Tuesday, 23 July 2013

WOYWW - Phew!!!

Hello and welcome to my work desk today! Hi there to Artwolf, my new follower, all my followers and any visitors dropping by Magpie Heaven today. I have to admit that this is What's on my Work-place Tuesday not Wednesday! If you haven't a clue what I'm chattering on about, click HERE and discover the best blog hop around ! Julia Dunnit's the hostess  of WOYWW, where you can snoop around crafters' desks and make lots of new crafty friends into the bargain. Wednesday is going to be a busy day with the Magpie daughter, Matilda leaving for Cyprus at 4.30 am and then the newly retired Mr Magpie and I are off for a day out. I'm not sure where we're bound yet, but I hope it will be somewhere with lots of shiny things to see! Here's what's on my desk today!
It's my journal spread for The Alpha/Dictionary Challenge over at the Craft Barn. At this point I'd almost finished. Sorry for the bright sunshine that makes it difficult to see. By the time this goes out it will be posted so hope that's OK! If you would like to see in a little more detail you can click on the image. It's so hot and humid at the moment I feel as if I'm dissolving into a little magpie puddle. I've also been working on one of the Fairy Shrine Kits from over at Retro Cafe Art Gallery for the Artful Reading Challenge on Darcy's Art and Sole blog, which is, I think, this Friday.
If you turn it around this is on the reverse side!
It's shaping up to be a busy summer in Magpie Heaven too! It all kicked off with a garden party yesterday to celebrate Mr Magpie's early retirement with some of Mr Magpie's ex-workmates - a lovely day spent in really nice company. Kevin is returning to continue with the kitchen 'make-over' at the beginning of August and Mr Magpie has lots of days out planned - no doubt to escape the mayhem! Once that kitchen is done I'm going to be busy creating Magpie Treasures to make the kitchen homely. And - Dianne - those key fobs are looking great on my key plaque! I think how pretty they are every time I pass them in the hall. I'm going to try to get round to as many desks as I can before we go out! Hope to see you and catch up with what's on your work desk!



42 comments:

  1. I'm in a puddle too - and the bath water was too hot tonight which didn't help!! Love your journal page for the T challenge. Have a good day tomorrow. Helen 7

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  2. Love your journal page. happy crafting #12

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  3. Adorable shrine! and what an interesting journal page! patsy

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  4. I heard about your heatwave, so unusual isnt it
    Bridget #24

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  5. Hi Julie Ann
    your journal pages show that you have been very busy giving it layers and plenty of colour. Your little fairy shrine is coming along really well it is an amazing piece of art
    Sending hugs for WOYWW and hope you enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #45

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  6. Wow! busy busy - congrats to Mr Magpie on his early retirement - what bliss. And I wonder if his being at home will affect your crafty output?! Loving the work in your journal and the fairy shine is amazing, how patient you are!

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  7. Fab projects to show us today. Congrats to Mr Magpie on his retirement....enjoy.
    Hugs,
    A x # 8

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  8. gorgeous AJ pages!! so lush and summery! just love the wee shrine - can't decide which side I like best :)
    thanks for stopping by already - i'm a bit behind today...
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 61

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  9. I love all the layers and interesting things on your journal page and that double sided fairy shrine kit is gorgeous. I think the worlds weather is upside down as we have your cold, wet weather down here and you have our nice hot weather up there. I'm happy to swap back when you've had enough of the heat. Congrats on hubbies retirement, I've told mine he can't retire until he's ninety as he'd drive me nuts (he he).
    Have a great week.
    Von #52

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  10. Loving the tranquil shades of green and pop ups of your journal spread and your Fairy Shrine with a touch of Alice in Wonderland is gorgeous. Hope you hubby enjoys his first tastes of retirement! Happy WOYWW! Danie #74

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  11. I too am in that puddle, should be getting better soon though. Love your journal page and all your creations.

    Lynda #1

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  12. Oh your fairy shrine is gorgeous, good job I read it was front and back as I thought there were 2 at first - LOL. I have to go into hospital for a minor op soon and hoping it might help with my monthly debilitating condition. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#74 oops no #73 now (seems we have all gone up in the world by one - LOL)

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  13. Well it has finally cooled off here thanks goodness, your gorgeous page again, and your fairy shrine is fabulous, I too thought i was 2 of them, love you have painted the frame and the inside is amazing then the back looks totally different and beautiful too, lots of gorgeous art on the tiny shrine.
    Now I hope you have a FANTASTIC day out with Mr magpie,so glad you had tome to post at WOYW, thanks for sharing...

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  14. Wow I love your Journal pages Julie Ann! The shrine fairy kit looks very interesting :-). Lol I wish I was in a puddle from the heat, as here where I live in Australia it is very cold and I have 3 jumpers on!! I much prefer the summer to winter! Thanks for popping over and visiting my blog, have a wonderful week with your newly retired husband and happy WOYWW.
    Janene #69

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  15. Lovely journal - I like how the little doors open. FAB shrine... I've never done one of those :-)

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece xx #13

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  16. Just been drooling over these amazing pages, and your fairy shrine is wonderful too!
    Alison x

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  17. Congratulations and happy retirement to your Hubby, hope you have a fab time together on your days out, plenty of cake or cream teas in the afternoon would go down a treat in this nice weather! Love those journal pages and what a fun project on your desk! Have a great week.

    Hugs
    Brenda 28

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  18. Please tell Mr. Magpie congratulations on his early retirement--that is so fabulous! Even though our daughters are 19, it is so hard on us moms when they travel, isn't it? But your lovely daughter will have such a wonderful time -- I am in envy -- and she will come back so refreshed and happy! You have a wonderful escape too. Love your art journal, I'm going to check that out on Craft Barn. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

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  19. Wonderful journal pages!! Love the colors and the depth you created. Shrine is adorable too.
    Krisha #22 Thanks for the earlier visit

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  20. We still need to do our craft barn pages, although we've made a start. Love your project, and thanks for visiting the bears already today

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  21. Your shrine is ADORABLE, Julie Ann!

    Well I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one confused by the google plus thing--when clicking on someone's comment link, sometimes I can't find any way to find the person's blog, even though I know they HAVE a blog, and I feel bad I can't find a way to visit them! Maybe it's a setting thing?

    Anyway, Happy woyww to you!

    :)trisha
    #63 this week

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  22. I love your journal page and the shrine looks awesome!! Stay cool!!
    xxDaniella#45

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  23. What an interesting little shrine! I don't see many shrines and the ones I have are all so very different! And cool journal pages! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
    Carol N #18

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  24. Goodness that's an interesting piece there and I love your journal pages. Have a great week! #2

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  25. Congratulations to Mr Magpie
    Love your journal pages
    Shrine ....... never seen one of those before - interesting.
    Bishopsmate #76

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  26. In NYC it was 105 degrees on Friday, and I was ill because of it. I am ready for Autumn! I have never seen those kits before, and love what you created. So whimsical and fun! Glad your summer is going well and having lots of fun! Thanks for the visit today! Enjoy the week! Winnie#82

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  27. Gorgeous work pieces and hope you have a wonderful day out...enjoy RobynO #113

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  28. Stunning page & artwork as always the colours are AmAzing... Have a fabulous rest of the week... Hugs May x x x

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  29. Your AJ pages are fabulous, love how you create so many layers without losing the images. Great little shrine and interesting techniques.
    Sandra @87

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  30. Hi Julie Ann
    Thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Im using my ipad so i can make your images large and your double journal spread is gorgeous...love the windows. The fairy shrine is amazing! Love it.
    Hugs
    Annette In Oz #60

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    1. Oh and also sorry I didnt get to return a comment to you for WOYWW a fortnight ago. Too many things were happening at once in my !. Thanks regarding your comment then. Yes I am a huge retro cafe art fan too. Love all the fairy shrines people are making xxxx

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  31. Hi Julie Ann - I am having PC issues - just like Julia - hope they clear up soon - loving your popup pages - thanks for popping by - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #4

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  32. Hi, Julie Ann, I hope you and Mr. Magpie had a nice outing and it helped keep your mind off the fact that your daughter is in Cyprus! Just think, by next WOYWW she will be back. :) Your journal pages are great -- lots of interesting detail and depth. ~ Laura #101

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  33. Cyprus, one of my favourite places to holiday. Hope you had a good day out after your early morning.
    Love the colours on your journal page and that shrine is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing and for your visit - Hugs, Neet 44 xx

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  34. Love how the journal turned out. Very nice. Enjoy your day out. Creative Blessings! Kelly

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  35. Your journal is really stunning, Julie Ann! The sunshine is a perfect touch! I know you get very short summers over there, but I'm sorry these days have been scorching hot and humid. I hope it cools off soon and still stays sunny.

    Congratulations to Mr. Magpie on the occasion of his retirement and continued good luck with the mayhem of the remodel! Can't wait to see it all finished!

    I'm still working the next two weeks, but I hope to play again in WOYWW before that's up or everyone will forget about me! Thank you for coming by to visit me, especially as you were so busy and I'm not even in the hop this week. Enjoy! Darnell

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  36. Beautiful Journal page love the colour and the way you have the windows opening up Happy Late WOYWW hugs Nikki #31

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  37. The temperature has been pretty high here too, and I was foolish enough to do some baking on Tuesday, and the perspiration was just dripping off me, into my eyes etc. I really must get a sweat band if this happens very often. I am sitting here this morning in the cool, watching the men removing all the scaffolding. It will be great to see the house again and to be able to open the windows fully. Just one more job that requires a skip and then everything else is indoors work. I love your journal page, beautiful colouring. Thank you for yoru visit and I hope you have a great week. xx Maggie #38

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  38. Oooh I keep seeing these retro craft shrine thingies advertised and now you have them, they look fab! Sorry I am so late visiting... things just got in the way this week! Annette #17

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  39. love your Retro Shrine characters......hope your new kitchen turns out fine...keep well...and happy art journaling.

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  40. Ooooo lots going on in magpie heaven. Hope you had a gorgeous day out. I didn't get to do woyww this week as the Internet gave up again for the first half of the week. Think ntl have finally sorted it, (touch wood), as it's stayed on now for 3 full days. Hugs :-) Kezzy xxx

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  41. Wow your shrine is amazing!

    I hope you enjoyed your day out. Sorry for the late vi sit.

    Laura x

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