Thursday, October 23, 2008

Throwing a curve and stamp storage.....(4 of 4...finally!)

The challenge over at ThisThursday this week is to create something using curves...'Thrown a curve. now you can use that as a title or you can use anything that curves eg arches arcs, circles ovals waves, well even let you use squiggles'...so I'm hoping this altered CD will suffice?
The image was kindly given to me by Tina and the corners were done in my bug. The ribbon is actually a really deep purple and not black as it has photographed. I've stamped, inked and distressed and added a few adhesive pearls for some texture. I think the papers are HOTP but wouldn't swear to it!

And finally...I know its been a whopping 4 posts in one day but I've been really busy unmounting all my wooden backed stamps...and boy have I been cursing to Tina's amusement! I've wanted to do this for a while as they were taking up so much room and to be honest as some were in draws I just forgot about them.

And this is the final result of three days of wanting to throw them all out the window!! All my really large stamps are still mounted and any unwanted were donated to the Belle craft box!
Its much easier to find exactly what I want now but I think my hubby is now sick to the back teeth of laminating card for me!! Big thanks to Mrs T as well for helping me to cut some of the unmounted stamps out. So if any of you have a better way of storing your unmounted stamps....PLEASE DON'T TELL ME AS I MAY CRY AFTER THIS MAMMOTH TASK!!!
So now you know why I've not been around and why I'm cramming a weeks worth of posting into one day. Sorry!
Hugs,
Em.x

23 comments:

Macpurp said...

so no excuses why you dont produce some lovely stuff now then!!!

*ducks* don't throw stuff at me again!!!

( oh man I forgot you had all those wooden blocks left over!!!)

KardKrazy said...

Emma, this is lovely! Great piece of art.

nessy said...

so what are you doing with all the wood??? can`t imagine starting that job!! well done you ~you are getting so organised!!
vanessa xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Brilliant altered CD, and what a great idea re. the stamps!

When I was off just after my little op this year, I catalogued all my stamps, and took images off all of them, put them all in a binder ~ in categories, so I can browse through it for inspiration. Took me two weeks! ;o) (Thought it was OK to share this, as it is not a stamp storage idea, as such! lol)

Anyway, your system looks very effective.

hugs,
Chris xx

Susie Little said...

gorgeous work. thanks for playing along!xx

Terrie B x said...

`Hi` Emma...
`Thanks` for visiting my blog...Your card is `beautiful`

Love your blog look forward to sharing more of your lovely creations....
`Good Luck` in the draw by the way!!!
Have a lovely rest of your Evening:)
I`ve signed your petition ..I am a FM sufferer...TFS!!!:)~X~

Dawn said...

Wowee
Great CD emma - love the flourishes and my goodness you HAVE been a busy bee, I don't think I could bring myself to even start a job like that!!!

Hugs
Dawn
x

Terrie B x said...

`Hi` Emma...Glad you did stumble on me!!!lol...
Yes it is driving me crazy!!!!lol...but I`m crazy to start with...Hope your`s is not giving you grief!!!Phew at last someone who understands!!!rofl.....
Anyways look forward to visiting you more!!!
Promise I wont stalk you!!!
`Enjoy` the rest of your Evening....

Terrie B x said...

Crickey you`ll be wishin you hadent stumbled across me and be`thinkin` this woman really is a stalker!!!lol...
Forgot to say `Thanks` for your `sweet`comments too x

Rosie said...

Love your altered CD - the ribbon is beautiful!
Now that looks like a fab stamp storage system and if it helps, mine are nowhere near as neat as that!!

Helena said...

The altered cd, looks fantastic!

Well done on the unmounting of stamps and the storage system looks good to me!
xxxx

Sarah C said...

Wow, love your altered CD. Your idea for stamp storage is brilliant too.

Love the ribbon storage and all your lovely cards and more xxx

julietk said...

Love the Altered cd Em
When Inspiration leaves me I tend to tidy/organise the bits instead :D Hugs Juliet

Stitchinwitch said...

your altered CD looks so elegant

Sammi said...

Oooh.. that is beautiful!!
and WOW!!! I'm impressed! How organised you are!!

ScrappyPam said...

Good for you! I still haven't finished mine yet.

Kris Dickinson said...

How clever! Love your altered CD!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Nice to see you back emma/ Great altered cd. Love the colours Beautiful work as always.

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Emma
Can you e mail thisthursday@artlover.com regards being a guest designer
yours Tracey

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow that's looks amazing and so very organised, I'm just realising over that past few weeks that I am in Fact the Messiest crafter known!
Your curves piece is gorgeous! Have fun stamping!

Barbara Hagerty said...

OK Emma! I LOVE your blog!!! Not to mention the piece you've done for This Thursday, which is FAB! You're sense of humor is the best!! And your blog banner is a kick! I'll definitely be back, and thanks so much for joining-in with the This Thursday challenge, otherwise, I might not have found you!!

Dawne said...

lovely piece of work x

Cazzy said...

I like your altered CD, and the stamp storage looks good. I do the laminated sheets for my UMs but they are in a lever arch folder, your way looks easier to get at!