Wednesday, 20 July 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 111

Good Morning peeps and oh boy what a week since last woyww.Im not sure about your part of the country but we have only had 2 summer days Friday and yesterday.The rest well seems someone up above keeps turning the tap on heavy at that!

Gosh another Wednesday has arrived to cheer us all up thats when we get to snoop around the worlds craft desks.With permission.Thanks to the boss our Julia and her fab idea over at the stamping ground.

So if youd like to join in with this amazing wednesday WOYWW pop by her blog and join in the fun.Great inspirations to be had along the way.

Well i still have my tooth yes it was surpose to be pulled on monday ...Nope didnt happen another 5 days of these awrful anti-biotics and back friday to get pulled!

In the mean time i have done awee bit of crafting.My desk today is just one huge mess yep absolutely a dump!

So in stead as im very embarrassed at the state of my room .I am going to show you just acouple of bits ive been upto.

The first is an altered match box this is the first time ive done one this small usually use the big kichen size boxes.

Here ive distressed the box using my inks and have added a altered domino that has then been glazed with distressed crackle glaze to give that lovely effect.I have then coloured a plain white prima flower with matching distress inks.Glazed the flower once the inks where dry .Added Tim Holtz ideology flower ,and flatbacked pearl to the centre and small string of wee pearls hanging down.I then made a lovely wee pin to add bit extra lush to the flower.
The ribbon ive dyed using various distress inks to co-ordinatew with the colours and shades of the box
Along the side ive stamped a Prima fringe in Black archival ink and then added gem stones to the fringe of the stamped image .I have done this both sides.

Im pleased with the result as this is first time ive altered something so

I have also been busy creating tags for a swap im in in August yes bit head of myself.But due to going up to dads as mum is 80 on 9th August i thought id plan ahead so ive no rushing back to deadlines.This tag below i must say has to be a fav i love the waythis has turned out.You can see all the deets in post below.

Well thats it from me hopefully by next week my desk wil. be a desk.

Not a dumping ground!
Have fab wedensday and a creative week ahead .Will try get round you all again today.Did most last week bar a few i couldnt leave comments on.

Watch out next week as i have some candy coming to one lucky WOYWW follower.

Julia sorry hun parcel still sat here will try my best to get out by friday!

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Simple homemade living said...

Your matchbok and tag are stunning thank you fo rsharing.

I hope your toothe gets better.

Laura 10 x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The first matchbox I altered, I also stuck lots of goodies inside it. You would be amazed at how many goodies you can get into one of those little ones. Any your did a great job decorating yours. I also like the looks of that tag. Hope you get your tooth problem sorted out soon.

Cathy said...

*Ouch*, poor you and your tooth. Love the match box, fab colours and embellies. Know what you mean about the weather ... its not exactly summery is it!!
Cathy xx

NatashaMay said...

REally beautiful pojects. Love what you're doing with the tag. :)

Hope and Chances said...

Lovely projects, I adore the matchbox with the altered domino - really effective :-)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, your altered matchbox is glorious! I love the colours, the flower, the pearls - all the little details in fact. Beautiful :) xx

Sue said...

Hi Jude
some one has still left the bloomin tap on here!!
Gorgeous little match box, beautiful embelies, lovely tag, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely autumnal colour scheme for the matchbox, you must have been inspired by the weather!

Helen said...

Gorgeous matchbox! Love the colours and the flower is so pretty.

Annie said...

Really love your box and tag. Hope that tooth gets sorted really soon for you.
A x

Neet said...

Ooh Jude, that tag is simply scrumptious no wonder you like it so much. Love the colour on it. Great little matchbox too, I love doing those and there's a steampunk one on my blog.
Hope you get some relief soon with that tooth.
Hugs, Neet xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely lovely work Jude - it's now wonder your desk gets in a mess with all that creativity going on..we wouldn't mind seeing it ya know!
Amazing about your tooth - that is one deep infection you picked up. Hope you're more comfortable at least!

JoZart Designs said...

Fabulous matchbox... so much detail that it looks like a BIG box! I'm doing one soon too but your's takes the biscuit!
Thanks for visiting me and if you can pop back to have a laugh at my ancient wedding pics, just added.
JoZarty x

Berry said...

Love this work Jude that orange flower is fabulous! hugs Rebekah #60 xx

Glenda said...

Love both your projects! Thanks for sharing!

nerllybird said...

A stunning tag - and you've reminded me that I've got a couple of big matchboxes in the 'altering' drawer! Hope your tooth pulling goes well x
Helen S

Sarah said...

Love the orange flower and your tag is a real stunner - just full of wonderful details...great work!

Kathleen said...

FAbulous projects thank you for showing.
I'm full of sympathy in regards to your tooth had the same problem myself the other week, hope all goes well for you.
Kathleen x

Twiglet said...

That is such a gorgeous little box - lovely colour scheme. Good luck with the tooth. x Jo

Cardarian said...

Lovely matchbox - never done that before! The flower is sooo beautiful! Sorry about your tooth!

okienurse said...

Great looking matchbox and tag. Sorry to hear that you didn't get your tooth pulled. It makes you miserable doesn't it. Have a better week. Vickie

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Not much worst than tooth troubles...**@%$#@!
Your Match Box and Tag are Lovely! and to think you did these beautiful things while in PAINE,amaizing!!!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a beautiful matchbox. I like the colours you've used. And this tag... these roses and her dress. Really great. Happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka

Lisa said...

Wow! that is gorgeous!! a stunning altered item:-D
Ouch and ((hugs))to the sore tooth! hope it gets sorted soon

L xx

Theresa Plas said...

o wow - these are lovely Jude! Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW!

ScrappnBee said...

Love the Monkey! LOL! 2 days of summer...we have had 78 minutes. I think Alaska is warmer than us at this point! Love all the projects. The matchbox turned out absolutely FABULOUS! Thanks for popping by my blog! -Amanda #45

Angie said...

I love both of your pieces ...I think a kitchen match box would be small enough for me lol
I agree about the weather... if its not actually raining it looks as though its about to so you still dont go out incase.

Hettie said...

It is nice to see your lovely pieces this week. Hope your toothie peg is sorted and your mouth is better very soon xx

Anonymous said...

How precious! Sometimes working n a tiny canvas is fun. Your small matchbox looks lovely. I adore the tag too, it's stunning.

Have a good one

Mary Anne

Pam said...

boo hoo, I hate my teeth at the mo, you definately have my sympathy right back! I am now going to have 2 out next week one one Wed and now my wisdom tooth on Friday; today they gave me extra strength anti biotics. Good luck!

Dragon said...

Yoo hoo, sorry to be late, but loving your box and stuff again this week... fabulous tag

The Crafty Elf said...

Great job on the altered match box Jude, awesome. Super tag too! I think all the rain you are getting came from us. We must have had almost a straight month of it, so glad it's gone. Now we are so dry and under an extreme heat alert. a least 37 degress today. We keep loosing our hydro too, very frustrating! Have an awesome day and good luck with that darn tooth!

nicandalfie said...

love the colours on the box, and the bling!! hope the weather gets sunny for us all! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Jude dont show you the messy bits of my crafting space and hey when a girls creates that is the way we go!
Pray all goes well (or as well as it can!) for the tooth extraction.
Sorry am running late this week again! thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW. Shaz in Oz.x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

ouch, you're the second one i've visited with tooth problems. hope you'll be better soon. i love your dress form tag! so lovely!

debby4000 said...

stunning creations.

Spyder said...

I had a cracked tooth a few months back, and the filling fell out twice since! My dentist has changed the shape of the tooth now, so of course Mr tongue keeps touching it! Hope yours is much better now! Love your matchbox, did pop in before and ask what size do you use? a little one or the family sized one..But blogger was being a pain and I wasn't sure if the comment just disappeared or if it did your 'sew nice' too!
HaPpY vErY LatE LaSt WeEkS WoYwW!! ((Lyn))