Wednesday, 6 July 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 109



Thanks to the splendiferoulsy bonza friend who is Lunch Lady Jan, we didn't miss a week just because I was on me hols, and indeed, wasn't last week interesting? Her stuff is fab, as I hope I keep telling her. And yes folks, that is a link; you did what I couldn't do alone and convinced her to start blogging. Hurrah! Another desk to pick over. *grin*
My desk is a study in erm, getting stuff done. At this point I'm on go number 3 of a card that should feature bright flowers and awesome colouring. Can't choose the right flower. Come back some time and see what it ended up as - I don't know at this stage if it will even stay on a red and black mount. That will depend on the flower...
You can see my Copics - about to go back to their home, no good for what I was trying... and bottom right you can just see a portion of new wood mounted stamps. Shopkeeper Gal had a sale of ex TV stuff....the wood mounts were begging to come home with me. And so they did. You could never accuse me of cruelty to a wood mounted stamp!

So - upload a pic of your desk to your blog, link here by way of inviting us all around to see what you're doing - paper, work, fabric, wool, writing...whatever, show us! We'll visit, slowly and surely. Put the kettle on. I thank you. That's it, no other membership rules, no commitments to weekly showings, just join us as and when you can. We like flexibility. Well, I do. And at my age, that can only be a good thing.

82 comments:

Minxy said...

Hello Stranger, I'm back.. your desk is looking semi tidy today, but i guess thats due to you being away for a bit, i'm sure it wont be long b4 full mess is achieved lol

Bubbles said...

All those copic markers.... ooh, jealous much :) *lol*

Christine said...

Look at all those copics! Yum! Intrigued to see the 'right' flower :-)

voodoo vixen said...

Yay, your desk looking its normal busy self again! So glad we played nicely with Jan and now we have a new blog to nosey into!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Welcomed back Julia and Lunch Lady Jan did the most amazing job last week (bog shoes to fill and all that) and good to see you enjoyed your hols away too... happy crafting in your crafty domain,
Shaz in Oz.x

jude said...

Interesting desk this week very creative!Glad you had great holiday and even got new crafty stash...mmmm.
Have creative wednesday...p.s need your addy please mail me still have your pif prezie sat wsaitng for you
hugs judex 15

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh dear, visited Lunch Lady Jan and there are no posts yet but 7 followers already! Patsy from
HeARTworks

sasa said...

I need a getting stuff done year...decided no more crafty weekends - only technique days allowed. Looking remarkably spic and span today. CHA summer looms ahead and I have am keeping an eye out for Honeysuckle...Looking forward to Lady Lunch's desk too yet glad to have you back too. Okay let the desk trek begin...

Dragon said...

Thank goodness your desk looks more normal again!!! Hope you find the right flower and glad you enjoyed your hols.... that place looks fantastic!!!!
Have a great week
Frankie
xx

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

Welcome back missus .... we've missed ya.

Hugs

Kay

Pam said...

Luv u. Luv Lunch Lady Jan. Luv Sunshine and holidays. Okay...anything else? Yeah...Luv WOYWW.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

welcome back Julia! i would love to have your copics on my desk!

Morti said...

Welcome back to Blighty Julia - hope you had a lovely rest from this mayhem, prepare to repel boarders....

Sue said...

Hi Julia
hope you had a lovely holiday, lovely creative desk, lots going on, was great to see Jans makes, maybe she will be hooked now! lol, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Very busy desk today Julia. Looking forward to see the flower you make. The red and black make the card look very dramatic.

Thanks for the link to Jan. Have a good day x x

Electra said...

I always love seeing your workdesk, Julia, it never fails to inspire me!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hello - I made it!! My scheduled post didn't work but I'll pick your brains about that tomorrow...... Your desk looks as busy as ever :) See the yellow tape whatsite is in again, though I notice that its little red accomplice is also sneaking in on the action. They're breeding you know :) xx

Spyder said...

Flexible? Mmm, yes it takes me half an hour to get down under my workbench to switch on the plug, and then just as long to stand up again, to turn on the computer! but on saying that, I do feel better for doing it! Welcome back, we did miss you, but your friend Lunch Lady Jan did a marvellous job! Your well organised desk look great to me.
HaPpY WoyWw
((Lyn))
#29

ScrappnBee said...

Love to see a happy thriving crazy desk! Glad to have you back home, and totally jealous of those copics! Good luck with the flower!

misteejay said...

Super creative mess back in full swing.

Toni xx

Tertia said...

Welcome back! Your desk looks so lovely and creative this morning. A bit like mine, except I don't actually get anything done lately. Could be because I am in holiday mode.
Don't worry about not posting my link last week, I actually remembered to do it myself - feeling very proud.

Helen said...

Welcome back, and so glad to see Lunch Lady Jan joining the crazies! Love your desk today, hope you find the right flower.

Wipso said...

Really glad you had a great hol but of course we are pleased to see you back [even if Lunch Lady Jan did do a brilliant job...esp as she is another sewer :-)].
I would like to be rather more flexable but the old arthritis gets in the way :-)
A x

Anonymous said...

The girl is back and straight into making cards. Yippee.
Hugs Joanne xx

Twiglet said...

Glad you had a great hols and good to have you back. Lol - we all know how flexible Miss Wipso likes to be!

JoZart said...

Welcome back and hope the hols were good! You certainly got back in at the deep end... deep mess that is!! heh heh! Great desk....
Love JoZarty x

nerllybird said...

@Shaz in Oz - bog shoes? Have you been reading the thread on UKS about footflushing toilets? Surreal.....lol! ;)

Tell Lunch Lady Jan to get her finger out, then, and post us something! Enjoyed last week's on here. Hope you had a good break, Julia - bit mean of you not to share your flower options, lol!
Helen S

Kyla said...

Welcome back and what a crafty desk you have this week! Love lunch lady Jan's work also....she SO needs a blog!

kyla

Lulabelle said...

Welcome back! Lots of copic marker there, I have um none, never even tried them Yet!

okienurse said...

Glad to see your desk is back to normal. It is always a pleasure to start out the snoop at your desk! Thanks for sharing it with me! Vickie #43 BTW...I screwed up on the linky thing and had to redo it the second time! OMG!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Welcome back Julia! Your desk looks as if you've never been away. Wonderful copic markers you have.
Bye, Franka

Vicky said...

Lots going on on your desk this week Julia! :)x

Ali said...

Ah WOYWW... how I've missed you during my hols! :) Nice to be back - and to see you back too. Will look forward to seeing what flower you end up with.

Cardarian said...

Glad you are back, I know about getting stuff out and thinking how it will all work together and then - it doesn't!!!!! Huh! Good luck with the card - I will be back to see what you made!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Doone said...

cruelty to stamps, oh - yes sometimes I take a scalpel to the bits I don't like - altered stamping I call it, well really, some of the sentiments are just a bit too sentimental for me,

now off to see what LLJ has got to show for herself this week... and the others,not back at work till tomorrow you see, so I have ALL DAY to desk hop - heaven....I have put the kettle and the teabags next to the mac and put a pressure relieving cushion on the chair - I am in for the duration.....

Dx

April said...

Ooh I see your buttons made in back into the "mixture jar" a nice selection of new stamps. Good luck with the card, there's always one once in a while that stumps you!

akilli melek said...

glad you enjoyed your holiday, but nice to have your back here in craft land! Bet the weather isnt as nice here though, lol.
Jan was a great stand-in, thanks for the link..popping over there now.
caroline #55

Kate said...

You make me yearn to step inside a bricks and mortar shop and riffle through the stamps! Sadly, I doubt if I will get there this side of the summer holidays, if it wasn't for those pesky kids with their busy schedules!

** Kate **

Lisa-Jane said...

Hope that inspiration strikes with the card and doesn't cause you too much more of a conundrum! Jan was great, good to have you back too.

Anonymous said...

Hope you get your card sorted soon

Cathy said...

Welcome back, hope you had a good time. Fab desk .. .a bit tidier than usual ;)!!! Love those pens.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Welcome back, looking forward to seeing what happens with the flowers- looking forward to seeing LLJ's desk too- cool to have a new place to check out. Glad you had a great holiday, Shaz

Beatrice said...

Welcome back hope you had a lovely holiday - Jan did a great job and it was lovely to visit her blog. Hope you find the right flower for your card - your desk is looking very creative

Bea

Ann B said...

Hi, I'm new here but love the idea of a good snoop round so have posted a link to my new blog and, of course, my workdesk this morning.

Claire said...

If you ever get fed up with your copic's... just ask for my address...lol... jealous lots..
hope you relaxed on your holiday, and I can see your back to your normal messy creative self...
I am now going to have a nosey round...
Claire

Di said...

Welcome back Julia! Hope you had a splendiferous holiday! Jan did good in your absence - and another one enters the WOYWW fold :)) Di xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

So glad you are back and what a creative desk you have today! So many copics!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So glad you are flexible! Loved your fill in last week. Thanks for thinking of us. Good luck with your flower, go for a lovely walk and when you return it will just fall into place.

KanataNewf said...

I wish my desk was a study in getting things done! Haven't made it into my craft room since last Monday!

I'm sure inspiration will come and your card will wind up finished beautifully!

Happy WOYWW!

SheenaB

Angie said...

Phew ...made it ...but I was a tad distracted.
Glad to see you back at the helm but Jan was a wonderful 'holder of the reigns' ..and I am so pleased to read that she decided to blog after the experience.

Lisa said...

Oh I agree. Flexibility is key. Just wish I had a leeeetle bit more of it, lol. Fab desk as ever Julia x

Andria said...

Best of luck finding that "perfect" flower, and happy WOYWW!

Theresa said...

yaY for WOYWW! It's been awhile. So fun seeing your desk again Julia:)

Neil said...

Welcome back, Tidy desk for a bit then? Or is it just because you haven't had enough time to get it messy again after your break?! Hope you have a great week this week.

Scrapcollectr said...

Hello... looking forward to seeing what flower you choose... *smile* My Copic collection isn't happy where it is either. On the hunt for a better way....
Happy WOYWW,
#80

fairyrocks said...

Julia, I must say your desk is looking a little like mine looks most days.
I love a busy desk.
Keep smiling and creating

Katy said...

Looking forward to seeing the final flower choice and glad Jan enjoyed her blogging experience so much!

Joyce said...

Welcome back! And yay - so glad Jan has started her own blog!!! :-)

angelfish said...

Welcome back Julia:) Yay for Lunch Lady Jan filling in so well and starting her own blog!

dianneo said...

Happy to be joining you for the very first time this week!

Jovita said...

Welcome back Julie, have fun with your new woodies!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I still love wood mounted stamps, I love the feel when I'm stamping, enjoy yours. Interested to see what flower you decide to go with. Tracy x

Lavinia said...

Hello Julia! Hope you had a great holiday & nice to be back myself joining in again! Sorry its been a while!! Your desk is as productive as ever!! Nice Copic Collection!
Lavinia
x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, hope you are well rested and raring to go after your holiday. And, congratulations on succeeding in getting Lunch Lady Jan into blogland - a clever ploy if ever I saw one. She did do a sterling job in your absence. There's just something about wood-mounted stamps that makes them so special - can quite see how you had to rescue them. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #72

Michellee said...

Looks Like you've been busy.. Would love to busy with your Copic collection.. Thanks for hosting.. Blessings to you today!!

Kim Piggott said...

So fabulous to be joining you this week and boy so loving all your gorgeous craftiness on your desk!

Sam said...

Hi there Julia. Hope you are feeling fresh and raring to go now you have had a holiday. Nice stuff on your desk. I have a small collection of Copics but as with everything else I want more!!

Dotty A said...

Love your thoughs on getting things done... Boy I could sure use a few months for just that.
Glad your back!!

famfa said...

Good to have you back. Good to be back (my Hols too) :0)

Hazel said...

I haven't been here for a while (life somehow gets in the way sometimes) - glad to see someone else who is a copics girl, although I have to confess that at Hobbycraft today a few packs of promarkers somehow found their way into my basket. x

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - so glad to be back visiting all these great blogs. I hope you'll forgive my temporary diversion! Love to all xx

lisa said...

Hope you had a great holiday, Julia. You certainly look full of activity now you're home.
Hugs Lisa #106

Anne said...

Hello and welcome back. Hmmm I've been getting stuff out and trying to come up with a brilliant idea- not happening yet! Look forward to seeing your flower. Anne x

pat said...

I love to see what everyone is doing. Hope I have time to get around to see what is on your work desk!! Will do my best!

Kirsty.a said...

Thanks for your comments. Truth is I don't have time for everything, but I'm very good at multitasking - kids' tea was cooking while I was blogging. I put my sympathy card together while they were eating and I was trying to listen to R tell me about Pokemon. I do think I am a better person because I have hobbies as well as being a teacher and mother, but I don't know whether I'm a better teacher and mother!
Tell me - are Copics different / better than Promarkers?

Sally said...

Hey hey, welcome back! It's good to see your desk looking busy :) although you best put those copics away...I'm having snaffling thoughts! After spending a small fortune on Promarkers...I did the very silly thing of playing with some copics...oh me, oh my, I want them ALL! I really should know better by now, right?!!
Can you thank Lunch Lady Jan for me, she was great last week...I have become a follower of her virgin blog...knew she couldn't avoid the temptation hehehe...but blogger won't allow me to comment tonight :(
*hugs* Sal x

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I played with food. hee hee

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Mine is an official scrap tour, but I didn't clean the desk off after I got done working last night, so it's technically what my desk looks like for Wednesday. I'm a VERY clean scrapper.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your desk is as inspiring and exciting as ever! It's wonderful. Today I did a small sketch using india ink on used tea bag paper. I thought folk could use it as part of a collage or something for work they are doing. So I am doing a giveaway. The sketch could use some rubber stamping on top or added in somewhere. Mix it up a bit! *smiles* Norma

Sam said...

Hi Julia. You made me chuckle with your comment! I used to have a professional waxing gismo for waxing various appendages and the sticks were for applying the hot wax. Unfortuntely I couldn't get the wax once my MIL gave up her shop so I binned the pot (darn it) but kept the sticks and the wax chips. Glad I kept the wax chips as I'd hate to see how much a kilo would cost me now!! So now you can tell Jan I am not a Doctor! Aaaaaaaargh!

Nicole said...

I love a creative mess.

I cheated this week and made it a What's on Your Work Desk Saturday instead...

Sue from Oregon said...

Good to have a busy desk again...so enjoyed thos vacation pics!!!