Wednesday, 23 November 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 129

Oh look - a real return to form!  I'm ploughing my way through the second calendar and although it's the same, it's different.  Of course - doing the same thing twice is tedious.  Housework. I rest my case. You can see the ATG gun awaiting refill - I was mid-flow so didn't want to bother fiddling with it (and IT IS a fiddle), so I've resorted to the pink Herma. Not my fave, but needs must when you're looking for loaded adhesive dispensers!  You can just see my collection of printed sellotapes too - they are not Washi tapes or anything so sophisticated, just cheapos from Tiger, or wherever else I happen to see them!
 So I'm gently moving forward with the Christmas plans..there was a lot of evidence of it on WOYWW last week.  Have y'all finished and moved on now?
( LLJan has decided to force me into Salisbury EARLY today, so have photographed Tuesday's mess.  It remains just the same now.  Of course, it's enough to stagger round with coffee in hand at this time of day, huh!!)
Show us what your work surface is minding for you won't you? Put a pic on your blog and link up here.  Lovely.

86 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

oooh look, owls with glitter eyes! I like that stencil with the owls and birds- very useful!

Cathy said...

Now that's the desk I know and love!!!! Gorgeous calendar page and I love the owls. Have a fab day in Salisbury.
Hugs
Cathy xx

VonnyK said...

I do so love all the bits and bobs on your desk. Still not in Christmas mode yet.

ScrappnBee said...

Love the little owls on October. Personally, Housework should be outlawed! Here in the US we have to get through Thanksgiving before Christmas can be a priority. Pies. Mmmmm. Love the desk! Love/ hate my ATG! :) -Amanda #7

Scrapcollectr said...

Over the years, I've bought cute crafty do-it-yourself calendars. I see them every time I walk into my studio. I admire your resolve to actually plug through and get these pretty original ones done. I'm beginning to suspect that, while I do love to craft, I may just like the shopping a bit more. Hee hee.
#6

Helen said...

WOW - so much on your desk today - the calendar is fab- love those owls! Good luck with Sainsburys ... I'll have a proper look at your desk at a more sensible time of day... lol!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You get earlier and earlier, and I was certainly not prepared for your post this week. But I finally found what you call sellotape. I had no idea that is what it's called in Britian. We all live and learn. I'm off to work on my Thanksgiving dinner and all guest meals in between. have a great WOYWW and I believe I'm #9 this week.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

good job on your calendars, Julia! when i grow up, i want to be like you, giving things i made myself for Christmas. for now, i go shopping!
thanks for hosting and sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

voodoo vixen said...

I don't think you should feel bad... you are way ahead of me!! I keep thinking that its still a couple of months away... so no need to panic! Glad to see your desk in its more normal state this week... love the owls on your calendar page.

The Crafty Elf said...

What a hoot. No pun intended. I've saved the cardboard instructions for my ATG and refer to it everytime I have to refill! Have a great day with LLJ.

Pam said...

Oh Julia are you kidding? Christmas? I'm with you. October is where it's at. Is that a 2009 calendar?

jude said...

Love the desk this morning the owls looking stunning.Im glad im not the only one who hates refilling there ATG gun nightmare!!
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have Candy on offer
hugs Judex17

Morti said...

Now I like THAT page! Fab paper.... Enjoy your trip into Salisbury with LLJ today!

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

Loving those owls.

Jonnie has put in another appearance on my blog!!

sandra de said...

Lovely owl page and I am so impressed that you are perservering with the gift making. I am thinking of xmas cards but still only thinking!!

Dragon said...

It looks great and so much more creative somehow... come on get thst gun filled up - you told me where to get one and I can manage to fill mine, so I am sure you can sort yours out... I put on the ickle video they show, and do it along with the lady there!!! Have a great week, honey
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the calendar - my desk also shows yesterdays stuff but has actually moved on and changed this morning (that has never happened before!) anyway its still too dark to take a new picture and my desk is only slightly tidier anyway so I am leaving as is! Have a great day in Salisbury and enjoy the coffee! Sunshine Girl – No 19

Sam said...

Love that picture on that calender. I think my atg is about to run out as it is doing that "I'm too stiff to want to work" thing!! I think I am a week ahead too - my title is 130 - oops!!!! Better change it! and quick!!

Gabrielle said...

Wednesday already! Thanks, as always, for hosting! The calendar is looking fab! The owls are v cute! Have a wonderful time in Salisbury x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

oh my! way too early, and had to get coffee before commenting! love the calendar page, and I LOVE tiger too, sadly there isn't one near me, so have to resort to waiting to go there when in London! Have a great day in Salisbury :) and there is blog candy on my post , just in case you fancy a go at getting a set of Seasonal Distress inks :))
Happy Woywwing

inkypinkycraft said...

Well those owls are so sweet and love the blingy things on the page, fab.lots of goodies on your busy desk, and on the Christmas front..I am way behind!!!happy woyww hugs trace x(30)

kyla said...

ooh, love the calendar-owls are a 'hoot'!!! (sorry it's too early for sensible comments!!).
Loving your tape-I have seen the shop Tiger once in london, not sure if they are in other places but now I will be having a look!
kyla 33 (my number, not age age unfortunately!)

kath said...

looks like the calendar is coming on a treat julia...love exploring all the stuff on your desk and oh my giddy aunt refilling that gun requires nerves of steel...the patience of a saint and a cuppa...happy woyww big hugs kath xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

There's a large espresso with your name on it!! AND I bought extra long matchsticks too :)
S'ya later alligator...
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh busy desk, and I love the calendar page, very appropriate! Just had the first cuppa, off to make the second, they do go down quick first thing in the morning dont they?

Happy WOYWW
Lou P #41

Spyder said...

It all looks like something is about to burst, the calender is looking lovely... I had some of that paper, with a dragon on it, for my dragonsmoore ebay invoices...thought it looked dragony! Always fancied the sticky gun thing,but it's cost was out of my price range and so were the refills...probably why I bought a cheap hoover that didn't need bags, as my lovely old hoover's bags suddenly were being made out of gold and two boxes of them cost MORE that the cheap hoover....of course I mean vacuum cleaner...but it was too hard to think how to spell that at this time in the morning...oh ...ping...my porridge is ready. lovely.
((Lyn))

Think I'm 38 this week...that sounds so much nicer than being 80! (not that I'm 80)

Sue from Oregon said...

Hope you and Lunch Lady Jan had a great day, the craftin will wait! No post ready today...maybe I can get one going and join in a day or two...just a busy day and an evening balancing bank statements for others tonight...so not fun. Love all your tools on your desk!

lruk said...

Loving the calendars. Thanks for the push to get back to my craft desk.

Electra said...

I had to look around to figure out what sellotapes are. and now I want some!
Hah! I've never seen them here, but we don't have Target. (argh, I adore Target)

MrsC.x said...

love the calender love it when your desk is all messy too :)

Annie said...

Love your calendar Julia and it's really good to see your hive of industry today :-)
A x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Oooooh nice stencil. I have my corner chomper out to :) love that little gadget something wholly satisfying about a rounded corner :)

Twiglet said...

Ooo my favourite - owls and on my birthday month October too. Have a great week. x Jo

Di said...

Fab calendar! Those owls are gorgeous. Enjoy Salisbury - make sure you feed the swans and ducks when you're there. And WHAT does LLJan want long matches for - you girl plotting something for the day? Di xx

Neil said...

Hi there, those owls are lovely and your desk is looking nice and busy this week.

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous calendar page you have there, love that stencil. If you run out of things to do (LOL) Papertrey Ink had a Make it Monday video on how to make your own tissue tape out of stamped tissue paper. It's on my list of things to do :D. I'm in the thick of the holiday frenzy with three significant birthdays betwixt here and Christmas just for good measure. Fortunately I've got a bit of a running start, now I just have to dodge the potholes life throws in the way lol.

Angie said...

I Love this ...and I love your desk ...your mojo has retutned with vengence. I think I'm getting a pink gun for xmas ...I do hope its not hard to load ...6 years ago I bought one ... like yours I think, and it ended in a bin due to frustration.

Ann B said...

Love all owls so your calendar page is calling to me. Hope you enjoy your shopping trip today, Spend! Spend! Spend!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lovely desk! I wish I could work like you do. Just a few things out and I can't find anything. I have lost stamps for days on end, knowing full well they are there somewhere! Happy Thanksgiving

RosA said...

Lots of useful stuff on your desk. The calendars are going to be really lovely and the recipients will be very pleased, I'm sure. Those printed sticky tapes are interesting. I don't think I've seen anything quite like them here, but I'll be looking out for them.

Jacqueline said...

Oooooh!! LOVE those little owl on your Calendar page! That's lovely! What a great gift! :)

Lots of lovely crafty stash out on your desk this week!

I have been trying to tidy my craft room for ages but everytime I make a start I end up 'playing' with stuff I forgot I had... *sighs*


Take care and happy WOYWW !

Jackie x

BetteK said...

Your calendars look just fabulous Julia ... what a treat to have them on your wall all year long - very lucky recipients indeed! Debbie xXx

Kate said...

Not sure there's anything in Salisbury worth an early start!! Let us know what you get up to.

** Kate **

April said...

Yet another fabby calendar page! love all the blingy stickers at the left, those printed tapes are cute! lots of other interesting bits and bobs on your desk this week. Thanks for sharing x

Macpurp said...

fantastic page! Love their eyes.
Christmas....yeah...not done as such.....have about half a dozen cards made and that's about it so far!

love Teen #68
xx

Shoshi said...

Julia, I think your calendar pages are gorgeous. It's such a lovely idea. Nice busy, productive desk! I'll try and do better visiting people this week - I've been laid up really poorly with a throat infection all week. Still got no voice but at least feeling a bit better now. Nothing, absolutely nothing has happened in my ARTHaven this week!! Happy WOYWW, and thanks again for organising us all! Hugs, Shoshi

okienurse said...

I am really liking your calendar pages. Your desk looks very busy this week. I am awaiting my husbands return from China to get my ATG refilled. My daughter can do it too but me...I am all thumbs. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #64

Karen said...

Just had a quick look around a few sites - can't stop for long, the DVT doesn't like it! Enjoy WOYWW everyone!

JoZart said...

Love your calendar... the desk looks good in it's mess and awaits your return from your jaunt with JanLL. Hope you two have a great day,
Love JoZarty x

Mrs A. said...

I'm really stuck on the calendar page for this week. Need to use a bare tree stamp which I don't have but thats a bare branch your owls are sitting on right? Think I might just have the answer then. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Mrs A.

SueH said...

Printed Sellotape? I must have been hiding under a rock or something because I never knew where was such a thing.

It’s good to see your desk back in its usual ‘state’ (read that whichever way you feel appropriate) It feels like coming home when I see it in full work mode…..In a strange way it’s comforting Lol!

Happy Crafting!
Sue (#27)
x

Debs Willis said...

Makes me feel better to see someone building a craft crapalanche as big as mine :-)

Think the owls are fab, just right for that page.

Enjoy Salisbury, and go easy on the espresso, you'll end up with wiggly lines on your calendar!

debs x

Lisa-Jane said...

Sorry I missed you in Winchester the other week, darn solicitors :-( Next time lovely lady. Those owls are stupendous. Where is the stencil from? I can see a million uses for those...

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun Calander Page, love the OWL stencils lots of fun ones there and the cello tapes would be something new for me. Have a fun day in Salisbury, I'm off for some AM wake me up coffee and visits..

lisa said...

Those owls are just adorable. I always steer clear of these stencil sheets as I never know what to do with them but I do now!!!
I love to see your desk so full of industry but admire you using these tape guns, I just couldn't be bothered with the faff. Good old wet glue does for me!!
Enjoy your day out with LLJ.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

Viv said...

Joining in again this week, hope this site isn't addictive , I haven't much time to post stuff...oh dear I fear it may be though. Computer problems still( it freezes), but I will try and leave comments when I can though :O) Viv ( Daizy-Mae) xx

Charlene said...

Look at your happy desk! What a super cute owl. Can't wait to see the finished calendars.

famfa said...

Love the calendar owls and the gems too. Can't use Mr Linky again as using iPad. Can you add me? Famfa http://busybutterfingers.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

BTW...What's that tool with the blue handle? Looks ominous

Jingle said...

Oh, your desk looks fabulous and fun!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great desk Julia, I love those owls . Which template is that ? Great calendar. Tracy x

Amikadeja said...

I have just admiring your desk on blog and i accidently click on button "enter". Sorry!

I just want to tell you that your blog is so interesting and your work is beautiful!

Sarah Anderson said...

finished and moved on? No! Not even started lol. Love that owl stencil :)

Deb said...

what a fab page for October, love those owls, thought they were part of the paper until I spotted your stencils!
Happy WOYWW! Have a great day! Debxx #95

Whimcees said...

WOW! you are one busy lady! Love all of that creative clutter! Thank you for the opportunity to share our creations!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Julia, I'm back after a long absence (no excuse really!) Lovely to see your desk busy as ever - I love the owl stencils!

Fuchsia said...

Really Loving your calender Julia the owls are fabby !
desk looks very productive !
have a great week x

Mandi said...

Oh gosh Im here, not been for a year or so!

Will try to come back more
mandi x

Elizabeth said...

Like those printed tapes - where have I been, haven't spotted them in the shops! Love those owls - nice template too. Definitely not finished yet, still working on making some gifts. Hope you enjoyed your trip out to Salisbury - and hope you had drier weather than we are enduring here ;) Elizabeth x #81

sarah lawrence said...

Like the owls ! The christmas trees have got me at the moment but I may well have a go at a calender later ....

Kindest regards

sarah

fairyrocks said...

You look and sound very busy...I have 3 active areas of desk...can't share photos today. But will say yours looks tidy in comparision LOL
Keep smiling and creating

Bellaidea said...

Hi Julia, I love your birds!
I have some on my desk too!
I got today 3 nice parcels, so happy!

misteejay said...

Love those owls Julia - the page looks super.

Toni xx

Scrappekatten said...

My room is way to SMALL, I need a bigger house!

Bridget Larsen said...

Sometimes repetition is a drag but then again who am I to talk with my production line going lol. Christmas!! Who said Christmas? I think Christmas should be all year round so we have time to do stuff for it, seems to be the busiest time of year and yet not enough time to prepare for it then its gone
Bridget #36

MLBetterly said...

Loving the calendar! Just signed up to participate in WOYWW! Whoo hoo

Mary Ann said...

Does your desk have to be about paper crafting or can it be about anything you happen to be doing? This is not about my desk but it's what I posted today....

http://maryanntate.blogspot.com/2011/11/trying-new-techniques.html

Doone said...

there is an angel on my desk this week, made as a cheating way to do all the Christmas cards in one photoshoot and print session,

I may double recant and add glitter to the prints,

why did the nude not make it to print? (sounds like a joke)- Niall said there was no way we could send a bare bum out as the business Christmas greetings card...he is such a bah humbug eh?
dx

Anne said...

Love the owls. Hope you had fun in Salisbury with LLJ. Anne x

Craftgirl said...

Sorry for being late but I am in the bowels of Africa. Internet is slow. Happy belated WOYWW
Carol better late than never.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Love everything that is happening on your desk today!The owls looks great!

Mvh
Msplum #118

Tracey Potter said...

Thanks so much for hosting WOYWW, it's such a wonderful and creative space! I enjoy seeing what everyone gets up to. Those are very cute owls. Once again you have many items on your desk that I do not know what they do :) It looks super fun though!

Your visit to my blog is much appreciated, your comment blow me away. Happy WOYWW! xx

joanneck said...

I need a new memory because I ready what you said about the ATG being a fiddle to change tapes, and then went and bought a pink one. der!!!
Hugs Joanne xx

Michelle Jaramillo said...

Completely inspired my most everyone else's desks! Had to share in the fun. Warning: I'm new to art journaling and dunno what the heck I am doing yet! :D
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Thanks for sharing!

Ting Ting said...

hi

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