Wednesday, 25 May 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 103

Well interweb, I know you won't have noticed, but this is my first post of the week and its success is entirely in the hands of Blogger's technerds...I haven't been able to get into the Dashboard to write anything since Sunday, weird, huh!
It is Tuesday as I write - I'm scared that if I leave this till tomorrow morning, it won't work and then my day will be a little spoiled!

gad, my desk is a sigh - I've taken the photo leaning against the die cutting surface looking right, so you can just see my stamp shelves...if you aren't blinded by the amount of tidying to be done! Lots of admin for the card Marathon and other such nonsense crowding the space. A really beautiful kit that was part of a Birthday Bunny present last night thanks to the New Baby Mummy.



And the traditional aerial shot shows some answers to questions actually. See the two bits of timber across the back of the photo? Farthest one is the ledge of the open stable door. Near one is the 2" deep 'wall' that surrounds my desk on 3 sides...so I can employ the use of the wheels to move it out of the doorway without everything going wobbly and falling off. Man, that man of mine just about thought of everything! Also note please - the Yellow ATG monster in its customary 'ready' position. It has slimmed down! I finally worked out the adaptor for the 6mm narrow tape. Without anyone's help. Until Mr Dunnit came home at lunchtime and he had to do a tricky bit that I thought might break it - of course I can't do that bit, because then there's no-one to blame when I have to get a new one! But naturally, he didn't break it and I managed to put it all back together and it works. Bloomin' go me!! You can also see one of my FAVOURITE most cherished stamps - a scrawly text from A Stamp In the Hand. Every time I use it, it makes me happy. I've had it for about 10 years. Worth the 10 bucks that nearly made me faint at the time!
Read this if you're a PiFing WOYWWer:
So next week is the second anniversary of WOYWW. I can barely believe it. If you asked me, I'd say more than a year, simply because I was there on the first anniversary! Anyway, point is, we're going to attempt the friendly PiF. Make, or get ready, the gift you've made. When you link to WOYWW, if you're taking part in the PiF, add an asterisk * to your name. The next person on the list with an asterisk next to their name will be your recipient. Email or Comment so you can get the address, and post your PiF as soon as you can. Remember - your pressie should be ready - the idea is not to make anyone wait too long and spoil the fun of the anniversary. Remember too, this is about a small gift that you've made to post to a friend you probably haven't met. Your skill, your time and your effort....hugely appreciated. There's no such thing as not good enough - hand made with the intention of pleasing a friend is ALWAYS good enough. So no fretting.

Meanwhile, join us do for this week's WOYWW - show us what is on your Workdesk this Wednesday - upload a pic to your blog and link it here. We'll visit eventually!


75 comments:

Helen said...

Ahh, script stamps - my favourites! Love the arty shot of your desk, bathed in sunshine!! Blogger has been a right pain - apparently they're "working on it" according to the help forum....

Carola Bartz said...

Gorgeous stamp shelves you have there, Julia! And I like that scrawly text stamp as well - I don't own it, but I've seen it so very often and always thought what a great stamp that one is!
Happy WOYWW!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Do I hear a drumroll? Reminding me that the PiF has a week to be spiffed up and ready to be photographed? It'll be done and waiting patiently for it's recipient to get on line (and online-- Lol). Having a favorite stamp that brings you joy is what its all about I think. Have a nice WOYWW...
#4
(On Twitter, @scrapcollectr)

Neet said...

Forgot to tell you the other week, I have mastered my ATG gun - but not quite up to your standard. You are getting too good .

The Crafty Elf said...

It's always nice to visit your desk Julia! That door of yours, to the sunshine - awesome! I've also experienced some difficulties this week with Blogger :( and sounds like we aren't alone.
Thanks for the peek.

jude said...

Lovely shot of desk this week.I am so pleased someone else has problems mastering their ATG gun ...your not alone !lol.Hate it everytime have to change a tape.
Have good week fingers crossed blogger gets sorted
hugs judex

Jennie-The Artistic Stamper said...

ok, I wrote a comment, blogger sent me back and forth, and then lost it! grr. love the aerial shot, and love that I am no 1 this week!! lol and will I be ready for next week, oh yes! just nowhave to remember to add the asterix! Here's hoping blogger will let me post!
Happy Woywwing!
Jennie #1

Jennie-The Artistic Stamper said...

P.S. blogger wouldn't let me comment using my google log in, so did it with my name and url..FYI
xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Sorry for messing up the linking, Julia. Peggy's out to lunch and asked me to do hers and oh, you can see what happened! I love script stamps and yours looks particularly wonderful- I can see why it makes you happy. I happen to know that Mr. Dunnit is an exceptionally nice man (after last year's anniversary gifts!) and it's great to hear about his exploits helping you with your craft space! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Nicky said...

seems like blogger is misbehaving again this morning - love the way the sun comes into your desk - great stamp getting excitied about the pif first one I will have done Happy Wednesday - Nicky

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW Julia!!
Love the sun on you desk.... getting warm this early morning!
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Nicks said...

I like the way you get OH to do things just in case it breaks - i work on that theory LOL
See you with an * next week x

kath said...

thanks for the snoop this morning julia and oh yes Mr Blogger is being a bloggy nuisance again..started removing pics from my blog yesterday until I slapped him a few times...hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Hi Julia
nice angle of the dangle this morn, lovely creative desk, good idea passing the gun over to hubbie to sort, smart move. Hope your blog behaves itself now, have good day, thanks for the snoop, sue,x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

We had blogger probs last week with the dashboards.Had to play catch up all week. Now today it is almost hard to post comments. I'm ready for PIF..Love the light you have coming in your window. Happy WOYWW and Enjoy what you love best.

misteejay said...

Grrrrrr to Mr Blogger...still can't get in properly.

Happy Wednesday Julia. Here's hoping that blogger decides to sort itself out soon as this is getting very frustrating.

Toni xx

Anonymous said...

Counting down to the kidlets bedtime so I can read in peace :)

This is Lita from Artful Fancies btw. Mr Blogger isn't letting me log in. grrrrr

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Julia
Not long to go now, and hopefully technology doesn't get in the way then. What did we do without Blogging and all the rest of this stuff all those years ago. The memory is too distant I feel.
Until next week happy creating
Alicia.R.

Spyder said...

Happy WOYWW a great shot of your work desk tis week and me too,blogger has been acting like a two year old,other peoples two year olds of course.
(lyn)

Wipso said...

The excitement really is building now isn't it? My parcel is all ready .....all I've got to do now is to remember to add that * after my name :-)
Hugs,
A x

Wipso said...

I've just linked Twiglet for her cos she is a lady that lunches today after having a sleep over last night :-) I wonder if it was one of those giggly sort like our girls had in their early teens when noone slept all night? :-)
Must remember to not link her next week or I will be passing my gift forward to her :-)
A x

Kate said...

Bits of my blog haven't worked for weeks, mainly to do with followers. I've filled in a form, it always feels so much better when you've filled in a form.

Is that a notebook with flowers on at the front of your desk? If it's not stamp then it should be.

** Kate **

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

As usual just love your desk Julia and all the little goodies on especially that stamp so agree with you it is gorgeous .. a happy stamp indeed and yes better get a wriggle on my pIf... maybe finish midnight next Tues night, huh? mmm Blogger has been having conniptions hasn't it.. commiserations! love Shaz in Oz.x

sandra de said...

Love the sunshine coming through your window. Blogger is being a bother at the moment a bit like a teenager. ... moody, slamming doors and sulky!! Looking forward to piffing. Have a lovely woyww.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Happy WOYWWW Julia (and everyone else). One more week to go until the big one.

Hugs, Sandra

okienurse said...

I think blogger is in need of overhaul. I couldn't log into do my post earlier. I love all your work space. Awesome stamp storage!
Thanks for sharing. Vickie #48

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm all set for next week; now if something doesn't get in my way.....love your desk this week. Looks like you have al lot going on. I love the fact that your desk has wheels.

Doone said...

As I have often been known to (comfort myself) say to the Boys,

the desk isn't untidy until there is mould in the abandoned mug.

so in my book (mug measure) you are tidy.

Sooo excited about next week,

Dx

Allycat x said...

I'm sure you've had your monies worth from the stamp - script stamps are extremely useful! Here's hoping Blogger continues to behave for you!
x

Helen said...

There's no tidying to be done here compared to my space!
I've been having blogger problems as well - wouldn't do anything end of last week. Glad to see it's back up!
Helen

Anonymous said...

Love the angle Julia ... very sunny and very arty!
Mr Blogger wont let me comment as me this morning so tonight Matthew I will be 36 ... oh I wish :0)
Left a link in the hopes that you will recognise me :0)
http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/2011/05/very-nearly-two.html

Sarah said...

Having issues with blogger here too. Interesting angle on your desk this week :)

Sarah Among the Land Rovers

Dragon said...

Well blogger is being a blogger!!! But here I am on my iPad so I can comment at last!!! Great desk again this week... I followed the link you gave me, Julia and I now have a yellow gun, but forgot to put it into the pic this week!!! However, you are RIGHT, it does need some practice!!! I will keep on before getting an extra distraction for it!!! So excited now for you for next week, and hope to see you later over on mine if you get time!!
Frankie
xx

KanataNewf said...

Looking busy as usual! Can't wait for next week! I'm all ready to go!

Happy WOYWW!
Sheena B

Lisa-Jane said...

Woo hoo! I'm in double figures today! Makes a change for me not to be up in the hundreds. I just bought a script stamp after years of saying no it was too expensive but I can't wait for it to arrive now. Happy crafting!

April said...

As always some lovely stamps you have there! always nice to take a peek at your desk. Thanks for sharing.

MaggieC said...

I seem to have missed the worst of the blogger trouble, but it still will not show all my photos. Still, at least I can see all of your lovely desk in the sunshine. That is a great stamp and so many chances to use that one. Thank you for all your work and sharing your space with us.

Scrappydiva said...

Hey Julia! Today I've blogged my extremely tidy desk... it's a miracle! I see you're an old hand at ye olde ATG. I bought one and then when the tape ran out hit a bit of a problem. The tape it came with is 12mm and for me it's a bit too wide. Now I'm told that you can get acid-free 6mm and that you need an adaptor. Can I find either of these items out there? No. For some reason I feel like I'm hitting some sort of wall. Do you have any recommendations for where to get some more tape? My poor ATG is just sitting there looking lonely at the moment, and I'm going through reels and reels of SNAIL, DST, Tombow etc.

Thanks for your help!
Anthea

Susan Allan said...

Not linked here for a while but I'm looking forward to having a nose around. Have a really good day Julia!
sue xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I love script stamps and would dearly love to own more than the one I have - yours looks fab. I see I have to sign in with Google to leave a comment - could be tricky judging by yesterday's performance but let's see what happens now. Elizabeth x #53

angelfish said...

Blogger is being a total pain. I haven't been able to post this week either, but thankfully managed my desk today. I'm guessing that's why there are only 40 comments to go with the 76 desk links. Loving the sunny shot and the scripty stamp:)

Kathryn said...

Hi!
Guess the Blogger problems we had last week are migrating your way now. AAaaarrrggghhh!!! Hope it works itself out!
Always enjoy looking at your busy desk. Would like to see a better picture of your stamp shelves sometime though, it will probably just make me jealous, ha!
Have a great day!!
hugs!
kat

Joyce said...

I love script stamps! Messy means productive, lots of creating going on! :-) Happy Wednesday!

PamD said...

Aww Mr Dunnitt sure is handy! Need to post my PIF to you to pass on as I am not around next week, will email you later. Hugs Pam x

Ugg blogger sure is playing up today! Pam Space

Beatrice said...

I gave up on blogger a long time ago could never upload a piccie easily - that sunshine flooding in looks gorgeous - do you craft with your sunglasses on? The stamp shelves look very interesting

Bea

rach said...

Looking forward to next week, can't believe how quick it's gone!

lisa said...

I love all the sunshine streaming onto your desk, Julia. You have a great space. What would we do without these men in our lives to attend to tricky crafting gadgets.
Looking forward to next week.
Hugs Lisa #97

fairyrocks said...

Looking forward to next week Julia Pif all ready. Love that you still love the expensive stamp. Glitches of my own this week so no WOYWW this week, but next week for sure!! See you then. Keep smiling and creating

Sarpreet said...

a really busy desk,l and hiding your PIF - look forward to the reveal. seeing peoples blogs it sounds like [people have big thinsg and i only have a little thing so i think i may opt out next week. great workspace, Happy WOYWW 103, One more week to the 2nd anniversary, #16

Jingle said...

Your space looks FABULOUS! Can we show our PIF next week? I need to make mine, still! LOL!

Hettie said...

Oh! Blogging Hell! Just typed out reply and it wont let me in!! Grrrr!
Want a ganders through your stamping shelves! I do so love wooden ones!
PIF all ready for next week, provided Blogger is working properly!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Know what you mean about those things we take an deep breath at the price...they always turn out to be either loved or hated don't they, never inbetween.

Kathleen said...

At last I can leave a comment, Blogger has been a bit weird. A long story but I appear to be logged in when I'm logged out and vice versa.
Well julia I don't own a tape machine and would'nt know what to do when things go wrong with one so I use the wet sticky stuff lots of mess but fun.
My minds a blank about PIF week hope I get something sorted I would hate to miss out on the fun.

Sarah-Jane said...

Ooo, great idea from your hubby! love the sides ;-) and your desk looks like the perfect creative space today with lots of things out and in use,
Hugs xx

MaudMartha said...

Hi Julia, I look forward to your WOYWW every week since I found it only a few weeks ago. Undecided about doing PIF - I want to but not sure of what to make. Afraid it won't be good enough. See you next week. Teresa x

Anne said...

Great desk again Julia, lots to play with !!!
Have a good week
Anne x

triciasconfetti said...

Yes all ready for next week - just hope I don't have the same problems as last week when I had no less than 3 different numbers.
x Tricia

Andria said...

I decided to sit this week out, Julia...sometimes trying to get around to visit as many people as possible gets a little overwhelming for me, so I took a little break. But happy WOYWW, anyway!!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Julia, I do love a messy desk. Yours is full of interesting bits of evidence of creative fun it looks like. *smiles* Norma
p.s. my work is not always specifically related to rubber stamping art but a lot of the time I add a stamped image in there somewhere. Hope that is okay with this site!!

Paula Gale said...

Hello my Darling - so nice to be here... I've had NO problems with Mr Blogger cos I ain been on it for months - apart to blog my DT pieces. How remis of me. Anyway, I can't believe that its the second anniversary next week - I am so glad that I didn't miss it - I would have been genuinely devistated. It looks like I will have to read back a few of your posts to see what PiF means - and to see if I have missed anything else.

Would love to catch up properly so may PM you sometime soon.

Big hugs and love to you

Paula x x x

Sally Morgan said...

I always love snooping around your desk Julia...although it also always makes me want a stable door!
*hugs* Sal x

Anne said...

A very creative looking desk. Happy WOYWW. Hope this comment appears as it wouldn't let me leave comment last week and have had trouble on other blogs as well. Just keep getting sent back to log in- very frustrating. Anne x

Esther said...

Happy WOYWW..I can see why that stamp is your fav..I love my text stamp too, it's very inky and well used! I now have shelf and wheely desk envy....Esther xx

Crafty Kaz said...

Happy WOYWW 103, Wow what a lovely crafty fun filled Desk.
I missed last week as we are busy house hunting and time seem's to fly by at the Moment, and I am pleased to say that we have found the perfect home for our Family. Yeah, the only Problem is one day soon, yet again I must pack all my Craft room up and move, but this time we are staying put,so no moving every 2 years (thankgod)
Love all the busy desk's that I have peeked at.
Just off for another nose around.
Crafty Kaz.

Linda (Crafty Distraction) said...

*shakes fist at blogger*

Thought I was going a bit when blogger wouldn't sign me in...but at least it's not effecting craft time!

TFS your desk....
Linda

MaudMartha said...

Hi Julia, thanks for reassuring me. Yes you're right it's a lovely thing to do, I'll see what I can come up with. Luv Teresa x

karen said...

How very handy to have such a handy hubby!
My blogger is messed up too! I couldn't even log in on my usual browser, but so far seems to be working on this one!
Looking forward to the PIF Anniversary next week!
xoxo Karen (#123)

StampDancer said...

Hi Julia, my first time linking to WOYWW - I've been seeing it on other blogs and since I am an evening stamper (due to my work day away from home), I'm cutting it close to getting this in on Wednesday. congrats on getting close to the 2 year anniversary - will have to check back next week!

Sarpreet said...

hi Julia, Thank you for your words. I would feel awful in receiving a huge PIF, when I only have a small PIF. May make a second gift to compliment the first PIF. Looking at the fewer number of comments this week, it appears others are having problems. It is not apparently affecting all users. Here is Bloggers twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/Blogger

You dont have to be signed up to Twitter to read the above. It does not recognise that ai am signed in, when leaving a comment where the comment is underneath the post and not in a pop up box, it asks me to select the profile. Even if i select the google account and click on sign in, and enter all my details - it still does not recognise that i am signed in. So i have to click on name and URL, and complete this. however not all blogs have Name URL profile available.

Emma said...

Hi Julia. This is my first time taking part in WOYWW. Hopefully this will spur me onto tidy my desk lol! You have a great sunny space to work. Em x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad to read Blogger is getting sorted out. I couldn't get on one day this week. I understand only people who can log on with anonymous could leave comments. I am sorry to read about Blogger's problems, but will be glad to help you straighten your desk in time for the PIF, which I agree, should be small, yet thoughtful. After all, mine will more than likely be heading overseas.

Kim said...

I thought work had finally caught up with me and had blocked Blogger! It was terrible! So glad it's back. Had to double check to make sure my PiF present wasn't showing! LOL!

Chrissy said...

Ah blogger. I can' finally check out spaces. :) I just picked up one of those bad boy adhesive guns ~ watch out! ;) Can't wait til next week.

madebyKarla said...

So out of the loop about these PIF presents next week. What's going on? I've been missing from WOYWW for weeks, so I'm guessing that's why I don't know. Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

Mrs A. said...

Trying to blog from a different pc as I'm having a new one built for me. Hopefully I will be up and fully running shortly. Hugs Mrs A. No 56.