Wednesday, 12 May 2010

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 49

Well, truth be told, I took this photo yesterday as the so called sun flooded in at about 5 o,clock. The towel on the washing line just proves that I do other things. Even I was being driven to distraction by the mess on my desk! I had been gardening (blurgh) and came in to have a cuppa and get warm (blurgh) and was very struck by the need to tidy! So I did, and started to make sense of a couple things that have been hanging round. Then the sun really did break through. So instead of going back into the garden, I sat at my desk in it's full glare and added some more erm, stuff, to my WOYWWAC project. Now, this morning, I'm ready to roll...see Julia's tidied if not tidy desk:There's still some coloured in images waiting to be turned into something - turns out I can't do mass production too well either and I'm determined to use scraps with them, so that job's been put off too. On the bottom left is a new stencil from Do Crafts Henbury Lane series. I made the mistake of buying a couple of the stamps too. No wonder they didn't feature stamped projects in the magazine article about this range. Truly the stamps are terrible, they've been produced with no thought for the finished image. The finished images are almost impossible to decipher, too solid and too pitted in equal measure. Even at £3.99 and £5.99, don't waste your money folks. And if you have any connection with DO - design team, work for them - whatever, please tell 'em. My attempts are not getting through.

Anyway, rant over! Now, show us what you've been up to on that desk, tray, table, worktop, floor of yours - you don't have to be paper crafting and you don't have to be a member - this is for fun. Upload a picture to your blog, link it here and we'll trot around for a visit. Please be patient - there are loads of us involved now and lots of people simply cannot get around to every one's blog. No matter - I'm sure that randomly selecting a handful or more from the list is a perfect way to enjoy WOYWW; leave a comment on those few - 50% of something is always better than 100% of nothing!

And if you want to join us on week 52, you may want to consider the WOYWWAC - What's On Your Workdesk Anniversary Challenge. It's terribly easy. Make something lovely to adorn your workspace....it doesn't have to sit on your desk........it can be useful or decorative, it can be anything. But to be eligible for the Anniversary Challenge, it must somehow include the WOYWW acronym. Easy. Prizes too, unusually! (If you know Sissy Dunnit, you may want to start buying her coffee and stuff, she's the judge, see!)
Leave a question in the comments section - no such thing as a daft one - if you don't know the answer, it's always a good question!

105 comments:

Sabrina said...

I'm proud !! I'm the first one ! Have a good day. Sabrina (from France).

Helen said...

I have linked my floor for you all! Hope to see some of you later. Still thinking about WOYWWAC (have taken on board your comment last week though, Julia!)

Darcy said...

Cuppa tea , now thats the best thing to see on anybodys desk. I am not loving the second photo, too tidy, looks all lost and lonely, quick mess it up lol

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

First thing I noticed was the cup of tea LOL, As normal you look like you have been very busy with bits waiting to go onto cards. I still need to start my annual challenge, keep saying this but then I get distracted. Gardening eh, I love gardening its my first passions but you did not last very long in the garden LOL. I have just got myself an allotment, think I must be mad, never grown veg so another challenge. Can't wait to see your WOYWWAC. Have a great day Julia, Tracy Evans x x

jude said...

Thanks for the up on the stamps from do ,nearly bought yesterday..lol.still working on that special creation.
hugs judex

Spyder said...

Ohoowow I'm third!! (if I type quick!) Actually I popped over to see if you were 'open' cos I'm on my way to work (or sould be!) And I'd let Mr Blogger do the need but he was late..so now I am!! This is sooo addictive. Dying to see a sneak peek of your WOYWW make...My minds empty. Haven't tried the Do Craft thingys...probably wouldn't've done anyway! new 'line' next week whats on your washing line wednesday!!
Ps
your tea's getting cold

((Lyn))

Spyder said...

I type too slow!!!

Vicki said...

i'm so excited about the anniversary challenge!!! your tidy desk looks ready to be messed up - have fun messing it xxx

Pascale said...

Hi there Julia I love the fact your washing is in the background but doesn't it get in the way of finishing our projects. Hugs Pascale

Angie said...

Just popped by to say I am not WOYWWing this week.Have discovered ...like a few others on here ... that sitting for too long nosing at others desks ceases up the back and agrivates problems. I know me ...I wont be able to resist a quick nose at a few but I feel a week off will help.
Will probably have withdrawl symptoms lol
Loads of love to everyone ...Take care xx

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Julia, thanks for the info on the stamps, I did look at the stencil and the stamp of the cup stack and thought they may be quite useful
What were the images on the stamps you didnt like , was one the cup stack ?
Your desk does look very tidy, do you think the sun went to your head ?!! lol, don't you go over to the dark side where everything and everyone is tidy.....thing will never be the same on a Wednesday !!!
Hugs Susie xx

Kay said...

woo-hoo! I managed to link in before work :) Will be back later to visit everyone x

Sue said...

Hi Julia
oh lovely tidy desk now hun,how long for?? lol Thanks for the info on the stamps, will steer clear of them! have good day, sue,x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Julia,
Thanks for letting us know about the stamps. I get fed up of buying below par crafting items - our stash money is precious!
I don't think I will have time to join in this week, but rest assured I will be back, perhaps every other week.
Have a lovely day.
Clare x

Glen said...

LOL....at your washing line Julia....that's the first thing I looked at...well, you did draw our eyes to it!*Ü* I say whatever works for someone may not for another and your stamps looked tidy to me - even if they were out of sync! However, I would have had to put them back in alpha order but that might just be the Virgo in me! Your desk is always interesting - be it messy or tidy. Off for some toast and then begin my snoop! Have a Wonderful Wednesday. ~Glen~

Kirsty.a said...

Cup of tea on mine too - important to rememebr the priorites!

Cheryl said...

oh this is my first time as promised my friend karen i would join in see you are like me there is a cuppa on my photo too,love thanks for info on the stamps too love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Foil Play said...

Hope your tidy desk brings you inspiration, Julia - I need to take a leaf out of your book...

joey said...

Good Morning Julia, it looks like your desk is now ready for business! I need to get myself into that mode! Joey.xxx

voodoo vixen said...

Morning Julia, its roasting hot here... and no where near midday so only plans to be hotter still!! I always have cups of tea (not mugs, sorry, don't 'do' mugs of tea) sitting next to the 'pooter because it is against my scrapping rules to have drinks on my scrap table!! Your desk is looking so tidy - bet you found lots of stuff you had forgotten or 'lost'!! LOL
OK... quick question... am I allowed to make my anniversary thingibob oogiiflip thing and keep it till the date as I will packed up and mid shipment when it happens?
PS... I think Mz Dunnit is stunning gorgeous and clever and will make a fabulozzi judge!! (PMPLing)!!

Wipso said...

Good morning Julia. Lovely to see your nice tidy desk but know you are just itching to make it messy again now :-) You said we could ask you a question?.....what does an elephant weigh? :-):-)
Sorry but I couldn't resist a little madness.
A x

Jennie said...

ok, post was already, sat here poised to be on the list, and missed it! lol.. your desk is so tidy, unlike mine which is a complete mess! nothing going on, just a mess. As for Do crafts stamps, haven't had the pleasure, and not sure I will ... after your scrutiny.. :( Hope your criticism gets through.. have a good day
xx

kayc said...

Good morning Julia. This is my fourth week now at WOYWW and I am getting quicker! Desk is too tidy! Thanks for info about the stamps. Kathleen xxx

Patrice said...

What happened to you lot this morning? I know we're on slightly different time zones but I've been waiting ALLLLLL day to link up :o)

I am doing a bad bad thing right now - eating dinner at my craft desk so I can go snooping lol. I have NEVER eaten (anything other than coke and chocolate of course) at my computer.

Thanks for clarification of wk52. Best get my thinking cap on.

xox

Handmade with Love said...

Washing, gardening and crafting in one day AND a tidy desk! Looks like you deserved your cuppa! have a great week! Tracey xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Have to say the 1st thing I noticed on your desk was the cuppa. You must be brave as I never have a drink at my desk as I would end up spilling it. Very tidy desk now though.

Cheers Elaine

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia
I thought I had visited the wrong blog whats going on haha, I bet by the end of the day it wont look like that, sitting on cushions today after last week my bum was numb, thanks for the snoop.
Christine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Yipeee tidy desk!!! Mine is too this week as my mojo was hidden under a pile of papers and had to be found!!! Still thinking what to make for the anniversary week, Thanks for hosting again, Love Hazelxoxo

Cath said...

Just checked and I have a cuppa in my photo too! what gives cleaning up your desk I thought you were one of the add more and push to the sides lot ;)
Have a great day
Cath

Sue said...

Hi Julia, this is so fab, you are genius for creating this fun link!! Hooray, three cheers to you, now love the fact you managed to fit some washing in!! even to the extent of hanging it out!! ha ha, I leave my washing machine bleeping till it runs out of steam and then forget some day!! it that wrong? also make sure you take those stamps back you will get a refund and they will send them back to the manufacturers hopefully this will make them get their fingers out! finally, love that big cuppa, just the ticket, but not the tidy desk!!! make some mess girl, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Joanne said...

That is so tidy for someone who is an avid crafter. Shame about those stamps, but hey!, we all make mistakes - hang on - there aren't supposed to be any crafty mistakes!!! xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Finally got here, Mr Blogger was having a coffee break I reckon LOL Now, are you sitting down??? I have unpacked some boxes... and the room is looking heaps better now... still a long way to go but it is a start LOL Have a great day hun xx

Kate said...

I saw those stamps too, liked the look of the little blue bird one. I have struggled with the owl from last time's release and I'm glad I didn't go for any this time!!

** Kate **

Rosie said...

You SEE! Tidy is actually GOOD ... you can see where stuff is, find stuff, have elbow room ... ahem, are you listening here?? Am talking to myself I think. I always love coming by here Julia, you're so blessedly HUMAN it does me good!!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Julia I have linked - you will laugh!! Gotta shoot I'm still in my pj's & got to go to hospital for 11...back later to snoop about everyone elses!! Helen x

ffroggie said...

Not recognising the second photo today Julia!

Thanks for the heads up about the stamps, I am heading out later this morning to go and peruse same, but me thinks they will not be purchased!

Kathy said...

Oooh just look at Mrs Tidy today - Susie will be accusing you of going over to the Dark Side!

I tried the tidy desk thing last week but am now back to normal ;-)

Paula Gale said...

Morning Julia - I'm WELL IMPRESSED by your tidy desk this morning... I can't believe how many links are there already... My PC has been really sluggish this morning - if it was behaving its self i'd have posted about an hour ago!!!

Anyway, I'm staying put in this seat today and going to visit everyone as dar as possible... need to make up for the silly shinanigans i've been getting up to over the last two days - i.e. cleaning, tidying and cooking (way tooo much)!!!

I'm still trying to think what I can do for this challenge thing - I have soooo lost some braincells over the last few weeks!!!

Big hugs, take care, catch you later - and thanks for all your caring lovely comments on my blog - really much appreciated.

Paula x x x

Tracey said...

Morning Julia, I won't be at the bottom of the list today, yaay! Have a lovely day, off to start my round.
xx

Lynne said...

Hi Julia, interesting desk again this week, thansk for sharing. I'm off to think of something to do for the challenge. Lynne x

Gez said...

Morning Julia. Well done for getting some washing dry. Tis freezing cold & raining here at the mo... Have a lovely day. Gez.xx

Kaz said...

WHERE ARE THE FLOWERS????!!!!!!! lol!

Ooo you do washing too? Can you do mine? Your desk is tidy, but I can still nose in the corners and the pushed back bits xxx

Becky Cornish said...

WOW that desk is ready to be messed up lol my des is small so have a little space to make a mess but belive me i do x glad to see yu have your priorities right and have a cup of tea on your desk a must for anybody . I am going to pop off now and have a look at the other desks, have a good week x

Becky

Ikki said...

Hi Julia, I thought for a moment I was in the wrong place when I spyed your cleared desk. Thanks for sharing your experience on the stamps. If you want clear image stamps I can recommend Elusive Images - beautiful, clear and concise, but then you probably know this already! Have a great day, ikki

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Nice to see your desk from a new angle Julia. Even though the stamps from DoCrafts are naff are the stencils ok? (Just in case you got it free with something).
Though I probably won't be meeting Miss Dunnit before the big day to buy her coffee and doughnuts or whatever, tell her I think she's absolutely fabulous hehe
Anne xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Always interesting stuff on your workdesk, like what's that under your pair of scissors? Patsy from
HeARTworks

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, great desk as always! Love that so much is happening on it, lol! I know where you are coming from re the stamps from DO Crafts, my friend brought the teacups and has had the same prob, the stencil is better though as I have played with it. Looking forward to seeing what you have made with your images. Have a super week, take care Heidi xx

Glen said...

Yayyy...thanks for the 'link' tutorial Julia. You've Dunnit again! *Ü* I wasn't going to give up that easily. I did ready your message last week on my post but it wasn't for the link to your blog! IYKWIM. I appreciate your time on this busy day! ~Glen~

Just_a_bean said...

This is my first attempt at WOYWW - going to have a look at the other offerings...

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

I hope I am doing this right, being a new girl on the block. I hope to show a more creative workplace soon:)

Yvonne said...

Good to see I am not the only one having a drink in the middle of everything!
Nice tidy desk I must say! Very good of you, multi tasking too! Crafting, cleaning, gardening, ... Oh yes, I really must do this other challenge ... Please some one HELP!!!!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia
I suppose I should say whats on my desk, the little black jars have tiny gems in and tiny brads, bought these while in France and thought they would be nice for spices, but then I thought gems would be far nicer that spice.
Christine x

Dawn said...

I always forget to message you 1st lol I goto all the lovely desks and comment every where I can and for get the lady who started it all JULES so sorry hun. I love this part of the week (must be my natural Nosey bonk ness lol I make a brew/drink of some kind and then I am off to all the blogs I have fun but not alot of crafting gets done (shame on you! well shame on me actually lol)

Love Dawn xx

Jan said...

So many goodies! I'd like to dig through your desk :)

Bettythebaglady said...

Dear Julia Still loving it especially your desk-don't give up on your stamps maybe you'll find a use for them that just hasn't occurred to you yet. I do know what you mean though about stamp quality. Your desk reminds me of mine-all the products trying to elbow their way in and just not enough time to try all the things you'd like to do. I do love hopping but just don't seem to be able to find the time for hopping or blogging at the moment WOYWW makes me have a go and I really look forward to it. Thanks JuliaXXXX

Spyder said...

Sorry about it opening slow, it's ok for me but there is an under pop that comes up sometimes, I've emailed them and complained and given google did stop it once!! I hope it's not as slow as a few I've been to!! I mean...I can go and have a shower and make a cup of tea, and it's still loading!! But on the good side, just plugged your WOYWW to that same magazine... they've put a message on the forum 'where do you make your cards...' So I had to tell them about WOYWW didn't I!!

(Lyn))

Jan said...

Nice tidy desk! I'm washing today, too but the gardening will have to wait :)

Sherry Goodloe said...

I always feel better about my workspace once Wednesday comes around and I can visit other's spaces *hee hee*.

Jingle said...

You look like you can work at your desk! Mine is unmanageable at the moment! It's insane!

scrapcat 1 said...

wow that a very tidy desk for you lol, can't wait to see your WOYWDAC,

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - what a lot of comments all ready - my WOYWW blog wouldn't behave for me today and I am all topsy turvy but at least I got to show those that asked how I dumf!!! Thanks for all the fun.

craftytrog said...

Nearly forgot!!! Like your before & afters Julia, thanks for the tips about those stamps! Oooooeer(as my old Nan used to say), must start thinking bout the WOYWWAC!!
Alison xx

Pam said...

For a minute I thought I had come to the wrong desk its soooo tidy. Don't suppose it will take that long to mess it up again. I'm really feeling the pressure on WOYWWAC I still haven't started/got a clue what to do!!!!!!

Hugs Pam xxx

Jingle said...

In reply to your comment on my blog - if you go back to yesterday's post you can see that 4th of July card! I featured it! LOL! And the stamps on my desk are actually from Skipping Stones Design, so you can check those out, too! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Victoria said...

thank you for visiting the images were part of a box I was working on and wanted them all in the same colours so was easier keeping th epens at hand while i coloured the 5 images required! Glad I am not hte only one whoms sometimes feels like colouring but has no idea what they will use the image for if at all and they just sit in a pile waiting for a challenge or project to use them on!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I didn't play this week because I simply didn't have time to get to everyone last week. I think I hit a few more than 80, and felt bad. So your little project has grown so large, it's hard to hit everyone. Guess I should take your comment about 50% to heart, since I did manage a bit more than that.

Love your tidy desk this week. I guess it's good news that I've never heard of that stamp brand/line. Not even sure what you mean by pitted, but I bet a lot of stampers do.

Have a happy and wonderful WOYWW #49.

peggy gatto said...

good morning CA time!
hope to get by for a visit!

Diana said...

I'm baaaack! Thanks so much for having me here Julia. This is such a great group of ladies. I look forward to Wednesdays so much thanks to your roundup!

Kathryn said...

Good morning Ms. J! I was bitten by the tidy bug today too! Though, when you look at the pics you will see it was mostly a shuffle, ha! I have laundry to do, only cause I'm out of clean clothes! No illusions that anything ever gets finished in my house but must carry on! Hugs!\
kat

Carmen said...

Cor blimey I see the phantom tidier got you as well! Scary, very scary! :P

flutterbycrafter said...

Gosh, Wednesday again, lovely tidy desk, what happened, lol

Mummylade said...

impressive tidying Julia, impressive =)

Debbyanne said...

Im a newbie to blog world, and thought i'd join in if thats ok? I've looked at your previous WOYWW posts and you sure have a lot of scrummy stash!!!! x x x

She said...

Hi Julia. Great tidy desk! You are so right about those stamps - don't waste your money girls, is all I will say! Love S x

Penni said...

A lovely tidy workdesk today Julia, and do I spy a cuppa !!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Claireliz said...

Your desk is always interesting Julia, I have WOYWW'd again this week.
x

Alisonw30 said...

Just had time in between getting in from work and making tea to post mine! Will have to read others later x

Linby said...

This desk is now far tooo tidy! thanks for head up about the stamp how disappointing.
Linbyx

Debra said...

Love the messy to clean desk & wish I could be a tidy crafter. I just don't have that in my DNA.
Sorry about the stamps. I hate it when I waste money on bad craft supplies. My folly is rub-ons. I love the images - but some of them don't come out all the way so, I tend to stick to brands I know.

Jane said...

Just a quickie from me...will catch up with you all tomorrow!

Deb said...

oh wow, very tidy desk, thanks for the critique on those stamps, shall be avoiding those! hugs Debx

The Paper Princess said...

I love your desk this week Julia! But my, the Wed crowd is growing - you might have to knock down a wall pretty soon to hold us all in, lol!

Have a great week!
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Sarpreet said...

I agree, the stamp sets are rubbish! i returned them! why make a solid image - we want the outline. Looking throught the magazine - more projects are on the previous range than the current range! That is saying something. I have stook to the stencils

secret scrapbooker said...

Loving the cuppa on your desk pre tidy ...and what cool glasses, purple wow :0)
Finally got here cant believe how many there are to visit....i may be some time lol.
Kate x

minnie_mac said...

Hope you didn't let that tea go cold with all the washing, gardening and crafting !

Marilyn x

kerry said...

Liking the tidiness hee hee, I am so finicky I would spill a tea/coffee near my desk so have to come out for breaks now and again, say hi to hubby and kids then go back lol xxx

Paper and Ribbons said...

First time joining in and a bit late to the party! It's all cleared away now and I have made twice as much mess with a new project!

craftyb said...

oh SUCH a good idea you had to have a lil nose around peoples desks!! bx

Nancy said...

Well I took the step and posted my first photos of my space. Hope you like my modest space

X

patcrafts said...

OMG all these links it's going to take you all week to view them all. A very tidy desk this week. Haven't had time yet to read everything you have posted but will do given time.
Pat xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Thanks for the info on the stamps. Wednesdays are so educational we all learn lots and it's all thanks to you.

see you next week
xx

Kerry said...

Oh my goodness, it just might take me 2 weeks to get through all the noseying :)
I am late today but did make it back. Now off to have a few nosey's while I have the computer and house to myself :)

Stressed Stamper said...

Just like to say - thanks so much - fab blog site - first time joined in, and not the last - gave me a huge giggle looking at the desks...must go to bed now, or won't get up for work...Thanks again

JoFY said...

Phew! 2nd week of being here and I'm skidding in at the last minute! but at least I'm here! and showing an almost clear desk too! am quite proud of myself.. must go now and give myself a pat on the back! but not before I've gone for a mooch around the desks..

Thistleblue said...

Hi there, i popped by earlier for a quick glance but thought it best i leave my stalking till i came home from work so i can enjoy everyone's space's with plenty of time....it may take me till sunday though ;-) catch you next week
hugs
Michelle
xx

tkelli said...

Well at least we didn't see any panties on the line LOL. I'm a bit late this week, hopefully I will be early next time!

Cathy said...

just a quick pop in to say hello - must get last night's tea dishes done, then I can come back with a cuppa and have a nosey ;-) Currently experiencing a cold snap here in Adelaide 6C overnight and a high expected of about 14C - as long as the sun is out, it doesn't seem quite so bad.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe how nice you've been to me and I will definitely be back next week. Thank you for making me feel less guilty.

Tornadoes are a fact of life if you live in "tornado alley," a part of the United States I show and describe in an update to today's post. I thought you might be interested in seeing it. Scroll down to near the end of the post. The update is in green.

Thanks for your wonderful comments and your words of encouragement.

Mel said...

Wow, your desk is amazing. I have only just discovered your fab blog and it's amazing ~ Mel

Carmen said...

Julia! That never even occurred to me, I'll go email them right now :P Thanks :)

Linda Elbourne said...

How exciting ... I am comment 100! Truth be told ... I was here a lot sooner ... but Blogger would n't let me comment. Still I can make up for it now ... albeit a day late :0) Lovely looking tidy desk and I still have n't given my project any thought ... knowing me I shall rush around at the last minute :0)

Sue from Oregon said...

Still planning my "corny" WOYWW project 52! A busy week but still had to play this week.

Mandy said...

Your desk looks fab, loads to fest my eyes on
hugs Mandy xx

ISA said...

What nice idea for the little mice we are ! ;-) It's a good idea to discover others artists like that, thank you for you ! I will see perhaps to do too but.. euh.. very big gear sometimes ;-)

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