Wednesday, 16 November 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 128

A two-fer from me this week!  I took these at about 4.30pm yesterday; I was just about to finish two sets of calendar pages by adding tweaks and extras to the second set.  You can see that I'm incapable of doing even two pages the same, but that's OK.  Turns out though, I hadn't quite got as far as I thought when I set these aside to concentrate on other stuff, so these may well end up in 'set aside' again!  They are for presents, but as you well know, I'm not allowing myself to panic.  So my desk looks pretty tidy but for the pages, huh!  Usual suspects, including on the right, my Wipso and Twiglet tidy basket which is full of stamps.  All clean, just waiting to be filed away.  But they're clear stamps and I hate putting them away.  Ugh, what a slacker!
Before I make way for Mr Linky, I need to do a bit of housekeeping.  Angela pointed out that using your link list number where you leave a comment is unreliable because they change.  They don't always.  If I'm asked to remove a link (and very very occasionally if I remove a link because it's a bit over the top in terms of non-compliance!) then the numbers do automatically re-jig.  But if you comment and add your original list number, you won't be too hard to find, within one or two numbers at most....so keep doing it please!
So be compliant and please show us your busy (or chilled) workspace this week...no blatant advertising and please make sure your post title includes the WOYWW acronym....for the ease of those of us that visit way after Wednesday!    I thank you.

105 comments:

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

ooh loving your calendar pages :)) I have several things to make for Christas including a commissioned canvas for my grandson .. and as for chrsitmas cards... mmmmm..LOL
Happy woywwing!
xx

voodoo vixen said...

Your desk is looking pretty neat and tidy for you!! I have to concur with the not being able to do pages the same... even if I intend to do so!!

MvM-design said...

Lovely calendar pages Julia !!

have a great WOYWW :)

Hugs Marleen

Amy E said...

Woohoo! #3 on the linky this week! I'm stoked!

I'm making calendars for Christmas gifts too this year. I have some stuff cut out already, but the whole project is really daunting, so I find myself doing other small things instead. Procrastinator = ME! Thanks for your inspiration! And your desk looks awesome this week!!! Lots of fun!

Amy E.
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure how I made #1, but here I am snooping on your desk. These calendar pages are great, and yes, they will be ready on time. I have faith in you. BOY, I hate those clear stamps. I haven't found anything, not even a good cleaning that helps them stick to my acrylic blocks. Guess I just have some bad ones.

Gotta admit, I have had some trouble finding people to reply to. I end up just trying to visit everyone and making messes of things. Glad you reminded us again. It never hurts!

Sarah said...

I can never produce a clone either - just feels wrong... Great colours - love that rich yellow. You have most definitely led me astray as I too have now accomplished weekly piles of "clean but unfiled" stamps that end up roughing it for a few nights on the sideboard before I muster up the gusto to drag out all their home ground. Hope you are still enjoying the "I made it" after-glow of the card marathon. Well done and hope the rest of your week is filled with being chilled. Sarah.

Bubbles said...

You... a slacker?!? It took me three days to put a pocket on a page n a mini album. Three days! Apart from the fact that your desk is a hive of activity... you're always doing something. Not a slacker, are you!

jude said...

Awesome desk this week.Loving those calendar pages too the yellow id Fab!Yes i have to admit i this week have used stamped and done the push to rt or left awipe this week only as i intend to use again on album.Well my excuse and sticking to it!Have fun cleaning and putting away your stamps...lol
Have creative stressfree week
hugs
judex 6

Dragon said...

Well you really are the tidy one this week... you put me to shame!!! I too have the dreaded pile of stamps to put away, as well as all the other stuff.. loving what you are working on so keep up the great work... its off to deal with the mother problem today but I would far rather stay here and play I spy!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

VonnyK said...

Love your calendar pages, I haven't even started to think of Xmas yet. Have to get through no 1 daughters birthday first.

Bella said...

I hate doing more of the same thing either, cant resist tweaking it here or there...I get board to be honest...

ScrappnBee said...

Those pages are coming along great! I am terrible about putting my stamps away too! I like the bin idea...although it might take me even longer to get them back to their proper homes...Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda #5

Chrissie said...

I must admit that my first observation on spying your desk was how tidy it looked... your pages look great too!
I must tidy up 'the swamp'... which my husband's description of my craft room.
Have a terrific week.
Chrissie

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, Julia, you finished all those great calendar pages!? how many would you finish if you weren't a slacker, LOL!?
thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

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

If any one is a slacker 'tis me .... I am the slowest crafter known to man - you always have something new and interesting hanging around on your desk when I visit

Kay (Toodles and Binks)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love those pages, and no, I can never get two projects to come out the same, but I suppose that's what makes our stuff unique, isn't it? Happy WOYWW, have a great day, Shaz.

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous pages! I never thought to give calendar pages as presents! Putting that in my list of potential gifts :D. My eye is drawn to the lovely cherry square to the right. #23ish :D

Gabrielle said...

I made calendars last year and vowed never to do it again! Was doubly thrilled when most of the recipients never said thank you. Grrr...! Love that you have unhinged stamps too! I'm going to doing tonight... Well, I might...! Happy WOYWW!

Gabrielle said...

Bad predictive text! I meant "unhomed" not "unhinged"!

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely calendar pages! Good idea to give calendars as Xmas presents! Maybe next year... :)
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #28

Electra said...

What a great idea that tidy basket is. Thanks for trying to keep us all in line, Julia. It can't be easy! lol

Sam said...

Loving those calenders you are doing Julia! Now get those stamps put away - that's how they get lost!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely tidy there! I like the calendar pages - I too cant make two things alike either! Have a great week.

Ann B said...

4:30 in the afternoon and pitch black thank goodness for crafting. Love the pages Julia and I'm another one who doesn't like repeating myself and who frequently does 'set aside' - don't farmers get a subsidy for that?

Helen said...

Morning! Love your early morning flash reflecting on the window! Boy it's dark at that time of day... I was "late" this morning and didn't wake till the radio came on just after 5.30... normally I'm waiting for it! Love your calendar pages.

Helen said...

Now I've read your post properly. It's not an early morning flash at all!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia I am glad am back again! A huge congrats on your achievement of 900 followers, not sure when you reached this target but well done.
And also a very big thank you for so faithfully hosting this blog hop each and every week, I dont know how you do it and make calendars. wow! what girl!! happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x no. 38 at present ;D

Cardarian said...

Your desk is really tidy - a few changes since I last posted - but I am back now - ready for a new snoopy adventure!I did look at all your past posts - love the christmas stuff you made!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian (nr.40)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good morning, me ol' mucker. Tidy desk, missus :)
Hugs, LLJ #44 xx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I do enjoy seeing your calender pages a flipping by - I may even be inspired to have a go for the year after next (to chocker full this year). I never have picked up on the adding my number but I am who I say I am everywhere (blog, comments and Mr Linky) so I am sure I don't produce confusion.........

Hazel said...

Calendar pages are looking good, Julia. I know what you mean about putting stamps away - at least they are clean. I found about ten wood mounted stamps that had been inked and put on the windowsill out of sight when the curtains were drawn and had to clean and move them before the decorating started - Hazel WOYWW #43) x

Hazel said...

Just had a light bulb moment (at this time of the morning!) - instead of just putting my name with my WOYWW #, I've turned it into a link, so even if the number did change, the link would take anyone to the right post on my blog - like this - Hazel WOYWW #43) x

Annie said...

Hehehe the numbers do change cos I told everyone last week that I was number 51 and was eventually asked if I was really Kate? :-) :-) :-) I sometimes think blogger plays games with us.
Lovely to see the desk tidy is still in daily use :-)
Hugs,
A x

Cathy said...

Fab calendars, and like you I struggle to do anything the same!!! For all that crafting that desk is looking a bit tidy!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great desk today..I wouldn't have the patience to do a set of calendar pages. Hats off to you that do. I try to be strict with myself on getting those stamps back to the proper sets, quickly, but that is about the only thing I follow thru with. Sometimes I am so glad I have floor space. Happy WOYWW and enjoy the week. Sylvia #47

My name is Cindy said...

A veritable oasis of calm. I too seem fairly organised craft wise for Christmas. Think I must have one of those hidden deadlines somewhere in the murkiness that is my brain. Those calendar pages look like a labour of love. Happy WOYWW. Cindy #50 (at the moment anyway)

Bridget Larsen said...

That looks like a huge sized calendar, but then again photos can be deceiving. I am stuck on a calendar design myself,but I am the host so I can bend the rules lol. Your desk looks quite different from when I first started following you.
Thanks for laying down some rules. Makes visiting must easier and no rogue numbers like I encountered last week.
Bridget #29

Spyder said...

Or of course you could be very clever and put a ;ink in that goes straight there! Usually signing off gives my great pleasure if the numbers are low...Lyn 18 sounds so much nicer than Lyn 92... images of a little ol' lady stuck to her cats by sticky dots come to mind! (my mind) Have a great week, your project looks fabulous...I started one once...put it aside and have never found it again!
Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)) #53

Morti said...

Morning all - bit late linking today, not feeling particularly creative but my desk should explain why!

Neil said...

Hi there, your desk is looking rather neat for you, are you well? Calenders are looking great!

Shoshi said...

I love your calendar pages, Julia! I think it's a cool idea for pressies - might think about that next year. Your desk looks industrious, not messy, but not too tidy either - just about right for a productive week! Have a great one.

Thanks for organising us all again!
Hugs,
Shoshi #61

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - thanks for the link. Your calendar pages look good. I was so lazy and just loaded all my fabric collage photos into a free offer calendar printing set up - just waiting for to to arrive now. x Jo

RosA said...

Your calendar pages are looking nice! I can't get around to putting clear stamps away either. Don't know why not. Only when they start to get lost in layers of other stuff do I force myself to do something about them. RosA #63

Neet said...

Thanks for the mention about the numbers - it does make life easier and I agree they sometimes change but you can always check when you get back to find someone else.
I've just been doing some retiform so have had heaps of stamps to clean - not got the time to do them as I work - what a job - black nail polish here I come. Hugs, Neet #9

Kate said...

Liking those calendar pages, have a good day.

** Kate ** (#68, I think? to be honest until you mentioned it I had completely forgotten about putting the numbers on, doh!)

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I will try to get into the habit of putting my number next to my name. When I leave a comment, I usually choose the name/URL option (if it's available)which should make life easier.

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Clean stamps! woohoo! ready to use! :) Have a great WOYWW!

Angi
#169

Angie said...

66 here ...nearly forgot to post ....I was actually on another blog when I realized ...maybe thats what happens to cause some of 'poster v linker' discrepancy ...or may be not lol

I am with you on clear stamps ...and I love that butterfly...and the calender pages. xx

joanneck said...

I do like those pages. Never thought of making calendars for presents, or anything else actually, but now I've seen some I may give it a go next year. They would make fab keep sakes.
Hugs Joanne xx #71

Katie said...

72, I am not a number!
Maybe that was not such a good idea as I am showing my age now with 'the prisoner' reference. I can only just remember it though!! I like your calendar it is a great idea for gifts.

Katie
x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I have been absent from this madness for about three weeks and I miss you guys so much! Love your desk this week! Those calendars are amazing and I can't wait to see them finished! I hope to be a participant again soon. Life has just been in the way lately!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE those calender pages Julia! And a nice desk as well...I've got no chance of that I'm afraid! lol

Happy WOYWW !

Jackie #74

okienurse said...

Great looking desk today! I have some little tins that I am thinking about making a calender that fits in those to give out to some friends. I love all the calenders I have seen so far. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #76

sandra de said...

oops ...I stopped doing the numbers ages ago I think I'm 75 a ripe old age. Love the idea of calendar pages for gifts, well done for getting stuck into this project.

Jacqui said...

My first time

Elizabeth said...

Your desk is looking good today - sort of busy but ordered - no sign of chaos at all :) Like the colours in your calender pages. I don't like putting away clear stamps either - such a phaff! And, I'm guilty of setting aside - there's a couple of projects awaiting my attention - I just have to find the time to devote to them. Hope you are having a great WOYWW day whatever you're doing. Elizabeth x #78

Polly Polkadot said...

Cor the rules are getting complicated! (just kidding), I remember a long time ago reading 'be a good neighbour' in the web world, and the majority of us crafters are!

MaggieC said...

I did try very hard to remember my number last week, but my fingers were too quick for my poor brain most of the time, and I kept finding that I had posted my comment again without a number. I will try to remember though. I tend not to use the numbers when I am tracking back. I read any comments that I get, then right click on the name and that takes me back to the writer. Your calendars looks wonderful, Julia, and don't worry about them not being the same. Hand crafted things should all be unique, and yours are beautifully unique. Maggie #82

Charlene said...

Look how neat your desk is Miss Julia! I'm impressed!

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh, so tidy. So jealous. Lol. Getting those presents done early: priceless. *smile*
Cindy @ #85

Sue Althouse said...

Calendar pages - what a great idea! Is it really that dark out at 4:30 p.m.? Ugh, and I thought we had it bad!

Michaela said...

I have just started card making recently and have one little draw with some stuff. I suppose if you have ton of crafting stuff it gets out of control (e.g. my husband's magazines all over the place). With amount of some crafting stuff some people have I would need a separate room for that. I hope that time will never come. Or will it? I have nothing to show today but who knows what future brings.
Michaela xx

Fuchsia said...

Blimey you are Busy.
loving the pages !
Gawd no blatant advertising I have named three company's all in one posting without even thinking about it sorry was not intentional !
Have a happy week xx
fuchsia@86

Viv said...

Thought I might join in today as I have lurked enough.Forgive my messy desk areas as I am just about to have a big tidy up, so I hope to have a tidier place next week :O Love seeing all your craft spaces too! Daizy-Mae ( Viv) 90

Di said...

Fabulous calendars Julia! But eeek, this week I'm an old lady of 93!!! Di xx

JoZart said...

Busy, busy, busy there! Love your calendar pages and it would be great to copy and print them to make more. In fact they could be published! Heh, heh!
Love JoZarty (42)

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - it's so good to be back in Blogland and seeing what all you great folks are up to. Lots of ideas around here! xx

lisa said...

It's that time of year when all those good ideas for pressies and the like you had in July catch up and panic sets in isn't it , Julia. I know my list of to do jobs just keeps getting longer. Why do we do it to ourselves?
Your calander pages are looking great!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #96

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think it's wonderful that you're making calendars for presents- they'll remember you all year round! My favorite part of the project- adding tweaks and extras! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Deb said...

no need to panic you still have 38 days left!
my number is so easy to remember this week, #100, like that one!
Happy WOYWW! have a great day Debxx

Debs Willis said...

That's tidy! Lovely pages though, don't look like they need much tweaking to me!

happy WOYWW
debs ~101

Jingle said...

Your pages are looking lovely! I can't do a bunch totally identical, either! I like to play! LOL!

April said...

Lovely calendar pages! the colour combos are lovely. Desk is looking very tidy!! Thanks for sharing - April @ #73 x

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

LOL I just saw that I typed *1*69...apparently I don't need Mr. Linky to change up my number...I do that just fine at 3am on my own!

Angi
* 69 *

Caatje said...

#107 Your calender is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it finished.
As for linking. Why not just ask people to link to the specific woyww post of that week instead of to their general blog url? I always do this already, so people get immediately to the post that is concerned. Just an idea. ;-)

Linda said...

Your calendar is looking fabulous and I am sure it will look stunning once you have finished. Nice tidy desk too!

I am hoping to take part next week as it has been a while and time keeps passing by. Note to self take photo of desk for WOYWW.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Marjo said...

Hi Julia,

Awesome Calendar pages Julia! Anytime I try to make 2 of anything they turn out like sisters and not identical twins..lol

I have notice quite a few non-compliance over the top blogs....I just don't comment on them. It does time to visit in the first place so that can be a drag.

I don't really care for the ones that combine it with something else, like a challenge or DT work, blah blah.

I don't mind if the posts are a little long, as long as it's sharing personal stuff. I enjoy getting to know the participants. Oh well I am rambling and complaining...

xoxo Marjo #109 Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

Doone said...

Arghhhhhhh I'm panicking Mrs Mannering

I am non-compliant but not with regard to WOYWW

does that make me compliantly non compliant?

and i wrote it before I read yours,
it is so weird how i do my desk then come here,
and it;s as if it's a conversation we started at the same time on the same subject, except I am panicking, and you are an oasis of calm (hah as if!)

Sue said...

Lovely Calender pages Julia, August is looking very Sunny, :0) happy days, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Bellaidea said...

On my desk - new LO, still warm :)

kyla said...

ooh, such a busy desk...as to putting stamps away...itsn't it a bit like kitchen appliances, if you hide them away then they dont get used!!

Macpurp said...

lovely busy desk there. the pages are really pretty.
love teen x

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Liking your tidy desk! Keep up the good work Julia! Your space looks especially exciting this time. I like your projects a lot. *smiles* Norma
p.s. good to hear that you are not panicking!

misteejay said...

All those lovely clean stamps and a tidy desk - wow.

The pages look great Julia.

Toni xx

Anne said...

What a tidy looking workspace. Love the calendar pages. Anne x

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia and all,

Your desk is SO organized - I'm inspired!

This week I'm working on my first ever textile art commission - I can't believe it! Fun and challenging. Working in our sun parlor, instead of my art studio - more room to spread out and use the dining table for cutting.


Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2011/11/woyww-11-16-11-my-first-ever-textile.html

famfa said...

Nice tidy desk. Like the calendar. I can't link using my iPad. No computer this week, and possibly for next month. Any suggestions how I can link? Should be #125

Sarah Anderson said...

i'm just impressed with everyone who's stuck with the calendar page thing, I failed miserably!

Laura said...

Hi! I always figure it's good if there's stuff all over the place -- it means I'm making something. (It looks like I am #125.)

lizzie said...

Oh how neat it is! mine is a mess... a big messy mess! lol
should be around #126
-lizzie o

Craftgirl said...

Love the neatness:-) I wish it was catching. My number moved last week for some reason.
Have fun
Carol

Bellaidea said...

Hi! Sorry my Dear , I was making my post and in the very same time few other things :(, please visit me again so see my embossy/messy desk :)
Best regards!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

What a buzy desk :) THose calendarpages looks great! What a cool gift idea - I will have to think hard about that for next christmas :) Thanks for the inspiration!

MsPlum #77

Julia said...

First time I have played along :) Now off to look at everyone else's desks! #126

lizzie said...

yes... things were serious! hahaaa but it's just a table skirt b/c i have storage issues under my table hahahaaaa
#124
eep i did move! lol

VonnyK said...

Hi Julia, I can't reply to your comment in person, so doing it here. Thanks so much for the encouragement and I will try to loosen up and enjoy it more, promise.
Just hate to show work that is not my best.
Von.

kath said...

your desk always interests me julia...love having a good old nosey around and hey I'm in the clear stamp "hate filing" camp too....hugs kath xxx

Shoshi said...

Hi Julia, me again. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, and I'm glad you like my stripy piece! Not sure what to do with it yet. I'm not doing anything at the moment as I'm mega poorly with a throat infection, temperature and no voice. Yuk. Shoshi #61

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh Julia my friend.....how do you do it all???? How can you craft, be organized, run a weekly blog that is beyond wonderful and keep it all together??? How do you do it? As far as the fireplace...LMBO, can you put up a false one? Oh, don't laugh! I've done that before on one or more occasions. What people will do, honestly! Use what you've got and make the most of it. No fireplace....that's OK, do you have a staircase, bookshelves, anything that has a space of 6"-12" in width and length doesn't matter? If you have anything like that you can create some Christmas interest! I've done so much with with so little over the years I can do almost anything with nothing, believe me!!! Have a great week Julia!!!

Bridget Larsen said...

#94 isnt playing the game, last week she was 118 and just using WOYWW for traffic flow and link back to hers. Just thought I'd let you know

Bugged Designs said...

Having a very belated catch up! Love the calendars. Thanks for popping by my desk - the fancy dress ended up being a total cop-out and she wore a bought cheerleader costume from in the fancy dress box (oh dear!)

Jingle said...

Julia, to answer your question, those are Close To My Heart ink pads. They are a home consultant company and I don't think they are outside of the US/Canada area yet. They are great ink pads, though!

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Julia. Yes, I inflicted a bit of gorilla warfare on those jumpers!!! I was back in my ARTHaven yesterday making a box for my mum's cards (photo will be up in due course) but feeling wiped out again today so resting. I'm defo on the mend now but boy it's taking its time!!! Shoshi #62

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