Wednesday, 15 August 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 167


Actually, the photo seems to make it look tidier than I feel it is.  How odd, that is not usually the case at all....a photo usually at the very least reveals ONE thing to be ashamed of!

Mostly I'm still fiddling about with the Shopkeeper Gal's die collection, making bits and 'practising' for the demo day on Saturday.  The two Art Blanche gift bags still in packets are there to remind me that they need to see some sort of crafty action too. They are actually probably hiding the really bad untidiness - my sponges and ink pads are strewn about under there.  So to make up for not quite bearing all, here's a card I made yesterday.
  To reassure Shopkeeper Gal, I hope!  
Now, if you aren't planning to come to the WOYWW Crop, please join in today's WOYWW as usual..put WOYWW in your post title, upload a photo to your blog and link it here.  Don't bother linking a non WOYWW post - it'll be removed.  And that's why the link list numbers change now and then people - if I have to remove a blog for whatever reason, it bumps the numbers..clever stuff huh!  

WOYWW CROP 13th October in Ludgershall
Although we appreciate that flexibility is everything to us busy people, this is the point at which we really need to hear from those of you who can commit.  Obviously, plans change and things go wrong at the last minute,  but we need to start to firm up numbers.  It's not about deposits or anything, it's a pay on the day thing...we need to know for catering purposes and and chair numbers!  





















118 comments:

crafty....du said...

Happy WOYWW to you and your desk looks busy and creative, thanks for sharing (and Hosting)

Kerry ~1

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Me! For the crop I mean. :)

And did you see? The rosette just worked.

Happy WOYWW.

MA

Helen said...

Desk is looking good, but the i-pad chair looks sad and empty...
Barring emergencies I will be there in October...
Helen, no 3 (for now!)

butlersabroad said...

I like the idea of a die collection, I'm working on that quite diligently and have just seen the new ones released by Memory Box this week, lord help me is all I can say! I can see a relatively untidy pile of stamps in the bottom corner if that makes you feel better! Wish I could come to the crop! As it happens my other half will be in England then but I'd like to see his face if I ask him to go along and meet you all!!

Hugs
Brenda 5

Di said...

Love that die peeking out on the right of your desk!

Barring emergencies I'll also be there in October :) Emergency being things like Len deciding to spray ME green rather than the garden shrub as posted about yesterday.

Di
x

Bernice said...

Your desk looks very tidy - very impressive! I'd love to come to the WOYWW crop - but I think it would be a bit far from Co Fermanagh, N Ireland!
Bernice #8

May said...

Happy WOYWW Julia.. Desk looking good.. that die looks lovely don't forget to show us what you do with!! Happy week Hugs May x x x#5

Shoshi said...

Your desk doesn't look at all bad this week, Julia! Nice lot going on, and I love the card you've made - really beautiful.

I've emailed you to thank you for the lovely set of bicycles you've sent me! I couldn't believe how many cycled their way out of the envelope - you are most kind!

Thanks for organising us yet again. Have a great week!

Shoshi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always admire those dies and die cutting machines. I know how much time they can save if you want precision things, especially when making cards and scrapbook pages, two things you do well. Unfortunately, I'll continue to cut things by hand and wish for beautiful dies and die cuts!

Peggy said...

hey there desk is looking busy my is sitting idle getting ready to go on vacation so I'm just looking at idea books right now have a great day

Helen said...

Hi Julia The crop sounds fun - I will let you know as soon as I can if I can make it - I am not sure how far away you are so I will have to route plan you! Loving the red and white card. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 18

famfa said...

Looks a busy desk but organised. Like the card. Wish I knew what the die stuff was all about.
Famfa #16

Enfys said...

Nice busy looking desk Julia, wish I could come to the crop, I meet up with a crafty group every week when I am in the USA, miss it when I am back home
hugs
Enfys

Sandy Leigh said...

I always love your wonderful, busy, creative desk! It looks especially busy--yet not really messy as you said. I wish mine wasn't so shameful this week! Posting it soon...Sandy Leigh

Ohhh Snap said...

Those dies look divine! Any chance of a u-stream of the WOYWW? How fun it would be to be the fly on the wall, crafting virtually lol. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Happy Crafting! and Happy WOYWW! #20

Lindsay Weirich said...

WOYWW was the inspiration to hit the lumber yard today and revamp my workdesk! Thanks Julia!

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!! Thanks so much for hosting!! Your party is awesome!!
I wish I could come to the crop! How long of a drive is it from New Jersey to Ludgershall? If it is 3 hours or under by car I am so there!!!
xxDaniella

Lisa West said...

What a great way to connect with each other. I have moved my "desk" to an art studio for a few weeks of crafts with kids if anyone is interested in checking it out.
Thanks for the link up. Lisa

VonnyK said...

Ooh, your crop sounds so much fun. I hope you will put up plenty of photos for those of us who are too far away. I would love to put faces to names.
Your card is beautiful. Did you make those flowers? They are gorgeous. Now forgive my ignorance, are the dies, cut outs that you stick onto the cards?
Have a great sunny week.
Von # 27

EELS said...

Gosh Julia wish my desk looked at interesting as yours.
Elaine

EELS said...

Gosh Julia wish my desk looked at interesting as yours.
Elaine

sandra de said...

Ohhh to be able to join you at Ludgershall. Enjoy your crop and if you ever want to plan one in OZ count me in.
sandra @32

Neesie said...

Another great WOYWW about to take us on an inspirational jaunt...pity I can't come to the crop but 12,000 miles is a little excessive on the footprint issue I think.
As suggested please let us see lots of photos so that we can enjoy virtually! ;D
I always love to see glasses left on the desks...it's as if you've just popped off to put the kettle on or something and will be back in a tick!
Thanks for hosting again and have a fantastic week ;D

Neesie said...

Whoops forgot Neesie #30 DOH!

Robin Panzer Art said...

My first WOYWW from my new studio today so I VLOGged it ! A die collection sounds fab! For some reason all of your posts are half cut off for me today?? Happy WOYWW Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Lisa Richards said...

You are being very industrious! Hope you have a great week and a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#36!! Yeah, Mr. Linky!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh if only I could come to the crop! It would be worth the airfare to meet as many of you in one place. How cool would that be!

This week I do show my desk and also announce my blog candy. I hope that is allowed.....

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #37

Diana Evans said...

What a super fun place to be!!!! love seeing everyone's workspaces!!! yours is always fab and inspiring!!!!

RosC said...

Hi Julia,
I notice the deck chair is empty. This must be the hallmark of a tidy desk ;-)
Pretty card with the contrast of cherry and white using die-cuts. I would love to go to the WOYWW crop and keep having fantasies of just arriving, ta-dah! What a chuckle that would be, fresh from Heathrow but it's a bit far.
It's sunny and gorgeous this morning although only about 12 degrees. Feels like early Spring with lots of pruning and mulching to do.
Happy week.
Ros #14

okienurse said...

Those new thin dies take some practice to get used to. I like the blade edge things that mean business and I don't have to keep changing this mat or that pad to make the darn things work. Have fun! Vickie #38

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what fun you'll be having in October! those dies make such lovely intricate bits! happy WOYWW, Julia!

RosA said...

Love that lime green thing on your desk. It is a die cut, isn't it? It all looks good. The purple and white ones look nice too. Happy WOYWW! RosA # 41

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia! A WOYWW crop- how exciting! I had a bit of excitement myself this morning when Peggy shouted from her side of the house, "WOYWW!" and I hadn't done anything because I really thought it was a Tuesday! So I frantically tried to put up my post and the internet did not cooperate!! One of those days! To think I was awake so early and could have done the post easily! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Ayala Art said...

Ups... it says "video" in my name, but this post doesn't have one lol There are in other posts though :o)

I will go visit all the desks now!

BJ said...

Quick whilst our internet connection is working (although it took 3 attempts to even get the comment box up!) Adore your pink and white cards, those dies are superb. BJ #47

Morti said...

I'm a coming! LOL

Gabrielle said...

Fiddling about with dies huh? Looks like fun disguised as work! Dunno still if I can make the crop - will press DH to make his mind up about his birthday - am still in a relaxed mood during these school hols and don't seem to be able to push myself to make any decisions until I hear that dreaded school bell in September...!
Mwah and happy Wednesday!

kyla said...

I hope to come but my brother, who lives in Ecuador, hinted he may be over that week (doubt he will want to come.....I took him to the stamp show at Ali pali once....he thought it was postage stamps.....he was not impressed!).

Kyla #53

Lynn Holland said...

After a fantastic workshop yesterday with Redanne and two friends I now know what you are all talking about when you mention die cutting. How apt that you are showing some on your desk Julia.
Was that a crop then what we did yesterday ?
Lynn -:)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good-lookin' desk there, Mrs. D! Good luck and happy cropping at the WOYWW crop! My regrets, please. My broom is in the repair shop elst I'd be there with bells on!!

Victoria said...

Always something fun to see on your desk! I'm curious what the papers and bits are at the very back? Snippets pile? Hope you have fun with those dies! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.56

Bella said...

My desk post today is especially for you...you once asked to see what was in all those drawers of mine, so I thought I would label them...thanks to you I have a neat and clean looking desk! There is no way I can photograph the insides, that would just horrify everyone! LOL!

kath said...

hi julia...love today's jaunty angle view...those trusty specs and scissors are still there hugs kath xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, I definitely cannot make it due to unknown hospital dates. Love your desk today and that frame is gorgeous. Anne x #59

Annie said...

Hi Julia,
I shall be at your crop in spirit only I'm afraid....it's just too far to make it viable. Maybe I could link with you all via skype? :-)
Hugs,
A x

scrappyjen said...

That red and white design looks great! Thanks for hosting this - I really love hopping around and I am a total blogging convert now! happy woyww, jenx 60

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - pretty little card , I love the lacey look. Sorry we won't be at the crop - a bit too far unless we make a weekend of it. Great idea though. x Jo

Elizabeth said...

Just got a few minutes to say hello before I dash out. Would dearly love to attend the WOYWW crop - maybe next time! Have a great day and happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #56

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi there Julia loving the red and white card and as always love your desk!!
its funny how wodnerful someone else's desk looks, rather like when was kid would rather help someone else with their chores at their place than do mine!! oh is only the crop was not soo very very far away sob! have fun and happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz,. Oz.x #64 I think..

MrsC.x said...

love the frame on the red and white card its so cute - wish i could make it to the crop would love to meet some of you in person o well maybe next time

happy WOYWW and TFS love Mrs C.xx #67

Mrs F said...

Trying very hard to find that 'thing' to be ashamed of on your desk but no such luck ;)

Wish I could attend your get together but sadly, it's just too far. Enjoy though ladies :)

Happy WOYWW xx

Keren Howell said...

I love to see a well-used workspace! However much space I have I always end up working on a surface about 3 inches square 'cos everything else is covered in glue or paint or just stuff. That die looks yummy, must investigate! Keren#66

misteejay said...

Don't worry Mrs D, there is still plenty to have a nose at on that desk of yours.

Lovely card - what a super contrast between the red & white.

Toni xx

Marie said...

My desk is always a mess too . . . tis the sign of a creatively brilliant mind!

mamapez5 said...

Wish I could be with you in October. It's actually the day I return from two weeks holiday in Ireland, but there's no chance of a detour as our son arrives out here to spend a week with us on that day too!
Kate#70

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful card - wish I could see more! It would be so much fun to attend your CROP - I don't do scrapbooking but it would be so much fun to be there! Your workdesk is inspiring as always - with that wonderful window! Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share! Wishing you a great day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

butterfly said...

I was already doing some hopping just after midnight last night, but now I'm also up and ready to be hopped to! Thank you, Julia, for another chance to let curiosity rule...
Alison x

Minxy said...

Morning Julia, I was thinking your desk looked tidier then usual too..Maybe you have a trick camera lol I so wish I could attend the get together but I have no transport :( But I am learning to drive so maybe one day soon!!
Love the card, not heard of those dies.. will have to investigate!
Happy Wednesday x
Minxy #79

Neet said...

Wish I could come and meet you all at the crop but distance!!!!
Love love love your glasses - colour and design/shape/everything.
Nice and tidy today.
Hugs, Neet #21 xx

SueH said...

Not sure what’s going on Julia because it’s not that often that we actually see clear desk showing in your pictures.
Love the card you’re working on.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#69

Laura said...

The red and white card is looking lovely. Hope the demo goes well x
Laura 84

Erika said...

Hi Julia I would love to come to the crop but as with others I live a fair distance away and I am working most weekends up to December. Your card looks lovely and those dies are fab have fun getting ready for your demo.
Hugs Erika.
# 84

My name is Cindy said...

Happy WOYWW Julia. I can see at least six square inches to work in - you're slipping!! I hope to be coming to Ludgershall - just haven't heard yet about getting the day off, should know tomorrow, though I can't see it being a problem.

Cindy #86

Glenda said...

I love to come visit and see what you are doing. Love your card and wish I was closer to be able to come play with you guys. Very creative desk this week! Glenda 87

JoZart said...

Hi Julia... lots of crafty goings on with you today. I thought I couldn't manage the crop but now it's a maybe so lets hope it ends up a defo!!
Lv JoZarty x

Anne said...

Your desk is great for a good nose so much to see!!!! I was missing in action last week so need to go and see what this 'crop' is all about as well as a nose at others desks. Hapy WOYWW Anne x #89

House of Bears said...

We're glad to see the ipad deck chair back. We like that your desk faces the window, plenty of time for day dreaming as well as crafting.

toni said...

Hi Julia, It looks like you've really got to grips with those dies, good luck with the demo x

Craftychris said...

Your desk always looks so much more creative than mine! Love the card xx

Lori said...

Love the flowers on your card. I so wish I could join you in October but alas distance keeps us apart. xoo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the demo card - am sure Shopkeeper Gal will be pleased with that. Have you noticed there's a lot of that colour in the shops at the moment - you bang on trend girlie you!!
LLJ #72 xx

Sallyh said...

Loving your creative desk, so much going on :)
Sally H #91

Jaki Morris said...

Hi

my desk needs a final demand to remind it to craft!

Count me in on the 13th October although I am a crop Virgin so will need help!

Jaki #98

Cardarian said...

Hi Julia!

I am flying 1500 km to come to this crop so I hope it will be on! The flight is booked and I am very excited to meet you and all the lovely ladies!
It looks like it will be a BIG crop! Ha, ha even TH couldn't beat this!!!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

lydiapuenteharris said...

I kinda stumbled upon your blog and I'm happy that I did. Love the idea of getting to see other's work spaces! Your desk is not that bad-mine is my kitchen table so I have to clear it,otherwise it would look much,much worse! (Okay, sometimes we end up having to eat in the living room-but mostly I tend to clear it,lol.;)

jan spencer said...

A bit far from spain to join the crop, pity.
Have a good week

Jan S 100

TeddyBobCrafts said...

TICKET GIVEAWAY on my post!! Wish I could get along to the Crop, but unable to travel far by myself. Ali x #104

Zachary said...

I like the way your desk looks better than mine this week! I haven't been doing much crafting lately, so it looks pretty pitiful supply-wise.

Monica said...

A desk of a crafty looks great Julie and I wish how I wish i could drop into the crop but the private jet is getting a wash, and the yacht is have barnacles removed from its bottom and oH dear just can't make it!!!

Eliza said...

Im sorry it is a big swim across the pond to play in the crop and I wont be able to make it, so,so sorry. I hope you all have fun.

I do love the productive desk and amazingly the paper you are using in the former layout I also have on my desk under the pile but you can't see it.

Happy Desk hopping
Eliza #102

April said...

Yes your desk is looking pretty well in order :o) love the red and white card, very pretty. I can't make the Crop, but thank you for the opportunity x April #87

Gita said...

Happy WOYWW Julia! I love those dies sitting on your desk. They look so pretty!! Have a great week.

Mary said...

I'm a die-aholic...my eyes glazed over looking at your desk. How I wish I lived in your neighborhood. I'd love to come to the crop! Friends, Fun and Food, what could be better? I hope you post photos!

Annie Smith said...

So cool that you are hosting a Crop! You are the hostess with the mostest, Julia! I hope you have a brilliant turnout. Enjoy the week!

Annie #114

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A comment.

That's about the best I have today. Dang, but I'm an ornery one. You're right that photos usually make it look worse than it is (the photo of my whole room today made me think 'dang this place looks shabby.') but I think your desk looks like a great place to be.

Those are great dies you have to play with. I like the card you made with them--looking good.

I promise not to drop into the WOYWW crop un-RSVPd. Unless I win I some huge lotto, in which case the drinks will be on me anyway.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A comment.

That's about the best I have today. Dang, but I'm an ornery one. You're right that photos usually make it look worse than it is (the photo of my whole room today made me think 'dang this place looks shabby.') but I think your desk looks like a great place to be.

Those are great dies you have to play with. I like the card you made with them--looking good.

I promise not to drop into the WOYWW crop un-RSVPd. Unless I win I some huge lotto, in which case the drinks will be on me anyway.

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Woo! I missed a week but I'm back! AND I have a new FB page I'd love it if you'd "like" me, Julia!. Looks like you've been way busy while I was away, wow!
<3Aeryn @ 112

Buttons said...

Blimey Julia! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am genuinely blown away that you have taken the time to visit my little blog.
Your desk looks like a real creative haven. Gonna have to return to see what you work your magic on next. Hugs, Buttons x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sorry not to be desk sharing today, too much going on, but wanted to let you know that with all things well I shall be coming to the crop & will be bringing a friend, she doesn't know it yet, but she lives nearer to you than I do so shall pick her up on the way! Still planning on making a trip your way, probably last week in August the way it's going. Just wanted to have a drive down and see where you are! It's not far really! Take care Zo xx

Kat Griffin said...

I look forward to checking in on everyone this week and catching up on what everyone is doing. I have been busy painting a portrait
KAT #117

Lindart said...

Got it right today! Didn't forget!
You look very busy cutting and experimenting! Fun!

donnalouiserodgers said...

I am committed and will be kipping at Morti's on the 12th and possibly the 13th if I do not disgrace myself..., and turning up on the 13th October daytime to meet the bunch of us...

I always hang my head in shame over the total state of messiness that is my desk, but what the heck, I have had such a very good time being me...

dxxx

Bridget Larsen said...

Just love that ipad chair, have to hunt one down for myself someday, looks like afternoon sun today for you
Bridget #43

Hazel said...

I wish I was able to come to crop. Your desk is tidy but creative looking, Julia - have a good week Hazel #120 x

Barb King said...

Got here late but better than not at all. Would so love to crop with you and your friends, have a great time. Barb #120

fairy thoughts said...

finally got back to you much too late /early to comment when I posted why dont I go to bed?
Love that die on the edge of your desk
janet #9 ( wow single figues!!)

fairy thoughts said...

hi julia ... again Itried to e mail you buy it's not working (i seem to have lost the followers lists too, aghh blogger
I am a definate for the 13 th Oct
janet#9

trisha too said...

A woyww crop--that sounds fantastic, I wish I could join you!!!

:)trisha

Lisa said...

I wish I could join you on the WOYWW crop. love your scrapgal dies.

akilli melek said...

ugh...2 weeks of not playing is driving me demented. I blame it on not going to the dentist for over 20 years, now I have had to go for 2 consecutive weeks...on wednesdays too! Struggling to finish preparations for Little Miss A's first birthday on Saturday so not playing this week, but couldnt resist a snoop.
catch up with all things WOYWW next week hopefully
caroline

Laura said...

Happy WOYWW! Your card looks very pretty -- love the delicacy of the die you worked with. Hope everyone has a ton of fun at the WOYWW crop!

dix said...

Julia: First of all...thanks for always hosting us! Love that your desk looks a little...shall we say...untidy...you've seen mine..so..! Always an adventure looking at what you are creating!
dix---

dix said...

First off...thank you for always hosting us! I love WOYWW! Your desk looks like that of a very creative person! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.
dix---

Sue from Oregon said...

If I didn't leave half way around the world, I think I would have to come to your crop day. It sounds like so much fun!!! No WOYWW for me this week, so sorry, but hope to be back next week...harvest keeps draggin' on and suckin' the energy from me!

karen said...

Your desk is looking nice and busy! And I think Shopkeeper Gal will be well reassured by that beautiful card!
I will not be at the crop in October as I am in Canada and have used up my holidays!
xoxo Karen #127

Queen Lightwell said...

I wish I could come to the crop hop! I've never been to one. I've never been to England before, either! :)
Thanks so much for hostessing us lovely Julia. Hope you have a wonderful week and weekend! Also, that card is beautiful! So detailed and crisp looking with that red making the white just pop. :)
Deeyll #128

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit, Julia - and yes, it's great having a grand clear out. Today I'm hoping to take down that empty session of shelving and create a bit more space! However, I'm still in bed at the moment (11.30 a.m. lol!) so will see how I feel once I'm up and about.

Shoshi #10

Roudi said...

It's my first time linking up! Wow I've been wanting to join for like ever! :D
Happy WOYWW everyone. :)
Roudi # 129

Amy E said...

Miss Dunnit...you're hiding your desk undersides from us again? haha! Your desk looks spectacular this week...and I LOVE the card!

If you're still curious about the coloring on glitter with markers thing, I just posted a tutorial about it this morning. It's a special kind of glitter and adhesive that seems to meld together and then accepts ink. So no glitter flying everywhere once you get it secured down. Anyway, come take a peek if you get a chance! It's the most current post.

Amy E. #4
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really enjoy seeing others' work spaces. Blessings!

JoZart said...

Just found out that I CAN come in October so please can you book me a chair catering and anything else that's necessary and nice.?? Woo hoo, life is exciting!
Love JoZarty x

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I didn't have time to join in this week. School holidays and good weather meant we had a few outings. I like the shot of your desk this week from that angle. Hope tomorrow is successful.
Carol

Bridget Larsen said...

The last two weeks I didnt play WOYWW I had a lot of unwanted spam so I turned it on and so far I havent received any, Then I forgot to turn it off this week so thanks for reminding me as well, have shut it down now
Bridget #42

Tertia said...

Yay me!!! I swore I would not comment here untill I finished commenting on every single other WOYWW blog. I did it!!! Even though it took me till Saturday evening! LOL
Love your desk as usual it makes me want to come for a play date.
Love you for starting this wonderful group too.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

Paula Gale said...

So sorry I didn't join in this week again Julia - I know you'll say it's not compulsary and all that, but I do try and most weeks I do take the photos - and sometimes they make it into a blog post, sometimes they don't make it off my camera memory card, sometimes I write quite a lot of the post out and then get distracted such tat it could be 2-3 days later until I get the chance to come back on the laptop so its them kind of a lost cause!!!

Maybe this coming Wednesday?!?!?

Paula x x x

Buttons said...

Right, hands up I surrender! Time to join in the fun tomorrow. Might have to tidy up a bit?! See you all tomorrow. Hugs, Buttons x

Roudi said...

Happy WOYWW everyone! Enjoy your visits to all the creative desks out there. :)
Roudi #92

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