Wednesday, 12 January 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 84

Well, there's still some space which is a miracle, and a finished project already..will photo that in proper light and show off about it...my word, 11 days into a New Year and I've finished something! There's my lovely glass mat (welcome to the club, Lin!) and a girt great pink punch. It's by Woodware and it's 4 teeny file tabs, different shapes. I love all things office-y that can be used in any way for cards or scrapbook pages. And I felt the need to buy this when I noticed that The Colonial had one. Hoist by my own jealousy, I have since discovered that hers has different shaped tabs - oh me oh my! Eagle eyes will see that I've still got Tracey's Cookie Cutter Dies in nesting ovals. They're on my desk to remind me to use them and give them back. I've had 'em about a month and will probably have for another month. But I will use them before they go back! Cards are still waiting to be contributed to the Phoenix Brass band's raffle prizes...LLJan, if you're reading, we deserve an evening, you him, him and me!
The very large pink spots are printed on some silvery holographic wrapping paper which is barely visible in this picture - how odd. That is for Scrap Lady Ally....her Secret Santa gift before Christmas was lacking this. I saw her last night. The fact that it's still on my desk makes me look even more unreliable; I'm embarrassed!
OK, so this turned into a confession, but yours doesn't have to - share with us do - upload a pic to your blog of your workspace - desk, table top, tray, workshop floor - whatever, wherever. Show us what you're doing today. Then link here and we'll swing by for a visit. I nearly very nearly got around everyone's desks this week. How inspirational your stuff is!


99 comments:

Helen said...

Morning, Julia!! Love the book on your desk - and the 4 way punch looks fab. May need to check them out.. Have a great day.

Sheila said...

Congrats on finishing something in the new year!

Minxy said...

I say Julia, i am impressed there is still space, whats going on!
The ickle book looks adorable and as for the punch.. well I WANT ONE!
Happy Wednesday x
Minxy x

Amy said...

1. I am sorry about your car. Mine always breaks because it is a piece and I don't give one whit about cars. If it goes, it is good. But one time I had to change a tire. So I guess I care a little bit now.
2. I need a new cutting mat, and I sort of want yours because it is nice. But I am a bit of a slob so maybe I ought to stick with the one I can't find.
Xx,
Amy

Rhonda said...

I finally got myself a glass mat and love it. Thanks for telling us about it. Can't wait to see what your finished project is all about! Happy WOYWW! #11

Chrissie said...

Glass mats are ace in my opinion... they are a 'do everything' surface, although I sometimes wonder if mine will stay the course when I'm leaning heavily on a punch endeavouring to get through card that's slightly too thick for it.
Love your new punch, by the way!
Chrissie

Jennie said...

My you are a busy girl! I have barely finished anything this year! but you do have my favourite pair of scissors on the desk. A great big pair of Fiskars dressmaking scissors! Fabulous for cutting eeverything except material!
Have a great day!

Pam said...

Umm...yeah. Our eyes zoomed in on one thing. We are waiting w/bated breath.

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Julia, quite a nice neat desk today. I have a smaller punch from EK that does small little tags. Sorry about your car hope it gets sorted out soon. I had my Number plates pinched off mine on Bank Holiday Monday! wasn't too pleased having to go to Police Station. I also have a glass mat but its one of the Slice 12 x 12 that I got after buying the slice and it didn't work properly so sent it back, so got left with the glass mat whch I must say is fab as it fits on my Scor-pal, so something good came out of it. Big Hugs JO.xxx

voodoo vixen said...

I am impressed Julia, not only about the remaining space but the finished project too! I still want a glass mat.... but I haven't quite worn out the big green one yet...

Christine said...

Glass mats are fab - just not very portable! Lovely book :-)

madebyKarla said...

hmmm...your desk is so very neat! I've been waiting to get a glass mat, that's next on my shopping list. Now I want one of those pink punches too...something else for my wishlist :) thanks for the peek!

Marjo said...

I must agree your desk is very tidy this week. Mine seems that way too. I figure in a few weeks mine will settle into that wonderful mess that I so love...lol I think yours will too!

Hugs, Marjo #21

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Still neat for you, Julia. However, I still count at least FOUR of those little tape holders. Looks like you can't bring yourself to use them now that you have the big girl tape monster.

Well, looks like you need to get that gift to Scrap Lady. She might be able to enjoy it.

I read where Linby had already scratched her mat. I think I'll stick to my guillotine cutter and remain craft knife challenged.

Have a great Wednesday. I hope you got the car fixed.

Shaz in Oz. said...

No glass mat down here for me but have friends with them... too dear as of yet..my first WOYWW today and have found the Provocraft plus folders fantastic..I have tried them today and decided to include it seeing it was on my desk today! thanks heaps, Shaz in Oz.x

Marjo said...

Oops guess I am #22, that's what I get for going to fast...hehehe

xoxo Marjo #22

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, that glass mat had me blinded and I completely forgot to say I like what I see in that book. Did you bind it yourself? OK, I can wait, but do tell all when you show it, please.

okienurse said...

Oh my goodness going through the posts and noted that there are some really awesome artists out here. I was also pleased to see my work desk was not as unique as I thought it was! It is a work in progress at all times.

sandra de said...

I never knew glass mats existed (except for the kitchen) until woyww. Amazing what you learn from other peoples desks. Would love to see the inside of your finished project

Sue said...

Hi Julia
impressed there is still space on ya desk, luv the book & glass matt,seen them in the range. Hope the car soon sorted, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Nicks said...

you finished something? whats your secret??
Save the secreat santa thing for next year lOl

Morti said...

Morning Julia! Happy WOYWW hun! Well done on keeping the desk tidyish for another week..... ROFL

Stressed Stamper said...

nothing spilt on the floor fab...not sure about glass mats - think I would break it...know I would break it.
Sarah - Stressed Stamper x

JoZart said...

That's such a good start to 2011... good crafting and plenty of space to do it in. Also some new stuff... sounds like the year will be a good one. I need to see a glass mat and maybe hear a full revue from you too???
Happy WOYWW,
Hugs JoZarty x

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

I've been in the glass matt club for a while now, and love mine ... don't know how it used an ordinary cutting mat before. Lovely stuff on your desk as always.


Hugs


kay

Jo Davies said...

Good morning, will have to look into getting a glass mat.... great tidy productive desk! Jo x

Wipso said...

Well done you to actually have suff mojo to have finished something. You seem a very busy girl this week....but what's new? :-)
A x

misteejay said...

Look forward to seeing that book in more detail - it looks lovely.

Toni :o)

Scrapcat 1 said...

It all looks very tidy to me, can't wait to see the book in more detail.

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

I sooo want one of those ATGs....and maybe a glass mat too.

Happy WOYWW
Sam # 39

Sid said...

Must get a glass mat and I think your desk looks very organised Julia !

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

So sorry I ended up there twice!

Can I delete my second linky?

Sam xx
now # 39 and 42...ooops

——>Katie Bolinger said...

so many fun items and lovely cards there on the upper right.

Twiglet said...

"The return of the mojo" - a feature film starring the Queen of Snoop and a host of little bloggers! Yes it's back and we are all at it! Great start to the year - will love to see the book now. Lol- x x Jo

glitzygirl said...

You Workdesk looks interesting as usual. Love the big punch, blessings Hilde

Kirsty.a said...

Don't worry about it! I've still got 2 parcels of Christmas presents to send- people I thought I'd see and didn't.
X#47

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Julia, your desk looks very productive this week. The big punch looks awesome, I am an avid punch collector! I like the look of your glass mat too. Judith xx

Kim Dellow said...

What? I can see desk LOL! Gorgeous notepad and thanks for the nosy at all the interesting punchies and jars full of stuff :) Kim

karen said...

Your little book looks wonderful! Did you bind it yourself? I received a Bind It All for xmas and have not tried it yet but I plan to soon! I hope my book will turn out like yours! But I don't have a file tab punch, hmmm, maybe I NEED one of those too!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen (#52)

alexa said...

I love those file tabs! Looks a much better idea what trying to round corners with a corner punch or a pair of curved scissors - off to Google them! Thank-you. :)

Doone said...

oh I say - you got home and you got a project finished - marvelous - I can't see your glasses though... but the jar of buttons is no longer missing or put away - see I do pay attention really, I don't always go off at a tangent...now where are My Glasses.....

Dx

Ciara said...

Gosh, your desk is still tidy - what's going on? My desk is messier - I'm feeling a bit unsettled now!!

Where's the half drunk cup of tea that's usually on your desk?

joey said...

Hiya Julia

your desk is lovely and tidy! and has such sweet colours on it :O)

Joey x

Spyder said...

Morning!Oh you are so busy doing things, I'm busy but I don't feel that I do much! Love the punch, nearly picked that one up the other week, or was it the 'other' one? but I fought the gremlins in my head,as I know I'm addicted to punches...and do I really need one? Of course, when I got home I wished I had bought it! Have a good WOYWW Day!
((Lyn)) #57

Violets Corner said...

Good morning Julia! Glad to see that your crafting, the book is gorgeous, love the bunting. Hrm, I often have jealous moments too and want everything just out of envy. I guess that's very human, but the punch looks great and I certainly understand why you wanted to have it. Guess you need the one with the different shapes too?! There wouldn't be any craft industry without us, he he.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Artyjen said...

That's one heck of a punch!
xoxo Sioux

Handmade with Love said...

Wow you have been busy! Love the note book on your desk and the colours you have used there and the bunting. I also LOVE that punch and not just because its pink I'm going to have to look out for one of those! Hope your car is feeling better! Tracey x

Pam said...

You have been busy. Love the bunting on your book, I've just done a card with some on its really effective. Hugs Pam x

Debs said...

THUD! uuhhhh! ouch! Blimey Julia I fell off my chair - you got space on your desk AND a finished project! lol

jodpea said...

I have acquired a glass desk n I am too afraid to do any cutting on it incase I mark it in some way... altho it was pointed out to me that my scalpel isnt made of diamond!

Leonie said...

TIDY!!!!!
Happy WOYWW!
#37
xxx fairy leonie xxx

Helen said...

Compared to my desk, that looks like acres of space! But then, I am incredibly messy!
Helen (64)

Kate said...

No one told me it was Wednesday, I haven't WOYWWed!! Off to correct this error now.

** Kate **

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
I like your tab punch, I think I need one.
Sue xx

Cardarian said...

Good start to 2011 - wish mine was but yes at least I am doing things! All the essentials are on the desk so the inspection is done the only thing missing is the glasses! Or maybe I don't see them ha, ha...
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sarah said...

Looks like you have been busy, can't wait for a closer look at your project

Debgem said...

Great book on your desk - lovely flowers and the pennant is fab!

Kathy said...

Hi Julia, Your desk looks fab - and how productive are you? :O I'm more ashamed than ever at my procrastination! Anyway, you can see my tidy (relatively) desk, on my blog today - I've panned over a bit to show my photo studio which is currently parked next to my craft desk too

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fab. punch Julia - your desk looks really tidy for a change LOL!! Love the glass cutting mat too!
x Sylvia x

Sunshine Girl said...

I too have finished projects this year! arent we good :) like the look of that punch - I have a little quickutz tab die but havent used it for ages - must dig it out!

weewiccababe said...

oh mine is very definitely a confessional lol
have a great day Julia
xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, running very late this morning, but sometimes it just takes me ages to get going. Like the look of your book on your desk - look forward to seeing more later. And that punch is impressive. I think we may all use our blogs as a confessional occasionally - confession is good for the soul :) Elizabeth #87

Kirsti said...

What a busy desk but still very tidy! love the sound of the punch with the mini tags! Sorry didn't manage to get round anyone last week...was one of those weeks that just went flying by...lol...have a great day...Kirsti xx

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

Haven't played for awhile, but I'm back! Now off to surfing what's on everyone else's work desk...

Mrs A. said...

Hello Julia,
Four way punch sounds good to me.Saves time , saves money. Can someone please tell me what those darn big plastic yellow thingies are that you all have on your desks and what's it for?

SueH said...

Julia, is that the same project you were working on last week? It looks fab by the way!

Loving the new punch.

Sue
x

Piddawinkle said...

Hiya, from what you were saying about buying things you have seen on other peoples desks,and knowing I do the same, I think we should nominate you an MBE for services to the british economy, single handedly us crafty ladies could sort this country out, LOL....siobhan no 100

Ali said...

Well done on having completed a project! That's more than I've managed this year! :lol: Well, I tell a lie.. I have managed to make a few thank you cards. But that's it so far! :)

S said...

Isn't it nice how a New Year almost guarantees that we'll be productive (for a while, at least). I need to work on a few cards as well - see ya soon (as the weeks seem to fly by).

Lothian Crafts said...

Hi Julia your desk is looking tidy today and that book looks really good I will have to pop back and see it in more detail.
Elaine

olive said...

so you can see some of your desk... theres hope for us all! I'm into finding strange/funny paperclips as they make fab embellishments. Happy WOYWW Olive xxxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Fantastic punch! Great start to the new year!

Sassylassy said...

Yah Happy What's on your work desk wednesday. I always look forward to this day. Peeking and poking around is so much fun. I love your mat and your punch is pretty. I have a new punch to show on my desk today too. So pop on over and take a look see.
Hugs Bonnie

Carola Bartz said...

I think many of us - myself included - have our little Wednesday-confessions every now and then. :-)

Cynthia Eloise said...

wow, your challenge is really growing. you give us such a great opportunity to visit and share. non demanding, i like that. kinda like setting back with a cup of tea and visiting with friends.

Shazsilverwolf said...

One extremely untidy desk- sorted out lots of images I have stamped, with the intention of getting a HUGE batch of cards made. Of course, reality may well be different,lol.

lisa said...

What a tidy desk, Julia. I can see your glass mat in all it's glory. May have to get myself one of those, as you will see I have a tendency to bow my green ones!!!
Hugs Lisa (114)

Shazsilverwolf said...

I've posted my desk now- sorry, my puter wanted to restart after updates! How inconvenient, lol.

Karen said...

Love the look of your notebook, such pretty colours.
Only my 2nd week of WOYWW but I am loving it :)

simplytrece said...

More pictures of the Curious Little Kitten in today's link.

DW Peot said...

Of course Julia! Another Fabulous Wednesday this week and a fun eventful day! Wishing you all a fantastic Wednesday!
Hugs!
Deb

Dragon said...

Woo tidy AND a finished project!!! It's a great journal and I love that spotted paper... I have a couple of finished projects too but then I have had an ongoing problem with my connection so time to craft tee hee
Frankie
xx

Charlene said...

I've had a glass mat forever and haven't used it in ages...thanks for the heads up, Julia. It's on the workdesk. Love your Ninja tape gun!

Lavinia said...

Phew! Cant belive I just managed to remember it was wednesday! I love the glass mat very good idea, I will have to look out for one of those! Although I have gone a bit mad on the buying front of late! better wait till the CC statement appears! Happy New Year Julia!
Lavinia
x

Barbara Mason said...

Glass mat is a great idea -will you be showing more of the book you are working on? I love\hate cars!!!
Have a better week...
Barbara

peggy gatto said...

good morning!
I am showing a project I did for an up coming art retreat!

Sheilagh said...

A glass mat is on my wish list.
As is the tape gun:)

Nicky said...

Wow I am impressed with your desk still being tidy - great little book - now because of you and yes I am holding you responsible I now want a ATG gun and a glass cutting mat lol

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Just found you through Ellen Vargo's blog! What fun! i LOVE the inspiration and seeing what people are working on. Thanks for hosting this.

Happy Wednesday!

Angi

Li'l Pidge said...

A reasonably tidy desk...very impressed. Love the little book, and a nice lot of cards on the right.
kyla

Claireliz said...

Loving your WOYWW, as always. I haven't played along but wanted to stop by & say hi (it would be rude not to:D)
C
xx

Carmen said...

Am glad I'm not the only forgetful one around here :P

Love the sound of that punch!

HarmonySweetpea said...

I'm kind of late again maybe. Its Thursday in Australia but maybe still very late Wednesday for most of you. Seeing everyone elses desks is very inspiring to get crafting so hopefully next week my desk is completely covered in a new project :-D

Ohhh Snap said...

The glass mat looks lovely and practical :D. Now I'm pining for the tiny tabs punch lol. I got an ATG for Christmas, and I'm in love! I haven't managed to lose it yet, but I hear it can be done lol. Thanks for sharing and reminding me to find my corner chompers for a gift I'm working on.

#139

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi, Julia, it seems i didn't get to post the comment i made. anyway, i am amazed at how fast the WOYWW list grows right after your post comes on. people are stalking your blog!
my, space on your desk and a finished project, good start for the year! happy WOYWW!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, that sure is a mighty big pink punch! And it's funny, those dies were the first thing I noticed still in your little basket from last week...because they have my name spelled on them! Spelled exactly with an E...lol! Love your gorgeous glass mat and that book turned out great! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

MaggieC said...

Love your tidy desk. I wish mine looked like that. I think I will stick to my self heal mat for the time being as there are too many other things I NEED first. I am interested to know if the big tape runner is as easy to use as the little ones.

Debbie said...

ATG guns at the ready!! Mine is such a thing of beauty to me!!

Tertia said...

With the numbers going wacko this time, I don't know if I've posted a comment here or not. If I didn't happy WOYWW
Tertia 88