Wednesday, 12 January 2011

WOYWW and a Toot for me!

Morning everyone - it's a good week for me as I have been published in Craft Stamper :) - have been published a few times before but always in scrapbooking magazines which is funny as I usually stamp on everything and Craft Stamper is the one magazine I buy regularly!  However I sent in two projects to them last year and they kindly decided to publish my pirate bunting!  My son isn't too impressed but is pleased that he will be able to have his bunting back and on his wall again soon.  Let me know if you liked the article - it's on page 30.

Also along with the circular squash book (which I did manage to finish and have time to make a little box to keep it in - post of finished article is below if you are interested) here is something else I did on Sunday:

I bought the birdcage from Sema warehouse and thought it needed pimping so I have used Sizzix tattered flowers and bunting made from My Minds Eye papers, the vines are from a Martha Stewart punch and the metal birdies that were on the cage have been painted with inka gold paint - I want to paint the leaves too but have decided that I absolutely must use inka gold paint on them too and as I don't have a green I am going to have to treat myself to some when I go to ArstyCrafts and finish it then!  The birdies I bought at Artisan and have covered with music paper and inked.  Hope you like it!

My dining room table looks just as messy as last week despite having to clear it all off for a couple of dinners this week:

and yes that is an almost finished layout at the back there - I am so trying hard to get out of this scrappers block - I seem to be able to make projects just not scrapbook layouts at the moment!

That's it from me today - my little boy has been poorly and off school for two days (which is why I haven't had a chance to blog the birdcage before now) so today I need to catch up with some jobs around the house as I am having a decorator in tomorrow to do a few rooms for me - whoo hoo.

If you would like to join in the fun and frolics of looking at other peoples desks and see what they have been up to pop over to Julia's and show us your desk - go on you know you want to!

Thanks for looking :)


Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Helen said...

What a great desk, love the birdcage. and yes,the bunting was great!!

Minxy said...

Congrats on your craft stamper publication, I love what you've done with the cage, very cute :D
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #2

Pam said...

Well done on getting published. Love the birdcage.

Hugs Pam x

Zue said...

Look forward to seeing your work in Craft Stamper, my copy has not arrived yet.
Sue xx 67

Wiccababe said...

congrats on your article - I did see it, in fact it was one of the things that particularly caught my eye in this issue
nice to meet you

donnalouiserodgers said...

Nicola the bunting is amazing - fantastic work , it deserved to get published well done.

Nicky said...

Great space and your birdcage is brilliant hope your little one is feeling better soon - ~ Nicky 45

sandra de said...

Congrats on being published and the birdcage is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Well done on being published, I really with we could get decent craft mags over here!! Beautiful cage too.

Brenda 99

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Love that birdcage. thanks for sharing it with us.

Chrissie said...

Congratulations on being published again, although looking at your work I can completely understand why.
What lovely things to ogle at this time!

MadeByKarla said...

Congrats on being published! I love that birdcage, it's so great to see all these creative spaces everyweek. thanks for the peek ;)

karen said...

Congrats on getting published! That birdcage is wonderful! Good for you two time over!
xoxo Karen

Artyjen said...

Liked your bunting very much :) The birdie cage is a cracker too! Please do be careful with those
T!m scissors when you get them...I found cuts when I did not know I'd done it 'cos like a very sharp knife you just don't feel the pain!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux
The workshop gets ever closer ;)

voodoo vixen said...

OK... hand over the bird cage!! Its gorgeous and it would look fabulous with my other bird cages on the high ledge that spans the first floor of the house.... Annette #18

Annie said...

Hope the decorating went well. Love your crafty projects :-)
A x

HeARTworks said...

Congratulations on getting published! What a charming birdcage! Patsy from

Morti said...

Well done for getting published in CS - I've got a copy but haven't got as far as pg 30 yet, so will deffo be having a look! Especially as I'm a pirate in Peter Pan next week! Thanks for stopping by.

Ali said...

Oooh your birdcage is just scrummy!! Great busy-looking desk as well.

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #77

Missus Wookie said...

Congrats on the publishing and glad the bunting will be safely back soon.

Neet said...

Your birdcage is adorable - and congratulations on being published - it's a great feeling!
Thanks also for my award - and - have just seen, yes, it is you who is going to AC - sorry I'll be gone when you get there - missed opportunity.