Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WOYWW - Fairies do Exist!

Hello everyone who is passing by Magpieheaven today. If the letters WOYWW are a puzzle to you then click here and find out all about the amazing Julia's blog hop that reveals the work tables of the world! Well the good news first - the Ice Fairies came up with our magical fridge and two very nice mortals delivered it! it's certainly green all right!!!
Apologies for the chaotic kitchen with - the now - horrible clashing colour scheme - green and cyclamen pink, oh dear! Our lovely friend Kevin has had to stop for a while. He is so brilliant and so kind that everyone wants him and he takes on lots of commitments so we have to wait until the end of July for him to fit the cupboards, work-tops and so on! He will be building the cupboards himself so we'll have to be patient. We have a fridge, oven and sink, he took out one cupboard to make room for the fridge and put it back high above so we have to flutter up to reach things. Never mind! I craft on!
You know those cardboard containers Amazon send you books in? Well, I'm in the process of altering one to make it into a wallet for writing equipment - envelopes, paper etc., I'm hoping by the end of all my distressing and altering, it'll look a little less like a cardboard book container! Maybe I'll blog about the process in the future, if I succeed!
I was well pleased with how my shrink plastic medallion on the edge turned out, even though I managed to whack something down on it and almost ruined the Glossy Accents glaze!

Here is the reverse side. You can also see the tip of my storage that I made for my paper up on the right, so I am using it! I've been so inspired by the blogs I've discovered since WOYWW burst into my life! I've learned so much from people like Dianne who transforms paper towels into gorgeous art material; Monique who creates wonderful books, Marit whose journals and scrap-books use so many incredible techniques - I could go on but thank you so much everyone who shares their art so generously. I am thinking as I work today of all those in The States who are suffering from the extreme temperatures at the moment, what a terrible tragedy that the brave fire-fighters in Arizona lost their lives. The 4th July is nearing and I hope my American friends have a happy and peaceful Independence Day. You can see my diary is open too with all I have to do so I'd better flutter off now and take a nosy at what other crafters have been up to lately!


46 comments:

  1. Well, we could swap identities for a day...that would be fun! I have learned to always hit refresh once I have linked up with Julia as we link fast and furiously and the numbers do change! That fridge is GORGEOUS! Do show the whole kitchen when it is finally done!

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  2. Wow, that is a lean, green, ice machine!! I love it!!! What a statement...it was worth the wait....
    Ad I'm so please that you are altering the Amazon packaging..it always hurts when I chick mine in the recycling bin, so well done you for turning it into something useful!!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

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  3. Excellent use for Amazon packaging. It is looking very cool so far, and you can't really tell what it began life as. And the fridge - wow that is some kinda green! Very retro looking too. Pink and green is OK for temporary, but I wonder what it will look like when it's all done. Be sure to share....

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (19)

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  4. I love your wallet from the amazon packaging. Lovely colours and effects... so pleased you stopped by and hope you settle well into blogging. You have a lots ot offer the crafty world!
    Jo x

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  5. WOYWW is the most inspiring tool is it not - and oh, the enabling...I'm sure half the products I now own are because of other Deskers recommending them! LOVE your idea for the packaging, and UTTERLY ADORE what you've done, colour, collage, it looks fab.
    As does the fridge. The kitchen will be worth the wait.

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  6. How cool is that fridge, I love it. Could see that in my kitchen :) You are so clever to use the packaging like that. It looks great, so bright and fun.
    Have a great week.
    Von #14

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  7. Gorgeous fridge! I'm in love!

    Also your Amazon wallet - such a good idea and I love the theme you are using on it - can't wait to see it finished :D

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  8. Your oriental box looks FABULOUS! What a great wallet, so inspiring. Happy WOYWW

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  9. Love that green fridge, send it my way if its driving you crazy. You are very welcome to attend my craft retreat. The ticket is in the mail!
    Bridget #85

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  10. G'day Julie Ann
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Oh I love the green fridge...how awesome LOL. Also loving the altered art....gorgeous!!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #21

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  11. Forgot.....glad you had a look at Stephanie's work....pretty awesome hey LOL. I know what my daughters are getting for Christmas this year *grin*
    hugs
    Annette

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  12. Hi Julie Ann - love, love LOVE your recycled Amazon folder - what a brilliant idea and so beautifully done! I've always put my empty boxes in the cardboard recycling skip - now I'll have to keep one back and re-purpose it - thanks for the inspiration! Have a great week MMx #47 Oh I forgot to say - nice fridge Missus!

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  13. Wowzah, that's a green fridge alright! Reminds me of the kitchen in my dorm years ago... with a green table and green shelves... but no green fridge... I didn't know they had those! LOVE IT! Happy woyww and hug from Holland, Marit #101

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  14. Well no one can accuse you of having a colourless kitchen.. ;) what a great idea for the Amazon envelopes. We really must try that one

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  15. aren't you clever! the best kind of recycling! good luck with the kitchen - hubbie did ours in our first home... took him 2 years!!
    thanks for stopping by already!
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)

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  16. That's a cool fridge. love the color. Love your Amazon hack as well =) so clever to make a pencil wallet, from it.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

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  17. Love your green fridge, and I like all the colours. Would love to see more of the amazon box you have altered, looks great so far.

    Lynda
    #94

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  18. That is beautiful work, and I have no doubt that Daisy helped you! I can't wait to see how your Amazon box upcycling project goes--the wallet is such a great idea! Minnie sends back a sleepy-eyed purr! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

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  19. Gorgeous green fridge ! The project you're working on is gorgeous too, love the distressed colours and your oriental stamping, great work x toni x

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  20. Love the fridge!! And your work on the bok looks awesome! I know what you mean about ruining the glossy accents. I made a tag (as you saw on my blog) and after I heat embossed it, I scratched half of it off with the cord of the heat gun! I had to start all over again. I'm glad your medallion stayed fine! I have to look for my shrink plastic, I haven't seen it or used it in years!!
    xxDaniella#9

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  21. Love the altered card wallet and the fridge is certainly GREEN. Glad it arrive safely and has a home. Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

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  22. That fridge color is fantastic. Please post pics of the finish kitchen. Love that altered project. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crating #12

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  23. Love the colour of your fridge..never seen one that colour before. What a great idea using the Amazon packaging. I'd better order some books! Hugs. Pam#27

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  24. Hi Julie Ann
    I am looking forward to seeing this finished. You are so right about how much crafters share with each other, each week there is all this free inspiration as we go from desk to desk, just amazing
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #52

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  25. Wow, that's one green machine you have there!!! Love it.
    I love your recycling, it's so satisfying to make something beautiful and useful from junk isn't it.
    Hugs Lisax #72

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  26. Not sure how you're going to copy with half a kitchen for 2 or 3 weeks.. good luck! Your fridge is mighty green, my friend! Can't wait to see the finished room, pretty please!! Love your altered amazon box, what a great idea.

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  27. sorry, forgot to leave my number (2)

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  28. LOVE the green machine!!! I have been living with an unfinished kitchen for a year now so hope for you you get it done quickly. Great work making over the Amazon box! Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. I know I sound all doom and gloom but that is the way it is this month!! Vickie #93

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  29. Hi,
    I'm running really late this week cos I've had the twins all day :-)
    What fab colours to have in your kitchen :-)
    Hugs,
    A x # 46

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  30. Brilliant (in every way) fridge! Love the recycled Amazon packaging! You are so right about the inspiration each week - we make a good team! Chrisx 119

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  31. You are indeed a magpie, Julie Ann! Between that magical fairy fridge and your spectacularly colored altered art, it's been a banquet of color to visit today!! Truly, your wallet in progress is stunning! My style is the opposite, but I just love seeing the creations of other talented artists. All the best and thanks for coming by to visit me! Happy WOYWW! Darnell #77

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  32. That is one GREEN fridge it just make you smile everytime you open it look forward to seeing the whole kitchen when it's done :) hugs Nikki #5
    and Great box your upcycling too

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  33. Nice big fridge and great creations! Have a great week Happy WOYwW!?

    ((Lyn)) #56

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  34. Hey Julie, a lean, green, ice machine, thats the ticket, Miss Lunch Lady, and sweety your kitchen is suppose to be chaotic when revamping. I loooove the fridge, in the 60s and 70s they had green fridges,avocado to be exact, yours is fabulous. Okay the fluttering to the the cabinet, toooooo funny, well maybe not for you :), maybe some sweet person could make a stair step to reach, then you can paint it to match your new wall color, thats if your going to change it, I do love the color though red is suppose to be very good feng shui, good luck in a dining area. I wanted my nest to flow properly so learned all about it:O)..
    Your "crafting on" is freaking gorgeous, you know how I loooove anything chinese, love the shrink wrap face oh and the box to start with, fabulous love the recycle, believe me my sweet bird, it doesn't look like a box at all and is coming out gorgeous, the blue lovely background, with those torn up red pieces, then the beautiful white flowers the lovely stamped images, the gold embossing, luscious, beautiful butterflies, loooove the close up so you can see all the details.Then the back, the spin is beautiful nice blue background again with a gorgeous fan on the red,love the tape of nibs running down the side. Nope doesn't look like a packaging box any more, you have transformed it into a fabulous wallet for writing equipment.
    Well that was a grrreat creative process you took us through with your make, thanks so much and keep crafting on amongst your chaos, you're doing Grrrreat:O) I'm soooooo excited waiting for the post, too bad it too far for our wings to take us for tea, but heres a Cheers for you moring cuppa. big hugs from Canada..

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  35. I think a kitchen refurb is far more disrupting than having the roof done. The kitchen manages to spread itself over every available surface and space in a house. At least the roof does not entail completely emptying every cupboard in a kitchen, and it does not sop you cooking either. Hope you soon get back to normal. Have a good week. xx Maggie #3

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  36. Altered amazon art is amazing and very clever of you to find a purpose for what so many of us just recycle. Love, love, love the fridge. Looking forward to seeking how your cabinets turn out. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments.
    Sandra de

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  37. I actually like green and pink together (and, hey, Tim Holtz put green and fuschia in that summer distress set, right?) but I can see where it might be overwhelming. :) Love the green refrigerator and your Japanese inspired project. Happy WOYWW (and thanks for your WOYWW 211 visit, which I never got a chance to return until now!) ~ Laura #105

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  38. OMGoodness... when you said green I thought it would be green... but heck, that is GREEN!! It will all come together given time, and it will be beautiful, if he has that many work commitments he must be very good. Love the Amazon packaging you are doing, it looks lush! Annette #4

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  39. Wow! That sure is a jolly GREEN giant of a fridge! I like what you are doing with the recycling of packaging!
    Yes! It is most unusual for my desk to be clear. But I had to hide all trace of the project I had been working on!
    Hugs
    xx

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  40. So nice to transform plain packaging into a work of art! That is quite the fridge, certainly takes center stage. Have fun decorating, and thanks for stopping by! Barb #11

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  41. Hi Julie Ann - thanks for popping over for WOYWW - I am only Just getting to spend the time to visit... I just love the green fridage its so different - would fit right in my little nook and cranny kitchen lol... cheers Mxx #103

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  42. Wowee!!! That fridge is just FABulous - I hope you'll show pics of the whole room once it's done, I'd love to see it. Sorry I'm a bit late to the party - but it's never too late to enjoy a wander around blogland and check out what everyone's been up to this week :o)
    Your project looks really cool and you should definitely do a tutorial - I shall be keeping my next coouple of Amazon envelopes at the ready!
    Annie C #120

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  43. Wow that sure is a green fridge!
    Thank you for visiting.
    Karen #55

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  44. Let me start off by saying.. WAY COOL FRIDGE!!!! I am excited to see how your kitchen ends up. The kitchen is by far the most difficult room to revamp. We spend so much of our time in the kitchen, it is an area of gathering in our house, it is hard to have it in upheaval.
    So on to your WOYWW project. The colors are amazing.I recycle stuff into projects frequently. I did a similar project for keeping oil pastel crayons in with a box from the post office. It had little cubbies inside, and a velcro closure. Mine isn't as pretty as yours.It's held up very well though. I'm currently making a journal from a bisquick box. I've enjoyed visiting. Have a great weekend. (((HUGS)))
    Kim
    WOYWW#18

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  45. Looks like a lot are catching the 'recycle' but at the mount. Drat - I threw one, no two, of those away this week - what a fabulous idea. Love how you have turned an ordinary cardboard container into something so special.
    Sorry I am so late - I've just been prioritising my class prep - hope I am forgiven.
    Thanks so much for visiting me, I will try to do better next week.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  46. Hi, Julie Ann, the green fridge looks awesome! I love your beautiful altered packaging creation, too. The colors, textures and images are just fantastic! :)

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