Wednesday, 2 July 2014

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday? my opinion!Hello WOYWW desk snoopers, from sunny but quite cool Queensland - got down to 6 deg C overnight a few times this past week with the days in the low 20s - don't laugh that's cold for us.  If you'd like to join in the fun pop over to Julias blog and snoop a few more desks on WOYWW week 265 - a big thank you to all who visited my desk last weed and left friendly comments...I'm addicted and thoroughly enjoy 'meeting' other crafty inspiring people.
Here is my desk this morning - a work in progress desk. (Click on the photo for a larger view)
On the left a free mag I picked up at the Craft Expo in Rockhampton last weekend...along with a couple of new dies. Either side of that the usual pile of 'what I may be playing with next' - some colour themes and distress ink backgrounds. On my work pad, a round card in the final stages (finished card here) and behind that a folder in which I keep die cuts - that pile on the right needs to be sorted into it (I often cut one and it doesn't suit the project  or kind friends send me some). And then there's my world communicator (laptop).

And thank you Morti who sent me an WOYWW ATC this week, :-) with some lovely extras...thanks to everyone who swapped with me, I'm trying to think of a way to display them so they're not lost in a box.
Well I have to start that blue card with the chipboard frame so I'd best post this and over the next days will visit as many desks as I can...Cheers and have a wonderful crafty week Robyn


  1. What a lovely package from Morti with the atc! Your desk looks very tidy too. Happy WOYWW Helen 2

  2. Well we're excited that our temperature is reaching the low 20's this week as that is fantastically hot for us here in Wales! Hope you enjoy playing with your new stash! Ali #5

  3. I like how your desk is so cheerful and colorful. Hope you're staying warm. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

  4. Robyn, you have a lovely desk. I like your little colorful box organizer with the drawers. Great goodies from Morti, too. Have a wonderful WOYWW!

  5. Funnily enough that origami photo cube on my desk yesterday? That originally became an obsession when someone in a bookmaking group I belong to asked about a version that she thought might work to display ATCs. Not sure her original idea WOULD work, as the folded corners would cover some of the ATCs, but it was an interesting thought. Mine are in a book I made with baseball card sleeves slightly cut down as the pages (some portrait, some landscape) but that does mean they are still "hidden away" - what about joining a number of the sleeves and creating a sort of hanging display for the wall? Better than sticking them in a frame, as you could still access the backs, where the info is :) I might have to play with that idea myself! DOH! WOYWW always gives me a NEW obsession.....

    {tee hee}

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  6. My ATCs are in a book too - but I'm thinking of copying another WOYWWer and running some string/something across my room and pegging them up..gotta be the best sort of bunting, huh! I continually have the same pile...usually because if I don't leave it on my desk, I forget!! So grateful for the invention of world communicators!

  7. Your desk has lots of colour but it is not overpowering. Love those pastel painted drawers.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs, & thanks for visiting me - Neet 10 xx

  8. Good morning, Robyn. What a lovely ATC and some great goodies there form Morti. Your desk looks busy - mine is currently filled with hubby's breakfast tray - he tends to still have that upstairs before he gets up. That circular card is lovely - something really different.
    Thanks for already visiting. You have no idea the relief I feel at having nearly got there with the first dress. I was quietly having a nervous breakdown over it - but I got there in the end. Fortunately the second one should be much easier. Not so fitted. You don't have to pour the bride into it!!! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for John. He has a mixture of days - some better, some worse. we are trying to make the most of the better ones!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #9

  9. Your desk looks lovely Robyn. Glad to see that I'm not the only one who has a computer to hand!
    Look forward to seeing how you end up displaying your ATCs.
    Have a great week!
    Gillian #28

  10. What a lovely package of stuff from your friend - I love the Union Jack stickers - I must look our for some of them. I had a peep at your finished card and I must say I think it's one of the prettiest little cards I've seen - so delicate and so pretty - I love the colours and the little flowers and the die cut circle with the fancy edge is just beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a great week.
    Diana #29

  11. Your desk is very pretty lots of lovley pastel storage, its gorgeous

  12. What a great space you have! Looks like you have quite a bit going on too! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Glenda #41

  13. Hi Robyn - I wish 20 degrees was cool for us, sounds perfect to me! Great looking desk, love that exploding box card top right, very bright and funky. I thought I might make an album for my swap ATCs but there are rather a lot of them... will have to see what you decide to do!! Happy WOYWW Cindy x

  14. How funny! I was thinking about Queensland just the other day when I posted a layout I did! We held a koala at Steve Irwin's zoo and I scrapped about it. We also stayed in Rockhampton briefly - happy days! #26

  15. Cold??? Positively balmy!!!! :) lovely to see your desk this week. Lots of fun going on !

  16. Lovely colourful desk, Robyn - I love all your jars of pretty flowers! I also enjoy creating backgrounds with distress inks. Great ATC from Morti, too.

    Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. If you do end up doing the 5:2 diet, it's nice to have people to encourage you! I feel I'm off to a good start, losing 5 lb in the first week - OK, I may not maintain that level of weight loss but whatever I do is going to be in the right direction, and the great thing is that it's so painless to do. One gets fed up with other diets, having to watch what you eat all the time, but anyone can cope with only 2 days of that a week, and eating normally for the rest. It's the first one I've come across that I really feel optimistic that I can continue with. My other health issues (apart from the M.E.) are now being adequately treated which is great - I can only feel better!!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #23

  17. I'm not much of a traveler, so I enjoy visiting this way too!
    I try to visit from both ends, and always my neighbors!
    Love all the colors and textures here!
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 25

  18. Sure is fun to peek at someone's craft table and not mine : )

  19. Hi Robyn

    Lovely desk this week, how's the garden work going? You also got a chance to go to a craft show in Rocky lucky you all I seem to be doing is work. The end of the financial year makes it more work with taxes and book work, but hey life goes on, just wish I could craft. I love those little roses you got they look so pretty, I'm sure you will find the perfect creation for them.

    Happy WOYWW
    no desk post yet I will later today

    Hugs Eliza

  20. Gorgeous ATC and I just love your crafting space. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#38)

  21. of course I had to click through and see the finished card that is so beautiful Robyn :) ~Stacy #63

  22. I am loving all the storage and cubby holes on your desk.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Happy WOYWW Sue 24

  23. A lovely little ATC package. I have two days at Annie's with the twins this week so no sewing or crafting for me. Have a lovely week. x Jo

  24. Thanks for popping by my blog earlier Robyn! LOVED enlarging the pic of your desk and having a good old nose at your fab stuff ... very organised and so much more tidy than mine! Happy WOYWW'ing! Love from Debbie xXx

  25. Great desk Robyn and I loved having a nosy around :-) Lovely ATC and goodies you received there. I remember when I visited Aus and my friend said oh it's a shame you can't come in our Summer - bring your woollies it will be cold. We went round in shorts and T shirts most of time - seemed very hot to us!!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

  26. Ohhh I love your yummy sweetie jars they look colourful and scrummy I just want to tip them out and rummage through them.
    janet #7

  27. It's been a long day full of fun for me but that means this has been my first chance to call by at my blogging friends to see what they have all been up to so I'm sorry for the delay this week.
    I put the last two years of my ATCs into a tag book and will probably do the same with this year's once we get moved to our new home.
    Annie x # 17

  28. Glad to be here, we have been loosing our internet connection off and on, laying new cables apparently.
    Table looks interesting today, happy crafting and have a good week, Angela x #48

  29. All great craft minds coming together with one to display preserve our WOYWW ATCs from the anniversary swap. I'm doing a midi album. Love your desk and the ATC with the pretty roses. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #53

  30. What a desk, I love it - I think I could do a lot of cards there ;) You make wonderful things - Thanks for sharing.

    Kind regards

    my contribution for this week woyww is here:

  31. Hello Robyn,

    I really like how your desk is set up. Everything very close at hand. Love the little drawers with the bright colors.

    What a nice parcel from Morti. Her ATC really fits the bill for the anniversary!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (60)

  32. Hi Robyn, just catching up and snooping still :) Your desk is so interesting and I just love your colourful drawer storage. The ATC and goodies from Morti are fab. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a fab weekend. Elizabeth x #47

  33. I have to confess Robyn, I went in close to take a good peek at your desk. There's so much to see and I didn't want to miss anything.
    I have to say those rosebuds look gorgeous. I think you're going to have lots of fun.
    Sorry to take so long in coming to visit but better late than never eh?
    Say hello to everyone over there...I miss your temperatures especially with the summer temps here (12/14C only so far) :(
    Neesie (Desk snooper #61)


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn