Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Spring Tulips Card and Some Ikea Storage Ideas

Hi everyone. Thank you for all the birthday wishes on FB yesterday. Hubby took the day off work and I had a great day. One of the things we did was go to Ikea, hence the storage ideas. More about that later though.

I'll start with one of my cards from Sunday's Claritystamp show.

I planned my design around the largest of the Grand Big Scalloped Circles dies by Spellbinders, as the single tulip fitted nicely in each scallop. I stamped it all out in Jet Black Archival then coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir pencils.

They are great stamps for colouring in, something I'm starting to enjoy a bit more since I got my Spectrum Noir pencils.

To finish it off I added some faux stitching around the edge with a black pen.

Stamps Used

My Mum also loves card making..............

................. and this is the beautiful birthday card that she made me. Thanks Mum. x

I was also spoiled with pressies. One I wanted to show you is this gorgeous Rob Ryan radio.

I love his papercuts and it's perfect for a crafter's desk. Thanks Hubby. x

I also love my Expedit units from Ikea and I'm always looking for great storage products that work well with them.

This time I got these Pluggis magazine files. They are £7 for two and two sets fit in each Expedit (or the new Kallax) cube.

When you buy them one is packed inside the other so they are slightly different sizes - one is 7.5cm wide and the other is 8.5cm. The smaller one will fit alongside the A4 RUBs (Really Useful Boxes) and the larger one will fit next to regular A4 storage boxes.

I have paper and card in these ones so I have turned them the other way around to protect it from the sun.

The other thing I bought was due to an idea I found on Pinterest.

It's the Variera plastic bag holder. It's £1.50 and is perfect for storing wrapping paper in.

That turned into quite a long post. It's a good job I started with a simple card!!!! See you again soon for the next one.



  1. I love this card Lynne. Ikea is great for storage solutions. I shall definitely be paying a visit to help organise my new craft room. Xxx

  2. Beautiful cards, Lynne and Lynne's Mum x
    Your new storage looks great too - anything so that you can find things a bit quicker!!
    Glad you enjoyed your birthday xxx

  3. Lovely blog and beautiful cards. I always love a bit of Ikea and spend hours trawling through all the online hacks. Thanks for sharing your birthday, your mum's card is lovely.

  4. What...not only a fabulous card designer but a top tipper for storage solutions too! Fabulous Lynne on all counts. hugs xx

  5. Beautiful card Lynne, perfect for spring and your Mums card is gorgeous too...
    I have to admit I love a trip to Ikea too...and I am always looking for neat storage ideas...so thanks for that too..xxx

  6. Your card is lovely, looks like the cutting die was made for the tulip!
    I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday and got lots of treats, your mums card is very pretty too xx

    1. What a GREAT post Lynne! Love the cards, and am already planning my trip to Ikea to buy a couple of those plastic bin things. I'm a little monkey for buying wrapping paper in the sales after Christmas (and at any other time to be honest), so that idea will be the perfect solution to a problem. So thank you for the share!
      ~ Cobs. x


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