Wednesday, 3 August 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 113

Bad light for this one, but taken at the hour it was, no surprise really!  There is actually evidence that between blog posts, I sometimes do what I say I'm going to!  Signs of a Christmas card on my desk. It's hard..by mid afternoon my desk will be covered in gorgeous sunshine, so I'm going to try to work hard and fast in the shade of the morning.  Ha!  
Surrounded as usual by detritus of other stuff, finished or in consideration...you can't tell and I can't remember!


Do share then - upload a pic onto your blog of whatever you're working on, wherever you're working ; we want to see what you've got and what you're doing - altogether to interesting to deny us!  Link your blog here  with Mr Linky and we'll trot round and have a looksee.   Forgive my absence last week, I have a shoulder thing and was unable to wield so much as a mouse for while there.

86 comments:

The Paper Princess said...

Happy WOYWW - I LOVE that Christmas tree stamp! I guess I should start thinking about that too as it's just around the corner!

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

sasa said...

I was snapping pics at midnight and doing a Festive tag this week. Golly I even let my mind wander to a few shops and buy a few early pressies. Have reprimanded myself and am back in summerish mode. Hope the shoulder is soon back on duty. Authentic desk and spread of craftiness!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that is a lovely image you're working on! i hope your shoulder is better soon. happy WOYWW!

Pam said...

The C word is coming up more and more as of late. Either way, tis a lovely tree. I'll sit under it and sip lemonade for now... thank you kindly.

Helen said...

Love your Christmas tree - I will forgive you for stamping it in August.... hope your shoulder is ok now.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like that same clock face stamp is there from last week. But it's good to see you have started on Christmas. I fear it's too hot for that at my place. Hope you are on the mend, too.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You should be picking daisies instead of coloring trees. Good luck with the shoulder, and your mind set to summer. Happy WOYWW

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Normally I would cry at hearing the C word in August, but as you well know that would be massively hypocritical. :)

Hope the shoulder is better. Me? I've done something painful to my ankle. Ouch. This getting old is for the birds.

Have a good one.
Mary Anne

Lita said...

Yay - I actually remembered this week! Off to have a stickybeak at everyones workspaces

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What an elegant tree stamp. I don't even attempt making Christmas cards!!!

Morti said...

I'm 'ere! I made it! Stamp - ???? Isn't that the Cuttlebug Christmas Tree folder? Neat idea that, using foil and a glue pen....

Lita said...

I'm trying to comment on everyones posts but many won't let me - mostly those with the comments box embedded at the bottom of the post. I am still reading though - I'm too nosy to give up lol

The Crafty Elf said...

Yay...Christmas! Can't wait to see what you come up with Julia. Hope your shoulder is much much better this week! Have a great one!

Dragon said...

Hope the shoulder is better... nasty pasty isn't it?? Mine does this from time to time, with raggedy arthritic joint and wayward ligament!! Your desk is looking very festive and craftily healthy
Frankie
xx

sandra de said...

Even with your aches and pains you are creating gorgeous cards. Thank you Morti for the tip.... I really thought it was a stamp with gold ink!

ScrappnBee said...

What a wonderful Christmas tree image! Great desk and thanks as always for hosting us all so that we can see the wonderful world of desks! -Amanda

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah lovely use of folder there Julia and commiserations on shoulder thing.. me 'tis my ligament that is given me curry in my ankle and since I craft standing up - due to short stature.. I have resorted to sitting down with ice occasionally...getting old is soooo much fun!
But then at least we have that privilege huh? the alternative does not shine that brightly! Happy creating and yep need to get to those Christmas cards too! Shaz in oz.x

Shazsilverwolf said...

I thought it looked similar to the Cuttlebug folder too- Oh Dear- Christmas- I suppose I shall have to start soon. I say that every year, and if I start at the beginning of December, I consider it an early start, lol. Good wishes for the shoulder, Shaz

kath said...

love the christmas tree image...hope the shoulder's better...remember don't overdo it...hugs kath xxx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

A beautiful stamp for Christmas. You can make great Christmas cards with it. Hope we can see them once.
xFranka

Hels Sheridan said...

hope the shoulder is better hun, no fun having a trapped nerve.... now, are you realllllly tall or... didya stand on a chair to get this shot? lol Christmas? Bah humbug lol x

Doone said...

Is it December already? dammit dunnit I am behind again,

hope you are back to wielding your mouse with panache, the web is too empty without you..

Dx

Bella said...

No mention of your shoulder today? How are you doing? Love your collection of stamps to hand on the right of this photo. Happy WOYWW!

Wipso said...

I always love a good snoop Julia and today I've spotted
a metal rule....I'd love one of those
The desk tidy in use :-)
Your button jar...You know I love buttons
And to the right it looks like you are making yourself a crown....being the queen of snoop I guess that appropriate :-)
Have a great week and really hope that shoulder is feeling better.
Hugs,
A x

Twiglet said...

She is so nosey - little sis Wipso isn't she!! Good luck with your shoulder - hope its improving. x Jo

Susan said...

Thank heaven its Wednesday - I just love this day now cause of your post and snooping around at everyone's crafty spaces. That Christmas tree stamp is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for this blog - its one of my faves xx

misteejay said...

Hope you have overcome the 'bra hooking' problem and that your shoulder is improving.

Lots on your desk today.

Have a great day.

Toni xx

Tammy O said...

Hi Julia, I stayed away from the C word this week, Love the image all shimmering and festive. Hope you feel better x

Kim Dellow said...

SNAP! I've got the same Tombow glue on my desk LOL! Hope the shoulder thing gets better soon! Kim

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Shall drag you to see some Christmas fabric in a shop window in Monmouth later!!! xx Love from 'Minty Farqhuar'..... ;D xxx

famfa said...

Christmas. Oh no not yet. I can't. Love the tree stamp. Hope your shoulder is better

jude said...

Christmas you put me to shame!Enjoy the creative week ahead
judex

Angie said...

What a beautiful Xmas stamp ...maybe I should make a few and not leave it all to DD. Hope your shoulder is improveing ...dont push it or you will be back to square one. xx

Sam said...

Crikey, you girls started early today and I thought I was on the ball! Anyway I'm back again and I really must get on with some Christmas cards too, but thinking about it is about as far as I've got!
Oh well, best get some housework done first before I start doing the rounds.
Sam x

Kate said...

There's always interesting little things on a desk close-up, all those 'ooh, what are they' items. Hope the shoulder is feeling better.

** Kate **

Spyder said...

my desk is 'ruffly the same this week, just pushed it back a bit, never have the knack of getting it to look creatively yummy tho' I always want to dive inhere or other places, rather than to face tidying up my mess!! Love the Christmas tree, must start on those Crissy cards I spoes, do have aForever Firends stamp somewhere!! Have a great week, Happy WoYwW
((Lyn)) #42

akilli melek said...

Hope that shoulder is better Julia. I should be working on all types of cards that i know i will need soon, but i just cant seem to get motivated (or comfortable, lol).
caroline #55

Neil said...

Oh dear, Christmas! Help, I'm not ready yet! Thanks for sharing your desk and happy christmas to you too!

Lisa said...

cards for C********!!! a lovely start tho:D

Lisa
#59
xx

April said...

Lovely tree! hope you are now fully recovered from the shoulder thing! hope it didn't keep you away from your crafting for too long. Thanks for sharing.

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Is that a stamp or the cuttlebug embossing folder? Also is it embossed or foiled? Gosh I am nosey today!! Hope your shoulder is feeling better.

Laura x

Paula Gale said...

ouch - hope the shoulder improves soon - pain is so debilitating and makes one quite miserable... but love how you are soldiering on - :O)

Sorry not been around to join in for a while - its easy for me to get overwhelmed by the numbers you now attract these days - but most of all, I've not been too brill at blogging/hopping per se. Although I do often think of you and the friends I have made here...

I'll do my best to hop around this week - so long as the battery holds up, as I'm sat on the patio in the sunshine on the laptop at the moment - good times eh?

All my love and hugs - hope you are feeling some improvement soon in your shoulder.

Paula x x x

angelfish said...

I love that embossing folder. Look forward to seeing the end product. Hope the shoulder is soon back to normal xx

SueH said...

Sorry to hear your shoulder is giving you gip Julia, and can sympathise with you because I know the pain I was in after falling over while on holiday at the start of the year. Hope you’re on the mend soon.

Now, as for mentioning the C word in front of me, please done, I’m afraid I’m one of those who can’t think about that until at least the end of September.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
X

mckinkle said...

Hello Julia,

Hope you dont mind an old visitor! The numbers havent scared me off today so I thought Id come and play!

It was only a matter of time before you succumbed to the xmas cards!! It must be how the Aussies feel making their xmas cards in the sunshine!

Keryn x

Julie M said...

Morning, Julia - well done you for tackling Christmas - I'll not be starting that lark until October at the earliest!!!

Julie :o)

Erika said...

Lovely Christmas tree stamp....still can't get over doing Christmas at this time of year but then I'm always the first to say, "I knew it was coming why didn't I start earlier!"

Di said...

Firstly, I hope the shoulder is improving Julia. We don't realise how much we use the flipping things until there's a problem, and it's also such a miserable pain.

Love that Christmas tree stamp - I fell foul of the new LOTV Christmas stamps last week, oh dear :( They're here on my craft desk looking accusingly at me - I hid the invoice though!! Di xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Hope your shoulder is better, I've been nursing a bad hip! Getting old is not for sissy's! Love your workspace this morning! Looks like Christmas is coming like it or not!

Ann B said...

Sorry about the shoulder Julia - hope it's better today. We don't mention 'C' in my house until at least October so I closed my eyes when I read that part of your post.....

Bubbles said...

I love that Christmas tree stamp too! But I love the desk more... creativity in chaos! *lol*

Hope the shoulder is improving - know it takes time :(

NatashaMay said...

Card is looking great. When I had my cuttlebug that was one of my favorite embossing thingies. Damn, I forgot how they are called. :)

Charlene said...

We're just heading into hurricane season...Christmas makes me nervous too! Yikes!

Karen said...

My first ever WOYWW so be gentle on me! I don't have a workdesk as such, just a bed and a tray for stamping and CB'ing on. If this isn't OK, just let me know. I thought I'd give it a try and see what happens.

Sam said...

Hi there. Nice to see your shoulder is a little better for you this week. It is amazing how were are affected by a shoulder pain!
Lovely Christmas stamp on your desk. It is nice to see someone else has started on the Christmas stuff too!!
My friend and I had a whole day of it on Sunday including music!! LOL!! "Frosty the Snowman" with the air con going on is quite something to behold!

mariegoodwyn said...

Hi Julia,
Glad to hear you are recovering - you are a bit scary though - Christmas Cards in July! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, hope your shoulder pain is easing - so frustrating when you can't get to the computer. Love that Christmas tree your working on and, as usual, your desk is worth a peek around - some nice bits and pieces to peer/nosey at :) Elizabeth x #73

Joyce said...

I love the Christmas tree! I hope your shoulder is alright!!! Thanks again, as always, for hosting this wonderful link party!!! :-)

oneoff said...

I agree with the principle of shady crafting; I tend to dodge the sun in different parts of the house. The outside crafting desk looks pretty tempting, but I bet I'll get everything outside, and the clouds will thumb their noses at me before starting to rain... Anyway, sorry for the protracted absence, and it's nice to be back.
Bernie x

sandysewin said...

I love that tree stamp. Whatever it's going to be, I suspect it will be gorgeous when you're done!

Happy woyww,

Sandy #86

dianneo said...

I really like that tree stamp. I bruised my tailbone, so with your shoulder we're quite a pair this week! Hope you're feeling better.

fairyrocks said...

It is great to be so organized and getting ready for Christmas. Personally it frightens me to start this early. But, I do aplaud the ambitious and crative hearts that do.

Gloria said...

Life is great, wishing everyone the best. Happy WOYWW to everyone. I'm fairly new, 4th time I think. Have a great day. Thanks Julia for hosting this Wednesday event.

scrapwordsmom said...

I always look forward to Wednesdays!! You are wonderful. Such a pretty tag:)

Serendipity Stamping said...

I hope your shoulder is well on the mend, it is no fun to hurt. Your stamps reminds me to look for mine, it is in the drawer somewhere. But I am not ready to even think about C yet. Hope your week goes well. #92

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love checking out the different craft desks and areas. Thanks for this.

Lavinia said...

OOoo christmas I cant handle it yet! Nice tree stamp! My desk pic looks a bit ruff this week due to light issues too! SO the card pics got took outside!
Lavinia
x

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm riding the caboose this week. It's breezy back here... lol. You really are getting a jump on the holiday cards! Good going... Happy WOYWW...
*smile*

DWPeot said...

Been up to my nose in Mini Albums the past month! Finished a few Christmas Minis for a swap I participated in for the month of July. The year is just cruisin by and I think I'm still in neutral!
Hugs!

Electra said...

I hope your shoulder is feeling better now Julia!

Kim said...

I love the Christmas Projects already displayed!! Makes me realize I better get busy too!!

Anne said...

Hi like the look of the Christmas tree card. I should have made a start but so much else to do as well. I missed the cardmaking workshop that was 'Christmas in July' could have done with some fresh ideas. Not been on the last couple of weeks as was away the first week and although I did take a pic last week I was just too tired at the end of the day to post. Am trying gradually to come and visit you all. Anne x

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

What a GREAT tree image. It's going to be fun receiving (and giving) that card. A touch of beauty made with a human touch. Nice! Hope your shoulder gets back to normal! *smiles* Norma
p.s. love your desk in front of the window

pat said...

I always enjoy seeing what people are working on. Sometimes it is very difficult to get around to everyone, but I take turns. Getting ready to make lots of greeting cards for Fall and the Holidays.

Mrs A. said...

Iv'e been downloading some freebie christmas paper so I guess we all know it's creeping up on us. Hugs Mrs A.

okienurse said...

Nice looking stamp for the card! I joined Keryn's Christmas card group and have been having fun playing with my Christmas stamps. I said playing with the stamps not making cards. I am already behind of the challenge! Hope you have a great week. Vickie

Shoshi said...

Your table looks nice and productive this week! Sorry to hear about your shoulder and hope it gets better soon. I had awful problems with mine a few years ago and switched to a trackball instead of a regular mouse and it was brilliant.

I'm afraid I linked to the wrong WOYWW page (111) by mistake so I'm on there twice! Duh... Put it down to the old brainfog. I've now linked to today's one so hope people won't be too confused!

Gita said...

Hope you got some work done before the sun came in..

KanataNewf said...

tee hee....I see your "stamps that need cleaning" basket is growing again! Kind of like my "pile of papers that needs putting away"....Always good - it means there has been some crafty time!

Happy WOYWW!

Sheena B

Kezzy said...

Loving the crimbo tree, gorgeous but funky stamp. Hope the shoulder thing is getting better. Kezzy x

Aj* said...

Late again ! Someone kick me please or give me detention lol.

Been doing a fly round, much awesomeness on the go this week !

Yogi said...

thanks for the comment on my WOYWW#113 post.
This was my first post on your blog, but I must admit I love checking out peoples desk tops and work areas, so I can see myself doing it again. BIG GRIN.

Sally said...

Super duper desk Mrs D! I've started Christmas too...only half way through a brag book but hey, I've started lol!
Hope you had a fab day out in Monmouth with Lunch Lady Jan (I know the shop she's talking about-I'm only 20 mins down the road and believe it or not, we don't have a fabric shop in the city of Newport!)
*hugs* Sal x

Cynthia Eloise said...

christmas cards already? wow, i guess i need to get started if i hope to sell any this year. thanks for the motivation.

pat said...

I think moving to another desk is a sign that my mind runs from one thing to the next. I want to be ready for anything when the mood strikes.

Karen said...

Julia - thanks for the welcome on my first every WOYWW! I'm working on some special items which I'll be showing soon (as soon as the recipient gets it!). Thanks for sharing your talents with us and for making Wednesdays much nicer!