Wednesday, 29 September 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday (69)

Oh my giddy aunt...it's not getting any better chez Dunnit! Wipso and Twiglet will be having the vapours and Elizabeth will be trying hard to think of any positive to excuse my mess!

I photographed this on Tuesday as soon as I got home from work. Then I went to my sweet in-laws for a lovely tea, and since then, I've moved the box of Copics - and thereby created loads more space *cough* and made another card or two. It's all good.
See I've re-loaded the ATG monster? well, for the curious amongst you - I weighed it. Fully loaded it weighs 480 grams...just a wisp shy of 1lb. It's kinda top heavy so the weight isn't in the grip and because it works by pulling the trigger it's no harder or easier to use at this newly loaded heavier weight than it is at any other stage really. Anyone else agree?
See I've also progressed to storing my cut'n'dry foams in a separate pot - I tell you, I am seriously joining the big girl crafters! I think the other only interesting thing about this shot is that it really gives away my right handed gene! I'm going to award myself a 9/10 on the scale that Kate keeps - because I think there's still a bit of room to trash!

Right then - show off a bit - upload a photo of your desk to your blog and come on and link it here. It is a great opportunity to 'pimp' your blog, and we all love visitors and comments - well I do! The only membership card is the button you can pick off here and you don't get a discount..you might pick up some customers but mostly and more importantly, you're likely to stumble on a friend. This blogging thing. Shocking good!




114 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gotta agree on the 9/10 scale, but at least you made a go at cleaning the place after the photo. Seems that ATG is a bit heavy, but it is, after all, industrial grade.

I wish I could see that corner punch a bit better. Happy WOYWW, dear friend. Your mess has made you famous, and we wouldn't trade you (or your desk) for the world. Now the BIG question is, how old is that tea?

Ohhh Snap said...

I've yet to try an ATG. As it is I have wrestling matches with my snail as it refuses to dispense more than 4 inches of glue at a time. And by at a time I mean without having to open it and shift the gears by hand.

I actually think you might be an 8/10 there is a bit of room on that desk yet and you haven't really gone for the layered look that I'm so fond of :D.

Color me shocked that I'm second.

Mummylade said...

still room for plenty on your desk - or "a little extra" ;)

Sue said...

Hi Julia
wow ya desk shows just how very busy you have been!! lol, i can still see i ickle space at the front, so room for more!!have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

madebyKarla said...

Hi!
Lovely, creative desk as always! I love your marker storage. I don't have any copics, that's right '0' zero, none! yours look so yummy it makes me want to get some too!

Chrissie said...

The black wheelie thing on top of the left hand spool in my ATG thingy doesn't stay in place and rattles around inside sometimes. It doesn't seem to affect performance, but what am I doing wrong? I don't notice the weight when full, it's just one monster machine!
Chrissie

Jennie said...

oh my... fabulous mess, unlike mine which is VERY tidy!! NOT!! lol couldn't even show it!! never got on with an ATG gun.. do have one, only comes out when I feel I can cope with the tangled mess I always make with it!
Happy woywwing!
xx

Stressed Stamper said...

I spy a clean bit - no I don't I just lie!!!!...love you the way you are...Happy WOYWW
Sarah #6

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

I love my ATG gun, and now wonder what I did without it.

Morti said...

Good Morning Julia!!!! I'm running with the big girls this morning too - got on here in the top 20! LOL Lucky you - I'd like to find some time to actually do some crafting for a change. I think I'm permanently on that Carousel you showed us a pic of the other day!

The Taming of the Glue said...

I don't have an ATG gun just good old fashioned double sided tape and glue! I'm sure that you could fit another half a dozen things on there if you were really determined!!! Love all those Copics.

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

#13 - I tried, truly I did, to just walk away from you desk without a comment other than on the ATG ... but couldn't resist it and popped back to have another look ..... even for us messie crafters, that is a doozie of a desk this week ...... well done in the mess stakes, I am only just behind you though.

Hugs
Kay

secret scrapbooker said...

Morning Julia :0) Fab picture love to see lots going on.
Kate x

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
Your desk looks just like mine.......
tidy up and all the little bits and bobs that you need for that 'different' little piece are gone.
Love it!!!
Have a great day.
Suexx

nerllybird said...

Omigod I've made myself late now! Still, near the front of the list, yippee!

I've just started a separate pot for my cut'n'dry - great minds think alike? Or something less flattering, lol? x

Tracy Evans said...

Wow Julia what a desk, you have been very busy, first thing I noticed was that corner crunch thing on the left LOL. Least your pens are still tidy LOL. Wanted to ask you a question Julia, I have tried to schedule my post today but it did not work. I typed it and then entered the time for it to schedule but no it did not load onto my blog at the said time. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Hope you don't mind me asking only you schedule yours quite frequently. Many thanks, Tracy Evans x x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I can definately craft space down at the bottom is that the 1? :) - mine didn't respond to schedules blog either, but it is all new and shiney to use.

Daniele said...

morning Julia your desk looks as busy as ever
hugs

Helen said...

I think you have loads of space on your desk, Julia!! Why you can see the space where you make stuff..... Have a great day.

Pam said...

Wow I take it you will be using the push back method this week:-) like the crown stamp. Hugs Pam x

Yvonne said...

I so want one of them ATG , they look amazing and every one is raving about them.
My desk is as bad ( or is that good) as your so thats all good with me.. nice to see it like it, means we are very active in our work. although , Imine is just a dumping ground at the mo,lol

sasa said...

You know the more chaotic a desk - the more inviting I think. And the more realistic. A month ago I had a huge clean clear up and it all looked so surreal I just kept staring at it and not doing anything. When the dust out-layers your embossing powders - well, then a quick spruce up might be necessary...
Thanks for this great blog - and P.S. to answer your question from last week - What is the big chunk of wood on my photos? I had to think - ...is that my husband, oh no, it is an old bench in the back garden made from old planks...

Wipso said...

Hehehe the mess I've had this weekend has even beat yours this week.....mine included lots of brick dust! But of course you've guessed it....It's all cleaned up ready for work to resume on Monday morning :-)
A x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Morning Julia, wow loads going on again this week. I really need to clear mine up today. You never see the other side of my craft room, its such a mess, everything is just thrown onto the old arm chair there. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week. Sorry i missed meeting you at Ali Pali, maybe next year?

hugs Heidi xx

kath said...

crikey julia this may just win this week's oscar for the messiest desk...love the abandoned specs and cup of tea...big hugs kath xxx

Doone said...

wasn't going to post then saw JoZarts message - you are right - this blogging thing - Shocking Good...

Dx

She said...

Morning Julia, loving your desk...........makes me want to come and play :-) Love my ATG..one of my best crafty buys! Hopefully this week I will leave the right number on comments!! S x

Anneliese said...

oooh you've got a muller crunch corner on your desk !! ... mmmm love those :D & your desk is a beautifully tidy as always :D x

Gez said...

Morning Julia I think I'm coming to the conclusion it doesn't matter how much room we have we still end up with the same 5" square of working space! Have a great day. Hugs, Gez.xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow a very busy desk today. Lovely load of copics there. Its a bit like mine today and I am wandering if I have any space to craft.

Elaine no.38

Spyder said...

Oh you hav a giddy aunt too, how strange. Do you think it's catching?? Good Morning...still here, late?? yes,but who cares, this is sooo much more fun! I've noted well over twelve (I lost count) ATG monster's on my rounds, and wondered how heavy they were but also wondered how long they lasted, but of course that's like asking how long is a piece of string, as it depends on how much, and what you use it for, doesn't it? Have a great day, I'm off now...spoes I'd better go... I'd rather be crafting
((Lyn))

Ali H said...

Hi Julia - creative chaos is good ! Too tidy & you won't feel like starting something - too much like blank page syndrome !
I have a jam jar for my cut & dry foam pieces and keep "jamming!" them in - but after a while they protest and spontaneously erupt in a lava like way onto my desk !! Your more open pot looks like a better option !!

Diane said...

The ATG does seem to be a bit of a monster....but I wouldn't swap mine for anything else!

Claire x said...

A creative crafty mess .... what more could we crafters ask for ...... the desk wouldn't be you Julia without it LOL. Have a fab day. Hugs, Claire x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you are early today! and my desk is a mess this week too!

Cardarian said...

Ah you lucky girl having such a messy desk! At least the mojo is there and you are doing things! Who cares about the mess - interesting that the gun weight is almost a 1lb! I am thinking of buying one myself - I have one already but it is another make and I have so much problems getting the refills I am giving up!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Joanne said...

Oh that desk is certainly busy. At least everything is to hand! I understand that decorating those ATGs is the 'in' thing. Surely that would make them even heavier? Good luck using it.
Luv Joanne xx

Hels Sheridan said...

OMG, my Aunt just went a bit giddy indeedily seeing your mess, I mean desk ROFL.. a busy desk is a sign of a... erm... untidy crafter LMAO... thanks for sharing hun... my desk is uber tidy and I fear this polished halo of mine may just strangle me LOL x

downrightcrafty said...

hi hun

love the fact that you moved those gorgeous copics to make some room, another technique that I could adopt. Would have been another 10/10 if you had not lol
thanks for the snoop
Happy WOYWW day
Kate and the Messy Scale xx

Kate said...

You could defintely push back and load up a lot more there. Now I don't wish to be indelicate but what is the purple item on the right next to the ATG gun?

** Kate **

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun how messy is your desk he he makes mine look major tidy but you do have a little space left happy WOYWW hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ah well to most of us Julia it all looks good on your desk, nice and colourful :-)
Good grief here I am up early and still only number 57!
Anne xx

Angie said...

Still no WOYWW but I have been posting bits ...give me a couple more weeks and I will be back on track ...I am missing having a day long nose ...who am I kidding ..it takes me 3 days lol xx

Rosie said...

Sorry I've been AWOL lately, but I'm back! I love looking at your desk, it's always so much messier than mine that it makes me feel all virtuous and good, so you are therefore providing a valuable public service! Keep up the good work ...

cauliflower cupcake said...

Wow - I'd love all those Copics - I think you've got a lot more room on that desk to mess up still! Just wanted to say I really love this WOYWW

Deanne said...

havent felt able to join in but i kinda did this morning, albeit nothing crafty lol
another fab desk julia and remember the messier the more creative you are being :) xx

Sarah said...

Weightlifting while you craft - whatever next! Although sure there is 454G in a lb?
I'm late again today, so much for being organised

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

pretty copics!!!
your desk looks like mine:) post stamp size space for placing your project you are working on and the other 90% covered in stuff! I do exactly the same....creative!

Alix said...

wow julia you do look well and truly stuck in there!! lol

Carmen said...

Never a truer word said about blogging :)

As for that cut 'n' dry foam. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but the ink just soaks into it and doesn't move around at all - maybe I need to be less impatient and give it another go.

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - maybe when I finished Wipso's ironing on Monday (Poor thing had been up to her eyes in demolition dust this weekend!) I should have nipped over and cleared your desk!! As long as you have a bit of room to work, why worry. lol

Cath said...

Great desk! I love looking at all these desks as I see loads of things that are totally new to me. Not sure about the glue gun, I was thinking of getting one but I think it might take up to much space in the suitcase that I can use for other things.

Cathx

Elliephant said...

defo a 9/10, well done. So long as you have just enough space to keep creating, well the rest doesn't matter! Sorry for such a long absence, missed my WOYWW like crazy, not going to do it again!

Lou and Mel said...

A very colourful and creative looking desk this week!

Ciara said...

I actually feel somewhat minimalist after seeing your desk! But hey, if it works for you, don't stress it!

Still not sure about the yellow phallic monster, hmmmm.

Gosh, I'm number 72 I think this week, what a slacker

Ciara
xx

The Paper Princess said...

Morning Julia

The first thing to catch my eye on your desk was those Copics - I would love to give them a try! Sorry, no desk shot again - it's been so hot I haven't wanted to hang around long enough to take a picture of my mess! Our weather is backwards here - summer was cool - autumn is brutal!

Have a great day!
Ramona :-)
#78

WW said...

I don't know how you guys over in the US make it on here so early. I'd have to pretty much stay up all night to do it.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's desks.

Leo said...

I've not got an ATG I'm good with Pritt Stick and my glue gun, do they leave you with the backing paper like normal DST? If they made less waste than DST I might consider trying one out.

Clean up your desk! :P I can talk mine's looking a pit just lately.
xx Leo

Katie said...

Hehe! Where do you work? It's so messy! I love how colorful it is! Have a great week!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear Julia.... how did you manage to make a couple of cards? Where did you lay them down? I'm breaking out in hives as I type... but it obviously works so well for you!! LOL

Myra Shaw said...

Hello everyone! I'm joining in for the first time. What a great way to get motivated to at least post something on your blog once a week. Fabby idea! Thanks for letting me tag along

Jingle said...

I think it looks like buckets of FUN! It makes me want to come play!

Dragon said...

Hi again, Julia... I really want to come and play on your desk... shall we do a swap??? I am really LOVING this weekly date with everyone's space, and it makes me realise I am quite lucky to have a nice room
Hugs
Frankie 87
xx

Lavinia said...

OOhhh ek! How do you find anything on there? The tape gun's pretty heavy when loaded eh!... But I know this desk is just a smoke screen for your Genius Julia!!! You can fool me no more!...I know how good you are:))Love the look of the Copic's, wouldent mind them on my desk!
Lavinia
x

Helen said...

Your desk looks lovely and messy, just like mine!
Helen (94)

Thistleblue said...

Afternoon Julia! Fantastically busy desk, full of crafty goodies! Very cute crown stamps there. Have a happy WOYWW and a great Week, hugs Michelle x

minnie_mac said...

What a happy-looking colourful desk. Looks like you have been having lots of fun.

Marilyn

S said...

I want to pick up that ATG gun just so I can see the little stamps sitting underneath - aren't I nosy?

Nicks said...

what a fab desk today... thats more like it!

Afraid I have changed acronyms today xxx

Sanna said...

Oh how glad I am. I'm not only one who's desk is messy. :)

Marcia Antle said...

Thank you for doing this WOYDW, it is so much fun to see what everyone is doing!
Marcy'

airing cupboard crafts said...

Ha ha Jake is stood here with me and we just looked at your desk and he said 'wow mum that's a really messy desk. You would never have a desk like that' bless him he obviously doesn't see mine when I have the door closed.

Loving your desk today looks very creative. Have blogged finally and have a very picture heavy post for you. See you soon xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Chuffed with meself having gotten around all 100 desks so far today ... then I realised I had n't visited you ... oops ... still I am here now :0)

Cynthia Eloise said...

i can see i'm going to have to get up much earlier to get posted ahead of elizabeth or stay up a wee bit later tuesday. thanks julie for giving us all an opportunity to come together to share a little bit of our lives.

Sherry said...

I'm so enjoying this Julia! Just added my link.
I think your desk looks swell - literally and just the way it should be! I'm thinking I can pick up lots of hints and tips from visiting all of the desks and maybe I can join the big girls crafters club too!

Carola Bartz said...

I love the mess on your desk!

nnalorac said...

My first visit and I do feel so good about my dest, think yours beats me hands dow!! love it!! nnalorac.xx

BethanyR said...

I love my ATG gun...I have had mine for 3 years now....I love it so much that I gave one as a Christmas gift to all my favorite craft buddies...I love that the tape last so long, holds so strong and is so cost effective...

lisa said...

Definitely a very busy desk, Julia and there's nothing wrong with that. Mess equals creativity in my book. Your copics look very organised though. Love the half drunk mug of coffee. An essential on any desk!! I wonder whether any crafters actually drink HOT drinks or whether they are permantely cold!!
Hugs Lisax (109)

Sarah Youde said...

Urgh, my link is pointed to last weeks post so people are commenting on that. I am such a plonker.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

your desk always looks so fun and busy!

Li'l Pidge said...

Loving WOYWW, as a lurker for some time I decided to take the plunge...off to have a look at others now
kyla

Pauline said...

Busy desk going on there! Yes I have an ATG gun too, newly purchased last week, finding it a bit tricky, but I'm sure I'll get used to it! The paper bag on my desk was empty - it had some flowers and ribbon from my local craft shop in it, the flowers are on the desk on the left hand side of my craft mat.

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

First time WOYWW for me, stumbled across you whilst blog hopping and so glad I did!!

joey said...

AGREED!!! this Blogging lark is fabulous as is the friendship, Me thinks even better than the creations lol. Loverly desk Julia I am so pleased I can say mine is messy today :O) after weeks of tidyness I was getting worried, sorry I am late getting around I had my post linked up for me and have been out alllllllday grrr! Joey.x

oneoff said...

First time WOYWW for me too. I've been enjoying looking at everyone else's workspaces, and looking forward to joining in. Dunno what time I tried to post, but the links were in the 30s when my laptop ceased to cooperate and requested to have its innards examined by the techie. I will do my best to do the rounds asap and comment asap.

Piddawinkle said...

OMG Julia am so late this week am no 121, that number reminds me of work, bah humbug place, where we have one to one's (get it) LOL. Oops maybe i forgot my sane tablets today, your desk evolves week by week, mine is actually messy (for me) this week and my laptop is perched on the edge of it, so I could do WOYWW, just mustnt press down too hard with the left hand or there will be lots and lots of tears. :0 121

Karla Anderson said...

Colorful Copics....great pic - looks like you have been coloring!

Scrapcollectr said...

Julia,
I could never say a bad word about your lovely desk because mine looks very much the same. I guess that's just how we roll. Lol It looks very inviting, as is. Happy WOYWW!
Your friend at Linky #124
=D

Anne said...

would love to come and play at your desk !! lots of goodies !!
Anne xxx

Terry & Kim said...

Wow! Everyone is so quick. And I'm in the 120s yet again. I love seeing all the desks - yours has all kinds of fun stuff on it! Take care. Terry #127

Heather x said...

I can see a smidgeon of desk wood babe....so you must have tidied ;p
*hugs* Heather x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Oh I just love your desk Julia - so colourful and creative. My favourite pens are Copics so you've gained loads of brownie points from me!!
HUgs, Sylvia xxx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Wow Julia, lots to see!! I see some really cute stamps. I just got my Pink Scotch gun yesterday and I am already in love with it. ~jeni :) *106*

Linda C said...

Oh my your desk is awesome. A true creative mind works there!

Kristie said...

This is such a fun idea!! My desk looks bare in comparison LOL!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your desk just shows how busy you are.. thanks for the WOYWW.. you are the BEST!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #132 my bigest number yet..lol

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Hi, look at your lovely busy creative space there - fab copics. Thanks for your visit - my diddy sewing machine only does straight stitch, shame but I'm learning to adjust! It's a lovely little one - Dunelm Mill, available on their website :-) (No.3)

Leonie said...

Hi Julia , your desk always looks so interesting!
Thanks for sharing- I'm really enjoying your WOYWDW
have a fairy happy day from australia
fairy leonie no:136

http://purplefairylady1.blogspot.com/

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

Wow! So many fun things on your desk. I posted mine much too late, but thought I would still try to get it in. I did write a very long story and put a lot of pics. Just to explain my space. Hope it does not bore everyone too much! Yours is great. You have been busy!

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Julia
Firstly I must apologise for being a day late, my computer had human problems...
A very busy desk there and love the copic collection you have, aren't they addictive!
Thanks for another great share
Alicia.R. (#138)

Kerry said...

I don't believe you have a desk under there at all :) Still can't decide on the ATG gun, but they do look great and last a long time.

Hazel said...

Bit late this week, but got here eventually

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia! I love looking at all the bits and pieces on your desk! I also love it when I see a messsy desk- I am not ALONE! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sue from Oregon said...

I have to say I love my ATG gun too...just wish they could downsize it a wee bit!

akilli melek said...

Hi Julia, it's not the mess I worry about, it's how productive my mess has been. Love looking at your desk/blog - lots of inspiration. Caroline

Lizzybobs said...

hi loving your mess this week - lol abd Hugs Liz

Dee said...

Hi, directed here by a friend. Ok, so my pic was taken on Thurs, but because it is never clear, i had to take a picture to remind myself what my desk looks like! Can see some serious blog hopping time coming up! Dee x

DW Peot said...

Just thought I would share what was on My Desk this Wednesday! Cheers!

nnalorac said...

You were right, spent ages visiting blogs and how friendly it all is and so much fun, thanks for the uplifting experience and will definitely be back again! Totally agree on the SU stamps they want their cake and eat it I think and don't really like the idea of sets, paying for stamps you don't like in the pack! Some of the new stamp packs extortionate, nearly £30, for once I left well along and I can tell you that's a first!!!! Have a lovely weekend. nnalorac.xx

JoZart said...

Oooh er! I'm last, late and I don't know what happened as I posted my WOYWW desk very early and I think I was no 13! Where did it go? Now I'm 144.
I was on holiday last week and my desk was the dining table looking out to sea. I was up so early ( 6 am) with my little grandee and it all seems to have gone pear shaped. Had trouble posting comments but I'm home now and will try to catch up.
Love your desk Julia with all it's colourful goings on. You've certainly been busy and you realtionship with MrJCB/ATG is developing.
JoZarty x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Since I started this week's comments, I may be the one to close them out. I just wanted to tell you my lack of artistic motivation must have extended to WOYWW, because it took me until just a few minutes ago to finish visiting everyone this week. Just in time for the next one (grin). Hope you had a great crop, dear.

Paula Gale said...

Hey Julia, i'm only a week late - but what's 7 days between friends???!!!

I shaln't go into some long falluted story about the where's and whyfores LOL...

Desk looks pretty much as it did last week - and you cheated, because you didn't let us see the cutting desk again LOL...

Mine was a disaster and I did take a pic with high intentions, then it didn't happen...

I trust you are OK... speak soon

Paula x xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Thanks Julia! After seeing your desk I can post a picture of my own mess again... :D But first I need a huge cup of coffee!