Wednesday, 18 January 2017


It's Wednesday and Julia at The Stamping Ground has an open invitation to join her and show your desk for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday! Usually my desk is shown in all it's glory but I must confess to a little staging - that is - I pulled off a layer of my under paper and I moved the smaller storage box into sight! Ignore the little black tag - I have for 2 days now!!
 As you can see I have at last covered the cereal box that held my stencils - I covered a smaller one too as I got fed up of digging in amongst the larger stencils to find my small ones!
Here they are after I had done them.
I also did some journal covers if you care to scroll back on my blog.
All this was done to rid me of my pile of scraps - and I am happy to say I now how 3 empty boxes (ready to fill again?….Noooo!)

While I am here I have a couple of films to tell you about 
'A Monster calls', which I really enjoyed especially for the wonderful artwork.

The other film is 'La La Land' - We went to see this yesterday - I didn't have high expectations as sometimes films that win awards don't always live up to their promise! I must say that from the first scene through to the end I was enthralled! It was like an old fashioned musical only better, hubby quite enjoyed it too and he isn't a great one for musicals!!

Thanked for looking, Chris


chrissie said...

Great project. Useful and looks great

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

I love the boxes you decorated for your stencils mine are all in one box but stacked in size order - I see you take yours out of the packets, I keep mine in theirs so they keep nice and neat... I can never decide whether to keep them like that or not. Helen #2

Anne said...

Hi. Like the makes, good idea - I need to use up a lot of scraps :-( Glad you said theat about La la Land - I fancy seeing it. Anne x #18

Valerie-Jael said...

OOh, soooooo tidy - that won't happem here just now, I am still snowed under with scraps, although I threw a large plastic sack full out!Nice idea with the seria boxes. Hugs, Valerie

Annie said...

I love your covered boxes Chris....and what a fab way of tidying up.
Have a good week.
Annie x #13

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Chris, great job with the boxes! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

SumBunneh said...

Great idea first storing stencils... and they are so pretty too!!

Have a lovely week x
Erika (#6)

catherine said...

Love the makes Chris and looking forward to how the tag may develop. My daughter went to see A Monster Calls and really enjoyed it
x catherine

Sharon Koole said...

Great storage idea! I might just have to 'pinch' it.

Sharon K #37

Dorlene Durham said...

What a great idea to recycle a box for stencil storage. I love it. Thanks for the inspiration. They look great! Dorlene #48

April Story said...

Great job on the boxes for your stencils. And thank you for the la la land review. I usually have the same experience - films with lots of awards don't appeal to me.
April #51

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Between your cereal box and Johanna's VCR boxes, I now have some ideas for how to keep my stencils. These look awesome.

Sorry I'm so late visiting, but life truly got in the way today, as I tried to install the new phones I purchased. What should have been an easy "plug into the outlet and go" turned into a nightmare, since my internet is connected to my phone service. Need I say more?

I really like this project and it's a fantastic way to recycle, too. I have heard good things about La La Land, too. Glad you liked it.

baili said...

during the cold weather what else can make one's time nice and productive,
loved these boxes .
you decorated them beautifully!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What an artful way to tidying up the craft room! Beautiful projects Chris!

Sarah Dunkley said...

I love your boxes. What a fab idea! Happy WOYWW! Sez x #42

butterfly said...

Fantastic decorated storage, Chris - talk about killing several birds with one stone... recycling, using up scraps, creating something useful as well as something beautiful. Definitely passes the William Morris test on both counts and then some!
Alison x