Wednesday, 7 May 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 257

Really. 257.  So that's only 3 weeks from the big 5th anniversary on 260.  How ridiculous.  How hilarious! If you're tempted or planning to come to the WOYWW Crop (and why wouldn't you be - it's a gas!), please leave a message to say so - unless you have already of course - there's a page at the top of this blog about the Crop, and about the Anniversary ATC RAK...click to explore.  Thank you!


In the meantime, there's yet more multiples type work at my desk.  I'm making invitations. And I'm not really sure how or what look; I'm genuinely going with the flow.  And trying to use nothing but existing stash.  Hmmm, I will report in, if they end up looking anything like the elements that are gathered thus far it will be a miracle. Things are relatively tidy.  It's really rather calming.  Considering that calm is not at all how I'm feeling about getting these done.  Nothing like a deadline, huh! See that treble clef die at left on my notebook. Bought especially for the invites.  Unused so far.  More Hmmmmmm.

Now please, share and tell will ya, it's all about seeing the surface and drooling over what you've got and what you're doing.  I know the arrival of light mornings in the UK has meant that I am now posting after 6am BST, but really, you abroad types get the scheduled version all winter! Join in then - put WOYWW in your post title, link here and put the kettle on. Thanks!

70 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, I'm up with the blooming sparrows today...sigh...
Good luck with getting all those things on your to-to list accomplished - I don't know how you fit it all in!
Have a good day apprenticing....
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Nan G said...

First commentor! Wow! I see a figure lurking in the iPad reflection ... Good luck with the invites. I would love to swap ATCs with you. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

Jackie said...

Busy making invites..... I feel I have missed something..... What are they for, wedding, birthday, I can't remember you saying..... Or have you not told us?
Jackie 3

voodoo vixen said...

Your desk looks very tidy indeed and the cleft note thingy (see I am not very musical, can't you) looks great so I am now wondering what sort of invite would require one... :)

Claire said...

Always so busy... Bet you're glad to do something other than ATCs!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 7
PS I've cheated a tad and linked to my blog, so folk can scroll down to see birthday pics from yesterday's post... hope that's OK x

Nicky said...

Love the tidy desk and the start of the invites hope they don't cause you any treble! Sorry couldn't resist like reflection in iPad. Have a great week - Nicky 11

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's that odd time of the morning that keeps us all on our toes. I can understand 6 am, but 6:11? Where did that come from (grin).

You look nearly as young as that previous photo of you and Mr. D. Of course, you could say it's the reflection that did it, but I think it's a great image.

Nikki C said...

Your desk seems very tidy and all organized like :) I'm sure you will get everything done in time and did you get my email? Not sure if you changed it if not send me a quick one with ur email Addy and I'll send you something I made hugs Nikki 12

Helen said...

Good luck with invites... and using your specially bought stamp...
the overhead shot does make things look much tidier...

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I've been up since 4:30 and slightly. Loopy so nearly forgot I am once again able to comment, love that die, and the butterfly. I am starting the day with my desk in a state but with luck by the end of the day mine will rival yours for neatness :). I can only hope....

Happy WOYWW

MA

Ali H said...

Busy production line going there! Hope you get the invites finished okay! Lynda & I very much hoping to get to the crop later this month. Ali #19

Tertia said...

Such a tidy desk! Very impressive. Hope the invites get done quickly and I am sure they will be beautiful. I am off to vote. Will take my iPad to visit some people while I wait in the line.
Tertia #20

Karen Ives said...

Using only existing stash huh?.... that old chestnut!
Karen #22

Twiglet said...

All neat and tidy there Julia! Hope the invites go well. x Jo

Shoshi said...

A very organised desk, Julia. I'm into "using only existing stash" at the moment too! I've got so much stuff I've bought and never yet used! There's always something to tempt one, isn't there. The treble clef die looks interesting, and I'd love to see what the invites look like. Those embossed tags are gorgeous.

I still haven't decided whether I'm going to be able to take part in the ATC swap. I'd like to but I've got a lot on at the moment and limited time when I'm energetic enough to do anything!!

Thanks for hosting us again.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #24

Andrea said...

good luck the invites how come deadlines always cause us stress!???.wish I was going to the crop maybe next year.... have good week Andrea.#26
ps like the embossing on the tags and that bird stamp with the very very long legs

Annie said...

Good luck with those invites...and using existing stash to make them with ;-)
Alas life here has stopped us joining you at the crop again this year....it will happen one day.
Hugs,
Annie x

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Julia. Seems your to-do list is even longer than mine - I trust you manage it all. I like that treble clef die. Being a musician that appeals.
Thanks for so faithfully staggering through this each Wednesday.
Margaret

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Very tidy today. I thought I'd come to the wrong place for a moment! But then I caught sight of your reflection. So looking forward to the crop. Really must start those ATCs!

sandra de said...

A deadline can certainly help with the production of invites. As for buying craft things for a particular purpose and not using it.... oh yes I have a cupboard full!!
Sandra @41

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Oh heck I am a deadline person too Julia and I am sure the invites will be amazing...I'm loving the beige embossed bits. Oh Julia I see you LOL
Hugs
Annette In Oz #39

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Julia must admit the Ipad image caught my eye first (thought was photo then twigged just what it was) themn the tidiness of your desk.. and yes saw the treble clef.. need such a die right now for one of my required makes .. but wont indulge as like you want to use existing stash...( a big "hmm" here)... not always possible but one can hope eh? happy WOYWW three to go! Shaz in Oz.x #35

fairy thoughts said...

Morning julia
My first Link goes to your blog so please delete. The invitations look interesting .... A big birthday and I see you in the I pad,it's amazing what you don't see through the camera lens
Janet @20 and 31

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia.
Your invitations look as if they will be good if you get them done. How many do you have to make? That butterfly die cutter is nice, works well, I have it and use it a lot. Like the treble clef, must see if I can get that.
Bless you
Chris #33

misteejay said...

Lots to see on your desk including some of the desk - wow!

Can't wait to see what these invites end up looking like.

Toni xx

Sue said...

Hope you get the invites sorted.

Have a lovely WOYWW.

Debbie Rock said...

Great desk AS USUAL!!!! Am about to put my head in the oven over the WOYWW ATC's ... Maggie C is trying to keep me calm but have never made one before so ... well, you can imagine the jitters!
I love the way you have a notebook on your desk & I assume you write down everything you use for any particular project? I really must get into the habit of doing that as I can never remember what I used and sometimes someone will ask! Happy WOYWW'ing Julia! Love Debbie #46 xXx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, looks like being a nice day here in sunny Lincoln (that's UK) hope it is where you are. Love the tags and the little bird on the right, can't quite tell whether he's a stamped image but he looks lovely.
Happy WOYWW day, Angela x 46

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, looks like being a nice day here in sunny Lincoln (that's UK) hope it is where you are. Love the tags and the little bird on the right, can't quite tell whether he's a stamped image but he looks lovely.
Happy WOYWW day, Angela x 46

Angela Radford said...

Sorry Julia, not sure what happened there, better two than nothing at all lol!
Happy crafting, Angela x

BJ said...

Oh I must be getting me a treble clef die one day. Nice calm desk. BJ

Winnie said...

I love your reflection in your iPad! How fun! Invites make me nervous as I am not one on mass stamping or trying to recreate stuff exactly as I did before. I can't wait to see how you use the clef! The embossing on the tags looks great! Winnie#50

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, no desk from me this week, just popping in to say hi. Planning on having that colourful cocktail for you tonight, will FB a pic to see if it gets your approval,lol. Big sunny hugs,Shaz xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Going with the flow when making cards is usually my modus operandi - LOL! You have some great elements there, but if you operate anything like me, you may end up with something completely different. That's the wonder of the creative process. Whatever you do with the invitations, I'm sure they will be marvelous. Blessings!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

As always it seems you have quite the busy desk but it does seem quite neat! Love the butterfly!

Glenda #54

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I like the beginning of your creative tags. Some dies...are hard to work with, good luck with that. I wish I could come to a crop, I could use a break in creative fun. Hoping for rain so I can finish up my ATC's. And I like the long legged birdie stamp. Enjoy, thanks for hosting.

Robyn said...

The best way to may something you like is to have a lot of stuff, and you have that covered!
Tidy little piles and bits and pieces. Cut little clef!
thanks for the snoop!
Robyn57

Carole said...

No layers today...you've got room to play. Good luck with using existing stash for the invites, it could prove to be very interesting I'm sure. Carole # 59

butlersabroad said...

Would invites with a treble clef on them have anything to do with the woywwer at No2 this week??! Love the tidy desk and the ipad reflection, looks nice and sunny, it's thundering and pouring down here this morning. Three weeks today I'll be boarding a plane somewhere in the Caribbean heading back to the US! I think that's a good way to celebrate woyww, don't you?!

Hugs
Brenda 62

Laura said...

Good morning/afternoon, Julia! Good luck with the invitations. Something will click and then you'll be off to the races. I, too have an adrenaline project or two going on -- Mother's Day cards not made and cupcakes not frosted because I didn't have enough confectioner's sugar. Ah, well. Off to the grocery store to buy some! ~ Laura #60

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Loving those numbered tags! Some of my favorite things I've ever made have come from my scrap basket. Press on!
Cathy #69

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, tidy desk there this week, but having a dead line ...for invites..oowww good luck. Those times for me and I go blank and then end up walking around the house instead of getting on with the job...still they end up getting done..late at night..lol Cheers and have a great week RobynO#68

Hammers said...

Your desk is very tidy this week..Invites eh? I do hope that it doesn't turn into my Mother's Day thing...making things in bulk is never fun. Good luck. Cx #72

Ohhh Snap said...

I'll have to try making the components first next time I try making multiples. I usually get distracted and then go with a "well the cards are sort-of themed" rationale lol. Lovely die, looking forward to seeing it in action. I also love that long-legged bird :D. It's good to be back.

Ohhh Snap said...

I'll have to try making the components first next time I try making multiples. I usually get distracted and then go with a "well the cards are sort-of themed" rationale lol. Lovely die, looking forward to seeing it in action. I also love that long-legged bird :D. It's good to be back.

Eliza said...

I do that Julia purchase things to go on that special project then revert to some other idea that I randomly use. Love the ipad shot and a lovely one too. Oh and that desk is wonderfully clean, bravo....

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

sandysewin said...

Good for you for trying to use up existing stash. Hope you don't have TOO many invites to make. :-)

Happy Woyww,


Sandy #70

StampinCarol said...

For as busy as you are with the gathering of components, your desk is relatively tidy and organized! I see you even have your glasses ready for use. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #66

trisha too said...

Busy, but in a very tidy sort of way. Show us a finished one when you can?

:)

Pat Langley said...

Your desk always looks so interesting, and busy, and fun!

Gita said...

Funny how you buy things for a project and than it seems to not get used. Hopefully that won't be the case for you!!

Krisha said...

Good luck with the invitations. Going with the flow is sometimes the best way to find a great idea.

Love the selfie on you phone....grin

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

Oh, how I would love to come to the crop but not this year. I need to put it on my Bucket List!

Your desk looks quite tidy, little piles of tags. By the way, I love how the tags are looking. I can see the embossing and it looks great. Good luck with making the invites - what's your deadline?

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I hope this finds you well! I have been ill so not posting much for the past few months. I am happy to see your post and will check out what you have been doing as well as many of these great bloggers!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Angie said...

Julia, I do believe that is the first time I've ever seen your actual desk surface! I suspect that while it's calming it's also challenging for you to create that way lol! You seem to thrive with the chaos which I adore btw! Happy Wednesday!
Angie #82

Kim said...

Good going with the invites! I've bought special stamps just for a specific party invite, and then have never worked on them...One day..I will! Who made the treble clef die? That could be fun! Have a great week.

Mary said...

Look at that organization. Isn't it nice, though I can tell you from experience, it never lasts long. Look at that great reflection in the iPad.... So sweet! I wish I could come to your crop....but I think my husband might miss me....hold on, I'll ask! Never mind! Happy crafting and thanks for giving us a reason to love Wednesday!

Caro said...

Such a neat organised and productive desk. Thanks for hosting. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #43

Christine said...

So here's your desk - boobs and all!!! That is just so me ...
Love all the bits for the invites, look forward to seeing the finished results.
Have a good evening, hope you don't get to rained on in the coming days ....
Bishopsmate #85

Paper rainbow said...

Evening Julia, just made it in time :) x

Sarah said...

Popping by to update the blogging world about my absence and to prove that the WOYWW show does go on.
Can hardly believe if has been almost 5 years since you started this Julia WOW!

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm liking the look of those tags and I can see them looking rather smashing on a little card, not much bigger than that, with the musical wotsit overhanging it. You've reminded me to get my embossing folders into action again too! #30

Girl Cave Craft said...

Hi Julia, impressed that you can see some desk this week. Your invites look really interesting. Look forward to seeing a finished one. Have a great week, Ela #90 x

MaggieC said...

I did not manage to post this week. Went to take photos and all the camera batteries are flat and the chargers are AWOL. My desk is even more of a wreck with stencil and stamp sorting still in progress and ATC's now added to the mix. Your desk, by contrast is remarkably tidy. I am really looking forward to the Crop and meeting everyone. xx Maggie

KatzElbows said...

Calm sounds wonderful. And hmmm can lead to all sorts of things. So a desk full of potential. Can't wait to see what comes of it.

Happy WOYWW,
KatzElbows #92

Charmaine Stack said...

First time to this party although Robyn's posts tempt me most weeks. Nice way to spend hump day. I am not a fan of doing multiples of anything so can't imagine, but you seem to be very good at it with the embossing folder action and maybe there's a Zen-like state you get after a bit? Anyways, thanks for the invitation. - Charmaine #94

Hammers said...

Julia - a response for you - embossing paste is awesome - but pricey. I bought mine on sale - hence why it is blue! On my card course, they use it in white through a stencil, let it dry, then mist it - DROOL. Cx #72

Patsy Paterno said...

I'm sure the invites will be grand! I am wondering what you use the notebook for! Nosy as ever! As to your question, I don't usually use the background at the top, but I don't spend much time deciding. I love surprises and that is what I get every day! :^) patsy

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