Wednesday, 15 December 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 80

Wow. A whole lot of everything this morning; in fact as you can see, I couldn't even find a forgiving camera angle to help me out!

Last night's glass of orange juice now looks very seedy and I think despite the industry, there's a general look of 'all over the place'-ness. Amazing really, because when I sat down to make up the baskets and generally finish a couple things off, the mat and the desk were clear! Ah well, proof if you need it that you don't wanna sit next to me at a crop!

You can see a set of dies that I borrowed from
Shopkeeper Gal , a jar of glitter
flakes from the cosmic shimmer range - am currently in love with the embossing powders from that range so thought I'd have a play with these too -after all, I've had 'em awhile! Traces
of foil from a workshop and a further card making session, and note the sophisticated way I protect everything when I want to spray shimmer mists - just cover it all in paper! Recycled paper and draught sheets from work though, so not as wasteful as it sounds!


So, there's no shame, bare all for us and share your desk..no doubt the fascination for me is seeing what everyone's making, and where you do the making. Join us do - photo your desk, upload to your blog and link here. We'll visit. Slowly probably, but hey, it's what the days between Wednesdays are for!


78 comments:

jude said...

Lovely busy creative desk this week ,opposite to mine for a change!
hugs judex

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

That's looking productive and really not as bad as mine ...... happy crafting.

Kay

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you are in for a lot of playing this week. I have never had luck with embossing powders. Maybe you could give me some pointers sometime. I think it's a brilliant way to protect things from shimmer mists. Then you have shimmery paper scraps to use and stamp on.

voodoo vixen said...

Heee heee Julia! I actually mentioned you wouldn't mind my messy desk cos green mat was still showing... and I pop on here and there is no mat showing at all!!

Chrissie said...

I think I'll have to get out the old shimmer mists. I have a flattened chunk of old cardboard box which I store shoved between my desk and the wall which comes out to be used as a spray guard for messy stuff like that!
I couldn't zoom in on your second picture, so it was a case of screwed up eyes once more to try to spot everything!
Have a good day!
Chrissie

Scrapcollectr said...

Just happy busy-ness. Looks like fun to me!
Stay warm....
#14

Rhonda said...

I spray shimmer mist over the trash can, that way I don't have to protect anything! Lovely mess, Julia. Happy WOYWW! #5

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your desk looks like mine before i had a clean up! happy WOYWW!

Mandi said...

Fabulous desk Julia!!
I suppose you cant do everything, you have that area to clean for the tree once its out the conservatory!


have a great day
mandi xx

The Paper Princess said...

Glad to see you are busy being so crafty! I've been wanting to play but simply haven't had a chance! But, at least I managed to eek out a post, lol!

Happy WOYWW to you!

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

Nicks said...

now then.... thats a proper creative desk!

Marjo said...

Hi Julia,

I think your desk looks absolutely yummy! I love to play with lots of stuff at the same time too...lol

Hugs, Marjo #25

Minxy said...

That's kinda what mine DID look like after my tommy tag session!
Hope the day finds you well and not working too hard, have a great rest of week x

oneoff said...

I like a fine shimmery blingy desk, and you certainly have it. Very sadly, when I woke up at 6.30 this morning, my first thought was to go and blog for WOYWW. I made it to the first 80 desks last week, and am hoping to do better this week.

Bernie

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Yep love your desk this week.. looks like you are getting some crafty things done.. Messy like mine. That is what I love about it!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #2

Minxy said...

Hang on who's tommy!!! Bloody small keys on my iPod lol I obviously ment Timmy lol

Pam said...

Ah, we love your 'all over the place'-ness. Proof positive that you are not all Queen (although you are to us), but have some of the working girl in you as well. Can I say that? Gosh, I'm such a Yank sometimes.

Violets Corner said...

Fab creative desk Julia! I sometimes get carried away when crafting and forget everything about the protecting thing when misting, so now I have a shimmery wall and desk!

Hugs
Maarit

Sheila said...

Lots of good things going on there. I'm never very successful with the shimmer mist. It seems to blob in one spot.

Dragon said...

Woo almost as untidy as mine, but not quite tee hee!!!! But looking really interesting and yummy.... Makes me want to play. An old, slim box is useful for spraying inside, but why do I still get overspray!!!!??? Have a great week, honey
Frankie
xx

Morti said...

I'm here, on the hop, flying through and stopping properly later!!!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Julia, there's certainly lots and lots going on on that desk of yours. I like having a play with shimmer mists as well using the Cosmic Shimmer powders but have to admit I prefer using them in the Ranger spritzer bottle. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

JoZart said...

There's hope for me yet! It's no wonder as every is so busy just now so we'll let you off as long as you are creating loveliness elsewhere whilst making mayhem here.
The big guy yellow ATG shouts out amidst the pinkyness of it all!
Have a great WOYWW!
JoZarty x

Helen said...

I linked at 6.02 but couldn't force my eyes open enough to read your post properly, or comment then! Now I am in the office I can study it properly and as usual find a desk full of wonderful things. My mists and sprays tend to blobs and if I remember I lay out some newspaper but more often than not (!) I just trust to luck - curse - start again... you get the picture. Have a great day.

Wipso said...

What an industry of business you have going on there today :-) Just not sure where you actually do any of it :-)
A x

Pam said...

He He I feel quite virtious my desk looked like that before I took the photo. Hugs Pam x

Twiglet said...

Looks like life is a bit hectic for you at the mo, judging by the state of the desk!! Enjoy the fun!!

Kirsty.a said...

Looking busy. 2 small sick children mean I haven't been doing anything except JYC as you will see. No 45

Rachel said...
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Scrapcat 1 said...

it all looks so busy, I need to start being more selfish about crafting time so I can be as busy as you. Looking forward to seeing your tree up and decorated.

Rachel said...

Looking at your desk with your ATG prominently displayed I was thinking that you should take it with you wherever you travel. Then you could take pictures of you with it in touristy spots! You know, you and your ATG at the Tower of London or the Eiffel Tower. Maybe I'm sleep deprived!

Have a good one.
cheers, rachel #51

Wipso said...

Forgot to say... if you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

Joanne said...

Looks like a hive of business to me. Afraid I just can't work like that though. I have to clear away as I go.

Doone said...

there is a desk under there?

I thought you had the knack of getting the stash to levitate

dx

Leonie said...

wow fairy heaven!! glimmer mist and GLITTER flakes!!!
So loving your desk.
I'm so mean with my spray - i put whatever needs "misting' in the lid of a plastic container- spritz away and them mop up the left overs with paper flowers. I've even been known to let it dry, then rehydrate it with a little spray of water!
happy woyww
xxxfairy leonie #54

Spyder said...

I think I have three cups of cold tea/coffee amongst my crafty mess this week. I'm beginning to really want one of those ATG's...but still haven't actually seen one in real life, (I don't get out much) And there's so much yummy stuff on your desk, the elves were nicer to you! They didn't leave any glimmer glitter on my bench...just something floating in my cold tea
Happy WOYWW! Lyn....I'm sooo late for work...aw...never mind!

Debs said...

You must be a contender for the 6 inch square club today Julia!
Ashamed to say that my desk is quite the opposite this morning - a bit of a shock for everyone - but that will soon change when I get going!

Thistleblue said...

Good morning! Your desk looks full of crafty loveliness! Have a fantastic day!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

I have reverted to type hun, I know, I was letting the side down the past few weeks but now... alas and alak, it is ... messy again LOL Hope you having a goodly week x

airing cupboard crafts said...

Love your desk today Julia. Loving the shimmery birds. xx

Biscuitlid said...

big fan on cosmic shimmer emboss powders myself Julia, love the bright colours they create on dark card, can do some really unusual stuff with them.

Good to see your desk as it is, mine feels far too tidy and is need of a serious craft session to restore it to it's usual cluttered state!

Love
Victoria
x

Jules said...

Ooh, embossing powders and mists, sounds like a recipe for fun to me!

Craftgirl said...

I love embossing powders. have fun. I am writing from a far away place and if anyone can guess they win a plate of stamps.

Happy WOYWW

Carol

Susan said...

Hi Julia,
I like to spread out too. At the moment my 'desk' is spread over the floor, on my sewing table and in front of the computer. My hubby walks into the study (which we 'share' and I use that term loosely) shakes his head and retreats. Ha ha ha...all mine!
Susan xxox #16

Kate said...

Everyones desks are so busy this week - it's almost like something is happening soon!!!

** Kate **

Gill M said...

Isnt it amazing how all of us have such different crafting areas - some are very tidy, slightly messy and then theres mine the bombsite !!
Roll on the new year as mine will be all shiny tidy and new ! i cant wait to get out of this guddle.

Ali said...

Oooh your desk looks very productive and busy. Mine just looks messy! :lol:

Ali

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia - lots of interesting stuff on your desk as usual - it's like looking at one of those jigsaws, you know the ones I mean with lots of detail on them :) I've got my own version of a spray booth - a cardboard box something was delivered in. It has sides that are about 2.5 ins deep so does the job perfectly. Elizabeth #71

karen said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what comes out of all this stash on your desk! Very crafty and creative workspace!
Happy WOYWW!

Lou and Mel said...

Just 10 days to go! Its only going to get messier!

joey said...

Hiya Julia

Lots to look at this week :O)mine is nice and tidy to remove every trace of christmas crafting looooool

Joey x

Piddawinkle said...

hi Julia, long time no see, nice to see things havent changed at all at WOYWW Head office, LOL
Siobhan no 76

Toucan Scraps said...

lovely busy desk

be blessed
from Angela # 77

Tracy Evans said...

Very busy, creative desk, but at least you sound like you are getting quite a few creative things done. Hope you managed to decorate that Christmas tree of yours. Have a lovely week. Tracy Evans x

Ciara said...

I think your messiness is perfectly acceptable - after all it's the crafters busiest time of year!

Ciara
xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Looks very busy this week. My shimmer never gets used, you know the out of sight, out of mind theory. Can't figure out why my post says Tuesday as I did it just before and set to post after midnight, oh well.

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
Is any body else out there depressed?

SUE XX

SueH said...

It’s very comforting to see your desk in that state Julia.

Not only that...it makes me feel very smug that my table is nice a tidy.......for once!

Sarah said...

I made it on the right day this week! I'm interested to see how people protect their spaces when using sprays, I've tried spraying in a box and covering everything with newspaper but it still goes everywhere. Maybe its me

DW Peot said...

I absolutely love it when you can't see the bottom of your desk! Fabulous as always! Love, Love, Love it! Hugs!

Tracey Brossart said...

Looks like you've been very busy...lol! :D

akilli melek said...

Hi Julia

Not playing this week, too much stuff on but i couldnt resist a good olde snoop now that i have 5 seconds to myself.

Maybe i should try the paper approach with my glittering as it seems to get everywhere lol.

have a wonderful week
caroline

Sue from Oregon said...

Had to stop in real quick to say Hello! Maybe I can put up my Woyww later today...or maybe not LOL! Crazy busy but wanted to stop in and say Hello!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Good idea to protect your stash with paper when using spray mists! I usually end up wasting time putting things away after each task is done. Always tidying and never feeling it's tidy enough

Nicky said...

Lots and lots happening on your day I love seeing how different everyone is on they they work - I would have to tidy before I sit and craft lots - guess I am in the slightly OCD group of crafters xx Nicky ~ 15

fairy thoughts said...

i hope you like my dumping desk, i will try and have a creative desk another time. i must try the paper protection next time i spray

Amy said...

Oh man, you have too many things going on at once. My desk makes me Real Grouchy Irritated when I have more than one thing on it.
Xx,
Amy

Lavinia said...

Just made it by the skin o my teeth! Forgot it was wednesday, blimey whats that about. Got stuck in the shopping throng in town. I spy with my crafty eye...Gorjuss, ooo loving that at the min & shiney shiney glitter! Yum, your desk is as interesting as ever Julia!
Lavinia
x

KanataNewf said...

I love looking at your busy desk - I'm not brave enough to allow liquids back into my craft room though.

Sandra said...

Your desk is always nice to see!! So many things going on!! And the craft supplies... how many!! Thank you for the WOYWW!! I love it!!

xx

Jennie said...

Julia, thanks for popping by mine :)) and yes you are right a bottle of JD on my desk inc mica.. actually it is a Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold.. and gogroeus! Your mess, sorry desk looks good to me:))
x

peggy gatto said...

I am soooooo late!
this project has possibilities I think!!!!
Or, way too much time on my hands!
At any rate happy WOYWW!!!

Sue said...

Hi Julia
im better late than never, wow now that is one busy desk you have there,, no time to play now till after Christmas,Merry Christmas & Happy healthy New Year, sue,xx

Debgem said...

Finally made it!! Sorry I missed last week - not in the habit of taking a photo of my desk yet :) But I've done one today - check it out.

And your desk is a fun and busy place - I think you're very brave having drinks near your desk!!! I keep my coffee on the window sill - I'd hate to knock it over!

LouDotMac said...

I can't help but feel a sense of some big event taking place soon.. in the form of.. ahh, who knows, can't be anything of much importance, can it? Hehe.

Looks like you've got a lot going on this week, and hey, if your sophisticated way of protecting your stuff works, don't you stop!!

Thanks for dropping by and having a nosey at my desk. As for the PMs, I have a severe addiction that I'm finding gradually harder to control! Yikes. Its because of this colour chart business I've got, I now NEED to fill in all of the spaces before I will ever be fully saitsfied with the amount I've got! LOL.

As for writing a review on the Sew Easy tool, not a problem, infact I gladly will. I'll do it sometime this week and will link the post in with my next WOYWW post, so all you interested people can drop by!! Hope this helps. :)

xo

Terry Blais said...

I need to get out my embossing powder. What the heck are glitter flakes? It is glass glitter or bigger? That sounds intriguing.

I had to laugh about your saying nobody would want to sit next to you at a crop. Everyone I stamp with creates like you! lol

S said...

Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe I actually have time to visit a few more desks now on Sunday. Love that you host us for WOYWW.

Diane S. said...

Hi there-I will be back after the first of the year and PROMISE to start posting my craft space on WOYWW again!! I think I got lost somewhere in time cause this year flew by!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!