Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WOYWW 191 & Finished Storage Box

Hi everyone,
Its Wednesday again our favourite day of the week where we all get to have a good nosey look around everyones work desk.  To find out how to join in the fun, visit Julia's blog at

OK so there is a bit of a mixed bag on here this morning.  The stamped butterflies were done last night and laid out to dry for my workshop this morning so they are about to be gathered up and put in my bag.  The die cut  shapes are heading the same way.   Working to the left we have 3 small frames I have had for ages, they are real cheapies from ikea and I am going to have a go at making one of those layered picture frames which are in all the shops at the moment, thus my new glue gun to stick them all together, another bargain bought this week for a fiver from Aldi .   Just above the glue gun is another new purchase, a dylusions stamp set and on top of this is this months edition of Craft Stamper magazine.  It is turned to the page where they are showing you how to uncycle old drinks cans into gifts, solving the mystery of why I have a few cut up and in the process of being embossed.

I hear you say but hold on,

 where is the long awaited box?

well, it is here, finished as you can see.  I am quite pleased with the end result. 

Right time to get my skates on and do some work, I will be back later for a look around all the other desks to see what everyone has been up to.
Crafty Hugs Mo x


  1. What a great idea to emboss cans! That's a new one on me. And all those butterflies look like they are waiting to take off - very fun. Your storage box is totally on point - great work with the sewing theme. Love the hanging buttons!
    Have a great week.
    Sara J #42

  2. Oh wow!!! Your box turned out amazing!!! Is this for you, or are you going to part with it as a gift?? Enjoy your new goodies and projects!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #12

  3. The butterflies are gorgeous!! Thanks for showing the finished box - it looks so pretty! Helen, 9

  4. Wow, this is Gorgeous - am truly Inspired by it x

  5. The old cuttlebug sure takes the work out of the can embossing, I remember years back doing it through matched brass stencils...painful work!! Like the butterflies..what's the workshop project, will you show and tell? Pretty box - you should be pleased with it, it looks fab.

  6. Hi Mo, not joining in this week, the builder rang and wants to start!! Love your finished box, those Tilda papers are fabulous and love all the little bits you added too - it is gorgeous. I saw the card in the shop that you made with the butterfly stamp and it too, is gorgeous. Now I want that stamp! Hope the class goes well today. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Love the butterflies, what is the stamp you used?- it's just gone onto my 'must have' list, lol! Great how the box has turned out, love it. Have a great day, Hugs, Shaz xx #69

    1. The butterfly stamp used shaz is Zentangle Butterfly code JGS 165 from woodware.

  8. Happy WOYWW - your box is really brilliant and beautiful - great photos. I didn't know about the cans either, can't have got to that page yet..ha ha. have been saving tomatoe puree tubes and cutting them up so wonder if they may be useful for that too.
    Happy crafting..Gill x (#82)

  9. That set of drawers is beautiful, lovely choice of papers and so neatly done. Love the butterflies as well - I have an addiction to things with wings.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments - always appreciated.
    Ann B

  10. WOW WOW WOW you have done a fantastic job on the set of draws they are amazing.
    I also have to say I just love seeing a desk covered in butterflies I use butterflies in so many things. Thanks for sharing
    Ria #44

  11. Your box is lovely, sounds less personal then'your drawers are l..' lol.
    Carol.x #56

  12. Great box, you must have spent ages on it. I'm interested in what you're doing with the drinks cans. I see that you are embossing them, do you have any plans yet for what they will be turned into? I go through a lot of pop and am always looking for new ideas on how to recycle the cans. Have a great week:) Lucy #23 x

  13. Super drawers and the embossed cans are cool too. Thanks for popping by my desk - Happy WOYWW BJ#42

  14. WOOOOW, your box looks soooo pretty - you've done a fantastic work!
    Hugs, Gaby #98

  15. Super job! I'm well impressed with the finished article. Love your flock of flutterbys too!!!
    thanks for your visit!
    Jo x

  16. What lovely things here! Love whats on your desk but especially love the box! Thanks for visiting today! Chris 93

  17. That box is charming to the max, Mo! WOWZA!!

  18. thanks for sharing your busy desk...loving your altered sewing box ...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx

  19. I have all kinds of cans that I could use for embossing - I need to find that article. Your drawers are just lovely. I love all the trinkets that you added to it. April #101

  20. WTG! I love the finished chest of drawers Mo! I think it turned out gorgeous! Looks like a big class with all the butterflies! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you have a great week and get to have a lot of time crafting! Vickie #31

  21. The desk caddy has turned out beautifully. I really like the idea of embossing the cans, great use for a can. Would love to see the finished project. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments on my box.

  22. Your decorated storage box us wonderful. Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

  23. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love all the little details :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)

  24. The box is gorgeous! I love the rose drawer pulls! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!