Wednesday, 3 December 2014

WOYWW 287

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  You can find out how effective this question is by joining in really, and to do that, you can easily work it out or read the notes in the WOYWW pages to be found a click away at the top of the page.  
Well, as you're here, you might as well look mine over....
It's a layered hell hole!  Even the embossing powder is taking refuge on the iPad stand.  Luckily, I managed to put the lid on it!  What you see is the layers of papers and cuttings and colour ways involved in making something nice for a workshop. In this case, it WILL be a gift card holder.  It will be. Even if I have to spend another 3 days messing about with it. The paper engineering is sound, it's the images and colours that have me behaving badly. Weird. Wired. Both. The light is terrible - that's what you get for making me get up early to do this before work..Mr Dunnit has let me have two days off this week and I just knew it wasn't going to last!  The gift stamp is by Stampendous and I was trying to make it look pieced with silver glitter paper. Not for much longer.  There at the back against my ATG gun is the tea bag dispenser..I'll get to that.  The stars on the door handle are reminding me of a deadline, and I intend to use them...I'll get to that too. I need to see what you're doing and erm, why.  Although I may be able to guess the why on the first Wednesday of December! Put WOYWW in your post title and link here.  It may take days, but we'll visit each other.  I'm now offering Christmas blends of tea and coffee, in seasonally appropriate china.  Really, stop awhile.






50 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

This is the busiest I've ever seen your desk and yes how do you work in that light?
Bridget #4

Robyn said...

It's all about the layers- and time.
My post was shorter than yours!!!
robyn 6

RosA said...

Yes, there certainly is some busy stuff going on there! I do like that gift stamp! Very pretty!
Have a good week!
RosA # 3

Helen said...

the light looks familiar, though my photo wasn't taken live this morning, but late at night ... but the light is the same!
There is loads on your desk today! I've not seen it look like that in ages.. hope you crack the design son.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Wow, your desk is really looking busy, but at least the layers are of creative stuff! What is that Merry Christmas design peaking out? I like it! Happy WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had every intention of playing this week, but realized I have dug myself into a hole that I may not get out of in time for Christmas. I see you have deadlines, too, and you will probably meet yours before I meet mine.

Those days off went by fast, I bet. I could help you with color, but I'm not sure what you are working on (grin). Have a great Wednesday and week. If you don't hear from me for awhile, you know it's because I'm trying to shovel my way out of deadlines, not snow.

Kyla said...

Woah....lots of UFO's on your desk today, 2 days off work will no doubt sort these out. Ooh, festive tea in nice China? Flick the kettle on and I will bring the mince pies :-)

Kyla #14

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - a relaxing cuppa with you sounds just what the doctor ordered! Manic but merry, festive and only slightly frazzled here today. I'm determined to enjoy and be laid back about this Advent - and it's working (sort of) so far. Hope you have a great week, and that all your crafty endeavours come together. Most of all - ENJOY!! Hugs, Chris # 15

Jackie said...

The festive China and tea sounds just the ticket...... Forget the layers chill and drink tea!
Jackie 9

Maria said...

Your work-desk looks so busy, are you getting much stuff done? I love your little Christmas present at first I thought it was a diecut....
I'll have a cup of Earl grey please...

Annie said...

What is this foreign language you speak.....can you please translate 'days off'. This is a phrase I am not aware of. What a busy desk you have today. Have a great week my friend.
Hugs,
Annie x

Nikki C said...

My oh my lots going on in your space today. I'm sure it will all come together in the end hugs Nikki 1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'll have a Christmas tea in a festive, kitsch mug please......what's that I hear you say? You don't do kitsch? Well, I never......... ;-)
Hope the projects work out!
Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

Emma Made said...

Love the festive chaos on your desk. Happy advent! #25

misteejay said...

Gosh that is a busy desk Julia.
Don't you just hate the light this time of year - I have problems with my photos at any time of year but it seems to get worse during the Autumn/Winter.
Toni xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, thanks for visiting...yep our desks are both a mess...I don't know how you fit in work, classes, getting ready for workshops, making your own cards, blogging, as well as the press of all that happens around this time of year....You're a legend. I am just so pleased I made the cards all year 80+ and I don't work (am really enjoying that bit). Hope it all goes well this week Cheers RobynO#26

Create With Joy said...

Wow, what a busy desk you have today Julia! Had hoped to make some Christmas cards today but am still recovering from a bug I picked up over the Thanksgiving holidays. Still, I had some exciting news to share... Hope you have a wonderful week and as always, thanks for hosting! :-)

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I am a bit earlier this week don't know what happened last Wednesday but the connection was down then it was up! who knows. Very busy desk today, hope you are making the most of what extra time you've had.
Happy crafty week, Angela x 28

Marit said...

Your desk is indeed 'a bit messy' ;) today Julia... such a lot going on there... I get chaotic even looking at it - hope you find your way through the paper and stuff but I'm sure you will and create something beautiful in the end. Go for it girl!!! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #32

Karon said...

Busy busy busy! Love the little stars hanging up in the back and those little glittered presents. I think we are all at it this time of the year, and why is it that even though each I promise to be more organised - but still end up creating last minute Christmas cards LOL! Have a great week and thanks for the link up.

Karon #33

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Now that is one busy mess! I'm hard pressed to decide which is worse yours or mine...just kidding...you win! Glenda #30

Twiglet said...

Nice hectic desk - nothing Christmassy going on around here just yet but I have managed some sewing! x Jo

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

"Layered hell hole" LOL! It certainly looks very busy! I've managed to keep mine tidy this week but I don't know how long I can keep it up! Happy creating! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #30

Neet said...

Can I just have hot water please but in a festive mug or cup? I'll bring my own teabag as I am such a fussy/funny old bird when it comes to tea.
I cannot work with layers on my desk but then my workspace is so much smaller than yours - I need to get this craftroom extended.
Hugs, Neet xx

Artatag said...

Oh hell, this looks like stress!! But I must admit, I normally have many layers on my desk, as I am working on several projects at one time and need a lot of stuff! Oh, I gladly accept the tea! Thanks a lot!!
Cheers
Gabriele 12

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia,

I have never seen your desk look like that, and you sound so panicked!
I saw the stars post, I have a load of shapes I bought but only ordinary papers to use on them, or paint, I was thinking paint. Now I bought them at least a year ago lol.

I need to make gift card holders too, you are putting me off the idea!

Now that I have finally shaken off that virus, after 3 weeks, maybe I can put my mind to gift card holders.

You asked last week how I was getting on with Pan Pastels, and I have fessed up on my post that I haven't actually used them yet. I now own 3 of the flat cakes in little plastic containers that neatly screw together, and I won all three. They seem too precious or maybe I am scared to begin and mess something up with the few I have. I will have a go with them soon, nothing to lose really.
Anyway, look - I am creeping up numbers wise, 37 this week, unless everyone is too busy doing Christmas stuff.
So Happy WOYWW,

Carol #37

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what a lot of stuff - I'm sure it's a sign of great creativity and huge output of work! Have a great week,
Diana #38

Hettie said...

Good Grief Crazy Lady! Your desk looks just like mine, only I have a huge pile next to my guillotine which I have to move when it gets too high to cut!! I have cheated and shown you my sewing desk today haa haa!
Hugs
xx

KraftyKaren said...

Wow you are so busy - I suspect that we are all working on desks in a similar state at the moment. I have so many projects on the go and in my head at the moment, I feel like one of those plate spinners LOL!!

Have a good week
KraftyKaren #42

Sandy Leigh said...

Can I use "layers of hell" to describe my desk sometime? I love that! And I'll be right over for tea. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Sue said...

Nothing on my desk, so I am not taking part this week:(

Hope the papers are soon no more.

Happy WOYWW
Sue

Hammers said...

Ha ha ha it's an explosion of craft - so many things going on. I don't actually know what to say :) Cx #44

Lindart said...

Love your messy desk - almost everything is white! The cut out present looks very nice - wonder what you will do with it? Today I am #44, usually I'm in the late 50's early 60's - perhaps Christmas is keeping a few away. Anyway,I made it! Lindart #44

Elizabeth said...

Phew! Made it at last ... thought I wasn't going to get here again this week but the sun and the stars must be in perfect alignment ... or something like that :) Your 'hell hole' is such a reassuring sight ... mine isn't the only one! Glad to hear you have been given a couple of days off ... hope you get all you plan done in the time. Whatever, have a good week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #47

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You have lots and lots of stuff out for sure. I hope the visual reminders do their job. I've tried that method and they often go and hide.

fairyrocks said...

My DH is a tea drinker, Now you have me curious about the construction of your dispensers. Thanks for sharing. I didn't link up this week, I have been adding to last weeks, because I want to keep all the coats for this round in one place. I wasn't sure if a continuous link would be okay? Keep smiling and creating.

Beth P said...

You look very productive Julia! Ummm, seasonal flavored coffee did I hear?! I'll be over... :D
I love the cut outs on your desk of presents. You gave me a giggle when you said even your embossing powder was taking refuge! Thank goodness you did put the cover back on! I would have knocked the thing over spilling my precious embossing powder all over the place adding in several expletives along the way! Well, I'm off to see some other thoroughly organized and perfectly neat desks... lol!
Hugs and see you next week my sweet blogging sister,
Beth P

sandysewin said...

Wow, you have LOTS to get to, but I know you'll manage. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comments.

Happy creating and happy Woyww,

Sandy #23

Ali H said...

Ooh Julia - will you ever find a desk under that lot ! Hope the project works out ! Ali xx #51

Annie Claxton said...

hehehe that's my kind of desk Julia - all you need now is a cat to jump up and land right in the middle of it all! :o) Good luck with the deadlines and Happy WOYWW Annie C #52

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hi, Julia! My table doesn't yet look like this, but it will soon. I want to make Christmas tags for gifts and am doing December Daily, too, and we won't mention all the filling in on Project Life 2014 that I'd like to be mostly done with before 2015 arrives . . . but it's fun sort of busy to be. Hope your decision making for the gift card holder snaps into place for you. The red stars look lovely. Love the image of the embossing powder leaping to the iPad stand for safety. Happiest of WOYWWs to you! ~ Laura the bookworm

itsamistry said...

I made it!!! Didn't think I would get a post done today or this week. Hope the lid was on tight on the embossing powder? Seasonal flavoured coffee? Ooohhh yes please. Busy creative desk as always. Have a lovely week. Anita

StampinCarol said...

I think this is the "messiest" I've seen your desk. Oh my! Hopefully you'll get all your projects completed! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #36

Sharon Madson said...

I am having a cup of chocolate Hazelnut tea(decaf) as I visit you. That gift stamp looks like you could do something great with it. Lots of glitter on your desk this week. The stars look interesting. Thanks for sharing, Julia! :)

VonnyK said...

Your desk is starting to look more and more like mine :) Can I have a festive blend of iced coffee, cos it's really hot here. Love that present with the glitter. I'm not playing this week, ran out of time but I'm visiting desks as time permits.
Have a fun week.
Von

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am grinning from ear to ear.. because, by Sunday that is pretty much what my desk looked like but, I managed to unearth about 12 square inches in the center for a flat spot...

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the heads up of Cindy's choir of angels in boxes...they are great, I saw them last week. There is so much you can do with that concept of stuff in a box. I am quite addicted and have not made a flat card for ages now! That glitter still looks precarious even if it does have its lid on!

Christine said...

(jumping up and down) My desk is neater, my desk is neater (still jumping up and down!)
Oops! very late (not jumping up and down)
have a good week Julia and thanks for hosting.
Bishopsmate #62

April Story said...

WHAT A MESS!!!! I love it. :-) I hope you share all those finished projects you are in the middle of. :-) April

Eliza said...

Julia,

Hello how are you? that is one really busy desk, you should partake in the push and shove method for crafting, it really does work when desperate and yes I have been known to do it from time to time. Stars for reminders, I don't think it would work for me. As for lighting, you get Santa to drop you in some good lighting, you need it now the weather is turning nasty and cold. As for Mr Dunnit you tell him to let you have time off. Sorry not been around long story with children and surgery issues and charity work, normal work, you know the drill. I feel bad if I can't return the visits that people would make so it is better to stay away. I buckled under the Yoda fan pressure and admitted to defeat this week. Time is really precious with the hamper packing next Wednesday with the charity group.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda