Wednesday, 9 August 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 427

Yes! It's got cards and stamps and sticky and work-in-progress type stuff on it! Hurrah!
The light isn't terrific this morning, but at least there's visible proof that I haven't been in procrastination mode all week! You can just see a few strips of shiny bobbly background on the white cards. I made them with the bubble wrap and Pixie Powders and a water spritzer. One of you lovely Deskers had been doing it, and I needed to copy. If only to prove that the Pixie Powders aren't the messiest, most uncontrollable and therefore most hateful product I've tried this year. This technique does offer redemption, I must say! There's penguins, waiting for their glitter pom-poms to dry. And no, that's not a euphemism. There's the ATG gun thingy with the tape broken, about 100 feet from the end of the reel. Really annoying. Mr Dunnit's patience will be required for that. It saves broken tape gun, broken window, hysteria, tears and snot, see.
So there y'are, y'all. I will be visiting from foreign shores. Well, shore. I'm going to stay with LLJ for a few days and so we might well be commenting in tandem!
Have a great Wednesday. After you've recovered from the shock of my productivity, share yours too - link your blog post here, and PLEASE put WOYWW in the title!

32 comments:

Helen said...

hope you have a fab time with Jan! your desk is looking very busy today. always a good idea to dry your pom-poms, I say!!

Claire said...

Not much light around here either, but I'm loving the rain - the garden's looking so shiny and green :D
Enjoy your visit - I'm not envious at all... you'll have blast!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 2
Yep, Helen's pipped me again!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo for productivity, penguin Pom-poms and playing! See you soon xxx

BJ said...

Super cards, so great to be making things isn't it, wait till you see my desk, I'm on my way to making something else at last............ Know what you mean about the broken tape gun not fun at all. Happy WOYWW BJ#9

Annie said...

Wahooooo a few days with Jan? How lovely. I can just hear the fun and laughter. Enjoy.every minute girls.
Hugs,
Annie x

Vicky Fisher said...

Hello Julia,
it seems you have a lot of issueas with that tapegun, filling it etc.
Have a lovely time at the shore, re-energize your batteries.
vicky

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia. Loving the dotty cards, great technique. Hope you have a lovely time away. Off to gym now so best go. Have a great woyww, Angela x13x

Lynn Holland said...

Have a wonderful time you two. I'm sure there'll be lots of chatting and laughing going on. Just what we all need xx 14

Christine said...

Great desk, love the bubble wrap backgrounds.
Wonderful to spend some time together, the Crop doesn't come round quick enough for me.
Have lots of laughter and don't forget to take lots of photos, BOTH of you!! lol
Enjoy
Christine #15

May said...

Busy desk Julia...Have a fun time with Jan at the shore... don't forget the camera girls... Have a happy WOYWW...May #17

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Morning Julia,

I hope you have a great time with LLJ, it will be nice to see your tandem commenting. I must try this bubble wrap technique, sounds interesting! Good luck with the tape gun, I get frustrated with things like that, it's best I just walk away... ha ha!

Lyns #18 xx

donna garner said...

I suspect you may be in the Gin Palace???? if not - why not....thought the penguins were panda's... thought you were being very avante garde...should have gone to specsavers... dxxx #19

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Definitely lots going on your desk today, Julia! Have a lovely stay at LLJ's and show us all the photos when you're back!

Shoshi said...

Have fun with Jan - I am sure you will! These ATGs are a pain when they go wrong. They're a bit of a fiddle to set up (I always have to find the instructions when I put a new tape in, but then I don't use it that often) but when they're working they are brilliant.

Shoshi

Bernice said...

Hope you have a lovely visit! Cute penguins - are you getting a start made on Christmas?
Bernice #16

Anne Williams said...

Hi Julia. Not joining in this week, too much mum stuff. Thanks for lovely comments last week. Really looking forward to meeting everyone at the Crop! Have fun with LLJ, I've no doubt you will. :-) x

Shaz Brooks said...

Have a lovely time with Jan, but of course, you will! Have a gin( or two) for me too. Cool looking penguins. Hugs and love to you, Shaz XxX

craftyani said...

Hope you enjoy your visit to Jan wonder what crafts you will take??? Is the bubble wrap were you inject with paint. Have a good week. ANickoana

Sarah Brennan said...

I'm sure that you and Jan will have a great time procraftinating rather than procrastinating lol. An alternative use of Pixie Powders is to puff them onto card then spread with matte medium. You get a lovely streaky effect. Happy WOYWW Sarah #25

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Looks like you are very busy. Hope the tape can be sorted.

Have a lovely time with Jan.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #20

Cheetarah said...

Oh how fab you and Jan are meeting up :) Have a wonderful time! I have used some pigment powders over bubble wrap and it gives awesome results on photo paper :)

Have an awesome week! xo Cheetarah WOYWW #26

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely light coming thru that window, something I wish I had in my space. I rally love the pretty technique you used for your cards. I quit buying the big tape thingy...2 of them and neither work, just a lot of money wasted in my mind. Hand yes, if they work. Have a great time with Jan, I love the outdoor scenery she lives by. Can't wait for you sharing your fun time. Safe travels.

Lindart said...

Isn't that tape gun the most annoying thing! I never remember how to refill the things either! Nice to see the cute penguins, and have a great time in Wales! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #30

Lm Collis said...

Hope you have a great time with Jan & Gordon, Julia! I have been sorting out/resurrecting my in-progress doctoral thesis this week so haven't been crafting, and therefore haven't posted. Have a good week, all! hugs, Lynne x

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, about the ATG!!! I have nothing but problems with it and any tape dispenser! I do not get along with these tools at all! Have fun on your visit to Jan! #31

Twiglet said...

Enjoy your fun time with Jan! xx

Annie Claxton said...

hehehhe I get the tears, tantrums, snotty hysteria thing when my PC or printer plays up, really really HATE that!! That Pixie Powder effect looks gorgeous, must try it, I have some stashed away somewhere cos I fell in love with its shimmery prettiness, bought three colours then never got around to using it again. But in my current spirit of using stuff up, I really will have a go - never thought of using it with bubble wrap (which I also have lots of!). Totally cuuuuuute penguins - just make sure yer pompoms are totally dry before you put them away phner phner :o) Annie C #21

Heather Marshall said...

Thank you for the warm welcome! I have no idea what Pixie Powders are, but I'm sure in time we will cross paths. Your workdesk does indeed look very productive ... I am still at the stage where I clear everything away once I have finished for the day. Time will tell how long that lasts. Have a wonderful time with your friend, and I look forward to nosying around everyone's workdesks next week. Heather #27

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your return visit, Julia, and I was fascinated to read about cats and water - we've both had cats all our lives and I've never heard that one before! Our new kittens are quite happy to drink water by their food though, and I am happy to see how much they are drinking. We certainly are having fun with them!

Shoshi

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and hope you have enjoyed sunshine in Wales so far. You have left a very productive desk. I still haven't had a chance to try out any different techniques with my Pixie Powders. One day! Ali x #32

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW TFS xx Jan (34)

April Story said...

Great looking busy desk today! :-)
April