Wednesday, 23 April 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 255

Join in do.  You aren't too late.
 At the top of this page is a selection of links that will tell you about WOYWW.  

You find me, gentle desker, in the middle of making ATCs.  For the WOYWW fifth anniversary link give-away thingy. There's a page about that up there at the top too.
No standing on chairs or danger involved..just average arm's length, promise! Usual suspects of course, and featuring the empty mug - this time it was a packet soup thing with bits of pasta.  See, I'm getting to my desk in short sharp bursts, so lunch was deliberately desk-friendly.  Even if it was 4 o,clock! 

You can't see in the pic above, but this small pic shows the next step in my ATC stamping.  I'm winging it, obviously. And mostly because my original plan was scuppered when I did the last thing I should have done to them, first.  Naturally.  
Ah well. And you can see the theme; it's to echo all the words I produce that you read. Blah blah blah!



Some will be for trading at the WOYWW Crop which is the weekend prior to WOYWW 5, which is number 260. If you're planning to come to the Crop and have't told us yet, would you mind letting either me or Lunch Lady Jan know.  No pressure, yet!
Meanwhile, share what's on your work surface will you?  Particularly if you're working in the wrong order and making a horlicks of everything..I shall feel extremely very especially and particularly at home!

82 comments:

Jackie said...

Good morning Julia, loving the bla bla stamp your using for your ATC's your making ... Not long till the WOYWW ATC exchange ..... Keep stamping !
Jackie 2

Mary said...

Well Missy, your desk is busy as always. I wish I could take part this year in the ATC exchange, but I'm up to my eye balls in...well you know! I'm helping a friend move and I'd forgotten how much work that is. I do look forward to seeing what everyone has created. Until next time...Hugs from Northern California

voodoo vixen said...

Ah I have missed woyww and your desk dear Julia! Love the look of those ATC's and that blah blah stamp is perfect! LOL

Helen said...

I love that blah blah stamp - stampotique, yes? I still haven't started my atc's (as my blog post refers today.. eek!) I do have an idea though...
I think I've confirmed my attendance, but yes, I'm coming!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Julia...oooohhh I love the stamp. Your ATC's will be amazing I am sure. Yes I do things back to front all time...I painted some water wrong in my second landscape paiting attempt and now I have no idea how to fix it...I shall have to take it to the studio/gallery drop in session and ask a teacher for help me thinks. Julia the pink card in posts below for your card marathon is just beautiful!
hugs
Annette In Oz #7 unless it changes

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel like I'm working in the wrong order, too. I checked every 15 minutes until about 5:30 your time. Then I went to the basement to find an envelope. Couldn't find it, so now I'm late getting here. OH well. Like your blah blah blah stamp. But of course, I'm starting to panic, since mine will take so much longer to arrive than many in (your) country.

VonnyK said...

Oooh I love that bla bla stamp. I could do a whole canvas of that, crazy cool. Pretty much everything I do is in the wrong order. I might do a post of how I did my birds face, now there was lots of wrong order there!
Have a great week,
Von #13

Claire said...

Love the blah stamp - perfect for WOYWW :D
Mary Anne just pipped me today - how does she do that???
Happy WOYWW!
no. 2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What? Do things in the correct order? Hahahahahaha.....oh you crack me up sometimes.
I, of course, follow every command and instruction to the letter............ :-)
Have a good day!
LLJ xxxx

Maxam Made said...

Hi Julia!!! Your desk looks lovely this morning and I love you Blah Blah Stamp!!!!!
Have a great week!
Ginny#19

Ali H said...

Hi Julia hopethatsoupy mug made it to the sink? They're a nightmare to wash if the pasta sets solid! Is there a theme for the ATC's? Ali #17

sandra de said...

The bla bla stamp is great and I think I need to get a move on with my ATC cards for the swap. Love your previous card to T Tuesday. I think I might try painting teacups.
Sandra @20

Kim said...

Julia, looks like you are having fun, love that stamp endless possibilities using that I think.
Just read about ATC swap, looking forward to it. It's great getting something through the post so unusual these days!
Kim 15

Nikki C said...

You blah blah blah blah stamp is hilarious how fitting for us all that love to join in woyww we all get our yack yack on everyone in a while have a fun time making hugs Nikki 4

Chrysalis said...

Morning, Julia - what a fab stamp! Yes, I hope to take part on week 260, providing my new room is ready for action by then. My ATC(s) will probably be the first projects I manage to do up there - exciting! Have a great week. Off now to nosey around Wed land. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia...well you are nicely organised - getting along with your ATCs, the weeks sure are flying by and I think I might be winging it a bit this week to see what I can come up with. I understand too about the 4 o'clock lunch, time does fly when you are busy and enjoying yourself. Cheers and have a wonderful week RobynO#18

Donna Wheat said...

Morning Julia, great blah, blah stamp, very unusual.Donna

Patsy Paterno said...

bla bla bla... I love your gift of gab, Julia! I always enjoy reading what you have to write! I am much too serious! A blessed Easter week to you and your family! patsy

Karen Ives said...

Horlicks! Love it! Karen #31

Twiglet said...

Great stamp Julia - it suits so many of us! Linked early today - been awake half the night! x Jo

scrappystickyinkymess said...

OMG. Did you change something?? I can see that it once again allows me to comment with my wordpress blog. How long has that been in effect? I used to check occasionally but sort of gave up....

I love the Blah Blah Blah idea - and how funny cause I actually carved a word stamp with that on it as well.

Happy WOYWW m'dear and looking forward to the crop.

Mary Anne (who's email is down across the pond and with stupid internet issues this side of the water - why oh why is it never smooth sailing?)

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia, Love that bright orangey yellow for the ATCs.
It is encouraging to find that I am not the only one who has trouble with getting ATC's finished. All looking good until I did what was supposed to be finsishing touches, and then they are in the bin and it is back to the craft mat to start again.
Chris #34

Carole Z said...

Morning Julia, loving the busy desk and I love that stamp! Carole Z #35

RosA said...

Ha ha, love your Blah Blah stamp! So useful! ATCs happening on my desk also. Have a good week,
RosA # 35

Anne said...

Morning Julia brilliant stamp. I never do anything in right order!!! Must start ATC's!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x# 37 ( (I think )

Annie said...

Lots of my work is done backwards Julia so you'd feel very at home here :-) I often have to take garments apart carefully backwards to do repairs so that I have a few clues as to how they go back together afterwards....trust me when I say I don't always know what I'm doing hehehehe
Hugs,
Annie x

Lynda Beazley said...

I love your blah blah' ATC's for the swap! Will have to pull my finger out and make mine. Thank you for providing the porthole for my weekly therapy! Have a happy week Lynda B 29

Elizabeth said...

Good Morning Julia, love the patch of bright orange on your desk today and that Blah Blah stamp is brilliant - did you get it made especially for yourself? And if there was a medal for working in the wrong order I'd be first in the queue :) Have a super St George's Day and a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x (an amazing) #39

Eliza said...

I so love that stamp how apt... also what's with doing things in order, it should be total chaos equivalent. Love all the embossed and stamped works on your desk, you really are into text this week. Sorry I have been awol but trying to make a very big effort this week. Was going to post on the Friday but that was a tad late I think. Thanks for hosting the WOYWW.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
Happy WOYWW

fairy thoughts said...

Ops since you've started yourATCs I had better get a wiggle on. Wedding stuff is nearly done, blah blah blah ...... Love it
Janet

Karin said...

Good morning just a quick post from me before I go to work!
Happy Wednesday
Karin #40

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, please do pass the horlicks ,Julia that sounds purrfect....

Well thought would be wa-aay late but actually no. 40 not as bad .. late here you see well after 5pm in arvo and getting dark early these days or earlier..
I guess you are enjoying warmer weather like the colours used on blah blah and do love the stamp.. very us! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #40

misteejay said...

What a super stamp Julia.

The desk looks a real hive of activity and the ATCs look interesting (I love seeing the ATCs that folk create but never seem to sit down and do any myself).

Toni xx

Shoshi said...

Lol at the Blah blah blah stamp, Julia! Never seen that one before!

I will endeavour to take part in the ATC swap but seem to have masses of half-done things at the moment and pretty well up to my eyes with things!

Happy WOYWW and thanks again for hosting us.

Shoshi #43

Sue said...

Love the blah, blah stamp.

Have a lovely WOYWWednesday.

Morti said...

Yoo hoo helloooooo!

My name is Cindy said...

Good Morning Julia, how very good of you to be doing your ATCs. So organised short blasts or not. Planning a long day of crafting with short blasts at the pc visiting desks. There certainly worse ways to spend a Wednesday! Happy WOYWW Cindyx (Love the blah blah stamp - I can see how that appealed!)

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, loving what you're making, my favourite stamp compnay!
Hope to do some crafting myself but need to walk the dogs first.
Have a lovely day, Angela X 48

Neet said...

I love that you say you are making a "horlicks of everything" what a super expression.
Well Julia you are a lot further on than I am with the atc's - I must get my act together and shut myself away in the craft room. Do you ever think that the word "act" is a muddled version of "atc"? I must get my act together for my atc. Mmm, forget it, I have only just woke up. It's me that is in a muddle.
Happy WOYWW week.
Hus, Neet xx 27

glitterandglue said...

Good morning Julia. So heartened to know I am not the only one to get in a right old muddle. I love the bright colours on your desk this morning - and that stamp is just great! Lots of laughs about that. Must tell John!
Take care.
Margaret #49 at the mo.

Laura said...

That bla bla bla stamp is genius! :)
Happy Wednesday
Laura 51

BJ said...

Just love your bla bla bla stamp, thought you'd been doodling for a moment there! BJ#52

Winnie said...

Being "orderly" is overrated. The Bla Bla stamp cracked me up, I am thinking of some fun uses for that one especially for coworkers who love to yammer without coming up for air! Love the distress ink color! Enjoy the day! Winnie #53

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia- yes, I made a card completely backwards the other day. Turned out ok in the end though.Looking forward to the crop, just have to get a move on with the ATc's. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xxx

Annie Claxton said...

Happy WOYWW Julia, always love your blah blah! That's a fab stamp, love how it looks like a flock of birds ... or a flock of words!? :o) Annie C #57

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Loving that Bla bla bla stamp! Also noticed something that say "Will Show Knickers For..." but can't read the rest. Is that a stamp? Looks fun! Looking forward to seeing your completed ATC's.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ha ha! I'm liking the bla bla stamp!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your desk doesn't look bad at all. I love that stamp. Happy crafting #61

pearshapedcrafting said...

Apologies for taking liberties with the Acronym but didn't want to miss out! Love your atcs - I will get on with mine - honest!! Chris 66

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You're bringing a brand new meaning to lunch on the run - LOL! The ATC's are looking delightful. Have a blessed week!

Monica said...

So glad you posted early as that makes me visit so new players and meet some interested folks. i need your address as I will be on vacation in FL in 5 weeks.
So now you area the star of at least 3 continents

That Julie or is it......
Monica 66.

Monica said...

So glad you posted early as that makes me visit so new players and meet some interested folks. i need your address as I will be on vacation in FL in 5 weeks.
So now you area the star of at least 3 continents

That Julie or is it......
Monica 66.

Laura said...

Good morning, Julia! (Um, afternoon, too, as I try to think what time it might be in the UK. :) ) The blah, blah, blah stamp is funny. I'm not sure if I've done the last step first recently, but I'm really good at cutting a sheet of paper in exactly the opposite way I need to do -- thank goodness I usually have more than one sheet! Happy WOYWW!!!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

OMGosh, Love that blah blah stamp!! Your ATC backgrounds are looking really cool.
Cathy #71

Daniella said...

You warned me the time would change! Thank you for that!
I always say blah and having a stamp that says it is hysterical! Your cards will be awesome!
xxDaniella#63

Gita said...

I love the blah blah blah stamp. I have it too -- now need to use it!! Brigita

S said...

That stamp is so fun. And if it makes you feel any better, snapping a picture of my desk wasn't a sure thing this a.m.in my world. But I got it done, and I know you will get your ATC's done too. Happy WOYWW!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

O PERfect..Bla, bla, Bla..how I feel some days of late.
Love the technique you're using and I would like to exchange with you. I've mine almost done. Have to work ahead this time of year, I've NO time to myself. (it is complaining!)
Wednesday...still can't believe it. Enjoy

StampinCarol said...

I have to agree with the others, that's a great stamp! Even though your desk is busy it seems a bit "organized" with individual piles. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #72

Christine said...

Good afternoon Julia, love the 'bla bla' stamp - I could use that for a label, would make a change from 'whatever'!!
have a good day and thanks for hosting again.
Bishopsmate #79 (unchecked)

Lindart said...

Hi Julia! I love ATCs, and it looks like you are having lots of fun! Wish I could join you at the swap! I think this time I actually linked my site properly, I don't know why I make so many mistakes with this! Have a great day,
Lindart #82

Hammers said...

Hi Julia, it is morning here in the US for me and I was surprised last night not to see your post up as I went to bed..I thought I had got the wrong day LOL. Love the look of your ATC's - blah blah blah is very appropriate. Cx #83

Sandy Trefger said...

Love they stamping of blah, blah, blah even if you have done something backwards. You know, I think we would have never known! Happy WOYWW!

Krisha said...

Love the pics of the desk this week. A lot of ATCs are being made for your annual social. Will be tons of fun.
Happy WOYWW

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that stamp! Blah blah blah. I feel like my ears have been assaulted this past weekend between my visiting mother and my visiting nephew (which makes me realize just now why my brother is in jail--the only way he could think of to get away from them two!!!). I think make it up as you go is how some of the best ATCs and cards get made. Happy day to you!

Cardarian said...

I really like that bla, bla bla stamp you are showing us - I am making ATCs myself but haven't quite decided on the design yet! I will be emailng you regarding the crop soon!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

sandysewin said...

Love that bla bla stamps, too cute. I haven't gotten into the whole ATC thing, but they do look like fun.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #62

sandysewin said...

Love that bla bla stamps, too cute. I haven't gotten into the whole ATC thing, but they do look like fun.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #62

MaggieC said...

Oh, Julia, I so need that blah blah stamp for a card for a friend of mine. I am now starting to panic about the ATC's. The idea is in place, just the space and time to do them that is lacking. This afternoon was set apart to start, but I sat down after lunch and..... fell asleep (and I had not even had a Horlicks). Just realised it is only five weeks till the crop - panic! xx Maggie #10

Caro said...

late again, but at least I am here this week! Love the look of the stamping and that stamp made me smile. I would love to swap if you are willing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#89)

Andrea said...

love the bla bla bla stamp .. not taking part this week have had sister visiting for Easter gone home this afternoon ..we had a great few days looking forward to the ATC swap im now at 4 which is a record wishing I was going to teh crop maybe next year...will be back next week have a good week ahead Andrea x

Lynn Holland said...

Nearly forgot to link.
Nearly forgot to comment
Paid my cheques into the wrong banks
Keep going in the microwave when I want the fridge.
Time for a stiff drink I think

Paper rainbow said...

Do just love that stamp!!! :)

Gill Edwards said...

Hi Julia, im liking the look of those ATCs, where do you find the time.
have a good week
Gill xx (formerly stamping lemons
now
a head in a book)

Sharon Madson said...

I am even later than last week! It is probably Thursday over there by now! LOL Anyway it is only 2:45 in the afternoon here!But you see, I was playing, so I was busy! Love your script stencil. Have a great week!

KatzElbows said...

Your desk, especially the ATCs, are very intriuging. I can't wait to see what you do.

Hope you had a good weekend. Here's to the next one!

Cheers,
Rachel #94

JB-Crafting Supplies said...

Love what you are creating!Great desk.

Stacey Merrill said...

Looks like you are having so much fun!

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visits this week, Julia. The towing is not a problem and has never worried me. I just need to remember that it is on the back of the motor. I just need to start packing earlier and spread the load a bit. I am very stiff this week, having done too much really in too short a time. But it is a big achievement for me. It is lovely to know how much Geoff was valued by everyone and to see his tree doing so well. xx Maggie #10

Lisa-Jane said...

Making a Horlicks of everything! I love it! I also love that stamp, its just so perfect. I have put the crop in my diary early this year so nothing can interfere with it :-))

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

That stamp is perfect (for so many of us)! I didn't participate this week as I wouldn't have been able to get around to visiting like I should.

I will be participating in the ATC swap though, so need to come up with something!

Hugs,
Kay

Lizzy Hill said...

It's a miracle I even got thus far...but Annie Claxton is my inspiration for this! I'm hoping next time I join in it's a more FUN share, & interesting - like your desk:):) Thanks for the fun idea:):)