Tuesday, 23 March 2010

GGIIWA? What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday
















Well, here's a staggering return to form - Brenda, you may wanna look away and wonder how long it really will take to rub off on me!!
I haven't actually managed much since I got home from Belfast - except to dump new stuff on top of the work in progress stuff and move some things around. In the quest for space of course.

The red clock house (unfinished) is still there - at least I have an idea now. And since Scrap Lady Ally blogged about how to alter photos to fit the window sizes, I may actually be able to move on with this one! The yummy Basic Grey is for round two of some invitations - I intend to use the other side of the sheet, so that's unintentionally mysterious! You can see the new stamps I talked about yesterday; other stamps are awaiting attention for a frightening number of workshops that I've committed to. Actually most of the stuff you can see there is for workshop purposes. The silver ink pad is a breath of fresh air - I've been using and re-inking the same one for years, so I think this will be a great treat! Inside the horribly reflected plastic bag is the makings of a mini book that I started around the table at Ffroggie's place over the weekend. Started. Unfinished because it was late and there was chatter and another person's stash to look at; much too distracting!
It doesn't look any more inspiring from this end either. I'm up for a jolly good tidy up and am feeling very much in the 'getting on' mode. That is because for the last two days and most of this morning, I am committed elsewhere; frustrating but to be expected!
Today's edition of WOYWW is for our mutual friend Paula, by now hopefully post-surgery; feel better soon gal, we need you back, pronto!
So come on then, leave a comment, make use of the Mr Linky thingy and show us your workdesk - surface - whatever it is, we wanna see it. And what you're doing of course!






61 comments:

Ann said...

All that new stash makes me jealous - I must, I must resist!
See what's happened, Julia, and it's all your fault! I've had to take a Wednesday off so that I can get around all the WOYWWers blogs! ;)

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow! You are early today! Love those papers! can't beat a good pile of Basic Grey Papers to cheer me up!
Jane
x

Linby said...

I'm off today too having thermasitic valves fitted-to my radiators not me! So, aiming to sit and look at everyone's desk this week as I won't be able to craft. Love all your new stash.
Linbyx

Cardarian said...

Lots of interesting stuff on your desk, can't wait to see what will become of it....really enjoying the nose around!
Cardarian

LadyBug said...

FAB Pile of new stash you brought back from Belfast with you! I'm liking how the red house clock is coming on! that White flower pattern is really stricking! and I see Bugs!!!!!!! ;)

Wendy said...

lOvely papers, and the house frame looks lovely, bet it will be stunning when finished

Susie Sugar said...

Morning darling your desk and stash is looking fab & that paper is lovely
Missed you all last week so up early today to fit WOYDW in
Hope you have a nice day
Hugs Susie xx

Wipso said...

Love all your stash this week Julia. I've just done my blog and have added an update on Paula for those wanting to know the latest news.
A x

Deanne said...

sounds like you had a fun weekend :) i'd love to go to ireland for the weekend :)
cant wait to see that clock finished x

flutterbycrafter said...

The house frame looks very interesting, love everything on your desk.

Nikki said...

look at all those treats Julia mmm BG :)
and your house looks great so far can't wait to see the finished product
hugs Nikki

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooh, get well Paula, hope the op went ok and recovery is quick xx

Loverly looking desk today Julia...not much one mine today...save for some car booty I got my grubby mits on a few weeks ago LOL x

Ikki said...

You are obviously getting ready for some serious crafting by the look of your desk - would this be those invites you keep tempting us with?!?!?! See the ribbon jar has gone, bin or cupboard? Love your new stamps, going now to check on the others, but before doing so - would like to echo your thoughts about Paula. ikki

Jennie said...

did you blog early or am I late! lol wait till you see the state of my drawers! not even sure I should have showed but too late now!
Hugs xx

Handmade with Love said...

Good to hear from Wipso that Paula came through ok, I miss her! What a lovely lot of stuff you have on your desk, I love the basic grey paper and the rest of your stash looks very exciting too! Tracey x

Rosie said...

It's always great visiting your desk, because I can enlarge the picture and have a really good rummage! Ideal for nosey parkers like myself. Loving the look of the house clock, and the Basic Gray.

Artyjen said...

New stash! How great...like the tulip stamp :)
xoxo

Gez said...

Fab desk Julia. Love the look of the little tag book hanging up with March on the front one.... enjoy your new goodies. :)

Esme said...

Well this is the first time I've played WOYWW - not an exciting desk for me today, but there are a lot of busy people looking at your desks!!

Esme xx

craftytrog said...

Mmmmm! Love that BG paper! Can't wait to see that clockhouse finished Julia! x

Carmen said...

Ohhhhhhhhh that house is looking gorgeous, love that red with the bright white against it!

That green paper is very yum too. Don't tell me what it is, don't tell me what it is. Lalalalalala! I don't need any more pp! :D

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Back soon to comment properly ;)
Anne xx

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous new stash Julia.
All the best with those workshops, hope you get chance to finish that mini ablum this week - I wanna see it

Linda Elbourne said...

Morning Mrs Dunnit ... I am loving the get up and go spirit you have today ... is it Vodka or valium??? :0) Seriously ... whatever it is ... send me some ... I have so much to do. LOVE that house frame thing ...

Kathy said...

Helloooooo I've just added my photo for today.

Julia, what have you got held together with the bulldog clip things?
It's all looking busy and interesting on your desk today - but they caught my eye because I'm always holding things together with that sort of clip too!

Linby said...

Hi Julia having the perfect day as I can't do anything I am sitting waiting for the next WOYWW to be uploaded - think I might make them all for once! The brown bag has a little bunny in a basket in it ready for my easter gift to my neighbour. Had to put it on the desk out the way whilst "the man" does the radiators. waiting for him to ask what I am finding so absorbing on the netbook!
Linbyx

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Julia that pink shiney thing is a spritz gun to spray water or bleach on to inky things
xx

Linby said...

Hi Julia having the perfect day as I can't do anything I am sitting waiting for the next WOYWW to be uploaded - think I might make them all for once! The brown bag has a little bunny in a basket in it ready for my easter gift to my neighbour. Had to put it on the desk out the way whilst "the man" does the radiators. waiting for him to ask what I am finding so absorbing on the netbook!
Linbyx

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

Lol Julia had to giggle! Piglet's head is my pencil case!! haha!! :-) ooo look at all those goodies!! xxx

butlersabroad said...

D'you know how hard it is trying to type with my hands over my eyes!?? I must be getting more tolerant in my old age, either that or you've all numbed me to the shock, but I don't find your desk that bad!! Especially when most of it is taken up with beautiful new stuff, love the look of the stamps, can you line them up and take a picture please?? I want to have a good look at them!!

Brenda

Kaz said...

I thought I was getting in early, but am shocked there's 35 links already!! Wow this is so popular - what have you started?!!

Loving your desk today, Julia, I like the side of paper you're showing and I'm not into green much!
I do spy the bottle of flowers still on the desk - has it been opened at all? Or is it on the to be tidied area of the desk?!! xxx

Linby said...

that brown bag has the easter gift for my neighbour in it- a felt bunny in a bag.well been constantly checking Mrlinky now since early morning while "the man" does my valves, waiting for him to ask what I am so absorbed in as I haven't left the sofa yet!
Linbyx

Tracey said...

I sooo want to nick all the stash off your desk lol Have been having to use the "Pushing Back" method this week, think WOYWW is making me an untidy crafter, and do you know, I think I like it!!! ROFL
My thougts are with Paula and wishing her a speedy recovery and return.

Tracey said...

I want to steal all the stash from your desk and play lol. Have had to use the "Pushing Back" method this week, I think WOYWW is having an effect on me, and do you know, I think I like it!!
My thoughts are with Paula and wishing her a speedy recovery and return.
x

SueH said...

Love the look of those papers Julia; the colours are so delicate and pretty and the stamp on the top of them is beautiful too. It looks like a water colour image.

Sarah said...

Lots of new stash to play with lucky you.

Helen said...

Good looking desk today! Am just home from work - half day today - my hairdresser is coming to do my highlights! so I can spend the rest of this afternoon blog-hopping round all your desks! AND I've got my digi-cam working so you have photos today!! See you soon... oh, and hope you make a speedy recovery, Paula.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi I went to yours and you came to mine, that doesnt make sense but I hope you know what I mean,
Love the new stamps seen them this morning and resisted, (so far).
New stash looks great just a bit of push back but not too bad this week cant wait to see the finished house.
Christine x

Linda Elbourne said...

Now am I going mad? I came by these here parts earlier and left a message and now I can't see it ... I can't remember what I said either ... I am not sure if you are censoring comments today ... in which case if you are then it will appear later and if you are not then the comment I made was witty and interesting and helpful :0)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Working on a couple of canvas pieces, Zentangling (ALWAYS doing that!), making some atc's, creating some Alice in Wonderland themed necklaces . . . I love to see where people create *smiles*. Thanks for having WOYWW - this is my first time participating.

The Paper Princess said...

Your desk looks just gorgeous today! I want to come to your place and play. Invite me and I'll bring some cake! :-)

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

voodoo vixen said...

Now that desk looks organised and has some nice interesting bits that would be fun to snoop about in... and I so want the ticket stamp from your previous post!! I don't have a clue why... I just love it!!

helen miles said...

get well soon paula :)

it looks very organised today miss jules and the red house looks well lush, now to get those pictures cut for the windows, just thought i'd give you another job to think about, ha ha!

Pam said...

In a hurry but will be back later to study your desk, just had to say can't believe its at 50 links already! Hugs Pam

LadyBug said...

Bugs for me:) how kind of you to think of me while out crafting with friends. once this job thing is sorted I should be able to take a day out and come over to meet you :) I'm in need of a visit to paperchase! there is one in Southampton isn't there???

Spyder said...

Are they really double sided those Pepper and co papers?? Love your desk, untidy or not it's soooo interesting!!
(Lyn))

Penni said...

You look busy today. I love love love the green paper on the right, whose is it?

Hugs
Penni
X

Vicki said...

WOW that is a messy desk!!! lots of things on it - did you have fun in Belfast?? I have taken part in this week's WOYWW, between playing with the kids really!!! hehe. Hope you're well and have a great week xxx

Twiglet said...

Love all that gorgeous crafty stuff. Thanks for idea for my crazy felt - I won't tell you what Wipso said I should make with the little fluffy sample!!!

Yvonne said...

At last I am back .. never thought I would majke it back today ..
But I made it... Oh I do like the look of them delish papers .. urm .. play time comes to mind!

Jane said...

Those papers look fab!

I am gonna sit with a glass of wine and try and visit everyones desk tonight!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Had to pop out earlier and have been busy since, also the dratted internet connection problem has returned; but at least I've discovered that if I unplug the modem for a few minutes and back in, I don't need to reboot the PC, so slightly less irksome!
Ooh sounds like you're going to be a busy bee Julia. And when you've finished tidying at yours can you pop round and tidy here please? LOL
Hope Paula's doing ok after her op, look forward to her being back online :)
Anne xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Basic Grey papers.........a girl can never have too many!!!

The ticket on my desk (with LOVE on)is from Tim Holtz.

Joanne said...

Be easy on me, this is my first time. x

Kay said...

Oooh gorgeous looking new stash.
The trade show is The Care Show for care home operators and managers - I work for an interior design and fit-out company that specialise in dementia design.... you sure you want to pretend? LOL

Jane said...

Thanks for your comment Julia....I don't know what I do wrong, sometimes my pics enlarge and sometimes they don't! That jar used to have boiled sweets in it and is now full of my fancy brads....I have to admit though that I haven't actually used any!

Glen said...

WOW! Looks like you are going to be one busy lady Julia. I haven't played along with your WOYWW as yet - I will one day. Am loving your stamps and the papers look delish. TFS. ~Glen~

patcrafts said...

Julia I think I might just have made it to post WOYWW if you would like to go to my blog and have a look.Pat xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

My link was wrong, so I re-reposted. However, I couldn't remove the one that was pointing to my 2009 Thanksgiving post. LOL

Darcy said...

ooo jealous of your new stash, I am hoping to get some of Sir Tims new ink pads. i was saving up for them but i got distracted and spent the money on something I can't even remember now lol

For the first time I have actually shown my workdesk, but only cos it is tidy hahaha

my5bratz said...

not seein mine, lol...couldnt even take a pic of my card on there...hehe, can't wait to see the completed clock :0)