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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Method in Madness!!! Anything for Crafting!!!!

Hi Guys!!! This Post is for a crafter friend Tejal Mehta Shah ...was thinking about sharing this for long but she truly inspired me to blog on the same and share my supplies with her and many others!!!

That is my Craft cupboard which stores all my extra supplies while not in use and also stores my crafting tools and machines which would otherwise have gathered dust lying out!!! The cupboard is decorated with magnets collected by me from all over my travel trips taken to Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, Mumbai, Pune etc etc....and those notes are my notes and thoughts that i write on and off....bad habit of diary writing you see :)....

Now lets take a look inside the cupboard .....



The top most self has my albums....8X8, 12X12, and some odd measuring ones too...they come my way from Itsy Bitsy Bangalore....one of my first online stores and as i visit Bangalore quiet often thanks to my brother and his family who is settled there ...I get to shop there  personally too!!!

The second self contains my favourite crafting tools- my Cuttlebug, my SilhouetteSD, my Circuit Slice Die Cut from Making Memories, my Hot Glue Gun and my Sony Photo Printer....Amongst all I love my Cuttlebug and Sony Photo Printer the most!!!


Third self has my Patterned Paper from all over and card stocks and my gluing items ....the fourth self has my Decoupage items and a lot of my other crafting boxes like Madhubani paintings...Floral designing kit....Sand painting kit etc!!!!

Sorry...for all the mess ...they need slight clean up .....oooopppsss!!!!!

Now after the tour of my dear cupboard ...lets check out my craft table!!!! My work station.....My most fav place to be ...


Now lets go one by one ....first a closer look at my table where I work and create everyday!!!


Those boxes that you see have loads of small boxes and a lot of other stuff tucked in so that my table is neatly organised and I know which box to open without creating a mess!!!



My two most important boxes....the green one has all my corner punches ...and some of my regularly used designing scissors.....the black one has my three regular plain scissors ...one for paper....one for finer designs and the other for ribbons and twines.....my measuring tapes....craft knives, bone folder, scoring blades, single hole punch, single star hole punch...on the side i have pencils, markers and pens and eraser....




The other designing scissors which I use off and on....all bought from Hobby Ideas while I was in Mumbai....one of my fav stores where I was a regular visitor!!! These Scissors help me turn a simply journalling into a stylish one by just mounting it on a layered paper whose edges have been cut by them!!!




My cane box .....wait till you peep inside  ;P...


Yesssss.....it holds my wooden mounted stamps from Stamping Up and Hobby Ideas....loads of them and I love all of them....


My second fav wooden box ....holds some more special stuff I love a lot!!!!



My collection from Close to My Heart!!! There are lot more that I have got from friends like Jovita, Khyati, Radhika etc...already posted on my FB page!!!



My Acrylic blocks ...Versamark....my Ink Pads from Close to My Heart!!!! Stamps and Inks most crafters would agree help us create some wonderful moments on the scrapbook and cards...and there are so many techniques that one can try out with them that the possibility of creativity is endless!!!


My layering paper and blanks cards!!! Layering Paper is  like a life line for me.....and i have a variety of them....sorry not going into each and every detailing as that would make this blog too long.....one will see the patterns everytime I end up with a finished product!!!




My regularly used ribbons.....something that not only enhances a craft piece but in a simple manner gives it a very warm and cosy look ....a very "you are cared and remembered" touch!!!


Some nice embellishments from Hobby Ideas with color co-ordinated alphabets and ribbons...with matching card stock to assemble them and make tags.....they come very handy when I am in lack of time and need to quickly embellish ....




 Coloured Paper Frames for scrapbooking and card making...from Itsy Bitsy!!!!


My chipboard and other sticker collections!!!! Only few here ...could not fit all of them :(....chipboards and stickers are a very easy method of adding a tinge of glamour to one's craft piece according to me!!!




Other embellishments , rub ons and glass stickers.....rub ons again are my fav to work with ...as they are less time consuming to use and sometimes really save me when I go through those bad phases of  "Mind Blocks" !!!!


My Glue dots ...clothes line clip...cardboard flowers, eyelets....scrapbook ring binders....and my fav inchie squares.....my next blog shall be on the use of inchie squares...they are a great way of adding colour and fun to your cards !!





Other colour co-ordinated embellishments from Hobby Ideas and some tags and frames.....one can create a lovely embellishment by just assembling them in the way one wants and the options are unlimited .....


My Collection of Punches!!!! Do I need to say anything about them.....




The basics...my paints...brushes...sketch pens ...copic markers....color pencils...etc in an all in one  basket !!!



My all time fav and the most colourful box in my craft room and table....an embellishment I cant do without!!! Wait till you sneak inside !!!!




Top Layer...buttons from all over..Pie Lane....Kreating keepsakes....Bits and Pieces but the maximum stock is from Cheap Jack, Mumbai....excellent collection and as its a wholesale/retail outlet the buttons are damn cheap!!!!





The Second layer and more buttons....hehehehehe :) a simple piece of art and craft can be taken to a whole new level of creativity only by the use of these colorful buttons....one does not need anything more!!!!



My basic tool Kaiser paper trimmer.....




This is also something I cant do without....my Easy to Peel Off Post It Board!!!! has my ideas ...notes...order follow ups...contacts of craft stores and friends who supply me with craft supplies.....quick measurements that I need to save etc and etc......

Phew !!! that brings me to the end of all this madness .....and am totally exhausted ...so heres me signing off ...Good Night and Bye till my next blog!!!!


20 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Oh my God! Saumya you have a heaven of craft in that room of yours. I think I can live there and die peacefully without any regrets :) Thanks for sharing!

Tejal said...

OMG!! ARE you kidding? Where were you all this while? dang..could have swapped so much of stuff with you!!! Love love love your madness...I would call it madness!!! And those buttons!! oh fish!! you gotta give me the address of Cheap jack's...even i never use them..or rarely do..I love to hoard such pretty things!!
And inches! you have inchies!! super!!
You got the bug, SD and the slice? do I sound crazy repeating myself? I am...phew!! awesome...so now its your turn to peek into my cupboard!!
Enjoy!!
http://tejalcreates.blogspot.com/2011/04/peek-into-my-craft-cupboard.html
http://tejalcreates.blogspot.com/2011/11/reveal.html
http://tejalcreates.blogspot.com/p/my-crafting-space.html

Crafterkhush said...

OMG... This is like WOW... and some more wow and some more wow... dude ur like a collection of candy... Awesome... Thanks for sharing your work space...!!

Saumya said...

Hey Ujjwal....same pinch ...I share the same views...I just love my space!!!!

Saumya said...

Hehehe Tejal...was here only...only connected with a few more mad people much later in life (u included in that mad gang of crafters)....Cheap Jack is in Bandra...near the Globus showroom...just get down and ask anyone...pple will guide u!!! and yes please feel free to swap!!! inchies...i love them....will check ur space now :)

Saumya said...

Thanks Khush!!

Jovi said...

wow saumya... this is one awesome awesome post... I cant just believe all the stuff you have there girl... and compared to my stash its really really neat!!!

*~řäđĥïķã~* said...

OMG saumya!! thats some stuff you got stacked up ur almirah!! would love to steal it anytime, and I love the box of buttons the most,so colourful. I wish someone could get it for me from mumbai, I'm nt going there anytime in the near future :(

Saumya said...

Hey thanks Jovi ....am not sure u call it neat...specially after seeing Tejal's organisation skills...but yess me very proud of my collection and just love them.....feel free to share ur space too

Saumya said...

Hey Radhika, ur are most welcome hehehe... :) could u wait for a year dear ???? will be shifting back to mumbai in a year ....or maybe lets ask Jovi, Khyati or others to help you in case you in an urgent need ;)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW it was awesome taking a tour of your craft room and so beautiful the way you have organized stuff! So nice to see you are a versatile crafter
Cheers from Bangalore
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Taranjotkaur said...

U r lucky to have all these crafty embellishments with u...no doubts they make us smile and happy:))
really nice collection:))

Saumya said...

thanks Dr.Sonia....have seen ur work too..and love it

Saumya said...

thanks taran :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow awesome, so much stuff n how beautifully u have organized each n every stuff.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

Saumya said...

thanks a ton sudha :)

Bhavana said...

OMG.. awesome post.. loved ur craft storage.. awesome collection of magnets :)

Saumya said...

thanks bhavana :)

Kraft Angle said...

OMG............ thts a mini store ........... Lovely Saumya

Saumya said...

Heheheh....Yess I love my Mini Store....thanks Meghna