Wednesday, 22 February 2012

WOYWW 142

 Remember this from last week, well I did finish it, However under direction from the little person in the pic, I was under strict instructions that he had his street credit to think of so NO flowers or ribbon In fact he choose the few elements that was used and he was very happy with the result!
 If I had a Grandaughter I could have gone to town on the flower, glitter, ribbon front!! Maybe in the future that will happen who knows!!


 Now dont faint!! That's if you are still awake? I have been having a wee crafty week, so below is one of Sir Timmies's configuration boxes which may I add I have had for well over year, My plan of action was to make it into a family theme, but I just got carried away doing all the bits and bobs that I love in crafting  so it's a wee bit of everything




So lots of bits from my lovely stash! oooooo I love stash, I must say after the pics were taken I have darkened the box with Timmie's distress inks so it looks a little older  and a little better now, sorry to bore you with all these pics,If you are wondering why I am rabbiting on about what's on my desk, Well it's all down to the lovely Julia over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ pop over for a visit to desks all over the world and join in ! be warned it's very addictive but lots of fun

103 comments:

Elaine said...

Hi May what a lovely page for your Grandson I bet he loves it.

Myself well Im not into the Tim holtz memory boxes but that doesnt mean I can't admire the work and talent that has gone into making this one of yours May it is splendid WELL DONE
Fantastic Work May.
Hugs Elaine

Mary Ann said...

I love everything you have done this week:) That memory box is very sweet.

crafty....du said...

Stunning page and I love your lush configurations, thanks for sharing, hope you have a good week

Kerry # 7

butlersabroad said...

Absolutely beautiful LO of your Gson, and I have to say he has taste to pick out all those lovely embellishments. Beautiful configuration box too, looks like you got your girly fix there!!

Hugs
Brenda 5

RosA said...

Love what you have done with the config. box. I have a smaller one of those, must do something with it! And I like how you did that photo opening part on the layout. As for the coffee staining, well I just couldn't help myself. All those plain pages of text were just begging to be altered asap! Happy WOYWW.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, I'm impressed with that box. You did a super job. I love all those bits and bobs you added. I am super impressed with that page you made for your grandson. He did a good job of picking out the embellishments. I'm #9 this week!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great projects you have there! Fabulous sentiments. I've been pining for a configuration box for a while. #15

505whimsygirl said...

Hi May,

Oh yes, there's so much out there for little girls. Two of my friends are having boys so I'll have to direct my mojo that way.... might be difficult. Your page for your grandson looks so nice - and how great that he picked out the elements. Also love your shadow box!! very cool.

Happy WoYWW
Kay

sandysewin said...

Awesome layout! Even without flowers and glitter and such. ;-)

I love your configuration box. I have one waiting for a sewing theme, but now that I've done my canvas wall art in a sewing theme, I dunno what I'm going to do. Maybe just fill it with things I like, like you did. Great idea.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

scrappymo! said...

You have been busy creating these two great projects! The Tim box is just gorgeous...you nailed it!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a great page for your grandson. I love it.
And what fun the Timmie Box is Really lots of adorable little treasures there. Love the heart one.
Thanks for sharing all your crafty prettiness. Enjoy WOYWW..

jude said...

Absolutely loving all the piccys of the configuration box .Absolutely beautiful!!!
So is the canvass
hugs judex 34

Neil said...

What would we do with our Wednesdays if it was not for the wonder of WOYWW? It's always fascinating to peek through the window into your creative arena so thank you. It's a grand layout you've done and the configurations tray is full of interest! Hope you have a good week.
Neil (#47 ish)

Lexi said...

I adore those boxes, May! Do you have a tutorial?

Thanks for sharing.


Lexi
#36

kay said...

your scrap page is fab,just right for a male,but i adore your configuration box,not been brave enough to touch mine yet as dont want to ruin it,happy crafting,x

Helen said...

The layout and configuration are just fabulous!! I have a config box untouched too.... one day one day!
Helen, 41

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i was impressed with your layout but WOW, that box with all it's bits and pieces is AMAZING!
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wonderful layout for a grandson! Also lots of Tim goodness going on here too! Well done!

Ann B said...

Definitely not bored looking at your photos. I love the piece of art you made for your Grandson and then I scrolled down and there was a beautiful config box - excellent work and a piece you will treasure.
Ann B
#56
If you pop over to my place I have some blog candy to share.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gosh May you have been busy...this is a feast for the eyes...love the gift for your Grandson and he'll love it to...and that box of total yummyness!...thankyou for showing us the fruits of your labour...Mel :) Xx

Cathy said...

Great busy crafty space. Your creations are stunning. Happy WOYWW
Cathy #59

sandra de said...

You have done an amazing job with all your projects this week. Thanks for posting a pic of the finished lO.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab page for your Grandson. Oh my your configurations box is stunning. I need to get myself one of those. Enjoy this week's WOYWW snoop around the world. Take care Zo xx 81

Anne-marie said...

Hi May what a lovely page for your grandson. Your configuration box is stunning I love everything about it. Thank you for your comment on my desk and your advice about the bow maker will be aving a look on the web thank you. Have a fab week
Anne-marie x

Jackie said...

Wow, that's one heck of a lot of work in your page and frame!

Trish Latimer said...

Wow! what an enormous amount of work you've put into that box! looks great though, well worth it!! Trish #64(ish)

karen said...

The piece for your grandson is great! I am sure he is very pleased with it, lots of "cool" factor there!
And the configuration box ... WOW, I love it! I have a printer's tray that one day I am going to get to and I hope it will turn out half as good as yours!
xoxo Karen #93

MaggieC said...

Like Elaine, I am not a particular fan of Tim Holtz, but it does not stop me appreciating all the beautiful work you have done with that box. Thank you for visiting me today and your lovely comment. It certainly has helped going vertical. I can see the tools I need and I know if they have not been put away. let's see how long that lasts. xx Maggie #11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

All just stunning. And so glad you shared the final look at the teasing torn hole from last week! I'm not bored at ALL and so glad I waited to visit in the AM when I was properly awake. Love all the detail and sleep eyes miss a lot :)

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You're not boring us at all! Everything is gorgeous! If I made it, I would be so proud and post EVEN more pictures- there's just so much to drool over! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Peggy said...

Love the opening in the page and that trinket box WOW

Hazel said...

Oh wow! that memory box is stunningly beautiful - such wonderful creativity and crafting. And I love the result of your LO - (Hazel, WOYWW #107) x

Sarah said...

Such a lovely creative desk and abundance of lovely things...love your LO and that torn opening! Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 16.

laurie said...

oh my gosh thats beautiful, I'm new to this party and also new to follow your blog.Thankyou for sharing this beauty!

Tertia said...

O, WOW! I am loving both projects you finished this week. The configuration box ix awesome!
Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Wowser, wowser May, what a lot of fabulousness on your desk this week. Love the LO and how everything is centred around that wonderful torn opening.
The configuration box - well, what can one say. It is a vision of pure loveliness. One can look at it time and time again and still find something new. You must be so proud.
Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog - Hugs, Neet 33

Laura said...

Hi, what a busy desk, your scrapbook page has worked out so well, he will love it. I love your boxes they are all different you will look at it often, it must have taken you ages to finish it. Have a super Wednesday, Laura

Karen said...

WOW May I adore both your pieces of art work, they are really stunning. You have certainly been very busy, but having lots of fun :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love your configuration box with all the bits, beautiful. And all these small pictures and pieces of lace. Well done! Thanks for sharing and have a happy WOYWW. xFranka

Elizabeth said...

Hi May, lovely layout for your grandson. It is a sad truth that they do get to the age where they are more concerned about what their mates would think, but I do like his choice of embellishments.

Your configuration box is a triumph - love all the embellishments, it must have taken you ages to collect all the bits and pieces.

Have a great week. Elizabeth x #80

Laura said...

I love your completed configurations box! I'd love to make one sometime -- I need to look at yard sales for bits & bobs to use.

Emily said...

Your configuration box is stunning! I'm not usually into all the Tim stuff myself (eek) but that box is just so detailed its really lovely to look at. Happy WOYWW
xx

Deb said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job with your Grandson's shadow box, the comment about no flowers made me smile! love your configuration box, how amazing, what a work of art!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx #23

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wonderful, wonderful projects! So beautifully done! Love them both! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Di said...

Oh Wow!!!! Fab shadow box and the configuration box is amazing!!! Super work May!

Dove blender pens for chalks can be got from Crafts U Love online - I had a job tracking some down. They also do spare nibs and top-up fluid for the pen.

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the photo collage of your grandson... had a good chuckle at how you had to keep up his street creed with no frilly stuff! I just love, love, love your shadow box of stuff. WOw! you really went to town on that thing. It is so great with all its bits and bobs and newsprint all around. I'll bet it was fun to make too. You have the best bits of stash!

Chrizette said...

Oh my goodness - LOVE, love, love the bottom photo box. It is beautiful!

Celestial Things

Craftychris said...

Both projects are brilliant. The configurations box though is awesome! I must have a go at one of those one day. xx

SueH said...

Oh May, that configuration box is beautiful. I love the one with the wedding photo in and the lace heart and pearls…….absolutely stunning!

I’m glad your Grandson was pleased with his shadow box after all your hard work. Ribbons and flowers are pretty but all the bits and bobs you’ve used here are just as effective.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Kathryn said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Love your TH configuration box!! What a great way to use "bits and bobs"! I have a whole tote of that sort of thing. Thanks for the inspiration!
It's great how your grandson was involved in the making of his page. Turned out great!
Hugs!!
kat

Twiglet said...

Such gorgeous projects!!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

I can see who's the boss in your family lol ;) Love the shadow box! Cuddles to Furball and happy woyww! Hugs, Joanna #94

tracy said...

WOW! I have never seen one of those adorable boxes until your blog!! LOVE THEM! - warmly Tracy #127

lisa said...

You could never bore with your pics, May. It's fabulous to see what you've been creating. I love your shadow box with your Grandson, you've given me new ideas for my scrapbooking now. Sorry, I can go to town with pink and flowers having a daughter!! lol.
Your configuration box is amazing. I've struggled to like these in the past, the ones I've seen have bits of dolls and things in which I find creepy, just me probably, but yours has really changed my mind, I love all the beads and bits and pieces, it's really girly.
Your make gorgeous things.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #127

sandee said...

You know, you may be able to sneak some TH candy Crackle Glaze in on your grandson, some shine for you and lots of distressing cracks for him! lol Love the bits and bobs box!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is totally fantastic May, wow love the LO page and this box is fantastic, so much beauty, oh my word this is awesome.
hugs
Lorraine x

Spyder said...

wowowowow love your boxes, fabulous! and of course your page, very cleverly helped by your very clever helper. Thanks for my snoop!
HaPpY WoYwW!! Have a very crafty week!
((Lyn))#67

fairy thoughts said...

great page very unusual with the picture at the bag looking as if it is 'bursting out'
Wow you really went to town with the box and I think you did Tim justice. Go girl !!
janet #8

Angie said...

Oh May I love, love, love and can I say ADORE your box! Your desk is wonderful, but that box oh the inspiration you just gave me to get going on mine!!!!

Julie said...

Your Layout is Gorgeous!! Love all the little bits and pieces you used.. and then I don't think I can say in words how much I love your configuration boxes.. They are absolutely amazing!
Thanks for sharing!
Julie

Shoshi said...

Ah, boys and their street cred lol!! Hard to do anything without flowers or ribbon, isn't it!! What you've done is great, and I particularly like how you've peeled back the background to reveal the picture. Very effective!

Great configuation box too, with nice coming together of elements and colours.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm so glad you like my butterfly project! I gave it to my sister today and she was thrilled with it!

Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #19

VonnyK said...

That picture for your grandson is incredible. I have a girl she would love that. She's very much a tomboy and that would be perfect for her.
Where do I start with the collection of boxes, so gorgeous and creative. You could look at it for weeks and still see more things in there. Just beautiful.
Have a great week.
Von #38

Barb King said...

Love the configuration box, you've inspired me to get one, goodness knows I have enought stuff to put in it. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Barb #100

toni said...

Great work May so much detail in your box and love your scrapbook page. I've got a configurations box just sitting there waiting to get started. So much scope with crafting today ! Have fun Toni x

toni said...

Great work May so much detail in your box and love your scrapbook page. I've got a configurations box just sitting there waiting to get started. So much scope with crafting today ! Have fun Toni x

Linda said...

The layout of your grandson came out great! I love that he helped you with it too. And the box, it is stunning! You did a beautiful job on it.

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

That page is a stunner, and I love the fact you had help! As for the box, wowowowowowowo! What else can I say?
Michelle (161)

RosC said...

Great to see the configuration box up close. Good to see the layout completed. I'm with that young feller of yours, not keen on too many flowers and glitter bits...some mind you. Thanks for visiting my workbench.
Ros. (103)

mommyle said...

Hello May! What a wonderful layout! I LOVE it. I think that a boy L.O. is far more challenging, but way more satisfying when completed. And yours is gorgeous!!!

Love your configurations box too. You just gave me the courage to start mine! Thank you!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Fabulous piece and love that shadow box! It's just so dreamy!

TangolikeRaindrop said...

What a great layout for your grandson - lots of lovely little embellishments to look at - and that box! I love the box! Well done1 x

BetteK said...

I think the layout for your grandson is just AmAzInG and I am so inspired by it ... as I am with your configuration box creation! I have been longing to have-a-go at putting one together but have been put off by the amount of "stuff" you need to fill them. You have given me lots of lovely ideas and I am even more determined now to do one! Happy Crafting May ... your work is just lovely. Debbie xXx #89

April said...

Oh WOW!!! I love your configuration box, I really want to have a go at one of these! another thing on my long list of "want to try's" the page you did is great, it's always hard to create something without girlie stuff but this turned out great! x

Redanne said...

May, your scrapbook page is lovely, the sentiment is very touching. Love the configuration box, what you have done with it is just amazing. Now following you! Regards, Anne Rx

Anesha said...

Wow, both your projects are amazing!!!! Thank you for your sweet comment about my Skipper. :)

Sarah said...

Hi May, Thanks for stopping by my desk this week & so sorry you had that awful word veri thing - I hadn't realised I still had it - thought I'd turned it off yonks back!! Your layout is simply stunning!!! Hope you have a lovely week! Sarah x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

I have a collection of the configurations boxes, too. I used the outside of one for a Christmas gift and now have all it's orphaned inner boxes. *sigh*

You've made a lovely vintage box! I especially love the one with the bottle.

That's funny about the street cred... never thought you'd have to consider that in crafting, did you? :)

Cheers,
Susan #138

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Wow you have been so busy!

Claire said...

I am now a follower... thank you so much for the lovely comment... your my 50th follower...Love the tim box...amazing work and the scrapbook page is brill..I am going to have a look at older post
CLaire xx

lynn holland said...

May you are a star, what beautiful work. I am following you too
Lynn xx

Sheena said...

The layout turned out fantastically May! And your configuration box is just aMAYzing!! lol!

Sheena
xxx

Sheena said...

By the way... I'm loving your bigger pics - we get to see just how much detail there is now, love it!

sheena
xxx

Diana Evans said...

it is amazing to see all of the work on your desk!!!! this is amazing stuff!!!! wonderful!!!!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a great page. I love the effect around the photo.

Debs Willis said...

Your finished page is so great, i bet he was thrilled. And I love your configuration box - not ventured into that myself!

My 'little helper' decided to leap on the table not long after my WOYWW photo - total chaos!

Shame you can't come to Farnborough tomorrow, would be fun to meet up

Hugs

Debs #92

Becky said...

Wow, so much detail! Beautiful work!

Katie said...

That is a great page for your grandson! I love the painters tray also, it is so detailed!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #14

pat said...

May , How neat that your recipients can special order!! :>) I love what you did with the picture and all the embellishments!

Sam said...

WOW May, you have been a busy bunny haven't you? You deserve a holiday to Prague! Thanks for your e-mail and I will reply over the weekend with as many links as I can!!

Anne said...

I love both pieces. I do like those memory boxes. Two ladies at our card classs made one each- super. I have granddaughters and grandsons- love makinhg the pretty things for the girls. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Sherry Edwards said...

Your scrapbook page is great, so pleased the little man gave his approval - lol.

Your configuration project looks absolutely wonderful, what a lot of work and love you put into all the fabulous detail.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment today x

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

wow! Lots of great stuff to look at this week! haha - I have a 7 year old boy and a 5 year old girl, and they are definitely different - one all flowers and bows, and the other.....not! Love all your little bits n' bobs in those boxes! *smiles* ~Jen

okienurse said...

beautiful canvas. I am a bit late getting around this week but I forgot to post on Wednesday and have been busy all week. Just wanted to make the rounds and remind everyone my blog candy closes on Tuesday night of next week and I will announce winners on Wednesday. Drop by become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win. Vickie #173

Karen said...

How beautiful is your creations - they are amazing. So many things to look at in one creation! Love it! Karen 131 x

Gabrielle said...

Sorry it's taken me a while to visit - seem to have been in a timewarp this week! Love this so much that I am not sure where to begin! A really inspiring post!

Morti said...

Seeing your post, I have decided that I really need a configurations box. LOL

Love the layout - only thing missing is some driftwood! I think Grandson's embellishment choices are brill, and they make me think of the flotsam and jetsam that washes up on the shore. Brill!

Thanks for stopping by....

Joynana said...

WOW WOW, both projects are just gorgeous. I love the canvas, and the TH box with all of the stash is just fabulous. You have given me some wonderful ideas. Thank you.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

absolutely adore your box and LO!!
running late with my woyww...
Have a creative day
Jennie #1

pooky said...

Love, love your configuration box!!

Sher said...

Hi May! Wow, I've been looking over your blog and I must say that everything you do is a work of art. It's all so beautiful. You are extremely talented.

Bridget Larsen said...

Absolutely gorgeous
Bridget #54

Catie Cuddles said...

What a great page and an amazing configuration box!

Just me said...

Wow this is gorgeous! As much as I love these boxes I have yet to purchase one. A fear of all the little spaces to create in. LOL You did a wonderful job of it!