Wednesday, 27 November 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 234

..and in the blink of an eye, we're back!  Now then, gentle Desker, this is especially for those of you who tell me that you don't like to actually photograph your desk because it was too untidy...huh?
It doesn't look too bad, does it.  This taken in the glum daylight of Tuesday afternoon.  It is relatively untouched since, and will remain so until this afternoon...apparently, I have real work to do.  But then...it might gve me time to work out exactly what I'm doing with the part finished card you see in the middle.  If I remove the basket from the shot and alter my angle a bit, you can really see how much is going on!

It looks as bad as it is.  Unfinished cards, remnants of wrapping paper, the tin of sponges for the Distress Inks (which aren't actually in use on this particular work in progress), a small card at the back which I've discarded...it looks like a Christmas tree stuck on a car tax disc.  No, it really does.  If you aren't in Britain, please just take my word for it! 

So there y'are, you can see what my immediate future plan is.  Time to share your own crafty future with us.  Post a pic of your work surface on your blog, put WOYWW in the title and link here please.  Eventually, we'll visit.  More a threat than a promise!


75 comments:

Sharon Madson said...

I am first to make a comment, but not first on the names! I love your messy desk and that unfinished Christmas card!
Sharon # 3 (I think)

Brenda B said...

It's still red and white, but at least now I can see that it's Christmas and not Valentine's Day. I like the little trees, but the car tax thing made me laugh. You'll get there, you always do.

Hugs
Brenda 1

RosA said...

Hi Julia, Your desk looks fine. Suitably creative. This is probably the week for cards. As for not showing one's desk if it is too messy ... well I can't see the point of showing off a tidy desk with nothing happening, which is why I have been absent :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Excited to see your post is up, now I can go to bed and forget the Scheduling for mine to appear. I love your little polka dot trees. Glad to see your stacks, piles and fun. Have a lovely WOYWW and I would love to have your natural light.

Create With Joy said...

Julia,

How come your desk always looks artsy and beautiful (even "in progress" and mine always looks such a mess?)

Happy WOYWW from #5 I think!

Create With Joy
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trisha too said...

Doesn't look bad at all, Julia!

:)

Eliza said...

I like it like this, it looks good and really creative. Hey if you are talking about that square card I was admiring it, I really like it, really I do.

Happy Wednesday
Hugs Eliza 12

Robyn said...

I'll see your mess and raise you, I dropped everything in my baskets right after I took the picture.......
thanks as ever for the snoop around.
Robyn 14

Sandy Leigh said...

Well I am definitely not in Britain...so I will take your word for it...but I do love seeing all that wonderful card making and those little red Christmas trees are adorable! This is the week I'll finally get to my Christmas cards. We have a thing called "Black Friday" the day after Thanksgiving with crazy shopping hours and enormous sales, so I hope to score some fab Christmas papers and things. Hugs dear crafty friend! Sandy Leigh #16

Darnell J Knauss said...

We ALL have messy desks once we get full into Christmas. I always have more little bits and bobs and new goodies than I have cards to put them on, so it's like an ongoing game of Whack-a-Mole picking up and putting down! In any case, all our desks look truly festive when they are wearing their Christmas papers and ribbons!! And yours is very festive, indeed, Julia!

Have a great week and don't be mad that I posted early, pretty please with sugar on it! Hugs, Darnell #17

Nan G said...

Creating in process! Love the little polka dot trees. Car tax sticker, huh? Is that why it is being discarded, reminds you of the tax?! :)) Oh darling birdies on the tag over on the iPad chair! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #21

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Okay Julia back to commenting instead of doing it kept on reading various posts below :D loved the ugly blobs (very useful) and the spike :D

.. been way for while and sorry for that you do know how it is and totally think you are amazing that you are here week in week out!!

Mm no idea what the tax round thingy is but take your word for it.. sounds like you craft like me with vague idea where your going doesn't work put it aside for a while..
or so etc :D
Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #22 I think

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Julia - first from Britain to comment, I think - that's 'cos I couldn't sleep! I see what you mean about the car tax disk - but it's a lovely little card - don't give up on it. Have a great week.
Margaret #26

VonnyK said...

When I first saw your second photo I thought you had a huge tin of licorice allsorts but it's just sponges, talk about a let down. Love your little trees and that white paper with the numbers but most of all I love seeing your messy desk. Things just wouldn't be right with a tidy desk.
Have a great week,
Von #27

Hammers said...

Messy desk is the name of the game Julia and as an expat I cracked up about your discarded card...I am really sorry, but you are so right it does look like a tax disc...recovery might be possible..Cx #30

Andrea said...

your desk always looks good even when untidy!...there is always lots of interesting things to see... like the cute tag on the stand that round stamp with hearts and swirls to the left even the box of sponges looks cool . I love that embossing folder you've used and your right it does look like a tax disk tee hee. The little Christmas tress are sweet and I love the red Dotty ones.Your photos aren't dull in fact it looks quite bright and sunny and compared to my very dull photos taken in the dark earlier(I did put the light on or they would have been even less boring photos!).Happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week, thanks for being an outstanding host again.crafty hugs Andrea x

Andrea said...

oops nearly forgot #29 Andrea x

Belinda Basson said...

I feel bad and like I need to apologise when my desk is too tidy, cos then there is nothing to see...how funny is that! No chance of that today though, there is almost too much to see. LOL!

Maxam Made said...

Hi Julia, your desk looks great! messy yes, but totally in sync with creativity! Love the colors and I spy a pack of stablio pens on your shelf, I have a sett too, Love'um!! have a great week!
Ginny Maxam#19

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the bright red Christmas tree silhouettes and the fun ways in which you're using them. Have a marvelous Thanksgiving day. Blessings!

Helen Campbell said...

Ah, thanks for sharing your mess, although it looks like work in progress to me.
I took the plunge and am also sharing some mess from my studio. :)
Thanks for hosting!

Helen said...

Untidy looks better on a desk than the floor... I like the card you've rejected, it looks fine to me, and I really like those red trees. Have a great day, hope the "real work" doesn't get in the way for too long. Helen (who didn't get up in the middle of the night to link this week) #34

Jackie said...

The messy desk is a far more productive desk I tend to find..... Well that's the case we me... It means lots of crafting no time to tidy!
So I love the messy desk
Jackie 39
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Lynda Beazley said...

I like your red christmas trees but I do agree about the tax disc! Tell you what send it to a lovely friend on the other side of the globe!
Have a happy week
Lynda B # 39

sara j said...

How funny....we must all be our own worst critics. I like the little tree in back. i liked the red tree in the basket shot, but now that I can see the gorgeous embossing on the card in progress, I REALLY like that. Such a fun time of year to make cards. And I think it's just that time of year for messy desks. It occurred to me today I should probably take a picture of my table across the room that accumulates everything...maybe next week. Enjoy your days.
Sara j #37

Annie said...

Love your messy space today....sounds like mine will be full of boxes very soon so it's messy time ahead for me too and then a whole new look in the new year. :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Donna Wheat said...

Its not that messy really, just creative. It does look a bit like a tax disc, have a good week, Donna #44

fairy thoughts said...

Morning Julia
Nah that's not messy just a work in progress, I have seen much worse. ... Mine!
Have a good week
Janet

jill said...

Happy Wednesday to you Julia, Some lovely Christmas cards in the process of being made & love the robin tag . Jill

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Your desk looks a lot like mine does this week!

But I'm having technical difficulties and can't upload my pix - so meanwhile have a gander at my birthday dinner instead!

http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2013/11/woyww-26-nov-2013-tech-difficulties-and.html

Peace,
LuLu

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Yes, it does look like a Xmas Tree on a tax disc!! I am missing making Xmas cards after seeing your pictures - but at least now I can make time for getting on with scrapbooking and my sewing machine - and I will have lots of crafty stash to sell now. More money to pay off the credit card (or buy fabric to use on the sewing machine!). Ali x #49

misteejay said...

You made me chuckle with your 'tax disk' comment.

Toni xx

BJ said...

But I really like the red Christmas tree on the red circle and didn't see it as your description at all until you mentioned it, and still not that much. BJ#51 again!

Twiglet said...

I think we all get a "tax disc" moment at times! Mt little C cards will probably have trees on too this tear. Oh and I love the Thermo stuff ideas below - think I will buy some for me and Annie to play with. x Jo

Mrs.D said...

So can anyone tell me why my messy desk is just messy and other people''messy'desks are creatively busy? Lots going on on your untidy desk there, love those red trees.
Bless you for hosting WOYWW it is such fun.
Chris #47

Bernice said...

Well, you know the old saying Julia - 'a creative mess is better than idle tidiness!' From an equally messy whole craft room - thankfully you only get to see the desk!!
Bernice #54

Julie Ann Lee said...

Now, Julia, I have to be honest...when I first glanced at your desk something really stood out and I thought, 'What is that tax disc doing on Julia's desk?' On closer inspection I realized that this is a really pretty card. I have a headache, you see and I wasn't wearing my specs as I should have been! So I suppose at first, yes, it does look like a tax disc, but it's far prettier! I love all the festive busyness on your desk and it doesn't look that messy to me - just fun. Who said looking at 'tidy' is good for the soul - it just makes me envious? Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

PS So busy nattering I forgot to put my number! Julie Ann #55

Lisa-Jane said...

LOL! You did make me laugh with the tax disc comment - can you whip off the tree and layer up something else before replacing the tree? (I love those trees by the way). #53

Scrappekatten said...

Hello everyone

It is great to have time to get back in here. From now on I will try to participate every week

Karen Ives said...

I heard Tax Disc cards were the new best thing!
Have a great week.
Karen #59

Uniflame said...

I love what I see on your desk :) I wish I has the time to do some x-mas crafting :) Looks so cozy. I really want to work with distress ink myself. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

I only have 8 cards finished and need over 100 done. Like yesterday!!! Ugh! I feel your bad, truly.

Your cards are looking quite lovely, car tax decal or not, lol! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Jackie said...

Good morning Julia, I added a picture, for you, to my blog this week as well as my mess for this week :) xx

ike said...

Super busy desk and lovely embossing on that card. Maybe you could just stick the Chrimbo tree creation in the car instead of a Tax Disc.... do you think you'd get away with it ???? hee hee !!! :-D

Happy WOYWW #234

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Laura said...

Actually, I quite like the tax disk card! Know anyone who works for the DVLA?! :D
So good to be back desking this week,
Laura
:)
65

Christine said...

Happy WOYWW Julia.
Thank you for cheering me up, letting me know what day it is, but above all - letting me know I am 'same as'.
Love the creativity, love the liquorice allsorts .... oops! sorry! box of sponges :-)
BTW - last week's comment - well spotted, I didn't realise the stencil was a frame for hanging cross stitch - still has me laughing at myself!!!
Bishopsmate #66

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia,you desk looks like some action is going on, mine has been they same for days, at a complete stand still.I'm interested in the pile on you tiny stand, that looks very interesting and red trees, are they red in England LOL, they are cute.. Hope you do what ever you want to today...Big hugs...

Victoria said...

Beautiful colorful desk..how I love those little red christmas tree cutouts, especially the polkadot ones..gorgeous festive card..lovely tins and dazzling creativity as always! Haven't played in a while...thanks for hosting always!
Victoria #68

Marit said...

I love what is going on on your desk, but I'm especially intrigued by that little tag with the birdies on the easel (is it a small easel?) LOVE IT!!! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #70

Louise B said...

I love the little red polka dot Christmas trees. It wouldn't have occurred to me that it looked like a tax disc until you mentioned it!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Messy? Nahh!!! Love what's going on, especially that little robin tag! Chris72

Glenda Brooks said...

I didn't get to play today as I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving! Love the red polka dot paper showing on your desk!

Winnie said...

Wow, you are in Holiday mode! Love the trees and that fun embossing you did on the card so far! I haven't started mine, as I am still in Thanksgiving mode here. (That tag in the background is darling!!) Winnie#74

Angie said...

Lovely, lovely creative mess! I don't mind sharing a messy desk when I have one I just have to clean in between projects lol!
Angie #75

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope you didn't miss me too much last week! I just ran out of time between resting and crafting. But all is okay. Loving your desk as always a real look into your world. Loving your cards and yes I see what you mean by the tax disc!! lol Take care lovely. Zo xx 76

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What fun to see the holiday season is starting on your workdesk! I keep promising myself to start early but I have so many projects that I want to do this year! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Pat Langley said...

I love it that you are busy making cards. Reminds me to "get to it" soon.Thanks for hosting this site. It is inspiring to see what others are doing.

Laura said...

I think there's something really fun about festive holiday messy desks this time of year. It kind of makes you feel warm and fuzzy at the love of crafting that unites us all, all around the world. Wishing you a very happy WOYWW from snowy upstate New York! ~ Laura #77

Gita said...

Cute cards. Is that felt trees? So adorable, especially the polka dots. And your desk isn't messy at all!!

Peg Robinson said...

Morning Julia - Well it is morning here. I love to see a messy desk. I know you are working on things when I see things pulled out. All we need is a small clean surface to start something. The ornament with the heart design has my interest. Have a great day. Peg R # 83

sandysewin said...

Since I have no idea what a car tax disc is, it looks just fine to me. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

Caro said...

Loving the two different angles and the way the basket hides the mess in the first photo! Thanks for hosting as always. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#60)

Jan Ltc said...

Thanks for sharing. xx Jan (85)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So are you going to run around now and stick Christmas trees to people's car plates? That would be entertaining.

Robin Spitzer said...

Love all your little Christmas trees all gussied up! Yeppers, there are your glasses....Had to look for them...I am the where is waldo girl...

Hugs, Robin 87

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, I'm here, better late than never maybe!

I like your polka dot trees!

Carol #93

JoZart said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Chr........., you know the rest! At least you've made a start on your cards. I think I'm thinking about it.
Why don't you stick the tax disc in the car window for a bit of festive cheer?
love Jo x

~Rasz~ said...

I love your busy desk, with lots of pretty projects in the making and fun stuff to play with. Hugs, Rasz #88

DeDe Haysom said...

I do like your desk, those Christmas trees are gorgeous. Hope you have a great week and happy crafting... Happy Crafting and WOYWW DeDe #42

Daniella said...

Your desk looks awesome to me!! The red Christmas tree is so cute!
xxDaniella#73

JoelMcBride said...

You've got some fun stuff going on there!

Joel, aka Barf Snoodlefart #94

jan spencer said...

Hi Julie
You look super busy, and the colours on your desk look very festive,

Jan 79

Debbie Rock said...

Hiya Julia ... have been away from blogland for a while but am back WOYWW'ing this week and taking the chance to see your wonderful workroom again! Love all your creativity and "stuff" ... very happy crafting to you! Love Debbie #56 xXx

famfa said...

very late this week, sorry. lovely productive busy desk x
famfa 2