Wednesday, 16 February 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 89

Ooh look everyone, that Dunnit gal has broken through the whinge barrier and is doing stuff with Paper Artsy stamps and Distress Inks! Indeed I am. See that bit of magazine at left? It's a page from a magazine that has a really nice card on it by Sharon Armstrong in an article about sketches. I thought I'd repeat it. I didn't gather supplies and check that I had stuff vaguely similar. I looked at it a couple of times, decided really that I shouldn't 'repeat' it, so much as use it to set me off. And that's what it did. The card you see there bears absolutely no resemblance to the magazine article - the common thread is that both cards have scripty style text on them, is all. But what do you really see? Yep. I work in a mess, whether it's an album, a layout or a card. It's my comfort zone!

Won't you show us what you're working on today or yesterday or tomorrow (time zones - ugh). Doesn't have to be a paper craft, but we wanna see into your work life, see your creativity on a desk. Upload a photo of it to your blog, leave a link here and we'll swing by. Simple, fun, harmless and a teeny bit addictive, actually!

And here's a thing....the SECOND (!) anniversary of WOYWW is in 15 Wednesdays time. Yep, 15. As we did for the first anniversary, when I thought that really, this should be getting old and boring by now, I'd like to mark the moment. I have a proposal to make. How about turning the links of this blog hop into a real and tangible chain? What I'd like to suggest is that on the 104 Wednesday, you note the name and get the address of the person directly below you in the link list, and send them a small, hand made WOYWW pressie, as before, to show or include the ridiculous acronym somewhere. Kinda like a Pay it Forward for WOYWWers. What do you think? If you like the idea, simply think about making the gift, make the gift, and be here for week 104! I thank you, as always.

125 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE the idea of the PIF - that just links us all together even more... brilliant idea Julia

Helen said...

I think the gift idea is great!
Your desk today looks fab Julia - loving thoe stamps!!

voodoo vixen said...

What a brill idea, love it! Will have to put my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with!
I think I have got used to your desk in a mess and when I see it tidy it is all weird and not quite right!!

Shaz in Oz. said...

well being in oz has its advantages cos we are 11 hours ahead of you over there and just think this week I might have cracked number one, wont hold my breath as it has been changed before in these early minutes of 6am Greenwich time when the system goes into overload!! love all you guys and seeing your desks off to have peek and thanks so much Julia for being our wonderful hostess! love your desk ..messy like mine!!
Shaz in Oz.xx
Shaz in Oz.x

Jennie said...

Julia, great card ideas on your desk, and a great idea of the pay it forward :) I am up for that!
Have a wonderful day!
xx

Chrissie said...

Love to see your creativity and the PIF idea is swell (to quote another North American idiom)!
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well, I am impressed that you are working on a layout that has nothing to do with the magazine. Love that you are going your own way

Sue from Oregon said...

I love the idea Julia! I missed last year, but won't this year. I do remember when I first started this addiction you had around 200+ followers and look at it now!!! Wowsers!

Nicky said...

Love your card on you desk and the idea of the link up - never done anyting like that before - sounds like fun - enjoy your day

Susan said...

Hi Julia,

Love the gift idea! Am impressed by your card too...very nice indeed!

Have emailed you regarding my Pay It Forward. Please let me know whether you received it as I need your address for your pressie!

Susan xxox #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great idea for the anniversary PIF! count me in! no one can say you didn't give us enough time to prepare in advance! new word for me today, "whinge".

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

I rarely copy anything as is, just can't do it! Anything you want to do for the Second Anniversary is fine by me!

jude said...

Lovely card creation on your desk hun!Yes im up for the Woywwers pay it forward and send a gift!
Fab idea
hugs judex

peggy gatto said...

wonderful idea!!!
good night from CA, USA!

Yenni Natalia said...

I love that pretty flowers :) love your busy desk as well :)

Scrapcat 1 said...

Wow I can't beleive it's the second annversary so soon, I am up for the idea of a PIF gift.
Love the desk mine looks like that when I made stuff too, I think it's just a crafty thing.
Have a great Wednesday

Scrapcollectr said...

Your card is wonderful (love all the images you combined) and I love the Pay It Forward idea. I'm up for it! But I have to go to bed now...
'Night, 'night....
*smile*

Barbara Mason said...

Sounds like a great idea - I hope to be in on it!!! Love your desk- I often work in a bit of a pile myself...

Morti said...

Fab idea Julia - count me in!!!

Minxy said...

Sounds like a cracking plan Julia..

Love your card BTW x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Hi Julia, apologies for being AWOL for the past couple of months. not really sure where the time went!!
Loving the card on your desk this week and I think its a great idea for week 104.

Andrea.xx

glitzygirl said...

Oh thank goodness, I just love a good mess, check my work desk out this week, ts ts. Love the idea of making a presi and getting one. I'm in. Blessings Hilde

JoZart said...

That's my kind of desk... except for the rare state of mine this week. Gorgeous card too.
The birds are singing as I type this and it's so lovely to hear.
I think it's a great idea for the anniversary as long as everyone participates though, otherwise some would miss out if a few cannot commit. Maybe a separate list for those willing to PIF would solve it?
JoZarty x

Sue said...

Hi Julia
gorgeous card , luv the image, luv the idea of a small gift for the person below, brill thinking, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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

What a lovely card.

Kay (Toodles & Binks)

Kezzy said...

I love the card it's great, I am also trying to play more with more over stamping, your card looks really brill that you wouldn't think it's your 1st time doing it. I think it's a fantastic idea to celebrate 2 years. I love the thought of making a sending to a follow woyww and to receive a gift back would be extra special.

nerllybird said...

Julia, that's a fab idea about the PIF thing. I've been a bit absent for a while but I'll certainly try and be around for the anniversary. Lovely card!
Helen x

Sheilagh said...

Love your card, I have that harlequin stamp so you have given me newe idea's thank you. I like your gift idea too, I will definately take part:)

Sheilagh

Leonie said...

Brilliant idea for the PIF- count me in!
Love your card Julia- funny how we sometimes start out in one direction and end up somewhere totally different!
happy woyww! xxx
hmmm feel a woyww album coming on!!

alexa said...

That stamping is lovely! Love the big block of it with the faded writing behind/on top ... You are giving me ideas for a scrapbook page! :)

Wipso said...

Great idea Julia. I'm happy to play along. It's such a fab group now and it would sort of link us physically as a group. Love the card on your desk amongst your creative clutter today :-)
Hugs,
A x

Pam said...

Love the card. Great idea for anniversary, better get cracking now as you know how I failed so miserably with last years challenge!!

Hugs Pam x

misteejay said...

The card on your desk looks lovely.

Toni :o)

kath said...

loving your desk today julia...gorgeous stamp and have fun with the old Distress Inks....great idea for the PIF....hugs kath xxx

Nicks said...

PaperArtsy and Distress inks - one of my favourite combinations!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

great desk today Julia, lovely stamp and you cannot beat distress inks xxx

Dotty Jo said...

I'm crazy for Distress inks too! Love the idea of a card chain, hope I'm not working that day so I can play along! Cannot believe it's narly anniversary no. 2! Thanks for all the fun, Jo x

Twiglet said...

Love the card and your cluttered work space - that's how we get things done! AND - you have done it again! What a fab idea for our 2nd anniversary - count me in!

karen said...

Great idea for the PIF for the 2nd anniversary of WOYWW! Count me in!
Your desk is nice and crafty today! And the card is beautiful! I like that you were going to repeat the card in the magazine but then took it in your own direction!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen (#55)

Neil said...

Looks like a lovely busy space today. Will be good to see the finished card. Have a great day.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I like what you are doing with the stamps and what mess? I can't see a mess - all the stuff you have out is vital to your project, is it not? :) Your idea to celebrate WOYWW's second anniversary is great - you know, I always wondered where those WOYWW thingies people had on their desks came from - now I know. Off to have that cup of tea and think about what to make for my WOYWW neighbour 15 Wednesdays from now. Elizabeth x #61

Kerry said...

That's what magazines and blogs are for, to give us inspiration, but then do your own thing with it. I love the card you have created. Enjoy your day.

Jo said...

Desks looks lovely and gift idea is great, looking forward to week 104
Jo #65

Spyder said...

ohooo I'm soooo late, why did they change my day to wednesday when Thursday and Tuesday would have done just fine!! Fabulous Idea...(I think!) will get my thinking cap on early, paper cups on a wheel won't do this time!! Fab desk this week too!
Happy woyww (Lyn)

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

Love your card and image. You always have fun things going on in your desk. The pay it forward sounds like fun. Will be watching for it!

sandra de said...

Great PIF idea. I'm in for it .... Have met such lovely crafters through WOYWW that I would love to make a gift for someone. Lovely card and fab desk.
Sandra xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Julia, happy Wednesday to you. The PIF idea is great. The WOYWWers are such a great bunch, and it would be great to make something for one of them. Judith xx

Esther said...

Hi Julia - I can't believe WOYWW is nearly 2 as it also marks my beginnings in the blogging world, I discovered WOYWW just as it reached it's first birthday a few weeks after starting my own blog! Think the gift idea is lovely and am very glad to see another desk as messy as mine ! Esther xx

Fiona Whitehead said...

Wow - its 9 a.m. and i'm still way down the line - off to check out some desks and get some inspiration x Yeah Julia - welcome to distress inks lol

okienurse said...

WOW! Great idea for the present! I am in for doing it. There is an awesome bunch of crafters here. Thanks for starting up the group!
Vickie #30

Chrysalis said...

What a great idea, Julia! Looking forward to it! x

Shaz in Oz. said...

meant to say Julia I think the pay it forward idea for 2 year blogaversary is great in my excitement I forgot about it in my comment.. typical brain overload!!
Shaz in oz.x

Joanne said...

I'll def be up for that. Just off to check the date so I can prepare. Love your card btw.
Joanne #77!!!x

Doone said...

ooh so glad I came by this week - I shall defo be in for 104 and will I work on a stupidly gorgeous gift, bearing the woyww logo,

Dxxx

Laura said...
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Wendy said...

love what you are working on lovely stamps.
great idea for 104 Wednesday, will join in with that.
Noticed your ATG GUN
I Just Alterd my gun yesterday, photos on my blog.
you must have ago at blinging your up, so esy

Sheena Douglass said...

Just joined but I'll be a regular visitor!
Great idea, but everyone's desk looks far less shamefull than mine!
Just pleased I cleared out the bit of pizza that was also lurking under some backing papers:-)

sharingthepassion said...

I can't believe you've been doing this for nearly 2 years and this is my first appearance. Be gentle with me LOL Have a fabby day.

Ali x

Kate said...

Lovely card. I quite like the look of the images in black and white as well.


** Kate **

Greenpixey said...

Love the idea of the PIF, gonna have a little think about that to make :)

nnalorac said...

No other way in my book! Creative mess everywhere, love your busy desk Julia and the flower image looks great. Great idea for the pif. Have a lovely day! Carolxx

Laura said...

Great idea for the gift!

I have a rare day off today and a chance for some midweek crafting so I'm off to tidy up my crazy messy craft desk soon and will then have a play with the new stamps the postie has just brough! :)

Laura #82

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I hate to be cluttering up your space with my failed links. For some reason I just can't seem to make it work for me! Sorry for the trouble! Maybe next week!

Dezinaworld said...

My first time here and what fun !! I think the pay it forward idea is great too. i will try and join in when i can with this each week. Now i am off to visit lots more.
hugs and thanks
June

Cath said...

What a great idea for the gifts. Great desk today.

Cathx

MaggieC said...

I did try to post a comment earlier but everything crashed in the middle. Thank you for sharing your desk with us, Julia. I love the idea of passing a pressie on to celebrate the anniversary. It is a great idea.

Create With Joy said...

What a fab idea for 2nd anniversary WOYWW!

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

Charlene said...

Sounds like a fun idea, Julia! Who doesn't love a little surprise in the mail?

RosC said...

Hi Julia. A Pay it Forward idea sounds fun and I'm happy to join in. Two years!! That's a long stint and it's far from boring.
Like your desk this week and the designing activity which is always like starting a mew adventure.
I'm still a slug at this but at least I came in ahead of No 100.
Cheers,
RosC

Dee . . . . . said...

Love the idea of the PIF! Will make a note in my diary of the exact date.
Dee

Nancy Wethington said...

Decided to play today and show off the antique scrapbook I was willed!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your flower image..looks like Spring to me. Love the idea you presented. Enjoy

Dragon said...

Lovely work and space as always... and I love the idea of the PIF - chose it as a TIO theme today before coming here!!!!! how odd eh?? But, I hope I am not last on the list that day, or I might be Billy no-mates!! tee hee Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Rosemary said...

I like how you used the card in the magazine as inspiration - I also love how it looks. I finally joined up this time, I'm a bit of a lurker and ashamed to put a photo of my workspace but what the heck.

Di said...

Great idea! Had a laugh about the Dragon's comment - that went through my head too :) Di x

Jingle said...

That card that you are stamping looks so great! It is inspiring me, actually. I really love it!

S said...

Lovely card. Coming upon 2 years, time does fly.

Anna said...

I had no idea you'd been doing this for so long, I saw this for the first time a couple of months ago and joining in today for the first time. Your card looks really pretty, I'll be back later for a better look around.

Rebekah said...

The anniversary idea sounds fab I'm in! The card looks fab too! hugs Rebekah (111) xx

Kim said...

I love your card; where is that giant harlequin stamp from...very nice! And your anniversary idea sounds great..though I have to admit, I don't know what a "pressie" is! LOL!

Toucan Scraps said...

Hi Julia, the card looks really pretty. And you desk isn't as messy as mine this week.
Blessings to you, from Angela #116

Artyjen said...

That sounds a super idea Julia! As you know I was occupied with my own sadness last year....am planning already what to make! :)
xoxo Sioux

Beatrice said...

Great to see your desk - I often start with a clear(ish) desk but after I have only done a couple of things I am surrounded and left with only a small working space right in front of me

Happy Wednesday - Bea

dawn michele said...

Love that idea!

sarah lawrence said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog last week.
Glad to see you liked the rose.
best wishes Sarah

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Love the idea of a PIF Julia what a fab way to connect us even more.

What about you though? I think we should all send you a little something to say thank you too x x

Gez said...

Love your card Julia. Great idea about the PIF. Hope you've had a great day..xx

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

I missed WOYWW for 2 weeks...been too busy to even snap a photo of the desk...so made time today. Didn't want to miss another one! :)

Looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to.

Love the idea of paying it forward. Can't wait to see who I get! ;)

MvM-design said...

Nice card you are making!!

On my desk... sewing machine and more...
Have a nice wednesday!!

Hugs Marleen♥

Shazsilverwolf said...

I'm always one of the last- I start work at 6.00am, and don't get back home till after 2.30pm- I am off to visit some desks now :)

Ciara said...

I think it's a fantastic idea to do a blog hop gift to celebrate the 2 year anniversary. I've been taking part since the end of August last year & I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far, so thank you lovely Julia :-)

Oh and by the way, you can't tease me by showing just part of a MS punch - I need to see all of it!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, me again! I got numbers 52/53 by mistake and have left the wrong blog address, not sure if you are able to cancel them, but I have added myself again properly, was half asleep when I did it the first time round :(

Linda w said...

This is my very first time playing with you and I've had a lot of fun. Hoping to be back next week as I also love your idea of WOYWW pay it forward...great idea. Thanks for letting me play. Hugs lin

princesskitten said...

I might actually manage to get all the links right this week!!!

Alisonw30 said...

Lovely card and great idea for the anniversary!

Alison x

lisa said...

Blimey, I'm later getting here than ever this week, still beter late than never. At this rate there won't be anyone below me in a few weeks time!!!!!!
You look very creative this week, Julia, that card looks gorgeous, can we have a close up.
Great idea for your WOYWW Anniversary. I shall get making!!
Hugs Lisax

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, lovely stamp (and card). The PIF idea is a great one, I cant believe its been going 2 years, well done for keeping this up (it must takes you ages) as its a great blog.
kyla

S said...

The list keeps growing and growing.

Pam said...

Hi Hon, the sewing machine's not too popular, its got two speeds fast and faster! Its very difficult to control, the foot pedal is only to make it run it doesn't work like a conventional machine where you can control the speed with the pedal. I've got my full size one out downstairs at the moment doing some alterations so it may stay there so I can use it on my cards. Pam

triciasconfetti said...

Haven't joined in this week as been away. Great idea about the PIF and love the card too. I'm off for a shuffty at desks now even if I haven't shown mine. OH thinks I spend too much time on the computer so have had to start rationing myself . BUT that means I either craft or blog so its a bit of a problem sometimes to get the balance right.

KanataNewf said...

Love the idea for the anniversary! I'm putting my thinking cap on!

Thanks for keeping the peeks going every week!

Sheena #143

Sam said...

Hi there. I think we ALL work in a little mess of our own if we only admit it!! Love the stamps you are using. :-)

Carola Bartz said...

I love the card that you made. So far I haven't worked with any PaperArtsy stamp, I have to look at them. I'm not quite sure whether I understand the WOYWW chain and what exactly we would make, but I certainly like the idea!

SDCrafts said...

Your breadth of vision and ideas keep on coming, don't they Julia? I think the gift idea is lovely - even if I am coming in at about the same point as last year and then I left - oh dear. ...Shirl #122

Ohhh Snap said...

What a lovely desk :D. Love the card! At first I thought you had printed the image, then I saw they were all different and figured you had stamped them.

Love the PIF for Week 104 :D. As always, TFS!
#120

fairy thoughts said...

just made it.nearly didnt as its not papery.
who doesnt work in a mess?
not sure how the gift thing works maybe someone can fill me in
janet

RosA said...

Hi Julia, Like your card. I often get inspiration from other people's stuff, but I'm far too lazy to actually try to copy anything! The linking idea sounds nice. I get confused with the time zones too. It's always Wednesday here before it's Wednesday there, so my pic goes up on your Tuesday, although it's probably the middle of the night ... so, by the time I get to add my name to your link, it's Thursday here and it looks like I'm late, ha ha! Did you follow all that? I'm not sure that I did ...?

Blueberry Moonlight said...

I've been working on distress inks lately too and I'm loving it even though you do get into a bit of a mess - it just adds to the fun.

Jovita said...

I've never tried Distressed Inks, but they sure look like fun, your card is looking fabulous.

Maggie's Crafts said...

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Pop over to http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com to find out what happens next...

Maggie
xx

Christine said...

I like the way you take such aerial views of your desk - I really feel like I'm snooping! Great idea for the PIF gift, I'd like to join in :-)

Lavinia said...

Hello! Y'know I posted my WOYWW on my Blog, but forgot to sign in here & enter! I have the flu so I am using that for my exscuse, nice to see you after my couple of weeks sabatical. Nice cards your making, love the stamps!
Lavinia
x

Mary said...

Hello....I'm a day late commenting. Last night I posted my work desk, but guess what I forgot. You got it...I forgot to link it. So, Happy Thursday! Have a great week!

Sarah said...

Loving WOYWW - and fab idea for a 2nd anniversary celebration x x x

diana creations said...

love your idea about card on desk great idea

Shari said...

Hi Julia,

Your card is beautiful! Your anniversary idea sounds really fun. I wasn't here for the first one, so forgive me my ignorance, but what is a WOYWW pressie? I am presuming it is something I would make featuring the WOYWW initials. It sounds really exciting! TFS! Shari #152

Helen said...

Hope this doesn't get lost in amongst all the WOYWW comments, but there is something for you on my blog!

Debs said...

Wow I love the anniversary idea but what about the last person on the list?! lol

eeeekk your desk contents have reminded me of a resolution I made - to stamp in colours other than black.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

Janelle said...

Oh, I'm just trying out sharing my workspace every once in a while. I'm late but that's okay. hopefully it will be something new...often, but no garantee. LOL

Allycat x said...

Finally got round to having a go! Great idea!
x

Thistleblue said...

Afternoon Julia, I'm just back from a wee holiday's up at my mum's in Scotland and thought I'd have a wee nosey at last weeks WOYWW. Love the idea of the Pay it Forward for the 2nd Anniversary. I'm off to get my thinking cap on for what to make.

Hope you had a wonderful week and catch you wednesday
hugs
Michelle
x

Artseyanne said...

This sounds like fun!

Rumtruffle said...

Hi Julia,
This is my second link up, I'm not sure what happened but I left a message too and can't seem to see that either, did I do something wrong? This is my first link up with you today x

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