Wednesday, 17 July 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday WOYWW215

Join in do..you'll meet some lovely Deskers and you'll be amazed at the amount of craft work going on around the world.  Here and here tell you how and why.
This photo was taken at dusk on Tuesday - about 8.30pm.  I found myself with an hour to kill between commitments on Tuesday afternoon and had to wrench the idea of sitting outside from my mind...I needed to stay fragrant and relatively cool!  So, guess what - I flung open the patio door, pulled the first photo out of the pile 18.6 kerjillion waiting to be scrapped, located a sketch and went for it.  And that's what you can see on the desk.  
Of course it isn't finished - one hour, remember!  You can see that the carnations are surviving wonderfully, and that I was using buttons.  I couldn't be bothered to 'string' the bunting so I glued a teeny button on to emulate pegs.  After all, it's not breaking my button bank exactly!  The deckchair is minus ipad because it's cluttered with birthday cards. Waiting for me, obviously.  I like to mull them over and try to commit ideas and trends to memory before I get rid of them..so many of our card making themes and trends turn up on commercial cards, and I get a great sense of 'Ha!, we were doing that LAST year', when I recognise something like that!  You can also see my To Do list pad.  It only has four lines on it.  Yeah, but each line is a really really big job!  Happy Wednesday y'all, show me what you're up to with that laughably small spare time you have then.  Join here:

99 comments:

Deb said...

your layout is amazing, love the banner along the bottom!
Debxx

Brenda B said...

A fragrant Julia! Gotta bottle that one! I'm happy that you can open the doors and enjoy the nice weather, I like how it still cools down at night though, no such luck here. I rarely see commercial cards any more, really couldn't tell you if what we all do is on trend, ahead or behind trend!

Hugs from a humid and sticky Michigan,
Brenda 1

Krisha said...

Great looking LO, I agree with the button instead of the string for the buntings.

voodoo vixen said...

I think you did wonderfully for one hour... a scrap page can take me an hour to figure out what papers to use!! :) Glad you are enjoying being able to ling open the doors and have a cool breeze waft in from outside!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool! I don't think I've ever made here this early. Blessings!

Create With Joy said...

Love what you're creating Julia! This week my NEW crafting space is on tour. Stop by and see the whole enchilada!

Happy WOYWW from

Create With Joy
http://create-wtih-joy.com

Sandy Leigh said...

I believe you Julia! I couldn't live without my To Do List...and sometimes I have huge jobs on there, so I'm glad you're not overdoing it. And I love your idea of pulling out the photo and spending an hour to make some magic. Love that...I'm going to do it more often instead of constantly making a big production out of everything. I love this view of your desk too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

Spyder said...

For a minute I thought you had a Bisto drum too!
Loving the Pinks and I some red ones, the pink ones are going off now. And...so glad I nipped in here instead of going to bed..zzzzzzzzz M
Morning and a happy woyww #11
((Lyn))

Regina Hamilton said...

That layout looks fantastic. Happy crafting #13

Leann said...

Hi Julia

I finally remembered to snap a photo! Yeah and Horray!

Love the scrapbook page you've highlighted.
Thanks for hosting!
Leann

Daniella said...

Your page is coming along brilliantly! I see Hello Kitty in the left lower corner!! You know I LOVE Hello Kitty!! So that makes you AWESOME!!
xxDaniella

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe you got that far in an hour. It would have taken me that long to figure out which photo to use, even if it was randomly pulled from the pile (grin).

Those carnations are truly holding up well. Impressive, since it's so hot here, they would have MELTED by now. OK, not melted like your candled did last year, but still . . . .

I wonder if the card making companies stalk your blog for ideas for their next "hot" item. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Monica said...

So much activity. Great you got going like that, it must be all the sunshine stirring up the Vitamin E.
Can't believe I am 15
Monica youthful for once!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my, what a thrill it is to be drafting up the old post and check in with you just for the hell of it and WHAT?! You posted AN HOUR AGO! At this rate, one of these days I'll be number one even if I am on the other side of the moon!!

I'm impressed by you leaping to create a wonderful button bunting LO instead of lazing in the sun. Especially considering you Brits are always saying you only get three days of summer! You should be very proud of what you accomplished!!

Thanks, as ever, Julia, for this fun snooping weekly scavenger hunt we all love!! Darnell #20(!)

MaggieC said...

That was impressive for just one hour. Not sure if I could achieve that much in the time, and still remain "fragrant" and definitely would fail at the cool bit. I agree with the others that the commercial folk must be Stallings for their ideas. Have a great week. xx Maggie #18

Gita said...

I'm super early this time around. Ha! I've impressed myself. LOL. Pretty carnations on your desk. Brigita #25

Kimberly Hogan said...

Howdy, Howdy, I want to let you know, I am so totally hooked on WOYWW. I find myself desk hopping until 3 or 4 in the morning. Even so, it's still tough visiting everyone. I love your giant jar of buttons. I would love that just as a decoration. I hope you have a great week. (((HUGS)))
Kim
WOYWW #3

Eliza said...

Hi Julia

I finally made it here this week come hell or high water I was going to join in.

Love the scrapbook page and yes I am with you on the cards, your style or design does turn up sometimes a few years later.

I have a question with your layout front and center when do you cut off the paper description strip to fit in the album?

Happy WOYWW Eliza

trisha too said...

The bunting on that LO=SO cute! And that's one of the great thing about carnations, they do last a good long time.

You know, if you think about it, we should all remain fragrant and relatively cool . . .

:)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Julia . well I find crafting rather like life .. your one hour was very productive really and then another time it is not cant quite work out why one day all the ideas fall into place and one can quickly make up two or three cards in time which I spent on one yesterday.. which is still not finished!!
Your button jar looks curiously similiar to mine :D

and so smiled at your deckchair holding your cards so you can mull over them I like to do that too and leave them lying around on display. It frustrates me no end when have to post them too soon :D

ah well must rush away as yes on my post list too! thanks for being wodnerful hostess of WOYWW, for as you will see this week what special group the WOYWW folk are, love Shaz in Oz.x #30 I tink.

VonnyK said...

I'm so impressed that you did all that in just an hour. Love the buttons on the bunting. Great that summer has finally arrived for you, boy what I wouldn't give for a 30 deg day right now, sick of jumpers and cardi's.
Have a great week in the sunshine.
Von #31

Danie May said...

Hi Julia, WOYWW newbie here, I love the idea of this link up so have decided to join in the fun. I love the look of your layout, the bunting is so cute and you have certainly accomplished a good deal in your one hour.
Danie #34

Hammers said...

Happy WOYWW Julia..I love bunting, I was delighted to win x2 bunting kits, which will be fun to play with. I can't believe how well the carnations have survived. I do the same thing with commercial cards...us crafters are trend setters I tell you :) Cx #36

Patsy Paterno said...

My to do list is always soooo long! Great job for an hour's work! Patsy

Lynda Beazley said...

AHi Julia
A great desk this week and your page is coming along great. I always have loads of photos waiting to be scrapped!
Have a great week
Lynda B #37 x

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my-I am as slow as a snail when I craft...I think I will try giving myself time limits and maybe I would not stress so much about things!

jill said...

What lovely colours you've chosen for your LO. I seem to use bunting a lot on my pages . Happy woyww Jill #29

Helen said...

The layout looks great, and I love the bunting, and buttons - after all you have a few! Hope you're still managing to stay fragrant.. !

sara j said...

Mid Summer Greetings....
I wish to congratulate you on not going outside...when it's nice it's just so hard not too. Pretty disciplined to pull one from the stack and make such a good looking layout. I love the flagging...I've got a real thing for that lately. It looks great!! Thanks as always, for giving us all a place to land.

Ali H said...

Great to snatch some unplanned scrapping time & the layout feels like a bonus! One less photo in the queue & one more layout in the album! Ali x #44

ike said...

Gorgeous layout coming along there and I love the bunting :-D

Thanks for the looksee at your desk today. :-)
Happy WOYWW

IKE x # 33

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful jar of buttons! Now that's something to aspire to! The layout with the bunting looks terrific. And that's an interesting thought about the commercial card makers - you're right - I've noticed that several times recently they copy crafting trends! Have a great WoYWW! Keep cool! Julie Ann #45

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Can't believe we are all up SO early - must be something to do with the sunshine..
Your "to do" list pad is so small - mine is an A4 sheet of 2 columns of very small writing - seem to do lots each day, but the list just doesn't get any smaller.
Great LO - have fun finishing it.
Margaret (glitterandglue)

peggy apl said...

lovely colors on your desk. i like the buttons and bunting you made. amazing what you did in an hour! happy WOYWW!

Kyla said...

Crafting outside is the way to go! Long may it continue! :-)
Kyla #49

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think when we know time is limited, the work often comes together beautifully rather than stressing for hours over one component or something!
Fragrant, huh? The next commitment must have been exciting!!?
Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

I spy a little red Xyron- I have one of those- never remember to get it out though! and I have spare cartridges- Tesco sld them all off a couple of years ago- bought half a dozen. By the time I use them, the glue will probably have gone off.I love pinks, they smell so gorgeous. Have a lovely week, Julia, Hugs Shaz xx #50

Annie said...

Hi Julia....I'm here to link but will be busy with munchkins all day plus the other 3 are coming for the evening so I will be blog hopping tomorrow me thinks :-)....It's going to be one hot day!
Hugs,
A x

BJ said...

Morning Julia, nearly forgot today was Wednesday but fortunately woke a 6am pondering life and then remembered! Loving the carnations still and the layout is super great button work! I really need to get back to my scrapping! BJ#56

Queen Lightwell said...

Your LO is looking really good, I just love bunting so much. How lovely that the carnations are hanging in there so well, still looking beautiful! :) Thank you so much for hostessing us in this snoop around the world. ;) Deeyll #50

Karen Ives said...

Lovely bunting. Happy Wednesday to you. Will be back after work!
Karen #57

Hettie said...

Morning Julia. I am liking the look of your layout, mind you purple always wins brownie points in my book!
Happy Wednesday.
xx

Belinda Basson said...

Yes, I have has a wonderful time hosting Flat Susan and will be sad to see her go! Thanks for the visit already.

Lynn Holland said...

Impressie amount of buttons there JuLia.
Have a good day hope you aren't too hot at work

Claire said...

always busy, busy! i'm pooped just reading it :) hope you're surviving the heat...
no. 40

misteejay said...

The LO is looking fab Julia - just love that bunting.

Toni xx

Di said...

Hi Julia - thought I should check in and offer my note from my Mum. I just don't seem to have time to come and play right now - it's spending time commenting and hopping about that's the hard bit. But I still peek of course to see what you're up to :)

Love the way the layout is going - great idea to use the buttons too.

I did grin about you being inside/outside to stay cool yesterday. I was in and out most of the day - really late evening was lovely in the garden :)

I also read in the newspaper something I've done for years to keep cool - suspect my Mum showed me when we lived in sunny climes. Run your wrists under cold water for a few minutes and it really does help to cool you down for up to an hour.

See you soon! :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jacqueline said...

A 4 line long to do list.... hahahahah.... I WISH ! Mine is like 4 miles long!! lol!!

Loving the look of that page you are working on though.

Take care

Jackie x

Jackie said...

Ahhh the huge amounts of photos we have these days, mostly not printed ....... Good you decided to do a layout ! I find sketches can help speed things up a little. Your layout looks lovely
Jackie 39

Uniflame said...

I really like that you just took that hour to work on a layout :)

scrappymo! said...

That is a great layout for only working on it one hour. I am having a bit of a giggle thinking about how long it would take me to get that far...I am the worlds slowest scrapbooker.
The sketch you chose is a good one...and the layout design looks wonderful!
Your

Jay reid said...

I think that banner looks lovely, buttons !! i adore buttons, but I find it hard to use them

happy WOYWW
Jay

Debbie Rock said...

Fab work as always Julia!
Have attempted to WOYWW today but have the feeling I've messed it all up so huge apologies and please let me know if I have and how to put it right please. Love Debbie #65 xXx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's very good going for an hour's work in my book. I'd still be agonizing over papers! Cards are so much quicker.

Bridget Larsen said...

I never make a to do list anymore, its useless lol as I lose the list
Bridget #70

Anne said...

Hi Julia your LO is lovely. Great idea re buttons instead of string- may need to pinch it! Happy WOYWW Anne x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, a whole hour to craft, for you that must be something of a luxury. I like the colour combination you have there on your scrap layout - lavender and yellow - very nice. Your carnations are lasting very well indeed. I rarely check out what the card shops are selling but must just to see what's being done this year that we did last year :) Thanks for your comment earlier ... I so wish I was up-to-date with photo printing and scrapping but, like you, I have several kerjillion pics stored, albeit tidily, waiting for me to get a wriggle on :)) Hope you have a lovely, if hot, day. Hugs, Elizabeth x #47

Ria Gall said...

Hi Julia
you have a great desk going on there for us this week. You are right about us having to give up sitting in the sun if we want to get some crafting done, but for me it is crafting that wins hands down.
Loving your page layout and your little buttons
Have a great day today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #75

die amelie said...

Attention, Julia,

that squeeze bottle of glue is soon going to fall off the desk it seems! *LOL. I HAD to mention it as my husband does the same with his filled up glasses when he prepares himself something to drink. Always!!!

I see a very inspired and inspiring crafting place there!

Have a wonderful WW!

Claudia - die amelie x

Neil said...

Morning, making the most of the little time we can snatch some weeks is good, especially when already you've created a fab layout. I always struggle with buttons so it's nice to see how you've used them.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh you made me giggle with your need to stay cool and fragrant! I'm loving the 'Deskers' cos that's what we are. This weather is beautiful and I've been sitting out, legs up, resting to try to battle the swelling I'm getting but I'm loving reading outside. I love that you can open your door. Your layout is fab and I love the button idea. Take care lovely. Zo xx 81

Lynda Norton said...

Wow, that in an hour all good then, love your desk. Getting a tad fed up of the heat now along with the lack of sleep, yawn... off to look at these other desks now x

Winnie said...

Your layout is coming of great! i love your banner (and the yellows) against the lavender paper. I see you have a stack of lovely cards on your desk, and i am not sure what Bursters are,but I am betting a treat? Hope it is cooler there, we are on day 6 of a heat wave of over 93, and they say it will be getting worse tomorrow through Sat. UGH. Winnie#84

Glenda Brooks said...

Such a wonderful layout. There is the difference between us. I wouldn't even start something if I only had an hour! I get carried away and first thing you know I would have been there for days! Love the banner along the bottom!

My name is Cindy said...

Goodness a to do llist with only 4 lines! That's hardly anything to cross off LOL.

Not playing today as I er well forgot it was Wednesday again and I have about an hour before this room becomes intolerably hot and I am forced into the garden. So a lazy day today catching up with house stuff (done) garden stuff (done) and finishing a couple of arty projects - to do. It was 33 degrees at work yesterday and I did a 10 hour day (altho thankfully not very busy) so I feel I deserve some down time!! Have a good one, Cindy x

Neet said...

I am impressed - usually more than an hour of my time goes on thinking. Love your carnations - what pretty flowers and they last so long too.

Thanks for being you for us all - Hugs, Neet xx 14

sandra de said...

You are spot on with trends taking awhile to catch up with us scrapbookers. I often look at a mag and think "Oh we did that last year!!". Love the LO>

Sandra @89

Laura said...

Oh my! I thought I had a lot of photos in the to scrap pile!
Happy Wednesday and thanks for hosting us all
Laura
90

Dianne said...

Your photo layout looks great Miss Julia, no need for string is there:),I loooove your flowers, your glue is sitting pretty close to the edge, it's barely hanging on LOL, thanks for sharing and just being the wonderful woman you are, have a wonderful day..

Jan Ltc said...

Hi Julia love your work space,
xx Jan (94)

Vikki said...

I know what it's like to have a small window of time..but you have done a great job already Julia, banners always look great! I am soooo excited that I have finally been able to post on your blog, not sure when I'll be able to do it again but I'll enjoy the moment.

Fandhmum said...

Hi Julia,
That layout looks fab and I am pleased you still have fresh flowers.
I do think that glue is going to fall off your desk though!
Have a good week
Rosie x

MiniOwner said...

Well that looks like an hour well spent, Julia. :o) Hope you are keeping cool and fragrant today. Happy Wednesday :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@96)

Lisa-Jane said...

Loving the banner and especially loving you scrapping again! Huzzah!

StampinCarol said...

Great looking layout! And nice flowers! I have a few geraniums and a couple daisies outside. Never enough to cut and bring in. Happy WOYWW and thanks!
Carol N #108

Nan G said...

Interesting LO and love the purple cardstock. I'm always in awe of all the natural light you have! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104 (I slept late)

Jane said...

Ooooooo love the layout.....really should get off my butt and link up a pic!
I have a question about your tape dispenser....do you have to use specific refills or can you use any double-sided tape? I have a huge stack of DST and was thinking of splashing out on a tape gun.

Laura said...

Good morning, Julia! So glad you had some time to scrapbook. The papers, colors, and design look great -- I love purple, but you don't find many products in that color, seemingly. Hope you'll show us the page up close when it's done. (Nosy, aren't I?) Wishing you a happy, sunny, productive day from across the Atlantic. ~ Laura (#101)

Kelly said...

Great use of an hour! I am envious of the view from your desk. Natural light is the one thing I really want in my studio. For now I'll live through vicariously through you. :-)

Creative Blessings!
Kel

sandysewin said...

Good for you for taking advantage of that hour and getting a little something done. :-)

Happy woyww!

Sandy #28

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I have a patio door I can fling open too. I love scrapping there! I'm obsessed with buttons - and I love your jar and your layout is looking wonderful!

Sarah Evans said...

That looks like the beginnings of a fabulous page! Good on you for using up each minute you have usefully :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Karen said...

Any time spent crafting is good time!!! At least you had the patio doors open which helps. Have a happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 109 x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I love your busy desk! I honestly thought I'd be joining in this week but time got away from me. Not only that, there is NOTHING creative going on in my house. I've been reading.... loads of books! Some even juicy fiction! tee hee.

Thanks for stopping by my July 4 post. I really enjoyed taking the photos.

Peace,
Kay

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Julia! That's why I love carnations! They last a long time and keep on looking good!

Your page looks like it is going to turn out great! Buttons make everything look so cute!

My URL this week says 214 although it really is this weeks post. I messed up creating it because I though it was 214...ahhhh!

Happy WOYWW! Rasz #112

airing cupboard crafts said...

I managed it!!!!

As I actually got to touch your LO today it is stunning I will be casing it if that's ok?

Thank you for everything today will call you tomorrow or friday to fill you in.

x x x x

Caro said...

Love the layout and especially the use of the tiny buttons. Thanks for hosting. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#78)

susibee said...

Great idea for the bunting:)

Surely it's too hot to be rubbing down and painting? I'm not complaining though.


Happy WOYWW Susi #73

Shoshi said...

Love the bunting, Julia! It's really pretty.

Thanks for hosting us yet again.

Shoshi

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! You move fast don't you? Great page so far! Good luck with ticking off your to do list, Chrisx 118

Cardarian said...

Only proper crafters like you can craft in the summer - I am the laziest of all! Huh!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's a really great layout is such a short amount of time!!!

Hugs

Vicky
#119

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi Julia, happy to meet you :) Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! Beautiful LO already... love purple! Happy Wednesday to you too, hugs, Wendy (of AppleApricot)

Monique said...

Your desk is looking nice and colorful again and yes I can see you made a really big dent in your button collection =)
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
Monique # 70
xx

Bernice said...

How did you manage to get all that done in an hour? - I haven't even opened my new scrapbook yet and I bought it over a week ago - in fact the one I was going to do when DH retired hasn't even been started and that was in 2007!!
Bernice #7

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

It's still Wednesday in the U.S., so I made it on time the week! I hope you are sleeping now! You no doubt worked very hard in the garden today :). I love the pennants on your layout.

Twiglet said...

I posted late last night and forgot to link up!!!! Must be my age. x Jo

okienurse said...

Great looking desk and layout. FInally remembered it was Wednesday and managed to get a post in. Have a great week. Vickie #122

April Story said...

I just love looking at your desk. So much going on. I like the jar you have your buttons in.
April #107