Wednesday, 16 July 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 267!

Hello!  WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is explained and there's a 'how to' in the links shown across the top of this page. Other ideas with ridiculous acronyms are probably available.
This taken at twilight on Tuesday.  I'm working on the last of some 'Summer Grunge' cards for a workshop.  I aim to deliver the samples today, so I hope this last one comes together as I see it in my mind's eye!  Glasses abandoned where I can guarantee to find them (!), card with glitter glue on it drying in the open stable doorway, part of my Distress Stain collection standing to attention waiting to serve.  See the weaklings that fainted in the heat!  Two pairs of tweezers at bottom right, and neither of them much good..it's a tool I can't work without but I really need to stop putting up with these and find a really good replacement.  There's double sided tape on my 'stickys drawer'..because the ATG has run out; I guess because of my inattention over the last few weeks I haven't seen the end coming in time to order more...but that's OK, it's not exactly heart breaking or life threatening. The main thing is that in a slow and ponderous way...I'm back at my desk.  If only ideas would transfer from head to card much, much quicker!

Inspire us do, please show us what you're up to this week by photographing your work surface, brag a little about it on your blog and link here so that we can visit.  No blatant advertising please - this is about you and your desk, not about your business, multiple links to products or guest appearances.  Thank you! 

67 comments:

Helen said...

Good to see you back at your desk, even if the blog title looks as if you forgot to scroll back and check the issue - week 26?!! lol! Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine (too hot for me, though)

RosA said...

Good desk :) That script embossing folder is one of my favourites. It works for lots of purposes. I've got a very, very fine pair of tweezers, industrial variety. Very useful. Hope you show the grunge cards when finished. Have a good week,
RosA # 1

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Julia, well it is really sluggish start to WOYWW me nearly 15 mins late and number three that must be a first!! :D was out in garden and need to get out and finish task in hand - so glad to see you crafting wonderful it is!!

I notice you have some vellum I think ready for rose ..
... now bought one of those dies ages ago now and never ever used it yet why do we do that!! thanks for crafty snoop and if is any consolation my ideas and any list always takes heaps longer than time allotted :D
Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #3

Robyn said...

What I don't like about the double sided tape is you have to buy it, and it seems to run out so quickly- tho it is quick.
I break for wet glue!( must make number sticker!
Robyn 8

Kyla said...

Crafting in the light with the Windows open, summer crafting is such a joy :-)

My tape gun is very much in use this week....so pleased I won it at the crop!

Kyla #6

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I order my ATG tapes in a box of 12. I still run out way too often :). Funny how hard it is to go back to peeling off backings on tape. Ah well, at least it sticks, mostly. It's been so long since I had to resort to tape, that some of the reels were a little dry and unstcky. :). And you seem to have come around to the whole grunge thing....i like grunge and i like what i see. Bet the workshop folk will too Have a great day

Mary Anne

Lynda Beazley said...

Morning julia!
I'm up early today trying to get my back to work properly! Lovely busy desk and please share your grunge cards when you,ve finished.
Hugs
Lynda B 4

Nikki C said...

I love the grudge look on cards because just when you think you messed up that's the part everyone loves. I'm sure you'll whip those distressed soldiers into shape to lol hugs Nikki 7

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Julia. Great busy desk today - seems like you must be beginning to feel more like yourself. Take heart - it will all come together soon!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #13

Create With Joy said...

Hope you're having a great week Julia! I hate it when my tape runners run out...

This week, you all get to see my craft room in full glory as it's on tour! All those places I normally keep under wraps - peek to your heart's content!

Have a great and wonderful WOYWW of a week! :-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's wonderful to see you up and crafting again, Julia! I do think we all experience a bit of a transference problem in the summertime. If the heat doesn't squelch good intentions, the pull of being outside does! Then once you take a break, voluntary or not, it is a bit of push to get into it again with Gusto (being the first cousin of Mojo on the mother's side).

Have a wonderful week and thank you, as ever!! Hugs, Darnell #17

Sue McDonald said...

A busy desk Julia,I just love getting inky with all that distressing stuff enjoy..cant wait to see your finished sample. Happy woyww. Sue #16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good to see you're back in the crafting saddle :-) I don't normally equate summer with grunge so it'll be interesting to see what you come up with!

Anne said...

Hello Julia. Good to see that you are feeling better than you were - getting back to your desk and making. Those ATG's do seem to run out all too quickly!! Still love mine though . I boughty tweezers at a sugarcraft show - ends are fine. Have others and rarely use em. Have a great day. Anne # 20

Annie said...

It's good to see life is returning to nornal...if but rather slower then you'd like. You will get there. :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Karen Ives said...

ah bless all the weaklings! Have a good week. Karen #26

Jackie said...

Good to see you back at your desk and crafting. You seem to have the same problem as me this week, which I mention in my post this week, getting something from your head to paper, I wasted hours this week trying to make a Christmas card! It should did not come together on paper like it was in my head. What's worse is I'm not the sort of person who just gives up...... So five hours later I binned it! Five wasted hours, and crafting time was precious last week!!!!! Oh well it's not life or death!
Jackie 12

misteejay said...

Lovely to see you back at your desk making a crafty mess. Isn't it lovely being able to have windows open.
Hope the recovery is progressing well.
Toni xx

Shoshi said...

Nice busy desk, Julia, and lol at the Distress Stains fainting in the heat!! If I left anything to dry in an open doorway like that, I would have creative input all over it from the kitties...

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #30

Belinda Basson said...

I too am supposed to pop a sample in the store today...not going to happen cos I have not made it yet! Flying by the seat of my pants. Don't think I can remember ever seeing that window open before? #27

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia, I like that page, will make a really super background for a man card.
I like your selection of dabbers on the left back, and I know what you mean about tweezers, really good ones are important but getting them and other good basic tools is not always easy. Shops seems to sell either very cheap ones or very expensive ones, but nothing in between.
Hope you can get your skills back soon.
Bless you.
Chris #32

Lynn Holland said...

My glasses are constantly on top of my head it's the only way I know where they are. I've got loads of ready specs all over the house but how come they all end up in one room.

Sharon Madson said...

Well, it is good to see your glasses there, and a card drying in the "open stable doorway". It means it is back to business as usual for you. Have a gay old time! :)

Sue said...

A busy desk. Glad you are back.

Happy WOYWW Sue

Diana Taylor said...

Great to see your desk looking so creative - I love the script - is it an embossing folder, if so I must look for one - it's fab! Hope you have a great week.
Diana #35

Twiglet said...

Glad you are back at it -slow but sure wins the race! x Jo

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia and happy WOYWW. Glad to see you are back at your desk and making a mess....all looking interesting on your desk and hope you meet the time line. We're not experiencing twilight here it's pitch black before 6pm. Cheers and happy crafting RobynO#41

Laura said...

Good to see you back in action, even if it is slow action!
I use an old pair of tweezerman tweezers... you know proper tweezers instead of craft ones. I've never found a craft pair that I liked!
Happy Wednesday
Laura
44

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I hope you will excuse me for showing this tool thing on my post. I am not trying to sell them or anything though Anne did say I should be on commission LOL! but so many people have asked about it that it seemed like a good idea to show everyone just what you get.
Pleased you are feeling well enough to start crafting again.
Have a great week, Angela x # 42

Winnie said...

I love my Distress Stains! I have an ATG gun but never really clicked with it. I guess I haven't given it a fair shake as I see so many loving theirs. I will dig mine out and try again! Glad you are enjoying your summer!! Winnie #46

BJ said...

Love the wilting stains - LOL BJ#45

Carole Z said...
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Carole Z said...

Sorry deleted last comment cos I made a mistake.LOL Julia is there meaning to '26', were you just trying to catch is out!!!??? :Loving your busy desk today and that you are feeling better and crafting...I'm back with the summer house desk today, finally all finished and in it's rightful place:) Hugs Carole Z X #49

Gillian Pearce said...

Glad to see you back at your desk Julia. Even if you're thinking it's a bit "slow and ponderous". You're getting there that's the main thing. Have a lovely week
Gillian #50

Lisa-Jane said...

Wonderful to see you back at your desk! I know what you mean about trasnferring ideas from head to paper - the messages just don't travel down my arm!

Evalila said...

Looks like a busy and creative desk! Have fun crafting again! Happy WOYWW! Evelyn # 54

Carmen said...

Am sitting here melting - I am in envy of your stable door - my little shed is like an oven during the day.

Have been having a booger of a job getting head to transfer to paper lately. Hope yours turn out the way you want.

Julia - I have linked to an artist in my post today because what I'm working on is in her style and I linked to where I'm doing the class (though I believe it might be closed to sign ups now) I just clocked the last bit of your post - Just didn't want to claim credit or whatever but let me know if I should un-link?

x x x

Cardarian said...

I see you have a busy desk - I haven't posted yet because I have nothing to show - but maybe by the afternoon an idea might get on paper and I will make something to show! Huh!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Sandy Leigh said...

Your desk looks like it's back to its old happy self in full crafty production mode! I saw those ATG guns at Michaels and Joanns, and have been tempted to use the coupon and get one. Everyone seems to love theirs. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Bridget Larsen said...

Looks like Edward scissorhand to the right hand corner of the picture lol
Bridget #58

sandra de said...

Must be lovely to sit at your desk with an open window catching the breeze. Love the embossed script on the card. I have a think for script stamps and have lost count of how many I own. Have a lovely week.
Sandra de @53

butlersabroad said...

"Fainted in the heat" lol! We're freezing this week due to that typhoon in Asia shifting our weather patterns, at least 15F below normal this morning, I had the heater on in the car! Love the desk, wonderfully busy and represents a return to form. Good to have you back.

Hugs
Brenda 58

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, linking after I've been to sleep today! You really are getting back into the swing of it, aren't you? I have some first aid style pointy tweezers, for my choice. Love how the script folders come out, I don't use mine often enough. Have a smashing week, Hugs, Shaz XxX

Kim said...

Ah, the site of your desk does the heart good!! Love the sound of "Summer Grunge" Can't wait to see the finished cards. Yes, a love hate battle with tweezers; A nurse friend gave me a forceps type-thingy once; it worked great!! Someone else thought so too, as it vanished at a workshop. Have a great week.

Jane said...

Hi Julia
Been a while but thought I should join in the fun again!xx

Eliza said...

Hi Julia,

So good to see you back in the swing of things, I was getting worried when I saw the bottles collapsed from the heat. You keep on creating and have fun, this is what life is about having fun along the journey we travel.

I have some favorite tweezers but I hate those ones you have to squeeze to hold open, just give me normal ones any day.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 68
Happy WOYWW

sandysewin said...

What a perfectly wonderful assortment of goodies on your desk. I've yet to try the ATG, the thing is so huge don't know if I have space for it on my desk.

We're all so happy to see you feeling better and getting back into it. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #52

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

By the looks of your desk, you've been extremely busy lately. Blessings!

Angie said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and are able to spend some time at your desk!!!! I am with you....wishing ideas would transfer a bit more quickly! Hard to focus on deadlines when the kids are home and I want to hang out with them too! Happy WOYWW! Angie #28

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh dear, stains passing out from the heat (or fatigue?). Lots of nice things to explore on your desk. Right there is why we all *need* multiple adhesives... what if one of them runs out in the heat of battle??!!! We need back ups.

Kelly said...

The best thing about this desk is that you are back working. So thrilled to see you feeling up to playing again. A little at a time.

I bought a set of varying styles of tweezers at a $1 store several years ago. Best ones I've ever owned. Crazy.

Creative Blessings - Kelly #75ish

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, sadly not joining in today - so much to do I can't guarantee commenting and that would not be fair to my fellow desk snoopers. However, just had to pop in and say how nice it is to see you crafting, albeit in a 'slow and ponderous' way, and to see the stable door open again too. Take care. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Elizabeth said...

Oh, and how nice to be transported back in time ... Week 26 ... I wish :)

fairy thoughts said...

I thought I commented this morning but I think my phone is eating my comments.... Anyway good to see you back working at your desk and lovely that you can open the door wide and enjoy the fresh air
janet @11

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Not sure what grunge cards are but it is so good to see that you are back to crafting at your desk. Envious of the wonderful room and light you have to work in. Like everyone else, want to see the grunge cards when you get done with them. Very curious!

Christine said...

love that desk - looks perfectly good to me!
No matter what else happens ... enjoy!
Bishopsmate #51

Jess M said...

Left my messy desk for viewing. I hope you enjoy a little peek into my world.
Jess

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm so glad to hear your mojo is back ). I'll never be able to look at Distress Stains again, especially if they have toppled lol.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Funny, isn't it? Shaker cards never really appealed to me. I think the ones I'd seen seemed a bit cutesy or too fussy. Not yours, I'm sure. One of my ladies wanted to learn how to do one, so I needed to find a way to make one in my own style and it didn't seem to fit me. I got there in the end! Have you made a "Card in a Box" yet? I think I may be addicted to them!

April Story said...

Glad to see you're back at your desk. That is the hardest part for me - just dragging myself to my desk. From there I seem to be okay. :-) April

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,
I'm finally visiting and leaving comments today.

I accidently bought some of the daubers, thinking they were spray bottles. Haven't used them yet but I figure they'll be fine. Can you use them on stamps?

Happy belated WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hello, Julia, it was so funny, my main concern when there was no electricity and no internet was I wouldn't be able to post for WOYWW on time!

I have tweezers from my hubby (who is a surgeon) but I don't use them that much. You've reminded me to look for them and try them out again.
Happy WOYWW! Thank you for dropping by!

Eliza said...

I have just noticed popping back here to visit a few more people that you didn't complete the desk number

Hugs Eliza

Neet said...

I have some lovely tweezers (to me) but I rarely use them I must confess.
Looking forward to seeing summer distressing so please upload when the tie is right.
Remember you are still recovering from surgery and not a piddling little one either.
Take care - Hugs,
Neet xx

okienurse said...

Didn't make it to post this week due to "issues" but taking time to do some surfing today. Really like the looks of your desk...looks productive. What's up with the tweezers? I have the same ones (and two or three others). I don't think any of them work right! See you next week.
Vickie

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