Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WOYWW#138

Good morning peeps
Dull drizzly and damp around here so I hope you are faring better in your neck of the woods. Time for us to stand up tall and share our desks with the world; no matter what state they are in! If you've just landed from another planet and don't know what I'm talking about then just follow me through this door HERE to Julia's place where all is explained....

My desk is once again; a bit of a mess
Everything just pushed and pulled and dropped on top of..... just your average creative's desk after working on something but before the decontamination team has been in.
But on the left you can see my steampunk style box is taking shape nicely now

I'll be starting on the inside soon but as ever, I'll keep you posted.
On the right is a small jewellery box I did for the guest room using some fabulous Katzelkraft stamps - hard to believe this lady in the gondola is a stamp......
I just need to finish the bottom neatly before it goes into the room.
So that's my lot today. Now I need to tidy it up a bit before starting the next project........... though perhaps I'll pop into chat for a bit.
Whatever I do I hope you all have a great day.

48 comments:

My name is Cindy said...

Oh yes, recognisethiskind of mess!!How does it happen? I guess when you are being creative nothing else matters. Do like that blue box, and that is a big photo stamp. The steampunk one looks great too. Happy WOYWW

jill said...

A very creative mess i think & there's nothing wrong with that. Happy WOYWW.

inkypinkycraft said...

Glad I am not the only one with a creative mess!!!the steam punk box is looking fantastic!!!!!!wow great happy woyww hugs trace x no16

Angie said...

Love your creative chaos ...just wish my chaos was as creative. That steampunk box is fantastic... ...love it ...very inspiring ...especially your use of watch insides.

okienurse said...

Love the messy desk! Love both the boxes you are working on two but I think my fav is the steampunk one! I have a couple of the artist stamps that look like photographs when you stamp them correctly. Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

BetteK said...

Just couldn't wait to visit you this WOYWW and see what you have been up to ... can't stress enough how much I admire your work and I LoVe, LoVe, LoVe your boxes - they are just simply FABULOUS. Debbie #67

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Neil more of your lovely crafty space and great boxes, lovely work! - thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #26

Candace said...

great box you are making

Thanks for sharing

Candace

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Both your projects are wonderful, but then all your projects are! I don't think I've ever seen one I didn't like! And I've never seen a rubber stamp like that!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow!! What beautiful boxes!! LOVE that steampunk one!! Very clever in the way you have made it loom rusty!!


I had to use my phone to post a comment because Blogger seems to be playing up on my main computer at the moment....so you will need ti forgive any mistakes lol Still haven't quite mastered the moment"autocorrect "" yet!!!


Thanks for sharing.

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

Joanne said...

Both boxes are real treasures. However, the mess on your desk is the best treasure because it hides fabulous stash and a wonderful crafty experience.
Hugs Joanne xx

jude said...

Well that mess is just like mine when i get into a creative tangent which hasnt happened for sometime .Hoping it will soon as i have been sent a lovely american cigar box to alter.Just havent had the time to play.Oh just remembered steampunk images forgot to put link on my blog will go do it now into my woyww post.Both your boxes are stunning!Have fab woyww and creative week hugs judex 17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cogs, gears, chains, watch parts - what's not to like?? Lol. That steampunk box is truly fab, LOVE IT!!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

The Crafty Chick said...

Ok so just to be clear...i'm not responsible for those dippy dipped things on my desk this week that 'defy description'.....just needed to get that out there...LOL....but if you come by one day, I'd be happy to help you develop your own dipping skills.

Meanwhile, love, love, loving the steampunk box, AND did you see Kim's rusty bits...you and she should swap bits, one of her keys MUST unlock that box of yours.

Leandra
;)

Bella said...

Oh my word! if you had not said that lady was a stamp, I would have though it was a picture or a photograph. Great steam punk box too.

Laura said...

What a busy desk today, your box is great with the lovely rich colours and the one for the guest room is so pretty, the stamp is such a clear image. Have a great Wednesday, Laura

Trish Latimer said...

Fabulous box! Love it!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that box is awesome. you do steampunk really well! and yes, it's really hard to believe that's a stamp!
happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Helen said...

Your desk always looks so creative! The box is just wonderful...

May said...

Love the mess, your desk is always so creative, love those boxes, the guest room one I would never had thought the lady was a stamp, great job, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x x

Deb said...

wow you are busy! love your boxes, the gears etc on your steampunk one are fab!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx #108

Lou said...

You can't hide that in your guest room it needs to have a 'pride of place position' on display it is wonderful, and although steampunk is not really my thing i think your box is brilliant. Hope you have a really good week, Lou #84 p.s I don't see mess i see a peek inside the mind of someone extremely creative and talented.

JoZart said...

Love the boxes... can't decide between them. Great visual impact from both.
Love your big mess and almost envy it as much as you are envying my tidied space but I'm determined to get straight and keep straight so I can get back to my silversmithing. Can't be let loos with a butane torch until it's all tidy and no fire hazard!
JoZarty x

Ann B said...

Just starting round two of my desk tour (I got to the mid-forties this morning)
Like JoZart, I can't decide which box I like best, so different and both gorgeous I would give either pride of place in my house.
Ann B
#46

Pam said...

Love the boxes you have made/are making. Hugs Pam x

Katie said...

I love the boxes!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #1

Yours Artfully said...

Your steampunky style box is coming along a treat. You do realise that everyone who has stopped by your blog would actually like to steal it from your desk?

Shoshi said...

Oh wow Neil - that steampunk box is to drool over!!! (Metaphorically speaking at least lol!!!) Love it. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Have you got any pics of projects where you've used the face moulds? I've got a few mixed media projects in mind. I'd love to see your take on them.

Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #79

Karen said...

Oooh that steampunk box is amazing and thats definitely a very creative desk!! I hope that blogger allows me to comment this week as for 3 weeks I have visited your blog, but have not been able to comment, so fingers crossed for this week as I am now looking at more than just a white screen LOL!!!

Have a great WOYWW, Karen #80

Beckyt said...

love those projects, brill creative space you have going there. Thanks for Sharing :)

Becky #56

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a fabulous box and very cool space you have there!

ScrappnBee said...

Love the mess and LOVE the boxes! The steampunk one is coming along absolutely awesmely! The gears just rock! The guest box is elegant. I too cannot believe the lady in the gondola is a stamp. It is perfect! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 36

cat lacigale said...

Love your boxes, especialy the steampunk one ! It is just amazing !!!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Perfect Neil, a good for the eye view of a creative's desk! Like the different angles of surfaces you've got going there - the non stick mat at a jaunty angle on the cutting mat...a sure sign of whack it down and get on with it!! The jewellery box is so pretty, and like you, deeply impressed by the quality of that stamped image.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I never have luck with those photograph style stamps but you did awesome with that lady in the gondola. I love, love, love your steampunk box. And I don't really consider that messy, just creative chaos.

Morti said...

Your desk is always a treat to visit - and what a fab steampunk box. You'd best check it's still here after LLJ has been by!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

jo said...

Those boxes are amazing!
Jo x
#86

Kim Dellow said...

Looking brilliant, I do like those lovely boxes. Kim

Sam said...

It is not a mess it is creativity in motion!! Love what you have done with both of those boxes Neil.

mommyle said...

I can't wait to see the end of the box! How fantastic!!!!

sandra de said...

Those altered boxes are divine. I cannot believe that the lady in the gondola is a stamp. The image is photo perfect.

505whimsygirl said...

your steampunk box is looking great!! I scored an old wooden box at the thrift store last Saturday (after seeing yours) and can't wait to work on it.

The angle of your desk photo is great -- lots of cool things to see!!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#116

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow, that steampunk box looks amazing and the flowers on the blue box are just beautiful. Lee x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Always fun to stop here!! You have the most amazing designs. And a messy desk is a fun creative adventure. Just a waste of time to clean it up..Hope your weather improves...we are having a wonderful warm up again, a really weird winter here. Have a wonderful creative week.

Neet said...

Loving those cogs - thanks for commenting on my blog - sorry I am so late but lots of friends keep coming to see me and then tonight I did an English Dinner. Hugs, Neet #6

Brenda B said...

Love how that chest is coming on but I really love the blue box.

Hugs
Brenda 99

lainey said...

loving that steampunk box!! love the way you have positioned the chain, fab. Lainey x

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh yummmy scrummy steampunk box is coming along beautifully!! Apologies for late appearance... life really gets in the way of visiting sometimes!!