Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ali Baba and the 40 crafters!...woyww

I realised that every week on What's on Your workdesk, hosted by the delectable Mrs Dunnit, I show a different angle of my desk, and almost always there is never anything on it! How remiss of me! All you get to see is the bits and bobs I work with and absolutely nothing finished! So I have rectified it this week, and made something especially for you! I love my boxes, and even more so when I can alter/decorate them. Inspiration came yesterday when I watched the very hilarious videos from Cheryl and Megan  at Ten Seconds Studio, and this week's is glitta!, hence the title of the post, which came courtesy of Mal, when he saw the box!! ( he has a very obscure sense of humour)
I had already made my mind up, previous to the video that I was going to cover one of these papier mache boxes in metal using one of the new TSS moulds (no 13 to be precise). The next step wasn't hard... just cover the box in black Rock Star metal which I run through the Big Shot... believe me it took quite a few goes to figure out the sandwich scenario!! I ended up using 4 cutting mats, and a piece of rubber and a blue mat! I do really need to know what the correct sandwich for the Big Shot is.. please????? anyone???? lol
I then added humungo tape to the metal pieces and attached them to the box. I even went out and bought glitter for this project.. what do you mean don't I have any?.. yes, but please tell me where I put it!! I added the glitter with glossy accents... and also the desk, the guillotine (which is the glass thingy to the right of my picture which someone asked last week about), my clothes, the carpet, my face, my hands, the computer keyboard.. you get the picture!)
Anyways I have waffled and spouted enough.. here is my box, which I love... on my nearly tidy desk :)))


I also have to apologise, as all intentions were that I went round everyone's desk last week, but never quite made it.. absolutely gonna do it this week, or if not at the weekend.
Happy Woywwing day!

46 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Neat desk! You feeling ok?? LOL Loving the box .. can't help you with the Big Shot but the Bug is A Plate, B Plate, Folder with metal and then B PLate... that doesn't help though does it?? ROFL

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Jennie, Those gals just crack me up, I need to pop over and visit them soon! they do the most amazing things with metal. your box ranks right up there with the gals!

Helen said...

Great box, glitter on metal, must watch that video, forgot yesterday! I've got the big shot sandwich at home but am not at home if no-one has helped you out by the time I get there I will come back, if that makes any sense at all....

Daniele said...

what a fabbie little chest.....the box I mean, needs lots of jewels on the inside with all that yummy glitter, when I put metal through the big shot I use the top plate(mine has all the sanwhiches hinged together) then the mould with metal taped to it then silicone mat and a couple of card shims ontop that works for me.
have a great WOYWW
hugs
P.S blogger has sorted out all the viagra spam messages that we all recieved recently.

Minxy said...

Considering you are actually showing something you made your desk is well tidy..Mine never looks that tidy after creating.. did you have a quick shifty b4 the photo!!! Loving your box, i really should make more of an effort to use my metal..maybe i'll go watch them crazy gals to be inspired.

Cheryl said...

oh wow love that chest its really beautiful,cant help about the big shot hun as I do not have one,hugs cheryl xxx

Wipso said...

What a really fab little box.
A x

TinaB said...

Looking good Jennie! Love the tree of goodies! Have a great week. Hugs Tina x

kath said...

thanks for sharing your desk today jennie and love the box..hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Hi Jennie
great piccie i luv your little box, its gorgeous, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Sid said...

Your box looks very opulent and your desk is astoundingly tidy Jennie !!

joey said...

Hiya Jennie

oh my gosh I love love the box and the embossing fab idea!!!

Joey.x

Joanne said...

Not tried embossing metal yet in my Big Shot but when I do I'll let you know the combination I use. That box is to die for. Bet it's even more scrumptious in real life. Do I spy a bag of washing under your desk???
Luv Joanne xx

Nancy said...

Love that box it is so lovely the effect is great.

Thanks for sharing

xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning, Neat desk as usual but honestly that box is the bees knees its wonderful. I still love your roundabout with all those ink pads. Hugs JO.xxxx

Doreen said...

Wow ilove the box it is beautful,and such a tidy space.xxx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

I was watching their vids yesterday ... they are so funny, that skull they did was fab, and so lovely lady is your box I love it.

Hugs
Kay

Cath Wilson said...

Looks great, Jennie but I can't believe this is your desk, lol - where's all that creative mess? Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous box...I'm trying bit by bit to organise my stuff so that I don't end up doing the very same thing!! I hate it when I know I have something but can't find it LOL.....
xoxo Sioux

Heather x said...

I could never emboss right with the bigshot, ended up swapping it for a cuttlebug :)
Love the box babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

karenm said...

oh Yum! what a great treasure chest.

Janeyc49 said...

Fabulous box - and a wonderfully neat desk Jennie !

Kay said...

Love the box! I have the Bug so no idea about the big shot sandwich, sorry!
Your desk looks scarily tidy!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Jennie--what a great box! And I love seeing your work space too...I hope you're doing great--I just popped over to say "hi."
Hugs,
Cindy

judie said...

loving that box, its so lush, sorry dont know any thing about the big shot, sorry

thanks for the snoop
judie xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Great desk Jennie! What a beautiful box, very asian! hugs Heidi xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Your box is lovely. Have not tried the metal yet. Still trying to master the cardstock & paper. LOL Thanks for the peek.

Net said...

How do you cope with all that room Jennie???

Fab box, love the texture of it.

Lisa aka Myran said...

That box is gorgeous! Thanks for the peek :)

nerllybird said...

Ooh, lush! Is there any glitter left in the northern hemisphere now?? ;D

Yours Artfully said...

A finished box....wowzers!!!!
Here's your sandwich for the big shot. Multi platform, kabuka, metal. silicone mat and a couple of sheets of cardstock......easy peasy.

Lin

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Super tidy work space. Love it. I have never seen this metal before, but I am totally impressed. That's what is so much fun with WOYWW. You learn about so many new products. Sorry, I don't have a Big Shot, so can't help with your sandwich problems. I would suggest a side of mustard, but that won't help, either.

Nan said...

Do love a desk with bits of inspiration hanging all around! the box is gorgeous and now I'm off to watch the 10 seconds video! See this is why I get distracted on WOYWW because of neat new stuff to go look at.LOL :) Nan

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful box, it looks gorgeous!

Tracy Evana said...

I need to know the combination for the Big Shot too Jennie, so if you do find out will you let me know. THANKS in advance. I love your metal box too and it would look lovely on my desk along with MINXY's tag LOL. Have a lovely evening. Tracy Evans x

Twiglet said...

What a fab little box! You have some gorgeous projects on your blog!!

Tracy Evans said...

Ooh it's been a long day Jennie I can't even spell my name properly, that's Tracy Evans above LOL x

Doone said...

I knew Lin B would have the sandwich answer - love the metal on the box - and well done for being So Brave - For Glitter Is An Evil Thing - the reason you couldn't find might be that you banished it last time? - then forgot what a messy item it is and went and Bought More?

Dx

Sarah said...

That box is fab!

whyducks said...

Arrrah Jim lad (or should I say Jennie, I am being a pirate by the way!)That there is a great treasure chest to keep your pieces of 8 in! Maybe chocolate Money!

Timi said...

Very tidy desk. Love your box. Timixx

Rachel said...

The box absolutely fabulous. But I have to say that I never mind not seeing a completed project on WOYWW: you show us so many amazing things all the other time that it's great to see the things you use and where you use them.

Chrissie said...

I'm a bit late getting started on my trip around the desks this week. Fabulous box... and who worries about the correct sandwich as long as the one you use works and doesn't break the machine!
Chrissie

Spyder said...

I was here (must have forgot to press the button!) I love your inky tower thingy, haven't got any of them, and so far have never come across any to buy, but then, there's not really any good crafty places near me. Have a good woyww
((Lyn)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

very neat desk and your little box is so cute.

xx

Sarpreet said...

welcome, tidy desk> - nearly there.sorry for the late visit - Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog.