Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 192

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Oh my word, as if by magic and to prove that time lapse photography would reveal some action..there's a different dirty mug!  It wasn't full of choc, either.  Coffee is my stimulant.  Apart from all the others.  So now then, there's a card that I'd just finished for a grungy style workshop some time.  And there's my genius storage for the cut 'n' dry foam that I use when using Distress Inks. (is that even a proper sentence?).  No iPad on it's deckchair - it was on charge elsewhere...I was listening to iPlayer from the PC...crikey it's loud!  Real eagle eyes will spot a sample paint tin on the acrylic drawers...it's for a specific project.  Which will wait until I get sick of moving the tin around my desk, no doubt.  Don't be fooled by that wintery sunshine.  It is stinking cold out there and my dear, the wind!  So troublesome!  
So there it is, I've been getting colourfully inky and now I want to see what you're up to please.  Connect here by linking your WOYWW titled post.  Please - link what you're doing, not any old post just to inspire traffic.  That traffic arrives and leaves really fast when it can't find your desk...

143 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

I think I can see MORE of your desk this morning than any other time in recent recollection, lol!!! Looks like you are very organized, but still our Julia! *wink* Loving the grunge card and all the bits and bobs on your desk this week.

Thank you!!!!

The Paper Princess said...

Happy WOYWW to you Julia! Your desk, as always, is bustling with inspiration. My eyes flitted from sight to sight but finally landed on..

the NOTEBOOK!

I think I have one that looks very similar to it on the inside!

I will have to feature some notebooks and journals on an upcoming post!

Have a great day!

Create With Joy - #1
http://create-with-joy.com

RosC said...

Good morning Mrs D.

Happy to see the desk again with its evidence of joyous work and splendid indulgences.

I'm sure you've had enough of the cold and especially the snow. I'm sure the Spring must be along soon just as it's officially Autumn on 1st March here.

It's nearly 5 pm here and I'm packing a picnic to take to the beach. At this hour, it's drinkies and nibbles, beach chairs (with no legs) and umbrella. Probably that's the evening meal after a dip.

Bliss-ings,
Ros. #5

Neesie said...

Well I thought if I couldn't be number one with Mr Linky I'd be the first to comment but Queenie Jeanie beat me to it! ;D
Oh well...that's just the way today has gone for me...one step forward and three back.
So let me get this straight Julia...you are in the middle of winter right? Because that photo looks so bright! The light looks great! It looks busy there too but then if its cold you can just keep filling that HUGE mug to keep you cosy!
Have a wonderful WOYWW
Neesie ♥ #7

BJ said...

Typical, I wake at 5am and am too early to link up. I lie in bed trying to sleep until 6am (last weeks time) and give up at 5.50am only to find you posted at 5.45am! ROFL. No Matter, I just about made single figures this week.
I bought the big pink ATG last week from the offer you mentioned (it arrived just after I posted my desk last weel) it has since found a place on my shelves and hasn't been put to use yet so I completely forgot about it until I saw your desk just now! Perhaps next week...
Like the look of you background stamp and would love to see the card in close-up. Happy WOYWW BJ #9

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Once daylight comes, then it may be just as bright here - but I know how cold and windy it is. Love your DI thingy storage! Ali x #8

Sandy said...

I can see the card but cant quite make out what it is.. will look forward to you linking it.. Great textured stamp and see a little suit card on your easel very cute. Oh now I see the stencil and realise you used it on the card for the background, like that one.
Sandy :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Genius indeed, Julia! I might try and follow that for my sponges for making marks on my backgrounds. I have not yet found the perfect way to organize all those things I like using. I don't think Peggy will be able to post as she's travelling again! She's somewhere in the Holy Land and missing all the fun :^) patsy

SaraJ said...

Ah yes, the stinkin' wind...we have that here too. Sometimes you can actually see it (okay, it might just be the snow blowing off the top of the mountains, but it sounds more fun to see the wind blow). I DO love your very clever storage for the cut and foam (or whatever we call that). The card looks nifty too! Happy Wednesday.

sandee said...

Well, the sun looks great anyway, even if it is cold; we are expecting more rain...oh fun...lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

MaggieC said...

Morning, Julia. Thought I should make an extra effort to make sure of my comment this week. My storage for that foam and the inky make up alongside less organised than yours, consisting of a single plastic food bag for both. I shall be watching to see that card as it progresses. Thank you for your hospitality this and every other week. xx Maggie #20

Meihsia Liu said...

Please remove #24 because it's my wrong link. HAPPY WOYWW! ^_^

Christina Wernstrum said...

Just linked to my first ever WOYWW. I how to do this on a regular basis! What inspiration you guys are.

Kyla said...

Organised DI sponges....shall I followed suit? Nah.....I hung all mine is a ziploc bag. Let's ne honest, I rarely use the correct sponge!

May also ne at NEC but probably Friday, if I can make Thursday will let u know.

Hugs
Kyla

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the window..is that a BIG background stamp you have there? Lots of fun things to keep you busy. We are on a warm up again, but that doesn't help the wind from leaving here either. Enjoy WOYWW and the week ahead. #11 Sylvia

Kyla said...

*bung! I bung mine in a ziploc! Wretched smartphone auto correct! :-)
Kyla

voodoo vixen said...

I think your desk is looking pretty good, busy but organised!! The winter light makes taking photos a real pain, doesn't it? We have snow again this morning... urgh. Annette

Minxy said...

Happy Wednesday chick, that ink blending storage always makes me smile.
Clicked for a closer look at the card but the photo wasn't an bigger DOH! im sure its fab x
Have a great rest of week x
Minxy #30

Bridget Larsen said...

Love those inky spongers, must be inky season hahaha as I've been inking too
Bridget #2

Bubbles said...

Wonderful storage solution! :)
The card looks as though it matches your deckchair :) but this little detail is nothing compared with the fact that your desk is wood... I've never seen a glimpse of the surface of your desk before! Could it be that Julia - dare I even suggest it? - is becoming a tidy crafter?
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Bubbles #32

Nan G said...

Love your storage board for the distress ink foam! Great looking card also. Well, the sunshine looks nice and the grass is green. :)

Redanne said...

Wow, Julia, I can see some of your desk today - loving your storage idea for the foam - very clever. You don't have any snow either, I wish we didn't have any either...... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

Kathryn said...

Hi J!
Catching up and my breath! Good to see all your creativity! Lurve your sponge organization system, very cool indeed!
Missed you!
Kat

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week. I like the idea of putting the pads on the board like that...makes it much easier to find. Speaking of stimulants coffee has never effected me that way but when the doctor gave me as sleeping pill to help me sleep it woke me up and I didn't sleep for days...my body is wired too wrong. Have a great week Julia. Vickie #33

Jackie said...

Your cut and dry storage is very organised
A friend gave me some large like SD covers that are clear and I can fit one foam square in each case so that's how I keep mine!
Jackie 11

MvM-design said...

Love your background stamp!!
Thanks for sharing ;)
Happy Wednesday Julia!

Hugs Marleen #12

Ann B said...

Lying in bed with my early morning cuppa and iPad and just about to start the blog hop. Will have to have a go at organising my cut and dry - your idea is very clever. Thought at first acrylic drawers were your winter fashion item, prefer cotton ones myself but each to their own.
Happy Wednesday.
Ann B
40

Ann B said...

Lying in bed with my early morning cuppa and iPad and just about to start the blog hop. Will have to have a go at organising my cut and dry - your idea is very clever. Thought at first acrylic drawers were your winter fashion item, prefer cotton ones myself but each to their own.
Happy Wednesday.
Ann B
40

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

Woohooo nifty idea for the foam.

Gill Edwards said...

your desk looks very professional, i love all your ink applicators on the left.
I am happy to be able to take part in this finally.

Gill x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Troublesome wind is a problem in our house too.... :) those sponges are colourful!!
LLJ xxxx

jude said...

fab inky desk so jealous but must behave and then if im good may get to craft soon .But beauty of bed rest i can spend on crafty stash while surfing the net...lol
Have fab creative week
hugs judex 46

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're looking mighty tidy there, Miss Julia! Sorry your freezing your assets, but spring will soon arrive!! I missed the fun last week and am glad to be back, thanking you, as ever!!

Jackie said...

We have wind problems here too.....and it's so blooming cold. Great sponge storage, I throw mine in a large cup on my desk!!

Enjoy the rest of your week :) xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow Mr. Linky must have had some back up..I was #11 and now #26 Makes no real difference, but I visited about 10 people before me with the wrong number.. the wonders of new tech.

Samantha Elliott said...

Sorry to hear about your wind dear! Your desk looks lovely in the sun, but I agree it has turned cold again!
Nice looking card.
I have a lickle appeal on my post and hope you don't mind using The Crop to collect them! It is recycling for a good cause.
Hugs
xx

fairy thoughts said...

morning ms Julia
your desk is looking busy this morning the 'grungy' card is coming along I didn't think you would be able to resist (pardon the pun)for ever on the grungy stuff. I made your fab foam holder a while ago it is brilliant, simple things eh!
janet..... off to work I go

Queen Lightwell said...

It does look deceitfully nice outside! The card looks cute from this angle, is that an owl? Well, I really like the colors on it, it's looking fab! :) Glad you've been enjoying a nice play with the inks. And thank you, as always, for hostessing this linky party! :)
Made it before a 100 this week, woohoo! lol Deeyll #43

MrsC.x said...

morning Julia! your desk this morning looks like its in an semi organised fashion like everything is waiting for it part in the creation process. you have tons of light thou but i agree its blooming freezing despite the sun.
Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #37
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com
xxx

Helen said...

Morning Julia. I love the look of the black and white card resting in the iPad chair! It would make a great invite to a posh do. We have cold and blustery here to, it looks nice but best not to go out in it!!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 53

lisa said...

It's sooooo cold out there isn't it??I love your DI cut n dry storage but I do have one bone to pick... that foam is far too clean. do you wash them or are they not used enough!!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

Di said...

Yup, still blowing a hooley here Julia :(
The birdies are hanging onto the twigs and branches and doing somersaults.

Love you cut 'n dry foam storage - that means you use it huh, rather than peek at a pack of it in a box, along with distress inks, shudder and then run away.

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #52

scrappyjen said...

I like the storage idea. I can't get away with foamy inky techniques! I must try harder! Happy woyww, jenx

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW Julia..think we are due for snow today, so a good excuse to stay in and craft some more. Fabulous desk as usual - great storage for the foam. Was wondering what was in the pink 'thingy tray' on the right that I've forgotten name of? (coffee next for me to get the brain going..he he)..happy crafting.. Gill x #51

Annie said...

Hi Julia,
Brrrrrr cold and wingy here too. We had flurries of snow yesterday and think there is more to vcome today...so it's a snuugle up day to craft for me [any excuse eh?].
Have a great week.
Hugs,
A x

Twiglet said...

Lol think Annie's fingers are frozen - she is having trouble spelling today! Wild and windy here too but yesterday's snow has melted. I love your colourful little sponges - makes it look like you have been busy!! x Jo

Carol Yates said...

Your desk looks busy as usual Julia, there is a cold biting wind here today, but yesterday's snow has gone. Keep warm.
Carol,x #57

EELS said...

Hey guys, guess what, it's stinking bloomin' hot and humid here lol....just to make you all feel envious - gosh I'm evil.

Love the desk this week Julia, seems even more busy than usual.
Cheers, going back to stand near the aircon lol.
Elaine

Spyder said...

I wanna do grunge! I've said that soo many times!! I feel I'll buy something that gets me no closer to the lovely messy stuff than I am now.. only to create an even larger indescribable mass of unmentionables than I have now.. that sounded better in my head.
Have a crafty week!
Happy WoYwW!
(Lyn) #58

donnalouiserodgers said...

ah ' now I am worried, I'm not sure you can see my desk - for all the stuff that is upon it....

also - did I need to declare to someone my intention to attend a gathering in June?

dxxx 65

kath stewart said...

Happy WOYWW Julia...a real colourful inky looking desk today and yeah a girl can't craft without coffee...hugs kath xxx

Heather Alger said...

Hi, I joined WOYWW today having been viewing for several weeks after Gill told me all about your blog. Its wonderful love being able to see so many different projects and creative Ideas x Love your blog loads :0)

Francesca said...

Nice lot going on your desk this morning, great stuff. I know its cold but aleast there is some sun. Hugs Francesca #67

Almo said...

Hi Julia, I know what you mean about that tin of paint having to keep moving it. I am loving your distress pad storage, may have to have a go at that one as I am sorting my distress stuff out now. Hugs Mo x

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia
Anyone in the Manchester area should check put the craft and stitch event at the Trafford Centres Event City. It. Starts tomorrow until Sunday and is well worth a visit. It's much better than The GMEX one

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooo inky delights, Julia - wot fun!!

Mm, like my desk and my fingers too.. am bustling around too, a bit like you desk and blog!!

It took me while to catch up form last week and was very interested on what you had to say about the Michael Powell images too have one bought in Manchester last year..

I too, same as you, have struggled to use it thought you were with on it looking better with embossing.. and think would make a good man card they dont like much do-dads on it . but doing it that is the question.. huh,
Happy WOYWW! love Shaz.x
#61, and it been posted for hours forgot to come and link :D

Chrysalis said...

Morning Julia - sorry, late again! I must get in the habit of writing my post on Tues's. I'll be back later to catch up with you and the other lovely bloggers. xx

Ria Gall said...

Good morning, thank you for another chance to hop around the world to look at all these wonderful desks.
Your desk is looking good today, I am liking your distress ink foam index, I am picking up lots of indexing tips.
Keep doing what you do as you do it so well
Ria

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning lovely! It's the same here, sunshine & some blue sky but it's cold! Your desk is always full of intrigue and I find myself looking out for the same items, like the large yellow gun to see where it ends up each week! I store my foam pads for my DI on the lids on the ink pads with good old Velcro too. Have a great day. Take care Zo xx

Zeffy said...

Hi Julie...amazing how the weeks fly by....it is sunny and mild in Athens..but cold and rain are on their way....Have a good week
Zeffy #78

Claire said...

ooooh! you have been a busy bunny!! and that storage for inky pads is just brilliant :)
thanks for stopping by already - you are firing on all cylinders today :)
the wind has finally died down here, and we had a sprinkling of snow, which has already melted...
have a wonderful week :)
no. 5

Andrea said...

good morning.a busy desk as always the paint tin is intriguing and your hint suggests something worth seeing..mmm... .. I'm sure we will get to pleasure of that soon.love the sponge storage idea, I love anything neat and organised! and life would be so very sad without coffee. Tank you and have a fab week off for a little hop before work Andrea #75

Andrea said...

oops #77 should have rechecked !
Andrea

susibee said...

Great storage for the cut and dry foam and how lucky are you to have a desk with a lovely view out of the window:)
Happy WOYWW Susi#67

Cardarian said...

I love your distress ink cut 'n foam holder - I must make one for myself! Although you have lots of stuff on your desk it still seems to be tidy!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Helen said...

Another great desk - so nice to see it taken in daylight, even if it's not today's!! the sun yesterday was so deceptive cos yes, boy was it cold! (and still is today) Helen 14

Tracy said...

Good morning, reporting for my WOYWW initiation LOL!! I have seen this site posted around blog world so many times, I so wanted to play! I love your desk so busy and creative. Hope to be here more than not. Hugs TRacy xx

ellie said...

lots of creativity going on julia-wish i was arty but havent got the hang of distress inks yet-have a good day x

House of Bears said...

Good morning from the slightly earlier than usual bears. We have brilliant sunshine here too but it's deceivingly chilly.

Anne said...

Hi Julia seem to see a lot of your desk today it looks tidy and organised. My dining table is my desk now really!!! Do use my little desk for bits and pieces but not big enough to work on. Anyway enough wittering - got lots to do. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

Erika said...

Very cold here too Julia a perfect day to wrap up warm and craft.
Have a good one.
Erika. 90

Karen said...

Love the storage idea for the foam, it's not something I have but maybe one day! Have a great WOYWW! Karen 91 x

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing - love your storage, just the sight of it is cheerful on this cold and windy morning. Time to sit in the warm and go visiting - virtually of course!

JoZart said...

Oops, forgot it was Wednesday so I'm 92 today and never been so late! At least I'm brief, which is a first!
Great to see your Distress ink applicators all organised and at hand. The whole shebang is looking creative and quite efficient today. I spy rain but no snow out of the Dunnit homestead window!
Love Jo x

Joanne said...

It may be cold outside but your desk looks bright and cheerful with all those blending pads on show. Unfortunately the sunshine just shows the dust on mine!!!!!
xx

barbarabeesblog said...

Seeing your desk makes totally clear, that mine needs definitely a bit of a cleaning.
Don't miss my Collage Giveaway this week!
Barbara
http://365waysofmemories.blogspot.de

Shoshi said...

I love your cut & dry storage, Julia - very colourful and practical! Your desk looks as industrious as ever. Never mind about the dead coffee mugs - essential for happy crafting, I should think!

This will be my last WOYWW visit for a while as our house move is suddenly forging ahead (barring accidents) and I've got a huge amount to see to. I just hope none of you will forget me in my absence!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi

Caz said...

It's flippin' cold and windy here too!!!
That's a genius storage system for your DI foams......must consider that on my next desk re-arrangement!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#98

Anneliese said...

Your desk is inspirative - very much! Mine is still restrictive because of special circumstances having to do with DH's work in France.

Buttons said...

It all looks very organised to me Julia. Wishing you a very happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny x

Shazsilverwolf said...

I know, this winter sun looks nice, but I agree, blimey is it cold! Interesting looking stamp on that acrylic block. Coffee is my choice of drink too, but I have actually now started to switch to decaff after 6, I have got to the point where I really can't sleep for more than 15 minutes, honestly. Four days of getting up with a headache due to lack of caffeine, but thats easing off now, and I have actually had some sleep! Yay!Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #75

Angie said...

Thought I would drop by and say HI ....still not in the zone ...broken laptop and sick cats really squashed any creativity that might be trying to surface.
Did I miss your your instructions on your brilliant looking storage of inky cut and dry???? Please point me in the right direction as I'm trying to organize my stuff ... with little effect...in the hope that something unblocks the grey matter. Take Care ...I am missing being part of all this. xx

Francesca said...

Hi julia, my system has gone made, posted on #67 but it was last weeks so have reposted @ 108 but seems to have done it twice. sorry. Francesca 108/109

Hammers said...

Hey Julia, your desk is full of intrigue for me this week - is that bubble wrap to the right? And what is on the stamp block? Happy WOYWW. And it's cold here too..brr. Cx #110

Angela Secrest said...

Ok so what's over there in the tidy tray, can't quite make it out and do you ever dive into that jar o' buttons? I have buttons and I was looking at them thinking why do I have them or better yet why don't I use them?? It's been windy here as well, ridiculously so, very tired of the wind, don't mind the cold!
Angie #112

Glenda said...

Each time I visit I'm always so impressed by those windows in front of your space! Such wonderful light coming through. There does seem to be quite bit going on in your world. I'm struggling this morning with stiff fingers...could not even spell my own name...
Glenda #109

Angela Coles said...

high winds here too.

Like your ink pads/sponges. nice coloured inks too. That's something I've not ventured into yet.

Lisa said...

I'm number 117 two weeks in a row. Amazing. But even more AMAZING is your solution to the cut-n-dry foam thingie's. I've so been trying to figure out something. Perfect.

Lori said...

Absolutely love the distress ink storage thingy. Need one!!! (Or 2 or 3)

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #110


Brenda B said...

That's a lot of desk on show, not sure if we've ever seen that much before. So where do you keep that big ink tool holder when you're not using it?

Hugs
Brenda 115

Jaki Morris said...

Did you see the amazing time lapse photography on David Attenborough's Africa programme last week? Incredible.

That wind is vile, isn't it? Especially if, like me, you work in a north facing room.

I am still envious of your little drink bringing elf, could do with one here.

Take care

Jakix #120

jellinacreations said...

happy woyww!
It is also cold here in the Netherlands brr
The wind is freezing me.

Katie said...

I love your foam storage! All the colors look so cheerful together!

Laura said...

Good morning, Julia -- hope the wind abates and the temperatures rise a bit for you. It is nice to see the sun, though. Happy WOYWW!

Laura #123
[bookworm.typepad.com]

Craftychris said...

Your desk always looks so creative! Stay warm and have a good WOYWW xx

Tamika said...

Hello I've made it #125 but I thought I was linked up earlier some problem with timing my post! I love your inky pads. I have a few TH distressed inks I probably should play with before they dry out! Well off to check out all 124 desks ahead of me!

MiniOwner said...

Good afternoon Julia and fellow WOYWW. Late today - sorry! Julia your cut and dry foam storage is a fab idea - I may pinch that. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

Monica said...

I'm #126 today and it is 8.04 here deep in the heart of Texas! Is that the Mc Dunnet plaid on the left ? Always love to see a gal working. I have to rush as it is a busy Wednesday.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great wide shot, love that storage system for your cut and dry! Sorry I'm late, got distracted! Chrisx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your desk looks wonderful this morning! You know that I envy you your wonderful window with all of the light! Wishing you a happy day today - stay warm!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, nice to see the daylight and absence of snow through the window - we've been hearing how bad it has been down south. Like the colours on your grungy card - very un-Timmy like feminine shades. Nice mask too. The EM woke up unwell this morning so I'm on nursing duty again. Will pop in and out, as and when I can over the next day or so. Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

Deb said...

looking very organized this week Julia, love your distress ink tool storage!
Debxx

Gita said...

Happy WOYWW Julia! As always lot going on with your desk. I am getting into the grungy, funky style myself and can't wait to play with some new items. :-)

Krisha said...

WOW! post 104 and #137! Thats what happens when you sleep in on a Wednesday....LOL Lots of color this week.
Krisha #137

MaggieC said...

Thanks for your visit this morning, Julia. I have to put my stamps back immediately otherwise I would get even more confuse than I already am. It does also act as an inventory in the case of an insurance claim. I am hoping that it might also help to prevent me doubling up on identical stamps. I will leave a cheese scone on my desk for you for next week. xx Maggie #20

SueH said...

That’s a nifty bit of storage Julia!
I’ve got into the habit of washing the ones that I’ve used out at the end of the day and then just pick up any sponge for any colour but I guess I’m wasting a lot of ink by doing that really. The other thing I tried was keeping each sponge in its own little labelled bag but I got fed up of having to sort through the lot to find the one I wanted so I guess your idea would work great.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 88
x

MaryH said...

Hi Julia, it may be cold outside your window, but it is so wonderful that you have all that natural light by your desk. Love your ink foam idea. Always enjoy seeing the mugs at your crafty space. I'd be sloshing something over on something else if were myself. I did manage to swipe off a clearing to put my new goodies actually on the desk to photo them. Desk is still as messy as last couple of weeks, (ah, but working on that!) Thanks for the chance to play & be nosey. I'm off to look around. Hugs

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Julia - looks like you've been having a lovely inky time too! MM x

trisha too said...

Always a great view, Julia! Mine this week is really what WAS on my workdesk, since it's a finished something.

Happy to make it as #145 this week, rather than my usual 160ish!

StampinCarol said...

I find your Cut & Dry sponge holder interesting! And I usually have my coffee cup by my computer! LOL! Your desk looks a little bit organized! Hope you're staying warm!
Carol N # 124

Sharon said...

Liking the storage for the dry foam x

Kim said...

Love your sponge storage!! You're looking very tidy this week! I hope the rest of the week warms up for you.

Bernice said...

Your wee distress ink sponges look very organised - I can never find one with the same colour on it - should maybe try this method.
Bernice #63

Sarah Evans said...

Linking up my stamp making exploits this week - thanks for hosting :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Mary said...

I'm sitting here in my jammies, working on my latest project, a scrapbook for my kids (on-going and will be for awhile) and I said OMG, it's Wednesday....I'll post my photo later. Yes, it does look warm and sunny out there, but as it is here, it's about 40F....no wind thank goodness. Your desk always looks so busy and the coffee mug always looks so inviting. Have a great week, I'll post shortly.

Keren Howell said...

Looks like you're having a good time with the inky sponges. It's bloomin' cold here too but the sun is shining to lull you into a false sense of security...better to stay in and craft! Hugs, Keren

Sandy Leigh said...

I just want to say you did quite nicely tutoring Jan on the zipper--her bag looks great! I wonder what else you sew? Is there ever a sewing machine on that desk? I love your desk today--it looks busy, bright and cheerful. I hope you all start to get lots of sun! So, here's the deal, I woke up at 5 am...blurry eyed...and linked up my desk, which is always photographed sometime between Sunday and Tuesday and hardly ever on Wednesday...and then I plopped back into bed, then got up at 6, did treadmill, came to the office, and hours later, after lunch am leaving my comment! It must be around 7 p.m. your time. I love it! Crafty hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

toni said...

Hi Julia, nice inky desk, looks like you've been having a good time, That circle mask I can see peeking out, I found a really good video on You tube about'Bumping' stencils and getting some really nice effects. I will send you the link as it would work well with those circles happy WOYWW x

April Story said...

I have been remiss in leaving you comments about your desk picture - I just get going on the links and totally forget. I apologize. Your desk is looking very productive this week. :-) April #133

Ali H said...

Hi Julia
I am hoping to get a friend set up with a blog using Blogger next Saturday so she can join us - will word verification be "ON" automatically ? I can't remember how I turned mine off !! Can you remind me so I ensure she isn't lumbered with it ?
Many thanks
Ali #44

Rebekah said...

Always funs to join in, almost had to miss this time!
~Rebekah #152

Fandhmum said...

Hi
I thought I would join you for the first time this week.
Rosie

misteejay said...

Nice busy looking desk Mrs D.

The wind is just as bad here...the days when the temps were supposed to be warmer have felt just as cold (if not colder) because of the wind brrrrrrrrr.

Toni xx

Norma Conway said...

Julia! Is the thing with the holes in it with colourful to say the least square things on top, the genius storage for the cut 'n' dry foam that you use when using Distress Inks? THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN!!! *smiles* Norma
p.s. do you have a favourite coffee??

Lórien said...

I find WOYWW really fun... I´ve played some times a long long time ago, and seems I´m back! Thanks Julia for keeping this up and running :)

Debs Willis said...

Ummmmm .....that looks pretty tidy for you Julia lol :-) like your cut n dry storage :-)

Debs #155

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi! This is the first time I have done this - hope I have done it right. Bev x

Heather M said...

It does look like a really nice sunny day. Still, a bright cold day is better than a dreary cold day. Love the colors on your card. That's one of my favorite color combos. :-)
HeatherM #158

Nicky said...

Looks like lots going on and lots of ink - have a great week at least at bit of Sunshine is better than dreary grey lol - Nicky 160

maureenjscott said...

Oh, this is so cool! Glad I found you! I love seeing how other folk work and what they do and where they do it! Will be back tomorrow to get a proper nosy! thanks, Maureen x

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

ooh, what a wonderful peek at your desk.. loving your card so far..

Michele #122

Liz B said...

Stay warm with lots of coffee!! :) Happy Wednesday!

Ginger said...

You have a nice view while crafting! I have often thought of getting one of those large tape dispensers but wonder if they are too heavy and cumbersome. I've been told they work well.
Take care and have a great week :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'd love one of those tape dispensers like yours. Blessings!

SaraJ said...

Greetings Again Julia-
Your little experiment seems to have become the place for people to trade information which I just love....next week I'm going to try to remember to ask how people store their stencils....yay, right. Like I'm going to remember that. You asked why my ink pads had a line drawn across them. The quick answer is I'm lazy and needed to identify my inks as opposed to the shop's ink where I teach a class each month -- I guess that's also the long answer....hope it stays sunny as long as it's cold. It's snowing here which we love. If it's going to be winter it might as well snow!!

Kate said...

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with wind. Sorry, am feeling unenthusiastic today and that's the level I've stooped to.

** Kate **

Sharon said...

Posted again as got it wrong first time and linked to a previous week, not very good at this blogging thing.

sharon x

Angela said...

Hi Julia, your desk is inspiring as always! Belated WOYWW greetings! Thanx for having a peek at my desk :) clever system for your cut n dry sponges! Take care, Angel Greetings xxx

Neet said...

Like the storage for your DI pads - I have gone over to Dreamweaver brushes for my applications but still have the applicators and foam to fall back on.
Your desk is always so full of lovely things, love the new beaker and the view fro the window is so good. Not got one at home and not got one at my friends either.
Ah well, flying home in a few hours.
Hugs, Neet xx 17

RosA said...

Hi Julia,
I'm a bit late, and a little guilty ... I don't like linking and then not leaving a comment, but I had to do the linking via mobile phone which severely tests my skill and, more to the point, my patience :)
As usual your desk looks interesting with stuff happening. I like the cut n dry storage idea but I'm wondering where that sheet you've stuck them on then gets stored?
Happy late WOYWW,
RosA # 113

Lynda Beazley said...

Hello Julia
I have just signed up to WOYWW! I was introduced to you by ALI H. I have really been inspired by everyone! However I'm a bit of a techno phobe so I hope I'm pressing all the right buttons to set this up!
Thanks again for sharing
Lynda x

Kezzy said...

I'm intrigued lol, the card on the ipad stand which is slightly hidden almost looks like buttons and a bow tie am I right? I think I could do with the distress ink colour blending thingy you have done it's amazing. Loving the grungy card and the mask is fab. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Winnie said...

You started my day with a chuckle (white space on your desk!). LOVE the Tuxedo are! Great idea for a cummerbund. Winnie #79