Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW 176 (really.. 176)




An aerial shot and taken late enough to invoke the power of the Flash.  I hate that.  
Usual suspects and the faithful notebook which suggests, quite rightly, that I'm noting the ingredients for the card that is currently on the ipad's deckchair.  The ipad is in the kitchen where I was listening to something on iplayer when I realised how late it was getting and how silly it would be to forget to do the WOYWW thing.  Yep, the days are running away with me.  The heart shaped ramekin was being used for some Pearl Ex painting, so now I'm leaving the water to evaporate so I can re-use the mica that's settled at the bottom.  A second pot of chewing gum...Spearmint this time, living on the edge, that's me. The syringe is my dispenser of choice for silicone glue..I wrote a post about this fixative HERE is you're interested.  
Take an interest in each other, huh - visit a few desks, make a few friends.  Not costly, not hard and hey, you may actually meet one day....
Post a pic of your work surface on your blog, put WOYWW in your post title and link here.  Please link a relevant post - not an article you posted on Monday...an article you wrote for Wednesday's Workdesk visitors.  Thank you.

126 comments:

Helen said...

Told you my body clock wakes me at 1.30 to link! will look at your desk "tomorrow"!!

Minxy said...

A rather calm looking desk today, Like the look of the card on the ipad easel, I really must make more christmas cards, time is proper pushing along isn't it x Have a great week and weekend chick xx
Minxy #1

butlersabroad said...

Love the look of that card in the deck chair, will need a closer look please! Heart shaped ramekins! Whatever next! Yup, it's getting close to flash time again, unless we can grab a photo at the weekend, still, only nine more weeks until the days start lengthening again!!

Hugs
Brenda 3 (I waited an extra 10 seconds before linking to allow someone else to be No1!!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow Julia. This is truly the calm after the storm. Very impressive. Or maybe it's just the overhead shot that did the trick. That is a very Christmas-y card you have shown. Love it, though. Have a super week and don't chew too much gum! Happy WOYWW from # 2 this week.

Deb said...

love that card on kraft, like the mica recycling!
Debxx

Sandy Leigh said...

Well here I am across the pond posting early--I'm having a hectic little week. But none the less..feeling creative--and love your desk today! Hugs dearest!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh dear, every time I see a Christmas card, my heart goes pitty pat!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Mary said...

I'm glad I'm in good company. Days and weeks are running away from me also. I think it's the time of year. As much as I love it, I always feel behind. Have a great week. I've enjoyed reading the posts from those who attended, what must have been, a fantastic crop. Good on you! Great job young lady!

scrappymo! said...

Well, it's short and sweet (for a change)and finally it's Wednesday British time!

Looking forward to the stories of the crop!!!

EELS said...

Loving your desk today Julia esp the heart shaped ramekin.
Cheers, Elaine #19

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

Love the aerial shot! My title this week is almost the same as yours!! Really, #176!!!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #18

Bridget Larsen said...

Interesting view, I thought I was about to bungy jump when I saw it tee hee. Yes I do get motion sick from different aspects of lift
Bridget # darned what number was I? about 24 or something

Create With Joy said...

Isn't it amazing how after 176 weeks, every desk is its own artistic creation?

Happy WOYWW from #22
Create With Joy
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/10/woyww-the-aftermath-of-moving.html

sandysewin said...

Hmmmm, love the Pearl Ex re-use idea. And why not use a heart shape if it makes you happy?

Good for you on the early Christmas card. Dunno that handmade greetings will happen around here this year.

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #23

RosA said...

I've done exactly the same thing with Pearl Ex. Can't waste the glittery stuff, can we? Must have a look at that glue/syringe link. Actually read your post before looking closely at the pic. Just as well, not too keen on syringes of any sort, but can manage to look if I know it's only filled with glue :)
Thanks for your lovely comment re those "backgrounds".
Happy WOYWW!
RosA # 27

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!
I really like that item you have on the upper left corner on what looks like an easel. It looks like a heart and has beautiful embellishments!!
You always have such an interesting desk!!
xxDaniella#26

alpha shanahan said...

i'll go check on that fixative you mentioned. thanks! #26 alpha

BJ said...

SNAP! I've had the festive Greenery die out too. Love the heart with yours on the card. Great "Dove from Above" shot. BJ#30

butterfly said...

Well, thanks to being awake at 4am, I've made the top 40!! But yes, I'm also using the flash to get the photos... Very dinky ramekin, and is that an Iced Spruce DI? I've just ordered a couple of the new colours - very excited. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Sandi McLean said...

hmm on recycling the mica flakes. I am quilty of often leaving my paint water, going to try and see if I can recycle the stuff left? So happy to have found your site, having a blast visiting around the globe and peeking into everyone's space! Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank YOU for taking the time, Julia, week after week! It's been fun seeing your post (and others) about your crop on Saturday. No wonder this WOYWW almost slipped your mind. Feels like mine is layered in banana peels lately, things are slipping out of it left and right!

sandee said...

How do you recycle the mica flakes? I love the heart shaped ramikin, I only have round ones! Beautiful Christmas card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Would be fun someday to meet up...I see all you WOYWW'er's at your crop...so jealous you all get to hang out. I am sure I need to fly clear across the world to attend the next one, don't you?

Redanne said...

Love your Hello Kitty notepad Julia and also that lovely card as well as the heart shaped ramekin! Saw a pic of you at the crop - looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, can't sleep, wont sleep - probably excitement because I'm joining in again this week :) Heart-shaped ramekins for mica - how lovely. Your card, what I can see of it, looks lovely and very much your style - treat us to a close-up so we can admire it all the better. I've been reading all the posts on the crop - what went on in Burbage didn't stay in Burbage I'm happy to see but I'm as sick as a parrot to miss the fun - and clearly it was fun. Here's wishing you a great week and a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #40

Gabrielle said...

Lovely creativity on display today... I see evidence of Christmas (holly leaves have been die cut) how could you? It's October!!! Thank you for hosting us all again!

VonnyK said...

I love that card so far. You're organised, writing notes on how you did it. I have heaps of note books but never seem to remember to write in them. Cute little pot and good that you are like me and reuse things.
Have a great week
Von #43

Nicky said...

Will go and look at syringe idea - card looks looks good like the idea of writing each card recipe have a good week

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Now, that's a nice calm looking work space.

Andrea said...

love the look of the christmas card, i love craft card, the die cuts look fab. I got up early this morning so as not to be a late contributor! thanks for hosting such a a fun fab site,off to have a quick hop then MUST get ready for work..have afab week..hugs #50 x

kay said...

now i am left wondering how long the water will take too evaporate......lol and whats in those little green and orange containers? (being nosey here )
have a super day
kay #53

Li'l Pidge said...

Love the card, looks nice and clean (not one I could make then lol!).

Hope you have a fabulous day

Kyla #55

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely card reclining so beautifully - we need a close up of that! And you always were an old romantic... :)
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

fairy thoughts said...

a very calm desk indeed, the card looks interesting, I'm just starting to use kraft card too. Like the idea of re cycling the mica but it's like waiting for paint to dry! can't wait that long I should be re named the impatient crafter. he he.
have a great week
janet #47 i think

Erika said...

Great aerial shot Julia have a super day. I'll be back later to catch up.
Happy WOYWW
Erika. 59

Sandy said...

Your card with the hearts is just lovely, The swirls are they embossed they stand out well, so sparkly. Sandy :)

Annie said...

Thats a tidy desk today. I guess you're still recovering from the crop :-)
Hugs,
A x

KatzElbows said...

Thank you so much for the tip about letting the water evaporate so you can use the mica. Just brilliant.

cheers, rachel #64

Chrysalis said...

Gosh, it doesn't matter how early I post here, there are always zillions of you up earlier than me! I'll catch up with what you've been up to once I have a shower and dress (heehee!) Chris xx

Cathy said...

Fab crafty desk today Julia, very tidy and organised. Every week I look at your dekchair ipad holder and think I need one of those ... I really must get round to getting one!

Loving the card.
Hugs
Cathy xx

misteejay said...

I love your overhead shots but always gulp at the thought of "Mrs D swinging from the light fittings with camera in hand" LOL

Very calm desk this week Julia.

Toni xx

Neil said...

Rather calm and serene on your desk today Julia.......have a lovely day.

Gillian .... said...

Calm work space this week, the card on the left hand side looks lovely, must check out the silicone glue post. Happy WOYWW. Gillian #69

okienurse said...

wow I seem to have made it here half way into the party!! Got busy doing anything but what I should have and here it is 0200 and I am just getting going! Sounds like you guys had a great time this past weekend. It sounded like a lot of fun. Have a great week. Vickie #71

My name is Cindy said...

You must have been very late last night. How the days fly, I do agree, although strangely this week is creeping, several times I thought it must be Wednesday yesterday. Like your new card design!! Cindy x

Samantha Elliott said...

Yep! I am here AGAIN!! Pretty looking card there Miss and I do hope the lid is shut properly on the Blending solution!!
Thanks again for Saturday....loved it, want to do it again Miss! It is great I can see the faces behind the desks now including yours.
Hugs
xxx

Chloe G said...

Hello! Joining you for the first time - yippee! :-) Will be checking out all of the other lovely spaces later today x

MiniOwner said...

Good morning and happy Wednesday. That card looks fab!
Sue x (MiniOwner @ 76)

Helen said...

Hi Julia - I am pretty sure that if I had a little pot of water that I was evaporating it would be spilt before that happened!! It is going to look very cute with a little sparkly bottom though - as would we all I suppose! Have a great week WOYWW Hugs from Helen 77

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab card on display, hmmm notes about cards, why haven't I done that? I couldn't cope if I lost my glue syringe, I'd be in a right sticky mess if I had to take it from the tube, in fact I think I'd end up glued to my blue sticks! Take care lovely. Zo xx 78

SueH said...

Well, you learn something every day………. I’d have never thought of waiting for the water to evaporate and then re-use the mica at the bottom of the pot. Thanks for the tip.
Busy desk as always Julia,
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Hazel said...

Love the card on the deckchair. Good idea to let the water evaporate in the ramekin. You are well organised with your notebook. Hope you have a good week, Julia. x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gum, Pearlex, flash, the ingredients for a good day of crafting! Love the card too :)
Have a great woyww day
Jennie #33

lisa said...

It's getting darker at both ends of the day isn't it, Winter must be approaching!!!
I'm on my way round to borrow your ramekin, DD needs 4 for her cookery class tomorrow and guess what we don't possess!!!
I had to smile at your silicone sticky stuff. I spent a good half hour yesterday trying to unblock my tube, ended up completely stuck up and now it's all over my taps and can you shift it??????
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

MaggieC said...

Glad to see you back safe and sound from that wonderful crop you had at the weekend. I am so jealous that I could not get there, but maybe next time. I too use syringes for my silicone glue, a whole series of them lined up ready for use (well two anyway in case one runs out in the middle). Have a really good week and thank you for your hospitality again this week. xx Maggie #65

Twiglet said...

That's a cute little ramekin on your rather tidy desk! x Jo

Paula Gale said...

ha ha - I spend as much time reading the comments as I do your post... gosh there's a lot of lovely ladies up there....

I'm happy to say that I've made the top 100 this week lol - and in addition, I've actually posted on Wednesday rather than saturday - although last week, Saturday was the new Wednesday - how appropriate too for you... Saturday you met your Wednesday ladies!!!

Please say you'll take it easy for a few days now the big crop is over - I know you are a busy lady, I know you have lots to do - but please promise to slow the pace for a bit.

big hugs

Paula x x x #85

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. After spending nearly 3 hours getting my photos from my new phone onto the computer, I have run out of commentability (is that a word?). Nice busy desk. Ali x #87

Glenda said...

Looks like wonderful things happening here! The card looks like it is going to be beautiful and not too much of a mess on your desk this week.
Glenda 89

JoZart said...

Dear Miss, Please excuse Jo from not having her homework finished but she didn't get home until Monday night and she was hyper excited and it's all your fault.
Yours
Mrs P

Suzanne said...

Really enjoyed joining in again last week. The crop looks fun XX

sandra de said...

OMG what is it with time speeding up with age? I am sure there is some mathematical formual to explain why. Love the size of your chewing gum container.
Sandra @ 93

Shazsilverwolf said...

Morning all. Love the card, and I use a syringe for silicone glue too- best way to dispense it, and the only wet glue I ever use. Something on my post about the WOYWWer I met last Saturday too!
Hugs Shaz xx

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia
Nice to see everybody so busy.
WOYWWers are never bored.
Lynn x

Karen said...

Busy times at the moment with everyone here today. Keep smiling and keep crafting! Karen T 93 x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I too wish for more daylight hours. So many great comments, I had to keep reading. Thanks for the Mica tip, love the layers on the krafty card. Would be so fun to join you all in a crop...should add it to my bucket list. Thanks for hosting and Enjoy WOYWW, I'm off to collect a few more zzzzzzzzzz's

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FAB Card . . . good to see you've recovered from Saturday.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Jaki Morris said...

Spearmint is my mint of choice! Remember Pacers?

I love your gentle little reminders about posting!

Glad the WOYWW meeting went well

Jakix #103

Zeffy said...

yes julie the weeks are flying by..the older I get the faster the seem to go!! I love your idea of allowing the water to evaporate,from you mica...xx
Zeffy 103

House of Bears said...

We've been banned from having chewing gum since a nasty incident where some clumped in Wilbear's fur when he tried to blow bubbles with it!

The bears, late today and only just written our post. Happy Wednesday.

donnalouiserodgers said...

Ah so frugal - recycling mica, and such a good reason to not clean up after myself next time...

dxxx a hundred and something (106)

Sue said...

Hi Julia
The heart-shaped ramekin will have so many other uses too, happy Wednesday
xx

Angie said...

Just thought I would say HI and WELL DONE ...I haven’t woyww this week but thought I would drop by a few friends. Have a good rest ...and a few glasses of medicinal destressing wine ...xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Mmmmm! Lovely card and nothing better than that heart shaped ramekin for your pearled! Chris 109

Eliza said...

I put the blog post up hours ago and forgot to link it, ah silly me.
Nice and active your desk, like the heart container with silicone in it. I think I will check out that link to find out more as soon as I can.

Happy Crafting
Eliza

Annie said...

I love to see a busy desk, sign of a happy crafter! the card on the easel looks fabby too.
hugs, annie x

Angie said...

You say these things and my brain says brilliant and then that other part of the brain says it isn't anything you'll ever do so forget about it! The notebook is such a good idea, yet I almost never, ever make the same card twice lol!
Angie #114

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice busy desk today - I keep meaning to try painting with my pearl pigments but havent gotten around to it yet! Glad you all had a great time on Saturday, sorry I couldnt make it - maybe next time eh! Sunshine Girl no. 57

Nan G said...

still linking late but i'm here! neeed to have a closer look at your card. happy 176!

Karen McAlpine said...

Looks you have been productive. Like that heart and the foliage cut outs.

Craftychris said...

I always have to use the flash, Ottlight or both - my desk is not near a window! xx #108

Buttons said...

Got here in the end! Love the look of that card. Very restrainted and well composed. Hugs, Buttons x

thefrugalcrafter said...

it is a brilliant idea to save the waste water and reclaim the pearl-ex, you are a genius! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #7

Kim said...

Similar to the pearl-ex water, over at StudioL3's challenge we used perfect pearls...very cool, you can see the link on my previous post. And I love that card. I don't write the ingredients, but I'm trying to take pictures of them all, though now I'm intrigued...

Katie said...

Its great that you write down all of the ingredients for your card. I never do that, and then I forget what I used!

S said...

Ooops, the one time you warn us about not posting bad links, is the one time I did, purely by mistake, I promise. Feel free to delete the offending link. And please don't be cross, I am sure you realize it's so easily done because the dialog boxes automatically fill in with the last link anyone posted using that same tool. Anyhow, lovely card. I am starting to move my Nook tablet around from studio to kitchen to bedroom too. But it always seems to be in the wrong place when I need it.

Tamika said...

Julia you create so neatly! I didn't have the energy to stay up and post my desk any earlier than US time so right now I think I am #124 until Susans posting boo boo is fixed
Tamika #124 or #123 depending on the time the links are corrected!

Frances said...

You are doing amazing work, that card is beautiful. I love to see the remnants, it shows how you craft. Why do you entice me with that open gum? Have a great week Julia. Frances 127

Gita said...

The card on the ipad stand looks really pretty.

Bernice said...

'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' - I see red and green and holly - maybe need to start on Christmas cards myself soon?
Bernice #80

JB said...

Love the heart pot Julia, have a good week.
JB *130

StampinCarol said...

Your space is actually much cleaner/neater than mine today! I see some interesting items on your desk! Looking forward to blurfing shortly!
Carol N #131

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wow! What a great photo! Spearmint! You DO live on the edge! :<) I understand the days flying by - it seems I have been behind all year! As my mother would always say, "The faster I go the behinder I get!" Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Angela Coles said...

been missing you in my business unpacking etc. The project top left looks beautiful. Great idea for the medicine syringe.

Anne said...

Hiya that's a lovely card but yet another reminder I still haven't started. Love the heart ramekin - i do have a bit of a thing about hearts!!!! Anne #136

trisha too said...

I hear you about the days running away--good grief, who pushed the fast forward button?

Do fast forward buttons even still exist???

Beautiful card, Julia!

:)trisha
#137

Brenda Brown said...

Tick. tock etc, the minutes seem like seconds don't they?. Glad my desk is messier than yours this week, haha, love the look of your card.
Happy WOYWW and have a great end to the week.
hugs {brenda} xox #88

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I'm liking the look of that card. Will we get to see a closer view soon? Love the little ramekin too. A very late post from me today, but I do have a good reason!

scrappyjen said...

I am really late connecting today... blame live emmerdale! Happy WOYWW and I love the deckchair fabric easel with the card on! jenx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Happy WOYWW. I was gutted not to make Saturday so now I will go snooping to see what you all got up to. Today is the first day I actually felt well.

Carolx

Shoshi said...

Hi - I'm back!! Don't know how long for, but if there's something on my desk worth sharing, I'll be here!

Love the card-in-progress on your desk, Julia, esp. the swirls. It's going to be stunning.

Happy WOYWW, and thanks for all you do!

Shoshi

Cameron said...

This is my first time joining in after seeing lots of creative work spaces in the blog world! Thanks for such a fun link up :)

I love that you employ the use of the ipod stand for art when it is not sitting there...heehee!

Becky said...

I do love a good aerial shot! That card on the iPad stand looks fantastic and I love the Hello Kitty notebook :) I'm a bit late linking up today... Way late in fact, but I still made it.

Linda said...

I keep meaning to have a notebook to keep my ideas in but always forget and then send my cards off before doing so. I will be more organised one day!

Barb King said...

I never know how to use that Pearl Ex, I should get it out. I'm late posting, but hate to miss the fun! Barb

Dainty Diva said...

I post late but have been around the world and back and have enjoyed it. Thanks to you!

belldoubleyou said...

It's totally still Wednesday. It's not even quite 8pm where I am!

Monica said...

Your WOYWW beast seems to arrive earlier every week. Or is it my disorganization. Do your write your post on iPad? I cannot post photos I take in iPad to the blog. One of the reasons I wanted an iPad.

Annie Smith said...

Look at your hello kitty note pad...now I've got your number! ;) Those tree like stencils look interesting..

I hope you have a creative week!

Annie -very late at #151 :)

Lisa said...

Love your description of your desk. Thanks for linking the glue review too.
LisaDV

peggy gatto said...

I haven't been checking in for a while but always enjoy my visits!

Laura said...

The Christmas card with the kraft base is striking. Enjoy your gum. Your secret is safe with us. hahahahahaha Happy WOYWW. ~ Laura

Neesie said...

Well I made it but I'm sooooo late!
That shot must have had you hanging from the chandelier Julia...or maybe you had an outer body experience? ;D

What a clever idea to use the heart shaped ramekin...not just a pretty face then eh?

Have a great week with lots of productivity! :D
Neesie at an incredible #154!

Queen Lightwell said...

For shame on me! I forgot to leave my comment when I linked up yesterday. But thanks to you Super Woman getting by and leaving me a comment already I remembered and skipped right over here to leave YOU a comment, too! :) I like the different view point. Does the dark surface of your worktable ever bother you when you are trying to figure out if you like how things are looking? I just wondered. Have a great week! Deeyll #83

Samantha Elliott said...

Hia. There is a little mention of you on my Blog today if you have a chance to read it! MWAH xx

Enejy clemens said...

Hi Julia!
Thank you for another WOYWW. I enjoy (when I can) to come and participate with you and the rest of the WOYWW creative people.
Have a great day!
Nora

famfa said...

Don't know if I have already commented. Love your heart ramekin. The card ofthe stand looks great.
FAMFA (12)

Darla said...

I see your blending solution. I just put some alcohol in a spray bottle instead of buying that, costs too much. Made my own applicators out of jenga blocks and felt too, cheapskate here. Love spearmint, trident is my favorite brand. Cool stuff on your desk!

Kat Griffin said...

looks nice ! everyone beat me this time...sorry I have been out of town a lot but Im back hme now and working away at my work-desk table... fall activities are in full swing ! here in Ohio

Lynnbobscrap said...

I have been enjoying your WOYWW posts for a long time now and have finally gotten up the nerve to link up!
xoxo,
jenny-lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh no! Not the power of the flash! Anything but that! Is that a card for The Holiday That Shall Not Be Named sitting in the ipad deck chair? That's just wrong, immoral and possibly fattening. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Thanks for sending good thoughts and brains my way. I think I did really good on the test!

Mari K. said...

Love that card! Have a great week! #161

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Better late than never - as they say. I finally found a work-around to my Blogger problem uploading photos. I uploaded to a Picasa album first - and then uploaded to my post from the Picasa album. What a pain! But at least, now I can contiune creating posts with photos...

Anyway, would love for you to stop bny when you have a moment or 2.

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/10/woyww-10-17-2012-birthday-haul-little.html

Kirsty.a said...

I've made my party bag challenge!!

Heather said...

Her costume sounds amazing! I love G of T! I hope we get a peek of it on her!!

Apryl said...

My first time joining in on this! Hooray :)