Wednesday, 21 April 2010

WOYWW - Mmm I've been tidying

Well I thought I'd strike out and show you before and after pictures, I've said recently that my art journaling was taking over the world and I wasn't kidding, so I've had a massive tidy up and sort through, I thought I'd be quite ruthless and get rid of 'lots' of thinks I don't think I'll use, but by the time I'd done I had one small box of cardmaking stuff and a definite intention to get some of these things altered and moved out - maybe a little bit of stash dieting only buying essentials (DST and cardstock) until I've got some things moved out - now before you ask no I didn't do this tidy up this morning but at the weekend but I promise it's stayed tidy (ish) since! 

Anyway enough waffling this is before in my crafting cupboards - woops
and after - and yes they do actually close
and then my scrap table  and before you ask - no I can't use it when it's this bad!
t-der what do you think - what do you mean it looked better when it was messy!
remember me saying it was getting ridiculous - this was apparently our breakfast bar
Mmm - same home?  Probably not!  I sneaked up the road to the show home LMAO - nope honestly this is what it's supposed to look like!
Finally spilling onto the dining table - well not so much spillin but taking over the world!  But we were all art journaling whilst watching repeats of Top Gear so what do you expect! 
And now (flowers from hubby for anniversary)
Now I'll grant you these were technically done at the weekend so just to show my current workstation area - yes back in my scrapping area and only one project on the go!
So that's me done if you're joining in don't forget to pop over and tell Julia  right I'm off child to take to school and then I trip to the Doctor's (again I'm not very well - got lots of tests to be taken boo hoo)

46 comments:

  1. You weren't kidding where you when you said your art journalling was taking over ;) good job tidying it all away. are you sure that's the same house??? :)

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  2. great pictures! I love how you have spread out everywhere for your art journal...that is true art! your kitchen is beautiful! would love cooking there!

    {{hugs}}mandyxx

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  3. Good grief... you should get an award or something.. the transformation is totally amazing!! Did DH wonder if he had come into the correct house that evening?? LOL

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  4. I love your before pictures - the creative mayhem looks so inviting. What was underneath it looks pretty cool too! I bet you're glad you've excavated your furniture. You'd need to send a whole Search & Rescue Team in to find mine I'm afraid x

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  5. What a transformation it look very tidy now.

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  6. Oh oh oh..art everywhere! How gorgeous. And how gorgeous it looks tidy too - can't win huh? You say you were all journalling? A family? Please explain! COngrats on your anniversary!

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  7. OMG - i'd move into the showhouse if i were you!!! You weren't wrong about taking over the world...

    Hope your tests are anything serious - wishing you well

    Paula x x x

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  8. No wonder you don't feel well - you must be exhausted! Fantastic tidy up, now if you could just pop along to a certain conservatory in Kent...............!

    Hope you feel better soon,

    Jo
    x

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  9. WOW you have had a tidy up. Looks like you have been working hard in your space. Your Art Journalling looks fantastic too. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x x

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  10. Hi :O)

    wow your workspace is amazing! gorgeous work in progress on your desk too, lovely flowers I hope my hubby remembers our anniversary in a few weeks lol

    Joey.x

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  11. I really cannot believe that is the same place ... now get round here and do mine ... erm ... please :0)

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  12. Fab show and tell...very honest :-)
    A x

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  13. I was thinking of how I would take the mickey of you throughout that post but when I got to the end and saw you aren't well, I couldn't do it! So you're in my thoughts, sending a big hug x x

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  14. That must have taken some doing to sort out!! Love the look of the journal pages so far

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  15. Hats off to you, that's some seriously impressive tidying! Well done you! You have a lovely home!
    Chrissie

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  16. What a good clean up! I love that you showed before and after! Very nice! What is the current project???
    Cardarian

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  17. dont you just love having a clear out :) i do, and the best part is messing it all up again ;) x

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  18. WOWZERS thats alot of tidying up you have done!! THink you have just motivated me to go and tidy up my space!!!

    Leanne xx

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  19. You must have spent the entire weekend getting your work area cleaned up. Everything all neat and tidy really works in my world, so I was totally impressed. I was most impressed with your table and countertop. You really worked on it, that's for sure.

    As for decluttering and getting rid of things, it forced you to look at things in a new light and whether you would use the stuff. I would say even getting rid of one small box of unwanted stash is a milestone in anyone's book. BTW, I love that journal spread. Very colorful.

    Have a fun and clutter free WOYWW.

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  20. PS made me cuckle about taking a pic at the show home hehe
    Anne xx

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  21. The craft cupboards looked ok to me before - my shelves are permanently like that. It is nice to have clear surfaces - breakfast bar anyway, not where you actually do your crafty creations - just not nice being the one who has to do it :-/
    Hope the test results are ok ;)
    Anne xx

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  22. wow, that's some serious tidying =)

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  23. wow ! there's a reansformation, my dh would have asked me if I were moving out had I dont the same!
    Hope Dr's goes ok x

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  24. I have laughed so much at your photos! I think the breakfast bar has to be my fave view. Such a shame you tidied up, but I do like your kitchen xx

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  25. Wow ... speachless at the transformation ...but I loved the table full of Art Journalling

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  26. Oh My what a clean up (you sure you didn't just shut the doors on the mess in the craft room lol) loving your table and breakfast area. I think some sort of reward is on the horizon lovely flowers

    Love Dawn xx

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  27. Wow what a great post! I'm a sucker for before and after photos! What an amazing difference, love the art journals you've been working on too.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  28. love the way you can shut it all away like that - I just close the room door on mine LOL! Breakfast bar OMG - but you certainly cleared it away what a transformation.
    Linbyx

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  29. Brilliant Virginia1 Love the fact it was taking over your world :0) It does however look really gorgeous - your home that is xx Janet x

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  30. Well, it definitely need to be done LOL!!! Looks fab too.

    Hugs
    Penni
    x

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  31. Wow How long did it take you!

    Love your kitchen by the way!

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  32. What a lot of work space you have, especially now it is all clear, well done :-D

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  33. Wow..Have you ever though about working on one of those makeover programs!!! It does you good to have a sort out every now and again.xx

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  34. yes yes yes...and yes.....spread it in all the rooms, I do that, and don't realise thatI'm doing it, until there's no where to sit!! Love your 'hide everything away; cupboards
    (Lyn)

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  35. AM-a-ZING transformation ... can you come and do mine.

    I love the look of the background you have started.

    Hugs
    Kay

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  36. ohwow it must be lovely to get your house back, and start creating all over again! hugs debx

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  37. That was a serious tidying session!! Especially love your open and close cupboard piccies - great storage!! Juliex

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  38. Lovely tidy space (now!) Hugs Pam x

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  39. super b4 and after shoots there, thats one lush kitchen you have, as for the cupboard, is it really tidy or did you just shut the doors lol

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  40. I do the same thing - I spread out everywhere until I realize I have taken over every flat surface in the house! Great post!

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  41. I love looking at before and after photos.
    thanks for visiting my workdesk
    Regards, Cathy

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  42. Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well, hope they find out what's wrong soon. Well you've certainly been busy tidying up, but it soon gets messy again! xx

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  43. oh it's so good to see someone else's stash taking over teh whole home - so glad I'm not the only one who does that!!
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  44. wow you have alot going on on your desk today (well yesterday), and lots of space.... eek!!!! LOL!

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  45. You clean up really well! And it's strange, but I find beauty in both the before and after pictures. Great job, though, on maintaining it for a few days. I can't seem to maintain through one project.

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  46. BLIMEY O'REILLY! Wish my kitchen looked like that after I tidied it! And those shelves, they weren't so bad, you should have seen mine. Annoying thing is it wasn't even my rubbish - it was everyone else using them as a dumping ground.

    I have missed so many of your posts! Need a cuppa methinks.

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