Wednesday, 30 May 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesay 469

Well I hope you really enjoyed the 9th anniversary workdesk hop, I certainly did, and I have loved the toing and froing of messages about ATCs and I've received some too, thank you! I appreciate your joining in, on the desks or with an ATC PIF, or comments..whatever!

I'm flirting with that 'make as many cards as you can using one sheet of 12 x 12 background paper' thing. I say flirting because I started with one patterned sheet and couldn't make it work, so started another. Now I wish I'd stuck it out with the first sheet, so could well have quite a few cards made by this tie next week! 
You may well have a truly inspiring desk for me to see today - share away so that I can be enabled and copy your fab designs, please!

28 comments:

Helen said...

your cards are always great so I hope we get to see how many you achieve - liking the look of the patterned paper you've chosen. So glad to be here to comment, it was touch and go for a few hours last night! (internet issues nothing worse!)

Nikki C said...

Hello Julia nice idea to see how many cards you ca get and I find paint and ink makes most papers work as edges lol which atc did you pick for yourself? Hugs Nikki

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Flirting?? I'm shocked:-) Have often wondered about trying the same with a sheet of 12x12... Hope we see the finished products. Thanks for your lovely ATC. It arrived safely.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Julia, if you do manage to find the optimal way of cutting up a 12" x 12" sheet for card making please let me know, I am hopeless at that sort of thing. Thanks again for the ATC and for hosting us each week. Sarah #8

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh boy.. Flirting this early in the morning? Hee hee! I can't remember the last time I used pattern paper and if I do I end up using it to print over. I'm intrigued to see how you get on and look forward to seeing your finished results.
Thanks for hosting Julia & sharing WOYWW.
Tracey #9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe I overslept, Julia, after getting the post on my blog. I have never been able to cut a 12 X 12 sheet into anything except 4 X 4 squares. I'm simply no good at that, especially since I have very little 12 X 12 paper. I hope you find something you can make from the leftover bits you leave from your venture.

Hope you had a wonderful party last week. I'm just SO glad we "met." You have certainly expanded my horizons when it comes to stamping, but obviously not scrapbooking (grin).

Annie said...

Not sure I can cope with flirting at this time of the day but I’m sure I will love the results when you share them. It sounds quite a challenge to use a whole sheet so I look forward to seeing what you make.
Hugs,
Annie x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I'm sure nothing will go to waste having said that I have so much patterned paper that now I am feeling guilty and must find use for them. Off to the gym now though I could have stayed in bed today and it's pouring it down too. Happy woyww, Angela x16x

craftyani said...

Hi Julia, the sun is still shining in Spain. I saved an article about making as many cards out of a piece of A4, think you would have to use A4 card and A4 paper to do anything worthwhile. Shall we have a challenge?

Twiglet said...

Such pretty papers Julia - will love to see your flirty cards! xx Jo

Anne said...

Ooohhh flirting, you minx! :-) I have had a go as well, plan on more! :-) Have so much paper!!
Thanks for comments re The Card and Cuppa experiment. Not sure yet how it will pan out, liked the one lady a lot, jury out on the other!!!! She could turn out to be like you mentioned from your experience.
Have a great week. Anne x @ 20

Anne said...

Ooohhh flirting, you minx! :-) I have had a go as well, plan on more! :-) Have so much paper!!
Thanks for comments re The Card and Cuppa experiment. Not sure yet how it will pan out, liked the one lady a lot, jury out on the other!!!! She could turn out to be like you mentioned from your experience.
Have a great week. Anne x @ 20

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

My favourite thing to do with a single 12 X 12 sheet is turn it into a 6 X 6 shadow box. That makes zero cards though, so it wouldn't be good for your challenge, LOL. Did you get my ATC, Julia? I sent one to you as a surprise (got your address off LLJ) but the surprise might be mine if it got lost in the post. I hope not! Happy #469!

Sue said...

Hi Julia, I like the backing cards on your desk. I like it when I can make more than one card at a time, with the left overs.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #14

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous papers - I love the one under your specs. Love the term 'flirting', I'll have to use that when I'm being indecisive, sounds much more positive!
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #21

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia- One sheet wonders is what I think the US calls them.I should try, I have more patterned paper than is decent. Another 'seemed like good idea at the time' thing. I was shocked by the 47 years too! damn, where does the time go? Have messaged you with addy check. Enjoy Brighton, we went a few years ago and visited the Pavillion. What a marvel that is. Love & Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. That paper is lovely. I like to make up a journal/notebook from either a 12x12 or A4 paper. A quick and easy way to display photos or do a bit of sketching etc. Ali x #22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely to see you in full cardmaking flow, so to speak - are these for workshops? Hope you have a fun run to Brighton today - don't get up to anything naughty now..... Rhys is coming home today, we're looking forward to seeing him. He'll be amazed by all the changes to the house!
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

Christine said...

Sorry I am late linking up ....
No, I'm not am I?
Wot day is it?
Where am I?
Who knows ..... I don't any more!!!
Thanks for being here Julia, my one stable thing in a very momentary hectic life!
Best of luck with you 12"s ......
Christine #23

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Julia, looks like all the flower prints are just so pretty. I am sure you will end up with a stack soon :)
I once received a "one sheet wonder" as a prize for something and I took it as a personal challenge to use up all the bitty pieces, they were all pre cut into puzzle sizes of odd rectangles and strips. It took me a while, and some ended up being 3" square to do it but, I did end up with a stack. (you know you can cut the paper more if you need to right?) :) ~Stacy #24

Lindart said...

HI Julia! Awesome pics of Spain! I love the blue pots against the white walls - beautiful and striking! Have fun with your cards, it's nice to have a lot of cards to fall back on when you need one! Today I pulled out a get well card for my brother's girlfriend, now I need to make more. Have a great week, Lindart #25

misteejay said...

Sorry it has been a while since I dropped by - time really has just flown away from me the last couple of months.
Sounds like an interesting task seeing how many cards you can make from one 12x12 - look forward to seeing the results.
Toni xx

Suzanne Alexis said...

I like both of the patterned papers. I would like to know,too, how to make all of those cards from one patterned paper! Have a good week!

Suzanne #27

Kelly said...

I love working with one sheet wonders! I usually wind up with way too many cards needing put together. LOL Creative Blessings! Kelly #28

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia ... oh my, flirting so early in the day. I will flirt with some card making techniques this weekend! I've been using 12 x 12 paper in my scrapbooking albums, but I have lots of it, so I might challenge myself on how many cards I can produce with one sheet! I do like the paper under your glasses! Thank you for the ATC swap, it really was a lot of fun making, sending and receiving! Do we make and swap things for the Crop? I have the bug now... Have a lovely week Heather x #13

Kim said...

Hmmm...sounds like a challenge! Let me know how many you get! I need to get out of the 5.25/4. panel, leave the scraps rut! I do like that bright floral paper! Have a great week.
-K #29

Neet said...

There's nothing like a good old 'flirt' and to do it with a project like that is really something.
Thanks for the past ten years - you are a star! (ewell, however long I have been playing)
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Shoshi said...

That's quite a challenge, Julia, seeing how many cards you can get out of one sheet of 12 x 12! It will be interesting to see the results. Many thanks for your encouraging comment and lol at the make up for old ladies haha! Well, I am officially and OAP now I suppose! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the scallop bunting and little plaque our neighbour made for us - he's a very kind man and also very skilled at all aspects of building, decorating, odd jobs, you name it - so convenient having him just down the road! Yes, I'm definitely on the mend, but really tired today after a couple of really busy days.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #3