Wednesday, 20 November 2019

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 546

My darlings and I used to complain about certain film directors using ‘darkovision’ as a lighting choice. Clint Eastwood is one. We often used to throw popcorn at the screen and moan because we were missing details because of poorly lit scenes. Well, the irony is not lost on me, as I have had to turn on overhead and desk lamps in broad daylight to take this photo!
Looks as though I’ve set up in a cupboard! It’s fine. When I need daylight I will work in the extension. So my desk shows all sorts of things. A six pack of curling ribbons propped on the iPad stand. Overseas presents need to be wrapped and posted soon and they are a timely reminder. The pink basket contains the ingredients for one of the Marathon cards, it went very well and now I’m checking and tidying and cleaning prior to using them again on Saturday.  The perfectly placed and intriguing looking white thing near the heat gun is just a screwed up wet wipe. Probably the most real art this desk has seen!  Here’s a twofer. Last night Ink Blender Gal Shopkeeper Gal and I got together around a real workshop table and did a few of each other’s cards from the Marathon. Lovely couple of hours making cards that had been prepared, die cuts ready, mounts pre-cut. Brill. 

So there we are, gentle Desker, I’m sort of desk hopping!  Show and tell do, it’s the important part of the day! 
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23 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad the card marathon went well Julia. Cute reindeer card. Hope you can use the extension soon. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4.

Helen said...

Glad the Marathon went well (I saw your FB comment about a last minute venue change) Your desk is very well lit, and your talk of wrapping and posting presents impressive - I've not bought one yet.. Luckily I don't have many and no overseas ones (phew)

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Glad the marathon was such a success - and more coming this week? I like the fun reindeer card.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Robyn said...

did I need a reminder about overseas packages? Maybe! will you now craft at the speed of dark? robyn 7

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Julia you have been spoilt with all that previous light from the doorway but we crafter's can do it anywhere even with the lights out if needed haa haa!!
Love that card how great to have the chance to make a fellow crafters card.
Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey #5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So pleased that the marathon was a success and how lovely that you had a chance to make all the cards too! I don't like your room like that, the sooner you move to the old kitchen the better!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Lynn Holland said...

It’s so nice to get together with crafting friends. I’m off on a papercraft workshop on Saturday with my friend John, as my mother has decided to abandon me for the company of my younger sister who lives in Oxford. Yes she is the chosen one haha
Lynn xx 11

Annie said...

Glad your card marathon went well and you’ve enjoyed crafty time with friends. I feel your world is closing in on you now the wall has been boarded over....and now I can’t snoop at you’re tension! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Hugs,
Annie x

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Glad you are managing to get enough light in your 'cupboard'.:)

Looks like you had fun with the girls.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #9

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - don't worry about working in dark corners - it's easy when you get used to it!! Glad your marathon went well. xx Jo

Neet said...

Not sure what I have been missing here - I do hope that your craft area will be better lit before too long. Nothing worse than working in a dark room (ask how I know). |What a lovely idea for you to craft together trying out the cards - a sure way to see if our instructions are easy to follow. Plus it is always good to have a crafting buddy.
Have a good week and "let there be more light for Julia"
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia, that card is gorgeous he must be the sweetest reindeer ever. I think there is nothing better than a craft buddy and I'm off today to work with a couple of mine, can't wait. Looks like house jobs are moving along nicely too. Have a lovely crafty woyww, Angela x15x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia, Beloved Hubby was up early and linked me, I was still fast asleep then,lol.Love the card, fun crafting with good friends! Christmas presents- dang, I need to get my online shopping ass in gear, let alone getting them posted. Good to be back, Love & Hugs, Shaz # 1 xXxX

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh no, you've been boxed in! But to look on the bright side: no disruptions or distractions from the outside world - gotta be a good thing! It's a nice idea to work on each other's cards! Happy WOYWW! xx

My name is Cindy said...

I alwasy have to have the lights on - and I'm not in a box. ou are coping well with all the upheaval. I am strongly beginning to think it is actually me who creates all the mess - I just seem to be surrounded by chaos at all times. Well done at the card group and how nice to get some you time. I hate never getting a card finished at class!! Having been absent a couple of weeks I wasn't quite in control yesterday and they ran rings round me - and there are only 6 of them. Had an unexpected person turn up yesterday but I couldn't cope with slotting her in - I hope she comes back as she is a nice lady and my memory is that I was a little short with her. Still they only managed to do 2 cards so I have 1 in reserve. Look on the bright side. Happy Wednesday, Cindy#18

Catriona said...

Daylight light is on most of the day niw when I’m crafting up here in the frozen north. Love the card with the reindeer.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Julia, I love that cute little card and the spotlighting you did with the ink for the background a lot :) Me I have a slight enabler post and I will work on doing a booth prep shot tonight if I can get home in the daylight. ( a very big if there) :) ~Stacy #22

Little Dorrit does... said...

You are like the Harry Potter of the Workdesk world in your "not quite a cupboard under the stairs but almost" workspace - you've clearly been a wizard with the lighting as it looks quite bright in the photo!
Love those funny little reindeer!
Amelia #21

Christine said...

I hope you will be near daylight when the 'workmen' have finished.
Stay warm
Christine #23

Caro said...

Love the little reindeer card and I am so glad that the workshop went well. I hope that all the changes to the house really work well for you in the end, despite missing your window/door. Happy WOYWW. Have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#10)

Kathryn Frantz said...

Oooh..! How do you get on with that large pink tape runner gun? I have had one for years and can’t make it work! Mike has take it apart several times and swears it is working when he gives it back....Not!

Certainly agree with the need for light! There is never enough for me, especially this time of year!

Happy Wednesday!

Belinda said...

Hey Lady! So is your desk set up in your new space or a temporary location? I love the reindeer cups on those cards. So cute. I am trying to uncomplicate my card-making process. So this year, I am using my Silhouette to do much of the work. Well I'm off. Have a blessed day my friend!
Belinda #24

Crafting With Jack said...

Happy WOYWW! Your reindeer coffee cards are great, it is lovely to craft with a friend. Have a great week and hope you get some time to relax despite your busy schedule. x