Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 429

Well, I'm back from a fab fun and lovely stay in Welsh Wales with Jan. I went last Wednesday morning, so I haven't done much at my desk at all. I don't care!
The penguins that look like badgers are to be cut out and mounted onto silver cards, just like the finished one you can see. That's about my limit for making multiples. I like the image though, so there will be variations, I don't doubt! There's a couple of cut out sausage dog images just visible above the orange highlighter pen. There's nothing wrong with them, so they will be made into cards. I stamped and coloured them as potential images for a workshop card, but coloured a few images in different ways before I settled for another. Do you like the snowflake border die? I do, very much. Bizarre isn't it, in August. And talking of bizarre....

Here's my lovely Jan, wandering lonely as a cloud....the tide was out and the brooding clouds made us feel very small on this magnificent beach. And then the clouds blew away, the sun came out and we forgot about being poetic and insignificant in the face of nature and had another great chatty, walky, fun afternoon. Proof if you need it, that we did at least walk off the cocktails!

I'm sorry for the longer post, I had to brag about seeing Jan. Now, please show us your desks and tell us what you're up to - we're waiting to see. Link here please, with WOYWW in your blog title. Don't forget there's a new logo in the margin or a couple of posts back if you'd like it.

41 comments:

Helen said...

Great photo... I thought we were week 428 though.... no matter! Your penguins look like daleks this week.... I do love the snowflakes though.

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Ooops - I put week 428 as well... Ne'er mind - we all get the idea. Glad you had such a great time with Jan in the Homeland! Love that snowflakey border.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Claire said...

So did I, Helen...
Anyway, gorgeous Welsh sky and beach :)
Happy WOYWW, dear Julia!
Claire, no. 3

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia I do like your snowflake border very much. Glad you have had a lovely time here in Wales. What would we do without friends! Next time you are down this way do pop in with Jan.
Hugs
Lynda no 6

Patsy Paterno said...

I LOVE the snow flake die cut! I'm a sucker for intricate things like that!!! Nice picture! My son always takes pictures of backs! He doesn't like faces in his picture so I was reminded of that when I saw your picture of Jan.

Happy WOYWW! patsy

Nikki C said...

That is a lovely snowflake die for sure and glad you said you where at the beach looks like Jan is walking in a dessert from that angle hugs Nikki 5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It was such good fun...let's do it again soon!! I've finally finished those felt ornaments and think I may have dried out from the gin at last 😃
Love ya, xxxxx

Lynn Holland said...

I want to walk along that beach with you both and then back to Jan's for a cuppa and a bit of crafting. Sounds like a good day out to me. My birthday was quite like it except we were in the nature reserve and squeezed in a lunch in the tea room before strolling back for craft and chat and the menfolk did beer and babbling haha
Lynn xx. Forgot my number I've been talking that much

Robyn said...

Wales- another place i will only visit in my imagination- so thanks for the trip!
Robyn 10

Annie said...

So glad you had a good time together....but of course you would! Two special ladies together enjoying each other's company with a few drinks and several slices of cake....what's not to love? Sending you both big hugs xxxx
Annie x

Sue said...

Julia, Glad you had a such a nice time with Jan.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #12

Neet said...

oh Julia my love, that is not a long post. I imagined photo after photo (just like my post) and would have loved a long lengthy post about you two anyway,
Yes, the snowflake border is gorgeous but I cannot get my head around the "C" word as yet. Need a warm holiday before I think of that.
Hugs, Neet 13 xx

Kyla said...

Like Helen I thought the penguins were Daleks too!! loved you welsh update and what a fabulous Sandy beach too.
Kyla #15

May said...

So glad you both had a lovely catch up together we all need that every so often... The beach looks perfect..... Enjoy your crafty week ahead... May #17

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - love the little "dalek" penguins. That photo of Jan wandering along the beach is perfect - glad you enjoyed a happy time together. xx Jo #18

BJ said...

Oh I do so love the snowflake border die, what make is it. Then there is Worms Head from the beach, definitely Welsh Wales! BJ#19

Christine said...

Pleased you had an enjoyable weekend with Jan.
Love that die with the penguins.
have a good week
Christine #20

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I'm sure it's 428! Great photos and pleased you had a lovely week. Lovely penguins, very sweet. Happy a great woyww too, Angela x21x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I do love the snowflake die cuts - they look so delicate - and the snowmen indeed look like pandas! Cool shot on the beach - looks like my kind of place! Glad you had a fab time with Jan! xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad you had a good time with Jan, but not surprised. Love the snowflake border die. I've put 428 as well lol. Happy WOYWW Sarah #25

Diane Futrell said...

I LOVE the snowflake border! I'm glad you had a great trip visiting Jan!
Have a great week! Diane #26

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and glad you enjoyed your West Wales trip (although, of course, here in very West Pembrokeshire, we know that you were not very West at all !!). Being totally selfish, it would be great if we could organise a WOYWW holiday in this part of the UK - lots of fab crafty places to visit and scenery to inspire. My Christmas crafting is only going to involve ATCs this year - got loads of charity cards left over from previous years, so no need to make any cards. Brill !! Ali x #27

craftyani said...

Glad you enjoyed the time with Jan. looking forward to our beach being like that only a few more weeks now and all the holiday makers will have gone. First glance I thought your penguins were daleks sorry. Anickoana#14

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, that snowflake border is a lovely die. I think I have something similar, if not the same one. Heard about your few days down at Jans, and the attack on the areas Gin! LOL. Have a lovely week- by the way, are we doing ATC's for the crop? Hugs, Shaz XxX

Cara said...

It was lovely to see on her blog that you and Jan had a wonderful time together and even better to see you looking so well x

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia,
Thanks for the warm welcome last week. Glad you had a lovely time in Wales - I spent all my childhood holidays there. I love the penguins and the snowflake border - but for me, too early to think about Christmas. Have a wonderful week.
Heather x #30

misteejay said...

Sounds like you and Jan have a wonderful time.
Toni xx

Elizabeth said...

No need for apologies, Julia. I enjoyed your slightly longer post and love the soulful photo of LLJ. The beach looks idyllic. I had to enlarge your desk photo to see the dachshund - my eyesight is dim, I cannot see - and I like all the colours you've used on it's body. The snowflake border is beautiful. Happy WOYWW. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Julia,
The beach and Jan at the same time, I would have been bragging too :) I had to laugh about the multiples limit. I have that same quirk. I like the snow peeking out behind them too. oh, mine has messy desk shots, library nook & kitchen peeks and I tried not to write a book about it. ~Stacy # 32

Lindart said...

I thought the penguins were Pandas! LOL! The snowflake die is indeed very beautiful! Glad you had a good time with Jan - August seems to be the month for good times with friends! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

Belinda said...

Hello Julia! It's been three years since I have snooped on your desk and I held my breath when I typed in your URL hoping that you were still creating this wonderful place for the crafty world. Yay! Life managed to take hold and I can't believe it has been this long. I remember meeting some great people from WOYWW and look forward to catching up and meeting new ones. I absolutely love that snowflake border die. I might have to check my stash or silhouette to see if I can make some.
If you find time, come peek at my desk!
Belinda

Belinda said...

Oh if you click that blogger link it's not accurate. This is my URL:

http://www.belindascrafts.com/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-429/

Cheetarah said...

Happy to hear you ladies had a great time! Oh and the beach, it's so cleansing to walk along the surf and have this communion with nature. I'm commenting from my other blog, which if you would look at the theme imagery, is very apt.
xox Cheetarah happy WOYWW #37

Elizabeth said...

you've had a lovely day... and the cards are great.. I especially love the 'lace' ... have a great day.

Ohhh Snap said...

It makes my heart glad that you had a visit with Jan! Love the badger penguins and oh my heart those blizzards! #40 : D

Bernice said...

That's a beautiful, delicate snowflake border die! Glad you had a nice time on your visit with Jan.
Bernice #24

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW Julia the beach looks fab xx Jan

StampinCarol said...

I love your photo of Jan and I enjoyed her photos of both of you! I love those snowflake die cuts on your desk! So intricate! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #31

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I don't know about penguins masquerading as badgers or tides but that sure is one far gone tide. Love that photo though. I can see why the surroundings made you wax poetic. Happy playing to you!

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, yes I love the snowflakes die, it's so delicate. And I also love the photo of Jan under the brooding sky, very atmospheric and poetic - you should write Haiku to go with it :o) I may have left this comment twice as I'm not sure I clicked the right button the first time! Annie C #22

April S. said...

They do look like badgers. Talk about versatile. LOL. April