Wednesday, 16 May 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 154


Susnhine in between big blobs of showers late on Tuesday afternoon.  And not a lot of progress as you can see.  I honestly haven't been at my desk for more than about 10 minutes in the last week.  The ipad is in position because as I type I'm listening to something.  In front of that there's a small pile of ATC blanks...yep, I'm officially getting my act together. The emery board suggests that I might at least have indulged in some personal grooming - not so.  I have no idea why or by whom it was flung on my desk.  Typical, though! So at the risk of boring your pants off, that's it really.  Here's a couple of links that may be of interest:
ATCs and the WOYWW Anniversary swap: an infopost to enlighten/frighten
A 'review' of the yellow tape gun that I now wouldn't be without: the tape gun thingy

Now it's your turn. Photo your workspace, show us what your creative juices are driving you to do this week.  Post on your blog, with WOYWW in the title.  Link here.  I thank you.  In fact, loads of us thank you!

144 comments:

Create With Joy said...

Now see Julia, I saw that emery board and I thought you might just be filing away the rough edges of some die cuts in preparation for the ATC swap - lol!

I have emery boards for both you know! (The ones with the pretty kittens and scenes are for my nails - that's how I tell them apart!)

Happy WOYWW to ya!

#2 on the list this week
Ramona :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry I missed last week. I hope that sunshine comes back in full force today AND you get some time to actually make a few things this week (art wise)!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Up at silly o'clcok, and raring to go...not! your desk looks ready for you :) in fact it looks very serene!
have a happy day
Hugs x

Redanne said...

Well it looks like you have been busy even if you have not! Interesting pile of ATC's - I have been at it too (making ATC's) and I am finding it quite addictive. Happy WOYWW to you this lovely sunny morning (not true, it is raining). Anne x #7

scrappystickyinkymess said...

The only compensation for bright, early sunshine and a daughter who rises as soon as the first peep of light creeps in around the curtain edges, is being awake when WOYWW goes live.

Like you, I love my gun, but I still have loads of sticky squares to use up. Maybe once they are one I'll commit to it fully.

Have a great day ! Must now rise and make oatmeal. Meh.

Mary Anne

RosA said...

Oh yes, I too thought you might use the nail file to "distress" something, (other than fingernails)! Many thanks for the link to the yellow gun thingy. I've often wondered about it and would have liked more details, but I just thought everybody must have instinctively known all about them!
RosA # 13 (I think)

Dragon said...

Loving the sunshine, if that's what you call it!! My great grandaddy once told me of this strange orb in the sky that was bright and shiny and made the world hot and happy!!! Never seen it myself... tee hee.. the old desk does look a bit forlorn, lady. hope you get a bit done this next week, if that's what you want.
Love and light
Frankie
xx

VonnyK said...

I haven't been at my desk much this week either, I've been standing in front of an easel all week. At least I was getting some art done. The sun looks lovely streaming through your window, hope the rain goes away. It is 2.30pm on wednesday afternoon and the sun is shining but outside is cold, autumn is in full swing, lucky you are in spring.
Have a great week and I hope you get to some art.
Von #7

sandee said...

Personal grooming? Nah, files are for distressing your paper crafts, perhaps for your ATC? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sarah said...

Love how the sun is falling on your desk. Getting 4 seasons in one day up here... Hoping time and inspiration will allow you some desk time. I need to use my pink ATG more - and not worry about reloading the not so cheap refills! Have a good week. sarah (at 14)

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Sunny here too, Julia. Love it, but it does make me feel more guilty for not riding my pony/running/cleaning car/mowing lawns etc, etc. My health is particularly rubbish at the moment, but at least I can get in my craft room or spend time in front of the tv! Will look at the details for the yellow gun - something I am interested in. Ali x #17 ps Can you send me your address, so I can post an ATC to you when the time is right.

inkypinkycraft said...

i love the sunshine flooding your desk, how lovely!!!hugs trace x 18

Queen Of Toys said...

Sunny here in Melbourne Australia too, with showers here and there. I understand how your desk can be abandoned for awhile as mine is in that stage too. Emery boards are useful on the art desk and they can be used to sand the side of atc's or card edges. LOL

Happy crafting this week.
Eliza

Sue from Oregon said...

Must be getting better weather...we are seeing sunshine! Well my tape thingy is red,but I so love it too! Always couponing the refills at Michaels when I can.
I think I need to get my "ATC" together soon! See you soon!

kay said...

well i tend to use emery boards for distressing jigsaw pieces rather than nails so maybe that was your intention.....lol.
Up way to early today but shall at least get around a few more blogs now,have a good day.
Hope you have a fab
woyww week
kay #22

BumbleVee said...

I cheated. I put my blog on early. It is only 11:03 here in Canada...the night before..but, you guys are already morning there...sigh... anyway...the reason is...I will be golfing in the morning and no time to do any blogging before I stagger out to the course....hope I do better than I did tonight..... please let me whack that darn ball as far as possible tomorrow..oh, and...straight please...that's crucial.

come by and see part of the reveal..... Olaf isn't around.

Vee
22. wow...who can believe I'm 22 !! Never happens on regular days....

Gabrielle said...

I totall understand the appearance of 'foreign objects' on my desk! Where do they come from as no one ever owns up?! Thank you for hosting us again, you are truly wonderful xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I thought the emery boards were for sanding the edges of the ATCs!! I thought I'd see what you were ghoing to do with the gessoed book pages! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Astrid Maclean said...

The sun looks lovely falling on your desk, somehow I really like those piles of papers even though it's hard to see what they are, they look intriguing. Those emmery board are great for sanding edges, I can see loads of possibilities with that. Maybe a kind fairy left it there for you.

Happy hopping,#25 (can you believe it and it's only 11 min. past 6am....

Morti said...

Yesteday's weather was not at all bad, despite the random showers and hailstorms. But this morning - brrrrr!!!!

I think ATC will be this week's theme, for sure....

Morti said...
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...the yorkshire fox... said...

...that is one tidy desk Julia, loVe the sunlight streaming through & great you managed to capture it on camera (not the tidy desk the sunlight)& ATC's to the ready...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Tracey said...

Love the rays of sunshine on your desk, it looks very much like Spring. Tracey x

Lynn - One I Made Earlier Today said...

Hi Julia,
I am waiting not to patiently for my own yellow tape gun to arrive.
After seeing how useful everybody says they are I thought I better invest in one.
Have a lovely week with all your ATC creating. Looking forward to see them and will be doing some myself.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today

craftymonki said...

Ooh that lovely ray of sunshine casts your desk into a fabulous shadow of intrigue, almost like a shadowy sneaky peek of a top secret project.. Of maybe I've been watching too many spy films!

Happy wednesday!

Zoe#36

Helen said...

Morning Julia I too must get to my ATC this week. I hope you get more time to get creative this week. The WOYWW badges on your desk remind me I must email you so I can proudly display my membership of this fab group! WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 34

Claire said...

thanks for the links, julia!
i've 'copied' you from last week this a night shot... i do found them rather atmospheric!
hope you're managing to keep warm - i awoke to FROST this morning - poor plants!!!

Ann B said...

Don't use emery boards but I have packs of those smoothing pads you can use on your legs, only mine are for my shrink plastic.
Lovely to see a desk in the sunshine, rare event this spring, and equally lovely to be back after a week away.
Ann B
#38

Neesie said...

Personal grooming...hmm...oh yes I remember that! But that was before I joined WOYWW and Mr Mojo caught my attention.
He's not that bothered with all that stuff as long as the creative work gets done.
Your workspace looks as if it's raring to go whenever you're ready.
Lots of fun ahead ;D
Thanks again for WOYWW ~ have fun.
Neesie #43

Joanne said...

Rare thing that sunshine. I will keep looking at your desk just to see the sun so I don't forget what it looks like.
Hugs Joanne xx

Kathryn said...

The sun is a shining, the grass is green and there is an open jar of buttons just... breathing (?) HA!
Happy WOYWW and thanks!
hugs!
kat

Helen said...

Love the shaft of sunlight across your desk yesterday - it is a lovely day here today for a change... I haven't taken to using emery boards for my art yet but if it's on your desk, it must be art related right, so whoever left it there has forfeited it... Have a great day. 4 today!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

It was about the same here yesterday and this morning my husband had to defrost the car before he left!
Loving that Union Jack background in the post below :o)

Spyder said...

yes, me too, filing away at the edges of papers, I thought that...I have one, two maybe...guess who nicks them? (file that is) Hubby!
The sun shines this morning! Hopefully it will last all day.. Happy WOyww. As I type #46
(Lyn)

fairy thoughts said...

Sunny here too today, but sadly off to work in a mo. your desk looks ready for work so get to it if you can and enjoy looking at the sunshine
janet

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Shafts of sunlight have been a recurring theme this week - keep 'em coming :)
LLJ #48 xx

Twiglet said...

Such an arty, well lit photo today Julia! I see I am up before little sis and yes No 50 - just my age (I wish!!) Have a sunny day. x Jo

Annie said...

Yes big sister has linked before me but I have been busy before I got here so prob not up before me :-) Oh and if she's 50 then I must be 46....being the much younger sister :-)
Hugs,
A x

Amy E said...

Ah, glorious sunshine!!!!! We actually had some here today too...of course it's supposed to rain the rest of the week in my area...so I soaked it up while I could!

Happy Wednesday!

Amy E. #51
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Pam said...

It feels as thou it's not stopped raining for weeks!!! Your desk looks productive unlike mine which is empty!!! Enjoy the rest if your day x hugs Pam xx

BJ said...

Morning Julia. So where did you fit in your Patriotic LO then if you haven't been at your desk? Must have been a while ago then. Anyway I went a bit Timmy Tag mad this week. BJ #52

Caatje said...

I'm just amazed you can type and listen to something at the same time! I can only listen to music (or podcasts) when I'm doing something that requires little to no thinking. For instance: gessoing okay, working out the composition of a piece not okay. ;-) Hope you get some more desk time soon!

Di said...

Of course the flipping sun is shining - we're having a short break away in search of it, so naturally it would shine at home! My work desk is horribly lazy-looking this week, I forgot to take a photo of the mayhem at home :(

Happy, happy WOYWW Julia, and a hug to LLJ when you see her. Di xx

toni said...

Good morning, the swaps getting closer, I must dig out my ATC blanks as time has a habit of creeping up on me. Thanks for the review of the ATG. I struggle to mount my work straight so I'm not sure if its for me, I'll have to have a go on one first. Your comment about my 'Scary Stamps' last week made me giggle x

Kate said...

Thank you for sharing your 'boring' space with us today! I have to say that yesterday I thought about ATC's, just thought about them mind you, no action yet.

** Kate **

Marie said...

I love the way the light is playing across your desk top! Great photo! We've had precious little sun here in Chester this past week, but plenty of rain! Blah!

I've had a very special project on my work top this past week which I have happily finished. Now to get on with other things! xxoo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning Julia! Wow fab sunshine, it's here too, well at the front of the house. Fab desk shot as always, interesting things to see, hmmm yes emery board, can't remember the last time I used one on my actual nails! Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 66

Kim Dellow said...

Oooo sunshine! So nice to see. I hadn't spotted that lovely jar of buttons before, they look like sweets! Kim

Carmen said...

SUN! Glad you got that picture when you did! What a strange day it was here weather wise yesterday! We had sun, rain, sun, torrential rain, wind, sun, hailstones, rain, sun... you get the picture ;)

Back after lunch I reckon to link up with my WOYWW :)

misteejay said...

Just like Joy, I thought you had been using the board on your creations...a bit of distressing or sanding of embossed bits.

The sun has been lovely on the odd occasion that it's been out but we are getting far more wet than shine. Will we ever get a Summer or was last weekend it?

Hohum...soon be Christmas LOL

Toni xx

EELS said...

Hey this is fantastickypoo, loving looking at all the craftroom worktops. Once I have waded through I will post a pic of mine.
Cheers,
Elaine

Emily said...

Just added my first entry... love seeing everyones desks and the things they are working on...

nerllybird said...

Well I have several emery boards on my desk - fab for distressing, and for smoothing the edges of paper stuck to chipboard or rough-cut edges from my rapidly blunting paper trimmer! xx
Helen S #75

Angie said...

Hi ...I cant believe that I have been MIA for 6 weeks ....well i can cos I was beginning to have withdrawl symptoms...I will not be around next week and maybe not on the aniversery ...BUT after that hopefully i will be back and rareing to go. I will try for wk 156 though as it will mark being part of this amazing family for 3 years ...not sure about creating an ATC though.xx

Erika said...

Nice tidy desk Julia, not like mine.
Have a great hump day,
Erika.

Sheilagh said...

Sun is shining here (whispering quietly in case I scare it off)Your desk looks like it's got its sleeves rolled up and is ready to rumble. I am still trying to get to grips with my ATG, being left handed doesn't help, but I will persevere.

Working on ATC's and several other projects at the moment, lift is very crafty at the moment.

Hope you are having a good day.

Sheilagh (80)

Diana Taylor said...

We've got lots of bright sunshine too - lovely isn't it! I'll soon be able to start complaining it's too hot!!!
Really enjoying WOYWW - thanks for hosting - all your hard work is much appreciated.

Jacqueline said...

I haven't done anything since last week! My desk is still the same... deja vu...when you see my desk this week!

Take care

Jackie x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Currently sunshining here too! But for how long????

Your desk looks pretty neat this week. Congrats xxx

akilli melek said...

can't believe it has been so long since i have been in to play with WOYWW.
I have missed you all, although sometimes i use the list to have a sneeky peek at blogs when i get 5 min (which isnt often).
hope you are all well. will try to catch upwith everyone this week
caroline

Tracy said...

Love the sunshine upon your desk! We could use a "blob" of rain here and there.... It likes to do the "splits" lately... goes to the north and south of us. It's getting pretty darn dry out there. Not good for gardening! I find the odd thing upon my desk once in awhile. I have no one to blame but myself though. *grins* Warmly, Tracy

ScrappnBee said...

We are enjoying some sunshine over here too! Rain is on its way back of course, but glad that you were able to enjoy yours! Good luck with the ATC! I know that I need to get started. Have a great week! -Amanda x89

April said...

Shame you've not had much crafting time this week, I've also been having a go at ATC's ready for the swap, I'd not done any before, I've quite enjoyed it :o) x April #86

Hazel said...

Good to keep the iPad there (I tend to do the same, although also play music from the PC while crafting). I agree about the ATG tape gun - one of the best things I ever bought - use it all the time and wouldn't be without it x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I so envy you having other folks to blame for the stuff that lands on your desk ... I've only got myself to blame! Lovely to see the sun streaming through your window. Hope you have a happy and creative WOYWW. Elizabeth x #42

Shoshi said...

Since you reverted to starting WOYWW later, I've no chance of making anything like single figures, Julia! Only just woken up at 10.15 a.m. and still not focusing properly... I liked it so much when you catered for the owls amongst us lol! Hope you have a great week, and a creative one. We all get weeks when we don't seem to have done much but I expect there were Other Things Going On lol!!

Thanks for all you do to organise us.

Shoshi

Suzanne said...

Hi Julia, I'm envious of your lovely sunny workspace!I have yet to start any ATC's, I've got to get over my 'they're scary' block first!! Have a great week.

Anne said...

#98 I actually managed to get on here a bit higher up the list than usual!!! I've not done a lot of crafting at my actual desk this week either Julia but yours looks a darned sight more tidy than mine. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

Glenda said...

I love seeing the sun steaming through those windows! You guys have had more than your share of rain! I was thinking you were distressing something with the emeory board!

Glenda
#96

Lisa-Jane said...

Emery boards and make up sponges on my desk too, my nieces thought I was finally getting my act together and making an effort with my appearance! I wouldn't be without my ATG either. Have a great week! x

Darla said...

I guess the entire family thinks they can leave their things on our work spaces too....I'm really considering joining the ATC thingy....hmm

Miriam said...

Lovely busy desk Julia. Happy WOYWW.

Liz Black said...

Hi Julia
Lovely to see the sun shining through! Sometimes the week just disappears and we wonder 'where did that go?'. Thanks for doing all that you do and happy WOYWW : ) Liz at 102 x

kassa said...

Hi Julia, my whole craft room is a mess not just my desk!!!
Your space looks inviting with the sun rays though!
Kxoxo

Nicks said...

you have reminded me, i need a severe nail makeover

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, missed you all last week. But, I am back. I have been thinking about the ATC's and have even started working on some backgrounds. But, I am not showing those just yet. I wish I could make more time for crafting. But, it is so hard after work to make my self focus on the paper. Have a good week. #105

Lori said...

I am loving the sunshine at your desk - the past few days in NYC have been dark and rainy. Hopefully you'll get time this week to get back to your desk. xoxo

Becky said...

Lovely mood lighting Julia, ha! Don't feel bad, I hadn't gotten crafty in awhile either and when I finally did...I ran out of adhesive. Crafty karma I like to call it ;)

Belinda said...

Julia I am so jealous of your sunshine! It's so gray and rainy outside my way I feel like going back under the covers.
I am glad I am not the only one that accumulates odds and ends on their craft table!

Come play at my desk when you are free.

Belinda (#109)

May said...

Lovin the sunshine, when I saw the nail file I thought you were going to tell me you were off doing Brunch!! as ladies do... But no lets face it they are best for a bit of distressing.. and that is a bunch of ATC's madam I've only got two made!! Yikes.. Hugs May x x x#26

laurie said...

your desk is wonderful and exciting, and the shadows created by the light are amazing, just beautiful!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

It's sunny here, too, today!
I think that is how I do most of my creating these days, too. In the ten and fifteen minutes I can steal away for :) Well, except on Mother's Day. I was able to work quite a bit that day on a project!

Happy Wednesday!
Mary Jo #113

butlersabroad said...

I keep an emery board in my craft room too and it's not for the (almost non-existent) nails either! Still raining in England then? At least the drought has been lifted in your neck of the woods so that's good. Know how you feel about hardly having 10 minutes in your room too.

Hugs
Brenda 110

Jingle said...

I have the red ATG and I LOVE THAT THING! I've had it for a few years now and it was TOTALLY worth the investment! Love it!

Annie said...

Hi Julia your desk looks great and isn't it lovely to see the sunshine. Hope you manage to get your ATC's completed. THanks for sharing your fab workspace and I am intrigued with the large yellow gun.........what is it? CRafty hugs Annie :)

Laura said...

It's been a busy week here, too, with very little crafting going on. I think I'm still recovering from all the housework and errand-running to get ready for our daughter's birthday party over the weekend! But sometimes knowing the next day is Wednesday will give me a burst of . . . well, not exactly energy . . . but motivation to have something in the works. Thanks for throwing this party every week. :)

Diane said...

Bit late to the party today, but at least I made it! diane 118

Laura said...

Maybe it's my nail file?! I'm always losing mine!
Happy Wednesday!
Laura 121

Michelle Webb said...

Eye spy gessoed journal pages, oooo I just love starting a new page. I wonder what they'll turn out to be Julia. I see you too have a large collection of scissors, because we need as many as we can fit in out stationary holders! lol Michelle x

Daniella said...

Sorry Julia! I did it again! I linked up twice. I wish I knew how I could be so ridiculous again!!!
Is there some way you could remove 124? ugh.
Your workspace always looks so tidy and cheerful to me! You are always so organized too!
Happy WOYWW! Thank you again for the badge!
xxDaniella

Crystal said...

Visting from Daniella's blog...Thanks for hosting the party :-)

Kim said...

Our sun was last weekend; might get more next weekend..making up the lack of snow this winter! Your desk does look pretty subdued...I hope you get to shake it up soon!

Lisa Richards said...

Even if we don't get to it for a while, there's always lots of POTENTIAL for things to happen at our desks! :D Glad to see the sun shining through your window, even if only now and then! Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa (whoops! haven't got a number yet! But it's WAY down the list!)

Lisa Richards said...

Okay, I'm #127. :)

Lisa said...

I'm #130. Julia, I thought the emery board was for some distressing on your pages.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

All those possibilities waiting for you on your workdesk! Can't wait to see what you create next! Envy you that window! Wishing you a lovely day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Claire said...

keep enjoying the skyarts, julia! it maybe is a mistake, and i don't know how long it will last, so i'm absorbing all the inspiration i can :)

Sandy Leigh said...

I love that you share your workdesk--even when you've hardly been there. That constantly happens to so many of us, and having WOYWW is such a good inspiration to visit that desk, even if it's just ten minutes. That's long enough to lay the groundwork and get something started as you have! Now, I've got to check this ATC swap--sounds fun!

Rita said...

Not got access to my desk this week Julia as I have not been online for over 10days. So my apologies for that. I love your window and that desk looks creative to me. Enjoy your day and I'll be back next week hopefully. Hugs Rita xx

Jacqui said...

Your desk LOOKS lovely though Jacqui #137

Craftychris said...

Your desk always looks interesting! Its sunny here in Bournemouth too. I have emery boards everywhere - my nails are always breaking - I use them for distressing too - the emery boards, not my nails! - although - maybe there's a thought??? xx

Craftychris said...

Its Craftychris again - or should I say Silly Idiot!! I put the incorrect URL in my first link #139 but have entered it again #141 which is correct - sorry!! xx

Kat Griffin said...

lots of angel tears falling here too. At least today is sunny and everything is lush and green in Ohio . I have a cold and I didn't get much done but I had to join in anyway.
_KAT- #142

debby4000 said...

Lovely sunny desk, lets hope it continues.
luv
Debby

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

I love that you have a bunch of scissors - what would we do without so many types? :)

Cheers,
Susan #146

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

What fun to see that I'm not the only chaotic crafter. I combined my WOYWW with a post on Tim's May tag...'cause it is what's on my desk.

Monica said...

have a great week Julie making ATCs for all of us!!! Will start on mine and try to find inspiration from all the talented WOYWW contributors.

sandysewin said...

Aw, your poor neglected deskie. Yup, we all have weeks like that. Here's hoping you'll have time to play this upcoming week!

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #90

Chrysalis said...

Hi - could have sworn I'd posted here first thing this morning, but it must be yet another senior moment! xx

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Sometimes a break is necessary! I like to think of them as mini-vacations...not so frustrating, that way!

I'm late posting because I wanted to share the Sketchbook Project and tell the world they should go see it, if they can. Jan #143

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Yes!! Bucketfuls of sunshine. Delicious. I'm still in love with your scissor selection. Eye candy for me. Have a lovely week Julia! *smiles* Norma

Caz said...

Missed last week so I was determined to get here this week! Had to show of my present from Hels as well!! I was one very lucky lady for my birthday this year.
I love having a nosy at your desk Julia - always something interesting to spot!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#155

Craftgirl said...

I am having a mini break but still doing some crafting. I will never make the first post on here and I keep trying to be the last.LOL

Happy WOYWW

Carol

Bernice said...

Lovely to see the sun shining in Julia. Hopefully you'll have more free time to craft next week.
Bernice (145)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lovely sunshine shining in! I'm pro-sun, so I'd make a lousy vampire. That, and who'd want to put their mouth on other people? ick. Anyway, I thought it was Tuesday so no desk photo for me yet. Maybe I'll zap one up when I get home (which will be Thursday or Friday in your time zone) ;-) I promise to kick myself in the head if I forget next week when the big shindig is.

mamapez5 said...

It's good to see some sunshine coming through that window for a change. I hope it is still shining when I arrive tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath. I thought the emery board was there for crafting purposes too.
have a good week. Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hello? Hello? Did Blogger eat my comment? Am I being picked on?

Carolyn Phillips said...

I've used an emery board for distressing before now, but I probably shouldn't mention that!

Bugged Designs said...

The thought that the emery board might actually be for your nails never even entered my head! Glad you got a bit of sunshine, we had a tiny bit too, soon followed by a snow flurry and hailstone!! Marie #74

peggy aplSEEDS said...

it was drizzling when i was in Vancouver last week so i know how sunshine feels after the rain. hope you find time to create!

Sheena said...

Lovely to see a bit of sunshine. Your desk looks lovely and tidy, I wish mine did!
Thanks for the badge - it arrived last week - I've already slapped my wrist for not thanking you sooner :/ the moustache tape made me chuckle on a gloomy day, so thanks for that also!

Sheena
xxx

Bridget Larsen said...

This has got to be a late afternoon shot, I am making it my job to guess what time you photograph your desk lol.
How dare they use your desk as a dumping ground, only you can do it tee hee
Bridget #12

Peggy said...

well for goodness sake I put my post on auto post and forgot to link until just now ... went to Freedom Center with the 5th graders today and totally out of energy. off to check a few desks before bed and them more tomorrow. have a great day

Tracy said...

This is my first time joining the WOYWW.
I love the bright sunny window in front of your desk. I am in a small room in the basement....no windows :(

karen said...

Ah yes, obviously you were not working at your desk when this picture was taken because I can see your 50 pairs of scissors are put away at the back and not strewn about your desk, lol!
Hope you had a Happy WOYWW this week!
xoxo Karen #168 (I think, at the end anyway)

Queen Lightwell said...

So...running a little late this week, again. Ugh. :)
That's a sweet jar of buttons you have there! Have a great week...
Deeyll #169

Rachel K said...

I'm on a break from art at the moment. Well, it's that or start screaming! And keep that emery board; it's great for sanding edges of intricate die cuts that you've just covered in paper! Much easier than scissors.

have fun,
rachel

Scrappekatten said...

Yo day it is Norways National day and I am celebrating by visiting all the great creationes on WOYWW. Hurra!
#158 Katarina

BJ said...

Not sure if it was a retoriacl question or not but on topic of the cleanliness of my cutting mat - I just give it a once over with the baby wipe or kitchen towel as I go. I use a craft sheet for inking and slide this under my cutting mat when not in use (you can just see it in the first photo). I have turned round and turned over the cutting mat as it gets scored (not sure this self healing is complete iyswim). And I did scrape off the PVA the other day with an old Tesco Club card!! Just generally tidy - that's me! BJ#52 with the clean cutting mat - LOL

Amanda said...

Lovely sunny picture today Julia, love the desk in full creative inspiration. Hugs, Amanda #76. Am really enjoying playing along with WOYWW.

Tuire Flemming said...

Thanks for visiting! I'm a bit late... And in bed again :( with my iPad :)
Also thanks for remembering about the ATC swap! Love the idea.

sandee said...

Just popping in to say that the cup with saran wrap has watered down paint in it, and the brush end is used to dribble the paint ( not the bristle part ) It's for my ATC's I'm making! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I'm late but was able to find the camera and snap a quick one. Unpacking from a 5 day visit sucks.
I love your window and it is always so shiny clean. Off to watch the tape gun post. Have a great week.

mark gould said...

Isnt it terrible, 3 weeks here and I still almost forget to post on the most important persons blog, the creator of woyww. There is SO much to remember, It is great fun so thanks for all this. I can not wait for the swap,I have started the card already.
mark 79

Samantha Elliott said...

Xuse me absence Miss but we lost our internet yesterday evening just as I uploaded my photo! Drat and blast it! Never mind, it was a bit messy from finishing my Bee in My Garden project anyway xx

Mary said...

Am I late? Ok, I know it isn't Wednesday anymore, but this week jumped by and I missed almost 2 days....Too much dust in my head from all the house work I've done this week. Well, I' headed to my room to tidy up a tad....until next week....have a great week and I've got my thinking cap on for the ATC challenge. It should be interesting...since I've not made very many of them. I do look forward to it though....Later!

Est xxx said...

Finally added mine...sorry it's late :-) xxx

April said...

Hi Julia, just popping back to answer your question about the "red handled tool" on my desk :o) thank god it's not a GP instrument!! it's a Sizzix Paddle punch.... I bought a set quite a few years ago thinking they would be handy as you can punch anywhere on the page but I've hardly used them, it just so happens the circle punch was the exact size of the little holes I needed to cut for the front of the advent calendar drawers, you use the punch with the little hammer that is peeking in at the right of my desk x

Diana Evans said...

love the way the sunlight hits everything!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Thanks for stopping by and the intresting comment too!
I have not done any of the ATC's as of yet.... I may have to look into this a bit first before I decide!

Shoshi said...

Glad you like the card, Julia - thanks for commenting! My hubby loves it, and has gone off to a metal detecting club today, and said he was going to show it to them all!! The fussy cutting was a bit of a chore but I was pleased with the result, so it was worth it!

Shoshi #95

Paula Gale said...

oops - another week i've missed you all... I'm struggling at the moment and can only (it seems) do one thing at a time and have loads of milestone birthdays i've done projects for (3 in one week), a new baby, 2 wedding anniversaries, 2 more birthdays - and all but two of these have been for my friends family... phew - i'm still at it and then i have to finish off a wedding stationery order by Friday and there's more - but I will follow up on that as and when I can.

I hope you are ok and I really do intend to join in with the birthday celebrations.

big hugs

Paula x x x

Kezzy said...

I think I spy a crafty individuals paper pad yummy, I have just found some ATC blanks in my stash that I have on my desk ready. Really love your Ipad cover I reckon it will be really protected in that, Men just don't understand what women need do they lol. Happy woyww, sorry I'm late this week :-) Kezzy xxx

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Whew. I almost missed the party. Fashionably late? Or just tardy? I know you'll understand.