Wednesday, 17 November 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 76


What isn't on there - a question a few of your pose on some weeks. Well, I'm with you sistahs, this week, my desk shows everything and because I skived from work early on Tuesday, you get a full frontal stark daylight shot. Grim. Because I'm scheduling this post, I suppose I can reassure you that I'm going to clear it up - I need to, I have loads to do and frankly I am now at the stage of needing to start again; it's that bad. Gosh, that empty beer bottle and equally empty foam banana packet doesn't do much for my clean living reputation huh! I'm still beavering over Christmas cards, but have non Christmas stuff in the pipeline too, so the crafty things are all good - it's just the desk that appears to get the better of me! In view of upcoming events , I'm having some lessons from Miss Dunnit about the manipulation of digital images. She is not as patient as I'd like. And apparently, my ability is questionable. I'll show her. Or I'll fall flat on my face.

Some interest to those of you digi babes - Angela at Toucan Scraps (WOYWWer of immense staying power) has put out a call for Tutorial Writers - check it out - you have nothing to lose!
http://colestoucan.blogspot.com/2010/11/tutorial-writers-call-full-time-guests.html

So I've shown you mine - now you show all of us yours! Photo your desk, workspace, counter top, lap tray - whatever you're doing, put it on your blog and then visit here to leave a link. Then loads of us will come by for a rummage. Simple. It's all about sharing what you're doing and showing us what you've got! Thanks!


109 comments:

Helen said...

It's all very well scheduling posts, I wish you could schedule the linking, lOL.Love your busy looking desk today, Julia - full frontal or not! Good luck with the clearing up - I am sure by now it is completely clear and tidy, Ha Ha!! Have a great day. off to finish getting ready for work now!

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

See, now youo've said it .... "foam bananas" ..... I simply have to have some now!

Hugs

Kay

voodoo vixen said...

You can keep the beer, just pass over the foam bananas... I love those sweets and haven't seen them here yet!! Hmmm, methinks a tidy up is perhaps the order of the day... it looks like you have been awfully busy!!

AmberInk said...

HAHAHA Julia...Full frontal! Just like the TSA scandal in our neck of the woods! Thanks for being transparent and going for the full imaging. We'll show you ours too as always!

Chrissie said...

I have more of the 2010 version of the Stokes personal Chrissy cards to finish too Julia, but if I don't sell many of the ones I've been making for challenges over the weeks, then they will be called into service too.
Your desk look about as messy as mine this week, although most of my detritus is cleverly out of the shot!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love love love the messy desk. It is saying, "come play with me!" Enjoy your WOYWW...
*smile*

Jennie said...

Julia, here I am up at silly o'clock waiting for you to post! There I am thinking you get up and do it! Silly me, of course you schedule it! lol One of the wonders of blogging! I mean how many of us sit and wait to post at midnight or 6 o'clock in the morning? or in my case write it at 5am, and wait to link..lol So while you are learning the intricacies of digi images, please could you just pop over to mine and add my link to your blog every wednesday! Liking the beer bottles and empty sweet packets. Come over to mine I have a packet of biscuits ready to be eaten!
Hugs x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Not sure why I am even trying to comment :) but I do every week! I haven't taken a woyww shot in bright daylight in weeks. I try to snap one just before dd comes home from school (which is usually when I stop crafting for the day and when womww is what WILL BE on mww to continue on Wednesday) but by then it's getting dim. {sigh} Will all my typing be for naught? Hope not!

Mary Anne

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

That is one busy desk, don't come and visit me this week because I'm Miss Tidy and you'll be green with envy!!!
Have fun tidying up...A.xx(2)

She said...

Morning Julia. Love your desk...............not even started on Chrissy yet..........but I've got ages haven't I?? Have a great day :-) S x

akilli melek said...

Julia love your messy desk. off to try and link up. mr linky not playing this morning.... caroline

JoZart said...

Well that is certainly as bad as mine and really up front and honest aren't we two? Just got up for a ... well a you know what, so thought I'd add myself to the list but the heating isn't on yet and the wind is howling out there so, I'm going back to bed for an hour or two now! Great being retired, innit?!!
Laters..... love JoZarty x

peggy gatto said...

Have a great wednesday!!!

JoZart said...

Don't know why but my name won't add to the list.... can anyone else add me please?... I've entered it about 5 times but it won't go on. I should be No 12 but something is wrong here. Thank you.....
JoZarty x
http://jozartdesigns.blogspot.com

JoZart said...

Please ignore last message !! 12 names have suddenly just popped on the list!
Jo x

Hels Sheridan said...

Phew... I thought that mine was bad, you have made my day!! Actually, my desk isn't soooo bad, it is the floor... and the other desk which is just toooo bad to take a pic of LOL
LOVE your foam banana packet... I love foam bananas :O)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

JoZarty, that's because all of us were adding our names at the same time (yup, i was on #12 too. my, that list filled up quickly!
well, my desk is needing a clean up as well, Julia!

Loopylou. said...

yey julia your desk looks a little how mine normaly looks!!!! he he he!! bet it gorgeous and clean again now though! have fun with the digi's hun, i love them, then again i love anything crafty!!! lol!! hugs Lou xx

Nicky said...

It's definitely a full on frontal shot - at least crafting is a good mess to be in. Beer no problem but you can keep your foam bananas. Have a great Wednesday x

Sue said...

wow now that is one very busy desk hun,i guess the beer bottle is there ready to be altered!!! lol, good luck with the digi lesson, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue.x

Rhonda said...

What's a foam banana? PS. (My post is scheduled for the early morning, Pacific time, USA. Please stop by later in the day.)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Julia, yet again a busy desk. I always laugh when I go looking on WOYWW blogs and see those large tape guns - they loom like a piece of equipment not to be messed with!!! Where's my foam bananas - I used to spend my pocket money on them and cola bottles - yum tum. Thanks for sharing your workspace and for organising this each week. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)

jude said...

Lovely Clear piccy of your desk hun,But nothing compared to my mess ontop of last weeks mess that makes it a double WOYWW Mess
lol....have fab day hugs judex

Lisa said...

Julia, Thanks for giving me the impetus to carry on scrapping and I have sort of figured out how to do scheduled posts too... they are a great idea if you are stuck for time and ain't we all these days! hoping to pop around to everyones blogs even if i don't get to leave a comment...
Happy Day
Lisa x

Spyder said...

wooww I was here at #19, but I'm a slow reader!! and typest! Fab desk this week, and makes mine look, not toooo bad, but, could do better, about a c+ I think! (Of course...there's no way I'm showing anyone the floor!)
Have a great day
Lyn...not late for work, as I'm going in a bit later...

Doone said...

Bummer , I'm in the forties again! ha ha ha
love your messy desk, honestly, and my Christmas pressie this year is lessons in CS5 from my art student son - he's impatient too - I say listen matey I'll post the photos of you learning to eat if your not careful... or the one when you picked up your toy suitcase put on your hat and announced you were leaving for work (otherwise stark naked)

Dx

Mummylade said...

can't click your picture, my computer is broken =(

Wipso said...

Good morning to our Queen of snoop. Thats a fine old mess you have this week. I'll lend you my tidy fairy for an hour if it would help :-) Good luck with the digi learning....I'm sure you will master it :-)
A x

Susan said...

Hi Julia,
Wow I thought I'd had an explosion on my desk this week...your desk looks very creative! Creativity and neatness are opposites aren't they? Can you stop taking photos of your ATG gun? (LOL) I sooo want one but the shipping to AUS is really expensive. Think I might get myself one for Christmas and give it to my hubby to wrap!
Thanks for sharing (and organising this each week). Susan #17 xxox

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your desk is very busy today. Christmas cards are what most of us are trying to get done well I am..lol
Elaine

Cardarian said...

You are certainly busy - unlike me! Ha, ha had a laugh at your not very patient daughter - mine is the same - she gets an allergy when she has to show me something on the computer :-O !
Eh well!
Hugs,
Cardarian

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misteejay said...

Now that is a 'busy' desk (trying to be polite LOL). Have fun with the digi stuff - I still haven't ventured into that...find it hard enough moving around the PC under normal circumstances let alone try and be creative on it.

Toni :o)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

A veritable feast of craftyness ;)

Jo Davies said...

Hi Julia, love the busy desk this morning! Good luck with your digi tutorial I'm sure you will do great! Jo xxx (35)

Stressed Stamper said...

not forgotten about woyww will be back soon promise - this time of year - too much going on...aaaahhhh
Sarah

Lycan_Art said...

You sure seem busy, thanks for the chance to show my desk

Morti said...

PMSL - as usual. I linked up this morning but had to leg it to work. So here I am, finally able to comment after having read all the comments, and I'm definitely PMSL.

First up, Foam bananas. I must have had a mis-spent youth. 'specially as my folks were running a dance school/am dram society. My first thought was "what the hell has Ms Dunnit got foam bananas on her desk for?". Second thought was "nah, must be a pack for bananas made of foam". I hadn't clicked on the pic to enlarge, you see.... I completely forget people eat those foam banana sweets.....yak......

I have visions of Jennie poised over her return key this morning, going "wait for it....wait for it....." and Doone has commented on my blog already this morning and apparently I'm a primate (fab.... LOL). Today is definitely looking up!

Scrapcat 1 said...

It all looks very busy have a great day

Cheryl said...

Morning hun,loving the desk this morning,hun good luck with the tidying it up I have sorted out all mine this week,but then thats me,just have to have things sorted,hehe
have a great day hun hugs cheryl xxxx
oh good luck with the digi tutorial hun,

Ali said...

I really must work out this scheduling thing... it sounds very useful! :lol:

Your desk looks a lot busier than mine this week... though the non-workspace bits of mine are a lot messier! :lol:

Tried my best to get around all the blogs last week but didn't come even close! Must do better this week... :D

Twiglet said...

Good luck with the digi stuff - a bear of little brain like me would struggle too I think!! You will do it!!

Leonie said...

thanks for sharing!
Wish my desk looked as interesting!!
happy WOYWW!
luv from the fairies xx (65)

Anne said...

Lots happening on your desk !!!!! love it !
Leaving mine to fend for itself today but will be having a snoop round eveyone else's when I get home later !!!
"see" you all soon
Anne xxx

nnalorac said...

Fine mess to be in! I don't know anything else, have a great day. Carolxx

Lulabelle said...

Love your mess! Have a great Wednesday!

Kate said...

Mmmmmmm foamy bananas! Have a great day.

** Kate **

Susan Allan said...

Julia, your desk looks almost as bad as mine. I am so depressed about it...are you depressed, secretly?
Have a great day
Sue xx

Becky Bowden said...

Hi from a first time WOYWW'er lol. Looking forward to having a nosey round your blogs and workspaces and getting to know you all! Becky x - The Girlie Blogger (72)

Mandi said...

what clean living reputation?? lol
Super creative desk you have as always Julia!
i NEED to make christmas cards double quick

thanks as always
mandi x

S said...

You gotta luv a desk that so busy.

karen said...

There certainly is a LOT of stuff on that desk, lol! That's good though, it means maybe you were using it to make one of your wonderful creations! Can't wait to see what may have come from all that stuff!
Happy WOYWW!

Theresa said...

Good Luck cleaning up! I just did the same and was amazed at what I found buried;) Beer helps or perhaps a gin and tonic...
Have fun with your digital classes. Am thinking you'll be a pro very soon!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I am glad you too have an impatient teenage daughter....the word "muuuuuuuuuuuuuum" rings in my ears especially when I get tangled on her sewing machine ;) We love em really ..... mine's a little angel and am sure yours is too

Toucan Scraps said...

Looks like you have had lots of busy crafting fun there, thanks for the tutorials call link.
I'm in on 83 this week.

secret scrapbooker said...

Finally made this week...very late but nevermind...of to have a mooch now :0)
Kate x

Kaz said...

Good morning Julia, missed out last week so have made a special effect to get here today, looks like that desk is prepping for some serious christmas cards!! good luck with them and thanks for sharing x

kazx
(78)

Carmen said...

Foam bananas and beer - you certainly know how to live :D I prefer the chocolate covered foam banans! Ummmmmmm.

minnie_mac said...

Messy desk? Snap. Actually yours is much tidier than mine, and you still have some space to work on. Foam banana? A new one on me.

Marilyn

scrapwordsmom said...

So I just found you!! This idea is sooooo cool and one I am gonna begin participating in! Thanks for the inspiration:)

The Paper Princess said...

The boys would have a delight playing on your desk this week Julia!

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

Bettythebaglady said...

If you are so clever at your blog then the digital manipulation should be a doddle. Easiest way I have found is to let all those with whizzy fingers to get out of the way then just plod along however that's a problem if it has to be sorted by Sat! Good luck

butlersabroad said...

So nice to see a return to form. I had to think for a minute what foam bananas were! And I'm rather interested in the plans for the beer bottle! I think I'm 92 this week, which is amazing as I'm linking 45 mins earlier than normal!!

hugs
Brenda

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Wow, so many posts already! I'm posting about 40 min. earlier than last week, but moved up several spots! Oh well, it's all good!

Kathy said...

Finally got my desk photos loaded after an almighty struggle with loading images onto blogger - it seems to have taken a dislike to firefox so had to try IE in the end. Moody wotsit

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Christmas cards - green with envy, my christmas mojo seems to have disappeared off to the north pole LOL Rach xx

Jingle said...

What the HECK are foam bananas? Must be a UK thing! LOL! I can relate to the empty beer bottle, though! HA! Your desk looks like creative happiness! #101

kayc said...

Foam banana??? Happy WOYWW. Kathleen x

Doone said...

Hi re: malware - you may have an oversensitive virus checker or firewall set up - I have links to my web in recent posts, as well as embedded images and videos - some virus checkers ( darn them) will put up malware messages because of those links - it isn't mal ware and the message is deceptive - it should differentiate and say - there are links on this page ...have checked out my end ( ooh err mississ) and the blog and web site is virus and malware free....

dx

Lou and Mel said...

So many projects and not enough time to clear up - sounds familiar in this game!

olive said...

its great being able to 'snoop' see whats going on.... thanks. loving your mess! xxx

Holly said...

You can do it... I have to say though those Digi Stamps can be tricky.. I've tried several times and feel flat each time.. I just can't seem to get them to color without the ink bleeding everywhere..

Elizabeth said...

Where's the kitchen sink??? It's got to be there somewhere. Seriously, I know what it's like to be beavering away at Christmas cards - there's only 5 weeks to go! Elizabeth #104

Sherry Goodloe said...

Good morning Julia! Christmas cards??? I only WISH I could take a day to sit down and create some of those *sigh*. The days are just going so quickly this month to manage to get everything done. I swear I am going to start in July next year! LOL

Sherry said...

Thanks for the snoop once again Julia - I've just linked mine too (120)

Elizabeth said...

Oops - done it again and don't know why but my number is 113 this week:) Elizabeth

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, what a lovely mess!!! The clean up could be interesting...

Kalyber said...

I can't believe it's barely 10 am and I am number 124. Of course being 7 hours behind you has it's drawbacks.

Your mess isn't THAT bad. I love that you've got such wonderful natural light.

jenny said...

Fabulous work space!! A very creative desk :)
I have been visiting for a while now and thought I would join in for a change!
Hope you like my space :)

Jenny xx

Lavinia said...

I like the Beer Bottle! And I like the pic! Shows your a compleat do'er, busy as a crafty bee! And theres nowt wrong with that!
Lavinia
x

Kirsti said...

Mmmmh...I am glad to see I am not the only one with empties on her desk from time to time...lol...

This is the first time I have joined in but it won't be the last!!! Having a right good nosy!!!...xxx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Ok whose desk is this really? It cannot be yours, so very busy!!

Julie M said...

The foam bananas had me confused until I read a few of the comments, Julia!! I love those sweets, yum yum. I also like marshmallows, milk teeth, flogs and flying saucers!!

Asides from that, very busy desk, and I've got the same blue daylight here!

Julie

DW Peot said...

I always enjoy stopping by and seeing messy desks that are actually worse than mine! WAhhhoooo! Fabulous! Hugs!

Kalyber said...

Thanks for stopping by Katemade Designs. Christmas card stuff is top right. Hot pink and white with snow flake stamps and glitter glue.

Violets Corner said...

Oh, banana foams, yum! Fab pic, we love them busy don't we! Keep them coming!

Hugs
Maarit

Deb said...

a busy desk is a good desk! good job you told us you took this last night or we would be worrying about you crafting with beer first thing in the morning! hugs Debx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Beer? sometimes I just wish I could down one myself but I'm quite a sweet tooth kind of girl and would rather have a Martini or a glass of wine. Enjoy!

Mrs A. said...

My work desk is tempoarily out of bounds due to a family move but this is just to say Thankyou to everyone who called by last week with comments
on my blog. I managed to get round nearly all of your lovely desks and leave a message.To answer a couple of questions. The smocked material is still drapped over my sewing machine. I don't plan to reuse it for anything at the mo. Just enjoying my childhood looking at it.
A rug mug is a quilted mat bigger than a coaster that will take both your mug of tea/coffee plus a couple of cookies on the side. The one I am making is nearly finished so will post a pic next Wednesday.

Rachel said...

I love your desk. I want your desk. I miss my desk! All that creative stuff! Yum. Thanks, as ever, for sharing and for hosting this insanity!

Daniele said...

OHHH I love those foam bananas, I always get my kids to get me from the pick n' mix at the cinema when they go, desk is still as midge untidy, but I'll let you off .....lol
hugs

Ciara said...

I'm such a muppet, it's taken me until now to realise that I forgot to comment this morning. I blame Mr (On-the-B)linky as he didn't want to add my link and then decided to put it on twice. Grrrr

Hope you drank the beer before eating the foam bananas, beer is always minging after having something sweet!

Ciara
xx

Li'l Pidge said...

Love your desk...beer in the craft room-a girl after my own heart!

{ Emma } said...

Silly Mr Linky posted the wrong link the first time. The correct one is post 147, NOT 146. Ooops!

Can't wait to see your cards. X

KanataNewf said...

I know what you mean about Christmas cards - I really have to snap to it and get mine done!

Sheena #85

Phree said...

Oh my no wonder you needed the beer and foam bananas! Making that much mess....oops I mean making that much creative clutter takes engery!

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Love seeing the work spaces of other artists. Thanks for doing this type of blog-hop. You never know where you'll find a better way to organize your stuff or do artwork!

Please stop by to visit my blog when you have a moment or 2. I'm celebrating my 1st Blogoversary with a Give-A-Way!

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

mariegoodwyn said...

This is such a cool idea - I hope my first go is up to scratch - what do they say - Tidy House- Dull Mind? I hope that applies to desks too!
Thanks, Marie

Terrie B x said...

A first for me here!!!
I loved it and might av to join in again next week....
I love your creative clutter TFS:) xxxfab blog !!!

Vicki Bruning said...

This is my first posting on WOYWW! I've enjoyed hopping from desk to desk to see how others create and feel so much better knowing that we keep good company.
Thanks for keeping us together!

Kirsty.a said...

I ddn't get around to doing a WOYWW post - Ofsted next week is taking over my life - but there is a post there, because I was ever so kindly mentioned as chosen blog by Elizabeth adn Blackeard. See you agai next week

Candace said...

Nothing wrong with your desk Julia and as for the beer bottle as long you enjoyed it, it doesn't matter

Kim said...

Whew, survivied my crafting night! And somehow, my space doesn't look much worse than it did in the middle of the session!

And I think your desk looks great! My usual "edibles" are hard cider or Mike's hard Lime, and snow caps...so I didn't think the bottle looked out of place at all! LOL!

Christine said...

Beer and foam bananas! That's where I'm going wrong - I stick to red wine and chocolate! ;-)

Sandra said...

Your workdesk shows that a lot of artistic activity has been taking place!!

Thank you for this great opportunity of sharing our scrapbook lives here!!

xxx

Alisonw30 said...

Lots going on this week, you are right! I have the odd wine glass on my desk from time to time so don't think anything wrong with the beer bottle either - maybe if it stays there long enough, you could make it into something?! Lol

Alison x

Ali H said...

Gin ? Beer ? Each girls entitled to a little end of the day pick me up ! Great to see what you have going on this week ! Thanks for hosting us all !

Sue from Oregon said...

Aren't we lucky to have children to tutor us in to the 21st century? Didn't get to play along this week due to a fam emergency, but hope to be back next week. Hate to say your desk is quite a sight this week, but only if you could see mine...100 times messier-and no projects in progress...no excuse darn it!

Scrapcat 1 said...

I've done it I managed at long last to get round everyone, wow thats a lot of looking but so many fab ideas, thanks for organising us all Julia.