Wednesday, 15 June 2011

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday (#106) Little Boxes

So here we are at Wednesday again and it’s time for another hop around some of the spaces that my fellow crafters use to make their beautiful creations.

My desk is as I left it last night and it looks like a bomb has struck which is not unusual. Lol!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been itching to get my teeth into a slightly more testing project from the normal cards and LO’s that I do, so I’ve been flicking through my pile of old and new Craft Stampers and found just the thing, this fab five sided Etui with little drawers inside, designed by Alix Waterhouse.

I spent ages going through my stash trying to find suitable papers and stamps and in the end I printed some papers from the Glenda Waterworth Artylicious ‘Seasons Greetings’ CD , not that my box is going to be Christmas themed.
Stamp wise I fell back on my old faithful flower stamps (sorry, I can’t remember who their by) and I just love the Wrought Iron Gates from Paper Artsy but I didn’t have them. Needless to say…..I’m awaiting a delivery!

Once the stamps arrive I can finish the outside but my project for today is to make all the little drawers for the inside. The one in the mag is done with covered matchboxes but I don’t have them either so I’ve found a template on the web and am going to make them from scratch, so wish me luck.

Don’t forget to visit our esteemed leader Julia over at the The Stamping Ground for the list of everyone who’s joining in this week and go see what everyone id up to but beware, it’s addictive!

I’ll be dropping by later but until then…………
Happy Crafting!


Anonymous said...

Too cool! I can't wait to see it finished. I'll have to go on a hunt for the tutorial - I love 3D projects and interesting stamping. And I know I don;t make as much use of my stamps as I should :)

Mary Anne

Angie said...

Wow ...that is an amazing project ...of course its a great excuse to buy stamps lol the gate stamp ...maybe I will have to invest. Your desk looks so busy ...cant wait to see the end result.

Helen said...

what a great project - it will be fun - and I can see why you had to get more stamps lol!

Anonymous said...

Oh so very nice - I'm resorting to covering cheese boxes at the moment. And some little simple square boxes which I'm hoping to fill with chocs to sell in July - thats if I don't eat the chocs first. LOL
x Tricia

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an amazing project, look forward to seeing them finished. Love the look of the inked and stamped panels on your desk, hope your stamps arrive soon so you can crack on with them.

Brenda 73

NatashaMay said...

That look gorgeous and really complicated to do. :) Happy WOYWW!

Sam said...

Looking forward to seeing this finished. May even have a look to see if I have that particular copy but only have about 3 years' worth so maybe not! Great excuse to have to buy more though and I have a wrought iron gate stamp too!

lisa said...

This looks like an amazing project, Sue. I can't wait to see the finished box. Your side pieces are looking lovely already.
Hugs Lisax #100

Kathleen said...

Love this project you've done a great job.
Kathleen x

okienurse said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see it finished. I am trying to visualize drawers inside. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #46

Twiglet said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. It's great to be able to share my work with others who appreciate it. I love your little cards in the top pic - pretty little stamp. Do you know of any big flower dies that would cut fabric with our Cuttlebug?

Wipso said...

Oh Sue what a fab box. Clever you.
Those strawberries have of course gone and we have picked more since then too but having had our gorgeous little girls here last night I have to say there isn't a single one left now :-) There will be more though and of course you would be made very welcome to call in any time :-)
A x

Di said...

Hi Sue - how great is this honey! Clever girl :) Thanks for calling by - love your work as always! Di xxx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Lovely busy desk and what a stunning box! Love it!

Thank you for sharing. :)

Maggie #115

Sue from Oregon said...

What a totally fun project...make sure you show us when you finish it...very interesting!

RosC said...

That's no bomb site. The beginnings of the pentagonal box look terrific. Well done for tackling something different.
And thanks for calling by to me.
Ros. (114)

Spyder said...

Looks like you've been very busy!! I've been looking at your fabulous quilts and cushions they are lovely!
Happy Crafting, thanks for the snoop! HapPy VeRy LaTe WoYwW!