Wednesday, 20 July 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 111

My work desk is looking a bit grown up.  But it's OK, because the file and work books are naturally, on top of the craft stuff I was using to make a card and so order will be restored presently!  This could be the worst photo of the day - the light is horrible.  You can just see my next intention though - some (in real life) very bright and cheerful 12 x12 papers.  I'm on a mission to complete an album, as a gift.  More later.  I promised myself that I wouldn't specifically buy stuff for it.  FAIL.  These three sheets of paper and the album itself....and counting, probably!  Never mind....as it's the Crop on Saturday, I'm hoping it will be worth the new stuff to motivate me with the older stuff.  Good plan.


So come on then, join the WOYWWERs who are WORLDWIDE. No that second big word is not a pointless acronym.  A fun fact!  Upload a photo onto your blog of your workspace...desk, floor, tray, worktop, counter, blah, surprise us.  Come back and link it here and join us on a vist-a-thon.  You may need to put the kettle on.  That's all there is to it.  Only rule is not to tear the backside out of our goodwill by blatantly advertising....we wanna see what you're doing, with what you've got.  Great.  Thanks.  

89 comments:

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

lovely yummy paper there

jude said...

Love the papers !Your desk is remarkably tidy compared to mine this week!
hugs judex

voodoo vixen said...

You could have said what the papers were 'cos they are a fabby colour and design and would make a a mini album!! Its a bit dark and murky in the basement here too... thunderstorms and hailstones and rain and the weather channel said something about a typhoon warning? Yikes!!

The Paper Princess said...

Oh what great goodies you are showing today - love the papers!

Have a happy WOYWW!

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

Airing cupboard stamping said...

LOve the new paper I am looking forward to seeing what you do with that on Saturday.


Is that LOndon stamps I can see in the backround?????? I so need to see them close up.

See you Saturday girly x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia ah love the new stash and hey a girl cant help it sometimes it is so 70's with those very big swirls... I put myself on a month or week ban never a "no more at all" ban cant keep to that...
Have fun at the crop on Sat. - we have a sunny afternoon here with a smattering of clouds it is 3.10pm in Oz! just come back from walk to beach and fresh fish at the fish co-op for tea! Spoilt huh! love Shaz in Oz.x

Cathy said...

Fab papers, very retro and funky. Its been dark and gloomy here all week ... not very summery at all.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Dragon said...

Love the paper and I am sure it will be a great investment... have a great week
Frankie
xx

Sue said...

Hi Julia
those new papers are lush, im sure they will kick start you, look forward to seeing the finished album, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love the colors and patterns of these new papers. I hope they take you through your crop this Saturday and you will have lots to show us on Monday (hint, hint). As for the lighting, I guess I'll use that excuse for EVERY photo I take in my craft room. I think yours is pretty decent.

Sue from Oregon said...

I don't know it is about new DP...my eyes glaze over and I just have to have it...my poor neglected stash LOL! Looks like you are putting some serious planning in to your Saturday project...can't wait to see it! My crafty spot is trashed this week...OH MY!

Ali H said...

Hi Julia Glad to know someone else is suffering from "layers of stuff" syndrome on their desk - not just me who is planning a tidying blitz !! Enjoy your crop ! Ali #23

Lisa said...

Nii-ice papers!

BTW, no idea why I have GDT next to me my name on the linky- well, I have an idea, it's cos it's too early and my brain's not woken up yet. Sorry x Lisa :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That sure was a good choice of papers you made yesterday - I love the spots/stripes/flowers in the same tones. Good times :) See the garden in the background, are the cherry stones still there???!.....

angelfish said...

Yay! So autoposting works! Lovely selection of new papers, I'm sure you can find something to mix in with them. Very dark and dismal here, is it really July?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love the colors and patterns of those papers and the seating area by the garden looks so inviting!

Twiglet said...

Just my colours in your papers - bet Wipso says she doesn't like the green tho!! Have a great day. x Jo

Christine said...

Your workdesk does look a bit scary with a calculator in the middle of it - they always bring bad news in my opinion! Pretty papers there ready to be used and in the distance a ScorPal - aren't they brilliant! :-)

Helen said...

I can see why you had to buy those papers - they are so pretty, and lovely colours. Have fun making the album with them.

Minxy said...

Your desk makes me sad today, get all that grown up paperwork outta the way and get yourself inky woman :oP
Oh and have a great rest of the week xx
hugs Minxy x

NatashaMay said...

I'm on a quest to use only stuff I have on hand, too. No new buys for a while. :) But it's hard. Have a great week!

Wipso said...

Hehehe Twiglet thinks she knows me so well :-) I actually love the papers you're using Julia...even with the green :-)
A x

kath said...

love those retro papers and bah humbug to paperwork...time to get playing Mrs...hugs kath xxx

Lulabelle said...

Great papers!
Have a great day!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a scarily grown up desk, glad to see there are still papers and stamps visible.

Spyder said...

ohooo you have a big wheelie-bin, how do you find it? apart from just walking outside and there it is! does that mean you have a two weekly collection? We don't want that here..but my s-i-l-thinks they're the bee's knees...and it for it.(shoot him if he wasn't taking me to see Harry Potter later!...)Where we stayed in Spain they had a daily collection!! Great desk this week, and there's me, a 'bit' sort of "tidy"
Your filing system looks a bit like mine... box files and boxes for bits...and piles...the nice kind...have a great day!!

(Lyn))

famfa said...

Those papers are just gorgeous. I'm sure you NEEDED to buy them

Claire said...

Quite a tidy desk...and I am also loving the new paper's, shame on you for not telling the name of them !!!!! Have fun using them though

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I know it's difficult to finish a project first before bying new stuff. Especially when you've find some gorgeous paper, like you did.
Have a lovely WOYWW.
Bye, Franka

nerllybird said...

I wonder if you were taking your gloomy photo under the same cloud that opened above our heads as we were enjoying an afternoon at the lavender field with Year 4? It's still here, outside my house....Good luck with the album, I like those papers.
Helen S

misteejay said...

Those PPs are lovely - look forward to seeing the album.

Toni xx

ScrappnBee said...

Love the colors on the papers! They are just like the card I just completed! What a great idea to gift an album! Have fun putting it together at the crop! -Amanda #45

Pam said...

Nearly forgot to comment, usually its because I'm running out the door,which I will be in 10 mins straight to the dentist again, thinking of having a bed put in his spare room! but my distraction was caused by the beautiful wrapping on the present in the post below!! Love the bright papers on your desk. Hugs Pam x

Vicky said...

Good plan! Sounds like one of mine, I can always justify buying new stash somehow, enjoy the crop. Happy Wednesday! :)x

Angie said...

Yoy look as though you are going to be busy ...brilliant idea to make the album WITHOUT more purchasing of papers etc ....shame about the willpower lol

akilli melek said...

Julia we all have that grown-up stuff to do, it's just that most of us do stuff it away again asap, lol.
I like the funky papers you have to play with. Dont you think that they can actually affect your mood? I sometimes find vintage stuff can make me sentimental, but nice vibrant papers put me in a very good mood - in Scotland or Turkey hee hee!
have a great week. caroline #50

Ali said...

Oooh pretty papers! My desk has been similarly adorned recently... but I cleared aside the PAYE paperwork for my photo! :lol:

Lisa-Jane said...

Morning! I couldn't have resisted that paper either - very versatile! Hope you are well planned for the crop, I find it really helps. I managed 7 and a half layouts at our 12 hour one on Saturday (the half was a double page that I couldn't make work with the final twiddly bits.) Now put that grown up stuff away! xx

Kathleen said...

FAbulous papers lovely fresh colours. Hmmm I promise myself every week that I'll not spend another penny on craft items not until I've used up what I already have, this promise is always doomed to failure. So I live contented in the knowledge that I'm a craft junkie. Hope you show what you do with those yummy papers.
Kathleen x

Neil said...

grown up desks scare me.... but at least there is that lovely new paper to see! Very retro looking.
Have a lovely day...

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love these papers you are showing today! They will make a wonderful scrapbook!

Rebekah said...

Hi Julia new stash is always a good thing and those papers look fab I went on a bit of a net shopping spree to help my mojo along too, well I sort of had too lol! hugs Rebekah #60 xx

Scrapcollectr said...

I know all about buying for an album when you have perfectly good papers somewhere...lol...I just did it for my brother's album. But I couldn't help it, the paper pad I bought has a perfect image of a dog in a park! *smile*. Ahhh, how we justify! Have a nice WOYWW...

jodpea said...

I'm confused, I thought u were having The Big Shuffle 2011 so u wudn't have to put boring work stuff on ur play desk? Did that get aborted in favour of G&T?

Di said...

Those are such gorgeous papers Julia! But, like others, the grown-up paperwork scares me. Hope I don't get drummed outta the Wonderful WOYWW Club - I tidied my desk this week. Too wet to go out to play and too little space to craft so no option really :( Di xx

okienurse said...

Great looking desk this week. Beautiful papers you have out there to play with. Love those shades of blues and greens together. Hope you can get your work done so you can play a bit today. Vickie

Lisa said...

Wow! mine never looks this grown up!!

L xx

Charlene said...

The view from your window looks amazing! Love those papers, too!

Debs Willis said...

Beautiful papers, and your desk is SO much neater than mine LOL !!!

April said...

Love the papers, nothing like a bit of new stash to get you going, you'll be ploughing through some old supplies before you know it! I'm gradually getting a few bits together to create an album... well very gradually, I bought some binding rings Ha Ha! Just trying to decide wether to get some chipboard sheets now or use thick card hhhmmm decisions??!! Not done one before so we'll see how I get on. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Happy WOyWW Ms. Dunnit - just admit it - you're a hoarder:)

lisa said...

Those new papers look gorgeous, Julia, my favourite colours. It's so hard not to buy something new and special when you are making a gift isn't it, despite all good intentions, I'm the worst at it. I hope we see the finished book, I'm sure it'll be wonderful.
Happy WOYWW.
Hugs Lisax #72

Sarah said...

Hope those papers kick start your project, they do look rather nice

Dotty A said...

Oh your such a tease!!! showing us thoes beautiful papers like that!!!!
Thanks for the peak into your staging grounds!!!
And thanks for the kind words last week too!

Bubbles said...

You BOUGHT an album! Oh, Julia! *lol*
Okay, I can see that you're too busy to actually make the album as well... but I know with your talents a hand-made album would have been A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Still... I can see with those papers (and your crafty-ness) it's going to be a beautiful and special item :) Share when it's finished! *lol*
Loving your desk again this week... so much gong on, and everything to hand. Love the intrigueing little pile of stamps'n'stuff next to your Scor-Pal :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Have fun with your album. Love the papers. Lots of little goodies within your stacks. What would life be if we couldn't shop a little!!! Happy WOYWW.

The Crafty Elf said...

I do have to say that now I don't feel so bad about my desk. LOL I think that if the desk is clean, there is no work being done. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Those are lovley DP by the way...love that colour combination!

Jingle said...

You didn't buy those FOR the project...you just *happened* to pick them up after you thought of doing it an they just *happened* to work really well with the project idea you had formulating. And anything else you may pick up will simply *happen* to suit the project, as well! HA! :-)

DogsMom said...

Sometimes we need to have a taste of the new to give us fresh ideas for the old.
If life was not meant for us to indulge in a little temptation once in a while why is there so much of it around us?

Tammy said...

Good luck on the album! Love the papers - don't be too hard on yourself. A little shopping can spark the inspiration you need! :)

scrapwordsmom said...

Ooops! I posted my site twice because I had an old link so re-posted my new link that says THIS ONE!! LOL!

Whimcees said...

Good Morning!

Sometimes our photos don't always turn out the way we wanted but your photo is certainly not the worst! :<) Today mine look a bit golden in color but that's ok. They all show we are creating! :<)

Wishing you a wonderful day! I can't wait to start looking at everyone's postings!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lavinia said...

MMmm I must try this Scrapbooking at some point, I have loads of albums hanging about! Its a pain taking pics eh, my room's sometimes dark too, amazingly is sunny here in Manchester today!
Lavinia
x

Noukie said...

What a great idea this WOYWW!! Funny how I wasn't supposed to spend anything on papers to make my mini-album either and yet, after spending over half an hour looking through what I already have, I just couldn't find the inspiration... So off to the store I go!!! Thanx Julia for lending us your space to share our mess... I mean creative spaces :)
Noukie xx

dianneo said...

The papers are very pretty. WOYWW has inspired me to get more organized, which I blogged about today. Have a super week.

Gloria said...

Oooh lots of papers to keep you busy. Good luck on the album, I'm sure it will be great. Happy WOYWW and thx for hosting.

Joyce said...

I love stacks and working on top of stacks! Beautiful papers! Happy WOYWW! :-)

The Crafty Chick said...

The pimms event is getting closer, and i think you should bring those lovely papers and come and play at mine!!

Leandra

Shoshi said...

Just signed up for WOYWW - looks like a lot of fun! Lovely to see your workdesk - very pretty paper too.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Running late this week, but I am back & blogging, lol.

Beatrice said...

A little crafty spend is good for us - or so I keep telling myself - have fun with your gift project

Little Button Girl said...

I really like the green and blue stripes, dots and flowers. Lovely! :)

Bugged Designs said...

Love the scrapbook papers :)

Jackie said...

I'm in denial re my grown up stuff...much rather play with pretties!

Anne said...

Love those papers. I keep saying - to no one in particular- that I am going to make with what I already have in my stash- it never ever happens. Always end up buying something- fun though. Anne x

Beverly's Stamping Beehive said...

Thanks! Am new here - but already, your papers remind me of a set of co-ordinated papers/stickers I have buried somewhere from years ago! Now I am going to go find them and actually DO something with them instead of hoarding!!!

Rebecca said...

Hi all this is my first WOYWW...only just made it tho
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Gita said...

HI Julia. This is my 2nd WOYWW blog. :-) I love your workspace...that window to the outside. I can't crop or craft in an enclosed space or facing just a wall. I feel like my creativity is stifled. LOL.

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely workspace, grownup business aside lol. My OCD doesn't really kick in for other people's stamps btw, unless you told me to put them away, then I'd blink at you and think, but where??? lol. One note about page protectors, use the smooth shiny ones. It failed miserably with the "non glare" ones.

And I agree with Miss D, the books are head and shoulders about the movies, but I really try to think of them as rather separate tales about the same people. Usually I have a rule, movies first, than the books, but it was one I had to break for HP :D. Hope your Wednesday was marvelous!

Li'l Pidge said...

hmm....new stash.......(crafters can't help themselves.....its like an addiction!!).
Sorry for the late post (at new crafting group yesterday!!).
kyla

SueH said...

Unfortunately all our desks have to take on a ‘grown-up’ look from time to time Julia but at least there’s always the promise of ‘fun’ when that stuff is done.
Loving the new papers, very bright and cheery and I’m sure they will inspire you to use up some of your older stash too because I can’t believe that you don’t have something in all those drawers and boxes that will complement the new papers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely message, it’s so kind of you.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

April said...

Hi Julia, in reply to your Q about glue, I use the PVA glue for flowers, pearls etc and Collal Photo glue for the layers since it's a little more forgiving if I get it wrong :o) Thanks for popping by. April x

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Loved stopping by tonight to add my link. Looking forward to checking out everyone's posts.

Laughed about your 'fail.' I'm always telling myself I need to use what I have first and then I buy something else! :) Hope you'll share pics of the album when you're done!

Happy WOYWW!

Kate said...

Lovely colours on those 12x12's.

** Kate **

Kezzy said...

Really loving those papers they are really yummy. I love collecting papers but really struggle using them as I'm not great with colour matching, but making it top priorty as I have banned myself from buying more until I use them lol. Kezzy x

Sue said...

Wow gorgeous papers Julia, the view is spoilt a tad with that official looking stuff though! love your gorgeous filmo roses in
a previous post, Happy Crafting and
Happy WOYWW, Sue xx

Sue said...

Hi Julia, don't know if someone has hacked into my blog in my absence but there appears to be
an old post submitted under 129 is it possible you could find the IP address? and also delete this one,
Cheers, Sue xx

Sian Evans said...

I know how you feel, the light was terrible for my pic too, damn inconvenient absent sunshine! Happy WOYWW. Hugs xx

Sue McDonald said...

thought I may play along .....may help me to keep things tidier around here!!