Saturday, July 11, 2015

Where Bloggers Create 2015!

 Hello and welcome to another post

Today's post is very exciting as you will be able to have a sneak peak into the studios of many bloggers.
Karen Valentine at My Deset Cottage  CLICK HERE  is hosting the
7th Annual Blog Party. You will be able to walk into the creative space of some amazingly talented Artists/Crafter's and see how they organize they're space.

Right here you can have a browse through my studio where I create my Tim Tags each month and my Journals, Notebooks and whatever takes my fancy. You will see I have a love for anything Vintage, Grungy, Regal, Tassels and Frames. It has changed quite a bit since last year. I hope you enjoy the Tour and I thank-you for visiting here today. If you have time I would LOVE to know what you think by leaving a comment.

Just for a bit of fun I have also organized a short video of my studio that includes some of my many creations. Enjoy! Click HERE. There are also photos below.

As the sign says WELCOME!!!

My new Bakers Shelves have come in very handy. This houses all the Glass Jars, Tea Dyed Papers, Tags, Dyed Binding, Book Plates, Copic's, Embossing Folders, Stamps and more. These black storage boxes and magazine holders are from Ikea.

The WORK STATION where things come to life......Spray it, Measure it, Staple it, Mask it, Stamp it, Texture Paste it, Cut it,  Ink it, Dye it, Grunge it, Emboss it, Bling it, Glue it, Paint it, you name it, IT all happens here.

Die Station right here, my carousel which houses all the samples of the dies and embossing folders. I can quickly flick through it for inspiration.

Hope your enjoying the tour so far.

Around the papers are serviette holders I found in an Antique store. One has Jack and Jill engraved into it.

A couple of years ago a friend and I went to see the Mary Poppins Musical in Melbourne Victoria and it was the best show I have seen to date absolutely mind blowing! I would love to see it again.

These Lanterns were hanging above our 2014 Christmas table, they looked amazing and didn't want to throw them out just yet, yes think I will hang them in my Studio.

These are the Journals and Notebooks I LOVE to make. The chest below contains craft magazines and the Hessian Vintage bag keeps my Canon Camera and accessories in one place.

Couldn't resist this frame when I saw it, I have placed a piece of my favourite paper inside.

Love this chipped worn look.

Some Regal and  Steam Punk, love it.

Let me introduce you to Esmeralda. My children use her to collect our Easter Eggs.

I came across these really cool Ice Coupons whilst going through my studio and I don't remember where I sourced them from.

Tags, Tags and more Tags....

Tea Dyed Papers, just can't get enough of the wonderful crunchy sound when flicked through.

Tim's Lost Relatives just hanging around.

Each year I display my Tim's 12 Tags of 2015. Wowwa are we half way through the year already?????

Oh yes, let me introduce you to Bob Winston! He watches everything I do and is the Winton Rose Paper Creations Quality Control Officer.

Alcohol Ink applicators at my finger tips, they are on a magnetic board therefore not taking up valuable work bench space.

Who doesn't love a good magnet?

Thank-you so much for visiting!

Now I'm off to check out all the other Crafter's Blogs.
Here is the link HERE


Michellee said...

Love your style... And all the vintage pieces... My favorite are your drawers... LOVE.... Your artwork is AMAZING.... I cant wait to visit back often to see your creations... Thanks for sharing your studio.. said...

I love the whimsical touches from Esmerelda, Bob, and the lost relatives!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It was lovely touring your studio and I like the black accents you've used. I've always admired the gals that have a studio done in white but with a second look at yours I would reconsider if I move my crafting area to my office upstairs.
Happy crafting from # 33.

Sandra Kaye said...

Awesome studio space. Love all the frames...I have a small frame fetish...hehe!! I pick them up when ever I can. Thanks for sharing...hugs

Consider It All Joy said...

Great space with so many wonderful things to look at! Enjoyed the tour. Happy Creating, Cindy

Kristi Schurr said...

I Adore your space!Love your collection of Tim products! I have the Found Relatives as well and plan on making a character series with them. Your monthly tags are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your great space with us!♥

Diana Seal said...

Beautiful space and your Tim's Tags are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing!

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a fantastic work space Karen!! I love all the whimsical pieces you have scattered around and absolutely adore those vintage drawers. Thank you so much for sharing your craft space ... awesome!! xx

Sue Kosec said...

Such darling little vignettes. Be proud - your dedicated art space is delightful.

Thank you for inviting me in for a play date. I appreciate you.

Happy Crafting!

Ana said...

Oh Karen,
Love your creative space and love, love, loved your video. How wonderfully creative. Thanks for sharing and for becoming a Sweet Follower. Wishing you a great weekend.


bobbie said...

OK ~ my mouth dropped open when I saw that Mary Poppins umbrella in your very first picture ~ but then to see it up close was almost too much!! I LOVE that movie, and to have such a treasure like that... Heaven!
Thank you for showing us around your creative space ~ I'm a Tim fan too!

bobbie said...

Oh, dear ~ I got so carried away by the Mary Poppins umbrella, I forgot to mention your great crafting space!

I LOVE your baker's rack ~ that thing is huge!
Esmerelda is magically sweet ~ I bet she finds all the best Easter eggs!
And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who uses an exercise ball as a chair! SO much more comfortable ~

Theresa said...

Oh I love all the things in your room. You have great style. Luv'n those antique sewing machine drawers and all those tags! You have a wonderful lovely space.

Art and Sand said...

Can I sneak in and play?

Gwen Simmons said...

Hi Karen,
What a great Studio!!! With so much white out there, it is great to see your use of the black, and all the contrasts. Love the bakery shelves. A lovely tour, and I watched your video... Great!

We are fans of Halloween, and now host a large Barn Party complete with theme, every year. Watching your video gave me decorating ideas.

Thanks for the tour, and thanks for stopping by A Glitch in Time.
Best Wishes,

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Karen, so nice to meet you!! I could move right into your fabulous creative space!! What an adventure in talent you are. Your work areas are amazing and the special touches right from the welcome plaque at the door. Just crazy for how organized you are and the family hanging around. Everything made me smile and be amazed. I really have to go back and view once again. So many great ideas. Love all the frames and tags, papers and inks.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I am your newest follower too.
Wishing you happy creating in your wonderful creative space!
Hugs, cm

Grantham Lynn said...

Great tour. Great space. Thanks for sharing.

Marrianna said...

Hi Karen,

First, I want to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I don't know how to reply to comments because the address always shows "no-reply...." So I am visiting your blog instead and leaving a comment here. Those antique sewing machine drawers are gorgeous. All your artwork is wonderful. And your video is amazing. What a wonderful work of art!!! I'm just starting to tour the studios and I'm enjoying these views of work spaces that are so different from mine. I always get great ideas from these tours.

Thank you for sharing your studio and your artwork with us.

Blessings, Marrianna in Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Anonymous said...

Your studio is awesome. I love how you organize and display your supplies and art. I'm inspired by your ideas! I'm now in the market for vintage drawers and suitcases....

Thanks for letting me visit. Happy Creating!

Connie said...

Your style is so enchanting . . . like an old parlor or curiosity shop. It makes me want to enter and look at every little detail and find all the whimsy that is hidden within the nooks and crannies. One that I absolutely love is your curtain tie-backs . . . they would make even the soberest people smile. Simply lovely! Thank you for letting us in to peek around.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Lori said...

I love all the vintage touches around your room. I want to come and visit. I think I might steal the idea of having "lost relatives hanging around". I have several vintage photos and this would be a great way to display them. Love, love, love all your special touches. You have a wonderful creative space. Thanks for stopping by A Scrapmom's Musings as well.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Karen, you have the most incredible studio. You put my place to shame. I love the antique boxes from old sewing machines. They are so gorgeous and so stunning. I'm impressed at how many you found that were the exact same design. And I love how you have found a way to keep your tags and tea dyed papers out in the open. Simply gorgeous.

Breana said...

Lovely space! So organized too. I love the mini sewing drawers-I could fill those right up. I followed you back on FB :)
Thanks for visiting and sharing,

Halle said...

Love the red and black! So bold. The bakers rack is a great idea for displayed storage. I am getting so many great ideas thru this blog hop that I'm going to have to bank for future reference!!
Halle #58

Karen Valentine said...

Your studio is divine and looks so much like I thought your studio would look! I loved the visit and the video was fun too! Thank you so much for joining the party!

Lori said...

I love all the details in your room. What a lovely place to create. I love how you display your Tim Holtz tags--I've got to do the same. And, I love those vintage drawers. There's so much to love about your room. TFS!

Rhonda said...

I just adore your studio with so many interesting pieces. I love those hand magnets.

Vicky Hunt said...

Hi Karen! Just popping in to thank you for the lovely comment you left for me at Life On Willie Mae Lane. You are showing as a no reply blogger so I couldn't reply by e-mail. I am in LOVE with your studio! It is amazing...:) I lvoe all your storage. It all looks so nice and is just beautiful. I will visit again! Have a lovely rest of the day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love so many things about your creative space, Karen! Even the little things like your pointing finger magnets. : ) Love all the sewing machine drawers you have for storage; I have one at the moment. I would love to get a few more though. Love all your tags, too. Every so often I will play around with making some up. Still working on my layering. Your journals are great, too. I'm going to visit your Etsy shop before I leave.

Olive Grove Primitives said...

Hi karen,

wow! where do i start. I love your beautiful studio. The large bakers stand is to die for. Love Love Love. I love all your beautiful creations (Books) to, love the vintage sewing machine drawers.

And i see you are also from Australia! such a wonderful place we live. I have already been over to your facebook page and your etsy store. I just had to visit them both.

I love how organized you are. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Lisa xx

Deborah Weber said...

Your studio is simply fabulous - I could spend forever poking around. And I loved your video peek at your work - very fun. Thanks for the wonderful, oh-so-inspiring tour.

Gina Marie said...

Thanks for the tour, everything is wonderful I especially love the trunk with the journals in it and Tim's relatives " hanging around". :)

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Fabulous! I love all the vintage touches!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your studio is charming! How fun to surround yourself with so many whimsical pieces! You are very talented and I enjoyed my visit so much...hugs...

Cathy said...

What an amazing creative space! It was awesome seeing all of your organization. Thanks for sharing!

Gaia Robinette said...

What a charming studio! I like the vintage stuff you got in here, and Bob Winston is cute.

Thanks for commenting on O Deer. :D


Carol said...

Oh my, you have an amazing space, Karen! I love all of the vintagey things and how you've used them. Thank you for sharing your creative space.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, I forgot to say "Thank you" for visiting my blog & leaving sweet comments!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Karen, thanks for dropping by my studio! Love your studio, very very cool. The papers are amazing, and I'm in love with your bottles and frames! What a creative space. Loved the video too!
Take care,

pamelahuntington said...

Karen.. I love your studio.. so many amazing things to see... and Bob Winston is so cute.. I am sure he is excellent at his quality control position!!
Thank you so much for sharing it!


Shari Trumbull said...

Karen, OMG! Thank you so much for welcoming us into your creative space! It's beautiful and organized and so full of creative possibilities!! I want to play in your play room, it's just so lovely!! Thank You for sharing!! XOXO-Shari

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Karen!! OMG!!
I love the color scheme!! Beautiful and rich looking!!
I see that we have some things in common and I love your sewing machine drawers. Yes, i was lucky to inherit my hubby's Grandmother's 6 drawer sewing machine. I could not wait until i could have it on display in my craft room!!
i see you like Victorian too!! i am your newest follower!!
Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing this great space!!


Sheila Rumney said...

What a great creative studio! Love all the details and how everything is so organized. Thanks for popping over and leaving a sweet comment. Thanks for sharing your studio.

Denise said...

Wonderful tour.I love the studio You created and Your artwork is lovely.I enjoyed My visit.Thanks for the fun

Tammy said...

What a great room! I love the use of a baker's rack for storage--very creative.
Thanks for visiting my blog too and for your kind comments!

Helena White said...

Hi Karen
Love your space. I see we have the love of black in common. The video was a great idea! Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I use to own the same picture with the little girl. I gifted it to a little girl when we downsized.

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Have a Daily said...

Really enjoyed seeing your space! Love the use of the wooden drawers! I saw Mary Poppins a couple years ago in an outdoor theater in Southern Utah and it was fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I love your bakers rack and the old sewing machine drawers you use for storage. Also, your video was really fun to watch.

Thanks for the tour and for visiting my studio at Scraps of My Life.

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

Seen a ton of goodies in your space and a lovely space too boot.
Very enjoyable tour, thanks for share your creative space.

Michele Murray said...

I specially love your antique sewing machine boxes, I spied them right away. I have a few of these as well, I keep my collection of ATC cards in one of them.
Thanks for sharing your space with us.

Cathy said...

Amazing creative space you have! Love how all of your collections and materials are organized. Yes, I am still visiting blogs for this event, little by little. And I'm enjoying each one!

Pendra said...

Love your creative space and all your wonderful goodies! Love how you store all those goodies and your vintage feel. I could spend some time with you and your beautiful space!!!

Karen Garrard said...

Thank-you to all who have left me a message here. It's wonderful reading all your very kind comments. Thanks so much!! Karen.x