Wednesday, 23 February 2011


That can mean only one thing a big hop around the world nosey at peoples desks
thanks to the addictive blog of Julia
If you do not know what I am on about pop over to
 Stamping Ground and join in the fun
Well as you can see not a lot happening on my workdesk this week
Theres a box that my daughter had some smellies in for Christmas
and its just the right size to store A5 card in - so I think I will look to change it first
These picture have been taken Tuesday but nothing as change as I am work all day Wednesday

In answer to some questions:

Yes I am pleased with my cordless glue gun although I do seem to be getting through batteries

My challenge book looks neat because I use off cuts of paper in my printer to print the sketches
then I trim them and stick them in (did warn you I was an OCD crafter)

And yes I am tidy everywhere not just my desk lol

Now this is why my desk has nothing on it as I am busy cutting out mats for my friends
wedding cards so I am in the conservatory with my laptop and craft robo
So you can see some folded card in the background
Some ribbon to make the bows
Next to the ribbon is a little pot with hearts I have already cut out on the craft robo
My cup of hot chocolate (I don't drink tea or coffee)
You can also see my can of spray mount as my craft robo mat is really past its best
I have printed some of the pictures and cut them using my nestabilities
Then because I like the mats to be a close fit (see OCD again)
I have used a template on the craft robo to cut the same shape just slightly bigger
Hence why my book of nestabilities is also on my table
Finally there is my challenge book as I was adding new challenges to it.
Below is a picture of an example of the finished invitation - the proper ones will have a smaller ribbon 

If you have taken the time to read all the way down to here thank you
and have a great week
We hopefully manage to get round everyone again but it does take me a few evening

x Nicky x


jude said...

Happy Woyww hun love the wedding card.dont work to hard today!Please pop by my blog i have candy up for you all
hugs judex 7

Louise said...

I love the card, it's simple yet pretty.
have a good day
Holly :) #14

sandra de said...

such a lovely card you have created. I always love your tidy desk.

Sue said...

Hi Nicky
a gorgeous card, i luv the nessties storage, i have been given a craft robo not had a play with it yet,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(18)

Chrysalis said...

Wow - busy, busy! Love the colour combo for the invites. Here's hoping you fly through them! Thanks for sharing xx

Minxy said...

Look at you all organized, i need to get myself back in order!
Thanks for the glue gun update.. still undecided, but will probably get on in the end lol.
Happy Wednesday
hugs Minxy #2

Sheilagh said...

How Neat are You? I wish I could be half as neat. Love your card, simple and clean:)


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely card and colours - why dont you use re-chargeables for your batteries?? I use them everywhere and they are simply the best!
Shaz in Oz.x

Neet said...

Envious of your tidy desk but not to worry - mine will be like that one day. Love your classical card. #27

Helen said...

Great looking invitations!

donnalouiserodgers said...

very pretty invitations Nicky,


Cathy said...

Very tidy desk, and fab invitations.
Cathy xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous colours for the invite! You may have an OCD attitude toyour craft, but I like it - your organisation is impressive!

Unknown said...

Love your invitation - beautiful colour scheme!

I like to be organised too although having said that this week my desk resembles a bomb sight while I played with paint and glitter!

Happy Wednesday!
Dee #51

jodpea said...

Wow wot does the lil knob on the side of ur Craft Robo do? I haven't got one of those on mine!!

Theresa Plas said...

Most curious about the "smellies for Christmas"....what are they?

Glenda said...

Love your is simple and clean and very pretty! Happy WOYWW!

Mandy said...

what a desk! I am in love with this bureau and chair, would love this, you must be very happy crafting there, thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Love the card and your bureau is really gorgeous.
If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

Good luck.
A x

Kathy said...

Your desk looks just lovely and the invitation card is very pretty

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great snoop this week. I always love how organized you are. Sorry this is brief, but wanted to let you know I was here.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Also, thanks for setting me straight on what WOYWW WEEK this is.

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love that card - How amazing! Your desk put's me to shame - I don't do tidy ! Happy wow x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love the fact your space is so organised, just the way I like mine. Beautiful wedding invite. Tracy Evans x

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the card! Would rechargable batteries work in the cordless glue gun? #67

Anonymous said...

Love your old fashioned desk set up. It looks very comforatble and well loved.
Invitation looks good too.
thanks for the look
x Tricia #99

Anonymous said...

Love the wedding invite, very elegant. I need to work at keeping my workdesk that neat, its a much better environment to craft in.

Angie said...

Love that card ...I like the split stamped matted area.

SueH said...

Oh my Nicky, you’ve been busy.
You make me feel guilty when you say how you use your craft robo. Mine has been banished to the cupboard and has been there for some time because I just couldn’t get to grips with it. I really should persevere with it I know but I’m more inclined to get rid of the thing.

I love the picture on the wedding invites, it looks hand drawn

Happy Crafting.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh wow . . . everything is so neat and tidy over here! I'm afraid to ask you to stop by for a visit of MY workspaces this morning, but if you decide to anyway, I'm #120 this week :)

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Sarah said...

Looking very organised here - thanks for the peek and all the best with all that cutting.

Sasa at 11

Pam said...

From one OCDer to another, looks great to me! Love that pretty wedding card too. Keep on trimming ;) #31

Serendipity Stamping said...

You have created a beautiful wedding card. So much ambition with all the cutting.

SDCrafts said...

I do enjoy seeing your working areas and the wedding card is beautifully simple and elegant ...Shirl #106

Carola Bartz said...

That is a very beautiful wedding card, I like it.

Sue from Oregon said...

I would so love to be tidy all the time...always is my intention!

okienurse said...

Very nice! Love the card. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #148

Jovita @ Inky Impressions said...

Very lovely card, you look very tidy and organized... even on the desk that you think isn't!

Sue said...

Hi Nicky,
the image on me desk is from Sassy Cheryls, luv her images, sue,x

Susan said...

Gorgeous card Nicky. Everything is so neat and tidy in your craft area. I also have a sketch book that I stick printed sketches into. I put a copy of the card I make with the sketch so I can see what it looks like 'made up!"
Susan xxox #16

oneoff said...

Pretty invitations with lovely attention to detail. I'm in awe of all that organisation and tidiness.


DottyA Cards & Things said...

Look at you all organized and everything.... Even when I clean up my work area is still misser than yours...
Beautiful wedding card..

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Nicky, good luck with all the batch butting and assembling.

Brenda 103

Pam said...

#31 here Nicky. We should have given a prize for guessing our WOYWW picture - Yep, it was from the seat in the airplane hence the very strange "workdesk". See ya next week!

Mrs A. said...

Labels on all your little drawers!!
Do you know my husband cos he has full blown OCD. I vacumed and laid the rug on top nice and neat and even laid the fringe out but what did hubby do when he came home? Thank me? Like heck he picked the rug straight up and then relaid it! Why? Cos the flowers wern't facing North,South, East or West!!!!!

Sue said...

Hi Nicky,thanks for your comment.
I have come for a nosey at your desk,how tidy.I love your wedding invite,all your other cards are great too.
Sue x

Simple homemade living said...

love the card and your sketches book.

Sorry I am late visiting.

Laura x

BrossArtAddiction said...

Lovely card! Great desk and what are Smellies?

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for sharing! :D


Tertia said...

Love the card, very pretty. Your desk is making mine look very bad! I am going to tidy up soon, I promise.

Ciara said...

Great post Nicky. I LOVE the wedding invite, what a great idea to have ribbon tied around it.

You're very naughty because I've just gone and bought 5 digi stamps from Pollycraft because of you!!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Love the peek about your house. Reminds me that organization is one of the keys to creativity ;-)
Vicki 157

RosC said...

Hi Nicky. Love your furniture in the craft area and you're very tidy...I know you're just doing the matts but you look organised.
Thanks for coming by my space. I always put a bit less sugar than the recipe but remember it's only a small amount of spread each time. It takes ages to get through a jar which is why I like to give some to friends. Give yourself a tiny treat - a teaspoon goes a long way on hot toast. See you next week.

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

I love your old writing desk, it's beautiful and very neat!

Sam # 24

Jana said...

I love roll top desks, and your is wonderful. A bit too tidy. LOL. Lovely cards you are making for your friend. I need to get my cutting machine out more often.

karen said...

The wedding invitation is beautiful!
Two more questions :)
What are Smellies? and what is a Craft Robo?
Thanks for visiting me earlier!

Caroline Hallett said...

gosh what a tidy person you are - would you like to come and do my craft room - its a right mess at the moment! lol