Tuesday, 4 May 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 48

A mess is what! I started cutting something out, then I decided to mount some pyrimage cards I'd made up from the Crafthouse Press kit and then I was digging through my brad collection for something for Miss Dunnit to use and then I finished sticking the buttons onto the flip flops and it all just adds to the sense of mess and clutter. Still, at least it's changed from last week - there were moments when I feared it wouldn't have!
Centre stage is a sheet of Christmas peel offs - it has a few swirl patterns around the text and I was picking those off to go on a non-Christmas card..no idea why that isn't in the shot!


The flip flops are a gift for a friend, I don't think she reads here, so it's OK. And she'll be given them tonight, so not long for a badly kept secret! Paige and I saw the idea in Monsoon or Accessorise last month; I'll show them in 'full' when they've been given.
You can't see, and not deliberately so I must say - purely accidentally......my WOYWWAC piece is underway and the initials are actually under those boxes on the left..waiting to be stuck on or drawn around or something. Dunno yet!

Otherwise it's all the usual suspects...papers at top right that I want to try and use, stamps waiting to be returned to Shopkeeper Gal are at top centre, the card holder is unemployed - leaning against the back edge of my desk - because apparently there's no room!

Come on then, show us your work surface - doesn't have to be a desk and certainly doesn't have to be paper crafting, we just would very much like to see what you're up to today. Post a pic on your blog, link here and we'll visit. It takes a while to visit; please be patient and stay kind - repay the visits - this is all about the community we got going on here people. Indeed if you're thinking about joining in, you may be pleased to know that there aren't any joining fees or rules - just join in when you can, and when you can't, we'll miss you. You can do the Anniversary Challenge whether you've been WOYWWing for 47 weeks or 1 week, s'not important!

What's WOYWWAC? Check this post.



96 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

WOW Julia you are always so busy, your desk looks a hype of activity and I'm really excited to see what you have made for the WOYWWAC. I've started mine too, but having a mental block at the min on how to finish it LOL. So love Wednesday's, have a great day, Tracy Evans x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was just finishing my post when I saw yours was up. Too funny. I like that your mess has changed from last week's mess (just joking). I can't believe you are talking Christmas in nearly the same breath as WOYWWAC. Seems like a time warp or something.

I've started a new and very intense project, so I must lay out for a few weeks. But I'll be back before you have a chance to miss me. And I promise to drop by and see your desk and what you're coloring with your copic markers.

Thanks for being such a wonderful and gracious host. I am going to miss this Wednesday blog hop for the next few weeks. I WILL be back for the WOYWWAC, if not before. I have a banner already planned.

Helen said...

Hi, Julia. Not much on my desk either today, but I've posted some more pics... Interested in the flip flops. It's far too cold in my office for anything other than warm wollies and thick tights still - hope the weather warms up again soon!!! I'm freezing.

Foil Play said...

A hive of activity going on on your desk, Julia - look forward to seeing the finished flip flops :-)

Nine said...

J'adore cette idée ! Allez je participe et je vais prendre la photo !

Milliesmarvels said...

Very busy desk, looking forward to seeing the flip flops, thanks for the reminder for the WOYWWAC, I must have a bit more of a think about what I am going to do...
Jane
x

Darcy said...

oo Peel offs, I have a boxful untouched for years. I really need some ideas to use them up. Looking forward to seeing what you have done with the flip flops. What is this Anniversary challenege all about?

joey said...

Hiya Julia

I am in a big mess this week! looking forward to seeing those flipflops!.

Joey.xxx

Wipso said...

Lovely busy desk for us to snoop around this week Julia. Like you I have been working on my WOYWWAC but won't be showing and telling that so you have to make do with what I can show this week :-)

Shirley said...

You are a busy crafter, Julia. Love the flip-flops idea! Really think that could catch on...

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh I am looking forward to the big Flip Flop reveal!!!
Hope you are having a great week, Hazelxox

Sandra said...

Although I'm not taking part today, I do so love seeing everyones craft space on a Wednesdays, it does make mid week a lot more fun these days :)

Sue said...

Hi Julia
oh i have a large box of peel offs i never seem to use them any more, funny how we change what we use, really looked forward to wens now, lol, such fun, sue,.x

Rosie said...

Thats a clever idea - altering flip flops! I do like having a rummage around your desk, there's always so much to see ...

Vicki said...

ooh i love Monsoon and Accesorize - so fab. can't wait to see the finished flip flops. have a great day xxx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

I see polka dot flip flops!!! I cant get my eyes to zoom in any more as I am as blind as a bat, I see loads of scissors though too!

have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

Karen said...

Oh Julia...you always look so busy honey! I am loving what I can see of those flip flops...I saw some in Monsoon at a silly price!!! Thanks for sharing XXX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh missed this when I first looked 'cos all I saw was 'Tuesday' doh! Mine's messy too this week Julia ;) Look forward to seeing the flip flops. What is it with the scissors, I've got several pairs out as usual too :)
Anne xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Testing, 1-2-3

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Yeehaw! It worked! I've switched to a different, more conventional browser and commenting seems to be OK. So to continue :) I love the back post about the copics and your colouring. I must explore the Pearl-ex painting as I have a ton of them and they are def. underused. I'm sure I have gum arabic someplace too and have a dim recollection of needing that. I, too, look forward to the flip flops (we called them ZORRIES when I was a kid, but no idea why!)

Mary Anne

kes said...

Your a busy bee aren't you hee hee. Love your card holder great idea I use the little photo holders but the spirally bit keeps snagging the back of the card :(
Kes
x

Linda Elbourne said...

I love my flip flops ... I have a gazillion pairs ... if I send them to you ... could you jazz em up a bit?????

craftytrog said...

lots going on on your desk this week julia! Look forward to seeing those flip flops in full!
Alison x

Susie Sugar said...

Morning darling your desk looks good but those flip flops look even better lovely colour (yes I do like other colours other than pink !! lol)
No desk for me yet its one of those days where I can't find it, so I'm clearing a bit of "stuff" so I can find not only the desk but the camera and I will be back later to share
Have a fun day
Hugs Susie xx

Handmade with Love said...

I love that your desk is always a bit messy, it shows you get lots done! I have bought some flip flops from Accessorise because they are so pretty, but how lovely to do your own, it takes embellishments to a whole new dimension! I look forward to seeing them. Have a great week! Tracey xx

scrapcat 1 said...

your seak looks as busy as mine at the minute, loved your post about copics, I use pro markers instead and I love them, I'm sure you'll get to love your copics just as much.
Looking frward to your flip flops
Tracy

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia
wow busy desk this week, although I neednt say anything, cant wait to see the flipflops finished. Thanks for hosting its great fun having a nosey and you dont even have to move out of your chair.
Christine x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Julia,
I get so busy visiting everyone else via Mr Linky that I forget to leave you a comment!
I'm very interested to see those flipflops now!
Clare x

Kathy said...

ohhhh your desk is looking VERY busy and inspiring today Julia. I guess the flip flops aren't for me as I get the heebiejeebies just thinking about those post things between my toes oh no, my toes have all curled up defensively at the very mention.
Anyway, My desk started off looking like it was someone else's this morning, but it's ok, it's getting back to normal now

Mummylade said...

it's so nice to hear about flip flops cause here the weather has turned and it's autumny cold (is that a word?)

I used to be allergic to peel-offs and stickers but it's kinda growing on me more and more... might have to give it a go =)

Ikki said...

Hi Julia, this is Mrs Confused this morning! I have been working throughout the night (not really - just felt like it!) to complete my project for the anniversary thingy, but got this badly wrong and your link isn't working for me to find out when and where it actually is. BUT, obviously it's not today! Thanks for your supportive comments yesterday. ikki x

Carmen said...

Bliddy blitzing - I've totally missed what WOYWWAC is so will have to go investigate!

Paula Gale said...

it's all going on on your desk today Julia - with a bit of mystery and intrigue thrown in... LOL

Did you stand on the chair to get that shot of your desk - Anne (Liverpool Lou usually takes that kind of shot - where it appears she's been suspending herself from the ceiling LOL!)

Well i managed to post myself this week and what a mess it is... brace yourself for a long post (for a change???!!!) as I tell it warts and all - well it wouldn't be the same if i did a short post - would it???

Hugs to all - and promise over next couple of days I WILL visit everyone this week...

Paula x x x

sam said...

Busy busy busy!! I know that feeling at the moment. Hoping to get the time to get around everyone this week. Okay I best get off and get my card posted and then I can go see peeps.
Take care hun
Sam x

Jennie said...

ooh buttons on flip flops, brilliant! no woyww for me as have a project on the desk i9nstead :9 will be back next week :)

kayc said...

Hi Julia
Number 52 didn't work so disregard. Like the flipflops! Very busy desk! Kathleen x

Kaz said...

Peel offs???? Shock horror I'm coming out in a rash!!!
I love your desk today it's sooo messy and lovely. I did notice the card holder pushed to the back and in Jar Watch, it's moved back to the left hand side!!
It's midday and there are 54 spaces already - I think you may have started something ha ha ha xxxx

Toucan Scraps said...

is that a pink book top left? looks really pretty. You hve me interested on the flip flops, will have to come see them tomorrow

minnie_mac said...

Love looking at other people's work spaces and reading the comments. Have just posted my first photo today !

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

Hi Julia,

What a productive space though ... very impressed.

Wow, WOYWW comes around fast doesn't it .... fortunately I am working on my anniversary project as I suspect that will just wizz around.

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Chrissie said...

I'd like to see what the flip flops trans-morph into!!
The mind boggles!
Chrissie

LadyBug said...

I'm just getting around now to commenting for WOYWW? and I been up since 3.40am (mad Huh?) Should know about the job by the end of the week..... I hate waiting.......
the postie has just been and delivered a lovely card (thank you) of two chums having a coffee I have to say there isn't a donut in sight ;) I'll post your Retreat tickets some time next week.
Px

Leanne said...

I love the 'state' of your desk - you busy crafter you!!

Hugs
Leanne xx

Kathryn said...

Good Morning!! Think woyww will break 100 posts this week? Love reading everyone's comments. You really must let us in on those flip-flops! I have a pair in every color as I live in them all summer! Haven't ever decorated them though...hum.
Later ya'll,
kat

Glen said...

It's my first WOYWW today and as I have been viewing over the weeks, I finally caved in and joined up!

I always love to have a nosey on other peeps desks and what they are creating. Those flip flops look interesting Julia. Look out for some at Poundland if you want a cheapy makeover!

On with the show then. I have just realised that I wouldn't be # 102 as I mentioned in my post last week! LOL. I have not 'got it' and see that I have to post differently each week! Duh! Oh...and I would appreciate it if someone could explain how to link 'here' instead of the long web addy. I have instructions but it didn't work here as there isn't a 'globe' to click on. IYKWIM. TFS. ~Glen~

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Julia I've decided you are hyperactive-just been looking at all your bloggyness since last week. Can't imagine how you do it all. I have also got unused Copics although I was full of good intentions when I got them. Like a lot of my crafty goodies-haha.Am now off to unpack this hougie board thingy and am hoping it does all it says on the tin. I'm a sucker for equipment.Probably won't be hopping onto many desks this week as I don't want a repeat of last week's little debacle. Hugs Betty

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, wow great desk this week, had to put my glasses on to see all of the loveliness thats going on, lol! I just had such a great time last week, this is just too much fun! You ladies are so lovely with your comments! I really made a big effort to tidy my craft room so that I could share some more photos, it was such a mess, so thanks for the inspiration to tidy it up at last, lol! Love those flip flops! Cant wait to see what you do with them, hugs Heidi xx

Jan said...

I think I visited everyone last week but forgot to leave you a comment! Your busy desk is a sure sign of good things to come!

Kerry said...

Can't wait to see the finished flip flops :)
Yes, I am back after being MIA for a month :)

Yvonne said...

I am gob smaked how many of us they are now! this is growing by the week .. how fab of you to start this up!
I am so gonna go and see that link in a mo ... nosy sod aint I , lol urm .. now is this gonna be another GOT TO DO is it?
desk is looking very full and very crafty... if I come and clean yours will ya come and clean mine... please!

Sarah said...

If my desk isn't messy enough this week please be advised that I'm not sharing the state of the rest of the room with anyone LOL
Loving the glimpse of those flipflops!

Myzdamena's World said...

Mine is very very scary

..I want to go and see Carmen and craft on her nice tidy desk! lol

xxxx

secret scrapbooker said...

So many here already....will try and get round to visiting a few more today. Looking forward to the flip flops , the mind boggles :0)
Kate xx

Alix said...

is there a prize for the messiest desk, eh? ;0)

can't wait to see your altered flippies...*holds breath and hopes its not too long until the reveal*
alix

She said...

Hi girls, my first time this week! Hope you like looking! She xx

Pascale said...

Can't wait to see the finished flip flops. I am new here such a fantastic idea to share our workspaces. Hugs Pascale

Lothian Crafts said...

Lots happening on your desk. I look forward to seeing your flip flops.

Pam said...

Who says we can't multi task!!!! Very busy and creative looking today.

Hugs Pam x

kelly said...

Wow Julia you have progressed from your weekend colouring in!!! (joke) :)

Would love to see the flip flops so please do post the pics

Kelly x

Laetitia67 said...

Hello!!
Iam french and I found your WOYWW cool!!!!!!
A bientot
goodbye!

Angie said...

Cant find me on your list of comments ...must have been so excited at being No7 that I forgot. Never managed to walk in flip flops but I used to love Espadrills ...had them in every colour and shade of the rainbow ...sort of a disposable footware but they lasted the season and sometimes into next year ...if I didnt use them as slippers .... where are they now ??????

Sabrina said...

Great, I love this ! Sorry for my english, but you know the French people are bad with the foreign languages !!

Deb said...

oooh, so industrious! you look very busy, love the flip flop idea! hugs debx

She said...

Hi Julia, sorry, I was in a rush before when I posted - hunger pangs, quite possibly I think - or lack of chocolate! Looking forward to seeing the flip flops and thank you for your lovely e-mail. She xxx

Jane said...

Thats one busy desk!! Can't wait to see the flipflops Julia!

airing cupboard crafts said...

Ohh the flip flops sound interesting can't wait to see pictures. Went to the shop today shopkeeper gal wasn't surprised I was buying copics lol said you had mentioned it lol!!! Now I need to come round and raid your stamps xx

Speak soon xx

The Paper Princess said...

Morning, Julia, love all of the crafty creativeness on your desk! Can't wait to see your anniversary project. Have a fab day!

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

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway - lots of chances to win all month! :-)

Lynne said...

Blogged early WOYWW and forgot to link! what a wally! lol A nice busy desk going on there, can't wait to see the finished flip flops. Lynne xx

Twiglet said...

I can't believe how many lovely folk are following our WOYWW blogs - such a positive lot too. Glad you like my peacock - think I will have to do a dumfing tutorial next. Hope you had a good day - rain stopped play for us but I did manage a bit of gardening for M. Your desk looks full of goodies as usual!

Paula said...

Well my space is such a mess this week Julia lol. I always love seeing your space.

Hugs Paula xxxx

She said...

Thanks for the comment Julia - I'm just blog-hopping now and realised! Sorry I've added another link - will try better next week! S xxx

Sue said...

Hi Julia thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely comment, I love this idea and like the Volcanic Ash it's spreading fast, can't wait to see those flip flops, buttons oooh I love them, I think Tuesday evening I will tidy my desk a bit in future as I have written war and peace today!!! happy crafting, Sue xx

Linby said...

Interested to see what you are going to do to the flipflops! I spy three pairs of scissors this week - well done! as for the frame on my desk it is part of an Anna Griffin set - just a frame for scrapping - but it has some pop out buttons also and I was going to use them on...........? As for the scorpal, my friend has lent me a scoreboard but not of that magnitude, it is a crafters companion one.
Linbyx

Vicky said...

Hi Julia, just wished my desk looked as productive as your's....sadly nothing much on mine with all my house decorating, I will be glad to see the back of it...lol
I live in hope!!!
x
Vicky

Thanks for the break though, my shoulder is killing me, painting ceiling's isn't much fun...

peggy gatto said...

You are having fun!!!!
I wish you all a WOYWW!
I posted an extra link on my post with a giveaway for mother's day. I hope you will come by to play!
Now, I am off to see some desks! May take 2 days to see , but I love this part!!

Diana said...

Jamaica is back in da house! http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2010/05/this-damsel-is-not-into-distress-load.html

It's late for you guys but it's still morning over here... (smile)

Debbie said...

Hi Julia, your workspace looks really industrious...love the polka dot flip flops.
Hugs
Debbie x

Kirsty.a said...

Sorry I don't have time to play this week. i can't visit 100 logs and actually get any scrapping done and I want to do my Aril pages for Document 2010, but I will visit people during the week.

JoFY said...

ooh first time of showing my creative mess - oh sorry I meant desk - to everyone, I'm off to peek at everyone elses now!
:o)

Claireliz said...

Wahey!!!! I've finally joined the WOYWW trail.... yay!!!!

Penni said...

Oh you are busy!!!

I've got a few ideas buzzing around in my head for WOYWWAC - hope they find their way out in time !!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Ann said...

Thanks for your comment Julia. So many more joining in today! Great community. I'm still deciding which of my MANY ideas to make for the WOYWW anniversary celebrations - believe that, you'll believe anything!
I haven't got a clue what to make ;)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Flip flops and Christmas peel offs in the same sentence....Too much for me!!!

xx

Julie said...

Julia, what can you possibly be doing with those flipflops!!!! So intriguing!! Thought I'd got round the security at work today and tried to link from work but no! Damned firewalls!! Juliexx

voodoo vixen said...

Yay!! I have tried to leave a comment for over an hour but my knight in shining armour (or at least underpants at this time of night... sorry TMI) has saved the day!!

Becky Cornish said...

wow what a work desk , will def get mine sorted for next week now laura and kelly have explained to me waht to do, and laura has kindly linked me up to yours, i look forwards to seeing the flip flops x
Becky

Biscuitlid said...

ooooooooh I am loving those flip flops - what a fabulous idea! One I may have to steal lol!

Your desk looks a hive of activity today, don't ever tidy everything away

Hugs
Victoria
x

Tracey said...

Take 2 got an error when trying to post, I love your desk Julia, don't tidy and have I managed to be last today!
x

Deanne said...

great flip flops, not got time to join in but i am hanging around :) xxx
thanks for the offer of help re move :) im in northamptonshire by the way lol x

Kate said...

do ya stand on steps to take these pictures?

** Kate **

Jennifer said...

I love all the flip flops!
Sorry I couldn't comment yesterday, blogger wouldn't let me :(
Hugs
Jen x

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

I'm getting back into crafting after a couple of years break, so looking for inspiration. I think I have found it here:o)

Lisa aka 3peaches said...

fab blog and i'll pop back soon:-)

Lisa

Butterfly Works said...

Wonderful site.....I love seeing what everybody has on their desks.....inspiring....

butlersabroad said...

WOW!! Wow, wow, wow!! You didn't just break 100 you smashed it! Just popping in before I fly off later today back to good ole Blighty. Off to see the osteopath first though as I've put my back out again! Much better than it was but I'm still not looking forward to 7 1/2 hours on a plane. Catch up with all you lovlies when I get back. Looks cold in London this weekend, hope it warms up, I've packed shorts!!

Patrice said...

Wow this is great, so many desks to visit - taking me ages tho lol. You've definitely started something. Goes to show how many people love peeking into other work spaces!

This is so much fun!