Wednesday, 15 September 2010

67 What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday


Considering it doesn't look so bad, I must say it's felt as though I've been working in a real jumble this week. You will see for modesty's sake I've draped some lace over the phallic symbol - or ATG tape gun, whichever occurs to you first! My notebook has been doubly employed a stamping surface for reasons I cannot really account for, and I think the rest of the stuff is self explanatory. And just in case you think I am actually working tidy - get an eyeful of my cuttlebug 'section' - immediately to the left of my desk. S H A M BL E S. Can't find a thing, die storage driving me loopy. But it's OK. I'm finishing work at lunch time today so I can whip over to Tidworth to meet a fellow WOYWWer - how fab is that! And then when I get home, I'll spend a little tidy up time on this section so I can start again as soon as!

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, the sharing and the visiting. Because of the numbers involved, a lot of you return the visits that others make to you. Piddawinkle suggests that it would be so much easier to do this if you include your Linky number with the comment as you leave one. Make it a lot easier to track down those of you who use a blog name and have divulged your 'real' name. Good idea huh. Now all you have to do is to remember to do it!


118 comments:

TinaB said...

Hi Julia!!

What would we do without the cuttlebug! I love mine xx Happy WOYWW xx

Hugs Tina xx

Wipso said...

Hope you have a fab time meeting your blogging friend Julia. Hasn't your brain wave of WOYWW brought such a lot of us together? Well done you.
A x

Sarpreet said...

hi, love the cuttlebug - mine is a pink one, Happy WOYWW

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, you did make me chuckle with your post, love that you draped the lace over your gun, lol!

Lots to see as always, my cuttlebug section is just like yours, creative chaos!

Enjoy your day, hope you had fun craft shopping? I am off to do just that, have lots of birthday money burning a hole in my purse, off to raid The Craft Barn, have a super day Heidi xx

Helen said...

Well, Mr linky said I was no 1 but when it shows up I'm 8. Anyhow, thanks for showing us another lovely desk - even if you can't find anything, I found... no, only kidding! Have a lovely time meeting a WOYWWer.

Kate said...

I like the look of the tree stamp on the bottom right corner of the top photo.

** Kate **

Sarah said...

Hehehe. Lowest number I've had for ages!
Enjoy your afternoon off

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OOOOh - well, I nearly made first on the list!! I love my Cuttlebug too - fab machine that takes so many different brands of dies - one of my all time fave. crafty tools. Have a great day Julia.
Sylvia xx

Nicks said...

OMG that looks like my desk, I will be back later to snoop proper later x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Never mind the tape gun, look at that yummy lace LOL. I am not surprised your area is busy this morning with all those Christmas cards you have planned. Enjoy your day with a fellow WOYWWer, what great fun. See you back here later, have a good day, Tracy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an exciting day you have planned. You are so lucky. When I saw your die cut area, I thought "I need to get over there and help her clean that up." Of course, I would get distracted by the tape gun (grin) and start giggling like a schoolgirl and all the cleaning and sorting would go out the window. Have a great day, dear friend.

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Lothian Crafts said...

Love your cuttlebug mess. Storage is always a problem. Hope you have a great day with your friend.

Elaine

Sam said...

Oooo what a lovely mess Julia, hehehe still think I beat you in the mess stakes this week though. I've got wool wrappers everywhere, tape measures, wool, books, hooks and card stuff and thats just on the table, let alone everything else on the floor and out of sight (out of mind, makes me feel tidier lol).
Good idea from piddawinkle might just have to use that...if i remember that is :)
Sam x

Claireliz said...

woohoo get me in the twenties (25) wish I still was lol! I'm early for once, your desk is looking fabbily busy I will be doing doing the rounds later this afternoon.
C
xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I love the word "SHAMBLES" ....it just sort of rolls off the tongue. Enjoy your crafty meeting with fellow WOYWW.....

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

As fast as I posted I moved down the ranks - love the idea, complicated in principle. My craft mat gets used for cutting and stamping but also as a food mat - so bust getting on forget to move things! (was Mr linky no 7, last seen at 13!)

Jennie said...

ooh a lovely mess round the cuttlebug, and last night I stamped on atray in front of the telly!!! lol my number for those who are interested..rofl is 28.
Have a great day.. I am off to try to crack all those jobs that should have been done yesterday!!
Hugs x

Spyder said...

Yep, me too! down down down...(oh pooh now I've got The Saturdays 'Up' song in my head...)Julia your desk is fabulous, thank you sooo much, it doesn't make mine look so bad now, at least yours is a working desk, I've been back on the dining table as there was no room, and things were falling on me! Off to work now, have a good day!!
(Lyn))

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joey said...

Julia come and sprinkle some Shambles at my desk lol its tidy for like the 3rd week in a row I am seriously doubting whats wrong with me lol. You can get the cuttlebug open so its still tidy enough there! lol. Joey.x

Ciara said...

But I'm a name, not a number!! Just kidding, I'm number 35 this week :-).

Third week running for me and beginning to wonder what I used to do on Wednesdays ;-)

Ciara
xx

Pam said...

oh boy I read your post then started scrolling down knowng what I was going to put in the comments, problem is I am so noisey by the time I read everyone elses comments I forgot what I was going to say about your desk... ok back to the top for another look!

Love the lace on you ATG (((I'm no giggling))), and nice to see the bug is in use I have mine on my desk today.

Hugs Pam x

Morti said...

Yo! Me iz in at #38! That lace on the ATG is such a stroke of Victorian inspired genius - love it!! Of course, the other alternative would be to store it laying down... Hopefully I will get a picture of my desk on my blog later - never know your luck!!!

Nikki said...

Now that's a stash pushed to the side your desk isn't that bad just looks like your in the middle ... I'm only 32 today was trying to be younger but alas it's tough around here lol
hugs Nikki

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

#39 - looks far more suggestive with the lace over it.

Cuttlebug area is tiday .... but then you know how I roll too!

Hugs
Kay

Cardmaking Galore said...

Julia, this is getting addictive, lol. I'm enjoying it so much. You really had a great idea about sharing our workspaces - makes other crafters in cyber world so more "real".

Twiglet said...

Wipso and I will be over with our dusters and Mr Sheen while you're out and whip that desk into shape for you!!

JoZart said...

I'm 43 today! Oh yes, I remember it well! Good idea there from Piddawinkles making me younger.
Your desk is busy, busy busy... so what! Still room to craft. Get drilling that handle of Mr BigATG and you can hang him up out of the way.
Have fun today and say Hi from all of us to the WOYWWer you meet. Wonder who?
Love JoZarty x

Chrissie said...

What a delicate 'cache-sexe' you have for your ATG. Mine gets unceremoniously thrust through the arm of my craft light and hangs suspended, out of my way until needed!
Chrissie

Susan Allan said...

A busy desk like yours provides lots of scope for a good play!
Sue xx

Carmen said...

I beat you hands down in Shambles Town today :P

I'll take a ticket with me number and try to remember to present - see how many I remember eh? :P

Jenny said...

Looks great Julia. Enjoy the meet! xxx

jodpea said...

I don't need to put my number, I always use my alias - its easier to spell than my real name! Yeah but shambles isnt a bad thing is it? Like Joey said u can still get the flaps down so theres more than enuf room! Whats the blue contraption over the back that looks ike a printer... Um is it a printer?!

Sue said...

Hi Julia
great piccies, luv the lace, don't tidy up to much you won't find anything again!! Have lovely meet up, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi hun
why did you drape with lace now I want to see under it :0 snoop snoop love the mess again

also posted that stamp for you

Have a great WOYWW day

Kate xx

Kay said...

Have fun on your day out x

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Julia, love your desk and your black lace oo la la. My cuttlebug is on the floor and that gets in a mess with the plates and folders. But have to tidy as I am trying to sell my house. Have a lovely day with your friend big Hugs JO.xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

My Goodness your desk is very busy this week, Love it. Happy Wednesday, Hazelxoxo

The Taming of the Glue said...

Love your lace!!!! Great stuff on your desk, want to have a rummage!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Can I pop round and organise it for you? ;)

Love your crafty mess Julia. :)

Have a lovely day.

Maggie 61 :)

Lou and Mel said...

Excellent idea there (from no 64).
Great things happening on your desk today Julia - a tidy up! Dont you find it harder to find things once the tidy up is complete though? At last if everything is on the desk you know where to find it!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Julia, I'mm 66 today, boy do I feel it too! I had physiotherapy last night, but that's another story!!! Love the lace, that's so modest, it made me laugh. I love to see some mess, it shows that you are busy being creative. Judith xx

Diane said...

Shambles rules I say!!!
No.8-keepforevercards

Sarah Youde said...

Enjoy your tidying, I have been sorting my room and I am really fed up doing it now, I have got all the little bits left to put away now and I don't want to do it!

Joanne said...

I'll come and tidy your desk for you. Just off to pick 6 numbers at random then buy a lottery ticket!!! LOL I'm late this morning so am no.70.
Luv Joanne xx

Carolynne said...

Hi Julia, grat desk today. Enjoy your time in Tidworth, I have passed through it a few times as my Sister lives nearby in Amesbury

xx

ikki said...

Hi Julia, Can see that your Cuttlebug space is doing your head in....but what's the answer.....a bigger machine with storage space (I'm tempted!)or a bigger desk? Or just a shelf (possible Mr. D could help!) When you solve it - let me know....I'll be watching this space!

Have a lovely day at Tidworth. Great to meet fellow crafters. ikki x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Your desk is quite clear Julia,, lots of space to work ; love the lace :-) And if you think your section is a shambles, wait till you see my desk! Funny I've used the same word to describe mine. I'm number 77 (but I suspect we don't all read every comment)
Anne xx

SueH said...

Now there’s me thinking I’m early, only to find I’m number 78!
Things certainly have got busy while I’ve been away.

It’s good to see that some things haven’t changed though….as in….. the clutter on your desk Julia. Lol!

JoZart said...

Oooh er! I've aged rapidly... I'm now 79 thanks to a missing o in my first link! I didn't feel a thing either!
JoZarty x

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Julia
Well I'm number 81, and I have a request that some of your cleaning-up could be wished Down Under to help me do the same over the weekend. Just love this chance to sneak-a-peek at everyones desk and share my slice of chaos.
See you next week
Alicia.R.

Kaz said...

Oh dear Julia, you've really gone and done it now!! It honestly hadn't occured to me about the handle being a bit phallic, and now I will be having a giggle every time I grasp that handle!!!!!

Loving your desk and your swing - it's lovely to know we are normal xxx

Linda C said...

D did you know that a messy desk is a sign of a genius? Yep The sight of all those goodies makes me want to call in sick to work today and dig right in to your work space. Enjoy your day with your fellow WOYWW friend.

Rachael said...
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Dragon said...

Hi to everyone... I am a WOYWW virgin so please be gentle with me!!!! tee hee. I have admired many of your desks for a long time, so here I am, plucking up courage to show and tell!!! I LOVE this whole idea, so long may it continue.
Hugs
Frankie - 85
xx

Scrapcollectr said...

You ever heard the quote "I live in my own little world...but that's okay, they know me here."? Lol. I'm so glad to see someone else who creates under chaotic conditions. Maybe we're just channeling Jackson Pollack. In any case, good to know you all!

craftimamma said...

Aaargh, I'm like JoZart and have aged even more. I'm 87 and will do my best to remember to put it in any comments but at my age I'm afraid the old memory is not what it was (and it's never been much cop really, Lol).

I'm pleased to find that Blogger seems to have got over it's prolonged hissy fit and is responding to my requests today so I'm hoping I get to visit a lot more than the half dozen I managed last week!

Like the look of that 'upside down' tree stamp I see lurking in the bottom right Julia.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

mckinkle said...

Hope you dont mind that I only join in every now and then Julia?

I love your tidy space, I love even more your Bug section!! Ive got little areas that are for select eyes only so well done you on showing yours!

Hope you get a great afternoon of crafting!

Keryn x

Amberbop said...

So jealous! I dream of cuttlebugs ;)I'm with Linda C., but then again, I'm always one for a 'sick day'. xoxo

butlersabroad said...

Love that stamp bottom right on your "clean" desk, is it a chandelier? As to the shambles, for every yin there's a yang! Have a wonderful day meeting up with the anonymous WOYWWer, be sure to let us know how you got on!

Hugs
Brenda (93)

Yours Artfully said...

I've never thought of my ATG in that way before....I'll never be able to look him in the eye again now!!!!

Think I'm no.98 today.

Lin

Julie McDonald said...

Hi Julie, This is my first attrempt and I'll put your link on my blog later. I shall now go back and look at your and all the other work desks.
My desk looks rather boring compared with Sues desk. I'll try to make a better job of this next time. Julie

voodoo vixen said...

I told you.... make a stand for the ATG then it won't be phallic at all!! LOL Love the idea of covering it up.... sounds like the Victorians with their piano legs!! I can't believe I made it before 100 this week... a penalty for it being afternoon for you when I wake up in the morning!!

Toucan Scraps said...

I'm in on 101 today.
Julia your desk looks fun, I want to come and play

Michellee said...

Looks as you've been a Busy BEE!! My motto is "If there's a Mess, There's Progress"!! So your getting your work done.. Cool desk..
Blessings,
Michellee

Rachel said...

I love that what one person thinks of as a mess others think of as tidy. Me, I think your desk looks great. And have fun with your WOYWW; maybe you'll come to NYC one day and we can have fun!

Jingle said...

Well, your desk looks better than mine this week, THAT'S for sure! LOL! 107

triciasconfetti said...

This is the first time I have entered but have been looking for ages. Says I 'm 108. At least it looks as if you might be able to find things - mine is a jumble today.
x Tricia

Doone said...

yay - after an obscenely early start this morning my work is now done and out the way and I can woywwer - foul mood has lifted as a direct result of having feasted my eyes upon your lace encrusted phallic symbol - for Goodness Sake Julia Never Ever Sit Down on your Desk Top....

Dx

69 oops sorry 49 - ha hahah hahahhaaa freudian thinking!?!

Harriet said...

Hi,
Julie
Looks like a desk of a great creative mind.I want a cuttlebug.I think their cute and produce neat things. Sounds like you've been busy . Have fun with your friend. Enjoy!
Harriet

Carola Bartz said...

Well, your desk looks as if soemone is really going creative there! I like that a lot! Have a good time meeting the fellow WOYWWer!!!

Carola, 112

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Julia, I thought it was very tidy and then you had to go and show us the die area, we'd never have known:) I'm half way around the list today and I've a numb bottom and only just remembered I'm supposed to put my linky number in oops. Still I think I'm the only mustavcoffee but thinking about it if you click on our names when replying to comments it should take you to our profile and on to our blogs etc, Have a lovely day :0) xx

Helen said...

I have the same problem with my dies - plus you have to have enough room on your desk for the plates to be able to go through the machine without meeting an obstacle on the other side!
Helen

Piddawinkle said...

Hi my name is Siobhan aka as Piddawinkle and this week Julia I am (drum roll) no 118. glad you liked the idea, mentioned it on mine too as posted that before reading yours, doh. Hope it works, otherwise my name will change, LOL

Lavinia said...

Yes, I can see that gun looks bigger then ever!!!!....lol....so glad you cover'd it up! I think your right it's a very Male looking tape gun! I shouts "I AM A TAPE GUN" like no other really! ..lol....Take care & yes that Cuttlebug section need's a reet bottoming!(sorting)
Lavinia
x

Sarah said...

My first time participating in WOYWW, hope that's okay! Loving your desk this week, lots of fun things!! Reminds me to dig out my Cuttlebug... haven't used it in ages...in fact I have 2!! Don't ask why!! I'm No. 124!! Sarah

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Duh! thought we were meant to put our number with our comment here, but is it supposed to be when we comment on someone's blog?
Anne xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Hope you've had a fab day today. Reasonably messy desk this week...Well done!!

Off to snoop at all the lovely desks now.

A.xx(18)

Jane said...

Oh I'm late this week
x

lisa said...

At least you've got room ON your desk for your cuttlebug. Mine is on the floor as it's the only space I can find for it. I hate putting it away and getting it out everytime I want it!!
Hugs Lisa (125)

Linda said...

You made me laugh with your lace comment. i think next week I should post a photo of our dinning room table. That has become my staging area for stuff I am using or will be using and is usually in worse shape than my desk. Hope you enjoyed your lunch!

Linda #127

peggy gatto said...

I am delighted to hear you are having trouble "finding" stuff!!!
I never got a cuttlebug, they look fabulous and all the things you can do!!
At this point I don't need 1 more thing to add to my mess
(even though I am tempted)!!!

Sarpreet said...

hi Julia, just to add I am number 19. take care

Deb said...

not a shambles at all, you have just been busy! stamping on a notebook is a great idea, I often do it too, often just because it is there too! 131 hugs Debx

Terry Blais said...

I love seeing everybody's creative areas! Thanks. 133 Terry

Esther said...

oohh..so late in posting this week - had to leave for work before your post appeared this morning and not been home long! I think I should be allowed to get to work late on a weds just so I can stay at home a few mins longer to link to WOYWW !!

Anyway - great desk space - nice to see another shambles! Esther xx

Penni said...

Love the lace over the tape gun!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Kerry said...

Yep, my Cuttlebug is my all time favourite toy :)

Janet said...

Hi, I'm a newbie and have only played a couple of times! I'm so sorry but I goofed up the Mr. Linky thingy and can't fix it. My blog is
www.ofcatsandcardstock.blogspot.com.

So fun to see everyone's workspaces! Great projects, lots of creative stuff going on!

Jenny said...

I'd never thought of the dies being a pain to store! might rethink my bigshot plans! *lol*

madebyKarla said...

LOL, thanks for covering 'it' up!

I love that pink book on the left! very cute!

Rachael said...

Hi Julia :) Um the linky has gone :S Unless its just my laptop misbehaving? Loving your desk by the way :D

The Crafty Chick said...

Your poor ATG. I feel quite sorry for him......maybe you could find a she for he and make baby ATG's that are far easier to use than that size. I'm 141. Leandra

Cynthia Eloise said...

wow, great to see other's workspace.

Hazel said...

Hope you enjoyed the lunch time meet up. Lol! at cover the ATG with lace! x

Linda Elbourne said...

I think I am 26 but it is late and I had to scroll down such a long way ... well I can't be sure I remembered properly. Sorry I am sooooo late ... busy day and lazy slob night ... I am going to catch up tomorrow ... Promise :0)

Theresa said...

ArgH - my service keeps getting interrupted when leaving a comment!
Funny Lace Post Julia! Happy WOYWW from 145

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Hiya Julia..
I,m a newbie here to WOYWW..and i love it..some very creatuve things going on..love the lace you have on your desk..i to have the cuttlebug and would not be with out it..
Happy WOYWW
huggies Michelle (linky no 19)must remember this..lol.. Xx

nerllybird said...

Oh no! I'm stupid! I linked last week's page and then I linked this week's page so I'm at 147 and 120something. Please have mercy on me for I am just a poor middle aged woman with big teenagers and no prescription drugs to relieve the horror....the noise! The constant bickering! The daughter who 'sings' with headphones on so as to prompt the arrival of the men from the Hyaenas-in-pain Rescue Society... :S

Linda said...

Hi Julia! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The sheet of grease proof paper is what we call wax paper. I use it to cover my glass mat for the Slice. It helps keep the adhesive sticky a little while longer.

Scrapcollectr said...

Sorry that I had to post my site twice. A lovely friend told me that the link wasn't working. Hope you can visit now!

kristie said...

actually I would prefer that you leave every single phallic symbol out where I can admire it!!! but a little lace is good too! I am all linked up and number 147!! holy crap! better late than never I guess.......

Leonie said...

Thats not so bad! Could be A LOT worse!
I tired to start a woywdw? here in australia but my meagre followers never commented , i got sad and gave up.
So I started WIMWSW? whats in my work studio wednesday, for all those silent visitors out there who dont like to leave comments!
i use A4 size clear plastic draw units to store all my dies in. Embossing in one, tags in another etc. I guess thats ok when you only have a few though not not heaps!LOL
very much enjoying your blog
cheers Leonie :-)

Leonie said...

ooops forgot to add I'm link 151
http://purplefairylady1.blogspot.com/
cheers leonie :-)

Serendipity (Christine) said...

I don't think its a shambles, a little muddly maybe but not that bad :-) Thanks for your comment - I'm in Kent actually so Aldershot is about 70 miles from me - still worth the drive to get to a scrapbooking weekend though :-)) Christine (link no.5)

Daniele said...

the trouble with tidying is that it takes up valuable crafting time, and it only gets in a mess again....lol
have a greta day
hugs

Yvonne said...

Oh Julia, I don't feel so bad now ... I saw the first pic , and thought .. oh my , I think I will have a little clean up .. then saved by the second picture, lol

Yes I am a day late this week .. but hey , who is taking notes, lol
Have a fab weekend hun xx

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Does it count that it is already Thursday here :)
Honest I finished it on Wednesday !
Yur workspace makes me feel glad - so over all those spotless photos of pristine desks without a skerrig of glue on the desk, or a scrap of paper out of place :)

Alisonw30 said...

Good idea with the number thing, will start doing straight away! Hope you enjoyed your chinwag with the fellow WOYWWer x

lisa said...

Hi Julia. I just had to pop back after your comments. My crafty seat is a stool, a very ancient one that belonged to my Mum which I hand decorated and is surprisingly comfortable. I can sit on it all day without getting a numb bum and it's exactly the right height!!
Hugs Lisax (125)

Debs said...

Wotcha been doing with the cropper/hole eyelet pink think that I cannot remember what its called?!!
I'm bringing up the rear at 156!

Paula Gale said...

Wow - i can't believe that cuttlebug desk Julia... i need to organise that for you...

I haven't taken part (so far) this week because I had to swot up for an interview which was supposed to happen today when I returned to work for my second session back. Anyway, they sussed the amount of pain i was in, said i wasn't well enough to go through the interview and cancelled it. They also accepted i wasn't well enough to be at work and told me to go home and go back to the doctors in the morning - and didn't want to see me back in work. So i've had a pretty traumatic time again, but i'll visit desks rather than show mine this week as i just didn't do it.

I've lost the plot a bit these last few weeks and haven't had any energy to do this blogging lark properly. i've just been showing a couple of cards so people know that i'm still around.

anyway, hope your meeting with the WOYWWer went well - its always exciting to meet a fellow crafter and gab away the hours...

take care and 'chat' soon

Paula x x x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

always delightful to read your posts, and my, my, i don't know if i'll ever be able to look at one of those ATG tape guns without thinking it needs a bit of lace!

Pam said...

Hi hon you can borrow anything you want from my desk!

JoZart said...

All things Bright and Beautiful... No 27?? The hymn board was huge!! That's why I just bought the number box!
Thanks for your comment!
The new blog background is a piece of my own art idea done with Spray Starch... see my March 18th post for tutorial!
Hugs JoZarty. x PS my new header should go on soon!! I'm excited!

Sunshine Girl said...

Your desk is looking pretty tidy compared to mine! Hope you had a great afternoon meeting up with a fellow WOYWWer!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

When i saw your desk, I said, "thank goodness!" It's a delight to see a desk as "busy" as mine is! If my desk is neat, you know I haven't done a thing! Patsy from
HeARTworks