Wednesday, 26 February 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 247

Well, considering what I plan to do and what I had planned, my desk is disturbingly untouched since last Thursday.  Events, as they say, have overtaken me.  Still, at least there's something to see that isn't just a mess!

See, last Wednesday afternoon was spent in the company of craft friends, and in the pursuit of craft shops.  No problem, straight to Snazzy's at Swindon.  On the basis that I have cards to make for the Marathon, I managed to score the two Hero Arts sets you see on my desk.  Love 'em.  Not sure if they'll appear in the Marathon though, but it was a very convincing excuse! My phone and ipad are in view, together they make look like an Apple jerk. My glasses are on my head, as a hair band, naturally.  So the case is empty; I'm in the habit of using it because it makes me happy. You can clearly see Brilliance ink pads.  Using them feels a bit like a blast from the past, but I love them, and the water colour thing I've been doing with them is, if I say so myself, very pretty!
And the elephant on the desk is the Diet Doodle Book.  A really fab gift from Laura who knows that I've been on a diet for the last six centuries, and knows too that I need to write stuff down to stay focused.  This doodly approach is fab, I might share some of it - kinda like journaling without having to make your own pages!  
There's a recent post about joining in this WOYWW lark that elicited a lot of response and so gentle reader, please would you cast your eye over it too, at some stage...just to brush up on the housekeeping of all these desks.  Thank you!
Meanwhile, link away so that we may visit....

85 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

"The elephant on the desk" indeed. and it looks like several of us had your housekeeping post in mind when we created our posts this week.

I don't care for clear stamps, but what's not to love about coffee, chocolate, and even wine?

Daniella said...

HHmmmmm. I'm going to have to check out this housekeeping post. Hope I didn't manage to make a mess!!
I'm #2 this week!! WOO HOO! I'm not sure if that is a good thing?
xxDaniella#2

Daniella said...

ACK! I forgot to remove the *giveaway* from my name! I'm so sorry to lead the people the wrong way! I am having a giveaway next week! *sigh*
xxD

505whimsygirl said...

H
Hello Julia. Your desk looks like it's waiting for you. I noticed the elephant in the room and I thought it was great! I think I might look for it on Amazon. I'm trying to let my hair grow out so I know how to use my glasses as a headband; doesn't that work out well! happy WOYWW

Hugs,
Kay

Robyn said...

Doodling burns calories? Who knew!
robyn 4

Nikki C said...

Loved your housekeeping post SO True!!! I remember when we started numbering was soo long ago and made it so easy to reply :)
Look at all the fun stuff on your desk inks and Coffee stamps mmm Coffee :) I think I might have to make a mocha decaf
Have a wonderful nite hugs Nikki #17 this week

Nikki C said...

I still have my candy going on too for an extra chance pop in on my post too and say hi.

Sandy Leigh said...

Well all I can say is, a diet doodle diary is a revolutionary idea! I eat in doodles...it would be perfect! A diet journal now sounds far too serious. And I love that coffee thing. You always give me a new idea every week Julia. As far as dieting though...let's just do like the French, and eat a croissant! Hugs dearest!

RosA said...

Oh dear, please don't say those Brilliance ink pads are out of fashion. I love them but I don't have those colours so am tempted to go buy them straight away! That's the power of your desk! :)
I read the housekeeping post too. I liked (and agreed with) everything you had to say :)
RosA # 19

April Story said...

Is that the ink you used to make the card with the red ink and the little stamp. I can't remember exactly what you called it. I really like the card.
And I can totally relate to the diet - I've been on one since I was in middle school. April #21

Sue from Oregon said...

6 centuries? LOL Me and Weight Watchers are best of friends too! Silly girl! When I use my glasses for a headband they get all tangled in my hair...I just can't be that withit I guess LOL-imagine that tangle mess! Great desk this week!

trisha too said...

BLESS YOU, dear, dear Julia, for your kind suggestion about turning off word verification!

Really, truly, the bane of blog comment-leavers all around the world.

And back again.

:)trisha
#20ish this week with
Jedi mind tricks


peggy apl said...

I always enjoy your posts, Julia and it's so nice to have the familiar pattern of posting on Wednesdays to make me feel like I am getting back to normal. The doodling diary looks interesting! Happy WOYWW!

Nikki Davey said...

Love your new stamps - any excuse I say!

Like the idea of diet doodling too

Hammers said...

Busy desk..love the new stamps, you have one that says bacon! Amazing.I too love Brilliance ink pads. Why a blast from the past? Cx #29

jill said...

Some fab new stamps on your desk Julia . Hero arts make some great stamp don't they . Happy woyww jill #26

Belinda Basson said...

Those stamps would have come home with me too if I had seen them!

BJ said...

Sorry but I can't see any elephants on your desk! But the big button looks cool nestling there. BJ and no mention of a number just like you said in the housekeeping.

Jackie said...

I always look and see how many people join in WOYWW and how many leave a comment ..... There is normally about twenty or so comments less!!!!! It amazes me that people don't all leave a comment! ..... On a brighter note yea !! It's getting lighter out there in the mornings and still light at tea time is spring on the way!
Jackie 32

Shaz Brooks said...

Hiya Julia, coffee stamps- yummy- what more could a girl want? (Just had to retype this, I had my caps lock on, lol). I've got quite a few Brilliance pads- like you say, a bit of a blast from the past, I bought loads when I first started, hardly use them at all now. I'll be interested to see what you are doing with them, might make me use mine more. Have a smashing week, Hugs, Shaz xx

peggy gatto said...

What elephant?
have a great wednesday!!!!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh it's always fun to take a day and just pick up a few little items. I like the colors of the Brillance Pads and I could use the Doodle Diary..nothing seems to work with weight for me.
I enjoyed your post on WOYWW postings. I've always wondered about the # thing changing.
Enjoy the week. Thanks for hosting.

Helen said...

Great desk, but even more am I envious of you paying a visit to Snazzy's!!! Happy WOYWW

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Fab prezzy from Laura! Hope it helps...
Sorry about my two entries, didn't think the first had taken. Please could you delete the second?
Xxxx

Claire said...

Hello, my dear, I'm trusting I've posted in accordance with the rules! I confess there were several I didn't know though I've been doing this a while...
Have a happy WOYWW :)
no. 35

Karen Ives said...

Love the idea of the Diet Doodle Book. Have a good week. Karen #47

Donna Wheat said...

Great to be going shopping with crafty friends, can't wait to go to the NEC with mine, Donna

Gill Edwards said...

i can see a theme emerging with those stamps, nice purchase. The doodle diary sounds fun too.
Gill x

Annie said...

Hi Julia, I've checked out the housekeeping blog and it works for me :-) Think I need an elephant on my desk at the mo....if only he could find somewhere to sit :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Eliza said...

Ok my brain is now officially in overload I have just caught up on 3 posts LOL Hey I am with you on the apple products but I also have the mini as well as the standard ipad and phone. The mini for reading my books LOL Diets are for blowing and cheating on, just go for a good healthy eating all the time then all should be fine, with exercise. Loved the tea bag post too by the way, sounds brilliant.

Happy crafting and yes I am leaving my link because I can.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 52
Happy WOYWW to you

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, firstly thanks for the housekeeping post, wondered why my number changed a couple of times, thought I was going mad. Secondly thank you so much for running this post because I really look forward to Wednesdays and posting my desk and then checking out others...I don't ever get to everyone with comments but I look. Love those Hero Art Stamps. Cheers and have a great week RobynO

misteejay said...

Now were you hanging from the ceiling or balancing precariously on something for that great shot of your desk?

Toni xx

Karen Busby said...

New stamps...lovely! I too have new stamps and am desperately trying to make time to use them lol. Thank you for WOYWW and have a lovely, crafty week.
Love Karen x

lisa said...

I had to laugh at the combination of those stamps and the diet doodle book, Julia..sounds like my kind of diet!!
I haven't played with brilliance inks for years, time for a revival I think.
hugs Lisax

glitterandglue said...

Morning, Julia. Thanks for the Housekeeping post - lots of useful stuff for us all to remember now there are getting to be so many great folk who are there eagerly awaiting your Wednesday postings.
Great desk this morning - think maybe I should have an elephant too!!
Oh well...
Have a great week.
Margaret

Antonia said...

Morning Julia, I will check the housekeeping page as I have not been around for a while and the "rules" may have changed.Your desk looks tidy today and please dont get too bogged down with the diet journal, life is for living
Toni #61

Twiglet said...

Like the idea of the doodle book and yes I checked our housekeeping arrangements too - perfect! Thanks lots for everything you do Julia. x Jo

Angela said...

Hi Julia, great desk, the diet doodles is a fabulous idea :)don't forget to treat yourself, chocolate works best for me! Happy WOYWW, it's good to be back again and at number 62 - wow, big achievement for me to post this early!

Best wishes

Angela, Angelgreetings #62
xx

Lynn Holland said...

ive stopped bothering with glasses cases now as my glasses are permanently on top of my head.
But gets me is how come the half dozen pair of ready specs I have all end up in the same room

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab sunshine today, it's here too! Love your elephant on the desk idea. I have one too, but mine is for drawing. Yep I want to draw more so Debs bought me a similar book with drawing prompts!! Fab fun and helps too. I'm on a diet/healthy eating thing too. Lost half a stone. I've put one 2 stone due to meds and decrease in activity so got to watch what I eat but don't worry I still have a treat now and again! Take care lovely. Zo xx

Angela Radford said...

Thanks for the housekeeping post as a newie it's just what I needed.
Lovely and sunny here so off to walk the dogs then desk hopping. Angela x 69

Sue said...

I love looking at your desk, as there's always another object to find:)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ha! I'm loving the fact that you can buy a set of stamps which includes the words patience and bacon together! No idea why that tickles me!

Grove Walker said...

Hero Arts have always been so good and they have a great reputation. The diet doodle book is a fun idea

Elizabeth said...

Morning Julia, love the look of the 'elephant on the desk' - look forward to seeing your diet doodles - that's from a 'been on a diet for six centuries' fellow who's not sure that anything can help with the discipline needed to stay on any diet :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx #72

Queenie Jeannie said...

I had to laugh when I saw your Hero Arts stamp set, as I JUST got that one in myself!!! I've used it for three cards already, which naturally, I've forgotten to photograph and they've been shipped off already, lol! But still, it's sort of a thrill to see someone else with the same stuff. Why is that, I wonder??

I hope you enjoy them all too, and have a lovely week! :)

Anneliese said...

http://anaslua2.blogspot.fr/2014/02/tast-stitch-101-spring-and-future-lego.html
Here you can find my working desk - reduced to a corner of the dining table. - and please scroll down to the two last photos where you can see what I am at.
Very scrappy but also from the stash.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Diet Doodles - is that food you want to eat but can't or food you are supposed to eat! Love the idea! I have to wear my specs around my neck on a chain - kept forgetting they were on my head! Chris75

Glenda Brooks said...

How nice to have a little outing and shop for craft supplies! I did that yesterday and was so intent on getting out the door I forgot to do my post for a blog hop. I got a call right in the middle of Hobby Lobby and was told my link was not working. Well....that's because I didn't do my post. So I came home like a good girl and did the post. Just 4 hours late...oh my; I had to apologize! Love your desk by the way!

StampinCarol said...

I seen your Housekeeping page yesterday and it was great for the newbie. Love the Hero Arts stamps. I have a bunch but not those. Your "elephant" looks interesting. Happy WOYWW and thanks for bringing all us together!
Carol N #81

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia, craft shopping with friends, that's sounds like big fun, our one and only shop near me is closing, now it's just Micheal's is left to shop at. Your desk is always full of goodies for us to look at, the stamps are great, and those pads are a lovely color, I hope to see some of your cards soon, thanks for being our wonderful hostess, I'm off and will be around the desk this afternoon, have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS)))...

Karen said...

Just popping by again in between dialysis sessions. It's great to be back crafting, albeit on a small scale at the moment. Take care, Karen x

Patsy Paterno said...

What a cute idea- the diet doodle book! I think any project that gets you to doodle will be fun- hope it helps as well! :^) patsy

Shoshi said...

Love the idea of doodling as a dietary aid, Julia. Must try this with my Zentangles!

Shoshi #86

Sharon Madson said...

Your doodly journal sounds interesting.:) I must have really missed something last week. I have the scrambled word turned off on my Blog. I don't think you have to join google to comment on my Blog either. Again, this is such a fun Blog Hop, and thank you for hostessing it. :)

Katie D said...

Diet doodle pad! What a cool idea! Thank you for hosting! It's been quite a while since I've played along, and I'm happy I made it back today

Katie (88)

Pat Langley said...

Hi Julie,
I like that Diet Doodle book. Might make it fun! Sometimes my desk doesn't change much either, but that usually means I'm working at the easel, like this week.

S said...

So many things about this post made me smile. I understand about being overtaken by events and we won't even go there on the diet issue. It's always a pleasure to drop by and join in. Have a great week.

Nan G said...

Yes my heart strings are tugged by Brilliance inks! Even with all my purging of crafty stuff I kept those! :) I may not have an iPhone but I lourves my iPad! Cell phone service in the States is sooo expensive and iPhones tend to use a lot of data (sheepish grin). Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G

Lindart said...

sounds like a lovely time shopping and buying! I like Hero Arts stamps too!
Lindart

Krisha said...

I am one that has hung onto my Brilliance ink pad too, love'em!

So you've only been dieting for six centuries? Why your still new at it....LOL Doodle Diary looks interesting, hope you share some of the pages, even if they are empty.

Not linking this week, as this morning I am going to meet with a very good friend and go stash shopping (grin) she is not a "crafty" person, but wants a hobby. She did a crewel picture for me years ago ( yes crewel dates me LOL) and I think that is where her talents may still be. I think any kind of needle work falls into the "crafty" category.

So I'm off now to check out a few more desk while finishing my coffee, then let the day begin!

Great stamps you snagged. I have a similar set and they make the best magnets to give to friends.

Have a super fantastic week Oh Queen of WOYWW!

Deb said...

Fabulous new stamps there, love that there is a BACON stamp in there! My son would love that one!
Have a great week!
Debxx

Kelly said...

Love the doodle book. What a cool idea. You can doodle the foods you have a taste for rather than eat them. Good plan. And I love the HA stamp set. I see the word BACON. LOL Got my attention.

Hugs & Creative Blessings! Kelly #95

Angie said...

Sometimes I think things get in the way to keep us from becoming bogged down in monotony, well at least I can tell myself that :) You are in good company on the dieting, I suspect just about everyone at some point either is or has been.
Angie

Karin said...

Cool new stamps, especially the one that says "bacon"!
Happy Wednesday,
Karin #99

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm totally curious about these new stamps, especially the one that says chocolate, coffee, wine, and bacon... what a weird list.

Have a happy desk day!

sandysewin said...

Love everything on your desk, including the eyeglass case, and am quite interested in hearing more about the Doodle Diary.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Neet said...

Think I have come to the end of the water retention and now I am gaining chocolate weight. Oh dear, I need taking in hand - what is this doodly approach?
Love how you use your glasses, wish I could use mine like that - I can't see without them these days - your time will come dear Julia, your time will come.
Hugs, Neet 66 xx

Susan said...

Julia...I love your sense of humor!

Carole said...

Interesting I like to doodle...diet...not much. I'd like to hear more about that. The coffee stamps are cute, could have used them this week.Thanks for sharing. Be well ~ Carole 101

Annie Claxton said...

My desk is also untouched since last Friday evening's last-minute panic to finish stuff before going away - no time to play since we got home. Hope you get some crafty time in this week - love the doodly diet diary idea :o) Annie #108

Lea.H said...

Love the stamps! :) Lx

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm glad you explained it because I couldn't for the life of me work out what it said! I thought it was something Poodle Play! I'm so daft... ;-)

Roberta B said...

Thank you Julia for stopping in. I didn't get to see anyone till now. We had to take my daughters dog back to Columbus ( a 3hour drive to have his staples out and 3 hours back ) it kinda killed the day you can say. But I got a pack of new markers.. oh I'm so bad! Roberta :-)

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Hero Arts makes some of my favorite stamps. I am joining you for the first time today! Diane #111

DeDe Haysom said...

It seems there's only one thing worse than rude people, that's rude people on a mission...I think it's the same everywhere...Gee! I thought us Aussies were unique....lol Have a great week.

MaggieC said...

Thanks for your visit, Julia, and sorry I am so late returning, but life took over yesterday with loads of phone calls and having to visit umpteen different places to get a couple of things I needed. Your desk is so tidy this week, not like mine. I rather suspect my desk will now remain untouched for the next week as I need to knit a scarf and a shawl for my littlest granddaughter in nine days - oooh eck! By the way, I was up late and early with not a lot of sleep in between. Too much stuff flying round in my head. Have a good week. xx Maggie #7

Kim said...

I loved my Brilliance inks...but true, haven't used them in a while..what watercolor technique are you doing?

Caro said...

Running late this week! Thanks for hosting and sharing as usual. I love the idea of the Diet Doodle Diary...As someone who badly needs to lose weight this year, I may have to investigate further! Happy Belated WOYWW. Caro x (#64)

Mrs E said...

Hi, I love your blog! Please check out my lovely Etsy shop selling some very cute handcarved & made to order stamps! It'd mean the world to me!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ParkerPenguin?ref=si_shop

Julia Dunnit said...

I have published your comment Mrs E, but deleted your link from the WOYWW list this week. a direct link to your etsy shop isn't at all what WOYWW is about...join in by all means, mention your shop now and then by all means! but this isn't a shop hop, it's a blog Hop.

SueH said...

It’s nice to see that in my absence things star the same and that your desk is still as cluttered creative as ever.
Loving the idea of the Diet Doodle Diary. It must be much more fun focusing in doodling than the actual food. Maybe something like that might help me on my quest to lose weight because quite frankly, I think I’ve lost the plot when it comes to sticking to my diet.

Thanks for stopping by this week and …………….
Happy Crafting!
Sue (98)
x

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