Wednesday, 10 June 2015

WOYWW? 314

This page and a link on it will may help you if you're thinking of joining us - don't be put off by my ability to use twenty words where one would do. Consider it a good way to learn the art of speed reading.
Well that introduction is the perfect illustration of another skill that I possess in spades - procrastination, and here's proof:.

I have tidied a bit, and so you can actually see the desk surface, and I have moved on and am trying to make some cards for another workshop. Got stuck when my original floral idea bombed and was considering the apple. and not really doing much with it for the last 3 days. But...was in the vicinity of the Shopkeeper Gal's yesterday afternoon and she has lent me the Indigo Blu set you can see...it contains a more realistic style of flower. A poppy, actually. So that's to be tried. You can see one of the newer Distress Ink colours...and there's 3 packs of card blanks as well. I plan to be a busy card maker! See the Minion-esque buttons - too cute to leave at the shop! 
So there gentle readers, is my mess for the week...please send me waves of your will power to be tenacious over the card-in-progress and then I can move on!
And while you're doing that, be inspiring and show us what you're up to on your work desk. Surface. Tray.Lap....you get it. Put WOYWW in your post title and link here. Somebody who suffered and EPIC failure in visiting last week will more than make up for it this week. I'll prolly have to sleep with the boss to get the time, but you know me, anything for the cause!

53 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not much of a stamper, yet I simply adore that Indigo Blue flower. It is beautiful even before it's stamped. I agree those buttons are just as cute as a minion's ear. Happy WOYWW, and thanks for being such a wonderful host and friend.

Helen said...

Am sending you vibes to get that poppy inked, from the backside it looks amazing! I have so many poppy stamps and yet there are always so many more I "may" need... good to see bits of your desk; apart from the fact it means you're not creating..Have a great week.

Nikki C said...

I totally understand tossing a creation away when it doesn't go as planned my fave is drawing at a white sheet wondering where to start lol happy we'd and I'm sure you'll get it for to your liking hugs Nikki 6

Neet said...

Love the coaster. Are those buttons little Minions? Need to know if they are - gosh those little yellow guys get everywhere.
Hope you get sorted with the card, the stamp looks good but I am not sure about green poppies - blue yes but green? No, I know you are not stamping them in that colour but hey, it is early doors for me.
Have a good week.
Hugs, Neet xx 7

RosA said...

Hi Julia
Hope we can see that Indigo Blue poppy stamped up, cos it looks good from the back, and hey, I might even "need" it :)
RosA # 8

Debbie Rock said...

Sleeping with the boss? Trading a glimpse of your drawers for chocolate ... you tart! My type of tart though so Galaxy or Dairy Milk?
LOVE IndigoBlu stamps ... can't wait to see your finished card ... do remember to show us! Much love to you dear friend. Debbie #9 (maybe - have forgotten already!) xXx

Christine said...

All Hail to the early risers!!! Not being able to sleep is my excuse but it means I scrape into the top ten!!! (high five!)

I just love that stamp - has to be a 'got to have' one!!

Enjoy the week
Christine

Bishopsmate #10

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Oh my, procrastination! My main desk is a picture of major procrastination. I'm not showing it this week. it's not at all inspiring! Happy WOYWW, Julia! I was so disappointed not to join the anniversary swap. I was sick (I still have a cough) and travelling the whole day and as we say here, my powers couldn't handle it!

MrsC.x said...

i quite like the card in progress but the big poppy looks lovely

Happy WOYWW :)
have a great week
Charlie x #15 or find me here
https://craftroomdiary.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/woyww-june-10th-2015/

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You'll do anything for your craft, huh? I need to see those 'Minion' buttons for real, might have to take a trip to Amesbury :-)
Hugs, LLJ 17 xx

VonnyK said...

I really would like to see that poppy stamp inked, cos I can never see what they are like by the stamp, need to see it in the flesh. Such cute little buttons. Oh the suffering we do for our art, sleeping with the boss, must be hard :)
Have a good one!
Von #18

Kristiina Majuri said...

you'd show your knickers for chocolate? well, chocolate, craft time or woyww browsing time... all is for a good cause. I was really cleaning my desk, but started making my woyww post in between, and the desk is still midway :) so that for procrastinating/procraftinating.

Kristiina #19

Annie said...

You know poppies are 'my thing' so I will be looking out to see what you do with it. Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

sue jones said...

I think you wil manage to make something with that beautiful stamp =- sending lots of +++++ vibes anyway. I adore those buttons so cute.
Have a lovely day xxx Soojay

Sue said...

Fab stamp.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #23

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia. Love the little buttons but can't quite see who makes them? If things go wrong I usually work over it or rip it up and make it part of something else usually a masterboard or some sort of abstract design, I might put it under the pile and wait for inspiration or just use it to clean my stamp on. "Waste not, want not" as they say. Although actually there are lots of things I want but then I digress Lol! Have a great woyww, Angela xXx 24

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just read your question and the short answer is NO. The long answer is I spent much of Sunday on my hands and knees cleaning that filthy basement studio floor. It didn't look THAT bad until I started cleaning it, and realized the floor was supposed to be white, not umber. After all that time, I was exhausted and sore. Monday was spent doing lots of chores, running errands, and trying to get unstiff (not really a word, I realize, but it's how I felt).

I had planned to use the gelli to make my Summer of Color entry, but yesterday (Tuesday) spent the day dyeing fabric and going a far different route than I originally planned. I hope to play with it on Thursday before I manage to track dirt on my pristine floor again.

Not sure why I was so insistent to get one of those plates. I much prefer gelatin. AND, I don't have to worry if I gouge my fingernails in the gelatin, because I can just melt it down again and remove the nicks. I even like the feel of gelatin better. There's really something I can't place, but it has to do with the way the gelli acts under the brayer. Hope this doesn't put you off, because I know Mary Anne sure likes hers.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I had to zoom in to get a better look at those buttons when I spied the "Will show knickers for chocolate". LOL!!! Will have to check out the new distress colors on line. Always enjoy stopping by your desk and reading your musings. Diane #27

AnyOldCraft said...

Morning Julia.
Love the poppy stamp.
That coaster or whatever it is about showing knickers is hilarious lol
Thank you for showing your desk.
There was me thinking all your goodies floated in the air but no, you do actually have a desk, I can see a bit of it lol #29

Twiglet said...

He he yes we crafters will do anything for a bit of crafty activity won't we!. Enjoy every minute - of the crafting time of course!! x Jo

Bernice said...

Love the poppy stamp - one of my favourite flowers. You have to have lots of stuff on your desk when you are trying out ideas - a tidy desk is uninspiring ;-)
Bernice #29

Amanda Ackroyd said...

Love the stamp! My mother-in-law would have a field day with that stamp-she adores poppies! Think I may need it too!! Loving the buttons too-I have a teal soft spot for buttons! Happy crafting-let us know how the cards go! :-) x #30

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

After pretzels and beer I could maybe check on the knickers....love the buttons Told myself I'm going to stamp more...and I like the flowers. Anxious to see the big one and I love the new inks. Have a fun WOYWW and a great week.

Lea.H said...

Well today I had internet issues and when I finally managed to get my blog to publish I realised I had forgotten to add woyww to my title! Next week I will remember!
I love love love your apple stamp its super cute :) lea #34

Nannie4 said...

LOL!! That coaster is the best! Hahahaha! Love the poppy stamp -- can't wait to see it stamped. I don't have any willpower, so can't spare any for you, but I'm sending cosmic ripples that might do something....or not. At least I can send happy, crafty thoughts. {smile} Have a good week, and happy WOYWW.
Nann4 #36

Marit said...

I probably need all my willpower to get something done myself, but I WILL SEND all the left-overs your way Julia ;) The new distress color looks awesome! Happy woyww and have a great week! Love from Holland, Marit #37

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The poppy stamp looks rather lovely. Coincidentally I was tempted by a peony in the same range earlier today. Good luck with the workshop card. Been there!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm loving the little details I can see those buttons, love the 'will show knickers for chocolate' coaster and of course that gorgeous poppy stamp. All ready for you to make those cards. Take care Zo xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, yes, totally agree, it is a crap situation, rofl. Only thing to do about it is laugh at it.On the plus side, and you have to take your positives where you can find them- two weeks in hospital should definitely help with the weight loss this time! Do love Indigo Blu stamps, the designs are beautiful. I really need to stop buying stamps, and start using them a bit more. Doug is my supervisor at work- you're not the only one who sleeps with the boss, lol. Huge hugs, Shaz xxxxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

May the card making power be with you, my friend. LOL! Thank you and have a blessed week. Arnoldo

Sandy Leigh said...

The flower stamp is so cute! And I can see how you couldn't walk away from the minions--they look like little muses laying there, just cheering you on to a beautiful cardmaking victory. And I'm like you--why say one word in a blog, when twenty will do! Thank you for your lovely comment last week. I wanted to tell you that yes indeed, that was hand cream on my desk at all times...not a tube of paint. The paint is all thrown together in a basket where I store the gelli plate. It is a lemon chamomile hand cream from Kohls, and it is delightful. I think it is a necessary supply when you spend hours scrapbooking! Hugs and have a wonderful day. Sandy Leigh

sandra de said...

You can never have enough poppy stamps and can't wait to see it in action. Looks like a very nice new Distress ink but had to chuckle over your coaster. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @35

Angela said...

Ohhh the lengths we'll go to for chocolate!!! Love that coaster! Do you stand on a chair to gain that desk shot?! That Distress Ink colour is gorgeous. Thanks for leaving me a message 2 weeks ago, yes I am still living by the sea in sunny Eastbourne!

Happy card-making!

Angela x
Angel Greetings #46

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia and a big thank you for my card and ATC, I feel very privileged. Your cute buttons caught my eye first and then your lovely card and like everyone else that chocolate lovers coaster. I;m sending some more creative vibes so you'll have your project done in no time. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#45

Monica said...

No post this week as I tried re designing my blog and have a problem.your desk is slowly making a clearing and just intime for the next arrival of goodies.
Monica

Lindart said...

I can see table wood! Much more than I can say for my desk this week. That Indigo flower stamp looks awesome, be sure to share that cards with us! Thanks! Lindart #47

Lynn Holland said...

You had me chuckling with the knicker coaster Julia
Have a good week

April Story said...

Loving that flower stamp! :-)
April

Kim said...

Love the card on the desk now, but do have a thing for poppy's!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it...looks like we are all in agreement on that one!

jan spencer said...

Hi Julia, I love those cute buttons, I can never resist them either, dog bones, melons! I never find a use for them though
Ann S. No 41

Beverley Baird said...

Got a chuckle from your intro. We all have those days when procrastination takes over and we have to kick it to the curb. Love the supplies on your table. Can't wait to see the poppy used. Happy WOYWW.

Laura (Bookworm) said...

I love floral stamps and marvel at how it's possible to have very strong feelings about which florals work for what, but that's how it is. I have a large Hero Arts hydrangea which is perfect for so many things -- birthday, sympathy, anniversary, thinking of you . . . Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #54

Caz said...

Begging forgiveness for being absent for over a year - have genuine excuse! Fully recovered from nervous breakdown now, also retired so no more stress (which is what caused it), loads of time for crafting (and new crafts of spinning/dyeing/weaving) and still not enough hours in the day!
Just realising how much I've missed 'normal' Wednesdays with WOYWW visits!
Happy Crafting
Caz
#55

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Is that the reject card in the middle of your desk there? I like the design but not the image on it. That Indigo Blu stamp is huge so I'm not seeing where it is going on that card but I'm sure you will do something nice with it. We get to see bits of desktop today-a rare sighting. Don't make it a habit though, we expect better from you! LoL! Judy #56

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, that Indigo blu stamp looks totally gorgeous and I know you'll do something fabulous with it. Also loving those cute buttons - I really neeeeed some of those ... those I'm not sure what for :o) Annie C #58

sandysewin said...

Oh, your minion-like buttons are adorable, and that doily card is lovely!

Thanks for the blog visit.

Happy Woyww, Sandy #33

misteejay said...

Despite the glimpses of desk there is still plenty going on and I look forward to seeing what you create with the poppy stamps.
Toni xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Cracked pistachio if I'm not mistaken : D. Love that giant poppy stamp and the minion buttons! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get to have a week chock full of crafty fun! #44

Kyla said...

No desk from me this week....far too busy at work and cordial making! Love those buttons though.
Kyla

VonnyK said...

Hey, my blood isn't feeble cos I feel the cold. It's cos I'm hot blooded, mwa ha ha. Even my friend from England had a jumper on the other day, so it must have been cold, either that or she is becoming acclimatised. :)
Luv Von xx

Pat Brennan said...

Morning Julia
I can see you have been busy again. You all put me to shame you really do. I am taking notes.....must do better...must do be.....ooh pretties! off I go again.

Lizzie said...

Ooo, I'm late this week! Thursday already - sorry!

Well, this week you've managed "tidy up" instead of "push back", so as far as I'm concerned, it's a big success, even before you showed us your projects!
I like your little red card, with a doily and flower - it looks sweet. But can't wait to see the poppies, all printed and beautiful.

Have a good week, Julia!

LizzieMade (#65 this time!!)

Shoshi said...

Love the big poppy stamp, Julia, and your coaster about the chocolate is a hoot!! Lol! Thank you for your lovely comment. I did a little bit of stuff today but in the end the recliner has won again. You are right, it's only a few weeks out of my life and I just have to go along with it!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #31