the biggest airing cupboard I have ever seen - well apart from next doors obviously!!! Here a some pictures of how messy an un organised it was. This was one of the shelves the large RUB box is my scraps. Boxes are kits and yellow basket was projects I was working on.
This bookcase was built by my uncle 40 years ago!! This sat on top of the boys old changing table. Obviously the items are self explanatory.
This shelf was for paper. I love paper it is my biggest weakness.
This was my desk well my old kitchen table. The pictures on the wall are what my 7 yr old made me when first took over this room. Ignore the matches they are for the matchbox advent calender that I still haven't got round to making.....
Another view of the top of the changing table.
What I didn't show you was the TV unit under the table, the shelves under the changing table and the shelves on the wall. I loved this room as it was mine but it was hot and dark. Also it was unsociable. I didn't really have room to do much and had far to much stuff. I started to come downstairs to the living room to craft more and decided that I would move my craft room down there. I have no room for the furniture but have found space for everything and donated loads as a lot of the stuff I had was stuff I bought when I first started and no longer liked.
Obviously you can see how messy the room used to be and now as I am in the living room I am alot tidier. I will show pics of my new space next week.
Laura x

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Another card

I found this card on someones blog whilst looking around I am sorry I can't tell you who's if anyone knows please share a link. This isn't an exact copy but the ladybird shape is the same. I used Stampin up petal stamps for the wings.
Thanks for looking
Laura x

Monday, 23 November 2009

Birthday Cards

Here are two cards I made for friends little girls for their birthdays. This is a forever friends decoupage which was quickly put together.
This one was papermania stamps and the lettering cut out from my cuttlebug. Haven't had time to blog hop this week so I do apologise hopefully by the end of this week I will be caught up.
Laura x

Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas Crafting

Well it's been a while since I last posted I do apologise. Things have been busy here so I haven't really had time to get on the computer. I have taken loads of photos though so expect a few posts over the next few days. I found this frame in the local charity shop for a £1 and loved it as it was flat so I knew it wouldn't be that hard to alter.
I used some Bo Bunny paper and modge podge it on. Added a piece of Bazzil and some K&co sticker to spell out JOY. I am going to put a picture of the boys last Christmas in it.
I am looking forward to getting it out at Christmas.
I am sorry I haven't visited any ones blogs the last few weeks but I will hopefully have a good blop around this week.
Laura x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Back to normal here

Well hubby has been back at work a week and things are back to normal :-( I have still been doing lots of crafting but none is finished though - I really should just stick to one project at a time. I have made some advent coasters though. These have been on so many blogs so they are certainly not my idea. I made these for my boys to go in their rooms. I am going to add a post it pad with the numbers on.
Well I will have loads to show you when it's all completed..........
Take care
Laura x

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A card and a addiction

Sorting through my stash yesterday I realised I have an awful lot of K&co paper. I don't buy embellishments or anything but I have enough paper pads to open a shop. One of my favourite collections is Amy Butler - I love her fabrics too and am buying a few fat quarters here and there to maybe one day make a quilt!!! I have framed Amy Butler paper on my bedroom wall and I have to say I have been asked where I got the framed art on my wall from lol! Whilst browsing the web last night I landed on the papertake weekly challenge blog. I liked the sketch so I had a go what do you think? Obviously using K&co Amy Butler lol. Have a great Wednesday I will not be doing woywdw this week as am having a HUGE sort out. Laura x

Sunday, 11 October 2009


I struggle with whitespace. I feel it looks like I have put no effort into it. I admire other peoples pages they seem to make it look amazing. It's like 'the get out of bed look' that supermodels and celebrities manage to pull off effortless and look amazing. Me well the overweight, frizzy haired, smudged make up.... not quite the same is it.
I have an awful lot of pink in my stash. I like pink but as I am mainly scrapping about my 3 boys I don't use it that often. Well I did this LO using a sketch by twisted sketches and because I am in the picture I got to use pink. I think it still looks bare but it's been put in the album and I don't alter them when they are in there so this is how it's staying.
Hubby is back at work tomorrow so less crafting time for me but am hoping to still do a bit each night as I am in the swing of things now. Have a great Sunday everyone.
Laura x

Friday, 9 October 2009

Mums Gifts

Last week on WOYWDW I had a tone of Blue awning on there. well this is what it was all for. This is a tag book I made with a poem about mothers. I saw this idea somewhere else on line but I can't work out where sorry. This is a box I made for it to go in the box was so easy to make as I have just bought a score-pal and they are amazing. The instructions for this box is on splitcoast stampers. Excuse the mess of the kitchen mum is in the process of having a new kitchen fitted.
Here is the card I made using my Cricut. I spent some time reading the instruction book and we are now friends and it's doing what I want it to do with out me screaming!!!!
Mum was so pleased with her gifts which is what I was nervous about. As for me I never want to see Blue Awning again!!!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


This is a Lo of my oldest and youngest boys. The sketch is from 52 sketches 52 weeks. I'm not to sure if I like it or not though, I think it's the colours.
To answer your question Julia, Jase is off work. He has a few days off and just wanted to chill so after housework and boys in school and nursery the afternoons are mine so he has his playstation and I have my paper lol!!! Next week I will be back normal and will probably be doing a card a week. I have to say though that my mojo is back with a vengeance and have crafted everyday for the last 2 weeks which is very unusual for me but I'm loving it.
I will be back later for WOYWDW. Housework to do now :-(

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Blog Candy

Go on over and have a look at Jaks blog candy It is only open to people in the UK. What a prize!!!! If you don't want to enter (who wouldn't) have alook at the blog it's amazing.

DCM card challenge

The Daring Card makers challenge this week is folds - the card, papers etc. As I am the new owner of a scror-pal this gave me the perfect opportunity to try it out. It was quite fiddly to do but the instructions from splitcoast stampers are very clear. Laura x

Monday, 5 October 2009


Over at the The challenge this Saturday was Celebration. I needed a card for my brothers birthday so I came up with this. I have had suchy a busy weekend and have managed to do loads of crafting so there will be a few posts off mt this week.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

A quick LO

I couldn't go to my crop today as we had the privilege of MIL!!! I sulked and stamped my feet but no I had to stay and put a smile on my face and be the perfect hostess lol As I wasn't going I did a quick LO this morning. It is from a K & co kit and took me all of 15 minutes but I like the end result.
This is the 1st photo I have scrapped from our wedding 7 years ago - only another 200 to go lol!!!
I am entering this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge as this weeks theme is black and white.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009


It's bad really bad.
I am in the process of making a tag book for my mums birthday so there is all of the Blue Awning scraps. Hubby is not impressed as I am crafting in the living room!!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

A quick card

Okay I have a confession to make....... Hubby bought me a cricut expression and I don't know if I like it or not. Does anyone else have a problem with trying to cut small things? I don't have design studio or anything and have been thinking about getting it but I don't know. I think I'm a bit scared of the machine. I made a quick card the other day with it and I'm pleased with the results. I don't know I think I just feel guilty knowing how much it cost and not using it very much.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Christmas Cards

Here are a selection of Christmas Cards I have made to send to all of the troops in Afghanistan.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Need some help

I have this LO of hubby, friends and I at a summer party and I'm really stuck for a title any ideas?
Sorry about the lack of blogging, I haven't quite got in the swing of things lol!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Another new blog

Yes I have another blog lol. The other one was on a different email etc I was going to swap address's but as I had only put 2 posts what's the point!!!!
I went to my Ludgershall Crop on Saturday which is run my Julia at Stamping Ground (in my side bar). I had a fantastic day and managed to do loads. I covered a chipboard mini book, 1 double LO and 2 singles, I made a Halloween box and a french fry box.
This is one of the pages I completed. I got the sketch from Twisted sketches and all of the papers are My Minds Eye.
Please excuse the poor photo I haven't quite worked out how to take a good photo of a LO yet!!
Thanks for looking
Laura x