Wednesday, 1 April 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 304


Supreme in afternoon sunlight, here is my desk at Tuesday afternoon. It was a stroke of genius actually, taking the photo then. See, I was at work with Mr Dunnit and had to come home to collect some drawings with necessary dimensions that he'd forgotten. It occurred to me to snap the desk in daylight as I knew it wouldn't change. Glad I did, because we ended up doing overtime and I crashed into my arm chair when I got home and didn't leave it till bedtime!

I'm working on a card for Grandpa's birthday. At this point, you can see, I've cut out all the letters and bits for overlapping letter contrasts. They are yet to be stuck down. And because I have NO intention of cutting any of them out for a second time, I've put an acrylic block over them so that people can come and go within the range of my desk and the pieces won't be lost ripped, bent or fly away. The indelicately balanced mug is, I promise, totally empty. Someone asked what the pegs are for - holding small bits while I heat gun them, as 'clamps' for gluing difficult things...that sort of thing. 
So now, share please; it's always lovely to see what you're up to. Please put WOYWW in your blog post title and link yourself here. Lovely. Thank you.
HOUSEKEEPING:
In 8 weeks people, it will be WOYWW 312; that will be the sum total of SIX years of us WOYWWing. Being Deskers. That's Wednesday 27th May for those of you who go by calendar dates and not WOYWW numbers. So we'll attempt that friendliest of gestures - an Anniversary ATC swap.  I'll write a post about it separately so as not to bore the glue off your paper at this point.

52 comments:

Nikki C said...

Hey Julia What a great idea for a guy but a lot of fussy cutting I'm sure looks good !! and I see your creating a few other BD cards too. Humm your coffee cup looks empty must be very busy creating. Gotta start some of those ATC's for the swap soon
Guess Mr Linky is on a walkabout so
<a href="http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.ca/2015/03/woyww-easter-rak.html> here's my space this week </a>
Hugs Nikki

Nikki C said...

My Space forgot that little extra " at the end when writing it out :P

glitterandglue said...

Good morning Julia. No Mr Linky as yet - but looks like a busy desk there.
Margaret - glitterandglue

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Arrgghhhh! Why is every first comment I attempt lost? Why does blogger hate me? (Sigh)

Happy WOYWW

Let's see if I get the dancing robot again...

MA

Claire Grantham said...

Whoo Hoo ATC time. Love the card so far Julia. Cx
http://hamnmuledesigns.blogspot.com/2015/04/woyww-304calmer-times.html

Create With Joy said...

Ah, sweet! Always love the Anniversary swaps!

Create With Joy
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2015/04/a-sweet-spring-themed-friendship-card.html

Helen said...

Is it an April Fool that there is no link today?!
The card looks as if it will be lovely.. good idea to cover the loose letters with an acrylic block till you're ready to stick the letters down.

http://www.stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/woyww-304.html

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, Shaz here,Love the letters cut out. Very cool card. Happy Wednesday, xxxx http://silverwolfcards-shaz.blogspot.co.uk/

sandysewin said...

Ah, boo that I'm here nice and early and there's no Mr. Linky.

Good idea with the acrylic block keeping everything from flying away!

Happy Woyww hugs from Sandy,

http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/2015/03/31/woyww-dragons-and-audiobooks/

Mrs.D said...

Is it me. Can't find Mr Linky,
Chris

Mrs.D said...

Guess he's being difficult because it is April fools day.
Chris

Ohhh Snap said...

Keep a weather eye on those letters. Remember my letter that disappeared on it's way to the floor when I was in the middle of gluing them down? It's never come out of hiding btw.

And yay! Six years : D. so many possibilities though for a swap. More stamps, more problems lol.

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,
I haven't posted to WOYWW in so ling, I can't find Mr Linky! Your desk looks like it belongs to a productive artist.

fairy thoughts said...

Ah 1st April .... Had to be didn't it .... And no Mr kinky ( opps stupid text changer) linky.
Janet http://www.janets-fairythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/woyww-304-wip-thats-what.html?m=1

MrsC.x said...

Morning Julia, i hope that you are feeling less shattered today than last night. i like those letters clever idea to put a block on top to stop movement from people sweeping past i wouldnt of thought to do that!

happy woyww
Mrs C.xx
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/woyww-april-1st-2015.html

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Genius! Now why didn't I think of that use of an acrylic block?!

Artatag said...

Got up earlier, just to be fooled! Hehe - nice try!!
Hmm heres my link. happy woyww!
Gabriele
https://artatag.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/stormy-weather/

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sorry to text you so early but see Mr Linky's now working. Though I think I prefer Janet's Mr Kinky, lol!!!
Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

Patsy Paterno said...

Lots of lovely bits of color on your desk! I should get me one of those acrylic blocks, esp as I've got an electric fan on my desk! Smart idea!!!

Annie said...

OMG 6 years!!!!! We all know how fast the weeks pass but 6 years!!! All credit to you for keeping us together for all that time my friend. I'd best get my thinking cap on about a design for this year's swap [I still have last years to mount up if I'm honest].
Hugs,
Annie x

voodoo vixen said...

Love the look of that card with the birthday lettering on it... and very happy to be back doing visits this week... still working on the just do something... but i am getting there!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

6 years!! This truly is a landmark occasion. Will have to get started on those ATC's. No idea as to what to make as everyone else's is so great. The light in that window is perfect for crafting.

Carole Z said...

Morning Julia, yay I made it back this week after a bit of a long break! Goodness 6 years, brilliant news! Your card looks fab, love it! Carole Z #26

Kyla said...

Like the idea of the acrylic block over the letters, so simple yet so effective.

Kyla #27

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I'm on it already, ATCs that it. Love the card, those stamps are so useful and the block over the top is a great idea.
Happy woyww, Angela x 29

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! That fussy cutting looks lovely! Did you draw those letters by hand? Clever you!
I'm looking forward to hear more about the ATCs as I might participate in that. We're not leaving until the end of April so there's another month to do stuff in....
Have a great week and Happy Easter!
Lisca#16

Laura said...

Grandpa's card looks lovely x
Thanks for hosting us all x

sandra de said...

Great idea to keep those letters in place. I find it so hard to do Man cards. Can't believe we are coming up to 6 years. A big thanks to you Julia.
sandra de @35

Christine said...

Helloooo!
I'm back and raring to go ...... yeah!
Love the idea with your stamps, might just try that out for myself .... if I remember!
Thanks for hosting, looking forward to the ATC swap.
Christine

Bishopsmate #34

VonnyK said...

Ha, I saw there was no Mr Linky so I came back later. In fact I was just going to bed and remembered. Love the card letters and what a good idea to weigh them down. They would certainly have come to a nasty end other wise. Can't believe it's nearly six years, I'll have to try and do an ATC.
Have a great week, the pillows are calling me (yawn).
Von # 38

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy April Fool's Day....a fun colored birthday card. And a workable desk.I am excited about the May ATC coming up. Have a fun day.

Elizabeth said...

Yoo-hoo, Julia, it's me back once again ... apologies for being so sporadic in my visits recently but it's just down to my upsy-downsy energy levels at the moment ... a few more weeks and all should be normal again. Love the light on your desk today/yesterday ... another sign of the better days coming. Glad to find the precariously place cup is empty :) Overtime ... sounds like business is good - exhausting yes, but good for you both too :) Hoping the weekend is a bit more leisurely for you and you get to finish of grandpa's card. Hugs, Elizabeth xx #40

Nannie4 said...

Clothespins do make perfect clamps -- I use those and a small plastic clamp that the daughter found at a dollar store. All perfect! Your card is looking awesome. Glad that coffee mug is empty. :) I look forward to hearing about the anniversary swap. Sounds like fun!
Enjoy your week -- don't work too hard. Nann4 #42

Sue said...

Your desk sure looks like you have been busy.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #25

Neet said...

Why is it everyone makes lovely cards out of lettering but when I do it they don't match up to what I have seen. Love that card, love the colours.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Belinda Basson said...

I too could not see Mr Linky this morning...but I see now that it is after 12 and April fools is over...he is back. Love your desk.

Diana Taylor said...

I LOVE spotty paper and the card you are making looks fab. I also love the leaf card at the back of your table. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #32

Angela said...

What an intriguing desk you have! I like the toy dragon at the back! Great idea to keep those fiddly letters in one place with an acrylic block. I've never made an ATC before and am keen to take part in the forthcoming swap! Thanks for leaving me a message :)
Have a good week :)

Angela #31

Eliza said...

I love the simplicity of the card but not the fussy cutting isn't that what die machines are for? thought you would of had some alphabet die somewhere to do that. I do like the paper choice too. Oh and the faithful acrylic block to stop the mess, where would we be without them. I hope you have a wonderful Easter and don't eat to many Easter eggs. Oh to hell with it eat them all.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Lindart said...

What a great idea to put the card under your mat - things do get lost, especially in my house with a kitten on the prowl! Your desk looks wonderfully used -I see another birthday card in the corner! I always have cups of some sort perched here and there, I just have to be careful not to pop a brush full of paint into my coffee! Lindart #51

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is so smart to put the block over the pieces :) love the colors of the letters you are gathering together Julia. ~Stacy

GlorV1 said...

Just joining in this week. It has been a while since last I linked up, but here I am. Hello to all and enjoy your Wednesday. Thanks for hosting Julia.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

An ATC swap......Sounds like fun.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

All that lovely sunshine! Love the dotted letters for the Happy Birthday card. I see lots of great projects on your desk. What a happy place!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Lots going on again today at your workdesk! I love that you 'protected' your letters from accidental damage. I do this also because of my cat Jimbo. He usually doesn't go by my workdesk area but one never knows and with all the fussy cutting I do I don't want to lose a piece and have to do it over! Wishing you a happy day today - we have sunshine and warm weather here in this part of WI today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lizzie said...

Ah, the second best thing about reading others' blogs (after the friendship and fun), is the brilliant and clever ideas that others have.
And today, you've given us two for the price of one, Julia! A large acrylic block over your cut-out pieces, so they don't get knocked off the desk, or blown away; And clothes pegs, to use as holders for little bits and when heating things. Both very clever - both "I wish I'd thought of that!" kind of ideas.

By the way, I do like that lettering - it will be a lovely card, when it's done.

The ATC Swap sounds interesting. I have never made an ATC - maybe I could try...

Happy Wednesday!

Lizzie #61

Sharon Madson said...

Whahoo! I had so much fun with our last ATC Swap. It was my first one, too. Thank you Julia for our fun Wednesdays. I have been MIA, but made it today! :) #65

Sandy Leigh said...

That was a stroke of genius, and I love seeing your busy, happy desk in broad daylight! Seeing the letters all cut out reminds me that I need more letter dies for the Big Shot. Fussy cutting is not one of my strong points. Thanks for visiting me today! I'm so late getting around because of work. Oh well. Sandy Leigh

Beverley Baird said...

I can so relate to your desk! Mine is like that most of the time! lol Lovely card.

jan spencer said...

Love the letters you've made, gave me inspiration for some masculine cards I have to make.
Sorry I'm late, Internet was off and on all afternoon and evening
Happy easter. Jan x. No 59

misteejay said...

How lovely seeing some sunshine on your desk. Love the colour choice for the lettering on the card.
Toni xx

Robyn said...

so it's boredom that causes glue failure ?!
Yes I am alive, tho life keeps on happening, and I have to move, got a stomach flu and was living in a wildfire!!!!
Looking forward to settling into new digs and swapping WOYWW6 Big time. Please swap with me and I hope to post next week!