Wednesday, 9 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 92

It's a bit of a mess, but my defence is that from this view, it's just showing that I'm actually doing some card making! The little blue lidded box that seems to feature quite a lot on my desk is one of about 4 containing either brads or eyelets. I was trying to find some nice brads to match this card but failed; honestly, you can own 8 million of anything and still not have the right one!
From this angle, you can see that I have an overflowing scraps box again. I will be doing something about this. Just as soon as I get motivated. Stamps to be cleaned are overflowing from the basket, and there's a workshop to kit up, so that will be seen to later today. If you're in the Northern hemisphere, isn't it great that the nights and mornings are a bit lighter!

Now then, record numbers last week - took me till yesterday to see them all, but what a grand trip! So do it again why don't you - upload to your blog and leave a link here - a picture of what you're currently up to and how your desk is coping.
And whilst you're hopping, consider a trip to Sisters Crafty Creations, Wipso and Twiglet are busy filling their shelves with pieces useful for crafters, some fab ideas from readers have been turned into reality - and they're having a large give away....go see.

113 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

OK... I feel better about my desk now I have looked at yours... because I can still see green mat on mine!!

Helen said...

How productive your desk is today! I think I have some teeny weeny brads just the right colour!! Two very different angles - two very different impressions of how busy you are!! Have a great day.

Carola Bartz said...

I like that little blue bird on the left side of your desk, he looks so cute.

Marjo said...

Your workdesk looks grand, love all the blues! Gonna go check out Sisters Crafty Creations before I go on blog-about.

Have a great Week!

Bunches of hugs, Marjo #6

Susan said...

Ha Ha Julia...my desk is messier than yours this week! I win!
Susan xxox #11
http://stamponme.blogspot.com

Create With Joy said...

Ooh such fab deliciousness on your desk! Started to review a card making book today but ran out of time. Maybe next Wed - anyway can't wait to see what you make!

Ramona

sasa said...

It's true...when there is more in the scrap box that on the desk we need to do some thinking...Mine is full of my experiments, not-quites and what would that look like? Can't throw them away... they get filed under the get round to that some day - along with the ribbon tidying. Looking busy and recognising some PA stamps... Have a good week.
Sasa (sarah at 4)


Sarah

jude said...

Well have to say your desk is more creative the mine this week.mind i had to hide my Woyww 100 project so maybe thats the reason.
Ilearnt the hard way now clean my stamps everytime i use em got rid of my box when it got too over flowing!Happy Wednesday hunni
hugs judex3

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

Huge box of scraps there my lovely (I answered your query about the matrix boards btw).

Hugs

Kay

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I would love to rummage in your scrap box! Patsy from
HeARTworks

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Trying again to comment. Grrrrr. Like the birdie a lot. Have fun making magic with those scraps!

Mary Anne

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Would love to have your window. Your not alone on having lots but never the perfect one.Goes for the blending of papers also. I have a project planned for grandkids, their next overnight stay..sorting buttons by color even if they only get 1/2 done it would help. Off for some great fun. Enjoy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah we crafter can never throw a thing away, have one of those boxes too!.. going back to bed here but will be back to snoop around soon!
Dear Julia, thank you for being such an amazing hostess your efforts to cheer with your winsome wit keep our hearts lighter though a day,
God's blessings always,
Shaz in Oz.x

jonaks said...

can't wait what you do with all your scraps

MvM-design said...

Good morning!!

Lovely stamp on your desk!! (hihi I also have this stamp)
Have a nice Wednesday!!
Greetz Marleen

kath said...

looks like we are both in kitting mode...good luck...hugs kath xxx

Jennie said...

Your desk is more than tidy :)) I mean I could find you a brad or two, as I do have every colour, and actually they are neatly jumbled in a jar!
Have a great day!
xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey Julia...I think our desks look about the same this week. Busy with lots of stuff lying about...I am giving a little WOYWW blog candy this week too!

Nicks said...

Never defend your desk - tell everyone thats how its mean to be
LOL @ jennie - jumbled in a jar

Morti said...

Good Morning Julia! Catch you later - have to run to work now!

Oh, and how about changing your brads to suit your card yourself? Acrylic paint, alcohol inks, even EP and glitter.... Failing that, find a large hole punch, and cut your own card candy!

Leonie said...

Happy woyww!
your desk is always so interesting- thanks for sharing
xx fairy leonie #28

misteejay said...

I think it's a crafting thing Julia - it is impossible to find what you want even though you know you have some or you can find everything and what you want isn't there...isn't it called "Murphy's Law"...

Toni :o)

Dragon said...

Your desk looks lovely this week, just crafty enough and neat enough to make me envious!!!! And the scap box is so familiar.... I DO use bits though, don't you??? Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Alexa said...

But your scrap box (is that it on the far left?) does look very organised and colour-coded! Know what you mean about brads - one shade of blue/green/brown etc. is just not enough. :)

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

So agree with all the things we have ' we still never seem to have the right piece for that project - could that be that wer're in such a mess we can't find it? Have a great day.

Wipso said...

I can see the parcel the postman will be bringing to your door some time soon will be put to good use there today....in fact I think you could use several :-)
Thank you so much for flagging us up today. It's really lovely to think all the WOYWWers will get a chance to win our gifts. We enjoy spreading some love :-)
Hugs,
A x

Beatrice said...

Had to laugh I have enough bits to open a mini shop but never have quite the right thing. The nights getting lighter are great and have resulted in me spending a little more time crafting. As for scraps used to keep them - realised I never ever used them so now they go straight in the bin

Cathy said...

Fab desk Julia ... lvoe the blues .. .and its not a mess, its art at work LOL!!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Gez said...

Morning Julia.. I know what you are saying about the brads! No matter how many you own!!
Have a great day. Gez.

Spyder said...

Your desk does look nice and bright this morning,the sun has come out where you are...or the day light bulb! Nice and 'blue' makes me think of summer! have a good week!
(Lyn)

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Love the blue Satzon beautiful shade. Sorry didn't comment yesterday on the LO it was pancake day and I had to feed the brood... I loved the LO anyway but now it's stunning!!

Laura x

Caroline Hallett said...

Looks pretty tidy to me! Have a good wednesday xx

Virginia said...

Morning Julia, joined in for the first time in an age! Love how busy your desk looks! Hope you are having a great day!

Dotty Jo said...

Always enjoy a nose around your desk Julia! Off to get creating, see you later, Jo x

Squirrel x said...

Oh Julia, you do brighten my day. How can you have a basket of dirty stamps? I must have a form of OCD as I clean mine after each use! Thanks for the smiles. Sxx

Di said...

Lovely pile of scraps - can I please come and relieve you of some? Can bring some brads in exchange :)) Have a great day! Di x

glitzygirl said...

Man you WOYWW girls are quick. Before I knew there you all were, LOL. Love seeing pics of your desk when you have had a busy week. Thanks for the snoop, and thanks for doing this blog. I love looking at everyones desks. Blessings Hilde

Mrs A. said...

My desk would look something like this but I tipped everythng onto the floor to have room to work!!! Brads. I knew there was something I needed to get more of. Thanks for the reminder.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi peeps . . . it's my stamp shelves this week (not my desk) hope that's ok Julia . . . but last week I promised to show them THIS WEEK!!!! LOL
You have a nice creative clutter on your desk this week dontcha!

Hugs, Sandra

triciasconfetti said...

Thought I been really slow this morning as nearly posted on last week and it was saying I was 167!!!
Thought everyone was suffering from insomnia! Sorted out now and am 60. Love your dinky blue boxes.
x Tricia (60)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I had the same thing happen to me Tricia . . . except I was 166 . . . don't know what I pressed, by I'm linked in now!
Hugs Sandra

Doone said...

hmm it is indeed true that it is nice to have daylight at the beginning of the day, and that it is finally still light in the afternoons, but of course it means there are no shadows on our desks in which the sins may be hidden, I just took photo's of my work desk and I hang my head in shame - it is wonder I can find anything let alone a matching brad...and since i have shoes on the table, I shall have bad luck forever....

Rumtruffle said...

A lovely busy desk! I know how you feel regarding matching card to brads/buttons etc how many shades of a colour can there be? Wishing you a lovely crafty week.
Helen xxx

S said...

My desk is clear this week, because I stacked everything on a chair. Why is it that your desk always looks so busy and interesting, and mine just looks busy and messy?

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I'm not so good in leaving comments, but I really like this WOYWW. Specially that you can see what you, and others have on their desk.
xFranka

Minxy said...

A familiar site i see, but oh boy is that scrap stack large, then again i can't talk, i have about 4 'scraps' boxes lol
Have a great wednesday xx
hugs x

Neil said...

Creative genius at work this week I see, no boring paperwork in sight. Hope you find the brads you need, I too have gazillions except the ones I need usually..... Have a great day!

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the mention Julia - we love to hear from all our WOYWW friends and they certainly had some brill ideas for crafty items. Have a great day!

okienurse said...

Very interesting desk! No one can ever call you a slacker! I love the big box of scraps. Frugal is as frugal does. Think of all the money you are saving to buy all sorts of other awesome stuff!
Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

Chrysalis said...

It's not fair! I need another day off after Wednesday, to catch up with all the desks here on the day before!! Love to all and thanks again Julia, for this great way of sharing our lives. xx

Susan Allan said...

Busy desk, busy mind. My desk is full so I am in the kitchen today!
Have a fun week!

Sue xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

You do look to be very busy.

RosC said...

Greetings, Julia. Glad to be tumbling around the desks again this week. Love a blue accent and busy desk.
Could it be as bad to actually have a certain item but not know where it is? How much time have I spent in frenzied searches whilst said item sniggers in the hidden corner.
Smiles, Ros

HarmonySweetpea said...

I'm a bit slow to link up this week. It must be something amazing to see how big your weekly meet has grown. I haven't been involved that long and already I can see it growing. Congrats on last weeks record link ups!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love your workspace this week. Lots of creativity been going on here! You seem to be one busy lady.....don't you just love it!

KanataNewf said...

Nice and crafty! And I totally agree - no matter how much you have of something, it never fails that there isn't a "perfect" match. I've taken to colouring embellies with my Copic Markers to get a match. If you check out my post BEFORE my WOYWW post you will see what I mean!

Kate said...

The Paperartsy stamps look nice.

** Kate **

Charli said...

Lots still going on on your desk Julia! The first shot straight down does show that you are actually making something, but unfortunately the one from the side shows that you're making on a pile of other stuff lol!!

Lovely daylight you have through that window though I'm sure.

Take care,
Charli x

JoZart said...

Apart from the near tsunami of offcuts your desk looks creative enough and tidy enough to me. BUsy as usual it seems too! Thanks for your kind thoughts on mine,
JoZarty x

Scrapcollectr said...

I take comfort that your desk resembles mine.....
I was almost #11. It was 1am here and Mr Linky kept telling me that I was typing my link wrong so I gave up and went to bed. This morning I realized that in my early morning stupor, I had been trying to type my link where my name goes! It wasn't Mr Linky's fault at all. Lol. Happy WOYWW.
#80

Eiglas said...

.....I really WILL tidy my worktop .....one day! LOL!
Hugs
Ei
x

Theresa said...

O yUm - the smell of ink in the morning!!!

The Crafty Elf said...

Is that your paper or scraps all colour co ordinated there?

Jingle said...

Your space looks busy and fabulous!!!

Electra said...

I hope everyone is gettings lots of quality time in their studios this week!

Sandy Huntress said...

Wow, that is an overflowing scrap basket indeed! :-) But it's all good, as evidence that work is getting done.

Btw, concerning your brad dilemma, have you tried changing the colors with alcohol inks or paint?

Linda w said...

Love how busy you always are.....and the scraps box. I can never bare to throw so much as a sliver away...afterall, there are ATC, and inches and all sorts of things to use them on lol. hugs lin

Rebekah said...

I love a good box of scraps lol! Mine is never even half empty lol! hugs Rebekah 108 xx

Anna said...

It just looks busy to me! I know what you mean about the brads and it goes for any embellishment, you never have the right one, but you did just see something on a blog or website somewhere that would be perfect......or is that just me?

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, you are a busy one today! I love the scraps bin - it's so colorful. :)

Cheers,
Susan

Jana said...

I could be at home at your workdesk. Lovely creative inspiration here. I LOVE your overflowing scrap basket. One of the first things that caught my eye. Can't wait to see what you do with it all. (I need ideas for my overflowing scrap drawer.)

Hazel said...

I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one with an overflowing scrapbox (although mine is hidden from view today) - how come it's always bulging when I'm always using scraps - it might be because I like cutting into new papers too. Isn't it always the way that you can't find the right colour brad when you need it - can you use a copic or some alcohol ink to colour a plain one? x

Starla said...

I spy a PaperArtsy stamp! I have my scraps in a bin with a lid.....that way I can shut the lid and ignore the mess! haha

Lavinia said...

Scraps drive me mad! I have tonnes & tonnes (well bit over egged...but its a lot) I must start to use em soon! My desk is looking like your this week, well a bit anyhow :)
Lavinia
x

Sam said...

Hi there. Your comment about matching brads goes for sewing, patchwork and handbags in my house! I too have alot of scraps. Two boxes in fact. However, I am sometimes able to make whole layouts (bar the cardstock) with just scraps and that is sooo satisfying! They come in handy for punching butterflies too! My excuse and you are most welcome to use it!!

Hettie # 116

Pam said...

Busy desk, it takes a lot of persuading to sort out scrap boxes I hate doing it! Hugs Pam x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Its great to see a similar desk, lol, I keep ending up with more & more scrap bins/boxes/envelopes etc, etc. Takes me a few days to get round everyone too, Happy WOYWW, Shaz #118

lisa said...

You certainly have got a busy desk today, Julia. It's nice to see someone with as many scraps as me!!!
If I can't find a brad to match I've started either colouring them with pro markers or embossing them to match.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lisa (119)

Lisa said...

I'm loving the bit of sunshine I've seen this week, makes me feel much perkier. Haven't managed to upload my desk yet, but I'll try later on.....

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Your desk is a thing of beauty - love the scrap paper box, it's a great way to find things fast. Thanks again for making it possible to travel with world with a click of the mouse. It is one of the highlights of my week. Hugs #120 Vicki

Aud said...

Ooh lots going on on your desk Julia busy busy. Have fun crafting . Aud 122

Leo said...

Good luck with your brad search. I always grab stuff and play around with it till it works for me. Have you got any plain ones you could colour with your Stazon or glitter up?
xx Leo

Mary said...

My scrap box looks like yours. I agree....need to do something with it. I like the Staz-on and glitter hint. Maybe I'll clean house later. I'm off to look for plain brads.... :-)

Peach Street said...

I have gone with an unconventional approach to WOYWW. The floor is my desk for the day.

Sunshine Girl said...

Desk looks fab - did you know that you can paint brads, ink them with the same colour ink to match your card and then if necessary dip them in embossing powder and heat to set the ink(make sure you hold the brad in a peg and not your fingers though!) - then you get perfect matching brads for every project!

princesskitten said...

Love all the stuff on you workbench - mine is usually covered like that! ;-)

The spray bottles behind my doggie are filled with water for ink work,I a, a total inkoholic. Thanks for asking

Mrs Ham said...

This is my first time joining in, it is so much fun. I now know that I'm in excellent company with the messing work desk.

Electra said...

Hah! Love your comment about 8 million and not the right one!

Me too!

Sherry Edwards said...

Just added my link - better late than never!
Love your little blue brad box and busy, busy desk!

Penni said...

I do love a busy desk!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Kirsty.a said...

I love the blues on your desk. Can't you colour your brads to match?
Kirsty #124

DW Peot said...

So wonderful to be back posting.
Happy crafting to all!
FABULOUS!

Sheilagh said...

I have a scrap box similar, I hadn't realised I was in such exaulted company;)

nickipee said...

My first WOYWW!!!!!

DanielleP said...

I love little plastic containers to put brads, eyelets, etc, in. I have quite a collection of them. Almost as many as I have brads, eyelets, etc!
DanielleP

clare said...

Joining in on the fun, Via, Peggy @
http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/
Clare.

fairy thoughts said...

you are so right julia, you can have 8 million of something and not have the right one, i'm always reminding my husband about this when he's off to b &q to buy yet more nails /screws/ bits of wood etc so that 's why i need more stamps/ inks /brads etc.
janet.

Net said...

142? Crikey that's just how old I feel!

Ohhh Snap said...

I have 4 pairs of shoes and that's all I'm needing, but at least 300 brads and it's just not enough :D. Good to see you've come back to creatively chaotic deskwise!

You really do need the On the Edge Tim Holtz house die too :D. Have you seen how he makes stamps out of his dies with really thick fun(craft) foam?

#102

kaz said...

Well another WOYWW and I just can't wait to see what you all have been up to today.
I have been having loads of Nanny cuddles and kisses and just chilling with my Gorgeous Granddaughter.
Just off to Make a card for my next Challenge and then going to go blog hopping.
Hope you have all had a great WOYWW and look forward to seeing you all next week
Kaz.
# 144

Sandie said...

I'm embarrased to show my work space this week. It even makes yours look tidy Julia!!
I quite agree... how ever much we have we never have the right shade or colour. A good excuse to buy even more!
And it IS wonderful to see the day light gradually increase. The weather here has been chilly but with beautiful blue skies, daffodils are popping up and Spring is in the air. Lovely!

Ali said...

That's a very busy-looking desk! :) And I like the look of some of those stamps in the foreground...

P.S. Wow... I think your scraps box may actually beat mine! I didn't think that was possible! :lol:

Ali #82

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Almost forgot to check in this Wednesday!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2. Also, a giveaway is coming soon!

Peace,
LuLu

Jovita said...

What a difference the angle makes... top view you look busy but side view you look really really busy, you have a lot going on. Hopefully you'll come across that perfect brad color. :)
Have a great week.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Julia, I did get the best of Mr. Linkey....finally. You were a dear to help me! Once you took me by the hand and said "Ok, Glenda, you can do this" and with just the right bit of instruction, a light went on in my head and I had an ahha moment. Finally figured it out! Thanks so much for your help!

SueH said...

Well done on the record numbers last week Julia, it just goes to show how a few friends checking out what each other is up to each week can snowball into such a phenomenon.

Love the spring colours you’re working with and as for the brads, I always have white ones to hand and my Promarkers for a prefect match every time. Works well with card candy too!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Fiona Whitehead said...

Phew - how do you keep up will all these links and comments - must take you all day! lol! Just to let you know my altered box is all done and I even learnt something about Julius Caesar - all in the name of stamping!

Victoria said...

hi Julia
thank you so much for the kind words, it has meant alot. I love my flowers and lace lol, have made a few cards recently without either eeek I kept asking my husband did they look right!

MaggieC said...

Hi Julia, thank you so much for your support and your lovely comments. Our latest grandaughter, Rosie, finally arrived this morning, so I have been busy finishing off the card ready for our first visit. I did not make it to many desks last week and I am not sure how many I will manage this week, with all that is going on. I hope you found the right brads. I have just finished my stock of the ones I want, but I cannot remember where I got them from.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Julia I just want to say thanks for having this post each Wednesday.. It's rally fun!!
Your work area is wonderful and fun looking...

nickipee said...

My desk wasn't really that bad at all was it?!?! LOVE your scrap box!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
nickipeex

RosA said...

Hi Julia, I can't count the number of times I have bought something even though I already had it, just because I couldn't find it! No more! Silver looks good with blue if you can't find the right blue.

Li'l Pidge said...

Sorry for missing out last week-but back in the game now! Love that you have some alcohol inks out on the desk!
Kyla