Wednesday, 11 September 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 223

Real stuff going on - some late afternoon sunshine too, for I snapped this at 4pm on Tuesday.  The view is slightly different already, because I was 'in the mood' on Tuesday evening.  Yep, I made a couple of cards - so it wasn't a long lasting mood.  Well, something involving supper and a TV programme called The Great British Bake Off got in the way.  Thing is, when you're on a diet, it's compulsive viewing!   
So the usual suspects are there; the buttons are about to be re-homed...or re-jarred rather than homed.  The moustache tape is there after some postal wrapping - I've turned into an ebay entrepeneur this week. It wasn't craft stuff.  Note the beautiful card, badly displayed in front of the iPad...from Annette - to thank me for a teeny favour. She says she's not really a card maker.  Hmmm.  She wrong.  The little 'T is for To Do' book at the very front is actually full of different size and shape post it notes.  Really lovely and now I'm actually using them, really useful!  So there we are..not overly inspiring, huh!  You can do better, I'm perfectly sure.  Join in won't you - link your WOYWW titled post back here and we'll visit.  Put the kettle on.  You very probably have time to bake as well.

111 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

It arrived! You have no idea how daunting it is to send a CARD to someone who makes and teaches card making! Thank you for being nice about it.

Deb said...

That is a gorgeous card, definitely a card maker! I am so jealous of you being able to watch the Great British Bake off! I loved the American version, watched each episode at least twice! Wish I could somehow watch the British one but the iplayer won't play over here!
Debxx

Create With Joy said...

Lovely creations Julia - but what the heck is mustache tape?!

I finally found a use for some of my extra scrapbook paper and shared it at this week's WOYWW!

Oh happy day! :-)

Create With Joy #7
http://create-with-joy.com

Regina Hamilton said...

I can't do much better than your work desk. Not much happening on my desk,either. I like that card. happy crafting #5

kattera22 said...

I agree the card is lovely!! also love your Jar of buttons even if they are getting re-homed!! Happy WOYWW

Laura said...

I've grown rather fond of your overflowing button jar, but I'm sure you'll be happier if their container will actually, well, contain them. :) Yes, we're on a diet over here, too, but I'm not sure a cooking show would be the ticket -- it would just make me hungry! But I'm currently feeling smug, having just got off the exercise bike. We won't discuss how long it's been since I used it last, eh? So excited to see the WOYWW post up at this time!!!!! Happy Wednesday, Julia. ~ Laura the Bookworm #13

Daniella said...

Ha! I love it!! "Compulsive Viewing"!! I should try that and stop eating ice cream!!
xxDaniella#15

Krisha said...

Well, after a 3 week hiatus I see not much has really change LOL. Annette's card is a beauty!! A to-Do book???? and your using it??? Good for you!!
Have a great week Julia!!
Krisha #18

Lindsay Weirich said...

a diet eh? Well you can join me for a run, as i said on my blog "misery loves company" lots of crafty goodness on your blog too! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #21

sandra de said...

It is always a pleasure to peek at your desk. It's not what is on the desk but the way you describe it all that keeps me amused.
Sandra @22

scrappymo! said...

Looks good to me...love the idea to house the post it notes. I always seem to have them stacked everywhere!

I will miss the full button jar...it is rather like a fixture and fitting! lol

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lovely to be back among my WOYWW friends! I love that little post-it note holder, so fancy! It took me a while to find Annette's card; I thought it was part of your computer screen. She is, indeed a card maker! It was actually fun finding it, as I've always been a puzzle girl, love scavenger hunts, etc., so I sat and fingered it out!

Thanks as always for hosting this huge party with over a hunnert guests!! Have a sensational couple of weeks! Darnell #24

Rita said...

Is that an open door or window at your desk? How do you keep things blowing away? I love the moustache tape, moustaches are everywhere aren't they?

Thanks for hosting!
Rita#26

Sandy Leigh said...

Can I just say, I LOVE that Paris mug so much!! Did you get it in Paris? And what is that interesting stack of little squares? Pretty cards. Hugs sweetie! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #23

trisha too said...

First impulse on seeing your desk this week--I really want to dump out the buttons and play with them!

But I promise to clean them up for you when I'm finished . . .

:)trisha
#31 this week

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep, my desk pretty uninspiring this week-but a fun zombie hand card to be seen!

Hammers said...

Hi my desk is really not inspiring this week either...more a reflection on my state of mind. Love the card and the little book of post-its is great. I LOVE post-its and have all manner of random books and pads of them! Cx #41

Julie Ann Lee said...

Yes, what is moustache tape??? I really, really want to know! Well done on becoming an Ebay entrepreneur. Lucky you getting a card from the very talented Annette! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

OOps! I'm #42 - it's just that i'm so curious about that tape! Julie Ann xx

VonnyK said...

You might need to clarify the moustache tape bit. Are you saying you have a mo and it is getting out of hand so much that you need to stick it down??? Or do you have a secret wish to have a moustache and the tape puts a fake one on? Honestly, the mind boggles. Beautiful card from Annette.
Have a great week.
Von #34

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH wow, look at that awesome card from Annette. I've received a few from her, too. And of course, she says she can't make cards, but hers are THE most elaborate cards I've gotten, overall. One year she made a tree with branches that opened up. Sort of like origami. So, she can say she's not a card maker, but we both know differently.

I had to laugh at the gals who didn't know what mustache tape was. Now I know NOTHING about NOTHING. I'm the gal who lives in a dark cave of ignorance, and even I know what mustache tape is. Perhaps it's your influence that has rubbed off on me (grin).

What I'm curious about are those little books or pads with the To Do sticker on them. Please don't tell me they are post-its, too. They couldn't possibly fit in that black book.

Oh well. I'm off to bed, but just wanted to drop in and say hi because I miss you already!

Jackie said...

I am curious now as to how you are going to re home your buttons? !!!!! Do show us next week
Jackie 39
Scrapbangwallop

Andrea said...

was getting used to the button jar..Although maybe that's more to do with my do with my button fetish..oh to have a good rummage mmmm....looking forward to seeing there new home.
The card is ace as you say..love the autumnal colours. Also loving that huge to do peg I spied ...you wont miss that one! have a fab week.. sorry my desk doesn't beat yours for interest this week but sure many more will! happy Wednesday
Andrea #44

Annie said...

Your buttons need rehoming????? Can I help you out? :-) I'm sure I can find a cosy place for them to live here hehehe
Hugs.
A x

kay said...

Have got the WOYWW bug again :-)
Spotted the to do peg to the right and trying to guess what's in the stampin up pot?
Kay aka incy
#45

Francesca said...

It a beautiful card, and I love the button jar, mine is not that big. Francesca #47

Ann B said...

I'll miss your button jar, like your many mugs (love the Paris one) it adds a certain something to your desk. What are you going to store them in now?
Ann B
25

Robin Spitzer said...

I have been MIA for weeks....The first thing I noticed is your glasses....I loved looking for them each week, kinda like Where's Waldo!

Claire said...

Always busy, busy! Love the moustache tape :)
Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
no. 33

KatzElbows said...

You can't rehome your buttons... They're a work of art. Or at least that's what I always assumed. As to the bake off, I adore it. It's one of the funniest shows ever. Those custard tarts were hysterical. I was sorry Ali went home as some of his problems were definitely cultural.

Take care,
Rachel, #53

Tonya said...

I'm new here, but enjoy being nosey and seeing what is on everybody's work tables. :)

john-w said...

Hi Julia,

Seems I'm not the only one that struggled to find time to do crafty things. Anyway, thanks for hosting WOYWW. I've met some lovely people since joining in the fun. Have a good one, John-W #56

sara j said...

In the mood....good work!! TIme for bed here (i sneak in on Tuesday's or I would always be last). As someone said so well-It's Wednesday somewhere in the world. Take care!!
Sara j #56

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, the button jar replacement nears the finishing line, huh?
Does moustache tape do Brazilians too? ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 54 xx

misteejay said...

Love the little 'to do' book tucked there in the front and what a super card from Annette.

Please Miss, Please Miss...**waving hand madly in air**...I know what the tape is because I have some too. It's like wide parcel tape but is white with black 'tashes printed on it - great fun for 'pimping' carrier bags or as my friend and I recently did...pimped deely-boppers.

Toni xx

Spyder said...

AGH! The Great bristish Bake Off~ or any cooking programme gets in the way, in our house! Hubby... Yes hubby records it, watches it live....falls a sleep (Long day) then watches it again... a long with the Hairy Bikers and Jamie Oliver, falls asleep again...(remote in hand) and swears blinds he's not 'seen this one' He has a new cook book... we've had curry every night last week and he's still going strong this week too...
T for things to do. I need of of those!

((Lyn)) Happy WOYWW
#53

Kate said...

I thought the To Do postit notes looked interesting. Have you got a huge pile of ATCs planned in the centre of the desk there?

~Kate~

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, what I spotted first on your desk this morning was the Paris mug - never been there but would love to one day. Being the queen of to-do lists, I like the idea of you T for To Do book and it looks smart too. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #55

Twiglet said...

Fab card from Annette. I love the "to do book", great idea. I write down things to do - just need to get around to doing some of them now!! x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Julia
Good to see you have just been playing so much of what you do is need to rather than want to. I notice a.large pile of square cards I wander what they are for.
Have a good week
Janet @28 up in the night!!!!!!

Helen said...

Love the card from Annette- it caught my eye even at 3am when I linked up! GBBO is a must watch with me too.. what a hoot those custard tarts were yesterday! Have a great week. Helen 19

Fandhmum said...

What a beautiful card that is. It's lovely to be back peeking at your desk. Have s great week
Rosie x

Jana Bodin said...

Great card you received! Yeah right... not a card maker ;)
I can't wait to see your house for you buttons! Though I like the look of the current one, I understand something must be done... (we have the same thing going on with wine bottle corks)
Anyway - Happy woyww from far away!
Cheers, Jana #64

Helen said...

Good Morning Julia. Watching The Great British Bake Off whilst on a diet seems like torture to me!!! Thinking about it before breakfast is a bit of a tease too ;-) Off to feed my rumbling tummy now!!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 65

Evelyn said...

Finally another WOYWW I´m participating in. YAY! LOVE your workdesk - and the book for the post-it-notes. And I´m curoius about the moustache tape, too:)
Happy WOYWW from # 65!
Evelyn

Eliza said...

Not a card maker no way that card is brilliant. Great desk this week Julia and thanks for hosting the best blog hop in the world.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Zeffy said...

Hi Julia I see your door is opened today...I hope we have a bit morewarm weather for a while....love the jar of buttons as they are...I see your work space also tends to shrink as you work....common problem..
Hugs Zeffy#71

Liz Black said...

What a gorgeous card and how lovely to have the door open! Happy Woyww Liz@73

Maisie Moonshine said...

Having a bad day! Grump! Grouch! MMx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! the buttons are getting a new home - you know what that means don't you - you'll have an empty jar to start a new collection!!! Love that card - and your very busy desk! Chris 73

Lisa-Jane said...

I accidentally watched it the other day and I've eaten a litre of custard since then :-( Will NOT be viewing again or who knows what might need to pass my lips. I'm intrigued by that stack of cards on the right there (she says waving her right hand to check the direction...) Have a great week! x

Jan Ltc said...

Great space Julia. It's awful this dieting business lol! xx Jan

Anne said...

Oh darn it I forgot The Bake Off was last night- hopefully it's recorded. Your desk a whole lot more inspiring than mine. Also love the little notebook. Moustache tape ???? New to me :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #69

Winnie said...

I spot lots of small cards cut up there! Annette's card is just lovely (I am a receptionist so phones are a favorite of mine!). Sharpies! Yep, no more buttons can fit there, so it will be fun to see your new jar (or two...) Love your Paris mug, got there once, and fell in love and now my stamp room is done in that theme. Hubby is happy that my "towers" are all in one room now! Winnie#79

Laura said...

Ah, GBBO - I always get the uncontrollable munchies when I'm watching... :(
Your to do post it book looks fab
Laura
81

Glenda Brooks said...

Your desk looks like you have been doing something wonderful! Lots of buttons in that jar! And a whole pile of cut card stock! Are you getting ready for a class?

catherine said...

Hello Julia and everyone. This is my first visit to WOYWW and really looking forward to joining you all again.
x catherine

Karen said...

You do have some beautiful things on your desk. Love the sound of the "To Do Book" maybe we could have a look inside! Just perfect for me and my lack of memory! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 81 x

toni said...

hi Julia glad you've had a bit of crafty time! OMG! how have I missed the Great British Bake Off? I Better get catch up. love the card covering your ipad, and that post it note book looks intriguing toni#85

RosA said...

Hi Julia, Well I've sure missed WOYWW the last few weeks but I always try to drop by even if I'm not playing. Just uploaded a post via my husband's smart phone so can't seem to go back and edit what I have done (?) Will fix the link tomorrow at work :)
LOVED the Aussie version of the Great Bake Off which has just finished here. Am even tempted to buy the book just to look at the pics!
Have a good week,
RosA # 86

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia,

I saw Spyder Lyn and Caro posting in the early hours of the morning so expected them to be at the top!

Short and sweet this week, I am not in the mood.
Carol

Cazzy said...

Forgot to say (how rude) I love the state of your desk this week, and that card is gorgeous!

Avril Ann said...

Happy WOYWW, Julia, I am late up today, so love your desk, hun, and so glad you started this challenge, it is great to see how different people approach their crafting, and I have met some lovely people that I would probably not have met, if i had not started taking part. Hugs Avril#89

Dianne said...

Hey Julia,there is nothing happening on my desk but MDS is in from England and I expect to be having a lovely visit with her, might be able to snoop in the wee hrs of the morn,:O), have a wonderful day..

ike said...

FAB card on there and lovely busy looking desk :-) I don't get UK TV here so not sure what that it :-D
Have a great day.
Hugz

IKE in Greece xxxxxxxxxx

Nan G said...

Bake? A ahh somewhere in the deep dark recesses of my mind I remember that....boy that was a lifetime ago! :) Looks like a little bit of this and a little bit of that going on. Hey, that's my desk! Have a great day! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #92

famfa said...

Love the Bake Off and it is compulsive viewing in our house but we do have to have something nice to eat while we watch it - whoops! Your desk looks lovely with many things to see. Lovely card
Famfa 16 (I think)

BJ said...

Afternoon Julia, I'm a bit late today but my post will explain why - well sort of.
What a super card you received, I'd say expert card maker myself!
BJ#94

Becky said...

Isn't it funny how you have to be in the mood to create? I find myself being more like this the older I get. Hmph.

Nancy said...

The first thing I noticed was your Paris Starbucks mug! I wish I had that mug, Sadly I started my collection 3 yrs ago but when to Paris 4 yrs ago. That's going to bug me all day now! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Not much happening on my desks I am feeling so lethargic these days. Your lil book of post its caught my eye though, I am a post it hoarder, just love them.
gotta make some caffeine now and check out the other woywws.

Gibby Frogett said...

Having our own bake off - as husband in kitchen baking bread while I'm being lazy WOYWW hopping. Great desk - happy WOYWW..Gill #96

StampinCarol said...

I love the card! Annette did a wonderful job on it! And yes, you do need a bigger button jar or start using them more... LOL! And your mug! Love it! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #98

Cazzy said...

No silly, that is the lid to the ribbon jar you are seeing!

Lynn McAuley said...

I so look forward to Wednesdays now to see what you (and the rest) have been up to!!

The word diet keeps cycling through my life! Ugh!

I, too, keep piles of notepad on my desk for jotting down keywords and codes mostly.

I love the beautiful card you received!! I believe that someone IS a card maker after all!

Gita said...

Love the afternoon light on your desk. Pretty Paris coffee mug too. What a neat little "to-do" booklet with different size post it notes.

Nikki said...

I thought I commented last nite but I don't think I hit send DUH!!! so what will you fill your jar with next ?? I've been forcing myself to add flowers to my creations and it has been a challenge in itself. I'm sure you'll figure out somthing for your buttons and books filled with post it's are brilliant !!!
hugs Nikki 10

Nikki said...

I thought I commented last nite but I don't think I hit send DUH!!! so what will you fill your jar with next ?? I've been forcing myself to add flowers to my creations and it has been a challenge in itself. I'm sure you'll figure out somthing for your buttons and books filled with post it's are brilliant !!!
hugs Nikki 10

Kelly said...

Good morning, Everyone! I was so happy to be back to creating this week. Now to get the other table cleared so I can get back to work on the art journals.

In the mean time, I'm working on gifts that MUST go in the mail by Friday.

Julia, glad you've been playing. Yes, food shows seem to drag us in. I watch BBQ Pitmasters.. it's all protein LOL
Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #105

BJ said...

Julia, I am unable to comment on some blogs which seem to want a google+ registration which I am not wishing to do. Is it possible to let people know somehow that commenting isn't straightforward. Thanks BJ#94

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Thank you for the many hours you must spend reading all of your comments and commenting on our blogs. I usually read through all of the comments before mine, but today I am very very late so please forgive me for not doing that! Can I come and play with your button jar? Ali x #104

Belinda said...

Hi Julia!

I love the idea of to T is for to dos with the post its. I just started using post its directly on my wall with tasks I need to do and then I toss them when I complete them. It is very satisfying to see them get done.

I know what you mean about cooking shows. I am trying to stay clear too. I also mute the TV during commercials because 99% of them are food that should not be consumed by anyone. Not sure if it helps. Says the girl that has a handful of chocolate covered almonds infront of her as she is typing this.

Have a blessed day girlfriend!
Belinda (37)

Shoshi said...

Beautiful card, Julia, and a nice busy desk as always.

Thanks for your lovely comment and good wishes for our move. It's all systems go now and there's tons to do before Monday! No doubt we'll get there in the end, and look back on it and wonder how we managed it all!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #72

GrĂ¡inne said...

Hi Julia, I love the little to-do-book (I'm very much into handmade books at the moment :-)) and the card looks absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for your comment earlier today. The piece in purple and blues is a piece of gelli printed fabric I got as a present; will show the lotof it probably these days :-) Suzanne x

Sarah Leonard said...

Linking up some step by step art today - a little whimsical countryside scene.

Thanks so much for hosting!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Emma Made said...

I've just been watching the Great British Bake Off on catch up - it's so addictive! x

Carole said...

I almost forgot to post a comment here, I've been randomly snooping and commenting all over. Thanks for hosting this interesting challenge. I don't post often but I do love to snoop:)Be well Carole #110

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I hope this finds you well! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Rita said...

I'm waiting to see how you re-jar the buttons. ;) #107

CraftygasheadZo said...

Thank you for popping by mine today and leaving a lovely comment. Your desk is always a hive of activity but this faded into the background when I noticed your Paris mug! I love it. Since visiting the wonderful place I am always drawn to anything with Paris on it!! Take care lovely. Have a good week. Zo xxx

Caro said...

Gorgeous card and I love the 'T is to do' book! I am a week behind GBB so don't tell me what happens. Thanks for visiting earlier...I am running somewhat late this week. Thanks for hosting. Caro x (#73)

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I thought your card was an ipad image! wonderful work there!

Sarah Keerie said...

Getting back into the swing of normality :) Love WOYWW gets me doing things xxx

Monica said...

Always encouraging to find someone else who has the exact stuff on her desk week after week. had a terrible moment today when I thought I would have to completely tidy desk and put stuff away to find beading project . Alls well as it turned out to be upside down and unrecognizable where it should be.
Monica 99

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

We're loving the Bake Off. That moustache tape is so cool!

john-w said...

Thanks for your comments Julia. Yes it is good to have Margaret home again. It was a very successful trip for her, although, as you say, emotionally and physically draining. Can't wait to have a holiday now! Thanks for hosting WOYWW - I really have met some lovely people through entering WOYWW. Great fun. John-W #58.

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Moustache tape? I'm with the other ladies - what is moustache tape?

Meanwhile, I completed a mini-studio makeover today. Would love for you to stop by when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2013/09/woyww-lulus-mini-studio-makeover-and.html

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Julia! Yes cooking shows and dieting could be quite difficult together. I have a hard time watching a cooking show because it makes me so hungry. I think your desk is very inspiring because I see markers! Colored markers!!! Colored Sharpie markers...took me all off track. Back to WOYWW. My post took over 6 hours, on and off. Every blogger's nightmare happened including the internet going down. But I did it anyway and came in #125! I'm thinking that not too many are participating this week? Big hugs to you, Rasz

Christine said...

Hello
Sorry I am leaving this comment so late - have been up to the hospital with PJ for his physio and then we went looking for a TV cabnet......I think I will have to blog my day today!!!
Glad the sunshine was shining on you! Good luck with the new Button jar.
Bishopsmate #70

sandysewin said...

So many interesting things on your desk today! Love the card, and that mustache tape is adorable.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #8

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow I really love how you do pictures of your space in all kinds of different lights! All sort of good stuff seem to be going on.

Hugs

Vicky
#127

Carolyn Sadowski said...

#128 here with the latest offerings from my newest workshop "Art of the Gelli-Part II". Today was a good reason to do a bit of organizing so this is what I found on the tables & shelves. The printing plates are called collograph plates...a Gelli plate version of collography.

Sharon Madson said...

Look at all those markers! You have lots of interesting things on your area. :)
Thanks for letting me get in on the fun!
Sharon
#128

Sharon Madson said...

I love all the interesting things on your area.
Sharon
#128

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your desk looks very lively. Blessings!

Kim said...

Julia, Sorry I'm late with this comment, got taken out for a loooong lunch yesterday so no time for stopping by anywhere.

Thank you for your snoop to me and sharing your ideas - going to give it a go

Have a great week
Kim (Daisy)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Another wonderful card! I love British television, most of the shows I watch on Netflix are Brit. Hugs! Thanks for another great hop!

cyndee starr said...

buttons, a girl just can't have enough.

Mary said...

Lots of desks to look at. Love your "to do list", that is partly covered. Love the Paris mug. My diet requires compulsive viewing also.....would rather it be eating. Off to have a snoop I go!

Neet said...

Late entering and now late commenting. Have been busy as I went to a show yesterday. Mega spend - I bought, amongst my rubber stamps, dies, lace etc - some clothing! Yep - I did say Mega!
Have a good week.
Hugs, Neet xx

Brenda B said...

Don't re-home the buttons girl, use them!! The desk looks sort of cozy and comforting this week! Can't believe that anything from Annette would be less than stunning. After hitting a high of 35C this week it's now a paltry 10C with a low of 3C tonight (Friday)... so I get to wear the lovely cowl you made me for the first time today. It's keeping my neck beautifully toasty!

Hugs
Brenda 16