Wednesday, 20 June 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 159

This is Tuesday evening's scene.  Do you know, I had to leave it till 8.30 to take the picture to avoid shooting into the sun.  Yep, in amongst that 'now-I think-I'm-a-photographer' speak I did say sun.  Tuesday was just lovely.  And today gentle WOYWWers, promises to be the same.  Oh! To be in England now that summer's here.  Even if for only a day more, it really is a lovely place in the sunshine!  Anyhoo, I'm putting off the inevitable really.  Returning to type, my desk I think, betrays my complete inability to make up my mind and finish something. I'm meant to be preparing samples for a 'Men's Cards' Workshop.  I know what I need/want to use in terms of product, I know what sort of techniques will suit the workshop, and I can't yet get a grip on the finish...so far, none of the cards on the desk match the idea in the head.  The head, it appears, is the more wooden of the two at this stage.  You will hear more about this, I fear.  Or you fear.  


So put me out of my misery and show us your successful work surface this week...we wanna see what you're doing and what you've got.  Naturally.  Please include WOYWW in your blog post title.  Link it here and we'll visit.  There were only 2 last week that I simply couldnt leave a comment on; one because it was too promotional (I noticed that only one WOYWWer had commented on it by the time I got there on Sunday) and the other was number 142, Ashton Elaine....the link was wrong/damaged and no amount of searching got me there, so am really sorry if you were disappointed by lack of comments!  
Meanwhile, link here, go ahead, make your day.

131 comments:

Create With Joy said...

Happy WOYWW to you dear Julia! I've been longing for a trip to your homeland so so hear how pretty it is in the sun - well, aren't you the tease! :-)

Lots of goodies on your desk as usual. Your upcoming workshop sounds like fun! You will be in for a shock when you visit as you actually get to see some DESK today! I'm back in the Paper Palace this week - though it's not what you think!

Have a great week and workshop! :-)

Create With Joy (reeling over the #1 spot!)

Bridget Larsen said...

SUN!!! You got sun!! Well then you will love the picture at the bottom of my post this week pertaining to your sun tee hee. Awwww no sun picture! Was looking forward to seeing the English sun. Anyway your desk shrunk today, very deceiving cos I know you have a bigger desk hee hee
Bridget #3

Lavinia said...

Blimey I am the first to comment! Its not like me is it! Although I am not at all myself at the moment, so maybe its appropriate! I see the usual creativity going on on your desk & inspiring stuff! Like the diddy little alpha stamps, must make more use of mine! Have a good week Julia!
Lavinia
x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I get the same thing in my window. Funny, that there would EVER be a case of complaining about the sunshine in the UK! At least as long as it isn't too hot :)

Yes, I'm with you. If the link is too hard-sell I pass on by. Thing have been a lot better lately with Blogger but this new thing of it filling in my google id means I have to be on my toes lest I just click without thinking. I think I may have an old, never used blog there somewhere.

Happy woyww.

MA (4)

Dragon said...

You're right, it does make my day!!! I love it here and want to stay please. I love your overhead shot... very arty, and yes, the sun was lovely today while it lasted.
Love and light
Frankie
xx

My name is Cindy said...

Happy WOYWW Julia - I feel like I'm cheating posting in the early hours but don't have time before I go to work (just can't get that scheduled thing to work). It really was a beautiful day today, I was walking out and about and the perfume from all the plants just knocked my socks off. I'm less pleased to hear it will be nice again tomorrow as have to work for most of the day but c'est la vie. Catch a few rays for me!! I have a ton of kiddy projects and advertising stuff to prep for the summer - all the possibilities are in my head but so far not much has come out ... I really am a last minute Annie but these days the stress gets to me, I wish I could just make up my mind and do it. So I sympathise. See ya soon and congratulations on getting round last week - a marathon!! Cindy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I went outside to mow my grass after you didn't post at midnight your time. What a shock when I came back in and found you had already posted. I got too anxious to be doing something constructive, I guess (grin).

Angie said...

I cant believe I'm in single figures this week ...sorry Im not very crafty but I had to join in ...and at least I'm knitting lol ...is knitting a craft? xx

Minxy said...

well it may not be a successful desk but at least it's seeing some action, unlike mine that is sadly neglected.
hope you manage to turn your head idea into reality x

Bernice said...

Can't believe I got in so early this week! Yes, its been nice to see some sun, lets hope it lasts a while. Hope you get your men's cards sorted out - I always find them tricky - no lace, no glitter, no bows, no flowers, no bling - sure what else can you put on them!?
Bernice

Lisa said...

SUN what is that! This has been the coldest June on record here. It has rained most of the month so hopefully summer will change that.
Good look with your workshop and thanks for allowing us a look at your workspace.

Amy E said...

Happy WOYWW Julia!!! Sorry your cards aren't matching up with your vision...I just hate it when that happens!! It looks like you're having lots of crafty fun on your desk this week though. Hope your creating gets easier!

Amy E. #17
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

KatzElbows said...

The sun was a shock, wasn't it? I feel bad because I do have a productive desk this week. I'll do my best to send creative/productive vibes your way.

cheers,
rachel

Spyder said...

We had sun today too, and at last my runner beans are in...(In HUGE pots) before they strangled each other! Mind you we were holding on to the arwning on Sunday in all that rain....it nearly blew away. Desk looks very productive to me! and mine is a bit tidy...but you can't see it.
Happy WOYWW #20 I was....

Danielle said...

Evening Julia, if the clock card on your desk is for your male card workshop, you are off to a great start. It is awesome! dani22

Sue Althouse said...

England in the summer sounds wonderful to me! I'd love to be there someday. Good luck with your card samples! Sue #24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia - am so glad you are getting some of that sunshine too and hope you get lots more as well as know from when I was there how much it is needed - sure did not see much of it!
As my desk shows I ma suffering from the same amount of indecision, and also showed some of our lovely weather here too..
Happy WOYWW, Shaz in oz.x #24 at present...:D

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Well Julia, I think the Men's cards will be just fine..looks like clock work to me. a wooden head, or a wooden heart just can't function up to par. Good Luck you'll feel wonderful when the plan comes together. Enjoy WOYWW and have a wonderful week ahead.

Neesie said...

Happy WOYWW Julia...you caught me out today! So a superdooper quick snap of my desk and hit the button. Heaven knows what I said!!! ;D
Sun you say...hmm...don't mention it otherwise you might frighten it away. I've been hearing how wet your June has been... maybe the tanks empty now and you'll be all summery until September?
Your desk always looks so interesting and creative...you just never know what you'll see next.
Good luck with the cards ~ enjoy!

Neesie said...

Oops...see in so much of a rush forgot to include my number.
Nutty Neesie #25 ;D

VonnyK said...

I had a good close look at your desk as something caught my eye. Under the pile of cards towards the back, which have the gorgeous fob watch, it looks like something says "Will show knickers"!!!! I am intrigued by this, are they yours or is it for "mens cards"??? I conjures up all sorts of things in my little mind.
I'm so glad you have the sun out at last, I've felt your sort of temps lately and I feel your pain. Hope the sun stays out for you, it's shining bright here.
Have a great week.
Von #28

scrappymo! said...

So glad to hear your summer has arrived...send some sunshine over here to Vancouver, Canada please...we would like some of that sunshine too!!!
Glad to be back playing with all of you.
I'm sure your mojo has kicked in since you posted and you are acing those projects for the class.

Charlene said...

So happy you have sunshine. I get all down when the sun doesn't shine. Guess that's why we live in the "Sunshine State"! Lovely busy desk as usual, Julia!!

sandra de said...

OMG Julia you do such an amazing job to get around and comment on everyone's post. I wish I could say I put in the same amount of effort. Loving the sunshine here in Sydney today but, I won't brag last week it rained and was very bleak. Love the pocketwatch stamp.
Sandra @32

Helen said...

Love the desk, with your arty overhead shot - good luck sorting the workshop! The sun yesterday was gorgeous indeed... sad they're not forecasting it to last after today! Woke at midnight - checked - no post, back to sleep - woke at 4.30 (think it was the birds outside) -here you are with 30 odd already listed!! have a great day, Julia!

sandee said...

Take a hot bath, ideas always come to me when I am in a place that I cannot write them down or act upon them! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Scrapcollectr said...

I hope the design that is playing hide and seek in your head is captured soon. Then you can really play with your supplies! Bedtime for me now. Enjoyment of other desks tomorrow! *smile*

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Yeah! I managed to get my post in early...USA time is 9 pm on Tuesday! Looking forward to spending more time spying on workdesks.

Lisa Richards said...

Wow! You got to all but 2 people last week?? You're a hard working gal! I'm having trouble leaving comments on Wordpress blogs. I hope to get to more blogs this week. Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#41

Ali H said...

Hi Julia Its hard when its all so clear in your head but it won't come together on the project !!
Maybe you could do a different more playing around project (but leaving the men's cards handy just on the edge of the desk & consciousness !!) and see if the idea sneaks up on you when you are "in the zone"!!! Have fun anyway - iy is supposed to be fun !!! Ali #39

Redanne said...

Yes indeed, our third day of sunshine is due today! I guess we can say Summer now! I think your ideas will come together if you sop thinking so hard about them - isn't that just men all over - LOL. Crafty hugs, Anne x #43

RosA said...

Very frustrating when your ideas (arty or otherwise) can't be readily translated into reality! English sun, you say? hehe, you'll like one of my photos in my "bending the rules" post! Sorry, it won't happen again :)
Happy WOYWW! RosA # 44

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so happy to hear that the sun has come to visit my British friends! I've felt quite bad whining about our 100 plus temps a few days ago. I hope you have it 'til you can't stand it anymore. (Not bloodly likely, huh?) (Is it okay to say bloody? I've heard some say yes, some say it's naughty, so I'm not sure.)

Have a wonderful week, Julia! I hope your wooden head comes to life for you soon!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia! How wonderful to have beautiful sunny days! Here in the Philippines we've hit rainy weather and the first day of school got cancelled!
Do you mean to tell me you visited everyone of those links last time?!!! WOW! The list is growing and growing and growing! And someone thanked me last week for introducing her to WOYWW and she was excited to join! WOYWW is such a nice community actually! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Rita said...

Morning Julia, Brilliant Desk, especially the lovely deep blue card. Believe it or not , we have had lovely sunshine here too, even though the forecasters said rain. Hope they continue getting it wrong, but it must be bad for the hotel business. Have a great day. Hugs Rita 44 xxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how nice for you to have some sun! the clock stamp is a great one for some men's cards steampunk style. happy WOYWW!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Julia, maybe you will dream the perfect design for your Man card tonight...sometimes I get inspiration out of desperation LOL! I saved an ATC for you if you send me your address I will send it to you!
♥ Sue Kment

kath said...

Morning Julia...another busy desk week for you I see but hey my eyes honed right in on "Will Show Knickers" explain before the curiosity kills me...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx

BJ said...

Ah Julia, foxed me yet again. I stayed up 'till midnight, nay five past midnight but this week you decided to leave it 'till half past. Could I sleep? Does my alarm not go off 'till 7.30am? So why am I awake at 5.30am? Nearly got in at my age this week too. I can see you have some men's stuff going on there, you'll get it sorted soon I'm sure. BJ#47

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

...loVe how the glare from that rare yellow ball stopping your camera in it's tracks...cards looking good, I think I have that pocket watch stamp (whimsy?) but it's not mounted on wood...have a great day...Mel :) #49
Glorious sunny blue skies here on the South Coast...yaaay!

Joanne said...

I doubt your head is wooden more the subject matter - ie men - that caused the block. We have sun as I type too. A very rare commodity and not generally known to me at this time of day. One week I intend to succeed in making it round the whole list.
Hugs Joanne xx

Gabrielle said...

Yay!!! Sun!!! Isn't it welcome after what seems like weeks of rain! Looking good again this week missus - though I'm worried about cut fingers as I am sure I spy a pair of scissors left open... Yes, I am that much of a worrier!!! Happy Wednesday x

craftymonki.com said...

Wow! I can't believe you managed to get around all but two! Every week I tell myself I'll do the lot, but every week my troublesome baby demands more and more of my time.. Haha!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

Morti said...

My photos taken last night were without the aid of artificial light, funnily enough. And in that particular room, that's unheard of!

I'm sure inspiration will hit you soon enough. Did your ATC arrive, by the way?

okienurse said...

Celebrated my 50th birthday in Norwich in 2002 when the weather was spectacular! I had been there several times before but it had always been blustery and cool by Okie standards so I envy you the awesome summer weather. We were 94F today and suppose to be warmer tomorrow. The a/c is on full blast and summer is truly here also. Hope you get the head together with the product. I hate having deadlines and love to create just cause I can! Have a great week. Vickie #23

TeddyBobCrafts said...

It is wonderful to be in my craft room at my usual early hour and it is already blue sky/sun outside! A lovely day today - and then back to wind/rain tomorrow (for the next few days). Annoying, as I had some activities planned with my pony - but at least I can craft! Ali x #61

kay said...

now i have noticed your overhead shot has revealed something different on your desk to do with knickers.....lol,am intrigued,good luck with the workshop samples
kay #63

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

I didn't wait for the sun to go down, as the mess would not have been made any better by it, except by perhaps, complete darkness! Still sunny here this morning! Yah!
Have agreat day
Jennie #37

Ann B said...

Hi Julia from a sunny Lancashire, and it's not often I have been able to say that this month - makes such a difference. I like that clock stamp, should make some good male cards with that one. Well done on getting round everyone last week, what a star.
Ann B
#67

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning lovely lady! Interesting display of wooden brain going on there, not, it all looks creative to me. But then what would I know, being pretty useless at anything at present. Oh I grant you, the small signs of productive creativity do hit my desk, but it's far and few between at the mo! I'm intrigued by the clock and the bits and bobs you have there. Am sure you'll come up with a wonderful creation from it all. Take care & enjoy snooping. Zo xx 74

Li'l Pidge said...

Ooh, Mens Cards workshop....that's a hard one (WHY are men so difficult!!).

It seems Mr Linky is working this week....sorry but I commented last week and added my deets but didnt realise I had to come back once linky was working and re add my deets so I was missed too! Fingers crossed it all works this week.

Enjoy the sun
Kyla

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia, from sunny Rossendale Valley in Lancashire.
I've had a good look round your desk and like the clock stamp, think I can feel a purchase coming on.
I've stopped struggling with being late doing things as I know I'm always on the last minute (even with our companies vat) so I just accept that's how I am and it seems to work for me.
What a trooper you are getting round people's desks. Thank you from me and the Doodly Birds for popping in to see us.
Lynn. X

Annie said...

Oh how lovely to see the sun. What a difference it makes but of course when I'd got the double buggy out yesterday to take the munchkins for a walk in it the sky started to drop rain on us here! Typical eh?
Have a great week.
Hugs,
A x

kissinia said...

Hi Julia! I am so glad that I joined the WOYWW this week :) At least now I know I am not the only one suffering from the lack of sun here. Being your neighbour (I mean living in Ireland)I heard a joke here about summer.
-did you have summer this year?
-yes, but I was drinking tea that time

Hugs, kissinia

nerllybird said...

Yes! More sunshine, even as I type! I think it's due to disappear again tomorrow - my day off, lol.
Helen S #81

Erika said...

Hi Julia, mens cards are always a favourite! Enjoy your Wednesday it is certainly looking as if today will be as good as yesterday. Happy crafting, hugs Erika. #83

SueH said...

Don’t know the late evening sun Julia, it’s the longest day tomorrow and the days start getting shorter…….dark at 5pm in no time!

It’s brave of you to do a class with Men’s cards, they are so difficult but I love the colours that you’re using.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Twiglet said...

WE are all hoping "Will show knickers..." is a drink mat and not promotional!! Sunshine here too today -Yahoo!! x Jo #84

2pDesigns said...

Hello!

I've been AWOL for a while - things going on to keep me occupied away from crafting and blogging. I'm hoping to get started again soon, and have tried to make a restart byupdating and renaming my blog (the name as suggested by one of my WOYWW visitors). No photo yet this week, but hopefully next Wednesday.

Kathryn said...

Long week of weirdness for me. You're my port in the storm.
Thanks for that!!
xo
kat

Mrs F said...

Happy WOYWW Julia and everyone :)

There are some very eager eyed bloggers our there as I didn't see the 'will show knickers' thingie!

Good luck with your samples, you'll get there :)

Rach xx

Hazel said...

Oh I know that feeling of needing to get on with something and finding that I'm not! The sun certainly makes you feel better. There's sun and blue sky here today. x

SophieNewton said...

Glorious weather, planning to sit out in the back garden with a cup of tea and double chocolate chip muffin later...well it is my birthday!!
Sophie no.93

Laura said...

Hmm, I don't like doing men's cards either... they never flow as easily.
Enjoy the sun, it may only last a couple of days!

Trish Latimer said...

Morning Julia! Sunny here in Blackpool too...still taking a cardie out with me though, don't trust it to stay this way! i know the feeling re the workshop...just have a play, don't overthink it and I bet you'll come up with something stunning! Trish xxxx #71

Nicks said...

Ssshhhhh dont mention the sun, it will get all embarrassed and disappear again x

Doone said...

argghh - posted and linked from phone in bed at 1am ( late finish couldn't sleep - brain awake - body dead on its lying down feet) could I remember my google id password ??? could I do dangerry,

so here I am back again commenting on how very male those watch stamps look, I'm sure the embossed stamping will emerge phoenix like from the ashes of the burnt desk....

hmm there is an image that needs painting....
dx at 18 - (blimmin eck)

April said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk! loving the pocket watch stamp! Hope all the ideas come together x April #100

Shoshi said...

Hi Julia - just popped in to say I'm afraid I'm too busy this week to join in - got the craft show on Saturday and I've still got a lot to prepare. Wanted to wish everyone a happy WOYWW and hope to catch up with you all next week!

Thanks for everyone's understanding last week when I couldn't see any of my comments for a few days. All is now well.

Hugs to all,
Shoshi

Miriam said...

Lovely crative desk as usual Julia. Have fun

#101

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sun, sun, sun - hooray... Eating outside today, I think :)

Glad I made you smile!

Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

Glenda said...

Great shot of your desk. I'm so glald you are getting some much needed sunshine! Here in the Southern portion of the States, the sun is broiling. We are in the 90's and steamy! Oh how I wish I could visit the UK! It's always been a dream of mine!

lisa said...

How right you are, Julia. We are so lucky to live in a beautiful country which looks stunning in the sunshine. Just a pity it rains so much!! I shall be making the most of it today!!
I hope your head starts to co operate soon, it's so frustrating when things just don't work isn't it. I'd take a glass of something cool outside and when you come back it'll all flow I'm sure.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #103

Angie said...

Had to drop back to say .....my cats were thick in dust until DD couldn't stand it any longer and gave them a tidy and clean .....how clever am I lol xx#9

Tracy said...

Oh I hate when what in my head and what's on the desk don't want to match up!

Enjoy the sunshine! I could send you some from Ohio... It would have to include some hot temps too. :)

Happy WOYWW and I look forward to seeing what you create for the challenge! Warmly, Tracy #105

Jacqueline said...

Funny how it never turns out on paper the same as what's in your head! Maybe a rather good idea in my case lol!!!

Had problems uploading pics to my blog today, photobucket is down so had to buetooth image to laptop from my phone...had to pair them up first....blah blah blah....you get the idea lol took me longer to do that than write the flippin' post!!! lol

Take care and thanks for sharing your fab creative space.

Jackie x

Helen said...

Morning Julia. Thanks again for the fab WOYWW Badge.

The card I can see looks fab just needs a sentiment and maybe a ribbon, what about making a faux watch strap to go across the card?

I am just off to get that mosquito that has dared to fly in before he bites me! Anyone would think it was Summer out there!

Have a fab week Julia and a great class. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 107

Lizzie said...

Yes! Sunshine! I have actually posted TWICE today (almost unheard of!), because the sunshine was soooo lovely, that I took the camera into the garden.
So, today's WOYWW is also accompanied by a Midsummer Morning post!
Busy desk, busy garden...

But your desk, Julia, looks amazingly busy! Wow, what a lot going on. Looks as if you have been having a lovely time. I do like that "clock" stamp.. I may have to get one of my own!
Happy Wednesday!

Craftychris said...

Loving the sun too! I always love your desk, mind is always boring in comparison - enjoy your sunny day xx

Craftychris said...

I forgot to leave my number - silly me - #114 xx

Becky said...

It's always so strange to me how long the sun stays out during the summer. A good thing, mind you, but strange. A men's card workshop, sounds interesting. Could go a couple of ways with that one :) Hope your head becomes less wooden. Ha!

I think last week you asked what the notebook was on my desk, you thought it was the card? That's my idea notebook. I made it and carry it around in my bag for when inspiration strikes, or if I think of something crafty I want to buy :)

belinda said...

Hi Julia! Thank you for visiting my desk last week. It's a real treat when you stop by. I can totally relate to the creative procrastination that occurs during projects. I am in one right now but hoping today's visit to desks will give me the push I need to jump in. When you get those men's cards flushed out, let me know because I need to start creating more masculine cards and woodgrain was what I used on my father's day cards for my shop. But I'm thinking I need other options. Have a great day. It's really hot here in Massachusetts today. Beginning of extreme heat - upper 90s. More like extreme bad hair day! If you have time, pop on over to my desk.

Belinda (#110)

JB said...

Hi Julia, happy woyww, seems a shame to be inside when gloriously sunny outside (well for today anyway) Hope the sun shines on your creativity, Jane x
*120

butlersabroad said...

Mens cards are so pesky, but let's face it, men are just plain pesky! You'll get there though. I don't like the ac on much either, and it's very expensive to run so we're economical with it, but I really prefer fresh air, so if it isn't too hot or humid we just have the windows open and the ceiling fans on, much better for you I think. Unfortunately when it's this hot you can't really do anything with it, you have to stay indoors. SO last night it was an episode of Midsomer Murders in the cool!

Hugs
Brenda

Darla said...

Sometimes the mojo just doesn't flow....enjoy the sun! We are trying to stay out of the sun here, it's brutally hot in FLorida.. #118

Jingle said...

LOL! You are too hard on yourself! Your desk looks like a fabulous place of streaming creativity! Art is always in progress in one way or another!!!!

famfa said...

Great desk. I didn't realise you commented on every single desk. Wow, that's some going, yu must be exhausted. Enjoy your sunshine, long may it last. X

Jan S said...

Hi, Ive enjoyed joining in for the first time
Pleased to hear you finally saw the sun in the UK
Jan #125

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Will show knickers for WHAT?!

Good morning Julia. I'm happy for your sunshine! Today is Summer Solstice and the longest day with sunshine (although I suspect it might be only seconds longer than yesterday). We lived in Ohio for a few years where twilight occurred around 10pm at midsummer. It was fantastic!

Sorry you're feeling like a block head. Men's cards are a bit of a pain but just think how happy your workshop attendees will be when they have more options. They'll be thanking you for years to come...

Cheers,
Susan #126-ish

Judith said...

Good Morning Julia,I have those very same alpha stamps. The sun was out early this AM (6:30). Judith, Texas # 128

StampinCarol said...

Boy is your desk busy! Almost no room to work... a sign of a creative mind. Your workshop sounds like fun, too!
Carol #129

Jaki Morris said...

Men'S cards? Always makes me shudder!
I always dread having to make them but always do in the end.

Loving the sunshine down here too, although it'll be gone tomorrow!

Take care
Jaki #104

JoZart said...

A sunny England cannot be beaten by any tropical clime but we do have to enjoy it day by day without a chance to rely on the next day being as good.
So many WOYWWers have lost their mojo this week.... I think your's will come with the most suitable weather! Rain stops outside play but starts crafting time.
Lots of love JoZarty x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Best make the most of it hadn't we, it's supposed to be raining again tomorrow! Hope you get those male cards to fit your vision xx

Crafty Debs said...

Hi to all WOYWW ers. This is my first attempt at joining in with this great crafting community, so I hope it worked!!! I'm looking forward to poking around lots of desk and getting lots of inspiration! Have a wonderful crafty week everybody!
Debs x

Laura said...

I love your statement: "Oh! To be in England now that summer's here." It would make a great scrapbook page title. Glad you are experiencing glorious weather. :) Wishing you luck on getting your card samples where your imagination wants them to be. This may not help, but I'm reading Imagine by Jonah Lehrer (about creativity) and it appears that hitting a brick wall is actually a good thing because it forces you to have to think in a different way. Happy WOYWW from Laura #127

Monica said...

Julie a big thanks to you and everyone for comments on my blog last week. It really helped easy the pain of Spunky's passing.

When the muse takes off for a sunny day at the seaside it is best to just work through the block by copying an idea that is interesting and soon the switch to your own ideas will move in

misteejay said...

The sun has been lovely here too.

Lots to see on your desk Julia but I think you need to be out soaking up the rays - afterall, its supposed to be downhill from tomorrow.

Toni xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ah.... so she fancies herself a photographer now does she? I have some finished projects to show off today--just for you I left the photos of the unfinished ones off. However, nothing manly and none of it came from my brain.

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

Not linking up this week (time ran away from me) but am still planning to visit some desks. Yours looks interesting -- and wow, the sun was shining through that lovely window!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

PS I got your ATC - love it! (I think I mentioned that already?)

Bugged Designs said...

I'm sure the head and cards will match up soon - go and enjoy some sunshine while waiting for inspiration to strike. And mega well done for getting around all those desks!! Oh, we have sun here too, ooop north(!) and it was sports day at baby bugs school, think I should probably go and put the lottery on now!

trisha too said...

Ooooh, I like that pocketwatch stamp!

Well, I didn't have much to show this week, so did the What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday--Daughter Edition.

:)

Whimcees said...

Hello!

It is lovely in England in the summer! The year I was in London and then went on to stay with a family in France it was very beautiful! I still look at the photos of me on the London Bridge, in front of the palace, etc. with amazement that I was there! Your desk is filled with potential again - I hope today you find a match between the cards and your vision! :<) Wishing you a nice day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Debs Willis said...

Happy woyww! Finally managed to link once I got home to a 'proper' computer lol!

Know what you mean bout what's in your head not translating to the card - I find it best to do somethin gelse and then inspiration will come :-)

Debs x

Barb King said...

I have that challenge too, ideas that never materials into a card, then I'm off to do something else, I think I have ADD now. Oh, well, glad you are all getting some sun, the rain sounded so dreary. Going to hit 98 today here, ugh! Barb #31

Katie said...

Good luck figuring out how to translate what you have in your head to card. That can be so challenging sometimes!

Katie (146)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Hi Julia! This was a great post. I enjoyed it immensely as I too leave things unfinished and I too sometimes struggle with what is inside my head artistically and what I've produced (the two are at odds at times). Have a wonderful week, *smiles* Norma

The Crafty Chick said...

Helooooooo .....should I hang my head in shame for not sharing since...what....February???...or high five that I finally have??????

Not sure where mr linky dude is, but no doubt you've moved on from him in my absence.....

So, as you will see, I am in blissville and long may it stay that way!!!

Hoorah, said in true jubilee, ascot, styley....

As you were

Leandra

LiliansArt said...

so happy to have my first WOYWW. and i love peeking at other people desks.. so much fun.

Vickie Porter said...

Well, it has been awhile since I linked up here so I thought I would come visit! Happy Wednesday!

Annie Smith said...

Well, I hope your muse comes knocking soon! Good luck with the card workshop. :)

Annie Smith said...

Well, I hope your muse comes knocking soon! Good luck with the card workshop. :)

Samantha Elliott said...

Hello. No desk from me this week. I was in London on Monday and Tuesday and came home very late last night feeling too tired to even go in my room. It didn't look any different either as I was desperate to finish my bolero to wear on Monday!
London was gorgeous bathed in sunshine and I even burnt the top of my back/neck!!
When it is sunny in UK there is no need to go abroad!
Hugs xxx

Queen Lightwell said...

Well, I'm riding the end of the train at the moment! But I know there have's to be some crafters who run later than me...surely?! :) Thanks dear Julia for allowing the snoop in all of us to come out and play! I showed off your ATC on my post this week. Well, it may be silly that I'm really pleased with it, but there you go. :)
Deeyll #158 (That may be my lowest # yet! lol)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

My workdesk is actually my easel this week. I hope it's OK. Blessings!

Madame Bizarro aka Nan said...

I R such a ditz...I just posted and commented on last week's ...again...

Derp. Anyway, I made it before midnight this week. I love this look into other people's crafting spaces!

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

Glad to hear your weather has smartened up! I bet you'll wake up tomorrow morning and get some great results with the "man cards" (wish I lived closer - I'd love to take some of your fun workshops!). *smiles* ~Jen

kath said...

thanks for sharing your busy creative desk this week and oh yeah long may summer continue...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx

Queen Of Toys said...

113 comments posted and I am 164 I think some forgot to tell you they have posted.

I am so sorry my link is so late I have had issues with up linking all my fault due to work location.

I have the post on my blog since yesterday. and have posted on your site now, so all good.

Again sorry, I am off to blog hop.

Eliza #164
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Zeffy said...

Julie i think you need to walk away from your desk...go and enjoy the sunshine....and when you get back you will sort out those cards with fresh ideas!!

Zeffy said...

Sorry Jlia I have just seen you want short post....will do so next week!

Scrapcollectr said...

I was told that my link from #38 was going back to an old post, so I corrected it. I'm now at #165. So much for being early this week! Lol.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sooooo LATE to the party this week!! Perhaps I'll do better next week??? *fingers crossed*

Daniella said...

I am so upset! I missed the party yesterday!! But I see I can still play, so I might put up a quick post. When the kids are off from school, it takes me a week or two to adjust. I keep thinking it's the weekend!!
Thanks for hosting Julia!!
xxDaniella

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

The sunshine didn't last but I made the most of it and hope you did too.

Carol

mark gould said...

happy late woyww, thanks again for hosting and setting this up, Its a great way to break up the week.have fun, mark

AnnieC said...

Hello Julia, hope you managed to enjoy a little bit of sunshine yesterday - but at least rainy days are a good excuse for some cutting and sticking! Annie :)

mommyle said...

Well,I am a day late, but I am here! I am so glad that it's not only me who envisions something, only to be very disappointed that it doesn't come out as planned! I wish you well. I know that you will eventually come up with what you wanted!!!

All the best!

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Those sprays you asked about are Dylusions, no mica and no clogging:-)

Carol

Kezzy said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm sorry I'm late visiting, just having a rough few days. Loving your desk, the card is fab (saw finished product in a recent post and the fantastic coaster, I certainly would some days!!!) I'm really happy you liked the ATC :-) Thank you so much for having the idea of woyww, the amount of support I have had has been really helpful also being on woyww helps be forget my problems lol. I just wish I commented more this week, but I'm slowly replying to each one. Happy woyww :-) Kerry x

EELS said...

Oh boy I wish it was sunny here. Today it's wet and dreary. Love your desk with lots of things happening on it - unlike mine lol.
Cheers,
Elaine