16 January 2013


Today i have a more productive desk than last week. Still lots of mess but with a finished project.
Last week i mentioned the money boxes my friend and i would be decorating..


Well after much mess, and a fantastic afternoon. This is what is on my desk..........

......and this is what is on Ann's side of the desk

We used gesso to give a base for the paints.
Ann used all acrylic paints and a gold dadder, but i used acrylic paint and silver alcohol ink.
Ann punched a whale of a punch dragon then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I used a Martha Stewart bird punch & a Stampin up branch punch.
We then used very small alpha stamps to personalise the boxes.
The backs are fully sealed, lets see how long before we have to re decorate them.

Who would have thought 2 little money boxes would have brought so much fun to two adults...xx
                    I have set our project for next week, and i think it could lots of fun..

We have to make a head for his girls.



  1. So not much tidying but lots of fun going on ....glad to hear it xx

  2. So not much tidying but lots of fun going on ....glad to hear it xx

  3. i MUCH prefer your money boxes!! wonderful designs!
    and i love your blog background :)
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely message!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 2

  4. Hi Nelle, sorry I missed you yesterday. The money boxes that you and Ann created are simply gorgeous and can't wait to see how you create the heads for the ladies! Belated happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

  5. Both of the money boxes are stunning! I believe that Jack's girl friends are going to get marvellous heads!
    Have a nice week!
    Tuire #5

  6. Lov those money boxes- I thought I'd seen that dragon somewhere- I have that punch, lol! Looking forward to seeing the ladies heads- as is Jack, no doubt! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #65

  7. Love the money boxes, that dragon is amazing and I can't imagine it was from a punch! It certainly sounds like you had loads of fun and more to come with the heads! Annette #3

  8. Love the boxes and am looking forward to seeing you make Jack's companion heads!

  9. Loving the Tim Burton tribute. The money boxes are great - good idea having one for each item. :-)
    April #141

  10. What fantastic money boxes and I seriously hope you show us your completed figures next week as they are fantastic! Hugs, Jenny #29 (p.s. know exactly what you mean about NEEDING things!!)

  11. Gorgeous money boxes, love the two of them but I can't wait for next week - the project looks fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet 7 xx

  12. Love the boxes. Can't wait to see next week.

    Sorry I am 2 days late getting to your blog. I have been battling a nasty flu bug.
    Lori #84

  13. hi nelle
    looks like you had a lot of fun and your money boxes are fab. your next project looks interesting ... dont you just love Tim Burton
    janet #30

  14. Love what you have done with the money boxes they are great - I am not sharing a desk as away from home looking after my friends cattery but enjoying having a good look around everyone else's desk

  15. Wow Nelle, your desk is so clean and organized!! I love the boxes. can't wait to see how your new project turns out!!

    Thanks for stopping by this week!

    Amy E. #21

  16. Hi Nelle!!!! Where did my last comment go!!! I did comment, so am back to re do!!!LOL I love the money boxes you created and they seem to have given a lot of fun in the making. Both are super. NOW!!!!!!! about this next creationWhat's a guy to do with two air heads like these. They need to keep up the front and have some heads to house their brains, no matter how small.Tee Hee
    Carol xxxx