Wednesday, 5 January 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Oh my word...relatively tidy and showing a work in progress - yes fellow WOYWWers, I have suffered some strange and very likely temporary need to craft and be tidy at the same time!I got me some ipaper from that Amber Ink, and then started a little book - will show and tell a bit more if I finish it! You can see not one but two sets of Paper Artsy stamps (yep, still waiting for the mounting foam!) and I can count 6 ways to apply sticky - am on a mission to use or use up! You will not be surprised however, when I tell you that I gave up on that and used the old yellow Monster after a while, honestly, so fiddly these little applicators!! In my empty stamp basket on the right are some cards, in assortments of five, bagged up and waiting to be labelled - a small bunch of raffle prizes. If you're reading this and hoped to see work in progress towards next week's workshop - don't worry, I've hidden it for a surprise!

So, ifyou've shaken off your New Year torpor and your desk is set for some action, let's see it! Upload a pic to your blog, then leave a link here and we'll visit. Slowly for sure, but as many as possible, certainly we try to visit those who visit us. On this I failed dismally last week - I promise that I prioritised and regret that for a change, me and my leisure time weren't the priority! Anyhoo, join us do - it's fun, it's free and it's harmless. Unless you count an addiction to looking at everyone's desks!

100 comments:

jude said...

Wow creative desk this morning Julia!Is this a new years resolution to craft and tidy?i sure need that one too.Have fab wednesday .Hope you had lovely new year.
hugs judex1

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooh, my desk is set for ACTION alright! LOL And yours is getting a good workout as WELL *smiles*

Have an art-filled day!

Chrissie said...

Happy New Year Julia!
I bought some Paper Artsy stamps at the NEC and have to admit to not having given them a run for their money as yet... maybe today will be the day! Love the look of the WIP!
Chrissie

Rhonda said...

I don't like those mini tape things either. Had a brand new one that stopped working after three uses! What a waste! I want one of those monster ATG now, for sure. Your desk is neat..kind of like mine. Happy WOYWW! #7

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, your desk looks positively spring cleaned and organised Julia!! Is this a new you for the New Year? Will it last? LOL

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy new year, Julia! i can hardly believe my eyes! am i really #1 this Wednesday?! what a way to start the WOYWW new year (new year's resolution: stalk Julia!) here's to another wonderful year of desks, tidy and otherwise!

Pam said...

I'm draggin' my okole a tad bit here Julia, but I'll tell you this...you are nokaoi! Hauoli makahiki hou!

Helen said...

Loving the look of the book already! Thought I'd be seeing rosettes everywhere today??!

Sheila said...

Adhesives! A huge issue for me right now. Loving the neat desk.

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

I do beg pardon .... I seem to have arrived at the wrong desk ... this looks far too tidy for your one!!!

Happy New Year hugs to you.

Kay (Toodles & Binks)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year, dear Julia. I am not sure if this is the new look in tidy, but I love it! And I found all those little applicators, too. So many colors, so little time to fiddle with them. I can see why the yellow monster would be the applicator of choice.

I'm behind, too. I fell asleep and lost out on anywhere close to the front of the pack today. But I wouldn't miss this first post of the new year for anything, even I was number "last."

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Well howdy there and long time, no WOYWW! Back in the saddle again now and looking forward to a few desk visits! Sorry, clearly watched too many cowboy movies over the holidays! Nice desk - is that the sound of a leaf turning over I hear? tee hee. Will look forward to seeing that book done.

Mary Anne

Ciara said...

Blimey Julia, that IS a tidy desk!
Loving the pink & green papers.

I'm definitely ready for crafting action, it's especially pleasureable now the pressure of all the Christmas cards is out of the way. Not to mention all the new stash that has come my way ;-)

Like the new look blog, very stylish

oneoff said...

Little books...swoon! Love those pretty tabs,

Desk ready for inspection, Ma'am, and suitably tidy.

Bernie (#17)

Sue said...

Hi Julia
a lovely tidy desk, how long will it last!! I have some of them little blue runners somewhere! gave up with them.
Wishing you a great 2011, happy WOYWW, sue,x (20)

Marjo said...

I must say your desk is looking tidy! I'm with you, I always go back to my awesome ATG gun. It spoils us for anything else...lol Can't wait to see your finished book.

Hugs, Marjo #23

Nicks said...

I have got to save you from that horrid mounting foam stuff! I now use some stuff called Tack 'n' Peel - fabberooni invention, I will never mount a stamp again!!

Minxy said...

Happy New Year Julia, here's to a great year...
And looks like your making a real effort to keep it clean, i'm impressed and shocked as your desk is actually cleaner then mine!!!!
Look forward to seeing your finished project xx

Christine said...

Looks creative and organised - looking forward to seeing your book that you are creating :-)

Morti said...

Morning all! Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!

Kirsty.a said...

Sorry - back to college this morning - no time to post, but there is a review of a novel I recommmend if you fancy stopping by. Will try to visit some of you later in the week

Pam said...

Very tidy. Love the new look blog. Hugs Pam x

Jennie said...

Julia, a very tidy desk , which is more than I can say for mine.. which has hopped back into last year!! like the perspective of it!
Happy New Year to you
xx

Susan said...

Hi Julia. Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing your little book when it is finished. I finally got my ATG gun...yesterday, so not in time for Christmas! I no longer have to be envious of your yellow monster every time I visit your desk!
Susan xxox #8

JoZart said...

Good Morning and Happy New Year 1st WOYWW! You like like you are raring to go with pretty pink and green instead of Christmas colours so good to see some fresh crafting going on but I'm worried about Mr ATG. Has he been made redundant or is he relegated to the subs bench in favour of little Miss Pinky Runner? Oooh er!??
Hugs JoZarty x

Rachel said...

I say give the applicators that you don't like away. When you find an adhesive that works for you using anything else just makes life harder. Don't make life harder for yourself!

Wipso said...

Happy New Year Julia....and a tidy one at that.....I'm impressed :-)
I've managed my blog but not sure how many others I will make it to today....it depends how the pain killers kick in :-( ....but I'm up, dressed and keeping gently moving. Fingers crossed it doesn't last long....things to do places to go as they say :-)
Thanks for your caring comments.
Hugs,
A x

alexa said...

Have fallen at the first Wednesday already! Enjoying your post and hoping to participate next week.

Sid said...

Happy New Year Julia, and thanks to all who take the time to comment on my blog posts. It's much appreciated.

Cardarian said...

Happy New Year! I see you are up and running, I haven't even posted yet but I will later - I came back from England last night and I am at work now so not much fun!Must recover from the shock of getting back to "normal"
Hugs,
Cardarian

Doone said...

off to work - see you all later...

Dx

Spyder said...

Oh I am put to shame, such a tidy (working) desk! Loving the blog background too, def going to have another try and changing mine! Happy New Year, happy WOYWW, back later ((Lyn))

Jo Davies said...

Lovely busk work desk this morning , looking really creative! Jo (49) xxx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
LOve the little book you have started, look forward to seeing it finished. I always use Bostik!!
Sue xxx

misteejay said...

Happy New Year Julia - you certainly see to be up and running craftwise.

Toni :o)

Lulabelle said...

What a lovely tidy but creative desk!

Scrapcat 1 said...

All looks very tidy and creative at the same time I must try that sometime lol

Twiglet said...

Lovely tidy desk - keep it up! Look out for postie!

akilli melek said...

Very tidy desk Julia!

I think i too have most of the adhesive varieties, apart from the monster in yellow. I like having lots of options though, so even if i do use up, they are likely to be replaced.

looking forward to seeing your new project.

caroline #51

Debs said...

Julia you tease! Happy new year to you and I love your new blog baground xxx

Joanne said...

Tidy and creative, something wrong there Julia.
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Happy New Year to you hun... your desk is looking a bit too neat and tidy you know, I can always come and muck it up for you LOL x

Becky Bowden said...

I've actually managed to take part this week after two weeks of madness lol. Happy New Year Julia x

Kirsti said...

Happy New Year Julia....My desk is a midden compared to your lovely tidy one this week..lol..have a great day!!! Kirsti xx

nnalorac said...

Happy Creative New Year Julia. Ooo tidy desk, fraid mines not improved with a new year. Carolxx

Kate said...

Great to see you crafting. I seem to be do ing a lot of spending but no actual crafting.

** Kate **

sandra de said...

Happy new year Julia. Doesn't pay to go out while your waiting for the linky thing. Now I'm in the 60's... never mine. Love the stamp awaiting cling mount.
Sandra

Handmade with Love said...

Happy New Year to you and what a lovely tidy desk you have there! I love the look of your mini book and am green with envy over your pink herma tape dispenser, I could only find a purple one! Tracey x

kayc said...

Happy New Year Julia. Lovely tidy desk. Kathleen x

Gez said...

Hi Julia.. don't mention sticky tape machines to me!! rofl.. that's why I have rolls & rolls of tape on my candle holder!! works for me ;)
Have a great day. Gez.xx

Cath said...

Happy New Year, I missed you all when I was away so I will try and get to you all this week.
Great desk, how long until its back to "normal"

Cathx

My name is CINDY...... said...

Happy New Year, thought I would join in this week but I didn't realise it had gotten so big! I have decided it is just impossible to be tidy and crafty - even if I worked in a warehoue I think it would get in a mess!!

karen said...

Happy New Year! Here's to a crafty one!

Your little book looks great already! Can't wait to see the finished project!
And I agree with you about the little adhesive thingies, they are a pain, I had 2 in a row that got all tangled up after the first 3 uses! I used them up manually and then got myself one of the big ATG's and I love it!

xoxo karen

KanataNewf said...

Happy New Year Julia! Yes, I see that for now we are both tidying up a bit on our desks. I know for sure that mine won't last....I'm already starting to slip!

Sheena #75

Scrapcollectr said...

Love your new banner, Ms. Julia... Yes, I chose sleep over linking early...can I pretend I'm doing a study to see how many hits I get when I'm so low on the list? Lol. Your desk does look tidy but I'm sure it's getting lots of work done....maybe even faster since you know where everything is? Enjoy your week!
#78

Carmen said...

Am posting and running as am supposed to be en route to nursery at this very moment! But had to halt everything to gaze a while at that desk! Wow! Bet it's back to normal next week ;)

S said...

I like any desk with a little pin on it - tidy or not. Here's to another year of WOYWW!

S said...

Ooops, that would be pink!

Sherry Edwards said...

So glad I could join in with the first of the new year! Love the PaperArtsy stamps - and Happy New Year to you!!

butlersabroad said...

Happy New Year everyone! Julia, you seem to have my clean fairy with you today, please send her back, seems like I really need her at the moment!! I also think I spy 7 ways to apply sticky stuff, not 6!! I love Paper Artsy stamps but sadly none have come my way yet, lots of other stuff has though so I won't complain!!

Jingle said...

Happy New Year! Your space looks fabulous! That little project looks cute!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Love new look of your blog, Julia, and your tidy desk - easier to get a quick start on the new project. Can't wait to see it. Happy New Year!

Electra said...

Love the new look of your blog-Happy New Year!

joey said...

Hiya Julia

lovely to see work in progress! my desk has been create and tidy for a while, visitors after visitors keeps it clean arrrrgh, I think the days of mess constanstly may be gone, eeek did I say that out loud looool, happy woyww

Joey x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Tidy!! Can't wait to see your little book. I have trouble with the small tape dispensers also. Once they fall apart it seems you can never get it back together and working, same for the silly refills. #95

Sassylassy said...

Looks awesome. You know when you only have one layer of supplies or projects that's always a good thing. Happy New Year!

Carola Bartz said...

Julia, that's a great start into the new year! But where are your glasses, I couldn't find them? Have a happy new year, I look forward to another year of snooping around other people's workdesks.

Charlene said...

Happy New year, Julia! I love my big old glue gun although the small tape dispensers are convenient for some projects.

olive said...

here we are again off on another adventure.. thanks Julia. have a great creative 2011 fellow WOYWW's..... xxxxx

LouDotMac said...

Happy New Year Julia and all my fellow WOYWWers.

Can't wait to see that little book when its finished!!

xo

Amberbop said...

OoohEEEeee Julia, You are the coolest.

lisa said...

Happy New Year, Julia. I see you are already hard at it.
Looking forward to another year of being nosey and making new friends.
Hugs Lisax

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Thanks for letting me play with you guys! This is my first post. I just love being nosey and seeing what everyone else is doing!

weewiccababe said...

Hi Julia and Happy New Year
you're loads tidier than me this week
Debz
xx

Linby said...

Oooh what an interesting angle, I hope you were careful when taking the picture, unless you are very very tall! Why have you got something that belongs to Tracy on your desk? I just got a tape pen and was ready to give up then I saw Nancy Watt on C&C doing a staccato movement with it and it is much better now. I've got a glass mat now!
Linbyx

Tracey Brossart said...

Yes it certainly has become an addiction looking at everyone's desks...but a fun one...lol! Loving your new stamps...hope you can get them mounted soon!

Thanks for the peek and happy WOYWW! :D

x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

Sandie said...

Happy New Year Julia. And to fellow WOYWWers.
Looking forward to seeing your mini album - I just love minis!!

simplytrece said...

My first time with this group! Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing everybody's desks.

Alix said...

wishing you a very happy new year julia...and wowzers i hardly recognise that tidy space!! ;0)

Marcia Antle said...

This is so much fun, thank you for sponsoring the Wednesday posts.
Marcy

Piddawinkle said...

OMG am no 120, makes me tired just thinking of getting to 10% of the entrants, LOL.
happy new year to you and yours, Siobhan

Ali said...

Wow, that is a lovely tidy productive desk! Wish I could say the same of mine! :lol:

Nicky said...

Loving your tidy desk - and your stash of adhesives lol - think I might have to look into a ATG gun everyone seem to love them at the moment I just use easy tear tape - cheap and cheerful lol.

Love the book you are working on looking forward to seeing it finished. I was late today as with the bank holiday and going back to work thought it was only Tuesday Doh! Nicky

Li'l Pidge said...

Thanks for sharing your desk...tidy crafting. Hmmm, isn't that an oxymoron? I am too impatient to wait for the mounting foam, especially if they are for paperartsy stamps, so I must admit I use some double sided tape on an acrylic block and stamp with the paper on a piece of funky foam for extra 'give' until the proper stuff arrives (by which time I have usually ordered more stamps!!!!).
kyla

DW Peot said...

Julia! OMG! I must have half-timerz setting in on me! lol! I completely forgot to come visit your wonderful Wednesday Works. I'm off to all the blogs to see what everyone is working on! Ohhh it's just great to have blog friends.
Hugs!
Deb

minnie_mac said...

You can never have enough sticky stuff I say. I have a drawer that sags on one side and won't close it is so full of of adhesives in every conceivable format.

Marilyn

Paula Gale said...

stonking new wallpaper Julia - new look for the new year? Happy New Year to you anyway... hope you are well.

Your desk is looking regular - not too messy. have you tried using stick and spray or a spray mount glue for your stamps? I use them on my grey rubber to attach to my rocker blocks...

Well, I've made it after a few weeks of not being able to join in and very glad to be back.

hugs and thank you for hosting

Paula x x x x

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Happy New Year!
You changed your blog - neat-o!

Your work space looks quite tidy. As mine is this week, too. I finally started some artwork after too many days away....

http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2011/01/woyww-makin-mess.html

Would love for you stop by for a peak when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu

RosA said...

Hi Julia, My friend Sandra (No.66 on your list) put me on to your fabulous site! I love seeing what other people are busy creating, especially when it's in various stages and not just looking perfectly finished. I'm only just getting the hang of this blogging business ...
we'll just have to see what happens! Love your blog, best wishes,
RosA (Australia)

Sarah Anderson said...

great desk Julia, looks like it really means business ;) And loving your new blog background :)

MaggieC said...

Love the tidy desk - good start, but will it last? Sorry, I am a day late this week, but I had to join in anyway. Like Nick, I say get rid of that revoltingly sticky mounting foam. I use Crafters Companion repositional Stick and Spray instead, and am in the process of removing any stamps I have mounted in the past from the foam. Takes up less space and does not mess up your scissors and everything else in sight. Happy New Year to Everyone.

Mrs A. said...

Lovely tidy desk. Good job I never made that as a New Years resolution. Can't wait to see whats hidden.

SueH said...

Happy New Year Julia!

I love the colours you’re working with this week. Pink and Green go so well together and always look so fresh.

Looking forward to another great year of WOYWW.
Sue
x

Claireliz said...

liking the new blog Julia. I must get back to WOYWW wednesdays just aren't the same without it
C
xx

Tertia said...

WOW! I actually made it right through the list and commented on each one. Feeling very proud of myself right now and very inspired. Gotta go, there's a few things I want to try!

Esther said...

I'm betting those of us with tidy new year desks will soon return to our usual creative messyness, but looking good for now ! Loving the colours of that paper..Happy New WOYWW year..Esther xx

Sunshine Girl said...

That is a very tidy desk there! good luck with sorting your ribbons - I spent ages sorting mine out once and now they are all wound around dolly pegs - it was worth it because now I actually do use them rather than curse them! Have a great week.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Happy New Year Julia! Thank you for all the fun we've had the past year! You've been grand!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

HarmonySweetpea said...

Hi all, I'm a newbie to blog and WOYWW so hopefully I'm doing it right lol My desk is much smaller than I'd like and I've barely used it so far. Normally I spread myself out over an entire room on the floor. Looking forward to checking out some other creative spaces :-)

Nancy Wethington said...

I'm playing WOYWW even though my things can't seem to make it off the floor today!