Wednesday, 25 August 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 64

Ha! Told you it wouldn't last. Or did I? Probably not - but you knew anyway! So here it is, back to being a glory surface. The Copics are out - all those shades are for a Christmas card that I had finished working on. The pack of Artemio stamps are the top of a pile of clear stamps in the Christmas theme.....I am trying to fulfil a promise, made here, very publicly. There's a cold cup of coffee - because I moved it to the left which is out of my 'favoured hand' line. Apparently. I say it's more to do with getting engrossed and forgetting it. The jar of buttons is teetering on the left front edge - I know not why. At a guess I'd say they were standing on top of my Copics box so had to be moved. There are the makings of a proper card on the desk though, so even though I've worked myself into about 6 square inches of space, I'm functioning. And look - a baby wipe - gosh everyone, I must have cleaned a stamp!

If this sight doesn't make you feel better about your own space, I fear that we are related and you'll just have to live with that bombshell. Meanwhile though, please show your work space and what you're up to....we love seeing it. Post a pic on your blog, come back here and add your link to the ever helpful Mr Linky. Lots of people visit lots of people, some people will visit everyone, some in one day, others over a bunch of days. No matter - this is about the showing and the sharing. Do you have any idea how many tips and ideas we've shared by doing this? I estimate about sixtyninetykerjillion by now. Priceless!

Personally I will be operating remotely this week, this post has been scheduled (I hope). This is not only my desk as at Tuesday evening, it's pretty much how I will leave it! My visiting you may well be erm, patchy or non existent. Don't take it personally, and don't worry - it's all good!

97 comments:

Helen said...

Whether it's scheduled or not, I love your desk, it does make me feel at home... have a good week. Love the stamps on the side of the desk, yum!

Sarpreet said...

Hi Julia, good idea for buttons, i got a little box

Hels Sheridan said...

my mess on show today... loving your mess.. but you said the C word... eeeek, is it time to start those cards already??? Must say, you is very organised... me? mid December is the time to start them ROFL Have a happy day x

TinaB said...

Great desk this week Julia :0) xx Huave a great week xx Hugs Tina xx

Wipso said...

Cleaned one stamp? Only the one? Do I still have to call by then to clean all the others? Can you make mine a hot cup of coffee please?
A x

Minxy said...

I like to see your desk a little messy, doesn't seem right any other way really..and your post did make me chuckle this morning, but like Hels mentioned.. Christmas cards!!! now its just far too early shame on you lol

Spyder said...

I actually found my baby wipes yesterday! But my two Tilda stamps are still on the kitchen draining board from last week, (not cleaned)Your desk looks tidy to me, very active, have a good day!
(Lyn)

Tracy Evans said...

Quite a few of the WOYWW'ers seem to be working on Christmas I have noticed. Love the look of your Christmas stamps on the right. Would love to rummage through your buttons, I love running my fingers through buttons, must be something to do with my childhood LOL. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

Jennie said...

Christmas!! Did I hear you swearing? lol love the inch sqaure space, that is how mine is most days.. but not today!!! I tidied up.. or did I hide it all away? TFS
HUgs x

kath said...

love seeing your lovely creative clutter and I love that Artemio stamp set...used it lots last christmas...hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Hi Julia
great desk piccie, lovely card in the making, luv those stamps on the right, im doing quite well with me Christmas cards, must be nearly done now! lol as i don't make many as a rule, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Piddawinkle said...

hey Julia, look at me Im no 10, I have the eye bags to prove it LOL, love the look of those stamps, and love the way your desk becomes more cluttered as you work, must try not to be so organised and show a messy desk one day. Have a good one, Siobhan :)

Bluefairy4U said...

Love your desk Julia and your making Christmas cards, just love those stamps on top - did you clean a stamp or your hands with those baby wipes he he. Have a lovely day big Hugs JO.xxx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

If I left a comment a bit ago, ignore it, I was signed in under the wrong user id on google.

Great desk, as usual lots of mess (I love that as you know!). I made sure nobody could see the mess on mine this week with a vid.

Hugs
Kay

Piddawinkle said...

okay Im slightly mad, no 19 LOL

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, hope you are well this fine morning?

Love your desk this week, so much going on again! Great set of stamps I spy in the corner there, love leaves! Love the look of the Christmas card sitting there too! I have made a few Christmas cards, only under protest though, lol!

Thanks for sharing lots and lots again, love popping over, you always inspire me!

hugs Heidi xx

Nan said...

So much fun seeing what is on your desk! EXCEPT...humph...Christmas! Agh ..too early for me too! I spy some Staz On metallic which I covet since I can't seem to find any! Thanks for another week and I am so happy not to be 150 this time!

Sid said...

Julia, we are definately related !! Yur desk is very familiar looking. I loose my coffee and it always goes cold as I get engrossed in the crfat thing !! Happy WOYWW.

Yours Artfully said...

Christmas! Yikes, that's scary but at least you cleaned a stamp. I'll let you into a little secret......I don't clean stamps either!!

Lin

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Yes Christmas - I keep threatening to make a start on that... love your busy creative space :-)

Nancy said...

Lovely busy desk. Believe it or not I set an alarm especially to post my link! Now back off to bed to get some rest and enjoy my day off.
Xx

Morti said...

I panicked at 6.00am - wondering where on earth WOYWW had gone - then I had to leave for work and by the time I get in and can check, I'm number 35 already..... sheesh. So much for being the early bird eh? I'm glad it's going ahead as usual though!

Neet said...

Your Christmas stamps look good - polymer still looks ok if not cleaned LOL. Would love to see how you store your Copics.

Ali H said...

Hi Julia
Hope you are having fun wherever you are !
SO lovely to see a desk as messy as mine - perhaps cleaning my desk will be plan 1002 for my day on Saturday !
Please don't tell me I have to be thinking Christmas already - or maybe as the weather outside the window IS like November today I shall think I've fast forwarded 3 months !

Biscuitlid said...

oooh metallic Stazon, there's something I don't have, didn't know existing and now feel I need to have lol!

Christmas card is loking good, you're cut all those little images out though - all too patient for a lazy crafter like me!

Hugs
Victoria
x

Doreen said...

Wow what a fabulous mess.xxx

secret scrapbooker said...

Julia i love how your desk looks today, always fab but love seeing stuff being done :0) And i couldnt live without my baby wipes dread to think what state my stamps would be in otherwise.
Kate x

joey said...

Morning Julia

you put me to shame! fancy cleaning a stamp lol, I have many a cold cuppa go to waste when engrossed although cant say its happened this past few weeks with the kiddies off sch.

Have a lovely Woyww

Joey.x

Lothian Crafts said...

The paper for your card looks good. Is it a row of presents that is on top of the dotty paper. As for cold coffee that's what the microwave is for. Well I use mine for reheating coffee more than anything.
Elaine

Kate said...

Nice to see you working. Can I ask why your copics have little stripey stickers on?

** Kate **

jodpea said...

Only four months til Christmas day today! Sadly or luckily (whichever way u want to look at it)I hardly send any Christmas cards so that box is still firmly sealed! I am thinking about presents tho, if that redeems/condemns me at all!

Sorry Julia, I haven't managed to participate today, time ran away with me n theres nowt of interest on my desk any way! I thought I'd better let u know that my room is upstairs, yes, n thats the garage roof you can see from my window with a lil bit of fancy brickwork on the top.. N i never manged to enter DCM {hangs head in shame}

Pam said...

Oh Julia...I LOVE it! And a cold cuppa that you have forgotten - why that is REAL artist stuff.

Joanne said...

I think your 'mess' is just perfect including the cold coffee. Funny how we keep forgetting to switch the kettle on!!!!
Luv Joanne xx

JoZart said...

I am freaking at the thought and sight of Ch*****as! Eeeeeek! However, I must admit that I love those acrylic stamps I can spy. Your desk looks like a neater version of mine this week and I love it! Glad to see that Mr ATG is still close.
Great to be back amongst the fold as I really missed spying on all the desks last week. Hope it's great wherever you are...love Jo x

downrightcrafty said...

oh just look at those clear stamps on the right, don't they look great can not wait to see them on your work and of course if you are not intending using them I take charity stash and put it to good use :)
Hugs Kate xx

The Paper Princess said...

Open faced coffee among all of your crafty stuff? It's obvious you don't have wild terrors using your desk as a runway! Not that I trust myself, lol - lidded all the way for me!

Have a great week Julia!

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

Lisa said...

I've eschewed the christmas option so far and posted the recipe card swap I have just received back

Lisa

ps. love reading all the WOYWWers blog although I don't often get a chance to leave a comment cos 3 little people keep interrupting me.... x

Chrissie said...

I hope it was calming cutting out all those itty bitty pieces... they certainly look fab. I'd love to see the end product.
Cold coffee is an occupational hazard by the way!
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A funny thing happened on the way to leaving you a message this lovely Wednesday morning. Exactly one week after I contracted the virus that invaded my computer, my computer geek Scott popped by and together we repaired the virus. That's why I'm number 38 (as of the time I started this message) leaving a message, and number 7 in the links. In that amount of time, I was able to fix my computer problem and read your post. Six inches seems to be enough for you to function and all is right with the world. I would say it's a priceless desk and a priceless day. I only hope those buttons don't take a tumble.

judie said...

Love this yet again, cheers me up lol

have a great woyww

hugs
Judie xx

Doone said...

that precious six inches - and I see you have a measuring gauge to check it IS a female six inches...

Dx

Thistleblue said...

Fabulous! I love seeing a busy desk, makes me fell so much better about mine too... :-) And a christmas card in progress too.. Well done, hope you have a wonderful day, and assuming you're at work that it goes very quickly!
hugs
Michelle
xx

ikki said...

Morning Julia, Gosh, What a lot you acheive in your 6"! You are soooo right about the tips etc., no wonder you and WOYWW are so popular. ikki

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the makings of the card on your desk Julia, love the dotty paper :-) The stamps are great, love the little robin. I've got a couple of sets of Artemio stamps and thinky they're great value.
Anne x

Cathy said...

Love your desk this week ... that looks like a fab card ... and its messier than mine LOL!!!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Artyjen said...

Enjoy your day wherever you are :) Thanks for the tips yesterday....will defo go with the make believe I'm an executive one!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Heather x said...

Morning Julia! Love the look of the card your making on your desk today :) Not heard of those xmas stamps, will have to look them up :)
Have a great day and don't knock your button jar off lol.
*hugs* Heather x

Sarah said...

I'm working in a little more than six inches myself this week but that's my own fault because I need to put a few things away.
Have to say I'm still only thinking about christmas cards but I do have three 'sets' to do this year, regular ones, mini/moke ones and land rover ones and ideas they are a lacking

Rachel said...

It just doesn't look that messy! How weird is that? And how do you like the Metallic Staz-On inks? I haven't tried them yet but am curious about them.

Have a great day.

Twiglet said...

Misread Kate's comment and thought she said you had stripey knickers on!! I thought I needed to recheck your WOYWW pic in case I had missed you!!!

Linby said...

Metallic stazon - uhm that would work with my WIP right now.
I found my baby wipes and used them to clean my acrylic blocks which had so much glue on them they weren't actually transparent anymore! What is in those wipes though! Glad you could remote in, hope you are somewhere nice.
Linbyx

Linda Elbourne said...

ooooo Julia ... where ever it is that you are operating remotely from ... I hope the sun is shining ... the butterflies are dancing and you my dear are relaxing with a Sangria or something suitably alcoholic in hand ... and if you are just at work ... Hey Ho ... you can't have everything :0)

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
Just thought I'd give this a go this week. I am now going to have a look around and hope some tidiness rubs off.

Have a lovely day

Sue xx

Darcy said...

I love seeing your desk, I feel very at home. Actually I would rather be there than here, I can't get to mine this morning and will need to tidy before I can do anything.

I get the teetering on the edge, and the moving out of hand reach. i get told off practically every day for leaving half a cu of tea....OH has threatened numerous times to only give me half a cup..but as i pointed out to him, it is clearly the top half that I like!

Carolynne said...

Great desk this week Julia, puts my desk to shame.
xx

Kathy said...

How come I miss it so much when I don't WOYWW for a week or two in an attempt to clear some of the to-do list? All I feel is left-out!
Your desk looks wonderfully busy and creative, love the red and white card you're busy with

Paula Gale said...

LOVE the stamps to your right. However, I've cheated a bit and bought toppers from QVC - and not even got round to doing ANYTHING remotely christmassy yet...

The cups of coffee i've wasted... however, everyone is BARRED from putting cups or food on my desk. Least of all because we are a clumsy lot - me in particular, and it'll go over anything that is on my desk at the time - well, that'll be loads of rubbish at least!!!

Hope you are well. Thanks for hosting again. I'll be a better WOYWWer this week and TRY and make more visits - with one thing and my mother, i didn't manage it last week... or the week before that (ooer)

Paula x x x much hugs.

Lou and Mel said...

How many kajillion ideas - thats pretty good!
I'm very impressed with your organisational skills for Christmas. I can't face it until at least OCtober!!!!!

ellen said...

I'm back for more... I'm hooked! No time - late for work - gotta run! I'll check in later!

Elliephant said...

Hooray for scheduled posting! Desk looking good, well done for trying to keep promise about the C word, only 4 months to go! All drinks need to go on a particular side, though in my case its because if they are on the right i tend to knock them over my keyboard :S Happy WOYWW

WW said...

No artsy stuff today, I've just been so tired from my job this week, I can't find my mojo, so I have all the art stupplies I bought at garage sales last Saturday. I hope I can have some art next week.

Cheryl said...

hiya hun made it this week just,work space looking good yet again hun I just cant get into the C yet maybe soon hugs cheryl xxxx

Jingle said...

LOL! Yup. It looks like we are related! HA! It is great! I love seeing a space in action and in good use!!!!

sarah lawrence said...

made it this week...I Love doing this woyww..

Kay said...

Ha! My desk is invisible under the mess today!

Theresa said...

Always fun reading your WOYWW and seeing your latest desk shot! Looks "normal" to me:) Thanks for hosting Julia and hope you are having a lovely time.

Carola Bartz said...

I love reading your WOYWW - and your desk! When I see it, I don't feel too bad about mine.:-)

Sally said...

LOL Julia - that's a small place for you to work - thought I was bad teehee - well I am here again - 3rd week in a row - can't promise every week - but I am trying (very trying as my DH says).
Now off to have a looksee at some of the others - just picked at random as I only have 10-15 mins - will be back later tho hopefully...

Paula said...

I recognize that little blue lid - I have some of those - ever so useful. Thank you for this little diversion - it's huge fun & I was overwhelmed by the responses to my first post last week. Hope everything went well with your remote activity.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/
PS my linky entry acquired a date by mishap.

Harriet said...

Hi Julie,
I love the card . Coming slowly into a fun time of yearFall/Winter . Everyone's spirit seems to change a little after the summer. I'm glad I decided to participate in WOWYM. I can't wait to be working on things each week.

nerllybird said...

Okay, am making stout effort to join in this week! (Stout is the word, if you have a look at what's on my upstairs desk, lol)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Julie,
Your desk looks very creative this morning. Cute little C. card showing and those delicious stamps. Need to find my C. stamps, hope they're where I think they are located. Have a great week.

kayc said...

Lovely busy desk. I like those stamps too. Kathleen x

Kirsty.a said...

I'll be back next week to show you al the layouts I've made while I've been away

voodoo vixen said...

Well Julia, your desk has returned to its normal state! The coffee is a no-no... not on work desks!! Which is probably why my cup of tea is always cold... I'd have to stretch to reach it from a shelf!! Christmas cards... good grief woman... the sun is still shining here... can't be nearly time to make those little beggars!!

Scrapcollectr said...

As usual, I was inspired to create something so that I could share it on WOYWW this week. Hope everyone has/had a wonderful Weds! :-)

Candace said...

inspiring desk as usual Julia. Wondered why are there coloured stripes on your copics?

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your busy desk, but I would trade that coffee cup in for something perhaps spill proof or even less likely to put a brush in. lol

Alisonw30 said...

And I've just picked up another tip, baby wipes for cleaning stamps, will move the packet of them I bought for cleaning the leather sofa (they don't work...) into the conservatory immediately! ;-)

peggy gatto said...

Have to decide what kind of outfit to wear!!!!
I love these guys!

{ Emma } said...

My first time taking part, I've seen everyone else do this for ages. Although mine is WIP Wednesday as I don't currently have a workdesk!

Stressed Stamper said...

Copics -wow not seen them on your desk before - but what are the stripe stickers on them for?...Happy WOYWW...

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Julia, sorry I missed last weeks & I am mega late with todays. I've been distracted by my ickle nieces!!

I'm glad its not just me that works in a tiny work space surrounded with stuff. Who needs a big desk you can sprawl on...no not me....well maybe one day lol!!

hugs x

Timi said...

Love your mess, just like my desk usually. I spotted your orange fiskars, those are my favourite scissors :D
Happy WOYWW-ing. Timixx

Penni said...

I always love to see your busy desk.

Hugs
Penni
X

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous busy desk! Are you trying to impress us with your stamp cleaning and make us feel guilty enough to clean our own .... if only it would work! LOL

Carmen said...

That wet wipe looks suspiciously clean I have to say.

Going for it I am - gonna do them all oh yes sirree! Off to do the dishes and grab a cuppa and then am settling in for a desk fest - make up for the pitiful few I managed last week.

Rica said...

Fabulous desk this week, your worked yourself into a small space, but so much creativity going on there. I'm so late this week, I think I'll save it and be early next week - maybe!!!
hugs Heather xx

Pam said...

Christmas cards!!!!!

Lisa said...

I love working on Christmas cards, I make them all year long! I love seeing everyones craft space and what works for them, its great!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Lovely messy desk Julia - is that a chocolate wrapper I Spy, half-hidden away at the back of your crafty stuff ?!!! Now I know where you get all that energy from!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Ginny said...

looks pretty productive to me, and the card looks fab

madebyKarla said...

I love the idea of WOYWW! Very cool to see other people's work desks! I agree with Ginny your desk looks very productive to me too!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I agree with the others. Your desk looks like you were busy. Mine gets very messy when I am busy! Thanks for sharing!

Kerry said...

I always work in a mess!!

Lisa said...

Julia, I love to visit your blog not just for WOYWW but to see whats going on in general!

Unfortunately my battery is about to die on me and I can't get anyone to find the charger for me... being stuck in bed still!:-(

ttfn

Lisa R xxxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Well it's Bank Holiday Monday and just finished getting around all 132 desks and then remembered I'd forgotten the most important one......Yours!!

Fab messy organised chaos this week. Hope you are having a fab time wherever you are!

XX