Wednesday, 5 March 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 248

Here's some real news.  Stuff I never imagined I'd be writing about.  It's WOYWW's fifth anniversary at the end of May.  28th May to be precise.  Easier, it's week 260. I can hardly believe it.  Suffice to say, if you need notice...here it is. We're going to mark the anniversary. With a list chain ATC swap, just as we did last year.  It will sound familiar to many of you, and I hope not boring. I will, as time trots towards week 260, set up a page with how and how and how and how.  You get to send an ATC to one person, or make a bunch of them to send to erm, a bunch of people.  So yesterday's post suddenly seems really apposite, huh.  See, this blog isn't just thrown together you know.  *cough*

Meanwhile, and without further ado..here's my desk, that's what you're here for.
It's displaying my best skill...the push back technique.  My ipad is hiding behind the 'Old Chap' and other cards.  I'm listening to Pride and Prejudice whilst I play with my new stamps. I have a handful of new stamps and will be boring you with them very shortly. For a long time.  
Join me do - show me and inspire me - you know you can.

82 comments:

MaggieC said...

I just woke up, so now I am going back to sleep against, having linked. Speak to you again in the morning. xxx Maggie

MaggieC said...

Should be again not against. xxx Maggie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am still pinching myself, too. I was sure I wouldn't be doing this dance for FIVE years, but here I am, still plugging away. I've seen some come, and some go, but YOU, dear friend are always here each Wednesday.

BTW, you can drink your wine, I'll have my coffee (grin). That almost reminds me of some song lyrics.

voodoo vixen said...

I'm back! LOL... I love the stamp set you have on your desk, it looks like heaps of fun and the card... totally spiffing old chap!!

StampinCarol said...

I just checked in before getting ready for bed and seen you "live". Decided to join in since I'll be busy in the morning. I like the stamp set that you have showing. I like Hero Arts. I've been enjoying my past year + with you and hope to keep on. Thanks for a great time!
Carol N #4

Janene McAnally said...

Lol I love your push back method..haha I do it all the time!! But the trouble the space I get to create in seems to get smaller too! Love getting new stamps...hell I just love getting new art/crafty stuff..an addition I tell ya hehe. One that I don't want to recover from :-). I can't believe that it will be WOYWW 5 yr anniversary wow you have created something wonderful..thanks Julia!! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #9

Nikki Davey said...

Neat card.

I really like the stamp set too -not that I need anymore having just sorted my clears into a new system I think I have enough now.

glitterandglue said...

Morning, Julia. Seeing as how I woke up, then thought I'd see if you were up too!!!
I love the technique of pushing it back - use it a lot myself!
Have a great week.
Margaret

Eliza said...

Really apt stamp set on your desk for a Brit, gave me a chuckle. I do like the push back technique, I might have to use it soon with my sorting. Have a great week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14

Monica said...

Face itJulia of Many Names you are a star.

Great idea and so far your head is still on your neck and you are not wearing a crown. Girl this is a great diversion you created. Better go. I hurt my Latissimus something muscle that holds my reconstructed boob in place and may have silicone leaking into my system. Over dramatic at worst boob has moved and heading to armpit hide out.

April Story said...

Now that is a true crafter's desk. Lovin the chalk board sentiments.
April

Nikki C said...

Very kewl stamp set and Coffee or tea are the ones I'd use most for sure hugs Nikki 7

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great Desk...loving the chalk details, and the fun of ATC's once again...man time flies by when you are having fun. Can't wait. Anxious to be bored with your new stamps. I want to do more of that this year.
Happy WOYWW, enjoy the week and THANKS

Andrea said...

looking forward to the Anniversary ATC swap, last year was my first ever ATC attempt and yep you guessed this year will be my second, hopefully I will manage more than one this time!... Sorry I cant inspire you much this week but will try harder for next :-)I'm loving the "push back" technique and the great stamps on show...looks great on the black card. It's good to be back and have a great week ahead ,will be visiting folks after work .thanks and crafty hugs Andrea x #31

Krisha said...

Well, I'm back this week, strong with withdrawals!!

An other anniversary? already? Loved playing along last year, so will be looking forward to it again this year.

Nice stash of new stamps, love the "old chap" one.

Oh dear! my pillow is now calling my name, and I haven't even made my T-day rounds yet. G-ma duty interrupted that. So must do that tonight so I can desk hop with a cuppa coffee in the morning.

Sandy Leigh said...

I'm going to bed Julia it is almost 11:30 pm here in the USA and way past my bedtime- but before I do, I had to tell you how obsessed I am with those clear stamps on your mighty desk that have some of my favorite words like "coffee" and "bacon" and "bling." I might dream about that. Hugs!

peggy apl said...

Oh my, isn't it amazing how fast time goes!? i still have some ATCs that I was making for last year's anniversary! and yes, the push back technique is also my best skill!

Jackie said...

WOYWW Wednesday has been going a long time now ......well done to you!
Yea another ATC swap, looking forward to it already
Jackie 36

Helen said...

Amazing to think it will soon be the 5th anniversary- wow! I'll be there with my atc's. Nothing wrong with the push back method when you have something at the back to stop it all falling off the edge!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The push back technique (or in my case to the side or it falls off!) wasn't working for me any more. It all had to come off. Now mostly in a large heap on the floor. Don't tell anyone.

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia- rofl at the coaster I can see at the back, under the blending tool! Loving that leafy stamp too. White inkpads too- do tell, are they any good? Doesn't seem like a year since we were 4, does it? Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xxx

sara j said...

Ah yes, the push-back. I often do a variation of that entitled the push-aside. Too funny Julia. As I was getting ready to post I noticed it was 248 - so close to 250. Amazing....thanks again for keeping this going. And great birthday card you have on your desk! Happy week ahead!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey Mrs...you sure started something five years ago!! All I can say is that I'm ever so glad you made me join in :-)
See ya in a bit.....
LLJ xx

Gill Edwards said...

how can it be nearly 5 years, wow. well done for putting up with us all.
Gill xx

Annie said...

Ooer 3 years...that's such a looooong time isn't it? Wahoo let's celebrate.
I wonder where I will be in May? Me thinks I'd best get my a** into gear and make a few ATCs before the house move. :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Kim said...

Julia, love your hero arts stamps they look different and very useful. Just getting into ATC exchange so thanks for the heads up to start thinking now. Kim 47#
Ps what is it about crafting and Mr Darcy to think about? I have P & P on repeat play, must be inspiring!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, busy desk I see....if you have the 'push back' technique I must have 'pile it on the floor'. This is my first year but will be looking forward to the ATC 'pass it on' - to celebrate your 5 years..well done. Cheers RobynO#30

Mary said...

I like the push back method. That way, you don't have to get up too look for anything, it's always there. Not always visible, but there! I had to tidy my area up because a friend was coming to play. So all my push back was put away. Amazing how easy it was to put my kits together. Hmmmm I may have to work on the put away method. Note I said "may".

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia
Thanks for the lovely comments last week. Wish you were nearer we could have a real chinwag, craft, cake eating day.
The old chap stamp is great. My old chap is having a big birthday this year.
Have a good week
Lynn xx

Karen Ives said...

Those stamps look really clever. Karen #56

misteejay said...

What super stamps Julia - that set contains all the right words...Coffee, chocolate & wine LOL

Toni xx

okienurse said...

YAY I made it this week! Last week came and went and somehow I forgot to blog! Love all the stuff you have been up to. Looks like you have been very busy... Vickie #52

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia.
Nice busy desk there, like the stamps at the back, Coffee, Chocolate and Wine. They are my kind of stamps. Seem I am not alone either. Also like the one back right, the nice leaf. Show us your creations with these sometime, please!
Chris
#57

Kyla said...

5 years! Wow, its hard to believe how its grown too....well done :-)

Ah, the smell of new rubber....looking forward to your reveals.
Kyla #60 (well I certainly feel like it today!)

Twiglet said...

I love the ATC swap - a great push to get the crafty thinking cap on! x Jo

Sue said...

WOW! 5 years. I only joined you this year and have loved it. Hope there are many many years more.l

Craft buddy said...

Love those new clear stamps, they are gorgeous! My first time at WOYWW - to another 5 years! Jessie #62

sandra de said...

I am still recovering from the shock that we are due for the 5th swap and all credit to you. Now I have to find my atc's stuff as I really have become obsessed with w/c lately. Love your new stamps.
Sandra @ 61

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I decided I could only push back for so long but sure I will be using that technique again soon.
I feel very proud as a newcomer to this happy bunch of deskers, that I have arrived at such a momentous time.Happy crafting, angela x

Lisa-Jane said...

New stamps ahoy! Look forward to seeing those in action. I did have to laugh at your "old chap" comment - I knew what you meant but knowing some people use this phrase for a man's nether regions did make me chuckle!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great stamps Julia and I love the ood chap card or even old chap - have you noticed the upsurge in weird typos now that lots of us are using tablets? My favourite typo is to use 3 instead of e - I do it all the time - except just then 'cos I was trying very hard. Going now... MMx #52ish

Winnie said...

How fun those stamps are! Love the "old chap" sentiment! Oh, I spot a bunch of chalks there too! It reminds me that I have used mine in awhile! You are good just to "listen" to Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Darcy is too distracting to have on for me not to watch him. My Jane Austen group (there are 8 of us) watch it quite a bit. Enjoy the day! Winnie #65

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the push back technique! Great stamps - look forward to being bored - as if!!! Chris67

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh my, the push back method! I'm well acquainted with that! Sometimes I push back so far it falls behind my desk. And at my age if I don't go down on hands and knees and retrieve it, it might lie there for months! My memory is definitely going!
Glenda #66

BJ said...

Oops a bit late again, menopause is really playing havoc with my brain! Oh the "push back" technique is so funny. BJ

Laura said...

Ah yes, the push back technique - a good friend of mine!
Love the 'old chap' stamp :)
Happy WOYWW
Laura

Annie Claxton said...

hehehe - love the "push-back", close relative of the "shove-aside" and the "throw-behind-you" - all very good friends of mine too!
The ATC swap sounds like fun :o) Annie C #70

Anneliese said...

OH, I could publsih a push back work table - next time.
I am no. 71 - http://anasluap.blogspot.fr

Grove Walker said...

5 years is amazing, well done to you, Julia

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Can you please remove #73. It posted last week's post and I'm not sure why. Thanks!

Neesie said...

I feel a bit of a fraud coming in here with an empty desk, but it is a new desk and room just waiting for my stuff to take up residence.
I love to dream of sitting playing whilst listening to Pride and Prejudice...ahh...you inspire me Julia ;D
Congratulations for your forthcoming fantastic achievement of 5 years. Just brilliant! ;D
Neesie #73

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I think your push-back technique must be catching ... and one I may well be considered an expert in :) That 'old chap' stamp is brilliant and I look forward to seeing what you make with those new stamps. Right, off to visit as many desks as I can today. Happy WOYWW. Hugs, Elizabeth x #76

PS: noted the upcoming year 5 celebrations.

Hammers said...

Awesome 5th anniversary, that is pretty special Julia, congrats! Love your desk this week, full of goodies and bits and bobs. Cx #79

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia, I'm excited for the Atcs swap this year I was too sick last year, I'm all raring to go.Five years, I've only been around for a year and it's been a blast. I got some new stamps too. bored, NEVER, I'll be looking forward to seeing them, thanks so much for just being YOU, have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Christine said...

LOVE that stamp, that is one useful stamp.
With regard to the main news today - don't look at my desk ....
Bishopsmate #82

Shoshi said...

Love the push-back technique, Julia - I was doing a bit of that yesterday!

Shoshi

Carmen said...

Oh I say old chap! I love what you're doing at the moment - Devvie and I talk to each other like that all the time :D

Am excited that I may actually be in a position (organised!) to play along with the ATC swap this time!

Carole said...

Crafting in progress. The ATC swap sounds like fun.

Stacy Sheldon said...

you know what's dangerous about this right? seeing everyone's toys. Love your new stamps! :)

Karin said...

LOL at push back technique!
I love your Old chap card it's really fab.
Happy Wednesday,
Karin #87

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I'm not joining in (nothing new to share) but wanted to pop over and see what YOU are about. Congratulations on the Fifth Anniversary lurking ahead! I'll have to start thinking of my ATC.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Sherry said...

Time flies when you're having woyww fun! Congratulations xx

Sherry (88)

Kelly said...

Hey... I resemble the 'push back' technique. LOL Though I'm trying to get better with so many projects and so little time! Creative Blessings! Kelly #90

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm looking forward to being bored by the new stamps, especially that Hero Arts set. I've been intrigued by it since you first showed it. And yes, the push back technique, a personal favorite!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm here, a little later but here no less! I love your new stamps, look forward to seeing what you do with them. Take care lovely. Zo xx 94

MaggieC said...

As promised very early this morning, I am back for a proper look and comment. I have come unstuck this week with my push back method, as a lot of stuff has to be moved so that the carpet and some of the floor boards can come up to, hopefully, get at the water leak below in the kitchen. So no crafting either until it is sorted. I am going to join Elizabeth at my outdoor desk, the two greenhouses and the raised beds I can reach from the paved areas. I still cannot get on with my large pink thing, so I think I will be bringing that down to Burbage to pass on to someone who can use it better. I will stick to my small ones that fit comfortably in my hands. Just got a pile of new goodies, arrived too late to show today, so I will photo them and show them next week. have a good week. xx Maggie #2

sandysewin said...

Oh, Julia, new stamps could never be boring! I love that "Old Chap" birthday sentiment, made me laugh out loud.

Has it really been nearly five years? Awesome and congrats for a brilliant idea with brilliant execution.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #23

Angie said...

Julia I don't know how you do it! I would go bonkers trying to work like that because I wouldn't be able to find a thing lol. When I let it pile up I even forget what I was working on haha! I admire your skills greatly!!!
Angie #96

Paper rainbow said...

I'm loving radio 4 on Sunday afternoon listening to pride and prejudice!! I think it works so well on the radio. Thank you for your comment, it did make me smile, sorry to have almost put you off your breakfast ;)

Kate Hadfield said...

I am a huge fan of the Push Back Technique - it has helped me make many a deadline by carving just enough space to work / draw / breathe :) The ATC swap sounds great fun, I'd love to play along! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier on!
Happy WOYWW!
Kate #86

Pat Langley said...

I like the idea of doing a background with just stamps. Looks good.

Charlotte Searles said...

This is what my whole office looks like at the mo! The joys of unpacking after moving house :-s

Susan said...

Congrats on 5th anniversary coming up....
Question...is that a special container for your ATG dispenser or just something it comfortably fits into?

Girl Cave Craft said...

Having only come across this recently I think this is such a great idea. Congratulations on your fifth anniversary. May you have many more year's of sharing happy crafting.

Daniella said...

COUNT ME IN!!! I started right before WOYWW 3 and I was part of the swap, but I had to miss last year :) So I am so happy to be back!!
Your desk always makes me want to jump in!
xxDaniella#11

Nan G said...

I made it...is it still Wednesday in your neck of the woods? :) love the nickers stamp...te he And the swirl flourish one. Have a great week. Hugs

Nan G said...

Oooh ATCs for 5th? Cool! I'm in.

Leslie Hanna said...

Congratulations on 5 year!!!!!

Neet said...

Well, boss lady, when you start to ""bore us with all those stamps please make sure you tell us how you did the one with "Wine" on it. It looks like a chalkboard effect and looks really really good.
I just want to be "bored" with all your stamp talk please.
Hugs, neet 8 xx

Becky said...

BWAHAHA!! "I'll show my knickers for chocolate!" AWESOME!! :) No desk to show this time...because I am a lazy cow...but I did pop by to see YOURS, it's always a treat! 5 years is a great accomplishment! Mayhap I will get my lazy cow self out of the pasture and get stamping and blogging agin. One can only hope. :)

Robyn said...

seems like only yesterday was 4! I enjoyed the AC swap last year and look forward to it again -no post form me this week-alas-Gave up WOYWW for Lent- Just kidding!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Julia! That is so impressive that you are coming up on the FIFTH anniversary of WOYWW!! I'm sorry I haven't had enough time for making a separate post just for my desk and making the visits like I want to do. I hope things calm down so I can do that. Would I still be able to participate in the ATC swap? I really enjoyed last year. Thank you!! (Hope all is going well with your sister!) Hugs, Darnell