Tuesday, 27 April 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday ? 47



Well yesterday whilst browsing my Reader thingy, (I'm quite behind) I noticed Ramona was showing how she stores her bling. Now, because I'm a woman of enormous self control and possess an almost supernatural 'that's-enough-o-meter', I have less bling than the Paper Princess. As in, she has two boxes. I however, have magically realised that removing all the packaging and excess cardboard doubles the capacity of a box! Smug huh! So here's mah bling, sistahs.

As for my desk...well, bad light despite the lovely day because the sun doesn't arrive here until about 3 o,clock, and I can't wait that long - I wanna be part of the party!
You can just see a card with a photo on it - an invitation to a friend's 50th birthday party, it was waiting for a reply card to be made. Honestly, some of my friends are twice my age.
And maybe you can see the lovely deep yellow card in the bottom right - it's from Lyn and contained a length of ribbon from the Maison du Chocolat. She was kind enough to say she thought of me when contemplating the ribbon. It's a very, very long piece of ribbon. It must have been a H U G E box of chocs. Am slightly crushed that she didn't think of me when she saw the actual chocs. It's a beautiful card too, I will try to photo it properly later.
I'm mid preparation for a workshop on Thursday and for the crop on Saturday. I can't decide what to do - and if I go unprepared, I'll do nothing, of course! The Copics are out and meaning business, I'm still pants at using them, I've discovered that I need the other set to get a really good mix of near blendable numbers. And that's just a lot more money for more colours innit! The basket of stamps waiting to be cleaned is becoming unmanageable, so it'll probably only last another week or so before I cave in and do something. I've removed two things to take the photo - a gift that I can't reveal for obvious reasons. and, brace yourself - the last thing I did last night? Dump my WOYWWAC project on the desktop! YES - I am actually getting on with it. Which means that I'm doing more than one project at once. This usually freaks me out, so you'll be the judge of whether I can or not, huh - at week 52's reveal!

Join in then - upload a photo of your desk/top/tray/sofa/bench/floor/drawers (take a breath) - wherever you're working. Show us what you're working on and let us see what you've got. It doesn't have to be a craft or indeed a paper craft - just show and tell! Lovely. If you don't have a blog but wanna join in - email me a piccy and I'll tag it onto this post. Leave a link in the linky thing and slowly but surely, we'll drop in for a look see. Can't wait. IF you wanna go public, grab a button for your blog - in the left sidebar.

And don't forget the Week 52 First Year Anniversary Challenge. WOYWWAC. You don't have to have contributed a desk every week for a year to join - it's just a bit of fun! Make something lovely to enhance your work space......desktop, wall, floor, whatever! The challenge is to include the famous letters WOYWW on it somehow somewhere. How hard can it be?



92 comments:

Helen said...

The joy of getting in to work early is I can keep checking for your post going up!! Love the look of your desk today, Julia. My WOYWWAC (did I get that right) hasn't begun yet, but...!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

WOW Julia you have been busy and still are, never enough hours in the day eh. You have some lovely friends sending you ribbon etc, think I need to train some of my friends LOL. Loved your last few cards by the way and the christmas one too, how organised is that, perhaps I should start on mine, afterall it is May nearly. Sitting here with my pup on my knee thinking I really must go to work, shame. Oh well happy Wednesday Julia, Tracy x x x

Jodene said...

Love your bling Julia :) And I wish I had your marker collection!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

love the bling Julia! so much lovely light on your desk this week, hugs mandyxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Julia, my letters are ENORMOUS, I love them. Got them online. Love Wednesday's by the way. Tracy Evans x x x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I am having one of those Wednesday's Julia, must be the pup on my knee sending me asleep. I have now linked my WOYWW to your blog, sorry I missed it out on the first go. Bit slow today. Tracy Evans x x

Leanne said...

WOW you have got soooo much more bling than me!! I seriously need to restock when I get back to the UK!!

Hugs Leanne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your work desk always looks so used. Those Copic Markers really stun me. I've never even seen one, much less own any.

Sorry your friend didn't save you any chocolate. But the ribbon will be far more useful and less fattening!

Have a happy WOYWW. And thanks for being the host of this fun new addiction.

Patrice said...

Hi Julia

Ha ha I may just have to show you my bling one of these days!

Rosie said...

Isn't taking things OFF your desk somewhat against the spirit of this Wednesday thing? Ok then I accept your excuse, but am deeply shocked at the very idea of a basket of stamps WAITING TO BE CLEANED! Tsk tsk. Love the glimpse of bling, might need a box for mine too.
PS I give up - what is WOYWWAC??
PPS Have I asked you that before??

flutterbycrafter said...

Love all the bling, glad I'm not the only one who doesn't clean stamps, lol.

kayc said...

WOW Julia I love the copics on your desk. What gorgeous colours and you've been so busy! I clean my stamps but they are all thrown in a box. Must get organised! Happy crafting! Kathleen x

Wipso said...

You have been so busy this week Julia. Ribbon off chocolates? I'd want to eat at least one of the chocolates first. I managed to snaffle the ribbon of my daughter's brithday cake last night but I have to admit I did eat a slice of cake first :-)
A x

Sue said...

Hi Julia
oh how lovely getting some ribbon, you can see from my foto i need more! lol. I try n clean my stamps as i go! note the word try!! have good day, sue,x

Handmade with Love said...

Loving your bling Julia, I take all the packaging off mine too! Now a basket of stamps for cleaning? I'm horrified, but at least it shows you have been busy! Have a great week. Tracey xx

Foil Play said...

Oooh loving your Bling also, Julia - I have a soft spot for it. Maybe I should take my packaging off too, what a sensible idea!

Joanne said...

Had big computer probs linking to blogs so hope this weeks has worked. This woyww is soooo exciting. Thanks for organising it. xx

Kirsty.a said...

a busy desk as usual. Have a good Wednesday

LadyBug said...

You know I think that's what scares me the most about buying those sets of Copic markers. That i won't need just one set I'll need them all to get some good colouring going on. I think they are lovely pens but the price!!! WOW!!!

Jane said...

Where are the weeks going...it only seems like the other night I was leaving comments on the last few entries of last week!!

Lovin' your box of bling!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey hunny..I is back...showing off my brand new room of stash in all its glory...oh, ok, it is a boxey tip and looks no different since we moved in ROFL...but I had to just show off that I am so disorganised and I reckon will never have those boxes unpacked LOL hugs xx

Dawn said...

Now about yr copics, this is why I didn't buy a set I forsaw the problem you have. I bouch about 12 sketchers first now I top up with ciao and a few extra sketchers when I have some cash. It did mean in the begining I didn't have a few basic colours like yello & blue but I dis have at least 3 shades of the colours I had I wont tel you how many I have now but I only started this year and I have enough lol.

I have been tempted to take the bling out of the packets for more room but then I would forget the names of them If I wanted o get more lol

I can't believe I have completely forgotton about the project for the desk (my illness) I should right something down on a post it note and I won't forget then. This is something I am really looking fwd to seeing I have to admit it's going to be even more exciting looking round next week.

Love Dawn xx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh wow ...girly you got Copics you'll be colouring Tilda images next !!lol
I bought some of those Gorjuss girls topper sheet you were playing with in a previous post they are really nice thanks for the tip
Hugs Susie

Mummylade said...

oooh, I haven't even started my woywwac project yet... but working on more than one project at a time is no news to me =) I have half finished things all over the place

Cath said...

I love the view out of your window, all I have is a blank wall.!that could be my next project paint somthing on the wall. All the Copics! I have about 6 as I have no idea how to use them and they are a small fortune over here.

Ikki said...

I too usually have more than one thing on the go, but afraid as yet my WOYWWAC is not one of them. Time is a problem at the moment, but I'm trying. In a way hearing others are in the same boat is reasuring - too many and we'll sink, but on the bright side I can swim - hope you can!!! ikki

Linda Elbourne said...

Great looking desk Missus ... and colouring Tilda's ... now who would do a thing like that :0)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love seeing your desk. Oh off to think about something for the anniversary. I too have my bling in a box but there is not much. Think some may have to fall in to my basket next time I shop!!! LOL
Thanks for hosting again, Hazelxox

craftytrog said...

Is there a little bit of push back going on there Julia?! I'm so organised - I have a bling drawer - I'll share it next time if i remember. WOYWWAC?! Still trying to work that one out! Absolute chaos?!
Alison xx

Twiglet said...

Just escaped from tidying my stash to see what some of the WOYWWers are up to. You sound far too busy - calm down girl, calm down! Have a great day and thanks for collecting such a great bunch of folk together!

Kathy said...

Great desk shots today, Julia. I think you top me for bling, even though I probably win on flowers!
Anyway, me rather tidy (shock horror) desk pics are on my blog.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, thanks for sharing your bling bling! I keep mine in a lovely japanese box from the Body Shop, keeps them out of the sun. What a super view you have! Its my first time over here, and am excited about the anniversary, will put my thinking cap on today, lol! Have a super day! Heidi xx

Tianne said...

Fabulous bling - i think I have even done my link properly this week.

Hazel said...

Love the desk today, Julia. As for copics, I started with a set and the skintones set, but soon discovered that I needed others to be able to blend - I recommend buying them individually, then you can get the better variety - I've built up quite a few pastel colours which are great for getting a light colour but can be used to go over and get a deeper blend. x

Rachel said...

I love the packaging tip. It's very crafty! But did you have to make me thing about chocolate?

Lisa said...

Wednesday is fast becoming my favourite day of the working week!!! I'm a Promarker girl, prefer the harder nib to the Copic brush, but hey, either way, it costs lots of money!!!!

Spyder said...

Oh-my goodness I'd forgotten all about the WOYWWAC, you could've given us a tiny peek at yours!! We can't zoom in on your desk so I'm thinking is that a little shoe with needles in? And if you reallly don't want your lovely (I'm drooooling)copic pens any more,send them to MEeeeeeeeeeeee!! Although I'm sort of into ProMarkers but they don't seem to last very long... or do I keep buying the set the girl in the shop's be using I wonder!! She sold me an empty gel pen once! I asked, is this white or clear, she said clear...no!! empty!!! WOYWWAC...hummmmm my brain is still empty.. ((Lyn))

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Love da bling sistah ..... and all that crafy yumminess going on.

Don't give up on the Copics, come to me for some play time and I can show you round them.

Hugs
Kay

Dawn said...

Hi Jules The stamps you asked about (they are not a set they are my lose stamps) I have made books to put all my stamps in (well I say all I still have boxes of the things in my cupbards lol)But I think the one you meen is by crafty individuals fab stamp always using it lol

Diana said...

Jamaica is back in the house! http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2010/04/true-confessions-my-workspace-this.html
Got to say I LOVED my first week here last week. This is a great bunch of ladies! And so much fun!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

HELP. HAVEN'T PUT A LINK 'COS FOR SOME REASON BLOGGER WON'T LET ME UPLOAD A PIC FROM ANYWHERE ON PC EXCEPT FOR PICS ON MY BLOG, A URL OR A PICASA WEB ALBUM!!! CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE?
Anne x

kelly said...

Your desk always looks so busy and i would like to come and snoop around your room!!! I have a story that will make you double over laughing about the word "innit" will tell you at crop! x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Have revertied to the old editor in blogger for now but if anyone can help with above problem I'd be really grateful, thanks :)
Lovely bling it is too Julia :) Eek after reading about WOYWWAC last week it didn't really register how soon that will be especially as we all know how quickly these Wednesdays come round these days, sheesh, better get a move on. At least I know what I'm doing :)
Anne xx

secret scrapbooker said...

Hello :0) managed week two YEY!!
Think im gonna need the blinkie :0)
Kate x

voodoo vixen said...

I put all my packets on a very large book ring and then I can flip through them to find the bling I want... it works as otherwise I tend to forget that I have them!! Now why would someone send you ribbon from a choccie box and not enclose a choccie? Pffft!!
I ahven't started my project yet... I am still in the thinking stage...

Bettythebaglady said...

Am doing this so much that no serious crafting or housework is getting done. Julia get those stamps cleaned or else. I use Stampin'Up cleaning spray thing and am just treating myself to their scrub pad-my old scrub pad has seen better days. Well worth having one. I ran my first stamps under the tap -wood mounted -didn;t know any better!They survived.Hugs BettyXXX Thanks for the official genius status-I always knew I was!Pity it doesn't carry over into the rest of my lifeLOL

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia! Just joined your party, am a little late as I see it's week 47 already! I enjoyed looking at all the work places that I got brave and decided to show my mess! I'm going to see if anyone's place is messier than mine! I didn't take out ANYTHING although I was sorely tempted to! But if I started cleaning I wouldn't have been able to post anything!

butlersabroad said...

I keep me bling in two little tins... one for pearls one for crystal types, and I take them out of the packets to save space. Will someone please tell me what "pants" means!!! Think it means awful or bad or something! Sucks sometimes being an ex-pat!!! You end up neither one thing or the other as your home country moves on without you and the second you open your mouth in your new country you mark yourself as a foreigner!! Never, ever saw you as a Copic girl Julia, didn't think you followed the crowd!!!

Brenda

Toucan Scraps said...

multi project hey? that's me all over.

no wonder you need something chemical to clean your stamps with if you leave them that long before cleaning them.

airing cupboard crafts said...

LOve the box of bling. Have updated but it's a bit different.

Oh and I have just messaged you on facebook as I have broke my phone and lost all of the numbers on it xx

Jennifer said...

Lovely workspace! I sometimes leave my stamps in a pile waiting to be cleaned. It's funny how many I use before I decide what I'm doing!
I hope the sun is out now.
Hugs
Jen x

Pam said...

Good afternoon, I keep my bling in my drawers under the desk , it could do with sorting out as its so untidy!!! I am now a panic about wOYWWAC as I have no idea what to do!!!!

Hugs Pam x

Sue from Oregon said...

I have a bling drawer just like that! Tried to catch you earlier today...I am always the last beings I am usually at work on the west coast of the US when this posts! Can't wait to see what everyone is sharing this week!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia
been trying since 11.00 this morning trying to upload my photo's but blogger isnt playing with me, dont know whats wrong, so not much point joining in no photo's, loving the bling seen the post your talking about, happy crafting.
Christine x

Lisa and Eddy said...

Love your bling drawer! It's my first WOYWW :) fun! xo Lisa

Angie said...

Phew ..... nearly didnt post due to being busy ...then my photos wouldn't load and then I find we are into the 70's and there is the evening to go yet ...wonder if we will reach tripple figures this week??
I keep MY bling ...well most of it .... standing up in a crocheted pot I was given ...the bigger bits are in a box. Note I say MY ...DD and her partner keep theirs seperately ...in boxes.

Nikki said...

Desk looks Great Julia love your bling box I have mine in a folder attached on paper wow so many WOWWER's now it's a serious desk hop
Ohh and a challenge too sounds like fun ...now what to do

Esme said...

Just finished desk-hopping (well, unless there are more than 73!!) Loving your bling box. Mine seems to be all over the place in different drawers!!

Esme xx

Kathryn said...

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!
There's no way I could keep ALL my bling in one place. It is organized (hah!) in the areas where I would use it. Such as holidays, wedding, baby, etc... There is a draw full of general/extra/over flow also. I'm gonna shut up now.

Bettythebaglady said...

Julia You are talented He is talented and I keep burbling along. Love the bags by Sue too-not sure fancy pegs would really influence purchasing but would defend to the death your right to make them. Love the cards but will not be buying any more stamps. Too busy with WOYWW to make cards.You witch you BettyXXX

Jingle said...

LOL! I think it's cute that you are afraid of more than one project at once. I have FOUR on my photo today and there are a couple that didn't even make the shot! LOL! I'm always all over the place!

Debra said...

Busy lady! Just take the projects one step at a time! I love your bling storage - but only one drawer! You may get your "girly" card revoked. (lol) Thanks for hosting WOYWW & I hope you hit over 100 today!

Deb said...

you look very busy there, great idea to get rid of most of the packaging, will use that tip! hugs Debx

Pam said...

I knew I should have shared the H&J project at the back of my desk, someone was always going to spot it! Its not acutually a card but a mini photo album, when its got pictures in I will share! I'll let you know if I need to bring in the heavy squad for the Ebayer!! Hugs Pam

Crafty Chris said...

Thanks to Anne I got my photo's on
Christine x

Sarah said...

Added myself on the right day this week and might even get around to visiting more than a couple of the other WOYWWers although the way this is growing it'll be taking all week soon!

I have a bling box but it isn't big enough. I don't have that much bling but some of the larger packs just won't fit in it with or without packaging LOL

Kathryn said...

Julia, to answer your question...sadly (or happily) I have multiples and extras and too much stash for one person! Ha! Most of it is color coordinated so I know where to look to find what I need. I really don't like digging in a cram packed drawer which is what it would be with the amount of stuff I have. (too much info, sorry! lol)
xx kat

Vicki said...

afternoon miss julia - i loved seeing your desk today - nice bling :D :D. Have fun at your crop and get those copics out, make me something nice LOL!!!! take care xxx

Alix said...

i blame rosie...but here i am! my first time...so go gently with me ;0)

Alisonw30 said...

My first go today, come over and take a look ;-)

Shirley Davis said...

I wish to comment that I admire everyone's dedication. If I am to take part this week at all, I will be late. Please see my blog for the reason - it's those two little letters again, "M & S" - and I don't mean where I go to buy my big knickers.

Well done everyone; it's only my second week and I'm a failure already! I may, in fact, not be able to join in as I have to review my PC usage again. Silly old eye-to-brain thing.

I'll go and play with my Promarker collection - I do have news of it.

joey said...

Phew I made it but so late today lol, I can only begin to imagine how much money those copic blendable colours are going to cost I am still trying to sort out my blendable batch lol, I think it will just be easier to buy in one go lol lol. Joey.xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Nice bling...not even going there with the copics I've got enough stash as it is:)
Not started my WOYWWAC but there are few ideas going on.xx

Dazie said...

Now I like the look of your desk at least its organised.

The purple box was one that held 3 notebooks one of which I have altered I will be using the holder for recipe cards at some point but at the moment it is stuffed with things that will fit into it lol one day I will get around to altering it!
Dazie
x

Tracey said...

Just a quicky as must finish some cards for tommorrow, lovin your bling Julia, have a bean tin on my desk but untouched as yet.

Julie said...

Look at all those Copics!! Think you need to add to your bling drawer though, Julia. Aren't those bags in your previous post gorgeous! Juliex

Lyn said...

Good grief, I thought I had a lot of bling - you put me to shame! Glad the ribbon arrived but had to chuckle at the imagined size of the box of chocolates ... I have to admit it did not come with chocolates but on its own from the awesome Rag Market LOL

Penni said...

Now that is a brilliant excuse to buy chocolates - I need them for the ribbon LOL!!!

Hugs
Penni
x

Sarah said...

Loving the bling box. I keep mine in a box but still in the packaging, time to empty them out me thinks and make room for more, lol!!
Look forward to week 52, sounds fun!!
Sarah

scrapcat 1 said...

what a creative space, loving the colours of your pens but I think I prefer my promarkers :-)

Tracy

Darcy said...

ooo how lovely to get ribbons, those are good kinds of friends lol though the chocs would have been nice too haha

I've been AWOL for a couple of weeks, but have blogged today, a big catch up, though no pic of my desk...it is shamefully still AWOL last seen under a pile of denim and digital print outs.

Chrissie said...

Couldn't zoom in for a real nosey today, but all your stuff looks as intriguing as ever!
Chrissie

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, I'm flattered - top billing on your post! I'm fortunate to belong to a few trading groups, that's how I've built my collection up! I've rid myself of a lot of packaging on other types of embellishments, but haven't stripped it all away on the bling because I have problems with it coming loose at times even in the packaging. Maybe that's because it's stuffed in there so tight - but I'm trying not to add a third box, lol!

I love the view from your window. Great desk photos!

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

craft_princess said...

Linked it to the wrong place earlier...oops!

peggy gatto said...

I just got back from a few days away and my desk is actually clean!!! So, here's a favorite cabinet and my "studio" door!!!
Next week I'll try and shoe you some projects!!!
Happy desk day!

Jennie said...

Honestly I am so bad been meaning to comment since yesterday.. desk so organised as usual...now my brain is thinking of week 52... lol
xx

Lynne said...

Ribbon and no chocs!

Having trouble leaving comments, so fingers crossed it works this time. :-)

kerry said...

wow just love this!!!!! I love wednesday anyway middle of the week lol xx

Shirley Davis said...

That was a lovely comment you left on my blog yesterday, Julia - thank you, it helps.

Sue said...

Wow my first WOYWW and what a great idea to go snooping on everyones craft desk!! I LOVE IT!! now if you look at my next post you will see I created my own WOYGTT (What's on your garden table Thursday)!! don't worry its only a one off, just couldn't resist that lazy old moggie of mine!! Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Glen said...

I have finally caved in and added myself to the WOYWW list - though I do believe that there won't be many visitors to my blog being # 102! I can't promise you that my desk will be tidy but I will try to remember to take a photo of it and post for the first time next Wednesday. *Scuttles off to begin the arduous task of dust removal*! Actually, I am starting my Halloween preps well in advance and growing my own cobwebs!! LOL. ~Glen~

Shirley Davis said...

Hugely, horridly, dishonourably late, but I'm here now.