Wednesday, 6 July 2011

WOYWW 6th July 2011

Good grief...(in a typically Charlie Brown sort of voice) it can't be Wednesday again already!! Don't forget to pop over to Madame Julia's desk for the linky list of fabulous crafty desks all being revealed in their glory!! My work desk  this week looks like this...
Yep, Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers... I have had these a while and really couldn't figure out what to do with them as I am not really a circus type of girl but then I saw Linda's version of a book which is a box for hiding stuff on her blog and I told her that I was going to steal borrow her idea because I had picked up a dark and dingy one with some damage at a garage sale for 50 cents.
This was the before photo... it really didn't have a lot going for it.
and this is it now....
I'm not sure you can tell from the photograph but the box side is layered up with the posters and fence so that it has a 3D effect... it's sitting there waiting for me to figure out whether to leave it or play some more... I'm thinking some bling wouldn't go amiss... LOL

43 comments:

  1. Corrrrrr... this is LUSH! Loving all those layers and the colours are really zingy! As for the little Penny Farthing... that is just darling indeed!! Happy WOYWW x

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  2. I think Hels has said it all above. I just love coming to your blog - amazing work. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

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  3. Absolutely stunning ive been tempted with those papers but like you thought wouldnt really use them not circus person either just the colours atracted me to them.But your book is absolutely stunning and so much packed in and lovely layers.Absolutely beautiful!!
    Have fab weednesday hugs Judex 15

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  4. Hi ya
    wow i luv what you have done with your box, it stunning, luv all the detail, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  5. Stunning!!! The colours and the details - I m in awe.

    Laura 25 x

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  6. Wow, that box is super. I don't tend to "do" circus as a theme because I don't really like clowns but your box is amazing and I love the colours.

    Toni xx

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  7. I bought those papers too and don't know what to do with them. LOL Love your book, as always you are so creative
    Happy WOYWW

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  8. I was looking at those papers the other day but didn't get them - not sure how I'd use them either - but this is gorgeous!!

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  9. Wow what an amazing transformation. Brilliant.
    A x

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  10. WOW - that work is amazing! The colours and layers are inspired. Tell you what though, I LOVE that decadent black lamp in the background!! If ever you get bored with it. I could give it a good home, LOL !!!! xx

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  11. Awesome book box! Love all the colors and the collage in the box. I have those papers and like you I haven't used them. Something will strike one day and I will be glad I have them. Vickie #43

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  12. Great job on the box. Happy WOYWW!

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  13. I LOVE it ... It is gorgeous ... The layering is stunning ... Much better than the original too ... So much so ... It makes me wanna make another one ... But more like yours than mine :0)

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  14. Oh my that is stunning!! I love it .. .I want it!! I really need to be brave and have a go at one of these!
    Happy WOYWW,
    Cathy xx

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  15. I really love this- and I can say this is the first time I have really liked an altered book- usually the idea fills me with horror!lol. Maybe I am finally coming round to it... Happy WOYWW,Shaz #63

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  16. This is really wonderful Annette - I particularly love how you've carried through the circus theme by careful choice of colours!

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  17. SLIDE Charlie SLIDE

    most of my tee shirst ahve peanuts and charile upon them,

    susch a lvoely bust enhancer,

    Brill desk, and of course, excellent work,

    yes I agree - not enough bling for you...what is wrong? did someone hide the bling stash? - arghhh -

    book numero six is up later if you wanna look see - finally connected to my technologies again - although i have to say is was nice to only have the sewing machine as my one piece of electronics for a week..

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  18. This is lovely. Brilliant transformation. Love those papers.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Amazing box! All those lovely layers are just fantastic!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  20. I'm impressed with how you used those Graphic 45 papers. This is a lovely example of how the can be used. I especially like that you kept the spine embossing intact. Really, really clever.

    Sorry I missed WOYWW this week, but I had to stop by and say hello this morning.

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  21. That is amazing ...perfect choice of papers ...not sure it needs anything more. xx

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  22. well now that is just stunning. I can see the dimension in the photos. Hard to say if blig would enhance or detract - maybe a shimmer rather than a full on sparkle? Either way, it's a corker!

    Mary Anne

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  23. What a fun project. Gorgeous, I love that paper too.
    Keep smiling and creating

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  24. Fabulous makeover for that book. Not a circus person either, well, actually, not a clown person at all - they make me shudder - but this is still impressive work, as usual. Bling - why not - it's show business and what would that be without bling :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #72

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  25. Just beautiful - you are just so great with design papers...hold on to your credit card! The new G45 ones are already on show...
    Thanks for sharing, enjoy the desk hop.
    Sarah at 2

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  26. Love the CREATiveness... Thanks for sharing...

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  27. That looks fabulous Annette:) I love those papers, but would have no idea what to do with them!

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  28. What a transformation! This is a great WOW !!! I am not a circus type either, but I love what you did with these papers and the box. Fantastic.

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  29. Wow!! This is fantasmagorical!!! I want one now!!!!
    As for your question about bling - you can never have too much!!

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  30. Great book box...what a transformation! Happy WOYWW!

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  31. Gasp! The box is fabulous, amazing work!
    Helen S

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  32. Gosh you made a great thing of this project... I love all the layering and the penny farthing
    Frankie
    xx

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  33. ohoo! Fabulous I think it's great as it is and what a lovely surprise to find all that craftyness inside! This is my third try at commenting, so I hope this time it goes and stops telling me that I have unsaved changes! But at least is is opening this week! oh and on your side bar...it says I come from North Somerset....nope!! honest!Happy crafting
    HaPpY WoYwW!
    ((Lyn)) #29

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  34. I'm not sure if millionth my try at commenting went or not, blogger is really hating me this week!! Love your 'thingy!!
    (Lyn)

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  35. Brilliant looking display cabinet. Is there really something hanging from above...where are my glasses? I have to change my mind about the circus line! You rock (:o) Elly

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  36. Fabulous book you've created there!! I wish my mojo would work like that!!

    Lisa aka 3peaches

    xx

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  37. superb! so much to see, love it! Mx

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  38. Thanks for sharing, I really love Charlie Brown too and the circus box very clever.. but could not help wondering if you are going to put things in it why do you decorate it.. I guess I am bone practical but maybe you dont intend putting things in it?? thanks for popping over Shaz in Oz.x

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  39. What an amazing transformation, love it! Those papers are lush but you've made them into something even better. Need to get the bling out though!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  40. Oooh it's turned out a good un alright - how lovely! And yeah, hell why not, some bling never hurt! The original book would have had to be covered for me - I've gotta thing about whole words that are sepa
    rated badly over 2 lines!!

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  41. Love those papers and this gives me ideas what to do with mine. But what did you use to stick it on the cover? What kind of glue, tape, etc.?
    It's beautiful.

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  42. I miss your posts. I hope you are working hard or tripping the light fantastic with Chris this week, because I've sure missed you.

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