Wednesday, 11 March 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 301

Please join us if you'd like to - it's a show and tell about what you're working on and where you do that work. We inspire, enable and applaud your mojo. And commiserate and support when there is no mojo. You don't have to commit and nor do you have to tidy up. Instructions can be found in links ingeniously entitled How to Link for WOYWW. Well, I missed T at Elizabeth's yesterday because I thought it was Monday, so my panic over not missing this morning has caused a sensational lack of sleep! Bleurgh. The customers I'm delivering to today had better be nice, I'm getting too old to suck it up if they're rude AND I'm tired! Anyway, to the main event...
This was Tuesday, about 5.30pm. Daylight! Bliss. So the mess is a variety of things...the tin of Cut n Dry foam pieces is draped with a 12 x 12 page protector that is split into pockets..I guess for Project Life. Every now and then I like to add one of these to my pages for 'extra' photos that don't quite make the grade for a page of their own but still add to a story. There's a new alphabet mould from Stampin' Up! I've had it a week and have been playing with Crackle glaze in it. The 'release' is great. The crackle glaze is so good though, that the 'crackle' actually just means that every letter comes out in several pieces. Doh! In front and centre is a Stampendous image that I'm working on - as a Mother's Day card. My sweet Mama doesn't read this, so it's safe. It's a beautiful stamp, I just know I'm going to over use it! The usual detritus of the old five minutes here and there routine. The photo propped against the ATG was a picture of their home in the snow, used by my parents as a Christmas card last year. It's waiting to be matched to a paper etc for Crop at the weekend. What? Three months since Christmas? Oh, that's nothing. 
So...go right ahead and show and tell please, gentle reader. We wanna see. Please put WOYWW in your post title, it really helps. And then use your link number when you visit others - that way you can more easily be visited back! Nice, huh.

65 comments:

Nikki C said...

Wow two times in a row at number 1 gonna have to by a lottery ticket .
I don't think you can really over use a stamp when it's pretty you'll find it used in bg papers when you've made it to often we all have our favorites that we just have to use. That's just a well bought stamp hugs Nikki 1 and I have a little RAK going on too

Helen said...

I was nearly caught out by your early appearance, was just getting my post ready to link and wham, there you were! My early morning lack of sleep is caused by a head cold however.. The alphabet mould sounds really good, although not if your crackled letters crack up.. Hope your deliverees are nice to you!!

MrsC.x said...

morning Julia! O my goodness cant believe that i made No# 2 spot....Mr C blooming woke me up on his way out to bring home the bacon ;) it will however throw my system of working through the visits below me before the school run!

So any way about the desk, interesting that you have the SU alpha mould i have ummed and ahhed over it do i really need it? i am thinking i may do for my project life album but then i have alpha stamps up the wazzooo so maybe i dont?! decisions decisions lol

any whoo

Happy WOYWW!
Thanks for sharing
Mrs C.xx
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/woyww-march-10th-2015.html

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's not overuse of anything, stamp or fabric, if it gladdens your heart....have fun at the crop on Saturday, it made me smile that you'll be doing something Christmassy :-)
Hugs, LLJ 5 xx

Kyla said...

Ooh not seen the SU moulds, I have s chocolate letter mould I use. I can see theft problem with crackle though, hilarious! Hot glue works well (not to stick the letters back together again!) in the moulds and can be painted with acrylic paint and gilding wax.

Hurrah for crafty get together, enjoy.
Kyla #8

Lucy said...

Great stamps! I bought a load of bits to make Mothers day cards with but left them at work. Will have to go back in on my holiday (boo!) to retrieve them! Have a great week - Lucy #4 x

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia
The lighter nights are a joy indeed. Its great to have a favourite stamp, you just know whatever you are making with it will turn out great!
Have a happy week
Lynda B 14

fairy thoughts said...

Morning julia
Well you seem very laid back for someone who has lost a day .... And it's only Wednesday. The thought of all the letters falling apart made me smile .... It's the sort of thing I would do. Hope your customers are good to you .... Have a good week
Janet

Artatag said...

Help Julia!! I have a wrong link on 13. Tried to remove it. Didn´t work. No 15 is ok.
Crackle glaze never seems to work as it should
Hugs
Gabriele 15

Annie said...

It's no Mothers day card making for me....no mum.....but I do hope to receive a few ;-) You certainly have a lot going on on your desk today.
Hugs,
Annie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautiful mess Julia..and don't mind about forgetting the days-
in german we hav a great quote:
Hours do not strike for a happy (wo)man.
lol.

Happy WOYWW!

Lynn Holland said...

Morning Julia
Crawling in this morning after an early start to the day.
Tea first I think......
Lynn // 19

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I stopped by to apologize for missing last Friday with Annie, because I forgot it was Friday. Here it is Wednesday, and I have NOTHING to show for it. Like you, I'm a day behind. It may have something to do with our times changing to Daylight Savings on Sunday. I am always so discombobulated when that happens.

It's obvious I'm not playing this week, since I have nothing to show. But I hope to be more on track next week, and at least wanted to stop by and say hi.

I hope the customers are nice to you, but I suspect you'll put on your big girl FACE and take everything in stride if they don't. You're too sweet to be anything else.]

No comment on your desk, except your parents have a GORGEOUS home. Hope you and your mom have a great Mother's Day on Sunday. Or Monday. Or Saturday. Whatever (grin)!

Twiglet said...

Love the purply colours of those flowers. We all love a pretty Mothers Day card don't we. x Jo

VonnyK said...

I have lots of calendars around and still never know what day it is. I rely on my daughter, she wears a different school uniform on different days :) Bummer about the crackle, at least it works. That stamp looks gorgeous, I'd use it heaps but my stamping is too awful to show in public.
Have a great week,
Von #23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Julia .. yes am here few days earlier than last week, and also here to thank you for the tip on sanding the stamp... as my desk today attests too it worked a treat :D

Oh, an you have me chuckling over your letters and the crackle glaze.. sounds like a really brilliant idea in theory!! :D that stamp is huge .. beautiful flower but wa-aay huge... or perhaps and optical illusion?
Thanks so much for sharing every week too ~ happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #27

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

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misteejay said...

A very busy desk this week Julia.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who is losing track of the days.
Toni xx

sandra de said...

I can see why you would use that gorgeous stamp over and over. Your parents house looks like something out of a fairy story. have a lovely week even if it is a bit shorter with days disappearing on you.
sandra de @29

Neet said...

Just worked out what you meant about the crackle glaze - some people take a while to 'cotton on' and I have just woken up. Could you put something else in the mould to begin with and then top it up with the crackle? Sounds like a great mould if it is such easy release.
Have fun the rest of the week playing with it - you might have all sorts spelled out next week when we come by.
Hugs, Neet xx 28

peggy aplSEEDS said...

That looks like a great stamp and i think it's best to buy stamps that you can use a lot. I have no idea what you do with the alphabet mold but it looks like a project i would enjoy! Happy WOYWW!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I just love moulds. I normally use UTEE, paper clay, Hot glue gun or friendly plastic but your idea of crackle glaze sounds interesting. I wonder if you put a little in the bottom of the mould and then put another glaze in if that might work and stop it falling apart. Look you've got me all excited now Lol!Might try it myself! Sending hugs, Angela x 31

Anne said...

Hello Julia. I would be using that stamp lots as well! Have not been sure if I should buy that mould! Anne x #32

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I feel like I've barely been to bed and it's suddenly Wednesday! Your desk looks great this morning and I love that stamp you are using. Hoping your customers are all nice to you today!
Glenda #33

Lisca Meijer said...

Isn't it great when it's light when you wake up! Spring is coming.
Mother's day! I hadn't given it thought.... I think in Europe it's the first Sunday of May, so I have plenty of time. Thanks for rewinding me.
Have agreat week,
Lisca#38 (I think)

Lisca Meijer said...

Sorry I'm Lisca at 35

Laura said...

Hmm, that hydrangea stamp looks lovely. Must make a mothers day card...
Happy Wednesday x
Laura

Christine said...

Thank you for reminding me it's Wednesday ....
Love that your desk is busy and those customers .... just smile ...........

Have a good week
Christine
Bishopsmate#38

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What are your plans for the letters? Once you've glued them back together, of course! I've got the button mould, but only used it with the SU clay so far. Good to know it works well with other materials.

Eliza said...

Julia I am running years behind so don't feel so bad. Sorry mucked up the first posting link it has Yoda's name and he is not joining us this week. Can you please delete it. Oh I have had a drink for you, cheers mate.

Hugs Eliza

Mrs.D said...

Well good morning Julia,and thank you once again for facilitating this wonderful party, I've really missed it when my arm was very bad.
Love that stamp on your desk, the colours you've used are gorgeous, you Mama will be mightily blessed by it.
Chris #26

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, Mothers Day front and centre everywhere this week. What a shame about the mould, that must be very frustrating. Nice Stampendous stamp too.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your desk is getting some great natural light on it! I am sorry you didn't sleep well, so I hope things went well with your customer. Happy WOYWW! #44

Nannie4 said...

Beautiful stamp! Sorry that the mold broke your crackle medium! That sucks.
Happy WOYWW. Have a great week!
Nann4 #48

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, very pretty flowers there for your mothers day card. Isn't it lovely when the weather starts to change and the days lengthen - I just love spring and autumn. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#25

Sue said...

I am loving the flower embellishment. Looking forward to seeing the finished card.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #43

Sid said...

Long time since I posted Julia, but must make an effort and surprise people with my mega messy desks going forward. Happy WOYWW

Nan G said...

Yes the mould does sound interesting, tho crackled letters not so much. Love the daylight too! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #53

famfa said...

Hi I've been away for ages but came back today - hope that's okay. Your desk looks very well used and shows lots of energy. As for the Christmas comment, well that's just silly. We still have snow from the last Christmas, I can't start thinking about the next one!!!!
Famfa #54

Lindart said...

Sounds like you work just like I do - 5 minutes or so at a time! I laughed when you talked about Project Life and Christmas - I'm in the middle of August 2014! I feel like doing March 2015 now, and working forwards and backwards until I have everything done and I'm up to date. Will that ever happen? I don't know! Lindart #61 (hopefully will stay that way...)

Ohhh Snap said...

I hope the deliverees behave themselves so you don't have to get all cantankerous : ). I don't think I needed to know about alphabet molds and crackle. It sounds totally dangerous lol Love the flower. It's also good to see how other people keep their Glossy Accents ready to go : ). #60

Ohhh Snap said...

ps re-read the crackle. Could you add a layer of Glossy Accents to the back when the crackle had dried. It would be a much longer make time, but hey I stitch scrapbook pages with 2-ply handspun embroidery thread. Who am I to judge?:D

lisa said...

Your stamp looks beautiful so there's no such thing as over use. I bet your Mum absolutely loves her card.
Have fun at your crop, that looks a gorgeous photo.
Hugs Lisax #63

Claire Grantham said...

Hi Julia, busy desk..unlike mine..I like the look of the alphabet mould. I have been working with some butterfly moulds that I was given. Good to be back at WOYWW Claire x #64

Sandy Leigh said...

I got home from the office yesterday, and suddenly realized that there was a flood of sunlight streaming across my crafty table! I was so happy, I nearly didn't start dinner because I was so caught up in my beads and wire. Thank goodness the dark winter nights are over. Your letter molds sound wonderful...I can think of so many things those would work well for. Take care. Sandy Leigh

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Enjoyed seeing your works in progress and reading your post as always! Your mom's Mother's Day card is going to be beautiful! Yes, it is 3 months since Christmas dear one. :<) But many of us understand completely! :<) Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It's so nice to see the sunshine. Your desk is such a happy place to play right next to the window. Lots of in progress stuff which is nice to see as it means you have been playing! Judy #67

Krisha said...

Interesting desk this week Julia. What a beautiful home in the photo and the hydrangeas are so pretty.

Couldn't play along this week, was up worrying about my beloved dog. Her health isn't good and I know the end is coming fast. :(

Oh yes, I have had many senior moments and forgotten what day it is.....LOL

jan spencer said...

I've never seen the moulds Julia, where did you find them?
I loved your blog about the glass paints the other day but I won't be tempted, too much of that every Wednesday
Jan s. No 57

StampinCarol said...

I've never seen a mould like that and I definitely don't like thinking about the items coming out in pieces! The hydrangea stamp is very pretty! Our mother's day is in May so there is time for cards yet. Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #59

Kristiina Majuri said...

I've always loved hydrangeas, my granny had some gorgeous ones in her garden...and I've been looking at that stamp thinking it would lend itself to some 3d decoupage. I suspect that there is so much underuse in our stashes that overuse would just add some balance!
Kristiina #9

Belinda Basson said...

Sorry to be AWOL again today. Mom gave me a scare and collapsed on Monday morning and I rushed her to hospital thinking she had had a heart attack, turns out to be a severe bladder infection and she will be home tomorrow. I had no idea it was Wednesday today till I turned on my PC tonight for the first time all week and saw all the WOYWW posts in my side bar! Where does life go? Hope to be back to normal...such as what is normal anyway...next week! I see you are also missing days in your week too! Funny old thing the real world! comes and slaps you up round the head and messes with it too! Hope your customers were kind to you today? May Murphy have been on your side...he often isn't!

Ali H said...

Loads happening! That alphabet mould looks intreguing, do show us how the letters come out? Ali #72

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, I might have to get me one of those moulds. Can you spot something else I bought after seeing yours? It might be too hard to spot amongst the chaos.

Yep, crackle glaze has caught me out before now, it doesn't work well for glass effect in sunglasses ha ha.

Cazzy #73

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, Tried leaving a comment earlier but Blogger was acting up for me! I hope you are feeling a bit more rested by the time you read this! Have noticed the days getting longer here too, and had the occasional ray of sunshine to brighten everything up ... though it doesn't half show up the dust motes :) Another crop this weekend ... still haven't persuaded himself to move down there just so I can attend :( Have a great evening. Hugs, Elizabeth xx #56

pearshapedcrafting said...

I do love that stamp! Hope you find a solution to the crackled letters problem! Enjoy your crop! Chrisx 45

Annie Claxton said...

oh what a shame about the crackle working too well - that was such a good idea! It's not the over-used stamps I worry about, it's the under-used ones which I have loads of. Love that one and the colours you're using are beautiful. Happy WOYWW :o) Annie C #76

Kelly said...

lots of activity, Julia! I am also getting good at the 5 minutes here and there thing. Running behind this week because I've been 'cleaning' 72* F here today. Spring is just around the corner and I'm in 'tired of this dirt' mode LOL Creative Blessings! Kelly #77

April Story said...

I hope all your customers behaved appropriately. lol I wouldn't have wanted to mess with you. :-) April #65

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh NO I never would have guessed the crackle stuff would actually crack and not hold its shape. dang. that is such a cool idea too. ~Stacy #79

Tracy said...

Your desk looks like so much fun is going on :)
I need to actually clean mine off to be able to create on it :)

Marit said...

Crackle paint - ohmy, I totally forgot to look for that on the Craft show last week. Maybe it's better that way, I spend enough as it is... ha! Isn't it nice that daylight stays 'on' that long?! We had lovely Spring-weather overhere last week and it's a real boost for my (good!) mood. Hope you got/get enough sleep these days Julia. Love and hugs from Holland, Marit #50

Shel C said...

I love where you are going with that Stampendous stamp..a hydrangea I think? That always sounds to me like a multiple headed monster so I am afraid to say it..lol I never thought of trying crackle paste in a mold..I guess you have done the experiment for me :) Thanks for this lovely blog you do! Shel@paperocotillostudio #74

Pat Taviss said...

Julia, I don't know how you do it, but you seem to be everywhere today. I started at the top for a bit, and now I'm way down south in the 60's and 70's skipping around a bit. Thanks for your visit and check back later for details on Cincinnati Chili, it is yummy

Thanks for hosting this so well.
Pat #78 this week,
I think my lowest number has been in the 50's.

Shoshi said...

That alphabet mould looks interesting, Julia. I made my own moulds from 3-D letters a while back but haven't completed the alphabet. I use Polyfilla One Fill which is dirt cheap and extremely lightweight when set. Also friendly plastic, air dry clay or UTEE. I use the Polyfilla through stencils too, instead of expensive moulding paste. Cheap-as-chips-Shoshi.

Thank you for your lovely comment. All last week I was able to put it to the back of my mind and we had a lovely relaxing time, but now as the day grows ever nearer, I'm starting to freak out again a bit, and this will get worse after the weekend, I've no doubt! I am also nervous that something else will crop up and they'll put me off again... they say lightning never strikes twice in the same place but I shan't believe it's going ahead until they shoot me full of anaesthetic!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #46

DottyA Cards & Things said...

You are the best Julia!! How do you find the time to not only host this grat blog but to visit everyone too!! You are diffently the woman I craft to be!!!
Thanks for your visit, I'll try the blue tack on the glue as soon as I find out what blue tack is and where to get it!
Thanks again for your vist!!