Wednesday, July 21

Wanted - Desk Tidier!

WOYWWa2007

Mmmm ... not great is it? I remember back in the day when WOYWW first started! I was too shy and embarrassed to blog my desk for all to see ... so I used to link up over at Julia's place ... but hide my desk in my blog archives ... so only the really desperately ... erm ... nosy would see it! Just look how things have changed!!! It is nearly midnight on Tuesday ... I have a packed day ahead of me ... and in order not to miss out ... I have been up since 5.45am and still ... with eyelids drooping ... I am typing out this post with no shame whatsoever!!!

Yes! ... there are stamps everywhere ... Yes! the phone is chucked on the desk where I threw it ... Yes! at some point in the near future it will ring ... I will answer it ... it will bleep loudly and cut the someone off ... basically because once again ... I did n't walk the 10 or so paces to the other end of the room to stick it on the charger! Yes ... the calendar is on my desk ... but No ... it's not on the right date ... Yes the highly covWOYWW2007eted WOYWW easel is on my desk ... and No ... once again there is no handmade card in it! Mind you ... it does hold my Lord Tim of Holtz hand crafted tag very nicely indeed ...  you know Tim ... the man that can win the Tour De France on a unicycle with just a smidgeon of Sepia accents and a solitary crystal of Black UTEE!

If you wanted a closer look at my tag ... or even if you did n't ... well you got one anyway and finally ...

If you are a good desk tidier ... please come round ... erm ... daily ... pretty please with cherries on top! Oh and Finally Finally ...

Well Done for reading this far and if you are passing by Julia's place ... please link me up ... you could join in too while you are there ...

Laters!

82 comments:

EmmaM said...

Kakey is good at tidying;) i will send her round x

Maz said...

I see no shame whatsoever in having a big workdesk yet only using a tiny portion of it coz the rest is covered in stuff! I do it too, and I'm sure we're not the only ones! x

helen said...

Tim's tag is perfect in your easel, and your tag is perfect too - I love it. I'd be no good for tidying, as you can see by my own pics today.... oops.

Anesha said...

Love the colours and backgrounds on this tag. You desk looks so much better thank mine, too ashamed to take a photo of it. :)

Jennie said...

Linda, I am on my way round :))) lol.. actually I am quite good at tidying everyone else except my own ...strange but true.
Happy woywwing!
xx

Jennie said...

P.S. I linked you :))mind you you will probably find you are several times now!! rofl
xx

kath said...

I just love your creative mess...and such a gorgeous tag....Mrs Mop is on her way....big hugs kath xxx

Nettie said...

I totally love your desk....and thowing the cell down so that weird things happen that is all good.... my story...
I recently cleaned my desk/table off....then I couldnt do anything.....my 14 year old son (who thinks my craft is werid) told me I put my mojo away.....he said I only do well when it looks like a bomb went off.....so heres to creative desks/tables

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I think it looks like it should...full of flow and stuff and stamps, love it! Particulalry love thebig tag - great colours and is that some of that tape on the left edge? Love that. But no, willnot come round and tidy..too busy looking at my own and willing it to self tidy!

Kate said...

I could come round and scrape it all into a big box and then run off with it. Would that help?

** Kate **

Rosie said...

INVITE ME ROUND!! I am an ace tidier and could give lessons in organisation (yes really, sad isn't it)? In return you can teach me everything you know and make me laugh a lot (you always do). So waddya say ... I'll pack a bag?
PS yummy tag you're making there ...

Jen said...

Sorry Linda but I won't be applying for your desk tidying job, I'd only add to the mess or should I say "organized chaos"?
hugs
Jen x

Julie M said...

Linda, that work is stunning, I love the warm colours in the background, makes it feel sunnier even though it's lashing rain!! I'd love to help tidy your desk (but I don't think I'd know where to start!!!).

Julie :o)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I'm on my way...I could be your new apprentice but I'd like my title to be PA (Personal Apprentice...sounds a bit more posh!!)
Fab tag as always...Have a great day!!

xx

kayc said...

That tag is just gorgeous. Love the colours. Kathleen x

Deezines Art said...

It looks like you have loads of willing helpers on the tidying front - I wouldn't be any good I'm afraid - I would just play with all your stuff (and make it worse!) - Jacqueline xx

Alix said...

what's wrong with us all this week??? is there a super~messy~bug doing the rounds?

Sue said...

Hi Linda
great desk piccie,beautiful tag, luv the colours & images, have great day, sue,x

Carmen said...

Mr Dunnit and Lord Holtz - don't they just work so well together?

Thistleblue said...

Great post Linda! I really enjoy wednesdays, wandering around everyones crafty spaces and having a nosey! Gorgeous Tag! and i do the exact same with our phones.. only thing is we have three and i still manage to leave them all off the chargers.. oops..
have a wonderful day!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Quite right! nor should you be ashamed, much to busy to tidy! Adore the tag, ab fab, gorgeous colours :-) Have a great day!
Anne xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! My phone has a "CALL ALL" function and I am always having to call all to try to follow the beeps to find the handset!

LOVE the tag. So so pretty, as always.

Mary Anne

Kathy said...

Love your desk today - especially those wonderful sunset colours on the piece you've been busy with

Tracey said...

Is it me or is it really a hooooooge tag.
Love it.
x

Anneliese said...

Linda having worked alongside you I would expect nothing less than the creative 'mess' lol :D :D your tag by the way is gorgeous ... take care hun x

Cath Wilson said...

Great to see a busy desk!! Love it, Linda. Love your tag, too - I love Leandra's stamps :D

Andrea said...

well no good giving you a call then if the phones not charged LOL love the tag and the colours are adorable, all such warmth xx

mckinkle said...

Great desk Linda, just what Id expect to see from a busy crafter!

Keryn x

Tracey said...

Creative chaos looks wonderful. Wow the tag is stunning, well done. Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing. If you tided up you wouldnt be able to find anything
Tracey

scrapcat 1 said...

If I ever get mine tidy I will come and do yours, love the stamps and your tag is so pretty

JoFY said...

Hi,
We have 3 phones in our flat and more often than not NONE of them are on their chargers! lol
look at the tidyness (or not) this way: tidying up is using time that is better spent creating something .. thats my explanation and I'm sticking to it!
take care
Jo

Yours Artfully said...

Well loved desk but where's the chocolate stash hiding or is that a secret in case we come and pinch it?

Lin x

craftytrog said...

Lovely creative mess Linda! I'll be over if I can play with that pile of stamps! Did someone mention chocolate?! Just leave the door on the latch! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'll make you a deal. I'll come and tidy up your craft room, and you let me play in your stash and learn a few of your techniques. Now who do you think would get the better deal? Still want a tidier (grin)?

Val said...

Linda

It doesn't matter what the desk looks like - but what you create does - and your tag is fab!

Hugs
Valxx

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi Linda,
As my darling hubby says - a tidy desk will never belong to a beautiful soul brimming with creativity! - admittedly, I had just made him black forest trifle, so he was being nice to me LOL!
Rach xxx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

ah linda I am loving it this week,
creative desk and one stunning tag :)

hugs m xx

Twiglet said...

Yep - I will be your house elf but only if I can dabble with your equipment in my coffee breaks!!

Ikki said...

Looks like you'll could have an army of crafters round to tidy up for you - and I'll be there too for a good look round becaue you DO have some FAB stuff on your desk! Great colours and stamps on that tag! ikki

Darcy said...

lol poor Tim, how does he ever craft with all the missions you send him on! I might actually watch the tour De France if he was in it lol

Cath said...

Makes me feel better when I see other desks like yours lol
Love the tag the size is great for books where did you get them as I dont think I have seen any that big?

Cathx

Rica said...

I sincerely hope you meant it when you said 'Link me up' because I have done and no the the glossy accents won't just flick off !! Someone suggested I decorate it and make a feature of it - don't have to it will soon get distressed and covered with inks - no problem.
Oooh I feel right 'at home' in your crafting space - I'm a good tidier upperer, have to be because I'm such a mess maker.
Love your tag it is stunningly beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Esther said...

I think you could be starting a techniques for tidying trade off...unfortunately I'm rubihs at tidying so will just just continue enjoying ur messiness..thanks for ur kind comments...Happy WOYWW Esther x

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous tag! Love your banter and love your messy desk. It must have taken you years to get all that clutter, He! He! Know what you mean about shy to start with!! But, I will get there.
Chrissyxx

Spyder said...

Fabulous tag and not tooo messy desk. I've seen so much worse...of course mine it super tidy as always, not..Have a crafty WOYWW
((Lyn))

Kay said...

Tidying is greatly over rated, trust me on this! That tag is fabulous.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Linda, met you at Ally Pally showing us the flower you were making. Love your work and try to pop on to your blog when I can. I can see you are working very hard with all those stamps and dabbers and TH scissors.
Keep up the good work. lots of Hugs Jo xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one super brilliant tag oh so love tim and you have really done him proud with this one,if i come,and be your helper can i have lots of coffe breaks so i can play,love cheryl xxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

OMG!!!! thank you was multitasking when I wrote my post late last night and the letter I was writing was to Janet (it took me a while to figure out what I had done) thank you so much have amended now

love the workspace and how compact and full it is lots to zoom in on

the tag is fab love the square effect and the butterflies and the orange is so warming

Hugs Kate xx

Sarpreet said...

you look like you have about just as much room as me.

Kaz said...

Lovely desk Linda, I was embarrassed by my desk to start with too, now I couldn't give a monkey's whatsit! I have that paperartsy stamp set and love it xx

Sid said...

Fab desk, fab tag !!

The Crafty Chick said...

Ohh Nice stamps. You have such great taste! LOL

Yeah yeah yeah.. will get round to the prom pictures - do you like nagging?

Did I dream you offered to be my PA this week??

Leandra

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Love love love your tag! Great images and colours, right up my street! I do that to my phone to Linda, just throw it on the sofa, until someone puts it back on the holder, lol!

My desk is very messy this week, dont you just love to be busy! hugs Heidi xx

Lynne said...

Your desk looks tidy compared to mine I blogged the dinning room table as my craft area is so, so very messy.Your tag is fabby and that is all that matters.

minnie_mac said...

Lots of goodies on that desk, and a fabulous vibrant tag.

Marilyn

Handmade with Love said...

OOOh i love that tag and the colours you have used! I love tidying, im on my way round put the kettle on! Have a great week! Tracey x

lorena b. said...

Well, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that is reduced to a 12"x12" spot on my work table! It never fails: When I get "organized" I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING!

Cheryl said...

your desk is not that bad hun. I definately am too ashamed to show mine might fo one day hugs Chiz xx

LynneForsythe said...

All I can say is YOU ARE A MESS!!! and I love it....I suffer from all the same life issues....and YOU MAKE ME LAUGH....HYSTERICALLY!!!!

Alicia.R. said...

Oh but it is such a creative mess...and I love your tag. It is so inspiring, I can feel a tag idea coming on.

Debi said...

Stunning work!!! What mess?

Wipso said...

Sorry I'm rather late calling in this week. My day was really manic yesterday and had to end with a 62mile round journey to visit my neighbour in hospital.
Love the bright oranges you've used and the butterflies are fab.
A x

Alisonw30 said...

Doesn't look messy to me x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, i would love to tidy your desk but sorry, it would be too hard to resist playing with all your goodies. it may end up messier than before!

Claireliz said...

Running down the motorway to apply in person for the position of desk tidier :D
C
xx

Toucan Scraps said...

hope you have chance to sot and play today. Beautiful tag

Violets Corner said...

Oh I love the tag, such fab colours and stamping!
Love your desk too, everything in reach for some happy crafting.

Hugs
Maarit

Sunshine Girl said...

Nothing wrong whatsoever with having stamps everywhere! and as for the phone surely whoever is on it is just disturbing your valuable crafting time so they deserve to be cut off anyway? Hope you had a good day!

Angie said...

So love the colours ...so vibrant ...and a perfect sentiment for the scene created..

Penni said...

Great desk Linda - not untidy though, I'd say creative!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Penni said...

Great desk Linda - not untidy though, I'd say creative!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Penni said...

Great desk Linda - not untidy though, I'd say creative!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Sam said...

hehehe you guys and your Lord Timothy of Holtz...unfortunately he has not managed to wriggle his way into my craft stash but I do so want some of his stuff (okay all of it) just to see for myself why you guys love him so much. The telly doesnt really do him enough justice. I'll get there one day.
Lovely messy desk and who cares - I think it's brilliant - everything has it's place and craft stuff should be on our desks (or floors, kitchen tables etc,etc)
Sam x

Heidi said...

Where is tidy Anneliese when we need her! ?

Luv ya!

Heidi

angeleef said...

Why would you be ashamed? We all love to see those dirty desks :) I find it almost embarassing to let people snoop around at my overly neat desk these days LOL
Love your post!! Made me laugh today
** Evi **

June said...

Hi Linda, it looks like a fab working desk to me, what gorgeous stamps and stuff

Piddawinkle said...

oh my 77 comments and counting, wow, anyway Linda thanks for visiting my blog and I would love to come and tidy up ur desk, Im sure you wont mind that if some things dont fit in with the scheme I take them away and give them a new home, like some stamps, Tim Holtz tag, some sprays, just little things youd never miss them, LOL

FlipSyde said...

Oh, man I like that black caddy that you have in the corner there. I bet you can make it stuffedAriffic - well :) you did make it stuffedAriffic!
Amy

Maryu said...

Let's face it--we have to put our stuff somewhere, and visual people like their stuff where they can see it! It's not a mess, it's a "workstyle choice." Your tag is inspiring; so many creative ideas in such a small space!

Chrissie said...

Fabby looking stuff Linda...as ever, and that tag looks absolutely terrific.
Sorry about my tardy visit, but I've been slightly hors de combat since Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
Chrissie

Nikki said...

Thanks for the tips in the above post :)
hugs Nikki

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