Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Its that time of week again
It's Wednesday and thanks to Julia that means
we can go all over the world nosing at peoples craft spaces
If you have not got a clue what its all about pop over to
Stamping Ground - have a look around you will be amazed a what you will find
On my desk this week is my card I am making for the Wednesday Bugaboo Mini Challenge
If you want to see if I will post it later
You can also see my new paper trimmer - this was a treat because I broke my purple cow cutter
and this on is a Pink Finger Guard trimmer - its great and takes up less space
Now the picture above is all Julias fault
Since I have joined WOYWW Julia has mentioned her glass cutting mat just a few time
I looked at them in the craft shops and although not really expensive more than I wanted to pay
Then I went in BHS (Department store in Britian) and there was this kitchen
glass top chopping board - thats also heat resistant
Best of it was reduced from £12 to £4.80 - Bargain
and it got pink on it

The drawer this week is inside my desk under the roll top
This one is on the left hand side
It hold my scissors, my Its Sew Easy Tool
and decorative blades for my paper trimmer
Oh and my distressing tool just peeping out
Above are two little drawers that hold my ATC backs and Blanks
You can also see a little leather book - this was given to my Dad when he was 21yrs old
Its a birthday book and I now use it since to keep dates in

Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments

x Nicky x


Sarpreet said...

love your desk and storage, Great busy desk, Happy WOYWW 85, thank you for sharing.

jude said...

Busy desk this week hun.Have fab wednesday
hugs judex5

Jennie said...

Love your desk :)) wooden drawers intrigue me.. don't ask..posibly a fetish..rofl!
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #2

Helen said...

Fab desk - but gorgeous glass mat! AND a bargain, how could you not.

weewiccababe said...

Hi there
I just love your desk
and do I spot a box of promarkers just like mine :)
Debbi #39

Sue said...

Hi y a
great desk, luv the glass mat,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (26)

sandra de said...

You have the best desk, I just love all the little drawers. We all love a bargain and the glass mat seems perfect.
Sandra #66

Pam said...

Aren't you the smart one with your new pink bargain! We get to blame Julia for a lot of stuff don't we? heehee. #8

JoZart said...

Great desk and that's a good bargain. Gal after my own heart!
joZarty x

MaggieC said...

A lovely desk, and how nice to keep your Dad's book going.

Angie said...

Who could resist a bargain like that.
Never mind what is on your desk ....I just LOVE that desk ... and the chair

Julia Dunnit said...

Now that was a bargain and is waaay better looking than mine! Hope you get as much use out of it and I haven't given you a bum steer! I absolutely love that you have your dates date book - gives me shivers!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Love a bargain. Good for you. Love a card catalog drawer so cool.

Elizabeth said...

As usual I'm so envious of that desk - it's so beautiful. And you have a pink glass mat with cupcakes on it too. I'm now doubly jealous : ) I think it is wonderful that you still have and use your father's birthday book. Regards, Elizabeth #78

Marjo said...

Great organization love you workspace!

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

I love how organized your desk is! That glass mat...what a bargain and too cute to boot!

Carola Bartz said...

Love your glass cutting mat - or chopping board, guess in the end it's pretty much the same purpose.

minnie_mac said...

Have a thing about little drawers, in desks ! Ideal for crafting bits. Love your bargain glass mat.


Anonymous said...

I keep thinking "how can she possible have more to show us"!, that desk is like a huge black hole, is there nothing it can't hold!!! You got a great bargain too.

Brenda 100

Tracey Brossart said...

Great organized desk, love all the markers! And I love that little sign you have on!

Thanks for the peek! :D


Susan Allan said...

Love the idea of the old book and to keep on using it really makes you think how well made it was. Made to last forever!
Sue xx 67

okienurse said...

love the desk! All the storage space in all the drawers. Are there any hidden spaces in you desk? Hope you get a new cutter soon.

Jinny Holt said...

Wow, i know it's been said before but that's a great desk to craft on :~)

Thanks for sharing

Jinny 116

Debs said...

My desk needs you to come and sort it out! lol

Minxy said...

Thanks for the peek, especially in your draws, i like a good nosey.
Thanks for visiting me
Happy WOYWW {on fri!}
Minxy #1

Ciara said...

Hiya Nicky, love your wooden drawers - very old skool!

In answer to your question about the ribbon pegs, I bought a pack of those really tiny elastic hair bands from ebay and they are perfect for keeping the ribbon on the pegs. I also use a glue dot when I start winding it onto the peg, just to hold it in place. Happy ribbon sorting!

Shaz in Oz. said...

Ooo, lovely desk and lots of fun... love bargains well done on glass mat! and on re-using your dads book too,
Shaz In Oz.xx

Dragon said...

Woo Nicky I just LOVE the desk and chair!!! I had a chair like that when I started teaching many many moons ago!!! Thanks for your lovely comment and I will definitely use that inspirational saying

Susan said...

Great cutting mat. Love pink and it has cupcakes as well!
Susan xxox #19

akilli melek said...

great desk, and i did have a wee giggle to myself when i read your BHS purchase.
I often have to find things that will work but were not really made for craft because they dont get sold out here in turkey.
thanks for popping over earlier. caroline #53

Twiglet said...

Brilliant glass mat - what a clever idea!!

Handmade with Love said...

Love your beautiful desk and the cupcake mat is brilliant. It would make me want a cup of tea at hand whilst I craft! Have a great weekend. Tracey x

Mrs A. said...

My trimmer was the best ever buy for me. Nice straight cuts now every time. What a super saving you made in British Home Stores. Good job you saw it first and not me. Are you another must be Pink fan?
Mrs A. #92

Debgem said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my desk - much appreciated.

I really like your desk - very elegant (and tidy). I also like your Promarkers case - very smart!

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Wonderful desk !

Sam said...

Hi Nikki. I LOVE your desk. I am a little bit besotted with little drawers and just have to nose through them!! Maybe one day I will share y little unit my FAB hubby made for me!! Sam @133

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your glass mat! so sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Trece said...

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the pink pen is fun. It writes a bit finer than I'd like, but - since DD gave it to me, it's free!!

It looks like you have a huge double box of markers, on the left of your photo. What kind are they??

Pauline said...

Love your antique desk, so nice to have something with a bit of history to it. Your desk looks lovely and busy :-)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Nicky - Oooooh how I will be glad when I can get my workdesk in even HALF the order you have YOURS in! *sigh*

Thanks for stopping by and have an art-filled week ahead!

SueH said...

What a fab cutting mat Nicky, such a bargain and Pink to boot.

Have to say, I’m intrigued by your ProMarker storage too, how neat is that!


Morti said...

Hi Nicky - I see your sign on your desk says "Naughty Nicky", more like "Neat & Tidy Nicky"!

Love the glass mat...

Thanks for swinging by my blog.

Spyder said...

very tidy and busy desk again this week, was here, but blogger was being sooo slow!! Happy very late WOYWW!!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Running late this week...

Great pics. Thank you for sharing!

Maggie @