It's about time we had a nose around someone's stamping space, don't you think? Jan Radu from Stamping Elegance has been kind enough to show us around hers ...
Athough Jan has been scrapbooking on and off for over 6 years, she's only been stamping since July 2009. As a busy working mum of two, she decided she needed to make a space in her home to create little and often, as her schedule permitted. She tells us that she and her hubby set about transforming the unused front study in a stylish and functional craft room...
The Craft Room
Don't you love this? Jan headed off to Bunnings with a scrap of Baja Breeze cardstock and asked them to make up a batch of Baja inspired paint! Jan tells us it's almost an exact match.
The next stop was Ikea for a table that could extend up to bar height (Jan likes to stand while working sometimes), and some shelving for displaying her delightful projects.
A recent addition to her craft wall is some leftover curtain wire from Ikea and a few fixings for an easily updatable display wall for creations or favourite swaps. The horizontal cards just hang over the wire, and the vertical cards are secured with a cute little clear perspex peg.
Jan also tells us her craft room is really calming and inspiring.
"I have bookshelves with all of my favourite books and vases etc that I could never really appreciate before - and I love that my desk doesnt face the wall - it looks out into my home so that I can see the kids running in and out of their toy room, and have my own space but still feel a part of whats going on. And most importantly, I am stamping little and often (and sometimes lots and often!) because I can leave my current project out."
Thank you Jan for giving us a tour of your craft space, it's as beautiful as your creations!