Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Fresh in every way!

Oh my goodness, bad blogger, bad bad BAD blogger!! I have smacked myself on the wrist several times believe me. I had all good intentions on posting more often and then this huge lapse! I've been very busy, so busy that most days I run around like a headless chicken!
The "Fresh" title refers to two things, one the theme for this months ATC swap on the Charmed Cards & Crafts forum is "Fresh", and secondly the fresh new rooms for my two adorable daughters. I posted some pictures of Aimee's room as a work in progress, and it is now finished. Amber's room still need a new window, but that will be fitted this week so I'll post some pictures of that then.

Here are the set of ATC cards for the Charmed Swap. The theme as I said was "Fresh" this month and I decided to go with fresh colours/fresh fruit/spring-like feeling etc.

I included a little definition of the word "Fresh"



Here they are inserted into their pockets.



First time I have made three identical cards, usually I make them all different, but time was not on my side, and I quite liked doing them like this.

My forum friends want to see pictures of Aimee's finished room and here they are:

Black curtain pole, curtains and bed sheets from Next


White wardrobe from Next. White drawer unit from Homebase. Chocolate brown sofa chair from a site I found, good value at only £39.99 and super for when friends come to stay.


These were the only soft toys that Aimee decided she wanted to keep. My baby is growing up!




View from the landing into the room. We laid real oak flooring, which I really love.




Mirror from IKEA, Wall unit from Next, Desk and chair from IKEA.









Cabin bed from Homebase






Lovely wool rug from Next



Photo frame from IKEA with pictures of Aimee in various stages of her life.



So there you go, one rather grown-up room for an almost teenager :-)

Oh btw, I have been requested to set up a Facebook account for Charmed and have now done so. If you want to add us then search for "Charmed Crafts". See u there :-)

xxx

7 comments:

Sarah C said...

What a great room Karen. Can I have it please? xoxo

joey said...

Hi Karen, gorgeous atc, love the bright sunny feel of them, and that bedroom, do you want to come and redo mine? lol. joey xxx

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

Beautiful job on the ATC's and the room. I am sure your almost teenager is really happy with it.
Good job!

tee said...

Gorgeous atc's!! Hope I get one of yours this time :) I bet Aimmee is loving her new room! Gorgeous it is!

Louly said...

Oh wowzers Karen!!!! Absolutely bl***y gorgeous! I love it all, especially those gorgeous curtains. NEXT will love you, I bet you're their fave customer.
Will Aimee keep it tidy?

Glitter Girl said...

What a gorgeous room!! I love that Mirror - I need to get me one of those - not that i have a wall to put it on lol
I accepted your reqest to add as a friend on FB! YAY ME!!!

maddy hill said...

Karen what an ace room - i bet she was over the moon ! ~those curtains are gorgeous !

very lovely !