Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 317

Well Deskers, I haven't lost form. Indeed, I may be in a panic of preparation..
When you go away, you often think when you get back, that everyone else's time has stood still, just as yours seems to on holiday. But the cruel truth is..it hasn't and some people are expecting you to deliver on promises. So here you see me attempting just that, and with no time to spare, shame on me.
For a workshop I eloquently entitled 'sketches and scraps'. Not a problem except when the potential is for 16 people to do the workshop. You kinda have to make sure you've got enough scraps in the same colour ways for all the cards to work. So here you see me rootling and deciding. My 6x6 pads naturally live in the scraps box. However beautiful they are and however much I can't resist buying them, they really are only of value for cutting up to make cards. Card blank sizes being what they are and all. You know.
And on my ipad stand still - Twiglets dumfed WOYWW anniversary card. I'm not ready to put away the collection of beauties that I received.
Now, if you need more information about this WOYWW thing follow THIS LINK. It contains another link that tells you how to join in. If you are ready, please, add your link so that fellow Deskers worldwide can visit and be inspired and inspiring. I thank you!

46 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, 16 people truly IS a challenge. But I know you are up to the task, and we'll see a few results in the near future.

WOYWWendy and I want to thank you for allowing this post and Wendy is waving because she can't seem to sit still.

Nikki C said...

There is never enough hours sometimes in a day when we try to get some things done on a deadline Goodluck getting it all done I'm surer your going to make it all in time hugs Nikki 6

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW ...first ever, And I love the dumfed items Twiglet and Wipso make ! Just the sweetest "Little Treasures" I guess I don't see much of that crafty goodness in the states. Scraps! I have them organized by color and in file folders and I've used them much better that way. and within reach. Have a wonderful WOYWW day.

Shel C said...

Oh my...I have never been that low of a number on the list before. My lucky day :) I know what you mean about needing the matching things for multiple cards.. whether it is for a workshop or a swap. Seems the searching sometimes takes longer then the project itself.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, this is early for me. 6.30 and I'm outside eating brekkie as it's too hot already!!
Scraps x16 is quite a lot to find, lol!! Xx
LLJ 7 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

You're super woman, you can do it..whats 16? Its only a number hahahhaa, you are one amazing person just watching your desk every week and seeing what you do. How was the hoiday?
Bridget #2

Create With Joy said...

Lovely desk and cards - but I especially love your poppy card a few posts back!
Happy WOYWW to you! :-)

Ramona - #13
Create With Joy

peggy aplSEEDS said...

What a beauty of a card, Julia! Ah, regretting I didn't join this year! Happy WOYWW!

Helen said...

I just realise I didn't stop to comment, but just leapt on to visit desks - that must be why your comment count never tallies with the desks that link up!!
I'm sure you'll find enough scraps... even if you have to cut up some big pieces to make them... ahem! Enjoy the end of your holiday xx

Annie said...

A workshop for 16? No that is quite a task....good luck with that one my friend. I'm sure you're up to the task. Let's hope it's a good one for you.
Hugs,
Annie x

Lynn Holland said...

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine Julia. I'm prepping for a workshop myself and need to cadge some old paperback books. Either that or it's a run to the charity shop.
Lynn -22 xx

Sue said...

Hope you are having a lovely time.

Hope you got your prep done ready for the workshop. Loving the little card on your stand.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #24

misteejay said...

Talk about hitting the ground running. That is certainly one busy desk.
Toni xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Good morning Julia.
Sounds like you are super busy.
Love the Poppy card from a couple of posts back that you made and your shield is looking fabulous.
Also in this post where is says THIS LINK, it isn't linked ;)
Have a fabulous week hun :) #23

Twiglet said...

Hope you feel refreshed after your break - your desk looks ready to go!! x the dumfling maker.

Anne said...

Hi Julia I feel your pain- I am prepping for 13 - it's very time consuming - do enjoy it but some requested specific makes and it's not so easy . Love your ATC - dumfling. Annex #31

Anne said...

Hi Julia I feel your pain- I am prepping for 13 - it's very time consuming - do enjoy it but some requested specific makes and it's not so easy . Love your ATC - dumfling. Annex #31

Shoshi said...

Lovely dumfed card, Julia. Felt is so gorgeous! I actually managed to do some art yesterday so I've got a "real" desk to show. About time.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #33

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia...oh my, 16 packs wow I have enough trouble trying to decided on one card - lucky we do have those paper packs that are at least colour co-ordinated...then my problem is getting a plain cardstock to match. Love that dumfling Jo made she is so talented. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#28

Christine said...

Busy, busy, that's the only way to be ...... not! I find my busyness comes in waves and I have just jumped off one but I guess you're about to ride yours - have fun.
Thanks for hosting
Christine
Bishopsmate #35

Barb said...

Good Morning Julia and all WOYWW friends. I'm back for my second visit and looking forward to a nosey round again. xx

Diana Taylor said...

Gosh a class of 16 sounds like hard work, and a lot of resources! Love the needlefelted card - it's so pretty.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #32

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the sunny colours! I bet finding enough scraps is actually hard work. I know my scraps are well scrappy! Have a lovely day. Take care Zo xx

Nannie4 said...

Beautiful ATC! 16 people!!!!! wow.....and after vacation to boot --- my head would refuse to cooperate to pull that off. It always takes me awhile to settle in after vacation. Different mindset, different world. Enjoy the workshop. I'm betting thet there will be lots of laughter and talk. Sounds good to me. :) Nann4 #38

Lisca Meijer said...

Oops, hope the workshop goes well.
I looked at the previous post as well and was impressed by DD's determination to make a shield. And a very good job she did indeed.
Your poppy card is gorgeous. If you have some tiny weeny little black beads, they would look good in the center too wouldn't they?
Have a good week,
Lisca#29

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I know exactly what you mean about coming back from vacations. Good luck catching up. Blessings!

Kim said...

Good luck with your prep..and I know what you mean about the paper packs...mine are doing just that...stored safely uncut in a special box; 'cause I gotta have them. Maybe if they didn't discontinue the patterns so often???!!!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Returning to reality after a vacation is never all that fun, especially when a deadline looms. You make me feel a little less guilty about my obsession for 6x6 pads, can't seems to ever pass them up! Diane #34

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Returning to reality after a vacation is never all that fun, especially when a deadline looms. You make me feel a little less guilty about my obsession for 6x6 pads, can't seems to ever pass them up! Diane #34

Michelle Reed said...

Ugh, deadlines, who came up with those awful things? Although, for us procrastinators they seem to do the trick. You are a braver woman than I for taking on a workshop of 16.
Hope you are well rested from your lovely holiday!
Hugs,
Michelle #46

jan spencer said...

You'll need another holiday after you've finished Julia, hope you get it all finished on time.
Jan. no 41

Sandy Leigh said...

And yet in the midst of your "shame" is a desk full of cuteness and potential! Why are those 6X6 pads so irresistible? Maybe it's because they are not as demanding as a 12X12 pad, they don't cost much, and they're just as pretty. I'm very scrappy lately and I would sign up for your workshop in a minute! Hugs. Sandy Leigh

sue jones said...

It does feel a bit like time is speeding up the past few weeks! Good luck xxx
Soojay 17

April Story said...

no time off goes unpunished - lol. But you should be well rested and full of creativity. :-)

April

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is a beautiful card :) and yep, I rip up my 6" pads every so often and sort them into hanging file folders sorted by the "main" color of them when I squint so I totally get that :) ~Stacy #50

Peg Robinson said...

Love the Sheena on your desk and all the beauty of the WOYWW card. Peg 52

sandysewin said...

Is Twig's card needlefelted? Whatever it is, it's gorgeous!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

pearshapedcrafting said...

Good Luck in your quest for matching papers! I thought time was whizzing here but I can imagine how quickly you feel the deadline coming on!! Nearly didn't join in but nosiness got the better of me!!! Hugs Chrisx 54

Ohhh Snap said...

That really is an amazing ATC!I'd be loathe to put it away too. The cards for the workshop are off to a flying start! I love your tiny paper cutter. I'd love to buy a smaller one, but that's money not buying a stamp set lol.

Eliza said...

Julia,

Sorry haven't been around or had time to stop by let along join in with the desker's. always thinking of you all. Now that is one really beautiful card sitting on the desk and I don't think I could ever put it away, it has right to stay on the desk forever. Anyway must fly have an appointment and just got back from Canberra interstate. Just saying hi and yes I am still around miss you all.

Hugs Eliza

Marit said...

An early morning visit to your desk Julia, as the sun (and temperature) has not rose that high yet... I too love those scrap-blocks and cut op the paper to use the scraps in my art journal. 16 people in a workshop is a lot! Enjoy, stay cool, love from the Netherlands, Marit #25

Neet said...

Volunteered on Monday to do a workshop on Saturday. Luckily I had something prepped from a while ago so I stepped in with that. Now I just have to remember how to do it myself. Oops!
Good luck with your workshop, hope you found enough papers for them.
Hugs, Neet 18 xx

Sharon Madson said...

I didn't get around to posting this week, but stopping by to say "hi". I wish I could give you some of my scraps! I have drawers full! I should just toss them, would sure simplify my life! LOL

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear, Julia, I didn't stop to comment yesterday after blogging - slap my hand and must do better, especially as I haven't been around so much recently! Some scrappers use 6x6 pads for layouts but. like you, I still think of them as the perfect size for cardmaking. Twiglet is an ace dumfer and that ATC is gorgeous :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #43

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Okay, dear Julia, am very late .. but do have a late note :D

well kinda.. so know what you men in your post about chasing your tail, seems to be what I specialize in of late :D maybe its called getting older.. or trying to do too much!

LOVE the atc of the two dumfing sisters, aren't they so clever, dear Jo and Annie!
Happy belated WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Linda said...

You have a lovely blog.