Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Well it's Wednesday again! My desk is still a mess, I could make excuses, (have had a horrible cold, time's flown by again, been too busy) but I won't. All of those are true but I could have found time to tidy if I had wanted to, I just couldn't be bothered!
And the only things I have made this week is a birthday card for my sis and an anniversary card for my hubbie and the charm that is still on my desk! Not a very productive week at all!
The box on my desk is another carboot find (you must think I spend all my time at carboots but you would be wrong! I suffer from agrophobia and I don't go out very often, during the last 10 months I have been out about 30 times which is LOADS for me, I have been lucky that my 5 visits to the carboot have been very rewarding finding brilliant stuff everytime!)
Anyway the box has been lined with Tim Holtz papers and the top has Tensecond studio metal on it and is filled with lots of 'bits' (Tim's and other things like Mica, keys, wire, cork and lots of other things) which I sometimes have trouble using cos I like them! Does everyone have trouble using the pretty little things you buy/find? Or is it just me?

A closer look in the box!

The lid of the box. A collage of different plates from Tensecond studio and Sizzix and the centre is a stamp.

The finished piece. A book plate with paper and acetate, corner, flower brad, jump rings, beads and a key all attached together with glossy accents.
To see more desks go over to Julia's WOYWW here.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, what an awesome find. You did GOOD. I don't think we have those here in the states. And your finished piece is yummy and so well done. I love altered pieces like this. Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

Susie Sugar said...

wow thats somed desk you have there you look busy but oh so organized
Thanks for sharing your desk
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Susie xx

Susan Allan said...

I like the way you have organised the shelves behind your desk...everything within easy reach! The box is amazing...great find!
Have a great Wednesday
Sue xx 72

Cheryl said...

oh wow you have some amazing art on here,just love those altered pieces,hugs cheryl x

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what fabulous find, luv the box, & all those goodies inside it, have to force meself to use lovely stash! rather just oggle it! lol,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)

Helen said...

That box is just FAB. I can never get to car boots (always seem to be in out of the way places, and I don't have a car!) so well done you. I love your desk.
Have a good day. (38)

Rosie said...

Well done you on getting out - I know it isn't easy, don't go out much myself. What a great find that box was, and what a yummy hoard of Tim Holtz goodies! My trouble is that they're so expensive that I just hoard them away .... but never actually USE them!! (71)

Mandi said...
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Mandi said...

Now that's what I call a proper artistic desk!
Full of bottles of cretive gorgeous-ness!

Hope your cold is better

Love the book plate

mandi xx

Sid said...

Loving that box.....want one !!

Sherry said...

Your altered box is fabulous!! What a great find and I love the inside with the lining. So very Tim!

I must admit that I am more of a collector than a user too!

Sherry (103)

Piddawinkle said...

wow that box is fantastic, Ive been doing the charity shops for all my finds but Im thinking next year, boot fairs here I come, and if you look at my post before this week woyww, youll see all my metal trinkets, love collecting them not so good at using them, linky 78 btw :) LOL my verification word is "minted" very essex

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great desk you have there and I love that box! Yes I have problems using most stuff as I love it all, but then I am always glad when I have used it - strange eh! - thanks for sharing (No 46)

Tuire Flemming said...

You have all kind of cool stuff there - and a real treasure box!!!
Hugs Tuire #85

Jules said...

That box is gorgeous! And yes, I spend too much time stroking pretty things and not using them :D Jules #63

butlersabroad said...

Love all the shelves behind your desk and the goodies on them too! Another amazing car boot find, you have been doing well.

Brenda 87

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a wonderful find. Your desk certainly looks a hive of activitiy. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Phree said...

Love those shelves with all your small crafty things on them. The box is fab and yep I hear ya about using the pretty stuff - hard to do that innit!

sasa said...

I like a busy desk - so don't get too tidy. Great box love to car boot too - hope you get to some more good ones.
Great charm too!
sasa 19

Shirl said...

Just love that box and all the goodies in side you must have been as pleased as punch when you found it.
Hugs Shirley x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that box is so lovely - you've done really such a great conversion to it too, you must be so pleased. And it's a double whammy if you actually made it out to get the box in the first place - good for you. I have trouble using the nice stuff - but just for a while, then I get over it and become all business-like and get on with it!! A while...anything up to a year!!