Saturday, 15 June 2013

WOYWW - Work in Progress!

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's  WOYWW at Magpieheaven! If you want to find out what I'm chatting on about then click HERE. Yes, thanks to Bella, I now know how to link without quoting the whole URL! It's a slow progress for a bird-brain, but I'm learning! Well, this week I'm still in the conservatory (I haven't been imprisoned there all week, you understand) and the house die-cut is progressing. I have decided to stick it to a piece of hardboard and turn it into a plaque for the family to keep their keys on. I plan to drill four holes and attach hooks once it's painted.
Magpieheaven is to have a new kitchen - pause for feathers to flutter in great excitement! In honour of this event, instead of the hooks on the side of the cupboard door, I've decided to get crafting something to match the colour scheme planned for the new heart of the Magpie's Nest! As you may guess it's going to be green with a little gold here and there - well, Magpies must have bling! I plan to crackle the background; you can just see the Little Black Dress and Smoked Paprika for this.
 Here is a close-up of the little book-plate and butterfly embellishment that I'm going to have over on the left of the plaque. So more next time of this work in progress!
And here, resting on the material for our new bedroom curtains - lots of changes planned for Magpieheaven - are the beautiful ATCs I received from my new crafting friends: a gorgeous little envelope and time themed card from Voodoo Vixen aka Annette West; a Lynne Perrella image I adore from Neet aka Anita Hickson; Krisha's lovely vibrant flower; Lunch Lady Jan's really pretty creation; Julia's little bird; Annie aka Wipso's beautiful needle-crafted piece and Kezzy's warmly coloured, beautifully stitched and crocheted card - love them all! As always click on the pictures for more detail Toni Burrows and I have now exchanged addresses and plan to swap too. Thank you so much for dropping by today. I'm off to visit some other desks now - have a great creative day!

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34 comments:

  1. I like the house die cut it looks fantastic
    Lynn 67

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  2. the house die creation looks fantastic! Good luck with your kitchen... just think of the end result not the mess on the way.Love your atc's. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments! Helen 13

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  3. Love the colours that you have used on the house die cut and the book plate and butterfly Julie Ann. Love the old world grunginess... just delish lol! Great lot of ATC's that you have received :-). Thank you for popping by my blog earlier. Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
    Janene #16

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  4. Hi Julie, know what you mean about learning to do new things in blogger. I tend to link loads of stuff now but have only just started using LABELS. YES I am going backwards labelling old posts but that will take an age. Even forgot to label today's WOYWW initially but have gone back now and updated. I think they will be super useful in the future. Anyway have to say the house plaque is gorgeous, adore the colours and stamps and stuff. I bought a mask of a skyline but that TH die is really grabbing me still.... Thanks for visiting me this week Happy WOYWW BJ#74

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  5. Can't wait to see the finished key-holder - I love it so far!
    Some gorgeous ATCs - love the variety...
    And thanks for dropping by and leaving a really lovely comment, thank you :)
    Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week, my fellow VW-lover :)
    no. 3

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  6. I love what you've done with the little row of houses and look forward to seeing it finished.
    What a fab lot of ATCs you've had too.
    Hugs,
    A x # 51

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  7. We love the key idea and what a wonderful haul of ATCs you have there.

    Thanks for visiting the bears already today.

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  8. Oh wow, now here I see a technique I'm not familiar with... (i am all about paper and paint and pens myself) I love the houses and can see them with hooks in a kitchen, awesome!!! The ATCs are wonderful too. Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #85

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  9. on account of my late night wanderings I am only just getting around to blogging. Doh! Thanks for your comment re Max.
    Love your atc's, even though it feels strange as mine is amongst them.
    BUT ... love the key holder - ab fab! and the plate for the new hooky thing.
    Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 29 xx

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  10. That looks just gorgious. Love the die cut and the colors!
    xx

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  11. What an absolutely brilliant idea for the houses. I keep admiring these houses but i don't have a die cutter (I keep buying a cuttlebug and then selling it again with lack of use) This makes me want to think about buying again... RESIST I must ;)

    Good luck with all the upheaval to your little nest. All be worth it wont it :)

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  12. You sound like you are having a busy time with the house and making such a good job of the little crafty project. Your ATC set is fab. x Jo

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  13. Loving what you are doing with the key holder and I am looking forward to seeing it when it is finished.
    Lovely ATC's
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

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  14. Your key holder is going to be beautiful for sure. Thanks for the earlier visit.
    Krisha #17

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  15. Hi Julie Ann. LOVING what you've done with that On The Edge die cut - FAB! Thanks for your visit, have a great week MMx #43

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  16. Wow..Your work is stunning. love all those fabulous ATC's. Happy Crafting #7

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  17. Love the colours of the house die-cut! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  18. The house die is just perfect for keys and I love the colours you've done it in. The plaque is also stunning! Hugs. Pam#26

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  19. Hi Julie Ann, your beautiful ATC arrived today. Thankyou for finding the time to make one, i really love the Alice theme and two sided!! Just like having two Atc's, the lovely folder and decorated envelope are all gorgeous as well thank you i do love your work in progress, those houses are fab, never really wanted that die until I've seen what you've done with it! X

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  20. Hi Julie Ann, wow this is truly amazing, I can't wait to see it finished and so many beautiful ATC's, I can't wait to swap again :-). How's things? I'm back to work this week and mojo seems to have flown away, think it's due to the amount of crafty sorting I need to do. I wish you lived closer, I would have you around for a few days sorting me out lol. Oooooooo new kitchen how exciting :-). Happy Woyww, loads of hugs xxxxx

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  21. That key holder is gorgeous and love the ATC's. A new kitchen, I'm sooo jealous.
    Have a great week.
    Von #21

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  22. What a great idea to create a OOAK key holder hugs Nikki
    Show pics of the new kitchen when it's done :)

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  23. very nice key hanger! I love to be able to use things rather then store them in a book...although I do like scrapbooking too! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #26

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  24. I've seen that house die cut before but I've never seen it look like that! It looks fantastic! You have a lovely collection of ATCs too :o)Annie C #131

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  25. Oh my dear, I do love the key holder, green and gold sooooo magpielious. So happy you will be getting a new kitchen, chortle,chortle, my little heart is beating, can't wait to see.. Love the material
    Your cards are gorgeous,I will be sharing next year:):).. Thanks for sharing, sorry I'm late,I had a play day yesterday with a freind, but will be visiting as many as I can over the next few days,Yours was the first for my visit of course my dear cousin Magpie. Have a wonderful creative day..

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  26. The houses are looking fabulous. It's great watching this piece of art grow and develop. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Love Rachel, #48

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  27. That is a fantastic piece of work. Special looking plaque for special keys. #121

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  28. You also have a great collection of ATCs going also.

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  29. Love the house plaque. Fabulous colours!
    Happy late WOYWW,
    RosA # 10

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  30. Exciting news - who doesn't love a renovation! love the curtain material too, so pretty and warm. The die cut houses are looking ovely..oddly, we've just used them in a workshop this week. Funny how these things go!

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  31. I love the way the little houses are turning out, such a pretty colour and a new kitchen to put it all in... yay, way to go!!Annette#7

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  32. Hello and I love your key holder plaque. Lovely ATC's you have received as well. I am sorry I am late visiting. I got so far on Wednesday and then couldn't get on laptop on Thursday. Anne x #75

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  33. Love the little houses! And lots of pretty ATC's!
    Have a creative and fun week, little magpie!
    Lisa
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  34. Happy belated WOYWW, I was away for a few days and no internet. I love your idea for the key holder and it looks great so far!

    Cazzy x #155

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