Wednesday, 30 November 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 391

Taken late Tuesday afternoon, this picture is pretty lacking in light, but it had been a really beautiful and clear, cold day. You can see space on the desk, which is the sign of a bit of tidying between works, and a couple of finished cards on the ipad stand - more of those as the month unfolds. The pile on the right in the foreground is actually part of December's birthday gifts to be given, so in a way, the reflection on the packaging is a good thing! At back left is a box containing more of the bark stars that you see on the white card. And a roll of hessian behind that, currently awaiting a moment of inspiration. Ho Ho Ho she chuckles, ironically!
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40 comments:

Helen said...

I love that star card! haven't done any more cards since crop, the cold has descended that I wrote about in today's post and it's a struggle to do anything... eek! have a great week.

Neet said...


Morning Miss! The star looks interesting, hope we get a close up before too long. Funny how the white card itself looks a pale blue when it is bathed in the evening light.
I spy some Cut N' Dry on your desk, now what are you planning on using that for?
Have been looking for your iPad stand but cannot find it (my eyes and this early morning)and just realised I did not put my new mobile phone stand on my desk - a new purchase which I just had to buy. Don't tell him indoors but it doesn't really work for my phone, I just loved it and had to pop it in our shopping basket.
Hugs Neet 2 xx

Robyn said...

a moment inspiration. Is that to much to ask? It's all I want for Christmas.... well, and maybe world peace and a few other things! thanks for this bit of peacemaking Julia!
Robyn 3

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love the gift box Die at back right, Julia, what a beautiful colour combo too!!
And yes the star looks great too, glad the crop went off so well and big shout out of well done to Jan, Doug et al!!
Happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x #4

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I like the variety of pretty cards. What is Cut N Dry? Our weather is about the same, except some snow forecast for our area. Hope it falls and fades. I don't know what hessian is either. Hope to learn a lot today. It's the middle of the night and if I go about visiting I'll need those big glasses. Have to call it a night. Enjoy a fun week

Helen said...

can't get onto Morti's blog today, blogger is giving me a message saying my connection is not private... not sure if it's an issue my end or hers.. will try after work!!

Judys Lace Creations said...

Lots going on at your place. Just wondering what that big pink handled thing is next to the sticky tape?Is it one of those glue roll tape thingamies? It's a whopper if it is!!I could use one of those.We can only buy small ones. They run out in 5 minutes!
Glad you all had loads of fun at The Crop!
Judy # 9

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia, I love the star card, very clean and simple, but very stylish. I can just see Harrods selling a pack of 5 of those for £10. You could make your fortune like that.
Bless you
Chris #11

Annie said...

I love the star card Julia and I too have some hessian I'm waiting for inspiration for 😄😄😄 in fact a little inspiration about anything would be rather nice. Hope you have a good week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Bark stars? Now I've heard of everything! It looks gorgeous from this angle.

I remember about six or so years ago, I got a sheet of that cut and dry foam on clearance and did a happy dance. People at the store thought I was crazy, but I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for, and unfortunately (fortunate for me, though), most of the store patrons didn't care for it. Have a super week.

Marit said...

Twinkle, twinkle.... your blogpost sparkles as usual, and so is your card. Love the stars! Happy woyww dear, enjoy the day. Hug from (cold, too) Holland. Marit #16

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, it's freezing here today so I wish I could stay in and craft but maybe later. Loving the cards you've made, the little parcel ones look interesting. Pleased to hear you all had a great time at the crop. Have a lovely week and happy woyww, Angela x 17

Sue said...

Hi Julia, You certainly have been busy. hope you are on track to get everything done in time.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #18

Anne said...

Hello Julia. Loving the star card. reminded me I have some wooden snowflakes somewhere I should use! I enjoyed reading the post re the crop. Sounds and looks such fun. Happy WOYWW Anne x #19

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, cold and frosty here this morning.Someones in for a birthday treat! That bark star card is ace. Cool looking cards on the stand. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz xxx#10

Kathyk said...

Hi there

It was so lovely to meet so many deskers at the weekend and thank you to you, Jan, and your backstage posse for making it such a success too

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#21

Shoshi said...

What a hive of industry, Julia. I've never heard of bark stars before so looked them up - they look gorgeous - fabulous texture! I am sure they would go well with the hessian. A really un-trad Christmas colour and all the better for that - one can get a bit fed up with red and green at this time of year!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #23

sandra de said...

Warm and sunny down under. Love the little star of inspiration on your desk. Must look up "bark stars" once again I am diverted by what you have on your desk. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @24

Kyla said...

Ooh you have December birthdays too! I have 3 within 10 days of Christmas..so much to organise!
Well done you for sorting already.

misteejay said...

Lots to see on your desk Julia. The star looks interesting.
Toni xx

StampedbyChris said...

Good morning Julia! I love the star card! I see you have a pink ATG runner. I have a red one...2 of them in fact. Your desk is looking quite active.
Hugs
Chris #26

BJ said...

My post uses a little bit of "artists licence", hope that is OK.
I still haven't got any Christmas crafting done, maybe tomorrow when December hits I will feel more like it. Glad to see you are getting to grips with the season! BJ#28

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I took the easy option and bought Christmas cards (well most of them - going to make a grand total of five for very close family!). They are written out and waiting for the delivery of my personalised Christmas design address labels to put on back of envies (a lot of my family get our address wrong, and it isn't particularly Welsh!). So much easier - but I do look at the large box of Christmas stash and wonder if I will ever use it. Going to donate a lot to a local Brownie group next year. Ali x #29

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ha! What a morning - lots of interruptions and I just get back to comment now! Love the star card - is this the first of many? I love that you are brave enough to put your specs down on your desk - if mine weren't round my neck I just know I would lose mine! Hugs, Chrisx 27

Sharon Koole said...

It looks like things are happening on your desk, Julia and it sounds like you've got your mojo back. I am almost finished with Christmas cards now. I'm finally getting into enjoying making them so there might be a few more done than needed.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #33

Anne L said...

Good morning Julia. Your desk looks very busy with your today list in action and I am loving the cards you have made for me still just one done. I have been so busy with decorating and keep the house clean minus the basement where I craft just feel not enough hours in the day to what I would love to be doing. Seeing out your window I notice no snow..... oh how I would love no snow once again. My DH called to remind me not to forget to plug in car as colder weather is coming, yup it is and cold it will be getting like -25 or more.BRRRRR where he is working already about that cold been super lucky to be -10 here for so long. Must ask Santa to move me to somewhat warmer weather soon. Love the bark star and the cards I spy are beautiful. Have a wonderful crafty week. Ho ho ho (grinning as christmas is fast approaching) Hugs Always ~Anne L#15

Angie said...

Bark stars? I like the way it looks and did you make them? I live in a log home so anything natural is going to be something I love. Cold, a beautiful cold day, oh I'd love one of those, it's raining finally and we need it, but it's warm, to warm for almost Dec. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Angie

Monica said...

A starry desk and a sign of lots of action.
Have a week of making cards and having fun
Monica #32

Monica said...

How do I comment on some of the sites. I tried with "inkydoodle". it is Google+ could not get comment box to open.
Thanks Monica #32

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love the way your stars are glimmering on that card Julia :) ~Stacy #36
I am kind of grinning over the reflection on the gifts. I would for sure had to go retake the shot because, I forgot and left it there for all the world to view lol.

Sharon Madson said...

Love the star, Julia. And I see you use your book chair like I use mine! LOL Great to see your busy desk. Happy
WOYWW! # 36

Sandy Leigh said...

The crop sounds like it was such fun. And your desk is a picture of perfect crafty happiness today. Card making season is in full swing! Sandy Leigh #38

Elizabeth said...

A moment of inspiration! I've been hoping for more than a few of them, Julia, because tomorrow is the first of December and I have a backlog of items on my 'to do' list! From your photo it does look as though you've been busy cardmaking and I do like the starry one lying on your desk. I've just noticed two bottle of glue standing upside down, beside the sellotape dispenser, but can't work out what is keeping them upright. Whatever it is , it's a great idea. Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #39

Dorlene Durham said...

Your star card is so pretty. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #40

Nikki C said...

Looks like Christmas is in full swing on your desk and can see the construction site out back a wee bit. Have a wonderful day hugs Nikki 14

Lindart said...

Looks like a nicely busy desk! You look all organized and ready for December! Lindart #41

Kim said...

The bark stars sound interesting! I like the card its on. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the hessian...since I have a roll sitting dormant myself. Have a great week.
-K #42

Christine said...

Didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to Tidworth .....
Oh! we did, we did! Thank you one and all!

Your desk looks a lot more loved than mine at the moment and with Paris looming up fast I don't think mine will be changing much over the next week!!
Have a good week
Christine #43

Ginny Maxam said...

as always a happy busy desk!! do you use that EK clear ruler instead of a craft mat? HAve a great week!! Ginny M #45

dmgarafalo said...

I am always waiting for inspiration - so good luck with that! greetings this Holiday Season, donna #46 late for the date as always