Wednesday, 15 February 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 141


WOYWW Housekeeping: If you read nothing else, please read the first paragraph!
Really, now the numbers are as fabulously high as they are, I have to insist that your blog post includes WOYWW in the title and is in some way relevant to your working area; this is particularly important if you link late...paging through loads of posts without knowing where to stop is enough to cause the reader to click away.
Likewise, when I get to links that are totally irrelevant (such as another Wednesday Meme courting for exposure), I'll remove it.  I don't want to do too much policing and have stacks of rules, but its not unfair to expect a workdesk related post if it's linked here is it!

Mary Anne has found this:
This will take you to a blog called The Great Leveller and talks about how to make a fix that allows people that currently can't, to comment on your blog.  A lot of us find if the comment box is at the foot of your post, that 'embed' prevents commenting...but where the blog provides a new page with comments and comment box, all is possible!  So if you wanna get a few more comments, this may well be worth the two minutes and two tabs it takes.  It is a temporary fix....Blogger itself has to come up with a permanent one...so no growling at The Great Leveller, huh!! 

And here's one I've resisted, because I don't think it's actually any of my business: 
I've had several requests to ask for word verification to be turned off.  Its a personal thing; in 4 years I think I've had two spam comments and never an 'attack', but you must be the judge. It's not difficult to turn off...if you want to do it but need help, please ask..there are a lot of closet geeks on WOYWW!
Oh my desk is a mess. In fact from this, it doesn't look too bad, but the left side is piled and 'push back' is in serious overtime.  But it has to be, I'm working on something that I'm finding a bit taxing.  See the old Pearl-Ex palette?  Had it about 8 years...still love it.  See the rainbow of a mug? Of course, a present from LLJ who knew I can't be uncheered in the presence of such things.  See the master board I made that's in the process of being cut up and turned into cards? Sheez...anyone would think I was busy!
Show us yours then, we wanna see what you're making this week.  And we're not scared by mess.  OK, I'M NOT.  Read the 'rules', abide by 'em, and we'll see you at your place for a jolly good look around.  Abyssinia, as my dear Papa shouted at me as I left his house this morning! Oh and PS..I've scheduled this...had a long day and can't stay up till the small hours....no really.  I have.  It may have involved that white van again!



155 comments:

jude said...

Julia You think thats a messy desk.Go see what your woyww Elfes did to mine then tell me yours is neat ...lol
Just a tip the push to the right then the jog to the left dont work too long ,thats what happened to me last week no look...lol
Have fab wednesday im up insomnia and got bleeding abcess growing like an alien on rt side cheek only started to nite.So im surfing the blog land whilst i await them to work!
Hugs judex ...2
P.s watch out for Ms J in the white van!!!may come your way never know...you go girl!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh look! There's a rake standing by its lonesome in your garden! And the 8 year old Pearl Ex, how do you keep track of how long you've had these things!!! Looks like you've made good use of it! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Deb said...

I don't know Julia, it looks pretty tidy at this angle, didn't recognize it for a moment! I am good at leaving out the right and left side of my desk, it seems appropriate not to inflict too much on unsuspecting WOYWWers! Dont know what a master board is but I gather it is the paper with the birds on, so pretty!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx # 4 (so excited to be number 4, my earliest yet!)

Hels Sheridan said...

busy desk as ever Julia, especially loving the birdy cardy things... it is official, I have MUG envy... love that... but most interesting to me... tell me do... what is the fork for? Gardening? In February? As for the van, you are a braver woman than me hun, I would have crashed it by now... am not good with big vehicles... well, apart from trains lol Enjoy your white-vanning today... see, you have made it a verb already! x

Vipera said...

My desk is messy too today )
I Like your workplace Julia :) and that pretty rainbow cup it looks so familiar )

Have a Happy WOYWW!

Olga x

Deb said...

whoops, no I am number 9, guess we all posted together! what a stampede!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm with Hels. The first thing I saw (even before the desk), was that garden rake. You have the greenest grass for February. Maybe you could write a post on how you keep it so green (glimmer mist, perhaps?).

I'm all for getting rid of word verification, but I understand some are reluctant to do so. If bloggers feel they need protection, then moderate the posts. After all, if the post is moderated, it can't get on the blog without approval. For the life of me, I've never understood word verification AND moderated approval. Guess we both climbed on a soapbox tonight. Mine might be taller, since I'm so short, anyway.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Grrrr. Long comment lst. Poo.

I thought I was the only one who used Pearl Ex rather than Perfect Pearls. :)

WV used to make me crazy. Now I know I can't comment so I look and move on. Love Wordpress spam catcher. It's caught over 7000 spams, with only 5 missed and 16 false positives, and no WV

Tootle pip missy!

Mary Anne

Spyder said...

Oh Julia!! Fab desk this week, I haven't painted for ages... I wonder if that 'comment link' will help with some of the blogs I visit? I'll give it a go! I've just nipped in to get links from here and here you are already! Honestly, some might say that's cheating...so I'd better stop rabbiting and go finish my post...ohoo, bed before two this week!! ((Lyn))

May said...

Ok Julia, where's the ladders, I can only see a fork standing on it's own in the garden, I bet they are in the back of that van!!!! your desk is pretty tidy this week but busy! What is a master board? Love your mug, Have a great wednesday Hugs May x x x x x

Angie said...

I try to abide by the rules ...my posts just tend to be long and chatty ...and there isn't always a desk ...and I do try to remember to put woyww in the title ...but I always forget to put the number of my link on the end of my post ...will try harder lol.
I just find your desk fun to nose around ...its always busy ...had to smile looking out into your garden ...should there not be a bird sitting on the fork handle? lol xx

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Good to read an update and reminder on the rules and hope that I am at least some way there to abiding by them... this is such a fun round up and I have missed it terribly in the last few weeks... as to your desk... looks pretty productive and I really really want to steal your mug.... and that palette of shiny paint... and that big stamp... some serious supply envy happening here...xx

butlersabroad said...

Lol to Debs, you're creating a stampede on this side of the pond! My Valentines dinner had to go back in the oven as you posted at dishing out time and I wouldn't leave the laptop!! I actually think I was so excited to be in the top 20 last week that I completely forgot to leave you a comment! never heard of a pear-ex palette before but it looks very useful. Beautiful card on show and I'm so much looking forward to the tales of the woman and her van!

Hugs
Brenda 6

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Julia making a brief appearance this week - and yes so agree with the housekeeping rules - not sure why i get a lot of spam - about two week at present - never used to but now do - anyway have not ever had word verification on hate it like crazy. I just authorize all comments that may be deflating for moments but not as bad as the word verification.. now like your desk and would long to have a play but must get back to mine and not much blogging at all allowed at present or card making sigh - one day soon I hope,
love Shaz in oz.x #18

sandysewin said...

Your desk looks pretty darn tidy to me, Julia! And I seriously LOVE that mug!

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #19

Dragon said...

Loving your desk this week, but mine is actually tidier!!! Yes it's true... I love the birdie things and snap about the glasses, LOL!!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

voodoo vixen said...

I'll join in the debate... I hate word verification... it's a pain in the butt and if you are scared of spam moderate your comments. It could be because I hardly ever manage to prove I am not a robot the first time... its an age thing... the eye sight is going and my typing isn't what it used to be. There...now I feel better and am calm and collected again.. LOL

sandra de said...

Loving the bird stamped page .... I have never heard of Pearl-ex palette so you are a good 8 years ahead of me. The fork is a nice touch .....remind anyone of what is going to happen if you break the rules.

ger76 said...

Fab desk space :D
I hate word V also, I do get spam but not much but all my comments are moderated and so far nothing abusive has ever came through :D
G x

Danielle said...

Love the masterboard! I need to make a couple of these myself.

Katie said...

I love your messy desk! That paint palette is fabulous! I wish I had a mug like that - it is perfect for keeping the cheer up :)

I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day! Happy WOYWW!

sandee said...

I'm always looking out your window to see what Mr. D has left behind, today I see a pitch fork! :) Happy van driving, and let those men unload for you! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Create With Joy said...

Love your messy desk esp the pear ex's! I've been too sick too create this past week but thanks to Mister Naughty Pants you'll see snippets of my mess! Have a wonderful WOYWW!

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

Mrs A. said...

I spy a fork in the garden. What you digging? Being plaqued by some nerd at the moment leaves me an anonymous comment on each post but blogger sticks it into spam for me to delete off. Never had it happen before. Perhaps they will get bored. Right off to bed cos its 3.32am Hugs Mrs A.

Mari K. said...

Your desk is not that bad, of course I was distracted by the birds on those cards. That's been happening a lot lately. You see, hubby made me watch this ridiculous show called "Portlandia" and they had this big long thing about how if you put a bird on anything you can call it art. Now I can't look at anything with a bird on it without thinking "Wow! That's art!" I never even noticed the lonesome rake until I read the others' comments! Have a good one!

RosA said...

Your desk is looking suitably busy and creative. If I use the 'push back' technique things will (and do) fly off the back (on account of it is not really a 'desk' (hehe)! Question: can you please tell us the name of the big, florally stamp right behind the palette. My Pearl-Ex is all powdered. I've not seen a palette version. Happy WOYWW.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A scheduled post indeed. I just scheduled mine and would love to link up in the double digits for a change but it ain't Wednesday in my neck of the desert yet. I put WOYWW in the title, already had word verification turned off, and I'll muddle with the comment posty thing later. Whew! Thanks for sharing your mess. You showed me yours and soon you'll see mine. I used to have one of those Pearl Ex palette. I never really did much with it. Happy tomorrow to you!

Ohhh Snap said...

I'll have to look into masterboard. Love those cards and stamps! Lovely busy crafty space :D. Love the garden fork framed so nicely in the background. Especially in February :D. #27

Shoshi said...

Doesn't look too messy to me, Julia - just a nice riot of colour and activity! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #22

Lisa said...

I love little pushes to the left or right but when it ends up on the floor i have to eventually thing of cleaning it up. you do look like you have been busy. Love the bird card.

Stephanie said...

I love the palette--I have something kind of similar.

VonnyK said...

I wish I had a messy desk, that would mean I had been doing my art. I guess I will have to suffer with cake and coffee out and back to work next week.
Have ag reat week, off to pick up my little one from school
Von #38 :)

Self Sagacity said...

I have a messy desk too. The problem is it only stays clean when i get up and leave it.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the masterboard texture and color. In the background, the cute bird on a branch just waiting?
Lots of fun things and what a great number joining in each week. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW..

Neet said...

I officially have jet lag but was asleep when you posted (scheduled). Good job I wake in the night for a prowl now that I am an old old lady. At least this week I beat my last week entry.
Thanks for showing us your desk, especially the birdie card on the right and the interesting card beneath your glasses (yes, they feature again).
Have you come to terms with your ATG gun yet, mine is behaving badly at the moment - perhaps sulking that I have been away!
Hugs, Neet 29 (and wishing everyone would put a number - if it jumps it only jumps a couple)

MvM-design said...

Happy Wednesday Julia ;-)

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Nice desk this week! I love the birdie doodah on the right - looking forward to seeing that complete as it looks fab! Tis v early in the morning and I can't yet string a coherent sentence together so I'm off! Thank you for being our amazing host again x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...yep thats a busy desk...like the look of super card your making...ladders removed and replaced by fork hhmmm is Mr Dunnit showing us his own woyww?...have a fab week Lady white van driver...Mel :)

Neil said...

Hiya, fab desk. My post is present and correct, even though it's not my usual desk sergeant! Brillo masterboard too.

Sarpreet said...

wow! Such a late night post, Midnight. That is dedication.

I never call it a mess, I call it creativity. I do admire the green grass as other folks have commented.

Happy WOYWW! from Sarpreet. #52

Morti said...

It's harsh isn't it, when you have to lay down guidelines first, eh?

Very inspiring desk this week! Love the birdy card in the background, and the rainbow mug is sweet, v cheery indeed!

I've given up on scheduling my posts, especially since I discovered I can change the date and time to whatever I like after publishing! Shame we can't schedule a link up though - 50 of us and it's only 6.15am! Crazy.... Who'd have thought you'd end up going "viral"?

See you back at mine some time this week!!!!

Bridget Larsen said...

Thank you for posting the housekeeping, that should be the top of your WOYWW posts every week now that we are getting new players. That ladder turned into a rake hee heee.

love the purple tinge on your desk today I havent played with pearlex for a long time, love that paper or whatever it is under your glasses
Bridget #54

Jeremy and Samantha said...

3rd week straight and this is fun!! I need to one day read back and see what caused this ingenius lightbulb to go off. I did put WOYWW in my title this week but sort of boring with a clean slate, should you not play if you have a clean desk?? Thanks Julia for adding one more thing to my to do list I never finish lol

NEEDLEWINGS said...

One's desk is never clean, but it's nice to tidy, regroup and start in again. I love the messy best, because I am seeing the piece unfold as I work:)

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Think of all the potential projects hidden in this one area! What's with the pitchfork in the window? :<) Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

scrappymo! said...

Thate pearl-ex pallette looks like fun! I have never used it but have read about it. I think I have read that you can make misters by blending this as well.
Can't wait to see just what the project is...hope you post it.

Read the rules...it is a shame that you actually have to post them...this is a place for our desks and what we do on our desks...right!
Mine has some fun and some boring bits this week. Oh well, such is life!
Thanks for doing this ...I really enjoy it and am now addicted!

okienurse said...

really don't think your desk is nearly as messy as you think it is. I show my desk each week and if I showed the floor around it everyone would be running in fear of their lives...I sometimes worry my cat will get in there and get lost or toppled over on! Sorry you have to keep repeating the desk business...Vickie #64

Caatje said...

I love that paper with the shiny bits on it. Looks so luxurious. And that stamp right next to the palette? I want that stamp!

As for word verification. I do have it on because of the spammers. I'm thinking of turning it off again, but then I would also have to turn off the option to receive mailmessages I get whenever anyone comments. The problem is that blogger is pretty good in keeping the spam of my blog, but doesn't keep it out of my mailbox and that's very annyoing when the amount of spam is equal to the amount of real comments. It's a question of whether I can live with not getting the mailmessages because then I would always have to log on to blogger to see if I have any comments. Now they just come to me through the mail, which is a wonderful way to keep up with them.

Annie said...

That looks a really creative desk today.....a real artists desk :-)....oh no it's not a painting palette [it just looks like one to someone who doesn't know what you do with it :-) ].
Hugs,
A x

The Crafty Chick said...

I am amazed I get up 7.15 and I'm still in the late 60's. How are 60 people up earlier than THAT. How very dare they be such bright sparks so early in the am. Sheesh. Maybe, as a well established night owl, I shd get into the habit of checking late tues night what u are up to Mrs D!!! Lol. Not that I am partic bothered where my number comes up anyway.

I have white van envy xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

rules and regulations.. just hope i am keeping them! lol now your esk looks quite orgainsed to me... mine is a mes as usual.. should have photgraphed my desk at the show.. not good at forward planning..lol
xx

Helen said...

I woke up at 1.30 ish this morning (UK time) and having left the computer on (just in case I woke at the right time!!) when I went to bed was able to link up .... but no way was I commenting then! I love that masterboard you've created, until I read the post properly ( this morning, now, not at linking time) I thought it was designer paper. It's FAB!!!

Twiglet said...

I wonder where your rainbow mug came from? I might treat Wipso to one. Love your colourful desk today! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey ho, me dearie-o - glad to see the desk (and you!) in full throttle!
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

My name is Cindy said...

Busy busy busy girl! However do you find time to come and see us all? Had a giggle at your WVL post from Saturday. Cindy x

RosC said...

Hi Julia,
Made it again this week :-) Gotcha on the acronym in subject & comments box. Love the coffee mug and the swirl stamp.
Smiles,
Ros.

Jackie said...

Morning, your desk can't be messy, you have more than a foot square to work on :)
Jackie #93

Kim Dellow said...

Great desk this week! So much happening! And even a pitch fork in the distance! :) Kim

Jackie said...

Ha, I'm actually #75 this week...93 was last week! :)

Ann B said...

Great masterboard Julia and your desk always looks so busy. My desk had a new mug on it as well, only it got missed of the photo so it got one all to itself.
Can't believe that I posted the link at 6:45 this morning and I'm still 57th. Did wake up at 2:30 this morning and 'thought' about revving up the computer but then thought again and went back to sleep.
Don't mind word verification if it comes up in the comments box but hate it when you leave a comment, screen goes back to blog and then you are asked to verify, very frustrating. People may not know they have verification on, I didn't until it was pointed out to me.
Happy WOYWW and have a great day.
Ann B
#57 (like the beans)

Bugged Designs said...

Busy as ever Julia! I love the bird and leaf design.

Trish Latimer said...

Love your desk today Julia...that mug is fabulous!!! More to the point though, the masterboard is gorgeous too, and the art i can peek that you've already done looks fab!! Trish xxxx

Doone said...

I'm up for a spot of white van graffitti if you are...

how about the new woywwer logo?

Rules wise - it comes with the fame me dear....you're still in character worry not....

desk wise - love the pitch fork - very nicely framed and dominating the whole sheebang...

regards comments - I am not on blogger, but I know certain people use browsers that will cause them to be unable to comment on my website, and sadly I'm more interested in leaving comments than getting them - quite like being an incommunicado hermit....so have not posted 'cures' no one likes a smart arsed geek, and I have a contact page and a guest book if people really want to give an opinion (a woywwer with an opinion that would be a novelty? eh?)

Dx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just wanted to check you out this morning! Again I was not able to play, but thinking of you all. Maybe soon! Love your desk this week.

Sam said...

Mess is subjective so theysay - if you can see the subject you are working then that is fine!! LOL!
As for you 8 year oldkit -if you love itand use it why change it -as they say in a famous film "if it aintbarouque dont fix it"! can you guess the film? xx

karen said...

Sorry you have to "lay down the law" but I guess it comes with so many partaking of WOYWW nowadays!
I love the little birdies there! What is a masterboard?
You've got double rainbows on your desk with the mug and the Pearl-Ex palette! A double rainbow is good luck!
xoxo Karen #81

Jaki Morris said...

I love the look of the card in the background, I think I'm getting into birds, if you know what I mean!

I love WOYWW as it reminds me I need to post at least once a week! I have nothing to advertise apart from my mess so I don't mind sticking to the rules.
Enjoy your week
Jakix

April said...

Lovely busy busy desk! love those cards you have made and I like the look of that flourishy stamp x

Erika said...

Oh Julia I wish I had your desk this week it looks far more interesting than mine....but work pays the crafty bills so it must be done.
Happy WOYWW!
Erika.

Di said...

I homed straight in on the garden fork too - it's getting a bit like 'Where's Wally' peeking through your window :)

Sorry my desk is pretty tidy this week - but you ain't seen the heap of stuff I dumped onto a spare bed yesterday to make room on the desk to work!

Happy WOYWW, and I'm also wondering what Pearl-ex's are. You obviously hoard and love all your stash :)

Di xx

That Craft Place Ltd said...

your desk makes mine look positively unused lol..... oooh I would love to have a rummage arouund your desk Julia!!!!!!!
Lisa xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your desk is creative as ever, I so want to play with those paints! Seeing your glasses make me want my new ones to turn up asap as the ones I'm wearing aren't up to the job any more! Take care, Zo x

TangolikeRaindrop said...

I just love your desk. :) Your rainbow mug is fabby too!

kath said...

hi julia..loving the look of your Pearl-Ex project and thanks for the tips about comments and can't believe how many folks are still using the dreaded WV...proverbial pain in the ass so it is...hugs kath xxx

Happycrafter said...

going to try very hard this week to visit everyone's link happy WOYWW!

Karen said...

Lovely full workdesk as usual!!! Love it! Mine is small, two small trays on my bed, but it works for me at the moment. I dream of a proper craft workdesk, one day....one day....!!!! Karen 96 x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Congrats on being in Craft Stamper this month Julia- lots more visitors too! I agree about the word verification as well, its ok if the box is already there when you type your comment, its the ones that pop up after that make it longer to get round everyone. I've only ever had 2 spam comments- I got really stroppy in an e-mail to the company they were 'representing', and I've never had any more. I have some of those pallettes, they last forever, don't they.Have a great week, Shaz.
PS, I saw in the previous post you drive a Yaris- thats what my youngest son wants now he's passed his test.

Anne said...

Lovely busy desk like the masterboard. Hope I've stuck to the rules. If not will try harder next week- sorry miss. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

MaggieC said...

Not sure if it works that way, but is it possible to add the link to the post rather than the whole blog, as some of the challenges do. If that can happen, it would help to find the WOYWW post rather than having to search through a week's worth of posts. Just an idea and I have no idea if it is possible. You might think your desk is a mess, but it is clearer than mine usually is, and I love your mug. Have a good week and be careful with that huge van. xx Maggie

MaggieC said...

PS Sorry I forgot to put my number which is 100 or it was when I last looked. Love Maggie

Pam said...

Goodness I get later and later (102). the paper ? on your desk looks lush. Let me know if the white van is traveling my way n I'll look out for you (from a distance :-))
Hugs Pam

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Lovely colours in the Pearl Ex palette. Your master board looks gorgeous too. I've never had word verification, because I find it a pain, although it doesn't stop me from commenting. Fiona #103

Jackie said...

Jackie (103)........just noticed that button jar!!!..........love buttons, you can do so much with them...any plans?

Peggy said...

thanks for asking people to stick to your theme I love doing this and seeing what folks are doing out there. Have a great day!!!

Joanne said...

I can see how much you love your palette, it's nearly gone. The stamps I spy look delish as do the cards. Getting round to every woyww-er is nigh impossible now, but I have fun every Wednesday just looking.
Hugs Joanne xx

Angenita said...

Your desk is lovely as always. I think the mess is inspiring :)

I want to thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog and for taking time to translate it. Nothing wrong with being late, that's what I like so much about woyww, it goes on all week.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Will after everyone mentioning the fork I had to go back and look again....... Yep! It's out there...
My hubby was using ours last night to try and get a Mole making huge piles of dirt in our yard... It's kind of funny to see a grown man out there stabing the ground maddly!!! but I dough he got the little guy... te. he... the hunt is on.......:)

Becky said...

I love your busy desk, and the mug and I think I've stuck to the theme ;) #107

Barb King said...

Thanks for your lovely comments about my photos from last week. This is so much fun, and a great way to see some wonderful blogs!

Jingle said...

I have a mug remarkably similar to that one! And I LOVE your old Pearl Ex palette! That is kind of awesome, actually. Thank for the guidelines. I know I'm guilty of not using WOYWW in my title, so I'll be sure to be consistent about that. I actually resisted turning of Word Verification for a long time, but I switched nearly a year ago and I am SO glad I did! I actually get more comments!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Thanks Julia. Those rules are simple and sensible. I turned word verification off about a year ago and have had no problem.

Your desk looks reasonably tidy, esp for a busy one - but what is master board please?

Laura said...

That palette is cool! Your card on the right, with the bird and foliage on it, is looking very pretty so far. Happy creating! :-)

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Happy WOYWW!!!! Love the rainbow mug ;) Thank you for another week of desk hopping! Hugs, Joanna x

debby4000 said...

Love the stripy mug.
I don't have word veritication but I do check the comments before publishing for some reason I'm spammed nearly every day and I've had to stop anonymous comments for the same reason.
luv
Debby

Anne-marie said...

Hi, your desk certainly looks very busy lol. I love the papers very pretty. I enjoy having a nosy around people's desks thank you. Have a fab week
Anne-marie x no 121

Polly Polkadot said...

Those glasses look like you just took them off, mopped your brow and said phew!

Yours Artfully said...

Very busy desk this week Julia, your Pearl Ex palette looks well used and well loved. It's reminded me that I too have one of those hidden away in the depths of my studio......must dig it out for a bit of a play.

How you liking the white van??? My husband has a van, not a white one,a silver one but I still class him as a member of the white van club as he truly loves his van. When I changed my car recently,he said he would only swap his van for a newer van......nuff said!!

Lin

Mary Ann said...

Whatever you are working looks lovely......hope you show us the finish:)

I agree about the word verification. I had a blog that didn't have it on and I suddenly started getting SPAM this week.

Craftychris said...

Your desk isnt messy just busy. Mind you, I wish mine was messy. Its too tidy! Need to get more creative with inks and paints and things! xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

Not linking in this week -- my desk is SPOTLESS! I have company coming so had to put all my supplies away :-(

Very good about the word verification. I couldn't write comments on at least a dozen blogs. I quit counting, actually.

Your desk looks cheery, especially the mug from LLJ!!

Hugs,
Kay

Robin Panzer Art said...

Holy Smokes its 7am here and I can't believe I'm already 130th on the list! How fabulous to have so many participating. Thanks for the maintenance updates Julia!

pat said...

Julie,
Thanks for keeping us on track. You do a great job here. I love to have a messy desk, and to be able to share it.

Sandy said...

He how did ya'll get here so fast - it is still morning and my eyes are not open. I am looking for my knitting needles. I think Brenda got them.
Sandy

lisa said...

I'm coming to play at your house, Julia. Pearly paint, bird stamps and that gorgeous leafy paper, boy the things I could make with that. Get the kettle on!!!!
Your just need a robin sat on your fork in the garden!!
Thanks for keeping us in order, you are a star.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #133

Lavinia said...

Hi! Love the Pearl ex paint pallet, well used! The wooden stamps I see are very nice, really like that swirl! Have you moved the ladders yet? Cant see em this week, however I notice a lone garden fork growing out of the lawn? Was it hard to grow that? :) I agree you need a good tidy up on that desk!
Lavinia
x

Shashi Nayagam said...

I think a messy desk is the most interesting. For me I love to nose around to see what you have may be I might need it too lol.

Hazel said...

Looks like that white van's got a lot to answer for - lol! Love the rainbow mug. So sorry that I didn't think my link had worked (checked for ages) so did another and then, just like buses, two came along at once - please delete my #139 - thanks x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, good to see the 'rules' such as they are getting an airing again ... nothing worse that clicking a link just to find your whisked through to something that is not relevant. Not keen on the word verification - it plays havoc with my dyslexia - but not so averse that I won't leave a comment. I use comment moderation and have bloggers spam filter on and that works well for me.

I'm impressed that you can remember how long you've had those paints ... I'm so vague about that sort of thing. The card propped up at the back it lovely and you have one or two lovely stamps out too.

I can just see you zipping around in your white van ... but with all the loading/unloading you could be in danger of developing muscles like Arnie :)

Elizabeth x at an embarrassing #116 this week.

Sian Evans said...

Ooh 142 today and a desk full of bags and boxes. Can't wait to start unpacking all my goodies again!! So many super inspiring workspaces this week off to have a snoop around x

inkypinkycraft said...

Oh golly just realise didnt leave a comment when I linked up, naughty me....have a fab what's left of today!!!hugs trace x

Fuchsia said...

Hi Julia
afraid I don't have anything to post today I have a really bad chest infection now after getting a cough but its not stopping me from have a nosey LOL
Your desk looks very eventful as usual I love it !!!
I did manage to finish what I was doing with my flowers last week as you did ask !
Have a great week
Fuchsia x

Michelle Webb said...

This is the first time I've taken part in WOYWW. Really enjoying looking at what products you are all using in your crafty mayhem! Michelle x

Lisa-Jane said...

I don't know what one of those boards is but it looks wonderful to me. And a big hear hear (or is it here here?) to the rules, I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with it! I've changed my comments so that they're not embedded but I don't know if it helped anyone last week. I found out while I was changing that, that I had word verification on! I had no idea and I hate it so I turned it off. So far the spam has all gone in my spam folder but time will tell... And its not mess, its art sediment! ;-)

Kezzy said...

Wow as always I look at the pic of your desk first and I thought 'oooo I like that patterned paper I wonder which supplier if from as I want one' lol, then I find you have done it yourself amazing. Its really weird as I was reading through an old craft stamper and saw an article for masterboard and got some stamps out ready to have a play (sometime this year lol). I agree with the rules, I haven't been managing to visit much over the last few weeks but before than it really infurated me to got to another woyww and find no desks, I like the ones that have pics of family or gardens or craft they are doing as they are telling us all what they are up to, but it's the ones that are selling or hosting something that not related to woyww, and I find myself strolling through pages trying to find what I think might be the woyww post. I have WV off, I don't mind it when I commenting upstairs on my pc, but if I'm on my phone or my tablet than sometimes your fingers miss and you end up with a WV thats wrong lol. Love the van post, so funny, I read it to my OH as he too used to drive a van and HGV's. Ok I know what I'm doing here, make a shorter woyww post just know but you've ended up with the longest comment ever, I can't ever seem to shut up lol lol. Kezzy xxx

Hardwick Creations said...

It can be a real drag when you have to put your foot down and have to stipulate the rules of participation. Luckily most of the people who post a link on your blog do the right thing...but well done for putting your foot down Julia.

By the look of your desk Julia, you have been busy again. Love the bird card on the right. Have a great WOYWW!

Sheena said...

That green paper on your desk looks looovely! There's so much to look at! And do I see a fork has replaced the ladder?? Lol!

Sheena
xxx

Bellaidea said...

I like this Pearl palette! Who makes it? Cute mug too:)
I don`t work on desk but on the big long cantor so I have couple photos this week.
I aslo don`t have /knock, knock /spamers , those verification are crazy...

ScrappnBee said...

Goodness! You and that white van! I hope that you get some decent sleep soon! Am trying to turn off my word verification, but cannot figure it out in the new blogger format (and put in a text to tech support)...sorry that you have had to repost the rules. We love you!!!-Amanda #151

Debs Willis said...

Great messy desk Julia, and loe the rainbow mug, smiles all round!

Deb #152

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Julia! Love your pearl palette! It jumped right out at me. This view of your desk shows a real hub of activity. Nice shot this week. *smiles* Norma

Carrie said...

Love your desk this week. LMAO at the rake in the garden, is that your inspiration???

You have just reminded me I need to go search for glue for my ATG Gun! xxxx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, love the master sheet muchly! It's gorgeous and I want to make one too... Hey, I'll just add it to the list!

Cheers,
Susan #146

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Hi Julia - oh you have a super fun desk to look at today (including that fun coffee cup!). Looks like some yard work has been going on outside too! Re: the word verification - Man, I've been spammed HUGELY in the past, so sadly I have to keep mine turned on. I agree it's a bit of a drag, but it definitely eliminated the spam problem I had (we get enough "enhancement" advertisements everywhere else - I didn't need them in my comments too! lol). *smiles* ~Jen

Emily said...

I'm so glad you're not scared of mess! I seem to make it quite easily. Your desk doesn't look messy at all, it's surely just work in progress!!
Happy WOYWW:)

Craftgirl said...

It isn't a mess. I am the Queen of Mess. LOL
I spy lots of creativity. I always see your glasses do you need them just for crafting? At least your mug is empty I get told off for forgetting to drink mine.I remember those palettes too though I didn't buy one. I went down the H20 road instead.
Happy WOYWW
Carol

Annie Smith said...

Loving the rainbow theme on your desk! Sorry to hear you are having to police this awesome linky party. Boo! Hopefully your first paragraph scared all of the follower collectors/advertisers away!

Annie

Shoshi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Julia - I was feeling better, but now I'm rubbish again!! Hopefully I'll pick up in a day or two, as I want to get on, with lots of creative ideas buzzing round! My larger butterflies cut OK - it's just the small ones. I really need the detail blade for those - it's on my shopping list!! When I get more silver mirror card I'll be able to finish the project, and I think I will be able to use some of the rejects where the mistakes aren't too obvious.

That Scotch quick-dry glue can be got quite reasonably on the 3M website, as well as ATG glue guns and tapes. It's awesome stuff! PVA just doesn't hack it for me. I've got a pot of extra sticky PVA and it's turned into a horrendous gloopy lump in the bottle and won't work any more.

WOYWW is getting so big now that there's absolutely no hope of keeping up with it all!

Hope you have a great week, and thanks again for all you do for us.

Shoshi #35

JoZart said...

Busy as ever Julia..... lots to spy on your desk and I don't think it messy at all. Love the birdy thingy.... is it a card? As expected it's getting hard to get around the desks now.... any guidelines, suggestions etc., now it's getting to the 200 + mark?
Love JoZarty x

Tracy said...

I'm so glad you like messy desks because mine seems to burp papers and a tornado blows through the work bench!

And how do you remember how long you have something? My goodness it must be a super hero power! Mine is to place objects in a safe place and to this day they are still safe. I hear squirrels do something similar.

Nice to be here!

Sandy Trefger said...

I think perhaps all our worktables look the same! Ha, ha. Glad I found your blog. Maybe this will inspire me to clean up my table more often. Nah, probably not. :)

mamapez5 said...

I love those pearlex paints. I have four different palettes of them, because the lady from my local craft shop in UK used to demonstrate them at all the shows, so we used them in her workshops. I've had mine for at least eight years too!
I'd have an untidy work desk too if it wasn't for my two fluffy cats who live in this room. they keep me organised or we would not be able to live in peace in the same space.
Kate x

Kim x said...

It must be the week for Pearlex palettes to come out of the cupboard, I've been playing with mine too.
Aren't they wonderful.
At least you can work on your desk not like mine this morning, its tidy now, but I'm not in the mood to play, typical!!
hugs Kimx

Mary said...

Julia.....that desk isn't messy...it's what I call creative. Thanks for being here for us week after week. You are a true blogging angel....

JoZart said...

You are right, German little'un is 2.5 now, really tall and bi lingual! A real character and no longer a babe!
Love joZarty x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for a new WOYWW! I am addicted now! And thanks so much for bringout out the old Pearl Ex; I have those somewhere and you've reminded me. But wait, I've hardly learned how to Cuttlebug ... and I have some Twinkling H2Os someplace, too ... so many fun techniques, so little time. Be safe out there driving!

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

I'm under the weather so just popping by before I make some hot tea and chicken soup.

I'm glad I have enough sense to play by the 'rules'!

Would love for you to stop by when you can!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/02/woyww-02-15-12-play-day-in-art-journal.html

Yogi said...

I can't believe I'm seeing green grass out your window... We've got snow and ice up here. But thank goodness not too cold. Hopefully only that one spell. Lots of goodies on your desk.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

ok, i've changed the settings for my comments. i hope that helps, and did you mean you wanted WOYWW and not the whole "what's on your etc etc etc"? i just love the look of the stamps on your desk! happy WOYWW, Julia! my, my, there was a time when i thought it was possible to visit everyone but now there are soooo many participants you wouldn't have any time left for crafting if you visited them all!

Beachstudio said...

Hi Julia, I missed out on my first posting... I knew I should have added my photos early. But Tuesday evening I was called to babysit my sick little grandson the next day. I didn't even realize it was Wednesday until this morning. I added my first photos, still in the learning stage of both blogging and linking. I apologize for being so late, for anyone visiting in hopes of seeing my messy desk. And the photos are of previous weeks, in hopes of joining in the fun.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your desk! I know i have those pearl ex as well except i have no clue how to use them. lol Have a great time creating..

Michele x160

Lou said...

Tuesday at Noon and I have done all the desk! yeahhhhh It works much better if i keep to a routine and keep a list of where i have been I know very OCD of me, last week i didn't and just ramdomly clicked and got nowhere! anyway, 'white van Mrs D', looks like some gorgeous papers on your desk and some lovely stamps too, you have a very 'happy mug'. How do you get on with your ATG gun, everyone seems to love them and i invested in one with a adapter to use thinner tape but I don't like it - there I have said it! phew a weight of my shoulders, after spending a tiny fortune on the gun and loads of extra tape, i have just not got the hang of it so you won't see it on my desk as its been hidden (hanging head in shame!) should i give it another try, or just hide it in the cupboard and continue spending far to long trying to get the back off of DS tape! Hope you have a lovely weekend and find some time to craft. Take Care Lou xx

akilli melek said...

wow I'm number 175 this week. Been dipping in and out since little miss A has arrived but thought i would come play this week.
love your swirly stamp and of course i still have glue gun envy!
hope you have a great week
caroline

Tertia said...

That desk looks SOOOO tidy! Wish I could say the same about mine. Love the mug, could do with a cuppa right aboty now. Happy belated WOYWW

Lindsay Weirich said...

thanks for visiting my desk! love your glossy masterboard and rainbow mug!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

First off--I think it worked! I've had lots less word verifications to muddle through, so kudos on that. Now then, now that I changed my comments to pop up, I don't see how I can reply to any of them? You got any good suggestions? Lousy ones? Anywho... I think your dog's passport photos are a book (sheet, whatever they call them these days) of stamps, on my address book with has a tan label on them (no moleskin, the hubby stole it all). And yes, my mini music stand is a stool. It swivels and goes up and down and doesn't appeal to cats. All bonuses!

BumbleVee said...

ooops....I see what happened ! Errgghhh ...it was just me. I put my link in the post below

... erm...sorry.... me twy again....silly me.....

Yogi said...

thanks for the comments on my post.
Well I do have scraps that could last me till I die, but thought I'd give myself the 6 weeks time frame and see how it goes. I can always extend it, but it would feel like I'm losing if I made it for a long time and only did a month... Lots of psychology here BIG GRIN

Beachstudio said...

Finally got my number in.... just won't take from an ipad2. Love your desk and WOYWW.... sorry I fell into Thursday. Off to look at more messy desks, thanks!

StampDancer said...

Julia, your desk is fabulously fun looking! I love the card you're working on and had a sneak peek at your post about master board. Need to try it! Sorry I couldn't participate with a WOYWW post this week, but enjoy looking at as many as I can.
Hugs!
Deb M

misteejay said...

That's quite a tidy mess.

Don't over do the white vanning otherwise you might be too worn out to craft.

Toni xx

Cynthia Eloise said...

i'm here, i'm late but wanted those who were interested in my last weeks project on my desk to know where to see the progress. still not finished though. love seeing what others are doing. you know it's not just how your desk looks, it's interesting to see other storage ideas, photo angles, and other products used. thanks for hosting this julia.

nerllybird said...

I like your mug! That would cheer me up too, particularly if it was filled with a nice Irish coffee..:D
Helen Sx

Mary said...

I think this ole gal needs her eyes checked. I did a repost on last weeks WOYWW...geez. Well, why I'm posting twice in one week. I talked about making a candle holder using the heart dies..I'm finally satisfied with it, not that it came without some challenges. Well, I guess I'll move on to cleaning up....how can one person make such a mess? See you next week.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Hmmm I don't know why my blog isn't showing in your list suddenly?

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